Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 13: Webcast - Living in the Dark: A Look at Depression, Alcoholism and Suicide in the Legal Profession

Title:
Living in the Dark: A Look at Depression, Alcoholism and Suicide in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
May 13, 2016
1:00pm EST- 2:00pm EST
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis.

Credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 26: Web - Ethical Social Media Use In Three Easy Steps (#ethics #MCLE)

In this webinar, Dan Lear, Avvo’s Director of Industry Relations, provides attorneys with a common sense approach to social media. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn:
  • Legal ethics surrounding social media use - and why you shouldn’t be afraid
  • Constitutional law that backs up lawyer social media use
  • Practical tips for dealing with grey areas that arise with emerging social media trends
Title:
Ethical Social Media Use In Three Easy Steps
When/Where:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
10:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dan Lear is a technology lawyer, facilitator, and blogger. He is the Director of Industry Relations at Avvo and the cofounder of the Seattle Legal Technology and Innovation MeetUp, a self-styled "legal hacking" group that meets regularly to explore, identify, and implement unconventional solutions to law's problems, big and small. He's also blogged and written extensively about the profession and its evolution on his blog Right Brain Law and for other online and print publications.
In his six years as a practicing attorney and more than ten years in the legal industry, Dan worked for two lean "NewLaw" law firms, designed and implemented an online program for procurement contract processing, and was a part of early international legal outsourcing efforts with a Fortune 500 company.
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
CA, FL, IL, OH, NV, NY, PA, TX and WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May: Webcast - Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace
When/Where:
Multiple Webcasts Throughout April 2016 - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis.

Credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Monday, May 2, 2016

May/Seattle: Appellate Advocacy Judging - #MCLE (and dinner!)

The competition will take place from Monday, May 9, 2016 through Monday, May 16, 2016.

We currently have only 60% of the judges we need for the preliminary rounds on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, and only 70% of the judges we need for the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, May 11. Please consider judging on one of these nights, as it would greatly improve the quality of the competition for our students.

We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. For your service as a judge you will receive:
-          3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each subsequent night judged*
-          Free parking
-          Dinner 

You may register to serve as a judge using the following online sign-up sheet
  
Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition.

Sincerely,
Carolyn White 
Vice President of Judges
UW Moot Court Honor Board

*Each round of competition entails a time commitment of substantive work (training, listening to competition rounds, grading and delivering feedback) of approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. Judges will receive 0.5 CLE credits for training activity per competition and 2.5 CLE credits for each round judged. Note that WSBA no longer places a limit on CLE credits from judging MCHB competitions.


2016 Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1L Appellate Advocacy
Competition Schedule

Monday, May 9: Preliminary Round #1 
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Tuesday, May 10: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Wednesday, May 11: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Thursday, May 12: Semifinal Round
* We have met our quota of judges for the semifinal

Monday, May 16: Final Round 
* Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means.

May: Webcast - Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (#ethics #MCLE)

Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
This Webcast is presented multiple times in May:

By:
Lexis/Nexis
Credit:
Alabama Approved 1.00 Ethics, Alaska Approved 1.00 Ethics, Arizona Approved 1.00 Ethics, Arkansas Approved 1.00 Ethics, California Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse, Florida Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse-1.00, Georgia Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Hawaii Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Idaho Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Illinois Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Kentucky Approval Pending, Maine Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Montana Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Nebraska Not Yet Requested, Nevada Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, New Hampshire Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse-1.00, New Jersey Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, New Mexico Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, New York Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, North Dakota Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Ohio Approved 1.00,  Substance Abuse-1.00, Oklahoma Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Oregon Approved 1.00, Pennsylvania Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse-1.00, Rhode Island Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, South Carolina Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse-1.00, Vermont Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Virginia Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Washington State 1.00 Ethics to be applied for, West Virginia Approved 1.20 Substance Abuse-1.20.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April: Web - Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting #MCLE

Title:
Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting

When/Where:
This webcast occurs multiple times throughout April 2016:


By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 Credit in most states that allow online credits.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April: Web - Silence of All Virtues: 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:
This webcast is scheduled multiple times - register now!
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).

May 23: Webcast - Maximizing Benefits for Service Members Discharged for Misconduct (#MCLE)

This briefing will provide attorneys with information to help certain veterans access health care, disability, housing and other services, if they are otherwise excluded due to their discharge characterization. About 4% of veterans, including 6.5% of recent-era veterans, are unable to access basic veteran services because their character of discharge is less than Honorable. Many veterans, veteran advocates, and even VA staff are unaware that the VA has discretion to grant eligibility to most of these service members. Advocates can help obtain an eligibility review and increase the likelihood of success.
Bradford Adams, veteran law attorney from Swords to Plowshares will discuss ways to help veterans discharged for misconduct maximize services they can obtain from the VA. The discussion will:
  • Provide an introduction to the law on veteran benefit eligibility;
  • Explain how to obtain an eligibility review; and
  • Outline the legal and factual bases for establishing eligibility.
Title:
Veteran Benefits Update: Maximizing Benefits for Service Members Discharged for Misconduct
When/Where:
May 23, 2016
1:00 PM Eastern
Webcast
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions
Speakers:
  • Bradford Adams ~ Staff Attorney & Manager of Direct Legal Services, Swords to Plowshares
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub ~ Practising Law Institute
By:
PLI
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Monday, April 25, 2016

May 19: Webcast - If You’re Not on Facebook You’re Committing Malpractice #MCLE

Can you imagine cross-examining a witness about a telephone call if you’d never used a telephone before? It sounds ridiculous, but that’s precisely where many attorneys find themselves today when it comes to social media. With most of the population now using one or more of these tools to communicate, it’s increasingly dangerous for attorneys to blithely ignore social media and other developing technologies.
Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:
  • The growing number of ethics opinions addressing social media, and the obligation of attorneys to be familiar with them.
  • How to think about counseling clients on use of social media during a pending matter — and the attorney’s own use.
  • The intersection between competency requirements and changes in law office technology.
Title:
If You’re Not on Facebook You’re Committing Malpractice
When/Where:
May 19, 2016
10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
CA, FL, IL, OH, NV, NY, PA, TX and WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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