Saturday, May 30, 2020

June 1: Emojis and the Law

Extra Mile Law, PLLC, is pleased to present another CLE in its Monday CLE webinar series.
Join Jonathan Grad of Extra Mile Law, PLLC for a survey of emojis and the law. The goal of this CLE class is to familiarize attorneys with emojis, and emoticons and related legal issues.
We will discuss:
  • what is an emoji and what is an emoticon?
  • how courts are treating these new and powerful symbols of communication,
  • searching for emojis in caselaw and literature,
  • can you copyright or patent emojis or emoticons?
  • can an emoji or emoticon serve as a trademark?
Register Now. Enrollment limited to the first 25 registrants. 
Title:
Emojis and the Law
Date/Time:
June 1, 2020
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CDT
Register Now. Enrollment limited to the first 25 registrants.
Credit:
1 unit of credit has been approved in WY. 
1 unit of credit has been applied for in MN and WI.
Many states allow attorneys to self-apply for credit: see State Rules.
Speaker:
Jonathan Grad, JD, PhD, has practiced law since 1995 and is licensed to practice in MN, WI, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Presented By:
Extra Mile Law, PLLC, a MN-based boutique intellectual property law firm.
Register Now!

June 1/NYC: Housing Law & Policy in the Time of Coronavirus

This online CLE will address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Housing Law and Policy in New York. The session will discuss questions surrounding the courts, evictions, rent collection, and lease obligations. The session will also address legal and policy measures being proposed at the federal, state, and local levels to avert evictions and homelessness.
Title:
Housing Law & Policy in the Time of Coronavirus 
When/Where:
Monday, June 1, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Register Now!
Speaker:
Andrew Scherer, Policy Director, Impact Center for Public Interest Law; Visiting Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School
Presented By: New York Law School, Center for New York City Law, Center for Real Estate Studies, and Impact Center for Public Interest Law
Cost: 
Free
CLE credit: 
  • New York: 1 credit in the Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional)
  • Other Jurisdictions: You may be apply to self-apply for credit
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Friday, May 29, 2020

Force Majeure and Other Defenses to Contract Performance During the Covid-19 Pandemic

More Information And RegistrationThis program, presented by Baker Hostetler partner Gilbert S. Keteltas and associate Kyle T. Cutts, will discuss the enforceability of force majeure clauses, and other contract defenses, to excuse performance impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The course will benefit attorneys advising clients on their contractual rights and obligations during the pandemic, as well as counsel responsible for drafting new contracts in the time of COVID-19.
Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the historical precedent for applying force majeure clauses to excuse contract performance in the face of epidemics
  • Assess the differences in force majeure provisions that may affect their enforceability
  • Consider other defenses to contract performance that may be available where a force majeure provision is not
  • Address force majeure language in new contracts entered at a time when global pandemic may be treated as foreseeable.

Title:
Force Majeure and Other Defenses to Contract Performance During the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Kyle T. Cutts, Baker & Hostetler LLP, focuses primarily on appellate litigation, motions practice, and trial strategy in state and federal courts. His experience spans many areas of law, including consumer class actions, commercial contract disputes and antitrust matters. Kyle also has experience defending class action lawsuits related to auto-renewal or continuous-service subscriptions, including claims brought under California’s auto-renewal statute, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17600, et seq. Additionally, he maintains an active pro bono practice.
    Kyle previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jay S. Bybee of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to attending law school, he worked in Silicon Valley and in Hyderabad, India, for Google Inc. He also served as a Fulbright Scholar in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Gilbert S. Keteltas, Baker & Hostetler LLP, is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience litigating complex commercial, tort and government enforcement disputes on behalf of national and international corporations. Recognized by the National Law Journal as a 2016 Litigation Trailblazer for innovative trial advocacy, Gil’s experience spans practice areas and industries. He has advocated in courtrooms across the country on behalf of manufacturers, engineers, hospitality companies, agricultural cooperatives and farmers, and has served as trial counsel in jury and bench trials.Gil also is experienced in coordinating and leading the defense of multi-jurisdictional, multi-party disputes – including disputes involving a mix of government and private plaintiffs – and in developing and implementing litigation risk-reduction strategies before litigation is filed.

By:
Lawline
Cost:
Free.
Credit:
Credit allowed in most states, sometimes by self-reporting. Confirm when you register.

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July 29: COVID-19 and California Employment Law Issues

With COVID-19 California employment practitioners had to deal with a myriad of novel issues. With California re-opening and the anxiety about a second wave of COVID-19 infections, there are even more issues that practitioners will need to deal with. This One-Hour Briefing will help practitioners identify and work through those issues. The presentation will also tee up issues that will be explored in greater detail in PLI’s Annual Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues 2020: The California Difference program on September 23, 2020.
Timothy J. Long and Philip I. Person of Greenberg Traurig LLP will address:
  • Dealing with claims that arose as a result of the shut-down
  • Issues that should be on every employer’s checklist when re-opening
  • Planning for the future: a second wave.
Title:
COVID-19 and California Employment Law Issues
Webinar Date+Time:
July 29, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
Timothy J. Long, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Philip I. Person, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Program Attorney: Amy Taub, Practising Law Institute
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

May 29: Developing Employer Forms, Policies and Procedures for the COVID‑19 Workplace

As companies get employees back to work and settle in to the new COVID-19 workplace, it is important to develop the necessary policies and forms to deal with the new workplace challenges. Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Team has developed a new COVID‑19 HR Toolkit to help businesses overcome this challenge and this webinar will focus on the most important parts of that toolkit, including:

  • COVID-19 policy on distancing, hygiene, and facial coverings in the workplace
  • Protocol for responding to a positive test case, including steps for contact tracing
  • Notice to potentially exposed workers
  • Employee medical screening forms and policies
  • Request form for leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Checklist and forms for responding to employee accommodation requests.

Title:
Developing Employer Forms, Policies and Procedures for the COVID‑19 Workplace
Webinar Date+Time:
Friday, May 29, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
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:
  • David L. Barron
  • Jenny R. Goltz
  • Michele Ballard Miller
  • Nandini Sane
  • Michael C. Schmidt.
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.
More Information And Registration

For more information about Cozen O’Connor’s HR Toolkit click here.

May 2020: 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 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.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.

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, May 28, 2020

July 22: Takin’ Care of Business: Billing Ethically and Getting Paid on Time

One of the many challenges in law firm management is legal billing. Clients can avoid or delay paying legal bills for a number of reasons. Clients may disagree with the amount charged or may be confused about the billing agreement or the work performed. That is why it is important to implement client centric billing processes, which can also help avoid potential fee disputes down the road. Join speakers Erin McCartney, J.D. and Erik Crep J.D. while they discuss legal billing tips that can help your firm establish more efficient and client-friendly billing practices.
Title:
Takin’ Care of Business: Billing Ethically and Getting Paid on Time
Date + Time of Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar:
July 22, 2020
12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Erin McCartney, Risk Management Lead, Attorney Protective
  • Erik Crep, Partner, Wicker Smith.
CLE Credit:
  • This course is approved for 1 ethics credit in CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, LA, ME, MS, NC, ND, PA, OK, SC, TX, VT 1.2 CLE (ethics/professionalism) in NJ and MO, and 1 CLE (legal ethics) in CA. 
  • This course is approved for 1 general in IL and KY. 
  • This course is approved for 1 attorney conduct hour in OH. 
  • This course has been approved for 1 self-study ethics credit in UT.
  • NY attorneys may apply this course toward 1 CLE credit in accordance with the NY approved jurisdiction policy.
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities. Attorney Protective believes this live webcast meets the requirements of the NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 60 minutes of Ethics. NH attendees are required to self-report their attendance.
  • Other: CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (ethics) credit in most states. You may be able to self-apply, depending on the rules of your jurisdiction.
By:
Attorney Protective
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July 28: Leveraging Technology to Prepare Briefs with Greater Efficiency and Accuracy

This free Continuing Legal Education course:
  • Focuses on accuracy and efficiency in the review and preparation of briefs and motions;
  • Stresses an attorney’s duty of competence, which includes an obligation to accurately cite and quote legal authorities in the briefs presented to the courts, as well as the duty to cite only valid legal authorities and to disclose adverse authorities;
  • Addresses the duty lawyers owe to their clients to work as efficiently as possible in the preparation of briefs and motions, which includes a concomitant obligation to leverage available technologies to assist in performing these tasks; 
  • Illuminates the legal technologies currently available to assist lawyers with reviewing and preparing briefs accurately and efficiently.


Title:
Leveraging Technology to Prepare Briefs with Greater Efficiency and Accuracy
When/Where:
Available Monthly As Follows:
Speaker:
Jacquelyn Lecorte
Credit:
1 credit hour in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin. Other states may be added later. You may be able to self-apply in some other jurisdictions.
By:
LexisNexis

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

May 28: Back at Work Around the World: Cross-Border Strategies for Multinationals Returning Staff to Workplaces in the Shadow of Coronavirus

When the coronavirus pandemic exploded around the world, multinationals sprang into action, safeguarding workplace health and safety globally by furloughing workers where necessary, shutting down workplaces, and shifting to work-from-home. But the tide is shifting. As countries ease lockdown restrictions, the “new normal” under COVID-19 means reopening offices and sites while protecting health and safety of employees, customers and visitors.
As long as this virus ravages the world, workforce reintegration raises tough problems of HR strategy, corporate social responsibility and legal compliance. For international employers, these problems are international. Multinationals want to meet their legal duty of care to safeguard workers’ health and safety in every workplace, in every country, while complying with employee rights and tough data privacy laws like EU GDPR. Proactive multinationals are forging global strategies to avoid inconsistent, piecemeal approaches that force local managers to “invent the wheel” independently in far-flung locales -- while simultaneously accounting for differences among local laws and varying COVID-19 infection patterns.
Please join Donald C. Dowling, Jr. and Lavanga V. Wijekoon, international employment lawyers on the COVID-19 Task Force of international employment law firm Littler Mendelson P.C. for this fast-paced session that addresses multinational headquarters designing consistent international return-to-work strategies in the shadow of the global pandemic, answering the tough questions:
  • What do the duty of care and duty to protect workplace healthy and safety require, worldwide, when implementing COVID-19 strategies like social distancing, mask-wearing and constant disinfecting?
  • Can employers require, as a precondition for entering overseas workplaces, temperature tests? Infection tests? Antibody tests? Health/travel disclosures? Doctors' clearances?
  • How can an employer be fair when one size just doesn’t fit all -- when some workers must report to the worksite while others work from home, others are on furlough, others are on quarantine -- and others are particularly susceptible to infection?
  • Where do foreign collective labor representatives fit into the return-to-work equation -- trade unions, works councils and those omnipresent “Health and Safety Committees”?
This session offers up lots of examples of specific local laws in specific countries that regulate returning staff to workplaces in the COVID-19 era. But rather than inventorying local foreign regulations, the program arms multinational decisionmakers and their legal advisors, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with cutting-edge strategies and compliance tools to get employees back into workplaces worldwide -- legally and safely.
Title:
Back at Work Around the World: Cross-Border Strategies for Multinationals Returning Staff to Workplaces in the Shadow of Coronavirus
Webinar Date+Time:
May 28, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
Donald C. Dowling, Jr., Littler Mendelson P.C.
Lavanga V. Wijekoon, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Program Attorney: Amy Taub. Practising Law Institute
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
More Information And Registration

May 28: When Lawyers Get Sued - Learn How To Protect Your Law Firm

80% of lawyers will get sued for legal malpractice in their careers, and sometimes insurance doesn’t even respond. Owners need to pay attention to other exposures like employment suits, cyber and other exposures today.

This 60 minute program boils it all down to make insurance a bit less painful & confusing:

  • What are the key exposures for law firms?
  • How to avoid getting claims declined?
  • What can be done to reduce insurance rates?

Join Brad Barkin, VP of Law and Accounting of Embroker and Bob Ambrogi, lawyer and legal journalist, as they discuss the radical way law firms can find the right insurance.

Title:
When Lawyers Get Sued - Learn How To Protect Your Law Firm
Webinar Date+Time
May 28, 2020
1 pm ET / 10 am PT
Preregistration Required
By:


Speakers:

  • Join Brad Barkin, VP of Law and Accounting of Embroker
  • Bob Ambrogi, lawyer and legal journalist.

Cost:
Free.
Credit:
The announcement does not list CLE credit; you may be able to self-apply according to the rules of your jurisdiction.
More Information And Registration


May 28: California Wage and Hour Claims: Pitfalls to Avoid When Employees Return to Work

As shelter-in-place restrictions ease and employees gradually return to work, California employers must navigate myriad legal issues. Wage and hour issues, many of which are unique to California, are at the top of the list. From compensating employees waiting in line to get their temperatures checked to reporting time pay, the “new normal’ for many California employers includes confronting unique wage and hour issues resulting from the pandemic. This webinar will discuss the wage and hour challenges awaiting California employers as employees begin returning to work, offer practical guidance, and highlight best practices for moving forward.
Title:
California Wage and Hour Claims: Pitfalls to Avoid When Employees Return to Work
Webinar Date+Time:
Thursday, May 28, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
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:

  • Michele Ballard Miller
  • Walter M. Stella

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.
ALSO SEE:
Part Two: California Wage and Hour Claims: Pitfalls to Avoid When Employees Return to Work

May 28: History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020

History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020 will be presented by Neda Shapourian, Katy Young of Ad Astra LLP, and Michelle Dylan of The Law Offices of Michelle Dylan.
The legal cannabis landscape in California is growing but still in flux. Clients can be wooed by the perceived opportunity to make money in the cannabis industry and need lawyers who understand what to watch out for in this brand new world.
The speakers will talk about:
  • Cannabis landscape in light of Covid-19
  • Practical considerations for drafting documents, including formation documents and leases
  • Persisting criminal prosecution concerns
  • Highlights of the changing regulations
  • Litigation risks to watch out for.

Title:
History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020
Webinar Date+Time:
May 28, 2020
3:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Attendance is Limited - Register Now!
Speakers:
Neda Shapourian, Katy Young, and Michelle Dylan.
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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May 28: Shifts in Corporate Transactions & Investment in 2020

The disruptions of 2020 are bringing about shifts in investment, funding and strategic acquisitions. In this webinar, we look at the trends Bloomberg Law is tracking. We will provide insights into why certain industries and deal structures are particularly active. Looking at private equity and venture capital investments, we will discuss how private money is continuing to seek returns, and we will touch on cannabis and healthcare industry transactions in particular. We will review recent activity in special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and private investments in public equity (PIPEs) as well as the emergence of distressed transactions. Join Bloomberg Law for this 60-minute webinar focused on key factors to watch and the sectors most likely to drive this year’s market for new offerings.
Educational Objectives

  • Get updated on market developments and emerging industries that will affect performance in 2020
  • Understand the market framework that will influence decisions by private companies that seek cash or interesting opportunities
  • Get insights on how market changes and other factors will affect fundraising and the potential for market flotations.

Title:
Shifts in Corporate Transactions & Investment in 2020
Webinar Date/Time:
May 28 2020, 1:00 PM EDT
1:00 PM EDT •12:00 PM CDT •11:00 AM MDT •10:00 AM PDT
Free Continuing Legal Education Webinar - 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:

  • Preston Brewer is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Transactional team, with an emphasis on capital markets. Previously, he was an attorney-adviser with the SEC focusing on biotech IPOs. His law firm experience includes corporate and securities and debt trading. Preston has an LL.M. in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown, a JD from USC, and a BA from UC Santa Barbara.
  • Grace Maral Burnett is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Transactional team, with a focus on M&A. Previously, she was an M&A lawyer at Turunc law firm in Istanbul, where her practice focused on inbound and outbound transactions and greenfield investment projects. At Turunc, she regularly advised multinationals and private equity funds on deals. Previously, Grace worked on business and employment disputes as an associate at Leftwich LLC. Grace received her JD and BA degrees from American University.
  • Carol Anne Huff focuses her practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the representation of private equity firms and public companies in capital markets transactions and in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings. Ms. Huff has deep experience in complex capital markets and restructuring transactions, including initial public offerings, transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs),high-yield debt offerings, going-private transactions, tender offers, PIPE transactions,and spin-offs.
  • Matthew R. Kittay, Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, Fox Rothschild LLP, is nationally recognized as an innovative leader who guides businesses, investors and entrepreneurs to achieve the corporate financing and structures that drive their success. Matthew has deep experience in structuring mergers and acquisitions and securing private equity and venture capital for a wide range of companies, particularly in the technology, software, cannabis, manufacturing and health care sectors. He serves as Outside General Counsel for emerging and growth-stage companies, advising clients on a host of regulatory and corporate matters and resolving a range of legal issues as they arise. Matthew is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA as a leading corporate attorney for his transactional work with clients in the cannabis sector. Following a string major deals he closed in 2019, The National Law Journal recognized him as a Trailblazer in Cannabis Law.
  • Moderator: Diane Holt is the Team Lead for Bloomberg Law’s Transactional Analysis. Previously, she worked as transactional counsel for Enel, SpA, the Italian electric monopoly, in Rome, Italy; consultant to Central European regional operations in transition; manager of Central European Advisory Group, the regional legal and business consultancy; and law firm associate in Washington D.C. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Diane earned her JD at the University of Michigan, and she speaks Spanish, Italian, Czech and French.

By:
Bloomberg Law
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May 2020: Diving Deeper into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts


In this free Continuing Legal Education 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

Monday, May 25, 2020

June 26: Managing Employee Morale and Risk of Union Organizing in Aftermath of COVID-19

For both union and nonunion workplaces, the return of employees to work following lockdowns will create difficult legal challenges, including:
  • Protected Concerted Activity -- Can an employer prohibit employees from wearing face coverings with political messages?
  • Union Organizing -- Are employees more likely to want union representation following the lockdown, and what can an employer legally do or say?
  • Union Workplaces -- What issues are likely to face employers that already have bargaining relationships or collective bargaining agreements with unions?
This webinar will address all of these critical return-to-work issues in the context of union-management relations under the National Labor Relations Act and other similar laws.
Title:
Managing Employee Morale and Risk of Union Organizing in Aftermath of COVID-19
Webinar Date+Time:
Friday, June 26, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
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:
  • Robert S. Hawkins
  • Aaron Holt
  • Daniel V. Johns
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.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 26: Covid19 Regulatory Relief and Delivery Best Practices for the Alcohol Industry

Businesses licensed to produce, distribute and sell alcohol have been deemed “essential” and continue to operate in these uncertain times, but hospitality doesn't look like it used to. We will discuss tax and regulatory relief, including eased restrictions on making hand sanitizer and shipping samples to consumers, as well as state efforts to keep licensees in business, such as relaxed rules on delivery and curbside pickup, promotional considerations and the tied-house laws. It may be hard for state regulators to un-ring the bell, could a pandemic be the catalyst for permanent change to the archaic alcohol beverage laws?
  • Overview of regulatory relief
    • TTB – Hand sanitizers, excise tax payment relief, online processing
    • ABC – state updates in CA, NY, IL, TX, FL
  • New to delivery - best practices
    • DIY Compliance - ID checks, social distancing, delivery from retail premises
    • Outsourcing considerations - contracts, flow of funds
    • Delivery v. out-of-state shipping
    • Marketing constraints - free shipping, etc.
Title:
Covid19 Regulatory Relief and Delivery Best Practices for the Alcohol Industry
Webinar Date+Time:
May 26, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
  • Chairperson: Rebecca Stamey-White, Hinman & Carmichael LLP
  • Erin Kelleher, Hinman & Carmichael LLP
  • Program Attorney: Laxmi Rees, Practising Law Institute
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
More Information And Registration

May 26: Amp Up Your Word Skills – What Every Lawyer Should Know About Using Microsoft Word

Extra Mile Law, PLLC, is pleased to present another CLE in its Monday CLE webinar series.
Join Jonathan Grad of Extra Mile Law, PLLC, as he shows you what every lawyer should know about using Microsoft Word. This basic level course will cover aspects of Microsoft Word which every lawyer should know including:
  1. using Windows clipboard to retain a history of copied text and graphics,
  2. inserting symbols and hyperlinks,
  3. using quick parts and autocorrect for repetitive text,
  4. adding comments,
  5. using track changes,
  6. creating a table of authorities,
  7. comparing documents,
  8. creating and using templates,
  9. saving files to PDF,
  10. password protecting documents,
  11. stripping metadata from a document, and
  12. much, much more.
Examples of relevance to lawyers will be provided throughout the CLE.
Title:
Amp Up Your Word Skills – What Every Lawyer Should Know About Using Microsoft Word
Date/Time:
May 26, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CDT
Register Now. Enrollment limited to the first 25 registrants.
Credit:
1 unit of credit has been approved in WY. 1 unit of credit has been applied for in MN and WI.
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.
Presented By:
Extra Mile Law, PLLC, a MN-based boutique intellectual property law firm.
Register Now!

Friday, May 22, 2020

July 22: Food and COVID-19: Regulatory Approaches to Secure the Food System During the Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 is affecting the nation’s food system in myriad ways. Specifically, the program will address challenges to the U.S. food supply as a result of COVID-19 and how the FDA, other federal agencies, and certain state and local governments are using regulatory tools to respond to emerging needs throughout the food system. Participants will learn how the FDA, USDA, other executive departments, and state and local governments are taking steps to ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply, limit waste and encourage greater availability of regulated products during the period of national emergency related to COVID-19. During this One-Hour Briefing, Lawrence H. Reichman and Thomas Tobin of Perkins Coie LLP will discuss the following:
  • Regulatory actions by federal agencies and state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Food assistance programs expanded or developed during this period, including SNAP and Pandemic EBT; and
  • Challenges and opportunities for food safety oversight during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Title:
Food and COVID-19: Regulatory Approaches to Secure the Food System During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Webinar Date+Time:
July 22, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
  • Lawrence H. Reichman, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Thomas Tobin, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub, Practising Law Institute
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

July 22: A Mid-Year Review of the Top Stories in Trademark and Copyright Law

MBHB will present a mid-year review of the top stories impacting trademark and copyright law. Topics will include:
  • Recent trademark and copyright cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, including Romag, Georgia v. Public.Resource.org, and Booking.com.  
  • Recent TTAB decisions of note, including discussions on how statements in patent filings can result in trademark functionality and descriptiveness findings, risks in filing intent-to-use trademark applications in the name of an individual, and showing intent to use a mark filed in the United States via the Madrid Protocol.
  • Recent federal court decisions of note, including whether section 18 counterclaims can be brought in federal court and waiver of new arguments not brought before the Board.
  • Recent USPTO examination updates, including a new rule requiring foreign applicants and registrants to use U.S.-licensed attorneys; new rules regarding mandatory electronic filing, owner email addresses, and specimen requirements; and COVID-19 deadline extensions.
Title:
A Mid-Year Review of the Top Stories in Trademark and Copyright Law
Live MBHB Webinar
Webinar Date+Time:
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
10:00-11:15 a.m. CT
Live MBHB Webinar via WebEx - Register Now!
Speakers:
MBHB attorneys Eric Moran and Nicole Reifman
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:
www.mbhb.com/events/

May 22: Remote Legal Service – How Nonprofits Can Innovate to Reach Clients and Pro Bono Attorneys During Covid-19

As legal aid and nonprofit offices have closed and attorneys are working from home due to Covid-19, organizations have had to quickly adapt to the changing legal landscape and incorporate remote legal tools to serve an increasing number of clients. Many groups are using these tools for the first time, while others are expanding on existing remote practices and integrating pro bono attorneys to broaden their impact.
Join Samantha Ingram, Director of Pro Bono Programs, Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT), Carolyn Kim, Project Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and Jeanne Ortiz, Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Manager, Pro Bono Net to learn what remote tools and best practices are available to help organizations innovate quickly and effectively.
Briefing Description:
  • What remote service methods/tools currently exist and have been adopted by legal services organizations and nonprofits
  • Highlights of programs that have successfully integrated remote legal services into their practice
  • With the increase in the need for remote work due to the coronavirus, what unique challenges and legal issues are organizations facing and how are they adapting
  • How to incorporate pro bono attorneys into remote work
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the legal services organization and the pro bono attorney and best practices for communication and managing that relationship
  • What resources are available to connect pro bono attorneys with opportunities, particularly in areas of high need
  • Best practices for organizations getting started with remote practice
  • Highlights of practices that can be applied to a wide variety of legal areas and types of client service to help organizations adopt remote tools to better and more efficiently assist clients in the Covid-19 landscape. 
Title:
Remote Legal Service – How Nonprofits Can Innovate to Reach Clients and Pro Bono Attorneys During Covid-19
Webinar Date+Time:
May 22, 2020
3:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Samantha Ingram, LIFT - Legal Information for Familes Today
  • Carolyn H. Kim, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Jeanne Ortiz, Pro Bono Net
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson
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.
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May 22: Living with the FFCRA – Paid Sick/FMLA Leave, Intermittent Leave/PTO, Tax Credits and Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Re-opening the workplace requires a deep understanding of the FFCRA, which provides eligible employees with new paid leave benefits through at least December 31, 2020. This week’s deep dive will cover the following:
  • Paid sick leave and paid FMLA leave for employees with school-aged children,
  • Taking emergency paid leave on an intermittent basis with or without company-provided PTO,
  • Collecting documentation to maximize the tax credit reimbursement under the FFCRA
  • Spending wisely any funds obtained through the Paycheck Protection Program that must be spent on payroll.

Title:
Living with the FFCRA – Paid Sick/FMLA Leave, Intermittent Leave/PTO, Tax Credits and Paycheck Protection Program Loans
Webinar Date+Time:
Friday, May 22, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 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
Jeremy J. Glenn
Michael C. Schmidt
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, May 21, 2020

July 21: How to Employ-and Structure Payroll-for Overseas Telecommuters in the Era of COVID-19

With COVID-19 limiting international travel, situations keep emerging where a U.S. employer needs to engage the services of someone working remotely in a foreign country. These arrangements inevitably pose the obvious logistical challenges. In addition, there is legal compliance. How can an employer legally employ and compensate someone telecommuting from a home overseas, in a country where the employer does not do business and has no taxpayer ID number with which to issue a local payroll? Setting up cross-border telecommuting arrangements is tricky even in the best of times--inevitably an awkward compliance situation. The challenges can sometimes torpedo the arrangement and spark an expensive international lawsuit.
Please join Donald C. Dowling, Jr., Shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C. for this fast-paced session sets out the various international telecommuting contexts and scenarios. Then we work through a checklist of the issues to account for in structuring a cross-border or transnational telecommuting arrangement--and the pros and cons of the five different ways possible to structure them.
Topics Covered:
  • International telecommuting contexts and scenarios
  • Checklist of issues for structuring an international telecommuting arrangement
  • The 5 possible ways to structure these arrangements--and the pros and cons of each.
Title:
How to Employ-and Structure Payroll-for Overseas Telecommuters in the Era of COVID-19
Webinar Date+Time:
July 21, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speaker:
Donald C. Dowling, Jr., Littler Mendelson P.C.
Program Attorney: Amy Taub, Practising Law Institute
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

May 21: Bankruptcy in the Era of Covid-19

In the era of COVID -19 business solvency, landlord abuse, fraud, and, of course, bankruptcy, are all in the minds of business owners and their clients across the country.
In this presentation Reno Fernandez, Esq. will be addressing the topics of:

  • Corporate Fiduciary Duties in a Time of Insolvency.
  • Fraudulent Transfers and Other “Creative“ Ideas During Lockdown.
  • Protecting Your Firm from Your Clients’ Financial Symptoms.
  • Unmasking the Sick World of Commercial Landlord Abuse in Large Retail Bankruptcies.

