Wednesday, October 31, 2012

November 18/Chicago+Web: New Lawyer Toolkit: Basic Skills for the New Attorney #MCLE

This toolkit for the newly-admitted attorney will address important areas of concern with respect to ethics, civility, mental illness and addiction and professionalism in the legal profession, including: Ethics and Social Media: What New Lawyers Need to Know; MCLE Requirements; The Impaired Lawyer: Lawyers and Addiction; Work-Life Balance Panel Discussion: Practical Tips for New Lawyers; Civility Panel Discussion: How to Play Nice; Pro Bono: Supreme Court Rules and Opportunities; and Mentoring Panel Discussion: The Value of Mentoring for New Lawyers; and Ethics for New Attorneys.
The New Lawyer Tool Kit is designed to satisfy the 6 hour Basic Skills course required for new lawyers by IL Supreme Court Rule 793.
Free to members of the Chicago Bar Association.
Title:
New Lawyer Toolkit: Basic Skills for the New Attorney
When/Where:
November 18, 2011
The Chicago Bar Association
321 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
Also Available As Webcast 
Credit:  
6.25 IL PR Credit
Speakers:
  • Karen Johnson, Director, Illinois MCLE Board
  • Erin Wright Lothson, DLA Piper
  • Patrick Markey, Law Office of Patrick Markey
  • Janet Piper Voss, Executive Director, Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Hon. Kathy M. Flanagan, Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Daniel Kotin, Corboy & Demetrio
  • Jeffrey J. Kroll, Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll
  • Manuel Sanchez, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP
  • Kelly Tautges, Chicago Bar Foundation
  • Erin J. Jennings, Mediator & Attorney
  • Mary Andreoni, ARDC
By:
Chicago Bar Association
More Information And Registration

November 7/Web: The Intellectual Property 2012 Yearbook: Emerging Technology, New Case Law & Regulatory Highlights #MCLE


2012 was a landmark year for intellectual property, with significant new litigation and legislation as well as significant technological advancements. What do these new developments mean to you? What kinds of things can you expect in 2013? Learn from a panel of experts as they discuss the significant developments from the past year.
Pregistration REQUIRED
Title:
The Intellectual Property 2012 Yearbook: Emerging Technology, New Case Law & Regulatory Highlights
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
2:00 - 3:15 pm Eastern
Webcast
Speakers:
  • Kenneth Doroshow, Esq. of Jenner & Block
  • Gianni Servodidio, Esq. of Jenner & Block 
  • Peter Toren, Esq. of Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley
By:
LexisNexisCredit:
Approved or in the process of approval for 1.5 hour of general, participatory or skills credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, 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, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

November 13/San Diego: Getting Clients, Networking, and Job Hunting with LinkedInGetting Clients, Networking, and Job Hunting with LinkedIn

With over 170 million business users and 2 new users coming on every second, Linkedin has positioned itself as the #1 social media site for professional networking, job searching and new business development. In this engaging talk, Doug Taber will discuss Linkedin concepts that will improve your results and help you to build your network.
Immediate solutions such as:
  • How To RESEARCH Your Next Best Client or Job Opportunity
  • How to STAND OUT & BE FOUND with your profile
  • How to MAKE IT RAIN
Title:
Getting Clients, Networking, and Job Hunting with LinkedInGetting Clients, Networking, and Job Hunting with LinkedIn
When/Where:
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST)
1105 Front St.
Training Room
San Diego, CA 92101
Speaker:
Doug Taber owns DOUGTABERmedia where he helps people Stand Out & Be Found on Linkedin. He has worked in the areas of Business Development and Sales for major corporations, small businesses, and his own companies. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps prior to his professional career and is a current Member of Palomar Airport Toastmasters in Carlsbad, CA.During 2011, Doug trained over 500 business people on how to use Linkedin for Business Development and Business Networking through a series of workshops and presentations. This workshop is structured for the professional who is interested in using Linkedin for building and communicating with their professional network.
By:
San Diego Law Library
http://www.sdcpll.org
Credit:
1 hour MCLE General Participatory credit
More:
http://linkedin14nov2012.eventbrite.com/

Telecommunication Issues and an Introduction to Consumer Arbitration Clauses: On-Demand #MCLE

Introduction into basic consumer disputes involving mobile phones, home phones, and calling cards. Also a brief introduction to consumer arbitration clauses.
Title:
Telecommunication Issues and an Introduction to Consumer Arbitration Clauses
Part of LAAC Armchair Trainings: Consumer Law Series
When/Where:
Anytime/Recording
Speaker:
Henry Martin of the Watsonville Law Center
Sponsor:
Legal Aid Association of California
Credit:
  • California: Approved for 1 Self-Study Credit
  • Other Jurisdictions: Check with your Credit-Granting Authority
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"If you would like to support LAAC's videos and keep this service free for the community, please donate here: tiny.cc/Qwgg2b"
4freeCLE has no connection to that donation link; however, it seems only fair to support LAAC with however small a donation you can afford, both for its generous provision of training materials and to encourage it to do more of the same!
More Information, Including Hand-Outs:
https://vimeo.com/41112828

Monday, October 29, 2012

November 28/Stillwater, MN: Planning for the Family Cabin: Trust, LLC, or Let the Kids Fight it Out

The Washington County Law Library (http://www.co.washington.mn.us/info_for_residents/law_library ) presents this program in coordination with the Washington County Bar Association (http://wcba-mn.org/ ), but membership in the Association is not required for attendance. 
Date/Time/Place:
November 28, 2012
Noon-1pm
Conference Room 21 (lower level) of the Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082-0006
Speaker:
Michael P. Tierney, Esq.
Credit:
One standard CLE credit will be applied for
By:
Washington County Law Library
Suggestions for programs are always welcome and should be directed to the County Law Librarian, who may be reached at 651-430-6330
More:

November 15/Web: Standards in the Recreational Field

This program will explore recreational standards within the industry. The difference between the "standard of care" and the "standard of practice" will be reviewed. The definition of a "standard" from the standpoint of the industry will be shared with the audience. The presenter will explore the types of playgrounds, athletics, physical education and recreation with regard to appropriate standards. Actual cases from the presenter's experience from over 300 cases will be utilized. Lastly, the presenter will examine how to support a case without the benefit of a published industry standard.
Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
Title:
Standards in the Recreational Field
When/Where:
November 15, 2012
14:00 Eastern
Webinar
Credit:
The sponsor does not seem to have applied for credit for this event, but similar events have been granted credit in some jurisdictions upon application by attendees.
Speaker:
Over the last 18 years, Tom Bowler has served as an expert witness/consultant on over 300 cases for both plaintiff and defense attorneys throughout the United States. In 1966, Tom received his B.S. degree in physical education from the University of Connecticut. Tom taught elementary physical education for thirty-three years in Vernon, Connecticut. His credentials include high school coaching early in his career. He has been a director of intramurals and recreation at a Division III University. Tom was also an adjunct lecturer teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Lastly, Tom is credentialed by two recognized playground entities promoting playground safety. He is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector endorsed by the National Recreation and Park Association, and he is certified by the National Program for Playground Safety.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
More Information And Registration

Sunday, October 28, 2012

November 15/Web: The 2013 Traffic Jam: The Intersection of Social Media, Privacy Laws and the Insurance Industry #MCLE

The world’s most popular social media site, Facebook®, reported recently that it now has over one billion users worldwide. With social media pervading most aspects of society and business, are you up to date on the changes that it brings to the insurance industry? During this free Webinar on November 15, 2012, 2:00 – 3:35 p.m. ET, a panel of experts will help get you up to date on social media’s influence on policy exposure, regulatory changes and internal privacy policies for insurance carriers and more. Learn about carrier use of social media for policy sales, customer service issues and risk management guidance and whether it is a good thing or a landmine of liability. Also discover ways in which public information on social media sites influences pricing and underwriting. Get up-to-the minute information on the current state and federal laws governing carrier use of private information found on social media sites. Also, learn about other technological influences impacting coverage and proof of coverage, such as mobile devices. With the rapid pace of change in this arena, insurance underwriters, attorneys and general counsel alike should not miss out on this important webinar.
Title:
The 2013 Traffic Jam: The Intersection of Social Media, Privacy Laws and the Insurance Industry
When/Where:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:35 PM Eastern
Webinar - Register Now
Speakers:
  • Ronald Raether, Esq., of Faruki, Ireland & Cox
    Peter Foster of Willis North America
    John Mullen, Esq., of Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton.
Credit:
Approved or in the process of approval for 1.5 hours of general, participatory, or skills credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, 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, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
By:
LexisNexis
More Information And Registration

November 28/San Francisco: Getting It Together for Breaking Apart: Introduction to Marital Dissolution

This presentation provides basic information about the dissolution process. Participants will gain perspective on the legal landscape and examine strategies that may be helpful in guiding clients. Discussion will include content relating to termination of domestic partnership.
Title:
Getting It Together for Breaking Apart: Introduction to Marital Dissolution
When/Where:
November 28, 2012
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:
Joann Babiak, Esq.
Credits:
1.5 General CLE Credits
To RSVP:
Email trainingsvlsp@sfbar.org or call 415-782-9000 ext. 8651
Who Can Attend?
All active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms are welcome to attend any of ALRP’s free MCLE trainings. Attorneys who wish to attend but who are not currently members of ALRP are requested to join our Panel and accept two referrals in the next year. Due to space limitations, attorneys who have not yet joined our Panel are requested to attend only one free training per series. After joining the Panel, attorneys can attend as many trainings as they like.
More:
http://www.alrp.org/events/mcle-training-intro-to-marital-dissolution

November 19/Boston: Housing Law 101


A one session training on working with tenants facing eviction. Participants will learn the procedures for representing clients facing imminent eviction. Practice guides will be provided.

Title:
Housing Law 101
When/Where:
November 19, 2012
4:30pm - 6:00pm
99 Chauncy St. Suite 400
Boston, MA 02111
Cost:
VLP trainings are offered free of charge to active volunteers. Please see the VLP Training Policy.
Questions?
Contact Isabel Burney

November 13/Boston: Intro to Guardianship of Adults

This basic training will focus on how to bring a Petition for the Guardianship of an Adult in the Probate Court. The training will address guardianship of incapacitated persons that are unable to make or communicate decisions due to a medically diagnosed condition. The training will include instruction on how to complete the petition and accompanying pleadings, waive fees and costs, obtain a medical certificate from the incapacitated person's physician, and how to handle issues of service and the bond. This is an excellent area of practice for new attorneys as well as an additional area of practice for attorneys experienced in other areas of law, but unfamiliar with the guardianship practice.
Title:
Intro to Guardianship of Adults
When/Where:
November 13  2012  
4:00pm - 6:00pm
99 Chauncy St. Suite 400
Boston, MA 02111
Cost:
VLP trainings are offered free of charge to active volunteers. Please see the VLP Training Policy.
Questions?
Contact Isabel Burney

Saturday, October 27, 2012

November 9/Akron: Lawyers’ Professional Independence: Overrated or Undervalued?

