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"Ambush Marketing" and the Olympic Games: Drawing the Lines for Advertisers, Official Sponsors, and Rights Holders

Events like the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and Super Bowl also feature competition among brand marketers and rights holders - specifically, the high-stakes battles between non-sponsoring brands and official event sponsors. How can brands reference these events? What event symbols may marketers safely use without permission? How can official rights holders and exclusive sponsors protect their investment? Frankfurt Kurnit's Christopher Chase will provide a rundown of the laws governing ambush mar...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

#You're Fired @Will: Social Media and Employment Law

Employees talk about everything on social media. Their supervisors. Their clients. The pitch they worked on all night. While many of these comments are harmless, some violate workplace rules or threaten company interests. But disciplining employee social media communications is not as easy as it sounds - even in "employment at will" situations. State and federal law protects certain types of online speech. In addition to the subject matter of the comments, you have to consider wher...

General Credits
1
Price$50

3 Ways to Create More Favorable Case Outcomes with E-Discovery Principles

Both a shield and a sword, e-discovery is a unique skillset that not enough attorneys adequately possess. With the right planning, knowledge and technology, e-discovery can empower attorneys with the essential information to properly litigate or defend their case. In this CLE program, learn how e-discovery can help you gain more favorable case outcomes and preserve/enhance your company’s and your own reputation in the legal market. Learn how to: • Effectively negotiate discovery parameters...

General Credits
0.9
Price$50

3D Printing: Legal Protection for 3D Objects and Product Designs

3D printing is changing the way everything, from household items to computers, is being manufactured. But how to you trademark something that anyone can create? This CLE course will explain the ins and outs of legal protection for 3D objects and how artists, product designers and manufacturers can assert legal protection for their designs. The course will explain the restrictions on copyright protection, the challenges posed by the newest technologies and restrictions on trademark protection a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

8th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

For the 8th consecutive year, join us for this special program which brings together a diverse roster of speakers ranging from artists, art consultants, appraisers, members of the bench, bar, museums, art galleries, auction houses, to government officials and members of non-profit organizations as they discuss the most relevant legal issues affecting the art world today. Welcome and Introduction Challenges Faced by Claimants Navigating the World of Holocaust Art Restitution Wallflo...

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Courthouse

Do you need to substantiate anything in that very funny commercial you are planning? It is easy to assume that a funny ad is just “puffery.” After all, no reasonable consumer would take it seriously, right? Well, what happens if it isn’t funny? How do you rely on humor to ensure that no claims requiring substantiation are communicated? In this CLE, Rick Kurnit will recount the cases where humor won the day for the advertiser -- and those where the final advertising did not leave the judge...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

A Guide to Ethical Billing Practices and Retainer Agreements

Attorney client relationships are based on many factors, but underlying it all is a business transaction. And like all business transactions, payment for services rendered is an essential factor. But as billing systems and retainer agreements have become more complicated, they have also come under greater scrutiny. It has become far more common for disciplinary authorities to inspect these agreements and incur significant penalties for those who violate the rules. This informative CLE course,...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

A Lawyers Guide to Theatre Production

Donald C. Farber has been practicing Entertainment Law for over 50 years. His vast experience in theatre resulted from his having to learn on the job. As a result, he wrote his first book on producing an Off-Broadway play. This course could easily take its title from that of his book, “From Option to Opening.” This course sets forth exactly what one must legally do to represent a play from beginning to end--that is from the Option to Opening. Along the way, after discussion of the O...

General Credits
2.5
Price$135

A Legal Guide to Introducing International Products and Services to the U.S. Market

Introducing a product or service to the U.S. market requires a thought-out strategy that includes: selecting the best distribution model for a particular product or service maximizing the available intellectual property protection for your products and brand in the most cost-efficient manner planning and structuring your operations in the most tax-efficient manner navigating the maze of import, tariff and customs laws complying with any applicable rules or policies of the Federal Tr...

General Credits
2
Price$100

A Look Forward at the Reverse Mortgage Industry: What an Attorney Needs to Know

The fact that America is aging is not news, nor is it surprising. Experts have been predicting it since the Baby Boomers. This CLE course will explain Congress’s efforts to help seniors age in place through the development of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) a type of reverse mortgage. The course will explain the legal history of the HECM and how it benefits senior citizens. The course will also explain how one can qualify for an HECM, the processes and procedures that are unique to it...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

ABA Ethical Rule Amendments: Changing Attorneys’ Relationship with Technology

In today’s fast-moving digital age, attorneys must understand technology – both its capabilities and limitations – to competently and diligently represent clients. This CLE program will discuss the American Bar Association’s recently approved new amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and associated commentary to address technology’s growing role in the legal profession. Among other things, speakers will discuss the impact of the amendments, which broaden the definition of “comp...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

ABC's of Selling or Buying a Privately Owned Business

More than 50,000 small company sale transactions take place in the United States each year. While the attorneys for these transactions may be seasoned M&A specialists, they may also be newly admitted attorneys and/or attorneys whose expertise lies in other areas of the law. This CLE presentation will focus on the practical aspects of the three major stages of the process of buying or selling a privately held business: I. Pre-Contract Considerations II. The Contract of Sale III...

General Credits
2.2
Price$100

Accommodating Non-U.S. Investors: Structuring Real Estate and Other Fund Investments to Minimize U.S. Tax Impacts

Tannenbaum Helpern tax attorneys Michele Itri and David Schulder along with RSM US LLP's International Tax Principal Mark Strimber, will discuss how hedge funds and private equity funds can minimize tax burden for non-U.S. investors. These investors are primarily concerned with avoiding U.S. tax filing obligations and paying U.S. tax on "effectively connected income" which can result from a non-U.S. investor's investment in U.S. real estate, certain U.S. loans, U.S. operating companies and fee...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Accounting Principles for Attorneys: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Lawyers tend to be persuasive, argumentative and polished. But when it comes to the rules of accounting and taxation, even the best arguments will fall short in the face of steadfast rules and principles. This CLE course will explain the basic accounting principles every lawyer must know from the organizations that set the rules and standards to arranging a corporate capital structure. The course will explain stockholder equity, liabilities, long term investments, funds and assets, how t...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Accounts Receivable Management for Lawyers

Accounts receivable management is NOT an arbitrary process. Business owners seem to understand this. Yet, many lawyers fail to adhere to best practices when establishing A/R policies and procedures for their law practices. This CLE program will discuss some of those policies and procedures that can be utilized in law firms to reduce the occasion of aged receivables and also what collection procedures should be used when clients do not pay. This course is presented by Robert A. Weinberg...

General Credits
1
Price$50

ADHD, School Discipline & Criminal Prosecution

ADHD has become the go-to diagnosis for misbehaving children, inattentive teenagers and maladjusted adults. But where it’s most prevalent is in the prison system, affecting nearly 50% of the population and typically presenting along with co-occurring conditions such as learning disabilities and other risk factors for antisocial and criminal behavior. This CLE course will assess the impact of ADHD and other mental health conditions on these types of behaviors, substance abuse, and other...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Advantages of Bankruptcy for Corporations and Investors

Today’s fiscal crisis has made the potential for bankruptcy a shocking reality for many. Few corporations or individuals are prepared for the complexities and procedural issues the process entails. This informative CLE course will outline the various benefits to corporations, investors and debtors in filing for Chapter 11. The course will also explain different types of bankruptcies and explain how to reclassify secured debt into unsecured debt, the process for the free and clear sale of asset...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Advertising After Operation Full Disclosure: The FTC’s New Focus on Disclosures in Advertising

As part of “Operation Full Disclosure,” the Federal Trade Commission recently sent warning letters to more than sixty national advertisers warning them that their television and print disclosures are not clear and conspicuous. This is second time in two years that the FTC has issued major guidance to industry on disclosures in advertising. What is Operation Full Disclosure all about? Why is the FTC so focused on disclosures – and national advertising – right now? And what should advertisers an...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Advertising and Fashion; Web 3.0

Join a panel of experts as they discuss advertising for the fashion industry in the digital age. Learn how the fashion industry is using social network services, tracking users online and behavioral advertising. Understand the FTC’s regulations for endorsements, celebrity endorsements and testimonials in endorsements, as well as the FTC’s enforcement efforts. The panel will also discuss liability in advertising and best practices for the fashion industry.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Airbnb – Revolutionaries of Sharing Economy or Just Plain Illegal?

Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects potential home renters with those seeking to lease their properties. It is a service that is adored by some, despised by others and in NYC has been a major source controversy. The NYS Attorney General maintains that nearly three-quarters of all Airbnb rentals in NYC are illegal and in violation of violate zoning and other laws. It has charged Airbnb to clean up its act. What’s at stake? Huge sums of money for Airbnb, millions of potentia...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

An Introduction to Mental Health Law

Mental Health Law crosses multiple boundaries in everyday legal practice. Attorneys face issues of mental capacity in executing Wills, Trusts, Advance Directives for health care decision making, and other planning documents; matrimonial and family law attorneys face issues of clients and others in their cases who suffer from serious mental illness, substance abuse, psychological disorders and developmental disabilities; criminal attorneys have cases involving those with mental health issues an...

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Oral Contract Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On - Or Is It?

Most lawyers enter contract negotiations aspiring to achieve a fully signed agreement containing all material terms. But many business relationships – particularly in the media and entertainment world – proceed in the absence of fully signed agreements. Why do sophisticated industry people use short-form and unsigned long-form agreements? Do these agreements create binding contractual obligations? What tests do courts use to answer this question? And what risks do the parties take? Frankfurt K...

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Overview of Construction Lien Law

Like it or not, most lawyers are bound to encounter issues related to a mechanic’s lien at some point in their career. When a mechanic’s lien suddenly appears in a continuation title search at a closing, its important for the real estate practitioner to know what kind of options are available to get rid of the lien and avoid having to adjourn the closing. On the other hand, when a general practitioner who represents an electrician who is owed $100,000 from a general contractor is asked to prep...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

An Overview of DWI & and other Alcohol Related Offenses

This course will be led by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald E. Kelly, Esq. Mr. Kelly will draw upon more than a decade of experience as a criminal defense attorney handling misdemeanor and felony cases to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding DWI and related offenses. Mr. Kelly will provide guidance to attorneys on the Vehicle and Traffic Law in the context of alcohol and drug related offenses and procedures. Mr. Kelly will also pr...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Anatomy of a Car Accident Case

This CLE program gives an attorney a complete overview of handling a car accident case, with particular emphasis on New York State. From meeting with the client and extracting vital information to the handling of the Personal Injury Protection claim to putting the case into a lawsuit, this lecture touches on just about every well-known issue that needs to be addressed. The lecture includes cost benefit analysis that must be taken into account upon accepting a case and whether a case is...

General Credits
2.2
Price$100

Anatomy of a Deposition

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$100

Applying Mediation Principles to Family Law Issues

Mediation is a form of ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) that may be used in civil disputes, family law matters, eldercare, and many other fields. In this course you will be given an overview of mediation skills and techniques from a trained attorney/mediator. The lecture will apply mediation principles to practice areas in family law. Whether you are an attorney contemplating starting a mediation practice or are simply looking to gain practical insight into this growing field this lecture is...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Arbitrator Impartiality in Tripartite Arbitration: A Comparison of Jewish and Secular Law

In many industries, it is customary for arbitration panels to consist of an arbitrator chosen by each party, and a third arbitrator who is elected mutually by the chosen arbitrators. Should party-appointed arbitrators be expected to function as neutrals or as advocates for the parties that chose them? The answer to this question may depend on the arbitration agreement between the parties, and the set of arbitration rules in place in the particular arbitration forum. Jewish law has long feat...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

ASCLD/LAB and Other Forensic Lab Certification: What Does That Really Mean?

The use of lab tests, witness testimony, and on-scene evidence in criminal investigations is standard and generally accepted. As citizens, we trust the labs, police officers and forensic scientists to gather and analyze evidence and administer justice accordingly. But what if lab tests were corrupted, witness testimony was unreliable or coerced, and evidence was tainted? In this CLE course, renowned attorney Jeffrey T. Schwartz will explain the extent to which corruption has infiltrate...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Avoiding Ethical Violations and Malpractice Suits

In this CLE course, ethics expert and legal malpractice attorney Daniel Abrams shares his views on how lawyers can protect themselves and minimize their chances of being sued for malpractice or being subject to other ethical headaches. Mr. Abrams covers the primary reasons why lawyers are sued, what plaintiffs’ legal malpractice lawyers are looking for in a lawsuit, the stages of a representation where lawyers are most likely to get into trouble, what clients to avoid, and other practical step...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Avoiding Malpractice when Dealing with Retirement Accounts

Most family law attorneys know that a retirement account can be their best asset or their worse liability in a domestic relations case, depending on how they approach these highly complex assets. The failure to cover the specific benefits related to retirement account in settlement and/or trial can set a client up for dissatisfaction, or worse yet, set their attorney up for a malpractice claim. In this one-hour presentation, nationally-renowned QDRO attorney Matthew L. Lundy, Esq. ta...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bank Regulatory Basics for the Non Banking Lawyer

Banks, unlike other business corporations, are the creations of federal and state law. As such, the regulations that dictate banking are unlike those of corporations and knowledge of one does not constitute knowledge of the other. This CLE course, presented by esteemed attorney Kathleen Scott is designed specifically for attorneys who do not specialize in banking. The course will explain what banks do, and will review the various regulatory agencies, relevant statutes, and major legislation, a...

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

Banking Law for the General Practitioner

No matter your practice specialty, banking law issues can arise from time to time. This topical CLE program will provide a general survey of US banking law for the general practitioner to familiarize lawyers on the complex US banking system and introduce people to how banks are formed, applicable laws and regulations, permissible activities and latest banking reform efforts. The materials also serve as a basic banking legal resource for the attendee.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Bankruptcy Basics: Chapter 11 and Reorganization

In this economy, bankruptcies, both personal and corporate have become more commonplace. This CLE explores the various kinds of bankruptcies, with a focus on the many tools that chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code offers. The course will assist attorneys on when it is appropriate to advise clients to explore its bankruptcy options, and when it may be too late to do so. It will also provide lawyers representing creditors of bankrupt entities with a brief summary of their rights an...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bankruptcy Basics: Understanding Your Client’s Options

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Counsel Robert J. Rock, Esq. Mr. Rock will draw upon his over thirty years of experience as a bankruptcy attorney. Mr. Rock will provide guidance to attorneys on alternatives to bankruptcy, evaluating client qualifications for bankruptcy, types of bankruptcy cases, and major laws and rules practitioners should know. Mr. Rock will also provide insight into tactics to avoid potential pitfalls with clients and their bankruptcy petitions.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basic Bankruptcy Law

In this difficult economic climate, it is more important than ever for attorneys to know the basics of consumer bankruptcy law and how they can protect their clients and their assets. Topics discussed include: Conducting the client meeting; Deciding whether Bankruptcy is the proper option for your client; Evaluating which Chapter to file for Bankruptcy under; Satisfying the Attorney's responsibilities; Satisfying the "means test"; Ethical Issues

General Credits
2.8
Price$125

Basic Patent Law for Non-Practitioners: What Every Attorney Should Know

It seems that not a day goes when by someone doesn’t come up with the “next big thing.” Even if your product doesn’t change the world, you certainly don’t want someone else taking credit for it. This CLE course on patent law will explain the importance of patents, the different types of patent protections and the patent application process. The course will also review: Patent vs. Intellectual Property Typical Lifespan of Patents Preventing Loss of Rights Legal Requirements for Patenta...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Basics of Family & Employment Based Immigration Law

US immigration laws are constantly changing and are extremely complex. In this CLE course, experienced immigration attorney Reaz Jafri will take you through the basics of family-based and employment-based immigration options and provide a concise overview of the complex world of immigration law. Learn about how US citizens can bring their family members to the US or how an employer can hire a foreign worker for temporary or permanent employment in the US.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basics of Handling a Personal Injury Case

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Daniel J. Persing, Esq. Mr. Persing will draw upon his over thirty years of experience practicing in the field of personal injury as well as his experience with other fields of litigation including medical malpractice to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding personal injury actions. Mr. Persing will provide guidance to attorneys on how to interview clients, conduct initial i...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basics of Handling Veteran's Disability Claims

Disabled veterans are eligible for a host of compensation benefits, but understanding those benefits and how to obtain them requires a solid grasp of the system. This CLE course will explain the forms of compensation available, the basic theories of service-connection as they apply to various conditions, the procedures and types of claims, development and requests for records, claims file review and ratings practices.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Best Practices for Developing Search Criteria for Determining Document Relevancy

In today’s big data age, it’s imperative for legal teams to develop the right search criteria at the outset of the case. Not only will this enable you to quickly learn the key strengths and weaknesses of your case, it will also allow you to determine the potential scope and cost of e-discovery. Learn how to develop the right search criteria for determining document relevancy, including: Key members outside of legal (HR, IT, custodians) to engage before finalizing your search cr...

General Credits
0.8
Price$40

Breathing Life Into the Dreaded Justification Defense

The justification defense is not the go-to strategy of most criminal defense attorneys. In that it pre-supposes the client’s admission of a criminal act, most attorneys would advise their client that taking a plea is the safer route. But attorneys who ignore the great potential of the justification defense may not be acting in the best interests of their client. This CLE course presented by Jeffrey Schwartz, will explain why with a thorough explanation of the justification defense, how...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Building a Successful Partnership With In-House Counsel

This fascinating CLE course focuses on an oft-ignored but critical aspect of practicing law: the relationship between in-house and outside counsel. Presented by Mitchell Falber, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for ABC Carpet & Home, the course is designed to address both in-house attorneys and general attorneys who may be retained as outside counsel and is a first-hand look at the importance of creating and maintaining meaningful and constructive partnerships between attorn...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business ADR For Lawyers: What Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Mean For Your Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the wave of the present -- and the future -- for resolving business disputes and conflicts while avoiding the greater expense, delay, disruption, lack of control, and animosity inherent in most court litigation. In most (but not all) instances, business disputes can be resolved better, quicker, and more cost-effectively through ADR processes, primarily arbitration and mediation. But many lawyers are relatively unfamiliar with these tools, and are co...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Business Formations 102: Limited Liability Companies

This CLE course, presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig Zappia, Esq., will draw upon his experience as a seasoned real estate and corporate law attorney to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding how to form Limited Liability Companies under New York State law. Mr. Zappia will provide guidance to attorneys on the various forms and procedural requirements to form Limited Liability Companies and Professional Limited Liability Com...

General Credits
0.8
Price$40

CFPB Formation, Powers and Enforcement

The collapse of the real estate industry and the subsequent financial collapse of 2008 led to sweeping changes. One of these was the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the Dodd-Frank Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act of 2010. A new and independent regulator, the CFPB was designed to oversee federal consumer protection laws. The mission of the CFPB, the various statutes it regulates and how it evolved will all be discussed in this comprehensive CLE course. T...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Chapter 7- The Initial Consultation

In this course, Daniel Gershburg explains the basics of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, starting with the initial consultation and extending all the way up to the Meeting of the Creditors. He will also discuss the changes in the new Bankruptcy Law and various issues at hand. Some of the topics covered include the Means Test, Median Income Test, how to keep your car and home and why bankruptcy has recently become an appealing choice for individuals.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Civil Appellate Practice

Somehow, the judgment goes against your client. Should you appeal? What are the true appealable issues? How will the Appellate Court analyze the case? Should you handle it yourself? These and other crucial questions are considered in this seminar. Although the focus is on California law, the basic principles apply throughout the states. This course will help the civil trial attorney advise a client when faced with an adverse judgment, and it will provide valuable guidance to counsel who...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Class Actions: A Primer with Tips

In this introductory course, class counsel Susan Chana Lask provides a step by step approach to filing a class action case. Learn whether your case will qualify, what the effect of filing is and how the court certifies the case as a class action. In addition, this course covers FRCP 23 and offers tips and strategies that will help any attorney understand the basics of filing and defending a class action lawsuit.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Closing Disclosure Under TRID

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) were both created as protective measures that provide disclosures to eliminate abusive practices. The longstanding congressional goal to integrate the two in order to avoid overlap, inconsistencies and discrepancies, came to the fore with the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which was charged with proposing regulation to combine RESPA and TILA with the hope that a well-informed cons...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Co-op and Condo Law and Practice: A View from Both Sides

Learn the important issues involved in negotiating and finalizing co-op and condominium deals, as well as the unique legal and regulatory issues surrounding living in co-ops and condominiums. The respective rights of the co-op/condominium and the shareholder/unit-owner are discussed as well the rights of developers involved in the sale of new buildings.

General Credits
2.6
Price$100

Collateralized Debt Obligations and Credit Default Swaps: A Guide for Lawyers

Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) and Credit Default Swaps (CDS) have played and continue to play prominent roles in the global capital markets. What's the difference between a CDO and a CLO? What are TruPs CDOs? And why are they so controversial? Cut through the headlines and get a real understanding of CDOs and CDSs, how they are structured and the litigation landscape regarding these investments today. This informative CLE course, presented by New York attorney and CDO and...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Coming to America: A Legal Guide to Pre-Immigration Income Tax Planning

There are countless details to be dealt with when moving to a new country. One of the most complicated is taxes. This CLE course will explain everything the pre-immigrant needs to know about creating a solid, viable and executable tax strategy. The course will explain the difference between Non-Resident Alien and Resident Alien status for tax purposes and how that status may impact your obligations. The course will also explain how to determine your income tax residency starting date and the v...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Commercial Collections Primer

Commercial collections litigation is a volume practice with pitfalls to snare the unwary. Carol G. Morokoff is a 29 year litigator with 23 years of experience negotiating the vagaries of this practice. This CLE lecture provides much practical advice on how to prepare and execute an effective strategy for a successful practice, as well as examples of how things can go wrong.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Avoiding Pitfalls when Representing a Buyer or Seller

This CLE course will show you how to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes involved with representing a buyer or seller of commercial property. Topics include: Contract review Negotiations Representing a Buyer or Seller? Checklists & Forms included

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Estate Planning Errors and How to Prevent Them

Estate Planning seems relatively straightforward—a client asks for a will and the attorney draws it up. The attorney does what he is asked, and the client is happy, so all is well, right? Not exactly. In fact, there is a tremendous amount of research and fact-finding that the responsible attorney must complete before drafting a will to ensure the client’s assets are truly protected and to avoid a malpractice suit in the long run. This CLE course will explain the most common errors inclu...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

Common Ethical Issues and Pitfalls

Certain recurring ethical issues are encountered with regularity in the everyday practice of law. The nature of attorney/client privilege and confidentiality, analysis of conflict issues and the obligations of an attorney to other counsel and the fact-finding tribunal, result in frequent consultation of the rules of ethics. The course will cover the most common ethical issues confronted by attorneys, and the presenter will discuss hypotheticals posed by the live audience.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Construction Delays: Causes, Prevention and Damages

It is well accepted in the construction industry that "time is money." This CLE program will present a case study demonstrating the procedures an owner/developer should implement to avoid delay, mitigate the effects of delay and disruption, and recover damages resulting from the effects of delay. Scheduling techniques and contract clauses will also be discussed.

General Credits
1.4
Price$75

Copyright Reversion 101, 201 and 601: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Issues on Termination of Grants and Licenses

US Copyright Law provides authors, artists, musicians and other creative people and their heirs the right to terminate certain prior grants of copyright. Obviously, the termination or “recapture” of copyrights can have huge commercial implications. But the statutory rules governing copyright termination are complex. Who can terminate a copyright grant? What grants can be terminated? How does a copyright owner give notice of an attempt to terminate? And what is the practical effect of terminati...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Crafting a Case: Openings and Summations

While a case is proven by the facts in evidence, a trial attorney’s opening and closing statements are often the most critical elements in their success. Developing a compelling opening and summation must begin early in the process with the facts then interwoven into that central theme. This CLE course will teach you how to use the frame of the opening and closing statements to prove your case, bolster the facts which support it and deflect those that weaken it. The course includes a dynamic b...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Criminal Law and Ethics: The Present State of Brady, A View From Both Sides

Join NYCLA's Criminal Justice Section and a panel of experts as they discuss the ethical issues faced by prosecutors and defense attorneys related to the Brady decision, including: What is Brady? The relationship between Brady case law and the Ethics Rules The duty of prosecutors and compliance with case law and Ethical Rules Brady moving forward: Lessons from wrongful convictions

Ethics Credits
1.8
Price$100

Criminal Procedure for the General Practitioner: What you Need to Know when your Client’s Son Gets Arrested

A frequent occurrence that many general practitioners will undoubtedly face during their careers is the frantic phone call from a client who has been arrested or has a family member who has been arrested. The client will have many questions about what to expect and will be looking to you for guidance. For those new to the practice of law or those who have little experience with criminal law, how do you properly advise your client about the potential legal ramifications of an arrest? What fa...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cross Examination of Police Officers and Detectives: A Tactical Guide

A fascinating and practical guide for any attorney who faces the police or detectives on cross-examinations, this CLE course presented by Jeffrey Schwartz will study the psychological and professional aspects of this critical part of any trial. The course reviews both the general responsibilities and work-a-day world of the average officer as well as typical police mentality and how to utilize these insights. The course will outline specific strategies to develop a tactical advantage over off...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Cross Examination Techniques

Even well-planned cross examinations can go horribly awry. And while each case presents its own unique challenges, the key to preparing successful cross-examinations lies in following specific guidelines. In this CLE course, experienced defense attorney Benjamin Brafman will take you through each step of the preparation process. Drawing on his vast experience, including his involvement in the Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs case, Mr. Brafman will explain the basis for determining which witnesses to cr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cross-Examination of the Negative Defense Medical Examination

In the trial of a personal injury action, the defendant's insurance carrier will invariably hire litigation doctors on its behalf to examine the plaintiff in order to testify at trial for the purpose of assisting in the defense of the case with respect to the damages suffered by the plaintiff. These "hired guns" will opine that: the plaintiff did not sustain any injury as a result of the subject incident and/or has made a complete recovery. These highly paid professional witnesses are usuall...

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Current Issues in Legal Ethics

The widespread use of internet communications by attorneys in advertising and with clients requires a re-examination of the ethical rules. The course will examine attorney's speech, what lawyers can and cannot say on a website, in personal and professional blogs and on social networking sites, as well as other ethical issues including setting and collecting fees, privilege and confidentiality and proceedings before the Disciplinary Board. Topics Covered include: attorney's speech - on...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Cyber Exposure: An Attorneys Guide to Ensuring and Insuring Data Confidentiality

The restrictions regarding attorney client privilege are fairly well-known. But as more and more information becomes accessible with just a few keystrokes, maintaining that level of confidentiality has become increasingly difficult. This CLE course will instruct attorneys on how to protect sensitive information from security breaches by assessing current security systems against both internal and external threats. The course will review the various IT risks and remediation approaches,...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Cyber Risk Management: Legal Data Breach Live

Intended to allow attendees to actually experience a series of cyber security incidents, this CLE program will re-enact a data breach with direct interaction with the perpetrator. The course will explain how to perform a comprehensive risk assessment, identify causes and evaluate costs of a data breach and explain applicable State and Federal Regulations. The course will review the role of cyber insurance, education, and response planning as well as navigating a real-live cyber breach. To...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Cybersecurity Compliance Issues: What You Need to Do and How You Can Do It

Cybersecurity is a leading concern – if not the number one concern – for general counsel and compliance officers. This CLE program is presented by Tannenbaum Helpern’s Andre R. Jaglom and David R. Lallouz and Baker Tilly’s Russell J. Sommers. They will discuss the regulatory environment for businesses in the financial services sector versus other industries, examine industry cybersecurity standards, discuss how to conduct cybersecurity audits, address lawyers' ethical responsibilities for info...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Dealing with Difficult Attorneys

Have you ever been frustrated when litigating a case or negotiating a transaction because opposing counsel seems intent on thwarting your every move? Then join NYCLA’s Task Force on Professionalism to learn tips and techniques for dealing with difficult counsel. Civility in and out of the courtroom has never been more important, given the challenges of practicing in the legal profession in the current economic environment. A distinguished panel with members from private practice, the judiciary...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Dealing With Ethical Issues Arising in Arbitration and Mediation

Using a series of hypotheticals, a panel of experts will discuss the ethical issues confronted during ADR and mediation. The issues are further complicated by the fact that mediators and arbitrators are not necessarily bound to the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys when they are attorneys -- and many are not. This issue and many others will be part of the highly interactive and provocative program.

Ethics Credits
2.5
Price$125

Defending the Victim: Understanding Modern Day Slavery and Human trafficking

Human trafficking, child sexual exploitation and prostitution is increasingly a topic of interest in America. Children as young as 10 years old are charged and prosecuted for prostitution in America. Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000 and reauthorized it in 2013 and passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act in 2015. However, only 31 states have enacted anti-human trafficking legislation and only 18 states have ‘actual’ Safe Harbor laws. The course w...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Deflategate & The Limits of Commissioner Power

One of the most talked about legal cases in recent years, the conflict between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady and the National Football League Players Association over deflated footballs in the 2015 AFC Championship Game touches on critical aspects of contract, labor, arbitration and mediation and procedural law. This CLE presentation examines how this controversy has raised questions regarding the limits of commissioner power in sports as once all...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Depositions: Procedures and Strategies

A good deposition can be the key to a successful outcome. From witness prep to effective use of transcripts, each step in the process is critical. This CLE course will teach you everything you need to know about depositions and how to defend them as well as how to avoid the most common problems in deposing witnesses. This course will explain when, why and how to take depositions, tips for ensuring a clear record for motions and trials, strategies for preparing witnesses, defending them and eff...

General Credits
2
Price$125

Detection and Prevention of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

The legal profession is not one of moderation. The stress, the workload and the hours all contribute to a culture of extremes. It is for this reason that the detection and prevention of substance abuse is such a critical issue in the legal profession and one that attorneys everywhere need to be apprised of. This CLE course, presented by Gary Lang, Esq. offers a detailed definition of addiction and the various behaviors that fall under the guidelines of addictive behaviors. The course will expl...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Discrimination and Harassment In the Workplace: An Internal Audit for Businesses

Employers face a number of challenges in preventing and handling discrimination and harassment claims and issues in the workplace. Additionally, with lawsuits in this area continually on the rise it is more important than ever for employers take proactive steps to protect themselves. This course provides legal guidance and practical information to assist companies in an audit of internal best practices and procedures related to prevention, compliance and risk management including a review of...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Dividing Defined Benefit Pension Plans in Family Cases

This one hour CLE, conducted by nationally renowned QDRO attorney Matthew Lundy and expert tax attorney Adam Lusthaus, discusses the fine point of the often maze-like world of defined benefit pension plans in family law cases. It discusses both practical issues to be addressed in settlement agreements, and also high-level concepts related to taxability and valuation of defined benefit plans.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Dividing Federal Civilian and Military Retirement Benefits in Family Cases

This one-hour CLE course, presented by nationally-renowned QDRO attorney Matthew L. Lundy, Esq., deals directly with the fine points of federal and military retirement accounts as they relate to family law cases. These accounts, which are highly complex, are potentially huge liabilities in domestic law cases. Neglecting to cover benefits related to these accounts in settlement or trial will not only cause client dissatisfaction but opens the attorney up to serious malpractice claims. The cours...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Do's and Don'ts of Drafting Social Media Policies

The use of social media by employers and employees continues to raise significant issues for the workplace. While employers have begun to address these issues through workplace policies and practices, care must be taken that such policies and practices are not unlawfully overbroad and do not infringe on employee rights under the law. This CLE presentation will discuss the appropriate mindset employers must maintain when establishing and implementing workplace policies on social media, and th...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Domestic and International Cross Border Practice of Law

This CLE is designed to alert attorneys on the issues and possible pitfalls related to practicing law in jurisdictions (US or foreign) in which he or she is not licensed. It is designed to alert them as to what to consider before undertaking such representation in a variety of circumstances, some of which will occur from time to time in any practice and some of which involve more out of the ordinary circumstances. The CLE goes through a number of scenarios in which cross border issues arise an...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Donald Sterling & the NBA: Speech, Property Rights, Antitrust and the Law of Professional Sports Leagues

The controversial statements of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, that were recorded and now have become the basis of his potentially being banned for life from the NBA and forced to sell his team, one he bought for $12 million dollars but one that may be worth more than one billion dollars provides a backdrop for an examination of the power of commissioners and the law that underpins professional sports leagues in North America. Who should watch this CLE? Anyone who is int...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Down the Runway: A Day of Fashion Law

Join us for a program aimed at practitioners confronted with the legal implications of representing a client in the fashion industry. A variety of issues may arise when representing a fashion client, from intellectual property, to labor and employment, to corporate governance, customs and even advertising issues. A faculty of experts will tackle the most salient issues pertinent to the fashion law practitioner. Panel I – The Business Foundation Panel II – The Business of Fashion Panel...

General Credits
5
Price$200

Drafting a Basic Trust & Will: Two Part Series

Part 1: A trust is a fiduciary relationship in which property is transferred from the creator to one or more persons, known as trustees, who manage that property for the benefit of another individual called the beneficiary. The purpose of a trust is to insure that property is appropriately managed and its income disbursed to persons whom the creator elects to benefit from the property. This course in drafting a basic trust discusses all of the fundamental requirements to create a valid trust,...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Drafting a Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement to Protect a Franchisor in Litigation

A potential franchisor may well underestimate the complexity of the legal issues surrounding franchise law. Varying across state lines as well as across international borders, the laws are governed by federal laws that function in addition to, not in lieu of, state standards. These rules and their applications will all be discussed in this informative CLE course. The process for drafting successful Franchise Agreements and tips and strategies for creating Franchise Disclosure Agreements all of...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Drafting Basic Testamentary Documents

Learn the basic requirements for drafting wills and simple trusts and become familiar with the requirements of a number of different types of documents. Topics covered include: Will drafting; Information collection and client interviews; Fiduciary tax compliance; Introduction to estate tax­­ – drafting basic trusts.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Drafting Joint Venture Agreements

Learn the basics of the issues that need to be addressed when drafting Joint Venture Agreements, as well as the specifics of drafting agreements in the areas of construction, mergers and acquisitions and technology. Some of the areas to be addressed include: M&A and Joint Venture Agreements•Why enter into a Joint Venture? Who has control? How to keep partners in the relationship, and how to get them to leave How to structure profit sharing What happens when the agreement ends...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are introduced into court more often than any other document in support of a variety of different legal claims against employers. However, there are legal pitfalls that you need to be aware of when either drafting such job descriptions or advising clients on best practices for drafting such job descriptions. A well drafted job description can help you defend an employer in an ADA case but a poorly-drafted job description can mean losing such a case. This CLE course w...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Drafting Prenuptial Agreements

This CLE lecture is a sophisticated look at the process of drafting complex prenuptial agreements for high net worth individuals. It explores the basic ideas and concerns that must be handled in terms of a prenuptial agreement. The lecture describes the three basic areas which must be covered in a prenuptial agreement; the difference between marital and separate property; issues relating to agreement regarding maintenance, as well as estate issues. Learn innovative techniques as to ho...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

E-Discovery and Ethics: technology assisted reviews, predictive coding, the judicial role and ethical considerations

A diverse panel of experts including a US magistrate, practitioners, an ethicist and a discovery solutions expert will provide a primer on technology-assisted reviews, predictive coding, current case law and the ethical problems that are inherent in using e-discovery software. Some of the issues which will be addressed include: Defensibility/Validation of technology-assisted reviews Reasonableness of predictive coding: advantages; impact of size of data set Different types of techno...

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

E-Discovery Case Law Review

In this CLE program, three e-discovery thought leaders, including one chief district judge and one Fortune 500 legal director will review the key e-discovery cases and trends from e-discovery case law. Topics Include Analysis of three influential e-discovery cases Judicial and in-house attorney’s perspective on current e-discovery issues Practical lessons from the bench and in-house counsel for creating defensible e-discovery processes

General Credits
0.9
Price$40

E-Discovery Case Law: Sanction Cases You Need to Know

E-Discovery sanctions. Two dreaded words that will get any attorney's attention. In this CLE program, learn what e-discovery sanction cases you need to know to keep your organization protected and out of the headlines. Topics include: 3 noteworthy e-discovery sanction cases and how to prevent the mistakes made Trends surrounding e-discovery sanction cases Tips from an experienced panel that includes legal professionals in variety of roles (in-house, law firm, judiciary)

General Credits
1
Price$50

e-Litigation for Dummies

A panel of experts provides an overview of what you need to know about the e-litigation revolution that is overtaking our courts – from e-filing to e-discovery to using electronic information in court. Understand the basics of how to e-file and serve litigation papers including summonses, complaints and motions, as well as the mandatory e-filing rules and how to pay court fees on-line. Learn how to obtain Electronically Stored information (ESI), effectively use computer experts to fi...

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$125

Effective Compliance Tools for Cross-Border Regulations

Regulators across the globe are increasingly targeting conduct that occurred outside of their home jurisdiction, but which affect their domestic economies. Companies must therefore protect themselves against violations of a wide range of laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions. Once an investigation is launched, corporate counsel will need to effectively coordinate the company’s response to multiple regulators across the globe, who are often sharing the fruits of their investigation...

General Credits
3.25
Price$150

Effective Deposition Strategies in Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice Cases

Taking a deposition in nursing home care cases is an essential component in building a case. Understanding what a deposition can and should achieve as well as strategically evaluating who to depose and how can be a game-changer. This comprehensive CLE course will offer a detailed list of who should be deposed, what questions to ask, how to frame the questions and what prior information you need before you begin. The course will explain the most effective preparation for depositions, an...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Elder Law and Medicaid: An Introductory Guide

This informative CLE program, presented by Ronald A. Fatoullah, will discuss some of the latest developments in Elder Law and Medicaid planning including eligibility rules and common techniques used to protect assets against the enormous cost of long-term care. The course will also review the new ABLE Act (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act), NY’s CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act) as well as the Department of Labor’s proposed rule that would require financial advis...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Election Law and Election Technology: What’s New; What’s Next

The next “new” thing in election administration will revolve around technology. As voting machines throughout the country are approaching the end of their useful lives, they will need to be replaced with voting systems using new technology like “block chain”. How will this happen? What are the factors to be considered? The voting systems now in use in the United States include: Mechanical Lever machines which are old; Punch Card Systems which were discredited in Florida in 2000; Opti...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Eleven Common Intellectual Property Mistakes Businesses Make and How to Avoid Them

Don't miss this lively discussion of eleven common intellectual property mistakes businesses, large and small, make and how to avoid making them in your business. This CLE program will offer solutions and best practices to avoid problems in multiple areas concerning both creation and protection of your business's intellectual property, and using intellectual property belonging to others in your business.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Employment Eligibility Verification: Form I-9 Compliance

This CLE program will provide an introduction to an employer’s obligations with regard to employment eligibility verification, including when and how to complete Form I-9, document review, and retention requirements. Other topics covered include eVerify and how to avoid claims of discrimination.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Employment Law and Ethics

Using a series of hypotheticals, hear from employment law practitioners and noted ethicists how to deal with the real world ethical issues that confront employment attorneys during their everyday practice. The program provides a lively and stimulating discussion.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Employment Law for Business Lawyers

It is generally accepted that employees need to be treated fairly and equitably. A company may, in fact, be set up in such a way as to take the treatment of employees into account to a tremendous degree. And yet, that company may still run afoul of the legal requirements under Employment Law, which is based not on what may seem fair, but on what is lawful. This CLE course, geared toward business lawyers who do not practice in this field and meant to provide practical guidance, explains the man...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Employment Law: An Entertainment Industry Perspective

A raft of common employment practices are now putting media and entertainment companies at risk. For example, incorrect classification of interns, volunteers, independent contractors, and full-time workers have all recently led to big legal headaches for small, mid-size, and even larger companies. Similarly, missteps in grants of equity to employees are leading to nasty tax consequences for employers and employees, souring relationships. Listen as two experienced employment lawyers review rece...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate and Financial Planning For Clients Living With Chronic Illness

130 million Americans are living with a chronic illness or disability and that number will only increase as the population ages. It may seem incredibly high but it’s important to remember that chronic illness is often invisible to the eye. This CLE course will explain some of the more common chronic illnesses, how to effectively work with clients and gain necessary information and the means by which a savvy estate planner may use their medical knowledge to increase their clients’ benef...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate Planning for Real Estate Investors in Changing Times

Estate planning can provide a lasting legacy for your clients. This CLE course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to recognize estate planning opportunities for your client with special attention to considerations and opportunities for real estate owners and investors. Presented by experienced attorney and lecturer Bruce Steiner, the course will explain estate planning under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the 2014 New York Income and Estate Tax changes and...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Estates and Trusts for the Non-Specialist

This CLE program will provide an overview of the steps necessary to conduct an estate administration in Pennsylvania. The program will include topics such as whether an estate should be probated or not, the various deadlines and filing requirements if the estate is probated and possible complications that may arise in concluding the estate and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries. Also discussed will be an overview of the requirements for drafting an estate plan, which include...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Approach to Preparing or Coaching the Witness

The issue of how zealous an attorney can be when preparing a witness for trial continues to be a hot button issue, especially in light of the new New York Rules of Professional Conduct which became effective April 1, 2009. Using an interactive technique and video clips from popular films, the panel of experts discuss the boundaries of proper witness preparation, how much contact or coaching is too much, limits on prosecutor preparation of witnesses, and whether attorneys can compensate witness...

Ethics Credits
2.4
Price$100

Ethical Considerations of Clergy Confidentiality

Clergy confidentiality is an evidentiary privilege that derives from the seal of the confessional of the Roman Catholic Church. However, it also has far-reaching implications in terms of defining the role, restrictions and responsibilities of clergy of all faiths when entering into conversations in their capacity as spiritual counselors. This CLE course examines a number of court cases and scenarios, particularly relating to Rabbis of the Jewish faith, in which members of the clergy navigate...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

Ethical Considerations of Litigation Funding

Litigation funding, or legal funding is both a highly criticized and helpful area of assisting accident victims depending on whom you are asking. This secondary market of funding clients and attorneys raises ethical issues including but not limited to the attorney client relationship, privilege and champerty. This CLE program discusses those areas and more as it applies to personal injury attorneys and their clients. The lecture both explains legal funding, discusses the merits of assisting th...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Implications and Social Media

Jonathan Ezor, an attorney and law professor who frequently writes and speaks about ethics and social media, offers an all-inclusive review in this CLE course. Advancing technology and social media present a wide range of potential issues for any attorney or firm, and a thorough understanding of these issues and the potential for conflicts is essential. The course begins with a description of the risks faced by attorneys from use of the Internet, mobile technologies and social networks, inclu...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Issues Facing Practitioners in Family Law

Family law practitioners are confronted with complex ethical dilemmas in their everyday practice. In this CLE course, experienced matrimonial and family law attorney, Samuel J. Ferrara will take you through a series of hypothetical's exploring the myriad ethical issues faced by family law and matrimonial attorneys. Address the possible resolutions of these ethical concerns, such as issues regarding the certification of a statement of net worth, as well as custody and visitation. This program i...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Ethical Issues in Elder Law and Special Needs Planning

Using a series of hypotheticals, a panel of elder law attorneys and a noted ethicist discuss how to confront the ethical issues that arise in the everyday practice of elder law and special needs planning.

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Ethical Issues in Immigration Practice

Using a series of hypotheticals, a panel of immigration experts and ethicists will discuss the ethical issues that confront immigration practitioners during the course of their practices and the best practices for handling those problems.

Ethics Credits
2.5
Price$125

Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property

Using a series of hypotheticals, intellectual property lawyers and an ethicist will discuss how to best deal with the ethical dilemmas that arise during the everyday practice of intellectual property lawyers.

Ethics Credits
2.4
Price$125

Ethical Issues in Making Capacity Decisions

“Capacity” is a medical determination that is broadly used to describe a person’s ability to act in a legal environment, as well as the level to which they are accountable or responsible for their actions. The incidence of cases in which capacity is an issue has grown substantially in the past few years because of the aging demographic and the increasing number of cases involving serious mental illness, substance and/or alcohol abuse, or other related mental health concerns. In civil matters,...

Ethics Credits
1.6
Price$75

Ethical Issues in Supervising Others: Can Their Misconduct Become Yours?

Whether you are a solo practitioner, a partner in a large firm, in-house counsel, or a government attorney, you don’t practice alone. Most likely you have non-lawyer staff, law clerks, and partners or other colleagues with whom you work. While you take care to ensure that you are always complying with applicable codes of professional conduct, what happens if someone in your office engages in misconduct? Could you be held responsible for that person's actions? This CLE program presented...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Ethical Issues of Mobile Lawyering

Electronic communication has made businesses more economical, environmental, and efficient. The speed and ease with which we conduct transactions, from the simplest to the most complex, is unprecedented. But the new modes of communication have drawbacks, especially for an industry as nuanced as the legal profession. This comprehensive CLE course will explain the challenges of electronic communication, the additional onus of ethical obligations, the newest statutes, additions and addend...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Issues Shared Between Public Interest Lawyers and Private Lawyers

This fascinating CLE course explores the myriad ethical issues that arise as an attorney transitions between the public and private sectors or vice versa. Presented by Frankfurt Kurnit and The Bronx Defenders, Ethical Issues Shared Between Public Interest Lawyers and Private Lawyers reviews relevant guidelines and case law such as the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics, The State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Pitfalls Relating to Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

Solo practitioners and small firms face ethical perils unique to their practices. Medium and large firm practitioners who intend to start a new law firm will face many of the same ethical problems. However, most ethical dilemmas can be avoided by simple risk management techniques and a basic understanding of common pitfalls that arise in these types of practices. The goal of the program is to help attendees avoid disciplinary complaints and legal malpractice claims by recognizing et...

Ethics Credits
1.6
Price$75

Ethics 101 for In-House Counsel

This seminar will guide in-house counsel through important issues of professional responsibility that they face on a regular basis: rules that govern privileged communications, electronic discovery, contact with former employees, conflicts of interest, and others. Tannenbaum Helpern partners Vincent J. Syracuse, Jamie B.W. Stecher, Andrew W. Singer and Paul D. Sarkozi will utilize a series of hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate critical problems and offer problem-solving techniques...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Ethics and Technology: Recent Developments and Potential Risks That NO Lawyer Can Ignore

Attorneys in practice today are being faced with a myriad of IT security and privacy issues. Therefore it is more imperative than ever for attorneys to understand recent technological developments and the risks associated with them, including their widely acknowledged duty to stay conversant with technology in order to represent their clients adequately and assure confidentiality of client data and privileged communications. Indeed there is on-going debate about how far the ethics rules...

