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.


Agenda:
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

Production Date:
January 20, 2010
 

Reviews

Ellis
Warrington, PA

Easy to listen to them

Susan
Bayside,ny 11361, NY

Interesting discussion about a very controversial topic.

Frank
Chicago, IL

broadly interesting

Christopher
West Roxbury, MA

I loved the topic. Very interesting and love the relationship the topic had to sporting events

William
Austin, TX

Helpful as I am engaged in the legal aspects of the beverage industry.

Alan
White Plains,

2 experienced pros

John
New York, NY

Very informative

Jeffrey
Severn, MD

Good deal!

Hilary
Abingdon, VA

The speakers were excellent. Many useful tips.

Dennis
Plano, TX

Very interesting and insightful.

Andrew Chad
Nashville, TN

Good

Charles
Albany, NY

Much more interesting than I had anticipated.

Stacy
Chicago, IL

I thought the topic was interesting.

William
Arlington, TX

Excellent presentation, highly informative, provides a clear insight into a very complex area of the law

Luis
Houston, TX

Professor Fried's comments and illustrations about lawsuits in which he appeared as defense attorney were very illuminating.

Diann
Murphysboro, IL

Speakers were knowledgeable and interesting. Easy to listen to.

Jeremy
New York, NY

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.

Gwenn
Albany, NY

Proactive approach to limiting liability of alcohol service providers - learned from and enjoyed the presentatio.

Douglas
Albany, NY

Excellent grasp of subject matter

Sarah
Alexandria, VA

i'd like to see more alcohol law related seminars.

Michael
New York, NY

One of those subjects that I would not practice but wanted to know for myself

Eric
Chicago, IL

good program

Carole
New York, NY

The information was well selected and presented. Very organized and informative. The speakers were focused and to the point, and had a good rapport.

JAMES
Chicago, IL

Well done, Cheers!

Brian
Aurora, IL

Fun topic!

Neil
New York, NY

Interesting subject matter.

Brian
Hoboken, NJ

I thought this was very informative. Excellent CLE providing the audience a broad treatment of alcohol service at a variety of different venues.

Gary
Phoenix, AZ

Interesting course and well done.

bet
Gainesville, VA

Very interesting subject.

William
Chicago, IL

Very interesting. Makes me want to set up a consulting firm for taverns.

Thomas
Springfield, IL

I enjoyed this seminar.

Lana
Napervile, IL

Very interesting

James
Roselle, IL

Excellent format. As a dram shop attorney I came away with several new perspectives. Well done.

jeffrey
White Plains, NY

Good conversation between the two speakers also addressed the subject well

Edward
Hanover, NH

great very informative but a little too concentrated on one case "Verni" but very practical

Russell
Norfolk, VA

An excellent subject and outstanding presentation.

Robert
Rye Brook, NY

not specific enough

kenneth
Bronx, NY

Highly informative, and well presented. Excellent program.

Christine R.
Hackensack, NJ

Best seminar so far!

Tracey
Philadelphia, PA

The VERY most engaging speaker.

Donald
Bradenton, FL

Good presentation

Jeffrey
New York, NY

Informative and entertaining.

Pamela
Rochester, NY

Good discussion of many of the issues relating to alcohol.

joseph
Brooklyn, NY

very knowedgeable speakers, interesting subject matter

Donald
Princeton, NJ

panel discussion between 2 experts in the field covering: 1) the letter of the law 2) preventing situations leading to injury and liability

Anupama
Richmond, VA

This was very interesting and practical information

Amie
Amarillo, TX

Good general information but not state specific.

Mark
Carrollton, TX

very informative as I have a dram-shop casr working right now...

James
Chicago, IL

Subject matter pertinent to my practice. Speakers kept my interest.

Eric
Earlysville, VA

very good

Paul
Bayville, NY

Enjoyed the topic and presentation

Zachary
Vienna, VA

Good overview of the basic issues.

Frank
San Antonio, TX

Very informative. Now I know why my beer is poured from a bottle to a cup at a sporting event.

Norajean
Greenlawn, NY

Interesting presentation.

Benjamin
New York, NY

Excellent presentation. A must for anyone involved in a dram shop act case.

John
Smithtown, NY

There were no written materials. However you keep asking for an evaluation so I ranked it lowest since it was nonexistent.

Ron
Painted Post, NY

the format of conversation between thespeakrs was better than lecturing; would like more of this

Sarah
Topeka, KS

The speakers did a good job of covering both the legal and practical aspects of the topic.

Donald
Winston-salem, NC

Very interesting topic

Charles
San Antonio, TX

This is information every lawyer should be familiar with.

Michael
Melville, NY

Not my area of practice, but more intricate than I would have thought.

diane
New York, NY

overall, very good presentation

Diane
Front Royal, VA

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.

Dennis
Arlington Heights, IL

Interesting subject matter with good pointers.

Robin
Round Hill, VA

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.

Jennifer
La Grange, IL

The speakers were a good combination of engaging and informative. The written materials were particularly helpful in this case.

Robin
Washington, DC

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.

Christian
Alexandria, VA

Glad I did this one.

Wallace
Long Beach, CA

intersting subject matter

Charles
D.c., DC

I liked the fact that the speakers interacted with each other rather than simply reading the presentation.

Curtis
The Woodlands, TX

great

Louis
Washington, DC

This course presents alcohol related legal issues clearly and succintly. It is easy to follow and has real life ramifications for everyone taking it.

Lesley
East Rockaway, NY

Excellent presentation.

Jackson
Abingdon, VA

The man was exceptional in the scope of his knowledge. Good program.

Joseph
Fairfax, VA

Interesting material!

Gerald L.
Arlington, VA

A good area of the law for me to be knowledgable as I am attorney for a large Country club. thank you

Toni
Annandale, VA

very fun

Jaime
Greensboro, NC

Great presentation. I enjoyed it.

Rhonda
East Hampton, NY

they made the subject interesting and accessible.

Paul
New York, NY

good overview...

Penny
Nashville, TN

Good job!

Jeffrey
Hinsdale, IL

Clear written materials and relevant examples.

Patrick
Sacramento, CA

Informative especially on Dramshop laws.

john
Memphis, TN

enjoyable and straightforward course

William
Paso Robles,

good information

Craig

Good interplay between the two speakers.

Genevieve
Massapequa, NY

VERY INFORMATIVE. A WINNER.

Dan
Roseville, CA

Interesting and informative

Linda
Brentwood, TN

Very interesting topic.

michael
Chattanooga, TN

very well done

Katherine
Los Angeles, CA

This course was fascinating. The statistics are highly relevant to related litigation. Thank you.

Robert
Los Angeles, CA

It gave me a lot of ideas to think about in this area when being involved with a case.

Raymond
Anaheim, CA

Great information and presented very well.

Emil
San Diego, CA

Great insights into this area of the law. Very well done.

James
Chicago, IL

Good overview of the area of the law.

Wesley
San Francisco, CA

The round-table format is a nice change of pace from other videos.

Charles
Clayton, TX

Excellent cutting edge information

Larry
Portsmouth, VA

Liked the round table format. Well done.

Charles
Fountain Valley, CA

Very interesting presentation on a timely and relevant issue. Well presented by two obviously knowledgable and experienced attorneys.

Ronald
Glenview, IL

I thought Gil was excellent; very knowledgeable and a good teacher.

Ronald
Downers Grove, IL

Very informative and an interesting presentation.

James
Washington, DC

Very timely & useful; well-anchored in practical pointers, and probable examples.

Cilya
Houston, TX

enjoyable!

Faber
Navasota, TX

Substance abuse is a common problem among lawyers. This is a good course to raise awareness of the problem.

Irene
Lewisville, TX

Very informative and interesting. Really enjoyed the speakers

Joseph
Harrisburg, PA

Very Good

Paul
Rochester, NY

It was interesting to hear about the issues with serving alcohol at sporting venues.

Donald
Champaign, IL

Excellent material and presentation.

Zachary
Charlotte, NC

Very informative, useful information regarding dram shop laws, sporting events and emerging alcohol litigation.

Opal
Rochester, NY

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.

Karen
Wilmette, IL

Great course with pertinent information. Enjoyed the tips for examination of witnesses.

Carol
Evanston, IL

Great presentation!!

Stephen F.
Niles, IL

Intriguing subject matter which included some colorful case examples.

James
Lake Bluff, IL

Great speakers. Thoughtful and informative substance and presentation.

Karen
Virginia Beach, VA

Interesting look at the law relating to alcohol-related liability.

Janet
Chicago, IL

Informative and entertaining speakers who worked well together.

Marcia
New York, NY

Great presentation. Full of substantive information - from beginning to end.

James
Southhold, NY

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

Otto
Little Neck,

interesting materials

Jason
North Chesterfield, VA

Straightforward and covers a lot of bases from all sides of the issue.

Jeremy
Charlottesville, VA

Interesting topic, I enjoyed this CLE, as far as CLEs go.

Linda
Collinsville, CT

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.

Karen
Livermore, CA

They were fantastic speakers! I l;earned quite a bit.

John Q
Bridgewater, VA

very good

Francis
Rye Brook, NY

Excellent combination of presenters in stlye, voice and pitch. They were the best that I have heard for your courses. Frank Filipowski

Edward
Medina, NY

Good discussion on ancillary issues such as tailgating, BYOB

Mark
Golden, CO

very interesting.

Jeanne
Newport News, VA

great speakers

Neil
Falls Church, VA

Very interesting course!

james
Woodlands, TX

A very well paced primer on this subject matter.

Ann Michelle
Lisle, IL

Very interested and very scarey.

Malcolm
Spring, TX

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.

Kwame
Herndon, VA

Very good course

William
East Brunswick, NJ

good

Michael
Westerville, OH

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.

Anita
Bethesda, MD

Very interesting!

Don
Houston, TX

love the format

Adina
Tucker, GA

very interesting and useful presentation

Paula
Alhambra, CA

Good seminar and presentation by both of the speakers.

Mark
Naperville, IL

I like the 2 person presentation.

Peter
Florham Park, NJ

Nice to have two instructors talking with each other

Eneida
Brooklyn, NY

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.

Tonye
Denver, CO

Great Presentation

Hannah
Boston, MA

The speakers obviously know the subject matter very well and did a great job presenting the information.

Kimberley
Wilson, NC

Very informative, information needed by many people and not just attorneys.

Wendi
Georgetown, TX

Very informative

Jill
Morristown, TN

Very interesting!

Wendy
New Rochelle, NY

Excellent program. Very interesting. Good speakers.

Victor
Dallas, TX

Good information

Ann
Pittsfield, MA

Very interesting topic, great presentation. I would highly recommend this seminar.

Julie
Irving, TX

This is a really good program. It was extremely helpful to me.

Mamie
Ft. Worth, TX

Best team teaching I have seen!

David
Matawan, NJ

enjoyed presenters format

Anne
Longmont, CO

Good program. Interesting overview of this topic.

Mark
Forest Hills, NY

Liability resulting from alcohol usage is an area that the Public should be made aware of.

Sue
Alexandria, VA

very interesting

Jill
Rochester, NY

Very good.

Joseph
Philadelphia, PA

Great

Andrew
Brooklyn, NY

thanks

Jerry
Shippensburg, PA

Very good speakers - interesting topic. Not really directly related to my career, but still kept my attention.

John
Kingston, NY

Good, practical advice regarding training staff.

Roger
Audubon, NJ

excellent, very cogent

Carol
Staten Island, NY

I liked that there was more than one speaker and they were almost having a discussion about the topic

Brenda
Huntington , NY

I liked all the different angles and the different issues that come under the umbrella of Liquor Liability.

Franklin
Brooklyn, NY

excellent, informative

Clifton
Dublin, GA

Good content

Jill
Bronx, NY

I really liked the team teaching, asking questions back and forth.

Gerald
Mount Morris, NY

good program

Pamela
Silver Spring, MD

Great overview.

James
Rochester, NY

Fantastic speaker and session.

Roberta
Chicago Heights, IL

Very informative and enjoyable presentation. Speakers gave good examples to reinforce their points.

Neil
Cross River , NY

interesting and informative

Louis
Howard Beach, NY

It is a very interesting and informative program and well presented. I will certainly recommend Lawline.com to my colleagues.

Mark
Fort Covington, NY

Informative

Brian
Mamaroneck, NY

interview format is good

JOHN
Rio Grande City, TX

Interesting

james
Jersey City, NJ

A well done presentation. The format also kept me engaged.

Lorenzo
Chicago, IL

This was very informative.

Julie
Chicago, IL

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!

Eric
Chicago, IL

It keeps your attention - not really my area of practice

Jenny
Itasca, IL

Interesting

Kathy
Palos Heights, IL

Great presentation on difficulties and possible solutions

Michael
Itasca, IL

Just Great!!

Ronald
Pflugerville, TX

Informative about liability in different scenarios involving the sale of alcohol.

Marcus
Port Neches, TX

very good

Kelly
Chicago, IL

Professor was very good, diliberate, easy to follow.

Lauren A.
Chicago, IL

Wow- very impressed with Lawline! Excellent program.

Charles
Wheaton, IL

Interesting and comprehensive

Nicolle
Helper,

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.

Lou Ann
San Francisco, CA

Very interesting topic. Instructors were very clear.

Mindy
Brookyn, NY

Good class.

Rating

Production Date

January 20, 2010

Credits

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