Thursday, September 19, 2019

September 4, 13+20: 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:
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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Monday, September 16, 2019

September 17: Collecting and Understanding Electronic Medical Records in Litigation


On September 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with network security specialist Cory Hamma will present a free, one-hour, interactive webinar presentation, Collecting and Understanding Electronic Medical Records in Litigation, for all legal professionals.
During this free Continuing Legal Education presentation, Cory will discuss:
  • Description of an electronic medical record
  • Types of EMR systems
  • Potential for data manipulation
  • Gaining access to EMR data
  • Illustrative court cases.
Title:
Collecting and Understanding Electronic Medical Records in Litigation
When/Where:
September 17, 2019 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
Cory Hamma is the director of digital forensics at Califorensics. He specializes in electronic medical record forensics, complex forensic capture, complex data presentation and targeted large data set culling. Mr. Hamma represents law firms, state and local government, high-tech firms, aircraft manufacturers, financial institutions and school districts. Cory has testified in multiple cases which have included investigation of forged electronic medical records, employee misconduct, sexual harassment and many others. He also has extensive experience in computer and network forensics.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in AL, CA, DE, FL, IL, KS, KY, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

September 19: Navigating Accommodations for Disabled Workers in California

Determining reasonable accommodations for disabled workers and managing accommodations that are in place can be a complicated and time-consuming process for employers — and legal missteps can carry a high price tag.
This free continuing legal education webinar will explore recent developments involving disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation obligations under California and federal law, with a special emphasis on the interactive process, attendance issues, telecommuting, reassignment, and more.

Title:
Navigating Accommodations for Disabled Workers in California

When/Where:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (PST)
Webinar - RSVP by Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Credits:
  • CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, and CA. 
  • All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:
  • Michele Miller 
  • Walter M. Stella
  • Kerry McInerney Freeman
By:
Cozen O'Connor, a full-service law firm with 750 attorneys in 29 offices.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

September 12: Best Practices for Research Using AI

So you’ve got eight hours to become an expert on a random topic? This panel of seasoned litigators will show you tips and tricks to use today’s AI tools to narrow the field for research (without missing critical nuances) and spot issues in related areas to make sure you are answering the right question.
Educational Objectives:
  • Learn how to incorporate legal technology & AI into your daily practice to make yourself the go-to researcher
  • Understand the challenges and risks of using technology assisted research, including the imperative to understand what the algorithm is doing
  • Tips for the vital human check of the AI results and how to understand what you got in the universe of what you could have gotten
  • Improve the way you present your research with tips from a large law senior associate and former federal law clerk
  • Learn about trends in legal tech investment, usage, and client expectations
  • Get a peek at legal tech expected to launch in the next year, and how you can integrate it into your practice
Title:
Best Practices for Research Using AI

When/Where:
September 12, 2019
1:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT - 12:00 PM CDT - 11:00 AM MDT - 10:00 AM PDT
This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration - Register Now!
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1.0 CLE, 1.0 General COA,
Speakers:
  • Katie Sear is a Legal Analyst on the Bloomberg Law Litigation team. She has been at Bloomberg Law since 2014, focusing on litigation and financial enforcement and regulation matters. Prior to joining Bloomberg Law, Katie was a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Katie has a BA and a JD from the University of Virginia.
  • Eleanor Tyler is a Legal Analyst on the Bloomberg Law Litigation team, with a focus on antitrust. Previously, she spent seven years reporting for Bloomberg Law's antitrust news desk. Before joining Bloomberg Law in 2010, Eleanor was a litigation associate at a large law firm. She clerked for the Hon. Simeon Lake in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Her JD is from Georgetown University, and she holds an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS,
By:
Bloomberg Law

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September 11:The California Consumer Privacy Act: Preparing for the CCPA

Some of the greatest discovery challenges today aren’t arising from litigation, but from a new regime of privacy laws. The latest—and in some ways most challenging—of those laws is the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA.
For organizations with even slight connections to California, and for those law firms advising them, the CCPA can create pressing new obstacles for compliance and data access.
Join Logikcull and an expert-packed panel for an upcoming webinar on the CCPA, the responsibilities it creates, and strategies to reduce the burden of compliance.
Title:
The California Consumer Privacy Act: Preparing for the CCPA
When/Where:
September 11, 2019
10:00 am Pacific
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
You will have to apply for credit on your own, but the subject matter and speaker seem appropriate.
Speakers:
Eric Goldman, Emily Yu, Christian Auty, and Casey Sullivan
By:
Logickull.com

September 5+17: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession


This free Continuing Legal Education webinar examines the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys susceptible to substance abuse and reviews 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

Monday, September 2, 2019

September 2019: The Art of Cross Examination

This Continuing Legal Education program (free through the month of September 2019 for ATL subscribers - which itself is free)  reviews the basic concepts of effective cross examination and highlights techniques which can be used to strengthen your cross examination skills - whether you are a newly-minted trial lawyer beginning your career, or a seasoned attorney seeking to refresh and refine their cross examination abilities.
Learning Objectives:
  • Organize your evidence so that you are prepared to impeach the witness and undermine their testimony at any time during trial
  • Discuss the best cross examination questions to bolster your credibility with the judge and jury
  • Control the witness and behave with confidence, but not swagger, in the courtroom.

Title:
The Art of Cross Examination
By:
Above the Law + Lawline
Credit:
  • Alaska
  • Arizona 
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana
  • 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:
Jim Quinn is an accomplished trial lawyer who served for many years as head of the Litigation Department of the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Mr. Quinn specializes in high stakes commercial disputes. He has practiced in all areas of complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on antitrust, securities, false advertising, sports, entertainment, patent and related complex intellectual property litigation. Mr. Quinn’s most recent notable engagements include obtaining for CBS the dismissal with prejudice of a landmark putative class action in which current and former NCAA Division I college football and basketball players alleged that CBS, along with a host of college athletic conferences, other networks and licensors, profited from the broadcast and use of those Student-Athletes’ names, likenesses and images without permission; winning for CBS Corporation the dismissal, affirmed on appeal, of a putative securities fraud class action relating to a $14 billion impairment; obtaining a complete dismissal for ESPN, Inc. and certain Walt Disney Co. companies in a $130 million suit brought by Echostar concerning alleged contract breaches relating to rights to ESPN and Disney’s high-definition television networks; securing a complete dismissal for CBS Corporation in a $70 million breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty suit filed by its former anchorman and correspondent Dan Rather stemming from his departure from the network in 2006; on behalf of ExxonMobil, defeating class certification of a purported national class alleging that major petroleum companies conspired to restrict the supply of gasoline; and securing summary judgment for ESPN, Inc. in litigation against boxing promoter Don King who alleged defamation and false light invasion of privacy and sought $2.5 billion in damages.

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September 19: Should Plea Bargaining Be More Transparent?

Plea bargaining has long been the dominant method of resolving cases in U.S. criminal courts. Today, over 95% of convictions at the state and federal level are obtained through guilty pleas. Unlike the trials it replaces, however, plea bargaining remains notoriously opaque. It does not occur on the record in a public courtroom. Instead, deals are commonly struck informally, in an office, on the phone, or in the courtroom hallway. Victims and members of the public are excluded, and the defendant is also typically absent. Plea offers are often not documented, and even the final plea agreements are not always placed on record with the court. The opacity of plea bargaining stands in stark contrast with the constitutional commitment to publicity of criminal proceedings, enshrined in the Sixth Amendment right to a public trial and the First Amendment right of public access to the courts.
The presentation will review the main reasons for and against secrecy in plea bargaining. While there are valid reasons for maintaining confidentiality in some aspects of plea negotiations, better documentation and greater transparency can enhance the fairness and public legitimacy of the process. Highlighting technological developments that make documentation more feasible, the presentation will suggest some concrete ways in which states and the federal system can increase transparency in plea bargaining while addressing legitimate reasons for confidentiality.
Title:
Should Plea Bargaining Be More Transparent?
Criminal Justice Forum & Constitution Day Lecture
When/Where:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speaker:
Jenia Turner is the Amy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas, where she teaches U.S. and comparative criminal procedure, international criminal law, and international law. Jenia has written numerous law review articles on criminal procedure and international criminal law topics, as well as a textbook, Plea Bargaining Across Borders, exploring plea bargaining in several national and international jurisdictions. She also co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process (with Darryl Brown and Bettina Weisser, 2019) and Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials (with Marc Miller, Ronald Wright, and Kay Levine 2019).
Credit:
1 free hour pending
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
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October 1: Raising Capital via ICO: Risk, Reward and (Possible) Regulation

In their joint lecture, “Raising Capital via ICO: Risk, Reward and (Possible) Regulation,” Suzanne Hanselman and Stephan Schlegelmilch will discuss the recent trend of corporate capital raising through initial coin offerings (ICO). Hanselman and Schlegelmilch will provide an overview of blockchain-based offerings, the recent dramatic uptick in such offerings, and the legal and regulatory considerations that issuers should consider before conducting an ICO.

Title:
Raising Capital via ICO: Risk, Reward and (Possible) Regulation
When/Where:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast
Speakers:
  • Stephan Schlegelmilch is a Supervisory Trial Attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. He is a member of the Division’s Trial Unit, which is headquartered in the SEC’s Home Office in Washington, DC. As a Trial Unit supervisor, Mr. Schlegelmilch oversees several trial attorneys and their respective caseloads, and he personally litigates select, high-priority cases at the request of Enforcement senior staff. Prior to his promotion in 2017, Mr. Schlegelmilch was an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the SEC’s Home Office Trial Unit, and he worked on investigative and litigated matters involving dark pools, algorithmic trading, investment advisor fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, disclosure violations, reporting and registration violations, and options backdating
    Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Schlegelmilch was a partner with BakerHostetler, working in the firm’s Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense practice groups. Mr. Schlegelmilch also served as a law clerk to the Honorable John M. Manos, District Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Mr. Schlegelmilch is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. 
  • Suzanne Hanselman is a Partner at BakerHostetler and a member of the Corporate Governance & Securities Practice Team. She serves as the Business Development Leader for BakerHostetler's Cleveland office. Suzanne counsels companies on day-to-day corporate issues, ensures compliance with federal securities law, and provides guidance to general counsel and boards of directors. She works extensively with several of the firm’s publicly held clients, counseling on corporate governance and securities law compliance issues such as public disclosure and periodic reporting, executive compensation, proxy solicitations, shareholder proposals and transactions in issuer securities by officers and directors. Suzanne also represents issuers, investors and underwriters in a variety of financings, including IPOs and other SEC-registered offerings, private placements of debt and equity and venture capital investments.
    Suzanne has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America© and Euromoney Expert Guide: Women in Business Law. Suzanne serves on the boards of the Greater Cleveland YWCA, Beaumont School, St. Martin de Porres and ZenWorks. She frequently speaks on topics related to corporate governance, securities regulation and executive compensation. Suzanne is an Adjunct Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and guest lectures at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. 
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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September 24: Use of Force Videos in Court Cases Don’t Tell The Whole Story

On September 24, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with law enforcement and safety expert Timothy Dimoff, will present a free one and a half hour, interactive Continuing Legal Education presentation, discussing:
  • Why videos do not always tell the whole story
  • The use of force continuum
  • Acceptable police reactions in threatening situations
  • The effect of human factors in confrontations and how they influence videos
  • Supreme court rulings regarding the use of videos in court.



Title:
Use of Force Videos in Court Cases Don’t Tell The Whole Story
When/Where:
September 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
imothy A. Dimoff, founder and president of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc., is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities in high-risk workplace and human resource issues, security, vulnerability assessments and crime. As a consultant to law enforcement and the media, Timothy has been called upon to examine evidence from crime scenes and victim and witness reports to develop an offender profile. He has testified as an expert witness in many trials throughout the years.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in AL, CA, CO, DE, FL, IL, KY, MN, MO, NC, NJ, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Cost:
Free.
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September 10: How To Diagnose Common Anorectal Problems: View From the Bottom

On September 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with colon and rectal surgeon Dr. Stephen Cohen will present a free, one-hour, interactive webinar presentation, How To Diagnose Common Anorectal Problems: View From the Bottom, for all legal professionals.
During this presentation, Dr. Cohen will discuss:
  • Common anorectal problems
  • When and how to treat rectal pain
  • Common misconceptions of typical anorectal diseases
  • Standard of care for the diagnosis and treatment of anal diseases
  • Case reviews.

Title:
How To Diagnose Common Anorectal Problems: View From the Bottom
When/Where:
September 10, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dr. Stephen Cohen is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon with over two decades of experience. Not only does he continue to practice evidence based medicine and surgery, but he has made teaching, training, and educating young surgeons his ultimate long term goals. Dr. Cohen has been involved in the field of forensic medicine since the early 90's, and will help guide you on both standard of care and potential causation in many aspects of colon and rectal surgery.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in AL, CA, DE, FL, KS, KY, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, and TN.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Cost:
Free.
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September 19/Hartford: 2019 Education Legislation Summary Seminar

In 2019, the General Assembly made a number of changes in the statutes that affect public education in Connecticut. This workshop is intended to give public and charter school personnel and attorneys an overview of some of these legislative changes that affect students, district operations, and personnel/employment.
Seminar topics include a discussion of changes regarding the following, among others:
  • Safe school climate/bullying
  • Homeless Students and Unaccompanied Youth
  • Background Checks
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention and Training
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • School Security and Safety
  • Special Education
  • Fiscal Issues
Title:
2019 Education Legislation Summary Seminar
When/Where:
September 19, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 
Parking will be validated
Speakers: 
  • Andreana R. Bellach
  • Peter J. Maher
Cost:
Free. Shipman & Goodwin reserves the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm
Credits:
This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 2.0 credit hour, of which 2.0 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 two hours 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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December 11: Avoiding Pitfalls that Can Lead to Disciplinary Action

Lawyers are human, and like everyone else, they sometimes make mistakes when representing clients. In some cases, the mistakes are small and easily fixable, and other times the mistakes are serious and can lead to discipline, including losing the right to practice law.
In this free Continuing Legal Education program, William McCaffery and Erin McCartney discuss
  • Discuss common ethics violations that can lead to disciplinary complaints
  • Provide best practice tips on how to avoid a disciplinary action
  • Review of applicable ethics rules
  • Discuss what actions to consider should a disciplinary matter arise.
Title:
Avoiding Pitfalls that Can Lead to Disciplinary Action
When/Where:
December 11, 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:
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

September 3+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. However, marijuana remains illegal under federal law; 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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August 28: Lawyering Peace: Infusing Human Rights into the Peace Negotiation Process

There are currently over 40 active armed conflicts across the globe; the vast majority of these conflicts will eventually be resolved through peace negotiations. All of the 20+ peace agreements signed the past 20 years, including the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Sudan, the Bosnia Dayton Accords, the Final Agreement for Colombia, and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Nepal, were heavily lawyered.
Two common and consistent factors in determining if a peace agreement will lead to durable peace and human rights are the quality of the lawyering and the sufficient incorporation of legal rules, processes, and procedures.
In this talk, Dr. Paul R. Williams, who has assisted over two dozen parties in major international peace negotiations, will draw from his breadth of experience advising parties to peace negotiations to discuss the main challenges that are faced in peace talks and the role that lawyers can play in contributing to sustainable peace that adequately upholds and protects human rights. Covering topics such as the debate on prioritizing peace vs. justice and best practices for post-conflict state building to create legal structures that protect human rights, Dr. Williams will discuss why and how lawyers play an invaluable role in the peace process.
Title:
Lawyering Peace: Infusing Human Rights into the Peace Negotiation Process
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Paul R. Williams (J.D./PH.D) holds the Rebecca I. Grazier Professorship in Law and International Relations at American University, where he teaches at the School of International Service and the Washington College of Law and also directs the joint JD/MA program in International Relations. Professor Williams is co-founder and President of the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated NGO that provides pro bono legal assistance to states and international organizations involved in peace negotiations and transitional justice. Over the course of his legal practice, Professor Williams has participated in over two dozen peace negotiations, including most recently the Syria Peace talks in Geneva. Last fall, he led a team that interviewed 1,100 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and published a PILPG report documenting the Burma government's acts of genocide. Professor Williams is a highly sought-after international law and policy analyst, having testified before Congress a number of times and appearing in the media on over 500 occasions. Professor Williams has authored five books, and has just co-authored a new book to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2020 on how the Syria conflict has changed international law. Prior to his arrival at American University, Professor Williams spent time as a Senior Associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as a Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge, and as Attorney-adviser for European and Canadian affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser.
By:
The Bruce J. Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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October 15/Multiple Locations: The Red Shield Symposium

The Red Shield Symposium, formerly the Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Institute (ECGPI), is a nationally renowned, group-live web cast focused on bringing together donor advisors to learn the latest on estate planning, the effects that legislation has on charitable donations, and how The Salvation Army will meet your clients' philanthropic goals.
Title:
The Red Shield Symposium
When/Where:
October 15, 2019
9:00 AM-5:00 PM ET
Multiple locations. It appears that the webcast is not generally available, but rather must be reviewed at local sites.
Registration Required - Seating is Limited and Fills Up Early
Credit:
Continuing education credits are available for CLE, CPE, CFP, CTFA, and Insurance in select states.: ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, HAWAII, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NORTH DAKOTA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN
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Sunday, August 25, 2019

September 26: Unusual Life Forms Emerging in Healthcare Delivery: The Paradox of Change

Given the persistent and worsening challenges of providing health and medical care that results in optimal healthiness; equitable and reliable access to quality and safe clinical care; and cost effective use of increasingly expensive health care assets, it would seem inevitable that traditional health care providers and systems would embrace the mandate for expeditious change and improvement. However, given the relative lethargy of the healing professions and their organizations, as well as the entrenched interests of key stakeholders, appropriate change has been slow to develop.
As such, new entrants are emerging with significant disruptive capabilities in data and analytics; individual engagement tools that advance the health care expectations of individuals in an increasingly consumer-centric economy; and new models for more coherently organizing broader arrays of health and medical care assets. As these new entrants compete and integrate with traditional care systems, rapid change is occurring.
This lecture outlines the new and exciting opportunities for optimal health outcomes that pose new challenges.
Title:
Unusual Life Forms Emerging in Healthcare Delivery: The Paradox of Change
The Oliver C. Schroeder Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

When/Where:
Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast - Learn More
Speaker:

Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP is Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a vehicle to advance initiatives that support optimal health and wellbeing through the intersection of individual and community health promotion and disease prevention applied data and analytics enhanced quality and efficiency in care delivery and the application of telehealth and biotech innovations. Previously, he enjoyed a long tenure as Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 20 Health and wellbeing company. A recognized leader in his field, Dr. Tuckson is honored to have been appointed to leadership roles at the National Institutes of Health National Academy of Medicine numerous Federal Advisory Committees and corporate, non-profit and academic boards. He has been recognized several times by Modern Healthcare Magazine’s listing of the “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives” in healthcare. He is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar studying at the Wharton School of Business.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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September 12, 18+25: 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

September 9: 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 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:
Jordan Rader
Price:
Free
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

September 6, 10+23: 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

September 16: 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

November 20, 2019: Danger Zones: Preventing Legal Malpractice In Everyday Practice

Most lawyers understand the importance of their reputation and avidly work to build and maintain a good one. So, it can be unsettling when a lawyer's work product or reputation is called into question. Lawyers who understand the prevailing risks accompanying the practice of law are in a better position to avoid them. Matthew Marrone, Esq., Partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP, and Seth Laver, Esq., Partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP and Chair of the Professional Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), will lead this discussion regarding common legal pitfalls and effective risk management tips to avoid them.
Title:
Danger Zones: Preventing Legal Malpractice In Everyday Practice
When/Where:
November 20, 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:
  • Matthew Marrone, Esq., Partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP, 
  • Seth Laver, Esq., Partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP and Chair of the Professional Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI),
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

August 20+26: 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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 1, 9, 15, 23+30: 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:
Webcast - Register Now!
By:
LexisNexis
Cost:
Free
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 21: Top Ten Risk Management Tips for Solo Practitioners

A lack of effective risk management procedures can result in increased monetary and reputational risks for the firm. For solo practitioners, there are unique risks and needs to consider in the execution of risk management plans. How do solo practitioners ensure that they are properly protected while acting as both business leaders and attorneys?
Join this 60-minute free Continuing Legal Education webinar to hear insights and practical tips, especially for solo practitioners, from seasoned attorneys Erin McCartney, J.D., and Megan Zavieh, J.D.
Title:
Top Ten Risk Management Tips for Solo Practitioners 
When/Where:
August 21, 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.
  • Megan Zavieh, 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

More Information And Registration

Monday, August 19, 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.
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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/