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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

Client Intakes: Tips for Effective Sign-Ups

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Change is the Only Constant: Foreclosure Statute of Limitations, Trial Practice, and Covid-19 Procedures

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the fact that New York foreclosures have largely been in a dormant state for over a year, chances are you may have taken your eyes off recent developments. However, newly imposed court procedures, Administrative Orders, and significant case law from the Appellate Divisions and Court of Appeals, have changed how foreclosures will be handled once the moratoriums are fully lifted. This CLE provides foreclosure Plaintiff and Defendant attorneys with import...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Consolidated Audit Trail

Attend this program to hear how to prepare for compliance with the consolidated audit trail. During this session, panelists discuss how to prepare for compliance with the consolidated audit trail (CAT), including, firm obligations, deadlines, and resources. The panel also provides an update on the CAT National Market System (NMS) Plan. After attending this session, you will be able to: Review industry test release updates Discuss upcoming key dates Summarize how to prepare and...

General Credits
0.75
Price$25

Enforcement Developments

This session provides an overview of new developments and trends in Enforcement, including Enforcement priorities. Panelists discuss how a matter finds its way to Enforcement and what happens while in Enforcement. Panelists highlight noteworthy decisions and settlements that illustrate FINRA priorities and provide a view into the process. Panelists also provide guidance on regulatory and compliance practices.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS: Recent Observations and What to Expect

Attend this program to hear how firms are complying with Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and Form CRS (client relationship summary) rules. Join FINRA staff and industry panelists as discuss issues and observations about how firms are complying with the rules. Panelists share what they are seeing during compliance examinations, effective practices, and resources available to help firms comply with future initiatives. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discuss...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
0.75
Price$25

Ethical Considerations in Conducting Investigations

Investigations by lawyers are an essential element of most litigation matters. Ethics rules make it clear what lawyers can say and do and they also outline what investigators can do on the attorney’s behalf. This CLE presentation will provide a strong understanding of the ethical issues involved in conducting investigations. The course will address the following topics: Understanding what investigators can and cannot do Knowing the difference between ethical violations and crimina...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

FINRA’s Examination and Risk Monitoring Program

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Fraud Detection and Prevention

Attend this session to hear about recent and noteworthy fraud cases. This session focuses on recent or noteworthy fraud trends impacting the financial services industry. Panelists highlight emerging trends in financial frauds related to the brokerage industry, provide tips to identify potential “red flags,” and discuss what to do if a fraudulent scheme is suspected. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand emerging trends in this new COVID environment in sec...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Gamification, Social Media, and Digital Communications Perspectives

Attend this session to hear how regulatory experts are evaluating the rapidly changing world of digital communications to capture investors’ attention and influence their behavior. The panel discusses risks and benefits of gamification features on broker-dealers’ apps and websites, and also considers the effects of digital marketing, notifications and alerts, and the increased impact of social media during the pandemic and beyond.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Market Regulation Priorities

Attend this session to hear about market regulation priorities, including current initiatives and rulemaking. This session provides updates on market regulation priorities, including current initiatives and rulemaking. FINRA panelists share thoughts on equities, options, and fixed income compliance programs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand FINRA Market Regulations’ initiatives, priorities, and significant matters Discuss major developments in eq...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Remote Supervision: Compliance Challenges in a Remote Working World

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Privacy Law & Policy: Keeping Clients Out of Regulators’ Crosshairs

In today’s evolving patchwork of privacy laws, every consumer-facing business is under growing compliance pressure as states take aim at consumer issues through general privacy laws like California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and enhanced state data breach laws. This session will provide a general overview of current and emerging federal and state privacy regulations. It will also provide strategies and best practices for identifying potential privacy gaps and advising clients on compliance...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Basics of IRA Taxation & Investment Rules

This CLE course will provide a detailed review of the basic taxation rules of all IRAs, including the Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, and SIMPLE IRA and will also cover the prohibited transaction and unrelated business taxable income rules as they apply to retirement accounts. The course will explore the history of the U.S. retirement system, concept of tax deferral, as well as detail the contribution, distribution, and other related tax rules regarding each specific IRA. The cours...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Employment Agreements: Protection for All Involved

Employment Agreements are agreements that wed the parties, one or both being an individual, over time, sometimes for many years. As such, they are the quintessential personal service contracts, and to work, each side has to believe that such agreements both advance and protect their self interests throughout the time they remain in force. Employment Agreements should include conditions of employment, duties and responsibilities of each party, compensation, benefits, factors triggering...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Every-Day Ethics and Playing By The Rules

This lecture was designed to cover the daily ethical issues I encounter during my representation of clients accused of driving while intoxicated, criminal offenses and vehicle and traffic matters. The ethical issues discussed in this lecture seem to always arise when there are conflicting interests between my client, my license to practice law, the prosecutor, and the Court's obligation to maintain the truth seeking process. I know first-hand it can be a struggle to balance th...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Litigating Successfully: Understanding Commercial Division Rules Adopted by the NY Trial Courts and More

This CLE program will explain what litigators need to know about litigating in New York State Courts under newly issued Court Rules. By Administrative Order, new Uniform Rules of Court for NY Supreme and County Courts have been adopted specifically adding selected Rules of the NYS Commercial Division. The program is presented by an experienced NYS and federal court litigator who will not only identify the new rules so important in representing your clients, but explain how the new r...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Representing Applicants before State Liquor Authorities and the TTB

In this course, Arielle Albert and Keven Danow explain how the “noble experiment” of prohibition resulted in the current three tier system for the manufacture, distribution and sale of beverage alcohol in the United States. They explain the various regulatory schemes adopted by states to address pre-prohibition evils, which include states that took control over the sale of alcohol, states that elected a licensing scheme and states that remained dry or partially dry. Franchise rights are...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Attorney Professionalism and Social Justice: Why We All Should Be Engaged

This seminar is designed to give the practitioner a road map of why and how it is important for all lawyers to engage on social justice issues, given that we are living amidst 3 pandemics: COVID19, Police Brutality and Voter Suppression. As professionals and officers of the Court, our communities rely on us to be leaders and give them guidance especially during a crisis. This engagement may not necessarily occur at the office (even if operating remotely) as many of us are leaders in...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Are they Listening? Electronic Surveillance: The Basics of Wiretap Defense

Are they listening? Yes, law enforcement is often listening to your client’s communications and using them to mount a prosecution against your client with his own words. Understanding the federal electronic surveillance statute is vital to defending both state, which is frequently tailored after the federal statute, and federal electronic surveillance prosecutions. This course provides a basic overview of the federal statute and highlights opportunities to attack electronic surveillanc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Employee Manual: A Key Risk Management, Legal Compliance and HR Management Tool

Every employer has employment policies…some are written…and some are verbal…and some are “understood.” The best practice for the employer is to compile all of these rules in one place…an Employee Manual. This course will explore the ways that a well drafted Employee Manual may help satisfy the three functions that an employer must execute: (1) communicating Human Resources policies; (2) managing the risk of litigation by or on behalf of employees; (3) complying with the abundance of fed...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Key Issues in Presenting Expert Testimony in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Cases

Claims adjusters are typically used in bad faith litigation to opine as to the reasonableness of another claims adjuster 's conduct. Underwriters are typically experts in coverage litigation providing an opinion on underwriting specific risks and the interpretation and intent of specific policy provisions. Litigators must be careful to avoid pitfalls of using expert witnesses whose credibility might be easily attacked based on previous testimony or due to his or her relationship with a...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Second Most Powerful Civil Statute: A Must Watch for Civil Litigators

New York City's Freelance Isn't Free Act was a first-of-its-kind statute enacted to extend protections for W-2 employees to freelance workers. In doing so, the NYC legislature went above and beyond to deter nonpayment and late payment to freelance workers. The statute has powerful civil remedies including negative presumptions against hiring parties, double damages, attorney's fees and more. Other jurisdictions are following NYC's lead, including New Jersey. Join this must-watch progra...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Estate Planning to Prevent Sudden Wealth Syndrome

Sudden Wealth Syndrome can occur when an heir is given a significant inheritance without time and support to adjust to suddenly being wealthy. The overwhelming pressures of unexpected and/or abrupt fortune can develop into emotional and behavioral afflictions. The result is usually mismanaging and squandering the inheritance. In short, your estate plan may have avoided probate and minimized taxes … but it did not help your clients’ heirs like your client intended. This CLE presentation...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Role of Public Defense in Criminal Justice Reform

In this fascinating CLE, Mr. Hanlon will discuss his decade-long effort to enforce Rules of Professional Responsibility that are in effect throughout the nation for public defenders in the state courts, as well as pending federal legislation that would provide $1.25 billion over a five-year period to fund state and local public defense systems, conditioned upon substantial criminal justice system reform. Included in this presentation will be an analysis of the principles of qualitativ...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Preserving Trial Arguments for Appellate Review

This CLE course stresses the importance of properly preserving trial arguments and objections in order for the appellate courts to consider appellate review. Tracy Frankel alerts course participants to statutes requiring certain objections to be made at specific times, as well as recent case law exemplifying the risks of failing to challenge rulings, court actions, testimony, attorney conduct, judicial conduct, jury instructions, verdict sheets and verdicts at the appropriate time and...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Social Media on Trial: A Modern Tool for a Modern Lawyer

Social media gets a lot of controversy in the legal industry. Some only view it as a way to market their practice, while others have tapped in to more of its potential. This CLE program will guide you how to use social media and the pitfalls that come with using it, research your clients and cases, and efficiently get the latest legal news for your industry. We will talk specific strategies and you will be given resources to utilize in every aspect of practice.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Legal Issues Relating to Artificial Intelligence and Inventions

The CLE presentation begins with an introduction to the law of inventorship in United States patent applications; who qualifies to be named as an inventor, why it matters that inventors are properly named on an application, and what happens when inventors are not named properly. The basics of what constitutes “artificial intelligence” and the sorts of things that artificial intelligences are inventing are touched upon, and then the status of a recent USPTO decision on the acceptabili...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Acquisition Transactions: Helping Your Client Buy the Right Business on the Right Terms

This CLE course takes participants through the process of a lower middle market business acquisition as seen through the eyes of the Buyer's attorney. It covers the nuts and bolts of the transaction process. This Course will provide the essentials of documentation and negotiation of an Asset Purchase Agreement and its terms by legal counsel.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Virtual Civil Jury Trial and Advanced Zoom Techniques: A Guideline for Remote Proceedings

Join this panel as they present a three part lecture outlining the guidelines during remote proceedings. The first part will address advanced Zoom techniques from initiation through bench trial. The second part will discuss the tools need to successfully complete a virtual civil jury trial. Lastly, the panel consisting of Lawyers and a Judge will come together in a group discussion to discuss their recent participation in a virtual civil jury trial.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Biden Administration Environmental Agenda

On his first day in office President Biden ordered many changes to the Trump environmental rules and pledged sweeping changes to the federal environmental and natural resources regulations. These initiatives will cover many areas particularly climate change. We will review the most significant items including climate change, other Clean Air Act initiatives and new directions for Clean Water Act, waste management and Endangered Species Act regulations.

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Developments in Federal and New Jersey Landlord-Tenant Law in the Covid Era

We just passed the one year mark in dealing with the difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s obvious that every area of the law has been hit hard. However, the law is not static and it is constantly moving forward and clearly, one of the areas under great scrutiny is housing and landlord-tenant law. Regardless of what side of the coin you are on (landlord or tenant, commercial or residential), the ground is literally shifting under our feet. The question is which way is it sh...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Beyond Storytelling: Using a Story Lens to Improve Fact Investigation, Case Theory, Evidentiary Arguments & Preservation

As trial lawyers, storytelling is our most powerfully persuasive advocacy tool. Stories connect us to one another, help us to understand events, and solve problems. The instinct to communicate through story is so deeply and universally ingrained in the human condition that it seems encoded in our DNA. Yet we sometimes miss opportunities to communicate persuasively because we get lost in the weeds of facts, evidence and legal issues. Storytelling can be used at every stage of your rep...

General Credits
1
Price$50

25 is the New 18: Protecting Emerging Adult Clients

This CLE presentation will share the innovations in Maryland to protect emerging adult clients. The Maryland Office of the Public Defender has begun a pilot project to create a specialized unit representing “emerging adult” clients. Emerging adult clients are 18-25 years old and are over-represented in our criminal legal system and prisons despite the science indicating they are less culpable, more capable of growth and change, and still maturing neurologically. Recent research shows t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Attorney Relationships and Challenges with Them

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Batson v. Kentucky and the Continuing Challenge of Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

Prosecutors continue to strike people of color in jury selection, resulting in all-white juries even in jurisdictions with diverse populations that include many people of color. Prosecutors give trivial reasons for their strikes, often reading them off lists of “approved race-neutral reasons.” Judges routinely approve the reasons. There is a growing recognition that Batson has completely failed to prevent discrimination. Some states have adopted other approaches to prevent discriminati...

General Credits
1
Price$50

COVID-19 and Due Process

This CLE program will focus on due process issues related to litigating cases during the COVID pandemic. Topics can include issues with jury selection, public access to courts, witness testimony, use of remote/video testimony, speedy trial, and best health practices in offices and in court. The presentation is designed to be modular and specific areas can be expanded or removed based on other presentations.

General Credits
0.75
Price$25

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Writing and Editing Tips

This highly practical presentation is designed to immediately help participants improve the quality of their legal writing. Marilena David-Martin takes us through practices designed to improve the readability, credibility and clarity of written expression by providing tips on how to make good choices on formatting issues, language choices, sequence, and analysis. She also provides great suggestions for improving the quality of the editing process.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Panning for Gold: Making Preliminary Hearings Count

Preliminary and other pretrial evidentiary hearings are excellent opportunities to learn more about the prosecution case, test defense legal theories, and lock in the witness’s story. Just because we often lose these hearings on the merits does not mean that they cannot help us. It is important to think about the goals for the hearing, each witness, and each topic that will be covered in the hearing. The goals dictate our strategy and tactics at the hearing, especially our choice of questionin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Long Road Back: Commercial Landlord and Tenant Strategies and Covid-19 Defenses

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related government shutdowns, our landlord-tenant courts will be stretched beyond their limits once they are re-opened and eviction moratoria have fully expired. This CLE provides landlords and tenants with strategies to circumvent court backlogs and discusses how trial courts have addressed impossibility of contract and other relevant Covid-19 defenses. The CLE also provides an update on the commercial eviction moratorium and previews relevant legislat...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Legal Writing: Striving for Clarity

This CLE program (“Striving for Clarity”) will discuss steps to achieve clarity in legal writing. The presenter, Judge Bob Bacharach, will draw on examples from psycholinguistics, oratory, and advocacy to illustrate techniques to enhance clarity in legal writing. The main topics will involve: creating context before detail, using simple language, linking the information in your sentences, and conveying the information in manageable chunks. In discussing the creation of con...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Considerations During a Pandemic

This session will examine a number of ethical issues concerning client representation during the pandemic. The course is designed for both attorneys and investigators and will focus on the particular issues that have arisen as a result of COVID-19 such as virtual meetings, and digital storage of material and information.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Stepping Up: Representing Parents with Minor Children

This session will include a very short video recording and a couple of polls in the chat to encourage reflection and participation. The presenter will introduce practical considerations for increasing advocacy for parents facing incarceration or incarcerated parents in criminal and dependency cases. The primary focus will be on meaningful parent engagement in their defense, with their child(ren), and in court.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Traffic Court Cases: Do’s and Dont’s

Practical advice on how to handle traffic matters in local criminal courts with a focus on some of the most commonly charged offenses. This CLE lecture is for those attorneys who do not typically appear in traffic court but wish to provide competent advice and/or representation. Types of cases include but are not limited to Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Speeding, Use of Portable Electronic Devices and Reckless Driving.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enforcement of Judgments in New Jersey and New York during the COVID Pandemic

Success in every case ultimately comes down to a collection. Obtaining a Judgment is only half the battle. A client who obtains a Judgment in his/her favor whether by default, motion or trial will not be made whole unless steps are taken to ensure the Judgment is paid. Join attorney Jeffrey H. Ward as he discusses mechanisms for collecting Judgments that are entered in the Courts of New Jersey and New York during the COVID pandemic. Mr. Ward begins with a review of how Judgments can be...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Ethically Introduce Yourself to Reporters and Speak About Your Practice, Cases and Other Matters

Did you see your colleague quoted in the news? Why are reporters calling her and not you? The answer could be that reporters call the people they know; they don't call an attorney they have never heard of. Therefore, it is critical to learn how to introduce yourself to the media as a source to comment on a case or the business implications of a new law. When you do get a call from a reporter, do you know where to draw the lines to ensure you follow the Rules of Professional Condu...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

A View from Congress: New Copyright and Trademark Laws

Hidden beneath the headlines of the partisan politics and violence that has engulfed the Capitol, the final days of 2020 saw Congress pass three new copyright and trademark laws that could impact your business: the Trademark Modernization Act, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act, and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act. And a draft bill for reforming the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is circulating in committee. We’ll break down these new laws and explain...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Law Office Succession Planning: Options & Ethical Rules

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

ADA Website Compliance: Is Your Website Lawsuit Proof?

This CLE program will address some of the most critical issues pertinent Website ADA Compliance as stipulated by Section 508 of ADA. It is designed to help members and their clients to understand the significance and effects of increased accessibility and its relationship to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The exponential development of the Internet and data innovation make this an attractive area for those concerned about equal access for all – both the purpose of accessibil...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Homeowners and Condominium Associations: Elections and Dispute Resolutions

This CLE course will review the statutory and documentary sources for how the elections in a condominium and/or homeowners’ association are conducted from nomination through recall. The course will offer a detailed explanation of the process and manner in which elections should be conducted. The course will also discuss the methods for challenging the manner in which elections are conducted or the election outcome. The course will offer a detailed explanation of the process and manner...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What is Special Education Law and is it for Me?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 afford strong federal legal entitlements and protections to school-aged children with disabilities. However, the statutes themselves and the cases which interpret them are complicated, and the process of enforcing these laws complex. Moreover, the field comes with its own benefits and pitfalls. If your clients occasionally have questions in this area and you don't know how to answer the...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

New York State Establishes Post-Mortem Right of Publicity and Other New Protections

On November 30, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed legislation extending New York State protections for the right of publicity. This establishes, for the first time in New York, a right of publicity after death, and also extends protections against the use of digitally created replicas of performers as well as against unauthorized depictions of sexually explicit conduct. In this CLE, we will explore: What has changed (and what remains the same) in New York’s Right of Publicity Law? Who is...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Immigration Court Practice, Litigation, and Procedure

Today's immigration law, deportation and removal defense litigation is rife with pitfalls, hidden and strategic tactics that only a 20 year veteran of the field, through 4 different Presidential administrations both conservative and liberal, can teach you. Attorney Rahul Manchanda of the famed Wall Street law firm Manchanda Law Office PLLC takes you inside the super sub-specialty of Immigration and Deportation Defense Litigation and Trials where your Opposing Counsel is the well-fund...

General Credits
1
Price$50

10 Clauses Fiduciaries Hate

Practitioners who draft trust documents don’t always consider that certain terms or language can make it very hard for the fiduciaries who are trying to enforce the grantor’s wishes. The panel will discuss these clauses and offer some ideas for fixes that can be incorporated into these problem provisions. Trust documents need to be comprehensive and clear. The use of certain terms or confusing language can make it nearly impossible for fiduciaries to enforce a grantor’s wishes. How terms are de...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Selling a Family Business

More and more families are thinking about selling their businesses. Taking this raises issues involving family dynamics as well as tax considerations. Our speakers will discuss best practices for dealing with these issues. Family businesses are notoriously complicated, both from the personal and economic perspective. Today, more and more families are thinking about selling their businesses, raising issues including family upheaval and tax issues that need to be considered. This CLE cou...

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Introduction to Private Investment Funds

An overview of the legal and practical considerations when establishing a private equity fund, real estate fund, or hedge fund. We will review the relevant sections of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “40 Act”), the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”), and the rules promulgated thereunder, including the most commonly used exceptions to registration under the 40 Act and Advisers Act. We will also review relevant provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “33...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Planning for Tangibles

What is tangible property in general and what are the high level challenges when trying to plan for it? This CLE course will offer an overview of tangible property, how it is defined and what it includes and the planning strategies you need to know. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics such as emotional issues, testamentary plan structure, titling considerations and lifetime gifting issues.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Quid Pro Quo for Charitable Gifts

A quid pro quo (QPQ) gift is a payment made partly as a contribution and partly in consideration for goods or services provided to the donor by the charity (for example, a fundraising banquet, when a donor’s payment to when a donor’s payment to a charity exceeds the cost of the meal). Special rules apply regarding deductions for QPQ gifts. Speakers will take you through the requirements so you can keep your clients out of trouble and help them get a charitable deduction.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Fiduciary Responsibility Related to Art Assets

Selling options and issues trustees and executors need to be thinking about, fiduciary responsibility, what type of due diligence do people need to be doing and appraisals and what's changed with Covid-19 and trends fiduciaries should be aware of. The art world is often considered a good place to invest, but like in most areas, knowledge is power. This CLE course will tell you everything you need to know in order to effectively manage fiduciary responsibilities for art investment. Sel...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Handle Appraisals for Donations of Property

Overvaluation of real estate gifts is a big issue with the Internal Revenue Service, and this panel will explain that for real estate, art or other property, it’s important to carefully manage the process of appraisal so as not to create unnecessary issues. For example, appraisers may give a high range thinking they’re doing the donor a favor when actually the appraisal may be too high in today's market. The panel will also discuss how the 30% of adjusted gross income limit on gifts o...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Investment Strategies for Trusts

Investing trust assets requires a trustee to consider and balance several factors to carry out the trust purpose in the best interests of its beneficiaries. They must also comply with legal principles that affect how the assets are to be managed in the absence of specific guidance in the trust documents. For example, the Uniform Prudent Investor Act, which has been adopted by many states, requires trustees to follow certain rules when investing trust assets. Our panelists will review t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Unequal Inheritances: A Final Parental Communication

A common issue for those trying to plan an estate, especially the dispositive provisions of a will or revocable trust, are the dispositive provisions. What are dispositive provisions? How do they impact the planning of a will or revocable trust? Should they be equal or fair? This CLE course will address all of these issues and discuss factors to consider when helping your client with this determination.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anticipated Tax Changes Affecting Estate Planning for This Year and Future Years

The tax world is likely to change (yet again!) and if so, that will have far reaching economic effects. You and your clients need be prepared...not later this year, not later this month, but NOW. Although we cannot know what will be proposed by the Biden Administration, we have plenty to consider. It is likely that Biden administration tax proposals can be enacted under a Budget Reconciliation Act, which cannot be filibustered. This webinar will discuss what the most likely and most consequen...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Intriguing Insurance and Related Issues

This CLE course is a survey of issues that are looming under the headlines, or have in some cases been the source of headlines but are unresolved. Mr. Kornblum will identify various areas in insurance law and related areas that he believes will be important in the future. His focus is on giving you some insight to these areas so you can be on the lookout for cases involving them or similar issues. This is a 'heads up' approach to the Insurance Law Practice.

