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Ethical Considerations for Multistate Referral Rules and Fees

In this CLE seminar taught by a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor, you will learn best practices and Rules for Attorney Referral Rules in New Jersey and throughout the United States, State by State. Topics include: The Policy Behind Fee Sharing Prohibition Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.3 Profit Sharing Agreements or Employee Profit Sharing Plans

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Issues To Consider When Drafting Construction Contracts

This CLE course will provide insight as to the Issues that should be considered when drafting Construction Contracts. The topics discussed are as follows: Drafting Construction Contracts, Mechanics Liens, Termination, Delay Damages, Liquidated v actual damages, Change Orders, Material escalation costs, Insurance and Bonds, and Dispute resolution.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How Lawyers Can Represent Brokers Beyond Their State Licensing

Brokers want to make deals throughout the nation, and chafe at the idea that their single state license will limit their ability or right to legally work on deals in other states. License portability-which is NOT license reciprocity-will allow this to occur, when the broker cooperates with a licensee of the state where the property is located. However, different states have different limitations on just what these out of state brokers can legally do. Learn how to find, inter...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Evolution Of An Eviction Moratorium: Landlord Tenant Strategies And Emergency Rental Assistance

This CLE course explores the evolution of New York’s eviction moratorium, starting in March 2020, to more fully understand the court’s strategy to handle the evictions backlog. Courts are moving forward with their congested calendar; however, a de facto stay will be in place for tenants who apply for New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (“ERAP”). Parties should adjust their expectations accordingly as ERAP applications are likely to delay many eviction proceedings into 2023....

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Statutory Interpretation: How To Use It To Your Clients’ Advantage

Statutes are directly or indirectly involved in most litigated cases, yet very little attention is ever paid to the dozens of rules of statutory interpretation that can make or break your case. Judges appreciate statutory interpretation analysis from litigants. You should be the one to provide it. The rules of statutory interpretation are fairly straight forward. This course will show you that these rules are much easier than the multitude of Latin phrases associated with them would otherwise...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cyber Security Compliance Trifecta: Recent Revisions to Three Important Security & Privacy Standards

Cybersecurity compliance concerns have emerged as a forefront issue for both large and small enterprises. Revisions of three important standards or requirements were published during the first three months of 2022 and will have far reaching cybersecurity compliance implications. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released Spec. Pub 800-53 (Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations), the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Counc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Remove The "Stress" From Removal Defense: Practice Before The Federal Immigration Courts

Practicing before the federal immigration courts, known as "EOIR" for short, can often be very stressful for attorneys. Not only must attorneys keep up with the near-constant change in immigration law itself, but with the nearly as volatile policies and procedures of the Courts themselves. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, the Courts have gone through a major procedural transformation, including the introduction of electronic filings on the ECAS system. However, removal defens...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Weaponization of Technology in Family Law Cases

As our dependency and use of technology increases, we rely on electronic devices to complete many daily activities. Unfortunately, these same technologies are being seen more and more in family law cases where offenders have identified ways to exploit them in order to facilitate harm towards their victims and co-parents alike. In this CLE program, Steven Bradley will explore the risks and benefits of technology, not only for the clients we serve, but also for you in your personal and pr...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What Happens To Your Practice If You Die Or Become Disabled

What happens to your practice and your family if you die or become disabled? This is a practical CLE program that focuses on the preventive steps to ethically comply with your obligations to your clients, protect your family and to recover the value of your practice. This seminar is designed to raise awareness and increase preparedness in the event of a catastrophic occurrence in your life. It is designed primarily for solo and small firms.

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

Bitcoin: Time For Lawyers To Take A Byte

The economic impact of digital evolution is a reality of our daily lives. Over the past decade, the “Internet of Things” replaced the “Internet of Information.” Today and since the emergence of blockchain technology, we are seeing a sweeping wave of the “Internet of Value” gradually taking over the web and yielding in its wake a transformation of our economic systems deeper than the first two waves combined. Open a magazine, nowadays, and you’re bound to find an article discuss...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Ethics of Law Firm Management: Now More Than Ever

So you want to hang out your own shingle and open your own law practice? Or do you want to join with another lawyer or several lawyers and open a law firm? Do you think running a law practice is easy? Opening is easy, managing and running the practice is more difficult. This course will go over the Rules of Professional Conduct and the ethical considerations you must follow to be a lawyer and to run a law practice. Lawyers are held to a higher standard than a regular business-person, y...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Walk Away With The Check: How To Win A Business Divorce Case

Helping a client grapple with a bad business partner requires expertise in litigation, negotiation and corporate governance. Millions of dollars and your client’s life’s work, hang in the balance. Avoid costly mistakes, while representing your client like a bulldog. In this fast-moving program, you will learn: 5 corporate document provisions that control partner disputes How to recognize when the time is right for partners to part ways How to create a strategic plan to win a busin...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Ethics of Legal Writing

This CLE course will look at five areas where attorneys sometimes get into ethical trouble through legal writing: frivolous writing, failure to cite adverse authority, incivility in legal writing, ghostwriting and plagiarism. In each of these areas, an attorney can help a client by knowing what the line is between ethical and unethical writing. The goal of the course is to help clarify how to figure out whether certain conduct is appropriate advocacy, or whether the conduct crosses the...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

How to Value, Sell & Purchase a Law Practice

As thousands of Boomer attorneys consider retiring, this CLE will address how to value, sell, and purchase a law practice now. Our expert presenters will discuss how lawyers can prepare for selling their practices well before they pull the trigger, by building systems and processes that can enhance value across their practices. They will also explain the 5 components involved with valuing a law practice, the 3 options for selling a law firm, and the “Synergy Value” that Boomer-le...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Oh Brave Commercial New World: The New Reality of Name, Image, and Likeness in Collegiate Athletics

On July 1, 2021, multiple state laws went into effect permitting college athletes in those states to earn money from the use of their Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL), subject to certain restrictions, without risking their collegiate eligibility. In response, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) quickly eased some of its rules allowing athletes in all states, even those without a state law, to participate. So in a dramatic and sudden turn of events, collegiate athletes in the U.S....

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Home is Where The License Is: Ethical Considerations for Lawyer Relocation During and After the Pandemic

Many lawyers relocated during the pandemic, either to escape perceived risk or simply because they could due to remote working. This CLE program will assess the legal and ethical ramifications of relocation to states beyond where one is licensed, addressing both authorization to practice, jurisdiction, and choice of rules.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Attorney's Fees, Referral Fees, and Billing Practices

As we know, lawyers are required to comply with the ethics rules; however, many lawyers may not fully understand the ethics rules and ethical considerations regarding the types of permitted lawyer fees, requirements for referral fees and fee sharing, non-refundable fees, and the ethical requirements related to fees, costs, settlement funds pursuant to the lawyer Trust Account Rules. This presentation will address those topics and provide valuable tips and information to ensure that la...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Interplay Between Ethics, Estates, Fiduciaries and Guardianships

Estate and Elder Law Practitioners face a variety of unique ethical questions in their daily work. The law concerning fiduciary duties goes back centuries, if not more, and is enshrined in the common law. Whether it is the executor, agent of a power of attorney, trustee, or guardian ad litem, the obligations of loyalty, good faith, fair dealing and honesty must be adhered to. Challenging and novel questions arise in this field very often. This program will explore who can ser...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

What Every Family Law Attorney Needs To Know About Debt Collection And Bankruptcy

In the practice of family law there are many factors to consider, including the issues facing the family as one household becomes two. The issues regarding the debts the family has, how each member of the household will be impacted by the debt and what their options are during or after the dissolution of marriage, including bankruptcy are things every Family Law practitioner should know to help their client’s make informed decisions.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Emerging Post Pandemic Cybersecurity Issues for Lawyers

Implementing defensible cybersecurity is now top-down law firm goal, and integrates process (technology) and policy (e.g., cybersecurity, incident response, business continuity, disaster recovery, remote work, bring-your-own-device, and backup, to name a few). The post-Pandemic challenges for attorneys working remotely, and using a variety of computing devices and methods (desktops, laptops, mobile devices, “cloud” or “virtualized” computing, etc.) have amplified an attorney’s profess...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Anatomy of a Criminal Law Case

This CLE course deals with the nuts and bolts of dealing with the practice of criminal law. This seminar is purely practical in nature and presentation. You will learn how to go from the initial phone call to your office for a new arrest to the courthouse. We will deal with all the real world issues in how to deal with the client, the client’s family, the assistant district attorney, court staff, setting fees, grand jury issues, plea negotiations, cooperation agreements, motion prac...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Summations and Litigation War Stories

Join us for a program focusing on the importance of summation during a trial, tips and successful techniques, as well as lessons learned from years of litigation experiences from our expert faculty and ethical considerations.

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

What Attorneys and Firms Need to Know About Pricing Their Services and Getting Paid

If you run a law firm, or are a sole practitioner, have you ever wondered, "what do I charge for my services?" or "how do I know if I'm charging the right price?” If you are looking for direction in answer the “million dollar questions,” then this is the workshop for you! Our expert speaker will discuss different pricing models that can be adopted -- hourly versus value based, and the benefits of each pricing model. This CLE course will not only help you determine your pricing strat...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

E-Discovery Primer for the Luddite and Anti-Technology Practitioner

This CLE course will cover E-Discovery basics and process. The program will focus on the Federal Rules which impact E-Discovery, data preservation and the litigation/legal hold, a review of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and early case assessment, document gathering and review, including forensics, document collection, processing, predictive coding, review, and analysis. The topics of social media and attorney due diligence will also be discussed. There will be an ove...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Professionalism in Challenging Practice Areas

Maintaining high standards of professionalism is important throughout the practice of law but perhaps even more so in challenging practice areas such as high conflict litigation, criminal practice, and immigration. Having a written philosophy of lawyering and living not only adds value and meaning to a lawyer’s work, but also benefits clients and society, providing a paradigm through which lawyers can practice professionally and exceed the minimum standards set forth under the ethics rules....

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

New York’s Brand-New Power of Attorney

This CLE will discuss the brand new Power of Attorney law that took effect June 13, 2021. Elizabeth Forspan, Esq. will go through the major changes to the form and how attorneys and others should plan accordingly. Elizabeth will review the key items to include in new powers of attorney being prepared.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cultural Awareness, Tips, and Tools for Today's Legal Practitioner

This presentation focuses on the characteristics of "culture", understanding another culture, cultural influences and a self-training guide to cultural awareness. The presentation will be a practical one with usable tips to apply for the participant's cultural awareness development - what that means and how to incorporate tools into their practice to facilitate understanding and enable more productive representation, negotiation, and dispute resolution.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Gambling: The "Secret" Addiction

Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers. What about that “other” addiction – Gambling ? In 2018, the United States Supreme Court, in Murphy vs. NCAA, held that sport...

Mental Health/Abuse
1
Price$50

Starting Your Own Firm & Scaling It

If you are interested in starting your own firm but do not know what it entails or where to begin, this lecture will provide you with essential advice and tips. Attorney Matthew Rappaport will walk you through the entire process from launching your own firm (including how to leave your old firm) and traps to avoid when you launch your new firm. This CLE presentation will guide you on how to approach dealing with your first clients and how to scale your business efficiently and effect...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

No One Makes It Out Unscathed: The Effects of Trauma, Stress and Burnout On Our Lives

Attorneys hopefully recognize that like many other professionals, their lives are filled to the brim with stress. It’s important to be proactive in dealing with it. The consequences of shrugging it off can be catastrophic - not only for them but for their family, staff and friends. And then there’s trauma. The ramifications of trauma aren’t discussed as frequently as those of stress and thus, for many attorneys, trauma is a topic in need of attention. Trauma can be secondary or vicario...

Mental Health/Abuse
1
Price$50

The False Claims Act & Cybersecurity: An Area Receiving Heightened Attention by the United States Department of Justice

This CLE program focuses on the False Claims Act and its application to cybersecurity violations. On February 17, 2021, Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers announced that “[t]he Department will continue to confront malicious nation state cyber activity with our unique tools and work with our fellow agencies and the family of norms abiding nations to do the same.” Another DOJ Attorney indicated that “cybersecurity related fraud may be another area where we could see...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Litigation Finance 101: How Funding Can Help Clients and Lawyers

Litigation finance lets third-party funders help lawyers and their clients meet the mounting costs of litigation. Its use is rapidly expanding in the United States, with funders investing in claims on both a single-case and portfolio basis. Our presenters—a litigation funder, and an advisor to clients who use funding—will explain the various ways funders invest in litigation, describe what funding transactions look like, and discuss the legal and ethical rules relevant to funding.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Lawyers for the Public Good: Joining NYS Government

Do you want to work for the New York State Government? Are you confused by the process? Civil Service. PEF. M/C. CSEA. What does all of this mean?! Our panelists will answer all of these questions, AND MORE, and provide you with a step-by-step process for getting hired by any state agency. Our panelists will share their paths into state service and how they chose which agency to apply to and work for.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Client Intakes: Tips for Effective Sign-Ups

Never underestimate the power of a first impression. That’s what a client intake is! For both you and your client. It’s the initial event that sets the tone for the (often) long-term relationship you enter with that perspective client. It’s also the time for you to begin considering case strategy, deposition preparation, and potential evidence. All this assumes you even want to take on this case, which you may not. This program will explore and highlight the core aspects of a new client intake...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Post-Pandemic Bankruptcy Mediation: A New Chapter and New Solutions

A panel of Bankruptcy experts, led by Hon. Elizabeth Stong and former Judge Melanie Cyganowski will discuss the use of mediation to settle Bankruptcy proceedings, with a particular emphasis post pandemic solutions. Our speakers will provide an overview of Bankruptcy Proceedings, with an emphasis on the areas that are particularly appropriate for mediation. Then, they will conduct a “Master Class,” demonstrating how a Fraudulent Conveyance Mediation unfolds, followed by a Round-table...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Doing More With Less: Challenges of a Small Firm Compliance Department

Attend this program to hear how to mitigate regulatory risk in addition to identifying opportunities to spend money wisely while fulfill their duties as officers of their firms. A strong compliance program does not have to be expensive to be effective but needs commitment from all levels. Join FINRA staff and industry practitioners for a discussion on mitigating regulatory risks and determining how to more effectively allocate resources when establishing and maintaining an effective...

General Credits
0.75
Price$35

FINRA’s Examination and Risk Monitoring Program

Attend this session to learn about the firm grouping structure and lessons learned during implementation. During this session, you will hear discussions around the firm grouping structure, lessons learned as a result of transformation, and what firms can expect going forward. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand new organizational structures in the Exam, Specialist and Risk Monitoring Programs Discuss Risk Monitoring activities Discuss what firms can...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Remote Supervision: Compliance Challenges in a Remote Working World

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected firms’ day-to-day operations across the securities industry, including requiring firms to transition most or all staff to remote work environments and implement remote supervisory practices. Join FINRA staff and industry panelists as they discuss challenges firms face with staff working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists also share what they have learned from these events and how they have improved their Business Continuity P...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Luck Favors the Prepared: Successfully Preparing Your Firm to Address Questions from Clients on Data Security & Privacy

In the current patchwork of cybersecurity and data privacy legal requirements, it can be challenging for a professional organization to create a comprehensive privacy and security program that complies with the various (and sometimes conflicting) legal requirements and contractual obligations imposed by clients. More and more, clients are viewing the law firms and accounting firms they are using as “vendors” obligating those professional organizations to respond and comply with vendor manageme...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Thinking Anew and Again About Using Consultants Effectively

Many law practices are experiencing business slowdowns or loss of revenue as a result of COVID -19. This makes evaluating previously overlooked costs, that in good times could be passed on to clients more important than ever! Document management is one of the top 5 expenses law firms need to reconsider. The security of the firms’ document management system also needs to be examined, as 1 in 4 law firms experienced a practice threatening breach in security in 2019 – and that number is on...

General Credits
0.5
Price$25

Legal Ethics in the Era of Technology, Social Media, and the Pandemic

Many lawyers are unfamiliar with the nuances of computer technology and data security essential to comply with 21st century ethics rules in our digital world. There are many hidden dangers in frequently used tools and platforms, including e-mail, social-media and “the Cloud.” The ethical dangers and minefields are compounded and heightened by increased use of digital tools and internet connections in the practice of law, including the use of Zoom and other digital meeting platforms, wor...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Attorney Relationships and Challenges with Them

Andrea Lyon and Ashley Nunn speak from their perspectives of lawyer and investigator and discuss ways that attorneys and investigators can improve their working relationship for the benefit of their client. Topics addressed include: having a team that brings diversity of perspectives, humility and awareness of blind spots and an intentional willingness to learn and understand the client’s perspective the importance of regular, timely, clear and open communication among the team me...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Plan Your Escape: Leaving the Law Firm for Public Sector Law

In this CLE course, presenter Mark J. Wuellner discusses how attorneys can make the transition from the law firm into a fulfilling public sector legal career. He guides you through discovering your purpose for the move and why public sector law may – or may not – be for you. Then he shares tips and tricks for interviewing and securing a public sector legal position learned from his own experience on both sides of the interview table. He busts myths about what to expect in a public s...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Law Office Succession Planning: Options & Ethical Rules

This course will address succession planning options for attorneys, including highlighting the differences between an internal succession plan, an external succession plan, and a contingency plan in the event of an attorney’s unexpected disability or death. Topics will include: (i) The components involved with valuing a lawyer’s practice; and (ii) The numerous NY Rules of Professional Conduct involved with succession planning for lawyers.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Best Technologies for Practice Development

Technology has and continues to change estate-planning practices. At this juncture, many firms are largely paperless, cloud-based practices, using document generation software and a wide array of different software products to facilitate better client interactions, better management and more efficient research and drafting. And with COVID-19 still raging in many areas, more practitioners are working remotely. This panel will explore the many technological changes affecting estate plann...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Who's Zoomin' Who? Virtual FINRA Hearings, Mediations and Developments in a Real Life World

Join us when we share tried and true insights and guidance on managing FINRA virtual hearings: Topics we will cover: FINRA Dispute Resolution Services Developments and Updates Tips and Techniques to Best Present on a Virtual Platform (first step: unmute yourself) FINRA Zoom Arbitration and Expungement Hearings –Panel Conference, Pre-hearing, Hearing itself Handling Exhibits Expert Witness Testimony –Witnesses Preparation, Virtual Direct and Cross Examinations Virtual Mediations...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Avoiding and Responding to State Bar Inquiries

This CLE program will help practitioners identify and implement various risk management tools that can help them avoid common ethical missteps and client complaints to the state bar. The presenters will discuss the types of conduct and practices that will most frequently draw the attention of bar prosecutors or clients, the lifecycle of a bar investigation, and will provide insight and analysis on best practices for responding to bar complaints. Participants will leave with a better...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

So You’re Interested in Being an Assistant DA

Join NYCLA's Young Lawyers Section for a lively discussion of how to best prepare yourself for a career as an assistant District Attorney, including what skills need to be developed, possible challenges to be confronted, and how to deal with ethical and professionalism issues.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Let’s Talk About Race: How to Get Potential Jurors to Talk About Race and Racism

This CLE will address how to discuss race with jurors in jury selection. 2020, perhaps more than other year, has highlighted the need for lawyers to be able to discuss issues of race with potential jurors. This CLE presentation will discuss: Why do we need to talk about race and racism with potential jurors. The law on discussing race with jurors. Tips on how to address race with potential jurors.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Decide to Thrive: The Case for Lawyer Well-Being

Do you believe it's not possible to be a healthy lawyer? Do you think that you have to work harder to make more money? Do you think that there's only one way to practice law? Join Julie Bonasso, Esquire, a former practicing AmLaw 100 firm attorney and master certified coach as she takes on the objections and myths of being a lawyer in 2020. Julie shares her story and those of other attorneys who have decided to create the life they desire, fueled by well-being. She describes the power t...

