Friday, October 19, 2018

October 25: Cybersecurity & Your Ethical Duties: How Lax Data Security Threatens You and Your Clients

In the eyes of cybercriminals, legal professionals are an easy and lucrative target. Law firms are often a one-stop shop for incredibly sensitive information and you might not be doing enough to protect the data in your possession.
And ethics watchdogs are taking note. Just yesterday, the ABA released Formal Opinion 483, providing new guidance on attorneys' duties to protect against data breaches.
Join us next week a free webinar on this new ethics opinion and how cybersecurity and professional responsibility overlap.
Join the webinar to learn:
  • The implications of Formal Opinion 483 and others
  • Where professional responsibility and cybersecurity intersect
  • What steps attorneys must take to protect client data
  • How the "reasonableness" of cybersecurity protections is determined
  • And more!
Title:
Cybersecurity & Your Ethical Duties: How Lax Data Security Threatens You and Your Clients
When/Where:
Thursday, October 25
11 AM Pacific // 2 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
You will have to apply for credit on your own but the subject matter and speaker seem appropriate.
Speaker:
Eli Wald, Professor, Sturm College of Law: A professor of legal ethics at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, Eli was one of the first academics to investigate the ethical implications of law firm cybersecurity, or, as he terms it, “legal ethics’ next frontier.”
A frequent author and speaker on ethics and professional responsibility, his work has appeared in leading journals such as the Fordham, Stanford, University of Colorado and Wisconsin law reviews, and the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. Eli’s articles have also been cited in ABA ethics opinions and excerpted in legal ethics casebooks.
By:
Logickull.com
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October 4, 10, 19, 30: The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques

Technology has been described as “the campfire around which we tell our stories” and that is especially true in the legal profession. As technology has allowed greater amounts of information to be retained, legal documents are becoming longer and longer and can no longer be ignored. Becoming technologically savvy and staying abreast of advancements is at the very core of the competency of the legal profession. In this course, we will explore the latest technological advancements, strategies for efficiently researching and more.
Title:
The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Speaker:
Tamika Cooper-Mtonga
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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November 7: Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology: Assessing the Magnitude of Disruption in Securities and Capital Market Regulation

In December 2016, online retailer Overstock.com, Inc. became the first publicly-traded company to issue digital securities via blockchain in an SEC registered public offering. The Overstock offering utilized a publicly distributed proprietary ledger through which the company issued the securities, records their ownership and transfers in a decentralized digital environment, and allows secondary trading on an SEC regulated closed-system digital platform. Blockchains and the distributed ledgers on which they are based are disruptive technologies seen by many as having the potential to transform securities markets, and most recently demonstrating such potential for the structure of clearance and settlement systems, dramatically impacting the trade life cycle for capital markets, and also in aspects of corporate governance.
Blockchain technology has also opened the door to “tokenization,” the process of referencing an asset with a digital token, so that it may more easily and quickly be exchanged or subdivided. But tokenization has also led to creation of digital assets offered and sold only for the purpose of purchasing goods or services available through a network, or as a means to raise funds to develop an enterprise that holds out investment prospects to purchasers. “ICOs” –initial coin offerings— which are more precisely initial token offerings, bedevil regulators with the fundamental question whether token types are utility, security, currency, commodity, or hybrids? Where and how, if at all, do they fit within the existing market regulatory structures? Some have said that blockchain technology could lead us to capital markets utopia. In this discussion we settle for a better understanding of what all the fuss, and buzz, are about.
Title:
Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology: Assessing the Magnitude of Disruption in Securities and Capital Market Regulation
Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series
CWRU Law Downtown at the City Club
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Robert Rapp is Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He was previously a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence. Mr Rapp teaches courses in Securities Regulation, Advance Securities Regulation and Law, Theory and Practice in Financial Markets. Bob has been a professor with the University since 1994. Previously Mr. Rapp was a Partner at Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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November 6: Using Medical Legal Support to Optimize Your Case Outcome

On November 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with occupational therapist Deborah Weiner Katz, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Using Medical Legal Support to Optimize Your Case Outcome, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Ms. Weiner Katz will discuss:
  • Medical File Reviews
  • Chronologies
  • Expert Witness
  • Cost Projections & Life Care Plans
  • Case Management
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • IME
  • Peer Reviews
  • Elder Care Management
  • Guardianship Support
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
Title:
Using Medical Legal Support to Optimize Your Case Outcome
When/Where:
November 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
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Speaker:
Deborah Weiner Katz is the president and CEO of Advanced Rehabilitation Management, Inc. which she established in 1990. Debbi is a graduate of Temple University’s occupational therapy program and has worked in rehabilitation for 35 years. Her background is extensive and includes work in pediatrics, psychiatry, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, geriatric care and catastrophic injuries. She also has established and operated a multi-disciplinary outpatient brain injury treatment program which services individuals following an acute inpatient stay in a rehabilitation facility. The program has supported individuals in various CLA’s and focused on community rehabilitation and integration. In addition to working as a clinician and program administrator, she has worked in almost every aspect of care management, litigation support and cost evaluation since 1983.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.

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October 24: Sexual Harassment: What the Media is NOT Telling You #MCLE

Over the past year there have been countless stories of sexual harassment scandals, but what isn’t the news telling us? The news has left many companies wondering how these allegations against their favorite celebrities arose and if their company is next. During this 60-minute CLE, experienced employment lawyers from The Employment Law Solution will discuss sexual harassment basics and explore less discussed issues in sexual harassment law.
Title:
Sexual Harassment: What the Media is NOT Telling You
When/Where:
October 24, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Speakers:
Jamala McFadden, Carmen Alexander, Raquel Crump, Chandra Davis
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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November 2: 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
When/Where:
11/02/2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Webcast
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 17: Drinking from a Poisoned Chalice Post 9/11: Defending the Rule of Law in the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions


Seventeen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the military commissions established at Guantanamo Bay to try suspected terrorists have failed to provide fair trials. Brigadier General John G. Baker, Chief Defense Counsel, Military Commissions Defense Organization, offers a unique and up-close view of the commissions, explaining how and why this important and novel legal system fails to meet basic trial and constitutional standards.
The Military Commissions Defense Organization’s mission is to “provide[] ethical, zealous, independent, client-based defense services under the Military Commissions Act in order to defend the rule of law and maintain public confidence in the nation’s commitment to equal justice under the law.” As the head of the organization, Brig. Gen. Baker wrestles with the consequential issues of national security, capital cases, torture, and a myriad of ethical and unique matters lawyers have rarely, if ever, faced. His remarks offer important insights into how the military commissions depart from the rule of law, international standards, and the United States’ noble legacy at Nuremberg.
Title:
Drinking from a Poisoned Chalice Post 9/11: Defending the Rule of Law in the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern; 1:30 PM Pacific
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast: Register Now!
Speaker:
Brigadier General John G. Baker is the Chief Defense Counsel (CDC) for the Military Commissions Defense Organization. In his capacity as the CDC, he oversees a joint service and total force staff of more than 156 military and civilian lawyers, paralegals, investigators, intelligence analysts, defense security officers, translators and administrative officers providing the full spectrum trial defense services to GTMO detainees charged under the MCA, to include capital cases.
Prior to his appointment as the CDC for the Military Commissions, General Baker served as the Deputy Director, Judge Advocate Division, for Military Justice and Community Development. He was responsible for oversight of the Marine Corps military justice practice and the professional development of the Marine Corps legal community. General Baker also served as the Marine Corps representative to the Department of Defense’s Joint Service Committee on Military Justice. Before serving as Deputy Director, General Baker served as the CDC of the Marine Corps and was responsible for mentoring, training, and supervising all defense attorneys and defense support personnel across the Marine Corps in their litigation of hundreds of courts-martial each year. While serving as the CDC of the Marine Corps, General Baker established the Marine Corps' Defense Services Organization which transformed the delivery of defense counsel to Marines and sailors charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Prior to this position General Baker served as the Regional Defense Counsel for the Eastern Region where he mentored and trained Marine Corps defense attorneys at all Marine Corps installations east of the Mississippi and in theater when II Marine Expeditionary Force was forward. General Baker also carried a small case load of complex cases, which included capital murder, serious sexual assaults, and other felonies, as well as allegations of misconduct by senior officers. Before serving as the Regional Defense Counsel-East, General Baker personally participated in several hundred courts-martial and served in a variety of leadership and litigation billets within the Marine Corps legal community, to include Military Judge, Staff Judge Advocate and Law Center Director at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Senior Trial Counsel, Military Justice Officer, Chief Trial Counsel, Special Assistant United States Attorney, and Senior Defense Counsel. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit with one gold star, Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Monday, October 15, 2018

