Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 7: Telecon - Religious Freedom Restoration Act #MCLE

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed by Congress in the wake of Employment Division v. Smith has had a profound impact on the landscape of religious liberty over the last quarter century. It touches on all types of government laws and regulations generating frequent high profile cases in areas as diverse as environmental policy and healthcare. This course examines the history of RFRA, the fights over its constitutionality and its relevance to high profile cases such as Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell.
Religious Freedom Restoration Act
July 7, 2016
7:00 PM Central Standard Time
Free Conference Call CLE
Avraham Cutler.
One Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Iowa CLE credit.
Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
High quality, reasonably priced CLE opportunities 
There is absolutely no cost to attend this programs, and no payment is expected. If, however, you wish to make a small voluntary payment, you may do so after the program. For full information, read why this program is free. You will receive full CLE credit whether or not you decide to pay. If you need additional credits, I have additional low-cost conference call programs available. There is, however, no obligation, and you're welcome to take the free program, even if you don't intend to take any additional programs.

CLE Credit has been applied for as follows:

  • Alaska: Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in or from other states if the program has been accredited by another MCLE jurisdiction
  • Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not accredit programs for the MCLE requirement. The Rules and Regulations are predicated on the assumption that attorneys can evaluate CLE activities offered based on the guidelines and report their activities by affidavit.
  • Arkansas: Upon receipt of a completed certificate of attendance form confirming attendance at an out-of-state continuing legal education program approved by the situs state, the attorney shall be entitled to CLE credits in Arkansas.
  • California: Program is eligible for California CLE credit only if the attorney is calling in from outside of California. The program cannot be taken for California credit if you call in from California.
  • Colorado: Colorado attorneys should submit a Colorado Affidavit form along with a statement certifying that the CLE program is accredited in another mandatory CLE state.
  • Florida: Courses approved by other state bars are generally acceptable for use toward satisfying CLE requirement but attorneys must first submit a CLE Application for Course Attendance Credit.
  • Hawaii: Program is eligible for Hawaii CLE credit only if the attorney is calling in from outside of Hawaii. The program cannot be taken for Hawaii credit if you call in from Hawaii.
  • Iowa: 1.0 CLE credit applied for.
  • Maine: Credit hours for activities approved by another MCLE state will be accepted for identical credit by the Board of Overseers of the Bar in Maine upon the Board's receipt of evidence of such certification as issued by that state
  • Minnesota: 1.0 CLE credit applied for.
  • Montana: Montana will honor the approval given by other CLE jurisdictions. Simply attach documentation of the other state's approval to your affidavit at the end of the reporting year.
  • New Jersey: New Jersey attorneys who are taking courses approved for CLE by another state will receive 1:1 credit for courses approved in that jurisdiction through reciprocity.
  • New York: Attorneys may claim New York CLE hours for programs accredited Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin: 1.0 CLE credit applied for.
  • Other States: CLE credit is available in many other states if the participating attorney applies for credit. For further information on reciprocity, see the Baran CLE Reciprocity Guide.
  • Rabbi Avraham Z. Cutler, Esq: Director of the Las Vegas Jewish Experience and heads the Community Kollel of Greater Las Vegas's continuing legal education program. In that capacity he teaches lawyers and law students a wide variety of topics relevant to both Jewish and American law. Rabbi Cutler is also Of Practice Group Leader, Tax and Estate Planning, with the firm of Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler, P.C., a midsize full practice law firm headquartered in New York City with affiliate offices in various cities throughout the United States and around the world.
  • Program moderator: Richard P. Clem, an attorney and continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Minnesota. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for 25 years. He has a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul and a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota. His reported cases include: Asociacion Nacional de Pescadores a Pequena Escala o Artesanales de Colombia v. Dow Quimica de Colombia, 988 F.2d 559, rehearing denied, 5 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1041 (1994); LaMott v. Apple Valley Health Care Center, 465 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991); Abo el Ela v. State, 468 N.W.2d 580 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991).

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