Sunday, July 21, 2019

July 30: Washington’s General Rule 37: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Bias in Jury Selection

Please join us for a look at Washington State’s General Rule 37, adopted "to eliminate the unfair exclusion of potential jurors based on race or ethnicity." Faculty will discuss persistent bias in jury selection, and how GR 37 goes beyond Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), to address the problem.

Title:
Washington’s General Rule 37: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Bias in Jury Selection
When/Where:
July 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:35 PM PT
Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:

  • La Rond Baker - Washington State Office of the Attorney General, Seattle
  • Salvador A. Mungia - Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Tacoma
  • Lila Silverstein - Washington Appellate Project, Seattle

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Cost:
Free to members of the Washington State Bar Association
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September 25: Litigating in a Divided Nation

Today’s political climate is shaping everyday decisions, and as attorneys, we have a responsibility to the awareness and consideration of the differing views in today’s political landscape. This one-hour free Continuing Legal Education course will cover key issues to consider when working in the legal space, and litigating in a divided nation. From accepting the effects of cultural changes on communities to recognizing the nature and sources of “world-view” influencing judgment, we’ll discuss:
  • Creating understanding with your clients and framing issues
  • Ways to help heal our communities
  • Understanding the danger of false consensus
  • Understanding the legal environment of your own practice.
Title:
Litigating in a Divided Nation
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
3:00p to 04:00p CDT
When/Where:
Webinar - Register Now!
By:
LawPay
Speaker:
Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.
Credit:
1 credit in California, New York, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas; you may be able to apply for credit in other jurisdictions. Details.

November 21: Introduction to Boolean

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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October 17: Introduction to Boolean

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!

Program Repeats:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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September 19: Introduction to Boolean

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!

Program Repeats:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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August 15: Introduction to Boolean

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!

Program Repeats:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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Saturday, July 20, 2019

July 9, 16, 22+30: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology



Technological advancement has enabled humanity to retain and process seemingly endless amounts of information. Nowhere is that more true than in the American legal system. Making sense of the water pouring from that particular fire hydrant is the focus of this course on the fundamentals of basic legal research in the age of electronic legal research.
This free Continuing Legal Education program covers:
  • Model Rules & Technology
  • Competency as an Attorney
  • Using Citations, Party Names & Source Selection
  • Refining Your Search
  • Sections of a Case
  • Topic Summary Reports
  • Citation Services
  • Research History.
Title:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
When/Where:
Webcast
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 19: Final Conscience Regulation: Does the New HHS Rule Promote Injustice?

On May 2, 2019, The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final version of its conscience rule. This updated rule purports to authorize individual healthcare workers and institutions to refuse to provide certain services by citing a religious or conscience objection.
Such leeway may have serious implications for patients, especially for women, LGBT people, and those seeking end-of-life care. Some view the rule as consistent with the Administration’s promise to promote religious interests. Others fear the harmful effects of allowing individual workers at healthcare facilities to deny critical and sometimes life-saving care to patients.
What are the legal implications? Join us on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM PM EST to engage in this captivating and informative conversation with Susan Berke Fogel and Richard Katskee.
Title:
Final Conscience Regulation: Does the New HHS Rule Promote Injustice?
Friday, July 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Webinar - Register Now
Speakers:
  • Susan Berke Fogel, J.D. is the Director, Reproductive Health at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), a national non-profit organization that protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals. She is nationally known for her work on religious restrictions in health care, and is the co-author of Health Care Refusals: Undermining Quality Care for Women, a foundational analysis of the impact of religious restrictions on medical standards of care in reproductive health.
  • Richard B. Katskee is Legal Director at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, where he litigates cases under the First Amendment’s Establishment, Free Exercise, and Free Speech Clauses. Previously, Richard was a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate practice at Mayer Brown LLP and was Deputy Director of the Program Legal Group in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. He is currently a counsel to the plaintiffs in two of the cases challenging the rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: County of Santa Clara v. U.S. Dep’t of Health & Human Servs. (N.D. Cal.); and Mayer & City Council of Baltimore v. Azar (D. Md.).
Credit:
The event announcement does not mention CLE Credit applications. You may wish to self-apply, depending on the rules of your jurisdiction.
By:
Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, American Bar Association

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New Jersey/Date Negotiable: What Lawyers Need to Know About Managing Cybersecurity

Here's an interesting approach to CLE on cybersecurity (available only to New Jersey law firms at this time.) BMT will bring the course to you!
According to its website:
"Over past years, the legal sector has become a prime target for cybercriminals….why? Lawyers constantly need to communicate sensitive information to clients and third parties, including the sharing of a large number of electronic documents.  Law firms have a large amount of confidential information such as medical records, bank information, plaintiff statements, client depositions, discovery documents, and corporate information. Overall public perception views the legal sector as an industry of wealth.
This non-technical course will discuss simple, everyday things you can do to better protect yourself, both at the office and at home. Topics include:
  • Using a Password Manager
  • Learn what a Password Manager, how to use, and review popular programs.
  • Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  • Learn how 2FA adds an extra layer of protection against data breaches. Understand the benefits, learn how to enable, and see why this program should be the standard when it comes to protecting accounts."
Title:
What Lawyers Need to Know About Managing Cybersecurity
When/Where:
Date and Time Negotiable
Your New Jersey Law Firm
Speaker:
Stew Smith, Vice President of Business Development, BMT is a 26-year BMT veteran, and has held the positions of Senior Network Engineer and Director of Operations. He holds a number of professional accreditations, to include Certified Information Security Manager and various certifications from Microsoft, Symantec, Synology & Samsung. Smith is a seasoned speaker and has presented on a number of security and technology topics to professional trade and local chamber organizations, to include NJSBA, NJALA, NJBIA, Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce and more.
By:
BMT

July 17: Ethical Billing: How to Bill Without Getting Burned

One of the many challenges in law firm management is legal billing. Clients can avoid or delay paying legal bills for a number of reasons. Clients may disagree with the amount charged or may be confused about the billing agreement or the work performed. That is why it is important to implement client-centric billing processes, which can also help avoid potential fee disputes down the road. This free online Continuing Legal Education program features billing tips that can help your firm establish more efficient and client-friendly billing practices.
Title:
Ethical Billing: How to Bill Without Getting Burned
When/Where:
July 17, 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
Webcast - Register Now
Speakers:
  • Erin McCartney, J.D.
  • Richards Ford J.D.
CLE Credit:
Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1.2 CLE (ethics/professionalism) in NJ, and 1 CLE (legal ethics) in CA. Attorney Protective is an Accredited Provider in PA and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE (ethics) in PA. NY attorneys may apply this course toward 1 CLE credit in accordance with the NY approved jurisdiction policy. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.
By:
Attorney Protective

August 2: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession


In this free Continuing Legal Education webinar, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records.
During our session we will cover:
  • Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession
  • Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • A Personal Story of Addiction
  • Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession
  • Answering the Call for Help
  • Successful Treatment Programs
  • Changing the Culture from Within the Legal Profession
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
Webcast
Speakers:
Alyssa Norman, Neil Waechter
Credit:
1 ethics credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

August 1: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques

Technology has been described as “the campfire around which we tell our stories” and that is especially true in the legal profession. As technology has allowed greater amounts of information to be retained, legal documents are becoming longer and longer and can no longer be ignored. Becoming technologically savvy and staying abreast of advancements is at the very core of the competency of the legal profession.
In this free Continuing Legal Education course, we will explore the latest technological advancements, strategies for efficiently researching and more.
Title:
The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
When/Where:
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT - 08/01/2019
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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August 22: Ethics and Legal Research

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar introduces attorneys to ethical and professional responsibility considerations in legal research.
Title:
Ethics and Legal Research
When/Where:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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July 25: Ethics and Legal Research

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar introduces attorneys to ethical and professional responsibility considerations in legal research.
Title:
Ethics and Legal Research
When/Where:
Thursday, July 25, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Webcast - Register Now!
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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September 16: Time Management Tips for Lawyers

Time management skills are essential for lawyers. Not only can time management skills make you more efficient for your clients, such skills can also help to ensure that you don't miss deadlines and run afoul of your ethical obligations. Join this free Continuing Legal Education webinar to hear from time management expert and lawyer, Margaret Spencer, J.D., and ethics expert and lawyer, Sally Field, J.D.
Title:
Time Management Tips for Lawyers
When/Where:
September 16, 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
Webcast - Register Now
Speakers:
  • Time management expert and lawyer, Margaret Spencer, J.D.
  • Ethics expert and lawyer, Sally Field, J.D.
CLE Credit:
Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1.2 CLE (ethics/professionalism) in NJ, and 1 CLE (legal ethics) in CA. Attorney Protective is an Accredited Provider in PA and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE (ethics) in PA. NY attorneys may apply this course toward 1 CLE credit in accordance with the NY approved jurisdiction policy. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (ethics) credit in most states.
By:
Attorney Protective

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

July 24: Trust Me, I'm a Lawyer: Handing Trust Accounts and Law Firm Finances

Violating trust account rules can subject a lawyer to disbarment, civil damages and even criminal charges. Protect yourself against a potential trust account violation by increasing your understanding of trust account compliance, the ethical implications of your conduct. This course will cover the five biggest trust account misunderstandings, and your duty to preserve and safeguard client funds and property. We’ll go over what are qualified and non-qualified funds, what does and doesn’t belong in a trust account, and the difference between commingling and safekeeping. We will discuss actual fact situations (and reported cases) where disputes have arisen, and strategies to resolve those conflicting claims. This free continuing legal education course will also discuss the best practices for maintaining financial control of your legal practice.
Title:
Trust Me, I'm a Lawyer: Handing Trust Accounts and Law Firm Finances
When/Where:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
3:00p to 04:00p CDT
Webinar - Register Now!
By:
LawPay
Speaker:
Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions that allow on-line CLE. Details.
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Saturday, July 13, 2019

September 5/NYC: Curbing Cars: A Transatlantic Dialogue on New Urban Mobility

Cities’ reliance on motor vehicles imposes myriad public health and environmental challenges. In New York City, for example, officials estimate that fine particulate matter pollution from motor vehicles contributes to 320 premature deaths in New York City each year, which is approximately the same number as die from homicide. In Germany, the situation is not much better. In fact, approximately 70 German cities violated EU air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide emissions last year and automobiles have been largely blamed for the problem. To remedy the situation, policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic are experimenting with a range of strategies — from bans on diesel engines, to congestion pricing schemes — to encourage new forms of urban mobility. Yet they are encountering a series of obstacles along the way. At this upcoming event, experts from Germany and New York City will discuss options for lessening cars’ grip on transportation and challenges that lie ahead.
Title:
Curbing Cars: A Transatlantic Dialogue on New Urban Mobility.
When/Where:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Faculty Library, Vanderbilt Hall (3rd floor)
40 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
REGISTER HERE
Credit:
1 credit of CLE in Areas of Professional Practice
Speakers:
  • Keynote address: Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, Department Head, Energy, Environment, Economics, German Institute for Transportation 
  • Discussion to follow with: 
    • Thomas Matte, Senior Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health 
    • Jen Roberton, Transportation Policy Advisor, New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability 
    • Danielle Spiegel-Feld, ’10, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Guarini Center 
By: 
Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
Cost:
This free continuing legal education event has been made possible by the generous support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York.
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Friday, July 12, 2019

July 3, 12+17: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession


In this free Continuing Legal Education webinar, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records.
During our session we will cover:
  • Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession
  • Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • A Personal Story of Addiction
  • Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession
  • Answering the Call for Help
  • Successful Treatment Programs
  • Changing the Culture from Within the Legal Profession
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
Webcast
Speakers:
Alyssa Norman, Neil Waechter
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Thursday, July 11, 2019

July 11: Annual Connecticut Tax Update 2019

Join Shipman & Goodwin tax attorneys for this complimentary CLE webinar reviewing the most up-to-date legal information pertaining to recent Connecticut tax legislation, pronouncements issued by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, and recent court decisions. Presenters will discuss 2019 Connecticut tax developments affecting businesses, organizations and individuals.
Title:
Annual Connecticut Tax Update 2019
When/Where:
July 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Register Now For This Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar
Speakers:
Speakers: Louis B. Schatz, David O. Bigger, Robert L. Day III
Cost:
Free. Shipman & Goodwin reserves the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm
Credit:
This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.0 can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement. This program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of Shipman & Goodwin that this activity qualifies for one hour toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including zero hour(s) of ethics/professionalism, but is subject to change based on actual instruction/attendance time.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

July 25: Mid-Year Employment Law Tune-up

This year promised to be one of change for California employers, and it is not disappointing. We are only half way through the year and there is already much to discuss: new Dynamex developments, revised agency positions on overtime, pay data collection reporting, and more.
Join us for a mid-year 30-minute webinar where we will provide an overview of 2019 year to date and forecast what to expect in the second half of the year.
Miller Law Group invites you and any of your interested colleagues to attend this continuing legal education web seminar free of charge. All you need is a computer with Internet access and speakers.
Title:
Mid-Year Employment Law Tune-up
When/Where:
Thursday, July 25, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
This webinar is available for MCLE credit only (0.5 hours)
By:
Miller Law Group

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July 18: Not So Obvious: Secondary Considerations at the PTAB


Objective evidence of non-obviousness can overcome a prima facie case of obviousness, both in district court litigation and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. These "secondary considerations" are an important tool that patent owners can use to defeat obviousness challenges. Historically, the PTAB has not often been persuaded by such evidence. But in recent years, patent owners have found some success when presenting compelling objective evidence of commercial success, copying, long-felt need, and other secondary considerations.
  • During this webinar, our presenters will discuss the following:
  • Developing trends at the PTAB concerning secondary considerations
  • How to insulate your petition from secondary considerations
  • Best practices for patent owners developing evidence related to secondary considerations
Title:
Not So Obvious: Secondary Considerations at the PTAB
When:
Thursday
July 18, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 am PDT
10:00 - 11:00 am MDT
11:00 am - 12 noon CDT
12 noon - 1:00 pm EDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • David A. Gosse has a diverse IP law practice encompassing both the acquisition and the enforcement of patent rights on behalf of his clients, beginning with patent drafting and prosecution and extending to post-issuance proceedings before the PTAB as appropriate. He has substantial pre-trial and trial experience in district court litigation, including multiple jury trials relating to patent infringement, validity, and breach of license. Dave serves as Co-Vice Chair of the AIPLA PTAB Trial Committee.
  • Evan Kline-Wedeen's practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, IP litigation, patent post-issuance proceedings, and product clearance and legal opinions. He assists clients in fields including biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and material science in the development and protection of their intellectual property rights.
Presented by:
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit:
CLE credit has been approved for California, Illinois, and Nebraska. Other states may also award CLE credit upon attendee request.
Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July 10, 15+31: Data Breach: A-Z Guide for Law Firms

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar covers current data breach laws, trends in the legal industry, insight into client concerns regarding data protection, and a discussion of why data security is so important to law firms.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand what constitutes a data breach
  • Understand the current legal framework that regulates data breaches
  • Examine what a law firm can do on behalf of its client to prepare them for a data breach
  • Understand what exposure a law firm faces and what data security matters to a firm.


Title:
Data Breach: A-Z Guide for Law Firms
When/Where:
Webcast

Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Friday, July 5, 2019

July 1, 8+29: Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence


Failure to conduct proper due diligence can mean billions in unwanted costs to your organization or your client. Due diligence can be a legal obligation, but the term more commonly applies to voluntary investigations designed to uncover hidden bad acts. It is imperative that attorneys understand and appreciate the potential risks presented by third parties. Effective due diligence investigations contribute to informed decision making by enhancing the amount and quality of information available to decision makers and by ensuring that this information is systematically used to make the best choices based on cost, benefit, and risk.
In this free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program you will learn about the purpose, legal requirements and recent developments for due diligence and hear about organizational strategies to strengthen due diligence efforts and mitigate financial or operational risk.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Learn about the importance of understanding third parties for effective decision making
  • Understand key concepts and components critical to successfully conducting due diligence
  • Review specific laws that require due diligence
  • Discuss the legal penalties and financial risks when due diligence fails
  • Get tips on organizing an effective due diligence process.
Title:
Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Cassie Quinn
Price:
Free
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

July 17: General Counsel Briefing: Your Controlled Information and the "Insider Threat"

Please join Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Bill Roberts and Alfredo Fernandez for this complimentary CLE webinar which will discuss the unique threats presented by personnel with legitimate access to controlled company information and how to proactively mitigate risks of data misuse. Topics to include:
  • Insiders vs. intruders vs. knuckleheads
  • Motivators, risk factors and indicators
  • Technical and non-technical assessment factors
  • Understanding vulnerable categories of data
  • International factors
  • Best practices in a breach scenario
  • Proactive steps to protect the company.
Title:
General Counsel Briefing: Your Controlled Information and the "Insider Threat"
When/Where:
July 17, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Cost:
Free. Shipman & Goodwin reserves the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm
Credit:
This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.0 can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement. This program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of Shipman & Goodwin that this activity qualifies for one hour toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including zero hour(s) of ethics/professionalism, but is subject to change based on actual instruction/attendance time.
Speakers:

  • William J. Roberts

  • Alfredo G. Fern├índez
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July 2+25: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward

Twenty three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form and a few more have decriminalized it. Four of these states and DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use as well as medical use. However, marijuana remains illegal under federal law and employers, regardless of whether or not marijuana is legal, likely will not want their employees using it at work.
This free Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program provides an overview of current marijuana laws, trends in the medical industry, and insight into how changing times will likely impact our current, drug-free workplaces.
  • Understanding the history of marijuana use
  • Understanding the current legal framework surrounding marijuana and its potential volatility
  • Examining the judicial trends of wrongful termination claims related to legalized marijuana usage
  • Understanding current medical research and what may lie ahead
  • Exploring the Complications of Determining Impairment
  • Developing best practices for employers in this ever changing environment.
Title:
Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Monday, July 1, 2019

Through July 2019: Protest Lawyering: From the Street to the Courtroom



Join civil rights attorney Wylie Stecklow, founder of WylieLaw, as he walks through the various skills needed to represent protesters and assist in protest actions and activities. In an era of increased civil engagement, it’s critical to understand the first amendment rights of protesters, the ins and outs of working with protest organizers, how to represent protesters who have criminal charges filed against them, and more.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify practical strategies for representing protesters through all stages of a protest activity, including what to do prior to protest, on the streets, and in criminal court afterwards
  • Examine the laws and regulations governing protest activities
  • Determine the difference between civil disobedience and lawfully protected speech
Title:
Protest Lawyering: From the Street to the Courtroom
Time:
60 minutes

By:
Above the Law + Lawline
Credit:
This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact Lawline support for more information on how to receive credit
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Other Jurisdictions: Check with your credit-granting authority; you might be able to self-apply.
Speaker:
Wylie Stecklow is a civil rights attorney in downtown Manhattan. Mr. Stecklow is the FBA SDNY Chapter President, the immediate past chair of the FBA National Civil Rights Law Section and an adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School (his alma mater). He is a founding member of the National Action Network’s Legal Rights Nights, a recipient of U.S. Congress Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Community Service, the New York City Council Certificate for Outstanding Citizenship and Manhattan Borough President’s Office Certificate of Recognition for Service to the Community. In 2004, he was the General Counsel for the Billionaires for Bush, and in September 2011, his firm was retained by the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly, and organized pro bono representation for over 200 Occupy arrestees. He has litigated 1983 cases involving First Amendment Rights in New York, Maryland and Iowa. Since 2015, he has been named a Civil Rights Super Lawyer. He has served as a panelist and moderator for Civil Rights CLE’s organized by New York County Lawyer’s Association, National Police Accountability Project and the Federal Bar Association, and has presented an investigators’ training at the Civilian Complaint Review Board on how to interview police officers. His affinity for New Orleans spans more than two decades, and more than 50 JazzFest days. Since 2006, he has hosted NYC’s Most Authentic Mardi Gras Party, Fat Friday, an annual non-profit fundraiser.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

July 18: Introduction to Boolean

This webinar is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Fastcase but are new to Boolean (keyword) searches.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean
When/Where:
Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!

This Free Continuing Legal Education Course Is Repeated:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

July 11: Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm

This free Continuing Legal Education program focuses on the use of data analytics in law practice and shows how trends and data impact legal decision making.

Title:
Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm
When/Where:
Thursday, July 11, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!

This course is repeated:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

July 10: 2019 Employment Legislation Summary: What Employers Need to Know

In its 2019 session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a number of new laws affecting employers, many of which will become effective October 1, 2019. To assist employers in navigating the legislative changes, we invite you to join labor and employment law attorneys Henry Zaccardi and Ashley Marshall for this complimentary CLE webinar summarizing the new laws and providing guidance on:
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Paid FMLA Time off
  • Minimum wage increase
  • Whistleblower protections.
Title:
2019 Employment Legislation Summary: What Employers Need to Know
When/Where:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Webinar - Register Now!
Cost:
Free. Shipman & Goodwin reserves the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm
Credit:
This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.0 can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement. This program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of Shipman & Goodwin that this activity qualifies for one hour toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including zero hour(s) of ethics/professionalism, but is subject to change based on actual instruction/attendance time.

Speakers:
  • Henry J. Zaccardi, Counsel, Shipman & Goodwin LLP  represents public and private employers and non-profit organizations in all aspects of labor relations and employment law. This includes personnel policies and practices, Freedom of Information Act issues, wage and hour disputes, drug and alcohol testing, family and medical leave, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, occupational health and safety and related matters and regulatory compliance.
  • Ashley L. Marshall, Associate, Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an associate practicing in the areas of labor and employment and school law. Ashley represents public and private sector employers in a variety of matters including employment discrimination and retaliation claims filed in state and federal court, labor negotiations, grievance arbitrations, and prohibited practice proceedings. Ashley also represents clients before state agencies such as the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Freedom of Information Commission, the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, and the State Board of Labor Relations. Furthermore, Ashley assists local boards of education on both labor and student issues.
More Information And Registration

Friday, June 28, 2019

June 6+13+21+28: The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques #CLE

Technology has been described as “the campfire around which we tell our stories” and that is especially true in the legal profession. As technology has allowed greater amounts of information to be retained, legal documents are becoming longer and longer and can no longer be ignored. Becoming technologically savvy and staying abreast of advancements is at the very core of the competency of the legal profession. In this free Continuing Legal Education course, we will explore the latest technological advancements, strategies for efficiently researching and more.
Title:
The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
When/Where:
Webcasts - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

June 4+27: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward

Twenty three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form and a few more have decriminalized it. Four of these states and DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use as well as medical use. However, marijuana remains illegal under federal law and employers, regardless of whether or not marijuana is legal, likely will not want their employees using it at work.
This free Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program provides an overview of current marijuana laws, trends in the medical industry, and insight into how changing times will likely impact our current, drug-free workplaces.
  • Understanding the history of marijuana use
  • Understanding the current legal framework surrounding marijuana and its potential volatility
  • Examining the judicial trends of wrongful termination claims related to legalized marijuana usage
  • Understanding current medical research and what may lie ahead
  • Exploring the Complications of Determining Impairment
  • Developing best practices for employers in this ever changing environment.
Title:
Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward
When/Where:
Register Now for this No-Cost CLE!
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

June 27: Ethics and Legal Research

This no-cost Continuing Legal Education webinar introduces attorneys to ethical and professional responsibility considerations in legal research
Title:
Ethics and Legal Research
When/Where:
Thursday, June 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

August 20: Section 101 Reform: Prospects and Pitfalls (Live MBHB Webinar)

It is no secret that U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence on subject matter eligibility over the past decade has seriously disrupted the settled expectations of inventors, innovative companies, universities, and their counsel. With no evidence that the Supreme Court has any intention (or recognition) of solving these problems, Congress is the only branch of government with the ability to make meaningful change.
For the past several months, Senators Tillis and Coons (chair and ranking member of the IP Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee) have met with stakeholders, prepared draft legislation, and held three days of hearings on the issues, entertaining 45 witnesses from the political and patent-concerned spectrum. We expect a bill to be introduced later this summer.
The free Continuing Legal Education program will discuss the bill (or the draft if not yet introduced), the process, the politics, and the prospects of meaningful legislative change. We will also discuss possible pitfalls in the legislation, from the political horse-trading certain to occur to the likelihood that the Supreme Court will find fault with any attempt to rein in their reconstruction of patent eligibility through judicial fiat. The webinar will address the following:
  • The draft amendments to Sections 100, 101, and 112(f)
  • The stakeholders positions: biotech, pharma, high tech, academics, “public interest groups”
  • Issues solved and raised by the proposed amendments.
Title:
Section 101 Reform: Prospects and Pitfalls
When/Where:
August 20, 2019
10:00 am - 11:15 pm
Live MBHB Webinar
Speakers:
Michael S. Borella, Ph.D.Sarah E. Fendrick, Ph.D.Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D.
Cost:
While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance and, in order to receive MCLE credit, must participate online and individually. Register online here
Credit:
MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.
By:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.
Register online here:
www.mbhb.com/events/

August 29/Cleveland, OH: Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Symposium: Strategic Responses


The Case Western Reserve University Human Trafficking Program and the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking are hosting their first annual Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Symposium: Strategic Responses. It will take place on August 29, 2019 at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.
The symposium will include health care providers, counselors and social workers, lawyers, judges and law enforcement working together to develop strategies to address issues of victim identification, vulnerable populations, labor trafficking, public health, trauma informed services and specialty courts.
The symposium will begin with a key-note presentation from Chris Thompson, author of “The Power of Collaboration”. Breakout sessions will include expert speakers, local, regional and national, to present and discuss issues important to health care providers, lawyers, counselors and social workers.
Title:
Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Symposium: Strategic Responses
When/Where:
Thursday, August 29, 2019
8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
The conference offers 6 hours of CLE credit (pending approval) for Attorneys, 4 hours of CE contact hours (pending approval) for RNs and LPNs and 6 hours of CEU credit (pending approval) for counselors and social workers.

Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

July 11, 19+26: The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques

Technology has been described as “the campfire around which we tell our stories” and that is especially true in the legal profession. As technology has allowed greater amounts of information to be retained, legal documents are becoming longer and longer and can no longer be ignored. Becoming technologically savvy and staying abreast of advancements is at the very core of the competency of the legal profession. In this free Continuing Legal Education course, we will explore the latest technological advancements, strategies for efficiently researching and more.
Title:
The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
When/Where:
Webcasts - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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July 18+24: Something's Brewing! Guiding Clients Through the Process of Starting a Craft Brewery

The recent explosion in the Craft Beer Industry is driven by home grown entrepreneurs generating local community interest along with economic development.
This market boom has resulted in the formation of niche practice groups within law firms to guide craft brewery starts ups. Advice navigating the statutory, regulatory and intellectual property frameworks unique to this industry is important to the success and stability of craft breweries.
After completing this free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course, you will gain:
  • A basic understanding of the growth of the craft beer market and the general traits of a craft brewery
  • An understanding of the traditional regulatory scheme that governs the alcohol industry and new statutory and regulatory approaches that are being proposed to accommodate the positive impact of the growing craft beer market
  • Insight into the unique intellectual property issues stemming from the entrepreneurship and camaraderie that characterize this industry and suggested approaches on how best to enforce the intellectual property rights
Title:
Something's Brewing! Guiding Clients Through the Process of Starting a Craft Brewery
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Neil Waechter
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis