Friday, June 22, 2018

June 23: School Safety #MCLE

Attorney Clem
As lawyers and community leaders, we'll take time to think about what we can do in the wake of an epidemic of school violence. We'll look at the legal duties of school districts, and in that context, we'll explore possible solutions. We won't come up with the answer to school violence, but we'll try to identify that thought process that will allow us to find rational solutions.
Course materials are available at either the following links:
Title:
School Safety.
When/Where:
June 23, 2018
2:00 Central Time
Teleconference
Speaker:
Richard Clem
By:
Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
CLE credit: 
One standard CLE credit applied for in Iowa (activity number 300688) and Minnesota (event code 259563).
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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

PLI Scholarships

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are available to pro bono attorneys, judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, attorneys 65 or older, lawyers, law students, librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations or government agencies, and unemployed attorneys and others with financial hardships.
To apply, please see PLI Scholarship Information.

August 8: 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


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


August 1, 7+16: 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

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
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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
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT - 08/10/2018
Speaker:
Cassie Quinn
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

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

August 3, 13, 17: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology

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


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.


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


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




July 3, 18+27: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting

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

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




August 9: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

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


Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
August 9, 2018
9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Cassie Quinn
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits. Often these are ethics credits
By:
LexisNexis
More Information And Registration

July 17: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

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


Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
July 17, 2018
9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Cassie Quinn
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits. Often these are ethics credits
By:
LexisNexis
More Information And Registration


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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Thursday, June 21, 2018

June 13, 22+26: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting

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

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

August 15: Ethical Billing: How to Bill without Getting Burned

One of the many challenges in law firm management is legal billing. Clients can avoid or delay paying legal bills for a number of reasons. Clients may disagree with the amount charged or may be confused about the billing agreement or the work performed. That is why it is important to implement clientcentric billing processes, which can also help avoid potential fee disputes down the road. Join speakers Erin McCartney, J.D. and Richards Ford J.D. while they discuss legal billing tips that can help your firm establish more efficient and client-friendly billing practices. Less
Title:
Ethical Billing: How to Bill without Getting Burned
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now
Speakers:
Erin McCartney, J.D. and Richards Ford 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. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.
By:
Attorney Protective
More Information And Registration

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

Saturday, June 16, 2018

June 18, 28: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology

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

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15: Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

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


Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace
When/Where:
Webcast
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT - 06/15/2018
Next Month:
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT - 07/13/2018
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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

Description:
  • Protecting rights with respect to personal names (surnames, names of living individuals, and portraits and signatures),
  • Risks related to the use of names as trademarks
  • Considerations related to protection of celebrity names:
  • Protection and registration and strategies
  • Pre-emptive trademark protection and filings, and requisite bona fide intent to use
  • Post-death or post-celebrity considerations.
Title:
What’s In (Protection of) a Name?
When/Where:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
8:00 am Pacific Daylight Time
10:00 am Central Daylight Time
11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
MBHB partners Eric R. Moran and Nicole E. Reifman
Duration:
1 hour 15 minutes
Cost:
While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance and, in order to receive MCLE credit, must participate online AND individually.
CLE credit:
Pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).
By:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.
More Information And Registration

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

July 9: Webcast - Best Practices in Prior Art Search

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

Saturday, June 9, 2018

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


Changes in subject matter eligibility prompted by the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank have created no small measure of confusion and uncertainty, particularly in the area of software. Seemingly hundreds of related cases in the district courts, Federal Circuit, and USPTO have resulted—many ostensibly at odds with others. One of the latest Federal Circuit decisions, Berkheimer v. HP, may represent an especially important analytical milestone. Recent USPTO memos offer further helpful guideposts. 
During this webinar, our presenters will provide practice tips derived from some of these decisions and memos, principally from the software perspective.
Among other insights, our presenters will share the following:
  • How to quickly assess whether certain software programs might qualify as patent-eligible subject matter
  • Practical tips for preparing office action responses and drafting patent applications in view of the USPTO memo to examiners following Berkheimer
  • A simple checklist for inventors preparing software-related invention disclosures.
Title:
From Alice to Berkheimer: Practical Tips for Preparing Software Patent Applications
When:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Our speakers will be Wood IP partners Theodore A. Wood and Archie E. Williams Jr. Ted has over 35 years of electrical, electro-mechanical, communications, software, and computer security-related technical, legal, and military experience. Archie has over 40 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, with a special focus on software patentability, subject matter eligibility, and USPTO rules. 
Presented by:
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit:
CLE credit has been approved for California and Illinois and is pending in Nebraska. Other states may also award CLE credit upon attendee request.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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Friday, June 8, 2018

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

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


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

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


Thursday, June 7, 2018

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

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

Friday, June 1, 2018

June 1+8: Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles

According to the Pew Research Center, 73% of online adults use at least one social media platform. That number grows daily. Learn how to apply evidentiary principles to this medium, discover and build sound strategies to uncover sources and results on an electronic legal research platform and stay up to date on the trends in social media as well as the social media activities of key players in cases as well as gain an understanding of how social media has taken such an important role in society as a whole.


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