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Navigating New York State No-Fault (PIP) Insurance Coverage: A Claimant Perspective

The increased resistance by the insurance companies in paying claims has added to the complexity of the no-fault laws and regulations. Since the New York State no-fault insurance system began, the original framework has transformed many times and has become difficult for attorneys and medical providers to navigate. This CLE lecture is intended simplify these complexities by addressing landmark no-fault cases, recent fee schedule changes current in effect, filing successful arbitration...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Importance of Security and Integrity Issues within the Virtual ADR Process

Teleconferencing and videoconferencing are hot topics in today's environment. Legal professionals are using this form of communication now more than ever, which heightens the exposure to cybersecurity threats. This program will provide attendees with in-depth look into the use of technology in conducting arbitrations and mediations virtually. Judge DiBlasi will discuss how the process works, security measures for virtual ADR, tips on how to best protect yourself when on-line during thi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Art and Law of Surveillance

This CLE will explore the laws surrounding surveillance in the context of civil litigation, family law and investigations. This will include an examination of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Social Media Ethical Rules, Video Surveillance, the Stored Communications Act, GPS Tracking Statutes, Facial and License Plate Recognition Technology. The course will look at both the law and practicality of surveillance and how to best “use” findings in litigation as fact finding tools....

General Credits
2
Price$100

The False Claims Act & Cybersecurity: An Area Receiving Heightened Attention by the United States Department of Justice

This CLE program focuses on the False Claims Act and its application to cybersecurity violations. On February 17, 2021, Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers announced that “[t]he Department will continue to confront malicious nation state cyber activity with our unique tools and work with our fellow agencies and the family of norms abiding nations to do the same.” Another DOJ Attorney indicated that “cybersecurity related fraud may be another area where we could see...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Rights of Nature: Theory, Laws, and Emerging Jurisprudence

This CLE course will introduce lawyers to the concept of creating legally enforceable rights for ecosystems – an emerging area of environmental law which elevates environmental protection to a level comparable to human civil rights laws. This course will examine the legal theory behind “rights of nature” laws, and examine the anatomy of rights of nature laws that have been adopted by municipal governments across the United States. This course will also feature case studies of the enforce...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Performing Tax Research Like a Pro: What Attorneys Need to Know

This CLE course is designed to teach the participant how to navigate through authoritative primary federal tax materials. Or as Solicitor General Erwin Griswold would have stated: “You can think great thoughts or you can look at the statute.” The quotation is an apocryphal story. One must learn how to navigate tax research software as well as legal research software. And, of course, one must learn how to write tax memoranda that is convincing and is free of ambiguities. Today’s technol...

General Credits
3.5
Price$175

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: What Employers Need to Know

With multiple COVID-19 vaccines now deployed and available to all Americans over the age of 16, employers and their counsel must be ready to develop policies dealing with the vaccination of employees. Will vaccination be mandated, encouraged, incentivized, or facilitated for some or all employees? If vaccination is mandated, what kinds of exemptions are required, and how can exempt employees be accommodated? If vaccination is encouraged, how can the employer communicate this to emplo...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Update on ERISA: Governed Disability, Life and Health Benefit Claims

ERISA law is constantly changing; and with each new ruling, the scope and contour of how issues relating to disability, life and health benefits are resolved by the courts is constantly evolving. This presentation covers a wide gamut of issues ranging from pre-litigation appeals of benefit denials to the latest rulings on the standard and scope of judicial review in ERISA claims and provides insight into the latest developments in litigation involving cutting edge issues in medical tre...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating Native American Legal Issues

An examination of the early influences of disparate classification of Native American cultures and its impact on current Native American issues, interaction, jurisdiction and economic development. Outside of what has become known as Indian gaming there exists a number of pressing issues that continue to surface in the courts including jurisdictional issues as seen in McGirt v. Oklahoma; constitutional issues noted in Brackeen v. Barnhardt; voting rights and disenfranchisement and recurring su...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Creative Client Representation in Times of Change: How Changing Administrations Change Your Immigration Practice

Maintaining a flexible immigration practice pays out when Presidential Administrations change over. As the political pendulum swings, so to do opportunities for your foreign national clients. Changes in administrative and enforcement policies, new AG decisions, and turnover in Administrative Judges and Officers stir up new possibilities – can you, as a creative attorney, see them and capture them for your current and potential clients? Let’s talk about how.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Total Disability: Everything You Need To Know

In this lecture you will learn the ins and outs of Workers Compensation from the perspective of the claimant’s attorneys. You will be better equipped to handle any injury arising out of and in the scope of employment. We will go over some strategies to take on large insurance companies and better represent your clients. Sit tight and listen and you will be able to advise clients to a greater degree through the entire Workers Compensation procedure.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Change is the Only Constant: Foreclosure Statute of Limitations, Trial Practice, and Covid-19 Procedures

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the fact that New York foreclosures have largely been in a dormant state for over a year, chances are you may have taken your eyes off recent developments. However, newly imposed court procedures, Administrative Orders, and significant case law from the Appellate Divisions and Court of Appeals, have changed how foreclosures will be handled once the moratoriums are fully lifted. This CLE provides foreclosure Plaintiff and Defendant attorneys with import...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethical Considerations in Conducting Investigations

Investigations by lawyers are an essential element of most litigation matters. Ethics rules make it clear what lawyers can say and do and they also outline what investigators can do on the attorney’s behalf. This CLE presentation will provide a strong understanding of the ethical issues involved in conducting investigations. The course will address the following topics: Understanding what investigators can and cannot do Knowing the difference between ethical violations and crimina...

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Privacy Law & Policy: Keeping Clients Out of Regulators’ Crosshairs

In today’s evolving patchwork of privacy laws, every consumer-facing business is under growing compliance pressure as states take aim at consumer issues through general privacy laws like California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and enhanced state data breach laws. This session will provide a general overview of current and emerging federal and state privacy regulations. It will also provide strategies and best practices for identifying potential privacy gaps and advising clients on compliance...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Basics of IRA Taxation & Investment Rules

This CLE course will provide a detailed review of the basic taxation rules of all IRAs, including the Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, and SIMPLE IRA and will also cover the prohibited transaction and unrelated business taxable income rules as they apply to retirement accounts. The course will explore the history of the U.S. retirement system, concept of tax deferral, as well as detail the contribution, distribution, and other related tax rules regarding each specific IRA. The cours...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Employment Agreements: Protection for All Involved

Employment Agreements are agreements that wed the parties, one or both being an individual, over time, sometimes for many years. As such, they are the quintessential personal service contracts, and to work, each side has to believe that such agreements both advance and protect their self interests throughout the time they remain in force. Employment Agreements should include conditions of employment, duties and responsibilities of each party, compensation, benefits, factors triggering...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Every-Day Ethics and Playing By The Rules

This lecture was designed to cover the daily ethical issues I encounter during my representation of clients accused of driving while intoxicated, criminal offenses and vehicle and traffic matters. The ethical issues discussed in this lecture seem to always arise when there are conflicting interests between my client, my license to practice law, the prosecutor, and the Court's obligation to maintain the truth seeking process. I know first-hand it can be a struggle to balance th...

