Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 12, 21, 24: 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



Friday, September 14, 2018

September 27: The (Almost) Great Unraveling: Can the Quest for Solidarity Survive?

The lecture will focus on the struggle to maintain the ACA and the essential principle of solidarity on which the law necessarily rests, as well as the limited options, given the unique circumstances of the American psyche, for alternative pathways to a national policy of health care inclusiveness.

Title:
The (Almost) Great Unraveling: Can the Quest for Solidarity Survive?
When/Where:
Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Webcast
Also live at: Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Speaker:
Sara Rosenbaum J.D. is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair of the Department of Health Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. She also holds professorships in GW’s Law and Medical Schools and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Professor Rosenbaum has devoted her career to health justice for populations who are medically underserved as a result of race, poverty, disability, or cultural exclusion. An honored teacher and scholar, a popular speaker, and a widely-read writer on many aspects of health law and policy, Professor Rosenbaum has emphasized public engagement as a core element of her work, providing public service to six Presidential Administrations and twenty-one Congresses. She is best known for her scholarship and advocacy on health care for the poor, civil rights, and national health reform.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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September 25: State Courts in a Federal System

State courts are the courts most likely to affect an ordinary person’s life.
Development of the common law of property, tort and contract, as well as the law governing our most personal relationships, family law, are the province of state courts. Most criminal law is state law; and most criminal prosecutions happen in state court. In these, and in other areas, state courts have been innovators. For example, state courts have taken the lead in developing new ways to work with non-violent criminal offenders, through the creation of problem-solving courts such as veterans' treatment courts, drug courts, and mental health courts. And while most people think only of the U.S. Constitution when they think of their rights, each of our fifty states has its own constitution too, whose interpretation, by state judges, is not formally constrained by the parallel work of the federal courts.
In other words, state courts matter. In fact, there was no guarantee that federal courts, besides the Supreme Court, would even exist. Our Constitution did not require it—Congress had the discretion, but not duty, to create lower federal courts. But as the federal court system has grown, it has developed an ever-evolving, complicated relationship with the state courts. There are many doctrines, such as abstention and procedural requirements in habeas corpus that are designed to respect the work of the state courts and recognize the states’ primacy. But how robustly should federal courts apply these doctrines? And how much deference should state courts give to federal court resolution of the parallel problems that confront them?
These, and many other questions, are inherent in our federal system.
Title:
State Courts in a Federal System
When/Where:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Webcast
Also live at:
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Speaker:
The Honorable Joan L. Larsen is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was nominated by the President on May 8, 2017 and confirmed by the Senate on November 1, 2017. Before her appointment to the federal bench, Judge Larsen served two terms as a Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, where she was the court’s liaison to Michigan’s drug, sobriety, mental health and veteran’s courts.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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September 7+17: 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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Thursday, September 13, 2018

October 16: Pitfalls for Contestants in Reality Competition Shows

On October 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with entertainment attorneys Bernard Resnick and Sally Mattison will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Pitfalls for Contestants in Reality Competition Shows, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Mr. Resnick and Ms. Mattison will discuss:
  • Background
  • Common TV production company requests- business terms
  • Treatment of contestants during/after production
  • Other fine print issues
  • Negotiability
  • Common sense considerations for contestants and their representatives.
Title:
Pitfalls for Contestants in Reality Competition Shows
When/Where:
October 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Bernard Resnick, Esq. is an entertainment attorney who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. His clients have included recording artists, songwriters, record producers, agents, managers, filmmakers, financiers, professional athletes and others. Mr. Resnick is a lecturer in Law at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Mr. Resnick serves on the Recording Academy’s national Grammy Awards Hall of Fame committee. Mr. Resnick frequently serves as an expert witness in entertainment-related lawsuits. Besides being a lawyer and expert witness, Mr. Resnick is a musician, songwriter, record producer and music publisher.
  • Priscilla J. (Sally) Mattison is Of Counsel to the firm Bernard M. Resnick, Esq. P.C. Her clients have included recording artists, songwriters, record producers, record labels, music publishers, managers, booking agencies, filmmakers and screenwriters. A frequent speaker at entertainment industry and legal education events, she has also written numerous articles for trade publications, including books published by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. In addition to IAEL, she belongs to The Recording Academy, New York Women in Film & Television, and Philadelphia Women in Film & Television, and holds both writer and publisher memberships in BMI.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.
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October 11: Ethical Considerations for Working With An Aging Population

On October 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with certified financial planner Marguerita Cheng will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Ethical Considerations for Working With An Aging Population, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Ms. Cheng will discuss:
  • Demographic overview
  • Client identification
  • Undue influence
  • Capacity
  • Mental
  • Financial
  • Client waiver
  • Elder financial abuse

Title:
Ethical Considerations for Working With An Aging Population
When/Where:
October 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Marguerita M. Cheng is the chief executive officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. She is a past spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign, a member of the CNBC FA Council, and a regular columnist for Investopedia & Kiplinger. As a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) Ambassador, Marguerita helps educate the public, policymakers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning. She serves as a Women’s Initiative (WIN) Advocate and subject matter expert for CFP Board, contributing to the development of examination questions for the CFP® Certification Examination. In 2017, she was named the #3 Most Influential Financial Advisor in the Investopedia Top 100 and a Woman to Watch by InvestmentNews.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE ethics credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, PA, TN, TX, and WI, attorney conduct credit in OH, and general credit in TN and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Cost:
Free.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 14: Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

The National Institute of Drug Abuse puts the cost of substance abuse to our nation at $600 billion in terms of crime, lost work productivity and health care. With workplace drug and alcohol testing laws and regulations changing constantly, discover the history and background of drugs and the workplace, medical marijuana and a drug free workplace, establishing impairment levels and workplace challenges.


Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


Tuesday, September 11, 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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Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 10: Ergonomics and Anthropometry

On September 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with certified industrial ergonomist Timothy Pottorff will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Ergonomics and Anthropometry, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Mr. Pottorff will discuss:
  • Risk factors
  • Examples
  • Anthropometry
  • Understanding issues
  • Best practices.
Title:
Ergonomics and Anthropometry
When/Where:
September 10, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Tim Pottorff, MSIE, CIE, ARM is a certified industrial ergonomist with more than 26 years’ experience consulting, including more than two years internally at the Aluminum Company of America, and more than 22 years on a global basis at Zurich Services Corporation. He also founded his own risk consulting firm, QP3 ErgoSystems LLC. Tim has worked with thousands of client locations around the world, and has identified common themes that affect the ability of employees to work comfortably and safely and developed programs, plans and options to help clients improve. He has presented at numerous professional ergonomics and safety conferences and written articles for publications including The Contact Center Pipeline, Industrial & Systems Engineering, and Iron & Steel Technology.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
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.

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October 16: The Salvation Army’s 26th Annual Seminar

Register Now For  Essential Information for Attorneys, Accountants, Financial Advisors and Other Planning Professionals.
This event often fills up so don't delay registration.
Title:
The Salvation Army’s 26th Annual Seminar
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Live Local Webcast Near You
Speaker:
Charles A. Redd, Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP