Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February 17: Webcast - Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession #MCLE

Title:
Eliminating Bias From the Legal Profession
When/Where:
February 17, 2016
3:00pm EST- 4:00pm 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, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Georgia: Many #Probono Related Free #MCLE

If you're willing to do some pro bono work, the easiest way to earn free CLE may be to get trained up by a program and do the work.
Lawyers in Georgia should check out this the George Advocates calendar to find programs offering opportunities like these.
It's a calendar, so check back frequently to see if it's got an opportunity for you!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 11: Webcast - Someone Online Hates You: Ethical Responses to Negative Online Feedback

Discuss ways to help lawyers and law firms get comfortable with the rapid proliferation of online feedback and the most effective – and ethical – ways to respond.
Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:
  • The spread of online feedback via social media and review sites, and the importance of this trend to professional services and reputation
  • Why suing for defamation is the technique of last resort
  • Avoid violating the ethics rules around misleading advertising and attorney-client confidences when responding to online feedback
Title:
Someone Online Hates You: Ethical Responses to Negative Online Feedback 
When/Where:
Thursday, February 11, 2016
10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
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Speaker:
Josh King, Avvo's General Counsel and VP of Business Development
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1 hour Ethics CLE in CA/FL/IL/PA/TX/WA
Cost:
Free.
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February: Throughout Ohio - Renovation Loans #MCLE


Continuing Educational Services provides seminars through Ohio geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
Title:
Renovation Loans

When/Where:
  • February 10, 2016
    10:45am
    Independence Holiday Inn
    6001 Rockside Road
  • February 11, 2016
    10:45am
  • Strongsville Holiday Inn
    15471 Royalton Rd
  • February 17, 2016
    10:45am
    Mentor LaMalfa
    5783 Heisley Road
  • February 22, 2016
    9:45am
    Janesville
    333 Market St.
  • February 24, 2016
    10:45am
    Westlake LaCentre
    25777 Detroit Road
Speaker:
Khash Saghafi is an instructor in the banking and mortgage industry.
By:
Continuing Educational Services
Credit:
Approved for 2.0 credits by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Cost:
Free
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 10: Cleveland - Moot Court Night

Two moot court teams will present arguments in preparation for competition in the American Bar Association Moot Court Competition. A three-judge panel including Judge Alice Batchelder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio will preside over the proceedings.
CLE credit for this event will remain pending until after the event (and may not be offered)
Title:
Moot Court Night
When/Where:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pmMoot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Credit:
1.5 free hours PENDING - CLE credit for this event will remain pending until after the event (and may not be offered)
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
Cost:
Free
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Friday, January 22, 2016

February 23: Pro Bono Litigation Skills 2016

If you want to litigate a pro bono case, then this is the program you have been waiting for. In this program, panelists will discuss pro bono litigation practice with examples from consumer cases. We will cover what you need to do in litigation from both plaintiff and defense perspectives, including drafting and responding to a complaint, motion practice, discovery, and trial The training is designed for advocates with limited trial experience, but lawyers at all experience levels would benefit from attending.

What You Will Learn

  • Drafting a complaint
  • How to respond to a complaint
  • Tips on discovery practice
  • Settlement considerations
  • Pointers on how to prepare for trial
  • Legal services and non-profit attorneys and pro bono volunteers who want to be well-prepared for their first case or more experienced attorneys who want to be better prepared for the next one, should register to attend.
Title:
Pro Bono Litigation Skills 2016
When/Where:
February 23, 2016
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast
Feb. 23, 2016
9:00 AM Pacific
Also Presented In-Person In San Francisco, CA
Credit:
3 or more credits in most jurisdictions
Speakers:

  • Chair: Kent Qian ~ Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
  • Sharon Djemal ~ Director, Consumer Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Nelson Goodell ~ The Goodell Law Firm
  • Elizabeth S. Letcher ~ Law Offices of Elizabeth Letcher
  • Scott Maurer ~ Associate Clinical Professor in Consumer Law, Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

January 29: Cleveland - Genetically Modified Organisms and the Law

This event will feature an extensive discussion on the current state of genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling laws across the United States by a panel of attorneys who publish, practice, teach and/or research in the area of GMOs. The panel will address the two sides of the debate – supporters of GMO labeling and the rights of the consumer to make informed food choices versus supporters of H.R. 1599, which forbids states from requiring GMO labeling of crops under the First Amendment-rooted prohibition on compelled commercial speech. For attorneys practicing agricultural and food law in the state of Ohio, it will become integral to understand both sides of this debate in order to best advocate for their clients. This panel discussion will serve as an opportunity to explore all sides of the GMO labeling issue with legal experts in the field.
Title:
Genetically Modified Organisms and the Law
When/Where:
Sponsor
January 29, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CWRU School of Law’s Moot Courtroom
Cleveland, OH
Speakers:

  • Moderator - Prof. Jaime Bouvier serves as Co-Director of the Academic and Writing Support Program at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law and is a Case Western Reserve University Law School alumnus. Her writing and research focus on food policy and urban agriculture; including her contribution, “Backyard Chickens, Goats, and Bees, How Cities are Regulating Micro- Livestock,” to Urban Agriculture: Policy, Law, Strategy, and Implementation published by the American Bar Association. In addition to these and other roles, Professor Bouvier serves as the faculty adviser to the CWRU Food Law and Policy Society.
  • Prof. Jonathan Adler is among the most distinguished members of faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His work covers the spectrum of Environmental, Constitutional, and Administrative law. Professor Adler is the Inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and the Director of the CWRU Center for Business Law & Regulation. Professor Adler’s scores of publications include “How Not to Label Biotech Food” in The New Atlantis, “More Sorry than Safe: Assessing the Precautionary Principle and the Proposed International Biosafety Protocol” published in Texas International Law Journal, and the forthcoming article, "Compelled Commercial Speech and the Consumer 'Right-to-Know,'" in Arizona Law Review. Professor Adler also is a frequent contributor to The Volokh Conspiracy and is often consulted by many of the nation’s leading news providers about Environmental, Constitutional, and Administrative legal issues.
  • Prof. Alison Peck serves as Associate Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, where she teaches Property Law; Agriculture & Food Law; and Sustainable Development among other courses. Prior to her appointment at West Virginia University College of Law, Professor Peck received her LL.M. in Agricultural Law from University of Arkansas, where she was also a member of the faculty. Her recent publications include: “Does Regulation Chill Democratic Deliberation? The Case of GMOs” in Creighton Law Review and “Revisiting the Tea Party: The History of Regulating Food Consumption in America” in University of Missouri- Kansas City Law Review. Professor Peck is also the faculty advisor to WVU’s Agriculture and Food Law Society.
  • Mr. Martin E. Levin is a solo environmental practitioner in Massachusetts and Senior Fellow with the nonprofit, Council for Responsible Genetics (“CRG”), Cambridge, MA. Throughout the 1990s, he served as Chief Environmental Prosecutor for the state of Massachusetts and led the investigation and successful prosecution of companies for environmental practices that put health and safety at risk. After moving to private practice, Mr. Levin was recognized as a “Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year” for bringing the first successful environmental class action in Massachusetts, representing approximately one thousand families adversely affected by an offshore oil spill. Currently, Mr. Levin works with CRG and the citizens’ group, MA Right to Know GMOs, to support mandatory GMO labeling legislation in Massachusetts and nationwide.

By:
The Food Law & Policy Group
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
Approved for 2 hours of in-person CLE credit
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 21: San Francisco - Crowdfunding - Now Your Grandmother Is A Venture Capitalist!


  • What is Crowdfunding?
  • What is Equity based crowdfunding?
  • What are the changes with Title III and Title IV?
  • Who benefits from these changes?
  • How this will affect attorneys?

Title:
January 21: San Francisco - Crowdfunding - Now Your Grandmother Is A Venture Capitalist!
When/Where:
January 21st, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm (PST)
First Republic Bank
1 Front Street
Conference room 8M
San Francisco, CA 94111
Lunch will be provided by First Republic Bank
Click here to reserve a seat!
Host:
Daniel Duran
Speaker:
Eric Milliken thrives as an attorney because of his love and passion for his job. Milliken’s unique practice is driven by his years of experience working in all aspects of businesses, from formation, business development, funding negotiations, SEC compliance, contract negotiations and legal services.
By:
The Sutter Law Firm is a corporate law practice, we focus on business law with a particular emphasis on the formation of startup, emerging companies, venture capital and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing and general corporate matters.
Credit:
This Presentation May Qualify for .5 units of California Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credit
CROWDFUNDING:
NOW YOUR GRANDMOTHER IS A
VENTURE CAPITALIST!
RESERVE A SEAT!
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Monday, January 18, 2016

February 1: California MCLE Deadline

California's MCLE deadline is February 1st.  If you are one of the thousands of lawyers that fall into that compliance date, you still have options for fulfilling your requirements inexpensively and often for free.

  • Most of the online programs in the list to the right earn credit in California.
  • The provider Lexvid offers one credit-hour free, just for signing up on their site.
    They have a wide variety of programs so you are likely to find something that suits you on their "California" page at http://www.lexvid.com/california-mcle. Use discount code "CLEdiscount20" for 20% off the price of anything after that first free program. Attorneys can fulfill all of their CA requirements with LexVid. All LexVid Courses are Participatory LexVid is a California Accredited MCLE Provider #12350

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January 14: Web - Delivering Legal Services Online

E-commerce has exploded over the last 15 years, and this trend is finally finding its way to the law. Josh King, Avvo's General Counsel and VP of Business Development, will provide compelling insights to help lawyers and law firms understand the primary ethics issues that may arise when selling or delivering legal services online.
Title:
Delivering Legal Services Online
When/Where
Thursday, January 14, 2016
10am Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King
Josh King is General Counsel & Vice President of Business Development at Avvo.
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
CA, FL, IL, PA, TX, WA
Some other states may give credit on self-application
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