Please join us in our joint Attorney Action Club / San Francisco Lawyers Network for a spirited discussion and some Q and A.
Register in advance for this webinar (Max 100 seats)
Title:
Bankruptcy in the Era of Covid-19
Webinar Date+Time:
May 21, 2020
3:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Attendance is Limited - Register Now!
Speaker:
Reno Fernandez is an attorney practicing commercial bankruptcy, reorganization, creditor recovery, liquidation and related litigation (including receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors) throughout California from offices in San Francisco and Modesto. Reno’s clients range from enterprises with assets or debts exceeding $100 million to small businesses and individuals in business, including technology and biotechnology companies, hotels, mortgage funds, medical clinics, banks, restaurants, insurance agents, landlords, commercial tenants, retail chains, farms, wineries, churches, nonprofits, real estate developers, brokers, franchisees and manufacturers. In one example, we brought a residential care facilities for the elderly out of bankruptcy with court approval of approximately $1.3 million in new financing, thereby preventing the facilities from shutting down, saving the residents from eviction, saving all jobs and preserving value for the owners.
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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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

May 21: COVID-19 Political Compliance Considerations for Companies and Nonprofits

Politics has not ceased during the pandemic. While adjusting to shelter-in-place orders, managing essential services and planning for recession and recovery, companies, trade associations, nonprofits and other organizations have donated time, money and materials to government agencies, sought to influence the scope and impact of COVID-19-related legislation, stay-at-home orders, and policies, and continued to support and oppose candidates and ballot measures. The pandemic has altered the partnerships and interactions of the public and private sector. This Briefing will outline the government ethics, lobby disclosure and campaign finance rules you need to know.
Join Jason D. Kaune and Elli Abdoli of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP as they discuss the political compliance issues surrounding:
  • Working with Governors, counties, and other levels of government when complying with and/or attempting to influence shelter-in-place orders, legislation, regulations, and policies;
  • Donating goods, including PPE, services, and funds to federal, state, and local government agencies;
  • Engaging in political activity during this period, including practical considerations when making political contributions, special sessions, black-out periods, closed agencies and delayed elections; and
  • Political laws suspended, altered, and expanded during the pandemic. 
Title:
COVID-19 Political Compliance Considerations for Companies and Nonprofits
Webinar Date+Time:
May 21, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Elli Abdoli, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP
  • Jason D. Kaune, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub, Practising Law Institute.
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.
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May 2020: Breached! An Inside Look At Cybersecurity For Law Firms

Data security incidents and data breaches happen daily, forcing courts and lawmakers to address, define, and handle these new challenges — often presenting a case of first impression. As technology continues to evolve, so do our professional legal requirements of 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

May 20: Unsheltered at Home: COVID-19, Guns and Domestic Violence

The current pandemic has created a crisis for victims of domestic violence. National estimates suggest that rates of domestic violence have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Victims of domestic violence find themselves sheltering in place and unable to escape those that commit abuse against them.
This national crisis has limited access to some of the traditional support and assistance that victims could rely on, and provided more opportunity for abusers to cause harm behind closed doors.
This program will focus on victim safety, gun violence, access to courts and other issues relating to domestic violence and coronavirus. Best practices across the country will be highlighted and discussed.
Title:
Unsheltered at Home: COVID-19, Guns and Domestic Violence
Webinar Date+Time:
May 20, 2020
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Speakers:

  • Angela Adkins Downes
  • Bernadette G D'Souza
  • Carolyn Thomas
  • Judy Perry Martinez
  • Paige Flink

By:
ABACLE
Cost:
Free; you will have to create a free ABA account (or use your existing account)
Credit:
The ABA will seek 1.50 general CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 1.80 general CLE credit hours in 50-minute states.
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May 20: Key GDPR Issues in the COVID-19 Pandemic

During these uncertain times, organizations are dealing with unprecedented operational and legal challenges in their efforts to contain the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Since March 2020, as the crisis continues to evolve, EU data protection authorities have been issuing continuous guidance on the most pressing privacy issues in this new environment. During this session, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s Brussels privacy lawyers David Dumont and Anna Pateraki and Lisa J. Sotto, chair of the firm’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice, will address key EU data protection issues that have arisen in connection with the fight against COVID-19, including:
  • Requirements and restrictions on processing employee and visitor data for health monitoring purposes
  • The EU’s most recent data protection guidance on COVID-19 issues, including the development of common standards for contact tracing apps
  • Priorities for crisis management from a data protection perspective, including measures to consider for cybersecurity preparedness and safe teleworking
  • Ensuring your privacy program stays up and running during the crisis.
Title:
Key GDPR Issues in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Webinar Date+Time:
May 20, 2020
1:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • David Dumont, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Anna Pateraki, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Lisa J. Sotto, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • 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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May 20: Covid-19: Temporary Nasdaq Relief from Shareholder Vote Requirements

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule filing from Nasdaq granting temporary relief from the shareholder approval requirements in respect of certain transactions. Nasdaq has adopted Listing Rule 5336T, which provides for limited relief from Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(d) (Transactions Other Than Public Offerings) and under certain limited circumstances a limited attendant exception to Listing Rule 5635(c) (Equity Compensation). During this webcast, speakers will address:

  • The basic requirements of Rule 5635, which applies to certain transactions other than public offerings that involve an issuance of common stock or securities convertible into, or exercisable for, common stock in excess of 20% of pre-transaction total shares outstanding on a discounted basis;
  • The financial viability exception to the shareholder vote rule;
  • New temporary Listing Rule 5636T and the conditions for reliance on the rule;
  • The safe harbor provisions;
  • Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Dept. review of transactions not meeting the safe harbor;
  • Listing Rule 5636T(c), which provides certain flexibility for affiliate participation in a financing;
  • Notification requirements; and
  • Aggregation of certain offerings for purposes of shareholder approval rules.

Title:
Covid-19: Temporary Nasdaq Relief from Shareholder Vote Requirements
Webinar Date+Time:
May 20, 2020
3:00 PM EDT
Continuing Legal Education Webinar - Register Now!
Speakers:

  • Arnold Golub, NASDAQ
  • Anna T. Pindo, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Nikolai Utochkin, NASDAQ

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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May 20: DPAs in the Post-Airbus Landscape

Dechert Partner Caroline Black (who acted for Airbus) and Red Lion Chambers Barrister Allison Clare QC (who acted for the SFO) invite you to join them for a webinar that will discuss pertinent issues arising from the landmark Airbus deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) and its potential impact on global investigations and the UK DPA regime. The webinar will include consideration of:
  • An overview of the DPA regimeSelf-reporting and cooperation post-AirbusAnalysis of the correct DPA entity in complex corporate structures
  • Bribery Act extra territoriality and specific conduct/adequate procedures issues for Section 7 predicate offending
  • Benefits and challenges of achieving a coordinated settlement with other global enforcement authorities.
We will conclude the presentation by answering questions submitted by the audience in advance. Please send your questions by email no later than Wednesday, 13 May to Dechert Events.
Title:
DPAs in the Post-Airbus Landscape
A Webinar Presented by Dechert’s White Collar, Compliance and Investigations Team and Red Lion Chambers
Webinar Date+Time:
May 20, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 13:30 p.m. BST
13:30 p.m. - 14:30 p.m. CET
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.
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May 5, 14+20: Marijuana in the Workplace: An Update and a Look Forward

Twenty three states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form, butit remains illegal under federal law and employers often do not want employees using it at work.
This free Continuing Legal Education 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.

  • The history of marijuana use
  • The current legal framework surrounding marijuana and its potential volatility
  • Judicial trends of wrongful termination claims related to legalized marijuana usage
  • Current medical research and what may lie ahead
  • Complications of determining impairment
  • 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

May 20: Accessing the Treasure Trove of Social Media Evidence

This free CLE for Minnesota attorneys cover the use of social media as evidence in court. Participants will be able to understand how this unique, emergent form of evidence can be used for civil litigation and e-discovery; discover how law enforcement is using social media in criminal cases and how criminal defense attorneys can use it to defend clients; see social media evidence recovered from smart phones, personal computers, and the cloud; and learn the ethics of social media evidence collection, including the application of professional responsibility rules and bar association opinions explaining what you can and cannot do.
Title:
Accessing the Treasure Trove of Social Media Evidence
Webinar Date+Time:
May 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Speaker: 
John Carney, Esq. is Chief Technology Officer and lead digital forensic examiner at Carney Forensics where he has been assisting clients with electronic and mobile device evidence for the past eleven years as an expert witness. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned his JD at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He is a federally and state licensed attorney in Minnesota.
CLE Credit: 
Minnesota: One standard CLE credit has been applied for (#303153).
By:
Minnesota State Law Library Continuing Legal Education Programs
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Monday, May 18, 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!
Speaker:

  • Philip M. Berkowitz, Littler Mendelson PC
  • Devjani H. Mishra, Littler Mendelson PC
  • Ivan R. Novich, Littler Mendelson PC 
  • Melissa K. Peters, Littler Mendelson PC

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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