2020 Corporate Counsel Conference & Annual Convention


2020 CLE

Below are the CLE tracks for the 2020 HNBA/VIA Corporate Counsel Conference & Annual Convention.

Litigation: This track will explore trending litigation topics. The track will offer a series of CLE presentations related to the litigation opportunities (areas that will experience an increase in demand) stemming from COVID-19, including bankruptcy, employment litigation and COVID-19-related class actions; the impact of COVID-19 on court and arbitration operations and proceedings; pre-litigation risk-assessment strategies; discovery and trial procedure and tactics; now-prevalent virtual platforms used for depositions, mediation and trial; other developments in technology tools for litigation; employment matters; data protection laws; and other major trending litigation matters, all specifically designed to impart critical, cutting edge knowledge and skills to litigation practitioners.

The Art of Successful Lawyering: This track will focus on the knowledge and resources necessary to become happier, healthier, and ultimately more prosperous lawyers by reducing stress and improving productivity. The program will examine issues related to teleworking and work-life balance; maintaining physical and mental wellness during a crisis like COVID-19; mindful lawyering; tips to consistently deliver a high-quality work product; maintaining integrity and ethics in your practice; professional and personal networking; marketing and branding tips; alternative careers; and more – all with a view towards preparing participants for achieving or maintaining the status of a successful lawyer.

Law Firm Practice – Roadmap for Success: This track will offer strategies and tools that will assist with keeping your law firm running and growing your practice during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The track will include presentations concerning law firm risk and crisis management; cost-cutting considerations; obtaining and living with emergency COVID-19 small business loans; networking and marketing during the COVID-19 crisis; employment policies including employee safety and privacy; remote-working issues; COVID-19 business interruption and insurance coverage topics; the new age of virtual platforms and apps; adapting to and implementing new technology; and much more.

Hot Button Issues for 2020 and Beyond: This track will explore the “new normal” in the age of COVID-19 – the emerging trends that have transformed the practice of law across all industries and sectors and the legal issues and practice areas that have come to the forefront. Some of the COVID-19-related topics that will be addressed include immigration and international travel; family law and domestic violence; estate planning; voting rights and election protection issues during the pandemic; business interruption and commercial insurance coverage; force majeure and impossibility clauses; privacy, cybersecurity and data protection; labor and employment repercussions; and bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring.

Questions? Please contact HNBA VP Sections & Committees, Mariana Bravo at: vpsections@hnba.com.

The HNBA/VIA CCC-AC2020 is a joint enterprise of the HNBA and its charitable arm, the HNBA VIA Fund.