Monday, July 21, 2014

August 14: Webcast - The Myths and Mysteries of Substance Abuse #MCLE

Many lawyers suffer from substance abuse – more than is typical in the general population. Fortunately, there are many attorneys who want to help to change that reality, but it’s often hard to know where to start. Would you know how to identify substance abuse? Once you knew about the abuse, would you know how to help? So many things about substance abuse are a mystery to us and so many things that we hear are myths. What’s the truth about substance abuse?
Join this 60 minute webinar to learn facts about substance abuse and how to help. Terry Harrell, the Executive Director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program and Bree Buchanan, J.D., the Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program both help lawyers suffering from substance abuse.
Title:
The Myths and Mysteries of Substance Abuse
When/Where:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Preregister Now!
Speakers:
  • Terry Harrell, the Executive Director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program 
  • Bree Buchanan, J.D., the Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program.
CLE credit:

  • Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ. 
  •  This webinar has been approved for 1 CLE (ethics) credit hour in AL, AR, CO, ID, KS, KY, ME, MN, MS, NM, NC, NV, OH, OK, SC, and TX. 
  • This webinar has been approved for 1 CLE credit (substance abuse) in FL. 
  • This webinar has been approved for 1 CLE (Professionalism) credit in LA. 
  • This webinar has been approved for 1 CLE credit in GA and IL. 
  • This webinar is approved for 1 CLE (online) credit in IN. 
  • This webinar has been approved for 1.2 CLE credit hours (Professionalism) in MO. 
  • CLE credit is being applied for in multiple additional states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.

By:
Attorney Protective
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

August 4: Webcast - Effective Communication with the Legal Services Client

As states enact new pro bono requirements and ease some restrictions on pro bono representation, it is becoming more important than ever for lawyers to understand the unique challenges posed by pro bono clients. PLI’s first Open Interactive Course is free to anyone who wants to learn more about how to meet the unique challenges posed by pro bono clients. The format is unlike anything PLI has ever offered. The course will be held exclusively online from Monday through Friday. Participants are expected to participate each day but may attend each daily segment any time, day or night. This course will teach new attorneys and seasoned professionals how to work effectively and cooperatively with their pro bono client.
You will learn proper techniques for getting to know your pro bono client including:

  • How to identify common problems that clients living in poverty have with access to resources (e.g., transportation, child care, Internet access).
  • How to create an environment where clients living in poverty feel safe enough to communicate fully and honestly with their lawyer.

You will learn how to communicate effectively with your pro bono client by:

  • Implementing strategies for establishing a trusting and productive relationship with a client living in poverty.
  • Recognizing the signs of poor literacy skills, especially reading comprehension, and make the necessary accommodations.
  • Establishing effective lines of communication with clients whose native language is not English.

You will learn how to educate your pro bono client about the legal process by:


  • Preparing clients for meetings and courtroom appearances.
  • Setting expectations for client behavior in court.
  • Preparing clients for how judges and other court personnel may speak to them and treat them.

You will learn how to help your pro bono client make informed choices by:


  • Explaining legal options, the negotiation process, and court proceedings in a manner that is understandable to the client.
  • Developing and documenting settlement authority to ensure that decisions to make, accept, or reject offers are the client’s and are not the result of the attorney imposing his/her will on the client.

All attorneys assisting pro bono clients through representation or in clinical settings, firm pro bono coordinators and partners, corporate law department pro bono managers, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Effective Communication with the Legal Services Client
When/Where:
August 4, 2014
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Alicia Aiken – Executive Director, The Confidentiality Institute
Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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August 7: Cleveland - A Conversation on Marriage Equality After Windsor

Please join us for a discussion on the impact of the Windsor decision and the current state of marriage equality litigation, including Obergefell, et al. v. Himes, now on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Title:
A Conversation on Marriage Equality After Windsor
When/Where:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Squire Patton Boggs
4900 Key Tower 127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH.
Speakers:
  • Timothy J. Downing, Partner, Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Alana Jochum, Regional Coordinator, Equality Ohio
By:
The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the American Constitution Society
Credit:
1.25 Hours of CLE Credit pending.
Cost:
Free
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July 23: Webcast - Medicare & Medicaid Post-DOMA: Changes for Same Gender Couples?

The National Senior Citizens Law Center will be holding a two-part webinar series on July 22-23, where you will learn what’s happened since the Supreme Court decision in United States v Windsor, and what’s still needed to ensure the rights of LGBT same sex couples are fully recognized by the the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
This is the second part; the first was Social Security and SSI Post-DOMA: Changes for Same Gender Couples?
Title:
Medicare & Medicaid Post-DOMA: Changes for Same Gender Couples? 
When/Where:
Wednesday July 23, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
11:00 AM - noon Pacific
Webcast
By: 
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Speakers:
  • Georgia Burke, NSCLC Directing Attorney
  • Aaron Tax, SAGE Director of Federal Government Relations.
Credit:
The sponsor of this event does not seem to have applied for CLE credit. Considering the announced content and presenter, you may conclude it likely that this may qualify for credit if you self-apply according to the rules of your jurisdiction.

July 22: Webcast - Social Security and SSI Post-DOMA: Changes for Same Gender Couples?

A year after the Supreme Court decision in United States v Windsor, federal agencies have been issuing rules that affect same sex couples regarding programs like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, and Medicaid.
In this two-part webinar series, you will learn what’s happened since the decision and what’s still needed to ensure the rights of LGBT same sex couples are fully recognized by the the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Title:
Social Security and SSI Post-DOMA: Changes for Same Gender Couples?
When/Where:
Wednesday July 22, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
11:00 AM - noon Pacific
Second part - June 23: Medicare & Medicaid Post-DOMA: Changes for Same Gender Couples?
By: 
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Speakers:
  • Gerald McIntyre, NSCLC Directing Attorney.
Credit:
The sponsor of this event does not seem to have applied for CLE credit. Considering the announced content and presenter, you may conclude it likely that this may qualify for credit if you self-apply according to the rules of your jurisdiction.
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August 11: Atlanta, Columbus, NYC + Webcast - Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2014 #MCLE

With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law. Over half of those facing removal proceedings are unrepresented, and those without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of removal, regardless of eligibility for relief.
At this comprehensive program, panels of nationally-recognized experts will provide a nuts and bolts overview of how to most effectively defend immigrants facing removal proceedings.
What you will learn:
  • Recent developments in asylum law
  • The nuts and bolts of cancellation of removal
  • How to represent clients in detention
  • Representing the criminal defendant in removal proceedings
  • Representing children in removal proceedings and Violence Against Women Act claims
  • Ethical issues in removal proceedings.

This program will benefit lawyers who currently represent or are interested in representing immigrant clients facing removal proceedings.
Title:
Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2014
When/Where:
Aug. 11, 2014
9:00 AM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Also Groupcast: Atlanta, Columbus & New York City.
Speakers:

  • Chair: Parisa Karaahmet ~ Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • Lori K. Adams ~ Managing Attorney, Refugee Protection Program, Human Rights First
  • Barbara Camacho ~ Fragomen Fellow, City Bar Justice Center
  • Cheryl R. David ~ The Law Office of Cheryl R. David
  • Julie E. Dinnerstein ~ Senior Legal Consultant, CUNY Citizenship Now
  • Michael P. DiRaimondo ~ DiRaimondo & Masi LLP
  • Jennifer Friedman ~ Director of Immigration Advocacy, Civil Action Practice, The Bronx Defenders
  • James W. Grable Sr. ~ Attorney at Law
  • Matthew L. Guadagno ~ The Law Office of Matthew L. Guadagno
  • Hon. Robert Katzmann ~ United States Circuit Court Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Linda Kenepaske ~ Law Offices of Linda Kenepaske, PLLC
  • Cyrus D. Mehta ~ Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC
  • Thomas E. Moseley ~ Attorney at Law
  • C. Mario Russell ~ Senior Attorney, Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services;, Adjunct Professor, St. John's University School of Law
  • Mark R. von Sternberg ~ Senior Attorney, Immigrant & Refugee Services, Catholic Charities Community Services/Archdiocese of New York
  • Morgan M. Weibel ~ Supervising Immigration Attorney, Tahirih Justice Center
  • Program Attorney: Doreen Odom ~ Practising Law Institute

