Rhode Island CLE - Featured Courses

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  • 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

    1.5Ethics Credits
  • Handling Current Legal Ethical Issues

    This CLE course will address practical ethical issues that lawyers face as they work remotely during a pandemic, as well as when discussing personal legal matters with work colleagues. We will also examine recent examples of attorneys acting as “over”-zealous advocates for their clients, and some recent examples of what happens when lawyers behave badly. Topics include: Working Remotely Discussion with Colleagues about Personal Legal Matters “Over”-Zealous Advocacy Lawyers Behavi... More Info

    1.5Ethics Credits
  • From NFTs to Andy Warhol to New Legislation: Current Developments in Copyright Law

    Do NFTs really raise new copyright law issues? This CLE course features a panel of seasoned speakers who will explain why they do. What is the Supreme Court going to do with the Warhol case? Is there a circuit split in the embedding cases heading for the Supreme Court? Don't miss this annual summary of developments in case law and legislation for a concise presentation on these and other topics. More Info

    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

    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

    1Ethics Credit
  • 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

    1General Credit
  • 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

    4.5General Credits
  • New Age Forensics: A Tactical Guide To Cross Examining Experts

    New age forensics and expert witnesses have practically invaded our trial courts, existing in every single case to some extent. Most feared, by both criminal and civil trial attorneys, is the prospect of cross examining an expert in his field of expertise. This tactical guide, to cross examining expert witnesses, will give you concrete ideas on how to punch holes in any experts credentials and credibility. These common sense techniques have been consistently and successfully utilized b... More Info

    2General Credits
  • 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

    2General Credits
  • 99 Years & Counting: Genocide, Human Rights, Cyber Terrorism, and International Crimes

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

    3General Credits

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