Archive for the ‘Programs (free)’ Category

  • AALL Seattle: PLI in Booth #116

    Date: 2013.06.25 | Category: EBooks, Just for librarians, PLI, PLI Discover PLUS (our upgraded eBook library), PLI Publications, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    In just a couple of weeks, the Library Relations Team at Practising Law Institute will be in Seattle for The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting (July 13-16).  This year, we are proud to be the recipient of AALL’s 2013 New Product of the Year Award for PLI’s eBook library, Discover PLUS.

    We know everyone’s conference schedules get booked fast with all the interesting sessions and networking events going on, but we look forward to meeting you!

    We’re exhibiting at booth #116 where we will be raffling off a Discover PLUS REI Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Kayak and Paddle. Sign up at our booth or online for a chance to win! And come join us for a “Lunch & Learn” on Sunday, July 14th. Our Director of Library Relations, Alexa Robertson, will demo Discover PLUS and lunch is on us! Please RSVP to libraryrelations@pli.edu and we’ll send you the location and more information.

    See you in Seattle!

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on Remedies for Victims of Human Trafficking

    Date: 2013.06.24 | Category: Programs (free) | Response: 0

    TVPRAJuly 9, 2013, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (E.D.T.)

    The newly reauthorized Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA) is the cornerstone of federal anti-trafficking law. This legislation provides a variety of remedies for victims and survivors of human trafficking, including providing immigration status as a form of humanitarian relief.

    Please join Ivy O. Suriyopas, Director of the Anti-Trafficking Initiative at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, for a free one-hour briefing on the TVPRA of 2013. AALDEF, founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

    Topics to be addressed include:

    • Screening and Identification of Human Trafficking Victims
    • Forms of Immigration Relief Available for Human Trafficking Survivors
    • Additional Remedies Available Under the TVPRA of 2013

    Mark you calendar and don’t miss this important Free Briefing!

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

    Date: 2013.05.06 | Category: CLE, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    May 8, 2013, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (E.D.T.)

    On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court held in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which allows suits in federal courts for violations of international law (including international human rights law), is subject to the presumption against extraterritoriality. Chief Justice Roberts’s five-justice majority dismissed the Kiobel case, ruling that cases under the ATS must “touch and concern” the United States, and that the “mere corporate presence” of a foreign multinational was insufficient to allow the presumption to be rebutted. The Kiobel case involved allegations that Royal Dutch/Shell, a Dutch/British conglomerate, was complicit in crimes against humanity and other abuses in Nigeria in the 1990s; although the lower courts had found that Shell was sufficiently present in the U.S. to be subject to personal jurisdiction, the Supreme Court ruled that this was not enough to proceed under the ATS. Justice Kennedy’s brief concurrence, however, suggested that many questions remain open after this decision, indicating that the majority opinion may not automatically be read to extend beyond the facts presented. A concurrence by Justice Alito and Justice Thomas argued that ATS suits should only be allowed where conduct within the United States violates international law, but the majority did not go this far. A separate concurrence in the judgment by Justice Breyer, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, argued that the presumption against extraterritoriality should not apply, but that nonetheless some international law basis for jurisdiction needed to be present, and that it was lacking here. The Court declined to address the original question certified – whether corporations were subject to suit under the ATS.
    Join Paul L. Hoffman, a partner at Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison, LLP, who argued the case before the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court on behalf of the Kiobel plaintiffs, and Marco Simons, Legal Director of EarthRights International, which submitted several amicus briefs at all stages of the Kiobel case, as they discuss the case and its implications, including:

    • What is the status of corporate liability for ATS suits after Kiobel
    • What sorts of cases might meet the new “touch and concern” test, i.e., cases involving U.S. defendants, defendants residing in the U.S., substantial conduct within the U.S., or cases that would go forward in the U.S. regardless of ATS claims
    • What other avenues for bringing suits to remedy international human rights violations remain

    To register, click here.

  • Our Free Library One-Hour Briefing on Legal and Ethical Issues in Social Media is Now Available On-Demand!

    Date: 2013.04.29 | Category: PLI, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    One hour BriefingPLI and LLAGNY have teamed up to offer free one-hour audio briefings for librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals.  This spring we offered a session on the complex legal and ethical issues surrounding data privacy and social media, which is now available on-demand!

    The use of social media in the legal industry is continually gaining momentum. But there may be ethical pitfalls with its use. This session covered the ethical issues you should be aware of. Listen to this free One-Hour Briefing, chaired by Janice E. Henderson, Patricia Barbone and Jill Gray, on-demand to:

    • Learn the use of social media by attorneys
    • Discover the rules of professional conduct in relation to activities in the use of Facebook, blogs and other forms of social media on the Internet
    • Learn the ethical issues regarding pretext searching, conflicts of interest, attorney advertising issues and client confidentiality

    This briefing, featuring instruction from experts in research strategy and social media, was conceived and created in cooperation with Practising Law Institute (PLI) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY).

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on Violence Against Women Act

    Date: 2013.04.26 | Category: Programs (free) | Response: 0

    VAWA

     

    Monday, April 29th, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been a valuable tool for both law enforcement and immigration practitioners alike. The legislation has helped survivors of domestic and sexual violence come out the shadows and it has provided a mechanism for regularizing the immigration status of these survivors. VAWA 2013 now extends protections to other vulnerable groups.
    Please join M. Audrey Carr, Director of Immigration and Special Programs at Legal Services NYC, and Julie E. Dinnerstein, Co-Director of the Immigration Intervention Project at Sanctuary for Families, for a free One-Hour briefing on VAWA 2013. Topics to be discussed include:

    • The history of VAWA
    • Expanded protections under VAWA 2013
    • Immigration Provisions of VAWA 2013

    Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. Register now and don’t miss this important Free Briefing!

     

  • Free Library One-Hour Briefing on Legal and Ethical Issues in Social Media on Wednesday, April 3rd

    Date: 2013.02.21 | Category: Just for librarians, PLI, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    One hour BriefingPLI and LLAGNY have teamed up to offer free one-hour audio briefings for librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals.  This spring we are offering a session on the complex legal and ethical issues surrounding data privacy and social media.

    April 3, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
    The use of social media in the legal industry is continually gaining momentum. But there may be ethical pitfalls with its use. This session will alert you to the ethical issues you should be aware of. Register for this free One-Hour Briefing, chaired by Janice E. Henderson, Patricia Barbone and Jill Gray, to:

    • Learn the use of social media by attorneys
    • Discover the rules of professional conduct in relation to activities in the use of Facebook, blogs and other forms of social media on the Internet
    • Learn the ethical issues regarding pretext searching, conflicts of interest, attorney advertising issues and client confidentiality

    This briefing, featuring instruction from experts in research strategy and social media, was conceived and created in cooperation with Practising Law Institute (PLI) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY).

    Click here to register.

  • Free One-Hour Briefing on the America Invents Act

    Date: 2013.01.02 | Category: Programs (free) | Response: 0

    January 17, 2013, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (E.S.T.)

    John J. Calvert of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and James H. Patterson, principal at Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A. in Minneapolis will discuss the formation, implementation and future plans for the America Invents Acts (AIA) pro bono program.

    The AIA requires that the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) work with local intellectual property (IP) organizations across the country in establishing pro bono patent application services for inventors and small businesses. Since the passage of this bill, four pro bono programs have begun offering services. At least 13 additional programs are in the planning stages. As these programs expand, more inventors and small businesses who qualify will potentially be able to receive pro bono assistance from qualified patent attorneys in filing patent applications. The overarching goal is to make the patent system affordable to those who do not have the financial resources to hire an attorney and to also ensure that no meritorious invention goes lacking for protection due to financial burden.

    It is the intention of the program that patents should be issued to individuals and small businesses that can make contributions to society and have the potential to create jobs. This goal will only be obtained through the involvement of organizations that assist in the creation or growth of new businesses. To this end, each pro bono program is run through a local or state IP law association and utilizes a non-profit organization as the administrative body.

    The program discussion will center around the following:
    • A brief history of the start of the pro bono pilot program
    • An overview of the AIA pro bono program
    • What qualifications are looked at for entry into the program
    • The National Clearinghouse and how does it connect to the regional pro bono programs
    • What regional programs are in the works
    • How to find additional information
    • What plans are in the work for future expansion

    Don’t miss this important Free Briefing–register today!

  • Free 1-Hour Briefing on Hurricane Sandy

    Date: 2012.11.12 | Category: Programs (free) | Response: 0

    November 14, 2012, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  (E.S.T.)

    Businesses and their insurers must respond to real property losses from Hurricane Sandy, as well as direct and contingent business interruption losses from facility closures, interruption in supply chains, disruption of transportation systems and other considerations.  These losses present a variety of important commercial insurance questions, both for the insurers who may be asked to pay for these losses and for the companies seeking to recoup any diminished profits.

    Laura A. Foggan and Dale E. Hausman, partners at Wiley Rein LLP, who regularly represents insurers in important coverage matters, and Lorelie S. Masters a partner at Jenner & Block LLP and a leading policyholder advocate, will discuss key legal issues in insurance for such losses during this important briefing.  The program will provide an overview of:

    • The insurance coverage issues that may be implicated by U.S. business losses
    • Steps businesses and insurers can take now to review relevant insurance programs
    • Coverage limitations in widely-used property, specialty and other policy forms
    • Relevant U.S. case law from other events causing business losses, such as 9/11and Hurricane Katrina

    Register today!

     

  • New York City Librarian Advisory Lunch Postponed

    Date: 2012.10.31 | Category: PLI, PLI Discover PLUS (our upgraded eBook library), Programs (free) | Response: 0

    Due to Super Storm Sandy and the resulting damage and disruption of public transportation, our New York City Librarian Advisory Lunch, scheduled for Thursday, November 1st, will be postponed until further notice.  We’ll let you know the new date as soon as possible! Thanks for understanding and we hope all of our customers are safe and sound.

  • October 21 Marks the Beginning of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!

    Date: 2012.10.17 | Category: PLI, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    In recognition of this, PLI is offering two free pro bono one-hour briefings next week:

    October 23, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 pm (E.D.T.) – Making the Most of California’s New Homeowner Bill of Rights (FREE Audio-only)

    On July 11, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law key provisions of Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Homeowner Bill of Rights.  This landmark legislation is designed to protect California homeowners from losing their homes to foreclosure if an alternative resolution is possible.  The new law includes restrictions on dual-tracking (initiating foreclosure against a borrower who has a loan modification application under review), requirements for improved communications by mortgage servicers and, importantly, a private right of action to enforce compliance.  The law goes into effect on January 1, 2013, and advocates for homeowners will need to get up to speed on it by then in order to represent their clients effectively both in and out of court. This One-Hour Briefing will guide you through the relevant provisions of the legislation and also point out some of the law’s limitations so you can effectively advise and represent your clients.

    Maeve Elise Brown and Lisa Sitkin, foreclosure prevention attorneys at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates who have been closely involved in advocating for this legislation for the past three years, will discuss the important provisions of the Homeowner Bill of Rights and offer tips on how to make sure your clients get the full benefit of the law’s protections.

    To register, click here.

    October 24, 2o12, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (E.D.T) – Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings: Learn How to Help (Free Audio-only)
    The number of unaccompanied children placed in U.S. custody in Fiscal Year 2012 has reached an historic high: over 14,000 children, more than double the number last year.  Many of these children, who range from toddlers to teenagers, are fleeing abuse, abandonment, and persecution in their home countries, or are victims of human trafficking or other crimes.  They are placed in immigration removal proceedings and are not provided an attorney, regardless of their age.  Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a national nonprofit organization working hard to match these children with caring pro bono attorneys who will ensure that they do not face an immigration judge alone.

    Please join Laurie Carafone, Pro Bono Coordinator at the Boston office of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and Douglas C. Doskocil, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP and KIND pro bono attorney, for a free One-Hour briefing on Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings, and learn how you, too, can help.

    To register, click here.

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