Monday, May 25, 2015

June 4: Seattle - Fostering Civility in the Legal Profession

Incivility in the legal profession impedes the pursuit of justice. Research shows that incivility wastes time, squanders economic resources, and burdens the courts. It also negatively impacts lawyers by increasing stress levels and creating greater propensity for them to suffer from substance and alcohol abuse, depression, isolation, and dissatisfaction with their work. Furthermore, it reduces the public’s perception of a fair and equitable process, thus decreasing confidence in our system.
Rooting the discussion in RPCs 1.1, 1.2, and 3.5, this one-hour presentation will identify characteristics of civility, explain the cost of incivility, and establish that civility both promotes a positive public perception of the justice system and is at the same time the best approach to serving individual clients’ interests. This session will demonstrate that the Washington State Rules of Professional Conduct neither mandate nor justify uncivil conduct; rather they discourage incivility and promote civility. We will end by considering personal strategies for fostering civility that both affirmatively build public confidence in the justice system and reduce the risk of unethical practice.
Title:
Fostering Civility in the Legal Profession
When/Where: 
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Noon - 1 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – noon — Registration
11:30 a.m. – noon — LAMP Business Meeting
Noon – 1 p.m. — CLE seminar
Ben Bridge Corporate Office
2901 3rd Ave., Seattle (View Map)
Speaker: 
Tim Jassko-Fisher — Robert's Fund; Seattle University School of Law, Seattle
By:
WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section
Credit:
Approved for 1 Ethics Credit.
Cost: 
Free to Members of the WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section.
More Information And Registration

May 27: Webcast - Strategies for the Use of Expert Evidence in Post-Issuance Proceedings #MCLE

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s inter partes review (IPR) proceedings have become an increasingly popular means for accused infringers to challenge the validity of issued patents. While an IPR may be a faster and less-expensive alternative to district court litigation, limitations on discovery and presentation of evidence in patent office proceedings raise concerns that are not present in the average litigation case. Although expert evidence is not required in every IPR, decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board thus far have indicated that expert testimony is often crucial to success and that grant or denial of a petition for IPR can hinge upon the nature and structure of expert testimony. As a result, eliciting and attacking expert testimony can be an extremely important part of IPR proceedings.
During the webinar, we will discuss strategies for the following:
  • Determining when expert evidence can assist your case
  • Eliciting and using expert evidence
  • Defending expert depositions
  • Challenging your opponent’s expert
Title: 
Strategies for the Use of Expert Evidence in Post-Issuance Proceedings
When/Where: 
May 27, 2015
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speaker: 
Fitch Even partner Mark A. Borsos
Presented by: 
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit: 
1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
Cost: 
 Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

June 3: NYC - Human Rights First's Spring Asylum Training

Human Rights First is planning an asylum training on June 3, 2015 for attorneys interested in taking a pro bono asylum case and others interested in learning more about asylum law and procedure. The training is free and CLE credit will be offered. No prior experience in immigration law is necessary. Since 1978, Human Rights First has worked to protect and promote fundamental human rights around the world. Human Rights First's Refugee Representation program assists indigent refugees from all backgrounds who have fled persecution on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, and who are seeking asylum in the United States. Many of these asylum seekers are in urgent need of legal representation to prepare their cases for adjudication by judges at the Immigration Court. Others need representation before the Asylum Office. Some need legal assistance to seek release from immigration detention or representation to fight their cases from within the detention center. This training will give you a strong foundation for taking one of these cases for pro bono representation through our program.
Title:
Human Rights First's Spring Asylum Training
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
4 Times Square
New York, NY
By: 
Human Rights First - Asylum Legal Representation Program (New York Office)
Speakers:
An immigration judge, an asylum officer, an expert on working with survivors of torture, and our Deputy Legal Director Anwen Hughes will speak on techniques for representing asylum applicants and recent developments in asylum law. RSVP to Frederique Drouin at Credit
Credit: 
New York CLE credit will be offered for attending this training.
More Information And Registration

