Friday, December 30, 2016

February 23: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Electrical Engineering #MCLE

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching in Electrical Engineering
When/Where:
February 23, 2016
12:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Description:
This CLE will examine the tools to that maximize search efforts and walkthrough successful processes to extract relevant data from search results.
Search Strategies Examined:
  • Classifying multiple components within various electronic devices
  • Searching tips and tricks including EE strategies and examples
  • Searching EE specific databases.
Topics Covered
  • Search Types: What kinds of prior art searches are there?
  • Search Strategies: A guide to conducting a good search
  • Databases: Patent vs. non-patent, free vs. subscription, as well as which databases specialize in particular subject areas, along with their pros, cons and features.
Speakers:
Arvind Viswanatha Jeffrey Sobek. Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors.
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:
1 Hour in CA, ME, MS, OH, WA, WV; several other states may allow credit if you self-apply.
By:
Legal Advantage
More:
http://legaladvantage.net/CLE/ElectricalEngineering.aspx

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Last Minute On-Demand Free #MCLE

Lexvid - a longtime advertiser and supporter of this site - offers one free CLE just for registering!
They also offer economical packages of one-demand recordings to earn CLE credit anytime. Register here and earn your credit!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

January 18: Cleveland - Muslim Registry and Ethnic Profiling #MCLE

Join the Northeast Ohio Chapter as we discuss Muslim Registry and Ethnic Profiling. Introduce a friend or colleague to ACS by inviting them to join you at this event!

Title:

Muslim Registry and Ethnic Profiling
When/Where:
January 18, 2017
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
Register Now!
Speakers:

  • Fareed Siddiq, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley for 35 years, active with many Cleveland organizations (Red Cross, Diversity Center, Cleveland Counsel on World Affairs), and a frequent media commentator from Pakistan.
  • Nadine Aljijakli, An American Immigaration Lawyer who has significant experience with family-based immigration, asylum, and deportation cases.
  • Justin Herdman, former federal prosecutor with significant experience prosecuting home grown terrorism cases.
  • Moderator: Avidan Cover, Associate Professor of Law and Director for the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

By:
Northeast Ohio Chapter ACS
Credit:
CLE credit for this event is pending.
Cost:
Free
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

December: Web (Washington State) - The 21st Century Law Practice: Tools and Efficiencies

In this recorded program, hear a discussion about the tools and practices that help make the 21st Century attorney efficient and effective. Within the framework of common challenges modern attorneys face, explore how various software can help accomplish these tasks:
  • Time and billing: Getting client invoices out quickly and accurately
  • Client communication: Managing the flow and keeping track
  • Scheduling: Time management on the go
  • Managing client files: Finding what you need when you need it
Title:
The 21st Century Law Practice: Tools and Efficiencies
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series - Original Program Date: March 25, 2014
When/Where:
Web Recording - Get It Now!
Speakers:
  • Michelle Q. Pham - Law Office of Michelle Pham, Seattle
  • Omar Nur - Nur Law PLLC, Everett
By:
WSBA
Credits:
Law & Legal Procedure: 1.50
This 90-minute program was a "Legal Lunchbox" live webcast presented on March 25, 2014. If you attended the webcast and reported live CLE credits, you cannot also report AV credits from watching or listening to this recording of the webcast.
Cost:
This recorded seminar will be available at no cost to WSBA members throughout the month of December. Discount will be applied at checkout.
More Information and Registration

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 14: Webcast - Using Contract Attorneys to Scale Your Law Practice #MCLE

In small law firms there is an inherent pickle when it comes to growth. If you hire employees too soon, there may not be enough work to go around. If you fail to build capacity, you lose profitable business that could have been yours. What to do?
An increasing number of law firms are solving this problem by outsourcing labor either temporarily or permanently. Outsourcing to contractors or specialty businesses instead of hiring employees can allow you to expand – that is, to “scale” – your practice. At the same time, this strategy allows you to mitigate the risk that comes with hiring employees or taking on additional tasks in house. Use of on-demand contractors means that they help is there when you need it, and costs you nothing when you don't.
Join us for a conversation to explore whether outsourcing could help you scale your law practice, increase profitability, and restore some much-needed work/life balance.
Title:
Using contract attorneys to scale your law practice
When/Where:
December 14, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
Webcast - Register Now!
By: 
Sound Immigration
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Washington MCLE credit pending approval (office management)
Speaker:
Andy Backlund is an experienced litigator and a creative entrepreneur.
In his legal career, Andy has worked in large firms representing Fortune 500 companies and also in small firms and solo practices helping plaintiffs and other individuals. Andy understands the staffing needs of these firms. While Andy’s practice has focused on product liability, employment, construction and disability law, he has quickly mastered many other issues as a contract attorney. Andy has conducted hundreds of depositions, prepared briefs, argued motions, managed cases, handled mediations and participated in all stages of litigation through trial. Andy also volunteers his time at Disability Rights Washington (DRW) helping individuals with disabilities with their legal issues. Andy’s work with DRW has been highlighted on KOMO TV news and various newspapers. In his spare time, Andy enjoys coaching youth baseball and basketball, hiking, biking and spending time with his family and friends.
More Information And Registration

Friday, December 9, 2016

December 15: Columbus - The Power of State Constitutions: A Discussion with Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton

Join the American Constitution Society Columbus Lawyer Chapter and Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, for a discussion about two recent Supreme Court of Ohio decisions and how lawyers can enhance their advocacy by looking to the Ohio Constitution. Judge Sutton will share his perspective on state constitutional interpretation and the interaction between the federal constitution and state constitutions. A question-and-answer period will follow the moderated discussion.

Title:
The Power of State Constitutions: A Discussion with Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton
When/Where:
The Power of State Constitutions: A Discussion with Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton
December 15, 2016
12:00 PM
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH
Register Now!
Speaker:
Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
By:
American Constitution Society Columbus Chapter
Credit:
1.0 hour of CLE credit pending.
Cost:
Free
Boxed lunches available for $10
​Please indicate any dietary restrictions (gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available)
More Information And Registration






Thursday, December 8, 2016

March 8: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Search

Our CLE provides strategies that improves your Prior Art Search and making sure you get the relevant results the first time.
Topics Covered
  • Highlight key components of an effective search strategy
  • Understand database strengths and weaknesses
  • Processes to save you and your clients' time and money
  • Best practices in dealing with vendors and clients
  • Cover various searches and benefits
  • Review basic building blocks.

Who Should Attend
Patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals find these webinars very useful. This course has helped the attendees manage their patent prosecution matters and searches more effectively and efficiently.
Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Search
When/Where:
March 8, 2017
12:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek. Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors.
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.
By:
Legal Advantage.
Credit:
1 Hour in CA, ME, MS, WA
By:
Legal Advantage.
More Information And Registration

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

The National Institute of Drug Abuse puts the cost of substance abuse to our nation at $600 billion in terms of crime, lost work productivity and health care. With workplace drug and alcohol testing laws and regulations changing constantly, discover the history and background of drugs and the workplace, medical marijuana and a drug free workplace, establishing impairment levels and workplace challenges.
Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace


When/Where:
This webcast is scheduled multiple times - register now!
By: LexisNexis
Credit: Most states that allow online credits.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

February 16: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences #MCLE

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences
When/Where:
February 16, 2016
12:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Description:
Examine the tools that maximize search efforts and walk-through successful processes on extracting relevant data from search results
Search Strategies Examined:

  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations 
  • Biotech- sequence searching, methods and apparatus
  • Medical Devices- mechanical and electrical engineering 
  • Industrial and consumer chemistry 
  • Food chemistry and nutraceuticals 
  • Business and Database methods.
Topics Covered:
  • Search Types: What kinds of prior art searches are there?
  • Search Strategies: A guide to conducting a good search
  • Databases: Patent vs. non-patent, free vs. subscription, as well as which databases specialize in particular subject areas, along with their pros, cons and features
Speakers:
Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek. Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors.
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.
By:
Legal Advantage.
Credit:
1 Hour in CA, ME, MS, OH, WA.
By:
Legal Advantage.
More:
http://legaladvantage.net/CLE/LifeScience.aspx

December: Webcast - When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies #MCLE

These days when employees want to complain about their boss or employer, they post it in social media outlets such as Facebook® or Twitter®. So what’s an employer to do? Employers must recognize that social media has changed the labor and employment landscape forever, and they must draft policies that will pass muster with the National Labor Relations Board. In this CLE, we’ll explore social media and discuss connectivity between employees, the role of the NLRB and social media policy language.
Title:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
This webcast is scheduled multiple times - register now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

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

In the fast paced, high information era in which we live, how do you maintain client confidentiality and privilege while still meeting the demands of the client? In this course we will cover the importance of protecting client confidences, understanding electronic media, finding ethical solutions to inadvertent disclosures, ethical implications of using cloud storage and navigating the ethical minefields of social media as legal professionals.
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, Vermont, Virginia, Washington (LN applies only if a WA Attorney attends), West Virginia, Wisconsin (pending).<

December 13: Webcast - From the Top Down: Responding to a Data Breach

Plan now for when a data breach occurs to prevent your firm, your client or your company from appearing in the data breach headlines. Learn the potential impacts and sources of a data breach and how to plan and respond.

Title:
From the Top Down: Responding to a Data Breach
When/Where:
12/13/2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.
More Information And Registration

December: Webcast - Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles

According to the Pew Research Center, 73% of online adults use at least one social media platform. That number grows daily. Learn how to apply evidentiary principles to this medium, discover and build sound strategies to uncover sources and results on an electronic legal research platform and stay up to date on the trends in social media as well as the social media activities of key players in cases as well as gain an understanding of how social media has taken such an important role in society

Title:
Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now:


By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.
More Information And Registration

December: Webcast - Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting #MCLE

The use of forms in drafting legal documents is just one way to increase efficiency and work product quality while at the same time mitigating some of the risk associated with each document. Explore source, types and benefits of forms, find appropriate motion templates, using a form bank.

Title:
Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting
When/Where:
This webcast is scheduled multiple times - register now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.