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Litigating Successfully: Understanding Commercial Division Rules Adopted by the NY Trial Courts and More

This CLE program will explain what litigators need to know about litigating in New York State Courts under newly issued Court Rules. By Administrative Order, new Uniform Rules of Court for NY Supreme and County Courts have been adopted specifically adding selected Rules of the NYS Commercial Division. The program is presented by an experienced NYS and federal court litigator who will not only identify the new rules so important in representing your clients, but explain how the new r...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Representing Applicants before State Liquor Authorities and the TTB

In this course, Arielle Albert and Keven Danow explain how the “noble experiment” of prohibition resulted in the current three tier system for the manufacture, distribution and sale of beverage alcohol in the United States. They explain the various regulatory schemes adopted by states to address pre-prohibition evils, which include states that took control over the sale of alcohol, states that elected a licensing scheme and states that remained dry or partially dry. Franchise rights are...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Attorney Professionalism and Social Justice: Why We All Should Be Engaged

This seminar is designed to give the practitioner a road map of why and how it is important for all lawyers to engage on social justice issues, given that we are living amidst 3 pandemics: COVID19, Police Brutality and Voter Suppression. As professionals and officers of the Court, our communities rely on us to be leaders and give them guidance especially during a crisis. This engagement may not necessarily occur at the office (even if operating remotely) as many of us are leaders in...

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Luck Favors the Prepared: Successfully Preparing Your Firm to Address Questions from Clients on Data Security & Privacy

In the current patchwork of cybersecurity and data privacy legal requirements, it can be challenging for a professional organization to create a comprehensive privacy and security program that complies with the various (and sometimes conflicting) legal requirements and contractual obligations imposed by clients. More and more, clients are viewing the law firms and accounting firms they are using as “vendors” obligating those professional organizations to respond and comply with vendor manageme...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Are they Listening? Electronic Surveillance: The Basics of Wiretap Defense

Are they listening? Yes, law enforcement is often listening to your client’s communications and using them to mount a prosecution against your client with his own words. Understanding the federal electronic surveillance statute is vital to defending both state, which is frequently tailored after the federal statute, and federal electronic surveillance prosecutions. This course provides a basic overview of the federal statute and highlights opportunities to attack electronic surveillanc...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Employee Manual: A Key Risk Management, Legal Compliance and HR Management Tool

Every employer has employment policies…some are written…and some are verbal…and some are “understood.” The best practice for the employer is to compile all of these rules in one place…an Employee Manual. This course will explore the ways that a well drafted Employee Manual may help satisfy the three functions that an employer must execute: (1) communicating Human Resources policies; (2) managing the risk of litigation by or on behalf of employees; (3) complying with the abundance of fed...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Key Issues in Presenting Expert Testimony in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Cases

Claims adjusters are typically used in bad faith litigation to opine as to the reasonableness of another claims adjuster 's conduct. Underwriters are typically experts in coverage litigation providing an opinion on underwriting specific risks and the interpretation and intent of specific policy provisions. Litigators must be careful to avoid pitfalls of using expert witnesses whose credibility might be easily attacked based on previous testimony or due to his or her relationship with a...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Second Most Powerful Civil Statute: A Must Watch for Civil Litigators

New York City's Freelance Isn't Free Act was a first-of-its-kind statute enacted to extend protections for W-2 employees to freelance workers. In doing so, the NYC legislature went above and beyond to deter nonpayment and late payment to freelance workers. The statute has powerful civil remedies including negative presumptions against hiring parties, double damages, attorney's fees and more. Other jurisdictions are following NYC's lead, including New Jersey. Join this must-watch progra...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Estate Planning to Prevent Sudden Wealth Syndrome

Sudden Wealth Syndrome can occur when an heir is given a significant inheritance without time and support to adjust to suddenly being wealthy. The overwhelming pressures of unexpected and/or abrupt fortune can develop into emotional and behavioral afflictions. The result is usually mismanaging and squandering the inheritance. In short, your estate plan may have avoided probate and minimized taxes … but it did not help your clients’ heirs like your client intended. This CLE presentation...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Role of Public Defense in Criminal Justice Reform

In this fascinating CLE, Mr. Hanlon will discuss his decade-long effort to enforce Rules of Professional Responsibility that are in effect throughout the nation for public defenders in the state courts, as well as pending federal legislation that would provide $1.25 billion over a five-year period to fund state and local public defense systems, conditioned upon substantial criminal justice system reform. Included in this presentation will be an analysis of the principles of qualitativ...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Preserving Trial Arguments for Appellate Review

This CLE course stresses the importance of properly preserving trial arguments and objections in order for the appellate courts to consider appellate review. Tracy Frankel alerts course participants to statutes requiring certain objections to be made at specific times, as well as recent case law exemplifying the risks of failing to challenge rulings, court actions, testimony, attorney conduct, judicial conduct, jury instructions, verdict sheets and verdicts at the appropriate time and...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Social Media on Trial: A Modern Tool for a Modern Lawyer

Social media gets a lot of controversy in the legal industry. Some only view it as a way to market their practice, while others have tapped in to more of its potential. This CLE program will guide you how to use social media and the pitfalls that come with using it, research your clients and cases, and efficiently get the latest legal news for your industry. We will talk specific strategies and you will be given resources to utilize in every aspect of practice.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Issues Relating to Artificial Intelligence and Inventions

The CLE presentation begins with an introduction to the law of inventorship in United States patent applications; who qualifies to be named as an inventor, why it matters that inventors are properly named on an application, and what happens when inventors are not named properly. The basics of what constitutes “artificial intelligence” and the sorts of things that artificial intelligences are inventing are touched upon, and then the status of a recent USPTO decision on the acceptabili...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Impact of COVID & Lease Accounting Standards

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Business Acquisition Transactions: Helping Your Client Buy the Right Business on the Right Terms

This CLE course takes participants through the process of a lower middle market business acquisition as seen through the eyes of the Buyer's attorney. It covers the nuts and bolts of the transaction process. This Course will provide the essentials of documentation and negotiation of an Asset Purchase Agreement and its terms by legal counsel.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Ethics in the Era of Technology, Social Media, and the Pandemic

Many lawyers are unfamiliar with the nuances of computer technology and data security essential to comply with 21st century ethics rules in our digital world. There are many hidden dangers in frequently used tools and platforms, including e-mail, social-media and “the Cloud.” The ethical dangers and minefields are compounded and heightened by increased use of digital tools and internet connections in the practice of law, including the use of Zoom and other digital meeting platforms, wor...

Attorney Conduct
1.5
Price$75

Virtual Civil Jury Trial and Advanced Zoom Techniques: A Guideline for Remote Proceedings

Join this panel as they present a three part lecture outlining the guidelines during remote proceedings. The first part will address advanced Zoom techniques from initiation through bench trial. The second part will discuss the tools need to successfully complete a virtual civil jury trial. Lastly, the panel consisting of Lawyers and a Judge will come together in a group discussion to discuss their recent participation in a virtual civil jury trial.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Biden Administration Environmental Agenda

On his first day in office President Biden ordered many changes to the Trump environmental rules and pledged sweeping changes to the federal environmental and natural resources regulations. These initiatives will cover many areas particularly climate change. We will review the most significant items including climate change, other Clean Air Act initiatives and new directions for Clean Water Act, waste management and Endangered Species Act regulations.

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Developments in Federal and New Jersey Landlord-Tenant Law in the Covid Era

We just passed the one year mark in dealing with the difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s obvious that every area of the law has been hit hard. However, the law is not static and it is constantly moving forward and clearly, one of the areas under great scrutiny is housing and landlord-tenant law. Regardless of what side of the coin you are on (landlord or tenant, commercial or residential), the ground is literally shifting under our feet. The question is which way is it sh...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Beyond Storytelling: Using a Story Lens to Improve Fact Investigation, Case Theory, Evidentiary Arguments & Preservation

As trial lawyers, storytelling is our most powerfully persuasive advocacy tool. Stories connect us to one another, help us to understand events, and solve problems. The instinct to communicate through story is so deeply and universally ingrained in the human condition that it seems encoded in our DNA. Yet we sometimes miss opportunities to communicate persuasively because we get lost in the weeds of facts, evidence and legal issues. Storytelling can be used at every stage of your rep...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basic Estate Planning

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

Total Credits
2.25
Incl. 1 Conduct
Price$100

Plan Your Escape: Leaving the Law Firm for Public Sector Law

In this CLE course, presenter Mark J. Wuellner discusses how attorneys can make the transition from the law firm into a fulfilling public sector legal career. He guides you through discovering your purpose for the move and why public sector law may – or may not – be for you. Then he shares tips and tricks for interviewing and securing a public sector legal position learned from his own experience on both sides of the interview table. He busts myths about what to expect in a public s...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Panning for Gold: Making Preliminary Hearings Count

Preliminary and other pretrial evidentiary hearings are excellent opportunities to learn more about the prosecution case, test defense legal theories, and lock in the witness’s story. Just because we often lose these hearings on the merits does not mean that they cannot help us. It is important to think about the goals for the hearing, each witness, and each topic that will be covered in the hearing. The goals dictate our strategy and tactics at the hearing, especially our choice of questionin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Long Road Back: Commercial Landlord and Tenant Strategies and Covid-19 Defenses

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related government shutdowns, our landlord-tenant courts will be stretched beyond their limits once they are re-opened and eviction moratoria have fully expired. This CLE provides landlords and tenants with strategies to circumvent court backlogs and discusses how trial courts have addressed impossibility of contract and other relevant Covid-19 defenses. The CLE also provides an update on the commercial eviction moratorium and previews relevant legislat...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How to Conduct a Deposition in a Pandemic

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Legal Writing: Striving for Clarity

This CLE program (“Striving for Clarity”) will discuss steps to achieve clarity in legal writing. The presenter, Judge Bob Bacharach, will draw on examples from psycholinguistics, oratory, and advocacy to illustrate techniques to enhance clarity in legal writing. The main topics will involve: creating context before detail, using simple language, linking the information in your sentences, and conveying the information in manageable chunks. In discussing the creation of con...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Animal Rescue Law

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Ethical Considerations During a Pandemic

This session will examine a number of ethical issues concerning client representation during the pandemic. The course is designed for both attorneys and investigators and will focus on the particular issues that have arisen as a result of COVID-19 such as virtual meetings, and digital storage of material and information.

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Stepping Up: Representing Parents with Minor Children

This session will include a very short video recording and a couple of polls in the chat to encourage reflection and participation. The presenter will introduce practical considerations for increasing advocacy for parents facing incarceration or incarcerated parents in criminal and dependency cases. The primary focus will be on meaningful parent engagement in their defense, with their child(ren), and in court.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Traffic Court Cases: Do’s and Dont’s

Practical advice on how to handle traffic matters in local criminal courts with a focus on some of the most commonly charged offenses. This CLE lecture is for those attorneys who do not typically appear in traffic court but wish to provide competent advice and/or representation. Types of cases include but are not limited to Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Speeding, Use of Portable Electronic Devices and Reckless Driving.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enforcement of Judgments in New Jersey and New York during the COVID Pandemic

Success in every case ultimately comes down to a collection. Obtaining a Judgment is only half the battle. A client who obtains a Judgment in his/her favor whether by default, motion or trial will not be made whole unless steps are taken to ensure the Judgment is paid. Join attorney Jeffrey H. Ward as he discusses mechanisms for collecting Judgments that are entered in the Courts of New Jersey and New York during the COVID pandemic. Mr. Ward begins with a review of how Judgments can be...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How to Ethically Introduce Yourself to Reporters and Speak About Your Practice, Cases and Other Matters

Did you see your colleague quoted in the news? Why are reporters calling her and not you? The answer could be that reporters call the people they know; they don't call an attorney they have never heard of. Therefore, it is critical to learn how to introduce yourself to the media as a source to comment on a case or the business implications of a new law. When you do get a call from a reporter, do you know where to draw the lines to ensure you follow the Rules of Professional Condu...

Attorney Conduct
1.25
Price$50

A View from Congress: New Copyright and Trademark Laws

Hidden beneath the headlines of the partisan politics and violence that has engulfed the Capitol, the final days of 2020 saw Congress pass three new copyright and trademark laws that could impact your business: the Trademark Modernization Act, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act, and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act. And a draft bill for reforming the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is circulating in committee. We’ll break down these new laws and explain...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Law Office Succession Planning: Options & Ethical Rules

This course will address succession planning options for attorneys, including highlighting the differences between an internal succession plan, an external succession plan, and a contingency plan in the event of an attorney’s unexpected disability or death. Topics will include: (i) The components involved with valuing a lawyer’s practice; and (ii) The numerous NY Rules of Professional Conduct involved with succession planning for lawyers.

General Credits
1
Price$50

ADA Website Compliance: Is Your Website Lawsuit Proof?

This CLE program will address some of the most critical issues pertinent Website ADA Compliance as stipulated by Section 508 of ADA. It is designed to help members and their clients to understand the significance and effects of increased accessibility and its relationship to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The exponential development of the Internet and data innovation make this an attractive area for those concerned about equal access for all – both the purpose of accessibil...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Homeowners and Condominium Associations: Elections and Dispute Resolutions

This CLE course will review the statutory and documentary sources for how the elections in a condominium and/or homeowners’ association are conducted from nomination through recall. The course will offer a detailed explanation of the process and manner in which elections should be conducted. The course will also discuss the methods for challenging the manner in which elections are conducted or the election outcome. The course will offer a detailed explanation of the process and manner...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What is Special Education Law and is it for Me?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 afford strong federal legal entitlements and protections to school-aged children with disabilities. However, the statutes themselves and the cases which interpret them are complicated, and the process of enforcing these laws complex. Moreover, the field comes with its own benefits and pitfalls. If your clients occasionally have questions in this area and you don't know how to answer the...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

New York State Establishes Post-Mortem Right of Publicity and Other New Protections

On November 30, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed legislation extending New York State protections for the right of publicity. This establishes, for the first time in New York, a right of publicity after death, and also extends protections against the use of digitally created replicas of performers as well as against unauthorized depictions of sexually explicit conduct. In this CLE, we will explore: What has changed (and what remains the same) in New York’s Right of Publicity Law? Who is...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Commercial Leasing and Bankruptcy in the Era of COVID

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Immigration Court Practice, Litigation, and Procedure

Today's immigration law, deportation and removal defense litigation is rife with pitfalls, hidden and strategic tactics that only a 20 year veteran of the field, through 4 different Presidential administrations both conservative and liberal, can teach you. Attorney Rahul Manchanda of the famed Wall Street law firm Manchanda Law Office PLLC takes you inside the super sub-specialty of Immigration and Deportation Defense Litigation and Trials where your Opposing Counsel is the well-fund...

General Credits
1
Price$50

10 Clauses Fiduciaries Hate

Practitioners who draft trust documents don’t always consider that certain terms or language can make it very hard for the fiduciaries who are trying to enforce the grantor’s wishes. The panel will discuss these clauses and offer some ideas for fixes that can be incorporated into these problem provisions. Trust documents need to be comprehensive and clear. The use of certain terms or confusing language can make it nearly impossible for fiduciaries to enforce a grantor’s wishes. How terms are de...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Selling a Family Business

More and more families are thinking about selling their businesses. Taking this raises issues involving family dynamics as well as tax considerations. Our speakers will discuss best practices for dealing with these issues. Family businesses are notoriously complicated, both from the personal and economic perspective. Today, more and more families are thinking about selling their businesses, raising issues including family upheaval and tax issues that need to be considered. This CLE cou...

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Introduction to Private Investment Funds

An overview of the legal and practical considerations when establishing a private equity fund, real estate fund, or hedge fund. We will review the relevant sections of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “40 Act”), the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”), and the rules promulgated thereunder, including the most commonly used exceptions to registration under the 40 Act and Advisers Act. We will also review relevant provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “33...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Planning for Tangibles

What is tangible property in general and what are the high level challenges when trying to plan for it? This CLE course will offer an overview of tangible property, how it is defined and what it includes and the planning strategies you need to know. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics such as emotional issues, testamentary plan structure, titling considerations and lifetime gifting issues.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Quid Pro Quo for Charitable Gifts

A quid pro quo (QPQ) gift is a payment made partly as a contribution and partly in consideration for goods or services provided to the donor by the charity (for example, a fundraising banquet, when a donor’s payment to when a donor’s payment to a charity exceeds the cost of the meal). Special rules apply regarding deductions for QPQ gifts. Speakers will take you through the requirements so you can keep your clients out of trouble and help them get a charitable deduction.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Fiduciary Responsibility Related to Art Assets

Selling options and issues trustees and executors need to be thinking about, fiduciary responsibility, what type of due diligence do people need to be doing and appraisals and what's changed with Covid-19 and trends fiduciaries should be aware of. The art world is often considered a good place to invest, but like in most areas, knowledge is power. This CLE course will tell you everything you need to know in order to effectively manage fiduciary responsibilities for art investment. Sel...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Handle Appraisals for Donations of Property

Overvaluation of real estate gifts is a big issue with the Internal Revenue Service, and this panel will explain that for real estate, art or other property, it’s important to carefully manage the process of appraisal so as not to create unnecessary issues. For example, appraisers may give a high range thinking they’re doing the donor a favor when actually the appraisal may be too high in today's market. The panel will also discuss how the 30% of adjusted gross income limit on gifts o...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Investment Strategies for Trusts

Investing trust assets requires a trustee to consider and balance several factors to carry out the trust purpose in the best interests of its beneficiaries. They must also comply with legal principles that affect how the assets are to be managed in the absence of specific guidance in the trust documents. For example, the Uniform Prudent Investor Act, which has been adopted by many states, requires trustees to follow certain rules when investing trust assets. Our panelists will review t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Unequal Inheritances: A Final Parental Communication

A common issue for those trying to plan an estate, especially the dispositive provisions of a will or revocable trust, are the dispositive provisions. What are dispositive provisions? How do they impact the planning of a will or revocable trust? Should they be equal or fair? This CLE course will address all of these issues and discuss factors to consider when helping your client with this determination.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anticipated Tax Changes Affecting Estate Planning for This Year and Future Years

The tax world is likely to change (yet again!) and if so, that will have far reaching economic effects. You and your clients need be prepared...not later this year, not later this month, but NOW. Although we cannot know what will be proposed by the Biden Administration, we have plenty to consider. It is likely that Biden administration tax proposals can be enacted under a Budget Reconciliation Act, which cannot be filibustered. This webinar will discuss what the most likely and most consequen...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Intriguing Insurance and Related Issues

This CLE course is a survey of issues that are looming under the headlines, or have in some cases been the source of headlines but are unresolved. Mr. Kornblum will identify various areas in insurance law and related areas that he believes will be important in the future. His focus is on giving you some insight to these areas so you can be on the lookout for cases involving them or similar issues. This is a 'heads up' approach to the Insurance Law Practice.

General Credits
1
Price$50

SECURE Act Update: Where Do We Go from Here?

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE) was passed almost a year ago, and practitioners are still trying to figure out how it affects their clients, how it might impact their strategies and what action to take. This CLE course will offer a brief overview of the new rules and how they are applied and offer tips and tools for effective retirement planning as well as how to help your clients through the process in light of the new laws.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Best Technologies for Practice Development

Technology has and continues to change estate-planning practices. At this juncture, many firms are largely paperless, cloud-based practices, using document generation software and a wide array of different software products to facilitate better client interactions, better management and more efficient research and drafting. And with COVID-19 still raging in many areas, more practitioners are working remotely. This panel will explore the many technological changes affecting estate plann...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Key Federal & State Estate Planning Considerations and Opportunities

An overview of the best estate-planning strategies from a state and trust situs perspective, as well as from a federal standpoint, based on possible upcoming changes in the tax laws. Estate planning strategies vary, but there are some tried and true methods that are valuable to know. This CLE course will provide an overview of the best of those strategies. The course will take both a state and trust situs perspective and will also look at the issues through a federal lens. Future potent...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Financial Planning for Lawyers

While everyone understands the importance of financial planning, most presentations are centered around retirement planning. However, attorneys have other concerns. Right out the gate they are burdened with significant student loan debt. They start to make good money, but are paying more in taxes. As a result, their children are less likely to qualify for financial aid so they have to weigh their own retirement against their kids’ education. Depending on their comp structure, salary may be dis...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Marijuana and Synthetic Cannabinoids: Highlights of the Science for Attorneys

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cryptocurrency, How to Find and Track it in Divorce Litigation

While spouses hiding assets from divorce court is nothing new, cryptocurrencies are changing the game. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be purchased for cash, held electronically without the help of a third party, and transferred nearly anonymously. This CLE course will start by providing attorneys with a basic understanding of cryptocurrency, how it works, and how it is held by an owner. The course will then provide practical tips on how attorneys and their clients can gather more in...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Developments in Asylum Law

This CLE lecture will discuss recent changes to asylum law and with an emphasis on how they may apply to future Asylum Cases. The first part of the lecture will cover the basic ideas behind asylum, how it has historically existed, and how it will change when new regulations come into effect. The second part of the lecture will look at how this may affect new asylum applicants and especially those from the Middle East.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Covid-19 and Sports 2021: Legal Issues and Future Challenges

COVID-19 has impacted every industry across the world, including sports and entertainment. In addition to the industries themselves, each individual player has been affected. This CLE course will explain the direct issues that have arisen in sports as a result of COVID-19. The course will also address legal issues related to college sports and names, images and likenesses and the 2020 Olympic Athletes Empowerment Act as well as risk management in the field.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Children Aren’t Widgets: Child Custody and Child Support in New York

This CLE course will review child custody and child support case law and statutes in New York. The course will include descriptions of differences between Sole Custody, Joint Custody and Shared Custody. It will also include some negotiation techniques with regards to child custody and child support.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Ethical Implications of Litigating Against The Mentally Ill

In this Webinar, NACLE’s well known instructor and extremely published legal commentator, Dov Treiman of the Manhattan firm, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., takes you through the ins and outs of your ethical obligations when you realize that your adverse party is suffering from a mental impairment or disease. He discusses both the legal and the practical considerations. Preferring improvisation to straight lecture (but prepared for both), he welcomes your comments and questions, taking full...

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

The Ethics of Criminal Trial Practice

Taking a case to trial is a taxing, stressful, and complicated endeavor for any litigator. But overlying all the legal arguments and factual analysis are ethical considerations that can be just as daunting as the criminal case itself. This CLE course delves into the ethical responsibilities of a litigator at trial. The course will cover various ethical issues that typically come about before and during the jury trial process. The presenter will discuss what et...

Attorney Conduct
1.25
Price$50

A Musical Playlist for Successful Motion Writing

Motion writing should be as fun and inspired for the drafter; and as compelling for the reader; as music is for the listener. In this program, Tracy Frankel takes you through a musical playlist that corresponds to the many tips, rules and strategies you will need to prepare a persuasive motion. This course will provide standards to live by when making motions of any kind; strategies for the Notice of Motion, Affirmation and Memorandum of Law; helpful tips for the inclusion of exhibits; and st...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Opioids: What Attorneys Need to Know

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Climate Change Solutions

In 2019, New York State enacted a climate change law calling for a significant increase in renewable energy, including 9,000 MW of offshore wind energy. Offshore wind projects are typically very complex and include the involvement of a multitude of government agencies. New York State currently has three major offshore wind energy projects underway. This CLE course will discuss new climate change laws, various stages of offshore wind energy projects, from the regulatory and permitting...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Coronavirus and Your Mental Health: A Lawyer’s Guide to Coping with Isolation, Anxiety and Fear in Uncertain Times

We know that you have been bombarded with messages about the Coronavirus over the last few months, whether that be on television, social media, or in your community networks. At uncertain times like this, anxiety, stress, fear, and negative thoughts can easily take control. You may be worried about being in crowds, your loved ones, your seniors, your office, your clients, your finances, or how to manage a quarantine. Moreover, recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase i...

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

Litigation Risk & Reality in Construction

An overview of key topics that relate to best practices in Construction claims avoidance and Dispute resolution. This CLE Presentation will include an understanding of how the various contract delivery systems and typical construction contract provisions affect the type and likelihood of claims. This presentation will address how management and timely resolution of change orders and disputes can impact the overall cost and time of performance, and the importance of proper project rec...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Challenging the Breath Test in a DWI Case: From Discovery to Cross-Examination

This CLE program is designed for attorneys who handle DWI cases in New York and are looking for ways to challenge the breath test. I will break down the discovery material provided by the District Attorney’s Office in order to use it to your advantage. In addition, we will focus on cross-examining the breath test operator to show potential issues with the chemical test. Finally, this program will provide an overview of defenses used to challenge the test result and explain when an expert wi...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Third Annual Litigation Ethics Summit

Applying ethics rules during litigation is hard in normal times. Applying ethics rules in times of upheaval and downward pressure on fees is even harder. How has work-from-home increased compliance risk? How should we handle aggressive opposing counsel? Where’s the line between lying and puffery in settlement discussions? How can firms and clients ethically deploy litigation funding sources in a down economy? To understand your obligations and manage these and other risks you need to keep up w...

Attorney Conduct
3
Price$150

Dram Shop, The Toxicology and the Law

Attorneys may regularly encounter criminal cases involving alcohol, such as DUI cases. But what about civil personal injury cases where alcohol is involved? One such example is the dram shop case. A driver who is intoxicated following the use of alcohol may or may not have been visibly intoxicated while served at an establishment. If an injury occurs, was it a result of that patron being overserved? Was the patron underage? Dram shop statutes will vary from state to state; however, there are s...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

How to Try Section 1983 Lawsuits Against Police for Fabrication of Evidence in Reports, Affidavits, and Testimony

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about the weather.” -- Mark Twain Twain’s quip could equally apply to the epidemic of police lying swamping the nation. The epidemic taints criminal proceedings, conceals police misconduct, and reduces public respect for law enforcement and Law. Many attorneys have witnessed police telling outrageous whoppers, and few have seen them called to account. False police reports and “testilying” are effectively tolerated in the nation’s...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Jury Selection In Civil Cases: What You Need To Know

Never underestimate the importance of jury selection. Your opening remarks to a jury panel are usually the first words the jury hears concerning the facts of the case. We all know the importance of first impressions. Jurors begin forming impressions of the case from the first moment of the selection process. Attorneys who approach jury selection as rote, redundant, boring, and an obligatory procedure are not serving their clients well. Focused, sharp attention must be paid to questi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Purchase Agreements: Drill Down Deep Into The Three Main Purchase Agreement Types

This CLE program will explore the three types of main purchase agreements that a business attorney needs to prepare or review in connection with the purchase or sale of all business assets, some business assets, or an ownership interest in a business. The three types are: (1) Asset Purchase Agreements; (2) Membership Interest Purchase Agreements and (3) Stock Purchase Agreements. In this program we will examine in great depth the following agreements from three transactions handled by the pres...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Litigation Strategies and Pitfalls

This CLE is meant to give the beginner a brief overview of the civil litigation process paying particular attention to the best practices strategies and potential pitfalls that young attorneys may find themselves in during the first years of their career. It is also a great course for the veteran litigator who just needs to brush up on the basics. It is not meant to be a comprehensive nose dive into areas of complex litigation even though some of the examples used relate to that practice area....

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Law for Criminal Defense Attorneys

Representing noncitizen clients in criminal court complicates matters. New lingo, new malpractice traps, half-stories, added stress. Cut to the quick and hear from a trusted source, an immigration lawyer who also practices criminal law. Build from the basics and know when to seek help. This CLE course is designed for the working criminal defense attorney,

General Credits
1
Price$50

Protection of Designs through IP: An International Perspective

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Obligations When Lawyers Work Remotely

Law firms in New York State began working remotely in Mid-March due to the pandemic and this trend will likely continue even after it ends.. Yet, there are a number of ethical issues that arise when most of the lawyer and non-lawyer staff work remotely. Hear from noted ethicist Ronald Minkoff as he discusses the distinct characteristics of practicing remotely that require additional considerations, including a discussion of NYCLA Ethics Opinion 754 (2020) that was recently issued by NY...

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

The Use of Disability Solutions for Professionals and Their Clients

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Wonderful World of Oz: Effective Strategies for Virtual Litigation

This CLE course will address the legal, practical and ethical challenges raised when parties, lawyers and judges or neutrals are proceeding remotely. It will discuss the trends for online depositions, hearings, trials, arbitrations and mediations, the most common problems litigants are facing and practical solutions for tackling those challenges. The program will also address some of the ethical issues the participants face as to preserving attorney-client privilege, assuring that co...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Copyright, Fair Use, and Looking Toward 2021

This CLE program will introduce viewers to the basics of copyright law and to the affirmative, and often judicially expanding, defense of “fair use.” The instructor will explain the significance of Google v. Oracle, which was recently been argued before the Supreme Court, and its potential impact on the judicial interpretation of what constitutes “fair use”. Some recent copyright regulations, such as one permitting for group registration of short online works, and pending legislation will als...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Visionary Churches: Using the RFR Act to Protect the Rights of Churches Under the FCS Act

In 2006, the United States Supreme Court opened the door to psychedelic religious ceremonies by holding that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) prohibited the DEA from seizing a hallucinogenic tea from a Brazilian church, even though it contained DMT, a Schedule I substance made unlawful under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). In 2009, a second Brazlian church obtained a similar ruling from an Oregon District Court. These rulings have fed the widespread perception th...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Handling a Wage and Hour/FLSA Case

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

A Crash Course in Probabilistic Genotyping

This course was prepared in conjunction with the National Association for Public Defense. By viewing this CLE by I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor nor viewing this course with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused. I further affirm that I am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights affo...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Alleged Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Confidential Information Counseling and Litigation

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Basics of Social Security Disability Practice What Should You Expect

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

DNA Dystopia: Privacy Rights in the Age of Genetic Surveillance

This course was prepared in conjunction with the National Association for Public Defense. By viewing this CLE by I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor nor viewing this course with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused. I further affirm that I am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights affo...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

International Protection of Trademarks

Trademarks are among a company’s most important assets in our tech driven global economy. Current technology enables new start-ups to market their products and services virtually overnight to customers in foreign countries. The challenge is how to cost effectively ensure that a client’s trademarks are protected abroad, even before sales have been made. With the exception of the United States and the Philippines, the right to exclusive use of a trademark is created by obtaining nation...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Veterans in Criminal Court

This course was prepared in conjunction with the National Association for Public Defense. By viewing this CLE by I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor nor viewing this course with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused. I further affirm that I am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights affo...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Toxicology Pearls for Attorneys

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Business Uses of Life Insurance

This CLE course consists of an overview of Life Insurance. The following topics will be discussed: Insurable Interest; Term versus Permanent; Common Riders; Underwriting; and Types of Insurance Companies. Then we go into the Uses: Buy-Sell Agreement; Key Person; Group Whole Life; Executive Bonus Plan; Retirement Plan; whole Life Insurance as a Business Asset.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Whistleblower Litigation: Tips for Avoiding Traps for the Unwary

After a general reintroduction to the whistleblowing laws, this webinar will provide an in depth discussion of some of the “traps” for the unwary. If you are dipping you toe into representing whistleblowers this webinar could save you some heartache. The CLE discussion will include issues related to bankruptcy, divorce, severance agreements, public disclosure issues and FOIA requests, counterclaims, managing parallel employment litigation, co-relator issues, and more.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Florida DWI Case Law Updates

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Neuro Anatomy for Lawyers

The law and anatomy are considered by some to be equally complex. Yet, client representation in a variety of cases often requires lawyers to understand anatomy, physiology and injuries in relation to the law. This CLE course is specific to musculoskeletal and neuroanatomy. The purpose of this webinar is to provide lawyers with an understanding of these anatomical regions, as well as positioning and expert witness testimony. Key Topics: Cases where medical expert use is required; Expert...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Recent Developments in Restrictive Covenants & Non-competes

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Veterans Law Case Update: What You Need to Know

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Suing the Police: The Law of Police Misconduct

Police misconduct and police reform are at the forefront of the national conversation. This CLE course provides a comprehensive two-hour overview of federal civil rights litigation involving the police. For attorneys and concerned citizens new to this area of law, it explains the constitutional standards governing the police and the opportunities and challenges of achieving accountability through the civil justice system. For attorneys who practice in related areas, such as criminal...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Role of the Court Evaluator: How to Distinguish Yourself and Properly Protect an AIP

The CLE lecture will provide pertinent information to anyone wishing to serve on the Part 36 list, as a Court Evaluator, on how to properly perform your duties serving in such a role. The lecture will describe how to protect the interests of the Alleged Incapacitated Individual and how to assist in resolutions. The course will further give you tips on what the Court is looking for during the course of your investigation and how to adequately provide said information to the Court.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
8.25
Price$280

Appealing to the Board of Immigration Appeals

This CLE course covers the nuts and bolts of how to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), standards of review, brief-writing tips and motions to the Board. Learning Objective: The Attorney General and the BIA have made it increasingly difficult to prevail in immigration court. It is extremely important to create a proper record for appeal, competently lodge appeals and capably compose appellate briefs to the BIA. After taking this course, you will understand the basics of...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cryptocurrency Primer: What They Are, How They Work, Their History, and Their Future

This CLE program will help you better understand cryptocurrency and the history behind such currency. Marshal Shichtman will discuss in layman’s terms, how virtual currency works, what it is, the legal and regulatory issues involved in digital tokens, how they are made, how they trade, governmental classifications, and the future of cryptocurrencies.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Drafting and Negotiating Employment and Separation Agreements

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Horsesense and Nonsense: Why Equine Law is Not That Simple

Avery S. Chapman, founding Chair of The Florida Law Equine Law Committee, will share common and often unusual intersections of Law and Horses. The unique nuances of the equine industry often lead attorneys into unwary traps when counsel believes they can quickly become proficient in this area of law. This CLE presentation will address Equine Law issues, providing strategies and solutions(TM) concerning horses, equine business concerns and selected related real estate issues. This cou...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Inclusionary & Affordable Housing: What Do They Mean & Why They are Important in Today’s Economic & Political Climate

Inclusionary housing is a type of municipal policy that requires a certain number or percentage of units in new market-rate developments to be affordable for lower-income residents (i.e., the units must cost below market-rate) in order to increase the supply of affordable housing and to increase economic diversity in desirable neighborhoods. The definition of affordable housing varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but the broad consensus is that affordable housing is housing that...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Avoiding and Responding to State Bar Inquiries

This CLE program will help practitioners identify and implement various risk management tools that can help them avoid common ethical missteps and client complaints to the state bar. The presenters will discuss the types of conduct and practices that will most frequently draw the attention of bar prosecutors or clients, the lifecycle of a bar investigation, and will provide insight and analysis on best practices for responding to bar complaints. Participants will leave with a better...

Attorney Conduct
1.5
Price$75

Overview of Parliamentary Law and Procedure

Attorneys serving as general counsels or as municipal attorneys are often required by the organization’s governing documents or statues to serve as parliamentarian at regular and annual meetings of their organizations. This course will present the basic rules and guidance for serving in this capacity. The parliamentary authority most cited is of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised (12th Edition); however, other standard authorities are mentioned where appropriate. The course includes f...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

More Than Just Force Majeure: The Legal Aspects of Sports During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic

This CLE course will provide a broad overview of the significant legal aspects of sports business affected both during and in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, analyzing legal, contractual, risk and economic challenges faced by principally North American sports leagues, teams, unions, and players and contracts. The course will begin its focus on how the Covid-19 pandemic affected sports- looking at the different approaches leagues and governing entities have taken in postponing games an...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The VA Appeal Process

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basics in Transitioning The Family Owned Business

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Compassionate Release: Covid-19 Effects On The Criminal Justice System

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in areas that you might not expect, including that of prison sentences. This CLE course, presented by renowned attorneys Benjamin Brafman and Jeffrey Schwartz, will explain how to move for a reduced prison sentence based on COVID-19. The course will explain the various related provisions and requirements including Reduction in Sentence (RIS), Exhaustion Requirement, and the Extraordinary and Compelling Reasons Requirement. The specifics of a release...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

The Associate’s Guide to Estate Planning

This program is designed towards providing a solid understanding on the basics of estate planning to attorneys and legal professionals entering the trusts and estates field, attorneys seeking a review of estate planning concepts and those wishing to gain a detailed overview of the field. The course will begin with the discussion of the typical documents that make up a client’s estate plan with an in-depth description of the uses of each of the documents and practical pointers in their draftin...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Future of Cannabis: Navigating a Prosperous Future Amidst Patchwork Regulations and a Pandemic

For years, the cannabis industry -- both marijuana and hemp -- have navigated regulatory uncertainties. Now, with the impacts of the COVID pandemic and a seeming lack of regulatory progress in full force, what does the future hold for the cannabis industry? In this CLE session, we will discuss the past, present and future of the cannabis industry including topics such as pending and anticipated legislative and regulatory measures; restrictions and impacts upon corporate transaction, I...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Gun Free School Zones Act vs Federal Preemption

The Gun Free School Zones Act course will discuss Robert Dorf, Esq.'s theory of Federal Preemption by which it is argued that GFSZA preempts and supersedes State Law and especially the Search and Seizure / Stop and Frisk law of the State of New York as compared to Federal Fourth Amendment law as set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States. The course discusses current / proposed weapons detection and warnings technologies available or being developed to protect public, private and par...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Law

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

A Primer of Florida Defamation Law: Issues and Pitfalls

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basics of Personal Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy filings are rising across the country and expected to surge as a result of the economic damage caused by COVID-19. Be prepared to assist clients with overwhelming debt. Basics of Personal Bankruptcy explores the basics of personal bankruptcy law including determining client’s eligibility to file, an overview of the bankruptcy code chapters, exemptions, the liquidation process, and preparing the petition. Principles: I. Determine client’s eligibility to file II. Understand th...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

So You’re Interested in Being an Assistant DA

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Attorney Conduct
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Understanding VA Pensions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Criminal Defense Strategies: How Former Prosecutors Use Mitigation Information to Defend the Accused

This CLE course will provide an overview on how to humanize your criminal defense clients for prosecutors and the Court. First, we will cover how to obtain and use mitigation information early in the case to help negotiate or advocate for your clients with prosecutors. Next, we will cover the use of mitigating factors and mitigating information to present to the court at sentencing should your client be convicted or plead guilty. Both strategies are very similar, and the information used can b...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Advanced Timeshare Law

Advanced Timeshare Law delves deeper into the nuances of this unique area of law. In this course we will provide more practical aspects and guidance on this field. Timeshare law is incredibly unique and the approach to problem resolution is handled in a similarly unique manner. A lot of time may be wasted unless protocols and procedures are followed to ensure proper case management. Topics discussed in this CLE presentation are as follows: Resolution of Paid in Full Sale/rent; Tra...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Cybersecurity During a Pandemic

This webinar focuses on existing cybersecurity concerns that have been amplified, and new security concerns that have arisen as a consequence of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Threat-actors have recognized a unique opportunity to exploit pandemic-related vulnerabilities through social engineering attacks, business email compromise, work from home or other remoting. This results in increased risk and occurrence of ransomware attacks and data breaches that can disrupt or totally compromise clien...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction To Timeshare Law

Introduction to Timeshare Law delves into the nuances of this unique area of law. In this CLE course we will initiate dialog into the issues and concepts that govern this area of law. Practical guidelines will be addressed that focus upon the issues in this field. In this CLE Presentation you will learn about the three common types of timeshares,; which are the Points system, Floating week, and Fixed week. Timeshare law is incredibly unique and the approach to problem resolution is...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How Microaggressions Can Dismantle an Organization’s Professional Development & Diversity & Inclusion Goals

The random comments that we make, the pronouns that we use, the jokes that we share, and the assumptions that we “innocently” state are slowly and cumulatively making our co-workers and clients very uncomfortable. Moreover, this behavior is likely causing professional development, economic, and reputational harm as injured parties silently leave our organizations. This dynamic CLE session utilizes social science, and current events to provide participants with a greater awareness of i...

Attorney Conduct
1.25
Price$50

Rogue Officers, Police Reform and Hot Topics Under Section 1983

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Taking and Defending Depositions During COVID and Beyond

Taking and defending depositions are necessary skills for the litigation attorney. Yet, the pandemic has created challenges requiring additional strategic and practical considerations. During the program, Ken Moltner will discuss the deposition process from both the plaintiff's and defense's perspectives, with a focus on the practical aspects, including: preparation; objections; New York state Court Rules and the use of experts.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Handling New Jersey Landlord-Tenant Matters In The COVID Era

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Understanding Basic Veterans Law

Join Thomas Kniffen, retired from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after 16 continuous years of service as an attorney, as he discusses what you need to know to help veterans and their dependents obtain VA disability compensation and pension benefits. The first session of the lunchtime series will focus on the basics of the US Veterans Law.

General Credits
0.75
Price$25

The Basics of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Estate Planning

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Force Majeure and Lease Restructuring Issues in the Wake of COVID-19

This CLE program will open with a brief synopsis of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the New York business closures adopted by Governor Cuomo’s decrees, inter alia, banning non-essential businesses and travel, as well as public gatherings to combat the spread of the contagion. Then, our panelists will turn to analyzing the future of COVID-19 force majeure cases in support of nonperformance under commercial contracts, as well as new developments in the law in this arena. Included, will be a di...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Trial Preparation Skills: Personal Injury Cases

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Effective Appellate Advocacy

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

ADA and Psychiatric Disabilities

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Alphabet Soup of Employment Laws

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Be Prepared! A Survey of Trial Preparation for Lawyers

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Advanced Strategies for Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Employee Handbook Do’s and Don’ts

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

CA Athlete Agency Law: Part II

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Common Mistakes Lawyers Make with Clients and How to Avoid Them

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

Attorney Conduct
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Tips and Pointers for Reviewing Contracts

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

How to Handle a Claim for Veterans Benefits

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Fundamental Issues of Traffic Stops

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

How to Start and Build out a Law Practice

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Essential Strategies for Navigating Clients through Cannabis & Real Estate

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

New Challenges For Brownfield Redevelopment: Emerging Contaminants

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Nuts and Bolts of Family Immigration Petitions

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What Schools Need to Know About The New Title IX Regulations: Handling Claims of Sexual Harassment and Assault

On May 19, 2020, the Department of Education published new Title IX regulations governing how schools must handle claims of sexual harassment and assault. Our panel of experts will cover the key aspects of the new regulations and how the regulations impact Higher Education institutions and students, as viewed from varying perspectives and stakeholders. The presentation will cover: When and how are Higher Education institutions required to respond to claims of student-on-student sexual...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Collections in the Age of Covid

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Family Based Immigration

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

International Data Movement: Issue Spotting from Afar

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Advanced Construction Law for Attorneys: Beyond the Basics

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bad Faith Insurance Law in California

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Family Law Basics

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Administrative Hearing Process Or Government Overreach

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Ethics Primer: Privileges, Confidentiality And Conflicts Of Interest

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

Attorney Conduct
1
Price$50

An Attorney’s Guide to IRS Practices and Procedures

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Navigating the New Coronavirus Laws

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Cancellation Of Removal Part 2: For Certain Legal Permanent Residents

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Returning to the Firm Office: The New NOT Normal

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

General Credits
0.75
Price$25

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

Employment Law in the Time of COVID-19

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Medical Malpractice: Pick Your Cases Carefully

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

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

Hot Topics in Broadway Law: Attack of the Coronavirus

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

General Credits
1.25
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

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

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

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Conduct
Price$75

Update in Arbitration Law

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Basics of Asset Protection

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

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

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

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

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

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

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

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

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

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Conduct
Price$100

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

Attorney Conduct
1.5
Price$75

Vaccine Law in the Time of COVID-19

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

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

Ethical Attorney Business Development During a Crisis

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

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Conduct
Price$100

ERISA for Dummies

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

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 Part I

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

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

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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

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