Friday, August 1, 2014

September 8: Webcast - Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2014) #MCLE

Title:
Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2014)
When/Where:
Wednesday, September 8, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Webcast - Preregistration Required
Credit:Typically Fastcase webinars are eligable for free CLE credit in Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois (ISBA members only), Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
More:
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

August 25: DC, NYC + Philadelphia: Negotiation Skills #MCLE

A hands on workshop in which participants will engage in negotiations involving three different levels of complexity and variables.
Title:
Negotiation Skills
When/Where:
August 25, 2014
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.
Speaker:
Joseph K. Hetrick
By:
Dechert LLP
Credit:
Pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA

September 3: Seattle - Making the Most of Your Client’s Parenting or GAL Evaluation #MCLE


The parenting plan and subsequent evaluation can arguably be one of the most important, emotional and stressful aspects of a dissolution, separation or third party custody action. Parenting evaluator and Guardian Ad Litem Dr. Melanie English, PhD, MSW, will teach you how to emotionally prepare your clients, how to streamline release of records and other information, pitfalls of language on orders, how collaterals are used (and not used), and more.
Title:
Making the Most of Your Client’s Parenting or GAL Evaluation
When/Where:
September 3, 2014
12-1 p.m.
1501 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1750
Seattle, WA
Speaker:
Parenting evaluator and Guardian Ad Litem Dr. Melanie English, PhD, MSW
By:
McKinley Irvin
Credit:
1 credit
Cost:
Free
Preregistration:
Please RSVP to this event by sending your name and bar number to cle@mckinleyirvin.com.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

August 15: Webcast - Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and people of color are disproportionately affected.
A person with a prior record faces significant employment and housing barriers, even when the record is old or unrelated to the job or housing. These barriers impede community reintegration and prevent formerly incarcerated people from being able to support themselves and their families or participate as members of their communities. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences that result from contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.
What you will learn:
  • Basic overview of criminal justice system and collateral consequences of arrests/convictions
  • Criminal Records Remedies under California law (i.e. “expungement”)
  • Employment Protections – new state and local laws in California
  • Impact of a juvenile record and sealing remedies under California law
  • Driver’s license suspension issues
  • Barriers to accessing public benefits
  • Special issues facing veterans with records.
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with reentry legal services through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration
When/Where:
August 15, 2014
9:00 AM Pacific
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Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:
  • Nisha S. Ajmani ~ Volunteer Attorney, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Donté Blue ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Manuel La Fontaine ~ Organizer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  • Eliza Hersh ~ Director, Clean Slate Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Deep Kaur Jodhka ~ Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Rachel Johnson-Farias ~ Equal Justice Works Fellow, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Michelle Natividad Rodriguez ~ Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project
  • Jesse Stout ~ Policy Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  • Co-Chairs
    • Meredith Desautels ~ Staff Attorney, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
    • Roxanne Dominguez-Shell ~ Second Chance Legal Clinic Coordinator, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law 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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July 31: DC - The Second Amendment’s Past, Present & Future #MCLE

This year marks the 75th anniversary of United States v. Miller, a 1939 case in which the Supreme Court unanimously held that Congress could prohibit the possession of weapons that were not related to the “preservation or efficiency of a well regulated Militia.” For decades, this was the only consideration the Court gave the Second Amendment, and arguably, it was generally understood that the Amendment's scope was limited to the use of firearms in connection with military activities.
This changed in 2008 in District of Columbia v. Heller, and subsequently in 2010 in McDonald v. Chicago, when the Court declared that the Second Amendment provided an "individual right to possess a firearm.” The Court explained that they were not overturning Miller; that Miller only limited the type of weapon to which the individual right applies.
The symposium’s morning panel will consider if the Supreme Court got it right in Heller and McDonald. Following this discussion of how should the Second Amendment be interpreted, the symposium’s afternoon session will consider the legal and policy questions that now surround the Second Amendment and what this means for gun safety and violence prevention.
Title:

The Second Amendment’s Past, Present & Future
When/Where:
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
National Press Club - Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
Speakers:

  • Robert Raben, President and Founder, The Raben Group; ACS Board of Directors
  • Adam Winkler, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor American Colonial and Revolutionary History; Women's History, Baruch College, City University of New York
  • Joseph Blocher, Associate Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Mark R. Killenbeck, Wylie H. Davis Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law
  • Representative Mike Thompson (CA-5), Chair, House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
  • Moderator, Allison Brown, Special Advisor, Open Society Foundations
  • Lori Haas, Virginia State Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
  • Megan Lewis, Deputy Executive Director, Mayors Against Illegal Guns & Everytown for Gun Safety
  • Jonathan E. Lowy, Director, Legal Action Project of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:

  • California: 4.0 hours of California CLE credit. 
  • New York:  credit available in accordance with New York’s Approved Jurisdiction Policy.
  • Other States: Check with that state’s CLE governing body. Many states permit self-application for credit.

Cost:
Free
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Friday, July 25, 2014

July 29: Webcast - The rise of GATCA – Preparing for the new reality of global tax compliance and account reporting systems

Even as many financial institutions are still scrambling to implement the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, new international tax compliance and reporting systems are looming on the horizon. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has announced plans for a standard of automatic account information exchange between 45 countries, and other nations are implementing their own FATCA-like systems.
This rise of “global account tax compliance,” or GATCA, presents complex new compliance challenges for a huge range of institutions, from identifying the tax status of all customers to tracking the multiplying network of account data sharing regimes between countries. This webinar will teach attendees what to expect in the new GATCA era, and offer practical guidance on how to prepare.
Attendees will learn:
  • What the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard is, and its compliance requirements
  • What the OECD standard has in common with FATCA, and how it differs
  • Some major compliance challenges related to GATCA, including KYC issues and ongoing monitoring
  • The key role that AML/KYC departments will play in implementing GATCA systems
  • How to build flexible data capture and reporting systems that go beyond the information required for FATCA.
Title:
The rise of GATCA – Preparing for the new reality of global tax compliance and account reporting systems
When/Where:
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1 – 2 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Laurie Gentz, Senior Business Solutions Consultant, BAE Systems
  • Natasha Taft, Chief Compliance Officer, Bank Hapoalim
By:
Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists
Credit:
This sponsor's announcement does not indicate that the sponsor has applied for credit. Its content may be eligible for CLE credit in states that allow attorneys to self-apply.
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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.