Wednesday, May 27, 2020

May 28: Back at Work Around the World: Cross-Border Strategies for Multinationals Returning Staff to Workplaces in the Shadow of Coronavirus

When the coronavirus pandemic exploded around the world, multinationals sprang into action, safeguarding workplace health and safety globally by furloughing workers where necessary, shutting down workplaces, and shifting to work-from-home. But the tide is shifting. As countries ease lockdown restrictions, the “new normal” under COVID-19 means reopening offices and sites while protecting health and safety of employees, customers and visitors.
As long as this virus ravages the world, workforce reintegration raises tough problems of HR strategy, corporate social responsibility and legal compliance. For international employers, these problems are international. Multinationals want to meet their legal duty of care to safeguard workers’ health and safety in every workplace, in every country, while complying with employee rights and tough data privacy laws like EU GDPR. Proactive multinationals are forging global strategies to avoid inconsistent, piecemeal approaches that force local managers to “invent the wheel” independently in far-flung locales -- while simultaneously accounting for differences among local laws and varying COVID-19 infection patterns.
Please join Donald C. Dowling, Jr. and Lavanga V. Wijekoon, international employment lawyers on the COVID-19 Task Force of international employment law firm Littler Mendelson P.C. for this fast-paced session that addresses multinational headquarters designing consistent international return-to-work strategies in the shadow of the global pandemic, answering the tough questions:
  • What do the duty of care and duty to protect workplace healthy and safety require, worldwide, when implementing COVID-19 strategies like social distancing, mask-wearing and constant disinfecting?
  • Can employers require, as a precondition for entering overseas workplaces, temperature tests? Infection tests? Antibody tests? Health/travel disclosures? Doctors' clearances?
  • How can an employer be fair when one size just doesn’t fit all -- when some workers must report to the worksite while others work from home, others are on furlough, others are on quarantine -- and others are particularly susceptible to infection?
  • Where do foreign collective labor representatives fit into the return-to-work equation -- trade unions, works councils and those omnipresent “Health and Safety Committees”?
This session offers up lots of examples of specific local laws in specific countries that regulate returning staff to workplaces in the COVID-19 era. But rather than inventorying local foreign regulations, the program arms multinational decisionmakers and their legal advisors, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with cutting-edge strategies and compliance tools to get employees back into workplaces worldwide -- legally and safely.
Title:
Back at Work Around the World: Cross-Border Strategies for Multinationals Returning Staff to Workplaces in the Shadow of Coronavirus
Webinar Date+Time:
May 28, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
Donald C. Dowling, Jr., Littler Mendelson P.C.
Lavanga V. Wijekoon, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Program Attorney: Amy Taub. Practising Law Institute
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
PLI is providing free access to online programs covering legal developments related to the global coronavirus crisis.
Please use this priority code during checkout: FREE COVID
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May 28: When Lawyers Get Sued - Learn How To Protect Your Law Firm

80% of lawyers will get sued for legal malpractice in their careers, and sometimes insurance doesn’t even respond. Owners need to pay attention to other exposures like employment suits, cyber and other exposures today.

This 60 minute program boils it all down to make insurance a bit less painful & confusing:

  • What are the key exposures for law firms?
  • How to avoid getting claims declined?
  • What can be done to reduce insurance rates?

Join Brad Barkin, VP of Law and Accounting of Embroker and Bob Ambrogi, lawyer and legal journalist, as they discuss the radical way law firms can find the right insurance.

Title:
When Lawyers Get Sued - Learn How To Protect Your Law Firm
Webinar Date+Time
May 28, 2020
1 pm ET / 10 am PT
Preregistration Required
By:


Speakers:

  • Join Brad Barkin, VP of Law and Accounting of Embroker
  • Bob Ambrogi, lawyer and legal journalist.

Cost:
Free.
Credit:
The announcement does not list CLE credit; you may be able to self-apply according to the rules of your jurisdiction.
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May 28: California Wage and Hour Claims: Pitfalls to Avoid When Employees Return to Work

As shelter-in-place restrictions ease and employees gradually return to work, California employers must navigate myriad legal issues. Wage and hour issues, many of which are unique to California, are at the top of the list. From compensating employees waiting in line to get their temperatures checked to reporting time pay, the “new normal’ for many California employers includes confronting unique wage and hour issues resulting from the pandemic. This webinar will discuss the wage and hour challenges awaiting California employers as employees begin returning to work, offer practical guidance, and highlight best practices for moving forward.
Title:
California Wage and Hour Claims: Pitfalls to Avoid When Employees Return to Work
Webinar Date+Time:
Thursday, May 28, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, and CA. All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:

  • Michele Ballard Miller
  • Walter M. Stella

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.
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Part Two: California Wage and Hour Claims: Pitfalls to Avoid When Employees Return to Work

May 28: History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020

History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020 will be presented by Neda Shapourian, Katy Young of Ad Astra LLP, and Michelle Dylan of The Law Offices of Michelle Dylan.
The legal cannabis landscape in California is growing but still in flux. Clients can be wooed by the perceived opportunity to make money in the cannabis industry and need lawyers who understand what to watch out for in this brand new world.
The speakers will talk about:
  • Cannabis landscape in light of Covid-19
  • Practical considerations for drafting documents, including formation documents and leases
  • Persisting criminal prosecution concerns
  • Highlights of the changing regulations
  • Litigation risks to watch out for.

Title:
History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020
Webinar Date+Time:
May 28, 2020
3:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Attendance is Limited - Register Now!
Speakers:
Neda Shapourian, Katy Young, and Michelle Dylan.
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:
This event may be eligible for California CLE credit; You may be able to self-apply for other jurisdictions.
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May 28: Shifts in Corporate Transactions & Investment in 2020

The disruptions of 2020 are bringing about shifts in investment, funding and strategic acquisitions. In this webinar, we look at the trends Bloomberg Law is tracking. We will provide insights into why certain industries and deal structures are particularly active. Looking at private equity and venture capital investments, we will discuss how private money is continuing to seek returns, and we will touch on cannabis and healthcare industry transactions in particular. We will review recent activity in special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and private investments in public equity (PIPEs) as well as the emergence of distressed transactions. Join Bloomberg Law for this 60-minute webinar focused on key factors to watch and the sectors most likely to drive this year’s market for new offerings.
Educational Objectives

  • Get updated on market developments and emerging industries that will affect performance in 2020
  • Understand the market framework that will influence decisions by private companies that seek cash or interesting opportunities
  • Get insights on how market changes and other factors will affect fundraising and the potential for market flotations.

Title:
Shifts in Corporate Transactions & Investment in 2020
Webinar Date/Time:
May 28 2020, 1:00 PM EDT
1:00 PM EDT •12:00 PM CDT •11:00 AM MDT •10:00 AM PDT
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Cost:
Free
Credit:
The sponsor's announcement says this earns 1 CLE credit, but does not list jurisdiction. It is possible you may have to self-apply
Speakers:

  • Preston Brewer is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Transactional team, with an emphasis on capital markets. Previously, he was an attorney-adviser with the SEC focusing on biotech IPOs. His law firm experience includes corporate and securities and debt trading. Preston has an LL.M. in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown, a JD from USC, and a BA from UC Santa Barbara.
  • Grace Maral Burnett is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Transactional team, with a focus on M&A. Previously, she was an M&A lawyer at Turunc law firm in Istanbul, where her practice focused on inbound and outbound transactions and greenfield investment projects. At Turunc, she regularly advised multinationals and private equity funds on deals. Previously, Grace worked on business and employment disputes as an associate at Leftwich LLC. Grace received her JD and BA degrees from American University.
  • Carol Anne Huff focuses her practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the representation of private equity firms and public companies in capital markets transactions and in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings. Ms. Huff has deep experience in complex capital markets and restructuring transactions, including initial public offerings, transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs),high-yield debt offerings, going-private transactions, tender offers, PIPE transactions,and spin-offs.
  • Matthew R. Kittay, Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, Fox Rothschild LLP, is nationally recognized as an innovative leader who guides businesses, investors and entrepreneurs to achieve the corporate financing and structures that drive their success. Matthew has deep experience in structuring mergers and acquisitions and securing private equity and venture capital for a wide range of companies, particularly in the technology, software, cannabis, manufacturing and health care sectors. He serves as Outside General Counsel for emerging and growth-stage companies, advising clients on a host of regulatory and corporate matters and resolving a range of legal issues as they arise. Matthew is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA as a leading corporate attorney for his transactional work with clients in the cannabis sector. Following a string major deals he closed in 2019, The National Law Journal recognized him as a Trailblazer in Cannabis Law.
  • Moderator: Diane Holt is the Team Lead for Bloomberg Law’s Transactional Analysis. Previously, she worked as transactional counsel for Enel, SpA, the Italian electric monopoly, in Rome, Italy; consultant to Central European regional operations in transition; manager of Central European Advisory Group, the regional legal and business consultancy; and law firm associate in Washington D.C. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Diane earned her JD at the University of Michigan, and she speaks Spanish, Italian, Czech and French.

By:
Bloomberg Law
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Throughout 2020: Ethics and Legal Research on Fastcase

This free continuing legal education webinar on ethics is provided by a well-known sponsor and may be eligible for CLE credit in your jurisdiction, but the host does not say. Please check with your credit-granting authority.
Title:
Ethics and Legal Research on Fastcase
When/Where:
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinars - 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.

