These essential skills-building programs focus on the core elements of specific practice areas. They are designed to introduce subject matter to newer attorneys and challenge experienced practitioners looking to review or expand their expertise.

Upcoming Practical Skills Programs

Arbitrating Intellectual Property Cases

3/5/2015 12:30 PM - 3/5/2015 1:15 PM

Keep up to date with current issues in arbitrations of Intellectual Property cases, including international cases. Panelists will discuss...

Coding and Law: Empowering Practice through Software Development

3/16/2015 12:30 PM - 3/16/2015 1:30 PM

Empower your practice by keeping up to date on current technology. During this program, attendees will learn how to utilize tools such as QnA Markup and common app development languages to streamline your work.

Separation Agreements: The Essential Terms

3/17/2015 5:30 PM - 3/17/2015 7:00 PM

In this session, panelists will discuss the essential provisions for all Separation Agreements related to: alimony, custody/parenting plans, child support, the division of the marital estate, health insurance, income taxes, and life insurance, as well as the key provisions related to the enforcement and modification of a Separation Agreement.

When Opposing Counsel is Unethical - A Case Study

3/20/2015 12:00 PM - 3/20/2015 1:00 PM

This program will give attendees examples of opposing counsel behaving unethically and violating Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. Learn tips for handling these situations, and what to look for during your case. These examples will be demonstrated through case studies, including Ryan v. Astra Tech Inc., in which Judge Sorokin withdrew the pro hac vice admission of a California attorney.

Life After Halliburton: Proof of Reliance and Expert Evidence at Class Certification

3/20/2015 12:00 PM - 3/20/2015 1:00 PM

Do you have questions about proving reliance? This event will provide practitioners with a guide as to how to prove (or disprove) reliance following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Haliburton.

An Expert's View: Best Practices for Utilizing Engineering Experts in Construction Litigation

3/24/2015 12:30 PM - 3/24/2015 1:30 PM

Enhance your understanding of how to best utilize engineering experts in high-stakes construction litigation. The speaker will provide insight - from the engineer's perspective - on how counsel can get the most out of its expert engagements.

Intellectual Property of Artistic Integrity: An Overview of VARA

5/13/2015 12:00 PM - 5/13/2015 1:30 PM

Moral rights are a special category of recognized intellectual property rights afforded to the visual arts. Join the Arts, Entertainment, and Sports Law Committee to learn more about the Visual Artists Rights Act, and the extent to which artists have rights to prevent their works from being distorted, mutilated, modified and/or destroyed and how these rights have evolved.
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