Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters

By D.C. Bar Communities Office
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Reduce Your Anxiety
Elena Deutsch, founder of WILL (Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law), talks about the methods she has developed to help lawyers reduce their anxiety and take purposeful and thoughtful action. Click HERE to watch her full-length webinar in our On-Demand Library.
May 27, 2020
Judges Talk Tough Cases
Judge Russell F. Canan, Judge Gregory E. Mize, and Judge Frederick H. Weisberg of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia talk about their book "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They've Ever Made."  To see the full-length webinar On-Demand, click HERE. To purchase the book, click HERE.
May 20, 2020
Career Design: How to Design a Fulfilling Career
Mo Chanmugham, Esq, founder of MGC Coaching, discusses how to design a more fulfilling career through Career Design.  For a more in-depth discussion, you can watch the full-length Communities Office webinar that Mo taught with Elena Deutsch HERE. Learn more about MGC Coaching HERE. 
May 13, 2020
Return to Work Preparedness – EEOC Guidance
Michelle Bercovici, Esq. and Alison Davis, Esq. from the Labor and Employment Law Community discuss Return to Work Preparedness in light of the EEOC’s Updated Guidance for the COVID 19 pandemic.  If you enjoyed this content, consider other such programming conducted by our speakers - Michelle also did a full-length program regarding unemployment insurance benefits under the CARES Act - for more information and to register for that On-Demand, click HERE. 
May 6, 2020
Financial Planning: You Only Want to Retire Once
Jason Dahl and Natalie Atabek from AFS Financial Group, LLC preview their upcoming Communities program "What's Next? Life After Work." You can find the recording of the May 5 program, as well as the rest of their Financial Planning Series, in our On Demand library HERE. 
April 29, 2020
Tips for IP Lawyers – FDA Law
Brian Malkin, Esq., Sara Koblitz, Esq. and Taneashia Morrell, Esq. discuss their upcoming program with the D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Law Community: FDA Law for IP Lawyers - Tips for Effectively Integrating FDA Regulatory Law Into an IP Law Practice. You can watch the full On-Demand recording from the webinar on April 29 HERE.
April 22, 2020
Insights on CFIUS and Its Recently Expanded Jurisdiction and Powers
Geoffrey Goodale, Esq. and Tatiana Sullivan, Esq. give us a sneak peek into the International Law Community's upcoming two-part series: Buyer AND Seller Beware - New Regulations Expand the Scope and Powers of CFIUS Over FDI Deals. These live programs were Off the Record and therefore not recorded, but you can view other courses in our On Demand Library HERE. 
April 15, 2020
Brief Encounters - Trailer
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March 26, 2020