Ethics Credits
2.5
Price$125

Everything Is a Negotiation: Strategies and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys

All too often, traditional negotiation strategies result in blown up deals, protracted litigation, and destroyed relationships. Since we all negotiate every day, the stakes are far too high to rely on tired tactics that don’t work. Some people believe that effective negotiators are born, not made, but this presentation will prove them wrong. Join Joe Campolo, a law firm managing partner and business owner, as he shares the alternative negotiation strategies he relies on to solve problems and g...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$100

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About #Hashtags But Were Afraid to Ask

Hashtags have revolutionized how we communicate and have become an important component of today's advertising campaigns. They help advertisers and consumers categorize posts, locate information, share content, and disclose information to readers. But hashtags also create legal risk. If used incorrectly, they can violate state and federal advertising laws or infringe third-party rights. What are the best practices for hashtag use? How do you avoid the legal traps? This CLE presentation from Fra...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Everything You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages: What They Are; When and How to Get One; Pitfalls and Advantages

Learn from an expert in the field the real facts behind reverse mortgages. Understand the rules, who qualifies, the advantages as well as who should not apply for one. Some of the topics to be discussed include: Background of reverse mortgages What is a reverse mortgage? Options and eligibility Obtaining the funds and what they can and can’t be used for Process of getting a reverse mortgage: application: eligible properties; trusts and life estates; underwriting; closing; funding a...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Everything You NOW Need to Know about Reverse Mortgages: Learn the Updated Rules and their Use as Fiscal Planning Tools

Learn from an expert in the field the real facts behind reverse mortgages. Understand the rules, who qualifies, the advantages as well as who should not apply for one. Hear how recent changes effective September 30, 2013 have impacted the viability of reverse mortgages and transformed them into a true financial planning tool. Some of the topics to be discussed include: - Background of reverse mortgages - What is a reverse mortgage? - Options and eligibility - Obtaining the funds and w...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Facebook in the Workplace: The Intersection of Social Media and Employment Law

The rise in our use of Social Media is shocking in its extreme as are the many arguments over its overall effect in the way our society communicates. The impact is felt in all sectors of society but it is with regards to the workplace that a slew of laws have arisen to protect employees and employers and ensure a safe work environment. This CLE course will review those laws and explore trends in social media and its impact on the workplace. The course, presented by esteemed attorneys J...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Family Offices: A to Z About Acting as Legal Counsel for a Family Office

Family offices and ultra high-net-worth families have many complex legal issues that need to be met by competent and knowledgeable attorneys. In addition to the legal needs of multigenerational families of wealth, the creation of fast-growing companies in the technology sector and other industries has led to a new class of wealth holders who need qualified legal advisors. Attorneys serving these families are called on to find unique legal solutions to complex issues, and therefore are b...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Federal Judges Panel: Avoiding “Irreversible Mistakes” in E-Discovery

In this CLE program, learn why none of the 22 participating judges in Exterro's Federal Judges Survey “Completely Agreed" that the typical attorneys appearing before them possess the subject matter knowledge required to effectively counsel clients on e-discovery matters. Three of the judges who participated in the survey will address this and other key survey findings around e-discovery best practices and trends. The judges will also offer advice for preventing, as one respondent stated, “irre...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Finding Hidden Assets in a Matrimonial Case

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Mario Cometti, Esq. Mr. Cometti will draw upon his experience as a former partner in a New York City law firm representing high net worth individuals in complex divorce proceedings to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding discovery procedures and techniques. Mr. Cometti will provide guidance to attorneys on the Civil Practice Laws and Rules and other applicable laws in the c...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Finding The Perfect Client: A Guideline to Personal Injury Representation

While there are many courses that offer advice on how to be the perfect attorney, few focus on what is perhaps a more critical issue—the perfect client. When it comes to personal injury cases, client issues abound and it’s crucial to assess the situation before taking on a case. This CLE course will outline the myriad potential issues from how an attorney enlists clients, how to determine which clients to represent and the viability of client claims. Included in this course is: Sources f...

Total Credits
1.5
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$75

Five Reasons to Read Your Construction Contract

You have agreed on the price. You have agreed on the scope of work. Now what? Well, you still need to memorialize your agreement into a written a contract that includes the acceptance and the shifting of certain risks. This does not mean you should just sign whatever is presented to you though. This CLE course will outline the specific areas to study in a contract including indemnity clauses, order changes and notice requirements, payment requirements, delay damages and dispute resolution.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Foreign Investments in U.S. Real Estate: A Legal Guide

Foreign investing in U.S. real estate takes forethought and planning. The many potential advantages may obscure potential pitfalls and the tax ramifications of investing should be understood in advance. This CLE course will tell you everything you need to know including a planning guide for foreign investors, the tax consequences of acquiring U.S. real estate, the advantage and disadvantages of certain tax entities, the income tax vs. estate tax dilemma and the planning opportunities a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Franchising: Preparing a Franchise Disclosure Document

In any franchise agreement, Franchisors are required to provide Franchise Disclosure Agreements (FDD) to the Franchisee prior to purchase. This course will present detailed requirements and methods of preparing a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) taking into account both federal and state requirements. The course also provides practical advice on choice of venue, litigation forums and how to draft the FDD and the Franchise Agreement to protect the Franchisor from potential litigation from F...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Freedom of Contract or Freedom from Contract? A Comparison of the Various Jewish and American Traditions

This CLE course will explore the evolution of contract law, focusing on the different models of contracts in Talmudic and American law. In particular, this course will discuss how Jewish law sought to construct a functioning legal system without a clear doctrine of bi-lateral contracts. Emphasis will be placed on both the sale of land and the sale of other goods. Additionally, this presentation will concentrate on freedom of contract as a legal doctrine.

General Credits
1
Price$50

From Crash to Cash: Tips on Handling a Tort or Civil Case

This CLE program, suitable for both new and experienced litigators, representing plaintiffs or defendants will offer tips on Tort Scene Investigation, the initial interview with a client, the importance of Pattern Jury Instructions; Client Communications and avoiding problems with clients; questions to ask and prepare clients to answer at depositions; evaluating damages, resolving discovery disputes, investigating insurance including SUM coverage and options for Alternate Dispute Resolution....

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art

While much attention has been given to the resolution of the case surrounding the "Woman in Gold portrait", learn the facts and ethical considerations behind the current pending controversies regarding artworks looted by Nazi Germany, including Camille Pissarro’s “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,” currently residing at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Oklahoma and Egon Schiele’s “Girl With Black Hair,” currently at Oberlin College. This fascinating discussion will look at the l...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider

The reduction to writing of an agreed-upon understanding among parties can sometimes be viewed as a cursory step in formalizing a business relationship. Yet the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract-drafting skills are therefore essential tools to any attorney who deals with transactions or business relationships. Unfortunately, although contract counterparties might have the best of intentions, many contracts—even tho...

General Credits
3
Price$125

Fundamentals of the Music Business & Law

This CLE course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of copyright law's applicability to the music business and why copyright is the basis of the recording and music publishing industries. Steve Gordon explains the rights of copyright owners of musical works and the different rights that apply to musical compositions and musical recordings. He also illuminates the roles of the performance rights organizations (PROs), i.e., ASCAP, BMI and SESAC, Harry Fox and Sound Exchange. In a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in the UK

With the ever-increasing importance of the web, and social media in particular, as a tool to market consumers, advertising is rarely confined by national borders. As companies think about communicating with a broader range of consumers, throughout the world, it is critical for them to understand the key rules governing advertising globally. This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will provide an overview of the rules governing advertising to consumers...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Going Global: A Lawyers Guide to Emerging Markets

Globalization is a trend that affects every aspect of our lives today. From politics and religion to finances and law, every industry has somehow been impacted. As this trend grows, companies are beginning to take advantage of the inherent opportunities and expand into foreign markets. Clearly, the ramifications are enormous. This riveting and engagingly delivered CLE seminar looks at the challenges, rewards and pitfalls of opening an office in a foreign country—particularly in an emerging mar...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Government Surveillance and Privacy: Have We Reached a Tipping Point?

This very important CLE program will inform lawyers and national security practitioners about the respective concerns associated with the collection of foreign intelligence. Using a panel discussion format, this CLE program expands the dialogue on privacy, security and personal freedoms, addressing a rapidly changing threat environment where our adversaries are exploiting social media, risk detection is shifting from static to data content and how the rule of law and personal privacy ca...

Total Credits
6
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

Handling The DWI Case: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

The standardized field sobriety tests are, for most police agencies, the primary means by which they establish probable cause for the arrest of your client; and as evidence of your client's intoxication. These tests, however, can be turned into a two-edged sword and used to your benefit. This CLE course deals with the cross-examination of the officer in regard to these tests. It details approaches that can be used to negate the inference of intoxication and to demonstrate your client's compreh...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Happy Together: A Guide to Aggregate Settlements

An agreed upon settlement is generally the preferred method of resolving legal disputes. But as hard as it is to get two people to agree on terms, when there’s a third party involved, the complexities can be enormous. And the issues don’t end with a settlement. Aggregate settlements are just that—two or more parties represented by the same lawyer, all agreeing to resolution of claims, defenses or pleas. This CLE course will offer a complete review of Aggregate Settlements, the applicab...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Heckerling Nuggets: Grantor Trusts, The Quest for Basis, and More!

In this CLE program, Martin M. Shenkman will review the most significant issues and strategies addressed at the 2015 Heckerling Institute, including: The impact of President Obama’s Legislative Proposals The Shift Towards Basis Step-Up Planning (and Overlooked Ways to Obtain that Step-Up) The Perpetuities “Problem” (and What to Do About It) Do DAPTs, NINGs, and DINGs Work? The QTIP “Division” Technique The Latest “Trust Protectors” The Newest Grantor Trust “Twists” And much, much...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Hot Ethical Topics in Tort Law

Join a panel of ethicists as they discuss the hot button ethical issues of concern to tort lawyers today, including the ethical parameters of using social media and the ethical limitations in charging, collecting and sharing fees.

Ethics Credits
1.6
Price$75

Hot Topics in Advertising Law in the Netherlands

With the ever-increasing importance of the web, and social media in particular, as a tool to market consumers, advertising is rarely confined by national borders. As companies think about communicating with a broader range of consumers, throughout the world, it is critical for them to understand the key rules governing advertising globally. This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will provide an overview of the rules and regulations governing advertis...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in Immigration Related to the EB-5 Program

The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5,” was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by immigrant investors by creating a new commercial enterprise or investing in a troubled business. There are 10,000 EB-5 immigrant visas available annually. In 1992 and regularly reauthorized since then, 3,000 EB-5 visas are also set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic gro...

General Credits
1.9
Price$100

House Rules: Fundamentals of Employment Law for Inside Counsel

This CLE program will address employment law issues frequently faced by in-house counsel. In-house counsel have unique challenges stemming from their requirement to be both a legal counselor and a business person. In light of this unique role, this program will cover legal and practical solutions for: avoiding discrimination and harassment liability, including best practices for handling employee complaints and workplace investigations, managing risks associated with the misclassificat...

General Credits
1.4
Price$75

How to Avoid Legal Malpractice

Learn from an expert about what constitutes legal malpractice and how best to avoid it. The program will cover such claims as breach of fiduciary duty, professional misconduct, conflicts, the scope of the attorney-client relationship, determining legal competency and more. In addition, materials will cover initiation of legal malpractice lawsuit, defenses to legal malpractice, champerty, unauthorized practice of law, attorneys’ fees, calculations and justification for charges, as well as fee d...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

How To Balance E-Discovery Requirements and Cloud Computing Challenges with Ethical Compliance

Cloud computing is becoming more and more common place -- both in the business world and the legal profession. Yet with this method of delivery of computing and storage capacity comes a new set of ethical dilemmas that must be addressed, including issues of protecting privacy, trademarks and trade secrets; issues involving sharing of data and compliance; ethical issues regarding storage; security concerns -- and more. A panel of experts will use real world examples to discuss the hot button et...

Ethics Credits
2.4
Price$125

How to Handle a Wage and Hour Case

A panel of experts provides a comprehensive look at wage and hour cases, from the perspective of the New York State Department of labor, the US Department of Labor, the plaintiff and the defendant.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case – Part 1

Learn from a panel of experts how to handle an employment discrimination case. Part 1 will cover the following topics: Part 1 – Pre-trial Issues Overview of Agency Practice Drafting a Complaint and Answer Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff’s Perspective Discovery Tips from the defendant’s perspective

General Credits
2.4
Price$125

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case – Part 2

Learn from a panel of experts how to handle an employment discrimination case. Part 2 will cover the following topics: Mediation in Employment Discrimination Cases Pre-Trial and trial Strategy from the Plaintiff’s Perspective Pre-Trial and trial Strategy from the Defendant’s Perspective

General Credits
2.3
Price$125

How to Handle Elevator and Escalator Accident Cases

Somebody may come to you one day and say "A friend of mine got hurt in an elevator. Is this a case?" Learn from a personal injury expert how to litigate an elevator case. Topics include elevator technical lingo, spotting issues, elevator safety rules and handling of the case from start to finish: discovery, depositions, pleadings, cross-claims, expert testimonies and more.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How to Run a Productive Plaintiff's PI/Workers Compensation Law Firm

Practicing law and running a business are two very different things and each involves its own set of skills. As more and more attorneys are discovering, without the skills of the latter, it’s difficult to make a success of the former. Managing a case load of personal injury and workers compensation matters can be demanding, especially in light of the day-to-day issues that arise, some more explosive than others. Running a successful injury law firm requires a global approach with excellent org...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How to Start and Build a Law Practice

In todays business and employment context, the topic of starting (or growing) a law practice is often considered and/or pursued. This course explores the threshold questions of what it takes, personally and practically, to start and build a practice. Once one is inclined to take the entrepreneurial plunge, law practice presents the same three challenges as any business. One has to get the business, do great work, and deal with finances. This CLE course presents practical answers an...

General Credits
2
Price$100

How to Structure Employment Agreements and Employee Equity Offerings to Avoid Section 409A Tax Traps

Section 409A of the tax code impacts virtually every agreement, program or other arrangement that provides for the deferral of compensation for employees or other service providers. This CLE program will provide an overview of Section 409A's key provisions and outline how you can structure your stock option and phantom equity plans and employment and severance agreements to ensure compliance.

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Win Trip/Slip & Fall Cases

Do you want to learn the secrets of how Top Trial Lawyers win tough cases in tough places? One of the most common and most challenging cases to try is the trip or slip and fall case. Learn how to win these cases by making the defendant your free expert witness and win before you begin in the deposition. This CLE course will teach you how to do so and take you through step by step with actual questions of witnesses.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Identifying and Avoiding Social Media Traps for Lawyers

Today, many lawyers use social media not only to stay in touch with friends and family, but also to build their professional reputations and market their practices. As lawyers expand their presence on social media, however, they must confront confusing questions about how to translate their ethical obligations to the virtual world. To make matters worse, lawyers are starting to face disciplinary charges, sanctions, and embarrassing publicity for a variety of missteps on social media. This CLE...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Incorporating in the First State: Successfully Navigating Delaware Corporate Law

One of the key components to business planning is not just what, but where. The legal variables between states and their impact on your business can be huge. Of all the states, Delaware is known as one of the most business-friendly. This CLE course will give you a complete understanding of the advantages of incorporating in Delaware as well as the General Corporation Law and how the Court of Chancery and operating procedures of the Secretary of State prove advantageous to corporations. The...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Intellectual Property Considerations in Business Transactions

This CLE Course focuses on the myriad ways intellectual property issues arise in business transactions. The course addresses key IP clauses in M&A agreements (including royalties, ownership, restrictive covenants, and employee issues) and licensing matters (including scope, quality control, assignment, and termination), touching on trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. This course also explores the impact of recent legislative developments and case law in the intellectual propert...

General Credits
1
Price$50

International Discovery: Handling the Complexities of Cross-Border Disputes

As the world continues to grow and businesses globalize, creating and storing their electronically stored information (ESI) across continents, procedural issues regarding access to the information stored, maintained or that emanates from outside the United States will immeasurably impact companies and individuals. Join our panel comprised of some of the leading practitioners in the field as they discuss the cutting-edge legal issues. Get ahead of these issues that certainly will contin...

