Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 28-30: Three One-Hour Free CLE

This series of three one-hour CLEs includes:

  • DISCHARGING TAXES IN A CHAPTER 7 CASE INSOLVENCY AND DEBT FORGIVENESS TAX ISSUES IN A CHAPTER 7 CASE (April 28). This course covers the ability to discharge taxes in a chapter 7 case in the chapter 7 process. What are the rules? What taxes can be discharged? What about debt forgiveness and when is forgiven debt taxed? And, if you are actively engaged in bankruptcy practice, beware! Should your client elect a short tax year? 
  • BIAS AND THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT (April 29). This course covers the topic of Elimination of Bias and the application of Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct. Which rules apply to elimination of bias, and what conduct is sanctioned. Historical cases will be reviewed and discussion of various situations for the application of the MRPC along with freedom of speech will be discussed. 
  • CHAPTER 13 AND THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS (April 30). This course covers the utilization of a chapter 13 case filing to stop foreclosures. Eligibility for chapter 13, coordination with the foreclosure process, notifications and likelihood of plan confirmation will be covered. Comparison of chapter 13 to chapter 11 will be discussed.
Title:
Three One-Hour CLE

  • DISCHARGING TAXES IN A CHAPTER 7 CASE INSOLVENCY AND DEBT FORGIVENESS TAX ISSUES IN A CHAPTER 7 CASE
    Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:15-10:15 AM
  • BIAS AND THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:15-10:15 AM
  • CHAPTER 13 AND THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:15-10:15 AM

When/Where:
Monday, April 28: 9:15 AM (9:00 Registration)
Tuesday, April 29: 9:15 AM (9:00 Registration)
Wednesday, April 30: 9:15 AM (9:00 Registration)
Community Meeting Room
Lower Level, Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103
Credit:
One Minnesota Credit Applied For, each program (three credits available)

  • Discharging Taxes. Minnesota and Iowa: 1 standard CLE credit applied for. (Minnesota Event Code 190655, Iowa Activity Number 140629).
  • Bias and the Rules: Minnesota and Iowa: 1 standard CLE credit applied for. (Minnesota Event Code 190656, Iowa Activity Number 140612).
  • Foreclosure. Minnesota and Iowa: 1 standard credit applied for. (Minnesota Event Code 190657, Iowa Activity Number 140631).



Speakers:

  • Mitchell R. Hadler is a private practitioner working with individuals. He does not represent institutional clients. Mr. Hadler attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 1979 and was admitted to practice in Minnesota that year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts of Minnesota and the Northern District of California. He maintains offices in Minnesota and California. He has presented education programs related to tax, bankruptcy and foreclosure before California realtors and California Enrolled Agents. Mr. Hadler presents programs on general legal topics, ethics and professional responsibility and elimination of bias. The courses are designed to illustrate substantive law issues and provide practice pointers.
  • The program moderator is Richard P. Clem, an attorney and continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Minnesota. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for 25 years. He has a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul and a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota. His reported cases include: Asociacion Nacional de Pescadores a Pequena Escala o Artesanales de Colombia v. Dow Quimica de Colombia, 988 F.2d 559, rehearing denied, 5 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1041 (1994); LaMott v. Apple Valley Health Care Center, 465 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991); Abo el Ela v. State, 468 N.W.2d 580 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991). You can visit his websites at richardclem.com and w0is.com and his blog at OneTubeRadio.com.

By:
Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

April 30: Webcast - Intellectual Property as Business Asset—Where Is the Value and How Do You Find It? #MCLE

The constantly changing landscape of intellectual property law is dizzying, but the answer to the fundamental question of where is the value of intellectual property—and how do you find it—is always at the back of our minds. This presentation will review, considering the current state of the law, where the value of intellectual property is found, or not found, and will provide suggestions on determining whether a business, or its products and services, could benefit from intellectual property protection.
During the webinar, we will discuss these topics and more:
  • What do patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights protect?
  • What kinds of intellectual property are valuable, and why?
  • What kinds of enterprises realize substantial economic value from intellectual property, and why?
  • How do you determine whether a product or service should be protected with intellectual property?
Title: 
Intellectual Property as Business Asset—Where Is the Value and How Do You Find It?
When/Where: 
April 30, 2014
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speaker: 
Fitch Even partner Karl R. Fink
Presented by: 
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit: 
1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
Cost: 
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

May 15: Dallas - Understanding the Mexican Energy Reform Seminar

On December 12, 2013 , the Mexican Congress approved the most ambitious energy reform since the oil industry nationalized in 1938. However, the key to the successful opening of Mexico's oil and gas industry lies in close attention to the details of its implementation (currently in process) and will largely depend of the effectiveness, strength, and transparency of the Mexican institutions and regulators. Please join Thompson & Knight for a lunch presentation in which we will address the key details and timing of the Mexican Energy Reform, and what the upcoming changes may mean for potential operators, partners, and/or investors in offshore and onshore developments.
Title:
Understanding the Mexican Energy Reform Seminar
When/Where:
Thursday, May 15, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thompson & Knight LLP
1722 Routh Street, 15th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75201
Register Today
Cost:
There is no cost to attend.
Credit:
CLE/CPE credit is pending approval.
By:
Thompson & Knight LLP

April 23: Stillwater, MN - Criminal Expungement in Minnesota: An update


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 Bar Association, but membership in the Association is not required for attendance.
Title:
Criminal Expungement in Minnesota: An update
When/Where:
April 23, 2014
Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Speaker:
Shawn Betts, Esq.
Law Office of Shawn M. Betts
By:
Washington County Law Library
Credit:
One standard CLE Credit approved: 190300
Cost:
Free!
More:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1059

Friday, April 18, 2014

My 14: Chicago - Anti-SLAPP Law #MCLE


Decalogue Society of Lawyers

"Justice, Justice shalt thou pursue"

Preregistration required; seats are limited.
Title:
Anti-SLAPP Law
When/Where:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12:30-1:30pm
134 N LaSalle, Suite 775
Chicago, IL
Speaker:
Hon. Ellis Levin
By:
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Credit:
1 Hour CLE credit
Cost:
Free

April 25: Telecon - Federal Court Control Over The Practice Of Law And Lawyers

This course covers the area of admission to practice in various federal jurisdictions including US Tax Court, and various US District Courts. The course will cover issues related to the unauthorized practice of law and U.S. District Court admission. Which jurisdiction controls? Which code of ethics applies?
Richard Clem 
    Title:
    Federal Court Control Over The Practice Of Law And Lawyers
    When/Where:
    April 25, 2014
    6:45 PM Phone line opens Central Daylight Time (Chicago time)
    6:55 )M Introductory remarks
    7:00 PM Live lecture (one hour)
    8:00 PM Concluding remarks
    Telephone Conference Call
    Speaker:
    Mitchell Hadler.
    By:
    Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
    Cost:
    No cost. If, however, you wish to make a small voluntary payment, you may do so after the program. See Why Is This Program Free?
    Credit:
    One Iowa or Minnesota CLE credit, absolutely free. In addition:
    • Alaska: Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in or from other states if the program has been accredited by another MCLE jurisdiction
    • Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not accredit programs for the MCLE requirement. The Rules and Regulations are predicated on the assumption that attorneys can evaluate CLE activities offered based on the guidelines and report their activities by affidavit.
    • Arkansas: Upon receipt of a completed certificate of attendance form confirming attendance at an out-of-state continuing legal education program approved by the situs state, the attorney shall be entitled to CLE credits in Arkansas.
    • California: Program is eligible for California CLE credit only if the attorney is calling in from outside of California. The program cannot be taken for California credit if you call in from California.
    • Colorado: Colorado attorneys should submit a Colorado Affidavit form along with a statement certifying that the CLE program is accredited in another mandatory CLE state.
    • Florida: Courses approved by other state bars are generally acceptable for use toward satisfying CLE requirement but attorneys must first submit a CLE Application for Course Attendance Credit.
    • Hawaii: Program is eligible for Hawaii CLE credit only if the attorney is calling in from outside of Hawaii. The program cannot be taken for Hawaii credit if you call in from Hawaii.
    • Iowa: 1.0 CLE credit applied for.
    • Maine: Credit hours for activities approved by another MCLE state will be accepted for identical credit by the Board of Overseers of the Bar in Maine upon the Board's receipt of evidence of such certification as issued by that state
    • Minnesota: 1.0 CLE credit applied for 
    • Montana: Montana will honor the approval given by other CLE jurisdictions. Simply attach documentation of the other state's approval to your affidavit at the end of the reporting year.
    • New Jersey: New Jersey attorneys who are taking courses approved for CLE by another state will receive 1:1 credit for courses approved in that jurisdiction through reciprocity.
    • New York: Attorneys may claim New York CLE hours for programs accredited in Indiana or Wisconsin.
    • Other States: CLE credit is available in many other states if the participating attorney applies for credit.