Bruce A. Green

The U.S. legal profession often speaks of lawyers’ “professional independence,” but it uses the term in different ways depending on the context. Sometimes “professional independence” refers to the freedom of the organized bar, in collaboration with state judiciaries, to make rules for lawyers without interference by government agencies or other state actors. Sometimes the term refers to individual lawyers’ independence – whether from third parties who threaten to interfere with lawyers’ loyalty to their clients or from clients who demand too much loyalty. Professor Green will explore whether the bar overemphasizes these aspects of “professional independence” while overlooking and undervaluing another, namely, lawyers’ independence from judges and courts.
Title:
Lawyers’ Professional Independence: Overrated or Undervalued?
The event is offered with support from the Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation.
Reception to follow the lecture.
When/Where:
Friday, November 9, 2012
4 p.m.
University of Akron
Akron, OH
Credit:
One hour of free CLE offered.
To register:


Speaker:
Bruce A. Green, Professor of Law and Louis Stein Chair at Fordham Law School, began his term as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section during the ABA’s 2010 Annual Meeting. Professor Green is among the country’s foremost scholars of legal ethics, and his work establishing and directing the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics has made Fordham Law a leader in promoting the integration of ethics perspectives in legal practice, legal institutions, and the development of the law. His extensive scholarship has been published in the nation’s leading law journals, and his service to the profession extends to leadership roles with the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, and New York County Lawyers Association.
By:
Akron Law Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center For Professional Responsibility
More:
http://www.uakron.edu/law/millerbecker/distinguishedlecturerseries.dot

Asset Tracing In Divorce Engagements - On-Demand #MCLE

Uncovering all marital assets at the time of divorce can be a painstaking task, especially when one spouse wants some of those assets to remain hidden. CPA and expert appraiser Jim Kazmier shares valuable tips on professional asset tracing techniques in this program designed for family law practitioners.
Title:
Asset Tracing In Divorce Engagements
When/Where:
On-Demand Recording
Speaker:
James M. Kazmier is a member of Reznick Group in Chicago with 25+ years of experience. He is a principle of UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc., a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has earned the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation from the American Society of Appraisers and the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation from the AICPA.
By:
Lexvid
More:
http://www.lexvid.com/clevideos/view/82

November 10/Seattle: WYLC TAP Mock Jury Trial

The WSBA Trial Advocacy Program team needs several more bailiffs and jury volunteers for the November 10, 2012 Mock Jury Trial
As a bailiff you get a unique opportunity to work closely with a Washington court judge, join them for lunch (yes, you get a free lunch too) that day, and play an active role in the education of Washington’s newest trial lawyers.  The benefits of your volunteerism with TAP also include complimentary CLE credits (up to 6 credits for bar members), and meaningful opportunities to connect with your legal community.
Preregistration is required. Openings are limited so register now!
Title:
Volunteer for WYLC’s TAP Mock Jury Trial 
When/Where:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm Pacific
Registration:
Sign-up to be a bailiff by contacting NLE Development Specialist, Mikaron Fortier at mikaronf@wsba.org or contact her at 206-727-8271
Credit:
Up to 6
By:
Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers' Committee (WYLC)
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November 8/Cleveland, OH+Web: Mass Incarceration, Retributive #Justice and the Penal Substitution Doctrine of the Atonement: Restorative Justice's Response #MCLE

How did American criminal justice become so punitive? What role have theories of retributive justice played in this change? How have these theories influenced and been influenced by doctrines of atonement that assume God’s justice is retributive? Does restorative justice provide a more faithful understanding of atonement, and a better theoretical and practical grounding for our criminal justice system?
Title:
Elmer F. and Ellen Laws Burwig Lecture
When/Where:
November 8, 2012
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Credit:
1 hr. pending approval
Speaker:
Tom Porter, Co-Executive Director, JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation & Conflict Transformation. Thomas W. Porter, Jr. is a lecturer at Boston University School of Theology, where he co-directs the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program. He is also co-executive director of JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation of the United Methodist Church. Mr. Porter is an ordained elder of the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, a trial lawyer, and a professional mediator. After graduating from Yale University, he received an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary and a J.D. from Boston University Law School. He studied mediation at Harvard Law School and Eastern Mennonite University. In 1983, he was a founding partner of the law firm Melick & Porter LLP. A member of the Journal of Law and Religion, Mr. Porter was its chair from 1989 through 2001. He is editor or author of three books on restorative justice and reconciliation.
By:
  • Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CISCDR)
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
More:

November 8/Web: Virtual Legal Tech #MCLE

Virtual legal tech is a free webinar focussed on technology of use to law practice.
Attendance can earn CLE credit in some jurisdictions. Learn more at  www.virtuallegaltechshow.com
Title:
When/Where:
November 8, 2012

  • 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM ET Taking Control: Strategies to Rein in Escalating eDiscovery Costs
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET The Risks of BYOD and What You Can Do About Them
  • 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM ET Bringing Electronic Discovery In-House as a Managed Service, Sponsored by OcĂ© Business Sevices
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET Cloud Based Escrow Protection for SaaS: Protecting Subscribers against the What-If’s
  • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM ET Pulling the Curtain Back on Predictive Coding
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET Five Best Practices for E-Discovery Readiness
Credit:

  • CA, NY and IL: up to 6 credits, depending on how long you virtually attend
  • Other jurisdictions: Attendees might be able to earn credit by applying with their credi-t granting authority
By: 
Virtual LegalTech show

Friday, October 26, 2012

November 26/Web: Boolean (Keyword) Search for Lawyers #MCLE

Learn how to formulate effective Boolean keyword searches in Fastcase.
Title:
Boolean (Keyword) Search for Lawyers
When/Where:
Monday, November 26, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Webinar 
Sponsor:
Fastcase
Credit:
1 Credit in many, but not all, states.
See list on registration form.
Some states not listed may offer credit via reciprocity.
More:
http://www.fastcase.com/webinars/?NV

November 9/Pittsburgh, PA: Helping Domestic Violence Victims Obtain Protection Orders #MCLE

This course will train attorneys to obtain final protection from abuse orders (PFAs) for victims of domestic violence. It is open to all attorneys interested in volunteering for NLSA's PFA program.
Space is limited. Registration will be accepted on a first come/first served basis.
Please make sure to bring photo identification with you to the CLE as this seminar is being held in a secure building and photo identification may be required for admittance into the building. 
Title:
Helping Domestic Violence Victims Obtain Protection Orders
Friday, November 19, 2012
 9:00 am -1:30 pm
Dickie McCamey & Chilcote PC
Two PPG Place, Second Floor Auditorium
Pittsburgh, PA
By:
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Hosted by Dickie McCamey & Chilcote PC
Speakers:
  • Lorraine Bittner, Esquire - Woman's Center and Shelter 
  • Beth Keenan, Esquire, - Director, PFA Division, Family Court, Allegheny County
  • Sabrina Korbel, Esquire - Woman's Center and Shelter 
Credit:
3 substantive, 1 ethics
Cost:
  • Free for attorneys or paralegals volunteering to take PFA referrals
  • $80 for non-volunteers
  • $20 for non-volunteers who do not want CLE credit
More information
Mary Ann Troper- Malley (412) 586-6134.
More Information and Registration:
http://www.nlsa.us/news/seminar2.html

Thursday, October 25, 2012

November 13/Web: Veterans Benefits Law: Women Veterans; and Don't Ask, Don't Tell, One Year Later

Thousands of veterans have returned home from overseas service in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom are women.  Women currently comprise 14.5% of the active duty military, and 18% of the National Guard and Reserves.  The VA denies female veterans’ disability claims for PTSD at a greater rate than male veterans’ claims for the same condition.  Women veterans face other obstacles their male counterparts do not encounter.
Since 1994, over 14,000 veterans have been discharged under the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.  Now individuals of any sexual orientation may serve openly in the military, but what about justice for those veterans who suffered under this policy?  Military administrative review boards may be able to change these veterans’ reason for discharge, or upgrade an unjust discharge status resulting from the DADT policy.
Katherine Dwight, Starlyn Lara, and Teresa Panepinto of Swords to Plowshares will discuss the aforementioned issues and offer tips for representing women veterans before the VA and LGBT veterans before the military’s Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records.
The discussion will include:
  • Barriers women veterans face accessing VA benefits and VA healthcare
  • Presumptive stressors for combat-related PTSD, but not for PTSD that stems from military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Legal remedies for veterans discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:  who benefits, who loses out
Register now and don’t miss this important Free Briefing!
Title:
Veterans Benefits Law: Women Veterans; and Don't Ask, Don't Tell, One Year Later
When/Where:
November 13, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  EST (10:00 AM-11:AM PST)
Audio-only Webcast
Speakers:
  • Katherine Dwight ~ Staff Attorney, Swords to Plowshares
  • Starlyn Lara ~ Program Associate, Womens Veterans Coordinator, Swords to Plowshares
  • Teresa Panepinto ~ Legal Director, Swords to Plowshares
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub ~ Practising Law Institute
Credit:
1 Credit in many states
By:
Practising Law Institute

November 7/San Francisco+Web: California Guardianship Law 2012

Learn the basics of guardianship law and procedure so that you can competently represent a child or adult petitioner in establishing a guardianship of the person. This program will teach you how to represent parties in both uncontested and contested guardianship proceedings. There will also be a discussion regarding referrals to Juvenile Dependency Court under Probate Code 1513(c), including recent case law and proposed legislative changes.
What you will learn:
  • Guardianship of the Person Law and Procedure
  • Alternatives to Guardianship
  • Public Benefits for Guardians
  • The Relationship Between Probate Court, Family Court, and Dependency
  • Judicial Counsel Forms Used for Guardianship of the Person
  • Guardianship Notice Requirements
  • Guardianship Investigations
  • Contested Matters & Trials
  • Referrals under Probate Code 1513(c)
  • Special Cases - Joint Guardianship & Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Post Guardianship Issues - Moving Out of State, Terminating Guardianship, Resignation, and Modifying Visitation
Title:
California Guardianship Law 2012
When/Where:
November 7, 2012
9:00 AM Pacific
San Francisco, CA
Also Available As Webcast
Speakers:
  • Jayne Chong-Soon Lee ~ Probate Attorney, Superior Court of California, Alameda County
  • Leslie J. Shields ~ Staff Attorney, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc.
  • Chair: Leslie Parrish ~ Senior Staff Attorney, Public Counsel
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
By:
Practising Law Institute
Credits:
3 - 3.50 Credits in many jurisdictions
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 26/Seattle: Small Claims Court & How to Collect on Small Claims Judgments #probono Training


This CLE will address the types of cases for small claims court, the procedure for suing someone, and what to do if you are sued in small claims court. It will also address how to collect on a small claims judgment including collections procedures, garnishment, and continuing a lien on wages.
It is intended for lawyers participating in KCBA's pro bono services programs.
Title:
Neighborhood Legal Clinic - Brown Bag Training: Small Claims Court & How to Collect on Small Claims Judgments
When/Where: 
October, 26th 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
KCBA Office, 1200 5th Ave, Suite 600
Seattle,WA
By:
King County Bar Association
More:
http://www.probonodicta.org/calendar/?entry=17&display=month


