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What Happens To Your Practice If You Die Or Become Disabled

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

Advanced 1031 Exchange Topics: Reverse and Improvement Transactions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

NFT's: A Survey of Intellectual Property Issues

One year ago, an NFT of Beeple’s collage sold at Christie’s for $69 million. Since then, the term NFT has permeated our society, even becoming Collins Dictionary’s 2021 Word of the Year. Between staggering sale prices, celebrity endorsements, and revolutionary use cases, NFTs have taken the world by storm. But what have we learned during this trip around the sun? This timely CLE course features a panel of experts who will discuss the current state of the NFT and Web3 culture and...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethics “Gotchas” That Every Estate Planners Must Know

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices: “I’ll Know It When I See It…”

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Successful Negotiations in Presidential History

Negotiations are sometimes referred to as "the art of the possible". This course, entitled "Negotiations and the Modern Presidency" will utilize US presidential history as a backdrop for analyzing successful, and failed, negotiations and what we can learn from them. Topics to be explored are: Basic principles of negotiation Changes brought about in post-World War II America Negotiations and the civil rights movement Negotiating America's role in the world Negotiating War and Pea...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Five Critical Developments in Class Action Litigation

Class action litigation is a constantly shifting and evolving area of jurisprudence. Although class litigation is often amongst the highest stakes of any litigation field, the nature of Rule 23 -which prescribes broad guidelines but few bright line rules -results in divergent and interesting debates, practically and academically. This course will tackle critical recent developments in five different areas of the law related to class litigation-administrative feasibility, Article III ju...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Guardianships Across Jurisdictions: Basic Considerations For the Attorney Practitioner

In 2017, the Uniform Laws Commission (ULC) aimed to make the guardianship process easier to understand for both attorneys and those that need to comply with the rules. As of the date of this program, 46 out of 50 states have adopted most, if not all, of the rules. The ULC updated provisions including, inter alia, (1) property management protections, (2) provisions related to minors subject to guardianship, (3) improvements to compliance for limited guardianships, (4) new protections...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Asset Protection for Cryptocurrency

Asset Protection is in high demand in our increasingly litigious world. Cryptocurrency is well regarded as the currency of the future. Cryptocurrency is increasingly becoming a targeted asset in many lawsuits. Blockchain technology can make it easy to see the amount of cryptocurrency an individual owns. This course will teach the various strategies for protecting cryptocurrency from being lost due to a lawsuit.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recent Trademark Decisions Practitioners Should Know About

This CLE program will review significant 2021 trademark decisions from the Federal Courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that trademark practitioners should know about. Last year, these trademark tribunals visited an array of trademark issues, from protective orders and color marks to standing, territoriality, initial interest confusion and more. Decisions reviewed will include: Brooklyn Brewery Corp. v. Brooklyn Brew Shop, LLC Chutter, Inc. v. Great Management Group, LLC...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Walk Away With The Check: How To Win A Business Divorce Case

Helping a client grapple with a bad business partner requires expertise in litigation, negotiation and corporate governance. Millions of dollars and your client’s life’s work, hang in the balance. Avoid costly mistakes, while representing your client like a bulldog. In this fast-moving program, you will learn: 5 corporate document provisions that control partner disputes How to recognize when the time is right for partners to part ways How to create a strategic plan to win a busin...

General Credits
2
Price$100

E-Discovery’s Emerging Ethical Challenges

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Setting Up Your Securities Clients For Success

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

An Ethical Guide to Expert Witness Reports & Testimony

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

Oh Brave Commercial New World: The New Reality of Name, Image, and Likeness in Collegiate Athletics

On July 1, 2021, multiple state laws went into effect permitting college athletes in those states to earn money from the use of their Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL), subject to certain restrictions, without risking their collegiate eligibility. In response, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) quickly eased some of its rules allowing athletes in all states, even those without a state law, to participate. So in a dramatic and sudden turn of events, collegiate athletes in the U.S....

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Home is Where The License Is: Ethical Considerations for Lawyer Relocation During and After the Pandemic

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

Front Loading the Litigation: The Keys to Pretrial Advocacy

Today cases are won or lost in the pretrial process. In their book, Pretrial Advocacy (National Institute of Trial Advocacy/Wolters Kluwer 2021), Authors Reuben Guttman and JC Lore refer to the pretrial process as “front-loaded.” Guttman and Lore explain that changes to the standards governing pleading, class certification, discovery, summary judgment, and experts -- along with the advent of electronic information including social media – have changed the face of litigation. In this CLE,...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Corporate Philanthropy: Where to Start and How to Get it Right

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Ethical Attorney's Fees, Referral Fees, and Billing Practices

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Crimmigration Essentials: What Attorneys Need to Know

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Interplay Between Ethics, Estates, Fiduciaries and Guardianships

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Emerging Post Pandemic Cybersecurity Issues for Lawyers

Implementing defensible cybersecurity is now top-down law firm goal, and integrates process (technology) and policy (e.g., cybersecurity, incident response, business continuity, disaster recovery, remote work, bring-your-own-device, and backup, to name a few). The post-Pandemic challenges for attorneys working remotely, and using a variety of computing devices and methods (desktops, laptops, mobile devices, “cloud” or “virtualized” computing, etc.) have amplified an attorney’s profess...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trademark Modernization Act: Understanding the USPTO's Final Rulemaking

Beginning in December 2021, the Director of the USPTO and brand owners alike will be able to initiate the new ex parte reexamination and expungement proceedings authorized by the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020. Join us for a conversation about those proceedings, the final rulemaking recently released by the USPTO, and the impact on brand owners. In this webinar, we will cover: Trademark Office procedures for reexamination and expungement proceedings, as set forth in the Novembe...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Defining Antitrust Markets in Platform Industries

The effects of the Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 antitrust decision in Ohio v. American Express continue to reverberate. Platforms have occupied the antitrust spotlight for several years now, but litigation unpacking and applying Amex to platforms is still in its early stages. This CLE course is designed to update generalists, antitrust practitioners, and inside counsel alike on how lower courts are interpreting and applying Amex when defining antitrust markets involving platforms. The...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Key Considerations of Intellectual Property Litigation

This CLE course will cover the key aspects of Intellectual Property litigation, including the 3 primary areas of IP: Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights. The discussion will highlight pre-suit investigation and considerations, the filing of the lawsuit, unique aspects of IP litigation, damages, and resolution/settlement. The speaker will address recent cases that impact IP litigation, and relevant statutes.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Anatomy of a Criminal Law Case

This CLE course deals with the nuts and bolts of dealing with the practice of criminal law. This seminar is purely practical in nature and presentation. You will learn how to go from the initial phone call to your office for a new arrest to the courthouse. We will deal with all the real world issues in how to deal with the client, the client’s family, the assistant district attorney, court staff, setting fees, grand jury issues, plea negotiations, cooperation agreements, motion prac...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Introduction to Chapter 11, Subchapter V: An Accessible and Affordable Option for Small Businesses

Due to the significant federal and state response to Covid-19, including stimulus payments and eviction moratoriums, bankruptcy filings have reached record lows. However, as funds run out and government programs expire, small businesses looking for a new lifeline may consider Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. This CLE provides counsel representing creditors and debtors with an introduction to Subchapter V, a roadmap for plan approval, commercial lease issues, a...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Return to Office: Employment Tax Considerations

2021 has had companies re-imagine workplaces both actual and virtual. Please join us to discuss employment tax and fringe benefit aspects of a distributed workforce or hybrid workforce, as well as some specific benefits that are being offered real-time to entice employees to return to physical offices or remain-in-place with current employers as well as any current guidance from the IRS/states on how to handle these complex tax issues for reporting and withholding for your employees....

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Matrix Resurrected: Employment Non-Competes Across State Lines

This course provides an overview of US law from the variety state jurisdictions concerning restrictive covenants, covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements and other non-compete terms and agreements in the employment context. We look at the statutory, judicial and alternative frameworks the states use to address these issues and engage in a brief survey of the policy considerations, different approaches to the issues involved between various jurisdictions and recent develop...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Understanding Asset Protection

Learn what tools are available to more effectively shield yourself from the effects of any lawsuit by protecting your personal wealth. The panel will discuss the following Topics: History of asset protection in the United States and abroad Understanding which assets are/are not exempt under state and federal law Identifying and understanding different types of risk How to protect real estate and other physical assets How to protect securities and other liquid assets The differe...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

A Hundred Little Things: Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Leases, Focusing on Technology, Ethics and COVID Amendments

This advanced CLE course is designed to benefit lawyers working in a variety of fields. While it is not meant to function as a primer on individual lease clauses, it does address the type of lawyer who needs to make sure all stakeholders are consulted and heard as well as technology buffs and those who wake up wondering if they asked their client to check the stacking plan in the building before agreeing to an expansion. Beyond that, the course is relevant to anyone whose clients are...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Ethics of Cannabis Law

The ethical considerations around the representation of cannabis clients, and the handling of cannabis-related claims and litigation, are complex and evolving. Lawyers who wish to counsel and assist clients in the space must determine whether specific work for cannabis clients is legal, ethical and/or prudent. This presentation will identify ethical scenarios that have confronted attorneys in this space. In addition to analyzing the current state of the federal/state standoff on mariju...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

New Age Forensics: A Tactical Guide To Cross Examining Experts

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

How The New Proposed Tax Bill Can Impact Your Retirement Account

In light of recent tax proposal released by the House Ways & Means Committee on September 13, 2021, This CLE Course will provide in detail the key provisions impacting retirement accounts such as: $10 million Cap on retirement accounts if your income is above $450,000. The elimination of the Backdoor Roth IRA. If you are above the above-mentioned income limits, you can no longer convert to a Roth IRA. This would go into effect after 12/31/21. The elimination of the Mega Backdo...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Business Interruption Coverage Post-Covid: Property and Business Interruption Claims and Forensic Accounting

Covid-19 has impacted the economy in so many ways. Private organizations and public entities have turned to their Business Interruption insurance policy to help offset their income losses resulting from the pandemic. This course will explore the current status of insurance claims for business interruption, and explain how a claimant needs to prepare, present and support their lost income claim. Presented by two of the most experienced professionals in business interruption insu...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Policing under Section 1983: The Year in Review

The year 2021, has been a monumental one for policing in America. Get on top of the developments that will affect your practice. First, a review of the Supreme Court’s 2020-21 term: residential searches under Caniglia v. Strom; residential arrests under Lange v. California; and intent to restrain as a seizure under Torres v. Madrid. Next, the top ten ways policing after George Floyd and Breonna Taylor will affect your practice: from qualified immunity, choke holds, and no-knock warrant...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Representing the Founders and Initial Investors in a Startup Technology Company

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Comic Book Contract Negotiation And Drafting

This CLE course will review comic book agreement provisions, client interview exercises tailored to the comic book industry, dive into mock negotiations, and issue-spot common problems in publishing contracts. Facilitated by seasoned comic book publishing attorneys, attendees will get a chance to issue-spot, draft, and engage in mock negotiations.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Transfer Pricing for Multinationals: Practical Insights for Attorneys

Transfer pricing is widely considered the most contentious and expensive tax issue facing multinational companies today. However, many companies struggle to navigate the competing requirements of the IRS and international tax authorities. This CLE course will provide insights into how attorneys can identify and assess client global transfer pricing issues from a practical perspective. The course explains the requirements of Section 482, Section 6662 documentation standards, and the O...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Representing Comic Book Creator Clients

In this CLE course, we present an overview of the comic book industry over the past two years, highlight new areas of litigation and transactional work, and provide the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. We will explore new distribution models, NFTs, and myriad new cases impacting the comic book and graphic novel publishes and the attorneys who represent them. We will also be addressing diversity and inclusion topics key to representing clients in the comic book...

General Credits
3.25
Price$150

Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer and DRE in a DWAI Drugs Case

This CLE lecture is focused on assisting attorneys navigate DWAI Drugs cases and effectively represent their clients. At the outset, this presentation will describe the strategies involved in cross-examining the arresting officer along with providing practical examples. With the assistance of a former Drug Recognition Expert, we will then turn from the arresting officer to cross-examining the DRE. We will discuss the DRE protocol and how the DRE is able to determine the appropriate dru...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Patent Process for the Curious: What Lawyers Need to Know

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Considerations for Counseling IRC Section 1031 Exchanges

This CLE course will highlight the Rules of Professional Conduct as they may intersect with 1031 Exchanges. The presentation will include: competency, scope of representation, conflict of interest issues and selection considerations of the Qualified Intermediary. Throughout the presentation, case-studies will be discussed.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

International Joint Ventures: Problems, Solutions and Approaches

This CLE course provides an overview of the legal aspects of cross-border joint ventures (JVs). It covers the basic “nuts-and-bolts” of JVs, such as purpose, capital contributions, governance and management, veto rights and minority protections, profit distributions, transfer restrictions, exit strategies and dispute resolution, but aims to do so specifically in the cross-border or international context. That means also addressing cultural and foreign law issues, repatriation of profit...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Discovery in a Tractor Trailer Case

What do you do when a major truck crash case calls your office? This CLE will walk you through the critical steps that must be taken immediately to ensure a successful recovery in the truck crash litigation. Along the way, the CLE will address court orders seeking the restriction of movement of exigent evidence, as well as templates for the preservation of vital documents, and how to use Freedom of Information Act requests to your advantage.

General Credits
1
Price$50

NFL Contract Advisors: So You Want to Be An Agent

A big part of sports law is getting agents ready for the obligations of managing high-profile clients. And that’s where lawyers come in. NFL Contract Advisors covers NFLPA certification requirements, agent eligibility, standards of conduct and prohibited actions; key points of agent-player contracts and player-team contracts, and the NFL’s personal conduct policy. And most importantly, we’ll look at some recent episodes of “bad client behavior” in the NFL (aka – The 3 AM Phone Call). S...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

I Want the Truth! How to Use Impeachment Effectively In Court

This CLE course will provide an overview of how to do effective impeachment of a witness under the Federal Rules of Evidence. This course will provide an analysis of the relevant rules of evidence, the major methods of impeachment, and how do conduct an effective impeachment of a witness. This course will also provide real world examples of impeachment during a trial.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Meteorology and the Law: Hazardous Weather Preparedness and Litigation

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Man Your Battle Stations: Construction Claims & Successful Resolution

You may have known this moment was coming. There were plenty of indications along the way as the work proceeded. You may have instructed your client to keep the right kind of records and compose the right kind of letters as the work proceeded, and hoped your instructions were followed. Or, you may have been introduced late to the project and now are faced with the familiar “it is what it is” when it comes to how your client has handled the situation and the available documentation. E...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

E-Discovery Primer for the Luddite and Anti-Technology Practitioner

This CLE course will cover E-Discovery basics and process. The program will focus on the Federal Rules which impact E-Discovery, data preservation and the litigation/legal hold, a review of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and early case assessment, document gathering and review, including forensics, document collection, processing, predictive coding, review, and analysis. The topics of social media and attorney due diligence will also be discussed. There will be an ove...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Professionalism in Challenging Practice Areas

Maintaining high standards of professionalism is important throughout the practice of law but perhaps even more so in challenging practice areas such as high conflict litigation, criminal practice, and immigration. Having a written philosophy of lawyering and living not only adds value and meaning to a lawyer’s work, but also benefits clients and society, providing a paradigm through which lawyers can practice professionally and exceed the minimum standards set forth under the ethics rules....

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Direct Examination and Cross Examination: A Practitioner's Primer

An overview of the basic principles of direct and cross examination for the newer practitioner. This CLE presentation covers theories of story-telling and persuasion, the ethics of preparing and examining witnesses, and the organization the purpose, substance, structure, tactical considerations, problem areas, and common “Do’s and Don’ts” of direct and cross examination.

General Credits
3
Price$150

Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in Your Case

Experts need to work hand-in-hand with the client’s legal counsel to ensure that all parties are on the same page with regard to the scope of services given the nature of the particular case concerning the issues, quality and quantity of documentation available, theories of liability, causation and damages and the ability to convey “the good, the bad and the ugly” regarding the likelihood of success so that legal counsel and the client can go forward in the best interest of the client....

General Credits
1
Price$50

So You Really Want To Mediate?

When asking for money damages in civil actions, there are certainly good reasons and appropriate times to look for potential resolutions of litigation before going to trial. There are many beneficial and useful ADR forums, such as Mediation or Binding Arbitration, that can be used to obtain a fair and cost-friendly resolution. This course will explore not only the benefits of a Non-Binding Mediation and other similar Mediation options, some of which are unique and even “out of the box”...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Overview of FinTech Regulation and Compliance

A very high-level overview of some of the issues and challenges facing attorneys representing companies that are utilizing new technology to improve and automate the delivery of financial services (FinTech). Overview of the core principles and regulatory regimes in the United States governing key aspects of financial services including banking, securities, funds, money transmission, commodities, and anti-money laundering, and how these affect the operations of FinTech companies....

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Supreme Court Opens a New World of College Athletics

After a 7-year saga, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in one of the most significant sports law cases of our time. In a 9-0 opinion, the justices in NCAA v. Alston rejected the NCAA's argument that educational compensation restrictions were entitled to antitrust deference and upheld both the district court and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals injunction that concluded that educational compensation restrictions violated Section 1 of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. This seminar will examine t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Making Adverse Witnesses a Free Expert Witness

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Key Points for Success in Virtual Mediation

Our Panel will discuss how the new remote communication process works, and affects the approach and strategies in mediations, including: What are the dynamics of remote mediations? What if your client is remote as well; does that change your ability to communicate and if so how? Using the private "Zoom Rooms" to have confidential meetings. How remote mediations expand the process and add to the information base. Suggestions for making the remote process work better than even when all are...

General Credits
1
Price$50

For Those Who Dare: Practical Legal Approaches to Funding Start-Up Companies

Helping fund start-up companies can be a high wire act. It is exhilarating, but it requires practical and nimble approaches to balance the provision of quality legal work with the demands of limited time, money and other resources. This course addresses various types and stages of funding, from bootstrapping to priced equity rounds. It also addresses related topics that help prepare start-ups, and best position them, for successful fundraising efforts.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Gambling: The "Secret" Addiction

Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers. What about that “other” addiction – Gambling ? In 2018, the United States Supreme Court, in Murphy vs. NCAA, held that sport...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Anatomy of a Dental Malpractice Action

The focus of this course is dental malpractice civil lawsuits. We will look at recent malpractice trends such as frequency, awards and types of claims against dentists. Topics will include the standard of care, informed consent and informed refusal. We’ll explore reasons why patients sue their dentists. Tort reform will be surveyed, particularly limits on non-economic and special damages. Because dental malpractice actions typically do not have a high monetary value, the course wi...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Federal Court A-Z: Everything You Wanted to Know About Federal Court

This CLE course will introduce the inexperienced lawyer to the ins and outs of federal court litigation and provide the experienced litigator with a timely refresher. We will deal with each of the central topics in litigating a case in federal court, paying particular attention where necessary and providing helpful tips and tricks along the way. This course will examine all facets of litigating a case in federal court, from first filing to final verdict. We invite you to join us on t...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Turnkey Real Estate Investments as Securities

Turnkey real estate investments have become extremely popular across the country for promoters and investors alike. The question is whether a turnkey real estate investment is nothing more than a vanilla real estate deal, or a security in disguise. The objective of this course is to clarify that description for real estate, securities and general practitioners.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Total Disability: Everything You Need To Know

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Ethical Considerations in Conducting Investigations

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Every-Day Ethics and Playing By The Rules

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Legal Issues Relating to Artificial Intelligence and Inventions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Batson v. Kentucky and the Continuing Challenge of Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

Prosecutors continue to strike people of color in jury selection, resulting in all-white juries even in jurisdictions with diverse populations that include many people of color. Prosecutors give trivial reasons for their strikes, often reading them off lists of “approved race-neutral reasons.” Judges routinely approve the reasons. There is a growing recognition that Batson has completely failed to prevent discrimination. Some states have adopted other approaches to prevent discriminati...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

10 Clauses Fiduciaries Hate

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Selling a Family Business

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Fiduciary Responsibility Related to Art Assets

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Investment Strategies for Trusts

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Unequal Inheritances: A Final Parental Communication

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Jury Selection In Civil Cases: What You Need To Know

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Law for Criminal Defense Attorneys

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Trial Preparation Skills: Personal Injury Cases

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Alphabet Soup of Employment Laws

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Advanced Strategies for Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50
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