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
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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

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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.
By:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.
Register online here:
www.mbhb.com/events/

Saturday, August 17, 2019

September 17: Best Practices for Patenting Chemical and Material Compositions

One of the chief challenges in drafting a chemical patent application, be it for a new molecule, a new composition of existing materials, or a new chemical-based method, is planning for the unknown. At the time of drafting, one does not necessarily know all of the prior art, which rejections (often creative) an Examiner will make, what the commercial embodiment will be, and what data may later be available to demonstrate patentability. The ever-changing patent law landscape, in the U.S. and abroad, injects further uncertainty into the process. 
In this free Continuing Legal Education program, Two seasoned patent practitioners will provide strategies and practice tips for dealing with this uncertainty, at the time of drafting and during prosecution, with a focus on being prepared to overcome rejections during prosecution and to provide broad but defensible coverage. Topics will include:
  • Future-proofing your chemical and compositional patent applications for worldwide prosecution
  • Functional claiming in the chemical space
  • Combination inventions and how to claim them
  • Strategies for overcoming rejections – even unreasonable ones
  • Providing claims in prosecution that are defensible in later proceedings.
Title:
Best Practices for Patenting Chemical and Material Compositions
Live MBHB Webinar
When/Where:
Live MBHB Webinar
September 17, 2019
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Speakers:
  • Steven J. Sarussi
  • James V. Suggs.
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).
By:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to educating clients and friends of the firm with respect to significant developments and trends in the areas of intellectual property law.
Register online here:
www.mbhb.com/events/

October 4: Election Integrity in a Time of Political Polarization: Gerrymandering, Redistricting Commissions and the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Title:
Election Integrity in a Time of Political Polarization: Gerrymandering, Redistricting Commissions and the 2020 Census Citizenship Question
When/Where:
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speaker:
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Esq. and Justice Melody Stewart
Credit:
1.5 free hours
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the ACLU of Ohio.
Cost:
Free and open to members of the Cleveland State University community and the public. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register.
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September 19/Webcast + Cleveland: Assorted Canards of Contemporary Analysis Redux

In the fall of 1989, Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the Eleventh Sumner Canary Lecture. It was entitled “Assorted Canards of Contemporary Legal Analysis,” and in it, Justice Scalia described some “ritual errors” of legal reasoning that populate judicial opinions. In this lecture, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will mark the 30th anniversary of Justice Scalia’s lecture by revisiting the same topic. She will consider whether the errors that Justice Scalia identified are still around, and she will highlight some of her own quarrels with legal analysis as it stands in 2019.
Title:
Assorted Canards of Contemporary Analysis Redux
The Sumner Canary Memorial lecture
When/Where:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Also Webcast
Speaker:
The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in November 2017. Before joining the bench, she served on the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School, where she continues to teach.
Judge Barrett earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Notre Dame, where she was a Kiley Fellow, earned the Hoynes Prize, the Law School’s highest honor, and served as executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. She clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. As an associate at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, D.C., she litigated constitutional, criminal, and commercial cases in both trial and appellate courts. From 2010-2016, she served by appointment of the Chief Justice on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Judge Barrett has published widely in the areas of federal courts, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Her scholarship in these fields has been published in leading journals, including the Columbia, Virginia, and Texas Law Reviews.
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 18: The Growing Consumer Exposure to Nanotechnology in Everyday Products: Regulating Innovative Technologies in Light of Lessons from the Past by Creating a “Public Health Product Safety Net”

