Friday, August 17, 2018

August 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



Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 3, 13, 17, 21, 27: 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, August 9, 2018

August 10: Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2018

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected.
A person with a prior record faces significant barriers to employment, occupational licensing, and other basic necessities like housing, even when the record is old or relatively minor. Now more than ever, immigrants face the threat of deportation based on criminal justice contacts as minor as an arrest that did not result in conviction. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences of contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.
What You Will Learn
  • Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities
  • Criminal Record Remedy Updates and Advocacy Strategies
  • When Poverty Is a Crime and Justice Is Privatized – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts
  • Overcoming Criminal Record-Related Barriers to Employment and Occupational Licensing
  • Using Technology to Provide Better Clean Slate Services to More Clients.
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with reentry legal services through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and nonprofit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2018
When/Where:
August 10, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

September 12: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018

Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy in disproportionate numbers. Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand. There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels. The practice of bankruptcy law is ever changing (all of the forms changed effective April 1, 2016) and can be quite complicated with even the simplest form of bankruptcy, Chapter 7. This basic program was developed for brand new practitioners and those who are either not familiar with the practice or have not practiced bankruptcy law since the passage of BAPCPA. The program hopes to develop practitioners who will volunteer their time and skills to those who cannot afford representation. The program will focus on Chapter 7 bankruptcy, from the day a new client walks into your office, to the day you receive notice that they have successfully received a discharge and their case is closed.
What You Will Learn
  • An overview of Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Duties and due diligence of the attorney
  • How the discharge works and the effectiveness of the automatic stay
  • How to protect the debtor’s property through exemptions
  • An overview of the means test for the low-income client
  • Issues in bankruptcy to be aware of and understand.
This program was designed for practitioners, paralegals and legal assistants who are new to bankruptcy or new to BAPCPA. It is a basic “How to File a Chapter 7” program.
If you would like to volunteer in pro bono clinics, develop bankruptcy as one of your practice areas, or are a new attorney who wants to develop a bankruptcy practice, this program will give you the tools you need to get started in the practice of Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Title:
Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018
When/Where:
September 12, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

September 6: Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2018 (Free)

While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to hesitate to offer pro bono legal services. This program is designed to answer questions regarding the ethical obligations of pro bono legal service, encourage attorneys to engage in this professionally rewarding aspect of law practice, and remove ambiguities that are barriers to engaging in pro bono legal services.
What You Will Learn
Attorneys knowledgeable about professional responsibility and pro bono service, who work in legal services, law firms, private bar programs and in-house corporate law departments will discuss the application of the California Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and, where relevant, the Proposed California Rules of Professional Conduct to pro bono legal service in different settings. The faculty will begin with the basics of pro bono, including the definition of “Pro Bono” for lawyers, why it is considered an important part of the profession, and ethical concerns unique to pro bono, as opposed to the commercial practice of law.
The faculty will also address emerging ethical issues in developing areas, such as pro bono clinics, incubators, pro bono in Federal courts, and the impact of technology in pro bono legal services.
Finally, the faculty will discuss hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate the application of the rules.
Law firm pro bono coordinators, partners, and associates, legal services pro bono coordinators and staff, in-house corporate pro bono managers and counsels, solos, small and medium firm attorneys engaged in pro bono legal services, court-based program administrators for self-represented litigants, judges, and everyone interested in access to justice.

Title:
Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2018
When/Where:
September 6, 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

August 14 - 15: California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2018

Millions of Californians are unrepresented in Family Court matters (estimated 80% of litigants are unrepresented). Low-income clients are in desperate need of your pro bono help. Attend this free two-day PLI program for an introduction to family law practice and then volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.
What You Will Learn
  • Working with Pro Bono Low-Income Clients
  • Family Law 101/Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases
  • Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Custody and Visitation Procedure
  • Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases
  • Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases
  •  Using California Family Law Judicial Council Forms
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement, Trial, Judgments.
Anyone interested in providing pro bono assistance to low-income family law clients in California (whether limited scope family law matters or full representation in a dissolution matter) would benefit from attending. The program is appropriate for new attorneys and more experienced practitioners looking to volunteer with nonprofit legal services agencies who can provide ongoing mentorship and support.

Title:
California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2018
When/Where:
August 14 - 15, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Up to 12 Credits in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration


August 14: Colorectal Cancer: A Complete Guide #MCLE

On August 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with colon and rectal surgeon Dr. Stephen Cohen will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Colorectal Cancer: A Complete Guide, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Dr. Cohen will discuss:
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • GI signs and symptoms
  • Standard of care - Guidelines
  • Informed consent

Title:
Colorectal Cancer: A Complete Guide
When/Where:
August 14, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Speaker:
Dr. Stephen Cohen is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon with over two decades of experience. Not only does he continue to practice evidence based medicine and surgery, but he has made teaching, training, and educating young surgeons his ultimate long term goals. Dr. Cohen has been involved in the field of forensic medicine since the early 90's, and will help guide you on both standard of care and potential causation in many aspects of colon and rectal surgery.
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.
By:TASA.
More Information And Registration

August 1, 7, 16, 24+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!
By:
LexisNexis
Speaker:
Tamika Cooper-Mtonga
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
More Information And Registration


Monday, August 6, 2018

August 29: The IIIM - Between Lessons Learned and Novel Approaches to Support Accountability for Core Crimes Committed in Syria

Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (the IIIM) will describe how by undertaking a structural investigation, the IIIM is building its evidence collection and the first phase of its case building. She will also address some of the challenges faced by the IIIM and the opportunities offered by its unique mandate set by UN General Assembly resolution 71/248 of 21 December 2016.
Catherine Machi-Uhl - Head,
International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM)
United Nations

Title:
The IIIM - between lessons learned and novel approaches to support accountability for core crimes committed in Syria
Klatsky Lecture in Human Rights
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webcast
Also In-Person in Cleveland, OH USA
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Speaker:
Catherine Marchi-Uhel, the head of the United Nations International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes in Syria (IIIM) will be speaking at the Law School on Aug. 29. The IIIM was established by UN General Assembly resolution in December 2016 to investigate Syrian atrocities and pave the way for accountability. On July 3, 2016, United Nations Secretary-General appointed Marchi-Uhel to head of IIIM. Marchi-Uhel is a former French judge with broad international experience trying and adjudicating war crimes. During her 27-year career, Marchi-Uhel has provided legal support to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the UN Mission in Liberia, and the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. She has also adjudicated for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and served as Ombudsperson to the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Committee.
Ms. Marchi-Uhel was appointed by the Secretary-General as Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic on 3 July 2017. She took up her official duties on 8 August 2017.
Prior to taking up her function on 8 August 2017, Ms. Marchi-Uhel has served as the Ombudsperson for the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities. Before, that, she has served as Head of Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Ms. Marchi-Uhel previously served as a full-time international judge at the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and was a Senior Legal Officer with the ICTY Appeals Chamber. From July 2014 to April 2015, Ms. Marchi-Uhel was seconded to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as Principal Rule of Law Officer, advising the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Rule of Law on justice and security matters.
Ms. Marchi-Uhel became a member of the French judiciary in 1989 and served as juge du siège at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Coutances, being specially in charge of cases involving juveniles. She was later seconded to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Legal Affairs Division, Human Rights Section before joining the United Nations.
Ms. Marchi-Uhel studied law at the Université Paris I — Panthéon Sorbonne and at the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie. She was an auditeur de justice at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature.
Credit:
  • 1 in-person credit applied for (Ohio)
  • Otherwise: Consult your credit-granting authority
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public

More Information And Access to Webcast

Saturday, August 4, 2018

September 5: Clear Obviousness Rejections: Important Lessons from Outdry v. Geox

Sign up to attend the virtual training course entitled “Clear Obviousness Rejections: Important Lessons from Outdry v. Geox.”
A recent case from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Outdry Technologies Corp. v. Geox S.P.A., is used as a vehicle for discussing good practices for writing clear obviousness rejections. This course emphasizes the importance of proper claim construction and a clear articulation of the obviousness rejection including citation of evidence, reasoned explanation and factual findings.
Title:
Clear Obviousness Rejections: Important Lessons from Outdry v. Geox
When:
September 5, 2018
1 pm Eastern
Webcast - Sign Up Now!
By:
USPTO
Speakers:
USPTO trainers will lead this course based on recent training delivered to patent examiners.
Credit:
USPTO is applying for CLE credit in Virginia. 
This course has limited capacity, and selection for attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. More Information And Registration


























Friday, August 3, 2018

September 18: The Continued Influence of PTAB Proceedings on Bio/Pharma Patents

Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post-Grant Review (PGR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have become established mechanisms to challenge bio/pharma patents. But these proceedings are still very young and continually evolving. Many recent changes, including the Supreme Court’s SAS decision and the PTAB’s proposed rulemaking regarding claim construction, and even Senator Hatch’s suggested legislative changes are having /will have a significant impact on the strategies used by both petitioners and patent owners in these PTAB proceedings – particularly in the bio/pharma space. Join us as we discuss the following topics:
  • A review of how bio/pharma patents have fared before the PTAB;
  • An analysis of how PTAB proceedings are impacting ANDA and biosimilar litigations;
  • A discussion of how the Supreme Court’s recent SAS decision is impacting PTAB invalidity proceedings in the bio/pharma space;
  • A discussion of how the PTAB’s proposed rulemaking regarding the claim construction standard could impact bio/pharma patents; and
  • A discussion regarding potential legislative action to alter the impact of PTAB proceedings on ANDA litigation.
Title:
The Continued Influence of PTAB Proceedings on Bio/Pharma Patents 
When/Where:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time 
10:00 am Central Daylight Time
8:00 am Pacific Daylight Time 
Live MBHB Webinar - Register Now!
Duration:
1 hour 15 minutes
By:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP  committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.
Presenter(s): 
MBHB partner(s) Alison Baldwin and Paula Fritsch, Ph.D.
Cost:
While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance
Presenter(s): MBHB partners Alison Baldwin and Paula Fritsch, Ph.D.
Credit:
In order to receive MCLE credit, all attendees must participate online AND individually.
MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).
More Information And Registration

Monday, July 30, 2018

July 31: Ethical and Practical Guidelines for Use of Social Media


Social Media can be a powerful marketing tool for your law firm. But without a macro strategy in place or an understanding of the ethical implications of posting online, you may find yourself losing money or even violating statutory prohibitions. In this webinar, we’ll reveal how ABA Model Rules 7.1-7.6, Information on Legal Services, apply to your activities on social media.
What You'll Learn
  • WHO you should be communicating with
  • WHAT your messages should be
  • WHEN you should communicate
  • WHERE you should post.
Title:
Ethical and Practical Guidelines for Use of Social Media
When:
July 31, 2018
11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dustin Cole, President of Attorney Master Class.
Credit:
You'll have to apply for credit on your own.
Cost:
Free
By:
MyCase
More Information And Registration

Sunday, July 29, 2018

July 2018: 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.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July 13+26: 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, July 24, 2018

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, July 23, 2018

July 20+24: 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

Sunday, July 22, 2018

September 7+17: 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


August 8: 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:
When/Where:
August 8, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Jennifer Turner
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis
More Information And Registration
https://www.lexisnexis.com/university/Course.aspx?classInfo=Crs~686~37383

September 4+20: 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

August 10: 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

September 10+18: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology #MCLE

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.


August 8: Divergence: Writing Strategies for the Diverse Responsibilities of Corporate Counsel #MCLE





Title:
Divergence: Writing Strategies for the Diverse Responsibilities of Corporate Counsel
When/Where:
August 8, 2018
2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Webcast - Register Now
Speaker:
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Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis
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September 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


August 2+31: 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


September 12+21: 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, July 19, 2018

September 19: Top Ten Risk Management Tips for Solo Practitioners

A lack of effective risk management procedures can result in increased monetary and reputational risks for the firm. For solo practitioners, there are unique risks and needs to consider in the execution of riskmanagement plans. How do solo practitioners ensure that they are properly protected while acting as both business leaders and attorneys? Join this 60-minute webinar to hear insights and practical tips, especially for solo practitioners, from seasoned attorneys Erin McCartney, J.D., and Megan Zavieh, J.D.
Title:
Top Ten Risk Management Tips for Solo Practitioners
When/Where:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now
Speakers:
Erin McCartney, J.D., and Megan Zavieh, 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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July 18: Anatomy of a Hack: Learning From Successful Law Firm Cyberattacks

Law firms are increasingly a high-value target for hackers, a “one-stop shop” for sensitive data. And as dozen of examples show, the hackers are often successful. How do these cybercriminals infiltrate law firms and what can be done to prevent them?
Join our panel of experts as they dissect the anatomy of successful law firm cyberattacks, using examples taken straight from the headlines, and explain how you can protect yourself, and your clients, from a similar fate.
Attend this webinar to learn:
  • Why hackers are increasingly targeting legal professionals
  • What vulnerabilities make law firms easy prey for hackers
  • The ethical implications of law firm cybersecurity
  • How to protect yourself, your clients, and your data
Title:
Anatomy of a Hack: Learning From Successful Law Firm Cyberattacks
When/Where:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
11 AM Pacific // 2 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Jake Bernstein: An attorney with Newman Du Wors, Jake Bernstein’s practice focuses on counseling clients on cybersecurity issues. A former Washington State Assistant Attorney General and a frequent speaker and advisor on cybersecurity legal issues, Bernstein has significant experience with regulatory compliance, privacy, and cybersecurity law.
  • Eli Wald: A professor of legal ethics at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, Eli Wald was one of the first academics to investigate the ethical implications of law firm cybersecurity. A frequent author and speaker on ethics and professional responsibility, his work has been cited in ABA ethics opinions and excerpted in legal ethics casebooks.
  • Kip Boyle: A 20-year information security expert and founder of Cyber Risk Opportunities, Kip Boyle advises global companies in the logistics, technology and financial services industries. He is a nationally recognized analyst, lecturer and thought-leader in cyber risks and has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Chief Executive magazine and others.
Credit:
You'll have to self-apply for credit on this one; the sponsor hasn't. However from the content and speaker credentials, this may qualify in multiple jurisdictions.
By:
Logikcull
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Friday, July 13, 2018

July 2, 11, 16: 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
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July 12: The Special Counsel, Executive Power, and the Next Supreme Court Nominee

As the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election continues, its critics have levied a number of constitutional claims against it that are highly disputed, increasing the likelihood that the Supreme Court will ultimately have to resolve such legal disagreements. Questions of executive power therefore must play a central role in the evaluation of the qualifications and suitability of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Join the American Constitution Society on Thursday, July 12 from 3:00-4:00pm ET for a briefing addressing the legality of the special counsel’s investigation, the constitutional scope of executive power, and how to thoroughly question the nominee’s views on these subjects.

Title:
The Special Counsel, Executive Power, and the Next Supreme Court Nominee
When/Where:
Thursday, July 12
3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event will provide 1 hour California MCLE credit.
By:
ACS
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Monday, July 9, 2018

July 17: The Road from Janus to Roe: What the Supreme Court’s Disregard of Precedent Could Mean for All of Us

Hours before Justice Kennedy announced his retirement, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME, overturning a 40-year-old precedent that had served as the bedrock of American labor law and demonstrating what Justice Kagan described in her dissent as “little regard for the usual principles of stare decisis.” What does this disregard for stare decisis mean as we evaluate President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee? Join ACS on July 17 at 3:00pm ET for a briefing that will provide an overview of the Janus decision, forecast what’s next for American workers, and place the decision in the larger context of what the decision may mean for other long-established precedents that Americans have come to rely upon, including Roe v. Wade.

Title:
The Road from Janus to Roe: What the Supreme Court’s Disregard of Precedent Could Mean for All of Us
When/Where:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM PDT - 1:00:00 PM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
This event will provide 1 hour California MCLE credit.
By:
ACS
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July 12: Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Every year seems to bring new take on mandatory arbitration provisions in employment agreements, and 2018 is not disappointing. From the US Supreme Court’s “Epic” decision, to the various bills winding their way through the legislature, more change is on the horizon. There is a lot to consider and much to discuss. Join us on July 12 for an update on arbitration clauses and what to expect before the end of the year.
Miller Law Group invites you and any of your interested colleagues to attend this web seminar free of charge.
Title:
Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
When/Where:
July 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
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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.
Credit:
*** Important Note: We are not able to offer SHRM or HRCI Credit for this ½ hour webinar. This webinar is available for MCLE credit only (.5 hours)***

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 5: 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
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT - 07/05/2018
Speaker:
Cassie Quinn
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Saturday, June 30, 2018

July 19: Litigating Against the Marijuana Industry

Whereever you stand on marijuana legalization, you may want to review issues and arguments made for and against.
During this presentation, Mr. Evans will discuss:
  • Federal laws
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Environmental lawsuits
  • RICO
  • Server liability
  • Drug Dealer Liability Act


Title:
Litigating Against the Marijuana Industry
When/Where:
July 19, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Speaker:
David G. Evans, Esq. is admitted to practice law in New Jersey. He has many years of experience as a plaintiff's personal injury and employment law litigator. He is the author of several law books that deal in whole or in part with substance abuse issues. His books currently in print are: Employee Medical leave, Benefits, and Disabilities laws and Drug Testing Law, Technology, and Practice
Both books are published by Thomson-Reuters and are available on Westlaw. His website is: www.addictionslaw.com
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for general CLE credit in FL, IL, MO, NC, OH, WI, ethics credit in CA, MN, NJ, PA, TX, and dual credit in TN.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules

Cost:
Free.
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July 17: Parental Alienation in Child Custody Litigation


The TASA Group, in conjunction with Custody Evaluator expert, Dr. Ken Lewis will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Parental Alienation in Child Custody Litigation, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Dr. Lewis will discuss:
  • Emotional child abuse - Some typical behaviors and definition
  • Definition of parental alienation
  • Effects of parental alienation
  • Behavioral descriptions of parental alienation
  • Effects of parental alienation
  • Tips for family lawyers.
Title:
Parental Alienation in Child Custody Litigation
When/Where:
July 17, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dr. Ken Lewis specializes in parental alienation and high conflict child custody cases. For the past 25 years, he has worked full-time in the area of child custody, and has been court-appointed guardian ad litem or custody evaluator in more than two dozen states and in Canada. Ken’s publications on child custody have appeared in Family Law Quarterly, The Judges’ Page, Child Welfare, and Children Today and has a book entitled The Five Stages of Child Custody. In the United States, Ken has been a frequent media guest on radio and television and has conducted workshops across the country, as well as presented internationally. Ken is a long-time member of the International Committee of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
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.
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

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
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June 28: Mid-Year Employment Law Tune-up

This year promised to be one of change for California employers, and it is not disappointing. We are only half way through the year and there is already much to discuss: new national origin discrimination regulations, pay equity developments, the NLRB’s new guidance on handbook rules and more.
Join us for a mid-year 30-minute webinar where we will provide an overview of 2018 year to date and forecast what to expect in the second half of the year.

Title:
Mid-Year Employment Law Tune-up
When/Where:
Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
Miller Law Group
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Tuesday, June 26, 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.