Saturday, September 24, 2016

October 20: Webcast - Electronic Health Information: State and Local Approaches to Data Sharing

The United States health system is undergoing a critical transformation in financing, service delivery, and access to care. One of the key elements of this transformation are unprecedented efforts at the local and state levels to electronically capture and exchange data to improve health care and population health, and reduce costs. Health information technology tools such as electronic health records (EHRs) capture clinical data that can be used at the point of care, shared among providers and public health to facilitate care coordination, analyzed to support public health goals, including resource allocation, prioritization, and planning. Despite these tremendous benefits and a nationwide commitment to the use and sharing of electronic health information, health information exchange can be a challenging reality for state and local public health—leading public health partners to focus on identifying ways to reduce or eliminate real or perceived barriers to information sharing and improve access to and use of electronic health information on the state and local levels.
This webinar, co- sponsored by CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law, will focus on the importance of data sharing for public health purposes. Panelists will characterize public health information exchange, and highlight efforts under way to improve the ability of state and local public health agencies to access and use electronic health information.
Title:
Electronic Health Information: State and Local Approaches to Data Sharing
When/Where:
Thursday, October 20, 2016
12:00 pm Central
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Network for Public Health Law
Credit:
1 hour 30 minutes
Speakers:
  • Lily Kan, M.P.H., Sr. Director, Infectious Disease and Informatics, National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • Cason Schmit, J.D., Research Assistant Professor and HIPAA Compliance Officer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Texas A&M University
  • Jen Bernstein, J.D., Deputy Director, The Network for Public Health Law, Mid-States Region
  • Moderator: Rachel Hulkower, JD, MSPH, Legal Analyst/ORISE Fellow, Public Health Law Program, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC
Credit:
Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states; ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
More Information and Registration

Friday, September 23, 2016

November: Seattle - 2016 Mock Trial Competitions

On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I would like to invite you to participate as a judge in our two exciting competitions this fall:

  • The 2016 Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp (PWRLK) 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition (Monday, October 17 through Monday, October 24)
  • The 2016 1L Mock Trial Competition (Monday, November 14 through Monday, November 21) 
More information about the competitions and a complete schedule may be found at the bottom of this email.
We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. Volunteer judges are invaluable to the continued success of MCHB and the in-house competition program. As a judge, you will provide valuable feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. For your service as a judge you will receive:
  • 3 free CLE credits and an additional 2.5 credits for each subsequent night judged*
  • Free parking
  • Dinner 

You may register to serve as a judge using the following online sign-up sheets. We will provide details regarding the problem and fact pattern about a week in advance of the individual competitions.
  • Sign up here to serve as a judge for the 2016 PWRLK 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition
  • Sign up here to serve as a judge for the 2016 1L Mock Trial Competition
If you are unable to serve as a judge for either competition, but would like to receive invitations to judge future competitions, please let us know via the sign-up sheet. Questions regarding the competition can be sent to judges@uw.edu.  
Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition.

Sincerely,
Carolyn White 
Vice President of Judges
UW Moot Court Honor Board
*Each round of competition entails a time commitment of substantive work (training, listening to competition rounds, grading and delivering feedback) of approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. Judges will receive 0.5 credits for training activity per competition and 2.5 CLE credits for each round judged. Note that WSBA no longer places a limit on CLE credits from judging MCHB competitions.

2016 PWRLK 2L/3L Mock Trial 
Competition Schedule

Monday, October 17: Preliminary Round #1 
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Tuesday, October 18: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Wednesday, October 19: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Thursday, October 20: Semifinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Monday, October 24: Final Round 
* Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means. The schedule for this day is provided for informational purposes only.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 
9:00-10:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and refreshments.

2016 1L Mock Trial 
Competition Schedule

Monday, November 14: Preliminary Round #1 
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Tuesday, November 15: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Wednesday, November 16: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Thursday, November 17: Semifinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Monday, November 21: Final Round 
* Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means. The schedule for this day is provided for informational purposes only.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 
9:00-10:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and refreshments

September 28: Boston, Charlotte, LA, Mountain View, Princeton, SF, DC - Basics of Forensic Accounting for Lawyers #MCLE

It is important for lawyers to understand the basics of forensic accounting, which is a specialized field encompassing accounting and investigative skills. Typically, forensic accountants are utilized in fraud investigations, damages calculations, and valuations. This course will provide an overview of the skills, techniques, and approaches used in forensic accounting.
Title:
Basics of Forensic Accounting for Lawyers
CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
September 28, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Live Location: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Locations:

  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mountain View, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington, D.C.


