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In the Beginning... and Before: Ethical Considerations at the Outset of Representation

This is a two part lecture discussing the professional responsibilities of an attorney prior to representation. The first part of the lecture will discuss solicitation and barratry including ambulance chasing, rules of professional conduct, consequences, and enforcement. The second part will be a discussion on the importance of engagement letters, what they need to contain, and how they can be used to reduce the risk of malpractice claims.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain: Understanding the Landscape of Legal Issues and Offerings

There is much confusion regarding the many cryptocurrencies available and even more about blockchain technology; particularly in light of recent market upheavals. Global observers are keen to determine whether cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology are taking us in a new currency direction, or whether crypto is a fading fad. The answers to these questions may lie in the legal analysis. What are the legal challenges and do the challenges doom the blockchain? Or can ou...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Implicit Bias: “I’m Not Like You…Except That I Am”

This CLE program, presented by a Trial Lawyer, Mediator, and Life Coach, is designed for lawyers and will discuss the following topics: (1) Explore case studies to improve your understanding of bias in law; (2) Dovetail the elimination of bias and prejudice into that perceived need; and (3) Facilitate reframing those common “caveman-esque” reactions in a light-hearted tone with respect for all folks and trains of thought. Unlike more confrontational and/or high-conflict, stres...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Current Trends in Asylum Cases: The Asylum Officer Rule

A few days ago, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice began implementing a new rule to quickly grant asylum to applicants who are subject to expedited removal and who are eligible for asylum, and to promptly remove those who are not. This new rule seeks to streamline the asylum process and lighten the load of the overburdened immigration courts. Only time will tell if the rule will achieve its goals. We will review the new mechanism, focusing on due process...

General Credits
1
Price$50

DUI 101: The Road to the Best Possible Outcome in a DUI Case

This CLE presentation covers the basics of a California DUI case. The presentation covers the following: Dealing with a client who is facing DUI charges, the different hats of a DUI advocate, and the structure of how to examine and break down a DUI investigation. We then go into dealing with the DMV. Finally, we discuss strategies for DUI defenses and favorable dispositions. This course is good for someone who is considering taking on DUI matters.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How to File Successful Non-Immigrant O and E Visa Petitions and EB-1, EB2-NIW and PERM-based Green Card Petitions

This CLE presentation will cover the following visa petitions: E (Investors and Traders from countries with treaties with the US), O-1A (Athletics, Business, Education and the Sciences) and O-1B (Artists, and those in Motion Pictures & TV). This presentation will also cover the following “green card” petitions: EB-1A (Extraordinary Ability in the Arts, Athletics, Business, Education and Sciences) ; EB-2 NIW (Advanced Degree Professional or Exceptional Ability in the Arts, Sciences or B...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Statutory Interpretation: Do the Words “because of… sex” Include “Sexual Orientation” and “Transgender Identity”?

“…because of sex.” They seem like simple words, but are integral in the context of employment discrimination. This CLE course will address prior United States Supreme Court litigation such as Hopkins and Oncale regarding whether sexual orientation and transgender identity were included in the statutory definition of “sex.” The course will evaluate three cases before the Court decided on the basis of statutory interpretation, and how they address the question of the court’s st...

General Credits
4.25
Price$200

Five Steps to Protect Your Firm from Catastrophic Cyber Attacks

In this CLE program, you will learn the 5 critical steps needed to protect your law firm and client data from malicious cyber attacks. These crucial steps will dramatically increase your overall security stance and will lessen the chances of you becoming a victim to cybercriminals. Cyber attacks are on the rise and every business is at risk.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What You and Your Clients Need to Know About the USPTO’s Post-Registration Audit

Removing “deadwood” (registrations for marks that are not in use in commerce) from the Trademark Register has become an increasingly important priority for the USPTO in recent years. A few years ago, the USPTO instituted a permanent post-registration audit program by which it requires trademark registrants who file a Declaration of Use to submit proof of use for two additional items in each class, beyond the product for which a specimen is submitted. This webinar will teach you about th...

General Credits
1
Price$50

E-Signatures: Managing the New Reality

The world has changed. Now more than ever, the significance and usability of electronic signatures has come to the forefront. This informative CLE program will discuss governing law and various e-signature platforms, as well as provide a demonstration of how you can incorporate them into your practice.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Valuable Data Through the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Bringing a civil action under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act requires knowledge and understanding of the statute and its legal requirements. This course will review your ability to bring a civil action under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and will also offer a review of its scope, legal requirements, and the Supreme Court’s recent interpretation of the statute in Van Buren v. U.S. The course will also present tips, strategies and alternative causes of action to protect your data f...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Back to Normal: Handling New Jersey Landlord-Tenant Matters in the Post-Covid Era

The COVID-19 pandemic put many practices into a tailspin and perhaps none more than the landlord-tenant practice. Indeed, words like “evictions” and “moratorium” became household phrases after the Covid pandemic and they remain as such even today. However, as life moves on so does the practice of law and in this course we will explore just how to proceed with a “normal” landlord-tenant practice following the conclusion of the pandemic. In this course, we will explore the basic concepts...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Legal Ethics in Tax Practice

Lawyers generally understand that tax is a niche practice area with unique characteristics. The distinguishing factors include not only the technical aspects of the discipline, but also the way practitioners need to mind ethical standards. On top of the ABA Model Rules and the ethics codes of the individual states, tax lawyers also answer to IRS Circular 230. They also must navigate the various penalties set forth in the Internal Revenue Code. For opinion practice, tax attorneys look t...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Defending DWAI Drug Cases

This CLE course is intended to provide tools with which NY criminal defense attorneys can digest and attack the evidence utilized in DWAI drug cases. We are seeing an increase in the inflexibility of prosecutors to offer standard reductions in DWAI drug cases which requires more of these cases to proceed to hearings and a trial. The speaker will discuss blood test results and how to use them to affirmatively attack the People’s case. Additionally, we will dissect the drug recognitio...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Psychedelics: A Selection of Trending Legal and Legislative Issues

Psychedelics are appearing with consistently greater frequency in the popular media with projections that they will launch a new era in mental health care. Stories about the flow of investments into start-ups intending to take psychedelics through the federal drug approval process appear side-by-side with stories about the movement of state legislation intended to decriminalize psychedelics or create licensed psychedelic treatment centers. This CLE program will examine what psychedelic...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Privacy and Cyber Breaches: Are You Next?

For businesses large and small, compliance with federal, state, and foreign privacy laws and regulations has become an essential business obligation. These laws govern a company’s collection, storage, use, sharing and disposal of personally identifiable information (“PII”), protected health information (“PHI”), and payment card information (“PCI”). A company’s innocent or inadvertent failure to abide by these laws, or its failure to timely and fully disclose how it performs such tasks,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Metaverse Law: Intro to ARVR, Issues, IP Ownerships, Monetization, Cyber Currency, and Licensing

With apologies to the Beatles, tech is flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup, it slithers unregulated across the Metaverse. From AltCoin to Web 3.0, this course addresses the breadth of tech law in the Metaverse. The lecturer will review some of the basic terminology (in plain English!) before discussing the application of regulatory and statutory law to the Metaverse, how the Metaverse polices itself, and how the Metaverse is monetized. Specific topics will...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Uses of an Economist to Prove and Rebut Proof of Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case or Wrongful Death Case

This presentation is practice-oriented especially for attorneys litigating personal injury and/or death cases in any jurisdiction. It delivers practical information about whether an attorney should retain an economist, how to find an economist, a description of the factual and other information an economist will need, the work product(s) of an economist and a direct examination of an economist. The presentation will be comprehensive in scope, discussing the various components...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Legal Debt Collection: Best Practices in the Current Environment

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Brokers With a Significant History of Misconduct

This CLE program will discuss the new rules concerning brokers with significant history of misconduct. Panelists review the implications of retaining or hiring brokers with such a history. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand changes to rule 9200 and 9556 Discuss heightened supervisory procedures for statutory disqualified associated persons Review written request requirement process through the Membership Application Group (MAP)

General Credits
1
Price$50

Challenges Facing Firms in Monitoring AML and Protecting Against Fraudulent Activities

This CLE program reviews challenges facing firms in monitoring and protecting against fraudulent activities. Join FINRA staff and industry panelists as they provide examples of effective controls their firms have put into place to address AML risks. After attending this session, you will be able to: Review AML and Fraud Protection Red Flags and Effective Practices Discuss monitoring for high-risk suspicious activities Discuss policies, procedures, controls, and education that bridg...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Communications Compliance: Current Developments

This CLE program will discuss current communications compliance and marketing practices. Topics include recent guidance on how FINRA’s communications rules apply in a virtual environment, and how firms can communicate compliantly about ESG and other current investment trends. Panelists will also talk about the regulatory implications of complex products and services such as crypto assets and emerging technologies in the marketing compliance space. After attending this session, you...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Conflicts of Interest in Capital Markets and Investment Banking

This CLE program will discuss helpful tips and tools for managing conflicts of interest in capital markets and investment banking firms. Panelists will discuss practices that raise conflict of interest concerns and how to remedy these issues. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand how some firms identify and mitigate risks associated with conflicts of interest Apply practical compliance approaches to mitigate and monitor for conflicts of interest Know of and...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Considerations and Practices for Supervising Independent Contractors

This CLE program addresses common challenges in supervising independent contractors. The session offers examples and suggestions for firms to use in their everyday supervision and compliance efforts. The panel also discusses existing rules and related guidance and shares effective industry practices. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the challenges associated with supervising independent contractors Identify effective practices for supervision and o...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discuss upcoming key dates How to prepare and resources available

General Credits
1
Price$50

Gamification, Mobile Apps and Digital Engagement

Panelists share insights into the developing world of digital engagement practices, including gamification, in broker dealers’ mobile apps, marketing, and online platforms. Attend this session to hear how compliance and regulatory experts are responding to the rapidly developing use of data analytics to drive digital communications. Panelists discuss risks and benefits of digital engagement features and how to supervise them effectively. After attending this session, you will be...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in Municipal Securities and Other Fixed Income

FINRA and MSRB staff discuss recent enforcement actions related to municipal securities (e.g., 529 Plans, municipal short positions), examination priorities, fixed income-related rulemaking, and common problems uncovered during Member Supervision and Market Regulation reviews. After attending this session, you will be able to: Review recent enforcement actions on 529s and muni shorts Discuss topics related to municipal securities Discuss recent and ongoing regulatory initiatives

General Credits
1
Price$50

Market Structure: What Factors Are Driving Changes

During this session, FINRA staff and industry practitioners discuss current developments and future trends in the industry, including best execution guidance and payment for order flow issues. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand Best Execution guidance Discuss effective practices for reviewing and documenting best execution Discuss technology available to process trades

General Credits
1
Price$50

Options Markets: Recent Regulatory Issues

Join FINRA staff and industry panelists as they discuss regulatory issues impacting options markets. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discuss recent and ongoing regulatory initiatives Discuss supervision of options trading in customer accounts Identify effective controls, procedures, and technology processes

General Credits
0.75
Price$35

Remote Supervision

Join FINRA staff and industry panelists as they discuss what they have learned from working remotely. During the session, panelists discuss effective controls, procedures, and processes that member firms are incorporating to address supervision in a remote work environment. After attending this session, you will be able to: Identify controls, procedures, and processes that member firms are incorporating to address supervision in a remote work environment Review lessons learned and...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Restricted Firm Obligations: What You Need to Know

Join FINRA staff as they discuss Rule 4111 (Restricted Firm Obligations). During the session, panelists review the new obligation and criteria for identification. After attending this session, you will be able to: Review new obligations Identify controls, procedures, and processes that member firms are incorporating to address these obligations Review identification metrics thresholds Discuss restricted deposit accounts

General Credits
1
Price$50

Alternative Investments and Complex Products

This CLE program addresses developments related to alternative investments and complex products. The session emphasizes the importance of understanding product features, characteristics, and their supervisory challenges. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the latest regulatory developments related to alternative investments and complex products Discuss due diligence requirements and industry practices when recommending private placement and REIT securities...

General Credits
0.75
Price$35

Hot Topics in FinTech

Join FINRA staff and industry practitioners as they discuss the growing area of FinTech (Financial Technology). The session includes a discussion on new and innovative ways firms are integrating fintech into their business models and the importance of a strong compliance structure to address regulatory obligations. After attending this session, you will be able to: Gain a perspective on how “FinTech” is defined by various industry stakeholders Discuss the supervisory challenges of t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Senior and At-Risk Investors

Join FINRA staff and industry experts as they discuss how FINRA rules and state requirements related to Senior and Vulnerable Adult clients can help firms service this growing client base and how to ensure your organization is protected. After attending this session, you will be able to: Review FINRA Rules 2165 & 4512 Discuss elder abuse prevention and protection act Review State Report and hold laws

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating E-Discovery and Its Emerging Trends

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Building a Successful Solo Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Considerations for Multistate Referral Rules and Fees

In this CLE seminar taught by a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor, you will learn best practices and Rules for Attorney Referral Rules in New Jersey and throughout the United States, State by State. Topics include: The Policy Behind Fee Sharing Prohibition Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.3 Profit Sharing Agreements or Employee Profit Sharing Plans

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Ethics and Art of Settlement at Mediation

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

An Introduction to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Issues To Consider When Drafting Construction Contracts

This CLE course will provide insight as to the Issues that should be considered when drafting Construction Contracts. The topics discussed are as follows: Drafting Construction Contracts, Mechanics Liens, Termination, Delay Damages, Liquidated v actual damages, Change Orders, Material escalation costs, Insurance and Bonds, and Dispute resolution.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How Lawyers Can Represent Brokers Beyond Their State Licensing

Brokers want to make deals throughout the nation, and chafe at the idea that their single state license will limit their ability or right to legally work on deals in other states. License portability-which is NOT license reciprocity-will allow this to occur, when the broker cooperates with a licensee of the state where the property is located. However, different states have different limitations on just what these out of state brokers can legally do. Learn how to find, inter...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Evolution Of An Eviction Moratorium: Landlord Tenant Strategies And Emergency Rental Assistance

This CLE course explores the evolution of New York’s eviction moratorium, starting at the outset of the pandemic to more fully understand the court’s strategy to handle the evictions backlog. Courts are moving forward with their congested calendar; however, a de facto stay will be in place for tenants who apply for New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (“ERAP”). Parties should adjust their expectations accordingly as ERAP applications are likely to delay many eviction proceedi...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Statutory Interpretation: How To Use It To Your Clients’ Advantage

Statutes are directly or indirectly involved in most litigated cases, yet very little attention is ever paid to the dozens of rules of statutory interpretation that can make or break your case. Judges appreciate statutory interpretation analysis from litigants. You should be the one to provide it. The rules of statutory interpretation are fairly straight forward. This course will show you that these rules are much easier than the multitude of Latin phrases associated with them would otherwise...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Securing Social Security Disability Benefits

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Cyber Security Compliance Trifecta: Recent Revisions to Three Important Security & Privacy Standards

Cybersecurity compliance concerns have emerged as a forefront issue for both large and small enterprises. Revisions of three important standards or requirements were published recently and will have far reaching cybersecurity compliance implications. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released Spec. Pub 800-53 (Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations), the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council published PCI-DSS 4.0, and...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Transit Oriented Development: An Exciting Pillar of Urban Development

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Remove The "Stress" From Removal Defense: Practice Before The Federal Immigration Courts

Practicing before the federal immigration courts, known as "EOIR" for short, can often be very stressful for attorneys. Not only must attorneys keep up with the near-constant change in immigration law itself, but with the nearly as volatile policies and procedures of the Courts themselves. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Courts have gone through a major procedural transformation, including the introduction of electronic filings on the ECAS system. However, removal defense before...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Ethics of Social Media and Attorney Competency

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Legal Ethics: Dos and Don’ts for Attorney Advertising

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

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Selling and Purchasing Real Property Through Decedents’ Estates

Our expert panel will address how to convey good title out of a deceased individual's estate where: there are defined deed tenancy and survival recitals; there is probate of a last will and testament and death with a will; there are administration proceedings and death without a will; deeds from sole heirs with no probate or administration; and other unique cases of passing a decedent's interests

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Weaponization of Technology in Family Law Cases

As our dependency and use of technology increases, we rely on electronic devices to complete many daily activities. Unfortunately, these same technologies are being seen more and more in family law cases where offenders have identified ways to exploit them in order to facilitate harm towards their victims and co-parents alike. In this CLE program, Steven Bradley will explore the risks and benefits of technology, not only for the clients we serve, but also for you in your personal and pr...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

What Happens To Your Practice If You Die Or Become Disabled

What happens to your practice and your family if you die or become disabled? This is a practical CLE program that focuses on the preventive steps to ethically comply with your obligations to your clients, protect your family and to recover the value of your practice. This seminar is designed to raise awareness and increase preparedness in the event of a catastrophic occurrence in your life. It is designed primarily for solo and small firms.

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Advanced 1031 Exchange Topics: Reverse and Improvement Transactions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Split-Dollar Life Insurance Planning After the Levine Case

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Bitcoin: Time For Lawyers To Take A Byte

The economic impact of digital evolution is a reality of our daily lives. Over the past decade, the “Internet of Things” replaced the “Internet of Information.” Today and since the emergence of blockchain technology, we are seeing a sweeping wave of the “Internet of Value” gradually taking over the web and yielding in its wake a transformation of our economic systems deeper than the first two waves combined. Open a magazine, nowadays, and you’re bound to find an article discuss...

General Credits
1
Price$50

When Debtors Get Indicted: The Interaction of Bankruptcy and Criminal Law

Join NYCLA’s Bankruptcy Law Committee for a panel discussion of the legal issues which may arise when a client has committed criminal acts before a bankruptcy case filing. The Panel is composed of highly experienced attorneys, both bankruptcy and criminal, that will provide practical advice for addressing a sensitive and complex intersection of the law." The Panel will discuss such topics as: the administration of the case, the types of debts which may not be dischargeable, and an...

General Credits
2
Price$100

NFT's: A Survey of Intellectual Property Issues

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What Employment Lawyers Need to Know About Executive Compensation

This CLE program will highlight the key considerations for employment lawyers handling executive employment matters both on behalf of management and individuals. The program will feature equity compensation basics, including the common terms in grant agreements, pitfalls in negotiating offers, employment termination impacts, and 409 tax issues. The program will provide valuable insights and practical takeaways for employment negotiations and disputes along with a touch of tax basics.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Section 230: Kings of the Internet

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics “Gotchas” That Every Estate Planners Must Know

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

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
1.25
Price$50

Successful Negotiations in Presidential History

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Evaluating and Negotiating Insurance Bad Faith Cases

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Five Critical Developments in Class Action Litigation

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Metaverse and the Law

Metaverse is the “new new” technology term. It does not refer to any specific emerging technology. It refers to the way these emerging technologies will interoperate to implement new efficiencies like autonomous driving and virtual adventures like augmented reality that combines aspects of the digital and physical worlds . The metaverse is the convergence of the physical and digital worlds The metaverse also translates to a digital economy involving decentralized autonomous organizations trans...

General Credits
3
Price$150

Cybersecurity & Real Estate Fraud: Lessons to be Learned

This program will focus on understanding cybersecurity and its importance in preventing real estate fraud. Our expert panel will: define what cybersecurity is; what it is comprised of; how to implement it; red flags where there is a breach of cybersecurity; cyber attacks and losses; how to take preventative action; and why cybersecurity insurance is important.

General Credits
1.25
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

So You’re Interested in a Career in Securities Law

Join NYCLA’s Securities and Exchanges Committee as a panel of securities attorneys from different aspects of practice discuss how to prepare for a securities law career, including the skill sets that need to be developed, possible challenges to be confronted, career paths, work-life balance, the different aspects of practice … and more!

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction To New Jersey Civil Motion Practice

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Ethics of Law Firm Management: Now More Than Ever

So you want to hang out your own shingle and open your own law practice? Or do you want to join with another lawyer or several lawyers and open a law firm? Do you think running a law practice is easy? Opening is easy, managing and running the practice is more difficult. This course will go over the Rules of Professional Conduct and the ethical considerations you must follow to be a lawyer and to run a law practice. Lawyers are held to a higher standard than a regular business-person, y...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Litigating False Claims Act Cases

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Asset Protection for Cryptocurrency

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Governance and Ethics Update: The Increased Focus on Director Responsibilities

Join our expert panel as it shares case studies regarding the increased focus on, and the evolving nature of, director responsibilities. The panelists will also discuss how modified governance and ethics practices may significantly alter director exposure. Topics include: Current Governance and Ethics Examples Thought Leadership: Evolving Governance and Ethics Practices Case Studies: Governance and Ethics Issues

Total Credits
2.25
Incl. 1.25 Ethics
Price$100

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
4
Price$200

Recent Trademark Decisions Practitioners Should Know About

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Legal Careers for International LLMs in the U.S.

Join us for a panel discussion about the career opportunities available to international graduates of the U.S. LLM programs, as well as how employing international LLM graduates helps achieve diversity and inclusion within firms, and the American legal profession in general. The program’s speakers are international LLM graduates who pursue successful legal careers in the U.S., and all of whom obtained their first law degree outside of the U.S. Along with our moderator who is a Director...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

E-Discovery’s Emerging Ethical Challenges

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Setting Up Your Securities Clients For Success

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

A Search for Perfection: Fundamentals of UCC Article 9

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Understanding and Maximizing the Value of Commercial Real Estate

The COVID-19 pandemic upended many sectors of the U.S. economy and as a result, fundamentally changed the commercial real estate landscape. To remain relevant and profitable, business owners are evolving how they prioritize and manage their commercial real estate leases. To better serve your clients in the years ahead, join us for a webinar with , founder and CEO of KBA Lease Services and Visual Lease, who will share new insights around important shifts in tenant and landlord behavior....

