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35 Tips for Attorney Professionalism

The Model Rules, as adopted, are quite clear in their mandates for attorneys, describing the responsibilities that attorneys must accept and the prohibitions by which they must abide. They elucidate quite definitely the What of ethical requirements, but are understandably light on the practical How of complying well and effectively, especially in the day-to-day details of practicing law. This CLE Program is created and presented by a 40+ year veteran of practice in a wide variety of rol...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

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

Advanced Tax Planning Techniques

This CLE presentation will cover creative, cutting-edge tax planning techniques currently used by leading tax professionals. The discussion will include a number of sophisticated and contemporary planning strategies drawing on various partnership, real estate, corporate, international, individual and estate tax rules. In addition, we will touch on common tax planning obstacles, including judicial doctrines and disclosure rules, and will focus on planning techniques and structures.

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

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

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$100

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

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
2.25
Price$100

Drafting Basic Wills, Trusts and Advance Directives

Learn from a panel of experts what you need to know to draft basic wills, basic trusts as well as advance directives. Topics to be covered include: Will Drafting 101 Due Execution from a Litigator’s Perspective Advance Directives: Living Wills, Health Care Proxy and General Powers of Attorney, Nomination of a Guardian Drafting Basic Trusts

General Credits
3.25
Price$150

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

Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel

This informative CLE course will provide a complete overview of professional responsibility issues that may arise for in-house counsel on a day-to-day basis. The course will explain the rules that govern privileged information, e-discovery, contact with former employees and potential conflicts of interest. The course will include problem-solving techniques to resolve critical problems that often arise.

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Ethical Issues in Criminal Practice

Ethical issues force themselves on the busy lawyer amidst the whirlwind of an extremely contentious criminal trial. Sometimes they arise before trial-or even before a crime- occurs. Unfortunately, many practicing lawyers are unable to recognize ethical issues when they arise, largely because they are rarely clear-cut. However, it is the responsibility the attorney, under the rules of professional conduct, to find a straightforward resolution to any ethical dilemma that arises in a criminal cas...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

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

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

Heckerling Highlights, Key Tips and Insights: Advice From the Experts in Uncertain Times

The Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning is the largest and most respected estate planning conference of the year. This one hour CLE presentation will provide an overview of many of the recent developments and planning ideas discussed at this major conference. The handout materials include a 140 page summary of many of the presentations at this program.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Hot Button Issues in Employment Law

This program will explore cutting-edge issues and recent developments in employment law. A panel comprised of senior in-house and outside counsel, along with the Brooklyn Regional Director of the NLRB will have a lively discussion, where active audience participation will be encouraged, on topics including: Critical issues that arise with respect to the use of social media and email in the workplace Recent developments in the ongoing debate on classifying workers as independent contrac...

Total Credits
2.25
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Hot Topics in Copyright Law

This CLE program will focus on the current state of copyright law. Listen to a star-studded panel from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz's IP Litigation Group as they present a rundown of the latest developments. Topics include: Copyright ownership of film, video and other content Defending small copyright claims Copyright ownership of graffiti and other “street” art Star Athletica and ownership of cheerleader uniform designs and other fashion executions Recent cases affecting copyrig...

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

Hot Topics in Securities Law: Part 1

This securities CLE series will provide you with a high-level overview of the latest developments in this area. Covering a wide variety of topics, this series includes the following topics: Bonds: 2017 and Beyond Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices (Medium and Large Firm Focus) Effective Practices for Working With Senior Investors Hot Topics in AML Suitability Considerations Cybersecurity Threats and Loss Prevention Enforcement Developments

General Credits
6.75
Price$250

Hot Topics in Securities Law: Part 2

This securities CLE series will provide you with a high-level overview of the latest developments in this area. Covering a wide variety of topics, this series includes the following topics: Outsourcing and Vendor Management Detecting, Preventing, and Investigating Fraud and Misappropriation Institutional Sales and Trading Compliance Concerns Lessons Learned From Recent AML Enforcement Actions Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions Social Media and Digital Communi...

General Credits
8
Price$250

How Did this Lease Land on my Desk? The Lawyer’s Guide to the Business of Commercial Real Estate Leasing

Obtaining a commercial office lease may seem to be the simplest part of opening and running a business. But the major clauses in a typical lease can greatly impact your day-to-day business. This CLE program will explain the most common clauses of a typical commercial office lease and how to ensure the best lease for your client. The course will also delve into the strategies necessary to negotiate a lease before an attorney needs to intervene.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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 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
2.25
Price$125

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

Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in U.S. v. Salman on the Law of Insider Trading

The Dec 6, 2016 court ruling in US v Salman clarifies the “personal benefit” requirement and eases the government’s burden of proving insider trading cases. But how does this impact other decisions such as US v Newman and the prosecution of future insider trading cases? While the government need not show that the tipper has received something of tangible value, it raises the question of when the relationship between tipper and tippee reaches the level which would satisfy this lesser “personal...

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

Jury Selection: Strategies for Winning Your Case

Are there strategies to select jurors favorable to your case? How can you recognize "dangerous" jurors? Are you selecting or de-selecting a jury? These issues and more will be explored in this CLE program, designed for both the young attorney as well as the seasoned trial attorney. Highlights include the use of rhetorical questions to plant the seeds of your case, arming jurors for deliberations, as well as uncovering and neutralizing bias.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Issues of Social Media & Advertising in the US and Around the Globe

Social media has opened vast new avenues for advertising through channels that can cross the globe in a matter of keystrokes. But with these new opportunities come the rules and regulations that guide the type of advertising permissible, whether it relates to advertising text and images or usability and transparency. This CLE course will explore the ins and outs of social media advertising including issues of jurisdiction when advertising overseas, referral based advertising and the ub...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Managing Construction Risks

Property damage, personal injury, schedule delays, liens and unanticipated costs. Construction projects involve risks, and managing those risks is essential to the successful completion of every project. Join Tannenbaum Helpern construction attorneys and an industry expert for a discussion, including real-world examples, of essential tools that owners can use to anticipate, allocate, control and minimize construction risk. The discussion will cover essential contract provisions, importa...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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
1.5
Price$75

Personal Privacy, Immigration, iPhone Confidentiality vs. National Security...

Join us for our second annual program that seeks to inform the public, lawyers, and national security practitioners about the continuing balancing act between personal privacy rights and national security. Using a panel discussion format, we will take a look at today's technological and world developments that are forcing our government to weigh personal privacy against a backdrop of protecting our national security from an ever growing and rapidly changing threat environment. Panels inc...

Total Credits
6
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

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
1.75
Price$75

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

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 Asset Protection Planning Continuum: Practical Steps for Estate Planning Lawyers

Asset protection planning is appropriate for every client, not only the wealthy surgeon or wealthy business owner creating an asset protection trust (APT). With the declining relevance of estate tax planning, and the possible repeal of the federal estate tax, estate planning is being transformed. Maximizing income tax basis on death will only hold modest allure for most clients. However, asset protection planning, is relevant to every client. The construct of an asset protection planning conti...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Basics of Estate Administration

The realm of estate administration is often accompanied by a variety of important and complex considerations. Designed to provide an overview of the estate administration, Attorney Jill Miller will guide attendees through an estate's life cycle while revealing the fundamental steps and action items for each phase. Ms Miller covers a wide range of topics including the necessary steps that should be taken at a decedent's death, proper document preparation to ensure a will is admitted to probate an...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

The Ethics of Deception

As lawyers, the most profound ethical issues we face generally arise not so much where the choice is between “good” and “bad,” or “right” and “wrong,” but, instead, where the issue compels us to choose between two (or sometimes more) competing “goods” so that by choosing the one we necessarily abandon the other. Indeed, as we see in this program, the core ethical values of our profession force these decisions because they impose fundamentally conflicting duties upon us, and compel us, theref...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

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
1.75
Price$75

The Marijuana Driving Case: What Defense & Prosecution Need to Know

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 through fa...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Trial: Part 1, Winning Techniques

This CLE program presents winning strategies that Tom Liotti has learned as a rough and tumble New York lawyer who has successfully tried all types of cases throughout the nation. You will learn his secrets and tricks of the trade and share in his motivation for doing justice. The program is an indispensable guide for the trials of civil and criminal cases by one of the nation’s premier, high profile lawyers.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

The Trial: Part 2, Tricks of the Trade

This CLE program presents winning strategies that Tom Liotti has learned as a rough and tumble New York lawyer who has successfully tried all types of cases throughout the nation. You will learn his secrets and tricks of the trade and share in his motivation for doing justice. The program is an indispensable guide for the trials of civil and criminal cases by one of the nation’s premier, high profile lawyers.

General Credits
3
Price$150

Trademarks and Branding: What In-house Counsel Needs to Know

With the proliferation of advertising on the Internet and social media it is more important than ever for companies to protect their trademarks and other branding campaigns. Join our "all-star" panel of corporate counsel for a conversation focusing on licensing, international filing trends, litigation and infringement issues and other issues of interest to in-house counsel.

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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
1.25
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$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

Your Witness: The Art of Direct Examination

Today, a great deal of time and emphasis are placed on CCTV footage and DNA testing. And yet, cases – both Civil and Criminal – are about real people and real witnesses. Their stories and positions are told through their testimony – and through their direct examinations. While by no means exhaustive, this CLE program will guide the practitioner in crafting, planning, and preparing powerful testimony.

General Credits
1
Price$50


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