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
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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
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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.
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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.

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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
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November 2: 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:
11/02/2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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
Webcast - Register Now!
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 (Free)

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. 
Attorneys, employers, and other professionals looking to expand their knowledge of federal sex discrimination law. Attorneys litigating sex discrimination cases on behalf of LGBT plaintiffs are encouraged to attend and will gain practical skills for litigating claims. Employers, school administrators, and insurance providers who want to implement best practices regarding LGBT employees, students, and plan participants.
Title:
When/Where:
December 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.
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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
Webcast - Register Now!
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
Webcast - Register Now!
CLE Credit:
  • 1 credit in Washington State
  • Other Jurisdictions may grant credit, but you'll have to check

By:
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Monday, October 1, 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.

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.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 26: 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 26, 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

October 26: Asylum Step by Step: Representing Survivors of "Private Actor" Persecution before the Asylum Office and Immigration Court (Part 2)

Please join The Advocates for Human Rights for Part 2 of this two-part CLE. This training will walk attorneys and legal support staff through all of the steps of preparing and filing an asylum application for an asylum seeker who is before either the Asylum Office or the Immigration Court. Attendees will learn about best practices in interviewing clients, what to include in an initial application, best practices in gathering corroborating documentation, and about how to prepare a client to testify. The presentation will cover strategies in representing survivors of persecution by "private actors" following the Attorney General's decision in Matter of A-B-, incorporating what advocates have learned from experiences before the Asylum Office and Courts following the decision's issuance. The training will take place in two sessions of two hours each. Two standard CLE credits will be sought for each session.
Remote attendance available. Call-in information will be circulated via email prior to the CLE.
Topics:
  • Best practices in interviewing clients
  • What to include in an initial application
  • Best practices in gathering corroborating documentation
  • How to best prepare a client to testify
  • Strategies in representing survivors of persecution by "private actors".
Title:
Part 2: Asylum Step by Step: Representing Survivors of "Private Actor" Persecution before the Asylum Office and Immigration Court 
When/Where:
Friday October 26, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central
Remote Attendance Available!
Or participate in person:
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Minnesota Room
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498
Minneapolis, MN
Credit:
Application will be made for 2 standard CLE credits
By:
The Advocates for Human Rights


October 12: Asylum Step by Step: Representing Survivors of "Private Actor" Persecution before the Asylum Office and Immigration Court (Part 1)

Please join The Advocates for Human Rights for Part 1 of this two-part CLE. This training will walk attorneys and legal support staff through all of the steps of preparing and filing an asylum application for an asylum seeker who is before either the Asylum Office or the Immigration Court. The presentation will cover strategies in representing survivors of persecution by "private actors" following the Attorney General's decision in Matter of A-B-, incorporating what advocates have learned from experiences before the Asylum Office and Courts following the decision's issuance. The training will take place in two sessions of two hours each. Two standard CLE credits will be sought for each session.
Remote attendance available. Call-in information will be circulated via email prior to the CLE.
Topics:
  • Best practices in interviewing clients
  • What to include in an initial application
  • Best practices in gathering corroborating documentation
  • How to best prepare a client to testify
  • Strategies in representing survivors of persecution by "private actors", following Matter of A-B-

Title:
Asylum Step by Step: Representing Survivors of "Private Actor" Persecution before the Asylum Office and Immigration Court 
When/Where:
Friday October 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
Remote Attendance by Phone will be Available!
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Minnesota Room
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498
Credit:
Application will be made for 2 standard CLE credits
By:
The Advocates for Human Rights




Monday, September 24, 2018

September 25: State Courts in a Federal System

State courts are the courts most likely to affect an ordinary person’s life.
Development of the common law of property, tort and contract, as well as the law governing our most personal relationships, family law, are the province of state courts. Most criminal law is state law; and most criminal prosecutions happen in state court. In these, and in other areas, state courts have been innovators. For example, state courts have taken the lead in developing new ways to work with non-violent criminal offenders, through the creation of problem-solving courts such as veterans' treatment courts, drug courts, and mental health courts. And while most people think only of the U.S. Constitution when they think of their rights, each of our fifty states has its own constitution too, whose interpretation, by state judges, is not formally constrained by the parallel work of the federal courts.
In other words, state courts matter. In fact, there was no guarantee that federal courts, besides the Supreme Court, would even exist. Our Constitution did not require it—Congress had the discretion, but not duty, to create lower federal courts. But as the federal court system has grown, it has developed an ever-evolving, complicated relationship with the state courts. There are many doctrines, such as abstention and procedural requirements in habeas corpus that are designed to respect the work of the state courts and recognize the states’ primacy. But how robustly should federal courts apply these doctrines? And how much deference should state courts give to federal court resolution of the parallel problems that confront them?
These, and many other questions, are inherent in our federal system.
Title:
State Courts in a Federal System
When/Where:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Webcast
Also live at:
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Speaker:
The Honorable Joan L. Larsen is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was nominated by the President on May 8, 2017 and confirmed by the Senate on November 1, 2017. Before her appointment to the federal bench, Judge Larsen served two terms as a Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, where she was the court’s liaison to Michigan’s drug, sobriety, mental health and veteran’s courts.
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, September 21, 2018

October 16: Human Rights Advocacy at the United Nations

The Advocates for Human Rights has led several delegations of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers to conduct human rights advocacy at the United Nations. In this 1.5 hour panel presentation, pro bono attorneys Angela Liu and Julie Shelton, along with The Advocates' Executive Director, Robin Phillips and Deputy Director, Jennifer Prestholdt, will discuss their experiences traveling to Geneva to advocate before the Human Rights Council, treaty bodies and special procedures using international law. Panelists will describe how they used U.N. human rights mechanisms to enforce international legal standards related to women's rights, the death penalty, torture, racial discrimination, and the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as the impact of their work on domestic foreign laws and practices. Lunch will be provided.
Title:
Human Rights Advocacy at the United Nations
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm
DLA Piper LLP
444 W. Lake Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL
Speakers:

  • Angela Liu
  • Julie Shelton
  • Robin Phillips
  • Jennifer Prestholdt

Cost:
FREE with Lunch Provided
Credit:
1.5 standard CLE credits applied for
By:
The Advocates for Human Rights

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October 9: 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of Constitutional Law


When we think of constitutional law, we invariably think of the United States Supreme Court and the federal court system. Yet much of our constitutional law is not made at the federal level. In 51 Imperfect Solutions, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton argues that American Constitutional Law should account for the role of the state courts and state constitutions, together with the federal courts and the federal constitution, in protecting individual liberties. The book tells four stories that arise in four different areas of constitutional law: equal protection; criminal procedure; privacy; and free speech and free exercise of religion. Traditional accounts of these bedrock debates about the relationship of the individual to the state focus on decisions of the United States Supreme Court. But these explanations tell just part of the story. The book corrects this omission by looking at each issue-and some others as well-through the lens of many constitutions, not one constitution; of many courts, not one court; and of all American judges, not federal or state judges. Taken together, the stories reveal a remarkably complex, nuanced, ever-changing federalist system, one that ought to make lawyers and litigants pause before reflexively assuming that the United States Supreme Court alone has all of the answers to the most vexing constitutional questions. If there is a central conviction of the book, it's that an under-appreciation of state constitutional law has hurt state and federal law and has undermined the appropriate balance between state and federal courts in protecting individual liberty. In trying to correct this imbalance, the book also offers several ideas for reform.
Title:
51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of Constitutional Law
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Webcast
Also Live In The Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Speaker:
Jeffrey S. Sutton has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 2003. Before that, he was the State Solicitor of Ohio and a partner at Jones Day in Columbus. He has argued twelve cases in the United States Supreme Court and numerous cases in the state supreme courts and federal courts of appeal. Judge Sutton served as a law clerk to Justices Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (Ret.) and Antonin Scalia, as well as Judge Thomas Meskill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Judge Sutton served as Chair of the Federal Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure from 2012 to 2016. He was appointed to that committee by Chief Justice Roberts. He has also served on the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules. He was appointed to that committee by Chief Justice Rehnquist in 2005, and Chief Justice Roberts appointed him to be Chair of that committee in 2009.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Center for Business Law & Regulation
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public
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November 14: Crazy Claims: Lessons Learned From Cases that Veered Off Track

A lawyer’s day is filled with potential pitfalls—missed statute of limitation periods, drafting errors,
conflicts of interest—but knowing how to appropriately respond to these situations is crucial. Fortunately, learning from other lawyers’ mistakes can provide memorable lessons. Join George Jonson, J.D., and Erin McCartney, J.D., as they examine actual cases and consider whether the lawyer’s conduct violated the ethics rules. The discussion will include an analysis of cases and the applicable “Model Rules of Professional Conduct,” as well as an evaluation of the lessons that can be learned from each case.
Title:
Crazy Claims: Lessons Learned From Cases that Veered Off Track
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
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Speakers:
George Jonson, J.D.
Erin McCartney, 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

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 12, 21, 24: 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



Friday, September 14, 2018

September 27: The (Almost) Great Unraveling: Can the Quest for Solidarity Survive?

The lecture will focus on the struggle to maintain the ACA and the essential principle of solidarity on which the law necessarily rests, as well as the limited options, given the unique circumstances of the American psyche, for alternative pathways to a national policy of health care inclusiveness.

