Monday, July 09, 2012

Ethics and Copyright Litigation CLE Now Available For Download

Join me for an hour of Ethics CLE by downloading the audio file from West LegalEdcenter website here.  I have designed this course to make Copyright Litigation Handbook come alive and to focus on the ways that practitioners can avoid getting into hot water when starting or defending copyright cases.

Here is the program description from the website:

Ray Dowd, author of West’s acclaimed Copyright Litigation Handbook and a partner in Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City will take us through the ethical pitfalls facing legal practitioners tackling copyright litigation.
Dowd, a seasoned litigator, takes us through a pre-flight litigation checklist designed to avoid the potential of sanctions in copyright cases. When a potential copyright case comes to your office, what are your ethical obligations in advising a potential client? How should clients be advised on the assessment of legal fees before a litigation starts? How may a client’s “innocent” copying lead to large judgments and assessment of attorney’s fees?
Aside from harsh consequences to clients, attorneys may be sanctioned personally in copyright cases. What sort of investigation is necessary to avoid Rule 11 problems before filing a lawsuit and to avoid dismissal of the suit? May sending a cease and desist letter to a foreign jurisdiction subject your client to a declaratory judgment action in an inconvenient forum? What is the "first to file" rule and what are the exceptions?
Copyright litigation has exploded as the world has become digitized. This course will assist you in understanding how to avoid potential minefields.
The New York Law Journal called Dowd’s Copyright Litigation Handbook “an indispensable guide and supplement to the ins and outs of copyright litigation…”.
 Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook 2011 by Raymond J. Dowd from West here  

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