Saturday, December 29, 2012

January 30/St. Paul + Web: Tobacco Control: Comparing U.S. and Australian Labeling Regulations


Tobacco Control: Comparing U.S. & Australian Labeling Regulations is presented by the Health Law Institute and features Cathy Caitlin, executive director of the Australian Council on Smoking & Health and Doug Blanke, executive director of the Public Health Law Center.
When/Where:
January 30, 2012
11:00 AM
Anderson Center, Room 111
Hamline University School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
Also available live webcast.
Cost: 
Free for Hamline Law Alumni and persons not seeking CLE.
Contact: 
Health Law Institute, Kari Winter, kwinter03@hamline.edu
By:
Health Law Institute
More:
http://law.hamline.edu/EventsDetail.aspx?id=4294982387


Friday, December 28, 2012

January 22/Saint Paul, MN: The Future of Gun Rights


Mr. Gura will discuss current development in the Second Amendment regarding the cases that are currently being litigated today on a variety of topics throughout the country. He has been directly involved with litigating a number of these cases. A major issue he’ll discuss is the issue of carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense. He will include examples of the District Court in Maryland that struck down that state’s may-issue law in Woollard v. Sheridan and the Seventh Circuit Court’s hearing in Moore v. Madison, a challenge to Illinois’ band on the carrying of handguns. He will conclude with discussion of where the courts are headed on these issues and open up for some brief debate and dialogue with attendees.
When/Where:
January 22, 2013
11:30:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
Hamline University School of Law, Room 105
Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
Contact Bryan Huntington at bhuntington01@hamlineuniversity.edu for general information.
Registration:
To register for CLE credit, contact Deb Lange at dlange@hamline.edu or 651-523-2122.
Credit:
One standard CLE credit has been applied for.
By:
Hamline Law Federalist Society
More:
http://law.hamline.edu/Eventsdetail.aspx?id=4294983812

January 17/Milwaukee: Judicial Campaigns, Money and the Future of Justice

The Wisconsin Supreme Court, a non-partisan court, has recently seen persistent partisan divide.  Additionally, Supreme Court campaigns nationwide continue to be inundated with big money contributions, with nearly $28 million spent on television ads alone in 2012.  The increasing role of campaign contributions in judicial races poses unique challenges to maintaining an independent and impartial judiciary, and the public's trust in our system of justice.
The ACS Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter invites The Honorable Ann Walsh Bradley and Mike McCabe, to share their insight and perspectives on our growing crisis in state courts.  Come learn about the pressures and influences facing judges, how they strive to remain objective despite them and steps to take to solve this problem properly.
Title:
Judicial Campaigns, Money and the Future of Justice
When/Where:
Thursday, January 17, 2013
12:00 p.m.
InterContinental Milwaukee
139 E. Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Pre-Registration Advised To Ensure Seating
Speakers:
  • The Honorable Ann Walsh Bradley, Associate Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Mike McCabe, Executive Director, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
  • Moderator: Dr. Greg Rabidoux, Director, State Courts Project, American Constitution Society
Credit:
1.0 hours CLE credit pending
By:
American Constitution Society
More:
http://www.acslaw.org/MILStateCourts

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

January 29/San Francisco+Web: Residential Lending after the Crash: An Update on How Dodd-Frank and the CFPB Have Changed the Rules of Home Loan Origination #MCLE

The rules of the road for residential lending have changed dramatically since the crash in 2008 and the subsequent passage of the Dodd-Frank amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).  Attend this training for an in-depth look at what’s new and what’s different, including an update on recent rulemaking by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Regulators and practitioners will review current and proposed rules and discuss how consumers can identify and avoid predatory home loans.
What you will learn:
  • Dodd-Frank amendments to TILA rules on loan originator compensation, steering, loan terms and disclosures;
  • Dodd-Frank amendments to RESPA on disclosures and settlement fees;
  • The CFPB’s new and proposed regulations governing loan origination, including new combined TILA/RESPA disclosures;
  • How to help consumers identify and avoid predatory home loans
Title:
Residential Lending after the Crash: An Update on How Dodd-Frank and the CFPB Have Changed the Rules of Home Loan Origination
When/Where:
San Francisco, CA
January 29, 2013
9:00 AM Pacific (Noon Eastern)
Also Webcast
Speakers:
  • Chair: Maeve Elise Brown ~ Executive Director, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Credit:
Pending in many states
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

January 22/Web: Student Safety Door to Door

For more than 20 million youngsters, each day begins and ends with a trip on a bus. In addition, 10 percent of all K to 8th graders walk or bicycle to school. Other students are driven to and from school. The greatest risks to student occur not only while riding the bus, but also while walking to and from school and walking to and from the school bus or auto drop off. The purpose of this program is to provide an overview of student safety while being transported from home to and from school.
During the webinar, the presenter will discuss creating a safe student travel environment. The key topics to be covered include:
  1. Traveling to school
  2. Safe walking to school
  3. Designing loading and unloading areas
  4. Route selection
  5. Safe pickup and dropoff locations
  6. Bus stop and off-site safety
  7. School bus safety
  8. Bus occupant safety
Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
Title:
Student Safety Door to Door
When/Where:
January 22, 2012
14:00 Eastern
Webinar
Speaker:
Carl Berkowitz, PhD, PE, AICP, has 50 years of transportation and traffic engineering experience, served as a litigation consultant, and held various positions in industry, government, and higher education, with extensive experience in planning, design, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations, and management. He 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, newspapers and radio, and made numerous scholarly presentations worldwide. He holds memberships in many transportation engineering and standards professional associations.
Dr. Berkowitz's areas of expertise include pedestrian and passenger accidents; passenger terminal and station accidents; school bus and transit bus accidents; subway and passenger rail accidents; passengers on track accidents; bicycle and motorcycle accidents; passenger collisions; and slip, trip and fall accidents.
Credit:
The sponsor does not seem to have applied for credit for this event, but similar events by this sponsor have been granted credit in some jurisdictions upon application by attendees.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
More Information And Registration

Monday, December 24, 2012

Top 3 Bundles of Free On-Demand #MCLE for Washington Attorneys and Others

In many jurisdictions, attorneys can use free, on-demand recordings to earn CLE credit before year-end. Here's a selection specifically designed to satisfy Washington State's maximum allowance of 22.5 AV credits per three-year period. It should also be useful for attorneys in many other states; PLI and Lexvid courses in particular are usually accreditted in most mandatory CLE states.

1. Ethics

The elusive ethics credit is called by a variety of names in different states, e.g. Professionalism.

2. Any Subject (But Only 2 Credits)

If you want your free CLE to address a particular subject matter, you can find the broadest possible selection from two providers who offer a free program just for registering with them. Programs after the 1st one will cost you, but I just don't see a downside to trying these offers!
  • MCLEz.com: offers one free program (1 credit) just for registering! 
  • NACLE.com: offers one free program (1 credit) just for registering!

3. Subject Matter Potpourri

Here are more than 20 credits from free, On-Demand MCLE accreditted in Washington State and several other states.




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Sunday, December 23, 2012

January 16/San Francisco: Introduction to Family Law Training #MCLE

The Bar Association of San Francisco's 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:
January 16, 2013
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
Credit:
2 H
More:

Saturday, December 22, 2012

January 9/Web: Five Legal Liability Issues for Schools

The webinar will cover five key issues related to safety and security problems in elementary, middle and high schools:
  1. Lack of Accurate Understanding of Safety Issues: Planning Without Assessment, Guessing Is Not Planning
  2. Reaction not Prediction
  3. Poor Management of Schools: The Real Issue in School Safety
  4. Lack of Effective Plans to Combat Truancy and Lateness: Truancy Is the Root of All School Safety Issues
  5. Poor Emergency Management: Don’t Ask Amateurs Without Training to Do What Professionals Do
Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
Title:
Five Legal Liability Issues for Schools
When/Where:
January 9, 2012
14:00 Eastern
Webinar
Speaker:
The webinar features two national school safety experts
Credit:
The sponsor does not seem to have applied for credit for this event, but similar events by this sponsor have been granted credit in some jurisdictions upon application by attendees.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
More Information And Registration

Friday, December 21, 2012

Best Practices for In-House Counsel: Free On-Demand #MCLE

This presentation tackles the biggest issues faced by in-house counsel. Filmed during the Network of Trial Law Firm's recent conference, topics covered include case management, selecting and managing experts, government audits & inspections, e-discovery, and the use of social media by employees. It's a must see for in-house attorneys.
Title:
Best Practices for In-House Counsel
When/Where:
On-Demand Recording
Speaker:
  • Jessalyn Zeigler is the assistant practice leader fo Bass Berry & Sims' Products, Torts and Insurance group. Additionally, she co-chairs the firm's Food and Beverage Industry Group. She has vast experience with environmental litigation and works on class actions and MDLs for various types of product cases.
  • Bruce Friedman has more than 35 years of complex litigation experience in the insurance, financial services and products, and class action areas. He has been lead trial counsel in dozens of jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations. Noted as a “great strategist” in Chambers USA, Bruce has a broad commercial litigation practice with a large insurance component.
  • Stephen Imbriglia is the Administrative Director in charge of Gibbons’ Philadelphia Office. Mr. Imbriglia is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in the defense of product liability cases. He defends pharmaceutical and medical-device manufacturers. For more than twenty years, Mr. Imbriglia has also defended companies in toxic tort litigation, such as those involving exposures to asbestos, benzene, beryllium and lead.
Credit:
  • Washington State: I don't see this program listed on WSBA's MCLE database but it's just a repeat of Trial.com's videos that previously got a total of 1.5 credits, so if you fill out the Form 1 online, you'll probably get credit. 
  • Other States: Consult your credit-granting authority
By:
Lexvid
More:
http://www.lexvid.com/clevideos/view/68

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Defending Evictions from Nursing Homes and RCFEs: On-Demand #MCLE

Consumers and advocates alike are generally in unfamiliar territory when defending an eviction from a nursing home or other long-term care facility. This session will explain the law and offer numerous practice tips based on the many eviction cases.
Title:
Defending Evictions from Nursing Homes and RCFEs
Part of LAAC Armchair Trainings: Senior Legal Issues
When/Where:
Anytime/Recording
Speaker:
Presented by Eric Carlson of the National Senior Citizens Law Center
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/17012478

Bankruptcy, Mortgages and Foreclosure: What Bankruptcy Can and Can't Do for Borrowers in Distress - Free On-Demand #MCLE

In this training you will get an overview of how consumer bankruptcy interacts with mortgage debt and foreclosures.  During the session, practitioners working at the intersection of these two crucial areas in consumer law will provide a basic overview of consumer bankruptcy; share tools for assessing whether bankruptcy might help - or harm - a delinquent borrower; and discuss how bankruptcy can be used to address mortgage delinquencies, servicing abuses and other lending violations.
Title:
Bankruptcy, Mortgages and Foreclosure: What Bankruptcy Can and Can't Do for Borrowers in Distress
When/Where:
On-Demand Web-Based Recorded Program
Released on: Apr. 12, 2012
Running Time: 03:11:09
Speakers:
  • Sally J. Elkington ~ Attorney at Law, Elkington Law Office
  • Cathleen Cooper Moran ~ Bankruptcy Specialist, State Bar of CA Board of Legal Specialization, Moran Law Group
  • Lisa Sitkin ~ Managing Attorney, Housing and Economic Rights AdvocatesCredit:  
  • Chair: Maeve Elise Brown ~ Executive Director, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
Credit:
3 or more credits in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois , Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, 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 (subject to the usual limitations)
By:
Practising Law Institute
Registration And Access to The Recording

January 16/Web: Protecting Your Company…Wage & Hour Law 2013! #MCLE


Wage and hour litigation is the fastest growing category within employment law today. During the years 2003-2006 there were about 4,000 FLSA lawsuits filed. Now they are being filed at a rate of over 7,000 a year. A Harris Interactive survey says that half of U.S. workers believe their employers are violating overtime laws. Within different industries there is fertile ground for violations due to an “everybody else does it.”
Hear industry experts discuss and take your questions on:

  • Setting the stage: the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • IRS definitions of “employee” and “independent contractor”
  • Preparing for wage and hour audits and “sweeps”
  • Lessons from recent high-profile cases
  • What companies do (and shouldn’t do) to circumvent regulations
  • The future of the employees’ right to know
  • Joint employment allegations
  • An effective record keeping program
  • Overtime reduction efforts
  • Especially vulnerable industries
  • Department of Labor settlement terms

Title:
Protecting Your Company…Wage & Hour Law 2013!
When/Where:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:35 PM Eastern Time
Webinar
Register Now!
Speakers:

  • Tracy L. Moon, Jr., partner, Fisher & Phillips
  • C.R. Wright, partner, Fisher & Phillips
  • Kelly Gimotty, business development & recruiting specialist, Discover Staffing
  • ReneĆ© Maxwell, Human Resources Director, Hansbrohe N.A.

Credit:
Approved or in the process of approval for 1.5 hours of general, participatory, or skills credit in
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, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
By: 
LexisNexis
More:
http://www.eventsvc.com/LexisNexis_HB/register/fd15791e-47c2-48ea-ad8d-63b4c1cb4574

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Grandparent Guardenship - On-Demand MCLE


Title:
Grandparent Guardenship
Part of LAAC Armchair Trainings: Senior Legal Issues
When/Where:
Anytime/Recording
Speaker:
Presented by Marilyn Clark, Volunteer Attorney
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/16515406

January 15/San Francisco: Housing Negotiation Project Training

The Bar Association of San Francisco's Volunteer Legal Services Program'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.
Title:
Housing Negotiation Project Training
When/Where:
January 15, 2013
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
Credit:
2 H
More:

January 14/Boston: VLP Training - Unemployment Insurance Appeals

VLP needs your help to assist clients attempting to secure unemployment insurance benefits. This training will give you the foundation you need to represent a claimant in an administrative hearing at the Division of Unemployment Assistance. VLP provides training materials and mentoring. You must be admitted to practice in Massachusetts to be covered under VLP's malpractice insurance.
Unemployment appeals are a good pro bono opportunity for recent law school graduates and for attorneys who are looking for client interaction and advocacy experience.
When/Where:
Monday, January 14, 2013
3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.
By:
Volunteer Lawyers Project
Questions?
Contact Hsindy Chen

Monday, December 17, 2012

January 15/San Francisco: Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training

The Bar Association of San Francisco's Volunteer Legal Services Program'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.
Title:
Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training
When/Where:
January 15, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
Credit:
1 H
More:

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Working in the Cloud: It's the Latest, It's the Greatest, Or Is It?: An On-Demand #MCLE by The Florida Bar

This seminar is intended as a cloud computing primer for lawyers. This seminar addresses the benefits, disadvantages, and pitfalls of working in the cloud. Internet-based software as a service (SaaS) also will be discussed in detail, including the financial and case management benefits to be gained by working in the cloud, as well as the ethical considerations that should not be ignored. Easy to implement tips and safeguards will be provided to attendees.
Title:
Credits:
  • Florida: 2.5 CLE
  • Other Jurisdictions: Consult your credit-granting authority. You may be able to get credit by application or reciprocity.
When/Where:
Original Program Date: September 4, 2012
Speakers:
  • Tracy Henry
  • Russell Leisner
  • Russ Tarin
By:
The Florida Bar

January 18/Web: Social Media Ethics for Lawyers

As lawyers expand their involvement in social media, they need to be aware of emerging ethical violations that may result from their online activities.
Title:
Social Media Ethics for Lawyers
When/Where:
Friday, January 18, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Webinar - Reserve your Webinar seat now.
Speakers:
  • As a lawyer and the author of The Lawyer's Guide to Social Networking: Understanding Social Media's Impact on the Law, and two more books on social media and the law, John Browning has spent a great deal of time examining this issue and will offer some great insight into emerging issues.  
  • Sally Field is an attorney of more than 30 years and has spoken on numerous ethics topics over the years, she will offer attendees insight into how the Model Rules of Professional Conduct translate to social media.
CLE credit:
1 credit in several jurisdictions, although it's not clear from the website which ones. You may have to apply for credit in your jurisdiction - let me know if you do and I'll post credit approvals here!
By:
Attorney Protective
More:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/558697473

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ethics: Alternative Fee Arrangements & Pro Bono Service - On-Demand #MCLE

Discover the practical and ethical considerations of alternative fee arrangements and learn about the ABA's stance on pro bono service and corporate pro bono work in this two part program.
  • Part 1: Alternative Fee Arrangements - AFA's can sound good: predictability, discounts, and the outside lawyer gets a guarantee of a certain measure of work. In practice, however, there can be unforeseen consequences. Trial lawyer Jean Bertrand will discuss allocation of risk and the attendant ethical conflicts that can arise under several kinds of AFA. Issues include ABA Model Rule 1.5 ("Reasonableness of Fees and Expenses") and its application to "success" fees, the conflict between outside counsel's duties to the client and his/her own financial interest when a fee cap is reached before the matter has concluded, fungibility of services, disparity of effective hourly rates, overloading of firms and load-leveling among firms.
  • Part 2: And Justice For All - Remembering the "Publico" Aspect of a Lawyer's Obligation to Provide Pro Bono Service - Trial lawyer Beau Cole explores the background, benefits and ethical underpinnings, of Pro Bono Publico service for in-house and outside counsel; the need for increased public service by the bar in the face of declines in funding for pro bono publico services; the un-met needs of our underprivileged, and benefits to corporate clients from pro bono publico service by its in-house and outside counsel.
Title:
Ethics: Alternative Fee Arrangements & Pro Bono Service
When/Where:
On-Demand Recording
Speaker:
  • Jean L. Bertrand is a partner of Schiff Hardin where she practices primarily in the areas of real estate, toxic torts, and commercial litigation. In addition to trial and appellate experience, she has had extensive experience in the administration of complex litigation.
  • Edderick "Beau" Cole is a member of Foreman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy. In his esteemed career, he has been first-chair in a number of criminal and civil jury trials and has prosecuted and defended a wide variety of domestic claims on behalf of indigent and underprivileged clients.
Credit:
  • Washington State: 0.5 AV General credit
  • Other States: Consult your credit-granting authority
By:
Lexvid
More:
http://www.lexvid.com/clevideos/view/67

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Selected #Ethical Issues for Litigators & Business Attorneys: On-Demand #MCLE

A trio of highly qualified attorneys take on emerging ethical issues pertaining to litigators, in-house counsel, employment lawyers, and business attorneys alike. Part 1 of this course is comprised of the following lectures:
  • Ethics: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - International commercial lawyer and litigator Luis Perez explains the FCPA, its anti-bribery fines and penalties provisions, discusses DOJ and SEC enforcement trends and addresses some of the ethical considerations facing management and counsel after discovering that a violation has taken place.
  • Ethics: Effect of Corporate IT Policies on Otherwise Privileged Communication - Personal use of corporate IT resources has become commonplace and, in some instances, essential for busy employees. If the company has an IT monitoring policy, however, that policy could prevent any privilege from attaching to personal communications from company employees to third parties that pass through the company's server. Counsel should be aware of the effect these corporate IT policies have (or could have) on evidentiary privileges and, therefore, the scope of discoverable information in various litigation settings.
  • Ethics: Navigating the Perils and Promises of Social Networking - In-house counsel need to promulgate policies and spread the word in the workplace about the use of social media by company employees, vendors and professionals to protect the company from unnecessary brush fires that could burn out of control. Ethical limitations on lawyers direct or indirect communication with jurors and parties in litigation, through LinkedIn and Facebook groups, "friending," "liking," posting, etc.
Title:
Selected Ethical Issues for Litigators & Business Attorneys
When/Where:
On-Demand Recording
Speaker:
  • Luis Perez is a shareholder of Akerman where he practices commercial litigation and arbitration both at the national and international level. He has developed in-depth expertise on product liability. Luis has also actively participated in various privatization projects in Latin America and has rendered advise to U.S. companies seeking to establish operations outside the U.S. He has helped establish joint ventures between companies and entities in the U.S. and Latin America.
  • Jon Barton is a shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard. He is a member of the firm’s products liability practice group and is active in the firm’s general litigation and business litigation practice. Jon is engaged in all aspects of litigation from the initial claim investigation stage through trial before the bench and jury in both state and federal courts.
  • Heather Wilson is a member of Frost Brown Todd practicing labor and employment law. She is a rising star in employment litigation and business counseling. Heather represents employers in both federal and state court involving claims under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), covenants not to compete and wage claims.
Credit:
  • Washington State: 1 AV Ethics credit (MCLE ID: 318675)
  • Other States: Consult your credit-granting authority
By:
Lexvid
More:
http://www.lexvid.com/clevideos/view/66

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 17/Web: FCPA Update

The Foreign Corrupt Policies Act (FCPA), the world’s oldest anti-corruption law, just got a makeover.  The long-anticipated FCPA Guidance was released last week in an undertaking that the Justice Department and SEC have called “unprecedented” in its attempt to clarify compliance and enforcement issues, causing  all in-house and outside counsel  who do business with or outside the United States to listen up.
This program provides the necessary framework to what the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have called the “the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken to explain enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” and outline counsel will need to know to procure and protect business transactions outside the United States.
Title:
FCPA Update Webinar
December 17, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST
Webinar
Speakers:
  • Sandra Lee Fenske, Vice President & General Counsel, MS2 – Radar Systems, Lockheed Martin
  • Professor Michael Koehler, Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University, School of Law and Founder, FCPA Professor Blog, www.fcpaprofessor.com
  • Additional Speakers to be Announced!
Cost:
This Webinar is Free to Attend for General Counsel, Corporate Executives and Law Firms.
By:
ALM Media Properties

Human Trafficking: What Judges Need to Know

A remarkable presentation of the current state of human trafficking today ($32 billion worldwide, $9 billion in the United States alone).
Title:
Human Trafficking: What Judges Need to Know 
Recorded December 5, 2012
When/Where:
On-Demand Recording
Speaker:
Professor Terry Coonan, Florida State University
Credit:
  • Washington State: 1.25 CLE AV (MCLE ID 315520))
  • Other Jurisdictions: consult your credit-granting authority
By:
The National Judicial College
More Information And Registration

Senior Issues: Elder Financial Abuse: On-Demand #MCLE

This presentation will focus on financial elder abuse definitions, how to recognize financial elder abuse, and how to remedy it. The training will include examples of financial elder abuse
Title:
Elder Financial Abuse
Part of LAAC Armchair Trainings: Senior Issues Series
When/Where:
Anytime/Recording
Speaker:
Presented by Akiko Takeshita of Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
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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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Windy City Litigation Management Conference - Part 2 - On-demand #MCLE

Catch up on what you missed during Trial.com's Windy City Litigation Management conference. Part 2 of this series includes the following programs:
  • Copycat Liability -Unintentional, even superficial use of copyrighted material can land your company in the grease. Ads, webpages, promotional materials, proposals and other company-generated publications are fertile ground for violations as well as declaratory, injunction, enforcement and damage actions. Everything from an Internet site to a song "hook" is fair game.
  • Internal Investigations Done Right -Companies face increasing scrutiny from regulators, prosecutors and shareholders. Headlines peal out one allegation of corporate wrongdoing after another. Investigations are demanded. Basic but critical questions regarding internal investigations - how to know when an investigation is necessary; who should conduct them; and how should they do it? Is separate counsel is necessary for employees, officers and directors? Should a written report be prepared? Protecting attorney client and other privileges.
  • Predatory Raiding & High-End Executive Defections -Competition for top-level executive talent and their specialized knowledge and information has never been greater. Competitive zeal often crosses the line. Overzealous raiding of competitor's top-level talent poses great risk for companies trying to buy a competitive edge. Companies victimized by raids have options, even when their defecting executives are not bound by traditional non-compete agreements. The line between legitimate and unfair competition can get blurry. Hear some helpful guidance for corporate counsel on both sides of the issue.
  • Guilt By Association: Civil Conspiracy Claims -Civil conspiracy claims are on the rise in mass tort product liability litigation involving asbestos, breast implants, tobacco, automotive tires and other products, as well as in toxic tort cases. Trade association membership is fueling claims of enterprise liability, conspiracy, concert of action, collusion, fraud, deceptive trade practices and false advertising.
Title:
Windy City Litigation Management Conference - Part 2
When/Where:
On-Demand Recording
Speakers:
  • Roger McCleary is a partner at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons. He has substantial trial experience in a variety of both tort and commercial cases. 
  • David Schultz is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Practice Group. He has developed a niche practice conducting public and private investigations. Over the course of his career, David has represented clients in a range of intellectual property litigation including trademark and patent infringement, and theft of trade secrets. He is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. David has developed an active appellate practice as well, having argued more than 40 cases before several federal circuits as well as the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
  • Joel Hoxie is a senior partner in Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix office and co-chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He maintains a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice, with a particular emphasis on securities and financial services institution litigation in both federal and state courts and arbitration before SRO, AAA, and other tribunals. He has served as a faculty member and author on numerous national, state, and local continuing legal education programs.
  • Wynn M. Shuford is a partner at Lightfoot. His practice primarily involves toxic tort cases, complex commercial cases, class actions and other mass tort litigation. He has handled cases throughout the Southeast and is admitted to practice in Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia, Tennessee and Florida.
By:
Lexvid
Credit:
1 credit in many jurisdictions
See Also:
Windy City Litigation Management Conference - Part 1

December 13/Web: Social Media & Attorney Advertising Rules with Josh King #MCLE

This program features the latest decisions and opinions surrounding legal marketing, provides examples of how lawyers can and cannot promote their services and answers questions about industry rules and regulations impacting online activities in a rapidly evolving technology marketplace. Specific topics include online advertising, attorney and law firm websites and social media.
Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:
  • Online Advertising: How rules differ for paid online marketing, and ways in which they are 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.
Be sure to reserve your spot today.
Title:
Social Media & Attorney Advertising Rules with Josh King
When/Where:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
1PM (Eastern) / 10AM (Pacific)
Webinar
Speaker:
Josh King, General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo.com
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
  • CA, WA: 1 hr
  • Other Jurisdictions: consult your credit-granting authority; sometimes you can gain credit by reciprocity or application
More:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/515170791

January 9/Cleveland+Web: The Eighth Amendment and the Mentally Ill on Death Row #MCLE

Michael Benza
The Supreme Court has recently demonstrated an interest in the Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment as it applies to discrete groups. In the past few years the Court has determined that the Eighth Amendment prohibits the execution of the mentally retarded and juveniles. Even more recently the Court determined that the Eighth Amendment prohibited life without parole (LWOP) for juveniles convicted of non-homicide crimes and just this term the Court determined that mandatory LWOP for juveniles convicted of murder also violated the Eighth Amendment. These developments raise questions about applications to other groups. One area of increasing attention is the Eighth Amendment implications of executing the mentally ill.
Title:
The Eighth Amendment and the Mentally Ill on Death Row
When/Where:
January 9, 2013
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Also available as webcast
Seating is limited. Preregistration required!
Speaker:
Professor Michael Benza is Visiting Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.   Professor Benza received his Bachelor of Arts (1986) and law degrees (1992) from Case Western Reserve University. He also received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology (1988) from Pepperdine University. He was the 1992 Biskind Fellow from CWRU School of Law and spent a year working for the Legal Resources Centre, a civil and human rights law firm in South Africa. Upon returning to the States, he spent four years in the Capital Defense Unit at the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. He was assistant counsel at the Cleveland Bar Association working with the Certified Grievance Committee as well as other committees. Professor Benza teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I, Death Penalty Issues, and the Death Penalty Lab, and coached the Mock Trial team. The Student Bar Association selected Professor Benza as the Professor of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2009 Professor Benza was elected as an alumni member to the Society of Benchers.
Professor Benza continues to represent death row inmates in state courts and federal habeas proceedings. He has litigated capital cases in state trial courts, state appellate and post-conviction courts, and federal courts including arguing Smith v. Spisak before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Credit:
1 hr. of CLE credit available, pending approval
By:
Case Downtown Lecture Series
Case Western Reserve School of Law
More:
http://law.case.edu/Lectures.aspx?lec_id=324

Friday, December 7, 2012

January 9/Minneapolis: Volunteer Lawyers Network New Volunteer Orientation

This program introduces new volunteers to VLN's organization, specific volunteer opportunities and ostaff. It is a great opportunity to meet with other volunteers too!
RSVP required: Please call (612)752-6655 or email at vln@volunteerlawyersnetwork.org
Titles:
New Volunteer Orientation
When/Where:
January 9, 2012
HCBA
600 Nicollet Mall - Suite 390
Minneapolis, MN
Sponsor:
Volunteer Lawyers Network
Credit:
 1.0 Standard CLE Credit
More:
http://www.volunteerlawyersnetwork.org/CLEs

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 20/Web: Best Practices: Prior Art Search #MCLE

Our CLE provides strategies that improves your Prior Art Search
making sure you get the relevant results the first time
. This course has helped attendees manage their patent prosecution matters and searches more effectively and efficiently. Patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals will find this webinar very useful.
Title:
Date/Time/Place:
December 20, 2012
12:00 PM EST
Webinar
Prior Registration Highly Recommended To Ensure Seating!
Topics:
  • Key components of an effective search strategy
  • Database strengths and weaknesses
  • Processes to save you and your clients' time and money
  • Best practices in dealing with vendors and clients
  • Various searches and benefits
  • Review of basic building blocks.
Speakers: 
Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors.
Legal Advantage has conducted over 3,000 combined searches, with a cross section of experience of searching for patent and non-patent literature in databases mirrored with extensive on-site search experience at the USPTO.
Credit:
1 Hour in AK AZ AR, CO, CT, DC, CA, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, MD, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NH, OH, OK, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV & WY

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 13/Web: Achieving Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise #MCLE

IDC recently reported that “open source makes up 30% or more of the code at major Global 2000 organizations and is increasingly looked to as a resource.”  Technology trends in cloud computing and mobilization,  key areas of IT investment in 2013, are driving the adoption and reliance on open source.
But as open source software is more broadly used, IT organizations are struggling to manage, control and ensure compliance.  In an environment where development organizations are under intense pressure to keep pace in competitive markets, a lack of formal policies and ad hoc management practices are insufficient in making sure license obligations are met.
The need to ensure compliance is also being reinforced by the growth in adoption of open source projects using the AGPL license, which closes the distribution loophole associated with the GPL license. At the same time, enterprises creating and distributing mobile apps are becoming more like ISVs, the early adopters of open source compliance processes, and therefore need to proactively manage and control open source.
Webinar attendees will learn:
  • Compliance challenges associated with unmanaged open source use
  • Five steps to realize the economic, competitive and risk-mitigating benefits of a pro-active approach to open source compliance
Title:
Achieving Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise
When/Where:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PST
Webinar
Speakers:
  • Karen Copenhaver, Partner at Choate Hall & Stewart, and Counsel for the Linux Foundation
  • Mark Radcliffe, Partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI)
By:
Black Duck Software
Credit:
  • New Jersey: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit toward the General category.
  • New York: This nontransitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour which can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement. Credit is NOT available for newly admitted attorneys.
  • Other States: MCLE credit will be applied for in the states where DLA Piper LLP (US) has an office.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Senior Issues: Introduction into Consumer Law: On-Demand #MCLE

This program introduces basic consumer laws including credit report, identity theft, debt and debt collection, and what recourse individuals have.
Title:
Introduction into Consumer Law
Part of LAAC Armchair Trainings: Senior Issues
When/Where:
Anytime/Recording
Speaker:
Presented by 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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More Information, Including Hand-Outs:
https://vimeo.com/39857373

Law, Psychiatry and Children: An Expert’s View - On-Demand #MCLE

This course is designed for lawyers who want to know more about the interface of child and adolescent psychiatry and the law. The objective is for the attorney to be more familiar with the assessment and treatment of young people. Approved for credit by the State Bar of California, its content may be substantively useful in any jurisdiction and may be eligible for credit upon application.
Title:
Law, Psychiatry and Children: An Expert’s View
Speakers: 
Mari J. Frank
Credit:
General: 1.0 hour
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Monday, December 3, 2012

December 14/Web: Best Practices in Patent Illustration #MCLE


This webinar will demonstrate proven techniques that improve figure clarity and generate top quality first drafts that reduce office actions. 
Patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals will find these webinars very useful and will be able to manage their patent prosecution in a more effective and efficient way.  
Title:
Date/Time/Place:
December 14, 2012
12:00 PM EST
Duration: 

1 Hour
Prior Registration Highly Recommended To Ensure Seating!
Topics:
  • Techniques that reduce examiner confusion and improve figure clarity
  • Best practices for working with inventors and vendors
  • Quality control - what details are examiners looking for in your illustrations
  • How can you help your vendor complete the drawings in one draft instead of three?
  • Lines, shading, text and fills for Utility and Design patents
  • Samples and examples throughout the webinar 
Speaker: 
Legal Advantage's Hal Pieroway has been conducting webinars focusing on these critical areas over the last year. Coming from industrial design and product design backgrounds, he also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 10 years of experience working with intellectual property professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors. 
Credit:
AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, MD, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NH, OH, OK, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV & WY

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December 15/Chicago: Family Law Clinic Training

This is family law training for volunteer attorneys. Participants will learn how to give legal advice to incarcerated mothers in Cook County Jail about their family law case, and will receive an overview of guardianship, custody, and the foster care system.
Title:
Family Law Clinic Training
By:
Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers
When/Where: 
December 15, 2012
Chicago, IL
Credit:
4.00 hrs including 1.00 hrs of Professional Responsibility
More:
www.claim-il.org
http://pcam.mcleboard.org/publicui/(S(jsu3xz2ekgiknt3fndab0y45))/Courses/CourseDetail.aspx?id=138638

December 13/Web: #Railroad Grade Crossing Signal Systems – How They Work and Why They Fail #MCLE

When handling a railroad accident case involving a crossing with automatic warning devices, it is imperative to have a basic understanding of the manner in which the warning devices are designed to function. Such an understanding can then measurably increase the quality of eyewitness interviews, help zero in on crucial information during discovery, and be invaluable to counsel throughout the case.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. railroads currently have around 227,000 road crossings at grade, 140,000 of which are public roads and another 87,000 private. Approximately 53% of public crossings are equipped with flashers or flashers and gates. Collisions between trains and motorists at railroad/highway grade crossings are often catastrophic, and occur somewhere in the U.S. an average of once every three hours, 365 days a year. Nearly 50 percent of crossing accidents occur at crossings that have flashers or flashers and gates. Although such automatic warning systems are extremely reliable, inadequate maintenance and/or testing can cause them to operate improperly, falsely indicating the approach of trains or providing short or no warning time to approaching motorists.
This webinar will introduce basic information as to the workings of motion sensors and grade crossing predictors, then build on that information in a logical progression. Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
Title:
Railroad Grade Crossing Signal Systems – How They Work and Why They Fail
When/Where:
December 13, 2012
14:00 Eastern
Webinar
Speaker:
Mr. Halstead is an electrical engineer, served as Supervisor of Signal Construction and Maintenance on Consolidated Rail Corporation’s (Conrail’s) Albany Division, and is one of the nation’s leading experts on railway signal system design, maintenance, inspection and testing. He is an ACTAR-accredited accident reconstructionist, and has investigated and reconstructed more than 300 railroad-related accidents across the United States and Canada over the past 17 years. He is President of the National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, and guest-lectures to law enforcement and accident reconstruction organizations across the country.
Credit:
The sponsor does not seem to have applied for credit for this event, but similar events by this sponsor have been granted credit in some jurisdictions upon application by attendees.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
More Information And Registration