Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 28: Web - How Lawyers Handle Media in a Time of Crisis

In the Internet age, courtroom victories are Pyrrhic if the client’s reputation and bottom line are savaged by day’s end. The “media” is no longer just beat reporters from the local newspaper; the “media” is now anyone who owns a mobile phone. The lawyer’s job now is more challenging than ever, managing these massive audiences with one eye on the jury pool and the other on consumers and shareholders. This program provides trial lawyers with guidance on effectively doing just that and effectively anticipating what’s next.
Title:
How Lawyers Handle Media in a Time of Crisis
Speaker:
Richard Levick
When/Where:
April 28, 2017
11am Mountain time
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
CLE credit:
This online content is not accredited for CLE and we cannot provide a Certificate of Completion. You can apply for self-study credit by contacting your state bar organization directly. To help you with your self-study application, NITA has provided faculty biography information (via the link at the right) as well as a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, which is attached to the presentation. You can access this PDF by clicking on the link button once the presentation has begun to play. If you require verification of your attendance, please contact customerservice@nita.org
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 27: Web - Framing the Message: Advocacy Communication Focused on Diversity and Inclusion in a New Era

In our efforts to persuade policy makers and general audiences to act on the issues we care about, we often encounter one recurring barrier: fear. Some audience members are worried, anxious and scared about a number of issues facing the country today. We need to be strategic in our communication and tell an affirmative, positive story that moving forward is more important than ever.
In this webinar, Julie Fisher-Rowe of the Opportunity Agenda, a communications firm focused on social justice, will present messaging research designed to counter these fear narratives with positive stories about values, diversity, contributions and participation. The Opportunity Agenda will share what it has learned about audiences, values, important themes, and tested language. And finally, they will provide a few ideas about how to move these audiences to positive action in today's climate.
Title:
Framing the Message: Advocacy Communication Focused on Diversity and Inclusion in a New Era
When/Where:
Free Webinar on Thursday, April 27, 2017
2 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Webinar - Register Now!
Please note: This webinar can hold a maximum of 1,000 attendees. If you log in and the webinar is full, a recording of the webinar will be provided following the broadcast.
Speaker:
Julie Fisher-Rowe, Opportunity Agenda
By:
National Consumer Law Center
Credit:
NCLC does not provide CLE credits for webinars, but will give certificates of attendance following the webinar for those who are interested.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

June/Webcast - Fastcase Training #MCLE

Fastcase offers frequent free webcasts concerning their products.
When/Where/What:
June
July
August
September
October
November


Credit:

Fastcase has applied to or is currently in the process of applying to the following jurisdictions for CLE credit:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

May/Seattle - HCMP Appellate Advocacy Competition Judges #MCLE

On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I am pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in our 2017 1L HCMP Appellate Advocacy Competition. The competition will take place Monday, May 8 through Monday, May 15. More information about the competition 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 2.5 credits for each additional night judged*
-          Free parking
-          Dinner 

You may register to serve as a judge using this online sign-up sheet

If you are unable to serve as a judge for this competition, but would like to receive invitations to judge future competitions, please let us know via the sign-up sheet. Questions can be sent to judges@uw.edu.  

Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition.

Sincerely,
CaroLea Casas 
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.

2017 1L HCMP Appellate Advocacy 
Competition Schedule


Monday, May 8: Preliminary Round #1 
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; 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, May 9: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; 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, May 10: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; 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, May 11: Semifinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.     Judge check-in and dinner; chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

April 13: Web - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2017 #MCLE


  • Holistic screening and development of a child’s issues at initial intake
  • Why Individualized Education Program (IEP) timelines and goals are important
  • How to represent a student at a Manifestation Determination Meeting
  • What to do if a school denies a student a right they are entitled to as a foster youth
  • Special considerations in representing youth and transition aged adults in SSI advocacy
  • What health entitlements and resources are available for pregnant and parenting youth
  • What health entitlements and legal strategies are available for youth with mental health disabilities
  • What to do if you are representing a youth with competency issues in juvenile court
Attend this program so that you can receive the basic information you need to identify and represent low-income children in California with education, health care, and public benefits issues. Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, discipline for students with disabilities, advocacy for foster youth, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a low-income child in California.
What You Will Learn
Who Should Attend: Any attorney interested in providing pro bono assistance to low-income children in California.
Title:
Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2017
Where/When:
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in person in San Francisco, CA
April 13, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
By:
PLI
More Information And Registration
Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.
Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.
Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.
Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.
Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.
Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.
Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.
Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.
Indiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “traditional” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via traditional programs.
Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Minnesota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Montana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Nebraska:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Nevada:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
New Hampshire:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
New Jersey:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
New Mexico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
New York Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products. Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live seminars can be used to fulfill the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. All credit categories may be earned via transitional live seminars.
North Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars
North Dakota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Ohio:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Oklahoma:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.
Pennsylvania: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Rhode Island:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
South Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Tennessee:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.
Utah:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Vermont:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.
Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.
Washington:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
West Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Wisconsin:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
Wyoming:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.
CPD Jurisdictions
British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.
Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.
Quebec (CPD-QC): PLI’s live seminars can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements. 
Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live seminars.
United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live seminars can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.
Other Credit Types 
CPE Credit (NASBA): PLI’s live seminars qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April: Web - Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

