Thursday, March 31, 2011

Apr 7/Cleveland, OH - The Story of Wanrow: The Reasonable Woman and the Law of Self-Defense

Professor Coker, a nationally recognized expert in domestic violence law and policy, will discuss the case of State v. Wanrow, which is frequently cited as the first "women's self-defense" case. 
In 1973, Yvonne Wanrow was convicted of seconddegree murder for killing a man who had attempted to molest her son. The Supreme Court of Washington reversed her conviction in a ground-breaking opinion in which the court held that the jury instructions violated Wanrow's right to equal protection of the law by using language that suggested Wanrow's conduct should be measured against a reasonable man standard. In her lecture, Professor Coker will explore the issues of gender and mens rea in the context of this seminal case.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Moot Court Room, Cleveland, OH 44115
Donna K. CokerProfessor of Law
University of Miami School of Law
CLE credit: 1 free

Anytime/Web - The Federal Trade Commission & Patent System Reform

The Federal Trade Commission just released its much-anticipated second report on patent system reform. And, on this edition of the IP Colloquium, two of the principal drafters of that report – Suzanne Michel of the Office of Policy Planning, and Deputy General Counsel William Cohen – join UCLA Law Professor Doug Lichtman to talk about its specific reform recommendations:
The Intellectual Property Colloquium is an online audio program devoted to intellectual property topics. We aspire to be something like an NPR talk show, but focused on copyrights and patents, and aimed primarily at a legal audience.
Our programs are neither lectures nor debates. They are instead conversations,with guests drawn from academia, the entertainment community, the judiciary, and various technology industries.
Each program lasts one hour and can either be played on the site or downloaded to any PC or MP3 player. Morever, lawyers who listen to the show can earn free CLE credit in California, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Illinois, Washington, and soon over a dozen other states.
The Colloquium is hosted by Doug Lichtman. Its student director is Chris Moen. Our current show, an archive of previous programs, a schedule of up-coming audios, and various subscription methods are all available at the site."

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Apr 26/Washington,DC - Turner v. Rogers: New Territory for the Constitutional Right to Counsel

Several states, including South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, have created de facto "debtors' prisons" in which individuals too poor to pay their fines or court-ordered obligations are incarcerated without being afforded the opportunity to be represented by counsel. In Turner, the United States Supreme Court will decide whether these individuals have a right to counsel. Join us for a discussion about the constitutional right to counsel in both criminal and civil cases, as well as the implications that Turner could have on the expansion of this right.
Turner v. Rogers: New Territory for the Constitutional Right to Counsel
Tuesday April 26 , 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Washington Council of Lawyers & The Constitution Project
DLA Piper
Conference Room One White (Lower Level)
500 8th Street NW
Washington, DC
Nancy Lopez
The Washington Council of Lawyers

Co-sponsored by the Washington Council of Lawyers and The Constitution Project
Credit: At this time there is nothing in the event announcement about CLE Credit; however, from the content and speakers, it appears to this editor that the event would be eligible for credit in many jurisdictions. Consult with your jurisdiction as to how to apply for credit - REW.

Catherine Carroll, Partner, Wilmer Hale and Pro Bono Counsel for Michael Turner
Jo-Ann Wallace, President, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Debra Gardner, Legal Director, Public Justice Center and Coordinator, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
Moderator: Mary Schmid Mergler, Senior Counsel to the Constitution Project's Criminal Justice Program

The Constitution Project

Drinks and dessert will be provided. Bring your own lunch if desired.

About the Constitution Project
The Constitution Project (TCP) brings together unlikely allies-experts and practitioners from across the political spectrum-in order to promote and safeguard America's founding charter. TCP is working to reform the nation's broken criminal justice system and to strengthen the rule of law through scholarship, consensus policy reforms, advocacy, and public education.

About the Washington Council of Lawyers
Since its founding in 1971, the Washington Council of Lawyers, a voluntary bar association, has promoted public interest practice of law and pro bono service. Council members represent every sector of the Washington legal community -- lawyers and pro bono coordinators from law firms and law schools, lawyers from public interest groups, government agencies and congressional offices, as well as law students and members of law-related professions. We are united in our support of social justice and in our conviction that the legal system must be made to serve the needs of the poor and the powerless. The Washington Council of Lawyers seeks to translate this conviction into action and advance social justice in general.


Apr 8/Akron, OH - What Counts When We Count On Lawyers Being Good?

This lecture will focus on thoughts about lawyer discipline generated by his examination of the ABA’s national registry of reported incidents of disciplinary actions taken against lawyers in relation to suggestions about what the legal profession might do differently to increase ethical lawyer behavior.

What Counts When We Count on Lawyers Being Good?
Preliminary Thoughts on the ABA National Lawyer Regulatory Data Bank
Friday, April 8 at 4 p.m.
The Universty of Akron
302 Buchtel Common. Akron, OH 44325

Burnele Venable Powell is the Miles and Ann Loadholt Professor at Law of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Prior to his current position, he served as Dean at the University of South Carolina School of Law and Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Missouri--Kansas City School of Law. Prior to UMKC, he was Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, where he taught legal ethics and administrative law. Before joining the North Carolina faculty in 1979, Powell was a Graduate Law Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School, where he received his LL.M. degree. Powell also holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Powell’s current professional activities include ex officio membership on the South Carolina Board of Governors and chairmanship of the ABA Consortium on the Delivery of Legal Services, in connection with which he recently chaired the ABA Commission on Access to Lawyers. Powell is also a member of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar’s Admissions Committee.

The event is offered with support from Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust, Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation and United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

One hour of free CLE offered.
Reception to follow the lecture.
To register:
Online Registration
Phone: 330-972-6363

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Apr 30/Madison, WI - Forum on The Role of Organized Labor in a Democracy

I don't know whether this has been submitted for CLE credit, but its content appears to be a balanced look at labor law; you may have to apply for credit as an individual:

Forum on The Role of Organized Labor in a Democracy

On Wednesday, March 30, the UW Law School will host a forum exploring the role of organized labor in a democracy. The event is open to students, the legal and academic community, and the public. Please join us.

Wednesday, March 30, 6-8 pm
Godfrey and Kahn Hall
(Law School Rm. 2260)
975 Bascom Mall

Madison, WI 53706

6:00-6:10 Overview and Introductions
Moderator: Heinz Klug, UW Law School
6:10-7:10 The Place of Workers in a Democracy
"Economics and Quality Jobs"
Laura Dresser, UW Center on Wisconsin Strategies (COWS)
"Budget Impact on Working Families"
Vicky Selkowe, Chief of Staff, Rep. Cory Mason
"Public Pensions - A solution to public deficits?"
Paul Secunda, Marquette University Law School
"Worker Rights as Human Rights: International and Constitutional Perspectives"
Jonathan Rosenblum, Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice
Moderated Q&A: Questions from Prof. Carin Clauss and audience
7:10-7:15 Panel
Introductions: Heinz Klug
7:15-8:00 Public Sector Collective Bargaining - Practitioners' Panel
Union Perspective: Rich Saks, Hawks Quindel SC
Employer Perspective: Shana Lewis, Lathrop and Clark LLP
Neutral Perspective: Howard Bellman, Mediator and Arbitrator
Moderated Q&A: Questions from Prof. Neill DeClercq and audience
8:00 Adjourn

Questions about this event may be addressed to Heinz Klug, Associate Dean, University of Wisconsin Law School, by contacting the dean's office, 262-7370


Apr 7/New York, NY - Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Learn how to help obtain lawful immigration status for undocumented NY youth who have suffered from abuse, abandonment, or neglect. The training will focus on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“SIJS”), providing an overview of the laws and institutions involved in SIJS, and guidance for pro bono lawyers working with undocumented youth.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted by Latham & Watkins LLP
885 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Faculty Chair:Cristina Romero, Esq., Civil Practice

CLE Credit:2 credits total: 1 hour of professional practice/ practice management and 1 hour skills. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Apr 1/Cleveland, OH - International Arbitration: Practice and Modern Developments

International Arbitration: Practice and Modern Developments
Fri, 04/01/2011 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
No preregistration required - register at the door, 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Program begins at 1:30 pm
CLE credit:2.5 hours (free)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mar 31/Web or Seattle, WA - Serving the Legal Needs of Urban Native Americans

Tens of thousands of Native Americans live in and around America’s major cities, often far removed from their ancestral Tribes and families. Often battling poverty and discrimination, many see their legal and civil rights undermined by a lack of resources and effective advocacy.

Join us in person or via webinar for a complimentary seminar as we demonstrate how specialized non-profit legal clinics in the Northwest are providing much-needed guidance and resources to urban Native Americans, and how this success can be replicated in cities throughout the US.

Serving the Legal Needs of Urban Native Americans
Thursday, March 31, 2011, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Foster Pepper PLLC, 30th Floor Conference Center
Open to: 
All Law Students, Attorneys and advocates of all kinds working for Native American Rights; Tribal leaders and members; law students interested in serving Native communities; and anyone interested in helping protect the legal rights of Native people living in urban centers.

Washington State MCLE Board Event ID 282252
5 Credits (2 General, 3 Ethics)

Registration Process: 
Register now -
Contact:  or 206-447-2694

Recognizing the Need (Millie Kennedy (Tsimshian) Northwest Justice Project | Jenine Grey (Tlingit) Chief Seattle Club)
Addressing the Need (John Perkins (Tlingit; Thunderbird/Eagle) Chief Seattle Club | Brooke Pinkham (Nez Perce) Northwest Justice Project | Bree Ramirez (Native Hawaiian) | NW Indian Bar Association | Chrishendra Tucker | Northwest Justice Project)
Bridging the Gap – Relations between Urban Native Americans and Police / Government (Chris Stearns (Navajo) Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker | Seattle Human Rights Commission | Christina Parker (Chippewa Cree) Tulalip Tribal Attorney)
A New Beginning – The Tahoma Indian Center (Joan Staples Baum (White Earth Chippewa) Tahoma Indian Center)
9:00 am Registration
9:30 am - 3:30 pm Program/Q&A (Lunch provided for in person attendees)


Mar 31/ Cleveland, OH - Workplace Privacy and Monitoring

Technological innovations that permit intensive monitoring continue to be developed for deployment in the American workplace. While workplace law previously offered some protections for employee privacy, the legal rights and duties of both employers and employees have become increasingly murky as the newer technologies have been adopted. Some employers are disciplining and terminating employees based on information uncovered by monitoring via GPS surveillance, email and Internet use, and cellular phone data. Professor Levinson, a preeminent scholar in the field of workplace privacy, will explore the interests at stake for both employers and employees and the reasoning in recent judicial opinions that have developed this branch of privacy law. She will also identify some nonjudicial remedial approaches, including legislation and labor arbitration, that offer opportunities to fashion an appropriate balance of interests.

Workplace Privacy and Monitoring: The Quest for Balanced Interests
The Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Moot Court Room, Cleveland, OH 44115
Ariana R. Levinson
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

CLE credit: 1 free

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Apr 6 - Application Deadline for Landesa Women's Land Rights Fellowship Program

From the Editor: This is an unusual opportunity; it is not only CLE, but a host
of benefits, which include in-house training that very likely will satisfy CLE
requirements. It includes substantial service obligations and application will
be a VERY COMPETITIVE PROCESS, but it meets the rules for "Free CLE" so ... if
interested, you should apply IMMEDIATELY.
Landesa Women's Land Rights Fellowship Program Open to: December 2010 and May 2011 Law School Graduates Time Commitment: 1 or 2 years Application Process: Submit a Statement of Interest, Resume/CV, Official law school transcript, Writing sample, and Three references (please include name and contact information) Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Contact: What Are the Goals of the Fellowship Program? We seek to develop and support a network of professionals who work at national, local, and international levels to strengthen women's land rights. We want to build the capacity of legal professionals strongly committed to strengthening women's land rights in developing countries who can become the core of this network. What Do We Offer? One to two years of in-house training, mentoring, and hands-on work in a structured environment designed to enhance Fellows' knowledge, skills, and effectiveness by providing them with tailored opportunities to: Enhance their understanding of legal systems and customary rights, as well as the socio-economic conditions and institutions that shape women's land rights; Gain practical experience designing, implementing, and evaluating projects to protect or improve women's rights to land; Acquire and develop complementary skills that will enable them to work more effectively;Network with professionals and organizations doing related development work. What Will the Fellowship Entail? The Fellowship is a competitive, program for recent Law School graduates, in which Fellows will work closely with Landesa staff to gain expertise and experience by: Doing research and analysis of legal and customary frameworks; Helping design and conduct fieldwork in developing countries; Drafting reports, briefing papers, and articles; Assisting in the design of programs to strengthen women's land rights; Supporting efforts to educate about the importance of secure land rights for women; Providing other support to the Landesa Center for Women's Land Rights as appropriate. Fellows will be based in Seattle, USA, but we expect the appointment to include extended periods of fieldwork in developing countries. Fellows' appointment will be regulated by the same policies and procedures as Landesa's permanent staff. This is an unpaid one to two year Fellowship. We encourage professionals who are interested in this Fellowship to apply for other sources of funding for their living expenses, an effort that we will be ready to support. Landesa will cover job-related expenses such as a computer, travel and other fieldwork expenses. Who is Eligible to Apply? Law School recent graduates (JD or LLM within the past two years) Demonstrated interest in women's empowerment in developing countries Excellent research, analysis, and writing skills Strong verbal and written communications skills in English Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and stakeholders Ability to travel to rural areas of developing countries Experience living/working in a developing country, preferred Foreign language skills, preferred Applications may be submitted via e-mail to or via post to: Landesa Center for Women's Land Rights Attn: Sabrina Goodwin Landesa 1424 Fourth Ave., Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98101 USA Finalists will be notified for interviews in mid-April. Fellows for 2011 will be notified and announced by Monday May 2nd. The appointment starts on September 15th, 2011.

Mar 31/Cleveland, OH - What Makes a Great Legal Negotiator?

Lawyers negotiate repeatedly, but few have thought about the factors that are possessed by proficient negotiators. Over the past thirty years, I have tried to determine the factors that contribute to negotiating success. I have found no statistically significant differences among students in my Legal Negotiating classes based upon race, sex, or nationality. I have found no correlation between student GPAs or emotional intelligence and negotiation results.
Negotiator styles affect bargaining interactions. Individuals who use a hybrid Competitive/Problem- Solving approach designed to generate efficient agreements that maximize the joint returns achieved, but which enables such persons to claim a greater share of the joint surplus ("WIN-win" negotiators), do better than purely cooperative or competitive bargainers. Adept negotiators are thoroughly prepared, since they appreciate the fact that "knowledge is power." They calculate their own bottom lines, and accurately estimate the bottom lines of their opponents. They establish elevated, but rational, aspirations, and prepare opening positions that favor their own sides. They develop confidence in their own positions which undermines the confidence of less prepared adversaries. They use the Preliminary Stage of their interactions to establish rapport with opponents and positive negotiating environments. They have excellent communication skills, and they are patient and persevering bargainers. They are also ethical individuals who puff and embellish, but never misrepresent material information.

"What Makes a Great Legal Negotiator?"
Mar 31, 2011 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

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

CLE Credit:
1.0 of CLE credit available.

Sponsor:Elmer F. & Ellen Laws Burwig Lecture - CISCDR 5th Anniversary Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture - presented by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict & Dispute Resolution

Speaker Information:
Charles B. Craver is the Freda H. Alverson Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School where he regularly teaches a course on Legal Negotiating. Over the past thirty years, Professor Craver has made presentations on Effective Legal Negotiation and on Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures to over 85,000 individuals throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Austria, England, Turkey, and the People’s Republic of China. He was formerly associated with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, where he specialized in employment and litigation practice. Professor Craver is a member of the American Law Institute, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the American Arbitration Association, the National Academy of Arbitrators, and the International Society for Labor and Social Security Law. He was previously affiliated with the Lawyers Mediation Service. He has won teaching awards at three different law schools.

Open to the public at no cost.
1.0 hour 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.
At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.
We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.


Apr 15+16 - Northwest Louisiana Family Law Seminar

The Northwest Louisiana Family Law Seminar will be held April of 15th and 16th, 2010 at the Petroleum Club in Shreveport. There will be 13 LA approved CLE hours including ethics and professionalism. Family law specialization is also approved. For more information please call 865-8642 or send an email to with CLE in the subject line. We will fax or email curriculum, times, etc. to you.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mar 29/New York, NY - Reclamation of Seized Property

Learn the fundamentals of representing persons whose property has been seized by the New York City Police Department. The session will cover the substantive law of forfeiture, the process of obtaining prompt administrative review, and how to pursue CPLR Article 78, Replevin and damage actions.

Reclamation of Seized Property

Tuesday March 29 , 2011  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Legal Aid Society
Mayer Brown LLP
1675 Broadway
New York, NY

Rosemary Hare-Bey
Faculty Chair:
Steven Wasserman, Esq., Criminal Defense Practice
CLE Credit:
2 credits total: 1 hour of professional practice/practice management and 1 hour skills. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.

Mar 30/Atlanta, GA - Representing Immigrant Victims of Human Trafficking

Many immigrants are involved in violent relationships or have been trafficked against their will to the United States. Most immigrants are afraid to leave these relationships or report the perpetrators to law enforcement because they do not have proper immigration status. Fortunately for them there are laws to protect them and help them gain status so they no longer need to be afraid. The Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN) and Tapestri work closely together in representing and assisting these victims of violence. Through this training you will learn the basics of pertinent immigration law and how to work with a social services organization to effectively and compassionately represent these clients pro bono.

Representing Immigrant Victims of Human Trafficking
Wednesday March 30, 2011 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)

Alston & Bird
1180 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA United States, GA
CLE Credit:
 3 CLE/0 E/1 TP/1 P


Mar 31/New Orleans, LA - Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts

Wednesday March 23 , 2011

Tulane Continuing Legal Education & Disability and Health Law Society
Tulane University Law School
Weinmann Hall
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
CLE Credit Comments: CLE: 1 Ethics

Details Are Scanty. To Learn More, Contact:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mar 29/Atlanta, GA - Representing Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Civil Temporary Protective Order Hearings

The Domestic Violence Project trains attorneys to represent victims of domestic violence in obtaining temporary protective orders. The Georgia Family Violence Act provides for civil relief to victims of domestic violence through ex parte hearings, followed by second hearings after service upon the respondent. This Project helps to level the playing field for victims who would otherwise have to face their batterer and possibly their batterer's attorney in court alone.

Representing Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Civil Temporary Protective Order Hearings

Tuesday March 29 , 2011 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

State Bar of Georgia
104 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA United States, GA

CLE Credit:
 3.5 CLE/0 E/1 TP/1 P


Anytime/Web - Introduction to Veterans Benefits

It is estimated that one-third of Americans are eligible for some kind of veterans benefit! In one short hour, we will develop a basic understanding of the veterans benefits system, focusing on the two major income-based benefit programs for disabled veterans and their families.
We will also briefly review the Department of Veterans Affairs adjudication process and discuss practical tools for effective advocacy on behalf of VA claimants.
 Introduction to Federal Veterans Benefits Practice
Nicole Perez of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
California:  One hour MCLE self-study credit.
Other Jurisdictions: Check with your credit-granting authority. The content is nationwide so it's likely you can get credit if you apply. Please tell us whether you succeeded by "reply"ing below!
This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mar 25/Cleveland, OH - Cannabis Conundrum: A Symposium on Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Ohio

Given the debate over medical cannabis, this symposium will explore the legal, social, medical, and practical import of medical cannabis legislation.
Cannabis Conundrum: A Symposium on Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Ohio

Fri, 03/25/2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

For information contact Tom Heran -
CLE credit: 3 Hours pending

Mar 24/New York, NY - Representing the Low-Income Taxpayer in a Collection Matter

In the current economic climate, low-income taxpayers face more aggressive tax enforcement by both the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and New York State. This training will provide the basics in analyzing a collection matter to determine the relevant facts, collection alternatives available to the taxpayer, the various procedural issues to consider, and strategies to pursue in helping the taxpayer resolve the tax debt.

Representing the Low-Income Taxpayer in a Collection Matter

Thursday March 24 , 2011  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
By: The Legal Aid Society

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

Rosemary Hare-Bey  

Faculty Chairs: Elizabeth Hay, Esq., Juan Beritan, Esq., and Daniel Hsiung, Esq., Civil Practice

CLE Credit:2 credits total: 1 hour of professional practice/practice management and 1 hour skills. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.

Mar 28/Webinar - Asylum: Creating a Successful Social Group Claim (Webinar)

Presented by, this 90-minute webinar will cover recent developments in asylum law in the area of social group-based claims, such as claims based on domestic violence or membership in a gang. The webinar will also explore the issue of managing client expectations when working on novel claims or claims arising from new case law.

Asylum: Creating a Successful Social Group Claim (Webinar)

Monday March 28 , 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time

The Advocates for Human Rights, University of Minnesota School of Law, Pro Bono Net


Contact:Tony Lu
Pro Bono Net
(212) 760-2554

Professor Steve Meili, University of Minnesota School of Law
Emily Good, Refugee and Immigrant Program Director, The Advocates for Human Rights

CLE Credit:
The announcement does not state whether this had been granted CLE credit; the subject matter is largely federal law. Check with the appropriate juridiction for you.

To register for this free webinar, visit

Mar 25/Atlanta, GA - Advocating for the Truant Child

The Truancy Intervention Project serves children involved with the Fulton County Juvenile Court in pending truancy and educational neglect cases, as well as in early intervention cases in metro Atlanta elementary schools. Volunteers work with the children and their families to provide the necessary guidance and resources to help ensure their attendance and success in school. Training includes how TIP works; role of the TIP volunteer; ethics and advocacy; courtroom procedures; and a mock hearing.
Advocating for the Truant Child
Friday March 25 , 2011 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Truancy Intervention Project, Georgia

999 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA United States, GA

CLE Credit Comments: 4 CLE/1 E/1 TP/1 P

For more information, contact Adrian Wright at 404-613-4742 or

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mar 22/New York, NY- Representation of Abused Prisoners

Acquire the knowledge to represent inmates in prison brutality litigation. This seminar will focus on identifying and obtaining relevant government documents; analyzing factual and relevant legal issues; and taking and defending depositions.

Title:Representation of Abused Prisoners

Tuesday March 22 , 2011  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Legal Aid Society
Location: Dewey & LeBoeuf
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
Rosemary Hare-Bey  

Faculty Chairs: Jonathan Chasan, Esq., and Mary Lynne Werlwas, Esq., Prisoners' Rights Project
CLE Credit:
2 credits total: 2 hours of skills. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mar 21/Webinar, FL - Health-Senior Umbrella Group Webinar on Guardianship and Alternatives

Please join us for the hour as Phoebe Ball, Esq., from Disability Rights Florida discusses the guardianship process, and alternatives to guardianship, for the Health Senior Umbrella Group.

We encourage you to enjoy your lunch at your desk while you take part in this training opportunity.

For the audio portion of the presentation, you can use your computer speakers to listen to the presentation. Or you may dial in on your telephone.

Monday March 21 , 2011
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

By: Florida Legal Services, Inc.
CLE Credit Comments: 1.00 CLE Credit (Florida)

Friday, March 18, 2011

April 5/Web - Whistleblowers: Friend or Foe to Industry, Litigation and Society?

The numbers are big. In a single case, major drug and medical supply makers agreed to pay $421 million to settle False Claim Act charges. The DOJ initiated 280 investigations last year and won a record $1.4 billion in judgments triggered by whistleblowers. Changes in laws and regulations continue, enforcement actions follow. The healthcare overhaul is credited with the surge in whistleblower activity. Many describe Dodd-Frank as the most sweeping overhaul of financial regulations since The Great Depression. A recent Labor Department report shows that litigation under the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower provisions continue to propagate.

To address this burgeoning area of law, LexisNexis® is presenting a complimentary webinar titled Whistleblowers: Friend or Foe to Industry, Litigation and Society?
The program will take place on April 5, 2011, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Designed for in-house counsel and law firms alike, this webinar will address the following subjects:

  • The False Claims Act
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
  • The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act of 2010
  • Company considerations on self-disclosure
  • Illustrations of typical cases: fraud, illegal marketing and undisclosed drug side effects
  • Recent cases: how they are changing, what the damages look like, and the prevailing theories
  • Best practices for appropriately protecting whistleblower and industry interests
Appearing on the faculty will be:
Joshua DeRienzis, Esq., Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, PSS World Medical, Jacksonville, FL
Richard Crist, Jr., Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL
Ilene B. Marquardt, Senior Deputy General Counsel & Managing Director, UBS Financial Services, Inc., Weehawken, NJ T.C.
Spencer Pryor, Esq., Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta
Claudine Homolash, Esq., Sheller, P.C., Philadelphia
Brian McCormick, Jr., Esq., Sheller, P.C., Philadelphia


*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. REGISTER:

April 15/ MA (webcast) - Pathways to Practice

A FREE training for third years and recent graduates transitioning from law school to law practice

Friday, April 15, 2011 1:30-4:30 p.m.
View the program live at MCLE's Conference Center or via webcast.

Pathways to Practice

These remain uncertain times for lawyers, especially if you are just coming out of law school and looking for a job. MCLE is committed to helping you succeed. To help you navigate the current market and maximize your potential as you embark on your career, MCLE is offering our 2nd Annual FREE program, Pathways to Practice. If you are unsure of your path to a legal career and the next steps you should take, this is a program you should not miss.

Designed especially for third year law students and recent graduates, Pathways to Practice outlines the opportunities that will help you get your legal career started in the face of tough economic times and limited employment prospects. This half-day program is full of information that you can use to identify opportunities that could make the difference between a rocky post-law school experience and a smooth transition from school to career.

MCLE has assembled a panel of expert practitioners to offer practical advice and concrete suggestions for new lawyers just starting out. From contract work to part-time opportunities to working with CPCS or gaining valuable experience through volunteer opportunities, there is something for everyone. Also joining the panel are two recent law school graduates who have found fulfillment difficult economic times. Their stories are inspirational and they are living proof that there are pathways to success out there if you persevere.
Editor's note: the announcement does not specifically state that this event grants CLE credit. Judging from the content, it seems likely, but you'll want to check.

To Register:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Web/VA - Unbundling Training of Trainers (2009 but still available)

PLI offers the free on-demand program Unbundling Training of Trainers 2009,N:4294964448-167&ID=54720

This program will provide an overview of the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation (often called "unbundling") in a family law context, with a specific emphasis on how to teach it to various stakeholder groups: private practitioners, judges and court staff, legal services providers and pro bono recruiters. It will include all materials required to do an effective training: PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes, risk management materials, curriculum handouts and sample Q&A.

It is strongly recommended that anyone viewing this program should first view the 3 hour On-Demand Web Program Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation, available at no cost on the PLI website.

Total time 3:08:44

M. Sue Talia ~ Private Family Law Judge, Private Family Law JudgeMORE:,N:4294964448-167&ID=54720

Mar 24/Miami, FL - Corporate Counsel Summit (Inhouse Counsel only)



Thursday Mar 24, 2011 8:30am
Hyatt Regency Miami 400 SE 2nd Ave

Earn 7 FREE CLE credits while learning about the latest trends and legal issues facing Corporate Counsels. Planned Topics include: Labor & Employment Intellectual Property and Litigation International Business Litigation Whistle Blower & Qui Tam E-Discovery Insurance Law

Up to 7.0 General CLE Credits pending approval by The Florida Bar
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided

Cost: Free.

For more information contact Joanne Beaudry at 305-347-6643 or or for sponsorship information contact Stephanie Hemmerich at 305-347-6623 or


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

May 28-30/San Diego, CA (Multiple Jurisdictions) - 2011 Annual Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

All CJA panel attorneys are invited to attend the Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, sponsored by the United States Sentencing Commission. This seminar focuses on the key issues in federal sentencing and has proven valuable to panel attorneys who have previously attended. The seminar is free, but space is limited. Register as soon as possible:

Location:Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, California
Make reservations as soon as possible:
Government Employee Attendees –
Non-Government Attendees –
Discounted room rates are available until April 26, 2011. If calling the hotel directly, at (888) 421-1442, indicate that you are attending the “Federal Sentencing Seminar.” Rooms are limited and reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.

CLE accredidation has been requested in all states with mandatory CLE reporting. Registration is required to attend this seminar.
***FREE CLE Credits*** + TWO hours of Ethics!!!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Anytime - The effects of the foreclosure crisis on the practice of law: How to avoid the pitfalls

Michael Haltman of  Hallmark Abstract Services writes:
On March 10, 2011, Hallmark Abstract Service was honored to participate in a CLE program that was produced jointly by the Westchester Women's Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association.

Attended by approximately 50 attorneys, the event included an introduction by Acting New York Secretary of State Ruth Colon and a discussion of attorney ethics by Maria Matos, Executive Secretary to the Office of Character & Fitness, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, and Andral Brotman, former Deputy Chief Counsel to the New York State Appellate Division, First Department's Departmental Disciplinary Committee.

I was joined in discussing the foreclosure crisis by Kathleen Daly of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP, and Dale Robyn Siegel of the Circle Mortgage Group.
The event was organized through the hard work of Stephanie Melowskey of NorthEast Community Bank and Jacqueline Hattar of Wilson, Elser.

In the coming days I am going to provide an overview of the topics that I covered including MERS, securitizations and potential ramifications on the title industry.
Title: "The effects of the foreclosure crisis on the practice of law: How to avoid the pitfalls"

Watch the video at Hallmark Abstract's site:
CLE Credit:
Check the rules for your own jurisdiction. If this event is eligible for credit in your state, please reply here!

Mar 23/Stillwater, MN - Tips from the New Bench

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
Mar 23, 2011

Judge John C. Hoffman & Judge Ellen L. Maas
Judges of Tenth District Court, State of Minnesota

"Tips from the New Bench"

One standard CLE credit will be applied for
This CLE will be held in Room 5599 of the Washington County Government Center
Suggestions for programs are always welcome and should be directed to the County
Law Librarian, who may be reached at 651-430-6330.


Apr 12/Madison, WI - Responding to the 2255: Defense Counsel’s Ethical Obligations

Attorney Rob Ruth writes:
"The federal public defender is offering a free ethics CLE on April 12, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. titled, “Responding to the 2255: Defense Counsel’s Ethical Obligations.”
Dan Stiller will present the program, which will be held in the training conference room, first floor of the Network 222 Building, 222 West Washington Avenue in Madison. You should contact the federal defender office in Madison if you plan to attend."
Now, I don't know whether attendance is limited to certain types of attorneys, but you should at the least be able to contain the federal defender's office to find out. I'll post more information if you pass it on.
And a big thank-you for the head's-up from

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mar 17/ND (multiple cities) - Ethics Seminar: "Is Anyone Else Around Here Getting Older"?

The State Bar Association of North Dakota is holding a free ethics seminar March 17, 2011 at 1 pm, in eleven locations around the state.

Brochure (PDF):
CLE credit Approved: ND
CLE credit Applied for: MN
Thanks for the head's-up from

Mar 24/Seattle, WA - The History of Military commissions in American Jurisprudence

Join Vice Admiral MacDonald as he discusses the differences in the processes of military commissions and federal court proceedings. He will compare legal process and rights of defendants in the two courts and use cases from history to compare and contrast. The presentation will include time for questions and further discussion.

"The History of Military commissions in American Jurisprudence"
Co-sponsored by the WSBA Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Section

When: March 24, 201112:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where: USCG Base Seattle
1519 Alaskan Way S, Seattle
CLE Credits: 2 general credits

Cost: Free

Click here for further details and online registration

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mar 31/Minneapolis, MN - Reviving American Labor Law

Featuring:  Wilma B. Liebman
Chairman, National Labor Relations Board

"Reviving American Labor Law"
March 31, 2011 12:15 p.m.
Lockhart Hall (Room 25)
Minneapolis, MN 55455
One CLE credit has been requested.
WILMA B. LIEBMAN was designated chairman by President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009. She was first appointed to the NLRB by President Clinton in 1997 and is currently in her third term, which expires in August 2011.
“The agency is coming back to life after a long period of dormancy,” Liebman said in February, and after two years without a quorum is “tackling many of the diffcult cases that languished for years.”
New initiatives include inviting briefs from practitioners and the public on important cases and using the administrative rulemaking process to seek comments on potential rule changes.
Liebman is a past elected member of the Executive Board of the Industrial Relations Research Association and of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College and a J.D. from George Washington University Law Center.

At the invitation of Chairman Liebman, the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, edited by University
of Minnesota Law School faculty and students, is publishing a special issue that she organized on
the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the NLRB.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Law School and Fredrikson & Byron. It is free and open to the public.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Mar 30/Minneapolis, MN - The Politics of Childhood: Law and Child Protection in Modern America

Concerns about the well-being of American children prompted protection measures as early as 1874 with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and have continued with the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 1984, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990, Meagan’s Laws in the 1990s, and the Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000. !ese protections reveal the changing place of children in American social policy and law and are an expression of Americans’ most fundamental hopes and fears about their children and the republic itself.

"The Politics of Childhood: Law and Child Protection in Modern America"
Ronald A. and Kristine S. Erickson Legal History Lecture Series

March 30, 2011 3:30 p.m.
Room 50
Walter F. Mondale Hall, 229-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Michael Grossberg
Sally M. Reahard Professor of History & Professor of Law
Director, Political and Civic Engagement Program
Indiana University
Event #153577 approved for one CLE credit.

Mar 15/Seattle, WA - Getting Paid: Collecting Fees and Costs in Litigation

Co-sponsored by the WSBA Litigation Section, this is Part Two in a two-part program relating to ethics and attorney fees. Before you can collect fees and costs from your client or another, they have to be reasonable.

This program will discuss the components of reasonableness as contained in the RPCs and case law, and how to successfully obtain an award of attorney fees and costs.

Getting Paid: Collecting Fees and Costs in Litigation
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Carney Badley Spellman
701 5th Ave., Ste. 3600, Seattle

CLE Credit:
1 ethics credit

Litigation Section members and law students - Free
Non-Litigation Section members - $25
Click here for further details and online registration.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mar 15/Cleveland, OH: Tribulations of Trials: Challenges of High Level International Criminal Trials

OK you have to pay for the lunch that precedes the lecture.

In her lecture, Ms. Hollis will discuss many of the challenges facing the practitioner engaged in complex litigation involving high level accused. These challenges include achieving a workable reconciliation of diverse regional, national and international goals of such litigation, carrying out complex investigations in diverse locations and among diverse cultures, identifying potential suspects, determining how to identify, approach, select and protect “insider” witnesses, vulnerable victims and survivors, doctors, local authorities, personnel from international agencies or others who have “overview” evidence, how to deal with traumatized victims and survivors who may speak a different language and may be called upon to travel outside their local communities, even outside their countries, to testify, preparing indictments which are reflective of the crimes committed but also capable of timely judicial resolution. The challenges in such cases also include how to maximize efficiency while ensuring the evidence meets the required burden of proof, the key to which is meeting the challenge of collecting, organizing, maintaining, retrieving and analyzing large amounts of information both for use in trial and to ensure compliance with very broad disclosure rules.

The legal challenges include developing or refining positions on issues of procedural law and of substantive law for crimes such as conscripting or enlisting children under the age of 15 years or using them to participate actively in hostilities and for forms of liability such as joint criminal enterprise or common plan, design or purpose. The lecture will also consider the challenges involved in proving the “linkage” between high level accused and the crimes charged where the accused are often not charged with direct commission of offences and may not have been in the country where the crimes were being committed.

Mar 15, 2011 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
"Tribulations of Trials: Challenges of High Level International Criminal Trials"
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform
Speaker Information:
Brenda Hollis
The Prosecutor
Special Court for Sierra Leone
Brenda Hollis currently serves as The Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), with overall responsibility for the functioning of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), the effective and efficient conclusion of the prosecution of the case against Charles Taylor and the supervision of any appeal which may result, the preparation of the OTP for the closure of the SCSL and the transition into the follow on Residual Court for Sierra Leone, which will have responsibility for all continuing legal obligations of the Court and for maintaining the Court archives. Prior to her appointment as The Prosecutor, Ms. Hollis served as the Principal Trial Attorney in the Taylor case from February 1997 to February 2010. Ms. Hollis was associated with the SCSL/OTP in the capacity of legal advisor in 2002, 2003 and 2006, advising on substantive and procedural legal requirements, suggesting investigative and prosecutorial protocols, preparing indictments, including the amended indictment against Charles Taylor, and preparing that case for trial after Mr. Taylor was transferred to the custody of the SCSL.
Prior to her association with the SCSL, Ms. Hollis worked in several capacities in the Office of the Prosecutor, International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslav (ICTY), serving as an investigative team legal officer, trial attorney, senior trial attorney and appellate attorney for the first appellate cases. Her duties at the ICTY included assisting the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) with internal management issues, final trial preparation for the first ICTR trials and initial trial preparation for the propaganda trial. Ms. Hollis has acted as a consultant on international criminal law matters, assisting groups from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Columbia in the preparation of submissions to the ICC requesting that investigations be opened in those countries. She also participated in training seminars for judges, prosecutors and investigators of the ad hoc Indonesian Human Rights Courts and the Iraqi Higher Criminal Court, and provided technical assistance to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Ms. Hollis served for over 20 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Colonel; prior to her military career, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal and Niger, West Africa.
The City Club of Cleveland
CLE Credit:
1.0 of CLE credit available.
Additional Information:
One hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend.
NOTE: This lecture takes place offsite.
It serves as the March meeting of the Henry T. King, Jr. Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group (GCILG). Registration and lunch payment is required for all attendees.
Attorney and public registration required by 3.10.11 through GCILG. Contact Kathleen Jablonski,  (there is a fee for lunch, which precedes the lecture).
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114-3304

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.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mar 16/Cleveland, OH - Olmstead at Work: Legal Frameworks for Integrating Individuals with Mental Disabilities into the Workplace

Mr. Bagenstos will talk about how the Olmstead principle, which has been applied to address whether people with disabilities should be institutionalized, should also apply to segregated employment settings for people with mental disabilities. He will talk about supported employment for people with disabilities and other tools for obtaining employment integration and how they fit within the scheme of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Mar 16, 2011 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture presented by CISCDR (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict & Dispute Resolution)

Olmstead at Work: Legal Frameworks for Integrating Individuals with Mental Disabilities into the Workplace

Co-sponsored by:
The Law-Medicine Center

Speaker Information:
Samuel R. Bagenstos
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Justice
Samuel Bagenstos is on leave from his position as Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School to serve as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. As Principal Deputy AAG, Bagenstos assists in the overall management of the Division and directly supervises the Division’s Appellate and Disability Rights Sections, as well as the disability rights work of the Division’s Special Litigation Section. He served from 1994 to 1997 as a career attorney in the Appellate Section of the Division, where he worked on the full range of civil rights issues.
Since 1999, Bagenstos has been a law professor; he has taught at Harvard, Washington University in St. Louis, UCLA, and the University of Michigan. Since becoming a professor, he has taught constitutional law and civil rights law, written extensively on disability rights and civil rights more generally, and continued to litigate civil rights cases (usually pro bono). During that time, Bagenstos played a key role in defending the constitutionality of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its abrogation of state sovereign immunity. He represented individuals with disabilities in a number of cases in which defendants attacked the statute as unconstitutional, including Tennessee v. Lane and United States v. Georgia -- two cases in which the Supreme Court upheld the statute against such attacks. He has argued civil rights cases in the Supreme Court and most of the federal courts of appeals, and as an academic he testified before Congress in favor of the so-called Lily Ledbetter Bill and the ADA Amendments Act.
Bagenstos graduated with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction in 1990 from the University of North Carolina; he received his law degree magna cum laude in 1993 from the Harvard Law School (where he was first in his class). He clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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.
1.0 hour 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.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

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

There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

Recording in any form is prohibited.

OK FOR THE PLUG (a message from Richard Kolodna, who contributed the information above):
AFTERWARDS there is a movie at the Art Museum
The director, Kasper Collin, generously gave me (Richard) contributor's credits --you will see it in the final credits (many of those who know me are aware that I have been working on a book about him, and am currently doing edits)--so anyone who wants to know about my book should see the movie.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Apr 6/Melville, NY - Retirement Plans for NY Attorneys

Ary D Rosenbaum will be teaching a free course on retirement plans for New York attorneys on April 6, 2011 in Melville. Sponsored by Esquire Bank and Janney Montgomery Scott. The details on when, where, and how to RSVP can be found here:
This program will provide attendees an introduction to 401K and other popular retirement plans, as well as tips for attorneys to consider when advising their clients about:qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, -defined contribution and defined benefit plans. The course examines who qualifies as "employer" for the purposes of establishing a qualified employee retirement plan and reviews The Ratio Percentage and Average Benefits Tests, two basic tools for determining plan eligibility and coverage. The presentation concludes with a discussion of fiduciary responsibility.
Ary D. Rosenbaum, The Rosenbaum Law Firm, PC
Todd J. Geller, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
Time: 8:00-8:30am--Coffee/Registration; 8:30-9:30am--Seminar
Location: Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
324 South Service Road, Ste 100, Melville, NY 11747

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Anytime/Web - Foreclosure Litigation in Florida

Foreclosure Litigation in Florida
Online Seminar (Audio & Video)
4.5 Total CLE Units, 1.0 of which may be applied toward  Ethics, 4.5 of which may be applied toward Real Estate
Course №: 98570
Duration:  3 Hours 54 Minutes
Original Program Date:  Thursday, January 6, 2011
CLE Credit Information
Florida: This course has been approved for continuing legal education credit under the plan(s) and in the following area(s): 4.5 General CLER Credits and 1.0 Ethics; 4.5 hours of Real Estate.  
Other Jurisdictions:
Check with your credit-granting authority
About this Seminar
•Introduction and Brief Overview of Foreclosure Filings in Florida
Judge Lee Haworth
•The Players, the Process, and Securitization
Margery Golant
•Verified Complaints (the proper & improper use)
Margery Golant
•Managed Mediation in Florida: What it means and how it works
Judge Lee Haworth
•Pitfalls to Avoid: Ethics and foreclosure filing practice (strict compliance)
Judge Burton Conner
Elizabeth Tarbert
•Rules of Civil Procedure: State and local rules related to foreclosure filings
Judge Burton Conner
•Summary and Closing Comments
Judge Lee Haworth
Credit Information
4.5 Total CLE Units, 1.0 of which may be applied toward  Ethics, 4.5 of which may be applied toward Real Estate
Judge Lee Haworth, N/A, Sarasota
Judge Burton C. Conner, N/A, Fort Pierce
Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, The Florida Bar

Thanks for the "Head's Up" from "Just Us, For All" - Stetson University College of Law, Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library Blog

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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