This presentation will broadly touch on the public health, regulatory, legal, and ethical issues raised by the developing appreciation of the health risks associated with nanotech products. More specifically, the following will be covered:
(1) the present scientific understanding of the health risks associated with the consumption of nanoparticles;
(2) the existing FDA regulatory structure that governs food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and sunscreens and whether these regulations adequately protect public health when applied to the nanotech versions of these products;
(3) whether the tort system can provide a remedy for a consumer who is injured from unavoidable exposure to nanotech ingredients; and
(4) a proposal for an alternative method of regulating nanotech products that protects public health while encouraging technical innovation through the use of big data strategies to animate the “public health product safety net.”
Title:
The Growing Consumer Exposure to Nanotechnology in Everyday Products: Regulating Innovative Technologies in Light of Lessons from the Past by Creating a “Public Health Product Safety Net”
Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series
When/Where:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Katharine Van Tassel Tassel has joined Case Western Reserve University School of Law as a visiting professor, starting this fall. Van Tassel has a BSN and JD from Case Western Reserve University, an MPH in Law and Public Health Policy from Harvard University, and will complete an MS in Food Safety from Johns Hopkins University in 2020. She was previously with Creighton University School of Law as Professor of Law and director of health law programs, Associate Dean & Professor of Law at Concordia University School of Law, and most recently Dean and Professor of Law of San Francisco Law School. Van Tassel’s areas of expertise include health law, food and drug law, and public health 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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August 29: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward #MCLE

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 14: Trade War with China and Emerging Technology Export Controls

The United States and China are locked in an epic trade battle. The U.S. Administration is using the full range of tools in its arsenal, including a 25% tariff on Chinese imports, unfair trade practice investigations for certain industries, adding companies to the export ban list, a ban on procurement of Chinese IT by federal contractors, pending export controls relating to emerging technologies such as AI, robotics and big data, and an Executive Order that provides a basis for import bans and further restrictions.
Melissa Duffy, a partner in Dechert’s Washington office who focuses on international trade matters, will discuss recent developments in U.S.-China trade war, with a particular focus on tariffs and emerging technology export controls. We will discuss practical steps companies can take to ensure compliance with these new requirements, engage with regulators, protect their supply chains, and cope with an ever changing and escalating political situation.
Title:
Trade War with China and Emerging Technology Export Controls
When/Where:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT) , 5:00pm – 6:00pm (BST), 6:00pm – 7:00pm (CEST)
Webinar - register now!
By:
Dechert
Credit:
The event listing does not describe CLE credit. From the description of the event, it reasonably appears that some states would grant credit if you apply, but the event sponsor isn't doing that for you.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

August 13: Strategies for Witness Examination (Yours & Theirs)

In both jury and nonjury trials, dealing with difficult witnesses is a crucial skill for attorneys. This free Continuing Legal Education webinar will explore the best tactics for handling your own witnesses, as well as opposing counsels'. We'll step back to examine how witnesses fit into your overall case strategy, and then outline best practices to master the art of witness prep and examination. We'll also explain how to tune in to important nonverbal signals in the courtroom, and we'll review some key ethical principles to guide your witness examination tactics.
Title:
Strategies for Witness Examination (Yours & Theirs)
When/Where:
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
03:00p to 04:00p CDT
Webinar - register now!
By:
LawPay
Speaker:
Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.
Credit:
1 credit in most states. Details.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 5+12: Skeletons in the Closet - The Importance of Due Diligence


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

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

August 2+8: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession


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

Sunday, August 4, 2019

August 2019: Not-for-Profit Corporations: A Focus on Formation and Governance

A charitable intention is not enough to create a valid not-for-profit organization. Navigating the federal and state landscapes regulating and restricting charitable entities is a complex endeavor.
This free Continuing Legal Education program, led by attorneys Yolanda Kanes and Ralph Siciliano, will focus on federal and state regulations pertaining to not-for-profit corporations and governance issues relating to those entities. Here, they will address formation issues such as selecting the type of charitable organization and achieving and maintaining Federal Tax Exempt status, as well as important governance issues including standards of fiduciary conduct and excess benefit transactions.
Title:
Not-for-Profit Corporations: A Focus on Formation and Governance
By:
Above the Law + Lawline
Credit:
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Other Jurisdictions: Check with your credit-granting authority; you might be able to self-apply.
Cost:
Above The Law readers are offered one free CLE a month. This is it for August 2019.
More Information And Registration

August 7: Minneapolis - International Trade Insights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

