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Legal Debt Collection: Best Practices in the Current Environment

Discover methods that work in the debt collection law practice. Learn where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them. This is a basic course for those who are interested in exploring this field of law. In this CLE we will explore the collection legal practice from beginning to resolution.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Love and Legislation Makes a Family: The Child Parent Act 1 Year In

Despite its reputation for legislative progressiveness, prior to the passage of the Child Parent Security Act (CPSA), which went into effect in February of 2021, New York had one of the nation’s most antiquated surrogacy laws featuring a ban on enforceable compensated surrogacy arrangements. That ban, which imposed harsh penalties on those participating in compensated surrogacy arrangements, resulted from the infamous 1988 Baby M case which involved a contest between the surrogate (who had s...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Navigating E-Discovery and Its Emerging Trends

This CLE course will review some of the emerging trends in e-discovery including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The course will include an in depth review and practical tips when dealing with issues relating to the inadvertent or intention destruction of electronic data. We will also discuss some of the emerging trends that practitioners encounter such as the expanding volume of data and the sophistication of analytics, Technology Assisted Review, and AI.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cutting Through the Noise: A Primer on Title VII Protections, Sexual Harassment, Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

In light of the plethora of sexual harassment and racial discrimination incidents we hear about in the media, this course has been developed to cut through some of the misconceptions surrounding the legal aspects of these matters and provides key information about legal responsibilities relating to workplace practices. This is an ideal primer for newer attorneys or those who do not practice in the employment law arena. We will cover the basic protections against discrimination in the w...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

From NFTs to Andy Warhol to New Legislation: Current Developments in Copyright Law

Do NFTs really raise new copyright law issues? This CLE course features a panel of seasoned speakers who will explain why they do. What is the Supreme Court going to do with the Warhol case? Is there a circuit split in the embedding cases heading for the Supreme Court? Don't miss this annual summary of developments in case law and legislation for a concise presentation on these and other topics.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Building a Successful Solo Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

This CLE program will focus on the tools needed to add a successful mergers and acquisition practice in your firm.. Take a step-by-step look at key issues including: what is an M&A practice, flowcharts, checklists, practice tips, software suggestions and client management hints.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

An Attempt To Make Sense Of The Nonsensical: Patent-Eligibility (35 U.S.C. § 101)

35 U.S.C. § 101 appears clear on its face as to what inventions are patent-eligible. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has created judicial exceptions and a subjective two-part test. Courts have struggled to apply the two-part test consistently and they continue to use the test to invalidate patent claims at the motion to dismiss stage without the challenger having to provide any evidence of invalidity. This CLE looks at various Supreme Court and Federal Circuit cases, poses thought-p...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

The New Infrastructure Bill and Your Need to Understand Design-Build and Engineer-Procure-Construct Projects

Public entities/agencies will want to get funding to work as quick as possible. They will want to avoid the time constraints and design-liability associated with design-bid-build. As a result, there will be a move to design-build (also sometimes referred to as Engineer/Procure/Construct (EPC) projects) in order for these projects to be started as quickly as possible, and to hopefully mitigate exposure for claims. The problem is that the change in legal dynamics associated with desig...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Ethics and Art of Settlement at Mediation

This course will focus on the best way for attorneys to benefit from mediation, including presentation, psychology, strategy and the moves that help to get the best results. The course will examine the mediation process and how ethical behavior can ultimately lead to success. The presenter will share his personal views regarding the relevant American Bar Association Model Rules for Attorney Conduct. Having extensive experience representing, both plaintiffs and defendants, the speaker i...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

An Introduction to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics

This is an introductory course for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. This CLE course will cover the client intake and evaluation process, basics of preparing a petition, the importance of asset investigation, and pitfalls to avoid. The course will also cover common issues that arise during and after the bankruptcy.

General 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

Understanding The Collateral Consequences of a DWI Conviction and Properly Advising Your Client

This CLE lecture is focused on assisting attorneys navigate DWI law and effectively represent their clients. At the outset, this presentation will discuss the potential consequences for a motorist with an out-of-state DWI conviction. We will discuss the importance of completing the alcohol education program and the appropriate time to have your client enroll. We will examine the impact of refusals and administrative suspensions. Finally, we will review the travel restrictions due to a...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

Securing Social Security Disability Benefits

As technology moves forward in an ever-changing world we must not only adapt as individuals but also as attorneys. Securing benefits through the Social Security Administration has moved onto the world wide web allowing representation of clients nationally. This CLE program will discuss the entire process today delving into what makes a successful case and the best way to present the facts that matter.

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

Transit Oriented Development: An Exciting Pillar of Urban Development

Transit-oriented development involves developing an individual building or planning an entire area around public transit infrastructure such as a Metra train station. Suburban TOD in particular involves the coordination of many aspects of land use including: community outreach, suburban renewal and walkable neighborhoods, economic development, and transportation planning. Demand for TOD has grown significantly in recent years leading to more vibrant, livable, sustainable communities ce...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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 Ethics of Social Media and Attorney Competency

Join us for a CLE program exploring the requirements for ethically using social media to build your referral network and the interplay of Rules of Professional Conduct on advertising, solicitation and attorney communications. This program will cover the Rules of Professional Conduct related to advertising and marketing on the internet, and how the ethics rules have not yet caught up with new technology.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Reverse Mortgages: Stay In Your House For The Rest Of Your Life? Not So Fast!

This CLE Course will discuss in detail, how Reverse Mortgage holders often times file foreclosure actions without any basis to support the actions. The course will examine the problematic determinations by the Reverse Mortgage servicers of non-occupancy by Borrowers and provide guidance for attorneys to properly litigate these actions for their clients. You will be provided valuable insight as to how to effectively and powerfully handle these cases for your clients from incepti...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Legal Ethics: Dos and Don’ts for Attorney Advertising

This CLE program will discuss the ethics rules as they relate to the oft-confusing issues of lawyer marketing, advertising and solicitation. What’s the right balance of advertising, social media, video and client engagement to grow your practice. What’s the difference between and advertisement and a solicitation and why does it matter? Can I practice under a Trade Name? Learn how to best comply with the rules and review the latest ethics opinions.

