Supreme Court: The Decisions Affecting ERISA Plans, Participants and Providers Podcast

Podcast and course material. Analysis of the Supreme Court decisions affecting ERISA plans, participants and providers, reflect on their impact on future litigation, discuss steps your clients should be taking in response to the decisions, and gaze into the crystal ball for next Term’s cases. • Time Limits For Filing Suit: Heimeshoff, Tibble & More • Employer Securities: Dudenhoefer and the Securities Cases of Troice & Halliburton • Essential Benefits: Now What After Hobby...
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Roadmap to Understanding What Employers and Plans Must Report to the IRS and Employees to Comply with the ACA

Speakers discuss the reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. The reports are intended to help the IRS determine the extent to which individual taxpayers are responsible for paying a tax for failing to maintain health plan coverage for themselves and their tax dependents and which employers are responsible for paying an assessment for failing to offer health plan coverage to their full-time employees. The panel discusses what information must be reported, when...
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ResQNet & Beyond: Settlement-Related Discovery & Damages Evidence; Recent Cases & Apple v. Samsung

This program discusses the current state of the evolving doctrine on discovery and admittance of settlement-related evidence as proof of damages in patent litigation. ResQNet.com v. Lansa, Inc., a landmark Federal Circuit decision, produced conflicting changes in the standards used by district courts regarding the use of settlement agreements and related negotiations. Some courts held that settlement-related evidence is fair game, while others decided that Federal Rule of Evidence 408(a)'s lim...
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Report of the National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson

The ABA Section of Taxation is pleased to present a special 90-minute webinar featuring Nina E. Olson, IRS National Taxpayer Advocate, who will discuss the major findings and recommendations from the National Taxpayer Advocate's 2013 Annual Report to Congress. Ample time will be provided for Q & A. Nina E. Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate, is the voice of the taxpayer before the IRS and Congress. She leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization within the IRS, in...
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Public Access to Court Records Protecting Personal Sensitive Information

This mp3 audio download program addresses an important phenomenon of the digital age: the dissemination of sensitive personal information in "public" records. Courthouse records are open to the public because transparency and accountability are essential to our democratic system of government. But many of these records contain sensitive personal information, such as Social Security numbers, medical and financial data, and information about minor children. Data mining companies purchase court r...
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Protecting Identity and Encouraging Taxpayer Compliance - Can the IRS Do Both?

This mp3 audio download program will provide an overview of the Internal Revenue Service's current policy and approach to identity theft employment-related and refund-related and what that means for practitioners and taxpayers. The speakers are all experts in their fields and have many insights, but will be the first to tell you that there are still plenty of kinks that remain unresolved. The program will provide information that will be useful to all tax practitioners and immigration attorneys.
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Prosecution, Defense and Settlement of M&A Stockholder Litigation: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Prosecution, Defense and Settlement of M&A Stockholder Litigation: A Solution in Search of a Problem
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Practical Guide to Employee Benefit Plan Reporting and Disclosure Requirements under the ACA, HIPAA, ERISA and the Code Podcast

Podcast and course material. Employers, plan administrators and others are subject to dozens of reporting and disclosure requirements relating to their employee benefit plans – from automatic enrollment notices to W-2s – many of which carry stiff penalties. The ACA will require them to make new disclosures and revise their existing disclosures – in SPDs, COBRA notices and elsewhere – to reflect changes in benefits and eligibility, the availability of coverage on Exchanges, etc. ...
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Post-Windsor Decision Health, Welfare, and Retirement Plans Guidance from Treasury and IRS

Post-Windsor Decision Health, Welfare, and Retirement Plans Guidance from Treasury and IRS More Information
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Overview of the Future of Law

Today's attorneys clearly understand that technology has revolutionized the way lawyers practice law. Even lawyers who graduated from law school just a decade ago have seen the technology they use change in many ways. Technology changes clients' expectations and the way lawyers market their services. Of equally great significance is the changing attitude of clients, particularly corporate clients. This first session of the series will give attendees a comprehensive overview of both the latest ...
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Our Lips Are Sealed...or Are They? The Black, the White, and Shades of Grey in Model Rule 1.6

Model Rule 1.6 sets forth one of the basic principles of legal representation: you have to keep your client's confidences confidential. Using hypothetical situations, our panel of experts will help you understand the rules about what you must keep secret, what you can reveal and what do if: The duty creates a conflict with another client Your client uses your advice to break the law You’re accused of conspiring with your client to commit a fraud Your new client tells you that he or she...
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Ocean Zoning, Marine Spatial Planning, and Recent Developments in Coastal Zone Management

While ocean zoning is a new and emerging area of coastal zone management law, three states have already adopted ocean zoning plans, in each case with the primary purpose of facilitating offshore alternative energy development, such as wind energy and wave energy. A number of other states are considering similar measures. At the federal level, the Obama administration has recently adopted a National Ocean Policy and is in the process of implementing regional planning councils to, inter alia, en...
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Navigating the Exempt Organization Process

The download and on-demand online course for this title will be available for ABA Value Pass subscribers. View product description, sponsors, and faculty
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Navigating Ethical Quandaries in the Social Media Age

Social media has given lawyers powerful new tools to make them known to prospective clients and the public at large, but not without some risk of running afoul of the Rules of Professional Conduct. This program will explore what those ethical risks are, how they can arise, and what lawyers can and should do to avoid them.
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Lessons from Madoff: Ideas and Practices for Plan Fiduciaries to Limit Exposure to Financial Fraud MP3

Lessons from Madoff: Ideas and Practices for Plan Fiduciaries to Limit Exposure to Financial Fraud MP3
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Lawyering Lessons from Watergate

Three participants in the Watergate investigation of 40 years ago William Ruckelshaus, Egil Krogh, and Richard Davis -- share their perspectives on the ethical and practical lines between a lawyer's duty to the client, and the duty to the rule of law. One focus will be the Saturday Night Massacre", when a President of the United States ordered his Attorney General to fire the Watergate Special Prosecutor. Another focus will be the ABA's role in these events as they unfolded in 1973. Join the S...
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Hot Topics for Church Plans: What You Needed to Know Yesterday! - Podcast

Audio Podcast and course material (will be available for download 48 hours following the live webinar). A review of both Church plan fundamental and unique issues, as well as the latest breaking litigation issues involving Church plans and Church sponsors. Appropriate for practitioners addressing Church plans on a periodic basis to those involved on a regular basis.
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Director's & Officer's Strategies for Turbulent Times: Carriers, Coverages & Costs for Companies in Transition Audio Download

During the 9/28/10 TIPs Teleconference experience experts with practical experience in managing management liability issues during corporate transition discussed lessons learned and best practices for avoiding potential pitfalls and providing your clients with the cost effective alternatives in the current marketplace.
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Direct and Cross-Examination in a Family Law Trial

Expert faculty members from the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute provide an overview of the art of direct and cross-examination of various types of witnesses that are frequently family law trial witnesses, including the client, the opposing party, potential experts, and lay fact witnesses. The discussion in this downloadable audio program included effective use of witnesses and trial tips to present your case under time management constraints. This is a small portion of the instruction ...
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Attorney's Fees in Disability Rights Cases: Doing Well by Doing Good

Handling cases involving disability rights are not only the right thing to do, but attorneys can be compensated for their advocacy by pursuing attorney’s fees for their clients' representation. This webinar will explore the sources of law for attorney’s fees; the standard of review for attorney’s fee petitions; how to ask for attorney’s fees; how to develop counter arguments to opposition of your attorney’s fee request; and how to handle discovery in the attorney’s fee pr...
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IP and the Comic Book Superhero

This superprogram explores several current IP topics through the lens of superheroes and comic books. Specific topics include: How Batman's public use of Wayne Enterprises technology may affects its patent strategy (including discussion of the America Invents Act) How Superman can protect his costume, likeness, brand, and chest symbol from his evil twin Bizarro through copyright, trademark, and other IP strategies (including discussion of the proposed Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012...
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FBAR and Section 6038D: Recent Developments in Foreign Bank and Foreign Financial Asset Reporting

This panel presentation provides an overview of the current foreign bank and financial account reporting (FBAR) rules as well as an overview of the new section 6038D regulations and new Form 8938 (Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets). The panel also compares these separate reporting systems and address overlap, differences and special issues presented by the concurrent application of both regimes to taxpayers.
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Nonprofit Issues for the Non-Nonprofit Attorney: Essential Federal Filing Obligations

This program covers the issues relating to nonprofit tax-related federal filing obligations. The panel reviews some of the major issues in preparing IRS Form 1023, the application for recognition of federal tax-exempt status, and IRS Form 990, the annual information return for tax-exempt organizations.
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Making a Public Interest Case at the International Trade Commission

Section 337 investigations have grown dramatically in recent years, and many investigations have involved products of great interest to the general public, such as cellphones, computers, and other electronic consumer devices. As a result, there has been increased attention on the "public interest analysis" requiring the Commission to take into account public interest factors in determining whether to issue a remedy after a finding of violation. This panel of legal experts examine the Section 3...
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Legal Project Management: Prepare for Changes in the Practice of Law

Join the faculty as they discuss how to: Establish a knowledge of project management within the organization Provide how best to solve problems unique to you and the scale of your practice Achieve better outcomes for the client The Project Management for Lawyers program covers the business case supporting legal project management, and all the issues surrounding implementation of LPM principles, including client communication and special issues for any lawyers implementing LPM principles...
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Grey Matters: Perspectives on Aging Lawyers and Cognitive Impairment


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Document Assembly and Automation

Perhaps nowhere else in the area of legal technology are traditional lawyers facing obsolescence than in legal document assembly. Preparation of legal documents, once the province of the lawyer, is now a service becoming increasingly available to consumers at lower costs from online legal document preparation companies. Attorneys who persist in preparing documents in the traditional mannerand at traditional costswill continue to find their business in decline. In this session you will learn ho...
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Building a Client Focused Law Practice

In today's competitive environment, the adage "the client is always right" means more now than ever. And while attorneys understand that sometimes the client's objectives and the lawyer's legal analysis may not always be aligned, lawyers, while addressing the legal matter at hand, must remember to also devote their energies to the needs of the client. Developing rapport, trust, active listening, and clear communication are the cornerstone of excellent customer service. At the same time, offeri...
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Antitrust Fundamentals

Are you new to the practice of antitrust law or do you just want a refresher? Learn antitrust fundamentals from a panel of experienced practitioners with perspectives from academia, government and private practice. This program is a condensed version of the popular Antitrust Fundamentals program presented at the Antitrust Section's annual Spring Meeting. This online course will provide: An understanding of the importance of antitrust/competition law in the United States and abroad. An overvi...
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Animal Rights and the Public's Right to Know: Farmed Animal Welfare and Consumer Labeling Issues Audio Download

Audio recording of the 9/28/10 ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPs) Teleconference which addressed increasing consumer concerns about the welfare of farm animals, and related health, food safety, and environmental issues.
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An Introduction to Special Education Law

This program provides an overview of special education law. Since the civil rights movement, there have been laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. Today, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires that school districts provide all individuals with disabilities, age 3 to 22, with a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE). Our speakers include four nationally recognized experts in the field of special education law and practice. Ea...
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Alternative Careers: One Degree Plenty of Latitude

If you're thinking about alternatives to practicing law, this session is for you. Hear from lawyers who are enjoying their alternative careers and can help you identify resources to create your own path. Our experts will discuss: Ways to assess whether an alternative approach is right for you Steps to mount an effective search for a non-traditional career How to define your transferable skills and market yourself to a broader audience
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Issues in Domestic Violence: Legal and Ethical Issues

Overview of risks, disclosure of domestic abuse, legal resources and ethical obligations. Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Syllabus: * Scope * Reporting abuse * Arrest policies * Advocacy * Navigating the system * Confidentiality * Safety Plan Unlimited Access to Over 200 Courses Starting at Only $74.99
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California Law & Ethics for Psychologists: Key Concepts Review

Target audience: California Psychologists Course Syllabus: * Introduction * Content of Statutes And Regulations Relating To The Practice Of Psychology * Competence * Confidentiality * Record Keeping * Informed Consent * Unprofessional Conduct * Sexual Relations with Patients
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HIPAA Overview

Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors Course Syllabus: * Introduction * Components of HIPAA * Health Care Portability * Protected Health Information * HIPAA Privacy Standards * Notice of Privacy Practices * Patient Access to Records * Therapy Notes vs. The Clinical Record * HIPAA Security Standards
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Florida Statutes and Rules Affecting the Practice of Psychology - Revised

Target audience: Florida Psychologists Course Syllabus: * Definitions. * Board of Psychology. * Licensure by examination. * Provisional licensure; requirements. * Licensure by endorsement. * Renewal of license. * Continuing education; approval of providers, programs, and courses; proof of completion. * Discipline. * Sexual misconduct. * Violations; penalties; injunction. * Licensed school psychologists; private sector services. * Exemptions. * Practice of hypnosis. * Practice ...
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California Law & Ethics

Target Audience: California Social Workers and Counselors Course Syllabus * Ethics & Boundary Issues * Mandatory Abuse Reporting * HIPAA Overview * Considerations for the Provision of e-Therapy * Boundaries in Mental Health Treatment * Preventing Medical Errors - Best Practices for Mental Health Professionals - Revised 2013 * California Law & Ethics - 2013 edition This course provides and introduction to the ethical and legal requirements of mental health professionals in Califor...
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