Monday, May 30, 2016

On-Demand: Webcast - Crisis Management for the In-House Counsel: Brand Protection in High Exposure Litigation

Every corporation will face a crisis at some point. While attorneys are usually concerned with preserving legal arguments and limiting liability, corporate counsel must also consider the impact in the court of public opinion. Nixon-Peabody Partner and Crisis Management Specialist Scott O'Connell and public relations expert Mike Lawrence discuss the tension created between those two courts. They examine the benefits of assembling a crisis management team before a crisis occurs and the importance of brand protection in the early stages of crisis management.

Mr. O'Connell and Mr. Lawrence explore seven phases of brand protection during a high exposure crisis: setting the stage, identifying a crisis, launching a call to action, showing your cards, reaching the public, and finishing the job. Throughout this course, the presenters offer best practices to ensure that your client or company weathers the storm.
Title:
Crisis Management for the In-House Counsel: Brand Protection in High Exposure Litigation

When/Where:

On-Demand Training
Register Now!
Speakers:

  • Scott O'Connell
  • Mike Lawrence
  • Tom Hagy

By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most (but not all) states that allow online credits.
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June 23: Webcast - Pursuing Health Equity: Promising Practices in Policy and Law

According to Healthy People 2020, health equity can be defined as the “attainment of the highest level of health for all people,” regardless of one’s race, gender, nationality, age, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status. Health equity concerns disparities in health that can be traced to unequal, systemic economic, and social conditions, and requires an understanding of not only how health is governed, but also how law and legal frameworks can be used to reduce barriers and increase access to health. Despite significant improvements in the health of the overall population, health inequities in America persist. Legal approaches and tools are increasingly becoming a means for maximizing equity. In fact, the nation’s health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, has been called the “best opportunity in a generation to promote health equity.” From passing laws to protect vulnerable and disparate populations to implementing policies and programs that provide access to legal support in conjunction with medical care, there are increasing models of how law and legal tools can be used to pursue health equity.
This webinar, co-sponsored by CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law, will focus on promising practices, based in law, to address health equity issues through drug abuse treatment and overdose prevention, Medical-Legal Partnerships, and interventions in domestic violence and homelessness.
Title:
Pursuing Health Equity: Promising Practices in Policy and Law
When/Where:
Thursday, June 23
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (ET).
Webcast - Register Now
Speakers:
  • Janet Goode, J.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, University of Memphis School of Law and Director, Memphis Child Medical Legal Partnership
  • Corey Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., Senior Attorney, National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law -- Southeastern Region
  • Mathew Swinburne, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law -- Eastern Region
  • Moderator: Fahruk Akinyele, M.P.H., Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development Coordinator/ORISE Fellow, Public Health Law Program, CDC
Credit:
Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
By:
The Network for Public Health Law
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

May: Webcast - Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace
When/Where:
Multiple Webcasts Throughout April 2016 - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis.

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 26: Webcast - Ethical Social Media Use In 3 Easy Steps (#ethics #MCLE )

In this webinar, Dan Lear, Avvo’s Director of Industry Relations, provides attorneys with a common sense approach to social media. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn:
  • Legal ethics surrounding social media use – and why you shouldn’t be afraid
  • Constitutional law that backs up lawyer social media use
  • Practical tips for dealing with grey areas that arise with emerging social media trend.
Title:
Ethical Social Media Use In 3 Easy Steps
When/Where:
May 26, 2016
10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dan Lear
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, OH, NV, NY, PA, TX, and WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
Ethical social media use in 3 easy steps
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

June 3: Bremerton, Olympia, Shelton - Passport to the Moderate Means Market #MCLE

This one hour and 20 minute presentation will provide members with information and connections to the WSBA programs, resources and communities that focus on serving the legal needs of moderate mean clients.Topics include:
  • Price Point: Setting and Adjusting Fees Properly
  • Free Referrals: Learn About the WSBA Moderate Means Program
  • What Communities Support my Practice?
Title:
WSBA on Location: Passport to the Moderate Means Market
When/Where:
June 3, 2016
Speakers:
  • Charity Anastasio - Law Office Management Assistance Program Advisor, WSBA
  • Ana Selvidge - WSBA New Lawyer, Mentorship and Public Service Programs Manager, WSBA
Credit:
0.25 Ethics and 0.50 General
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

June 13: NYC - Managing the Renewable Grid: A Transatlantic Dialogue (NYU Energy Policy Discussion Series) #MCLE

In 2015, renewable energy resources supplied approximately 33% of Germany’s electricity demand. Yet, despite the influx of intermittent resources, the German grid appears as reliable as ever. If anything, reliability has improved in recent years. What regulatory and technical innovations has Germany implemented to accomplish this feat and what challenges has it encountered along the way? The upcoming event will examine the German experience and the lessons it may hold for New York State. The panel will also provide an update on initiatives underway in New York to help manage an increasingly renewable power system.
Title:
Managing the Renewable Grid: A Transatlantic Dialogue (NYU Energy Policy Discussion Series)
When/Where:
Monday, June 13, 2016
9am-11am
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
110 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
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Speakers:
  • Jens Acker, Counselor, Energy and Climate Policy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • David Edelson, Manager, Operations Performance and Analysis, New York ISO
  • Dr. Annegret Groebel, Director, International Coordination, German Federal Network Agency
  • Damian Sciano, Director, Distributed Resource Integration at Consolidated Edison
  • Eleanor Stein, Visiting Professor at Albany Law School; former Reforming the Energy Vision Project Manager, New York Public Service Commission
Credit:
1.5 credits of CLE are available in the Areas of Professional Practice category. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional.
BY:
This event has been made possible through the generous support of Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 19: Webcast - If You’re Not on Facebook You’re Committing Malpractice #MCLE

Can you imagine cross-examining a witness about a telephone call if you’d never used a telephone before? It sounds ridiculous, but that’s precisely where many attorneys find themselves today when it comes to social media. With most of the population now using one or more of these tools to communicate, it’s increasingly dangerous for attorneys to blithely ignore social media and other developing technologies.
Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:
  • The growing number of ethics opinions addressing social media, and the obligation of attorneys to be familiar with them.
  • How to think about counseling clients on use of social media during a pending matter — and the attorney’s own use.
  • The intersection between competency requirements and changes in law office technology.
Title:
If You’re Not on Facebook You’re Committing Malpractice
When/Where:
May 19, 2016
10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
CA, FL, IL, OH, NV, NY, PA, TX and WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

May 18: Webcast - The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons in Public Health, Law and Ethics

The Flint water crisis is currently on the minds of many in public health. In 2014, while under the control of an emergency manager appointed by the State of Michigan to oversee city operations and control finances, Flint changed its source of water to the Flint River in a cost-cutting measure. Subsequently, elevated lead levels were detected in Flint's children. The effects of elevated lead will negatively impact the health of the community, especially its children, for years. This webinar, co-sponsored by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law, will examine emergency manager laws and the Safe Drinking Water Act, and explore the ethical considerations in protecting the health of communities in financial crisis.
Title:
The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons in Public Health, Law and Ethics
When/Where:
Wednesday, May 18
. Register for the webinar.
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Speakers:

  • Denise Chrysler, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law ― Mid-States Region at the University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • William Piermattei, Managing Director, Environmental Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Leonard Ortmann, Ph.D., Senior Ethics Consultant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ― Office of the Associate Director for Science
  • Moderator: Dawn Pepin, J.D., Legal Analyst/ORISE Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ― Public Health Law Program

Credit:
Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
By:
This webinar co-sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law, the CDC Public Health Law Program, and the American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME).
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

June: Webcast - Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (#ethics #MCLE)

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

When/Where:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Ethics: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas (pending), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (LN applies only if a WA Attorney attends), West Virginia, Wisconsin (pending).

May 24: Webcast - Advanced Legal Project Management - #SCRUM in the Legal Field #MCLE

Title:
Advanced Legal Project Management - SCRUM in the Legal Field
When/Where:
May 24, 2016 - 3pm-4pm EST
This Webcast is repeated June 14, 2016 - 1pm-2pm EST
By:
Lexis/Nexis
Credit:
See listing

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 31: Webcast (WA) - Over the Course of Your Legal Career – A Conversation on Professional Development and Office Management

For this month's Legal Lunchbox, join our faculty for a conversation including the following topics: building a book of business, practice development and marketing, how to ask for help, staying professionally engaged and career development.
Title:
Over the Course of Your Legal Career – A Conversation on Professional Development and Office Management
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
May 31, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Ada K. Wong - AKW Law, PLLC, Seattle
Jeffrey Liang - Ling & Liang, PLLC, Seattle
By:
WSBA
Credits:
General: 1.50
Cost:
Free to all WSBA members.
More Information and Registration
This webcast is part of the WSBA’s free Legal Lunchbox Series CLEs that are offered at noon on the last Tuesday of each month as a benefit to WSBA members.

June 3: Bremerton/Shelton/Olympia - Passport to the Moderate Means Market

Title:
Passport to the Moderate Means Market
This one-hour-and-20-minute presentation on June 3 provides members with information and connections to WSBA programs, resources and communities that focus on serving the legal needs of moderate mean clients. Join us for complementary breakfast, lunch, and refreshments and earn 0.75 (0.25 ethics, 0.5 general) CLE credits while learning how you can gain free client referrals through the Moderate Means Program.
When/Where:
  • Friday, June 3
    Doors open: 7:30 a.m.
    Event begins: 8 a.m.
    The Coffee Oasis
    822 Burwell St.
    Bremerton, WA 98337
  • Friday, June 3
    Doors open: 11:30 a.m.
    Event begins: 12 p.m. McCleary Mansion
    Smoking Mo’s
    203 West Railroad Ave.
    Shelton, WA 98584
  • Friday, June 3
    Doors open: 4 p.m.
    Event begins: 4:30 p.m.
    McCleary Mansion
    111 21st Ave. SW
    Olympia, WA 98501.
Speakers
  • Charity Anastasio, WSBA Law Office Management Assistance Program
  • Ana Selvidge, WSBA Public Service Programs Manager
Credit:
0.75 (0.25 ethics, 0.5 general)
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June 2: Wenatchee - Marketing Best Practices: Growing Your Practice with a Moderate Means Market #MCLE

Marketing Best Practices is part of the Tapping the Middle: Growing Your Practice with a Moderate Means Market webinar series. This series is aimed to help lawyers build a successful and financially sustainable practice that incorporates representation of moderate means clients.
This is a video replay which includes a live Moderator, Paul Webber. He will provide additional insight and help facilitate a practical and "hands-on" approach to this topic.
This is a Pro Bono and Public Service Committee event to highlight WSBA’s Moderate Means Program and the free CLE webinar series available to those who participate in the MMP.
Title:
Marketing Best Practices: Growing Your Practice with a Moderate Means Market
When/Where:
June 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S.
2600 Chester Kimm Rd
Wenatchee, WA 98801-8116
Speakers:
  • Ann Guinn - G&P Associates, Kent
  • Moderator: Paul Webber - Woods & Brangwin PLLC, Wenatchee

CLE Credits:
1.50
By:
WSBA Pro Bono and Public Service Committee
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 13: Webcast - Living in the Dark: A Look at Depression, Alcoholism and Suicide in the Legal Profession

Title:
Living in the Dark: A Look at Depression, Alcoholism and Suicide in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
May 13, 2016
1:00pm EST- 2:00pm EST
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis.

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 26: Web - Ethical Social Media Use In Three Easy Steps (#ethics #MCLE)

In this webinar, Dan Lear, Avvo’s Director of Industry Relations, provides attorneys with a common sense approach to social media. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn:
  • Legal ethics surrounding social media use - and why you shouldn’t be afraid
  • Constitutional law that backs up lawyer social media use
  • Practical tips for dealing with grey areas that arise with emerging social media trends
Title:
Ethical Social Media Use In Three Easy Steps
When/Where:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
10:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dan Lear is a technology lawyer, facilitator, and blogger. He is the Director of Industry Relations at Avvo and the cofounder of the Seattle Legal Technology and Innovation MeetUp, a self-styled "legal hacking" group that meets regularly to explore, identify, and implement unconventional solutions to law's problems, big and small. He's also blogged and written extensively about the profession and its evolution on his blog Right Brain Law and for other online and print publications.
In his six years as a practicing attorney and more than ten years in the legal industry, Dan worked for two lean "NewLaw" law firms, designed and implemented an online program for procurement contract processing, and was a part of early international legal outsourcing efforts with a Fortune 500 company.
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
CA, FL, IL, OH, NV, NY, PA, TX and WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

May/Seattle: Appellate Advocacy Judging - #MCLE (and dinner!)

The competition will take place from Monday, May 9, 2016 through Monday, May 16, 2016.

We currently have only 60% of the judges we need for the preliminary rounds on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, and only 70% of the judges we need for the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, May 11. Please consider judging on one of these nights, as it would greatly improve the quality of the competition for our students.

We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. For your service as a judge you will receive:
-          3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each subsequent night judged*
-          Free parking
-          Dinner 

You may register to serve as a judge using the following online sign-up sheet
  
Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition.

Sincerely,
Carolyn White 
Vice President of Judges
UW Moot Court Honor Board

*Each round of competition entails a time commitment of substantive work (training, listening to competition rounds, grading and delivering feedback) of approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. Judges will receive 0.5 CLE credits for training activity per competition and 2.5 CLE credits for each round judged. Note that WSBA no longer places a limit on CLE credits from judging MCHB competitions.


2016 Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1L Appellate Advocacy
Competition Schedule

Monday, May 9: Preliminary Round #1 
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Tuesday, May 10: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Wednesday, May 11: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Thursday, May 12: Semifinal Round
* We have met our quota of judges for the semifinal

Monday, May 16: Final Round 
* Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means.

May: Webcast - Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (#ethics #MCLE)

Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
This Webcast is presented multiple times in May:

By:
Lexis/Nexis
Credit:
Alabama Approved 1.00 Ethics, Alaska Approved 1.00 Ethics, Arizona Approved 1.00 Ethics, Arkansas Approved 1.00 Ethics, California Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse, Florida Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse-1.00, Georgia Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Hawaii Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Idaho Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Illinois Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Kentucky Approval Pending, Maine Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Montana Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Nebraska Not Yet Requested, Nevada Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, New Hampshire Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse-1.00, New Jersey Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, New Mexico Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, New York Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, North Dakota Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Ohio Approved 1.00,  Substance Abuse-1.00, Oklahoma Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Oregon Approved 1.00, Pennsylvania Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse-1.00, Rhode Island Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, South Carolina Approved 1.00 Substance Abuse-1.00, Vermont Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Virginia Approved 1.00 Ethics-1.00, Washington State 1.00 Ethics to be applied for, West Virginia Approved 1.20 Substance Abuse-1.20.