Wed – Fri 10/16- 10/18

42nd Annual Meeting | Franchising At Its Peak: American Bar Association

Join Plave Koch in attending the 42nd Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. We are thrilled to announce we have two partners speaking at this event on exciting relevant topics.

Plave Koch Partner, Benjamin Reed will be discussing “The Keys to Successful Negotiation and Early Dispute Resolution,” on October 17th from 1:15- 2:30.

Given that the overwhelming percentage of cases settle before trial, negotiation skills and strategies are arguably more important than trial skills. This workshop will help hone those skills for clients’ benefit in negotiations with or without mediator involvement.It will help participants, among other things:

  1. Take all steps necessary to discover the other side’s top-line or bottom-line number;
  2. Identify the needs and wants of the other side;
  3. Search for potential resolutions that deliver to the other side what it needs, while still meeting the needs of your side; and (4) protect the dynamics of any continuing relationships after settlement. This program is appropriate for experienced practitioners as well as more junior lawyers.

Plave Koch will also be repsented by partner, Regina Amolsch who will be speaking on “Ethics: Keeping Up With Ever Evolving Technology, They Didn’t Teach That in Law School.” This will be conducted on October 17th from 10:30am- 11:45am.

In 2012, the American Bar Association approved a change to Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 to make clear that a lawyer’s duty of competence now requires keeping up to date with relevant technology in the practice of law, including the risks and benefits associated with the relevant technology. Since then, a number of states have adopted a duty of technology competence. Effective January 1, 2017, Florida became one of the first states to mandate legal technology CLE. But what does that require? Do lawyers have an ethical obligation to encrypt their email? To use AI to manage large document productions? Maintain a crisis backup plan? What about document edits or electronic redactions that can be “reverse engineered”? What should lawyers look for in contracts with technology vendors?  This workshop will discuss these issues as well as state ethical rules and standards mandating knowledge of available legal technology.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For additional information please go to: Franchising at Its Peak