Friday, August 22, 2014

September 18: NYC - Changing Entity Type: Conversions, Cross-Entity Mergers and Domestications #MCLE

This program will address:
  • Why are conversions done?
  • The Model Entity Transaction Act:
  • Overview, focusing on the conversion and domestication provisions
  • Comparison of the Act to Delaware’s conversion statute
  • When Conversions Can’t Be Done:
  • Cross-entity mergers in NY and IL
  • Post Conversion/Cross Entity Merger Requirements
  • And much more!
Changing Entity Type: Conversions, Cross-Entity Mergers and Domestications
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
9:30-11:00 AM
Executive Conference Center
1601 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10019
National Corporate Research, Ltd.
New York 1.5 MCLE
Free - Advanced registration REQUIRED
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September 17: San Francisco - Introduction To Family Law Training

Our Family Law Project assists individuals, families with children or families with domestic violence in matters including marital dissolutions, child custody, child support, restraining orders, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, powers of attorney and probate litigation. This is a full-scope project in which the volunteer can take the case from start to finish. Depending on the circumstances of each case, cases can last for weeks, months or even years. Before you volunteer with this project, we ask that you attend this free MCLE training session.
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys who will go over the volunteer procedures as well as the forms for completing a simple divorce. The substantive portion of the training must be viewed ahead of time on the Practising Law Institute’s Web site. For more information on how to view this webcast and attend our live training, please email or by phone at 415-782-8996.
JDC's full scope Eviction Defense Project provides representation to clients during their eviction proceedings. These cases provide excellent litigation experience as the procedures are the same as those involved in business litigation-discovery, motions, settlement, and trial-on a more manageable level. Before you volunteer with this project, we ask that you attend this free MCLE training session.
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorney who will go over the volunteer procedures as well as the different types of cases we place with volunteers. The substantive portion of the training must be viewed ahead of time on the Practising Law Institute’s Web site. For more information on how to view this webcast and attend our live training, please email
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Introduction To Family Law Training
September 17, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
1 Hour
Free to volunteers
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

September 17: Chicago - Your Best Thinking in the Worst Situations: Improving Decision Making Under Stress

"Justice Thou Shalt Pursue"
Preregistration required; seats are limited.
Registration will open by Labor Day.
Your Best Thinking in the Worst Situations: Improving Decision Making Under Stress
September 17, 2014
134 North LaSalle, Room 775
Chicago, IL.
Tony Pacione, Clinical Director, Lawyers' Assistance Program
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
1 credit hour Professional Responsibility

September 9: Webcast - Nine in Ninety: The Top Legal Issues in 2014

“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” Threats from hackers, trolls, thieves, corrupt governments, dissatisfied employees, someone’s bad decision, ever-burdensome regulations, high-stakes litigation, and just bad luck, can feel like your job is dodging high-speed balls and flying wrenches. This webinar to address nine of the most challenging threats organizations face today.
During this complimentary CLE webinar the panel will cover:
1. Cyber Threats
2. Privacy Class Actions
3. Intellectual Property Protection
4. Anti-Corruption Regulations
5. Sanctions Risks
6. Antitrust Regulations
7. Wage & Hour Regulations
8. Affordable Care Act Implementation
9. Complex Litigation Management
Nine in Ninety: The Top Legal Issues in 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
2 PM ET (11 AM PT)
Duration: 90 minutes
Webcast - Register Now
Approved or in the process of approval for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, 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, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Eric Boos, Associate, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Linda Clark, Senior Counsel for Data Security & Compliance, Reed Elsevier
  • Susan Frank Divers, Senior VP and Assistant GC, AECOM
  • Sharon Apple, Assistant GC, Nestle Nutrition North America
  • Laurie Novion, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, Managing Shareholder, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, PC


September 8: DC, NYC & Philadelphia - Settlement of Cases and Releases #MCLE

A discussion and application of the basic principles of settling an individual case as well as consolidated cases and class actions.
Settlement of Cases and Releases
CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
September 8, 2014
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Live Location:
New York, NY
Videoconference Locations:
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Washington, D.C.
Joseph K. Hetrick
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
No charge

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

September 17: Cleveland - One Nation Under Surveillance #MCLE

If the first casualty of war is truth, civil liberties are second. Panic leads the way, with such examples as the internment of American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II and McCarthyism purges during the Cold War. The reaction to 9-11 has threatened civil liberties in a potentially much more dangerous way. The government is keeping records of everything we do digitally, even on admittedly rare occasion listening to our phone calls. A National Surveillance State has been created. Even just walking on the street is often recorded. The dangers are obvious. Americans are losing their privacy as the government to an unprecedented extent is monitoring communications and recording in public, seemingly in perpetuity. The ramifications just cannot be understated and simply put, it is the hottest issue in the country.
One Nation Under Surveillance
Constitution Day Lecture
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Moot Court Room
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
1.0 pending
Roger Newman is the author of "Hugo Black: A Biography," a work that won the Scribes Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography. He also co-authored "Banned Films: Movies, Censors and the First Amendment," and was editor-in-chief of "The Constitution and Its Amendments.” Newman taught for seven years as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is currently working on a book on the Supreme Court against the backdrop of the conservative movement over the past forty years.
Newman’s writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation and The American Lawyer as well as many other academic and legal publications and newspapers. He has lectured extensively with over 200 appearances and university’s throughout the county, and has appeared on NPR, PBS, C-Span and Entertainment Tonight.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
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August: On-Demand Webcast (WA) - The Art of Trial Persuasion #MCLE

Members of the Washington State Bar Association can see this recorded CLE "The Art of Trial Persuasion" for free during the month of August 2014.
Long before the Gutenberg Bible, the daily newspaper, radio, television, and the Internet, storytellers educated the people. Recent research has established that if evidence is presented in a disconnected and confusing fashion jurors will compose and create their own story to make sense of what they have heard, thus confirming what good trial lawyers instinctively know to do: tell a story.
The trial lawyer of today has many tools available to assist in his/her story and no lawyer should omit informative and cost-effective demonstrative evidence from the trial. However, a trial begins and ends with the spoken word. Talking to jurors, developing a personal relationship with them, and telling them the story remains, and will always remain, the foundation of a successful trial.
The persuasive trial attorney is a both a skilled wordsmith and an artistic storyteller. Mark Johnson and Stephanie Bloomfield will share their practical and successful secrets to winning your case.
The Art of Trial Persuasion
  • Mark Johnson — Johnson & Flora PLLC, Seattle
  • Stephanie Bloomfield — Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Tacoma.
Washington State Bar Association
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

September 23: St. Paul - The Future for In-House Counsel #MCLE

Richard Susskind presents: "The Future for In-House Counsel" followed by a discussion with a panel of general counsel: Laura Witte, General Counsel Cargill, Jon Oviatt, General Counsel Mayo Clinic, and Norm Linnell, Donaldson Company.
The Future for In-House Counsel
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
University of St. Thomas School of Law
St. Paul, MN
Prof. Richard Susskind OBE is one of the most insightful and influential experts internationally on the future of the legal services market. He holds a doctorate in law and computers from Oxford, and has worked on legal technology and how it is changing the market for over thirty years. He has been invited to speak in over 40 countries and has addresses audiences numbering more than 250,000. He is the author of six books including The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services (Oxford, 2008) and Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future (Oxford, 2013).
University of St. Thomas School of Law
1.5 free standard CLE hours have been applied for.
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August 21: Seattle - Prosecuting Human Trafficking Crimes in South Asia #MCLE

The presentation will focus on Jennifer Oswald's work with International Justice Mission, an anti-human trafficking organization in South Asia. She worked with local attorneys to combat commercial sexual exploitation of minors by prosecuting sex traffickers.
She will discuss
  • The scope of trafficking, 
  • Vulnerabilities regarding trafficking, 
  • The rescue and aftercare of the survivors, 
  • Prosecution of the traffickers
  • Anti-trafficking laws 
  • Case studies.
Prosecuting Human Trafficking Crimes in South Asia
August 21, 2014
3:30–4 p.m. — Registration
4–5 p.m. — CLE Seminar
Century Square, Alki Room
1501 4th Ave., Seattle
Attorney Jennifer Oswald
Presented in partnership with the World Peace Through Law Section
Approved for 1 general CLE credit.
World Peace Through Law Section members: Free (discount will be reflected at Checkout)
Non-World Peace Through Law Section members Who Want CLE Credit: $25
Just Visiting: Be My Guest
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

August 28: San Diego - Keep Out of Trouble and Run an Efficient Business

Visit the San Diego Law Library LinkedIn page to get a discount code to attend this program free.
In partnership with the Hartford Group of Merrill Lynch, the San Diego Law Library invites you for light refreshments and discussion on how to run a successful business. Experts, Jonathan Amitrano, Michael Lorber and Tyson Abbo from Abbo Tax will share how to avoid common pitfalls and prevent problems arising from legal and tax issues.
Keep Out of Trouble and Run an Efficient Business
Thursday, August 28, 2014
5-7 p.m.
Downtown San Diego
San Diego Law Library
One hour general participatory credit.

  • With code from LinkedIn: $0
  • Without code: $10

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