Wednesday, January 22, 2020

January 29, 2020 / Orange, CA / - Tax Valuation Ethics Studies


This two-hour ethics course explores valuation ethics and cases. A power-point presentation is backed up by an outline and a complete 10-case file for reference. The presentation implies a possibility that IRS finds that valuation practitioner discipline may be less efficient than various practitioner penalty provisions, and the use of taxpayer punitive economic consequences. An implied larger problem is a short sighted appraiser selection criteria that results in (a) minimalist appraisal, by (b) unqualified or low-effort appraisers; much of which may be based upon taxpayer reluctance to ascribe value to a detailed, high-quality appraisal.  The case facts teach lessons through the stories of published cases.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify current principles in play for a potential winning appraisal while determining a strategy to avoiding both ethics entanglement and a more negative taxpayer outcome.
  • Personally derive a feel for what is needed to protect the taxpayer, the tax practitioner and the appraiser, and conclude whether or not the weight of a misstep is squarely on the taxpayer.

  • Identify a path to a more efficient arrangement for obtaining a high quality appraisal report and appraiser; the taxpayer and/or tax practitioner then understands and enables a maximized opportunity to determine taxpayer's own efficient, detail justifiable, highest taxpayer outcome preparation.

Title: Tax Valuation Ethics Studies


When/Where:
 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Location:

Staples
2050 North Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92865

Speaker:

Curt is a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Taxation Specialist. (Certified by State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization: Taxation) and a Tax Attorney, Patent Attorney, MBA. In addition to his J.D., Curt holds an LL.M. - Tax from the University of San Diego, B.S in Chemistry, Masters Degrees in Chemical and Electrical Engineering, and an M.B.A. - some of which was earned while working for Aramco. Curt was chair of the Taxation Advisory Committee of the California Board of Legal Specialization, a unit of California State government that oversees California's Legal Specialization Program, and then was chair of the main board of the California Board of Legal Specialization. A State Bar of California Approved Tax Specialization Continuing Education provider, Curt is also enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, enabling representation of taxpayers from any jurisdiction before the Internal Revenue Service and before the United States Tax Court, and the United States Patent & Trademark office.

CLE Credit:

2.0 Hours of TAX SPECIALIZATION-CLE/CPE  ETHICS for CPA's & Attorneys is available from Curt Harrington ( Tax Specialization Continuing Education Provider #15203 ) & offered at no charge. 

 

Presented by:
California Continuing Education, Inc, a nonprofit California provider of professional (CLE, CPE) education for Attorneys, CPAs and members of the public.

Please check back with - http://www.patentax.com/CLE/ for last minute information & upcoming programs.

Contact: curt@patentax.com for questions about the syllabus or your particularized concerns.
For more information:
Call (562) 594-9784
http://patentax.com/curt/
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 22: Top Patent Law Stories of 2019

Once again this year, the Patent Docs weblog will present an annual, end-of-the-year review of the top stories in patent law. In this MBHB webinar presentation, Patent Docs co-authors Dr. Donald Zuhn, Dr. Kevin Noonan, and Dr. Michael Borella will take a look back at the top patent stories of 2019, many of which will likely impact patent applicants and practitioners in the coming year.
Title:
Top Patent Law Stories of 2019
Live MBHB Webinar
When/Where:
January 22, 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Live MBHB Webinar
Speakers:
  • Michael S. Borella, Ph.D.
  • Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D.
  • Donald L. Zuhn, Jr. 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

Monday, January 20, 2020

January 30+February 20/Cleveland: Election Administration: Law and Practice

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio to offer a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit (general hours: 4.0) for a course titled Election Administration: Law and Practice”. Designed specifically for attorneys, this seminar addresses Federal and State election law on such topics as voter registration and residency, voter identification requirements, ballot production and tabulation, neutrality and accessibility, physical security of equipment, and planning for contingencies.
Practical knowledge of elections qualifies attorneys to work as Precinct Election Officials (PEOs) at one of 336 polling locations in Cuyahoga County. Attorney-PEOs will be asked to serve in locations where highly skilled help is most necessary, likely as a supervisor in a location with several assigned precincts.
Title:
Election Administration: Law and Practice
When/Where:
There are two opportunities to attend:
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location in both cases is:
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s downtown conference center
1375 E. 9th St., 2 FL
Cleveland, OH 44114.
CLE Credit:
4 general
By:
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Cost:
There is no cost to attend this offering.
Spaces are limited and registration is required. 
To Register:
Please contact Roseanne Lewis-Maloney, Election Official, by phone (216) 443-3232 x7218 or email: rmaloney@cuyahogacounty.us
For more information, see the flyer:
https://www.acslaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CLE_credit-letter.pdf

January 28: Mass Incarceration Reconsidered: The Drivers and Consequences of Long and Life Prison Sentences in Washington State

Long and life sentences have grown significantly across the United States, including in Washington. Faculty will use quantitative and qualitative data to explore the policy drivers behind this significant component of mass incarceration, and to also explore the consequences of these sentences for both prisoners and prison facilities.
Title:
Mass Incarceration Reconsidered: The Drivers and Consequences of Long and Life Prison Sentences in Washington State
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
January 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:35 PM PT
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Katherine Beckett - Chair and Professor, Department of Law, Societies & Justice;
  • S. Frank Miyamoto Professor of Sociology, University of Washington
  • Steven Herbert - Mark Torrance Professor, Department of Law, Societies, and Justice, University of Washington.
By:
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
Credits:
Washington State: 1.5
Cost:
Free to all members of the Washington State Bar Association.
More Information and Registration

Sunday, January 19, 2020

January 10, 15, 21, 27+29: 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
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

February 20: Introduction to Boolean on Fastcase

This free Continuing Legal Education program teaches the use of boolean logic in legal research on Fastcase.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean on Fastcase
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!

  • And Upcoming Presentations Of This Program


  • 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.
    More Information and Registration

    March 5: Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase 7

    Title:
    Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase 7
    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.
    More Information and Registration

    February 12: Resilience Training: Performance & Interpersonal Management Skills for a Better Practice . . . and a Better Life

    Law is a stressful profession, but why do some lawyers thrive and succeed under pressure, while others find it impossible?
    The answer is resilience. Using the analyses and skills developed after the Iraq War, and taught by the US Army to combat veterans, we will discuss those actions, reactions, skill sets, and mindsets that counter the effects of pressure and criticism, and learn to succeed under pressure.
    Title:
    Resilience Training: Performance & Interpersonal Management Skills for a Better Practice . . . and a Better Life
    When/Where:
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    4:00p to 5:00p EST
    3:00p to 4:00p CST
    1:00p to 2:00p MST
    12:00p to 1:00p PST
    Webinar - register now!
    By:
    LawPay
    Speaker:
    Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.
    Credit:
    Approved for 1 or more credits in CA, MO, NY, PA, TX. Details. In other states, you may be able to self-apply for credit.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    January 15: Review of Immigration-Related U.S. Supreme Court Cases: Challenges, Ramifications & What to Expect

    The ABA Civil Rights & Social Justice Committee Section's Rights of Immigrants Committee is hosting a six-part national lecture series exploring immigration at the intersection of national security law, public international law and US constitutional law, among other legal areas.
    During these free webinars, legal scholars, practitioners and political commentators will address this deepening crises in our collective pursuit advancing law and justice.
    The next webinar:
    Title:
    Review of Immigration-Related U.S. Supreme Court Cases: Challenges, Ramifications & What to Expect
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
    Credit:
    The website does not say whether the sponsor has applied for CLE credit anywhere, but the content and speakers appear to be eligible for credit in many jurisdictions. Consult your credit-granting authority.
    By:
    ABA Civil Rights & Social Justice Committee Section's Rights of Immigrants Committee
    Future Programs:

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    January 28: Key Immigration Developments for 2020 and Its Impact on Global Mobility

    Join Cozen O’Connor for our up-to-the-minute review of significant developments in immigration law over the past year and what's ahead for 2020. We will highlight the new processes in place for the H-1B cap FY21 filing season, discuss the impact on employers dealing with the magnitude of requests for evidence (RFE’s), and address strategic issues for planning around ever-increasing processing delays. We will also cover best practices to prepare your organization for immigration law compliance in the new year and beyond, including best practices related to form I-9.
    Title:
    Key Immigration Developments for 2020 and Its Impact on Global Mobility
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Webinar - Register Now!
    Credit:
    • CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, and CA.
    • All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
    Speakers:
    • Scott Bettridge, Chair, Immigration Practice
    • Frances Rayer, Member
    By:
    Established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, Cozen O'Connor has 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 30 offices across two continents.
    More Information and Registration