Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 19: America’s Immigration Policy Fiasco #MCLE


Much of the debate over immigration has ignored what is actually happened.
Professor Douglas Massey of Princeton University, one of the nation’s leading scholars of immigration, explains how militarizing the border has failed to address our real immigration issues and explores more promising policy alternatives.
Title:
America’s Immigration Policy Fiasco
When/Where:
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Webcast Available
Speaker:
Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and Director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. He previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago. Professor Massey is a preeminent scholar in the fields of immigration, Latin American studies, race relations, and urban sociology. Among his more than twenty-five books are Immigration and the Future of America (2013) Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb (2013), winner of the Robert E. Park Award of the American Sociological Association and the Paul Davidoff Award of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times (2010) Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Age of Economic Integration (2002) and American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (1993), the last two of which won the Otis Dudley Duncan Award of the American Sociological Association. Professor Massey also has published nearly 300 scholarly articles and book chapters as well as countless essays, reviews, and opinion pieces. He has been the president of the Population Association of America, the American Sociological Association, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.
By:
Case Western Reserve University
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.

Continuing Legal Education Readings

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 18: Diversity in Clinical Trials ~ Why is it Especially Crucial Today?


Adequate and well controlled clinical trials are the holy grail and the sole bases used to evaluate whether any medicine is safe and effective before it is approved for marketing to health care professionals. The big challenge for companies, FDA and international regulatory authorities is ensuring that research participants are truly representative of the patients that will benefit from the medicine. The composition of the population enrolled in a clinical trial should help; but, getting the right clinical subjects to participate is a complex and often difficult prospect.
The speaker will discuss why increasing diversity in clinical research is important for 1) improving patient outcomes, 2) decreasing overall cost of therapy and 3) enhancing the knowledge of pharma companies and regulators and, through them, physicians, on which patient will benefit, or not, from a given medicine to enable better patient care and improve customer's overall satisfaction with therapy.
Title:
Diversity in Clinical Trials ~ Why is it Especially Crucial Today?
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Maxwell J. Mehlman Lecture
Webcast Available
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Speaker:
Paula Taylor Whitfield, recently retired from Eli Lilly, joined the company in 1987 and ascended to her position as the general counsel for Europe, the functional leader of the European Legal group, and a member of the Corporate Law Division's Executive Committee. In Whitfield's 16 years with Lilly, she has served within numerous sectors, ranging from the Information Technology Division through Lilly's Research Laboratories, Global Regulatory Affairs and Medical Division. Her responsibilities have carried her across the globe from Latin America to Europe and recently back to the United States. Early in her career, a supervisor advised Whitfield to "be abundantly clear about where I saw myself within the organization and where I wanted to go in the succeeding years," says Whitfield. "I needed to appropriately communicate my goals and aspirations to those who would have input and insight on my ability to achieve them." Whitfield has also found that being honest and forthright with people she manages is another helpful key. "It is not so important that one be 'liked' but imperative that one be respected. The key is to treat others as you would like to be treated, with honesty, clarity and integrity." Whitfield, a native of Illinois, earned her B.S. degree from Illinois State University and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
By:
Case Western Reserve University
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
Continuing Legal Education Readings
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Monday, October 16, 2017

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

According to the Pew Research Center, 73% of online adults use at least one social media platform. That number grows daily. Learn how to apply evidentiary principles to this medium, discover and build sound strategies to uncover sources and results on an electronic legal research platform and stay up to date on the trends in social media as well as the social media activities of key players in cases as well as gain an understanding of how social media has taken such an important role in society
Title:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions




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




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:
So far, only one performance of this program is scheduled for November 2017, but check back later!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions




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

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

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






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

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.

December 4: 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:
December 4, 2017
10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Webcast
By: LexisNexis
Credit: Most states that allow online credits.
More Information And Registration

November 15: Proposition 64 Resentencing and Reclassification - Changing a Criminal Record Under California's Marijuana Legalization Measure


On November 8, 2016, California voters passed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or Proposition 64 (“Prop. 64”), into law.  Prop. 64 immediately legalized the possession, transport, purchase, consumption and sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana and up to eight grams of marijuana concentrates for adults aged 21 and older. Licensing and regulation of the nonmedical use of marijuana will not begin until January 2018.
Prop. 64 also reduced or eliminated criminal penalties for most marijuana offenses. Building on the transformative work of Prop. 47, which passed in 2014, Prop. 64 allows Californians with prior marijuana convictions to clean up their records by getting their prior convictions reduced to misdemeanors or infractions or dismissed entirely. This training is designed to provide attorneys with the knowledge, tools, and legal arguments to successfully seek reduction or dismissal of marijuana related cases in California courts. This training will focus on changes to California criminal law that affect individual adults and youth under 18 and not on the licensing or regulation of commercial marijuana businesses.
What You Will Learn
This training will focus on changes to criminal law created by Prop. 64, including how criminal penalties were reduced or eliminated for marijuana offenses (for both adults and youth under 18), procedures for reducing or dismissing a prior marijuana conviction, provide suggested arguments (and their legal basis) for dismissal or reduction of current and former marijuana cases, and provide an update on any legal challenges or issues that have developed in the one year since Prop. 64 passed.
Who Should Attend
This training will be particularly useful for legal advocates who provide or are interested in providing legal services in California and will be helpful for new attorneys and for attorneys who want to explore new areas of practice.
Title:
Proposition 64 Resentencing and Reclassification - Changing a Criminal Record Under California's Marijuana Legalization Measure
When/Where:
November 15, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration




October 27: Emerging Trends and Unique Approaches to The Enforcement of U.S. Customs And International Trade Laws

While the Trump Administration considers the deployment of novel and modified, preexisting remedies to address unfair international trade practices, domestic industry and importers are reassessing their priorities and adjusting to a new trade enforcement regime.
The recently implemented Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 established formal procedures for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to investigate whether merchandise entered into the United States in evasion of applicable duties or other security through false statements or acts by an importer. While the Obama-era statute bolstered U.S. trade agency authority to enforce U.S. trade statutes, trade and customs officials and practitioners are still sorting out numerous questions relating to parties' procedural rights under the new legal proceedings.
On a separate, parallel track, older established trade remedies, such as Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and Section 232(b) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, have been revived by domestic industry and the government, seeking to secure lawful trade action beyond antidumping and countervailing remedies.
The Second Annual International Trade Law Fall Update, Co-Sponsored by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, the American Society of International Law and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association, will examine the impact of the recently enacted trade statutes on Customs and International Trade Law practitioners, and what can be inferred about the predictability and finality of international business transactions in this new period of heightened private and public enforcement.
Organized by Professor Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law and Associate Director of the Cox Center, the conference will feature the Honorable Leo M. Gordon, Judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade, as well as a renowned cadre of customs and trade counsel and officials from Washington D.C., New York City, Kansas City and Los Angeles.
Title:
Emerging Trends and Unique Approaches to The Enforcement of U.S. Customs And International Trade Laws
When/Where:
Friday, October 27, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio
Also webcast
By:
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, the American Society of International Law and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association
Register Here Webcast Available Soon
Credit:
3 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
More Information
http://law.case.edu/Lectures-Events/EventId/306/e/emerging-trends-and-unique-approaches-to-the-enforcement-of-us-customs-and-international-trade-laws-27-oct-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 13, 2017

October 26: Managing Leaves of Absence #MCLE

The legal requirements and practical challenges for administering employee leaves of absence continue to be one of the biggest headaches for businesses -- and employers that make missteps continue to get hit with expensive lawsuits. This webinar will provide an update on the latest developments under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and federal and California disability laws. We will also offer practical tips for balancing your organization's needs within the law.
Title:
Managing Leaves of Absence
When/Where:
October 26, 2017
10 am – 11:15 am (PACIFIC TIME)
Webcast - Register Now
Credit:
CA
Cost:
Miller Law Group invites you and any of your interested colleagues to attend this web seminar free of charge. All you need is a computer with Internet access and speakers.
By:
Miller Law Group
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October 18: What Clowns Can Teach Us About Intellectual Property


