CLE Schedule


Special Event: ACTING FOR LAWYERS
Saturday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Effective oral advocacy is one of the most important skills an attorney can possess. Skills like public speaking, confidence, connecting with one's audience, thinking on one's feet and juggling multiple tasks are critical. In this fun and interactive workshop led by Cold Tofu instructors and Advanced Team members, all participants will play "improv" games that focus on those skills. While every attorney has his or her natural style and mannerisms, this hands-on workshop strives to help participants think outside the box and get the "creative juices" flowing.

Cold Tofu is the nation's premiere Asian American comedy improv and sketch group. This non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting diverse images of Asian Pacific Americans through comedy and to developing multiethnic talent through education and performance. Come with an open mind and play with us! SPACE IS LIMITED. This workshop will fill up quickly so register early!
For questions, please contact Cyndie Chang or Michelle Sugihara.

Sponsored by Duane Morris

CLE Credit available for certain states.


Friday, November 19
Time Event
9:30-10:45 am
101 Got Game: Using Game Theory to Understand, Manage and Resolve Disputes?
102 The Girlfriends' Guide to the Good Ol' Boy Network II: What They Never Told You about Life in the Big Corporation
103 From PONGŪ to Virtual Worlds: How Video Games Have Transformed the Media Industry, Legal Implications and Perspectives Fro
104 Answering the Call: Choosing Public Service and Non-Profit Careers
105 Going Green In The Legal Marketplace: Taking Advantage of Opportunities Created by Climate Change and Sustainability Initiatives
106 From O.J. Simpson to Bernie Madoff: Handling High-Profile Cases
107 Be Your Own Boss: How To Start Your Own Law Firm and Never Look Back
108 Second Annual Master's Class: Business Development Best Practices and Interactive Workshop: Lessons from the International Committee
11:00 am-12:15 pm
201 Making Tweets and Pokes Work for You: Conquering Challenges Facing Employers from Social Media/Networking Websites
202 Lessons Learned from the Great Recession (and How to Prepare for the Next One)
203 Coming Out Asian LGBT: Current Legal Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Asian Pacific American Rights
204 Home Run or Air Ball: What Is the Future of American Entertainment In Asia?
205 Corporations in Crisis: How to Mitigate Risk, Plan for the Problem and Manage the Crisis
206 Redistricting: How to Help Strengthen AAPI Political Power
207 Let Me Break It Down For You... How To Present Complicated Facts and Complex Legal Issues To Someone That Hasn't Been Living and Breathing Them For Months
208 Zen and the Art of Real Estate Loan Workouts: The Common Goals of Parties with Competing Interests
2:00-3:15 pm
301 Community Collaborations to Serve Asian/Pacific Islander Communities
302 The New Health Care Legislation: Does it do Enough to Curb Waste, Fraud, and Abuse?
303 General Counsel Survival Skills: Managing Critical Issues When Turbulent Times Are Becoming the Norm
304 Eastern Winds Come to Hollywood: Fostering the Growth of Asian Entertainment & Pop Culture in the United States
305 Trial Practice & Litigation Skills: Succeeding as an Asian Pacific American Lawyer in the Courtroom
306 A Platform for Action: Asian Pacific Americans Advancing Justice
307 Contingency Fee Arrangements in Business Litigation Cases
308 Meeting the Challenge: When Diversity and Inclusion is Your Responsibility
3:30-4:45 pm
401 Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Provisions, Pros, Cons, and the Impact on the APA Community
402 Parenting and Partnering in the Legal Profession
403 Paper Tiger or Hidden Dragon: The Law, Economics and Business of Patent Infringement Damages in an Era of Innovation and Global Competition
404 All about the Benjamins: Practical Tips and Trends in Bankruptcy Law
405 What General Counsels want from their External Firms
406 Our Legacy: Charitable Giving & the Asian Pacific American Community
407 The Trial of Tokyo Rose: United States v. Iva Toguri D'Aquino
408 Inspiring Solutions for the Advancement of APA lawyers: National NAPABA/NLF Survey Data & Diversity Leaders' Recommendations



Saturday, November 20
Time Event
9:15-10:30 am
501 Breaking Barriers: Success Stories of Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers
502 Legal Process Outsourcing: Who's Doing It; What they are Doing; and How to Make Sure they are Doing it Right?
503 Enforcing Anti-Human Trafficking Laws: Civil Lawsuits and Overcoming the Cultural Divide
504 Sports Marketing, Sponsorship, and Legal Issues - Symposium
505 Climbing the Corporate Ladder 2010
506 How to Break Into Entertainment Law: Tips for Aspiring APA Attorneys
507 Rise to the Top: How can Asian Pacific American Attorneys Become Leaders in Government, Education and Business'
508 Representing Asian Clients in US Courts
11:00 am-12:15 pm
601 Korematsu to Hamdan: Executive Threats to Civil Liberty
602 The Plight of Unaccompanied Children in the U.S.: How to Provide Vital Pro Bono Representation
603 What's Hot and What's Not in IP: A Survey of Key Developments in Recent Years
604 Poker Face:  Negotiating With An Adversary From The Professional Poker Player's Perspective
605 Integrity: How In-House Counsel Can Respond as an Investigation Unfolds
606 Corporate Governance Developments and the Effects on Boards of Directors
607 Convincing the Judge - Best Practices
608 Rediscovering the Silk Road: Overcoming Hurdles in Cross-Border Transactions with Greater China