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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

Estate Planning Retainer Agreements and Engagement Letters

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Preparing & Presenting a Plaintiff for a Deposition

Presenting a witness for a deposition requires significant time and preparation before even walking into the room. This seminar provides an overview of the practice tips and recommendations for preparing and presenting a witness for a deposition. This CLE program discusses how to meet with and prepare a witness – in particular a personal injury plaintiff. In this program, Mike Shanahan will describe the best practices approach for ensuring your witness is fully prepared to explain the basis fo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Shoved Back Into The Closet: The Plight of LGBT Elders in Nursing Homes

The LGBT community is one which has gained many victories in recent years relating to the legal rights of its members. However, one largely overlooked subset of the LGBT community that still needs much attention is the elderly. Many LGBT seniors, after spending their lives fighting for Civil Rights, and living out and proud in the community, describe the process of searching for elder care as a feeling like they are being shoved back into the closet that they spent most of their lives escaping...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Opening Arguments

Opening arguments are arguably the most important part of your case. In this CLE program, learn case framing techniques to maximize the effectiveness of your opening argument. Specifically, Jaime Koziol Delaney will explain the case framing technique that involves the following elements: Risks Rules Right Way What Happened Here (Wrong Way) Harms/Losses Attacking Defense excuses Damages Jaime will use a case example to explain how she recently used the above model in a medic...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Commercial Arbitration Clauses for Business Lawyers

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Alternative Investments and Current Issues

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Compliance Effective Practices for Institutional Firms

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations of institutional firms, and issues that result in a cautionary letter. Industry practitioners discuss their experience during examinations and taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common examination deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and how to create effe...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Detecting, Preventing and Investigating Fraud and Misappropriation

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Effective Processes for Suspicious Activity Monitoring and Investigations

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enforcement Initiatives, Developments and Priorities

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Implementing a Risk-Based Program and Identifying Red Flags

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Market Regulation Priorities: Detecting and Preventing Misconduct

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Suitability, Supervision and Surveillance

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Working Together to Protect Senior Investors

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Nailing the 30 Min Consultation

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Pursuing FDCPA Violations

This CLE course will discuss the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a consumer credit protection act that aims to promote fairness in the collection of debts. Commonly referred to as FDCPA, these violations are more prevalent then you think. By listening to your clients and educating them on the violations, you can uncover another way to protect them while providing additional revenue for your practice. We will detail a streamlined process that has proven success in going after these violations...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Law of Bank Payments

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Advanced Planning with Trusts

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Police Misconduct: Recent Developments under Section 1983

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Trial Strategy: How to Ask Questions

Lawyers are too focused on what the answer is without focusing on the question. This CLE lecture focuses on the question. The question about what is your case about and the particular questions we should be asking of witnesses. The lecture also addresses direct examination, cross examination, and declaring a witness hostile.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Ethical Considerations: Retainers and Disclaimers in Cannabis Law

This CLE course covers the emerging principles in the ethical representation of clients in cannabis related matters. Ms. Burke starts with a broad overview of laws and ethical rules that govern attorneys at both the federal and state level. She then narrows her focus onto specific aspects of the ABA, as well as New York’s recent guidance on attorney ethics as it relates to cannabis. Ms. Burke shares scenarios highlighting the difference between giving business advice and giving legal advise an...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Follow the Money: Legal Pitfalls of Investing in Cannabis

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Owners’ Agreements for Start-Ups and Relatively New Companies

Every corporation or limited liability company with more than one owner should have a written agreement that, at the very least, sets forth the agreed terms respecting governance of the company. The most obvious of these are the pre-agreed terms as to how managerial decisions will be made and by whom. Many of these agreements also include buy-sell terms, i.e. terms that apply when an owner suffers a “Buy-Sell Event” such as death, disability, retirement, loss of license, etc. This CLE p...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Insurance Implications for Cannabis Lawyers

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction to Cannabis Law and Medical Programs

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Litigation Strategies for Ending Prohibition

This CLE course begins with a historical overview of cannabis law in the United States, starting as far back as 1900 and bringing us to the present day – while highlighting key points along the way that shaped policy, perception, and laws regarding marijuana. Mr. Holland discusses and explains the different claims that have been made in attempt to reclassify cannabis including very recent, and somewhat confusing, judicial decisions. With an eye on the future, Mr. Holland shares his opinion abo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Marijuana Matters in the Workplace: Cannabis & Employment Law

This CLE course begins with an overview of marijuana use statistics as they relate to the workplace. Ms. Gluck focuses the discussion on the employer challenges that come with contradictions and overlapping rules regarding federal and state employment protections. Finally, Ms. Gluck shares insight regarding employer obligations to accommodate and provide leave for medical marijuana use, as well as best practices for employment policies.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Overview of Adult Use Legislation in New York & New Jersey

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Protecting Your Cannabis Intellectual Property

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Realities of Regulation: Regulating Adult Use After Legalization

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

International Taxation: A Primer for Business and Immigration Lawyers

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Deposition Whisperer: How to be the Alpha and Control the Room

This CLE program will assist attorneys in honing their deposition skills so as to better control witnesses and their adversary(s), while making their own client more comfortable. By sharing proven strategies, the program will provide an insight into how seasoned litigators and successful trial lawyers conduct depositions. The program further aims to help attorneys capitalize on opportunities often wasted in discovery, and in the process, maximize their chances of success in overall sc...

General Credits
2
Price$100

So Your Commercial Borrower Is In Default? Protecting your Security Interest

Banks, commercial lenders, private investors and loan holders are confronted with a number of important decisions when business owners default on their loan obligations and/or fall behind on their mortgage payments for their commercial property. New Jersey has seen an influx of foreclosures over the recent years. One way that lenders can protect their security interests in their respective properties is by instituting foreclosure proceedings to recover the properties at issue and engage in var...

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Defending The Notorious: A View From the Trenches

Along with the public’s fascination with notorious figures is their fascination with the attorneys who represent them. How can they represent such nefarious individuals? Why would they try to keep them from paying for their crimes? Foremost attorneys Ben Brafman, John Lauro and Jeffrey Schwartz take up this question and others in this riveting CLE course on the defense of notorious characters. The course will explain how an attorney builds a relationship with such a figure, how to design a str...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Breaking Up the Home Without Losing the House: Intersection of Foreclosure and Divorce

It took two people to get the house, now that they are breaking up, how does one of them keep it? How do you keep one from sabotaging the other? What happens when one has to decide between the kids and the mortgage? All too often a foreclosure case involves a divorce, or a divorce involves a foreclosure. Major changes to divorce law took effect on January 1, 2018, and additional changes to child support that took effect on July 1, 2017. More of these changes are relevant to a foreclosu...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Mandatory Reporting of Child and Elder Abuse Under Oregon Law

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Franchise Law: Representing Franchisees from Courtship to Divorce

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Get Smart: Ethical Boundaries vis a vis Case Investigations and Evidence Collection in the Digital World

With ever-changing and expanding social media, it is important for attorneys to understand the ethical boundaries in case investigations and when collecting evidence. This CLE will review various issues of relevance, including wiretap laws, pretexting, social media subpoenas and third-party discovery, traditional investigations, and ethical considerations for attorneys and law firms.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Writing 101: Writing for Young Lawyers

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating the Purchase and Sale of a Financial Advisory Practice

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Jersey Will Drafting Basics

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Self-Settled Trusts After Wacker

The Supreme Court of Alaska just held that Alaska could not require that proceedings relating to the transfer of assets to an Alaska self-settled trust be before an Alaska court. The Court did not invalidate self-settled trusts created in that state as some commentators have suggested. The viability of Alaska (and other state) self-settled trusts shielding trust assets from the claims of the grantor’s creditors was not disturbed. This CLE program will explain why, with such high tempo...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Advertising Law in the United States and Around the Globe

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Mindfulness and the Practice of Law

This CLE program is presented by psychologist Amanda Schwait, Ph.D., and Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators Carl Schwait and Renée Thompson, who are former trial attorneys. The program will define what mindfulness can mean to a law practice. Attendees will be given an understanding of its emotional, psychological and physical benefits, plus tools to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Tips for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

It is important for all lawyers to stay abreast of ethical rules and considerations, but it can be especially tricky for small firm and solo practitioners who are in the trenches with client contact while also juggling firm management, business development, and increasing caseloads. This CLE course will teach practical steps for small firm and solo practitioners to navigate ethical dilemmas and legal malpractice claims through an engaging presentation and hypotheticals based on real life situa...

Ethics Credits
2.75
Price$150

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Smart Contracts: An Introduction

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Planning for Real Estate Owners: Advanced Strategies for Attorneys

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basic Principles of Liability for Personal Injury or Death of Passenger on an International Flight

This CLE program will review the basic principles of liability for personal injury or death of a passenger on an international flight under the Montreal Convention. Christopher B. Kende, Member at Cozen O’Connor, and Adjunct Professor of Transportation and Maritime Law at Brooklyn Law School will provide a chronological overview of the various treaties and private agreements involving international air carrier liability, and will review the requirements for liability, periods during which the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Insurance as a Tax, Financing and Capital Solution

Clients depend on their lawyers for creative solutions to risks they face in their day-to-day business, and to resolve roadblocks that prevent important transactions from closing. In this CLE course, Kenneth R. Pierce discusses the use of specialty insurance products to indemnify clients for potential tax liability, to facilitate the financing of alternative assets, and as a form of balance sheet capital for certain regulated companies. “Reps and warranties” insurance is now a standar...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Removing Gender Bias From Your Speech and Papers

In this CLE program, renowned legal author and homilist, Dov Treiman, uses his seminary education and homiletic background to train attorneys in the practical techniques to edit improperly gender specific writings into gender neutral writing. Eschewing the theoretical, Mr. Treiman makes this a tutorial less why one should and more how one can, while having fun, write papers and learn to speak in ways that are gender neutral, grammatically sound, and easy on the eye and ear.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50
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