Monday, February 28, 2011

Web/Anytime - Tim Wu and The Master Switch by Intellectual Property Colloquium

Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu has been one of the leading voices in the debate over network neutrality. He is a scholar of both copyright and telecommunications law; and, over the years, he has developed some pretty influential views about how legal rules impact innovation. Tim just wrote a summary of his views in the form of pop-press book entitled, The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires.
On this edition of the IP Colloquium, he joins UCLA Law Professor Doug Lichtman to talk about that book, and the ideas it articulates about innovation and competition.
The show lasts one hour; it can be streamed or downloaded from the page linked below; approved for CLE Credit in several jurisdictions.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Mar 7/Little Rock, AR - Citation Insights: The Bluebook, the ALWD Citation Manual, and the Arkansas Supreme Court’s Citation Rules and Practices

If you want information about using citations in Arkansas trial court and appellate court briefs, the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law will be hosting a free CLE on Monday, March 7 at 11:30. The CLE, entitled Citation Insights: The Bluebook, the ALWD Citation Manual, and the Arkansas Supreme Court’s Citation Rules and Practices, will be presented by Professor Coleen Barger.

Attorneys who attend can receive 1 hour of CLE credit. There is no charge for the CLE, but there is a $5 charge for lunch. If you plan to attend, please email Haley Walker at .

UALR School Of Law
1201 McMath Avenue
Little Rock, AR

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Apr 8/Baltimore, MD - Veterans' Legal Assistance Conference

Designed for law students, lawyers, policy makers, and other service professionals, this conference will provide a forum for discussing critical issues facing our veterans. The conference also includes a training for lawyers interested in representing veterans in their claims for service-connected disability benefits.

The announcement does not contain CLE accreditting information, but you should be able to work something out with your licensing jurisdiction.

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, University of Maryland School of Law, Homeless Persons Representation Project

April 8, 2010 0  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

University of Maryland School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD
Kiah Elmore
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

This conference is free, but registration is required.
Apr 8/Baltimore, MD - 3rd Annual Veterans' Legal Assistance Conference

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mar 15/New York City, NY - ZONING: A TO Z

Purchasers of commercial property purchase the property with the intent of using it for a specific purpose or even changing the use. Therefore, it is important for the practitioner who is representing such a purchaser to understand the local zoning regulations that are applicable to the transaction in order to verify that the purchaser can legally do what they want to with the property. In order for the attorney to provide his or her client with meaningful land use and zoning advice and counsel, it is useful to have an understanding of what zoning regulations are, how they came about, and how they operate. This class provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the history, structure, use and impact of zoning regulations in New York City and the metropolitan area. Emphasis will be placed on practical and legal issues that practitioners need to understand.

Title : ZONING: A TO Z

Date: March 15, 2011, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Bank of America, 335 Madison Avenue (44th Street), 5th Floor
Instructor: Howard Goldman, Esq.. GoldmanHarris LLC
Sponsor: Bank of America
CLE Credit: 3 Areas of Professional Practice Credits
To Register:


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mar 17/ Washington, DC - Children's Law Center Guardianship Pro Bono Attorney Training

Permanent guardianship is a frequently used permanency option which can provide stability for children in the neglect system as well as continuing contact with the biological family in many cases. This training will address the nuts and bolts of guardianship including, when guardianship is the best option, how to advise clients, how to prepare and file the guardianship motion, common legal issues, guardianship subsidy, litigating a contested guardianship, case law, what to do when a guardianship threatens to disrupt, and changes made by the new guardianship law. In addition to learning guardianship law and practice, you will hear from a guardian who selected this option to care for a child in the neglect system, and from a pro bono attorney who has represented several clients in guardianship matters.

Children's Law Center Guardianship Pro Bono Attorney Training

Thursday March 17 , 2011  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
By: Children's Law Center

Melanie Jaskolka
Children's Law Center

202-467-4900 ext. 586

Mar 10/Seattle, WA - Multicultural Witness Preparation: Learn why there are very few Ford “Pintos” in Brazil and other helpful miscommunication anecdotes.

This seminar is designed to provide attorneys with the information and skills that will aid them in preparing witnesses for trials and depositions.  While focus on prepping witnesses from non-American backgrounds, the techniques outlined will provide practitioners useful tips on how to handle people from any walk of life.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to deal and communicate with foreign clients as well as receive tips on effective cross cultural communication. Attendees will also gain an understanding of "what not to do" when dealing with multi-cultural witnesses and clients.

Title: Multicultural Witness Preparation: Learn why there are very few Ford "Pintos" in Brazil and other helpful miscommunication anecdotes.
Sponsor: WSBA International Practice Section
Speaker: Matthew McCusker - Tsongas Litigation Consulting, Inc., Seattle
When: Thursday, March 10, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Cloumbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2450
Seattle, 98104
CLE Credits: 1.5 Credits (1.5 general credits)
$0 for International Practice Section members and law students
$35 non-section members
(Sorry, the WSBA-CLE Passport may not be used to register for this program)
Click here for further details and online registration:


Monday, February 21, 2011

Mar 1/New York, NY - Introduction to HAMP and Foreclosure Settlement Conference Advocacy

The City Bar Justice Center's Foreclosure Project is now entering its third year. Begun in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and now receiving additional funding from the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and NYC Service, the Foreclosure Project provides pro bono legal representation to New York City residents whose homes are threatened with foreclosure. We need your help.
Participating lawyers will be trained to represent homeowners in the settlement conferences now mandated for residential foreclosure actions, as well as assist homeowners with applications for loan modifications through the federal Home Affordable Modification Program. For homes that cannot be saved, volunteers help homeowners secure an orderly transition with minimal damage to credit.
This is a great opportunity to help your community while honing your advocacy skills.
Attendees agree to represent at least one client pro bono from the City Bar Justice Center in exchange for the free CLE training. Volunteers must be attorneys in good standing admitted in New York State.
Registration required. Please email Ben Seibel at .

Introduction to HAMP and Foreclosure Settlement Conference Advocacy

Tuesday March 01 , 2011 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

 New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY

Ben Seibel
City Bar Justice Center

More information, including flyer:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

May 12/Web - Bensen & Myers’ Best Practices for Litigation Management Budgeting Tools, Settlement Strategies, and Solving Ethical Dilemmas

Complimentary LexisNexis® Webinar on Bensen & Myers’ Best Practices for Litigation Management Budgeting Tools, Settlement Strategies, and Solving Ethical Dilemmas
Thursday, May 12, 2011
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM (Americas) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Corporations seek predictability. CEOs demand intelligently formed strategic plans based on thorough assessment of the market, reliable data and innovation. CEOs also expect flawless and ethical execution by well-trained and developed teams, using methods that keep costs under control or, better yet, reduce them. But litigation often brings unforeseen turbulence that that sends those plans into a tailspin. And for most large corporations litigation is a part of their daily existence. Can the rules of running a business be applied to litigation itself? Are there methods of adding a level of predictability to the process? How can litigation teams be trained and developed? How can costs be controlled, reduced or avoided?
LexisNexis will host a panel featuring two experienced litigators and authors, along with an expert on Legal Process Outsourcing to provide you with guidance and insights on these issues during the complimentary webinar “Bensen & Myers’ Best Practices for Litigation Management - Budgeting Tools, Settlement Strategies, and Solving Ethical Dilemmas.” The webinar is scheduled on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time.

Designed for in-house counsel and law firms alike, the webinar will address these topics followed by answers to your questions:
  • Litigation Budgets: Starting an Engagement on the Right Foot with a Budget and Management Protocol
  • Litigation Budgets as a Financial Tool
  • Litigation Budgets as a Management Tool
  • Determining the right size for the litigation team
  • Legal Process Outsourcing: Benefits and Challenges Regarding Budgets
  • Understanding Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 and Complying with Disclosure Obligations Ethically
  • Properly Withholding Material From Disclosure: An examination of Model Rules 1.6, 1.13 and 1.18
  • Waiver of Privilege or Work Product Protection
  • Training Junior Associates in Best Practices
  • Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality
Appearing on the panel will be: Rebecca Kelder Myers, Esq. of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in New York, Eric Bensen, Esq., Author & Consultant in New York and Jeffrey Teso of CPA Global North America, LLC.
*LexisNexis® is approved for Telephonic/Webinar training in 43 states. This specific webinar is approved in 36 states including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York†, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. This specific webinar is in the approval process for Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming.


Friday, February 18, 2011

WSBA Criminal Law Section Scholarships for 2010 Criminal Justice Institute

One way to get free CLE is by applying for a scholarship.

The WSBA Criminal Law Section is pleased to award a limited number of scholarships worth at least $299 each for individuals to attend the 2010 Criminal Justice Institute scheduled for September 16–17 in Seattle.

To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must be an attorney who is/has been a member of the Washington State Bar Association or a law student. Scholarships will be awarded to prosecutors and defense attorneys. If sufficient applications are not received, law students may also be considered. 

To apply for a scholarship, applicants must submit a letter of application stating how they meet the necessary criteria and why they should receive a scholarship, including a demonstrated financial need. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is August 24, 2010. For more details, see CJI 2010 Scholarships:


Feb 25/Cleveland, OH - What We Know About Judicial Elections in Ohio

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Task Force on Judicial Excellence (TFOJE) will hold its second public forum on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in the Moot Courtroom from 7 to 9 p.m.

The topic of this forum will be: "What We Know About Judicial Elections in Ohio – creating a 'baseline' for judicial election processes in Ohio, and especially Cuyahoga County." In addressing this topic, the TFOJE aims to discuss (a) a brief history of why we elect judges in Ohio; (b) the inherent conflicts in an elective system involving the judiciary; (c) what we know about how people make decisions in judicial elections; and (d) what can be done to help voters to make more informed judgments when voting for judge.

Speakers will include Lawrence Baum, Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University, and Michael E. Solimine, the Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  Professor Baum will present on his empirical studies of how and why voters select candidates in the voting booth. Professor Solomine is the most frequent author of law reviews on Ohio and its election of judges.

The forum will be open to the public for comment.
The CMBA is approved for 2.0 hours of CLE credit from the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE.
Thu, 02/24/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Task Force on Judicial Excellence

The Task Force on Judicial Excellence is an initiative of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association that seeks to study, evaluate and make recommendations to improve the system through which Ohio elects judges. Comprised of experienced local attorneys from diverse practices, the Task Force holds monthly public forums that give members the opportunity to gather information and elicit suggestions.

For more information on the Task Force, visit
and What We Know About Judicial Elections in Ohio

Read articles by Lawrence Baum (below are links to summaries and the full articles)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Feb 25/Seattle - RCW 13.36 Guardianships

Subject Matter:
RCW 13.36 Guardianships
When:   February 25, 2011
             12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Attorney General's Office, Chief Sealth Room
              800 5th Ave., 20th Floor, Seattle

Credits: 1.25 CLE credits pending
Check back for more information and registration form:

Mar 2, 9, 16/ White Plains, NY - Comprehensive Immigration Law Training for Pro Bono Practitioners

The Public Service Committee of the Federal Bar Council Presents
Comprehensive Immigration Law Training for Pro Bono Practitioners

Program Description
The Public Service Committee of the Federal Bar Council presents a three evening
training series aimed at familiarizing pro bono practitioners with
principles of immigration law and practice. The three trainings will focus,
respectively, on the legal and practical framework of immigration law, asylum
law, and collateral implications of immigration status in criminal proceedings.
Interested attorneys need not attend all three sessions.

Panelists and Locations (Light dinner will be served)
March 2, 2011: Legal and Practical Framework of Immigration Law
Location: Milbank Tweed, One Chase Manhattan Plaza
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Opening remarks by the Hon. Judge Robert Katzmann, U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit
Hon. Judge Noel Brennan, U.S. Immigration Court, Executive Office of
Immigration Review
Robert Juceaum, Of Counsel, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson,
Aaron Morris, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration Equality

March 9, 2011: Asylum Law Training
Location: Morrison & Foerster, LLP, 1290 Avenue of the Americas
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Opening remarks by the Hon. Judge Denny Chin, U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit
Jennifer Kim, Director, Refugee Assistance Program, City Bar Justice Center
Mark Von Sternberg, Senior Attorney, Catholic Charities Community
Services / Archdiocese of New York
Lauris Wren, Clinical Professor / Attorney-in-Charge, Asylum Clinic,
Hofstra Law School

March 16: 2011: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conviction
Location: Shearman & Sterling, LLP, 599 Lexington Avenue
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Opening remarks by the Hon. Sarah M. Burr, Assistant Chief
Immigration Judge.
Jojo Annobil, Attorney-in-Charge, Immigration Law Unit, Legal Aid Society
James Harris, criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in
post-conviction litigation
Lindsay Nash, Arthur Liman Fellow, Immigration Justice Clinic, Benjamin
N. Cardozo School of Law
Isaac Wheeler, Litigation Staff Attorney, Immigrant Defense Project

Program Coordinators
Ruti Smithline and Shiri Wolf, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Meghan Gabriel and Nehal Siddiqui, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
Federal Bar Council Public Service Committee Chair
Jamie Levitt, Morrison & Foerster LLP

CLE Credit Information
March 2 and 16, 2011: These transitional CLE programs have been approved in
accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for CLE credits to be applied
toward the areas of Professional Practice, Ethics, and Skills.
March 9, 2011: This transitional CLE program has been approved in
accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for CLE credits to be applied
toward the Professional Practice requirement.

Registration Information
** Please note: Registrants are requested to take on a pro bono immigration case in the next 12 months. **

Register by sending e-mail to: .

Please include in the e-mail message: (1) your name; (2) e-mail address; (3) firm name; and (4) date of training session(s) you are registering for.

There is no charge for this program.

Federal Bar Council
123 Main Street, Suite L100, White Plains, NY 10601-3104
(914) 682-8800 • Fax (914) 682-4400  •

Feb 25/Philadelphia, PA - Pro Bono Training Program on Homeownership/Probate

Philadelphia VIP will hold a Pro Bono Training Program on Homeownership/Probate, on February 25, 20111 from 12:00 to 2:15 p.m., at Blank Rome, One Logan Square, 130 North 18th St., Philadelphia.
To register, call 215-523-9550 or e-mail
CLE Credit Comments: Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within 6 months of the training will earn two free substantive CLE credits.

Probate/Homeownership Training (Philadelphia VIP)

Friday February 25 , 2011

  • By: Philadelphia VIP
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Blank Rome
    One Logan Square
    130 North 18th St.
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Contact:
    Philadelphia VIP


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feb 15/New Orleans, LA - BP Deepwater Horizon Claims Process Training CLE

This CLE will be presented by attorneys Soren Giselson and Aaron Ahlquist of Herman, Herman, Katz and Cotlar, and Joel Waltzer and Clay Garside of Waltzer & Wiygul.
Those in attendance will have the opportunity to walk through the claims process step by step with the presenting attorneys, as well as get answers to all questions surrounding this initiative.
The Pro Bono Project in collaboration with the Mississippi Center for Justice and other legal service providers in the Gulf Coast states have banded together to ensure that all those affected by the BP oil spill have equitable access to a fair claims process. This group of legal service providers has been working since last summer to put this effort together and have just recently gotten the greenlight.
"This CLE is the first step to ensuring that our volunteer attorneys are well-prepared to handle any Deepwater Horizon claimants that come our way. We are grateful to Steve Herman for spearheading this training effort and for bringing on board his colleagues to make this a complete learning experience for all, " said Executive Director, Rachel Piercey.

BP Deepwater Horizon Claims Process Training CLE

Tuesday February 15 , 2011
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

By: The Pro Bono Project

The Bar Center
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Linton Carney
The Pro Bono Project

504.581.4043 x 207
CLE Credit Comments: 3 CLE credits


Web/Multiple Jurisdictions - "General online learning can provide another creative way to free CLE"

The Irreverent Lawyer writes:

"General online learning can provide another creative way to free CLE

Granted, approval from your jurisdiction will be required to obtain credit. But there's a lot of upside to the following creative approach to getting free continuing legal education through non traditional CLE study in Law or Philosophy.

The Internet has made widely available a treasure trove of free high-quality online academic video lectures to the general public through websites like Academic Earth | Online Courses | Academic Video Lectures. And lawyers can also benefit from their offerings.

For example ..."

...Read more at General online learning can provide another creative way to free CLE

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Feb 22/Los Angeles - Whom Do You Sue? Exploring Joint Employers, Integrated Enterprises, and Other Multi-Employer Relationships

This program will focus on potential liability in cases involving multi-employer relationships, including with joint employers, integrated enterprises, alter egos, temp agencies, and parent and subsidiary companies.
Multiple perspectives will be provided, as the panelists will speak about issues encountered while representing employers, employees, and unions.

Whom Do You Sue? Exploring Joint Employers, Integrated Enterprises, and Other Multi-Employer Relationships 
Feb 22
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Presented by:
Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section

Holger G. Besch, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Peter S. Dickinson, Bush Gottlieb Singer Lopez Kohanski Adelstein & Dickinson
Ramit Mizrahi, Allred Maroko & Goldberg
Jeffrey A. Rager, The Rager Law Firm
Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
6300 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 1500 Los Angeles, 90048

Registration: 7:30 AM
Meal/Reception: 8:00 AM
Program: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Members FREE
CLE + Plus Members FREE
Guest FREE

1 hr CLE Credit
Registration Code: 011242

For questions about programs or program registration, send e-mail to our Member Services Department:


Mar 9/Toledo, OH - A Comprehensive Approach to Protecting Designs: The Overlap of Patent Design, Trade Dress, and Copyright Protection

The Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2011 Spring Seminar on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.  This year's Seminar is entitled "A Comprehensive Approach to Protecting Designs: The Overlap of Patent Design, Trade Dress, and Copyright Protection" and is intended for attorneys, paralegals, academics, business leaders, and interested parties.  The Seminar will include a substantive lecture portion along with a panel discussion applying the various forms of IP protection to a hypothetical product design.
Date:  Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Location:  The University of Toledo, College of Law
Time:  12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Registration begins @ 12:00 p.m.)
Cost:  Free    TIPLA members (4.0 hours of CLE)
          $100    Non-TIPLA members (4.0 hours of CLE)
          Free    Students / Businesses / Others
Guest Speakers:
  • Theresa A. Orr, Esq.
      General Counsel, HoMedics, Inc.
  • Katrina M. Quicker, Esq.
      Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Christopher D. Weston, Esq.
      Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office
  • William Bryner, Esq.
      Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Click here for a brochure providing additional information along with a registration form.  We ask that you please RSVP by March 4th to receive lecture materials, however, admission will also be permitted at the door.  4.0 hours of Ohio CLE will be available (pending approval) for those who qualify.  Beverages and light snacks will be provided before and during the event.
Please feel free to contact any of the TIPLA Officers with questions or comments.

Brent Bondy
Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feb 18/FL (Web) - How Lawyers Can Power Process Their E-mail. Become an Inbox Conquistador

Email is a total drag, both figuratively and literally. There you sit, before a full inbox, and heaven only knows what you'll find.
Your inbox is not just something you have to process: it contains hopes, fears, desires, and all sorts of emotions that can pop out and manipulate your psyche. Not only that, as you very well know, it can suck your day clean away.
So we at Rocket Matter are very excited to present a full webinar on the subject of being an email conquistador.

How Lawyers Can Power Process Their E-mail. Become an Inbox Conquistador
Click Here to Register
Date: Friday, February 18th, 2011
Time: 12PM – 1:15PM EST
Host: Kendall Coffey, Paul H. Burton
Price: FREE
CLE Status: PENDING approval in FL.

In 60 short minutes, you will learn:
* Six QuickTips to better use your e-mail as a communication tool.
* Five categories into which all e-mail can be triaged.
* Three built-in tools in Microsoft Outlook you can leverage to manage all your e-mail.
* The single most effective process for reviewing and managing all that is on your plate.
About the Presenter:
In past lives, Paul H. Burton has been a corporate finance attorney for a law firm, a professional services director for a software company, and a dot-com entrepreneur. For the past six years, he has been a speaker, author, trainer and coach working with clients who believe individuals drive organizational success.


Feb 24/Seattle, WA - Complexities of the Italian Laws of Inheritance and Foreign Wills

Join Mr. Alessandro Canali, an Italian lawyer, as he discusses the intricacies and nuances of the Italian inheritance system as well as the differences between Italian and U.S. systems in matters of real estate rights and transactions, property and titles public register system and  the office of a civil law notary. Mr. Canali will also discuss the enforceability of a U.S. will, specifically relating to real estate assets, within the Italian courts and the validity of U.S. provisions as it is applicable to Italian inheritance system.

Attendees at this CLE will gain an understanding of:
  • Practical tips on how to enforce foreign wills, specifically U.S. wills within the Italian legal system
  • Common pitfalls as it relates to enforceability of wills and other real estate transactions with the Italian legal system
  • How to minimize the risk of disputes relating to the inheritance laws in Italy
Title: Complexities of the Italian Laws of Inheritance and Foreign Wills
Sponsor: WSBA International Practice Section
When: Thursday, February 24, 2011
            Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Logan Building
             500 Union St., Suite 928, Seattle
CLE Credits: 1.5 general credits
International Practice Section members — Free
Law students — Free
Non-International Practice Section members — $35

Click here for further details and online registration:


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Feb 17/Cleveland - From the Couch to the Web: Developments in the Multichannel Video Programming Distribution Industry and Current Legal Issues

Television has evolved from three national networks airing scheduled programming, to 500-channel cable/satellite platforms, to Internet delivery of "unlimited channels" of video content. But it's the rapid development of the Internet and dissemination of on-line video content that is ushering in the most significant change. And, with such change come numerous legal and practical challenges for traditional video content providers and distributors alike.

In his lecture, Mr. Callard will review the early history of the cable television industry – how it started, how it grew and the legal issues encountered along the way. He will answer the questions: What is cable television? What is a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD)? What is video programming? And what do these terms mean under federal law and FCC regulations? Mr. Callard will discuss recent cases and how they apply to the developing on-line video distribution business. He will describe how they impact his work as a distribution lawyer, to highlight some of the legal/regulatory and practical issues facing both traditional content providers and distributors.

"From the Couch to the Web: Developments in the Multichannel Video Programming Distribution Industry and Current Legal Issues"

Feb 17, 2011 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Distinguished Lecture in Law, Technology, and the Arts presented by the Center for Law, Technology & the Arts
Speaker Information:
George D. Callard
Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs NBC Universal, Inc.

George D. Callard is Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at NBC Universal, Inc. There, he is responsible for multichannel video programming, including negotiation, review and drafting of programming license and retransmission consent agreements for cable, IPTV, broadband and wireless platforms, as well as drafting and negotiation of marketing/advertising agreements, technology and software licensing and development, high technology equipment purchases, customer agreements, and asset purchase agreements with both high growth start-up and mature organizations.

He has significant experience in cable and broadcast FCC matters, regulatory compliance, UCC, and government relations. Previously he was Senior Counsel at AT&T Inc. (2004-07, formerly SBC Communications, Inc.) and at Cinnamon Mueller, LLC (2002-04), Counsel and Assistant Secretary at AT&T Inc. (1995-2001, then known as Ameritech, Inc.), and Associate Counsel for Multimedia Cablevision, Inc. (1992-95). He received his B.A. in Comparative Communist Studies from Union College (1985), his M.A. in International Relations from University of Cincinnati (1988), and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1992).

Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

CLE Credit:
1.0 of CLE credit available.

Additional Information:
Open to the public at no cost.
One FREE hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend.
At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Mar 10/NYC, NY - The Effects of the Foreclosure Crisis on the Practice of Law: How to Avoid Pitfalls” : The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

Hallmark Abstract Service is proud to sponsor and teach a New York State CLE Class  "The Effects of the Foreclosure Crisis on the Practice of Law: How to Avoid Pitfalls"

What: Free, 3 credit hour New York State CLE class
When: March 10, 2011 at 5:30 PM
Where: Hunter College in New York City
RSVP Contact: Michael Haltman at or 516.741.4723

Sponsored by the WWBA Diversity Committee and the Puerto Rican Bar Association
Co-Sponsored by Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP, Hunter College, Hallmark Abstract Service LLC & NorthEast Community Bank
Speakers: Maria Matos, Esq. - Executive Secretary Committee on Character & Fitness
New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department
Andral Bratton, Esq. - Deputy Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Department (2000-2008)
Michael Haltman, - Hallmark Abstract Service LLC
Kathleen Daly, Esq. - Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP
Dale Robyn Siegel, Esq. - Circle Mortgage Group
Revised Date: Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Time: 5:30PM – 6:00PM – Networking and Light Supper
6:00PM – 9:00PM - Program
Place: Hunter College, Hexter Lounge, 4th Floor, 129 East 79th Street, New York, New York
CLE: This program is designed to afford attendees three (3)* Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit in professional practice. CLE approval pending.

Charge: CLE free of charge thanks to our generous sponsors!

(Thanks for the link from Atty Michael Haltman

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mar 10/New York City, NY - Green Buildings: The Future Is Now

The concept of being "green", and more particularly building green, has swept the country and spawned numerous Federal, State, and local laws which, in turn, have created new legal issues that attorneys need to be aware of and understand.

This class provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the impact of buildings on the environment, the legal and public policy reasons for green buildings, an in depth discussion and analysis of the various rating standards and agencies that have been created and are commonly utilized to "rate" green buildings, legal issues related to the burgeoning concepts of "passive buildings" and "zero energy buildings," Federal, State and New York City statutes related to green buildings, and contract, tort and other litigation claims that have arisen out of this new and rapidly developing area of law.

Title: Green Buildings: The Future Is Now

Date: March 10, 2011, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Stanley Alpert, Esq., Constantine Cannon

Sponsor: Bank of America

CLE Credit: 3 Areas of Professional Practice Credits

To Register:


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mar 12+3/White Plains, NY - judging National Mock Trial Competition

On March 12 and 13, 2011, Pace Law School in White Plains< NY is hosting a National Mock Trial competition featuring some of the top schools in the country, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth, among others.  

They are offering 3 free NY general CLE credits for all attorneys who volunteer to judge a round.   A round lasts no longer than 3 hours.   Free parking is available and they will provide complimentary food and beverage.   You can judge as many rounds as you'd like.

You can register to judge online by clicking this link.   If you are aware of anyone who may be interested, feel free to forward the link to them.

If the link does not work, send an email to, or copy and paste this URL into your webbrowser:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feb 25/Columbia, MO - Evolving the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and its Patent Law

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is approaching its 30th anniversary as the focal point of patent law policy in the United States. Many praise the Court for its role in unifying and strengthening patent law doctrine. Others challenge the Court's formalism and argue that a doctrine-specific solitary circuit leads to systematic failures in the development of the law.
In many ways, the Court is operating in a power vacuum, with the U.S. Patent Office denied authority to substantively develop the law and Congress regularly withholding its guidance. Over the past few years, the Supreme Court has taken a more active role in deciding patent cases, but will that increased interest alter the jurisprudence of the Federal Circuit beyond the doctrinal holdings of the High Court?
This year's Missouri Law Review Symposium will explore the ongoing role for the Federal Circuit as a developer of patent law policy, the structure of the Court and its jurisprudential approach, the role of the Court relative to other potential policymaking bodies, and the Court's impact on innovation and in shaping the practice of law.

Evolving the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and its Patent Law Jurisprudence
Missouri Law Review Symposium
February 25, 2011
John K Hulston Hall
MU School of Law
203 Hulston Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-6487

There is no fee for the symposium. The panels are open to the public, but registration is requested by Friday, February 18, 2011. To register, please click here.

Continuing Legal Education CreditThis symposium is approved for 6.3 hours of mandatory continuing legal education credit in the state of Missouri.



About the Missouri Law ReviewUniversity of Missouri School of Law students lead many successful organizations and law journals, including the Missouri Law Review. The law review, an entirely student-run journal, is one of the oldest legal publications west of the Mississippi River. The articles featured in this year's symposium will appear in volume 76, issue 3, in summer 2011. Domestic subscriptions are available for $40; international subscriptions are $45. To view recent issues or request a subscription, please see or call 573-882-7055.


And a tip o' the hat to PatentlyO, for alerting me to this event:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Feb 23/Stillwater, MN - Ethical Issues to Consider when Dealing with Impaired Clients

This is one of a series of continuing legal education programs that the Washington County Law Library presents free of charge in coordination with the Washington County Bar Association; membership in the Association is not required for attendance.
Date/Time: Feb. 23, 2011, noon - 1pm
Presenter: Joan M. Bibelhausen, Esq., Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Title: Ethical Issues to Consider when Dealing with Impaired Clients
One ethics 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.
More Information:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feb 3/New York City, NY - The Effects of the Foreclosure Crisis on the Practice of Law: How to Avoid Pitfalls

Hallmark Abstract Service is proud to sponsor and teach a New York State Free, 3 credit hour New York State CLE class

When: March 10, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Where: Hunter College in New York City

RSVP Contact: or 516.741.4723

Title: "The Effects of the Foreclosure Crisis on the Practice of Law: How to Avoid Pitfalls"


Feb 4/Web: Managing Open Source Software Legal Issues in M&A

According to Jeff Hammond, principal analyst from Forrester Research, "when it comes to Enterprise IT adoption, open source has 'Crossed the Chasm' " and is a mainstream part of most development processes.  But open source, while free, is not free of license obligations and can impact the valuation of a company's IP and software assets.  For people involved in M&A transactions open source can present significant challenges and issues that need to be managed properly to minimize or avoid risks related to valuation, delays in the process, or potentially even loss of a deal.
This webinar ( ) will focus on the legal issues involving open source and M&A transactions.  Attendees will learn a recommended process and how to discover potential issues, including the use of technology to scan software to uncover unknown open source and its associated  license obligations.  Angela Zeigenhorn, a Director in Symantec's Legal Department, along with Karen Copenhaver of Choate Hall & Stewart and Mark Radcliffe of DLA Piper will discuss strategy and perspective on this subject, how they approach it based on their years of experience, and recommendations.   Black Duck has teamed up with thought leaders from the open source community to address a range of issues from the basics of open source to more advanced topics on open source management, strategy and best practices.


For the next Webinar in the series, Karen Copenhaver, partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation and Mark Radcliffe, partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI), will join Angela Zeigenhorn, a Director in Symantec's legal department to cover open source software legal issues in M&A.


Each Webinar will be presented live and then archived for future viewing. MCLE credit is offered for this Webinar. For more information on MCLE credit, please visit our website

Friday, February 4, 2011 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Managing Open Source Software Legal Issues in M&A

Anytime/Web - FL - New Rule 2.420 Seminar: Redacting Confidential Information

This complimentary "New Rule 2.420 Seminar" regarding the responsibility of lawyers to redact confidential information in court filings is provided to you from The Florida Bar. This complimentary program is available to all Bar members at no charge. The program is presented by The Florida Bar Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) and sponsored by Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (FLMIC) and the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm (GPSSF) Section.
CLE Credit Information
This course has been approved for continuing legal education credit under the plan(s) and in the following area(s):
2.00 General CLER Credits.
Seminar Faculty:
  • Honorable Judith Kreeger
  • Paul Regensdorf
Price: FREE
Course №: 58560
Course Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1 Hour 27 Minutes
Original Program Date: Friday, July 30, 2010


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Feb 10/Dallas, TX - The Strategies and Ethics of Medicaid Estate Planning and Asset Protection

Medicaid Planning Partners will be presenting two workshops for Texas State Bar attorneys. This MCLE course, titled The Strategies and Ethics of Medicaid Estate Planning and Asset Protection, counts towards 1.0 hours with 0.5 hours of Ethics. See the posting in the Dallas Bar Association Newsletter ( ) or contact David Yates –  = or more information.

Monday 2/10/2011
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Registration 11:30 am to 11:55 am.
Haynes and Boone Hall / Belo Mansion / Dallas, Texas

State Bar members only - 1.0 free credit hours

Special thanks to the DALLAS BAR ASSOCIATION ( )
And thanks also to Attorney Marvin I. Morales ( ) for alerting us to this event!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Feb 9/Web - NY - New York Practitioners — Civil Litigation Case Discussion

"Join us for an informative CLE Webinar specifically designed for New York practitioners to update you on new and developing topics in civil litigation. In addition to in-depth case discussions, this one-hour Webinar will also cover insights on what these cases mean for your practice.
February 9, 2011
6 - 7 P.M. ET
Register Now!
"In this session, the LexisNexis® New York Civil Advisory Board will recap several recent developments that have an immediate and important impact on the way you practice. Presenters and topics include:
Paul Aloe, Kudman Trachten Aloe LLP
Long-arm attachment in Koehler v. Bank of Bermuda, Hotel 71 Mezz v. Falcour
Kyle Bisceglie, Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP
Cost allocation in disclosure, MBIA v. Countrywide and beyond
Prof. Oscar Chase, New York University School of Law
Developments in res judicata
David L. Ferstendig, Law Offices of David L. Ferstendig, LLC
Non-party disclosure and the Kooper case
David Paul Horowitz, Ressler & Ressler
Dibble v. NYCTA and discovery and expert foundation
Sharon Stern Gerstman, Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Health insurer intervention and Rink

Secure your spot now for this essential CLE Webinar!
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