Monday, September 29, 2014

November 5: Webcast - Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2014) #MCLE

Title:
Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2014)
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Webcast - Preregistration Required
Credit:Typically Fastcase webinars are eligable for free CLE credit in Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois (ISBA members only), Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
More:
http://www.fastcase.com/webinars/

October 22: St. Paul - Heading to Housing Court: Eviction and Expungement Basics for Pro Bono Attorneys

Title: Heading to Housing Court: Eviction and Expungement Basics for Pro Bono Attorneys
Co-sponsored by Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and Ramsey County Bar Association

When/Where:
October 22, 2014
3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
First National Bank Building Training Room
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

Presenters:
Lisa Hollingsworth, Supervising Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services; Heather Meyers, Staff Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Description:
This CLE will provide participants with a working knowledge of the grounds for eviction in Minnesota and some of the most common defenses for residential tenants. In addition, participants will learn the law and practice related to eviction expungement in Minnesota. With these basics, attendees will be prepared to take a pro bono housing case.

Credit: 2.0 Standard Credits approved.
Pro Bono Cost (includes lunch): FREE if you agree to volunteer on a SMRLS case
Teleconference or On-Demand Cost*:Half-price if you agree to volunteer on a SMRLS case
Cost: $35 RCBA Members; $50 non-members
Teleconference or On-demand Cost*: $50 RCBA Members; $70 non-members

Register online at www.ramseybar.org/event/heading-to-housing-court-eviction-and-expungement-basics-for-pro-bono-attorneys

*Instructions for accessing the teleconference will be sent prior to the CLE. On-Demand registration will be available within one month after the live presentation. We cannot offer the live teleconference to law students for free. Law students may still attend the live presentation for free. If you have any questions, please email us at info@ramseybar.org or call 651-222-0846.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

October+November: Seattle - Mock Trial and Moot Court Competition Judging #MCLE

Mock Trial and Moot Court Competitions provide an invaluable service to law students in preparing them to be better advocates. For your service as a judge, you may receive free CLE credits.
When/Where:
These competitions are held weekday evenings in October and November. Details vary slightly; see below.
Register now:
Description:
The Mock Trial Competitions are two of five annual in-house competitions hosted by the Moot Court Honor Board to provide students with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with a variety of practical lawyering skills. Students form teams of two and are provided the mock trial problem in advance. Teams must prepare an opening statement, direct examination of two witnesses, cross examination of two witnesses and closing arguments. The competition features two preliminary rounds and three elimination rounds (quarterfinal, semifinal, and final).
As a judge, you will provide feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. We welcome attorneys from all practice areas. We will provide you with details regarding the problem and fact pattern in advance of the competition.
Judging for a UWLS competition is an opportunity to provide law students with valuable feedback on their trial advocacy skills. Volunteer judges are also invaluable to the continued success of the Moot Court Honor Board and the in-house competition program.
Credit:
For your service as a judge, you may receive 3 free CLE credits for judging 1 competition or 5.5 credits for judging 2.
By:
University of Washington Moot Court Honor Board
Register now; space is limited:

October: Ohio - Low Down Payment Conventional Loans #MCLE

Title:
Low Down Payment Conventional Loans
When/Where:
10:45 am on the following dates and places
  • October 1: Cuyahoga Falls
  • October 8: Independence
  • October 15: Mentor
  • October 16: Strongsville
  • October 22: Westlake
Speaker:
Khash Saghafi is an instructor in the banking and mortgage industry.
By:
Continuing Educational Services provides seminars through Ohio geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
Credit:
Approved for 2.0 credits by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Cost:
Free
More Information And Registration

October 13: Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, DC, LA, Mountain View, NYC, Princeton, San Francisco, Philadelphia - Advocating For Prisoners of Conscience: A Human Rights Primer

Title:
Advocating For Prisoners of Conscience: A Human Rights Primer
When/Where:
October 13, 2014
11:00am-12:30pm EDT / 10:00am-11:30am CDT / 8:00am-9:30am PDT
Live Location: Washington, D.C.
Videoconference :
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mountain View, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA

Description:
A decade ago, Dechert partner Jeremy Zucker helped to found a non-profit organization called Freedom Now. Freedom Now represents prisoners of conscience around the world on a pro bono basis, using legal and political advocacy to secure their release from prison.
While other organizations (such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch) call attention to the plight of such prisoners, only Freedom Now takes them on as clients (typically we are retained by spouses or other close family relations) and continues to represent them until they are freed. Freedom Now has represented some very well known prisoners of conscience, including the only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner, as well as many who are far less well known. Clients have included leading political opposition figures as well as journalists, editors, bloggers, human rights lawyers, religious figures, musicians and doctors, among others, and they have been imprisoned in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
While Freedom Now’s small staff (located in D.C.) handles some cases, its leverage comes from referring cases out to law firms. This training is for those interested in getting involved in the work of Freedom Now. The training will provide an overview of human rights advocacy as it pertains to individual prisoners of conscience. While presenting some of Freedom Now cases as illustrations, primary topics covered will include applicable international law and standards, legal venues and processes for case submission, and effective advocacy strategies.
Speakers:
  • Jeremy B. Zucker
  • Maran Turner
  • Patrick Griffith
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX
Cost:
No charge

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October 31: Philadelphia - Consumer Debt Practice in Philadelphia

Title:
Consumer Debt Practice in Philadelphia 
When/Where:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Credit:
One CLE credit for each hour of course work attended.
By:
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
Cost:
To receive credit, a volunteer must take a case with the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) within six months of the training session.
More:
http://www.phillyvip.org/content/cle-trainings

Friday, September 26, 2014

October 2: Teleconference - Warrants and Data Stored Overseas: Microsoft’s Case Against the Government

Title:
Warrants and Data Stored Overseas: Microsoft’s Case Against the Government
When/Where:
Thursday, October 2, 2014
4:00pm
Teleconference - RSVP to Register Now!
Description:
Is a federal warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act, served in New York for emails stored at a data facility in Dublin, Ireland, valid under the 4th Amendment? Arguing that the federal warrant does not have extraterritorial reach, Microsoft is currently appealing a case to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals with potentially significant consequences for the cloud computing age. The case raises a host of questions about the nature of global data networks: does the Electronic Communications Privacy Act apply to data stored outside the US; is content stored in the cloud part of the service provider’s business records; and how do we address the increasingly complex nature of overlapping jurisdictions in the global digital age?
What is the balance that protects public safety, preserves our fundamental freedoms, and promotes trust in technology?
Join us for a call with James Garland of Covington and Burling and Nate Jones of Microsoft for a discussion on what The Washington Post refers to as “one of the most intriguing, consequential, and complex legal cases having to do with technology now in the courts.”
Speaker:
  • James Garland, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Nate Jones, Attorney, Microsoft's Office of the General Counsel
  • With an introduction by: Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
By:
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Credit:
California - 0.5 Credits
Cost:
Free
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October 22: Cleveland - Probes and Bribes: Practioners’ Perspectives on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Title:
Probes and Bribes: Practioners’ Perspectives on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
When/Where:
October 22, 2014
4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Description:
Throughout its 37-year history, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has proven one of the most controversial tools in the United States' arsenal against corruption. Opponents believe that the law harms U.S. business interests; American corporations are prohibited from doing things that other countries' corporations can do with impunity. Proponents point out that the U.S. has helped change attitudes towards bribery, pressured other states to strengthen their domestic laws, and drawn the international community's attention to a pernicious and insoluble global problem.
However one views the FCPA, it has certainly generated business for US law firms. This panel, featuring prominent Cleveland lawyers well versed in FCPA enforcement and advising, will provide an account of the current state of the FCPA. The panelists will reflect on their own experiences defending against FCPA investigations, discuss strategies that companies can use to avoid falling afoul of the FCPA, and provide suggestions as to how the law might be improved and clarified. A reception will follow the presentations. CLE credit will also be available.
Speakers:
  • Kevin Barnes, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
  • Jim Wooley, Jones Day
  • Colin Jennings, Squire Patton
  • Moderator: Timothy Webster, Assistant Professor of Law, Director, East Asian Legal Studies, Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
By:
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1.5 hours of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
More Information and Registration

October 30: Webcast - Prison Law 2014

Whether representing incarcerated people while in private practice, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate is increasingly challenging and complex. This year, PLI’s fifth program on Prison Law will address the legal framework for civil litigation filed on behalf of incarcerated people in federal and state courts from a national perspective.
What you will learn
  • The constitutional, statutory, and state law bases for lawsuits brought on behalf of incarcerated people against individual prison officials and correctional institutions
  • How to address common ethical dilemmas that arise in the course of representing incarcerated people
  • Addressing health including mental health issues in prison
  • Addressing solitary confinement issues in prison
  • General prison conditions and the failure to protect
  • Strategies and opportunities for engaging in advocacy to change prison conditions
Who should attend
Prisoners’ rights advocates working in law or public policy, in the private or public sector.
Title:
Prison Law 2014
When/Where:
October 30, 2014
9:00 AM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in New York; however the sponsor reports that seats are filled
Speakers:

  • Gabriel Arkles ~ Professor of Legal Skills, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Jack Beck ~ Director, Prison Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York
  • Hon. Lois Bloom ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • John Boston ~ Director - Prisoners' Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society
  • Brett Dignam ~ Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Betsy Ginsberg ~ Director, Civil Rights Clinic; Clinical Law Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Deborah J. LaBelle ~ Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan
  • Joan Magoolaghan ~ Koob & Magoolaghan
  • Tyrrell Muhammad ~ Project Associate, Prisoners Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York
  • Karen L. Murtagh ~ Executive Director, Prisoners' Legal Services of N Y
  • Jennifer J. Parish ~ Director, Criminal Justice Advocacy, Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project
  • Prof. Brenda V. Smith ~ Community and Economic Development Law Clinic Director, The Project on Addressing Prison Rape, American University, The Washington College of Law
  • Mary Lynne Werlwas ~ Staff Attorney, Prisoners' Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society
  • Ellen C. Yaroshefsky ~ Clinical Professor of Law, Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Tamar Kraft-Stolar ~ Director, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York
    • Alexander A. Reinert ~ Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Program Attorney: Doreen Odom ~ Practising Law Institute

Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

October 20: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Mechanical Engineering

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Mechanical Engineering
When/Where:
October 20, 2014
12:00 PM EDT
Webinar
Description:
This CLE will examine the tools that maximize search efforts and walks through successful processes to extract relevant data from search results. Search Strategies Examined:
  • Classifying multiple components within different Mechanical Engineering sectors 
  • Searching tips and tricks using ME strategies and examples 
  • Searching ME specific databases
Topics Covered
  • Search Types: What kinds of prior art searches are there?
  • Search Strategies: A guide to conducting a good search.
  • Databases: Patent vs. non-patent, free vs. subscription, as well as which databases specialize in particular subject areas, along with their pros, cons & features.

Speakers:
Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek: Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors.
By:
Legal Advantage has conducted over 3,000 combined searches, with a cross section of experience of searching for patent and non-patent literature in databases mirrored with extensive on-site search experience at the USPTO.
Credit:
CA, DE, ME, MO, MS, NV, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA.
More:
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