Sunday, November 30, 2014

December 10: Webcast - E-Discovery 2014: The Year in Review

Description:
As 2014 comes to a close, join e-discovery pundits Judge Andrew Peck, Chris Dale, and Chad McManamy as they take a look back at the top litigation and legal technology events that marked this year.
Tune in on 12/10: In our webinar, “E-Discovery 2014: The Year in Review,” you’ll learn more about:
  • Pending changes to the FRCP and their possible effects
  • International events and the growing importance of Asia Pacific
  • The overlooked importance of Rule 502(d)
  • Cloud e-discovery going mainstream
  • Law-firm security vulnerabilities
  • New strategies for technology assisted review (TAR)
  • What’s on the docket for legal technology and trends in 2015
Title:
E-Discovery 2014: The Year in Review
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
11:00 am Pacific Standard Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Hon. Andrew J. Peck, Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York
  • Chris Dale, Founder, The e-Disclosure Information Project
  • Chad McManamy, Assistant General Counsel, Guidance Software
By:
Guidance Software.
Credit:
The sponsor does not indicate applying for CLE credit. However the content and speakers appear to qualify for credit in some jurisdictions.
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December 2: NYC - eDiscovery & Technology: the Ethics of Search and Use of Effective Keyword Strategies

The escalation in the use of technology to create and share information is affecting the practice of law. To address this reality, in August 2012 the ABA Model Rule of Professional Responsibility 1.1 (competence) was amended in to focus attorneys on the need to stay aware of the risks and benefits of its use.
In litigation, especially, the use of technology for document review continues to be a topic of interest, both to law firms and the courts. How much does a lawyer need to know about the new and evolving eDiscovery search tools and how they work? How do you know if they’re doing a good enough job, and how do you know what’s good enough? Are these tools defensible?
In this CLE, Julia Brickell, general counsel and executive managing director at H5 and Dan Brassil, H5’s principal consultant and linguist, join forces to both explore the evolution of courts’ expectations on the use of technology in discovery—including the ethical issues related to the use of various tools—and to discuss how basic principles of linguistics and information retrieval science can be applied to the litigation discovery effort.
Julia sets the stage with a discussion of the basics of various search methodologies used in discovery, and Dan takes a deeper dive with a practical primer on one commonly applied approach to search: how to use keywords effectively to cull data populations and conduct searches for relevant documents, whether for case preparation or production to the opposing side.
Title:
eDiscovery & Technology: the Ethics of Search and Use of Effective Keyword Strategies
When/Where:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bank of America
114 West 47th Street, 12th Floor (US Trust Bldg)
New York, NY 10036
Speakers:
  • Julia Brickell, general counsel and executive managing director at H5 
  • Dan Brassil, H5’s principal consultant and linguist
By:
National Law Institute
Credit:
NJ, NY
Cost:
Free.
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December 17: Webcast - The Lure of Functional Claiming: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Recent Court Decisions

Patent attorneys have historically used functional claim language in an effort to cover what an invention does rather than what it is. The use of functional language in a claim presents potential advantages over strictly reciting structure, but also presents potential risks during prosecution and litigation. Understanding how the USPTO and courts are currently evaluating functional claim language is essential to writing and prosecuting patent applications that issue with valuable and enforceable claims.
During the webinar, we will cover these topics and more:
  • Functional claim language: history, examples, and advantages
  • Functional claim-drafting techniques for maximum impact at the USPTO
  • Cases including Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. and their impact on the interpretation of functional claim terms during litigation
  • Writing and prosecuting applications to survive the storm of litigation and post-grant proceedings.
Title: 
The Lure of Functional Claiming: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Recent Court Decisions
When/Where: 
December 17, 2014
9:00 am PST / 10:00 am MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 noon EST.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speakers: 
Fitch Even attorneys Stephen S. Favakeh and Jonathan H. Urbanek
Presented by: 
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit: 
1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
Cost: 
Free. Registration required.

December 5: Seattle - Innocence Project NW – Freedom Fridays

Title:
Innocence Project NW – Freedom Fridays
When/Where:
Friday, December 5, 2014
12 pm to 4 pm
Dorsey Whitney
701 5th Avenue, Suite 6100
Seattle, WA
Speakers:
  • Jacqueline McMurtrie is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law and the founder and Director of the Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW). The only resource of its kind in Washington State, IPNW’s mission is to exonerate the innocent, remedy causes of wrongful conviction and offer law students an outstanding education. Since 1997, IPNW has obtained exonerations of thirteen men and women who collectively served over 90 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. 
  • Fernanda Torres is a Staff Attorney and Volunteer Coordinator at the Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW). She helps oversee the screening and review of applications for assistance and leads the litigation of non-DNA cases. She recruits and supervises IPNW volunteers. Prior to joining IPNW, Ms. Torres practiced criminal defense as a public defender and in private practice.
By:
Innocence Project Northwest
CLE Credits: 
1.5
Cost: 
Free.
Please RSVP as room is limited.
More Information and RSVP Information

December 1: Webcast - Hard Hats Not Required – eFiling and eService in San Diego County Superior Court Construction Defect Cases

This one hour training session walks you through all the steps necessary in order to eFile and eServe your documents for Construciton defect Cases in the San Diego (CA) Superior Court.
You will learn:
  • How to register a new user to your account.
  • How to place a San Diego Construction Defect electronic court filing order for a new or an existing case.
  • How court filing fees are paid.
  • How to set up and effect eService (time permitting).
Title:
Hard Hats Not Required – eFiling and eService in San Diego County Superior Court Construction Defect Cases
When/Where:
December 1, 2014
10AM-11AM PST
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
One Legal
Credit:
TheCalifornia State Bar approved MCLE Multiple Activity Provider so MCLE credit is available.

December 16: Webcast - eService: The End to Stuffing Envelopes

This training focuses on the utilization of One Legal's eService product. You'll learn:
  • How to submit eService orders online.
  • California statutes and rules of court regarding eService.
  • How to eServe in Orange County eFiling cases as well as physical filing cases in other California courts.
  • How to see when opposing counsel has viewed the documents you sent.
  • All the knowledge you need so you can eServe multiple recipients quickly and efficiently without leaving your desk!
Title:
eService: The End to Stuffing Envelope
When/Where:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
10AM - 11AM
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
One Legal
Credit:
The sponsor is a California State Bar approved MCLE Multiple Activity Provider so MCLE credit is available (free of charge).
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December 4: Minneapolis - #Immigration Segregation #MCLE

Title:
Immigration Segregation 
When/Where:
December 4, 2014
9:30 a.m.-noon. Room 65 (subplaza level)
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN
Description:
Students from the Detainee Rights Clinic will be making several presentations with topics that include:
1) ICE standards on Segregation, what they require, etc.
2) How human rights considerations ended up with a December 2013 ICE directive of Segregation and what that directive requires.
3) the state of domestic law (national and MN) in challenging the use of segregation across all contexts
4) Local Practices in the Minnesota ICE facilities, including #s, procedures and practices. Data and information was received via local FOIA requests and interviews with clients.
Two special guests, Dr. Jerome Kroll and Dr. Madhuri Shors from the CUHCC (Community University Health Care Clinic) will be speaking about the psychiatric effects of solitary confinement and whether some populations such as trauma survivors or the mentally ill may be disproportionately affected by segregation.
Speakers:Dr. Jerome Kroll and Dr. Madhuri Shors from the CUHCC (Community University Health Care Clinic)
Credit:
CLE Credit Comments: 3.5 standard CLE credits have been applied for.
By: 
Center for New Americans

December 1: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Search

Title:
Date/Time/Place:
December 1, 2014
12:00 PM EST
Prior Registration Highly Recommended To Ensure Seating!
Description:
This CLE provides strategies that improves your Prior Art Search
making sure you get the relevant results the first time
. This course has helped attendees manage their patent prosecution matters and searches more effectively and efficiently.

Topics:
  • Key components of an effective search strategy
  • Database strengths and weaknesses
  • Processes to save you and your clients' time and money
  • Best practices in dealing with vendors and clients
  • Various searches and benefits
  • Review of basic building blocks.
Speakers: 
Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek: 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.   
By:
LegalAdvantage.
Credit:

  • DE, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT: Approved for 1 credit
  • WA - Approved for 1 credit MCLE #358100
  • NY: Approved Jurisdiction Policy may apply.
More:
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Friday, November 28, 2014

December 2: Teleconference - The President’s Executive Action on Immigration Conference Call

Join ACS for a conference call on the President’s executive action on immigration. We will discuss the details of the President’s announcement and whether or not he has the constitutional authority to take action. Additional speaker to be announced.
Title:
The President’s Executive Action on Immigration Conference Call
When/Where:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
2:00 p.m. Eastern/11:00 a.m. Pacific
Speakers:
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the School of Law 
  • Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, University of California - Irvine
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
Approved for 0.5 hours of California MCLE credit.
Some other states may grant credit based upon their rules.
Cost:
Free
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

December 4: Webcast - Equities and Derivatives: Essential Forensic Tools for Litigators

On Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 2 PM ET, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with senior options trader expert and consultant Larry Pines, will present a free, one-hour, interactive webinar, Equities and Derivatives: Essential Forensic Tools for Litigators, for all legal professionals.
Title:
Equities and Derivatives: Essential Forensic Tools for Litigators
When/Where:
Thursday, December 4, 2014 11:00 am
Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
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Speaker:
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.
Cost:
Free.




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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

December 16: NYC + Philadelphia - Writing Better

Topics covered in this program will include:
  • The essentials for drafting professional correspondence and an overview of common mistakes
  • The structuring and execution of a well written memorandum
  • Examples of good and bad written work product.
Title:
Writing Better
When/Where:
December 16, 2014
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Live Location: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Location: New York, NY
Speaker:
  • Joseph K. Hetrick
  • Fred T. Magaziner
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
Cost:
No charge

Saturday, November 22, 2014

December 17: Stillwater - Persuading Juries

The Washington County Law Library is pleased to present the following Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs free of charge. These programs are presented in coordination with the Washington County Bar Association, but membership in the Association is not required for attendance.
Title:

Persuading Juries
When/Where:
Noon-1:00 p.m.
December 17, 2014
Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Speaker:
Pete Orput, Washington County Attorney
By:
Washington County Law Library
Credit:
One Standard CLE Credit will be applied for.
Cost:
Free!
More:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1059

December 10: Boston - Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: A Possible Remedy for Immigrant Children and Youth

Title:
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: A Possible Remedy for Immigrant Children and Youth
Date/Time:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
Description:
This training is for family law practitioners with at least three years of experience in handling guardianship of minors and/or custody cases. The training will give an overview of the steps to obtain a predicate order from the Probate and Family Court which will enable an immigration attorney to later apply for SIJS for the immigrant youth. Experienced practitioners will give practice tips, sample pleadings and discuss common issues and challenges.
Credit:
Certificates of Attendance will be provided
By:
Boston Bar Association Immigration Law Section and Family Law Section
Speakers:

  • Nancy J. Kelly, Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Anne Mackin, Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Patricia Ann Tellis-Warren, Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Julie Dahlstrom, Ascentria Care Alliance (Lutheran Social Services of New England)

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Friday, November 21, 2014

December 10: Webcast - Ethical Concerns Conducting Research via the open Web

Join a highly credentialed panelists as they examine the topics below and more:
  • Risks of legal research on the open Web
  • Developing a firm policy on utilizing the open Web
  • Preserving information found on the Internet
  • Protecting your own Internet content
Title:
Ethical Concerns Conducting Research via the open Web 
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
2 – 3:35 P.M. ET (11 A.M. PT)
Duration: 95 minutes
Speakers:
  • David V. Dilenschneider, LexisNexis
  • Brittany A. Nasradinaj, Esq., Schnitter Ciccarelli Mills PLLC
Credit:
CLE is approved or in the process of approval for the mandatory CLE states listed below for 90 minutes of CLE credit. Ethics credit is being sought for this Webinar but the type of credit allowed will be determined by the state governing MCLE Board: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico†, New York†, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
By:
LexisNexis

December 18: Webcast - If You're Not on Facebook You're Committing Malpractice #ethics #MCLE

Can you imagine cross-examining a witness about a telephone call if you'd never used a telephone before? It sounds ridiculous, but that's precisely where many attorneys find themselves today when it comes to social media. With most of the population now using one or more of these tools to communicate, it's increasingly dangerous for attorneys to blithely ignore social media and other developing technologies.
Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:

  • The growing number of ethics opinions addressing social media, and the obligation of attorneys to be familiar with them.
  • How to think about counseling clients on use of social media during a pending matter — and the attorney's own use.
  • The intersection between competency requirements and changes in law office technology.
Title:
If You're Not on Facebook You're Committing Malpractice
When/Where:
Thursday December 18, 2014
10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King,
General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, TX, WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

December 3: Webcast - The Utilization of Expert Consultants in Toxic Tort Claims

An overview of the impact of and issues relative to identifying, retaining and utilizing expert consultants in defending toxic tort personal injury litigation from the perspective of the insurance claims representative, the expert consultant and the attorney. Issues include timing of contacting and or retaining the expert, maintaining attorney work product privilege, early evaluation of case including whether to settle or try, impact on litigation budget, identifying appropriate scientific disciplines and potential conflicts.
Title:
The Utilization of Expert Consultants in Toxic Tort Claims
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST
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Credit:
The Sponsor has not indicated applying for CLE credit in any jurisdiction, although the subject matter and faculty may render it eligible for credit in some states.
By:
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
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December 19: Philadelphia - Bridge The Gap

For more information on the PA Bridge the Gap program for newly admitted attorneys, visit https://www.pacle.org/bridge_the_gap/BTG_lawyer_QA.asp
Title:
Bridge The Gap
When/Where:
December 19, 2014
8:00 AM
Philadelphia, PA
Speaker:
Joseph K. Hetrick
By:
Dechert
Credit:


This program has been approved for 4 hours of ethics credits in Pennsylvania.
Cost:
No charge

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 19: Webcast - Additional Insured Issues in Multi-Family and Commercial Construction Projects

Multi-family and commercial construction projects typically involve multiple participants, and end up in litigation. This webinar will address the myriad issues concerning contractual additional insured requirements, additional insured endorsements, and the application of additional insured coverage claims in larger construction projects.
The webinar will address these issues from the perspective of the developer, the general contractor, and the subcontractors. We will provide a summary of steps that each entity should take pre-construction, during the project, and when litigation commences. We will also provide suggestions on how to address these issues in a timely manner, leverage the available resources, and identify opportunities for risk transfer and indemnification throughout the project and claim.
Title:
Additional Insured Issues in Multi-Family and Commercial Construction Projects
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST
Webcast- Register now!
Credit:
The Sponsor has not indicated applying for CLE credit in any jurisdiction, although the subject matter and faculty may render it eligible for credit in some states.
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 18: Webcast - Ethical Marketing and Client Relations

Good marketing and client relations efforts are both practical and ethical. The right message can bring in new clients and motivate current clients to return with more business. The wrong message can spur the loss of a client and potentially cause you to face disciplinary proceedings. Join our webinar, Ethical Marketing and Client Relations, where speakers Sally Schmidt, President of Schmidt Marketing, and Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective, will share tips, best practices and practical solutions on topics including: model rules that apply to marketing, the importance of good client relations, marketing solutions, and how staff can assist in providing good client relations.
Title:

Ethical Marketing and Client Relations
When/Where:
November 18
1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time
12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time
11:00 PM-12:05PM Mountain Time
10:00AM Pacific Time
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Speaker:
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, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NM, NC, NV, OH, OK, SC and TX. 
  • This webinar has been approved for 1 CLE (Professional Responsibility) credit hour in IL. 
  • This webinar is approved for 1 CLE (online) credit in IN. New York's approved jurisdiction rule applies. 
  • CLE credit is being applied for in multiple additional states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.
By:
Attorney Protective
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December 3: Webcast - Terminating Employees

Join us for the tenth and final webinar in our Employment Law Basics for HR Webinar Series. In this module, we will explore key federal and California laws and best practices that should be considered when an employer is terminating or laying off employees. This presentation will cover individual terminations, reductions in force, severance and release agreements, notices required upon termination, preventing retaliation claims and more.
Title:
Terminating Employees
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
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By:
Miller Law Group
Credit:
California - 1 Hour
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November 20: Webcast - Employee Handbooks for 2015: Required Updates and Red Flags

A well-drafted employee handbook can be a key tool that employers have for communicating with employees about workplace policies, expectations, and other terms and conditions of employment. An outdated handbook, on the other hand, can be a legal liability, and perhaps just as dangerous as having no handbook at all. Join us for this all-new webinar, in which we'll walk you through the latest employment laws and regulations and explain how they may impact your policies and procedures. We'll cover new California laws for 2015, such as the new Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (paid sick leave), plus other recent laws and developments from the courts, the EEOC and NLRB, and more. We'll also provide practical suggestions for handbook updates that will help protect your company in 2015 and beyond.
Title:
Employee Handbooks for 2015: Required Updates and Red Flags
When/Where:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 Hour California
By:
Miller Law Group

December 3: Webcast - Technology at the Deposition and Beyond

Title:
Technology at the Deposition and Beyond 
When/Where:
Wednesday December 3, 2014
NOTE THE DATE CHANGE FROM DECEMBER 10
11:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Central, 2:00 PM Eastern)
Webcast - Register Now!
Description:
Discover the latest technology available to help make your next deposition easier. Get an in-depth look at realtime, electronic exhibits, deposition streaming, and mobile videoconferencing services for taking depositions remotely. Learn how to make trial-ready clips and navigate a typical court reporting service web portal
to schedule depositions online, track status of depositions, see the transcript costs for a case, as well as open invoices, and download transcripts with exhibits 24/7 on the Internet. (1 Credit)
Credit:
1 Credit - IL, NY nontransitional, CA, NV
Cost:
Barkley offers these online courses at no charge.
By:
Barkley Court Reporters
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December 18: Webcast - Do the Texas Two Step - eFiling and eService in Texas

Description:
This one hour course focuses on the rules and regulations of eFiling and eService in the Texas courts. The objective of the this training is to ensure the attendees understand the rules and requirements of eFiling and eService and the functionality of the One Legal application.
Title:
Do the Texas Two Step - eFiling and eService in Texas
When/Where:
  • November 20, 2014
  • December 14, 2014
  • December 18, 2014
  • January 8, 2015
  • January 22, 2015
10:15AM CST
Duration: one hour
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
OneLegal Online Court Services
Credit:
1 hour MCLE credit provided (Texas)

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December 12: Webcast - Ethical Billing Practices for Today's Law Firm

Title:
Ethical Billing Practices for Today's Law Firm
When/Where:
December 12, 2014
1:00 PM Eastern Time
12:00 PM Central Time
11:00 AM Mountain Time
10:00AM Pacific Time
Duration 1 hour
Preregister Now!
Description:
Your firms' billing practices can be the source of great frustration for your clients and can also land you in front of a disciplinary board. On the other hand, the right billing practices can reinforce the value of your services to your clients and spur more business. Your approach can make all the difference. Join speakers Sally Field, J.D. and Elaine Lenahan, J.D. to learn the ethical pitfalls to avoid and the tips to improve firm billing practices.
Speakers:
  • Sally Field, J.D.
  • Elaine Lenahan, J.D.
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, AR, CO, FL, ID, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, NM, NC, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN (dual) and TX
  • This webinar has been approved for 1 CLE credit (Professional Responsibility) in 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. 
  • This webinar is approved for 1 CLE credit in GA. 
  • New York's approved jurisdiction rule applies. 
  • CLE credit is being applied for in multiple additional states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.
By:
Attorney Protective
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Friday, November 14, 2014

December 8: Many Cities - Volcker Rule Update #MCLE

The program will discuss the key aspects of the Volcker Rule regulations and the developments since the regulations were adopted in December 2013.
Title:
Volcker Rule Update
When/Where:
December 8, 2014
4:00-5:30 pm ET / 3:00-4:30 pm CT / 1:00-2:30 pm PT.
Live Seminar Locations:
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Boston, MA
Videoconference Locations:
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Mountain View, CA
Speakers:
  • Robert H. Ledig
  • David J. Harris
  • Robert J. Rhatigan
  • Cynthia J. Williams
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX.
Cost:
No charge

November 19: Cleveland - Urban Agriculture, Local Foodsheds, and Community Expectations #MCLE

Title:
Urban Agriculture, Local Foodsheds, and Community Expectations
When/Where:
8:30am - 9:30am
November 19, 2014
City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue #200
Cleveland, OH 44114
Speaker:
tbd
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hr. of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

December 10: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Electrical Engineering

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Electrical Engineering
When/Where:
December 10, 2014
12:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - 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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December: Ohio - Preparing Buyers for 2015 Down Payment Assistance

Title:
Preparing Buyers for 2015 Down Payment Assistance
When/Where:
10:45 am on the following dates and places
  • December 3: Cuyahoga Falls
  • December 10: Independence
  • December 11: Strongsville
  • December 17: Mentor
  • December 18: 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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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

December 8: Webcast - Best Practices in Biotechnology Prior Art Searching

Title:
Best Practices in Biotechnology Prior Art Searching
When/Where:
December 8, 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.
Credit:
CA, DE, ME, MO, MS, NV, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA.
More:
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 11: Cleveland - The Ebola Epidemic, Public Health & the Government’s Response #MCLE

The Ebola epidemic has captured attention world-wide; questions abound regarding the level of risk in the US, the treatment options, and the ethical and legal issues raised by various public health measures. What are the responsibilities of individuals, medical and public health professionals, government agencies, schools and universities? How should we understand this disease in the context of other public health concerns? What is the scope of public health powers? Please join us for a panel discussion featuring law professors and public health professionals.
Title:
The Ebola Epidemic, Public Health & the Government’s Response
When/Where:
November 11, 2014
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Room 159
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Speakers:
  • Jessica Berg, Interim Dean; Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law; and Professor of Bioethics & Public Health
  • Scott H Frank, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • Jim Kazura, MD, Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Global Health and Diseases at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
  • Moderator: Maxwell J. Mehlman, Professor of Law and Director, The Law Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
By:
The Elena and Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Register at the door.
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November 19: Stillwater, MN - Debt Collectors, Debt Collection Lawsuits, and Judgments: Consumer Rights during the Collection Process.

The Washington County Law Library is pleased to present the following Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs free of charge. These programs are presented in coordination with the Washington County Bar Association, but membership in the Association is not required for attendance.
Title:
Debt Collectors, Debt Collection Lawsuits, and Judgments: Consumer Rights during the Collection Process
When/Where:
November 19, 2014
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Room LL14
Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Speaker:
Randall Ryder
Ryder Law Firm, LLC
By:
Washington County Law Library
Credit:
One Standard CLE Credit will be applied for.
Cost:
Free!
More:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1059

December 8: Dallas - Taking a Case with Human Rights Initiative

Title:
Taking a Case with Human Rights Initiative
When/Where:
Monday December 8 , 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.
2801 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX
Description:
Human Rights Initiative Of North Texas' (HRI) mission is to promote international human rights through local service to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses. HRI recruits and trains legal professionals to provide pro bono representation for our clients through its William O. Holston Jr. Pro Bono Program.
By: 
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
Cost:
This training is for attorneys to take cases with our organization for VAWA, U Visa, SIJS, and Asylum cases. This is a free event, with HRI providing drinks and snacks. Please bring your own bag lunch.
Credit:
1.5 credit hours with .25 Ethics Hours
Contact:
Elisabeth Hagberg
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.
(214) 273-4344
ehagberg@hrionline.org

November 20: Webcast - Alcohol Law and Policy: Lessons Learned from the Field

Title:
Alcohol Law and Policy: Lessons Learned from the Field
When/Where:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
1:00pm - 2:30pm (ET)
Webcast - Register Now!
Description:
When addressing the health risks related to excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking, policymakers have a number of evidence-based legal options. Policies that impact cost, availability, regulation of marketing, treatment and other factors can be used to address alcohol abuse and its negative consequences. This webinar examines efforts in Minnesota and lessons learned from that state’s approach, and explores how a new law in Washington which abolishes state control over alcohol is associated with changes in consumption patterns and other health and social impacts.
Speakers:
  • Scott Kelly, JD., Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law (Moderator)
  • Julia Dilley, Ph.D., M.E.S., Epidemiologist, Program Design and Evaluation Services, Multnomah County Health Department and Oregon Department of Human Services
  • Manny Munson-Regala, JD., Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health.
By:
ASLME : American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Credit:
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states. ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. Past ASLME webcasts have received credit in states such as Washington.

Cost:
Free
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

December 4: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences
When/Where:
December 4, 2014
12:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Description:
Examine the tools that maximize search efforts and walk-through successful processes on extracting relevant data from search results
Search Strategies Examined:

  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations 
  • Biotech- sequence searching, methods and apparatus
  • Medical Devices- mechanical and electrical engineering 
  • Industrial and consumer chemistry 
  • Food chemistry and nutraceuticals 
  • Business and Database methods.
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.
By:
Legal Advantage.
Credit:
1 Hour in AR, CA, DE, FL, ME, MO, MT, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA.
By:
Legal Advantage.
More:
http://legaladvantage.net/CLE/LifeScience.aspx






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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

December 3: Webcast - Best Practices in Patent Illustration

Title:
When/Where:
December 3. 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, FL, ME, MO, MS, MT, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA.
  • Other States: consult your credit-granting authority.