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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.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Basics of Social Security Disability Practice What Should You Expect

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

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

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...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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...

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

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.

Prof Practice
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.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Florida DWI Case Law Updates

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

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

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.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
9.5
Price$310

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...

Prof Practice
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.

Prof Practice
1.5
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...

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Basics in Transitioning The Family Owned Business

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

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

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...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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...

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

A Primer of Florida Defamation Law: Issues and Pitfalls

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

Prof Practice
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...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

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...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Decide to Thrive: The Case for Lawyer Well-Being

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

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...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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...

Law Prac Mgmt
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...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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...

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Rogue Officers, Police Reform and Hot Topics Under Section 1983

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

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Handling New Jersey Landlord-Tenant Matters In The COVID Era

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

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

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

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

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

The Basics of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Estate Planning

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

This fun interactive course will go through what questions to ask, what answers to give and how to issue spot and strategize with a prospective client through a mock client consultation. A client consultation is an attorney’s chance to set him or herself apart from other attorneys to not only win the client, but also gathering the information an attorney needs to strategize and effectively represent the individual. Family Law issues are often emotionally charged and this course will address...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Trial Preparation Skills: Personal Injury Cases

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Effective Appellate Advocacy

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

ADA and Psychiatric Disabilities

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Alphabet Soup of Employment Laws

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

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Be Prepared! A Survey of Trial Preparation for Lawyers

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Advanced Strategies for Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies

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

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Employee Handbook Do’s and Don’ts

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

CA Athlete Agency Law: Part II

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Common Mistakes Lawyers Make with Clients and How to Avoid Them

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Law Prac Mgmt
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Tips and Pointers for Reviewing Contracts

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

How to Handle a Claim for Veterans Benefits

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Fundamental Issues of Traffic Stops

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

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

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

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

How to Start and Build out a Law Practice

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

Law Prac Mgmt
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Essential Strategies for Navigating Clients through Cannabis & Real Estate in 2020

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

New Challenges For Brownfield Redevelopment: Emerging Contaminants

Just when every State in the Country has developed a Brownfield Cleanup Program to facilitate the remediation of contamination commonly found on former industrial sites for new uses, a new class on contaminants called “Emerging Contaminants” or “Forever Chemicals” is further complicating development of these sites. This CLE Presentation will: Review the benefits of Brownfield Cleanup Programs, including financial and liability release incentives; Discuss ongoing issues with Brownfield...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Nuts and Bolts of Family Immigration Petitions

A simplistic approach to understanding the intricacies of family based petition. This CLE Presentation will address the following: Who can sponsor whom; The process as it applies to different categories of sponsorship; Cost; and Timing. A discussion of various types of forms used, and when to use each form based on individual eligibility. These forms will be accompanied by the Instructions to guide you through the Family Immigration Petitions.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Collections in the Age of Covid

We are living through incredible times. No one could have suspected on New Years’ 2020 that we would be facing a global pandemic that virtually shut down life as we know it. All too many businesses remain closed or are opening to a fraction of capacity. Many people remain out of work or working part-time. But what can you do if a business entity or person/consumer owes you money? Such receivables could wreak havoc on your own business and its future viability. Being the managing partne...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Family Based Immigration

One of the most common ways for people to get a permanent resident status is through a family member. U.S. citizens and green card holders can help certain family members immigrate to the United States. This is a several-step process. The U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident files a family visa petition, then foreign national relative files an application to become a permanent resident. Each step involves different legal and factual issues that I will discuss today.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

International Data Movement: Issue Spotting from Afar

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Civil Rights Movements During COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know

With COVID-19 social distancing, high unemployment rates, #DefundPolice, the Black Lives Matter movement and the upcoming presidential election, tensions in the workplace are high. How can employers effectively address these tensions in workplace before they explode into chaos? This CLE presentation will provide best practices for handling civil rights movements that spill into workplace with the hopes of keeping the workplace safe and staying out of court.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Advanced Construction Law for Attorneys: Beyond the Basics

Over 40 years of practice in the area of Construction Law have shown that there is a lot more to being a Construction Lawyer than handling contract claims. This CLE Course is designed to discuss various areas of the law that Construction Lawyers need to know in order to best serve their Clients and Companies. This CLE Presentation will take a quick look at handling of Claims and go into some of the nuances. Primarily, we will review other areas of the law, other than Labor Law, and g...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Bad Faith Insurance Law in California

An Introduction to bad faith Insurance Law in California. This CLE presentation will provide a summary of the basic principles to present and defend claims involving the wrongful denial of insurance benefits. California has developed its own body of case law and regulations that will be discussed and analyzed.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Family Law Basics

This CLE course addresses some of the basic issues that counsels in the family law arena will face when dealing with domestic relations cases. The course also encourages counsels to consider the importance of encouraging counseling between the parties, as well as to encourage married parties to consider remaining married when possible for the sake of their families and for the sake of themselves: many people do not consider the long term ramifications and financial implications of divorce, nor...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Administrative Hearing Process Or Government Overreach

A system of justice has evolved in the United States where a fourth branch of government develops and enforces a variety of rules governing individuals, professionals and businesses. Administrative law tribunals conduct as many as ten times the number of hearings as Article lll courts conduct trials. This CLE presentation focuses on the process of defending an action against a professional license in Washington State. The curriculum will walk a party through an overview of the deve...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Ethics Primer: Privileges, Confidentiality And Conflicts Of Interest

What is the attorney client privilege? When does it apply? Can it be waived? Does it apply during an investigation? Does it apply to former employees? What about confidentiality? What is covered by the work product privilege? This CLE Lecture will discuss the basics, and subtleties, of the attorney client privilege, work product privilege, and confidentiality. It will also cover the identification, and avoidance, of conflicts of interest, including attorney disqualifications....

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

An Attorney’s Guide to IRS Practices and Procedures

This CLE course will review the basics of IRS Practice and Procedures. We will review the significance of the Notice of Deficiency and discuss a basic approach for meeting the requirements of the audit, appeal and Tax Court process. Various strategies for successfully and effectively representing your client in this process will be discussed.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

This Isn’t Rocket Science! All You Need to Know About Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition

Due to the recent climate, many practitioners will most likely find themselves face to face with a client who needs help filing a bankruptcy petition. This CLE class will cover the basic fundamentals and give the practitioner valuable guidance needed to file their first Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. If you are looking to add Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings to your business, this Bankruptcy 101 class is exactly what you need. We will cover essential bankruptcy practices and provide documents...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

An Inside Job: The L1 and EB1 Visas for Intracompany Transferees

The United States recognizes that no matter how many qualified American workers are out there, that sometimes multinational companies need people from within their own ranks to manage their businesses in the U.S., and so it created a few visa categories specifically aimed at incentivizing and facilitating the movement of high ranking managers and executives across borders. This CLE presentation will explain the basic requirements of these visa categories, how the categories have evolv...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Navigating the New Coronavirus Laws

This CLE presentation will discuss practical and legal considerations for employers as they begin their reopening process. We will review employers’ obligations under the new federal sick leave law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. We will address safety considerations for employees returning to work. We will also take a look at possible lawsuits that may be on the horizon, and steps employers can take to protect their businesses.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The State Tax Man Cometh Knocking: South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. & the Rapidly Evolving State & Local Tax Environment

The Decision by the United States Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., has dramatically changed the state tax environment for businesses. State tax authorities have started aggressively pursuing out-of-state sellers and in many cases are applying their laws retroactively to tax periods prior to the Wayfair decision. Moreover, many states are not stopping at sales taxes and are expanding and changing the definitions of nexus in the areas of direct taxes including gross receipts, inco...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Guiding Witnesses Through The Minefield of FINRA On-The-Record Interviews (OTRs)

One of the key Investigative Techniques used by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) are on-the-record interviews (OTRs). This CLE course will discuss in detail the dynamics of FINRA OTRs and how to properly prepare and represent witnesses during these proceedings. What is FINRA really trying to accomplish. What should the witness try to achieve and how can the witness avoid dangerous pitfalls.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Now I Know My SDKs: Legal Considerations for Use of Tracking Tech for Analytics & Advertising

This CLE program will explore privacy and advertising considerations around the use of Software Development Kits (SDKs) and related tracking technologies in your apps. We will explore all things SDK including: What are SDKs and how do companies use them for analytics, advertising, and other functionalities? Why are third party SDKs resulting in lawsuits and PR concerns? For example, Zoom’s use of the Facebook SDK led to legal claims. What type of notice and choice do SDKs require...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Representing the 1031 Tax Free Exchange Client, Including Recent Deadline Extensions

This program will provide attendees with a solid overview of the 1031 process along with issues that may present 1031 exchange options for their clients that may not be quite as obvious. Our expert presenter will also address the recent deadline extension which could be very valuable to an attorney that may have a client that is in the middle of a 1031 exchange

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Dotting “I”s and Crossing “T”s: An Overview Guide of NYC Housing Law

New York City Housing Law litigation is strongly rooted in statutes. Failing to dot and “I” or properly crossing a “T” make prove fatal. In this course, the participant will be given an overview of many parts of housing litigation that is heavily impacted by statutory requirements. This CLE course is especially helpful if you are new to landlord-tenant litigation. If you are already a veteran the course also discusses the recent changes in housing law as codified in the June 2019 Hous...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Cancellation Of Removal Part 2: For Certain Legal Permanent Residents

This CLE lecture "CANCELLATION of removal for certain Legal permanent residents" (Green Card Holders) focuses on a defense approach to dealing with certain Legal Permanent residents who are facing deportation due to a criminal violation of the terms of their status. This course will also focus on some of the root reasons why a permanent resident would be facing removal proceedings as well as the need to become a United States Citizen We will examine the necessary requirements and tips on how t...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Pre-Trial Motions: 4th and 5th Amendment Violations

Pretrial Motions are the bread and butter for any Criminal Defense Lawyer. This CLE will address the most common issues that originate from Violations of the 4th and 5th Amendments. Familiarity with the issues and nuances will enhance any Criminal Lawyers Practice and Effectiveness.

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Returning to the Firm Office: The New NOT Normal

Hear from the National Practice Director of Legal IT Services of Konica Minolta as he discusses what firms need to consider when planning to return to the office, having a staged return, or changing to a virtual environment. Topics to be discussed include: Managing outcomes in a distributed workforce Security and technology concerns Economic impact Physical safety IT Security and best practices

Law Prac Mgmt
1
Price$50

Make Sure Both Sides of the Story are Heard: Breaking Down a Domestic Violence Criminal Case

Attorney Mark Deniz, a former Domestic Violence Prosecutor will address how to break down a Domestic Violence Criminal Case. This CLE Presentation will provide you with the basics of a domestic violence case. You will learn what makes a criminal charge be classified as a DV case. You will learn the position of Domestic Violence Prosecutors and law enforcement. Finally, we will explore the Stages in a Domestic Violence case. We will end the video going over three case scenarios.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Starting a Solo Practice

One of the great things about being a lawyer is that you don’t have to spend your life working for other people: you can always “hang out your shingle” and practice on your own. When you start your own law practice, you are an entrepreneur, and will face many of the same management challenges entrepreneurs face when starting new businesses. Like any entrepreneur, you will need to create business, marketing and operations plans to ensure that your enterprise will be successful. In this ente...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Employment Law in the Time of COVID-19

A panel of experts will present a lively discussion on some of the hottest topics in employment law right now, including the issues employers and employees are facing as a result of COVID-19 and approaches to deal with them; AI; emotional distress damages; arbitration; … and more. There will also be time to address questions from the audience.

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Medical Malpractice: Pick Your Cases Carefully

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Intervention Strategies for Helping Legal Professionals

With the alarming prevalence of substance use and mental health disorders in the legal profession, it is imperative that we are all armed with the knowledge and insight of how to approach someone who may be struggling. Certain approaches yield greater results than others. While many of us have viewed the “Intervention” show on television, Johnson style interventions don’t typically produce excellent results. Language is key when approaching someone you care about and having them be able to “he...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Non-Competes, Non-Disclosure (NDAs) and other Agreements that Regulate Employees’ Conduct

Every company owns valuable tangible and intangible assets that might be illegally appropriated by a disgruntled former or current employee. These assets can be protected by Restrictive Covenant agreements which include: “Non-Compete” and “Non-Solicitation” agreements Non-Disclosure agreements (“NDAs”) including “customer list” protection Trade Secret agreements Non-Disparagement agreements Agreements Covering Company Owned Intellectual Property Agreements to Return Company Owned T...

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

Restrictive Covenants and State Governments: A Discussion on Recent State Laws Modifying the Use of Noncompetes

This CLE program will discuss the recent trend amongst state governments to crack down on the use of non-competition agreements by businesses and employers. Recent laws have been passed by several states, and these laws differ widely in scope. The speaker will discuss how these laws modify the general standards regarding how businesses evaluate the use of restrictive covenants.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in Broadway Law: Attack of the Coronavirus

On March 12, 2020, all of Manhattan’s 41 Broadway theaters closed at once due to COVID-19, shutting down both long-running hits like Hamilton and Wicked and new plays and musicals. This CLE program explores the complicated legal issues facing the professional theater industry as a result of COVID-19, which involve temporary livestreamed theatrical programming, the role of unions, intellectual property protection, ongoing contractual obligations, insurance coverage policies, refunds for cancell...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Re-Capturing the Family's Literary Jewels: Termination of Copyrights

Hold onto your seats on this one. It will surprise many of you and cause you to question long-held beliefs that a contract is a contract and that any law attempting to negate an agreement that constitutes a meeting of the minds, has been entered into consciously, in good faith, by all parties, and for valid consideration, can possibly be constitutional. (Well I have news for you. It can and it is). This CLE lecture is focused on what, even to entertainment industry professionals, mi...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Business, Tax and Ethical Fundamentals Every Transactional Lawyer Needs to Know

Understand the business and tax fundamentals associated with transactional law practices, as well as their ethical implications. Some of the important issues to be addressed include: the scope of engagement; factors to consider when accepting new clients or new matters; standards of care; what is taxable income, taxable liability, taxable gains and losses and gain and loss realization vs recognition; non-recognition provisions (1031 like kind exchanges; 1033 involuntary convers...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Skills, 1 Ethics
Price$100

Update in Arbitration Law

Arbitration law has undergone significant changes over the past year. This course will explain those changes, paying particular attention to staying or compelling arbitration, enforcing or vacating wards, non-party discovery and arbitration in the era of zoom. The course will present arguments against arbitration and present case studies in a variety of possible maneuvers that can be taken as well as explain the most recent considerations in arbitration law including that of non-party...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Basics of Asset Protection

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Hook, Line and Sinker: Tackling More Challenging Disability Cases

This CLE program will explore the benefits that are available to adults and children from the Social Security Administration that have a medical determinable impairment that prevents them from engaging in work activity or functioning for a period of 12 months or more. In particular, we will focus on the lesser known benefit options available including benefits for children, benefits for widow/widowers, benefits for disabled adult children and benefits for individuals with work history complica...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Small Business Reorganizations under New Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

The purpose of this CLE program will be to discuss the changes to the new Subchapter V of the bankruptcy code and its impact on small business reorganizations. On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”), Pub. L. No. 116-54 (2019). Congress increased the cap to $7,500,000 for the next year as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from $2,725,625.00. SBRA became effective on February 19, 2020. Thes...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

US Immigration Fundamentals Day 2: Family-Based Immigration; Removal Proceedings; Political Asylum and Practical Tips

In the uncertain political climate and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration law continues to be a hot button issue and a source of uncertainty and confusion. Gain an overview of what you need to know to practice immigration law successfully under the current political climate. The first day focuses on Non-immigrant Work-related Visa Categories and Obtaining a Green Card. The second day covers Family-based Immigration, Removal Proceedings and an Overview of Asylum and offer...

Total Credits
3
Incl. 2 PP, 1 Ethics
Price$150

ERISA Claim Appeals

This CLE presentation will address Pre-litigation Appeals of benefit denials in ERISA cases which are generally considered mandatory. Claim appeals are also often the key to success or failure in litigation, yet they are often given insufficient attention both by claimants and plan administrators. This course will examine the origin and purpose behind claim appeals, the “rules of the road” (i.e., the Department of Labor’s regulations), and cases that have shaped how claim appeals are conducted...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

US Immigration Fundamentals Day 1: Non-Immigrants; Employment-Based: Pandemic, Politics, Confusion

In the uncertain political climate and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration law continues to be a hot button issue and a source of uncertainty and confusion. Gain an overview of what you need to know to practice immigration law successfully under the current political climate. The first day focuses on Non-immigrant Work-related Visa Categories and Obtaining a Green Card. Day 1: Non-immigrant Categories; Labor Certification and Employment-Based Immigration -- Introductio...

Total Credits
3
Incl. 2 PP, 1 Ethics
Price$150

Cybersecurity During COVID-19 and Working From Home: If You Think It’s Not Your Problem … You’re Wrong!

Do you and your firm feel that cybersecurity issues are not pressing issues that you must concern yourself with? Maybe that used to be the case, but during the current pandemic, with so many people working from home and telecommuting, cybersecurity issues are EVERY lawyer's concern both from a practical and ethical standpoint. Questions to be addressed include: What is Cybersecurity? Whose problem is it? What are the issues lawyers and firms are facing? Why should lawyers a...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Skills, 1 Ethics
Price$100

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Effective and Ethical Paralegal Litigation Techniques to Enhance Your Firm's Productivity During the Pandemic and Beyond

Join experienced litigator Kenneth Mother as he provides a very practical overview of how legal assistants can efficiently, and ethically, assist attorneys in litigation. Covering ethics to e-filing, filing documents (so you can actually find them when preparing for trial), to finding the layers of court rules, discovery -- including deposition digest -- trial preparation and trial process, this program will provide paralegals with the tools they need to help attorneys run their liti...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Vaccine Law in the Time of COVID-19

This CLE course will give participants an overview of the main areas of law impacted by the public policy favoring vaccination, including: The regulation and administration of vaccines; Intellectual property protections for vaccines; Public and private vaccination mandates and their exemptions; Vaccination injury reporting requirements; Operation of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation System. This presentation incorporates into each segment the impact of COVID-19, including varia...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Who Keeps the Cash? How the CARES Act Impacts Retirement Fund Distributions and Bankruptcy

This CLE course will provide an overview of the provisions of the Cares Act that relate to individual bankruptcies, retirement fund withdrawals and loans. Will my 'stimulus' check count against me in bankruptcy? The CARES Act Provides Additional Relief to Consumer Debtors in Bankruptcy. Can I avoid all penalties when taking funds out of my retirement account? Attorney Marteal Lamb answers all these questions and more in this course to explain how the CARES Act impacts retirement f...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Social Security Disability Law Basics

Would you like to learn the basic nuts and bolts of a Social Security Disability claim? Are you ready to learn a new topic or add a new practice area to your existing law practice? This CLE course will cover the fundamentals of Social Security Disability administrative law. Includes an overview of the application process from claim filing through to administrative hearing and beyond to the claim payment and appellate process. Key administrative law regulations and caselaw will be referenced a...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Ethical Attorney Business Development During a Crisis

The Coronavirus has turned our world upside down and changed the way we work and connect with our clients, peers and other business associates. Yet this crisis could still create new opportunities to connect and promote yourself and your firm without seeming thoughtless and uncaring. Learn how to become a resource to your clients, position yourself as a “Go To” authority at a time when people are clamoring for leadership, use virtual tools and social media to build and maintain relation...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 PP, 1 Ethics
Price$100

ERISA for Dummies

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Mandatory Abuse Reporting for Oregon Attorneys

Oregon’s elusive education requirements for child and elder abuse reporting can be met in this one, exciting, thrilling, story-based CLE! So while this will certainly be less entertaining than the latest superhero blockbuster, we will use real life examples of what elder abuse and child abuse can look like to walk through what the problem looks like and what an attorney’s reporting responsibilities are.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Basics Of Social Security Disability Under Titles 2 and 16 of the Act and Other Procedural Matters and Issues

This CLE course discusses relevant statutory and case law related to the United States Social Security Administration and the Social Security Act as well as two additional notes of recent regulatory change. This course will go over the history of the Nation’s Social Security Program with emphasis on the disability programs and procedures under Titles 2 and 16 of the Social Security Act. This Recent Regulatory change became effective on April 27, 2020. This CLE course will include an...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Acquisitions of Insurance Businesses

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

COVID-19: Business and Asset Protection

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Protecting Your Brand During a Pandemic

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Cancelling Contracts Due to Pandemics: The Jewish and American Law Views

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented shutdown of the American economy. Contractual obligations typically provide security to individuals and businesses, who rely on the obligations and benefits set forth in agreements to plan for the future. But what happens when circumstances are so unusual that everyone's expectations are completely upended? This CLE will address the issue of contractual obligations in the wake of unforeseen circumstances, such as a global pandemic, from...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Practicing Law in a Pandemic: Remote Lawyering in the Age of COVID-19 PART II

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sweeping changes to the way industries function both in the US and across the globe. As industries adapt to this new reality and the workforce learns to function remotely, risk assessment has changed as well. In the legal profession, that means a complete re-evaluation of confidentiality and client responsibility with a focus on risk management, client and staff communication and how to establish long and short term plans to effectively and successfully naviga...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

1031 Exchanges And The DST: What Attorneys Need to Know

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

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Practicing Law in a Pandemic: Remote Lawyering in the Age of COVID-19 Part I

The legal industry has dramatically changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more law firms across the country (and the world) are instructing attorneys and staff to work from home. For many, this is a significant change from what daily practice used to look like and lawyers are being asked to quickly adapt. But as we move to remote work platforms, the risk of mishandling confidential information and violating important duties to clients increases. How do you manage the risks to...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Show Me the Money! An Analysis of the Paycheck Protection Program in the CARES Act

Want to know the nuts & bolts of the Paycheck Protection Program loan provisions? This CLE course will address PPP within the Cares Act. Attorney Marteal Lamb will be discussing the requirements of the PPP & EIDL, how the PPP relates to law firms, the potential pitfalls, and the benefits it will provide. Topics include: Statutory conditions and procedure of loans Loan Provisions Deferral Assistance Penalties General information on statutory forgiveness eligibility requirements...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Advising Clients on Contractual Concessions Leveraging Force Majeure for COVID-19

This CLE session will highlight the use of force majeure clauses to obtain concessions for clients facing performance hardships due to COVID-19 and governmental mitigation measures. We will discuss the legal precedents addressing virus-related performance excuses and other analogous situations where courts have examined application of force majeure and similar defenses. You will leave with an arsenal of tools to weld in your negotiations on behalf of clients facing contractual termination or...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Business Interruption: The Developing Rough Coverage Storm Ahead

The unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, both from social distancing and the necessity to close businesses has created a domino effect across industries. Without an end in sight, businesses are evaluating their insurance policies to determine applicable coverage. This CLE course will explain business interruption insurance, its requirements and benefits and the review first cases filed for coverage.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Critical Legal Considerations for Healthcare Providers Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

This CLE course will cover the key legal issues that health care practitioners and facilities along the continuum of care should consider in developing both their short and long term response and recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic. We will cover President Trump’s March 13th Declaration of a National Emergency and its impact on providers, waivers of certain CMS conditions of participation, Section 1335 Waivers, EMTALA guidance for COVID-19 patients, relaxation of certain HIPAA provisions, s...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Marijuana and Hemp: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Over the last two decades, Marijuana and Hemp have been rebranded. Both have emerged as profitable industries in states that have fostered a conducive regulatory environments and investors have gravitated with cash in their pockets. As more states work towards marijuana legalization for either medical or retail purposes, many wonder when federal legalization will follow, if it does at all. Many states are also working to implement compliant hemp production programs under the USDA’s Domestic He...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

The New Discovery Law: Practical Impact In Criminal Practice

As of January 1, 2020, criminal discovery in New York has dramatically changed. These new laws place the burden on the prosecution to provide extensive discovery shortly after the arraignment. This lecture will provide an overview of the new discovery law, recent changes that were passed in the State Budget, examine how these changes have applied in criminal practice, and how to use this information most effectively for your clients.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

COVID-19 & Real Estate Transactions

This CLE presentation will discuss how COVID-19 has affected real estate transactions in NY. Specifically, this presentation will cover: (I) Issues Facing Parties Already in Contract (i.e. delayed or cancelled appraisals, delayed commitment letters, delayed purchase applications and delayed closings), (II) New Negotiation Strategies for Buyers/Sellers Not Yet in Contract (i.e. outside termination dates, funding contingency language, general deadline extension language, no closing if...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The “New Reality” of Design Responsibility for Construction Contractors and Subcontractors: Common Sense Recommendations

The ‘New Reality’ of design responsibility is that construction contractors and subcontractors are doing more design whether overtly by express “design delegation” or even, at times, unintentionally. The consequences of a contractor taking on design responsibility can be costly because with responsibility generally comes liability. Join us to discuss how and why this happens and provide some “common sense” recommendations to avoid, where possible taking on design risk. Const...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

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

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Cyberthreats to the Legal Profession: How Lawyers and Clients Can Protect their Data

Cybersecurity is now top of mind for many lawyers, law firms, and government agencies as increased numbers of lawyers and staff members are working from home and more services are being provided remotely due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Our speakers will discuss the threats that lawyers face, what you need to know about the reasonable security requirement in the NY SHIELD Act that takes effect on March 21, 2020, and the cybersecurity related obligations of lawyers. They will also outline steps...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Crime and Entertainment

This session looks at two distinct areas where criminal law and entertainment law intersect: when the crime is the story and when the criminals or victims are entertainment clients. The first part of the session will focus on issues producers and filmmakers will encounter when their film, TV, podcast, or theatrical project is based on a crime story - whether fictional or real (true crime) - and the legal complexities that can arise - such as life story rights, First Amendment rights, news wort...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Cannabis Regulation 101: An Overview of Licensing Regulations in All States

Although every state’s cannabis laws differ, there are categories within each state’s laws that are consistent. This CLE will introduce you to the basic framework that underlies all state cannabis regulations and will discuss the ways in which states have differed in their approaches. More specifically, this CLE will provide an overview of licensing regulations, including how medical and adult-use regulation differs, who can get a license, what types of licenses are commonly offered, w...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Handling Business Bankruptcy Cases

Gain an understanding of how to handle a business bankruptcy case under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Attention will also be paid to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, effective February 19, 2020, which provides a way for small businesses to file for reorganization in Bankruptcy Court.

Skills Credits
2.5
Price$125

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Understanding the Rights and Responsibilities of Creditors in Bankruptcy

Creditors often have a tendency to think that if a bankruptcy is filed they’re out of luck. While this may be true in some cases, there are many scenarios in which a creditor will be able to either gain some recovery on their debt, or at least preserve their right to pursue the debt either through a modification of an automatic stay or an adversary proceeding. The other side of this equation though is creditors who are overly aggressive. Many creditors - in particular when personal rela...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

What’s All the Fuss About Yellowstone Injunctions?

This CLE course will give a highlight of the recent developments of Yellowstone Injunction applications, brief case history and understanding the process of filing the Yellowstone injunction and its application to commercial tenancies; how to file for; how to defend against; and lease drafting if you are the commercial landlord.

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Athlete Agency Law: Keeping Athletes & Agents On the Field

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

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Navigating the Minefield of Wage and Hour Regulations in New York

This CLE course teaches the basics of Wage and Hour Law in New York. Whether you need to advise an employer about complying with minimum wage, overtime, necessary forms, and recordkeeping, or an employee comes to your office complaining his pay, this course will teach the basics of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), New York Labor Law (“NYLL”), Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”), Spread of Hours, and related Laws. Wage and Hour cases are overwhelming the Federal Dockets in the form of pr...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Foreclosure Prevention and Defense: Home is Where the Heart Is

The focus of this CLE is on the original intent of the Homeownership Protection Laws; that is, the intent which forms the bases of fundamental, statutory defenses that are available to practitioners in defending client’s in foreclosure actions, or in advancing homeowner- clients' right under the law to good-faith negotiations in settlement conferences, to achieve a loan modification or other workout whenever possible. The original intent was to either save the home from a foreclosure auction...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

The Growing Legal Issues Facing Cannabis at the State and Local Government levels

With over 33 states now having legalized cannabis, state and local control over medical and/or recreational marijuana has become a critical issue. Cannabis businesses, whether they be dispensaries, grow facilities or the like must consider zoning restrictions, and other regulations as part of their business planning. In this light it is important for attorneys in the area of cannabis law to be able to properly guide and counsel their clients to help them achieve their goals. The attorneys fro...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Bankruptcy 101: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy 101 starts with the basics of bankruptcy and provides the understanding and tools needed to determine whether a consumer should file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Taking you through the initial client interview and information and document gathering, Susan S. Blum will guide you through the bankruptcy petition, including the Statement of Financial Affairs and Schedules. She’ll discuss what the Means Test means in both chapters of bankruptcy and provide an overview of the national Chap...

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

From Enhancing Legal Department Project Management to Process Improvement

The CLE course will focus on how legal departments can benefit through committing to continuous improvement and methods by which improvements can be achieved. Program managers begin by deciding upon methods of collecting relevant information and then facilitating review of this information following (as well as during) each legal department project life-cycle. Process improvement will be considered in the context of formal and informal project management with applications of Lean and Six Sigma...

Law Prac Mgmt
3
Price$150

Fiduciary Duty For Lawyers In The Capital Markets

This CLE Course will address the Professional Standards for Lawyers, and other Professionals in the Capital Markets and Financial Service Industry. It will include subjects such as legal opinions, advising the Board with respect to unlawful and unethical conduct and conflicts, and representing the organization and constituents who may have adverse interests. There will be discussion of the overriding concept of Fiduciary Duty, and the Specia...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Introduction of Global Wine Laws

This CLE presentation will summarize the national laws that regulate wine cultivation, production and labeling in each of the top ten, and seven other, wine producing countries of the world. It will also name the top wine regions and wines in each of these countries. The purpose of these laws, which are essentially consumer protection laws, is to enable the wine drinker to know where the wine has come from and the grape varietals used in the wine production; essentially, the more specific the...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Estate Administration, Estate Planning and Lien Resolution Basics for Personal Injury Attorneys

This CLE program will provide the personal injury attorney with the basic understanding of the ins and outs about Estate Administration and its requirements for establishing an estate fiduciary to be able to continue with a personal injury and/or wrongful death actions. In addition, there will be insight provided as to what estate planning needs may come about as a result of the settlement of case for personal injuries and/or wrongful death. Finally, attendees will learn about the basics abou...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Maintaining an Ethical Law Practice and Understanding Ethical Issues and Obligations

Practicing lawyers must be aware of their ethical obligations and comply with their jurisdiction’s disciplinary rules. This CLE presentation will provide keys to ethics and the ethical management of the lawyer’s practice and law office and will discuss and provide important information on the following topics: lawyer competence and compliance with the rules, including technology; the lawyer’s ethical duties in supervising lawyers and non-lawyers and the subordinate lawyer’s ethical duties; de...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Hot Topics in Beth Din Jurisprudence

Rabbinical court arbitrators charged with resolving contemporary disputes must are often faced with the challenge of applying age old Jewish law doctrines to relatively new legal and commercial concepts. This CLE course explores the substantive Jewish and secular law regarding defamation claims and intellectual property litigation, and how batei din (rabbinical courts) navigate these areas.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Beth Din of America and Agunah Prevention

This CLE course presents a detailed Jewish law discussion of the Beth Din of America’s prenuptial agreement for prevention of agunah cases (situations where a woman remains trapped in a marriage that has functionally ended due to the husband’s unwillingness to participate in the Jewish divorce process). The course also touches upon newer similar documents promulgated by other rabbinical courts, and some of the case law that has emerged from cases involving enforcement of the Beth Din of Ameri...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Rabbinical Court in the American Legal System: Procedures & Processes

Presenting a wide range of procedural and adjudication issues that arise in arbitration before rabbinical courts (beit din), this CLE panel discussion will explain areas such as enforcement, constitutional challenges and choice of law issues. The course will explain various procedural issues, representation by counsel and by non-attorneys.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Fundamentals of Student Loan Law

Student loan debt has surpassed $1.6 Trillion and more than 44 million borrowers are affected. It is critical for advocates to understand how to counsel student loan borrowers. Fundamentals of Student Loan Law explores various avenues for resolution of defaulted student loans, repayment options, loan forgiveness programs and administrative remedies available along with discharge of student loan debt in bankruptcy. This CLE course will help you discern the differences between federal a...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Everything You Wanted to Know About Diversity In The Legal Profession, But Were Afraid to Ask

Diversity and inclusion are difficult topics to avoid, especially as they apply to workplace hiring. This CLE course will deal specifically with the legal profession and offer a frank discussion on the real reasons why diversity in the legal workplace is so uncommon. The course will also delve into the issue of the harm this causes both in general and to the legal profession and how to implement changes that will better serve the public at large.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Tax, Financial and Legal Implications of Elder Care Planning

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

LIHTC & Affordable Housing

The LIHTC was designed to dramatically increase the number of affordable housing units in the face of a harrowing housing crunch. The program has financed and built nearly 100,000 affordable units each year since its inception, generating over $3.5 billion in tax revenue. How does it work? This CLE course will explain how the LIHTC operates and what makes it different from other projects. The course will explain the potential risk, compliance issues and how under-performing assets are converte...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Dispute Resolution in the NY/Metropolitan Area

The Public Religion Research Institute has reported that seventy-five percent (75%) of New Yorkers are religiously affiliated. This means that if you, as an attorney or dispute resolution professional, are actively serving New Yorkers, it is practically impossible to avoid religious beliefs, considerations, and values as part of your practice. Join us and our panelists, three masters of Christian, Islamic, and Jewish dispute resolution, as they discuss faith-based dispute resolution pro...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Understanding Startup Issues: From Formation to Funding

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

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Standard Essential Patents & FRAND Damages: The New PAE Frontier

As patent litigation volume has slowed and lower-end patent assertion programs have been swept away by the Supreme Court’s Alice decision limiting software patentability and the Patent Trial & Appeal Board post-grant proceedings, Standard Essential Patent suits have grown in size and number. The suits are being filed by practicing companies, patent assertion entities (PAE) and patent aggregators. The suits are complex and infringement usually requires a deep understanding of the product’s chip...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Enhancing Legal Department Productivity with Legal Project Management and Process Improvement

This CLE course will provide an overview of the benefits and methods of Legal Project Management and Process Improvement. The lecture will begin by explaining broadly what the application of legal project management to each legal service enterprises projects and to client service matters. The lecture will then walk participants through typical project management processes for a legal service project.

Law Prac Mgmt
2.5
Price$125

Biometrics in the Workplace

Biometrics refers to physiological characteristics that can be used to identify people ranging from fingerprints, to retina recognition, and from speech recognition to electro-physiologic characteristics such as heart or brain waves. Employers have begun to use biometric characteristics to identify employees and control access to premises, computer systems and even vehicles. Employees who object to the use of their biometric data have begun to bring claims based on a variety of legal theories,...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Small Law Firm Management: How to Start and Succeed as a Solo and Small Law Firm

This CLE course navigates how to open, run and succeed as a small law firm and/or solo practitioner, through real life examples, considerations, problems, success stories and what every managing attorney needs to do in order to sustain and grow a small law firm. This course will give you the tools necessary to hire, manage and fire a staff, insurance considerations, financial considerations, delegating, billing, ethical considerations and the practical lifestyle expectations.

Law Prac Mgmt
1
Price$50

Starting a Social Security Disability Practice: Mistakes to Avoid and Best Practices to Follow

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. Attorney Ginsberg also discus...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

The Whistleblower Laws: Spot a Claim, Avoid Traps for the Unwary, and Earn a Bounty for Your Clients

A whistleblower or qui tam action can provide financial rewards to individuals who have information that a company/individual has committed fraud. The primary statutes under which this relief may be sought are the federal and state False Claims Acts (“FCAs”), which are not specific to any particular type of fraud. In addition to the FCAs, there are other statutes which apply to tax fraud, securities fraud, and in California, fraud on private insurance companies. This practical Cours...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Disciplinary Proceedings before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

The IDFPR administrates and enforces 59 separate legislative acts that regulate the conduct of many professions and occupations in Illinois. This CLE program will be confined to the Medical Practice Act. The Medical Investigations unit is charged with reviewing complaints against Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, and Doctors of Osteopathy. The Disciplinary Process begins when the IDFPR becomes aware of a complaint against a licensee. The complaint information is given to an investigator w...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Navigating New Jersey Residential Foreclosures: A Plaintiff’s Guide to the Process

New Jersey has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. Approximately one in every 605 properties in New Jersey was in some stage of the foreclosure process within the past year. With this staggering statistic, banks and/or private investors in New Jersey are confronted with a number of important decisions when homeowners default on their note and mortgage for their residential property. In early 2019, New Jersey passed a series of new laws and approved various amendments to exi...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Foreign Investment in U.S. Residential Property: Tax Pitfalls and Structuring Solutions

The United States has become a haven for foreigners who wish to invest their assets in real estate. However, while many invest in US real estate, very few are aware of the draconian tax consequences that can result without advance planning. Eli Akhavan will discuss the tax pitfalls that can result from owning real estate in the United States and will discuss different planning structures that can be used to avoid adverse tax consequences. Additionally, Eli will discuss reporting requirements s...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Land Use and Zoning

This CLE course provides an introduction to the zoning and land use regulations that govern real estate development in New York City. It provides a summary of basic due diligence to consider when acquiring a property, an understanding of the various agencies and stakeholders who control discretionary land use relief, and an introduction to land use mechanisms that can add value to both existing properties and new developments.