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethics of Legal Writing

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Foreclosure: Mastering After The Sale Challenges

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

How to Value, Sell & Purchase a Law Practice

As thousands of Boomer attorneys consider retiring, this CLE will address how to value, sell, and purchase a law practice now. Our expert presenters will discuss how lawyers can prepare for selling their practices well before they pull the trigger, by building systems and processes that can enhance value across their practices. They will also explain the 5 components involved with valuing a law practice, the 3 options for selling a law firm, and the “Synergy Value” that Boomer-le...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating Landlord Tenant Disputes in A Post-COVID World

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

This course will cover the state of COVID-19 vaccination mandates as we enter the 3rd year of the pandemic -- what rules have been made, where they stand with court challenges and state efforts to counter them, and where things will go from here. Specifically, we will examine the current state of: the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard and the OSHA proposed rule, and the litigation arguments that have been brought against them rules issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

An Ethical Guide to Expert Witness Reports & Testimony

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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
1.25
Price$50

Front Loading the Litigation: The Keys to Pretrial Advocacy

Today cases are won or lost in the pretrial process. In their book, Pretrial Advocacy, Authors Reuben Guttman and JC Lore refer to the pretrial process as “front-loaded.” Guttman and Lore explain that changes to the standards governing pleading, class certification, discovery, summary judgment, and experts -- along with the advent of electronic information including social media – have changed the face of litigation. In this CLE, Guttman and Lore will highlight: The key evidentiary an...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Navigating COVID-Era Moratoriums

New York State enacted legislation including foreclosure and eviction moratoriums to protect certain tenants and mortgagees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To qualify for such protections, residential and qualifying commercial tenants/mortgagors were required to attest to their COVID-related hardship to take advantage of the protections. In August of this year, the US Supreme Court holding in Chrysafis et al. v. Marks found that such protections violated an owner’s due process ri...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Spy Torts: When the Other Side Overreaches

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethical Attorney's Fees, Referral Fees, and Billing Practices

As we know, lawyers are required to comply with the ethics rules; however, many lawyers may not fully understand the ethics rules and ethical considerations regarding the types of permitted lawyer fees, requirements for referral fees and fee sharing, non-refundable fees, and the ethical requirements related to fees, costs, settlement funds pursuant to the lawyer Trust Account Rules. This presentation will address those topics and provide valuable tips and information to ensure that la...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Crimmigration Essentials: What Attorneys Need to Know

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Interplay Between Ethics, Estates, Fiduciaries and Guardianships

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

What Every Family Law Attorney Needs To Know About Debt Collection And Bankruptcy

In the practice of family law there are many factors to consider, including the issues facing the family as one household becomes two. The issues regarding the debts the family has, how each member of the household will be impacted by the debt and what their options are during or after the dissolution of marriage, including bankruptcy are things every Family Law practitioner should know to help their client’s make informed decisions.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Emerging Post Pandemic Cybersecurity Issues for Lawyers

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trademark Modernization Act: Understanding the USPTO's Final Rulemaking

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
1.25
Price$50

Key Considerations of Intellectual Property Litigation

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Anatomy of a Criminal Law Case

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.75
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
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
1.25
Price$50

Understanding Asset Protection

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Ethics of Cannabis Law

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

New Age Forensics: A Tactical Guide To Cross Examining Experts

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

How The New Proposed Tax Bill Can Impact Your Retirement Account

This CLE Course will provide in detail the key provisions impacting retirement accounts such as: $10 million Cap on retirement accounts if your income is above $450,000. The elimination of the Backdoor Roth IRA. If you are above the above-mentioned income limits, you can no longer convert to a Roth IRA.. The elimination of the Mega Backdoor Roth strategy. No longer can you contribute after-tax funds into your workplace plan, or convert after-tax contributions to an IRA. This applies t...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Policing under Section 1983: The Year in Review

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Police Misconduct: Litigation Under 42 USC §1983

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Representing the Founders and Initial Investors in a Startup Technology Company

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Summations and Litigation War Stories

Join us for a program focusing on the importance of summation during a trial, tips and successful techniques, as well as lessons learned from years of litigation experiences from our expert faculty and ethical considerations.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Attorney's Guide to Traditional and Combination Long Term Care Insurance Coverage

Join our expert panel as they discuss what the practitioner needs to know about the current elder law trends, including the benefits of pre-crisis planning, estate planning updates, proposed legislative changes and the importance of long term care insurance. Our panelists will also discuss traditional and combo long term insurance plans, including: how long term case works; costs and benefits; previous problems; integration with Medicaid planning or stand alone plans; integration with...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Comic Book Contract Negotiation And Drafting

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Transfer Pricing for Multinationals: Practical Insights for Attorneys

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Representing Comic Book Creator Clients

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

General Credits
3.25
Price$150

What Attorneys and Firms Need to Know About Pricing Their Services and Getting Paid

If you run a law firm, or are a sole practitioner, have you ever wondered, "what do I charge for my services?" or "how do I know if I'm charging the right price?” If you are looking for direction in answer the “million dollar questions,” then this is the workshop for you! Our expert speaker will discuss different pricing models that can be adopted -- hourly versus value based, and the benefits of each pricing model. This CLE course will not only help you determine your pricing strat...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Deep Delta Justice: A Black Teen, His Lawyer and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South

Join us for a very special event as Matthew Van Meter discusses his book Deep Delta Justice, the book that inspired the documentary A Crime on the Bayou. The book tells the “astonishing history” of a lawyer and his defendant who together achieved a “civil rights milestone.” . Van Meter revisits Duncan v. Louisiana, the 1968 landmark Supreme Court decision which affirmed that the constitutional right to a jury trail applied to state courts. It started with the 1966 arrest of a 19...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How to Conduct a Voir Dire

Join us for an interactive program designed to teach you how to question potential jurors, the red-flags to look for, when you should challenge a potential juror, dismissing potential jurors for cause – all while being mindful of the need for a diverse and non-biased jury panel. The differences and similarities in the jury selection process in New York and California will also be noted. Don’t miss this highly entertaining and informative session!

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Considerations for Counseling IRC Section 1031 Exchanges

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

International Joint Ventures: Problems, Solutions and Approaches

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Discovery in a Tractor Trailer Case

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

NFL Contract Advisors: So You Want to Be An Agent

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

NYS New Cannabis Law: What You Need to Know About the Business, Licensing, Regulatory and Criminal Provisions

Join us for a discussion of the new NY Cannabis law and its impact on businesses, including obtaining financing, as well as the licensing and regulatory requirements. The criminal provisions of the new law will also be addressed by Judge Kamins.

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Meteorology and the Law: Hazardous Weather Preparedness and Litigation

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Man Your Battle Stations: Construction Claims & Successful Resolution

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

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

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

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

E-Discovery Primer for the Luddite and Anti-Technology Practitioner

This CLE course will cover E-Discovery basics and process. The program will focus on the Federal Rules which impact E-Discovery, data preservation and the litigation/legal hold, a review of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and early case assessment, document gathering and review, including forensics, document collection, processing, predictive coding, review, and analysis. The topics of social media and attorney due diligence will also be discussed. There will be an ove...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Professionalism in Challenging Practice Areas

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Direct Examination and Cross Examination: A Practitioner's Primer

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

General Credits
3
Price$150

Increasing Revenue for Your Clients and Yourself Through Franchising

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in Your Case

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

So You Really Want To Mediate?

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Changing the Landscape of Diversity, Inclusion & the Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

This CLE program will discuss the disproportionate statistics of women and minorities in partner positions at law firms, provide an analysis of the key impediments that have affected women and minorities from advancing and discuss how litigation has been used as a tool not only to combat discrimination, but also as leverage to drive diversity and inclusion efforts. The panelist's will also highlight practices that attorneys and law firms can adopt to increase diversity and inclusion ef...

Ethics 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
2.25
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 recently. 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
1.25
Price$50

International Arbitration: What Attorneys Need to Know

Join NYCLA’s ADR Committee for a discussion of the various aspects of international arbitration., Topics to be addressed include: General Characteristics Advantages of International Arbitration Guide to International Organizations Practical Differences in Pre-Hearing and Hearing Practice Round-table Discussion: The Binding Nature of International Arbitration

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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
2.25
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 ? The United States Supreme Court, in Murphy vs. NCAA, held that sports gamblin...

General Credits
1.25
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

Police Disciplinary Records: One Year After the Repeal of CRL 50a

A panel of experts will provide a lay of the land on how to obtain police disciplinary records under the New York Freedom of Information Law, and also during the discovery process in criminal cases and § 1983 civil rights cases.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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. Recently, the 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 enhanced...

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

Litigation Finance 101: How Funding Can Help Clients and Lawyers

Litigation finance lets third-party funders help lawyers and their clients meet the mounting costs of litigation. Its use is rapidly expanding in the United States, with funders investing in claims on both a single-case and portfolio basis. Our presenters—a litigation funder, and an advisor to clients who use funding—will explain the various ways funders invest in litigation, describe what funding transactions look like, and discuss the legal and ethical rules relevant to funding.

General Credits
1.25
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

Lawyers for the Public Good: Joining NYS Government

Do you want to work for the New York State Government? Are you confused by the process? Civil Service. PEF. M/C. CSEA. What does all of this mean?! Our panelists will answer all of these questions, AND MORE, and provide you with a step-by-step process for getting hired by any state agency. Our panelists will share their paths into state service and how they chose which agency to apply to and work for.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

Post-Pandemic Bankruptcy Mediation: A New Chapter and New Solutions

A panel of Bankruptcy experts, led by Hon. Elizabeth Stong and former Judge Melanie Cyganowski will discuss the use of mediation to settle Bankruptcy proceedings, with a particular emphasis post pandemic solutions. Our speakers will provide an overview of Bankruptcy Proceedings, with an emphasis on the areas that are particularly appropriate for mediation. Then, they will conduct a “Master Class,” demonstrating how a Fraudulent Conveyance Mediation unfolds, followed by a Round-table...

General Credits
3
Price$150

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
1
Price$50

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$35

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

Youth Court: Entering a New Era of Juvenile Justice

Recently, New York State enacted legislation raising the age of automatic criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. Prior to the signing, New York was one of only two states that charged all youth as adults once they reached the age of 16. Despite the change in the law, children as young as 13 still may be charged as Juvenile Offenders (JOs) and youth ages 16 and 17 can be charged under a newly created category, Adolescent Offender (AO). JOs and AOs may have their cases adjudicated in...

General Credits
1.75
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

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case

Hear from a distinguished panel, including the Assistant Commissioner of NYC Commission on Human Rights and Magistrate Judge Judith McCarthy, what you need to know to handle an employment discrimination case. Our panel will discuss: Overview of Agency Practice: Drafting a Complaint and answer Litigation Tips from the Plaintiff’s Perspective Litigation Tips from the Defendant’s Perspective Judicial Perspective on Employment Discrimination Litigation … and MORE!!

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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
1.25
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
1.25
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

Thinking Anew and Again About Using Consultants Effectively

Many law practices are experiencing business slowdowns or loss of revenue as a result of COVID -19. This makes evaluating previously overlooked costs, that in good times could be passed on to clients more important than ever! Document management is one of the top 5 expenses law firms need to reconsider. The security of the firms’ document management system also needs to be examined, as 1 in 4 law firms experienced a practice threatening breach in security recently – and that number is o...

General Credits
0.5
Price$25

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
1.75
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
1.5
Price$75

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

Impact of COVID & Lease Accounting Standards

The corporate lease industry has experienced significant shifts due to the global pandemic, resulting in increasingly complex agreements. To better understand these changes and how they impact both lessees and lessors, join Marc Betesh, CEO and founder of Visual Lease and KBA Lease Services, for a presentation on the commercial real estate landscape. After spending years practicing law and negotiating commercial leases for some of the country’s largest companies, Marc will share his expertise...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

Basic Estate Planning

Understand the basics principles of estate planning in New York nd New Jersey. Some of the topics discussed include: conducting the initial client meeting and information gathering process understanding the benefits of estate planning key tax issues estate planning documents (wills, health care directives, powers of attorney, beneficiary designation forms and different types of trusts)

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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$35

How to Protect Your Law License: Reading from Below the Bottom Line

Join us for a two-part session designed to keep you in compliance with your ethical and business obligations. The first part of the session will focus on strategies for staying in compliance in such matters as: Client Relations: evaluating potential clients; avoiding conflicts; when to terminate relationships Communicating with Clients: informed consent; material risks Tax Compliance IRS and State Audit Steps Avoiding Criminal Tax Investigations

Total Credits
2.25
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

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

How to Conduct a Deposition in a Pandemic

The pre-trial deposition stage is a critical point in any litigation. Indeed many personal injury and commercial cases are either won or lost during the deposition phase. Our panel of experts provides practical guidance, while teaching basic deposition skills, techniques for handling commonly encountered problems, how to use depositions at trial, how to seek rulings from a trial judge, and what you need to know about conducting depositions during the pandemic. A demonstration of how to conduct...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

Animal Rescue Law

This Animal Rescue Law Update will feature presentations on a wide variety of topics of interest to animal lovers, as well as a lively panel discussion. Topics include: Animals, Nature and Life in Sri Lanka Rescuing Horses from Slaughter - An Update Animal Safety in Filmmaking Flying with Companion Animals Animal Protection in Rural Areas

General Credits
2
Price$100

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
1.25
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, Congress passed 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 why they should matter t...

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
1.25
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

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 protected by the newly...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Commercial Leasing and Bankruptcy in the Era of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption to both large and small businesses as well as to commercial landlords, whose tenants cannot meet their existing rental obligations. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the implications of bankruptcy filings on commercial leases, how commercial leases are treated in bankruptcy, using the Bankruptcy Code to maximize the financial interests of landlords and tenants, the implications of restructuring,, the effects of COVID -- and more.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

Marijuana and Synthetic Cannabinoids: Highlights of the Science for Attorneys

As marijuana sources expand to medical-use and legal recreational-use, attorneys encounter more cases involving these substances and their role in impairment. Questions arise concerning the differences between marijuana metabolites; how drug testing results can be interpreted; how the various sources of marijuana (edibles, "joints", oils) differ in potency and effects on the body; what is the science behind the marijuana breath testing device; what are synthetic cannabinoids and how...

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: 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 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
1.25
Price$50

Ten Critical Legal Issues in Consumer Protection

This CLE session will identify the most important issues for consumer and corporate attorneys to understand. 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 CLE course, NACLE’s well known instructor and extremely published legal commentator, Dov Treiman 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.

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

Opioids: What Attorneys Need to Know

Join Dr. Allison Muller as she presents on what attorneys need to know about the effects of alcohol, street prescription drugs, opioids and marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids. This CLE program is especially relevant for attorneys practicing in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, products liability, family law, employment law and those in general practice.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Climate Change Solutions

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 process,...

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
1.75
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

How to Maintain a Successful ADR Practice in the Age of COVID…and Beyond

Join NYCLA's ADR Committee for PART 2 of its discussion on the Business of an ADR Practice -- Maintaining an ADR Practice. Topics to be discussed include: How Has COVID Changed ADR Practice Cybersecurity Best Practices and Insurance Considerations in the Age of COVID Running an ADR Practice: Solo or Partnership; Are 2 Better than 1? Retainers, Invoicing, Payment Plans, Dealing with Accounts Receivable Never Stop Learning as we Move Toward the Future Evolving as a Professional in...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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
2.25
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

Who's Zoomin' Who? Virtual FINRA Hearings, Mediations and Developments in a Real Life World

Join us when we share tried and true insights and guidance on managing FINRA virtual hearings: Topics we will cover: FINRA Dispute Resolution Services Developments and Updates Tips and Techniques to Best Present on a Virtual Platform (first step: unmute yourself) FINRA Zoom Arbitration and Expungement Hearings –Panel Conference, Pre-hearing, Hearing itself Handling Exhibits Expert Witness Testimony –Witnesses Preparation, Virtual Direct and Cross Examinations Virtual Mediations...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Protection of Designs through IP: An International Perspective

The relationship between designs and copyright has been historically a complex, if not challenging, one. Several countries around the world have traditionally envisaged stricter requirements for copyright protection of these objects. In addition, although IP overlaps are not prohibited per se, concerns relating to the protection of free competition and freedom of expression (including in commercial settings) have warned against too 'relaxed' interpretations of the law. Recent judicial decision...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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 recently 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. Oregon voters legalized psilocybin-assisted therapy in clinics using products manufactured under state licenses. What patent protections are available to lic...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Obligations When Lawyers Work Remotely

Law firms in New York State began working remotely in Mid-March due to the pandemic and this trend will likely continue even after it ends.. Yet, there are a number of ethical issues that arise when most of the lawyer and non-lawyer staff work remotely. Hear from noted ethicist Ronald Minkoff as he discusses the distinct characteristics of practicing remotely that require additional considerations, including a discussion of NYCLA Ethics Opinion 754 that was recently issued by NYCLA's C...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Use of Disability Solutions for Professionals and Their Clients

Learn how to protect yourself and your clients from income and financial loss due to unexpected events and avoid the problems associated with emotional decision making, and hoping for the best when possible accident or illness affects the ability to earn income and meet your financial obligations. Understand how using a "living balance sheet" can help you strategize, organize and implement a financial plan, and hear how you can use disability solutions to protect your business and financial he...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Practice & Procedure Before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims

Join Thomas Kniffen, retired from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after 16 continuous years of service as an attorney, as he discusses what you need to know to help veterans and their dependents obtain VA disability compensation and pension benefits. In the last session of the lunchtime series, Tom will discuss what you need to know to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims.

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

Handling a Wage and Hour/FLSA Case

In recent years there has been an influx of litigation in the area of wage and hour claims, as improperly paid employees have recovered compensation for missed wages, improper classification and more. Hear from a panel of experts as they provide a nuts and bolts look at wage and hour litigation, from the perspective of the plaintiff, the defendant, a mediator and the Hon. Stewart Aaron, Magistrate Judge, SDNY.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Justice Can Only Be Blind if the Jury Reflects Our Diverse Society

The importance of a defendant having a jury composed of their peers is a tenet of jurisprudence. Historically, this has not always been the case for all defendants on trial. Our panelists will provide a deep dive into the importance of ensuring the impaneling of a diverse jury reflects our society and its values.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

Alleged Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Confidential Information Counseling and Litigation

This CLE program will discuss the current state of trade secret litigation, including an analysis of the impact of the Defense Trade Secrets Act, state law trade secrets claims and other types of claims that are often brought when former employees join competitive organizations.

General Credits
1.75
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
1.75
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
1.75
Price$75

Toxicology Pearls for Attorneys

Join Allison A. Muller as she provides a broad overview of what attorneys need to know about the effects of alcohol, as well as common street and prescription drugs on the body; interpreting drug screens; how alcohol absorption can be delayed or increased; and the connection between drug levels and impairment. There is so much to know about the science behind drug and alcohol-related impairment, but this program will establish useful basic principles, including: 1. The expected e...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Entrenchment Mediation Training: For Mediators in Court-Annexed Mediation Programs

Join us for a discussion from our expert panel about their tips and techniques for handling entrenchment; getting parties to invest in the mediation and stay at the table; breaking the 90 minute barrier; and breaking the impasse to reach a settlement.

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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
2
Price$100

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
1.5
Price$75

Recent Developments in Restrictive Covenants & Non-competes

Restrictive covenants, including non-competes, are used by many employers to restrict a former employee's ability to work for a competitor after cessation of his or her employment. While New York courts tend to disfavor them, it is also well established that non-compete provisions will be enforced under certain circumstances. Our distinguished panel will discuss factors to be considered including: the employer's legitimate protectable interests; the scope of the restrictions, including...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Veterans Law Case Update: What You Need to Know

Join Thomas Kniffen, retired from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after 16 continuous years of service as an attorney, as he discusses what you need to know to help veterans and their dependents obtain VA disability compensation and pension benefits. In Part 4 of the lunchtime series, Tom will provide an update on the important recent veterans law cases.

General Credits
1
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
1.25
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
8.25
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

Drafting and Negotiating Employment and Separation Agreements

If you are an employment law practitioner, in-house counsel or advise employers or employees on workplace or compensation-related matters, you cannot afford to miss this program. An expert panel will cover numerous legal issues and challenges that arise when drafting and negotiating employment and severance agreements and will provide practical tips and tools to enhance your drafting skills. Topics to be addressed include: best practices for documenting employment relationships t...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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
1.5
Price$75

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

The VA Appeal Process

Join Thomas Kniffen, retired from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after 16 continuous years of service as an attorney, as he discusses what you need to know to help veterans and their dependents obtain VA disability compensation and pension benefits. In Part 3 of the lunchtime series, Tom will discuss the VA appeal process.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
1.5
Price$75

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
1.75
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
1.5
Price$75

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

The Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Law

Hear from a panel of experts about the serious ramifications that even low-level state criminal convictions can have on immigration status.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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
1.75
Price$75

So You’re Interested in Being an Assistant DA

Join NYCLA's Young Lawyers Section for a lively discussion of how to best prepare yourself for a career as an assistant District Attorney, including what skills need to be developed, possible challenges to be confronted, and how to deal with ethical and professionalism issues.

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. Recent events 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
1.25
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

Understanding VA Pensions

Join Thomas Kniffen, retired from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after 16 continuous years of service as an attorney, as he discusses what you need to know to help veterans and their dependents obtain VA disability compensation and pension benefits.

General Credits
1
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
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 these challenging times. Julie shares her story and those of other attorneys who have decided to create the life they desire, fueled by well-being. She de...

General Credits
1.25
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
1.75
Price$75

What You Need to Know About DeFi: Decentralized Finance and the Law

Join NYCLA's Law and Technology Committee to learn how to prepare your practice and business, both technically and legally, to incorporate the new emerging technology trends -- both safely an efficiently -- to stay ahead of the competition. The traditional finance market is centralized. Central authorities issue the currency that powers our economy. Centralized financial organizations, e.g., banks, control our assets. The centralization of authority and practice across the financial sys...

General Credits
1.75
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
1.25
Price$50