General Credits
1
Price$50

SECURE Act Update: Where Do We Go from Here?

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE) was passed almost a year ago, and practitioners are still trying to figure out how it affects their clients, how it might impact their strategies and what action to take. This CLE course will offer a brief overview of the new rules and how they are applied and offer tips and tools for effective retirement planning as well as how to help your clients through the process in light of the new laws.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Best Technologies for Practice Development

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Key Federal & State Estate Planning Considerations and Opportunities

An overview of the best estate-planning strategies from a state and trust situs perspective, as well as from a federal standpoint, based on possible upcoming changes in the tax laws. Estate planning strategies vary, but there are some tried and true methods that are valuable to know. This CLE course will provide an overview of the best of those strategies. The course will take both a state and trust situs perspective and will also look at the issues through a federal lens. Future potent...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Financial Planning for Lawyers

While everyone understands the importance of financial planning, most presentations are centered around retirement planning. However, attorneys have other concerns. Right out the gate they are burdened with significant student loan debt. They start to make good money, but are paying more in taxes. As a result, their children are less likely to qualify for financial aid so they have to weigh their own retirement against their kids’ education. Depending on their comp structure, salary may be dis...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cryptocurrency, How to Find and Track it in Divorce Litigation

While spouses hiding assets from divorce court is nothing new, cryptocurrencies are changing the game. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be purchased for cash, held electronically without the help of a third party, and transferred nearly anonymously. This CLE course will start by providing attorneys with a basic understanding of cryptocurrency, how it works, and how it is held by an owner. The course will then provide practical tips on how attorneys and their clients can gather more in...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Developments in Asylum Law

This CLE lecture will discuss recent changes to asylum law and with an emphasis on how they may apply to future Asylum Cases. The first part of the lecture will cover the basic ideas behind asylum, how it has historically existed, and how it will change when new regulations come into effect. The second part of the lecture will look at how this may affect new asylum applicants and especially those from the Middle East.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Covid-19 and Sports 2021: Legal Issues and Future Challenges

COVID-19 has impacted every industry across the world, including sports and entertainment. In addition to the industries themselves, each individual player has been affected. This CLE course will explain the direct issues that have arisen in sports as a result of COVID-19. The course will also address legal issues related to college sports and names, images and likenesses and the 2020 Olympic Athletes Empowerment Act as well as risk management in the field.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Children Aren’t Widgets: Child Custody and Child Support in New York

This CLE course will review child custody and child support case law and statutes in New York. The course will include descriptions of differences between Sole Custody, Joint Custody and Shared Custody. It will also include some negotiation techniques with regards to child custody and child support.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Issues Unique to Litigating Long Term Disability Insurance Claims

This CLE program is designed to explain issues that are frequently encountered in the course of litigating long-term disability insurance claims that are unique to such claims. The program will cover the three main topics that arise frequently in long-term disability insurance litigation – legal issues (such as pre-existing condition exclusions), and medical issues relating to proof requirements, dealing with subjective disabilities, and addressing surveillance and social media. Finally, the p...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ten Critical Legal Issues in Consumer Protection for 2021

This CLE session will identify the most important issues for consumer and corporate attorneys to understand in 2021. The session will provide a general outline of types of consumer laws each state has adopted and how courts interpret those laws. It will also provide a regulatory overview of the enforcement actions that state and federal regulators bring most frequently and how to prepare and defend against them. It will also address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these laws.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Implications of Litigating Against The Mentally Ill

In this Webinar, NACLE’s well known instructor and extremely published legal commentator, Dov Treiman of the Manhattan firm, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., takes you through the ins and outs of your ethical obligations when you realize that your adverse party is suffering from a mental impairment or disease. He discusses both the legal and the practical considerations. Preferring improvisation to straight lecture (but prepared for both), he welcomes your comments and questions, taking full...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Ethics of Criminal Trial Practice

Taking a case to trial is a taxing, stressful, and complicated endeavor for any litigator. But overlying all the legal arguments and factual analysis are ethical considerations that can be just as daunting as the criminal case itself. This CLE course delves into the ethical responsibilities of a litigator at trial. The course will cover various ethical issues that typically come about before and during the jury trial process. The presenter will discuss what et...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

A Musical Playlist for Successful Motion Writing

Motion writing should be as fun and inspired for the drafter; and as compelling for the reader; as music is for the listener. In this program, Tracy Frankel takes you through a musical playlist that corresponds to the many tips, rules and strategies you will need to prepare a persuasive motion. This course will provide standards to live by when making motions of any kind; strategies for the Notice of Motion, Affirmation and Memorandum of Law; helpful tips for the inclusion of exhibits; and st...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Climate Change Solutions

In 2019, New York State enacted a climate change law calling for a significant increase in renewable energy, including 9,000 MW of offshore wind energy. Offshore wind projects are typically very complex and include the involvement of a multitude of government agencies. New York State currently has three major offshore wind energy projects underway. This CLE course will discuss new climate change laws, various stages of offshore wind energy projects, from the regulatory and permitting...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Coronavirus and Your Mental Health: A Lawyer’s Guide to Coping with Isolation, Anxiety and Fear in Uncertain Times

We know that you have been bombarded with messages about the Coronavirus over the last few months, whether that be on television, social media, or in your community networks. At uncertain times like this, anxiety, stress, fear, and negative thoughts can easily take control. You may be worried about being in crowds, your loved ones, your seniors, your office, your clients, your finances, or how to manage a quarantine. Moreover, recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase i...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Litigation Risk & Reality in Construction

An overview of key topics that relate to best practices in Construction claims avoidance and Dispute resolution. This CLE Presentation will include an understanding of how the various contract delivery systems and typical construction contract provisions affect the type and likelihood of claims. This presentation will address how management and timely resolution of change orders and disputes can impact the overall cost and time of performance, and the importance of proper project rec...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Challenging the Breath Test in a DWI Case: From Discovery to Cross-Examination

This CLE program is designed for attorneys who handle DWI cases in New York and are looking for ways to challenge the breath test. I will break down the discovery material provided by the District Attorney’s Office in order to use it to your advantage. In addition, we will focus on cross-examining the breath test operator to show potential issues with the chemical test. Finally, this program will provide an overview of defenses used to challenge the test result and explain when an expert wi...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Third Annual Litigation Ethics Summit

Applying ethics rules during litigation is hard in normal times. Applying ethics rules in times of upheaval and downward pressure on fees is even harder. How has work-from-home increased compliance risk? How should we handle aggressive opposing counsel? Where’s the line between lying and puffery in settlement discussions? How can firms and clients ethically deploy litigation funding sources in a down economy? To understand your obligations and manage these and other risks you need to keep up w...

Ethics Credits
3
Price$150

Dram Shop, The Toxicology and the Law

Attorneys may regularly encounter criminal cases involving alcohol, such as DUI cases. But what about civil personal injury cases where alcohol is involved? One such example is the dram shop case. A driver who is intoxicated following the use of alcohol may or may not have been visibly intoxicated while served at an establishment. If an injury occurs, was it a result of that patron being overserved? Was the patron underage? Dram shop statutes will vary from state to state; however, there are s...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How to Try Section 1983 Lawsuits Against Police for Fabrication of Evidence in Reports, Affidavits, and Testimony

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about the weather.” -- Mark Twain Twain’s quip could equally apply to the epidemic of police lying swamping the nation. The epidemic taints criminal proceedings, conceals police misconduct, and reduces public respect for law enforcement and Law. Many attorneys have witnessed police telling outrageous whoppers, and few have seen them called to account. False police reports and “testilying” are effectively tolerated in the nation’s...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Jury Selection In Civil Cases: What You Need To Know

Never underestimate the importance of jury selection. Your opening remarks to a jury panel are usually the first words the jury hears concerning the facts of the case. We all know the importance of first impressions. Jurors begin forming impressions of the case from the first moment of the selection process. Attorneys who approach jury selection as rote, redundant, boring, and an obligatory procedure are not serving their clients well. Focused, sharp attention must be paid to questi...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Business Purchase Agreements: Drill Down Deep Into The Three Main Purchase Agreement Types

This CLE program will explore the three types of main purchase agreements that a business attorney needs to prepare or review in connection with the purchase or sale of all business assets, some business assets, or an ownership interest in a business. The three types are: (1) Asset Purchase Agreements; (2) Membership Interest Purchase Agreements and (3) Stock Purchase Agreements. In this program we will examine in great depth the following agreements from three transactions handled by the pres...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Litigation Strategies and Pitfalls

This CLE is meant to give the beginner a brief overview of the civil litigation process paying particular attention to the best practices strategies and potential pitfalls that young attorneys may find themselves in during the first years of their career. It is also a great course for the veteran litigator who just needs to brush up on the basics. It is not meant to be a comprehensive nose dive into areas of complex litigation even though some of the examples used relate to that practice area....

General Credits
2
Price$100

Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Law for Criminal Defense Attorneys

Representing noncitizen clients in criminal court complicates matters. New lingo, new malpractice traps, half-stories, added stress. Cut to the quick and hear from a trusted source, an immigration lawyer who also practices criminal law. Build from the basics and know when to seek help. This CLE course is designed for the working criminal defense attorney,

General Credits
1
Price$50

Effective Legal Writing for the Attorney Practitioner

This advanced legal writing CLE course will focus on drafting pleadings using Conclusion, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion (CRAC), a variation of Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion (IRAC). The emphasis is on sound and effective writing in practice. The instructor provides key points about grammar, motions, briefs, legal memoranda, and correspondence. Participants will review these principles at work in sample documents.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

What Happens When Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Under State Law Meets Patent Rights

Psychedelic law reform under local law began in May 2019 when Denver voters decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms. The reform movement has spread quickly across the United States, generating both headlines and conflict between pharmaceutical companies seeking FDA-approval of psychedelic drugs and activists opposed to commercialization. In November 2020 Oregon voters legalized psilocybin-assisted therapy in clinics using products manufactured under state licenses. What patent protections...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Wonderful World of Oz: Effective Strategies for Virtual Litigation

This CLE course will address the legal, practical and ethical challenges raised when parties, lawyers and judges or neutrals are proceeding remotely. It will discuss the trends for online depositions, hearings, trials, arbitrations and mediations, the most common problems litigants are facing and practical solutions for tackling those challenges. The program will also address some of the ethical issues the participants face as to preserving attorney-client privilege, assuring that co...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Copyright, Fair Use, and Looking Toward 2021

This CLE program will introduce viewers to the basics of copyright law and to the affirmative, and often judicially expanding, defense of “fair use.” The instructor will explain the significance of Google v. Oracle, which was recently been argued before the Supreme Court, and its potential impact on the judicial interpretation of what constitutes “fair use”. Some recent copyright regulations, such as one permitting for group registration of short online works, and pending legislation will als...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Visionary Churches: Using the RFR Act to Protect the Rights of Churches Under the FCS Act

In 2006, the United States Supreme Court opened the door to psychedelic religious ceremonies by holding that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) prohibited the DEA from seizing a hallucinogenic tea from a Brazilian church, even though it contained DMT, a Schedule I substance made unlawful under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). In 2009, a second Brazlian church obtained a similar ruling from an Oregon District Court. These rulings have fed the widespread perception th...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Overview of New York No Fault Claims and Litigation from a Defense Attorney Perspective

No Fault Litigation from a defense attorney perspective, starts with an overview of the No Fault System, and who is eligible for New York State No Fault benefits. The definition of who is an eligible injured party and when claims must be paid and/or denied. This CLE course will also cover the defenses to No Fault claims, claims processing, and the recommended tactics for defending denied No Fault claims.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

A Crash Course in Probabilistic Genotyping

This course was prepared in conjunction with the National Association for Public Defense. By viewing this CLE by I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor nor viewing this course with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused. I further affirm that I am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights affo...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Basics of Social Security Disability Practice What Should You Expect

This CLE course is designed for attorneys who are considering adding Social Security disability claimant representation to their practices. Presented by Jonathan Ginsberg, an experienced disability lawyer with over 25 years’ experience representing disability applicants, you will learn how to identify cases with the highest likelihood of success, cases to avoid, the three theories of disability that apply in every case and the time line for a typical case. Jonathan will discuss recent...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

DNA Dystopia: Privacy Rights in the Age of Genetic Surveillance

This course was prepared in conjunction with the National Association for Public Defense. By viewing this CLE by I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor nor viewing this course with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused. I further affirm that I am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights affo...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

International Protection of Trademarks

Trademarks are among a company’s most important assets in our tech driven global economy. Current technology enables new start-ups to market their products and services virtually overnight to customers in foreign countries. The challenge is how to cost effectively ensure that a client’s trademarks are protected abroad, even before sales have been made. With the exception of the United States and the Philippines, the right to exclusive use of a trademark is created by obtaining nation...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Veterans in Criminal Court

This course was prepared in conjunction with the National Association for Public Defense. By viewing this CLE by I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor nor viewing this course with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused. I further affirm that I am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights affo...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Business Uses of Life Insurance

This CLE course consists of an overview of Life Insurance. The following topics will be discussed: Insurable Interest; Term versus Permanent; Common Riders; Underwriting; and Types of Insurance Companies. Then we go into the Uses: Buy-Sell Agreement; Key Person; Group Whole Life; Executive Bonus Plan; Retirement Plan; whole Life Insurance as a Business Asset.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Whistleblower Litigation: Tips for Avoiding Traps for the Unwary

After a general reintroduction to the whistleblowing laws, this webinar will provide an in depth discussion of some of the “traps” for the unwary. If you are dipping you toe into representing whistleblowers this webinar could save you some heartache. The CLE discussion will include issues related to bankruptcy, divorce, severance agreements, public disclosure issues and FOIA requests, counterclaims, managing parallel employment litigation, co-relator issues, and more.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Florida DWI Case Law Updates