October 16: Protecting Innovation at the Intersection of Software and Life Sciences

The importance of software in the health care and pharmaceutical industries is undeniable. And the future will see software-based innovation become an even more essential part of diagnosis and treatment modalities, including new applications for artificial intelligence (AI) and other nascent technologies. However, seemingly few pharmaceutical and medical device companies have adapted to this new reality by developing in-house capabilities to evaluate how to protect these technologies. This webinar will examine issues that in-house counsel need to consider, including:
  • IP protection of AI in drug development, personalized medicine, and medical devices.
  • Section 101 problems unique to software applications in the Life Sciences area, including the impact of Vanda and Berkheimer.
  • Non-patent alternatives to protecting Life Sciences Intellectual Property, including trade secret protection.
  • Licensing issues for software in the Life Sciences
Title:
Protecting Innovation at the Intersection of Software and Life Sciences
When/Where:
October 16, 2018 10:00 - 11:15 CENTRAL TIME
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Speaker:
MBHB attorneys Grantland Drutchas and Aaron Gin, Ph.D.
Cost:
While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance and, in order to receive MCLE credit, must participate online and individually. Register online here
Credit:
MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).
By:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

December 10: “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People (Free)

Since the 1970’s and particularly after the Supreme Court’s decision in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, the issue of whether federal sex discrimination laws protect LGBT people has been litigated all over the country. Courts have evaluated this key legal issue in different ways and in a variety of contexts, resulting in an unpredictable legal landscape for LGBT people and their families. In this session, we will provide a historical analysis of how courts have addressed this issue in the employment, school, and healthcare contexts as well as a roundup of key recent and pending cases to watch. We will also identify emerging issues and detail best practices that employers, schools, and health insurance providers should adopt to protect LGBT people and their families.
What You Will Learn
  • Historical overview of sex discrimination decisions around the country
  • Key cases regarding this issue and cases to watch
  • Emerging issues and litigation strategies in the employment, schools, and healthcare contexts
  • Best practices for employers, schools, and health insurance providers. 
Attorneys, employers, and other professionals looking to expand their knowledge of federal sex discrimination law. Attorneys litigating sex discrimination cases on behalf of LGBT plaintiffs are encouraged to attend and will gain practical skills for litigating claims. Employers, school administrators, and insurance providers who want to implement best practices regarding LGBT employees, students, and plan participants.
Title:
When/Where:
December 10, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
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By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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October 25: All Nonprofits Are Not Created Equal: The Role of the Commercial Nonprofit


Commercial nonprofits* are widely misunderstood. Even key stakeholders, such as governmental authorities, trading partners, consumers, and the media, fail to distinguish commercial nonprofits from charities, tax exempt organizations, and even for-profit entities. However, commercial nonprofits play a critical role in the overall economy, and in the health care sector, in particular. With a clearer understanding of the unique nature of commercial nonprofits, unnecessary and inappropriate barriers to their operations could be minimized or removed, enabling them to make an even greater contribution. The commercial nonprofit might be the best form of organization to realize the promises of a reformed health care market.
*A “commercial nonprofit” is a nonprofit corporation that holds no assets in charitable trust, is fully taxable, and receives all its revenue from the sale of goods and services (rather than donations) in markets also served by for-profit corporations.
Title:
All Nonprofits Are Not Created Equal: The Role of the Commercial Nonprofit
When/Where:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Also: Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Speaker:
Seth Jacobs is senior vice president and general counsel at Blue Shield of California, a 4 million member nonprofit health plan that serves the state’s commercial, individual and government markets. Jacobs is responsible for directing and coordinating corporate legal activities. He also serves as the secretary to the Blue Shield Board of Directors.
A veteran of Blue Shield, Jacobs joined the company in 1996. Previously, he was assistant general counsel for UnitedHealth Group. Prior to that, he served as deputy general counsel of the MetraHealth Companies and held several senior attorney positions with the Travelers Group.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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