Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TODAY'S WEBCAST - Wading in Troubled Waters: Supporting the Work of International Criminal Court (ICC) Through Domestic Legal Institutions in Africa

This lecture explores an interesting phenomenon in Africa’s relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is the apparent discord between the external policy agenda espoused by political leaders, and the seemingly grounded support for the ICC and the international criminal processes by internal legal institutions in most African states.
It argues that whereas in their collective African leaders have condemned the ICC and are actively seeking ways of curtailing its authority to deal with powerful political figures across the continent, their desire to disengage completely from the ICC will probably be difficult to attain. The paper suggests that making assumptions about Africa’s relationship with the ICC based solely on the rhetoric of political leaders and the tantrums of the African Union (AU) may be less useful than eliciting insights on how modern domestic legal institutions that have aligned themselves with principles of international criminal justice but function within the constraints of political power may become key to ending impunity in the continent. Based on Kenya’s recent experiences with the ICC, the paper analyses the role and influence of domestic legal structures in this regard. It does so by, evaluating the success or otherwise of the political and legal efforts to disengage from ICC and withdraw from the Rome Statute, highlighting the point of convergence of ideas/roles of domestic legal institutions and the ICC evident in recently enacted laws/treaties as well as jurisprudence, and interrogating the responsibility African states as members of the international community and forecasting some of the possibilities that exist for strengthening their participation in the international system and bolstering the fight against impunity.
Title:
Wading in Troubled Waters: Supporting the Work of International Criminal Court (ICC) Through Domestic Legal Institutions in Africa
When/Where:
September 2, 2015
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. EST
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Professor Laurence Juma
Speaker:
Laurence Juma is a Professor of International Law and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law, Rhodes University, South Africa, and a Professorial Fellow, Centre for Jurisprudence and Constitutional Studies, Kabarak University, Kenya. Prior to his current posts, he has been an academic member of the Faculties of Law of Nairobi University, National University of Lesotho, and Fort Hare University. Professor Juma has taught a variety of undergraduate and post graduate law courses in his career. These include customary law, property law, international human rights law, constitutional law, public international law and international humanitarian law. He has also supervised Masters and doctoral thesis on topics related to international law, international humanitarian law, human rights and customary law. His current research interests are in the area of human rights, conflict studies, humanitarian law and international law.
By:
The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center,
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
  • Ohio: 1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
  • Other Jurisdictions: Consult your credit-granting authority.
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

October 6: Cleveland - Criminal Justice Forum #MCLE

Talk it over with Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, author of Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and RedemptionBook signing to follow in atrium.
Title:
Criminal Justice Forum
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speakers:
Jennifer Thompson-Cannino.
Credit:
1.0 pending
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
Cost:
Free
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September 10: Webcast - Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age

Title:
Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age
When/Where:
September 10, 2015
6 pm EST
Webcast - Register Now!
This program repeats:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Ethics: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas (pending), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (LN applies only if a WA Attorney attends), West Virginia, Wisconsin (pending).
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Lexvid: Ohio Courses are Currently Free

Ohio attorneys must earn 24 credits every two years, of which 12 may be online.
Lexvid.com lets them fulfill all 12 of their allowed online CLE for free. 
I have no idea how their business model works, but LexVid’s top courses have been accredited, with more to be added soon. See these courses listed in order of popularity below. Sign up and get all of your Ohio credits for free.
Title:
Ohio Courses are Currently Free
When/Where:
Anytime
At http://www.lexvid.com/free/ohio-cle
Speakers:
Various
By:
Lexvid
Credits:

  • Up to 12 for credit.
  • You an watch more for educational purposes
Cost:
Free


September 22: NYC+Philadelphia - Appellate Issues #MCLE

The purpose of this class will be to sensitize participants to various appeals-related issues, so that participants are aware of key aspects of appellate procedures and general strategies for appellate advocacy.
Title:
Appellate Issues
When/Where:
September 22, 2015
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Live Location: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Locations: New York, NY
Speakers:
  • Joseph K. Hetrick
  • Jennings F. Durand
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
Cost:
No charge

Sunday, August 30, 2015

September 16: Boston, Charlotte, DC, LA,Mountain View, NYC, Philadelphia, Princeton, San Francisco,- What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Recent Supreme Court Cases

