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

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

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Successful Negotiations in Presidential History

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Evaluating and Negotiating Insurance Bad Faith Cases

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Five Critical Developments in Class Action Litigation

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

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

Guardianships Across Jurisdictions: Basic Considerations For the Attorney Practitioner

The Uniform Laws Commission (ULC) aimed to make the guardianship process easier to understand for both attorneys and those that need to comply with the rules. 46 out of 50 states have adopted most, if not all, of the rules. The ULC updated provisions including, inter alia, (1) property management protections, (2) provisions related to minors subject to guardianship, (3) improvements to compliance for limited guardianships, (4) new protections to prevent exploitation, (5) rights to vi...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Litigating False Claims Act Cases

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

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Asset Protection for Cryptocurrency

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
3.5
Price$175

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

E-Discovery’s Emerging Ethical Challenges

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Setting Up Your Securities Clients For Success

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Ethics of Legal Writing

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Foreclosure: Mastering After The Sale Challenges

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

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Ethics Credits
1.2
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Spy Torts: When the Other Side Overreaches

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

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Crimmigration Essentials: What Attorneys Need to Know

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

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

The Interplay Between Ethics, Estates, Fiduciaries and Guardianships

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Emerging Post Pandemic Cybersecurity Issues for Lawyers

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trademark Modernization Act: Understanding the USPTO's Final Rulemaking

The Director of the USPTO and brand owners alike will be able to initiate the new ex parte reexamination and expungement proceedings authorized by the Trademark Modernization Act. Join us for a conversation about those proceedings, the final rulemaking recently released by the USPTO, and the impact on brand owners. In this webinar, we will cover: Trademark Office procedures for reexamination and expungement proceedings; Best practices for brands responding to reexamination and expu...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Defining Antitrust Markets in Platform Industries

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

The Anatomy of a Criminal Law Case

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

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

Return to Office: Employment Tax Considerations

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

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

The Matrix Resurrected: Employment Non-Competes Across State Lines

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Understanding Asset Protection

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

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

New Age Forensics: A Tactical Guide To Cross Examining Experts

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

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Meteorology and the Law: Hazardous Weather Preparedness and Litigation

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

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

Professionalism in Challenging Practice Areas

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

Professionalism
1
Price$50

Direct Examination and Cross Examination: A Practitioner's Primer

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

General Credits
3.1
Price$150

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
1.7
Price$75
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