Thursday, October 17, 2019

October 11, 18+29: The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques

Technology has been described as “the campfire around which we tell our stories” and that is especially true in the legal profession. As technology has allowed greater amounts of information to be retained, legal documents are becoming longer and longer and can no longer be ignored. Becoming technologically savvy and staying abreast of advancements is at the very core of the competency of the legal profession.
In this free Continuing Legal Education course, we will explore the latest technological advancements, strategies for efficiently researching and more.
Title:
The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

October 17: Introduction to Boolean

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Program Repeats:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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Sunday, October 13, 2019

October 9+14: Data Breach: A-Z Guide for Law Firms

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar covers current data breach laws, trends in the legal industry, insight into client concerns regarding data protection, and a discussion of why data security is so important to law firms.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand what constitutes a data breach
  • Understand the current legal framework that regulates data breaches
  • Examine what a law firm can do on behalf of its client to prepare them for a data breach
  • Understand what exposure a law firm faces and what data security matters to a firm.


Title:
Data Breach: A-Z Guide for Law Firms
When/Where:
Webcast
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Thursday, October 10, 2019

October 15: Legal/Scientific Case for Recovering Climate Change Damages in Minnesota

This free CLE explores lawsuits by governments against fossil fuel companies for climate change-related adaptation damages as applied to Minnesota.

Title:
Legal/Scientific Case for Recovering Climate Change Damages in Minnesota
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT
University of Minnesota Law School
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Also Webcast Live - See Link Here
By:
University of Minnesota Law School's Environmental and Energy Law Society
Speakers:
  • Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General; https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Office/AGBio.asp
  • Alexandra Klass, University of Minnesota Law School, Distinguished McKnight University Professor; https://www.law.umn.edu/profiles/alexandra-klass
  • J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy, Science Policy Director; https://fresh-energy.org/staff/j-drake-hamilton/
  • Dr. Gabe Chan, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Assistant Professor; https://www.hhh.umn.edu/directory/gabriel-chan
  • Vic Sher, Sher Edling LLP, Partner; https://www.sheredling.com/team/vic-sher/
  • Dr. Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics;
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Monday, October 7, 2019

October 8: Modern Digital Transformation Challenges in the Pursuit to Be Data-Driven

On October 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with IT and Data Consultant William McKnight, will present a free, one-hour, interactive webinar continuing legal education presentation, Modern Digital Transformation Challenges in the Pursuit to Be Data-Driven, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, William McKnight will discuss:
  • Introduction to Modern Digital Transformation
  • Cloud computing
  • Compliance and regulations
  • Artificial intelligence.
Title:
Modern Digital Transformation Challenges in the Pursuit to Be Data-Driven
When/Where:
October 8, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
William McKnight is the president at McKnight Consulting Group where he has 30 years of information management and DBMS experience. He is a frequent keynote speaker and trainer internationally. William is a former database engineer, Fortune 50 information technology executive and Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Mr. McKnight focuses on delivering business value and solving business problems utilizing proven, streamlined approaches to information management. He has also written hundreds of articles, blogs and white papers which have been in publication and has consulted with Pfizer, Scotiabank, Verizon and many other Global 1000 companies.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in AL, CA, CO, DE, FL, IL, KS, KY, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, and TX.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules

Cost:
Free.


Sunday, October 6, 2019

October 7+28: Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence


Failure to conduct proper due diligence can mean billions in unwanted costs to your organization or your client.
Due diligence can be a legal obligation, but the term more commonly applies to voluntary investigations designed to uncover hidden bad acts. It is imperative that attorneys understand and appreciate the potential risks presented by third parties. Effective due diligence investigations contribute to informed decision making by enhancing the amount and quality of information available to decision makers and by ensuring that this information is systematically used to make the best choices based on cost, benefit, and risk.
In this free Continuing Legal Education program, you will learn about the purpose, legal requirements and recent developments for due diligence and hear about organizational strategies to strengthen due diligence efforts and mitigate financial or operational risk.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Learn about the importance of understanding third parties for effective decision making
  • Understand key concepts and components critical to successfully conducting due diligence
  • Review specific laws that require due diligence
  • Discuss the legal penalties and financial risks when due diligence fails
  • Get tips on organizing an effective due diligence process.
Title:
Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Jordan Rader
Price:
Free
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Friday, October 4, 2019

October: Election Cybersecurity Update: Interference and Integrity Ahead of the 2020 Election

The 2020 presidential election season is already ramping up, making the battle against election and campaign cyber threats more important than ever.
Join us for this update to our previous program, “Cybersecurity and Election Interference and Integrity” as we discuss what has changed in the last year, recent data breach events, and the state of cybersecurity for federal and state campaigns and elections, including an overview of the state and federal election administration and a breakdown of the threats to voter data and election systems.
This discussion will be led by Ari M. Schwartz, the Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services at Venable LLP and the former senior director for cybersecurity on the United States National Security Council Staff at the White House, and Ronald M. Jacobs, the co-chair of Venable LLP’s Political Law Group.
Title:
Election Cybersecurity Update: Interference and Integrity Ahead of the 2020 Election
By:
Above the Law + Lawline
Credit:
  • Alabama (must self-apply)
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas 
  • California
  • Colorado  (must self-apply)
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware (must self-apply)
  • Florida  (must self-apply)
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho  (must self-apply)
  • Illinois
  • Indiana (must self-apply)
  • Iowa (must self-apply)
  • Kentucky (must self-apply)
  • Louisiana (must self-apply)
  • Maine (must self-apply)
  • Minnesota  (must self-apply)
  • Missouri
  • Montana (must self-apply)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire (must self-apply)
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York 
  • Nevada  (must self-apply)
  • North Carolina  (must self-apply)
  • North Dakota (must self-apply)
  • Oklahoma (must self-apply)
  • Oregon  (must self-apply)
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina (must self-apply)
  • Texas (must self-apply)
  • US Virgin Islands (must self-apply)
  • Utah (must self-apply)
  • Virginia
  • Washington 
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin  (must self-apply)
  • Wyoming  (must self-apply)
  • Other Jurisdictions: Check with your credit-granting authority; you might be able to self-apply.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

October 29: Improving Performance through (Im)Perfectionism

In this free CLE webinar, psychotherapist and former large-firm attorney Chelsy Castro as she speaks about one of the most crippling issues lawyers deal with each day, PERFECTIONISM.
While that word is not usually pejorative, Chelsy will walk us through how perfectionism can be ruinous to careers and even lives. You’ll learn:
  • What Perfectionism is in the context of mental health and substance abuse;
  • The impact of Perfectionism on our productivity and performance;
  • Best practices for managing Perfectionism;
  • How to maximize productivity and more!
Learn whether you are a perfectionist, why that might be driving down your ability to do great work as a lawyer, and consider some methods and tactics to keep perfectionism in check. Chelsy’s expertise will take us through social, behavioral, and psychological issues with perfectionism to help us arrive at being OK with being IMPERFECT.
Once you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good!
Title:
When/Where:
October 29, 2019
12:00 PM CDT
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
Chelsy Castro, JD, MA, MSW, LCSW is CEO and Founder of Castro Jacobs Psychotherapy and Consulting (CJPC), a firm specializing in lawyer well-being. A lawyer turned psychotherapist, she is an expert in lawyer well-being who teaches individuals and the organizations they work for how to build the skills they need to achieve their goals in a healthy and productive way. After graduating with her JD/MA from American University, Chelsy practiced law as a multilingual attorney in “Big Law” in the field of international regulatory compliance. Motivated to help her colleagues and the legal field know, feel, and do better, Chelsy earned her clinical degree at the University of Chicago and shifted her focus towards serving the legal profession. Prior to launching CJPC, Chelsy designed, developed, and managed clinical and outreach programs and provided psychotherapy for lawyers as a Director and clinician for the Lawyers’ Assistance Program. During her tenure at LAP, Chelsy also served as a speaker, training hundreds of lawyers in science-based methods to manage stress, reduce anxiety, be more productive, and build healthy professional relationships in forums such as the ABA, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and various law schools, law firms, professional associations, and both domestic and international conferences. Chelsy currently counsels individual clients, consults with organizations, and speaks on how we can apply science to live and work healthier and more productively.
Credit:
1.0 CLE Credit applied for in FL, IL, and CA; additional CLE certification details available during the webinar.
By:
Smokeball

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October 2: Recent Updates to Connecticut Property Law

Title:
Recent Updates to Connecticut Property Law
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Cost:
Free. Shipman & Goodwin reserves the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm
Speaker:
Gregory P. Muccilli is counsel in the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use practice group. Greg practices in real estate development, commercial financing, commercial leasing and land use counseling, particularly in New Haven County, Connecticut. His experience includes counseling clients in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition of commercial, mixed-useandmulti-family residential properties. Greg represents clients throughout all stages of development and has appeared before various municipal land use departments, inland wetlands committees, planningand zoning commissions and boards of zoning appeal throughout Connecticut. Greg also serves as Connecticut counsel to companies and developers in multistate transactions which include Connecticut real property, and represents hotel owners and purchasers in the acquisition and disposition of luxury, historic, boutique and franchised hotel properties throughout Connecticut.
Credit:
This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hour, of which 1.5 can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement. This program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of Shipman & Goodwin that this activity qualifies for one and a half hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including zero hour(s) of ethics/professionalism, but is subject to change based on actual instruction/attendance time.
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Monday, September 30, 2019

October 16: Free Speech on the Internet: Blocking, Banning, and Removing Content

Can politicians block their constituents on social media platforms, and are those platforms using algorithms to suppress viewpoints they disfavor? Why are legislators on both sides of the aisle calling for changes to legislation that currently insulates online platforms for their users’ speech? Should governments or corporations shut down online communities that foment extremism or spread disinformation?
In many ways, the internet has fulfilled its promise of a free-flow of information that has fundamentally changed the way we interact with the world and each other. But the technology that has streamlined and improved communication has come with societal costs: it has opened new avenues for harassment, undermined our democratic processes, and exacerbated the spread of extremism. Are these necessary components of a free internet, or should we consider changes to the regulatory landscape?
This talk will examine the legal concepts and competing interests involved when making content decisions in an internet age where our social and political conversations increasingly originate and are amplified online.
Title:
Free Speech on the Internet: Blocking, Banning, and Removing Content
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Also Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Andrew Geronimo is a supervising attorney at the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he manages the IP Venture Clinic. Geronimo joined CWRU Law in 2017 as the Stanton Foundation First Amendment Fellow and taught in the First Amendment Lab & the First Amendment Clinic, where his advocacy focused on free speech, free press, and government transparency issues.
Prior to joining the law school Geronimo practiced at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Mansour Gavin LPA, and Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., LPA, representing clients in administrative proceedings, trials, and appeals at the state and federal levels. He has experience litigating constitutional, civil rights, business, contract, real estate, employment, tort and statutory claims. Geronimo remains a committed volunteer member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Certified Grievance Committee, which investigates and prosecutes allegations of ethical misconduct by Ohio lawyers.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit has been approved
Cost:
Free and open to the public.