Monday, June 29, 2015

July 28: Pittsburgh - Poverty Simulation

This is a unique experience designed to empower volunteers to better assist families living in poverty. The Pro Bono Center and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host a Poverty Simulation at which participants will assume roles in various families with low incomes struggling to survive from week to week. They will be given "play" money and fictional scenarios, and then they must navigate through four 20-minute "weeks," balancing and negotiating the basic needs of daily life: food, housing, energy, employment, child-care, transportation, doctor visits, emergencies, etc. This program is free for all volunteers and staff of Pro Bono Center members and organizations. The number of participants is limited to 80 participants.
Title:
Poverty Simulation
When/Where:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
(Registration Deadline: Monday, July 27, 2015)
09:00 AM - 11:45 AM
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
By:
Credit:
2 hours of Ethics CLE
Cost:
Free for all volunteers and staff of Pro Bono Center members and organizations
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July 23: Webcast - "Black Box” Data from Heavy Trucks and Passenger Vehicles

Title:
"Black Box” Data from Heavy Trucks and Passenger Vehicles
When/Where:
Thursday, July 23, 2015
2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
James Whelan is a principle engineer who specializes in vehicle accident reconstruction, mechanical systems analysis, intellectual property, plumbing systems and heating ventilation air-conditioning (HVAC) systems failure analysis. He is also a United States patent agent and reviews patents and subject products, analyzes the design or performance of the product within the scope of its associated claims, and creates visual aids to demonstrate the conclusions. He has provided expert testimony in numerous legal jurisdictions. He has worked on projects in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
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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July 24: Webcast - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2015

Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.
What You Will Learn
  • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection
  • Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • A Primer on Automobile Fraud
  • Representing the Unsecured Debtor
  • Mortgage Servicer Litigation
  • Representing the Student Loan Borrower
  • Developing a Working Relationship with Legal Services Organizations
Attorneys who want to volunteer to help low income clients with consumer related issues and legal services advocates who want to enhance their skills in consumer litigation matters would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2015
When/Where:
July 24, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:

  • Hyung S. Choi ~ Choi & Fabian, PLC
  • Amy Clark Kleinpeter ~ Hill Country Consumer Law
  • Joshua Cohen ~ Cohen Consumer Law
  • Kevin Costello ~ Klein Kavanagh Costello, LLP
  • Vicki King Taitano ~ Director, Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project, Maryland Legal Aid
  • Susan M. Rotkis ~ Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C.
  • Stephanie R. Tatar ~ The Tatar Law Firm, APC
  • Chair: Robert W. Murphy ~ Law Offices of Robert W. Murphy
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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July 7: NYC+Philadelphia - Cross Examination of Witnesses #MCLE

This course is also extremely interactive: attendees will conduct short cross-examinations themselves, and through the use of film clips and a few printed transcripts, we will distill out the essence of what constitutes and effective cross-examination.
Title:
Cross Examination of Witnesses
When/Where:
July 7, 2015
12:15 PM - 1:35 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

July 8: Charlotte, NYC+Philadelphia - Real Estate Joint Ventures

The seminar will focus on the basics of Real Estate Joint Ventures for the commercial real estate lawyer. The program will include an overview of joint venture structures, investors, distributions, and tax considerations.
Title:
Real Estate Joint Ventures
When/Where:
July 8, 2015
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Live Seminar Location: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Locations:
Charlotte, NC
New York, NY
Speakers:
  • Kathleen M. Mylod
  • Jay Zagoren
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NC, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge

July 7: San Francisco - Obergefell v. Hodges - Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

The American Constitution Society and BALIF invite you to join our all-star panel of marriage equality experts for a discussion of the Supreme Court's pending marriage equality cases consolidated into Obergefell v. Hodges.
On the panel are three of the most distinguished names in the history of marriage equality both in California and on the national stage.
Whether or not the Supreme Court takes this unprecedented opportunity to make history, this will be a powerful and compelling discussion of marriage equality and the future of LGBT rights that you don't want to miss.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of Morrison & Foerster LLP
Title:
Obergefell v. Hodges - Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court
When/Where:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:

