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Opening Arguments

Opening arguments are arguably the most important part of your case. In this CLE program, learn case framing techniques to maximize the effectiveness of your opening argument. Specifically, Jaime Koziol Delaney will explain the case framing technique that involves the following elements: Risks Rules Right Way What Happened Here (Wrong Way) Harms/Losses Attacking Defense excuses Damages Jaime will use a case example to explain how she recently used the above model in a medic...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Commercial Arbitration Clauses for Business Lawyers

Commercial arbitration is an adjudication process that is generally intended to be a cost efficient, expeditious and less combative alternative to court litigation. Most commercial arbitrations evolve from a formal written agreement between parties to commercial transactions, which include an arbitration clause. Unfortunately, the arbitration clause is often relegated to the “boiler plate” which is not given much attention by parties or their counsel…and that lack of attention may lead to unfo...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

In 2018 the vast majority of businesses sponsor a website intended to help market their goods and services. Most of these websites include a section denominated as “Terms of Use” or “Terms of Service.” The Terms of Use purport to act as a contract between website sponsor and the users. That contract can be very important to all website sponsors, but especially so for websites where goods are sold. Unfortunately, the Courts have held that Terms of Use will not be enforceable unless certain proc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Peculiar and Difficult or Mentally Ill? What are Judges and Lawyers to do When Mental Illness Affects the Courtroom?

This CLE program is designed to educate lawyers and judges about how to identify mental illness in the courtroom, what steps to take to ensure orderly proceedings without trampling rights and what resources are available. Some of the topics to be addressed include: how to identify mental illness that interferes with a litigant’s rights and when it is time for the court or attorney to intervene how the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program works in Housing Court; what steps can be taken in...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

Alternative Investments and Current Issues

This CLE program discusses rules governing alternative investments, REITs and private placements. This session emphasizes the importance of understanding product features, characteristics and possible risks for purposes of suitability determinations. This program will also provide guidance on steps firms can take to comply with their due diligence and supervisory obligations. Panelists discuss the features of popular and new forms of complex products and their role in portfolio diversification...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Compliance Effective Practices for Institutional Firms

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations of institutional firms, and issues that result in a cautionary letter. Industry practitioners discuss their experience during examinations and taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common examination deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and how to create effe...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices

This CLE program will include a discussion of common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations. The program will also provide guidance on taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common exam deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discuss common findings in various regulatory areas and related supervisory deficiencies. Identify controls, procedures and processes that member firms are inco...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices (Medium and Large Firm Focus)

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA examinations of medium and large firms.. Industry practitioners discuss taking proactive compliance measures and corrective action in response to examination deficiencies and recommendations. Senior FINRA staff discuss the exam process from their perspective and provide examples of best practices. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and effective practice...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Detecting, Preventing and Investigating Fraud and Misappropriation

This CLE program provides information regarding current fraud schemes from the front line regulators. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand emerging trends in securities fraud and identify potential threats. Identify potential red flags associated with different types of financial fraud. Know whom to contact to report potential fraud.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Effective Processes for Suspicious Activity Monitoring and Investigations

This CLE program provides guidance on suspicious activity monitoring and investigations in AML (anti-money laundering). Panelists discuss how to establish and implement policies and procedures as well as obligations for firms. Attendees will gain an understanding of the anti-money laundering regulations and steps firms can take to protect their organization. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand AML program requirements. Discuss efficient practices on identifyi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enforcement Initiatives, Developments and Priorities

This CLE session provides an overview of the newly restructured Enforcement department, including how the department works with examination and surveillance groups across FINRA to develop Enforcement matters. The session will highlight some of the changes that Enforcement has recently implemented to its business process. Panelists will also discuss developments and trends in enforcement, including enforcement priorities and the principles that guide Enforcement’s decision-making. Panelists h...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Implementing a Risk-Based Program and Identifying Red Flags

This CLE program provides guidance on implementing an effective risk-based branch office inspection program. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand FINRA’s Member Regulation Department’s approach to executing risk-based cycle and branch exams. Gain insight into how member firms prepare for, facilitate and learn from risk-based regulatory examinations along with effective practices from the FINRA perspective. Understand how FINRA uses technology, tools and data...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Market Regulation Priorities: Detecting and Preventing Misconduct

This CLE program provides updates on market regulation priorities, including current initiatives and rulemaking. This session focuses on market regulation priorities and sweeps. Panelists will share thoughts on equities, options and fixed income compliance programs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand Market Regulations’ initiatives, priorities and significant matters. Discuss major developments in equities, fixed income and options markets surveillance. D...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions

This CLE program will provide guidance on effective practices for monitoring outside business activities and supervising private securities transactions. FINRA panelists discuss common OBA deficiencies found during examinations. Panelists share effective practices regarding policies and procedures for identifying, documenting and disclosing OBAs. FINRA will also discuss the recently proposed rule changes related to OBAs and PSTs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Unde...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Suitability, Supervision and Surveillance

This CLE program addresses key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. Panelists discuss key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. They provide practical advice on how firms and registered representatives can better understand customers and securities in order to comply with the suitability rule. They also discuss the intersection of suitability requirements with recent timely industry issues, such as senior customers, sales of complex products, IRA rollovers,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Working Together to Protect Senior Investors

This CLE program provides guidance on identifying and responding to issues and concerns of clients who are or will soon be seniors. Join representatives from regulatory agencies and firms to discuss rules and laws promulgated to assist firms in protecting senior clients, and others who may experience signs of diminished capacity, from financial abuse. Panelists will share techniques around staff and advisor education as well as effect operational practices. After attending this session, y...

General Credits
1
Price$50

41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 1

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner, has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, mediators and medical experts for the 41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. Day 1 will focus on Preparing for the Trial and cover such topics as: Civil Pre-Trial Practice: Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury Litigation Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants Conference and Settlement and Mediation in Commercial and Personal Injury Cases Court...

General Credits
6.25
Price$225

41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 2

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner, has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, mediators and medical experts for the 41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. Day 2 will focus on The Trial. Topics to be covered include: Ethics and Civility in Litigation Practice Voir Dire: Selecting Diverse Juries, Professionalism How to Conduct a Voir Dire: Interactive Demonstration Direct and Cross Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$225

Nailing the 30 Min Consultation

This CLE program will discuss the benefits of offering a free consultation to potential clients along with strategies and red flags to look for to maximize your time as an attorney. The free consultation is a great way to get in front of the potential client and it is also an opportunity to qualify them as a client you would like to help. We will look at a proven game plan to conduct a meeting in 30 minutes and walk away with a client you feel confident you can help get to financial freedom....

General Credits
1
Price$50

Pursuing FDCPA Violations

This CLE course will discuss the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a consumer credit protection act that aims to promote fairness in the collection of debts. Commonly refereed to as FDCPA, these violations are more prevalent then you think. By listening to your clients and educating them on the violations, you can uncover another way to protect them while providing additional revenue for your practice. We will detail a streamlined process that has proven success in going after these violati...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Law of Bank Payments

This CLE course will discuss various issues concerning payments made by or through banks. Covered are laws concerning check and wire transfer payments made by and to consumers and businesses. Discussed are claims concerning such payments made against banks, and various bank defenses applicable to such claims. Also discussed are laws concerning payments collected through the Federal Reserve Banks and government regulation of payments concerning internet gambling.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Advanced Planning with Trusts

Starting with a general overview of trusts and fundamental concepts and issues common to all trusts, this CLE presentation will quickly advance to topics like revoking irrevocable trusts, keeping trusts flexible and retaining control through the use of trust protectors, special needs planning and asset protection planning. Topics include: Successfully Revoking Irrevocable Trusts Utilizing Trust Protectors Using Trusts for Premarital Planning Effectively Transferring Real Property t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Police Misconduct: Recent Developments under Section 1983

Whether you sue, defend, or advise law enforcement, this CLE program will keep you current on the use of force, and trends, controversies, and resources under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This program will cover District of Columbia v. Wesby and Kisela v. Hughes, the Supreme Court’s newest decisions on qualified immunity, and five other cases to be decided this year. You will learn the latest limitations on Taser and less lethal force; use of deadly force against Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDPs); the...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Trial Strategy: How to Ask Questions

Lawyers are too focused on what the answer is without focusing on the question. This CLE lecture focuses on the question. The question about what is your case about and the particular questions we should be asking of witnesses. The lecture also addresses direct examination, cross examination, and declaring a witness hostile.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Immigration Law: New Rules and New Challenges in Recruiting Global Talent

In the last year, companies facing an already competitive hiring market have faced new rules and new challenges in recruiting and retaining global talent. What have been some of the most important lessons from the last year and how should companies prepare for the year ahead? This CLE program will touch on Executive Orders and USCIS policy shifts that impact work visas including H-1B visas, business travel, and overall enforcement.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Essentials for Lease Drafting, Dealing with Problem Tenants & Doing So Ethically

This CLE course identifies and aims to give practical advice on the “hot button” issues that arise in landlord-tenant contexts. For landlords seeking to manage risks, on issues like tenant screening and security deposits, while avoiding common pitfalls such as discrimination claims and unenforceable penalties, this course identifies and gives practical examples of key lease provisions that will help a landlord effectively enforce its rights and remedies. The ethics of representing landlords...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

