Thursday, April 30, 2020

April 30: IRS COVID-19 Relief Beyond The $1200 Check

Everyone has heard that the IRS is going to be sending out $1200 checks for many taxpayers. This program for lawyers will take a look at the details of who does and doesn't get the stimulus money as well as other lesser-known IRS administered programs that are designed to either get cash into taxpayer's hands or help taxpayers keep more cash in their own pockets.
This free program will focus on the individuals, small businesses and self-employed taxpayers that make up our firms and our client's firms so that you can point them in the right direction to obtain aid.
Some of the relief that will be covered include:
  • The IRS's suspension of filing deadlines,
  • Advanced refundable tax credits (ie cash in your pockets) for payroll taxes,
  • Sick leave, and child care during the COVID crisis,
  • Increased use of net operating loss (NOL's),
  • Grace period for taxpayers who have existing installment agreements with the IRS,
  • Home office deduction and what expenses might be deductible during this shelter in place period.
Title:
IRS COVID-19 Relief Beyond The $1200 Check
Webinar Date+Time:
April 30, 2020
3:00 PM Pacific
Register Now!
Speaker:
James Creech is a tax practitioner based in San Francisco. He represents taxpayers with both tax planning and fighting the IRS and state agencies through audits, litigation, and collection matters. He is a proud member of SFLN.
By:
The Attorney Action Club is a network of San Francisco Bay Area lawyers who host monthly topical discussions on attorney work life balance and law practice management.
Cost:
Free, registration is limited
Credit:
This event may be eligible for California CLE credit; You may be able to self-apply for other jurisdictions.
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April 30: Privacy Law, Coronavirus, and Post-Pandemic Best Practices

The large-scale shift to remote work and a global focus on health information presents unique privacy concerns for law firms and companies of all sizes. Employers are feeling pressured to make decisions that will have far-reaching effects, including about employee information and data security, telehealth use, biometric data, and consumer trust and data protection.
This webinar is designed to help attorneys counseling companies about the privacy issues central to managing their workforce, implementing new technology, engaging vendors, and updating policies and procedures. Our speakers will address the legal, regulatory, and practical risks in the privacy and data security arena as well as best practices for companies adjusting to a drastically different environment.
Educational Objectives
  • Learn about key issues across myriad jurisdictions regarding data protection
  • Assess the impact of global health and economic developments on compliance with privacy laws and regulations, including GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA
  • Understand the implications of changes to employee policies, customer data protection processes, technology adoption, and more
  • Explore ways to adapt experience gained for a post-pandemic environment.

Title:
Privacy Law, Coronavirus, and Post-Pandemic Best Practices
Webinar Date/Time:
April 30 2020
3:00 PM EDT •2:00 PM CDT •1:00 PM MDT •12:00 PM PDT
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:

  • Melissa A. Siebert, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P, concentrates her practice in complex class action litigation and leads Shook’s biometric privacy practice, defending biometric technology users and providers in federal and state courts. Melissa’s experience handling Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) cases has made her one of the leading lawyers in the rapidly developing area of biometric privacy. In addition to her biometric data privacy practice, Melissa has substantial experience representing employers in labor matters as both in-house and outside counsel on a variety of strategic and day-to-day issues, including complex internal investigations, policy review, and high-level noncompetition and compliance issues. Before joining Shook, Melissa was a partner at BakerHostetler in Chicago, served as in-house labor and employment counsel for Tribune Company, and held several positions as a human resources executive.
  • Elliot R. Golding is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Squire Patton Boggs. As a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice and the Healthcare Industry Group Leadership Team, he provides business-oriented privacy and cybersecurity advice to companies handling healthcare and other personal data. Elliot assists clients in developing and implementing information governance programs, drafting privacy and security policies, preparing and testing data breach response plans, and negotiating complex data agreements. He also has managed dozens of breach response matters for companies through investigation, notification, remediation and engagement with regulators, and defended clients in litigation by State Attorneys General under state security breach notification laws and HIPAA. Elliot co-chairs the E-Privacy Committee within the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He has a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from George Washington University School of Law and a B.A., with distinction, from University of Virginia.
  • Moderator: Amanda Allen is the Regulatory & Compliance team lead for Bloomberg Law. Covering the dynamic environment of corporate compliance, her analysts develop Practical Guidance tools and in-depth, data-backed analysis across a variety of regulatory and enforcement practice areas. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Amanda earned her JD from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai'i.

By:
Bloomberg Law
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April 28+30: The Contemporary Yellow Pages: Ethics of Online Profiles and Advertising


The internet has transformed the way we interact with friends, colleagues, and potential clients, and our everyday use of social media platforms can have surprising ethical implications in the advertising realm.
This free CLE webinar examines the ethical (advertising) implications of using popular social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Avvo and Google. It's a fast-paced look at conscious (and unconscious) attorney advertising in the digital age!
Title:
The Contemporary Yellow Pages: Ethics of Online Profiles and Advertising
Webinar Dates And Times:
Speaker:
Jordan Rader
Credit:
1 credit hour in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont; many other states may allow.
By:
LexisNexis

April 30: Floods and Paths For Recovery

Peter Rossi will present a Cozen O'Connor webinar on Thursday, April 30 titled "Floods and Paths For Recovery." This webinar will review the potential for subrogation recovery arising out of floods. Floods are the leading cause of property damage in the United States and can be a source of subrogation recoveries. Flood litigation can be complicated and expensive but rewarding. Included in this presentation will be a review of the potential causes of flooding of various bodies of water and strategies for the generation and recovery of historical record.
This webinar will also include information regarding flooding, issues to be on the alert for with regard to developing the flood litigation plan, potential defenses and how to best prepare for and protect against them, and expert participation in the investigation and litigation of flood claims.
Title:
Floods and Paths For Recovery
Webinar Date+Time:
April 30, 2020
11:00 am ET
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
Credit will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:
Peter G. Rossi, Senior Counsel
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.
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April 30: Doing/acquiring business in Germany

Doing business/ acquisitions in Germany is obviously a wide-ranging topic and covers quite a number of legal aspects. We will start in the first Webinar with all aspects concerning Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) laws and regulations in Germany that are actually relevant for all non-European buyers of German enterprises in sector-specific areas and in non-sector specific areas above certain thresholds (depending on critical and non-critical infrastructure) pursuant to the Foreign Trade and Payments Act (Aussenwirtschaftsgesetz, “AWG”) and the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Aussenwirtschaftsverordnung, “AWVO”). 
Title:
Doing/acquiring business in Germany
When/Where:
April 30, 2020
1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dr. Dirk Hamann, attorney at law since 1992, and long-standing partner in two of the international leading law firms before joining Rimon, first at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hamburg, until 2014), second at Herbert Smith Freehills in Berlin (2014-2019), is one of the most distinctive and experienced corporate lawyers in Germany with a broad range of relevant international and domestic clients in various industry sectors.
By:
Rimon's Complimentary Annual CLE Webinar Series.
CLE credits:
These programs are approved by the CA State Bar for 1 hour of CLE credit for each course. Certification is pending in NY, but NY bar members are also eligible for 1 CLE credit per course through NY's Approved Jurisdiction Policy.
Most other states also recognize CA accredited courses.
For credit elsewhere, please check your credit-granting authority.




Wednesday, April 29, 2020

May 7: Highlights from the field: Current IP developments in China

This free, 90-minute webinar will offer U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) rights holders doing business in China a unique opportunity to hear from three senior USPTO IP attorneys with many years of experience in China. They will offer their unique insights on the current IP environment in China, including: new laws and regulations, current trends, significant court and administrative rulings, and what these developments mean for U.S. rights holders looking to protect their IP in China
Title:
Highlights from the field: Current IP developments in China
May 7, 2020
9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Webinar - Space is limited; Register By May 6, 2020 12:00 AM
Presenters:
  • Michael Mangelson, senior counsel for China IP in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs and former IP attaché at the U.S. Consulate, Shanghai
  • Duncan Willson, USPTO IP attaché at the U.S. Embassy, Beijing
  • Conrad Wong, USPTO IP attaché at the U.S. Consulate, Guangzhou
By:
USPTO
Credit:
The announcement does not say that USPTO is applying for CLE credit but you may be able to self-apply
Space is limited; Register By May 6, 2020 12:00 AM

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Kansas+Missouri: Free CLE by The Bar Plan (tm)

The Bar Plan has announced up to 15 credits of free CLE due to the COVID19 pandemic. It appears to be limited to Kansas and Missouri Attorneys. I can't access many details without actual registering, but it is probably worth your time to go look:

By:
The Bar Plan
Cost:
Free

Monday, April 27, 2020

May 27: Divorce During COVID-19 & The Collaborative Practice Process

What happens to divorcing couples in the middle of the pandemic?
Families aren’t exempt from the devastating impact of COVID-19. The strain of social isolation has created new challenges, including:
  • Not being able to finalize divorces already in process because courts are closed,
  • Navigating shared custody during a quarantine, as well as
  • The breakdown of marriages.

Fortunately, there is help. Collaborative Practice is an internationally-recognized method created to help divorcing couples, and parents manage their divorce and child custody matters peacefully without the need for courts. Teams of trained professionals help families resolve disputes with respect and dignity. Lawyers, mental health professionals, child specialists, and financial professionals work together to keep children’s needs first while helping families move forward without court involvement.
Join us for an interactive information session to learn how Collaborative Practice can help your clients, your friends, and your family.
Title:
Divorce During COVID-19 & The Collaborative Practice Process
Webinar Date+Time: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
10:00am PDT
Register Now!
Credit:
The announcement does not mention CLE credit. You may be able to self-apply; consult your credit-granting authority.
Cost: FREE
Trainers:
IACP Board Member, Lori Gephart, and IACP Member & Past President, Ross Evans.
By:
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
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April 28: Art Sales & Finance - In Good Times And Bad

