Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Copyright Termination - an On-Demand CLE on Intellectual Property

Copyright law has long recognized in authors an unwaivable right to terminate certain contracts and licensing agreements. A handful of high-profile cases have already called substantial attention to this terminal provision, with disrupts touching such iconic characters as Superman, Captain America, the Fantastic Four, Lassie, and Winne the Pooh.
This edition of the IP Colloquium is a conversation about the termination right, its controversies, and the implications for modern copyright practice.
Copyright Termination
Intellectual Property Colloquium
  • Peter Menell, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
  • David Nimmer, Author of Nimmer on Copyright
  • Doug Lichtman, Professor, UCLA School of Law

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

July 2/Stillwater, MN - All Day CLE

9 – 10 Peter Orput, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney – Recent Federal and State Appellate Cases
10 – 11 Special Agent Gary Swanson, BCA – Investigation and Preservation of Evidence for Trial
11 – 11:15 BREAK
11:15 – 12:15 Tom Tuft, ENE/Mediation
12:15 – 2:30 Murad and Imani Jafar-Mohammad – Getting to Know Your Muslim Client (with 15 min break)

Lunch (pizza and soda pop) is available for $10.
Pre-registration requested – contact Brian Huffman, 651-430-6330.
5 CLE (3 regular and 2 elimination of bias) credits 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, June 28, 2010

June 30/Seattle - 2010 Children and Youth Legislative Wrap-Up: What Advocates Need to Know

Join the Juvenile Law Section and the Alliance for Equal Justice Youth Law Task Force for an informative mini-CLE to learn everything you need to know post-legislative session to serve children and youth. The program will include presentations on legislation related to child welfare, juvenile offenders, civil legal needs of youth, children's healthcare, and an overview of budget items impacting children and youth. Come learn practical tips about how best to advocate for your children and youth clients during this period of limited resources.

WSBA Juvenile Law Section Presents "2010 Children and Youth Legislative Wrap-Up: What Advocates Need to Know"

Co-sponsored by WSBA-CLE and the Alliance for Equal Justice Youth Law Task Force 
When:  Wednesday, June 30, 2010
             11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Children & Youth Justice
             615 2nd Ave., Ste. 275, Seattle
             (And by telephone)

If you would like to participate by telephone, please indicate telephone participation when you register and a call-in number will be e-mailed to you prior to the event.           

Credits: 1.5 general CLE credits

Juvenile Law Section members - Free
Non-Juvenile Law Section members - $10  
Law students - $10

To join the Juvenile Law section, click here
To register for the event, click here
Questions and/or Special Accommodations: Contact Jean Nist at


Thursday, June 24, 2010

July 16+19/Ada County, ID - Military Legal Assistance for National Guard members deploying to Iraq

The Idaho National Guard and Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program  are co-sponsoring free CLE classes for volunteer attorneys to help members of the Guard who are being deployed to Iraq later this year.

The CLE will cover Military Legal Assistance, applicable statutes and regulations, and how the volunteer program will operate.

The CLE is free and materials will be distributed.  Only attorneys who attend a CLE can provide Legal Assistance under this program. 

Two CLE credits have been requested from ISB.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity and CLE, please contact Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) M. Lynn Dunlap (208) 734-5885 or LTC David Dahle, the State Judge Advocate at (208) 272-5199

There are multiple CLE Scheduled:

Physical Address
Ada CountyJuly 16 and 19Ada County Armory
Twin FallsAugust 2Twin Falls Armory

More Information:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Anytime/iTunes - Important Updates to the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act

West LegalEdcenter ( ) says that as part of an initial download of its CLE Mobile app, you'll find a free program in your My Programs under Ready to Play. The featured program is:
Personal Injury Claims: Important Updates to the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act
Production Date: 03/30/2010
Please be sure to check the program details page for specific state accreditation information.

Monday, June 21, 2010

June 24/ Austin, TX - Corporate Counsel Seminar

Thursday, June 24, 2010 from 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CT)

State Bar of Texas Appellate Section – Corporate Counsel Seminar

Corporate Counsel Seminar

Agenda 3.0 hours CLE (1.0 ethics)
2:00-2:30 Introducing Clients to the Appellate Process
2:30-3:00 Do I Really Need Appellate Counsel, and How Do I Select the Right One?
3:00-3:30 Role of Appellate Counsel in Case Management and Trial
3:30-4:00 Technology Issues and Their Impact on Appellate Practice and Briefing
4:00-4:30 Fee Arrangements for Appellate Counsel
4:30-5:00 Trial & Appellate Open Forum (Question/Answer Session)
5:00-6:30 Reception

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

Admission and self-parking are free.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to
 D. Todd Smith at


Friday, June 18, 2010

June 24/ Auburn, NY - Ethics Update: The New Rules One Year Later

CLE Program, Attorney Admissions Ceremony & Luncheon on 6/24/10

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CLE Program
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Admissions Ceremony
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Luncheon

These events are free to members of the NDNY-FCBA and/or Cayuga County Bar Association. The cost is $50 to non-members. To become a member of the NDNY-FCBA, please visit .

Topic: Ethics Update: The New Rules One Year Later

Advertising: Alexander v. Cahill - Problems Arising Under

The New Rules; Judicial Perspectives on Ethical Issues

(2.0 CLE Credit Hrs. Ethics & Professionalism)
Judicial Panel of Federal and State Judges including
Chief Judge Norman A. Mordue and Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr.

Moderator: Patrick M. Connors, Esq.
Admissions Ceremony & Complimentary Luncheon to follow.

Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd., Auburn, New York 13021.

Co-sponsored with the Cayuga County Bar Association.

Admissions Applications by 6/17/10 (Tracy Donovan at ).

CLE & Luncheon Registration by 6/21/10 (NDNY-FCBA at ).


June 23/Web - Benefits of Project Management

Paul C. Easton writes:
On June 23rd, LexisNexis will present a virtual panel on the "discipline and benefits of project management" as part of its "The Business of Litigation" series.

Project management is nothing more than rationally supervising the process of (a) deploying resources (b) which have associated costs (c) against tasks (d) to accomplish specified objectives. Viewed this way, disputed matters and transactions are simply types of projects, albeit sophisticated ones. Learn more about how project management can help make alternative billing models more predictable, transparent, and effective, including:
* Why your firm needs to focus on continually improving project management skills
* Developing ways to more readily provide budget updates to clients
* Ensuring that lawyers are skilled at clarifying and communicating expectations and guiding the engagement process
* Implementing processes to review performance at the end of an assignment, or sooner, if need ("Lessons Learned")
* Applying the appropriate staffing model that provides the needed skills at an acceptable value.

Title: The Discipline and Benefits of Project Management Format: on-line CLE

Cost: FREE

Organizations: LexisNexis and Adam Smith, Esq.

Host: LexisNexis

Moderator: Kevin Stehr, Vice-President, LexisNexis Litigation & Research Solutions

Panelists include:
* Tom Birsic, Partner and Litigation Practice Leader, K&L Gates
* Jamie A. Brown, Director, Fennemore Craig, P.C.
* David Burt, DuPont Corporate Counsel * Rick Rose, General Counsel, Calgon Carbon
* Other panelists to be announced

Date: June 23, 2010, 2:00pm ET

CLE: Approved for one general CLE credit.

Accreditation: Not Listed. Contact event organizers.

July 15/Webinar - Ethical Considerations of Outsourcing, Offshoring and Cloudsourcing

Outsourcing—particularly to third-party providers in remote locations—is here to stay. Similarly, there is a trend towards computing "in the cloud" (GoogleDocs is probably the most familiar example), which spares your firm painful and expensive software in-stallations and upgrades, enhances collaboration, and makes your work available 24/7 from any device that can get online. But what are the ethical implications in sharing confidential documents and work product with third parties? 
Learn what you need to know to disaggregate intelligently. Firms will find it essential to mine and analyze data they have ignored. Competitive intelligence (focusing on the external environment), business intelligence (focusing on firms' internal processes), and knowledge management will be new growth sectors inside law firms. Be sure you stay strictly within the bounds of the profession's ethical traditions


Ethical Considerations of Outsourcing, Offshoring and Cloudsourcing
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 2:00pm ET
Approved for 1 Ethics credit

Moderator:  Kevin Stehr, Vice-President, LexisNexis Litigation & Research Solutions
Panelists include:
  • Tom Birsic, Partner and Litigation Practice Leader, K&L Gates
  • Jamie A. Brown, Director, Fennemore Craig, P.C.
  • David Burt, DuPont Corporate Counsel
  • Rick Rose, General Counsel, Calgon Carbon
  • Other panelists to be announced

Thursday, June 17, 2010

July 8/NYC, NY - Air Rights Deals: Buying, Selling and Transferring Development Rights in NYC

In New York City where the availability of land is limited often the only way to build is by acquiring development rights (a/k/a "air rights"). This class provides a comprehensive review and analysis of air rights including the history and development of the legal concept of air rights, the role of the NYC Zoning Resolution in air rights deals, how to determine if there are available air rights to acquire, the nuts and bolts of an acquisition of air rights, the documents necessary to memorialize an air rights deal, and the title company's role in an air rights transaction.

Air Rights Deals: Buying, Selling and Transferring Development Rights in NYC

Date and Time: July 8, 2010, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Wells Fargo, 530 Fifth Avenue (44th/45th Streets), 15th Floor

Cost: Free

Instructor: Caroline Harris, Esq., Goldman Harris LLC

CLE Credit: 3 Areas of Professional Practice Credits

Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Register here:

About Us

CLE New York City is owned and operated by an independent group of attorneys and consultants whose mission is to provide a single, centralized, and easy to use location for all CLE's offered in NYC. This website is offered as a free service to all NYC attorneys who are looking for CLE classes in the New York City area. "

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Anytime/OK Webinar - Lawyers Targeted For Fraud. Don’t be a Victim

"Many thousands of attempts are now made to defraud lawyers by e-mails from individuals pretending to be potential clients. A surprising number are successful. The problem is the lawyers receive six figure checks purporting to be settlements that are forged cashier's checks. Many lawyers are not aware of how long it takes the banking system to recognize and notify depositors of the forged checks. Scammers attempt to have money wired to them before discovery. Learn how to protect yourself from these situations and to recognize the "badges of fraud" in these e-mails. This free webinar, presented as a service to our members from OBA-CLE features OBA Management Assistance Program Director Jim Calloway."

Jim Calloway
Director Management Assistance Program
Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, OK

Lawyers Targeted For Fraud. Don't be a Victim!

Price: FREE

Course: 48225

Course Level:

27 Minutes

Original Program Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Monday, June 14, 2010

July 14/NYC - A Guide to IRC 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

This class provides both newly admitted and more experienced practitioners with a comprehensive review of IRC §1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges and the role that statute plays in real estate transactions that utilize this tax deferral strategy including discussions of the statutory history of §1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges, reasons for employing IRC §1031, in-depth discussion of the definition of "like-kind exchange" and its treatment by the IRS, Tenant-In-Common properties, REITs, treatment of vacation and second homes under IRC §1031, forward exchanges, reverse exchanges, and an in-depth discussion of the mechanics of properly conducting a tax deferred exchange under IRC §1031 including required and recommended documentation and the role of both the attorney and Qualified Intermediary in the transaction.

Date and Time:
July 14, 2010, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Bank of America, 335 Madison Avenue (44th Street), 5th Floor


CLE Credit:
3 Areas of Professional Practice Credits

Bank of America

Register here:

Friday, June 11, 2010

June 17/Seattle - Standing Rules of Engagement (SROE)

Free to members of the WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) section.

LAMP Section Quarterly Meeting:  
ThursdayJune  1 7 , 2010 Mini-CLE: "Standing Rules of Engagement (SROE)" * 
11:30   a.m. ~  1: 30 p.m.
Presented by Capt. Alex Straub     
12:30 p.m.    
Ben Bridge Corporate Office
2901 3rd Avenue, 2nd Floor  
*  Submitted for approval for 1 general CLE Credit.  We will notify everyone if it is approved.  
If approved in time, I'll re-send this with a link to th CLE registration.  You may also register in person  on the 17th.  
Please e-mail if you plan to attend.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

July 1/Seattle WA - Managing Risk When Drafting Agreements for Cross-Border Transactions Between the U.S. and Japan

Attendees at this interesting CLE will gain an understanding of:
  • Overview of the Japanese legal process
  • Practical tips for practitioners when preparing cross-border documents
  • Advantages and disadvantages of engaging in cross-border transactions

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Perkins Coie
1201 Third Ave., Ste. 4800, Seattle

Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits

WSBA International Practice Section

"Managing Risk When Drafting Agreements for Cross-Border Transactions Between the U.S. and Japan"

Join Ms. Naoko Shatz as she examines steps that American lawyers or businesses can take to protect themselves from liability for conduct by its Japanese business partners, when drafting and negotiating agreements for cross-border transactions. Examples of recent cross-border transactions and related agreements that have been drafted and negotiated will be introduced to identify the common issues and pitfalls. In addition, business problems in conjunction with the legal issues unique to Japanese corporations will also be discussed to distinguish between domestic and international corporate work.


International Practice Section members - Free
Non-International Practice Section members - $35
(Note: you can join the section for $35 and then register for this event free - and get some future events free too!)
Law students - Free

Special Accommodations:
Please contact Shahzah Qadri at


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 16/Web - The Dangers of Downloading: Nimmer on Peer-to-Peer Sharing

Mike Mintz writes:
"I first met David Nimmer in the summer of 2004.  He was visiting our Newark office to give a talk about copyright in the digital age and a new update to his famous treatise Nimmer on Copyright.  As a presenter, David was as brilliant as he is a lawyer: dynamic, knowledgeable, and funny (yes funny).

You now have the opportunity to join a live presentation with David Nimmer and see what I'm talking about.  Register for our free CLE webinar*** happening on June 16, 2010 at 12pm EST where David will talk about people getting sued for using the Internet – pretty scary stuff
***The webinar is for Connected members only, so if you are not yet a member, register today – it's 100% free – and you get a free CLE webinar with David Nimmer!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June 15/Hastings MN - Tips From The Bench

Presented by Hon. Karen J. Asphaug, Hon. Erica H. MacDonald and Hon. Kathryn D. Messerich, 1st Judicial District Court

1 standard CLE credit will applied for.

The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association offer monthly CLE sessions in 2 locations (Apple Valley and Hastings). The sessions are free. You do not have to be a FDBA member to attend.

Sessions will be held in the former cafeteria in the basement of the Judicial Center (unless otherwise noted). The sessions will be held from noon to 1:00pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Tips from the Bench

June 16, 2010

More Information:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Anytime/MN - Free CLE for pro bono services

Minnesota offers free CLE credit in exchange for pro bono represenation, under certain conditions.

"Pro Bono Legal Representation
effective July 1, 2008
A Lawyer may claim 1 hour of standard CLE credit for every 6 hours of pro bono legal representation that the lawyer provides to a pro bono client in a legal matter that has been referred to the lawyer by an approved legal services provider or by a Minnesota Judicial Branch program.  No more than 6 hours of credit may be claimed per reporting period by a lawyer for pro bono legal representation.  In order to receive CLE credit the lawyer must submit an Affidavit of Pro Bono Representation to the Board (see Appendix II).

Court Order Amending the Rules

The organizations funded by the Legal Services Advisory Council (LSAC) for FY10-11 (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011) can be found at:
The organizations funded by the Lawyer Trust Account Board (LTAB) for FY10-11 (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011) can be found at:
The organizations currently funded by Legal Services Corporation can be found at:
The organizations currently designated by the Minnesota Lawyer Trust Account Board as an approved legal services providers can be found at:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Anytime/IL - Webcast - Professional Responsibility Roundtable: A Discussion of the New Lawyer Ethics Rules

Professional Responsibility Roundtable: A Discussion of the New Lawyer Ethics Rules in Illinois (May 2010)

Presented by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

This program is accredited for 2.0 hours of MCLE/PCLE credit in Illinois
by the MCLE Board and the Illinois Commission on Professionalism. 

please click the following link:
After you click on the link, here are some additional instructions:

  1. Enter your name, address and email address (DO NOT use the same e-mail address as another registrant.)

  2. Enter the password (Your Attorney #): e.g., 111111 (PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ENTER THE CORRECT #.) 
Program Agenda 

An Overview of the Education of the Illinois Bar and an Introduction of Justice Anne M. Burke
Joan Myers Eagle, Esq., ARDC Commissioner
Klein Dub & Holleb Ltd, Chicago

The Illinois Supreme Court's Perspective on the Adoption of the New Rules
Hon. Anne M. Burke Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, First Judicial District

 Roundtable Panel Discussion
A Discussion of Hypotheticals Highlighting the New Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct
Moderator James J. Grogan, Esq. ARDC Deputy Administrator & Chief Counsel
Robert A. Creamer, Esq. Legal Ethics Consultant, Evanston, Illinois
Warren Lupel, Esq. Lupel Weininger LLP, Chicago
Wendy J. Muchman, Esq. ARDC Director of Litigation/Director of Outreach (Chicago)
Anne E. Thar, Esq. Winston & Strawn, Chicago

Minimizing Disciplinary Trouble
Jerome Larkin, Esq., ARDC Administrator

Certificate of Attendance for MCLE Credit

Upon completion of  the seminar, you will receive an e-mail instructing you to complete a seminar survey.  Once the survey has been e-mailed back and the ARDC has verified your participation, a Certificate of Attendance for MCLE credit in Illinois (2.0 hours) will be e-mailed to you for your records.  Under the MCLE rules, you must keep the Certificate for three years after the end of your two-year reporting period.  Do not submit it to the MCLE Board unless you are audited by the MCLE Board. 

To request a copy of the Certificate of Attendance, please e-mail


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Multiple dates/CO - Free CLE Program for Colorado Attorneys

Internet consultant Kevin Millikin writes:
"For the last 4 years I have conducted a CLE seminar entitled "Using the Internet to Develop and Retain clients". The program takes one hour, and all attendees receive 1 General credit.

If are a member of a specialty bar association, a young lawyers group, or office share with several solo attorney's or small firm's, and would like to reward you group with this free CLE program please let me know.

Please give me a call at 303-550-5509 with questions or possible dates that would work for your group, or drop me an email."
More Information:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 2/Webinar (CA) - Proven Strategies to Increase Value and Contain Costs Beginning Early in the Litigation Lifecycle

"With twenty new cases a month involving eDiscovery issues, the legal community has been in reactive mode, coping with a disparate chain of products and services and costly handoffs. Trouble is, this approach risks chain-of-custody and communication breakdowns and is only as strong as its weakest link. In 2010, the legal technology community will eliminate weak links to streamline eDiscovery end-to-end. There's been a lot of talk about a single platform approach, but now more than ever law departments and their outside counsel are moving to it.

"With a single technology platform across the EDRM, legal teams are cutting expense, reducing risk and taking advantage of modern methods and technologies provided by Autonomy's private cloud-based eDiscovery. Drawing from the expertise of industry thought leaders and active members of The Sedona Conference® and the EDRM Advisory Board, attendees will learn how clients and law firms are collecting to the cloud and using unique Early Case Assessment tools and advanced Review techniques to achieve results in a reasonable, defensible manner."
Title: Proven Strategies to Increase Value and Contain Costs Beginning Early in the Litigation Lifecycle
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Time: 1:00 PM (EDT)
Presenter:  George Socha,  President, Socha Consulting
Presenter:  Deborah Baron, VP Legal and Compliance, Autonomy

CLE Certification: 1.0 CLE Credit Hour Approved in CA. Non-California attorneys may apply for CLE credit in their state (California is an approved jurisdiction in most states). For more information regarding your state's CLE requirements, visit your state bar website.
To register click here.