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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
1.1
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

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

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
1.3
Price$50

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
1.3
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

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
1.3
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
1.1
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

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
1.3
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
1.1
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
1.7
Price$75

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

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
1.4
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
2.1
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
1.2
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
1.3
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
1.4
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
1.4
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
1.7
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
1.3
Price$50

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
1.1
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
1.3
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...

Professionalism
1.2
Price$50

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
1.1
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

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
1.3
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
2.1
Price$100

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
1.7
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
1.6
Price$75

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

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
2.1
Price$100

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

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

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
1.3
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
1.2
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
1.3
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
1.7
Price$75

Aggressive Presentation of Medical Evidence, and Other Trial Tips from a Veteran Defense Lawyer

In this CLE presentation, a veteran personal injury defense lawyer shares his belief that jurors really try hard to do the right thing, and this means they base their decisions on the EVIDENCE. The case is made for aggressively calling treating doctors, nurses, and other medical providers to testify about critical chart entries bearing on liability, proximate cause, and damages. The benefit of getting medical evidence in through the original author versus an expert is discussed, as w...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

International Data Movement: Issue Spotting from Afar

In a global economy world, the movement of data has become second nature. Data passes hands and through countries often and quickly. However, organizations in charge of data management may have legal issues of concern when handling personal and client data. This CLE course is designed to provide a high level thought process and approach to identifying potential legal issues when advising clients or businesses in moving data from an origin country to a destination country.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Balancing Free Speech against Disinformation: Discussing the DOJ’s Recommended Reforms to Section 230

Section 230 is the law that shields websites from liability for content posted by third parties. Over time, the immunities provided by the law have grown substantially. Is the benefit of a free, open internet that fosters innovation and creativity worth the tradeoff in terms of criminal activity and misinformation? This CLE course will review the origins of Section 230 to ensure practitioners have a solid understanding of why the law was enacted and what harms it was intended to protec...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Coronavirus, HIPAA, Telecommuting and Force Majeure: What Every Organization Needs to Know

Today’s webinar focuses on the ongoing issues associated with Coronavirus pandemic and its application to HIPAA, Telecommuting and Force Majeure provisions. The particular areas, which will be covered are as follows: (1) brief overview of the Coronavirus, quarantine and the allocation of resources from a bioethics perspective; (2) HIPAA – Privacy and Security Rule Requirements; (3) teleworker requirements; & (4) force majeure contractual provisions. At the end of this program, participan...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Killer Depositions: Tactics, Tips, & Techniques That Can Make or Break Your Case

Depositions can make or break any fact-dependent case. It isn't enough to simply hope your adversary will say what you want, or hope that your own client will avoid putting his foot in his mouth. Careful planning can make a huge difference. In this lecture, Mr. Golden attempts to present a brief guide into some of the psychological and strategic issues involved in any deposition, as well as focus on some of the crucial portions of the CPLR and Uniform Rules that will help attorneys manage thei...

General Credits
2.3
Price$100

Medical Malpractice: Pick Your Cases Carefully

This CLE lecture will focus on the selection and review of potential medical malpractice cases. The importance of case selection and early review has a huge impact on the outcome of a medical malpractice case and has broader implications. Medical Malpractice cases are one of the few types of cases that require a certificate of merit prior to even being filed. As the injuries from Medical Malpractice are typically severe and the verdicts and settlements derived from these cases can be significa...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

New Guidance for Re-Opening Your Workplace During COVID-19

Now that businesses are re-opening in the midst of COVID-19 and George Floyd outrage, there is a lot of confusion about employees rights upon return to work. Can I make my employees wear a mask? What should my employees do if looting starts in the workplace? Can I force my employee to get tested for COVID-19? What if my employee is too scared to come back to work? If you’re confused, this course will be helpful in better understanding an employer’s obligations when it comes to employee...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Basics of Asset Protection

This CLE course will provide an overview of various asset protection strategies. First, we will discuss the benefits of insurance, gifting, and retirement planning in the asset protection context. Next, we will explain the benefits of single member LLCs and Charging Order Protection entities such as multi-member LLCs and Limited Partnerships. Finally, we will analyze and compare Domestic and International Asset Protection Trusts.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cannabis and the Workplace: Lessons for the Employer Regarding Hiring, Firing and Disciplinary Issues

This CLE program will explore legal standards and best practices regarding cannabis and the workplace. Included in this program is a discussion of the potential conflicts between Federal and State law. The panel will also examine issues related to medical marijuana and non-discrimination laws, recreational cannabis laws, drug testing standards, recommended company policies, and anticipated trends.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Estate Planning and Coronavirus: Planning Considerations in a Time of Crisis

COVID-19 has made any type of long term planning seem even more complicated than it usual is, and given the inherent complexity of estate planning, the task can seem overwhelming. This CLE course will guide you through the various aspects of estate planning that may seem the most daunting including health care proxies, power of attorney, wills, trusts and beneficiary designations. The course will also specifically focus on the impact of the Coronavirus on this area and how it has already adapt...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Evolving Risks of COVID-19: Coverage Implications, Recent Litigation and the Legislative Landscape

The financial losses businesses throughout the US continue to suffer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented, with the true scope of loss yet to be realized. A high degree of uncertainty remains among business owners as to access to relief for COVID-19 related losses, including the availability of insurance coverage for loss of income under business interruption policies and other lines of insurance. The insurance industry has largely maintained that business interruption co...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

Representing Real Estate Brokerage Firms and Brokers: Not for the Faint of Heart

This CLE presents a survey and overview of the many areas of law involved in counseling real estate brokers and representing them in different settings, from the courtroom to the board room, in litigation, collecting commissions, asserting and foreclosing liens, counseling, and on occasion defending claims of real estate broker misconduct. Drafting skills are described for the many agreements utilized by brokers. Points made are highlighted with real life war stories accrued over almost 4 de...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

ERISA for Dummies

This CLE course presents an overview of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) – what is ERISA, what does ERISA encompass and what is excluded, how ERISA differs from other civil litigation, preemption issues, the ERISA “savings” clause, and remedies available under ERISA. While not intended to be an exhaustive seminar on the ins and outs of ERISA, the program will provide the non-ERISA practitioner with a basic understanding of ERISA and its impact on other areas of practice....

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Acquisitions of Insurance Businesses

This CLE will address different ways to structure an acquisition of an insurance business, depending on variables such as the kind of business being acquired and the buyer’s business objectives. It will address specific provisions often included in contracts including industry- specific reps & warranties and closing conditions relating to regulatory approvals. This course will also address due diligence considerations, identifying regulatory approvals, preparation of filings, disclosure requ...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

COVID-19: Business and Asset Protection

A coronavirus-induced recession is no longer avoidable—it is happening right now. Each recession brings with it declining sales, job losses, falling rents, and defaults on loans and leases. When a crisis hits, getting a head start matters and those who have prepared will fare better than those who have not. This engaging presentation on protecting assets from plaintiffs, lenders, creditors and the government will cover lessons learned from the financial crisis of 2008 that we can apply...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

Protecting Your Brand During a Pandemic

Protecting your brand and reputation is always important. But when a pandemic makes compliance with use and filing deadlines impossible, cancels licensing opportunities, and all but closes the courts -- how do you inoculate your most valuable assets against harm? Listen as two of the country’s leading trademark and brand management lawyers provide tips for brand stewards managing in a time of crisis. Topics include: Navigating force majeure when obligations are made impossible by healt...

General Credits
1
Price$50

1031 Exchanges And The DST: What Attorneys Need to Know

This CLE program will discuss one of the tools owners of investment property can take advantage of, IRC section 1031! Over the course of this CLE program, we will review: The evolution of 1031 exchanges The impact of the most recent IRS Notice 2020-23 on active and upcoming exchanges The effect of COVID-19 on their deadlines The advantages of investing through Delaware Statutory Trusts

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Importance of Music and Media in the Health of Clients and Wards: A Primer for Probate Lawyers and Guardians

This CLE presentation will be heavily weighted on theory and research supplemented by patient cases and anecdotal observations to advance the major proposition of this paper. The course is designed to challenge and expand your thinking. Where the probate attorney is doing advanced planning, involved in any details regarding placement and funding of services for those cognitive deficits, or is acting as guardian, a working knowledge of the effects of music/media upon brain function is essentia...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Branding and Business, with a Primer on Non-Use Due to Covid-19

This CLE course will help educate businesses and business counsel on key considerations when selecting a distinctive brand for the business’ services and products. In addition, Mr. Popowitz will discuss how a business can protect the brands they create, such as federal and state trademark registrations. As businesses operate and expand, they should continually look to grow their brands to make the brands more recognizable to the public, which in turn creates value. Lastly, Mr. Popowitz will go...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

Fingerprints, Face Scans & Voice Recognition Technology: Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

This CLE program will focus on issues related to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, which is the only state law in the country that allows for a private right of action related to the mere collection and storage of biometric information. As a result, countless BIPA class action lawsuits have been filed in Illinois and elsewhere. The program will focus on unique issues facing BIPA and biometric privacy, including the use of fingerprints, retina scans, face scans, voice recogniti...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Athlete Agency Law: Keeping Athletes & Agents On the Field

This is a watershed moment in sports law. States are pushing back against the NCAA for control over amateur athletics, pro athletes are bypassing agents in favor of self representation or counsel from sports lawyers, and the competition for scholarships and endorsement money is climbing rapidly. Athlete Agency Law provides an overview of state, federal and NCAA recruiting and athlete agency rules and regulations. This CLE is intended for lawyers involved with high school or NCAA compli...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Tax, Financial and Legal Implications of Elder Care Planning

This CLE program will discuss Medicaid and Elder Care planning in 2020 and how the various tax, legal and financial considerations should be incorporated into an effective elder care plan. Elizabeth Forspan will discuss the asset and income requirements for Medicaid long term care eligibility. She will discuss various tax issues that often arise in the context of elder care planning, such as basis issues and real estate tax exemptions. Elizabeth will also give an overview of what the ideal e...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Understanding Startup Issues: From Formation to Funding

Our nation thrives on innovation. Any new idea is only as good as one’s ability move it from concept, through the initial startup phase, and into a scalable product or service to compete in the business cycle. Entrepreneurs, often with little money for legal expenses and very little business knowledge, struggle to understand the requirements for starting a business enterprise. This CLE discussion will demystify the initial stages of the startup process. Huge initial questions and decisions...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Using a Qualified Charitable Distribution as the RMD from an IRA: Why and How

This CLE presentation will consist of a general overview of IRAs and required minimum distribution requirements. It will address what a qualified charitable distribution is and how it is affected. This course will outline the benefits of utilizing qualified charitable distributions and the benefits of maintaining lower income levels.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Professionalism in High Stakes Litigation

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

Professionalism
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125
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