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    What Small and Mid-Sized Firms Need to Know About What Clients Want
    As the business of law is evolving, it is critical for small and mid-sized law firms to use of all the weapons in their arsenals, including associates, to attract and retain clients. Listen to the voice of the customer explain why customers hire these firms, what they look for in these firms, as well as how to obtain, retain, and expand (and maybe win back) those relationships. We will also discuss the need to understand your business, techniques to increase your business, and how to engage reluctant marketers at your firm.
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    Unintentionally False Eyewitness Testimony

    In May 2015, a suspect who attacked an NYPD officer with a hammer was shot by police in the middle of the day, on a crowded New York City street. There were many eyewitnesses to the incident. Almost all of the witness reports were incorrect. Several people inaccurately reported that the police officers shot an unarmed man while he was on the ground and handcuffed. The incident was recorded on surveillance video, which documents that the suspect attacked one of the officers with a hammer and that officer’s partner shot the man. Why is eyewitness memory flawed? How can attorneys use psychology to explore and explain issues common to eyewitness testimony throughout trial? This presentation explores the psychology of memory and techniques specific to addressing these issues starting with jury selection. Particular attention is paid to difficult witnesses including children, the elderly, and victims of sexual assault.

     

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    Medicare Secondary Payer—Parts C and D: What You Don’t Know, Will Hurt You

    MSP Reporting and Reimbursement for Medicare Part A and Part B are well understood and we know what to do. But, what are we doing to make sure that Reimbursement for Medicare Part C and Part D is being adequately addressed? This webcast will help you appreciate the current understanding of the legal rights of Medicare Part C and Part D plans and what you need to do to protect your company’s or your client’s interest when it comes to these plans.

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    Senior Investors: New Rules and Litigation Trends

    This briefing will provide a roadmap of common plaintiffs’ arguments and defendants’ rebuttal arguments in actions filed by or on behalf of elder investors. The panelists will discuss recent rules and notices published by the regulators on senior investors, the standards of proof for financial elder abuse that arise in these cases in major jurisdictions (NY, CA, FL, and TX), and the potential civil and criminal penalties that may be imposed. The panelists will also review recent case law on the subject.

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    The Millennial Effect: How Millennials Are Impacting the Workforce and Employment Claims

    By 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce. Employers are faced with the shift from a “boomer” work culture to one based upon the different expectations, work styles, and needs of millennial workers. Millennials are also affecting related employment claims, including the substance, frequency, and resolution (including amount of settlement) of cases, and ultimately how they are tried. This program will discuss the distinct millennial characteristics that are changing the workplace, and identify how those distinctions are revealing themselves in claims handling and employment litigation.

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    Avoiding Claims of Negligent Hiring, Supervision, or Retention in Hospital Abuse Cases

    When a hospital (or other healthcare facility) employee is accused of a criminal act, be it sexual assault or physical abuse, plaintiffs’ attorneys will almost always attempt to formulate a theory of liability against the hospital to name the deep pocketed employer as a defendant.

    This webinar will discuss the common scenarios that occur in a hospital that can give rise to such claims. It will also discuss steps that hospitals can take to avoid being vulnerable to such claims, how to investigate the claims, and how to challenge the claims legally.

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    #CleanUpTheMess: The Implications of Marijuana Legalization and Opioid Use to the Workplace and the Workers’ Compensation System

    Mark Pew will provide an informative and interesting discussion on the implications of marijuana legalization and opioid use to the workplace and the workers’ compensation system. Fortyone states have some form of legalized medical cannabis. Reimbursement of marijuana by the workers’ compensation system has occurred in at least seven states, whether by court mandate or voluntarily. New Mexico even has it on its fee schedule. While marijuana may not be as benign as some advocates say, the argument that it is less dangerous than opioids—a treatment often enabled by workers’ compensation—has caused many around the country to reconsider their opinion. If workers’ compensation payers are not dealing with cannabis claims yet, they likely will be soon. This presentation will help explain the situation and implications.

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