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FMLA Checklist: Step-By-Step Compliance

The FMLA is a complicated and legalistic law that can create many legal pitfalls. Understanding how to ensure compliance with this law from start to finish is an essential step in ensuring compliance. This is a how-to guide that can be kept by your desk to ensure FMLA compliance by you and your organization. It will cover in-depth the legal requirements set forth in the FMLA with regard to leave of absences and will provide a step-by-step plan of action for those in HR and Benefits Administra...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Multi-State Employers: Drafting Employee Handbooks Compliant in all States

Understanding what an employee handbook must have in it is tough enough. However, if you are a multi-state employer doing business in more than one state, it is even more complicated. There are a multitude of laws that vary state by state that an organization needs to ensure compliance with. Failure to do so can put an organization at legal peril. One of the causes for concern when drafting a multi-state handbook is that employers must comply with both federal and state laws concern...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Updates for your Employee Handbook: How to Ensure Legal Compliance and Avoid Liability

Are you ready for all the changes in laws and policies that may require revisions to your policies and procedures? Handbooks should be updated at least annually to ensure that they are in compliance with recent federal, state and local laws that have been passed as well as with important court decisions that could impact your organization. Attend this CLE program to better understand important protections that your employee handbook needs to contain to best protect you in 2018. Learn what r...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Estate Planning Retainer Agreements and Engagement Letters

Retainer agreements (engagement letters) are critical to establish and document the understanding the practitioner has with the client. They are an important step that practitioners can take to identify expected actions and protect practitioners from a myriad of potential issues, or worse, ethical problems or suits. What should practitioners consider including in a retainer agreement? How has technology changed the issues that might be addressed? Are text messages an issue? Why is it important...

Ethics 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

Commercial Arbitration Clauses for Business Lawyers

Commercial arbitration is an adjudication process that is generally intended to be a cost efficient, expeditious and less combative alternative to court litigation. Most commercial arbitrations evolve from a formal written agreement between parties to commercial transactions, which include an arbitration clause. Unfortunately, the arbitration clause is often relegated to the “boiler plate” which is not given much attention by parties or their counsel…and that lack of attention may lead to unfo...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

In 2018 the vast majority of businesses sponsor a website intended to help market their goods and services. Most of these websites include a section denominated as “Terms of Use” or “Terms of Service.” The Terms of Use purport to act as a contract between website sponsor and the users. That contract can be very important to all website sponsors, but especially so for websites where goods are sold. Unfortunately, the Courts have held that Terms of Use will not be enforceable unless certain proc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Alternative Investments and Current Issues

This CLE program discusses rules governing alternative investments, REITs and private placements. This session emphasizes the importance of understanding product features, characteristics and possible risks for purposes of suitability determinations. This program will also provide guidance on steps firms can take to comply with their due diligence and supervisory obligations. Panelists discuss the features of popular and new forms of complex products and their role in portfolio diversification...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Compliance Effective Practices for Institutional Firms

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations of institutional 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 effe...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices

This CLE program will include a discussion of common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations. The program will also provide guidance on taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common exam deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discuss common findings in various regulatory areas and related supervisory deficiencies. Identify controls, procedures and processes that member firms are inco...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA examinations of medium and large firms.. Industry practitioners discuss taking proactive compliance measures and corrective action in response to examination deficiencies and recommendations. Senior FINRA staff discuss the exam process from their perspective and provide examples of best practices. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and effective practice...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Detecting, Preventing and Investigating Fraud and Misappropriation

This CLE program provides information regarding current fraud schemes from the front line regulators. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand emerging trends in securities fraud and identify potential threats. Identify potential red flags associated with different types of financial fraud. Know whom to contact to report potential fraud.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Effective Processes for Suspicious Activity Monitoring and Investigations

This CLE program provides guidance on suspicious activity monitoring and investigations in AML (anti-money laundering). Panelists discuss how to establish and implement policies and procedures as well as obligations for firms. Attendees will gain an understanding of the anti-money laundering regulations and steps firms can take to protect their organization. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand AML program requirements. Discuss efficient practices on identifyi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enforcement Initiatives, Developments and Priorities

This CLE session provides an overview of the newly restructured Enforcement department, including how the department works with examination and surveillance groups across FINRA to develop Enforcement matters. The session will highlight some of the changes that Enforcement has recently implemented to its business process. Panelists will also discuss developments and trends in enforcement, including enforcement priorities and the principles that guide Enforcement’s decision-making. Panelists h...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Implementing a Risk-Based Program and Identifying Red Flags

This CLE program provides guidance on implementing an effective risk-based branch office inspection program. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand FINRA’s Member Regulation Department’s approach to executing risk-based cycle and branch exams. Gain insight into how member firms prepare for, facilitate and learn from risk-based regulatory examinations along with effective practices from the FINRA perspective. Understand how FINRA uses technology, tools and data...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Market Regulation Priorities: Detecting and Preventing Misconduct

This CLE program provides updates on market regulation priorities, including current initiatives and rulemaking. This session focuses on market regulation priorities and sweeps. Panelists will share thoughts on equities, options and fixed income compliance programs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand Market Regulations’ initiatives, priorities and significant matters. Discuss major developments in equities, fixed income and options markets surveillance. D...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions

This CLE program will provide guidance on effective practices for monitoring outside business activities and supervising private securities transactions. FINRA panelists discuss common OBA deficiencies found during examinations. Panelists share effective practices regarding policies and procedures for identifying, documenting and disclosing OBAs. FINRA will also discuss the recently proposed rule changes related to OBAs and PSTs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Unde...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Suitability, Supervision and Surveillance

This CLE program addresses key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. Panelists discuss key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. They provide practical advice on how firms and registered representatives can better understand customers and securities in order to comply with the suitability rule. They also discuss the intersection of suitability requirements with recent timely industry issues, such as senior customers, sales of complex products, IRA rollovers,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Three Lines of Defense: Risk Management Supervision, Compliance and Internal Audit

This CLE program will provide guidance on the challenges facing compliance professionals. Separation of compliance and business supervision roles is becoming much more difficult. Join FINRA staff and industry practitioners as they discuss how their firms are defining the roles of supervisors and compliance personnel. The panelists discuss the three lines of defense and how their firms are applying the risk model. After attending this session, you will be able to: Compare and contrast t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Working Together to Protect Senior Investors

This CLE program provides guidance on identifying and responding to issues and concerns of clients who are or will soon be seniors. Join representatives from regulatory agencies and firms to discuss rules and laws promulgated to assist firms in protecting senior clients, and others who may experience signs of diminished capacity, from financial abuse. Panelists will share techniques around staff and advisor education as well as effect operational practices. After attending this session, y...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Nailing the 30 Min Consultation

This CLE program will discuss the benefits of offering a free consultation to potential clients along with strategies and red flags to look for to maximize your time as an attorney. The free consultation is a great way to get in front of the potential client and it is also an opportunity to qualify them as a client you would like to help. We will look at a proven game plan to conduct a meeting in 30 minutes and walk away with a client you feel confident you can help get to financial freedom....

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Advanced Planning with Trusts

Starting with a general overview of trusts and fundamental concepts and issues common to all trusts, this CLE presentation will quickly advance to topics like revoking irrevocable trusts, keeping trusts flexible and retaining control through the use of trust protectors, special needs planning and asset protection planning. Topics include: Successfully Revoking Irrevocable Trusts Utilizing Trust Protectors Using Trusts for Premarital Planning Effectively Transferring Real Property to...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Police Misconduct: Recent Developments under Section 1983

Whether you sue, defend, or advise law enforcement, this CLE program will keep you current on the use of force, and trends, controversies, and resources under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This program will cover District of Columbia v. Wesby and Kisela v. Hughes, the Supreme Court’s newest decisions on qualified immunity, and five other cases to be decided this year. You will learn the latest limitations on Taser and less lethal force; use of deadly force against Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDPs); the...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

Business Immigration Law: New Rules and New Challenges in Recruiting Global Talent

In the last year, companies facing an already competitive hiring market have faced new rules and new challenges in recruiting and retaining global talent. What have been some of the most important lessons from the last year and how should companies prepare for the year ahead? This CLE program will touch on Executive Orders and USCIS policy shifts that impact work visas including H-1B visas, business travel, and overall enforcement.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Essentials for Lease Drafting, Dealing with Problem Tenants & Doing So Ethically

This CLE course identifies and aims to give practical advice on the “hot button” issues that arise in landlord-tenant contexts. For landlords seeking to manage risks, on issues like tenant screening and security deposits, while avoiding common pitfalls such as discrimination claims and unenforceable penalties, this course identifies and gives practical examples of key lease provisions that will help a landlord effectively enforce its rights and remedies. The ethics of representing landlords...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

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

Follow the Money: Legal Pitfalls of Investing in Cannabis

This CLE course will provide a broad overview regarding the wealth of opportunities that exist when thinking about investing in the cannabis industry, including breakdowns and industry overviews with current trends in mergers and acquisitions. This is followed by a discussion of regulatory and other key issues for U.S. investor clients including banking, 280E, and lack of research. The course continues with information about investing in cannabis abroad with a special focus on Canada and the p...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

Insurance Implications for Cannabis Lawyers

This CLE course will review how insurance works (or doesn’t work) in cannabis related business and what options attorneys have for advising their clients appropriately. Ms. Greenberg touches upon the types of insurance needed within cannabis industry niches.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

NYS Compassionate Care Act, NJ Compassionate Use Act and Proposed Amendments

This CLE program features a panel of speakers discussing the NYS Compassionate Care Act, NJ’s Compassionate Use Act and its potential expansion. Expansion of the current medical program regulations will include additional qualifying conditions, expanded product lines, and the possibility of additional registered organizations (“dispensaries”). Topics include the process of patient registration, the challenges of being in business, and some of the legal & regulatory matters regarding bu...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Overview of Adult Use Legislation in New York & New Jersey

Moderated by Dr. Malik Burnett, this panel begins with Chris Alexander and Senator Krueger explaining New York’s pending Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”) followed by Amol Sinha speaking about New Jersey’s pending legalization bill. The discussion continues with current issues standing in the way of legalization and the instructors’ visions of what an inclusive, regulated cannabis industry looks like. Mr. Sinha explains the difference between legalization and decriminalization and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Protecting Your Cannabis Intellectual Property

This CLE course begins with an overview of how intellectual property law works and the various protections available through trademarks, copyrights, patents and licensing. Ms. Bernstein explains what types of cannabis business are federally prohibited from trademark protection and offers insight into other avenues available – and the issues that might arise – when you advise your clients on protect their cannabis related assets.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Realities of Regulation: Regulating Adult Use After Legalization

This CLE program is presented by Shaleen Title, Commissioner of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. She shares insight into the creation of the commission and their work in creating appropriate regulations within a complex political and economic structure. Commissioner Title shares insight with attendees regarding how regulations are actually shaped, what surprises she has faced, and lessons she has learned along the way.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

International Taxation: A Primer for Business and Immigration Lawyers

This CLE program will be a discussion on inbound taxation (foreigners doing business or investing in the U.S.). You will learn the important aspects such as income taxes applicable to non-resident aliens, pre-immigration planning, FIRPTA, and ownership structures for non-resident aliens. The discussion will also touch on the changes to international taxation brought about by the new tax act.

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

Venue Want to be Somewhere Else: Beginner's Guide to Arbitration

Arbitration isn't the panacea that some people think it is, and it can be more expensive than a court fight can. How much power do arbitration panels in Illinois have? How do you get out of a contract with an arbitration clause? How do you pick a good arbitration panel? What are the industry biases that arbitration panels demonstrate or are affected by? This CLE course will review the Illinois Uniform Arbitration Act (710 ILCS 5/1 et. seq.), and those contracts of yours that are not inv...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Less Stress, Better Advocacy: Practicing Mindfulness and Addressing Our Unconscious Bias

As lawyers, we face countless demands on our time, energy, and attention each and every day. This can cause us to feel overwhelmed, say things that we regret, and make poor decisions in our cases. In order to think more clearly and become better advocates for our clients, we can manage our stress with mindfulness and stop unconscious bias from undermining our decision-making. Join former public defenders, Pooja Kothari, Esq., unconscious bias facilitator and founder of Boundless Awarene...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Mandatory Reporting of Child and Elder Abuse Under Oregon Law

Child abuse is one of the most troubling problems plaguing our society today. A significant number of children are physically, sexually and mentally abused every year. Many times, these children tell no one of their abuse. Elder abuse is a significant problem in our country as well, as people age and become more dependent on others—and potentially more vulnerable to abuse. Recognizing that attorneys are some of the most likely professionals to come into contact with victims or perpetrators of...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Franchise Law: Representing Franchisees from Courtship to Divorce

This CLE course will explore the difficulties of representing franchisees, both pre-sale, in-term, and post-term, given the disparity in negotiating power, and the way franchise documents are drafted. The Course will look at federal and state law, and provide advice to attorneys representing franchisees nationwide.

General Credits
1
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

Legal Writing 101: Writing for Young Lawyers

This CLE course is a brief introduction to the rules governing the format of written submissions to the state and federal courts of New Jersey, as well as a brief discussion of writing style and content. The course is intended for young lawyers and those attorneys recently admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating the Purchase and Sale of a Financial Advisory Practice

Many attorneys service clients who are brokers and/or financial advisers in connection with various aspects of their business. In doing so, such attorneys are generally tasked with being well-versed the regulatory, contractual and litigation concerns these particular clients face. Due to the constant evolution of the financial advisory space, practices change hands by way of sale and merger on a fairly regular basis. These transactions are incredibly nuanced, subject to regulatory consideratio...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Jersey Will Drafting Basics

Learn the basics of how to draft a Will for a New Jersey client. This CLE program will review the statutory requirements that are the foundation for a valid Will. Become familiar with 7 specific Will provisions and clauses that address a wide range of typical client concerns. Course materials include complete Wills for a single person and married couple along with 3 Will excerpts with suggested provisions for married couple with young children; married couple with adult children; married coupl...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

This CLE program presented by attorney Norman Arnoff, will discuss Legal Malpractice, Fiduciary Duty in the legal profession and how the legal profession's concepts and standards of fiduciary duty can be adapted to the capital markets and the financial services industry. He outlines the elements of legal malpractice (1) attorney client relationship; (2) breach of the duty of care; (3) causation ("but for" or proximate cause) and (4) cognizable economic damages (and not pain and suffering or d...

Ethics 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

Private Foundations vs. Donor Advised Funds: The Pros and Cons

This CLE program presented by Andrew Katzenberg, will compare private foundations to donor advised funds. The discussion will include an explanation of what each entity is, how they can be used and the pros and cons of each. Andrew will also discuss changes enacted by the current tax code (as well as other laws) as well as possible changes on the horizon.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Medicaid Planning and Trusts: Planning for Your Client’s Incapacity

This informative CLE program presented by Ronald A. Fatoullah and Elizabeth Forspan will discuss the latest developments in Elder Law and Medicaid planning including eligibility rules and common techniques used to protect assets against the prohibitive cost of long term care. The course will also discuss the tax consequences of Medicaid Trusts including income taxes, estate taxes and real estate tax exemptions as well as transfers of real property, liquid assets and basis issues.

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Estate Planning and Charitable Giving after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Charitable giving will be hit hard by the new tax law. Estimates are that donations might drop by $14 Billion because of the Tax Cut Jobs Act of 2017. How did the new law change charitable giving? What planning strategies should average donors, wealthy donors, and ultra-high net worth donors pursue? How should development officers reframe charitable giving conversations with prospective donors? How can non-grantor trusts be used to salvage a full charitable contribution deduction? Bunching ded...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Conduct a Comprehensive Client Consultation and Intake for your Matrimonial or Family Law Client

This CLE course will go through what questions to ask, what answers to give and how to issue spot and strategize with a prospective client through a mock client consultation. A client consultation is an attorney’s chance to set him or herself apart from other attorneys to not only win the client, but also gathering the information an attorney needs to strategize and effectively represent the individual. Family Law issues are often emotionally charged and this course will address issues relat...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Advertising Law in the United States and Around the Globe

This CLE program, which will include lawyers from many countries discussing using influencers, conducting global sweepstakes and contests, and timely updates about key issues facing advertisers conducting social media campaigns in the United States and around the world.

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Smart Contracts: An Introduction

“Virtual currency,” “blockchain,” “smart contracts” – these words and phrases seem to be everywhere these days but do people really know what they mean. This CLE course will explain, in user-friendly terms, what virtual currency is, how it works and the legal and regulatory issues surrounding its use. The course also will explain and discuss the possible uses of the blockchain/distributed ledger technology beyond recording virtual currency transactions and the possible legal and regulatory i...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Planning for Real Estate Owners: Advanced Strategies for Attorneys

Tax considerations often drive decisions in the real estate world. Whether it’s optimization of income tax, gift tax, or estate tax treatment, real estate owners are particularly sensitive to the impact taxes may have on their activities. This CLE program explores how advisors can expand their arsenals to include the widest possible range of techniques when working with clients who have substantial real estate holdings.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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$75

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

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Estate Planning and Ancillary Planning Areas - Part 2

This CLE will discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017 making massive changes to personal and estate tax rules. Every aspect of planning will be affected: asset protection, charitable giving, planning for itemized deductions, the structure of trusts (grantor vs. non-grantor, ING, SLATs, DAPTs, etc.), and more. This is said to be the most sweeping tax legislation since the 1986 tax act. It might also be the most quickly cobbled together and p...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Building Blocks of Mediation

Courses in Mediation Training tend to run between 32 and 40 hours. It would be an impossible task to try to summarize these courses in just a few hours. This CLE lecture will give the listener an overview in mediation theory through some of the terms (i.e. building blocks) that are often employed in the mediation process. In addition, a description of the work of an Ecclesiastical Court known as the Beth Din will be outlined. Such a Court employs both mediation and arbitration techniques to re...

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

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary relationships are not limited to trustees and executors. Fiduciary relationships – and fiduciary duties –can be found in the corporate setting, in employment and in many varied business relationships. Sometimes the fiduciary relationship is not obvious. Yet where an individual is found to have a fiduciary’s obligations, the extent of those obligations and the limitations on what the fiduciary can and cannot do are significant. The fiduciary relationship realigns the legal rights and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in U.S. v. Salman on the Law of Insider Trading

The Dec 6, 2016 court ruling in US v Salman clarifies the “personal benefit” requirement and eases the government’s burden of proving insider trading cases. But how does this impact other decisions such as US v Newman and the prosecution of future insider trading cases? While the government need not show that the tipper has received something of tangible value, it raises the question of when the relationship between tipper and tippee reaches the level which would satisfy this lesser “personal...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
1
Price$50

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
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in Advertising Law in the Netherlands

With the ever-increasing importance of the web, and social media in particular, as a tool to market consumers, advertising is rarely confined by national borders. As companies think about communicating with a broader range of consumers, throughout the world, it is critical for them to understand the key rules governing advertising globally. This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will provide an overview of the rules and regulations governing advertis...

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

Estate Administration for Newly Admitted New Jersey Attorneys: Commentary on our Statutes

For a novice attorney, administering an estate in New Jersey can seem overwhelming. But most of the information needed to successfully accomplish estate administration can be found in one place—Title 3B. This CLE course will offer a comprehensive review of Title 3B and the default provisions governing instruments in New Jersey as well as what steps to take when no instruments appear such as with guardianship and intestacy. The course will explain laws governing rights, duties and power...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in Canada

With the ever-increasing importance of the web, and social media in particular, as a tool to market consumers, advertising is rarely confined by national borders. As companies think about communicating with a broader range of consumers, throughout the world, it is critical for them to understand the key rules governing advertising globally. This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will provide an overview of the rules governing advertising to consumers...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in Mexico

With the ever-increasing importance of the web, and social media in particular, as a tool to market consumers, advertising is rarely confined by national borders. As companies think about communicating with a broader range of consumers, throughout the world, it is critical for them to understand the key rules governing advertising globally. This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will provide an overview of the rules governing advertising to consumers...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

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

ADHD, School Discipline & Criminal Prosecution

ADHD has become the go-to diagnosis for misbehaving children, inattentive teenagers and maladjusted adults. But where it’s most prevalent is in the prison system, affecting nearly 50% of the population and typically presenting along with co-occurring conditions such as learning disabilities and other risk factors for antisocial and criminal behavior. This CLE course will assess the impact of ADHD and other mental health conditions on these types of behaviors, substance abuse, and other...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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
1
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

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

Prevention, Detection & Treatment of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

This vitally important CLE program focuses on substance abuse and related issues which affect a surprising and disproportionate number of legal professionals. The program will raise attorney awareness about the challenges of identifying the initial behavior which indicate abuse of alcohol, drugs and even prescription medication. The consequences of such behavior, which constitutes an attorney's breach of ethical or legal obligations resulting in possible State Bar sanctions or resulting in cri...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

U.S. v. Newman: The Changing Landscape for Insider Trading Liability

The recent decision in U.S. v Newman, a criminal insider trading case against two portfolio managers, has provided much-needed clarity as to the elements of “tipper” and “tippee” liability, including what constitutes the “personal benefit” a tipper must receive to be liable for tipping information and, more importantly, what level of knowledge someone must have when he or she receives information which may have been improperly tipped. The clarity offered by the Newman case is helpful, but the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Estate Planning for Real Estate Investors in Changing Times

Estate planning can provide a lasting legacy for your clients. This CLE course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to recognize estate planning opportunities for your client with special attention to considerations and opportunities for real estate owners and investors. Presented by experienced attorney and lecturer Bruce Steiner, the course will explain estate planning under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the 2014 New York Income and Estate Tax changes and...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

Legal Issues Facing Collegiate Athletics: O'Bannon v. NCAA

College sports have been in turmoil for the last few years. Now with the O'Bannon decision having been issued by the district court, what precisely is the future of college sports and how has and likely will the landscapes change in the next 18 to 24 months. This CLE course will explain the recent decision and how it will impact the future of college sports.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Reach and Limits of Commissioner Power in the Major Professional Sports

The top news stories coming out of professional sports in 2014 all seem to have involved commissioners of the major American sports imposing discipline on players and even owners for what has largely been off field issues. This lecture with combine an examination of topical cases: MLB and Alex Rodriguez; NFL and Ray Rice and NBA and Donald Sterling with an exploration of labor, antitrust and contract law to explore the reach and limitation of Commissioner power in the major sports.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Advertising After Operation Full Disclosure: The FTC’s New Focus on Disclosures in Advertising

As part of “Operation Full Disclosure,” the Federal Trade Commission recently sent warning letters to more than sixty national advertisers warning them that their television and print disclosures are not clear and conspicuous. This is second time in two years that the FTC has issued major guidance to industry on disclosures in advertising. What is Operation Full Disclosure all about? Why is the FTC so focused on disclosures – and national advertising – right now? And what should advertisers an...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Do's and Don'ts of Drafting Social Media Policies

The use of social media by employers and employees continues to raise significant issues for the workplace. While employers have begun to address these issues through workplace policies and practices, care must be taken that such policies and practices are not unlawfully overbroad and do not infringe on employee rights under the law. This CLE presentation will discuss the appropriate mindset employers must maintain when establishing and implementing workplace policies on social media, and th...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

Dividing Defined Benefit Pension Plans in Family Cases

This one hour CLE, conducted by nationally renowned QDRO attorney Matthew Lundy and expert tax attorney Adam Lusthaus, discusses the fine point of the often maze-like world of defined benefit pension plans in family law cases. It discusses both practical issues to be addressed in settlement agreements, and also high-level concepts related to taxability and valuation of defined benefit plans.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Legal Processes and Issues Surrounding China-U.S. Foreign Direct Investment

Investment in foreign countries may be lucrative, but must be undertaken with a thorough understanding of the legal issues involved. This CLE course will offer specific instruction on the benefits and challenges to foreign investment in China and how to navigate its complex legal system. The course will explain the myriad benefits to investment, such as China’s rising economic growth and status on the global economy, as well as the risks such as its social instability, aging population...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Criminal Procedure for the General Practitioner: What you Need to Know when your Client’s Son Gets Arrested

A frequent occurrence that many general practitioners will undoubtedly face during their careers is the frantic phone call from a client who has been arrested or has a family member who has been arrested. The client will have many questions about what to expect and will be looking to you for guidance. For those new to the practice of law or those who have little experience with criminal law, how do you properly advise your client about the potential legal ramifications of an arrest? What fa...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estates and Trusts for the Non-Specialist

This CLE program will provide an overview of the steps necessary to conduct an estate administration in Pennsylvania. The program will include topics such as whether an estate should be probated or not, the various deadlines and filing requirements if the estate is probated and possible complications that may arise in concluding the estate and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries. Also discussed will be an overview of the requirements for drafting an estate plan, which include...

General 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

The Five Most Common Challenges in Family Law

Five Common Challenges in Family Law will explore situations that frequently arise in domestic cases. Issues to be discussed include relocation in a custody case, residing in the marital residence pending divorce, representing clients who are self-employed or whose employment changes during a support action, and how to obtain interim relief for your client when divorce and custody matters are pending. Topics covered include: Relocation by a parent in a custody action When one spo...

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

Hot Topics in Advertising Law and Intellectual Property Issues in Venezuela and Latin America

With the ever-increasing importance of the web, and social media in particular, as a tool to market consumers, advertising is rarely confined by national borders. As companies think about communicating with a broader range of consumers, throughout the world, it is critical for them to understand the key rules governing advertising globally. This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will provide an overview of Advertising Law and Intellectual Property Is...

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

Traffic Court Practice and Procedure

Of all the areas of the legal system, traffic violations may be the one that affects the greatest number of people. Whether you are an attorney in the field of traffic violations and vehicular crimes, a driver, passenger or even a pedestrian, changes in traffic violations and traffic court proceedings may impact you. This CLE course, presented by Michael E. Beer, Vice President of the Association of Motor Vehicles Attorneys (AMVTA) with more than 20 years’ experience in traffic courts,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bias in the Legal Profession

Learn how to make sure that you and your firm makes employment decisions in an unbiased manner. This CLE course will teach how bias can translate into legal causes of action and show how these lawsuits have affected certain law firms. Learn what to avoid, what actions to take, and how to make sure that our profession creates a fair and just playing field for all.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

The Ins and Outs of Conducting an Internal Workplace Investigation

To minimize exposure and to comply with legal requirements, employers are asking their in-house and outside counsel to conduct workplace investigations relating to violations of company policies, claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and allegations of misconduct. A fair and effective internal investigation can be an employer’s best defense against a potential employment lawsuit and, when conducted properly, an internal investigation can help an employer avoid costly and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Ethics 101 for In-House Counsel

This seminar will guide in-house counsel through important issues of professional responsibility that they face on a regular basis: rules that govern privileged communications, electronic discovery, contact with former employees, conflicts of interest, and others. Tannenbaum Helpern partners Vincent J. Syracuse, Jamie B.W. Stecher, Andrew W. Singer and Paul D. Sarkozi will utilize a series of hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate critical problems and offer problem-solving techniques...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

Work Place Bullying: What is It and What to do About It

This CLE program will explore the definitions of workplace bullying and explain how it differs from illegal harassment. Employment attorney Beth K. Whittenbury, discusses the corporate costs of bullying and how to identify warning signs of bullying in the workplace. Beth will also discuss the steps to setting up anti-bullying policies and procedures for your clients. Learn the creative causes of action clever attorneys are using to sue for workplace bullying. Explore some workplace bullying ca...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Key Insurance Coverage Considerations for Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

The investment management industry is under greater regulatory scrutiny than ever before. Combined with the threat of cyber breaches and an increase in investor activism, it is imperative for funds, broker-dealers and investment advisers to carefully review their insurance coverage and evaluate its adequacy in the current climate. Through interactive panel discussions, this CLE course will review key coverage issues and explain the various policies and the claims and activities covered by each...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

New York City Paid Sick Leave: Key Provisions for Employers

A recent update in New York’s paid sick leave legislation, known as the New York City Earned Sick Time Act, has left many attorneys and HR managers at a loss, unsure of how to advise companies and in need of a total overhaul of employee policies and handbooks. This CLE course, presented by Andrew W. Singer, Esq. and Jason B. Klimpl, Esq. of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, LLP, who themselves contributed to the legislation’s final version, will offer a comprehensive review of...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Representing Multi-State Employers: How to Draft Legally Compliant Employee Handbooks

Understanding what an employee handbook must have in it is tough enough. However, if you represent a multi-state employer doing business in more than one state, it is even more complicated. There are a multitude of laws that vary state by state that an organization needs to ensure compliance with. Failure to do so can put an organization at legal peril. One of the causes for concern when drafting a multi-state handbook is that employers must comply with both federal and state laws c...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

The Rise of Internet Law

This CLE lecture traces the history of the battles between technology and the law. Attorney Jay Flemma traces the file sharing wars from their inception to the present, while also discussing fair use, entertainment contracts, policy, and both how and why courts rule as they did.

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

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

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

Legal Ethics in the Context of the Electronic Age

As attorneys, no one is better educated as to how to fight against legal malpractice suits. Nor is anyone better qualified to determine when a suit should be brought against another attorney. It is perhaps that knowledge that motivates attorneys to ensure that no suit can be brought against them while making them indisposed to bringing a suit against others unless very sure of the verity of the claim. This CLE course will explain how to avoid claims against yourself, protect yourself fro...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Fannie Mae and FHA Condominium Regulation and Policy

This CLE course will explore the relevant guidelines and legal requirements that regulate the availability of obtaining end-loan financing for condominium and cooperative developments which attorneys are relied upon by developers for advice and guidance. Starting with a brief discussion of the history and market trends that led to the current regulatory environment, the course will then explore the currently available financing options and methods for obtaining approval from Fannie Mae, the FH...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

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

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in the UK

With the ever-increasing importance of the web, and social media in particular, as a tool to market consumers, advertising is rarely confined by national borders. As companies think about communicating with a broader range of consumers, throughout the world, it is critical for them to understand the key rules governing advertising globally. This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will provide an overview of the rules governing advertising to consumers...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Major League Baseball and Alex Rodriguez: An Opportunity to Examine Ethical Issues Arising from Labor Arbitration

It played out like a soap opera on the pages of news and television screens across the nation. It may have been the most discussed and covered labor penalty appeal arbitration in history but the investigation, discipline and controversy generated by Major League Baseball's suspension of superstar Alex Rodriguez for 162 games, all of the 2014 season, the longest suspension short of a lifetime ban issued in baseball history opens the door for a deeper examination of potentially conflicting legal a...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Fundamentals of Foreclosure Defense and Alternative Remedies

While the panic surrounding the collapse of the real estate market has abated and reports of foreclosures have lessened, home foreclosures are still a daily occurrence across the country and will remain so. Whether because of unexpected illness, unemployment or the rising cost of living, the threat of home foreclosure remains a concern for vast portions of the population. This CLE course will provide an approach to defending residential mortgage foreclosure actions in Illinois with a v...

General Credits
3
Price$125

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

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

When Does the Duty to Conduct Workplace Investigations Arise and Other Critical Timing Issues

Rumors are flying that a subordinate is sleeping with her boss to get promotions. An employee tells a manager off-site and over lunch that she is being harassed at work. You receive a complaint, but can't start the investigation immediately. This CLE program will explain your legal obligations under these circumstances and provide you with a firm understanding of when the duty to investigate kicks in, when you need to start the investigation, as well as how long the investigation can take.

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
2.25
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

Collateralized Debt Obligations and Credit Default Swaps: A Guide for Lawyers

Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) and Credit Default Swaps (CDS) have played and continue to play prominent roles in the global capital markets. What's the difference between a CDO and a CLO? What are TruPs CDOs? And why are they so controversial? Cut through the headlines and get a real understanding of CDOs and CDSs, how they are structured and the litigation landscape regarding these investments today. This informative CLE course, presented by New York attorney and CDO and...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

#You're Fired @Will: Social Media and Employment Law

Employees talk about everything on social media. Their supervisors. Their clients. The pitch they worked on all night. While many of these comments are harmless, some violate workplace rules or threaten company interests. But disciplining employee social media communications is not as easy as it sounds - even in "employment at will" situations. State and federal law protects certain types of online speech. In addition to the subject matter of the comments, you have to consider wher...

