Friday, December 25, 2015

FOR END OF YEAR: Web-Based Recordings

Christmas Day - a day to relax - and once the gifts have been opened and the eggnog drunk, what can be more relaxing than picking up that last credit or two so you may ring in the New Year with a clear conscience?
I can NOT imagine anyone doing any live programs on this day, there are many recordings you may enjoy at your leisure. I'll be adding them here in between cups of cheer. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
  • Lexvid offer one free recording just for signing up. They have a big catalog covering a lot of subjectss, including ethics. Naturally they'll want you to like their content so much that you  buy more, and their prices are pretty low.  I have recommended them for years, and never got a complaint. Recently, they have started supporting 4freeCLE by offering affiliate links, so if you *do* buy a course from them, please consider going  through a link on this blog, such as: http://lexvid.com.
  • Washington State Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Attorneys with Disabilities. By WSBA. Get 1.5 General Credit free but you have to watch it this month (December 2015) and you have to be a Washington State Attorney.
  • Lexis-Nexis Online Training is good for credit in most states, and right not I count at least six one-hour programs waiting for you. Go to the list and create a free log in, then hit the "Launch " button for the course that interests you.Check the list of states for which credit is granted; if it says "Credit not yet applied for" don't  worry; they don't apply in some states where they don't have someone taking the course. When you take it, they'll apply for credit. Check it out!
  • The National Judicial College has a large collection of free online educational programs, largely concerning trials. I do not see anything on the website that says you cannot take a  program and apply for credit. The content is well organized and authoritative; if you have a trial practice you may find it especially useful. Just be warned - your credit-granting authority determines whether your application for credit will be allowed, so you may wish to check with them first. It would be crazy not to allow credit for these courses, but not impossible.





Monday, December 21, 2015

January 29: Philadelphia - Landlord Tenant Law

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 Law
When/Where:
January 29, 2016
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

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 18: Philadelphia - PA Bridge the Gap

For more information on the PA Bridge the Gap program for newly admitted attorneys, please click here to visit the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board website.
Title:
PA Bridge the Gap
When/Where:
December 18, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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, December 14, 2015

January 5: Webcast - eService: The End to Stuffing Envelopes (California)

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, January 5, 2016
10AM - 11AM
Webcast - Register Now!
Program Repeats Tuesday, December 15, 2015
By:
One Legal
Credit:
The sponsor is a California State Bar approved MCLE Multiple Activity Provider so MCLE credit is available (free of charge).
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December 10: Webcast - If You're Not on Facebook You're Committing Malpractice

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:
December 10, 2015
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, PA, TX, WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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Sunday, December 6, 2015

December 8: Philadelphia - Advanced Divorce Training: Equitable Distribution

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:
Advanced Divorce Training: Equitable Distribution
When/Where:
December 8
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

December 16: NYC+Philadelphia - Advanced Legal Writing Workshop

This workshop will focus on honing your legal writing skills to create crisp, clear and concise work product. We will go through the initial steps of developing ideas, identifying key points and organizing them into an outline, and turning that outline into a rough draft. We will also cover tools and strategies for polishing that rough draft to achieve greater clarity, brevity, and impact. The workshop is intended for junior to mid-level associates.
Title:
Advanced Legal Writing Workshop
When/Where:
December 16, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Videoconference Locations:
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
Speaker:
Jeffrey T. Fisher
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
Cost:
No charge

December 15: Many States - Picking A Winner: The Science (and Art) of Jury Selection #MCLE

Jury selection provides a unique opportunity for attorneys to interact directly with jurors. In this seminar, Dechert attorneys and nationally recognized jury consultants will discuss strategies, approaches, and best practices for jury selection.
Title:
Picking A Winner: The Science (and Art) of Jury Selection
When/Where:
December 15, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Live Location: New York, NY
Videoconference Locations:
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • Washington, D.C.

Speakers:
William W. Oxley
Meghan Rohling Kelly
J. Lee Meihls
Mark R. Phillips
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX
Cost:
No charge

December 11: NYC+Philadelphia - How to Take and Defend Expert Depositions

This session will cover both taking and defending an expert's deposition.
The first part will consist of a discussion of understanding the expert's area of expertise, identifying the expert's opinions and assumptions, as well as goals, tips and tricks for a successful deposition.
The second part will cover defending your own expert, discussion of identification of major themes, as well as how to anticipate and avoid common pitfalls.
Title:
How to Take and Defend Expert Depositions
When/Where:
December 11, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Videoconference Locations
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
Speakers:
  • Amy L. Rudd
  • Christopher S. Ruhland
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
Cost:
No charge

December 10: NYC+Philadelphia - Final Pretrial Matters

This program will address the drafting and content of dispositive motions as well as various forms of motions in limine and other evidentiary motions, drafting of a trial brief.
Title:
Final Pretrial Matters
When/Where:
December 10, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Live Location: New York, NY
Videoconference Location: Philadelphia, PA
Speakers:
  • Steven A. Engel
  • Katherine Wyman
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
Cost:
No charge

December 9: Webcast - Immunization Information System (IIS) Interjurisdictional Data Sharing: Addressing Technical and Legal Barriers

Immunization Information Systems are key to maintaining and improving vaccination coverage and reducing vaccine preventable diseases in the United States. Integrating the current IIS infrastructure to exchange information across federal, state and local jurisdictions will lead to more effective surveillance, better immunization planning and ultimately healthier communities.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in 2014 convened a group of stakeholders, including the immunization manager, registry manager, state health official/senior deputy, legal counsel and information technology staff from North Dakota, Idaho, Colorado, Michigan, and Minnesota to discuss solutions and identify a plan forward to address technical and legal IIS interstate data exchange barriers. ASTHO then collaborated with the Partnership for Public Health Law and the Network for Public Health Law to develop a template IIS interjurisdictional data sharing memorandum of understanding (MOU).
This webinar provides an opportunity for public health professionals, including immunization program managers, IIS program staff, public health attorneys, and privacy officers to learn about state-specific issues related to IIS interjurisdictional sharing, the template MOU, and possible implementation steps.
Title:
Immunization Information System (IIS) Interjurisdictional Data Sharing: Addressing Technical and Legal Barriers
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
12:00 pm Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)
Webcast
Credit:
The sponsor has not applied for CLE Credit. You may be able to self-apply in your state.
By:
The Network for Public Health Law
Speakers:
  • Molly Howell, M.P.H., Immunization Program Manager, North Dakota Department of Health
  • Denise Chrysler, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law — Mid-States Region
  • Bob Swanson, M.P.H. Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Division of Immunization
  • Mary Beth Kurilo, M.P.H., M.S.W., Policy and Planning Directory, American Immunization Registry Association
  • Moderator: Terry Dwelle, M.D., M.P.H.T.M., C.P.H., State Health Officer, North Dakota Department of Health
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

December/Ohio - What Mortgage Loans are Still Available


Continuing Educational Services provides seminars through Ohio geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
Title:
What Mortgage Loans are Still Available
When/Where:
  • December 2, 2015
    10:45am
    Cuyahoga Falls Sheraton
    1989 Front Street
    Cuyahoga Falls
  • December 7, 2015
    9:45am
    Mayfield Village
    700 Beta Drive
  • December 9, 2015
    10:45am
    Independence Holiday Inn
    6001 Rockside Road
  • December 10, 2015
    10:45am
    Strongsville Holiday Inn
    15471 Royalton Rd
  • December 16, 2015
    10:45am
    Mentor LaMalfa
    5783 Heisley Road
  • December 17, 2015
    10:45am
    Westlake LaCentre
    25777 Detroit Road.
Speaker:
Khash Saghafi is an instructor in the banking and mortgage industry.
By:
Continuing Educational Services
Credit:
Approved for 2.0 credits by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Cost:
Free
More Information And Registration

December 16: NYC+Philadelphia - Advanced Legal Writing Workshop #MCLE

This workshop will focus on honing your legal writing skills to create crisp, clear and concise work product. We will go through the initial steps of developing ideas, identifying key points and organizing them into an outline, and turning that outline into a rough draft. We will also cover tools and strategies for polishing that rough draft to achieve greater clarity, brevity, and impact. The workshop is intended for junior to mid-level associates.
Title:
Advanced Legal Writing Workshop
CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
December 16, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Videoconference Locations

  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA

Speakers
Jeffrey T. Fisher
Credit:
Pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December 15: Cleveland - Ethics and Professionalism in the Cyborg Age #MCLE

We would be delighted if you could join us for our 2015 Professional Conduct Program, where we will explore ethics and professionalism in the modern legal environment, including conflicts of interest and confidentiality issues.
Title:
Ethics and Professionalism in the Cyborg Age
When/Where:
December 15, 2015
8:30 AM EDT
Cleveland, Ohio
By:
Squire Patton Boggs


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

June 28: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Mechanical Engineering

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Mechanical Engineering
When/Where:
June 28, 2016
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:
Arvind Viswanathan & 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:
FL, TX, WA; some other states may allow credit upon self-application.
More:
http://legaladvantage.net/CLE/MechanicalEngineering.aspx

December/Web - Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Attorneys with Disabilities (Washington State Attorneys)

The December 2015 free CLE for Washington State Attorneys, courtesy of the WSBA is as follows:
Description:
In the 2012 Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) membership study, 21 percent of WSBA members reported living with a disability or impairment. Join an open and interactive discussion — with a panel that includes attorneys with disabilities and law firm managing attorneys — on the institutional and historical practices that need to be reexamined in order to build a path to a more inclusive work environment that benefits both law firms and the practice of law.
Title:
Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Attorneys with Disabilities
When/Where:
Video or MP3 recording available Dec. 1 – 31, 2015
Credit:
Approved for 1.5 AV general CLE credits for Washington attorneys. 
Cost:
FREE to all WSBA members
When/Where:
Available at this link through Dec. 31, 2015
Note: If you attended the live webcast of this program on June 17, 2015 and reported live CLE credits, you may not also report AV credits from listening to the recording.
More Information And Registration

December: Webcast - (Washington State) - Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Attorneys with Disabilities

In the 2012 WSBA membership study, 21% of WSBA members reported living with a disability or impairment. In this recorded program, hear an open discussion – with a panel that includes attorneys with disabilities and law firm managing attorneys – on the institutional and historical practices that need to be reexamined in order to build a path to a more inclusive work environment.
Learn about the legal issues related to disability for running your law office
Discover how building a more inclusive work environment benefits both law firms and the practice of law
Title:
Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Attorneys with Disabilities
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
Web-Based Recording 
Speakers:
  • Emily Cooper – Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Washington, Seattle
  • Shawn Murinko – Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General’s Office, Labor & Industries Division, Olympia
  • Stuart Pixley – Senior Attorney, Microsoft, Redmond; Co-Chair, Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association, Seattle
By:
WSBA
Credits:
AV General: 1.50
Note: This seminar was recorded on June 17, 2015, in Seattle, WA. If you attended the webcast and reported live CLE credits, you cannot also report AV credits from watching or listening to this recording of the webcast.
Cost:
Normally this is $85; however for the month of December 2015 there will be 100% discount applied at checkout for WSBA Members.
More Information and Registration

Monday, November 30, 2015

December 2: Cleveland - History of Legal Services #MCLE

Join attorneys from Ray, Robinson, Carle & Davies P.L.L. and nearby Rockside Road law firms for a special CLE presentation on the History of Legal Services.
Title:
History of Legal Services
A CLE for Attorneys hosted
When/Where:
December 2, 2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ray, Robinson, Carle & Davies P.L.L.
6480 Rockside Woods Blvd. South
Cleveland, OH 44131
Credit:
Attendees will receive 1.0 hour of professional conduct CLE credit.
By:
Ray, Robinson, Carle & Davies P.L.L.




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December 3: Cleveland - Federal Income Taxes, Bankruptcy and Collection Actions Available to the IRS

The topic is “Federal Income Taxes, Bankruptcy and Collection Actions Available to the IRS” and features speaker Anita Gill, Esq.
Title:
Federal Income Taxes, Bankruptcy and Collection Actions Available to the IRS
A CLE for Volunteer Attorneys
When/Where:
December 3, 2015
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stokes Auditorium at the Cleveland Public Library
525 Superior Avenue E
Cleveland, OH
Speaker:
Attorney Anita Gill received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University in 1987. She received her law degree from Capital University in 1990. After graduating, Ms. Gill joined the IRS Office of Chief Counsel where she continues to work today. Ms. Gill was appointed to the position of Senior Counsel in 2010. In addition, beginning in 1993, Ms. Gill has served as Special Assistant U. S. Attorney. She will be presenting on the topic of “Federal Income Taxes, Bankruptcy and Collection Alternatives Available to the IRS.”
Cost:
This CLE is free to those willing to handle a pro bono case with Legal Aid, or for those who make a gift to Legal Aid.
Credit:
3.75 CLE credit, pending

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

December 9: San Francisco - Wage & Hour Claims for People Living w/ HIV

Come learn about basic wage & hour principles and what it takes to develop a wage & hour case in light of the 2012 Brinker decision. We will cover classification of employees, calculation of overtime pay, and meal and rest break laws.
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:
Wage & Hour Claims  for People Living w/ HIV
When/Where:
December 9, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:
Lakeisha Poole, Esq. (www.lkplegal.com)
By:
  • State Bar’s Labor & Employment Law Section
  • 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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December 8: Portland, OR - The Future of the Death Penalty

Panelists will discuss recent developments in death penalty litigation, the status of the death penalty in Oregon, and the future of the death penalty in the United States.
Title:
The Future of the Death Penalty
When/Where:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
12:00 PM
Wayne Morse Suite (Room 302), University of Oregon School of Law, Portland Program
White Stag Block
70 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209
Speaker:
  • C. RenĂ©e Manes, Assistant Federal Public Defender
  • Carrie Leonetti, Associate Professor, Portland Program, Faculty Leader, Criminal Justice Initiative, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Aliza Kaplan, Professor, Lewis and Clark Law School; Director, Criminal Justice Reform Clinic; Co-Founder, Oregon Innocence Project.
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
CLE credit is pending.
Cost:
Free
More Information And Registration

Friday, November 20, 2015

FREE THROUGH SUNDAY: Justice for Trafficking Victims in the United States

Human trafficking is global crisis. The International Labor Organization has estimated that there are 20.9 million victims worldwide. The number of trafficking cases being prosecuted by the U.S. government has seen an increase since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. In this program, President of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Martina Vandenberg, discusses the state of human trafficking law in the United States and debunks many of the myths surrounding it. Ms. Vandenberg not only covers criminal prosecutions, but discusses civil actions as well, giving particular focus to restitution and the calculation of damages. A number of key cases are discussed in depth, as are the statistical occurrences and outcomes of human trafficking cases.
Title:
Justice for Trafficking Victims in the United States
When/Where:
Free through Sunday November 22, 2015
NOTE: the website says it's free until November 19, but the sponsor has extended the offer until the 22nd.
Webcast
Speaker:
Martina Vandenberg, President of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
Credit:
You must self-apply for credit
By:
Lexvid
More information and registration

November 24: Webcast - Understanding and Navigating Generational Differences (Washington State)

This seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of generational differences and how to navigate these differences within the practice of Law. Faculty will explore scenarios and situations in the practice of law where generational differences arise, such as working with clients and in the workplace , as well as introduce some tools that could be applied in those scenarios that would help to develop credibility, trust and respect across generations.
Title:
Understanding and Navigating Generational Differences
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
NOTE: Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Monday, November 23.
When/Where:
November 24, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11:30 a.m. Webcast Check in Opens
(It is a good idea to check in early, in case of technical issues)
12:00 p.m. Webcast Begins
1:30 p.m. Adjourn
Webcast - Register before 5pm November 23
Speakers:
  • Anh Vo - Executive Coach & Organizational Consultant, Collective Leadership, Seattle
  • Colleen Yamaguchi - Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, Seattle
  • Dan Lear - Director of Industry Relations, Avvo, Seattle
By:
WSBA
Credits:
General: 1.50
Cost:
Free to all WSBA members.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

December 8: Webcast - Who is at the Door? Successfully Serving Summonses and Subpoenas (California)

This one hour course focuses on California service of process statutes and process serving methodology.
Title:
Who is at the Door? Successfully Serving Summonses and Subpoenas
When/Where:
December 8, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT  
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 hour MCLE credit provided.
By:
OneLegal Online Court Services
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 18: Webcast - Providing Respectful and Culturally Competent Services to LGBT Clients #MCLE

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are incredibly diverse, are found in all communities, and have a variety of legal needs. Unfortunately, a common difficulty for LGBT people with legal problems is finding an attorney with the appropriate legal expertise who is also LGBT-friendly and culturally competent. Becoming more familiar with LGBT communities and issues facing LGBT people is key for attorneys to increase access to justice for LGBT people.
The presentation will explain the basics of culturally competent legal services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients. Please join Lisa J. Cisneros of California Rural Legal Assistance and Ming Wong of the National Center for Lesbian Rights for this presentation. By the end of the session participants should be able to:
  • understand the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity;
  • develop strategies for outreach to LGBT communities; and
  • develop ideas for how to modify their practices, including intake, to provide quality services to LGBT clients.
Title:
Providing Respectful and Culturally Competent Services to LGBT Clients
When/Where:
November 18, 2015
1:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Description:
Speakers:
  • Lisa J. Cisneros ~ California Rural Legal Assistance
  • Ming Wong ~ National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • 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
More Information And Registration

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December 3: Webcast - Navigating Patent Potholes Along the FDA’s Proposed ANDA / 505(b)(2) Pathway

The FDA has released new rules regarding the procedures for approval of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) and a 505(b)(2) application implementing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA). The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in turn has created new procedures and other ways by which they cancel, modify, and administer patent rights. The USPTO’s actions have created potholes along the FDA-proposed pathways for pharmaceuticals companies and generics manufacturers attempting to maintain monopolies. These USPTO activities may also provide an express lane for new startups in the pharmaceutical space.
The webinar will cover these topics and more:
  • Newly listed patents in the Orange Book and the ability to catch up to first applicants
  • Breaking through settlement roadblocks with AIA post-grant procedures
  • Newly listed and issued patents downshifting ANDAs into tentative approvals
  • Express lane for 505(b)(2) applicants.
Title:
Navigating Patent Potholes Along the FDA’s Proposed ANDA / 505(b)(2) Pathway
When/Where:
December 2, 2015
9:00 am PST / 10:00 am MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 noon EST.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speakers: Fitch Even attorneys Kendrew H. Colton and James A. Zak
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.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 16: Webcast - Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age #MCLE

Title:
Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age

When/Where:
November 16, 2015 - Noon EST
Webcast -Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Ethics: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas,
Vermont, Virginia, WashingtonWest Virginia, Wisconsin.
Please Note: In many states, LexisNexis applies for credit only when an attorney from that state takes the course. I have not had any trouble getting credit; it just did not appear immediately - REW.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

November 12: Webcast - The Cargo Cult of Legal Marketing Regulation (#ethics)

Hosted by:

General Counsel &
VP of Business Development,
Avvo
“Cargo Cults” of the Pacific attempted to bring back the material abundance islanders had enjoyed during WWII by replicating the circumstances associated with those outcomes. Similarly, attorney regulators often enforce outdated legal marketing regulations despite the abscence of harm that those regulations were originally designed to prevent.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:
  • How historic prohibitions on "runners and cappers" are being used to squelch today's performance-based advertising methods.
  • The prevalence of mechanically applying rules in situations where there is no risk of consumer harm.
  • A new approach bars could use to protect consumers AND the free speech rights of attorneys.

Title:
The Cargo Cult of Legal Marketing Regulation
When/Where:
November 12, 2015
10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
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By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, PA, TX, WA
For other states, consult your state's credit-granting authority.
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

December 9: Webcast - The National Coordinating Counsel’s Role In Effectively, Economically and Efficiently Administrating Asbestos Litigation

This 30 minute webinar will address the interplay between the insurer, the client and the National Coordinating Counsel and how these relationships can best be utilized to most effectively, economically and efficiently address the needs of a client embroiled in asbestos litigation. The various strategies used for handling written discovery, corporate depositions and trial counsel will also be discussed.
Title:
The National Coordinating Counsel’s Role In Effectively, Economically and Efficiently Administrating Asbestos Litigation
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST
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By:
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Credit:
It does not look like the sponsor has applied for CLE credit anywhere. From its description, it appears that this event may be eligible for credit in some jurisdictions that allow attorneys to apply on their own. Use your best judgment.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 4+13, December 16: St. Paul+Webcast Minnesota Legislative History Research

A message from the Minnesota State Law Librarian:
"I am offering a CLE on the topic of Minnesota Legislative History Research on 3 different dates. The last session (12/16) will also be offered as a webinar. If you are interested, but unable to attend any of these, I will be applying for on-demand credit and will post the CLE on our website sometime after the last session. The in-person sessions have a limited number of seats available, so you might find that they fill up fast. I would consider offering additional in-person sessions if many people are unable to sign up and would prefer in-person. Please contact me if that is the case. Thanks."
Description:
The process and resources used for this type of research –online, paper and tape recordings. I’ll talk about what we can help you with at the State Law Library and what is located at the Legislative Reference Library and the MN Historical Society.
When/Where:
In-Person sessions are at
MN Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

By:
State Law Librarian, MN State Law Library
Cost:
Free - Preregistration required
Credit:
1 credit applied for

Sunday, November 1, 2015

December 8: Webcast - Electrical Equipment Failures - Cause & Liability

Title:
Electrical Equipment Failures - Cause & Liability
When/Where:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
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Speaker:
Robert Abend is a state registered electrical engineer. He has an extensive background managing engineering hardware and software design activities. Mr. Abend also has experience directing manufacturing operations, primarily in the areas of integrated circuit development, test, burn-in, wafer probe, data processing, and computer internetwork design. He developed several manufacturing facilities including power and grounding systems. Mr. Abend is also experienced in the implementation of modern manufacturing quality control methods and has years of experience with forensic analysis.
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.

November 17: San Francisco - Housing Negotiation Project Training

JDC's Housing Negotiation Project is a limited-scope project providing representation to individuals and families facing eviction. Representation is limited to settlement conferences only. HNP is the first pro bono project of its kind, and is a project in which every single person in need of representation has a pro bono attorney. Volunteer shifts are Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. During one shift, a volunteer will represent one to three clients. It is an excellent opportunity to get valuable negotiation experience without a large time commitment. Volunteers must attend our free CLE training before volunteering for this project. After attending the training, we ask our volunteers commit to 4 afternoon sessions within 6 months.
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Housing Negotiation Project Training
When/Where:
November 17, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers:
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
MCLE Credits - 2 H
Cost:
Free to volunteers
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November 18: San Francisco - Introduction to Family Law


The 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 JDC’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 probono@sfbar.org or by phone at 415-782-8996.
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Introduction to Family Law
When/Where:
November 18, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers:
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
1 Hour
Cost:
Free to volunteers
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November 2: Webcast - Wrongful Conviction 2015: Litigating Claims of Innocence

The conviction of innocent individuals is among the issues getting increased attention as our nation looks more closely at our criminal justice system. While there are a number of ways individuals can be wrongly convicted, successfully reversing a conviction is incredibly difficult. This is an area where competent legal representation can make a big difference and where there are myriad opportunities for lawyers interested in providing pro bono legal services. Many of the recent DNA and non-DNA exonerations have occurred as a result of work from innocence organizations in collaboration with pro bono partners.
What You Will Learn:
  • The contributing causes of wrongful conviction and how to recognize these issues
  • Using DNA to show innocence
  • Post-conviction re-investigation and fact development
  • How to find and use non-DNA evidence of innocence to exonerate the wrongly convicted
  • Litigating eyewitness identification cases

This program is designed for lawyers who advocate post-conviction claims of innocence or who are interested in getting involved in this area. Prisoners’ rights advocates, as well as lawyers or law students considering pro bono representation or who want to hear about the legal issues that arise in connection with exoneration work will find this program especially valuable.
Title:
Wrongful Conviction 2015: Litigating Claims of Innocence
When/Where:
November 2, 2015
1:30 PM Eastern
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Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:

  • Chair: Vanessa Potkin ~ Senior Staff Attorney, The Innocence Project
  • Paul Casteleiro ~ Legal Director, Centurion Ministries
  • Karen A. Newirth ~ Senior Fellow, Strategic Litigation Department, The Innocence Project
  • Program Attorney: Ilizabeth Hempstead ~ 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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December 11: Webcast+NYC - Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation

Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2015 will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice.
Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals as the basis of discussion, this program will review issues concerning:

  • The attorney-client relationship
  • Who is the client?
  • Client misconduct
  • Confidentiality, conflicts of interest and privilege
  • Dealing with pro se adversaries and other third parties
  • Ethical issues faced by firm and in-house counsel undertaking pro bono activities
  • Collaboration with nonlawyers
  • Unauthorized practice of law (either by misusing non-lawyer assistants or by practicing outside one's, own jurisdiction)
  • Limited scope representation
All attorneys working in nonprofit organizations and legal service organizations, as well as those involved in pro bono practice in law firms and corporate legal departments.
Title:
Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation
When/Where:
December 11, 2015
9:00 AM Eastern
New York, NY
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This is a webcast of the live New York session.
Description:
Speakers:
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:
As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program.
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November 10: San Francisco - Representing Unaccompanied Minors and Families on the “Surge” Docket #probono

Since the beginning of 2014, there has been a dramatic increase in unaccompanied children and families with young children fleeing to the United States. Most of the migrants are from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico. Pursuant to a Department of Justice initiative, these children and families are detained and placed in expedited removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge. Most can expect to have their hearings within a year.
Through its Unaccompanied Minors/Families Program, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach has represented over a hundred individuals currently on the “Surge” docket in San Francisco Immigration Court. Learn how you can contribute by volunteering as a pro bono attorney. Our training will focus on the two principal types of relief (asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status) available to unaccompanied minors and/or their families.
Title:
Representing Unaccompanied Minors and Families on the “Surge” Docket
When/Where:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Munger, Tolles & Olson
560 Mission Street, Fl. 27
San Francisco, CA 94105
CLE credit:
Available
By:
Asian American Bar Association Community Service Committee Civil Rights Committee

November 10: Cleveland - Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Community Police Commission and Bias-Free Policing

In the next Police Use of Force program, panelists will focus on Cleveland's Consent Decree. Panelists will discuss the workings of the Cleveland Community Police Commission, a key component of the Cleveland Consent Decree, as well as bias free and community policing.
Title:
Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Community Police Commission and Bias-Free Policing

Northeast Ohio Lawyer Chapter:
When/Where:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
05:00 PM
Cleveland Marshall Moot Court room - LB 138
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Speakers:
  • Craig Boise, Dean & Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Sergeant Timothy Higgins, Supervisor, Bureau of Community Police for the Cleveland Division of Police
  • Victor McDowell, Jr., Lieutenant for a regional law enforcement agency in northeast Ohio
  • Police Chief Terence M. Calloway, Chief of Police, Florida A&M University
  • Moderated by: Jonathan Witmer-Rich, criminal law professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
CLE credit is pending.
Cost:
Free
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December 15: Cleveland - Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow

This talk is based on Sharona Hoffman’s recently published book, Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow
(Praeger 2015).
The book offers a concise, comprehensive resource for middle-aged People who are facing the prospects of their own aging and of caring for elderly relatives—an often overwhelming task for which little in life prepares us. Using an interdisciplinary approach and many personal anecdotes, Professor Hoffman develops recommendations for building sustainable social, legal, medical, and financial support systems that can promote a good quality of life throughout the aging process. The talk will focus on legal preparedness for aging and will address a variety of topics such as advance directives, the elderly and driving, end of life decision-making, and more.
Title:
Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow
When/Where:
December 15, 2015
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
City Club of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Speaker:
Sharona Hoffman, Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, Professor of Bioethics, Co-Director of the Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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November 17: Webcast - Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace #MCLE

Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace
When/Where:
November 17, 2015
3:00pm EST- 4:00pm EST
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By:
LexisNexis.

Credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

November 17: San Francisco - Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training (#probono)


JDC's full scope Eviction Defense Project provides representation to clients during their eviction proceedings. These cases provide excellent litigation experience as the procedures are the same as those involved in business litigation-discovery, motions, settlement, and trial-on a more manageable level. Before you volunteer with this project, we ask that you attend this free MCLE training session.
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorney who will go over the volunteer procedures as well as the different types of cases we place with volunteers. The substantive portion of the training must be viewed ahead of time on the Practising Law Institute’s Web site. For more information on how to view this webcast and attend our live training, please email probono@sfbar.org or call 415-782-8996 Pre-registration is required to attend.
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training
When/Where:
November 17, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers:
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
1 Hour
Cost:
Free to volunteers
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