Friday, August 18, 2017

August 24: Texas vs. the DREAMers, Again


In October 2012, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”), which allowed qualifying young people who were brought to the United State as children to request that any removal action against them be deferred in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Subsequent programs (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) and the 2014 “expanded DACA”) were preliminarily enjoined by a Texas federal judge, whose decision was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and ultimately by an evenly divided U.S. Supreme Court. Now the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, and 10 other state Attorneys General have written to Attorney General Sessions indicating their intent to challenge the 2012 DACA in court unless the administration agrees to rescind the program by September 5, 2017.

Join ACS for a discussion about what's at stake in the battle over DACA, the program's legality, and what can be done to preserve it.
Title:
Texas vs. the DREAMers, Again
When/Where:
Thursday, August 24, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
By:
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy presents
Speakers:

  • Lorela Praeli, ACLU Director of Immigration Policy and Campaigns
  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law
  • Moderator: Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law & Policy

Credit:
The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This webinar has been approved for 1.0 hours of California MCLE credit. If you are seeking CLE credit in a jurisdiction other than California for this webinar, please consult directly with tha state’s CLE rules and regulations.
More Information and Registration

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August 17: Understanding AIA 102: Prior Art Exceptions and Declaration Practice

More and more patent applications now being examined and granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are first-inventor-to-file applications under the America Invents Act (AIA). The AIA redefined which documents and activities constitute prior art that may be used to reject patent applications and invalidate patents.
During this webinar, Fitch Even partner Alan E. Schiavelli will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the statutory framework of 35 U.S.C. § 102, including the categories of prior art defined by the statute, the exceptions to those categories, and the manner in which the exceptions can be invoked. He will also discuss a recent Federal Circuit panel decision some see as undermining Congress’s intent in establishing the AIA’s on-sale bar.
Specific topics will include these and more:
  • Changes to prior public use and sale
  • Prior art under 102(a)(1) and exceptions
  • Prior art under 102(a)(2) and exceptions
  • Declaration practice under AIA 102
  • Ramifications of Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals
Title:
Understanding AIA 102: Prior Art Exceptions and Declaration Practice
When: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT
Speakers:
Our speaker Alan E. Schiavelli has 30 years of experience in strategically preparing and prosecuting patent applications for clients in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, as well as providing validity and infringement opinions, trademark availability studies and prosecution, and IP infringement litigation support.
Presented by:
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit:
CLE credit has been approved for California, Illinois, and Nebraska. Other states may also award CLE credit upon attendee request. .
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 17: Hastings, MN - Perspectives from the Bench #MCLE

The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association offer monthly Continuing Legal Education sessions in two locations.
Title:
Perspectives from the Bench August 17, 2017
noon-1 p.m., Hastings
Speaker:
The Honorable Richelle Wahi, First District Judge
Cost:
Free. You do not have to be a FDBA member to attend.
CLE credit:Will be applied for.
Registration:
No advanced registration is needed, unless noted otherwise.
By:
Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association 

Where:
  • Apple Valley sessions will be held at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, in either meeting room L 139 or W106.
  • Hastings sessions will be held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Judicial Center, 1560 Highway 55, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming sessions
  • Perspectives from a Legislator
    Sept. 12, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110B)
    Presented by Senator Matthew Little District 58
  • Car Minus Driver: Autonomous Vehicles and the Law
    Sept. 21, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
    Presented by Damien Riehl, MSBA technology lawyer
  • Fastcase Training
    Oct. 10, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110A)
    Presented by TBD
  • 20 Technology Tips to Strengthen Your Practice
    Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
    Presented by Todd C. Scott Vice President Risk Management, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
  • New Trends in Legal Malpractice & Ethics Complaints
    Nov. 14, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110C)
    Presented by Todd C. Scott Vice President Risk Management, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
  • Mobile Device Cybersecurity
    Nov. 16, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
    Presented by John Carney of Carney Forensics
  • The Right to Counsel - Access to Justice
    Dec. 12, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110A)
    Presented by Sally Silk Esq. JUX Law Firm, Nicole Lindemyer Esq. Executive Director Call for Justice, and Steve Marchese, Esq MSBA
More Information
Special Tip for Minnesota Attorneys!
If you're a Minnesota attorney and need to complete your continuing legal education before August 31, time is running out, but it's not time to panic! The Richard Clem Don't Panic Page will help you find the credits you need, at the lowest possible cost. I'll keep this page updated with free and low-cost CLE opportunities as the deadline approaches. These will include my programs, and those offered by other providers.

August 11: Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected.
A person with a prior record faces significant barriers to employment, occupational licensing, and other basic necessities like housing, even when the record is old or relatively minor. Now more than ever, immigrants face the threat of deportation based on criminal justice contacts as minor as an arrest that did not result in conviction. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences of contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.
What You Will Learn
  • Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities
  • Criminal Record Remedy Updates
  • “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Occupational Licensing for People with Criminal Records
  • Considerations and Best Practices in Planning and Hosting a One-Day Clean Slate Clinic
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with reentry legal services through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration
When/Where:
August 11, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

September 12: Do You Have an Automotive Product Liability Case? #MCLE

On September 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with traffic accident reconstruction expert Frank Costanzo, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Do You Have an Automotive Product Liability Case, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Mr. Costanzo will discuss:

  • Types of cases to review
  • Where to start
  • Examples of crush deformation
  • Air bag failure/defects
  • Child restraint misuse and failure
  • Seat belt failures
  • Seat back failures
  • Tire forensics.
Title:
Do You Have an Automotive Product Liability Case?
When/Where:
September 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. (ET)
WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
Speaker:
Frank Costanzo is a traffic accident reconstruction specialist who has worked on over 1,900 full-scale collision investigations and reconstructions. He is a certified court expert with more than 30 years of experience in collision investigations and reconstructions, scene documentation/diagramming, 3D laser scanning, truck and vehicle computer downloads, and forensic vehicle inspections.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, and WI.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration

Monday, August 7, 2017

September 11: 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:
September 11, 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

Sunday, August 6, 2017

August 30: Health Information Data Sharing: HIPAA Facts and Fallacies

Health care providers cite the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule to deny or limit access to patients’ private health information—sometimes appropriately, often not. This webinar will equip public health practitioners with HIPAA basics, terminology, myth busters, and strategies to maximize access to and increase the exchange of health information while maintaining the public’s trust.
Title:
Health Information Data Sharing: HIPAA Facts and Fallacies
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 30
1:00 p.m. ET.
Register for the webinar.
Speaker:
Jennifer Bernstein, Deputy Director, the Network for Public Health Law - Mid-States Region Office
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
More Information And Registration
https://www.networkforphl.org/webinars/2017/08/01/914/health_information_data_sharing_hipaa_facts_and_fallacies

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting

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:
Webcast on multiple dates in August 2017:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August 2:Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine #MCLE

On August 2, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with podiatry expert Dr. Aprajita Nakra, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Aprajita will discuss:
  • Legality of foot and ankle pathology
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workers' compensation
  • Expectations of the “expert”
  • Significance of the diabetic foot
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Title:
Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine
When/Where:
August 2, 2017
2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
Speaker:
Dr. Aprajita Nakra is a board-certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon. She is the president of the Arizona State Physicians Association and is also the medical director at Advanced Ankle and Foot which is located in Gilbert, Arizona. Dr. Nakra is an editor, instructor, lecturer and speaker.

Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, IL, MO, NJ, PA, and WI.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Cost:
Free.
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Friday, July 21, 2017

September 7: Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017 #MCLE

While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to hesitate to offer pro bono legal services. This program is designed to answer questions regarding the ethical obligations of pro bono legal service, encourage attorneys to engage in this professionally rewarding aspect of law practice, and remove ambiguities that are barriers to engaging in pro bono legal services.
What You Will Learn: Attorneys knowledgeable about professional responsibility and pro bono service, who work in legal services, law firms, private bar programs and in-house corporate law departments will discuss the application of the California Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and, where relevant, the Proposed California Rules of Professional Conduct to pro bono legal service in different settings. The faculty will begin with the basics of pro bono, including the definition of “Pro Bono” for lawyers, why it is considered an important part of the profession, and ethical concerns unique to pro bono, as opposed to the commercial practice of law.
The faculty will also address emerging ethical issues in developing areas, such as pro bono clinics, incubators, pro bono in Federal courts, and the impact of technology in pro bono legal services.
Finally, the faculty will discuss hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate the application of the rules.
Law firm pro bono coordinators and partners, law firm associates, legal services pro bono coordinators, solos, small and medium firm attorneys engaged in pro bono legal services, court-based program administrators for self-represented litigants, judges, and everyone interested in access to justice.
Title:
Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017
When/Where:
Sep. 7, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

August 24: FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions

Increased immigration enforcement is likely to include enforcement practices that give rise to damages action. Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, and Section 1983 are important tools to combat abusive enforcement practices and ensuring that federal and local law enforcement abide by their constitutional obligations. This program will give a general overview of each of these claims. We will also discuss employing a media strategy, in addition to litigation, to highlight abusive enforcement practices, as an advocacy tool in its own right.
We will cover the legal standards and procedures to bring an administrative claim and both individual and impact litigation under the Federal Tort Claims Act. We will similarly cover Bivens and Section 1983, as well as the defenses government defendants commonly raise in these cases. This will include the types of conduct that can be challenged and the life of a damages claim from fact-gathering to judgment.
Anyone who is interested in providing representation to immigrants whose constitutional rights are violated should attend the training. Immigration-based damages actions often involve, but are not limited to, claims related to excessive force, unlawful detention, unlawful arrest, physical abuse, wrongful death, denial of medical services, unlawful search, and denial of religious freedom.
Title:
FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions
When/Where:
August 24, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

July: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting

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:
Webcast on multiple dates in July 2017:
Also:
August
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.




Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Searching Life Sciences
When/Where:
August 16, 2017
Noon EST
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, WA; for other states consult your regulators.
By:
Legal Advantage.
More:
http://legaladvantage.net/CLE/Life-Science

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19: A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma

Although PTSD can cause symptoms that significantly affect cognition and behavior, the people who assist or make critical decisions affecting those who experience PTSD may not recognize or understand these symptoms well. This training provides advocates with an understanding of PTSD that will allow them to:
  • Work productively with clients who have experienced trauma;
  • Learn about PTSD and how it may relate to clients’ legal issues;
  • Partner effectively with mental health professionals; and
  • Develop compelling evidence to support advocacy for individuals affected by PTSD.
Led by a faculty that includes a VA psychologist with extensive clinical expertise in PTSD and lawyers specializing in mental health-related advocacy, this training will provide:
  • An understanding of how trauma and PTSD affect the brain;
  • A description of PTSD symptoms and how they affect people in their day-to-day lives;
  • Discussion of how PTSD symptoms can be relevant in legal proceedings;
  • Guidance for developing relevant information and evidence about PTSD;
  • Insight into mental health reports, evaluations, and other clinical evidence; and
  • Strategies for working effectively with mental health professionals to develop and present information about PTSD that supports advocacy for those affected by trauma.
Any advocate involved in services, benefits, access to justice, or other assistance to clients who experience PTSD should attend this training to expand their understanding and enhance their ability to work effectively on issues affecting this sometimes misunderstood population.
Title:
A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma
When/Where:
July 19, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

Friday, July 14, 2017

September 14: Top Ten Risk Management Tips for Solo Practitioners #MCLE

Risk management is an important topic for attorneys to consider. For solo practitioners, there are unique risks and needs to consider in the execution of risk management plans. How do solo practitioners ensure that they are properly protected while acting as both business leaders and attorneys? Join us for this one-hour webinar to hear insights and practical tips, especially for solo practitioners, from seasoned attorneys Erin McCartney, J.D., and Megan Zavieh, J.D.
Title:
Top Ten Risk Management Tips for Solo Practitioners
When/Where:
Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Erin McCartney, J.D.
  • Megan Zavieh, J.D.
CLE credit:
Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1.2 CLE (ethics/professionalism) in NJ, and 1 CLE (legal ethics) in CA. This webinar is approved for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in AL, CO, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, MT, NC, ND, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, and UT. This webinar is approved for 1 general credit in IL. This webinar is approved for 1.2 ethics credit in MO. This webinar is approved for 1 Attorney Professional Conduct credit in OH. This webinar is approved for .50 Law & Legal and .50 Ethics credit in WA (1034563). CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.
By:
Attorney Protective

More Information And Registration



Thursday, July 13, 2017

July 14: Web - 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:
Webcast - register now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

July 13: Web - Valuing Economic Damages in Class Action Litigation


Title:
Valuing Economic Damages in Class Action Litigation
When/Where:
Thursday, July 13, 2017
2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
Speaker:
Nora Ostrofe has served as a forensic economist for the past fifteen years. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), an MBA from St. Mary’s College, and a certificate in accounting with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley.
Credit:
Note: This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, PA, TX, and WI.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Cost:
Free.
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 13: Web - Someone online hates you: Tips for managing negative online feedback #MCLE

In this webinar, Avvo’s Chief Legal Officer, Josh King, will discuss ways to help lawyers and law firms get comfortable with the rapid proliferation of online feedback and the most effective – and ethical – ways to respond.
Title:
Someone online hates you: Tips for managing negative online feedback
When/Where:
July 13, 2017
10am PT / 1pm ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr CLE in CA, FL, IL, NV, OH, PA, TX, and WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
More Information And Registration

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

August 9: Minneapolis - Human Trafficking in Minnesota #MCLE

Minnesota has the opportunity to become a national leader in its response to all forms of human trafficking, both sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Already, Minnesota provides important safeguards to commercially sexually exploited minors, while holding perpetrators accountable. The same commitment toward victim protection and perpetrator accountability can help address serious forms of labor exploitation, including trafficking.
Minnesota legal professionals will play a vital role in preventing and responding to human trafficking. This CLE will provide basic definitions of human trafficking, including labor exploitation and labor trafficking; help legal professionals recognize indicators of potentially trafficked individuals and the risk factors of victims; and describe appropriate responses when working with potential victims of trafficking. The Advocates will present findings from their report, Asking the Rights Questions: A Human Rights Approach to Ending Trafficking and Exploitation in the Workplace to illuminate the challenges facing victims of labor trafficking in Minnesota.
Title:
Human Trafficking in Minnesota
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
12pm - 1pm
Dorsey & Whitney
50 South Sixth Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498
Speakers:
Madeline Lohman, Senior Researcher and Theresa Dykoschak, Staff Attorney
Cost:
FREE with Lunch Provided
Credit:
1 standard CLE credits applied for
By:
The Advocates for Human Rights

More Information And Registration






Sunday, July 9, 2017

July 10: Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option #MCLE

In 2015 alone, there were 333,341 documented removals, or deportations, from the United States. Not only is the large number of removals concerning, it is particularly alarming that so many removals could have been successfully challenged, but so many of the deportees were never advised regarding any such options. Many individuals facing removal do not obtain legal assistance, and unwittingly forfeit critical rights and legal protections. This training will provide you with the tools that you need to assess the options of individuals facing imminent deportations due to administrative or reinstatement orders, orders issued by the Immigration Courts, and the role of habeas and other legal actions in the context of imminent removal.
What You Will Learn:
  • When can I file an Emergency Petition for Review in the context of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders?
  • What type of Emergency Motions to Reopen might be possible?
  • Is a Habeas Petition or another Federal Court action a viable option?
This training is designed for immigration attorneys who want to learn how imminent removals might be halted with legal challenges. Participants should have a basic knowledge of immigration law, but need not have prior experience with challenging orders of removal.
Title:
Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option
When/Where:
July 10, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Credit:
3 credits in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

July 18: Atlanta - Newly Enacted Laws from the 2017 Georgia General Assembly (and the Bills that were Vetoed)

In 2017, the General Assembly passed a large variety of laws related to guns, tax credits, driverless cars, craft breweries, medical marijuana, and police officers. Many were signed into law by Governor Deal, while others were vetoed.
The American Constitution Society believes that the law should be a force to improve the lives of all people. Please join us for a discussion on which bills became law and which did not during the 2017 legislative session, and how the lives of Georgians will be impacted.
Title:
Newly Enacted Laws from the 2017 Georgia General Assembly (and the Bills that were Vetoed)
When/Where:
July 18, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
One Atlantic Center 1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 3200
Atlanta, GA 30309
The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. The program will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Speakers:

  • State Senator Donzella James
  • State Senator Josh McKoon
  • State Senator Elena Parent
  • State Representative David Dreyer
  • State Representative Sam Park
  • Moderated by: Greg Bluestein, Political Reporter, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Credit:
1.0 hour of general CLE credit is approved for this event.
Cost:
Admission is free; attendees will only have to pay the required administrative fee directly to the state bar.
By:

  • ACS Georgia Lawyer Chapter
  • Korean-American Bar Association of Georgia
  • Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia

More Information And RSVP
For questions on the day of the event, please contact John Kraus at 404-323-4444.

July 18: Crop Injury #MCLE


Title:
Crop Injury
When/Where:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
Speaker:
NDr. John Washington is the principal consultant at Cerium Testing and a research & development director with a multinational agriculture technology company. John has more than 20 years of global experience in agriculture. He holds a Ph.D. in plant pathology and an M.S. in entomology. John has particular expertises in pesticides, crop production, agricultural pest management, conventional and organic agriculture, plantation agriculture and crop injury legal cases. In addition to his experience in the U.S. agriculture industry, John has collaborated with many global agriculture projects in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Western Africa. John is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, and WI.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Cost:
Free.
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION






November 2, 9, 16: Fastcase Training

Fastcase offers frequent free webcasts concerning their products.
When/Where/What:


Credit:

Fastcase has applied to or is currently in the process of applying to the following jurisdictions for CLE credit:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

October 5, 12, 19: Fastcase Training

Fastcase offers frequent free webcasts concerning their products.
When/Where/What:
October
November


Credit:

Fastcase has applied to or is currently in the process of applying to the following jurisdictions for CLE credit:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
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September 7, 14, 21: Fastcase Training

Fastcase offers frequent free webcasts concerning their products.
When/Where/What:
September
October
November


Credit:

Fastcase has applied to or is currently in the process of applying to the following jurisdictions for CLE credit:

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August 3, 10, 17: Fastcase Training

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When/Where/What:

August
September
October
November


Credit:

Fastcase has applied to or is currently in the process of applying to the following jurisdictions for CLE credit:

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  • Missouri
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  • Virginia
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  • Wisconsin

July 6, 13, 20: Fastcase #MCLE

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When/Where/What:

July
August
September
October
November


Credit:

Fastcase has applied to or is currently in the process of applying to the following jurisdictions for CLE credit:

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  • Louisiana
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  • Missouri
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  • Virginia
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  • Wisconsin

Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 7: 8 Techniques for Developing More Persuasive Narratives During Cross Examinations

Cross examination is often the most critical part of a trial. The jury is still learning about the case and actively engaged. As such, it is critically important to use cross examination as a tool to develop the foundation of the very arguments you wish to use in closing. In this webcast, you will learn tips and tricks to developing a more effective and persuasive cross examination that sounds more like a closing argument than a direct examine with leading questions. From controlling a witness to telling a more compelling story, you\'ll walk away with new tools for your next trial.
Preregistration Required!
Title:
8 Techniques for Developing More Persuasive Narratives During Cross Examinations
When/Where:
July 7, 2017
11AM Mountain time
Webcast runs live for one hour.
Speaker:
Solomon Chang
By:
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Credit:
The sponsor states:
"Our online content is not accredited for CLE and we cannot provide a Certificate of Completion. You can apply for self-study credit by contacting your state bar organization directly. To help you with your self-study application, NITA has provided faculty biography information (via the link at the right) as well as a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, which is attached to the presentation. You can access this PDF by clicking on the link button once the presentation has begun to play. If you require verification of your attendance, please contact customerservice@nita.org"
By:
National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July Webcasts: When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies

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 in July 2017 - register now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

August 24: FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions #MCLE

Increased immigration enforcement is likely to include enforcement practices that give rise to damages action. Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, and Section 1983 are important tools to combat abusive enforcement practices and ensuring that federal and local law enforcement abide by their constitutional obligations. This program will give a general overview of each of these claims. We will also discuss employing a media strategy, in addition to litigation, to highlight abusive enforcement practices, as an advocacy tool in its own right.
We will cover the legal standards and procedures to bring an administrative claim and both individual and impact litigation under the Federal Tort Claims Act. We will similarly cover Bivens and Section 1983, as well as the defenses government defendants commonly raise in these cases. This will include the types of conduct that can be challenged and the life of a damages claim from fact-gathering to judgment.
Anyone who is interested in providing representation to immigrants whose constitutional rights are violated should attend the training. Immigration-based damages actions often involve, but are not limited to, claims related to excessive force, unlawful detention, unlawful arrest, physical abuse, wrongful death, denial of medical services, unlawful search, and denial of religious freedom.
Title:
FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions
When/Where:
August 24, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Credit:
6 credits in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
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