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Managing and Valuing Tangible Personal Property in Estates

This CLE program will discuss best practices for managing and valuing tangible personal property in trusts and estates. The program will cover a variety of different kinds of property including motor cars, jewelry, rare books and fine art and give an overview on the following topics: Appraisals values and purposes IRS-defined qualified appraisers and qualified appraisals IRS Art Advisory Panel Factors affecting valuation (and past examples) Regulated materials Authenticity Title/...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Comic Book Contract Negotiation and Drafting Practicum

This CLE program will do a deep-dive into the three agreements every lawyer must know when representing a comic book creator: the artist services agreement, the comic book publishing agreement, and the motion picture option/purchase agreement. Facilitated by seasoned comic book publishing attorneys, attendees will get a chance to issue-spot, draft, and engage in mock negotiations. Some of the Issues explored in this second CLE: Negotiation and drafting of the artist services agreement...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Advance Conflict of Interest Waivers: Do's and Don'ts

In recent years, advance conflict of interest waivers have become increasingly common in law firm retainer agreements. In this CLE program, Ronald Minkoff, one of New York’s leading ethics lawyers and head of the Professional Responsibility Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C., will discuss these popular waivers: what they mean; what Rules of Professional Conduct govern them; their history in New York and nation-wide; relevant cases and ethics opinions; and their application in par...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Law of Bank Payments

This CLE course will discuss various issues concerning payments made by or through banks. Covered are laws concerning check and wire transfer payments made by and to consumers and businesses. Discussed are claims concerning such payments made against banks, and various bank defenses applicable to such claims. Also discussed are laws concerning payments collected through the Federal Reserve Banks and government regulation of payments concerning internet gambling.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Introduction to Cannabis Law and Medical Programs

This CLE course begins with medical education from one of New York’s leading voices in medical cannabis, Dr. Bernie Lee, as he explains cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. Dr. Lee explains the important differences between THC and CBD: what they are, the effect of each on the human body, and why it matters when it comes to how marijuana is regulated through medical programs. Patricia Heer, Esq., follows Dr. Lee with a basic introduction into the legislation that has been enacted...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Recollections of the Last Surviving Prosecutor: 70 Years Since Nuremberg

The trials at Nuremberg, where twenty two major Nazi criminals were prosecuted, was a pivotal historical event that had tremendous impact on international criminal law in the decades since. The trials, which sentenced twelve of the defendants to death, coincided with the larger global issue of how and when to prosecute crimes of aggression, who should prosecute these crimes and how to determine which crimes are actionable. This riveting CLE course, is led by none other than Benjamin Ferencz, w...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Recognizing and Removing Bias from the Legal Profession

Have you been hearing about implicit bias and wondering what that means and if it affects you? Do you question whether the legal profession truly upholds justice and fairness for all? Maybe you’re just wondering what all the hullabaloo is about. In any case, this CLE is for you. Together we will explore the origins of bias, define implicit and explicit bias, look at ways that bias has impacted the legal profession, and define the causes of action arising from bias.

Elimination Bias
1
Price$50

Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel

This informative CLE course will provide a complete overview of professional responsibility issues that may arise for in-house counsel on a day-to-day basis. The course will explain the rules that govern privileged information, e-discovery, contact with former employees and potential conflicts of interest. The course will include problem-solving techniques to resolve critical problems that often arise.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction to Art Law

A relatively recent term, “art law” refers to a complex and interdisciplinary body of law that governs the creation, ownership, and sale of art. Whether your client is an artist, gallery, creditor, private collector, donor, museum, or not-for-profit organization, understanding the legal fundamentals that underlie this industry is essential to effective counseling. Introduction to Art Law is designed as a course in the basics of art law, focusing on the legal relationships among the va...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Legal Issues of the Golf Industry: How to Stay out of the Hazards and Avoid Penalties

Can you copyright a golf hole? How does copyright law apply to and affect a designers choices in designing and building a golf course? Take a walk through sports history and visit some of the greatest courses in the world while learning the ins and outs of copyright law. This course will also address issues concerning personal injury, trademark law, rights of publicity, real estate, and more. So shine up your clubs as well as your CLE credits!