Title:
The (Almost) Great Unraveling: Can the Quest for Solidarity Survive?
When/Where:
Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Webcast
Also live at: Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Speaker:
Sara Rosenbaum J.D. is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair of the Department of Health Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. She also holds professorships in GW’s Law and Medical Schools and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Professor Rosenbaum has devoted her career to health justice for populations who are medically underserved as a result of race, poverty, disability, or cultural exclusion. An honored teacher and scholar, a popular speaker, and a widely-read writer on many aspects of health law and policy, Professor Rosenbaum has emphasized public engagement as a core element of her work, providing public service to six Presidential Administrations and twenty-one Congresses. She is best known for her scholarship and advocacy on health care for the poor, civil rights, and national health reform.
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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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
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

October 16: Pitfalls for Contestants in Reality Competition Shows

On October 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with entertainment attorneys Bernard Resnick and Sally Mattison will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Pitfalls for Contestants in Reality Competition Shows, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Mr. Resnick and Ms. Mattison will discuss:
  • Background
  • Common TV production company requests- business terms
  • Treatment of contestants during/after production
  • Other fine print issues
  • Negotiability
  • Common sense considerations for contestants and their representatives.
Title:
Pitfalls for Contestants in Reality Competition Shows
When/Where:
October 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)
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Speakers:
  • Bernard Resnick, Esq. is an entertainment attorney who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. His clients have included recording artists, songwriters, record producers, agents, managers, filmmakers, financiers, professional athletes and others. Mr. Resnick is a lecturer in Law at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Mr. Resnick serves on the Recording Academy’s national Grammy Awards Hall of Fame committee. Mr. Resnick frequently serves as an expert witness in entertainment-related lawsuits. Besides being a lawyer and expert witness, Mr. Resnick is a musician, songwriter, record producer and music publisher.
  • Priscilla J. (Sally) Mattison is Of Counsel to the firm Bernard M. Resnick, Esq. P.C. Her clients have included recording artists, songwriters, record producers, record labels, music publishers, managers, booking agencies, filmmakers and screenwriters. A frequent speaker at entertainment industry and legal education events, she has also written numerous articles for trade publications, including books published by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. In addition to IAEL, she belongs to The Recording Academy, New York Women in Film & Television, and Philadelphia Women in Film & Television, and holds both writer and publisher memberships in BMI.
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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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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


Tuesday, September 11, 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
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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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Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 10: Ergonomics and Anthropometry

On September 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with certified industrial ergonomist Timothy Pottorff will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Ergonomics and Anthropometry, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Mr. Pottorff will discuss:
  • Risk factors
  • Examples
  • Anthropometry
  • Understanding issues
  • Best practices.
Title:
Ergonomics and Anthropometry
When/Where:
September 10, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time
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Speaker:
Tim Pottorff, MSIE, CIE, ARM is a certified industrial ergonomist with more than 26 years’ experience consulting, including more than two years internally at the Aluminum Company of America, and more than 22 years on a global basis at Zurich Services Corporation. He also founded his own risk consulting firm, QP3 ErgoSystems LLC. Tim has worked with thousands of client locations around the world, and has identified common themes that affect the ability of employees to work comfortably and safely and developed programs, plans and options to help clients improve. He has presented at numerous professional ergonomics and safety conferences and written articles for publications including The Contact Center Pipeline, Industrial & Systems Engineering, and Iron & Steel Technology.
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.

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October 16: The Salvation Army’s 26th Annual Seminar

Register Now For  Essential Information for Attorneys, Accountants, Financial Advisors and Other Planning Professionals.
This event often fills up so don't delay registration.
Title:
The Salvation Army’s 26th Annual Seminar
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Live Local Webcast Near You
Speaker:
Charles A. Redd, Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP


Friday, September 7, 2018

September 12: Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy

The transition from paper medical records to electronic health record (EHR) systems has had a dramatic impact on clinical care. In addition, EHR systems enable the creation of “medical big data,” that is, very large electronic data resources that can be put to secondary, non-clinical uses, such as medical research, public health initiatives, quality improvement efforts, and other health-related endeavors. The talk will evaluate what EHR systems and big data have to offer and what their shortcomings are. It will also address how the law has responded to the advent of EHR systems and big data so far. Finally, the talk will conclude with suggestions regarding what more should be done in terms of both regulation and technology in order to make sure that EHR systems and medical big data fulfill their promise and do not endanger patients and the public at large.
Title:
Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy

When/Where:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Sharona Hoffman, Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law Professor of Bioethics Co-Director of the Law-Medicine Center
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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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 26: Tips, Tricks and Tools for Social Media

Social media is an important tool to stay connected to the community, clients, and donors, but a lot of organizations don’t have dedicated staff to manage this. For many organizations, especially civil legal aid organizations, keeping up with social media is a challenge!
This webinar is designed to give you useful tips, tricks, and tools for how to use social media effectively, even if you don’t have much time to devote to it. You’ll learn some of the basics for platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and you’ll see examples of how both big and small programs use social media to amplify, strengthen, and support their work.
Title:
Tips, Tricks and Tools for Social Media
When/Where:
September 26, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30 Pacific
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Speakers:
  • Sart Rowe - Northwest Justice Project, Seattle
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald - Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program, Vancouver
  • Brian Robick - ACLU of Washington, Seattle
  • Claudia Johnson - Pro Bono Net, San Francisco
Credit:
1.5 CLE credits
Cost:
Free
By:
WSBA
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