October 26/Akron, OH: The Impact of IP on Public Health

The Akron Law Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology will host its sixth annual IP Scholars Forum, “The Impact of IP on Public Health” on Oct. 26.
The Forum’s purpose is to bring together a small group of prominent scholars for intensive, high-level discussions on cutting-edge issues of common interest. The academic forum will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  From 3 - 4 p.m., the IP Center will offer a public panel discussion from led by Professors Frank Pasquale, Andrew Torrance, and Jim Chen.
Title:
The Impact of IP on Public Health
When/Where:
October 26, 2012
3:00 - 4:00 AM
Moot Court Room (Room 151)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325
150 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-2901
Registration:
To register to attend this public panel discussion, please click here to register online or contact Michele Novachek at 330-972-6363 or manovac@uakron.edu.
Speakers:
  • Professor Frank Pasquale
  • Professor Andrew Torrance
  • Professor Jim Chen 
By:
The University of Akron
Credit:
One hour of free CLE will be offered.
More Information And Registration

November 1/Cleveland: Public Service as a Lawyer's Calling and the Challenges of Poverty Legal Services #MCLE


Title:
Public Service as a Lawyer's Calling and the Challenges of Poverty Legal Services
When/Where:
Thursday, November 1, 2012
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, LB 138
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speakers:
James J. Sandman
James J. Sandman is president of the U.S. Legal Services Corporation, a federally chartered corporation charged with disbursing federal funds to support legal services to the poor. The LSC is the largest U.S. provider of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. Mr. Sandman, drawing on thirty-five years of experience and a peerless career of devotion to poverty legal services, will discuss the public interest as a legal calling and current challenges and issues in legal services for the poor.  Mr. Sandman was general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools from 2007 to 2011, president of the District of Columbia Bar from 2006-2007, and in a variety of leadership roles within the District of Columbia Bar and in other organizations he has established a long track record of innovation and success in the provision of pro bono legal services.  He was an attorney at Arnold & Porter LLP from 1977 to 2007 and served as the firm's managing partner from 1995 to 2005.
By:

  • C|M|LAW
  • C|M|LAW Student Public Interest Law Organization

CLE credit: 
One hour approved
More:
https://www.law.csuohio.edu/newsevents/events/2012110113001638

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

November 19/Cleveland: Trial Advocacy Seminar - #MCLE

The C|M|LAW Trial Team will demonstrate a product-liability lawsuit during the seminar.  The team completes at both the regional and national level.
A reception will follow the demonstration.
Title:
Trial Advocacy Seminar
When/Where:
Monday, November  19, 2012
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
CLE credit: 
1.5
More:
https://www.law.csuohio.edu/newsevents/events/2012111917301755

Family Law Series: Legal Update: New Rules and Forms for Family Law and Domestic Violence

In addition to many legislative changes and case law this year, many family law rules and form changes became effective January 1, 2012. This workshop will cover these changes and those that will take effect July1, 2012, and January 1, 2013
Title:
Legal Update: New Rules and Forms for Family Law and Domestic Violence
Part of LAAC Armchair Trainings:  Family Law Series
When/Where:
Anytime/Recording
Speaker:
Gabrielle Seldon, Center for Families, Children & the Courts
Sponsor:
Legal Aid Association of California
Credit:
  • California: Approved for 1 Self-Study Credit
  • Other Jurisdictions: Check with your Credit-Granting Authority
A Message From LAAC's website:
"If you would like to support LAAC's videos and keep this service free for the community, please donate here: tiny.cc/Qwgg2b"
4freeCLE has no connection to that donation link; however, it seems only fair to support LAAC with however small a donation you can afford, both for its generous provision of training materials and to encourage it to do more of the same!
More Information, Including Hand-Outs:
https://vimeo.com/41381664

Monday, October 22, 2012

November 6/Web: Accident Investigation for Attorneys

 The presenter will cover the following:
  • The purpose of analysis
  • Typical types of speed calculations for motor vehicle and pedestrian impacts
  • Important terms and concepts
  • Video examples of pedestrian collisions
  • Video examples of motorcycle collisions
  • Video examples of tractor-trailer collisions
  • Types of commercial vehicle inspections
  • Calculations of total stopping distance
  • Lamp examinations
  • EDR downloads for vehicles.
Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
Title:
Accident Investigation for Attorneys
When/Where:
November 6, 2012
14:00 Eastern
Webinar
Credit:
The sponsor does not seem to have applied for credit for this event, but similar events have been granted credit in some jurisdictions upon application by attendees.
Speaker:
Frank Costanzo is a traffic accident reconstruction specialist with over 1500 full-scale collision investigations and component defect evaluations. Mr. Costanzo is a certified court expert with over 24 years of experience in collision reconstruction, defect investigations, biomechanical analysis, and injury causation studies.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

