Saturday, October 30, 2010

Nov 10/Web - D&O Insurance: Ensuring Corporate Misconduct

Shareholder litigation and class-action lawsuits play a key role in protecting investors and regulating big businesses. But Directors and Officers liability insurance shields corporations and their managers from the financial consequences of many illegal acts, as evidenced by the recent Enron scandal and many of last year's corporate financial meltdowns.

Join Fordham Law Professor Sean Griffith, co-author of the forthcoming book Ensuring Corporate Misconduct, and Sean Fitzpatrick, Former Senior Vice President at The Hartford, for a frank discussion about how corporations use insurance to avoid responsibility for corporate misconduct, dangerously undermining the impact of securities laws -- and how insurance companies could step in and play a constructive role in strengthening corporate governance. 

Fordham Law Roundtable Series Brought to you by The National Law Journal presents:

D&O Insurance: Ensuring Corporate Misconduct
November 10th, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

NOTE: CLE credit will be available to only those who attend the webinar on November 10th, 2010, in the following states: California, Illinois, and New York. 


Sean Griffith
Holder of the T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law at Fordham Law School

Griffith has produced a remarkable body of work on the law of corporate governance, helping to keep Fordham Law at the forefront of current trends in business law. Moreover, he has achieved this scholarship with stunning dispatch; in three years, he has written or co-authored five articles in top 10 journals. His articles have studied the role of corporate directors' and officers' liability insurance in the context of the deterrence structure of civil litigation, and his research taps into critically important questions. In the wake of recent corporate scandals and an unprecedented meltdown on Wall Street, Professor Griffith explores such timely issues as the effectiveness of corporate and securities litigation in protecting against mismanagement and waste and the ways in which the deterrence effect of litigation can be improved. Professor Griffith also has been a tremendously generous and invaluable institutional citizen, a leader of the Law School community, an advisor to the Corporate Law Journal, and the recent recipient of the Teacher of the Year award. He currently serves as Academic Director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center.

Sean M. Fitzpatrick
Former Senior Vice President at the Hartford

Sean Fitzpatrick recent retired as the Senior Vice President at The Hartford, where he managed all Middle Market P&C lines, as well as the company's Hartford Financial Products, Bond and Marine divisions. Prior to joining The Hartford in 2007, Mr. Fitzpatrick spent 14 years with the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and its Executive Risk subsidiary (acquired in 1999), establishing Chubb's E&O practice—ChubbPro—and serving as Chief Underwriting Officer of the company's executive and professional liability division, Chubb Specialty Insurance. Mr. Fitzpatrick also teaches insurance law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School.

Martin J. Perry
President, Chicago Underwriting Group

Marty was one of the founding members of Chicago Underwriting Group, Inc. in December 1983, and is President of Chicago Underwriting Group. He is involved in all facets of the company's operations particularly underwriting, claims and reinsurance. His background is as a D&O underwriter and he is involved in many of the underwriting activities of the company. He also participates in significant claims issues.

Prior to joining Chicago Underwriting Group, Marty spent several years at a Crum and Forster subsidiary underwriting D&O and Professional Liability business.

Marty is a graduate of McGill University, B.A. History, and the University of Chicago, MBA Economics and Finance.


Kenneth A. Gary, JD
Associate Publisher, The National Law Journal

A lawyer and journalist by training, Mr. Gary has worked extensively inside the legal community in a variety of capacities, including consulting legal research companies, marketing, advising and operating legal trade publications, and investigative and compliance work for several regulatory organizations and a Fortune 200 financial services company. Mr. Gary has received national recognition for his editorial and analytical contributions for several leading tax and corporate governance legal news publications and has had his works sourced by newspapers including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Mr. Gary received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the American University Washington College of Law, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of American Jurist.

More: Insurance: Ensuring Corporate Misconduct

Friday, October 29, 2010

Nov 4/Frisco, CO - What You Need to Know about Ethics in Negotiation and Mediation–Don’t Get Caught in these Traps!

