Thursday, December 18, 2014

January 20: Minneapolis - Searching WestlawNext

The Hennepin County Law Library offers training on using technology to find law and legal materials.
  • Hands-on training from a West instructor
  • Focus on databases available in HCLL
  • Focus on finding information
  • Register Online or call 612-348-3024.
Title:
Searching WestlawNext
When/Where:
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
24th floor of the Courts Tower in the Hennepin County Government Center.
300 S 6th St‎
Minneapolis, MN 55487
By:
Hennepin County Law Library
Cost:
There is no charge for HCLL subscribers. Find out about becoming a subscriber.
Credit:
1 hour CLE credit
Upcoming Programs in 2015:
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

January 22: NYC - Distressed Real Estate and Bankruptcy - Part 3

This course will examine the following topics:

  1. Bankruptcy Code Section 506(a) and determination of secured status.
  2. Bankruptcy Code Section 506(a) and valuation of secured claim.
  3. Bankruptcy Code Section 506(b) and post petition interest.
  4. Strip off and Chapter 7.
  5. Bankruptcy Code Section 1111(b) election.
  6. Bankruptcy Code Section 1104(a) and the Appointment of a Chapter 11 Trustee.
  7. Bankruptcy Code Section 1104(c) and the Appointment of an Examiner.
  8. Bankruptcy Code Section 1112 and the Grounds for Conversion or Dismissal of a Chapter 11 case.
  9. Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction.

Title:
Distressed Real Estate and Bankruptcy - Part 3
When/Where:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bank of America
114 West 47th Street, 12th Floor (US Trust Bldg)
New York, NY 10036
Speaker:
By:
National Law Institute
Credit:
NJ, NY
Cost:
Free.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

January 21: San Francisco - Introduction to Family Law Training

Our Family Law Project assists individuals, families with children or families with domestic violence in matters including marital dissolutions, child custody, child support, restraining orders, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, powers of attorney and probate litigation. This is a full-scope project in which the volunteer can take the case from start to finish. Depending on the circumstances of each case, cases can last for weeks, months or even years. Before you volunteer with this project, we ask that you attend this free MCLE training session.
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys who will go over the volunteer procedures as well as the forms for completing a simple divorce. The substantive portion of the training must be viewed ahead of time on the Practising Law Institute’s Web site. For more information on how to view this webcast and attend our live training, please email probono@sfbar.org or by phone at 415-782-8996.
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Introduction to Family Law Training
When/Where:
January 21, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers:
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
1 Hour
Cost:
Free to volunteers
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January 15: NYC - A Guide to IRC 1031 tax Deferred Exchanges #MCLE

This class provides both newly admitted and more experienced practitioners with a comprehensive review of IRC 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges and the role that statute plays in real estate transactions that utilize this tax deferral strategy including discussions of the statutory history of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges, reasons for employing IRC 1031, in-depth discussion of the definition of "like-kind exchange" and its treatment by the IRS, Tenant-In-Common properties, REITs, treatment of vacation and second homes under IRC 1031, forward exchanges, reverse exchanges, and an in-depth discussion of the mechanics of properly conducting a tax deferred exchange under IRC 1031 including required and recommended documentation and the role of both the attorney and Qualified Intermediary in the transaction.
Title:

A Guide to IRC 1031 tax Deferred Exchanges
When/Where:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bank of America
114 West 47th Street, 12th Floor (US Trust Bldg)
New York, NY 10036
Speaker:
  • Matthew Scheriff, CPA
  • Todd Pajonas, Esq.
By:
National Law Institute
Credit:
NJ, NY
Cost:
Free.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

January 20: San Francisco - Housing Negotiation Project Training

JDC's Housing Negotiation Project is a limited-scope project providing representation to individuals and families facing eviction. Representation is limited to settlement conferences only. HNP is the first pro bono project of its kind, and is a project in which every single person in need of representation has a pro bono attorney. Volunteer shifts are Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. During one shift, a volunteer will represent one to three clients. It is an excellent opportunity to get valuable negotiation experience without a large time commitment. Volunteers must attend our free CLE training before volunteering for this project. After attending the training, we ask our volunteers commit to 4 afternoon sessions within 6 months.

Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Housing Negotiation Project Training
When/Where:
January 20, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers:
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
2 Hours
Cost:
Free to volunteers
More Information And Registration

Monday, December 15, 2014

January 22: Webcast - OFAC Compliance: New Sanctions and Corporate Risks

Description:
Navigating the quagmire of regulations governing international financial dealings can be daunting and costly. One wrong step involving a sanctioned country, entity or individual can land your company or your client in hot water with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Wrong moves resulted in more than $1 billion in OFAC civil penalties in 2014.
Our panel of legal experts will explain best practices for a comprehensive compliance program. Key topics to be discussed include sanctions related to terrorism and financial intelligence.
  • OFAC — where it has been and where regulations are headed
  • What sanctions enforcement means to your clients
  • OFAC’s sanctions enforcement options
  • Types of conduct and the level of enforcement they generate
  • How civil penalties are calculated
  • The impact of emerging areas of sanctions, including Iran and Russia
  • The insurance industry’s risk profile
  • How sanctions affect insurance coverage and claims.
Title:
OFAC Compliance: New Sanctions and Corporate Risks
When/Where:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
2 P.M. ET (11 A.M. PT)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
David J. Brummond, Of Counsel, DLA Piper, Washington, DC
Adam Smith, Senior Advisor to the OFAC Director, Washington, DC
Credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, 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, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
By:
LexisNexis.
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January 20: San Francisco - Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training


JDC's full scope Eviction Defense Project provides representation to clients during their eviction proceedings. These cases provide excellent litigation experience as the procedures are the same as those involved in business litigation-discovery, motions, settlement, and trial-on a more manageable level. Before you volunteer with this project, we ask that you attend this free MCLE training session.
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorney who will go over the volunteer procedures as well as the different types of cases we place with volunteers. The substantive portion of the training must be viewed ahead of time on the Practising Law Institute’s Web site. For more information on how to view this webcast and attend our live training, please email probono@sfbar.org or call 415-782-8996
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training
When/Where:
January 20, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers:
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
1 Hour
Cost:
Free to volunteers
More Information And Registration

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 16: Seattle - Ethics in International Dual-Jurisdictional Practice

Join Professor John Strait as he discusses various ethical issues attorneys may encounter in the course of practicing law internationally. Professor Strait will be addressing ethical issues in a various contexts, including cross-border transactions and international arbitration and litigation. Section members are encouraged to submit their own issues or questions in advance of the program.
Title:
Ethics in International Dual-Jurisdictional Practice
When/Where:
December 16, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 3rd Ave Ste 2200
Seattle, WA 98101-3047
CLE Credits:
Ethics: 1.50
Cost:

  • International Practice Section Members: $0 (discount applied at checkout)
  • Active Attorneys/non-section members: $25
  • Law Students: $15

By:
WSBA International Practice Section
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Friday, December 12, 2014

January 15: Webcast - Being Smart With Social Media

Josh King, Avvo’s General Counsel, will cover the latest decisions and opinions surrounding social media and the ethics rules governing legal marketing. Examples will be included highlighting the most effective - and ethical - ways lawyers can use social media to develop business, as well as a number of ways that social media is often misused by attorneys.
 Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn:
  • The difference between inbound and outbound marketing - and why it's critical to understanding ethical use of social media.
  • How the rules governing attorney marketing are limited by the First Amendment.
  • Why professionalism is of paramount importance in a world of easy, ubiquitous communication.
Title:
Being Smart With Social Media
When/Where:
Thursday January 15, 2015
10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King, Avvo’s General Counsel,
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, TX, WA (WA MCLE ID 384506)
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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December 17+24+31: Webcast - See Through the Fog - eFiling & eService in San Francisco

Title:
See Through the Fog - eFiling & eService in San Francisco
Description:
This one hour training session walks you through all the steps necessary in order to eFile and eServe your documents in San Francisco Superior Court.
When/Where:
  • December 17, 2014 - 11AM PST
  • December 24, 2014 - 11AM PST
  • December 31, 2014 - 11AM PST
  • Other Dates: Approximately weekly through 1st Quarter 2015
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Credit:
1 credit (California)
By:
OneLegal Online Court Services
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