Sunday, August 27, 2017

August 30: Health Information Data Sharing: HIPAA Facts and Fallacies

Health care providers cite the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule to deny or limit access to patients’ private health information—sometimes appropriately, often not. This webinar will equip public health practitioners with HIPAA basics, terminology, myth busters, and strategies to maximize access to and increase the exchange of health information while maintaining the public’s trust.
Health Information Data Sharing: HIPAA Facts and Fallacies
Wednesday, August 30
1:00 p.m. ET.
Register for the webinar.
Jennifer Bernstein, Deputy Director, the Network for Public Health Law - Mid-States Region Office
Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
The Network for Public Health Law
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

September 27: Annual Salvation Army Estate Planning #MCLE

Every year the Salvation Army hosts a CLE on estate planning, with an emphasis on charitable giving.
Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Institute
September 27, 2017
Many locations in most states
Salvation Army
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Friday, August 18, 2017

August 24: Texas vs. the DREAMers, Again

In October 2012, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”), which allowed qualifying young people who were brought to the United State as children to request that any removal action against them be deferred in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Subsequent programs (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) and the 2014 “expanded DACA”) were preliminarily enjoined by a Texas federal judge, whose decision was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and ultimately by an evenly divided U.S. Supreme Court. Now the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, and 10 other state Attorneys General have written to Attorney General Sessions indicating their intent to challenge the 2012 DACA in court unless the administration agrees to rescind the program by September 5, 2017.

Join ACS for a discussion about what's at stake in the battle over DACA, the program's legality, and what can be done to preserve it.
Texas vs. the DREAMers, Again
Thursday, August 24, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
11:00-noon PT
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy presents

  • Lorela Praeli, ACLU Director of Immigration Policy and Campaigns
  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law
  • Moderator: Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law & Policy

The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This webinar has been approved for 1.0 hours of California MCLE credit. If you are seeking CLE credit in a jurisdiction other than California for this webinar, please consult directly with that state’s CLE rules and regulations.
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

August 17: Understanding AIA 102: Prior Art Exceptions and Declaration Practice

More and more patent applications now being examined and granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are first-inventor-to-file applications under the America Invents Act (AIA). The AIA redefined which documents and activities constitute prior art that may be used to reject patent applications and invalidate patents.
During this webinar, Fitch Even partner Alan E. Schiavelli will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the statutory framework of 35 U.S.C. § 102, including the categories of prior art defined by the statute, the exceptions to those categories, and the manner in which the exceptions can be invoked. He will also discuss a recent Federal Circuit panel decision some see as undermining Congress’s intent in establishing the AIA’s on-sale bar.
Specific topics will include these and more:
  • Changes to prior public use and sale
  • Prior art under 102(a)(1) and exceptions
  • Prior art under 102(a)(2) and exceptions
  • Declaration practice under AIA 102
  • Ramifications of Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals
Understanding AIA 102: Prior Art Exceptions and Declaration Practice
Thursday, August 17, 2017
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT
Our speaker Alan E. Schiavelli has 30 years of experience in strategically preparing and prosecuting patent applications for clients in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, as well as providing validity and infringement opinions, trademark availability studies and prosecution, and IP infringement litigation support.
Presented by:
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
CLE credit has been approved for California, Illinois, and Nebraska. Other states may also award CLE credit upon attendee request. .
Free. Registration required.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 17: Hastings, MN - Perspectives from the Bench #MCLE

The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association offer monthly Continuing Legal Education sessions in two locations.
Perspectives from the Bench August 17, 2017
noon-1 p.m., Hastings
The Honorable Richelle Wahi, First District Judge
Free. You do not have to be a FDBA member to attend.
CLE credit:Will be applied for.
No advanced registration is needed, unless noted otherwise.
Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association 

  • Apple Valley sessions will be held at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, in either meeting room L 139 or W106.
  • Hastings sessions will be held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Judicial Center, 1560 Highway 55, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming sessions
  • Perspectives from a Legislator
    Sept. 12, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110B)
    Presented by Senator Matthew Little District 58
  • Car Minus Driver: Autonomous Vehicles and the Law
    Sept. 21, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
    Presented by Damien Riehl, MSBA technology lawyer
  • Fastcase Training
    Oct. 10, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110A)
    Presented by TBD
  • 20 Technology Tips to Strengthen Your Practice
    Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
    Presented by Todd C. Scott Vice President Risk Management, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
  • New Trends in Legal Malpractice & Ethics Complaints
    Nov. 14, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110C)
    Presented by Todd C. Scott Vice President Risk Management, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
  • Mobile Device Cybersecurity
    Nov. 16, noon-1 p.m., Hastings
    Presented by John Carney of Carney Forensics
  • The Right to Counsel - Access to Justice
    Dec. 12, 8-9 a.m., West St. Paul (110A)
    Presented by Sally Silk Esq. JUX Law Firm, Nicole Lindemyer Esq. Executive Director Call for Justice, and Steve Marchese, Esq MSBA
More Information
Special Tip for Minnesota Attorneys!
If you're a Minnesota attorney and need to complete your continuing legal education before August 31, time is running out, but it's not time to panic! The Richard Clem Don't Panic Page will help you find the credits you need, at the lowest possible cost. I'll keep this page updated with free and low-cost CLE opportunities as the deadline approaches. These will include my programs, and those offered by other providers.

August 11: Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected.
A person with a prior record faces significant barriers to employment, occupational licensing, and other basic necessities like housing, even when the record is old or relatively minor. Now more than ever, immigrants face the threat of deportation based on criminal justice contacts as minor as an arrest that did not result in conviction. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences of contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.
What You Will Learn
  • Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities
  • Criminal Record Remedy Updates
  • “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Occupational Licensing for People with Criminal Records
  • Considerations and Best Practices in Planning and Hosting a One-Day Clean Slate Clinic
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with reentry legal services through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration
August 11, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Practising Law Institute
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting

The use of forms in drafting legal documents is just one way to increase efficiency and work product quality while at the same time mitigating some of the risk associated with each document. Explore source, types and benefits of forms, find appropriate motion templates, using a form bank.

Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting
Webcast on multiple dates in August 2017:
Most states that allow online credits.