Mental Health/Abuse
1
Price$50

Cybersecurity During a Pandemic

This webinar focuses on existing cybersecurity concerns that have been amplified, and new security concerns that have arisen as a consequence of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Threat-actors have recognized a unique opportunity to exploit pandemic-related vulnerabilities through social engineering attacks, business email compromise, work from home or other remoting. This results in increased risk and occurrence of ransomware attacks and data breaches that can disrupt or totally compromise clien...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trial Preparation Skills: Personal Injury Cases

Preparation is the key to success for any trial. While the judge, jury, your adversary and your client get to see you in action during the trial, it is the time spent before the trial, developing your theory, dissecting the evidence, preparing your witnesses and shaping your opening and closing statements that will determine your success. Trial preparation begins from the day the case is retained. Honing in early on the theory of your case will enable you to move the case efficiently...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Be Prepared! A Survey of Trial Preparation for Lawyers

A Survey of Preparation for Trial, focusing on Organizational Concepts. This CLE course is designed for younger lawyers, especially those who are approaching their first trial. The material covers the ethical obligation of a lawyer to be prepared, the various stages of preparation, and the preparation of the trial notebook. The course will discuss what a practitioner should have in his or her file, what he should do with it, and how to organize it.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

I Don’t Have Time to Manage My Time: Secrets to Enhanced Work Performance

“Time Management” is a myth. The reality is that no matter how organized we are, there are always only 24 hours in a day. Time doesn't change. The key is to manage ourselves with the time we have. We need to look to attack the time bandits; in other words, eliminate time wasters that steal time we could be using much more productively. One detailed study reported that 84% of people admit to wasting (not effectively utilizing) 30 minutes to 2 hours a day. In this CLE session, we pro...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics & The Electronic Ages: Understanding Heightened Legal & Ethical Responsibilities

Law firms are struggling with how to guard against and respond to data breaches. Now that Ethical Rules of Conduct (and your specific State’s professional rules of conduct for lawyers) and the real risk of monetary and other penal impact to you truly exists, and the Rules (and other law) obligate you to take new and expansive steps to protect data, it is critical you appreciate your risk, and how to take steps to avoid data breaches, as well as how to handle and mitigate such breaches....

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

How to Start and Build out a Law Practice

This CLE presentation will provide a list of details as to what a lawyer ought to do to obtain and keep clients; specifications as to how to approach clients; how to meet new clients; what to say and focus in on during the initial meetings; necessary communication skills. This presentation will address adherence to ethical standards. The lecturer draws upon his 40+ years of experience on how to meet people with an eye toward making sure that they know you are a ready and available at...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Pre-Trial Motions: 4th and 5th Amendment Violations

Pretrial Motions are the bread and butter for any Criminal Defense Lawyer. This CLE will address the most common issues that originate from Violations of the 4th and 5th Amendments. Familiarity with the issues and nuances will enhance any Criminal Lawyers Practice and Effectiveness.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Returning to the Firm Office: The New NOT Normal

Hear from the National Practice Director of Legal IT Services of Konica Minolta as he discusses what firms need to consider when planning to return to the office, having a staged return, or changing to a virtual environment. Topics to be discussed include: Managing outcomes in a distributed workforce Security and technology concerns Economic impact Physical safety IT Security and best practices

General Credits
0.75
Price$35

Starting a Solo Practice

One of the great things about being a lawyer is that you don’t have to spend your life working for other people: you can always “hang out your shingle” and practice on your own. When you start your own law practice, you are an entrepreneur, and will face many of the same management challenges entrepreneurs face when starting new businesses. Like any entrepreneur, you will need to create business, marketing and operations plans to ensure that your enterprise will be successful. In this ente...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Cybersecurity During COVID-19 and Working From Home: If You Think It’s Not Your Problem … You’re Wrong!

Do you and your firm feel that cybersecurity issues are not pressing issues that you must concern yourself with? Maybe that used to be the case, but during the current pandemic, with so many people working from home and telecommuting, cybersecurity issues are EVERY lawyer's concern both from a practical and ethical standpoint. Questions to be addressed include: What is Cybersecurity? Whose problem is it? What are the issues lawyers and firms are facing? Why should lawyers a...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Practicing Law in a Pandemic: Remote Lawyering in the Age of COVID-19 PART II

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sweeping changes to the way industries function both in the US and across the globe. As industries adapt to this new reality and the workforce learns to function remotely, risk assessment has changed as well. In the legal profession, that means a complete re-evaluation of confidentiality and client responsibility with a focus on risk management, client and staff communication and how to establish long and short term plans to effectively and successfully naviga...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Practicing Law in a Pandemic: Remote Lawyering in the Age of COVID-19 Part I

The legal industry has dramatically changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more law firms across the country (and the world) are instructing attorneys and staff to work from home. For many, this is a significant change from what daily practice used to look like and lawyers are being asked to quickly adapt. But as we move to remote work platforms, the risk of mishandling confidential information and violating important duties to clients increases. How do you manage the risks to...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Cyberthreats to the Legal Profession: How Lawyers and Clients Can Protect their Data

Cybersecurity is now top of mind for many lawyers, law firms, and government agencies as increased numbers of lawyers and staff members are working from home and more services are being provided remotely due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Our speakers will discuss the threats that lawyers face, what you need to know about the reasonable security requirement in the NY SHIELD Act that takes effect on March 21, 2020, and the cybersecurity related obligations of lawyers. They will also outline steps...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

From Enhancing Legal Department Project Management to Process Improvement

The CLE course will focus on how legal departments can benefit through committing to continuous improvement and methods by which improvements can be achieved. Program managers begin by deciding upon methods of collecting relevant information and then facilitating review of this information following (as well as during) each legal department project life-cycle. Process improvement will be considered in the context of formal and informal project management with applications of Lean and Six Sigma...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Enhancing Legal Department Productivity with Legal Project Management and Process Improvement

This CLE course will provide an overview of the benefits and methods of Legal Project Management and Process Improvement. The lecture will begin by explaining broadly what the application of legal project management to each legal service enterprises projects and to client service matters. The lecture will then walk participants through typical project management processes for a legal service project.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Small Law Firm Management: How to Start and Succeed as a Solo and Small Law Firm

This CLE course navigates how to open, run and succeed as a small law firm and/or solo practitioner, through real life examples, considerations, problems, success stories and what every managing attorney needs to do in order to sustain and grow a small law firm. This course will give you the tools necessary to hire, manage and fire a staff, insurance considerations, financial considerations, delegating, billing, ethical considerations and the practical lifestyle expectations.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basic Motion Writing

In this CLE program, participants will learn the basics of writing a civil motion for filing in the New York State Supreme Court. The course covers the steps in drafting and producing a NYSCEF-ready set of motion papers, including the Notice of Motion, Attorney Affirmation, and Memorandum of Law. It also teaches a simple, efficient workflow to keep your writing on track, organized, and clear so you can spend less time stressing and more time producing high-quality, effective motions that win t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Leveraging Technology for Law Office Efficiency

This CLE course will be a presentation of concepts. For those who have not yet fully digitized their office and taken all of the functions into the cloud, this course will provide an introduction to: Owning a domain and integrated mail services. Potential integrated domain-wide applications (e.g. Google Apps or Microsoft Live) Practice Management Software (local versus cloud, integrated billing/timekeeping, integrated file storage, mobile and remote functionality, local copy synchroniz...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Technology Ethics for Lawyers: What You Don’t Know Can Certainly Come Back To Haunt You

Many lawyers are unfamiliar with the nuances of computer technology and data security essential to comply with 21st century ethics rules and our digital world. There are many hidden dangers in frequently used tools and platforms, including e-mail, social-media and “the cloud.” This seminar presentation will assist lawyers and law firm legal departments to identify and avoid or minimize the risks, many of which they may not be aware. This presentation will also provide suggested solutio...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Achieving Precision in the Written Word

Words and language are the principal tools of the legal profession, critical to making, interpreting and enforcing laws and to the protection of rights under those laws. Errors, ambiguities and other forms of imprecision threaten the ability of attorneys to fulfill their duties to clients, other attorneys, the courts and society. Moreover, Rule 1.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct mandates that lawyers communicate with care, accuracy and full disclosure to clients, which necessarily...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Trial Preparation and Procedure

This CLE will help prepare any trial attorney for an upcoming trial. Information will be provided on the immediate steps to take on receiving a file ready for trial from connecting with the client, to checking to see whats missing, what needs to be done, what records have been or should have been subpoenaed to court. Once the case is prepared for trial, the course will delve into a little of how to attack jury selection, opening, witness’s closing. Finally the course will give you some guideline...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Succession Planning for Lawyers & Strategic Growth for Law Firms

Succession planning options for attorneys may be more complex than people realize. With internal succession, external succession and contingency plans in case of sudden disability or death, the process for developing these different plans can be both complicated and highly charged. This CLE course will explain all the different plans as well as provide planning and implementation checklists for both senior attorneys and growing firms.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

So You Want to Go Solo? How to Decide, Prepare, and Survive Your First Year

This CLE course walks you through what you need to consider before making the decision to go solo then takes you through the preparation before making the jump, and sketches out what you need to survive the first year. This course first focuses on necessary considerations before you decide to take the jump, whether or not you have the ability, knowledge and personality traits to go it alone. The presenter will then discuss what it means to get your ducks in a row once you have decide...

General Credits
2.5
Price$150

Preparing Clients for Deposition, Trial and Mediation: A Necessary Investment

All litigators know the value and essential nature of preparation of clients for major litigation events. But preparation work is frequently superficial, inefficient and not sufficiently directed to the client’s fears, anxieties and intellectual capacity. In this CLE course you will learn advanced and cutting-edge techniques to thoroughly prepare your client for deposition, trial and mediation. The course will cover how to address client anxiety, how to demystify the events themselves s...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Client Interaction Strategies: A Deep Dive Into How We Connect With Our Clients

Law school includes a heavy load of courses on all aspects of the legal profession. And yet, one feature that does not seem to get the attention it warrants is basic client communication. Good communication may seem an inherent and almost instinctual aspect of our job as attorneys, it is a complex and often difficult process but one that can greatly impact your relationship with your client. This CLE course will take a comprehensive look at successful client communications and ways in which yo...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Should Online Legal Referral Services be Regulated?

In many ways we are becoming more and more dependent on our digital devices for both business and personal endeavors, Yet in other ways the business environment has not really changed - businesses are still trying to reach as broad a potential market as possible and counterbalancing potential regulatory and consumer protection issues are still being raised by their products. In the legal arena, on-line attorney referral services have become an attractive way for attorneys to generate n...

Total Credits
3.25
Incl. 2.25 Ethics, 1 Div
Price$175

Serving Rural Clients Using Technology

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Open a Law Practice

Join a panel of seasoned practitioners as they share their tips and techniques for opening a law practice, with an emphasis on matrimonial practice. Some of the topics to be addressed include: How to compose a biography; Client intakes; establishing fees; setting up escrow accounts; deciding whether to take a case, or not to take a case; websites, social media and ethical advertisement; other ethical considerations .. and much more!

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

Cybersecurity Compliance Issues: What You Need to Do and How You Can Do It

Cybersecurity is a leading concern – if not the number one concern – for general counsel and compliance officers. This CLE program is presented by Tannenbaum Helpern’s Andre R. Jaglom and David R. Lallouz and Baker Tilly’s Russell J. Sommers. They will discuss the regulatory environment for businesses in the financial services sector versus other industries, examine industry cybersecurity standards, discuss how to conduct cybersecurity audits, address lawyers' ethical responsibilities for info...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Cyber Risk Management: Legal Data Breach Live

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

How to Start and Build a Law Practice

In todays business and employment context, the topic of starting (or growing) a law practice is often considered and/or pursued. This course explores the threshold questions of what it takes, personally and practically, to start and build a practice. Once one is inclined to take the entrepreneurial plunge, law practice presents the same three challenges as any business. One has to get the business, do great work, and deal with finances. This CLE course presents practical answers an...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Telemachian Law Practice

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

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
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