• Jan 21
    Motley Speaker Series | Policing and Race in America: Past, Present, and Future – Part 2 (EMS210121)
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    This session will focus on biases in policing and the impact on communities, mainly communities of color. Panelists will provide insight into strategies and changes some police departments have implemented to mitigate bias and improve community relations.

  • Jan 22
    POSTPONED: Using Investigative Research Software for Case Research (EDU210122)
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    This program, taught by litigator Josh Taylor and Wendy Nestrud from Tracers, a TechnoLawyer "Top Product of 2020" and industry-leading investigative research software, will provide an overview of the differences in records information from different sources, examples of the kinds of investigative data attorneys can obtain, and how to use it effectively. They will also explain how to ethically use public and private records data for case research, including billing guidelines for invoicing clients. In addition, the presenters will perform a series of sample searches to show types of reports available and discuss examples from real cases where investigative data impacted the outcome. Finally, the program will discuss best practices for staff access management and reporting to ensure compliance with credentialing requirements for sensitive information.

  • Jan 26
    Keeping Families Together: Paths to Relief (EYL210126)
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Learn how the past four years have impacted the fight for relief, whether as a new practitioner or a pro bono representative. Join panelists Valeria Gomez, Patricia Marealle, and Tess Reagan for an engaging conversation focused on maintaining family unity.

  • Jan 28
    From Panic to Profit (EDU210128)
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Most attorneys go to law school with the promise there won’t be any math. Once they own their own practice, they realize the “numbers” are an integral part of owning a business – and yet they don’t know how to use them. Founder of Cathedral Capital, entrepreneur, CFO, and Profitability Specialist Brooke Lively has compiled and condensed her MBA and everything she has learned helping lawyers grow and scale their firms. This is a crash course to discover, understand, and learn how to monitor and use the important "numbers" in your firm.

  • Feb 04
    1031 Strategies in 2021 and Beyond (EDU210204)
    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    §1031 current developments will be summarized. Basic to advanced topics will be covered. Learn the basic requirements to completing a successful 1031 and how to maximize the benefits of §1031 exchanges. Learn how to avoid the most common §1031 pitfalls, understand what is qualifying real property, the identification rules, available safe harbor structures, the related party rules, the impact of seller financing and partial exchanges, split treatment transactions, what are exchange expenses and “boot” and special tools for partnerships. Explore the options provided by reverse and improvement exchanges with illustrations of each structure.

  • Feb 05
    Motley Speaker Series: Language and the Law (EMS210205)
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    This webinar will focus on the impact of language in the legal profession, particularly how diverse languages, accents, dialects and proficiency levels of parties, witnesses, lawyers and jurors impact legal professionals' perceptions of their legitimacy, credibility and professionalism.

  • Feb 09
    Construction Coverage for Owners and Contractors (EYL210209)
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    In this program, panelists will provide an overview of the coverage considerations facing owners and contractors on construction projects, common misconceptions by owners and contractors regarding coverage, and a discussion of how to help advise clients so they obtain coverage they expect and understand the limitations of that coverage.

  • Feb 11
    Unpacking Apportionment: Mages Tricks to Pull Out of a Hatt (EWC210211)
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Panelists will discuss apportionment of claims between carriers—from Mund to Hatt and its progeny; apportionment of impairment 31-349/Duschenes; how to handle a 31-299b claim from start to finish, as claimant or respondent; and Rice v. Vermillyn Brown application in early cases of exposure. This seminar will include a basic overview of the law and then a moderate to expert level discussion on the topics.

  • Feb 17
    Negotiation - The Value Creation Approach (EDU210217)
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Most lawyers know how to make a demand, a counteroffer, and settle for something in between, but to be a skilled negotiator you must know how to create value for your client. In this seminar, you will learn how to value a case, understand value creation, and learn strategies and tactics to create value.

  • Mar 01
    Breaking Into Criminal Law in Connecticut (EYL210301)
    4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Learn the nuts and bolts of criminal law in Connecticut. This presentation will include an overview of the criminal justice system, common terms, types of outcomes, diversionary programs, potential pitfalls, and other information relevant to handling criminal cases.

  • Mar 24
    Be a Trusted Advisor - How to Make Decisions Under Uncertainty (EDU210324)
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    As a lawyer, a part of your role is to be a trusted advisor to your clients, and that often requires giving them advice on making decisions under uncertainty. Most people simply rely on their gut and best bet. This is the wrong approach. Instead, you should rely on a fact and logic-based approach. This process is called Decision Quality.