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

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

Recent Important Civil Cases of The Virginia Supreme Court For All Civil Litigators

This CLE program will review 44 written summaries of recent opinions of the Virginia Supreme Court of importance for attorneys practicing civil law in Virginia. These cases cover a wide range of topics including torts, wrongful death, civil rights, contracts, economic loss rule, family law, civil procedure, evidence, causes of action, and affirmative defenses, including immunity and resjudicata/collateral estoppel. Each summary includes an alert which all lawyers should consider from t...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Basics of Patents: Are You Protected? Fundamentals of US Patents and Inventorship

An increasing proportion of the value of a company resides in its intellectual property. This makes protection of intellectual property of great importance to company owners, be they sole proprietors or stockholders. Learn the basic ideas of patent law and inventorship in the United States, including what is a patent claim, who should be named as the inventor, what must be disclosed in a patent support its claims, and how patent claims are used in the marketplace.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Advanced 1031 Exchange Topics: Reverse and Improvement Transactions

The course will take a closer look at some advanced aspects of 1031 Exchanges, namely Rev. Proc. 2000-37 - Reverse Exchanges. Different forms of “parking” transactions will be discussed, including improvement exchanges. Additionally, 1031 Exchanges often give rise to Partnership issues – various strategies for consideration will be covered.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Split-Dollar Life Insurance Planning After the Levine Case

A recent Tax Court case gave a resounding victory to the taxpayer who had pursued what some might view as an aggressive split-dollar life insurance plan to minimize estate taxes. Estate of Marion Levine v. Commr. 158 T.C. No. 2, February 28, 2022. This webinar will set the stage with a review of split-dollar planning then analyze the case. This follows prior cases that held against other taxpayers using similar techniques. Understanding what the taxpayer did right in the Levine case, a...

General 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

NFT's: A Survey of Intellectual Property Issues

One year ago, an NFT of Beeple’s collage sold at Christie’s for $69 million. Since then, the term NFT has permeated our society, even becoming Collins Dictionary’s 2021 Word of the Year. Between staggering sale prices, celebrity endorsements, and revolutionary use cases, NFTs have taken the world by storm. But what have we learned during this trip around the sun? This timely CLE course features a panel of experts who will discuss the current state of the NFT and Web3 culture and...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Are You Up To It? Handling High Conflict Custody and Divorce Matters

This CLE course is designed to help the practitioner who handles divorce and custody matters be prepared for, accept and successfully represent clients in cases that fall toward the extreme end of the spectrum from corroborative to adversarial. When cases are the most adversarial, they require special skill in everything from management of case related costs, locating and retaining effective and relevant experts to working with the client’s stated and reasonable objectives and expectat...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Federal and Environmental Agenda: 1 Year Into The Biden Administration

This course will cover developments in federal environmental policies through the first year of the Biden Administration and likely future legislation, Executive Branch policies and key future court cases. The focus will be on climate change including the development of renewable energy sources, the regulation of the “forever chemicals”, ie, PFAS, Clean Air Act stationary and mobile source regulations, and the Clean Water Act Waters of the United States regulation.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Section 230: Kings of the Internet

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) grants immunity from civil liability to the heads of online social media companies, empowering them to delete, modify or censor material they deem “objectionable,” or even ban or de-platform individuals at their discretion. They can do all this even if the material deleted “is constitutionally protected.” Since online platforms have become a main source of information for most of the world, this means that a few individuals are th...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics “Gotchas” That Every Estate Planners Must Know

In today’s fast-paced environment, with ever changing estate and tax laws, estate attorneys have plenty “on their plate” to know and understand. One important area that every estate planning attorney must know about is their duties to their clients under the Rules of Professional Responsibility. Failure to understand conflicts and the ethical issues in estate planning can lead to expensive and time-consuming ethics investigations, not to mention possible loss of licensure....

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices: “I’ll Know It When I See It…”

Welcome to Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP). UDAAP is arguably the most important regulation in the mortgage industry. UDAAP impacts every other lending regulation (marketing, fair lending, licensing & communication…) and it impacts every part of the lending cycle (advertising thru servicing closed loans.) What makes this regulation so difficult for mortgage lenders is that it is very subjective (“reasonable consumer” point of view) and is very difficult to defend agains...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Successful Negotiations in Presidential History

Negotiations are sometimes referred to as "the art of the possible". This course, entitled "Negotiations and the Modern Presidency" will utilize US presidential history as a backdrop for analyzing successful, and failed, negotiations and what we can learn from them. Topics to be explored are: Basic principles of negotiation Changes brought about in post-World War II America Negotiations and the civil rights movement Negotiating America's role in the world Negotiating War and Pea...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Legal Liability of The Cruise Industry for COVID-19 Related Injuries and Deaths of Passengers and Crew

This course will examine the recent slew of cases involving suits by passengers against cruise lines for damages relating to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It will also examine ship-owner liability to crews under traditional principles of Maritime Law and the Jones Act. Particular attention will be paid to claims for emotional distress where passengers were exposed to the virus and quarantined but never contracted the virus.

General Credits
1
Price$50

How Defense Attorneys Can Effectively Use The Stand Your Ground Law To Win Criminal Cases

This CLE will provide an overview of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law and will inform attorneys how they can use the law to their client’s benefit. The CLE will cover the history of the statute and the current state of the law. The presentation will also provide an overview of stand your ground motion hearings. Finally the presentation will provide a real world example of how the statute was used successfully in a recent homicide trial.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ideas to Cash: Guiding Creative Clients In Monetizing Their Inventions and Other Creations

This CLE course will enable you to turn your client’s ideas into cash. Different forms of protection are described for various creative ideas, followed by steps necessary to procure/secure patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Various types of agreements for different monetizing methods are discussed, with samples. Techniques for finding and approaching “targets” are also explained in detail.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Maritime Law: Personal Injury and Property Damage in Small Boat Cases

In this CLE course we will discuss maritime law as it touches on both property damage cases, such as a towboat hitting a pier, and personal injury cases such as a small boat hitting a pier with resulting injuries. We will discuss the underlying theories of liability, comparative fault, the personification of the vessel and "in rem" liability, and the flip side of in rem liability the ability of a boat owner to limit liability for property damage and personal injury to the value of the vessel....

General Credits
2
Price$100

Evaluating and Negotiating Insurance Bad Faith Cases

At some juncture during the life of an insurance bad faith case, the parties’ counsel will need to address the potential for settlement of the case. Given the distinctive nature of bad faith claims, assessing the value of such claims presents certain challenges. Likewise, depending on the nature of the claim and the issues involved, counsel for both the policyholder and the insurance company should be mindful of important considerations in trying to reach a mutually satisfactory reso...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Five Critical Developments in Class Action Litigation

Class action litigation is a constantly shifting and evolving area of jurisprudence. Although class litigation is often amongst the highest stakes of any litigation field, the nature of Rule 23 -which prescribes broad guidelines but few bright line rules -results in divergent and interesting debates, practically and academically. This course will tackle critical recent developments in five different areas of the law related to class litigation-administrative feasibility, Article III ju...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Guardianships Across Jurisdictions: Basic Considerations For the Attorney Practitioner

In 2017, the Uniform Laws Commission (ULC) aimed to make the guardianship process easier to understand for both attorneys and those that need to comply with the rules. As of the date of this program, 46 out of 50 states have adopted most, if not all, of the rules. The ULC updated provisions including, inter alia, (1) property management protections, (2) provisions related to minors subject to guardianship, (3) improvements to compliance for limited guardianships, (4) new protections...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Introduction To New Jersey Civil Motion Practice

This CLE Course will help you better understand the structure of the New Jersey Court System. It will provided a better understanding of what a Motion is and the purpose of filing them. You will learn about the most common Motions that are filed in New Jersey Civil Cases as well as the Rules governing the filing of Motions in New Jersey Civil Cases. Finally, I will address the Recent Changes to Court Rules.

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

Litigating False Claims Act Cases

The False Act (FCA) is a statute allowing citizens to sue in the name of the government to recover monies owed because of fraud or "false claims." FCA cases are filed under seal and not initially served on the Defendants; this gives government lawyers an opportunity to investigate the claims and determine whether to intervene and thus take responsibility for the action. In recent years there has been an expansive use of the statute and in many cases the government is leaving it to private co...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Asset Protection for Cryptocurrency

Asset Protection is in high demand in our increasingly litigious world. Cryptocurrency is well regarded as the currency of the future. Cryptocurrency is increasingly becoming a targeted asset in many lawsuits. Blockchain technology can make it easy to see the amount of cryptocurrency an individual owns. This course will teach the various strategies for protecting cryptocurrency from being lost due to a lawsuit.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Lost in Translation The Pitfalls of Obtaining Testimony Across Boundaries of Language, Culture and Class

Interpretation is an art not a science. That's why obtaining testimony is very often like an under-educated laborer from another universe describing the truth to an artist who then must describe it to an engineer. As an attorney even if you are a native speaker of the language of the witness a lot can get lost in the translation. This course will explain many of the pitfalls and limitations of interpretation throughout our judicial system and then illuminate some of the most common iss...

General Credits
3.75
Price$175

Recent Trademark Decisions Practitioners Should Know About

This CLE program will review significant 2021 trademark decisions from the Federal Courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that trademark practitioners should know about. Last year, these trademark tribunals visited an array of trademark issues, from protective orders and color marks to standing, territoriality, initial interest confusion and more. Decisions reviewed will include: Brooklyn Brewery Corp. v. Brooklyn Brew Shop, LLC Chutter, Inc. v. Great Management Group, LLC...

General 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

E-Discovery’s Emerging Ethical Challenges

As the need to produce and examine ESI grows, attorneys will be expected to be technologically educated and sophisticated. This presentation will review the challenges of preserving and gathering this ESI, dealing with the clients use of social media, and the ethical pitfalls that need to be avoided. This CLE will address the ABA's Model Rule 1.1 and the obligation on the part of attorneys.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Setting Up Your Securities Clients For Success

Often times, legal counsel preparing Exempt Offering Documents for their clients evaluates them primarily on legal grounds, rather than on grounds associated with how the Offerings could be best articulated from an underwriting standpoint. This course, and these educational materials, are designed to offer helpful strategies on approaching securities documentation from the standpoint of underwriting standards designed to allow effectiveness and consistency in the Offering documentation...

General Credits
2
Price$100

A Search for Perfection: Fundamentals of UCC Article 9

Article 9 of the UCC contains a dense set of technical rules relating to secured transactions, all of which can be challenging to unwind. This course is intended to provide a general survey of some the key ideas concerning Article 9, outlining concepts that attorneys should know. Taking a practical approach to exploring Article 9, delving into the fundamentals, from the definition of secured transactions to potential remedies from defaults incurred under the statute. This CLE C...

General Credits
1
Price$50

GRAT and Valuation Planning After CCA 202152018: What Practitioners Need to Know

CCA 202152018, released on December 30, 2021 has critical impact on grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs). The CCA addresses a common valuation challenge: what consideration should be given to a potential sale in valuing an asset? Often there is a long continuum from: no sale, to discussions with potential buyers, to a letter of intent, to a binding contract, etc. Where the business is on this continuum will affect how an appraiser evaluates the possible implications of the potenti...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

Foreclosure: Mastering After The Sale Challenges

The purpose of this course is to prepare real estate attorneys for managing ‘normal’ post foreclosure sale processes, managing client expectations and managing the expectations of the other players involved in the foreclosure sale process, help attorneys identify potential post-foreclosure sale challenges, and help attorneys solve post-foreclosure sale challenges proactively. This CLE course will also address Several Challenges faced in the Foreclosure process: Post-Judgment Costs,...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

Navigating Landlord Tenant Disputes in A Post-COVID World

Like all other aspects of life, COVID has affected the litigation and resolution of disputes between landlord and tenants in New York City area. The enforcement of straight forward lease defaults such as the nonpayment of rent have become more difficult to navigate due to ever changing procedural requirements resulting from numerous Executive and Administrative Orders. This lecture will summarize the current procedural stature of landlord/tenant litigation in the Civil and Supreme Co...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know About The Current State of Vaccination Mandates

This course will cover the state of COVID-19 vaccination mandates as we enter into 2022 -- what rules have been made, where they stand with court challenges and state efforts to counter them, and where things will go from here. Specifically, we will examine the current state of: the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard and the OSHA proposed rule, and the litigation arguments that have been brought against them rules issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and for federal c...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

An Ethical Guide to Expert Witness Reports & Testimony

Although the procedures for litigating a construction lawsuit is, on its face, an adversarial process, the American Bar Association has established Model Rules of Professional Conduct to provide guidance for lawyer conduct to follow while “seek[ing] a result advantageous to its client but consistent with requirements of honest dealings with others.” These ethics standards apply not only to the interaction between counsel and the representation of their client, but also the retention an...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Fundamentals of Orthopedics for Lawyers: Anatomy, Injuries, and Common Procedures

Many legal proceedings with an injury component include an orthopedic procedure either to fix an injury or a case involving a defective product such as total knee implant, pedicle screw, or biologic, such as Norian. This course should leave lawyers with an understanding of the following items: 1. Relevant cases and procedural considerations 2. Relevant anatomy 3. Detailed explanation of common orthopedic surgical procedures

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

Front Loading the Litigation: The Keys to Pretrial Advocacy

Today cases are won or lost in the pretrial process. In their book, Pretrial Advocacy (National Institute of Trial Advocacy/Wolters Kluwer 2021), Authors Reuben Guttman and JC Lore refer to the pretrial process as “front-loaded.” Guttman and Lore explain that changes to the standards governing pleading, class certification, discovery, summary judgment, and experts -- along with the advent of electronic information including social media – have changed the face of litigation. In this CLE,...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Corporate Philanthropy: Where to Start and How to Get it Right

As Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) continues to trend up, more and more companies are considering philanthropic initiatives. But there are many ways to give back, and each program comes with significant compliance challenges. How do you select and launch a program consistent with your brand -- without making an embarrassing mistake or incurring legal liability? This CLE program will provide an interactive overview of the different options and their compliance regimes. Both new...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Spy Torts: When the Other Side Overreaches

This CLE course will review statutory and common law causes of action for invasion of privacy, wiretapping, tracking devices, trap and trace methods, and video/non-video surveillance. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the wide variety of invasion of privacy case law and how that can affect claims in family law, employment and civil litigation.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Regulation of Private and Foreign Funds in the Age of Cryptocurrency

This CLE course is designed to provide an overview of the regulatory regime applicable to private and foreign (i.e., non-registered) investment funds and the issues raised by the explosive rise of cryptocurrencies in the past several years. The course begins with an overview of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and the SEC and CFTC rules and regulations applying this legislative fr...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

Crimmigration Essentials: What Attorneys Need to Know

Crimmigration can be a trip down the proverbial rabbit hole so let’s get back to basics. Develop an effective roadmap to get to answers that count for your non-citizen clients charged with criminal offenses, and more. Walking through a time-proven analysis, this CLE course will provide the bearings needed to get to real answers that equally protect your practice and your non-citizen clients.

General 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

Trademark Modernization Act: Understanding the USPTO's Final Rulemaking

Beginning in December 2021, the Director of the USPTO and brand owners alike will be able to initiate the new ex parte reexamination and expungement proceedings authorized by the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020. Join us for a conversation about those proceedings, the final rulemaking recently released by the USPTO, and the impact on brand owners. In this webinar, we will cover: Trademark Office procedures for reexamination and expungement proceedings, as set forth in the Novembe...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Defining Antitrust Markets in Platform Industries

The effects of the Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 antitrust decision in Ohio v. American Express continue to reverberate. Platforms have occupied the antitrust spotlight for several years now, but litigation unpacking and applying Amex to platforms is still in its early stages. This CLE course is designed to update generalists, antitrust practitioners, and inside counsel alike on how lower courts are interpreting and applying Amex when defining antitrust markets involving platforms. The...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Key Considerations of Intellectual Property Litigation

This CLE course will cover the key aspects of Intellectual Property litigation, including the 3 primary areas of IP: Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights. The discussion will highlight pre-suit investigation and considerations, the filing of the lawsuit, unique aspects of IP litigation, damages, and resolution/settlement. The speaker will address recent cases that impact IP litigation, and relevant statutes.

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

Introduction to Chapter 11, Subchapter V: An Accessible and Affordable Option for Small Businesses

Due to the significant federal and state response to Covid-19, including stimulus payments and eviction moratoriums, bankruptcy filings have reached record lows. However, as funds run out and government programs expire, small businesses looking for a new lifeline may consider Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. This CLE provides counsel representing creditors and debtors with an introduction to Subchapter V, a roadmap for plan approval, commercial lease issues, a...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Return to Office: Employment Tax Considerations

2021 has had companies re-imagine workplaces both actual and virtual. Please join us to discuss employment tax and fringe benefit aspects of a distributed workforce or hybrid workforce, as well as some specific benefits that are being offered real-time to entice employees to return to physical offices or remain-in-place with current employers as well as any current guidance from the IRS/states on how to handle these complex tax issues for reporting and withholding for your employees....

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Matrix Resurrected: Employment Non-Competes Across State Lines

This course provides an overview of US law from the variety state jurisdictions concerning restrictive covenants, covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements and other non-compete terms and agreements in the employment context. We look at the statutory, judicial and alternative frameworks the states use to address these issues and engage in a brief survey of the policy considerations, different approaches to the issues involved between various jurisdictions and recent develop...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Understanding Asset Protection

Learn what tools are available to more effectively shield yourself from the effects of any lawsuit by protecting your personal wealth. The panel will discuss the following Topics: History of asset protection in the United States and abroad Understanding which assets are/are not exempt under state and federal law Identifying and understanding different types of risk How to protect real estate and other physical assets How to protect securities and other liquid assets The differe...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

A Hundred Little Things: Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Leases, Focusing on Technology, Ethics and COVID Amendments

This advanced CLE course is designed to benefit lawyers working in a variety of fields. While it is not meant to function as a primer on individual lease clauses, it does address the type of lawyer who needs to make sure all stakeholders are consulted and heard as well as technology buffs and those who wake up wondering if they asked their client to check the stacking plan in the building before agreeing to an expansion. Beyond that, the course is relevant to anyone whose clients are...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Ethics of Cannabis Law

The ethical considerations around the representation of cannabis clients, and the handling of cannabis-related claims and litigation, are complex and evolving. Lawyers who wish to counsel and assist clients in the space must determine whether specific work for cannabis clients is legal, ethical and/or prudent. This presentation will identify ethical scenarios that have confronted attorneys in this space. In addition to analyzing the current state of the federal/state standoff on mariju...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

New Age Forensics: A Tactical Guide To Cross Examining Experts

New age forensics and expert witnesses have practically invaded our trial courts, existing in every single case to some extent. Most feared, by both criminal and civil trial attorneys, is the prospect of cross examining an expert in his field of expertise. This tactical guide, to cross examining expert witnesses, will give you concrete ideas on how to punch holes in any experts credentials and credibility. These common sense techniques have been consistently and successfully utilized b...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How The New Proposed Tax Bill Can Impact Your Retirement Account

In light of recent tax proposal released by the House Ways & Means Committee on September 13, 2021, This CLE Course will provide in detail the key provisions impacting retirement accounts such as: $10 million Cap on retirement accounts if your income is above $450,000. The elimination of the Backdoor Roth IRA. If you are above the above-mentioned income limits, you can no longer convert to a Roth IRA. This would go into effect after 12/31/21. The elimination of the Mega Backdo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Interruption Coverage Post-Covid: Property and Business Interruption Claims and Forensic Accounting

Covid-19 has impacted the economy in so many ways. Private organizations and public entities have turned to their Business Interruption insurance policy to help offset their income losses resulting from the pandemic. This course will explore the current status of insurance claims for business interruption, and explain how a claimant needs to prepare, present and support their lost income claim. Presented by two of the most experienced professionals in business interruption insu...

General Credits
1
Price$50

George Floyd Case: The Evidence, Arguments, Verdict and Sentence in the Criminal Case Against Derek Chauvin

This is a course describing the continuum from manslaughter to murder involved in the charges and evidence supporting the conviction of former police sergeant Derek Chauvin (Chauvin) in the killing of George Floyd (Floyd). Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd’s neck, causing Floyd’s death. This was a case commanding national attention and contributed to the civil rights’ movement—Black Lives Matter. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office prosecuted the case, and charged third-degree mu...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Policing under Section 1983: The Year in Review

The year 2021, has been a monumental one for policing in America. Get on top of the developments that will affect your practice. First, a review of the Supreme Court’s 2020-21 term: residential searches under Caniglia v. Strom; residential arrests under Lange v. California; and intent to restrain as a seizure under Torres v. Madrid. Next, the top ten ways policing after George Floyd and Breonna Taylor will affect your practice: from qualified immunity, choke holds, and no-knock warrant...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Police Misconduct: Litigation Under 42 USC §1983

This CLE course will review all major aspects of federal litigation arising out of police misconduct, focusing on claims of excessive force and wrongful arrest. Major doctrinal issues will be addressed, including claims under the 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments against individuals and governmental entities, and the qualified immunity defense. Practice pointers will also be offered to both plaintiffs’ and defense counsel. Several exhibits will be provided to illustrate points made, and us...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Representing the Founders and Initial Investors in a Startup Technology Company

The startup phase of a technology company is a very volatile time, as the startup's management team is being assembled, its products and services are being developed and tested, intellectual property protection and marketing strategies are being researched, and (most importantly) the company's initial capital is being raised. In this fast-paced, entertaining presentation by a leading startup attorney, you will learn how to deal with the most common corporate, securities and tax law iss...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Can We Get Back to Business? The FDCPA and The Post-Covid World

Now that society is starting to re-emerge from the COVID shutdowns and businesses are ramping back up (if they were not already), issues of cashflow, collections and receivables are again front of mind of business owners. What do businesses need to do regarding their receivables if they are involved in consumer transactions? Did COVID affect the ability of businesses to collect their receivables? What does the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) require and what are the differenc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Comic Book Contract Negotiation And Drafting

This CLE course will review comic book agreement provisions, client interview exercises tailored to the comic book industry, dive into mock negotiations, and issue-spot common problems in publishing contracts. Facilitated by seasoned comic book publishing attorneys, attendees will get a chance to issue-spot, draft, and engage in mock negotiations.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Transfer Pricing for Multinationals: Practical Insights for Attorneys

Transfer pricing is widely considered the most contentious and expensive tax issue facing multinational companies today. However, many companies struggle to navigate the competing requirements of the IRS and international tax authorities. This CLE course will provide insights into how attorneys can identify and assess client global transfer pricing issues from a practical perspective. The course explains the requirements of Section 482, Section 6662 documentation standards, and the O...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Representing Comic Book Creator Clients

In this CLE course, we present an overview of the comic book industry over the past two years, highlight new areas of litigation and transactional work, and provide the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. We will explore new distribution models, NFTs, and myriad new cases impacting the comic book and graphic novel publishes and the attorneys who represent them. We will also be addressing diversity and inclusion topics key to representing clients in the comic book...

General Credits
3
Price$150

Labor & Employment Update From A-Z: American Disabilities Act (ADA) to Zoom Calls and Everything in Between

This CLE course will consider updates and developments in labor and employment law, both New York State and Federal. Specific topics will include: Vaccination Policies COVID Issues The New York State Sick Leave Law The NY Heroes Act Wage and Hour Law Updates Discrimination Issues Workers’ Compensation Unemployment Insurance and other labor and employment issues, topics and strategies.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer and DRE in a DWAI Drugs Case

This CLE lecture is focused on assisting attorneys navigate DWAI Drugs cases and effectively represent their clients. At the outset, this presentation will describe the strategies involved in cross-examining the arresting officer along with providing practical examples. With the assistance of a former Drug Recognition Expert, we will then turn from the arresting officer to cross-examining the DRE. We will discuss the DRE protocol and how the DRE is able to determine the appropriate dru...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Patent Process for the Curious: What Lawyers Need to Know

As trusted advisors, lawyers are often asked many questions about legal matters outside their area of practice. One area of law that most lawyers do not have any experience with is patent law, and in particular, the patent prosecution process. Patent prosecution requires a special license which in turn requires passing its own exam and an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering. Because it is such a specialized area of practice, with about only 40,000 active practitioners in the US...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Considerations for Counseling IRC Section 1031 Exchanges

This CLE course will highlight the Rules of Professional Conduct as they may intersect with 1031 Exchanges. The presentation will include: competency, scope of representation, conflict of interest issues and selection considerations of the Qualified Intermediary. Throughout the presentation, case-studies will be discussed.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

International Joint Ventures: Problems, Solutions and Approaches

This CLE course provides an overview of the legal aspects of cross-border joint ventures (JVs). It covers the basic “nuts-and-bolts” of JVs, such as purpose, capital contributions, governance and management, veto rights and minority protections, profit distributions, transfer restrictions, exit strategies and dispute resolution, but aims to do so specifically in the cross-border or international context. That means also addressing cultural and foreign law issues, repatriation of profit...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Discovery in a Tractor Trailer Case

What do you do when a major truck crash case calls your office? This CLE will walk you through the critical steps that must be taken immediately to ensure a successful recovery in the truck crash litigation. Along the way, the CLE will address court orders seeking the restriction of movement of exigent evidence, as well as templates for the preservation of vital documents, and how to use Freedom of Information Act requests to your advantage.

General Credits
1
Price$50

NFL Contract Advisors: So You Want to Be An Agent

A big part of sports law is getting agents ready for the obligations of managing high-profile clients. And that’s where lawyers come in. NFL Contract Advisors covers NFLPA certification requirements, agent eligibility, standards of conduct and prohibited actions; key points of agent-player contracts and player-team contracts, and the NFL’s personal conduct policy. And most importantly, we’ll look at some recent episodes of “bad client behavior” in the NFL (aka – The 3 AM Phone Call). S...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

I Want the Truth! How to Use Impeachment Effectively In Court

This CLE course will provide an overview of how to do effective impeachment of a witness under the Federal Rules of Evidence. This course will provide an analysis of the relevant rules of evidence, the major methods of impeachment, and how do conduct an effective impeachment of a witness. This course will also provide real world examples of impeachment during a trial.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Meteorology and the Law: Hazardous Weather Preparedness and Litigation

Failure to prepare in advance for weather events, either as a result of misinformation or lack of knowledge about how to do so, is the cause of many weather-related lawsuits. Proper preparation in advance of both minor and major weather hazards can protect lives and property and create a more resilient community in the face of a changing climate. This course will present a survey of the field of forensic meteorology, including a discussion of the types of cases on which meteorologist...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Man Your Battle Stations: Construction Claims & Successful Resolution

You may have known this moment was coming. There were plenty of indications along the way as the work proceeded. You may have instructed your client to keep the right kind of records and compose the right kind of letters as the work proceeded, and hoped your instructions were followed. Or, you may have been introduced late to the project and now are faced with the familiar “it is what it is” when it comes to how your client has handled the situation and the available documentation. E...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Counsel’s Role in Adopting, Implementing & Enforcing a Code of Ethics

What exactly is a code of ethics? Are they policies? By-laws? Suggestions? Are they enforceable? To whom do they apply? Regardless of what type of organization you belong to, most today have some form of ethical code they adopt and claim to abide by, especially given that they are represented by a small cadre of individuals under the scrutiny of both stakeholders and the larger population. This CLE course will explain the role of attorneys in the creation, adoption and implementation of...

Ethics Credits
1
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

Counsel's Role in Developing & Adopting a Code of Ethics

Codes of Ethics often occupy a gray area. Is the Code a policy? A part of By-laws? Is it enforceable? Does it apply to everyone? Is it mandatory, merely aspirational or just window dressing? It has become increasingly common for organizations of all types – for-profit, non-profit, governmental, homeowner associations and others – to adopt such Codes. What these disparate entities have in common is a small cadre of persons acting on behalf of larger constituencies under the scrutiny of...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Direct Examination and Cross Examination: A Practitioner's Primer

An overview of the basic principles of direct and cross examination for the newer practitioner. This CLE presentation covers theories of story-telling and persuasion, the ethics of preparing and examining witnesses, and the organization the purpose, substance, structure, tactical considerations, problem areas, and common “Do’s and Don’ts” of direct and cross examination.

General Credits
3
Price$150

Increasing Revenue for Your Clients and Yourself Through Franchising

The purpose of this CLE course is to show you how you can increase the revenue of both your client and yourself through franchising. The lecture describes the advantages of franchising, the success of franchising in the United States, the types of businesses that can be franchised, what is involved in establishing a franchise system, the registration requirements of various states, the Franchise Disclosure Document, your duties as a franchise attorney and your options as a franchise a...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Do I Stay or Do I Go: Figuring out the Bankruptcy Means Test

Do you want to know if your client really 'passes' the Chapter 7 means test or not? Are you concerned that you might be crossing the line into a 13? Do you have questions about the deductions or income allowed in the means test? This CLE course will review the means test, go over allowed deductions and the Trustee's past opinion on the listed means test deductions. The means test is the gateway to bankruptcy for most debtors - let's get it right!

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in Your Case

Experts need to work hand-in-hand with the client’s legal counsel to ensure that all parties are on the same page with regard to the scope of services given the nature of the particular case concerning the issues, quality and quantity of documentation available, theories of liability, causation and damages and the ability to convey “the good, the bad and the ugly” regarding the likelihood of success so that legal counsel and the client can go forward in the best interest of the client....

General Credits
1
Price$50

So You Really Want To Mediate?

When asking for money damages in civil actions, there are certainly good reasons and appropriate times to look for potential resolutions of litigation before going to trial. There are many beneficial and useful ADR forums, such as Mediation or Binding Arbitration, that can be used to obtain a fair and cost-friendly resolution. This course will explore not only the benefits of a Non-Binding Mediation and other similar Mediation options, some of which are unique and even “out of the box”...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Overview of FinTech Regulation and Compliance

A very high-level overview of some of the issues and challenges facing attorneys representing companies that are utilizing new technology to improve and automate the delivery of financial services (FinTech). Overview of the core principles and regulatory regimes in the United States governing key aspects of financial services including banking, securities, funds, money transmission, commodities, and anti-money laundering, and how these affect the operations of FinTech companies....

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Supreme Court Opens a New World of College Athletics

After a 7-year saga, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in one of the most significant sports law cases of our time. In a 9-0 opinion, the justices in NCAA v. Alston rejected the NCAA's argument that educational compensation restrictions were entitled to antitrust deference and upheld both the district court and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals injunction that concluded that educational compensation restrictions violated Section 1 of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. This seminar will examine t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Making Adverse Witnesses a Free Expert Witness

In every case, the plaintiff claims that the defendant breached a duty of care owed. The most effective way to prove that the defendant was negligent is through the mouth of the defendant itself; do it's employees possess the requisite knowledge and are they doing what they should do? This CLE class teaches you how to effectively question the defendants to make them expert witnesses on behalf of the plaintiff; even a janitor is an expert in the custodial sciences!

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

The Humanity Of The Mediation Process

Mediation is a process by which a third-party neutral, the mediator, tries to guide the parties in the dispute to a resolution known as Win-Win. Those who practice mediation can attest to the dignity and deep humanity of this process. I have tried to capture some of this grandeur in describing some of the traits that are willy-nilly imposed on both mediators and those who engage in the process. In preparing this lecture, I have divided mediation process into four distinct categories. Th...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How Covid-19 Legislation has Impacted Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigation

The past seventeen months dramatically changed the commercial Landlord-Tenant practice. This CLE course will introduce key legislation and executive orders which impacted a landlord’s ability to collect rent, a tenant’s ability to delay paying rent and a guarantor’s ability to avoid personal liability and practical consideration and suggestions.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Trade Practice and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

In this course, Arielle Albert and Keven Danow review the trade practice laws set forth in the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and the Code of Federal Regulations as administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”). They will explain how the current three tier system applies to the manufacture and distribution of beverage alcohol. In addition, they will provide an overview of how the trade practice regulations keep suppliers from exe...

General 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

From Law to Leadership: Transitioning into a Business Role

In this CLE course, presenter Mark J. Wuellner discusses how attorneys can make the transition from the practice of law to a business role in any organization. Speaking from practical experience, he guides you through discovering your purpose for the move and what opportunities you might find to apply your legal skills, up to the C-suite level. He presents challenges and misperceptions attorneys face when competing for a C-suite job, and helps you find ways to bust through. Finally,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Key Points for Success in Virtual Mediation

Our Panel will discuss how the new remote communication process works, and affects the approach and strategies in mediations, including: What are the dynamics of remote mediations? What if your client is remote as well; does that change your ability to communicate and if so how? Using the private "Zoom Rooms" to have confidential meetings. How remote mediations expand the process and add to the information base. Suggestions for making the remote process work better than even when all are...

General Credits
1
Price$50

For Those Who Dare: Practical Legal Approaches to Funding Start-Up Companies

Helping fund start-up companies can be a high wire act. It is exhilarating, but it requires practical and nimble approaches to balance the provision of quality legal work with the demands of limited time, money and other resources. This course addresses various types and stages of funding, from bootstrapping to priced equity rounds. It also addresses related topics that help prepare start-ups, and best position them, for successful fundraising efforts.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Remote Legal Work in the Post-Pandemic Age

The Pandemic has finally taught lawyers, even the most technologically averse, that they can work from just about anywhere. But have the law and professional responsibility rules kept pace? In this program, we will explore the disconnect between the reality of remote practice and the applicable legal and ethical rules. We will use hypotheticals to discuss the key issues, such as virtual law offices, working remotely across state lines, in-state law office requirements, and more....

Ethics 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

Litigation Support Services Performed by Forensic Accountants

Lawyers, judges, and juries often struggle with complex accounting, valuation, and business issues. Therefore, forensic accountants can provide valuable services to litigants and their attorneys. These services can range from interpretive analysis, to investigations, to damages analysis and more. In this course, attendees will learn various types of litigation support services, learn the impact of a forensic accountant on all stages of a litigation, and listen to a case study with r...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Attorney Professionalism in the Capital Markets and Financial Service Industry

This CLE course will address the role of attorneys in capital markets. The course will cover public and private offerings as well as issues related to expressing legal opinions, advising corporate boards and representing officers, directors and shareholders in regulatory investigations and government proceedings, civil proceedings and processes facilitating remedial measures. The course will also present SEC Rule 102(e) and how to manage coordination with other professionals such as CP...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Words Matter: America’s Reckoning With Race Through the United States Supreme Court

America has a long history with race. This seminar will evaluate that history through the words of the United States Supreme Court with the goal of determining how America came to this moment of racial reckoning. Further, this seminar will evaluate racial buzz phrases and how to best move toward racial reconciliation.

General Credits
1.25
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

Anatomy of a Dental Malpractice Action

The focus of this course is dental malpractice civil lawsuits. We will look at recent malpractice trends such as frequency, awards and types of claims against dentists. Topics will include the standard of care, informed consent and informed refusal. We’ll explore reasons why patients sue their dentists. Tort reform will be surveyed, particularly limits on non-economic and special damages. Because dental malpractice actions typically do not have a high monetary value, the course wi...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Federal Court A-Z: Everything You Wanted to Know About Federal Court

This CLE course will introduce the inexperienced lawyer to the ins and outs of federal court litigation and provide the experienced litigator with a timely refresher. We will deal with each of the central topics in litigating a case in federal court, paying particular attention where necessary and providing helpful tips and tricks along the way. This course will examine all facets of litigating a case in federal court, from first filing to final verdict. We invite you to join us on t...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

COVID-19 Fraud and Recent Trends in False Claims Act Litigation

A whistleblower or qui tam action can provide financial rewards to individuals who have information that a healthcare company/individual has committed fraud waste or abuse against the government. The primary statutes under which this relief may be sought are the federal and state False Claims Acts (“FCAs”). In addition to the FCAs, in California there is a statute which allows relief to be sought when the same fraud, waste and abuse, is committed against Californian private insurance c...

General Credits
1
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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating New York State No-Fault (PIP) Insurance Coverage: A Claimant Perspective

The increased resistance by the insurance companies in paying claims has added to the complexity of the no-fault laws and regulations. Since the New York State no-fault insurance system began, the original framework has transformed many times and has become difficult for attorneys and medical providers to navigate. This CLE lecture is intended simplify these complexities by addressing landmark no-fault cases, recent fee schedule changes current in effect, filing successful arbitration...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Importance of Security and Integrity Issues within the Virtual ADR Process

Teleconferencing and videoconferencing are hot topics in today's environment. Legal professionals are using this form of communication now more than ever, which heightens the exposure to cybersecurity threats. This program will provide attendees with in-depth look into the use of technology in conducting arbitrations and mediations virtually. Judge DiBlasi will discuss how the process works, security measures for virtual ADR, tips on how to best protect yourself when on-line during thi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Art and Law of Surveillance

This CLE will explore the laws surrounding surveillance in the context of civil litigation, family law and investigations. This will include an examination of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Social Media Ethical Rules, Video Surveillance, the Stored Communications Act, GPS Tracking Statutes, Facial and License Plate Recognition Technology. The course will look at both the law and practicality of surveillance and how to best “use” findings in litigation as fact finding tools....

General Credits
2
Price$100

Turnkey Real Estate Investments as Securities

Turnkey real estate investments have become extremely popular across the country for promoters and investors alike. The question is whether a turnkey real estate investment is nothing more than a vanilla real estate deal, or a security in disguise. The objective of this course is to clarify that description for real estate, securities and general practitioners.

General Credits
1.25
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

The Rights of Nature: Theory, Laws, and Emerging Jurisprudence

This CLE course will introduce lawyers to the concept of creating legally enforceable rights for ecosystems – an emerging area of environmental law which elevates environmental protection to a level comparable to human civil rights laws. This course will examine the legal theory behind “rights of nature” laws, and examine the anatomy of rights of nature laws that have been adopted by municipal governments across the United States. This course will also feature case studies of the enforce...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Performing Tax Research Like a Pro: What Attorneys Need to Know

This CLE course is designed to teach the participant how to navigate through authoritative primary federal tax materials. Or as Solicitor General Erwin Griswold would have stated: “You can think great thoughts or you can look at the statute.” The quotation is an apocryphal story. One must learn how to navigate tax research software as well as legal research software. And, of course, one must learn how to write tax memoranda that is convincing and is free of ambiguities. Today’s technol...

General Credits
3.5
Price$175

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: What Employers Need to Know

With multiple COVID-19 vaccines now deployed and available to all Americans over the age of 16, employers and their counsel must be ready to develop policies dealing with the vaccination of employees. Will vaccination be mandated, encouraged, incentivized, or facilitated for some or all employees? If vaccination is mandated, what kinds of exemptions are required, and how can exempt employees be accommodated? If vaccination is encouraged, how can the employer communicate this to emplo...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Update on ERISA: Governed Disability, Life and Health Benefit Claims

ERISA law is constantly changing; and with each new ruling, the scope and contour of how issues relating to disability, life and health benefits are resolved by the courts is constantly evolving. This presentation covers a wide gamut of issues ranging from pre-litigation appeals of benefit denials to the latest rulings on the standard and scope of judicial review in ERISA claims and provides insight into the latest developments in litigation involving cutting edge issues in medical tre...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating Native American Legal Issues

An examination of the early influences of disparate classification of Native American cultures and its impact on current Native American issues, interaction, jurisdiction and economic development. Outside of what has become known as Indian gaming there exists a number of pressing issues that continue to surface in the courts including jurisdictional issues as seen in McGirt v. Oklahoma; constitutional issues noted in Brackeen v. Barnhardt; voting rights and disenfranchisement and recurring su...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Creative Client Representation in Times of Change: How Changing Administrations Change Your Immigration Practice

Maintaining a flexible immigration practice pays out when Presidential Administrations change over. As the political pendulum swings, so to do opportunities for your foreign national clients. Changes in administrative and enforcement policies, new AG decisions, and turnover in Administrative Judges and Officers stir up new possibilities – can you, as a creative attorney, see them and capture them for your current and potential clients? Let’s talk about how.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Total Disability: Everything You Need To Know

In this lecture you will learn the ins and outs of Workers Compensation from the perspective of the claimant’s attorneys. You will be better equipped to handle any injury arising out of and in the scope of employment. We will go over some strategies to take on large insurance companies and better represent your clients. Sit tight and listen and you will be able to advise clients to a greater degree through the entire Workers Compensation procedure.

General Credits
2
Price$100
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