Like many creative communities, clowns enforce rules against copying. Each clown seeks to develop a unique identity that is built around their aesthetic, including voice, clothing, and most importantly, makeup design. And other clowns are expected to follow an unwritten rule that no clown can use another’s likeness. Clowns take the uniqueness of their personas so seriously that they have established a registry that allows clowns to publicly claim their face designs by recording portraits on eggs. But unlike industries that rely on formal legal protection, clowns rely on an informal system of community norms to prevent copying.
This project explores the contours and enforcement of the rules governing uniqueness of clown personae. What aspects of a clown’s persona are protected? What makes designs excessively similar? Why do some clowns register while others do not? It also addresses the study of informal governance of intellectual property systems more generally. Why do these informal systems arise? And what role do registries play in informal property systems?
This presentation would be of particular interest to intellectual property lawyers, particularly those focusing on trademark and copyright law, since it will contrast the available formal legal protections with community norms. It will also be of use to IP and real property lawyers because the functions of public registries will be discussed.
Title:
What Clowns Can Teach Us About Intellectual Property
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
5:30 AM - 6:30 AM Pacific Time
Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series
CWRU Law Downtown at the City Club
Webcast Available
Speaker:
Aaron Perzanowski teaches courses in intellectual property, telecommunications and innovation. Previously, he taught at Wayne State University Law School, as a lecturer at the University of California Berkeley School of Information, and as a visitor at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Prior to his teaching career, he served as the Microsoft Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and practiced law at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. His research addresses topics ranging from digital copyright to deceptive advertising to creative norms within the tattoo industry. With Jason Schultz, he is the author of The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy (MIT Press 2016), which argues for retaining consumer property rights in a marketplace that increasingly threatens them. His book with Kate Darling, Creativity Without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property (NYU Press 2017), explores the ways communities of creators operate outside of formal intellectual property law.
By:
Case Western Reserve University
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
Continuing Legal Education Readings
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Continuing Legal Education Readings

October 12: Hindsight: A Great Thing to Borrow

As the saying goes, “Hindsight is 20/20.” Many lawyers sued for malpractice gain clarity on best practices only after it is too late. This webinar is designed to help you acquire a clearer understanding of the risks by studying what went wrong for other attorneys during their malpractice cases. Join speakers Walter Houghtling, J.D., and Erin McCartney, J.D., to discuss malpractice cases and gain helpful insights.
Title:
Hindsight: A Great Thing to Borrow
When/Where:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Erin McCartney, J.D.
  • Walter Houghtling, J.D.
CLE credit:
  • Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1.2 CLE (ethics/professionalism) in NJ, and 1 CLE (legal ethics) in CA.
  • This webinar is approved for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in AL, CO, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, MT, NC, ND, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, and UT.
  • This webinar is approved for 1 general credit in IL.
  • This webinar is approved for 1.2 ethics credit in MO.
  • This webinar is approved for 1 Attorney Professional Conduct credit in OH.
  • This webinar is approved for .50 Law & Legal and .50 Ethics credit in WA (1034563).
  • CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.
By:
Attorney Protective
More Information And Registration

October 31: Working with Clients with Intellectual Disabilities [Washington State]

In cooperation with WSBA Public Service and in honor of Disability Awareness Month, this month’s Legal Lunchbox will focus on the ethics and best practices of working with clients with intellectual disabilities. We will begin the seminar discussing ethics and the relevant RPCs in detail, as well as hearing some best practice tips. A panel will round out the seminar discussing the practical aspects of day to day life for persons living with intellectual disabilities and will provide more best practice tips for attorneys representing them.
Title:
Working with Clients with Intellectual Disabilities
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
October 31, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:35 PM
Speakers:
  • Josh Brothers – Brothers Henderson Dussault, Seattle
    Courtney Spears Criss – Attorney at Law, Seattle
    Eric Matthes – The Arc of King County, Seattle
    Dr. Rebecca Partridge – Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
By:
  • WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
  • Sponsored by ALPS
Credits:
  • Ethics: 1.00
  • Other: 0.50 
Cost:
Free to all WSBA members.
More Information and Registration

Kentucky Law Update - Various Dates


Title:
Kentucky Law Update
When/Where:
http://www.kybar.org/page/KLUDatesandlocations
August 31 – September 1 (TH/F) Covington - Northern Kentucky Exposition Center
September 14-15 (TH/F)LouisvilleKentucky Exposition Center
September 28-29 (TH/F)Ashland - Bellefonte Pavilion
October 5-6 (TH/F)LondonLondon Community Center
October 12-13 (TH/F)Pikeville - Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
October 19-20 (TH/F)Owensboro - Owensboro Convention Center

November 2-3 (TH/F)
Bowling Green - Holiday Inn & Sloan Convention Center
November 15-16 (W/TH)Paducah - Julian Carroll Convention Center
December 12-13 (T/W)LexingtonLexington Convention Center
By:
Kentucky Bar Association
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 23: Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now #MCLE

The Trump administration’s revised and expanded travel ban went into effect on September 24.  One day later the Supreme Court removed the two cases involving the travel ban from the oral argument calendar with the justices ordering both sides to file new briefs addressing “whether, or to what extent, the Proclamation” may render the cases moot.
Please join expert faculty as they:
  • Provide an overview of the expanded order
  • Explain when the changes will take effect
  • Discuss who will be impacted by the new restrictions
  • Address next steps following the Proclamation 
Register now for this important free presentation..
Title:
Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now
When/Where:
October 23, 2017
1:00 PM Eastern
Webcast
Webcast - Register Now!
Also provided in-person in San Francisco, CA
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration


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

Monday, October 9, 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
https://www.tasanet.com/Knowledge-Center/Upcoming-Events/PID/474/mcat/473/acat/2/ev/2/ArtDate/8-11-2017




October 25: NYC - Sustainable Surveillance #MCLE

Regulators expect financial institutions to employ surveillance capabilities that efficiently and proactively identify emerging risks, with a complete picture of surveillance across the enterprise. They have sharpened their focus on practices and behaviors, examining both how an institution conducts business and how it addresses illegal behaviors. 
Join us for a panel discussion with industry, regulatory, and legal experts to discuss surveillance modernization and integration — and how to leverage the best of “the new” to identify patterns of activities and behaviors, while improving the cost efficiency of your compliance organization.
Title:
Sustainable Surveillance
When/Where:
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Fordham Law School
Skadden Conference Center  |  2nd Floor
​150 West 62nd Street, New York City
By:
Credit:
CLE credits have been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of one (1) nontransitional professional practice credit hour
More Information And Registration

Sunday, October 8, 2017

October 23: What the Latest Cybersecurity Developments Mean for Legal Teams

In the wake of high-profile cyberattacks on law firms, managing attorneys and their general counsel counterparts are facing increased pressure -- and growing challenges -- to protect their organizations. In this webinar, panelists will discuss key cybersecurity trends and share best practices to strengthen security and minimize risk management, including:

  • Lessons learned from recent cyberattacks on law firms that offer legal teams new strategies for defense
  • What firms and companies often overlook when it comes to data protection
  • The many forms of cyberattacks -- from ransomware to malware, denial-of-service to phishing, and more
  • For organizations with European Union business interests – key strategies to comply with data security measures that will be mandated by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it takes effect in May 2018
  • The security implications of using artificial intelligence platforms
  • Effectively managing the proliferation of security risks posed by the Internet of Things
  • Essential strategies for implementing and testing security controls, mitigating cyber risks, responding to data breaches, and more

Title:
What the Latest Cybersecurity Developments Mean for Legal Teams
When/Where:
October 23, 2017 3:00 PM EDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:

  • Charles A. Volkert, III - Senior District President, Robert Half Legal
  • Joel Wuesthoff - Senior Director, Consulting Solutions, Robert Half Legal
  • Jeff Sanchez - Managing Director, Technology Consulting, Protiviti
  • Ian C. Ballon - Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

By:
West LegalEdcenter
Cost:
$0.00*
Credit:
1 Credit in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CEU, CO, CPE-NASBA, CT, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IL-EXPER, IL-NEWADMIT, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NJ, NM, NY-EXPER, NY-TRANS, OH, OK, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UK-BSB, UK-SRA, VI, VT, WI, WV, WY

More Information And Registration

LawTech Partners Webinars

LawTech Partners providing free weekly technology training webinars to legal aid attorneys and staff.
Title:
Webinars for The Florida Bar Foundation
When/Where:
Date and time varies - learn more
Webcasts.
Credit:
Many sessions include Florida Bar CLE credit for either ethics, technology or general credit – it will be noted in the session description.
Cost:
Free to  legal aid attorneys and staff.
By:
LawTech Partners
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November 14: Atlanta - Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training

This program provides training free of charge to attorneys who agree to counsel and/or represent a veteran/VA claimant or family member before the Veterans Court. As well as receiving the day-long training, attorneys who participate are assigned a case that has been screened for merit and provided a screening memo outlining the issues in the case. Volunteers are also assigned a mentor (a practicing veterans’ law lawyer or practitioner) to give advice and share sample pleadings. Attorneys also receive the Veterans Benefits Manual (VBM) and other resource materials.
Attorneys who participate receive free training in exchange for a commitment to handle at least one appeal that is before the Veterans Court. Attorneys with little or no prior veterans’ law experience are generally able to capably represent an appellant before the Veterans Court provided they attend the training seminar and maintain contact with their mentor. Most cases can be completed in 50 to 60 hours; many cases may require fewer hours. A typical case lasts about 1 year from the time that the attorney enters the case. Some cases may be resolved more quickly and some may take longer.
Title:
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training
When/Where:
9:00AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Alston & Bird
One Atlanta Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Registration
Will open in mid October
By:
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Crowe & Dunlevy 
  • Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Credit:
These trainings have always featured a great many free CLE credit recognized in most or all mandatory CLE states.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October 10: Cleveland - Federal Sentencing Under the Guidelines and After Booker: Do They Lead to Just Punishment?

Drawing on his 20 years of sentencing criminal defendants under the federal sentencing guidelines, as well as his extensive research into this area, Judge Gwin will address the critical question of whether the federal sentencing guidelines lead to just punishment.
Title:
Federal Sentencing Under the Guidelines and After Booker: Do They Lead to Just Punishment?
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speakers:
In his 20 years on the federal bench, Judge James Gwin has been one of the most innovative judges in the country in his approach to sentencing.  In his criminal cases, Judge Gwin adopted a practice of polling juries for their sentencing recommendations and comparing those with the sentences recommended by the federal sentencing guidelines.  The results were striking--jurors who had heard the case and convicted the defendant recommended sentences that were, on average, dramatically lower than the guidelines recommend.  In 2010, Judge Gwin published an article in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, arguing that his study showed that federal sentencing guidelines were out of line with community values about just punishment.  More recently, Judge Gwin began basing his own sentencing decisions, in part, on the recommendations of the jurors, an innovative approach virtually unheard of in American criminal sentencing.  His novel approach was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 2016. 
CLE credit:
1.0 free hours
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
Cost:
Free
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October 27: NYC - Getting an Edge: What Can Law Teach Sport and Sport Teach Law(yers)?


Professor Blecker, a leading expert on punishment, garnered significant media attention for his public attack during the "Deflategate" saga. Joining him for a freewheeling, no-holds-barred discussion are Marc Lasry, owner of the Milwaukee bucks and CEO of Avenue Capital, and the world's leading thinkers in the philosophy of sort, including an Olympic Silver medalist.
Title:
Getting an Edge: What Can Law Teach Sport and Sport Teach Law(yers)?
When/Where:
Friday, October 27, 2017
10:30 a.m.
New York Law School
Events Center, Second Floor
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
By:
New York Law School
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October 11: Regulating the Movement of Muslims: Litigating the No Fly List

These days, the movement of Muslims is a subject of intense legal controversy. The Trump Administration’s attempt to categorically ban tens of millions of people from six predominantly Muslim countries is but the latest and most extreme example of attempts to regulate Muslim movement. But this new administration did not invent the idea that the movement of Muslims should be tightly regulated. Prior administrations did, and in doing so, they paved the way for some of the more draconian proposals and ideas in circulation now.
One of the earliest and most startling movement regulations is the No Fly List. Since President George W. Bush issued Executive Order HSPD-6 in 2003, this interagency program has allowed officials to prohibit people from boarding a plane that crosses US airspace. There is no judicial involvement in the listing process. The federal government simply decides–based on secret evidence measured against a bottom-of-the-barrel inclusion standard—who will be listed. Predictably, the No Fly List has triggered an avalanche of litigation.
This lecture will assert that, amidst this avalanche, the firmest constitutional grounds to challenge the No Fly List are found in the Fifth Amendment’s substantive due process clause, a rather mysterious part of the Constitution in which unenumerated rights can be divined. And the analytical process of uncovering an unenumerated substantive due process right requires us to survey international agreements such of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. That survey, which one court has already done, unmistakably reveals a fundamental right of movement that the No Fly List regulates.
Title:
Regulating the Movement of Muslims: Litigating the No Fly List
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Webcast Available
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Speaker:
Gadeir Abbas is an attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ headquarters in Washington D.C. He has spearheaded major lawsuits across the country involving constitutional issues of particular concern to the American Muslim community, including the successful landmark challenge to Oklahoma’s State Question 755, a voter-approved referendum that would have barred reference to Islamic religious traditions in Oklahoma's courts. Gadeir has also litigated on behalf of American Muslims surveilled by warrantless GPS tracking devices, placed on the federal government’s terrorist watch lists, and prevented from building schools and mosques by discriminatory zoning laws.
By:
Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Credit:
1.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Monday, October 2, 2017

October 4: California Special Education Law 2017


This has been a particularly important year in Special Education Law as the Supreme Court issued two decisions analyzing the rights of student with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other disability rights statutes. This has a widespread impact on California’s education system as currently over 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.  The California Special Education Law 2017 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at the impact of the Supreme Court cases in addition to analyzing other issues affecting the practice of Special Education Law today.
What You Will Learn
  • An analysis of trends and patterns identified in Office of Administrative Hearings’ (OAH) cases, including a look at the number of cases filed, statistical information on “wins” for parents and school districts, and the types of cases being adjudicated.
  • A parent perspective into special education advocacy, including strategies to improve representation and relationships between advocates on both sides of the table and parents.
  • Unique issues in special education that impact students of color.
  • Exhaustion in special education cases, including the impact of Frye on lawsuits brought under the IDEA, ADA, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • How to define a “free appropriate public education” following the Endrew decision.
Who Should Attend
Attorneys, advocates, or parents interested in or currently assisting students/parents or school districts with special education matters.  Appropriate for both new and seasoned practitioners.
Title:
California Special Education Law 2017
When/Where:
October 4, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
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Also provided in-person in San Francisco, CA
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
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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:
Check back later to see if other programs are scheduled
Speaker:
Neil Waechter
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

October: 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.

October: 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:
By: LexisNexis
Credit: Most states that allow online credits.






October 6: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:
This program is offered several times in October 2017
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions




October: 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 - Multiple dates in October 2017:
Speaker:
Neil Waechter
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

October: 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:
A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
This program is offered multiple times throughout October 2017:


Speaker:
David Friedman
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

November 6: Time Management Tips for Lawyers

Time management skills are essential for lawyers. Not only can time management skills allow you to be efficient for your clients, such skills can also help to ensure that you don't miss deadlines and run afoul of your ethical obligations. Join this webinar to hear from time management expert and lawyer, Margaret Spencer, J.D., and ethics expert and lawyer, Sally Field, J.D.
Title:
Time Management Tips for Lawyers
When/Where:
November 6, 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:
  • Margaret Spencer, J.D.
  • Sally Field, 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 course is approved for 1 professional responsibility credit in IL. 
  • 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.
  • This course is approved for 1.2 ethics credits in MO. 
  • This webinar is approved for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in AL, CO, FL, GA, IN, KY, KS, LA, ME, MN, MS, NC, ND, NV, NM, OK, TX, TN, UT, VA. 
By:
Attorney Protective
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2: Web - U.S. Energy Policy 2017: Making Carbon Great Again?

The nation's energy mix has undergone dramatic changes in the past decade. Coal use has declined precipitously while natural gas and renewables have climbed. Some claim this was due to a regulatory "war on coal" while others credit technological change and market forces. The Trump Administration promises to expand fossil fuel production, coal in particular, by reducing regulatory burdens and subsidies for alternatives. Is this realistic? Can coal be revived? Can renewables compete without subsidies? Does federal energy policy matter anymore? Or is the real action at the state level and in private markets? Join a distinguished panel of energy policy experts to discuss the future of energy policy in the United States.

Title:
U.S. Energy Policy 2017: Making Carbon Great Again?
When/Where:
October 2, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Webcast Available Soon
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Speaker:
  • Alexander C. Schoch - General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Dr. Walter J. Culver - Founding Board Member, Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University
  • Timothy Fitzgerald - Associate Professor, Business Economics, Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business.
By:
Center for Business Law & Regulation, Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI), and the Property & Environment Research Center (PERC)
Credit:
1.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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