June 12: Minneapolis - Asylum Basics #probono #MCLE

This training is targeted at attorneys with minimal to no asylum experience who are willing to represent clients seeking asylum through The Advocates for Human Rights' pro bono program. The training is also a great refresher for attorneys who have represented asylum clients in the past.
The Advocates' staff will provide an introduction to asylum law and procedure and will review the necessary documentary evidence needed to file an asylum application. The staff will also provide tips and advice regarding representation of low income asylum seekers.
Title:
Asylum Basics
When/Where:
Friday, June 12, 2015
9 a.m.–Noon
Gray Plant Mooty
500 IDS Center
80 S. 8th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Credit:
3 standard CLE credits will be applied for
By:
The Advocates For Human Rights


June 11: Many Cities - Improving Outcomes in Mediation

This program will help you work with your clients to optimize your mediation outcomes and reduce decisional errors. Empirical research shows that lawyers err more than 30 percent of the time in refusing to settle. This program will explore the cognitive distortions in the human brain that create these errors unconsciously, and will outline the ten essential steps to preparing for any mediation that will reduce or eliminate unconscious distortions in negotiation decision-making and improve lawyer-client judgment in the mediation process.
Title:
Improving Outcomes in Mediation
When/Where:
June 11, 2015
4:00-5:30 pm ET / 3:00-4:30 pm CT / 1:00-2:30 pm PT.
Live Seminar: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference:
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Mountain View, CA
  • Washington, D.C.
Speakers:
  • Laura Kaster, Agency for Dispute Resolution
  • Douglas Noll, Agency for Dispute Resolution
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX.
Cost:
No charge

June 10: NYC+Philadelphia - Tax and IRR Considerations in Leveraged Acquisitions of Partnerships and LLCs

This CLE program will focus on the technical comparison of Code section 734 and 743 in the context of Section 754 elections, and the implications for amortization and depreciation schedules.
Title:
Tax and IRR Considerations in Leveraged Acquisitions of Partnerships and LLCs
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
June 10, 2015
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Live Location: New York, NY
Videoconference Location: Philadelphia, PA
Speaker:
Daniel M. Dunn
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge

June 4: NYC+Philadelphia - Opening Statements

This program covers what constitutes a proper Opening Statement, and how best to present the factual claims you will prove at trial.
Title:
Opening Statements
When/Where:
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
June 4, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Live Location: New York, NY
Videoconference Locations: Philadelphia, PA
Speaker:
Joseph K. Hetrick
Gary J. Mennitt
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge

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June 24: Stillwater, MN - Legal Ethical Issues Applicable to the Criminal Law Practitioner

The Washington County Law Library is pleased to present the following Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs free of charge. These programs are presented in coordination with the Washington County Bar Association, but membership in the Association is not required for attendance.
Title:

Legal Ethical Issues Applicable to the Criminal Law Practitioner
When/Where:
June 24, 2015
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Washington County Government Center
Room LL 16 (Note room change)
14949 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Speakers:
Patrick R. Burns, First Assistant Director, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.
By:
Washington County Law Library
Credit:
One Standard CLE Credit will be applied for.
Cost:
Free!
More:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1059
Minnesota

June 29: San Franscisco - Supreme Court Review #MCLE

Come join our distinguished panel of Supreme Court experts for a lively discussion of the significant cases of the 2014-2015 Term, including King v. Burwell (regarding subsidies for health care coverage purchased through federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act), Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar (whether Florida’s ban on the personal solicitation of campaign funds by candidates for judgeships violates the First Amendment), and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project (whether housing discrimination claims may be brought on the basis of disparate racial impact, even absent disparate treatment on the basis of race).
Title:

Supreme Court Review
When/Where:
Monday, June 29, 2015
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Cooley LLP
101 California Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speakers:

  • The Honorable Goodwin Liu, Justice, Supreme Court of California
  • Rory Little, Professor of Law, U.C. Hastings College of the Law
  • Christine Van Aken, Deputy City Attorney and Chief of Appellate Litigation, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
  • Moderated by:Brian Goldman, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Supreme Court & Appellate Practice

By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.0 hours of California MCLE credit.
Cost:
Free
More Information And Registration

Thursday, May 21, 2015

July 7: Webcast - Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase 2015 #MCLE

Title:
Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase 2015
When/Where:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Webcast - Preregistration Required
Credit:
May qualify for 1 credit in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
More:
http://www.fastcase.com/webinars/
Future Trainings
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST