Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sep 9/Cleveland, OH - Establishing a New #Constitutional Court for South Africa: Adapting the Common Law to Reflect a Democratic Criminal Justice System

One of the central features of South Africa's transition from apartheid to a constitutional democracy was the establishment of a new Constitutional Court with the power first to approve the new Constitution and then to interpret and enforce its provisions, including the expansive Bill of Rights.  Justice Richard J. Goldstone was appointed by President Nelson Mandela to the new Court and participated in many of its early decisions.  He will discuss the complex issues involved in establishing a new apex court for post-apartheid South Africa with a particular focus on how it shaped a new democratic criminal justice system. Among his discussion points, he will address the constitutionality of the death penalty--a highly contentious issue in the constitutional negotiations that resulted in an equally contentious decision by the Court; the presumption of innocence; and crimes relating to gender and sexual orientation.
Title:
Criminal Justice Forum I: Establishing a New Constitutional Court for South Africa: Adapting the Common Law to Reflect a Democratic Criminal Justice System
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room

Speaker:

Justice Richard Goldstone

Justice Richard Goldstone
During South Africa’s transition from Apartheid to democracy in the early 1990s, Justice Goldstone served as the chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding Public Violence and Intimidation, which came to be known as the Goldstone Commission. His judicial career includes appointment to the Transvaal Supreme Court in 1980 and later to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa. After serving as the first chief prosecutor of the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Justice Goldstone returned to South Africa and was appointed a judge of the Constitutional Court in 1994, remaining on the court until 2003.
Justice Goldstone is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the MacArthur Award for International Justice, the International Human Rights Award of the American Bar Association, and Honorary Doctorates of Law from universities around the globe.
Since 2004, Justice Goldstone has taught as a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, and Georgetown Law School among others.

Sep 23/ Ft Riley, KS - Assisting Our Heroes: Creating the Kansas #Military Legal Network

Did you know:
  • More than 6,000 service members will return to Kansas from deployment in the next 12 months?
  • Thousands of Kansans face special legal issues due to the military status?
  • Kansas Lawyers have special education and skills that can assist active duty service members and those transitioning back to civilian life.
Title: Assisting Our Heroes: Creating the Kansas Military Legal Network 3 hours of Free CLE
September 23, 2011 1 – 4 p.m. (Registration begins 12:25)
On base at Ft. Riley, Kansas
(Access to Ft. Riley is available to anyone with a government issued photo ID.)
Space is limited for this event. You must register in advance by email to Becky Wyre, Kansas Legal Services, wyreb@klsinc.org or phone 785-270-5664. You will receive a reply email with a map to the training location on base.
How can you help:Sign up for the American Bar Association Military Pro Bono project
http://www.militaryprobono.org/about/item.668-Information_for_Attorneys_Interested_in_Pro_Bono_Cases
Starting in October, you will receive a weekly email listing Kansas cases of active duty service members who are seeking pro bono services to resolve civilian legal issues involving low income enlisted personnel. All referrals are made by JAG officers, who can provide advice, but not court representation, to service members. The ABA compiles referrals and emails them to Kansas attorney volunteers. You have complete choice in reviewing the list and volunteering for a case.
Become a part of the Kansas Military Legal NetworkThrough this training, which is offered in appreciation of your consideration of helping to meet this legal need, you can choose to be put on the referral list in your geographic and legal areas. This list is used by JAG staff and Community Support Coordinators to provide referrals to military service members and their families who are seeking legal help. You decide whether you charge full fee or reduced fee or pro bono services to these referred clients.
Periodic Continuing Legal Education events are planned to: recruit attorneys to this network; provide information to help participating attorneys better serve referred clients; and create a community of support for attorneys working in this legal area.
Seminar Sponsored by:Kansas Bar Association
Thanks to the Kansas CLE Commission which waives fees on programs presented without charge to participants.
More:
http://www.kansaslegalservices.org/files/Assisting%20Our%20Heroes%209.11%20on%20line%20layout.pdf

Sep 21/San Franscisco - Introduction to Family Law training

Our Family Law Project assists individuals, families with children or families with domestic violence in matters including marital dissolutions, child custody, child support, restraining orders, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, powers of attorney and probate litigation. This is a full-scope project in which the volunteer can take the case from start to finish. Depending on the circumstances of each case, cases can last for weeks, months or even years. Before you volunteer with this project, we ask that you attend this free MCLE training session.
This training will be given by VLSP’s Supervising Attorneys who will go over the volunteer procedures as well as the forms for completing a simple divorce. The substantive portion of the training must be viewed ahead of time on the Practising Law Institute’s Web site. For more information on how to view this webcast and attend our live training, please email VLSP . Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:

 Introduction to Family Law training
September 21, 2011: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
MCLE Credits - 1 H

BASF Conference Center 
301 Battery Street 
3rd Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94111 
Directions
Event Code: VF110921
More:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sep 16/Philadelphia - Quiet Title/Homeownership Training (Philadelphia VIP)

Philadelphia VIP will hold a Quiet Title/Homeownership Training Program on Friday September 16 2011 from 12:00 to 2:15 p.m., at Duane Morris LLP, 30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Title:
Quiet Title/Homeownership Training (Philadelphia VIP)


Friday September 16 , 2011 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

By:
Philadelphia VIP

Location:
Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Contact:
Philadelphia VIP
phillyvip@phillyvip.org
215-523-9550
phillyvip.org

To register, call 215-523-9550 or e-mail phillyvip@phillyvip.org.
CLE Credit:
 Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within 6 months of the training will earn two free substantive CLE credits.

More:
http://www.probono.net/calendar/event.385898-Quiet_TitleHomeownership_Training_Philadelphia_VIP

Sep 10/Honolulu, HI - Pro Bono Representation of #Immigrants - A Primer on Working with Immigrants & Representing Pro Bono Clients in Naturalization Proceedings

The training will be geared toward attorneys interested in pro bono representation of immigrant clients. In addition to reviewing the basics of handling naturalization proceedings and providing practice pointers, the training is designed to inform and educate attorneys about the challenges and special considerations involved in representing immigrant clients, including those with limited English proficiency, to ensure that they are provided culturally and professionally competent legal services.
For more information, please contact Jeanilou G. Torrado at (808) 527-8005 or jetorra@lashaw.org

Title:
Pro Bono Representation of Immigrants - A Primer on Working with Immigrants & Representing Pro Bono Clients in Naturalization Proceedings

Saturday September 10 , 2011
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

By:
Legal Aid Society Of Hawaii -- Partnership In Pro Bono, ACLU of Hawaii, Hawaii Immigrant Justic Center at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Location:
William S. Richardson School of Law
2515 Dole Street
Classroom 1
Honolulu, HI
Contact:
Jeanilou Torrado
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
jetorra@lashaw.org
(808) 527-8005
http://www.legalaidhawaii.org/
CLE Credit Comments:
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is an accredited provider of CLE credits for both California and Hawaii. Participants will receive .5 MCPE for the ethics portion of the program and 3.5 VCLE for attending the training. Upon acceptance and completion of a pro bono case through legal Aid Society's Partnership in Pro Bono, Hawaii VCLE credit will be converted to MCPE credit.
More:
http://www.probono.net/calendar/event.382912-Pro_Bono_Representation_of_Immigrants_A_Primer_on_Working_with_Immigrants

Monday, August 29, 2011

Anytime/Web - Defending Unlawful Detainers: Training Pro Bono Attorneys to Help Families Avoid Homelessness (FREE Program)

EDITTED 3/27/2012: THIS PROGRAM APPEARS NO LONGER TO BE AVAILABLE. I'LL LOOK FOR SOMETHING SUBSTANTIVELY SIMILAR.
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In this recession, an increasing number of Californians are facing eviction and do so without the benefit of legal counsel to guide them through the process or the representation necessary to vigorously defend against unlawful actions.  As a result, families face the very real possibility of homelessness. This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis by providing private attorneys with a basic understanding of eviction defense and housing law, and an opportunity to connect with non-profit legal service agencies able to facilitate pro bono representation of low income families facing this predicament.
Title:
Defending Unlawful Detainers: Training Pro Bono Attorneys to Help Families Avoid Homelessness
Host:
Practicing Law Institute
More:
http://www.pli.edu/Content.aspx?dsNav=Ny:True,Rpp:1,Ro:0,Ns:sort_title|101|1|,N:4294965964-167&fromsearch=false&ID=106596


Sep 8/Washington, DC - Special Education Pro Bono Attorney Training

Please join us for a Special Education training from 12:30pm to 4:30pm and learn about representing parents and caregivers of children with special education needs.
Credit:
The announcement for this event does not mention CLE Credit; however, by its content and faculty, it appears to this editor that it may be eligible for credit in at least some jurisdictions; you'll have to check with your credit-granting organizations.
Title:
Special Education Pro Bono Attorney Training
When: Thursday, September 8, 2011, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:
Paul Weiss, 2001 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
Please RSVP to Melanie Jaskolka
(202) 467-4900 ext. 586
mjaskolka@childrenslawcenter.org
More:
http://childrenslawcenter.org/news-events/events-and-trainings/Special-Ed-September-2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sep 1/Web - #Ethical Cloud Computing For Legal Professionals

Just what is this cloud everyone is talking about?  From the perspective of the law firm, computing in the cloud eliminates typical IT expenses, management, and headaches. Cloud options are often cost-effective since they forego high up-front costs in favor of predictable monthly fees.  But tread carefully and know your risks.
Title:
Ethical Cloud Computing For Legal Professionals
Thursday, September 1, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Webinar by Rocket Matter
Credit:
Florida: 1 credit
Others: Depends on jurisdiction. You may be able to apply for credit by applying with the credit-granting agency.
More:
http://legalproductivity.rocketmatter.com/legal-productivity-webinar-series/

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Multiple Online CLE Collected by "The Irreverent Lawyer"

Attorney Mauricio "Mo" Hernandez has collected half-a-dozen free online CLE at

“Why buy the cow?” More online Free CLE

Rather than copy his material here, it makes more sense to just refer you to his blog post on "The Irreverent Lawyer". It's worth your time (...and I will exploit the content he provides in future posting ... but it's important to give credit where credit is due. Well done Attorney Hernandez!)

Sep 22-24/San Francisco - Techniques in Electronic Case Management


The Office of Defender Services (ODS) of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts provides substantial to Federal Defender Organization (FDO) staff and CJA panel attorneys,  appointed counsel, and other professionals who assist appointed counsel, in federal criminal cases. Registration for each of these programs is free. See http://www.fd.org/

Title:
TECHNIQUES IN ELECTRONIC CASE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2011
Contact: Shemiah_Schuler@ao.uscourts.gov
**REGISTER HERE**(WAITLIST ONLY)
Financial Assistance Application
The Law and Technology Series: Techniques in Electronic Case Management Workshop focuses on the use of technology to improve the organization, review, and analysis of case materials, with a concentration on discovery and third party information obtained through investigation. This two and half day program consists of plenaries as well as small group instruction, where attendees will use the software programs themselves. The workshop will instruct participants on the uses of three software applications: Adobe Acrobat Professional; ISYS; and CaseMap; emphasizing how electronic case management can aid the defense. Relying on software programs that are more typically within the budget of a CJA panel attorney (@$600 or less), this workshop will help practitioners handle the small to medium cases more effectively
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Aug 30/Web - Managing Trust Accounting for Compliance

Accurate trust accounting is critical for firms that hold funds on behalf of clients. Improper tracking, co-mingling or misuse of the funds can result in severe penalties.

Join us for this informative, one-hour Webinar that offers expert advice so you’re sure that your trust account practices are compliant. Your client’s assets remain well protected in your knowledgeable care while you reduce penalty risks.
Title:

Managing Trust Accounting for Compliance
About the Presenter: 

Sheila Blackford is a Practice Management Advisor for the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund since 2005. A former solo practitioner, teacher and marketing director in the financial services industry, she provides confidential practice management assistance to Oregon attorneys to reduce their risk of malpractice claims. She is an adjunct instructor at University of Oregon School of Law, during their January term.

*CLE is in the process of approval. LexisNexis is approved for telephonic/Webinar training on this topic in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New York**, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Utah (self-study only).**Only experienced (having completed their first 32 hours of CLE) NY attorneys may take telephonic training for CLE. New York regulation requires that all CLE sessions must be conducted by a JD or an attorney in good standing. CLE credit may be offered. Some state restrictions may apply. Contact the LexisNexis(R) CLE Group for eligibility requirements.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sep 13/Orlando, FL -Public Benefits

Free Lunch Training For Pro Bono Attorneys!

Title:
Public Benefits
September 13, 2011 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Faculty:
Edward Dimayuga, Attorney at Law
Sponsor:
Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc.
Location:
Comerica Bank
111 NORTH MAGNOLIA AVE.
Suite 1000, 10TH Floor
Orlando, FL
Corner of Magnolia and Washington
Contact:
Marilyn Carbo
Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc.
407-841-8310
More:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sep 13/San Francisco - #VLSP training (#lawyer education)

The Bar Association of San Francisco hosts two training sessions for VLSP attorneys on August 16,2011:

Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training

September 13, 2011: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
MCLE Credits - 1 H
VLSP's full scope Eviction Defense Project provides representation to clients during their eviction proceedings. These cases provide excellent litigation experience as the procedures are the same as those involved in business litigation-discovery, motions, settlement, and trial-on a more manageable level. Before you volunteer with this project, we ask that you attend this free MCLE training session.
This training will be given by VLSP’s Supervising Attorney who will go over the volunteer procedures as well as the different types of cases we place with volunteers. The substantive portion of the training must be viewed ahead of time on the Practising Law Institute’s Web site. For more information on how to view this webcast and attend our live training, please email vlsp@sfbar.org. Pre-registration is required to attend.

Location

BASF Conference Center 
301 Battery Street 
3rd Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94111 
Directions
Event Code: VL110913
More:

Housing Negotiation Project training

September 13, 2011: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
MCLE Credits - 2 H
VLSP's Housing Negotiation Project is a limited-scope project providing representation to individuals and families facing eviction. Representation is limited to settlement conferences only. HNP is the first pro bono project of its kind, and is a project in which every single person in need of representation has a pro bono attorney. Volunteer shifts are Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. During one shift, a volunteer will represent one to three clients. It is an excellent opportunity to get valuable negotiation experience without a large time commitment. Volunteers must attend our free CLE training before volunteering for this project. After attending the training, we ask our volunteers commit to 4 afternoon sessions within 6 months.
To register for this training, please email VLSP. Pre-registration is required for this training.

Location

BASF Conference Center 
301 Battery Street 
3rd Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94111 
Directions
Event Code: VL110913A
More:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Web/Sep 15 - Attack of the Clouds: Virtual Privacy & Online #Security

Look at cloud computing through the lens of eDiscovery and it's easy to become confused as to whether the cloud is a great equalizer; allowing firms of all sizes to spend less time and money on the mechanics of eDiscovery, or the refuge of the naïve for whom it's only a matter of time until their miracle solution falls flat. The cloud offers great cost savings and convenience to law practitioners, but there are very real concerns about cloud privacy and security.
Our expert panel will share a unique legal and technical perspective on privacy and security in the cloud, looking at case law regarding the liability of cloud providers and how it impacts the health of the cloud industry. This informative discussion will span legal and cybersecurity issues with the cloud, giving you a clear view of the risks and rewards involved with this exciting new technology.
If you are already registered for Virtual LegalTech. Your Log In ID and password are still valid. As always, this online event is COMPLIMENTARY and sessions are eligible for CLE in select jurisdictions.* If you have not already done so, please RSVP today and save the date for the September 15th Virtual LegalTech show!
Title:
Attack of the Clouds: Virtual Privacy & Online Security – CLE Eligible
Date/Time:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Location:
Online at Virtual LegalTech
Sponsored by:
AccessData
Credit:
Complimentary CLE will only be offered for credits in NY, CA and IL by attending the Virtual LegalTech show on September 15, 2011. CLE credit is pending in FL.
Other Jurisdictions: 
Check your jurisdictions rules; you may be able to apply for credit
More:
http://www.blogger.com/Attack%20of%20the%20Clouds:%20Virtual%20Privacy%20&%20Online%20Security

Friday, August 19, 2011

Unraveling the Complexities of the GPL: an On-Demand CLE

With 65% of the more than 200,000 open source projects available on the Internet using GPL licenses, they are the most widely used open source licenses in the world. The way that software development organizations integrate code licensed under the GPL and AGPL into their applications and services, and depending on how that code is deployed, can expose a company and its intellectual property to significant risk.
Despite widespread adoption of GPL-based code, developers and end-users continue to wrestle with three main issues regarding GPL license use and obligations:
  • What constitutes a derivative work?
  • What constitutes a separate and independent work?
  • What constitutes distribution?
To gain insight into these complex issues and to learn practical approaches for addressing them, please join Black Duck Software with Karen Copenhaver (Choate, Hall and Stewart) and Mark Radcliffe (DLA Piper), two of the software industry’s most prominent IP lawyers and domain experts with the GPL.
Title: 
Unraveling the Complexities of the GPL  
Speakers:
  • Karen Copenhaver  of Choate, Hall and Stewart
  • Mark Radcliffe of DLA Piper.
Credit:
Depends on jurisdiction. You may have to register this seminar for credit in your jurisdiction.  
Host:
Black Duck Software
More:
http://www.blackducksoftware.com/form/70160000000I2s9

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oct 4/Orlando, FL - Temporary Custody of Minor Children

Free Lunch Training For Pro Bono Attorneys!

Title:
Temporary Custody of Minor Children
Oct 4, 2011 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Faculty:
William Davis, Attorney at Law
Catherine Tucker, Attorney at Law
Sponsor:
Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc.
Location:
Comerica Bank
111 NORTH MAGNOLIA AVE.
Suite 1000, 10TH Floor
Orlando, FL
Corner of Magnolia and Washington
Contact:
Marilyn Carbo
Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc.
407-841-8310
More:
http://www.legalaidocba.org/documents/2011LUNCHTIMETRAININGS.pdf
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For OCBA members, the training is free.  For non-OCBA members participating in the LAS pro bono program, the training is free.  Pre-registration is required for the free lunch and requested for training (or subject to space availability if not pre-registered). For more information, please email ctucker@legalaidocba.org or mcarbo@legalaidocba.org or merazmus@legalaidocba.org.
PARKING WILL BE VALIDATED AT THE DAY OF TRAINING. WE WILL NOT REIMBURSE PARKING VOUCHERS. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Oct 21/DC - The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Veterans denied benefits by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Thousands of veterans or their survivors have filed appeals in the Court. Most cases involve claims for VA disability or death benefits. Unfortunately, for many veterans the promise of effective judicial review has proved elusive. A majority of those who appeal to the Court do not have a representative at the time they file their appeal. Unrepresented veterans are at a significant disadvantage in litigating against the VA General Counsel’s Office, which represents VA in all Court proceedings. Mentally and physically disabled veterans may be especially disadvantaged.
The program offers attorneys an uncommon opportunity to repay those who served. Please consider participating and helping veterans and their families prove entitlement to benefits.
Training Date:October 21, 2011
Sponsor:DC Bar Pro Bono Program and the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Location:DC Bar, Washington, DC
Time:9:00AM to 5:00PM
Registration:In order to attend the training, we request that you complete the application form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2VZNDSW.
Brochure:
http://www.vetsprobono.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Attorney-Brochure-20111.pdf
More:
http://www.vetsprobono.org/volunteer-today/training-dates-for-volunteer-attorneys/

Anytime/Web - Trademarks and Open Source Licenses

Trademarks have come to play an increasingly important role in the open source community. While it may seem that the strict control required by trademark laws would be inconsistent with the freedoms preserved by the open source licenses, trademarks actually are an integral part of the rights which will make open source software successful. Moreover, companies and communities can protect their valuable trademarks in a manner consistent with open source principles and to the benefit to developers and users of open source software alike.
We will discuss how open source projects can use both trademark and copyright law to build their communities while preserving software freedoms.
BlackDuck Factoids: While all open source projects come with licensing agreements that define the terms and conditions for the use of the copyrighted software, such licenses only rarely specifically address the right to use the valuable trademarks that may be associated with the open source project. (Of the sixty five open source licenses approved by OSI, 22 are silent on trademarks, 23 prohibit the use of names or trademarks in endorsements, advertising or publicity. Finally, another 27 expressly exclude a grant of trademark rights with some licenses having more specific restrictions.) Some projects, but not many, include FAQs on trademark use or even provide a trademark use policy.
Credit:
Depends on jurisdiction. You may have to register this seminar for credit in your jurisdiction.
More Information & Registration:
http://www.blackducksoftware.com/form/70160000000IfEh
 
This is a recording of a webinar, and includes access to course materials.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sep 12/Boston - VLP Training - Fair Debt Collection Practice


VLP Training - Fair Debt Collection Practice
Monday, September 12, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
September 2011
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This training will prepare volunteer attorneys to assist low-income, unrepresented litigants in civil collection cases through VLP's Fair Debt Collection Lawyer of the Day project at the Boston Municipal Court.  The training will cover civil procedure and practice at the BMC, Limited Assistance Representation, as well as substantive areas of consumer and fair debt collection law that you will need as a volunteer.  Fair debt collection cases are a great opportunity for lawyers seeking courtroom experience. 
About this project: 
Volunteer attorneys assist low-income debtors and creditors at the Boston Municipal Court in the Brooke Courthouse on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on a Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) basis.  LAR means that the attorney only represents the client in the proceeding (case management conference, motion, etc.) before the court that day.  The representation begins and ends on the same day. 
This project is joint effort of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Senior Partners for Justice, and the Litigation Section of the Boston Bar Association.
VLP trainings are offered free of charge to active volunteers. Please see the VLP Training Policy. 

Location:
99 Chauncy St., Boston, MA 02111
Questions?
Contact Hsindy Chen
More: