JVC to offer free legal seminars at JA Show

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) will be offering attendees of the JA New York International Jewelry Show one full day of information design to help run and safeguard jewelry businesses.

The day long education program is titled The Five Fastest Ways To Get Sued and will be held Sunday Feb. 3 at JA’s Learning Center on the show floor (booths 1068-1167) at no charge to show attendees.

The program consists of six seminars and those at the JA Show have the option of attending individual seminars or the entire day’s program.

“We took major subjects of complaints and turned them into trade education,” says Cecilia L. Gardner, JVC executive director and general counsel. “We see some reoccurring issues throughout the industry. This day of education should alert jewelers to common problems and make them aware of the solutions they can implement in their businesses.”

For show registration information, call 800-650-1591. The full schedule of seminars is as follows:

* 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., “Introduction – Legalities and Your Business,” Cecilia Gardner.

* 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., “Appraisal Claims – Standing Behind Your Work,” Cecilia Gardner

* Noon – 12:45 p.m., “False Advertising – Can Your Ads Be Too Good To Be True,” Jo-Ann Sperano, JVC’s paralegal.

* 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., “Selling Compliantly – Easier Than It Looks,” Caroline Stanley, JVC’s marketing and developmental director.

* 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Sexual Harassment and Employment Issues, William Donohue, Jr., Esq., contributing editor, Professional Jeweler.

* 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., “The Art of the Deal – Is A Handshake Really Enough?” Jo-Ann Sperano.