Thursday, February 28, 2013

March 20/Minneapolis: Dialogue on Healthcare

Title:
Dialogue on Healthcare
When/Where:
Wednesday March 20, 2013
5:00 p.m.  - 6:30 p.m.
Schulze Hall Auditorium
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-2015
By:
Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership
Credit:
1.5 hours to be applied for
More:
https://webapp.stthomas.edu/eventregistration/UST/register.jsp?eventcrn=A6893

Restraint of sale and post-foreclosure remedies: On-Demand CLE for HFLAP Volunteers

Title:
Restraint of sale and post-foreclosure remedies
Questions
When/Where:
This recording and its supporting documentation may be viewed at any time at
http://www.mywsba.org/Default.aspx?tabid=166.
Speaker:
Fred Corbit has practiced law since 1980. Presently he is an attorney at the Northwest Justice Project (NJP). Prior to going into public service at the NJP on August 31 of this year, he was a partner at Heller Ehrman LLP, where he represented companies and individuals from across the country in connection with issues related to finance, real estate, acquisitions and sales, business litigation, and bankruptcy. Prior to joining Heller Ehrman in 1989, Fred was a partner at the Lasher law firm in Seattle.
Throughout Fred’s professional career, he has lectured at Continuing Legal Education programs and has published numerous law related articles. Mr. Leen is a member of the Deed of Trust Revision Committee of the Washington State Bar Association. He recently completed a four year term as Trustee of the Legal Foundation of Washington, which distributes IOLTA funds to low income legal service providers.
Who May Use This Course:
  • If you have volunteered for WSBA's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project or are performing other foreclosure related pro bono activities, you are eligible to receive free MCLE credit for completing these training programs. All you have to do is certify that you have watched them (requires login).
  • For non-credit education, the recording may be viewed by anyone.
Sponsors:
  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project
Editorial Note:
If you are interested in developing a practice in foreclosure or any related subject, participating in this project is a no-brainer! You get training, support and clients; the only real cost is that you must provide pro bono service, which is an ethical requirement anyway. You are highly unlikely to find a better way to break into this field with the support you need to succeed; this is truly a case of "doing well while doing good"! - REW
    More:  
     http://www.mywsba.org/Default.aspx?tabid=166

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    #Medicare Basics: An On-Demand #MCLE

    Learn the basics of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Special programs and rules for low-income beneficiaries are highlighted.
    Title:
    Medicare Basics
    When/Where:
    On-Demand Recording
    Speakers:
    Kevin Prindiville 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
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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"
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    More Information, Including Hand-Outs:
    http://vimeo.com/12471841

    March 19/Philadelphia: Life Sciences in 2013: A Business and Litigation Perspective #MCLE

    This program provides a business and litigation perspective on the life sciences industry. Members of Dechert’s Life Sciences Practice, and guest speaker Josephine M. Torrente from Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., will discuss lessons learned from recent M&A, licensing and co-promotion deals; safe use of regulatory and IP strategies; and litigation risks and how to avoid or mitigate them.
    Title:
    Life Sciences in 2013: A Business and Litigation Perspective
    A seminar presented by Dechert's Life Sciences Practice
    When/Where:
    March 19, 2013
    8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Dechert LLP
    Philadelphia, PA
    Speakers:
    • Muna Abu-Shaar, Ph.D.
    • Hope S. Freiwald
    • George G. Gordon
    • Thomas H. Lee, II
    • David E. Schulman
    • Jeremy B. Zucker
    By:
    Dechert LLP
    Credit:
    Applied for in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    April 4/Web: M&A Financing and Acquisition Documents in Leveraged Acquisitions #MCLE

    This CLE webinar will focus on key elements of financing and acquisition documents negotiated in leveraged acquisition transactions. The panel will emphasize the interplay between financing documents (particularly commitment letters) and acquisition agreements to enable deal counsel to mitigate risks from financing in leveraged acquisitions.
    The panel will review these and other key questions:
    • What key financing covenants and representations should counsel scrutinize when negotiating a leveraged acquisition?
    • What provisions in a commitment letter are critical when structuring the acquisition transaction?
    • What are the current trends in leveraged acquisition transactions?
    Title:
    M&A Financing and Acquisition Documents in Leveraged Acquisitions
    When/Where:
    April 4, 2013
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Webinar
    Speakers:
    • Mark E. Thierfelder
    • Jay R. Alicandri
    By:
    Dechert LLP
    More Information And Registration




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    April 3/Madison, WI: Object! Conditions of Supervised Release Matter!

    The program will focus on a discussion of the common conditions of supervised release, the law related to the imposition of conditions of supervised release and why they matter.
    The CLE is open to all Western District of Wisconsin panel attorneys.
    Title:
    Object! Conditions of Supervised Release Matter!
    When/Where:
    April 3, 2013
    Noon
    1st Floor Training Conference Room
    Network 222 Building
    222 West Washington Avenue
    Madison, WI
    By:
    Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, Inc.
    http://www.fdswi.org/
    Credit:
    Applied for
    More:
    http://madisonattorney.com/cjablog/?p=736

    March 27/Westlake, OH: How To Raise A Credit Score

    Continuing Educational Services provides seminars geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
    Title:
    How To Raise A Credit Score
    When/Where:
    March 27, 2013
    10:45 am
    Westlake, OH
    Speaker:
    Khash Saghafi, a nationally renowned speaker in regards to the banking & mortgage lending industry, is He is an approved instructor by the Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate in Ohio, Florida and California. Khash Saghafi is also an approved instructor by the Ohio Supreme Court in regards to his expertise in the banking and mortgage industry.
    By:
    Continuing Educational Services
    Credit:
    Approved for credit by the Ohio Supreme Court
    More:
    http://www.ohioce.net/upcoming-seminars

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    Realities of Alternative Fee Arrangements - Panel - On-Demand MCLE

    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, especially when two or more firms are assigned aspects of the same litigation and their fees are constrained by AFA's. Issues include 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. The panel will discuss allocation of risk and the attendant ethical conflicts that can arise under several kinds of AFA.
    Title:
    Realities of Alternative Fee Arrangements - Panel
    When/Where:
    On-Demand Recording
    Speaker:
    • Nicole Bearce Albano - Lowenstein Sandler (Roseland, NJ)
    • Kevin Schiferl - Frost Brown Todd (Indianapolis, IN)
    • Michael Troisi - Samsung (Ridgefield Park, NJ)
    • Marjorie Adams-Franzblau - ADP (Roseland, NJ)
    • Barbara Ashley - Medtronic (Minneapolis, MN)
    Credit:
    • Consult your credit-granting authority
    By:
    Lexvid
    More:
    http://www.lexvid.com/clevideos/view/73

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

    March 21/NYC: VAWA Self-Petitions and Battered Spouse Waivers

    You must be an attorney at one of inMotion's Corporate Partner firms in order to participate in this training.
    Attorneys will be .
    Pre-registration required. 
    Title:
    VAWA Self-Petitions and Battered Spouse Waivers
    When/Where:
    Thursday, March 21, 2013
    12:00 – 2:30 pm
    Check-in and lunch starting at 11:30 am.
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    4 Times Square
    between West 42nd and 43rd Streets
    New York, NY 10036
    Speakers:
    • Esther Limb, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, inMotion, Inc.    
    • Klara Ng, Esq., Staff Attorney, inMotion, Inc.
    Credits:
    2.5 CLE credits upon course completion
    By: 
    inMotion
    Contact:
    CLEtrainings-queens@inmotiononline.org
    http://www.inmotiononline.org
    CLE Credit: 
    1.0 skills / 1.0 professional practice / 0.5 ethics
    Up to 10 CLE pro bono credits for providing an inMotion client with direct legal representation (1 skills credit for every 120 minutes, up to a maximum of 10 credits per attorney registration period).
    More:
    http://www.inmotiononline.org/content/view/77/215/lang,en/

    March 27/San Francisco: Trusts for LGBTQ Clients #MCLE

    Participants will learn the basics of drafting a revocable living trust for LGBTQ clients.
    Title:
    Trusts for LGBTQ Clients
    When/Where:
    March 27, 2013
    5:30pm - 7:00pm
    San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
    San Francisco, CA
    Speaker:
    Bill Ambrunn, 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-landlord-tenant-intro-2

    March 20/San Francisco: Introduction to Family Law Training

    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:
    March 20, 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
    MCLE Credits:
    1 Hour
    More:
    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=VF130320/VF130320

    March 19/Philadelphia: Life Sciences in 2013: A Business and Litigation Perspective


    This program that will provide a business and litigation perspective on the life sciences industry. Members of Dechert’s Life Sciences Practice, and guest speaker Josephine M. Torrente from Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., will discuss lessons learned from recent M&A, licensing and co-promotion deals; safe use of regulatory and IP strategies; and litigation risks and how to avoid or mitigate them.
    Title:
    Life Sciences in 2013: A Business and Litigation Perspective
    A seminar presented by Dechert's Life Sciences Practice
    When/Where:
    March 19, 2013
    8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Dechert LLP
    Philadelphia, PA
    Credit:
    Application for credit in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania is currently pending.
    By:
    Dechert LLP
    More:
    More Information And Registration

    March 19/Web: The New FCPA Resource Guide: Enhanced Insight on Books and Records, Internal Controls, and M&A Due Diligence


    In November 2012, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission combined to publish A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Guide addresses a wide variety of topics, including who and what is covered by the FCPA’s anti-bribery and accounting provisions; the hallmarks of an effective corporate compliance program; and the different types of civil and criminal resolutions available.
    The 130-page guide delivers a lot of value by codifying many issues already understood by FCPA practitioners. The Guide also provides new guidance in two areas: Books & Records and M&A Due Diligence. In this webcast, experts from PwC and {others} will discuss how to ensure proper books and records (and internal controls) as part of an effective compliance program. The webcast will also focus on ensuring your due diligence program is set up to mitigate FCPA risk.
    Register now to learn more!
    Title:
    The New FCPA Resource Guide: Enhanced Insight on Books and Records, Internal Controls, and M&A Due Diligence
    When/Where:
    March 19, 2013
    2:00 PM
    Webcast
    By: 
    PwC
    CLE Credit:
    The sponsor's page says credit is "Available"
    More:
    http://www.law.com/jsp/law/webinars.jsp

    March 15/ St. Paul, MN: Healing Solutions for Our Tribal Communities #MCLE

    The Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forums presents "Healing Solutions for Our Tribal Communities."
    • Presentation include:
    • Ending the Trafficking of Native Women (Sarah Deer)
    • Customary Adoptions (Anita Fineday)
    • Addressing Tribal Human Rights Abuses (Wenona T. Singel)
    Title:
    Healing Solutions for Our Tribal Communities
    When/Where:
    March 15, 2013
    2:30:00 PM - 5:45:00 PM
    Moot Court Room
    Hamline University School of Law
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
    Speakers:
    • Professor Sarah Deer is an associate professor at William Mitchell College of Law and is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of tribal law and victims’ rights.
    • Ms. Anita Fineday is the managing director of the Indian Child Welfare Program for the Casey Family Programs. She holds a Master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a JD from the University of Colorado School of Law.
    • Professor Anita Singel is an associate professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law and the associate director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center. She teaches courses in the fields of federal Indian law and natural resources law, and her research and publications address the development of tribal legal systems and tribal accountability for human rights.
    By:
    The Anne Marie Fairbanks (Williams) Indigenous Law Forums at Hamline University School of Law
    More:
    http://law.hamline.edu/Eventsdetail.aspx?id=4294986616

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

    March 19/San Francisco: Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training and Housing Negotiation Project

    The Bar Association of San Francisco is hosting two great trainings back-to-back!
    Pre-registration is required to attend.
    Title:
    Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training and Housing Negotiation Project
    When/Where:
    March 19, 2013
    Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training: 4 - 5PM 
    Housing Negotiation Project: 5 - 7PM
    BASF Conference Center
    301 Battery Street
    3rd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    By:
    Bar Association of San Francisco
    MCLE Credits:
    Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training: 1 Hour 
    Housing Negotiation Project: 2 Hours
    More:
    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=VL130319/VL130319
    http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=VL130319A/VL130319A

    February 26/Tacoma: #LGBT Marriage Equality, Defacto Parentage & #DOMA

    The law regarding LGBT couples and families is evolving. Family law attorney Jill Mullins will cover the recent changes with marriage equality in Washington and will discuss the pending Supreme Court cases. In addition, Jill will discuss issues surrounding children in LGBT families, with a focus on the Uniform Parentage Act and the presumption of parentage and the holding out provision. Jill will also highlight issues that may arise due to the Federal and State Defense of Marriage Acts when an LGBT couple dissolves their relationship..
    Title:
    LGBT Marriage Equality, Defacto Parenting & DOMA
    When/Where:
    February 26, 2013
    12-1 p.m.
    Wells Fargo Building, Conference Room 5C, Fountain Court Level
    1201 Pacific Avenue
    Tacoma, WA
    Credit:
    1 Hour (WSBA MCLE ID 330950)
    Speaker:
    Jill Mullins
    By:
    McKinley Irvin
    More:
    http://www.mckinleyirvin.com/family-law-speaker-series/lgbt-marriage-equality/

    March 21/Web: Soft Contained Playground Equipment Litigation

    The presentation will define exactly how "soft contained playground equipment" differs from traditional park department and elementary school playground equipment. Soft contained playground equipment is utilized by the fast food industry in some restaurants. The American Society for Testing and Materials International's standard will be cited for the audience. The concept of why fast food restaurants and family entertainment centers place playground equipment within their establishments will be discussed.
    The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has developed a safety checklist for this type of equipment, and the presenter will highlight some of the more salient points. From his background in the capacity of an expert witness, the presenter will discuss actual soft contained playground equipment cases he worked on. These cases involved matters of: use zones, no climb netting, protrusion within a slide, inappropriate surfacing, and dining furniture too close to the equipment. He will discuss the concept of supervision and the lack of supervision, which can lead to litigation.
    Specifically, attendees will learn:
    • The standard specifically developed for this type of equipment
    • The motivation why fast food companies and entertainment centers place playground equipment into their restaurants
    • The typical fact patterns surrounding each case.
    Title:
    Soft Contained Playground Equipment Litigation
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, March 21, 2013
    14:00 Eastern
    Webcast
    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. He earned his M.Ed. from Springfield College in 1973 and received his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the University of Connecticut in 1981.
    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.
    Credit:
    Typically, TASA does not apply for credit, but the presenters and content appear to satisfy CLE requirements in a number of jurisdictions in which participants may self-apply for credit.






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    March 12/Web: Three High Liability Problems in the Safe Management of Outdoor Festivals and Special Events

    Outdoor events, concerts, and fairs pose serious liability concerns for all parties. This program will provide plaintiff and defense attorneys with tools to identify potential liability issues and mitigate risk.
    Specifically, the presenter will cover the following:

    • The Planning Problem - Prediction and Prevention: Why This Doesn't Happen
    • How Security Companies Increase Liability
    • Management Crisis - The Disconnect That Will Cost You Millions

    Title:
    Three High Liability Problems in the Safe Management of Outdoor Festivals and Special Events
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    14:00 Eastern
    Webcast
    Speaker:
    Dale Yeager began his education as a criminal analyst in 1988. He has extensive training in criminal psychology, forensic psychology, sex crimes investigation, crime scene forensics / procedures, and domestic terrorism analysis. For the past 10 years, Dale has provided the security management training and security system redesign for the House of Blues / Live Nation Corporation, SBE Entertainment and the Gaylord Hotel chain.
    Since 1995, Dale has trained over 100,000 local, state and federal law enforcement officers in crowd control and security management at large scale arenas and live events. His research on violence has been published in:
    • The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
    • Profiling Violent Crimes by Dr. Ronald Holmes
    By:
    The TASA Group, Inc.
    Credit:
    Typically, TASA does not apply for credit, but the presenters and content appear to satisfy CLE requirements in a number of jurisdictions in which participants may self-apply for credit.
    More Information And Registration

    Friday, February 22, 2013

    March 5/Web: Human Factors Issues in Automobile Accident Cases

    On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with human factors expert Dr. Stephen Wilcox, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar, Human Factors Issues in Automobile Accident Cases, for all legal professionals.
    Title:
    Human Factors Issues in Automobile Accident Cases
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    14:00 Eastern
    Webcast
    Speaker:
    Dr. Stephen Wilcox
    By:
    The TASA Group, Inc.
    Credit:
    Typically, TASA does not apply for credit, but the presenters and content appear to satisfy CLE requirements in a number of jurisdictions in which participants may self-apply for credit.
    More Information And Registration

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    February 26/Web: Student Safety Door to Door, Part II

    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 and from school, while others are driven. The greatest risks to students 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 they are being transported to and from school.
    During the webinar, the presenter will discuss creating a safe student travel environment. The key topics to be covered include:
    • Student safety management
    • Federal safety standards
    • Driver selection and training
    • Driver conditions
    • Safe school premises
    • Supervision
    • New technologies for safe travel
    • Accident investigation techniques.
    Title:
    Student Safety Door to Door, Part II
    When/Where:
    February 26, 2013
    14:00 Eastern
    Webcast
    Speaker:
    Carl Berkowitz, PhD, PE, AICP has 50 years of transportation and traffic engineering experience. He has served as a litigation consultant, and held various positions in industry, government, and higher education. Dr. Berkowitz has 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.
    By:
    The TASA Group, Inc.
    Credit:
    Typically, TASA does not apply for credit, but the presenters and content appear to satisfy CLE requirements in a number of jurisdictions in which participants may self-apply for credit.
    More Information And Registration

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    March 14/NYC: Employment Law for Nonprofits and Small Businesses


    This seminar provides an overview of best practices in employment law for counsel representing nonprofit organizations and low-income small businesses. These nonprofits and small businesses must adopt employment policies that are fair, understood by all employees, and that minimize disputes and litigation Topics covered will include: hiring and termination; employee evaluation and discipline; the proper classification of employees and independent contractors; wage and hour laws; and exempt versus nonexempt employees. Special issues involving nonprofit organizations will also be examined, including the proper use of volunteers and the payment of stipends.
    Title:
    Employment Law for Nonprofits and Small Businesses
    When/Where:
    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    7 Times Square
    New York, NY
    Pre-registation Required:
    Print form, complete and email to Rosemary Hare-Bey, Pro Bono Coordinator, at RHarebey@legal-aid.org
    Speakers:
    Faculty Chairs: Natasha Waglow, Esq., and Matt Damm, Esq., O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    Credit:
    CLE Credit: 2 credits total: 2 hours of professional practice/practice management.
    By:
    The Legal Aid Society
    More Information And Registration

    March 22/Cleveland: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Posthumous Reproduction #MCLE

    The teams will be arguing whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The circuits are split as the petition for certiorari currently pends before the United States Supreme Court and many expect cert to be granted.
    Title:
    The Legal and Ethical Implications of Posthumous Reproduction
    When/Where:
    Friday, March 22, 2013
    11:00am - 5:00pm
    Moot Court Room
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    1801 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    By: 
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    CLE credit:
    3 Hours Approved.

    Legal Assistance for Low-Income #LGBT Seniors: On-Demand #MCLE

    Designed for legal aid attorneys working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors, this webinar will cover strategies for effectively advocating on behalf of LGBT clients and will address estate planiing and other legal approaches to maximizing relationship recognition and family protection for LGBT clients.
    Title:
    Legal Assistance for Low-Income LGBT Seniors
    Special Joint Session with Clearinghouse Review 
    When/Where:
    On-Demand Recording
    Speakers:
    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"
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    More Information, Including Hand-Outs:
    http://vimeo.com/13019157

    March 22/Cleveland: Legal and Ethical Implications of Posthumous Reproduction

    In Astrue v. Capato, 132 S. Ct. 995 (2012), the Supreme Court held that children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent were not automatically entitled to survivor benefits under the Social Security law. The Court stated that the children’s eligibility to receive the benefits depended upon their ability to inheritance under the state’s intestacy system.
    The facts of the Astrue case indicate just one of the legal consequences of posthumous reproduction. The Symposium aims to give judges, legislators, practicing attorneys and academics the opportunity to present research that highlights the legal and ethical issues that may occur because of the availability of posthumous reproduction.
    Title:
    The Legal and Ethical Implications of Posthumous Reproduction
    When/Where:
    Friday, March 22, 2013
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Moot Court Room
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    1801 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    Speakers:
    • Hilary Young, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick, will discuss why presuming consent to some kinds of posthumous reproduction situations maximizes the positive outcomes for the living partner while minimizing the risk of interferences with the interest in not becoming a posthumous parent against one’s will.
    • Jennifer Bard of Texas Tech University School of Law and Dr. Lindsay Penrose will together focus more specifically on the practical every day medical and legal issues concerning posthumous reproduction, with emphasis on the female perspective.
    • Maya Sabatello of Columbia University Law School will focus her discussion on the children born from posthumous reproduction and the challenges that each one faces.
    • Jessica Knouse from the University of Toledo Law School will broadly discuss constitutional rights arguments concerning posthumous reproduction. She will assess whether and to what extent the deceased should possess procreational rights, concluding that the postmodern theory should be applied to develop a framework for mediating between the multiple procreational rights that may be implicated in posthumous reproduction cases.
    Credit:
    3 free hours pending
    By:
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,
    More:
    https://www.law.csuohio.edu/newsevents/events/2013032213001846

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    March 20/Mentor, OH: How To Raise A Credit Score

    Continuing Educational Services provides seminars geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
    Title:
    How To Raise A Credit Score
    When/Where:
    March 20, 2013
    10:45 am
    Mentor, OH
    Speaker:
    Khash Saghafi, a nationally renowned speaker in regards to the banking & mortgage lending industry, is He is an approved instructor by the Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate in Ohio, Florida and California. Khash Saghafi is also an approved instructor by the Ohio Supreme Court in regards to his expertise in the banking and mortgage industry.
    By:
    Continuing Educational Services
    Credit:
    Approved for credit by the Ohio Supreme Court
    More:
    http://www.ohioce.net/upcoming-seminars

    March 12/NYC: Prisoners’ Civil Litigation in Federal Court #mcle


    Learn the basics of representing prisoners in civil rights litigation in Federal Court, including proper defendants, immunity
    issues, the relationship of §1983 and habeas corpus, and navigating the Prison Litigation Reform Act.
    Title:
    Prisoners’ Civil Litigation in Federal Court
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    Dechert LLP
    1095 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10036
    Pre-registation Required:
    Print form, complete and email to Rosemary Hare-Bey, Pro Bono Coordinator, at RHarebey@legal-aid.org
    Speakers:
    Faculty Chairs: John Boston, Esq., Prisoners’ Rights Project, and Betsy Ginsberg, Esq., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    Credit:
    CLE Credit: 2 credits total: 2 hours of professional practice/practice management.
    By:
    The Legal Aid Society
    More Information And Registration

    March 20/Philadelphia: Landlord/Tenant #probono #MCLE

    To receive credit, a volunteer must take a case with the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) within six months of the training session.
    Title:
    Landlord/Tenant
    When/Where:
    March 20, 2013
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Credit:
    One CLE credit for each hour of course work attended.
    By:
    Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
    More:
    http://www.phillyvip.org/content/cle-trainings

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    #Ethics: Issues for In-House Counsel - On-Demand MCLE

    Crisis management is a necessary competency for all in-house lawyers. Managing successfully in real time through assaults on your corporate brand is mission-critical activity. Increasingly, those assaults come by less than ethical means. Responding in kind is usually not an option. This highly-qualified panel will explore ethical business practices necessary in crisis management.
    Title:
    Ethics: Issues for In-House Counsel
    When/Where:
    On-Demand Recording
    Speaker:
    • Moderator: Scott O'Connell- Nixon Peabody (Boston, MA)
    • Bruce Batista - Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH)
    • Sherrie Farrell - Dykema (Detroit, MI)
    • Michael Driscoll - M&T Bank (Buffalo, NY)
    • Steve Williger - Thompson Hine (Cleveland, OH)
    • Josh Keller - Deutsch Kerrigan & Stiles (New Orleans, LA)


    Credit:
    • Washington State: You may have to fill out a Form 1 to get credit
    • Other States: 0.50 or more credits in many states
    By:
    Lexvid
    More:
    http://www.lexvid.com/clevideos/view/72

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

    March 19/Web: Top Ten #Ethics Issues for Lawyers #MCLE

    A great way to avoid ethical pitfalls is to learn from others' mistakes.
    Join speakers Rush Smith, Jr., J.D. and Sally Field, J.D. to learn about some of the most common ethical challenges for lawyers as well as tips to avoid such challenges.
    Title:
    Top Ten Ethics Issues for Lawyers
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
    10:00-11:00 AM PST
    Webcast
    Preregistration Required

    Speakers:
    • Rush Smith, Jr. is an attorney of more than 28 years' experience who practices in legal malpractice defense. He is a frequent speaker on ethics and professional liability topics. 
    • Sally Field is an attorney of more than 30 years' experience who has spoken on numerous ethics topics over the years. 
    By:
    Attorney Protective
    Credit:
    Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ.CLE credit is being applied for in multiple additional states.
    More:

    Friday, February 15, 2013

    March 14/Seattle: Collaborative Law Training

    Free for members of the King County Bar Association Collaborative Law Section.
    The King County Bar Association was the first county bar association in the country to create a Collaborative Law Section and is taking a new leadership role by being the first Bar Association in the Country to offer basic training in Collaborative Law that includes a significant focus on practice outside family law.
    What makes this training unique is that it is being offered in monthly two hour modules allowing participants to get as little or as much training as they want and to focus their training on the substantive areas of law that are of greatest interest to them. The trainings are offered at no additional cost to all members of the KCBA Collaborative Law Section. One need not be an attorney to join this section. For more information about how to join the section please contact the KCBA at (206) 267-7100.
    The section will issue certificates of completion of this basic training to participants taking the three mandatory units and at least seven total units.
    Preregistration required; contact Jamie Clausen at jamie@phinneyestatelaw.com.
    Title:
    Collaborative Law Training
    When/Where:
    March 14, 2013
    2 pm to 4 pm
    3rd Floor of Rainer Tower
    1301 5th Avenue
    Seattle.
    Credit:
    All units qualify for CLE credit for participants.
    More:
    http://wsba-adr.org/events/civil-collaborative-law-training-1

    March 6/Web: Introduction to Asylum Law

    This webinar will review the legal elements of an asylum claim and practical approaches to crafting arguments for various elements. It will discuss past persecution claims, mixed motive cases, imputed political opinion and particular social group claims, and the bars to asylum.
    Title:
    Introduction to Asylum Law
    Wednesday, March 6, 2013
    12:05pm Eastern
    Webcast
    Pre-registration required
    Speakers:
    • Lourdes Martinez, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
    • Erin Quinn, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
    • Moderator:  IAN staff attorney Pat Malone.
    By:
    Credit:
    The sponsors do not seem to have registered for CLE credit. However the subject matter and speakers appear to be a combination for which a number of credit-granting authorities would approve, upon participant application.

    February 21/Web: The New Rules of the Form I-9: Attorney Tips on How to Prepare

    The Department of Homeland Security will soon be releasing a new version of the Form I-9, the ubiquitous employment eligibility verification form which must be completed for all newly hired employees in the United States. The new I-9 features several important changes, including additional questions, re-positioning of certain data fields, and a new 2-page layout which may make it the most complicated 2-page form in America!
    While some of the proposed changes are minor in nature, employers still need to update their current  procedures in order to remain compliant with the law. These proactive steps are especially important, as the government continues to ramp up I-9 auditing of all employers nationwide.
    The new I-9 is coming… have you familiarized yourself with the proposed form? Are you ready for the changes? Have you considered how new I-9 fields and instructions will impact your paper or electronic I-9 processing?
    Whether you just need a refresher on the upcoming changes or you have no idea what the new I-9 looks like, this webinar clinic will provide compliance tips and expert commentary on how to prepare new policies and practices now to prevent issues and mistakes when the new I-9 comes.
    You'll walk away from this webinar with:
    • A checklist on how to prepare now
    • An understanding (field-by-field) of the new changes to the Form I-9
    • Expert tips on avoiding I-9 mistakes
    • Latest developments in workplace & immigration enforcement
    Title:
    The New Rules of the Form I-9: Attorney Tips on How to Prepare
    When/Where:
    Thursday, February 21, 2013
    12:30pm EST/ 9:30am PST
    Webcast
    Speakers:
    • Bonnie Gibson, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
    • Nici Kersey, Kersey Immigration Compliance, LLC
    • John Fay, LawLogix Group Inc.
    • Moderator: Dan Siciliano, Stanford Law School
    By:
    LawLogix
    Credit:
    The sponsors do not seem to have registered for CLE credit. However the subject matter and speakers appear to be a combination for which a number of credit-granting authorities would approve, upon participant application.
    More Information And Registration

    March 7/Web: 21st Century Trial Advocacy Best Practices #MCLE

    Trial advocacy is an art that requires legal analysis of facts, understanding the relevant law, and effectively presenting your client's case.
    Attorneys can coherently organize and prepare for trial using cloud-based trial advocacy technology to review depositions, organize trial exhibits, and prepare for direct and cross-examination.
    In this program, you will learn:
    • Leveraging Technology to Prepare for Trial
    • Organizing Evidence with Cloud Collaboration Software
    • Preparing Exhibits Based on Causes of Action & Jury Instructions
    • Expert Tips in Preparing Deposition Testimony for Cross-Examination
    • Updates on Admissibility & 
    • Evidence Case Law
    • Advantages of Trial Presentation Software.
    Title:  
    When/Where:
    March 7, 2013
    1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
    • Daniel Wolfe, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of jury consulting for TrialGraphix, a litigation consulting firm specializing in jury consulting, graphic design, presentation technologies, and trial preparation solutions. In this role, Dr. Wolfe provides research-based and experiential data analysis to trial teams nationwide and oversees the standards in practice of the jury consulting team nationally. Dr. Wolfe works on high-profile and large-exposure litigation involving such matters as antitrust, product liability, intellectual property, professional malpractice, environmental, and securities. He consults on national litigation matters pertaining to a variety of industries, including automotive, airline, pharmaceutical, petroleum/petrochemical, biotech, and medical. An expert in the fields of witness preparation, voir dire, and jury selection, he is also skilled in providing quantitative and qualitative analyses of venues through focus groups and mock trials.
    • Joe Simons is a senior systems analyst for TrialGraphix. In his role, Mr. Simons trains and supports clients on the LegalRadius® trial preparation software, an online solution that allows firms to manage case documents, transcripts, and synchronized deposition video from a central location. In addition, Mr. Simons works as a website administrator to maintain design and quality control standards for the LegalRadius platform. A former courtroom warrior and litigation cost-control advocate, Mr. Simons works to show clients how our solutions can save them time and money, make trial preparation more efficient, and help them win their cases.
    • Joshua Gilliland, Esq., President, Majority Opinion LLC,  is a California attorney and nationally recognized thought leader on electronic discovery with his blog “Bow Tie Law.” Josh has conducted over 350 Continuing Legal Education seminars on e-discovery all across North America. Mr. Gilliland has a passion for the impact of technology on the practice of law. Mr. Gilliland is a columnist for LitigationWorld, has guest lectured at his alma mater, McGeorge School of Law, has been published in The American Lawyer magazine, and is active in the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Mr. Gilliland also ties a mean bow tie.
    By:
    Law.com
    Credit:
    One credit approved in NY, NJ, IL & CA
    More:

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

    February 19/Web: What Does a Veteran's Family Look Like? (Texas pro bono)

    The program will provide an overview of (1) who is considered a qualified family member of a Veteran, (2) benefits available to qualifying family members and (3) special allowances pursuant to Title 38 of the United States Code and Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
    Who May Attend:
    This webcast is for Texas attorneys providing pro bono service to veterans.
    Title:
    What Does a Veteran's Family Look Like?
    When/Where:
    February 19, 2013
    11:45:00 AM
    Webinar - Preregistration required
    Registration:
    Please see the webinar registration form at http://www.tlsc.org/calendar/ to register.
    Speaker:
    Attorney Janet Totter is an accredited attorney for veteran’s claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Managing Attorney of the Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project.
    By:
    Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project
    Credit:
    Texas: one hour.
    More Information:
    http://www.tlsc.org/calendar/

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    March 14/Strongsville, OH: How To Raise A Credit Score

    Continuing Educational Services provides seminars geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
    Title:
    How To Raise A Credit Score
    When/Where:
    March 14, 2013
    10:45am
    Strongsville, OH
    Speaker:
    Khash Saghafi, a nationally renowned speaker in regards to the banking & mortgage lending industry, is He is an approved instructor by the Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate in Ohio, Florida and California. Khash Saghafi is also an approved instructor by the Ohio Supreme Court in regards to his expertise in the banking and mortgage industry.
    By:
    Continuing Educational Services
    Credit:
    Approved for credit by the Ohio Supreme Court
    More:
    http://www.ohioce.net/upcoming-seminars

    March 14-16/Phoenix, AZ: "Bring-Your-Own-Case" Capital Defense Training for AZ, CA, NV, UT Practioners

    For state trial practitioners in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah only. Attendance is limited to defense practitioners with a pending state capital trial case. At least two members of the trial case team (attorney and mitigation specialist; attorney and investigator; co-counsel, etc.) must attend together.
    The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), in conjunction with the National Consortium for Capital Defense Training, announce a "Bring-Your-Own-Case" CAPITAL DEFENSE TRAINING for capital defense practitioners in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah on March 14-16, 2013, at the Phoenix School of Law in Phoenix, Arizona.
    Participants will work closely with faculty in large group plenary sessions and small group workshops utilizing a client-centered approach. Using the ABA Guidelines for Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases and the Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases, the primary focus will be on developing a theory for life.
    Topics to be addressed in the training will include brainstorming the case, effective teamwork, investigation and presentation of mitigation evidence, integrating the guilt-innocence and penalty phases, mental health issues, race and culture on the team and in the case, plea negotiation and settlement, and obtaining adequate time and resources for effective representation.
    Following the program, ongoing consulting, technical assistance, and webinar training presentations will be available to the training participants to assist capital defense teams in achieving a successful resolution of their cases.
    Register soon, as space is limited.
    Title:
    "Bring-Your-Own-Case" Capital Defense Training for AZ, CA, NV, UT Practioners
    When/Where:
    Thursday March 14 - Saturday March 16 , 2013
    Phoenix School of Law
    1 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ
    CLE Credit Comments:
    Approximately 19 hours of CLE credit, including 2.5 hours of ethics, applied for.
    Speakers:
    Amy Armstrong, Kirsty Davis, Jennifer Friedman, Skip Gant, John Holdridge, Susan Marcus, Sean O'Brien, Danalynn Recer, Odalys Rojas, Natman Schaye, Raoul Schonemann, Matt Silverman, Emily Skinner, Sita Sovin, Jeff Thoma, among others.
    By: 
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National Consortium for Capital Defense Training

    February 28/Seattle: The Disclosure Crisis #MCLE


    Mandatory disclosure is a popular form of regulation. From privacy to healthcare, politics to “payola,” laws requiring disclosure have proliferated in recent decades. This symposium features panel discussions by top scholars and practitioners on why we love—or love to hate—disclosure, why it seems to never work, and what solutions exist.
    Please register by Feb. 26.
    Title:
    The Disclosure Crisis
    When/Where:
    February 28, 2013
    Registration 4:00pm – 5:30pm
    Please note: this is part of an all-day symposium. The entire symposium is free; only the 4:30 lecture is for credit.
    University of Washington School of Law
    William H. Gates Hall, Room 138
    Seattle, WA
    Reception to immediately follow, sponsored by the Law, Technology & Arts Group
    By:

    • University of Washington School of Law,
    • Washington Law Review 
    • The Law, Technology & Arts group 

    Credit:
    1.5 General CLE Credits

    Subsidized Child Care: Notice Issues & the Parent Appeal Process - On-Demand #MCLE

    Who can be a "hearing officer"?
    Do notices have to include citations to legal authority?
    Can an appeal include investigations, interviews and mediation by the agency charged with reviewing the appeal?
    What due process protections apply to parents receiving subsidized child care?
    Why is there such a difference between the "due process" afforded to CalWORKs Stage 1 child care recipients and everyone else?
    Learn the answers to these and other questions, and find out how advocates can make a huge difference in assisting parents whose child care benefits have been denied, reduced or terminated.
    Title:
    Subsidized Child Care: Notice Issues & the Parent Appeal Process
    When/Where:
    On-Demand Recording
    Speaker:
    Eve Hershcopf of the Child Care 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:
    http://vimeo.com/13526597

    March 13/Cleveland: Taxes and the Constitution #MCLE

    Congress’s power to tax is generally taken for granted, but the Constitution contains important limitations on the taxing power—the power to lay and collect taxes. Some issues:
    • What distinguishes a “tax’ from other governmental charges?
    • What are direct and indirect taxes and why does it matter whether a tax is one or the other?
    • What’s the significance of the Sixteenth Amendment, which permits Congress to enact a “tax on incomes” without having to meet the apportionment rule that otherwise applies to direct taxes?
    • Does the taxing power legitimate any exercise of congressional power that is funded by taxation?
    These issues are not of only historical interest. Some were implicated in the recent litigation on the legitimacy of the individual mandate in the Obamacare legislation—the requirement, beginning in 2014, that most Americans acquire suitable health insurance or pay a penalty.
    Title:
    Taxes and the Constitution
    When/Where:
    March 13, 2013
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern
    The City Club of Cleveland
    850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114

    Speaker:
    Erik Jensen is the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, having earlier occupied the David L. Brennan chair. He has been on the Case Western Reserve University School of Law faculty since 1983, teaching courses in federal income taxation, corporate and partnership taxation, business planning, and American Indian law. He has been a visiting professor at the Cornell University Law School.
    Professor Jensen has published widely, in generalist journals including the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the North Carolina Law Review, and in specialist journals including Tax Notes, the Virginia Tax Review, and Constitutional Commentary. He is author of The Taxing Power, published by Praeger in 2005, and is editor of the Journal of Taxation of Investments, a quarterly publication. He is active in professional organizations and speaks regularly at meetings of the ABA Section of Taxation and the Cleveland Tax Institute. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.
    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=328

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    March 12/NYC: U Nonimmigrant Status: Obtaining Lawful Immigration Status for Crime Victims

    You must be an attorney at one of inMotion's Corporate Partner firms in order to participate in this training.
    Attorneys will be trained to represent inMotion-referred clients in obtaining U Nonimmigrant ("U visa") status in the United States. U Nonimmigrant status is offered to a victim of certain crimes, like domestic violence and rape, who cooperates in the investigation or prosecution of her attacker. A grant of U Nonimmigrant status allows an immigrant and her derivative family members to work and live lawfully in the United States, and creates a pathway to their being able to obtain lawful permanent resident status. It also allows a derivative family member residing abroad to enter the United States lawfully to be reunited with the crime victim.
    Procedural and substantive aspects of filing a request for U Nonimmigrant status with immigration authorities will be discussed in detail. Training manuals and sample documents will be provided at the training.
    Attorneys attending the training will be assigned a case, which may involve representing a crime victim and multiple derivatives, normally her children, for pro bono representation. Attorneys are expected to commit to taking a case pro bono either individually or as part of a team.  Experienced inMotion staff attorneys mentor and consult with pro bono teams throughout the course of representation.
    The U Nonimmigrant Status application process is transactional and does not require that the attorney attend an interview with immigration authorities.
    Please note that clients' children often reside abroad. In those cases, attorneys are expected to handle the derivative cases until the children successfully enter the United States.  InMotion will provide video CLE training and materials for Consular Processing for U Nonimmigrant Visas.
    Pre-registration required. 
    Title:
    U Nonimmigrant Status: Obtaining Lawful Immigration Status for Crime Victims
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    12:30 – 3:00 pm
    Sign-in and lunch at 12:00 PM
    Jones Day
    222 East 41st Street
    (between Second and Third Avenues)
    New York, NY 10017-6702
    Instructors:
    • Carmen Rey, Esq., Senior Immigration Attorney, inMotion, Inc.
    • Susanna Saul, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, inMotion, Inc.
    By: 
    inMotion
    Contact:
    CLEtrainings-queens@inmotiononline.org
    http://www.inmotiononline.org
    CLE Credit: 
    1.0 skills / 1.0 professional practice / 0.5 ethics
    Up to 10 CLE pro bono credits for providing an inMotion client with direct legal representation (1 skills credit for every 120 minutes, up to a maximum of 10 credits per attorney registration period).
    More:
    http://www.inmotiononline.org/content/view/77/215/lang,en/

    March 13/San Francisco+Web: California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants #MCLE