  • Kate Kendell leads the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a relentless advocate for the rights of LGBT people that regularly brings cases on behalf of LGBT plaintiffs all across the country, including Tanco v. Haslam, one of the four marriage equality cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. 
  • The Honorable Therese Stewart is the former Chief Deputy City Attorney for San Francisco who argued before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that Prop. 8 was unconstitutional, and in 2013 her groundbreaking work lead to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. 
  • Judge Vaughn Walker, who presided over the Prop. 8 case while serving on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, was one of the first judges in the country to rule that marriage equality was a constitutional right, a decision that has served as the backbone of the more than 60 marriage quality decisions decided since and leading up to the cases now before the Supreme Court.
  • Moderated by: Fred Smith, Professor of Constitutional Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

By:
Bay Area Lawyer Chapter: American Constitution Society
Credit:
The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.0 hours of California MCLE credit.
Cost:
Free
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

July 21: NYC+Philadelphia - Use of Exhibits at Trial

A trial technology specialist from one of the major companies familiarizes the participants with the very latest technology and how it can be used most effectively to aid in both pre-trial and trial testimony.
Title:
Use of Exhibits at Trial
When/Where:
July 21, 2015
12:45 PM - 1:45 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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

July 16: Hastings, MN - Sentencing Guidelines #MCLE

The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association (FDBA)offer monthly free Continuing Legal Education sessions. You do not have to be a FDBA member to attend.
Title:
Sentencing Guidelines
When/Where:
July 16, 2015
noon–1 p.m.
Dakota County Law Library
Hastings, MN
Speaker:
Linda McBrayer, Sentencing Guidelines Commission Staff (St. Paul)
By:
Dakota County Law Library
Credit:
CLE credit will be applied for.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

July 14: Apple Valley, MN - Relief requested in OFP cases

The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association (FDBA)offer monthly free Continuing Legal Education sessions. You do not have to be a FDBA member to attend.
Title:

Relief requested in OFP cases 
When/Where:
July 14, 2015
8-9 a.m.
Noon-1 p.m.
Dakota County Law Library
Apple Valley, MN
Speaker:


Sharon Jones Executive Director Legal Aid of Dakota County (LADC)
By:
Dakota County Law Library
Credit:
CLE credit will be applied for.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 30: Seattle - 2015 CLM Washington Chapter Educational and Networking Event #MCLE

This day-long educational event broken into two separate sessions - a morning session geared toward new attorneys and adjusters and an afternoon session geared toward seasoned adjusters and attorneys.
Title:
2015 CLM Washington Chapter Educational and Networking Event
When/Where
Tusday, June 30, 2015
Registration 07:45AM - 08:30AM
Education 08:30AM - 11:30AM
Lunch/Networking 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Education 12:30PM - 03:30PM
Networking 03:30PM - 04:00PM
Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Credit:
6 General Credits; MCLE ID 397993
Cost:
No cost to attend
By:
Litigation Management Institute

July 1: Webcast - Dechert Antitrust Merger Investigation Timing Tracker

Significant antitrust merger investigations in the United States are taking longer, now approaching 10.5 months from transaction announcement to resolution of the investigation. A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted data from the Dechert Antitrust Merger Investigation Timing Tracker that shows a nearly 50% increase in investigation time for significant merger transactions resolved in 2015 relative to those resolved in the 2011-13 period.
Join Dechert’s Global Antitrust/Competition law team for a review of what is happening in U.S. and EU enforcement, why things are taking longer in the U.S., and what the U.S. experience might mean for the future of merger review timing in Europe and elsewhere.
Title:
Dechert Antitrust Merger Investigation Timing Tracker
When/Where:
July 1, 2015
9:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 p.m. ET | 6:00 p.m. CEST
Webcast - Preregister Now
Speakers:
  • Paul T. Denis
  • Prof. Dr. Hans J├╝rgen Meyer-Lindemann
  • Michael L. Weiner
By:
Dechert Antitrust/Competition
Credit:
The event sponsor does not appear to have applied for CLE credit. However the subject matter and speaker appear to meet the standards for attendees to apply for credit in some jurisdictions.
Cost:
No charge

