ABA Young Lawyers to Hear from Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller During Meeting This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2011 – The _ Young Lawyers Division is meeting May 12-14 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for training and law practice tips, including financial planning and the use of social media.  Also on the agenda are panel discussions on regulated gaming in the U.S., and the intellectual property issues regarding wine and spirits.

On May 13, Ross Miller, Nevada secretary of state, will address the group from 9:15 – 10 a.m.

Following are highlights of the meeting:

“Financial Strategies in Tough Economic Times” This program will help young lawyers gain an understanding of what they can do to plan financially during these tough economic times, including personal savings tactics, growth accumulation strategies and asset allocation.
May 13, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

“Making Social Media Work for You: Career Image, Opportunities and Dangers” This program, designed to develop core marketing and business skills for lawyers using social media tools, will educate young lawyers of ways they can use new media to promote themselves professionally, find career opportunities and create business prospects.
May 13, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

“Jack and COLA: Unique IP Issues with Wine and Spirits” Panelists will review the myths pertaining to Certificate of Label Approval, U.S. and international legal perspectives, copyright ownership for original label artwork, advertising procedures related to alcohol content and more.
May 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Gambling” As more states consider legalizing gambling as a source of extra revenue, gaming companies are embracing innovative ways to cut costs while increasing profits and appealing to unique market segments. Panelists will address the basics of regulated gambling in the United States, as well as some of the corporate transactions that modern gaming companies are entering into as part of their multidisciplinary operations.
May 14, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

“There’s More Than One Way to Exercise A Cat: The Supreme Court and Inducement of Infringement” Panelists will examine the specifics of copyright and patent infringement with a review of the Supreme Court decision in Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A. Speakers will discuss how the decision defines the inducement standard in both patent and copyright, and offer tips on how to protect businesses from claims of indirect infringement.
May 14, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Additional information as well as a link to the full agenda can be found here.

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With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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