Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 3, 13, 17, 21, 27: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology

Technological advancement has enabled humanity to retain and process seemingly endless amounts of information. Nowhere is that more true than in the American legal system. Making sense of the water pouring from that particular fire hydrant is the focus of this course on the fundamentals of basic legal research in the age of electronic legal research.
Title:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Steve Dubusky
By:
Lexis/Nexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions that allow online credit.


Friday, August 17, 2018

August 2018: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting

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
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis



Thursday, August 9, 2018

August 10: Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2018

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 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected.
A person with a prior record faces significant barriers to employment, occupational licensing, and other basic necessities like housing, even when the record is old or relatively minor. Now more than ever, immigrants face the threat of deportation based on criminal justice contacts as minor as an arrest that did not result in conviction. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences of contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.
What You Will Learn
  • Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities
  • Criminal Record Remedy Updates and Advocacy Strategies
  • When Poverty Is a Crime and Justice Is Privatized – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts
  • Overcoming Criminal Record-Related Barriers to Employment and Occupational Licensing
  • Using Technology to Provide Better Clean Slate Services to More Clients.
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 nonprofit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2018
When/Where:
August 10, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

September 12: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018

Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy in disproportionate numbers. Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand. There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels. The practice of bankruptcy law is ever changing (all of the forms changed effective April 1, 2016) and can be quite complicated with even the simplest form of bankruptcy, Chapter 7. This basic program was developed for brand new practitioners and those who are either not familiar with the practice or have not practiced bankruptcy law since the passage of BAPCPA. The program hopes to develop practitioners who will volunteer their time and skills to those who cannot afford representation. The program will focus on Chapter 7 bankruptcy, from the day a new client walks into your office, to the day you receive notice that they have successfully received a discharge and their case is closed.
What You Will Learn
  • An overview of Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Duties and due diligence of the attorney
  • How the discharge works and the effectiveness of the automatic stay
  • How to protect the debtor’s property through exemptions
  • An overview of the means test for the low-income client
  • Issues in bankruptcy to be aware of and understand.
This program was designed for practitioners, paralegals and legal assistants who are new to bankruptcy or new to BAPCPA. It is a basic “How to File a Chapter 7” program.
If you would like to volunteer in pro bono clinics, develop bankruptcy as one of your practice areas, or are a new attorney who wants to develop a bankruptcy practice, this program will give you the tools you need to get started in the practice of Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Title:
Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018
When/Where:
September 12, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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September 6: Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2018 (Free)

While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to hesitate to offer pro bono legal services. This program is designed to answer questions regarding the ethical obligations of pro bono legal service, encourage attorneys to engage in this professionally rewarding aspect of law practice, and remove ambiguities that are barriers to engaging in pro bono legal services.
What You Will Learn
Attorneys knowledgeable about professional responsibility and pro bono service, who work in legal services, law firms, private bar programs and in-house corporate law departments will discuss the application of the California Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and, where relevant, the Proposed California Rules of Professional Conduct to pro bono legal service in different settings. The faculty will begin with the basics of pro bono, including the definition of “Pro Bono” for lawyers, why it is considered an important part of the profession, and ethical concerns unique to pro bono, as opposed to the commercial practice of law.
The faculty will also address emerging ethical issues in developing areas, such as pro bono clinics, incubators, pro bono in Federal courts, and the impact of technology in pro bono legal services.
Finally, the faculty will discuss hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate the application of the rules.
Law firm pro bono coordinators, partners, and associates, legal services pro bono coordinators and staff, in-house corporate pro bono managers and counsels, solos, small and medium firm attorneys engaged in pro bono legal services, court-based program administrators for self-represented litigants, judges, and everyone interested in access to justice.

Title:
Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2018
When/Where:
September 6, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
3 Credits in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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August 14 - 15: California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2018

Millions of Californians are unrepresented in Family Court matters (estimated 80% of litigants are unrepresented). Low-income clients are in desperate need of your pro bono help. Attend this free two-day PLI program for an introduction to family law practice and then volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.
What You Will Learn
  • Working with Pro Bono Low-Income Clients
  • Family Law 101/Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases
  • Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Custody and Visitation Procedure
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases
  • Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases
  •  Using California Family Law Judicial Council Forms
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement, Trial, Judgments.
Anyone interested in providing pro bono assistance to low-income family law clients in California (whether limited scope family law matters or full representation in a dissolution matter) would benefit from attending. The program is appropriate for new attorneys and more experienced practitioners looking to volunteer with nonprofit legal services agencies who can provide ongoing mentorship and support.

Title:
California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2018
When/Where:
August 14 - 15, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Up to 12 Credits in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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August 14: Colorectal Cancer: A Complete Guide #MCLE

On August 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with colon and rectal surgeon Dr. Stephen Cohen will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Colorectal Cancer: A Complete Guide, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Dr. Cohen will discuss:
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • GI signs and symptoms
  • Standard of care - Guidelines
  • Informed consent

Title:
Colorectal Cancer: A Complete Guide
When/Where:
August 14, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Speaker:
Dr. Stephen Cohen is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon with over two decades of experience. Not only does he continue to practice evidence based medicine and surgery, but he has made teaching, training, and educating young surgeons his ultimate long term goals. Dr. Cohen has been involved in the field of forensic medicine since the early 90's, and will help guide you on both standard of care and potential causation in many aspects of colon and rectal surgery.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.
By:TASA.
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August 1, 7, 16, 24+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 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
Speaker:
Tamika Cooper-Mtonga
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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Monday, August 6, 2018

August 29: The IIIM - Between Lessons Learned and Novel Approaches to Support Accountability for Core Crimes Committed in Syria

Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (the IIIM) will describe how by undertaking a structural investigation, the IIIM is building its evidence collection and the first phase of its case building. She will also address some of the challenges faced by the IIIM and the opportunities offered by its unique mandate set by UN General Assembly resolution 71/248 of 21 December 2016.
Catherine Machi-Uhl - Head,
International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM)
United Nations

Title:
The IIIM - between lessons learned and novel approaches to support accountability for core crimes committed in Syria
Klatsky Lecture in Human Rights
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webcast
Also In-Person in Cleveland, OH USA
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Speaker:
Catherine Marchi-Uhel, the head of the United Nations International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes in Syria (IIIM) will be speaking at the Law School on Aug. 29. The IIIM was established by UN General Assembly resolution in December 2016 to investigate Syrian atrocities and pave the way for accountability. On July 3, 2016, United Nations Secretary-General appointed Marchi-Uhel to head of IIIM. Marchi-Uhel is a former French judge with broad international experience trying and adjudicating war crimes. During her 27-year career, Marchi-Uhel has provided legal support to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the UN Mission in Liberia, and the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. She has also adjudicated for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and served as Ombudsperson to the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Committee.
Ms. Marchi-Uhel was appointed by the Secretary-General as Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic on 3 July 2017. She took up her official duties on 8 August 2017.
Prior to taking up her function on 8 August 2017, Ms. Marchi-Uhel has served as the Ombudsperson for the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities. Before, that, she has served as Head of Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Ms. Marchi-Uhel previously served as a full-time international judge at the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and was a Senior Legal Officer with the ICTY Appeals Chamber. From July 2014 to April 2015, Ms. Marchi-Uhel was seconded to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as Principal Rule of Law Officer, advising the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Rule of Law on justice and security matters.
Ms. Marchi-Uhel became a member of the French judiciary in 1989 and served as juge du siège at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Coutances, being specially in charge of cases involving juveniles. She was later seconded to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal Affairs Division, Human Rights Section before joining the United Nations.
Ms. Marchi-Uhel studied law at the Université Paris I — Panthéon Sorbonne and at the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie. She was an auditeur de justice at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature.
Credit:
  • 1 in-person credit applied for (Ohio)
  • Otherwise: Consult your credit-granting authority
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

September 5: Clear Obviousness Rejections: Important Lessons from Outdry v. Geox

Sign up to attend the virtual training course entitled “Clear Obviousness Rejections: Important Lessons from Outdry v. Geox.”
A recent case from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Outdry Technologies Corp. v. Geox S.P.A., is used as a vehicle for discussing good practices for writing clear obviousness rejections. This course emphasizes the importance of proper claim construction and a clear articulation of the obviousness rejection including citation of evidence, reasoned explanation and factual findings.
Title:
Clear Obviousness Rejections: Important Lessons from Outdry v. Geox
When:
September 5, 2018
1 pm Eastern
Webcast - Sign Up Now!
By:
USPTO
Speakers:
USPTO trainers will lead this course based on recent training delivered to patent examiners.
Credit:
USPTO is applying for CLE credit in Virginia. 
This course has limited capacity, and selection for attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. More Information And Registration