|Faculty:||Paul Kerson, Joseph Yamaner|
|Production Date:||March 22, 2011|
|Practice Areas:||International Law|
This CLE prorgam covers a story of hope, faith, courage, struggle, teamwork, law, politics, history, government and war. This unforgettable tale recounts how attorneys Paul Kerson, Joseph Yamaner, and their colleagues were able to fulfill their client’s dying wish to recover assets stolen from his family’s corporate empire in 1935 by the Nazis. The epic journey began in a local state court, inspired 56 similar cases in the United States, and caused the U.S. Treasury Department to step in to settle all Holocaust claims in the entire world with a $5 billion fund assembled from dozens of major German banks and corporations. The narrative involves most of the subjects of a standard American law school curriculum – trusts and estates, criminal law, civil procedure, constitutional law, international law, torts, contracts, property, administrative law, evidence, corporations, and commercial law. Don't miss this truly riveting CLE program that you will never forget!
I. Background Story
II. Lawsuit against Dresdner Bank in Queens Supreme Court
III. Lawsuit in Germany
IV. Involvement of the U.S. Treasury Department
V. Conclusion of U.S. and German cases
VI. Questions and Answers
Anastasia (Spokane, WA)
This topic was amazing. Their dedication was inspiring. Thank you so much.
Andrew (Portland, OR)
This was a fantastic story and a terrific program. I'd recommend it strongly.
Mandy (Portland, OR)
Amazing story - thank you for providing this CLE.
Joel (Portland, OR)
Katherine (Washington, DC)
Seriously the best CLE I have ever seen.
Rigoberto (Arlington, VA)
This was an outstanding seminar.
Tamara (Charlottesville, VA)
Really interesting; a case that makes being a lawyer so rewarding.
Ankhi (Washington, DC)
Alfred (Fairfax, VA)
very well done
Cynthia (washington dc, DC)
Best CLE presentation I have heard, very interesting, well done.
Richard (Richmond, VA)
Without hyperbole, the most engaging and well presented seminar I have viewed through Lawline.com.
John (Washington DC, DC)
Phenomenal course, covering CLE subject matter as advertised while telling a riveting tale. Thanks.
Cary (Vienna, VA)
Very interesting and compelling course.
Edwin (Annandale, VA)
That was a wonderful sharing of a legal experience that, while unlikely to be reproduced in practice, nevertheless should be heard by as many in the profession as possible.
Robert (Sterling, VA)
exceptionally fascinating topic and presentation
Shana (Olympia, WA)
Thomas (Cheverly, MD)
ONE of the best, most exciting, most interesting CLE courses I have EVER experienced!. THIS should be made mandatory for every JD, in every Law School in the US.
Prudence (Fairfax, VA)
This is a most amazing story. It kept me riveted to my seat.
Jon (Annandale, VA)
Wow. This really puts things into perspective.
Joanna (Fairfax, VA)
Ditto all of the online comments: Riveting story. Stellar presentation. Would love to see more CLE's with real life cases being used as examples to illustrate the law. An epic story of perseverance, by Mr. Nacher and the lawyers. Churchill would have been proud that they never gave up.
Marthe (Alexandria, VA)
Incredible story both from a legal perspective and a human one.
Marc (Syosset, NY)
Robert (Denver, CO)
Corey (Houston, TX)
Easily the most interesting CLE I've ever watched/attended. I can't imagine the emotions you wrestled with while pursuing this case.
Lori (Austin, TX)
Great presentation on a fascinating topic. Not your run of the mill CLE.
Geoffrey (Downers Grove, IL)
Mark (Aspen, CO)
Best CLE I have ever seen. This is what being a great lawyer is about. Required viewing
Linda (Houston, TX)
WOW! Really inspiring story!
Deborah (Odessa, TX)
excellent program on a little known topic
Michael (San Antonio, TX)
the best CLE course
Christopher (Harrisonburg, VA)
Peter (Denver, CO)
An outstanding story.
Michael (Arlington, VA)
Most inherently interesting class on LawLine.
Erika (San Antonio, TX)
Best CLE yet! Fascinating story and spanned so many areas of law.
John (Newark, IL)
Simply excellent. Should be required viewing for every high school senior.
Michael (Plano, TX)
Fantastic presentation. Highly recommend.
John (galveston, TX)
Very interesting, well worth the time.
Dwayne (Seattle, WA)
David (Virginia Beach, VA)
Best CLE I've seen in 26 years as an attorney.
John (Chesapeake, VA)
john (Silver Spring, MD)
Mike (napa, CA)
very entertaining as well as informative
Natalie (Chicago, IL)
Excellent! Speakers were engaging and told a fascinating story.
James (Berwyn, IL)
This was a tremendous experience in law, politics and perserverance.
Jennifer (Chicago, IL)
Andres (Houston, TX)
Great case, great story
Kelsey (Lakewood, CO)
Best CLE I have ever had at Lawline!
Kenneth (Chicago, IL)
Best CLE I have ever viewed.
Donald (Chicago, IL)
I only wish I could give this course and the lawyers in it a much much higher rating. Here is the comment I wrote which I don't think was downloaded: Don Strayhorn: This is why I became a lawyer - I have been one since 1979 and I am soooo proud of these gentlemen and of course the courage of all those they represented -- directly and indirectly. It is a testament to both the human spirit, great people, and aspirational lawyering . . .
Ian (Houston, TX)
The best CLE I have ever listened to.
Jack V. (Niles, IL)
Marvelous case. Marvelous presentation.
bet (Gainesville, VA)
Without question, the BEST CLE I've ever done. This was absolutely riveting. And the main presenter was particularly good.
Adam (New York, NY)
Jessica (Kettering, OH)
Evan (San Angelo, TX)
I absolutely recommend this presentation. It deals with the recovery of assets stolen by the nazis before and during WW two. While I learned about those events from friends of my parents as a child, this presentation humanizes what may to younger generations seem like ancient history. Lest we forget....
Louise (Seattle, WA)
Louise (Seattle, WA)
David (Houston, TX)
David (San Antonio, TX)
Very moving. What commitment.
Deanne (Keller, TX)
Has to be the most interesting CLE program I've ever listened to. Thank you very much.
Bridget (Oakland, CA)
Best CLE ever!
Peter (Stamford, CT)
Janine (Falls Church, VA)
I assisted with the founding of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and worked on restitution issues for several years, yet this seminar went beond that. I have never before been emtionally moved by a CLE course.
Shane (Arroyo Grande, CA)
Paul (San Angelo, TX)
most compelling, inspiring CLE i have ever seen
Alexander (New York, NY)
I really enjoyed this lecture, as I was involved in the Swiss Bank reparation claims.
Irina (New York, NY)
Amazing - a real life John Grisham novel
John (El Paso, TX)
Stunning. The complexity of the basic case against the backdrop of the Holocaust, the political minefield for the U.S. government, and the ultimate agreement of the German government to a global settlement, made a fascinating tale -- too incredible to be fiction. Well done for each of the presenters. God bless them for their persistence.
Carol (Seattle, WA)
One of the best CLE presentations I have heard in over 30 years. Inspiring, candid, real. Thank you.
Terri (Seattle, WA)
Thanks for making this incredible story available.
Pablo (White Plains, NY)
Most exciting CLE on this website, fascinating stuff!!!
Nina Anne (Sausalito, CA)
Kristina (King George, VA)
Amazing program. Would strongly recommend.
Christian (Colorado Springs, CO)
This was absolutely fascinating.
Laurie (fort collins, CO)
Wow! I couldn't tear myself away...Absolutely riveting!
Alan (American Canyon, CA)
This was very interesting. More than interesting; probably unique.
Steven (Clifton, VA)
R. Scott (Austin, TX)
What a phenomenal story!
John (Snowmass Village, CO)
Bruce (Richmond, VA)
Excellent course highly recommended
Barry (Fair Oaks Ranch, TX)
one of the most interesting topics i've ever studied thank you
Emily (Pikesville, MD)
A CLE has never put me on the edge of my seat the way this one did.
Tonye (Denver, CO)
Wow!!! This held me spell bound for the entire 3hrs. What a huge inspiration!
Tali (Great Neck, NY)
Fascinating! A case that must be studies in law school!
