Upcoming DRI Webcasts
Due to certain state bar policies the following states do not grant CLE approval for DRI Webcasts: Indiana and Pennsylvania.
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- WEBCAST Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Even though the social media effect is widely known, many trial lawyers continue to ignore the importance of social media outlets. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, CNN, and local news channels, among others, are rich sources of information on opposing parties, lawyers, and even judges. Today, most lawyers continue to miss the low hanging fruit that that social media provides. This presentation will educate defense lawyers on proper methods for collecting and preserving social media evidence. The presentation will also show how to navigate ethical pitfalls related to social media. Most important, participants will learn how to authenticate social media evidence to maximize its full potential during trial.
- WEBCAST Thursday, May 14, 2015
The popular MSP Best Practices Webcast is back! This 90-minute program is designed to provide a high level overview of the best practices for defense counsel dealing with cases involving Medicare Secondary Payer issues. We will cover the basic steps necessary to identify Medicare enrolled beneficiary claimants, ensure collection of needed data for Section 111 reporting and the negotiation and settlement of cases involving Medicare Enrolled Beneficiaries. A discussion of the Section 111 reporting requirements and reimbursement requirements, as well as sample discovery or release language will be included.
- WEBCAST Tuesday, June 16, 2015
With the advent of the Affordable Care Act and electronic health records, understanding the privacy and security requirements imposed by HIPAA/HITECH is essential, including state law preemption, application to law firms, data hacking, big data mining, software/security updates, and the effect on employer-sponsored wellness programs. Learn about the legal implications under ERISA, Title VII, ADA, GINA, ADEA, and ACA associated with health and lifestyle choices embedded in employer-sponsored wellness programs measuring smoking cessation, blood pressure, fitness (GPS) monitoring, and body mass index. Three distinguished panelists lead this far-ranging program and provide guidance for employers, lawyers, insurers, and employees.
- WEBCAST Tuesday, July 14, 2015
This is the first webcast of a three-part series presented by DRI’s Employment and Labor Law Committee focusing on pretrial strategies specific to the defense of employment litigation. Phase I of the series will cover practical strategies for defense counsel handling the initial phase of a lawsuit involving employment-related claims. Our speakers will address recommended approaches for successfully handling initial fact investigations, ensuring the preservation of potentially relevant evidence, preparing responsive pleadings, including affirmative defenses, and making the most of early dispositive motions.
- WEBCAST Tuesday, July 21, 2015
This is the second webcast of a three-part series presented by DRI’s Employment and Labor Law Committee focusing on pretrial strategies specific to the defense of employment litigation. Phase II of the series will address best practices for navigating discovery in a typical employment law case. Our speakers will discuss practical strategies for complying with the initial disclosure requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, propounding and responding to written discovery requests and third-party subpoenas, deposing the plaintiff, defending depositions of company witnesses and Rule 30(b)(6) designees, and managing discovery concerning expert witnesses.
- WEBCAST Tuesday, July 28, 2015
This is the third webcast of a three-part series presented by DRI’s Employment and Labor Law Committee focusing on pretrial strategies specific to the defense of employment litigation. Phase III of the series will cover recommended approaches to motion practice—including discovery-related motions and summary judgment proceedings—and participating in mediation. Our speakers will address best practices for addressing discovery disputes, bringing and opposing motions to compel discovery, moving for sanctions related to discovery abuse, advancing a successful summary judgment argument, and making the most of mediation.