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Advance Conflict of Interest Waivers: Do's and Don'ts

In recent years, advance conflict of interest waivers have become increasingly common in law firm retainer agreements. In this CLE program, Ronald Minkoff, one of New York’s leading ethics lawyers and head of the Professional Responsibility Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C., will discuss these popular waivers: what they mean; what Rules of Professional Conduct govern them; their history in New York and nation-wide; relevant cases and ethics opinions; and their application in par...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

FMLA Checklist: Step-By-Step Compliance

The FMLA is a complicated and legalistic law that can create many legal pitfalls. Understanding how to ensure compliance with this law from start to finish is an essential step in ensuring compliance. This is a how-to guide that can be kept by your desk to ensure FMLA compliance by you and your organization. It will cover in-depth the legal requirements set forth in the FMLA with regard to leave of absences and will provide a step-by-step plan of action for those in HR and Benefits Administra...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Multi-State Employers: Drafting Employee Handbooks Compliant in all States

Understanding what an employee handbook must have in it is tough enough. However, if you are 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 concern...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Updates for your Employee Handbook: How to Ensure Legal Compliance and Avoid Liability

Are you ready for all the changes in laws and policies that may require revisions to your policies and procedures? Handbooks should be updated at least annually to ensure that they are in compliance with recent federal, state and local laws that have been passed as well as with important court decisions that could impact your organization. Attend this CLE program to better understand important protections that your employee handbook needs to contain to best protect you in 2018. Learn what r...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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,...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

The Three Lines of Defense: Risk Management Supervision, Compliance and Internal Audit

This CLE program will provide guidance on the challenges facing compliance professionals. Separation of compliance and business supervision roles is becoming much more difficult. Join FINRA staff and industry practitioners as they discuss how their firms are defining the roles of supervisors and compliance personnel. The panelists discuss the three lines of defense and how their firms are applying the risk model. After attending this session, you will be able to: Compare and contrast t...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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....

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
2.5
Price$125

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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
2.25
Price$125

Franchise Law: Representing Franchisees from Courtship to Divorce

This CLE course will explore the difficulties of representing franchisees, both pre-sale, in-term, and post-term, given the disparity in negotiating power, and the way franchise documents are drafted. The Course will look at federal and state law, and provide advice to attorneys representing franchisees nationwide.

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Navigating the Purchase and Sale of a Financial Advisory Practice

Many attorneys service clients who are brokers and/or financial advisers in connection with various aspects of their business. In doing so, such attorneys are generally tasked with being well-versed the regulatory, contractual and litigation concerns these particular clients face. Due to the constant evolution of the financial advisory space, practices change hands by way of sale and merger on a fairly regular basis. These transactions are incredibly nuanced, subject to regulatory consideratio...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Smart Contracts: An Introduction

“Virtual currency,” “blockchain,” “smart contracts” – these words and phrases seem to be everywhere these days but do people really know what they mean. This CLE course will explain, in user-friendly terms, what virtual currency is, how it works and the legal and regulatory issues surrounding its use. The course also will explain and discuss the possible uses of the blockchain/distributed ledger technology beyond recording virtual currency transactions and the possible legal and regulatory i...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$100

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Estate Planning and Ancillary Planning Areas - Part 1

President Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act making massive changes to business, personal, estate tax rules. Every aspect of planning will be affected: asset protection, charitable giving, planning for itemized deductions, choice of entity, employee reimbursement plans, trust income tax planning, the structure of trusts (grantor vs. non-grantor, ING, SLATs, DAPTs, etc.), and more. This is said to be the most sweeping tax legislation since the 1986 tax act. It...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

Ethics of Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know

Social Media has changed the way the people interact and share information in ways that seemed unthinkable a few years ago. This CLE course will explain the types of social media that exist and how they can be ethically used in your practice or as marketing for your practice. Finally, the course will discuss avoiding ethical pitfalls when using social media. Learning Objectives: I. Understand the types of social media in existence and how to use them in an ethical manner. II. Explor...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Persuasive Legal Writing: Be Heard on Paper

Legal writing is at the core of any legal action and effective, persuasive writing is a critical skill. This CLE course will help to improve your legal writing skills by reviewing the principles of persuasive legal writing, and how to build and structure a strong legal argument, incorporating the standard of review with a strong focus on the statement of facts.

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

The Building Blocks of Mediation

Courses in Mediation Training tend to run between 32 and 40 hours. It would be an impossible task to try to summarize these courses in just a few hours. This CLE lecture will give the listener an overview in mediation theory through some of the terms (i.e. building blocks) that are often employed in the mediation process. In addition, a description of the work of an Ecclesiastical Court known as the Beth Din will be outlined. Such a Court employs both mediation and arbitration techniques to re...

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

Fixed Income Communications

This CLE program will discuss how broker dealers can apply the upcoming changes in the fixed income communications rules as well as how to apply current standards to communications about complex income investments. By the end of the session, you will be able to: Summarize recent developments in FINRA and the MSRB’s regulation of communications concerning fixed income securities. Apply FINRA and the MSRB’s enhanced confirmation disclosure requirements. Address the challenges of creati...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Advertising Compliance Boot Camp: Fundamentals of FINRA Rule 2210

This CLE program provides an overview of FINRA’s Communications With the Public rule, including the filing requirements, internal approval and supervision, and the content standards. FINRA panelists answer questions about how to apply the rules to financial services communications and marketing materials, while providing tips on how to submit communications for review by Advertising Regulation Department staff.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Current Trends and Topics for Investment Company Communications

Join FINRA staff and industry panelists as they discuss advertising compliance issues concerning registered investment companies, including mutual funds, ETFs and closed-end funds. The panel includes discussions on current trends, changes to FINRA Rule 2210 and recent regulatory interpretations, including related performance. The panelists also share tips to strengthen the marketing and compliance relationship when developing compliant communications.

General Credits
1
Price$50

JOBS Act Implementation

This session focusses on business and regulatory developments related to the JOBS Act, including recent innovations around how firms conduct business online. FINRA and industry experts discuss how firms can stay in compliance as they conduct public and private offerings under the new rules.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Labor and Employment Law Update: The Day of the $29.00 Hamburger is Coming!

This CLE program will discuss updates and new developments in labor and employment law, both New York State and federal. Specific topics will include: the difference between independent contractors and employees; the Freelance Isn’t Free Act; changes with regard to interns; New York State unemployment insurance law, including misclassification of employees; workers’ compensation; the New York Paid Family Leave Act; new required benefits; wage and hour updates, such as the tip credits, salary...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$100

Getting the Deal Done: A Discussion of Common Pitfalls Facing Dealmakers When Negotiating Film and TV Deals

Recent high-profile cases demonstrate that even among the most experienced dealmakers, failing to pay sufficient attention to the details of some of the most common agreements can result in cratered deals, strained relationships and expensive disputes. With so much at stake, producers, writers, directors and financiers need to know when they are exposing themselves to these unnecessary risks. But how? This CLE program will focus on some of the biggest legal and business traps facing dealmakers...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

The Complexities of Multijurisdictional Practice: Deciphering Rule 5.5

Many, if not most lawyers, engage in multijurisdictional (MJP) practice from time to time. For example, a criminal defense lawyer might be asked to represent a client in a state where she is not licensed. Or perhaps a lawyer is asked to travel to a state where he is not licensed to negotiate a contract. Some lawyers, those who practice immigration law for example, regularly engage in MJP. This is an increasingly important topic because MJP will only become more common in the future, especi...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

Legal Issues in Art Collecting: Practical Planning for Art Collectors & Their Advisors

Art is unlike many other occupations. It combines the creative passions of inspiration and personal vision with the business acumen of marketing and salesmanship. For this reason, it is an incredibly difficult asset to incorporate into a financial and tax plan that is comprehensive. This CLE course will provide a complete overview on how to strategically approach the ideal disposition for their collection. Geared for both collectors and advisors, the course will review collection practices and...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Immigration Law: Hot Topics & Survey For The General Practitioner

Immigration law basically determines who may enter the United States, how long they may stay and when they must leave. Immigration law is under the control of Congress. Presidential power is limited to policies on refugees. Courts will not become involved in immigration issues unless constitutional rights are involved. Immigration policies are implemented by granting or denying visas. Visas are issued by U.S. Consulates abroad. There are two principal types of visas: immigrant and noni...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

Current Developments in Employment Law: FMLA, DBL, WC, ADA, NYPFL - How Does All This Work

As more and more businesses attempt to address the needs of their employees in balancing work and family, the paid family leave act has come under additional scrutiny. This CLE course will explain everything an employer needs to know including eligibility, employer responsibilities and compliance. The course will also address strategies for avoiding liability and how to coordinate paid family leave with New York State’s rules on disability, workers compensation and the New York’s Paid Family L...

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

Ethical and Effective Social Media for Lawyers

As social media has become entwined with our personal and professional lives, attorneys must be aware of their ethical obligations with respect to the many social media platforms that are being used. It is not uncommon for attorneys to share information on a regular basis by blogging, having a website, commenting on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. When using these platforms and communicating this information attorneys must be sure they are not committing any ethical violations.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary relationships are not limited to trustees and executors. Fiduciary relationships – and fiduciary duties –can be found in the corporate setting, in employment and in many varied business relationships. Sometimes the fiduciary relationship is not obvious. Yet where an individual is found to have a fiduciary’s obligations, the extent of those obligations and the limitations on what the fiduciary can and cannot do are significant. The fiduciary relationship realigns the legal rights and...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$100

Beyond the Printed Page: An Overview of Licensing Comic Book Properties to the Film, Television Industries

Guardians of the Galaxy; Wonder Woman; Riverdale; The Tick; Deadpool — comic book properties dominate film, television, mobile apps, and videogames. They are the driving force behind the hottest toys and apparel for the holidays. Comic book properties are also ripe for being turned into unlicensed derivative works, such as fan-art and fan-merchandise, often giving rise to infringement suits. This CLE will introduce lawyers to key issues involved in the audiovisual and merchandise licensing of...

Total Credits
1.5
Incl. 1.25 Law & Proc.
Price$75

You're Fired! How to Minimize Risk and Avoid Litigation

Whether your reasons for firing an employee are based on work performance, restructuring, or for another reason, following the proper termination procedures are imperative to avoid legal ramifications. This CLE program will discuss: The purpose and benefits of progressive discipline. How to ensure consistency with company policies Pitfalls of incomplete or dishonest employee performance reviews

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

Trademark Basics for Corporate Counsel

Look behind any new product launch, co-venture, or marketing campaign - and you're likely to find valuable trademarks. Indeed, the acquisition, protection and licensing of trademark rights is often mission-critical. While most companies have counsel that specialize in trademark law, to do their jobs well, non-IP practitioners need to understand the area too. Join Frankfurt Kurnit's Catherine M. C. Farrelly and Donna A. Tobin for a CLE presentation explaining trademark essentials in plain Engli...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

35 Tips for Attorney Professionalism

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

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Ethically Speaking: Why Lawyers Can No Longer Ignore Technology

With all the focus on leaks, hacks, data breaches, etc. it is becoming more and more clear that attorneys can no longer avoid their duty to stay conversant with technology in order to represent their clients adequately and assure confidentiality of client data and privileged communications. Indeed, legal departments for business organizations state that cybersecurity, regulation and ethics compliance are among their chief concerns, and they are well aware of the vulnerability of their own busi...

Ethics Credits
2.5
Price$125

Technology, Ethics, and Estate Planning Practice Management

This CLE program will discuss how estate planners can use technology, sometimes in creative ways, to enhance their practice, add efficiencies and cost savings, and provide better protection from problems. How can document generation software enable you to create more robust documents at less cost and permit you to provide better service and planning to your clients. How can you adapt common tools such as calendar and billing systems to provide better communication with your clients, and better...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Serving Rural Clients Using Technology

Did you know there are thirty counties in Nebraska that have three or fewer attorneys? Did you know that eleven of those counties have zero attorneys? This is a huge problem in rural areas across the country. This lack of “access to justice” prevents many individuals and families from protecting their rights and utilizing the justice system. This CLE program will review how these barriers arise, what tools to use to serve rural clients, and detail some of the speakers own stories, both success...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Ethics of Deception

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

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$100

Lessons Learned From Recent AML Enforcement Actions

Attend this CLE program to hear a discussion on hot legal cases and enforcement actions impacting AML programs. Does your AML program meet evolving expectations and address emerging money laundering risks? Join FINRA staff and industry experts as they review hot legal cases and enforcement actions impacting AML programs. Panelists will cover critical regulatory concerns, potential vulnerabilities, and how you can address any pitfalls in your AML program. After attending this session, you...

Law & Legal Proc.
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 cycle examinations of medium and large 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 e...

Law & Legal Proc.
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 who to contact to report potential fraud.

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Navigating the Clearing Firm Relationship: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

This CLE program provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of clearing and introducing firms. This session is intended to assist firms in making the most of the relationship with their clearing firm. Panelists discuss the roles and responsibilities of clearing and introducing firms, types of reports and services that clearing firms offer, and practices for integrating these tools into introducing firms’ compliance processes. After attending this session, you will be able to:...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Bonds: 2017 and Beyond

This CLE session provides insights and observations from FINRA staff and industry practitioners on the existing trading environment for the fixed income market. Panelists will discuss the current state of liquidity within various fixed income products. Panelists will cover the potential impacts of a rising interest rate. Panelists will also discuss how they mitigate some of these impacts and deal with periods of volatility. Topics discussed: Understand the views of market participants...

Law & Legal Proc.
0.75
Price$50

Cybersecurity Threats and Loss Prevention (Medium and Large Firm Focus)

This CLE program provides guidance on useful practices for protecting customer information, what to do in the event of a data breach and tackling other cyber security situations. Every firm needs a cybersecurity program. Is your current plan as comprehensive or robust as it should be? Are you effectively protecting your firm and your clients from threats? Whether you're just starting out or updating a well-documented approach, this session will provide actionable best practices and highlight...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in AML

This CLE program provides guidance on suspicious activity monitoring and other hot topics in AML (anti-money laundering). There is no shortage of "hot topics" in the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. As the industry has taken a leading approach to address and combat money laundering risks, this panel will discuss current and emerging AML hot topics. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand AML program requirements. Identify and describe FINRA’s AML initiativ...

Law & Legal Proc.
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. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the challenges firms are facing related to OBAs and PSTs. Develop effective pr...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in Copyright Law

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

Total Credits
3
Incl. 2 Law & Proc., 1 Ethics
Price$150

A Legal Guide to Social Media Advertising around the Globe

Truth in advertising becomes even more complicated when social media is thrown into the mix. In this format, what exactly constitutes advertising, and what are the rules that advertisers muse adhere to? This CLE course will offer a detailed look at advertising in the social media age and include discussions of transparency, sponsorship, endorsements, user-generated content, and affiliate marketing. The course will provide an overview of FTC guidelines and case studies describing how those gui...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Estate Planner's Update: Tax and Florida Law

Join Alan Gassman and Brandon Ketron for this whirlwind tour of planning information, structuring, and tax and legal issues and opportunities. This CLE presentation reviews current developments regarding estate planning and federal and state transfer taxation, including the Internal Revenue Service's final regulations regarding portability, the new income tax basis consistency requirements under the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, the Serv...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

The Asset Protection Planning Continuum: Practical Steps for Estate Planning Lawyers

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Understanding IP and Attorneys’ Use of Technology

This CLE course will introduce the key parts of Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets) to the audience. Attorney Greg Popowitz will go through what Intellectual Property Protection will provide, the process, international protection, general considerations, and common mistakes/misconceptions. Greg will also introduce the recent passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the first federal civil cause of action for trade secrets. The second part of the cou...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

Ninth Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

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

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 5 Law & Proc., 1.5 Ethics
Price$250

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

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

Total Credits
6
Incl. 5 Law & Proc., 1 Ethics
Price$250

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

What You Need to Know About New Federal Employment Laws

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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. 1.25 Law & Proc., 0.5 Ethics
Price$75

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

Law & Legal Proc.
2.25
Price$100

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$75

Avoiding Ethical Violations and Malpractice Suits

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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,...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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)...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

The Use of Subpoenas in Arbitration

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
0.75
Price$40

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

8th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

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

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 4.25 Law & Proc., 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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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

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 cooper...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

Noncompetition and Confidentiality Provisions in Employment Agreements

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

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$75

Hot Button Issues in Employment Law

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

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Law & Proc., 1 Ethics
Price$100

Fundamentals of the Music Business & Law

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

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Introduction to Non-Competes

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$75

Legal Issues Relating to the Purchase and Sale of Art

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

Hot Topics in Advertising Law in the Netherlands

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

Law & Legal Proc.
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. 1 Law & Proc., 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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
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 fails...

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions

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

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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 vi...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
2
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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. 4.25 Law & Proc., 2 Ethics
Price$250

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.

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

House Rules: Fundamentals of Employment Law for Inside Counsel

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$75

Accounts Receivable Management for Lawyers

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

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$100

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
2.5
Price$125

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 stat...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
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
1.5
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$75

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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. 4.5 Law & Proc., 2 Ethics
Price$250

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

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$100

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
2.5
Price$125

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$100

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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!

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Strategies for Conducting Effective and Legally Compliant Interviews

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

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,...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

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 FH...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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

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

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$75

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$100

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

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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$50

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. 5.5 Law & Proc., 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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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....

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50


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