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AP&S Attorneys Present at RI Bar 2016 Annual Meeting

Victoria Almeida, John Tarantino, Nicole Benjamin, Dan Holmander and Susan Leach DeBlasio will all present at the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on June 16 – 17, 2016 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Evolving Use of Social Media in the Practice of Law and the Need for an Ethical Mandate for Competence                                                   10:45am – 12:00pm

Moderator:   Victoria M. Almeida, Esq., Adler Pollock & Sheehan

Speakers:      Hon. John J. McConnell, U.S. District Court

John A. Tarantino, Esq., Adler Pollock & Sheehan

David D. Curtin, Esq., RI Disciplinary Counsel

This seminar explores the need for developing a core professional competence in the area of social media, which is rapidly becoming the new normal in the general practice of law and in trial practice.


When Courts of Law and Public Opinion Collide             3:15pm – 4:30pm

Speakers:      Nicole J. Benjamin, Esq., Adler Pollock & Sheehan

Gregg Perry, The Perry Group Reputation Management & Strategic Communications

Imagine you are trying a case, you have strong facts, good witnesses and legal arguments in your favor, but the other side is trying its case in the media. The seminar discusses the importance of adding communications specialists in such situations while also examining ethical and discovery considerations.


Enforcing Intellectual Property: How to Address Infringers, Unauthorized Distributors and Counterfeiters in the Online Marketplace                    3:15pm – 4:30pm

Speaker:          Daniel J. Holmander, Esq., Adler Pollock & Sheehan

This seminar reviews the effects of leaks in the supply chain when resellers obtain authentic products and sell them online below their minimum advertised price or attempt to violate trademark/copyrights, making it difficult for brands to protect themselves.


Friday, June 17, 2016

The Art of Contract: Drafting Effective Documents for Clients and Fun  2:00pm – 3:00pm

 Speaker:          Susan Leach DeBlasio, Esq., Adler Pollock & Sheehan

This seminar will present techniques to help the business lawyer or general practitioner draft clear, concise, comprehensible, and legally enforceable and defensible contracts and other legal documents. The workshop focuses on the art of drafting to ensure accuracy, consistency, clarity, and brevity, as well as to anticipate and avoid litigation and, most importantly, to achieve the client’s goals and objectives

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