In today's competitive legal market, clients value attorneys who provide advice on developments in the law that are likely to impact their businesses, and there is no institution in the country that impacts the legal landscape like the U.S. Supreme Court. In this seminar, a panel of Dechert attorneys consisting of former Supreme Court clerks and experienced Supreme Court litigators will discuss the significance of the most noteworthy recent decisions from the 2014 term and cases before the Court in the 2015 term. The panel will provide practical advice on how to address the impact of these decisions for your clients.
Title:
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Recent Supreme Court Cases
When/Where:
September 16, 2015
4:00-5:30 pm ET / 3:00-4:30 pm CT / 1:00-2:30 pm PT.
Live Seminar Locations:

  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC

Videoconference Locations:

  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mountain View, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA

Speakers:
  • Steven G. Bradbury
  • G. Eric Brunstad, Jr.
  • Steven A. Engel
  • Paul C. Kingsbery
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending for CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX.
Cost:
No charge

September 8: Apple Valley, MN - Don’t be scared, It’s just science #MCLE

The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association (FDBA)offer monthly free Continuing Legal Education sessions. You do not have to be a FDBA member to attend.
Title:

Don’t be scared, It’s just science
When/Where:
Sept. 8, 2015
8-9 a.m.
Dakota County Law Library
Apple Valley, MN
Speakers:
First District Public Defender’s Brenda Lightbody and Erin Carey (Hastings/Chaska)
By:
Dakota County Law Library
Credit:
1 Standard CLE credit will be applied for.
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September 17: Webcast - Legal and Policy Approaches to Improve Oral Health

Oral health is critical to overall health. Untreated dental problems in children may result in attention deficits, trouble in school, and problems sleeping and eating. For adults, poor oral health may contribute to difficulty obtaining a job and forming relationships. Poor oral health is also associated with a number of diseases, including diabetes, stroke and respiratory disease. The burden of oral disease is unequally distributed, with minorities and low-income people significantly more likely to report oral health problems. This webinar examines legal and policy approaches to improve oral health, including community water fluoridation, access to care for low-income populations, and expanded scope of practice for dental auxiliaries.
Title:
Legal and Policy Approaches to Improve Oral Health
When/Where:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
1 – 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Webcast - register now!
Speakers:

  • Matt Jacobs, Director of Communications and Outreach, Children’s Dental Health Project
  • Jane Perkins, J.D., M.P.H., Legal Director at the National Health Law Program and Senior Attorney at the Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region
  • Jill Krueger, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law — Northern Region
  • Moderator: Kathleen Hoke, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law — Eastern Region

By:
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) and The Network For Public Health Law
Credit:
Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
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September 10: Webcast + Cleveland - A Century of Community Foundations: The Evolution and Future of an American Philanthropic Innovation

Mark Sidel
From its origins in the Cleveland Foundation a century ago, the community foundation has been the greatest innovation of American philanthropy. Now numbering well over 700 community foundations and counting, American community philanthropy has contributed in important ways to strengthening the fabric of American society and American institutions. But today, as community foundations enter a second century, they are faced with major challenges. Continued impressive growth in the U.S. -- particularly for smaller community foundations -- is highly uncertain, and attempts to spark the growth of community foundations abroad have met with significant problems. On the hundredth anniversary of the community foundation movement that had its start in Cleveland, this lecture explores the past and future of this uniquely American institution.
Title:
A Century of Community Foundations: The Evolution and Future of an American Philanthropic Innovation
When/Where:
September 10, 2015
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Mark Sidel is Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin. He recently completed service as President of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), the international academic association working to strengthen research on civil society, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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October 8: Webcast - Business Valuation: Understanding the Value of Private and Public Companies

Title:
Business Valuation: Understanding the Value of Private and Public Companies
When/Where:
Thursday, October 8, 2015
02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Tim Swift has 14 years of valuation experience in corporate M&A in the telecommunications and high-tech industries. He has performed valuations of several privately held businesses for litigation support. Mr. Swift is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. His articles have been published in the number one academic journal in strategic management and the number one academic journal in planning and development. Mr. Swift provides continuing professional education to attorneys and CPA’s on business valuation and strategic management.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
Typically, TASA does not apply for credit, but the presenters and content appear to satisfy CLE requirements in a number of jurisdictions in which participants may self-apply for credit.
Cost:
Free.




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