Tuesday, November 23, 2021

November 29: The Impending Fish Stick Shortage of 2021 – The Jones Act and a Railway to Nowhere

Extra Mile Law, PLLC, is pleased to present another CLE class in its Monday CLE webinar series. 
The class is about a recent application of the Jones Act and its impact on the supply of frozen fish to the east cost of the US. For the curious, here’s a relevant article.
Title:
The Impending Fish Stick Shortage of 2021 – The Jones Act and a Railway to Nowhere
Date+Time:
Monday, November 29, 2021
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CST
Register Now for this free Continuing Legal Education program!
Enrollment limited to the first 45 registrants.
Credit:
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.
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. He has presented CLE classes on a wide range of topics and is an occasional consumer of fish sticks.
Presented By:
Extra Mile Law, PLLC, a MN-based boutique intellectual property law firm.

Monday, November 22, 2021

November 2 + 23: Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research

 “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” -- Bill Gates.

The growth in the amount of information available and the many different platforms on which to obtain it impact the way attorneys practice law. It also brings forth more issues and new laws that your clients may face.
The many ways technology can aid attorneys in locating the best and most on-point statutes, caselaw, secondary materials and all relevant materials can be overwhelming. As the comments to the model rules of professional conduct state, to maintain competency a lawyer should keep abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.
The goal of this free online continuing legal education program is to assist attorneys in navigating online legal research, so they are more confident and competent when researching subjects important to their work. 
Title:
Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research
Webinar Dates and Times:
Credit:
1 credit hour in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin; you may be able to apply for credit in other states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

November 1, 15, 22, 29+30: 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:
Credit:
1 credit hour in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin; you may be able to apply for credit in other states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

November 10+19: The Contemporary Yellow Pages: Ethics of Online Profiles and Advertising


The internet has transformed the way we interact with friends, colleagues, and potential clients, and our everyday use of social media platforms can have surprising ethical implications in the advertising realm.
This free CLE webinar examines the ethical advertising implications of using popular social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Avvo and Google. It's a fast-paced look at conscious (and unconscious) attorney advertising in the digital age!
Title:
The Contemporary Yellow Pages: Ethics of Online Profiles and Advertising
Webinar Dates And Times:
Speaker:
Jordan Rader.
Credit:
1 credit hour in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Vermont; many other states may allow credit if you self-apply.
By:
LexisNexis

November 20: Recent Appellate Decisions

This program will review recent decisions from appellate courts in Nebraska and Iowa and, if time permits, other courts around the region. 
Topics include: physician discipline, amendment of criminal complaint, employment discrimination, church dispute litigation, hearsay, landlord-tenant, First amendment, navigable waters, and more.
Richard P. Clem

Title:
Recent Appellate Decisions
When/Where:
Saturday, November 20, 2021
2:00 PM Central Time
Live Lecture Via Facebook Live
More Information About Accessing Event
Speaker: Richard P. Clem has a B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. His reported cases include: Asociacion Nacional de Pescadores a Pequena Escala o Artesanales de Colombia v. Dow Quimica de Colombia, 988 F.2d 559, rehearing denied, 5 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1041 (1994); LaMott v. Apple Valley Health Care Center, 465 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991); Abo el Ela v. State, 468 N.W.2d 580 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991). For more information, see Richard P. Clem Continuing Legal Education.
CLE credit:

  • CLE credit has been applied for as follows: Iowa: 1.0 credit applied for. Minnesota: 1.0 credit applied for. 
  • Other States: Applying for credit is the responsibility of the participant. Please contact Richard P. Clem for help obtaining credit in your state.
By:
Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

November 18: Supervision and Enforcement of Blockchain Based Financial Institutions

Blockchain based financial institutions including cryptocurrency exchanges, state-chartered trust companies, and certain banks face significant scrutiny from U.S. regulators. This presentation reviews the regulatory obligations of these firms and highlights specific focus areas for U.S. enforcement.
Title:
Supervision and Enforcement of Blockchain Based Financial Institutions
Webinar Date+Time:
Thursday, November 18, 2021
7 00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Register Now For This Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar!
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
  • Ohio: 1 hour of online CLE credit, pending approval
  • Other Jurisdictions: You may be able to self-apply to your credit-granting authority.
Speaker:
Braddock Stevenson
Braddock Stevenson
is currently AML and payments counsel for O’Melveny & Myers, after more than a decade at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), most recently serving as deputy associate director of FinCEN’s Enforcement Division. Mr. Stevenson advises financial institutions and fintech companies on anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance to help them navigate investigations and enforcement matters.
While at FinCEN, Mr. Stevenson oversaw BSA compliance and enforcement for all U.S. financial institutions including banks, virtual currency exchanges, broker-dealers, money transmitters, casinos and jewelry dealers. Mr. Stevenson led multiple investigations into a broad range of financial institutions and served as the lead negotiator in resolving BSA matters. His work included developing the Department of the Treasury’s BSA supervision strategy for all U.S. financial institutions and advising both private sector and government officials on compliance matters. His responsibilities also included investigating and drafting USA PATRIOT ACT section 311 actions and representing FinCEN in intra-agency task forces.
Mr. Stevenson spent four years stationed in the New York High Intensity Financial Crimes Area advising law enforcement on money laundering investigations. He worked extensively on developing BSA policy for traditional and emerging payment systems including SWIFT, ACH, Fedwire, CHIPs, mobile payments, prepaid cards and virtual currency platforms.
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

Monday, November 15, 2021

November 3, 5, 10, 12, 16, 17+18: 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. 
Title:
Legal Evolution: Analytics And Artificial Intelligence In The Law
Webinar Dates And Times:

Credit:
1 credit hour in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida,  Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin; you may be able to apply for credit in other states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

November 16: Firms of The Future

Ready to transform your law firm's productivity, earnings and client satisfaction?
Join Smokeball for our 2021 Firms of the Future Virtual Summit! Smokeball has partnered with five industry experts for this year's summit. You'll learn innovative strategies and tools to prepare your firm for a successful, tech-focused future -- and earn up to two CLE credits. If you've been curious about Smokeball and our industry-leading legal practice management software, our Firms of the Future Virtual Summit is the perfect opportunity 
Title:
Firms of The Future
Date/Time:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT.10 a.m. MT/9 a.m. PT
Register Now for this Webinar!
Speakers:
  • Ruchie Chadha
  • Gyi Tsakalakis
Credit:
2 Credits (although the announcement does not say in which jurisdictions.)
By:
Smokeball

Sunday, November 14, 2021

December 16: The Year of COVID-19 (and Other Important Labor/Employment Developments Too)

Just when we thought 2020 was a year like no other, 2021 came and introduced even greater challenges to businesses and their employees from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. And, there were other significant labor and employment decisions and developments around the country too. In this special 90-minute year-end wrap-up webinar, we will:
  • Review the latest legal and practical considerations that made headlines in 2021; 
  • Discuss the anticipated challenges and hot topics that will exist in 2022; and 
  • Answer the questions that YOU submitted in our pre-webinar survey.
In conjunction with this webinar, the sponsor is conducting an anonymous pre-webinar survey to give all attendees a chance to ask questions that they would like us to address during the webinar (and some additional information about the company’s workforce). We will discuss the questions and survey results during the December 16 webinar. Please provide your responses by Friday, December 3, 2021. Click Here For Survey.
Title:
The Year of COVID-19 (and Other Important Labor/Employment Developments Too)
Webinar Date+Time:
Thursday, December 16, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
CLE is approved in CA, IL, NV, NY, PA, and TX.CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, NV, and CA. MN CLE has been applied for approval.
Speakers:
  • David L. Barron
  • Michele Ballard Miller
  • Michael C. Schmidt
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.

November 17: Professionalism in Florida

This zoom event covers a host of topics from avoiding client complaints to claims of malpractice for unprofessional conduct. From the Rules of Professional Conduct to expert advisories, learn how professionalism as a second nature will be an asset to your practice and life.
Title:
Professionalism in Florida 
Date/Time
November 17, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern
Register Now!
Credit:
Florida: Credit: 1 Hour General, 1 Hour Professionalism.
Speaker:
Joe Corsmeier, Esq.
By:
The Florida Bar.