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The Emerging Environmental Crisis

This CLE course addresses an interesting new area of environmental law: emerging contaminants in our drinking water. The course will primarily discuss the federal environmental statute that seeks to protect our drinking water supplies, the Safe Drinking Water Act. While there are many contaminants that are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, there are new contaminants, called “emerging contaminants” that remain unregulated and are impacting the safety and quality of drinking water sup...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Litigation Ethics Summit: I Walk the Line

Applying ethics rules to real-world litigation can be daunting. Your clients want you to push the limits. Technology speeds everything up. And every time you open the Law Journal it's filled with malpractice cases, fee battles, pay equity claims, disqualification motions and partnership disputes. To understand your obligations and manage all the risks you need to keep up with new rules and opinions. This Litigation Ethics Summit presented by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, will ident...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Sexual Harassment: Workplace Investigations and Litigation in the #MeToo Era

As a result of the #MeToo Movement Era, it seems that that there has been an uptick in complaints of alleged sexual harassment in for-profit and non-profit companies. Thus, it is now more important than ever that companies and other organizations proactively deal with sexual harassment allegations. Thus companies must: Promptly investigate the allegations; Thoroughly protect the victims against retaliation; Take proper action when wrongful conduct is found; and Take steps to try and...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessibility Issues for Businesses

In the first six months of 2018, nearly 5,000 lawsuits were filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in federal court alleging inaccessibility at businesses that are open to the general public. Over a thousand of those lawsuits were filed in New York. This CLE program will feature a panel discussion as speakers discuss the reasons for the increase in this type of litigation and how businesses can minimize the risk of being sued. The panel will discuss website and “brick and mortar...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Depositions To Win: Win Before You Begin

In litigation, particularly in personal injury and wrongful death cases, all parties are routinely deposed. The deposition of an adverse party should be viewed as a deposition of a free expert witness, one that the plaintiff can use to prove her case, or at a minimum, defuse possible defenses. This CLE course is designed to teach the plaintiff's attorney how to use an adverse witness to help prove the plaintiff's case, and undermine the defenses and attack the credibility of the defend...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Common Ethical Dilemmas in Civil Practice

The ethical obligations that attorneys must uphold may be complicated, never more so than when it’s your client who is blurring the lines. This CLE course will explain ethical codes of competence, candor, confidentiality and diligence. The course will present challenging dilemmas in civil practices such as when a client commits perjury, managing social media posts and addressing scams targeting settlement monies in a firm’s trust fund. Practical advice on preventing and managing these and many...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Preparing a Nursing Home Case for Trial

Nursing home cases are particularly challenging. This CLE course will explain the foundational requirements for such cases and the preparation needed in the weeks leading up to the trial. The course will review what’s needed to properly admit evidence, using demonstratives, successful case organization and best practices for implementing technology. Logistical and strategical concerns will also be addressed.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Voir Dire: The Differences between Civil and Criminal Litigation

Understand how to select a jury from the perspective of the plaintiff/prosecutor and the defendant in a civil and a criminal case. The different considerations that arise when selecting a jury for a criminal and a civil case will be discussed, as well as how to identify implicit bias on the part of jurors or counsel, and how to deal with it when bias does occur.

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

Bringing Class Actions & Mass Claims to Resolution

Rodney Max, a principal with Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediation Group, and UWWM mediator Steven Jaffe explains how to maintain ethical standards and civil discourse during mediations that arise from class and mass actions. For this CLE program, their discussion is moderated by UWWM mediator Jeffrey M. Fleming, who also serves as an arbitrator and special magistrate.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Preparing & Presenting a Plaintiff for a Deposition

Presenting a witness for a deposition requires significant time and preparation before even walking into the room. This seminar provides an overview of the practice tips and recommendations for preparing and presenting a witness for a deposition. This CLE program discusses how to meet with and prepare a witness – in particular a personal injury plaintiff. In this program, Mike Shanahan will describe the best practices approach for ensuring your witness is fully prepared to explain the basis fo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Shoved Back Into The Closet: The Plight of LGBT Elders in Nursing Homes

The LGBT community is one which has gained many victories in recent years relating to the legal rights of its members. However, one largely overlooked subset of the LGBT community that still needs much attention is the elderly. Many LGBT seniors, after spending their lives fighting for Civil Rights, and living out and proud in the community, describe the process of searching for elder care as a feeling like they are being shoved back into the closet that they spent most of their lives escaping...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Opening Arguments

Opening arguments are arguably the most important part of your case. In this CLE program, learn case framing techniques to maximize the effectiveness of your opening argument. Specifically, Jaime Koziol Delaney will explain the case framing technique that involves the following elements: Risks Rules Right Way What Happened Here (Wrong Way) Harms/Losses Attacking Defense excuses Damages Jaime will use a case example to explain how she recently used the above model in a medic...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 1

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner, has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, mediators and medical experts for the 41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. Day 1 will focus on Preparing for the Trial and cover such topics as: Civil Pre-Trial Practice: Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury Litigation Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants Conference and Settlement and Mediation in Commercial and Personal Injury Cases Court...

General Credits
6.25
Price$225

41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 2

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner, has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, mediators and medical experts for the 41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. Day 2 will focus on The Trial. Topics to be covered include: Ethics and Civility in Litigation Practice Voir Dire: Selecting Diverse Juries, Professionalism How to Conduct a Voir Dire: Interactive Demonstration Direct and Cross Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$225

Pursuing FDCPA Violations

This CLE course will discuss the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a consumer credit protection act that aims to promote fairness in the collection of debts. Commonly referred to as FDCPA, these violations are more prevalent then you think. By listening to your clients and educating them on the violations, you can uncover another way to protect them while providing additional revenue for your practice. We will detail a streamlined process that has proven success in going after these violations...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trial Strategy: How to Ask Questions

Lawyers are too focused on what the answer is without focusing on the question. This CLE lecture focuses on the question. The question about what is your case about and the particular questions we should be asking of witnesses. The lecture also addresses direct examination, cross examination, and declaring a witness hostile.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Considerations: Retainers and Disclaimers in Cannabis Law

This CLE course covers the emerging principles in the ethical representation of clients in cannabis related matters. Ms. Burke starts with a broad overview of laws and ethical rules that govern attorneys at both the federal and state level. She then narrows her focus onto specific aspects of the ABA, as well as New York’s recent guidance on attorney ethics as it relates to cannabis. Ms. Burke shares scenarios highlighting the difference between giving business advice and giving legal advise an...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Owners’ Agreements for Start-Ups and Relatively New Companies

Every corporation or limited liability company with more than one owner should have a written agreement that, at the very least, sets forth the agreed terms respecting governance of the company. The most obvious of these are the pre-agreed terms as to how managerial decisions will be made and by whom. Many of these agreements also include buy-sell terms, i.e. terms that apply when an owner suffers a “Buy-Sell Event” such as death, disability, retirement, loss of license, etc. This CLE p...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Litigation Strategies for Ending Prohibition

This CLE course begins with a historical overview of cannabis law in the United States, starting as far back as 1900 and bringing us to the present day – while highlighting key points along the way that shaped policy, perception, and laws regarding marijuana. Mr. Holland discusses and explains the different claims that have been made in attempt to reclassify cannabis including very recent, and somewhat confusing, judicial decisions. With an eye on the future, Mr. Holland shares his opinion abo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Marijuana Matters in the Workplace: Cannabis & Employment Law

This CLE course begins with an overview of marijuana use statistics as they relate to the workplace. Ms. Gluck focuses the discussion on the employer challenges that come with contradictions and overlapping rules regarding federal and state employment protections. Finally, Ms. Gluck shares insight regarding employer obligations to accommodate and provide leave for medical marijuana use, as well as best practices for employment policies.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Rent Overcharges, Rent Regulatory Status and the Four Year Rule

This CLE program will impart a clear understanding of the meaning of the "four year rule", which is both a statute of limitations and a limit on review of rent history. The course will also review exceptions carved out by the Grimm case and its progeny, amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code and J51 (Roberts) cases. Lastly, the course will examine the Fair Market Rent appeals.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Deposition Whisperer: How to be the Alpha and Control the Room

This CLE program will assist attorneys in honing their deposition skills so as to better control witnesses and their adversary(s), while making their own client more comfortable. By sharing proven strategies, the program will provide an insight into how seasoned litigators and successful trial lawyers conduct depositions. The program further aims to help attorneys capitalize on opportunities often wasted in discovery, and in the process, maximize their chances of success in overall sc...

General Credits
2
Price$100

So Your Commercial Borrower Is In Default? Protecting your Security Interest

Banks, commercial lenders, private investors and loan holders are confronted with a number of important decisions when business owners default on their loan obligations and/or fall behind on their mortgage payments for their commercial property. New Jersey has seen an influx of foreclosures over the recent years. One way that lenders can protect their security interests in their respective properties is by instituting foreclosure proceedings to recover the properties at issue and engage in var...

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Defending The Notorious: A View From the Trenches

Along with the public’s fascination with notorious figures is their fascination with the attorneys who represent them. How can they represent such nefarious individuals? Why would they try to keep them from paying for their crimes? Foremost attorneys Ben Brafman, John Lauro and Jeffrey Schwartz take up this question and others in this riveting CLE course on the defense of notorious characters. The course will explain how an attorney builds a relationship with such a figure, how to design a str...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Breaking Up the Home Without Losing the House: Intersection of Foreclosure and Divorce

It took two people to get the house, now that they are breaking up, how does one of them keep it? How do you keep one from sabotaging the other? What happens when one has to decide between the kids and the mortgage? All too often a foreclosure case involves a divorce, or a divorce involves a foreclosure. Major changes to divorce law took effect on January 1, 2018, and additional changes to child support that took effect on July 1, 2017. More of these changes are relevant to a foreclosu...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver Country Employees Retirement Fund: What it Means; What We Can Expect

In a much-awaited decision on which courts and counsel have reached different conclusions for years, the United States Supreme Court held on March 20, 2018 that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”) does not strip state courts of jurisdiction over class action law suits brought exclusively under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “1933 Act”). The Supreme Court additionally held that SLUSA does not permit removal of class action claims brought solely under the 1933 Act...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Get Smart: Ethical Boundaries vis a vis Case Investigations and Evidence Collection in the Digital World

With ever-changing and expanding social media, it is important for attorneys to understand the ethical boundaries in case investigations and when collecting evidence. This CLE will review various issues of relevance, including wiretap laws, pretexting, social media subpoenas and third-party discovery, traditional investigations, and ethical considerations for attorneys and law firms.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Self-Settled Trusts After Wacker

The Supreme Court of Alaska just held that Alaska could not require that proceedings relating to the transfer of assets to an Alaska self-settled trust be before an Alaska court. The Court did not invalidate self-settled trusts created in that state as some commentators have suggested. The viability of Alaska (and other state) self-settled trusts shielding trust assets from the claims of the grantor’s creditors was not disturbed. This CLE program will explain why, with such high tempo...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

How to Conduct a Deposition: An Interactive Program

The pre-trial deposition stage is a critical point in any litigation. Indeed many personal injury and commercial cases are either won or lost during the deposition phase. Our panel of experts provides practical guidance, while teaching basic deposition skills, techniques for handling commonly encountered problems, how to use depositions at trial and how to seek rulings from a trial judge. A demonstration of how to conduct a deposition is also re- enacted. Some of the specifi...

General Credits
2.75
Price$150

Mindfulness and the Practice of Law

This CLE program is presented by psychologist Amanda Schwait, Ph.D., and Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators Carl Schwait and Renée Thompson, who are former trial attorneys. The program will define what mindfulness can mean to a law practice. Attendees will be given an understanding of its emotional, psychological and physical benefits, plus tools to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Tips for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

It is important for all lawyers to stay abreast of ethical rules and considerations, but it can be especially tricky for small firm and solo practitioners who are in the trenches with client contact while also juggling firm management, business development, and increasing caseloads. This CLE course will teach practical steps for small firm and solo practitioners to navigate ethical dilemmas and legal malpractice claims through an engaging presentation and hypotheticals based on real life situa...

Ethics Credits
2.75
Price$150

Basic Principles of Liability for Personal Injury or Death of Passenger on an International Flight

This CLE program will review the basic principles of liability for personal injury or death of a passenger on an international flight under the Montreal Convention. Christopher B. Kende, Member at Cozen O’Connor, and Adjunct Professor of Transportation and Maritime Law at Brooklyn Law School will provide a chronological overview of the various treaties and private agreements involving international air carrier liability, and will review the requirements for liability, periods during which the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

2017 Revisions to AIA Documents

Hear from a panel of experts about the recent changes to the AIA documents, including a 2017 version of the A201 and how those changes will affect construction projects going forward. Topics to be discussed include: An overview on the history behind the revisions and an overall summary of the changes. A practical overview of the specific revisions that appear to be of greatest import to Owner and Contractor clients. How the AIA's push to incorporate “green” building, electronic data...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Ethics and Aggressive Lawyering

In this CLE program, a panel of experts including a professional responsibility practitioner and experienced commercial litigator, a former First Deputy Disciplinary Committee and Professional Responsibility attorney and the Deputy Chief of the Attorney Grievance Committee will discuss the limits of aggressive lawyering and how attorneys can avoid crossing the ethical line when representing their clients.

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$100

Insurance as a Tax, Financing and Capital Solution

Clients depend on their lawyers for creative solutions to risks they face in their day-to-day business, and to resolve roadblocks that prevent important transactions from closing. In this CLE course, Kenneth R. Pierce discusses the use of specialty insurance products to indemnify clients for potential tax liability, to facilitate the financing of alternative assets, and as a form of balance sheet capital for certain regulated companies. “Reps and warranties” insurance is now a standar...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Removing Gender Bias From Your Speech and Papers

In this CLE program, renowned legal author and homilist, Dov Treiman, uses his seminary education and homiletic background to train attorneys in the practical techniques to edit improperly gender specific writings into gender neutral writing. Eschewing the theoretical, Mr. Treiman makes this a tutorial less why one should and more how one can, while having fun, write papers and learn to speak in ways that are gender neutral, grammatically sound, and easy on the eye and ear.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics and Professionalism

Much of an attorney’s job is about getting the legal system to work for them, but there are still some lines that can’t be crossed. This CLE course will explain those lines and provide a comprehensive understanding of the Rules of Professional Conduct and how they apply to past, present and prospective clients, the Court, and their adversaries.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Persuasive Legal Writing: Be Heard on Paper

Legal writing is at the core of any legal action and effective, persuasive writing is a critical skill. This CLE course will help to improve your legal writing skills by reviewing the principles of persuasive legal writing, and how to build and structure a strong legal argument, incorporating the standard of review with a strong focus on the statement of facts.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recent Developments in Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Litigation

Many employers try to limit former employees’ actions at the conclusion of the employment relationship through restrictive covenants, especially to protect proprietary information, trade secrets, confidential customer relationships and information. Yet, generally courts in New York will only enforce these agreements when they are necessary to protect an employer’s legitimate interests and where they are reasonable in time and geographic area. Join our panel of experts as they discuss th...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Offensive & Defensive Strategies in E-Discovery

Discovery in complex litigation is becoming more and more challenging as electronic data is sometimes the only source of relevant information in a case. Many State and Federal Courts Scheduling Orders require parties to provide detailed information about clients' computer and data systems at the onset of litigation including identification of computer systems, formats of production, claw back provisions and preservation strategies. Many attorneys are uncomfortable with this new Electronic vers...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Complexities of Multijurisdictional Practice: Deciphering Rule 5.5

Many, if not most lawyers, engage in multijurisdictional (MJP) practice from time to time. For example, a criminal defense lawyer might be asked to represent a client in a state where she is not licensed. Or perhaps a lawyer is asked to travel to a state where he is not licensed to negotiate a contract. Some lawyers, those who practice immigration law for example, regularly engage in MJP. This is an increasingly important topic because MJP will only become more common in the future, especi...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Trust Yourself: A Basic Guide to Using Trust Accounts for Legal Fees

This CLE presentation, intended for newer practitioners, covers some of the basics of using trust accounts for legal fees. Lawyers, especially those with high volume practices who accept smaller flat fees for cases, often want to avoid depositing upfront fees into their trust accounts. This presentation discusses when unearned fees paid upfront can be deposited directly into the operating account and weighs the pros and cons of doing so. It also addresses where to look to find the applicabl...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Real Estate Implications of the Health Hazards of Tobacco Smoke

Landlord Tenant author and practitioner Dov Treiman lays out the legal implications of smoking, particularly secondhand smoke as it relates both to regulated and unregulated multifamily housing throughout New York State, with an eye towards the issues peculiar to New York City. In this one hour installment, Mr. Treiman covers: Real Property Legal Consequences of the Four Levels of Cigarette Smoking New York City Administrative Code §17-501 New York State Laws of 1989, Chapter 244 Tr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical and Effective Social Media for Lawyers

As social media has become entwined with our personal and professional lives, attorneys must be aware of their ethical obligations with respect to the many social media platforms that are being used. It is not uncommon for attorneys to share information on a regular basis by blogging, having a website, commenting on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. When using these platforms and communicating this information attorneys must be sure they are not committing any ethical violations.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Jack Newton Lerner Landlord-Tenant Practice Institute 2017-2018

Join an unparalleled panel from the bench, bar and government for a full day discussion of the hot button issues in landlord-tenant law today. Topics to be addressed include: What’s New in Housing Court Most Important Co-op and Condo Cases in the Last 24 Months Appellate Update Housing Preservation Violations and Issues Impact of the Altman Case Tenant Harassment and Right to Counsel: A View from Both the Landlord and Tenant Perspective Update on Attorneys’ Fees eDiscovery and...

Total Credits
5.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$225

You're Fired! How to Minimize Risk and Avoid Litigation

Whether your reasons for firing an employee are based on work performance, restructuring, or for another reason, following the proper termination procedures are imperative to avoid legal ramifications. This CLE program will discuss: The purpose and benefits of progressive discipline. How to ensure consistency with company policies Pitfalls of incomplete or dishonest employee performance reviews

General Credits
2
Price$100

High Rent Luxury Deregulation in New York City: A Brief History

This CLE course will examine the history of Luxury Deregulation in NYC with a focus on the recent Altman case decision and where the current state of the laws stands on this important legislation for both landlords and tenants.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Protecting the Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction

This CLE program will review the automatic stay and discharge injunction. Emphasis will be given to the intent and purpose behind them, when they arise, who is impacted, and remedies for violations.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Serving Rural Clients Using Technology

Did you know there are thirty counties in Nebraska that have three or fewer attorneys? Did you know that eleven of those counties have zero attorneys? This is a huge problem in rural areas across the country. This lack of “access to justice” prevents many individuals and families from protecting their rights and utilizing the justice system. This CLE program will review how these barriers arise, what tools to use to serve rural clients, and detail some of the speakers own stories, both success...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Ethics of Deception

As lawyers, the most profound ethical issues we face generally arise not so much where the choice is between “good” and “bad,” or “right” and “wrong,” but, instead, where the issue compels us to choose between two (or sometimes more) competing “goods” so that by choosing the one we necessarily abandon the other. Indeed, as we see in this program, the core ethical values of our profession force these decisions because they impose fundamentally conflicting duties upon us, and compel us, theref...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$100

Drafting Basic Wills, Trusts and Advance Directives

Learn from a panel of experts what you need to know to draft basic wills, basic trusts as well as advance directives. Topics to be covered include: Will Drafting 101 Due Execution from a Litigator’s Perspective Advance Directives: Living Wills, Health Care Proxy and General Powers of Attorney, Nomination of a Guardian Drafting Basic Trusts

General Credits
3.25
Price$150

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices (Medium and Large Firm Focus)

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations of medium and large firms, and issues that result in a cautionary letter. Industry practitioners discuss their experience during examinations and taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common examination deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and how to create e...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Outsourcing and Vendor Management: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

While outsourcing is an activity or function that a third-party service provider performs to assist an organization, an outsourcing arrangement does not relieve firms of their ultimate responsibility for compliance with all applicable laws and security regulations. During this CLE session, FINRA staff and industry members address the use of third-party service providers and firms’ responsibility for complying with all applicable laws and security regulations. Panelists also discuss policies, p...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in Copyright Law

This CLE program will focus on the current state of copyright law. Listen to a star-studded panel from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz's IP Litigation Group as they present a rundown of the latest developments. Topics include: Copyright ownership of film, video and other content Defending small copyright claims Copyright ownership of graffiti and other “street” art Star Athletica and ownership of cheerleader uniform designs and other fashion executions Recent cases affecting copyrig...

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

Practicing Law Defensively: Professional Responsibility and Irresponsibilty

Presented by Thomas F. Liotti Esq, this CLE course is primarily directed to attorneys involved in criminal and civil litigation. Entertaining and filled with anecdotes that will surprise even the most seasoned attorneys, the course is focused on ethical violations by members of the judiciary and how understanding both the legal parameters of improper conduct and deep knowledge of the backgrounds, politics and possible agendas of the judges you stand before, the attorneys you argue against and...

Ethics Credits
3
Price$150

Your Witness: The Art of Direct Examination

Today, a great deal of time and emphasis are placed on CCTV footage and DNA testing. And yet, cases – both Civil and Criminal – are about real people and real witnesses. Their stories and positions are told through their testimony – and through their direct examinations. While by no means exhaustive, this CLE program will guide the practitioner in crafting, planning, and preparing powerful testimony.

General Credits
1
Price$50

40th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 1, Preparing for Trial

This CLE program will take attendees through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial cases. This will also as an excellent refresher for more experienced practitioners. Civil Pre-Trial Practice: Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury Litigation Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants Conference and Settlement and Mediation in Commercial and Person...

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

Legal Ethics from the Perspective of a Plaintiff’s Malpractice Attorney

In this CLE course, legal malpractice attorney Jefferey O. Katz, along with colleague Eric J. Chisholm, explore some of the potential pitfalls every practicing attorney should be aware of. Mr. Katz and Mr. Chisholm will address several impacts of rapidly-changing technology on our duties as practitioners, including the growing consumer expectation for on-demand services, the risks involved in ever-expanding modes of communication, and methods for using technology as an asset to limit the risks...

Ethics Credits
6.5
Price$250

Illinois Mechanics Liens

This CLE course deals with the Illinois Mechanics Lien statute, 770 ILCS 60 et seq. In the course we’ll discuss the following: What a mechanics lien is What you get by asserting and then being awarded a mechanics lien Who can assert a mechanics lien Who or what can a mechanics lien be asserted against What type of work one must have performed to be able assert a mechanics lien How you assert the mechanics lien Limitations, including notices and times for filing Liens on Public Funds...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Trial: Part 2, Tricks of the Trade

This CLE program presents winning strategies that Tom Liotti has learned as a rough and tumble New York lawyer who has successfully tried all types of cases throughout the nation. You will learn his secrets and tricks of the trade and share in his motivation for doing justice. The program is an indispensable guide for the trials of civil and criminal cases by one of the nation’s premier, high profile lawyers.

General Credits
3
Price$150

The Trial: Part 1, Winning Techniques

This CLE program presents winning strategies that Tom Liotti has learned as a rough and tumble New York lawyer who has successfully tried all types of cases throughout the nation. You will learn his secrets and tricks of the trade and share in his motivation for doing justice. The program is an indispensable guide for the trials of civil and criminal cases by one of the nation’s premier, high profile lawyers.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Cross Examination Skills and Practice

Although each trial case has its own set of unique challenges, in order to conduct a successful cross-examination it is essential to follow specific guidelines. In this CLE course, experienced defense attorney Saad Siddiqui takes you through each step of how to prepare and conduct a cross examination. Drawing on his considerable experience, Mr. Siddiqui will present an overview on which witnesses to cross-examine and how to design an effective cross.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Corporate Representative Deposition in Illinois Under Supreme Court Rule 206 (a)(1)

One of the most useful discovery tools one can use is the "Representative Deposition," codified in the Illinois Supreme Court Rules under 206 (a)(1) and in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as Rule 30(b)(6). Under this rule, by notice an opposing corporation, partnership or association or by subpoena a third party must disclose and present a witness to testify on it's behalf on the subject of certain topics listed in the deposition notice/subpoena. The major difference betwe...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Workers’ Comp: Its Synthesis and How to Run a Successful Boutique Comp Practice

Workers’ compensation is widely underestimated in its complexity. In fact, at the foundation of the law is not a lawsuit as many believe, but rather an administrative, no fault claims process. Its importance lies in that it remains an employees’ exclusive remedy against an employer for indemnity and medical benefits resulting from a work-related injury. This CLE course will explain New York Workers’ Compensation Law and the different case types, client management styles and an evaluati...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How to Handle Elevator and Escalator Accident Cases

Somebody may come to you one day and say "A friend of mine got hurt in an elevator. Is this a case?" Learn from a personal injury expert how to litigate an elevator case. Topics include elevator technical lingo, spotting issues, elevator safety rules and handling of the case from start to finish: discovery, depositions, pleadings, cross-claims, expert testimonies and more.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Personal Privacy, Immigration, iPhone Confidentiality vs. National Security...

Join us for our second annual program that seeks to inform the public, lawyers, and national security practitioners about the continuing balancing act between personal privacy rights and national security. Using a panel discussion format, we will take a look at today's technological and world developments that are forcing our government to weigh personal privacy against a backdrop of protecting our national security from an ever growing and rapidly changing threat environment. Panels inc...

Total Credits
6
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

The Challenges to Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Entities

Non-profit organizations provide tremendous services both to local communities and the federal government. They employ hundreds of thousands of workers, purchase goods and services and utilities, pumping untold millions into the local economy, and paying taxes while providing communities with health care, employment training, disaster relief, food for the homeless, counseling and much more. But what does it take to obtain non-profit status and how does that status impact tax exemptions?...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Nuts and Bolts of Florida Contracting Licensure

Yes, you need to be licensed to perform construction contracting in Florida. What does this entail? Who needs to be licensed? What happens if you are not licensed? This CLE course will explain the contractor licensing process in Florida as well as explain who requires licensing, who does not and the consequences for contracting without a license.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know About Miller Act Payment Bond Claims

If you are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier on a federal construction project, you NEED to understand the Miller Act and know what your rights are. This includes preserving your rights to payment against the Miller Act payment bond and defending, in the case of the prime contractor, any claim that may be asserted against the bond. This CLE course will explain how the Miller Act preserves your rights to payment under its bond and how to defend that right, particularly agai...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cyber Risk Management: Legal Data Breach Live

Intended to allow attendees to actually experience a series of cyber security incidents, this CLE program will re-enact a data breach with direct interaction with the perpetrator. The course will explain how to perform a comprehensive risk assessment, identify causes and evaluate costs of a data breach and explain applicable State and Federal Regulations. The course will review the role of cyber insurance, education, and response planning as well as navigating a real-live cyber breach. To...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Domestic and International Cross Border Practice of Law

This CLE is designed to alert attorneys on the issues and possible pitfalls related to practicing law in jurisdictions (US or foreign) in which he or she is not licensed. It is designed to alert them as to what to consider before undertaking such representation in a variety of circumstances, some of which will occur from time to time in any practice and some of which involve more out of the ordinary circumstances. The CLE goes through a number of scenarios in which cross border issues arise an...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Should I Host that Traveler? Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding AirBnB

Finding short term accommodations via Airbnb is a phenomenon sweeping the nation. Yet behind every host renting out a room in the family home, or renting an entire apartment, are a number of legal issues that cannot be overlooked. Understand the laws restricting owners' ability to host paying guests in their homes for short periods, as well as the penalties that may result from violations of zoning laws, safety and health regulations, failure to register or seek the necessary permits,...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Everything Is a Negotiation: Strategies and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys

All too often, traditional negotiation strategies result in blown up deals, protracted litigation, and destroyed relationships. Since we all negotiate every day, the stakes are far too high to rely on tired tactics that don’t work. Some people believe that effective negotiators are born, not made, but this presentation will prove them wrong. Join Joe Campolo, a law firm managing partner and business owner, as he shares the alternative negotiation strategies he relies on to solve problems and g...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$75

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case

Federal, state and local laws covering discrimination in the workplace have important procedural and substantive distinctions that all practitioners should be aware of. Topics include: EEO Agency Practice Drafting and responding to discrimination complaints Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff's and Defendant's perspective Summary Judgment, mediation and damage issues Strategies for litigation of discrimination cases

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Finding, Keeping and Preventing Problems with Clients is as Easy as A,B,C

This unique CLE program by New York Tort lawyer and radio host Kenneth Landau will offer attorneys in all areas of practice over 100 Tips on Finding, Keeping and Avoiding problems with clients. You will learn how to educate clients about how you can be of help to them in resolving or preventing their legal problems. Best strategies for encouraging consultations, giving seminars and billing will also be covered. You will also learn the ten reasons why clients hate lawyers and how to...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Bankruptcy Law for Family Attorneys

This CLE course is designed to explain bankruptcy, the process and issues for the Family Law Practitioner. It is an essential beginner course for anyone who wants to learn about bankruptcy law and in particular how it relates to Family cases. The course includes a description of the various chapters, how to file a bankruptcy, the issues and a detailed account of bankruptcy petition and how it affects a divorce case. The course also provides strategies to use Bankruptcy law to benefit their cl...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Introduction to Family Law in New Jersey

This CLE course is designed to introduce and describe, in detail, how to practice family law in New Jersey. It is an absolute necessity for newly admitted attorneys or lawyers who want to learn how to practice family law and what to expect. The course describes the structure, process and practice tips for abuse and neglect cases, domestic violence, non-dissolution, child support and divorces. The course provides strategies to successfully represent clients in all aspects of family law and incl...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Avoiding Ethical Violations and Malpractice Suits

In this CLE course, ethics expert and legal malpractice attorney Daniel Abrams shares his views on how lawyers can protect themselves and minimize their chances of being sued for malpractice or being subject to other ethical headaches. Mr. Abrams covers the primary reasons why lawyers are sued, what plaintiffs’ legal malpractice lawyers are looking for in a lawsuit, the stages of a representation where lawyers are most likely to get into trouble, what clients to avoid, and other practical step...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Healthcare Arbitration Agreements: Developments in the Law, and Hurdles to Enforcement

Binding arbitration agreements between nursing homes and their residents have faced consistent hostility from courts and legislatures. Although the law in this area is rapidly evolving, for the moment, these agreements are fully enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act. This CLE presentation will provide an overview of arbitration agreements in the nursing home context, as well as practical suggestions for drafting and enforcing these agreements in court.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Jury Selection: Strategies for Winning Your Case

Are there strategies to select jurors favorable to your case? How can you recognize "dangerous" jurors? Are you selecting or de-selecting a jury? These issues and more will be explored in this CLE program, designed for both the young attorney as well as the seasoned trial attorney. Highlights include the use of rhetorical questions to plant the seeds of your case, arming jurors for deliberations, as well as uncovering and neutralizing bias.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating The Hospital Licensing Act’s Important and Broad Exception to the Petrillo Doctrine

Section 6.17(e) of the Hospital Licensing Act created a broad and important exception to the Petrillo doctrine. Since 2000, defense counsel representing a Hospital could speak ex parte with any agent, employee or medical staff member of the hospital. However, more than 15 years after that legislation was enacted, attorneys and judges far too often are unaware or disbelieving of this rule regarding these communications. This CLE presentation will examine the rules in place before...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Principles of Agency: Foundation of Ethics

As all attorneys know or should know, every attorney is, ipso facto, an agent of each client, with concomitant fiduciary duties to the client. This CLE program provides a unique opportunity to understand the principles of agency law, giving attorneys a greater grounding in ethical responsibilities and a ready compass for detangling knotty ethical questions. Moreover, agency relationships are everywhere and, importantly, often inadvertently arise. Whether entered into intentionally or unintenti...

Ethics Credits
2.25
Price$100

The Use of ADR in Construction Law Cases: What the Industry Forms Say About ADR

Join NYCLA’s Construction Law Committee and ADR Committee and a panel of experts for a discussion focusing on: Part 1: Introduction and Different Types of ADR Part II: How Industry Forms Deal with ADR Industry forms use of ADR Mistakes to avoid in ADR Pointers for a successful ADR Tips for drafting a good ADR agreement How to select a good arbitrator/mediator/neutral The future of ADR Pointers for ADR on public projects … and MORE!

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Drafting a Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement to Protect a Franchisor in Litigation

A potential franchisor may well underestimate the complexity of the legal issues surrounding franchise law. Varying across state lines as well as across international borders, the laws are governed by federal laws that function in addition to, not in lieu of, state standards. These rules and their applications will all be discussed in this informative CLE course. The process for drafting successful Franchise Agreements and tips and strategies for creating Franchise Disclosure Agreements all of...

General Credits
2
Price$100

An Overview of Construction Lien Law

Like it or not, most lawyers are bound to encounter issues related to a mechanic’s lien at some point in their career. When a mechanic’s lien suddenly appears in a continuation title search at a closing, its important for the real estate practitioner to know what kind of options are available to get rid of the lien and avoid having to adjourn the closing. On the other hand, when a general practitioner who represents an electrician who is owed $100,000 from a general contractor is asked to prep...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

A Review of the District of New Jersey Local Patent Rules

This seminar will focus on practicing before the District Court for the District of New Jersey with a special emphasis on the Local Patent Rules. Every practitioner in the New Jersey District court should be familiar with local practice issues. In this CLE seminar you will get insight into local practice and how the Local Rules impact your case. Further, this seminar will focus on the Local Patent Rules which set deadlines for patent specific matters.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Direct and Cross Examination of Experts at Trial under New Jersey Law and Procedure

This CLE lecture will review the relevant Rules of Court and best practices under New Jersey law for preparing for and conducting direct and cross examinations of expert witnesses.

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Conduct and Defend Expert Depositions under New Jersey Law and Procedure

This CLE lecture will review the relevant Rules of Court and best practices under New Jersey law for preparing your own expert witness for deposition; defending your expert’s deposition; and preparing for and conducting the deposition of the adverse expert witness.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trademarks and Branding: What In-house Counsel Needs to Know

With the proliferation of advertising on the Internet and social media it is more important than ever for companies to protect their trademarks and other branding campaigns. Join our "all-star" panel of corporate counsel for a conversation focusing on licensing, international filing trends, litigation and infringement issues and other issues of interest to in-house counsel.

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Decision by the Supreme Court of NJ on Fraud in a Medical Malpractice Policy

In DeMarco v. Stoddard, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a medical (podiatric) malpractice policy that was procured via fraud in the application could and should be rescinded ab initio, with the insurer not obligated to defend or indemnify the doctor. In so holding, the Court examined multiple issues, including the background of compulsory malpractice coverage in both New Jersey (where the malpractice occurred) and Rhode Island (where the policy was issued by a state-created entity)...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Crafting a Case: Openings and Summations

While a case is proven by the facts in evidence, a trial attorney’s opening and closing statements are often the most critical elements in their success. Developing a compelling opening and summation must begin early in the process with the facts then interwoven into that central theme. This CLE course will teach you how to use the frame of the opening and closing statements to prove your case, bolster the facts which support it and deflect those that weaken it. The course includes a dynamic b...

General Credits
2
Price$100

CPLR: Overview for the Novice Attorney and the Seasoned Professional

This CLE course covers recent case law and statutory changes involving New York Civil Practice. In particular, it covers areas of personal jurisdiction, service of process, subject matter jurisdiction, venue, pleadings, motion practice, statute of limitations and discovery. Recent cases include the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Damlier A.G v. Bauman and its possible long term effect on general jurisdiction (CPLR 301) in N.Y.S. There is also a discussion of the recent amendment to CPLR 3212...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What Every Company Should Know About Identifying and Preserving Documents For Litigation

Preservation of electronic materials continues to be a hot topic, and the possible sanctions that courts can apply to companies that fail to preserve is an on-going concern for firms. Therefore, it is critical for companies to comply with and understand their preservation obligations and for their lawyers to advise them of these requirements. This CLE program will review when a company's preservation obligations are triggered, the steps that companies should follow to meet those obligations,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

39th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 2, The Trial

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, academics and medical experts for the 39th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. This CLE program will take attendees through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial cases. This will also as an excellent refresher for more exp...

General Credits
6
Price$200

39th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 1, Preparing for the Trial

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, academics and medical experts for the 39th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. This CLE program will take attendees through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial cases. This will also as an excellent refresher for more exp...

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 1.5 Ethics
Price$250

Managing Rent Regulated Property: Complying with State and City Requirements

The seminar will focus on DHCR’s recent J-51 Rent Registration Initiative, the implementation of the Rent Act of 2015 (including deregulation issues and the new City tax credit for major capital improvements), illegal subletting (AirBnB), rent registration requirements and amending rent registrations. The seminar will also include a discussion of the fact sheets and forms issued by DHCR since the 2015 Rent Act, as well as the impact of recent, significant appellate court decisions. The...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Bankruptcy Issues for an Insurance Carrier When an Insured Files for Bankruptcy

This CLE Program is intended for insurance practitioners involved with underwriting, coverage or claims adjusting who seek guidance concerning the affect of an insured’s bankruptcy. Issues addressed include: Underwriting: Insurers’ credit risks for unpaid premium, self-insured retention, and/or voidable transfers such as preference claims or fraudulent transfer claims. Coverage: The impact of a bankruptcy filing, and the potential impact of a plan of reorganization, which can alter po...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Commercial Collections Primer

Commercial collections litigation is a volume practice with pitfalls to snare the unwary. Carol G. Morokoff is a 29 year litigator with 23 years of experience negotiating the vagaries of this practice. This CLE lecture provides much practical advice on how to prepare and execute an effective strategy for a successful practice, as well as examples of how things can go wrong.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

From Crash to Cash: Tips on Handling a Tort or Civil Case

This CLE program, suitable for both new and experienced litigators, representing plaintiffs or defendants will offer tips on Tort Scene Investigation, the initial interview with a client, the importance of Pattern Jury Instructions; Client Communications and avoiding problems with clients; questions to ask and prepare clients to answer at depositions; evaluating damages, resolving discovery disputes, investigating insurance including SUM coverage and options for Alternate Dispute Resolution....

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About #Hashtags But Were Afraid to Ask

Hashtags have revolutionized how we communicate and have become an important component of today's advertising campaigns. They help advertisers and consumers categorize posts, locate information, share content, and disclose information to readers. But hashtags also create legal risk. If used incorrectly, they can violate state and federal advertising laws or infringe third-party rights. What are the best practices for hashtag use? How do you avoid the legal traps? This CLE presentation from Fra...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Basics of Handling a Personal Injury Case

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Daniel J. Persing, Esq. Mr. Persing will draw upon his over thirty years of experience practicing in the field of personal injury as well as his experience with other fields of litigation including medical malpractice to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding personal injury actions. Mr. Persing will provide guidance to attorneys on how to interview clients, conduct initial i...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Preparation and Presentation of Plaintiffs for Depositions

All too often plaintiff’s attorneys breeze through a plaintiff deposition as if they are merely going through the motions. However, Plaintiff depositions can be a useful tool to help leverage your settlement position and obtain affirmative, positive testimony to further your case and provide ammunition to help defeat dispositive motions. This CLE presentation will explain ways to maximize the opportunity to present your client for a deposition in a variety of case-specific examples for persona...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Proving your Case through Written Discovery

Written discovery is an under-utilized opportunity to build and support your case in the early stages of litigation. Too frequently attorney’s may find themselves going through the motions of completing discovery using form interrogatories or responses and waiting until a later stage to dig deeper into the discovery process. This CLE course delves into the benefits of issuing targeted written discovery, and responding thoughtfully to prove issues of liability and damages. This process...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Using the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions During Oral Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases

This CLE course will explain the discovery process for the litigation of nursing home negligence and medical malpractice cases in Illinois. The course will explain how to use the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions to your advantage throughout the course of litigation, including, discovery.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Considerations of Litigation Funding

Litigation funding, or legal funding is both a highly criticized and helpful area of assisting accident victims depending on whom you are asking. This secondary market of funding clients and attorneys raises ethical issues including but not limited to the attorney client relationship, privilege and champerty. This CLE program discusses those areas and more as it applies to personal injury attorneys and their clients. The lecture both explains legal funding, discusses the merits of assisting th...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Art of Voir Dire: A Guide for the Novice Attorney and the Seasoned Professional

The importance of Jury Selection is frequently overlooked by experienced attorneys when commencing a trial. For the novice attorney, the prospect of selecting a jury can be a daunting undertaking. This CLE program will discuss the rudiments of jury selection beginning with knowing whether the case is ready to proceed, knowing how to go about dealing with your adversary, and knowing what to do and ask when questioning potential jurors. The program, presented by Edward J. Anthony, an att...

Total Credits
4.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$200

What You Need to Know About the New FRCP Amendments: Discovery, E-Discovery; Proportionality, Preservation and Sanctions

The amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect on December 1, 2015. The new Rules stand to have a profound effect on federal practice, especially practices surrounding discovery and electronic discovery. This program will detail the changes to the Federal Rules, with special emphasis on discovery practices. The panel will discuss the potential impact of revisions to the scope and timing of discovery, and the manner of objections; the enhanced role of proportionality and cooper...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

E-Discovery Case Law: Sanction Cases You Need to Know

E-Discovery sanctions. Two dreaded words that will get any attorney's attention. In this CLE program, learn what e-discovery sanction cases you need to know to keep your organization protected and out of the headlines. Topics include: 3 noteworthy e-discovery sanction cases and how to prevent the mistakes made Trends surrounding e-discovery sanction cases Tips from an experienced panel that includes legal professionals in variety of roles (in-house, law firm, judiciary)

General Credits
1
Price$50

Taking Advantage of the New FRCP E-Discovery Amendments

The FRCP E-Discovery amendments became effective December 1, 2015. These new rules are designed to dramatically reduce e-discovery costs. In this CLE program, learn how to take advantage of these new rules to mitigate risk and reduce e-discovery spend. Attend this session to learn: Insights on how these new e-discovery rules will affect your organization Best practices on how you can update your e-discovery processes to take advantage of these rule changes Tips on how e-discovery te...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know about New E-Discovery Technology

The most expensive stage in e-discovery is document review, often accounting for 80% or more of total e-discovery costs. Attempts to reduce review costs often fail because they don't go to the root of the problem: too much data is preserved, collected and sent to outside entities. In this CLE program, learn about new e-discovery technology that empowers you to quickly identify important documents, streamlines e-discovery activities, and minimizes the data sent to outside review. Attend t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Structure Employment Agreements and Employee Equity Offerings to Avoid Section 409A Tax Traps

Section 409A of the tax code impacts virtually every agreement, program or other arrangement that provides for the deferral of compensation for employees or other service providers. This CLE program will provide an overview of Section 409A's key provisions and outline how you can structure your stock option and phantom equity plans and employment and severance agreements to ensure compliance.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Arbitrator Impartiality in Tripartite Arbitration: A Comparison of Jewish and Secular Law

In many industries, it is customary for arbitration panels to consist of an arbitrator chosen by each party, and a third arbitrator who is elected mutually by the chosen arbitrators. Should party-appointed arbitrators be expected to function as neutrals or as advocates for the parties that chose them? The answer to this question may depend on the arbitration agreement between the parties, and the set of arbitration rules in place in the particular arbitration forum. Jewish law has long feat...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Probate and Estate Administration for the General Practitioner

A large number of cases start out "Somebody died, and then..." At that point there are usually three sets of variables in play. There is a Will or there is not. The situation is friendly or it's not. The lawyer is being asked to represent the fiduciary or someone affected by the fiduciary. In New York these matters are handled in Surrogate's Court. This CLE course addresses the practical aspects of moving cases through Surrogates Court. In this seminar Barry Seidel reviews the vari...

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Family Offices: A to Z About Acting as Legal Counsel for a Family Office

Family offices and ultra high-net-worth families have many complex legal issues that need to be met by competent and knowledgeable attorneys. In addition to the legal needs of multigenerational families of wealth, the creation of fast-growing companies in the technology sector and other industries has led to a new class of wealth holders who need qualified legal advisors. Attorneys serving these families are called on to find unique legal solutions to complex issues, and therefore are b...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

CFPB Formation, Powers and Enforcement

The collapse of the real estate industry and the subsequent financial collapse of 2008 led to sweeping changes. One of these was the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the Dodd-Frank Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act of 2010. A new and independent regulator, the CFPB was designed to oversee federal consumer protection laws. The mission of the CFPB, the various statutes it regulates and how it evolved will all be discussed in this comprehensive CLE course. T...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Closing Disclosure Under TRID

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) were both created as protective measures that provide disclosures to eliminate abusive practices. The longstanding congressional goal to integrate the two in order to avoid overlap, inconsistencies and discrepancies, came to the fore with the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which was charged with proposing regulation to combine RESPA and TILA with the hope that a well-informed cons...

General Credits
1
Price$50

AirBnB and Other Landlord Tenant Issues Affecting Co-ops and Condos

Join an unparalleled panel from the bench and bar for a discussion of the hot button issues in landlord/tenant law today. Topics to be addressed include: AirBnB Issues and Enforcement The Most Important Landlord-Tenant Cases Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums During the Last Two Years.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Litigating International Child Kidnapping Cases Under the Hague Convention

This CLE is designed to teach attorneys how to represent clients in federal and state court using the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the implementing legislation, known as the International Child Abduction Remedies Act. Litigation under this treaty and its implementing legislation is a variant of civil litigation that is unique and outside the normal experience of even veteran family law attorneys and federal litigators, as well as many federal and s...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Ethical Issues in Supervising Others: Can Their Misconduct Become Yours?

Whether you are a solo practitioner, a partner in a large firm, in-house counsel, or a government attorney, you don’t practice alone. Most likely you have non-lawyer staff, law clerks, and partners or other colleagues with whom you work. While you take care to ensure that you are always complying with applicable codes of professional conduct, what happens if someone in your office engages in misconduct? Could you be held responsible for that person's actions? This CLE program presented...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Best Practices for Developing Search Criteria for Determining Document Relevancy

In today’s big data age, it’s imperative for legal teams to develop the right search criteria at the outset of the case. Not only will this enable you to quickly learn the key strengths and weaknesses of your case, it will also allow you to determine the potential scope and cost of e-discovery. Learn how to develop the right search criteria for determining document relevancy, including: Key members outside of legal (HR, IT, custodians) to engage before finalizing your search cr...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

E-Discovery Case Law Review

In this CLE program, three e-discovery thought leaders, including one chief district judge and one Fortune 500 legal director will review the key e-discovery cases and trends from e-discovery case law. Topics Include Analysis of three influential e-discovery cases Judicial and in-house attorney’s perspective on current e-discovery issues Practical lessons from the bench and in-house counsel for creating defensible e-discovery processes

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction to Non-Competes

The law regarding non-compete clauses, and other restrictive covenants in the employment context, have been in a fair amount of flux over the last several years, leaving both employers and employees unsure as to whether these agreements are enforceable, in the first instance, and if so, to what extent. The topics covered in this lecture will include: How different jurisdictions evaluate whether a non-compete agreement is enforceable How, at least in some jurisdictions, a fiduciary...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Basics of Handling Veteran's Disability Claims

Disabled veterans are eligible for a host of compensation benefits, but understanding those benefits and how to obtain them requires a solid grasp of the system. This CLE course will explain the forms of compensation available, the basic theories of service-connection as they apply to various conditions, the procedures and types of claims, development and requests for records, claims file review and ratings practices.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Long Term Disability Benefits Under ERISA

The variety of employer-sponsored health and welfare benefit plans under ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) can often lead to confusion. This CLE course will review the different types of plans and the benefits each one offers as well as limitations and the minimum benefits applicable. The course will explain proofs of claim, filing and claim and elimination procedures. The course will offer an analysis of claim denials and tips and strategies to avoid denials of claim...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Municipal Disability Pensions Nuts & Bolts

Filing for disability pensions for civil service employees can be a complicated process, particularly for the novice attorney. This CLE course will explain all the requirements and standards, how to properly analyze incidents and differentiate them from accidents for the purpose of filing and how to determine the extent of medical disabilities. The course will review the filing process and offer strategies for timing filings to the best advantage of your client. The interaction of pensions wit...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Railroad Retirement Board Disability Annuity Claims

Annuity claims for railroad retirement board disability is a particular body of knowledge that even seasoned attorneys may not be knowledgeable about. This CLE course will explain railroad retirement board disability annuity and how it differs from social security disability. The course will explain the application process and the information it requires, the denial and appeals process and tips and strategies to navigate ethical issues in light of recent scandals.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Workers Compensation Claimants

Workers compensation, whether as a result of accident or occupational disease, can often seem to overlap with other types of compensation such as New York State disability, retirement disability or social security disability. This CLE course will explain how workers compensation differs from other types of compensation and how to coordinate it with other benefits. The course will explain who is eligible for coverage and how it is applied in cases of accidents and occupational diseases. The cou...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Litigation Cost and E-Discovery Trends

In this CLE program, a panel of experts will review key findings from recent reports and deliver key insights into: Overall litigation and e-discovery trends and which industries are most likely to be affected E-Discovery judges survey results on trends legal professionals should be keeping an eye on Best practices for reducing litigation and e-discovery spend

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Dealing with Difficult Attorneys

Have you ever been frustrated when litigating a case or negotiating a transaction because opposing counsel seems intent on thwarting your every move? Then join NYCLA’s Task Force on Professionalism to learn tips and techniques for dealing with difficult counsel. Civility in and out of the courtroom has never been more important, given the challenges of practicing in the legal profession in the current economic environment. A distinguished panel with members from private practice, the judiciary...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Drafting Joint Venture Agreements

Learn the basics of the issues that need to be addressed when drafting Joint Venture Agreements, as well as the specifics of drafting agreements in the areas of construction, mergers and acquisitions and technology. Some of the areas to be addressed include: M&A and Joint Venture Agreements•Why enter into a Joint Venture? Who has control? How to keep partners in the relationship, and how to get them to leave How to structure profit sharing What happens when the agreement ends...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Labor & Employment Law Update

Labor and employment law is an ever evolving field. This CLE course will offer the latest updates and development in both local and federal laws which relate to independent contractors, paid sick leave laws in New York City, and recent changes to the New York State unemployment insurance law. The course will delve into the complicated area of employee mis-classification, workers’ compensation, the use of social media and case law with regards to the above.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

UCC Insurance & Mezzanine Financing: Pitfalls of Perfection and Priority

Most commercial lenders require their loans to be secured by all the personal property of their borrower. Article 9 as adopted, wholly governs this process. Article 9 is complicated and comprehensive. This CLE course teaches the basics of how to properly secure a loan. In addition, this course teaches the basics of the UCCPlus Policy of Insurance for secured personal property loans. Finally the course explains the basic structure and dynamics of a mezzanine loan transaction.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Construction Delays: Causes, Prevention and Damages

It is well accepted in the construction industry that "time is money." This CLE program will present a case study demonstrating the procedures an owner/developer should implement to avoid delay, mitigate the effects of delay and disruption, and recover damages resulting from the effects of delay. Scheduling techniques and contract clauses will also be discussed.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

What Every Commercial Landlord & Tenant Practitioner Should Know about Yellowstone Injunctions

As any commercial landlord knows, no matter how good a tenant you have occupying your space, sometimes problems arise with the tenant leading to the need to end the tenancy. Similarly, as a commercial tenant even the best landlord can misinterpret your actions and try to terminate your lease based upon those alleged actions. In these situations, the landlord will usually serve the tenant with a notice giving the tenant 5 to 10 days to cure the alleged default under the lease. If the tenant fails...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are introduced into court more often than any other document in support of a variety of different legal claims against employers. However, there are legal pitfalls that you need to be aware of when either drafting such job descriptions or advising clients on best practices for drafting such job descriptions. A well drafted job description can help you defend an employer in an ADA case but a poorly-drafted job description can mean losing such a case. This CLE course w...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Labor Relations: What You Need to Know about a Represented Environment

One of the most difficult things for managers to do is to manage effectively in a represented environment. This is all the more true when your managers, who were used to managing in a non-represented environment, all of a sudden have to deal with labor relations issues for the first time. This CLE course will explore in-depth the labor relations process and will provide an in-depth review of your obligations vis-à-vis a collective bargaining agreement and your obligations pursuant to...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Telemachian Law Practice

There is no shortage of books, articles, presentations, and other materials about the use of legal technology in law practice management but not so many about how to effectively “put it all together”—to integrate technologies as part of one law practice management system, resulting in enhanced efficiency and greater personal satisfaction in the practice of law. In this CLE course, which is inspired by Telemachus, a character from Homer’s Odyssey, and the virtues of flexibility, mobilit...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating Your Company Through a World of Big Copyright Damages: An Insider's Look

In a world where movies, television, music, books, online content and other media comprise the most valuable assets owned by many companies and individuals, the risks and rewards of copyright infringement have never been higher. Large copyright damage awards are making headlines, with songwriters, photographers, and other rights holders winning multimillion dollar judgments against alleged infringers. In many cases the winners also received their attorneys' fees. The prospect of dealin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What You Need To Know About Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection is designed to minimize a client’s exposure to risk, ideally before that risk has presented itself. This CLE course will explain how to structure asset protection to best safeguard your client by proactively establishing protective measures or taking into account all the potential issues including the nature of claims and identity of the debtor. The course will review attorney obligations in asset protection, potential protection structures, creditor solutions and issues relat...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Conference: Insights for the Financial Services Attorney

Join NYCLA’s Securities & Exchanges Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association’s Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Committee and NYCLA’s Futures & Derivatives Committee for a riveting discussion that will focus on the following topics: New Regulatory Landscape Reform, Proceedings, Investigations Developments in White Collar Matters & Insider Trading Cases in the wake of Newman Commodities, Futures and Derivatives – The Increasing Regulatory Reach Raising Capital & New...

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

How to Win Trip/Slip & Fall Cases

Do you want to learn the secrets of how Top Trial Lawyers win tough cases in tough places? One of the most common and most challenging cases to try is the trip or slip and fall case. Learn how to win these cases by making the defendant your free expert witness and win before you begin in the deposition. This CLE course will teach you how to do so and take you through step by step with actual questions of witnesses.

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Experts Speak: Tips and Techniques in Presenting, Preserving and Challenging the Admissibility of Evidence

Join our panel of experts as they share tried and true techniques for presenting, preserving and challenging the admissibility of evidence. Topics to be discussed include: Evidence Tools and Tips: Prior Inconsistent Statements; Reading from Depositions of Witnesses; Refreshing Witness' Recollection; Adverse Party as Witness; Impeachment; Proof by Admissions; Business Records Rule; Failure to Call Witnesses or produce evidence ... AND MORE Evidentiary Issues and the Law of Conspiracy...

Total Credits
5.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

Effective Deposition Strategies in Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice Cases

Taking a deposition in nursing home care cases is an essential component in building a case. Understanding what a deposition can and should achieve as well as strategically evaluating who to depose and how can be a game-changer. This comprehensive CLE course will offer a detailed list of who should be deposed, what questions to ask, how to frame the questions and what prior information you need before you begin. The course will explain the most effective preparation for depositions, an...

General Credits
1
Price$50

House Rules: Fundamentals of Employment Law for Inside Counsel

This CLE program will address employment law issues frequently faced by in-house counsel. In-house counsel have unique challenges stemming from their requirement to be both a legal counselor and a business person. In light of this unique role, this program will cover legal and practical solutions for: avoiding discrimination and harassment liability, including best practices for handling employee complaints and workplace investigations, managing risks associated with the misclassificat...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Mediating and Settling Nursing Home Cases

For some, mediation is a convenient, cost-effective way to avoid a trial. For others, it’s a compromise that leaves them if not the winner, at least not the loser. Regardless of why a party might seek mediation and settlement, it’s imperative to understand the cost/benefit of mediation, to evaluate the likelihood of success, and to understand the parameters of mediation. This informative CLE course will review the process of mediation from start to finish including how to broach the to...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Intake Process & Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases

The strategy in trying a legal case begins from the very first step - the intake interview. How that interview is conducted is critical in choosing and building a successful case. Nursing home cases are no different. Whether interviewing the injured party or a family member, this CLE course will outline what questions to ask, how to establish the chronology of events leading up to the incident in question, how to properly obtain medical records and the role of the Illinois Department of Health w...

Total Credits
1
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$50

Protecting the Rights of Elderly Clients through Nursing Home Litigation

As the population ages and longevity increases, long-term care and nursing homes are often the most viable option for the elderly. Trained staff, good facilities and geographical proximity are just some of the considerations that prompt people to make this decision for their elder family members. Unfortunately, there are countless stories of abuse and neglect at the hands of nursing home and long-term care staff. This CLE course will explain the process of litigating long-term care mal...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Montreal Convention: Rules and Regulations that Govern and Affect Most International Flights

Most international flights, including some notable international crashes, are governed by the terms and conditions of the Montreal Convention. Yet, many lawyers are not familiar with the Montreal Convention’s provisions. After coming into effect in the United States in 2003, the Montreal Convention governs international travel and limits the liability of carriers in the “international carriage of persons, baggage or cargo.” This CLE course will discuss (a) when the Montreal Conventio...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Accounts Receivable Management for Lawyers

Accounts receivable management is NOT an arbitrary process. Business owners seem to understand this. Yet, many lawyers fail to adhere to best practices when establishing A/R policies and procedures for their law practices. This CLE program will discuss some of those policies and procedures that can be utilized in law firms to reduce the occasion of aged receivables and also what collection procedures should be used when clients do not pay. This course is presented by Robert A. Weinberg...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Handy Causes of Action: Mechanic’s Liens and other Lawsuits

The construction industry is plagued with dysfunction. For every story of delinquent contractors there is an opposing story of crazy and overly-demanding clients. The Mechanic’s Lien Act in Illinois was designed to be implemented in exactly these cases, but what happens when the contractor really hasn't completed the job to the required standards or the client really is unreasonable? This CLE course will review the specifics of the Mechanic’s Lien Act and how it can be applied as well as speci...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

3 Ways to Create More Favorable Case Outcomes with E-Discovery Principles

Both a shield and a sword, e-discovery is a unique skillset that not enough attorneys adequately possess. With the right planning, knowledge and technology, e-discovery can empower attorneys with the essential information to properly litigate or defend their case. In this CLE program, learn how e-discovery can help you gain more favorable case outcomes and preserve/enhance your company’s and your own reputation in the legal market. Learn how to: Effectively negotiate discover...

General Credits
0.75
Price$50

Estate and Financial Planning For Clients Living With Chronic Illness

130 million Americans are living with a chronic illness or disability and that number will only increase as the population ages. It may seem incredibly high but it’s important to remember that chronic illness is often invisible to the eye. This CLE course will explain some of the more common chronic illnesses, how to effectively work with clients and gain necessary information and the means by which a savvy estate planner may use their medical knowledge to increase their clients’ benef...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Heckerling Nuggets: Grantor Trusts, The Quest for Basis, and More!

In this CLE program, Martin M. Shenkman will review the most significant issues and strategies addressed at the 2015 Heckerling Institute, including: The impact of President Obama’s Legislative Proposals The Shift Towards Basis Step-Up Planning (and Overlooked Ways to Obtain that Step-Up) The Perpetuities “Problem” (and What to Do About It) Do DAPTs, NINGs, and DINGs Work? The QTIP “Division” Technique The Latest “Trust Protectors” The Newest Grantor Trust “Twists” And much, much...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Estate Planning Opportunities for Estate Practitioners

An aging demographic, advancements in technology, tax changes, shifts in family life and a host of other factors are drastically impacting the area of estate planning. This CLE course will explain how to prepare for the new era of estate planning including increased focus on retirement planning, inclusion of elderly family members, assessing businesses in light of the paperless offices, tax code changes, potential divorces and second marriages and perhaps most importantly, the need for...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Sieging the Castle: Preliminary Injunctions in Ownership Suits

Complete with war stories, analogies, and quips, Yan Margolin will present the intricacies of temporary injunctive relief in a CLE course designed to be as entertaining as it is informative. The course will review the different types of reliefs as they pertain to small, medium-sized corporate, LLC and partnership litigation. The applications and legal requirements of the remedies as well as strategic and tactical considerations will also be discussed. The course will explain the situat...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

When to Retain a Financial Expert and How to Use them Effectively

Learn from a panel of experts how to select, work with, and use experts to prove damages. The program will provide an overview of the law governing recovery of lost profits; the concepts for measurement and projection of lost profits; the best use of a damages expert; and how to project lost revenues.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Is That Contract Invalid? Protecting & Attacking Contractual Obligations

While the signing of a contract may indicate a major transaction or commitment, people tend to view them as little more than pieces of paper, easily argued and voided. But the validity of a contract is dependent on myriad elements contained therein. This CLE course will explain how to assess the validity of a contract either to protect its obligations or attack and invalidate them. The course will explain what constitutes a contract and the elements in must contain, mutual intent requi...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Home Sweet Lis Pendens: Defending Residential Foreclosures in Illinois

Defending a foreclosure requires careful planning, execution and above all, solid reasoning. Without cause, a foreclosure defense will never succeed. This CLE course will provide an overview of defending a residential foreclosure in Illinois including the necessary factors required to successfully mount a foreclosure defense. The course will explain the progress of typical defenses and what to expect as well as strategies for navigating the process. The methods of service, applicable m...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Representing Clients in State and Local Criminal Tax Investigations: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

NYS and NYC have numerous criminal penalties for deliberate tax payer fraud and misconduct that can be particularly onerous. Indeed, criminal tax enforcement in NYS has increased significantly since 2007 when the Department of Taxation and Finance decided to more aggressively use its powers to target tax fraud. Hear from a panel of experts what you need to know about NYS and NYC criminal tax enforcement and how you can advise and defend your clients when facing criminal tax investigati...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Federal Judges Panel: Avoiding “Irreversible Mistakes” in E-Discovery

In this CLE program, learn why none of the 22 participating judges in Exterro's Federal Judges Survey “Completely Agreed" that the typical attorneys appearing before them possess the subject matter knowledge required to effectively counsel clients on e-discovery matters. Three of the judges who participated in the survey will address this and other key survey findings around e-discovery best practices and trends. The judges will also offer advice for preventing, as one respondent stat...

General Credits
1
Price$50

International Discovery: Handling the Complexities of Cross-Border Disputes

As the world continues to grow and businesses globalize, creating and storing their electronically stored information (ESI) across continents, procedural issues regarding access to the information stored, maintained or that emanates from outside the United States will immeasurably impact companies and individuals. Join our panel comprised of some of the leading practitioners in the field as they discuss the cutting-edge legal issues. Get ahead of these issues that certainly will contin...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Airbnb – Revolutionaries of Sharing Economy or Just Plain Illegal?

Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects potential home renters with those seeking to lease their properties. It is a service that is adored by some, despised by others and in NYC has been a major source controversy. The NYS Attorney General maintains that nearly three-quarters of all Airbnb rentals in NYC are illegal and in violation of violate zoning and other laws. It has charged Airbnb to clean up its act. What’s at stake? Huge sums of money for Airbnb, millions of potentia...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Advanced Techniques in Transfer Development Rights

The transfer of development rights in the City of New York usually involves an as-of-right transaction between two adjacent properties with a contiguous lot line. Circumstances sometimes require the use of advanced techniques utilizing an air parcel to store development rights for use at a later date. Depending on the location, development rights generated through the Inclusionary Housing program or in Special Districts (e.g., Highline Transfer Corridor, Southstreet Seaport) may also be trans...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Ethical Pitfalls Relating to Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

Solo practitioners and small firms face ethical perils unique to their practices. Medium and large firm practitioners who intend to start a new law firm will face many of the same ethical problems. However, most ethical dilemmas can be avoided by simple risk management techniques and a basic understanding of common pitfalls that arise in these types of practices. The goal of the program is to help attendees avoid disciplinary complaints and legal malpractice claims by recognizing et...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$100

The Nuts, Bolts and New Developments in Land Use Practice in New York City

Designed for both the seasoned land use professional and those who are new to land use practice in New York City, this CLE seminar will review the basics in New York City land use practice as well as very recent developments with emphasis upon applications for grants by the City Planning Commission and City Council. The program will examine the paths to development under the New York City Zoning Resolution, including development by right as well as the utilization of zoning text amendments, z...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Ethical Issues in Making Capacity Decisions

“Capacity” is a medical determination that is broadly used to describe a person’s ability to act in a legal environment, as well as the level to which they are accountable or responsible for their actions. The incidence of cases in which capacity is an issue has grown substantially in the past few years because of the aging demographic and the increasing number of cases involving serious mental illness, substance and/or alcohol abuse, or other related mental health concerns. In civil matters,...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Campaign Finance: A Legal Guide to Independent Expenditures

The issue of campaign finance has been a debate for over a century. One aspect of this debate is coordinated expenditures, how they are defined and their impact on a campaign. This CLE course will explain both sides of this issue, review the various committees involved in the campaign finance process, explain the difference between coordinated and independent expenditures and the legal and political ramifications of such contributions.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Ethics Relating to Social Media

Social media has transformed the way we think, the way we communicate, the way we socialize and the way we work. But for the legal profession, the advent of social media has created a world of ethical pitfalls that attorneys in all fields must learn to avoid. This CLE course will examine these ethics and how to navigate the world of social media advertising, marketing and communications without breaching their ethical responsibilities. The course will focus on applicable RPC’s, advertising, ma...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics: A Review of Traditional Issues and a Discussion of Ethics in the Cyber Age

This CLE program will provide a review of the traditional areas of ethical concerns, including the establishment and termination of the attorney-client relationship, attorney's fees, marketing and advertising the legal practice and the duty of candor toward the tribunal as well as exploring the ethical issues resulting from communication in cyber space, including firms web pages, social media, cloud-computing, the requirements of maintaining client confidentiality in electronic communications,...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Essentials of Auto Accident Law

This CLE program will examine and discuss the various factors which must be considered when evaluating or handling a motor vehicle accident claim. We will review the applicable Pennsylvania insurance statute and discuss a variety of practical considerations which should be evaluated when considering whether to take on a claim. We will also address common issues which arise in most motor vehicle accident cases and discuss how best to anticipate and address these issues. Topics To Be Addre...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Tips and Techniques for the Personal Injury Practice from Initial Interview Through Trial

This CLE program will explore lesser-discussed and unique perspectives regarding the initial evaluation, processing, discovery and ultimate trial of a personal injury case. Topics include: Case evaluation Pre-suit settlement Written discovery Depositions, discovery and expert depositions for use at trial Trial tips, including openings and closings

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Mortgage Contingency Clause and Ethical Issues in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Contracts

There are countless ways a real estate deal can go sour. Anything from the wide range of procedural issues to the emotional state of buyers and sellers can undo even the most ironclad agreement. This CLE course will explain the various contingencies that can stand in the way of finalizing real estate deals, both commercial and residential. Topics include: May the Buyer Apply to a Mortgage Broker? How Soon Does the Buyer Need to Apply? What if the Buyer Obtains a Commitment in a Diff...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$75

The Experts’ Guide to Appellate Practice: The Basics and Beyond

Learn from a panel of appellate practitioners, clerks of the court and appellate judges what you need to know to handle an appeal – from appellate fundamentals to advanced appellate practice. Our expert panel will discuss: The Fundamentals of Appellate Practice Advanced Appellate Practice: Anticipating the Pitfalls Motion Practice Practice in the First and Second Departments A Judicial View From the Court of Appeals Practice Before the NY Court of Appeals Views From the Bench:...

General Credits
6.75
Price$250

Making a Molehill Out of a Mountain: What Attorneys Need to Know About Document Review

It likely won’t come as a surprise to most in-house legal professionals that document review eats up the bulk of e-discovery budgets. However, very few organizations have made much progress in reducing such costs. Attempts often fail because they don’t go to the root of the problem: too much data is preserved, collected and sent to outside entities. Tackling this problem with information governance principles and innovative technology solutions before e-discovery even begins offers the best me...

General Credits
1
Price$50

15 Cases Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know

Hear from a panel of experts about the most important real estate decisions of the past year. Learn: what the cases held; the implications of the decisions; and the panelists’ views on the law. This is one program no real estate lawyer can afford to miss!

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Asset Protection in the Public Benefits Context

Nationally recognized asset protection and elder law expert, Robert F. Brogan, C.E.L.A., presents over two hours of information you can use to guide your clients in preserving their legacy, while obtaining the public benefits necessary to address their long-term care needs. This CLE program, designed for the intermediate and more advanced practitioner, explores a variety of techniques which the presenter has used successfully in one of the most difficult states in the country for Medicaid Pla...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

The Legal Interplay Between Article 7 Bailments and Mini Storage

An individual who rents a self-storage unit knows that he is not the owner, and yet, there is an inherent assumption that the space belongs to him, and only he can enter. But that is not quite the case. This CLE course will explain the legal differentiation between Mini-Storage and Bailments as it relates to the 182 Lien Law and explore such issues as ownership, regulations, limitations of liability and much more. The course will also present UCC Article 7 and explain the limitation of...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Research, Privacy and the Law: What You Need to Know to Avoid Trouble

Listening to your phone calls without a judge's warrant is illegal if you're a U.S. citizen. But do the police need a warrant? Can employers monitor and record their employees' phone conversations? If you are in a position where others might benefit from listening to your conversations, you may be a target of electronic eavesdropping or wiretapping. Is it a federal crime to wiretap without court approval, unless one of the parties has given their prior consent? Is a warrant needed to g...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

ASCLD/LAB and Other Forensic Lab Certification: What Does That Really Mean?

The use of lab tests, witness testimony, and on-scene evidence in criminal investigations is standard and generally accepted. As citizens, we trust the labs, police officers and forensic scientists to gather and analyze evidence and administer justice accordingly. But what if lab tests were corrupted, witness testimony was unreliable or coerced, and evidence was tainted? In this CLE course, renowned attorney Jeffrey T. Schwartz will explain the extent to which corruption has infiltrate...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Real Estate Closing Practice in New Jersey

This CLE program focuses on the intricacies of residential and commercial real estate transactions in New Jersey. Topics include New Jersey Bulk Sales Law and its interpretive documents, the applicability of the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and the Site Remediation Reform Act of 2009 (SRRA) on commercial real estate negotiations and closings.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions

Contamination in a property may be the cause of numerous health and environmental hazards. Just as numerous are the Federal and State laws that apply to such sites. This CLE course will explain these legalities as well as requirements for attorneys representing potential purchasers or companies with potentially contaminated facilities such as evaluating potential risk and constructing protective contracts. The course will review Phase I and II environmental reports, CERCLA issues and due dilig...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Healthcare Data Privacy: Regulatory Investigation and Litigation Readiness

In theory, the advent of electronic files should make the acquisition and organization of information easier. However, it’s important to take into account that the limitless nature of e-files means that files may contain an excess of information. This is especially true of medical files, almost all of which will be in electronic format by 2015 and will then include everything from texts and emails to audit trails and data in imaging systems as well as metadata. Once filed, this information wil...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Reality Check: You CAN Defensibly Delete Data

Many organizations are beginning to realize that there is nothing cheap about holding on to the exploding amounts of data, despite decreasing storage costs. And when information assets that could have been forever deleted are determined to be responsive to litigation, the cost of keeping them can skyrocket. Furthermore, with the growing amount of data being produced and new sources continually emerging (smartphones, social media, etc.), preserving, collecting, and reviewing this data for e-dis...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics, Civility And The Newly Admitted Attorney

Hear from NYCLA President Lewis Tesser and a panel of other experts about how to maintain an ethical practice and avoid having disciplinary proceedings brought against you. Topics include: Complying with the NY Rules of Professional Conduct What to Do If You Develop a Personal Problem; Where to Get Help What Does Civility Really Mean Recordkeeping Responsibilities Proper Accounting for An Attorney Escrow Account Disciplinary Proceedings: Suspension; Formal Charges; Resignation

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Litigating the Failure to Warn Claim: Plaintiff and Defense Courtroom Strategies

Though it seems almost impossible in an age of all-inclusive warning labels, failure to warn claims abound. But what is a failure to warn claim and how is it litigated? This CLE course will use relevant case law to present the flow of failure to warn litigation and how to strategically litigate cases. The course will include an in-depth discussion of warning claims, warnings experts, their credentials and when and how to utilize them, data gathering and trial preparation. The course wi...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Litigating the Failure to Warn Claim: The Design and Evaluation of Product Warnings

While it may appear that warning labels simply list every potential hazard a product may incur, product warning labels are actually carefully designed constructs, or at least they should be. This CLE course will explain the three phases of design and evaluation that an effective, risk-reducing product warning label must undergo. From hazard analysis, government regulation review, like-product comparison and need determination to label design and evaluation, the course will present the informatio...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Litigating the Failure to Warn Claim: Theory, History, Codes and Standards and Research Findings

Warning labels have begun to resemble manuals, mentioning every possible hazard and misuse for a product from the likely to the absurd. This CLE course will present an in-depth review of warnings as they’ve evolved from aural and visual signs (Stop, Look and Listen) to government mandated warnings for consumer products such as cigarettes to today’s tendency to provide warnings for every conceivable hazard imaginable. The course will explain these warnings within the context of personal...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Appellate Developments in NYS Landlord Tenant Law: Installment #1

Famed commentator and landlord-tenant practitioner Dov Treiman examines recent developments in Landlord Tenant Appellate Law. In this one hour installment, Mr. Treiman covers: London Terrace Gardens, L.P. v. Heller: Golub Notice Content Marina Tower Assoc., L.P. v. 325 Southend Corp.: Commercial Lease Renewal 49 Terrace Corp. v. Richardson: Stipulations Theodoli v. 170 E. 77th 1 LLC: Spoliation of Evidence Archstone Camargue I LLC v. Korte, Allowing Distressed Tenant Leeway Harv...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Appellate Developments in NYS Landlord Tenant Law: Installment #2

Famed commentator and landlord-tenant practitioner Dov Treiman examines recent developments in Landlord Tenant Appellate Law. In this one hour installment, Mr. Treiman covers: DFS of Springfield, Inc. v. DiMartino: Personal Jurisdiction Golden Mtn. Realty Inc. v. Severino: Forum for L&T Disputes Windy Acres Farm, Inc. v. Penepent: Propriety of Conditional Limitations Goldcrest Realty Co. v. 61 Bronx Riv. Rd. Owners, Inc.: Propriety of Conditional Limitations Gaia by the Park LLC v...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Medicare Lien Issues for Insurance Defense Counsel

In 2007, the federal government amended the long-ignored Medicare Secondary Payer Statute 42 USC § 1395y(b)(2) (“MSP”) to empower Medicare to recover funds from liability settlements and lawsuits. Regardless of how a settlement agreement characterizes the damages, the amended law allows Medicare to recover directly from the plaintiff’s law firm, the defendant’s insurer or the defendant’s law firm, even if the defendant or the insurer already paid the plaintiff. Additionally, the amendment esta...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Transforming the E-Discovery Process

E-Discovery is often treated as a reactive activity without defined, repeatable processes, resulting in missed deadlines, lost evidence and miscommunications that can all lead to wasted time, increased internal costs and potential legal sanctions. As industry experts have pointed out, in-house legal must start treating e-discovery as a business process. Business process management, a discipline traditionally applied to non-legal functions, offers legal professionals remarkable improvements in...

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Analysis of the New York City Rent Stabilization Code Amendments

Famed commentator and landlord-tenant practitioner Dov Treiman examines the January 8, 2014 amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code. Topics include: Institutionalization of the Tenant Protection Unit; Setting the rents in buildings entering rent regulation after having been New York City sponsored cooperatives; A new requirement that preferential rents and the claimed legal rent both be set forth in all leases and lease renewals where there is a preferential rent and a procedure f...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Strategies for Conducting Effective and Legally Compliant Interviews

The process of selecting and interviewing candidates for employment is fraught with legal risk. For instance, governmental agencies and plaintiffs’ lawyers are increasingly focused on potential barriers to employment, such as businesses that engage in unlawful discrimination or who fail to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. This program will discuss best practices for employers to avoid common pitfalls during the interviewing and recruitment process....

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Insights into the Latest Litigation and E-Discovery Cost Trends

Are annual litigation expenses increasing and, if so, which industries are most likely to be impacted? Should companies be concerned about the prospect of regulatory investigations? How much does the duty to preserve electronic data cost organizations? Validated information about the sources of litigation-related costs offers legal department leaders the opportunity to make needed changes to their operations. In this CLE presentation, a panel of experts from University of Chicago Law S...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Issues Arising in Arbitration

Generally, arbitration is used as a means to avoid the financial burdens and exhaustive process imposed by a court battle. Yet even arbitration has its complications, and both attorneys litigating arbitration and the arbitrators themselves must be well-versed in the issues before initiating arbitration proceedings. This CLE course, presented by Leslie Trager, a seasoned arbitrator of 20 years, will offer an in-depth review of arbitration issues including remedies for non-payment by a p...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Representing Owners in Construction Matters

The notion of customer protection takes on special significance in construction matters, where owners find themselves at the mercy of contractors and construction companies. This CLE course will explain how to protect your clients by mapping the complex interrelationships between parties involved, and offering a thorough review of contracts and the critical clauses that must be included. The course begins with an explanation of each of the parties involved, the negotiation and construc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cyber Exposure: An Attorneys Guide to Ensuring and Insuring Data Confidentiality

The restrictions regarding attorney client privilege are fairly well-known. But as more and more information becomes accessible with just a few keystrokes, maintaining that level of confidentiality has become increasingly difficult. This CLE course will instruct attorneys on how to protect sensitive information from security breaches by assessing current security systems against both internal and external threats. The course will review the various IT risks and remediation approaches,...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Appellate Process at the New York State Appellate Division

The New York State Appellate Division, First, Second, Third and Fourth Departments have many rules and regulations, some official, some less so, with which attorneys must comply when perfecting their appeals. This CLE course will explain the process and elaborate on the intricacies of that which is required when filing in any of these four Courts. Presenters begin by focusing on the preparation and timely filing of the Notice of Appeal and accompanying documents. They continue by enume...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Mechanic's Liens - What's It All About?

Mechanic's Liens are a powerful tool to secure monies due contractors and others who provide labor and materials to improve real property. This CLE course will provide an exhaustive discourse on the use of mechanic's liens on both public and private improvements, as well as the steps that owners may take to respond to the liens. Stuart Zisholtz, Esq. will begin by discussing general principles of the lien law, and will proceed with an examination of work covered, lienable property, enforcement a...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

The Twenty-Two Most Frequently Posed Questions to Title Underwriters

The first title insurance company was formed in Pennsylvania in 1853. Since that time, title insurance has become a requisite step in the purchase of real estate throughout the United States and the laws, requirements, guidelines and protocols have become vast and increasingly complex. This CLE course will address the most frequently asked questions to title underwriters, thereby offering a comprehensive explanation of title insurance, issues of ownership, trusts and estates, judgments,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Judicial Perspectives on the Proposed FRCP E-Discovery Amendments

E-Discovery has given rise to numerous legal issues and disputes. One currently dominating the news is FRCP E-Discovery Amendments. To date, vague standards and companies’ concerns about infractions have bred uncertainty and a culture of overprotection, which these amendments should be aimed to correct. This CLE course will explain the proposed amendments, where we currently stand in the process, the specifics of the amendments, the protections they offer, guidelines they establish and how the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Litigating a Failure to Warn Claim in a Products Liability and Personal Injury Case

The vast majority of product liability and/or personal injury lawsuits in the United States include a failure to warn claim. This CLE course, led by author and internationally acclaimed expert Dr. Gerald Goldhaber, will present a brief history of warnings as they’ve evolved from the turn of the 20th century until today, including codes, standards, regulations and best practices in developing and evaluating warnings and safety communications. Dr. Goldhaber will present a general strategy and o...

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Cross-Examination of the Negative Defense Medical Examination

In the trial of a personal injury action, the defendant's insurance carrier will invariably hire litigation doctors on its behalf to examine the plaintiff in order to testify at trial for the purpose of assisting in the defense of the case with respect to the damages suffered by the plaintiff. These "hired guns" will opine that: the plaintiff did not sustain any injury as a result of the subject incident and/or has made a complete recovery. These highly paid professional witnesses are usuall...

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Donald Sterling & the NBA: Speech, Property Rights, Antitrust and the Law of Professional Sports Leagues

The controversial statements of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, that were recorded and now have become the basis of his potentially being banned for life from the NBA and forced to sell his team, one he bought for $12 million dollars but one that may be worth more than one billion dollars provides a backdrop for an examination of the power of commissioners and the law that underpins professional sports leagues in North America. Who should watch this CLE? Anyone who is int...

General Credits
1
Price$50

ABA Ethical Rule Amendments: Changing Attorneys’ Relationship with Technology

In today’s fast-moving digital age, attorneys must understand technology – both its capabilities and limitations – to competently and diligently represent clients. This CLE program will discuss the American Bar Association’s recently approved new amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and associated commentary to address technology’s growing role in the legal profession. Among other things, speakers will discuss the impact of the amendments, which broaden the definition of “comp...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Car Accident Case

This CLE program gives an attorney a complete overview of handling a car accident case, with particular emphasis on New York State. From meeting with the client and extracting vital information to the handling of the Personal Injury Protection claim to putting the case into a lawsuit, this lecture touches on just about every well-known issue that needs to be addressed. The lecture includes cost benefit analysis that must be taken into account upon accepting a case and whether a case is...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Preserving Issues In The Trial Court

While no attorney prepares to lose at trial, they are required to prepare for that possibility. Attorneys not well-versed in the rules and regulations of the appeals process may not realize the importance of preserving issues from the very beginning. From the original plea to the conclusion of trial, preserving issues is one of the most critical features in determining the course of a future appeal and failure to preserve might doom an appeal at the outset. This informative CLE course...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Rule 506 and Equity Crowdsourcing: New Opportunities with a Cost

With the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”), securities issuers of all sizes are bound by new rules and regulations which also create new opportunities for fundraising within an evolving compliance regime. The new rules started to take effect in July 2013, when the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a private offering exemption under which issuers and their agents are permitted to use general advertising and general solicitation to find investors. These new...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Use of Subpoenas in Arbitration and their Enforcement

In today’s world of national and international commerce, it is common for a party to want information and testimony from a person or entity not a party or employed by a party. But the law regarding the issuance of subpoenas for arbitration depends on a statute passed early in the 20th century when commerce was far more limited. This CLE course is designed to show the process for using subpoenas in arbitration, and the limits and difficulties which may be encountered in their use.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Breathing Life Into the Dreaded Justification Defense

The justification defense is not the go-to strategy of most criminal defense attorneys. In that it pre-supposes the client’s admission of a criminal act, most attorneys would advise their client that taking a plea is the safer route. But attorneys who ignore the great potential of the justification defense may not be acting in the best interests of their client. This CLE course presented by Jeffrey Schwartz, will explain why with a thorough explanation of the justification defense, how...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation & Municipal Court Practice

Are you a newly admitted New Jersey attorney or an experienced New Jersey attorney seeking a refresher course in the basics of civil litigation and Municipal Court practice? Are you an out-of-state attorney who has a pending civil or Municipal Court matter in the New Jersey courts? This two part seminar will cover civil litigation in the New Jersey courts, as well as how to handle a case in the Municipal Courts of New Jersey. The first part of the seminar will cover topics such as the...

General Credits
2
Price$100

What’s Your Story? Defending a White Collar Client

It is generally thought that white collar cases lack the mystery and intrigue inherent in other criminal cases. However, the strategic approach required to successfully defend a white collar case is perhaps more nuanced than those of other criminal cases. This CLE course will explain everything you need to know about defending a white collar case, including strategic approaches to pre-trial presentations, pre-trial discovery, and joint defense interaction. The course will center on...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Bankruptcy Basics: Chapter 11 and Reorganization

In this economy, bankruptcies, both personal and corporate have become more commonplace. This CLE explores the various kinds of bankruptcies, with a focus on the many tools that chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code offers. The course will assist attorneys on when it is appropriate to advise clients to explore its bankruptcy options, and when it may be too late to do so. It will also provide lawyers representing creditors of bankrupt entities with a brief summary of their rights an...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Critical Events in a Medical Malpractice Case: From Initial Client Interview Through Trial

This CLE program will focus on potentially problematic issues in the development of a medical malpractice claim from the initial interview through trial. The types of cases which can be successfully resolved, versus those to avoid, the initial evaluation of the case and selection of an expert, discovery matters and the trial of the case, including objections, direct and cross examination of witnesses, evidentiary issues, including hearsay, and openings and closings will be discussed. Topi...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How Assets Pass Upon Death

There are various ways that a decedent's assets may pass or transfer title upon his/her death. This CLE course will familiarize attorneys with the basics of how a decedent's assets may pass or transfer upon his/her death either by contract via non-probate, the titling of an account, beneficiary designation, intestate succession or by will. This course will provide an overview of these types of transfers and the issues that may arise depending upon the decedent's circumstances. This course will...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Fundamentals of Pleading Practice in State and Federal Court

Detailed, precise, and accurate initial pleadings form the cornerstone of your case. From filing the initial writ or complaint to responsive pleadings such as the answer and new matter, each step in the process is crucial. This CLE course will teach you everything you need to know about the initial pleading stages of a case in both federal and state court. This course will explain what to do, and when to do it at each stage of the initial pleading process. The course covers, state cour...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Winning Nursing Home Claims: A Practical Guide

There has been no scarcity of stories of claims against nursing homes for neglect and abuse. And with an aging population creating a drastic rise in those requiring nursing home care, the number of legal claims is rising as well. This CLE course will offer a thorough review of the proper procedures for litigating these causes of action beginning with conducting a thorough evaluation of the claim, choosing the correct parties to serve as defendants and preparing experts with care. The...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Litigation of the Arts: Conflict Resolution & Regulation in Fine Arts & Installations

Join a diverse faculty for the 6th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute, as they discuss many of the hot-button issues affecting the art world today. Topics to be discussed include: PANEL 1: Regulation of Art Not-for-Profits PANEL 2: The Law of Hans Haacke's Art and the Art of Hans Haacke's Law PANEL 3: Installation Art PANEL 4: Trademarks in Fine Art PANEL 5: Fair Use and Appropriation After Prince PANEL 6: 3D Printing in the Arts -- With Live Demonstra...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

Proving a Federal Social Security Disability Claim

Submitting a federal social security disability claim can be an overwhelming catastrophe of paperwork and bureaucracy for the uninformed. Take this CLE course to understand how the process works and how to navigate it successfully. The course will review the protocol for submitting federal social security disability claims, how to present burden of proof, the submission of evidence, the importance of work history and specific strategies for success. A review of relevant case history wi...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What to Reasonably Expect in the Coming Years from the Reasonable Expectations of the Insured Doctrine

The reasonable expectations of the insured doctrine is one of the most controversial legal theories of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and has been a frequent topic among commentators, receiving both high praise and scathing criticism. Despite the continued analysis, the REI doctrine continues to evade a universal understanding or clear definition. A few recent cases have completely rejected the REI doctrine, casting doubt on the doctrine’s continued existence. Listen as Arthur J....

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Cross-Examination of a Hostile Witness

Witness testimony is perhaps one of the most unpredictable elements in any trial. The testimony from a hostile witness can be both unpredictable and risky, making the cross examination of a “cooperating” witness a treacherous, challenging adventure for even the most skilled practitioner. This CLE course will offer guidelines to master the art of an effective cross-examination of even the most hostile of witnesses, tools for structuring and conducting a cross-examination and various strategies...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Handling the DWI Case in New York: DMV Regulations

On September 25, 2012, the Department of Motor Vehicles published new regulations that dramatically increased the penalties for people convicted of Driving While Intoxicated. They did this by creating “waiting periods” for people applying for relicensure who had served their statutory revocation. Essentially, some motorists will be required to wait an additional 5 years beyond the revocation mandated by statute, depending on how many convictions they have in the previous 25 years. Other moto...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Federal Criminal Practice Institute

Join judges from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, Clerks and Chief Executives of the Courts, seasoned federal criminal practitioners and academics at this program specifically designed for state criminal practitioners seeking to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and develop a federal criminal practice. This program will also serve as a good refresher for federal criminal practitioners interested in hearing about the latest i...

Total Credits
13
Incl. 3 Ethics
Price$425

What Litigators and In-House Counsel Need to Know about Computer Assisted-Review (CAR)

Technology knows no bounds as it seems that even reading and analysis has gone the way of the computer. With CAR—Computer Assisted Review, legal documents can be reviewed with the click of the button. But how accurate are these systems? Are we losing in thoroughness what we’re making up in speed? This cutting edge CLE course will provide a basic introduction to computer-assisted document review including emerging legal standards from recent court decisions. Topics include: An introduc...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Best Practices for Privacy and Security of Data for Law Firms

Most people have discovered that the flip side of a world where information is available at the touch of a button is one where private information is virtually unprotected. And yet law firms, who have an obligation of confidentiality, are often unaware of how susceptible they are to cyber theft. This CLE course, imperative for any practicing attorney, will explain the measures and policies that must be employed to ensure client information confidentiality and defend against breaches of securit...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Identifying and Avoiding Social Media Traps for Lawyers

Today, many lawyers use social media not only to stay in touch with friends and family, but also to build their professional reputations and market their practices. As lawyers expand their presence on social media, however, they must confront confusing questions about how to translate their ethical obligations to the virtual world. To make matters worse, lawyers are starting to face disciplinary charges, sanctions, and embarrassing publicity for a variety of missteps on social media. This CLE...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Social Media Platform Rules: A Legal Guide

As more and more advertising moves to social media, it's important to understand the different platform rules before embarking on a new campaign. Who owns what's posted. How to interact with your followers. How to disclose endorsements or sponsorships. And who's responsible for user-posted content. The platforms often impose requirements that are different or stricter than those imposed by law. Don't miss this rundown of what you need to know including: Which rules are common across p...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Native Advertising and Brand Integration into Content: Navigating the Issues and Liabilities

The integration of brands into content, entertainment, media, and websites is the goal of most advertisers today. Content providers are under tremendous pressure to push the envelope on separating editorial from advertising. Marketing communications are being created by the media. Sponsorships and adjacencies abound. These changes in how brands are relating to and creating content create new risks for both publishers and brands. Don't miss this presentation by one of the country's t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Winning Cases in Federal Court – Part 2. Discovery

NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committee, Program Chair Joel Silverstein, Stern & Kilcullen, LLC and this year’s Judicial Co-Chair Hon. Paul A. Crotty, SDNY will reprise the ever popular Winning Cases in Federal Court. A panel of seasoned federal litigator will share their tips and techniques for successfully trying cases in federal court. The unique feature of the program is that after each litigator gives his or her presentation, Judge Crotty will provide his perspective and insights with A View Fro...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Winning Cases in Federal Court – Part 1, The Trial

NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committee, Program Chair Joel Silverstein, Stern & Kilcullen, LLC and this year’s Judicial Co-Chair Hon. Paul A. Crotty, SDNY will reprise the ever popular Winning Cases in Federal Court. A panel of seasoned federal litigator will share their tips and techniques for successfully trying cases in federal court. The unique feature of the program is that after each litigator gives his or her presentation, Judge Crotty will provide his perspective and insights with A View Fro...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Hot Issues and Litigation Strategy Involving Preference Claims

As more companies fall victim to a declining economy, the issue of preference claims has become increasingly ubiquitous. This CLE course will explain how to protect against or prosecute claims of preferential payments made by a creditor before a debtor’s declaration of bankruptcy. The course will explain how to advise companies prior to and after the filing of a bankruptcy of the common and not so common pitfalls in the plaintiff’s case in chief, as well as the effect of § 503(b)(9) (Administr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Development Rights Transactions

In the City of New York, development rights can be sold and moved –even the air above a property is subject to transfer and sale. But how do the skyscrapers get so tall? The answer often involves the as-of-right transfer of development rights between two adjacent properties sharing a lot line. Such transactions are mapped out and executed with precision requiring substantial due diligence and no small amount of documentation. This CLE course by a top New York City land use lawyer w...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Trusts and Estates – The Title Perspective

What factors run through a title underwriter’s mind when considering whether to insure a conveyance out of an estate or out of a trust? What is the “law” governing such conveyances? As Benjamin Franklin noted, “…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” In this seminar, we will consider the first of Franklin’s certainties, death, and how decedents and the strategies which they and their advisers use to avoid the impact of the second certainty, taxes. The ty...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Role of Written Representations in M&A Contracts

Representations are key components of every M&A transaction. The Role of Written Representations in M&A Contracts is a course that focuses on clearly expressing and understanding the nuances associated with expressing written representations in M&A contracts. Topics covered include: making representations qualifications and exceptions to representations the use of disclosure schedules updating representations and disclosure schedules "bringing down" representations at closing an...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Developments in Copyright Law: A Recap of Significant Recent Cases

As the market becomes ever more global and the transfer and duplication of information becomes a matter of a click, copyright laws have been rushing to catch up to the issues. This CLE course presents a series of recent and very significant copyright cases that have arisen. Topics include: the recent Second Circuit decision in Viacom v. YouTube the Supreme Court's decision in a case involving the First Sale Doctrine the latest word in appropriation art from the Second Circuit a deci...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Appealing and Litigating Health Care and Long-Term Disability Insurance Denials

Regardless of how comprehensive your medical insurance may be, no plan covers everything and even some seemingly innocuous claims may be rejected, particularly those that involve long-term care. That is why it’s critical to understand the appeal and litigation process for health care and long-term disability claims. In this CLE course, David Trueman reviews the various types of insurance and the primary components of general policies before delving into the processes and procedures for appeali...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case – Part 2

Learn from a panel of experts how to handle an employment discrimination case. Part 2 will cover the following topics: Mediation in Employment Discrimination Cases Pre-Trial and trial Strategy from the Plaintiff’s Perspective Pre-Trial and trial Strategy from the Defendant’s Perspective

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Piercing the Corporate Veil: When Can Owners Be Personally Liable?

The hard rule of law is that a corporation is liable for its debts and contractual obligations and the shareholders are not liable. But sometimes a party dealing with a corporation might be able to reach the shareholders’ pockets to collect a corporate liability. It is critical that corporate lawyers and litigators on both sides of the litigation understand the principles of when the courts will “pierce the corporate veil” and how to pursue or to defend against such a claim. This rivetin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case – Part 1

Learn from a panel of experts how to handle an employment discrimination case. Part 1 will cover the following topics: Part 1 – Pre-trial Issues Overview of Agency Practice Drafting a Complaint and Answer Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff’s Perspective Discovery Tips from the defendant’s perspective

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Hot Ethical Topics in Tort Law

Join a panel of ethicists as they discuss the hot button ethical issues of concern to tort lawyers today, including the ethical parameters of using social media and the ethical limitations in charging, collecting and sharing fees.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Legal and Practical Considerations for Recruiting, Vetting and Hiring Professional Employees

Though it seems somewhat accepted practice to engage in minor fabrications when applying for a job, for those doing the hiring, it remains problematic. For attorneys, who must contend with severe ethical regulations and privacy laws, it is increasingly imperative to safeguard against bad hires. This CLE course will teach practical tips for attorneys on how to use pre-employment background checks to maintain a rigid hiring process that conforms to the highest standards of legal complian...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Swiss Banks, Smuggling and Other Asset Recovery Issues

In its 2007 National Money Laundering Strategy report, the U.S. government estimated that as much as $36 billion annually from just the former Soviet Union, was being secretly transferred through U.S. bank accounts and U.S. shell companies. Besides using U.S. bank accounts and shell companies, kleptocrats, Ponzi schemers, divorcing spouses, etc., can of course conceal assets by parking them in Swiss or other foreign bank accounts. This program analyzes how bank secrecy laws, multiple jurisdic...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Laws Of Arbitration As It Applies to Rabbinical Courts

A client request for representation in rabbinical court, known as Beit Din, may not be a daily occurrence, but when it does happen, attorneys had best be prepared. Though not by any means antiquated, the rabbinical court system has rules and regulations that most attorneys are unfamiliar with. This CLE course will explain the proper procedures for navigating the rabbinical court system, and will explain the relevant arbitration agreements and processes as well as the relationship between the s...

General Credits
1
Price$50

When Brotherly Love Goes Wrong: Defending Against Constructive Trust Claims

One of the first things lawyers learn is that no one can claim an interest in another's real estate without a deed or a written contract. Surprisingly, there is an exception to the rule. Constructive trusts, often filed by disgruntled family members, can tie up real estate claims for years and cost your clients dearly. This comprehensive CLE course will explain constructive trusts and their elements, notices of pendency, and perhaps most importantly, how to defend against constructive trusts...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

A Guide to Ethical Billing Practices and Retainer Agreements

Attorney client relationships are based on many factors, but underlying it all is a business transaction. And like all business transactions, payment for services rendered is an essential factor. But as billing systems and retainer agreements have become more complicated, they have also come under greater scrutiny. It has become far more common for disciplinary authorities to inspect these agreements and incur significant penalties for those who violate the rules. This informative CLE course,...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Basic Bankruptcy Law

In this difficult economic climate, it is more important than ever for attorneys to know the basics of consumer bankruptcy law and how they can protect their clients and their assets. Topics discussed include: Conducting the client meeting; Deciding whether Bankruptcy is the proper option for your client; Evaluating which Chapter to file for Bankruptcy under; Satisfying the Attorney's responsibilities; Satisfying the "means test"; Ethical Issues

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Junk Science or a Ticket to Freedom: An Analysis of Forensic Evidence

The rapid progress in forensic sciences should be providing more accurate identifications, less arguable evidence and greater clarity in criminal prosecution. But shockingly, the two primary issues that have circulated around forensic sciences in criminal cases are its tendency to exonerate previously convicted individuals and the many reports attesting to the lack of scientific basis for its use. In this riveting and of-the-moment CLE course, renowned attorney Jeffrey Schwartz offers a comprehe...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Law School Litigation

The number of law schools that have been the subject of lawsuits is perhaps the greatest irony. But to date, over 15 schools have been brought before a judge. Many of the lawsuits were the result of the schools’ misrepresenting their students’ grades, accomplishments or salaries. This CLE course reviews the various cases, the theories of liability and the plaintiff’s seeking of damages.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction to New Jersey Family Law Practice

Putting aside the emotional turmoil of divorce, the dissolution of a marriage is very much a legal proceeding. A thorough understanding of all the materials, procedures and elements is essential to the successful representation of your client. This CLE course will offer a comprehensive review of the practice of Family Law in NJ. The course will cover everything from attorney/client relationship and retainers to ethics, options for mediation and New Jersey Court Rules Section 5 and Stat...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Introduction to New Jersey Municipal Court Practice

The Municipal Courts, though of limited jurisdiction, has its own rules and systems. It is therefore incumbent upon attorneys to understand the inner workings of the Municipal Court, its policies and procedures and to adhere to them. This CLE course will introduce attorneys to the Municipal Court System in NJ and explain New Jersey Court Rule Section 7, charges cognizable in Municipal Court, the framework for complaints, and how to navigate procedural issues, failure to appear, guilty...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Jersey Civil Trial Practice

Regardless of how seasoned the attorney, the key to a successful civil trial is preparation. There is simply no substitute for a well-prepared, well-organized case. This CLE course will outline everything the trial attorney needs to do to ensure they are ready for any situation that might arise. The course will outline step-by-step exactly when to submit pre-trial motions and claims, witness lists and briefs and will explain how and when to prepare witnesses, testimonies, exhibits and evidence...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Eyewitness Identification in NY: Remaining Controversies, Emerging Issues and the Path Forward for Judicial Gatekeeping

Proceeding from the perspective of the problem of wrongful convictions, the largest portion of which are attributable to misidentifications, participants will discuss recent developments in the law respecting eyewitness identification evidence, including the admissibility of testimony of experts and eyewitnesses, and an assessment of proposed reforms in the field. Topics to be addressed include overview of legal history and update on the current law and practice on eyewitness identific...

General Credits
2.5
Price$100

Red-Hot Issues in New Jersey Practice

Issues that are decided by New Jersey Courts are significant in many ways. Each of the cases and attendant issues that seasoned attorney Peter J. Kurshan discusses in this CLE presentation warrants your attention. The topics at bar include ethics, affidavits of merit, fee shifiting, negligent infliction of emotional distress, consumer fraud, dismissals for not providing discovery and the Entire Controversy Doctrine. Peter offers a rapid fire overview of these, and other subject areas. This is...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How To Balance E-Discovery Requirements and Cloud Computing Challenges with Ethical Compliance

Cloud computing is becoming more and more common place -- both in the business world and the legal profession. Yet with this method of delivery of computing and storage capacity comes a new set of ethical dilemmas that must be addressed, including issues of protecting privacy, trademarks and trade secrets; issues involving sharing of data and compliance; ethical issues regarding storage; security concerns -- and more. A panel of experts will use real world examples to discuss the hot button et...

Ethics Credits
2.25
Price$125

Mobile Apps: The Legal Issues

These days, whatever the need, there's an app for it. This cutting-edge CLE course, presented by technology attorney Glen Westerback, explores the legal issues involved in the development and distribution of mobile apps. The course explains what apps are and how they are monetized, and describes important differences between common mobile app platforms, including Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. The course also explores several other issues relevant to mobile app producers, including: securi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Summary Proceedings in New York: Disclosure, Devices & Delays

In this fascinating CLE course, noted author, commentator, and practitioner Dov Treiman takes you through the restrictions both statutes and decisions have placed on getting information from the other side in local court eviction proceedings. Mr. Treiman shows you both the direct and indirect approaches to getting that information and when the search for it can lead to ethical problems. In his accompanying materials, Mr. Treiman cites to dozens of cases giving you all the nuances of the fiel...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Facebook in the Workplace: The Intersection of Social Media and Employment Law

The rise in our use of Social Media is shocking in its extreme as are the many arguments over its overall effect in the way our society communicates. The impact is felt in all sectors of society but it is with regards to the workplace that a slew of laws have arisen to protect employees and employers and ensure a safe work environment. This CLE course will review those laws and explore trends in social media and its impact on the workplace. The course, presented by esteemed attorneys J...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Tweeting, Friending, Advertising and Connecting: A Lawyer’s Ethical Guidelines for Social Media Use

Tweeting, friending and connecting on Linkedin don’t seem like activities that should require substantial ethical boundaries. But as social media has become a primary vehicle for marketing not just ourselves and our law practice but also for researching parties, witnesses and juries, ethical ramifications have begun to arise. In this timely CLE course, renowned attorneys Jeffrey I. Pasek & Michael C. Schmidt present the legal ethics of social media within the context of using social me...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Accounting Principles for Attorneys: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Lawyers tend to be persuasive, argumentative and polished. But when it comes to the rules of accounting and taxation, even the best arguments will fall short in the face of steadfast rules and principles. This CLE course will explain the basic accounting principles every lawyer must know from the organizations that set the rules and standards to arranging a corporate capital structure. The course will explain stockholder equity, liabilities, long term investments, funds and assets, how t...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

E-Discovery and Ethics: technology assisted reviews, predictive coding, the judicial role and ethical considerations

A diverse panel of experts including a US magistrate, practitioners, an ethicist and a discovery solutions expert will provide a primer on technology-assisted reviews, predictive coding, current case law and the ethical problems that are inherent in using e-discovery software. Some of the issues which will be addressed include: Defensibility/Validation of technology-assisted reviews Reasonableness of predictive coding: advantages; impact of size of data set Different types of techno...

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

New York Family Law Update

A much needed and informative update on Family Law, this CLE course is essential to any practitioner. Presented by Steve Abel, Esq., founding member of the new Academy of Professional Family Mediators with 35 years of experience as a divorce mediator and family law attorney, the course covers the most important recent cases and statutes. Included in the course is a review of recent updates to the Marriage Equality Act, child support minimums, and social security tax reductions. The cour...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Service of Process in the Digital Age: Understanding the New Process Server Regulations

Learn from a panel of experts about the new process server regulations requiring the carrying and operating of an electronic device that records GPS locations while serving process; requires the transmittal of completed records automatically to an independent third party contractor; and provides new requirements on the electronic storage of the regulations on litigants and law firms from the perspective of a NYC judge, litigator and a process server.

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

The Americans with Disabilities Act: How to Win Your Case Using Good Faith

In the day and age of political correctness, one would think that accommodations for people with disabilities would be standard. And yet, the requirements and precedents for demanding reasonable and effective accommodations are often overlooked by attorneys. This timely CLE course will explain the requirements and precedents as well as the history of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the importance of utilizing the option for mediation and the impact that the statute of limitations has...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Depositions: Procedures and Strategies

A good deposition can be the key to a successful outcome. From witness prep to effective use of transcripts, each step in the process is critical. This CLE course will teach you everything you need to know about depositions and how to defend them as well as how to avoid the most common problems in deposing witnesses. This course will explain when, why and how to take depositions, tips for ensuring a clear record for motions and trials, strategies for preparing witnesses, defending them and eff...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Happy Together: A Guide to Aggregate Settlements

An agreed upon settlement is generally the preferred method of resolving legal disputes. But as hard as it is to get two people to agree on terms, when there’s a third party involved, the complexities can be enormous. And the issues don’t end with a settlement. Aggregate settlements are just that—two or more parties represented by the same lawyer, all agreeing to resolution of claims, defenses or pleas. This CLE course will offer a complete review of Aggregate Settlements, the applicab...

