This program will cover the basics of copyright law and how to identify and address copyright issues. Attendees will learn about the nature, scope and duration of copyright protection; ownership and transfer of copyrights; and the litigation process, including the standards for infringement, the availability of injunctive and monetary recovery, and available defenses to claims of copyright infringement, including fair use. Whether you are a newly admitted lawyer or an experienced practitioner with little copyright experience, this program is designed to give you a head start in understanding copyright law.
A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice.
This course builds upon the success of the course on basic drafting concepts presented earlier this year and includes the following topics: a recap of basic concepts; formulas; attachments to contracts; ambiguities relating to modifiers and qualifiers; contract-interpretation principles; and boilerplate provisions in contracts. Designed to convey fundamental-but often unconsidered-principles, this course will assist both newly admitted and seasoned attorneys with drafting, analyzing, and interpreting contracts. Unlike many other contract-drafting courses, the program will focus on the manner in which concepts are expressed in a contract, rather than any particular type of contract.
There are numerous participants in constructing a building or other type of project: owner/developer, general contractor/construction manager, sub-contractors, vendors and design professionals. Sometimes the owner/developer is a public entity with different considerations and constraints from that of a private entity. In view of the number of interested parties and the complexity of each project, disputes abound. This program covers the types of disputes which commonly arise, mechanisms to avoid procedural snafus and options in employing alternative dispute resolution alternatives. It comprises the first of two parts, the latter of which will focus on methods of calculating damages, enforcing and securing payment for work on construction projects, and will be held in the fall.
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