Wednesday, November 22, 2017

December 18: Better Serving Older or Disabled Veterans: A Special Session on the Intersections between Veterans Benefits, Social Security, and Medicaid


Well over one-half of the American Veteran population is elderly or disabled and entitled to a wide-range of government benefits— from income to health care to in-home services. These benefits can help a veteran and their family stave off poverty, prolong independence, and receive the supportive services they need to thrive. Yet, while many elder law, disability rights, and benefits practitioners are versed in Social Security and Medicaid, few attorneys are aware of how these benefits intersect with benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As part of PLI’s Advocating for Veterans series, this free half-day session will empower practitioners with the tools they need to maximize their Veteran clients’ income and well-being, and to better meet their health care and long-term needs. More specifically, expert veterans and government benefits attorneys will provide practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ lesser known Non-Service-Connected Pension benefit and break down the interplay between VA Benefits, Social Security benefits, Medicaid, and In-Home Supportive Services.
What You Will Learn
  • How to determine whether a Veteran is eligible for VA Non-Service-Connected Pension, including how to reduce a Veteran’s countable income in order to ensure entitlement and maximize income
  • How VA Benefits and Social Security benefits intersect, including how they offset one another, the main differences between VA Non-Service-Connected Pension and SSI, and the impact of VA Non-Service-Connected Pension on SSI
  • How to prolong a Veteran’s independence by using VA Non-Service-Connected Pension with or without In-Home Supportive Services to pay for in-home care and assisted living
  • How to expand a Veteran’s long-term care options using VA Benefits, Medicaid, and In Home Supportive Services
Who Should Attend
  • Attorneys and advocates that work with or are interested in serving American Veterans will benefit from this program.
  • Elder law, disability rights advocates, and government benefits advocates may find the session particularly applicable to their practice areas.
  • IMPORTANT! If you are a VA-accredited attorney and have already completed the VA’s initial CLE requirement, this program may satisfy the VA’s continuing CLE requirement to maintain accreditation. 
Title:
Better Serving Older or Disabled Veterans: A Special Session on the Intersections between Veterans Benefits, Social Security, and Medicaid
When/Where:
December 18, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
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Credit:
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

December 5: Employee Handbooks for 2018

2018 is weeks away - are you prepared? Give us 30 minutes - we’ll give you a roadmap to handbook and policy changes for the new year.
Title:
Employee Handbooks for 2018
When/Where:
Tue, December 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PST
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By:
Miller Law Group
Credit:
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

November: Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles

According to the Pew Research Center, 73% of online adults use at least one social media platform. That number grows daily. Learn how to apply evidentiary principles to this medium, discover and build sound strategies to uncover sources and results on an electronic legal research platform and stay up to date on the trends in social media as well as the social media activities of key players in cases as well as gain an understanding of how social media has taken such an important role in society
Title:
Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
When/Where:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions




December 7: Working the Web: Delivering Legal Services Online

E-commerce has exploded over the last 15 years, and this trend is finally finding its way to the law. This webinar is designed to help lawyers and law firms understand the primary ethics issues that may arise when selling or delivering legal services online. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn:
  • Online advertising and fee-splitting: A review of the first amendment considerations and limitations surrounding online referrals.
  • The ethics of online Q&A: How does answering questions online from people who may be out-of-state mesh with state-based practice limitations?
  • Online “deals” and unbundled services: To what extent do online deals or other unbundled offers implicate ethics rules around advertising, trust accounts, excessive fees, conflicts and the duty of competence?
  • Technology & security: What special considerations around technology and cloud-based applications are in play when serving clients online?
Title:
Working the Web: Delivering Legal Services Online
When/Where:
December 7, 2017
10am PT / 1pm ET
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Speaker:
Josh King
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, NV, PA, TX, OH, WA and NY.
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 17+30: 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

https://www.lexisnexis.com/university/Course.aspx?classInfo=Crs~686~33222&str=t
When/Where:
Webcast - register now!
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

November 28: It's All About the Relationship: Becoming an Effective Counselor at Law

Law is often taught as a series of topics, like torts, contract, constitutional law, etc. That approach emphasizes the theory of law, but not the practice of it. The practice of law is all about the relationships we form — with our clients, with colleagues, with our families. The psychological challenges that arise in legal practice are rarely the result of a cognitive challenge in understanding the principles of law that are at stake. Rather, the challenges arise from the emotional stress we feel from the difficult relationships we sometimes have to endure. And the rewards of legal practice often come from the supportive and compassionate relationships from which we benefit..

Title:
It's All About the Relationship: Becoming an Effective Counselor at Law
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
November 28, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:35 PM
Speaker:
Duncan Holloman – M.FA., J.D., Ph.D., Seattle
By:
  • WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
  • Sponsored by ALPS
Credits:
1.5
Cost:
Free to all WSBA members.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

December 7: 2017 eDiscovery Case Law Review: Sanctions, Security and SCOTUS on Spoliation

December 7, 2017
11:00 am
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In modern legal practice, the difference between success and failure often boils down to the ability to navigate and make sense of data. To that end, the legal profession in 2017 was largely shaped by major developments in data and legal technology, from the way in which discovery sanctions were adjudicated to news-making data breaches, such as the so-called “Paradise Papers,” where the hacking of a major law firm exposed illicit tax-sheltering practices of many of the firm’s clients. Over the course of a tumultuous year, legal professionals confronted the specter of cybercrime, a shifting of judicial views on how (and how hard) evidentiary penalties should be imposed, and the fact that the demise of a client’s case -- or a fruitful career -- can arise from a simple failure to understand how modern tech works. The Supreme Court, in the high-profile Goodyear decision, even got in on the action.
Join a panel of experts, including federal judges, as we glean practical guidance from the most important cases and developments of 2017.
Cases reviewed include:
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, No. 15-1406 (U.S. Apr. 18, 2017): When does a court’s inherent power to sanction cross the line?
  • Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Pyle, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138039 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 28, 2017): Non-party sanctioned under Rule 37(e) for loss of cell phone information. 
  • Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., No. 1:15cv00057 (W.D. Va. Oct. 2, 2017): Should privilege be waived due to inappropriate use of a file-sharing site? 
  • N.M. Oncology & Hematology Consultants v. Presbyterian Healthcare Servs., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130959 (D.N.M. Aug. 16, 2017): Should sanctions be levied for giving employees discretion to preserve emails? 
  • Bailey v. Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, No. CV 16-2195(ADS)(AKT), 2017 WL 2616957 (E.D.N.Y. June 16, 2017): Expensive discovery persuades court to split costs, and penalize counsel, in light of lopsided ESI agreement.
Title:
By:
Logikcull
Speakers:
Attorney Michael Simon and a panel of judges.
Credit:
You will have to apply for CLE credit with your jurisdiction.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Law Firm Digital Audit Offer

4 Free CLE has partnered with Lightpost Digital to offer a free digital audit of your practice. This includes a 45 minute consultation with Evan Larkin, an expert in digital marketing, currently serving as the Director of Marketing for national CLE provider LexVid Services, Inc. and Digital Director at Lightpost Digital.
Evan will provide you with an expert overview of your practice online, and show you if your practice is reaching the potential clients it should be. Evan will evaluate these key factors for your practice:

1. Website setup, mobile-friendliness, navigation & page layout
2. Website speed & load time
3. SEO quality
4. Listings audit
5. Search ranking.

You will receive a proprietary 5-point digital audit of your practice that will show you why you are, or are not gaining clients online, and plus a game plan on how to reach more people looking for attorneys in your practice areas. Evan will review your digital audit with you and answer any related marketing questions you may have.

Contact Evan Larkin at 760-740-0040 or email him at Evan@lightpostdigital.com. Mention you're from 4FreeCLE to receive 10% off any marketing services offered by Lightpost Digital!
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November 8: Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine REVISITED

The TASA Group, in conjunction with podiatry expert Dr. Aprajita Nakra, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Foot and Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Aprajita will discuss:
  • Legality of foot and ankle pathology
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Expectations of the “expert”
  • Significance of the diabetic foot
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Title:
Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine REVISITED
When/Where:
November 8, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dr. Aprajita Nakra is a board-certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon. She is the president of the Arizona State Physicians Association and is also the medical director at Advanced Ankle and Foot which is located in Gilbert, Arizona. Dr. Nakra is an editor, instructor, lecturer and speaker.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, IL, MO, PA, and WI.
Cost:
Free.
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