In the best of times, art sales and finance present components of escalated risk in comparison to more conventional commercial transactions. The sources of this risk-differential include light industry regulation, perceived and actual market volatility, a lush history of fraud and forgery, inconsistent secured transaction laws and regulations and limited chain of title data.
In recent years, tax changes, AML compliance and credit tightening from COVID 19, have added to the complexity of art transactions. Art Sales & Finance will provide a review of the transactional basics, as well as provide a few guidelines in managing transactions within the current environment.
Title:
Art Sales & Finance - In Good Times And Bad
Webinar Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
1 PM ET
Register Now!
Speaker:
Thomas Fawell practices in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and capital formation, inclusive of 1940 Adviser Act compliance and real estate finance and development. Based in the Chicago offices of Rimôn, Mr. Fawell can also be found in the Miami office, where he also serves as Co-Founder and General Counsel of a hedge fund. Previously, Mr. Fawell served as Partner and Member of the Management Committee at Katten Muchin.
By:
Rimon's Complimentary Annual CLE Webinar Series.
CLE credits:
These programs are approved by the CA State Bar for 1 hour of CLE credit for each course. Certification is pending in NY, but NY bar members are also eligible for 1 CLE credit per course through NY's Approved Jurisdiction Policy.
Most other states also recognize CA accredited courses.
For credit elsewhere, please check your credit-granting authority.

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April 27: Impacts of COVID-19 on Immigrant Communities

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country causing widespread health and economic instability, immigrant communities are facing unique challenges related to the virus. Immigration enforcement and detention have continued during this time, trapping vulnerable people in dangerous conditions, while immigrants often lack access to many of the federal, state and local government relief options being developed to help with this crisis.
In this program, Tanya Broder and Shiu-Ming Cheer of the National Immigration Law Center and Eunice Hyunhye Cho of the ACLU’s National Prison Project will discuss the impacts of existing and newly passed legislation on immigrant families, existing protections against immigration enforcement, and new litigation to protect the rights of immigrant detainees during this public health emergency.
This presentation will cover:
  • Health/benefits/tax provisions affecting immigrants
  • New federal legislation – Family First Coronavirus Response Act, CARES Act
  • The laws limiting state and local entanglement in federal immigration enforcement
  • What states and localities can do to strengthen those laws and policies
  • Litigation challenges to release immigrants from detention in light of COVID-19.
Title:
Impacts of COVID-19 on Immigrant Communities
Webinar Date+Time:
April 27, 2020
3PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Tanya Broder, National Immigration Law Center
  • Shiu-Ming Cheer, National Immigration Law Center
  • Eunice Hyunhye Cho, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub, Practising Law Institute
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
1 credit applied for or granted in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, WA (activity 1138169); you may be able to apply in other states
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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April 27: How Did They Get Away with That? License Plates, Free Speech and the First Amendment

Extra Mile Law, PLLC, is pleased to present another CLE in its Monday CLE webinar series.
Join Jonathan Grad as he explores aspects of free speech (First Amendment and Charter Rights) through the lens of license plate litigation. He will discuss several US and Canadian cases as he answers the question of how (or if) they got away with that. Topics include:
  • Compelled Speech and the First Amendment;
  • Private Speech and Government Speech; and the
  • Public Forum Doctrine.
Title:
How Did They Get Away with That? License Plates, Free Speech and the First Amendment
Date/Time:
Monday, April 27, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m., CDT
Webinar, Register Now. Enrollment limited to the first 25 registrants.
Credit:
This program has been approved for 1 unit of CLE in MN, WI and WY.
Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Speaker:
Jonathan Grad, JD, PhD, Member, Extra Mile Law, PLLC, has practiced law since 1995 and is licensed to practice in MN, WI and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The First Amendment has been a subject near and dear to Jonathan. Jonathan has spent countless hours exploring the limits of the First Amendment. Over the years, he has been fascinated by license plates, perhaps as a result of summer road trips from his youth.
Presented By:
Extra Mile Law, PLLC, a MN-based boutique intellectual property law firm.

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May 27: A Texas Tornado — How the Courts Changed Texas Appraisals

This free continuing legal education webinar will provide participants with knowledge of significant changes in the way Texas courts handle litigation concerning appraisals, with an emphasis on how the payment of an appraisal award may now be subject to the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act and other extracontractual causes of action. The webinar will also provide insight on whether Texas Courts allow the appraisal of coverage.
The presenters will discuss:

  • Appraisal in Texas: Return of the Wild West
  • Relief from Appraisal Awards
  • Appraisal in the Era of Coronavirus.

Title:
A Texas Tornado — How the Courts Changed Texas Appraisals
Webinar Date+Time:
May 27, 2020
11:30 a.m.
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, and CA. All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:

  • Stephen P. Pate
  • Karl A. Schulz

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.
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April 21+28: 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
Webinar Dates and Times:
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

April 2020: Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms

Data security incidents and data breaches happen daily. It’s important for the legal world to turn 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, 
  4. How to prepare a data incident response plan.
Title:
Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms
Webinar Dates & Times: Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

April 27: Best Practices Prior Art Searching for a Competitive Edge

How can IP professionals target the most appropriate patent references in their PriorArt searches? An overview of best practices to follow, and a few pitfalls to avoid, in your PriorArt searches.
Title:
Best Practices Prior Art Searching for a Competitive Edge
Webinar Date+Time:
Monday, April 27, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
Register Now!
Presenter:
Amir Ahmed, Legal Advantage, LLC
By:
Legal Advanage, LLC
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Friday, April 24, 2020

April 24: Getting Back to Work After the Shutdown – Best Practices and Legal Risks for Employers

As the country begins to ease COVID-19 business restrictions, many workplaces are struggling with reopening and adjusting to the “new normal.” For businesses closed due to “shut down” orders, this process will involve recalling furloughed workers and learning from the steps taken by essential businesses that never closed. This webinar addresses the anticipated areas of greatest legal exposure for employers and the practical and legal steps that all employers should take to address the ongoing threat of COVID-19, including:
  • Best practices for recalling furloughed employees
  • Hiring, onboarding, and training in the era of COVID-19
  • Employer testing for COVID-19 and increased scrutiny of employee health
  • New discrimination claims involving immunity, and preference for employees who have recovered
  • Increased risk of discrimination claims from older or disabled applicants/employees
  • Ongoing complexities in managing absenteeism, paid leave and mental health concerns.
Title:
Getting Back to Work After the Shutdown – Best Practices and Legal Risks for Employers
When/Where:
Friday, April 24, 2020
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, and CA. All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:
  • David L. Barron, Member, Cozen O'Connor
  • Jeremy J. Glenn, Member, Cozen O'Connor
  • Aaron Holt, Member, Cozen O'Connor
  • Bethany C. Salvatore, Member, Cozen O'Connor
  • Walter M. Stella, Member, Cozen O'Connor
  • Jennifer Taylor Williams, 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.
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April 6, 17, 24+29: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” -- Bill Gates

The growth in the amount of information available and the many different platforms on which to obtain it impacts 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
Webinar Dates and Times:
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Thursday, April 23, 2020

April 23: Advertising, marketing & promotions legal update: privacy, publicity, cybersecurity & reputation management

Now, even more than ever, as increased numbers of people are working, schooling and playing at home or at other remote locations, the value of online and mobile advertising and promotions has increased substantially. At the same time, the amounts of information being made available by people scrambling for information, trying to keep up with breaking news, and signing up for online, digital services and information, present legal challenges for compliance with both old and newly enacted privacy and data protection regulation.
Title:
Advertising, marketing & promotions legal update: privacy, publicity, cybersecurity & reputation management
Webinar Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 23, 2020
1 PM ET
Register Now!
Speaker:
Joe Rosenbaum is a New York‐based partner at Rimon, P.C. and Chair of Rimon’s Global Alliance. Rimon is an innovative and highly selective entrepreneurial firm that combines dynamic client service, teamwork, the agility of a high‐end boutique law firm and the deep multidisciplinary experience of a large global firm. Joe is also the Chair of Rimon’s Global Alliance. Joe’s clients consistently receive exceptional representation across national and international boundaries from an all‐star team of attorneys and legal professionals.
By:
Rimon's Complimentary Annual CLE Webinar Series.
CLE credits:
These programs are approved by the CA State Bar for 1 hour of CLE credit for each course. Certification is pending in NY, but NY bar members are also eligible for 1 CLE credit per course through NY's Approved Jurisdiction Policy.
Most other states also recognize CA accredited courses.
For credit elsewhere, please check your credit-granting authority.

More Information And Registration

April 23: FLSA Regulations and Opinion Letters: The Latest from the DOL

John Ho will be presenting this webinar about the recent changes in federal wage and hour laws. John will join a panel as they discuss FLSA updates to regulations regarding tip credits, joint employment, the salary basis level, and more. Gain a greater understanding of these developments and help your clients remain in compliance with the new rules.
Title:
FLSA Regulations and Opinion Letters: The Latest from the DOL
When/Where:
April 23, 2020
Start Time: 11:45 am
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, and CA. All other jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:
John S. Ho, Chair, Cozen O'Connor OSHA Practice.
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.
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April 23: Hot Wheels: Tips & Strategies for Successfully Subrogating Vehicle Product Liability Claims

Cozon O'Connor members Sarah Earle Killeen and Jake Skaggs will present at the NASP 2020 Spring Conference on Thursday, April 23. Due to COVID-19, this event will now be virtual.
Through the use of real-world evidence, Sarah and Jake will discuss vehicle defects resulting in fires, wheel/hub separations, and unintended acceleration. They will show how to use resources available through NHTSA and other government documents (including recall information) and provide specific strategies and techniques to use in pursuing recovery.
Title:
Hot Wheels: Tips & Strategies for Successfully Subrogating Vehicle Product Liability Claims
When/Where:
April 23, 2020
3:15pm-4:15pm
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
The event listing does not include CLE Credit Information. The description and speaker information suggest that this can meet the requirements of your jurisdiction, but you'll have to consult your state rules.
Speakers:
Sarah Earle Killeen
Jake P. Skaggs

April 2020: 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. A component of maintaining competency is keeping abreast of the benefits and risks of relevant technology. In this course you 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
Webinar Dates and Times:
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

April 22: 10 Hot Topics on Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest are among the most common and complex malpractice errors, producing a substantial number of claims each year. Conflicts can come in all shapes and sizes, so despite the best efforts of lawyers, they can be hard to identify. Join J. Calhoun Watson, Partner of Sowell Gray located in Columbia, South Carolina, and Erin McCartney, Attorney and Risk Management Lead at Attorney Protective, as they analyze several scenarios and provide tips on how to avoid conflicts of interests. The webinar will also include a review of applicable ethics rules and discuss what actions to consider should a conflict arise.
Title:
10 Hot Topics on Conflicts of Interest
When/Where:
April 22, 2020
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • J. Calhoun Watson, Partner of Sowell Gray located in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Erin McCartney, Attorney and Risk Management Lead at Attorney Protective
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

April 22: Protecting Victims' Rights During COVID-19

NCVLI remains on the frontlines of victims' rights protection as crime victims are forced to navigate the shifting legal reality during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will identify the key victims’ rights impacted by some of the justice system’s COVID-19 responses across the country and review legal strategies that individual victims’ attorneys and NCVLI are employing to help protect victims' rights in the current landscape.
Title:
Protecting Victims' Rights During COVID-19
Date+Time:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. (Pacific)
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Registration closes one hour before program begins.
Cost:
Free for National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Speaker:
Amy Liu, Senior Appellate Attorney, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Credit:
  • MCLE Accreditation: An application has been submitted to Oregon State Bar for .5 general CLE credits. This program will be approved for .5 general CLE credit with the State Bar of California; NCVLI is an approved CA multiple activity provider. The training may be eligible for CLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.
By:

April 22: 20 Years of NCVLI's Rights Advocacy

Enhancing fairness and justice for victims requires a process of social change built on a balanced approach of legal advocacy, training & education, and public policy. 2020 marks 20 years since the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) began advancing victims' rights through that approach. This panel presentation will discuss key cases and moments in legal advocacy that have shifted the victims' rights landscape over the last 20 years, identify common threads in successful litigation, and examine the opportunities for legal advocacy in the years to come.
Title:
20 Years of NCVLI's Rights Advocacy
Date+Time:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. (Pacific)
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Cost: 
Free for National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Speakers:
  • Douglas Beloof, Professor Emeritus, NCVLI Founder
  • Meg Garvin, Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute
  • Facilitator: Terry Campos, Senior Attorney, National Crime Victim Law Institute.
Credit:
  • An application will be submitted to the Oregon State Bar for 1.0 General CLE credit. 
  • This program will be approved for 1.0 CLE credit with the State Bar of California; NCVLI is an approved CA multiple activity provider. 
  • The training may be eligible for CLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.
By:
NAVRA (National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys & Advocates) - is a project of the National Crime Victim Law Institute.

Monday, April 20, 2020

April 20: Amp Up Your Google Searches: A Lawyer’s Introduction to Google’s Advanced Searching Tools

Extra Mile Law, PLLC, is pleased to present another CLE in its Monday CLE webinar series.
Join Jonathan Grad as he discusses how to perform focused legal searches using Google search engines and advanced search pages. He will discuss Google search operators which, in some cases, allow for easier and/or more powerful searches than are possible using Google’s advanced search pages. Sample searches will focus on legal issues. Google search engines discussed in the webinar include:
  • Google’s general search engine;
  • Google Scholar (including articles and caselaw);
  • Google Patents;
  • Google Books;
  • Google Video; and
  • Google News.
Title: 
Amp Up Your Google Searches: A Lawyer’s Introduction to Google’s Advanced Searching Tools
Date/Time: 
April 20, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m., CDT
Register Now. Enrollment limited to the first 25 registrants.
Credit:
1 unit of CLE in MN has been applied for. Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Speaker:
Jonathan Grad, JD, PhD, Member, Extra Mile Law, PLLC, has practiced law since 1995 and is licensed to practice in MN, WI and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Jonathan’s experience performing internet searches dates back to the pre-Google days of Gopher, Infoseek, Yahoo, WebCrawler, Lycos and AltaVista, among others.
Presented By:
Extra Mile Law, PLLC, a MN-based boutique intellectual property law firm.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

May 19: Covid-19 U.S. Employment Law and OSHA Overview

This program will provide an overview of the key legal and practical issues facing employers, both in their initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic and as the pandemic subsides:
  • Surveying employer strategies and legislative measures related to the shutdown
  • Furloughs, layoffs and terminations: What’s the difference and why it matters
  • WARN Act, Mini-WARNs, and other regulatory mandates
  • New leave requirements; use of vacation and other time off
  • Reduction in wages and unemployment benefits
  • Who is an “essential” employee?
  • Thinking about the Return to Work
  • Designing an appropriate safety plan
  • Implementing and maintaining the safety plan, including documentation and communication
  • Distancing, cleaning, symptom screening, contact tracing and more
  • Gearing up for re-hiring
  • Who returns first?
  • How do we re-engage our workforce?
Title:
Covid-19 U.S. Employment Law and OSHA Overview
Webinar Date+Time:
May 19, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
Philip M. Berkowitz, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Devjani H. Mishra, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Ivan R. Novich, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Melissa K. Peters, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Program Attorney: Danielle B. Cohen
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

May 6: How to Defeat an Alice Rejection

In 2014, the Supreme Court in Alice held that patent claims directed to abstract ideas are patent-ineligible unless they recite something "significantly more" than the abstract idea. What "significantly more" means has been a matter of confusion and debate ever since, particularly for patent examiners at the USPTO. For software patent applicants faced with § 101 rejections, the "significantly more" standard is a significant hurdle to overcome.
In this free patent webinar, Fish Principals Jonathan Lamberson and David Goren will discuss strategies for overcoming § 101 rejections, including:
  • A discussion of recent developments in Alice jurisprudence at the PTAB and in district courts;
  • Claim drafting techniques for avoiding rejections; and
  • Ways to craft arguments under Alice Steps 1 and 2 to get you to allowance.
Title:
How to Defeat an Alice Rejection Webinar
Webinar Date+Time:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
1:30-2:30 PM EDT
Register Now!
By:
Fish & Richardson, P.C.
Credit:
Fish & Richardson is an accredited CLE provider by the California, New York, and Texas State Continuing Legal Education Boards. (California Provider Number 4933). Fish & Richardson will apply for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in some additional states. Credit will be awarded only to attorneys who report their required CLE states during their registration process and who log in and complete the webinar in its entirety. Note that Fish is unable to grant CLE credit to attendees who listen to the audio portion only.
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Friday, April 17, 2020

April 17: Ethics of Contract Negotiation

LawPay Director of Education, Claude E. Ducloux, presents a 30-minute power point covering errors in contracts, and whether a duty exists to disclose same to an opposing lawyer; Practice Strategies to avoid the danger of mistakes; special duties which arise when doing business with a client, and the boundaries of honest negotiation.
Title:
Ethics of Contract Negotiation
When/Where:
Friday, April 17, 2020
12:00p to 12:30p 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:
TX: 0.5 ethics credit.
Other States: You may be able to self-apply

Thursday, April 16, 2020

April 16: Food Stamps and Health Care Access for Low-Income Families: Update During COVID-19

The threat and impact of the Coronavirus are falling disproportionately on those with low-incomes especially those who are food or health-care insecure. In this Briefing, Saima Akhtar of the Empire Justice Center in Albany and Amy E. Lowenstein of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project in Philadelphia will discuss key federal programs to aid these populations as well as updates in light of the Coronavirus. Topics will include the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), including recent revisions in response to COVID-19, and an overview of Medicaid and CHIP coverage and benefits related to COVID-19.
This presentation will cover:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):
  • Overview of federal program
  • Key updates regarding anti-hunger provisions in federal COVID-19 relief legislation for SNAP and WIC
  • Best practices for using SNAP options and available waivers to make benefits more readily accessible.
Health Care Access:
  • Overview of Medicaid and CHIP
  • Medicaid and CHIP protections and benefits in response to COVID-19
  • Key state options to increase access to public health coverage during COVID-19.

Title:
Food Stamps and Health Care Access for Low-Income Families: Update During COVID-19
When/Where:
April 16, 2020
3:00 PM EDT
Free Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:

  • Saima Akhtar, Empire Justice Center
  • Amy E. Lowenstein, Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub

By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
1 hour CLE Credit in most states
Cost:
Free and open to the public - you will have to create a free account.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

April 16: Litigating a Failure to Warn Claim in Product Liability/Personal Injury Cases

On April 16, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with product safety expert Gerald Goldhaber, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Litigating a Failure to Warn Claim in Product Liability/Personal Injury Cases, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Gerald Goldhaber will discuss:
  • Legal vs. practical definition of a warning
  • When a warning is needed
  • Legal requirements of a warning
  • Process of creating/evaluating a warning
  • Samples of effective warnings and wacky warnings
  • Different perspectives on litigating a failure to warn claim.

Title:
Litigating a Failure to Warn Claim in Product Liability/Personal Injury Cases
When/Where:
April 16, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dr. Gerald M. Goldhaber has been the nation’s leading safety warnings and communications expert for over 39 years. Dr. Goldhaber has been the subject of dozens of interviews by leading networks, newspapers, and magazines and has designed warnings for dozens of consumer and industrial products. He is also the instructor of the official digital course of warnings and safety communications for the National Association of Continuing Legal Education (NACLE). Dr. Goldhaber has testified and consulted for lawyers representing corporations or injured parties in over 1,000 lawsuits since 1978 and is currently CNN’s chief analyst for issues dealing with warnings or safety communications.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
  • This webinar is approved for CLE credit in AL, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, IL, KS, KY, MN, MO, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, and WI.
  • Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules
Cost:
Free.



May 15: COVID-19 M&A Update: The Impact of the Novel Coronavirus on M&A Deal Activity, R&W Insurance and Due Diligence

It seems that COVID-19 is changing everything — and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) is no exception. As with other segments of the economy, the novel coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the M&A landscape, from deal flow to changes in due diligence norms and the terms and availability of Representations & Warranties Insurance (RWI) for M&A transactions. In this Briefing, Joseph Ehrlich and Jackson Bender, co-practice leaders of Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC’s Private Equity, Family Office and M&A insurance division, and Jay Rittberg, Managing Principal of Euclid Transactional, explore the profound impact of the pandemic on M&A activity in the United States as well as the developing games plan of M&A deal professionals to react and adapt to it. The changes include modification in standard due diligence practices and the response of the now mission-critical RWI market. In this web briefing, Joe, Jay and Jackson will:
  • Summarize the impact of novel coronavirus on deal activity
  • Detail some of the specifics of how M&A professionals and RWI insurers are reevaluating the critical elements of the due diligence process to account for the nearly universal impact of novel coronavirus on business, from the enforceability of contracts, to employment matters to supply chain disruption and beyond -- no aspect of business is safe from the impact
  • Discuss the reaction of RWI insurers to the pandemic, including a look at new exclusions that have quickly popped up in the face of the uncertainty created by the pandemic
  • Suggest ways for M&A attorneys and other advisors to effectively navigate the new underwriting environment and negotiate RWI policy language in light of the changing market dynamics. 
Title:
COVID-19 M&A Update: The Impact of the Novel Coronavirus on M&A Deal Activity, R&W Insurance and Due Diligence
Webinar Date+Time:
May 15, 2020
1:00 pm EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Jackson Bender, Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC
  • Joseph Ehrlich, Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC
  • Jay Rittberg, Euclid Transactional
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub.
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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April 16: Seed-stage Financing for Life Sciences Ventures

Learn the ins and outs of the frequently-used convertible debt financing transaction model including a line of credit component for pre-revenue start-ups.
Title:
Seed-stage Financing for Life Sciences Ventures
Webinar Date and Time:
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1 PM ET
Register Now!
Speaker:
Mark Mirkin focuses his practice on strategic corporate and securities counseling to emerging and high-growth companies, especially in the context of seed, early-stage and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and IPOs. He has applied his voluminous knowledge of the startup landscape to help his clients in early-stage financing transactions, particularly in private placements and public offerings of equity, debt and convertible securities. In this capacity, he has extensive experience advising companies in the life sciences, information technology, and clean technology industries in all aspects of corporate and securities law.
By:
Rimon's Complimentary Annual CLE Webinar Series.
CLE credits:
These programs are approved by the CA State Bar for 1 hour of CLE credit for each course. Certification is pending in NY, but NY bar members are also eligible for 1 CLE credit per course through NY's Approved Jurisdiction Policy.
Most other states also recognize CA accredited courses.
For credit elsewhere, please check your credit-granting authority.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

May 14: Alcoholism, Addiction, Mental Health and Stress in the Era of COVID-19

Drinking for stress has always been a major problem for our profession. The stress, anxiety and real concern we all feel at this time of the Covid 19 pandemic only adds to the problem.
I have been speaking to lawyers on this topic for many years. One of my talks is entitled “Am I Drinking Too Much? is a Rhetorical Question.”
In this time of sheltered in and law offices only operating remotely, it’s time to address this issue with both old and new ways to avoid old excesses and find new ways to navigate these troubled waters.
Register in advance for this webinar (Max 100 seats)
Title:
Alcoholism, Addiction, Mental Health and Stress in the Era of COVID-19
Webinar Date+Time:
May 14, 2020
3:00 PM Pacific Time
Attendance is Limited - Register Now!
Speaker:
Gary Gwilliam is considered one of the best consumer trial attorneys in the state. His reputation and skill in representing seriously injured plaintiffs is well known. He has tried over 180 jury cases, of which almost 150 were plaintiff civil personal injury cases. He has handled major cases in every area of consumer law, including serious automobile and construction accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, bad faith insurance, civil rights (including police misconduct), wrongful termination and employment discrimination and harassment, and has recently concentrated more in employment law.
A noted lecturer and motivational speaker, he has conducted seminars and workshops around California and the United States for many years. He is the author of numerous articles on California consumer law and is frequently called upon to serve as an expert witness on the standard of care for lawyers' conduct. He frequently lectures on the topics of substance abuse, stress reduction, improving the quality of life as well as topics related to his practice.
By:
The Attorney Action Club is a network of San Francisco Bay Area lawyers who host monthly topical discussions on attorney work life balance and law practice management.
Cost:
Free; registration is limited
Credit:
California: This webinar will count for one hour of MCLE Competence Issues sub-credit.
You may be able to self-apply for other jurisdictions.
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Monday, April 13, 2020

May 13: Basic Principles of Responding to and Monitoring Excess Liability Claims

This webinar will provide an overview of the basic principles of responding to and monitoring excess liability claims. The topics covered include notice issues, reservations of rights, monitoring of claims, and cooperation duties, whether an excess insurer is bound by an underlying insurer’s coverage position or settlement decisions, and excess insurers’ rights against underlying insurers. In addition to reviewing applicable legal principles, the webinar will provide practical tips on the handling of excess liability claims.
The presenters will discuss:
  • Notice of claim
  • Type and scope of response to notice of claim
  • Monitoring: insured’s and underlying insurer’s cooperation duties
  • Is excess insurer bound by underlying insurer’s coverage position and/or settlement decisions?
  • Excess insurer’s rights against underlying insurer – failure to settle
Title:
Basic Principles of Responding to and Monitoring Excess Liability Claims
Webinar Date+Time:
May 13, 2020
11:30 a.m. ET
Webinar - Register Now!
Credit:
CE credit is approved in TX, FL, GA, NC, and DE.
CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, CA and IL. All other CLE jurisdictions will be applied for upon request.
Speakers:
Attorneys Samantha Evans + John L. Williams
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.
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Thursday, April 9, 2020

June 9: HIPAA Considerations During the COVID-19 Crisis

Despite the recent urban legend, HIPAA is still in effect during this COVID-19 Crisis! The application of HIPAA during the COVID-19 pandemic is a key consideration in response to the public health crisis, and HIPAA covered entities and business associates should understand and consider recent guidance on data privacy and security issues from federal government agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services, the FBI, and the FCC.
Join Polsinelli PC Shareholder, Iliana L. Peters, for this Briefing, as she discusses HIPAA considerations during the COVID-19 Crisis. She will cover:
  • the limited HIPAA waiver under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act;
  • the recent Notices of Enforcement discretion from HHS related to specific HIPAA provisions;
  • information about texting during the crisis from the FCC;
  • guidance on using VTC platforms during the crisis from HHS, the FBI, and others; and
  • practical tips for HIPAA covered entities and business associates.
Title:
HIPAA Considerations During the COVID-19 Crisis
Webinar Date+Time:
June 9, 2020
3:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
Iliana L. Peters, Polsinelli PC
Program Attorney: Amy Taub
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
PLI is providing free access to online programs covering legal developments related to the global coronavirus crisis.
Please use this priority code during checkout: FREE COVID
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

May 7: How to win an antitrust merger trial: lessons from FTC v Evonik/PeroxyChem

The U.S. antitrust agencies in recent years have aggressively sought to block mergers they view as anticompetitive, racking up an impressive win rate. However, earlier this year chemical manufacturers PeroxyChem – represented by Dechert LLP – and Evonik successfully defended the FTC’s challenge in federal court to their proposed merger, which has now closed.
Drawing from our trial experience in the Evonik/PeroxyChem merger challenge, we will examine strategies that companies can use to defeat a merger challenge, including:
  • Early identification of the core issues.
  • Development and execution of clear themes in discovery and at trial.
  • Effective use of company, competitor and customer witnesses.
  • Use of “hot documents” and other evidence.
  • Successfully litigating the fix.
  • Contractual considerations for preserving the ability to litigate.
Title:
How to win an antitrust merger trial: lessons from FTC v Evonik/PeroxyChem
Webinar Date+Time:
Thursday, May 7, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT
Free Continuing Legal Education 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.



May 7: Privacy Update: The Intersection of GDPR, CCPA and LGPD (Brazils’ new law)

It seems as if new privacy laws are popping up daily. In this session, we will discuss the three primary laws that have raised the most concern and how organizations are dealing with the intersection of those three laws with their own privacy compliance policies and procedures.
Title:
Privacy Update: The Intersection of GDPR, CCPA and LGPD (Brazils’ new law)
Webinar Date and Time:
Thursday, May 7, 2020
1 PM ET
Register Now!
Speaker:
John Isaza, Esq., FAI heads the Information Governance & Records Management practice at Rimon. Mr. Isaza is internationally recognized in the emerging legal fields of information governance, as well as records and information management (RIM). He is one of the country’s foremost experts on RIM issues, electronic discovery, and legal holds. He has developed information governance and records retention programs for some of the most highly regulated Fortune 100 companies, including related regulatory research opinions. His clients range from the Fortune 100 to startups. Read more.
By:
Rimon's Complimentary Annual CLE Webinar Series.
CLE credits:
These programs are approved by the CA State Bar for 1 hour of CLE credit for each course. Certification is pending in NY, but NY bar members are also eligible for 1 CLE credit per course through NY's Approved Jurisdiction Policy.
Most other states also recognize CA accredited courses.
For credit elsewhere, please check your credit-granting authority.
More Information And Registration