Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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

December 11: Harm Reduction Policy in Practice

Although government agencies, nonprofit organizations, clinicians, and advocates have made great strides in reducing harm from substance use, they are often hindered by laws and policies that reflect an outdated, punitive-focused approach to drugs and individuals who use them. From naloxone distribution to veterans, legal services tailored towards individuals who use drugs and are in recovery, and community-engaged research that revealed salient intervention touchpoints and policy implications that could reduce overdose deaths, this webinar will provide three case studies of harm reduction in practice. Presenters will describe these interventions and discuss the ways in which law and policy both helped and hindered their implementation.
By attending this webinar, you will:
  • Learn about health and other issues faced by people with substance use disorder.
  • Learn about evidence-based and community-led harm reduction practice.
  • Learn about law and policy opportunities and barriers to implementing interventions.
  • Hear about successes and lessons learned from different harm reduction programs and strategies.
This webinar is made possible through support from Arnold Ventures.
Title:
Harm Reduction Policy in Practice
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Brad Ray, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, Wayne State University
  • Elizabeth Oliva, PhD, National Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Coordinator, Veterans Health Administration
  • Mairead O’Reilly, JD, Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid
  • Moderator: Corey Davis, Deputy Directory, Network for Public Health Law—Southeastern Region Office and Director of the Network for Public Health Law Harm Reduction Legal Project.
Credit:
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.
By:
The Network for Public Health Law
More Information And Registration

December 10: Benefits: What’s New and What’s on the Horizon

There is a lot to consider before year-end and a few changes headed your way in 2020. This webinar will highlight these changes and provide practical advice on topics ranging from ACA reporting issues to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). This webinar is being presented by Jay Dorsch and Robert Kaplan.
Title:
Benefits: What’s New and What’s on the Horizon
When/Where:
December 10, 2019
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
  • California: 0.5 Credits
  • You may be able to self-apply in other jurisdictions
By:
Cozen O'Connor, established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, has 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 29 offices across two continents.
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

February 20: Ethics 2020 – The Future is Now

Open a new decade with a look at where the legal profession is heading. As the Rules of Professional Responsibility evolve along with technology innovations, lawyers must remain competent as to how these Rules impact their practice of law. This two-hour webinar will examine issues of which the lawyers of today and tomorrow must be aware. From non-lawyer referral services to jury research to social media consequences, this distinguished panel will discuss cutting-edge problems through hypotheticals. Some recent and proposed Rule changes that impact all lawyers across the state will be examined. Other topics include:
  • Ethical Considerations in Boosting Your Client Reviews, i.e. Can I Solicit Positive Reviews?
  • Can You (and Should You) Investigate Jurors Prior to Jury Selection or During Trial?
  • The Right Way to Start a Law Blog? What ethical pitfalls should I watch out for?
  • Post-Trial Communications with Jurors--Do's and Don'ts
  • Does Email Tracking Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct?
  • Is Jury Research on Social Media an Ethics Risk or a Competency Requirement?
  • Can Lawyers and Judges Be Social Media Friends? How has this evolved?
  • How to Respond to Negative Online Attorney Reviews Keeping Ethics and Marketing In Mind
  • Limited Scope Appearances in Illinois State Courts.
Title:
Ethics 2020 – The Future is Now
When/Where:
Thursday, February 20, 2020
2:30 to 4:30 pm CST
A FREE Clifford Law Offices CLE Webcast - Register Now! 
Speakers:
  • Moderated by: Robert A. Clifford Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices, Moderator
  • Wendy Muchman, Northwestern University School of Law Faculty, former Chief of Litigation and Professional Education, ARDC
  • Mark C. Palmer, Chief Counsel, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
  • Honorable Clare J. Quish, Circuit Court of Cook County, First Municipal District.
By:
Clifford Law Offices
Credit:
  • Illinois: This program is approved for two (2.0) hours of professional responsibility credit by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism. 
  • Other Jurisdictions: You may check with your credit-granting authority to see how to apply for credits.
More Information And Registration

Thursday, December 5, 2019

December 6+23: 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, December 4, 2019

December 4: AB5: Is the Gig Up for California Employers?

On January 1, the Dynamex strict standard for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors goes into effect. AB5 has the potential to dramatically change the landscape for all companies operating in California that use independent contractors. Join us for a discussion of AB5, its impact on California businesses, and what it means for the future of the gig economy.

Title:
AB5: Is the Gig Up for California Employers?
When/Where:
December 4, 2019
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST
Webinar - Register Now!!!!
Credit:
  • California: 0.5 Credits
  • You may be able to self-apply in other jurisdictions
By:
Cozen O'Connor, established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, has 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 29 offices across two continents.
More Information And Registration

Monday, December 2, 2019

December 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. 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

December 18: Ethical Considerations in Drafting Contracts

This course presents a study of inadvertent, unilateral, and joint drafting errors; intentional modification of “standard” forms; incorrect recitations of law; and omissions by error of an agreed-upon term, and the ethical duties of the drafting and receiving lawyers in each situation, as well as practice strategies to guard against such situations.
Title:
Ethical Considerations in Drafting Contracts
When/Where:
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
10:00a to 11:00a CST
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:
In most states: 1 or more credits, generally in Ethics. See specifics.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

December 2: The Fair Employment and Housing Act and Upcoming Legislative Changes

From extending the statute of limitations on discrimination claims to outlaw “no re-hire” provisions in agreements, employers must be familiar with a variety of new employment laws that will take effect in 2020. This webinar will focus on these developments and best compliance practices.
Title:
The Fair Employment and Housing Act and Upcoming Legislative Changes
When/Where:
December 2, 2019
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST
Webinar - Register Now
Credit:
  • California: 0.5 Credits
  • You may be able to self-apply in other jurisdictions
Speakers:
By:
Cozen O'Connor, established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, has 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 29 offices across two continents.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

December 5: Women Leaders in Cybersecurity: The Journey Continues

Women Leaders in Cybersecurity is the premier event bringing together leading women in cybersecurity to address some of the most pressing issues in the field today.
Speakers at the Women Leaders in Cybersecurity influential experts from across tech, law, academia, and business, from prominent organizations in the cybersecurity space, including IBM, Endgame, and the FBI.  Register to join this interdisciplinary dialogue on critical cybersecurity issues and hear from women who are shaping the field.
Title:
Women Leaders in Cybersecurity: The Journey Continues
When/Where:
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Vanderbilt Hall
Greenberg Lounge
NYU School of Law
New York, NY
Register Now!

Speakers:
  • Judi Germano, Distinguished Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity; Professor, NYU Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk & Strategy Program; Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law; Founder, GermanoLawLLC; Former Chief of Economic Crimes, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey
  • Zainab Ahmad, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; former Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cybercrime Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York
  • Michelle Amico, Cyber Security Services Leader, Public Sector, IBM
  • Valentina Soria, Executive Director, Head of Threat Intelligence, Morgan Stanley
  • Tonya Ugoretz, Deputy Assistant Director for Cyber Readiness, Outreach, and Intelligence, FBI
  • Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State of New Jersey
  • Niloofar Razi Howe, Senior Operating Partner, Energy Impact Partners; Board Member, Endgame, Recorded Future, Dragos Inc.; former Chief Strategy Officer, Endgame, RSA
  • Joyce Brocaglia, Founder, Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy (EWF); Founder and CEO, Alta Associates and BoardSuited; Board of Trustees Member, Drew University; Board of Advisors Member, RSA Conference, Shared Assessments, Women’s Technology Council of NYIT; Past Board of Advisors Member, International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Rachel Greenstadt, Associate Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Elizabeth Mann, Principal, Cybersecurity, EY
  • Tiffany George, Senior Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC
  • Carolyn M. Welshhans, Associate Director, Division of Enforcement, SEC
  • Jelena Kovačević, Dean of NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Jennifer C. Archie, Partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Radhika Bajpai, Senior Program Manager, Google; Graduate, NYU Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy
  • Jodie Kautt, Vice President, Cybersecurity, Target
  • Francesca Lulgjuraj, Associate General Counsel and Compliance Director, Starr Insurance Holdings; Graduate, NYU Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy
  • Kylie Watson, CISO, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
Credit:
Up to 3.0 credits of CLE in the Areas of Professional Practice category (presumably NY - may be available in other states with self-application or reciprocity)
By:
The NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to training the current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals and to shaping the public discourse and policy, legal, and technological landscape on issues of cybersecurity.
More Information And Registration

December 12/DC: Congress’ Role in Oversight and National Security

At a moment of acute contest between the branches, the program will probe the views of leading policymakers on Congress’ powers, limitations and responsibilities in our constitutional system, you are invited to the 4th annual Sidley Austin Forum Featuring remarks and discussion with leading lawmakers and former executive branch officials.
Title:
Constitutional Questions and Political Struggle:  Congress’ Role in Oversight and National Security
When/Where:
Thursday, December 12, 2019
12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
NYU Global Academic Center, 1307 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Speakers:
  • Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, member of the House Intelligence and Oversight Committees, on domestic oversight
  • Senator Mike Lee of Utah, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on war powers and national security
  • Former White House Counsels Don McGahn and Kathy Ruemmler, in conversation with Bob Bauer, on the view from the executive branch
By:
The Sidley Austin Forum, co-hosted by Sidley Austin LLP, NYU School of Law’s Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic and the Reiss Center on Law and Security, explores topics critical to American democracy.
Cost:
This event is open to the public, to register please click HERE or copy and paste this link: http://nyulaw.imodules.com/SidleyAustin
Credit:
1.5 credits of New York State CLE in the Areas of Professional Practice category will be available for those attending the White House Counsels panel. The panel is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Attorneys seeking credit for states other than New York should contact potcovaru@nyu.edu.
More Information And Registration

Thursday, November 28, 2019

December 5: Hello? The Phone Is The Most Important Piece of Legal Tech

Lawyers today are inundated by an endless stream of hype aimed at getting them to embrace the latest technological flavor-of-the-month: AI! Predictive Analytics! 5G! Blockchain! And on and on... Overlooked amidst the buzz is the indisputable fact that, for a legal practice, there is no more important piece of technology than...the telephone. You may license the most cutting-edge practice management platform, but if your phone system is outdated, overpriced, and immobile than your client service will suffer and along with it, your bottom line.
Learn from the experts from our friends at Ooma all about the benefits of a truly efficient, economical phone system fully integrated into your attorney workflow.
Title:
Hello? The Phone Is The Most Important Piece of Legal Tech
When/Where:
Thursday, December 5, 2019
4pm Eastern
Webinar - Register Now!
By:
Speakers:
This webinar will be moderated by Jared Correia
Credit:
  • California
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Other Jurisdictions: Check with your credit-granting authority; you might be able to self-apply.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

December 5: Food Safety Risks Associated with CBD Oil Consumption

This presentation discusses:
  • Hemp farming and harvesting
  • What is CBD (hemp) v. THC (marijuana)?
  • Benefit claims
  • CBD manufacturing process
  • FDA regulatory process (GRAS guidance)
  • Unregulated product safety
  • Sales legality.
Title:
Food Safety Risks Associated with CBD Oil Consumption
When/Where:
December 5, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
Darrel Suderman has over 20 years of restaurant, product development, quality, and food safety experience. He also has seven years of food manufacturing and IT consulting experience. Darrel co-authored a food processing book and currently holds three patents. He has been an adjunct professor at Johnson and Wales Culinary University in food product development and has seven years of food expert witness experience.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in  AL, CA, CO, DE, FL, IL, KS, KY, MN, MO, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration

January 15: Labor & Employment Laws - No Sweat! Statutes, Myths, Tips and Ethics

Whether you’re an attorney in general practice, or running your own firm and managing employees of your own, this broad survey of statutes and how they are used and applied will be an important webinar for every lawyer to stay current on the concepts and trends in this area. We’ll present an overview, as well as common myths, practical tips, and give you references and resources you can use to learn more.

Title:
Labor & Employment Laws - No Sweat! Statutes, Myths, Tips and Ethics
When/Where:
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
3:00p to 4:00p CST
Webinar - register now!
By:
LawPay
Speakers:
  • Laura Merritt
  • Claude Ducloux
Credit:
  • State Bar of California Credit Statement: There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is General credit, which includes .5 hour Ethics. 
  • State Bar of Missouri Credit Statement: There are 1.2 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.2 hours are General credit, which includes .6 hours Ethics. 
  • State Bar of Nevada Credit Statement: There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is General credit, which includes .5 hour Ethics. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.
  • State Bar of New York (under Approved Jurisdiction Policy): This activity may qualify for up to 1.2 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of New York, of which 1.2 hours is General credit, which includes .6 hours Ethics, according to the Approved Jurisdiction Policy of New York.
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania Credit Statement: There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is for General credit, which includes 1.0 for Ethics.
  • State Bar of Texas Credit Statement: There is 1.0 hour of CLE credit, of which 1.0 hour is General credit, which includes .5 hour Ethics. You will receive the activity number on your certificate, issued upon completion.
  • Other Jurisdictions: in many states, you can self-apply for credit.


November 8, 12+25: 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

Friday, November 22, 2019

December 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
More Information And Registration

December 9+18: 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:
  • 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 intellectual property rights
  • 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.
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

December 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
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST - 12/16/2019
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

December 5, 11, 17,19+31: 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 the 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

December 2, 12+30: 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

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Free #Iowa Ethics CLE Programs

Iowa attorneys looking for free ethics CLE by end of 2019 should consult Richard Clem's page on Free Iowa Ethics CLE Programs.

Attorney Clem has been in this game for a long time; it's always a good idea to see what he's got going now!

November 21: Vendor Risk Management: Critical Strategies for Today’s Legal Teams

Legal teams today increasingly seek the services of third-party vendors and consultants to reduce costs, expand internal capabilities, enhance service levels and enable internal staff to focus on high-value activities. They also are expanding the scope of legal matters assigned to outside vendors to include a broad range of functions related to litigation support, document review, eDiscovery, regulatory risk and compliance.
With organizations facing increased outsourcing to cloud-based service providers and growing data privacy and cybersecurity concerns, legal teams are more involved than ever in helping to bolster third-party risk management and security programs. They also are focusing on managing the regulatory and risk exposure associated with their organization's third-party relationships.
In this 60-minute continuing legal education webinar, our panelists will examine third-party risk management strategies for legal professionals.
Title:
Vendor Risk Management: Critical Strategies for Today’s Legal Teams
When/Where:
November 21, 2019
2:00 PM EST
Webinar - Register Now!
(Free with Promotional Code AVW27 - without code, cost is $195)
By:
West LegalEdcenter, hosted by Robert Half Legal

Speakers:
  • Sunny Sanghani - Managing Director, Consulting Solutions, Robert Half Legal
  • Paul Kooney - Managing Director, IT Security and Data Privacy, Protiviti
  • Jolene Marshall - Vice President of Legal, Smartsheet
  • Moderator: Jamy J. Sullivan - JD, Executive Director, Robert Half Legal
Credit (Online Live):
AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CEU, CO, CPE-NASBA, CT, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL-EXPER, IL-NEWADMIT, KS, ME, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NV, NY-EXPER, NY-TRANS, OK, ON, OR, PA, PR, QC, TN, UK-BSB, UK-SRA, UT, VI, VT, WI, WV

Cost:
  • To access this event, you must register with West Legal Ed Center
  • You then register for the event, which is free if you enter Promotional Code AVW27

More Information and Registration

Monday, November 18, 2019

November 20: What I Wish I'd Learned in Law School: Running the Ethical Office in the 21st Century

This freed continuing legal education webinar features practical discussion of the ethical rules and guidelines required in client relations, interviewing skills, attorney fee agreements, office systems, privacy policies, disclosures, conflicts of interest (waivable and non-waivable), fee sharing, proper use of client trust accounts, and office staff training.
Title:
What I Wish I'd Learned in Law School: Running the Ethical Office in the 21st Century
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
10:00a to 11:00a CST
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:
Depending on Jurisdiction, between 1 and 1.2 credits, mostly general but some ethics
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii (Under Approved Jurisdiction Policy), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (under Approved Jurisdiction Policy), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island (Note: Sponsor has not requested course accreditation), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State-By-State Credit Details.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

January 15: What's New for 2020: Labor and Employment Law

This free continuing legal education program in the Stamford office or via livestream presents highlights from an annual Labor and Employment fall seminar and a look to what’s new for 2020. Learn about important developments in several key areas and what factors to consider in your policies and practices as you begin the new year.
Topics will include:
  • Workplace violence and termination safety precautions
  • Minimum wage developments
  • New paid FMLA Law and its requirements
  • New sexual harassment prevention training requirements
  • A look ahead in 2020 for legislation and the courts.

Title:
What's New for 2020: Labor and Employment Law
When/Where:
January 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
At Shipman & Goodwin Stamford Office
300 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Also via Webinar - Register Now!
Cost:
Free. Shipman & Goodwin reserves the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm
Speakers:
Daniel A. Schwartz, Jarad M. Lucan, Zachary A. Hummel, Keegan Drenosky
Credit:
  • This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 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 and a half 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.
  • Other jurisdictions: you may be able to self-apply.
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

November 15+22: 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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November 20: The California Consumer Protection Act: What You Need to Know Before January 1st

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) is the most comprehensive privacy legislation in the country. While the focus of that law is to protect consumers, safeguards also exist for employees. Be ready and be prepared.
Title:
The California Consumer Protection Act: What You Need to Know Before January 1st
When/Where:
November 20, 2019
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST
Webinar - Register Now
Credit:
  • California: 0.5 Credits
  • You may be able to self-apply in other jurisdictions
Speakers:
By:
Cozen O'Connor, established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, has 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 29 offices across two continents.
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Friday, November 15, 2019

November 18: Arbitration: Recent Developments and Practical Strategies for In-House Counsel

On January 1, 2020, AB51 takes effect to ban mandatory arbitration agreements in California. This controversial new law raises a host of legal issues and poses practical problems for employers who rely on mandatory arbitration agreements.

Title:
Arbitration: Recent Developments and Practical Strategies for In-House Counsel
When/Where:
November 18, 2019
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST
Webinar - Register Now
Credit:
0.5 in California
You may be able to self-apply in other jurisdictions
By:
Cozen O'Connor, established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, has 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 29 offices across two continents.
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December 12: The Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020

Join Cozen O’Connor for an annual review of significant developments in employment law over the past year — and what's ahead for 2020. It will explain the new laws scheduled to take effect in 2020, survey key agency developments, review important U.S. Supreme Court and California court rulings, and discuss pending legislation and key court decisions that are expected to be handed down in the coming year. It will also cover best practices to prepare your organization for employment law compliance in the new year and beyond.
Title:

When/Where:
Thursday, December 12, 2019
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
Credit:
  • CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, and CA.
  • All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:Michele Miller, Chair, West Coast Labor & Employment
Walter M. Stella, Member
By:
Cozen O'Connor, established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, has 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 29 offices across two continents.

November 18: 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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November 14: Making the Transition to In-House Counsel

This free Continuing Legal Education webinar, aimed at the legal professional who seeks an in-house role, touches on the four main roles of a general counsel:
(1) performing substantive legal work, 
(2) managing outside counsel,
(3) cutting costs and improving efficiencies, and
(4) counseling to manage risk and ensure compliance.
For each of these four roles, experienced practitioners will describe major areas of corporate activity and discuss legal, management, technology, and other trends. Additionally, the panel will examine professional responsibility issues throughout the program, identifying issues that arise in context.
Educational Objectives:
  • Typical roles and hierarchy of legal counsel functions
  • Legal and management experience that is highly valued in a corporate legal setting
  • How in-house counsel view their risk management and compliance roles
  • Nonlegal responsibilities that are often required of in-house counsel
  • How ethical rules play out in general counsel functions
  • Who would benefit most from attending this program?
  • Legal professionals who seek an in-house role.

Title:
Making the Transition to In-House Counsel
When/Where:
November 14, 2019
1:00 PM EST •12:00 PM CST •11:00 AM MST •10:00 AM PST
This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Register Now!
Cost:
Free
Credit:
The sponsor's announcement says this earns 1 CLE credit, but does not list jurisdiction. It is possible you may have to self-apply
Speakers:

  • Grace Maral Burnett is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Transactional team, with a focus on M&A. Previously, she was an M&A lawyer at Turunc law firm in Istanbul, where her practice focused on inbound and outbound transactions and greenfield investment projects. At Turunc, she regularly advised multinationals and private equity funds on deals. Previously, Grace worked on business and employment disputes as an associate at Leftwich LLC.
  • Denis Demblowski is a Legal Analyst at Bloomberg Law who develops transactional practical guidance and analysis materials. He practiced in-house for 32 years in such areas as compliance, corporate, executive compensation, finance, corporate governance, general commercial, international, M&A and securities. Denis held managerial and legal practice leadership positions in Alcoa Inc., a global manufacturing and industrial company, including corporate secretary, European general counsel, corporate assistant general counsel and group counsel to the company’s largest group of businesses.
  • N. Peter Rasmussen is a Senior Legal Analyst with Bloomberg Law, concentrating on corporate transactions and federal securities law.
  • Diane Holt is the Team Lead Bloomberg Law’s Transactional Analysis. Previously, she worked as transactional counsel for Enel, SpA, the Italian electric monopoly, in Rome, Italy; consultant to Central European regional operations in transition; manager of Central European Advisory Group, the regional legal and business consultancy; and associate at a large law firm in Washington D.C.

By:
Bloomberg Law

November 20: Cross-Border Technology Deals: M&A Trends and Challenges

Technology tends to be a key asset that drives cross-border deals involving both technology and non-technology focused businesses, particularly as different jurisdictions are innovating in various manners. However, complex regulatory, compliance, and technical challenges arise in these particular deals, including increased scrutiny around technology and conflicting M&A regulations across jurisdictions.
Join us for this 60-minute webinar, where our panelists will discuss the current cross-border M&A impacting the technology sector, the unique challenges that arise when conducting these deals across jurisdictions, and strategies for successfully executing on these deals to remain competitive in the current market.
Educational Objectives:
• Gain an overview of the current cross-border technology deals landscape
• Understand today’s risks in conducting cross-border technology deals
• Obtain strategies for successfully executing on deals across borders in the technology sector
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
In-house and outside counsel working on cross-border transactions.


Title:
Cross-Border Technology Deals: M&A Trends and Challenges
When/Where:
November 20, 2019
1:00 PM EST •12:00 PM CST •11:00 AM MST •10:00 AM PST
This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.
Cost:
This is a complimentary program sponsored by WSG.
Credit:
The sponsor's announcement says this earns 1 CLE credit, but does not list jurisdiction. It is possible you may have to self-apply

Speakers:
  • Kristina Agassi serves as the Vice President & Associate General Counsel for Zeta Global, a global data-driven marketing tech firm founded in 2007. In this role, Kristina manages and oversees a variety of legal matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, IP, equity, commercial transactions and other legal issues facing a rapidly growing international company.
  • Previously, Kristina was a Senior Attorney at IEEE, a global engineering and technology focused company. In her position with IEEE, Kristina had broad responsibilities for IEEE’s legal affairs in the U.S. and internationally. Before joining IEEE, Kristina was an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she was part of its Corporate group in the NY office, and an Associate at White & Case LLP, where she was part of its Securities group in the London office. Prior to that, Kristina worked as Management Consultant in the Financial & Performance Management Group at Accenture.
  • Axel Anderl heads the firm's IT/IP and media department. He is well-known for his work in e-commerce and software law. His practice covers drafting and negotiation of international IT-related contracts, outsourcing, license, franchising and distribution contracts, as well as IT/IP and media litigation. Additionally, he frequently assists his clients on all aspects of data protection law (legal analysis of data processings and transfers including pragmatic advice to establish legitimate operations; notification and approval proceedings with the Authority; drafting of accompanying documentation, in particular consent declarations and data processing agreements; etc). He advises several national and international companies in the IT/IP field on a regular basis.
  • Stacy Frazier is Global Executive Counsel for Competition Law and Policy at the General Electric Company. Her practice includes responsibilities for transactions, compliance and counseling, and internal investigations. Prior to joining GE, Stacy was Counsel in the antitrust group at WilmerHale, where she handled merger clearance, investigations, and antitrust litigation. She is a Vice Chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section.
  • Anand Saha is a partner based in Clifford Chance's New York office and has been at Clifford Chance since 2001 and a partner since 2012. Anand specializes in international and cross-border transactions and is admitted to practice in both New York and England. He has advised on transactions in a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on the technology sector and has advised on a number of venture capital style investments. Anand is an integral member of the Clifford Chance Global Tech Group and co-leads the firm's U.S. tech practice. Anand also advises on a broad range of corporate finance matters and represents corporations and underwriters on a range of equity and debt capital markets projects, including IPOs, SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, high yield debt, liability management and MTN programs.
By:
Bloomberg Law

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Monday, November 11, 2019

November 12: Advanced Topics in Valuing Economic Damages in Personal Injury Litigation: Part 2

On November 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with forensic economist Nora Ostrofe, will present a free, one and a half hour, interactive webinar presentation, Advanced Topics in Valuing Economic Damages in Personal Injury Litigation: Part 2, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Ms. Ostrofe will discuss:
  • Projecting post-injury earnings
  • Projecting earnings for plaintiffs without an earning history
  • Determining the reasonable value of medical expenses
  • Measuring personal consumption
  • Approaches to valuing household services
  • Using actuarial data to project the period of loss
  • Valuing income in retirement
  • Discounting to present value
  • Putting it all together: Reviewing an economist’s report.

Title:
Advanced Topics in Valuing Economic Damages in Personal Injury Litigation: Part 2
When/Where:
November 12, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
Nora Ostrofe has served as a forensic economist for the past 19 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), an MBA from St. Mary’s College, and a certificate in accounting with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, CO, DE, FL, KS, KY, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, and TX.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

November 11, 20+26: 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:
  • 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 intellectual property rights
  • 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.
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