Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 16: Webcast - Brave New World: 10 Tips Adapt to the Changing Legal Landscape

Technology, outsourcing, pro-­se filings and forms, and many other trends and forces are changing the way people use the law and the way lawyers think about how they practice. Lawyers who want to not only survive but thrive in this new landscape – and make sure they do so ethically – must understand these emerging trends. This presentation will provide 10 tips to help lawyers understand the emerging legal landscape and the applicable ethical rules and concepts. Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:
  • Unbundling: What rules apply to unbundling and limited scope representation and how can lawyers use these tools effectively and ethically?
  • Cloud services: A few bar associations have issued opinions on how to use cloud services ethically. What are these rules? What is the cloud? How can lawyers use it?
  • Social media: Overview of social media rules and some key ethical areas where lawyers stumble.
  • Technology as an Ethical Competency: ABA Model rule 1.1 comment 8 has been adopted in a few states. What is this new duty of technological competence? How can or should lawyers understand it and what does it mean?

Title:
Brave New World: 10 Tips Adapt to the Changing Legal Landscape
When/Where:
February 16, 2017 at 10am PT / 1pm ET
Speaker:
Hosted by Dan Lear
By:
Avvo
Credits:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, NV, PA, TX, OH, WA and NY
Cost:
Free to all WSBA members.
More Information and Registration



Sunday, February 12, 2017

March 9: Web - Lawyers and Lies #MCLE

Most of us are taught that being honest is an unquestioned virtue – yet the law doesn’t necessarily see it that way. This course will explore the legal status of “required honesty,” before diving deep into a review of the various Rules of Professional Conduct relating to honesty, and how they play out depending on the relationship between attorney-speaker and subject. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn:
  • The relationship between First Amendment-protected speech and professional speech regulation.
  • How shifting cultural values shape what we define as a lie.
  • Negotiation ethics and the difference between bargaining and lying.
Title:
Lawyers and Lies


Josh King
Chief Legal Officer 
at Avvo
When/Where:
March 9, 2017 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, NV, PA, TX, and WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
More Information And Registration

February 28: Web - Ethical Considerations While Representing Juvenile Clients (Washington State only)

How should attorneys approach issues such as confidentiality, client communication, and consent while working with juvenile clients? What if the juvenile client also suffers from trauma? What if he or she recently moved to the United States from a foreign country and/or has limited English-language skills? In this 90 minute CLE, faculty members will provide attorneys with best practices for competently and ethically representing juvenile clients with unique challenges and special needs.
Title:
Ethical Considerations While Representing Juvenile Clients
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series - 
When/Where:
February 28, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Janet Gwilym - KIND, Seattle
Nicole McGrath - Law Office of Nicole McGrath, Seattle
Veronica Quinonez - Veronica Quinonez Law, Seattle
By:
WSBA
Credits:
Ethics: 1.50
Cost:
More Information and Registration

Friday, February 10, 2017

March 31: DC - Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training #MCLE


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.
These trainings tend to fill up quickly, so register asap.
Title:
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training
When/Where:
Friday, March 31st, 2017
Washington, DC
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Registration: Now open-DC Attorney Training Link
By:
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.
If you have any questions concerning registration for our upcoming trainings, please email Courtney Smith at Courtney.Smith@vetsprobono.org

May 11: Web - If you’re not on Facebook you’re committing malpractice #MCLE

Can you imagine cross-examining a witness about a telephone call if you’d never used a telephone before? It sounds ridiculous, but that’s precisely where many attorneys find themselves today when it comes social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or another channel, most of the population is now using one or more of these tools to communicate and it’s increasingly dangerous for attorneys to blithely ignore social media and other developing technologies. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn:
  • The growing number of ethics opinions addressing social media, and the obligation of attorneys to be familiar with them.
  • How to think about counseling clients on their use of social media during a pending matter — and the attorney’s own use.
  • The intersection between competency requirements and changes in law office technology.
Title:
If you’re not on Facebook you’re committing malpractice


Josh King
Chief Legal Officer at Avvo
When/Where:
May 11, 2017
10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, NV, PA, TX, and WA
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
More Information And Registration

Thursday, February 9, 2017

June 8: 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 8, 2017
10am PT / 1pm ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Josh King
By:
Avvo.com
Credit:
1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, NV, PA, TX, OH, WA and NY
Cost:
Free. Pre-registration required.
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

April 27: Web - Ethical Social Media in Three Easy Steps #MCLE

In this webinar, Dan Lear, Avvo’s Director of Industry Relations, provides attorneys with a common sense approach to social media. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn:
  • Legal ethics surrounding social media use – and why you shouldn’t be afraid
  • Constitutional law that backs up lawyer social media use
  • Practical tips for dealing with grey areas that arise with emerging social media trends
Title:
Ethical Social Media in Three Easy Steps
When/Where:
April 27, 2017
10am PT / 1pm ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Dan Lear, Avvo
Speaker:
Dan Lear
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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February 10: Cleveland - Commemorating Terry v. Ohio: A Milestone in the History of African-American Lawyers

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law hosts a dedication of a new Ohio historical plaque commemorating the landmark Supreme Court case Terry v. Ohio, which continues to govern the disputed legal terrain of police-citizen encounters. The Terry case was litigated by two prominent Cleveland attorneys, defense lawyer Louis Stokes and prosecutor Reuben Payne, both 1953 graduates of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. These two African-American lawyers argued the case in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, on appeal in the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, and then in the United States Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court oral argument in Terry on December 12, 1967, was a milestone in American legal history. It was the first time two African-American lawyers argued a case before an African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall, who had assumed the bench in October 1967. The historical plaque commemorates this important event in Cleveland and American history.
The event will be held in the Moot Court Room at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, with a reception to follow.
Title:
Commemorating Terry v. Ohio: A Milestone in the History of African-American Lawyers
When/Where:
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room) [map]
Speakers:

  • The Honorable C. Ellen Connally, retired judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court, former president of the Cuyahoga County Council.
  • The Honorable Stuart A. Friedman, Judge, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Judge Friedman’s father, Judge Bernard Friedman, presided in Terry case in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
  • Brett Hammond, assistant prosecutor, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. Mr. Hammond’s grandfather, the Honorable Louis Stokes, represented the defendants in Terry v. Ohio from the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to the United States Supreme Court.
  • Timothy McGinty, former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge.

CLE credit:
1.0 free hour pending
More Information And Registration

February: Fastcase Webcast #MCLE

Fastcase offers frequent free webcasts concerning their products.
When/Where/Title:
Mon, Feb 6, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Intro to TopForm Web
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research on Fastcase
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Intro to TopForm Web
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Introduction to Boolean (Keyword) Searches
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Intro to TopForm Web
Thu, Mar 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Introduction to Legal Research
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Intro to TopForm Web
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research on Fastcase
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Intro to TopForm Web
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Introduction to Boolean (Keyword) Searches
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Introduction to Fastcase 7
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Intro to TopForm Web




Credit:

Fastcase is currently in the process of applying to the following jurisdictions for CLE credit:

  • Arizona
    • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
  • 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

February 28: Webcast - Subsidized Housing 2.0 - Advanced Topics in Subsidized Housing

This substantive training provides more in-depth coverage of select topics in the federal housing programs. The half-day training is designed for advocates with some housing experience, but practitioners at all experience levels should be able to benefit from this training. The panelists are noted experts in housing law who will cover a broad-range of topics in federally-subsidized housing with real-world examples.

What You Will Learn
• Admissions issues in subsidized housing
• Defending evictions from federally-subsidized housing
• Preventing subsidy terminations

Who Should Attend
Practitioners who want to gain a deeper understanding of subsidized housing, as well as housing attorneys looking for tools to represent their clients in federally-subsidized housing. The sessions will address issues pertinent to those with limited federally-subsidized housing practice as well as experienced practitioners.


Please join Ronald J. Tabak from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, who co-chaired the special committee that led the New York State Bar Association to adopt unanimously a report and recommendations on these issues. He will:
  • provide a national overview on how these issues are being addressed;
  • note some particular initiatives in New York; and
  • discuss how lawyers can work on re-entry as part of their overall pro bono work.
Title:
Subsidized Housing 2.0 - Advanced Topics in Subsidized Housing
When/Where:
February 28, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also On Location: San Francisco, CA
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
Speaker:
Ronald J. Tabak
By:
PLI
More Information And Registration

February 23: Webcast - Integrating Health Impact Assessments via Environmental Policy Acts

Schools are a key part of the physical and social environment in every community. In order to promote good health, education must be of high quality, accessible, safe, and equitable. Because of the critical role that education plays as a social determinant of health, public health practitioners, policymakers, and their partners across the health system need to have a solid understanding of the relationship between education and health in order to develop effective policies and allocate resources to maximize improvements across both sectors.

The new federal Every Student Succeeds Act as well as emerging legal and policy approaches at the state and local level provide opportunities for schools and other educational programs to more fully engage with their communities and encourage the development of well-rounded students and citizens.

This webinar, co-sponsored by the Network and the CDC’s Public Health Law Program, is the first in a series on the Social Determinants of Health and the Law, and will explore how law and policy can be used to address education as a social determinant of health.
Title:
Integrating Health Impact Assessments via Environmental Policy Acts
When/Where:
Thursday, February 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Register for the webinar
Speakers:

  • Jill Krueger, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law - Northern Region
  • Anthony Johnson, M.B.A., H.S.M., Training and Workforce Development Coordinator, Public Health Law Program, CDC
  • Moderator:Dawn Pepin, J.D., M.P.H., Public Health Law Program, CDC

Credit:
Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. CLEs for Network webinars are provided by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME). ASLME is the approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states; ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
By:
The Network for Public Health Law
More Information And Registration

Saturday, February 4, 2017

February 16: Chicago - Social Media Ethics Inside and Outside the Courtroom #MCLE

Title:


Presented by:
Robert A. Clifford,
Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices, Moderator

Panelists:


John M. Barkett
Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami, Florida
Hon. Lynn M. Egan
Cook County Circuit Court;
Illinois Supreme Court Executive Committee
Mark C. Palmer
Professionalism Counsel
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

Social media is now part of the fabric of practicing law. There are ethics opinions galore and not all of them are consistent. Courts are grappling with difficult issues of preservation of, or access to, information on social media sites, and even the more difficult issues of jurors who live on their mobile devices. Gumshoe detective work on witnesses and jurors is running up against professional misconduct concerns. And lawyers and judges themselves are sometimes the ethical focal point by their use of social media websites. The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed a commission that is looking into formulating rules to cover this area with a report expected in 2017, but before then, our panel will give you a number of important insights on how you should – and should not – conduct yourself consistent with your obligations under the rules of professional conduct. So don’t get bitten by a byte!

Thursday, 
February 16, 2017
2:30-4:30 pm CST
Broadcast live via the Internet from the DePaul Center, Room 8005
One East Jackson Boulevard. 
Chicago, IL


This program has been approved for two (2) hours of professional responsibility credit in Illinois.

Clifford Law Offices has been approved by the State of Illinois as an accredited provider of mandatory continuing legal education programs in the state. Initially designed to help meet the state’s ethics credits for lawyers at the firm, Bob Clifford, founder and senior partner at the firm, decided as a measure of good will to offer the programs free to all lawyers in the state via the web. We look forward to providing this and other programs of interest to all lawyers.
More information can be found at the Clifford Law Offices' Continuing Legal Education Programs web page. For questions, please call Clifford Law Offices at 312-756-7575 or email Programs@CliffordLaw.com.

Friday, February 3, 2017

A Clem Potpourri

My friend Richard Clem put together a list of upcoming event which I hope you will find useful. You can show your appreciation by checking out his CLE website (especially good for attorneys in the Upper Midwest): http://www.richardclem.com/cle.html



https://www.law.umn.edu/events/perspectives-taxation-series-0
Feb. 6, U of M Law School
https://www.law.umn.edu/events/perspectives-taxation-series-0
Perspectives on Taxation Series
Tax Policy in the New Administration
1 credit

https://www.law.umn.edu/events/ending-pandemic-era-science-animal-human-environmental-interface
Feb. 7, U of M Law school
Ending the Pandemic Era: Science at the Animal-Human-Environmental Interface
1.5 credit


Hamline-Mitchell Law School
http://mitchellhamline.edu/news/cle-lectures-and-conferences/
Alumni CLE Series: Best Practices for Supervising Student Externs and New
Attorneys
Feb. 10, 12:00, 1 credit (free for alumni, $40 for others)


Hamline-Mitchell Law School
Feb. 13 & 16, two hour programs, not sure about cost and CLE credit


Dakota County Law Library--2 programs
https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/LawJustice/LawLibrary/CLE/Pages/default.aspx

Feb. 14, Apple Valley, 8 AM
Formal and Informal Discovery Mechanisms
1 credit

Feb. 16, Hastings, 12:00
Local Government Law 
1 credit

Minnesota State Law Library
https://mn.gov/law-library/services/continuing-legal-education.jsp
Free one credit programs, Feb. 21


Feb. 23, webcast, 12:00
February 23: Web - Myths and Mysteries of Substance Use Disorder 
1 credit
http://4freecle.blogspot.com/2017/01/february-23-web-myths-and-mysteries-of.html


Hamline-Mitchell Law School
http://mitchellhamline.edu/news/cle-lectures-and-conferences/
Mental Health, Addiction, and the Law CLE
Feb. 24, 8:00, 2 credits (free for alumni, $35 for others)


Washington County Law Library
Usually one program per month, noon, Stillwater
Keep checking for February schedule:
https://www.washcolib.org/300/Continuing-Legal-Education

Minnesota State Law Library
https://mn.gov/law-library/services/continuing-legal-education.jsp
Free one credit programs, May 1


Olmstead County Law Library, Rochester, MN
https://www.olmstedlawlibrary.com/cles/
Two free programs, 5 credits each, May 5 & June 9