Friday, March 31, 2017

April: Webcast - 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 March 2017:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions

April 13: Bellingham - Mobile + Paperless = Happy Lawyer

Moving to a paperless, or less paper, law firm is a spiritually freeing, heavy weight eliminating, cost saving, efficiency increasing and the environmentally conscious right thing to do. Faculty Jennifer Willner guarantees it will make you happy. Jennifer will describe the systems, procedures and technology her firm uses to be a paperless and, therefore, happy law firm.
You will also learn about the Moderate Means Program and how you can participate.
Title:
Mobile + Paperless = Happy Lawyer
When/Where:
April 13, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Hotel Bellwether
1 Bellwether Way
Bellingham, WA 98225-2954 ( View Map )
Speaker:
Jennifer Willner - Halvorson Losie Willner PLLC, Bellingham
Credit:
1.00
By:

  • Washington Women Lawyers (WWL)
  • WSBA

More Information And Registration

Thursday, March 30, 2017

April: Web - 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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 30: Webcast - 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:
March 30, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

April: Web - Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age

In the fast paced, high information era in which we live, how do you maintain client confidentiality and privilege while still meeting the demands of the client? In this course we will cover the importance of protecting client confidences, understanding electronic media, finding ethical solutions to inadvertent disclosures, ethical implications of using cloud storage and navigating the ethical minefields of social media as legal professionals.
Title:
Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age

When/Where:
By: LexisNexis
Credit: Ethics: 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).<

Monday, March 27, 2017

April 25: Web - Resisting Stigma by Asking for Help #MCLE

This month's legal lunchbox is part of our annual Work and Wellness Day in partnership with the WSBA's Lawyers Assistance Program.

Join presenter Wil Miller for a deeply personal and inspiring account of how he overcame the stigmas of: (1) being gay, (2) being a convicted felon, (3) being a recovered meth addict, and (4) being disbarred, while resurrecting his career as an attorney and being readmitted to the bar. It will include practical tips on reestablishing your reputation online, how to tell your story, and how to convince clients, bosses, judges and co-workers that your “stigmatized past” is actually a valuable asset, not something to hide or be ashamed of.

Frances Schopick, J.D., M.S.W., will then join Wil to facilitate a discussion of how sharing our dilemmas can help forge closer connections.
For this month's Legal Lunchbox, join our faculty for a conversation including the following topics: building a book of business, practice development and marketing, how to ask for help, staying professionally engaged and career development.
Title:
Resisting Stigma by Asking for Help
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
April 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speakers:
  • CHAIR: Dan Crystal - Lawyers Assistance Program Manager, WSBA, Seattle
  • Wil Miller - Law Offices of Molly B Kenny, Bellevue
  • Frances Schopick JD, MSW - Seattle
By:
Sponsored by ALPS, the WSBA’s endorsed professional liability program
Credits:
General: 1.50
Cost:
Free to all WSBA members.
More Information and Registration

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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
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.
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March: Webcast - Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession #Ethics #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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March: Webcast - 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 March 2017:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March/Web: 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, March 12, 2017

March: Web - Fastcase Webcast #MCLE

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

April 5: NYC - 2017 New York Spring Labor and Employment Seminar #MCLE

Employers are continuously faced with new and challenging issues. One significant area of current interest is how employers should deal with mental health issues that arise in the workplace. From employees who need accommodation for a variety of mental health challenges, to employees requesting leaves of absence, and to employees suspected of abusing drugs and alcohol at work, the issues are difficult and often fraught with legal peril. The EEOC recently issued an employee-friendly resource document highlighting its focus on this topic, explaining when mental health issues will be disabling and how far employers need go to accommodate these issues. Employers need to understand the breadth of their obligations when dealing with mental health issues, how to recognize and respond to substance abuse issues at work, and how to handle a variety of problems tied to mental health in general. Join us for an informative program that will:
  • Review the EEOC’s recent guidance document about mental health issues
  • Examine when mental health issues are disabilities
  • Help employers understand when they must accommodate mental health issues and the types of accommodations frequently used
  • Assist employers in dealing with substance abuse issues
  • Receive practical guidance regarding how to handle mental health challenges, including those involving workplace misconduct.
Title:
2017 New York Spring Labor and Employment Seminar
When/Where:
April 5, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
New York, NY.
Credit:
Applications for CLE credit in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania are currently pending. If you are seeking CLE credit in a jurisdiction other than NJ, NY or PA, please email Kacie Friedrichs.
By:
Presented by Dechert's Labor and Employment Practice
More Information And Registration

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March: Webcast - Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age #MCLE

In the fast paced, high information era in which we live, how do you maintain client confidentiality and privilege while still meeting the demands of the client? In this course we will cover the importance of protecting client confidences, understanding electronic media, finding ethical solutions to inadvertent disclosures, ethical implications of using cloud storage and navigating the ethical minefields of social media as legal professionals.
Title:
Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age

When/Where:
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).<

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 15: Webcast - Fueling Your Business Strategy with Patents

Do you know why your competitors are obtaining all those patents? What value does a patent bring, and how do you leverage it? Patents can provide a wide range of potential benefits, from market protection to licensing to defensive value—as well as other key benefits you may not be aware of. Geared toward IP practitioners as well as business owners, our webinar will cover the following topics and more:

  • What a patent is, and why, when, and how to get one
  • The many potential benefits of patent protection
  • Why and how to enforce a patent, and what to expect
  • Timetable and costs.

Title: 
Fueling Your Business Strategy with Patents
When: 
March 15, 2017, at 9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT
Speakers:
Fitch Even attorneys Allen E. Hoover and George N. Dandalides
Presented by:
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit:
1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 9: Webcast - Symposium on Policing in a New Political Era #MCLE

The strained relationship between police and communities of color is certainly not new, but has gained renewed attention due in part to several high-profile cases of police misconduct and the resulting public outcry. The Obama Administration responded to the crisis by investigating police departments accused of systematically failing to uphold the Constitution, sending mediators to communities in crisis, and establishing a Task Force to recommend best practices that maintain public safety while building public trust between communities and police. Now, after years in which the federal government took an active role in trying to address police misconduct and accountability, the Trump Administration has signaled a return to more traditional law and order policies.
Join ACS and New America on Thursday, March 9, for a symposium with a cross section of policing experts who will examine the current state of policing, the institutional and legal critiques central to the debate around police accountability, and the reforms that are needed and politically feasible to address police misconduct.
Title:
ACS National Event: Symposium on Policing in a New Political Era
When/Where:
March 9, 2017
10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Livestreaming will be available on New America's website during the event.
New America
740 15th Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Speakers:

  • Kimberly Atkins, Chief Washington Reporter and Columnist, Boston Herald, Moderator
  • Kami Chavis, Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Program, Wake Forest University School of Law 
  • Justin Hansford, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center; Associate Professor Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Thomas Nolan, Associate Professor of Criminology and Director of Graduate Programs in Criminology, Merrimack College
  • Lisa D. Robinson, President, Vanguard Justice Society, Inc.; Lieutenant, Baltimore Police Department
  • Ekow Yankah, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law
  • Roy L. Austin, Jr., former Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity, White House Domestic Policy Council; Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
  • Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and Director of the Policing Project, New York University School of Law; Author, Unwarranted: Policing without Permission

  • Jamiles Lartey, Reporter, The Guardian, Moderator
  • Brian Corr, President, National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement; Executive Director, Cambridge Peace Commission
  • Robert N. Driscoll, Member, McGlinchey Stafford PLLC; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Christy Lopez , Distinguished Visitor from Practice, Georgetown Law Center; former Deputy Chief, Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Denise W. Ross, Public Interest Technology Fellow, New America

By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider.
Cost:
Free
More Information

March 23: Webcast - Ethical Marketing and Client Relations

Good marketing and client relations efforts are both practical and ethical. The right message can bring in new clients and motivate current clients to return with more business. The wrong message can spur the loss of a client and potentially cause you to face disciplinary proceedings. Join our webinar, Ethical Marketing and Client Relations, where speakers Sally Schmidt, President of Schmidt Marketing, and Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective, will share tips, best practices and practical solutions on topics including: model rules that apply to marketing, the importance of good client relations, marketing solutions, and how staff can assist in providing good client relations.
Title:
Ethical Marketing and Client Relations
When/Where:
March 23, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
Preregister Now!
Speakers:
  • Sally Schmidt, President of Schmidt Marketing,
  • 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
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Friday, March 3, 2017

March: Webcast - 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.

April 27: NYC - A Price Worth Paying?: Proactive Risk Management for Corporate Counsel #MCLE

Every day, we see reports of corporate activities morphing into full-blown, headline-grabbing crises. These events spawn a host of government and regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, and shareholder litigation. Using a proprietary film produced by Dechert LLP – “A Price Worth Paying?” – we will set the stage by going inside a fictional company, Maartel International, and dissecting how its corporate leaders created and attempted to address high-risk issues in the areas of setting executive compensation, conducting risk assessment and due diligence in M&A, and responding to serious whistleblower allegations. The film, packed with issues and designed to provoke lively debate, facilitates an interactive dialogue aimed at spotting hot topics and discussing how these corporate leaders failed to prevent and appropriately address these complex problems.
Following the presentation of “A Price Worth Paying?,” we will turn to our distinguished panel of national practitioners for a discussion of how the crisis at Maartel will play out in the real world of high-stakes civil, criminal and regulatory litigation. Our panel will discuss how to effectively defend these matters and, along the way, provide valuable insight on hot topics and trends in a wide array of areas, including:
  • Securities class action litigation
  • Derivative litigation against Ds & Os
  • The use of special committees and special litigation committees
  • DOJ investigations and criminal enforcement
  • SEC investigations and enforcement
  • Managing parallel civil and criminal matters
  • Managing cross-border investigations
  • Crisis management and PR
  • Key topics in the FCPA/anti-corruption
  • Insider-trading
  • Cyber-risk and data breaches
  • D&O insurance
  • Trying complex disputes to juries
Title:
A Price Worth Paying?: Proactive Risk Management for Corporate Counsel
A Seminar Presented by Dechert and Grant Thornton
April 27, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
New York, NY
Speakers:
  • Hector Gonzalez
  • Mauricio A. EspaƱa
  • Craig Casey
By:
Dechert.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

On Demand: The Buck Stops Here #MCLE

Like law firm attorneys, in-house counsel face many ethical and professionalism challenges in their daily practices. And like law firm attorneys, in-house counsel are subject to the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. However many of the Rules often seem inapplicable to those practicing in-house. This online course seeks to bridge the gap between perception and reality, and answer ethical and professionalism questions in-house counsel face every day.

Who is the client? What determines “competence”? What to do when a CEO wants to violate the law? When can an attorney invest in his employer?

This online course answers these questions and others using three in-house counsel at various stages of their careers.

By the end of the course, attorneys will have (1) identified several Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct that delineate the responsibilities of in-house counsel, and (2) applied the Rules of Professional Conduct to novel ethical and professionalism situations.

Title:
The Buck Stops Here: Ethics and Professionalism for In-House Counsel
When/Where:
On-Demand Web Recording
By:
On Civility
Credit:
Approved for 1.0 Hours Professional Responsibility CLE Credit in Illinois
More Information and Registration