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Advance Conflict of Interest Waivers: Do's and Don'ts

In recent years, advance conflict of interest waivers have become increasingly common in law firm retainer agreements. In this CLE program, Ronald Minkoff, one of New York’s leading ethics lawyers and head of the Professional Responsibility Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C., will discuss these popular waivers: what they mean; what Rules of Professional Conduct govern them; their history in New York and nation-wide; relevant cases and ethics opinions; and their application in par...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Common Ethical Dilemmas in Civil Practice

The ethical obligations that attorneys must uphold may be complicated, never more so than when it’s your client who is blurring the lines. This CLE course will explain ethical codes of competence, candor, confidentiality and diligence. The course will present challenging dilemmas in civil practices such as when a client commits perjury, managing social media posts and addressing scams targeting settlement monies in a firm’s trust fund. Practical advice on preventing and managing these and many...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Estate Planning Retainer Agreements and Engagement Letters

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

Ethical Considerations: Retainers and Disclaimers in Cannabis Law

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethical Tips for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

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

Ethics Credits
3
Price$150

Ethics and Aggressive Lawyering

In this CLE program, a panel of experts including a professional responsibility practitioner and experienced commercial litigator, a former First Deputy Disciplinary Committee and Professional Responsibility attorney and the Deputy Chief of the Attorney Grievance Committee will discuss the limits of aggressive lawyering and how attorneys can avoid crossing the ethical line when representing their clients.

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$100

Removing Gender Bias From Your Speech and Papers

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics and Professionalism

Much of an attorney’s job is about getting the legal system to work for them, but there are still some lines that can’t be crossed. This CLE course will explain those lines and provide a comprehensive understanding of the Rules of Professional Conduct and how they apply to past, present and prospective clients, the Court, and their adversaries.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethics of Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know

Social Media has changed the way the people interact and share information in ways that seemed unthinkable a few years ago. This CLE course will explain the types of social media that exist and how they can be ethically used in your practice or as marketing for your practice. Finally, the course will discuss avoiding ethical pitfalls when using social media. Learning Objectives: I. Understand the types of social media in existence and how to use them in an ethical manner. II. Explor...

Ethics Credits
1.4
Price$75

The Complexities of Multijurisdictional Practice: Deciphering Rule 5.5

Many, if not most lawyers, engage in multijurisdictional (MJP) practice from time to time. For example, a criminal defense lawyer might be asked to represent a client in a state where she is not licensed. Or perhaps a lawyer is asked to travel to a state where he is not licensed to negotiate a contract. Some lawyers, those who practice immigration law for example, regularly engage in MJP. This is an increasingly important topic because MJP will only become more common in the future, especi...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Trust Yourself: A Basic Guide to Using Trust Accounts for Legal Fees

This CLE presentation, intended for newer practitioners, covers some of the basics of using trust accounts for legal fees. Lawyers, especially those with high volume practices who accept smaller flat fees for cases, often want to avoid depositing upfront fees into their trust accounts. This presentation discusses when unearned fees paid upfront can be deposited directly into the operating account and weighs the pros and cons of doing so. It also addresses where to look to find the applicabl...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Disqualification by Reason of Vicarious Conflict of Interest

In an increasingly mobile society, one in which lawyers generally expect to spread their careers over several law firms, the rules governing professional conduct generally require allowing such commerce without strangling careers on the one hand, while accounting for clients’ ongoing expectations of confidentiality on the other. In this CLE program, noted real estate law author and practitioner Dov Treiman discusses when the disqualification of one attorney in a firm effects a disquali...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Ethical and Effective Social Media for Lawyers

As social media has become entwined with our personal and professional lives, attorneys must be aware of their ethical obligations with respect to the many social media platforms that are being used. It is not uncommon for attorneys to share information on a regular basis by blogging, having a website, commenting on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. When using these platforms and communicating this information attorneys must be sure they are not committing any ethical violations.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Recognizing and Removing Bias from the Legal Profession

Have you been hearing about implicit bias and wondering what that means and if it affects you? Do you question whether the legal profession truly upholds justice and fairness for all? Maybe you’re just wondering what all the hullabaloo is about. In any case, this CLE is for you. Together we will explore the origins of bias, define implicit and explicit bias, look at ways that bias has impacted the legal profession, and define the causes of action arising from bias.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Recognition, Understanding and Intervention

Presented by seasoned attorney and acclaimed author on intervention Mick Meagher, Esq., this CLE course offers insight into identifying the signs of addiction within the accepted guidelines and how to define addiction and addictive behaviors. The course will review the disease process of addiction, the warning signs to look for and how addiction impacts the lives of substance abusers both personally and professionally.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Technology, Ethics, and Estate Planning Practice Management

This CLE program will discuss how estate planners can use technology, sometimes in creative ways, to enhance their practice, add efficiencies and cost savings, and provide better protection from problems. How can document generation software enable you to create more robust documents at less cost and permit you to provide better service and planning to your clients. How can you adapt common tools such as calendar and billing systems to provide better communication with your clients, and better...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Estate Planning, Guardianship and Medicaid Eligibility

An Estate Planning and Elder Law Primer for practitioners who do not practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Learn the ins and outs of Asset Protection, Estate Tax Planning, the importance of Advance Directives, Probate, Special Needs Planning and Medicaid planning.

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

Life Time Trusts and the Surrogate's Court: Revocable Trusts; Decanting and Ethics

The many advantages of revocable trusts have made them a go-to as a vehicle for estate planning. But as with all legal remedies, the decision whether to implement them should be determined on a case by case basis. This CLE course will offer a complete overview of revocable trusts including the process, costs, eligibility, jurisdiction, surrogate court litigation and the overall pros and cons of revocable trusts in estate planning.

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

Ethics for Compliance and Legal Professionals

This CLE session focuses on ethical considerations and the significant competing interests that compliance professionals and securities attorneys face on a daily basis. Practitioners discuss the roles and responsibilities of compliance professionals and securities attorneys and the nature and scope of their ethical obligations in different situations. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discover the impact of misconduct. Define unethical practices; use actual case stud...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in Copyright Law

This CLE program will focus on the current state of copyright law. Listen to a star-studded panel from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz's IP Litigation Group as they present a rundown of the latest developments. Topics include: Copyright ownership of film, video and other content Defending small copyright claims Copyright ownership of graffiti and other “street” art Star Athletica and ownership of cheerleader uniform designs and other fashion executions Recent cases affecting copyrig...

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

Legal Ethics from the Perspective of a Plaintiff’s Malpractice Attorney

In this CLE course, legal malpractice attorney Jefferey O. Katz, along with colleague Eric J. Chisholm, explore some of the potential pitfalls every practicing attorney should be aware of. Mr. Katz and Mr. Chisholm will address several impacts of rapidly-changing technology on our duties as practitioners, including the growing consumer expectation for on-demand services, the risks involved in ever-expanding modes of communication, and methods for using technology as an asset to limit the risks...

Ethics Credits
6.5
Price$250

Avoiding Problems With Real Estate Clients

This CLE program will cover the most common reasons clients complain about Real Estate Attorneys and offer tips on how to avoid them. By following these tips you will receive referrals instead of grievance complaints or malpractice claims. Best practices for billing and offering consultations to real estate clients will also be discussed. The presenter is Kenneth Landau a partner in the Mineola law firm of Shayne, Dachs, Sauer and Dachs where he concentrates in the areas of negligence,...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Issues in Criminal Practice

Ethical issues force themselves on the busy lawyer amidst the whirlwind of an extremely contentious criminal trial. Sometimes they arise before trial-or even before a crime- occurs. Unfortunately, many practicing lawyers are unable to recognize ethical issues when they arise, largely because they are rarely clear-cut. However, it is the responsibility the attorney, under the rules of professional conduct, to find a straightforward resolution to any ethical dilemma that arises in a criminal cas...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

How to Avoid Legal Malpractice

Learn from an expert about what constitutes legal malpractice and how best to avoid it. The program will cover such claims as breach of fiduciary duty, professional misconduct, conflicts, the scope of the attorney-client relationship, determining legal competency and more. In addition, materials will cover initiation of legal malpractice lawsuit, defenses to legal malpractice, champerty, unauthorized practice of law, attorneys’ fees, calculations and justification for charges, as well as fee d...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Inter-Firm Privilege and the Disciplinary Process: How to Protect Your Communications and Not Get Disciplined

It’s been a season of firsts for New York lawyers. In recent months a New York appellate court issued a landmark decision recognizing, for the first time, that certain communications between lawyers in a law firm may be protected by the attorney-client privilege (known as the inter-firm privilege). Additionally, the New York Court System adopted uniform rules for imposing attorney discipline, which is expected to bring some much-needed consistency to a process that has been known to change d...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Principles of Agency: Foundation of Ethics

As all attorneys know or should know, every attorney is, ipso facto, an agent of each client, with concomitant fiduciary duties to the client. This CLE program provides a unique opportunity to understand the principles of agency law, giving attorneys a greater grounding in ethical responsibilities and a ready compass for detangling knotty ethical questions. Moreover, agency relationships are everywhere and, importantly, often inadvertently arise. Whether entered into intentionally or unintenti...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Ethical Issues in Supervising Others: Can Their Misconduct Become Yours?

Whether you are a solo practitioner, a partner in a large firm, in-house counsel, or a government attorney, you don’t practice alone. Most likely you have non-lawyer staff, law clerks, and partners or other colleagues with whom you work. While you take care to ensure that you are always complying with applicable codes of professional conduct, what happens if someone in your office engages in misconduct? Could you be held responsible for that person's actions? This CLE program presented...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Dealing with Difficult Attorneys

Have you ever been frustrated when litigating a case or negotiating a transaction because opposing counsel seems intent on thwarting your every move? Then join NYCLA’s Task Force on Professionalism to learn tips and techniques for dealing with difficult counsel. Civility in and out of the courtroom has never been more important, given the challenges of practicing in the legal profession in the current economic environment. A distinguished panel with members from private practice, the judiciary...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Intake Process & Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases

The strategy in trying a legal case begins from the very first step - the intake interview. How that interview is conducted is critical in choosing and building a successful case. Nursing home cases are no different. Whether interviewing the injured party or a family member, this CLE course will outline what questions to ask, how to establish the chronology of events leading up to the incident in question, how to properly obtain medical records and the role of the Illinois Department of Health w...

Total Credits
1
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$50

Prevention, Detection & Treatment of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

This vitally important CLE program focuses on substance abuse and related issues which affect a surprising and disproportionate number of legal professionals. The program will raise attorney awareness about the challenges of identifying the initial behavior which indicate abuse of alcohol, drugs and even prescription medication. The consequences of such behavior, which constitutes an attorney's breach of ethical or legal obligations resulting in possible State Bar sanctions or resulting in cri...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Pitfalls Relating to Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

Solo practitioners and small firms face ethical perils unique to their practices. Medium and large firm practitioners who intend to start a new law firm will face many of the same ethical problems. However, most ethical dilemmas can be avoided by simple risk management techniques and a basic understanding of common pitfalls that arise in these types of practices. The goal of the program is to help attendees avoid disciplinary complaints and legal malpractice claims by recognizing et...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethical Issues in Making Capacity Decisions

“Capacity” is a medical determination that is broadly used to describe a person’s ability to act in a legal environment, as well as the level to which they are accountable or responsible for their actions. The incidence of cases in which capacity is an issue has grown substantially in the past few years because of the aging demographic and the increasing number of cases involving serious mental illness, substance and/or alcohol abuse, or other related mental health concerns. In civil matters,...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Legal Ethics Relating to Social Media

Social media has transformed the way we think, the way we communicate, the way we socialize and the way we work. But for the legal profession, the advent of social media has created a world of ethical pitfalls that attorneys in all fields must learn to avoid. This CLE course will examine these ethics and how to navigate the world of social media advertising, marketing and communications without breaching their ethical responsibilities. The course will focus on applicable RPC’s, advertising, ma...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics: A Review of Traditional Issues and a Discussion of Ethics in the Cyber Age

This CLE program will provide a review of the traditional areas of ethical concerns, including the establishment and termination of the attorney-client relationship, attorney's fees, marketing and advertising the legal practice and the duty of candor toward the tribunal as well as exploring the ethical issues resulting from communication in cyber space, including firms web pages, social media, cloud-computing, the requirements of maintaining client confidentiality in electronic communications,...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Mortgage Contingency Clause and Ethical Issues in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Contracts

There are countless ways a real estate deal can go sour. Anything from the wide range of procedural issues to the emotional state of buyers and sellers can undo even the most ironclad agreement. This CLE course will explain the various contingencies that can stand in the way of finalizing real estate deals, both commercial and residential. Topics include: May the Buyer Apply to a Mortgage Broker? How Soon Does the Buyer Need to Apply? What if the Buyer Obtains a Commitment in a Diff...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$75

Bias in the Legal Profession

Learn how to make sure that you and your firm makes employment decisions in an unbiased manner. This CLE course will teach how bias can translate into legal causes of action and show how these lawsuits have affected certain law firms. Learn what to avoid, what actions to take, and how to make sure that our profession creates a fair and just playing field for all.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics 101 for In-House Counsel

This seminar will guide in-house counsel through important issues of professional responsibility that they face on a regular basis: rules that govern privileged communications, electronic discovery, contact with former employees, conflicts of interest, and others. Tannenbaum Helpern partners Vincent J. Syracuse, Jamie B.W. Stecher, Andrew W. Singer and Paul D. Sarkozi will utilize a series of hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate critical problems and offer problem-solving techniques...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Child Abuse Reporting Obligations: What Attorneys Need to Know

While reports of child abuse are more prevalent today than in the past, there are still an untold number of abuses that go unreported. One of the ways to address this issue is to assign certain individuals as mandatory child abuse reporters. Given their position of trust and respect in society as well as their likely association with victims of such abuse, attorneys in Oregon are one group that has been designated, requiring them to complete regular training as part of their continuing legal edu...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics, Civility And The Newly Admitted Attorney

Hear from NYCLA President Lewis Tesser and a panel of other experts about how to maintain an ethical practice and avoid having disciplinary proceedings brought against you. Topics include: Complying with the NY Rules of Professional Conduct What to Do If You Develop a Personal Problem; Where to Get Help What Does Civility Really Mean Recordkeeping Responsibilities Proper Accounting for An Attorney Escrow Account Disciplinary Proceedings: Suspension; Formal Charges; Resignation

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Legal Ethics in the Context of the Electronic Age

As attorneys, no one is better educated as to how to fight against legal malpractice suits. Nor is anyone better qualified to determine when a suit should be brought against another attorney. It is perhaps that knowledge that motivates attorneys to ensure that no suit can be brought against them while making them indisposed to bringing a suit against others unless very sure of the verity of the claim. This CLE course will explain how to avoid claims against yourself, protect yourself fro...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Major League Baseball and Alex Rodriguez: An Opportunity to Examine Ethical Issues Arising from Labor Arbitration

It played out like a soap opera on the pages of news and television screens across the nation. It may have been the most discussed and covered labor penalty appeal arbitration in history but the investigation, discipline and controversy generated by Major League Baseball's suspension of superstar Alex Rodriguez for 162 games, all of the 2014 season, the longest suspension short of a lifetime ban issued in baseball history opens the door for a deeper examination of potentially conflicting legal a...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Applying Mediation Principles to Family Law Issues

Mediation is a form of ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) that may be used in civil disputes, family law matters, eldercare, and many other fields. In this course you will be given an overview of mediation skills and techniques from a trained attorney/mediator. The lecture will apply mediation principles to practice areas in family law. Whether you are an attorney contemplating starting a mediation practice or are simply looking to gain practical insight into this growing field this lecture is...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Ethical Considerations in No-Fault Litigation

No fault litigation occupies an interesting place in the legal system. A method of avoiding the costs and hassle of legal battles, no-fault litigation comes with some potential pitfalls of its own, not the least of which is the ethical considerations of working slightly out-of-bounds of the standard system. This CLE course will explore those ethical considerations and how to navigate them in the process of no-fault litigation. The course will cover how to maintain clear communication i...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Common Ethical Issues and Pitfalls

Certain recurring ethical issues are encountered with regularity in the everyday practice of law. The nature of attorney/client privilege and confidentiality, analysis of conflict issues and the obligations of an attorney to other counsel and the fact-finding tribunal, result in frequent consultation of the rules of ethics. The course will cover the most common ethical issues confronted by attorneys, and the presenter will discuss hypotheticals posed by the live audience.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Current Issues in Legal Ethics

The widespread use of internet communications by attorneys in advertising and with clients requires a re-examination of the ethical rules. The course will examine attorney's speech, what lawyers can and cannot say on a website, in personal and professional blogs and on social networking sites, as well as other ethical issues including setting and collecting fees, privilege and confidentiality and proceedings before the Disciplinary Board. Topics Covered include: attorney's speech - on...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Common Estate Planning Errors and How to Prevent Them

Estate Planning seems relatively straightforward—a client asks for a will and the attorney draws it up. The attorney does what he is asked, and the client is happy, so all is well, right? Not exactly. In fact, there is a tremendous amount of research and fact-finding that the responsible attorney must complete before drafting a will to ensure the client’s assets are truly protected and to avoid a malpractice suit in the long run. This CLE course will explain the most common errors inclu...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100


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