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Lawyers, Thrive and Be Alive: Substance Abuse Prevention Techniques to Save Our Law Firms and Ourselves

Design your happy lawyer life while avoiding the “Lawyer Zombie Apocalypse!” You have all seen them – those lawyers who have become shells of themselves through years of workaholism and self-abuse in the name of their clients and their practices. This CLE course taught by lawyer and certified nutritional health coach Michelle Niemeyer will help you improve your focus and boost productivity while you avoid burnout and reclaim the joy in your law practice and in your life.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

A Corporate Counsel Song and Dance: Keeping your Corporation in Tune and Out of Court

Since the advent of the Internet, the use of copyrighted materials by corporations has exploded. Use of music on “hold” buttons, on websites, during holiday parties, and even at DeeJay events celebrating companies’ milestones permeates the corporate culture today. Attorneys counseling corporations - - whether in-house or outside counsel - - are nowadays regularly confronted with challenges from within their own marketing and promotion departments that they had never had to face before - - no...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Scanning Copyright: Surveying the Fundamentals

Just about everything we use, watch, buy or sell, photograph or display, perform or copy is an outgrowth of copyright. But what is copyright and how is it defined, described, protected, exploited, and secured internationally and what are the myths surrounding its use, authorized or not; when does it come into effect, why is it established in the first place, and what are the conditions of its establishment and continued existence? If it is property, how does it differ from concrete objects...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Drafting Enforceable Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses: Important Considerations to Know

Restrictive covenants in the form of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements are often used by employers . Currently, millions of employees in the United States are under some type of restrictive covenant. Courts, however, strictly construe restrictive covenants in order to ensure that they are reasonable and not restraints upon fair competition. This CLE program will provide best practices to attorneys in the drafting of restrictive covenants. Issues regarding adequate consideration,...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Cannabis Legalization in New York State: Selected Issues

This CLE course will focus on the movement towards cannabis legalization in New York through the end of the 2018-2019 legislative session, culminating in the failure of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. It will examine key issues that emerged as conflict points in the negotiations to finalize the language of the legislation. It will examine regulatory models for the cannabis market and the role of local government, focusing, in particular, on the contemplated relationship between New...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Using the Department of Labor Regulation for Fair Claims Practices in ERISA Claims to your Advantage in a Litigation

The Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 – Is a comprehensive highly reticulated federal statute enacted to protect the interests of employees who participate in the employers’ pension plans and welfare benefit plans. While there are solid arguments to be advanced that ERISA has achieved its laudable goal of protecting valuable pension and retirement plans, it has had the opposite effect on disappointed plan beneficiaries seeking to enforce their rights to compensation under th...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 1

This CLE program covers the first steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. Programs to follow will cover discovery, evidence, and motions; and pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program that is based on a hypothetical fact pattern, you will learn how to select a winning plaintiff’s case, identify the legal claims and defenses, draft representation agre...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 2

This program covers the middle steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case based on a hypothetical fact pattern, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. The first program involved case selection, representation and initial pleadings. The program after this one will cover pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program, you will learn what files law enforcement creates, where they are kept, which ones...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 3

This program covers the last steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case based on a hypothetical fact pattern, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. The first program involved case selection, representation and initial pleadings. The second program dealt with discovery, evidence and motions practice. This program covers pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program you will learn how to evaluate...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

10 Key Practical Issues when Reviewing and Drafting Commercial Office Leases

Commercial leases aren’t nearly as straightforward as they might seem and the small details matter a great deal. This CLE course will discuss 10 key practical issues when reviewing and drafting commercial office leases. The course will offer an understanding of an attorney’s role in the transaction as well as important information to note about the parties involved. The importance of a long-term outlook, the difference between usable vs. rentable space, term-sheets, security deposits, utility...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Helping Your Clients Resolve Tax Problems

The tax system is often overhauled, but it never seems to get any simpler. It’s no surprise that so many individuals find themselves entangled in tax issues. This CLE course will present strategies to help clients resolve their tax issues and address various IRS notices. The course will explain how to assess the legitimacy of letters, understand IRS notices, and protect a client’s rights while avoiding liens or levies. Tax debt resolution and the pros and cons of different avenues of resolutio...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Effective Corporate Governance and Oversight

Effective corporate governance and oversight is critical for any corporation to mitigate the possibility of governmental prosecutions and enforcement actions, but what exactly does this term mean and what does it require? This presentation will attempt to define the term and describe the critical parts that a board of directors, senior management and other components of an organization play in effecting an effective corporate governance and oversight structure. It will also discuss the element...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Strategies for Successful Mediations and Negotiations

