Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 7: San Francisco - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2015 (Free)

Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits. Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic processes to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits. Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often lead to unnecessary hunger and homelessness. Attorneys who work with low-income people, or pro bono attorneys interested in working on these types of case, can learn the basics of public benefits law.
What you will learn:
  • Overview of CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Assistance
  • Overview of Medi-Cal and other health benefits, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Overview of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
  • Understanding of common issues that result in administrative hearings
  • Understanding of strategies and procedures for filing writs
Who should attend
Attorneys assisting pro bono clients with benefits matters through representation or in clinical settings, firm pro bono coordinators and partners, corporate law department pro bono managers, law clinic students and faculty, public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff, benefits advocates, and benefits agency attorneys and staff.
Title:
California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2015
When/Where:
April 7, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
San Francisco, CA
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Description:
Speakers:
  • Amy G. Chen ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Stephanie Haffner ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
  • Amy P. Lee ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Lisa Lunsford ~ Managing Attorney, Homeless Action Center
  • Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Patti Prunhuber ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
  • Shirley E. Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Kristen Washburn ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Steven Weiss ~ Staff Attorney and Regional SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Chair: Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • 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
More Information And Registration

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April 28: NYC + Philadelphia - Final Pretrial Matters

This session is, in many ways, a “clean-up” session, as we have discussed motions generally, and have specifically spent an entire session on Daubert motions. This class will deal with the remaining significant motions before the case goes to trial, as well as with the numerous other tasks that must be completed before jury selection.
Title:
Final Pretrial Matters
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
April 28, 2015
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Live location: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference location: New York, NY
Speaker:
Joseph K. Hetrick
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge

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April 30: Webcast - The Changing Face of Liability in Obstetric Anesthesia

Title:
The Changing Face of Liability in Obstetric Anesthesia
When/Where:
Thursday, April 30, 2015
02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dr. Steven Fogel, M.D. received his degree from the University of Missouri in 1976. He was an assistant clinical professor for the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Fogel was also an assistant professor at Washington University School of Medicine and Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He held the position of Staff Anesthesiologist at Anesthesia Medical Consultants in Michigan and AmSol Physicians of Columbus, Georgia. Currently, he is employed part-time in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Missouri.
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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Monday, March 30, 2015

May 6: Seattle - Pros and Cons of Shared Parenting: Current Research and Implications for Practice

Increasingly, legal and mental health professionals are considering parents’ requests for equal or near equal parenting time. Shared parenting is a controversial topic in family law, with strongly held and divergent opinions. This CLE will provide an overview of issues involved in determinations of shared parenting. The first part will address current research related to living arrangements after divorce, fathers’ involvement, and their associations with child psychosocial adjustment. Typical shared parenting arrangements will also be discussed. The second part will address issues related to infants and overnights, adolescents, and high conflict families.
Title:
Pros and Cons of Shared Parenting: Current Research and Implications for Practice
When/Where:
May 6, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
3rd floor Alki Conference Room
1501 Fourth Avenue
Seattle WA
Speaker:
Presented by parenting evaluator and University of Washington professor Lynn Fainsilber Katz, Ph.D.
By:
McKinley Irvin
Credit:
1 credit
Cost:
Free
Preregistration:
Please RSVP to this event by sending your name and bar number to cle@mckinleyirvin.com.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

April 30: St. Paul - Law Day CLE and Celebration Habeas Corpus, and the Magna Carta: Reflections on Representing Prisoners in the 21st Century

April 30: St. Paul - Law Day CLE and Celebration Habeas Corpus, and the Magna Carta: Reflections on Representing Prisoners in the 21st Century

Please join us for a free CLE, presentation of law day awards and reception
Co-sponsored by the Ramsey County Bar Association & the Ramsey County Law Library

When/Where 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
9:30 – 11:30 am
Ramsey County Courthouse, Room 40

CLE Credit
30 minutes Ethics CLE Credit and 30 minutes Standard CLE Credit applied for

Cost
FREE for RCBA members; $10 for non-members


CLE: Habeas Corpus, and the Magna Carta: Reflections on Representing Prisoners in the 21st Century
Presenter: Professor Brad Colbert, Resident Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law; Director of the Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners Clinic at William Mitchell; Assistant State Public Defender. 

Reception and Presentation of Law Day Awards

Following the CLE, join us in congratulating this year’s Law Day Award recipients:
Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award: Hon. Edward Cleary, Chief Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals
Liberty Bell Award: Joanne Miller, Executive Director, Criminal Defense Services, Inc.

CLE Details

The idea, or maybe the myth, of the Magna Carta is that it established the principle that government is subject to the rule of law and that the rule of law protects individual liberties against excesses of government.  Perhaps the best test of whether a government is subject to the rule of law rule is how government treats people accused of breaking its laws. As Dostoevsky declared: “A society should not be judged on how it treats its outstanding citizens, but by how it treats its criminals.”

So, how’s the Magna Carta doing?  Professor Colbert will discuss this issue and what he’s learned in twenty-five years of representing people who have been accused of breaking the law. The discussion will include coverage of ethical issues faced when representing defendants, including communication (Rule 1.4) and scope of representation (Rule 1.2). 

REGISTER
If you have any questions, please email us at info@ramseybar.org or call 651-222-0846.

Before and after the event, all attendees are invited to tour the Ramsey County Law Library, on the 18th floor of the courthouse.

April 17: Webcast - Common Ethical Issues When Serving Victims of Crime

Description:
Common ethical issues that might be encountered when serving victims of crime.
Title:
Common Ethical Issues When Serving Victims of Crime
When/Where:
Friday, April 17, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Caroline Palmer, JD, Law and Policy Manager at Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
By:
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
CLE credit:
Will be applied for.
More Information and Registration

April 2: Austin, Dallas + Houston - Environmental Incident Response: Preparing for and Responding to the Unexpected

An environmental incident can result in imminent danger or threat to human health or the environment, in addition to having significant implications for compliance and liability to third parties. Environmental incidents are typically unexpected, but, if prepared for, can be managed appropriately to minimize regulatory liability and liability to third parties.
Please join Thompson & Knight in our Austin, Dallas, and Houston offices for a live video conference highlighting the most significant legal and regulatory aspects of managing an environmental incident, including:
  • Minimizing harm to human health or the environment;
  • Reporting to appropriate regulatory authorities;
  • Internal and external communication strategies, including document preservation, privilege considerations, and communicating with impacted third parties;
  • How to respond when a civil or criminal investigator calls;
  • Coordinating an internal investigation;
  • How to address civil and criminal regulatory liability and liability to or indemnification by third parties; and
  • How to prepare for environmental incidents before they happen.
Title:
Environmental Incident Response: Preparing for and Responding to the Unexpected
T&K Compliance Lunch Series
When/Where:
April 2, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM CDT
  • Thompson & Knight
    98 San Jacinto Boulevard, 19th Floor
    Austin, Texas 78701
  • Thompson & Knight
    1722 Routh Street, 15th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75201
  • Thompson & Knight
    333 Clay Street, 33rd Floor
    Houston, Texas 77002.
By:
Thompson & Knight LLP
CLE/CPE credit:
Pending approval.


April 23: Many Cities - Estate Planning with Retirement Accounts

Attorneys from Dechert’s Private Client Group will discuss lifetime and post-death planning techniques for retirement benefits. The program will cover the fundamentals of retirement planning including the computation of required minimum distributions both during lifetime and after the death of the participant and options available for designating beneficiaries of retirement accounts including planning opportunities for surviving spouses, descendants, trusts and charity. Particular focus will be given to recent updates in the law including planning for creditor protection, interaction with power of attorney statutes and reporting of hard to value retirement assets.
Title:
Estate Planning with Retirement Accounts
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
April 23, 2015
4:00-5:30 pm ET / 3:00-4:30 pm CT / 1:00-2:30 pm PDT.
Live Seminar Locations: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Locations:
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mountain View, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington, D.C.
Speakers:
Amy S. Ufberg
Marissa M. Tribuiani
By:
Dechert
Credit:
Pending in CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX.
Cost:
No charge

Thursday, March 26, 2015

April 21: 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.
To register for this training, please email probono@sfbar.org or by phone at 415-782-8996.
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Housing Negotiation Project Training
When/Where:
April 21, 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:
2 Hour
Cost:
Free to volunteers
More Information And Registration

April 21: San Francisco - Introduction to Landlord Tenant Training


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:
April 21, 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
More Information And Registration


March 31: Webcast - The New CFRA Regulations and Other Family and Medical Leave Developments: What Employers Need to Know

Managing employee family and medical leaves is one of the bigger challenges for businesses, and as federal and California law in this area continues to evolve at a quick pace, it can be difficult for employers to stay in step with the latest compliance obligations. And now there’s a new wrinkle for California employers: Regulations updating the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) have just been finalized and will take effect on July 1, 2015. The regulations will align CFRA more closely with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and will make some other key changes, including clarifying certain employer rights and responsibilities and revising the CFRA medical certification form. In this webinar, we’ll explain what you need to know about the new regulations. We’ll also discuss other recent FMLA/CFRA developments, plus practical tips and tactics to help avoid family and medical leave missteps.
Title:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT (note time zone!)
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Miller Law Group
Credit:
California - 1.0 Hour of Elimination of Bias CLE Credit.
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

April 7: Minneapolis - WestlawNext Advanced Searching

Description:
Hands-on training from a West instructor; Focus on databases available in HCLL
Title:
WestlawNext: Advanced Searching
When/Where:
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.:

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hennepin County Law Library
300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Register:
Online or call 612-348-3024
By:
Hennepin County Law Library
Credit:
1 hour CLE credit
Cost:
No charge

April 29: Chicago - Providing #ProBono Services #MCLE



Decalogue Society of Lawyers

"Justice, Justice shalt thou pursue"

Register now! for seats are limited.
Title:
Providing Pro Bono Services
When/Where:
Wednesday April 29, 2015
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM CDT
134 North LaSalle, Room 775
Chicago, IL
Speaker:
Patricia Nelson, Director, Chancery Court Access to Justice Program, CVLS
By:
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Credit:
1 Hour CLE credit
Cost:
Free
More:
http://www.decaloguesociety.org/Pages/LegalEducation.aspx

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

April 17: San Francisco - Providing Pro Bono Assistance to Minors in Immigration Matters

Experienced immigration lawyers and an immigration judge will provide attendees with an introduction to representing children in removal proceedings, including why the children are in the U.S. and why they need legal assistance. Panelists will discuss immigration court procedures and possible forms of relief including asylum, T visas (trafficking), U visas (crime victims, including trafficking victims), SIJS visas (special immigrant juvenile status) and DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals).
Title:
Providing Pro Bono Assistance to Minors in Immigration Matters
When/Where:
Friday, April 17, 2015
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pacific Time
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St
San Francisco, CA
By: 
American Bar Association Business Law, American Bar Association Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants
CLE Credit
Pregistration Required:
RSVP  Leslie.Archer@americanbar.org by April 13th.
Speakers:
  • Christina Fiflis, Chair, ABA Commission on Immigration
  • Angie Junck, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Hon. Dana Leigh Marks, National Association of Immigration Judges.
    Cost:
    Free.

    April 15: San Francisco - Introduction to Family Law Training

    Our 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 Training
    When/Where:
    April 15, 2015
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    BASF Conference Center
    301 Battery Street
    3rd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Program Repeats April 15
    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
    More Information And Registration

    Monday, March 23, 2015

    April 2: Cleveland - Can Jurors Understand the Mental State Categories Employed in the Criminal Law?

    Kenneth W. Simons
    Title:
    Can Jurors Understand the Mental State Categories Employed in the Criminal Law?
    When/Where:
    Thursday, April 2, 2015
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
    1801 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    (Moot Court Room)
    Speaker:
    Kenneth W. Simons is Professor of Law and the Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law at Boston University School of Law, where he has taught Criminal Law, Torts, Constitutional Law, and seminars on the Law and Ethics of War, the Philosophy of Punishment, and the Idea of Equality. He is currently co-Reporter of the Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons. He is a leading scholar on the topic of assumption of risk in tort law, and has published an influential series of articles on the nature and role of mental states in criminal law, tort, and constitutional law. He also has written widely on bias crimes, contributory negligence, corrective justice, the logic of egalitarian norms, mistake and impossibility in criminal law, negligence as a moral and legal concept, and strict liability.
    By:
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    Credit:
    1 free pending
    Cost:
    Free and open to the public.
    More Information

    Sunday, March 22, 2015

    March 31: NYC + Philadelphia - Expert Depositions

    The purpose of this class is to prepare the participants for what has become probably the most important aspect of contemporary litigation - the deposition of expert witnesses: your own and the other side's.
    Title:
    Expert Depositions
    A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
    When/Where:
    March 31, 2015
    12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • New York via video conference
    Speaker:
    Joseph K. Hetrick
    By:
    Dechert
    Credit:
    CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
    Cost:
    No charge

    April 22: Chicago - Appellate Procedure #MCLE


    Decalogue Society of Lawyers

    "Justice, Justice shalt thou pursue"

    Preregistration required; seats are limited.
    Title:
    Appellate Procedure
    When/Where:
    April 22, 2015
    12:15-1:15pm
    134 North LaSalle, Room 775
    Chicago, IL
    Speaker:
    Justice Stuart E. Palmer
    By:
    Decalogue Society of Lawyers
    Credit:
    1 Hour CLE credit
    Cost:
    Free
    More:
    http://www.decaloguesociety.org/Pages/LegalEducation.aspx

    April 8: Cleveland - Cleveland's Consent Decree - The Path Forward #MCLE

    Join the Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, ACLU of Ohio, and the Cleveland–Marshall College of Law and Alumni Association for a discussion featuring Carole Rendon, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Professor David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
    Our guests will focus their remarks on the consent decree being negotiated between the Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland. In so doing, they will discuss the consent-degree-negotiation process, explore the hot-button issues at the center of those negotiations, and, based on successful and unsuccessful consent decrees instituted in other cities, discuss how to create effective and enforceable solutions to the problems identified in the DOJ’s investigation.
    Title:
    Cleveland's Consent Decree - The Path Forward
    Cleveland, OHWhen/Where:
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Moot Court Room
    1801 Euclid Avenue
    Speakers:
    • Carole Rendon, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
    • Professor David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    • Moderator: Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
    By:
    American Constitution Society
    Credit:
    CLE credit of 1.0 hours is pending for this event.
    Cost:
    Free
    More Information And Registration

    Saturday, March 21, 2015

    May 11-14: Seattle - Judging Hillis, Clark, Martin & Peterson Appellate Advocacy Competition #MCLE Credit

    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. For your service as a judge, you may receive free CLE credits.
    Title:
    Judging Hillis, Clark, Martin & Peterson Appellate Advocacy Competition
    When/Where:
    Monday, May 11, 2015 through Thursday, May 14, 2015
    5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
    6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
    6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.
    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
    Register now; space is limited

    April 2: Web - Ethics of Using Technology to Market Your Law Firm

    With changes to technology and the model rules it is important that you understand both what techniques you should be using to drive business to your law firm and the ethical implications of those tactics. From establishing your website, rating sites like Avvo and Yelp, mobile technologies, and new online advertising opportunities – we are going to dive into the best strategies you can use ethically.
    Title:
    Ethics of Using Technology to Market Your Law Firm
    When/Where:
    April 2, 2015
    10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Speaker:
    Jabez LeBret, CIO, Get Noticed Get Found, Inc.
    By:
    Avvo.com
    Credit:
    • Ethics Credit 1.0 Hour in CA and PA
    • This course material has received previous MCLE accreditation in the following states and may be available for reciprocal credit: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MA, MO, NB, NM, NV, OH, PA, TN, WY
    Cost:
    Free. Pre-registration required.
    More Information And Registration

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    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    April 4: Seattle - Working To Deadline: A Lawyer Making His Last Years Count

    Bob Dickerson
    What lawyer wants to "die at your desk", with your only legacy a pile of paperwork completed?

    Attorney Bob Dickerson, longtime member of the World Peace Through Law Section, faced this issue when his doctor said he had inoperable cancer. Given 1-20 years to live, Bob reevaluated his life and career, and put his time and skills into public service.

    Along the way, he's had a good time, made a decent living, and picked up a few tips on how to "do well while doing good".

    Bob's going to share what he's learned ... and is still learning ... Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10am. You are invited!
    Title:
    Working To Deadline: A Lawyer Making His Last Years Count
    When/Where:
    Saturday, April 4, 2015
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Doors open 9:30 - come early and mingle!
    Fifth Floor Conference Room
    Wilson Smith Cochran & Dickerson
    901 Fifth Ave
    Seattle, WA
    PreRegister:
    http://tinyurl.com/bob-april4
    CLE Credit:
    To Be Applied For. Not Guaranteed. But Then, What Is?
    Cost:
    Pay It Forward.
    NOTES:
    "I learned to use my voice to change the world... Don’t be sitting in the bleachers at this historic moment."
    — Bob Dickerson, RESULTS volunteer

    More Information And Registration

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    April 14: NYC+Philadelphia - Daubert Motions

    This program will address:
    • The importance of Daubert motions in today's litigation;
    • What is the law on permissible expert testimony; and
    • Drafting motions to exclude experts or in defense of your own experts.
    Title:
    Daubert Motions
    A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
    When/Where:
    April 14, 2015
    12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
    • New York, NY
    • Philadelphia, PA via videoconference
    Speaker:
    Joseph K. Hetrick
    By:
    Dechert
    Credit:
    CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
    Cost:
    No charge

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    April 15: Philadelphia - Probating Estates and an Alternative to Probate in Philadelphia – Homeownership Issues

    Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, invites you to a
    free CLE training.
    This seminar will delve into the probate process and an alternative to probate (§ 3546 Petition) as avenues to transfer legal title of homes into VIP clients’ names. It will concentrate on the unique issues that low-income clients frequently encounter in obtaining title to a family property, including how to utilize the financial assistance of the Tangled Title Fund in representing these clients.
    Keeping low-income Philadelphians in their homes is critical to keeping families from becoming homeless and in helping people break the cycle of poverty. It also combats the occurrence of abandoned properties and neighborhood blight.
    Title:
    Probating Estates and an Alternative to Probate in Philadelphia – Homeownership Issues
    When/Where:
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Pepper Hamilton LLP
    3000 Two Logan Square
    Eighteenth and Arch Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799
    By:

    • Philadelphia VIP
    • Philadelphia Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Law Section.

    Speakers:
    This seminar will be taught by Carole B. Sheffield, shareholder at Anderson Kill PC, and Roxane L.
    Crowley, staff attorney at VIP.
    Credit:
    Attorneys receive 2 free CLE credits if they accept a VIP case within 6 months of the training. Please visit
    https://phillyvip.org/content/training-registration-form, to reserve your space.
    More Information And Registration

    April 17: Cleveland - How Money In Politics Matter (Lawrence Lessig)

    Professor Lessig
    Title:
    How Money In Politics Matter (Lawrence Lessig)
    When/Where:
    Friday, April 17, 2015
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
    1801 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    (Moot Court Room) [map]
    Speaker:
    Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
    A lawyer and activist, Lessig spent a decade arguing for sensible intellectual property law, updated for the digital age. He was a founding board member of Creative Commons, an organization that builds better copyright practices through principles established first by the open-source software community.
    Lessig has shifted focus to American politics and in 2011, founded Rootstrikers, an organization dedicated to changing the influence of money in Congress. In his latest book, Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It, Lessig focuses on how far the U.S. has spun off course — and how citizens can regain control.
    CLE credit: 
    1.0 free pending
    By:
    Cleveland-Marshall School of Law
    More Information

    April 10: Cleveland - Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

    Title:
    Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium
    When/Where:
    Friday, April 10, 2015
    8:30am - 1:00pm
    1801 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    (Moot Court Room)
    By:
    Greater Cleveland Film Commission and Sports Lawyers Association
    CLE credit: 
    4 free pending
    More Information

    April 15: Seattle - Intro to Army Law & Regs for Civilian Attorneys

    This CLE will give a basic overview of the Army, military justice, and law and administrative processes so civilian attorneys can better advise and represent military clients. This overview will address interplay between the civilian legal process and the military system.
    Title:
    Intro to Army Law & Regs for Civilian Attorneys
    When/Where:
    April 15, 2015
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    1201 Pacific Avenue
    Tacoma WA
    Fountain Court Conference Room
    Speaker:
    Maj. Alex Straub , a Judge Advocate (attorney) for the Washington National Guard and Chair of the WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section.
    By:
    McKinley Irvin
    Credit:
    1 credit
    Cost:
    Free
    Preregistration:
    Please RSVP to this event by sending your name and bar number to cle@mckinleyirvin.com.

    March 24: Hot Topics in Cybersecurity: Managing Risk and Safeguarding Your Practice (Many Locations)

    Cybersecurity is a pressing issue for many clients and, as a result, it is an important issue that needs addressing. Although a certain amount of data security relies on technology and equipment, the behavior and work practices of your firm’s employees play an equally important role in ensuring your firm’s data – and your clients’ data -- remains secure. This program will not only give you insight into many of the pressing security issues facing the industry today, but also provide you guidance around best practices that help you work in ways intended to keep information secure.
    The session includes an overview of the latest information on law firm security from industry experts, and will introduce a number of resources for your ongoing reference to help build the skills you need to work with technology safely and with an eye toward protecting firm and client data.
    Title:
    Hot Topics in Cybersecurity: Managing Risk and Safeguarding Your Practice
    When/Where:
    March 24, 2015
    4:00-5:30 pm ET / 3:00-4:30 pm CT / 1:00-2:30 pm PDT.
    Live Seminar Locations:
    • Boston, MA
    • Mountain View, CA
    • Philadelphia, PA
    Videoconference Locations:
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Chicago, IL
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • New York, NY
    • Princeton, NJ
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Washington, D.C.
    Speakers:
    • Vandya L. Swaminathan
    • Timothy C. Blank
    • Dwayne Steinway
    • Julia Montgomery
    By:
    Dechert
    Credit:

    • CLE credit is pending in CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX.
    • Credit may be available in other states that enjoy reciprocity.

    Cost:
    No charge

    April 22: Chicago - Appellate Procedure


    Decalogue Society of Lawyers

    "Justice, Justice shalt thou pursue"

    Preregistration required; seats are limited.
    Title:
    Appellate Procedure
    When/Where:
    April 22, 2015
    12:15-1:15pm
    Room 775
    134 N LaSalle
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Speaker:
    Justice Stuart E. Palmer
    By:
    Decalogue Society of Lawyers
    Credit:
    1 Hour CLE credit
    Cost:
    Free
    More:
    http://www.decaloguesociety.org/Pages/LegalEducation.aspx

    March 19: Web - Shared-Use Agreements to Support Public Health: Evidence-Based Best Practices and Lessons from the Field

    As obesity levels continue to rise in the United States, public health authorities are seeking opportunities to encourage physical activity within communities. Research has shown that there is a positive association between proximity to parks and recreational facilities and increased physical activity levels.
    Shared-use agreements and community use policies in many cases represent a cost-effective way to open school property to programming shared between schools and community-based groups that are aimed at increasing physical activity.
    This webinar will explore the nature of shared-use agreements and community use policies and their potential impact on communities. Attendees will hear from researchers and legal experts who will offer evidence-based best practices, as well as experiences from the field.
    Title: 
    Shared-Use Agreements to Support Public Health: Evidence-Based Best Practices and Lessons from the Field
    When/Where:
    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    1 p.m. ET.
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Speakers:
    • Tony Kuo, M.D., M.S.H.S., Deputy Director for the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
    • Ben Winig, J.D., M.P.H., Senior Staff Attorney from ChangeLab Solutions
    • Natasha Frost, J.D., Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
    • Moderator: Brittney Bauerly, J.D., Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law — Northern Region
    By:
    Credit:
    Attendees may qualify for CLE credit through ASLME. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states, and will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
    More Information And Registration

    March 25: Pittsburgh - Police, Law, Race and Criminal Justice Post-Ferguson

    A discussion on the intersections of policing, race and criminal justice. We will focus our discussion on the impacts of Ferguson in regards to the future of policing and our criminal justice system.
    Title:

    Police, Law, Race and Criminal Justice Post-Ferguson
    When/Where:
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    Barco Law Building - Alcoa Room
    3900 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Speaker:
    Professor David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    By:

    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    • Pittsburgh Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society

    Credit:
    CLE credit of 1.5 hours is pending for this event.
    Cost:
    Free
    More Information And Registration

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    April 8: Seattle - Overview of Domestic Violence

    This session will provide an overview of domestic violence, including types of violence, different types of Orders of Protection, risk factors and protective factors, and the effects of domestic violence on children, couples, and individuals. This CLE will also examine recent statistics and case law on domestic violence. Presented by Deborah Bianco , a family law attorney in Bellevue and family law commissioner pro tem in King County Superior Court.
    Title:
    Overview of Domestic Violence
    When/Where:
    April 8, 2015
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    3rd floor Alki Conference Room
    1501 Fourth Avenue
    Seattle WA
    Speaker:
    By:
    McKinley Irvin
    Credit:
    1 credit
    Cost:
    Free
    Preregistration:
    Please RSVP to this event by sending your name and bar number to cle@mckinleyirvin.com.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    April 2: Webcast - Social Media #Ethics for Lawyers

    As lawyers expand their involvement in social media, they need to be aware of emerging ethical violations that may result from their online activities. As a lawyer and the author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media and two more books on social media and the law, John Browning has spent a great deal of time examining this issue and will offer some valuable insight into emerging issues. Sally Field is an attorney of more than 30 years and has spoken on numerous ethics topics over the years. She will offer attendees perspective on how the Model Rules of Professional Conduct translate to social media.
    Title:
    Social Media Ethics for Lawyers
    When/Where:
    April 2, 2015
    Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
    Preregister Now!
    Speaker:
    • John Browning, J.D.
    • Sally Field, J.D. 
    CLE credit:
    • 1 Credit (Ethics): AL, AR, CO, FL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, ME, NV, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT and VT
    • 1 Credit: CA, NJ.
    • 1.2 Credit: MO.
    By:
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    March 26: Webcast - PTAB Trial Practice: Insights from a Former USPTO Judge

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    With the rise of post-issuance proceedings, an increasing number of lawyers are presenting to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) with little prior experience. Moreover, the makeup of the PTAB has changed significantly in the past four years, tripling in size from about 75 judges to over 225 judges, many of whom lack substantial judicial experience. That, along with the large backlog of ex parte and inter partes cases pending before the PTAB, can greatly affect post-issuance proceedings. So what should petitioners and patent holders know as they approach a post-issuance review? And what’s behind the relatively high fees in these proceedings?

    During this program, Fitch Even counsel and former Administrative Patent Judge Kenneth W. Hairston will share his insights on trial practice before the PTAB, addressing these topics and more:
    • How to gain a judge’s attention in a post-issuance proceeding
    • How the backlog of PTAB cases may impact your post-issuance proceeding
    • Understanding the costs involved
    • How to work with PTAB trial practice rules to save time and money
    • Sound, effective approaches to conducting the litigation
    Title:
    PTAB Trial Practice: Insights from a Former USPTO Judge
    When/Where:
    March 26, 2015, at 9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT. Live webcast; registration required.
    Speaker:
    Fitch Even counsel former Administrative Patent Judge Kenneth W. Hairston
    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.
    More Information and Registration

    April 7: Web - Will Your Playground’s Surface Measure Up to Today’s Standards?

    Title:

    Will Your Playground’s Surface Measure Up to Today’s Standards?
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Speaker:
    Tom Bowler has been an expert witness for plaintiff and defense attorneys throughout the United States for 22 years. He has handled approximately 350 cases within that time span and has dealt with physical education, recreation, athletics, and playgrounds cases.
    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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    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Web: Introduction to Boolean (Keyword) Searches #MCLE

    Title:
    Introduction to Boolean (Keyword) Searches 
    When/Where:
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Noon-1PM Eastern
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific
    Webcast - Preregistration Required
    2015 Program Schedule:
    • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
    • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
    • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
    • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
    • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
    • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
    • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
    • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
    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:
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    Sunday, March 8, 2015

    April 15: Cleveland - Will the Supreme Court Upend The Affordable Care Act?

    Description:
    Title:
    Will the Supreme Court Upend The Affordable Care Act?
    When/Where:
    April 15, 2015
    12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
    Moot Courtroom (A59)
    Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    11075 East Boulevard
    Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
    Speakers:

    • Professor Jonathan Adler, Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Professor Joseph White, Chair, Department of Political Science; Director, Center for Policy Studies, Case Western Reserve University
    • Miles J. Zaremski, Zaremski Law Group

    By:
    The Elena and Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    Credit:
    1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
    Cost:
    Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
    More Information and Registration

    April 9: Web - Ethics of Blogging for Lawyers

    Discuss ways to help lawyers and law firms get comfortable with the rapid proliferation of online feedback and the most effective – and ethical – ways to respond.
    Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:

    • The spread of online feedback via social media and review sites, and the importance of this trend to professional services and reputation
    • Why suing for defamation is the technique of last resort
    • Avoid violating the ethics rules around misleading advertising and attorney-client confidences when responding to online feedback

    Title:
    Ethics of Blogging for Lawyers 
    When/Where:
    April 9, 2015
    10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Speaker:
    Josh King, Avvo's General Counsel and VP of Business Development
    By:
    Avvo.com
    Credit:
    1 hour Ethics CLE in CA/FL/IL/PA/TX/WA
    Cost:
    Free. Pre-registration required.
    More Information And Registration

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