Monday, October 31, 2011

Nov 2/Minneapolis - The Doha Round as a Failed Instrument in Counter-Terrorism

Raj Bhala of the University of Kansas School of Law will present the fall 2011 Law Journal Lecture at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on Wednesday, Nov. 2 His presentation is titled, “The Doha Round as a Failed Instrument in Counter-Terrorism.”
The Doha Round is a program of the World Trade Organization. According to the WTO, the goals of the program are “. . . to achieve major reform of the international trading system through the introduction of lower trade barriers and revised trade rules.”  In his lecture, Bhala will focus particularly on the issues of agricultural tariffs and subsidies.
Bhala is the associate dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law.  His expertise is in the area of international trade law including Shari’a (or Islamic law). Robert Delahunty of the St. Thomas School of Law and Frank Garcia from Boston College Law will respond to Bhala’s lecture.  
The event, which is open to the public, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Frey Moot Courtroom on the St. Thomas School of Law’s Minneapolis campus, 1000 LaSalle Avenue · Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-2015.
Bhala is the author of “Understanding Islamic Law (Shari’a)” and is often called on for his expertise.  He recently taught a course at Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas as an elective to Command and General Staff College students through a program funded by the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Bhala was charged with helping the leaders understand Shari’a law, and in some cases he indicated being able to help them understand where violence extremists are misusing the law.
CLE credits have been applied for.  A reception for attendees will be held immediately following the event.  For more information or to preregister please contact

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Intellectual Property Risk Management - On-demand #ethics CLE

Intellectual property attorneys and professionals will benefit from the discussion on issues relating to acceptable and ethical conduct in patent and trademark prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), conflicts of interest and potential resultant malpractice charges.
Attendees will learn about the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, how they differ from USPTO rules and authority, and the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) governance.  The program will examine conflicts of interest that may arise with existing and potential clients and malpractice issues as defined by the ABA Model Rules.
Topics discussed:

  •     Representation of others before the USPTO
  •     OED compliance and disciplinary actions
  •     Consistent types of conduct giving rise to malpractice complaints


  •     Patent Office Rules of Conduct (15 minutes)
  •     ABA Rules of Professional Conduct (20 minutes)
  •     Conduct to Leading to Malpractice Complaints (25 minutes) 

Intellectual Property Risk Management
Jul. 8, 2009

  • NY: 1 credit Ethics; Credit Expires 7/7/2012; WA (Activity ID 234615 - expires 2014)
  • Other Jurisdictions: Check with your credit-granting authority

Donald W. Rupert, Esq., Partner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Donald W. Rupert provides intellectual property counseling and litigation with an emphasis on complex technology matters, including all phases of intellectual property litigation, and the negotiation and preparation of technology transfer agreements. Mr. Rupert has handled nearly 100 intellectual property lawsuits in his career and has been lead counsel in jury and bench trials involving patent, copyright, trademark and related matters in federal and state courts throughout the country and overseas and has argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Seventh Circuit.
His practice also includes negotiating domestic and international licensing and litigation settlements and corporate due diligence reviews and transactions in the intellectual property area. Mr. Rupert has been the lead intellectual property attorney in licensing and corporate transactions having a cumulative value of more than $15 billion. His experiences also include patent prosecution in the mechanical, electrical, computer, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Arbitrators, arbitrating intellectual property disputes.
Offered By
Practicing Law Institute
Special Thanks for the head's up about this program from The Irreverant Lawyer!

Nov 15/Web - Tips for Texas - Current Issues Facing Texas Law Firms (#ethics CLE)

Join speakers Jay Thompson, Texas attorney of 39 years and a partner at Thompson Coe and Sally Field, Texas attorney of 30 years and Legal Professional Liability Leader for Attorney Protective as they discuss current issues facing Texas law firms.  Topics will include 2011 legislation passed, tips for lawyers to avoid malpractice based on the conduct of staff, client relations issues and ethics updates.
Current Issues Facing Texas Law Firms
November 15, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST.
Pre-Registration Required:
This webinar is currently approved for 1 hour of CLE (ethics) credit in Texas.More:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Nov 3/Dallas, TX - Managing Risk in a Changing Environment: The SEC's New Whistleblower Rules and Innovative Approaches to Prevent and Detect #Fraud

The fraud risks for public companies and financial services businesses have never been greater. Dire economic conditions and an aggressive regulatory and enforcement environment are challenging companies to rethink the scope of their internal compliance and reporting systems - as well as their response to reports of wrongdoing. Of particular concern are the whistleblower provisions under Section 21F of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which provide for large monetary awards for individuals who report misconduct to the SEC and others. Our panelists will address fraud drivers in the current environment; global regulatory and enforcement initiatives; the impact of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions; and innovative approaches for managing the challenges ahead.

Thompson & Knight & Navigant Consulting Seminar -"Managing Risk in a Changing Environment: The SEC's New Whistleblower Rules and Innovative Approaches to Prevent and Detect Fraud"

Nov 3, 2011 at 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast & Registration; 8:30-10:00 a.m. - Program
Thompson & Knight LLP
1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
Dallas, Texas 75209
William M. Katz, Jr. and Rose L. Romero
1.5 hours of CLE and CPE (Texas and New York) are pending approval. Newly admitted attorneys are not eligible for CLE credit in New York.
For more information about this program, please contact Hadleigh Henderson at or 214.969.1743
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Nov 3/Pittsburgh - The Future of the Establishment Clause in Context: Neutrality, Religion, or Avoidance?

Upcoming CLE The Establishment Clause of the Constitution prohibits Congress from making any law "respecting an establishment of religion". There is no agreement today on the Supreme Court, or in American law generally, as to what that command means.
This disarray has led to intractable controversies over such issues as "one Nation under God" and "In God We Trust". Government neutrality toward religion is now challenged by some members of a newly assertive, national religious majority. Conversely, a growing number of nonbelievers, especially among the young, reject even generic references to God. Disappointingly, the Supreme Court has responded to these developments by limiting standing to bring Establishment Clause challenges, rather than by a coherent reinterpretation of the text.
In conjunction with a symposium issue of The Chicago-Kent Law Review, six scholars will explore the future of the Establishment Clause in terms of this contested context at Duquesne University School of Law on November 3, 2011. They will inquire into the possibilities set forth by the three paths open to us into the future of religion in the public square: a new government neutrality, a new relationship of government and religion, and a new understanding of how the Establishment Clause is to be enforced.

The Future of the Establishment Clause in Context: Neutrality, Religion, or Avoidance?

Date/Time/Place: Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, November 3, 2011
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Symposium Presenters
  • Bruce Ledewitz, Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Christopher Lund, Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
  • Zachary R. Calo, Associate Professor of Law, Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law, and Director of the Jewish Law Institute, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • Richard Albert, Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Mark C. Rahdert, Charles Klein Professor of Law & Government, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
No CLE fee charged for this Symposium
To register, contact Kathy Koehler at 412.396.6282 or
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Anytime/Web: Insurance Law Fundamentals

Learning the nuts and bolts of insurance law is the first step toward successfully litigating claims involving insurance disputes. In this program, our accomplished presenters give attorneys with little experience in insurance law, as well as those looking for a refresher course, the knowledge they need to confidently tackle an insurance case. This program is for litigators, transactional attorneys, and in-house counsel who encounter insurance related issues in their practice. 
Topics of this program include:
  • The Duty to Defend
  • Indemnity
  • Umbrella and Excess Insurance
  • Bad Faith Issues
  • Subrogation
Presented by:
Dan M. Forman, Partner, Carlton, DiSante & Freudenberger, LLP.
  • Understand the legal and practical risks of social media use among employees.
  • Learn how to build, implement, and enforce a good social media in the workplace policy.
  • Understand the key statutes and case law that affect social media use.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nov 15/Chicago & Web - Personality Disorders

Darlene Perry of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology Forensic Center will discuss the key issues and concerns in working with individuals with personality disorders.
Personality DisordersSponsors:
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Time: 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Location: 100 N. LaSalle
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
Speakers: Darlene Perry, Chicago School of Professional Psychology Forensic Center
Darlene Perry of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology Forensic Center will discuss the key issues and concerns in working with individuals with personality disorders.

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Oct 31/ CA - The Story Behind Maxwell v. J. Baker (#ethics and #IP )

Gender disparity in intellectual property law is pronounced. According to a study American Intellectual Property Law Association just 18 percent of IP attorneys are women. The disparity is also apparent in the number of patents awarded. Just 10 percent of patents are awarded to women.
A free CLE at the end of this month, sponsored by Law Week Colorado and Merchant & Gould, will explore these disparities. It will include presentations by inventor Susan Maxwell; Daniel McDonald and Kirstin Stoll-Debell, patent and trademark litigators with Merchant & Gould; and Lisa DeCaro, a jury consultant with Courtroom Performance.
Maxwell, who invented a system for connecting mated pairs of shoes to prevent separation and possible mismatching when offered for sale in self-service stores, will speak to her experience as a female inventor and plaintiff in a number of patent infringement cases, most notably Maxwell v. Baker.
The CLE will include a panel discussion, and two ethics or general credits are available. For more information, contact Brandon Pohlman at

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nov 7/Sunnyvale, CA - Effective Tactics and #Ethical Concerns in Securities Proceedings

In celebration of Pro Bono Month, this MCLE seminar, presented by SCCBA, SABA-NC and ACC-SFBA, is free to pro bono volunteers who sign up to staff two SABA legal clinics between October 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.
Can overly aggressive courtroom tactics backfire? How should in-house and outside counsel handle their ethical and fiduciary responsibilities with respect to nonpublic information? How do you identify and effectively manage potential conflicts of interest between parties or between companies and their employees?
The Pro Bono Committees of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel are pleased to co-sponsor a seminar that will offer insights on these thorny issues from both a seasoned litigator and a judge.
Effective Tactics and Ethical Concerns in Securities Proceedings
NetApp, Inc.
495 East Java Drive
Building 1, Founders Theater
Sunnyvale, CA

This seminar will provide an overview of:
  • Effective (and ineffective) courtroom tactics
  • Ethical concerns for both in-house and outside counsel, including conflicts of interest in multi-party cases and between companies and their employees
  • The use of confidential and nonpublic information
We will also be honoring all of our volunteers who have staffed the SABA-NC clinics during the past year, taken referrals, helped present our various "Know Your Rights" free legal seminars for the public, and otherwise helped to make the SABA-NC Pro Bono program a successful and reliable resource for the community.
SCCBA, SABA-NC and ACC-SFBA thank NetApp for hosting this seminar through the use of its conference facilities.
How to Register: If you are interested in volunteering, please check the volunteer schedule on the SABA pro bono website,, and contact to let us know which dates you wish to volunteer. You will receive the promo code and instructions on how to register for the seminar.
Once you have confirmed your assignment with SABA please contact Angie Loyola for free registration.
Volunteers: Free of Charge
Non-volunteers: $45.00  
MCLE Credit: 1.5 Legal Ethics State Bar of California Approved

Monday, October 24, 2011

Nov 9/Web - Overview of Asylum Law and Procedures & Working with Survivors of #Torture

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On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm ET, please join us for a 90-minute webinar with an asylum law expert from Human Rights First, which will focus on pro bono representation of asylum-seekers in the United States. During this webinar, you will learn about some of the key issues in asylum law, and will get an introduction to representing asylum-seekers before the Asylum Offices and the Immigration Courts. You will also learn about the bars to asylum and will gain insight into how best to work with survivors of torture.
To register for this free webinar, click here.
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There are more people fleeing persecution today than at any time since World War II. As the need for help becomes more critical, however, countries with traditionally liberal asylum policies, among them the United States, have developed new barriers to turn away refugees seeking protection.

Collectively, volunteer and staff lawyers working with our host organizations represent more than 1,500 clients from more than 70 countries. These cases generally involve representation of an individual seeking asylum, including preparation of an application with a supporting brief and affidavits and a hearing before an INS administrative law judge. These cases provide great training for new litigators and are tremendous opportunities for people interested in human rights issues.

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Nov 8/Minneapolis, MN - Searching

The Hennepin County Law Library offers training on using technology to find law and legal materials. There is no charge for HCLL subscribers.
  • 1 hour CLE credit 
  • No charge to attend 
  • Hands-on training from a West instructor 
  • Focus on databases available in HCLL 
  • Focus on finding information 
 2011 Dates. Classes meet from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, November 8
  • Tuesday, December 13 
C-2451 Government Center
300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Voice: 612-348-3022
Fax: 612-348-2372

Register Online or call 612-348-3024

Oct 26/Cleveland - Civil Rights in a Post-911 World

The CM Law Library blog reports:
On Wednesday October 26, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, Michael Ratner will present his ideas on how civil rights have deteriorated since September 11, 2001, for the C|M|LAW community.
The lecture will take place in the Moot Court Room and one free hour of CLE is offered for attending.
Michael Ratner is President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a nonprofit legal organization dedicated to protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He served as co-counsel in the Supreme Court case of Rasul v. Bush, which established that detainees at Guantanamo Bay had the right to invoke habeas corpus. He continues to fight against the undermining of fundamental rights in the name of the “war on terror” by representing victims of torture, rendition, and domestic spying. He has taught at Yale Law School and Columbia University Law School and is the author of many books and articles. In 2006, he was included by the National Law Journal on the list of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.”
Mr. Ratner will speak about the erosion of civil rights following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oct 28/NC - Re-Entry Barriers Facing your Clients and Legal Remedies (Multiple Locations)

Covers an overview of the barriers and recent legislative updates; the consequences of criminal convictions; new legislation concerning certificates of relief; representation at employment or occupational licensing hearings; and expungements. Free for Pro Bono attorneys.
Re-Entry Barriers Facing your Clients and Legal Remedies
Friday October 28th, 2011 from 10:30am to 2:00pm
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont 
1431 Elizabeth Ave 
Charlotte, NC 28204  
 Using video conferencing, attorneys will be able to participate in the live program at over a dozen statewide sites. Learn More!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nov 1/Cleveland, OH - Navigating the Storm: The State Department Legal Adviser and International Law

Davis Robinson will discuss the important role that attorneys play in shaping U.S. foreign policy. He will also address the tendency of decision makers to exclude lawyers from decisions and the negative impacts he has seen arise in the foreign policy context as a result. He will explain how involving the Legal Adviser helps the “Ship of State” avert crises. Mr. Robinson will discuss his experiences in establishing the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, Operation "Urgent Fury" in Granada, the mining of Nicaragua's Harbors and the Nicaragua ICJ Case, the Huguang Railroad Bonds Case with China, and the Gulf of Maine Case before the ICJ.

Navigating the Storm: The State Department Legal Adviser and International Law
Speaker InformationDavis Robinson served as the U.S. Department of State's Legal Adviser under President Reagan from 1981 to 1984. During his tenure, he played a critical role in advising on numerous legal issues that impacted international law including the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and Operation "Urgent Fury" in Grenada. He also led U.S. efforts in negotiating the Gulf of Maine case before the International Court of Justice. As a career Foreign Service Officer, Davis also served Attorney-Adviser in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and as Staff Assistant to the Secretary of State. Davis currently serves as Senior Managing Director at Richard C. Breeden & Co. LLC and is an Executive Committee member to the Canada-U.S. Law Institute.

SponsorCanada-U.S. Law Institute
of Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Co-sponsored byWestern Law
LocationMoot Courtroom (A59)

11075 East Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Free and open to the public. Lunch follows.
1 hr. continuing legal education credit available, pending approval.

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.

Recording in any form is prohibited.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Oct 22/Web - ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division 2011 National Solo & Small Firm Conference (Track 3C)

Another Webcast from ALI-ABA!
ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division 2011 National Solo & Small Firm Conference

The Magic of Collaborative Practice in Divorce Cases.
 Just how does the magic of collaborative practice happen in chaotic world of divorce cases? The speaker will introduce the attendees to collaborative law through providing a brief history of this part of the law. Attendees will learn what team members are needed to achieve this interdisciplinary approach to the law, how to structure the collaborative process and the results that once may expect. Additionally, the Uniform Collaborative Law Act will be discussed as well
as other legal disputes besides divorce.

Running a Law Office on a MAC (and other APPLE products)
More and more solo and small firm attorneys have turned to the Mac and the Apple OS to run
their offices. Many more are considering whether they should make the switch. We will talk about the pros and cons of running your law office on the Mac in order to help you make the decision about whether to switch to the Mac. As we will talk about specific programs that may help you with your practice, if you are already a Mac user, you will not want to miss this program as you may discover that key piece of software you have searched for since you switched or something else that may make it easier for you to run your office because you have chosen to move to the Mac and the Apple OS.

Leveraging Technology for More Efficient ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) systems are designed to effectively prevent, manage, and resolve claims, conflicts, and disputes. The challenging part in any system design is to determine what will be ‘effective’ in any given situation to prevent disputes and to minimize the severity and cost of disputes that still occur. This session will explore how to leverage web-based technologies to design and manage efficient and effective ADR systems, and how to introduce clients to the benefits of utilizing ADR to prevent and minimize disputes.

Practice Areas: Accounting & Business of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Domestic Relations, Family Law, Law Practice Management , Law Practice Technology
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 10/22/2011 10:10 AM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 4 Hours, 20 Minutes
Online Format: Live

Jeffrey M. Allen - Graves & Allen; Oakland, CA
Erika Burke - Harrington Brewster & Clein, P.C. and Denver Center for Mediation & Collaborative Law, Denver, Colorado
Brett Burney - Burney Consultants; Cleveland, OH
Terri Harrington - Harrington Brewster & Clein, P.C. and Denver Center for Mediation & Collaborative Law, Denver, Colorado
Stewart Levine - Resolution Works; Oakland, CA
Ben Stetler - Collaborative Attorney and Mediator, Stetler Family Law & Mediation LLC, Denver, Colorado

Click here for information on subscription discounts and Group Viewing opportunities.

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West LegalEdcenter will not provide accreditation for states not listed.  

Total Credits: 4
Specialty Credits: 
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online
West LegalEdcenter provides accreditation as described here. You may be able to self apply for credits in states not listed.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oct 24-28/Ohio - Pro Bono Week CLEs in Northeast #Ohio

National Pro Bono Week is October 22 – 29, 2011… and many events will celebrate the week in Northeast Ohio.  Click here for more information:

There is still time to register for FREE continuing legal education presentations related to Pro Bono week.  Click on the event below to learn more and register:

October 24, 9am – 12:15pm: Foreclosure Litigation
October 24, 1:30pm – 4:45pm: Foreclosure Mediation
October 26, 8:30am – 12:30pm: Domestic Relations Basics
October 26, 1:00pm – 3:30pm: Sealing a Criminal Record
October 26, 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Legal Considerations for the Terminally Ill
October 28, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Elder Law Update (Lake County)                                                          

All CLEs are free for attorneys willing to accept a pro bono case or attend a pro bono clinic.

And… don’t forget the free happy hour celebration on Wednesday, honoring all pro bono volunteers!  Please join us at Barley House – click here to learn more and register.

Any questions?  Email

Oct 27/Web - Ethical and Early Resolution of Errors

Mistakes - They happen to the best of us, even the most competent lawyers. However, some mistakes can be repaired and the damage that they do to your case and your client relationships can be minimized - if you know what actions to take to repair them.  
Join speakers Alton Stephens, Partner at Gallagher Sharp and attorney of 36 years and Sally Field, Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective, and attorney of 30 years to learn how to limit the damage caused by mistakes in your law firm.
Join us for a Webinar on October 27, 2011
Oct. 27, 2011
12:00 PM-1:05 PM EDT.
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.00 total CLE hours with 1.00 of ethics instruction.

Other Jurisdictions: Check with your credit-granting authority.


Oct 21/Web - Immigration Hearings 101: A Complete Tool Kit for Representing Children in #Immigration Court- Part 1

ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division 2011 National Solo and Small Firm Conference (Track 3B) – worth 3 MCLE credits based on a 60 min hour.  What they require is profile creation on the West Legal Education site - which is free to register!
Immigration Hearings 101: A Complete Tool Kit for Representing Children in Immigration Court- Part 1
This comprehensive CLE will be taught by experienced immigration lawyers and trainers and will provide lawyers with the tools needed to competently represent children in the immigration courts. This program is being sponsored by the GP Solo Pro Bono & Public Service Committee and upon completion of the training, attendees will be offered the opportunity to participate in immigration proceedings representing unaccompanied children, through established pro bono
programs that identify and screen clients, and provide mentors and support.

Immigration Hearings 101: A Complete Tool Kit for Representing Children in Immigration Court – Part 2

This is the second part of the comprehensive CLE will be taught by experienced immigration
lawyers and trainers and will provide lawyers with the tools needed to competently represent
children in the immigration courts. This program is being sponsored by the GP Solo Pro Bono &
Public Service Committee and upon completion of the training, attendees will be offered the
opportunity to participate in immigration proceedings representing unaccompanied children, through established pro bono programs that identify and screen clients, and provide mentors and support.

The Changing Face of the Legal Profession: How Commoditization and Specialization Is
Permanently Altering the Practice of Law

For many years, the legal profession has operated from a bespoke approach, with services highly-tailored to the needs of every individual client. The proliferation of technology has changed that model, with more firms offering packaged services. Increasingly, legal services are being commoditized, which offers greater quality, consistency, and faster turnaround for a client.
How can a small or solo firm compete in this arena? This session will explore how cloud-based technologies can assist the small or solo firm to compete in this new model, while at the same time increasing client satisfaction.

And note the technology host for this event:

Anytime/Web - A New Approach in Open Source Compliance

Software supply chains are increasingly complex and interdependent, fueled to a significant degree by the abundance and quality of open source code available. For example, in the mobile industry a typical handset has hundreds of software components, many open source, that are sourced and shared between a large ecosystem of suppliers. At the same time, many suppliers, large and small, struggle with how to comply with open source licenses.
The Linux Foundation, with support and participation from Black Duck Software and others, recently launched the Open Compliance Program and a new standardization effort, the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX™), to address this issue.

  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation
  • Tim Yeaton, CEO of Black Duck Software
  • Watch this program to learn about the Open Compliance Program and how it can help facilitate compliance for your organization.
    Depends on jurisdiction. You may have to register this seminar for credit in your jurisdiction.
    More Information & Registration:
    This is a recording of a webinar, and includes access to course materials.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    Nov 3/Web - New Developments in New York Mortgage Foreclosure Laws

    Join us as we take a closer look at how cloud computing is impacting the way attorneys practice law and how they interact with clients. Cloud computing is still not fully understood by many attorneys and in this webinar, we promise to keep the language simple and non-technical to provide a good basis on what cloud computing is. As attorneys, you have a responsibility to ensure you are safe guarding your client’s data; learn what to look for when looking at a cloud computing solution. You’ll learn the trends happening in the legal industry, how it will change the way you practice, and how local and national bars are reacting. In today’s environment, we see the rise of mobile apps, online collaboration tools and cross-platform solutions that are being used to solve real law firm business challenges.
    New Developments in New York Mortgage Foreclosure Laws
    Thursday, November 3, 2011
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time 

    Dangers and unintended consequences of new and proposed legislation in New York responding to the foreclosure crisis are explored by Bruce J. Bergman, author of Bergman on NY Mortgage Foreclosures, in a new CLE offered by LexisNexis. Mr. Bergman will answer questions and speak in-depth about new issues and what the future may hold for mortgage foreclosure law and practice in New York during a complimentary webinar on Nov. 3, 2011 from 2:00-3:30 PM, ET.

    Bruce J. Bergman is a partner at the Garden City, New York law firm Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C. and concentrates his practice on real estate litigation and mortgage foreclosure. He has authored more than 350 articles on the subjects of mortgage foreclosure, real estate and construction law. He is the author of the 3-volume work entitled Bergman on New York Mortgage Foreclosures, published by LexisNexis, which is updated by its author twice a year. This year is the 20th year that the treatise has been cited by New York courts and it was recently cited outside of New York, by the California Court of Appeal.

    Mr. Bergman will discuss the following topics:
    • The unintended consequences of new foreclosure legislation
    • The danger to lenders and foreclosing parties of contemplated and passed foreclosure legislation
    • Standing: Is it even possible in light of proposed legislation?
    • Impacts of residential foreclosure laws on commercial mortgages
    • The problem of legislation awarding legal fees to borrowers
    • The morass of passed omnibus foreclosure litigation effective 2010
    • The peril of proposed New York City legislation on foreclosure and lender maintenance requirements
    Mr. Bergman will also answer your questions on this important topic. *CLE is in the process of approval. LexisNexis is approved for telephonic/webinar training in the following mandatory CLE states: 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, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. CLE paperwork should be downloaded by participants during the last few minutes of the webinar program using the Presentation Assets Button.

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    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Oct 26/St Paul, MN - The Role of Gender in the Practice of #Law: Perspectives from a Transgender Lawyer

    The Role of Gender in the Practice of Law: Perspectives from a Transgender Lawyer
    Oct 26 4:30:00 PM - 5:30:00 PM, Room 105
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
    1 Elimination of Bias CLE credit for this presentation

    Oct 26/Web+Cleveland - Is #Terrorism Worth Defining? (Continuing Legal Education)

    "Case Downtown" Monthly Lecture Series
    Oct 26, 2011 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    The City Club of Cleveland
    850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    CLE Credit:
    1 of CLE credit available.

    Michael P. Scharf
    John Deaver Drinko – Baker and Hostetler Professor of Law
    Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    Michael Scharf directs the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Henry T. King, Jr. War Crimes Research Office and the Summer Institute for Global Justice in The Netherlands, and serves as U.S. director of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute. He also directs the new LL.M. in International Criminal Law program at the School of Law. In February 2005, Prof. Scharf and the Public International Law and Policy Group, a Non-Governmental Organization that he co-founded and directs, were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by six governments and the Prosecutor of an International Criminal Tribunal for the work they have done to help in the prosecution of major war criminals, such as Slobodan Milosevic, Charles Taylor, and Saddam Hussein. During the first Bush and Clinton Administrations, Prof. Scharf served in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, where he held the positions of Attorney-Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, Attorney-Adviser for U.N. Affairs, and delegate to the U.N. Human Rights Commission. Judicial clerk to Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat on the Eleventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, Prof. Scharf has testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Armed Services Committee and is the author of over 70 scholarly articles and 13 books, including three that have won national book of the year honors. Recipient of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law Alumni Association’s 2005 “Distinguished Teacher Award” and Ohio Magazine’s 2007 “Excellence in Education Award,” Prof. Scharf teaches International Law, International Criminal Law, the Law of International Organizations, and the War Crimes Research Lab. During a sabbatical in 2008, he served as Special Assistant to the Prosecutor of the Cambodia Genocide Tribunal. He received his B.A. (1985) and his J.D. (1988), Order of the Coif, from Duke University.
    Free and open to the public. Reception follows.
    1 hr. continuing legal education credit available, pending approval.
    Recording in any form is prohibited.