In the mediation process, there are certain strategies that may be employed to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome. While the goal is always Win-Win, the means to get to that goal is one that is often tailored to the parties, the nature of the dispute, the relative bargaining positions of the parties, etc. In this CLE course there will be a discussion of a number of strategies that might be employed in a particular mediation. Any discussion on mediation needs to discuss posi...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

No Lawyer Left Behind: Substance Abuse Prevention Techniques to Save our Law Firms and Ourselves

This CLE course is intended to bring lawyers and law firm management up to speed about the troubling statistics regarding lawyers and alcohol and substance abuse as well as the high incidence in our profession of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. We will discuss how to identify these issues, how to address them in a law firm environment, and how to prevent their happening in the first place. This is Part 1 of a two part series which is intended to help lawyers bring back the...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The New York State Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws: Two New Laws for the “Me Too” Era

On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a budget bill, which included a broad anti-sexual harassment legislative package. The new state law requires all New York employers to: (1) adopt a Sexual Harassment Prevention policy with very specific requirements by October 9, 2018 and (2) commence annual employee training by January 1, 2019 (later extended to October 9, 2019) The law also (a) prohibits NYS employers from including nondisclosure clauses in sexual harassment settlement...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Elder Law for Family Law Attorneys

With more and more seniors filing for divorce, family law attorneys should familiarize themselves with some unique issues that seniors face when going through a divorce and how a potential settlement may affect those issues. In this CLE course, attorney Maurice Giro will discuss: What is elder law? What kind of benefits may my client be eligible for? What is Medicaid and SSI? How may a support award effect my client’s eligibility for certain benefits? Equitable distributions and its interplay wi...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

1031 Exchange Basics and Beyond

1031 Exchanges are not nearly as simple as they may seem. This CLE course will explain the basics of a 1031 Exchange in a user-friendly, easy to understand format. The course will explain the purpose of the exchange and take you through the process step-by-step. Designed for novice attorneys, the course is also relevant for those who could use a refresher.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

A Hands on Guide to Filing your first Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case

This course will give you a non-hypothetical, entirely practical understanding of how to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Bradley Bailyn will explain the legal prerequisites for getting authorized to file bankruptcy on behalf of clients, what makes a client eligible for a Chapter 7 (i.e. means test), what forms you'll need to file, where the financial information to fill out the forms is derived from, understanding what the forms are asking for, successfully electronically filing the bankruptcy...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Religion and Estate Planning

Planning a client’s estate involves more than just the transfer of wealth. To draft a customized plan that achieves a client’s unique goals requires an understanding the client’s values and convictions, and in many cases, his or her religious beliefs. A 2017 Gallup Poll on the role of religion in the United States, 37% of respondents self-identified as “Highly Religious.” That same year Americans donated upwards of $127B to support religious organizations and causes. Yet despite the central ro...

General Credits
1
Price$50

1031 Exchanges: An Advanced Seminar and Open Forum

This CLE presentation goes deeper than the typical program addressing Section 1031 Exchanges. Besides addressing the fundamentals, the program will explore more advanced concepts, such as leasehold improvement exchanges, private equity transactions, and the so-called “drop-and-swap” technique. Furthermore, the presenter answers questions about the nuances of executing a Section 1031 Exchange, reporting the exchange for tax purposes, and finer points about advising clients of what is and is not p...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings for Institutional Firms: 2019-2020 Update

This CLE program will highlight core regulations and best practices related to the supervision of institutional business activities. After attending this session, you will be able to understand the types of supervisory controls firms can implement to mitigate risks common to institutional firms. Upon completion of this CLE, you will be able to: Discuss regulatory change management; Implement the debt research rule; Summarize concerns regarding conflicts clearance; Understand how to put info...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Complex Products and Alternative Investments

This CLE will focus on the latest regulatory updates and due diligence obligations and effective practices in connection with sales of alternative investments; including: Private Placements, Online Distribution Platforms, Finders, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Opportunity Zone Funds, Regulation A+, Blind Pools and Capital Acquisition Brokers. Join FINRA staff and industry experts as they identify features and compliance risks of specific securities products and how to implement effect...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enforcement Initiatives, Developments and Priorities: 2019-2020 Update

This CLE 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 highlight noteworthy decisions and settlements that illustrate FINRA priorities, and provide guidance on regulatory and compliance practices. Panelists will also provide information and insight on navigating enfo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

FINRA’s Suitability Rule and SEC’s Proposed Regulation Best Interest

This CLE program will focus on the key issues regarding FINRA’s suitability Rule 2111 and the SEC’s Proposed Regulation Best Interest Rule, including a review of their differences. Panelists provide practical advice on how firms and registered representatives can better understand customers and securities in order to comply with FINRA’s suitability obligations and prepare for the SEC’s proposed Regulation Best Interest Rule.

General Credits
1
Price$50

High-Risk Activity Impacting Retail Investors

Join FINRA staff as they share helpful insight on identifying and assessing activity of registered representatives as high risk and how that intelligence can be more broadly used to assess risk across and within branch offices. Upon completion, you will be able to: Learn effective practices for identifying and mitigating risk in the hiring process. Summarize ways to identify indications of high-risk activity as part of ongoing supervision, and ways to mitigate such risk, including heightene...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How FINRA Rules Get Made, Reviewed and Updated

Join FINRA staff and industry experts as they explain how a FINRA rule becomes a regulation. Panelists give an inside look into how the FINRA Retrospective Rule Review process works and how rules are selected for review. Panelists will also preview and discuss upcoming rule changes, proposals and other regulatory initiatives. Upon completion of this CLE program you will be able to: Discuss the Retrospective Rule Review Process; Review how the advisory committees are used; Identify and under...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Mark-Up Disclosure Requirements

This CLE focuses on FINRA and MSRB mark-up disclosure requirements. Panelists discuss securities covered by the rule, when mark-up disclosure requirements are triggered and recent guidance on how to calculate mark-ups based on prevailing market price. Panelists share their perspectives on effective practices and helpful tips they have identified. Upon completion of this CLE program you will be able to: discuss the latest MSRB guidance concerning mark-up disclosure requirements.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Reviewing Recent Enforcement and Regulatory Actions to Manage AML Risks

Join FINRA staff and industry experts as they review legal cases and enforcement actions impacting AML programs. Panelists will cover regulatory trends, potential vulnerabilities, and how you can address any pitfalls in your AML program. Upon completion of this CLE, you will be able to: Discuss recent AML enforcement actions published by FINRA, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and other regulatory agencies, criminal and governmental authorities. Discuss various methods...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Emerging FinTech Trends: 2019-2020 Update

Join FINRA staff and industry representatives as they discuss how recent developments in financial technology (FinTech) are disrupting the securities industry. Topics include RegTech (regulatory technology), artificial intelligence, identity authentication tools, big data/cloud computing and other advances in FinTech. Upon completion of this CLE, you will be able to: Discuss the main areas of FinTech that are driving industry change. Represent efficient practices around reacting to the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions: 2019-2020 Update

Outside business activities (OBAs) and private securities transactions (PSTs) are regulatory and examination priorities, as they can both result in conflicts of interest that firms must understand and, as necessary, mitigate. Join industry practitioners and FINRA staff, in this advanced session, as they cover conflicts arising from OBAs and PSTs, and keys to handling them and complying with regulatory requirements, including situation involving dually registered advisors. Panelists also discus...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Social Media and Digital Communications: 2019-2020

This CLE program will focus on the rapidly changing world of digital marketing and communications. The panel will cover a variety of topics, which will illustrate how to stay on top of this constantly evolving area. Upon completion of this CLE, you will be able to: Describe digital marketing and digital communications; Talk about instant, text and app-based messages in your firm; Discuss how to approach social media, both external and internal to your firm; Summarize how to handle video cont...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Adam Walsh Act Cases

On July 27, 2006 President George W. Bush enacted the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. This law was meant to protect children from sexual exploitation in violent crimes, prevent child abuse and child pornography, and to promote Internet safety. However, the act also amended INA Section 204 and effectively prohibited US citizens and lawful permanent resident aliens who have been convicted of any “specific crime against a minor” from filing any family-based immigrant petition on behal...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Spousal Abuse Petitions for I-360 and I-751 Cases

There are specific criteria and considerations in psychosocial evaluations for spousal abuse cases, specifically when handling immigration petitions. Here, attorney Mark Silver discusses how such cases are evaluated from a clinical perspective with the consideration for the client's immigration petition. He examines the cycles of abuse and the challenges the victim faces in the context of their marriage to an American citizen, as well as the major types of abuse and characteristics of abusers....

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Business Divorces: What to Know and Do When a Partnership Ends

In a business divorce, one or more owners of a privately held business determine to legally separate their interests through a buy-out or dissolution of the existing business. In this CLE lecture, attorney Michael Firestone will discuss the processes, strategic considerations and key legal concepts involved in representing a client going through a business divorce, as well as litigation tactics which business owners can use to advance their positions.

General Credits
1
Price$50

International Income and Estate Tax Planning

Jacob Stein, Esq. and Manya Deva Natan, Esq. discuss several key aspects of international tax planning. Using real-life scenarios from case studies. Manya covers estate tax planning, providing an overview in the dramatic differences between estate tax exclusions for U.S. persons, and for non-resident aliens. She discusses the importance of planning for NRA investors and the best structures to use. In addition, she touches on the dream inheritance and how to plan for U.S. citizens and resident...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Asylum Basics: What you Need to Know to Handle an Asylum Case from Start to Finish

This CLE course is intended to provide attorneys with a basic knowledge of the United States asylum process. After taking the course, one should be able to handle a basic asylum application from start to finish. Furthermore, one should be able to decipher between what is a complicated asylum case and what is a simple basic asylum case. We will discuss the nuances of persecution as defined by the INA, by delving into current case law and judicial opinions. As well as learn the steps an attorney...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Practicing Law with Civility

This CLE lecture will focus on the impact civility or the lack thereof has on everyday practice. From interactions with clients, opposing counsel, judges and courtroom staff, the rules of professional conduct require lawyers to act civilly. This lecture will discuss the requirements of keeping client’s reasonably informed of the progress of their case, dealing with opposing counsel in a way that advances your client’s position in a way the does not compromise your ability to rely on working re...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: An Overview of Immigration Law under the Trump Administration

In this CLE program, Professor Wildes takes a broad survey of immigration law, and reviews how foreign nationals immigrate to the United States, as well as how they fall out of legal status. He also looks at local issues from a mayor's point of view, such as drivers' licenses for undocumented foreign nationals, stacking, sanctuary cities, and how to spot fraudulent marriages. Finally, he concludes this CLE program by looking at how immigration policy has shifted in the Trump administration, and...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Are Taxes Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Tax debts can be burdensome to some individuals. For various reasons the delinquent taxpayer cannot utilize IRS collection options and needs to file for bankruptcy relief. This CLE program will review the possibility of bankruptcy as a means for resolving a tax controversy for a taxpayer with an unmanageable tax debt. If you find yourself in that predicament, there are various procedures and options available to you to resolve your IRS situation.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Insufficient Funds: Representing Clients on Tax Matters When the IRS Comes Knocking on Their Door

Unplanned life events, such as divorce, catastrophic medical expenses, and other outside factors can lead to even the most responsible taxpayer having an unmanageable tax debt. This CLE program will review what options are available if your client finds themselves in that predicament. There are various procedures and options available to resolve your IRS situation.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Professionalism & Tips for Meeting Minimal Legal Standards

All lawyers should aspire to meet the highest ethical standards. All lawyers should and must also satisfy their minimal legal duties to their client. This CLE presentation discusses how to do both, and presents a simple framework to meet aspirational ethical standards and minimal legal duties. This topic crosses practice areas and is a must watch for litigators and transactional lawyers alike.

Ethics Credits
1
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

Power of Attorneys, Guardianships and Medicaid Planning via the Use of Promissory Notes

Guardianships are the result of lack of proper execution of the appropriate documentation required for estate planning. This CLE course will explain when guardianships are required, how they are used to implement Medicaid and special needs benefits as well as the utilization of promissory notes and gifts in Medicaid planning.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Sentencing Considerations in Federal Court: A Defense Perspective

White collar criminal cases have a methodology all their own and preparing for federal sentences as defense counsel requires particular considerations. This CLE course, presented by noted criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, Esq. will explain the complex federal sentencing guidelines, the process for preparing a formal sentence memorandum and the legal and factual issues to consider specifically as they relate to fraud cases. The course will also offer strategies for preparing the clien...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Professionalism in High Stakes Litigation

This CLE program is designed to give the trial lawyer/practitioner a real life sense of how to address rules of professionalism/ethics and civility in high stakes litigation, when your opponent’s zealous advocacy of his/her client’s interests can lead to heated debate or obstructive behavior during the course of prosecuting the case. The presenter will use 2 real-life examples to demonstrate her points, including a Georgia case and 1 Florida case.

Ethics 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$125

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

How to Prepare for a Wage-Hour Audit or Lawsuit

Today employers are facing increased challenges to their wage-hour employment practices. Federal and state departments of labor are active and conducting unannounced audits throughout the nation. Class actions seeking and winning millions of dollars are on the rise. For in-house counsel and HR Directors the antidote to assure your employment practices withstand scrutiny is to prepare for an audit or lawsuit by implementing the tips provided in this lecture. Before you receive a knock on yo...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Legal Ethics 101: Avoiding Common Mistakes and Conducting your Practice with Honesty and Integrity

This CLE program examines some of the common mistakes made by new attorneys and explores some of the best ways to deal with them once they've occurred. Using the framework of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, we will discuss common issues you may encounter with supervising attorneys, opposing counsel and clients. The material also covers best practices in setting and handling fees, as well as the requirements for properly managing trust accounts. We will review recent case law related...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Introduction to Property and Business Interruption Insurance Law

With catastrophes impacting businesses on a regular basis across the country, whether man-made or natural disasters – hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes, and so on - it is critical for the corporate attorney or litigator to be familiar with insurance law. This CLE program introduces the practitioner to fundamental concepts of property insurance law, and the more complex nuances of business interruption insurance. Critically important in any insurance claim is an understanding of the typical ins...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

Legal Issues Related to Launching a Global Advertising Campaign

There isn’t much in the media that isn’t global these days, and that includes advertising campaigns. But working on an advertising campaign with a global reach may have ramifications that wouldn’t apply on a national scale. This CLE course will explain the primary issues to be aware of when working on a global advertising campaign as well as strategies for working with local counsel in other countries. The use of influencers, global sweepstakes and contests and how to conduct social media campai...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Thinking about IP Rights in Social Media Marketing & other Global Campaigns

This CLE course is presented by a panel of lawyers representing six countries and will discuss trademark, copyright, and right of publicity issues that may apply to global social media campaigns and internet ad campaigns. The course will explain jurisdiction as it applies to online campaigns and consent requests for user-generated content as well as whether it is permissible to require contestant entrants to relinquish rights to their entries.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Intersection of Immigration and Disabilities

U.S. immigration law has special exemptions for immigrants who have special needs, or for immigrants who have family members with special needs. This CLE course will explore some of the more common ways that a practitioner may encounter these situations and go over strategies to help clients.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

8 Privacy and Advertising Tips for the Games Industry

This CLE program presented by Gregory Boyd and Daniel M. Goldberg will discuss the most relevant privacy issues involving video games and online advertising. The topics include: GDPR's impact on online advertising, the anticipated impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act and the increased focus by regulators, consumer advocates, academia, and the media on issues like geolocation and youth audiences.

General Credits
1
Price$50

99 Years & Counting: Genocide, Human Rights, Cyber Terrorism, and International Crimes

Benjamin Ferencz was only 27 years old when he was assigned the role of Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and successfully convicted all 22 Nazi defendants for their participation in the murder over a million people. Now in his 100th year of life, Mr. Ferencz recounts his lifetime of work focusing on issues of international criminal justice in this captivating CLE course. Mr. Ferencz discusses the growth of international criminal law and the prosecution crimes of aggression including ge...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Top 10 Things You Should Tell Your Startup Client

It seems that everyone is working in start-ups today. And while some take off beyond anyone’s wildest dream, more fail or never take off at all. Startup clients, even those who have unique expertise in the product they are creating, often lack experience in setting up and running a business. Lawyers can help fill the gap and help position companies for future success. This CLE presentation will highlight issues in corporate, intellectual property, commercial and employment law that startups ne...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Elements, Innovations & Challenges in Sports Contracts

This CLE course examines the key elements inherent in sports contracts, reviewing them across a variety of legal settings: collectively bargained player agreements as in Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League; contracts involving personal services including coaching, broadcasting, and managerial contracts in sports; endorsement agreements and licensing agreements. The materials will also examine several “real world” exemplar...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Would You Take That Bet? The Effects of Legalized Betting on Sports

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. NCAA, striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May 2018, opening the door to the possibility of legalized sports wagering in every state, at least those willing to start down this path, this course will examine what the possible long and short term effects of sports betting may be on the legal and regulatory environment surrounding professional and collegiate sports in the United States. Participants will g...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Captive Insurance: State and Local Tax Issues

State and local tax issues are a hot topic for captive insurance companies as these taxes are widely misunderstood and a new area of increased interest from state departments of insurance to generate revenue. Captive insurance professionals need to understand the basics of income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, and how those principals apply to various captive insurance taxes. This CLE course demonstrates that SALT is largely a function of constitutional law and the skilled practitio...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Captive Insurance: Strategies & Tactics

