Q: How do I participate in the new virtual event?
A: Register online or download the form. Once fully registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration which will provide you with a link to sign up for each session you wish to virtually attend via Webex. Once you have signed up for the sessions, you will receive a Webex confirmation email which contains a unique link for each session. Read this guide of Best Practices for Particpants for addtional information.
Q: Do I need to download any software in order to participate in ATA Litigation Center's Virtual Trucking Legal Forum?
A: Once you receive the confirmation email with a link to sign up for sessions and you have signed up for sessions, you will receive a Webex confirmation email which contains a unique link for each session. When you click the applicable link to join a session, a prompt will appear to download and install the Webex plug in. You can test your connectivity beforehand by going to https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html/ and joining the test event.
Q: What devices can I access the virtual event from?
A: For the best experience, please join sessions from a laptop or desktop, especially if participating as Host/Presenter. Lawyers will need to use a device that will allow them to use all the features of Webex, e.g., “raising a hand” or clicking yes or no when prompted by the moderator to verify continuous “attendance” for purpose of complying with state bar CLE requirements (if applicable to your state bar).
Attendees are also encouraged to use head phones or earbuds, if available, when in attendance.
Q: What if I have technical issues with the virtual sessions?
A: Call (703) 838-7919 for technical assistance or email Kat Callahan, Legal Programs Coordinator at email@example.com.
Q: Are the virtual Forum sessions eligible for Continuing Legal Education?
A: Applications are being submitted to State Bars for CLE credit for each virtual legal session (14 hours General/2 hours Ethics) but have not yet been approved. The ATA Litigation Center will be working with each State Bar to deliver content in a compliant virtual format. A follow up email will be sent to registered attorneys on the applicable State Bar rules related to virtual CLE education. Though not anticipated, if a State Bar rejects our application or online system, you will be notified immediately.
NOTE: Many State Bars require attending attorney acknowledge their attendance periodically and that acknowledgement be recorded. The Webex system being used for the Forum has that capability and instructions will be sent to attorney attendees along with the state bar rules prior to the Forum.
Q: What happens if someone registers as an individual and later a second person from the same company wants to attend? How will the company be able to take advantage of the Company Access Discount?
A: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if someone from your company has already registered as an individual (without the upgrade) and the registration staff will assist you with adding the company upgrade, and provide the appropriate discount code.
Q: As an attendee, will I be seen on video?
A: If participating as an audience member, you can view presenters by video, however your video will not be activated (If you are participating in any session as a presenter, your Webex video capabilities will be activated).
Q: I would like to register for additional sessions, how do I add these to my schedule?
A: Please refer to your ATA registration confirmation email to access the Webex registration link.
Q: Will Q&A be permitted during the sessions? How will I be able to share a comment or question?
A: All sessions will have the ability for attendees to speak and ask questions. When the moderator asks for any questions or comments, attendees will have the option to comment or ask questions by “raising a hand” or typing a question into the Q&A window located on the right side of the screen. All audience members will be automatically muted during the session. To “raise a hand,” participants must click on the hand icon on the right side of the screen. Once the moderator announces your name and asks for your comment/question, you will be unmuted to speak, and will be muted again when done speaking.
NOTE: The ATA Litigation Center wants to encourage the peer-to-peer interaction that has become one of the most valued aspects of the Trucking Legal Forum. To do this, 15 minutes before each session (until the start of the session), attendees will be allowed to chat. If you think you would like to chat, raise your hand and you will be unmuted. If you have a question for a fellow attendee, raise your hand, ask; and we will unmute that attendee if he/she raises a hand. Staff and presenters may also spur discussion by asking questions of attendees they know at which point that attendee will be unmuted if he/she raises a hand. Feel free to use the Q&A field as well.