This CLE Presentation will address current updates for Florida DUI Law for the past 12 months. It spans the spectrum of Florida courts from the Supreme Court all the way down to the various County Court decisions. Any criminal defense lawyer in Florida who wants to be up on the most current decisions for DUI needs to take this course.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Neuro Anatomy for Lawyers

The law and anatomy are considered by some to be equally complex. Yet, client representation in a variety of cases often requires lawyers to understand anatomy, physiology and injuries in relation to the law. This CLE course is specific to musculoskeletal and neuroanatomy. The purpose of this webinar is to provide lawyers with an understanding of these anatomical regions, as well as positioning and expert witness testimony. Key Topics: Cases where medical expert use is required; Expert...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Suing the Police: The Law of Police Misconduct

Police misconduct and police reform are at the forefront of the national conversation. This CLE course provides a comprehensive two-hour overview of federal civil rights litigation involving the police. For attorneys and concerned citizens new to this area of law, it explains the constitutional standards governing the police and the opportunities and challenges of achieving accountability through the civil justice system. For attorneys who practice in related areas, such as criminal...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Role of the Court Evaluator: How to Distinguish Yourself and Properly Protect an AIP

The CLE lecture will provide pertinent information to anyone wishing to serve on the Part 36 list, as a Court Evaluator, on how to properly perform your duties serving in such a role. The lecture will describe how to protect the interests of the Alleged Incapacitated Individual and how to assist in resolutions. The course will further give you tips on what the Court is looking for during the course of your investigation and how to adequately provide said information to the Court.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What You Need to Know and Do to Try a Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Case

It is essential in trying a chronic traumatic encephalopathy case to attain knowledge of relevant neural science, neurology, neuroimaging and neuropsychology for direct examination of medical experts and, even more importantly, for cross examination by the utilization of generally accepted medical literature. Relevant literature is referred to regarding medical issues relating to CTE. The applicability of the Federal Rules of Evidence with regard to expert witnesses is also analyzed and discus...

General Credits
8
Price$280

Appealing to the Board of Immigration Appeals

This CLE course covers the nuts and bolts of how to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), standards of review, brief-writing tips and motions to the Board. Learning Objective: The Attorney General and the BIA have made it increasingly difficult to prevail in immigration court. It is extremely important to create a proper record for appeal, competently lodge appeals and capably compose appellate briefs to the BIA. After taking this course, you will understand the basics of...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cryptocurrency Primer: What They Are, How They Work, Their History, and Their Future

This CLE program will help you better understand cryptocurrency and the history behind such currency. Marshal Shichtman will discuss in layman’s terms, how virtual currency works, what it is, the legal and regulatory issues involved in digital tokens, how they are made, how they trade, governmental classifications, and the future of cryptocurrencies.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Horsesense and Nonsense: Why Equine Law is Not That Simple

Avery S. Chapman, founding Chair of The Florida Law Equine Law Committee, will share common and often unusual intersections of Law and Horses. The unique nuances of the equine industry often lead attorneys into unwary traps when counsel believes they can quickly become proficient in this area of law. This CLE presentation will address Equine Law issues, providing strategies and solutions(TM) concerning horses, equine business concerns and selected related real estate issues. This cou...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Inclusionary & Affordable Housing: What Do They Mean & Why They are Important in Today’s Economic & Political Climate

Inclusionary housing is a type of municipal policy that requires a certain number or percentage of units in new market-rate developments to be affordable for lower-income residents (i.e., the units must cost below market-rate) in order to increase the supply of affordable housing and to increase economic diversity in desirable neighborhoods. The definition of affordable housing varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but the broad consensus is that affordable housing is housing that...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Avoiding and Responding to State Bar Inquiries

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

Overview of Parliamentary Law and Procedure

Attorneys serving as general counsels or as municipal attorneys are often required by the organization’s governing documents or statues to serve as parliamentarian at regular and annual meetings of their organizations. This course will present the basic rules and guidance for serving in this capacity. The parliamentary authority most cited is of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised (12th Edition); however, other standard authorities are mentioned where appropriate. The course includes f...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

More Than Just Force Majeure: The Legal Aspects of Sports During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic

This CLE course will provide a broad overview of the significant legal aspects of sports business affected both during and in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, analyzing legal, contractual, risk and economic challenges faced by principally North American sports leagues, teams, unions, and players and contracts. The course will begin its focus on how the Covid-19 pandemic affected sports- looking at the different approaches leagues and governing entities have taken in postponing games an...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Basics in Transitioning The Family Owned Business

Business owners work hard to build their companies and to provide for their families and future. After years of struggle, successful family businesses face the further, and often unfamiliar, challenge of transitioning the business to the next generation or to non-family management or employees. “Basics in Transitioning The Family Owned Business” addresses the fundamental questions that practitioners must tackle with family-business clients who are looking to the future of their businesses....

General Credits
1
Price$50

Venture Capital Funds: Formation, Terms, Issues Encountered, and Other Practice Tips for Counsel

The availability of venture capital has given many young companies the financial and advisory support needed help them grow into major corporations, while sparing them from the scrutiny and disclosure requirements demanded in the public markets. Counsel for potential and current portfolio companies would serve their clients well if they are familiar with the inner workings of venture capital funds and the regulatory and other concerns they face. This CLE course will provide an overview...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Compassionate Release: Covid-19 Effects On The Criminal Justice System

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in areas that you might not expect, including that of prison sentences. This CLE course, presented by renowned attorneys Benjamin Brafman and Jeffrey Schwartz, will explain how to move for a reduced prison sentence based on COVID-19. The course will explain the various related provisions and requirements including Reduction in Sentence (RIS), Exhaustion Requirement, and the Extraordinary and Compelling Reasons Requirement. The specifics of a release...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Associate’s Guide to Estate Planning

This program is designed towards providing a solid understanding on the basics of estate planning to attorneys and legal professionals entering the trusts and estates field, attorneys seeking a review of estate planning concepts and those wishing to gain a detailed overview of the field. The course will begin with the discussion of the typical documents that make up a client’s estate plan with an in-depth description of the uses of each of the documents and practical pointers in their draftin...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Future of Cannabis: Navigating a Prosperous Future Amidst Patchwork Regulations and a Pandemic

For years, the cannabis industry -- both marijuana and hemp -- have navigated regulatory uncertainties. Now, with the impacts of the COVID pandemic and a seeming lack of regulatory progress in full force, what does the future hold for the cannabis industry? In this CLE session, we will discuss the past, present and future of the cannabis industry including topics such as pending and anticipated legislative and regulatory measures; restrictions and impacts upon corporate transaction, I...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Gun Free School Zones Act vs Federal Preemption

The Gun Free School Zones Act course will discuss Robert Dorf, Esq.'s theory of Federal Preemption by which it is argued that GFSZA preempts and supersedes State Law and especially the Search and Seizure / Stop and Frisk law of the State of New York as compared to Federal Fourth Amendment law as set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States. The course discusses current / proposed weapons detection and warnings technologies available or being developed to protect public, private and par...

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Primer of Florida Defamation Law: Issues and Pitfalls

To assist attorneys in learning the main nuances of Florida Defamation Law with a focus on identifying viable cases, value of cases and extent of work needed to overcome litigation issues that are unique to Defamation cases with a focus on Florida Law. Participants will learn about the elements of defamation, the defenses, including statute of limitations and the special media defendant as well as a contemporary case law status as to how Courts are determining the interplay between first amend...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basics of Personal Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy filings are rising across the country and expected to surge as a result of the economic damage caused by COVID-19. Be prepared to assist clients with overwhelming debt. Basics of Personal Bankruptcy explores the basics of personal bankruptcy law including determining client’s eligibility to file, an overview of the bankruptcy code chapters, exemptions, the liquidation process, and preparing the petition. Principles: I. Determine client’s eligibility to file II. Understand th...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Purchase Or Sale Of A Business, Or Part Of A Business: Documents Boot Camp

This CLE program will drill down into the many documents that an attorney often needs to prepare or review in connection with the purchase or sale of an entire business or of an ownership interest in a business. This will include the main documents which are usually one of: (1) Asset Purchase Agreements, (2) Stock Purchase Agreements or (3) Membership Interest Purchase Agreements and the circumstance when each type of main Agreement will be employed. We will also explore the many “side...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Criminal Defense Strategies: How Former Prosecutors Use Mitigation Information to Defend the Accused

This CLE course will provide an overview on how to humanize your criminal defense clients for prosecutors and the Court. First, we will cover how to obtain and use mitigation information early in the case to help negotiate or advocate for your clients with prosecutors. Next, we will cover the use of mitigating factors and mitigating information to present to the court at sentencing should your client be convicted or plead guilty. Both strategies are very similar, and the information used can b...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Decide to Thrive: The Case for Lawyer Well-Being

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Police Liability Under Section 1983: Critical Steps for the Trial Lawyer

Whether you are on the plaintiff’s or the defense side, you must engage in critical decision making through the life of a case. Be ready for the challenge. This practical webinar will take you through a high exposure death case and fifteen critical decisions you and your opponent will have to make, including: Case selection for the plaintiff. Discovery issues and expert retention for both sides. Timing and contents for dispositive motions Best time to talk settlement. Pretrial moti...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Advanced Timeshare Law

Advanced Timeshare Law delves deeper into the nuances of this unique area of law. In this course we will provide more practical aspects and guidance on this field. Timeshare law is incredibly unique and the approach to problem resolution is handled in a similarly unique manner. A lot of time may be wasted unless protocols and procedures are followed to ensure proper case management. Topics discussed in this CLE presentation are as follows: Resolution of Paid in Full Sale/rent; Tra...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Cybersecurity During a Pandemic

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction To Timeshare Law

Introduction to Timeshare Law delves into the nuances of this unique area of law. In this CLE course we will initiate dialog into the issues and concepts that govern this area of law. Practical guidelines will be addressed that focus upon the issues in this field. In this CLE Presentation you will learn about the three common types of timeshares,; which are the Points system, Floating week, and Fixed week. Timeshare law is incredibly unique and the approach to problem resolution is...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How Microaggressions Can Dismantle an Organization’s Professional Development & Diversity & Inclusion Goals

The random comments that we make, the pronouns that we use, the jokes that we share, and the assumptions that we “innocently” state are slowly and cumulatively making our co-workers and clients very uncomfortable. Moreover, this behavior is likely causing professional development, economic, and reputational harm as injured parties silently leave our organizations. This dynamic CLE session utilizes social science, and current events to provide participants with a greater awareness of i...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Rogue Officers, Police Reform and Hot Topics Under Section 1983

“Police Misconduct” is the sizzling hot topic of the day. Whether you sue or defend law enforcement, or want to add a new practice area, you need to be up-to-the-minute. This course will get you covered in the latest in law enforcement liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. From the newest Supreme Court cases to national trends in use of deadly force; qualified immunity for individual officers; municipal liability for failures in hiring, training, supervision and discipline; First Amendme...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Handling New Jersey Landlord-Tenant Matters In The COVID Era

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic many areas of the law have been hard hit however, few have been hit harder than landlord-tenant law which has suddenly become a national topic of conversation with rapidly changing laws and national/state moratoriums being put in place. In this course, we will explore the basic concepts of New Jersey landlord-tenant law which has always been highly regulated however, in the COVID era practicing in this area of law has become considerably more diff...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Everything You Need to Know About DUIs/Serious Traffic Offenses and How They Effect a Client’s Illinois Driver’s License

This CLE course will guide you through the maze of issues and problems that result from your client’s DUIs and/or other serious driving offenses and the effect it has on your client’s Illinois Driver’s License (DL). Illinois is one of the more difficult states when it comes to these issues. It is not only difficult to figure out what exactly will happen with your client’s Illinois DL after a DUI or serious traffic offense but what to do to help them regain their driving privileges....

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Basics of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Estate Planning

On January 3, 2009, the Bitcoin network came into existence. Since then Bitcoin, and other internet currencies have grown in popularity and credibility. Cryptocurrencies can provide a secure and universal form of payment. They can be stored digitally and can operate without the use of a middleman or bank. This CLE Lecture will cover the basics of cryptocurrency, how the Blockchain works, and how Cryptocurrencies can fit into your Estate plan.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mortgages and Foreclosures in New York State

The financial shock from the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the housing security of millions of Americans, prompting federal, state, and local judiciaries to move quickly to ward off foreclosures. This CLE presentation will discuss how COVID-19 has affected mortgages and foreclosures in New York State and the actions that can be taken to preserve a borrower’s home. This presentation will cover: federal foreclosure moratoriums and forbearance of mortgage payments under the Coronavirus Aid...

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Trial Attorney's Strategy on How to Convince a Jury

This CLE lecture is prepared to assist the trial attorney in how to convince jurors that they should vote in favor of his/her client. It will provide you with “approaches”; “techniques”; and “lines” that you can utilize to aid you in winning your case; how to cross examine a witness in such a way so as to lead the witness to believe that his response is bad for your case when, in fact, it is helpful. This presentation will show how to appeal to the juror’s sentiments, by the use o...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

This fun interactive 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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Trial Preparation Skills: Personal Injury Cases

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Defending Construction Claims in the Workers’ Compensation Arena: The Nuts and Bolts

Construction claims can be more complicated than they appear. This CLE course will explain how to defend construction claims and presents the basic legal principles with a sharp focus on practical litigation tips to put the odds in your favor. The course will address: Coverage issues Accidental vs. occupational claims Disablement dates Contraction dates §44 apportionment §56 liability And more…

General Credits
1
Price$50

Effective Appellate Advocacy

To be an effective Appellate Advocate, Attorneys must not only be able to navigate the changing rules of the appellate courts, but must also think strategically and communicate persuasively. This CLE course will reframe the role of the Appellate Advocate as a Partner to handling Attorneys. This presentation will provide strategies for evaluating potential appeals, writing appeals and arguing before the Appellate courts.

General Credits
1
Price$50

ADA and Psychiatric Disabilities

More and more employees in your workforce have psychiatric disabilities. What are the rules for dealing with such employees and when can you discipline them for violation of your work rules. What types of reasonable accommodations do you have to provide to them and what are some of the requests that can trip you up? When can you terminate an employee with psychiatric disabilities because they are a "direct threat to themselves or others" and when do you have to continue their employment? Atten...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Alphabet Soup of Employment Laws

FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and GINA. Learn how to avoid Employment Law liability under each of these statutes. Find out how each of these laws interacts with the others to ensure that your company is in full Employment Law compliance and adequately protected. Learn how to protect your company and yourself (managers can be held personally liable under most state fair Employment Laws, for example under New York States Human Rights Law). This Employment Law seminar will review the life cycle of Emp...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Be Prepared! A Survey of Trial Preparation for Lawyers

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know to Keep the Workplace Safe

The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. Employers need to prepare and understand how to protect employees, clients, customers today. This informative webinar will provide in-depth information on what employers can do now to prepare for the novel coronavirus as well as what types of leave and other resources employers should be offering to their employees. Can an employee take FMLA leave? What about paid FMLA under the Families First Coronavir...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Advanced Strategies for Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies

Do you have advanced tools for negotiating a personal injury settlement with an Insurance company? Explore tested strategies from experienced practitioners in this comprehensive legal guide. In this CLE Presentation, you will learn how to craft a powerful demand letter, recognize bad faith and more. Set the tone for the negotiations from the start: find the most productive balance between hardball tactics and building a relationship with the Insurance Company. The Course Objectives that w...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Employee Handbook Do’s and Don’ts

Employee Handbooks are essential for employers in today's litigious environment. They are the number one most important tool that an employer can have to protect itself from future liability. However, there are important mistakes that employers can make that wreak havoc for employers. Learn what policies must be in your employee handbooks as well as phrases and terms that you should never use in an Employee Handbook. This informative CLE program will outline for you the do's and don'ts o...

General Credits
1
Price$50

CA Athlete Agency Law: Part II

Welcome to CA Agency Law, Part II. To recap, Part I was an overview of federal, state and NCAA regulations that apply to sports agents. We also reviewed current sports agency trends. In Part II, we’ll now focus on CA Agency Law specifics - definitions, disclosures, representation of pro athletes, contract requirements, “Name, Image & Likeness” changes, protection of college athletes & universities, and civil & criminal penalties for bad acts. We’ll also introduce NFL agency requirements...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Common Mistakes Lawyers Make with Clients and How to Avoid Them

Many lawyers may not fully understand the Bar rules and ethical considerations regarding client representation and make ethical mistakes regarding whether to take on a client representation, continue the representation, and terminating the representation (and everything in between). This CLE course will address some very important ethical considerations to help lawyers avoid making mistakes with clients.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Rise of the Media Giants: How the Laws and Technology Shaped Today’s Media

This CLE course is about the laws that shaped electronic media ultimately resulting in the media giants we have today. It’s a story of competing media industry forces capitalizing on the amazing advancements in technology and how laws have aided, but also capped, the ability to grow. We will cover the development of the radio and television industries, the 1934 Communications Act and early regulation of electronic communications, the emergence of cable from just retransmitting signals to bec...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

SPAC IPOs: Hotter Than Ever and How They Work With Forms

A Practitioner’s Guide to the formation, filing and public offering of the securities of a Special Purpose Acquisition Company(SPAC), with forms. This CLE course provides insights, examples and explanations of the public offering process. The course is suitable for all attorneys who represent business entities of any kind. Dan Brecher is a nationally known, widely published securities attorney who has been lead counsel in hundreds of public and private offerings, including SPACs....

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Tips and Pointers for Reviewing Contracts

This CLE course provides a basic overview of contract review. Often times, the most critical clauses are omitted from contracts because of oversight, sloppiness or simple ignorance of their existence. This course will discuss those basic clauses, teach you how to use them and provide sample language that you may want to incorporate into your own contracts.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Tax Deeds: What Are They, How Can I Make Them Marketable, And What If They Need To Be Undone?

The purpose of this CLE course is to 1) introduce the viewer to the origin of Tax Deeds, 2) to teach the viewer to distinguish between Tax Deeds and other types of deeds, 3) to highlight challenges to quieting title, a prerequisite to marketability, and 4) to present minimum requirements in undoing a Tax Deed from the point of view of a tax deed purchaser and a prior owner or prior lienholder.

General Credits
2
Price$100

How to Handle a Claim for Veterans Benefits

Veterans and their dependents frequently find themselves without full benefits from the Department of Affairs, benefits which are mandated by federal laws and court cases. The only way for Veterans and their dependents to navigate this process is to obtain the assistance of a qualified attorney who is fully versed in the subject matter of Veterans Laws. This CLE course will provide the introductory basics that will enable you to provide effective legal representation to our Nation’s...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Nobody is Above the Law: Criminal Procedures Regarding Interrogation, Admissions, and Concession

“Nobody Is Above the Law” is a review of the laws regarding the admissibility of a defendant’s statements in a criminal trial. This CLE lecture reviews the constitutional rights relevant to this subject matter, specifically, the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments. It will also explain Texas law regarding the admissibility of a defendant’s confession and the differences between Texas law and Federal Law in this area.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Fundamental Issues of Traffic Stops

This CLE course will use search and seizure models so attorneys, who are unfamiliar in the 4th Amendment, can easily understand the fundamentals of the traffic stops. The class is separated into issues related to the officers' powers over occupants and occupants' rights. The second part focuses primarily on search doctrines related to the search of the vehicle itself.

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

How to Start and Build out a Law Practice

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Is a Contract Worth the Paper It’s Written On? Maximizing Protections by Drafting Great Contract Provisions

This CLE seminar helps the advanced lawyer identify and improve critical contract provisions in contracts. While this seminar utilizes the example of a Purchase and Sale Agreement, many of the contract provisions are capable of utilization in almost any contract. In this session, we discuss pre-contract negotiations (Nondisclosure Agreements or “NDAs,” Letters of Intent or “LOIs,” Term Sheets, etc.), and the common terms found in them, which terms necessarily overlap into the actual...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

COVID-19 & the Legal Community: How COVID-19 Has Pivoted the Focus of Lawyers & the Political Structure in the US

This CLE presentation focuses on the impact of Covid-19 on lawyers and legal practitioners. Covid-19 is a pandemic that has already infected roughly 4,802,491 people in the United States as of August 6, 2020, and claimed the lives of 157,631 people. This pandemic has created an unprecedented impact on lawyers and law practices, ranging from income, case prosecution, and networking to client reactions. During these uncertain times, we are currently fighting three pandemics: 1) Covid-19;...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Green Cards, Visas, & Naturalization During Covid-19 - Oh, My!

This CLE Presentation provides an overview of the employment-based green card and visa categories as well as the recent Executive Orders issued by President Trump. Topics covered in-depth include EB-1, EB-2 NIW and PERM-based green cards. Topics touched upon include employment-based visas which are not affected by the Executive Orders, including E, O, P, R, TN and certain J-1 visas, as those visas may be used in lieu of the prohibited green cards and visas while the Executive Orders are enfo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Essential Strategies for Navigating Clients through Cannabis & Real Estate

In this CLE presentation we will address the current state of cannabis and the impacts of COVID with a specific lens on California. The CLE presentation will discuss the current and future temperament of local jurisdictions to permit cannabis businesses and the direct impact on real estate. How to best advise potential tenant and landlord clients with respect to lease provisions, ownership/financial interest amongst other key provisions. The panelists will discuss proposed enforcement legis...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Rethinking Harm in Personal Injury and Negligence Cases: Using Psychosocial Evaluations to Uncover Harm

Many attorneys, particularly in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice, struggle to understand the injury their clients have suffered. In this course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver provides for the lawyer a useful and humanistic tool to better conceptualize and understand the harms that the client has suffered, such that the lawyer in question can advocate for the client in a more informed and holistic manner with a consideration for a broad range of harms that requir...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Complex Homicide Prosecution: A Case Study of the Trial of Ted Bundy’s Last Murder

This CLE presentation traces Bundy’s criminal activity from his jail break in Colorado to his arrest in Florida. It describes the investigation of his last murder, and gives a step-by-step account of how the prosecution assembled and presented the case. We critique the lawyers’ performances and make suggestions for how to better handle future high-profile murder cases.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75
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