    In the current economic climate an increasing number of low-income Californians are facing eviction.  Unfortunately, many tenants are evicted without the benefit of legal counsel to guide them through the process or the representation necessary to vigorously defend against unlawful actions.  As a result, families face the very real possibility of homelessness.  This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis by providing attorneys with a basic understanding of eviction defense and housing law and an opportunity to connect with non-profit legal service agencies able to facilitate pro bono representation of low income families facing this predicament.
    What you will learn:
    • Eviction process overview and basics
    • Affirmative defenses in Unlawful Detainer actions
    • Eviction defense after foreclosure
    • Evictions and terminations in subsidized housing
    • Evictions in rent controlled jurisdictions and mobile home parks
    • Fee Waivers, Requests for Jury Trials and Appellate Division Writs
    Who should attend: All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with eviction matters through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
    Title:
    California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants
    When/Where:
    March 13, 2013
    9:00 AM Pacific
    San Francisco, CA
    Also Webcast
    Speakers:
    • Chair: S. Lynn Martinez ~ Managing Attorney, Western Center on Law and Poverty, Los Angeles Headquarters
    • Christian Abasto ~ Director of Litigation, Public Law Center
    • Navneet Grewal ~ Staff Attorney, Western Center on Law and Poverty
    • Stephanie Haffner ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law and Poverty
    • Laura Lane ~ Director/Supervising Attorney, Housing Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
    • Dean Preston ~ Executive Director, Tenants Together
    • Kent Qian ~ Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
    • Phong S. Wong ~ Pro Bono Coordinator, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
    • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    Credit:
    6 Credits Approved or Pending in  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

    March 13/Independence, OH: How To Raise A Credit Score #MCLE

    Continuing Educational Services provides seminars geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
    Title:
    How To Raise A Credit Score
    When/Where:
    March 13, 2013
    10:45am
    Independence, OH
    Speaker:
    Khash Saghafi, a nationally renowned speaker in regards to the banking & mortgage lending industry, is He is an approved instructor by the Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate in Ohio, Florida and California. Khash Saghafi is also an approved instructor by the Ohio Supreme Court in regards to his expertise in the banking and mortgage industry.
    By:
    Continuing Educational Services
    Credit:
    Approved for credit by the Ohio Supreme Court
    More:
    http://www.ohioce.net/upcoming-seminars

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    March 12/St. Paul: Violence and the Future of Mental Health Law

    The Sandy Hook tragedy has raised questions about whether America’s mental health system is adequate to respond to mentally ill persons, including those who may be violent.
    This program will discuss the law of mental disability, funding, medical and institutional options, the role of lawyers in issues facing military veterans who return home with mental health problems, and the intersection between mental illness and violence.
    Title:
    Violence and the Future of Mental Health Law
    When/Where:
    March 12, 2013
    11:30:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
    Room 101
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
    Credit:
    Approved for 1.0 standard CLE credit
    Registration:
    To register contact Deb Lange at 651-523-2122.
    Speakers:
    • Barbara Lindberg, Lead Nurse Planner, Optumhealth Education:Lindberg is an attorney and registered nurse, as well as an adjunct professor of law, teaching Mental Health Law in the Health Law Institute at Hamline Law. She has her BSN and earned her JD from William Mitchell College of Law. Before she came to Optumhealth, she worked as a health care contracts attorney in the Medicaid Managed Care Unit of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and as a transplant management consultant for United Healthgroup.
    • Judge Jay Quam, Presiding Judge, Probate/Mental Health Court in Hennepin County: A graduate of Moorhead State University and the University of Minnesota Law School, Judge Quam served as a shareholder at Fredrikson and Byron, a conciliation court judge, and an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He has been active with many Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Association Committees and with Minnesota Justice Foundation, receiving the HCBA Judicial Professionalism Award in 2010.
    • Professor David A. Larson, Hamline Law: Professor Larson is a senior fellow at Hamline's Dispute Resolution Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He teaches and writes on alternative dispute resolution, torts, mental health, and employment law. He served as "professor-in-residence" at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he worked on regulations and interpretive guidance for the Americans with Disabilities Act. He earned his JD from the University of Illinois College of Law and his LLM from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
    By:
    • Public Interest Law Community
    • Hamline University School of Law Alumni Association
    • Health Law Institute
    • Children’s Rights Association
    More:
    http://law.hamline.edu/Eventsdetail.aspx?id=4294985288

    Litigation Management: Driving Great Results - Part 2: On-Demand MCLE

    Filmed at the Network for Trial Law Firms' bi-annual seminar, this course is comprised of the following programs:
    • Consumer Product Safety Information - Problems Ahead for the Unwary: The new Consumer Product Safety Information Database will allow for the submittal of "reports of harm" about products believed to be unsafe or hazardous. Information will be public and searchable. Trial lawyer Robert Thornburg will provide some insights about what companies can and should do.
    • Whistleblower Litigation - New Developments & Strategies: Trial lawyer Bill Cronin will discuss the rights of whistleblowers under Federal law and strategies for dealing with whistleblowers at the work site and in a lawsuit after a charge has been blown.
    Title:
    Litigation Management: Driving Great Results - Part 2
    When/Where:
    On-Demand Recording
    Speaker:
    • Robert Thornburg is a member of Frost Brown Todd, and a trial attorney who has tried more than 25 jury trials to verdict, including product liability, breach of warranty, lemon law, premises liability, and automobile negligence cases.
    • Bill Cronin is a founding partner of the Corr Cronin law firm practicing business litigation. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been named as one of the top business litigators in Seattle in every one of Seattle Magazine’s top lawyer surveys since 2001. Mr. Cronin was one of the five named top business litigators in 2001 and 2003 and one of the four named in 2005 (his partner, Kelly Corr, was also named as a top business litigator in each survey). For 8 years in a row Mr. Cronin has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America.
    Credit:
    • Washington State: You will probably have to fill out a Form 1 for credit
    • Other States: 0.5 credits in many states.
    By:
    Lexvid
    More:
    http://www.lexvid.com/clevideos/view/71

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

    February 27/NYC: Litigating in the U.S. Supreme Court: from Anna Nicole Smith to Same-Sex Marriage

    This seminar will focus on why the Supreme Court takes certain cases, litigation strategies in the Court, and the current litigation in the Windsor case on same-sex marriage and equal protection.
    Title:
    Litigating in the U.S. Supreme Court: from Anna Nicole Smith to Same-Sex Marriage
    When/Where:
    February 27, 2013
    4:00 PM
    Dechert LLP
    New York, NY
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