11/22/2017: Tamara Goorevitz Covers Shramm v. Foster Case at 50th Transportation Law Institute

On November 10, 2017, Franklin & Prokopik principal, Tamara Goorevitz spoke in Norfolk, Va. at the 50th Transportation Law Institute (TLI). Tamara has worked extensively in trucking and transportation law, including liability defense and insurance coverage actions.  Tamara’s panel was titled “ The Jubilee Panel! Half-Century Game Changers that Rocked the Transpo World! And How They Impact Our Practices Today,” which explained the top 10 transportation-related, regulatory, statutory and case law developments that have shaped our transportation and logistics practices over the last 50 years. Specifically, Tamara covered the topic of Schramm v. Foster: The Decision that Ushered in the Era of Broker Liability. This case found that shippers may be liable for negligence when hiring truckers.

The TLI program includes an innovative and forward-looking curriculum designed to keep attendees abreast of the latest developments and to prepare for future challenges as transportation attorneys. Encompassing material of interest for attorneys specializing in every mode of transportation, the program covered cargo and casualty, litigation and corporate practice, and, ethics.  The Transportation Law Institute is hosted by the Transportation Lawyers Association who works with transportation attorneys to educate them on legal changes affecting the transportation community. For more information, visit https://translaw.org/Pages/default.aspx.

11/10/17: Imoh Akpan Co-chairs UB’s Fanny Angelos Program Gala

F&P was proud to sponsor and attend last night’s Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence 4th Annual Gala.  The event is co-chaired by F&P principal Imoh Akpan.

Each November, the gala is held in an opulent setting at the Belvedere Hotel and features dinner, drinks, and wonderful speakers from throughout Maryland’s legal community.  This year, speakers included Kurt Schmoke, president, University of Baltimore, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Kai Jackson, Anchor for Fox 45 News.  The event is a celebration of the unique, history-making program, which won the American Bar Association’s 2017 Diversity Leadership Award.

The Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence is the result of a unique collaboration between the University of Baltimore School of Law and Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Morgan State, Coppin State, Bowie State, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore). The Program helps prepare top undergraduate students both to enter law school and to excel once they are admitted. The Program, one of the most successful of its kind in the nation, has helped over 90 students gain admission to Law School.

11/3/2017: Sarah Lemmert to Speak at Upcoming NBI HR Law Seminar

Associate attorney Sarah S. Lemmert will be speaking at the National Business Institute’s “Human Resource Law from A to Z” seminar on November 14-15.  The seminar will take place at the the Holiday Inn in Timonium, MD, and Sarah will be speaking on both “Workers’ Compensation Basics” and “Marijuana and Opioid Use in the Workplace.”

The NBI HR Law seminar is an extensive two-day course that covers all of the hot-button issues that every HR professional should know, not only to avoid lawsuits, but to ensure that all employees are happy and productive.  Experienced faculty will show attendees how to handle such issues as employee leaves, problem behaviors in the workplace, and what essential information should be included in employee handbooks.  For more information, visit https://www.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/77194ER.

NBI holds live, in-person seminars in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and has one of the largest and most diverse catalogs of legal courses, taught by experienced practitioners from local areas with state-specific content and resources.  They serve professionals in the legal industry as well as business, banking, insurance, accounting, human resources, real estate, education and government.