Ethical Considerations: Retainers and Disclaimers in Cannabis Law

This CLE course covers the emerging principles in the ethical representation of clients in cannabis related matters. Ms. Burke starts with a broad overview of laws and ethical rules that govern attorneys at both the federal and state level. She then narrows her focus onto specific aspects of the ABA, as well as New York’s recent guidance on attorney ethics as it relates to cannabis. Ms. Burke shares scenarios highlighting the difference between giving business advice and giving legal advise an...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Follow the Money: Legal Pitfalls of Investing in Cannabis

This CLE course will provide a broad overview regarding the wealth of opportunities that exist when thinking about investing in the cannabis industry, including breakdowns and industry overviews with current trends in mergers and acquisitions. This is followed by a discussion of regulatory and other key issues for U.S. investor clients including banking, 280E, and lack of research. The course continues with information about investing in cannabis abroad with a special focus on Canada and the p...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Owners’ Agreements for Start-Ups and Relatively New Companies

Every corporation or limited liability company with more than one owner should have a written agreement that, at the very least, sets forth the agreed terms respecting governance of the company. The most obvious of these are the pre-agreed terms as to how managerial decisions will be made and by whom. Many of these agreements also include buy-sell terms, i.e. terms that apply when an owner suffers a “Buy-Sell Event” such as death, disability, retirement, loss of license, etc. This CLE p...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Insurance Implications for Cannabis Lawyers

This CLE course will review how insurance works (or doesn’t work) in cannabis related business and what options attorneys have for advising their clients appropriately. Ms. Greenberg touches upon the types of insurance needed within cannabis industry niches.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction to Cannabis Law and Medical Programs

This CLE course begins with medical education from one of New York’s leading voices in medical cannabis, Dr. Bernie Lee, as he explains cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. Dr. Lee explains the important differences between THC and CBD: what they are, the effect of each on the human body, and why it matters when it comes to how marijuana is regulated through medical programs. Patricia Heer, Esq., follows Dr. Lee with a basic introduction into the legislation that has been enacted...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Litigation Strategies for Ending Prohibition

This CLE course begins with a historical overview of cannabis law in the United States, starting as far back as 1900 and bringing us to the present day – while highlighting key points along the way that shaped policy, perception, and laws regarding marijuana. Mr. Holland discusses and explains the different claims that have been made in attempt to reclassify cannabis including very recent, and somewhat confusing, judicial decisions. With an eye on the future, Mr. Holland shares his opinion abo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Marijuana Matters in the Workplace: Cannabis & Employment Law

This CLE course begins with an overview of marijuana use statistics as they relate to the workplace. Ms. Gluck focuses the discussion on the employer challenges that come with contradictions and overlapping rules regarding federal and state employment protections. Finally, Ms. Gluck shares insight regarding employer obligations to accommodate and provide leave for medical marijuana use, as well as best practices for employment policies.

General Credits
1
Price$50

NYS Compassionate Care Act, NJ Compassionate Use Act and Proposed Amendments

This CLE program features a panel of speakers discussing the NYS Compassionate Care Act, NJ’s Compassionate Use Act and its potential expansion. Expansion of the current medical program regulations will include additional qualifying conditions, expanded product lines, and the possibility of additional registered organizations (“dispensaries”). Topics include the process of patient registration, the challenges of being in business, and some of the legal & regulatory matters regarding bu...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Overview of Adult Use Legislation in New York & New Jersey

Moderated by Dr. Malik Burnett, this panel begins with Chris Alexander and Senator Krueger explaining New York’s pending Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”) followed by Amol Sinha speaking about New Jersey’s pending legalization bill. The discussion continues with current issues standing in the way of legalization and the instructors’ visions of what an inclusive, regulated cannabis industry looks like. Mr. Sinha explains the difference between legalization and decriminalization and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Protecting Your Cannabis Intellectual Property

This CLE course begins with an overview of how intellectual property law works and the various protections available through trademarks, copyrights, patents and licensing. Ms. Bernstein explains what types of cannabis business are federally prohibited from trademark protection and offers insight into other avenues available – and the issues that might arise – when you advise your clients on protect their cannabis related assets.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Realities of Regulation: Regulating Adult Use After Legalization

This CLE program is presented by Shaleen Title, Commissioner of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. She shares insight into the creation of the commission and their work in creating appropriate regulations within a complex political and economic structure. Commissioner Title shares insight with attendees regarding how regulations are actually shaped, what surprises she has faced, and lessons she has learned along the way.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

International Taxation: A Primer for Business and Immigration Lawyers

This CLE program will be a discussion on inbound taxation (foreigners doing business or investing in the U.S.). You will learn the important aspects such as income taxes applicable to non-resident aliens, pre-immigration planning, FIRPTA, and ownership structures for non-resident aliens. The discussion will also touch on the changes to international taxation brought about by the new tax act.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Rent Overcharges, Rent Regulatory Status and the Four Year Rule

This CLE program will impart a clear understanding of the meaning of the "four year rule", which is both a statute of limitations and a limit on review of rent history. The course will also review exceptions carved out by the Grimm case and its progeny, amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code and J51 (Roberts) cases. Lastly, the course will examine the Fair Market Rent appeals.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Deposition Whisperer: How to be the Alpha and Control the Room

This CLE program will assist attorneys in honing their deposition skills so as to better control witnesses and their adversary(s), while making their own client more comfortable. By sharing proven strategies, the program will provide an insight into how seasoned litigators and successful trial lawyers conduct depositions. The program further aims to help attorneys capitalize on opportunities often wasted in discovery, and in the process, maximize their chances of success in overall sc...

General Credits
2
Price$100

So Your Commercial Borrower Is In Default? Protecting your Security Interest

Banks, commercial lenders, private investors and loan holders are confronted with a number of important decisions when business owners default on their loan obligations and/or fall behind on their mortgage payments for their commercial property. New Jersey has seen an influx of foreclosures over the recent years. One way that lenders can protect their security interests in their respective properties is by instituting foreclosure proceedings to recover the properties at issue and engage in var...

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Defending The Notorious: A View From the Trenches

Along with the public’s fascination with notorious figures is their fascination with the attorneys who represent them. How can they represent such nefarious individuals? Why would they try to keep them from paying for their crimes? Foremost attorneys Ben Brafman, John Lauro and Jeffrey Schwartz take up this question and others in this riveting CLE course on the defense of notorious characters. The course will explain how an attorney builds a relationship with such a figure, how to design a strat...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Breaking Up the Home Without Losing the House: Intersection of Foreclosure and Divorce

It took two people to get the house, now that they are breaking up, how does one of them keep it? How do you keep one from sabotaging the other? What happens when one has to decide between the kids and the mortgage? All too often a foreclosure case involves a divorce, or a divorce involves a foreclosure. Major changes to divorce law took effect on January 1, 2018, and additional changes to child support that took effect on July 1, 2017. More of these changes are relevant to a foreclosu...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Venue Want to be Somewhere Else: Beginner's Guide to Arbitration

Arbitration isn't the panacea that some people think it is, and it can be more expensive than a court fight can. How much power do arbitration panels in Illinois have? How do you get out of a contract with an arbitration clause? How do you pick a good arbitration panel? What are the industry biases that arbitration panels demonstrate or are affected by? This CLE course will review the Illinois Uniform Arbitration Act (710 ILCS 5/1 et. seq.), and those contracts of yours that are not inv...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Less Stress, Better Advocacy: Practicing Mindfulness and Addressing Our Unconscious Bias

As lawyers, we face countless demands on our time, energy, and attention each and every day. This can cause us to feel overwhelmed, say things that we regret, and make poor decisions in our cases. In order to think more clearly and become better advocates for our clients, we can manage our stress with mindfulness and stop unconscious bias from undermining our decision-making. Join former public defenders, Pooja Kothari, Esq., unconscious bias facilitator and founder of Boundless Awarene...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver Country Employees Retirement Fund: What it Means; What We Can Expect

In a much-awaited decision on which courts and counsel have reached different conclusions for years, the United States Supreme Court held on March 20, 2018 that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”) does not strip state courts of jurisdiction over class action law suits brought exclusively under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “1933 Act”). The Supreme Court additionally held that SLUSA does not permit removal of class action claims brought solely under the 1933 Act...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Self-Settled Trusts After Wacker

The Supreme Court of Alaska just held that Alaska could not require that proceedings relating to the transfer of assets to an Alaska self-settled trust be before an Alaska court. The Court did not invalidate self-settled trusts created in that state as some commentators have suggested. The viability of Alaska (and other state) self-settled trusts shielding trust assets from the claims of the grantor’s creditors was not disturbed. This CLE program will explain why, with such high tempo...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

This CLE program presented by attorney Norman Arnoff, will discuss Legal Malpractice, Fiduciary Duty in the legal profession and how the legal profession's concepts and standards of fiduciary duty can be adapted to the capital markets and the financial services industry. He outlines the elements of legal malpractice (1) attorney client relationship; (2) breach of the duty of care; (3) causation ("but for" or proximate cause) and (4) cognizable economic damages (and not pain and suffering or d...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Private Foundations vs. Donor Advised Funds: The Pros and Cons

This CLE program presented by Andrew Katzenberg, will compare private foundations to donor advised funds. The discussion will include an explanation of what each entity is, how they can be used and the pros and cons of each. Andrew will also discuss changes enacted by the current tax code (as well as other laws) as well as possible changes on the horizon.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Medicaid Planning and Trusts: Planning for Your Client’s Incapacity

This informative CLE program presented by Ronald A. Fatoullah and Elizabeth Forspan will discuss the latest developments in Elder Law and Medicaid planning including eligibility rules and common techniques used to protect assets against the prohibitive cost of long term care. The course will also discuss the tax consequences of Medicaid Trusts including income taxes, estate taxes and real estate tax exemptions as well as transfers of real property, liquid assets and basis issues.

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Estate Planning and Charitable Giving after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Charitable giving will be hit hard by the new tax law. Estimates are that donations might drop by $14 Billion because of the Tax Cut Jobs Act of 2017. How did the new law change charitable giving? What planning strategies should average donors, wealthy donors, and ultra-high net worth donors pursue? How should development officers reframe charitable giving conversations with prospective donors? How can non-grantor trusts be used to salvage a full charitable contribution deduction? Bunching ded...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Conduct a Comprehensive Client Consultation and Intake for your Matrimonial or Family Law Client

This CLE course will go through what questions to ask, what answers to give and how to issue spot and strategize with a prospective client through a mock client consultation. A client consultation is an attorney’s chance to set him or herself apart from other attorneys to not only win the client, but also gathering the information an attorney needs to strategize and effectively represent the individual. Family Law issues are often emotionally charged and this course will address issues relat...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Advertising Law in the United States and Around the Globe

This CLE program, which will include lawyers from many countries discussing using influencers, conducting global sweepstakes and contests, and timely updates about key issues facing advertisers conducting social media campaigns in the United States and around the world.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Ethical Tips for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

It is important for all lawyers to stay abreast of ethical rules and considerations, but it can be especially tricky for small firm and solo practitioners who are in the trenches with client contact while also juggling firm management, business development, and increasing caseloads. This CLE course will teach practical steps for small firm and solo practitioners to navigate ethical dilemmas and legal malpractice claims through an engaging presentation and hypotheticals based on real life situa...

Ethics Credits
2.75
Price$150

Planning for Real Estate Owners: Advanced Strategies for Attorneys

Tax considerations often drive decisions in the real estate world. Whether it’s optimization of income tax, gift tax, or estate tax treatment, real estate owners are particularly sensitive to the impact taxes may have on their activities. This CLE program explores how advisors can expand their arsenals to include the widest possible range of techniques when working with clients who have substantial real estate holdings.

General Credits
1
Price$50

2017 Revisions to AIA Documents

Hear from a panel of experts about the recent changes to the AIA documents, including a 2017 version of the A201 and how those changes will affect construction projects going forward. Topics to be discussed include: An overview on the history behind the revisions and an overall summary of the changes. A practical overview of the specific revisions that appear to be of greatest import to Owner and Contractor clients. How the AIA's push to incorporate “green” building, electronic data...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Insurance as a Tax, Financing and Capital Solution

Clients depend on their lawyers for creative solutions to risks they face in their day-to-day business, and to resolve roadblocks that prevent important transactions from closing. In this CLE course, Kenneth R. Pierce discusses the use of specialty insurance products to indemnify clients for potential tax liability, to facilitate the financing of alternative assets, and as a form of balance sheet capital for certain regulated companies. “Reps and warranties” insurance is now a standar...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Removing Gender Bias From Your Speech and Papers

In this CLE program, renowned legal author and homilist, Dov Treiman, uses his seminary education and homiletic background to train attorneys in the practical techniques to edit improperly gender specific writings into gender neutral writing. Eschewing the theoretical, Mr. Treiman makes this a tutorial less why one should and more how one can, while having fun, write papers and learn to speak in ways that are gender neutral, grammatically sound, and easy on the eye and ear.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Real Estate Implications of the Health Hazards of Tobacco Smoke

Landlord Tenant author and practitioner Dov Treiman lays out the legal implications of smoking, particularly secondhand smoke as it relates both to regulated and unregulated multifamily housing throughout New York State, with an eye towards the issues peculiar to New York City. In this one hour installment, Mr. Treiman covers: Real Property Legal Consequences of the Four Levels of Cigarette Smoking New York City Administrative Code §17-501 New York State Laws of 1989, Chapter 244 Tr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recollections of the Last Surviving Prosecutor: 70 Years Since Nuremberg

The trials at Nuremberg, where twenty two major Nazi criminals were prosecuted, was a pivotal historical event that had tremendous impact on international criminal law in the decades since. The trials, which sentenced twelve of the defendants to death, coincided with the larger global issue of how and when to prosecute crimes of aggression, who should prosecute these crimes and how to determine which crimes are actionable. This riveting CLE course, is led by none other than Benjamin Ferencz, who...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

School Discipline Basics for Attorneys

This CLE course will provide an overview of the laws applicable to the discipline of general education students and of students with disabilities (IEPs and 504s). The course is for school attorneys, parent attorneys, disability attorneys, educators, school board members, and attorneys in other practice areas who have an interest in school law and legally compliant student disciplinary procedures. In this guide to discipline of students you will learn about the laws that govern student discipli...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Challenges to Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Entities

Non-profit organizations provide tremendous services both to local communities and the federal government. They employ hundreds of thousands of workers, purchase goods and services and utilities, pumping untold millions into the local economy, and paying taxes while providing communities with health care, employment training, disaster relief, food for the homeless, counseling and much more. But what does it take to obtain non-profit status and how does that status impact tax exemptions?...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Cyber Risk Management: Legal Data Breach Live

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

The Inter-Firm Privilege and the Disciplinary Process: How to Protect Your Communications and Not Get Disciplined

It’s been a season of firsts for New York lawyers. In recent months a New York appellate court issued a landmark decision recognizing, for the first time, that certain communications between lawyers in a law firm may be protected by the attorney-client privilege (known as the inter-firm privilege). Additionally, the New York Court System adopted uniform rules for imposing attorney discipline, which is expected to bring some much-needed consistency to a process that has been known to change d...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Section 2704 Proposed Regulations: Practical Planning Implications and Opportunities

Long-anticipated Section 2704 Proposed Regulations could have a dramatic impact on estate planning by significantly restricting or eliminating valuation discounts. Within the broader context of the current political backdrop and possible election outcomes, this CLE presentation will review: What the proposed regulations mean How to identify and inform clients impacted What will change for 2016 year-end planning Are cascading GRATs still optimal? Practical planning suggestions for y...

General Credits
1
Price$50

FLSA Final Rule on Overtime: How to Ensure Compliance

Not only can the FLSA be very tricky, but in addition, the Department of Labor has now issued its long awaited Fair Labor Standards Act Final Rule. The last time that the FLSA was revised was back in 2004 and things have been the same for employers since that time. The Final Rule makes significant changes in which of your employees will now qualify to be “exempt” and therefore not entitled to overtime. More significant though is the fact that many of your employees who were previously treated as...

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

What to Say When You Receive a “Help Me!” Call: What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Defending Criminal Matters

Even if your practice never leads you to the courtroom, every attorney is bound to receive a middle-of the-night “help me!” call from a relative, friend, or acquaintance saying “I’ve been arrested! What should I do?” This CLE Course will arm you with the answers to that question. Join William McDonald, chair of the Criminal Defense department at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick in Long Island, New York, for a primer on how to advise clients about arrests, breathalyzers, and search warrants in t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Domestic and International Cross Border Practice of Law

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Employment Eligibility Verification: Form I-9 Compliance

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Special Education 101: The Basics of Special Education Law

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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$75

Matrimonial Law: Part 1: Initial Client Consultation; Grounds; Child Support and Maintenance; Domestic Violence

Gain an overview of what you need to know to practice matrimonial law from seasoned practitioners, a court attorney, a clerk of the court, a special referee and a matrimonial court judge. Topics include: Initial contact with clients; Consultation Sheet; Retainer Agreement; Clients Rights and Responsibilities Grounds; Jurisdiction and Service; Uncontested Divorce Forms Child Support and Maintenance; The New Maintenance Law Domestic Violence Issues; Part Procedures; The perspective of...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Matrimonial Law: Part 2: Prenuptial Agreements; Custody Issues; Equitable Distribution; and A View From the Bench

Gain an overview of what you need to know to practice matrimonial law from seasoned practitioners, a court attorney, a clerk of the court, a special referee and a matrimonial court judge. Topics include: Ins and Outs of the Matrimonial Office Prenuptual Agreements; Stipulations of Settlement; Separation Agreements Custody Issues; The Attorney for the Child Equitable Distribution A View From the Bench: How Contested Cases are Handled by the Court; Pitfalls for the Matrimonial Practi...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Ethics & Technology: E-Discovery, The Panama Papers, Attorney Liability for Hacks & Other Recent Developments

Along with looking at recent technological developments and their effect on confidentiality of proprietary information and the lawyer’s ethical responsibilities to protect it, this program will take a special look at e-discovery and the ethical ramifications of compliance or sanctions for lack thereof. Our panelists will also discuss the recent Panama Papers data leak and a lawsuit filed against an attorney in a real estate transaction for failing to send secure emails. Our expert pane...