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Introduction to Art Law

A relatively recent term, “art law” refers to a complex and interdisciplinary body of law that governs the creation, ownership, and sale of art. Whether your client is an artist, gallery, creditor, private collector, donor, museum, or not-for-profit organization, understanding the legal fundamentals that underlie this industry is essential to effective counseling. Introduction to Art Law is designed as a course in the basics of art law, focusing on the legal relationships among the va...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Introduction to Music Clearances

This CLE course will review the standard business terms that apply to clearing music for various entertainment projects including movies, TV shows, documentaries, ad campaigns, musical theatre, mobile apps and crowd funding platforms. Steve Gordon provides valuable tips on how to save money in using music for any project, and explains why producers of programs for PBS do not have to clear or pay for music. He focuses on standard fees and royalties payable for music for each of these entertainm...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction to Non-Competes

The law regarding non-compete clauses, and other restrictive covenants in the employment context, have been in a fair amount of flux over the last several years, leaving both employers and employees unsure as to whether these agreements are enforceable, in the first instance, and if so, to what extent. The topics covered in this lecture will include: How different jurisdictions evaluate whether a non-compete agreement is enforceable How, at least in some jurisdictions, a fiduciary...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Introduction to Structured Finance

RMBS, CMBS, CDOs, SIVs can seem like alphabet soup yet they play an integral part of the global economy and capital markets. Some will even allege that these sophisticated financial products were responsible for the credit crisis that nearly destroyed the global economy. What are these structured products, how do they work and who created them? This informative CLE course, presented by New York attorney and subject matter expert Jack Chen, explains the essential characteristics of structu...

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

Introduction to the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA)

This CLE course offers a thorough introduction to the Fair Debt Collection Act (FDCPA). Presented by Harvey Rephen, who specializes in consumer protection from abusive and illegal debt collection, this fascinating and timely CLE course includes a comprehensive overview of the FDCPA and an explanation of the various restrictions placed on debt collectors. The course also details the parameters of communication with debtors and third parties, prohibited practices, and civil liabilities with rega...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Is Criminal Lawyering About Truth?

A panel of prosecutors and defense attorneys explore the key issue of whether criminal lawyers should ascertain the complete truth from their clients as well as other ethical dilemmas confronted by criminal practitioners. Must a lawyer believe his or her client's testimony? Why do clients lie? What should a lawyer do after learning that the client lied? This course provides a fascinating discussion no matter which perspective you come from -- prosecution or defense.

Ethics Credits
2.25
Price$100

Is That Contract Invalid? Protecting & Attacking Contractual Obligations

While the signing of a contract may indicate a major transaction or commitment, people tend to view them as little more than pieces of paper, easily argued and voided. But the validity of a contract is dependent on myriad elements contained therein. This CLE course will explain how to assess the validity of a contract either to protect its obligations or attack and invalidate them. The course will explain what constitutes a contract and the elements in must contain, mutual intent requi...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Jack Newton Lerner Landlord-Tenant Practice Institute 2015-2016

Join an unparalleled panel from the bench, bar, and government for a full day discussion of the hot button issues in landlord/tenant law today. Some of the topics to be addressed include: Recent Developments in Housing Court; Legislative Update; City Council/Affordable Housing Preservation Taskforce Update Service of Process and a Mock Traverse Hearing; AirBnB Issues and Enforcement Ethical Considerations for Tenants with Guardians-Ad-Litem; Indigents' Right to Counsel in Hou...

Total Credits
6
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$225

Judicial Perspectives on the Proposed FRCP E-Discovery Amendments

E-Discovery has given rise to numerous legal issues and disputes. One currently dominating the news is FRCP E-Discovery Amendments. To date, vague standards and companies’ concerns about infractions have bred uncertainty and a culture of overprotection, which these amendments should be aimed to correct. This CLE course will explain the proposed amendments, where we currently stand in the process, the specifics of the amendments, the protections they offer, guidelines they establish and how the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Junk Science or a Ticket to Freedom: An Analysis of Forensic Evidence

The rapid progress in forensic sciences should be providing more accurate identifications, less arguable evidence and greater clarity in criminal prosecution. But shockingly, the two primary issues that have circulated around forensic sciences in criminal cases are its tendency to exonerate previously convicted individuals and the many reports attesting to the lack of scientific basis for its use. In this riveting and of-the-moment CLE course, renowned attorney Jeffrey Schwartz offers a comprehe...

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

Key Insurance Coverage Considerations for Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

The investment management industry is under greater regulatory scrutiny than ever before. Combined with the threat of cyber breaches and an increase in investor activism, it is imperative for funds, broker-dealers and investment advisers to carefully review their insurance coverage and evaluate its adequacy in the current climate. Through interactive panel discussions, this CLE course will review key coverage issues and explain the various policies and the claims and activities covered by each...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Labor Relations: What You Need to Know about a Represented Environment

One of the most difficult things for managers to do is to manage effectively in a represented environment. This is all the more true when your managers, who were used to managing in a non-represented environment, all of a sudden have to deal with labor relations issues for the first time. This CLE course will explore in-depth the labor relations process and will provide an in-depth review of your obligations vis-à-vis a collective bargaining agreement and your obligations pursuant to...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Lawyers and Accountants– An Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Issues and Understandings

When lawyers and accountants are involved in overlapping engagements and the legal and accounting issues become intertwined, misunderstandings about the roles and responsibilities of each professional can arise – ultimately leading to serious liability issues. Join our panelists from both the legal and accounting worlds for a full day program focusing on such issues as the role of the accounting expert and consultant, mixed accounting and legal issues (e.g., Going Concern Qualification...

Total Credits
6
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$225

Leasing Basics: A Tenant's Perspective

While unfortunate, even a lease agreement made in good faith and seeming accord can end in acrimony and ill-will. This is particularly true with regards to the landlord/tenant relationship and while the obligations of each party seem fairly evenly matched, it’s critical for the various parties to understand their rights and obligations as well as those of the other party. This CLE course will explain every nuance of the standard lease agreement and the various obligations and requireme...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Legal Compliance for Cause Marketing Campaigns

Today, many leading advertisers create marketing campaigns to support charitable causes – burnishing brand image while boosting sales. But just because a feel-good campaign supports a charity doesn’t mean the venture participants get a pass on legal compliance. State and federal regulators have always kept an eye on these so-called “commercial co-ventures” ensuring charities are properly registered, that support goes where it’s supposed to go, and that advertising is not misleading consumers....

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Ethics Relating to Social Media

Social media has transformed the way we think, the way we communicate, the way we socialize and the way we work. But for the legal profession, the advent of social media has created a world of ethical pitfalls that attorneys in all fields must learn to avoid. This CLE course will examine these ethics and how to navigate the world of social media advertising, marketing and communications without breaching their ethical responsibilities. The course will focus on applicable RPC’s, advertising, ma...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Guidelines for Independent Contractor Compliance

Understanding employee status is crucial for compliance. The rules governing independent contractor status and their implications on taxes, exemptions, and wage standards are manifold. This CLE course, presented by esteemed attorney Kenneth A. Sprang, esq., will offer a step-by-step explanation of the importance of proper classification, potential consequences of misclassification, drafting independent contractor agreements and understanding: Applicable tax ramifications IRS Codes, stand...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Issues Facing Collegiate Athletics: O'Bannon v. NCAA

College sports have been in turmoil for the last few years. Now with the O'Bannon decision having been issued by the district court, what precisely is the future of college sports and how has and likely will the landscapes change in the next 18 to 24 months. This CLE course will explain the recent decision and how it will impact the future of college sports.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Legal Issues of the Golf Industry: How to Stay out of the Hazards and Avoid Penalties

Can you copyright a golf hole? How does copyright law apply to and affect a designers choices in designing and building a golf course? Take a walk through sports history and visit some of the greatest courses in the world while learning the ins and outs of copyright law. This course will also address issues concerning personal injury, trademark law, rights of publicity, real estate, and more. So shine up your clubs as well as your CLE credits!

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Legal Issues Relating to the Purchase and Sale of Art

Purchasing a piece of art would appear to be a simple transaction, but one look at the process and entities involved makes it clear it is more akin to a real estate purchase. Art must be appraised both with specific documentation and an expert’s eye. It is subject to a conditions inspection, provenance review, UCC-1 filing and expert examination. The sale itself has its own complications including contracts, lien searches and proper registration. This CLE course will explain all of these item...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Legal Malpractice and Its Avoidance: A Current Review

Learn from a panel of experts about what constitutes legal malpractice and how best to avoid it. The program will cover such claims as breach of fiduciary duty, professional misconduct, conflicts, the scope of the attorney-client relationship, determining legal competency and more. Special attention will be paid to attorneys’ fees, calculations and justification for charges, as well as fee dispute resolution procedures. The program will also focus on the types of professional liability insuran...

Ethics Credits
1.8
Price$75

Legal Pitfalls Relating to Public Relations & Online Media and How it Affects All Practitioners

Whether you’re involved in a high-profile, media frenzy case or the most common of lawsuits, there are a wide variety of ethical issues that arise in litigation proceedings. This engaging CLE course, presented by prominent defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, offers attorneys a complete and detailed look at the legal and ethical issues including public perception, disclosure and discussions of pending litigation, drafting, damage control and issues surrounding electronic communication.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Processes and Issues Surrounding China-U.S. Foreign Direct Investment

Investment in foreign countries may be lucrative, but must be undertaken with a thorough understanding of the legal issues involved. This CLE course will offer specific instruction on the benefits and challenges to foreign investment in China and how to navigate its complex legal system. The course will explain the myriad benefits to investment, such as China’s rising economic growth and status on the global economy, as well as the risks such as its social instability, aging population...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Litigating a Failure to Warn Claim in a Products Liability and Personal Injury Case

The vast majority of product liability and/or personal injury lawsuits in the United States include a failure to warn claim. This CLE course, led by author and internationally acclaimed expert Dr. Gerald Goldhaber, will present a brief history of warnings as they’ve evolved from the turn of the 20th century until today, including codes, standards, regulations and best practices in developing and evaluating warnings and safety communications. Dr. Goldhaber will present a general strategy and o...

General Credits
2.3
Price$125

Litigating the Failure to Warn Claim: Plaintiff and Defense Courtroom Strategies

Though it seems almost impossible in an age of all-inclusive warning labels, failure to warn claims abound. But what is a failure to warn claim and how is it litigated? This CLE course will use relevant case law to present the flow of failure to warn litigation and how to strategically litigate cases. The course will include an in-depth discussion of warning claims, warnings experts, their credentials and when and how to utilize them, data gathering and trial preparation. The course wi...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Litigation Cost and E-Discovery Trends

In this CLE program, a panel of experts will review key findings from recent reports and deliver key insights into: Overall litigation and e-discovery trends and which industries are most likely to be affected E-Discovery judges survey results on trends legal professionals should be keeping an eye on Best practices for reducing litigation and e-discovery spend

General Credits
0.8
Price$40

Long Term Disability Benefits Under ERISA

The variety of employer-sponsored health and welfare benefit plans under ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) can often lead to confusion. This CLE course will review the different types of plans and the benefits each one offers as well as limitations and the minimum benefits applicable. The course will explain proofs of claim, filing and claim and elimination procedures. The course will offer an analysis of claim denials and tips and strategies to avoid denials of claim...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Major League Baseball and Alex Rodriguez: An Opportunity to Examine Ethical Issues Arising from Labor Arbitration

It played out like a soap opera on the pages of news and television screens across the nation. It may have been the most discussed and covered labor penalty appeal arbitration in history but the investigation, discipline and controversy generated by Major League Baseball's suspension of superstar Alex Rodriguez for 162 games, all of the 2014 season, the longest suspension short of a lifetime ban issued in baseball history opens the door for a deeper examination of potentially conflicting legal...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Mass Torts: Viability Evaluation in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Toxic Tort Litigation

In a culture where lawsuits are often a client’s first response, it’s essential to evaluate potential cases on the basis of firm criteria. This is particularly important with regards to pharmaceutical, medical device and toxic tort litigation. While a person’s pain and suffering are certainly relevant issues, the viability of a claim rests on others. This CLE course will explain the criteria to consider when evaluating the viability of a mass tort litigation with regards to these areas and wil...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Mastering Medicare Set-Aside: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

An exciting opportunity for practitioners to learn in-depth about Medicare Set Aside Arrangements. National Elder Law expert Robert Brogan, Esq. offers an in-depth CLE review of this dynamic area of law and presents ample written materials from national leaders in Medicaid and Special Needs planning which will explain the interplay between Medicare and Medicaid. A riveting and informative video and other materials will provide you with the information you need to analyze the core question of w...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Mechanic's Liens - What's It All About?

Mechanic's Liens are a powerful tool to secure monies due contractors and others who provide labor and materials to improve real property. This CLE course will provide an exhaustive discourse on the use of mechanic's liens on both public and private improvements, as well as the steps that owners may take to respond to the liens. Stuart Zisholtz, Esq. will begin by discussing general principles of the lien law, and will proceed with an examination of work covered, lienable property, enforcement a...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Mediating and Settling Nursing Home Cases

For some, mediation is a convenient, cost-effective way to avoid a trial. For others, it’s a compromise that leaves them if not the winner, at least not the loser. Regardless of why a party might seek mediation and settlement, it’s imperative to understand the cost/benefit of mediation, to evaluate the likelihood of success, and to understand the parameters of mediation. This informative CLE course will review the process of mediation from start to finish including how to broach the to...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Mediation Techniques & Ethical Issues: A Two Part Series

Learn effective mediation skills and techniques from a trained practitioner. Whether you are an attorney contemplating starting a mediation practice or are simply looking to gain practical insight into this growing field, this lecture is for you. The first part covers topics which include mediation Do's and Don’ts, the initial interview and substantive areas which may be effectively mediated. This lecture will also give the attorney who is not familiar with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)...

Total Credits
2.75
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

Military Leave Rights and Landmark Cases

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Associate Michael Macomber, Esq. Mr. Macomber will draw upon his vast experience with federal employment law to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and other applicable federal and state laws. Mr. Macomber will assist attorneys in identifying the types of claims that can be pursued under USERRA in the co...

General Credits
0.9
Price$40

Minimize Taxes, Maximize Wealth: Understanding Tax Deferral Strategies When Selling Real Estate

This CLE course is designed to provide an overview of several important real estate tax strategies, as well as the methods used to compute capital gain tax and depreciation recapture. Understanding taxes is one of the key methods to maximizing the profitability of real estate transactions. Using a mixture of examples and anecdotes the instructors will talk about the following topics: Understanding the components that go into computing an adjusted basis and how gain tax is comput...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Mobile Apps: The Legal Issues

These days, whatever the need, there's an app for it. This cutting-edge CLE course, presented by technology attorney Glen Westerback, explores the legal issues involved in the development and distribution of mobile apps. The course explains what apps are and how they are monetized, and describes important differences between common mobile app platforms, including Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. The course also explores several other issues relevant to mobile app producers, including: securi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Municipal Disability Pensions Nuts & Bolts

Filing for disability pensions for civil service employees can be a complicated process, particularly for the novice attorney. This CLE course will explain all the requirements and standards, how to properly analyze incidents and differentiate them from accidents for the purpose of filing and how to determine the extent of medical disabilities. The course will review the filing process and offer strategies for timing filings to the best advantage of your client. The interaction of pensions wit...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Native Advertising and Brand Integration into Content: Navigating the Issues and Liabilities

The integration of brands into content, entertainment, media, and websites is the goal of most advertisers today. Content providers are under tremendous pressure to push the envelope on separating editorial from advertising. Marketing communications are being created by the media. Sponsorships and adjacencies abound. These changes in how brands are relating to and creating content create new risks for both publishers and brands. Don't miss this presentation by one of the country's t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating The Hospital Licensing Act’s Important and Broad Exception to the Petrillo Doctrine

Section 6.17(e) of the Hospital Licensing Act created a broad and important exception to the Petrillo doctrine. Since 2000, defense counsel representing a Hospital could speak ex parte with any agent, employee or medical staff member of the hospital. However, more than 15 years after that legislation was enacted, attorneys and judges far too often are unaware or disbelieving of this rule regarding these communications. This CLE presentation will examine the rules in place before...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating the Minefield of Fiduciary Service: A Primer on the Current Landscape of Trustee and Executor Responsibility

It is an honor to be selected as an executor or trustee, but that service comes with significant legal obligations. This CLE program will examine many important legal and practical issues that executors or trustees confront, and it will present cautionary lessons from recent case law concerning fiduciary conduct. The program will also cover management responsibility over assets, obligations to estate and trust beneficiaries, and strategies to avoid internal disputes and litigation.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating Your Company Through a World of Big Copyright Damages: An Insider's Look

In a world where movies, television, music, books, online content and other media comprise the most valuable assets owned by many companies and individuals, the risks and rewards of copyright infringement have never been higher. Large copyright damage awards are making headlines, with songwriters, photographers, and other rights holders winning multimillion dollar judgments against alleged infringers. In many cases the winners also received their attorneys' fees. The prospect of dealin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Negotiating Skills for Lawyers: How to Win Gracefully

In the study of contract negotiations, there is perhaps no greater teaching tool than experience. Lots of it. This CLE course, presented by a veteran of contract negotiation, not only offers tried and true strategies for successfully negotiating contracts, but does so based on the most contentious of industries—the theater business, where egos are highest, the job market is smallest and the personalities are the least predictable. The course explains, amid entertaining anecdotes, important tip...

