Friday, February 21, 2020

February 7, 12, 18, 26+27: Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts



Steve Ballmer once stated, “The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”

The goal of this free Continuing Legal Education course is harnessing your potential as an attorney to learn things about online legal research you didn’t think you could learn before. This is a deeper dive into online legal research.
According to the model rules of professional conduct, attorneys need to maintain competency, and a component of maintaining competency is to keep abreast of the benefits and risks of relevant technology. By the end of this course you all will be made aware of advanced online legal research methods to harness your potential as a researcher and to maintain a standard of competency in the legal profession.
Title:
Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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

February 19: The Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder in the Legal Profession: Recognizing Signs and Ethical Duties

Studies have shown that more lawyers suffer from substance abuse than is typical in the general population. While many attorneys want to help change that reality, it’s often hard to know where to start. Would you know how to identify substance abuse among your peers? Would you know how to help? Join this 60-minute webinar to learn facts about substance abuse and how to help those who struggle with it.
Title:
The Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder in the Legal Profession: Recognizing Signs and Ethical Duties
When/Where:
Feb 19, 2020
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
Webinar - Register Now
Speakers:
  • Chris Ritter, Attorney with the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program
  • Eric Wood, MA, LCAC, Clinical Case Manager with the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program.
CLE Credit:
  • 1 CLE (legal ethics) in CA
  • 1.2 CLE (ethics/professionalism) in NJ
  • NY attorneys may apply this course toward 1 CLE credit in accordance with the NY approved jurisdiction policy
  • 1 CLE (ethics) in PA
  • Other: CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (ethics) credit in most states. 

By:
Attorney Protective

More Information And Registration

Sunday, February 16, 2020

February 18: Patent Eligibility and Section 101 Update

Patent eligibility continues to be an active topic in the courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and now Congress. This webinar will provide an update on all fronts, and synthesize disparate threads into a cohesive set of best practices for handling 101 issues in patent prosecution in particular. The focus will be on software, business methods, and other technologies that related to the “abstract idea” exception, though the issues and recommendations do cross over into the life sciences fields as well.
Topics will include:
  • Introduction and background
  • Current 101 framework
  • Case law update (the good, the bad, and the even worse)
  • The Patent Office’s updated guidance – analysis and applications
  • Congressional (in)action
  • Best practices in light of the above.
Title:
Patent Eligibility and Section 101 Update
Live MBHB Webinar
When/Where:
February 18, 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Live MBHB Webinar
Speakers:
Michael S. Borella, 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.
Credit:
MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).
You may be able to claim credit in some other states by self-application.
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

Saturday, February 15, 2020

March 4, 9, 20+27: Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” -- Bill Gates
The many ways technology can aid attorneys in locating the best and most on point statutes, caselaw, secondary materials and all relevant materials can be overwhelming. As the comments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct state, to maintain competency a lawyer should keep abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.
The goal of this free online continuing legal education program is to assist attorneys in navigating online legal research so they are more confident and competent when researching subjects important to their work.
Title:
Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research
When/Where:
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

March 3, 12, 13, 18+24: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward

Twenty three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form. However, marijuana remains illegal under federal law and employers often do 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!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

March 6, 11, 17, 25+26: Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts



“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before.” -- Steve Ballmer

This free Continuing Legal Education course is about harnessing your potential as an attorney to learn things about online legal research you didn’t think you could learn before. This is a deeper dive into online legal research.
According to the model rules of professional conduct, attorneys need to maintain competency, and a component of maintaining competency is keeping abreast of the benefits and risks of relevant technology. In this course you all will learn of advanced online legal research methods to harness your potential as a researcher and to maintain that competency.
Title:
Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

March 2, 5, 10, 19+23: Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms

With data security incidents and data breaches happening daily, it’s important for the legal world to turn its judges, attorneys, support staff, and interns towards one reality—it’s NOT IF a breach or incident will occur—it’s WHEN. These incidents are forcing courts and lawmakers to address, define, and handle these new challenges—often presenting a “case of first impression.” However, as technology continues to advance and evolve, so do our professional legal requirements with respect to upholding our duties in advising and zealously advocating for our clients, while also tackling the burden of data security itself.
This free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session covers:
  1. The latest security threats in the news and what’s being done to address/remedy them,
  2. Current data breach laws, 
  3. How a lawyer’s professional duty may extend into new areas of technology and cyberspace, and 
  4. How to prepare a data incident response plan. "
Title:
Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms
When/Where:
Webcast - Sign Up Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February 13: Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm

Earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit (if allowed in your state) for free, while learning about data analytics supported by Fastcase's Docket Alarm feature.
Title:
Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.

February 4, 13, 19+25: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

February 3, 6, 11+20: Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms

With data security incidents and data breaches happening daily, it’s important for the legal world to turn its judges, attorneys, support staff, and interns towards one reality—it’s NOT IF a breach or incident will occur—it’s WHEN. These incidents are forcing courts and lawmakers to address, define, and handle these new challenges—often presenting a “case of first impression.” However, as technology continues to advance and evolve, so do our professional legal requirements with respect to upholding our duties in advising and zealously advocating for our clients, while also tackling the burden of data security itself.
This free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session covers:
  1. The latest security threats in the news and what’s being done to address/remedy them,
  2. Current data breach laws, 
  3. How a lawyer’s professional duty may extend into new areas of technology and cyberspace, and 
  4. How to prepare a data incident response plan. "
Title:
Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms
When/Where:
Webcast - Sign Up Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Sunday, February 9, 2020

April 9: Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm

Earn free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit (if allowed in your state) while learning about data analytics supported by Fastcase's Docket Alarm feature.
Title:
Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
Presented by:
Fastcase
Credit:
Fastcase webcasts earn credit in many states. Check with your credit-granting authority. You may have to apply on your own.

Cost:
Free. Registration required.

Friday, February 7, 2020

February 5, 10, 21+28: Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” -- Bill Gates
The amount of information available and the many different platforms to obtain it has grown over the last 25 years, impacting the way attorneys practice law. It also brings forth more issues and new laws that your clients may face. The many ways technology can aid attorneys in locating the best and most on point statutes, caselaw, secondary materials and all relevant materials can be overwhelming. As the comments to the model rules of professional conduct state, to maintain competency a lawyer should keep abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.
The goal of this free online continuing legal education program is to assist attorneys in navigating online legal research so they are more confident and competent when researching subjects important to their work.
Title:
Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research
When/Where:
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

February 6: 2019 Novel Coronavirus: Legal Preparedness and Public Health Response Efforts

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses whose effects range from causing the common cold to more serious impacts, including pneumonia and death in some cases. The recent Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak emanating from Wuhan, China is spreading rapidly. Thousands of new cases are confirmed in China and over a dozen countries, with 5 cases identified in the U.S. 
This webinar will provide you with legal, policy and practical guidance related to international and domestic public health responses to 2019 n-CoV including: 
  • a briefing on current epidemiological developments;
  • rapid assessment of international legal responses through the World Health Organization, China, and select foreign governments;
  • latest development of U.S. legal preparedness/response at the federal, state, and local levels; and
  • identification of actual or potential legal issues to arise, as well as related resources. 
Title:
2019 Novel Coronavirus: Legal Preparedness and Public Health Response Efforts
When/Where:
Thursday, February 6, 2020
12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
  • James G. Hodge, Jr. Director, Network for Public Health Law—Western Region
  • OfficeModerator: Kayleen Klarich, Marketing and Membership Manager, Network for Public Health Law—National Office
By:
Network for Public Health Law
Credit:
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME – American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics - is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
More Information And Registration

Sunday, February 2, 2020

February 4: Ethical Duties & Electronically Stored Information

On February 4, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with digital forensic expert Thomas Plunkett will present a free, one-hour, interactive webinar presentation, Ethical Duties & Electronically Stored Information, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Tom will discuss:
  • Overview of formal opinion 2015-193
  • Timeline of a case
  • Example cases (for reference)


Title:
Ethical Duties & Electronically Stored Information
When/Where:
February 4, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
Thomas Plunkett has over 20 years of experience specializing in forensic investigations involving network intrusions, hacking, malware and network inside threats. Mr. Plunkett has provided expert consulting in both civil and criminal cases and has lead incident response teams to address major breaches at large private and public organizations. Tom has also lead digital forensics investigations involving deleted data from mobile devices, suspected hacking and network intrusions. Clients have included law firms, state, local, the federal government, high-tech firms and many more. Tom writes and presents MCLE training presentations covering forensics and electronically stored information.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in AL, AR, CA, DE, FL, IL, KS, KY, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules

Cost:
Free.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

March 11: Navigating USPTO Pilot Programs

This free continuing legal education webinar will present a survey of various USPTO pilot programs, some less known than others, but all useful in the right circumstances. We will discuss the ins and outs of each program and present some practical prosecution tips and insights. Pilot programs that we will likely cover in some detail include:
  • First Action Interview Pilot Program
  • After Final Consider Pilot Program 2.0
  • Pre-Appeal Brief Request and Conference Pilot Program
  • Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot Program
  • Quick Path IDS Pilot Program
  • Ombudsman Pilot Program
  • Motions to Amend Pilot Program (AIA)
  • Trademark Post-Registration Audit Pilot Program
We will also briefly touch on other USPTO pilot programs, including some more rare programs and some discontinued programs.
Title:
Navigating USPTO Pilot Programs
Live MBHB Webinar
When/Where:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
10:00-11:15 a.m. CT
Live MBHB Webinar - register now!
Speakers:
MBHB partners Lawrence Aaronson and Brett Scott
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.
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:

February 6: Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Horrible Complications

On February 6, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Vicki Mahan, will present a free, two-hour, interactive webinar presentation, Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Horrible Complications, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Dr. Mahan will discuss:
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database
  • Complications reported to the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
  • Complications reported to the General Thoracic Surgery Database
  • Complications reported to the Congenital Heart Surgery Database
  • INTERMACS adverse events


Title:
Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Horrible Complications
When/Where:
February 6, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dr. Vicki Mahan is a board-certified thoracic surgeon. She is the assistant professor of surgery and chief of pediatric cardiovascular surgery as well as the co-director of the hospital heart center. Her expertise includes valve repair and aortic surgery, brain protection during hypothermic circulatory arrest, neonatal myocardial protection, fetal pacemakers and cardiac transplant.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in AL, AR, CA, 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.

March 26: Ethics and Legal Research on Fastcase

This free continuing legal education webinar on ethics is provided by a well-known sponsor and may be eligible for CLE credit in your jurisdiction, but the host does not say. Please check with your credit-granting authority.
Title:
Ethics and Legal Research on Fastcase
When/Where:
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinars - 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.

March 19: Introduction to Boolean on Fastcase

This free Continuing Legal Education program teaches the use of boolean logic in legal research on Fastcase.
Title:
Introduction to Boolean on Fastcase
When/Where:
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.
More Information and Registration

March 12: Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm

Earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit (if allowed in your state) for free, while learning about data analytics supported by Fastcase's Docket Alarm feature.
Title:
Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm
When/Where:
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.
More Information and Registration

Friday, January 31, 2020

February 6: Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase 7

Title:
Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase 7
When/Where:
Webcast - Register Now!

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

Cost:
Free. Registration required.
More Information and Registration

Thursday, January 30, 2020

January 8, 13, 24+31: Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” -- Bill Gates
The amount of information available and the many different platforms to obtain it has grown over the last 25 years, impacting the way attorneys practice law. It also brings forth more issues and new laws that your clients may face. The many ways technology can aid attorneys in locating the best and most on point statutes, caselaw, secondary materials and all relevant materials can be overwhelming. As the comments to the model rules of professional conduct state, to maintain competency a lawyer should keep abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.
The goal of this free online continuing legal education program is to assist attorneys in navigating online legal research so they are more confident and competent when researching subjects important to their work.
Title:
Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research
When/Where:
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

February 25: Wage and Hour: Hot Topics and Best Practices for Compliance

Wage and hour litigation continues to cause big headaches for employers, and at every turn there's a new law, regulation, or court decision that impacts a business's compliance obligations. To help make sure you're up to speed on what your organization needs to do to stay in compliance and out of court, join us for a discussion of California and federal wage and hour hot topics and recent developments, along with an overview of best practices for compliance in 2020 and beyond.
Title:
Wage and Hour: Hot Topics and Best Practices for Compliance
When/Where:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
10:00 PST – 11:00 a.m. PST
Webinar - Register Now!
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, Cozen O'Connor
  • Walter M. Stella, Member, Cozen O'Connor
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.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

January 10, 15, 21, 27+29: Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts



Steve Ballmer once stated, “The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”
The goal of this free Continuing Legal Education course is harnessing your potential as an attorney to learn things about online legal research you didn’t think you could learn before. This is a deeper dive into online legal research.
According to the model rules of professional conduct, attorneys need to maintain competency, and a component of maintaining competency is to keep abreast of the benefits and risks of relevant technology. By the end of this course you all will be made aware of advanced online legal research methods to harness your potential as a researcher and to maintain a standard of competency in the legal profession.
Title:
Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts
When/Where:
Webcast
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Monday, January 27, 2020

January 28: Key Immigration Developments for 2020 and Its Impact on Global Mobility

Join Cozen O’Connor for our up-to-the-minute review of significant developments in immigration law over the past year and what's ahead for 2020. We will highlight the new processes in place for the H-1B cap FY21 filing season, discuss the impact on employers dealing with the magnitude of requests for evidence (RFE’s), and address strategic issues for planning around ever-increasing processing delays. We will also cover best practices to prepare your organization for immigration law compliance in the new year and beyond, including best practices related to form I-9.
Title:
Key Immigration Developments for 2020 and Its Impact on Global Mobility
When/Where:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
  • CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, and CA.
  • All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:
  • Scott Bettridge, Chair, Immigration Practice
  • Frances Rayer, Member
By:
Established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, Cozen O'Connor 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 30 offices across two continents.
More Information and Registration







Friday, January 24, 2020

January 27: Meth & Fentanyl: An Introduction for Attorneys


On January 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with industrial hygienist Robert McNeely and safety and environmental expert Rodrigo Delgado, will present a free, one-hour, interactive Continuing Legal Education webinar presentation, Meth & Fentanyl: An Introduction for Attorneys, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Robert and Rodrigo will discuss:
  • Methamphetamine
    • Legality
    • Production methods
    • Contamination
    • Remediation
  • Opioids
    • Definition & effect on the body
    • Fentanyl & its dangers
    • Exposures
    • Response to contamination, cleanup & waste
Title:
Meth & Fentanyl: An Introduction for Attorneys
When/Where:
January 27, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Robert McNeely has more than 15 years of professional experience in the industrial hygiene community. Robert regularly interfaces with project managers, field technicians and administrative staff regarding project assignments, project progress and overall customer satisfaction, while managing a variety of large-scale, high profile project types. He has progressive experience as a branch manager and senior project manager with a proven ability to manage multiple large scale and high profile clientele. Mr. McNeely is proficient in managing simultaneous projects while working independently and consistently meeting deadlines.
  • Rodrigo Delgado has a strong background working with safety and environmental projects leading six sigma projects to protect employee health and safety from chemical exposure. Rodrigo has been involved in hundreds of methamphetamine lab and methamphetamine use assessments as well as synthetic opioid assessments throughout the country in over 40 states. The methamphetamine and synthetic opioid assessments have been both at a preliminary level and clearance level to ensure the environment is at safe for preoccupancy. Rodrigo’s involvement in the assessments includes field sampling, providing decontamination protocols, and writing reports per regulatory guidelines.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This free webinar is approved for CLE credit in AL, AR, 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.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

January 23: What Plan Sponsors and IRA Owners Need to Know About the SECURE Act

2019 ended with a bang for stakeholders of retirement plans with the passage of the SECURE Act, a major piece of federal legislation that will alter the retirement plan landscape for years to come. Signed into law as part of a $1.4 trillion bipartisan spending bill on December 20, the SECURE Act (the full name is the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019”) contains a wide-ranging assortment of provisions designed to expand access to retirement savings for small businesses and part-time employees, promote the availability of annuities in defined contribution plans, and simplify or repeal many complexities and quirks in various existing administrative and plan design rules. It funds these tax expenditures in large part by eliminating the popular use of the “Stretch IRA” as a means of tax-efficient intergenerational wealth transfer.
Join our panelists as they discuss the SECURE Act’s broad and diverse amendments to the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA, and the opportunities and compliance challenges it presents for plan sponsors and IRA owners in 2020 and beyond.
Title:
What Plan Sponsors and IRA Owners Need to Know About the SECURE Act
When/Where:
January 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Sign Up Now!
Cost:
Free. Shipman & Goodwin reserves the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm
Credit:
  • This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement. 
  • 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 states: check with your credit granting authority whether you can claim credit by reciprocity or other form of self-application.
Speakers:
  • Richard I. Cohen
  • Joseph J. Indelicato
  • Kelly Smith Hathorn
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January 29, 2020 / Orange, CA / - Tax Valuation Ethics Studies


This two-hour ethics course explores valuation ethics and cases. A power-point presentation is backed up by an outline and a complete 10-case file for reference. The presentation implies a possibility that IRS finds that valuation practitioner discipline may be less efficient than various practitioner penalty provisions, and the use of taxpayer punitive economic consequences. An implied larger problem is a short sighted appraiser selection criteria that results in (a) minimalist appraisal, by (b) unqualified or low-effort appraisers; much of which may be based upon taxpayer reluctance to ascribe value to a detailed, high-quality appraisal.  The case facts teach lessons through the stories of published cases.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify current principles in play for a potential winning appraisal while determining a strategy to avoiding both ethics entanglement and a more negative taxpayer outcome.
  • Personally derive a feel for what is needed to protect the taxpayer, the tax practitioner and the appraiser, and conclude whether or not the weight of a misstep is squarely on the taxpayer.