Monday, June 22, 2015

July 29: Webcast - Why Lawyers Get Sued #MCLE

Malpractice cases stem from the same underlying issues time and time again. Lawyers who understand those issues can take steps to avoid them. Join us for an hour filled with practical tips and thoughtful insights as seasoned lawyers, Sally Field and William C. Saturley, answer the question: ”Why do lawyers get sued?”
Title:
Why Lawyers Get Sued
When/Where:
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Preregister Now!
Speaker:
CLE credit:

  • Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. 
  •  This webinar is approved for 1 CLE credit (ethics) in CO, FL, ID, KY, KS, LA, ME, NC, NV, OK, TN and TX. 
  • This webinar is approved for 1.2 credit hours (Professionalism) in MO. 
  • This webinar is approved for 1 CLE credit (professional conduct) in OH.
  • This webinar is approved for 1 CLE credit in WA (MCLE ID 404902)
  •  CLE credit is being applied for in multiple additional states.

By:
Attorney Protective
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

July 20: Webcast - Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance, Food Stamp, and Health Care Advocacy 2015

This year's program will provide attorneys with a greater understanding of public assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and will focus on select public assistance budgeting issues, recent developments concerning SNAP, and key aspects of Medicaid expansion under the ACA.
Topics to be covered include:
  • Public assistance: Tricky but frequently encountered budgeting issues
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Key eligibility and budgeting issues
  • Medicaid: Broad overview of the changes brought about with the ACA and a more detailed look at the expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the ACA
All attorneys interested in helping low-income clients with public assistance, food stamp, and health care matters will benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance, Food Stamp, and Health Care Advocacy 2015
When/Where:
July 20, 2015
9:00 AM Eastern
New York, NY
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Description:
Speakers:
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Don Friedman ~ Managing Attorney, Long Island office, Empire Justice Center
    • Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit
  • Saima Akhtar ~ Senior Staff Attorney, Empire Justice Center
  • Susan Bahn ~ Staff Attorney, Civil Division, Legal Aid Society
  • Belkys Garcia ~ Staff Attorney, Health Law Unit, Legal Aid Society
  • Nada A. Geha ~ Deputy Director of Housing, Legal Services NYC-Bronx
  • Carol Santangelo ~ Staff Attorney, Health Law Unit, Legal Aid Society
  • 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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July 22: Tacoma - Pensions and Social Security Benefits in Divorce

This presentation will cover key inputs and assumptions in the calculation of pensions and an overview of stock option and social security benefit issues in divorce. Presented by W. Cary Deaton , MBA, CPA, ABV, CVA, Principal at Dwyer Pemberton & Coulson, P.C. and CPA in Tacoma for 38 years.
Title:
Pensions and Social Security Benefits in Divorce
When/Where:
July 22, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1201 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma WA
Fountain Court Conference Room
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1.0 Live
By:
McKinley Irvin
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June 25: Webcast - Privacy Implications for Smart Devices and Social Media #MCLE

Employees who use mobile devices and commercial cloud apps to work outside the office are one of the greatest security dangers organizations face. If you haven’t started to tackle this risk or are not keeping up with the fast-paced developments on this issue, your company is exposed.
Join panelists in a 90-minute CLE-eligible webinar covering:
  • Privacy considerations for the use of social media in hiring decisions
  • Implementing guidelines for corporate use of social media, including platform-specific privacy considerations
  • Developing effective crisis management, risk analysis and platform monitoring systems
  • Creating a privacy-aware BYOD program
  • The use of personally owned v. employer-owned smart devices
Title:
Privacy Implications for Smart Devices and Social Media
A Complimentary CLE-Eligible Webinar
When/Where:
June 25, 2015
2 - 3:35pm ET
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Speakers:
  • David Katz, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • Heidi Wachs, Special Counsel, Jenner Block
  • Brock Wanless, Assistant General Counsel, Groupon
Credit:
CLE is approved or in the process of approval for the mandatory CLE states listed below for 90 minutes of CLE credit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
By:
LexisNexis

Thursday, June 18, 2015

July 23: Newport Beach, CA - A Lawyer's Introduction To Computers: Understanding Technology And Digital Evidence #MCLE

Digital data is becoming an ever-increasing share of evidence in a case. This presentation will cover the sources of that data and how to properly preserve and collect (or extract) it, combined with a survey of the tools and systems that attorneys use to manage data (electronic or paper) through the discovery process.
Title:
A Lawyer's Introduction To Computers: Understanding Technology And Digital Evidence
When/Where:
Thursday, July 23, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Newport Beach, CA
Speakers:
Jonathan Karchmer, Jim Vaughn
By:
IDiscovery Solutions
Credit:
1
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ohio: Many Cities - Civil Rights


Continuing Educational Services provides seminars through Ohio geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
Title:
Civil Rights
When/Where:
  • July 1, 2015 - 10:45am - Cuyahoga Falls
  • July 6, 2015 - 9:45am - Mayfield Village
  • July 8, 2015 - 10:45am - Independence Holiday Inn
  • July 9, 2015 - 10:45am - Strongsville Holiday Inn
  • July 15, 2015 - 1:17pm - Mentor LaMalfa
  • July 22, 2015 - 1:20am - Westlake LaCentre
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
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June 30: Webcast - Technology Addiction: Beyond Drugs and Alcohol (Washington State #MCLE)

How long can you go without internet, email or your smartphone? If your phone rings or beeps, can you ignore it and keep your focus on your client in front of you? How does our dependence on technology affect our wellbeing? A quick search on the internet produces hundreds of articles and quizzes to assess “tech addiction.” The interest in technology’s impact on our wellbeing and behavior is not limited to popular media; social science research and writing about internet addiction have increased dramatically in the past 15 years.
Dr. Christeine Terry will define “tech addiction” and discuss issues for attorneys surrounding this new condition. Attend this 1.5 hour interactive presentation to:

  • Receive practical tips and concrete resources you can use in your practice
  • Learn to identify problematic technology use (a.k.a. “tech addiction”)
  • Gain awareness of available treatment options.

Registration for the June installment of the Legal Lunchbox Series will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29.
Title:
Technology Addiction: Beyond Drugs and Alcohol 
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
June 30, 2015
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
Speaker:
Dr. Christeine Terry - Seattle Psychology, Seattle
By:
WSBA
Credits:
General: 1.50
Cost:
Free to all WSBA members.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 30: Webcast - The Internet of Thieves - What Data Security Lawsuits in the Very Near Future Will Look Like

Title:
The Internet of Thieves - What Data Security Lawsuits in the Very Near Future Will Look Like
When/Where:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Mr. Wayne B. Norris is a corporate and technical management consultant, software engineer, sales and marketing executive, financial analyst, business plan author, and physicist. He has 45 years of professional experience and 55 years of experience writing computer software, beginning in 1959 at the age of 12. He is a former Chief Scientist in the counterterrorism community and also in the environmental/oil spill community, holds five patents in nuclear sensing technology, and acts as a patent advisor. Mr. Norris has been an expert witness for issues in software, technology, intellectual property, technology industry compensation, and conduct of corporate officers in Federal and State courts.
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, June 15, 2015

July 6: Webcast - Best Practices in Patent Illustration

This webinar demonstrate proven techniques that improve figure clarity and generate top quality first drafts that reduce office actions
Topics Covered:
  • Techniques that reduce examiners' confusions and improve figure clarity
  • Best practices for working with inventors and vendors
  • Quality control - what details are examiners looking for in your illustrations
  • How can you help your vendor complete the drawings in one draft instead of three?
  • Lines, shading, text and fills for Utility and Design patents.
Title:
Best Practices in Patent Illustration
When/Where:
July 6, 2015
Webcast
This webcast repeats monthly
Speaker:
Hal Peiroway has been conducting webinars focusing on these critical areas over the last few years. Coming from industrial and product design domains, he also brings a wealth of knowledge from more than 10 years of experience working with intellectual property professionals: from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors. Patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals find these webinars very useful and are able to manage their patent prosecution in a more efficient and effective manner.
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 on self-application
More:
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 18: Webcast - The ISO Safety Risk Assessment Defense

Title:
The ISO Safety Risk Assessment Defense
When/Where:
Thursday, June 18, 2015
2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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Speaker:
Vernon Mangold is currently the vice chairman of the AWS D 16 robotic and automated welding committee. He currently serves as founder and principal consultant for Kaysafety, an engineering firm. Mr. Mangold is the former president and CEO of KOHOL Systems, Inc. He has worked as an expert witness since 1984 and has 40 years of advanced automation industry experience.
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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July 15: Seattle - Cross-over of Dependency and Family Law

This presentation will highlight the fundamentals and basics of how to manage family law cases when there is a pending CPS investigation and/or when a dependency action has been filed. The speaker will also address how this affects parenting plans and non-parental custody orders and will give tips on how to navigate both the Juvenile Court and Family Court in such cases. Presented by Nicole Wagner, an attorney with Port Gardner Law Group practicing in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties exclusively in the area of Family Law and Dependency.
Title:
Cross-over of Dependency and Family Law
When/Where:
July 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1501 Fourth Avenue
Seattle WA
3rd floor Alki Conference Room
Speaker:
Attorney Nicole Wagner
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.

June 16: Seattle - Divorce and College Financial Aid

This presentation will cover how to advise clients in a divorce to maximize financial aid for their children. The presenter will discuss how federal financial aid is determined, who fills out the FAFSA, and the criteria considered when determining financial aid, all with an eye toward two households. The speaker will also suggest strategies to enhance financial aid awards, especially in settlement agreements. Presented by Sandy Voit , MS, EdS, LMHC, CDFA, the owner of Tangible Solutions in Kirkland which provides divorce financial planning and personal finances counseling.

Title:
Divorce and College Financial Aid
When/Where:
June 16, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1201 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma WA
Fountain Court Conference Room
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.
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July 8: NYC+Philadelphia - Real Estate Joint Ventures

The seminar will focus on the basics of Real Estate Joint Ventures for the commercial real estate lawyer. The program will include an overview of joint venture structures, investors, distributions, and tax considerations.
Title:
Real Estate Joint Ventures
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
July 8, 2015
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Live Seminar Locations: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Locations:
  • Charlotte, NC
  • New York, NY
Speakers:
  • Kathleen M. Mylod
  • Jay Zagoren
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NC, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge

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July 7: NYC+Philadelphia - Cross Examination of Witnesses

This course is also extremely interactive: attendees will conduct short cross-examinations themselves, and through the use of film clips and a few printed transcripts, we will distill out the essence of what constitutes and effective cross-examination.
Title:
Cross Examination of Witnesses
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
July 7, 2015
12:15 PM - 1:35 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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June 23: NYC, Philadelphia - Direct Examination of Witnesses

This class will be an interactive process in which each of the participants presents ten minutes of direct examination of one of the witnesses from our hypothetical fact pattern. Based on their presentations, as well as a few film clips and written transcripts which are provided in their course materials, we can talk about the art of direct examination.
Title:
Direct Examination of Witnesses
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP
When/Where:
June 23, 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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July 10: Chicago - Twelfth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review

Join us for our 12th annual Supreme Court Term in Review. This Term was defined by high profile cases concerning marriage equality, fair housing, and the Affordable Care Act, among other issues. Our distinguished panel will provide their expert insight into several of this Term's cases and discuss the merits of the decisions.
Chapter supporter Mayer Brown LLP will provide free lunch for attendees.
Title:
Twelfth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
When/Where:
Friday, July 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Mayer Brown LLP
71 South Wacker Drive, 33rd floor
Chicago, IL
Speakers:
  • Colleen Connell, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois; Member, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors
  • Steve Sanders, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Steven D. Schwinn, Associate Professor, The John Marshall Law School; Member, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors
  • Joshua D. Yount, Partner, Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Moderated by: Candice L. Kline, Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
By:
Chicago Lawyer Chapter:American Constitution Society
Credit:
CLE credit of 1.25 hours is pending
Cost:
Free
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July 7: San Francisco - Obergefell v. Hodges - Marriage Equality at the Supreme

The American Constitution Society and BALIF invite you to join our all-star panel of marriage equality experts for a discussion of the Supreme Court's pending marriage equality cases consolidated into Obergefell v. Hodges.
On the panel are three of the most distinguished names in the history of marriage equality both in California and on the national stage. Kate Kendell leads the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a relentless advocate for the rights of LGBT people that regularly brings cases on behalf of LGBT plaintiffs all across the country, including Tanco v. Haslam, one of the four marriage equality cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Honorable Therese Stewart is the former Chief Deputy City Attorney for San Francisco who argued before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that Prop. 8 was unconstitutional, and in 2013 her groundbreaking work lead to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. Judge Vaughn Walker, who presided over the Prop. 8 case while serving on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, was one of the first judges in the country to rule that marriage equality was a constitutional right, a decision that has served as the backbone of the more than 60 marriage quality decisions decided since and leading up to the cases now before the Supreme Court.
Whether or not the Supreme Court takes this unprecedented opportunity to make history, this will be a powerful and compelling discussion of marriage equality and the future of LGBT rights that you don't want to miss.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of Morrison & Foerster LLP
Title:
Obergefell v. Hodges - Marriage Equality at the Supreme
When/Where:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Speakers:

  • Kate Kendell, Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Hon. Therese Stewart, California Court of Appeals
  • Hon. Vaughn Walker, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Moderated by: Fred Smith, Professor of Constitutional Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

By:
Bay Area Lawyer Chapter: American Constitution Society
Credit:
Cost:
Free
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July 14: Webcast - Foreclosure Litigation – Real World Solutions That Work For Both Sides 2015

This substantive training provides an overview of:
  • Ways to avoid foreclosure litigation by resolving disputes before filing suit, with the commentary of industry leaders representing both borrowers’ and the servicers’ perspectives;
  • Foreclosure litigation and where there is common ground - which arguments help your case, which do not add anything to it, and which actually hurt your client’s chances of a favorable resolution from both “sides”; and
  • A summary of recent decisions and developments regarding the California Homeowner’s Bill of Rights and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Loan Servicing Rules.
The half-day training assumes familiarity with the basics of non-judicial foreclosures in California, but practitioners at all experience levels will benefit from this training. The panelists are noted experts in mortgage servicing, consumer and housing law who will cover a broad range of topics in foreclosure avoidance and litigation with real-world examples.
What You Will Learn
  • Loss mitigation options for homeowners
  • Foreclosure litigation perspectives from attorneys representing both borrowers and lenders
  • Litigation strategies in foreclosure cases
  • New laws and cases affecting foreclosure mortgage servicing litigation
Practitioners who want to gain a deeper understanding of the foreclosure process in California, as well as attorneys looking for tools to represent their clients in foreclosure cases. The sessions will address issues pertinent to those new to foreclosure litigation, plaintiff or defense side, as well as experienced practitioners.
Title:
Foreclosure Litigation – Real World Solutions That Work For Both Sides 2015
When/Where:
San Francisco, CA
July 14, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Stephen T. Hicklin ~ Senior Litigation Counsel, Buckley Madole, P.C.
    • Kent Qian ~ Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
  • Nelson Goodell ~ The Goodell Law Firm
  • Elizabeth S. Letcher ~ Law Offices of Elizabeth Letcher
  • Sanford Shatz ~ Of Counsel, McGlinchey Stafford
  • Lisa Sitkin ~ Managing Attorney, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
  • Christine M. Sontag ~ Director and Assistant General Counsel, MUFG Americas Legal Department, MUFG Union Bank, N.A
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

June 22: Webcast - California Guardianship Law 2015

Description: Learn the basics of guardianship law and procedure so that you can competently represent a child or adult petitioner in establishing a guardianship of the person. This program will teach you how to represent parties in both uncontested and contested guardianship proceedings.
What You Will Learn
  • Guardianship of the Person Law and Procedure
  • Alternatives to Guardianship
  • Public Benefits for Guardians
  • The Relationship Between Probate Court, Family Court, and Dependency
  • Judicial Counsel Forms Used for Guardianship of the Person
  • Guardianship Fee Waiver Requirements
  • Guardianship Notice Requirements
  • Guardianship Investigations
  • Contested Matters and Trials
  • Cases Involving Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Undocumented Children
  • Post Guardianship Issues – Moving Out of State, Terminating Guardianship, Resignation, and Modifying Visitation
This program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys who wish to represent a child or adult petitioner in establishing a guardianship of the person.
Title:
California Guardianship Law 2015
When/Where:
Webcast
June 22, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:

  • Chair: Leslie J. Mackay ~ Staff Attorney, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc.
  • Jayne Chong-Soon Lee ~ Supervising Probate Attorney and Judge Pro Tem, Superior Court of California, San Joaquin County
  • Nicole M. Rivera Vazquez ~ Staff Attorney, Children's Rights, Public Counsel
  • Tamara Schane ~ Senior Attorney, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

July 8: Webcast - Being Smart With Social Media #MCLE

Josh King, Avvo’s General Counsel, will cover the latest decisions and opinions surrounding social media and the ethics rules governing legal marketing. Examples will be included highlighting the most effective – and ethical – ways lawyers can use social media to develop business, as well as a number of ways that social media is often misused by attorneys.
Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn:

  • The difference between inbound and outbound marketing – and why it’s critical to understanding ethical use of social media.
  • How the rules governing attorney marketing are limited by the First Amendment.
  • Why professionalism is of paramount importance in a world of easy, ubiquitous communication.

Title:
Being Smart With Social Media
When/Where:
July 8, 2015
10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
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Speaker:
Josh King, General Counsel, Avvo.com
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:

  • 1hr Ethics CLE in PA/CA/FL/IL/TX 
  • 1hr general credit in WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June 24: Webcast - The Two Faces of Establishing Patentability of a New Chemical

To be a patentable invention, a chemical compound must be new and non-obvious. To establish that the compound is non-obvious, a lead compound is selected in the prior art, and the new compound is compared to the lead compound to determine if the new compound is merely an obvious modification. A lead compound is selected by one of two methods, which differ with respect to the rationale used to identify the lead compound and how allegations of obviousness can be refuted. Given the critical role of the lead compound to the non-obviousness determination, when attempting to patent a new compound, one must be mindful of how the lead compound will be selected.
During this webinar, we will discuss the following:
  • Methods of selecting a lead compound
  • Structural similarity
  • Rational selection
  • Assumptions made based on structural similarity and how to overcome them
  • Why what is believed about a rationally selected lead compound is more important than its real properties
  • How to make others select the lead compound of your choosing
Title: 
The Two Faces of Establishing Patentability of a New Chemical
When/Where: 
June 24, 2015
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speaker: 
Fitch Even attorney 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.