Total Credits
1.25
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$75

Mass Torts: Viability Evaluation in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Toxic Tort Litigation

In a culture where lawsuits are often a client’s first response, it’s essential to evaluate potential cases on the basis of firm criteria. This is particularly important with regards to pharmaceutical, medical device and toxic tort litigation. While a person’s pain and suffering are certainly relevant issues, the viability of a claim rests on others. This CLE course will explain the criteria to consider when evaluating the viability of a mass tort litigation with regards to these areas and wil...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Taking the iPad to Court

The pervasiveness of the iPad in today’s culture is undeniable. With over 40 million sold worldwide since its launch, it is estimated that by 2015, Apple will have shipped 150 million iPads. And while many manufacturers have since developed similar tablets, there’s no question of Apple’s dominance in the market. In fact, even in those sectors that have customarily resisted its allure, the iPad is making headway. The most notable of these is with regards to law. Reports have shown that a growin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Googled Verdict: Jury Impartiality in the Search Engine Age

Easy access to information has many benefits. We are more informed, more aware and hopefully more knowledgeable about what is happening in our neighborhoods, our cities and around the world. And yet, our easy access to information can have a disabling effect on one of the country’s most venerable institutions—the legal process’ trial by jury. A juror’s ability to search for information on the court case he is sitting on raises serious questions about impartiality, courtroom control and the jud...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The New Power of Attorney Laws and Planning Your Estate

Power of Attorney is a critical component in estate planning. Without a durable power of attorney, there is no guarantee that your wishes will be carried out, and no one to speak on your behalf. This CLE course will explain recent changes as well as amendments to the changes in the laws governing powers of attorney and how they may be implemented effectively. The course will explain the distinction between the old and new POA, review the difference between a power of attorney, principal and ag...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Finding The Perfect Client: A Guideline to Personal Injury Representation

While there are many courses that offer advice on how to be the perfect attorney, few focus on what is perhaps a more critical issue—the perfect client. When it comes to personal injury cases, client issues abound and it’s crucial to assess the situation before taking on a case. This CLE course will outline the myriad potential issues from how an attorney enlists clients, how to determine which clients to represent and the viability of client claims. Included in this course is: Sources f...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Advantages of Bankruptcy for Corporations and Investors

Today’s fiscal crisis has made the potential for bankruptcy a shocking reality for many. Few corporations or individuals are prepared for the complexities and procedural issues the process entails. This informative CLE course will outline the various benefits to corporations, investors and debtors in filing for Chapter 11. The course will also explain different types of bankruptcies and explain how to reclassify secured debt into unsecured debt, the process for the free and clear sale of asset...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basic Patent Law for Non-Practitioners: What Every Attorney Should Know

It seems that not a day goes when by someone doesn’t come up with the “next big thing.” Even if your product doesn’t change the world, you certainly don’t want someone else taking credit for it. This CLE course on patent law will explain the importance of patents, the different types of patent protections and the patent application process. The course will also review: Patent vs. Intellectual Property Typical Lifespan of Patents Preventing Loss of Rights Legal Requirements for Patenta...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Mastering Medicare Set-Aside: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

An exciting opportunity for practitioners to learn in-depth about Medicare Set Aside Arrangements. National Elder Law expert Robert Brogan, Esq. offers an in-depth CLE review of this dynamic area of law and presents ample written materials from national leaders in Medicaid and Special Needs planning which will explain the interplay between Medicare and Medicaid. A riveting and informative video and other materials will provide you with the information you need to analyze the core question of w...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

How to Run a Productive Plaintiff's PI/Workers Compensation Law Firm

Practicing law and running a business are two very different things and each involves its own set of skills. As more and more attorneys are discovering, without the skills of the latter, it’s difficult to make a success of the former. Managing a case load of personal injury and workers compensation matters can be demanding, especially in light of the day-to-day issues that arise, some more explosive than others. Running a successful injury law firm requires a global approach with excellent org...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Going Global: A Lawyers Guide to Emerging Markets

Globalization is a trend that affects every aspect of our lives today. From politics and religion to finances and law, every industry has somehow been impacted. As this trend grows, companies are beginning to take advantage of the inherent opportunities and expand into foreign markets. Clearly, the ramifications are enormous. This riveting and engagingly delivered CLE seminar looks at the challenges, rewards and pitfalls of opening an office in a foreign country—particularly in an emerging mar...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating New York’s New No Fault Divorce

The recent sweeping change to New York Domestic Relations Law promises to have a powerful impact on family law practitioners. This informative CLE lecture, presented by esteemed matrimonial attorney Rachel Weissman, will discuss New York’s new no-fault divorce law, reviewing various provisions of the legislation and their effect on parties seeking a divorce in New York. Topics include no-fault grounds (“relationship irretrievably broken”), mandatory temporary maintenance and post divorce main...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cross Examination of Police Officers and Detectives: A Tactical Guide

A fascinating and practical guide for any attorney who faces the police or detectives on cross-examinations, this CLE course presented by Jeffrey Schwartz will study the psychological and professional aspects of this critical part of any trial. The course reviews both the general responsibilities and work-a-day world of the average officer as well as typical police mentality and how to utilize these insights. The course will outline specific strategies to develop a tactical advantage over off...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethical Issues Shared Between Public Interest Lawyers and Private Lawyers

This fascinating CLE course explores the myriad ethical issues that arise as an attorney transitions between the public and private sectors or vice versa. Presented by Frankfurt Kurnit and The Bronx Defenders, Ethical Issues Shared Between Public Interest Lawyers and Private Lawyers reviews relevant guidelines and case law such as the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics, The State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Legal Aftermath of Tragedy: Review and Developments in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

Though the memories of that tragic day remain fixed in our minds, our judicial system’s efforts to properly compensate the victims of 9/11 are an ongoing process. This riveting CLE course, presented by 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorney Troy G. Rosasco, will review the most recent updates to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. The course will include the most recent updates to the Act, including the appointment of new “Special Master” Sheila Birnbaum and new Zadroga Act draf...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Basics of New Jersey Research and How to Be a Zealous Advocate

Take a tour through the legal research resources available for New Jersey practitioners including primary sources (cases, constitutions, legislation, statutes, administrative codes, administrative decisions, etc.) Explore the question, "what kind of advocate will you be" with Professor Franzeze as she examines the attributes that make a good lawyer - integrity, service, humility, passion, command of the written word and a commitment to ethical behavior.

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Anatomy of a Deposition

The pre-trial deposition stage is a critical point in any litigation. Indeed many personal injury and commercial cases are either won or lost during the deposition phase. Our panel of experts provides practical guidance, while teaching basic deposition skills, techniques for handling commonly encountered problems, how to use depositions at trial and how to seek rulings from a trial judge. A demonstration of how to conduct a deposition is also re-enacted. Some of the specific issues addres...

General Credits
2.5
Price$100

e-Litigation for Dummies

A panel of experts provides an overview of what you need to know about the e-litigation revolution that is overtaking our courts – from e-filing to e-discovery to using electronic information in court. Understand the basics of how to e-file and serve litigation papers including summonses, complaints and motions, as well as the mandatory e-filing rules and how to pay court fees on-line. Learn how to obtain Electronically Stored information (ESI), effectively use computer experts to fi...

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$125

Building a Successful Partnership With In-House Counsel

This fascinating CLE course focuses on an oft-ignored but critical aspect of practicing law: the relationship between in-house and outside counsel. Presented by Mitchell Falber, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for ABC Carpet & Home, the course is designed to address both in-house attorneys and general attorneys who may be retained as outside counsel and is a first-hand look at the importance of creating and maintaining meaningful and constructive partnerships between attorn...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Handle a Wage and Hour Case

A panel of experts provides a comprehensive look at wage and hour cases, from the perspective of the New York State Department of labor, the US Department of Labor, the plaintiff and the defendant.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Cross Examination Techniques

Even well-planned cross examinations can go horribly awry. And while each case presents its own unique challenges, the key to preparing successful cross-examinations lies in following specific guidelines. In this CLE course, experienced defense attorney Benjamin Brafman will take you through each step of the preparation process. Drawing on his vast experience, including his involvement in the Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs case, Mr. Brafman will explain the basis for determining which witnesses to cr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trial Advocacy Techniques and Strategy: From Hearings to Verdict

Established criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Schwartz presents this essential and informative CLE lecture on the specific skills and techniques that characterize exceptional and consistently successful trial attorneys. Learn how these skills apply to trial phases including Openings, Summations, Voir Dire and Omnibus Hearings and explore how strategies are structured and styled to create a compelling, appealing trial presentation.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Topics in Legal Ethics in the Practice of New York Landlord-Tenant Law

Renowned landlord-tenant attorney Dov Treiman examines the various kinds of ethical issues peculiar to the landlord tenant practice. In this four hour lecture, Mr. Treiman stays away from high flown theory and presents practical resolutions to ethical situations, including citations to case law authority and forms that can be followed for making the argument that there is in actuality no issue. Mr. Treiman's style is conversational and comes across with the same kind of informality and humor...

Ethics Credits
3.5
Price$175

The Ethics of Today & Strategic Planning for Tomorrow: A Two Part Course

This two part CLE course begins with a discussion of the new ethical rules and standards. The course will review the 2009 updates to the rules on ethics and include a thorough study of the various ethical considerations as they relate to mining for Metadata as well as the new rules as they pertain to engagement letters. The course will also explore the resurgence of the complex section 487 of the Judiciary Law and disciplinary proceedings that have resulted from recent changes. The second part...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$75

Ethics in the Wake of the Rules of Professional Conduct

Ron Minkoff is one of New York State’s leading practitioners in the field of attorney ethics and professional responsibility. In this program, Mr. Minkoff updates recent developments in New York legal ethics and considers a wide array of real legal ethical problems drawn from various practice situations, illustrating the most important changes in New York’s ethic rules. This course will focus on a variety of new rules including rules governing allocation of authority between client and lawyer,...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Legal Pitfalls Relating to Public Relations & Online Media and How it Affects All Practitioners

Whether you’re involved in a high-profile, media frenzy case or the most common of lawsuits, there are a wide variety of ethical issues that arise in litigation proceedings. This engaging CLE course, presented by prominent defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, offers attorneys a complete and detailed look at the legal and ethical issues including public perception, disclosure and discussions of pending litigation, drafting, damage control and issues surrounding electronic communication.

Total Credits
1
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$75

Florida Legal Ethics

Every attorney, even those with years of experience, can find themselves facing an ethical dilemma. This crucial CLE seminar will instruct you in how to avoid ethical threats and safeguard yourself and your practice. With a detailed look at Florida’s rules for professional conduct, this on-demand course will teach proactive methods for avoiding claims of malpractice and what to do if you’re faced with them. Register today and you’ll gain: • Techniques to provide your clients with high-quality...

Ethics Credits
4
Price$175

Ethical Approach to Preparing or Coaching the Witness

The issue of how zealous an attorney can be when preparing a witness for trial continues to be a hot button issue, especially in light of the new New York Rules of Professional Conduct which became effective April 1, 2009. Using an interactive technique and video clips from popular films, the panel of experts discuss the boundaries of proper witness preparation, how much contact or coaching is too much, limits on prosecutor preparation of witnesses, and whether attorneys can compensate witness...

Ethics Credits
2.25
Price$100

Defending a Traffic Ticket in New York

In this CLE session, you will learn the ins and outs of the New York Traffic ticket defense in all New York State courts. Matisyahu Wolfberg, our New York Traffic Ticket lecturer, has resolved almost 10,000 traffic tickets over the past several years in almost every court in the state. Mr. Wolfberg will discuss the process of fighting speeding tickets and other violations from the not guilty plea through appeal. For more information about Matisyahu Wolfberg and fighting traffic tickets in N...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Franchising: Preparing a Franchise Disclosure Document

In any franchise agreement, Franchisors are required to provide Franchise Disclosure Agreements (FDD) to the Franchisee prior to purchase. This course will present detailed requirements and methods of preparing a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) taking into account both federal and state requirements. The course also provides practical advice on choice of venue, litigation forums and how to draft the FDD and the Franchise Agreement to protect the Franchisor from potential litigation from F...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What You Need to Know About Trying a Disc Injury Case

Traumatic and spinal disc injuries are among the most frequent and potentially significant, severe and catastrophic injuries suffered by plaintiffs in personal injury cases and petitioners in workers’ compensation cases. Representation of such clients requires not only the astute mind and skill of the trial lawyer, but it also requires knowledge of the medical aspects of such injuries to properly conduct a direct and cross examination of the medical witnesses. This course provides knowledge...

General Credits
6
Price$200

Lead Paint Litigation: A Plaintiff’s Guide

Every year thousands of children become casualties of lead poisoning. The injuries caused by lead poisoning can be devastating. Do you know what constitutes lead poisoning and how to successfully prosecute a lead poisoning case? Learn what lead poisoning is, how a child becomes poisoned with lead, what discovery you can obtain from the defendant and how to establish liability in a lead poisoning case. How do you counter the Anything But Lead (ABL) defense and prevent the defendant from impr...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Summation: A work in progress

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn strategies and practical tips from one of the country’s most prominent defense lawyers. In this course, Mr. Brafman shares exciting and relevant examples from his vast experience representing a wide range of clients. Learn why a good summation begins to take shape when you first meet the client, as you begin to understand the nature of the charges you will be defending. This course also discusses summation styles, using exhibits effectively and how to prop...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Civil Appellate Practice

Somehow, the judgment goes against your client. Should you appeal? What are the true appealable issues? How will the Appellate Court analyze the case? Should you handle it yourself? These and other crucial questions are considered in this seminar. Although the focus is on California law, the basic principles apply throughout the states. This course will help the civil trial attorney advise a client when faced with an adverse judgment, and it will provide valuable guidance to counsel who...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Opening Statements

Despite preliminary instructions from the judge, and the urging of counsel, surveys indicate that a majority of jurors make their decision after opening statements. The opening statement is counsel's opportunity to acquaint the judge and jury with his/her position on the issues. Don't miss this opportunity to learn valuable trial tactics and techniques from two seasoned litigators.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Voir Dire: How To Win Friends and Influence Jurors

Jury selection is the opportunity afforded to lawyers to affect the makeup of the panel which will sit in judgment of your client. It really is an elimination process rather than selection. The goal is to learn enough about the prospective jurors to decide which will be open to (hopefully favorably inclined toward), your client's position. Each attorney wants an impartial jury which will favor his/her client. In practice, skillful attorneys will balance each other out so that a neutral jury wi...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Class Actions: A Primer with Tips

In this introductory course, class counsel Susan Chana Lask provides a step by step approach to filing a class action case. Learn whether your case will qualify, what the effect of filing is and how the court certifies the case as a class action. In addition, this course covers FRCP 23 and offers tips and strategies that will help any attorney understand the basics of filing and defending a class action lawsuit.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Handling Your First Appeal: Conquering the Details and Learning the Art of Advocacy

Learn the rules for filing, perfecting and arguing an appeal in the 1st and 2nd Departments of NYS as you are guided through the civil procedure of the appellate process.

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Guide to Handling a Medical Malpractice Case

In this exciting program, Jeff Rubin reviews all aspects of handling a medical malpractice case. Whether you are counsel for the plaintiff or defendant, you need to know how to use all the tools at your disposal to best represent your client. Topics covered include: motion practice, how to pick a jury, strategies in the courtroom, questioning an expert and much more. This lecture is particularly helpful to litigators with limited experience in this area.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage but Were Afraid to Ask

When you stop and think about it, outside of matrimonial law or estate practice virtually any other type of civil litigation revolves around insurance. Moreover, most types of corporate "deals" also involve insurance. Commercial insurance is the key to commerce, as it is the most important tool in managing the day-to-day risks of running a business. Notwithstanding its significance, most attorneys - be they litigators or corporate lawyers - lack even a fundamental understanding of insurance...

General Credits
3
Price$125

Constructing and De-Constructing a Contract

Contracts are a legally charged part of every construction project and can impact the rights and remedies of owners, lenders, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Building a strong knowledge of construction contracts and related terms and conditions will go a long way in helping to avoid disputes. Purchase this seminar and get the knowledge and practical insight you need to understand the legal and administrative issues associated with construction contracts, such as provisions dealing w...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Land Owners' Liability for Criminal Attacks on Their Premises

This lecture addresses the issue of when a landowner may be held liable for a criminal assault on a person lawfully visiting or occupying the landowner’s premises. It addresses such questions as the duty-foreseeability-notice requirement; duty arising from control of the premises; the duty third-parties may have to visitors to premises; the different duties that attach to indoor and outdoor premises; when a relationship between assailant and victim cuts off liability; the different duties that...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Trial - Part I: Opening Statements

Despite preliminary instructions from the judge, and the urging of counsel, surveys indicate that a majority of jurors make their decision after opening statements. This course reviews how to design an effective opening statement and take full advantage of it as an opportunity to acquaint the judge and jury with his/her position on the issues. Presentation, including intertwining the statement with a road map, or table of contents of what is expected to unfold during the presentation of eviden...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Trial - Part II: Jury Selection

Jury selection is the opportunity afforded to lawyers to affect the makeup of the panel which will sit in judgment of their client. The goal is to learn enough about the prospective jurors to decide which ones will be open to your client's position.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Trial - Part III: Direct and Cross Examination

Preparation for direct examination begins with your pleading. What do you have to prove or disprove? This presentation will review each aspect of the direct and cross examination starting from the very beginning the cross examination. Do you want to probe the witness for information, attack the witness' truthfulness, or introduce new information? The lecture will provide you with a thorough understanding of creating and executing flawless examinations in court.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Trial - Part IV: Summation

Your summation, which comes at the end of the trial, actually began to take shape before voir dire. This presentation will review effective summation strategies and how to use the summation to have a persuasive conversation with the jury to focus on the strength of your case.

General Credits
1
Price$50
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