Ethics Credits
2.75
Price$125

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case

Federal, state and local laws covering discrimination in the workplace have important procedural and substantive distinctions that all practitioners should be aware of. Topics include: EEO Agency Practice Drafting and responding to discrimination complaints Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff's and Defendant's perspective Summary Judgment, mediation and damage issues Strategies for litigation of discrimination cases

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Special Ethical Considerations for Judges and Legal Practitioners Who are Actively Involved in Houses of Worship

Join us for a fascinating discussion which will explore the ethical considerations surrounding the conduct and choices made by judges and practitioners who are actively involved in their houses of worship. The expert panel will discuss a series of hypotheticals that illustrate the types of situations that may arise and the considerations involved in resolving the dilemmas. Some of the areas to be explored include: involvement in extra-judicial activities at the house of worship; effect...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Finding, Keeping and Preventing Problems with Clients is as Easy as A,B,C

This unique CLE program by New York Tort lawyer and radio host Kenneth Landau will offer attorneys in all areas of practice over 100 Tips on Finding, Keeping and Avoiding problems with clients. You will learn how to educate clients about how you can be of help to them in resolving or preventing their legal problems. Best strategies for encouraging consultations, giving seminars and billing will also be covered. You will also learn the ten reasons why clients hate lawyers and how to...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Bankruptcy Law for Family Attorneys

This CLE course is designed to explain bankruptcy, the process and issues for the Family Law Practitioner. It is an essential beginner course for anyone who wants to learn about bankruptcy law and in particular how it relates to Family cases. The course includes a description of the various chapters, how to file a bankruptcy, the issues and a detailed account of bankruptcy petition and how it affects a divorce case. The course also provides strategies to use Bankruptcy law to benefit their cl...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Introduction to Family Law in New Jersey

This CLE course is designed to introduce and describe, in detail, how to practice family law in New Jersey. It is an absolute necessity for newly admitted attorneys or lawyers who want to learn how to practice family law and what to expect. The course describes the structure, process and practice tips for abuse and neglect cases, domestic violence, non-dissolution, child support and divorces. The course provides strategies to successfully represent clients in all aspects of family law and incl...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

An Introduction to Immigration Law: Day 1: Non-immigrant Categories; Labor Certification and Removal Proceedings

In these difficult economic times, immigration law reform continues to be a contentious issue. Gain an overview of what you need to know to practice immigration law successfully and how to obtain the proper immigrant visa or "green card" for your client. This first day focuses on Non-immigrant Work-related Visa Categories and Obtaining a Green Card. Agenda for Part 1 Introduction and Overview of Nonimmigrant Categories Introduction to Three of the Most Utilized Nonimmigrant Wo...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

An Introduction to Immigration Law: Day 2: Family-Based Immigration; Employment-Based Immigration; Political Asylum

In these difficult economic times, immigration law reform continues to be a contentious issue. Gain an overview of what you need to know to practice immigration law successfully and how to obtain the proper immigrant visa or "green card" for your client. Agenda for Part 2: Family Based Immigration Immigration Defense: Removal Proceedings Political Asylum Practical Tips and Advice

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Healthcare Arbitration Agreements: Developments in the Law, and Hurdles to Enforcement

Binding arbitration agreements between nursing homes and their residents have faced consistent hostility from courts and legislatures. Although the law in this area is rapidly evolving, for the moment, these agreements are fully enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act. This CLE presentation will provide an overview of arbitration agreements in the nursing home context, as well as practical suggestions for drafting and enforcing these agreements in court.

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

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

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
1.5
Price$75

Aging Clients: Estate and Longevity Planning

Every practitioner is aware that the population generally, and client base in particular, are aging. But what does this mean for estate and other planning? What new services can practitioners offer aging clients? Why do traditional planning and drafting techniques not meet the needs of many of our aging clients and how can you specifically plan and draft differently to address these issues? Why are durable powers of attorney insufficient planning for many aging clients? Why does the law not pr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate and Financial Planning Considerations that May Change How We Practice

Estate and financial planning are being transformed by a host of factors including the permanent higher exemptions, the aging population, evolving case law and new perspectives on practice. This CLE presentation explores a range of new planning ideas that can help transform how estate planning is practiced. For example, a new paradigm for gifting is presented which is very different from the traditional perspectives on how clients should gift. Practical legal, financial and drafting considera...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Essentials of Planning Before & After Death

Pre-mortem planning must address a range of issues that in many cases differ from those traditionally focused on by practitioners. Monitoring and properly exercising swap powers is critical for clients with irrevocable grantor trusts. Making gifts to use remaining gift and GST exemption may be warranted. For clients whose estates may be taxable maximizing discounts may be called for. While for smaller estates revising FLP and LLC governing documents to minimize or eliminate discounts might ins...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Building the Modern Family through Third Party Reproduction

For hundreds of years parentage laws in the United States have been grounded on the premise that a man and a woman must have “intimate relations” in order to conceive a child. Recent advances in medical technology have changed that paradigm and the child of the modern family is often conceived in a medical laboratory rather than in a bedroom. Conceiving a child the modern way may involve as many as six people in the process if the intended parents need donor eggs or sperm or a woman to gestat...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

An Overview of Construction Lien Law

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

A Review of the District of New Jersey Local Patent Rules

This seminar will focus on practicing before the District Court for the District of New Jersey with a special emphasis on the Local Patent Rules. Every practitioner in the New Jersey District court should be familiar with local practice issues. In this CLE seminar you will get insight into local practice and how the Local Rules impact your case. Further, this seminar will focus on the Local Patent Rules which set deadlines for patent specific matters.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate

The U.S. property market has become a popular destination for wealthy Chinese nationals seeking safe investment opportunities abroad. International real estate transactions implicate legal issues associated with the transfer of funds, taxes, corporate formation, reporting and disclosure requirements, national security and immigration. This CLE lecture will discuss legal strategies for addressing these issues proactively so as to avoid post-acquisition problems.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Direct and Cross Examination of Experts at Trial under New Jersey Law and Procedure

This CLE lecture will review the relevant Rules of Court and best practices under New Jersey law for preparing for and conducting direct and cross examinations of expert witnesses.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Franchise Law: Five Issues Facing Franchisors and Franchisees

Franchise Law is affecting many of the businesses ordinary Americans interact with on a daily basis. Whether it’s getting your coffee, having a sandwich, or buying a car, you are almost ensured to deal with a franchised business today. With popularity comes problems, and there are many issues facing franchisors and franchisees throughout the United States. This CLE lecture, “Franchise Law: Five Issues Facing Franchisors and Franchisees,” will focus on some of the more prevalent issues,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Conduct and Defend Expert Depositions under New Jersey Law and Procedure

This CLE lecture will review the relevant Rules of Court and best practices under New Jersey law for preparing your own expert witness for deposition; defending your expert’s deposition; and preparing for and conducting the deposition of the adverse expert witness.

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Decision by the Supreme Court of NJ on Fraud in a Medical Malpractice Policy

In DeMarco v. Stoddard, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a medical (podiatric) malpractice policy that was procured via fraud in the application could and should be rescinded ab initio, with the insurer not obligated to defend or indemnify the doctor. In so holding, the Court examined multiple issues, including the background of compulsory malpractice coverage in both New Jersey (where the malpractice occurred) and Rhode Island (where the policy was issued by a state-created entity)...

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

CPLR: Overview for the Novice Attorney and the Seasoned Professional

This CLE course covers recent case law and statutory changes involving New York Civil Practice. In particular, it covers areas of personal jurisdiction, service of process, subject matter jurisdiction, venue, pleadings, motion practice, statute of limitations and discovery. Recent cases include the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Damlier A.G v. Bauman and its possible long term effect on general jurisdiction (CPLR 301) in N.Y.S. There is also a discussion of the recent amendment to CPLR 3212...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What Every Company Should Know About Identifying and Preserving Documents For Litigation

Preservation of electronic materials continues to be a hot topic, and the possible sanctions that courts can apply to companies that fail to preserve is an on-going concern for firms. Therefore, it is critical for companies to comply with and understand their preservation obligations and for their lawyers to advise them of these requirements. This CLE program will review when a company's preservation obligations are triggered, the steps that companies should follow to meet those obligations,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

39th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 2, The Trial

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, academics and medical experts for the 39th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. This CLE program will take attendees through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial cases. This will also as an excellent refresher for more exp...

General Credits
6
Price$200

39th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 1, Preparing for the Trial

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, academics and medical experts for the 39th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. This CLE program will take attendees through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial cases. This will also as an excellent refresher for more experienc...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 1.5 Ethics
Price$250

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Bankruptcy Issues for an Insurance Carrier When an Insured Files for Bankruptcy

This CLE Program is intended for insurance practitioners involved with underwriting, coverage or claims adjusting who seek guidance concerning the affect of an insured’s bankruptcy. Issues addressed include: Underwriting: Insurers’ credit risks for unpaid premium, self-insured retention, and/or voidable transfers such as preference claims or fraudulent transfer claims. Coverage: The impact of a bankruptcy filing, and the potential impact of a plan of reorganization, which can alter po...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Preparing the Estate Tax Returns and Related Post-Mortem Tax Issues

This CLE course will introduce attorneys to the preparation of the Federal Estate Tax Return, Form 706. Because of portability, filing this return on the death of the first spouse has become very important. In fact, it might be malpractice not to file this when the first spouse dies, even if the combined estates of both spouses (at the time of the first death) is under the threshold amount for single spouse (currently $5.45 million). In addition to an overview and more detailed explanation of...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Workplace Shooting: Employers’ Legal Obligations and Survival Strategies

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Commercial Collections Primer

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

ABC's of Selling or Buying a Privately Owned Business

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

An Overview of DWI & and other Alcohol Related Offenses

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

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Bankruptcy Basics: Understanding Your Client’s Options

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basics of Handling a Personal Injury Case

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Formations 102: Limited Liability Companies

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

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Finding Hidden Assets in a Matrimonial Case

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Military Leave Rights and Landmark Cases

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Basics of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Preparation and Presentation of Plaintiffs for Depositions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Proving your Case through Written Discovery

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Regulatory, Contract, and Licensing Issues in the Hospitality Industry

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

Elder Law and Medicaid: An Introductory Guide

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

8th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

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

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Ethical Considerations of Litigation Funding

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Gun Owners: Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners

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

Total Credits
2
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$100

Oil, Gas, and Mineral Leasehold Issues

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

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

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

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

Ethics Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Taking Advantage of the New FRCP E-Discovery Amendments

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know about New E-Discovery Technology

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Banking Law for the General Practitioner

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Defending the Victim: Understanding Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How to Start and Build a Law Practice

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Probate and Estate Administration for the General Practitioner

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Ethical Considerations of Clergy Confidentiality

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

CFPB Formation, Powers and Enforcement

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Closing Disclosure Under TRID

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Deflategate & The Limits of Commissioner Power

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Litigating International Child Kidnapping Cases Under the Hague Convention

This CLE is designed to teach attorneys how to represent clients in federal and state court using the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the implementing legislation, known as the International Child Abduction Remedies Act. Litigation under this treaty and its implementing legislation is a variant of civil litigation that is unique and outside the normal experience of even veteran family law attorneys and federal litigators, as well as many federal and s...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

Introduction to Music Clearances

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Best Practices for Developing Search Criteria for Determining Document Relevancy

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

General Credits
1
Price$40

E-Discovery Case Law Review

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in Brazil

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

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Police Misconduct: Excessive Force and Legal Justification

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Introduction to Non-Competes

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Basics of Handling Veteran's Disability Claims

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Long Term Disability Benefits Under ERISA

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Municipal Disability Pensions Nuts & Bolts

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Railroad Retirement Board Disability Annuity Claims

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Workers Compensation Claimants

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Legal Issues Relating to the Purchase and Sale of Art

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Drafting Prenuptial Agreements

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Litigation Cost and E-Discovery Trends

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Total Credits
6
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

Hot Topics in Advertising Law in the Netherlands

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

Dealing with Difficult Attorneys

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Drafting Joint Venture Agreements

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Hot Topics in Immigration Related to the EB-5 Program

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Labor & Employment Law Update

Labor and employment law is an ever evolving field. This CLE course will offer the latest updates and development in both local and federal laws which relate to independent contractors, paid sick leave laws in New York City, and recent changes to the New York State unemployment insurance law. The course will delve into the complicated area of employee mis-classification, workers’ compensation, the use of social media and case law with regards to the above.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

UCC Insurance & Mezzanine Financing: Pitfalls of Perfection and Priority

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Construction Delays: Causes, Prevention and Damages

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Surveys, Survey Readings and Exceptions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Employee Handbooks: Do's and Don'ts

Employee Handbooks are essential for employers in today’s litigious environment. They are the number one most important tool that an employer can have to protect itself from future liability. However, there are important mistakes that employers can make that wreak havoc for employers. This CLE course will help counsel better understand the legal liability that can come from failing to have the proper employment law policies in your employee handbook. It will provide an in-depth revie...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Preventing Workplace Violence: What Attorneys Need to Know

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Telemachian Law Practice

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Elder Abuse Mandatory Reporting Requirements

As the population of elders in the US grows, so does the need to ensure they are cared for and protected by the law. To that end, this CLE course will explain Oregon’s new mandatory elder abuse reporting requirements, which came into effect on January 1, 2015, including the history of elder abuse and its scope. The course will explain the parameters of what constitutes elder abuse, reporting duties and requirements, the process of reporting abuse and issues of confidentiality and attorney clie...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate Administration for Newly Admitted New Jersey Attorneys: Commentary on our Statutes

For a novice attorney, administering an estate in New Jersey can seem overwhelming. But most of the information needed to successfully accomplish estate administration can be found in one place—Title 3B. This CLE course will offer a comprehensive review of Title 3B and the default provisions governing instruments in New Jersey as well as what steps to take when no instruments appear such as with guardianship and intestacy. The course will explain laws governing rights, duties and power...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

What You Need To Know About Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection is designed to minimize a client’s exposure to risk, ideally before that risk has presented itself. This CLE course will explain how to structure asset protection to best safeguard your client by proactively establishing protective measures or taking into account all the potential issues including the nature of claims and identity of the debtor. The course will review attorney obligations in asset protection, potential protection structures, creditor solutions and issues relat...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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

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

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in Canada

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in Mexico

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Win Trip/Slip & Fall Cases

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Experts Speak: Tips and Techniques in Presenting, Preserving and Challenging the Admissibility of Evidence

Join our panel of experts as they share tried and true techniques for presenting, preserving and challenging the admissibility of evidence. Topics to be discussed include: Evidence Tools and Tips: Prior Inconsistent Statements; Reading from Depositions of Witnesses; Refreshing Witness' Recollection; Adverse Party as Witness; Impeachment; Proof by Admissions; Business Records Rule; Failure to Call Witnesses or produce evidence ... AND MORE Evidentiary Issues and the Law of Conspiracy...

Total Credits
5.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

Effective Deposition Strategies in Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice Cases

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

House Rules: Fundamentals of Employment Law for Inside Counsel

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Mediating and Settling Nursing Home Cases

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Intake Process & Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases

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

Total Credits
1
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$50

Protecting the Rights of Elderly Clients through Nursing Home Litigation

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Accounts Receivable Management for Lawyers

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

ADHD, School Discipline & Criminal Prosecution

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Handy Causes of Action: Mechanic’s Liens and other Lawsuits

The construction industry is plagued with dysfunction. For every story of delinquent contractors there is an opposing story of crazy and overly-demanding clients. The Mechanic’s Lien Act in Illinois was designed to be implemented in exactly these cases, but what happens when the contractor really hasn't completed the job to the required standards or the client really is unreasonable? This CLE course will review the specifics of the Mechanic’s Lien Act and how it can be applied as well as speci...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate and Financial Planning For Clients Living With Chronic Illness

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Estate Planning Opportunities for Estate Practitioners

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Sieging the Castle: Preliminary Injunctions in Ownership Suits

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

When to Retain a Financial Expert and How to Use them Effectively

Learn from a panel of experts how to select, work with, and use experts to prove damages. The program will provide an overview of the law governing recovery of lost profits; the concepts for measurement and projection of lost profits; the best use of a damages expert; and how to project lost revenues.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Is That Contract Invalid? Protecting & Attacking Contractual Obligations

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Home Sweet Lis Pendens: Defending Residential Foreclosures in Illinois

Defending a foreclosure requires careful planning, execution and above all, solid reasoning. Without cause, a foreclosure defense will never succeed. This CLE course will provide an overview of defending a residential foreclosure in Illinois including the necessary factors required to successfully mount a foreclosure defense. The course will explain the progress of typical defenses and what to expect as well as strategies for navigating the process. The methods of service, applicable m...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

38th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 2, The Trial

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner and Co-chair Emeritus Hon. Robert Lippman (Ret.), have brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, academics and medical experts for the 38th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. The program will take attendees through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial cases. This progr...

Total Credits
6
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$225

38th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 1, Preparing for Trial

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner and Co-chair Emeritus Hon. Robert Lippman (Ret.), have brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, academics and medical experts for the 38th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute. The program will take attendees through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial cases. This progr...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

International Discovery: Handling the Complexities of Cross-Border Disputes

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Airbnb – Revolutionaries of Sharing Economy or Just Plain Illegal?

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Advanced Techniques in Transfer Development Rights

The transfer of development rights in the City of New York usually involves an as-of-right transaction between two adjacent properties with a contiguous lot line. Circumstances sometimes require the use of advanced techniques utilizing an air parcel to store development rights for use at a later date. Depending on the location, development rights generated through the Inclusionary Housing program or in Special Districts (e.g., Highline Transfer Corridor, Southstreet Seaport) may also be trans...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Estate Planning for Real Estate Investors in Changing Times

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Ethical Pitfalls Relating to Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

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

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$100

The Nuts, Bolts and New Developments in Land Use Practice in New York City

Designed for both the seasoned land use professional and those who are new to land use practice in New York City, this CLE seminar will review the basics in New York City land use practice as well as very recent developments with emphasis upon applications for grants by the City Planning Commission and City Council. The program will examine the paths to development under the New York City Zoning Resolution, including development by right as well as the utilization of zoning text amendments, z...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Ethical Issues in Making Capacity Decisions

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

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Dividing Defined Benefit Pension Plans in Family Cases

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Campaign Finance: A Legal Guide to Independent Expenditures

The issue of campaign finance has been a debate for over a century. One aspect of this debate is coordinated expenditures, how they are defined and their impact on a campaign. This CLE course will explain both sides of this issue, review the various committees involved in the campaign finance process, explain the difference between coordinated and independent expenditures and the legal and political ramifications of such contributions.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Ethics Relating to Social Media

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estates and Trusts for the Non-Specialist

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics: A Review of Traditional Issues and a Discussion of Ethics in the Cyber Age

This CLE program will provide a review of the traditional areas of ethical concerns, including the establishment and termination of the attorney-client relationship, attorney's fees, marketing and advertising the legal practice and the duty of candor toward the tribunal as well as exploring the ethical issues resulting from communication in cyber space, including firms web pages, social media, cloud-computing, the requirements of maintaining client confidentiality in electronic communications,...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Essentials of Auto Accident Law

This CLE program will examine and discuss the various factors which must be considered when evaluating or handling a motor vehicle accident claim. We will review the applicable Pennsylvania insurance statute and discuss a variety of practical considerations which should be evaluated when considering whether to take on a claim. We will also address common issues which arise in most motor vehicle accident cases and discuss how best to anticipate and address these issues. Topics To Be Addre...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Five Most Common Challenges in Family Law

Five Common Challenges in Family Law will explore situations that frequently arise in domestic cases. Issues to be discussed include relocation in a custody case, residing in the marital residence pending divorce, representing clients who are self-employed or whose employment changes during a support action, and how to obtain interim relief for your client when divorce and custody matters are pending. Topics covered include: Relocation by a parent in a custody action When one spo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in Advertising Law and Intellectual Property Issues in Venezuela and Latin America

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Seventh Annual Art Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

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

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

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

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

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$75

Traffic Court Practice and Procedure

Of all the areas of the legal system, traffic violations may be the one that affects the greatest number of people. Whether you are an attorney in the field of traffic violations and vehicular crimes, a driver, passenger or even a pedestrian, changes in traffic violations and traffic court proceedings may impact you. This CLE course, presented by Michael E. Beer, Vice President of the Association of Motor Vehicles Attorneys (AMVTA) with more than 20 years’ experience in traffic courts,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bias in the Legal Profession

Learn how to make sure that you and your firm makes employment decisions in an unbiased manner. This CLE course will teach how bias can translate into legal causes of action and show how these lawsuits have affected certain law firms. Learn what to avoid, what actions to take, and how to make sure that our profession creates a fair and just playing field for all.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Experts’ Guide to Appellate Practice: The Basics and Beyond

Learn from a panel of appellate practitioners, clerks of the court and appellate judges what you need to know to handle an appeal – from appellate fundamentals to advanced appellate practice. Our expert panel will discuss: The Fundamentals of Appellate Practice Advanced Appellate Practice: Anticipating the Pitfalls Motion Practice Practice in the First and Second Departments A Judicial View From the Court of Appeals Practice Before the NY Court of Appeals Views From the Bench:...

General Credits
6.75
Price$250

Making a Molehill Out of a Mountain: What Attorneys Need to Know About Document Review

It likely won’t come as a surprise to most in-house legal professionals that document review eats up the bulk of e-discovery budgets. However, very few organizations have made much progress in reducing such costs. Attempts often fail because they don’t go to the root of the problem: too much data is preserved, collected and sent to outside entities. Tackling this problem with information governance principles and innovative technology solutions before e-discovery even begins offers the best me...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Ins and Outs of Conducting an Internal Workplace Investigation

To minimize exposure and to comply with legal requirements, employers are asking their in-house and outside counsel to conduct workplace investigations relating to violations of company policies, claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and allegations of misconduct. A fair and effective internal investigation can be an employer’s best defense against a potential employment lawsuit and, when conducted properly, an internal investigation can help an employer avoid costly and...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in Italy

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

15 Cases Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know

Hear from a panel of experts about the most important real estate decisions of the past year. Learn: what the cases held; the implications of the decisions; and the panelists’ views on the law. This is one program no real estate lawyer can afford to miss!

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Ethics 101 for In-House Counsel

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

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Asset Protection in the Public Benefits Context

Nationally recognized asset protection and elder law expert, Robert F. Brogan, C.E.L.A., presents over two hours of information you can use to guide your clients in preserving their legacy, while obtaining the public benefits necessary to address their long-term care needs. This CLE program, designed for the intermediate and more advanced practitioner, explores a variety of techniques which the presenter has used successfully in one of the most difficult states in the country for Medicaid Pla...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Work Place Bullying: What is It and What to do About It

This CLE program will explore the definitions of workplace bullying and explain how it differs from illegal harassment. Employment attorney Beth K. Whittenbury, discusses the corporate costs of bullying and how to identify warning signs of bullying in the workplace. Beth will also discuss the steps to setting up anti-bullying policies and procedures for your clients. Learn the creative causes of action clever attorneys are using to sue for workplace bullying. Explore some workplace bullying ca...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Legal Interplay Between Article 7 Bailments and Mini Storage

An individual who rents a self-storage unit knows that he is not the owner, and yet, there is an inherent assumption that the space belongs to him, and only he can enter. But that is not quite the case. This CLE course will explain the legal differentiation between Mini-Storage and Bailments as it relates to the 182 Lien Law and explore such issues as ownership, regulations, limitations of liability and much more. The course will also present UCC Article 7 and explain the limitation of...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Real Estate Closings From A to Z

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

General Credits
3.25
Price$150

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

New York City Paid Sick Leave: Key Provisions for Employers

A recent update in New York’s paid sick leave legislation, known as the New York City Earned Sick Time Act, has left many attorneys and HR managers at a loss, unsure of how to advise companies and in need of a total overhaul of employee policies and handbooks. This CLE course, presented by Andrew W. Singer, Esq. and Jason B. Klimpl, Esq. of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, LLP, who themselves contributed to the legislation’s final version, will offer a comprehensive review of...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Real Estate Closing Practice in New Jersey

This CLE program focuses on the intricacies of residential and commercial real estate transactions in New Jersey. Topics include New Jersey Bulk Sales Law and its interpretive documents, the applicability of the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and the Site Remediation Reform Act of 2009 (SRRA) on commercial real estate negotiations and closings.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions

Contamination in a property may be the cause of numerous health and environmental hazards. Just as numerous are the Federal and State laws that apply to such sites. This CLE course will explain these legalities as well as requirements for attorneys representing potential purchasers or companies with potentially contaminated facilities such as evaluating potential risk and constructing protective contracts. The course will review Phase I and II environmental reports, CERCLA issues and due dilig...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Healthcare Data Privacy: Regulatory Investigation and Litigation Readiness

In theory, the advent of electronic files should make the acquisition and organization of information easier. However, it’s important to take into account that the limitless nature of e-files means that files may contain an excess of information. This is especially true of medical files, almost all of which will be in electronic format by 2015 and will then include everything from texts and emails to audit trails and data in imaging systems as well as metadata. Once filed, this information wil...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Addressing International Boycotts on the United States and its Allies

Under US law, boycotts from foreign states and international organizations that aim to prevent trade with a US ally can be illegal. Penalties under the law exist and are enforced by a number of federal agencies including the Department of Commerce and the Treasury. This CLE course will highlight the mandates under federal law that might restrict trade or require the revision of contracts with a boycotting state. Additionally, it is unlawful for a company to support calls for...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Reality Check: You CAN Defensibly Delete Data

Many organizations are beginning to realize that there is nothing cheap about holding on to the exploding amounts of data, despite decreasing storage costs. And when information assets that could have been forever deleted are determined to be responsive to litigation, the cost of keeping them can skyrocket. Furthermore, with the growing amount of data being produced and new sources continually emerging (smartphones, social media, etc.), preserving, collecting, and reviewing this data for e-dis...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics, Civility And The Newly Admitted Attorney

Hear from NYCLA President Lewis Tesser and a panel of other experts about how to maintain an ethical practice and avoid having disciplinary proceedings brought against you. Topics include: Complying with the NY Rules of Professional Conduct What to Do If You Develop a Personal Problem; Where to Get Help What Does Civility Really Mean Recordkeeping Responsibilities Proper Accounting for An Attorney Escrow Account Disciplinary Proceedings: Suspension; Formal Charges; Resignation

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Litigating the Failure to Warn Claim: The Design and Evaluation of Product Warnings

While it may appear that warning labels simply list every potential hazard a product may incur, product warning labels are actually carefully designed constructs, or at least they should be. This CLE course will explain the three phases of design and evaluation that an effective, risk-reducing product warning label must undergo. From hazard analysis, government regulation review, like-product comparison and need determination to label design and evaluation, the course will present the informatio...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Litigating the Failure to Warn Claim: Theory, History, Codes and Standards and Research Findings

Warning labels have begun to resemble manuals, mentioning every possible hazard and misuse for a product from the likely to the absurd. This CLE course will present an in-depth review of warnings as they’ve evolved from aural and visual signs (Stop, Look and Listen) to government mandated warnings for consumer products such as cigarettes to today’s tendency to provide warnings for every conceivable hazard imaginable. The course will explain these warnings within the context of personal...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Hot Issues in Landlord Tenant Practice in New Jersey

Master the fundamentals of landlord-tenant law. From the rental agreement to eviction actions, you need to stay on top of all aspects of New Jersey landlord-tenant law. This CLE course will review: Basic Prerequisites Grounds for Removal of a Residential Tenant pursuant to NJSA 2A:18-61.1 Grounds for Removal of a Commercial Tenant pursuant to NJSA 2A:18-53 Self-Help Evictions And much more

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Medicare Lien Issues for Insurance Defense Counsel

In 2007, the federal government amended the long-ignored Medicare Secondary Payer Statute 42 USC § 1395y(b)(2) (“MSP”) to empower Medicare to recover funds from liability settlements and lawsuits. Regardless of how a settlement agreement characterizes the damages, the amended law allows Medicare to recover directly from the plaintiff’s law firm, the defendant’s insurer or the defendant’s law firm, even if the defendant or the insurer already paid the plaintiff. Additionally, the amendment esta...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Transforming the E-Discovery Process

E-Discovery is often treated as a reactive activity without defined, repeatable processes, resulting in missed deadlines, lost evidence and miscommunications that can all lead to wasted time, increased internal costs and potential legal sanctions. As industry experts have pointed out, in-house legal must start treating e-discovery as a business process. Business process management, a discipline traditionally applied to non-legal functions, offers legal professionals remarkable improvements in...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction to Art Law

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Rise of Internet Law

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Analysis of the New York City Rent Stabilization Code Amendments

Famed commentator and landlord-tenant practitioner Dov Treiman examines the January 8, 2014 amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code. Topics include: Institutionalization of the Tenant Protection Unit; Setting the rents in buildings entering rent regulation after having been New York City sponsored cooperatives; A new requirement that preferential rents and the claimed legal rent both be set forth in all leases and lease renewals where there is a preferential rent and a procedure f...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Strategies for Conducting Effective and Legally Compliant Interviews

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Insights into the Latest Litigation and E-Discovery Cost Trends

Are annual litigation expenses increasing and, if so, which industries are most likely to be impacted? Should companies be concerned about the prospect of regulatory investigations? How much does the duty to preserve electronic data cost organizations? Validated information about the sources of litigation-related costs offers legal department leaders the opportunity to make needed changes to their operations. In this CLE presentation, a panel of experts from University of Chicago Law S...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Leasing Basics: A Tenant's Perspective

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

New Jersey Basic Estate Planning

This CLE course will provide an overview of basic estate planning in New Jersey, including: Advantages of Estate Planning Primary Elements of the Estate Plan Documentation Wills Probate Health Care Directive (Living Will) Special Considerations Key Tax Rules

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How To Protect Your Law License

Understand the key factors to consider as a professional service provider to prevent running afoul of the Ethics and Tax Rules and Regulations. Topics include: Conducting a Self Assessment Developing Positive Client Relationships: When to Say NO Helping Clients Make Informed Decisions Achieving Tax Compliance for Your Business IRS/State Tax Audit Prevention Avoiding Criminal Tax Investigations NYS Voluntary Disclosure & Tax Compliance Program

Total Credits
1.25
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$75

Issues Arising in Arbitration

Generally, arbitration is used as a means to avoid the financial burdens and exhaustive process imposed by a court battle. Yet even arbitration has its complications, and both attorneys litigating arbitration and the arbitrators themselves must be well-versed in the issues before initiating arbitration proceedings. This CLE course, presented by Leslie Trager, a seasoned arbitrator of 20 years, will offer an in-depth review of arbitration issues including remedies for non-payment by a p...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Representing Owners in Construction Matters

The notion of customer protection takes on special significance in construction matters, where owners find themselves at the mercy of contractors and construction companies. This CLE course will explain how to protect your clients by mapping the complex interrelationships between parties involved, and offering a thorough review of contracts and the critical clauses that must be included. The course begins with an explanation of each of the parties involved, the negotiation and construc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Appellate Process at the New York State Appellate Division

The New York State Appellate Division, First, Second, Third and Fourth Departments have many rules and regulations, some official, some less so, with which attorneys must comply when perfecting their appeals. This CLE course will explain the process and elaborate on the intricacies of that which is required when filing in any of these four Courts. Presenters begin by focusing on the preparation and timely filing of the Notice of Appeal and accompanying documents. They continue by enume...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

The Twenty-Two Most Frequently Posed Questions to Title Underwriters

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Judicial Perspectives on the Proposed FRCP E-Discovery Amendments

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Ethics in the Context of the Electronic Age

As attorneys, no one is better educated as to how to fight against legal malpractice suits. Nor is anyone better qualified to determine when a suit should be brought against another attorney. It is perhaps that knowledge that motivates attorneys to ensure that no suit can be brought against them while making them indisposed to bringing a suit against others unless very sure of the verity of the claim. This CLE course will explain how to avoid claims against yourself, protect yourself fro...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Fannie Mae and FHA Condominium Regulation and Policy

This CLE course will explore the relevant guidelines and legal requirements that regulate the availability of obtaining end-loan financing for condominium and cooperative developments which attorneys are relied upon by developers for advice and guidance. Starting with a brief discussion of the history and market trends that led to the current regulatory environment, the course will then explore the currently available financing options and methods for obtaining approval from Fannie Mae, the FHA,...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

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

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in the UK

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cross-Examination of the Negative Defense Medical Examination

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

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

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The Fundamentals of Foreclosure Defense and Alternative Remedies

While the panic surrounding the collapse of the real estate market has abated and reports of foreclosures have lessened, home foreclosures are still a daily occurrence across the country and will remain so. Whether because of unexpected illness, unemployment or the rising cost of living, the threat of home foreclosure remains a concern for vast portions of the population. This CLE course will provide an approach to defending residential mortgage foreclosure actions in Illinois with a v...

General Credits
3
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

ABA Ethical Rule Amendments: Changing Attorneys’ Relationship with Technology

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Car Accident Case

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

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Preserving Issues In The Trial Court

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Home Sweet Home: Handling a Residential Real Estate Transaction

Real Estate closings have a million moving parts. Efficient and effective handling of each of those parts is absolutely imperative to a successful closing. This CLE course will make sure you are well-versed in all the relevant issues and guidelines, strategies and tools to handle real estate closings in Illinois. Topics include: Contract review Negotiations Representing a Buyer or Seller? Checklists & Forms included

General Credits
1
Price$50

Use of Subpoenas in Arbitration and their Enforcement

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

What Attorneys Need to Know About Capital Markets and Ratings

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Representing an IRC 1031 Exchange Client

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Introduction to Structured Finance

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Breathing Life Into the Dreaded Justification Defense

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation & Municipal Court Practice

Are you a newly admitted New Jersey attorney or an experienced New Jersey attorney seeking a refresher course in the basics of civil litigation and Municipal Court practice? Are you an out-of-state attorney who has a pending civil or Municipal Court matter in the New Jersey courts? This two part seminar will cover civil litigation in the New Jersey courts, as well as how to handle a case in the Municipal Courts of New Jersey. The first part of the seminar will cover topics such as the...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Introduction to Title Insurance: Essential Things Every Attorney Should Know

Real property attorneys review title reports daily. However, title reports and policies have become so common, that many attorneys have not considered for quite some time the important tenets of title insurance. Mr. Bagwell’s seminar presentation will introduce new and junior attorneys to the basic conceptual framework of title insurance while also re-acquainting senior counsel to the intricacies of various title products. Several common misconceptions regarding various aspects of titl...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Applying Mediation Principles to Family Law Issues

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

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

An Introduction to New Jersey Property Tax Appeal Process

The volatility of the real estate market is well-known. Prices fluctuate, values vary and the very aspects of your property that were once benefits can become liabilities. This means that when the time comes for a real estate assessment, owners may be very unpleasantly surprised. In New Jersey, one recourse is the Property Tax Appeal Process. This CLE course will explain this process in-depth from an explanation of the assessment and how they are determined, tax calculations, valuation...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Introduction to New Jersey Eminent Domain Law

Whether you are a litigator or a transactional attorney, the basics of New Jersey’s eminent domain process are part of the background and vocabulary that every practitioner should be generally familiar with. This course outlines those basics. How does the condemnation process work? What are the basic valuation issues that a property owner may be confronted with in common taking scenarios? What are the common pitfalls? In this lecture, you will learn these key points as well as se...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

What’s Your Story? Defending a White Collar Client

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Bankruptcy Basics: Chapter 11 and Reorganization

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Ethical Considerations in No-Fault Litigation

No fault litigation occupies an interesting place in the legal system. A method of avoiding the costs and hassle of legal battles, no-fault litigation comes with some potential pitfalls of its own, not the least of which is the ethical considerations of working slightly out-of-bounds of the standard system. This CLE course will explore those ethical considerations and how to navigate them in the process of no-fault litigation. The course will cover how to maintain clear communication i...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Understanding No-Fault Claims and Litigation

The concept of no fault claims is meant to reduce the cost and hassle of legal proceedings by systematizing compensation for certain incidents and injuries. But that doesn't mean that the process is simple or streamlined though it is one that every attorney needs to know. This CLE course will present a thorough review of no fault claims and litigation including common defenses, proximate cause, non-ascertainable treatments, fraud, disqualification of a medical provider and defective no...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Common Ethical Issues and Pitfalls

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Critical Events in a Medical Malpractice Case: From Initial Client Interview Through Trial

