Friday, February 21, 2020

February 7, 12, 18, 26+27: Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts



Steve Ballmer once stated, “The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”

The goal of this free Continuing Legal Education course is harnessing your potential as an attorney to learn things about online legal research you didn’t think you could learn before. This is a deeper dive into online legal research.
According to the model rules of professional conduct, attorneys need to maintain competency, and a component of maintaining competency is to keep abreast of the benefits and risks of relevant technology. By the end of this course you all will be made aware of advanced online legal research methods to harness your potential as a researcher and to maintain a standard of competency in the legal profession.
Title:
Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

February 20: Ethics 2020 – The Future is Now

Open a new decade with a look at where the legal profession is heading. As the Rules of Professional Responsibility evolve along with technology innovations, lawyers must remain competent as to how these Rules impact their practice of law. This two-hour webinar will examine issues of which the lawyers of today and tomorrow must be aware. From non-lawyer referral services to jury research to social media consequences, this distinguished panel will discuss cutting-edge problems through hypotheticals. Some recent and proposed Rule changes that impact all lawyers across the state will be examined. Other topics include:
  • Ethical Considerations in Boosting Your Client Reviews, i.e. Can I Solicit Positive Reviews?
  • Can You (and Should You) Investigate Jurors Prior to Jury Selection or During Trial?
  • The Right Way to Start a Law Blog? What ethical pitfalls should I watch out for?
  • Post-Trial Communications with Jurors--Do's and Don'ts
  • Does Email Tracking Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct?
  • Is Jury Research on Social Media an Ethics Risk or a Competency Requirement?
  • Can Lawyers and Judges Be Social Media Friends? How has this evolved?
  • How to Respond to Negative Online Attorney Reviews Keeping Ethics and Marketing In Mind
  • Limited Scope Appearances in Illinois State Courts.
Title:
Ethics 2020 – The Future is Now
When/Where:
Thursday, February 20, 2020
2:30 to 4:30 pm CST
A FREE Clifford Law Offices CLE Webcast - Register Now! 
Speakers:
  • Moderated by: Robert A. Clifford Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices, Moderator
  • Wendy Muchman, Northwestern University School of Law Faculty, former Chief of Litigation and Professional Education, ARDC
  • Mark C. Palmer, Chief Counsel, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
  • Honorable Clare J. Quish, Circuit Court of Cook County, First Municipal District.
By:
Clifford Law Offices
Credit:
  • Illinois: This program is approved for two (2.0) hours of professional responsibility credit by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism. 
  • Other Jurisdictions: You may check with your credit-granting authority to see how to apply for credits.
More Information And Registration

February 19: The Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder in the Legal Profession: Recognizing Signs and Ethical Duties

Studies have shown that more lawyers suffer from substance abuse than is typical in the general population. While many attorneys want to help change that reality, it’s often hard to know where to start. Would you know how to identify substance abuse among your peers? Would you know how to help? Join this 60-minute webinar to learn facts about substance abuse and how to help those who struggle with it.
Title:
The Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder in the Legal Profession: Recognizing Signs and Ethical Duties
When/Where:
Feb 19, 2020
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
Webinar - Register Now
Speakers:
  • Chris Ritter, Attorney with the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program
  • Eric Wood, MA, LCAC, Clinical Case Manager with the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program.
CLE Credit:
  • 1 CLE (legal ethics) in CA
  • 1.2 CLE (ethics/professionalism) in NJ
  • NY attorneys may apply this course toward 1 CLE credit in accordance with the NY approved jurisdiction policy
  • 1 CLE (ethics) in PA
  • Other: CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (ethics) credit in most states. 

By:
Attorney Protective

More Information And Registration

Sunday, February 16, 2020

February 18: Patent Eligibility and Section 101 Update

Patent eligibility continues to be an active topic in the courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and now Congress. This webinar will provide an update on all fronts, and synthesize disparate threads into a cohesive set of best practices for handling 101 issues in patent prosecution in particular. The focus will be on software, business methods, and other technologies that related to the “abstract idea” exception, though the issues and recommendations do cross over into the life sciences fields as well.
Topics will include:
  • Introduction and background
  • Current 101 framework
  • Case law update (the good, the bad, and the even worse)
  • The Patent Office’s updated guidance – analysis and applications
  • Congressional (in)action
  • Best practices in light of the above.
Title:
Patent Eligibility and Section 101 Update
Live MBHB Webinar
When/Where:
February 18, 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Live MBHB Webinar
Speakers:
Michael S. Borella, Ph.D.
Cost:
While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance and, in order to receive MCLE credit, must participate online and individually.
Credit:
MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).
You may be able to claim credit in some other states by self-application.
By:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.

Register online here

Saturday, February 15, 2020

March 4, 9, 20+27: Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” -- Bill Gates
The many ways technology can aid attorneys in locating the best and most on point statutes, caselaw, secondary materials and all relevant materials can be overwhelming. As the comments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct state, to maintain competency a lawyer should keep abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.
The goal of this free online continuing legal education program is to assist attorneys in navigating online legal research so they are more confident and competent when researching subjects important to their work.
Title:
Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research
When/Where:
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

March 3, 12, 13, 18+24: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward

Twenty three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form. However, marijuana remains illegal under federal law and employers often do not want their employees using it at work.
This free Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program provides an overview of current marijuana laws, trends in the medical industry, and insight into how changing times will likely impact our current, drug-free workplaces.
  • Understanding the history of marijuana use
  • Understanding the current legal framework surrounding marijuana and its potential volatility
  • Examining the judicial trends of wrongful termination claims related to legalized marijuana usage
  • Understanding current medical research and what may lie ahead
  • Exploring the Complications of Determining Impairment
  • Developing best practices for employers in this ever-changing environment.
Title:
Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

March 6, 11, 17, 25+26: Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts



“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before.” -- Steve Ballmer

This free Continuing Legal Education course is about harnessing your potential as an attorney to learn things about online legal research you didn’t think you could learn before. This is a deeper dive into online legal research.
According to the model rules of professional conduct, attorneys need to maintain competency, and a component of maintaining competency is keeping abreast of the benefits and risks of relevant technology. In this course you all will learn of advanced online legal research methods to harness your potential as a researcher and to maintain that competency.
Title:
Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

March 2, 5, 10, 19+23: Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms

With data security incidents and data breaches happening daily, it’s important for the legal world to turn its judges, attorneys, support staff, and interns towards one reality—it’s NOT IF a breach or incident will occur—it’s WHEN. These incidents are forcing courts and lawmakers to address, define, and handle these new challenges—often presenting a “case of first impression.” However, as technology continues to advance and evolve, so do our professional legal requirements with respect to upholding our duties in advising and zealously advocating for our clients, while also tackling the burden of data security itself.
This free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session covers:
  1. The latest security threats in the news and what’s being done to address/remedy them,
  2. Current data breach laws, 
  3. How a lawyer’s professional duty may extend into new areas of technology and cyberspace, and 
  4. How to prepare a data incident response plan. "
Title:
Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms
When/Where:
Webcast - Sign Up Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February 13: Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm

Earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit (if allowed in your state) for free, while learning about data analytics supported by Fastcase's Docket Alarm feature.
Title:
Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.

February 4, 13, 19+25: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward

Twenty three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form and a few more have decriminalized it. Four of these states and DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use as well as medical use. However, marijuana remains illegal under federal law and employers, regardless of whether or not marijuana is legal, likely will not want their employees using it at work.
This free Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program provides an overview of current marijuana laws, trends in the medical industry, and insight into how changing times will likely impact our current, drug-free workplaces.
  • Understanding the history of marijuana use
  • Understanding the current legal framework surrounding marijuana and its potential volatility
  • Examining the judicial trends of wrongful termination claims related to legalized marijuana usage
  • Understanding current medical research and what may lie ahead
  • Exploring the Complications of Determining Impairment
  • Developing best practices for employers in this ever changing environment.
Title:
Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis