On-Demand Webinar Recordings

The following is a list of compiled recordings from ALFA International CLE Webinars.

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2022 Practice Group Webinars

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The Construction Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on November 14, 2022. The webinar panelists discussed how the United States’ aging infrastructure and how to improve it have been topics of import for many years. Recent federal legislation promoting funding for over a trillion dollars of infrastructure improvements in the immediate future could be a game-changer. It is vital for attorneys and businesses in the construction, design, and supply-chain industries to understand how this legislation will likely affect them and how they can be involved and comply. The panel addressed these issues and more.

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The Workers’ Compensation Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on September 20, 2022. The panelists presented an interactive webinar discussing the issues and pitfalls surrounding the pre-hire process. The panel addressed  how asking the right questions during the interview and pre-employment screening can avoid potential headaches post-hire. They also discussed questions and topics to avoid during this process. 

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This webinar was presented by the Labor & Employment Practice Group. Everyone knows that a company should have a policy and do an investigation. But what happens when the investigation goes wrong? When do employees quit? When the complainant is anonymous? When a current employee files the complaint with the EEOC before filing with the company? This session will explore some of the more advanced issues of investigations, attorney-client communication and work product, the Faragher defense, and the impact an investigation gone wrong can have on a company.

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This webinar was presented by the Africa & Middle East Practice Group. Many analysts agree that Africa and the Middle East are growing larger on the corporate map. Increasing competition for growth in Asia and Latin America has given new impetus for corporate executives to seek out the next frontier markets. They have accordingly trained eyes and resources on Africa and the Middle East. But how does one win in these regions? In this webinar, our panel of experts will discuss and show us some of the strategies for setting up and winning in Africa and the Middle East from a legal standpoint. What should investors expect on the ground, and what is needed to navigate the labyrinth imposed by the different legal and regulatory systems within these regions to build a solid, resilient, and profitable business? Our experts will help us in this webinar.

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This webinar was presented by the Africa & Middle East Practice Group. The Africa and Middle East regions are perceived as difficult places to operate and do business. The on the ground reality, country to country, is very different. Our highly experienced multi-jurisdictional panel introduces and explores effective and efficient ways and means of doing business in the region. The legal objectives always being to ensure success for global operations and supply chains. This webinar tackles the region head-on, including general legal and regulatory landscapes, international trade agreements and assistance to/ barriers to market entry. 

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This webinar was presented by the Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group. A product manufacturer’s decision to provide a safety device as standard equipment or make it an option to purchase can be complicated. Defending optional safety device claims can be challenging, particularly in an era of reptile theory tactics where juries believe “safety is number one” and not an “option.” Don’t get bit. The panelists dissect the current law, explore real-world examples, and provide key insights and takeawys on defending these optional safety device claims.

2021 Encore Transformation Series Webinars 

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This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. Workplace discrimination has been prohibited in the United States since 1964, yet a recent study supported by the ABA Foundation confirms that our current legal processes may actually exacerbate employment discrimination. During this session, the panel suggests the system fails because of the toxic consequences of shaming, as described by Brené Brown and others. The panel addresses how both the system and the roles we play in it can and should be transformed.

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This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. Every day, somewhere, a corporation is in trouble for a breach of law or a compliance failure traced back to poor corporate culture. Directors and senior management, and counsels who advise them are under increasing public scrutiny over ESG matters. ESG failures are increasingly being attributed to poor corporate culture starting from the top. Investors are determining their investment strategies by reference to corporate ESG compliance. This session works through some scenarios that ask questions about corporate culture when the rubber hits the road. In particular, the panel asks how in-house counsel advise their boards and senior management in situations that present very real conflicts between “getting business done” and compliance with laws and cultural expectations in the context of anti-corruption. 

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This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel discusses how 2020 was a year of change in ways most of us could not even imagine in 2019. From a pandemic that shut down the world and impacted women and minorities more sharply than white men, to protests over police violence and racial inequality in our criminal justice system, to a Supreme Court decision over LGBTQ rights in the workplace, to a new woman Supreme Court justice appointed weeks before the presidential election, there was unprecedented change in the world as we know it. As those who work in law and our system of justice, it is our dual privilege and responsibility to leverage our positions to cause positive change in 2021 and beyond in response to the events of 2020. This panel focused on how we can start discussions and bring the positive changes home to our own workplaces to increase both diversity and inclusion in our everyday world. 

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This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel discusses how businesses, lawyers, and courts have had no choice but to dramatically change their ways of operations and adopt methods that have been new, unsettling, disruptive, expensive, and (in some cases) painful. While some may view these adjustments as “necessary evils,” which they hope will be nothing more than “war stories” in short order, the techniques, processes, skills, and technology forced upon us by the pandemic offer all of us some phenomenal opportunities to enhance, expand, and transform the ways in which we effectively litigate and try cases. In this webinar, the panel discusses and demonstrates how inside and outside counsel, clients, and courts have adapted to litigating and trying disputes in the COVID-imposed world. Using that as a launch point, the panel explores how, even as the world returns to semi-normalcy, we can use those adaptations to broaden the scope of how we represent clients, whether by enlisting experts regardless of location, presenting witnesses remotely who might otherwise not be available, engaging arbitrators across the globe, and otherwise thinking outside the box. After discussing what rules exist—or may be needed—to facilitate using these tools, the panel offers practical tips and suggestions that will help you cost-effectively make satisfying lemonade from the lemons presented by the pandemic.

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This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel discusses how blind spots and Amygdala Hijacks are two of the deadliest barriers to strong interpersonal relationships and healthy organizations. Successfully uncovering blind spots and avoiding Amygdala Hijacks depends on individual self-awareness and a willingness to address both issues. If you find yourself unaware of blind spots and experiencing untimely and frequent emotional outbursts, the tips and stories offered in this webinar will help you toward a trajectory of greater Emotional Intelligence and improved relationships, both at the office and at home. 

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This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel discusses how conversations in the workplace (and outside of the workplace) have become more difficult and contentious as people discuss racial, sexual and political issues, and react with hostility and sometimes violence to the opinions of others. This panel will explore the underlying cause of the visceral reactions we sometimes have to the comments of others and address how to have a greater understanding of varying perspectives among those in the workplace and how to engage in respectful dialogues. 

 

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This webinar is an encore presentation of a session from ALFA International’s International Client Seminar (ICS) this past March. During this session, the panel explores the many ways in which positivity, creativity, and the use of “yes” can be persuasive tools in the practice of law for the benefit of clients. Don’t let the simplicity of the word “yes” fool you. This one word possesses a transcendent, transformative power. 

2021 Practice Group Webinars

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This webinar presented in a modified “Jeopardy” format will focus on the evolution of state court rules regarding the admissibility of expert opinion testimony. Topics covered will include an overview of the different tests used by various states concerning the admissibility of expert testimony and practical tips for asserting and opposing motions to strike experts in state court litigation throughout the United States. Course materials will include a quick reference guide and supporting citations showing the applicable standard used by each state.

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The Civil Trust can be used as an excellent legal vehicle to solve clients’ transactions. The panel will introduce attendees to the Civil Trust alternative and discuss the advantages and characteristics of this legal vehicle and how it can be used daily.

2021 Future Leaders Forum Webinars

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During the webinar, the panelists provide an overview of the bankruptcy process and some helpful tips on what to do after receiving a bankruptcy notice. The panel will discuss what actions a creditor should take to preserve its claim and maximize recovery. Additionally, the panel will delve into an all too common problem for creditors – preference litigation, which often arises when a single creditor accepts an inordinate payment from a debtor shortly before the debtor files for bankruptcy. The group will discuss how to avoid preference litigation as well as the various defenses a creditor may have in these proceedings.

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No matter where you practice, jury trials are not going anywhere. COVID has, however, impacted the way jurors see the world and how we see and assess jurors from jury selection through the end of trial. In this presentation, we will discuss preparing for jury trials post-COVID, both in-person and remotely, focus on who is more likely to appear for jury duty, and understand the impact COVID has and will continue to have on jury trials. We will also look at suggested voir dire questions and advise how to refine your trial strategy post-COVID. 

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To remain competitive, businesses must continuously earn and maintain the loyalty of its consumers and employees. This requires that companies understand, anticipate, and cater to the differing needs and behavioral habits of each generation. By identifying and explaining why each generation chooses to remain loyal to specific brands, companies, and employers, this interactive webinar will address tactical ways for companies to attract and retain consumer and employee loyalty, across the generations.

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COVID-19 created unprecedented situations in every job and industry, including the legal field. One area where ethical questions arose involved the virtual practice of an attorney. As remote work is here to stay, this webinar will address recent Formal Opinion 498 from the American Bar Association (ABA), which provides guidance on various ethical duties surrounding virtual practice. This webinar explores the rules articulated in the guidance, discuss German/European counterparts and perspectives and provide practical ways to abide by ethical rules while working remotely.

2020 Summer Series 

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The webinar panelists address the growing trend of courts requiring attorneys to participate remotely due to COVID-19-related restrictions, including strategies to best prepare for and maximize effectiveness in remote depositions.

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The webinar panelists provide proactive approaches for managing catastrophic injuries, from the initial response following the accident to settlement approaches used to avoid long-term exposure.

 

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The webinar panelists address issues arising from recent protests and associated insurance coverage implications.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to introduce fundamental changes to traditional business models. Economies across the world are responding with unique measures to transition to the next normal in the post-COVID future. The panel of ALFA International lawyers will share their experience of business challenges and strategies in their respective jurisdictions.

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The webinar panelists discuss new issues that are developing in the field of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), best practices in defending these cases, and the current tactics plaintiff’s lawyers are using when bringing these cases to trial.

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The webinar panelists discuss possible environmental issues affecting construction and development and offer best practices on how to avoid and/or mitigate potential liabilities resulting therefrom.

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The webinar panelists review significant decisions from the recently concluded Supreme Court Term that are likely to affect businesses, including in the areas of commercial fraud, securities law, trademarks, copyrights, patents, bankruptcy, arbitration, and claim accrual.

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The webinar panelists explore the methods of great storytelling by using good facts and eclipsing bad facts.

 

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The webinar panelists provide an overview of applicable law and strategies to prepare for and respond to claims or inquiries by federal and state authorities in the era of COVID-19. 

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The webinar panelists consider some of the issues that most surprise Americans making acquisitions abroad, whether by stock purchase or asset purchase.

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The webinar panelists discuss practical and reasonable ways to navigate the new normal while mitigating risks of litigation.

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A roundtable of experienced trial attorneys discuss the pros and cons of the current limitations on traditional civil jury trials in many states.

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The webinar panelists provide best practices on how to protect yourself and mitigate damages arising from project defaults.

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The webinar panelists address the failure to warn claim as it has become known in today’s litigation environment and discuss the development of law surrounding failure to warn claims and anticipated issues moving forward. 

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The webinar panelists discuss strategies for maintaining your sanity and motivation when juggling fulfilling careers and other life obligations.

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The webinar panelists discuss the reality of what damages can be recovered and how the understanding of the abstract art of damages can be critical to mediation, setting budgets, reserves and how the litigation will be managed.

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The webinar panelists discuss the most significant cases to be decided by the Supreme Court and how these cases can impact daily business operations.

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This webinar panelists discuss recent cases and developments in professional liability cases and explore their impact on professional liability claims.

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Nothing is more frustrating to a company than seeing the value of its brand and goodwill diminished by counterfeit, gray market, and other unauthorized sales of its product. The webinar panelists outline proactive steps a company can take to best position itself, if and when litigation with a counterfeiter or gray market seller arises.

2020 Spring Ethics Series 

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The webinar panelists address ethical obligations to prevent and properly respond to cybersecurity incidents. The panelists provide lawyers and clients with practice tips on how to better protect their data.

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Developing Emotional Intelligence is the key to unlocking your potential. This webinar will help you on your journey toward productive emotions in your professional and personal life.

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The webinar panelists share ways to ensure you are aware of unconscious biases, which aid in more sound decision making whether that be in your place of employment or in the courtroom.