Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October 28: Philadelphia - 2015 Philadelphia Fall Labor and Employment Seminar

Employment policies and procedures must be continually reviewed to ensure they meet company objectives and fulfill the obligations of the ever-shifting landscape of laws and regulations affecting every aspect of the modern workplace. Join us for an informative program that will:
  • Report on recent developments in labor and employment law
  • Provide practical, real-world insights into pressing HR problems
  • Highlight appropriate actions to take when faced with difficult workplace situations
Title:
2015 Philadelphia Fall Labor and Employment Seminar
A CLE Seminar Presented by Dechert's Labor and Employment Practice
When/Where:
October 28, 2015
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Philadelphia, PA
Speakers:
  • Andrew H. Braid
  • Diane Siegel Danoff
  • J. Ian Downes
  • Linda Dwoskin
  • Kate Ericsson
  • Vernon L. Francis
  • Thomas K. Johnson, II
  • Jeffrey W. Rubin
  • Shannon Rushing
  • Melissa B. Squire
  • Mari C. Stonebraker
  • Jane E. Patullo
By:
Dechert
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

November 19: Chicago - A Debate on Second Amendment Rights

Resolved: The Second Amendment protects the individual's right to own and carry a gun. Join us for the fourth in a series of National Constitution Center debates with the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society. Participants will debate whether or not the Supreme Court got it right when it ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to own a handgun. Professor Michael O'Shea will argue in favor of the resolution against Professor Carl T. Bogus, who will argue against the resolution.
A cocktail reception, beginning at 6:00 p.m., will precede the debate. The substantive program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Attendance is free of charge; however, we ask that you please RSVP.
Title:
A Debate on Second Amendment Rights
When/Where:
Thursday, November 19, 2015
06:00 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
Speakers:
  • Professor Michael O'Shea, Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Professor Carl T. Bogus, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Moderated by: Jeffrey Rosen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Constitution Center
By:
  • American Constitution Society
  • National Constitution Center 
  • Federalist Society
Credit:
1.0 hours of Illinois CLE credit is pending.
Cost:
Free
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November 4: Denver - Ag-Gag Laws: Challenging Laws that Criminalize Undercover Investigations and Citizen Science #MCLE

This panel will address challenges to state "Ag-Gag" laws enacted to protect agricultural interests from investigations by animal rights and environmental organizations. A federal court in Idaho has already found such laws unconstitutional, and other challenges have been mounted in other states.
Join us for a fascinating discussion with University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professors Justin Pidot, Justin Marceau and Alan Chen who are all involved in these cases.
Title:
Ag-Gag Laws: Challenging Laws that Criminalize Undercover Investigations and Citizen Science
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
12:00 PM
Dentons LLP
1400 Wewatta Street, Ste. 700
Denver, CO
Speaker:

  • Alan Chen, William M. Beaney Memorial Research Chair and Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Justin Marceau, Professor and Animal Legal Defense Fund Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Justin Pidot, Associate Professor with Tenure, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
CLE approval pending.
Cost:
Free
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October 22: Nashville - Nashville Voting Rights Litigation Training #MCLE

The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder effectively nullified a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the most effective civil rights law ever enacted. As a result, until Congress amends the Act, voting rights litigation will be the only path available to minority voters seeking to protect their rights against discriminatory voting laws.
Help respond to this voting rights crisis by joining the American Constitution Society, the Campaign Legal Center and Georgetown Law Center in a half-day training program, taught by some of the most respected voting rights practitioners in the country. An update on pending legislation in Congress responding to the Shelby County decision will also be included.
This training will arm attendees with the tools and tips necessary to become active members of the voting rights bar, and will provide an opportunity for new and returning members of the voting rights community to meet and strategize about the challenges to come. We need you to be part of the next generation of voting rights defenders.
Title:
Nashville Voting Rights Litigation Training
When/Where:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bone McAllester Norton
511 Union Street
Suite 1600
Nashville, TN 37219

Speaker:

  • Gerry Hebert, Executive Director and Litigation Director, Campaign Legal Center
  • Dale Ho, Director, Voting Rights Project, ACLU
  • Armand Derfner, Partner, Derfner & Altman
  • Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, Senior Dean for Faculty & Research, Duke University School of Law

By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
Tennessee CLE credit of 3.0 hours has been approved.
Cost:
Free
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October 8: Boulder - Supreme Court Term Preview

Join the ACS Colorado Lawyer Chapter for a Supreme Court Term Preview with the Byron White Center for Constitutional Law and University of Denver Sturm College of Law's Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program. This year’s preview will be held in Denver on October 7 and Boulder on October 8, featuring University of Colorado Law Professors Melissa Hart and Robert Nagel and University of Denver Professors Sam Kamin and Alan Chen.
Title:
Supreme Court Term Preview
When/Where:
Thursday, October 8, 2015
12:00 PM
Wolf Law Building
2450 Kittredge Loop Rd
Boulder, CO 80303
Speaker:
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
CLE credit is pending.
Cost:
Denver Law & Colorado Law students, faculty, and Reilly Pozner employees may register at no cost.
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November 5: Cleveland + Webcast - Institute for Global Security Law & Policy National Security Lecture

