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Sep 11, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Hedge Fund Management 2014

New York, New York, USA
At this program, our expert faculty will focus on hedge fund structures, the regulatory environment surrounding hedge funds, and the day to day operational issues of running a hedge fund operation. The faculty will also explore strategies for addressing new business issues such as expanding their business to include regulated funds, selling a portion of their business to an outside investor and ma...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 11, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2014: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Chicago, Illinois, USA
In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provi...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 12, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2014

New York, New York, USA
As the economy shifts and the legislature, SEC and shareholders respond, the design, implementation and disclosure of executive compensation undergoes continual change. At this program, experts in the area - from major corporations, the SEC, the IRS and shareholder activist groups, as well as from leading law, and consulting firms - will lead you through the emerging best practices and t...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 15, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2014

New York, New York, USA
PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute is a “must-attend” program for IP lawyers. This program provides a complete analysis of key events in all areas of IP, providing updates on cases, legislation and government agency developments that IP lawyers need to know.A highlight of the program will be a panel of in-house IP counsel from prominent companies discussing the many facets of current intere...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 15, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Bridge-the-Gap: Basic Skills for Newly Admitted Illinois Attorneys 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Taught by a faculty of expert practitioners from varied practice areas, this program will teach you real-world skills and knowledge important to your legal practice. By attending this program, newly admitted Illinois attorneys can also complete their requirement for a Basic Skills Course of no fewer than 6 hours. Practice techniques and procedures under the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct ...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 16, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions Institute 2014 (Second Annual)

São Paulo, BRA
PLI has offered continuing legal education seminars in the United States since 1933, primarily in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. In 2001, PLI added the Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, held in London, UK; and in 2013, we moved into Asia, holding the First Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong. Also in 2013, we continued our expansi...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 16, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

California Employment Law Update 2014

San Francisco, California, USA
PLI’s California Employment Law Update addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California State law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to ...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 16, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

How to Succeed on the "Hot Seat"

Seattle, Washington, USA
Any time you’re on the “hot seat” – facing clients, judges, angry public audiences, shareholders, Boards of Directors or the media – it’s critical that you come across as confident, in control and in charge.

Your message should be clear and concise. Time is limited, questions are sharp. No room for slip-ups or mistakes.

WHAT you say may ultimately protect – or damage – your reputat...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 17, 2014

CLE - Live Webcast

5th Annual Fisheries and Hatcheries

Seattle, Washington, USA
Fish have always been a source of sustenance and livelihood for the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 150 years, habitat alterations, hydroelectric development and harvest pressure have impacted salmon and steelhead populations in the Pacific Northwest and the people and industries that depend on them. To help mitigate these impacts, hatcheries have been used to supplement declining fish population...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 17, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

California Construction Law

Santa Monica, California, USA
If you are a stakeholder in the California construction industry, this is one seminar you cannot afford to miss. California’s Top Construction Lawyers and Mediators have come together for a two day Seminar on topics including: New Construction Law Developments, Competitive Bidding and Bid Protests, Construction Changes, Permitting and Environmental Considerations, Bankruptcy, Abandonment and Suret...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 17, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

"Technotainment" 2014: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

San Francisco, California, USA
This year’s program includes today’s major legal and business issues in the convergence of entertainment and technology. The program brings together a faculty of experienced of in-house lawyers, law firm attorneys and senior business executives on the cutting-edge of this challenging and burgeoning practice.The expert faculty will address recent litigation and key cases involving convergence issue...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 18, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Government Contracts 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Government Contracts law and practice continue to evolve. Congress has responded to budgetary pressures with calls for more reform of the acquisition system. New regulations, such as the imposition of rules requiring avoidance, detection, and reporting of counterfeit or suspect electronic parts and other counterfeit items ripple all the way down the supply chain. False claims Act recoveries and qu...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 18, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

21st Annual Washington Construction Law

Seattle, Washington, USA
If you practice Construction Law, desire to practice Construction Law, or are confronted with matters involving Construction Law, you cannot afford to miss this conference. Learn recent developments in Washington and Federal case law, statutes and regulations. Learn how to protect the rights of your clients when dealing with public contracts, cutting edge contracting delivery methods, insurance, t...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 19, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Healthcare Industry

Los Angeles, California, USA
With the completion of the enrollment phase of the Affordable Care Act, health care in the United States has entered a new era that will be characterized by extensive changes and challenges. The convoluted landscape of federal and state regulations will become even more complex as regulators ramp up enforcement activities under Obamacare and related statutes. Audits by government agencies on all l...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 19, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

6th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS‐Related Business Dipsutes

Moscow, Russia
The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend the 2014 Conference on the Resolution of CIS‐Related Business Disputes on September 19, 2014 at the Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow, Russia. The sixth installment of this highly successful annual conference will bring together Litigators, Corporate Counsel, Arbitration Practitioners, Judges, Academics, Business Executives and Policy&#...

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American Bar Association, Section of International Law
Sep 22, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Litigators 2014

New York, New York, USA
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Practising Law Institute
Sep 22, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Litigators 2014

New York, New York, USA
Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required, during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar, to complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice.By attending one of PLI’s one-day Bridge-the-Gap programs, you can fulfill your ethics and skills requirements and can ...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 22, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Basics of International Taxation 2014

San Francisco, California, USA
In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. A working knowledge of the U.S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals.This year’s program will be led by international tax experts and feature a substantially revised schedule including new ses...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 23, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

New York, New York, USA
In an increasingly global and coordinated fashion, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies are pressing forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities are advancing novel theories and exacting increasingly draconian penalties. The government’s enforce...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 23, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Condominiums Opportunities & Pitfalls

Miami, Florida, USA
Condominium Development is Back in a Big Way, but for a variety of reasons, Condo Development could be dangerous for Developers, Contractors, Subcontractors, and Design Professionals. Present conditions exist that could produce problems for Condo Developers, including lack of qualified workforce, the speed of development, and the potential lack of oversight of the entire designing and construction...

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The Seminar Group
Sep 24, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2014

New York, New York, USA
Recent market activity demonstrates that crowdfunding is now a bona fide alternative form of early and mid-stage corporate finance and can lead to exits in the M&A and capital markets arenas. In the face of this tremendous growth trajectory, the industry has divided into several categories, each with its own legal risks and challenges. Will this growth continue? Join our expert faculty for a p...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review and Reexamination

Las Vegas, Virginia, USA
The first day of this two-and-a-half-day course focuses on ex parte reexamination and also addresses inter partes reexamination. The second day is dedicated to inter partes review. Topics covered in the final half day include post-grant review, covered business method patent review, and ethical issues related to review proceedings and reexamination. The course covers strategies, tactics, best prac...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Software Patents: Procuring and Enforcing After Alice

Las Vegas, Virginia, USA
This course addresses the difficult and sophisticated task of how best to claim, prosecute, and litigate software-based inventions in their rich variety so as to have their patents held not invalid and infringed by the Federal Circuit. But that rich variety requires a variety of disparate claiming, specification drafting, prosecution, and litigating techniques. The course and text address why diff...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Crafting & Drafting Winning Patents

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
This Crafting & Drafting course marches to a special drummer and focuses on the end result – producing a “winning patent” that will be held literally infringed and not invalid under (sec)112(a), f/k/a/ (sec)112, para.1, despite the time pressure created by moving to a first-inventor-to-file system under the America Invents Act (AIA).
Crafting & Drafting is not a survey course covering the broad...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

"Designing Around" Valid U.S. Patents

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
In Markman and Cybor, the Federal Circuit required district courts to construe claims as a matter of law and decided to review claim construction de novo. The object was to make claim construction predictable, so that claims would better perform their public notice function. The result has been an unmitigated disaster, often (but not always) reading limitations into the claims that the examiner di...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Chemical Patent Practice

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
This up-to-the-minute course teaches the chemical patent practitioner how to use fundamentally sound principles to prepare and prosecute a United States chemical patent application in a conservative way and in view of all of the opportunities and pitfalls afforded by the AIA to enhance such possibilities as:
◾obtaining broad claim construction for literal infringement purposes, particular...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 27, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Due Diligence in the AIA Era

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
This course will provide practical guidance for conducting patent due diligence investigations in today’s changing legal environment. The panel will explore how the America Invents Act (AIA) and recent decisions of the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit dramatically affect the due diligence process, while sharing practical techniques and strategies for conducting complete investigations. These tact...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

New York, New York, USA
From the Trenches is all about the best part of litigation - the trials themselves. The program will focus on critical issues and strategies raised in the most significant white collar, regulatory and civil fraud trials of the prior year. Come inside the courtroom with the litigators on the front line who were involved in these cases, including attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and t...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Securities Law and Practice 2014: How the SEC Works

New York, New York, USA
Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer the securities laws. In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws. You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws ...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 29, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

Chicago, Illinois, USA
PLI’s Outsourcing 2014 is a “must” for every lawyer with business clients engaged in outsourcing transactions!Outsourcing brings new opportunities and new risks for companies sourcing or providing critical services such as information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, facilities management, analytics and other critical non-core functions.And there are newer and better approaches...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 29, 2014

CLE

ICC Advanced PIDA Training on International Commercial Arbitration

Paris, France
Drawing on the experience of renowned arbitrators in a multicultural and international environment, this advanced-level training provides an in-depth understanding and first-hand experience of the ICC Arbitration procedure under the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration.
By using a practical case-study approach and role-plays to address a series of situations that arise during complex arbitral proceedi...

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ICC International Chamber of Commerce
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Electronic Discovery Institute 2014: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

New York, New York, USA
This seminar is a must for all practitioners tasked with meeting today’s complicated e-discovery requirementsThe demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. With nearly every case now involving some aspect of e-discovery, expertise in handling the many issues that can arise is critical. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will:...