November 19/Peoria, IL: A Case for Cinema: The Lincoln Lawyer

Join Bradley students and local attorneys for an interactive and analytical discussion of the ethical dilemmas presented in the film, “The Lincoln Lawyer.” Clifford Scott-Rudnick, Assistant Professor at The John Marshall Law School, will stop the 120-minute film at key moments and facilitate a discussion. We anticipate a lively dialogue among Bradley’s students, attorneys, and OLLI members.
Please note that there will be a short presentation and review of recent changes to the Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility and a review of recent Supreme Court decisions on recommendations from the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission. Clifford will also discuss some of the differences between real practice and the movie.
Title:
A Case for Cinema: The Lincoln Lawyer
When/Where:
Monday, November 19, 2012
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Room 116, Westlake Hall
Bradley University
810 N Tobias Lane
Peoria, IL 61606
Though seating is plentiful, registration is required.
Speaker:
Clifford Scott-Rudnick has practiced law in Illinois for more than 30 years and been an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School for more than 20 years. He also taught Legal Research and Writing at the China State Intellectual Property Office Training Center in Beijing in 2009. Cliff helps coordinate and speaks at Continuing Legal Education programs at John Marshall and in Florida and other venues throughout Illinois. Prior careers include union organizing, labor law and workers compensation practice, and bank trust officer.
Credit:
3.00 hours professional responsibility credit
Cost:
FREE registration funded from the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Committee at Bradley University and a "Lagniappe" grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation.
By:
Bradley University
More:
http://www.bradley.edu/academic/continue/public/lincoln/index.dot

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2011 - On-Demand #MCLE in #Ethics

Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2011 will examine recent developments and ongoing issues in ethics and professional responsibility arising out of pro bono and public interest practice.
Title:
Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2011
When/Where:
On-Demand Recording
Running Time: 02:04:03
Credit:
2 or more ethics credits in many jurisdictions
Speakers:
  • Program Chair: Professor Bruce A. Green, Fordham University School of Law
  • Jessi Tamayo, Fordham Law School
  • Janet Sabel, New York State Attorney General Office
  • Professor Martin Guggenheim, New York University School of Law
  • Michael Scherz, Lawyers for Children
  • Madeleine Schachter, Global Access to Technology for Development
By:
Practising Law Institute
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November 13/Saint Paul, MN+Web: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Supplemental Jurisdiction #MCLE

Hamline Law Professor Douglas McFarland cowrote the book "Minnesota Civil Practice" and writes extensively in the fields of civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, and torts, including Computer-Aided Exercises on Civil Procedure, 4th Edition. A member of the Hamline Law Faculty since 1974, Professor McFarland will be retiring from his position in December.
Professor McFarland will base his presentation on two forthcoming law review articles: 
1) Supplemental Jurisdiction over Permissive Counterclaims: A Misconception, Mercer Law Review, forthcoming; and 
2) Viewing the 'Same Case or Controversy' of Supplemental Jurisdiction through the Lens of the 'Common Nucleus of Operative Fact' of Pendent Jurisdiction, Texas Tech Law Review, forthcoming.
Title:
When/Where:
November 13, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room 105, Hamline School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
Also Available As Webcast
Credits: 
Applied for 1 standard CLE credit
Registration: 
Please RSVP to Jane Prince via email or at 651-523-2338 and indicate attendance via webcast or in person.
Contact: 
Jane Prince, 651-523-2338
Speaker:

Douglas McFarland is professor of law at Hamline University School of Law. Following graduation Phi Beta Kappa from Macalester College and as a Root-Tilden Scholar from New York University School of Law, he practiced in litigation at Dorsey & Whitney. He has been on the Hamline faculty since 1974, also earning a Ph.D. in speech-communication from the University of Minnesota; taking a leave to be administrative assistant to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger at the Supreme Court; and in 1994 running for the U.S. Senate, and later receiving a party endorsement for lieutenant governor. He is author of numerous books, articles, and computer exercises in the fields of civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, and torts, including Computer-Aided Exercises on Civil Procedure, 4th Edition.
By:
Hamline Law Alumni Board
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

When Spouse Holds Personal Business - On-Demand #MCLE

When it comes to divorce, determining the value of a small business can be fraught with complications. Valuation expert, Bruce Richman, explores a number of factors that should be considered when valuing a small business, and will help divorce lawyers determine whether a valuation expert is needed. This program is a must for family law practitioners in all states.
Title:
When Spouse Holds Personal Business
When/Where:
On-Demand Recording
Speaker:
Bruce Richman is a Principal in Reznick Group’s Valuation and Transaction Advisory Group. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, he has more than 30 years of broad valuation experience which includes business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, and other financial and tax consulting matters. Bruce has directed hundreds of engagements and has been involved in major litigation support projects as an expert witness, having testified in numerous courts and arbitration panels. With specific experience in divorce and matrimonial disputes, his litigation experience also includes partner and shareholder disputes and corporate reorganizations/bankruptcy.
By:
Lexvid
More:
http://www.lexvid.com/clevideos/view/81

November 14/San Francisco: 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
When/Where:
November 14, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Directions 
MCLE Credits:
1 H
Sponsor:
Bar Association of San Francisco
More:
http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=VF121114/VF110119

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 23/Seattle: Burdens on Families and Children of U.S. Immigration Laws

Robert H. Gibbs
Although U.S. immigration laws place a strong emphasis on the principle of family unification, in practice there are substantial problems in keeping families together. Harsh criminal grounds of removal for minor offenses or offenses from years ago can lead to deportation of permanent resident parents of U.S. citizens. Limited options exist to obtain legal status for longtime immigrants, even those with U.S. citizen spouses and children without any criminal history. Increasing numbers of unaccompanied children are fleeing violence and turmoil in Mexico and Central America, but U.S. immigration laws provide few options for them to remain safely in the U.S.
This CLE will address the policy challenges and the problematic nature of U.S. immigration law.
Title:
Burdens on Families and Children of U.S. Immigration Laws
When/Where: 
October 23, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Century Square Building - Alki Room
1501 4th Ave., Seattle
Speaker:
Robert H. Gibbs of Gibbs Houston Pauw
Cost:
  • Free - World Peace Through Law Section members and law students
  • $25 - Non-section member attorneys (membership available a.
Credits:
1 general credit
Pre-Registration Encouraged: 
Register now online to ensure seating!

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November 13/Web: Recent Trends in FCPA Enforcement and Declinations #MCLE

Why has the federal government decided not to pursue certain cases involving alleged corruption by U.S. companies overseas? What additional guidance might companies expect from the government this year or next? And how might these developments guide companies in crafting or updating their best practices in conducting business globally?
These are among the questions that will be addressed in this webinar, prompted by recent developments such as the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) issuance of a series of “declinations” explaining why it decided not to pursue charges against several companies for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). These decisions provide much-needed explanations into what criteria the government uses in evaluating FCPA cases, criteria that can be translated into best practices.
Additionally, there have been rumors that in the coming months the DOJ will release long-awaited guidance that would explain its criteria in deciding whether or not to investigate a company.
Join us as we explore the DOJ’s explanations of its declinations in cases involving Morgan-Stanley, Oracle and others and how you can translate them into best practices for your compliance program. If your company does business worldwide, the insights shared on this program can help you avoid a costly DOJ investigation.
Title:
Recent Trends in FCPA Enforcement and Declinations
When/Where:
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:35 PM Eastern
Webinar - Register Now
Speakers:
  • Mark Ehrlich, Director of Ethics and Compliance, Hilton 
  • Gwendolyn Hassan, Esq., Manager of Corporate Compliance, Navistar, Inc.
  • Stephen Martin, Baker & McKenzie
  • Marc Litt, Baker & McKenzie.
Credit:
Approved or in process of approval for 1.5 hours of general, participatory, or skills credit. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, 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, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
By:
LexisNexis
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November 13/San Francisco: Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training and Housing Negotiation Project training

Two programs on the same day at the same site:
Title:
Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training 
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.
When/Where:
November 13, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Directions 
MCLE Credits:
1 H 

Sponsor:
Bar Association of San Francisco
More:
http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=VL121113/VL110111
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Title:
Housing Negotiation Project training 
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@sfbar.org. Pre-registration is required for this training.
When/Where:
July 17, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Directions 
MCLE Credits:
1 H 

Sponsor:
Bar Association of San Francisco
More:
http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=VL121113A/VL110111A

October 30/Oakland, CA: Raise Taxes But How? A Guide to California's Competing Tax Reform Ballot Initiatives

Propositions 30, 38, and 39 each present competing visions on how to raise revenue through the ballot initiative process.  Come learn how these initiatives will affect California’s budget, schools, and taxes, and the consequences of enacting one, all, or none of them from representatives of the two leading campaigns.
Before you vote, either early or on election day, join us for a presentation followed by a question and answer session with representatives from the two leading statewide ballot measures that could have ongoing implications for California’s budget, including spending on education and vital services.
Title:
Raise Taxes But How? A Guide to California's Competing Tax Reform Ballot Initiatives
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Urban Habitat Forum
1212 Broadway, Suite 500
Oakland, CA
Speakers:
  • Jamie Yee Hintzke, Member, Board of Managers, California PTA
  • Pete Woiwode, Northern California Organizer, California Partnership
By:
American Constitution Society
More:
http://www.acslaw.org/RaiseTaxesbutHowDebate

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 23/Web: FLS Qualified Income Trusts with Scott Selis, Esq


This webinar will cover Qualified Income Trusts and will be presented by volunteer attorney Scott Selis.
We suggest that you enjoy your lunch at your desk while you take part in this training opportunity. 
Title:
FLS Qualified Income Trusts with Scott Selis, Esq.
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Webinar
Pre-Registration Required
Speaker:
Scott Selis
By:
Florida Legal Services, Inc.
More:
http://www.fladvocate.org/training/

October 24/Web: Key Updates and Strategies In Defending Environmental Prosecutions

The Association of Federal Defense Attorneys will present a free online CLE.
Title:
Key Updates and Strategies In Defending Environmental Prosecutions
When/Where:
October 24, 2012
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PDT
(11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT)
To attend, go the AFDA.org and click on the link.
By:
Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
More:
http://madisonattorney.com/cjablog/?p=729

October 22/San Diego: Debate on Proposition 34: The Ballot Measure to Replace the Death Penalty with Life without Parole

Title:
Debate on Proposition 34: The Ballot Measure to Replace the Death Penalty with Life without Parole
When/Where:
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1155 Island Avenue Room 227
San Diego, CA
Speakers:
  • Speaking in favor of the initiative: Justin P. Brooks, Project Director, California Innocence Project; Executive Director, Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy; Institute Professor, California Western School of Law; Recipient, ACS San Diego Lawyer Chapter Roberto Alvarez Award
  • Speaking against the initiative: Brenda J. Daly, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County; Director, Board of Directors, San Diego Deputy District Attorney's Association
  • Moderated by: Rodney Smith, Distinguished Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
By:
  • San Diego Lawyer Chapter, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law Student Chapters of the American Constitution Society
  • Center for Law and Social Justice at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Credit:
Approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
More:
http://www.acslaw.org/SanDiegoProp34
ACS does not endorse any candidate. As an organization, ACS does not lobby, litigate or take positions on specific cases, legislation or nominations. Views expressed by the speakers reflect their individual opinions and should not be attributed to ACS.

October 26/Seattle: Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (#IRAP) #probono training #MCLE

The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) seeks pro bono attorneys interested in providing legal representation to Iraqi refugees. Attorneys who register for this event in advance will be paired with a law student and the case that they will be working on, greatly increasing the educational value of this program!
Background:
IRAP is a student-driven organization with local chapters at Seattle University and the University of Washington Schools of Law, matching pairs of law students with pro bono supervising attorneys to provide legal representation to Iraqi refugees. IRAP cases range from Special Immigrant Visa applications for former US military interpreters to submitting Requests for Reconsideration to appeal denials from USCIS or UNHCR. While it is the primary responsibility of the student teams to research and draft documents, attorneys play a critical role in supervising, advising, and mentoring their student teams. Attorneys can estimate a time commitment of between 5-10 hours per month, with cases usually lasting between 3-6 months.
Please contact Arthur Delong, delonga1@seattleu.edu, to join this remarkable program!
No special experience needed.
Topics Of This Training Event:
  • Requests for reconsideration (RFR) 
  • Refugee status determination (RSD) appeals
  • Cultural Competency
  • Working with Interpreters
  • Ethics.
Title:
Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project Volunteer Training 
When/Where:
Davis Wright Tremaine
Suite 2200
1201 Third Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101-3045
Speakers:
  • IRAP member Colleen Mooney
  • Professor Jill Dutton
  • Professor Richard McDermott
By:
Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
Credit:
3 credits applied for
More Information And Registration:
Space is limited to 40 lawyers. Please preregister by contacting Arthur Delong, delonga1@seattleu.edu.

October 24/Web: Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings: Learn How to Help #probono #MCLE

The number of unaccompanied children placed in U.S. custody in Fiscal Year 2012 has reached an historic high: over 14,000 children, more than double the number last year.  Many of these children, who range from toddlers to teenagers, are fleeing abuse, abandonment, and persecution in their home countries, or are victims of human trafficking or other crimes.  They are placed in immigration removal proceedings and are not provided an attorney, regardless of their age.  Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a national nonprofit organization working hard to match these children with caring pro bono attorneys who will ensure that they do not face an immigration judge alone.
Please join Laurie Carafone, Pro Bono Coordinator at the Boston office of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and Douglas C. Doskocil, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP and KIND pro bono attorney, for a free One-Hour briefing on Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings, and learn how you, too, can help.
Topics to be addressed include:
  • Real stories of children fleeing abuse and persecution, and facing court proceedings alone
  • Forms of immigration relief available for unaccompanied children
  • Practice tips for representing children
Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. No prior immigration experience is needed.  Register now and don’t miss this important Free Briefing in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!
Title:
Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings: Learn How to Help
When/Where:
October 24, 2012
1:00 PM Eastern
Webcast (Audio Only)
Speakers:
  • Laurie Carafone, Kids in Need of Defense
  • Douglas C. Doskocil, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Program Attorney(s): Amy Taub, Practising Law Institute
Credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, 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
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October 31/Web: Slip and Fall Accident Investigations - An Engineering Perspective

Walking accidents will injure millions of people each year, and thousands will die. Slip, trip and loss of balance accidents are the second highest cause of accidental death among the elderly. The effects of these types of accidents can be devastating, resulting in extreme changes in lifestyle and monetary losses to the victim. Most of these accidents are the outcome of some defect of a premise arising from the lack of proper maintenance.
Walking is an extremely complex task, when one tries to understand the mechanism of these accidents. Walking, in reality, is the process of locomotion in which the human body moves along supported first by one leg then by two and finally by the second leg. The accidents occur at the time when the body is supported by only one leg due to dynamic effects and the required reaction at the contact point with ground.
During this program, the presenters will cover:
  • The mechanics of walking, gait and balance
  • The difference between slip, trip and loss of balance
  • Understanding coefficient of friction
  • Effects of changes in friction, grade and contamination
  • Measuring friction
  • National standards of care
  • Walking area maintenance
  • Environmental issues
  • Falling in different environments, public facility issues
  • Conducting an investigation
  • Useful evidence to build or defend such cases.
Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
Title:
Slip and Fall Accident Investigations - An Engineering Perspective
When/Where:
October 31, 2012
14:00 Eastern
Webinar
Credit:
The sponsor does not seem to have applied for credit for this event, but similar events have been granted credit in some jurisdictions upon application by attendees.
Speaker:
  • Carl Berkowitz, PhD, PE, AICP, has 48 years of transportation and traffic engineering experience, served as a litigation consultant, and held various positions in industry, government, and higher education. He has extensive experience in planning, design, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations, and management. Dr. Berkowitz holds a BCE in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Industrial Management from The City College of New York, and an MS in Transportation Planning and a PhD in Transportation Planning and Engineering from Polytechnic University (NYU-Poly). In addition to his work involving pedestrians, and virtually every form of transportation and its safety (including aviation and maritime), Dr. Berkowitz has written numerous reports and articles for major publications, chaired task forces, appeared on national television and radio, and made many scholarly presentations worldwide. He holds memberships in many transportation professional associations. Dr. Berkowitz's areas of expertise include accident analysis and studies; slips, trips, missteps and falls; pedestrians and passengers; perception-reaction capabilities; intermodal transportation, bicycles, bus, school bus, subway, ferry, cruise ships, commuter and intercity rail; escalators, elevators and moving walkways; passenger and freight terminals; speed and distance analysis; hazard and root cause analysis; human factors; rules, regulations, codes and national standards of care; railroad right-of-way and grade crossings; parking facilities; logistics and supply-chain management.
  • Dr. Oren Masory holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. He has over 30 years of mechanical engineering experience, served as a litigation and engineering consultant and held positions in industry, as well. His research interests include robotics, automation, machine tool controls, assistive technology, and accident reconstruction. Dr. Masory is an expert on vehicular accident reconstruction; low speed rear-end collisions; slips, trips and falls; pedestrian accidents; machinery; product liability; building and safety codes; speed and distance analysis. Dr. Masory has written numerous reports and articles for major publications on the above topics. He holds memberships in ASTM and SAE.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
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