General Credits
0.9
Price$50

New Estate Planning Opportunities for Estate Practitioners

An aging demographic, advancements in technology, tax changes, shifts in family life and a host of other factors are drastically impacting the area of estate planning. This CLE course will explain how to prepare for the new era of estate planning including increased focus on retirement planning, inclusion of elderly family members, assessing businesses in light of the paperless offices, tax code changes, potential divorces and second marriages and perhaps most importantly, the need for...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Rule 506 and Equity Crowdsourcing: New Opportunities with a Cost

With the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”), securities issuers of all sizes are bound by new rules and regulations which also create new opportunities for fundraising within an evolving compliance regime. The new rules started to take effect in July 2013, when the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a private offering exemption under which issuers and their agents are permitted to use general advertising and general solicitation to find investors. These new...

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

Ninth Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

For the 9th consecutive year, join us for this special program which brings together a diverse roster of speakers ranging from artists, art consultants, appraisers, members of the bench, bar, museums, art galleries, auction houses, to government officials and members of non-profit organizations as they discuss the most relevant legal issues affecting the art world today. Immigration and the Arts Money Power Beauty: Framing the Value Issue In Fine Art and Collectible Losses The Art is...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 1.5 Ethics
Price$250

Non-U.S. Bank Operations in the United States

This CLE course will offer an overview of how foreign banks operate in the United States. The course will offer a comprehensive introduction and explain the process for entry, the activities and powers of these entities, issues related to regulation and enforcement and exiting. The course will also review the changes in how these entities operate as a result of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Noncompetition and Confidentiality Provisions in Employment Agreements

This CLE program will present a roundtable discussion among judges and attorneys specialized in employment law regarding the development of New York appellate law on the enforceability of noncompetition and confidentiality covenants and state and national trends on these covenants' enforceability. One objective will be toward formulating consistency, which currently is lacking, in the current judicially created restrictions on noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and confidentiality agreem...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Nuts and Bolts of Florida Contracting Licensure

Yes, you need to be licensed to perform construction contracting in Florida. What does this entail? Who needs to be licensed? What happens if you are not licensed? This CLE course will explain the contractor licensing process in Florida as well as explain who requires licensing, who does not and the consequences for contracting without a license.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Oil, Gas, and Mineral Leasehold Issues

Landowners hold a distinct advantage over oil companies and over the years, their leases have begun to reflect that. Oil companies have no choice but to acquiesce to increasingly land-owner friendly leases and while many still resist, form leases are becoming a rarity. This CLE course, presented by oil and gas attorney Josh Stein, will explain the most common sources of ambiguity and error which may arise in drafting oil and gas leases, even top leases, and how attorneys can protect cl...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Outbound and Inbound Taxation: An Overview of U.S. Tax Law

The globalization of the economy has created countless opportunities for investors, importers and manufacturers. But the consequences of inbound taxation (foreigners doing business in the US) and outbound taxation (Americans doing business overseas) are growing increasingly complex. This comprehensive and fascinating CLE course will explain all the tax ramifications of these transactions, with particular emphasis on structuring options for all types of transactions including that for ownership...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Overview of Business Bankruptcy Law: Chapter 11

Gain an understanding of the type of bankruptcy that most businesses and corporations file from a panel of experts. Topics include: Introduction to Chapter 11, Business Bankruptcy: Origins and Pre-Filing Committees Initial Debtor Interview Formation Meeting Leases and Case Administration Surviving a Motion to Dismiss Exit Strategy The Chapter 11 Plan Disclosure Statements

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Players on the Picket Line: Sports Lockouts

When we think of unions and strikes, teachers and municipal workers are often what come to mind. Beyond that, there is little differentiation made between a strike and a lockout. Surprisingly, they are very distinct and the issue of unions, strikes and lockouts is not limited to those professions, but extends to athletes as well. This CLE course, a must for sports agents, attorneys and aficionados and presented by Robert Boland Esq., will review all the essential information about Sports Lock...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Police Misconduct: Excessive Force and Legal Justification

Police misconduct is an increasingly hot-button issue. Whether criminal or not, the public has always had zero tolerance for misconduct among those whose job it is to uphold the law and thereby should be setting an example for others. This CLE course will explain how police misconduct is determined, the types of misconduct and the agencies, including the CCRB and the IAB, charged with investigating misconduct in the police force. The course will delve deeper into the areas in which police misc...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ponzi Schemes: Claiming Tax Deductions for Theft Loss

The reports of malfeasance in investing seem endless and it’s imperative that the smart investor know how to protect himself against potential loss. In this CLE course, veteran South Florida Tax Attorney Richard S. Lehman will define Ponzi schemes and quantifying theft loss. The course will also review privity, how to best secure a tax refund from Ponzi Scheme losses, governmental process and reasonable prospects for recovery, and ascertainable standard, tax planning for maximum use of loss,...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Preparation and Presentation of Plaintiffs for Depositions

All too often plaintiff’s attorneys breeze through a plaintiff deposition as if they are merely going through the motions. However, Plaintiff depositions can be a useful tool to help leverage your settlement position and obtain affirmative, positive testimony to further your case and provide ammunition to help defeat dispositive motions. This CLE presentation will explain ways to maximize the opportunity to present your client for a deposition in a variety of case-specific examples for persona...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Preparing and Reviewing Oil and Gas Title Opinions

The variety in style and particular client needs have resulted in a lack of standardization amongst title opinions. That, combined with the vast amounts of land in Texas with bad title, has made a well-written, professional title opinion a negotiable instrument in a dispute. This CLE course will explain how these opinions are routinely sold between owners and oil and companies and are then used as the basis for future title opinions, sometimes decades later. Presented by Oil and Gas at...

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Preserving Issues In The Trial Court

While no attorney prepares to lose at trial, they are required to prepare for that possibility. Attorneys not well-versed in the rules and regulations of the appeals process may not realize the importance of preserving issues from the very beginning. From the original plea to the conclusion of trial, preserving issues is one of the most critical features in determining the course of a future appeal and failure to preserve might doom an appeal at the outset. This informative CLE course...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Preventing Workplace Violence: What Attorneys Need to Know

In light of so many recent instances of violence including the recent mall shooting in Columbia, MD, Purdue University, the Navy Yard shooting, the school shooting tragedy in Sandy Hook, CT, employers need to be better protected when it comes to workplace violence. This CLE program will provide legal counsel with a definition of what constitutes workplace violence and examples of who can engage in workplace violence. You will learn to recognize the warning signs that can lead to workplace...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Prevention, Detection & Treatment of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

This vitally important CLE program focuses on substance abuse and related issues which affect a surprising and disproportionate number of legal professionals. The program will raise attorney awareness about the challenges of identifying the initial behavior which indicate abuse of alcohol, drugs and even prescription medication. The consequences of such behavior, which constitutes an attorney's breach of ethical or legal obligations resulting in possible State Bar sanctions or resulting in cri...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Principles of Agency: Foundation of Ethics

As all attorneys know or should know, every attorney is, ipso facto, an agent of each client, with concomitant fiduciary duties to the client. This CLE program provides a unique opportunity to understand the principles of agency law, giving attorneys a greater grounding in ethical responsibilities and a ready compass for detangling knotty ethical questions. Moreover, agency relationships are everywhere and, importantly, often inadvertently arise. Whether entered into intentionally or unintenti...

Ethics Credits
2.25
Price$100

Probate and Estate Administration for the General Practitioner

A large number of cases start out "Somebody died, and then..." At that point there are usually three sets of variables in play. There is a Will or there is not. The situation is friendly or it's not. The lawyer is being asked to represent the fiduciary or someone affected by the fiduciary. In New York these matters are handled in Surrogate's Court. This CLE course addresses the practical aspects of moving cases through Surrogates Court. In this seminar Barry Seidel reviews the vari...

General Credits
2.2
Price$100

Protecting the Rights of Elderly Clients through Nursing Home Litigation

As the population ages and longevity increases, long-term care and nursing homes are often the most viable option for the elderly. Trained staff, good facilities and geographical proximity are just some of the considerations that prompt people to make this decision for their elder family members. Unfortunately, there are countless stories of abuse and neglect at the hands of nursing home and long-term care staff. This CLE course will explain the process of litigating long-term care mal...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Protest Lawyering Theory and Practice

In the wake of the Arab Spring and American Autumn protests of 2011, public protest actions are becoming increasingly common, and attorneys are increasingly being sought out by individuals and organizations to assist in these protest actions, whether in securing permitting, observing police interactions, or defending arrested protesters. Join a panel of seasoned practitioners in exploring the relevant laws and practices that mediate and define first amendment protected protest activitie...

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 2.5 Ethics
Price$250

Proving a Federal Social Security Disability Claim

Submitting a federal social security disability claim can be an overwhelming catastrophe of paperwork and bureaucracy for the uninformed. Take this CLE course to understand how the process works and how to navigate it successfully. The course will review the protocol for submitting federal social security disability claims, how to present burden of proof, the submission of evidence, the importance of work history and specific strategies for success. A review of relevant case history wi...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Proving your Case through Written Discovery

Written discovery is an under-utilized opportunity to build and support your case in the early stages of litigation. Too frequently attorney’s may find themselves going through the motions of completing discovery using form interrogatories or responses and waiting until a later stage to dig deeper into the discovery process. This CLE course delves into the benefits of issuing targeted written discovery, and responding thoughtfully to prove issues of liability and damages. This process...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Railroad Retirement Board Disability Annuity Claims

Annuity claims for railroad retirement board disability is a particular body of knowledge that even seasoned attorneys may not be knowledgeable about. This CLE course will explain railroad retirement board disability annuity and how it differs from social security disability. The course will explain the application process and the information it requires, the denial and appeals process and tips and strategies to navigate ethical issues in light of recent scandals.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Raising Capital in the Internet Age: The Current State of Crowdfunding

The laws governing fundraising over the Internet are changing all the time, and new SEC rules recently took effect. On October 30 2015, the SEC issued final regulations to implement Title III of the JOBS Act. Regulation CF will permit a person or company to offer securities over the Internet for up to $1 million in a 12 month period. Regulation CF now joins two prior regulations implementing the JOBS Act: the regulations permitting Internet equity offerings only to accredited investors (a new...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Regulatory, Contract, and Licensing Issues in the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is a central facet of life in New York City, both for tourists and those who call the city home. New York City hospitality business operators require accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information, both to start a new business, and to keep their businesses compliant with ever changing regulatory and licensing laws. This topical CLE program, given by attorney Aaron H. Pierce, provides an overview of some of the most essential issues facing a restaurateur looking to open...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Removing Bias from the Legal Profession

Unfair treatment in the workplace may take many forms. But discrimination in the legal profession, amongst colleagues with an intimate understanding of the legal consequences of such action, can seem particularly egregious. Whether because of race, religion, gender or other issues, the determination of legal action is defined by specific parameters. This CLE course will explain what does and does not constitute bias, the categories of discrimination that are protected, the concepts of...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Renewable Energy Law: A National Perspective On Today's Hottest Trend

A comprehensive overview of today’s hottest industry, this CLE course offers a broad perspective on the solar and renewable energy industry nationwide. The course will also explore the specifics of the unique nature of New Jersey’s solar energy market, the SREC market and the impact it has on the industry across the country.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Representing an IRC 1031 Exchange Client

If you have never represented a 1031 exchange client, or you need a refresher, this course will provide you with the information you need to get up to speed. This “nuts and bolts” course concentrates on the mechanics of representing a 1031 exchange client from contract to closing. Some of the topics covered in this course are contract preparation, handling of contract and escrow deposits, time deadlines, like-kind properties, and closing procedures.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Representing Clients in State and Local Criminal Tax Investigations: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

NYS and NYC have numerous criminal penalties for deliberate tax payer fraud and misconduct that can be particularly onerous. Indeed, criminal tax enforcement in NYS has increased significantly since 2007 when the Department of Taxation and Finance decided to more aggressively use its powers to target tax fraud. Hear from a panel of experts what you need to know about NYS and NYC criminal tax enforcement and how you can advise and defend your clients when facing criminal tax investigati...

General Credits
2.6
Price$125

Representing Gun Owners: Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners

The issue of gun control, always a hot topic, has grown increasingly intense. With numerous mass shootings across the country attributable to everything from mental illness to global terror, the legality of gun ownership and firearms requirements provokes passion on both sides of the argument. This CLE course will explain firearms regulations and licensing requirements at both the state and federal levels, review the legal concerns of gun ownership including the Second Amendments and other rel...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$100

Representing Multi-State Employers: How to Draft Legally Compliant Employee Handbooks

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing the Independent Filmmaker

Thanks to the proliferation of digital filmmaking, people from all walks of life are now making independent movies. Taught by attorney and author Thomas A. Crowell, this lecture will help you to issue-spot many of the problem areas faced by independent filmmakers and to negotiate key contract provisions required to protect your client’s film property. Topics discussed include: the lifecycle of a movie, literary option agreements, rights of publicity, location releases, actor agreements, music...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Representing the Players: A Guide to Sports Contracts

From the viewpoint of Hollywood, the life of a sports agent is about representing celebrity players, traveling to exciting places and mingling with the media. While that may be true, behind the scenes, the contracts which bind players to those who represent them is part of an area of law that is both complex and fascinating. This CLE course will explain the various types of sports contracts and their restrictions, as well as the potential ethical issues involved. The course will also review th...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing the Space Challenged Tenant: Tips and Traps in Small Office Leasing

As in many industries, when it comes to office tenants, it's the little guys who lose. That's why it's important to understand small office tenant agreements and how to effectively negotiate on their behalf. This CLE course will include an in–depth discussion of rental agreements and terms such as: Premises Rent Escalation Rent Terms of Use Alterations Maintenance and Repairs Insurance Subordination Indemnity Subletting And much more

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Workers Compensation Claimants

Workers compensation, whether as a result of accident or occupational disease, can often seem to overlap with other types of compensation such as New York State disability, retirement disability or social security disability. This CLE course will explain how workers compensation differs from other types of compensation and how to coordinate it with other benefits. The course will explain who is eligible for coverage and how it is applied in cases of accidents and occupational diseases. The cou...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Research, Privacy and the Law: What You Need to Know to Avoid Trouble

Listening to your phone calls without a judge's warrant is illegal if you're a U.S. citizen. But do the police need a warrant? Can employers monitor and record their employees' phone conversations? If you are in a position where others might benefit from listening to your conversations, you may be a target of electronic eavesdropping or wiretapping. Is it a federal crime to wiretap without court approval, unless one of the parties has given their prior consent? Is a warrant needed to g...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Rights of Publicity and Privacy

In this course, Rick Kurnit, a noted expert in Advertising and Media Law, IP and First Amendment cases, provides a guided tour of today’s most relevant privacy issues. This course reviews the development of rights of publicity and privacy, as well as how changes in technology and in the marketplace affect how companies disseminate information today. Topics covered include, what is commercial use, First Amendment claims (parody) Lanham Act and much more.

General Credits
2
Price$135

Saving the Distressed Homeowner: A View From the Homeowner’s and Bank’s Side

Since this program was first presented at NYCLA in 2009, the law relating to mortgage foreclosures and legal ways for distressed homeowner to save their investments has been evolving. The rules of the game for both homeowners and banks have changed, and the chances of reaching a settlement or obtaining relief from the courts have improved.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Securities Arbitration & Mediation

There is no easier, faster and more streamlined method of resolving disputes than through securities arbitration. Specifically, there are no costly or lengthy depositions, very limited motions and no required appearances until the hearing. While the term “securities arbitration” scares many practitioners away, what attorneys do not understand is that matters brought by customers against their stock brokers or brokerage firms are generally the same. That is, each case has similar legal issu...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Conference: Insights for the Financial Services Attorney

Join NYCLA’s Securities & Exchanges Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association’s Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Committee and NYCLA’s Futures & Derivatives Committee for a riveting discussion that will focus on the following topics: New Regulatory Landscape Reform, Proceedings, Investigations Developments in White Collar Matters & Insider Trading Cases in the wake of Newman Commodities, Futures and Derivatives – The Increasing Regulatory Reach Raising Capital & New...

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

Seventh Annual Art Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

For the 7th consecutive year, join us for this special program which brings together a diverse roster of speakers ranging from artists, art consultants, appraisers, members of the bench, bar, museums, art galleries, auction houses, to government officials and members of non-profit organizations as they discuss the most relevant legal issues affecting the art world today.

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

Should I Host that Traveler? Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding AirBnB

Finding short term accommodations via Airbnb is a phenomenon sweeping the nation. Yet behind every host renting out a room in the family home, or renting an entire apartment, are a number of legal issues that cannot be overlooked. Understand the laws restricting owners' ability to host paying guests in their homes for short periods, as well as the penalties that may result from violations of zoning laws, safety and health regulations, failure to register or seek the necessary permits,...

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Sieging the Castle: Preliminary Injunctions in Ownership Suits

Complete with war stories, analogies, and quips, Yan Margolin will present the intricacies of temporary injunctive relief in a CLE course designed to be as entertaining as it is informative. The course will review the different types of reliefs as they pertain to small, medium-sized corporate, LLC and partnership litigation. The applications and legal requirements of the remedies as well as strategic and tactical considerations will also be discussed. The course will explain the situat...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

So You Want to Learn How to Do a Real Estate Closing

Learn what you need to know to take a real estate deal from start to finish including: Understanding who your client is and how that affects the Deal What are the terms of the deal The role of the real estate broker Proper communication between parties Basic contract of sale, including riders, exhibits, descriptions, surveys and certificates of occupancy Responsibilities of the buyer’s attorney: time limits; ordering title; guiding a client to obtain financing and using mortgage...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Social Media Platform Rules: A Legal Guide

As more and more advertising moves to social media, it's important to understand the different platform rules before embarking on a new campaign. Who owns what's posted. How to interact with your followers. How to disclose endorsements or sponsorships. And who's responsible for user-posted content. The platforms often impose requirements that are different or stricter than those imposed by law. Don't miss this rundown of what you need to know including: Which rules are common across p...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Social Security and Disability Claims: A Primer

The combination of the current recession and the aging baby boomer generation has dramatically increased Social Security Disability applications across the United States in 2011. Since most individuals who apply for disability benefits are initially denied, more potential clients will need to request hearings before Administrative Law Judges to have their claims approved. Therefore, the need for lawyers in this area of law is greater than ever.This Social Security Disability Claim Primer, by n...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Special Education 101: The Basics of Special Education Law

Special education law is a fascinating area of civil rights law. This CLE course will allow you to develop your knowledge in this area via an easy-to-understand format which walks you through the process of obtaining a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for a child with disabilities. Beginning with a brief history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this course highlights the important areas of the federal statutory law, federal caselaw and accompanying New York St...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Spoken Like a True Lawyer: Public Speaking Strategies for Trial Attorneys

A courtroom bears no small resemblance to the stage and attorneys are its most principal actors. Understanding your audience, practicing your lines, developing a good opener—all public speaking strategies that are just as applicable to attorneys in trial preparation. This CLE course will both utilize and review essential public speaking tips as they relate to trials and attorney arguments and will including closing arguments, etiquette, the distinction between testimonies and stories, approp...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Sports and the Law

Over the past couple of years there have been crises in professional sports, with the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreements in Football, Basketball and Baseball and with lockouts and litigation taking the place of games in the headlines. The presenter, the Chair of the Sports Business faculty at New York University and a former sports agent and sports law expert explains why this year has been so different both practically and legally speaking. In something of a paradoxical situ...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Strategies for Conducting Effective and Legally Compliant Interviews

The process of selecting and interviewing candidates for employment is fraught with legal risk. For instance, governmental agencies and plaintiffs’ lawyers are increasingly focused on potential barriers to employment, such as businesses that engage in unlawful discrimination or who fail to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. This program will discuss best practices for employers to avoid common pitfalls during the interviewing and recruitment process....

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Strategies for Drafting Concrete Indemnification Provisions

In theory, anyone can write a contract. But for an agreement to be worth anything more than the paper it’s written on, it must be clear and enforceable and significantly reduce a party’s risk. This CLE course will explain these general guidelines and also offer strategies for drafting such agreements including the importance of due diligence, and an understanding of representations and warranties. The course will also explain the purpose of indemnification agreements, its benefits and...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Summation: A work in progress

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn strategies and practical tips from one of the country’s most prominent defense lawyers. In this course, Mr. Brafman shares exciting and relevant examples from his vast experience representing a wide range of clients. Learn why a good summation begins to take shape when you first meet the client, as you begin to understand the nature of the charges you will be defending. This course also discusses summation styles, using exhibits effectively and how to prop...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Surveys, Survey Readings and Exceptions

Surveys are a standard procedure in real estate negotiations, title issues and insurance coverage. What is a survey, how to conduct one, their legal specifications and requirements will all be discussed in this comprehensive CLE course. The course will pay particular attention to survey title requirements and title reports and explain the property requirements for both residential and commercial properties and the regulations under the TIRSA Owner and Loan Policy Covered Risk Section 2...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Swiss Banks, Smuggling and Other Asset Recovery Issues

In its 2007 National Money Laundering Strategy report, the U.S. government estimated that as much as $36 billion annually from just the former Soviet Union, was being secretly transferred through U.S. bank accounts and U.S. shell companies. Besides using U.S. bank accounts and shell companies, kleptocrats, Ponzi schemers, divorcing spouses, etc., can of course conceal assets by parking them in Swiss or other foreign bank accounts. This program analyzes how bank secrecy laws, multiple jurisdic...

General Credits
2.6
Price$125

Tackling Ethical Issues Arising in Federal Criminal Cases

A distinguished panel of experts discusses the difficult ethical issues confronting practitioners involved in federal criminal cases -- from both the defense and prosecution sides. Hypotheticals are used to illustrate some of the complex ethical problems faced by federal criminal attorneys in daily practice.

Ethics Credits
2.4
Price$125

Taking Advantage of the New FRCP E-Discovery Amendments

The FRCP E-Discovery amendments became effective December 1, 2015. These new rules are designed to dramatically reduce e-discovery costs. In this CLE program, learn how to take advantage of these new rules to mitigate risk and reduce e-discovery spend. Attend this session to learn: Insights on how these new e-discovery rules will affect your organization Best practices on how you can update your e-discovery processes to take advantage of these rule changes Tips on how e-discovery te...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Taking the iPad to Court

The pervasiveness of the iPad in today’s culture is undeniable. With over 40 million sold worldwide since its launch, it is estimated that by 2015, Apple will have shipped 150 million iPads. And while many manufacturers have since developed similar tablets, there’s no question of Apple’s dominance in the market. In fact, even in those sectors that have customarily resisted its allure, the iPad is making headway. The most notable of these is with regards to law. Reports have shown that a growin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Tax Aspects of International Estate Planning

The United States is reported to be the world’s greatest financial and tax havens. Investors from around the world are purchasing real property and assets in the United States. Additionally, U.S. citizens and residents deploy their capital around the world for investment and personal reasons. This CLE seminar will familiarize attorneys with the basic tax issues involved in international estate planning.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Technology, Privacy and Confidentiality: An Ethical Guide to Electronic Communication & Compliance

Communication today is almost entirely electronic, web-based and instantaneous. This is true across all industries and is relevant to almost all types of communications. And while most businesses expect, require and create provisions for confidentiality, none are as restricted as the legal profession. This contemporary CLE course will explain the legal and ethical issues inherent in web-based communications, e-documents and cloud-sharing. The course will cover e-discovery and e-filing, malicio...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The “First Sale Doctrine” in the 21st Century

As most of you know, the “First Sale Doctrine” is a provision in copyright law that permits the owner of a copy of a copyrighted item to sell or transfer that item to another person. In other words if you buy a book or movie CD, you can sell or give away that copy without running afoul of copyright law But there are, of course, lots of nuances and exceptions to this rule. For example, the protection only covers works that were “lawfully made” under the copyright act, and it only protect...

General Credits
0.5
Price$30

The ABC’s of Business Immigration: A Primer for the General Practitioner

The topic of immigration has had no shortage of attention in recent years, but knowing your current events and navigating the legalities of immigration is not the same thing. This CLE course offers everything you need to gain a comprehensive understanding of business and family immigration. The course will explain the procedure for business and family petitions with an emphasis on categories commonly used in the business community, review the recent developments to the PERM process for...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

The Americans with Disabilities Act: How to Win Your Case Using Good Faith

In the day and age of political correctness, one would think that accommodations for people with disabilities would be standard. And yet, the requirements and precedents for demanding reasonable and effective accommodations are often overlooked by attorneys. This timely CLE course will explain the requirements and precedents as well as the history of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the importance of utilizing the option for mediation and the impact that the statute of limitations has...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

The Art of Voir Dire: A Guide for the Novice Attorney and the Seasoned Professional

The importance of Jury Selection is frequently overlooked by experienced attorneys when commencing a trial. For the novice attorney, the prospect of selecting a jury can be a daunting undertaking. This CLE program will discuss the rudiments of jury selection beginning with knowing whether the case is ready to proceed, knowing how to go about dealing with your adversary, and knowing what to do and ask when questioning potential jurors. The program, presented by Edward J. Anthony, an att...

Total Credits
4.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$200

The Basics of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig F. Zappia, Esq. Mr. Zappia will draw upon his deep experience as an employment law attorney to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding workplace discrimination claims. Mr. Zappia will provide guidance to attorneys on the various forums in which to make discrimination claims in the context of employment practice. Mr. Zappia will provide insight into procedural requirement...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Cross-Examination of a Hostile Witness

Witness testimony is perhaps one of the most unpredictable elements in any trial. The testimony from a hostile witness can be both unpredictable and risky, making the cross examination of a “cooperating” witness a treacherous, challenging adventure for even the most skilled practitioner. This CLE course will offer guidelines to master the art of an effective cross-examination of even the most hostile of witnesses, tools for structuring and conducting a cross-examination and various strategies...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

The DOMA Decision Deciphered: What it Means to Your Client

The United States Supreme Court’s decision to strike down an important provision of the Defense of Marriage Act has immediate implications for same-sex couples throughout the nation. Gay and lesbian couples who are married in their home state or in other states that recognize same-sex marriage, may begin to enjoy hundreds of federal benefits previously denied to them. This program will explore the disparity between the rights and responsibilities of same-sex couples who live and marry in a r...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

The End of Amateurism, Unionization and Antitrust: The Legal Challenges Facing Collegiate Athletics

The United States is the only country in the world to have a highly evolved and revenue producing intercollegiate sports structure. Taken as a whole, college sports in the U.S. would be the third largest sports league behind only the NFL and MLB, generating somewhere between $6-$9 billion dollars annually. In positioning institutions of higher learning, sports may hold a place that is even more crucial than the dollars they produce as they can transform a university from the standpoint of per...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Googled Verdict: Jury Impartiality in the Search Engine Age

Easy access to information has many benefits. We are more informed, more aware and hopefully more knowledgeable about what is happening in our neighborhoods, our cities and around the world. And yet, our easy access to information can have a disabling effect on one of the country’s most venerable institutions—the legal process’ trial by jury. A juror’s ability to search for information on the court case he is sitting on raises serious questions about impartiality, courtroom control and the jud...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Ins and Outs of Tax Audits

During tax season it becomes more important than ever to understand the ramifications of tax audits. Learn from a tax negotiation specialist how to avoid, defend, and reopen a previously closed tax audit. Topics to be covered include: The Initial Tax Audit Letter and its significance How to Respond, including feeling out the tax agent, asking for a tax case transfer etc. How to Defend the tax examination The benefits of reopening a previously closed tax audit How to work the proce...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

The Intake Process & Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases

The strategy in trying a legal case begins from the very first step—the intake interview. How that interview is conducted is critical in choosing and building a successful case. Nursing home cases are no different. Whether interviewing the injured party or a family member, this CLE course will outline what questions to ask, how to establish the chronology of events leading up to the incident in question, how to properly obtain medical records and the role of the Illinois Department of Health wit...

Total Credits
1
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$50

The Last Person You’d Suspect: Responding to Employee Dishonesty

Businesses face no end of challenges, but those challenges should not come from within. And yet, employee dishonesty is a rampant problem that plagues business owners from the smallest companies to the largest corporations and includes everything from the most minor transgressions to major thefts such as diversion of assets and commercial bribery. This CLE course, presented by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz partners Patrick J. Boyle and Brian E. Maas will discuss the potential costs to business...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Law School Litigation

The number of law schools that have been the subject of lawsuits is perhaps the greatest irony. But to date, over 15 schools have been brought before a judge. Many of the lawsuits were the result of the schools’ misrepresenting their students’ grades, accomplishments or salaries. This CLE course reviews the various cases, the theories of liability and the plaintiff’s seeking of damages.

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

The Legacy of Nuremberg: Benjamin Ferencz Examines the Current State of International Criminal Law

Beginning in 1945 with his prosecution of war criminals during the Nuremberg Tribunal, the work of Benjamin Ferencz has long focused on issues of international criminal justice. In this unique CLE program, the sole surviving Nuremburg prosecutor offers an insightful perspective on the history and development of international criminal law and the establishment, jurisdiction and activities of the International Criminal Court.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Legal Aftermath of Tragedy: Review and Developments in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

Though the memories of that tragic day remain fixed in our minds, our judicial system’s efforts to properly compensate the victims of 9/11 are an ongoing process. This riveting CLE course, presented by 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorney Troy G. Rosasco, will review the most recent updates to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. The course will include the most recent updates to the Act, including the appointment of new “Special Master” Sheila Birnbaum and new Zadroga Act draf...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Marijuana Driving Case: What Defense & Prosecution Need to Know- Part 2, Motions, Trial and Sentencing

Much has been discussed about the prosecution and defense in DWI cases. With the advent of the legalization of marijuana more people are driving under the influence of marijuana which is the number one drug used with alcohol while driving at about 27% of time. This is not your mother’s marijuana nor is it a garden variety DWI case. Marijuana and driving cases raise new issues related to all aspects of driving under the influence cases. Part 2 of this CLE presentation traverses through...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Marijuana Driving Case: What Defense & Prosecution Need to Know-Part 1, MJ Facts, The Stop, The Search, and Arrest

Much has been discussed about the prosecution and defense in DWI cases. With the advent of the legalization of marijuana more people are driving under the influence of marijuana which is the number one drug used with alcohol while driving at about 27% of time. This is not your mother’s marijuana nor is it a garden variety DWI case. Marijuana and driving cases raise new issues related to all aspects of driving under the influence cases. Part 1 of this CLE presentation traverses you thr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Montreal Convention: Rules and Regulations that Govern and Affect Most International Flights

Most international flights, including some notable international crashes, are governed by the terms and conditions of the Montreal Convention. Yet, many lawyers are not familiar with the Montreal Convention’s provisions. After coming into effect in the United States in 2003, the Montreal Convention governs international travel and limits the liability of carriers in the “international carriage of persons, baggage or cargo.” This CLE course will discuss (a) when the Montreal Conventio...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Mortgage Contingency Clause and Ethical Issues in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Contracts

There are countless ways a real estate deal can go sour. Anything from the wide range of procedural issues to the emotional state of buyers and sellers can undo even the most ironclad agreement. This CLE course will explain the various contingencies that can stand in the way of finalizing real estate deals, both commercial and residential. Topics include: May the Buyer Apply to a Mortgage Broker? How Soon Does the Buyer Need to Apply? What if the Buyer Obtains a Commitment in a Diff...

Total Credits
1.8
Incl. 0.8 Ethics
Price$75

The New Power of Attorney Laws and Planning Your Estate

Power of Attorney is a critical component in estate planning. Without a durable power of attorney, there is no guarantee that your wishes will be carried out, and no one to speak on your behalf. This CLE course will explain recent changes as well as amendments to the changes in the laws governing powers of attorney and how they may be implemented effectively. The course will explain the distinction between the old and new POA, review the difference between a power of attorney, principal and ag...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Reach and Limits of Commissioner Power in the Major Professional Sports

The top news stories coming out of professional sports in 2014 all seem to have involved commissioners of the major American sports imposing discipline on players and even owners for what has largely been off field issues. This lecture with combine an examination of topical cases: MLB and Alex Rodriguez; NFL and Ray Rice and NBA and Donald Sterling with an exploration of labor, antitrust and contract law to explore the reach and limitation of Commissioner power in the major sports.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Rise of Internet Law

This CLE lecture traces the history of the battles between technology and the law. Attorney Jay Flemma traces the file sharing wars from their inception to the present, while also discussing fair use, entertainment contracts, policy, and both how and why courts rule as they did.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Significance of Recent Developments in Delaware Corporate Governance Law and What Practitioners Need to Know

Panel 1: Important Recent Cases and Upcoming Issues Gregory Markel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Chairman of the Center, will moderate an “easy chair” discussion between Myron Steele, former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, and Jack Jacobs, former Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. They will discuss important recent cases and upcoming issues, with a focus on the implications of the decisions and what significant issues are likely to come up in the next year. Pan...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The State of the Art in Asset Protection

Explore the most advanced asset protection techniques currently used. This fascinating CLE program will address sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts, offshore trusts, offshore banking and Swiss annuities and much more. Jacob Stein, a leading expert in asset protection discusses a variety of tools and strategies that you can employ in order to help preserve wealth for your clients. Mr. Stein will also review how recent legislation affects your planning strategies.

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

The Supreme International Crime: Benjamin Ferencz Presents A Legal History from Nuremberg to Kampala

Benjamin Ferencz, who, as Chief Prosecutor for the United States, was instrumental in convicting twenty two defendants for their participation in the murder of one million victims of the Holocaust, offers insight into the evolution of international criminal law since the groundbreaking trials at Nuremburg. As this riveting CLE course will explain, the creation of the United Nations coincided with a global struggle to determine whether crimes of aggression should be prosecuted. In this compell...

General Credits
1.75
Price$125

The Telemachian Law Practice

There is no shortage of books, articles, presentations, and other materials about the use of legal technology in law practice management but not so many about how to effectively “put it all together”—to integrate technologies as part of one law practice management system, resulting in enhanced efficiency and greater personal satisfaction in the practice of law. In this CLE course, which is inspired by Telemachus, a character from Homer’s Odyssey, and the virtues of flexibility, mobilit...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Twenty-Two Most Frequently Posed Questions to Title Underwriters

The first title insurance company was formed in Pennsylvania in 1853. Since that time, title insurance has become a requisite step in the purchase of real estate throughout the United States and the laws, requirements, guidelines and protocols have become vast and increasingly complex. This CLE course will address the most frequently asked questions to title underwriters, thereby offering a comprehensive explanation of title insurance, issues of ownership, trusts and estates, judgments,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Use of Subpoenas in Arbitration

In today’s world of national and international commerce, it is common for a party to want information and testimony from a person or entity not a party or employed by a party. But the law regarding the issuance of subpoenas for arbitration depends on a statute passed early in the 20th century when commerce was far more limited. This CLE course is designed to show the process for using subpoenas in arbitration, and the limits and difficulties which may be encountered in their use.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Tips and Techniques for the Personal Injury Practice from Initial Interview Through Trial

This CLE program will explore lesser-discussed and unique perspectives regarding the initial evaluation, processing, discovery and ultimate trial of a personal injury case. Topics include: Case evaluation Pre-suit settlement Written discovery Depositions, discovery and expert depositions for use at trial Trial tips, including openings and closings

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trademarks 101: An Introduction to Basics

Trademarks 101 is not your typical basic course on trademark law. It takes more of a practical approach rather than a purely academic one which is meant to give you a window into what issues to spot as a non-IP lawyer in an in-house counsel role. It highlights what items qualify as a trademark, what diligence is necessary before using a potential mark, what constitutes infringement, and the interplay of trademarks and domain names.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trial Advocacy Techniques and Strategy: From Hearings to Verdict

Established criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Schwartz presents this essential and informative CLE lecture on the specific skills and techniques that characterize exceptional and consistently successful trial attorneys. Learn how these skills apply to trial phases including Openings, Summations, Voir Dire and Omnibus Hearings and explore how strategies are structured and styled to create a compelling, appealing trial presentation.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Tweeting, Friending, Advertising and Connecting: A Lawyer’s Ethical Guidelines for Social Media Use

Tweeting, friending and connecting on Linkedin don’t seem like activities that should require substantial ethical boundaries. But as social media has become a primary vehicle for marketing not just ourselves and our law practice but also for researching parties, witnesses and juries, ethical ramifications have begun to arise. In this timely CLE course, renowned attorneys Jeffrey I. Pasek & Michael C. Schmidt present the legal ethics of social media within the context of using social me...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: A Guide to the International Student Client

This CLE program is designed for practitioners working with international students as they attend school and prepare for life in the U.S. after graduation. Topics covered will include Maintaining student status and related issues; Employment Authorization Options for Graduating F-1 Students; Introduction to Relevant Nonimmigrant Categories for the international student looking to remain in the U.S. and Paths to Permanent Residency.

General Credits
1
Price$50

U.S. v. Newman: The Changing Landscape for Insider Trading Liability

The recent decision in U.S. v Newman, a criminal insider trading case against two portfolio managers, has provided much-needed clarity as to the elements of “tipper” and “tippee” liability, including what constitutes the “personal benefit” a tipper must receive to be liable for tipping information and, more importantly, what level of knowledge someone must have when he or she receives information which may have been improperly tipped. The clarity offered by the Newman case is helpful, but the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

UCC Insurance & Mezzanine Financing: Pitfalls of Perfection and Priority

Most commercial lenders require their loans to be secured by all the personal property of their borrower. Article 9 as adopted, wholly governs this process. Article 9 is complicated and comprehensive. This CLE course teaches the basics of how to properly secure a loan. In addition, this course teaches the basics of the UCCPlus Policy of Insurance for secured personal property loans. Finally the course explains the basic structure and dynamics of a mezzanine loan transaction.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Understanding COBRA Medical Care: A Legal Guide

Even before ObamaCare, there was COBRA, which requires employers to offer employees continuation of their group health care coverage in the event their employment is terminated or their hours have been reduced. Learn everything there is to know about COBRA, its benefits, requirements, eligibility, restrictions, and provisions in this exciting CLE course.

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Understanding Easements and Right of Way

Easements are a critical issue in gas and title examinations. Identifying the locations of easements to avoid obstruction or accidental drilling into a pipeline is crucial as is avoiding issues with surface owners. From the perspective of a title examiner, there are instruments that purport to create easements but aren’t, creating a dangerous situation of wherein an oil company drills within a platted subdivision or near a river. This CLE course will offer a broad overview of easements and the...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Understanding Interests in Oil and Gas Lands and Production

Precedent is a central principle in the area of law. As such, working in mature areas of law with long established legislation can be beneficial to attorneys. This CLE course will explore the fascinating legal area of oil and gas, which, while relatively young, is a fairly well developed area and yet is uniquely positioned due to the theory of “ownership in place.” The theory stipulates that certain reserves can continue in perpetuity, regardless of how long ago they were established, and that...

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Your IP Backstop

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) is one with which every employment lawyer, intellectual property lawyer and business counselor should be deeply familiar. Adopted in 48 States, DC, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, UTSA provides extensive remedies against those who wrongfully disclose, exploit or receive trade secrets of another, while also providing well-crafted protections against misuse of this powerful legal weapon. This CLE program reviews the Act, section by section, includ...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

United States Taxation of Foreign Investors: A Legal Guide

At their least complicated, the rules of taxation are not exactly straightforward and simple. Adding the factor of foreign investing does nothing to simplify matters. But this CLE course will explain it all. The course will define what a foreign investor is and the many statuses of citizenship that can affect your applicable taxes. The course will also explain types of investor taxation, those that apply to corporations and exemptions, the impact of bilateral treaties and the qualificatio...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

US Tax Benefits of Exporting: An Attorneys' Guide to IC-DISC

With an ever stricter and more complicated tax code, there seem to be fewer and fewer opportunities to make the tax system work for you. But as every good attorney knows, there are still areas where the tax benefits actually outweigh the costs. Export taxes are the perfect example and as opposed to cracking down, recent updates to the law have established the IRS as a staunch supporter of exporters from the US. This CLE course, presented by esteemed tax attorney Richard S. Lehman, pres...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Use of Subpoenas in Arbitration and their Enforcement

In today’s world of national and international commerce, it is common for a party to want information and testimony from a person or entity not a party or employed by a party. But the law regarding the issuance of subpoenas for arbitration depends on a statute passed early in the 20th century when commerce was far more limited. This CLE course is designed to show the process for using subpoenas in arbitration, and the limits and difficulties which may be encountered in their use.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Using the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions During Oral Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases

This CLE course will explain the discovery process for the litigation of nursing home negligence and medical malpractice cases in Illinois. The course will explain how to use the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions to your advantage throughout the course of litigation, including, discovery.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know About Capital Markets and Ratings

Ever wonder about what a rating means or why ratings are so important in today's global economy? What role did ratings play in the run up to the Credit Crisis? This informative CLE course, presented by New York attorney and ratings expert Jack Chen, explains everything a lawyer should know about ratings and rating agencies. The course examines the regulatory framework and explains who uses ratings and why they are here to stay. Any practitioner who works with debt securities, derivatives or...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know About Cyberforensics - A Tell All

Developments involving cybersecurity issues are changing at an explosive rate. Join the Cyberspace Committee in exploring the recent developments affecting cybersecurity including a discussion of real world case studies, examination of current technology trends and their current and impending erosion of 4th and 5th Amendment protections, recent guidance from the courts, FTC and other regulatory bodies, the impact of major federal and private information security laws and regulations and more....

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

What Attorneys Need to Know About Miller Act Payment Bond Claims

If you are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier on a federal construction project, you NEED to understand the Miller Act and know what your rights are. This includes preserving your rights to payment against the Miller Act payment bond and defending, in the case of the prime contractor, any claim that may be asserted against the bond. This CLE course will explain how the Miller Act preserves your rights to payment under its bond and how to defend that right, particularly agai...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know about New E-Discovery Technology

The most expensive stage in e-discovery is document review, often accounting for 80% or more of total e-discovery costs. Attempts to reduce review costs often fail because they don't go to the root of the problem: too much data is preserved, collected and sent to outside entities. In this CLE program, learn about new e-discovery technology that empowers you to quickly identify important documents, streamlines e-discovery activities, and minimizes the data sent to outside review. Attend t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Every Commercial Landlord & Tenant Practitioner Should Know about Yellowstone Injunctions

As any commercial landlord knows, no matter how good a tenant you have occupying your space, sometimes problems arise with the tenant leading to the need to end the tenancy. Similarly, as a commercial tenant even the best landlord can misinterpret your actions and try to terminate your lease based upon those alleged actions. In these situations, the landlord will usually serve the tenant with a notice giving the tenant 5 to 10 days to cure the alleged default under the lease. If the tenant fail...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Immigration: An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law

This CLE program will provide a basic outline of U.S. immigration law, including nonimmigrant (temporary)visas, lawful permanent resident status, eligibility for U.S. citizenship, employer compliance and employer sanctions, and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What You Need to Know About New Federal Employment Laws

Important changes to federal overtime rules take effect on December 1st. The changes significantly increase the salary basis threshold for the so-called "white collar" overtime exemptions raising the pay for millions of workers. The new rules present challenges for employers, particularly in the media, entertainment, advertising and hospitality industries, where lower wages can be common for skilled work. Are you ready? Join Wendy Stryker, counsel to FKKS Executive Compensation and Employment...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What You Need to Know About the New FRCP Amendments: Discovery, E-Discovery; Proportionality, Preservation and Sanctions

The amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect on December 1, 2015. The new Rules stand to have a profound effect on federal practice, especially practices surrounding discovery and electronic discovery. This program will detail the changes to the Federal Rules, with special emphasis on discovery practices. The panel will discuss the potential impact of revisions to the scope and timing of discovery, and the manner of objections; the enhanced role of proportionality and coope...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

What’s Your Story? Defending a White Collar Client

It is generally thought that white collar cases lack the mystery and intrigue inherent in other criminal cases. However, the strategic approach required to successfully defend a white collar case is perhaps more nuanced than those of other criminal cases. This CLE course will explain everything you need to know about defending a white collar case, including strategic approaches to pre-trial presentations, pre-trial discovery, and joint defense interaction. The course will center on...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

When Does the Duty to Conduct Workplace Investigations Arise and Other Critical Timing Issues

Rumors are flying that a subordinate is sleeping with her boss to get promotions. An employee tells a manager off-site and over lunch that she is being harassed at work. You receive a complaint, but can't start the investigation immediately. This CLE program will explain your legal obligations under these circumstances and provide you with a firm understanding of when the duty to investigate kicks in, when you need to start the investigation, as well as how long the investigation can take.

General Credits
1
Price$50

When Players Change Teams: The Ethical and Legal Ramifications of Attorney Departures

A slumping economy and the global marketplace have all contributed to a culture of greater employment mobility. It’s increasingly easy and common for attorneys to leave one firm for another but attorney transitions from one firm to another are fraught with complications, both legal and ethical. This explosive CLE course explores the implications of such a transition and the consequences it may have with regards to finances, security, disclosure and accountability. Presented by renowned profess...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Winning Cases in Federal Court – Part 1, The Trial

NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committee, Program Chair Joel Silverstein, Stern & Kilcullen, LLC and this year’s Judicial Co-Chair Hon. Paul A. Crotty, SDNY will reprise the ever popular Winning Cases in Federal Court. A panel of seasoned federal litigator will share their tips and techniques for successfully trying cases in federal court. The unique feature of the program is that after each litigator gives his or her presentation, Judge Crotty will provide his perspective and insights with A View Fro...

General Credits
2.6
Price$125

Winning Cases in Federal Court – Part 2. Discovery

NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committee, Program Chair Joel Silverstein, Stern & Kilcullen, LLC and this year’s Judicial Co-Chair Hon. Paul A. Crotty, SDNY will reprise the ever popular Winning Cases in Federal Court. A panel of seasoned federal litigator will share their tips and techniques for successfully trying cases in federal court. The unique feature of the program is that after each litigator gives his or her presentation, Judge Crotty will provide his perspective and insights with A View Fro...

General Credits
2.6
Price$125

Workplace Shooting: Employers’ Legal Obligations and Survival Strategies

With a number of high-profile workplace shootings being reported, employers have begun asking with greater frequency what should they do to prepare their company and employees for such an event. As an employer, what are your legal responsibilities if a shooting occurs in your workplace or at a company-sponsored or sanctioned event? For you and your employees, what are the recommended survival strategies? Are employers obligated to offer survival training? Are employers liable if they don't? Th...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Wrap Documents: A Life Vest for ERISA Compliance

Legal non-compliance is never to be taken lightly. This is particularly true with regards to ERISA, for which non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and even prison. This CLE course will explain who and what is subject to ERISA, exemptions to the Act, partial applications of ERISA and documentation requirements. The course will then explain the purpose of wrap documents in protecting you from unintentional non-compliance.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75


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