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Free MCLE March 29 – Examining Experts

Thursday, March 29, 2018 , Noon to 1:00
Tips for Examining Experts at Deposition & Trial
From the Plaintiff, Defendant & Judge Perspectives 

Co-sponsored with 

1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit
To those attending at The San Francisco Law Library
Available to Purchase via WebEx live stream by CEB

Presented by:
Hon. Stephen Freccero, Marin County Superior Court
Eugene Illovsky, Illovsky Law Office, Oakland

Stuart Plunkett, Baker Botts LLP, San Francisco


This one hour webinar will arm you with specific techniques to get the most out of taking and defending expert depositions and to be more effective at presenting and crossing expert witnesses in trial. Plan to join Judge Stephen Freccero and noted trial attorneys Eugene Illovsky and Stuart Plunkett, as they discuss these and other tips.   You will learn, among other things:
• Pointers for preparing your expert for deposition
• Deposition strategies for pinning down opposing experts’ opinions and setting up  Daubert challenges
• What makes an expert effective before the judge and jury
• In trial, how to match the style of examination with the type of expert
Mar 29 2018 CEB MCLE Flyer v2

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Free MCLE March 21 – Copyright in Fashion

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Noon to 1:00pm
Copyrights in the Fashion Business . . . It All Depends

Presented by Anne Kearns, Esq.
Anne Kearns Law

1 Hour free MCLE 

What is copyrightable in fashion is confusing. Pants and shirts are not copyrightable, but certain features, like the print on fabric might be. Watches aren’t copyrightable, but jewelry is.  Costumes aren’t copyrightable, but masks are. The distinction is often blurred, and lawyers often get creative with how they argue copyrightability. This presentation addresses copyright protection in fashion and the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 1002 (2017) which took this issue head on. There will be discussion about other pending cases and how far copyrightabilty in fashion can be stretched.

March 21 2018 Copyright in Fashion MCLE Flyer

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Free Elder Law MCLE March 14 at Noon

Wednesday, March 14, Noon to 1:00pm

Elder Financial Abuse: A Budding Revolution in Estate Litigation
Presented by Michael Hackard, Hackard Law
1 Hour free MCLE

As the baby boomer generation rapidly ages into retirement, elder financial abuse threatens to become a national epidemic. If not addressed early and aggressively, this unique form of exploitation can tear families apart, leaving shattered relationships and depleted bank accounts in its wake. Michael Hackard draws from four decades of legal experience to advise professionals what elder financial abuse is, how to identify it, and—most importantly—what to do if abuse is suspected.

Mar 14 2018 Elder Law MCLE Flyer