On-Demand Webinar Recordings

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

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DE&I and Ethics Webinars 

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There is an ever-expanding understanding of the importance and value of intentional diversity and inclusion efforts and an important piece of inclusion efforts should be the recognition of important holidays and events to the increasingly diverse and multicultural nature of our respective organizations. BUT there are over 200 holidays and events that celebrate diversity and inclusion. With the breadth of worthy celebrations, how does your organization select the right ones to recognize? And once you select which holidays to recognize, how should they be celebrated? While there is no perfect method to make these decisions, the panelists discuss suggestions, ideas and tips on what steps your organization can take to be intentional in the decision-making process. CLE credit can be acquired in most states for this webinar. Please note that this webinar has been approved for 1 hour of Professional Responsibility credit in Illinois.

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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. 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 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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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.

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COVID-19 created unprecedented situations in every job and industry, including the legal field. Change, evolution and adaptation became commonplace as everyone learned how to continue operating at both work and home. Law firms sent their workforces home to keep them safe, but also had to keep the lights on, continue to zealously advocate for and represent their clients and abide by their ethical duties. One area where ethical questions arose involved the virtual practice of an attorney. As remote work is here to stay, this webinar addressed Formal Opinion 498 from the American Bar Association (ABA), which provides guidance on various ethical duties surrounding virtual practice. This webinar  explored the rules articulated in the guidance, discussed German/European counterparts and perspectives and provided practical ways to abide by ethical rules while working remotely.

2024 Practice Group Webinars

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The Transportation Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on February 20, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time titled, “Brain Games—Mastering the Role Neuropsychological Testing Can Play in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation.” 

While the accidents haven’t changed, the injuries alleged have. Allegations of closed head and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are consistently on the rise in trucking litigation. This session, which features a practicing clinical neuropsychologist and an expert in jury psychology, will examine why closed head injury allegations are so prevalent in today’s claims, the evidence claimants and their experts are using to support TBI claims, the proper testing to evaluate such claims, discovery necessary to evaluate the claims and an enlightening discussion of how juries evaluate TBI claims and the evidence presented in support and defense of such claims.

2023 Practice Group Webinars

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The Construction Law Practice Group presented a complimentary webinar on March 15, 2023,  at 12:00 p.m. Central Time titled, “What’s Worse, COVID-19 or Its Aftermath? Force Majeure and Disputes Pre- and Post-COVID.” 

As the world moves beyond COVID-19, the aftermath of COVID-19 remains. This presentation will examine the status of current disputes. The presentation will examine methods to manage cost escalation, whether supply chain problems are resolved, and disputes related to additional compensation. Achieving awards of additional compensation for lost productivity and material escalation continues to be the center of disputes, to which force majeure is not always applicable. Further, this presentation will examine developing case opinions regarding COVID-19 as more and more courts have returned decisions on appeals as cases regarding COVID-19 make their way through the pipeline.

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The Business Litigation and Labor & Employment Practice Groups hosted a complimentary webinar on December 13, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time titled, “Navigating the Maze: Recent Trends and Strategies in Enforcing Restrictive Covenants Across State Lines.”

Arm yourself with practical strategies for businesses and legal professionals seeking to enforce restrictive covenants. Join us for a dynamic webinar as we delve into the ever-evolving landscape of restrictive covenants, from focusing on non-solicits and confidentiality clauses to navigating the nuances of non-competes with multi-state employment. Explore recent case decisions from states actively narrowing enforceability, shedding light on fact patterns that can impact your business. Uncover the intricate interplay of public policy and choice of law for companies operating interstate, and gain insights into how these factors can influence the enforceability of restrictive covenants. Delve into the blue pencil doctrine, discovering the extent to which courts can edit and narrow unenforceable provisions. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead in the complex world of restrictive covenants.

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The Insurance Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on December 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time titled, “Bag It, Tag It: Fraud Investigation and Detection in the Claim Handling Process (Holiday Edition).”

Fraud and insurance claims are synonymous. Early investigation through SIU, recorded statements, ISO searches, underwriting details, independent medical examinations, medical record reviews and agency files are all tools for the claims professional and panel counsel in the endless pursuit of the facts. Expenses related to fraudulent claims—from presentment to ultimate coverage determination—can be contained through an efficient investigation protocol. The goal is to make the right coverage decision every time and use resources such as state insurance fraud bureaus to combat fictitious or exaggerated claims.

 

2022 Practice Group Webinars

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The Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on December 15, 2022, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central Time titled “Don’t Send That Email!” and Other Training Tips for Non-Legal Employees to Effectively Manage Product Liability Risk.”

Effective legal-related training for non-legal employees enhances business objectives and minimizes liability risks to companies. Educating non-legal employees on product liability principles and implementing best practices to respond to claims is vital. The panel will present real-world everyday problems faced by non-legal employees working along the distribution chain and provide guidance and recommendations from legal practitioners on best practices to manage and mitigate these risks.

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The Africa and Middle East Regional Group hosted a complimentary webinar on November 30, 2022, from  9:00 am – 10:30 am Central Time titled “The Complex Issues and Risks of Exchange Control in Africa and the Middle East.”

Most European and North American economies have evolved in the past 30 years from exchange control to free trade, globalization and liberalization. As a result, many of us have not had to advise clients or deal with the possible impact of exchange control on business. This webinar will shed some light on this very important topic from various jurisdictions within Africa and the Middle East.

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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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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.