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  • Contains 1 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Doing Well by Doing Good: Enhancing Your Career as a Trial Attorney With Pro Bono Service

    If you watched the live version of this program on November 10, 2022 and you are having trouble locating your certificate, please email actlmeetings@actl.com

    Doing Well by Doing Good: Enhancing Your Career as a Trial Attorney With Pro Bono Service.

    To register, please click the green "View" button in the upper right corner of your screen.

    For information on states/provinces with CLE Credit please click on the handouts tab.


    AGENDA

    Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker: 10 minutes

    Susan Harriman (ACTL President)

     

    Keynote Speaker: 30 minutes 

    Michael Jones (Kirkland & Ellis LLP)—Mike will speak about his recently concluded, very successful federal court litigation wherein he represented four Maryland Historically Black Colleges and Universities to address and rectify the second-class, racially unjust treatment they had historically received from the State of Maryland as to programming and funding. Mike will also discuss how his pro bono service has enhanced his career as a trial lawyer.

     

    Break: 5 minutes

     

    Panel 1: 45 minutes

    Title: Trial Lawyers of the Future: Helping the Next Generation Develop Their Skills Via Pro Bono Service

    Moderator: Terri Mascherin (Jenner & Block LLP) 

    Panelists: Diane Menashe (Ice Miller LLP); Barbara Butterworth (Finnegan); Dara Sheinfeld (Davis Polk, New York)

    Description: The panelists will focus on and provide examples as to how pro bono/access to justice work can provide younger lawyers with valuable trial experience which is often not available to them through their normal billable work.  The panelists will also discuss pro bono opportunities that may be especially beneficial for younger trial lawyers.

     

    Break: 5 minutes

     

    Fireside Chat: 30 minutes

    Feature: Kimball Anderson (Winston & Strawn LLP)

    Moderator: Rachel Brown (Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

    Description: Kimball will discuss how his extensive pro bono and access to justice work has enhanced his overall legal career and, in particular, his skills as a trial lawyer.

     

    Panel 2: 45 minutes   

    Title: Corporate and Outside Counsel Partnering Together to Close the Access to Justice Gap 

    Moderator:  Doug Mitchell (IMK/LLP)

    Panelists: Veronica Davis (Assistant VP and Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T); Bergitta Trelstad (General Counsel, Zulily)

    Description: The panelists will discuss the importance of and provide examples of partnering with their outside counsel on meaningful access to justice work.

     

     

    Closing: 10 minutes Jointly presented by Mark Surprenant (Adams and Reese LLP) and Tiffany Graves (Co-President of APBCo)

  • Contains 10 Component(s)

    General Session speakers from the 2022 Annual Meeting in Rome. Only registered Fellows may view the speakers from this meeting. Click View to access the content if you were registered. Videos will be available within 48 hours after General Session concludes.

    Fellows who are registered for the 2022 Annual Meeting (or who were registered but canceled): log in using your regular actl.com credentials to view recordings of the presentations in Rome. 
    If you are a Fellow and would like to purchase access to the speaker videos, click the green "View" button on the top right of this page. Judicial and public service Fellows will see their unique pricing in the shopping cart after logging in.
  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    To open the 2022 Annual Meeting in Rome, guest musicians and singers from The Academy of Santa Cecilia, along with Fellows of the College, perform Ode to Joy.

    To open the 2022 Annual Meeting in Rome, guest musicians and singers from The Academy of Santa Cecilia, along with Fellows of the College, perform Ode to Joy.

    To purchase the speaker videos from the 2022 Annual Meeting, click here.

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    The College has long been committed to increasing its ranks of talented and accomplished trial lawyers, by including more women and persons of color, varying ethnicities, disabilities, and sexual orientation. Through this program, the College expands its commitment by helping to develop the next generation of diverse and inclusive trial advocates.

    The program took place in Chicago on May 20-22, 2022, and was organized by the ACTL Teaching of Trial and Appellate Advocacy Committee. Registrants learned through a traditional trial advocacy training format, involving learning by doing. Attending lawyers presented opening and closing speeches, conducted direct and cross-examinations of witnesses and tried a case, all based on a tested case file. ACTL Fellows served as faculty, sharing their extensive experience trying difficult civil and criminal cases all across the country. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Power Point Presentation created by the Attorney-Client Relations Committee addressing questions and circumstances that arise regarding Attorney Client Privilege for in-house Counsel.

    Power Point Presentation created by the Attorney-Client Relations Committee addressing questions and circumstances that arise regarding Attorney Client Privilege for in-house Counsel.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    White Paper from the Advocacy in the 21st Century Committee on remote proceeding advocacy.

    This paper provides tips for advocates contemplating using technology in various pre-trial and trial contexts to make it most effective and persuasive. Updated in 2022.

  • Contains 9 Component(s)

    In collaboration with the National Association of Women Judges, the ACTL encourages Fellows to offer this program to civic groups in their area.

    This product is only available to Fellows of the ACTL. Members of the public who are interested in the program could contact a local Fellow for more information.

    The Committee has prepared a short Presentation Syllabus that Fellows may share in advance with an organization interested in hosting your presentation to assist in detailing the content of the program. A potential host organization may want to preview the slide deck in advance. That is fine provided you confirm with them that it is intended to be shown only during the presentation or released as recorded video to a wider audience. One option for previewing the presentation with a potential host is to screen share the slides during a Zoom call; if you must send the slides, send a PDF copy without the notes.
  • Contains 12 Component(s)

    General Session speakers from the 2022 Spring Meeting in Coronado. Only registered Fellows may view the speakers from this meeting. Click View to access the content if you were registered, or if you are a Fellow and would like to purchase access to the speaker videos.

    The General Session speakers from the 2022 Spring Meeting in Coronado include: Civil Rights activist and author Ruby Bridges, a special 9-11 presentation on every day heroism, a panel on Violence Against Judges and more.
    Fellows who were registered for the 2022 Spring Meeting (either in person or virtually): log in using your regular actl.com credentials to view now. If you are a Fellow and would like to purchase access to the speaker videos, click the green "View" button on the top right of this page. Judicial and public service Fellows will see their unique pricing in the shopping cart after logging in.
  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    White Paper from the Advocacy in the 21st Century Committee on Virtual Proceedings in the Civil Justice System.

    Discussion of the role, if any, that remote video technology might play in the administration of justice in civil justice (non-criminal) proceedings in the United States and Canada, including civil jury and non-jury trials, civil pretrial proceedings, small claims court proceedings and oral arguments on appeal of civil matters. In addressing that role, the paper considers issues such as the current state of public health; the court facilities; the equipment and training of judges and court staff; the complexity, costs and importance of the proceedings to the litigation; and the question of whether pro se litigants will be involved.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    ACTL Denounces Comments About Judge

    ACTL Denounces Comments About Judge