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Jenny Goltz and Jake Rubinstein will be speaking on various topics at the American Bar Association's national symposium on technology in labor and employment law.
Jenny will be presenting "Practical Trial Skills Panel: Trial Graphics." A trial lawyer is, first and foremost, a storyteller who must find an effective and engaging way to convey his or her message to a trier of fact. This panel will explore how visual aids, specifically graphics and multimedia, can enhance an advocate’s ability to do this and win cases. The panel will present a variety of examples of trial graphics and illustrate what works, what does not, and why. They also will explore the ways in which graphics and multimedia can be used at different stages of a trial or hearing, and how one might present graphics differently depending on whether the matter is being tried in front of a jury, judge or arbitrator. Practitioners from both sides of the “v” will discuss how they might present the same set of facts in varying ways through the use of visuals such as timelines, players charts, interactive charts, and more. Judge Panter will weigh in on what he thinks is effective and not both in front of a judge and jury, and why.
Jake will be presenting "The New/Old Technology Jurisprudence at the National Labor Relations Board." During the time of the Obama Administration, the NLRB issued a host of decisions that expanded the Board's existing precedents on handbooks, surveillance, recognition and workplace communications to expressly include email and social media. During the Trump Board's short tenure, it has already moved decisively, not only to limit these technology-oriented precedents but to transform the Board's underlying jurisprudence. This panel will discuss the implications of the Trump Board's recent technology-oriented decisions for the NLRA and the American workplace and consider what lies ahead.