    April 24: Albuquerque - Horse Slaughter In New Mexico #MCLE

    The New Mexico Attorney General will give a lecture on the horse slaughter issue in New Mexico.
    Title:
    Horse Slaughter In New Mexico
    When/Where:
    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    2:30pm - 5:30pm
    University of New Mexico School of Law Room 3402
    Parking in L Lot
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    Speaker:
    Gary King, Attorney General of New Mexico.
    By:

    • American Constitution Society 
    • Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

    Credit:
    1 credit applied for
    Cost:
    Free
    More Information And Registration

    May 15: Webcast - Expanding Medical Marijuana Laws: Current Policies and Implications for Public Health

    Twenty one states and Washington, D.C., have legalized medical marijuana and eight other states are considering legislation in 2014. As medical marijuana laws expand, state governments and health departments have the daunting task of developing and implementing rules and regulations. This webinar provides an overview of the current public health and legal landscape of medical marijuana; examines patient registries, product testing, adolescent use, drugged driving and other health and policy concerns; and explores the evaluation of current laws and possible evidence-based strategies to protect public health.
    Title:
    Expanding Medical Marijuana Laws: Current Policies and Implications for Public Health
    When/Where:
    Thursday, May 15, 2014
    1:00pm - 2:00pm (ET)
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Speakers:
    • Eric Kuhn, Colorado Assistant Attorney General and NAGTRI/RWJF Public Health Fellow
    • Bob Morgan, General Counsel at the Illinois Department of Public Health and Statewide Project Coordinator of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
    • Gordon Smith, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    • Alex Wagenaar, Professor of Health Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Associate Director at PHLR (Moderator).
    By:
    • American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME)
    • Network for Public Health Law
    • 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
    More Information And Registration

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    May 6: Seattle - Recounts in the Post Bush v. Gore Era #MCLE

    The 2014 elections will be hotly contested. Join us for a free presentation from the expert who's sure to get a call when a race becomes too close to call.
    Title:
    Recounts in the Post Bush v. Gore Era
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Perkins Coie LLC
    1201 Third Avenue Suite 4900
    Seattle, WA
    This is a brown bag lunch.
    Speaker:
    Kevin J. Hamilton, Partner, Firmwide Chair, Labor & Employment Practice, Firmwide Chair, Retail & Consumer Products Group, Perkins Coie LLC. Kevin Hamilton, one of the nation's leading election and political litigators, will discuss his involvement in major election recounts in the post-Bush v. Gore era. Kevin's experience includes the recount litigation for Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Christine Gregoire.
    By:
    Puget Sound (Seattle and Tacoma area) Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
    Credit:
    This activity is being submitted for 1.0 hours of Washington CLE credit.
    Cost:
    Free
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    April 24: San Diego - Brown v. Board of Education at 60 #MCLE

    Please join us for a discussion on the significance and impact of Brown v. Board of Education after 60 years. This event will focus on the present impact of the Brown decision and to what extent the promises of Brown have been fulfilled.
    Title:
    Brown v. Board of Education at 60
    When/Where:
    Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    1155 Island Avenue Room 229
    San Diego, CA
    Speaker:
    Rebecca L. Brown, Newton Professor of Constitutional Law, ACS Student Chapter Faculty Advisor, University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
    By:
    The San Diego Lawyer Chapter and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society
    Credit:
    The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
    Cost:
    Free
    More Information And Registration