2011 Ethics CLE Barn Burner - June 9, 2011 - Ethics and Technology
Save the Date - Thursday, June 9, 20114:00-6:00 PM at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown2.0 Hours of CLE Credit followed by a Networking and Cocktail Reception - MO/KS CLE credit currently pending.About this Event

You are cordially invited to attend Polsinelli Shughart's 2011 Annual Ethics CLE Barn Burner:





What you'll learn:

  • Ethical issues and conflicts of interest in intellectual property and technology litigation
  • The use and misuse of social media from a legally ethical perspective
  • Ethical issues, including competence, diligence and confidentiality, in the handling of computer or technology cases
  • And more!

Featured speakers:

  • Karen R. Glickstein, Shareholder, Labor and Employment
  • Keith J. Grady, Shareholder, Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group
  • Daniel D. Owen, Shareholder, Business Litigation


Date | Time of Event:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Program immediately follows.

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The Kansas City Marriott Downtown
in the Basie Ballroom

200 W. 12th Street | Kansas City, Missouri 64105

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How to Register:

To ensure your place at this event, RSVP by June 1, 2011 to rsvp@polsinelli.com.

For further information or if you have questions, please contact Lindsay Tiehen at ltiehen@polsinelli.com or by calling 816.218.1227.

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Be our guest and receive 2.0 hours of mandatory Missouri and Kansas Ethics CLE credit, absolutely free, followed by a networking and cocktail reception.

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Ethical Issues and Conflicts of Interest in Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation

Businesses throughout the world recognize the value of intellectual property as a business asset that can provide a competitive advantage. However, obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights can raise conflict of interest issues. Failing to address these issues can have serious consequences in litigation, including wholesale waiver of the attorney-client privilege. The presentation will address these issues and recent cases on the topic.



Keith J. Grady is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He is also a shareholder in the Commercial and Business Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Grady has more than 20 years of combined experience in government and private law practice.



The Use and Misuse of Social Media from a Legally Ethical Perspective

The increased use of social media raises new ethical concerns for attorneys and judges. The presentation will address questions such as whether and when trial attorneys can use information from the pages or postings of witnesses and jurors as well as whether it is proper to "friend" the judge hearing your case.



Karen R. Glickstein focuses her practice on assisting employers in a wide variety of employment and human resources issues. She has experience defending all types of matters, including claims of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, and age, as well as retaliation matters, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, USERRA, and both common law and statutory "whistleblowing" claims (including Sarbanes Oxley and False Claims Act). Ms. Glickstein has also defended EEOC class actions.



Ethical Issues, including Competence, Diligence and Confidentiality, in the Handling of Computer or Technology Cases

To competently represent a client, a lawyer must be sufficiently familiar with the subject matter of the case to effectively present the client's arguments. Computer-related cases pose special challenges for competent representation. The concepts and vocabulary of computer hardware and software can be so far outside of a lawyers experience, that the lawyer must educate himself or herself to give competent representation.



Daniel D. Owen has developed extensive jury trial experience that spans Kansas and Missouri, state and federal courts, and a wide variety of civil and criminal matters. Much of his jury trial work has involved technical subjects such as computer software, bridges, cranes, building design, automotive engines and agricultural machinery. He is a former computer programmer, who has extensive experience preparing and trying computer-related cases, and has represented both software companies and their customers.



The program will be moderated by Polsinelli Shughart attorneys Eddie James and Mark Olthoff.



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