This CLE course introduces the corporate attorney to how captive insurance companies operate with a focus on the profitability captives provide to their affiliated groups. Captives structuring techniques are analyzed in light of recent Tax Court cases. In addition, the course explores the use of captive insurance as a cost minimization strategy for workers compensation and healthcare benefits.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Litigating MAGA: Lessons in Advocacy of Controversial and Uncertain Claims

How should legal practitioners approach and defend claims that might seem nebulous or without precedent? This seminar will answer this question by considering cases such as Piatek v. Happiest Hour, where in 2018 a business ejected a patron for wearing a Make America Great Again hat. In that case, the plaintiff argued that the bar had discriminated against him on the basis of his “creed.” We will discuss the arguments made for and against the plaintiff in this case alongside other such cases...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Does Jewish Law Like Lawyers? Building a Just Legal System

Lawyers have a unique appreciation of the pitfalls of overly zealous representation, and of the need for codes of professional responsibility that regulate an attorney’s behavior. Unexpectedly, ancient Jewish legal texts contain crucial lessons regarding the distinction between good and bad lawyering. In this CLE, a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law delves into the sources and provides a new perspective on lawyer ethics.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

How Rabbinical Court Cases are Decided

In this CLE, a well known rabbinical court judge describes the relevance of secular law to proceedings in beit din (rabbinical court) under Jewish law. A rabbinical court judge and director of the Beth Din of America, a rabbinical court based in New York, walks listeners through an actual case arbitrated (and ultimately mediated) at the Beth Din of America, and concludes with a description of some of the unique procedural issues that arise in a beit din.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Unique Divorce Issues Arising under Jewish Law

Jewish couples getting divorced face unique religious law issues with potential secular law ramifications. The ketuba, a central element of a Jewish wedding, is actually a legal document with financial implications. In order to dissolve a Jewish marriage, a Get (writ of divorce) is necessary. The Get requires the mutual participation of husband and wife, and in some cases the withholding of a Get has been threatened or utilized as a tool for negotiation leverage or simply out of spite. In...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Beth Din As a Preferred Forum

Jewish law prefers dispute resolution among Jews to take place through mediation or arbitration in a beit din (lit. house of law), a rabbinical forum for dispute resolution. In this CLE, an expert on Jewish law discusses some of the more intricate rules regarding the issue of selecting a forum for dispute resolution, and the director of the Beth Din of America, a rabbinical court based in New York, explains the rabbinical court process, and how decisions are reached, by describing an actual c...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Beth Din Jurisprudence

When contemporary business cases are decided through rabbinical court arbitration, procedural and substantive law is determined by utilizing ancient and modern Jewish law texts. But Jewish law recognizes that in the business arena parties enter deals with an expectation that local law and custom will govern their dealings. In addition, the modern day arbitration forum presents interesting procedural issues for a Jewish court. In this CLE, an arbitrator at, and the administrative attorney of...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Female Testimony in Beit Din: An Untold Story of Halachic Justice

Contemporary rabbinical courts accept testimony even from classes of individuals who are barred from testifying under Biblical law. In this fascinating discussion about how Jewish justice operates in the sphere of rabbinical court decision making, an expert in religious arbitration law from Pepperdine University School of Law describes the interplay between religious law and societal norms.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Equitable and Not So Equitable Division of Real Estate in Divorce

The process of dividing and distributing real property between spouses in a divorce complex, inconsistent, and confusing. What factors do courts consider in deciding whether a sale, buyout or deferred sale is appropriate? Who will keep the marital home? How do courts divide the proceeds of sale? Can your client recover the money that his or her parents lent on the marital home? Real estate, unlike liquid assets, does not automatically become marital property subject to a 50/50 division even if...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Technology and Estate Planning

Technology can transform how practitioners provide estate planning services, and even provide new services to offer. Some technologies are already commonly used but might be applied in new ways to make practice more efficient. Other technologies are just being adapted by professionals. The focus of this program will be practical discussions of how practitioners can adapt different technologies and use them in their practices. Betsy Ehrenberg of Legacy Concierge will explain how software can ma...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Win Big at Trial

From two of the most experienced and successful trial lawyers in America, this CLE course will tell you the key things you need to know and do to win big at trial particularly a jury trial. This is not your grandfather’s trial course. It is about the “whys” and “how tos” that lead to success. Since there are as many styles as there are trial lawyers, there is really no right or wrong way to try a case. There are, however, some very real “do’s” and “don’ts” and this course will cover the key on...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Diversity and Inclusion: The Concept of Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is a phenomenon that is under increasing study. It is unconscious bias formed by associations in the brain that link two ideas together, and is formed by experiences, cultural affirmations, society, media and other influences. This CLE program will address how implicit bias can affect a workplace, and how companies can incorporate best practices and measures to address bias and promote morale.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Disputes: Understanding the Litigation Pregame

Companies often deal with disputes relating to departing employees, unlawful competition and employee theft. These disputes often end up in court, where there are significant legal pitfalls and factual hurdles awaiting either side in litigation. This CLE program will discuss litigation best practices for the prosecution or defense of a restrictive covenants claim.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Matter-Of-Mam Competency Evaluations For Immigration Proceedings

This CLE course will provide the immigration defense attorney with an understanding of the mental health and evaluation issues for immigration clients who may require competency evaluations. These clients may already be in proceedings or may be held in an ICE detention center pending an outcome of the evaluation. Join attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver for an in-depth analysis of Matter of M-A-M Cases. Learning Objectives: Understand the major concerns in a competency hearing b...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Mitigation of Illegal Behavior in Immigration Defense

Among the most important topics in immigration defense today is CRIMMIGRATION, that is, the consideration of how to contend with and explain criminal issues, including illegal activity and crimes involving moral turpitude, for immigration clients. This seminar will consider how to tackle this extremely important issue separate and apart from proving hardship issues in 601-waiver petitions by using MITIGATION, just as criminal defense lawyers use mitigation to defend and explain their client’s...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Regulation of Banks in the U.S.

This CLE course focuses on the regulation of banks in the U.S. It covers the significant bank regulatory laws from the Great Depression to the 2010 Dodd Frank Act, as well as both federal and state regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over banks. It also discusses various regulatory compliance requirements, including anti-money laundering and several Dodd Frank Act requirements; trends in governmental enforcement actions against banks; the recurring cycles of de-regulation resulting in fina...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

18 for '18: Sports Marketing & Media's Top Legal Issues from 2018

Sports are a powerful part of many marketing and media planning arsenals. Yet recent cases show that even the most experienced marketers and properties can fall into legal traps when marketing around sports events. Misunderstanding governing body rules, local practices, and evolving intellectual property law can crater deals, strain relationships and lead to expensive disputes. With so much at stake, brands, agencies, properties, and athletes need to know when they are exposing themselves to t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recent Developments in GDPR

Passed in April of 2016 to protect the personal data of EU citizens, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union affected almost every entity that did business online, regardless of whether that business was in the EU or not. Enforceable since May 25th, 2018, and with fines potentially as high as 4% of annual turnover - total sales vs. merely profit - the GDPR was supposed to be a sea change for businesses both in Europe and outside of it. Has it been? This CLE c...

General Credits
1
Price$50

UCC Article 9 Foreclosure: Issues Ideas and Ambiguities

If a lender requires that their loans be secured by all the personal property of their borrower, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code wholly governs this process. If a lender making a loan creates a security interest in collateral under Article 9, and the loan goes into default, it must also foreclose its security interest under the rules of Article 9. Article 9 is complicated and comprehensive. This CLE course teaches the basics of the four methods of foreclosing a loan. The i...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Matrimonial Law from A to Z

This CLE course will review all the issues involved in a divorce matter, from whether the parties meet the residency requirements to the signing of the Judgment of Divorce. The course will provide both the law and practical real-world tips. Topics Include: Child Custody Forensic Evaluations Child Support Spousal Maintenance Equitable Distribution (distribution of assets) Attorney Fees Learning Objectives: A basic familiarity with matrimonial law in New York State....

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Borderline Personality Disorder: Pre-Plea and Pre-Sentence Criminal Mitigation Strategies

In this CLE course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver delves into criminal mitigation strategies for the client suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder is among the least understood, and yet perhaps the most important mental health issues for criminal defense lawyers. As many as 6% of the population carry the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and the criteria for this mental health issue provide profound understanding regarding the crim...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Creative Cutting Edge Trust Planning Strategies

The Jobs Cut Tax Act of 2017, worries of future tax changes, and other developments (e.g. the Wacker case concerning self-settled trusts) have all served to dramatically change trust planning for clients of all wealth levels. This CLE course will review creative and cutting edge tax, trust and related planning techniques which practitioners can use to better serve clients. More in depth and objective discussion will be provided about the uses and issues of non-grantor trusts for income tax and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Criminal Mitigation: Humanizing the Client Toward a Better Outcome

This CLE course provides an overview of criminal mitigation to criminal defense lawyers, and reviews various humanizing processes that a criminal law attorney can utilize to better advocate for his or her client. Dr. Silver discusses how the use of psychological analysis, which can also impact the factual analysis of the case, can paint a more positive picture of a client and increase their chances of success. Both experienced and novice lawyers will gain important insight into various criteri...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

How Leadership Can Create Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

The increased focus on workplace discrimination, bias and harassment has raised awareness and management of these issues tremendously. But what happens when the behavior stays just above the threshold of legal acceptability? This CLE course will review all the ways, big and small, that prejudicial attitudes or implicit bias may adversely impact the legal profession, particularly for vulnerable employees. The course will explore the legal, sociological, psychological and organizational aspects...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Recent Developments in Legal Funding

Legal Funding is now one of the hottest topics when it comes to client, attorney and case financing. It seems like every state in the country is legislating and preparing guidelines to address this controversial form of lending. In this CLE lecture, Jeffrey Rubin, Esq. address the origins of legal funding and how various states are addressing the often boilerplate contracts, high interest and ethical conflicts. The lecture emphasizes New York State, Maine, Ohio and Minnesota but also delves i...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Emerging Environmental Crisis

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Federal Criminal Practice 101

The potential for long-term incarceration and stiff penalties make federal criminal trials a high stakes game. A well-thought out strategy and extensive preparation are needed to successfully navigate the federal criminal process, and that can only be achieved by practice and experience. This CLE program, presented by Alex Spiro and Kayla Feld of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, will help new attorneys learn to navigate the process and parts of a federal criminal trial as well as pro...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Alternative Dispute Resolution

Business Arbitration and Business Mediation have a number of advantages relative to litigating commercial cases in court. There also are some disadvantages. Unless you’re intimately familiar with the Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, how will you know how best to represent your client? The speaker is an experienced business dispute resolution lawyer, commercial arbitrator and mediator, trainer of new and experienced neutrals, ADR law consultant, author, and speaker who will review the...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Advertising Law in Russia

Advertising has become a global endeavor, marketing to consumers far beyond national borders via the web and social media. As a result, companies need to be well-versed in rules governing global advertising. This CLE course will provide a comprehensive review of these rules and regulations. Co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, the course will specifically address advertising and marketing to consumers in Russia.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Diversity & Inclusion: The #MeToo Movement’s Impact on the Legal Profession

In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, all individuals, organizations and professions need to evaluate their understanding of and policies towards issues of gender discrimination and gender diversity. The legal profession is no exception. This timely CLE course will review issues of sexual harassment, pay equity and diversity in law firms. Practical tips and strategies for increasing diversity and avoiding inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace whether by individuals or by company culture w...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Litigation Ethics Summit: I Walk the Line

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

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection is designed to minimize a client’s exposure to risk, ideally before that risk has presented itself. This program will teach you everything you need to know about protecting your client’s assets from frivolous plaintiffs and creditors. Eli Akhavan, a leading expert in asset protection will cover specific planning strategies and solutions, including planning with business entities as well as domestic and foreign trusts. This CLE course will explain how to structure asset prote...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessibility Issues for Businesses

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Managing and Valuing Tangible Personal Property in Estates

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Depositions To Win: Win Before You Begin

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Comic Book Contract Negotiation and Drafting Practicum

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Comic Book Creator Clients: A Guide to Contractual and IP Issues

This CLE program tracks recent trends in comic book business and legal practice as it introduces lawyers to the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. The discussion tracks the stages of representing a client from the initial comic book concept through to the negotiation of the publishing agreement. Some of the issues explored in this CLE: Intellectual property issues in the comic book industry Service agreements and collaboration agreements What publishers...

General Credits
3
Price$150

Common Ethical Dilemmas in Civil Practice

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Preparing a Nursing Home Case for Trial

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Are Mechanic’s and Construction Liens and Why Do They Matter for Your Project?

Mechanic’s and Construction Liens are a powerful tool to secure monies due to contractors and others who provide labor and materials to improve real property. This course will provide an exhaustive discourse on the use of mechanic’s and Construction liens on both public and private improvements, as well as the steps that owners may take to respond to the liens. Brian J. Markowitz, Esq. and Max Rayetsky, Esq. will begin by discussing general principles of the Lien Law, and will proceed with an...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: A Cornerstone of Equal Rights for All Americans

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 marked a pivotal moment in the history of voter law. This CLE course, presented by commercial and corporate lawyer Louis J. Braun, will present the context of this historic act including the 15th amendment, the history of voting rights and the denial of this right to specific groups, the incredible pathway to the passing of the act and the incredible vigilance necessary to maintain it and all freedoms of the American people.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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
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