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

Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Avoiding Pitfalls when Representing a Buyer or Seller

This CLE course will show you how to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes involved with representing a buyer or seller of commercial property. Topics include Contract review Negotiations Representing a Buyer or Seller? Checklists & Forms included

General Credits
1
Price$50

Home Sweet Home: Handling a Residential Real Estate Transaction

Real Estate closings have a million moving parts. Efficient and effective handling of each of those parts is absolutely imperative to a successful closing. This CLE course will make sure you are well-versed in all the relevant issues and guidelines, strategies and tools to handle real estate closings in Illinois. Topics include: Contract review Negotiations Representing a Buyer or Seller? Checklists & Forms included

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Minimize Taxes, Maximize Wealth: Understanding Tax Deferral Strategies When Selling Real Estate

This CLE course is designed to provide an overview of several important real estate tax strategies, as well as the methods used to compute capital gain tax and depreciation recapture. Understanding taxes is one of the key methods to maximizing the profitability of real estate transactions. Using a mixture of examples and anecdotes the instructors will talk about the following topics: Understanding the components that go into computing an adjusted basis and how gain tax is comput...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

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

Introduction to Structured Finance

RMBS, CMBS, CDOs, SIVs can seem like alphabet soup yet they play an integral part of the global economy and capital markets. Some will even allege that these sophisticated financial products were responsible for the credit crisis that nearly destroyed the global economy. What are these structured products, how do they work and who created them? This informative CLE course, presented by New York attorney and subject matter expert Jack Chen, explains the essential characteristics of structu...

General Credits
1.25
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

Introduction to Title Insurance: Essential Things Every Attorney Should Know

Real property attorneys review title reports daily. However, title reports and policies have become so common, that many attorneys have not considered for quite some time the important tenets of title insurance. Mr. Bagwell’s seminar presentation will introduce new and junior attorneys to the basic conceptual framework of title insurance while also re-acquainting senior counsel to the intricacies of various title products. Several common misconceptions regarding various aspects of titl...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Applying Mediation Principles to Family Law Issues

Mediation is a form of ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) that may be used in civil disputes, family law matters, eldercare, and many other fields. In this course you will be given an overview of mediation skills and techniques from a trained attorney/mediator. The lecture will apply mediation principles to practice areas in family law. Whether you are an attorney contemplating starting a mediation practice or are simply looking to gain practical insight into this growing field this lecture is...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

An Introduction to New Jersey Property Tax Appeal Process

The volatility of the real estate market is well-known. Prices fluctuate, values vary and the very aspects of your property that were once benefits can become liabilities. This means that when the time comes for a real estate assessment, owners may be very unpleasantly surprised. In New Jersey, one recourse is the Property Tax Appeal Process. This CLE course will explain this process in-depth from an explanation of the assessment and how they are determined, tax calculations, valuation...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Introduction to New Jersey Eminent Domain Law

Whether you are a litigator or a transactional attorney, the basics of New Jersey’s eminent domain process are part of the background and vocabulary that every practitioner should be generally familiar with. This course outlines those basics. How does the condemnation process work? What are the basic valuation issues that a property owner may be confronted with in common taking scenarios? What are the common pitfalls? In this lecture, you will learn these key points as well as se...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

The ABC’s of Business Immigration: A Primer for the General Practitioner

The topic of immigration has had no shortage of attention in recent years, but knowing your current events and navigating the legalities of immigration is not the same thing. This CLE course offers everything you need to gain a comprehensive understanding of business and family immigration. The course will explain the procedure for business and family petitions with an emphasis on categories commonly used in the business community, review the recent developments to the PERM process for...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Ethical Considerations in No-Fault Litigation

No fault litigation occupies an interesting place in the legal system. A method of avoiding the costs and hassle of legal battles, no-fault litigation comes with some potential pitfalls of its own, not the least of which is the ethical considerations of working slightly out-of-bounds of the standard system. This CLE course will explore those ethical considerations and how to navigate them in the process of no-fault litigation. The course will cover how to maintain clear communication i...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Understanding No-Fault Claims and Litigation

The concept of no fault claims is meant to reduce the cost and hassle of legal proceedings by systematizing compensation for certain incidents and injuries. But that doesn't mean that the process is simple or streamlined though it is one that every attorney needs to know. This CLE course will present a thorough review of no fault claims and litigation including common defenses, proximate cause, non-ascertainable treatments, fraud, disqualification of a medical provider and defective no...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Common Ethical Issues and Pitfalls

Certain recurring ethical issues are encountered with regularity in the everyday practice of law. The nature of attorney/client privilege and confidentiality, analysis of conflict issues and the obligations of an attorney to other counsel and the fact-finding tribunal, result in frequent consultation of the rules of ethics. The course will cover the most common ethical issues confronted by attorneys, and the presenter will discuss hypotheticals posed by the live audience.

Ethics 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

Current Issues in Legal Ethics

The widespread use of internet communications by attorneys in advertising and with clients requires a re-examination of the ethical rules. The course will examine attorney's speech, what lawyers can and cannot say on a website, in personal and professional blogs and on social networking sites, as well as other ethical issues including setting and collecting fees, privilege and confidentiality and proceedings before the Disciplinary Board. Topics Covered include: attorney's speech - on...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Fundamentals of DUI/DWI Law: A Practical Guide

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs is a systemic problem that transcends socioeconomic borders and it capable of impacting anyone at any time. Police and prosecutors are ever vigilant in curtailing this dangerous practice and have numerous resources at their disposal to ensure a successful prosecution. With the advent of diversionary programs and the recent focus of rehabilitation over punishment, however, there are increasingly more and more avenues for defense attorneys to explo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Fundamentals of Pennsylvania Family Law

The Fundamentals of Family Law will explore basic substantive and procedural requirements related to divorce, asset division, support and custody. The difference between the 3301 (c) and the 3301 (d) divorce, practical considerations when filing for divorce, and the potential consequences as they may relate to a support action, equitable distribution of marital assets, interim relief throughout the divorce process, custody pleadings and requirements, custody rights of grandparents and other th...

General Credits
1.25
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

Non-U.S. Bank Operations in the United States

This CLE course will offer an overview of how foreign banks operate in the United States. The course will offer a comprehensive introduction and explain the process for entry, the activities and powers of these entities, issues related to regulation and enforcement and exiting. The course will also review the changes in how these entities operate as a result of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

General Credits
1.25
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

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

Common Estate Planning Errors and How to Prevent Them

Estate Planning seems relatively straightforward—a client asks for a will and the attorney draws it up. The attorney does what he is asked, and the client is happy, so all is well, right? Not exactly. In fact, there is a tremendous amount of research and fact-finding that the responsible attorney must complete before drafting a will to ensure the client’s assets are truly protected and to avoid a malpractice suit in the long run. This CLE course will explain the most common errors inclu...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

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

Handling The DWI Case In New York: To Refuse Or Not To Refuse

To refuse or not to refuse, that is the question. That is and has been an essential issue for those of us who handle DWI cases. As a result of new regulations and shifting legislation, the answer has become more elusive and the consequences of error far more dramatic. The general rule is that there are no general rules and the decision to refuse, or not to refuse is very much case specific. This CLE program will discuss the factors and situations that you must consider in answering this ques...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Handling The DWI Case: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

The standardized field sobriety tests are, for most police agencies, the primary means by which they establish probable cause for the arrest of your client; and as evidence of your client's intoxication. These tests, however, can be turned into a two-edged sword and used to your benefit. This CLE course deals with the cross-examination of the officer in regard to these tests. It details approaches that can be used to negate the inference of intoxication and to demonstrate your client's compreh...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Strategies for Drafting Concrete Indemnification Provisions

In theory, anyone can write a contract. But for an agreement to be worth anything more than the paper it’s written on, it must be clear and enforceable and significantly reduce a party’s risk. This CLE course will explain these general guidelines and also offer strategies for drafting such agreements including the importance of due diligence, and an understanding of representations and warranties. The course will also explain the purpose of indemnification agreements, its benefits and...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Understanding COBRA Medical Care: A Legal Guide

Even before ObamaCare, there was COBRA, which requires employers to offer employees continuation of their group health care coverage in the event their employment is terminated or their hours have been reduced. Learn everything there is to know about COBRA, its benefits, requirements, eligibility, restrictions, and provisions in this exciting CLE course.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

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

The DOMA Decision Deciphered: What it Means to Your Client

The United States Supreme Court’s decision to strike down an important provision of the Defense of Marriage Act has immediate implications for same-sex couples throughout the nation. Gay and lesbian couples who are married in their home state or in other states that recognize same-sex marriage, may begin to enjoy hundreds of federal benefits previously denied to them. This program will explore the disparity between the rights and responsibilities of same-sex couples who live and marry in a r...

General Credits
1.75
Price$99

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

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

Selling Property; Deferring Tax - A Basic Guide to 1031 Exchanges

We may be centuries ahead of the old barter system, but there are times when a trade when is more advantageous than a sale. This specifically applies to 1031 Exchanges and its usefulness in avoiding taxes on commercial real estate sales. This informative and comprehensive CLE course will explain the basic tenets of 1031 Exchanges, how and when to establish them, the types of properties that qualify, and deadlines. The course will also review typically applicable taxes, tax deferment, the types...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

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

Military Justice: A Primer

"Military Justice is to justice what Military Music is to music.” The military justice system is often an enigma to many attorneys and, as evidenced by Groucho Marx’ quotation, subject to certain misconceptions and suspicions. However, with our Nation’s continuing military conflicts many of your clients or their family members will have served in or have ties with the military and will have some encounter with the military justice system. Therefore, a basic understanding of military justice w...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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

A Review of the New FTC Guidance on Disclosures in Digital Advertising

With marketing campaigns appearing on multiple platforms, and with consumers viewing these campaigns on screens of all sizes, it is a challenge for advertisers to ensure that their disclosures meet legal requirements. Updating guidance last issued in 2000, the FTC has just issued new staff guidance, .com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising. Listen as two of the country's leading marketing law experts give a rundown of the new guidelines and what you need to kno...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Outbound and Inbound Taxation: An Overview of U.S. Tax Law

The globalization of the economy has created countless opportunities for investors, importers and manufacturers. But the consequences of inbound taxation (foreigners doing business in the US) and outbound taxation (Americans doing business overseas) are growing increasingly complex. This comprehensive and fascinating CLE course will explain all the tax ramifications of these transactions, with particular emphasis on structuring options for all types of transactions including that for ownership...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Technology, Privacy and Confidentiality: An Ethical Guide to Electronic Communication & Compliance

Communication today is almost entirely electronic, web-based and instantaneous. This is true across all industries and is relevant to almost all types of communications. And while most businesses expect, require and create provisions for confidentiality, none are as restricted as the legal profession. This contemporary CLE course will explain the legal and ethical issues inherent in web-based communications, e-documents and cloud-sharing. The course will cover e-discovery and e-filing, malicio...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Spoken Like a True Lawyer: Public Speaking Strategies for Trial Attorneys

A courtroom bears no small resemblance to the stage and attorneys are its most principal actors. Understanding your audience, practicing your lines, developing a good opener—all public speaking strategies that are just as applicable to attorneys in trial preparation. This CLE course will both utilize and review essential public speaking tips as they relate to trials and attorney arguments and will including closing arguments, etiquette, the distinction between testimonies and stories, approp...

General 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

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

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

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

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

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
1.25
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

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 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

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

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

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

The State of the Art in Asset Protection

Explore the most advanced asset protection techniques currently used. This fascinating CLE program will address sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts, offshore trusts, offshore banking and Swiss annuities and much more. Jacob Stein, a leading expert in asset protection discusses a variety of tools and strategies that you can employ in order to help preserve wealth for your clients. Mr. Stein will also review how recent legislation affects your planning strategies.

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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

Introduction to the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA)

This CLE course offers a thorough introduction to the Fair Debt Collection Act (FDCPA). Presented by Harvey Rephen, who specializes in consumer protection from abusive and illegal debt collection, this fascinating and timely CLE course includes a comprehensive overview of the FDCPA and an explanation of the various restrictions placed on debt collectors. The course also details the parameters of communication with debtors and third parties, prohibited practices, and civil liabilities with rega...

General 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

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

Asset Protection Planning

From the underlying substantive law to practical aspects of asset protection planning (i.e., what works and what does not), this program will teach you everything you need to know about protecting your assets from plaintiffs and creditors. Mr. Stein, a leading expert in asset protection will cover specific planning strategies and solutions, including planning with community property, business entities and domestic and foreign trusts. In 2010, specific emphasis will be placed on protecting asse...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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

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

What You Don't Know About the SAFE Act Could Hurt You and Cost Your Clients Dearly

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 included, as a small part of a very comprehensive law, the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act). This law has fundamentally changed the manner in which residential mortgage loans are originated in the United States. The SAFE Act has mandated, by the Federal Government, a national and state licensing regimen for mortgage loan officers and has established a nationwide data base of these individuals and companies. This...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

Business ADR For Lawyers: What Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Mean For Your Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the wave of the present -- and the future -- for resolving business disputes and conflicts while avoiding the greater expense, delay, disruption, lack of control, and animosity inherent in most court litigation. In most (but not all) instances, business disputes can be resolved better, quicker, and more cost-effectively through ADR processes, primarily arbitration and mediation. But many lawyers are relatively unfamiliar with these tools, and are co...

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

Mediation Techniques and Practice

Learn effective mediation skills and techniques from a trained practitioner. Whether you are an attorney contemplating starting a mediation practice or are simply looking to gain practical insight into this growing field this lecture is for you. Topics include mediation "Do's and Don’ts", the initial interview and substantive areas which may be effectively mediated. This lecture will also give the attorney who is not familiar with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) another model to consider...

General Credits
1.5
Price$95

Securities Arbitration & Mediation

There is no easier, faster and more streamlined method of resolving disputes than through securities arbitration. Specifically, there are no costly or lengthy depositions, very limited motions and no required appearances until the hearing. While the term “securities arbitration” scares many practitioners away, what attorneys do not understand is that matters brought by customers against their stock brokers or brokerage firms are generally the same. That is, each case has similar legal issu...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Structured Settlement Transfers

This lecture will introduce the practitioner to the area of structured settlement transfers and the court approval process required under New York's General Obligations Law. The presentation covers all aspects of the process from the initial stages between the factoring companies seeking to purchase future payments and the annuitants seeking to sell such payments through the final stages of the judicial approval. Aspects of both the "seller" and "purchaser" are covered in detail. Learn what...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

Military Occupations Under the Law of Armed Conflict

Since September 11th, there is hardly a day when some aspect of the Law of Armed Conflict is not discussed in the media, from allegations of war crimes at Abu Gharib, Haditha, and GITMO, to use of military commissions as a means to try unlawful enemy combatants. The issue of the use of private security contractors performing tasks on the battlefield that are, in many cases, indistinguishable for those performed by soldiers, has become a subject of controversy and scrutiny. This exciting cours...

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Oral Contract Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On - Or Is It?

Most lawyers enter contract negotiations aspiring to achieve a fully signed agreement containing all material terms. But many business relationships – particularly in the media and entertainment world – proceed in the absence of fully signed agreements. Why do sophisticated industry people use short-form and unsigned long-form agreements? Do these agreements create binding contractual obligations? What tests do courts use to answer this question? And what risks do the parties take? Frankfurt K...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Special Education Law: An Overview

Whether you want to better understand the rights of special needs students to assist schools in compliance or to represent students during a lawsuit, this course will strengthen your knowledge. Special Education is specially designed instruction that addresses the unique needs that result from a child with a disability. Nationally, approximately seven million students are classified with a disability and receive special-education services. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 7...

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

Representing the Independent Filmmaker

Thanks to the proliferation of digital filmmaking, people from all walks of life are now making independent movies. Taught by attorney and author Thomas A. Crowell, this lecture will help you to issue-spot many of the problem areas faced by independent filmmakers and to negotiate key contract provisions required to protect your client’s film property. Topics discussed include: the lifecycle of a movie, literary option agreements, rights of publicity, location releases, actor agreements, music...

General Credits
1
Price$75

Chapter 7- The Initial Consultation

In this course, Daniel Gershburg explains the basics of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, starting with the initial consultation and extending all the way up to the Meeting of the Creditors. He will also discuss the changes in the new Bankruptcy Law and various issues at hand. Some of the topics covered include the Means Test, Median Income Test, how to keep your car and home and why bankruptcy has recently become an appealing choice for individuals.

General Credits
1.5
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

A Lawyers Guide to Theatre Production

Donald C. Farber has been practicing Entertainment Law for over 50 years. His vast experience in theatre resulted from his having to learn on the job. As a result, he wrote his first book on producing an Off-Broadway play. This course could easily take its title from that of his book, “From Option to Opening.” This course sets forth exactly what one must legally do to represent a play from beginning to end--that is from the Option to Opening. Along the way, after discussion of the O...

General Credits
2.5
Price$135

Rights of Publicity and Privacy

In this course, Rick Kurnit, a noted expert in Advertising and Media Law, IP and First Amendment cases, provides a guided tour of today’s most relevant privacy issues. This course reviews the development of rights of publicity and privacy, as well as how changes in technology and in the marketplace affect how companies disseminate information today. Topics covered include, what is commercial use, First Amendment claims (parody) Lanham Act and much more.

General Credits
2
Price$135

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

Drafting a Basic Will

A will represents the wishes of a person that is no longer living. Therefore, the law requires a great deal of formality to insure that the document does truly represent the desire of a person that could no longer speak for him/herself. This lecture covers the basic clauses and formats for creating a will. It will also discuss the correct method of execution of the will.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Sexual Harassment in New York State

Harassment in the workplace is always a hot topic and the parameters of appropriate behavior undergo constant redefinition. This CLE course will define harassment, both sexual and other forms and explain the federal, state and local laws that apply to workplace harassment and discrimination. Included in the course is: • Claims of sexual harassment • Claims of other forms of harassment and discrimination • Statutory and Constitutional Protections • Employer L...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Biggest Murder Trial in History: The Evolution and Status of International Criminal Law

Prosecuting crimes against peace and humanity was not invented at Nuremberg in 1945. Since ancient days, the legality of war itself and how wars were waged had been debated by renowned scholars from Plato to Grotius. Over 200 years ago, Immanuel Kant’s Zum Ewigen Frieden called for the protection of peace and human rights through the rule of international law. Instructor Benjamin Ferencz offers an insightful perspective as Chief Prosecutor for the United States in what the Associated Press c...

General Credits
1.5
Price$100

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

Drafting a Basic Trust

A trust is a fiduciary relationship in which property is transferred from the creator to one or more persons, known as trustees, who manage that property for the benefit of another individual called the beneficiary. The purpose of a trust is to insure that property is appropriately managed and its income disbursed to persons whom the creator elects to benefit from the property. This course in drafting a basic trust discusses all of the fundamental requirements to create a valid trust, indicati...

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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