Monday, March 23, 2015

April 2: Cleveland - Can Jurors Understand the Mental State Categories Employed in the Criminal Law?

Kenneth W. Simons
Title:
Can Jurors Understand the Mental State Categories Employed in the Criminal Law?
When/Where:
Thursday, April 2, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(Moot Court Room)
Speaker:
Kenneth W. Simons is Professor of Law and the Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law at Boston University School of Law, where he has taught Criminal Law, Torts, Constitutional Law, and seminars on the Law and Ethics of War, the Philosophy of Punishment, and the Idea of Equality. He is currently co-Reporter of the Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons. He is a leading scholar on the topic of assumption of risk in tort law, and has published an influential series of articles on the nature and role of mental states in criminal law, tort, and constitutional law. He also has written widely on bias crimes, contributory negligence, corrective justice, the logic of egalitarian norms, mistake and impossibility in criminal law, negligence as a moral and legal concept, and strict liability.
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Credit:
1 free pending
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 31: NYC + Philadelphia - Expert Depositions

The purpose of this class is to prepare the participants for what has become probably the most important aspect of contemporary litigation - the deposition of expert witnesses: your own and the other side's.
Title:
Expert Depositions
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
March 31, 2015
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • New York via video conference
Speaker:
Joseph K. Hetrick
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge

April 22: Chicago - Appellate Procedure #MCLE


Decalogue Society of Lawyers

"Justice, Justice shalt thou pursue"

Preregistration required; seats are limited.
Title:
Appellate Procedure
When/Where:
April 22, 2015
12:15-1:15pm
134 North LaSalle, Room 775
Chicago, IL
Speaker:
Justice Stuart E. Palmer
By:
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Credit:
1 Hour CLE credit
Cost:
Free
More:
http://www.decaloguesociety.org/Pages/LegalEducation.aspx

April 8: Cleveland - Cleveland's Consent Decree - The Path Forward #MCLE

Join the Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, ACLU of Ohio, and the Cleveland–Marshall College of Law and Alumni Association for a discussion featuring Carole Rendon, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Professor David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Our guests will focus their remarks on the consent decree being negotiated between the Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland. In so doing, they will discuss the consent-degree-negotiation process, explore the hot-button issues at the center of those negotiations, and, based on successful and unsuccessful consent decrees instituted in other cities, discuss how to create effective and enforceable solutions to the problems identified in the DOJ’s investigation.
Title:
Cleveland's Consent Decree - The Path Forward
Cleveland, OHWhen/Where:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Moot Court Room
1801 Euclid Avenue
Speakers:
  • Carole Rendon, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Professor David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Moderator: Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
CLE credit of 1.0 hours is pending for this event.
Cost:
Free
More Information And Registration

Saturday, March 21, 2015

May 11-14: Seattle - Judging Hillis, Clark, Martin & Peterson Appellate Advocacy Competition #MCLE Credit

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. For your service as a judge, you may receive free CLE credits.
Title:
Judging Hillis, Clark, Martin & Peterson Appellate Advocacy Competition
When/Where:
Monday, May 11, 2015 through Thursday, May 14, 2015
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.
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

April 2: Web - Ethics of Using Technology to Market Your Law Firm

With changes to technology and the model rules it is important that you understand both what techniques you should be using to drive business to your law firm and the ethical implications of those tactics. From establishing your website, rating sites like Avvo and Yelp, mobile technologies, and new online advertising opportunities – we are going to dive into the best strategies you can use ethically.
Title:
Ethics of Using Technology to Market Your Law Firm
When/Where:
April 2, 2015
10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Jabez LeBret, CIO, Get Noticed Get Found, Inc.
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
  • Ethics Credit 1.0 Hour in CA and PA
  • This course material has received previous MCLE accreditation in the following states and may be available for reciprocal credit: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MA, MO, NB, NM, NV, OH, PA, TN, WY
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
More Information And Registration

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

April 4: Seattle - Working To Deadline: A Lawyer Making His Last Years Count

Bob Dickerson
What lawyer wants to "die at your desk", with your only legacy a pile of paperwork completed?

Attorney Bob Dickerson, longtime member of the World Peace Through Law Section, faced this issue when his doctor said he had inoperable cancer. Given 1-20 years to live, Bob reevaluated his life and career, and put his time and skills into public service.

Along the way, he's had a good time, made a decent living, and picked up a few tips on how to "do well while doing good".

Bob's going to share what he's learned ... and is still learning ... Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10am. You are invited!
Title:
Working To Deadline: A Lawyer Making His Last Years Count
When/Where:
Saturday, April 4, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Doors open 9:30 - come early and mingle!
Fifth Floor Conference Room
Wilson Smith Cochran & Dickerson
901 Fifth Ave
Seattle, WA
PreRegister:
http://tinyurl.com/bob-april4
CLE Credit:
To Be Applied For. Not Guaranteed. But Then, What Is?
Cost:
Pay It Forward.
NOTES:
"I learned to use my voice to change the world... Don’t be sitting in the bleachers at this historic moment."
— Bob Dickerson, RESULTS volunteer

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Webcast - Best Practices in Biotechnology Prior Art Searching

Title:
Best Practices in Biotechnology Prior Art Searching
When/Where:
April 20, 2015
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:
  • 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.
Speaker:
  • Arvind Viswanathan & 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, FL, TX, WA; Some other states may grant credit upon application.
More:
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Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences
When/Where:
April 13, 2015
12:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
This program runs monthly
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 FL, TX, WA; some other states may allow credit on self-application.
By:
Legal Advantage.
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April 14: NYC+Philadelphia - Daubert Motions

This program will address:
  • The importance of Daubert motions in today's litigation;
  • What is the law on permissible expert testimony; and
  • Drafting motions to exclude experts or in defense of your own experts.
Title:
Daubert Motions
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
April 14, 2015
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA via videoconference
Speaker:
Joseph K. Hetrick
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge