Tuesday, August 4, 2015

TODAY: Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges - Webcast #MCLE

To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. Information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines are all models in which an attorney takes limited responsibility for a client’s case. Many of these models expand access by employing volunteer attorneys and law students to provide services on a “limited scope” basis. This program will address the ethical and practical issues and concerns arising from the diversification and expansion of this model of representation.
What You Will Learn
  • Update on ethical issues in limited scope representation, including competence, communications and the attorney-client relationship, candor before the tribunal and diminished capacity
  • Supervisory issues and best practices
  • Ethical and practical issues in helping the pro se litigant prepare pleadings and motions
  • Best practices in limited scope representation programs.
Title:
Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges
When/Where:
August 4, 2015
9:00 AM Eastern
New York, NY
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Brenna K. DeVaney ~ Pro Bono Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Professor Philip M. Genty ~ Everett B. Birch Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility, Columbia Law School
  • Nakeeb Siddique ~ Staff Attorney, Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Neighborhood Office
  • Chair:Liliana K. Vaamonde ~ Training Director, Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society
  • Program Attorney: Janet L. Siegel ~ 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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Saturday, August 1, 2015

September 3: Webcast - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation #MCLE

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 offering 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
Experts in professional responsibility and in pro bono service from legal services, court-based programs, 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.
Who Should Attend
Law firm pro bono coordinators and partners, law firm associates, legal services pro bono coordinators, 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
When/Where:
September 3, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
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Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Description:
Speakers:

  • Chair: Robert A. Hawley ~ Deputy Executive Director, The State Bar of California
  • Denise M. Asper ~ Prison Litigation Project Director, Office of the Circuit Executive, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tiela Chalmers ~ Chief Executive Officer, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Toby J. Rothschild ~ Attorney at Law,
  • Christopher M. Tirrell ~ Global Alliance, Supply Chain, and Worldwide Technical Regulations Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Jonathan M. Wong ~ Partner, Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
  • Phong S. Wong ~ Pro Bono Director, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • 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. Ethics credit or an equivalent in most states.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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Friday, July 31, 2015

August 26: Webcast - Kimble v. Marvel: Practical Tips for Extending Licensing Agreements Beyond Patent Expiration

On June 22, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, upholding the long-standing rule that prohibits a patent holder from charging royalties for the use of an invention after the underlying patent has expired. As a result, patent holders may want to consider ways to negotiate competitive, mutually beneficial, and enforceable license agreements that exist beyond the term of the underlying patent.
During this webinar, we will discuss the following and more:
  • The case law leading up to the opinion in Kimble v. Marvel
  • A summary of the opinion
  • Tips and strategies for drafting licensing agreements that extend royalty fee payments beyond the life of a patent
Title: 
Kimble v. Marvel: Practical Tips for Extending Licensing Agreements Beyond Patent Expiration
When/Where: 
August 26, 2015
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speaker: 
Fitch Even partner Christine Abuel Pompa
Presented by: 
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit: 
1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
Cost: 
Free. Registration required.
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August 13: Web - Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
August 13, 2015
6:00pm EST- 7:00pm EST
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By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

August 25: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Electrical Engineering

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Electrical Engineering
When/Where:
August 25, 2015
12:00 PM Eastern
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Description:
This CLE will examine the tools to that maximize search efforts and walkthrough successful processes to extract relevant data from search results.
Search Strategies Examined:
  • Classifying multiple components within various electronic devices
  • Searching tips and tricks including EE strategies and examples
  • Searching EE specific databases.
Topics Covered
  • Search Types: What kinds of prior art searches are there?
  • Search Strategies: A guide to conducting a good search
  • Databases: Patent vs. non-patent, free vs. subscription, as well as which databases specialize in particular subject areas, along with their pros, cons and features.
Speakers:
Arvind Viswanatha Jeffrey Sobek. Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors.
Legal Advantage has conducted over 3,000 combined searches, with a cross section of experience of searching for patent and non-patent literature in databases mirrored with extensive on-site search experience at the USPTO.
Credit:
1 Hour in CA, FL, TX, WA; several other states may allow credit if you self-apply.
By:
Legal Advantage
More:
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July 30: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Mechanical Engineering

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Mechanical Engineering
When/Where:
July 30, 2015
12:00 PM EDT
Webinar
Description:
This CLE will examine the tools that maximize search efforts and walks through successful processes to extract relevant data from search results. Search Strategies Examined:
  • Classifying multiple components within different Mechanical Engineering sectors 
  • Searching tips and tricks using ME strategies and examples 
  • Searching ME specific databases
Topics Covered
  • Search Types: What kinds of prior art searches are there?
  • Search Strategies: A guide to conducting a good search.
  • Databases: Patent vs. non-patent, free vs. subscription, as well as which databases specialize in particular subject areas, along with their pros, cons & features.

Speakers:
Arvind Viswanathan & Jeffrey Sobek: Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors.
By:
Legal Advantage has conducted over 3,000 combined searches, with a cross section of experience of searching for patent and non-patent literature in databases mirrored with extensive on-site search experience at the USPTO.
Credit:
FL, TX, WA; some other states may allow credit upon self-application.
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TODAY'S #MCLE Webcast: Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies

Title:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
July 30, 2015 at 12:00pm EST
3:00pm EST- 4:00pm EST
Webcast - Register Now!
This program will be repeated August 6, 2015 at 9:00am EST.
Credit:
  • Approved for 1 Credit in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
  • Other States: In some states you may be able to self-apply for credit; consult your credit-granting authority.
By:
LexisNexis® University

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August 4: Webcast - Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges #MCLE

To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. Information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines are all models in which an attorney takes limited responsibility for a client’s case. Many of these models expand access by employing volunteer attorneys and law students to provide services on a “limited scope” basis. This program will address the ethical and practical issues and concerns arising from the diversification and expansion of this model of representation.
What You Will Learn
  • Update on ethical issues in limited scope representation, including competence, communications and the attorney-client relationship, candor before the tribunal and diminished capacity
  • Supervisory issues and best practices
  • Ethical and practical issues in helping the pro se litigant prepare pleadings and motions
  • Best practices in limited scope representation programs.
Title:
Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges
When/Where:
August 4, 2015
9:00 AM Eastern
New York, NY
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Brenna K. DeVaney ~ Pro Bono Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Professor Philip M. Genty ~ Everett B. Birch Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility, Columbia Law School
  • Nakeeb Siddique ~ Staff Attorney, Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Neighborhood Office
  • Chair:Liliana K. Vaamonde ~ Training Director, Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society
  • Program Attorney: Janet L. Siegel ~ 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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August 12: Webcast - What You Didn’t Know: Six Critical Steps in Medically Centered Litigation

Title:
What You Didn’t Know: Six Critical Steps in Medically Centered Litigation
When/Where:
August 12, 2015
3:00pm EST
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By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Monday, July 27, 2015

August 6: Webcast - Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age

Title:
Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age
When/Where:
August 6, 2015
10:00am EST
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By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Ethics: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas (pending), Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin (pending).
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