A challenging economic and political landscape means that in-house counsel need to know how to navigate international trade in an ever changing environment. This seminar will provide attendees with insight on the latest changes in trade and supply chain law, regulations and best practices; as well as address compliance concerns, international operations and other related topics. Practical examples of case studies will be provided for an interactive experience.
Title:
Cozen O'Connor Lunch and Learn
When/Where:
August 7, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central Daylight Time
Radisson Blu Downtown
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Register Now!
Speakers:
Tom Wallrich
Steve Dickinson
Kristi Zentner
Heather Marx
Credit:
1 Standard CLE Credit applied for (Minnesota)
By:
Cozen O'Connor

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Ethics of AI and Machine Learning in Legal Practice

Large law firms and corporate legal departments increasingly use artificial intelligence and machine learning to assist in litigation, due diligence, and compliance matters. Besides offering higher efficiency and lower costs, legal analytics help inform legal strategy, improve case outcomes, and streamline business operations.

Yet professional judgment is still required to ensure that data is gathered and used in a competent and ethical manner.
Join Bloomberg Law for an informative 60-minute webinar that explores how large law firms and corporate counsel are using AI and legal analytics as part of their litigation practice, the ethical considerations of using AI and machine learning technology, and how to achieve the right blend of automation and human input.
Educational Objectives:
  • Understand the scope and use of AI and machine learning in legal practice
  • Explore various challenges of analytics and other AI applications
  • Learn what ethical obligations are implicated by using AI tools in legal practice
  • Gain strategies for ethically using AI on technology platforms.
Title:
The Ethics of AI and Machine Learning in Legal Practice
When/Where:
This is an on-demand virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.
Credit:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE Ethics. The event website does not say in what states, but the general Bloomberg website says:
"Bloomberg BNA is an approved provider of CLE credits in all states. Individual programs are pre-approved in California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. All other requests for program approval are subject to state-specific approval. The approval process may take approximately four to six weeks in some states. In the states where programs are pre-approved or Bloomberg BNA holds Approved Provider status, credits will be processed within one to three business days. If you do not see the state(s) in which that you are requesting CLE credit listed as a certificate option, Bloomberg BNA has not yet received approval for your selected course in that state, and the status is still “pending.” Pending approvals can take up to four to six weeks to process, depending on the location being requested. Once approval has been received, you will receive a second email from the system."
Presenters:
  • David Kleiman is Senior Product Manager at Bloomberg Law, focused on delivering tools and analytics for litigation attorneys. He was previously a litigator at Arnold & Porter LLP and law clerk for a federal district court judge. David has written on the topic of demystifying AI for lawyers through supervised machine learning.
  • Christian Mammen has been litigating patents and technology cases since the start of the first dot.com boom in the late 1990s. His experience spans cellular communications, microchips, HD video compression, high-temperature superconductors, bio-pharmaceuticals, and even an early patent for online pizza-ordering. He has led both large and small litigation teams and has substantial first-chair experience, including arguing Markman hearings, arguing summary judgment hearings, taking and defending key technical and patent law expert depositions, and arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Mindy Rattan is the litigation team lead in the Analysis unit at Bloomberg Law. She is responsible for developing the litigation-related content on the Bloomberg Law platform. Before assuming that role, Mindy was a legal ethics reporter for Bloomberg Law. She practiced law for 16 years as a commercial litigator. She also counseled colleagues and clients regarding legal ethics issues. She has presented numerous programs both for the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility and the DC Bar about ethical issues faced in the practice of law, including ethical issues relating to social media and cloud computing, and ethics and integrity. Mindy is a past Chair of the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility's CLE Committee.
  • Arlene Zalayet is senior vice president, general attorney and manager of the Field Legal Organization for Liberty Mutual Group. In that capacity, she oversees 1,600 staff members and is responsible for the management, organizational structure, and talent of staff counsel in 68 offices within 38 states. The offices represent Liberty Mutual and its policyholders in a variety of legal matters including personal injury defense, worker’s compensation, construction defect, subrogation, and fraud investigations. Ms. Zalayet’s responsibilities include workforce management, office administration, financial efficiencies, quality assurance, and client services satisfaction.
By:
Bloomberg Law.
Production Date:
04/01/2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August 21+28: 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
Editor's Note: I have taken this course and learned from it --- REWinn