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  • Making the Most of Mock Trials

    Mock trials can be useful to determine whether and where your client's case and legal theories has strengths and weaknesses. However, mock trials are not crystal balls, predicting the future with certainty, and the practitioner should not walk away from a successful mock trial verdict with unrealistic conclusions and expectations for the real trial. Rather, mock trials are learning tools from which you can gather further strategic and analytic insight, as well as informing you and y... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Defamation and The First Amendment of Speech

    The First Amendment has a complicated history with issues such as defamation, hate speech, and incitement. This CLE course will cover some significant and evolving elements that specifically relate to how defamation intersects with the First Amendment. The course will provide practitioners with the understanding of the complex issues that might be of concern to clients, and how to identify and address these issues. No prior knowledge of defamation is required. More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Overview of Social Security’s Decision Making Process

    Learn the basics about how Social Security determines if someone is entitled to receive disability benefits. This CLE course will cover the definition of disability that must be met to receive benefits and will also walk you through, not only the procedural steps of the claim process, but also the disability analysis used by adjudicators to evaluate if the definition of disability is met. At the end of the course, you will have the basic information needed to formulate a successful a... More Info

    $100
    2General Credits
  • Criminal Law Considerations for Military and Veteran Clients

    Criminal law attorneys of all types often get phone calls from potential clients who are either active military service members or veterans. In this Course, we’ll walk you through what this means for purposes of their case. This CLE will include the following topics: jurisdictional considerations, dual civilian/military investigations, key personnel who may be involved, usage of military or veteran status in mitigation, military pretrial confinement, and more. More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen: Crypto and the Federal Securities and Commodities Laws

    This CLE program covers the basics of the intersection between “cryptocurrencies” and the federal securities and commodities laws. The title of this program comes from Samuel 2, 1:19. Why this title is apt should be obvious to anyone knowing of recent events in the world of crypto. The program discusses the allegations against Samuel Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of a group of companies known as “FTX,” by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Com... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Distinguishing Between Employers and Contractors in Light of the New DOL Guidelines

    As many if not most of have seen, the gig economy is a new kid on the block in the world of commerce. During the lockdown of the pandemic, the gig economy, particularly food delivery services grew significantly—such services are now ubiquitous. Those working in the gig economy, including such familiar names as Uber, Lyft, Grubhub, Doordash and others all have one common component of their work—they pick and choose where and when they will work. Given this autonomy, the question has... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Legal Ethics: Reasonableness of Fees

    Someone at your firm is in charge of making sure that both legal professionals and other employees comply with the ethics rules. Some firms have ethics committees that do this work. Solos, of course, wear every hat under the sun, including the "ethics guru" hat. In small firms, too, many of you wear the "ethics guru" hat every day. So, for all of you who are in charge of making sure that your firm complies with the ethics rules, this presentation is for you. The presenters will de... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Introduction to Paper Discovery and Depositions

    Having a discovery plan at the outset of a case, and being able to implement said plan is a vital tool for success and increasing the overall amount of recovery for your clients. Having a workable plan can also reduce the stress and resources on your practice when having to deal with document dumps and voluminous discovery demands as well. This CLE course will explain how to use "paper discovery" efficiently and economically in Civil and Special Civil matters. It is intended for solo... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • To Prosecute or Not To Prosecute? Analyzing Ethical Rules Telling Prosecutors When and How They Can Do Their Job

    Before the dramatic closing argument or daring cross examination, prosecutor offices must carefully assess whether the case may be prosecuted and precisely how. For prosecutors, these rules provide both limitations for whether cases can be prosecuted at all, and guidelines for how they should be prosecuted if they are. For defense lawyers, these rules provide great advocacy opportunities to attempt to convince prosecutors to drop cases or to prosecute them in certain ways. This CLE... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Ethics & Client Communication: Setting Yourself Up for Success

    This CLE will address the specific rules and comments regarding client communication to help lawyers understand not only their bar-mandated responsibilities, but also how to build a system to protect your mental health while also meeting clients’ needs. The instructor will share detailed insights into Rule 1.4 and also how to build a healthy legal practice in a high-stress profession. More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • The New Wave of Benzene Litigation: Class Actions

    Benzene personal injury litigation has been around for decades. The plaintiffs in the traditional cases have alleged that their use of solvents, paints, varnishes, and other petroleum-based products have caused them to develop blood cancers. Recently, benzene was found in deodorants, sunscreens, and other personal care products. Subsequently, consumer class action cases were filed in federal district courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carol... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Liberty’s Last Champion: The Validity of "Science" Evidence and Court Practice

    Some may think justice is a coincidence of the system, not a consequence of it. As counsel, we must warranty equal justice before the law. Science and common sense suggest solutions for some difficult special issues that arise in civil and criminal cases. DNA is one great example of a tool that can guard against false conclusions; but that can also mislead. We must know how to use good science and be wary of junk science. We must know Federal Rule 702 on expert testimony. W... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Legal Ethics: Lawyer and Client Relationship

    This CLE presentation addresses the contours of what constitutes the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) starting with an introduction based on an article I had written that chronicled LegalZoom’s travails as it encountered and overcame a series of UPL challenges from various jurisdictions into which it entered during its expansion into a nationwide provider of legal services focused on individuals and small businesses. It then describes and applies through various hypothetical and act... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Ethical Considerations in Matrimonial and Family Law

    This fun interactive course will cover various ethical scenarios matrimonial and family court practitioners face with clients, other attorneys and within their own firm, and how to best navigate such issues. Real life examples will be presented, along with solutions and considerations, along with possible outcomes. A mock format will be utilized, with the focus being on the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. This course is designed to provide you with the skills to evaluate and ha... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Weaponizing Rule 1.7 Against Insurance Defense Counsel

    Hundreds of thousands of times per year in all American jurisdictions, liability insurers agree to defend their policyholders against liability disputes and hires pre-approved panel of defense counsel to do two things: protect the insurer’s interests as potential indemnitor and represent the policyholder as a party to a liability dispute. Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.7 imposes on panel counsel six prongs of ethical prohibitions and permissions, each of which must be investigated and a... More Info

    $100
    2Ethics Credits
  • ESI in Criminal Proceedings: 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment Issues

    Electronic information is a common feature of criminal investigations and proceedings at both the State and Federal levels. That information is used in the commission of crimes and may be the focus of investigations and prosecutions. The collection and use of electronic information may implicate the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, and the Sixth Amendment right of confrontation. This CLE presentation will pro... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Legal Ethics and the Mediation Process

    The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), particularly in the area of mediation, has grown dramatically in the past ten years. However, it is a process that many counsel lack familiarity with. Judge Scheinkman will discuss the importance of ethical considerations that relate to settlement negotiations. Given the nature of mediation, it is important that the parties negotiate in an ethical fashion which translates into good faith. While trust of an adversary is a relative concep... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Preventing Your Worst Tech Nightmare: Protecting Your Firm and Clients from Cybercriminals

    No one likes to think about the worst happening, but when it comes to your firm's technology, it's always better to be safe than sorry. That's why we're here to present Preventing Your Worst Tech Nightmare: Protecting Your Firm & Clients from Cybercriminals, a course that will help you protect your business and clients from the perils of cybercrime. This CLE course covers everything from cybersecurity myths that can cripple your business to attorneys' ethical obligations to be technical... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Challenging the Impermissible Use of Race in Jury Selection

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Curtis Flowers highlighted the fact that far too often prosecutors in our nation impermissibly use race when exercising peremptory challenges. This CLE presentation will provide criminal defense attorneys with the tools they need to fight against this unethical tactic. More Info

    $50
    1Access Justice
  • Force Majeure: Constant Contingency In Turbulent Times

    Name your poison: Pandemic? War? Supply Chain Interruption? Government Decree? Regulatory Change? Riot? Weather? Internet Outage? Or what? This timely CLE explores Force Majeure from the practical perspectives of contractual verbiage or absence, qualifying events, transactional effects and contests, including the impact of common law, statutes and court decisions. More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Staying Safe and Sound: Maintaining a Realistic Work/Life Balance in Uncertain Times

    We know that you may still be getting bombarded with messages about Covid related issues, whether that be on television, social media, or in your work and community networks. In uncertain times like these, anxiety, stress, fear, and negative thoughts can easily take control. You may still be worried about being in crowds, wearing a mask, getting another vaccine or booster for yourself and your loved ones, your office, your clients, your finances or how to manage whatever the future holds as... More Info

    $50
    1Mental Health/Abuse
  • Criminal Defense Appeals

    This CLE course, presented from the perspective of a criminal defense attorney, focuses on appeals to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal. The course takes a practical approach to approving an attorney’s chance of success by addressing how issues are framed, the use of key phrases, statements of facts and procedural history as well as other style elements. The course will also address the importance of oral arguments and how to address questions, both valid and not, presented... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Know What Evidence You Have and How to Use That Evidence at Trial

    In order to persuade the factfinder, whether judge or jury, a trial lawyer, whether it’s a civil or criminal trial, must not only uncover the evidence that proves or disproves the cause at issue, but consider how this mixed question of fact and law may result in the evidence being admitted to have any effect on the outcome. Mark Twain once said that the person who expects to get up when giving a dinner speech and have that moment of inspiration as one rises does not understand the nee... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Hot Topics in Employment Law Since #MeToo

    The #MeToo movement has been a transformational groundswell that rolled out from breaking news several years ago. The bombshell exposé published by The New York Times brought to light decades of sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, launched the movement and has led to dramatic social and legal change. Following the Weinstein exposé, #MeToo roared across social media platforms, onto the streets and into the courtrooms, as countless individuals share... More Info

    $100
    2General Credits
  • Ethical Considerations When Responding To Lozada Complaints

    Immigration is a rewarding practice area with a collegial group of practitioners. While immigration law is among the most complex, a great benefit is colleagues who generously share their knowledge and experience with one another. This makes it even more difficult when one lawyer must prepare and file a disciplinary complaint against another in order to zealously represent their client under the requirements of Matter of Lozada. While most training on the subject focuses on filing a... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Effective Mediation: What the Mediator Needs to Know to Resolve Your Case

    The latest statistics indicate that well over 95% of all civil cases settle before trial. Mediation is an effective tool that contributes to this high pretrial resolution. This CLE course is designed for beginners and seasoned attorneys to assist in streamlining written and oral presentation at mediation, and getting key information in front of your mediator. More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • ADA, ADAAA and EEOC Regulations

    Perhaps the most difficult law to understand and ensure legal compliance with is the ADA and the ADAAA. Moreover, the EEOC has issued extensive regulations to ensure legal compliance. This CLE program will ensure that you understand the legal ins and outs of this law, how to know what constitutes a disability within the meaning of the ADA and how to recognize when an employee has requested a reasonable accommodation. This CLE will provide the answers to your most difficult AD... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • ADA: Reasonable Accommodations and the Interactive Process

    The ADA is one of the most complicated and legalistic employment laws out there. This CLE will ensure that employers better understand the legal compliance obligations under the ADA including engaging in the interactive process when an employee has requested a reasonable accommodation. Making sure you get the interactive process correct is tricky for employers. What questions can you ask and what medical documentation can you request. How do you even know if an employee meets the d... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Diversity and Race in Jury Selection

    This course will take a historical look at diversity and race in jury selection and how “all-white juries” have led to infamous miscarriages of justice throughout the years. We will also examine how the Supreme Court has addressed racial discrimination in jury selection from the 1880s to present day, and how various courts have recently addressed this issue. Lastly, we will look at what states across the country are currently doing to limit racial discrimination in jury selecti... More Info

    $50
    1.25Access Justice
  • Implicit Bias: “I’m Not Like You…Except That I Am”

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

    $50
    1Access Justice
  • Current Trends in Asylum Cases: The Asylum Officer Rule

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • How to File Successful Non-Immigrant O and E Visa Petitions and EB-1, EB2-NIW and PERM-based Green Card Petitions

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Statutory Interpretation: Do the Words “because of… sex” Include “Sexual Orientation” and “Transgender Identity”?

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

    $200
    4Access Justice
  • Five Steps to Protect Your Firm from Catastrophic Cyber Attacks

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • What You and Your Clients Need to Know About the USPTO’s Post-Registration Audit

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Valuable Data Through the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Legal Ethics in Tax Practice

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Defending DWAI Drug Cases

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

    $75
    1.75General Credits
  • Metaverse Law: Intro to ARVR, Issues, IP Ownerships, Monetization, Cyber Currency, and Licensing

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

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • The New Infrastructure Bill and Your Need to Understand Design-Build and Engineer-Procure-Construct Projects

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

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • The Ethics and Art of Settlement at Mediation

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • An Introduction to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Issues To Consider When Drafting Construction Contracts

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

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • Understanding The Collateral Consequences of a DWI Conviction and Properly Advising Your Client

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

    $50
    1.25General Credits
  • Securing Social Security Disability Benefits

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

    $100
    2General Credits
  • Cyber Security Compliance Trifecta: Recent Revisions to Three Important Security & Privacy Standards

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Remove The "Stress" From Removal Defense: Practice Before The Federal Immigration Courts

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

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • The Ethics of Social Media and Attorney Competency

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

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Reverse Mortgages: Stay In Your House For The Rest Of Your Life? Not So Fast!

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

    $50
    1.25General Credits
  • What Happens To Your Practice If You Die Or Become Disabled

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

    $50
    1.25Ethics Credits
  • Basics of Patents: Are You Protected? Fundamentals of US Patents and Inventorship

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Advanced 1031 Exchange Topics: Reverse and Improvement Transactions

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Bitcoin: Time For Lawyers To Take A Byte

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • NFT's: A Survey of Intellectual Property Issues

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

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • Are You Up To It? Handling High Conflict Custody and Divorce Matters

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

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • The Federal and Environmental Agenda: 1 Year Into The Biden Administration

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Section 230: Kings of the Internet

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Ethics “Gotchas” That Every Estate Planners Must Know

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

    $50
    1.25Ethics Credits
  • Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices: “I’ll Know It When I See It…”

    Welcome to Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP). UDAAP is arguably the most important regulation in the mortgage industry. UDAAP impacts every other lending regulation (marketing, fair lending, licensing & communication…) and it impacts every part of the lending cycle (advertising thru servicing closed loans.) What makes this regulation so difficult for mortgage lenders is that it is very subjective (“reasonable consumer” point of view) and is very difficult to defend agains... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Ideas to Cash: Guiding Creative Clients In Monetizing Their Inventions and Other Creations

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

    $75
    1.75General Credits
  • Maritime Law: Personal Injury and Property Damage in Small Boat Cases

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

    $100
    2General Credits
  • Lost in Translation The Pitfalls of Obtaining Testimony Across Boundaries of Language, Culture and Class

    Interpretation is an art not a science. That's why obtaining testimony is very often like an under-educated laborer from another universe describing the truth to an artist who then must describe it to an engineer. As an attorney even if you are a native speaker of the language of the witness a lot can get lost in the translation. This course will explain many of the pitfalls and limitations of interpretation throughout our judicial system and then illuminate some of the most common iss... More Info

    $175
    3.75General Credits
  • Recent Trademark Decisions Practitioners Should Know About

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • E-Discovery’s Emerging Ethical Challenges

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

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Setting Up Your Securities Clients For Success

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

    $100
    2General Credits
  • A Search for Perfection: Fundamentals of UCC Article 9

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Ethics of Legal Writing

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

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • How to Value, Sell & Purchase a Law Practice

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • What Attorneys Need to Know About The Current State of Vaccination Mandates

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

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • An Ethical Guide to Expert Witness Reports & Testimony

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

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Fundamentals of Orthopedics for Lawyers: Anatomy, Injuries, and Common Procedures

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Oh Brave Commercial New World: The New Reality of Name, Image, and Likeness in Collegiate Athletics

    Recently, multiple state laws went into effect permitting college athletes in those states to earn money from the use of their Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL), subject to certain restrictions, without risking their collegiate eligibility. In response, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) quickly eased some of its rules allowing athletes in all states, even those without a state law, to participate. So in a dramatic and sudden turn of events, collegiate athletes in the U.S. who had... More Info

    $50
    1.25General Credits
  • Home is Where The License Is: Ethical Considerations for Lawyer Relocation During and After the Pandemic

    Many lawyers relocated during the pandemic, either to escape perceived risk or simply because they could due to remote working. This CLE program will assess the legal and ethical ramifications of relocation to states beyond where one is licensed, addressing both authorization to practice, jurisdiction, and choice of rules. More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Corporate Philanthropy: Where to Start and How to Get it Right

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • The Regulation of Private and Foreign Funds in the Age of Cryptocurrency

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

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • Ethical Attorney's Fees, Referral Fees, and Billing Practices

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

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • Crimmigration Essentials: What Attorneys Need to Know

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • The Interplay Between Ethics, Estates, Fiduciaries and Guardianships

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

    $75
    1.5Ethics Credits
  • Representing the Founders and Initial Investors in a Startup Technology Company

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

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • The Patent Process for the Curious: What Lawyers Need to Know

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

    $50
    1General Credit
  • Meteorology and the Law: Hazardous Weather Preparedness and Litigation

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

    $50
    1.25General Credits
  • Changing the Landscape of Diversity, Inclusion & the Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

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

    $50
    1Access Justice
  • Making Adverse Witnesses a Free Expert Witness

    In every case, the plaintiff claims that the defendant breached a duty of care owed. The most effective way to prove that the defendant was negligent is through the mouth of the defendant itself; do it's employees possess the requisite knowledge and are they doing what they should do? This CLE class teaches you how to effectively question the defendants to make them expert witnesses on behalf of the plaintiff; even a janitor is an expert in the custodial sciences! More Info

    $75
    1.75General Credits
  • No One Makes It Out Unscathed: The Effects of Trauma, Stress and Burnout On Our Lives

    Attorneys hopefully recognize that like many other professionals, their lives are filled to the brim with stress. It’s important to be proactive in dealing with it. The consequences of shrugging it off can be catastrophic - not only for them but for their family, staff and friends. And then there’s trauma. The ramifications of trauma aren’t discussed as frequently as those of stress and thus, for many attorneys, trauma is a topic in need of attention. Trauma can be secondary or vicario... More Info

    $50
    1Mental Health/Abuse
  • Client Intakes: Tips for Effective Sign-Ups

    Never underestimate the power of a first impression. That’s what a client intake is! For both you and your client. It’s the initial event that sets the tone for the (often) long-term relationship you enter with that perspective client. It’s also the time for you to begin considering case strategy, deposition preparation, and potential evidence. All this assumes you even want to take on this case, which you may not. This program will explore and highlight the core aspects of a new client intake... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • 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... More Info

    $150
    3Ethics Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $50
    1.25General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $100
    2General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $50
    1.25General Credits
  • 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. More Info

    $50
    1Abuse Reporting
  • 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 CLE course will include an explanation of the Social Security disability program’s Five Step s... More Info

    $100
    2General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • 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... More Info

    $50
    1Ethics Credit
  • 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. More Info

    $50
    1.25General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $50
    1.25General Credits
  • 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, and the cybersecurity related obligations of lawyers. They will also outline steps you can take to improve your cyberse... More Info

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $50
    1General Credit
  • 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... More Info

    $75
    1.5General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $125
    2.5General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $75
    1.75General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $75
    1.75General Credits
  • 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... More Info

    $75
    1.5Ethics Credits

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