This Event Has Been Canceled By The Sponsor
Title:
Institute for Global Security Law & Policy National Security Lecture
When/Where:
November 5, 2015
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU’s National Security Project
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Arthur W. Fiske Lecture Series
Institute for Global Security Law & Policy
Credit:
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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October 21: Cleveland + Web - USA Freedom Act: Legal Changes and the Impact on Intelligence

After a heated battle that played out on Capitol Hill, the US Congress, on June 2, 2015, passed the USA Freedom Act, extending three surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act which had expired and amending, arguably the most controversial provision of that statute, section 215, which allowed bulk collection of US phone records by the National Security Agency. According to the new provisions on bulk collection, the NSA will no longer maintain the database of US phone records. Rather the NSA will have to request such records from the phone companies holding the records pursuant to an order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Both the roving wiretap and lone-wolf provisions of the USA Patriot will go back into effect under the USA Freedom Act. The new law also requires the declassification of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinions containing significant legal decisions.
While the new law has been described as a win for privacy, the security-versus-privacy debate is far from over. Certainly, the law has been a significant post 9-11 surveillance reform measure but the ultimate ramifications for security and privacy based on what was changed and what was not changed by the law needs further public discussion. The fact that there still remain numerous legal authorities that the federal government can rely on to conduct surveillance both domestically and internationally along with the continued concern voiced by intelligence officials about the threats facing this nation call for a much closer look at the effectiveness of the reform measures with both privacy and security in mind.
This talk will outline the legal changes under the USA Freedom Act and what they mean for intelligence collection. It will also identify additional existing legal authorities for intelligence collection outside the USA Freedom Act, raising questions of whether further reform may be in the future. Lastly, it will identify some of the challenges the new law will pose for those responsible for protecting the nation from threats.

Title:
USA Freedom Act: Legal Changes and the Impact on Intelligence 
When/Where:
October 21, 2015
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Professor Catherine Lotrionte is the Director of the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Professor Lotrionte teaches courses on national security law, U.S. intelligence law, and international law. In addition to teaching, Professor Lotrionte coordinates research projects and events for the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security at Georgetown. She is the Institute Liaison for the Program on Nonproliferation Policy and Law, funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, in cooperation with the Monterey Institute for International Studies’ James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Professor Lotrionte is also the Director of the CyberProject. Professor Lotrionte and the Institute focus on the role of international and domestic law in recent and upcoming developments in cyber technology and cyber threats.
By:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Arthur W. Fiske Lecture Series
  • Institute for Global Security Law & Policy
  • Co-sponsored by CWRU Law National Security Law Society

Credit:
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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October 10: Cleveland+Webcast - Copyright's First Sale Doctrine in the Digital Economy

Aaron Perzanowski 
The first sale doctrine in copyright law has enabled resale, rental, and lending of books, movies, and other copyrighted material for centuries. But as digital distribution overtakes traditional analog sales of media, what is the future of consumer property interests in the digital content they acquire. This lecture will consider potential judicial, legislative, and market responses to the growing tension between consumer and copyright holder interests.
Title:
Copyright's First Sale Doctrine in the Digital Economy
When/Where:
October 10, 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
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Aaron Perzanowski teaches courses in intellectual property and telecommunications law. His research examines the influence of law and technology on the creation and exchange of information goods. His work has been published in law reviews and top specialty journals at Harvard, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, UCLA, University of Minnesota, and UC Davis. Prior to his teaching career, he served as the Microsoft Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and practiced law at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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November/Ohio - FHA Condo Approval #MCLE


Continuing Educational Services provides seminars through Ohio geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
Title:
FHA Condo Approval
When/Where:
  • November 2
    9:45am
    Mayfield Village
    700 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village
  • November 4
    10:45am
    Cuyahoga Falls Sheraton
    1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls
  • November 11
    10:45am
    Independence Holiday Inn
    6001 Rockside Road
  • November 12
    10:45am
    Strongsville Holiday Inn
    15471 Royalton Rd
  • November 18
    10:45am
    Mentor LaMalfa
    5783 Heisley Road
  • November 19
    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
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November 2: NYC - U Nonimmigrant Status: Obtaining Lawful Immigration Status for Crime Victims

Attorneys will be trained to represent Her Justice-referred clients in obtaining U Nonimmigrant ("U visa") status in the United States. U Nonimmigrant status is offered to a victim of certain crimes, like domestic violence and rape, who cooperates in the investigation or prosecution of her attacker. A grant of U Nonimmigrant status allows an immigrant and her derivative family members to work and live lawfully in the United States, and creates a pathway to lawful permanent resident status. It also allows a derivative family member residing abroad to enter the United States lawfully to be reunited with the crime victim.
Attorneys attending the training will be assigned a case, which may involve representing a crime victim and multiple derivatives, normally her children, for pro bono representation. Attorneys are expected to commit to taking a case pro bono either individually or as part of a team. Experienced Her Justice staff attorneys mentor and consult with pro bono teams throughout the course of representation. The U Nonimmigrant Status application process is transactional and does not require that the attorney attend an interview with immigration authorities.
Please note that clients' children often reside abroad. In those cases, attorneys are expected to handle the derivative cases until the children successfully enter the United States. Her Justice will provide video CLE training and materials for Consular Processing for U Nonimmigrant Visas. Please contact us for more information.
Please note that this training is open only to attorneys from major law firms.If you have any questions, contact us at CLEtrainings@herjustice.org.
Title:
U Nonimmigrant Status: Obtaining Lawful Immigration Status for Crime Victims
When/Where:
 Monday, November 2, 2015
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sign-in and lunch at 12:00 PM
Pre-registration required (register online or see contact information)
Nixon Peabody
437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-7039
By:
HerJustice
Credit:
2.5 CLE credits upon course completion (for newly admitted and experienced attorneys only)
1.0 skills / 1.0 professional practice / 0.5 ethics
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Monday, September 28, 2015

October 30: Cleveland - Unfinished Business: The State of LGBT Rights Post-Obergefell

Pre-registration is not available or required. For questions, please email Anthony Andricks at Anthony.Andricks@ThompsonHine.com or Danielle Doza at Danielle.Doza@gmail.com.
Title:

Unfinished Business: The State of LGBT Rights Post-Obergefell
When/Where:
October 30, 2015
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room
1801 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Speaker:
Camilla Taylor, Featured Speaker, Marriage Project Director in the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal and member of the team of plaintiffs’ counsel in the consolidated cases titled Obergefell v. Hodges.
Additional Speakers Include : Professor Emerita Susan J. Becker, Ohio ACLU President Professor, Matthew Green, C|M| Law, Alana Jochum, Equality Ohio Managing Director, Joy B Savren, Attorney at Law, and Maria Shinn, Shinn Lanter, LLP
Credit:
3.5 Hours CLE [Approval Pending]
By:
American Constitution Society
Cost:
Free
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October/Ohio - RESPA & the HUD 1 Settlement #MCLE


Continuing Educational Services provides seminars through Ohio geared towards the economy and real estate with a special focus on mortgage lending.
Title:
RESPA & the HUD 1 Settlement

When/Where:
  • October 5
    9:45am
    Mayfield Village Hilton Garden
    700 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village
  • October 7
     10:45am
    Cuyahoga Falls Sheraton
    1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls
  • October 14
     10:45am
    Independence Holiday Inn
    6001 Rockside Road
    Independence
  • October 15
     10:45am
    Strongsville Holiday Inn
    15471 Royalton Rd
    Strongsville
  • October 21
     10:45am
    Mentor LaMalfa
    5783 Heisley Road
    Mentor
  • October 28
    10:45am
    Westlake LaCentre
    25777 Detroit Road
    Westlake
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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October 6: Cleveland - Picking Cotton #MCLE


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will host the Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum, “Picking Cotton,” Tuesday, October 6 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Jennifer Thompson, co-author of the New York Times Best-Seller Picking Cotton and a prominent activist.
Thompson is an advocate for judicial reform, the need to combat sexual violence, abolition of the death penalty, the fallibility of eyewitness testimony, and the healing power of forgiveness. Her strong convictions were born of a brutal rape she suffered as a college student. Her compelling testimony sent a young man to a life term in prison for a crime he did not commit.
That man, Ronald Cotton, was eventually freed thanks in large part to his persistence in maintaining his innocence and to newly developed DNA tests. Together they co-authored a joint memoir, Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption, which recounts their journeys, the tragedy that brought them together, and their mutual conviction that such errors must be recognized.
Thompson is commissioner for the North Carolina Innocence Commission and the president and founder of Healing Justice, a non-profit that works in aftercare for those harmed by wrongful convictions. She has appeared on numerous media outlets including "Oprah," "60 Minutes," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "20/20," "PBS Frontline," People, Newsweek and the New York Times.

The program is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Title:
The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum, “Picking Cotton”
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speaker:
Jennifer Thompson,
Credit:
1.0 free pending
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
Cost:
Free
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Friday, September 25, 2015

September 30: Webcast - Updates on Design Patent Law: The Hague Agreement and U.S. Design Patent Enforcement

In May 2015, U.S. patent laws were amended to implement provisions of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. U.S.-based applicants can now seek design protection in over 60 countries by filing a single international design application.
The first half of our webinar will cover the following:
  • An overview of the system under the Hague Agreement
  • Filing requirements under this system
  • Cost comparison with traditional foreign filing processes
The webinar will continue with a discussion of enforcement of design patents in the U.S., including these topics:
  • Recent court decisions involving design patents
  • The impact of recent design patent cases on patent prosecution
Title: 
Updates on Design Patent Law: The Hague Agreement and U.S. Design Patent Enforcement
When/Where: September 30, 2015
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speakers: Fitch Even attorneys Jon A. Birmingham and Conor S. Hunt
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.