Credits:
Up to 6.5 credits, including up to 1 ethics credit, in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 21: NYC - Ethical Issues in the Practice of Real Estate Law

This class is designed for practitioners of commercial and residential real estate and addresses a number of ethical issues and potential ethical pitfalls the attorney should be aware of in a real estate transaction. Particular attention is focused on potential conflicts in representing multiple parties to a real estate transaction, the requirement of obtaining a signed engagement letter, using non-attorneys such as paralegals and clerks to attend closings, handling escrow accounts, comingling escrow funds, and escrow account bookkeeping requirements.
Title:
Ethical Issues in the Practice of Real Estate Law" hosted by Bank of America
When/Where:
Monday, July 21, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bank of America
114 West 47th Street, 12th Floor (US Trust Bldg), Room 1853
New York, NY 10036
Thursday, July 17, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bank of America
114 West 47th Street, 1st Floor (US Trust Bldg)
New York, NY 10036
Register now - Seats Are Limited!
Speaker:
Marc Israel, Esq.
By:
National Law Institute
Credit:
3
Cost:
Free.

August 21: Webcast - Advancing Infant Health: Addressing Disparities and Identifying Legal Strategies to Promote Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is proven to have significant health benefits for infants, providing nutrients and antibodies that promote health and fight illness. Lower health care costs, reduced trash and plastic in the environment, and greater productivity for working mothers are some of the public health benefits associated with breastfeeding.
But for many mothers, social, political and economic challenges impede opportunities to breastfeed. This webinar will examine racial inequalities and their impact on breastfeeding support, and highlight legal and policy strategies to strengthen systems to support breastfeeding initiation and success.
Title:
Advancing Infant Health: Addressing Disparities and Identifying Legal Strategies to Promote Breastfeeding
When/Where:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
1:00pm - 2:30pm (ET)
8:00am - 11:30am (Pacific)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Jayne Jackson, Program Aide, Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association
    Janine Jurkowski, Ph.D., M.P.H.,Associate Professor of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, University at Albany, School of Public Health
  • Jennifer McNamara, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Prevention and Community Health Division, Washington State Department of Health
  • Kelly Cooper, Assistant Director of Policy, Legislative and Constituent Relations, Washington State Department of Health
  • Moderator: Cory Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., Deputy Director, the Network for Public Health Law—Southeastern Region.
By:
  • American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME); 
  • Network for Public Health Law; and 
  • Public Health Law Research.
Credit:
You 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. Past ASLME webcasts have received credit in states such as Washington.
Cost:
Free
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

October 17: DC - #Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training

This program provides training free of charge to attorneys who agree to counsel and/or represent a veteran/VA claimant or family member before the Veterans Court. As well as receiving the day-long training, attorneys who participate are assigned a case that has been screened for merit and provided a screening memo outlining the issues in the case. Volunteers are also assigned a mentor (a practicing veterans’ law lawyer or practitioner) to give advice and share sample pleadings. Attorneys also receive the Veterans Benefits Manual (VBM) and other resource materials.
Attorneys who participate receive free training in exchange for a commitment to handle at least one appeal that is before the Veterans Court. Attorneys with little or no prior veterans’ law experience are generally able to capably represent an appellant before the Veterans Court provided they attend the training seminar and maintain contact with their mentor. Most cases can be completed in 50 to 60 hours; many cases may require fewer hours. A typical case lasts about 1 year from the time that the attorney enters the case. Some cases may be resolved more quickly and some may take longer.
These trainings tend to fill up quickly, so register asap.
Title:
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training
When/Where:
October 17, 2014
9:00AM to 5:00PM
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
1101 K Street NW
Washington DC 20005
Registration for the October training will be posted in mid-August
By:
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Crowe & Dunlevy 
  • Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Credit:
These trainings have always featured a great many free CLE credit recognized in most or all mandatory CLE states.

August 11: DC, NYC + Philadelphia - Alternate Dispute Resolution #MCLE

This program provides an overview of various alternatives to traditional litigation including arbitration, mediation and reconciliation.
Title:
Alternate Dispute Resolution
When/Where:
August 11, 2014
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Live Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Locations:
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, D.C.
Speaker:
Joseph K. Hetrick
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
Cost:
No charge

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