    Case Downtown Lectures will take place on the following dates:
    Fall 2011: September 14, October 26, November 16, December 14
    Spring 2012: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Oct 20/Web - Internet and New Media, How Emerging Technologies Challenge Well-Established Legal Principles

    EDITTED: this event, contrary to information on the CASE website, does not appear to be a CLE or open to the public. I apologize for this error.
    Bob Gurwin, Assistant General Counsel with AOL Inc., will discuss how the emergence of social networks, sites that rely predominantly on user-generated content, and new technologies like smart phones, tablets, cloud computing, and streaming have given us reason to have a fresh look at established principles in many areas of the law, including intellectual property, privacy law, torts, and even criminal statutes.
    How Emerging Technologies Challenge Well-Established Legal Principles

    Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts
     Date/Time/Location:Oct 20, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)
    Moot Courtroom (A59)
    11075 East Blvd
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    CLE Credit:
    1 of CLE credit available.

    Bob Gurwin
    Assistant General Counsel
    AOL Inc.
    Serving as an Assistant General Counsel for products and technology at AOL Inc., Bob Gurwin is also a lecturer and consultant on legal issues relating to the Internet and other forms of electronic communication, including copyrights, trademarks, domain name registrations, and disputes; web site terms of use, privacy policies, hosting, and development agreements; Internet advertising; technology licensing; and a variety of information technology transactions. He is licensed to practice in Michigan, Illinois, and the District of Columbia, and as corporate counsel in Virginia. Mr. Gurwin is also a member of the adjunct faculty at John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he has taught courses in the master of laws program in information technology. He holds a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a master of laws degree in information technology and privacy law from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Gurwin has written and frequently presents on information technology topics.

    CLE Credit:
    Check your jurisdiction

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Oct 19/Web - Making International #Arbitration Suitable for the 21st Century

    International arbitration faces numerous challenges, many of which stem from its success. Users complain about the time and cost involved in arbitration. Governments and investors wonder about the fairness of investor-state arbitration. Mr. Rivkin will explore the nature of these challenges and offer suggestions to improve the system to meet the demands of business in the 21st Century.
    Making International Arbitration Suitable for the 21st CenturySponsor:
    CISCDR Distinguished Visiting Practitioner Lecture
    presented by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

    Oct 19, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)
    Moot Courtroom (A59)
    11075 East Blvd
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106
    CLE Credit:
    1 of CLE credit available.

    Speaker Information
    David W. RivkinDavid W. Rivkin
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLC
    David W. Rivkin, a litigation partner in the New York and London offices of Debevoise & Plimpton, is Secretary-General of the International Bar Association and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was appointed by the U.S. State and Commerce Departments to be a founding member of the North American Free Trade Agreement Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes. He is also a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. His memberships include the American Arbitration Association, World Intellectual Property Organization, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Chinese International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Cairo Regional Arbitration Centre, the Fédération International de l’Automobile, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Mr. Rivkin has frequently written on international arbitration and litigation, including two books. He received his B.A. magna cum laude in history (1977) and his J.D. (1980) from Yale University. He was Law Clerk to the Honorable Luther M. Swygert, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
    CLE Credit:
    OH: 1 credit
    Elsewhere: Check your jurisdiction