Thursday, April 24, 2014

May 8: Seattle - Tribal Jurisdiction: Tribal Law and Order Act (2010) and Violence Against Women Act (2013)

In 2013 Congress passed legislation restoring tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit domestic violence crime within Indian reservations. The statute was passed after Congress reviewed extensive evidence of the epidemic of crime that was not being prosecuted by state or federal authorities. This presentation will explain the nature of tribal powers in the criminal law area, and their relationship to state and federal authority.
Title:
Tribal Jurisdiction: Tribal Law and Order Act (2010) and Violence Against Women Act (2013)
When/Where:
May 8, 2014
3:30 - 4 p.m. Registration
4 - 5 p.m. CLE Seminar
Century Square, Alki Room
1501 4th Ave.
Seattle
Speaker:
Professor Robert Anderson - Native American Law Center at UW Law School, Seattle
By:
WSBA World Peace Through Law Section
Credits:
Approved for 1 general CLE credit
Cost:
World Peace Through Law Section Members: $0 (discount will be reflected at checkout)
Active Attorneys/Non-World Peace Through Law Section Members: $25
Law Students: $10 (After adding seminar to cart, enter promo code LSN3 and click checkout)
Register to attend this seminar.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

May 29: Houston - Understanding the Mexican Energy Reform Seminar

On December 12, 2013 , the Mexican Congress approved the most ambitious energy reform since the oil industry nationalized in 1938. However, the key to the successful opening of Mexico's oil and gas industry lies in close attention to the details of its implementation (currently in process) and will largely depend of the effectiveness, strength, and transparency of the Mexican institutions and regulators. Please join Thompson & Knight for a lunch presentation in which we will address the key details and timing of the Mexican Energy Reform, and what the upcoming changes may mean for potential operators, partners, and/or investors in offshore and onshore developments.
Title:
Understanding the Mexican Energy Reform Seminar
When/Where:
Thursday, May 29, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thompson & Knight LLP
333 Clay Street, 33rd Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
Register Today
Cost:
There is no cost to attend.
Credit:
CLE/CPE credit is pending approval.
By:
Thompson & Knight LLP

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

May 28: Stillwater, MN - Detecting and Prosecuting Elder Abuse in Minnesota

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:
Detecting and Prosecuting Elder Abuse in Minnesota
When/Where:
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
May 28, 2014
Rm LL14, Washington County Government Center
Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Speakers:
Tara Patet, City Attorney, City of St. Paul
By:
Washington County Law Library
Credit:
One standard CLE Credit approved: 190387.
Cost:
Free!
More:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1059

Monday, April 21, 2014

May 1: San Francisco - Restorative Justice and Our Communities: A Panel Discussion #MCLE

“Restorative justice” is a term frequently used to describe alternatives to our traditional juvenile and criminal justice systems and school discipline processes. But are the alternatives being implemented really “restorative”? What impacts are they having on our communities and on the individuals who participate in them? How have they served to redress the harms caused to victims and society as a whole? This panel features perspectives from lawyers on the front lines of the restorative justice movement and debate.
Title:
Restorative Justice and Our Communities:  A Panel Discussion
When/Where:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arnold & Porter LLP
Three Embarcadero Center 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speakers:

  • sujatha baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Katherine Miller, Chief of Alternative Programs & Initiatives, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
  • Moderated by: Ben Berkowitz, Partner, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Introductory remarks by: 
    • Alex Busansky, President, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
    • Greta S. Hansen, Lead Deputy, Social Justice & Impact Litigation Section, Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office.

By:

  • The Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society 
  • the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Credit:
The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
Cost:
Free
Lunch Provided Courtesy of Arnold & Porter LLP.
More Information And Registration

Saturday, April 19, 2014

May 5: Webcast - Best Practices in Patent Illustration #MCLE

This course provides:
  • Techniques that reduce examiner confusion 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.
Title:
When/Where:
May 5. 2014
12:00 PM EST
Webinar
Prior Registration Highly Recommended To Ensure Seating!
Speaker: 
Legal Advantage's Hal Pieroway has been conducting webinars focusing on these critical areas over the last year. Coming from industrial design and product design backgrounds, he also 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. Patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals will find these webinars very useful and will be able to manage their patent prosecution in a more effective and efficient way.
Credit:
  • 1 Hour in AR, CA, FL, ME, MO, MS, MT, NM, NV, OH, UT, VA, VT, WA.
  • Other States: consult your credit-granting authority.

May 21: Chicago - Guardianships #MCLE


Decalogue Society of Lawyers

"Justice, Justice shalt thou pursue"

Preregistration required; seats are limited.
Title:
Guardianships
When/Where:
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
12:30-1:30pm
134 N LaSalle, Suite 775
Chicago, IL.
Speaker:
Chuck Aron
By:
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Credit:
1 Hour CLE credit
Cost:
Free

April 28-30: St. Paul - Three One-Hour Free CLE

This series of three one-hour CLEs includes:
  • DISCHARGING TAXES IN A CHAPTER 7 CASE INSOLVENCY AND DEBT FORGIVENESS TAX ISSUES IN A CHAPTER 7 CASE (April 28). This course covers the ability to discharge taxes in a chapter 7 case in the chapter 7 process. What are the rules? What taxes can be discharged? What about debt forgiveness and when is forgiven debt taxed? And, if you are actively engaged in bankruptcy practice, beware! Should your client elect a short tax year? 
  • BIAS AND THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT (April 29). This course covers the topic of Elimination of Bias and the application of Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct. Which rules apply to elimination of bias, and what conduct is sanctioned. Historical cases will be reviewed and discussion of various situations for the application of the MRPC along with freedom of speech will be discussed. 
  • CHAPTER 13 AND THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS (April 30). This course covers the utilization of a chapter 13 case filing to stop foreclosures. Eligibility for chapter 13, coordination with the foreclosure process, notifications and likelihood of plan confirmation will be covered. Comparison of chapter 13 to chapter 11 will be discussed.
Title:
Three One-Hour CLE
  • DISCHARGING TAXES IN A CHAPTER 7 CASE INSOLVENCY AND DEBT FORGIVENESS TAX ISSUES IN A CHAPTER 7 CASE
    Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:15-10:15 AM
  • BIAS AND THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:15-10:15 AM
  • CHAPTER 13 AND THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:15-10:15 AM
When/Where:
Monday, April 28: 9:15 AM (9:00 Registration)
Tuesday, April 29: 9:15 AM (9:00 Registration)
Wednesday, April 30: 9:15 AM (9:00 Registration)
Community Meeting Room
Lower Level, Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103
Credit:
One Minnesota Credit Applied For, each program (three credits available)
  • Discharging Taxes. Minnesota and Iowa: 1 standard CLE credit applied for. (Minnesota Event Code 190655, Iowa Activity Number 140629).
  • Bias and the Rules: Minnesota and Iowa: 1 standard CLE credit applied for. (Minnesota Event Code 190656, Iowa Activity Number 140612).
  • Foreclosure. Minnesota and Iowa: 1 standard credit applied for. (Minnesota Event Code 190657, Iowa Activity Number 140631).

Speakers:
  • Mitchell R. Hadler is a private practitioner working with individuals. He does not represent institutional clients. Mr. Hadler attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 1979 and was admitted to practice in Minnesota that year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts of Minnesota and the Northern District of California. He maintains offices in Minnesota and California. He has presented education programs related to tax, bankruptcy and foreclosure before California realtors and California Enrolled Agents. Mr. Hadler presents programs on general legal topics, ethics and professional responsibility and elimination of bias. The courses are designed to illustrate substantive law issues and provide practice pointers.
  • The program moderator is Richard P. Clem, an attorney and continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Minnesota. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for 25 years. He has a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul and a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota. His reported cases include: Asociacion Nacional de Pescadores a Pequena Escala o Artesanales de Colombia v. Dow Quimica de Colombia, 988 F.2d 559, rehearing denied, 5 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1041 (1994); LaMott v. Apple Valley Health Care Center, 465 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991); Abo el Ela v. State, 468 N.W.2d 580 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991). You can visit his websites at richardclem.com and w0is.com and his blog at OneTubeRadio.com.
By:
Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

April 30: Webcast - Intellectual Property as Business Asset—Where Is the Value and How Do You Find It? #MCLE

The constantly changing landscape of intellectual property law is dizzying, but the answer to the fundamental question of where is the value of intellectual property—and how do you find it—is always at the back of our minds. This presentation will review, considering the current state of the law, where the value of intellectual property is found, or not found, and will provide suggestions on determining whether a business, or its products and services, could benefit from intellectual property protection.
During the webinar, we will discuss these topics and more:
  • What do patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights protect?
  • What kinds of intellectual property are valuable, and why?
  • What kinds of enterprises realize substantial economic value from intellectual property, and why?
  • How do you determine whether a product or service should be protected with intellectual property?
Title: 
Intellectual Property as Business Asset—Where Is the Value and How Do You Find It?
When/Where: 
April 30, 2014
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speaker: 
Fitch Even partner Karl R. Fink
Presented by: 
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit: 
1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
Cost: 
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

May 15: Dallas - Understanding the Mexican Energy Reform Seminar

On December 12, 2013 , the Mexican Congress approved the most ambitious energy reform since the oil industry nationalized in 1938. However, the key to the successful opening of Mexico's oil and gas industry lies in close attention to the details of its implementation (currently in process) and will largely depend of the effectiveness, strength, and transparency of the Mexican institutions and regulators. Please join Thompson & Knight for a lunch presentation in which we will address the key details and timing of the Mexican Energy Reform, and what the upcoming changes may mean for potential operators, partners, and/or investors in offshore and onshore developments.
Title:
Understanding the Mexican Energy Reform Seminar
When/Where:
Thursday, May 15, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thompson & Knight LLP
1722 Routh Street, 15th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75201
Register Today
Cost:
There is no cost to attend.
Credit:
CLE/CPE credit is pending approval.
By:
Thompson & Knight LLP

April 23: Stillwater, MN - Criminal Expungement in Minnesota: An update


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:
Criminal Expungement in Minnesota: An update
When/Where:
April 23, 2014
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Speaker:
Shawn Betts, Esq.
Law Office of Shawn M. Betts
By:
Washington County Law Library
Credit:
One standard CLE Credit approved: 190300
Cost:
Free!
More:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1059