Sunday, September 14, 2014

September 24: Stillwater, MN - The Digital Scarlet Letter: Responding to Mug shot Publishers - Public interest or extortion?

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 (Minnesota) Bar Association,
but membership in the Association is not required for attendance.
Suggestions for programs are always welcome and should be directed to the County Law Librarian, who may be reached at 651-430-6330.
Title:
The Digital Scarlet Letter: Responding to Mug shot Publishers - Public interest or extortion?
When/Where:
September 24, 2014
Noon - 1PM
Rm LL14, Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Speaker:
John Del Vecchio, P.A.
Credits:
One standard CLE Credit pending.
By:

September 30: Webcast - Ethical Representation of Clients with Disabilities (Washington State)

Do you work with clients with a disability? It's likely you do. Disability is the largest minority group in our society: 27% of Washington households include a person with a disability. 21% of adults in Washington have a mental illness. 14% of people over 70 and 37% of people over 90 have dementia. Given these statistics, it is likely that no matter your area of practice, you will have clients with disabilities. At times, disability can impact the attorney client relationship.

In this free seminar you will explore the way we think about and talk about disability and then will apply those perspectives through practical scenarios involving the Rules of Professional Conduct. You will learn practical and ethical considerations to improve your representation of clients with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, dementia, brain injuries, and other disabilities.
Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Monday, September 29, 2014.
Title:
Ethical Representation of Clients with Disabilities
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
September 30, 2014
11:30 a.m. Webcast Check in Opens
(It is a good idea to check in early, in case of technical issues)
12:00 p.m. Webcast Begins
1:30 p.m. Adjourn
Webcast
Speakers:
David Carlson - Director of Legal Advocacy, Disability Rights Washington, Seattle
Stacie Siebrecht - Associate Director of Legal Advocacy, Disability Rights Washington, Seattle
By:
WSBA
Credits:
Ethics: 1.50
Cost:
Free to all WSBA members. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Monday, September 29, 2014.
More Information and Registration

October 10: Portland, OR - Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money And Global Corporations

In its Citizens United v. FEC decision in 2010, the Court swept away a century of precedent that barred corporate money in our elections. And, it endorsed the dangerous fiction that corporations have the same constitutional rights as living, breathing people. In effect, this gives corporations a veto over our democratically enacted laws , because a constitutional right trumps a regular law when the two conflict. This threatens our laws protecting the safety of our food, the air we breathe, our health care, our civil rights, and the fundamental underpinnings of our democracy – essentially, any law that could get in the way of corporate profits.
The author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations speak about the problem and the solution under law.

Title:
Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money And Global Corporations
When/Where:
Friday, October 10, 2014
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Stoel Rives
900 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2600
Portland, OR
Speaker:
Jeffrey Clements, Author, Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations; President, Free Speech for People
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
Jeffrey Clements
CLE credit of 1.5 hours is pending.
Cost:
Free
More Information And Registration

October 1: Portland, OR - Supreme Court Review and Preview

Title:
Supreme Court Review and Preview

When/Where:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Perkins Coie
1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor
Portland, OR
Speaker:

  • Scott Nelson, Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group
  • Paula Abrams, Edward Brunet Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Scott Shorr, Attorney and Managing Shareholder, Stoll Berne
  • Moderated by: Jay Austin, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute

By:
Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society
Credit:
1.5 hours of CLE credit is pending.
Cost:
Free
More Information And Registration

October 14: Apple Valley, MN - Elder Abuse in Minnesota: Detection and Prosecution

Presenter Tara Patet, Esq. Senior Prosecutor, Office of the St. Paul City Attorney (St. Paul)
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:
Elder Abuse in Minnesota:  Detection and Prosecution 
When/Where:
October 14, 2014
8-9 a.m., Noon-1 p.m.
Dakota County Law Library
Apple Valley, MN
Speaker:
One standard CLE credit will be applied for
By:
Dakota County Law Library
Credit:
CLE credit will be applied for.
More Information

September 18: Hastings, MN - Animal Law: Cruelty Investigation Process


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:

Animal Law: Cruelty Investigation Process 
When/Where:
September 18, 2014
noon-1 p.m.
Dakota County Law Library
Hastings, MN
Speaker:
Presented by Tim Shields, Esq. Shields Legal Services, P.A. (Richfield)
By:
Dakota County Law Library
Credit:
one standard CLE credit will be applied for
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

October 15: Cleveland + Webcast - Pandemics, Public Health, and Political Change: The Critical Importance of Communication

Dr. Besser is the Chief Health and Medical Editor for ABC News. In 2009, he served as Acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the beginning of the H1N1 influenza pandemic. In his lecture, he will talk about the interplay between public health, political change, and communications and how the CDC media strategy was an important component of their response. His experience during that time led him to conclude that the media can be a powerful tool during a public health crisis. He joined ABC News to see whether media could also be an effective means of transmitting other health information.
In a world of constant media coverage and Internet connectivity, sophisticated attorneys must know how to use the media to their advantage. Dr. Besser, a veteran government official and television journalist, will provide important information concerning messaging and media strategy in the context of public health law and policy.
Title:
Pandemics, Public Health, and Political Change: The Critical Importance of Communication
When/Where:
October 15, 2014
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:
Richard E. Besser, M.D.
Chief Health and Medical Examiner
ABC News
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Law Medicine Center
The Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
More Information and Registration

October 9: Webcast - Ethics of Blogging for Lawyers

What are the primary legal issues that arise when blogging? Josh King, Avvo's General Counsel and VP of Business Development, will review the basics of getting started with blogging, and cover some of the potential pitfalls that face bloggers in general – and legal bloggers in particular.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:
  • The application of attorney advertising rules to legal blogging, and the first amendment considerations involved.
  • Defamation, liability for third party comments, and the nuts and bolts of dealing with takedown requests under the DMCA.
  • Special considerations when blogging about clients.
Title:
Ethics of Blogging for Lawyers
When/Where:
Thursday October 9, 2014
10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE CA/FL/IL/TX/WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
More Information And Registration

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Friday, September 12, 2014

October 14: Cleveland+Webcast - Shifting the Paradigm – Bringing to Justice those who Commit Human Rights Atrocities

Dr. Mark S. EllisExecutive DirectorInternational Bar Association (IBA)
The Klatsky Lecture in Human Rights was endowed in 2001 by University Trustee, Bruce Klatsky. The 2014 Klatsky Lecture will be presented by Dr. Mark Ellis (JD/PhD), Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA), an organization comprised of 205 national bar associations, major international law firms and 50,000 individual members from around the world. Dr. Ellis is the author of the recent book, “Sovereignty and Justice: Creating Domestic War Crimes Courts within the Principle of Complementarity" (Oxford University Pres, 2014). His lecture will focus on the benefits and shortcomings of the growing use of social media for reporting atrocities. He will discuss a potential solution to these challenges through the creation of a method for documenting international crimes that could lead to increased accountability for international crimes, and ultimately, deter future atrocities.
Title:
Shifting the Paradigm – Bringing to Justice those who Commit Human Rights Atrocities
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When/Where:
October 14, 2014
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:
Dr. Mark S. Ellis, Executive Director, International Bar Association (IBA)
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
The Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

October 6: Philadelphia + DC - Written Communication 101: Essentials of Effective Legal Writing

This program will focus on learning practical strategies for eliminating common writing weaknesses, including ineffective organization, week paragraph structure and convoluted sentences.
Title:
Written Communication 101: Essentials of Effective Legal Writing
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
October 6, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Videoconference Locations:
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Washington, D.C.
Speaker:
Dianne Rosky
Founder & Principal
Rosky Legal Education LLC
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending
Cost:
No charge

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