2014 All Hands Meeting
November 6th Special Subjects Session
Special Subjects Track Agenda

10:15AM-11:10AM
Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse/Mental issues/Physical Issues Impairing Professional Competence

Beth Roemer
Career GPS for Lawyers
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EQ is a popular shorthand for a set of emotional and social skills, in contrast to the cognitive skillset measured by IQ tests. Research has shown that EQ has twice the power of IQ to predict performance. Studies correlate high EQ in executives and managers with better teamwork, reduced employee turnover, higher sales, increased client satisfaction, customer retention and higher profits. High EQ also correlates strongly with success in many life outcomes, such as health, relationship quality, quality of life, and personal effectiveness. Working to develop one's EQ can remedy weaknesses and strengthen any of the following competencies:
  • Self-awareness (including pattern recognition, self-confidence, sense of purpose)
  • Self-management (including self-control, initiative and optimism)
  • Social awareness (reading others’ cues and picking up group dynamics)
  • Relationship management (influencing and collaborating with others, handling conflict and managing change)

11:15AM-12:10PM
Legal Ethics: Working With Witnesses

Sara Brody, Karen Cottle & Kimberly Dunne
Sidley Austin LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

This panel of outside and inside counsel will discuss how questions of legal ethics can arise in the contexts of litigation, investigations and whistleblowers.

1:00PM-1:55PM
Legal Ethics: Let's Go To The Movies  

John Koski
Dentons
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Lights, Camera, Ethics! Thorny questions of legal ethics, illustrated by clips from some of Hollywood's best work.

2:00PM-2:55PM
Legal Ethics: Patent Issues

Michelle Galloway
Cooley LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Legal ethics issues that can arise in the course of patent-related legal practice.

3:00PM-3:55PM
Ethics Jeopardy

Kelly Woodruff
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

How well do you know your Legal Ethics? Press your luck and join us for an interactive game of Ethics Jeopardy. We’ll provide the scenarios with multiple choice questions, a special device for you to ring-in your answer and most importantly offer you Ethics MCLE credit. All you need to bring is yourself. You don’t want to miss this fun interactive event.

4:00PM-4:55PM
Elimination of Bias In the Legal Profession and Society

Michelle Galloway
Cooley LLP
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A discussion of bias and multigenerational teams.


Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

Participating Law Firms & Companies