In this course, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records.
During our session we will cover:
  • Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession 
  • Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • A Personal Story of Addiction
  • Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession.
Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

When/Where:
This webcast is scheduled multiple times - register now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

Monday, April 10, 2017

April: Web - Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

The National Institute of Drug Abuse puts the cost of substance abuse to our nation at $600 billion in terms of crime, lost work productivity and health care. With workplace drug and alcohol testing laws and regulations changing constantly, discover the history and background of drugs and the workplace, medical marijuana and a drug free workplace, establishing impairment levels and workplace challenges.
Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace


When/Where:
This webcast is scheduled multiple times - register now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.


May 2: NYC - Managing a Corporate Crisis: Strategies for Containing a Crisis and Controlling the Public Narrative While Meeting Ethical Obligations and Maintaining Privilege #MCLE #ethics

When a potential crisis is identified, or an actual crisis strikes, entities and their counsel must act quickly to take control of the public narrative and manage the flow of information. Doing so in a manner that maintains relevant privileges and satisfies counsel’s ethical obligations has become increasingly complex in the wake of guidance issued by the Department of Justice stressing the importance of timely disclosure of all relevant facts, including the names of individuals involved in misconduct, in order to be eligible for cooperation credit. This panel will discuss some considerations for inside counsel in implementing a crisis management plan, structuring an internal investigation, providing appropriate warnings to employees regarding their need for separate counsel, determining whether and when to self-report to government regulators and ensuring that all relevant stakeholders receive relevant information.
Topics to be covered will include:
  • Initial response to a corporate crisis
  • Engaging outside professionals
  • commencing an internal investigation
  • Receiving cooperation credit while maintaining privilege
  • Reporting to other constituents while maintaining privilege
  • Continuing Legal Education. 
Title:
Managing a Corporate Crisis: Strategies for Containing a Crisis and Controlling the Public Narrative While Meeting Ethical Obligations and Maintaining Privilege
An Ethics CLE Seminar Hosted by Dechert's Litigation Team in Conjuction with Sard Verbinnen & Co.
When/Where:
May 2, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New York, NY
By:
  • Dechert's Litigation Team 
  • Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Speakers:
  • Hector Gonzalez
  • David N. Kelley
  • Rebecca Kahan Waldman
  • Brandy Bergman
Credit:
  • New York: This transitional and non-transitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1 credit hour, of which 1 credit hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement.
  • New Jersey: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law, municipal court law, and/or matrimonial law.
  • Pennsylvania: Dechert LLP is a Pennsylvania approved CLE provider. This program has been approved for 1 hour of ethics credits in Pennsylvania.
  • Connecticut: This program has been approved for a total of 1 credit hour in Connecticut of which 1 credit hours can be applied towards ethics/professionalism.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

May 15: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences #MCLE

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences
When/Where:
May 15, 2017
Noon EST
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 CA, WA; for other states consult your regulators.
By:
Legal Advantage.
More:
http://legaladvantage.net/CLE/Life-Science

May 17: Webcast - Spotlight on Conflicts of Interest #MCLE

Join J. Calhoun Watson, Member of Sowell Gray located in Columbia, South Carolina, and Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective, as they provide valuable insights on conflicts of interest. This webinar is back by popular demand and will provide tips on how to avoid conflicts of interests and discuss what actions to consider should a conflict arise. The webinar will also include a review of applicable ethics rules.
Title:
Spotlight on Conflicts of Interest
When/Where:
May 17, 2017
12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • J. Calhoun Watson, Member of Sowell Gray located in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective
CLE credit:
Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states.
By:
Attorney Protective
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