Monday, December 10, 2018

December 11: Active Assailant: Mitigating Risk

On December 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with Certified Protection Professional Jim Francis, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Active Assailant: Mitigating Risk for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Mr. Francis will discuss:
  • Definition of terms
  • Brief incident history
  • Common threads
  • Mitigation measures
  • Litigation risks
  • Litigation history.

Title:
Active Assailant: Mitigating Risk
When/Where:
December 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Mr. Francis' extensive experience in the security profession spans both government and industry. Mr. Francis started his security profession as a special agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He later served as manager of security for a major division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. He started consulting in 1990 and has provided consultation services worldwide.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration


Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 12: The Year in Review: Looking Back and Looking Forward


Join Miller Law Group for an Employment Law Update, designed for in-house counsel and human resource professionals. .
Title:
The Year in Review
When/Where:
December 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Register Now!
By:
Miller Law Group
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.
Credit:

The website asks for your bar number but does not say which states accept this as credit.






Wednesday, November 28, 2018

November 30: 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 as a whole.


Title:
Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
David Friedman
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Monday, November 26, 2018

November 7, 12, 20, 27: 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
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis



November 28: 2018 eDiscovery Case Law Review

Rapid data growth has created an ever-expanding world of potential evidence that could make or break your next case. Mastering that data is no easy task, requiring legal acumen, an understanding of technology, and close attention to evolving case law. We can help with that.
Join us for an upcoming webinar surveying the most important case law developments of 2018, with Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a panel of attorney experts. It’s all the eDiscovery case law you need to know from the year so far.
Title:
2018 eDiscovery Case Law Review
Featuring 3rd Circuit Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
11 AM Pacific // 2 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
You will have to apply for credit on your own, but the subject matter and speaker seem appropriate.
Speaker:
Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie was appointed to the Third Circuit Court in 2010, having served at the federal district court level in Scranton for 16 years prior. Over the course of his two decades on the bench, technology has dramatically reshaped how litigation is waged and disputes resolved. But Vanaskie has spearheaded efforts to keep the justice system up to speed. In 2005, he was selected by Chief Justice William Rehnquist to head the Information Technology Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference, the policy making body for federal courts, a role he served until 2008. Judge Vanaskie may be best known in legal technology circles for authoring what is perhaps the most influential decision on the recovery of electronic discovery costs, Race Tires America.
By:
Logickull.com
More Information And Registration

Sunday, November 25, 2018

December 4, 20+26: When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies



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

December 11+27: 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 as a whole.


Title:
Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
David Friedman
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

November 5, 16, 26: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology

Technological advancement has enabled humanity to retain and process seemingly endless amounts of information. Nowhere is that more true than in the American legal system. Making sense of the water pouring from that particular fire hydrant is the focus of this course on the fundamentals of basic legal research in the age of electronic legal research.
Title:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Steve Dubusky
By:
Lexis/Nexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions that allow online credit.


Sunday, November 11, 2018

December 6, 12+21: The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques

Technology has been described as “the campfire around which we tell our stories” and that is especially true in the legal profession. As technology has allowed greater amounts of information to be retained, legal documents are becoming longer and longer and can no longer be ignored. Becoming technologically savvy and staying abreast of advancements is at the very core of the competency of the legal profession. In this course, we will explore the latest technological advancements, strategies for efficiently researching and more.
Title:
The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
More Information And Registration


December 3, 10+17: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology

Technological advancement has enabled humanity to retain and process seemingly endless amounts of information. Nowhere is that more true than in the American legal system. Making sense of the water pouring from that particular fire hydrant is the focus of this course on the fundamentals of basic legal research in the age of electronic legal research.
Title:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Steve Dubusky
By:
Lexis/Nexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions that allow online credit.



January 4: Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

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


Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


December 2018: Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

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


Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


December 5, 14, 19 + 28: 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
Credit: 1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By: LexisNexis



Thursday, November 8, 2018

December 6: School Safety: Five High Liability Issues for Public Schools

On December 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with forensic profiler Dale Yeager, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, School Safety: Five High Liability Issues for Public Schools, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Mr. Yeager will discuss:
  • Lack of accurate understanding of safety issues
  • Reaction not prediction
  • Poor management of schools
  • Lack of effective plans to combat truancy and lateness
  • Poor emergency management
Title:
School Safety: Five High Liability Issues for Public Schools
When/Where:
December 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Mr. Jim Francis' extensive experience in the security profession spans both government and industry. Mr. Francis started his security profession as a special agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He later served as manager of security for a major division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. He started consulting in 1990 and has provided consultation services worldwide.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.

More Information And Registration

December 4: Properly Understand and Investigate Your Audio, Video, and Digital Evidence for Use in Mediation and Trial

On December 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with forensic video expert David Notowitz, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Properly Understand and Investigate Your Audio, Video, and Digital Evidence for Use in Mediation and Trial for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Mr. Notowitz will discuss:
  • 13 tips to prevent crucial mistakes with audio, video, and digital evidence
  • Issues regarding admissibility of audio and video evidence in court
  • Options for recovering erased hard drive and smartphone files
  • Preparing audio and video exhibits for clarity and best results
Title:
Properly Understand and Investigate Your Audio, Video, and Digital Evidence for Use in Mediation and Trial
When/Where:
December 4, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
David Notowitz is the founder and chief audio and video forensic expert at NCAVF, a nationally recognized forensic digital media lab, trusted by police departments, Public defenders, large insurance companies and private attorneys to assess and clarify recorded audio, video and digital evidence. The expert witness testimony by NCAVF — presented in clear, concise language and with an approachable style — has consistently proven in post-verdict jury interviews to be crucial to a jury’s understanding of the facts of a case. Mr. Notowitz is an Emmy award winning producer and multi-faceted video and audio evidence expert. His past specialties include commercial, feature file and event video production. In 1986 he started Notowitz Productions and produced daily television news for Financial News Network. He produced and edited corporate videos for clients such as Fox, Yahoo, GM, IBM, and Disney.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA and IL, PA, NJ, TN, and TX. Other states pending.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration

November 9+28: When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies



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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

November 8: Immigration and the Dignity of the Human Person


The Roman Catholic Bishop of Cleveland will offer a philosophical, theological, and personal perspective on the human aspects of immigration. This lecture seeks to broaden our understanding of an important legal, social, and political issue to help inform public discussion. This lecture should be of particular interest to lawyers with an interest in immigration issues. In addition, the lecture should also be valuable for lawyers who are concerned with how religious, moral, and ethical thought bear on the analysis and resolution of legal issues.
Title:
Immigration and the Dignity of the Human Person
When/Where:
Thursday, November 8, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Webcast - register now!
Also live at:
Linsalata Alumni Center
11310 Juniper Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Speaker:
A member of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, Bishop Perez serves as Chair-elect of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church as well as the Chair of the Bishop’s Sub-Committee for Hispanic Affairs and former member of the Bishop’s Sub-Committee for the Campaign for Human Development.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 14+15: New Employment Laws in California

Governor Brown signed numerous employment bills into law this year, on issues ranging from salary history inquiries to sexual harassment.
Part One reviews what laws were signed, when they go into effect, and what is required for compliance.
Part Two reviews what policies and procedures need to be updated and best practices for compliance.
Title:
New Employment Laws in California, Part 1 and Part 2
When/Where:

Part 1: November 14, 2018
10 am – 10:30 am (PACIFIC TIME)
Part 2: November 15, 2018
10 am – 10:30 am (PACIFIC TIME)

Register Now for Part 2!

By:
Miller Law Group exclusively represents business in all aspects of California employment law, specializing in litigation, wage and hour class actions, trials, appeals, compliance advice, and counseling.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November 1: Forensic Intelligence

During this presentation, Mr. Lutynski will discuss:
  • Success stories
  • Examples of evidence uncovered to strengthen a case
  • Closing thoughts.

Title:
Forensic Intelligence
When/Where:
November 1, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Michael Lutynski is the managing director at Forensic Services Group (Hong Kong). He travels on a regular basis to Asia but currently resides in the USA. While living and working in Hong Kong for 17 years he was initially the managing director at Hong Kong Investigations focusing on insurance claim probes. He received instructions from insurers, adjusters and lawyers with respect to overstated/fraudulent cases concerning equipment associated with shipping incidents, fire origin & resulting equipment impairment, water damage to machinery and hi-tech equipment along with root cause analysis involving various kinds of accidents.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration

Saturday, October 27, 2018

November 21: The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques

Technology has been described as “the campfire around which we tell our stories” and that is especially true in the legal profession. As technology has allowed greater amounts of information to be retained, legal documents are becoming longer and longer and can no longer be ignored. Becoming technologically savvy and staying abreast of advancements is at the very core of the competency of the legal profession. In this course, we will explore the latest technological advancements, strategies for efficiently researching and more.
Title:
The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Speaker:
Tamika Cooper-Mtonga
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
More Information And Registration


December 12: Danger Zones: Preventing Legal Malpractice in Everyday Practice

Most lawyers understand the importance of their reputation and avidly work to build and maintain a good one. So, it can be unsettling when a lawyer's work product or reputation is called into question. Lawyers who understand the prevailing risks accompanying the practice of law are in a better position to avoid them. Matthew Marrone, Esq., Partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP, and Seth Laver, Esq., Partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP and Chair of the Professional Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), will lead this discussion regarding common legal pitfalls and effective risk management tips to avoid them.
Title:
Danger Zones: Preventing Legal Malpractice in Everyday Practice
When/Where:
December 12, 2018
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:

  • Matthew Marrone, Esq., Partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP
  • Seth Laver, Esq., Partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP and Chair of the Professional Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI),

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. Attorney Protective is an Accredited Provider in PA and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE (ethics) in PA. NY attorneys may apply this course toward 1 CLE credit in accordance with the NY approved jurisdiction policy. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (ethics) credit in most states.
By:
Attorney Protective


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October 24: Pros and Cons of Arbitrating Wage and Hour Claims After Epic Systems v. Lewis

Join Practical Law and the Wage & Hour Defense Institute for a free, 75-minute webinar discussing the US Supreme Court’s Epic Systems Corp. decision and its impact on the arbitration of federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour claims. Speakers Paul Bittner of Ice Miller LLP (Columbus, OH) and Carrie Hoffman of Foley Gardere Foley & Lardner LLP (Dallas, TX), both members of the Wage & Hour Defense Institute, will discuss Epic Systems Corp. and the pros and cons of arbitrating wage and hour claims, including:
  • Understanding the Epic Systems Corp. decision.
  • Comparing the litigation and arbitration forums.
  • Preparing a mass arbitration strategy.
  • Reviewing existing arbitration provisions for potential problems.
  • Understanding an employee’s contractual defenses.
  • Complying with differing state law, such as prohibitions against mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims.
Title:
Pros and Cons of Arbitrating Wage and Hour Claims After Epic Systems v. Lewis
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. EDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Paul Bittner of Ice Miller, representing the Wage & Hour Defense Institute (WHDI)
  • Carrie Hoffman, Partner, Foley Gardere
By:
Thomson Reuters and the Wage & Hour Defense Institute
Credit:
This Practical Law webinar is anticipated to receive 60 minutes of CLE credit in multiple states. CLE credit will not be offered in the following states: KY, IA, NM, UT, and VA.

Friday, October 19, 2018

October 25: Cybersecurity & Your Ethical Duties: How Lax Data Security Threatens You and Your Clients

In the eyes of cybercriminals, legal professionals are an easy and lucrative target. Law firms are often a one-stop shop for incredibly sensitive information and you might not be doing enough to protect the data in your possession.
And ethics watchdogs are taking note. Just yesterday, the ABA released Formal Opinion 483, providing new guidance on attorneys' duties to protect against data breaches.
Join us next week a free webinar on this new ethics opinion and how cybersecurity and professional responsibility overlap.
Join the webinar to learn:
  • The implications of Formal Opinion 483 and others
  • Where professional responsibility and cybersecurity intersect
  • What steps attorneys must take to protect client data
  • How the "reasonableness" of cybersecurity protections is determined
  • And more!
Title:
Cybersecurity & Your Ethical Duties: How Lax Data Security Threatens You and Your Clients
When/Where:
Thursday, October 25
11 AM Pacific // 2 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
You will have to apply for credit on your own but the subject matter and speaker seem appropriate.
Speaker:
Eli Wald, Professor, Sturm College of Law: A professor of legal ethics at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, Eli was one of the first academics to investigate the ethical implications of law firm cybersecurity, or, as he terms it, “legal ethics’ next frontier.”
A frequent author and speaker on ethics and professional responsibility, his work has appeared in leading journals such as the Fordham, Stanford, University of Colorado and Wisconsin law reviews, and the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. Eli’s articles have also been cited in ABA ethics opinions and excerpted in legal ethics casebooks.
By:
Logickull.com
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October 4, 10, 19, 30: The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques

Technology has been described as “the campfire around which we tell our stories” and that is especially true in the legal profession. As technology has allowed greater amounts of information to be retained, legal documents are becoming longer and longer and can no longer be ignored. Becoming technologically savvy and staying abreast of advancements is at the very core of the competency of the legal profession. In this course, we will explore the latest technological advancements, strategies for efficiently researching and more.
Title:
The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Speaker:
Tamika Cooper-Mtonga
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
More Information And Registration


November 7: Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology: Assessing the Magnitude of Disruption in Securities and Capital Market Regulation

In December 2016, online retailer Overstock.com, Inc. became the first publicly-traded company to issue digital securities via blockchain in an SEC registered public offering. The Overstock offering utilized a publicly distributed proprietary ledger through which the company issued the securities, records their ownership and transfers in a decentralized digital environment, and allows secondary trading on an SEC regulated closed-system digital platform. Blockchains and the distributed ledgers on which they are based are disruptive technologies seen by many as having the potential to transform securities markets, and most recently demonstrating such potential for the structure of clearance and settlement systems, dramatically impacting the trade life cycle for capital markets, and also in aspects of corporate governance.
Blockchain technology has also opened the door to “tokenization,” the process of referencing an asset with a digital token, so that it may more easily and quickly be exchanged or subdivided. But tokenization has also led to creation of digital assets offered and sold only for the purpose of purchasing goods or services available through a network, or as a means to raise funds to develop an enterprise that holds out investment prospects to purchasers. “ICOs” –initial coin offerings— which are more precisely initial token offerings, bedevil regulators with the fundamental question whether token types are utility, security, currency, commodity, or hybrids? Where and how, if at all, do they fit within the existing market regulatory structures? Some have said that blockchain technology could lead us to capital markets utopia. In this discussion we settle for a better understanding of what all the fuss, and buzz, are about.
Title:
Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology: Assessing the Magnitude of Disruption in Securities and Capital Market Regulation
Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series
CWRU Law Downtown at the City Club
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Robert Rapp is Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He was previously a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence. Mr Rapp teaches courses in Securities Regulation, Advance Securities Regulation and Law, Theory and Practice in Financial Markets. Bob has been a professor with the University since 1994. Previously Mr. Rapp was a Partner at Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

November 6: Using Medical Legal Support to Optimize Your Case Outcome

On November 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with occupational therapist Deborah Weiner Katz, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Using Medical Legal Support to Optimize Your Case Outcome, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Ms. Weiner Katz will discuss:
  • Medical File Reviews
  • Chronologies
  • Expert Witness
  • Cost Projections & Life Care Plans
  • Case Management
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • IME
  • Peer Reviews
  • Elder Care Management
  • Guardianship Support
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
Title:
Using Medical Legal Support to Optimize Your Case Outcome
When/Where:
November 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Deborah Weiner Katz is the president and CEO of Advanced Rehabilitation Management, Inc. which she established in 1990. Debbi is a graduate of Temple University’s occupational therapy program and has worked in rehabilitation for 35 years. Her background is extensive and includes work in pediatrics, psychiatry, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, geriatric care and catastrophic injuries. She also has established and operated a multi-disciplinary outpatient brain injury treatment program which services individuals following an acute inpatient stay in a rehabilitation facility. The program has supported individuals in various CLA’s and focused on community rehabilitation and integration. In addition to working as a clinician and program administrator, she has worked in almost every aspect of care management, litigation support and cost evaluation since 1983.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.

More Information And Registration

October 24: Sexual Harassment: What the Media is NOT Telling You #MCLE

Over the past year there have been countless stories of sexual harassment scandals, but what isn’t the news telling us? The news has left many companies wondering how these allegations against their favorite celebrities arose and if their company is next. During this 60-minute CLE, experienced employment lawyers from The Employment Law Solution will discuss sexual harassment basics and explore less discussed issues in sexual harassment law.
Title:
Sexual Harassment: What the Media is NOT Telling You
When/Where:
October 24, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Speakers:
Jamala McFadden, Carmen Alexander, Raquel Crump, Chandra Davis
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
More Information And Registration

November 2+14: Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

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


Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 17: Drinking from a Poisoned Chalice Post 9/11: Defending the Rule of Law in the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions


Seventeen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the military commissions established at Guantanamo Bay to try suspected terrorists have failed to provide fair trials. Brigadier General John G. Baker, Chief Defense Counsel, Military Commissions Defense Organization, offers a unique and up-close view of the commissions, explaining how and why this important and novel legal system fails to meet basic trial and constitutional standards.
The Military Commissions Defense Organization’s mission is to “provide[] ethical, zealous, independent, client-based defense services under the Military Commissions Act in order to defend the rule of law and maintain public confidence in the nation’s commitment to equal justice under the law.” As the head of the organization, Brig. Gen. Baker wrestles with the consequential issues of national security, capital cases, torture, and a myriad of ethical and unique matters lawyers have rarely, if ever, faced. His remarks offer important insights into how the military commissions depart from the rule of law, international standards, and the United States’ noble legacy at Nuremberg.
Title:
Drinking from a Poisoned Chalice Post 9/11: Defending the Rule of Law in the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern; 1:30 PM Pacific
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast: Register Now!
Speaker:
Brigadier General John G. Baker is the Chief Defense Counsel (CDC) for the Military Commissions Defense Organization. In his capacity as the CDC, he oversees a joint service and total force staff of more than 156 military and civilian lawyers, paralegals, investigators, intelligence analysts, defense security officers, translators and administrative officers providing the full spectrum trial defense services to GTMO detainees charged under the MCA, to include capital cases.
Prior to his appointment as the CDC for the Military Commissions, General Baker served as the Deputy Director, Judge Advocate Division, for Military Justice and Community Development. He was responsible for oversight of the Marine Corps military justice practice and the professional development of the Marine Corps legal community. General Baker also served as the Marine Corps representative to the Department of Defense’s Joint Service Committee on Military Justice. Before serving as Deputy Director, General Baker served as the CDC of the Marine Corps and was responsible for mentoring, training, and supervising all defense attorneys and defense support personnel across the Marine Corps in their litigation of hundreds of courts-martial each year. While serving as the CDC of the Marine Corps, General Baker established the Marine Corps' Defense Services Organization which transformed the delivery of defense counsel to Marines and sailors charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Prior to this position General Baker served as the Regional Defense Counsel for the Eastern Region where he mentored and trained Marine Corps defense attorneys at all Marine Corps installations east of the Mississippi and in theater when II Marine Expeditionary Force was forward. General Baker also carried a small case load of complex cases, which included capital murder, serious sexual assaults, and other felonies, as well as allegations of misconduct by senior officers. Before serving as the Regional Defense Counsel-East, General Baker personally participated in several hundred courts-martial and served in a variety of leadership and litigation billets within the Marine Corps legal community, to include Military Judge, Staff Judge Advocate and Law Center Director at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Senior Trial Counsel, Military Justice Officer, Chief Trial Counsel, Special Assistant United States Attorney, and Senior Defense Counsel. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit with one gold star, Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Monday, October 15, 2018

October 16: Protecting Innovation at the Intersection of Software and Life Sciences

The importance of software in the health care and pharmaceutical industries is undeniable. And the future will see software-based innovation become an even more essential part of diagnosis and treatment modalities, including new applications for artificial intelligence (AI) and other nascent technologies. However, seemingly few pharmaceutical and medical device companies have adapted to this new reality by developing in-house capabilities to evaluate how to protect these technologies. This webinar will examine issues that in-house counsel need to consider, including:
  • IP protection of AI in drug development, personalized medicine, and medical devices.
  • Section 101 problems unique to software applications in the Life Sciences area, including the impact of Vanda and Berkheimer.
  • Non-patent alternatives to protecting Life Sciences Intellectual Property, including trade secret protection.
  • Licensing issues for software in the Life Sciences
Title:
Protecting Innovation at the Intersection of Software and Life Sciences
When/Where:
October 16, 2018 10:00 - 11:15 CENTRAL TIME
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Speaker:
MBHB attorneys Grantland Drutchas and Aaron Gin, Ph.D.
Cost:
While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance and, in order to receive MCLE credit, must participate online and individually. Register online here
Credit:
MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).
By:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

December 10: “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People

Since the 1970’s and particularly after the Supreme Court’s decision in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, the issue of whether federal sex discrimination laws protect LGBT people has been litigated all over the country. Courts have evaluated this key legal issue in different ways and in a variety of contexts, resulting in an unpredictable legal landscape for LGBT people and their families. In this session, we will provide a historical analysis of how courts have addressed this issue in the employment, school, and healthcare contexts as well as a roundup of key recent and pending cases to watch. We will also identify emerging issues and detail best practices that employers, schools, and health insurance providers should adopt to protect LGBT people and their families.
What You Will Learn: 
  • Historical overview of sex discrimination decisions around the country
  • Key cases regarding this issue and cases to watch
  • Emerging issues and litigation strategies in the employment, schools, and healthcare contexts
  • Best practices for employers, schools, and health insurance providers. 
Title:
When/Where:
December 10, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
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By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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October 25: All Nonprofits Are Not Created Equal: The Role of the Commercial Nonprofit


Commercial nonprofits* are widely misunderstood. Even key stakeholders, such as governmental authorities, trading partners, consumers, and the media, fail to distinguish commercial nonprofits from charities, tax exempt organizations, and even for-profit entities. However, commercial nonprofits play a critical role in the overall economy, and in the health care sector, in particular. With a clearer understanding of the unique nature of commercial nonprofits, unnecessary and inappropriate barriers to their operations could be minimized or removed, enabling them to make an even greater contribution. The commercial nonprofit might be the best form of organization to realize the promises of a reformed health care market.
*A “commercial nonprofit” is a nonprofit corporation that holds no assets in charitable trust, is fully taxable, and receives all its revenue from the sale of goods and services (rather than donations) in markets also served by for-profit corporations.
Title:
All Nonprofits Are Not Created Equal: The Role of the Commercial Nonprofit
When/Where:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Also: Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Speaker:
Seth Jacobs is senior vice president and general counsel at Blue Shield of California, a 4 million member nonprofit health plan that serves the state’s commercial, individual and government markets. Jacobs is responsible for directing and coordinating corporate legal activities. He also serves as the secretary to the Blue Shield Board of Directors.
A veteran of Blue Shield, Jacobs joined the company in 1996. Previously, he was assistant general counsel for UnitedHealth Group. Prior to that, he served as deputy general counsel of the MetraHealth Companies and held several senior attorney positions with the Travelers Group.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Friday, October 12, 2018

October 15: Time Management Tips for Lawyers

Time management skills are essential for lawyers. Not only can time management skills make you more 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:
Wednesday, October 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
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Speakers:
Margaret Spencer, J.D., and ethics expert and lawyer, 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.
  • Attorney Protective is an Accredited Provider in PA and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE (ethics) in PA.
  • NY attorneys may apply this course toward 1 CLE credit in accordance with the NY approved jurisdiction policy.
  • CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (ethics) credit in most states.
By:
Attorney Protective

Thursday, October 11, 2018

October 11: Ethical Considerations for Working With An Aging Population

On October 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with certified financial planner Marguerita Cheng will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Ethical Considerations for Working With An Aging Population, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Ms. Cheng will discuss:
  • Demographic overview
  • Client identification
  • Undue influence
  • Capacity
  • Mental
  • Financial
  • Client waiver
  • Elder financial abuse

Title:
Ethical Considerations for Working With An Aging Population
When/Where:
October 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern
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Speaker:
Marguerita M. Cheng is the chief executive officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. She is a past spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign, a member of the CNBC FA Council, and a regular columnist for Investopedia & Kiplinger. As a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) Ambassador, Marguerita helps educate the public, policymakers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning. She serves as a Women’s Initiative (WIN) Advocate and subject matter expert for CFP Board, contributing to the development of examination questions for the CFP® Certification Examination. In 2017, she was named the #3 Most Influential Financial Advisor in the Investopedia Top 100 and a Woman to Watch by InvestmentNews.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE ethics credit in CA, FL, IL, MN, MO, NC, NJ, PA, TN, TX, and WI, attorney conduct credit in OH, and general credit in TN and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Cost:
Free.
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Friday, October 5, 2018

October 6, 28: When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies



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

Thursday, October 4, 2018

October 5: Climate Rights: Defense of Activists and Climate Justice

In a special presentation by Climate Defense Project, this program will focus on the legal defense of climate activists both within and outside Washington state, particularly as it relates to movement lawyering, political trials, and justification defenses. Topics will include professional aspects of representing activist-clients. Finally, the presenters will touch on issues of climate injustice and Indigenous rights, as well as the pursuit of complementary legal strategies by the climate movement.
Title:
Climate Rights: Defense of Activists and Climate Justice
When/Where:
October 5, 2018
Noon-1pm Pacific
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CLE Credit:
  • 1 credit in Washington State
  • Other Jurisdictions may grant credit, but you'll have to check

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

October 1, 9, 15, 25: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology

Technological advancement has enabled humanity to retain and process seemingly endless amounts of information. Nowhere is that more true than in the American legal system. Making sense of the water pouring from that particular fire hydrant is the focus of this course on the fundamentals of basic legal research in the age of electronic legal research.
Title:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Steve Dubusky
By:
Lexis/Nexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions that allow online credit.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

October 5, 8, 24 : Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting #MCLE

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

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