Speakers:

  • Michael S. Doluisio
  • Joseph Lesovitz
  • Colleen Vallen

By:
Dechert.
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX.
Cost:
No charge





Thursday, September 22, 2016

November 10: Webcast - Ethical Social Media Use In 3 Easy Steps

In this webinar, Dan Lear, Avvo’s Director of Industry Relations, provides attorneys with a common sense approach to social media. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn:
  • Legal ethics surrounding social media use – and why you shouldn’t be afraid
  • Constitutional law that backs up lawyer social media use
  • Practical tips for dealing with grey areas that arise with emerging social media trend.
Title:
Ethical Social Media Use In 3 Easy Steps
When/Where:
November 10, 2016
10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dan Lear
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, NV, PA, TX, and WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
More Information And Registration

September 28: Stillwater, MN - Gay Divorce: the Flip Side of the Right to Marry

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:
Gay Divorce: the Flip Side of the Right to Marry

When/Where:
September 28, 2016
Noon - 1:00
Washington County Government Center Rm LL14
14949 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Speaker:
Presented by John Del Vecchio PA
Attorney at Law
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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

October 4: Seattle - The North-South Divide in International Environmental Law: The Problem of Climate Change #MCLE

Join  renowned legal scholar and environmental leader Professor Carmen G. Gonzalez - Seattle University Law School to learn about a justice-centered approach to international environmental law. How does environmental justice address the profound problem of climate disruption? What are the most promising ways to break through North-South conflicts over climate change, which involve human rights and environmental law principles such as common but differentiated responsibility?
Title:
The North-South Divide in International Environmental Law: The Problem of Climate Change
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Washington State Bar Association
1325 4th Ave Ste 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539 ( View Map )
Register Now!
CLE Credits: Law & Legal Procedure: 1.50
Cost:
  • WPTL Section Members: $0
  • Active Attorneys/non-section members: $25
  • Law Students: $10 
By:
WSBA World Peace Through Law Section
Speakers:
  • Martha L. Schmidt - Attorney & Counselor, Seattle
  • Professor Carmen G. Gonzalez - Seattle University Law School, Seattle

Monday, September 19, 2016

September 20: Webcast - When Permanency Isn't Forever: The Problem of Broken Adoptions #MCLE

It is estimated that nearly 20 percent of children who are adopted out of foster care in New York City later return to placement. Although the total number of adopted youth who do not reach adulthood in their "forever" home is not known, many young adoptees find themselves homeless, or being raised by an adult other than their adoptive parent. Representing these young people presents a unique set of issues and challenges.
Please join Betsy Kramer of Lawyers For Children and Dawn J. Post of the Children’s Law Center for an introduction to the phenomenon of broken adoptions as they:
  • Provide tips for practitioners representing young people whose "forever" home has fallen apart;
  • Look at the ways in which youth come back under the jurisdiction of the family court;
  • Suggest how to work with youth toward finding stable homes after a disrupted adoption;
  • Review practices for maintaining connections with siblings;
  • Offer approaches to reestablishing connections with biological family; and
  • Discuss the problem of the recurring adoption subsidy.
Title:
When Permanency Isn't Forever: The Problem of Broken Adoptions
When/Where:
September 20, 2016
1:00 PM Eastern
10:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also Presented In-Person In San Francisco, CA
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions
Speakers:

  • Betsy Kramer ~ Lawyers For Children
  • Dawn J. Post ~ Children's Law Center
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub ~ Practising Law Institute

By:
PLI
More Information And Registration

Saturday, September 17, 2016

September 19: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences #MCLE

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences
When/Where:
September 19, 2016
12:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Description:
Examine the tools that maximize search efforts and walk-through successful processes on extracting relevant data from search results
Search Strategies Examined:

  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations 
  • Biotech- sequence searching, methods and apparatus
  • Medical Devices- mechanical and electrical engineering 
  • Industrial and consumer chemistry 
  • Food chemistry and nutraceuticals 
  • Business and Database methods.
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 and 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.
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.
By:
Legal Advantage.
Credit:
1 Hour in AR, CA, DE, FL, ME, MO, MT, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA.
By:
Legal Advantage.
More:
http://legaladvantage.net/CLE/LifeScience.aspx

September 22: Webcast - Best Practices in Biotechnology Prior Art Searching

Examine the tools that maximize search efforts and walk-through successful processes on extracting relevant data from search results
Search Strategies Examined:
  • Searching devices, protocols and products related to biotechnology
  • Sequence searching review
  • Preparing sequence listings.
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 and features.
Title:
Best Practices in Biotechnology Prior Art Searching
When/Where:
September 22, 2016
Webcast
Speaker:
  • Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek come 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, ME, MS, OH, WA
More:
http://legaladvantage.net/CLE/Biotechnology.aspx

October 3: Webcast - Best Practices in Patent Illustration

This webinar demonstrates proven techniques that improve figure clarity and generate top quality first drafts that reduce office actions. Topics Covered:
  • Techniques that reduce examiners' confusions and improve figure clarity
  • Best practices for working with inventors and vendors
  • Quality control - what details are examiners looking for in your illustrations
  • How can you help your vendor complete the drawings in one draft instead of three?
  • Lines, shading, text and fills for Utility and Design patents
  • Samples and examples throughout the webinar
Attorneys, patent agents and paralegals will find these webinars very useful and are able to manage their patent prosecution in a more efficient and effective manner.
By:
Patent Search
Title:
Best Practices in Patent Illustration
When/Where:
October 3, 2016 - 12 PM EST
Speaker:
Hal Pieroway - Coming from industrial and product design domains, our presenter bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 10 years of experience working with intellectual property professionals: from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors. Hal has been conducting webinars focusing on these critical areas over the last few years specializing in utility and industrial designs.
Cost:
Free
Credit:
CA, ME, MS, OH, WA, WV
More Information and Register Now