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

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

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

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.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

Saturday, May 13, 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
    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.

    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

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    June 27: Web - Maximizing the Impact of Direct Examination

    When you\'re in front of a judge and jury after months of immersion in your case, there\'s little you don\'t already know about your case and your witness -- to the point that direct examination may feel like just a formality to get out of the way. But to these fact finders, direct is the moment they finally get to meet your witness and your chance to shape those crucial first impressions.
    In this hour long webcast, trial and evidence expert Mike Fontham will help you refine how you conduct direct so that the essentials of your case come across in a powerful, memorable fashion and your witness seems credible and reliable. From Mike's presentation, you will learn how to maximize the impact of your direct by selecting and emphasizing the essentials of your client\'s case, phrasing your questions to elicit the answers you want (while avoiding form objections), using exhibits to enhance your witness\'s testimony, and developing important points so fact finders will understand and remember them during deliberation.
    Preregistration Required!
    Title:
    Maximizing the Impact of Direct Examination
    When/Where:
    June 27, 2017
    11AM Mountain time
    Webcast runs live for one hour.
    Pre-Register Now!
    Speakers:

    • Mike Fontham
    • Hon. Nancy Vaidik
    • Rebecca Dias-Bonilla

    By:
    National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    Credit:
    The sponsor states:
    "Our online content is not accredited for CLE and we cannot provide a Certificate of Completion. You can apply for self-study credit by contacting your state bar organization directly. To help you with your self-study application, NITA has provided faculty biography information (via the link at the right) as well as a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, which is attached to the presentation. You can access this PDF by clicking on the link button once the presentation has begun to play. If you require verification of your attendance, please contact customerservice@nita.org"
    By:
    National Institute for Trial Advocacy

    July 20: Web - How to Bill Without Getting Burned

    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