Thursday, September 21, 2017

September: Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles

According to the Pew Research Center, 73% of online adults use at least one social media platform. That number grows daily. Learn how to apply evidentiary principles to this medium, discover and build sound strategies to uncover sources and results on an electronic legal research platform and stay up to date on the trends in social media as well as the social media activities of key players in cases as well as gain an understanding of how social media has taken such an important role in society
Title:
Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
When/Where:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions

October 6: Minneapolis - Asylum Step-by-Step in Removal Proceedings - Part I

This is part I of a two-part series and will focus on the initial stages of removal proceedings for asylum seekers including preparation for the initial master calendar hearing. Participants will learn how to conduct client interviews and prepare asylum applications with individuals who have experienced significant trauma and are in removal proceedings.

Title:
Asylum Step-by-Step in Removal Proceedings - Part I
When/Where:
Friday, October 6, 2017
9 am - 11am
Fredrikson & Byron
200 South 6th St
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402
By:
The Advocates for Human Rights
www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org
Credit:
Application submitted for 2 standard CLE credits
More information and Registration



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 28: Navigating Accommodations for Disabled Workers

Determining reasonable accommodations for disabled workers, and managing accommodations that are in place, can be a complicated and time-consuming process for employers - and legal missteps can carry a high price tag. This webinar will explore recent developments involving disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation obligations under California and federal law, with a special emphasis on the interactive process, attendance issues, telecommuting, reassignment, and more.
Miller Law Group invites you and any of your interested colleagues to attend this web seminar free of charge. All you need is a computer with Internet access and speakers.
Join Miller Law Group for an in-depth look at the laws and regulations for Accommodating Disabled Workers.
Title:
Navigating Accommodations for Disabled Workers
When/Where:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PDT
Register Now!
By:
Miller Law Group
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

October 2: Web - U.S. Energy Policy 2017: Making Carbon Great Again?

The nation's energy mix has undergone dramatic changes in the past decade. Coal use has declined precipitously while natural gas and renewables have climbed. Some claim this was due to a regulatory "war on coal" while others credit technological change and market forces. The Trump Administration promises to expand fossil fuel production, coal in particular, by reducing regulatory burdens and subsidies for alternatives. Is this realistic? Can coal be revived? Can renewables compete without subsidies? Does federal energy policy matter anymore? Or is the real action at the state level and in private markets? Join a distinguished panel of energy policy experts to discuss the future of energy policy in the United States.

Title:
U.S. Energy Policy 2017: Making Carbon Great Again?
When/Where:
October 2, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Webcast Available Soon
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Speaker:
  • Alexander C. Schoch - General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Dr. Walter J. Culver - Founding Board Member, Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University
  • Timothy Fitzgerald - Associate Professor, Business Economics, Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business.
By:
Center for Business Law & Regulation, Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI), and the Property & Environment Research Center (PERC)
Credit:
1.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information and Registration

October 13: Nebraska Supreme Court #MCLE

Registration is open for the free CLE event that the Court will host on October 13.  The session is sponsored by the Court with the assistance of the Nebraska State Bar Association, and complimentary registration can be done through the NSBA website.  It is open to all Nebraska attorneys.  
The hotel has indicated there should be space for 2000 so we expect to have more seating than we have had the last 2 years, but attorneys are encouraged to come early to get the best seats.

For advance registration go to the 2017 NSBA Annual Meeting Registration Page: http://www.nebar.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=845986&group=
To register online, your login to the NSBA website is your bar number. If you are having difficulties with your password or need assistance logging in please use the forgot password link or contact the NSBA’s administrative department or call the NSBA at (402) 475-7091.  

If you would prefer not to register online, click here to view a PDF of the meeting brochure: http://www.nebar.com/resource/resmgr/annual_meeting/am_brochure_final.pdf

You can also register by downloading and returning this PDF of the Annual Meeting Registration Form: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nebar.com/resource/resmgr/annual_meeting/am_registrationform.pdf and returning it to the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Title:
When/Where:
October 13, 2017
La Vista Embassy Suites & Conference Center
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, NE 68128
By:
Nebraska Supreme Court
Credit:
3 Credits Nebraska #144458 - includes 2 Ethics

October+November/Seattle - UW Law Mock Trial Competitions

On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I am pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in our two fall mock trial competitions. The first of these competitions is the 2017 PWRFL 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition, which will take place Monday, October 16th through Thursday, October 19th.  The second competition is the 2017 1L Mock Trial Competition, scheduled for Monday, November 13th through Thursday, November 16th.  More information about each competition, including a complete schedule for the days volunteer judges are needed may be found at the bottom of this email.

We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. Volunteer judges are invaluable to the continued success of MCHB and the in-house competition program. As a judge, you will provide valuable feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. For your service as a judge you will receive:
-          3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each additional night judged*
-          Free parking
-          Dinner

You may register to serve as a judge for both competitions using this online sign-up sheet.

If you are unable to serve as a judge for this competition, but would like to receive invitations to judge future competitions, please let us know via the sign-up sheet. Questions can be sent tojudges@uw.edu

Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition.

Sincerely,
CaroLea Casas
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 credits for training activity per competition and 2.5 CLE credits for each round judged. Please note that WSBA no longer places a limit on CLE credits from judging MCHB competitions.

2017 PWRFL 2L/3L Mock Trial 
Competition Schedule


Monday, October 16: Preliminary Round #1
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; 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, October 17: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; 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, October 18: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; 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, October 19: Semifinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.     Judge check-in and dinner; chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 

2017 1L Mock Trial  
Competition Schedule


Monday, November 13: Preliminary Round #1
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; 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, November 14: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; 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, November 15: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.             Judge check-in and dinner; 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, November 16: Semifinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.     Judge check-in and dinner; chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedbac

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 18: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Leasing and Insurance Guidance for Restoring Order After the Wind, Rain and Floods Have Gone



Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left a massive trail of destruction, floods, power loss and business interruptions and closures.  Now that these horrific back-to-back storms have passed, the legal issues to be addressed and answered must be identified and fast, accurate and practical answers provided to those individuals and businesses in need.   Although damage issues vary on a case-by-case basis, knowing the accurate answers to the most frequently asked questions is the first step toward a meaningful recovery.  This One-Hour Briefing will provide answers to your leasing and insurance issues.
Expert faculty will discuss:
  • Assessing and responding to landlord and tenant inquiries regarding lease rights, duties, obligations and remedies with respect to damaged premises 
  • Ascertaining the scope of insurance coverage, exclusions and limitations in the aftermath of the storms and insurance advice to give for the future 
  • Developing, publicizing, implementing and adapting a business continuity plan to expedite a return to normalcy.
Register now for this important free presentation.
Title:
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Leasing and Insurance Guidance for Restoring Order After the Wind, Rain and Floods Have Gone

When/Where:
September 18, 2017
4:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting #MCLE

The use of forms in drafting legal documents is just one way to increase efficiency and work product quality while at the same time mitigating some of the risk associated with each document. Explore source, types and benefits of forms, find appropriate motion templates, using a form bank.

Title:
Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting
When/Where:
Webcast on multiple dates:
By: LexisNexis
Credit: Most states that allow online credits.







October 11/Seattle: 2017 Seattle Citywide Pro Bono Fair

Representatives from legal services organizations from across the Seattle area will be available to meet with lawyers and law students looking for pro bono opportunities.  This is a great one-stop shopping opportunity to learn about many different ways to get involved in helping those in your community and developing new legal skills.  Some of the approximately 20 legal service providers attending include Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, University of Washington School of Law’s Pro Bono Patent Network and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, Center for Children and Youth Justice’s Lawyers Fostering Independence program, and Kids in Need of Defense.

New this year, we will be hosting a one-hour ethics CLE from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ethics Jeopardy: Show your ethics pride in this interactive game show competition that will discuss ethical issues that arise in daily law practice, the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct, and other jurisdictional specifics. Think you know it all? Then bet it all on the Daily Double. But whatever you do, don’t forget to answer in the form of a question. 
Kindly RSVP by October 4, 2017.
Title:
2017 Seattle Citywide Pro Bono Fair with Ethics Jeopardy CLE
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Ethics Jeopardy CLE
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pro Bono Fair
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Perkins Coie
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101
Credit:
1.0 Ethics CLE credit is pending.
More Information And Registration

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September 12: Do You Have an Automotive Product Liability Case? #MCLE

On September 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with traffic accident reconstruction expert Frank Costanzo, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Do You Have an Automotive Product Liability Case, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Mr. Costanzo will discuss:

  • Types of cases to review
  • Where to start
  • Examples of crush deformation
  • Air bag failure/defects
  • Child restraint misuse and failure
  • Seat belt failures
  • Seat back failures
  • Tire forensics.
Title:
Do You Have an Automotive Product Liability Case?
When/Where:
September 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. (ET)
WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
Speaker:
Frank Costanzo is a traffic accident reconstruction specialist who has worked on over 1,900 full-scale collision investigations and reconstructions. He is a certified court expert with more than 30 years of experience in collision investigations and reconstructions, scene documentation/diagramming, 3D laser scanning, truck and vehicle computer downloads, and forensic vehicle inspections.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, and WI.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration