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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.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Medical Malpractice: Pick Your Cases Carefully

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

Attorney Conduct
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Basics of Asset Protection

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

ERISA for Dummies

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

General Credits
1
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

COVID-19: Business and Asset Protection

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Protecting Your Brand During a Pandemic

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

1031 Exchanges And The DST: What Attorneys Need to Know

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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...

Attorney Conduct
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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
1.25
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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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.

General 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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
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.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Athlete Agency Law: Keeping Athletes & Agents On the Field

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

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...

Attorney Conduct
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

Attorney Conduct
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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.

Attorney Conduct
0.75
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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.

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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,...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.25
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,...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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....

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
1.25
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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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...

Attorney Conduct
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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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....

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General 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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
0.75
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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

Attorney Conduct
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...

Attorney Conduct
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...

Attorney Conduct
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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....

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
3
Price$150

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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....

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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....

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

Attorney Conduct
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!

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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

Attorney Conduct
1.25
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.

General 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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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,...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
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...

Attorney Conduct
1.25
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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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...

General 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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

Attorney Conduct
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
1.25
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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....

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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 Conduct
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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...

Attorney Conduct
1.25
Price$50

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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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.

Attorney Conduct
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.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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.

General Credits
1.25
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...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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.

Attorney Conduct
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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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...

Attorney Conduct
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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.

Attorney Conduct
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.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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.

Attorney Conduct
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...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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....

Attorney Conduct
1.75
Price$75

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...

General Credits
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
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Conduct
Price$75

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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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.

Attorney Conduct
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.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.25
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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

UCC Article 9 Foreclosure: Issues Ideas and Ambiguities

If a lender requires that their loans be secured by all the personal property of their borrower, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code wholly governs this process. If a lender making a loan creates a security interest in collateral under Article 9, and the loan goes into default, it must also foreclose its security interest under the rules of Article 9. Article 9 is complicated and comprehensive. This CLE course teaches the basics of the four methods of foreclosing a loan. The i...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Matrimonial Law from A to Z

This CLE course will review all the issues involved in a divorce matter, from whether the parties meet the residency requirements to the signing of the Judgment of Divorce. The course will provide both the law and practical real-world tips. Topics Include: Child Custody Forensic Evaluations Child Support Spousal Maintenance Equitable Distribution (distribution of assets) Attorney Fees Learning Objectives: A basic familiarity with matrimonial law in New York State....

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Borderline Personality Disorder: Pre-Plea and Pre-Sentence Criminal Mitigation Strategies

In this CLE course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver delves into criminal mitigation strategies for the client suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder is among the least understood, and yet perhaps the most important mental health issues for criminal defense lawyers. As many as 6% of the population carry the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and the criteria for this mental health issue provide profound understanding regarding the crim...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Creative Cutting Edge Trust Planning Strategies

The Jobs Cut Tax Act of 2017, worries of future tax changes, and other developments (e.g. the Wacker case concerning self-settled trusts) have all served to dramatically change trust planning for clients of all wealth levels. This CLE course will review creative and cutting edge tax, trust and related planning techniques which practitioners can use to better serve clients. More in depth and objective discussion will be provided about the uses and issues of non-grantor trusts for income tax and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Criminal Mitigation: Humanizing the Client Toward a Better Outcome

This CLE course provides an overview of criminal mitigation to criminal defense lawyers, and reviews various humanizing processes that a criminal law attorney can utilize to better advocate for his or her client. Dr. Silver discusses how the use of psychological analysis, which can also impact the factual analysis of the case, can paint a more positive picture of a client and increase their chances of success. Both experienced and novice lawyers will gain important insight into various criteri...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

How Leadership Can Create Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

The increased focus on workplace discrimination, bias and harassment has raised awareness and management of these issues tremendously. But what happens when the behavior stays just above the threshold of legal acceptability? This CLE course will review all the ways, big and small, that prejudicial attitudes or implicit bias may adversely impact the legal profession, particularly for vulnerable employees. The course will explore the legal, sociological, psychological and organizational aspects...

Attorney Conduct
1.5
Price$75

Recent Developments in Legal Funding

Legal Funding is now one of the hottest topics when it comes to client, attorney and case financing. It seems like every state in the country is legislating and preparing guidelines to address this controversial form of lending. In this CLE lecture, Jeffrey Rubin, Esq. address the origins of legal funding and how various states are addressing the often boilerplate contracts, high interest and ethical conflicts. The lecture emphasizes New York State, Maine, Ohio and Minnesota but also delves i...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics and Social Responsibility in the Fashion Industry

The fashion industry has come under scrutiny in recent times on the subject of corporate social responsibility. Global retailers strive to ensure their global corporate standards for labor, safety, sustainability and quality are uniformly adhered to throughout their supply chain. The difficulty of achieving this goal is frayed with hurdles as global brands struggle to operate across different national governance, cultural differences and language variations. Our distinguished panel w...

Attorney Conduct
1.5
Price$75

The Emerging Environmental Crisis

This CLE course addresses an interesting new area of environmental law: emerging contaminants in our drinking water. The course will primarily discuss the federal environmental statute that seeks to protect our drinking water supplies, the Safe Drinking Water Act. While there are many contaminants that are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, there are new contaminants, called “emerging contaminants” that remain unregulated and are impacting the safety and quality of drinking water sup...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Federal Criminal Practice 101

The potential for long-term incarceration and stiff penalties make federal criminal trials a high stakes game. A well-thought out strategy and extensive preparation are needed to successfully navigate the federal criminal process, and that can only be achieved by practice and experience. This CLE program, presented by Alex Spiro and Kayla Feld of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, will help new attorneys learn to navigate the process and parts of a federal criminal trial as well as pro...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Alternative Dispute Resolution

Business Arbitration and Business Mediation have a number of advantages relative to litigating commercial cases in court. There also are some disadvantages. Unless you’re intimately familiar with the Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, how will you know how best to represent your client? The speaker is an experienced business dispute resolution lawyer, commercial arbitrator and mediator, trainer of new and experienced neutrals, ADR law consultant, author, and speaker who will review the...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

How to Handle A Wage and Hour/FLSA Case

A panel of experts provides a comprehensive look at wage and hour cases, from the perspective of the plaintiff and the defendant, as well as from the perspective of Magistrate Judge, EDNY, Ramon E. Reyes. In recent years there has been an influx of litigation in the area of wage and hour claims. Understand how improperly paid employees can recover compensation for missed wages. Learn how employers can make mistakes by improperly classifying or paying employees, which can lead to costly...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Arts & Crafts in Litigation

Hear from the experts what you need to know about creating, filing and presenting your litigation product. Topics include: Sanctions judges have imposed for poorly formatted, constructed, compiled, or bound submissions Reasons to convert-to-PDF, rather than print-to-PDF, better than scan-to-PDF Hidden properties in word documents that transfer over to the ECF/NYSCEF filed PDF documents, including author and file name (so don't name it in word "document stupid judge made me file" -...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Advertising Law in Russia

Advertising has become a global endeavor, marketing to consumers far beyond national borders via the web and social media. As a result, companies need to be well-versed in rules governing global advertising. This CLE course will provide a comprehensive review of these rules and regulations. Co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, the course will specifically address advertising and marketing to consumers in Russia.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Should Online Legal Referral Services be Regulated?

In many ways we are becoming more and more dependent on our digital devices for both business and personal endeavors, Yet in other ways the business environment has not really changed - businesses are still trying to reach as broad a potential market as possible and counterbalancing potential regulatory and consumer protection issues are still being raised by their products. In the legal arena, on-line attorney referral services have become an attractive way for attorneys to generate n...

Total Credits
3.5
Incl. 2.5 Conduct
Price$175

Diversity & Inclusion: The #MeToo Movement’s Impact on the Legal Profession

In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, all individuals, organizations and professions need to evaluate their understanding of and policies towards issues of gender discrimination and gender diversity. The legal profession is no exception. This timely CLE course will review issues of sexual harassment, pay equity and diversity in law firms. Practical tips and strategies for increasing diversity and avoiding inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace whether by individuals or by company culture w...

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Litigation Ethics Summit: I Walk the Line

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 Litigation Ethics Summit presented by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, will ident...

Attorney Conduct
1.75
Price$75

Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection is designed to minimize a client’s exposure to risk, ideally before that risk has presented itself. This program will teach you everything you need to know about protecting your client’s assets from frivolous plaintiffs and creditors. Eli Akhavan, a leading expert in asset protection will cover specific planning strategies and solutions, including planning with business entities as well as domestic and foreign trusts. This CLE course will explain how to structure asset prote...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Real Estate Closing Practices in New York and New Jersey

Understand what is involved with buying and selling real estate in New York and New Jersey, including what it takes to get the deal closed. Topics include real estate contracts; dealing with objection letters; inspections; title; mortgages; buyer's and seller's closing disclosures; tax obligations; and more.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What Lawyers Need to Know About Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

This CLE program will explore the rapidly evolving hype and reality of blockchain technology, including recent legal developments and how to advise your clients. The following topics will be covered: data security, privacy, intellectual property and ownership, monetization of data, regulation, product liability, automated contracts, IoT advocacy, application program interfaces and ethical issues involved in data collection and sharing. Highlights of the Program include: The Internet of Th...

General Credits
2.75
Price$150

Sexual Harassment: Workplace Investigations and Litigation in the #MeToo Era

As a result of the #MeToo Movement Era, it seems that that there has been an uptick in complaints of alleged sexual harassment in for-profit and non-profit companies. Thus, it is now more important than ever that companies and other organizations proactively deal with sexual harassment allegations. Thus companies must: Promptly investigate the allegations; Thoroughly protect the victims against retaliation; Take proper action when wrongful conduct is found; and Take steps to try and...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessibility Issues for Businesses

In the first six months of 2018, nearly 5,000 lawsuits were filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in federal court alleging inaccessibility at businesses that are open to the general public. Over a thousand of those lawsuits were filed in New York. This CLE program will feature a panel discussion as speakers discuss the reasons for the increase in this type of litigation and how businesses can minimize the risk of being sued. The panel will discuss website and “brick and mortar...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Managing and Valuing Tangible Personal Property in Estates

This CLE program will discuss best practices for managing and valuing tangible personal property in trusts and estates. The program will cover a variety of different kinds of property including motor cars, jewelry, rare books and fine art and give an overview on the following topics: Appraisals values and purposes IRS-defined qualified appraisers and qualified appraisals IRS Art Advisory Panel Factors affecting valuation (and past examples) Regulated materials Authenticity Title/...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Depositions To Win: Win Before You Begin

In litigation, particularly in personal injury and wrongful death cases, all parties are routinely deposed. The deposition of an adverse party should be viewed as a deposition of a free expert witness, one that the plaintiff can use to prove her case, or at a minimum, defuse possible defenses. This CLE course is designed to teach the plaintiff's attorney how to use an adverse witness to help prove the plaintiff's case, and undermine the defenses and attack the credibility of the defend...

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Comic Book Contract Negotiation and Drafting Practicum

This CLE program will do a deep-dive into the three agreements every lawyer must know when representing a comic book creator: the artist services agreement, the comic book publishing agreement, and the motion picture option/purchase agreement. Facilitated by seasoned comic book publishing attorneys, attendees will get a chance to issue-spot, draft, and engage in mock negotiations. Some of the Issues explored in this second CLE: Negotiation and drafting of the artist services agreement...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Representing Comic Book Creator Clients: A Guide to Contractual and IP Issues

This CLE program tracks recent trends in comic book business and legal practice as it introduces lawyers to the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. The discussion tracks the stages of representing a client from the initial comic book concept through to the negotiation of the publishing agreement. Some of the issues explored in this CLE: Intellectual property issues in the comic book industry Service agreements and collaboration agreements What publishers...

General Credits
3
Price$150

Common Ethical Dilemmas in Civil Practice

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Preparing a Nursing Home Case for Trial

Nursing home cases are particularly challenging. This CLE course will explain the foundational requirements for such cases and the preparation needed in the weeks leading up to the trial. The course will review what’s needed to properly admit evidence, using demonstratives, successful case organization and best practices for implementing technology. Logistical and strategical concerns will also be addressed.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Are Mechanic’s and Construction Liens and Why Do They Matter for Your Project?

Mechanic’s and Construction Liens are a powerful tool to secure monies due to contractors and others who provide labor and materials to improve real property. This course will provide an exhaustive discourse on the use of mechanic’s and Construction liens on both public and private improvements, as well as the steps that owners may take to respond to the liens. Brian J. Markowitz, Esq. and Max Rayetsky, Esq. will begin by discussing general principles of the Lien Law, and will proceed with an...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: A Cornerstone of Equal Rights for All Americans

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 marked a pivotal moment in the history of voter law. This CLE course, presented by commercial and corporate lawyer Louis J. Braun, will present the context of this historic act including the 15th amendment, the history of voting rights and the denial of this right to specific groups, the incredible pathway to the passing of the act and the incredible vigilance necessary to maintain it and all freedoms of the American people.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Voir Dire: The Differences between Civil and Criminal Litigation

Understand how to select a jury from the perspective of the plaintiff/prosecutor and the defendant in a civil and a criminal case. The different considerations that arise when selecting a jury for a criminal and a civil case will be discussed, as well as how to identify implicit bias on the part of jurors or counsel, and how to deal with it when bias does occur.

General Credits
3
Price$150

FMLA Checklist: Step-By-Step Compliance

The FMLA is a complicated and legalistic law that can create many legal pitfalls. Understanding how to ensure compliance with this law from start to finish is an essential step in ensuring compliance. This is a how-to guide that can be kept by your desk to ensure FMLA compliance by you and your organization. It will cover in-depth the legal requirements set forth in the FMLA with regard to leave of absences and will provide a step-by-step plan of action for those in HR and Benefits Administra...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Multi-State Employers: Drafting Employee Handbooks Compliant in all States

Understanding what an employee handbook must have in it is tough enough. However, if you are a multi-state employer doing business in more than one state, it is even more complicated. There are a multitude of laws that vary state by state that an organization needs to ensure compliance with. Failure to do so can put an organization at legal peril. One of the causes for concern when drafting a multi-state handbook is that employers must comply with both federal and state laws concern...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Updates for your Employee Handbook: How to Ensure Legal Compliance and Avoid Liability

Are you ready for all the changes in laws and policies that may require revisions to your policies and procedures? Handbooks should be updated at least annually to ensure that they are in compliance with recent federal, state and local laws that have been passed as well as with important court decisions that could impact your organization. Attend this CLE program to better understand important protections that your employee handbook needs to contain to best protect you in 2018. Learn what r...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bringing Class Actions & Mass Claims to Resolution

Rodney Max, a principal with Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediation Group, and UWWM mediator Steven Jaffe explains how to maintain ethical standards and civil discourse during mediations that arise from class and mass actions. For this CLE program, their discussion is moderated by UWWM mediator Jeffrey M. Fleming, who also serves as an arbitrator and special magistrate.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Copyright Infringement: How to Defend Lawsuits and Protect Assets

The instructors provide an overview on copyright infringement, the importance of registration, fair use or unsure defense. They touch on the available damages for copyright and the importance of registration, delving into the actual damages and profits. The discussion also covers liability for the actions of employees, and the use of independent contractors and the avoidance of liability. With a strong bases on theory and its practical implications, the discussion advances to protecting assets i...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate Planning Retainer Agreements and Engagement Letters

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Preparing & Presenting a Plaintiff for a Deposition

Presenting a witness for a deposition requires significant time and preparation before even walking into the room. This seminar provides an overview of the practice tips and recommendations for preparing and presenting a witness for a deposition. This CLE program discusses how to meet with and prepare a witness – in particular a personal injury plaintiff. In this program, Mike Shanahan will describe the best practices approach for ensuring your witness is fully prepared to explain the basis fo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Shoved Back Into The Closet: The Plight of LGBT Elders in Nursing Homes

The LGBT community is one which has gained many victories in recent years relating to the legal rights of its members. However, one largely overlooked subset of the LGBT community that still needs much attention is the elderly. Many LGBT seniors, after spending their lives fighting for Civil Rights, and living out and proud in the community, describe the process of searching for elder care as a feeling like they are being shoved back into the closet that they spent most of their lives escaping...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Opening Arguments

Opening arguments are arguably the most important part of your case. In this CLE program, learn case framing techniques to maximize the effectiveness of your opening argument. Specifically, Jaime Koziol Delaney will explain the case framing technique that involves the following elements: Risks Rules Right Way What Happened Here (Wrong Way) Harms/Losses Attacking Defense excuses Damages Jaime will use a case example to explain how she recently used the above model in a medic...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Commercial Arbitration Clauses for Business Lawyers

Commercial arbitration is an adjudication process that is generally intended to be a cost efficient, expeditious and less combative alternative to court litigation. Most commercial arbitrations evolve from a formal written agreement between parties to commercial transactions, which include an arbitration clause. Unfortunately, the arbitration clause is often relegated to the “boiler plate” which is not given much attention by parties or their counsel…and that lack of attention may lead to unfo...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

In 2018 the vast majority of businesses sponsor a website intended to help market their goods and services. Most of these websites include a section denominated as “Terms of Use” or “Terms of Service.” The Terms of Use purport to act as a contract between website sponsor and the users. That contract can be very important to all website sponsors, but especially so for websites where goods are sold. Unfortunately, the Courts have held that Terms of Use will not be enforceable unless certain proc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 1

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner, has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, mediators and medical experts for the 41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. Day 1 will focus on Preparing for the Trial and cover such topics as: Civil Pre-Trial Practice: Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury Litigation Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants Conference and Settlement and Mediation in Commercial and Personal Injury Cases Court...

General Credits
6
Price$250

41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 2

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner, has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, mediators and medical experts for the 41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. Day 2 will focus on The Trial. Topics to be covered include: Ethics and Civility in Litigation Practice Voir Dire: Selecting Diverse Juries, Professionalism How to Conduct a Voir Dire: Interactive Demonstration Direct and Cross Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 2 Conduct
Price$250

Nailing the 30 Min Consultation

This CLE program will discuss the benefits of offering a free consultation to potential clients along with strategies and red flags to look for to maximize your time as an attorney. The free consultation is a great way to get in front of the potential client and it is also an opportunity to qualify them as a client you would like to help. We will look at a proven game plan to conduct a meeting in 30 minutes and walk away with a client you feel confident you can help get to financial freedom....

General Credits
1
Price$50

Pursuing FDCPA Violations

This CLE course will discuss the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a consumer credit protection act that aims to promote fairness in the collection of debts. Commonly referred to as FDCPA, these violations are more prevalent then you think. By listening to your clients and educating them on the violations, you can uncover another way to protect them while providing additional revenue for your practice. We will detail a streamlined process that has proven success in going after these violations...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Law of Bank Payments

This CLE course will discuss various issues concerning payments made by or through banks. Covered are laws concerning check and wire transfer payments made by and to consumers and businesses. Discussed are claims concerning such payments made against banks, and various bank defenses applicable to such claims. Also discussed are laws concerning payments collected through the Federal Reserve Banks and government regulation of payments concerning internet gambling.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Police Misconduct: Recent Developments under Section 1983

Whether you sue, defend, or advise law enforcement, this CLE program will keep you current on the use of force, and trends, controversies, and resources under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This program will cover District of Columbia v. Wesby and Kisela v. Hughes, the Supreme Court’s newest decisions on qualified immunity, and five other cases to be decided this year. You will learn the latest limitations on Taser and less lethal force; use of deadly force against Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDPs); the...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Trial Strategy: How to Ask Questions

Lawyers are too focused on what the answer is without focusing on the question. This CLE lecture focuses on the question. The question about what is your case about and the particular questions we should be asking of witnesses. The lecture also addresses direct examination, cross examination, and declaring a witness hostile.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Immigration Law: New Rules and New Challenges in Recruiting Global Talent

In the last year, companies facing an already competitive hiring market have faced new rules and new challenges in recruiting and retaining global talent. What have been some of the most important lessons from the last year and how should companies prepare for the year ahead? This CLE program will touch on Executive Orders and USCIS policy shifts that impact work visas including H-1B visas, business travel, and overall enforcement.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.25 Conduct
Price$100

Ethical Considerations: Retainers and Disclaimers in Cannabis Law

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Follow the Money: Legal Pitfalls of Investing in Cannabis

This CLE course will provide a broad overview regarding the wealth of opportunities that exist when thinking about investing in the cannabis industry, including breakdowns and industry overviews with current trends in mergers and acquisitions. This is followed by a discussion of regulatory and other key issues for U.S. investor clients including banking, 280E, and lack of research. The course continues with information about investing in cannabis abroad with a special focus on Canada and the p...

General Credits
1.75
Price$125

Owners’ Agreements for Start-Ups and Relatively New Companies

Every corporation or limited liability company with more than one owner should have a written agreement that, at the very least, sets forth the agreed terms respecting governance of the company. The most obvious of these are the pre-agreed terms as to how managerial decisions will be made and by whom. Many of these agreements also include buy-sell terms, i.e. terms that apply when an owner suffers a “Buy-Sell Event” such as death, disability, retirement, loss of license, etc. This CLE p...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Insurance Implications for Cannabis Lawyers

This CLE course will review how insurance works (or doesn’t work) in cannabis related business and what options attorneys have for advising their clients appropriately. Ms. Greenberg touches upon the types of insurance needed within cannabis industry niches.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction to Cannabis Law and Medical Programs

This CLE course begins with medical education from one of New York’s leading voices in medical cannabis, Dr. Bernie Lee, as he explains cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. Dr. Lee explains the important differences between THC and CBD: what they are, the effect of each on the human body, and why it matters when it comes to how marijuana is regulated through medical programs. Patricia Heer, Esq., follows Dr. Lee with a basic introduction into the legislation that has been enacted...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Marijuana Matters in the Workplace: Cannabis & Employment Law

This CLE course begins with an overview of marijuana use statistics as they relate to the workplace. Ms. Gluck focuses the discussion on the employer challenges that come with contradictions and overlapping rules regarding federal and state employment protections. Finally, Ms. Gluck shares insight regarding employer obligations to accommodate and provide leave for medical marijuana use, as well as best practices for employment policies.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Market Regulation Priorities: Detecting and Preventing Misconduct

This CLE program provides updates on market regulation priorities, including current initiatives and rulemaking. This session focuses on market regulation priorities and sweeps. Panelists will share thoughts on equities, options and fixed income compliance programs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand Market Regulations’ initiatives, priorities and significant matters. Discuss major developments in equities, fixed income and options markets surveillance. D...

General Credits
1
Price$50

NYS Compassionate Care Act, NJ Compassionate Use Act and Proposed Amendments

This CLE program features a panel of speakers discussing the NYS Compassionate Care Act, NJ’s Compassionate Use Act and its potential expansion. Expansion of the current medical program regulations will include additional qualifying conditions, expanded product lines, and the possibility of additional registered organizations (“dispensaries”). Topics include the process of patient registration, the challenges of being in business, and some of the legal & regulatory matters regarding bu...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions

This CLE program will provide guidance on effective practices for monitoring outside business activities and supervising private securities transactions. FINRA panelists discuss common OBA deficiencies found during examinations. Panelists share effective practices regarding policies and procedures for identifying, documenting and disclosing OBAs. FINRA will also discuss the recently proposed rule changes related to OBAs and PSTs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Unde...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Overview of Adult Use Legislation in New York & New Jersey

Moderated by Dr. Malik Burnett, this panel begins with Chris Alexander and Senator Krueger explaining New York’s pending Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”) followed by Amol Sinha speaking about New Jersey’s pending legalization bill. The discussion continues with current issues standing in the way of legalization and the instructors’ visions of what an inclusive, regulated cannabis industry looks like. Mr. Sinha explains the difference between legalization and decriminalization and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Protecting Your Cannabis Intellectual Property

This CLE course begins with an overview of how intellectual property law works and the various protections available through trademarks, copyrights, patents and licensing. Ms. Bernstein explains what types of cannabis business are federally prohibited from trademark protection and offers insight into other avenues available – and the issues that might arise – when you advise your clients on protect their cannabis related assets.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Realities of Regulation: Regulating Adult Use After Legalization

This CLE program is presented by Shaleen Title, Commissioner of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. She shares insight into the creation of the commission and their work in creating appropriate regulations within a complex political and economic structure. Commissioner Title shares insight with attendees regarding how regulations are actually shaped, what surprises she has faced, and lessons she has learned along the way.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices (Medium and Large Firm Focus)

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA examinations of medium and large firms.. Industry practitioners discuss taking proactive compliance measures and corrective action in response to examination deficiencies and recommendations. Senior FINRA staff discuss the exam process from their perspective and provide examples of best practices. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and effective practice...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Effective Processes for Suspicious Activity Monitoring and Investigations

This CLE program provides guidance on suspicious activity monitoring and investigations in AML (anti-money laundering). Panelists discuss how to establish and implement policies and procedures as well as obligations for firms. Attendees will gain an understanding of the anti-money laundering regulations and steps firms can take to protect their organization. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand AML program requirements. Discuss efficient practices on identifyi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enforcement Initiatives, Developments and Priorities

This CLE session provides an overview of the newly restructured Enforcement department, including how the department works with examination and surveillance groups across FINRA to develop Enforcement matters. The session 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 h...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Implementing a Risk-Based Program and Identifying Red Flags

This CLE program provides guidance on implementing an effective risk-based branch office inspection program. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand FINRA’s Member Regulation Department’s approach to executing risk-based cycle and branch exams. Gain insight into how member firms prepare for, facilitate and learn from risk-based regulatory examinations along with effective practices from the FINRA perspective. Understand how FINRA uses technology, tools and data...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Suitability, Supervision and Surveillance

This CLE program addresses key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. Panelists discuss key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. They provide practical advice on how firms and registered representatives can better understand customers and securities in order to comply with the suitability rule. They also discuss the intersection of suitability requirements with recent timely industry issues, such as senior customers, sales of complex products, IRA rollovers,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Alternative Investments and Current Issues

This CLE program discusses rules governing alternative investments, REITs and private placements. This session emphasizes the importance of understanding product features, characteristics and possible risks for purposes of suitability determinations. This program will also provide guidance on steps firms can take to comply with their due diligence and supervisory obligations. Panelists discuss the features of popular and new forms of complex products and their role in portfolio diversification...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Compliance Effective Practices for Institutional Firms

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations of institutional firms, and issues that result in a cautionary letter. Industry practitioners discuss their experience during examinations and taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common examination deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and how to create effe...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Detecting, Preventing and Investigating Fraud and Misappropriation

This CLE program provides information regarding current fraud schemes from the front line regulators. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand emerging trends in securities fraud and identify potential threats. Identify potential red flags associated with different types of financial fraud. Know whom to contact to report potential fraud.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Three Lines of Defense: Risk Management Supervision, Compliance and Internal Audit

This CLE program will provide guidance on the challenges facing compliance professionals. Separation of compliance and business supervision roles is becoming much more difficult. Join FINRA staff and industry practitioners as they discuss how their firms are defining the roles of supervisors and compliance personnel. The panelists discuss the three lines of defense and how their firms are applying the risk model. After attending this session, you will be able to: Compare and contrast t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Working Together to Protect Senior Investors

This CLE program provides guidance on identifying and responding to issues and concerns of clients who are or will soon be seniors. Join representatives from regulatory agencies and firms to discuss rules and laws promulgated to assist firms in protecting senior clients, and others who may experience signs of diminished capacity, from financial abuse. Panelists will share techniques around staff and advisor education as well as effect operational practices. After attending this session, y...

General Credits
1
Price$50

International Taxation: A Primer for Business and Immigration Lawyers

This CLE program will be a discussion on inbound taxation (foreigners doing business or investing in the U.S.). You will learn the important aspects such as income taxes applicable to non-resident aliens, pre-immigration planning, FIRPTA, and ownership structures for non-resident aliens. The discussion will also touch on the changes to international taxation brought about by the new tax act.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Deposition Whisperer: How to be the Alpha and Control the Room

This CLE program will assist attorneys in honing their deposition skills so as to better control witnesses and their adversary(s), while making their own client more comfortable. By sharing proven strategies, the program will provide an insight into how seasoned litigators and successful trial lawyers conduct depositions. The program further aims to help attorneys capitalize on opportunities often wasted in discovery, and in the process, maximize their chances of success in overall sc...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

So Your Commercial Borrower Is In Default? Protecting your Security Interest

Banks, commercial lenders, private investors and loan holders are confronted with a number of important decisions when business owners default on their loan obligations and/or fall behind on their mortgage payments for their commercial property. New Jersey has seen an influx of foreclosures over the recent years. One way that lenders can protect their security interests in their respective properties is by instituting foreclosure proceedings to recover the properties at issue and engage in var...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Defending The Notorious: A View From the Trenches

Along with the public’s fascination with notorious figures is their fascination with the attorneys who represent them. How can they represent such nefarious individuals? Why would they try to keep them from paying for their crimes? Foremost attorneys Ben Brafman, John Lauro and Jeffrey Schwartz take up this question and others in this riveting CLE course on the defense of notorious characters. The course will explain how an attorney builds a relationship with such a figure, how to design a str...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Breaking Up the Home Without Losing the House: Intersection of Foreclosure and Divorce

It took two people to get the house, now that they are breaking up, how does one of them keep it? How do you keep one from sabotaging the other? What happens when one has to decide between the kids and the mortgage? All too often a foreclosure case involves a divorce, or a divorce involves a foreclosure. Major changes to divorce law took effect on January 1, 2018, and additional changes to child support that took effect on July 1, 2017. More of these changes are relevant to a foreclosu...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Venue Want to be Somewhere Else: Beginner's Guide to Arbitration

Arbitration isn't the panacea that some people think it is, and it can be more expensive than a court fight can. How much power do arbitration panels in Illinois have? How do you get out of a contract with an arbitration clause? How do you pick a good arbitration panel? What are the industry biases that arbitration panels demonstrate or are affected by? This CLE course will review the Illinois Uniform Arbitration Act (710 ILCS 5/1 et. seq.), and those contracts of yours that are not inv...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Mandatory Reporting of Child and Elder Abuse Under Oregon Law

Child abuse is one of the most troubling problems plaguing our society today. A significant number of children are physically, sexually and mentally abused every year. Many times, these children tell no one of their abuse. Elder abuse is a significant problem in our country as well, as people age and become more dependent on others—and potentially more vulnerable to abuse. Recognizing that attorneys are some of the most likely professionals to come into contact with victims or perpetrators of...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver Country Employees Retirement Fund: What it Means; What We Can Expect

In a much-awaited decision on which courts and counsel have reached different conclusions for years, the United States Supreme Court held on March 20, 2018 that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”) does not strip state courts of jurisdiction over class action law suits brought exclusively under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “1933 Act”). The Supreme Court additionally held that SLUSA does not permit removal of class action claims brought solely under the 1933 Act...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Franchise Law: Representing Franchisees from Courtship to Divorce

This CLE course will explore the difficulties of representing franchisees, both pre-sale, in-term, and post-term, given the disparity in negotiating power, and the way franchise documents are drafted. The Course will look at federal and state law, and provide advice to attorneys representing franchisees nationwide.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Legal Writing 101: Writing for Young Lawyers

This CLE course is a brief introduction to the rules governing the format of written submissions to the state and federal courts of New Jersey, as well as a brief discussion of writing style and content. The course is intended for young lawyers and those attorneys recently admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating the Purchase and Sale of a Financial Advisory Practice

Many attorneys service clients who are brokers and/or financial advisers in connection with various aspects of their business. In doing so, such attorneys are generally tasked with being well-versed the regulatory, contractual and litigation concerns these particular clients face. Due to the constant evolution of the financial advisory space, practices change hands by way of sale and merger on a fairly regular basis. These transactions are incredibly nuanced, subject to regulatory consideratio...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Jersey Will Drafting Basics

Learn the basics of how to draft a Will for a New Jersey client. This CLE program will review the statutory requirements that are the foundation for a valid Will. Become familiar with 7 specific Will provisions and clauses that address a wide range of typical client concerns. Course materials include complete Wills for a single person and married couple along with 3 Will excerpts with suggested provisions for married couple with young children; married couple with adult children; married coupl...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Self-Settled Trusts After Wacker

The Supreme Court of Alaska just held that Alaska could not require that proceedings relating to the transfer of assets to an Alaska self-settled trust be before an Alaska court. The Court did not invalidate self-settled trusts created in that state as some commentators have suggested. The viability of Alaska (and other state) self-settled trusts shielding trust assets from the claims of the grantor’s creditors was not disturbed. This CLE program will explain why, with such high tempo...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

How to Conduct a Deposition: An Interactive Program

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$150

Private Foundations vs. Donor Advised Funds: The Pros and Cons

This CLE program presented by Andrew Katzenberg, will compare private foundations to donor advised funds. The discussion will include an explanation of what each entity is, how they can be used and the pros and cons of each. Andrew will also discuss changes enacted by the current tax code (as well as other laws) as well as possible changes on the horizon.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Medicaid Planning and Trusts: Planning for Your Client’s Incapacity

This informative CLE program presented by Ronald A. Fatoullah and Elizabeth Forspan will discuss the latest developments in Elder Law and Medicaid planning including eligibility rules and common techniques used to protect assets against the prohibitive cost of long term care. The course will also discuss the tax consequences of Medicaid Trusts including income taxes, estate taxes and real estate tax exemptions as well as transfers of real property, liquid assets and basis issues.

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Estate Planning and Charitable Giving after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Charitable giving will be hit hard by the new tax law. Estimates are that donations might drop by $14 Billion because of the Tax Cut Jobs Act of 2017. How did the new law change charitable giving? What planning strategies should average donors, wealthy donors, and ultra-high net worth donors pursue? How should development officers reframe charitable giving conversations with prospective donors? How can non-grantor trusts be used to salvage a full charitable contribution deduction? Bunching ded...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

This CLE 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 issues relat...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Advertising Law in the United States and Around the Globe

This CLE program, which will include lawyers from many countries discussing using influencers, conducting global sweepstakes and contests, and timely updates about key issues facing advertisers conducting social media campaigns in the United States and around the world.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Ethical Tips for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

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

Attorney Conduct
2.75
Price$150

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Smart Contracts: An Introduction

“Virtual currency,” “blockchain,” “smart contracts” – these words and phrases seem to be everywhere these days but do people really know what they mean. This CLE course will explain, in user-friendly terms, what virtual currency is, how it works and the legal and regulatory issues surrounding its use. The course also will explain and discuss the possible uses of the blockchain/distributed ledger technology beyond recording virtual currency transactions and the possible legal and regulatory i...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Planning for Real Estate Owners: Advanced Strategies for Attorneys

Tax considerations often drive decisions in the real estate world. Whether it’s optimization of income tax, gift tax, or estate tax treatment, real estate owners are particularly sensitive to the impact taxes may have on their activities. This CLE program explores how advisors can expand their arsenals to include the widest possible range of techniques when working with clients who have substantial real estate holdings.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Asset Protection and Estate Planning Under the New Tax Act

Jacob Stein and Michelle Lerman discuss the changes brought on by the 2017 tax act. The discussion will cover the three critical steps in light of the new tax act, temporary planning opportunities in transfer tax law, pitfalls to avoid in estate planning, the use of irrevocable trusts to protect assets in the event of a divorce. The instructors will provide an overview of asset protection planning under the new tax act, advanced trust structures, offshore structures and how to protect specifi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basic Principles of Liability for Personal Injury or Death of Passenger on an International Flight

This CLE program will review the basic principles of liability for personal injury or death of a passenger on an international flight under the Montreal Convention. Christopher B. Kende, Member at Cozen O’Connor, and Adjunct Professor of Transportation and Maritime Law at Brooklyn Law School will provide a chronological overview of the various treaties and private agreements involving international air carrier liability, and will review the requirements for liability, periods during which the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

2017 Revisions to AIA Documents

Hear from a panel of experts about the recent changes to the AIA documents, including a 2017 version of the A201 and how those changes will affect construction projects going forward. Topics to be discussed include: An overview on the history behind the revisions and an overall summary of the changes. A practical overview of the specific revisions that appear to be of greatest import to Owner and Contractor clients. How the AIA's push to incorporate “green” building, electronic data...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Ethics and Aggressive Lawyering

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

Attorney Conduct
1.75
Price$100

Insurance as a Tax, Financing and Capital Solution

Clients depend on their lawyers for creative solutions to risks they face in their day-to-day business, and to resolve roadblocks that prevent important transactions from closing. In this CLE course, Kenneth R. Pierce discusses the use of specialty insurance products to indemnify clients for potential tax liability, to facilitate the financing of alternative assets, and as a form of balance sheet capital for certain regulated companies. “Reps and warranties” insurance is now a standar...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Removing Gender Bias From Your Speech and Papers

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Estate Planning and Ancillary Planning Areas - Part 2

This CLE will discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017 making massive changes to personal and estate tax rules. Every aspect of planning will be affected: asset protection, charitable giving, planning for itemized deductions, the structure of trusts (grantor vs. non-grantor, ING, SLATs, DAPTs, etc.), and more. This is said to be the most sweeping tax legislation since the 1986 tax act. It might also be the most quickly cobbled together and p...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Persuasive Legal Writing: Be Heard on Paper

Legal writing is at the core of any legal action and effective, persuasive writing is a critical skill. This CLE course will help to improve your legal writing skills by reviewing the principles of persuasive legal writing, and how to build and structure a strong legal argument, incorporating the standard of review with a strong focus on the statement of facts.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Getting the Deal Done: A Discussion of Common Pitfalls Facing Dealmakers When Negotiating Film and TV Deals

Recent high-profile cases demonstrate that even among the most experienced dealmakers, failing to pay sufficient attention to the details of some of the most common agreements can result in cratered deals, strained relationships and expensive disputes. With so much at stake, producers, writers, directors and financiers need to know when they are exposing themselves to these unnecessary risks. But how? This CLE program will focus on some of the biggest legal and business traps facing dealmakers...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Complexities of Multijurisdictional Practice: Deciphering Rule 5.5

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

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

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

1031 Exchanges: Rules to Succeed & Common Pitfalls

1031 Exchanges are a useful tool for investors, attorneys, title agents, and real estate agents. This CLE course will give attendees an overview to 1031 Exchanges, in addition to touching on all basic rules, regulations, benefits and other concepts necessary for a successful 1031 Exchange. Attendees will learn how utilizing a 1031 Exchange can not only help defer capital gains taxes on investment and commercial properties, but how it can be used as a tool to reinvest wealth and grow their inve...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Title Insurance Claims

This CLE presentation explores recent caselaw from around the country related to title insurance coverage and closing liability. Attorney Kent Lewis will also discuss what attorneys need to know about Email Compromise Fraud including what red flags to look for, what to do if it happens to you and the position Errors and Omission insurance carriers are taking regarding coverage for losses related to Email Comprise Fraud.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Issues in Art Collecting: Practical Planning for Art Collectors & Their Advisors

Art is unlike many other occupations. It combines the creative passions of inspiration and personal vision with the business acumen of marketing and salesmanship. For this reason, it is an incredibly difficult asset to incorporate into a financial and tax plan that is comprehensive. This CLE course will provide a complete overview on how to strategically approach the ideal disposition for their collection. Geared for both collectors and advisors, the course will review collection practices and...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Disqualification by Reason of Vicarious Conflict of Interest

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

Attorney Conduct
1.25
Price$50

Real Estate Implications of the Health Hazards of Tobacco Smoke

Landlord Tenant author and practitioner Dov Treiman lays out the legal implications of smoking, particularly secondhand smoke as it relates both to regulated and unregulated multifamily housing throughout New York State, with an eye towards the issues peculiar to New York City. In this one hour installment, Mr. Treiman covers: Real Property Legal Consequences of the Four Levels of Cigarette Smoking New York City Administrative Code §17-501 New York State Laws of 1989, Chapter 244 Tr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recollections of the Last Surviving Prosecutor: 70 Years Since Nuremberg

The trials at Nuremberg, where twenty two major Nazi criminals were prosecuted, was a pivotal historical event that had tremendous impact on international criminal law in the decades since. The trials, which sentenced twelve of the defendants to death, coincided with the larger global issue of how and when to prosecute crimes of aggression, who should prosecute these crimes and how to determine which crimes are actionable. This riveting CLE course, is led by none other than Benjamin Ferencz, w...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What You Need to Know about Negotiating Retail and Restaurant Leases

The smaller tenant is “clout challenged” when it comes to dealing with landlord’s onerous, one-sided lease forms. Sending a 300 comment memo will not advance tenant’s cause—in fact, may well backfire; tenant (unfairly) being branded as a troublemaker. And that goes for legal counsel, too! The objective of this CLE program is to discuss strategic analysis of the lease form and isolate those very significant legal and business provisions which have the greatest impact on the retail and re...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Current Developments in Employment Law: FMLA, DBL, WC, ADA, NYPFL - How Does All This Work

As more and more businesses attempt to address the needs of their employees in balancing work and family, the paid family leave act has come under additional scrutiny. This CLE course will explain everything an employer needs to know including eligibility, employer responsibilities and compliance. The course will also address strategies for avoiding liability and how to coordinate paid family leave with New York State’s rules on disability, workers compensation and the New York’s Paid Family L...

General Credits
2
Price$100

School Discipline Basics for Attorneys

This CLE course will provide an overview of the laws applicable to the discipline of general education students and of students with disabilities (IEPs and 504s). The course is for school attorneys, parent attorneys, disability attorneys, educators, school board members, and attorneys in other practice areas who have an interest in school law and legally compliant student disciplinary procedures. In this guide to discipline of students you will learn about the laws that govern student discipli...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Ethical and Effective Social Media for Lawyers

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

Attorney Conduct
1.5
Price$75