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Practising Law Institute
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Comprehensive PCT Practice

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Since coming into force in 1978, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has established itself as a valuable way for applicants to obtain patent protection in many countries around the world. The number of PCT Contracting States is currently 146 and growing. PCT members include the vast majority of industrialized, developing and emerging countries of the world. The Comprehensive PCT course guides the...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Drafting Patent License Agreements

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
This course and its text provide concrete drafting and negotiating advice with precise references to existing law. The course lays the groundwork for a clause-by-clause examination of all significant elements of the patent licensing agreement. The practical questions always focused on are how and whether each element is sufficient to serve the business needs of the parties while remaining legally ...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Federal Circuit Law (2012-2014)

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Every practitioner knows the importance, if not the fundamental requirement, of staying up-to-date on Federal Circuit and Supreme Court law. But the Federal Circuit weekly hands down opinions, frequently precedential opinions in patent cases that, according to the Federal Circuit’s Internal Operating Procedures for precedential opinions (IOP # 10), add something to the existing body of case law, a...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The extensive, complicated, unprecedented statutory changes and additions made by the America Invents Act have now become fully effective. Not only is it necessary for all patent professionals to know the new law, we must – during a transition period that will last for many years to come – be able to determine when the AIA law applies and when the pre-AIA version of the law applies.

The con...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamental Building Blocks for Creating and Enforcing the FDA Orange Book Listable U.S. Patent

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
In both lecture and interactive formats, the course will provide comprehensive and practical guidance to help today’s counselor apply industry considerations to the procurement of patents, to the Orange Book listing process, and to defense against challenge in ANDA litigation and PTO post grant proceedings such as IPR and PGR. The course will also address common mistakes that interfere with the co...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

When, Why and How to Effectively Appeal to the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
While the Kappos administration brought welcome change to the USPTO, the fact remains that applicants can face significant hurdles in prosecuting patent applications, as seen from the over 26,000 ex parte appeals pending before the Board. In many cases, appeals to the
Patent Trial and Appeal Board are required in order to provide applicants with the full scope of patent protection to which the...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

America Invents Act: Monumental Changes, the Consequences and the Unanswered Questions

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The extensive, complicated, unprecedented statutory changes and additions made by the America Invents Act have now become fully effective. Not only is it necessary for all patent professionals to know the new law, we must – during a transition period that will last for many years to come – be able to determine when the AIA law applies and when the pre-AIA version of the law applies.

The con...

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Patent Resources Group
Sep 30, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Art & Science of Patent Searching

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
This course comprehensively teaches how to conduct a professional patent search. It provides direction for determining when a search is needed and what types and sources of information should be searched in the process. Patent searching is both an art and a science. Consequently, search capability improves with practice. But optimum practice requires a solid foundation for those who seek to conduc...

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Patent Resources Group
Oct 1, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Corporate Counsel Institute 2014

New York, New York, USA
It is essential for all corporate counsel to be informed of the latest developments and to possess effective, budget-conscious strategies for managing the legal and practical business matters of corporate law departments, while adding value to the enterprise. The role of the corporate counsel continues to transform to meet new challenges in relation to an increasingly global economy, financial tur...

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Practising Law Institute
Oct 2, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

New York, New York, USA
The M&A markets were relatively flat throughout 2013, punctuated by episodic but unsustained bursts of activity. By contrast, 2014 appears to be off to a more robust start. The variability in deal activity creates uncertainty and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. Will the tough markets...

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Practising Law Institute
Oct 2, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2014 (Free)

San Francisco, California, USA
The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher. The increased trend of employers challenging all Unemployment Benefits claims has been combined with the explosion of Unemployment Insurance claims during the recession. Budget cuts and program changes have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients. Several significant changes to key benefits p...

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Practising Law Institute
Oct 2, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

2nd Annual Issues in Condemnation

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
This seminar will include an overview and update of Georgia eminent domain legal issues and land valuation litigation, with emphasis on emerging legal issues and recent court decisions impacting Georgia eminent domain.

This program is a must for anyone involved in the governmental land acquisition process, whether as an attorney, appraiser, government official, or owner. You will hear firs...

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The Seminar Group
Oct 6, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Judges' Pet Peeves 2014: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice

New York, New York, USA
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Practising Law Institute
Oct 6, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2014

New York, New York, USA
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Practising Law Institute
Oct 6, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Litigation 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of...

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Practising Law Institute
Oct 7, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2014

New York, New York, USA
Corporate compliance and ethics programs are increasingly important to organizations. Indeed, never in the history of criminal or corporate law has the existence of an effective compliance and ethics program been more valuable.A host of factors have together upped the ante on compliance programs, including: The enormity of recent criminal fines and other sanctions The aggressive enforcement of c...

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Practising Law Institute
Oct 8, 2014

CLE

Affirmative Action Workshop

Austin, Texas, USA
Participation in the Affirmative Action Workshop is recommended for those who want exposure to affirmative action principles or the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP). NELI also recommends the Workshop as a refresher following reassignment or for those who have less than 10 years of experience preparing AAPs and/or defending OFCCP audits. Prior participants regularly comment ...

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NELI
Oct 8, 2014

CLE - Live Seminar

California Special Education Law 2014 (Free)

San Francisco, California, USA
Currently, close to 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment. The California Special Education Law 2014 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of hot topic and cutting edge issues affecting the practice of Special Education Law today.Transition Planning: Trends ...

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Practising Law Institute





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