This CLE program covers a story of hope, faith, courage, struggle, teamwork, law, politics, history, government and war. The 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!
This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2014 Bridge the Gap Event.
Best CLE i have taken
Excellent presentation. Thank you.
Very interesting case...
What a great story. Thanks for sharing it in this format. Loved listening on the app!
Fun and engaging presentation.
Compelling. Fascinating. Gripping. Riveting.
great lecture and presentation
these two represent the best of our profession
Fascinating story of a quest for justice
Fascinating story--talk about sticking with it to the end!!! And good inspiration for lawyers to take tough cases where justice can be done!!!
Terrific lecture in terms of the presentation as well as the content. Inspirational fight for justice.
Easily the best lecture ever. Very inspiring!!!
Heart-warming and enlightening!
I really enjoyed this course, and I worked in this field for some time. These attorneys were excellent.
Outstanding presentation! Interesting interplay of so many areas of law! And reminds one powerfully of the good lawyers can and should do!!!!
The best CLE I have ever taken! The presenters are amazing lawyers who did the right thing.
I was engrossed with the story behind the CLE. Amazed and very impressed with the presenters!
Best CLE course I have ever taken.
Awesome one of a kind course!!!
Fascinating story that is not only inspiring but practically weaves multiple areas of law practice from the local, state, federal courts to foreign courts and international politics. The best three hours of CLE I can remember..
Wonderful, fascinating, grueling case, but what an opportunity to be involved in trying to right a historical wrong! If you love history, this lecture will hold you spellbound.
Outstanding story, great conclusioARY REMARKS
Thanks to these lawyers, in the name of humanity and justice, for the work they did. You fellows made me proud to be a lawyer.
probably THE most interesting CLE I have ever seen!
One of the very best courses I've ever taken!
The speakers and presentation were excellent. Extremely informative and very engaging.
This was the best CLE I watched on lawline. Very good stuff.
Great story, great lawyers.
This was the best CLE I have ever heard or attended in 32 years. It was a legal and history lesson. Something all should hear.
Wonderful - I had goosebumps from the start.
Terrific. Informative andan example of how law should be practiced.
That was by far the most engaging CLE I've seen. It would be fantastic if Lawline offered more courses in which experienced lawyers told the stories of their most challenging/inspiring cases.
The mother of all entertaining CLEs.
Extremely interesting and timely topic.
Great course - what a story!
Fascinating - inspirational - riveting story with a powerful message
Incredibly interesting topic. Very well done.
One of the most interesting presentations I have ever seen!
One of the best CLE's I've ever seen/attended.
Excellent and riveting presentation. Probably the best CLE I have ever attended. What an inspiring story!
Outstanding. Reminded me of why I decided to become a lawyer in the first place.
Extraordinary experience listening to this course. Nothing like it.
Here is an example of a noble profession and those who believe in it.... Truely motivating!
Excellent! Such an interesting case and presented in a very compelling way.
The BEST CLE I've ever listened to. Amazing story and speakers.
Excellent melding of legal matters with a history lesson
Fascinating case and very inspiring story.
I was captivated from beginning to end. The nearly 3 hours of time went by so quickly. The best part was not just the legal information but also the motivational nature of the CLE. It makes the solo practitioner feel like they are not alone in the fight
Best CLE I have watched from LawLine
`This was an absolutely fascinating discussion.
Very interesting. Very human. Thank you. It was hard to hear on my iPad.
Great CLE, but it would've been better if it was 2 hours instead of 3.
Very interesting topic. Nice to hear a positive story about lawyers, too.
Absolutely fantastic. The lawyers are so commendable for all the hard work and tenacity. They didn't give up!
An extremely informative and motivating lecture that has made it imperative that I try to do something for halocaust survivors who had property taken away from them by the Nazi's in Poland.
One of the best CLEs I've ever taken
One of the best CLE's I have done. It was great to hear about the law and legal process through the story of the participants, rather than just a lecture on the various laws/statutes/procedures.
This seminar was particularly interesting. not only was the topic intriguing, but it was presented in a way the held my attention.
Fascinating topic, excellent presentation and very inspirational speakers.
Best program I've seen in a long time. Thank you!
What an amazing story and well told and education. I loved this CLE.
Superbly taught, thank you for offering it!
Important course for any lawyer.
BEST LECTURE EVER!!!!!! THANK YOU!! I am inspired!!
Very informative and interesting.
very intersting ---i am jewish and my grandparents came from eastern europe --but before ww2.