Friday, April 30, 2010

Alabama/Multiple Dates+ Locations: Alabama State Bar Roadshow

The 2010 ASB Roadshow!

Since 1995, the ASB Roadshow has covered the state from corner to corner presenting bar members with a wealth of information. We are excited to continue this tour.

The free CLE component can increase membership for your association! You are encouraged to schedule your Roadshow program soon as certain days of the month seem quite popular. Programs are available in 1- to 3-hour formats with components including:

General Counsel Tony McLain and Assistant General Counsels Robert Lusk, Sam Partridge and Jeremy McIntire keep bar members informed of the latest in disciplinary, ethical and professional issues as well as major legal developments in Alabama and across the nation.

Judy Keegan, director of the ADR Center, brings you a summary of latest updates and important cases from the fastest growing areas of mediation and arbitration.

Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program Director Jeanne Marie Leslie raises awareness and understanding of substance abuse within the profession and tells you how to become a part of the solution to this growing problem.

ASB's Practice Management Assistance Program Director Laura Calloway shares her insight and practical tips and techniques for making sure your office runs efficiently and effectively.

Contact me soon to schedule your Roadshow. I can be reached by phone at 334-269-1515 or 800-354-6154 or by e-mail at Marcia Daniel ( ). You may also download, complete and mail or return this sign up form ( ) by fax to 334-517-2127.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

May 3/San Franscisco, CA -- Immigration Law: Basics of Adjustment of Status Process & Application for Naturalization



Immigration Law: Basics of Adjustment of Status Process & Application for Naturalization
Presented by Kathleen Lord Black, Esq., Law Offices of Kathleen Lord Black, & Zuzana Goldstein, Esq., Law Offices of Zuzana Goldstein

**Co-sponsored by BALIF**


Monday, May 3rd, 2010
5:30 – 7:00 PM

1.5 General CLE Credits*
Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery St., 3rd Floor, SF

All current ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms are welcome to attend any of ALRP's free MCLE trainings. Attorneys in the private sector attending ALRP's free MCLE trainings who are not currently members of ALRP are requested to join our Panel and accept two ALRP referrals in the next year.


To RSVP email or call 415-782-9000 ext. 8651


*BASF/VLSP CLE programs have been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education and Legal Specialization credit by the State Bar of California. The Bar Association of San Francisco is a State Bar of California certified provider.


More Information:

May 13/Ca - Webinar: Asylum: Recent Developments in Particular Social Groups

This webinar will provide background on how the Board of Immigration Appeals and courts have defined "particular social groups" in the context of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gang-based claims. The panel will address how advocates can frame particular social groups to meet the current requirements of the law and address intersectional particular social groups.

Asylum: Recent Developments in Particular Social Groups (Webinar)
Thursday May 13 , 2010
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Immigrant Legal Resource CenterLocation:

* Sai Suzuki
415-255-9499 x 789
* Website:

More Information:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Apr 29/ New York - "Lawyers In The Dock" reports:

The investigation and prosecution of lawyers for their lawyering is different carry the potential to chill creative and zealous advocacy, they merit special precautions and scrutiny.  In fact, the ABA includes several recommendations in its "Standards on Prosecutorial Investigations" on how defense counsel should be prosecuted, including noting that "the prosecutor's office should protect against the use of false allegations as a means of harassment or abuse that may impact the independence of the defense counsel or the Constitutionally protected right to counsel."  (Click here for the complete set of standards.).  That's not to say that lawyers should get a free pass with the claim that their conduct was mere advocacy (see here for Professor Gillers' tough comments on lawyers who hide behind their advocate status), but the line between ethical advocacy and criminal conduct can be a fine one and in the eye of the beholder.  

This fascinating issue will be the subject of a roundtable discussion at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York tomorrow evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Organized by the undersigned on behalf of the Criminal Law and Professional Responsibility Committees, it features Gerald Shargel, Daniel Alonso, Barry Bohrer, AUSA John Kolodner and Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky.  It will be moderated by the Hon. Carol Bagley Amon of the Eastern District of New York.  For good measure, the program is free and offers two CLE credits in ethics.  There is still time to register (see here), but space is filling up fast!

Lawyers in the Dock - Roundtable Discussion at the New York City Bar, April 29, 2010 - Free CLE Ethics Credit

More Information (and thank's for the last-minute head's-up):

May 12/New Orleans, LA - Approach the Bench CLE Series A Review of Courtroom Practices and Procedures

Free to Members of the New Orleans Bar Association, the "Approach the Bench" program provides a forum for lawyers to get to know the local, state, and federal court judges.

May 12, 2010
The Honorable Roland L. Belsome
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Louisiana Court of Appeal - 4th Circuit
410 Royal Street, New Orleans

June 30, 2010
The Honorable Judge Robin D. Pittmann
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Orleans Criminal District Court (Section F)
2700 Tulane Avenue, 3rd Floor, New Orleans

July 21, 2010
The Honorable Helen "Ginger" Berrigan
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
United States District Court - EDLA
500 Poydras Street, Room C556, New Orleans

Please bring a photo ID to enter all court buildings.
No cellular phones, weapons, or food allowed in most court buildings.

NOBA Members: Free (1 hour CLE)
Non-Members: $25.00 (1 hour CLE)

Cancellations must be received no later than the day prior to the seminar to receive a full refund minus an
administrative fee. No refunds for "no shows".

To Register
Email Julie Qiu or call the bar office at 504-525-7453.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May 6/New York, NY - Tax Issues for Immigration Practitioners and Tax Benefits for Haitian TPS Beneficiaries

This training is designed to help immigration practitioners understand tax issues that may affect their cases, and includes a detailed discussion of tax benefits for Haitian beneficiaries of TPS.

Why do your clients file as head of household, can they file married filing separate, and who qualifies as a dependent. What tax issues might implicate the "good moral character" of your client. The second half of the training will detail refundable tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, that can be retroactively claimed by Haitian Recipients of TPS. The training will be conducted by Samuel C. Rock, Esq., of the Rock Law Group, PLC/founder of Patriot Tax International, LLC, and Director of ITIN Business Program at Jackson Hewitt.

Tax Issues for Immigration Practitioners and Tax Benefits for Haitian TPS Beneficiaries

Thursday May 06 , 2010
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The New York Immigration Coalition

137-139 West 25th Street, 12th Floor (B/w 6th & 7th Avenues)
New York, NY

Jonathan Vidal
The New York Immigration Coalition – Immigrant Concerns Training Institute
(212) 627-2227 ext.

CLE credit:
2 credits in professional practice. This course provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys and non-transitional credit for experienced attorneys.


Monday, April 26, 2010

May 6/New Brunswick, NJ - Annual Pro Bono Conference

New Jersey's Third Annual Pro Bono Conference ( )brings together the legal community to discuss how we can embrace all of the changes happening around us while still making a positive impact on those in need. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about:

  • Ways to ensure that pro bono efforts are having the most significant impact possible;
  • Best practices from law firms, legal departments and public interest organizations on increasing pro bono involvement and expanding participation beyond an organization's initial core group of volunteers;
  • The ethical obligations to the justice system and to pro bono clients; and how the legal community can work collaboratively, including partnerships between legal departments and law firms, to pool resources and address critical legal needs.

Through plenary sessions, panels and networking opportunities, the conference provides a wide range of learning and sharing experiences for all attendees, including corporate counsel, private lawyers, law firms, pro bono and legal services program staff, judges and others.

Thursday May 06 , 2010
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Coordinators, New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, New Jersey State Bar Association

CLE Credit:
4 general and 1 ethics credit applied for

NJ Law Center
New Brunswick, NJ


Sunday, April 25, 2010

May 5/Brooklyn, NY - Haitian Immigration Legal Assistance Program (HILAP): Volunteer Attorney Training

This course is FREE to those who agree to volunteer for a minimum of two three-hour sessions with the Haitian Immigration Legal Assistance Project. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

Haitian Immigration Legal Assistance Program (HILAP): Volunteer Attorney Training

Register for this training:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010 — 6:00-8:00 pm

Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presentations by:
CAROLYN GEORGE, Supervising Attorney, Dwa Fanm
JOANNE MACRI, Director, Criminal Defense Immigration Project, New York State Defenders Association
PREMILA REDDY, HILAP Volunteer Attorney
SARAH VENDZULES, Immigration Unit Attorney, Brooklyn Defender Services
MARIANNE YANG, Immigration Unit Director, Brooklyn Defender Services

Topics include:
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Benefits and Risks; Eligibility Requirements; Fee Requirements and Fee Waiver Requests
  • Clinic Process: Intake; Criminal Check; Filling Out Forms and Exit Procedures


Saturday, April 24, 2010

May 4/Tulsa, OK - Family Law Issues

The Tulsa Law office of Legal Aid is hosting our annual free CLE seminar, "Family Law Issues" on Tuesday, May 4th, at 8:30 a.m. at the Greenwood Cultural Center, East Hall.

This CLE is approved for 7 hours MCLE credit and is FREE for lawyers actively participating in Legal Aid's pro bono program.  (20 hours of service in the next 12 months).
For more information or to sign up online, see the Calendar on our pro bono support website

As a lawyer or legal professional, please consider joining the Oklahoma Bar Association and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma in celebrating the important impact lawyers have on the lives of individuals and the law.  Participate in a local event or join us in one of our ongoing volunteer opportunities at this link:

More Information:

Friday, April 23, 2010

May 14 / Quantico, VA - Military Law Update

The Military Law Section of the Virginia State Bar has put together an outstanding Seminar where you can learn the latest on:

"Constitutional Law vs. The War on Terrorism"
"Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights"
"Ethical Issue facing Military attorneys"

Our featured speakers include:
Eric S. MontalvoMajor, United States Marine Corps (Ret)
Puckett and Faraj, PC
Courtney Wheeler Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Reserve (Ret)
Ombudsman Director, Virginia Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve
Edward L. Davis Colonel, Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Reserve (Ret)
Bar Counsel, Virginia State Bar

Friday, May 14, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Marine Corps Base Quantico,
Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS)

3 hours with 1 in ethics (pending)


(Please register by May 7th to allow registration lists to be forwarded to the base)
Mail to:
Ms. Dolly Shaffner
Virginia State Bar
707 E. Main St. Suite 1500
Richmond, VA 23219
Or email her at
or Fax form to (804) 775-0501

Directions to Quantico:
Marine Corps Base Quantico is located off of Interstate 95 in Virginia, 36 miles south of Washington D.C. and 20 miles north of Fredericksburg.
From I-95: Take exit 150, Quantico/Triangle. Take route 619 east to the entrance of the base. Marine sentries assist visitors arriving at the base; visitors are issued vehicle passes and given directions to their destination. Proper identification, such as a state driver's license, is required to get onto base.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

May 7/Rochester, NY - "Divorce 101"

Each CLE is free in exchange for a commitment to accept 1 pro bono divorce referral from VLSP. Attorneys are welcome to attend both sessions in exchange for agreeing to accept 2 VLSP referrals.

Friday May 07 , 2010
* 9:00 a.m. to noon: "Divorce 101," suitable for new attorneys and experienced attorneys who are new to matrimonial law.
* 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: "Advanced Topics in Matrimonial Law," suitable for new and experienced attorneys.
Lunch will be served between sessions.

* By:
Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, ProBonoNY, 7th Judicial District Pro Bono Action Now Committee

* Location: Telesca Center for Justice, Rubin Center for Education
One West Main Street
Fifth Floor
Rochester, NY

* Contact: Linda Kostin

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

May 6 / East Palo Alto, CA - Obstacles and Opportunities: eCommerce on Both Sides of the Atlantic

The law governing eCommerce in both the U.S. and the European Union is changing rapidly. A recent decision by the European Court of Justice addressed several important eCommerce issues, but it raised as many questions as it answered. In the U.S., courts have shed more light on how trademark and copyright law applies to eCommerce, but contradictions and inconsistencies remain. Whether your company sells goods on the Internet, builds platforms for electronic transactions or advertises on the web, new developments on both sides of the Atlantic will affect your business.

Bingham and Santa Clara Law's High Tech Law Institute invite you to join us for an interactive panel discussion on eCommerce in the U.S. and Europe and what you need to know about recent changes in the law. Topics to be discussed include:

* The European Court of Justice decision on the Google lawsuits
* The Second Circuit opinion in Tiffany v. eBay and the eBay disputes litigated in France
* The status and outcomes of keyword cases in the U.S.
* Recent first sale and fair use decisions
* Updates on the DMCA and related eCommerce statutes

Obstacles and Opportunities: eCommerce on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Thursday, May 6, 2010
Registration: 8:00 am
Program: 8:30 - 10:00 am

Bingham McCutchen LLP
1900 University Avenue, 4th Floor
East Palo Also, CA 94303

* Terri Yun-Lin Chen, Chief Trademark Counsel, Google
* Eric Goldman, Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law; Director, High Tech Law Institute
* Mary Huser, Partner, Bingham McCutchen; Former VP, Deputy General Counsel, eBay
* Tom Kuhnle, Partner, Bingham McCutchen

Bingham McCutchen LLP (#2874) is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. 1.5 hours of general MCLE will be offered for this activity.

RSVP By Monday, May 3, 2010.
To RSVP, or if you have questions about the event, please contact Johanna Kasper at


Monday, April 19, 2010

July 21/ Madison, WI - LegalTrac

Locating law reviews and bar journals online is easy – when you use the right tools! LegalTrac is a tool that makes legal research easier. This proprietary database provides access to major law reviews, bar journals, legal newspapers and international legal journals. And it's free through the Wisconsin State Law Library. 

Come learn how to search this database, which includes 30 years worth of content and over one million articles. Hands on class.

FREE Class. 1 CLE credit applied for. Registration is limited to 8. 


LegalTrac at the Wisconsin State Law Library 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Register Online

Wisconsin State Law Library
120 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Madison WI 53703 


Friday, April 16, 2010

May 6/CA - Armchair Training: Foreclosure Remedies for Tenants and Homeowners (Webinar)

Addresses the aftermath of foreclosure including: post foreclosure legal relief, cash for keys, landlord-tenant and eviction proceedings, federal, state and local protections for tenants, bankruptcy, tax issues for homeowners and credit after foreclosure.
Thursday May 06 , 2010 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Armchair Training: Foreclosure Remedies for Tenants and Homeowners (Webinar)
Legal Aid Association of California
Online, CA
Denise Watt
Legal Aid Association of California
(415) 834-0100 x 304
Shirley Hochhausen, USF School of Law, Leah Simon-Weisberg, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
To register:
Spring 2010 Series
More Info:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

May 6/ New York, NY - How Senior Attorneys Develop a Pro Bono Practice

Learn how lawyers transitioning from full-time practice or recently retired from law firms and corporations can engage in challenging pro bono legal work. A panel of former law firm partners will discuss how they have transitioned into an active pro bono practice at Legal Aid, using their legal talent and expertise on behalf of low-income New Yorkers.

Faculty Chair: Steven Rosenfeld, Esq. (former Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)

CLE Credit: 1 credit total: 1 hour of professional practice/practice management

Title:How Senior Attorneys Develop a Pro Bono Practice
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Reception 6:00 -6:30; Seminar 6:30 - 7:30

By:The Legal Aid Society

Location: Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY

Contact: Rosemary Hare-Bey
The Legal Aid Society

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Apr 15/CA - Case Studies in Preventing and Stopping Elder Abuse (Webinar)

This webinar explores Bet Tzedek's approach to preventing and stopping elder abuse within the context of specific cases.
Legal Aid Association of California
Armchair Training: Case Studies in Preventing and Stopping Elder Abuse (Webinar)
Thursday April 15 , 2010 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online, CA
Denise Watt
Legal Aid Association of California
(415) 834-0100 x 304
Dominique Sanz-David, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
To register, click here:
Spring 2010 Series

Monday, April 12, 2010

Multiple Dates/Berkeley, CA - Advocacy Delegations: Indigenous Women and Environmental Justice

Calling all women advocates with a passion for environmental justice! Join a Women's Earth Alliance Advocacy Delegation in 2010 - an unparalleled opportunity to meet and collaborate with indigenous women on the frontlines of environmental justice campaigns in North America.

Women attorneys, advocates, law students and members of the legal profession may apply to join any of the following: Defending Sacred Places in the Southwest Delegation in May; Protecting Water and Traditional Culture Delegation in July; and Promoting Energy Justice in the Navajo Nation Delegation in September. Delegates will witness systemic threats to land and life, engage in powerful dialogue with the women leaders who implement innovative responses to these threats, and provide crucial advocacy support in service of earth, women and community.

California CLE credit may be available.

Title:Advocacy Delegations: Indigenous Women and Environmental Justice
Sunday May 02 - Sunday October 03 , 2010
Women's Earth Alliance


Apr 16/Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Project Training

Philadelphia VIP will host a CLE training program on how to handle a case in the Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Project, the mandatory negotiation program operated by the First Judicial District, on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 9:00 a.m.to12:30 p.m.

The event will be held at PECO/Exelon, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia. A free continental breakfast will be served from 8:30am-9:00am.

Title:Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Project Training
Register at or by calling 215- 523-9550. For more information, please contact Doug Schairer at 215-523-9569 or

Volunteers will receive one free CLE credit for each hour of course work attended (a total of three (3) free CLE credits are available) in exchange for representing two different clients at one or more mortgage foreclosure conciliation conferences on a continuing basis until the attempted negotiation is resolved, or in exchange for volunteering as an on-call attorney at three different conciliation conference half-day sessions. Volunteer work must be completed within six months of the training program.


May 19/Boston: Cross Examination

The Associates' Division Trial Practice Series Presents:
Cross Examination

Presented by:
John J. Barton
of Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman
May 19, 2010 @ 12:00
at the law offices of
Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman
160 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.654.8200

This is a brown-bag-lunch event.
Please bring your lunch and a colleague!

To RSVP please contact Chad P. Brouillard at


Sunday, April 11, 2010

May 20/Washington, DC - Custody Guardian Ad Litem Pro Bono Attorney Training

Please join us to learn about the law and practice of serving as a GAL, representing the best interests of a child, in custody cases.  We will have presentations from experienced practitioners in domestic relations law as well as a "View from the Bench" by The Honorable Carol Ann Dalton, Associate Judge, DC Superior Court.

Custody Guardian Ad Litem Pro Bono Attorney Training

Thursday, May 20, 2010
9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
(Registration will begin at 9:15 A.M.)

Arnold & Porter
555 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

DC's Children's Law Center

Please RSVP to Melanie Jaskolka
(202) 467-4900 ext. 586


Friday, April 9, 2010

Apr 13/New York City - Civil Court Pro Se Debtor Assistance and the CLARO Program: Basic Training

This course is FREE to those who volunteer for 6 total hours with CLARO or 12 total hours with the Civil Court consumer debt pro se assistance programs by October 29, 2010. In some circumstances, experienced attorneys who volunteer receive an additional MCLE credit for each six (6) hours of volunteer service.
Title: Civil Court Pro Se Debtor Assistance and the CLARO Program: Basic Training
When: TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: New York City Civil Court, 111 Centre Street, 11th Floor Jury Room
TO REGISTER please email
For more information, please contact: Dora Galacatos of the Feerick Center at
Volunteers can serve one of the following consumer debt pro se assistance programs, all of which provide limited legal advice to unrepresented debtor-defendants:
• Bronx CLARO
• Brooklyn CLARO
• Manhattan CLARO (must be a NYCLA member or Fordham Law School alumnus/a)
• Queens CLARO
• The Civil Court Consumer Debt Lawyer for the Day Program, Brooklyn
• The Civil Court Help Center Consumer Debt Advice Program, Manhattan
Presented by: The NYS Courts Access to Justice Program and the CLARO Program Partners: New York City Bar, Bronx County Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, CLARO/SAG Brooklyn Law School, Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law School, New York County Lawyers' Association and Queens County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Apr 27/Seattle - Building Peace Through Environmental Justice

To celebrate Earth Day, this program on international human rights and environmental law presents Prof. Carmen Gonzalez (S.U. Law School) on "NAFTA, Biodiversity, and Human Rights" and Jim Puckett (Basel Action Network) on "The Case of International Trade in Electronic Waste: Justice and Poisons Adrift on a Tide of Globalization."

Building Peace Through Environmental Justice

When:   Tuesday, April 27, 2010
              Noon - 1:30 p.m. 

Where:  Washington State Bar Association
              1325 4th Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle

WSBA World Peace Through Law Section

Credits: Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits

WPTL Section members - Free
Non-WPTL Section members - $25
Law students - free

Pre-register for this event to ensure seating:
(Registration is available at the door but these events often fill up!)

Note: You may join the section before registering for this event, to get this and later events free!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Apr 30/Webinar (FL) - Education Advocacy and Guardian Advocacy/Temporary Relative Custody.

The Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership (NFMLP - ) has scheduled the first two free CLE webinars designed to introduce and train volunteer attorneys (CLE accreditation pending). The upcoming live web trainings will be in the areas of Education Advocacy and Guardian Advocacy/Temporary Relative Custody. 

Education Advocacy will be presented by Professor Rebekah Gleason of the Florida Coastal School of Law ( ) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on April 30. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA - ) attorney, Kim Martyn, will be conducting the Guardian Advocacy/Temporary Relative Custody webinar from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 14. 

There is no charge for the two-hour, lunchtime webinars, but attorneys are asked to commit to accepting at least one pro bono case within one year of participating in the webinar. Attorneys interested in participating in the webinars should contact Kathy Para,, or 356-8371, ext. 363. Pro bono attorneys will have the opportunity to be part of the medical-legal team helping to ensure environments where patients/clients can thrive.

More information:

Apr 16/Denver, CO - Protection Orders Training

Learn about the Protection Orders process, acquire CLE credits, and have the opportunity to gain some courtroom experience by volunteering for cases.

Editor's note: This program is "not quite free" but (not to be crass) if you do the math, it comes out to a remarkable value for a little money and a little volunteering!
Register by 04/09/10 !

Protection Orders Training
Friday April 16 , 2010
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

By: Colorado Women's Bar Association

Holland & Hart, LLP
555 17th St.
32nd Floor
Denver, CO

Presented by Colorado Women's Bar Association, Project Safeguard, Colorado Legal Services, and Holland & Hart, LLP. 

Program materials will be provided on flash drives, courtesy of

Program materials will be provided on flash drives, courtesy of Blue Moose Litigation Support. The flash drive will be available at program check-in, bring your computer! Or you can pick up the flash drive in advance of the program, the week of April 5th, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, at Project Safeguard, 815 E. 22nd, Denver, CO 80205 (Phone number 303/863-7416 x224).

$35 if you agree to accept two pro bono cases
$75 if you do not accept cases
Registration fee waived for law students

Lunch will be provided

Application has been made for 7 General and 2 Ethics CLE Credits

Apr 14/ San Francisco, CA - Immigration Law: Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation

In this training we will cover the following:
- Overview of HIV+ asylum claims
- Overview of LGBT asylum claims
- Review of the one year bar to asylum claims
- Review of exceptions to the one year bar
- Overview of working with LGBT youth's asylum claims

Immigration Law: Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation

Wednesday April 14 , 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time 

By: AIDS Legal Referral Panel

Crowell & Moring LLP
275 Battery Street, 23rd Floor
San Francisco, CA

Diana Camacho
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
415-701-1200 ext. 30


Source: CALegalAdvocates
Immigration Law: Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation
Presented by Dan Torres, Esq., Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Tuesday April 14, 2010
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch will be provided

1.5 General CLE Credits*
Crowell & Moring LLP, 275 Battery Street, 23th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

All current ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms are welcome to attend any of ALRP's free MCLE trainings. Attorneys in the private sector attending ALRP's free MCLE trainings who are not currently members of ALRP are requested to join our Panel and accept two ALRP referrals in the next year.

To RSVP email or call 415-782-9000 ext. 8651
CLE Credit Comments: *BASF/VLSP CLE programs have been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education and Legal Specialization credit by the State Bar of California. The Bar Association of San Francisco is a State Bar of California certified provider.


Apr 8/Seattle - International Lawyers Responding to Haiti

 Join Brian Concannon Jr., director of the Joseph, Oregon-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and coordinator of the Lawyers' Earthquake Response Network, as he discusses the international legal response to the earthquake in Haiti, including legal work conducted in both Haiti and the United States. Mr. Concannon will discuss how the extreme mortality of the earthquake is, to a large extent, the result of inadequate development of the rule of law in Haiti, and of international policies implemented by the Haitian government and the international community. He will also discuss both short-term efforts to enforce the rights of earthquake victims and longer-term efforts to build the stability necassary for Haiti to become less vulnerable to the next natural disaster.

Attendees at the interesting CLE will gain an understanding of:

    * Expanding United States immigration opportunities for Haitians
    * The legal obligations of donor states under human rights law
    * Enforcing housing rights in Haiti
    * Enforcing the rights of internally displaced people in Haiti

"International Lawyers Responding to Haiti"

When: Thursday, April 8, 2010
            Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Offices of William Kastner Gibbs - Two Union Square
             601 Union St., Ste. 4100, Seattle

WSBA International Practice Section

International Practice Section members - Free
Law students - Free
Non-International Practice Section members - $35


Special Accomodations: Please contact Shazahd Qadri (


Apr 9, 16+23/MN (Webinar) - Fair Housing Implications: At Admission, During Tenancy, and Lease Termination Webinar Series (Part 1)

This webinar series consists of three one-hour trainings on fair housing law. It is designed for Minnesota attorneys and advocates who are not fair housing specialists. 

The trainers will discuss fair housing implications at all stages of the tenancy - at application and admission, during the tenancy, and at lease termination or eviction court. Trainers will provide attorneys and advocates with additional legal theories when working with clients trying to access housing, clients having issues while living in rental housing, and clients who are being evicted.

Trainers: Lael Robertson, Staff Attorney - Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis' Housing Discrimination Law Project and Laura Jelinek, Supervising Attorney - Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services' Housing Equality Law Project.

The series will be held on three consecutive Fridays: April 9th, 16th and 23rd; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time

This webinar series is open to legal aid and volunteer attorneys only.

CLE Credit Comments: 1 hour of "standard" CLE credit for each webinar in the series will be applied for.

Ann Conroy
Minnesota Legal Services Coalition
651-228-9105, X111

By: Minnesota Legal Services Coalition 


Apr 8/CA Webinar - Finding Foreclosure Relief in Tough Times

This webinar reviews strategies available to help homeowners facing foreclosure in these tough economic times. We consider the benefits and barriers to various options including: loan modification, litigation, bankruptcy, short sales, reverse mortgages, and walking away.
Presenter: Tara Twomey, National Consumer Law Center

Thursday April 08 , 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Armchair Training: Finding Foreclosure Relief in Tough Times (Webinar)


Online, CA

Denise Watt
Legal Aid Association of California
(415) 834-0100 x 304
Source: CALegalAdvocates


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Apr 27/ Brooklyn, NY - Tracing Missing Persons

In the course of practicing law, many attorneys encounter situations in which necessary parties to an action or witness cannot readily be located, even through the use of common databases.

Charles Eric Gordon, Esq., investigative counsel to the legal profession, corporate law departments and private detective agencies will present a practical program on tracing missing defendants, spouses, witnesses, heirs, beneficiaries and others, including individuals who have been absent for many years or are otherwise difficult to locate.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in a "Question and Answer" period during which actual missing person situations from their own practices can be discussed and for which Charles Eric will offer guidance on how these particular problems may be solved.
Your Commitment
The cost of this course is $75 or is FREE to those who accept at least one pro bono referral* from the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project before October 27, 2010.  Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.
Tracing Missing Persons

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When: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 – 12:30-2:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
1.5 MCLE CREDITS: Skills
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys
* Please note that the VLP does not assign missing persons cases; therefore, pro bono referrals in exchange for this course are available in any of the VLP's other project areas, including family law, uncontested divorce, 17A Guardianship, the CLARO consumer debt clinic, bankruptcy, elder law and foreclosure intervention.  For more information, please contact Pro Bono Coordinator Jessica Spiegel at 718-624-3894, ext. 4.


First Sale Doctrine - On-Demand MCLE

Copyright law's first sale doctrine might seem straightforward. On its face, it tells us that, after the first sale of a particular object that embodies a copyrighted work, the copyright holder's rights are exhausted, and the relevant embodiment is therefore free to flow in the stream of commerce.
But what happens if the original buyer agrees by contract not to resell? And what if the original sale is not a sale at all, but instead is characterized by the parties as a license? And what if that embodiment is not physical but instead digital?
This edition of the IP Colloquium IP Colloquium sets out to understand the first sale doctrine, tracing its public policy justifications and comparing copyright's approach to that of antitrust.
First Sale Doctrine
On-Demand Recording 
  • UC Irvine's Tony Reese
  • Boston University's Michael Salinger
  • George Mason Law Professor Josh Wright
  • UCLA's Doug Lichtman hosts. 
More Information, including more about the faculty, recommended reading and credit info:

Apr 28/Stillwater, MN - Immigration Law

Topic: Immigration Law

Julie Roorda, Esq., Ballou Law Partners, Minneapolis, MN
Royee Vlodaver, Esq., Vlodaver Law Offices, LLC, St. Paul MN

Location: This CLE will be held in conference room 20 (lower level) , Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082.

Date/Time: April 28, 20010 at noon
One standard CLE credit will be applied for.

The Washington County Law Library  ( ) presents this program in coordination with the Washington County Bar Association ( ), but membership in the Association is not required for attendance.
Suggestions for programs are always welcome and should be directed to the County Law Librarian, who may be reached at 651-430-6330.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Apr 23/Salt Lake City, UT - Service Members Facing Default Judgments

The Utah State Courts Want You!

Volunteer are needed to represent service members facing default judgment. Attend a free CLE to find out more.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides active duty service members with protections in civil cases. In cases where service members are facing default judgment, the court must appoint an attorney to locate and contact them to determine how they'd like to proceed with their case.

The court seeks attorneys to volunteer to provide limited representation to service members in this situation. This free CLE explains what protections the SCRA provides service members and describes the responsibilities of volunteer attorneys providing limited representation to service members in default cases.

When & Where
Friday, April 23, 2010, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Matheson Courthouse
450 South State Street
Room W-19, Conference Room A
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Mary Jane Ciccarello, Self-Help Center Attorney, Utah State Courts
Timothy Shea, Senior Staff Attorney, Utah State Courts
Judge Marsha Thomas, Taylorsville Justice Court

CLE Credit
2 hours; 1 hour ethics credit

Register for the CLE by contacting the Utah State Law Library at 801-238-7990 or at

Can't attend the CLE? You can still sign up to be a volunteer attorney at 


Apr 6/Akron, OH - Covering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporter’s Reflections

The University of Akron School of Law's Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility will offer its inaugural Journalism and the Law Lecture titled "Covering the Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporter's Reflections." The lecture will be given by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent and columnist for The New York Times. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, April 6  at 4 p.m. at The Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron, 135 South Broadway, Akron, Ohio. 

One hour of free CLE credit will be offered.

In his presentation, Liptak will discuss the Supreme Court in a time of rapid change. After a decade without new justices in the final years of the Rehnquist Court, the Roberts Court has welcomed three new justices and it may well see a fourth appointment in the near future. Liptak will also consider the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the impact of Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the implications for the Court of the fact that it has become, given Democratic control of Congress and the Presidency, the most conservative of the three branches of government.

The lecture is offered free of charge, however registration is required. Click here to register:


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Apr 6/Seattle: Outcomes of the 2010 Washington State Legislature Session and Impacts on the Construction Industry

The Washington State Legislature is completing on the most difficult of all sessions with revenue shortfalls and budget cuts. As the director of government affairs for Associated General Contractors of Washington, Rick Slunaker has an active presence in Olympia. Rick advocates for proposed new laws or rules that are important to the construction industry, including AGC; maintains positive relationships with elected and appointed state officials; and informs the construction industry, through AGC, of actions taken by the legislature and state agencies.

For our April forum, Rick will discuss the 2010 legislative session from the construction industry's perspective of what was and was not accomplished and the effects on the industry.

Please join us for this timely and informative presentation!

WSBA Construction Law Section Forum: Outcomes of the 2010 Washington State Legislature Session and Impacts on the Construction Industry

When:  Tuesday, April 6, 2010
             5:00 to 7:00 p.m

Where: Washington Athletic Club
             1325 6th Ave., Seattle
Cost: Free for WSBA Construction Law Section members. RSVP required.
RSVP: to Paris Seabrook at by April 2, 2010.


Mar 31/Seattle: Navigating the Realm of International Arbitrations

More and more of our business involves cross-border projects, partners, lenders, workers, and other participants from foreign lands. As a consequence, disputes arise that require adjudication. International arbitration has long been an established method of dispute resolution outside the United States and is becoming increasingly familiar to American practitioners. As its use increases, the options seems to increase. Join James Nagle and Douglas Oles as they guide practitioners through this complicated, yet pertinent, dispute resolution process.

 Attendees of this mini-CLE will gain an understanding of:

    * Advantages and disadvantages of international arbitration
    * Institutional vs. ad hoc arbitration
    * Selecting an administrative agency
    * Peculiar problems of international arbitration
    * Drafting the arbitration clause

Sponsor: WSBA International Practice Section

Title: "Navigating the Realm of International Arbitrations"

When: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
            Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Offices of William Kastner Gibbs
             Two Union Square
             601 Union St., Ste. 4100, Seattle

Credits: Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.

International Practice Section members and law students: Free
Non-International Practice Section members: $35

Special Accomodations: Please contact Shahzad Qadri at