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Section 230: Kings of the Internet

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

General Credits
1
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
Price$50

Litigating False Claims Act Cases

The False Act (FCA) is a statute allowing citizens to sue in the name of the government to recover monies owed because of fraud or "false claims." FCA cases are filed under seal and not initially served on the Defendants; this gives government lawyers an opportunity to investigate the claims and determine whether to intervene and thus take responsibility for the action. In recent years there has been an expansive use of the statute and in many cases the government is leaving it to private co...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Ethics of Legal Writing

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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
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
Price$50

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
Price$50

The Regulation of Private and Foreign Funds in the Age of Cryptocurrency

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

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
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
1.5
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
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

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
1.5
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
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
1.5
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

Labor & Employment Update From A-Z: American Disabilities Act (ADA) to Zoom Calls and Everything in Between

This CLE course will consider updates and developments in labor and employment law, both New York State and Federal. Specific topics will include: Vaccination Policies COVID Issues The New York State Sick Leave Law The NY Heroes Act Wage and Hour Law Updates Discrimination Issues Workers’ Compensation Unemployment Insurance and other labor and employment issues, topics and strategies.

General 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
1.5
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
1.5
Price$75

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
1.5
Price$75

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
2.5
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....

Prof. & Civility
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
3.5
Price$175

Increasing Revenue for Your Clients and Yourself Through Franchising

The purpose of this CLE course is to show you how you can increase the revenue of both your client and yourself through franchising. The lecture describes the advantages of franchising, the success of franchising in the United States, the types of businesses that can be franchised, what is involved in establishing a franchise system, the registration requirements of various states, the Franchise Disclosure Document, your duties as a franchise attorney and your options as a franchise a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
Price$50

Changing the Landscape of Diversity, Inclusion & the Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

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

Prof. & Civility
1
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

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
1.5
Price$75

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
Price$50

Remote Legal Work in the Post-Pandemic Age

The Pandemic has finally taught lawyers, even the most technologically averse, that they can work from just about anywhere. But have the law and professional responsibility rules kept pace? In this program, we will explore the disconnect between the reality of remote practice and the applicable legal and ethical rules. We will use hypotheticals to discuss the key issues, such as virtual law offices, working remotely across state lines, in-state law office requirements, and more....

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Starting Your Own Firm & Scaling It

If you are interested in starting your own firm but do not know what it entails or where to begin, this lecture will provide you with essential advice and tips. Attorney Matthew Rappaport will walk you through the entire process from launching your own firm (including how to leave your old firm) and traps to avoid when you launch your new firm. This CLE presentation will guide you on how to approach dealing with your first clients and how to scale your business efficiently and effect...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
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

Client Intakes: Tips for Effective Sign-Ups

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Privacy Law & Policy: Keeping Clients Out of Regulators’ Crosshairs

In today’s evolving patchwork of privacy laws, every consumer-facing business is under growing compliance pressure as states take aim at consumer issues through general privacy laws like California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and enhanced state data breach laws. This session will provide a general overview of current and emerging federal and state privacy regulations. It will also provide strategies and best practices for identifying potential privacy gaps and advising clients on compliance...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Basics of IRA Taxation & Investment Rules

This CLE course will provide a detailed review of the basic taxation rules of all IRAs, including the Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, and SIMPLE IRA and will also cover the prohibited transaction and unrelated business taxable income rules as they apply to retirement accounts. The course will explore the history of the U.S. retirement system, concept of tax deferral, as well as detail the contribution, distribution, and other related tax rules regarding each specific IRA. The cours...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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
Price$50

Attorney Professionalism and Social Justice: Why We All Should Be Engaged

This seminar is designed to give the practitioner a road map of why and how it is important for all lawyers to engage on social justice issues, given that we are living amidst 3 pandemics: COVID19, Police Brutality and Voter Suppression. As professionals and officers of the Court, our communities rely on us to be leaders and give them guidance especially during a crisis. This engagement may not necessarily occur at the office (even if operating remotely) as many of us are leaders in...

Prof. & Civility
1
Price$50

Luck Favors the Prepared: Successfully Preparing Your Firm to Address Questions from Clients on Data Security & Privacy

In the current patchwork of cybersecurity and data privacy legal requirements, it can be challenging for a professional organization to create a comprehensive privacy and security program that complies with the various (and sometimes conflicting) legal requirements and contractual obligations imposed by clients. More and more, clients are viewing the law firms and accounting firms they are using as “vendors” obligating those professional organizations to respond and comply with vendor manageme...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Are they Listening? Electronic Surveillance: The Basics of Wiretap Defense

Are they listening? Yes, law enforcement is often listening to your client’s communications and using them to mount a prosecution against your client with his own words. Understanding the federal electronic surveillance statute is vital to defending both state, which is frequently tailored after the federal statute, and federal electronic surveillance prosecutions. This course provides a basic overview of the federal statute and highlights opportunities to attack electronic surveillanc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
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

The Biden Administration Environmental Agenda

On his first day in office President Biden ordered many changes to the Trump environmental rules and pledged sweeping changes to the federal environmental and natural resources regulations. These initiatives will cover many areas particularly climate change. We will review the most significant items including climate change, other Clean Air Act initiatives and new directions for Clean Water Act, waste management and Endangered Species Act regulations.

General 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

Quid Pro Quo for Charitable Gifts

A quid pro quo (QPQ) gift is a payment made partly as a contribution and partly in consideration for goods or services provided to the donor by the charity (for example, a fundraising banquet, when a donor’s payment to when a donor’s payment to a charity exceeds the cost of the meal). Special rules apply regarding deductions for QPQ gifts. Speakers will take you through the requirements so you can keep your clients out of trouble and help them get a charitable deduction.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Third Annual Litigation Ethics Summit

Applying ethics rules during litigation is hard in normal times. Applying ethics rules in times of upheaval and downward pressure on fees is even harder. How has work-from-home increased compliance risk? How should we handle aggressive opposing counsel? Where’s the line between lying and puffery in settlement discussions? How can firms and clients ethically deploy litigation funding sources in a down economy? To understand your obligations and manage these and other risks you need to keep up w...

Ethics Credits
3.5
Price$175
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