Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 25: Cleveland - Fifty Years of Fair Housing: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Join the ACLU of Ohio and the Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research for an afternoon symposium on these topics:
  • Intro and Welcome: Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr., United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Fair Housing at 50 – Where We've Been and Where We are Headed
  • air Housing Implications of Criminal Activity Ordinances
  • Lead Paint Poisoning as a Fair Housing Issue – the Problem, the Process, and Potential Solutions
  • Has "Serve and Protect" Become "Silence and Evict"? How Nuisance Ordinances Threaten Our Rights and Communities
Title:
Fifty Years of Fair Housing: Looking Back and Moving Forward
When/Where:
Monday, June 25, 2018
1 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
CSU Law, Moot Courtroom
1801 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
RSVP Now!
Sponsors:
  • American Constitution Society
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Cleveland Branch of the NAACP
Cost:
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
More Information and RSVP

June 26: Judge Peck and the Adventure of the Missing 502(d) Order

It may be the greatest unsolved mystery in the legal practice: the case of the missing 502(d) order. These orders can act as a strong shield against the waiver of privilege or protection when information is inadvertently produced during litigation—providing much more protection than a clawback agreement alone.
Yet observe the typical courtroom today and such orders will almost never be found. Why?
Join Judge Andrew J. Peck as he discusses the potential benefits of 502(d) orders, why and how to use them, and why so many lawyers are failing to fully protect client information during litigation.
Title:
Judge Peck and the Adventure of the Missing 502(d) Order
When/Where:
June 26, 2018
12:00 pm
Webcast - Register Now
Speaker:
Judge Andrew J. Peck has been a leading name in eDiscovery since 1995, when he was first appointed Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York. Just a few months after taking the bench, shortly after O.J. Simpson’s trial concluded and Windows 95 was released, Judge Peck issued a key eDiscovery opinion, ruling that companies must make electronic versions of their computerized data available during discovery.
In the years that followed, Judge Peck penned several widely influential opinions, from the first opinion approving the use of predictive coding in Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe to a recent warning to the bar over boilerplate discovery objections in Fischer v. Forrest. Judge Peck retired from the bench in March and now serves as senior counsel at DLA Piper.
By:
Logickull.com
Credit:
The announcement does not describe CLE Credit. From the description of the content and speaker, you might be able to claim credit in some jurisdictions.
More Information And Registration

Saturday, June 16, 2018

June 18, 28: 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.

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15: 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
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT - 06/15/2018
Next Month:
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT - 07/13/2018
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

July 17: What’s In (Protection of) a Name?

Description:
  • Protecting rights with respect to personal names (surnames, names of living individuals, and portraits and signatures),
  • Risks related to the use of names as trademarks
  • Considerations related to protection of celebrity names:
  • Protection and registration and strategies
  • Pre-emptive trademark protection and filings, and requisite bona fide intent to use
  • Post-death or post-celebrity considerations.
Title:
What’s In (Protection of) a Name?
When/Where:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
8:00 am Pacific Daylight Time
10:00 am Central Daylight Time
11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
MBHB partners Eric R. Moran and Nicole E. Reifman
Duration:
1 hour 15 minutes
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.
CLE credit:
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.
More Information And Registration

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

July 9: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Search

Our CLE provides strategies that improves your Prior Art Search and making sure you get the relevant results the first time.
Topics Covered
  • Highlight key components of an effective search strategy
  • Understand database strengths and weaknesses
  • Processes to save you and your clients' time and money
  • Best practices in dealing with vendors and clients
  • Cover various searches and benefits
  • Review basic building blocks.
Who Should Attend
Patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals find these webinars very useful. This course has helped the attendees manage their patent prosecution matters and searches more effectively and efficiently.
Title:
Best Practices in Prior Art Search
When/Where:
July 9, 2018, 2017
12:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Feroze Ali & Jeffrey Sobek. Coming from varied technical and management backgrounds, they also bring a wealth of knowledge from more than 40 years of combined experience working with IP professionals from top IP and AmLaw firms to individual inventors.
Legal Advantage has conducted over 3,000 combined searches, with a cross section of experience of searching for patent and non-patent literature in databases mirrored with extensive on-site search experience at the USPTO.
By:
Legal Advantage.
Credit:
1 Hour in DE, IA, WA
By:
Legal Advantage.
More Information And Registration

June 13, 22+26: 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

Saturday, June 9, 2018

June 27: From Alice to Berkheimer: Practical Tips for Preparing Software Patent Applications


Changes in subject matter eligibility prompted by the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank have created no small measure of confusion and uncertainty, particularly in the area of software. Seemingly hundreds of related cases in the district courts, Federal Circuit, and USPTO have resulted—many ostensibly at odds with others. One of the latest Federal Circuit decisions, Berkheimer v. HP, may represent an especially important analytical milestone. Recent USPTO memos offer further helpful guideposts. 
During this webinar, our presenters will provide practice tips derived from some of these decisions and memos, principally from the software perspective.
Among other insights, our presenters will share the following:
  • How to quickly assess whether certain software programs might qualify as patent-eligible subject matter
  • Practical tips for preparing office action responses and drafting patent applications in view of the USPTO memo to examiners following Berkheimer
  • A simple checklist for inventors preparing software-related invention disclosures.
Title:
From Alice to Berkheimer: Practical Tips for Preparing Software Patent Applications
When:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Our speakers will be Wood IP partners Theodore A. Wood and Archie E. Williams Jr. Ted has over 35 years of electrical, electro-mechanical, communications, software, and computer security-related technical, legal, and military experience. Archie has over 40 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, with a special focus on software patentability, subject matter eligibility, and USPTO rules. 
Presented by:
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit:
CLE credit has been approved for California and Illinois and is pending in Nebraska. Other states may also award CLE credit upon attendee request.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration











Friday, June 8, 2018

June 4, 6 + 11: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

In this course, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records.


Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:

Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits. Often these are ethics credits
By:
LexisNexis


Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 8: Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics

Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.
What You Will Learn:
  • Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection
  • A Primer on Automobile Fraud
  • Representing the Unsecured Debtor
  • Mortgage Servicer Litigation
  • Assisting Student Loan Borrowers
  • Developing a Working Relationship with Legal Services Organizations 
Attorneys who want to volunteer to help low income clients with consumer related issues and legal services advocates who want to enhance their skills in consumer litigation matters would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics
When/Where:
June 8, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Also in San Francisco, CA
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Up to 6 credits in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

Friday, June 1, 2018

June 1+8: 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:
    Cassie Quinn
    Credit:
    1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
    By:
    LexisNexis

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    May 31: Advanced Obviousness Analysis: Understanding the Reasonable Expectation of Success Doctrine

    Please join Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP for a free webinar, “Advanced Obviousness Analysis: Understanding the Reasonable Expectation of Success Doctrine,” on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12 noon EDT.
    When an invention combines previously known features, non-obviousness turns on whether the person having ordinary skill in the art would have a reason to make the combination. This analysis requires considering whether the ordinarily skilled person would have a reasonable expectation of success in combining the known features.
    Recent Federal Circuit cases provide guidance in successfully arguing for patentability under this doctrine and establish that it applies even when obviousness is asserted based on a single reference. Successfully arguing obviousness in patent prosecution, post-issuance proceedings, and district court litigation depends on this analysis with increasing frequency.
    In addition to discussing applicable cases, we will explore these issues:
    • When do circumstances favor arguing reasonable expectation of success at the PTAB and during patent examination?
    • What types of evidence are helpful or needed to support the arguments?
    • How can patents be drafted to establish that skilled persons would not have expected success by modifying the known art?

    Title:
    Advanced Obviousness Analysis: Understanding the Reasonable Expectation of Success Doctrine
    When:
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Speakers:
    Our speakers will be Fitch Even attorneys David A. Gosse and Margaret “Peggy” Wojkowski. Dave has a diverse IP law practice with substantial experience in district court litigation and PTAB practice in a variety of post-issuance proceedings, as well as with patent preparation and prosecution. Peggy is a registered patent attorney whose practice currently encompasses patent preparation and prosecution, patent post-issuance proceedings, and product clearance and legal opinions.
    Presented by:
    Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
    Credit:
    CLE credit has been approved for California, Illinois, and Nebraska. Other states may also award CLE credit upon attendee request.
    Cost:
    Free. Registration required.
    More Information and Registration




    Monday, May 28, 2018

    May 2018: 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:
    David Friedman
    Credit:
    1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
    By:
    LexisNexis


    Sunday, May 27, 2018

    June 28: Bond Basics and Prolonged Detention Bond Proceedings in the Ninth Circuit, Including Updates Since Jennings v. Rodriguez

    Each year in the United States, The Department of Homeland Security places over 400,000 in immigration detention. Data shows that release from immigration detention on bond not only allows noncitizens to avoid detention during exceedingly lengthy court proceedings, but also greatly increases their success rates in ultimately avoiding deportation. Because individuals in Immigration Court proceedings generally only have once chance at a bond hearing, and bond is so vital to their cases, lives, and families, it is imperative to have a firm grasp of basic bond issues, such as how to adequately prepare clients for bond hearings. Even attorneys who have had experience handling bond hearings will benefit from a thorough review of the constantly evolving legal determinations of bond eligibility and the legal issues that often arise after bond is denied.
    This three-part training is designed to provide immigration attorneys with the basic tools necessary to determine bond eligibility and to represent detained clients in bond proceedings, including the knowledge necessary to zealously advocate for clients subject to prolonged detention. This training will focus on practice in the Ninth Circuit and will address the recent Supreme Court decision Jennings v. Rodriguez, and what advocates in Northern California are doing to advocate in favor of periodic bond hearings for individuals subject to prolonged detention.
    What You Will Learn
    • Who Is Eligible for Bond Hearings Initially? How to determine initial bond or conditional parole eligibility based on the client’s immigration history and criminal background, including Matter of Joseph hearings, and how to request a bond hearing for your client.
    • Who Is Eligible for Bond Proceedings Once Detention Is Prolonged? How to determine eligibility after the Supreme Court’s February 27, 2018 opinion in Jennings v. Rodriguez and how to obtain a prolonged detention bond hearing for your client.
    • How to Prepare for a Bond Hearing? General mechanics and tips on preparing clients and witnesses for custody hearings and the different burdens of proof for initial bond hearings and prolonged detention bond hearings.
    All attorneys assisting, or considering assisting, immigrant clients in the Ninth Circuit who are detained or subject to conditions of custody, including private and pro bono attorneys, public interest and non-profit organization attorneys, would benefit from attending this program. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of immigration law, but need not have prior experience with representing detained clients.
    Title:
    Bond Basics and Prolonged Detention Bond Proceedings in the Ninth Circuit, Including Updates Since Jennings v. Rodriguez
    When/Where:
    June 28, 2018
    9:00 AM Pacific
    Webcast - Register Now!
    By:
    Practising Law Institute (PLI)
    Credit:
    3 Credits in most jurisdictions
    Cost:
    Free and open to the public.
    More Information And Registration

    June 1: Public Interest Boot Camp 2018

    Public interest law students working with low and moderate income communities often lack the experience to address the issues that many clients face when seeking legal services. The Public Interest Boot Camp is a free program designed to prepare law students holding summer internships with public interest law organizations, government agencies, and other legal nonprofits to better serve these clients. All students and public interest advocates are encouraged to view this program to develop new skills for productive and successful client relationships.
    What You Will Learn
    • How to better serve diverse communities by identifying and addressing personal bias
    • The importance of professional responsibility for a successful summer internship
    • Client-centered interviewing strategies.
    In addition to summer law students, all pro bono attorneys, legal organization staff, and other advocates seeking tools to better serve low and moderate income client communities would benefit from this program. 
    Title:
    Public Interest Boot Camp 2018
    When/Where:
    June 1, 2018
    9:00 AM Pacific
    By:
    Practising Law Institute is pleased to partner with the State Bar of California, Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, the Pro Bono Training Institute, and the SoCal Pro Bono Managers, to coordinate and present this program.
    Credit:
    3 or more credits in most jurisdictions, including some ethics or the equivalent
    Cost:
    Free and open to the public.
    More Information And Registration

    June 7: Third Party Payers and Mental Health

    On June 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist Beverly Price will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Third Party Payers and Mental Health, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Beverly Price will discuss:
    • Mental health parity
    • Types of health plans that guide the process
    • The authorization process
    • Documentation, medical necessity guidelines, and evidence-based practice
    • The appeals process
    • Other legal issues re: third party payers

    Title:
    Third Party Payers and Mental Health
    When/Where:
    June 7, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Webcast - Register Now!
    Speaker:
    Beverly Price is an International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals certified eating disorder registered dietitian and an International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) certified yoga therapist. Beverly owned and operated a comprehensive eating disorder and mental health treatment center in Michigan that offered partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient level of care programs run by a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals. Before selling her center to a private company, Beverly interfaced with insurance companies regarding eligibility and benefits, authorizations, denial management and the appeal process. In her career, Beverly has also served as an expert witness for various food, nutrition and yoga-related cases.
    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.
    Cost:
    Free.
    More Information And Registration

    June 5: Identifying High Risk Employees

    On June 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with law enforcement and safety expert Timothy Dimoff, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Identifying High Risk Employees, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Tim Dimoff will discuss:
    • How to identify various types of high-risk behaviors
    • Limitations of checking out perspective employees
    • Identifying specific physical signs and behavioral patterns that every company needs to be aware of
    • How high-risk employees can impact a company culture
    • How high-risk employees can affect co-workers.

    Title:
    Identifying High Risk Employees
    When/Where:
    Webcast - Register Now!
    June 5, 2018
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Speaker:
    Timothy A. Dimoff, founder and president of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc., is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities in high-risk workplace and human resource issues, security, vulnerability assessments, and crime. As a consultant to law enforcement and the media, Timothy has been called upon to examine evidence from crime scenes and victim and witness reports to develop an offender profile. He has testified as an expert witness in many trials throughout the years.
    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.
    Cost:
    Free.
    More Information And Registration

    June 5+20: 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:
    David Friedman
    Credit:
    1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
    By:
    LexisNexis


    June 29: 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!
    3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT - 06/29/2018
    By:
    LexisNexis
    Speaker:
    Tamika Cooper-Mtonga
    Credit:
    1 Credit in most jurisdictions
    More Information And Registration

    June 7: 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:
    Webcast
    Speaker:
    Nicole Dietz
    Credit:
    1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
    By:
    LexisNexis


    July 25: Legal Ethics: 10 Hot Topics in Conflicts of Interest

    Conflicts of interest are among the most common and complex malpractice errors, producing a
    substantial number of claims each year. Conflicts can come in all shapes and sizes, so despite the
    best efforts of lawyers, they can be hard to identify. Join J. Calhoun Watson, Partner of Sowell Gray
    located in Columbia, South Carolina, and Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader  of Attorney Protective, as they analyze several scenarios and provide tips on how to avoid conflicts of interests. The webinar will also include a review of applicable ethics rules and discuss what actions to consider should a conflict arise.
    Title:
    Legal Ethics: 10 Hot Topics in Conflicts of Interest
    When/Where:
    July 25, 2018
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
    Webcast - Register Now
    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.
    Speakers:
    • J. Calhoun Watson, Partner of Sowell Gray located in Columbia, South Carolina
    • Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader  of Attorney Protective.
    By:
    Attorney Protective
    More Information And Registration

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    May 24: Wage and Hour Update

    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.
    Join Miller Law Group for an in-depth look at the laws and regulations for Accommodating Disabled Workers.
    Title:
    Wage and Hour Update
    When/Where:
    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PDT
    Register Now!
    By:
    Miller Law Group

    More Information and Registration






    Monday, May 14, 2018

    May 2018: 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:
    Webcast
    Speaker:
    Nicole Dietz
    Credit:
    1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
    By:
    LexisNexis


    Sunday, May 13, 2018

    May 2018: 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:
    Cassie Quinn
    Credit:
    1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
    By:
    LexisNexis

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    STEPP training: Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure

    STEPP training, or Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure, is designed to provide external stakeholders with a better understanding of how, and why, an examiner makes decisions while examining a patent application. Courses are led by USPTO trainers and based on material developed for training USPTO employees. And new for FY18 we now have two different course formats:
    • In-person training on patent examination practice and procedure in a workshop setting
    • Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) to “hop” through one or more topics related to examination practice and procedure
    Listed here are the See the full course schedule below for topics, dates, places, times, intended audience, and CLE credit.
    Title:
    STEPP training: Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure
    There are numerous 3-day in person trainings in multiple locations. See schedule.
    In addition, there are several Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) on the internet
    Note: All Hops will begin at 1 p.m. ET on the day of training
    • Claim Interpretation - Preambles - February 13, 2018
    • Claim Interpretation - Product By Process - April 3, 2018
    • Functional Language Workshop - Claim Interpretation and Definiteness Under 35 U.S.C. 112(b) - Computerized Color Editing - April 17, 2018
    • Addressing 35 U.S.C. 112(f) - or Means-plus-Function Limitations - June 12, 2018
    • Inherency, 35 U.S.C. 102/103 Rejections, and Official Notice - August 7, 2018
    Cost:
    Courses provided are free to attend. In addition, CLE credit may be available for a STEPP course you participate in however CLE accreditation will generally only applied for in the state the course is delivered from.
    By:
    The STEPP program is an important part of the USPTO’s mission to deliver intellectual property information and education to external stakeholders. It is administered by the Office of Patent Training (OPT).
    More Information And Registration

    Sunday, April 29, 2018

    May 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


    May 2018: 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

    May 2018: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession #MCLE

    In this course, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records.


    Title:
    Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
    When/Where:
    Credit:
    1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits. Often these are ethics credits
    By:
    LexisNexis


    April 30: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018

    You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally. Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues. This day-long program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap, develops the practitioner's understanding of the role that immigration law plays in the representation, and provides concrete examples. Experienced practitioners in the areas of immigration, family law, and housing will share their expertise by providing insight into cultural issues that arise when working with immigrant clients, how these areas of law overlap to provide special protections and remedies to immigrants and domestic violence survivors, and how immigration status impacts eligibility for federally subsidized housing.
    What You Will Learn
    • Cultural issues to be aware of when working with immigrant clients generally and specific issues that arise in housing and domestic violence cases
    • What is domestic violence and how does it impact immigrant and LGBT communities
    • How immigration status affects eligibility for federally subsidized housing
    • Fair Housing laws that protect immigrants and domestic violence survivors
    • Special housing protections for domestic violence survivors in the Violence Against Women Act and other California laws
    • What family law issues are implicated when working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence
    • How to get your client legal immigration status based on domestic violence
    • Confidentiality and safety planning for immigrants, both documented and undocumented.
    Legal aid and private practitioners who work with immigrant clients or who would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of immigration, housing, or domestic violence would benefit from attending this program.
    Title:
    Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018
    When/Where:
    April 30, 2018
    9:00 AM Pacific
    Also live in San Francisco, CA
    Speakers:
    • Co-Chairs:
      • Protima Pandey ~ Director, Office of Women's Policy, County Executive Office, County of Santa Clara
      • Linda Tam ~ Director, Immigration Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
    • Trina Chatterjee ~ Partner, MVTC Family Law
    • Katherine Chu ~ Staff Attorney & Program Manager, Housing Rights, Asian-Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
    • Melissa Col√≥n ~ Disrupting Displacement Project Manager, Community Economic Justice Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center
    • Nicole Ford ~ Law Offices of Nicole Ford
    • Eunice Lee ~ Co-Legal Director, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
    • Nancy K.D. Lemon ~ Director, Domestic Violence Practicum, Co-Founder and Legal Director, Family Violence Appellate Project, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
    • Cindy C. Liou ~ Deputy Director of Legal Services, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
    • Jason Luu ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
    • Kemi Mustapha ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
    • Karlo Ng ~ Supervising Attorney, National Housing Law Project
    • Jassmin Poyaoan ~ Director, Community Economic Justice Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center
    • Catherine Seitz ~ Legal Director, Legal Services for Children
    • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Senior Pro Bono Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    By:
    Practising Law Institute (PLI)
    Credit:
    Credit in most jurisdictions
    Cost:
    Free and open to the public.
    More Information And Registration

    May 16: Legal #Ethics, Judicial Independence, and Political Partisanship


    Judicial legitimacy rests on the perception of judicial impartiality. As a partisan gulf widens among the American public, however, there is a growing skepticism of the judiciary’s neutrality on politically sensitive topics. Hardening partisan identities mean that there is less middle ground on political issues and less cooperation among those with differing political views. As a result, the public increasingly scrutinizes judges and judicial candidates for signs of political agreement, distrusting those perceived to support the opposing political party.
    Judges themselves are not immune to these political forces. In spite of a strong judicial identity that demands impartiality and judicial conduct rules that require judges to avoid even the appearance of bias, judges have the same unconscious biases and preconceptions as anyone else. Moreover, judges must generally have strong political affiliations to reach the bench at all, regardless of whether they are elected or appointed. Drawing the line between mere political affiliation and an inappropriate appearance of partisan bias can therefore be difficult.
    This lecture analyzes the mechanisms available to safeguard judicial impartiality. Although recusal motions are the most common weapon against partisan bias, this Article argues that recusal motions cannot effectively guard against the appearance of bias arising from a judge’s political views. When recusal rules rely on an undefined “appearance” standard, they are susceptible to an interpretive bias that undermines their purpose.
    Title:
    Legal Ethics, Judicial Independence, and Political Partisanship
    Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series
    When/Where:
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    The City Club of Cleveland
    850 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    Speaker:
    Cassandra Burke Robertson regularly teaches Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Secured Transactions, and has also taught Transnational Litigation and Remedies. She directs the law school’s Center for Professional Ethics, whose mission is to explore moral choices across professional lines in a variety of disciplines. Her scholarship focuses on legal ethics and litigation procedure within a globalizing practice of law. She has co-authored a popular casebook in the field of professional responsibility and published articles in the Columbia Law Review, Emory Law Journal and Boston University Law Review, among others.
    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
    https://law.case.edu/Lectures-Events/EventId/338/e/legal-ethics-judicial-independence-and-political-partisanship-16-may-2018

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