This CLE program will focus on potentially problematic issues in the development of a medical malpractice claim from the initial interview through trial. The types of cases which can be successfully resolved, versus those to avoid, the initial evaluation of the case and selection of an expert, discovery matters and the trial of the case, including objections, direct and cross examination of witnesses, evidentiary issues, including hearsay, and openings and closings will be discussed. Topi...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Current Issues in Legal Ethics

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Fundamentals of DUI/DWI Law: A Practical Guide

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs is a systemic problem that transcends socioeconomic borders and it capable of impacting anyone at any time. Police and prosecutors are ever vigilant in curtailing this dangerous practice and have numerous resources at their disposal to ensure a successful prosecution. With the advent of diversionary programs and the recent focus of rehabilitation over punishment, however, there are increasingly more and more avenues for defense attorneys to explo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Fundamentals of Pennsylvania Family Law

The Fundamentals of Family Law will explore basic substantive and procedural requirements related to divorce, asset division, support and custody. The difference between the 3301 (c) and the 3301 (d) divorce, practical considerations when filing for divorce, and the potential consequences as they may relate to a support action, equitable distribution of marital assets, interim relief throughout the divorce process, custody pleadings and requirements, custody rights of grandparents and other th...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

How Assets Pass Upon Death

There are various ways that a decedent's assets may pass or transfer title upon his/her death. This CLE course will familiarize attorneys with the basics of how a decedent's assets may pass or transfer upon his/her death either by contract via non-probate, the titling of an account, beneficiary designation, intestate succession or by will. This course will provide an overview of these types of transfers and the issues that may arise depending upon the decedent's circumstances. This course will...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

The Fundamentals of Pleading Practice in State and Federal Court

Detailed, precise, and accurate initial pleadings form the cornerstone of your case. From filing the initial writ or complaint to responsive pleadings such as the answer and new matter, each step in the process is crucial. This CLE course will teach you everything you need to know about the initial pleading stages of a case in both federal and state court. This course will explain what to do, and when to do it at each stage of the initial pleading process. The course covers, state cour...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What is “Dodd-Frank” and Why is It Important

This program will discuss the landmark 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which made far-ranging revisions to the U.S. financial services landscape. There will be a broad high level overview of the major themes of the Act, the regulations and studies required by the Act, and the progress in implementing the Act since its passage 3 years ago. The program will touch on such areas such as: Systemic Risk Bank Supervision Reorganization Securities Law Chang...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Winning Nursing Home Claims: A Practical Guide

There has been no scarcity of stories of claims against nursing homes for neglect and abuse. And with an aging population creating a drastic rise in those requiring nursing home care, the number of legal claims is rising as well. This CLE course will offer a thorough review of the proper procedures for litigating these causes of action beginning with conducting a thorough evaluation of the claim, choosing the correct parties to serve as defendants and preparing experts with care. The...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Litigation of the Arts: Conflict Resolution & Regulation in Fine Arts & Installations

Join a diverse faculty for the 6th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute, as they discuss many of the hot-button issues affecting the art world today. Topics to be discussed include: PANEL 1: Regulation of Art Not-for-Profits PANEL 2: The Law of Hans Haacke's Art and the Art of Hans Haacke's Law PANEL 3: Installation Art PANEL 4: Trademarks in Fine Art PANEL 5: Fair Use and Appropriation After Prince PANEL 6: 3D Printing in the Arts -- With Live Demonstra...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

Proving a Federal Social Security Disability Claim

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What to Reasonably Expect in the Coming Years from the Reasonable Expectations of the Insured Doctrine

The reasonable expectations of the insured doctrine is one of the most controversial legal theories of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and has been a frequent topic among commentators, receiving both high praise and scathing criticism. Despite the continued analysis, the REI doctrine continues to evade a universal understanding or clear definition. A few recent cases have completely rejected the REI doctrine, casting doubt on the doctrine’s continued existence. Listen as Arthur J....

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Estate Planning Errors and How to Prevent Them

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

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

The Cross-Examination of a Hostile Witness

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Handling the DWI Case in New York: DMV Regulations

On September 25, 2012, the Department of Motor Vehicles published new regulations that dramatically increased the penalties for people convicted of Driving While Intoxicated. They did this by creating “waiting periods” for people applying for relicensure who had served their statutory revocation. Essentially, some motorists will be required to wait an additional 5 years beyond the revocation mandated by statute, depending on how many convictions they have in the previous 25 years. Other moto...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Handling The DWI Case In New York: To Refuse Or Not To Refuse

To refuse or not to refuse, that is the question. That is and has been an essential issue for those of us who handle DWI cases. As a result of new regulations and shifting legislation, the answer has become more elusive and the consequences of error far more dramatic. The general rule is that there are no general rules and the decision to refuse, or not to refuse is very much case specific. This CLE program will discuss the factors and situations that you must consider in answering this ques...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Handling The DWI Case: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Strategies for Drafting Concrete Indemnification Provisions

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Understanding COBRA Medical Care: A Legal Guide

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Federal Criminal Practice Institute

Join judges from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, Clerks and Chief Executives of the Courts, seasoned federal criminal practitioners and academics at this program specifically designed for state criminal practitioners seeking to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and develop a federal criminal practice. This program will also serve as a good refresher for federal criminal practitioners interested in hearing about the latest i...

Total Credits
13
Incl. 3 Ethics
Price$425

How to Try a Wage and Hour Case with a View from the Bench

In recent years there has been an influx of litigation in the area of wage and hour claims. Gain an overview of New York State Labor Laws as well as the plaintiff’s and defendant’s perspectives on such cases. Understand how improperly paid employees can recover compensation for missed wages. Learn how employers can make mistakes, such as incorrectly classifying or paying employees, which can lead to costly litigation and tarnished reputation, as well as the steps they can take to develop polic...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Overview of Business Bankruptcy Law: Chapter 11

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

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

What Litigators and In-House Counsel Need to Know about Computer Assisted-Review (CAR)

Technology knows no bounds as it seems that even reading and analysis has gone the way of the computer. With CAR—Computer Assisted Review, legal documents can be reviewed with the click of the button. But how accurate are these systems? Are we losing in thoroughness what we’re making up in speed? This cutting edge CLE course will provide a basic introduction to computer-assisted document review including emerging legal standards from recent court decisions. Topics include: An introduc...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Navigating Elder Law: Understanding Medicaid Eligibility

The progressive aging of the US population has created a dramatic rise in those eligible for Medicaid, but navigating the system, understanding eligibility, requirements and coverage can be overwhelming even for the well-versed. This CLE course will review all the basics of Medicaid eligibility, particularly with regards to home care and nursing homes. The course will chart the relevant Medicaid penalty rules, home equity limitation and protection options, irrevocable asset protection...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Best Practices for Privacy and Security of Data for Law Firms

Most people have discovered that the flip side of a world where information is available at the touch of a button is one where private information is virtually unprotected. And yet law firms, who have an obligation of confidentiality, are often unaware of how susceptible they are to cyber theft. This CLE course, imperative for any practicing attorney, will explain the measures and policies that must be employed to ensure client information confidentiality and defend against breaches of securit...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Identifying and Avoiding Social Media Traps for Lawyers

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Social Media Platform Rules: A Legal Guide

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

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The DOMA Decision Deciphered: What it Means to Your Client

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$99

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Winning Cases in Federal Court – Part 2. Discovery

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

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Winning Cases in Federal Court – Part 1, The Trial

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

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Hot Issues and Litigation Strategy Involving Preference Claims

As more companies fall victim to a declining economy, the issue of preference claims has become increasingly ubiquitous. This CLE course will explain how to protect against or prosecute claims of preferential payments made by a creditor before a debtor’s declaration of bankruptcy. The course will explain how to advise companies prior to and after the filing of a bankruptcy of the common and not so common pitfalls in the plaintiff’s case in chief, as well as the effect of § 503(b)(9) (Administr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Development Rights Transactions

In the City of New York, development rights can be sold and moved –even the air above a property is subject to transfer and sale. But how do the skyscrapers get so tall? The answer often involves the as-of-right transfer of development rights between two adjacent properties sharing a lot line. Such transactions are mapped out and executed with precision requiring substantial due diligence and no small amount of documentation. This CLE course by a top New York City land use lawyer w...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Selling Property; Deferring Tax - A Basic Guide to 1031 Exchanges

We may be centuries ahead of the old barter system, but there are times when a trade when is more advantageous than a sale. This specifically applies to 1031 Exchanges and its usefulness in avoiding taxes on commercial real estate sales. This informative and comprehensive CLE course will explain the basic tenets of 1031 Exchanges, how and when to establish them, the types of properties that qualify, and deadlines. The course will also review typically applicable taxes, tax deferment, the types...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Trusts and Estates – The Title Perspective

What factors run through a title underwriter’s mind when considering whether to insure a conveyance out of an estate or out of a trust? What is the “law” governing such conveyances? As Benjamin Franklin noted, “…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” In this seminar, we will consider the first of Franklin’s certainties, death, and how decedents and the strategies which they and their advisers use to avoid the impact of the second certainty, taxes. The ty...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Role of Written Representations in M&A Contracts

Representations are key components of every M&A transaction. The Role of Written Representations in M&A Contracts is a course that focuses on clearly expressing and understanding the nuances associated with expressing written representations in M&A contracts. Topics covered include: making representations qualifications and exceptions to representations the use of disclosure schedules updating representations and disclosure schedules "bringing down" representations at closing an...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75