99 Bottles of Beer in the Law: Legal Issues Related to Alcohol Management
About this Program
If a man walks out of a bar and instigates a car crash, who is liable? Under dram shop laws, the bar may be held responsible. Attorneys Gil Fried and Carla Varriale describe the legal issues pertaining to alcohol management by examining the potential liability of both large and small establishments. Mr. Fried and Ms. Varriale pay special attention to training as an effective method of managing risk. Other potential strategies and techniques to reduce liability are presented, including successful policies employed by universities and sporting institutions.
I. Key Facts and Dram Shop Laws
II. Duties of the Drinker, Seller, Purchaser, and Employer
III. Defining “Visibly Intoxicated”
IV. Risk Management
V. Policies and Solutions
VI. Related Issues
January 20, 2010
Easy to listen to them
Interesting discussion about a very controversial topic.
I loved the topic. Very interesting and love the relationship the topic had to sporting events
Helpful as I am engaged in the legal aspects of the beverage industry.
2 experienced pros
The speakers were excellent. Many useful tips.
Very interesting and insightful.
Much more interesting than I had anticipated.
I thought the topic was interesting.
Excellent presentation, highly informative, provides a clear insight into a very complex area of the law
Professor Fried's comments and illustrations about lawsuits in which he appeared as defense attorney were very illuminating.
Speakers were knowledgeable and interesting. Easy to listen to.
This is the best CLE course format I have had in all my years of having to do CLE courses. Since I have been doing them since they were required in NY, that is a compliment.
Proactive approach to limiting liability of alcohol service providers - learned from and enjoyed the presentatio.
Excellent grasp of subject matter
i'd like to see more alcohol law related seminars.
One of those subjects that I would not practice but wanted to know for myself
The information was well selected and presented. Very organized and informative. The speakers were focused and to the point, and had a good rapport.
Well done, Cheers!
Interesting subject matter.
I thought this was very informative. Excellent CLE providing the audience a broad treatment of alcohol service at a variety of different venues.
Interesting course and well done.
Very interesting subject.
Very interesting. Makes me want to set up a consulting firm for taverns.
I enjoyed this seminar.
Excellent format. As a dram shop attorney I came away with several new perspectives. Well done.
Good conversation between the two speakers also addressed the subject well
great very informative but a little too concentrated on one case "Verni" but very practical
An excellent subject and outstanding presentation.
not specific enough
Highly informative, and well presented. Excellent program.
Best seminar so far!
The VERY most engaging speaker.
Informative and entertaining.
Good discussion of many of the issues relating to alcohol.
very knowedgeable speakers, interesting subject matter
panel discussion between 2 experts in the field covering: 1) the letter of the law 2) preventing situations leading to injury and liability
This was very interesting and practical information
Good general information but not state specific.
very informative as I have a dram-shop casr working right now...
Subject matter pertinent to my practice. Speakers kept my interest.
Enjoyed the topic and presentation
Good overview of the basic issues.
Very informative. Now I know why my beer is poured from a bottle to a cup at a sporting event.
Excellent presentation. A must for anyone involved in a dram shop act case.
There were no written materials. However you keep asking for an evaluation so I ranked it lowest since it was nonexistent.
the format of conversation between thespeakrs was better than lecturing; would like more of this
The speakers did a good job of covering both the legal and practical aspects of the topic.
Very interesting topic
This is information every lawyer should be familiar with.
Not my area of practice, but more intricate than I would have thought.
overall, very good presentation
This was a very interesting course. I enjoyed the topic, even though it is not an area that I practice in. Thanks for the interesing hour.
Interesting subject matter with good pointers.
It was really good, but more discussion on companies hosting events where alcohol is served (rather than the strong focus on sporting venues) would have been more applicable to my practice.
The speakers were a good combination of engaging and informative. The written materials were particularly helpful in this case.
I really enjoyed the back and forth manner the speakers used. It was more interesting than just a straight on lecture - it seemed more like a discussion of the issues.
Glad I did this one.
intersting subject matter
I liked the fact that the speakers interacted with each other rather than simply reading the presentation.
This course presents alcohol related legal issues clearly and succintly. It is easy to follow and has real life ramifications for everyone taking it.
The man was exceptional in the scope of his knowledge. Good program.
A good area of the law for me to be knowledgable as I am attorney for a large Country club. thank you
Great presentation. I enjoyed it.
they made the subject interesting and accessible.
Clear written materials and relevant examples.
Informative especially on Dramshop laws.
enjoyable and straightforward course
Good interplay between the two speakers.
VERY INFORMATIVE. A WINNER.
Interesting and informative
Very interesting topic.
very well done
This course was fascinating. The statistics are highly relevant to related litigation. Thank you.
It gave me a lot of ideas to think about in this area when being involved with a case.
Great information and presented very well.
Great insights into this area of the law. Very well done.
Good overview of the area of the law.
The round-table format is a nice change of pace from other videos.
Excellent cutting edge information
Liked the round table format. Well done.
Very interesting presentation on a timely and relevant issue. Well presented by two obviously knowledgable and experienced attorneys.
I thought Gil was excellent; very knowledgeable and a good teacher.
Very informative and an interesting presentation.
Very timely & useful; well-anchored in practical pointers, and probable examples.
Substance abuse is a common problem among lawyers. This is a good course to raise awareness of the problem.
Very informative and interesting. Really enjoyed the speakers
It was interesting to hear about the issues with serving alcohol at sporting venues.
Excellent material and presentation.
Very informative, useful information regarding dram shop laws, sporting events and emerging alcohol litigation.
Very enjoyable and interesting program. An informal "round table" type of format was used by these two presenters. It flowed easily and worked well. Good general overview of alcohol related legal issues.
Great course with pertinent information. Enjoyed the tips for examination of witnesses.
Intriguing subject matter which included some colorful case examples.
Great speakers. Thoughtful and informative substance and presentation.
Interesting look at the law relating to alcohol-related liability.
Informative and entertaining speakers who worked well together.
Great presentation. Full of substantive information - from beginning to end.
Broad areas of discussion outside usual dram shop issues re bars and taverns was interesting, as was risk management techniques and considerations for large venues
Straightforward and covers a lot of bases from all sides of the issue.
Interesting topic, I enjoyed this CLE, as far as CLEs go.
Good presentation on an area of the law that I do not know too much about. I liked the give and take between the speakers.
They were fantastic speakers! I l;earned quite a bit.
Excellent combination of presenters in stlye, voice and pitch. They were the best that I have heard for your courses. Frank Filipowski
Good discussion on ancillary issues such as tailgating, BYOB
Very interesting course!
A very well paced primer on this subject matter.
Very interested and very scarey.
I thought the information regarding the "training" programs out there was very helpful. Further the new "technology" is something I will look into. The over all figures that were brought out shocked me.
Very good course
Very interesting topic. Something you could discuss while having a drink at the bar. Always good to have a general working knowledge of this type of law in your every day practice. Found the discussion on dram shop liability interesting as this was the subject of a legal writing assignment back in law school.
love the format
very interesting and useful presentation
Good seminar and presentation by both of the speakers.
I like the 2 person presentation.
Nice to have two instructors talking with each other
The speakers adequately covered the various and complex legal issues that arise from serving and/or selling alcohol to individuals in a vast variety of venues.
The speakers obviously know the subject matter very well and did a great job presenting the information.
Very informative, information needed by many people and not just attorneys.
Excellent program. Very interesting. Good speakers.
Very interesting topic, great presentation. I would highly recommend this seminar.
This is a really good program. It was extremely helpful to me.
Best team teaching I have seen!
enjoyed presenters format
Good program. Interesting overview of this topic.
Liability resulting from alcohol usage is an area that the Public should be made aware of.
Very good speakers - interesting topic. Not really directly related to my career, but still kept my attention.
Good, practical advice regarding training staff.
excellent, very cogent
I liked that there was more than one speaker and they were almost having a discussion about the topic
I liked all the different angles and the different issues that come under the umbrella of Liquor Liability.
I really liked the team teaching, asking questions back and forth.
Fantastic speaker and session.
Very informative and enjoyable presentation. Speakers gave good examples to reinforce their points.
interesting and informative
It is a very interesting and informative program and well presented. I will certainly recommend Lawline.com to my colleagues.
interview format is good
A well done presentation. The format also kept me engaged.
This was very informative.
I found it interesting that the dram shop presentation went beyond bars and restaurants and addressed sporting venues and college tailgating. Very useful information. Enjoyed it!
It keeps your attention - not really my area of practice
Great presentation on difficulties and possible solutions
Informative about liability in different scenarios involving the sale of alcohol.
Professor was very good, diliberate, easy to follow.
Wow- very impressed with Lawline! Excellent program.
Interesting and comprehensive
Good basic outline on alcohol related legal issues, dram shop laws, good policies for lawyers to consider when drafting related contracts and implementing business strategies. These two presenters work very well together.
Very interesting topic. Instructors were very clear.
It was great that the two instructors were complimenting each other.