October 14: Webcast - New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client

This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants including eligibility for subsidies, procedures for challenging denials and terminations of subsidies, an overview of NYCHA administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics.
What You Will Learn
  • Common New York State/City Rental Subsidies
  • Housing Court Practice and Procedure Basics
  • New York City Housing Authority Administrative Proceedings
Who Should Attend
Attorneys and advocates interested in learning about housing law for low-income renters in New York should attend this informative program. Pro Bono attorneys deciding whether to take on a pro bono housing case are particularly encouraged to attend.
Title:
New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client
When/Where:
October 14, 2015
1:30 PM Eastern
New York, NY
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in New York City.
Description:
Speakers:

  • Chair: Afua Atta-Mensah ~ Director of Litigation, Safety Net Project, Urban Justice Center
  • Speaker(s)
  • Justin Jose R.S. Lim ~ Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Office for the Aging, Legal Aid Society
  • Kamilla Sj√∂din ~ Associate Director, Housing Law, New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Diana Vaynshenker ~ Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Office for the Aging, The Legal Aid Society
  • Program Attorney(s)
  • 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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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

October 8: Cleveland+Webcast - The Role of Lawyers in Building a Culture of Health

America is at a crucial moment of both great urgency and unprecedented opportunity to change our nation’s trajectory when it comes to health – and lawyers have a key role to play. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health—has proposed building a national movement toward better health. Katherine Hatton, a Case Western Reserve Law graduate and the Foundation’s General Counsel and Secretary, will provide an inside look at the varied ways lawyers can contribute. Opportunities go well beyond traditional corporate law firm practice and medical malpractice advocacy. Ms. Hatton will show how lawyers are tackling our nation’s disparate health issues: designing programs, building alliances, advocating change, researching how law can be used to advance public health goals, and representing those who have not had a voice in health policy debates. Combined, these efforts demonstrate the key role of lawyers in building a Culture of Health, enabling all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives, now and for generations to come.
Title:
The Role of Lawyers in Building a Culture of Health
When/Where:
October 8, 2015
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Katherine Hatton, JD, is vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She came to the Foundation in 2004, drawn by what she describes as its “mission-driven approach to social change and its focus on improving health and health care for all Americans.” She views the Foundation’s Law department as a “client-focused office that collaborates with management and staff to provide responsive, value-added, and effective solutions, with an appropriate balance of risk and reward, so the Foundation can realize its vision of building a Culture of Health.” Hatton also serves as secretary to the Board of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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October 2: Webcast - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2015 (Free)

The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher. Program changes and budget cuts have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients. Several significant changes to key benefits programs have occurred in recent years, imposing new complex rules. At the same time, county staff has shrunk, and experienced workers have retired, increasing the occurrence of administrative errors and problems with clients’ receipt of the benefits to which they are entitled.
On the unemployment insurance front, while the number of applications has overall declined, we have yet to see a reverse of the recession-based trend of employers challenging most unemployment insurance benefit applications. Likewise, workers who depend on occupational licenses and related clearances for their livelihood are often denied because of a prior criminal record. Meanwhile, low-wage workers are experiencing wage theft at unprecedented rates, and relying on the Labor Commissioner more than ever before to recover their unpaid wages.
Legal aid services have also suffered funding problems and staffing cuts, with reduced ability to represent clients in these cases. Unfortunately, many individuals who are entitled to desperately-needed benefits but have had their benefits improperly denied, lowered, or terminated, or who are able to pursue gainful employment but are denied the necessary license and/or clearance or are not paid according to basic wage and hour laws cannot make it through the administrative hearing process on their own. As a result, low-income families face the very real possibility of hunger, homelessness, and overall family instability.
This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis faced by low-income families everywhere by providing attorneys with a basic understanding of common issues and strategies in providing pro bono assistance with administrative hearings. The program will focus on California law, but will also cover many topics such as due process and other rights that apply nationwide; therefore, advocates from other forums would benefit from the information and attending the program.
What You Will Learn:
  • An overview of administrative hearings low-income clients most frequently need, involving:
    • State public benefits, including Social Services claims andUnemployment Insurance claims;
    • Federal public benefits, including Supplemental Security Income;
    • Professional licensing, including nursing licenses and Department of Social Services clearance; and
    • Unpaid wages, and other wage and hour-related rights.
  • Best practices and common advocacy strategies and procedures for administrative hearings, including:
    • Obtaining evidence
    • Drafting position statements/hearing briefs
    • Presenting your case at hearing
  • Rehearings and further appeals
  • California law and practice specifics
Title:
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 
When/Where:
October 2, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
San Francisco, CA
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Carole Vigne ~ Staff Attorney and Director, Wage Protection Program, Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center
    • Steven Weiss ~ Staff Attorney and Regional SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
  • Travis Silva ~ Equal Justice Works Emerson Fellow, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute.
Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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September 25: Webcast - Representing Clients with Mental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors 2015 (Free)

You should attend this training if you are a pro bono or legal services attorney who provides, or would like to provide, legal services to clients with mental disabilities in disability cases and/or improve your representation of clients with challenging behaviors in any area of law. This two part training provides instruction on 1) components of a mental status exam and insight into interviewing clients with mental disabilities where the mental health of your client is the subject matter of the litigation; and 2) how to effectively represent clients with challenging behaviors generally. Experienced practitioners from across the state will share their expertise on how to best approach issues that arise when representing clients with mental disabilities and challenging behaviors including interviewing strategies, providing accommodations, harm reduction lawyering, and managing expectations. At the end of the morning, you will have many tools you can use to develop a positive working relationship with all of your clients.
What You Will Learn
  • Components of a mental status exam which can be used by attorneys to document a client’s behavior for a disability case
  • How to use potential questions within a clinical interview to understand functional impairment
  • Techniques to prevent challenging client behaviors from undermining effective representation
  • The harm reduction representation model, including meeting your clients where they are without judgment and recognizing alternative success outcomes
  • Legal and ethical obligations when representing clients with disabilities
  • How to provide reasonable accommodations
  • Managing client expectations and setting appropriate parameters to foster a positive working relationship and optimal outcomes for both attorneys and clients
Title:
Representing Clients with Mental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors 2015 
When/Where:
September 25, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
San Francisco, CA
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Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:
  • Chair: Sharon Djemal ~ Director, Consumer Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Elisa M. Della-Piana ~ Director of Programs, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Pamela Marx ~ Supervising Attorney, Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
  • Eliza Schafler ~ Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles
  • Patricia E. Wall ~ Executive Director, Homeless Action Center
  • Fahmida Zaman, Ph.D. ~ Licensed Clinical Psychologist,
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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September 24: Webcast - Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015 #MCLE

A major disaster is likely to strike in California within our lifetime. In the aftermath, survivors will need help to resolve legal issues related to the disaster. By attending this program, you will learn about the most common post-disaster legal issues and then be able to participate in a regionally coordinated disaster legal services pro bono effort by providing brief phone assistance to disaster legal helpline callers, in-person assistance through legal services help desks located at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), or pro bono representation.
What You Will Learn:
  • Overview of framework for providing disaster legal services
  • Types of pro bono opportunities
  • Post-disaster housing issues faced by both tenants and homeowners
  • Insurance claims process and typical issues following an earthquake
  • Eligibility, application process, denials and appeals for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Small Business Administration (SBA), and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
  • Immigrant eligibility for individual disaster assistance
  • Consumer fraud and debtor issues
Title:
Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015
When/Where:
September 24, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:

  • Chair: Tiela Chalmers ~ Chief Executive Officer, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Mark F. Anderson ~ Partner, Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer, LLP
  • Marie N. Appel ~ Supervising Attorney, Medical-Legal Project and Consumer Project, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar of San Francisco
  • Amy Bach ~ Executive Director, United Policyholders
  • Maeve Elise Brown ~ Executive Director, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
  • Tad A. Devlin ~ Partner, Kaufman Dolowich Voluck,LLP
  • Tyler C. Gerking ~ Partner, Farella Braun & Martel LLP
  • Carolyn Gold ~ Supervising Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Madeline Howard ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Julia Price Rosner ~ Employment Law Specialist and Low-wage Worker’s Rights Coordinator, Manhattan Legal Services
  • Professor Ora Prochovnick ~ Director of Clinical and Public Interest Law Programs, John F. Kennedy University College of Law
  • Kent Qian ~ Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
  • David B. Smith ~ Insurance & Risk Management Consultant, Farella Braun & Martel LLP
  • 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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Monday, September 21, 2015

October 7: Webcast - California Special Education Law

Currently, close to 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment. The California Special Education Law 2015 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of issues affecting the practice of special education law today.
What You Will Learn:
  • An understanding of laws related to individualized transition plans
  • Strategies to address crossover issues pertaining to special education and higher education
  • Unique issues in special education related to the over or under representation of students of color in special education, segregated special programs, and discipline
  • Advocacy strategies for representing students with sensory disabilities
  • How Section 504 and the ADA interplay with the IDEA in multiple areas of special education law
  • The impact of recent case law overturning attorney fees awards to school districts under special education laws and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, but affirming such fee awards in claims under 1983 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Title:
California Special Education Law
When/Where:
October 7, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Description:
Speakers:

  • Co-Chairs:
    • Elizabeth F. Eubanks ~ Inland Empire Regional Director, Disability Rights Legal Center at University of La Verne College of Law
    • Margaret Roberts ~ Associate Managing Attorney, Disability Rights California
  • Hannah Benton ~ Staff Attorney, Juvenile Justice, National Center for Youth Law
  • Jennifer Weiser Bezoza ~ Director of Education Advocacy, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dora J. Dome ~ Attorney, Dora J. Dome Law Offices
  • Gregory S. Fisher ~ Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • David M. Grey ~ Partner, Grey & Grey
  • Linda D. Kilb ~ Director, California Legal Services Trust Fund Support Center Program, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • Amy R. Levine ~ Shareholder, Dannis Woliver Kelley
  • Karma Quick-Panwala ~ Special Education Advocate,
  • Roberta S. Savage ~ Attorney, Law Office of Roberta S. Savage
  • 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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Sunday, September 20, 2015

October 20: Philadelphia + NYC - Basic Written Discovery #MCLE

This program will address:
  • Introduction to interrogatories;
  • Requests for production of documents;
  • Requests for admissions and other written discovery requests;
  • Basic drafting of these documents; and
  • Procedures for case specific targeted written discovery.
Title:
Basic Written Discovery
When/Where:
October 20, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Live Location: New York, NY
Videoconference Location: Philadelphia, PA
Speakers:
  • David A. Kotler
  • Neil A. Steiner
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
Cost:
No charge

October 15: NYC+Philadephia - Pleadings II

This program will address:
  • Preparation of answers;
  • Motions to discuss;
  • Cross claims and counter-claims; and
  • Other pleading issues
Title:
Pleadings II
When/Where:
Pleadings II
October 15, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Live Location: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Location: New York, NY
Speaker:
Will Sachse
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
Cost:
No charge

October 14: Multiple Locations - Representing Immigrant Victims of Human Trafficking and Violent Crime

The Department of Homeland Security has created two special visas for immigrants who are victims of trafficking (T Visa) and other serious crimes (U Visa). These visas were created to encourage victims to come forward, report their persecutors, and assist law enforcement in the fight against criminals who target these vulnerable populations. Come learn about how pro bono lawyers can help file these visa applications, which generally require no court appearances or interviews.
Title:
Representing Immigrant Victims of Human Trafficking and Violent Crime
When/Where:
October 14, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Live Location: Washington, DC
Videoconference Locations
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Silicon Valley, CA
Speaker:
Paul S. Lee
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX
Cost:
No charge

October 13: NYC+Philadelphia - Pleadings I

This program addresses:
  • Causes of action and the drafting of complaints;
  • Possible responses to complaint.
Title:
Pleadings I
When/Where:
October 13, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Live Location: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Location: New York, NY
Speaker:
Will Sachse
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
Cost:
No charge
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September 22: NYC+Philadelphia - Appellate Issues

The purpose of this class will be to sensitize participants to various appeals-related issues, so that participants are aware of key aspects of appellate procedures and general strategies for appellate advocacy.
Title:
Appellate Issues
When/Where:
September 22, 2015
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Live Location: Philadelphia, PA
Videoconference Locations: New York, NY
Speaker:
  • Joseph K. Hetrick
  • Jennings F. Durand
By:
Dechert
Credit:
CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA
Cost:
No charge

September 23: Stillwater - #Ethics Tips for the Family Law Practioner: How to Best Serve Your Client and Practice Ethically

The Washington County Law Library is pleased to present the following Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs free of charge. These programs are presented in coordination with the Washington County Bar Association, but membership in the Association is not required for attendance.
Title:
Ethics Tips for the Family Law Practioner: How to Best Serve Your Client and Practice Ethically
When/Where:
September 23, 2015
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Speaker:
Judith M. Rush, Esq.
Chair of the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board & Director of Mentor Externship, University of St. Thomas School of Law
By:
Washington County Law Library
Credit:
One Standard CLE Credit will be applied for.
Cost:
Free!
More:
http://www.co.washington.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1059
Minnesota

October 22: San Francisco - Social Security & Overpayments

Learn how to represent clients who are faced with Social Security Overpayments. This MCLE will cover representation from the initial overpayment notice to the administrative hearing level. We will discuss a variety of strategies, including filing a request for reconsideration, asking for an overpayment waiver, and negotiating a repayment plan.
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:
Social Security & Overpayments
When/Where:
October 22, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:
Amy Orgain, Esq – Staff Attorney at Homeless Action Center – www.homelessactioncenter.org
By:
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
MCLE Credits:
1.5 General CLE Credits
Cost:
Free to active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms
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September 24: San Francisco - Workers’ Compensation

Kenneth Martinson-Gomez is a workers’ compensation certified specialist. This training will present a precise and helpful summary of the benefits that workers’ compensation provides for injured California workers. Discussion will include the mechanics of reporting an injury, the common steps an injured worker takes to physically recover, and how injured workers can receive cash settlements.
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:
Workers’ Compensation
When/Where:
September 24, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:
Presented by Kenneth Martinson, Esq. – Abogado Gomez San Bruno
By:
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
Cost:
Free to active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms
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October 7: Portland, OR - US Supreme Court Review - A Review of the Past Year and a Preview of This Year's Docket

Title:
US Supreme Court Review - A Review of the Past Year and a Preview of This Year's Docket

When/Where:
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Multnomah County Central Library
801 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Speakers:
  • Scott L. Nelson, Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group
  • Scott A. Shorr, Managing Shareholder, Stoll Stoll Berne Lokting & Shlachter P.C. Lawyers
  • Jay Austin, Senior Attorney and Director, Program on the Constitution, Courts, and Legislation, Environmental Law Institute
  • Jeffrey C. Dobbins, Associate Professor of Law, Executive Director of the Oregon Law Commission, Willamette University College of Law.
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
CLE credit is pending.
Cost:
Free
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October 6: Seattle - Tipping the State Courts in Favor of Working Women: How to protect women and ensure gender equality in the workplace

Caroline Fredrickson
President, American Constitution Society
Join the ACS Puget Sound Lawyer Chapter, the King County Washington Women Lawyers, and the Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association for an in-depth conversation with ACS President Caroline Fredrickson of the two-tiered system that exists in our country, where some working women have a full panoply of rights, while others have few or none at all. This includes maternity leave, equal pay, guaranteed sick and family leave, and protections from harassment. Learn how judges, particularly on the state courts, as well as legislatures and work places can and should be making a difference, and enacting more progressive polices to protect the fastest growing part of the workforce.
Title:

Tipping the State Courts in Favor of Working Women: How to protect women and ensure gender equality in the workplace
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
12:30 PM
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
1918 Eighth Ave.
Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98101
Speaker:
Caroline Fredrickson is the current president of the American Constitution Society, as well as the author of Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over. Before joining ACS she was the director of the ACLU’s Washington legislative office, and general counsel and legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
By:
Credit:
CLE credit pending.
Cost:
Free
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October 6: Minneapolis - Hot Topics in Climate Law: A Panel on Legal Issues Raised by the Clean Power Plan

Title:
Minneapolis/St. Paul Lawyer Chapter: Hot Topics in Climate Law: A Panel on Legal Issues Raised by the Clean Power Plan
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Lockridge Grindal Nauen
100 Washington Avenue S
Suite 2200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Speakers:
  • Professor Hari Osofsky, Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Energy Transition Lab; Director, Joint Degree Program in Law, Science, and Technologym University of Minnesota Law
  • Michael Noble, Executive Director, FreshEnergy
  • David Zoll, Partner, Lockridge Grindal Nauen
By:
American Constitution Society Presented - Minneapolis/St. Paul
Credit:
CLE Credit of 1.0 hours is pending.
Cost:
Free
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September 28: Cleveland - From Ferguson to Cleveland: The Role of Technology in Policing

Join the ACS Northeast Ohio Lawyer Chapter, the ACLU of Ohio, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, and the Cleveland–Marshall College of Law and Alumni Association for a panel discussion on technology in policing.
Title:
From Ferguson to Cleveland: The Role of Technology in Policing
When/Where:
Monday, September 28, 2015
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's Moot Court Room
2121 Euclid Avenue
LB 138
Cleveland, OH 44115
Speakers:
  • Anthony Rothert has been the Legal Director of the ACLU-MO since 2006 and was named 2015 Missouri Lawyer of the Year. He has focused heavily on 4th Amendment Litigation and the use of technology in policing in the after-events in Ferguson. He is a frequent source for many national media articles regarding police use of force issues.
  • Gary Daniels is a lobbyist working with the Ohio General Assembly on a variety of law enforcement-related bills, including one on policing in technology. He is very well-versed in technology in policing issues, particularly those being considered throughout the state.
  • Moderated by: Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Associate Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
By:
  • American Constitution Society
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Credit:
1.0 hours of CLE credit pending.
Cost:
Free
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Washington, DC: September 25 - Voting Rights Litigation Training

The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder effectively nullified a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the most effective civil rights law ever enacted. As a result, until Congress amends the Act, voting rights litigation will be the only path available to minority voters seeking to protect their rights against discriminatory voting laws.
Help respond to this voting rights crisis by joining the American Constitution Society, the Campaign Legal Center and Georgetown Law Center in a half-day training program, taught by some of the most respected voting rights practitioners in the country. An update on pending legislation in Congress responding to the Shelby County decision will also be included.
This training will arm attendees with the tools and tips necessary to become active members of the voting rights bar, and will provide an opportunity for new and returning members of the voting rights community to meet and strategize about the challenges to come. We need you to be part of the next generation of voting rights defenders.
Title:
Voting Rights Litigation Training
When/Where:
Friday, September 25, 2015
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Georgetown University Law Center
Hotung 1000
550 1st Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Speakers:
Jessica Amunson, Partner, Jenner & Block
Chad Dunn, Brazil & Dunn
Anita Earls, Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Julie Fernandes, Open Society Foundations; Board of Directors Member, ACS
Gerry Hebert, Executive Director & Director of Litigation, Campaign Legal Center
Paul Smith, Partner, Jenner & Block
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
California MCLE of 3.0 hours has been approved. Check with your jurisdiction for reciprocity.
Cost:
Free
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September 25: Columbus - SCOTUS & SCO Term Review

Join the Columbus Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society for a review of the Supreme Court and Supreme Court of Ohio terms. This event is free and boxed lunches may be purchased for $10.
Title:

SCOTUS & SCO Term Review
When/Where:
Friday, September 25, 2015
12:00 PM - 02:10 PM
Bricker and Eckler
100 S. 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Speaker:
  • Marianna Brown Bettman, Professor of Practice, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affiars and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
CLE credit of 2.0 hours is pending.
Cost:
Free
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September 30: Webcast+Cleveland - School Prayer and Constitutional Law in Modern America

Title:
School Prayer and Constitutional Law in Modern America
When/Where:
September 30, 2015
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Sarah (Sally) Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, teaches in the areas of church and state, property, and legal history in the law school, and American religious and constitutional history in the history department.
Sally is the author The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), and The Spirit of the Law Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2010). She is also the author of “The First Disestablishment: Limits on Church Power and Property before the Civil War,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2014). This article is part of a larger project on the law of religion from the Revolution to the post Civil War era, titled Freedom’s Holy Light: Disestablishment in America, 1776-1876, which is currently under consideration at a scholarly press.
Sally is particularly interested in the legal history of religion and religious peoples in American colonial and national history, with a special focus on the relationship of politics and law to belief and practice in American life.
By:
William A. Brahms Lecture on Law & Religion, 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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October 8: Webcast - Ethics of Blogging for Lawyers

What are the primary legal issues that arise when blogging? Josh King, Avvo’s General Counsel and VP of Business Development, will review the basics of getting started with blogging, and cover some of the potential pitfalls that face bloggers in general – and legal bloggers in particular.
Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:

  • The application of attorney advertising rules to legal blogging, and the first amendment considerations involved.
  • Defamation, liability for third party comments, and the nuts and bolts of dealing with takedown requests under the DMCA.
  • Special considerations when blogging about clients.

Title:
Ethics of Blogging for Lawyers
When/Where:
October 8, 2015
10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE CA, FL, IL, PA, TX and .25hr for WA
Speaker:
Josh King
By:
Avvo
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Friday, September 18, 2015

September 30: Webcast - Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation: Protecting Confidential and Proprietary Information

In-house and outside counsel and attorneys in private practice will benefit from this thorough review of the ins and outs of non-competes and non-solicitation agreements. Plus, get drafting tips an examination of litigation considerations and learn what to do when that valuable employee walks out (or in) the door.
During the Webinar, attendees will learn:
  • Considerations when preparing a non-compete agreement or a non-solicitation agreement (employees and customers)
  • Points for enforcing/defending against non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Protecting the company when hiring someone with a non-compete or a non-solicitation agreement
  • Confidential information/trade secrets definition, best practices for protection and onboarding/offboarding considerations
  • Social media disclosure.
Title:
Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation: Protecting Confidential and Proprietary Information
When/Where:
September 30, 2015
2–3:35 P.M. ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • C. Lawrence Holmes, Partner, Dilworth Paxson, has established a track record of landmark legal successes and longstanding client partnerships. Larry concentrates on representing financial institutions such as insurance companies, finance lease companies, and lenders.
  • Eric Meyer, Partner, Dilworth Paxson. Eric B. Meyer is a Partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group, Chair of the #SocialMedia Practice Group, and Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee. He focuses his practice on employment discrimination and retaliation, workplace harassment, employee pay practices, leaves of absence, disabilities and reasonable accommodations, non-competition and trade secret disputes, employment contracts, reductions in force, severance arrangements and other contractual matters, and union/management relations.
  • Sterling Miller, General Counsel, Sabre Corporation (retired), Senior Counsel. Gober Hilgers PLLC. Sterling Miller serves as Senior Counsel at Gober Hilgers, focusing on Complex Litigation, Data Security, and Internal Investigations. Sterling joined Gober Hilgers after twenty years of successful in-house practice, most recently serving as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to Sabre Corporation and as General Counsel to Travelocity.com. Sterling also publishes a popular legal blog entitled “Ten Things You Need to Know as In-house Counsel” available at http://www.tenthings.net and you can follow him on Twitter at @10ThingsLegal.
lBy:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1.5 CLE Credits -  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, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 22: Seattle - Getting Paid: Money Matters in a #LowBono Practice

Even though low bono attorneys aren’t in business for the big bucks, they still need to get paid. Because their profit margins are tight, it is crucial that their low bono clients have payment options that result in a high rate of payment. Pete Roberts, practice management expert, will walk us through the pros and cons of various billing models applicable to serving moderate means clients and describe situations in which it is best to use flat fee vs. hourly billing. Following Pete will be a panel of three solo practitioners who will share about best practices when it comes to getting paid.
In partnership with WSBA’s Moderate Means Program, Law Office Management Assistance Program, and Low Bono Section, the SU Low Bono and Solo Initiative presents the next workshop of our2015 Low Bono Brown Bag Series
Bring your brown bag lunch and join us for this CLE to help you run a successful practice!
Title:
Getting Paid: Money Matters in a Low Bono Practice
When/Where:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
12:00 to 1:30 P.M.
Sullivan Hall, Fred Dore Courtroom, 1st Floor
Seattle, WA
Credit:
1.5 CLE Credits Approved
Cost:
Free
RSVP required
Speakers:

  • Pete Roberts is a private practice management consultant for lawyers. He is the former Practice Management Advisor in the Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) of the Washington State Bar Association for 13 years. Mr. Roberts has his MBA from The College of William & Mary and a Certificate as Small Business Webmaster from the University of Washington. He is a frequent speaker and has consulted with over 1,000 attorneys. He is active in the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Division, GPSOLO Division, and Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Peter is both locally and nationally recognized as an industry expert on issues related to the business of practicing law.
  • Yasmeen Abdullah, founder of Abdullah Law Firm, practices in the areas of personal injury, employment law, family law, discrimination, and civil litigation. Prior to starting her own firm, Yasmeen represented school districts across Washington State, local government entities, and small businesses. Before then, she was a Deputy Prosecutor for Thurston County where she handled thousands of criminal cases. While a prosecutor, Yasmeen helped form an Animal Cruelty Unit in the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. She has also completed two judicial clerkships at the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II. Yasmeen graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Government and received her JD from the University of Richmond. Outside of her practice, she contributes significant pro bono work in the area of family law.
  • Mikel Carlson is the founder of Carlson Law Firm. Her areas of practice include family law, domestic violence protection, estate planning, and landlord/tenant law. Prior to launching the firm, Mikel worked with the Seattle University Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, providing representation to survivors of domestic violence. Her work with the clinic included civil representation as well as U-Visa applications from Homeland Security. She also interned with the Moderate Means Program as a student, helping middle income clients access attorneys willing to charge reduced fees. Mikel graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Business and Finance and received her JD from Seattle University School of Law. Mikel is active in the legal community through various bar sections and pro bono activities.
  • Zeshan Q. Khan is the founder of ​Law Offices of Zeshan Q. Khan. His practice emphasizes bankruptcy, family law, and general litigation, including personal injury, small business, and real estate litigation. Prior to starting his own firm, he clerked for the Honorable Sen K. Tan in Alaska. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate degree, received his JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Masters in Law in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School of Law. In addition to his community engagement and pro bono activities, he is a part-time professor of family law in the paralegal program at Edmonds Community College.

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