The Continental Divide Bar Association cordially invites you to attend a FREE one hour Ethics CLE and our next membership meeting.  Both will be held at Silverheels Bar and Grill, 601 Main Street, Frisco, CO 80443 on Thursday, November 4, 2010.
The free one hour ethics CLE will be conducted by Judicial Resolutions from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Our topic will be: What You Need to Know about Ethics in Negotiation and Mediation–Don't Get Caught in these Traps! We expect that Judge Richard H. Hart, Nesa Hassanein, Eugene McGuire, and Judge Thomas W. Ossola will participate in the presentation and round-table discussion.
After the CLE, a cash bar will be open at 5:00 p.m.  Appetizers will be served at 5:30 p.m.  The Meeting will commence promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Agenda items include:  elections for new CDBA officers; appointment of the CDBA representative to the CBA Board of Governors; and our yearly contribution to Legal Aid.  The cost of the CDBA meeting will be $20.00 per person. We'll be collecting at the door, either cash or check (made payable to the CDBA). Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit cards.
If you'd like to attend, please let us know --- See

Nov 10/Merrillville, IN Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Briefing

Title:Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Briefing November 10, 2010Description:The Chicago and Indianapolis offices of Ogletree Deakins present a complimentary labor, employment and employee Benefits law briefing An informative and educational briefing addressing the latest labor, employment and employee benefits law topics impacting Illinois and Indiana employers. Topics include: The New Regulatory Paradigm: Shifting from Education to Enforcement Presented by Danuta B. Panich • The Latest Requirements for Health Care Reform Presented by Timothy J. Stanton • Social Networking, You Tube, and the Blogosphere: Legal Risks & Rewards of Today's Electronic Workplace Presented by Jan MichelsenProvider:Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PCDelivery Method(s):Faculty in room with participantsCourse Dates:11/10/2010-11/10/2010

Total CLE Hours:      
2.00 hrsLocation:Avalon Manor
3550 E Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410
Costs:Fees: $0.00; Other Costs: $0.00Website:www.ogletreedeakins.comBasic Skills:NoCo-Sponsors:NoIn House:NoLaw Codes:EmploymentDifficulty Level:Intermediate
Other MCLE States (in addition to Illinois):

  • California - Approved
  • New Jersey - Approved
  • New York - Approved

  • Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Oct 29/Akron, OH - Lawyers: Why We Are Different and Why We Are the Same

    Lawyers are more than ever interested in their ethical obligations, as malpractice law suits and government enforcement actions — both based on the Rules of Professional Conduct — are on the increase. To what extent do the ethics rules make lawyers different than other professionals? And, to what extent are lawyers like so many others, who rationalize their shortcomings and ethics violations? Finally, what can courts and law firms do to create incentives for lawyers to follow the rules that already exist. One hour of free CLE will be offered.

    The University of Akron School of Law
    Ronald D. Rotunda
    The Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence
    Chapman University School of Law
    "Lawyers:  Why We Are Different and Why We Are the Same"
    Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at 4 p.m.
    Room 151 at the School of Law
    Reception to immediately follow

    Professor Ronald Rotunda is a prolific scholar and internationally renowned authority in two fields, Professional Responsibility and Constitutional Law. His treatises, books and articles are widely cited in both fields.  He is a frequent national and international speaker about professional responsibility. Professor Rotunda is also a leading figure in the profession. For example, he is a longstanding member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Publications Board and has served on its Professional Discipline Committee. Professor Rotunda helped to write the first Cambodian democratic constitution as Law Advisor to its Supreme National Council and has assisted other democracies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in drafting constitutions and judicial codes. In addition, he helped draft the first set of Rules of Ethics for lawyers in the Czech Republic and, more recently, served as Special Counsel of the Department of Defense. For Professor Rotunda's complete bio, visit here.
    The event is offered with support from Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation.
    Additional support offered by the Akron Law Chapter of Phi Delta Phi

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Oct 29/Philadelphia, PA - Mastering the Art of Advocacy

    Mastering the Art of Advocacy

    Friday October 29 , 2010

    • By: Philadelphia VIP, Support Center for Child Advocates
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    • CLE Credit
    • Location:
      Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University
      Room 340
      3141 Chestnut Street
    • Contact:
      Sara Woods
      Philadelphia VIP

    • Website:
    • Source: National > Celebrate Pro Bono
    Philadelphia VIP and the Support Center for Child Advocates, in conjunction with award-winning trial lawyer Jerry McHugh, will present a free CLE training on Mastering the Art of Advocacy. This court will focus on how to harness the power of ideas--the means by which attorneys can conceptualize and present arguments in the most effective way, to rise above mere presentation of a case and engage in the art of advocacy.

    Oct 28/Web - Ethical Issues in Legal Advertising & Social Media

    This Thursday (10/28) at 1PM ET / 10AM PT, hear Avvo's General Counsel, Josh King, provide an overview of Ethical Issues in Online Legal Advertising & Social Media. It's free to attend and lawyers from Washington, California and New York will also earn 1 hour CLE credit.

    Topics covered will include:
    • Online Advertising:  How rules differ for paid online marketing, and ways in which they are very much the same.
    • Attorney & Law Firm Websites:  How to treat attorney websites, solicitation, in-person communication or material requested by a potential client?
    • Social Media:   Social media (twitter, facebook, blogging, etc.) raises a host of issues with respect to advertising rules.  Topics will include thoughts on ways to use these tools while still complying with advertising and solicitation rules.

    Monday, October 25, 2010

    Oct 28/ Cleveland, OH - The Post-9/11 Evolution of Detention Law and Policy

    Nine years removed from the 9/11 attacks, we remain bogged down in debate regarding the proper role, if any, for military detention in relation to terrorism. Some are calling for legislation to define more specifically who may be detained. Others object that this question should be left to the judiciary to resolve in the Guantanamo habeas cases, and that legislation might actually worsen the situation. Professor Chesney will discuss who has the better argument, and whether any of this matters beyond Guantanamo.

    Oct 28, 2010 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ben C. Green Lecture presented by the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
    "The Post-9/11 Evolution of Detention Law and Policy"

    Speaker Information:
    Robert M. Chesney
    Charles I. Francis Professor in Law
    University of Texas School of Law

    Robert Chesney teaches courses relating to U.S. national security as well as constitutional law. A Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, Professor Chesney recently served in the Justice Department as an advisor to the Detention Policy Task Force created pursuant to Executive Order 13493, and writes frequently on topics relating to domestic and international laws relating to the capture, detention, trial, and disposition of persons in the context of combat and counterterrorism operations. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security, a senior editor for the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, an associate member of the Intelligence Science Board (an advisory body serving the Director of National Intelligence), a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institute, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the American Law Institute. His forthcoming scholarship includes a book examining the evolution of military detention practices in Iraq between 2003 and the present and another exploring the evolving role of the judiciary in national security affairs (both under contract with Oxford University Press). His earlier scholarship addresses an array of topics including the state secrets privilege, laws relating to the transfer of detainees out of Guantanamo, criminal laws relating to terrorism, and the history of constitutional protections for freedom of association in the national security context. Professor Chesney also operates a listserv for practitioners, scholars, journalists, and students interesting in national security law issues.

    Moot Courtroom (A59)

    Open to the public at no cost. One FREE hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend.

    Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.


    The concept of being "green", and more particularly building green, has swept the country and spawned numerous Federal, State, and local laws which, in turn, have created new legal issues that attorneys need to be aware of and understand. 

    This class provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the impact of buildings on the environment, the legal and public policy reasons for green buildings, an in depth discussion and analysis of the various rating standards and agencies that have been created and are commonly utilized to "rate" green buildings, legal issues related to the burgeoning concepts of "passive buildings" and "zero energy buildings," Federal, State and New York City statutes related to green buildings, and contract, tort and other litigation claims that have arisen out of this new and rapidly developing area of law.


    Date and Time: November 4, 2010, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Location: Herald Bank, 623 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 50th Street), 11th Floor

    Cost: Free

    Instructor: Stanley Alpert, Esq., Constantine Cannon

    CLE Credit: 3 Areas of Professional Practice Credits

    Sponsor: Herald Bank

    To Register:

    Randy Winn

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    Oct 29/Seattle WA - Child Support 101 (Veterans Child Support Project)

    The ABA Veterans Child Support Project was created to assist homeless and at-risk veterans whose child support obligations are a major barrier to their self-sufficiency.  Child support modifications and renegotiating arrearage payments can resolve license revocations, reduce garnishments that impede on a veteran's ability to pay his or her own bills, and adjust monthly child support payments to affordable amounts.

    To recruit and train pro bono attorney and law student volunteers, the Veterans Child Support Project will hold a "Child Support 101" CLE at Seattle University School of Law on October 29, 9am – 4:30pm.  The training is free, but we ask for a commitment of volunteer time from those attending.

    6.0 general MCLE credits have been submitted for approval.

    More Information:

    Oct 25/Seattle, WA - Justice for Washington’s Wrongly Convicted?

    Keynote speaker Jack Hamann is the award-winning author of On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of WWII, a nonfiction and investigative account of the unjust court-martial convictions of 43 African-American soldiers who served at Fort Lawton in Seattle, Washington during World War II. The book was directly responsible for an October 26, 2007 decision by the U.S. Army Board for Correction of Military Records to overturn the verdicts.
    Legislation signed by President George W. Bush on October 14, 2008 ensured that the surviving defendants, or their estates, receive compensation in the form of back pay, plus compound interest. However no form of compensation has been provided to about half of the people exonerated nationwide who were incarcerated for crimes they did not commit.
    The symposium will present an overview of the 27 state statutes providing for some form of compensation to the wrongly convicted and discuss the need for such legislation in Washington State. A panel of individuals from Washington State will talk about the nightmare of being imprisoned for crimes of which they were actually innocent and the challenges they have faced since their exoneration.

    There is no registration fee for this program. Pre-registration is required:

    Please register by October 25, 2010.
    October 29, 2010 - 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
    University of Washington School of Law, Seattle
    2.75 General CLE Credits Approved

    Program Agenda
    1:30 - 1:40 p.m. Welcome & Introduction
    Professor Maureen Howard, Director, Trial of Trial Advocacy,
    University of Washington School of Law
    1:40 - 2:40 p.m. Keynote: Jack Hamann, Author, On American Soil
    2:40 - 2:55 p.m. Break
    2:55 - 3:30 p.m. National Overview of Wrongful Conviction Compensation
    Lara Zarowsky, Policy Staff Attorney, Innocence Project NW Clinic,
    University of Washington School of Law
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
    Washington State exonerates James Anderson, Ted Bradford,
    Larry Davis and Alan Northrop
    Moderated by: Professor Jacqueline McMurtrie, Director,
    Innocence Project NW Clinic, University of Washington School of Law

    If you have questions about the program, please contact Ann Spangler at 206-616-3753 or

    Event Flyer:

    The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities.
    To request accommodations for the disabled, please contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206-543-6450 (voice);
    206-543-6452 (TTY); 206-685-7264 (fax); or (email).

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Nov 9/Chicago, IL - The 2010 Insurance Forum (Insurance Forum Committee)

    Description:The 2010 Insurance Forum (Insurance Forum Committee)Provider:JVP Partners, IncDelivery Method(s):Faculty in room with participantsCourse Dates:11/09/2010-11/09/2010
    Total CLE Hours:      
    6.75 hrsLocation:Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    Costs:Fees: $0.00; Other Costs: $0.00Website:Contact ProviderBasic Skills:NoCo-Sponsors:NoIn House:NoLaw Codes:Business and Corporation
    Health Law
    Bankruptcy/ Debtor/Creditor
    Difficulty Level:Advanced


    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Nov 2/Web - Waiving Attorney-Client Privilege -- Rule 502

    Federal Rule of Evidence 502, signed into law in September 2008, provides protections to parties with privileged information who unintentionally disclose privileged material. Tied, in part, to issues that arise during electronic discovery, the "measure seeks to reduce litigation costs typically arising in the process of privilege review and production. The rule establishes a presumption against subject matter waiver, resolves the issue of inadvertent disclosure, provides fo
    r confidentiality orders and supports party agreements, among other issues." 

    Join Fordham Law Professor Daniel Capra, principal author of Rule 502, and U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal for a discussion of these standards for waiver of attorney-client privilege.

    This is part of the Fordham Law Roundtable Series  Brought to you by The National Law Journal

    Waiving Attorney-Client Privilege -- Rule 502 
    November 2nd, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT


    Daniel Capra 
    Reed Professor of Law, Fordham University

    Unquestionably one of the leading evidence scholars in the country, Daniel Capra has produced unrivaled and influential scholarship ranging from his authorship of leading treatises and superb articles to his important role as principal draftsman of Rule 502 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Other accomplishments include co-authoring the first casebook on electronic discovery and digital evidence, serving as Reporter for a number of Judicial Conference Committees, including the Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules, publishing opinions as Special Master in a number of high-profile civil actions, and advising the nation's top federal judges on sentencing regulations following United States v. Booker. He also has organized a series of superb academic programs to examine cutting-edge issues in the law of evidence. As Chair of the Fordham Law clerkship committee, Professor Capra has guided efforts that have significantly increased the number of students who have obtained federal clerkships and judicial internships. Above all, he is a master teacher whose passion for and mastery of his subject have earned him Fordham Law's Teacher of the Year Award. He holds the Philip D. Reed Chair at Fordham Law School. 

    Judge Lee Hyman Rosenthal
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division

    Judge Lee H. Rosenthal is U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, and Chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Rules of Practice and Procedure, which coordinates the work of the Advisory Committees for the Federal Civil, Criminal, Evidence, Appellate, and Bankruptcy Rules. Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Judge Rosenthal to this position in 2007.

    Previously, Judge Rosenthal served as a member and chair of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. She was appointed to the Committee by Chief Justice Rehnquist in 1996. She served as chair of the Class Actions subcommittee during the development of the 2003 amendments to Rule 23. She was appointed chair of the Civil Rules Committee in 2003 and served during the "restyling" of the Civil Rules and the adoption of the electronic discovery amendments. Judge Rosenthal is a member of the American Law Institute, where she serves as an advisor for the Aggregate Litigation project and the Restatement of Employment Law (Third) and was an advisor for the Transnational Rules of Civil Procedure project. In 2007, she was elected to the ALI Council. Judge Rosenthal serves on the Board of Trustees of Rice University in Houston, Texas. Judge Rosenthal has twice been named the "Trial Judge of the Year" by the Texas Association of Trial and Appellate Lawyers. Judge Rosenthal received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Chicago. 


    Kenneth A. Gary, JD
    Associate Publisher, The National Law Journal

    A lawyer and journalist by training, Mr. Gary has worked extensively inside the legal community in a variety of capacities, including consulting legal research companies, marketing, advising and operating legal trade publications, and investigative and compliance work for several regulatory organizations and a Fortune 200 financial services company. Mr. Gary has received national recognition for his editorial and analytical contributions for several leading tax and corporate governance legal news publications and has had his works sourced by newspapers including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

    Mr. Gary received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the American University Washington College of Law, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of American Jurist. 

    NOTE: CLE credit will be available to only those who attend the webinar on November 2nd, 2010, in the following states: California, Illinois, New York and Texas. 

    MORE: Attorney-Client Privilege -- Rule 502

    Randy Winn

    Friday, October 15, 2010

    Nov 3/Madison, WI - Accessing Wisconsin Briefs via the Internet

    Streamline your search for briefs! This class is an introduction to searching for Wisconsin Appellate Briefs available for free on the Internet. Learn how to access Wisconsin Appellate Briefs on the UW Law Library's website and WSCCA.

    FREE Class. 1 CLE credit applied for. Registration is limited to 8.


    Accessing Wisconsin Briefs via the Internet 
    Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Register Online -

    120 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Madison WI 53703 


    Sign Up Now For Fall Classes

    This fall is full of legal research classes at the Wisconsin State Law Library. There is still time to sign up for our last September class, Researching Wisconsin Legislative History: Sources & Strategies.  

    October offers up three free CLE classes - an encore of legislative history and our Westlaw double-header - all with space still available.

    In November, make plans to attend our free annual refresher on Wisconsin briefs online: Accessing Wisconsin Briefs via the Internet.

    You can learn more and pre-register for our classes right now by going to our Classes page.  Register online, or mail in a registration form at

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Oct 26/Web - Litigation Spotlight on Claims Arising Out of the Gulf Oil Spill (Multiple Jurisdictions)

    Beginning on April 20, 2010 the world watched as one of the worst environmental disasters in history unfolded in the Gulf of Mexico. After killing workers on the Deepwater Horizon rig, the explosion triggered a seemingly unstoppable gush of crude oil that spewed from the ocean floor for most of the summer. The leak caused devastation along the coast, harming wildlife, ecosystems, individuals and businesses. A compensation fund has been established. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed. One MDL has been set up in New Orleans to handle damage and injury claims, while another has been established in Houston to deal with securities claims.

    Are you prepared to counsel clients who may have a claim, may have to defend a claim, or may be involved in insurance coverage disputes? Are you confident in your familiarity with the many nuances arising in the litigation? Stay on top of the issues by attending the® Connected CLE*† webinar on October 26th, 2 to 3:40 p.m. titled "Litigation Spotlight on Claims Arising Out of the Gulf Oil Spill."

    Litigation Spotlight on Claims Arising Out of the Gulf Oil Spill
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    2:00 PM - 3:40 PM (Americas) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Our highly experienced and diverse panel will address the following topics:
    • Injuries to the Ecosystem, Marine Life and the Workers
    • Working with Experts: What Expertise You Will Need & Proving a Client's Loss
    • Case Roadmap: The Kind of Case You Want & The Timeline to Expect
    • Natural Resource Damages Claims
    • Business Interruption Claims
    • Personal Injury Claims
    • Understanding the Workings of the MDL: Is It Right for Your Case?
    • Unique Claims & Discovery Matters
    • Traditional First-Party Coverage
    Faculty include John Kilpatrick, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Greenfield Advisors, Christopher Kende, Esq. of Cozen O'Connor, Tee Guidotti, M.D., MPH, DABT of The NMAS Group, Robin Greenwald, Esq. of Weitz & Luxenberg, New York and Linda Kornfeld, Esq. of Dickstein Shapiro LLP.
    *LexisNexis® is approved for Telephonic/Webinar training in 43 states. This specific webinar is approved in 36 states including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York†, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. This specific webinar is in the approval process for Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming.

    †Only experienced (having completed their first 32 hours of CLE) NY attorneys may take telephonic training for CLE.

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Oct 26/Albany, NY - Free Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Lawyers

    The Legal Project and The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, in collaboration with the Federal Bankruptcy Bar Association, The New York State Bar Association, Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga County Bar Associations, is offering a free bankruptcy continuing legal education program for lawyers in the Third, Fourth and Ninth Judicial Districts who agree to accept two pro bono bankruptcy cases referrals from area legal services providers during 2010-2011. 

    Attendees will earn 4.5 CLE credits. 

    Free Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Lawyers 
    Tuesday October 26, 2010
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

    By:The Legal Project, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (Albany Office), Federal Bankruptcy Bar Association

    Holiday Inn
    205 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY

    Siobhan Blank
    Albany County Bar Associations
    518.445.7691 ext 13

    Earn 4.5 CLE credits

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    Oct 20/Web - Compliance Information and Free CLE Credit

    LexisNexis asks:

    What's the latest on Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Codes of Conducts, Risk Assessments and Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability? 
    • Find out what proposed changes are on the horizon for Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
    • Should Corporate Social Responsibility now cover sustainability and green issues? Who should report that? What's the best format?
    • How does one create a culture of ethics?
    Join us to find out the answers to these questions and many other pressing issues. Panelists include:
    • Carole Basri, Senior Vice President, Balint Brown & Basri LLC; President, Corporate Lawyering Group, LLC; President, Corporate Lawyering Association; Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    • Don Dowling, International Employment Counsel, White & Case LLP
    • Michael Levine, Member, Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.
    • Rebecca Walker, Partner, Kaplan & Walker LLP

    *Application for approval of this activity is PENDING before the Various Mandatory State Bar Associations or MCLE Commissions.


    Monday, October 11, 2010

    Oct 19/Web - Privacy of Children's Educational Records

    Following the No Child Left Behind mandate to improve school quality, there has been a growing trend among state departments of education to establish statewide longitudinal databases of personally identifiable information for all K-12 children within a state in order to track progress and change over time. This trend is accompanied by a movement to create uniform data collection systems so that each state's student data systems are interoperable with one another. This panel discussion will examine the privacy concerns implicated by these trends. 

    Panelists will report on the results of a Fordham survey of all fifty states and finds that state educational databases across the country ignore key privacy protections for the nation's K-12 children. The Study finds that large amounts of personally identifiable data and sensitive personal information about children are stored by the state departments of education in electronic warehouses or for the states by third party vendors. These data warehouses typically lack adequate privacy protections, such as clear access and use restrictions and data retention policies, are often not compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and leave K-12 children unprotected from data misuse, improper data release, and data breaches. The Study provides recommendations for best practices and legislative reform to address these privacy problems.

    Privacy of Children's Educational Records 
    October 19th, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Event Description:

    NOTE: CLE credit will be available to only those who attend the webinar on October 19th, 2010, in the following states: California, Illinois, New York and Washington.

    Joel R. Reidenberg 
    Stanley D. Waxberg and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law
    Director, Center on Law and Information Policy
    Fordham University School of Law

    Reidenberg's published books and articles explore both information privacy and information technology law and policy. He has served as an expert adviser to the U.S. Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission on data privacy matters and has chaired the Section on Defamation and Privacy of the Association of American Law Schools (the academic society for American law professors) and is a former chair of the association's Section on Law and Computers. Reidenberg received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, a J.D. from Columbia University, and both a D.E.A. droit international économique and a Ph.D in law from the Université de Paris -Sorbonne. He is admitted to the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia. 

    Jamela Debelak, Esq.
    Executive Director, Center on Law and Information Policy
    Fordham University School of Law

    Jamela Debelak is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member, teaching courses on Internet Law and the Law of Internet Speech. Prior to joining CLIP, Debelak was an associate in the IP Transactional Group at Dechert LLP. At Dechert, she worked with technology, media, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing companies in licensing, development, and acquisition matters involving intellectual property. She also previously worked as a law clerk at Rykodisc, Inc., which was, at the time, a stand-alone recording, publishing, and distribution company. She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University and is a magna cum laude J.D. graduate of Temple Law School. 

    David Stolier
    Senior Assistant Attorney General
    Washington State Office of Attorney General

    Dave Stolier is Chief of the Education Division of the Attorney General's Office where he supervises the work of 20 attorneys advising educational institutions statewide. The Division serves the 4 regional universities, 34 community and technical colleges, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education, Department of Early Learning and a number of other education-related boards and commissions in Olympia. Dave has handled appellate cases in the Washington Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit related to education funding and advised on education-related issues for both K-12 and higher education clients since 1994. Dave received a B.A. in Communications from UCLA in 1979 and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1994. 


    Kenneth A. Gary, JD
    Associate Publisher, The National Law Journal

    A lawyer and journalist by training, Mr. Gary has worked extensively inside the legal community in a variety of capacities, including consulting legal research companies, marketing, advising and operating legal trade publications, and investigative and compliance work for several regulatory organizations and a Fortune 200 financial services company. Mr. Gary has received national recognition for his editorial and analytical contributions for several leading tax and corporate governance legal news publications and has had his works sourced by newspapers including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

    Mr. Gary received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the American University Washington College of Law, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of American Jurist. 

    Randy Winn