Tuesday, September 30, 2014

November 5: San Francisco - Negotiation on Behalf of Tenants in San Francisco

Title:
Negotiation on Behalf of Tenants in San Francisco
When/Where:
November 5, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Description:
This training will cover negotiation in general (how to work with the skills you have, and compensate for the skills you lack), negotiation in housing court (arguing for and recognizing a good deal), client communication (how to work with clients with differing opinions or expectations), and working with mediators (leveraging a system stacked against you).
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 are not currently members of the Panel are requested to join our Panel and accept two ALRP referrals in the next year. Pre-registration is required to attend.
Speaker:
Deepa Varma, Esq., Eviction Defense Collaborative

By:
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
MCLE Credits:
1.5 General CLE Credits
Cost:
Free to active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms
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November 5: Chicago - Boston Legal #MCLE

At this class, view and discuss ethical situations portrayed in an episode of the Emmy Award winning TV show
This class is co-sponsored by the John Marshall Law School
Preregistration required; seats are limited.
Title:
Boston Legal
When/Where:
November 5, 2014
11:30am-2:00pm
John Marshall Law School
315 S Plymouth
Chicago, IL 60604
Speaker:
Class leader: Professor Clifford Scott-Rudnick
By:


Credit:
2 Hours CLE credit
Cost:
Free

Monday, September 29, 2014

November 5: Webcast - Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2014) #MCLE

Title:
Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase (2014)
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Webcast - Preregistration Required
Credit:Typically Fastcase webinars are eligable for free CLE credit in Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois (ISBA members only), Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
More:
http://www.fastcase.com/webinars/

October 22: St. Paul - Heading to Housing Court: Eviction and Expungement Basics for Pro Bono Attorneys

Title:
Heading to Housing Court: Eviction and Expungement Basics for Pro Bono Attorneys
Co-sponsored by Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and Ramsey County Bar Association

When/Where:
October 22, 2014
3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
First National Bank Building Training Room
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

Presenters:
Lisa Hollingsworth, Supervising Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services; Heather Meyers, Staff Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Description:
This CLE will provide participants with a working knowledge of the grounds for eviction in Minnesota and some of the most common defenses for residential tenants. In addition, participants will learn the law and practice related to eviction expungement in Minnesota. With these basics, attendees will be prepared to take a pro bono housing case.

Credit: 2.0 Standard Credits approved.
Pro Bono Cost: FREE if you agree to volunteer on a SMRLS case
Teleconference or On-Demand Cost*:Half-price if you agree to volunteer on a SMRLS case
Cost: $35 RCBA Members; $50 non-members
Teleconference or On-demand Cost*: $50 RCBA Members; $70 non-members

Register online at www.ramseybar.org/event/heading-to-housing-court-eviction-and-expungement-basics-for-pro-bono-attorneys

*Instructions for accessing the teleconference will be sent prior to the CLE. On-Demand registration will be available within one month after the live presentation. We cannot offer the live teleconference to law students for free. Law students may still attend the live presentation for free. If you have any questions, please email us at info@ramseybar.org or call 651-222-0846.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

October+November: Seattle - Mock Trial and Moot Court Competition Judging #MCLE

Mock Trial and Moot Court Competitions provide an invaluable service to law students in preparing them to be better advocates. For your service as a judge, you may receive free CLE credits.
When/Where:
These competitions are held weekday evenings in October and November. Details vary slightly; see below.
Register now:
Description:
The Mock Trial Competitions are two of five annual in-house competitions hosted by the Moot Court Honor Board to provide students with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with a variety of practical lawyering skills. Students form teams of two and are provided the mock trial problem in advance. Teams must prepare an opening statement, direct examination of two witnesses, cross examination of two witnesses and closing arguments. The competition features two preliminary rounds and three elimination rounds (quarterfinal, semifinal, and final).
As a judge, you will provide feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. We welcome attorneys from all practice areas. We will provide you with details regarding the problem and fact pattern in advance of the competition.
Judging for a UWLS competition is an opportunity to provide law students with valuable feedback on their trial advocacy skills. Volunteer judges are also invaluable to the continued success of the Moot Court Honor Board and the in-house competition program.
Credit:
For your service as a judge, you may receive 3 free CLE credits for judging 1 competition or 5.5 credits for judging 2.
By:
University of Washington Moot Court Honor Board
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October: Ohio - Low Down Payment Conventional Loans #MCLE

Title:
Low Down Payment Conventional Loans
When/Where:
10:45 am on the following dates and places
  • October 1: Cuyahoga Falls
  • October 8: Independence
  • October 15: Mentor
  • October 16: Strongsville
  • October 22: Westlake
Speaker:
Khash Saghafi is an instructor in the banking and mortgage industry.
By:
Continuing Educational Services provides seminars through Ohio geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
Credit:
Approved for 2.0 credits by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Cost:
Free
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October 13: Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, DC, LA, Mountain View, NYC, Princeton, San Francisco, Philadelphia - Advocating For Prisoners of Conscience: A Human Rights Primer

Title:
Advocating For Prisoners of Conscience: A Human Rights Primer
When/Where:
October 13, 2014
11:00am-12:30pm EDT / 10:00am-11:30am CDT / 8:00am-9:30am PDT
Live Location: Washington, D.C.
Videoconference :
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mountain View, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA

Description:
A decade ago, Dechert partner Jeremy Zucker helped to found a non-profit organization called Freedom Now. Freedom Now represents prisoners of conscience around the world on a pro bono basis, using legal and political advocacy to secure their release from prison.
While other organizations (such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch) call attention to the plight of such prisoners, only Freedom Now takes them on as clients (typically we are retained by spouses or other close family relations) and continues to represent them until they are freed. Freedom Now has represented some very well known prisoners of conscience, including the only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner, as well as many who are far less well known. Clients have included leading political opposition figures as well as journalists, editors, bloggers, human rights lawyers, religious figures, musicians and doctors, among others, and they have been imprisoned in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
While Freedom Now’s small staff (located in D.C.) handles some cases, its leverage comes from referring cases out to law firms. This training is for those interested in getting involved in the work of Freedom Now. The training will provide an overview of human rights advocacy as it pertains to individual prisoners of conscience. While presenting some of Freedom Now cases as illustrations, primary topics covered will include applicable international law and standards, legal venues and processes for case submission, and effective advocacy strategies.
Speakers:
  • Jeremy B. Zucker
  • Maran Turner
  • Patrick Griffith
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX
Cost:
No charge

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October 31: Philadelphia - Consumer Debt Practice in Philadelphia

Title:
Consumer Debt Practice in Philadelphia 
When/Where:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Credit:
One CLE credit for each hour of course work attended.
By:
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
Cost:
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.
More:
http://www.phillyvip.org/content/cle-trainings

Friday, September 26, 2014

October 2: Teleconference - Warrants and Data Stored Overseas: Microsoft’s Case Against the Government

Title:
Warrants and Data Stored Overseas: Microsoft’s Case Against the Government
When/Where:
Thursday, October 2, 2014
4:00pm
Teleconference - RSVP to Register Now!
Description:
Is a federal warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act, served in New York for emails stored at a data facility in Dublin, Ireland, valid under the 4th Amendment? Arguing that the federal warrant does not have extraterritorial reach, Microsoft is currently appealing a case to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals with potentially significant consequences for the cloud computing age. The case raises a host of questions about the nature of global data networks: does the Electronic Communications Privacy Act apply to data stored outside the US; is content stored in the cloud part of the service provider’s business records; and how do we address the increasingly complex nature of overlapping jurisdictions in the global digital age?
What is the balance that protects public safety, preserves our fundamental freedoms, and promotes trust in technology?
Join us for a call with James Garland of Covington and Burling and Nate Jones of Microsoft for a discussion on what The Washington Post refers to as “one of the most intriguing, consequential, and complex legal cases having to do with technology now in the courts.”
Speaker:
  • James Garland, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Nate Jones, Attorney, Microsoft's Office of the General Counsel
  • With an introduction by: Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
By:
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Credit:
California - 0.5 Credits
Cost:
Free
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October 22: Cleveland - Probes and Bribes: Practioners’ Perspectives on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Title:
Probes and Bribes: Practioners’ Perspectives on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
When/Where:
October 22, 2014
4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Description:
Throughout its 37-year history, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has proven one of the most controversial tools in the United States' arsenal against corruption. Opponents believe that the law harms U.S. business interests; American corporations are prohibited from doing things that other countries' corporations can do with impunity. Proponents point out that the U.S. has helped change attitudes towards bribery, pressured other states to strengthen their domestic laws, and drawn the international community's attention to a pernicious and insoluble global problem.
However one views the FCPA, it has certainly generated business for US law firms. This panel, featuring prominent Cleveland lawyers well versed in FCPA enforcement and advising, will provide an account of the current state of the FCPA. The panelists will reflect on their own experiences defending against FCPA investigations, discuss strategies that companies can use to avoid falling afoul of the FCPA, and provide suggestions as to how the law might be improved and clarified. A reception will follow the presentations. CLE credit will also be available.
Speakers:
  • Kevin Barnes, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
  • Jim Wooley, Jones Day
  • Colin Jennings, Squire Patton
  • Moderator: Timothy Webster, Assistant Professor of Law, Director, East Asian Legal Studies, Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
By:
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1.5 hours of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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October 30: Webcast - Prison Law 2014

Whether representing incarcerated people while in private practice, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate is increasingly challenging and complex. This year, PLI’s fifth program on Prison Law will address the legal framework for civil litigation filed on behalf of incarcerated people in federal and state courts from a national perspective.
What you will learn
  • The constitutional, statutory, and state law bases for lawsuits brought on behalf of incarcerated people against individual prison officials and correctional institutions
  • How to address common ethical dilemmas that arise in the course of representing incarcerated people
  • Addressing health including mental health issues in prison
  • Addressing solitary confinement issues in prison
  • General prison conditions and the failure to protect
  • Strategies and opportunities for engaging in advocacy to change prison conditions
Who should attend
Prisoners’ rights advocates working in law or public policy, in the private or public sector.
Title:
Prison Law 2014
When/Where:
October 30, 2014
9:00 AM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in New York; however the sponsor reports that seats are filled
Speakers:

  • Gabriel Arkles ~ Professor of Legal Skills, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Jack Beck ~ Director, Prison Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York
  • Hon. Lois Bloom ~ United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • John Boston ~ Director - Prisoners' Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society
  • Brett Dignam ~ Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Betsy Ginsberg ~ Director, Civil Rights Clinic; Clinical Law Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Deborah J. LaBelle ~ Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan
  • Joan Magoolaghan ~ Koob & Magoolaghan
  • Tyrrell Muhammad ~ Project Associate, Prisoners Visiting Project, Correctional Association of New York
  • Karen L. Murtagh ~ Executive Director, Prisoners' Legal Services of N Y
  • Jennifer J. Parish ~ Director, Criminal Justice Advocacy, Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project
  • Prof. Brenda V. Smith ~ Community and Economic Development Law Clinic Director, The Project on Addressing Prison Rape, American University, The Washington College of Law
  • Mary Lynne Werlwas ~ Staff Attorney, Prisoners' Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society
  • Ellen C. Yaroshefsky ~ Clinical Professor of Law, Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Tamar Kraft-Stolar ~ Director, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York
    • Alexander A. Reinert ~ Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Program Attorney: Doreen Odom ~ Practising Law Institute

Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, 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, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

October 20: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Mechanical Engineering

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Mechanical Engineering
When/Where:
October 20, 2014
12:00 PM EDT
Webinar
Description:
This CLE will examine the tools that maximize search efforts and walks through successful processes to extract relevant data from search results. Search Strategies Examined:
  • Classifying multiple components within different Mechanical Engineering sectors 
  • Searching tips and tricks using ME strategies and examples 
  • Searching ME specific databases
Topics Covered
  • Search Types: What kinds of prior art searches are there?
  • Search Strategies: A guide to conducting a good search.
  • Databases: Patent vs. non-patent, free vs. subscription, as well as which databases specialize in particular subject areas, along with their pros, cons & features.

Speakers:
Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek: Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also 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.
By:
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:
CA, DE, ME, MO, MS, NV, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA.
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October 16: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Electrical Engineering

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Electrical Engineering
When/Where:
October 16, 2014
12:00 PM EasternWebcast - Register Now!
Description:
This CLE will examine the tools to that maximize search efforts and walkthrough successful processes to extract relevant data from search results.
Search Strategies Examined:
  • Classifying multiple components within various electronic devices
  • Searching tips and tricks including EE strategies and examples
  • Searching EE specific databases.
Topics Covered
  • Search Types: What kinds of prior art searches are there?
  • Search Strategies: A guide to conducting a good search
  • Databases: Patent vs. non-patent, free vs. subscription, as well as which databases specialize in particular subject areas, along with their pros, cons and features.

Speakers:
Feroze Ali Jeffrey Sobek. Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also 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 CA, FL, IA, ME, MO, MS, NV, OH, OK, UT, VA, WA.
By:
Legal Advantage
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October 22: Webcast - Intake Procedures - Unleash Your Inner Detective #MCLE

Title:
Intake Procedures - Unleash Your Inner Detective
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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Description:
Unleash your inner detective with speakers Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective, and Christine L. Mast at Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young. Get out your note pad for some tips on intake procedures that may help you to lower your risk of malpractice claims. Topics include conflicts of interest, client relations, the ABA Model Rules and more.
Speakers:
  • Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective
  • Christine L. Mast at Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young
CLE credit:

  • Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ. 
  •  This webinar is approved for 1 CLE credit hour (ethics) in AL, CO, FL, ID, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, NM, NC, NV, OH, OK, SC and TX. 
  • This webinar has been approved for 1 CLE credit in AR, GA, and IL. 
  • This webinar is approved for 1 CLE (online) credit in IN. 
  • This webinar has been approved for 1.2 CLE credit hours (Professionalism) in MO. 
  • New York's approved jurisdiction rule applies. 
  • CLE credit is being applied for in multiple additional states.

By:
Attorney Protective
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October 14: Webcast - Best Practices in Biotechnology Prior Art Searching

Title:
Best Practices in Biotechnology Prior Art Searching
When/Where:
October 14, 2014
Webcast

Description:
Examine the tools that maximize search efforts and walk-through successful processes on extracting relevant data from search results
Search Strategies Examined:
  • Searching devices, protocols and products related to biotechnology
  • Sequence searching review
  • Preparing sequence listings.
Topics Covered:
  • Search Types: What kinds of prior art searches are there?
  • Search Strategies: A guide to conducting a good search
  • Databases: Patent vs. non-patent, free vs. subscription, as well as which databases specialize in particular subject areas, along with their pros, cons and features.
Speaker:
  • Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek come from varied technical and management backgrounds; they also 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.
By:
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.
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CA, DE, ME, MO, MS, NV, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 30: Webcast - Drama & Storytelling in the Opening: Winning the Intergenerational Jury Trial

Preregistration Required!
Title:
Drama & Storytelling in the Opening: Winning the Intergenerational Jury Trial
When/Where:
September 30, 2014
11AM Mountain time
Webcast runs live for one hour.
Description:
Today’s jurors see what they believe. They vote for their beliefs, not the evidence. They want everything in text form, right away. Persuading today’s Intergenerational juries of Boomers, Gen Xs, Gen Ys and soon, Gen I’s demands that a trial lawyer deliver a trial in cinematic story form that involves their minds and hearts and confirms their beliefs.
Winning is all about meeting expectations. Jurors expect the openings to be exciting and cinematic, to reveal the motives of the parties and to convince them that the case confirms their own beliefs, affirms their own attitudes and values. Creating such a cinematic opening is an art.
In this program, two of America’s most powerful advocates and NITA superstar teachers of advocacy and persuasion, and also co-authors of 'Opening Statements: Winning in the beginning by Winning the Beginning' share the art and the science behind creating and delivering powerful, winning openings.
Speaker:
  • Dominic Gianna
  • Lisa Marcy
By:
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Credit:
The sponsor states:
"Our online content is not accredited for CLE and we cannot provide a Certificate of Completion. You can apply for self-study credit by contacting your state bar organization directly. To help you with your self-study application, NITA has provided faculty biography information (via the link at the right) as well as a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, which is attached to the presentation. You can access this PDF by clicking on the link button once the presentation has begun to play. If you require verification of your attendance, please contact customerservice@nita.org"
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National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

October 8: Webcast - Best Practices in Patent Illustration

Title:
When/Where:
October 8. 2014
12:00 PM EST

Description:
This course provides:
  • 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.

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. 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.
By:
LegalAdvantage.
Credit:
  • 1 Hour in AR, CA, FL, ME, MO, MS, MT, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA.
  • Other States: consult your credit-granting authority.

October 21: San Francisco + Webcast - Ethical Issues in Limited Scope Representation

Limited scope representation, also known as unbundling, is a way to connect lawyers needing work to clients needing affordable or pro bono legal assistance. It allows the lawyer and the client to agree in advance that the lawyer will undertake certain tasks, such as drafting pleadings or appearing at a contested hearing, and the client will represent him or herself for other parts of the case. This is a valuable tool in increasing access to justice and improving the workings of the court system. It does, however, raise some unique ethical issues that need to be addressed.
As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please join Toby J. Rothschild, retired general counsel of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, for a free one-hour briefing on how to safely practice limited scope representation.
Topics to be addressed include:
  • What is limited scope representation?
  • What are the ethical issues that can arise in a limited scope engagement?
  • How can you avoid the ethical pitfalls and provide high quality representation In a limited scope engagement?
Title:
Ethical Issues in Limited Scope Representation 
(Free Audio-only)
When/Where:
October 21, 2014
1:00 PM Eastern
Webcast (audio-only) - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:

  • Toby J. Rothschild ~ General Counsel (Retired), Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub ~ Practising Law Institute

Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, 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, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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Monday, September 22, 2014

October 22: Cleveland + Webcast - Probes and Bribes: Practioners’ Perspectives on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Throughout its 37-year history, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has proven one of the most controversial tools in the United States' arsenal against corruption. Opponents believe that the law harms U.S. business interests; American corporations are prohibited from doing things that other countries' corporations can do with impunity. Proponents point out that the U.S. has helped change attitudes towards bribery, pressured other states to strengthen their domestic laws, and drawn the international community's attention to a pernicious and insoluble global problem.
However one views the FCPA, it has certainly generated business for US law firms. This panel, featuring prominent Cleveland lawyers well versed in FCPA enforcement and advising, will provide an account of the current state of the FCPA. The panelists will reflect on their own experiences defending against FCPA investigations, discuss strategies that companies can use to avoid falling afoul of the FCPA, and provide suggestions as to how the law might be improved and clarified. A reception will follow the presentations. CLE credit will also be available.
Title:
Probes and Bribes: Practioners’ Perspectives on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
When/Where:
October 22, 2014
4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast
Speakers:
  • Kevin Barnes, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
  • Jim Wooley, Jones Day
  • Colin Jennings, Squire Patton
  • Moderator: Timothy Webster, Assistant Professor of Law, Director, East Asian Legal Studies, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
By:
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
CLE Credit:
1.5 hours of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public, register at the door.
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October 23: San Francisco - Confidentiality Law #MCLE #probono

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 are not currently members of the Panel are requested to join our Panel and accept two ALRP referrals in the next year. Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Confidentiality Law
When/Where:
October 23, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:
Jim Wood, Esq.
By:
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
MCLE Credits:
1.5 General CLE Credits
Cost:
Free to active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms
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October 8: Webcast + San Francisco - California Special Education Law 2014

Currently, close to 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment. The California Special Education Law 2014 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of hot topics and cutting edge issues affecting the practice of Special Education Law today.
What you will learn
  • Transition Planning: Trends and Strategies for Students with Individual Education Plans
  • Understanding School Discipline for Special Education Students
  • How to Leverage the IDEA to Assist Children with Disabilities and their Families in Obtaining Child Care, Early Education, and After-School Care Opportunities
  • How to Effectively Get Services for OHI Children Under IDEA and Section 504
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting students/parents or school districts with special education matters from the initial IEP to due process. Appropriate for both new and seasoned practitioners.
Title:
California Special Education Law 2014
When/Where:
October 8, 2014
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:

  • Brian L. Dimmick ~ Director of Litigation, American Diabetes Association
  • Elizabeth A. Estes ~ Dannis Woliver Kelley
  • Deborah Ungar Ettinger ~ Lozano Smith
  • Laura Faer ~ Education Rights Director, Public Counsel Law Center
  • Linda D. Kilb ~ Director, California Legal Services Trust Fund Support Center Program, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • Anna Levine ~ Senior Staff Attorney, Child Care Law Center
  • Karma Quick-Panwala ~ Special Education Advocate,
  • Stephen A. Rosenbaum ~ Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Heather Zaskon ~ Law Office of Heather Zakson
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Elizabeth F. Eubanks ~ Inland Empire Regional Director, Disability Rights Legal Center at University of La Verne College of Law
    • Michelle Uzeta ~ Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Michelle Uzeta
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, 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, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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October 2: Webcast + San Francisco - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings

The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher. The increased trend of employers challenging all Unemployment Benefits claims has been combined with the explosion of Unemployment Insurance claims during the recession. Budget cuts and program changes have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients. Several significant changes to key benefits programs have occurred in recent years, imposing new complex rules. At the same time, county staff has shrunk, and experienced workers retired, increasing the occurrence of administrative errors and problems with client’s receipt of the benefits to which they are entitled.
Legal services also suffered staffing cuts, with reduced ability to represent clients in these cases. Unfortunately, many individuals who are owed desperately needed funds, or who have had their benefits improperly lowered or terminated, cannot make it through the appeals system benefit of legal counsel to guide them through the process or to vigorously defend against unlawful actions. As a result, families face the very real possibility of hunger, homelessness, and overall family instability.
This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis by providing attorneys with a basic understanding of common issues and strategies in providing assistance with administrative appeals. The program will focus on California law, but will also cover many topics such as due process and other rights that apply nationwide, therefore advocates from other forums would benefit from the information and attending the program.
What you will learn:
  • The types of administrative hearings low income clients most frequently need
  • Special focus on SSI, Unemployment, and Social Services (“welfare”) claims
  • Common advocacy strategies and procedures for administrative hearings
  • Obtaining evidence
  • Position statements/hearing briefs
  • Presenting your case
  • Rehearings and Appeals
  • California law and practice specifics
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with public benefits 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:
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings
When/Where:
October 2, 2014
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:

  • Lisa Lunsford ~ Managing Attorney, Homeless Action Center
  • Carole Vigne ~ Staff Attorney & Director, Wage Protection Program, Community Legal Services Program, Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center
  • Chair: Jodie Berger ~ Regional Counsel, Legal Services of Northern California
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, 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, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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September 30: Palo Alto + Webcast - Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014

Entrepreneurs often have great ideas for new products or services, but need help navigating legal, organizational and competitive challenges to turning an idea into a new venture. Those entrepreneurs need attorneys who understand that their role goes beyond the basics of drafting and filing incorporation documents to include serving as business advisors on issues like board composition, business planning, founders’ equity, intellectual property protection and commercialization, and employment and trade secret issues.
This program will equip entrepreneurs with an increased practical understanding of how to launch a business and how to involve an attorney in a cost-effective manner. It will also expand the skills of attorneys advising entrepreneurial clients by helping them bridge the legal-business gap to provide increased value to those clients.
  • Forming and organizing a start-up, including timing, documents, board composition and capital structure
  • The place for business plans and financial projections
  • Attracting talent through founders’ equity
  • IP protection and commercialization, including benefits, liabilities and how to develop a business-specific strategy
  • Solutions to practical challenges in hiring, employing and navigating the complexities of trade secrets
Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, attorneys and others engaged in the early stages of a start-up will benefit from learning about the critical legal issues you must deal with from the very beginning of your business enterprise.
Title:
Critical Start-Up Business & Legal Issues 2014
Free Live Lunch Program for Entrepreneurs and Attorneys Who Advise Start-Ups
When/Where:
Palo Alto, CA
September 30, 2014
12:00 PM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Kristen Garcia Dumont ~ Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Parag Gheewala ~ Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Moderator: Rachel B. Proffitt ~ Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Program Attorney: John M. Mola ~ Director of California Operations, Practising Law Institute
Credits: Up to 1.5 credits in Alabama, Alaska, 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, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

October 1: Chicago - Summary Suspension Due to DUI

Materials will be emailed the day prior to the class. We recommend bringing your laptop or tablet with you, or printing out the materials ahead of time. Hardcopies will not be distributed at the class.
Registration opens at 12:00pm, the lecture begins at 12:15pm at which time unclaimed seats may be given to those on the wait list.
Preregistration required; seats are limited.
Title:
Summary Suspension Due to DUI
When/Where:
Wednesday October 1, 2014
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM CDT
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Room 775
134 N LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60602
Speaker:
Judge Deborah J. Gubin
By:
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Credit:
1 Hour General MCLE credit
Cost:
Free

October 22: NYC, Philadelphia, Princeton - The Current State of the Law for Indirect Infringement

The following topics will be examined:
  • The historical, current, and future trends of the law of indirect infringement in patent cases
  • The law of contributory infringement
  • The law of induced infringement, with a particular emphasis on the recent Supreme Court decision in Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc
  • The issue of divided infringement
  • The issue of whether a good faith belief that a patent is invalid can provide a defense to induced infringement, with an emphasis on Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc. case
  • The issue of whether the International Trade Commission has the authority to hear inducement patent infringement cases where a product is found to infringe after importation, with an emphasis on the ongoing Suprema Inc. et al. v. International Trade Commission case
Title:
The Current State of the Law for Indirect Infringement
When/Where:
October 22, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Videoconference Locations:
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
Speaker:
Stephen R. Dartt
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge

October 14: Philadelphia - Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration and Family Courts

Dechert will be hosting a training to prepare attorneys and legal representatives to represent juveniles in immigration matters. This program will address:
  • Background on Child Migration to the United States
  • Detention and Release Practices
  • Removal Proceedings
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Family Court Representation in Support of SIJS Claims
  • Practice Issues.
Title:
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration and Family Courts
When/Where:
October 14, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA
Speakers:
  • Elizabeth Yaeger, Esq., HIAS Pennsylvania
  • Steven Larin, Esq., Nationalities Service Center
  • Kara Finck, Esq., University of Pennsylvania School of Law
  • Sarah Katz, Esq, Temple University School of Law,
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge

October 7: San Francisco - How to Lay a Domestic Violence Record for Appeal

This training covers the “Top 10” things that trial attorneys can do to make sure a domestic violence or family law case is positioned for a possible appeal. The training is specific to domestic violence and family law cases but has broader application for attorneys practicing in other areas insofar as much of it covers civil procedure issues.
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 are not currently members of the Panel are requested to join our Panel and accept two ALRP referrals in the next year. Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
How to Lay a Domestic Violence Record for Appeal
When/Where:
October 7, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:
tbd
By:
Presented by the Family Violence Appellate Project
MCLE Credits:
1.5 General CLE Credits
Cost:
Free to active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms
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October 1: San Francisco - Employment Issues Facing Clients with HIV/AIDS

This training will cover employment issues facing employees living with HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on reasonable accommodations, medical leaves, and some of the practical issues (such as privacy concerns) that arise when employees need accommodations.
Title:
Employment Issues Facing Clients with HIV/AIDS
When/Where:
October 1, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:
Sonya Smallets, Esq.
By:
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
MCLE Credits:
1.5 General CLE Credits
Cost:
Free to active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms
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September 23: San Francisco - Federal Immigration Law and Family Support

This training will explore using federal immigration law to get spousal/family support for family law clients who would not otherwise be entitled to support under California family law. Great for family law or immigration attorneys.
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 are not currently members of the Panel are requested to join our Panel and accept two ALRP referrals in the next year. Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Federal Immigration Law and Family Support
When/Where:
September 23, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:
Presented by Karen Alicia Davis, Esq.
By:
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
MCLE Credits:
1.5 General CLE Credits
Cost:
Free to active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms
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October 22: Cleveland - The Collision of Anti-Discrimination Laws and the Religious Rights of Employers

Speakers will discuss issues that pertain to the religious rights of employers, with particular focus on the actual and potential effect of Hobby Lobby on employee rights under anti-discrimination laws, and how attorneys might advise their clients in light of Hobby Lobby and the varied potential issues it raises.
Title:
The Collision of Anti-Discrimination Laws and the Religious Rights of Employers
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speakers:
  • Danielle Doza
  • Amy Ryder Wentz.
Credit:
1 hour approved
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
Cost:
Free
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October 10: Cleveland - American Education: Diversity, Desegregation and Resegregation

The Supreme Court in Fisher and Schuette, building upon Parents Involved and a slew of recent redistricting cases, has sanctioned challenges to policies and programs designed to promote diversity and enlarge access to the political process and higher education that would benefit members of racial minority groups, while at the same time has upheld state constitutional provisions that have eliminated altogether constitutionally permissible programs that utilize race, no matter how narrowly and in what contexts.
 How has this been accomplished and at what costs to coherent Fourteenth Amendment doctrine? Putting aside earlier cases, are these decisions themselves reconcilable with one another? Short of remedial laws, is race now become simply a dirty word? What are the empirical consequences of these decisions? And has the course of Fourteenth Amendment law in the area of race been made effectively irreversible?
Title:
American Education: Diversity, Desegregation and Resegregation
When/Where:
Friday, October 10, 2014
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speakers:
  • Mark Rosenbaum, Chief Counsel of the ACLU of Southern California. Of What Use is the Fourteenth Amendment to Racial Minorities When it Comes to Higher Education (Or Anything Else) After Fisher and Schuette?
  • William J. Glenn, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Tech School of Education. School Segregation in Jefferson County and Seattle: The impact of the Parents Involved ruling and district actions
  • David H.K. Nguyen, M.B.A., J.D., LL.M., Candidate for Ph.D., Education Policy. Associate Instructor, Indiana University Bloomington. “Jim Crowing” Plyler v. Doe: The Resegregation of Undocumented Students in American Higher Education through Discriminatory State Tuition and Fee Legislation
  • Natalie Gomez-Velez, J.D., Professor, The City University of New York School of Law. Can Universal Pre-K Overcome Extreme Race and Income Segregation to Reach New York City Children in Need? The importance of legal infrastructure and the limits of the law
  • Natasha Wilson, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Post-Doctoral Fellow, New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; Robert Strassfeld, J.D., Professor and Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, and Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Turnaround in Reverse: Brown, school improvement grants, and the legacy of educational opportunity
Credit:
2.5 free pending
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
Cost:
Free
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