General Credits
1.25
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

Leasing Basics: A Tenant's Perspective

While unfortunate, even a lease agreement made in good faith and seeming accord can end in acrimony and ill-will. This is particularly true with regards to the landlord/tenant relationship and while the obligations of each party seem fairly evenly matched, it’s critical for the various parties to understand their rights and obligations as well as those of the other party. This CLE course will explain every nuance of the standard lease agreement and the various obligations and requireme...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The End of Amateurism, Unionization and Antitrust: The Legal Challenges Facing Collegiate Athletics

The United States is the only country in the world to have a highly evolved and revenue producing intercollegiate sports structure. Taken as a whole, college sports in the U.S. would be the third largest sports league behind only the NFL and MLB, generating somewhere between $6-$9 billion dollars annually. In positioning institutions of higher learning, sports may hold a place that is even more crucial than the dollars they produce as they can transform a university from the standpoint of per...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know About Capital Markets and Ratings

Ever wonder about what a rating means or why ratings are so important in today's global economy? What role did ratings play in the run up to the Credit Crisis? This informative CLE course, presented by New York attorney and ratings expert Jack Chen, explains everything a lawyer should know about ratings and rating agencies. The course examines the regulatory framework and explains who uses ratings and why they are here to stay. Any practitioner who works with debt securities, derivatives or...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Representing an IRC 1031 Exchange Client

If you have never represented a 1031 exchange client, or you need a refresher, this course will provide you with the information you need to get up to speed. This “nuts and bolts” course concentrates on the mechanics of representing a 1031 exchange client from contract to closing. Some of the topics covered in this course are contract preparation, handling of contract and escrow deposits, time deadlines, like-kind properties, and closing procedures.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Navigating Elder Law: Understanding Medicaid Eligibility

The progressive aging of the US population has created a dramatic rise in those eligible for Medicaid, but navigating the system, understanding eligibility, requirements and coverage can be overwhelming even for the well-versed. This CLE course will review all the basics of Medicaid eligibility, particularly with regards to home care and nursing homes. The course will chart the relevant Medicaid penalty rules, home equity limitation and protection options, irrevocable asset protection...

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

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

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

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

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

Ethical Issues of Mobile Lawyering

Electronic communication has made businesses more economical, environmental, and efficient. The speed and ease with which we conduct transactions, from the simplest to the most complex, is unprecedented. But the new modes of communication have drawbacks, especially for an industry as nuanced as the legal profession. This comprehensive CLE course will explain the challenges of electronic communication, the additional onus of ethical obligations, the newest statutes, additions and addend...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

Negotiating Skills for Lawyers: How to Win Gracefully

In the study of contract negotiations, there is perhaps no greater teaching tool than experience. Lots of it. This CLE course, presented by a veteran of contract negotiation, not only offers tried and true strategies for successfully negotiating contracts, but does so based on the most contentious of industries—the theater business, where egos are highest, the job market is smallest and the personalities are the least predictable. The course explains, amid entertaining anecdotes, important tip...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bank Regulatory Basics for the Non Banking Lawyer

Banks, unlike other business corporations, are the creations of federal and state law. As such, the regulations that dictate banking are unlike those of corporations and knowledge of one does not constitute knowledge of the other. This CLE course, presented by esteemed attorney Kathleen Scott is designed specifically for attorneys who do not specialize in banking. The course will explain what banks do, and will review the various regulatory agencies, relevant statutes, and major legislation, a...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Employment Law for Business Lawyers

It is generally accepted that employees need to be treated fairly and equitably. A company may, in fact, be set up in such a way as to take the treatment of employees into account to a tremendous degree. And yet, that company may still run afoul of the legal requirements under Employment Law, which is based not on what may seem fair, but on what is lawful. This CLE course, geared toward business lawyers who do not practice in this field and meant to provide practical guidance, explains the man...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Basic Estate Planning and Administration in New Jersey

Estate Planning is perhaps the most comprehensive means of building, preserving arranging and distributing assets, both before and after death. But the construction of a secure estate plan requires both the knowledge of the elements of estate planning and how to maneuver within the confines of the legal requirements. This instructive CLE course will explain the primary documents involved, the various advantages of estate planning, wills probates and power of attorney, death planning and the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basic Landlord-Tenant Practice in New Jersey

There is perhaps no relationship more fraught with conflict than that of a landlord and tenant. And yet, it is a relationship that is governed primarily by specific laws and statutes. This CLE course will review NJ’s various legal requirements which must be adhered to regardless of the specifics of a rental contract. The course will explain the various legal statutes and offer specific examples for illustration.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Best Practices for Hiring Minors, Interns and Volunteers

Finding, hiring and retaining good employees are perhaps the most difficult aspects of running a business. Add in the complication of hiring minors, interns and volunteers, and the issue is fraught with legal pitfalls. This CLE course will review the various legal considerations in hiring minors, interns and volunteers in NJ as well as the importance of following strict legal guidelines in hiring, firing and record keeping. The course will review the minimum age requirements, explain t...

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

New Jersey Real Estate Closing Procedures

One would think that after all the bargaining and bidding, contracts and clauses, the real estate closing would be mere formality. But a real estate closing is a complex process with tremendous potential for problems that can weaken and sometimes break a real estate deal. This CLE course will offer a thorough review of real estate closings in NJ and explain everything from closing preparation, client retention, attorney review, negotiations, mortgages, title review, and issues post-close.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Avoiding Malpractice when Dealing with Retirement Accounts

Most family law attorneys know that a retirement account can be their best asset or their worse liability in a domestic relations case, depending on how they approach these highly complex assets. The failure to cover the specific benefits related to retirement account in settlement and/or trial can set a client up for dissatisfaction, or worse yet, set their attorney up for a malpractice claim. In this one-hour presentation, nationally-renowned QDRO attorney Matthew L. Lundy, Esq. ta...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Dividing Federal Civilian and Military Retirement Benefits in Family Cases

This one-hour CLE course, presented by nationally-renowned QDRO attorney Matthew L. Lundy, Esq., deals directly with the fine points of federal and military retirement accounts as they relate to family law cases. These accounts, which are highly complex, are potentially huge liabilities in domestic law cases. Neglecting to cover benefits related to these accounts in settlement or trial will not only cause client dissatisfaction but opens the attorney up to serious malpractice claims. The cours...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider

The reduction to writing of an agreed-upon understanding among parties can sometimes be viewed as a cursory step in formalizing a business relationship. Yet the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract-drafting skills are therefore essential tools to any attorney who deals with transactions or business relationships. Unfortunately, although contract counterparties might have the best of intentions, many contracts—even tho...

General Credits
3
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

Wrap Documents: A Life Vest for ERISA Compliance

Legal non-compliance is never to be taken lightly. This is particularly true with regards to ERISA, for which non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and even prison. This CLE course will explain who and what is subject to ERISA, exemptions to the Act, partial applications of ERISA and documentation requirements. The course will then explain the purpose of wrap documents in protecting you from unintentional non-compliance.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

From Contract to Closing: A Guide to Residential Real Estate Transactions

With the real estate boom just a dim memory, the process of real estate closings have become more contentious than ever. A thorough understanding of every step in the process from pre-contract to post-closing is essential to a successful deal. This CLE course reviews each step in detail and includes the differentiation between condos and co-ops, the responsibilities of buyers and sellers, negotiating price, setting closing dates, preparing documents and mortgage issues.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Employment Law: An Entertainment Industry Perspective

A raft of common employment practices are now putting media and entertainment companies at risk. For example, incorrect classification of interns, volunteers, independent contractors, and full-time workers have all recently led to big legal headaches for small, mid-size, and even larger companies. Similarly, missteps in grants of equity to employees are leading to nasty tax consequences for employers and employees, souring relationships. Listen as two experienced employment lawyers review rece...

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Look Forward at the Reverse Mortgage Industry: What an Attorney Needs to Know

The fact that America is aging is not news, nor is it surprising. Experts have been predicting it since the Baby Boomers. This CLE course will explain Congress’s efforts to help seniors age in place through the development of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) a type of reverse mortgage. The course will explain the legal history of the HECM and how it benefits senior citizens. The course will also explain how one can qualify for an HECM, the processes and procedures that are unique to it...

General Credits
1.75
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

Coming to America: A Legal Guide to Pre-Immigration Income Tax Planning

There are countless details to be dealt with when moving to a new country. One of the most complicated is taxes. This CLE course will explain everything the pre-immigrant needs to know about creating a solid, viable and executable tax strategy. The course will explain the difference between Non-Resident Alien and Resident Alien status for tax purposes and how that status may impact your obligations. The course will also explain how to determine your income tax residency starting date and the v...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Foreign Investments in U.S. Real Estate: A Legal Guide

