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In this course, attorney David Graulich will cover the basics of depositions in civil litigations. David is a plaintiff's attorney himself, but will discuss depositions from both the plaintiff's and the defense attorney's side. By the end of this session, attorneys who have never been involved in a deposition, as well as those who have, should be able to leave with some useful tools for future depositions.
Purpose of the Deposition
Who Will Be Present
When to Depose
Where to Depose
2. Going on the Record
3. Style of Questioning
Using an Assistant
4. Coping with Objections and Other Problems
Form of the Question
Privilege/Protected Work Product
Motion to Compel
5. When Your Side Is Deposed
Defending Attorney Role
Preparing the Deponent
Course Credit per State
AL - On-Demand: 1.4 Credits AZ - General: 1.5 Credits CA - General: 1.5 Credits CO - General: 1.62 Credits CT - General: 1.25 Credits FL - General: 1.5 Credits IL - General: 1.25 Credits KS - General: 1.5 Credits KY - General: 1.25 Credits MO - Self Study: 1.5 Credits NC - General: 1.25 Credits NH - General: 1.35 Credits NJ - General: 1.6 Credits NY - General: 1.5 Credits OK - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits PA - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits TX - General: 1.5 Credits UT - Self Study: 1.5 Credits VA - General: 1.5 Credits WA - General: 1.25 Credits WV - General: 1.62 Credits
David Graulich, Esq.
Mr. Graulich worked over 20 years in journalism and the public relations industry. He represented companies such as PepsiCo, Schwab and Computer Sciences Corp., advising senior executives on communications policies. Mr. Graulich received his law degree at the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Graulich is currently working in private practice and resides in Sacramento, California.
This session provides an overview of the practice of drafting and negotiating software development agreements. Topics to be covered include: pros and cons of waterfall vs. agile approaches to software development; myths of SDAs; SDA clauses of interest; term definitions; warranties; intellectual property concerns; breach of contracts and possible remedies; negotiation styles; negotiation tips for SDA?s; and a list of resources for future reference, including SDA examples and checklists.
Waterfall vs. Agile Software Development
The Software Development Agreement (SDA)
Myths of SDA?s
SDA Clauses of Interest
Points of Interest
State Law Jurisdiction
Make it present tense ?hereby assigns? not future tense
?Work for hire? language is ineffective without a specific transfer of the copyrights
What about a merger? Can that breach non-assignment provisions?
In US: each joint copyright owner may commercialize a copyrighted work WITHOUT their joint owner?s consent, but must account for licensing royalties and may not destroy the value of the work.
Address this in your SDA.
Breach of Contracts
Course Credit per State
AL - On-Demand: 1.3 Credits AZ - General: 1.25 Credits CA - General: 1.0 Credits CO - General: 1.2 Credits CT - General: 1.5 Credits FL - General: 1.5 Credits GA - Self Study: 1.3 Credits IL - General: 1.25 Credits IN - Distance Education: 1.3 Credits KS - General: 1.5 Credits KY - General: 1.25 Credits MO - Self Study: 1.5 Credits MS - General: 1.3 Credits NH - General: 1.31 Credits NJ - General: 1.2 Credits NY - General: 1.5 Credits SC - General: 1.31 Credits TN - General: 1.32 Credits TX - General: 1.25 Credits UT - Self Study: 1.5 Credits WA - General: 1.25 Credits WI - On-Demand: 1.5 Credits WV - General: 1.58 Credits
Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is the founder of Law2sm, LLC, a new legal consulting firm focusing on helping its clients navigate the legal issues relating to the new digital and social media world.
Deborah graduated from New York Law School. Following graduation, she built a successful boutique practice in New York City, focusing on the arts, music and entertainment scene. In 2007, Deborah relocated to Georgia where she was employed by the University System of Georgia. In 2008 she was granted reciprocity to practice law in Georgia.
Deborah's practice has taken her from an inner-city arts community center in NYC to a sidewalk café in Eastern Europe; from preparing programs for diplomats in the EU to assisting medical missions with refugee communities in Thailand; from protecting against music piracy in the US to protecting against bio-piracy in South America. And now it is transporting her beyond the Internet to the social space where the physical and digital dimensions of her clients co-exist and where she can leverage her legal expertise to their benefit.
Deborah enjoys engaging with those around her - so social media is a natural fit. But it is her skill in being able to connect the dots to understand the next big paradigm shift in global communication and legal application that makes her a leader in social media law. Deborah serves as Chair of the GA Bar Association's Annual Program on Social Media and the Law and serves as a social media legal liaison for social media marketing companies and their clients (such as Chick-fil-A and Nestle). In addition, Deborah speaks on the legal issues relating to intellectual property; art, music, and digital entertainment law; and social media legal trends and practices in various venues throughout the United States and abroad.
In this presentation, David B. Gardner, who is a specialist in immigration law in California, will be speaking on ethical issues involving EB-5 (the immigrant investor visa program) and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) cases, which are very relevant and pertinent issues in immigration law practice today. He will discuss how the government has attempted to fairly regulate the foreign investor visa industry, and some of the major difficulties that have arisen in doing so.
The EB-5 Visa
Scope of Representation
Regional Center?s Law Firm
Course Credit per State
AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits AL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits AZ - Ethics: 1.0 Credits CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits CO - Ethics: 1.2 Credits CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits GA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits KS - Ethics: 1.0 Credits KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits MO - Ethics: 1.0 Credits NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits SC - Ethics: 1.0 Credits TN - Dual: 1.0 Credits TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits WA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits WV - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
David B. Gardner
David B. Gardner has more than 30 years professional legal experience advising clients on U.S. Immigration, International Business and Taxation matters. Mr. Gardner was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1974, and as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1984. He founded the Law Offices of David B. Gardner in 1985 as an international law practice and since 1996, following a law firm merger, has practiced exclusively in the areas of Immigration and Nationality Law.
Mr. Gardner represents clients in all types of immigration cases before Agencies of the Department of Homeland Security, the Executive Office for Immigration Review and in the Federal District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal. He was lead counsel in Vukmirovic v. Ashcroft, 362 F. 3d 1247(9th Cir. 2004.) and Vukimorivic v. Holder (9th Cir. Sept. 2010).
Mr. Gardner was co-founder of several non-for profit organizations including the Spirit of Youth foundation (an exchange program between under-privileged youth from Los Angeles and in the United Kingdom); the California Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Southern California Israel Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the honor of Cavillieri by the Government of Italy for legal services on behalf of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles. He is a past president of Bnai David Judea Congregation in Los Angeles and continues to be active in a variety of local and international community organizations.
Legal Ethics: The Limits of Aggressive Counsel Details
In this presentation Barry Kaye and Alan F. Broidy will discuss different issues that come up from professional responsibility angles, as well as statutory issues of malicious prosecution that could arise in the context when attorneys go beyond what they should be doing in their required ethical bounds. They will explore what role the attorney should be playing in terms of devising novel legal arguments. They will take look at what the courts say, as well as the existing codes of professional conduct.
What is the limit?
Rules of Professional Conduct
Elements of Malicious Prosecution
Drawbacks of Malicious Prosecution
Abuse of Process
The Franklin Mint (Manatt) Case
The Courts and Franklin Mint
Practicing outside of competency
Course Credit per State
AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits AL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits AZ - Ethics: 1.0 Credits CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits CO - Ethics: 1.2 Credits CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits GA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits KS - Ethics: 1.0 Credits KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits MO - Ethics: 1.0 Credits MS - Ethics: 1.0 Credits NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits SC - Ethics: 1.0 Credits TN - Dual: 1.0 Credits WV - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
Barry Kaye, Esq. is a member of the faculty at Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) and an innovative and detail-oriented attorney with a reputation for bringing people together and structuring complex transactions. His entrepreneurial character and versatile skill set have allowed Mr. Kaye to move deftly between the law and business and weave a unique, well-diversified practice. Mr. Kaye's professional history shows experience and expertise in three main areas: intellectual property, real estate and business. After graduating from law school, Mr. Kaye clerked for U.S. District Judge A. Andrew Hauk in Los Angeles.
Following his clerkship, Mr. Kaye joined Hennigan, Mercer & Bennett, where he was part of the team that successfully represented Orange County in their bankruptcy and securities litigation. His areas of practice currently include real estate, intellectual property and general business transactions and litigation. He has also developed an expertise in the state and federal "Do Not Call" regulations. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Kaye maintains a profile in the real estate and finance worlds. He earned his JD in 1994 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is an active member of the California and New York bars.