Sunday, June 25, 2017

July 14: Minneapolis - Representing Clients Before the Immigration Court #MCLE

This training and simulation will provide hands-on immigration court training to a small group of prospective pro bono attorneys emphasizing practice, procedure, and advocacy skills, in order to improve the level and quality of representation before the Immigration Court. The training consists of a morning workshop covering substance and procedure with a mocking hearing in the afternoon. Attorneys attending this training will be asked to take on a pro bono case within the next year.
Title:
Representing Clients Before the Immigration Court
When/Where:
Friday, July 14, 2017
9am - 4:30pm
Robins Kaplan LLP
800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 2800
Moot Courtroom
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Cost:
FREE
Credit:
6 standard CLE credits applied for
By:
The Advocates for Human Rights
More Information And Registration

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 27: Combating Islamophobia and Addressing Bias in the Legal Profession #ethics #MCLE

This month's Legal Lunchbox is in partnership with WSBA Diversity. Join us first for a presentation by Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN) Executive Director on Combating Islamophobia. A panel discussion with practicing attorneys will follow, addressing issues of bias and inclusion in the legal profession.
Title:
Combating Islamophobia and Addressing Bias in the Legal Profession
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
June 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:35 PM
Speakers:
  • Aneelah Afzali – Executive Director, MAPS American Muslim Empowerment Network, Redmond
  • Omar Nur – Nur Law, PLLC, Everett
  • Natasha El-Sergany – Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle
  • Moderator: Rajeev Majmuder – Governor, Dist 2, Washington State Bar Association; Law Office of Roger L. Ellingson PS, Blaine
By:
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
Credits:

  • Ethics: 0.75
  • Other: 0.75

Cost:
Free to all WSBA members.
More Information and Registration

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 22: Webcast - Sleep Disorders

On June 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with neurology expert Dr. Lev Grinman, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Sleep Disorders, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Dr. Grinman will discuss:
  • Common sleep disorders
  • Symptoms and unusual behaviors of sleep disorders
  • How to screen and test for sleep disorders
  • Medications and sleep disorders
  • Legal implications of sleep disorders
    Title:
    Sleep Disorders
    When/Where:
    June 22, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
    Speaker:
    Dr. Lev Grinman is the chief medical officer of Medsurant Holdings, LLC which is currently the 3rd largest provider of IONM services nationally. He has monitored over 5,000 IONM cases during his career. Dr. Grinman is a clinical instructor of neurology at Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Grinman is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine.
    Credit:
    This webinar is approved for CLE credit in California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,
    By:
    The TASA Group, Inc.
    Cost:
    Free.
    MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION




    Monday, June 19, 2017

    June: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting #MCLE

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

    Title:
    Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting
    When/Where:
    Webcast on multiple dates:
    Also: July
    August
    By:
    LexisNexis
    Credit:
    Most states that allow online credits.





    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    July 7: Chicago - Fourteenth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review


    Title:
    Fourteenth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
    When/Where:
    July 7, 2017
    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Mayer Brown LLP
    71 S. Wacker Drive
    33rd floor
    Chicago, IL 60606
    RSVP + ID Required to enter building
    Speakers:

    • Susan Bandes - Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
    • Colleen Connell -  Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois; Member, Board of Advisors, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter
    • Steven D. Schwinn - Associate Professor, The John Marshall Law School; Member, Board of Advisors, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter
    • Michael A. Scodro - Partner, Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group, Mayer Brown LLP
    • Moderated by: Steve Sanders - Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

    Credit:
    1.25 hours of free CLE credit is pending.

    Cost:
    Admission is free, but space is limited.
    By:

    • ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter
    • Public Interest Law Initiative
    • American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
    • Mayer Brown LLP:

    More Information And RSVP




    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    June: Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles #MCLE

    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:
    Multiple programs throughout June 2017:
    Also - July:
    August:
    By:
    LexisNexis
    Credit:
    1 credit in most jurisdictions
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    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    June 15: Webcast - Legal Services at Stand Downs

    This panel will discuss a variety of legal topics relevant to working with veterans experiencing homelessness. Topics will include how to address criminal and civil legal matters and child support issues on-site at Stand Down. Panelists will also discuss how to develop initiatives to provide legal services in rural areas.
    Title:
    Legal Services at Stand Downs
    When/Where:
    Thursday, Jun 15, 2017
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Speakers:
    • Steve Binder, San Diego Public Defender
    • Sara Sommarstrom, Vetlaw Director of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.
    By:
    Credit:
    The announcement does not address whether another has applied for CLE credit for this event. Consult your CLE Accreditation authority.
    More Information And Registration

    June 27: Webcast - Parameters to Determine Proper Use of Force

    On June 27, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with law enforcement and safety expert Timothy Dimoff, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Parameters to Determine Proper Use of Force, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Tim Dimoff will discuss:
    • Use of force policy
    • Reasons
    • Factors for consideration
    • Levels of resistance
    • Rules.

    Title:
    Parameters to Determine Proper Use of Force
    When/Where:
    June 27, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
    Speaker:
    Tim Dimoff is the founder and president of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc. which is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities in high-risk workplace and human resource issues, security, vulnerability assessment and crime. He is known as a speaker, trainer, investigator and author and has appeared on national radio and television shows and major newspapers. Tim is a nationally recognized expert on violent behavior and criminal investigation and has provided crime commentary and profiling analysis and has appeared on shows such as MSNBC, CNN and Court TV. His expertise includes high risk and security issues, human resource issues, corporate investigations, liability issues from hiring to firing, drugs and substance abuse, identity theft, law enforcement procedures, and victim justice.
    Credit:
    This webinar is approved for general CLE credit in Florida, Illinois, Ohio,FL, IL and OH, and ethics credit in California, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania
    By:
    The TASA Group, Inc.
    Cost:
    Free.
    MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION



    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    June 28: Dechert-y!: The #Ethics Gameshow

    Show your ethics (and office pride) in this interactive game show competition that takes a deep dive into a host of ethical issues confronted in daily practice. Think you know it all? Then bet it all on the Daily Double. But whatever you do, don't forget to answer in the form of a question.
     
    Title:
    Dechert-y!: The Ethics Gameshow
    When/Where:
    June 28, 2017
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Live Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Videoconference Locations:

    • Boston, MA 
    • Charlotte, NC 
    • Los Angeles, CA 
    • Mountain View, CA 
    • New York, NY 
    • Princeton, NJ 
    • San Francisco, CA 
    • Washington, D.C. 
    Speakers:
    • Jeffrey R. Boles, Ph.D.
    • Shriram Harid
    • Sheku Sheikholeslami
    By:
    Dechert
    Credit:
    CLE credit is pending in CA, CT, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX.
    Cost:
    No charge
    More Information And Registration

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    June 15: San Francisco - Attorney Action Club Public Speaking Presentation #MCLE

    In this presentation, Tina D'Elia will discuss:
    • Introductions
    • Stretch/Warm ups - Physical and vocal
    • Ground - The Alexander technique, stretch and smize
    Title:
    Attorney Action Club Public Speaking Presentation 
    Where/When:
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:30pm (PST)
    U.S. Bank, One California Street, 20th Floor
    San Francisco, CA
    Sign in at the front desk on the ground floor and go to 20th Floor
    Speaker:
    Tina D’Elia, Owner/Founder of Tina D’Elia Consulting, is a Performance Coach, Public Speaking Trainer, Casting Director, and Professional Actor (She is a member of SAG-AFTRA) in the Bay Area. Tina D'Elia Consulting provides one on-one performance coaching for professionals who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and authentic public speaking and presents public speaking workshops to a variety of groups. Most recently Tina D’Elia Consulting provided a presentation for California Minority Council Program to their attorney’s. Tina utilizes various acting techniques with clients to help them feel more centered in preparation for public speaking whether speaking live, on camera, or voice-over/radio.
    Tina has provided public speaking trainings and acting workshops in the Bay Area and Northern California. Her clients range from law firms, law schools, webcasting companies, non-profit organizations, and community groups.
    Credit:
    This Presentation may Qualify for 1 units of California Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
    More Information And Registration

    June 9: Web - Working the web: Delivering legal services online #MCLE

    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:
    June 9, 2017
    11am PT / 2pm 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

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    June: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession #MCLE

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


    Friday, June 2, 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.

    June: 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 - register now!
    Also - In July:
    By:
    LexisNexis
    Credit:
    Most states that allow online credits.

    June: 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:
    Multiple webcasts in June 2017:
    By: LexisNexis
    Credit: Ethics: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington (LN applies only if a WA Attorney attends), West Virginia, Wisconsin (pending).

    August 4: Web - Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles

    According to the Pew Research Center, 73% of online adults use at least one social media platform. That number grows daily. Learn how to apply evidentiary principles to this medium, discover and build sound strategies to uncover sources and results on an electronic legal research platform and stay up to date on the trends in social media as well as the social media activities of key players in cases as well as gain an understanding of how social media has taken such an important role in society
    Title:
    Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
    When/Where:
    Webcast:
    August:
    By:
    LexisNexis
    Credit:
    1 credit in most jurisdictions

    Thursday, June 1, 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.



    July 5: 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:
    July 5, 2017 - 12 PM EST
    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

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    June/Webcast - Fastcase Training #MCLE

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

    • 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

    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.




    Tuesday, May 30, 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.



    Monday, May 29, 2017

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

    Sunday, May 28, 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: 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.




    May 30: Web [WA State] - Allyship: Barriers and Best Practices for Legal Professionals

    What does it mean to be an ally? What are some skills, resources, opportunities and barriers? Join us for an examination of the unique barriers, opportunities, and strategies for legal professionals to act as allies to individuals and communities.
    Title:
    Allyship: Barriers and Best Practices for Legal Professionals
    WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
    When/Where:
    May 30, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Speakers:
    • Naomi Strand - Northwest Community Legal Advocates, Seattle
    • Naoko Inoue Shatz - Shatz Law Group PLLC, Seattle
    • Edwin Lindo - University of Washington, Seattle; Co-founder, Injustice Boycott, Seattle
    • Michelle Saucedo - University of Washington, Seattle; Gates Public Service Law Scholar, Seattle
    By:
    • WSBA Legal Lunchbox Program
    • Sponsored by ALPS, the WSBA’s endorsed professional liability program
    Credits:
    General: 1.50
    Cost:
    Free to all WSBA members.
    More Information and Registration

    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

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    May 31: Public Interest Boot Camp #MCLE

    All pro bono attorneys, legal organization staff, and other advocates seeking tools to better serve low and moderate income client communities would benefit The Public Interest Boot Camp, is a free program designed to prepare law students holding summer internships with public interest law organizations, government agencies, and other legal nonprofits to better serve these clients. All students and public interest advocates are encouraged to view this program to develop new skills for productive and successful client relationships.
    Title:
    Public Interest Boot Camp
    When/Where:
    May 31, 2017
    9:00 AM Pacific
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Also presented in-person in San Francisco, CA
    Credit:
    Up to 3.25 credits in most jurisdictions
    Speakers:
    • Co-Chairs
      • Kent Qian ~ Deputy City Attorney, Oakland City Attorney's Office
      • Phong S. Wong ~ Pro Bono Director, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
    • Eliza Hersh ~ Attorney at Law ,
    • Nicholas Levenhagen ~ Elder Fraud Attorney, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
    • Jeanne Nishimoto ~ Pro Bono Training Coordinator, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
    • Protima Pandey ~ Managing Attorney, San Mateo County, Bay Area Legal Aid
    • Nicole M. Perez ~ Directing Attorney, Veterans Justice Center, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
    • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    Cost:
    Free
    By:
    Practising Law Institute is pleased to partner with the State Bar of California, Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, the Pro Bono Training Institute, and the SoCal Pro Bono Managers, to coordinate and present this program.
    More Information And Registration

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    May 2017:Webcasts - Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles #MCLE

    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:
    Multiple programs throughout May 2017:


    By:
    LexisNexis
    Credit:
    1 credit in most jurisdictions

    June 9: Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2017

    Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.
    What You Will Learn
    • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection
    • Introduction to the Fair Credit Reporting Act
    • A Primer on Automobile Fraud
    • Representing the Unsecured Debtor
    • Mortgage Servicer Litigation
    • Assisting Student Loan Borrowers
    • Developing a Working Relationship with Legal Services Organizations
    Attorneys who want to volunteer to help low income clients with consumer related issues and legal services advocates who want to enhance their skills in consumer litigation matters would benefit from attending this program.
    Title:
    Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2017
    When/Where:
    June 9, 2017
    9:00 AM Pacific
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Also presented in-person in San Francisco, CA
    Credit:
    Up to 6 credits in most jurisdictions
    Speakers:
    • Chair: Robert W. Murphy ~ Murphy Law Firm
    • Scott C. Borison ~ Legg Law Firm, LLC
    • Ronald L. Burdge ~ Burdge Law Office
    • Joshua Cohen ~ Cohen Consumer Law
    • Cary L Flitter ~ Flitter Milz, P.C.
    • Kathleen P. Hyland ~ Hyland Law Firm, LLC
    • Ian B. Lyngklip ~ Lyngklip & Associates Consumer Law Center, PLC
    • Lisa Sitkin ~ Senior Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
    • Robert S. Sola ~ Robert S. Sola, P.C.
    • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    Cost:
    Free
    More Information And Registration

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    May 25: Webcast - Opioids: Physicians, Patients, Governments & Attorneys - #Ethics #MCLE

    On May 25, 2017, The TASA Group, in conjunction with pain management and rehabilitation expert Dr. Steven Simon, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Opioids: Physicians, Patients, Governments & Attorneys, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Dr. Simon will discuss:
    • Impact of unrelieved pain
    • The reason people use opioids
    • The science of pain
    • The mess of opioid use
    • Addiction and abuse.
      Title:
      Opioids: Physicians, Patients, Governments & Attorneys
      When/Where:
      Thursday, May 25, 2017
      02:00 PM EDT
      Webcast - Register Now!
      Speaker:
      Dr. Steven Simon is the Medical Director at The Pain Management Institute as well as the assistant clinical professor with the Department of PMR at The University of Kansas, the Clinical associate professor for the Department of Family Practice as well as the Assistant Clinical Professor at Touro University, Department of PMR. Dr. Simon completed his residency at the University of Kansas where he was Chief Resident. He is an international/regional lecturer to physicians on pain diagnosis, treatments and rehabilitation topics. Dr. Simon has also been awarded a plethora of prestigious honors throughout his career.
      Credit:
      This webinar is approved for CLE general credit in FL, IL, MN, NC, and WI; ethics credit in CA, IL, and PA; and substance abuse credit in FL and NC.
      By:
      The TASA Group, Inc.
      Cost:
      Free.

      June 20: Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM, IOM) #MCLE

      On June 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with neurology expert Dr. Lev Grinman, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM, IOM) , for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Dr. Grinman will discuss:

      • What’s IONM?
      • Why Use IONM?
      • Supervising physician requirements
      • What is monitored during IONM?
      • Surgeries utilizing IONM
      • Complications of IONM
      • What to look for in a legal case involving IONM.

        Title:
        Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM, IOM)
        When/Where:
        June 20, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
        WEBCAST - REGISTER NOW!
        Speaker:
        Dr. Lev Grinman is Chief Medical Officer of Medsurant Holdings, LLC which is currently the 3rd largest provider of IONM services nationally. He has monitored over 5,000 IONM cases during his career. Dr. Grinman is a clinical instructor of Neurology at Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Grinman is board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine.
        Credit:
        This webinar is approved for CLE credit in California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,
        By:
        The TASA Group, Inc.
        Cost:
        Free.
        MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

        Wednesday, May 24, 2017

        July: 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:
        Multiple programs throughout July 2017:
        August:
        By:
        LexisNexis
        Credit:
        1 credit in most jurisdictions
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        Tuesday, May 23, 2017

        July 20: How to Bill Without Getting Burned #MCLE

        Your firm’s billing practices can be the source of great frustration for your clients and could land you
        in front of a disciplinary board. On the other hand, the right billing practices can reinforce the value
        of your services to your clients and spur more business. Your approach can make all the difference.
        Join speakers Erin McCartney, J.D., and Richards Ford, J.D., to learn about ethical pitfalls to avoid and how to bill without getting burned.
        Title:
        How to Bill Without Getting Burned
        When/Where:
        Thursday, July 20, 2017
        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
        Webcast - Register Now!
        Speakers:
        • Erin McCartney, J.D., 
        • Richards Ford, J.D.
        CLE credit:
        Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states.
        By:
        Attorney Protective
        More Information And Registration

        Monday, May 22, 2017

        June 9: Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

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


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

        May 2017: When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies #MCLE

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

        Sunday, May 21, 2017

        May 2017: 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:
        This webcast is scheduled multiple times - register now!
        By:
        LexisNexis
        Credit:
        Most states that allow online credits.

        Friday, May 19, 2017

        June 6: San Diego - Mass Incarceration Machine #MCLE

        The ACS San Diego Lawyer Chapter is co-hosting a panel discussion with sponsor, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, examining how police stops can impact members of poor and nonwhite communities. It will also focus on the dysfunctions of the money bail system and legislative efforts to reform it.
        Title:
        Mass Incarceration Machine
        When/Where:
        June 6, 2017
        06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
        Thomas Jefferson School of Law
        1155 Island Avenue
        San Diego, CA 92101
        RSVP Now!
        Speakers:
        • Christi Hill: ACLU of San Diego, Attorney, expert on police stops
        • Monica Montgomery: ACLU of San Diego, Attorney, expert on bail reform
        • Moderated by: GeneviĆ©ve Jones-Wright: San Diego Public Defender
        Credit:
        1 MCLE credit pending.
        Cost:
        Admission is free, but space is limited.
        By:
        • American Constitution Society CA - San Diego
        • Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
        More Information And RSVP

        Thursday, May 18, 2017

        May 17: Webcast - Spotlight on Conflicts of Interest #MCLE

        Join J. Calhoun Watson, Member of Sowell Gray located in Columbia, South Carolina, and Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective, as they provide valuable insights on conflicts of interest. This webinar is back by popular demand and will provide tips on how to avoid conflicts of interests and discuss what actions to consider should a conflict arise. The webinar will also include a review of applicable ethics rules.
        Title:
        Spotlight on Conflicts of Interest
        When/Where:
        May 17, 2017
        12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
        Webcast - Register Now!
        Speakers:
        • J. Calhoun Watson, Member of Sowell Gray located in Columbia, South Carolina
        • Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective
        CLE credit:
        Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states.
        By:
        Attorney Protective
        More Information And Registration

        Wednesday, May 17, 2017

        June 6: Military Sexual Trauma - Establishing Evidence to Support a Claim for Entitlement to Service-Connected Disability Compensation


        The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government keeps its promise to our nation's 25 million veterans, active duty personnel, and their families to provide them the benefits they have earned through their service to our country. Through its Lawyers Serving Warriors® pro bono program, NVLSP offers free legal assistance to U.S. veterans and service members through a network of volunteer attorneys at large private law firms and corporate legal departments. NVLSP staff attorneys provide training for and mentor these volunteers in representing these clients before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), various military department agencies, and federal courts.

        As part of NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® program, the Military Sexual Trauma (MST) program provides pro bono representation to survivors of MST on their disability claims for mental conditions related to the sexual assault or harassment that occurred in service. This training will provide an overview of the process for claiming disability benefits for mental conditions that result from military sexual trauma.

        Title:
        Military Sexual Trauma - Establishing Evidence to Support a Claim for Entitlement to Service-Connected Disability Compensation
        When/Where:
        June 6, 2017
        12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        Live Location: Washington, D.C.
        Videoconference Locations:
        • Boston, MA
        • Charlotte, NC
        • Los Angeles, CA
        • Mountain View, CA
        • New York, NY
        • Philadelphia, PA
        • San Francisco, CA
        Seating Limited - Register Now!
        Speakers:
        • Ronald Abrams, Joint Executive Director, National Veterans Legal Services Program
        • Thomas Moore, Program Manager/Staff Attorney, National Veterans Legal Services Program
        • Bernadette Valdellon, Staff Attorney, National Veterans Legal Services Program
        By:
        Dechert
        Credit:
        CLE credit is pending in CA, CT, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA, and TX.
        Cost:
        No charge
        More Information And Registration






        Monday, May 15, 2017

        May 2017: Web - Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting #MCLE

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

        Title:
        Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting
        When/Where:
        By:
        LexisNexis
        Credit:
        Most states that allow online credits.

        Thursday, May 11, 2017

        May: Webcast - Fastcase training

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

        • 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

        Wednesday, May 10, 2017

        May 2017: Web - Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession #MCLE

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

        Sunday, May 7, 2017

        May 22: San Francisco - Voting Rights Institute with Pam Karlan and Gerry Hebert

        The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder effectively nullified a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the most effective civil rights law ever enacted. As a result, attorneys and activists play a key role working with voters to protect their rights against discriminatory voting laws. The Voting Rights Institute, a project of ACS, the Campaign Legal Center, and the Georgetown Law Center, has trained nearly 900 lawyers and law students nationwide.
        This is an important training opportunity for lawyers who want to do pro bono work related to voting rights. This training will include an overview of voting rights legislation and case law, examples of the ways in which state and local governments are infringing upon the right to vote, information for attendees who want to identify obstacles to voting, and how to fix them.
        Title:
        Voting Rights Institute with Pam Karlan and Gerry Hebert
        When/Where:
        May 22, 2017
        03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
        Duane Morris LLP
        1 Market Street
        #2000
        San Francisco, CA 94105
        Speakers:
        • J. Gerald “Gerry” Hebert, Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting, The Campaign Legal Center
        • Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law; Co-director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School; ACS National Board of Directors
        Credit:
        3.0 MCLE available
        Cost:
        Admission is free, but space is limited.
        By:
        CA - Bay Area
        More Information And Registration