Learning in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

October 12-19, 2024
8 CLE Hours (3 Ethics)
Journey to a world of captivating beauty!
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WHERE:

H10 Duque de Loule
Av. Duque de Loulé 81 83, 1050-088 Lisboa, Portugal
5 miles from the airport

WHEN:

October 12-19, 2024
CLEs take place on Mon & Friday

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 12, 2024

ARRIVAL

Transportation from airport to hotel provided

Upon your arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, take some time to relax and explore at your own pace. Stroll through the charming streets and ask locals for directions to the finest seafood restaurants or a quaint café for traditional Portuguese pastries. Hotel check-in time is 4 pm

7:00 p.m.

Informal meet and greet at the hotel

Join us and your fellow travelers for a one-hour exclusive welcome reception in Lisbon. It’s a wonderful opportunity to mingle, share your initial thoughts about this enchanting city, and create lasting connections. Each guest will be treated to a complimentary beverage along with a selection of delicious snacks.

Sunday, October 13, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lisbon - City Sights Tour

During your stay in Lisbon, you’ll begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before meeting your guide for an immersive tour of this captivating city, renowned as the Seven Hills City. Your exploration will take you through several iconic landmarks, including a panoramic view of the verdant Edward VII Park, the bustling Liberty Avenue, and the historic Rossio Square. A highlight of your journey is a stroll through the medieval Alfama quarter, where the narrow streets and Moorish influences paint a vivid picture of Lisbon’s rich history, culminating with a view of the majestic St. George’s Castle. As you meander through the city, you’ll pass by the ancient Cathedral, dating back to the 12th Century, and the expansive Blackhorse Square, a gateway to the Tagus River. The tour also features the historic Belem quarter, a testament to Portugal’s maritime glory, where you’ll learn about the Jeronimos Monastery and the Tower of Belem, both 16th-century architectural marvels and World Heritage sites. This enlightening journey through Lisbon’s most historic quarters concludes with a return to your hotel, leaving you enriched with the city’s grandeur and heritage.

4:00 p.m.

Panoramic Lisbon by Night + Dinner and Fado show

Enjoy an unforgettable evening with the beauty and the lights of Lisbon and its main monuments. On this shared tour, discover a panoramic view of the major sights in Lisbon including the famous Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower. Later, enjoy dinner at an authentic restaurant with a Fado and folk dance performance. Fado is the music genre that cannot be explained, but can best be experienced through its nostalgic sounds and must be heard in silence.

Monday, October 14, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

How Portuguese Law Has Traveled the World

Presenter to be announced soon!

Delve into the profound impact of Portuguese jurisprudence on its colonial territories. From Brazil to Angola, this presentation uncovers how Portuguese legal systems shaped colonial governance, influenced by Roman law and local customs. By examining case studies and historical documents, attendees will gain insight into the enduring legacy of Portugal’s legal influence on its former colonies.

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Break

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Portugal’s Liberal Policies on Drugs, Workers, and Sentencing

Presenter to be announced soon!

Portugal has adopted groundbreaking reforms in drug decriminalization, labor rights, and sentencing guidelines. This presentation explores the innovative approach to drug policy, which emphasizes harm reduction and rehabilitation over punishment. Additionally, it examines the nation’s efforts to enhance workers’ rights, including its recently passed law on the “Right to Disconnect.” We’ll also hear about the country’s radical implementation of sentencing practices, being the first country to abolish life sentences.

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Mediation Fundamentals

Presenter to be announced soon!

We’ll cover mediation fundamentals and how to mediate effectively live or online. This presentation will walk through the step-by-step process from pre-mediation preparation to reaching agreements, addressing ethical concerns and obstacles to avoid that could interfere with the integrity of the mediation process.

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Skills for Handling High-Conflict Litigants & Opposing Counsel at Trial

Presenter to be announced soon!

Discover the 5 Personality Types and Trial Behaviors in this seminar. Gain insights into managing unpredictable situations involving high-conflict litigants, reducing stress, and minimizing the risk of Bar complaints or lawsuits with a deeper understanding of their behaviors.

Lunch and afternoon at leisure.

Tuesday, October 15, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Full-day Excursion to Sintra and Cascais

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a guided full-day tour to some of Portugal’s most famous sites, including the Pena Palace in Sintra, the cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the seaside town of Cascais. In Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its Romanticist architecture and royal palaces, explore the grand Pena Palace with its fairy-tale aesthetics and lush gardens. Enjoy some free time in the heart of Sintra, getting recommendations for sightseeing and dining from your guide.

Next, visit Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point, for stunning ocean views, and possibly stop at the popular Guincho Beach. Conclude your tour in Cascais, a chic resort town on the Portuguese Riviera, where you can wander through the city center, visit the marina, and see local craftsmen in a restored fort. The day ends with a scenic drive back to Lisbon and your hotel.

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

All Day

Enjoy a free day for independent activities

Optional tours will be offered after registration.

Spending a day independently in Lisbon offers a chance to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and picturesque landscapes at your own pace. Start your day with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel or at one of Lisbon’s many pastelarias, savoring a pastel de nata (custard tart) alongside a bica (espresso). Then, explore the historic Alfama district, where narrow streets lead you past colorful buildings, quaint shops, and Fado houses. Take a ride on the iconic Tram 28 for panoramic views of the city.

For art enthusiasts, the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian houses an impressive collection of ancient and modern art.  For a taste of local life, visit the bustling Time Out Market, where you can sample a variety of Portuguese dishes and seafood.

Spend your afternoon strolling through the picturesque streets of Chiado and Bairro Alto, browsing independent boutiques and stopping for a coffee or glass of vinho verde in a sunny square. As the day winds down, head to the Miradouro de Santa Catarina or the Park of the Nations for stunning sunset views over the Tagus River.

Whether you’re interested in history, food, art, or just soaking up the atmosphere, Lisbon offers endless possibilities for an enjoyable day spent exploring independently.

Thursday, October 17, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lisbon - Arrabida Wine Tour with Lunch

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a scenic journey across the 17 km long Ponte Vasco da Gama, offering stunning views of the Tagus river bay. Your first destination is the Castle of Palmela, where you can capture breathtaking panoramic photos from the castle tower. The tour then takes you through the Arrabida wine region, dotted with vineyards, cork, and olive trees, leading to a family-owned vineyard in Arrábida park for a relaxing wine tasting session.

Experience one of Portugal’s most picturesque drives, reaching the 500m peak of the Arrábida Natural Park for spectacular Atlantic Ocean views and a glimpse of Portinho da Arrábida beach. Afterward, enjoy lunch in the charming fishing village of Sesimbra, with time to unwind on the beach. The tour includes two more wine tastings at a historic wine cellar in Azeitão, dating back to the early 1800s. Conclude your day with a visit to Cristo Rei for impressive views over Lisbon and the river Tejo, before returning to the city via the 25th of April Bridge. Lunch included.

Friday, October 18, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Addressing Attorney Substance Abuse in Legal Practice (1 Ethics)

Presenter to be announced soon!

Embark on a timely exploration of the often-neglected realm of legal ethics concerning attorney substance abuse, with a focus on alcohol. Uncover the responses of State Bars to this pressing issue, shedding light on the imperative need for discussions and solutions in the legal community.

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Break

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Personality Disorders and the Legal System (1 Ethics)

Paula J. Yost, Managing Attorney & Licensed Professional Counselor

Personality disorders stem from childhood trauma. What does this mean for our clients who are married to the disordered, raising children with them, or have one themselves? What does this mean for you as a legal professional? How can you help protect your clients and yourself? How can you be a helpful part of this situation? This presentation will explore different types of psychopathology, its origins, the Karpman Drama Triangle, and will leave you with helpful strategies and tips when you find this person in your profession.

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Client and Attorney Wellness: How to Take Care of You and Your Client (1 Ethics)

Paula J. Yost, Managing Attorney & Licensed Professional Counselor

This presentation will explore fun facts about neuroscience, the parasympathetic nervous system, and overall function of the brain as a critical element of our health. We’ll learn about therapy, why it works, how it works, and how to recognize when it’s needed. We’ll also spend real time discussing how to raise that need with clients.

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Social Media’s Impact on US Trademark Law

Paula J. Yost, Managing Attorney & Licensed Professional Counselor

Learn how social media’s introduction into American Trademark Law “changed everything.” Our expert will discuss the value of a Trademark for each of your clients’ businesses, and provide a primer for attorneys with clients who import goods or offer services in the US. Then, we’ll walk through the many applications of Trademark Law to social media, and the evolving relevant rights, opportunities, and liability.

Saturday, October 19, 2024

DEPARTURE

Transportation to airport provided.

After breakfast you will find your transportation van ready to take you to the airport.

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H10 Duque de Loule

Set in a historic building in the city centre, the H10 Duque de Loulé is a four-star superior Boutique Hotel that fuses traditional Portuguese décor with a modern and elegant touch. It offers comfortable rooms, the Azul e Branco Restaurant, two meeting rooms and the Limão Rooftop Bar with spectacular views of Lisbon and the Tagus Estuary. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. There is also a coffee machine. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include a safety deposit box and bed linen. At H10 Duque de Loule you will find a 24-hour front desk, a terrace and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a ticket service and a tour desk. The hotel is 500 metres from Liberty Avenue, 1.3 km from Amoreiras and 1.6 km from Rossio. Lisbon Portela Airport is 5 km away.

Lisbon, Portugal

LOCAL EXCURSIONS

Visit the area at your leisure.

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CLE PACKAGES

Join us in Lisbon for a CLE adventure.

Single Room (1)

Price per traveler


$6,500

$3,000 deposit today†

7 nights in a 4-star hotel

Round-trip airport/hotel transport

All tours:
Lisbon - City Sights Tour
Lisbon by Night + Dinner & Fado
Full-day to Sintra and Cascais
Arrabida Wine Tour with Lunch

CLE Sessions

Meals:
1-Reception | 7-Breakfasts | 1-Lunch | 1-Dinner

Double Room (2)

Price per traveler


$5,500/pp

$2,500 pp deposit today†

7 nights in a 4-star hotel

Round-trip airport/hotel transport

All tours:
Lisbon - City Sights Tour
Lisbon by Night + Dinner & Fado
Full-day to Sintra and Cascais
Arrabida Wine Tour with Lunch

CLE Sessions

Meals per person:
1-Reception | 7-Breakfasts | 1-Lunch | 1-Dinner


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