Janet (Bloomfield, NJ)
Fascinating and inspiring!
James (Kirkland, WA)
These guys found a way to make a claim for their clients. We should all learn from that.
Gaelan (Falls Church, VA)
Great course. Wonderful presenters and very interesting subject matter - highly recommended!
Joel (Henderson, NV)
One the best seminars that I have viewed.
Raymond (Shoreline, WA)
Very fascinating study.
Kim (Portland, OR)
Eileen G (Montpelier, VT)
This is not only a first-rate CLE, it's a tribute to the dedication of local professionals in a complex situation.
tena (coulee dam, WA)
q & a was informative
Holly (Seattle, WA)
This was an absolutely fascinating CLE. The instructors were clearly dedicated to their cause, but spoke about it with humor. The legal specifics were clearly laid out. Thanks for putting this online, otherwise I never would have gotten to see it!
Barbara (Reedsburg, WI)
Most exceptional CLE I have ever attended.
Michael (Port Townsend, WA)
Gary (LaCrescent, MN)
Very well done.
Arron (Denver, CO)
Great Story and impassioned instructors
Kipp (Fruita, CO)
Wonderful and inspiring story.
Javier (Tacoma, WA)
Pamela (Tukwila, WA)
Fascinating story and a great CLE!
Dianne (Spokane, WA)
This was fantastic and such a pleasure to earn credits and world history at the same time, let alone many areas of our legal system
Eugene (Denver, CO)
This may be the best CLE program I have ever listened to.
David (Hudson, WI)
The most interesting CLE I've have ever seen.
Robert (Freeland, WA)
Very interesting material
Trina (Seattle, WA)
Jacqueline (Washington, DC)
A fine example of the power of law and the committment, passion and professionalism of lawyers who champion the law. I am proud to share my profession with the likes of these individuals.
Daniel (Tokyo, IT)
Best CLE I have taken
Natalie (Bellevue, WA)
Blew away my expectations. Everyone should listen to this story.
Abraham (Spokane, WA)
This was one of the most moving seminars and amazing stories I've ever heard.
Lex (Portland, OR)
Amazing CLE. I probably learned more law in this CLE than I did in 3 years of law school.
Denise (Seattle, WA)
Douglas (CENTREVILLE, VA)
Exceptional story. Reminds me of why I went to law school.
John (Salem, OR)
My favorite. An incredible story of determination.
Shawn (Fort Leavenworth, KS)
One of the best CLEs I've ever watched.
John (Vancouver, WA)
incredible story and very engaging speakers
M. Henry (Redmond, WA)
Michael (Nashville, TN)
This is the most by far the best CLE class I have ever taken in over 25 years of CLE classes. The story should be made into a movie.
Erica (Seattle, WA)
Mia (Seattle, WA)
Remarkable character and presentation. Thank you.
Risa (Dallas, TX)
Most interesting CLE ever
Mark (Plano, TX)
Carmen (Bellevue, WA)
Jeffrey (Portland, OR)
Richard S. (Houston, TX)
A truly fascinating tale. The best CLE presentation I have seen.
Kathryn (Chicago, IL)
Love love loved the topic! Very original and fascinating! Would 100 percent recommend it possibly even to people that werent lawyers and didnt need CLEs!
Christopher (Denver, CO)
Sophia (Boston, MA)
Brian (Richmond, VA)
This program, though told mostly as a story, really hit the high points about what it means to be an attorney, the conflicts lawyers face between ethics, politics and the law, and how a local attorney can make a difference on the world scene. This was the best CLE I've even taken.
Mark (Sugarland, TX)
Great story and a great lesson in the law and its power.
Theodore (Great Falls, VA)
Laurence (Bethesda, MD)
great program. very interesting and entertaining
Mary (Richmond, VA)
Outstanding! Everyone should watch this.
Autumne (Lynnwood, WA)
Absolutely amazing program and very interesting topic.
Robert (Duck, NC)
Doug (Hilo, HI)
The best CLE seminar I have ever seen or attended.
Ricardo (Alexandria, VA)
Riveting and interersting course
Thaddeus (Tampa, FL)
This was the best CLE I have ever attended. The topic was riveting and the story well told. This is truly moving and amazing and makes me proud to be a lawyer.
Gregory (Aptos, CA)
One of the most interesting CLEs.
Kate (Fairfax, VA)
This was both educational and very enjoyable. Thank you.
Laura (Wilmington, NC)
astounding and inspiring
Emily (Houston, TX)
David (Burr Ridge, IL)
Justin (Richmond, VA)
I could have watched a mini series about this topic. Brilliant.
Justin (Richmond, VA)
I could have watched a mini series about this topic. Brilliant.
Beverly (Bethesda, MD)
This course was AMAZING. I don't think I've ever been so spellbound listening to anything, anywhere. Every lawyer should have the kind of experience these lawyers had, and still come out of it with respect for our judicial system. Their own excitement came through cllearly to me. It was a real cliffhanger. I hope I able to meet them in person one day. I'll try. Get more lecturers like these!
Deborah (San Antonio, TX)
Fascinating subject matter!
Juliana (Fort Worth, TX)
david (southlake, TX)
best cle course i have ever taken
William (Vienna, VA)
Joan (glens falls, NY)
Michael (Medical Lake, WA)
quite a story. Not what I was expecting
John (New York, NY)
Very interesting story with lots of legal lessons.
Debra (San Francisco, CA)
Best course ever, congrats to all involved!
Michael (Long Beach, NY)
Very best seminar I have ever seen at CLE!!!
Fredda (Chicago, IL)
Fascinating! Great example of critical legal analysis at work to pursue a result...a great learning experience and an interesting way to fulfill CLE requirements! Well done!
anita (Alexandria, VA)
Donald (Austin, TX)
Inspirational story. Well qualified speakers.
Silvan (Gilberts, IL)
Julia (Seattle, WA)
Sonja (Seattle, WA)
What a great CLE! I wish all CLEs could be this interesting and entertaining.
Rebecca (Gilberts, IL)
Definitely the most interesting CLE I have seen! Fantastic presentation of uniquely challenging and interesting legal issues!
Jeremy (Charlottesville, VA)
matthew (new york, NY)
Absolutely outstanding. Very meaningful subject matter shared in a very accessible and relatable way. this is the best course i have seen on lawline and commend you for the subject matter and the presenters.well done.
Richard (New York, NY)
Fascinating, the best CLE program I have ever watched.
Bonny (Granbury, TX)
Michael G. (Brooklyn, NY)
This was one of the best CLE courses I have ever taken. The substance, presentation and speakers were excellent.
John (Chicago, IL)
Great recap of case and issues involved
Harold (Chicago, IL)
Samuel J. (Chicago, IL)
Barry (Chicago, IL)
It was so well done and the presentation and subject matter were mezmorizing.
Neil (Lakewood, CO)
Meredith (Washington, DC)
This presentation was outstanding! A remarkable story told remarkably well.
Michael (North Potomac, MD)
Very moving, even life-changing. Thank you for this.
Kirstin (Arlington, VA)
Susan (Halifax, IT)
very, very interesting for a CLE topic - not a dry as many CLEs
Howard (Scarsdale, NY)
Extremely interesting and tremendous ability of speakers to present course info on a meaningful level.
Kevin (San Antonio, TX)
Good job guys.
Daniel (Chicago,, IL)
very interesting and informative story
Janine (Wildwood, MO)
This course should be required viewing for every law student. I was so impressed by the sheer passion and the diligence that these lawyers displayed. A great course; I would give it a higher rating if I could.
Jeffrey (East Hampton, NY)
Incredibly interesting, and inspiring. I love the fact that craft Queens trial lawyers, using basic criminal law concepts launched a litigation that took on internatioanl implications. An extraordinary story of rdinary practioners doing their job well, sucessfully navigating through the most sophisticated legal and jurisdictional issues of our system.
Charles (West Hartford, CT)
Allison (Atlanta, GA)
refreshingly different and very educational!
Michael (Temple, TX)
Fantastic and fascinating!
Brian (Houston, TX)
This was absolutely fascinating.
Bruce (Palo Alto, CA)
Great program, by real lawyers, speaking from their professional and personal hearts
Valorie (Richmond, VA)
Excellent discussion of very complex proceedings.
Reba (Cheltenham, PA)
Claire (Malverne, NY)
When is the movie?
Douglas (Medford, OR)
This is a tremendous CLE.
Michael (Oceanside, NY)
Every lawyer should take this course!
Richard (Brooklyn, NY)
Bravo, a wonderful presentation. The time flew by. Thank you.
Michael (Houston, TX)
This story is compelling and made for what was perhaps the best CLE I have ever attended. I can say without question that it is the only CLE which has ever moved me to tears.
DANIEL (WHITE PLAINS, NY)
Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! Best CLE I have taken in years!!
Adrien (New York , NY)
very very good.
Gitanjali (Dallas, TX)
Allison (Kennewick, WA)
I think this was the best CLE, live, webcast or otherwise (A/V) I have attended this CLE cycle. Excellent, captivating - just really cool. This is why I became a lawyer. Kudos for putting this together!
Yasmin (Munich, CO)
This is why I became an attorney...amazing.
Michael (Seattle, WA)
This was inspiring thanks!
Robert (Maple Valley, WA)
JW (bluefield, WV)
A riveting story, both as law and history.
Richard (Austin, TX)
Fascinating historical narrative, as well as a case that gets into a myriad of different areas of the law. Extremely worthwhile listening to, for just about any practitioner. Top marks!
Gary (Denville, NJ)
sandra (university place,, WA)
they found an interesting and useful way to relate what appeared initially to be a totally anomalous case to many aspects of the law we practice all the time. inspirational lawyering!
David (San Marcus, TX)
Neil (Dagsboro, DE)
Wow, among the best CLE courses I have ever taken. These gentlemen when faced with the opportunity to accomplish the kind of good we all dreamed about doing as law students stepped up to fight the good fight. You sirs are inspiration to the rest of us. Thank you, and God bless you.
Margaret (Fullerton, CA)
Very interesting and informative, especially with the interaction of the U.S. government in the case.
Ken (Maple Valley, WA)
Jodi (Tierra Verde, FL)
Best CLE I've ever had in my life! Every lawyer should view hear this international tale of justice.
Paul (Olympia, WA)
Amazing legal case. Very memorable. And, in being so well presented and being so memorable, it really impressed the excellent legal work and theories at play. And, how best to be an attorney for a client. Wonderful.
Stephen (Edmonds, WA)
Fascinating story, well-presented.
Vasiliki (Lake Oswego, OR)
Fascinating discourse on law and humanity.
S. James (Tucson, AZ)
Fabulous! I wish all CLE courses were this insightful, informative and, at the same time, inspirational.
Charles (Poulsbo, WA)
The substance of the course was very interesting and has the technology i would expect. I injoyed the course immensely.
Donald (lake forest park, WA)
Brilliant. I loved the character and tenacity of the lawyers. A great story of David against Goliath and against the odds. I enjoyed it more than any I have taken to date. THE BEST
John (Canyon Country, CA)
Brent (Seatac, WA)
Kim (Bainbridge Island, WA)
We need more lawyers like these people!
Mary (Seattle, WA)
This is an extraordinary story -- full of substance, and heart, and wisdom.
STEPHEN (AUBURN, WA)
Top team, inspiring case!
John (Fairfax, VA)
I'm unlikely to do this type of law but a real great CLE for practitioners that things do not run smoothly.
Carrie (Portland, OR)
Very interesting and well done, with an engaging speaking style.
Anthony (Washington, DC)
Great interplay between the speakers. Explained the procedural history in such an intelligible way.
Scott (New York, NY)
This was hands down the best and most interesting CLE program I have ever seen in my 22 years as a New York attorney. Excellent and compelling.
William (Olney, MD)
This was the most fascinating CLE course I have ever taken.
David (New York, NY)
Fantastic course! An incredible litigation journey. Highly recommended.
Elisa (Green Bay, WI)
Lisa (Quincy, IL)
This is the best CLE presentation I have ever heard!
Charles (New York, NY)
Very well done. It certainly kept your attention.
Bruce (Arlington Heights, IL)
A most amazing presentation. The application of law and an open question as to whether "justice" was obtained.
David (New York, NY)
Thomas (Richmond, VA)
Best CLE ever.
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