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.


Friday, December 8, 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



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

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.

January 4: 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!


Speaker:
Jared Millisor
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
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:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Ethics or the like in most states that accept online CLE.

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 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:
More Information And Registration

Sunday, December 3, 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:
    Webcast
    By:
    LexisNexis
    Credit:
    Most states that allow online credits.
    More Information And Registration



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


    Saturday, December 2, 2017

    January 2018: 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.

    January 3: 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:
    January 3, 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:
    CA, ME, MS, OH, WA, WV
    More Information and Register Now

    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
    More Information and Registration

    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




    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    Nov 28+30; Dec 5+6: Free Ethics CLE Conference Call

    Atty. Richard Clem
    Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education is offering a free conference call CLE program.  The program will cover the rules regarding client funds and trust accounts, including:

    • Rule 1.15 of the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct
    • Client Trust Account Rules, Chapter 45 of the Iowa Court Rules
    • Iowa Lawyer Trust Account Commission procedures and forms
    • Other guidance from Iowa Court Commissions.
    The program will focus on the Iowa rules, but most of the material will be applicable to attorneys in other states. Each portion of the program covers a different part of the rules.

    Title:
    Free Conference Call CLE
    When/Where:
    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00 - 7:45 PM Central Time
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 - 7:45 PM Central Time
    • Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:00 PM - 7:45 Central Time
    • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:00 - 7:45 PM Central Time.
    Credit:
    • Iowa: Each program, 0.75 ethics CLE credit applied for, activity numbers: 11/28: 280010; 11/30: 280029; 12/5: 280011; 12/6: 280012.
    • Minnesota: Each program, 0.75 ethics CLE credit applied for, event codes: 11/28: 250459; 11/30: 250460; 12/5: 250461; 12/6: 250462.
    • If you take the program all four evenings, you will earn 3.0 credits, which completely satisfies your ethics CLE requirement in either state.
    By:
    Richard Clem CLE.
    Pre-registration for this program is not necessary. To participate, simply call in at 6:55 PM Central Time on Nov. 28, Nov. 30, Dec. 5, and/or Dec. 6. Full instructions for claiming CLE credit will be provided during the call. To receive your certificate of attendance, you will need to e-mail a series of codes that will be given during the program. If you join the call already in progress, write down the codes you do hear, and you will receive partial credit for the minutes you attended.
    Cost:
    There is absolutely no cost to attend this programs, and no payment is expected. If, however, you wish to make a small voluntary payment, you may do so after the program. For full information, read why this program is free. You will receive full CLE credit whether or not you decide to pay.  If you need additional credits, I will have additional low-cost conference call programs available. There is, however, no obligation, and you're welcome to take the free program, even if you don't intend to take any additional programs.
    Speaker:
    The program will be presented by Richard P. Clem, an attorney and continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Minnesota. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for 25 years. He has a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul and a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota. His reported cases include: Asociacion Nacional de Pescadores a Pequena Escala o Artesanales de Colombia v. Dow Quimica de Colombia, 988 F.2d 559, rehearing denied, 5 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1041 (1994); LaMott v. Apple Valley Health Care Center, 465 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991); Abo el Ela v. State, 468 N.W.2d 580 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991).
    More Information

    Wednesday, November 22, 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

    Sunday, November 19, 2017

    November: 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:
    By:
    LexisNexis
    Credit:
    1 credit in most jurisdictions




    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    November 17+30: 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:
    Most states that allow online credits.

    November 28: It's All About the Relationship: Becoming an Effective Counselor at Law

    Law is often taught as a series of topics, like torts, contract, constitutional law, etc. That approach emphasizes the theory of law, but not the practice of it. The practice of law is all about the relationships we form — with our clients, with colleagues, with our families. The psychological challenges that arise in legal practice are rarely the result of a cognitive challenge in understanding the principles of law that are at stake. Rather, the challenges arise from the emotional stress we feel from the difficult relationships we sometimes have to endure. And the rewards of legal practice often come from the supportive and compassionate relationships from which we benefit..

    Title:
    It's All About the Relationship: Becoming an Effective Counselor at Law
    WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
    When/Where:
    November 28, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:35 PM
    Speaker:
    Duncan Holloman – M.FA., J.D., Ph.D., Seattle
    By:
    • WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
    • Sponsored by ALPS
    Credits:
    1.5
    Cost:
    Free to all WSBA members.
    More Information and Registration

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    December 7: 2017 eDiscovery Case Law Review: Sanctions, Security and SCOTUS on Spoliation

    December 7, 2017
    11:00 am
    Webcast - Register Now!
    In modern legal practice, the difference between success and failure often boils down to the ability to navigate and make sense of data. To that end, the legal profession in 2017 was largely shaped by major developments in data and legal technology, from the way in which discovery sanctions were adjudicated to news-making data breaches, such as the so-called “Paradise Papers,” where the hacking of a major law firm exposed illicit tax-sheltering practices of many of the firm’s clients. Over the course of a tumultuous year, legal professionals confronted the specter of cybercrime, a shifting of judicial views on how (and how hard) evidentiary penalties should be imposed, and the fact that the demise of a client’s case -- or a fruitful career -- can arise from a simple failure to understand how modern tech works. The Supreme Court, in the high-profile Goodyear decision, even got in on the action.
    Join a panel of experts, including federal judges, as we glean practical guidance from the most important cases and developments of 2017.
    Cases reviewed include:
    • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, No. 15-1406 (U.S. Apr. 18, 2017): When does a court’s inherent power to sanction cross the line?
    • Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Pyle, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138039 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 28, 2017): Non-party sanctioned under Rule 37(e) for loss of cell phone information. 
    • Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., No. 1:15cv00057 (W.D. Va. Oct. 2, 2017): Should privilege be waived due to inappropriate use of a file-sharing site? 
    • N.M. Oncology & Hematology Consultants v. Presbyterian Healthcare Servs., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130959 (D.N.M. Aug. 16, 2017): Should sanctions be levied for giving employees discretion to preserve emails? 
    • Bailey v. Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, No. CV 16-2195(ADS)(AKT), 2017 WL 2616957 (E.D.N.Y. June 16, 2017): Expensive discovery persuades court to split costs, and penalize counsel, in light of lopsided ESI agreement.
    Title:
    By:
    Logikcull
    Speakers:
    Attorney Michael Simon and a panel of judges.
    Credit:
    You will have to apply for CLE credit with your jurisdiction.
    More Information And Registration

    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Law Firm Digital Audit Offer

    4 Free CLE has partnered with Lightpost Digital to offer a free digital audit of your practice. This includes a 45 minute consultation with Evan Larkin, an expert in digital marketing, currently serving as the Director of Marketing for national CLE provider LexVid Services, Inc. and Digital Director at Lightpost Digital.
    Evan will provide you with an expert overview of your practice online, and show you if your practice is reaching the potential clients it should be. Evan will evaluate these key factors for your practice:

    1. Website setup, mobile-friendliness, navigation & page layout
    2. Website speed & load time
    3. SEO quality
    4. Listings audit
    5. Search ranking.

    You will receive a proprietary 5-point digital audit of your practice that will show you why you are, or are not gaining clients online, and plus a game plan on how to reach more people looking for attorneys in your practice areas. Evan will review your digital audit with you and answer any related marketing questions you may have.

    Contact Evan Larkin at 760-740-0040 or email him at Evan@lightpostdigital.com. Mention you're from 4FreeCLE to receive 10% off any marketing services offered by Lightpost Digital!
    More Information

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    November 8: Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine REVISITED

    The TASA Group, in conjunction with podiatry expert Dr. Aprajita Nakra, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Foot and 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 REVISITED
    When/Where:
    November 8, 2017
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    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.
    By:
    The TASA Group, Inc.
    Credit:
    This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, IL, MO, PA, and WI.
    Cost:
    Free.
    More Information And Registration




    November 14: Seattle - Moot Court Judging MCLE

    MCHB is still recruiting judges for the preliminary rounds of the competition on Tuesday, November 14th.
     
    A special event and catered reception is scheduled after the rounds that evening – the UW MCHB Alumni Night. UW law alums, UW MCHB alums, and UW National Team alums are all encouraged to attend, as are non-Husky volunteer judges. We currently have only 50% of the judges we need for the Tuesday rounds, so if you are still available (and especially if you are an alumnus), please sign up using this online Alumni Night sign-up sheet..
     
    As always, more information about the competition and a complete schedule may be found at the bottom of this email. We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. For your service as a judge you will receive:
    -          3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each subsequent night judged*
    -          Free parking
    -          Dinner 
     
    If you are unable to serve as a judge for this competition, but would like to receive invitations to judge future competitions, please let us know via the sign-up sheet. Questions regarding judging can be sent to CaroLea Casas at judges@uw.edu.  If you have questions specific to Alumni Night, please contact Reina Almon at mchbalum@uw.edu.
     
    Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    CaroLea Casas                                                Reina Almon
    Vice President of Judges                                Vice President of Alumni Relations
    UW Moot Court Honor Board                       UW Moot Court Honor Board
    Credit:
    Each round of competition entails a time commitment of substantive work (training, listening to competition rounds, grading, and delivering feedback) of approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. Judges will receive 0.5 credits for training activity per competition and 2.5 CLE credits for each round judged. Note that WSBA no longer places a limit on CLE credits from judging MCHB competitions.
     
    2017 Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer 1L Mock Trial  
    Competition Schedule
     
    Tuesday, November 14: Preliminary Round #2
    5:30-6:00 p.m.            Judge check-in and dinner; chance to review problem.
    6:00-6:30 p.m.             Mandatory training for judges.
    6:30-9:00 p.m.             Competition round and feedback. 
    After Rounds:             Reception for UW MCHB Alumni in room 115.
                *Refreshments beginning at 8:30 p.m. 

    Jan. 9-11: Dallas - USPTO Attorney and Agent Stakeholder Training

    Registration is now open to attend the Jan. 9-11 USPTO Attorney and Agent Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) at the Texas Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Dallas. 
    This training, which will make use of statutes, rules, and guidelines relevant to practicing before the USPTO, is limited to those who have passed the patent bar, and priority will be given to those who have recently passed the patent bar. The course is led by USPTO trainers and is based on material developed for training patent examiners and other employees.
    STEPP courses are planned throughout the year for attorneys and agents, and also for inventors. Courses are held in person across the country, and some are held virtually. For more information, and to see the schedule of upcoming courses, visit the STEPP page of the USPTO website.
    When/Where:
    January 9 through 11, 2018
    Dallas, TX.
    Credit:
    The USPTO is applying for CLE credit in Texas for this three-day course. You might be able to apply for credit in other jurisdictions.
    Cost:
    Free.
    By:
    US Patent and Trademark Office

    Sunday, November 5, 2017

    November 6: Defending the Constitution in the Age of Trump

    On the morning after the 2016 election, the ACLU took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times with a simple message for the President-elect: “We’ll see you in court.” Whether warning or prediction, it was in fact something of an understatement; the ACLU has challenged Trump administration policies on multiple fronts. Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, will discuss the state of civil liberties in the age of Trump and whether our existing institutions can withstand the challenge of a norm-breaking presidency.
    Title:
    Defending the Constitution in the Age of Trump
    When/Where:
    Monday, November 6, 2017
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Institute for Global Security Law and Policy Lecture
    Webcast Of Presentation
    Moot Courtroom (A59)
    11075 East Blvd.
    Cleveland, Ohio
    By:
    Speaker:
    Ben Wizner is the director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. For nearly 15 years, he has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security, litigating numerous cases involving airport security policies, government watch lists, surveillance practices, targeted killing, and torture. He appears regularly in the global media, has testified before Congress, and is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. Since July of 2013, he has been the principal legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Ben is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law and was a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
    Credit:
    1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
    More Information And Webcast Link

    Continuing Legal Education Readings
    Unfit for the Constitution Nativism and Constitution, From the Founding Fathers to Donald Trump (75 p.)


    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    November 15: Low-wage Noncompetes as Constitutional Violations

    Employers in a variety of fields are increasingly imposing non-compete agreements on their workers as a condition of their at-will employment. These employees are working at or near minimum wage, in positions that require little to no advanced technical skills. Major news sources have highlighted this issue while covering recent employment litigation between Jimmy Johns and a pair of its former employees. This issue is not limited to one fast food chain. Indeed, there is a growing trend, in jurisdictions where employment contracts are legally enforceable, to require low-wage, unskilled workers to execute non-compete agreements as a condition of their hire as at-will employees. This presentation will identify how the extension of post-employment restrictive covenants, specifically non-compete agreements, to workers earning low wages and performing unskilled work improperly infringes on their constitutional right to seek better employment opportunities without suffering overly burdensome penalties.
    Title:
    Low-wage Noncompetes as Constitutional Violations
    When/Where:
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series
    CWRU Law Downtown at the City Club
    The City Club of Cleveland
    850 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Also webcast
    By:
    Speaker:
     Ayesha Bell Hardaway is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. As a member of the faculty, Hardaway has taught as a clinician in the areas of health law, civil litigation and criminal justice. Her research and scholarship interests include the intersection of race and the law, constitutional law, criminal law, health law and civil litigation. Her upcoming article on reparations will be published by the New York University Review of Law & Social Change later this month. Prior to joining the law school faculty, Hardaway practiced in the Litigation Department of Tucker Ellis LLP. Her six years at the firm were devoted to defending major electrical, automotive and pharmaceutical manufacturers during all phases of litigation as trial counsel and National Coordinating Counsel. Hardaway represented those clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. Before her time at Tucker Ellis, Hardaway was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County.
    Credit:
    1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
    More Information And Registration
    http://law.case.edu/Lectures-Events/EventId/315/e/low-wage-noncompetes-as-constitutional-violations-15-nov-2017

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    November: 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:
    Check back later to see if other programs are scheduled
    Speaker:
    Neil Waechter
    By:
    LexisNexis
    Credit:
    Most states that allow online credits.

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    October 30: Witchdoctors, Zombies and Wizards: Rethinking Health in America

    To the extent we can even refer to an American healthcare “system,” it functions brilliantly…to make money for executives and majority shareholders. American healthcare is already twice as costly as other comparable nations and these costs are growing faster than inflation or wages while one third is a result of waste, fraud, and abuse. With a rapidly aging population, healthcare will soon surpass a fifth of our economy. 
    Of course, the American healthcare system does not function brilliantly when one considers the perspective of patients and over-extended primary care providers.  Health is incidental and often an unexpected  (but welcome!) outcome of the system given trailing national health indicators, disparities, millions of uninsured and underinsured persons, and that healthcare itself is our nation’s third leading cause of death. 
    This current healthcare model is unsustainable and undergoing profound change, irrespective of the proposed American Healthcare Act and White House budgetary cuts for health and science research.  Changes in payment models, technology, decentralization, wellness, public health approaches, and data availability have the potential to meaningfully address social determinants of health and an embrace of a new holistic approach to health. However, implementing this change will be “complicated,” as it will entail a profound reordering of economic, policy, and legal priorities to place the interests of individual and public health first.
    Title:
    Witchdoctors, Zombies and Wizards: Rethinking Health in America
    When/Where:
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    The Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture
    Also webcast
    By:
    Speaker:
    Dean Ali S. Khan, MD, MPH Ali S. Khan, MD, MPH, is a former Assistant Surgeon General and current Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Dr. Khan’s professional career has focused on health security, global health, and emerging infectious diseases. He completed a 23-year career as a senior director at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which he joined as a disease detective, and where he led and responded to numerous high profile domestic and international public health emergencies. Dr. Khan was also one of the main architects of CDC’s public health bioterrorism preparedness program. As Dean of the UNMC College of Public Health, his focus is on health system and community based health transformations. His vision is for the College to play an integral role in making Nebraska the healthiest and most equitable state in the Union as a national and global model for wellness. Dr. Khan received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and has a Master of Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. He completed his pediatrics and internal medicine training at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous papers and publications and consulted extensively for multiple U.S. organizations, ministries of health, and the World Health Organization. In 2015 he supported response activities for the West Africa Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone as a World Health Organization (WHO) consultant. Dr. Khan is the author of The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind’s Gravest Dangers.
    Credit:
    1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
    More Information And Registration
    http://law.case.edu/Lectures-Events/EventId/307/e/witchdoctors-zombies-and-wizards-rethinking-health-in-america-30-oct-2017