Practice and Procedure

NO CLE - How the Three Little “Ps” — Pitching, Presentation and Performance — Can Blow Your Audience Away

Learn how to enhance your client and committee pitches, hone your panel presentations, and “wow” your court or your audience from this group of skilled advocates and public speakers. This workshop, suitable for attorneys of all levels, will provide you with tips, lessons and examples to help you improve your presentation skills.

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NO CLE - Facing the #MeToo Movement in the Legal Profession: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct, the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Code of Judicial Conduct

Rarely has a hashtag so completely captured the urgency and gravity of a major shift in national consciousness. This panel of experts will lead an interactive discussion on issues confronting the legal profession in the #MeToo world, examining legal, practical and ethical considerations through a series of vignettes. What should be done about the difficult client that represents a significant portion of firm revenue? What are best practices for lawyers in supervisory and managerial roles?

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NO CLE - The Future of the Legal Profession

Is the legal profession’s vision for the law firm of the future already outdated? Can the law firm of today cope with the incredibly dynamic and changing competitive legal services environment, or will it go the way of the dinosaur? Greater and new competition in the forms of artificial intelligence, disruptive technology, the Big Four accounting firms, enlarged in-house legal staffs, and alternative legal service providers are eating law firms’ lunch. Clients are demanding service, efficiency and transparency in a way that puts tremendous pressure on the traditional law firm model.

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NO CLE - Emerging Leaders Program

Calling all up-and-comers in the bankruptcy industry! Join us for this new, half-day program exclusively for emerging leaders attending the ABI Northeast Conference or Consumer Forum. We invite lawyers, financial advisors, bankers, etc. with less than 10 years of insolvency expertise, either consumer or business focus, to participate in an interactive program involving common insolvency issues facing junior insolvency professionals.

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NO CLE - Conflict Issues and Getting Paid

This panel will address various ethical issues including conflicts, chapter 7 bundling and payment arrangements, and chapter 11 retention and fee applications. Learn how to identify potential conflicts, and discover strategies to deal with them. The panel will also discuss the negotiation of fee agreements before and the application for payment of fees during bankruptcy cases.

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NO CLE - Selecting and Advocating Expert Witnesses

This panel will address the selection and use of expert witnesses, including tips on how to select an expert, how to prepare an expert and what a judge might find most useful.

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NO CLE - Chapter 13 Hot Topics

This panel will address numerous chapter 13 hot topics, such as the use of the national plan, modified national plan and local plans, the treatment of special claims in plans, end-of-case issues, the modification of plans and related topics.

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NO CLE - Blurring the Lines: The Advent and Ethics of Multidisciplinary Practice

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NO CLE - ABC Program: Professionalism! Competence! Featuring Judges on Best Practices

Bankruptcy judges sound off on the best (and worst) behavior of our bankruptcy brothers and sisters. Join us in our first ABC-sponsored session!

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NO CLE - Coaching Your Non-Expert Witness

Have you ever had your expert sink your case with the wrong words? This no longer needs to be the case. Learn how to get the best testimony out of nonprofessional witnesses, including business owners and CFOs. This panel will discuss various evidentiary matters, including the use of affidavits, how to get hearsay in, special rules for business owners (valuation testimony and how to make it credible), direct testimony and business records.

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