Sunday, December 31, 2017

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



Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 29: Webcast - The Military vs. Civilian Systems of Criminal Justice & Absence Offenses Under the UCMJ

The Center for Conscience in Action and the Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild are proud to invite attorneys to attend a FREE and LIVE webcast session, conveniently scheduled for end-of-year procrastinators for Friday, Dec. 29th from 1-3 pm CST.
This workshop is what we hope will be an annual tradition of providing CLE content on human rights topics at the end of the year, with this year focusing on military law issues.
This year’s presentations will be:
1st hour – Compare & Contrast: The Military vs. Civilian systems of criminal justice
2nd hour – Defenses, Mitigation, Extenuation and Aggravation as it relates to absence offenses under the UCMJ.
Title:
December 29: Webcast -
The Military vs. Civilian Systems of Criminal Justice & Absence Offenses Under the UCMJ
When/Where:
December 30, 1-3 pm CST
Live webcast
Also available as an on-demand download after the event. A link to the webcast (with details on how to request CLE credit) can be found at at centerforconscience.org/cle.
Speaker:
James M. Branum, a civilian attorney with more than 11 years of experience in representing US military service members before courts-martial and administrative boards.
By:
The Center for Conscience in Action (www.centerforconscience.org)
The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild (other sponsors pending).
Cost:
Free but a suggested donation of $50 to the Center for Conscience in Action and/or the Military Law Task Force of the National Guild would be appreciated.
CLE Credit:
An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of Oklahoma, and we are working to arrange for this CLE to be co-sponsored by a presumptively approved CLE provider in California. For lawyers in other states, we will provide a uniform application for accreditation of CLE credit which you can submit to your state’s bar.
Course Materials:
Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the e-book US Army AWOL: A Formbook and practice guide, a e-book copy of the Manual for Courts-Martial, and other learning materials.
Schedule:
5 mins. – Introduction, housekeeping issues
60 minutes – Compare & Contrast: The Military vs. Civilian systems of criminal justice
5 minutes – break
60 minutes – Defenses, Mitigation, and aggravation in US Military Absence Offences
More Information And Registration

February 15: The Changing Ethical Landscape of Litigation

The landscape of litigation certainly is changing, and dealing with new and evolving ethical issues along with it. "Fighting fair" is imperative, but why does it seem to be getting more difficult and complicated to do so? In part it may be because we have new technologies and new players "in the sandbox" with lawyers. Our panel of speakers will break down some of the most pestering yet important issues that impact lawyers every day: confidentiality, privilege and work product, conflicts of interest, contacting non-clients, dealing with experts, disclosure obligations, social media and electronic discovery.
Join us with speakers Jayne Reardon, Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism; Lawrence J. Fox, Professor of professional responsibility at Yale Law School and author of several books and treatises on ethics; and Judge Deborah Mary Dooling (ret.) who sat on the Cook County Circuit Court for 23 years and also taught Professional Negligence for the Illinois Judicial Conference. Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, will moderate the two-hour program.
Title:
The Changing Ethical Landscape of Litigation
When/Where:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Judge Deborah Mary Dooling (ret.) is assigned to the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. She presides over a jury room and hears pretrial conferences, dispositive motions, jury and bench trials and post-trial matters.
  • Lawrence Fox is the George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a partner of Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP
  • Jayne Reardon is the Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. A tireless advocate for professionalism,
  • Moderator: Robert A. Clifford, Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices
By:
Clifford Law Offices
Credit:
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism approved the substance of The Changing Ethical Landscape of Litigation for 2.00 hours professional responsibility credit. Some other states may grant credit through comity or self-application.
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December 2017: 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

https://www.lexisnexis.com/university/Course.aspx?classInfo=Crs~686~33222&str=t
When/Where:
Webcast - register now!
January 2018:
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

Monday, December 25, 2017

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

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:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
January 2018
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions






Friday, December 22, 2017

January 25: Preventing Sexual Harassment #MCLE

Miller Law Group invites you and any of your interested colleagues to attend this web seminar free of charge. All you need is a computer with Internet access and speakers.
Join Miller Law Group for an in-depth look at the laws and regulations for Accommodating Disabled Workers.
Title:
Preventing Sexual Harassment
When/Where:
Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PST
Register Now!
By:
Miller Law Group







January 24/Portland, OR: Resistance in the Courtroom and in the Street: Legal and Activist Responses to a Year of Living Dangerously

Join the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild, and the University of Oregon School of Law for a symposium on resistance in the courtroom and in the street, featuring Earl Blumenauer, Representative, United States Congress (OR-3).
The event will consist of two sessions. The morning program is on "Resistance in the Courtroom," and will feature discussions on immigration, foreign and military policy, and impeachment proceedings under the 25th Amendment.
The afternoon program will center on "Resistance in the Street," and will discuss police accountability, criminal justice reform, the Environment, LGBT Rights, and Reproductive Rights.
Title:
Resistance in the Courtroom and in the Street: Legal and Activist Responses to a Year of Living Dangerously
When/Where:
January 24, 2018
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
University of Oregon
White Stag Building
70 Northwest Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209
Speakers:
Representative Blumenauer's availability is subject to Congressional schedules. Other speakers will be announced in January
Credit:
6.0 hours of Oregon MCLE credit is pending approval.
By:
ACS Chapter Oregon
More Information And Registration

February 25/Edina, MN - Constitution in the Community: Understanding the U.S. Constitution

The Emoluments Clause? Executive Privilege? With all the legal terms in the news, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society is hosting a “Constitutional Law 101” for interested members of the general public. The event is free and open to all.
The overview will feature key constitutional concepts with an example of cases illustrating recent controversies, occasional audience quizzes to identify relevant clauses or amendments in a controversy, and time for audience questions. Plus, each participant will receive their own pocket Constitution.
Title:
Constitution in the Community: Understanding the U.S. Constitution
When/Where:
February 25, 2018
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Southdale Library
Ethel Berry Room
7001 York Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435
Speaker:
Linda K. Hopkins, Author and Attorney, has practiced government contracts, data privacy, and intellectual property for 16 years.She also wrote the Licensing Law Handbook and chaired a state commission on citizen privacy rights. She was a United Nations consultant to the Nepali government, drafted the intellectual property rights of the Bulgarian government, and was a Special Advisor to the National Economic Council and the Office of the President of the United States. Ms. Hopkins managed her own firm and was employed by Accenture LLP in technology contracts.
Credit:
Minnesota CLE credit is pending approval.
By:
ACS Chapter Minneapolis/St. Paul
More Information And Registration

February 8: Cleveland+Webcast - The International Law Commission's Proposal for a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity


Three crimes typically have featured in the jurisdiction of international criminal tribunals: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The crime of genocide and war crimes are the subject of global conventions that require States within their national law to prevent and punish such crimes, and to cooperate among themselves toward those ends. By contrast, there is no global convention dedicated to preventing and punishing crimes against humanity and promoting inter-State cooperation in that regard, even though crimes against humanity are no less prevalent than genocide or war crimes. Yet treaties focused on prevention, punishment, and inter-State cooperation exist for many offences far less egregious than crimes against humanity, such as corruption and organized crime.
Consequently, a global convention on prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity might serve as an important additional piece in the current framework of international law, and in particular, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and international human rights law. The International Law Commission – a body of 34 experts elected by the United Nations General Assembly to assist in codifying and progressively developing international law – completed a first draft of such a treaty in 2017 and is now awaiting comments from governments prior to completion of the final draft in 2019.
This lecture will explore the justification for such a treaty, the contents of the current draft, the likelihood that it will be adopted and ratified by States, and the possible long-term benefits were such a treaty to enter into force.
Title:
The International Law Commission's Proposal for a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity
The Bruce J. Klatsky Endowed Lecture on Human Rights
When/Where:
Thursday, February 8, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Sean D. Murphy is the Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he teaches international law and U.S. foreign relations law. He is also a Member of the U.N. International Law Commission, serving as its Special Rapporteur for Crimes against Humanity.
Professor Murphy is President-elect of the American Society of International Law and the Chair of its Program Committee. He has previously been elected to serve on the Society’s Executive Council and as a Counselor, as well as on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law.
From 1987 to 1995, Professor Murphy served in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, specializing in oceans and environment law, international dispute resolution, and the law of war. From 1995 to 1998, he served as the Legal Counselor of the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, representing the U.S. Government before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and as the U.S. Agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Professor Murphy has served as an arbitrator, counsel, or expert in cases before international courts and tribunals, including on behalf of Ethiopia, Kosovo, Indonesia, Macedonia, Suriname, Uganda, and the United States. He is an Associate Member of Matrix Chambers, London.
Professor Murphy has published articles in a variety of national and international law journals, and his recent books include: International Law Relating to Islands (Brill Nijhoff/Hague Academy of International Law, 2017) Foreign Relations Law (5th ed. 2017) (with Swaine & Wuerth) International Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2014) (with Damrosch) Litigating War: Mass Civil Injury and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission (2013) (with Kidane and Snider) Public International Law in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2013) (with Buergenthal) and Principles of International Law (2d ed. 2012).
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

January 8: Issues Involved in Custody Suicide Litigation

On January 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with forensic criminologist expert Dennis Savard, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Issues Involved in Custody Suicide Litigation, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Dennis will discuss:
  • Threshold questions
  • Foreseeability
  • Standards of care
  • Causation
  • Statistics.
Title:
Issues Involved in Custody Suicide Litigation
When/Where:
January 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dennis M. Savard has been a practicing forensic criminologist for nearly a decade. Dr. Savard has developed expertise in crime analysis, research on standards of care, and analyzing foreseeability issues involving security, law enforcement, and corrections. He has been involved in cases pertaining to premises liability, law enforcement, and corrections. He has published academic peer reviewed articles and book chapters on jail suicide, workplace violence, crime at shopping centers, correctional counseling, security prevention measures, women as victims of crime, forensic criminology , and excited delirium. He is president of Forensic Criminology Consultants and an assistant professor of criminal justice at Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
Approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration



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

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:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions.

February: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age #MCLE

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 or the like in most states that accept online CLE.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December 2017: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age #MCLE

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:
January 2018
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Ethics or the like in most states that accept online CLE.

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

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

December: 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:
Next Year:
Webcast
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.
More Information And Registration



Monday, December 18, 2017

February: 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

https://www.lexisnexis.com/university/Course.aspx?classInfo=Crs~686~33222&str=t
When/Where:
Webcast - register now!
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most states that allow online credits.



December 21/San Francisco : Welcome To Federal Court! Let’s learn some cool new rules, pronto

The December 21, 2017 meeting of the Attorney Action Club will be presented by Albert Stoll. Albert’s presentation is entitled: "Welcome To Federal Court! Let’s learn some cool new rules, pronto."
 
The key learning points are:
  • Know the key differences between California State and Federal Court; from jurisdiction, pleading, discovery, expert witnesses and trial
  • What every litigator must know about Rule 26.
  • Differences in work product between State and Federal Court.
  • Guidelines of Professional Conduct in The Northern District of California.
 
Where/When:
New York Life, 425 Market Street, 9th Floor, San Francisco
December 21, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Be sure to register as space is limited  (**Must register within 24 hrs)
  
Speaker:
In August of 1994 Al founded the law firm now known as Albert G. Stoll, Jr. | A Law Corporation. In his 24 years of plaintiffs law practice, Al has handled more than 40 personal injury jury trials where negligent drivers have caused injuries to other drivers, pedestrians, motorcycle and bicycle riders. Al has also handled numerous premise liability, slip and fall, product liability, medical malpractice, police excessive force and employment law cases. He enjoys practicing law with his two partners Walter Haynes who also handles personal injury cases and Jessica Juarez who represents employees in discrimination and wage and hour matters. 
 
By: 
The Attorney Action Club, a network of San Francisco Bay Area lawyers who host monthly topical discussions on attorney work life balance and law practice management.
Credit:
This Presentation May Qualify for 1 units of California Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credit

Sunday, December 17, 2017

January/Seattle: 2018 Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition #MCLE

On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I am pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in our 2018 Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition taking place Monday, January 22nd through Thursday, January 25th.
We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. Volunteer judges are invaluable to the continued success of MCHB and the in-house competition program. As a judge, you will provide valuable feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance.
Register to serve as a judge for both competitions using this online sign-up sheet.
Title:
By:
Credit:
  • 3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each additional night judged
  • Free parking in the Central Parking Garage after 4:00 pm
  • Dinner
Registration:Use this online sign-up sheet.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

December 18: Better Serving Older or Disabled Veterans: A Special Session on the Intersections between Veterans Benefits, Social Security, and Medicaid


Well over one-half of the American Veteran population is elderly or disabled and entitled to a wide-range of government benefits— from income to health care to in-home services. These benefits can help a veteran and their family stave off poverty, prolong independence, and receive the supportive services they need to thrive. Yet, while many elder law, disability rights, and benefits practitioners are versed in Social Security and Medicaid, few attorneys are aware of how these benefits intersect with benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As part of PLI’s Advocating for Veterans series, this free half-day session will empower practitioners with the tools they need to maximize their Veteran clients’ income and well-being, and to better meet their health care and long-term needs. More specifically, expert veterans and government benefits attorneys will provide practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ lesser known Non-Service-Connected Pension benefit and break down the interplay between VA Benefits, Social Security benefits, Medicaid, and In-Home Supportive Services.
What You Will Learn
  • How to determine whether a Veteran is eligible for VA Non-Service-Connected Pension, including how to reduce a Veteran’s countable income in order to ensure entitlement and maximize income
  • How VA Benefits and Social Security benefits intersect, including how they offset one another, the main differences between VA Non-Service-Connected Pension and SSI, and the impact of VA Non-Service-Connected Pension on SSI
  • How to prolong a Veteran’s independence by using VA Non-Service-Connected Pension with or without In-Home Supportive Services to pay for in-home care and assisted living
  • How to expand a Veteran’s long-term care options using VA Benefits, Medicaid, and In Home Supportive Services
Who Should Attend
  • Attorneys and advocates that work with or are interested in serving American Veterans will benefit from this program.
  • Elder law, disability rights advocates, and government benefits advocates may find the session particularly applicable to their practice areas.
  • IMPORTANT! If you are a VA-accredited attorney and have already completed the VA’s initial CLE requirement, this program may satisfy the VA’s continuing CLE requirement to maintain accreditation. 
Title:
Better Serving Older or Disabled Veterans: A Special Session on the Intersections between Veterans Benefits, Social Security, and Medicaid
When/Where:
December 18, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December 14: Working the Web: Delivering Legal Services Online

Rescheduled from December 7: E-commerce has exploded over the last 15 years, and this trend is finally finding its way to the law. This webinar is designed to help lawyers and law firms understand the primary ethics issues that may arise when selling or delivering legal services online. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn:
  • Online advertising and fee-splitting: A review of the first amendment considerations and limitations surrounding online referrals.
  • The ethics of online Q&A: How does answering questions online from people who may be out-of-state mesh with state-based practice limitations?
  • Online “deals” and unbundled services: To what extent do online deals or other unbundled offers implicate ethics rules around advertising, trust accounts, excessive fees, conflicts and the duty of competence?
  • Technology & security: What special considerations around technology and cloud-based applications are in play when serving clients online?
Title:
Working the Web: Delivering Legal Services Online
When/Where:
December 14, 2017 - Rescheduled from December 7
10am PT / 1pm ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, NV, PA, TX, OH, WA and NY.
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
More Information And Registration

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

In this course, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records.
During our session we will cover:
  • Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession 
  • Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • A Personal Story of Addiction
  • Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession.
Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
Webcast:
Programs in 2018:
Speaker:
Neil Waechter
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December 7: Crazy Claims: Lessons Learned from Cases that Veered Off Track

Join George Jonson, J.D., and Erin McCartney, J.D., as they examine actual cases that took a turn for the worse. The discussion will include an analysis of any applicable "Model Rules of Professional Conduct," as well as an evaluation of the lessons that can be learned from each case.
Title:
Crazy Claims: Lessons Learned from Cases that Veered Off Track
When/Where:
December 7, 2017
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • George Jonson, J.D.
  • Erin McCartney, 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

December 7: Legal Risks in Ancillary Care

On December 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with physical therapy expert Deborah Singer, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Legal Risks in Ancillary Care, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Deb will discuss:
  • Types of ancillary care medical malpractice lawsuits
  • Education of physical therapy expert witnesses
  • Common types of physical therapy lawsuits
  • Understanding ancillary care hieroglyphics
  • Expert witnesses in ancillary care
  • Looking to the future of ancillary claims.
Title:
Legal Risks in Ancillary Care
When/Where:
December 7, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Deborah Singer serves as the senior vice president for Select Medical and is currently responsible for the strategic rehabilitation businesses in five states including California and Alaska. As a nationally recognized leader in physical therapy, Deborah formed Experts In Therapy, LLC in 2006 and Experts in Nursing, LLC in 2016. Operating now as the leading niche provider of therapy and nursing expert witnesses in the country, her reputation as an attorney-ancillary care matchmaker is unprecedented.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, IL, MO, NC, PA, and WI.
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration




January 17: Representing Modest Means Homeowners in Association Disputes: Key California Statutes and Consumer Protections

Though created by state and local governments, homeowner associations are not regulated by either entity once the developer turns control of the subdivision over to the homeowner board. Nor does a single regulatory agency enforce the consumer rights of buyers who purchase association homes. Enforcement of consumer rights – to the extent they even exist – is achieved almost solely through private action.
About 14 million Californians now live in the state’s 52,000 townhomes, co-ops, condos, and planned subdivisions managed by associations. The majority are homeowners of modest means. When disputes arise – over assessment collection, for example – the association corporation typically has an attorney, while the modest means homeowner does not. Representing modest means homeowners in association disputes is a field with enormous demand but few practitioners.
What You Will Learn
This training will introduce the new practitioner to statutes governing consumer rights in three key areas: assessment collection, transparency in association financial operations, and election statutes (used not only to elect board directors, but to set certain assessments.) The training will also benefit practitioners, who have represented homeowners in the past, but want to deepen their understanding of the complex statutes governing associations. The goal of the training is to provide participants with tools for representing modest means homeowners.
Title:
Representing Modest Means Homeowners in Association Disputes: Key California Statutes and Consumer Protections
When/Where:
January 17, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

January: Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace #MCLE

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

https://www.lexisnexis.com/university/Course.aspx?classInfo=Crs~686~33222&str=t
When/Where:
Webcast - register now!

February:
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most states that allow online credits.



January 2018: 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:
February 2018:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Ethics or the like in most states that accept online CLE.

Monday, December 4, 2017

December 5: Employee Handbooks for 2018

2018 is weeks away - are you prepared? Give us 30 minutes - we’ll give you a roadmap to handbook and policy changes for the new year.
Title:
Employee Handbooks for 2018
When/Where:
Tue, December 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PST
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Miller Law Group
Credit:
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

June 6: Webcast - Best Practices in Patent Illustration


This webinar demonstrates proven techniques that improve figure clarity and generate top quality first drafts that reduce office actions. Topics Covered:
  • Techniques that reduce examiners' confusions and improve figure clarity
  • Best practices for working with inventors and vendors
  • Quality control - what details are examiners looking for in your illustrations
  • How can you help your vendor complete the drawings in one draft instead of three?
  • Lines, shading, text and fills for Utility and Design patents
  • Samples and examples throughout the webinar
Attorneys, patent agents and paralegals will find these webinars very useful and are able to manage their patent prosecution in a more efficient and effective manner.
Title:
Best Practices in Patent Illustration
When/Where:
June 6, 2018 - 12 PM EST
Webcast
Speaker:
Hal Pieroway - Coming from industrial and product design domains, our presenter bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 10 years of experience working with intellectual property professionals: from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors. Hal has been conducting webinars focusing on these critical areas over the last few years specializing in utility and industrial designs.
By:
LegalAdvantage
Cost:
Free
Credit:
DE, IA, WA
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

December: 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:
January 2018
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November 29: Creating delightful client experiences to grow your practice.

Lawyers are always exhorted to up their customer service game. But what does this actually mean? Most of us lawyers think we have great relationships with our client, and we do genuinely care about our clients. But is that enough?
"Try harder" just isn't helpful advice for building a law firm that delivers a consistently stellar client experience. This week we are pulling in a customer service expert from Ruby Receptionists. We'll look under the hood to learn about what training and systems allow Ruby to offer the best-in-class service it is known for. Sound Immigration has been a paying Ruby customer for years (we still are), and we've long wanted to hear from them to learn what goes into the secret sauce. We're excited to be able to have them on board for this month's webinar.
Title:
From First Impressions to Meaningful Connections: Creating delightful client experiences to grow your practice.
Where/Where:
November 29, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
Credit:
1 Washington MCLE credit pending.
Speaker:
Christina Burns is the VP of Service at Ruby Receptionists and a recognized customer experiences leader. Her blog shares insights and best practices for others in the field and those who want to up their customer service game. She's been in the industry for over a decade and has a passion for helping businesses focus on customer experience as a key business metric. Christina wholeheartedly believes fantastic customer service can make the world a better place.
By:
Sound Immigration
Cost:
Free
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Monday, November 27, 2017

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

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:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions