Saturday, August 17, 2019

September 17: Best Practices for Patenting Chemical and Material Compositions

One of the chief challenges in drafting a chemical patent application, be it for a new molecule, a new composition of existing materials, or a new chemical-based method, is planning for the unknown. At the time of drafting, one does not necessarily know all of the prior art, which rejections (often creative) an Examiner will make, what the commercial embodiment will be, and what data may later be available to demonstrate patentability. The ever-changing patent law landscape, in the U.S. and abroad, injects further uncertainty into the process. 
In this free Continuing Legal Education program, Two seasoned patent practitioners will provide strategies and practice tips for dealing with this uncertainty, at the time of drafting and during prosecution, with a focus on being prepared to overcome rejections during prosecution and to provide broad but defensible coverage. Topics will include:
  • Future-proofing your chemical and compositional patent applications for worldwide prosecution
  • Functional claiming in the chemical space
  • Combination inventions and how to claim them
  • Strategies for overcoming rejections – even unreasonable ones
  • Providing claims in prosecution that are defensible in later proceedings.
Title:
Best Practices for Patenting Chemical and Material Compositions
Live MBHB Webinar
When/Where:
Live MBHB Webinar
September 17, 2019
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Speakers:
  • Steven J. Sarussi
  • James V. Suggs.
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.
Register online here:
www.mbhb.com/events/

October 4: Election Integrity in a Time of Political Polarization: Gerrymandering, Redistricting Commissions and the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Title:
Election Integrity in a Time of Political Polarization: Gerrymandering, Redistricting Commissions and the 2020 Census Citizenship Question
When/Where:
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speaker:
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Esq. and Justice Melody Stewart
Credit:
1.5 free hours
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the ACLU of Ohio.
Cost:
Free and open to members of the Cleveland State University community and the public. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register.
More Information And Registration

September 19/Webcast + Cleveland: Assorted Canards of Contemporary Analysis Redux

In the fall of 1989, Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the Eleventh Sumner Canary Lecture. It was entitled “Assorted Canards of Contemporary Legal Analysis,” and in it, Justice Scalia described some “ritual errors” of legal reasoning that populate judicial opinions. In this lecture, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will mark the 30th anniversary of Justice Scalia’s lecture by revisiting the same topic. She will consider whether the errors that Justice Scalia identified are still around, and she will highlight some of her own quarrels with legal analysis as it stands in 2019.
Title:
Assorted Canards of Contemporary Analysis Redux
The Sumner Canary Memorial lecture
When/Where:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast
Speaker:
The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in November 2017. Before joining the bench, she served on the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School, where she continues to teach.
Judge Barrett earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Notre Dame, where she was a Kiley Fellow, earned the Hoynes Prize, the Law School’s highest honor, and served as executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. She clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. As an associate at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, D.C., she litigated constitutional, criminal, and commercial cases in both trial and appellate courts. From 2010-2016, she served by appointment of the Chief Justice on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Judge Barrett has published widely in the areas of federal courts, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Her scholarship in these fields has been published in leading journals, including the Columbia, Virginia, and Texas Law Reviews.
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 18: The Growing Consumer Exposure to Nanotechnology in Everyday Products: Regulating Innovative Technologies in Light of Lessons from the Past by Creating a “Public Health Product Safety Net”

This presentation will broadly touch on the public health, regulatory, legal, and ethical issues raised by the developing appreciation of the health risks associated with nanotech products. More specifically, the following will be covered:
(1) the present scientific understanding of the health risks associated with the consumption of nanoparticles;
(2) the existing FDA regulatory structure that governs food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and sunscreens and whether these regulations adequately protect public health when applied to the nanotech versions of these products;
(3) whether the tort system can provide a remedy for a consumer who is injured from unavoidable exposure to nanotech ingredients; and
(4) a proposal for an alternative method of regulating nanotech products that protects public health while encouraging technical innovation through the use of big data strategies to animate the “public health product safety net.”
Title:
The Growing Consumer Exposure to Nanotechnology in Everyday Products: Regulating Innovative Technologies in Light of Lessons from the Past by Creating a “Public Health Product Safety Net”
Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series
When/Where:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Katharine Van Tassel Tassel has joined Case Western Reserve University School of Law as a visiting professor, starting this fall. Van Tassel has a BSN and JD from Case Western Reserve University, an MPH in Law and Public Health Policy from Harvard University, and will complete an MS in Food Safety from Johns Hopkins University in 2020. She was previously with Creighton University School of Law as Professor of Law and director of health law programs, Associate Dean & Professor of Law at Concordia University School of Law, and most recently Dean and Professor of Law of San Francisco Law School. Van Tassel’s areas of expertise include health law, food and drug law, and public health law.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

August 29: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward #MCLE

Twenty three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form and a few more have decriminalized it. Four of these states and DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use as well as medical use. However, marijuana remains illegal under federal law and employers, regardless of whether or not marijuana is legal, likely will not want their employees using it at work.
This free Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program provides an overview of current marijuana laws, trends in the medical industry, and insight into how changing times will likely impact our current, drug-free workplaces.
  • Understanding the history of marijuana use
  • Understanding the current legal framework surrounding marijuana and its potential volatility
  • Examining the judicial trends of wrongful termination claims related to legalized marijuana usage
  • Understanding current medical research and what may lie ahead
  • Exploring the Complications of Determining Impairment
  • Developing best practices for employers in this ever changing environment.
Title:
Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

August 20+26: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology



Technological advancement has enabled humanity to retain and process seemingly endless amounts of information. Nowhere is that more true than in the American legal system. Making sense of the water pouring from that particular fire hydrant is the focus of this course on the fundamentals of basic legal research in the age of electronic legal research.
This free Continuing Legal Education program covers:
  • Model Rules & Technology
  • Competency as an Attorney
  • Using Citations, Party Names & Source Selection
  • Refining Your Search
  • Sections of a Case
  • Topic Summary Reports
  • Citation Services
  • Research History.
Title:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
When/Where:
Webcast
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August 1, 9, 15, 23+30: 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 free Continuing Legal Education 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
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 14: Trade War with China and Emerging Technology Export Controls

The United States and China are locked in an epic trade battle. The U.S. Administration is using the full range of tools in its arsenal, including a 25% tariff on Chinese imports, unfair trade practice investigations for certain industries, adding companies to the export ban list, a ban on procurement of Chinese IT by federal contractors, pending export controls relating to emerging technologies such as AI, robotics and big data, and an Executive Order that provides a basis for import bans and further restrictions.
Melissa Duffy, a partner in Dechert’s Washington office who focuses on international trade matters, will discuss recent developments in U.S.-China trade war, with a particular focus on tariffs and emerging technology export controls. We will discuss practical steps companies can take to ensure compliance with these new requirements, engage with regulators, protect their supply chains, and cope with an ever changing and escalating political situation.
Title:
Trade War with China and Emerging Technology Export Controls
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT) , 5:00pm – 6:00pm (BST), 6:00pm – 7:00pm (CEST)
Webinar - register now!
By:
Dechert
Credit:
The event listing does not describe CLE credit. From the description of the event, it reasonably appears that some states would grant credit if you apply, but the event sponsor isn't doing that for you.

More Information and Registration



Monday, August 12, 2019

August 13: Strategies for Witness Examination (Yours & Theirs)

In both jury and nonjury trials, dealing with difficult witnesses is a crucial skill for attorneys. This free Continuing Legal Education webinar will explore the best tactics for handling your own witnesses, as well as opposing counsels'. We'll step back to examine how witnesses fit into your overall case strategy, and then outline best practices to master the art of witness prep and examination. We'll also explain how to tune in to important nonverbal signals in the courtroom, and we'll review some key ethical principles to guide your witness examination tactics.
Title:
Strategies for Witness Examination (Yours & Theirs)
When/Where:
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
03:00p to 04:00p CDT
Webinar - register now!
By:
LawPay
Speaker:
Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.
Credit:
1 credit in most states. Details.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 5+12: Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence


Failure to conduct proper due diligence can mean billions in unwanted costs to your organization or your client.
Due diligence can be a legal obligation, but the term more commonly applies to voluntary investigations designed to uncover hidden bad acts. It is imperative that attorneys understand and appreciate the potential risks presented by third parties. Effective due diligence investigations contribute to informed decision making by enhancing the amount and quality of information available to decision makers and by ensuring that this information is systematically used to make the best choices based on cost, benefit, and risk.
In this free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, you will learn about the purpose, legal requirements and recent developments for due diligence and hear about organizational strategies to strengthen due diligence efforts and mitigate financial or operational risk.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Learn about the importance of understanding third parties for effective decision making
  • Understand key concepts and components critical to successfully conducting due diligence
  • Review specific laws that require due diligence
  • Discuss the legal penalties and financial risks when due diligence fails
  • Get tips on organizing an effective due diligence process.
Title:
Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Jordan Rader
Price:
Free
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

August 2+8: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession


In this free Continuing Legal Education webinar, 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.
During our session we will cover:
  • Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession
  • Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • A Personal Story of Addiction
  • Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession
  • Answering the Call for Help
  • Successful Treatment Programs
  • Changing the Culture from Within the Legal Profession
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
Webcast
Speakers:
Alyssa Norman, Neil Waechter
Credit:
1 ethics credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Sunday, August 4, 2019

August 2019: Not-for-Profit Corporations: A Focus on Formation and Governance

A charitable intention is not enough to create a valid not-for-profit organization. Navigating the federal and state landscapes regulating and restricting charitable entities is a complex endeavor.
This free Continuing Legal Education program, led by attorneys Yolanda Kanes and Ralph Siciliano, will focus on federal and state regulations pertaining to not-for-profit corporations and governance issues relating to those entities. Here, they will address formation issues such as selecting the type of charitable organization and achieving and maintaining Federal Tax Exempt status, as well as important governance issues including standards of fiduciary conduct and excess benefit transactions.
Title:
Not-for-Profit Corporations: A Focus on Formation and Governance
By:
Above the Law + Lawline
Credit:
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Other Jurisdictions: Check with your credit-granting authority; you might be able to self-apply.
Cost:
Above The Law readers are offered one free CLE a month. This is it for August 2019.
More Information And Registration

August 28: Lawyering Peace: Infusing Human Rights into the Peace Negotiation Process

There are currently over 40 active armed conflicts across the globe; the vast majority of these conflicts will eventually be resolved through peace negotiations. All of the 20+ peace agreements signed the past 20 years, including the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Sudan, the Bosnia Dayton Accords, the Final Agreement for Colombia, and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Nepal, were heavily lawyered.
Two common and consistent factors in determining if a peace agreement will lead to durable peace and human rights are the quality of the lawyering and the sufficient incorporation of legal rules, processes, and procedures.
In this talk, Dr. Paul R. Williams, who has assisted over two dozen parties in major international peace negotiations, will draw from his breadth of experience advising parties to peace negotiations to discuss the main challenges that are faced in peace talks and the role that lawyers can play in contributing to sustainable peace that adequately upholds and protects human rights. Covering topics such as the debate on prioritizing peace vs. justice and best practices for post-conflict state building to create legal structures that protect human rights, Dr. Williams will discuss why and how lawyers play an invaluable role in the peace process.
Title:
Lawyering Peace: Infusing Human Rights into the Peace Negotiation Process
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Paul R. Williams (J.D./PH.D) holds the Rebecca I. Grazier Professorship in Law and International Relations at American University, where he teaches at the School of International Service and the Washington College of Law and also directs the joint JD/MA program in International Relations. Professor Williams is co-founder and President of the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated NGO that provides pro bono legal assistance to states and international organizations involved in peace negotiations and transitional justice. Over the course of his legal practice, Professor Williams has participated in over two dozen peace negotiations, including most recently the Syria Peace talks in Geneva. Last fall, he led a team that interviewed 1,100 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and published a PILPG report documenting the Burma government's acts of genocide. Professor Williams is a highly sought-after international law and policy analyst, having testified before Congress a number of times and appearing in the media on over 500 occasions. Professor Williams has authored five books, and has just co-authored a new book to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2020 on how the Syria conflict has changed international law. Prior to his arrival at American University, Professor Williams spent time as a Senior Associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as a Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge, and as Attorney-adviser for European and Canadian affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser.
By:
The Bruce J. Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

August 7: Minneapolis - International Trade Insights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

A challenging economic and political landscape means that in-house counsel need to know how to navigate international trade in an ever changing environment. This seminar will provide attendees with insight on the latest changes in trade and supply chain law, regulations and best practices; as well as address compliance concerns, international operations and other related topics. Practical examples of case studies will be provided for an interactive experience.
Title:
Cozen O'Connor Lunch and Learn
When/Where:
August 7, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central Daylight Time
Radisson Blu Downtown
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Register Now!
Speakers:
Tom Wallrich
Steve Dickinson
Kristi Zentner
Heather Marx
Credit:
1 Standard CLE Credit applied for (Minnesota)
By:
Cozen O'Connor

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Ethics of AI and Machine Learning in Legal Practice

Large law firms and corporate legal departments increasingly use artificial intelligence and machine learning to assist in litigation, due diligence, and compliance matters. Besides offering higher efficiency and lower costs, legal analytics help inform legal strategy, improve case outcomes, and streamline business operations.

Yet professional judgment is still required to ensure that data is gathered and used in a competent and ethical manner.
Join Bloomberg Law for an informative 60-minute webinar that explores how large law firms and corporate counsel are using AI and legal analytics as part of their litigation practice, the ethical considerations of using AI and machine learning technology, and how to achieve the right blend of automation and human input.
Educational Objectives:
  • Understand the scope and use of AI and machine learning in legal practice
  • Explore various challenges of analytics and other AI applications
  • Learn what ethical obligations are implicated by using AI tools in legal practice
  • Gain strategies for ethically using AI on technology platforms.
Title:
The Ethics of AI and Machine Learning in Legal Practice
When/Where:
This is an on-demand virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.
Credit:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE Ethics. The event website does not say in what states, but the general Bloomberg website says:
"Bloomberg BNA is an approved provider of CLE credits in all states. Individual programs are pre-approved in California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. All other requests for program approval are subject to state-specific approval. The approval process may take approximately four to six weeks in some states. In the states where programs are pre-approved or Bloomberg BNA holds Approved Provider status, credits will be processed within one to three business days. If you do not see the state(s) in which that you are requesting CLE credit listed as a certificate option, Bloomberg BNA has not yet received approval for your selected course in that state, and the status is still “pending.” Pending approvals can take up to four to six weeks to process, depending on the location being requested. Once approval has been received, you will receive a second email from the system."
Presenters:
  • David Kleiman is Senior Product Manager at Bloomberg Law, focused on delivering tools and analytics for litigation attorneys. He was previously a litigator at Arnold & Porter LLP and law clerk for a federal district court judge. David has written on the topic of demystifying AI for lawyers through supervised machine learning.
  • Christian Mammen has been litigating patents and technology cases since the start of the first dot.com boom in the late 1990s. His experience spans cellular communications, microchips, HD video compression, high-temperature superconductors, bio-pharmaceuticals, and even an early patent for online pizza-ordering. He has led both large and small litigation teams and has substantial first-chair experience, including arguing Markman hearings, arguing summary judgment hearings, taking and defending key technical and patent law expert depositions, and arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Mindy Rattan is the litigation team lead in the Analysis unit at Bloomberg Law. She is responsible for developing the litigation-related content on the Bloomberg Law platform. Before assuming that role, Mindy was a legal ethics reporter for Bloomberg Law. She practiced law for 16 years as a commercial litigator. She also counseled colleagues and clients regarding legal ethics issues. She has presented numerous programs both for the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility and the DC Bar about ethical issues faced in the practice of law, including ethical issues relating to social media and cloud computing, and ethics and integrity. Mindy is a past Chair of the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility's CLE Committee.
  • Arlene Zalayet is senior vice president, general attorney and manager of the Field Legal Organization for Liberty Mutual Group. In that capacity, she oversees 1,600 staff members and is responsible for the management, organizational structure, and talent of staff counsel in 68 offices within 38 states. The offices represent Liberty Mutual and its policyholders in a variety of legal matters including personal injury defense, worker’s compensation, construction defect, subrogation, and fraud investigations. Ms. Zalayet’s responsibilities include workforce management, office administration, financial efficiencies, quality assurance, and client services satisfaction.
By:
Bloomberg Law.
Production Date:
04/01/2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August 21+28: Guiding Clients Through the Process of Starting a Craft Brewery

The recent explosion in the Craft Beer Industry is driven by home grown entrepreneurs generating local community interest along with economic development.
This market boom has resulted in the formation of niche practice groups within law firms to guide craft brewery starts ups. Advice navigating the statutory, regulatory and intellectual property frameworks unique to this industry is important to the success and stability of craft breweries.
After completing this free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course, you will gain:
  • A basic understanding of the growth of the craft beer market and the general traits of a craft brewery
  • An understanding of the traditional regulatory scheme that governs the alcohol industry and new statutory and regulatory approaches that are being proposed to accommodate the positive impact of the growing craft beer market
  • Insight into the unique intellectual property issues stemming from the entrepreneurship and camaraderie that characterize this industry and suggested approaches on how best to enforce the intellectual property rights
Title:
Something's Brewing! Guiding Clients Through the Process of Starting a Craft Brewery
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Neil Waechter
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July 10, 15+31: Data Breach: A-Z Guide for Law Firms

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar covers current data breach laws, trends in the legal industry, insight into client concerns regarding data protection, and a discussion of why data security is so important to law firms.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand what constitutes a data breach
  • Understand the current legal framework that regulates data breaches
  • Examine what a law firm can do on behalf of its client to prepare them for a data breach
  • Understand what exposure a law firm faces and what data security matters to a firm.


Title:
Data Breach: A-Z Guide for Law Firms
When/Where:
Webcast

Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Monday, July 29, 2019

July 9, 16, 22+30: 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.
This free Continuing Legal Education program covers:
  • Model Rules & Technology
  • Competency as an Attorney
  • Using Citations, Party Names & Source Selection
  • Refining Your Search
  • Sections of a Case
  • Topic Summary Reports
  • Citation Services
  • Research History.
Title:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
When/Where:
Webcast
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Sunday, July 28, 2019

July 11, 19+26: 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 free Continuing Legal Education 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:
Webcasts - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
More Information And Registration





July 1, 8+29: Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence


Failure to conduct proper due diligence can mean billions in unwanted costs to your organization or your client. Due diligence can be a legal obligation, but the term more commonly applies to voluntary investigations designed to uncover hidden bad acts. It is imperative that attorneys understand and appreciate the potential risks presented by third parties. Effective due diligence investigations contribute to informed decision making by enhancing the amount and quality of information available to decision makers and by ensuring that this information is systematically used to make the best choices based on cost, benefit, and risk.
In this free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program you will learn about the purpose, legal requirements and recent developments for due diligence and hear about organizational strategies to strengthen due diligence efforts and mitigate financial or operational risk.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Learn about the importance of understanding third parties for effective decision making
  • Understand key concepts and components critical to successfully conducting due diligence
  • Review specific laws that require due diligence
  • Discuss the legal penalties and financial risks when due diligence fails
  • Get tips on organizing an effective due diligence process.
Title:
Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Cassie Quinn
Price:
Free
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Improving Litigation Workflows with Technology

In today’s fiercely competitive landscape, law firms and corporate legal departments are under tremendous pressure to deliver critical information faster and more effectively than ever before. For many legal professionals, developments in legal technology play a critical role in their ability to meet and exceed ever-expanding demands on budgets and time.
Join us for this webinar where a panel of leading legal experts, practitioners, and members of the legal knowledge services community will discuss how they are leveraging technology to increase attorney productivity and streamline workflows.
Educational Objectives:
  • Learn the latest trends and investments in legal technology – from AI and beyond
  • Discover how practitioners are using Litigation Analytics to put the power of big data to work and get answers quickly
  • See how to utilize Judicial Analytics, Practical Guidance and tools including Points of Law in your daily workflow.
Title:
Improving Litigation Workflows with Technology
When/Where:
This is an on-demand virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.
Credit:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE. The event website does not say in what states, but the general Bloomberg website says:
"Bloomberg BNA is an approved provider of CLE credits in all states. Individual programs are pre-approved in California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. All other requests for program approval are subject to state-specific approval. The approval process may take approximately four to six weeks in some states. In the states where programs are pre-approved or Bloomberg BNA holds Approved Provider status, credits will be processed within one to three business days. If you do not see the state(s) in which that you are requesting CLE credit listed as a certificate option, Bloomberg BNA has not yet received approval for your selected course in that state, and the status is still “pending.” Pending approvals can take up to four to six weeks to process, depending on the location being requested. Once approval has been received, you will receive a second email from the system."
Presenters:
  • Mindy Rattan, Litigation Team Lead, Analysis Bloomberg Law. Mindy is the litigation team lead in the Analysis unit at Bloomberg Law. She is responsible for developing the litigation-related content on the Bloomberg Law platform. Before assuming that role, Mindy was a legal ethics reporter for Bloomberg Law. She practiced law for 16 years as a commercial litigator. She also counseled colleagues and clients regarding legal ethics issues. She has presented numerous programs both for the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility and the DC Bar about ethical issues faced in the practice of law, including ethical issues relating to social media and cloud computing, and ethics and integrity. Mindy is a past Chair of the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility's CLE Committee.
  • David Kleiman, enior Product Manager, Litigation, Bloomberg Law, David Kleiman is Senior Product Manager at Bloomberg Law, focused on delivering tools and analytics for litigation attorneys. He was previously a litigator at Arnold & Porter LLP and law clerk for a federal district court judge. David has written on the topic of demystifying AI for lawyers through supervised machine learning.
  • Elizabeth T. Simon, Ethics Attorney,mAkin Gump. Liz Simon advises on a wide range of ethics and compliance-related matters to support the firm’s offices worldwide. Liz is involved in issues impacting firm risk management and client relations. These include resolving conflict-of-interest situations, advising on ethical questions and developing of firm policies to support ethics and compliance best practices. Liz is an experienced litigator and legal ethics advisor, having spent her legal career representing clients in commercial and business litigation and appeals, including cases involving insurance coverage, professional liability, intellectual property, business torts and legal ethics. As a legal ethics advisor, she counseled lawyers and bar applicants on legal ethics matters, including investigations, disciplinary proceedings, fee disputes and bar admissions.Liz has represented clients in the disciplinary process in the District of Columbia and Maryland and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in District of Columbia fee dispute arbitrations. She speaks and writes extensively on ethics issues.
Production Date:
07/11/2019
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

July 25: 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 Dynamex developments, revised agency positions on overtime, pay data collection reporting, and more.
Join us for a mid-year 30-minute webinar where we will provide an overview of 2019 year to date and forecast what to expect in the second half of the year.
Miller Law Group invites you and any of your interested colleagues to attend this continuing legal education web seminar free of charge. All you need is a computer with Internet access and speakers.
Title:
Mid-Year Employment Law Tune-up
When/Where:
Thursday, July 25, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
This webinar is available for MCLE credit only (0.5 hours)
By:
Miller Law Group

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October 16: 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. J
oin 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. This free Continuing Legal Education program 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:
October 16, 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
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CLE Credit:
  • CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (ethics) credit in most states.
  • 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. 

By:
Attorney Protective

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August 14: Long Beach, CA - Tax Debt Control


Getting into trouble with the IRS, unfortunately, is far too easy. Easy steps toward trouble include ignoring notices - not opening mail, not investigating and hoping and praying that IRS problems will disappear. The IRS can ruin your life. Creditors can ruin your life.

Tax Debt resolution suffers from a combination of infrastructure division and the resulting lack of awareness of how the two main tax debt relief mechanisms interact with each other. A thoughtful, comprehensive approach could compensate for this problem.

The taxpayer cannot make an informed decision without effectively understanding the tax debt system, the possible actions that can be taken, (including monitoring) and the possible result of taking a particular action. Avoidance of involvement in one's own tax accounts due to procrastinating the unpleasant can be overcome with knowledge and adoption of a rational, realistic approach.
We will examine some of the in-depth options available to the taxpayer.

Title:
 "TAX DEBT CONTROL"  --  Taking Charge of your Relationship with the IRS

When/Where:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Pre-Presentation Question Period from 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Lecture : 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Realty One Group, Diamond
2135 North Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90815

Speaker:
Curt Harrington

By:
Patentax.com

Credit:
1.0 Hour of TAX SPECIALIZATION-CLE/CPE useful for CPA's & Attorneys  (#MCLE)

More Information:
https://rebrand.ly/Aug14TD  or  https://rebrand.ly/CLE

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

July 24: Trust Me, I'm a Lawyer: Handing Trust Accounts and Law Firm Finances

Violating trust account rules can subject a lawyer to disbarment, civil damages and even criminal charges. Protect yourself against a potential trust account violation by increasing your understanding of trust account compliance, the ethical implications of your conduct. This course will cover the five biggest trust account misunderstandings, and your duty to preserve and safeguard client funds and property. We’ll go over what are qualified and non-qualified funds, what does and doesn’t belong in a trust account, and the difference between commingling and safekeeping. We will discuss actual fact situations (and reported cases) where disputes have arisen, and strategies to resolve those conflicting claims. This free continuing legal education course will also discuss the best practices for maintaining financial control of your legal practice.
Title:
Trust Me, I'm a Lawyer: Handing Trust Accounts and Law Firm Finances
When/Where:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
3:00p to 04:00p CDT
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By:
LawPay
Speaker:
Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions that allow on-line CLE. Details.
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July 18+24: Something's Brewing! Guiding Clients Through the Process of Starting a Craft Brewery

The recent explosion in the Craft Beer Industry is driven by home grown entrepreneurs generating local community interest along with economic development.
This market boom has resulted in the formation of niche practice groups within law firms to guide craft brewery starts ups. Advice navigating the statutory, regulatory and intellectual property frameworks unique to this industry is important to the success and stability of craft breweries.
After completing this free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course, you will gain:
  • A basic understanding of the growth of the craft beer market and the general traits of a craft brewery
  • An understanding of the traditional regulatory scheme that governs the alcohol industry and new statutory and regulatory approaches that are being proposed to accommodate the positive impact of the growing craft beer market
  • Insight into the unique intellectual property issues stemming from the entrepreneurship and camaraderie that characterize this industry and suggested approaches on how best to enforce the intellectual property rights
Title:
Something's Brewing! Guiding Clients Through the Process of Starting a Craft Brewery
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Neil Waechter
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Sunday, July 21, 2019

September 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 Erin McCartney, Attorney and Risk Management Lead at 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:
September 25, 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
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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 24: Ethics and Legal Research

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar introduces attorneys to ethical and professional responsibility considerations in legal research.
Title:
Ethics and Legal Research
When/Where:
Thursday, October 24, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
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Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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September 26: Ethics and Legal Research

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar introduces attorneys to ethical and professional responsibility considerations in legal research.
Title:
Ethics and Legal Research
When/Where:
Thursday, September 26, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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July 30: Washington’s General Rule 37: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Bias in Jury Selection

Please join us for a look at Washington State’s General Rule 37, adopted "to eliminate the unfair exclusion of potential jurors based on race or ethnicity." Faculty will discuss persistent bias in jury selection, and how GR 37 goes beyond Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), to address the problem.

Title:
Washington’s General Rule 37: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Bias in Jury Selection
When/Where:
July 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:35 PM PT
Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:

  • La Rond Baker - Washington State Office of the Attorney General, Seattle
  • Salvador A. Mungia - Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Tacoma
  • Lila Silverstein - Washington Appellate Project, Seattle

By:


Cost:
Free to members of the Washington State Bar Association
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September 25: Litigating in a Divided Nation

Today’s political climate is shaping everyday decisions, and as attorneys, we have a responsibility to the awareness and consideration of the differing views in today’s political landscape. This one-hour free Continuing Legal Education course will cover key issues to consider when working in the legal space, and litigating in a divided nation. From accepting the effects of cultural changes on communities to recognizing the nature and sources of “world-view” influencing judgment, we’ll discuss:
  • Creating understanding with your clients and framing issues
  • Ways to help heal our communities
  • Understanding the danger of false consensus
  • Understanding the legal environment of your own practice.
Title:
Litigating in a Divided Nation
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
3:00p to 04:00p CDT
When/Where:
Webinar - Register Now!
By:
LawPay
Speaker:
Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.
Credit:
1 credit in California, New York, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas; you may be able to apply for credit in other jurisdictions. Details.

November 21: Introduction to Boolean

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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October 17: Introduction to Boolean

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!

Program Repeats:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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September 19: Introduction to Boolean

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
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Program Repeats:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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August 15: Introduction to Boolean

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!

Program Repeats:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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Saturday, July 20, 2019

October 23: Cybersecurity in a Legal Practice: An Attorney's Duty to Protect Private Information

This free Continuing Legal Education session will encourage cybersecurity best practices for law firms by breaking down complex security issues in a format designed for the non-technical lawyer. We will discuss topics from privacy statutes, types of losses and breaches and how they occur, and why law offices are considered gateways for hackers. We’ll also cover:
  • Internal threats to your firm’s security and password management
  • How to manage your office’s inventory and hardening office assets
  • A discussion on NIST, FTC, HIPAA, and HITECH and what they mean for you
Title:
Cybersecurity in a Legal Practice: An Attorney's Duty to Protect Private Information
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
3:00p to 4:00p CDT
When/Where:
Webinar - Register Now!
By:
LawPay
Speaker:
Claude Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions that allow on-line CLE. Details.
More Information and Registration