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The Voting Rights Act of 1965: A Cornerstone of Equal Rights for All Americans

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 marked a pivotal moment in the history of voter law. This CLE course, presented by commercial and corporate lawyer Louis J. Braun, will present the context of this historic act including the 15th amendment, the history of voting rights and the denial of this right to specific groups, the incredible pathway to the passing of the act and the incredible vigilance necessary to maintain it and all freedoms of the American people.

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$75

Shoved Back Into The Closet: The Plight of LGBT Elders in Nursing Homes

The LGBT community is one which has gained many victories in recent years relating to the legal rights of its members. However, one largely overlooked subset of the LGBT community that still needs much attention is the elderly. Many LGBT seniors, after spending their lives fighting for Civil Rights, and living out and proud in the community, describe the process of searching for elder care as a feeling like they are being shoved back into the closet that they spent most of their lives escaping...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Police Misconduct: Recent Developments under Section 1983

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

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

Overview of Adult Use Legislation in New York & New Jersey

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

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

Hot Button Issues in Firearm Law

Firearms are the only items that are readily accessible in the vast majority of states yet are highly controlled in a few States mostly limited to the Coasts. In addition, Firearms are the only items listed in the Constitution that one has a Constitutional right to possess. However, misuse of firearms or the possession or sale of the wrong types of firearms can have life changing consequences on the owner, possessor or seller of the firearm. New York has a very complex statutory scheme regu...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

Transgender Employee Rights

As awareness and rights of transgender employees increase, employees and employers alike need to stay informed about this rapidly changing area of the law. Transgender employees should understand their entitlements under the law, and employers must begin thinking proactively about the needs of their transgender workforce. In this CLE program, current practitioners will discuss legal protections for transgender employees under federal and New York City law, current litigation around bath...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Ethical Issues in Criminal Practice

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Election Law and Election Technology: What’s New; What’s Next

The next “new” thing in election administration will revolve around technology. As voting machines throughout the country are approaching the end of their useful lives, they will need to be replaced with voting systems using new technology like “block chain”. How will this happen? What are the factors to be considered? The voting systems now in use in the United States include: Mechanical Lever machines which are old; Punch Card Systems which were discredited in Florida in 2000; Opti...

Law & Legal Proc.
2.25
Price$100

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

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Special Education 101: The Basics of Special Education Law

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

Law & Legal Proc.
2.5
Price$125

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
2.5
Price$125

Representing Gun Owners: Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners

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

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

Defending the Victim: Understanding Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$50

Ethical Considerations of Clergy Confidentiality

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

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Police Misconduct: Excessive Force and Legal Justification

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

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

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

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

ADHD, School Discipline & Criminal Prosecution

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

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

Campaign Finance: A Legal Guide to Independent Expenditures

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Fundamentals of DUI/DWI Law: A Practical Guide

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50


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