Foreign investing in U.S. real estate takes forethought and planning. The many potential advantages may obscure potential pitfalls and the tax ramifications of investing should be understood in advance. This CLE course will tell you everything you need to know including a planning guide for foreign investors, the tax consequences of acquiring U.S. real estate, the advantage and disadvantages of certain tax entities, the income tax vs. estate tax dilemma and the planning opportunities a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

United States Taxation of Foreign Investors: A Legal Guide

At their least complicated, the rules of taxation are not exactly straightforward and simple. Adding the factor of foreign investing does nothing to simplify matters. But this CLE course will explain it all. The course will define what a foreign investor is and the many statuses of citizenship that can affect your applicable taxes. The course will also explain types of investor taxation, those that apply to corporations and exemptions, the impact of bilateral treaties and the qualificatio...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

US Tax Benefits of Exporting: An Attorneys' Guide to IC-DISC

With an ever stricter and more complicated tax code, there seem to be fewer and fewer opportunities to make the tax system work for you. But as every good attorney knows, there are still areas where the tax benefits actually outweigh the costs. Export taxes are the perfect example and as opposed to cracking down, recent updates to the law have established the IRS as a staunch supporter of exporters from the US. This CLE course, presented by esteemed tax attorney Richard S. Lehman, pres...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ponzi Schemes: Claiming Tax Deductions for Theft Loss

The reports of malfeasance in investing seem endless and it’s imperative that the smart investor know how to protect himself against potential loss. In this CLE course, veteran South Florida Tax Attorney Richard S. Lehman will define Ponzi schemes and quantifying theft loss. The course will also review privity, how to best secure a tax refund from Ponzi Scheme losses, governmental process and reasonable prospects for recovery, and ascertainable standard, tax planning for maximum use of loss,...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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 Last Person You’d Suspect: Responding to Employee Dishonesty

Businesses face no end of challenges, but those challenges should not come from within. And yet, employee dishonesty is a rampant problem that plagues business owners from the smallest companies to the largest corporations and includes everything from the most minor transgressions to major thefts such as diversion of assets and commercial bribery. This CLE course, presented by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz partners Patrick J. Boyle and Brian E. Maas will discuss the potential costs to business...

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Courthouse

Do you need to substantiate anything in that very funny commercial you are planning? It is easy to assume that a funny ad is just “puffery.” After all, no reasonable consumer would take it seriously, right? Well, what happens if it isn’t funny? How do you rely on humor to ensure that no claims requiring substantiation are communicated? In this CLE, Rick Kurnit will recount the cases where humor won the day for the advertiser -- and those where the final advertising did not leave the judge...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Understanding and Disposing Real Property Liens and Encumbrances

Real estate's recent downturn has sparked renewed interest in the various complexities of Title Insurance. This CLE course examines the issues in their entirety and reviews how title insurance is distinct from other insurance, what it does not cover and the process for underwriting including a brief overview of public records searches, title search production and evaluation procedures. A review of common title claims and clearing title exceptions will also be examined.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Players on the Picket Line: Sports Lockouts

When we think of unions and strikes, teachers and municipal workers are often what come to mind. Beyond that, there is little differentiation made between a strike and a lockout. Surprisingly, they are very distinct and the issue of unions, strikes and lockouts is not limited to those professions, but extends to athletes as well. This CLE course, a must for sports agents, attorneys and aficionados and presented by Robert Boland Esq., will review all the essential information about Sports Lock...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing the Players: A Guide to Sports Contracts

From the viewpoint of Hollywood, the life of a sports agent is about representing celebrity players, traveling to exciting places and mingling with the media. While that may be true, behind the scenes, the contracts which bind players to those who represent them is part of an area of law that is both complex and fascinating. This CLE course will explain the various types of sports contracts and their restrictions, as well as the potential ethical issues involved. The course will also review th...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Incorporating in the First State: Successfully Navigating Delaware Corporate Law

One of the key components to business planning is not just what, but where. The legal variables between states and their impact on your business can be huge. Of all the states, Delaware is known as one of the most business-friendly. This CLE course will give you a complete understanding of the advantages of incorporating in Delaware as well as the General Corporation Law and how the Court of Chancery and operating procedures of the Secretary of State prove advantageous to corporations. The...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Guidelines for Independent Contractor Compliance

Understanding employee status is crucial for compliance. The rules governing independent contractor status and their implications on taxes, exemptions, and wage standards are manifold. This CLE course, presented by esteemed attorney Kenneth A. Sprang, esq., will offer a step-by-step explanation of the importance of proper classification, potential consequences of misclassification, drafting independent contractor agreements and understanding: Applicable tax ramifications IRS Codes, stand...

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

Representing the Space Challenged Tenant: Tips and Traps in Small Office Leasing

As in many industries, when it comes to office tenants, it's the little guys who lose. That's why it's important to understand small office tenant agreements and how to effectively negotiate on their behalf. This CLE course will include an in–depth discussion of rental agreements and terms such as: Premises Rent Escalation Rent Terms of Use Alterations Maintenance and Repairs Insurance Subordination Indemnity Subletting And much more

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

Total Credits
1.5
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$75

Ethical Guidelines Governing Title Company Legal Personnel

This CLE course explores the ethical standards and guidelines specific to title companies and their personnel. The course will review ethical requirements imposed by RESPA as well as: New York State Insurance Law Opinions issued by the Insurance Department's Office of General Counsel Effects of statutes governing the unauthorized practice of law upon title insurance companies and their personnel Opinions of the New York State Bar Association

Ethics Credits
0.75
Price$40

Vital Developments in a Volatile Market: A Review of Mortgage Foreclosure Law

The real-estate crisis has had lasting ramifications in many areas of law, but perhaps none so much as those guiding foreclosures. This timely CLE course will present everything you need to know including Statutes adopted by the State Legislature to provide better notification of foreclosure actions to borrowers, the extensive court decisions regarding who has standing to foreclose, the role of Inter-creditor Agreements in commercial foreclosures and the new Attorney Affirmation requirements....

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

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

Untangling New York’s Adoption Law: A Practical Review

Adopting a child takes tremendous persistence, fortitude and above all, patience. The area is rife with complications and the emotional elements of both adoptive and birth parents can create what may seem like insurmountable obstacles. This CLE course, geared to general practitioners, offers an overview of New York adoption law. Presented by Rachel Paras, Esq. who specializes in and teaches adoption law, this course will explore the specific legal definition of adoption, the various types of a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

When Players Change Teams: The Ethical and Legal Ramifications of Attorney Departures

A slumping economy and the global marketplace have all contributed to a culture of greater employment mobility. It’s increasingly easy and common for attorneys to leave one firm for another but attorney transitions from one firm to another are fraught with complications, both legal and ethical. This explosive CLE course explores the implications of such a transition and the consequences it may have with regards to finances, security, disclosure and accountability. Presented by renowned profess...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Social Security and Disability Claims: A Primer

The combination of the current recession and the aging baby boomer generation has dramatically increased Social Security Disability applications across the United States in 2011. Since most individuals who apply for disability benefits are initially denied, more potential clients will need to request hearings before Administrative Law Judges to have their claims approved. Therefore, the need for lawyers in this area of law is greater than ever.This Social Security Disability Claim Primer, by n...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Discrimination and Harassment In the Workplace: An Internal Audit for Businesses

Employers face a number of challenges in preventing and handling discrimination and harassment claims and issues in the workplace. Additionally, with lawsuits in this area continually on the rise it is more important than ever for employers take proactive steps to protect themselves. This course provides legal guidance and practical information to assist companies in an audit of internal best practices and procedures related to prevention, compliance and risk management including a review of...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Sports and the Law

Over the past couple of years there have been crises in professional sports, with the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreements in Football, Basketball and Baseball and with lockouts and litigation taking the place of games in the headlines. The presenter, the Chair of the Sports Business faculty at New York University and a former sports agent and sports law expert explains why this year has been so different both practically and legally speaking. In something of a paradoxical situ...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics: Dropping the “Hot Potato” and Other Sizzling Topics

The underlying ethics of any given situation will always provoke deep thought and analysis. But where ethics and the law meet, seemingly standard subjects can become hot-button issues. The guidance offered by the Rules of Professional Conduct is therefore a critical area of study for any practicing attorney. This always-timely CLE course, presented by Peter Kurshan, Esq., will review court decisions and Ethics Committee opinions from the New York State Bar Association (State Bar), the New York...

Ethics 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

Trademarks 101: An Introduction to Basics

Trademarks 101 is not your typical basic course on trademark law. It takes more of a practical approach rather than a purely academic one which is meant to give you a window into what issues to spot as a non-IP lawyer in an in-house counsel role. It highlights what items qualify as a trademark, what diligence is necessary before using a potential mark, what constitutes infringement, and the interplay of trademarks and domain names.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The “First Sale Doctrine” in the 21st Century

As most of you know, the “First Sale Doctrine” is a provision in copyright law that permits the owner of a copy of a copyrighted item to sell or transfer that item to another person. In other words if you buy a book or movie CD, you can sell or give away that copy without running afoul of copyright law But there are, of course, lots of nuances and exceptions to this rule. For example, the protection only covers works that were “lawfully made” under the copyright act, and it only protect...

General Credits
0.5
Price$30

Renewable Energy Law: A National Perspective On Today's Hottest Trend

A comprehensive overview of today’s hottest industry, this CLE course offers a broad perspective on the solar and renewable energy industry nationwide. The course will also explore the specifics of the unique nature of New Jersey’s solar energy market, the SREC market and the impact it has on the industry across the country.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

The Supreme International Crime: Benjamin Ferencz Presents A Legal History from Nuremberg to Kampala

Benjamin Ferencz, who, as Chief Prosecutor for the United States, was instrumental in convicting twenty two defendants for their participation in the murder of one million victims of the Holocaust, offers insight into the evolution of international criminal law since the groundbreaking trials at Nuremburg. As this riveting CLE course will explain, the creation of the United Nations coincided with a global struggle to determine whether crimes of aggression should be prosecuted. In this compell...

General Credits
2
Price$125

Freedom of Contract or Freedom from Contract? A Comparison of the Various Jewish and American Traditions

This CLE course will explore the evolution of contract law, focusing on the different models of contracts in Talmudic and American law. In particular, this course will discuss how Jewish law sought to construct a functioning legal system without a clear doctrine of bi-lateral contracts. Emphasis will be placed on both the sale of land and the sale of other goods. Additionally, this presentation will concentrate on freedom of contract as a legal doctrine.

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Introduction to Mental Health Law

Mental Health Law crosses multiple boundaries in everyday legal practice. Attorneys face issues of mental capacity in executing Wills, Trusts, Advance Directives for health care decision making, and other planning documents; matrimonial and family law attorneys face issues of clients and others in their cases who suffer from serious mental illness, substance abuse, psychological disorders and developmental disabilities; criminal attorneys have cases involving those with mental health issues an...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basics of Family & Employment Based Immigration Law

US immigration laws are constantly changing and are extremely complex. In this CLE course, experienced immigration attorney Reaz Jafri will take you through the basics of family-based and employment-based immigration options and provide a concise overview of the complex world of immigration law. Learn about how US citizens can bring their family members to the US or how an employer can hire a foreign worker for temporary or permanent employment in the US.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Issues Facing Practitioners in Family Law

Family law practitioners are confronted with complex ethical dilemmas in their everyday practice. In this CLE course, experienced matrimonial and family law attorney, Samuel J. Ferrara will take you through a series of hypothetical's exploring the myriad ethical issues faced by family law and matrimonial attorneys. Address the possible resolutions of these ethical concerns, such as issues regarding the certification of a statement of net worth, as well as custody and visitation. This program i...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Ethical Implications and Social Media

Jonathan Ezor, an attorney and law professor who frequently writes and speaks about ethics and social media, offers an all-inclusive review in this CLE course. Advancing technology and social media present a wide range of potential issues for any attorney or firm, and a thorough understanding of these issues and the potential for conflicts is essential. The course begins with a description of the risks faced by attorneys from use of the Internet, mobile technologies and social networks, inclu...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

An Overview of State and Local Contracting Issues & Practice in New Jersey

A fascinating and detailed two-part CLE course covering every nuance of New Jersey Contracting issues, this expansive CLE course offers attorneys a thorough review of state and local issues. The first part, entitled New Jersey State Government Contract Law and Process is presented by Patrick D. Kennedy, Esq. Beginning with an overview of both contracting methods and their alternatives, Kennedy then goes in-depth and covers areas such as interactions with procuring entity, specifications, const...

General Credits
2.5
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

Legal Compliance for Cause Marketing Campaigns

Today, many leading advertisers create marketing campaigns to support charitable causes – burnishing brand image while boosting sales. But just because a feel-good campaign supports a charity doesn’t mean the venture participants get a pass on legal compliance. State and federal regulators have always kept an eye on these so-called “commercial co-ventures” ensuring charities are properly registered, that support goes where it’s supposed to go, and that advertising is not misleading consumers....

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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$125

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


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