Wednesday, December 11, 2019

December 12: The Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020

Join Cozen O’Connor for an annual review of significant developments in employment law over the past year — and what's ahead for 2020. It will explain the new laws scheduled to take effect in 2020, survey key agency developments, review important U.S. Supreme Court and California court rulings, and discuss pending legislation and key court decisions that are expected to be handed down in the coming year. It will also cover best practices to prepare your organization for employment law compliance in the new year and beyond.
Title:

When/Where:
Thursday, December 12, 2019
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
Credit:
  • CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, and CA.
  • All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:Michele Miller, Chair, West Coast Labor & Employment
Walter M. Stella, Member
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. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 29 offices across two continents.

December 2, 12+30: 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 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

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

December 11: Avoiding Pitfalls that Can Lead to Disciplinary Action

Lawyers are human, and like everyone else, they sometimes make mistakes when representing clients. In some cases, the mistakes are small and easily fixable, and other times the mistakes are serious and can lead to discipline, including losing the right to practice law.
In this free Continuing Legal Education program, William McCaffery and Erin McCartney discuss
  • Discuss common ethics violations that can lead to disciplinary complaints
  • Provide best practice tips on how to avoid a disciplinary action
  • Review of applicable ethics rules
  • Discuss what actions to consider should a disciplinary matter arise.
Title:
Avoiding Pitfalls that Can Lead to Disciplinary Action
When/Where:
December 11, 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
Webcast - Register Now
Speakers:
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. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.
By:
Attorney Protective

December 11: Harm Reduction Policy in Practice

Although government agencies, nonprofit organizations, clinicians, and advocates have made great strides in reducing harm from substance use, they are often hindered by laws and policies that reflect an outdated, punitive-focused approach to drugs and individuals who use them. From naloxone distribution to veterans, legal services tailored towards individuals who use drugs and are in recovery, and community-engaged research that revealed salient intervention touchpoints and policy implications that could reduce overdose deaths, this webinar will provide three case studies of harm reduction in practice. Presenters will describe these interventions and discuss the ways in which law and policy both helped and hindered their implementation.
By attending this webinar, you will:
  • Learn about health and other issues faced by people with substance use disorder.
  • Learn about evidence-based and community-led harm reduction practice.
  • Learn about law and policy opportunities and barriers to implementing interventions.
  • Hear about successes and lessons learned from different harm reduction programs and strategies.
This webinar is made possible through support from Arnold Ventures.
Title:
Harm Reduction Policy in Practice
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Brad Ray, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, Wayne State University
  • Elizabeth Oliva, PhD, National Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Coordinator, Veterans Health Administration
  • Mairead O’Reilly, JD, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Moderator: Corey Davis, Deputy Directory, Network for Public Health Law—Southeastern Region Office and Director of the Network for Public Health Law Harm Reduction Legal Project.
Credit:
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.
By:
The Network for Public Health Law
More Information And Registration

December 10: Benefits: What’s New and What’s on the Horizon

There is a lot to consider before year-end and a few changes headed your way in 2020. This webinar will highlight these changes and provide practical advice on topics ranging from ACA reporting issues to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). This webinar is being presented by Jay Dorsch and Robert Kaplan.
Title:
Benefits: What’s New and What’s on the Horizon
When/Where:
December 10, 2019
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
  • California: 0.5 Credits
  • You may be able to self-apply in other jurisdictions
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. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 29 offices across two continents.
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

February 20: Ethics 2020 – The Future is Now

Open a new decade with a look at where the legal profession is heading. As the Rules of Professional Responsibility evolve along with technology innovations, lawyers must remain competent as to how these Rules impact their practice of law. This two-hour webinar will examine issues of which the lawyers of today and tomorrow must be aware. From non-lawyer referral services to jury research to social media consequences, this distinguished panel will discuss cutting-edge problems through hypotheticals. Some recent and proposed Rule changes that impact all lawyers across the state will be examined. Other topics include:
  • Ethical Considerations in Boosting Your Client Reviews, i.e. Can I Solicit Positive Reviews?
  • Can You (and Should You) Investigate Jurors Prior to Jury Selection or During Trial?
  • The Right Way to Start a Law Blog? What ethical pitfalls should I watch out for?
  • Post-Trial Communications with Jurors--Do's and Don'ts
  • Does Email Tracking Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct?
  • Is Jury Research on Social Media an Ethics Risk or a Competency Requirement?
  • Can Lawyers and Judges Be Social Media Friends? How has this evolved?
  • How to Respond to Negative Online Attorney Reviews Keeping Ethics and Marketing In Mind
  • Limited Scope Appearances in Illinois State Courts.
Title:
Ethics 2020 – The Future is Now
When/Where:
Thursday, February 20, 2020
2:30 to 4:30 pm CST
A FREE Clifford Law Offices CLE Webcast - Register Now! 
Speakers:
  • Moderated by: Robert A. Clifford Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices, Moderator
  • Wendy Muchman, Northwestern University School of Law Faculty, former Chief of Litigation and Professional Education, ARDC
  • Mark C. Palmer, Chief Counsel, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
  • Honorable Clare J. Quish, Circuit Court of Cook County, First Municipal District.
By:
Clifford Law Offices
Credit:
  • Illinois: This program is approved for two (2.0) hours of professional responsibility credit by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism. 
  • Other Jurisdictions: You may check with your credit-granting authority to see how to apply for credits.
More Information And Registration

Thursday, December 5, 2019

December 6+23: 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, December 4, 2019

December 4: AB5: Is the Gig Up for California Employers?

On January 1, the Dynamex strict standard for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors goes into effect. AB5 has the potential to dramatically change the landscape for all companies operating in California that use independent contractors. Join us for a discussion of AB5, its impact on California businesses, and what it means for the future of the gig economy.

Title:
AB5: Is the Gig Up for California Employers?
When/Where:
December 4, 2019
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST
Webinar - Register Now!!!!
Credit:
  • California: 0.5 Credits
  • You may be able to self-apply in other jurisdictions
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. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 29 offices across two continents.
More Information And Registration

Monday, December 2, 2019

December 3+27: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward

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

December 18: Ethical Considerations in Drafting Contracts

This course presents a study of inadvertent, unilateral, and joint drafting errors; intentional modification of “standard” forms; incorrect recitations of law; and omissions by error of an agreed-upon term, and the ethical duties of the drafting and receiving lawyers in each situation, as well as practice strategies to guard against such situations.
Title:
Ethical Considerations in Drafting Contracts
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
10:00a to 11:00a CST
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:
In most states: 1 or more credits, generally in Ethics. See specifics.