It's that time of year again – CLE Compliance season! With the impact of COVID-19, we know many of our clients have found it challenging to meet their annual CLE requirements. Bradley is pleased to offer you a complimentary, online CLE addressing key topics with thought-leading speakers from inside and outside of Bradley.
This CLE program includes 1 ethics hour and 2 general hours. Bradley CLE Day has been approved in AL, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MN, MS, NE, NC, OH, RI, TN, and TX. The program is currently pending approval in PA and KY.
Welcome and Introduction
Legal Ethics and Tales from the Privilege Crypt
In-house and outside corporate counsel face privilege and ethical confidentiality challenges on a daily basis. Whether the privilege protects a particular communication from discovery, however, is not determined until litigation erupts years after its creation. Many scary privilege tales have arisen in litigation where corporate counsel lost privilege protection despite their valiant efforts. In this interactive presentation, the speakers will first discuss how to establish and maintain the attorney-client privilege in a corporate environment. The presenters will next examine in a workshop setting recent “tales from the privilege crypt” that illustrate how corporate counsel established—or failed to establish—the privilege. Attendees should arrive ready to consult the workshop materials and will leave the session with a better understanding of what to do—and importantly what not to do—to establish and protect privileged communications.
Will Normal Ever Be Normal Again? Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment Laws and Litigation
As businesses across the country try to return to normalcy, employers are faced with navigating federal, state and local legislation. Bradley attorney Matt Miller will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on employment and increased litigation flowing from remote work and layoffs amid an already charged litigation environment. Topics will include movement to full or part-time remote work and tracking of employee time, litigation trends as a result of COVID-19, and record-keeping strategies to protect your business if a lawsuit is filed.
Innovation in Dispute Resolution
If the COVID-19 pandemic has demanded anything of lawyers and their clients, it has demanded that they be innovative in solving disputes given the limited availability of courts to address and resolve disputes. Our panelists include global thought leaders on dispute resolution in the arbitration, mediation and litigation markets. Our panelists will discuss their organizations’ embrace of innovation to deliver more effective and efficient outcomes to disputes. The panel will address the current challenges and opportunities the pandemic has created that their organizations are addressing for the benefit of clients and their counsel.