  • Identify a path to a more efficient arrangement for obtaining a high quality appraisal report and appraiser; the taxpayer and/or tax practitioner then understands and enables a maximized opportunity to determine taxpayer's own efficient, detail justifiable, highest taxpayer outcome preparation.
Title: Tax Valuation Ethics Studies


When/Where:
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Location:

Staples
2050 North Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92865

Speaker:

Curt is a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Taxation Specialist. (Certified by State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization: Taxation) and a Tax Attorney, Patent Attorney, MBA. In addition to his J.D., Curt holds an LL.M. - Tax from the University of San Diego, B.S in Chemistry, Masters Degrees in Chemical and Electrical Engineering, and an M.B.A. - some of which was earned while working for Aramco. Curt was chair of the Taxation Advisory Committee of the California Board of Legal Specialization, a unit of California State government that oversees California's Legal Specialization Program, and then was chair of the main board of the California Board of Legal Specialization. A State Bar of California Approved Tax Specialization Continuing Education provider, Curt is also enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, enabling representation of taxpayers from any jurisdiction before the Internal Revenue Service and before the United States Tax Court, and the United States Patent & Trademark office.

CLE Credit:

2.0 Hours of TAX SPECIALIZATION-CLE/CPE  ETHICS for CPA's & Attorneys is available from Curt Harrington ( Tax Specialization Continuing Education Provider #15203 ) & offered at no charge. 

Presented by:
California Continuing Education, Inc, a nonprofit California provider of professional (CLE, CPE) education for Attorneys, CPAs and members of the public.

Please check back with - http://www.patentax.com/CLE/ for last minute information & upcoming programs.
Contact: curt@patentax.com for questions about the syllabus or your particularized concerns.
For more information:
Call (562) 594-9784
http://patentax.com/curt/
http://patentax.com/CLE/
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 22: Top Patent Law Stories of 2019

Once again this year, the Patent Docs weblog will present an annual, end-of-the-year review of the top stories in patent law. In this MBHB webinar presentation, Patent Docs co-authors Dr. Donald Zuhn, Dr. Kevin Noonan, and Dr. Michael Borella will take a look back at the top patent stories of 2019, many of which will likely impact patent applicants and practitioners in the coming year.
Title:
Top Patent Law Stories of 2019
Live MBHB Webinar
When/Where:
January 22, 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Live MBHB Webinar
Speakers:
  • Michael S. Borella, Ph.D.
  • Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D.
  • Donald L. Zuhn, Jr. 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.
Credit:
MCLE credit is pending for the states of California, Illinois, New Jersey,* New York,* North Carolina and Virginia (*via reciprocity).
You may be able to claim credit in some other states by self-application.
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

Monday, January 20, 2020

January 30+February 20/Cleveland: Election Administration: Law and Practice

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio to offer a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit (general hours: 4.0) for a course titled Election Administration: Law and Practice”. Designed specifically for attorneys, this seminar addresses Federal and State election law on such topics as voter registration and residency, voter identification requirements, ballot production and tabulation, neutrality and accessibility, physical security of equipment, and planning for contingencies.
Practical knowledge of elections qualifies attorneys to work as Precinct Election Officials (PEOs) at one of 336 polling locations in Cuyahoga County. Attorney-PEOs will be asked to serve in locations where highly skilled help is most necessary, likely as a supervisor in a location with several assigned precincts.
Title:
Election Administration: Law and Practice
When/Where:
There are two opportunities to attend:
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location in both cases is:
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s downtown conference center
1375 E. 9th St., 2 FL
Cleveland, OH 44114.
CLE Credit:
4 general
By:
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Cost:
There is no cost to attend this offering.
Spaces are limited and registration is required. 
To Register:
Please contact Roseanne Lewis-Maloney, Election Official, by phone (216) 443-3232 x7218 or email: rmaloney@cuyahogacounty.us
For more information, see the flyer:
https://www.acslaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CLE_credit-letter.pdf

January 28: Mass Incarceration Reconsidered: The Drivers and Consequences of Long and Life Prison Sentences in Washington State

Long and life sentences have grown significantly across the United States, including in Washington. Faculty will use quantitative and qualitative data to explore the policy drivers behind this significant component of mass incarceration, and to also explore the consequences of these sentences for both prisoners and prison facilities.
Title:
Mass Incarceration Reconsidered: The Drivers and Consequences of Long and Life Prison Sentences in Washington State
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
When/Where:
January 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:35 PM PT
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Katherine Beckett - Chair and Professor, Department of Law, Societies & Justice;
  • S. Frank Miyamoto Professor of Sociology, University of Washington
  • Steven Herbert - Mark Torrance Professor, Department of Law, Societies, and Justice, University of Washington.
By:
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
Credits:
Washington State: 1.5
Cost:
Free to all members of the Washington State Bar Association.
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