Saturday, May 28, 2022

May 31: Legal Writing 102

Legal Writing 102
A Continuation of Bridge the Gap
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
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Aysha S. Ames, Director of Legal Writing, Fordham Law School.
Fordham Law School
CLE Credit for the program is approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State and New Jersey State CLE Boards for a maximum of one (1) skills credit. Out-of-state attendees will have to apply to their states' CLE Board for credit.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

May 10, 16, 19, 26+27: Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms

Data security incidents and data breaches happen daily, forcing courts and lawmakers to address, define, and handle new challenges, often presenting a case of first impression. As technology evolves, so do our professional legal requirements of upholding our duties in advising and zealously advocating for our clients, while also tackling the burden of data security itself.
This free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session covers:
  1. Latest security threats and what’s being done to address them,
  2. Current data breach laws
  3. How a lawyer’s professional duty may extend into new areas of technology and cyberspace,
  4. How to prepare a data incident response plan.
Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms
Webinar Dates & Times:
1 credit Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, 
Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin; for other jurisdictions contact LexisNexis for help at the address in the registration form.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

May 26: Mindfulness Beyond Stress Management: A ‘How To’ for the Skeptical Lawyer

Mindfulness is typically a misunderstood practice within the legal profession and is often dismissed as a fad or impractical. Strip away the trendiness, however, and legal professionals will find that implementing mindfulness into their everyday work can yield valuable results not only personally, but also professionally.
Join lawyer-turned-psychotherapist Chelsy Castro for this free CLE webinar. Learn how legal professionals can benefit from a mindfulness practice, and gain valuable, science-based advice for incorporating mindfulness into your everyday routine.
In this free CLE webinar, you’ll learn:
  • What mindfulness is, and why it matters to lawyers' mental health
  • How to identify anxiety and depression in lawyers (with symptoms and behavioral examples)
  • The ethical implications of unmanaged anxiety and depression in lawyers, and why mindfulness is a critical skill for attorney work product and wellbeing
  • How To: Four science-backed realistic mindfulness practices lawyers can do every day.
Mindfulness Beyond Stress Management: A ‘How To’ for the Skeptical Lawyer
Thursday, May 26, 2022
1 P.M. CT / 11 A.M PT / 2 P.M. ET
Webinar - Register Now!
with Chelsy Castro, JD, MA, MSW, LCSW Chelsy Castro is CEO and Founder of Castro Jacobs Psychotherapy and Consulting (CJPC), a firm specializing in lawyer well-being. An attorney turned psychotherapist and performance coach, Chelsy counsels individuals, small groups, and the organizations they work for on how to achieve their goals in healthy and productive ways. Chelsy’s publications and trainings focus on science-based skills and strategies for improving performance and increasing well-being in high-pressure professions. After practicing law as a multilingual attorney in the field of international regulatory compliance, Chelsy later earned her clinical degree at the University of Chicago and shifted her focus to lawyer well-being. Prior to launching CJPC, Chelsy designed, developed, and managed clinical programs for the legal profession, and provided evidence-based psychotherapy and training for lawyers, judges, and law students.
The live presentation of this webinar is eligible for 1.0 CLE Credit by attendees who viewed this event for 60 minutes in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Utah, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Washington and any US state that accepts self-apply or reciprocity with these states

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May 25: The International Criminal Court and Ukraine: Documenting the Experiences of Women’s Human Rights Defenders

Join The Advocates for Human Rights to hear about our work to gather firsthand accounts of the experiences of women's human rights defenders in Ukraine. Before the war, these women worked as activists ending violence against women, stopping climate change, assisting homeless women, and other social justice issues. Today, they find themselves having narrowly escaped bombs, suffering, and death-and as survivors, they are ready to come forward and share what they survived. Through one-on-one conversations with The Advocates, we are collecting these activists' stories to send to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This presentation will present the history of the ICC, the basis of its jurisdiction, the procedures it follows, and the numerous other investigations that are underway, as well as share some of the accounts we are gathering from women and the war in Ukraine. Special thanks to Faegre Drinker for hosting this event. Read more about our work on Ukraine.
The International Criminal Court and Ukraine: Documenting the Experiences of Women’s Human Rights Defenders
Date+Time of Webinar:
May 25, 2022 (Note: This was rescheduled from an earlier date)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
Jim O'Neal, Amy Fiterman, Elizabeth Lacy, and Rosalyn Park.
Minnesota: CLE credits applied for
You might be able to self-apply; see your credit-granting authority.
The Advocates for Human Rights

Monday, May 23, 2022

May 24: Current Issues in Afghan Asylum Claims

Please join CGRS for a webinar discussing current issues in Afghan asylum claims. The webinar will briefly review common claim formulations before turning to an in-depth review of issues that may arise in some cases, including application of the material support bar, persecutor of others bar, one-year bar, and more. CGRS attorneys will also discuss factors to consider when deciding whether or not to pursue asylum. 
Attendees are encouraged to submit questions on the registration form.
Date + Time:
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
10:30 am- 12:00 pm PT
Register here by May 20, 2022 
Sayoni Maitra, Senior Staff Attorney Anne Dutton, Staff Attorney
1.5 General CA MCLE
You may be able to self-apply in other states.
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
This webinar is geared towards a legal advocate audience.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

June 21: Doing Business Outside Your State: Foreign Qualification

What does it mean to qualify to do business in a foreign state, and is it something your company needs to do? What are the legal ramifications if you don’t qualify? If you’re a corporate attorney, are you prepared to advise clients on the matter?
Not all business activities constitute you doing business in a foreign state, but there are times that failure to qualify can leave your company facing negative consequences.
Join CSC for a complimentary CLE webinar by Frank Ballantine and Beth Lyden of Dykema Gossett PLLC, on state foreign qualifications, recent case law, and critical principles of conducting business outside your state.
The webinar will bring to life Qualifying to Do Business in Another State: The CSC 50-State Guide to Qualification. You’ll have the opportunity to ask presenters about formations and qualification guidelines as they review their impact on your business, and what you can do to protect yourself. We’ll also touch on some common CSC customer qualification questions.
Who should attend:
Corporate counsel
Outside counsel
Corporate paralegals and others involved in corporate compliance
Learning objectives:
Attendees will leave the program with a better understanding of corporate activities that generally do not require qualification and corporate activities that do require qualification. We’ll review the process of evaluating if a business is impacted and needs to qualify in another state, or if it meets a general exception. Attendees can expect a review of online and eCommerce activities that do or do not generally require qualification. Attendees will also leave with a better understanding of how corporations can cure failures or terminate qualification if necessary.
Doing Business Outside Your State: Foreign Qualification 
Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Register Now!
Presented by:
LexisNexis®, CSC, and Dykema Gossett PLLC
Within 3-5 business days of the webinar, you’ll receive a message from Lexis Nexis asking you to confirm your attendance and bar information
  • Frank Ballantine is a strategic advisor and counselor to senior management, boards of directors, and investors in public and private companies across a variety of sectors, based in the U.S. and abroad. He advises executives, investors, and owner-operators of businesses changing how we live and work and traditional businesses at transformative moments. Frank serves as outside general counsel and corporate finance transaction leader. He leads private equity, venture capital, and angel investment transactions, as well as debt financings. Frank leads buy-side and sell-side M&A, joint ventures, marketing alliances, and technology licensing. He advises businesses and executives on equity-based compensation and brings Dykema’s specialists to bear on achieving his clients’ objectives and mastering their obstacles.
  • Beth Lyden is a senior associate in the Chicago office of Dykema Gossett PLLC, and focuses her practice on corporate finance and commercial lending. Beth has represented and advised institutional lenders and corporate borrowers in connection with asset-based loans, cash flow loans, acquisition financings, mezzanine loans, real estate loans, and mortgage loan warehouse financings. These financings have included single bank transactions, large syndicated credit facilities, cross-border and multicurrency transactions, workouts and loan restructurings.
The announcement does not list which states CLE is approved for or in the process of approval for 60 minutes of CLE credit in various jurisdictions, but typically LexisNexis applies for many states. I'll add the information when it becomes available.
More Information And Registration

Friday, May 20, 2022

May 23: Foiled by FOIA? A Look at the Freedom of Information Act

Era Mile Law, PLLC, is pleased to present another CLE class in its Monday CLE webinar series. Join Jonathan Grad of Extra Mile Law, PLLC for this fast-moving, basic class about the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA.
We will be discussing:
  • What types of information FOIA covers
  • How to file a FOIA request
  • Exemptions to FOIA
  • How to file a request and what to do if your request is denied; and
  • How you can use FOIA requests to your advantage in representing your clients.
If time permits, we will also look at similar state statutes.
Foiled by FOIA? A Look at the Freedom of Information Act
May 23, 2022
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CDT
Register Now for this free Continuing Legal Education program!
Enrollment limited to the first 45 registrants.
1 unit of credit has been approved in WI and WY. 1 unit of credit has been applied for in MN.
Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Jonathan Grad, JD, PhD, Member, Extra Mile Law, PLLC, has practiced law since 1995 and is licensed to practice in MN, WI and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Presented By:
Extra Mile Law, PLLC, a MN-based boutique intellectual property law firm.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

May 20: Understanding the Basics of Leasing Farmland for Energy Development

Penn State’s Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Business Development Center, is presenting “Understanding Agricultural Law: A Legal Educational Series for General Practice Attorneys and Business Advisors Representing Agricultural and Rural Clients.” This webinar series is specifically tailored to creating subject matter literacy and competence on fundamental issues of agricultural law for attorneys, advisors, and service providers to agricultural producers and agri-businesses.
The second webinar in this series is entitled, Understanding the Basics of Leasing Farmland for Energy Development. The present and future will see many agricultural/rural landowners faced with tough decisions about land use and income opportunities presented by energy transitions. Gain an understanding of the ins and outs of leasing for gas and solar development to better serve current clients and build your skill set to take advantage of a growing market for professional advice in this area.
Penn State’s Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Business Development Center
1 hour of substantive CLE credit available for Pennsylvania licensed attorneys at no charge.

The Series Continues:

June 24: Understanding the Basics of Local Land Use Regulation of Agriculture

May 20: Corporate Law Quiz Show

This seminar will depart from the standard CLE lecture format to provide an update on key corporate law developments through a highly interactive ‘Jeopardy’-style game format. Attendees will compete by answering a series of questions designed to provide a comprehensive review of critical happenings in corporate law.
Topics will vary but will generally cover subjects such as noteworthy Delaware Court of Chancery caselaw, concepts ranging from piercing the corporate veil to the business judgment rule, ethical issues for corporate attorneys, M&A deal terms, and SEC rules and regulations (as appropriate for firms with public company practices). 
The moderator/presenter will provide comprehensive answers to each question to ensure that attendees are well versed on current issues in corporate law.
Corporate Law Quiz Show
Webinar Date+Time:
May 20, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time
Register Now For This Free Continuing Legal Education Program   
Ben Knuth
1 credit hour in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin; for other states, contact the sponsor.

May 11, 13, 18, 20+25: Legal Evolution: Analytics And Artificial Intelligence In The Law

This CLE covers how technology has changed the practice of law and how we can (and should!) use analytics to our transactional and litigation advantage. 
Legal Evolution: Analytics And Artificial Intelligence In The Law
Webinar Dates And Times:

1 credit hour in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin; you may be able to apply for credit in other states that allow online credits. Contact the sponsor about jurisdictions not listed.