The Small Law Department Committee develops and explores ways that lawyers in small law departments and generalists in larger departments can best provide legal services to their corporate clients. The committee provides numerous practical resources, including best practices and sample policies.
A summary of the Virtual Roundtable on Contracting Processes that was held on January 29th, 2015 by the Small Law Department Committee is available now. Panelists described contract negotiation playbooks, contract management software, personnel vs. volume and many more subjects.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation
This program will identify and explain the issues that are most likely to cause problems for a lean company involved in importing and how to most effectively address such issues. If you and your team have a limited amount of time to dedicate to import compliance, these are the issues which should be at the top of the list when allocating your attention and resources. Among the topics covered will be failure to declare dutiable assists, misclassification, antidumping, incorrect country of origin marking and failure to properly make North American Free Trade Act or other Federal Transit Administration origination determinations. In addition, the various types of communications importers receive from US Customs and Border Protection will be identified and the consequences of each discussed so that in-house counsel can determine which communications can be dealt with routinely and which indicate serious problems. This is part one of a two-part series on import and export compliance. Part Two will be held on June 11, 2015. Brian Walsh, Partner, Barnes, Richardson & Colburn, LLP
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation
If your company is involved in exporting products or technologies subject to the license requirements of the Bureau of Industry and Security or the Department of State, your team needs to be engaged in export compliance. Even companies that do not consider themselves to be engaged in high technology or defense exports must comply with certain requirements. Further, companies which do not believe themselves to be subject to license requirements can face substantial liabilities as a result of the evolution of their products or technologies or changes in their customer or end user base. This program will identify the steps that even companies without licensable products and technologies must take to maintain compliance and how to determine when your company is taking steps which will lead to increased export violation potential. This is part 2 of a 2 part series on import and export compliance. A recording of part 1 can be found here. Brian Walsh, Partner, Barnes, Richardson & Colburn, LLP
Employee Stock Ownership Plan: Is It the Right Fit for Our Company in the United States
Apr 30 2015 2:00 PM ET
On-Line CLE/CPD Program
Sponsored by Meritas