May 2020: Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts


In this free Continuing Legal Education course you will learn of advanced online legal research methods to harness your potential as a researcher and to maintain that competency.
Title:
Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts
Webinar Dates and Times:
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 26: Covid19 Regulatory Relief and Delivery Best Practices for the Alcohol Industry

Businesses licensed to produce, distribute and sell alcohol have been deemed “essential” and continue to operate in these uncertain times, but hospitality doesn't look like it used to. We will discuss tax and regulatory relief, including eased restrictions on making hand sanitizer and shipping samples to consumers, as well as state efforts to keep licensees in business, such as relaxed rules on delivery and curbside pickup, promotional considerations and the tied-house laws. It may be hard for state regulators to un-ring the bell, could a pandemic be the catalyst for permanent change to the archaic alcohol beverage laws?
  • Overview of regulatory relief
    • TTB – Hand sanitizers, excise tax payment relief, online processing
    • ABC – state updates in CA, NY, IL, TX, FL
  • New to delivery - best practices
    • DIY Compliance - ID checks, social distancing, delivery from retail premises
    • Outsourcing considerations - contracts, flow of funds
    • Delivery v. out-of-state shipping
    • Marketing constraints - free shipping, etc.
Title:
Covid19 Regulatory Relief and Delivery Best Practices for the Alcohol Industry
Webinar Date+Time:
May 26, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
  • Chairperson: Rebecca Stamey-White, Hinman & Carmichael LLP
  • Erin Kelleher, Hinman & Carmichael LLP
  • Program Attorney: Laxmi Rees, Practising Law Institute
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
PLI is providing free access to online programs covering legal developments related to the global coronavirus crisis.
Please use this priority code during checkout: FREE COVID
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May 26: Amp Up Your Word Skills – What Every Lawyer Should Know About Using Microsoft Word

Extra Mile Law, PLLC, is pleased to present another CLE in its Monday CLE webinar series.
Join Jonathan Grad of Extra Mile Law, PLLC, as he shows you what every lawyer should know about using Microsoft Word. This basic level course will cover aspects of Microsoft Word which every lawyer should know including:
  1. using Windows clipboard to retain a history of copied text and graphics,
  2. inserting symbols and hyperlinks,
  3. using quick parts and autocorrect for repetitive text,
  4. adding comments,
  5. using track changes,
  6. creating a table of authorities,
  7. comparing documents,
  8. creating and using templates,
  9. saving files to PDF,
  10. password protecting documents,
  11. stripping metadata from a document, and
  12. much, much more.
Examples of relevance to lawyers will be provided throughout the CLE.
Title:
Amp Up Your Word Skills – What Every Lawyer Should Know About Using Microsoft Word
Date/Time:
May 26, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CDT
Register Now. Enrollment limited to the first 25 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.
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Friday, May 22, 2020

May 22: Remote Legal Service – How Nonprofits Can Innovate to Reach Clients and Pro Bono Attorneys During Covid-19

As legal aid and nonprofit offices have closed and attorneys are working from home due to Covid-19, organizations have had to quickly adapt to the changing legal landscape and incorporate remote legal tools to serve an increasing number of clients. Many groups are using these tools for the first time, while others are expanding on existing remote practices and integrating pro bono attorneys to broaden their impact.
Join Samantha Ingram, Director of Pro Bono Programs, Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT), Carolyn Kim, Project Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and Jeanne Ortiz, Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Manager, Pro Bono Net to learn what remote tools and best practices are available to help organizations innovate quickly and effectively.
Briefing Description:
  • What remote service methods/tools currently exist and have been adopted by legal services organizations and nonprofits
  • Highlights of programs that have successfully integrated remote legal services into their practice
  • With the increase in the need for remote work due to the coronavirus, what unique challenges and legal issues are organizations facing and how are they adapting
  • How to incorporate pro bono attorneys into remote work
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the legal services organization and the pro bono attorney and best practices for communication and managing that relationship
  • What resources are available to connect pro bono attorneys with opportunities, particularly in areas of high need
  • Best practices for organizations getting started with remote practice
  • Highlights of practices that can be applied to a wide variety of legal areas and types of client service to help organizations adopt remote tools to better and more efficiently assist clients in the Covid-19 landscape. 
Title:
Remote Legal Service – How Nonprofits Can Innovate to Reach Clients and Pro Bono Attorneys During Covid-19
Webinar Date+Time:
May 22, 2020
3:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Samantha Ingram, LIFT - Legal Information for Familes Today
  • Carolyn H. Kim, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Jeanne Ortiz, Pro Bono Net
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
PLI is providing free access to online programs covering legal developments related to the global coronavirus crisis.
Please use this priority code during checkout: FREE COVID
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