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Sports Marketing & Media's Top Legal Issues: Analyzing the Past and Preparing for the Future

Sports are a powerful part of many marketing and media planning arsenals. Yet recent cases show that even the most experienced marketers and properties can fall into legal traps when marketing around sports events. Misunderstanding governing body rules, local practices, and evolving intellectual property law can crater deals, strain relationships and lead to expensive disputes. With so much at stake, brands, agencies, properties, and athletes need to know when they are exposing themselves to t...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019: Procedural Changes to Statewide NY Landlord-Tenant Law

In the first of three lectures on New York’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA), renowned commentator and lecturer Dov Treiman examined the changes made to the substantive law of landlord-tenant relations, effective throughout New York State, applicable to both residential and commercial tenancies. This second lecture deals with HSTPA’s procedural changes. The third lecture deals with HSTPA’s changes to rent regulation and just what it means that under HSTPA,...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019: Regulatory Changes to Statewide NY Landlord-Tenant Law

In the first of three lectures on New York’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA), renowned commentator and lecturer Dov Treiman examined the changes made to the substantive law of landlord-tenant relations, effective throughout New York State, applicable to both residential and commercial tenancies. The second lecture dealt with HSTPA’s procedural changes. This third lecture deals with HSTPA’s changes to rent regulation and just what it means that under HSTPA,...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019: Substantive Changes to Statewide NY Landlord-Tenant Law

In this first of three lectures on New York’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA), renowned commentator and lecturer Dov Treiman examines the changes made to the substantive law of landlord-tenant relations, effective throughout New York State, applicable to both residential and commercial tenancies. Mr. Treiman carefully distinguishes between those laws that are commercial in application and those that are residential in application, as well as those laws that are appl...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Crimmigration: Where Criminal Law Collides with Immigration Law

Crimmigration is a term that gets thrown around frequently in the legal field and revolves around the intersection of Criminal law and Immigration law. This CLE course is designed to educate the non-specialist lawyer on the basics of this subset of law. Whether you’re an Estates lawyer and your out of country business client has reached out to you because his son got a DUI. Now the client is worried that it will affect the sons student visa and wants reassurance. You will als...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Family Meetings and Legacy Planning

Family Meetings: They are not what you might think they are! For a family to get started, your role may be critical! The key to a family's success is family education and trust-building through an organized and prioritized family meeting process. Family education is life-long-learning together! Families must have family meetings, build trust, choose interdependence, and practice group decision making. Many traditional estate plans increase the likelihood of wealth and family erosion. What can...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Planning for Business Exits from C Corporations: Intra-Family Business Transactions and Other Developments

Lower C corporation income tax rates have increased attention to the Code Sec. 1202 exclusion for gain on the sale of stock. Learn how the Code Sec. 1202 exclusion works, how it applies when a business changes from another entity to a C corporation, how it affects a C corporation’s business structure, and how it compares to other business exit strategies. Also, learn how to move from corporate status to a partnership once the tax benefits of being a C corporation has run its course. Rev...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Basics of New Jersey Real Estate Closing Procedures

You are a newly admitted New Jersey attorney. You have never handled a residential real estate closing before. A potential client is referred to you seeking representation in the purchase of a new home, and the sale of a current home. This CLE course will cover the basics of handling a residential real estate closing whether you are representing a Buyer or Seller.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Enforcement of Judgments in New Jersey and New York

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. Mr. Ward begins with a review of how Judgments can be entered in both states. Th...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

International Taxation: Introduction to U.S. Transfer Pricing, Part I

In this CLE course you will learn the statutory and regulatory history of U.S. Transfer Pricing, and then we will analyze the concepts that inform both U.S. transfer pricing between taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service, as well as transfer pricing between the Internal Revenue Service and the governments with whom the U.S. has entered tax treaties. These concepts include but are not limited to: control, the arm’s length standard, formulary apportionment, the best method rule, comparabilit...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

International Taxation: Introduction to U.S. Transfer Pricing, Part II

In this CLE course you will learn the statutory and regulatory history of how the U.S. has priced controlled transactions between controlled taxpayers that involve intangible property. As part of this history we will explore the new provisions of the Tax Cut & Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017, that affect intangibles and transfer pricing. We will analyze the concepts around intangible property that inform both U.S. transfer pricing between taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service, a...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Basic Motion Writing

In this CLE program, participants will learn the basics of writing a civil motion for filing in the New York State Supreme Court. The course covers the steps in drafting and producing a NYSCEF-ready set of motion papers, including the Notice of Motion, Attorney Affirmation, and Memorandum of Law. It also teaches a simple, efficient workflow to keep your writing on track, organized, and clear so you can spend less time stressing and more time producing high-quality, effective motions that win t...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Discharging Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

More than 44 million Americans are burdened with over $1.5 trillion of student loan debt. Although student loan debt is difficult to discharge in bankruptcy, it is not impossible. More and more debtors are seeking bankruptcy relief for student loan debt. Are you prepared to assist your clients with this process? This CLE course, presented by bankruptcy attorney Natalie Jean-Baptiste, will give you a clear understanding of student loan litigation from case evaluation and intake to trial....

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Disability Insurance Claims: Different Stages and Different Dangers

ERISA and Private long-term disability insurance disputes are a complex combination of federal regulations and more traditional contract litigation and insurance law. Successfully navigating the minefields presented by ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) and an administrative process that is highly restrictive and fraught with legal hurdles requires experience and specific substantive and procedural knowledge. This CLE course will review the differences betwee...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Negotiating and Drafting An Asset Purchase Agreement

This CLE lecture contains perspectives of both the purchaser and the seller. We consider assets and liabilities included in such purchase and sale and those specifically excluded. The lecture includes protections of each party specified in the agreement, those in place between execution of the agreement and the closing, and those remaining thereafter.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Voting Rights In The United States From Inception To The Present

This CLE program will review voting rights in the United States focusing on Supreme Court decisions from the inception of the country to the present day. The discussion will begin when our nation was formed and continue, with respect to African Americans, through the era of slavery in the South, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow. It also includes restrictions placed on Native Americans including fundamental rights afforded citizens, including the right to vote and Americans of Latino...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

The United States Supreme Court: Recent Section 1983 Case Law

The United States Supreme Court has decided a number of Section 1983 cases recently. Many revolve around the use of force by officers. This CLE course will focus primarily on what are ostensively the three most expensive law suits: deadly force cases, non-deadly force cases, probable cause and "false arrest" type cases.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

How to Prepare for High Profile Cases

Mr. Oshan and his cases have appeared in numerous print and film media venues throughout the world which includes ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NY Post, LA Times, Newsweek, The Sun, People, Inside Edition and many many others. This course will discuss how to handle a "High Profile" case. The focus will be on what makes a case interesting to various local, national, and international media venues. It will also touch upon ethical parameters which attorneys follow and how to avoid breaching client...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The United States Supreme Court: A Foundational Model Approach to the 4th Amendment

This CLE course will use search and seizure "models" for attorneys to better understand how the 4th Amendment really works. The 4th Amendment can be extremely complicated for attorneys, officers and even the courts. Most officers find it tricky as they are told at trial by the courts that what they thought was constitutional conduct was actually unconstitutional. Most experienced defense attorneys have learned that during cross-examination of officers, most officers on the witness stand...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Illinois Driver's License Issues as They Relate to a Client’s Immigration Status

This CLE course will cover the common problems associated with an undocumented immigrant applying for a Tourist Visa Driver’s License (TVDL) in the State of Illinois. It will discuss not only the procedure a person has to go through to obtain a TVDL but some of the problems a client may encounter when applying. It will indicate what those problems may be and the best way to handle them if they do arise. The purpose of this course is to help you effectively and efficiently guide your client t...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Leveraging Technology for Law Office Efficiency

This CLE course will be a presentation of concepts. For those who have not yet fully digitized their office and taken all of the functions into the cloud, this course will provide an introduction to: Owning a domain and integrated mail services. Potential integrated domain-wide applications (e.g. Google Apps or Microsoft Live) Practice Management Software (local versus cloud, integrated billing/timekeeping, integrated file storage, mobile and remote functionality, local copy synchroniz...

Law Prac Mgmt
3
Price$150

Technology Ethics for Lawyers: What You Don’t Know Can Certainly Come Back To Haunt You

Many lawyers are unfamiliar with the nuances of computer technology and data security essential to comply with 21st century ethics rules and our digital world. There are many hidden dangers in frequently used tools and platforms, including e-mail, social-media and “the cloud.” This seminar presentation will assist lawyers and law firm legal departments to identify and avoid or minimize the risks, many of which they may not be aware. This presentation will also provide suggested solutio...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Current Challenges and Opportunities in Office Leases

Office leasing presents challenges that are distinct from residential or commercial leases. This CLE course will explain everything you need to know including components of standard lease agreements, effective negotiation tactics, subletting, clauses related to tax escalations, build out terms, free rent, utility charges, insurance and notice provisions. The course will also delve into the current trends affecting the market and offer a short Q&A.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

How to Prepare a Matrimonial Case for Trial Step by Step

Preparation for a matrimonial trial begins with the first interview with the client. Every step which you take must be geared to preparing for trial. You begin with an initial intake form, the preparation of a complete and detailed Statement of Net Worth and move on to the detailed and thought out preparation of a Preliminary Conference Order. The Preliminary Conference Order should be prepared with great care and thought. Discovery needs should be thought through from the very beginning....

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

Qualified Opportunity Zones: Second Round of Proposed Regulations Edition

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 introduced the Qualified Opportunity Zone program designed to stimulate private investment in areas of economic distress. This CLE course will explain the initiative and how to take advantage of its various benefits such as exemption from profit taxation. The course will explain compliance issues as well as the unprecedented benefits with regards to taxes.

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Harassment in the Workplace: Awareness and Prevention

Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace is an objective for every employer. This CLE course identifies policies, practices and procedures for employers to avoid and respond to instances of inappropriate behavior. To address the threat of sexual harassment in the workplace, this course covers issuing strong written policies, notifying employees of clear procedures to follow for reporting inappropriate behavior, and best practices for managers and workers.

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Guardianships: How to Plan for the Unplanned

Sometimes unfortunate things happen without a warning. If we do not plan ahead and if we do not assist our clients to plan ahead, the consequences are dire. This CLE will help attorneys’ better assist clients in preparing for the unexpected, starting with a Health Care Proxy, a Will and ultimately Power of Attorney (POA). If these things are not in place, and the parents of a child die, or an adult becomes incapacitated, a Guardianship petition is necessary. This CLE will also assist in determ...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Achieving Precision in the Written Word

Words and language are the principal tools of the legal profession, critical to making, interpreting and enforcing laws and to the protection of rights under those laws. Errors, ambiguities and other forms of imprecision threaten the ability of attorneys to fulfill their duties to clients, other attorneys, the courts and society. Moreover, Rule 1.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct mandates that lawyers communicate with care, accuracy and full disclosure to clients, which necessarily...

Skills Credits
1.5
Price$75

Immigration 101: Cancellation of Removal

There are numerous ways to attain legal Permanent Status in the United States (green card). This CLE discussion is geared towards highlighting one method, which for the most part is not practiced as much as expected. Cancellation of Removal (Immigration and Nationality Act I.N.A. Section 240A (b) (1) (D) allows undocumented aliens (and in other cases documented aliens) to get a green card through qualifying steps on their own applications time, behavior, criminal records, taxes, family ties, a...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Zoning Basics and Title Issues Connected with Development Rights Transfers

The CLE program will focus on basic zoning concepts, followed by a detailed discussion of development rights transfers. The zoning topics to be presented will be: the difference between a tax lot and a zoning lot; types of zoning lots; identifying the permitted usage on a zoning lot as residential, commercial and/or community facility; and identifying the permitted floor area, height and setback restrictions associated with a zoning lot. This will be followed by a discussion of the developme...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Representing a Franchisee Against his Franchisor: Obtaining Information for Litigation

The purpose of this lecture is to advise an attorney who is representing a franchisee in litigation against his franchisor. The most important initial aspect of the case is to gather the information that will be used to successfully prosecute the franchisee’s case. It is also very important to obtain the information that the franchisor will attempt to use against the franchisee for the inevitable counterclaim. This CLE lecture will address the steps the franchisee’s attorney should employ t...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Tax Reform: Estate Planning In the New Environment

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made changes to the transfer tax regime that were few in number but great in importance. The foremost change was the increase of the lifetime coupled estate and gift tax exemption to approximately $11.4 million per person, opening up myriad tax planning possibilities for the high net worth and ultra-high net worth. Perhaps equally important was what the TCJA did not change: the annual gift and GST tax exemption regimes, the Section 1014 basis adjustment, and the por...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

From Consultation To Cross-Examination: Critical Skills In Handling A NY DWI Case

Handling a DWI case in NY can quickly become extremely complicated. This CLE lecture will address how to best aid your client during consultation, arraignment and later during any potential litigation. This includes properly assessing the case so that you can advise your client of consequences (both direct and collateral) associated with the anticipated plea agreement. In addition, the lecture addresses how your client’s license may be affected during the pendency of the case. Finally, th...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Practical Problems In Everyday Practice: DWI Arrests

This CLE lecture explores a number of different practical problems that attorneys handling DWI cases in New York face on an everyday basis. At the outset, this presentation will help explain the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles regulations which can significantly impact those offenders charged with alcohol-or drug-related driving offenses. In addition, this presentation will explore different options when representing clients under the age of 21, commercial drivers, and out-of-sta...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Disclosure Innovations and Digital Marketing Compliance

This CLE lecture will educate you about FINRA’s recently published Regulatory Notice 19-31, Disclosure Innovations in Advertising and Other Communications with the Public. Industry and FINRA experts share insights into how firms can facilitate simplified and more effective disclosure in digital marketing and other advertising. The panel also covers how firms are using technology to revolutionize the way they interact with customers while staying in compliance with FINRA and SEC (Securities...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Municipal Rules and 529 Plans Update

Effective August 23, 2019 the MSRB (Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board) substantially amended its rules for municipal dealers’ advertising and adopted a brand new standard for municipal advisors’ advertising. The MSRB also adopted formal guidance for both dealers and advisors’ use of social media. The municipal securities advertising rules have changed. This CLE Lecture will assist in learning how the regulators are applying the modernized standards including the new rule for mun...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

RegTech in Advertising and Compliance and Beyond

RegTech (Regulatory Technology) is more than a buzzword, it is a real movement that is already having an impact on regulatory compliance. This CLE lecture will give you insight on innovative technologies being used to develop more effective, efficient, and risk-based compliance programs in the area of communications with the public. This CLE lecture will discuss how RegTech tools are helping address new challenges and regulatory implications associated with supervision, vendor management, da...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Art of Divorce: Art as Marital Property, Treatment of Art in Prenups, Valuation Issues, Division and Beyond

Divorce tears families apart in every way – including with regards to artwork. And while in many instances it’s custody of the children or who gets to keep the house that garners the most attention, a collection of prized art can be a hard fought battle in a divorce negotiation. This CLE course will explain how to navigate the issues of art as marital property, how to value pieces and collections, strategies for dividing property and addressing artwork in pre-nuptial agreements.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Who Chooses? Who Loses? Legal and Reputational Issues in Funding Public Art and Art Institutions

Funding from art institutions comes from a variety of sources, both public and private. Ultimately, a donor and the institution or organization it funds becomes inextricably tied – mention one and people immediately think of the other. But what happens when that connection becomes detrimental? Can an institution legally remove a donor’s name? Can they remove a director? At what point is a donor or director’s reputation sufficiently damaging to provide legal cause for removal? What is the removal...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Advertising Compliance Boot Camp: Fundamentals of FINRA Rule 2210

This CLE course is designed for compliance and marketing professionals who are new to FINRA’s advertising rules or experienced practitioners interested in a refresher. A panel of FINRA professionals provides an overview of FINRA’s Communications With the Public rule, including filing requirements, internal approval and supervision, and content standards. Panelists answer questions about how to apply the rules to financial services communications and marketing materials while offering tips on h...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Counterclaiming for Custody and Addressing Problems with Discovery

The Georgia Legislature amended O.C.G.A. §19-9-23, effective July 1, 2019. This CLE course will address the old law versus the new law regarding counterclaims for custody. In addition, this CLE course will walk through the necessary steps to deal with discovery violations, including how to obtain attorney fees, when an opposing counsel refuses to comply with discovery.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

General Brokerage and Supervision

This CLE program will address advertising sales practice issues applicable to general brokerage firms and their registered representatives. FINRA staff and industry practitioners will discuss advertising compliance and sales practice issues applicable to general brokerage firms and their registered representatives. Industry panelists explore advertising compliance challenges and explain how they address the advertising rules with respect to the creation and preparation of marketing ma...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Regulation Best Interest and Current Developments

This CLE program will discuss recent rule changes made in response to the FAIR Act, recent regulatory issues raised by communications about digital assets and customer transaction accounts, a summary of Regulation Best Interest, and advertising issues that Reg BI raises. Topics Discussed: Discuss revisions made to FINRA Rules 2210 (Communications With the Public) and 2241 (Research Analyst and Research Reports) in response to the Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 (FAIR Act...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Second Annual Litigation Ethics Summit

Applying ethics rules to real-world litigation can be daunting. Your clients want you to push the limits. Technology speeds everything up. And every time you open the Law Journal it's filled with malpractice cases, fee battles, pay equity claims, disqualification motions and partnership disputes. To understand your obligations and manage all the risks you need to keep up with new rules and opinions. This CLE program features an excellent panel of ethics practitioners who will identify and expl...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

The Ethics Gameshow

The past few years have been a whirlwind for ethics lawyers. From the national news to the changing landscape of the legal profession, lawyers have faced new and challenging issues in a variety of contexts. This riveting CLE program will cover the latest topics in legal ethics and what lawyers should be thinking about for the coming year. Topics will include secret recordings, privilege and confidentiality, inadvertently sent documents, lateral transitions, whistleblower lawyers, collecting f...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Implicit Bias and Micro-Aggressions: Their Effect on Law Firm Culture and Success

In the current legal landscape, the long term success of a law firm no longer solely depends on client relationships and big wins. Diversity and Inclusion are essential. Diverse attorneys are needed to attract, retain, and service an increasingly diverse client base. This CLE presentation provides information on implicit bias, the automatic associations individuals make between groups of people and stereotypes about those groups; and micro-aggressions, the external expressions of those associa...

Diversity/Inclusion
1.5
Price$75

Introduction to Divorce Actions in New Jersey

This CLE course will provide a primer and broad overview of the divorce process in New Jersey. The course is geared for new attorneys, or seasoned attorneys who have not previously practiced in the area of family law. The course will discuss both the procedural and substantive issues that arise in divorce actions. It will also touch on the availability and use of Alternate Dispute Resolution techniques.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Recent New Jersey Foreclosure Reform Measures

This CLE program will review the recent reform measures passed by the legislature in April and July of 2019 regarding the foreclosure process in New Jersey. These measures include reforms to the foreclosure litigation process, sheriff sale procedures, and the institution of a foreclosure mediation program. Additionally, the reforms touch on several other areas related to foreclosure and real estate law including condominium liens and the licensing of the loan servicing and residential practi...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Housing and Tenant Protection Act & Statewide Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019

This CLE course will provide an overview of how the new law impacts residential and commercial tenancies and proceedings. The HSTPA has had an immediate impact on the practice of Landlord/Tenant Law, whether litigating summary proceedings or handling administrative law issues before the DHCR, or simply providing advice to a client on typical landlord-tenant issues. This CLE course provides basic information on major changes to the NY Real Property Law and Real Property Actions and Proceeding...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Understanding Generic Drug Antitrust Litigation: A Look at “Pay For Delay” and FTC v. Actavis

In 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision involving patent and antitrust law in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., 570 U.S. , 133 S. Ct. 2,rns (2013). The Court held that a "pay for delay" or "reverse payment" settlement agreement between a brand name pharmaceutical company and a generic pharmaceutical company to delay generic entry could constitute a violation of the antitrust laws. The Court identified a number of factors lower courts should consider under the "rule...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Legal Issues in Comic Book Contract Negotiation And Drafting Practicum

This CLE workshop teaches practical skills in comic book legal practice. The information taught on Thursday’s CLE is incorporated into a hands-on negotiation and drafting practicum, featuring breakout groups and in-class short drafting assignments. This is an intensive two-hour course: attendees will do write a rough draft of key comic book agreement provisions, engage in client interview exercises tailored to the comic book industry, and prepare a deal memo for a publishing agreement....

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Demystifying Jury Selection in a Criminal Case

Quite simply, winning a case starts with picking the right jury. Jury selection, or voir dire, is the most important part of a trial. The right jury can mean victory even in the most difficult of cases. But how does an attorney pick the right jury? Where does one start? What type of people do you want on your case? How do you communicate effectively to a group of people that don’t want to be jurors? This course is meant to demystify jury selection. The topics discussed in this CLE will go thr...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

The Law And Practice Of Representing Comic Book Creators

This CLE course will provide an overview of the comic book industry over the past year, highlight new areas of litigation and transactional work, and provide the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. Some of the issues explored in this CLE: The state of the comic book industry and legal practice in 2019 Diversity and inclusion issues for the comic book industry practitioner Emerging intellectual property issues in the comic book industry Key contracts every co...

Prof Practice
3.5
Price$175

An Introduction to Qualified Opportunity Zones

The tax bill of 2017 added a little known provision which allows an investor to avoid capital gains on profits which are promptly reinvested in real property or certain other investments in a qualified opportunity zone. The zones were established by Congress using the 2010 census. If one keeps the funds invested for 7 years, the investor will pay tax on only 85% of the deferred gains. Furthermore, if the funds are properly invested and the investment is then sold, there will be no tax at al...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Homeowners Insurance Litigation: Common Deceptive Tricks by Insurance Companies and Claims Adjusters

Many insurance adjusters use a number of unscrupulous tactics in order to harm your case and commonly employ numerous “tricks” immediately following the loss that must be exposed and debunked by the attorney that is hired after the damage is already done by the insurance company’s adjuster. This CLE will cover some helpful tools to navigate through homeowners Insurance litigations.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Essentials of Corporations, Partnerships and LLC's

This CLE program will provide an overview on the four principal business entities – Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, General Partnerships and Limited Partnerships. Business lawyers Eli Greenberg and Mark Silverstein will discuss organizing, financing and managing entities, mergers and acquisitions and option plans. Additional topics include fiduciary duties and indemnification of those managing an entity’s affairs.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Coming to America: The Basics of Investment Based Immigration Law

This CLE is designed to serve as a brief introduction into the exciting and complex world of investment based immigration laws. Today, some of the largest companies in the US were founded by immigrants and many of these investors relied on one of these visa categories in order to be physically present in the US and grow their businesses. This CLE course will navigate the most common visa categories for investors, both temporary and permanent, their respective legal requirements, and key prac...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

New Legislation: Discovery, Speedy Trial, Appearance Ticket, and Bail

This CLE will address New Legislation in the Criminal arena. These new Discovery laws dramatically change the way we practice criminal law in New York. They shift the burden from the defense to demand, to the prosecution to provide extensive discovery that far exceed that which was previously required.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Will Contests: Saving Your Inheritance

This CLE is designed for those new to Surrogate’s Court practice as well as experienced estate planners and litigators who want to bring their practice to the next level, this comprehensive program will review the laws, rules and procedures involved in Will contests from the viewpoints of both the proponent and the objectant. Get practical and time saving tips together with step-by-step guidance to navigating a contested estate.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Top 10 Considerations For Your Employee Handbooks

From harassment and discrimination to leave policies, and from social media and confidentiality to progressive discipline, 2019 continues to see an explosion of regulation and decisions governing the employer-employee relationship. How employers communicate company policies and practices is often critical to ensuring a good relationship. This CLE course offers a top 10 list of issues to consider when drafting or reviewing/revising a primary form of company communication: employee handbooks....

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Hot Topics in Theater Law

Curtain up! This CLE program explores the legal issues involved in producing a multi-million dollar Broadway show and the duties of a theater attorney as production counsel. Topics to be explored include the unions and trade associations of Broadway, the importance of the general manager, formation of a single purpose production entity such as an LLC, “front money”, underlying rights, applicable contracts for creative personnel (writers, actors, director, choreographer, designers), rights and...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Intellectual Property Case Law Update and General IP Overview

This CLE lecture will go through key 2019 IP case decisions in the areas of patents, trademarks, and copyrights, including Supreme Court decisions on the interplay of the First Amendment and Trademark restrictions, and whether a copyright registration is required to file a lawsuit. In addition to the case law updates, Mr. Popowitz will discuss the basic aspects of each discipline of intellectual property and some of the key considerations for securing the Intellectual Property (prosecution) a...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Resolving Real Estate Disputes Through Negotiated Settlements

The CLE program will address the resolution of real estate disputes through negotiated settlements. The road to any negotiated settlement is often tied to pending litigation or the threat of litigation. The focus will be on real estate disputes between: individual owners as tenants in common; two estates that own as tenants in common; between corporate entities where ownership is through a jointly owned LLC; and between disputed claimants to ownership of a property where the owner is deceased....

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Liabilities Of Individuals For Their Business’s Debts

This CLE program will review the circumstances under which stockholders, or officers, directors, members or partners, of a corporation, LLC or LLP can be held personally liable for debts owed by a business they own or operate, by (1) agreement (guarantee); (2) judicial decision, or (3) statute. The program will include a review of the judicial doctrines of piercing the corporate veil; breach of fiduciary duty upon insolvency; the corporate opportunity doctrine, and the duty of loyalty and fair...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

What All Lawyers Need to Know about US Banking Law

Bank regulatory issues can crop up in any lawyer’s practice, whether or not the lawyer represents a bank or has a client who is a counterparty to a bank on a transaction. This CLE program will provide an overview to general practitioners of the complexities of the US banking system and its applicable laws and regulations in order to familiarize them with subjects as who the relevant regulators are and what do they do, how banks are formed and what are they permitted to do, and transaction-rel...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Investing in the Cannabis Industry 101

The Cannabis industry is arguably the fastest growing industry in the United States, if not globally. Opportunities abound both with respect to hemp and marijuana, but it’s critical to understand the landscape and nuances that are unique to the industry when considering investment or transactions in the space. Join Brent Johnson, CEO of Hoban Law Group (a leading global law firm dedicated exclusively to the Cannabis space), as he provides a high-level overview of the Cannabis industry, inves...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Mergers & Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry

The Cannabis industry is arguably the fastest growing industry in the United States, if not globally. Opportunities abound both with respect to hemp and marijuana, but it’s critical to understand the landscape and nuances that are unique to the industry when considering transactions in the space. Join Brent Johnson, CEO of Hoban Law Group (a leading global law firm dedicated exclusively to the Cannabis space), as he provides a high-level overview of the Cannabis industry, conducting mergers...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Unreal New State of New York State Real Estate Law

This CLE course covers recent developments in New York Real Estate Law, including foreclosure defense litigation, actions in commercial and residential tenant proceedings, and June 2019 legislative enactments that affect landlords and tenants. This CLE will also include recent rulings under the new tenant laws passed in January, and recent appellate rulings in foreclosure cases.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

The Intersection of Elder Law and Estate Planning

Elder law is the practice of several different but intersecting areas of law. This CLE course, presented by attorney Aaron Futterman, will offer a comprehensive overview of elder law and estate planning and the legal issues as they relate to matrimony, personal injury, trusts, real estate, social security, taxes, and debtor/credit law. The course will also explain its impact on Medicaid, Medicare, guardianship, and veterans’ benefits. Recent updates, especially related to changes in the tax la...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Dying for a Laugh: Lessons Learned from Lawyers in Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

This important CLE program will take a look at famous people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse and how it relates to the Legal Profession. The statistics dealing with lawyers and law students regarding Mental Illness and Substance Abuse are eye-opening. Compared to the normal population, lawyers and law students suffer from these conditions at an alarming rate, and need to be addressed. Mr. Tagtmeier also provides his insights from suffering from depression and alcoholism, an...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Land Use and Zoning Boot Camp

Navigating the land use and zoning process can be a challenging task no matter which side of the table you sit on. In this intensive guide to the fundamentals of land use and zoning law, you will walk through the approval and appeal processes, in addition to obtaining practical information on impact fees, affordable housing policies and other pressing land use matters. Take the confusion out of the land use and zoning process!

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Stranger Than Fiction 2.0: True Crime Legal Issues

The popular demand for true-crime content continues to be a sustained force in the entertainment industry. But as production companies and networks push the boundaries to distinguish themselves from the crowd, clients need advice to ensure that they don’t take on unnecessary risk while chasing the next big hit. Topics include: Tips for negotiating law enforcement access agreements What to know when obtaining materials from law enforcement Managing the risk of defamation and right of...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Consumer Bankruptcy Exemptions in Chapter 7: Exempt it or Lose it

No one wants to file bankruptcy. It's scary. The biggest problem is that consults are afraid of losing their property if they file. If you can show a consult that he won't lose much, if anything, by filing, you are seen as a hero, and are a major step closer to having them retain your services. The key is in clearly explaining to consults how exemptions work, and in your having enough skill to navigate various exemption problems. It's more than just knowing the statutes, and exemption analysi...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

A Sports Law Primer: Salient Topics in a Changing Legal Landscape

This CLE presentation will discuss the major legal issues, changes and trends in an area of rapid change. Aimed for a general audience, it will discuss a broad array of issues, from the court rulings point to a growing professionalization of college athletes to the quick expansion of legalized sports betting. Other topics include concussion litigation, intellectual property/right of publicity, the sex abuse scandals and sports governance organizations and arbitration/dispute resolution.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

An Attorney’s Guide to Online Defamation & Website Removal

This CLE lecture will provide you with a thorough overview of the developing area of internet defamation. It will focus on how an internet defamation case begins and the different strategies to resolve it. You will learn how to identify and address defamation attacks from likely perpetrators and motives. You understand how free speech online applies to individuals in defamation cases and will teach you pitfalls to avoid in your own lawsuit (if that’s the route taken). By looking at authentic cas...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Unmasking Anonymous Internet Actors Through John Doe Lawsuits

In a world where cryptocurrency has offered online users the pinnacle of anonymity, ample software and programs have been developed to hide online users’ identities at all costs. The feeling of complete anonymity and impossibility of accountability has summoned the worst behavior in ordinary individuals, and has emboldened the worst criminal actors. The law is slow to catch up, but it’s getting there. This CLE course describes the best ways you can help your client unmask anonymous internet ac...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Residential Landlord Tenant Law in New Jersey

A comprehensive guide to representing either the landlord or tenant in a residential landlord tenant matter. This CLE program will cover: Types of Premise/Property and Tenancy Procedures to Terminate a Tenancy The Summary Dispossess Act N.J.S.A. 2A:18-53 et seq. and the The Anti-Eviction Act-N.J.S.A. 2A:18-61.1 est seq. Notices, Court Procedures and Trial Common and not so common Defenses to Evictions Post Judgment Proceedings and the lockout process as well as abandoned pr...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

The Realities of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and How to Practice Wellness in the Legal Profession

This CLE program will assist attorneys to understand how mental health and substance abuse are impacting the legal profession and why. Learn how to recognize signs of impairment; Hear about how free, confidential assistance programs and early intervention measures; Learn about steps that lawyers can take to incorporate wellness skills into their lives

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Lawyers, Thrive and Be Alive: Substance Abuse Prevention Techniques to Save Our Law Firms and Ourselves

Design your happy lawyer life while avoiding the “Lawyer Zombie Apocalypse!” You have all seen them – those lawyers who have become shells of themselves through years of workaholism and self-abuse in the name of their clients and their practices. This CLE course taught by lawyer and certified nutritional health coach Michelle Niemeyer will help you improve your focus and boost productivity while you avoid burnout and reclaim the joy in your law practice and in your life.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

A Corporate Counsel Song and Dance: Keeping your Corporation in Tune and Out of Court

Since the advent of the Internet, the use of copyrighted materials by corporations has exploded. Use of music on “hold” buttons, on websites, during holiday parties, and even at DeeJay events celebrating companies’ milestones permeates the corporate culture today. Attorneys counseling corporations - - whether in-house or outside counsel - - are nowadays regularly confronted with challenges from within their own marketing and promotion departments that they had never had to face before - - no...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Scanning Copyright: Surveying the Fundamentals

Just about everything we use, watch, buy or sell, photograph or display, perform or copy is an outgrowth of copyright. But what is copyright and how is it defined, described, protected, exploited, and secured internationally and what are the myths surrounding its use, authorized or not; when does it come into effect, why is it established in the first place, and what are the conditions of its establishment and continued existence? If it is property, how does it differ from concrete objects...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Drafting Enforceable Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses: Important Considerations to Know

Restrictive covenants in the form of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements are often used by employers . Currently, millions of employees in the United States are under some type of restrictive covenant. Courts, however, strictly construe restrictive covenants in order to ensure that they are reasonable and not restraints upon fair competition. This CLE program will provide best practices to attorneys in the drafting of restrictive covenants. Issues regarding adequate consideration,...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Cannabis Legalization in New York State: Selected Issues

This CLE course will focus on the movement towards cannabis legalization in New York through the end of the 2018-2019 legislative session, culminating in the failure of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. It will examine key issues that emerged as conflict points in the negotiations to finalize the language of the legislation. It will examine regulatory models for the cannabis market and the role of local government, focusing, in particular, on the contemplated relationship between New...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

A Primer for Education Discrimination Complaints

An esteemed panel of presenters will discuss the complaint process before the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education. Presenters will also provide insights, strategies and reflections on filing discrimination complaints with OCR.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Using the Department of Labor Regulation for Fair Claims Practices in ERISA Claims to your Advantage in a Litigation

The Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 – Is a comprehensive highly reticulated federal statute enacted to protect the interests of employees who participate in the employers’ pension plans and welfare benefit plans. While there are solid arguments to be advanced that ERISA has achieved its laudable goal of protecting valuable pension and retirement plans, it has had the opposite effect on disappointed plan beneficiaries seeking to enforce their rights to compensation under th...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 1

This CLE program covers the first steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. Programs to follow will cover discovery, evidence, and motions; and pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program that is based on a hypothetical fact pattern, you will learn how to select a winning plaintiff’s case, identify the legal claims and defenses, draft representation agre...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 2

This program covers the middle steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case based on a hypothetical fact pattern, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. The first program involved case selection, representation and initial pleadings. The program after this one will cover pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program, you will learn what files law enforcement creates, where they are kept, which ones...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 3

This program covers the last steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case based on a hypothetical fact pattern, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. The first program involved case selection, representation and initial pleadings. The second program dealt with discovery, evidence and motions practice. This program covers pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program you will learn how to evaluate...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

10 Key Practical Issues when Reviewing and Drafting Commercial Office Leases

Commercial leases aren’t nearly as straightforward as they might seem and the small details matter a great deal. This CLE course will discuss 10 key practical issues when reviewing and drafting commercial office leases. The course will offer an understanding of an attorney’s role in the transaction as well as important information to note about the parties involved. The importance of a long-term outlook, the difference between usable vs. rentable space, term-sheets, security deposits, utility...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Representing the Foreign Company Doing Business in New York

Join our panel of experts for a program aimed to erase and demystify what is required for companies who are not in the United States to establish a physical or virtual presence here. Our panelists will lay out the steps necessary for entities large and small to conduct business here, as well as allay the fears of startups who falsely assume that only big, established, wealthy companies can be present in the U.S. Some of the topics to be discussed include: why having a prese...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Intersection between Immigration and Matrimonial Law

Our panel of experts, an attorney specializing in family and matrimonial law, and an attorney specializing in immigration and nationality law, will discuss issues relating to immigration law as it arises in prenuptial agreements and divorce proceedings. They will address how the veracity of a marriage is determined when questions of citizenship arise, along with focusing on ethical issues that arise in such matters.

Skills Credits
1.5
Price$75

Helping Your Clients Resolve Tax Problems

The tax system is often overhauled, but it never seems to get any simpler. It’s no surprise that so many individuals find themselves entangled in tax issues. This CLE course will present strategies to help clients resolve their tax issues and address various IRS notices. The course will explain how to assess the legitimacy of letters, understand IRS notices, and protect a client’s rights while avoiding liens or levies. Tax debt resolution and the pros and cons of different avenues of resolutio...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Effective Corporate Governance and Oversight

Effective corporate governance and oversight is critical for any corporation to mitigate the possibility of governmental prosecutions and enforcement actions, but what exactly does this term mean and what does it require? This presentation will attempt to define the term and describe the critical parts that a board of directors, senior management and other components of an organization play in effecting an effective corporate governance and oversight structure. It will also discuss the element...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Strategies for Successful Mediations and Negotiations

In the mediation process, there are certain strategies that may be employed to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome. While the goal is always Win-Win, the means to get to that goal is one that is often tailored to the parties, the nature of the dispute, the relative bargaining positions of the parties, etc. In this CLE course there will be a discussion of a number of strategies that might be employed in a particular mediation. Any discussion on mediation needs to discuss posi...

Skills Credits
2
Price$100

Blowing the Whistle: Keeping Young Athletes Safe from Sexual and Physical Abuse and Sexual Exploitation in Sports

With the Olympic world shaken by allegations from all sides, it’s perhaps no surprise that drastic action was forthcoming. At the beginning of 2018, the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act was signed into law. The act, commonly known as the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse & Safe Sports Authorization Act of 2017 dramatically alters the procedures for reporting and handling matters of sexual abuse, misconduct, youth protection and exploitation and physical abuse for all sports organization...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Swimming Against the Tide: Maintaining Athletic and Institutional Integrity in Collegiate Athletics

With decisions pending in two class action cases Alston & Jenkins, in the District Court for the Northern District of California, that go to the heart of compensating collegiate athletes, the fundamental moorings of intercollegiate athletics could be set to undergo significant changes in 2019. This CLE course looks both the current antitrust litigation that could change the financial model of intercollegiate athletics for decades to come and the major legal issues that challenge universities...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

No Lawyer Left Behind: Substance Abuse Prevention Techniques to Save our Law Firms and Ourselves

This CLE course is intended to bring lawyers and law firm management up to speed about the troubling statistics regarding lawyers and alcohol and substance abuse as well as the high incidence in our profession of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. We will discuss how to identify these issues, how to address them in a law firm environment, and how to prevent their happening in the first place. This is Part 1 of a two part series which is intended to help lawyers bring back the...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The New York State Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws: Two New Laws for the “Me Too” Era

On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a budget bill, which included a broad anti-sexual harassment legislative package. The new state law requires all New York employers to: (1) adopt a Sexual Harassment Prevention policy with very specific requirements by October 9, 2018 and (2) commence annual employee training by January 1, 2019 (later extended to October 9, 2019) The law also (a) prohibits NYS employers from including nondisclosure clauses in sexual harassment settlement...

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

Elder Law for Family Law Attorneys

With more and more seniors filing for divorce, family law attorneys should familiarize themselves with some unique issues that seniors face when going through a divorce and how a potential settlement may affect those issues. In this CLE course, attorney Maurice Giro will discuss: What is elder law? What kind of benefits may my client be eligible for? What is Medicaid and SSI? How may a support award effect my client’s eligibility for certain benefits? Equitable distributions and its interplay wi...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

1031 Exchange Basics and Beyond

1031 Exchanges are not nearly as simple as they may seem. This CLE course will explain the basics of a 1031 Exchange in a user-friendly, easy to understand format. The course will explain the purpose of the exchange and take you through the process step-by-step. Designed for novice attorneys, the course is also relevant for those who could use a refresher.

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

FOIL Wars: The Fight for Accountability by Accessing Body Camera Footage and Other Law Enforcement Records

The Freedom of Information Law provides a powerful tool for the public, including attorneys and the media, to access a wide variety of law enforcement and other government records. FOIL implements the legislative declaration that “government is the public's business.” FOIL expresses the State’s commitment to open government and public accountability, and all government records are presumptively open for public inspection and copying unless they fall squarely within a statutory exemption. In r...

Skills Credits
2.5
Price$125

A Hands on Guide to Filing Your First Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case

This course will give you a non-hypothetical, entirely practical understanding of how to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Bradley Bailyn will explain the legal prerequisites for getting authorized to file bankruptcy on behalf of clients, what makes a client eligible for a Chapter 7 (i.e. means test), what forms you'll need to file, where the financial information to fill out the forms is derived from, understanding what the forms are asking for, successfully electronically filing the bankruptcy...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Religion and Estate Planning

Planning a client’s estate involves more than just the transfer of wealth. To draft a customized plan that achieves a client’s unique goals requires an understanding the client’s values and convictions, and in many cases, his or her religious beliefs. A 2017 Gallup Poll on the role of religion in the United States, 37% of respondents self-identified as “Highly Religious.” That same year Americans donated upwards of $127B to support religious organizations and causes. Yet despite the central ro...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

1031 Exchanges: An Advanced Seminar and Open Forum

This CLE presentation goes deeper than the typical program addressing Section 1031 Exchanges. Besides addressing the fundamentals, the program will explore more advanced concepts, such as leasehold improvement exchanges, private equity transactions, and the so-called “drop-and-swap” technique. Furthermore, the presenter answers questions about the nuances of executing a Section 1031 Exchange, reporting the exchange for tax purposes, and finer points about advising clients of what is and is not p...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings for Institutional Firms: 2019-2020 Update

This CLE program will highlight core regulations and best practices related to the supervision of institutional business activities. After attending this session, you will be able to understand the types of supervisory controls firms can implement to mitigate risks common to institutional firms. Upon completion of this CLE, you will be able to: Discuss regulatory change management; Implement the debt research rule; Summarize concerns regarding conflicts clearance; Understand how to put info...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Complex Products and Alternative Investments

This CLE will focus on the latest regulatory updates and due diligence obligations and effective practices in connection with sales of alternative investments; including: Private Placements, Online Distribution Platforms, Finders, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Opportunity Zone Funds, Regulation A+, Blind Pools and Capital Acquisition Brokers. Join FINRA staff and industry experts as they identify features and compliance risks of specific securities products and how to implement effect...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Diversity in the Legal Profession Law Departments, Firms and the Courts

Although ABA Resolution 113 urged "all providers of legal services, including law firms and corporations, to expand and create opportunities at all levels of responsibility for diverse attorneys," the legal profession still has not achieved its goal of having a workforce comprised of people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Our panel of judges, corporate counsel and law firm attorneys will discuss the importance of a diverse, inclusive and bias free workplace. The panel...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics, 1 Div
Price$100

Enforcement Initiatives, Developments and Priorities: 2019-2020 Update

This CLE will highlight some of the changes that Enforcement has recently implemented to its business process. Panelists will also discuss developments and trends in enforcement, including enforcement priorities and the principles that guide Enforcement’s decision-making. Panelists highlight noteworthy decisions and settlements that illustrate FINRA priorities, and provide guidance on regulatory and compliance practices. Panelists will also provide information and insight on navigating enfo...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

FINRA’s Suitability Rule and SEC’s Proposed Regulation Best Interest

This CLE program will focus on the key issues regarding FINRA’s suitability Rule 2111 and the SEC’s Proposed Regulation Best Interest Rule, including a review of their differences. Panelists provide practical advice on how firms and registered representatives can better understand customers and securities in order to comply with FINRA’s suitability obligations and prepare for the SEC’s proposed Regulation Best Interest Rule.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

High-Risk Activity Impacting Retail Investors

Join FINRA staff as they share helpful insight on identifying and assessing activity of registered representatives as high risk and how that intelligence can be more broadly used to assess risk across and within branch offices. Upon completion, you will be able to: Learn effective practices for identifying and mitigating risk in the hiring process. Summarize ways to identify indications of high-risk activity as part of ongoing supervision, and ways to mitigate such risk, including heightene...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

How FINRA Rules Get Made, Reviewed and Updated

Join FINRA staff and industry experts as they explain how a FINRA rule becomes a regulation. Panelists give an inside look into how the FINRA Retrospective Rule Review process works and how rules are selected for review. Panelists will also preview and discuss upcoming rule changes, proposals and other regulatory initiatives. Upon completion of this CLE program you will be able to: Discuss the Retrospective Rule Review Process; Review how the advisory committees are used; Identify and under...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Mark-Up Disclosure Requirements

This CLE focuses on FINRA and MSRB mark-up disclosure requirements. Panelists discuss securities covered by the rule, when mark-up disclosure requirements are triggered and recent guidance on how to calculate mark-ups based on prevailing market price. Panelists share their perspectives on effective practices and helpful tips they have identified. Upon completion of this CLE program you will be able to: discuss the latest MSRB guidance concerning mark-up disclosure requirements.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Reviewing Recent Enforcement and Regulatory Actions to Manage AML Risks

Join FINRA staff and industry experts as they review legal cases and enforcement actions impacting AML programs. Panelists will cover regulatory trends, potential vulnerabilities, and how you can address any pitfalls in your AML program. Upon completion of this CLE, you will be able to: Discuss recent AML enforcement actions published by FINRA, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and other regulatory agencies, criminal and governmental authorities. Discuss various methods...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Emerging FinTech Trends: 2019-2020 Update

Join FINRA staff and industry representatives as they discuss how recent developments in financial technology (FinTech) are disrupting the securities industry. Topics include RegTech (regulatory technology), artificial intelligence, identity authentication tools, big data/cloud computing and other advances in FinTech. Upon completion of this CLE, you will be able to: Discuss the main areas of FinTech that are driving industry change. Represent efficient practices around reacting to the...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions: 2019-2020 Update

Outside business activities (OBAs) and private securities transactions (PSTs) are regulatory and examination priorities, as they can both result in conflicts of interest that firms must understand and, as necessary, mitigate. Join industry practitioners and FINRA staff, in this advanced session, as they cover conflicts arising from OBAs and PSTs, and keys to handling them and complying with regulatory requirements, including situation involving dually registered advisors. Panelists also discus...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Social Media and Digital Communications: 2019-2020

This CLE program will focus on the rapidly changing world of digital marketing and communications. The panel will cover a variety of topics, which will illustrate how to stay on top of this constantly evolving area. Upon completion of this CLE, you will be able to: Describe digital marketing and digital communications; Talk about instant, text and app-based messages in your firm; Discuss how to approach social media, both external and internal to your firm; Summarize how to handle video cont...

Law Prac Mgmt
1
Price$50

Sexual Misconduct on Campus: College Discipline & the Title IX Defense

Join attorney Scott Limmer as he explains the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the disciplinary processes colleges use to investigate complaints of sexual misconduct and the rights of the parties involved.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Adam Walsh Act Cases

On July 27, 2006 President George W. Bush enacted the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. This law was meant to protect children from sexual exploitation in violent crimes, prevent child abuse and child pornography, and to promote Internet safety. However, the act also amended INA Section 204 and effectively prohibited US citizens and lawful permanent resident aliens who have been convicted of any “specific crime against a minor” from filing any family-based immigrant petition on behal...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Spousal Abuse Petitions for I-360 and I-751 Cases

There are specific criteria and considerations in psychosocial evaluations for spousal abuse cases, specifically when handling immigration petitions. Here, attorney Mark Silver discusses how such cases are evaluated from a clinical perspective with the consideration for the client's immigration petition. He examines the cycles of abuse and the challenges the victim faces in the context of their marriage to an American citizen, as well as the major types of abuse and characteristics of abusers....

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Legal Profession

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) applications seem to be in use everywhere, transforming vital aspects of the economy, our society, and even the courts and the way we practice law. Algorithms and other AI applications influence what we see, hear, and often think. Yet adopting AI also raises ethical and legal risks for those sectors of the community using it. Our panel of experts will discuss how Ai is impacting our lives now and in the future, as well as examine how the technology will in...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Skills, 1 Ethics
Price$100

Business Divorces: What to Know and Do When a Partnership Ends

In a business divorce, one or more owners of a privately held business determine to legally separate their interests through a buy-out or dissolution of the existing business. In this CLE lecture, attorney Michael Firestone will discuss the processes, strategic considerations and key legal concepts involved in representing a client going through a business divorce, as well as litigation tactics which business owners can use to advance their positions.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

International Income and Estate Tax Planning

Jacob Stein, Esq. and Manya Deva Natan, Esq. discuss several key aspects of international tax planning. Using real-life scenarios from case studies. Manya covers estate tax planning, providing an overview in the dramatic differences between estate tax exclusions for U.S. persons, and for non-resident aliens. She discusses the importance of planning for NRA investors and the best structures to use. In addition, she touches on the dream inheritance and how to plan for U.S. citizens and resident...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Asylum Basics: What you Need to Know to Handle an Asylum Case from Start to Finish

This CLE course is intended to provide attorneys with a basic knowledge of the United States asylum process. After taking the course, one should be able to handle a basic asylum application from start to finish. Furthermore, one should be able to decipher between what is a complicated asylum case and what is a simple basic asylum case. We will discuss the nuances of persecution as defined by the INA, by delving into current case law and judicial opinions. As well as learn the steps an attorney...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Practicing Law with Civility

This CLE lecture will focus on the impact civility or the lack thereof has on everyday practice. From interactions with clients, opposing counsel, judges and courtroom staff, the rules of professional conduct require lawyers to act civilly. This lecture will discuss the requirements of keeping client’s reasonably informed of the progress of their case, dealing with opposing counsel in a way that advances your client’s position in a way the does not compromise your ability to rely on working re...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Introverted Lawyer

Join Professor Heidi Brown for this fascinating CLE where she will explore and identify the assets that quiet/introverted individuals bring to the legal profession, as well as note the challenges that introverts face in the courtroom or boardroom. Professor Brown will highlight strategies for amplifying one's advocacy voice in an authentic, but powerful manner.

Law Prac Mgmt
1.5
Price$75

Trial Preparation and Procedure

This CLE will help prepare any trial attorney for an upcoming trial. Information will be provided on the immediate steps to take on receiving a file ready for trial from connecting with the client, to checking to see whats missing, what needs to be done, what records have been or should have been subpoenaed to court. Once the case is prepared for trial, the course will delve into a little of how to attack jury selection, opening, witness’s closing. Finally the course will give you some guideline...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: An Overview of Immigration Law under the Trump Administration

In this CLE program, Professor Wildes takes a broad survey of immigration law, and reviews how foreign nationals immigrate to the United States, as well as how they fall out of legal status. He also looks at local issues from a mayor's point of view, such as drivers' licenses for undocumented foreign nationals, stacking, sanctuary cities, and how to spot fraudulent marriages. Finally, he concludes this CLE program by looking at how immigration policy has shifted in the Trump administration, and...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Are Taxes Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Tax debts can be burdensome to some individuals. For various reasons the delinquent taxpayer cannot utilize IRS collection options and needs to file for bankruptcy relief. This CLE program will review the possibility of bankruptcy as a means for resolving a tax controversy for a taxpayer with an unmanageable tax debt. If you find yourself in that predicament, there are various procedures and options available to you to resolve your IRS situation.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Insufficient Funds: Representing Clients on Tax Matters When the IRS Comes Knocking on Their Door

Unplanned life events, such as divorce, catastrophic medical expenses, and other outside factors can lead to even the most responsible taxpayer having an unmanageable tax debt. This CLE program will review what options are available if your client finds themselves in that predicament. There are various procedures and options available to resolve your IRS situation.

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Professionalism & Tips for Meeting Minimal Legal Standards

All lawyers should aspire to meet the highest ethical standards. All lawyers should and must also satisfy their minimal legal duties to their client. This CLE presentation discusses how to do both, and presents a simple framework to meet aspirational ethical standards and minimal legal duties. This topic crosses practice areas and is a must watch for litigators and transactional lawyers alike.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Succession Planning for Lawyers & Strategic Growth for Law Firms

Succession planning options for attorneys may be more complex than people realize. With internal succession, external succession and contingency plans in case of sudden disability or death, the process for developing these different plans can be both complicated and highly charged. This CLE course will explain all the different plans as well as provide planning and implementation checklists for both senior attorneys and growing firms.

Law Prac Mgmt
2
Price$100

Power of Attorneys, Guardianships and Medicaid Planning via the Use of Promissory Notes

Guardianships are the result of lack of proper execution of the appropriate documentation required for estate planning. This CLE course will explain when guardianships are required, how they are used to implement Medicaid and special needs benefits as well as the utilization of promissory notes and gifts in Medicaid planning.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Sentencing Considerations in Federal Court: A Defense Perspective

White collar criminal cases have a methodology all their own and preparing for federal sentences as defense counsel requires particular considerations. This CLE course, presented by noted criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, Esq. will explain the complex federal sentencing guidelines, the process for preparing a formal sentence memorandum and the legal and factual issues to consider specifically as they relate to fraud cases. The course will also offer strategies for preparing the clien...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Professionalism in High Stakes Litigation

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

So You Want to Go Solo? How to Decide, Prepare, and Survive Your First Year

This CLE course walks you through what you need to consider before making the decision to go solo then takes you through the preparation before making the jump, and sketches out what you need to survive the first year. This course first focuses on necessary considerations before you decide to take the jump, whether or not you have the ability, knowledge and personality traits to go it alone. The presenter will then discuss what it means to get your ducks in a row once you have decide...

Law Prac Mgmt
3
Price$150

Preparing Clients for Deposition, Trial and Mediation: A Necessary Investment

All litigators know the value and essential nature of preparation of clients for major litigation events. But preparation work is frequently superficial, inefficient and not sufficiently directed to the client’s fears, anxieties and intellectual capacity. In this CLE course you will learn advanced and cutting-edge techniques to thoroughly prepare your client for deposition, trial and mediation. The course will cover how to address client anxiety, how to demystify the events themselves s...

Skills Credits
2
Price$100

How to Prepare for a Wage-Hour Audit or Lawsuit

Today employers are facing increased challenges to their wage-hour employment practices. Federal and state departments of labor are active and conducting unannounced audits throughout the nation. Class actions seeking and winning millions of dollars are on the rise. For in-house counsel and HR Directors the antidote to assure your employment practices withstand scrutiny is to prepare for an audit or lawsuit by implementing the tips provided in this lecture. Before you receive a knock on yo...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Legal Ethics 101: Avoiding Common Mistakes and Conducting your Practice with Honesty and Integrity

This CLE program examines some of the common mistakes made by new attorneys and explores some of the best ways to deal with them once they've occurred. Using the framework of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, we will discuss common issues you may encounter with supervising attorneys, opposing counsel and clients. The material also covers best practices in setting and handling fees, as well as the requirements for properly managing trust accounts. We will review recent case law related...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Introduction to Property and Business Interruption Insurance Law

With catastrophes impacting businesses on a regular basis across the country, whether man-made or natural disasters – hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes, and so on - it is critical for the corporate attorney or litigator to be familiar with insurance law. This CLE program introduces the practitioner to fundamental concepts of property insurance law, and the more complex nuances of business interruption insurance. Critically important in any insurance claim is an understanding of the typical ins...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Hot Topics in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law in the Federal Courts

Learn from a panel of experts about hot issues in Intellectual Property Federal Court litigation, with an emphasis on patent, trademark and copyright cases on the Supreme Court's October 2018 docket. Some of the cases and issues that will be discussed include: Patent Cases: Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. – at issue, whether an inventor’s sale of an invention to a third party that is obligated to keep the invention confidential qualifies as prior art under...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Client Interaction Strategies: A Deep Dive Into How We Connect With Our Clients

Law school includes a heavy load of courses on all aspects of the legal profession. And yet, one feature that does not seem to get the attention it warrants is basic client communication. Good communication may seem an inherent and almost instinctual aspect of our job as attorneys, it is a complex and often difficult process but one that can greatly impact your relationship with your client. This CLE course will take a comprehensive look at successful client communications and ways in which yo...

Law Prac Mgmt
1.5
Price$75

Legal Issues Related to Launching a Global Advertising Campaign

There isn’t much in the media that isn’t global these days, and that includes advertising campaigns. But working on an advertising campaign with a global reach may have ramifications that wouldn’t apply on a national scale. This CLE course will explain the primary issues to be aware of when working on a global advertising campaign as well as strategies for working with local counsel in other countries. The use of influencers, global sweepstakes and contests and how to conduct social media campai...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Thinking about IP Rights in Social Media Marketing & other Global Campaigns

This CLE course is presented by a panel of lawyers representing six countries and will discuss trademark, copyright, and right of publicity issues that may apply to global social media campaigns and internet ad campaigns. The course will explain jurisdiction as it applies to online campaigns and consent requests for user-generated content as well as whether it is permissible to require contestant entrants to relinquish rights to their entries.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

The Intersection of Immigration and Disabilities

U.S. immigration law has special exemptions for immigrants who have special needs, or for immigrants who have family members with special needs. This CLE course will explore some of the more common ways that a practitioner may encounter these situations and go over strategies to help clients.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

8 Privacy and Advertising Tips for the Games Industry

This CLE program presented by Gregory Boyd and Daniel M. Goldberg will discuss the most relevant privacy issues involving video games and online advertising. The topics include: GDPR's impact on online advertising, the anticipated impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act and the increased focus by regulators, consumer advocates, academia, and the media on issues like geolocation and youth audiences.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

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

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

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

Top 10 Things You Should Tell Your Startup Client

It seems that everyone is working in start-ups today. And while some take off beyond anyone’s wildest dream, more fail or never take off at all. Startup clients, even those who have unique expertise in the product they are creating, often lack experience in setting up and running a business. Lawyers can help fill the gap and help position companies for future success. This CLE presentation will highlight issues in corporate, intellectual property, commercial and employment law that startups ne...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Handling Wrongful Convictions in New York

The Court of Claims Act § 8-b, also known as the New York State Unjust Conviction and Imprisonment Act, allows those who have been wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the State if they have served all or part of their sentence. In addition, many people who have been wrongfully convicted are also able to seek compensation under federal law. Our panel of experts will discuss the many aspects of litigating an unjust conviction case in New York and a companion case in federal cour...

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

Elements, Innovations & Challenges in Sports Contracts

This CLE course examines the key elements inherent in sports contracts, reviewing them across a variety of legal settings: collectively bargained player agreements as in Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League; contracts involving personal services including coaching, broadcasting, and managerial contracts in sports; endorsement agreements and licensing agreements. The materials will also examine several “real world” exemplar...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Would You Take That Bet? The Effects of Legalized Betting on Sports

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. NCAA, striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May 2018, opening the door to the possibility of legalized sports wagering in every state, at least those willing to start down this path, this course will examine what the possible long and short term effects of sports betting may be on the legal and regulatory environment surrounding professional and collegiate sports in the United States. Participants will g...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Captive Insurance: State and Local Tax Issues

State and local tax issues are a hot topic for captive insurance companies as these taxes are widely misunderstood and a new area of increased interest from state departments of insurance to generate revenue. Captive insurance professionals need to understand the basics of income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, and how those principals apply to various captive insurance taxes. This CLE course demonstrates that SALT is largely a function of constitutional law and the skilled practitio...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Captive Insurance: Strategies & Tactics

This CLE course introduces the corporate attorney to how captive insurance companies operate with a focus on the profitability captives provide to their affiliated groups. Captives structuring techniques are analyzed in light of recent Tax Court cases. In addition, the course explores the use of captive insurance as a cost minimization strategy for workers compensation and healthcare benefits.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Litigating MAGA: Lessons in Advocacy of Controversial and Uncertain Claims

How should legal practitioners approach and defend claims that might seem nebulous or without precedent? This seminar will answer this question by considering cases such as Piatek v. Happiest Hour, where in 2018 a business ejected a patron for wearing a Make America Great Again hat. In that case, the plaintiff argued that the bar had discriminated against him on the basis of his “creed.” We will discuss the arguments made for and against the plaintiff in this case alongside other such cases...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Does Jewish Law Like Lawyers? Building a Just Legal System

Lawyers have a unique appreciation of the pitfalls of overly zealous representation, and of the need for codes of professional responsibility that regulate an attorney’s behavior. Unexpectedly, ancient Jewish legal texts contain crucial lessons regarding the distinction between good and bad lawyering. In this CLE, a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law delves into the sources and provides a new perspective on lawyer ethics.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

How Rabbinical Court Cases are Decided

In this CLE, a well known rabbinical court judge describes the relevance of secular law to proceedings in beit din (rabbinical court) under Jewish law. A rabbinical court judge and director of the Beth Din of America, a rabbinical court based in New York, walks listeners through an actual case arbitrated (and ultimately mediated) at the Beth Din of America, and concludes with a description of some of the unique procedural issues that arise in a beit din.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Unique Divorce Issues Arising under Jewish Law

Jewish couples getting divorced face unique religious law issues with potential secular law ramifications. The ketuba, a central element of a Jewish wedding, is actually a legal document with financial implications. In order to dissolve a Jewish marriage, a Get (writ of divorce) is necessary. The Get requires the mutual participation of husband and wife, and in some cases the withholding of a Get has been threatened or utilized as a tool for negotiation leverage or simply out of spite. In...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Beth Din As a Preferred Forum

Jewish law prefers dispute resolution among Jews to take place through mediation or arbitration in a beit din (lit. house of law), a rabbinical forum for dispute resolution. In this CLE, an expert on Jewish law discusses some of the more intricate rules regarding the issue of selecting a forum for dispute resolution, and the director of the Beth Din of America, a rabbinical court based in New York, explains the rabbinical court process, and how decisions are reached, by describing an actual c...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Beth Din Jurisprudence

When contemporary business cases are decided through rabbinical court arbitration, procedural and substantive law is determined by utilizing ancient and modern Jewish law texts. But Jewish law recognizes that in the business arena parties enter deals with an expectation that local law and custom will govern their dealings. In addition, the modern day arbitration forum presents interesting procedural issues for a Jewish court. In this CLE, an arbitrator at, and the administrative attorney of...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Female Testimony in Beit Din: An Untold Story of Halachic Justice

Contemporary rabbinical courts accept testimony even from classes of individuals who are barred from testifying under Biblical law. In this fascinating discussion about how Jewish justice operates in the sphere of rabbinical court decision making, an expert in religious arbitration law from Pepperdine University School of Law describes the interplay between religious law and societal norms.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Equitable and Not So Equitable Division of Real Estate in Divorce

The process of dividing and distributing real property between spouses in a divorce complex, inconsistent, and confusing. What factors do courts consider in deciding whether a sale, buyout or deferred sale is appropriate? Who will keep the marital home? How do courts divide the proceeds of sale? Can your client recover the money that his or her parents lent on the marital home? Real estate, unlike liquid assets, does not automatically become marital property subject to a 50/50 division even if...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Ethical Issues Confronting Criminal Practitioners

Using real-life hypotheticals, our panel of experts will address issues confronted by practitioners on a daily basis. Some of the subjects that will be covered are: Brady violations — the criminal law versus the ethics rules; A defendant's right to determine strategy, even when it is insane; Lawyers taping their clients and disclosing the tape in defense of a criminal or disciplinary allegation; and, Witness preparation — avoiding getting in bed with a perjurious witness....

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Technology and Estate Planning

Technology can transform how practitioners provide estate planning services, and even provide new services to offer. Some technologies are already commonly used but might be applied in new ways to make practice more efficient. Other technologies are just being adapted by professionals. The focus of this program will be practical discussions of how practitioners can adapt different technologies and use them in their practices. Betsy Ehrenberg of Legacy Concierge will explain how software can ma...

Law Prac Mgmt
1
Price$50

Don’t Get Caught in a Transactional Maze: Income Tax Fundamentals and Their Ethical Implications for Lawyers

Learn from both a tax expert and a noted legal ethicist about income tax fundamentals and their ethical implications for the transactional lawyer. Some of the important issues to be addressed include: Fundamentals of the Income Tax System: Taxable income and tax liability; taxable gains and losses; gain and loss realization vs recognition General Exclusion Provisions: COD Income; Gain on sale of principle residence; Opportunity Zone Exclusions General Nonrecognition Provisions: 1031 L...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Skills, 1 Ethics
Price$100

How to Win Big at Trial

From two of the most experienced and successful trial lawyers in America, this CLE course will tell you the key things you need to know and do to win big at trial particularly a jury trial. This is not your grandfather’s trial course. It is about the “whys” and “how tos” that lead to success. Since there are as many styles as there are trial lawyers, there is really no right or wrong way to try a case. There are, however, some very real “do’s” and “don’ts” and this course will cover the key on...

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

Diversity and Inclusion: The Concept of Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is a phenomenon that is under increasing study. It is unconscious bias formed by associations in the brain that link two ideas together, and is formed by experiences, cultural affirmations, society, media and other influences. This CLE program will address how implicit bias can affect a workplace, and how companies can incorporate best practices and measures to address bias and promote morale.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Disputes: Understanding the Litigation Pregame

Companies often deal with disputes relating to departing employees, unlawful competition and employee theft. These disputes often end up in court, where there are significant legal pitfalls and factual hurdles awaiting either side in litigation. This CLE program will discuss litigation best practices for the prosecution or defense of a restrictive covenants claim.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Matter-Of-Mam Competency Evaluations For Immigration Proceedings

This CLE course will provide the immigration defense attorney with an understanding of the mental health and evaluation issues for immigration clients who may require competency evaluations. These clients may already be in proceedings or may be held in an ICE detention center pending an outcome of the evaluation. Join attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver for an in-depth analysis of Matter of M-A-M Cases. Learning Objectives: Understand the major concerns in a competency hearing b...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Mitigation of Illegal Behavior in Immigration Defense

Among the most important topics in immigration defense today is CRIMMIGRATION, that is, the consideration of how to contend with and explain criminal issues, including illegal activity and crimes involving moral turpitude, for immigration clients. This seminar will consider how to tackle this extremely important issue separate and apart from proving hardship issues in 601-waiver petitions by using MITIGATION, just as criminal defense lawyers use mitigation to defend and explain their client’s...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Regulation of Banks in the U.S.

This CLE course focuses on the regulation of banks in the U.S. It covers the significant bank regulatory laws from the Great Depression to the 2010 Dodd Frank Act, as well as both federal and state regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over banks. It also discusses various regulatory compliance requirements, including anti-money laundering and several Dodd Frank Act requirements; trends in governmental enforcement actions against banks; the recurring cycles of de-regulation resulting in fina...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Legal Careers for International LLMs in the U.S.

Join us for a panel discussion about the career opportunities available to international graduates of U.S. LLM programs, as well as how employing International LLM's helps achieve diversity and inclusion within firms, and the legal profession in general. Our panelists have studied at the Fordham Law Foreign Lawyers Program, Harvard Law LLM Program, University of Pennsylvania LLM Program and Michigan Law LLM program. They have gone on to have successful careers as: the New York City Asb...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 LPM, 1 Div
Price$100

18 for '18: Sports Marketing & Media's Top Legal Issues from 2018

Sports are a powerful part of many marketing and media planning arsenals. Yet recent cases show that even the most experienced marketers and properties can fall into legal traps when marketing around sports events. Misunderstanding governing body rules, local practices, and evolving intellectual property law can crater deals, strain relationships and lead to expensive disputes. With so much at stake, brands, agencies, properties, and athletes need to know when they are exposing themselves to t...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Recent Developments in GDPR

Passed in April of 2016 to protect the personal data of EU citizens, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union affected almost every entity that did business online, regardless of whether that business was in the EU or not. Enforceable since May 25th, 2018, and with fines potentially as high as 4% of annual turnover - total sales vs. merely profit - the GDPR was supposed to be a sea change for businesses both in Europe and outside of it. Has it been? This CLE c...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50