Friday, June 18, 2021

June 21+28: A Knight in Shining Armor: Representing Individuals in Times of Crisis

This 90-minute free CLE presentation is for legal professionals who represent primarily individual clients. It will cover many of the critical considerations that require prompt responses to emergencies, as well as anticipating the needs of individuals in the immediate aftermath of a crisis.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the many ways a crisis can impact an individual client’s life
  • Understand emergency and disaster response
  • Identify changes to laws and emergency regulations impacting individuals
  • Understand the impact of the Digital Divide
  • Utilize Best Practices for practicing from home
  • Guide clients through employment changes
  • Guide clients through financial difficulty
  • Handle emergent family law issues
  • Handle civil, criminal and probate litigation cases related to an emergency
  • Identify areas of need and quickly learning new practice areas
  • Understand where to find resources for novel legal issues.
Title:
A Knight in Shining Armor: Representing Individuals in Times of Crisis
Webinar Dates And Times:
Speaker:
Michelle Pittman
Credit:
1 credit hour in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin; you may be able to apply for credit in other states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis
More Information And Registration

Thursday, June 17, 2021

June 1, 7, 10, 18, 21, 24+28: 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.
Title:
Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms
Webinar Dates & Times: Register Now! Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June 17: Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

This presentation will cover:
  • Whether there is insurance coverage for loss of business income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Summaries of key coverage provisions and exclusions and how have courts interpreted these terms
  • Upcoming appellate cases that will affect how insurers and policyholders litigate these claims
Title:
Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims
Webinar Date+Time:
Thursday, June 17, 2021 
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (PST)
Attendance is Limited - Register Now!
Speaker:
Peter Roldan helps policyholders maximize their insurance coverage. He is an experienced insurance law attorney and is adept at representing and advising clients regarding their insurance policies and claims. Peter has a proven track record of securing policy benefits for his clients and uses his expertise to help them better understand the nuances and scope of their insurance programs. Prior to joining Emergent, Peter spent time at several well-regarded insurance coverage firms, counseling and defending insurance companies in complex coverage and bad faith disputes, and developing the expertise needed to understand sophisticated insurance law issues.
By:
The Attorney Action Club is a network of San Francisco Bay Area lawyers who host monthly topical discussions on attorney work life balance and law practice management.
Cost:
Free; registration is limited
Credit:
California: 1 MCLE credit; You may be able to self-apply for other jurisdictions.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

June 16: 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 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 judgement, 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
Date+Time:
June 16, 2021 | 3pm CDT Register
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - register now!
By:
LawPay
Speaker:
Claude Ducloux, LawPay's director of education, ethics and compliance, has nearly four decades of experience practicing law. Claude has earned many professional honors for his dedication to educating attorneys, including the Gene Cavin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Continuing Education.
Credit:
According to the sponsor, 1 Credit in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas; you may be able to self-apply for credit in some other states

Monday, June 14, 2021

June 15: Federal Circuit Update on Patent Claim Construction: Evolving Standards


This webinar will provide a current update of Federal Circuit case law, as the Court continues to refine its approach toward determining the scope of patent claims. It will provide a description of:
  • A framework for understanding how the Federal Circuit determines the “ordinary and customary” meaning of claim terms. The Court’s most significant, recent instructions for resolving “the distinction between using the specification to interpret the meaning of a claim and importing limitations from the specification into the claim.”
  • How the Court now determines a patent applicant has disavowed claimed subject matter.
  • The Court’s refinements in interpreting preambles, coined terms, and “wherein clauses.”
  • Indicators as to when a narrowing amendment is “merely tangential,” such that an amended claim still covers insubstantially different devices or methods.
  • Further constraints on when a claim limitation would be improperly vitiated if construed to cover an accused device or method.
The webinar is of interest to patent drafters who wish to how their drafting efforts will be interpreted; and litigators who wish to know the tools available to them in construing asserted claims. The presenter, Bradley Hulbert, is a MBHB Founding Partner and Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent Law School.
Title:
Federal Circuit Update on Claim Construction: Evolving Standards
Live MBHB Webinar
Webinar Date+Time:
June 15, 2021 
8:00 am Pacific
10:00 am Central 
11:00 am Eastern
Live MBHB Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
MBHB attorney Bradley Hulbert 
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.
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/

Sunday, June 13, 2021

June 14: The Citizen-Initiated Grand Jury - Frontier Justice in the 21st Century?

Join Jonathan Grad of Extra Mile Law, PLLC for this fast-moving, basic class about citizen-initiated grand juries.
 A citizen-initiated attempt to convene a grand jury made the headlines recently. Allowed by a handful of states, this is a grand jury which has been convened based on a petition submitted by a citizen. 
If you have never heard of the citizen-initiated grand jury (or even if you have), this CLE presentation is for you! After a brief background discussion of the concept of a grand jury, we will look at what is required under state laws to convene a citizen-initiated grand jury. We will discuss several cases in which citizens have petitioned for such a grand jury.
Additional material may be presented, time permitting.
Title:
The Citizen-Initiated Grand Jury - Frontier Justice in the 21st Century?
Date+Time:
Monday, June 14, 2021
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CDT
Register Now for this free Continuing Legal Education program!
Enrollment limited to the first 40 registrants.
Credit:
  • 1 unit of credit has been approved in WY.
  • 1 unit of credit has been applied for in MN and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Speaker:
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.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

July 12: Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Microsoft Teams

Please note that this CLE presentation will be on a Tuesday (July 6).
Join Jonathan Grad of Extra Mile Law, PLLC for this fast-moving, basic class about things lawyers should know about Microsoft Teams.
In this basic class, we will discuss some of the nuts and bolts of using Microsoft Teams as well as ways to use Teams in a law office.
We will discuss various aspects of Microsoft Teams including:
  • An overview of Microsoft Teams;
  • Sharing documents and other files;
  • Video conferencing; and
  • Implementations of Teams in a law office.
Title:
Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Microsoft Teams
Date+Time:
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., CDT
Register Now for this free Continuing Legal Education program!
Enrollment limited to the first 40 registrants.
Credit:
  • 1/2 unit of credit has been approved in WY. 
  • 1/2 unit of credit has been applied for in MN.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules. Note that some states do not grant credit for a half-hour class.
Speaker:
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.

Friday, June 11, 2021

June 11: Ethical Duties and Best Practices in Working with Youth: Considerations Related to Culture, Race, and Special Circumstances

In working with juvenile clients, defenders and system partners must demonstrate sensitivity and understanding regarding each child’s unique qualities and experiences, including a youth’s sexual orientation and gender identity, immigration status, special education needs, and experiences with abuse and exploitation. 
In this session, presenters will identify implications of these circumstances for representation of a juvenile client, and will explore strategies for ensuring that juveniles receive care, treatment and guidance consistent with his or her best interest in partnership with system partners. Additionally, competent representation requires defense counsel to demonstrate racial, ethnic and cultural understanding and to identify and address bias within oneself and within the juvenile justice system. While explicit racism and other forms of racial and cultural bias persist, they have become less prominent and public over the past century. Also important, and likely more pervasive, are questions surrounding implicit bias—attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, decision-making, and behavior towards racially marginalized youth, without our even realizing it. 
This session will explore some harmful side effects of how our brains naturally perceive, categorize, and draw inferences about a youth trapped in the system. Further, this session will present select strategies for de-biasing our brains.
Part of the Series: In Defense of Juveniles: What Delinquency Attorneys Need to Know about Working with and on Behalf of Youth
Date/Time:
June 11, 2021
1:00 am to 1:00 pm PST
Presenters:
  • Hon. Marian Gaston
  • Christian Bijoux
Credit:
The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider and this event has been approved for 2 hours of general MCLE credit. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

June 10: Taking White Supremacy to Court

In 2017, white supremacists meticulously planned and carried out a violent attack on Charlottesville, Virginina, that resulted in dozens of injuries and the death of Heather Heyer. Nearly four years later, far-right extremists are even more emboldened by years of disinformation, conspiracies, and hate—made clear by the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the shootings targeting the Asian American community in Georgia and record level hate crimes and domestic terror. Integrity First for America is fighting back with its landmark Charlottesville lawsuit.
Join Integrity First for America (IFA) Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and lead attorney Michael Bloch for a critical conversation hosted by Case Western University School of Law. Together they will explore the path from Charlottesville to the Capitol and beyond and how we hold these violent extremists accountable—starting with IFA's Charlottesville lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, which takes on the leaders of this violent movement and heads to trial this fall.
Title:
Taking White Supremacy to Court
Webinar Date+Time:
Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Register Now For This Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar!
Speakers:
  • Michael Bloch
  • Amy Spitalnick.
By:
Sponsored by the Master of Arts in Financial Integrity program, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
  • Ohio: 1 hour of online CLE credit approved.
  • Other Jurisdictions: You may be able to self-apply to your credit-granting authority.
Cost:
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

June 17: Inside the U.S. Department of Labor: Policies, Programs, and Perception for Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor continues to be one of the more active federal agencies, providing significant regulation of the employer-employee relationship on hot issues ranging from wage and hour disputes (minimum wage and overtime/ exemptions) to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar will present an “insider’s” look through a dynamic interview with the former Acting Secretary of the Department of Labor Patrick Pizzella, who will provide his thoughts on DOL processes and initiatives, what to expect in the coming months, and public perception of the agency.
Title:
Inside the U.S. Department of Labor: Policies, Programs, and Perception for Employers
Webinar Date+Time:
Thursday, June 17, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
CLE is approved in CA, IL, NV, NY, PA, and TX. MN CLE has been applied for approval. Other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:
  • Michael C. Schmidt, Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Department, Cozen O'Connor
  • Patrick Pizzella, Former Acting Secretary of the Department of Labor.
By:
Cozen O'Connor, established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, has 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions.