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1031 Exchanges: An Advanced Seminar and Open Forum

This CLE presentation goes deeper than the typical program addressing Section 1031 Exchanges. Besides addressing the fundamentals, the program will explore more advanced concepts, such as leasehold improvement exchanges, private equity transactions, and the so-called “drop-and-swap” technique. Furthermore, the presenter answers questions about the nuances of executing a Section 1031 Exchange, reporting the exchange for tax purposes, and finer points about advising clients of what is and is not p...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Adam Walsh Act Cases

On July 27, 2006 President George W. Bush enacted the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. This law was meant to protect children from sexual exploitation in violent crimes, prevent child abuse and child pornography, and to promote Internet safety. However, the act also amended INA Section 204 and effectively prohibited US citizens and lawful permanent resident aliens who have been convicted of any “specific crime against a minor” from filing any family-based immigrant petition on behal...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Spousal Abuse Petitions for I-360 and I-751 Cases

There are specific criteria and considerations in psychosocial evaluations for spousal abuse cases, specifically when handling immigration petitions. Here, attorney Mark Silver discusses how such cases are evaluated from a clinical perspective with the consideration for the client's immigration petition. He examines the cycles of abuse and the challenges the victim faces in the context of their marriage to an American citizen, as well as the major types of abuse and characteristics of abusers....

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Legal Profession

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) applications seem to be in use everywhere, transforming vital aspects of the economy, our society, and even the courts and the way we practice law. Algorithms and other AI applications influence what we see, hear, and often think. Yet adopting AI also raises ethical and legal risks for those sectors of the community using it. Our panel of experts will discuss how Ai is impacting our lives now and in the future, as well as examine how the technology will in...

Total Credits
2.4
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Business Divorces: What to Know and Do When a Partnership Ends

In a business divorce, one or more owners of a privately held business determine to legally separate their interests through a buy-out or dissolution of the existing business. In this CLE lecture, attorney Michael Firestone will discuss the processes, strategic considerations and key legal concepts involved in representing a client going through a business divorce, as well as litigation tactics which business owners can use to advance their positions.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

International Income and Estate Tax Planning

Jacob Stein, Esq. and Manya Deva Natan, Esq. discuss several key aspects of international tax planning. Using real-life scenarios from case studies. Manya covers estate tax planning, providing an overview in the dramatic differences between estate tax exclusions for U.S. persons, and for non-resident aliens. She discusses the importance of planning for NRA investors and the best structures to use. In addition, she touches on the dream inheritance and how to plan for U.S. citizens and resident...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Asylum Basics: What you Need to Know to Handle an Asylum Case from Start to Finish

This CLE course is intended to provide attorneys with a basic knowledge of the United States asylum process. After taking the course, one should be able to handle a basic asylum application from start to finish. Furthermore, one should be able to decipher between what is a complicated asylum case and what is a simple basic asylum case. We will discuss the nuances of persecution as defined by the INA, by delving into current case law and judicial opinions. As well as learn the steps an attorney...

General Credits
2.7
Price$125

Practicing Law with Civility

This CLE lecture will focus on the impact civility or the lack thereof has on everyday practice. From interactions with clients, opposing counsel, judges and courtroom staff, the rules of professional conduct require lawyers to act civilly. This lecture will discuss the requirements of keeping client’s reasonably informed of the progress of their case, dealing with opposing counsel in a way that advances your client’s position in a way the does not compromise your ability to rely on working re...

Ethics Credits
1.7
Price$75

Trial Preparation and Procedure

This CLE will help prepare any trial attorney for an upcoming trial. Information will be provided on the immediate steps to take on receiving a file ready for trial from connecting with the client, to checking to see whats missing, what needs to be done, what records have been or should have been subpoenaed to court. Once the case is prepared for trial, the course will delve into a little of how to attack jury selection, opening, witness’s closing. Finally the course will give you some guideline...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: An Overview of Immigration Law under the Trump Administration

In this CLE program, Professor Wildes takes a broad survey of immigration law, and reviews how foreign nationals immigrate to the United States, as well as how they fall out of legal status. He also looks at local issues from a mayor's point of view, such as drivers' licenses for undocumented foreign nationals, stacking, sanctuary cities, and how to spot fraudulent marriages. Finally, he concludes this CLE program by looking at how immigration policy has shifted in the Trump administration, and...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Are Taxes Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Tax debts can be burdensome to some individuals. For various reasons the delinquent taxpayer cannot utilize IRS collection options and needs to file for bankruptcy relief. This CLE program will review the possibility of bankruptcy as a means for resolving a tax controversy for a taxpayer with an unmanageable tax debt. If you find yourself in that predicament, there are various procedures and options available to you to resolve your IRS situation.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Insufficient Funds: Representing Clients on Tax Matters When the IRS Comes Knocking on Their Door

Unplanned life events, such as divorce, catastrophic medical expenses, and other outside factors can lead to even the most responsible taxpayer having an unmanageable tax debt. This CLE program will review what options are available if your client finds themselves in that predicament. There are various procedures and options available to resolve your IRS situation.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Professionalism & Tips for Meeting Minimal Legal Standards

All lawyers should aspire to meet the highest ethical standards. All lawyers should and must also satisfy their minimal legal duties to their client. This CLE presentation discusses how to do both, and presents a simple framework to meet aspirational ethical standards and minimal legal duties. This topic crosses practice areas and is a must watch for litigators and transactional lawyers alike.

Ethics Credits
1.2
Price$50

Succession Planning for Lawyers & Strategic Growth for Law Firms

Succession planning options for attorneys may be more complex than people realize. With internal succession, external succession and contingency plans in case of sudden disability or death, the process for developing these different plans can be both complicated and highly charged. This CLE course will explain all the different plans as well as provide planning and implementation checklists for both senior attorneys and growing firms.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Power of Attorneys, Guardianships and Medicaid Planning via the Use of Promissory Notes

Guardianships are the result of lack of proper execution of the appropriate documentation required for estate planning. This CLE course will explain when guardianships are required, how they are used to implement Medicaid and special needs benefits as well as the utilization of promissory notes and gifts in Medicaid planning.

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Sentencing Considerations in Federal Court: A Defense Perspective

White collar criminal cases have a methodology all their own and preparing for federal sentences as defense counsel requires particular considerations. This CLE course, presented by noted criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, Esq. will explain the complex federal sentencing guidelines, the process for preparing a formal sentence memorandum and the legal and factual issues to consider specifically as they relate to fraud cases. The course will also offer strategies for preparing the clien...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Professionalism in High Stakes Litigation

This CLE program is designed to give the trial lawyer/practitioner a real life sense of how to address rules of professionalism/ethics and civility in high stakes litigation, when your opponent’s zealous advocacy of his/her client’s interests can lead to heated debate or obstructive behavior during the course of prosecuting the case. The presenter will use 2 real-life examples to demonstrate her points, including a Georgia case and 1 Florida case.

Ethics Credits
1.8
Price$75

So You Want to Go Solo? How to Decide, Prepare, and Survive Your First Year

This CLE course walks you through what you need to consider before making the decision to go solo then takes you through the preparation before making the jump, and sketches out what you need to survive the first year. This course first focuses on necessary considerations before you decide to take the jump, whether or not you have the ability, knowledge and personality traits to go it alone. The presenter will then discuss what it means to get your ducks in a row once you have decide...

General Credits
3.2
Price$150

Preparing Clients for Deposition, Trial and Mediation: A Necessary Investment

All litigators know the value and essential nature of preparation of clients for major litigation events. But preparation work is frequently superficial, inefficient and not sufficiently directed to the client’s fears, anxieties and intellectual capacity. In this CLE course you will learn advanced and cutting-edge techniques to thoroughly prepare your client for deposition, trial and mediation. The course will cover how to address client anxiety, how to demystify the events themselves s...

General Credits
2
Price$100

How to Prepare for a Wage-Hour Audit or Lawsuit

Today employers are facing increased challenges to their wage-hour employment practices. Federal and state departments of labor are active and conducting unannounced audits throughout the nation. Class actions seeking and winning millions of dollars are on the rise. For in-house counsel and HR Directors the antidote to assure your employment practices withstand scrutiny is to prepare for an audit or lawsuit by implementing the tips provided in this lecture. Before you receive a knock on yo...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Legal Ethics 101: Avoiding Common Mistakes and Conducting your Practice with Honesty and Integrity

This CLE program examines some of the common mistakes made by new attorneys and explores some of the best ways to deal with them once they've occurred. Using the framework of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, we will discuss common issues you may encounter with supervising attorneys, opposing counsel and clients. The material also covers best practices in setting and handling fees, as well as the requirements for properly managing trust accounts. We will review recent case law related...

Ethics Credits
1.8
Price$75

Introduction to Property and Business Interruption Insurance Law

With catastrophes impacting businesses on a regular basis across the country, whether man-made or natural disasters – hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes, and so on - it is critical for the corporate attorney or litigator to be familiar with insurance law. This CLE program introduces the practitioner to fundamental concepts of property insurance law, and the more complex nuances of business interruption insurance. Critically important in any insurance claim is an understanding of the typical ins...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Hot Topics in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law in the Federal Courts

Learn from a panel of experts about hot issues in Intellectual Property Federal Court litigation, with an emphasis on patent, trademark and copyright cases on the Supreme Court's October 2018 docket. Some of the cases and issues that will be discussed include: Patent Cases: Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. – at issue, whether an inventor’s sale of an invention to a third party that is obligated to keep the invention confidential qualifies as prior art under...

General Credits
2.2
Price$100

Client Interaction Strategies: A Deep Dive Into How We Connect With Our Clients

Law school includes a heavy load of courses on all aspects of the legal profession. And yet, one feature that does not seem to get the attention it warrants is basic client communication. Good communication may seem an inherent and almost instinctual aspect of our job as attorneys, it is a complex and often difficult process but one that can greatly impact your relationship with your client. This CLE course will take a comprehensive look at successful client communications and ways in which yo...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Legal Issues Related to Launching a Global Advertising Campaign

There isn’t much in the media that isn’t global these days, and that includes advertising campaigns. But working on an advertising campaign with a global reach may have ramifications that wouldn’t apply on a national scale. This CLE course will explain the primary issues to be aware of when working on a global advertising campaign as well as strategies for working with local counsel in other countries. The use of influencers, global sweepstakes and contests and how to conduct social media campai...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Thinking about IP Rights in Social Media Marketing & other Global Campaigns

This CLE course is presented by a panel of lawyers representing six countries and will discuss trademark, copyright, and right of publicity issues that may apply to global social media campaigns and internet ad campaigns. The course will explain jurisdiction as it applies to online campaigns and consent requests for user-generated content as well as whether it is permissible to require contestant entrants to relinquish rights to their entries.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

The Intersection of Immigration and Disabilities

U.S. immigration law has special exemptions for immigrants who have special needs, or for immigrants who have family members with special needs. This CLE course will explore some of the more common ways that a practitioner may encounter these situations and go over strategies to help clients.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

8 Privacy and Advertising Tips for the Games Industry

This CLE program presented by Gregory Boyd and Daniel M. Goldberg will discuss the most relevant privacy issues involving video games and online advertising. The topics include: GDPR's impact on online advertising, the anticipated impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act and the increased focus by regulators, consumer advocates, academia, and the media on issues like geolocation and youth audiences.

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

99 Years & Counting: Genocide, Human Rights, Cyber Terrorism, and International Crimes

Benjamin Ferencz was only 27 years old when he was assigned the role of Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and successfully convicted all 22 Nazi defendants for their participation in the murder over a million people. Now in his 100th year of life, Mr. Ferencz recounts his lifetime of work focusing on issues of international criminal justice in this captivating CLE course. Mr. Ferencz discusses the growth of international criminal law and the prosecution crimes of aggression including ge...

General Credits
3
Price$150

Top 10 Things You Should Tell Your Startup Client

It seems that everyone is working in start-ups today. And while some take off beyond anyone’s wildest dream, more fail or never take off at all. Startup clients, even those who have unique expertise in the product they are creating, often lack experience in setting up and running a business. Lawyers can help fill the gap and help position companies for future success. This CLE presentation will highlight issues in corporate, intellectual property, commercial and employment law that startups ne...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Handling Wrongful Convictions in New York

The Court of Claims Act § 8-b, also known as the New York State Unjust Conviction and Imprisonment Act, allows those who have been wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the State if they have served all or part of their sentence. In addition, many people who have been wrongfully convicted are also able to seek compensation under federal law. Our panel of experts will discuss the many aspects of litigating an unjust conviction case in New York and a companion case in federal cour...

General Credits
3.2
Price$125

Elements, Innovations & Challenges in Sports Contracts

This CLE course examines the key elements inherent in sports contracts, reviewing them across a variety of legal settings: collectively bargained player agreements as in Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League; contracts involving personal services including coaching, broadcasting, and managerial contracts in sports; endorsement agreements and licensing agreements. The materials will also examine several “real world” exemplar...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Would You Take That Bet? The Effects of Legalized Betting on Sports

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. NCAA, striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May 2018, opening the door to the possibility of legalized sports wagering in every state, at least those willing to start down this path, this course will examine what the possible long and short term effects of sports betting may be on the legal and regulatory environment surrounding professional and collegiate sports in the United States. Participants will g...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Captive Insurance: State and Local Tax Issues

State and local tax issues are a hot topic for captive insurance companies as these taxes are widely misunderstood and a new area of increased interest from state departments of insurance to generate revenue. Captive insurance professionals need to understand the basics of income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, and how those principals apply to various captive insurance taxes. This CLE course demonstrates that SALT is largely a function of constitutional law and the skilled practitio...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Captive Insurance: Strategies & Tactics

This CLE course introduces the corporate attorney to how captive insurance companies operate with a focus on the profitability captives provide to their affiliated groups. Captives structuring techniques are analyzed in light of recent Tax Court cases. In addition, the course explores the use of captive insurance as a cost minimization strategy for workers compensation and healthcare benefits.

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Litigating MAGA: Lessons in Advocacy of Controversial and Uncertain Claims

How should legal practitioners approach and defend claims that might seem nebulous or without precedent? This seminar will answer this question by considering cases such as Piatek v. Happiest Hour, where in 2018 a business ejected a patron for wearing a Make America Great Again hat. In that case, the plaintiff argued that the bar had discriminated against him on the basis of his “creed.” We will discuss the arguments made for and against the plaintiff in this case alongside other such cases...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Does Jewish Law Like Lawyers? Building a Just Legal System

Lawyers have a unique appreciation of the pitfalls of overly zealous representation, and of the need for codes of professional responsibility that regulate an attorney’s behavior. Unexpectedly, ancient Jewish legal texts contain crucial lessons regarding the distinction between good and bad lawyering. In this CLE, a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law delves into the sources and provides a new perspective on lawyer ethics.

Ethics Credits
1.2
Price$50

How Rabbinical Court Cases are Decided

In this CLE, a well known rabbinical court judge describes the relevance of secular law to proceedings in beit din (rabbinical court) under Jewish law. A rabbinical court judge and director of the Beth Din of America, a rabbinical court based in New York, walks listeners through an actual case arbitrated (and ultimately mediated) at the Beth Din of America, and concludes with a description of some of the unique procedural issues that arise in a beit din.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Unique Divorce Issues Arising under Jewish Law

Jewish couples getting divorced face unique religious law issues with potential secular law ramifications. The ketuba, a central element of a Jewish wedding, is actually a legal document with financial implications. In order to dissolve a Jewish marriage, a Get (writ of divorce) is necessary. The Get requires the mutual participation of husband and wife, and in some cases the withholding of a Get has been threatened or utilized as a tool for negotiation leverage or simply out of spite. In...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Beth Din As a Preferred Forum

Jewish law prefers dispute resolution among Jews to take place through mediation or arbitration in a beit din (lit. house of law), a rabbinical forum for dispute resolution. In this CLE, an expert on Jewish law discusses some of the more intricate rules regarding the issue of selecting a forum for dispute resolution, and the director of the Beth Din of America, a rabbinical court based in New York, explains the rabbinical court process, and how decisions are reached, by describing an actual c...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Beth Din Jurisprudence

When contemporary business cases are decided through rabbinical court arbitration, procedural and substantive law is determined by utilizing ancient and modern Jewish law texts. But Jewish law recognizes that in the business arena parties enter deals with an expectation that local law and custom will govern their dealings. In addition, the modern day arbitration forum presents interesting procedural issues for a Jewish court. In this CLE, an arbitrator at, and the administrative attorney of...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Female Testimony in Beit Din: An Untold Story of Halachic Justice

Contemporary rabbinical courts accept testimony even from classes of individuals who are barred from testifying under Biblical law. In this fascinating discussion about how Jewish justice operates in the sphere of rabbinical court decision making, an expert in religious arbitration law from Pepperdine University School of Law describes the interplay between religious law and societal norms.

Ethics Credits
1.2
Price$50

Equitable and Not So Equitable Division of Real Estate in Divorce

The process of dividing and distributing real property between spouses in a divorce complex, inconsistent, and confusing. What factors do courts consider in deciding whether a sale, buyout or deferred sale is appropriate? Who will keep the marital home? How do courts divide the proceeds of sale? Can your client recover the money that his or her parents lent on the marital home? Real estate, unlike liquid assets, does not automatically become marital property subject to a 50/50 division even if...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

Ethical Issues Confronting Criminal Practitioners

Using real-life hypotheticals, our panel of experts will address issues confronted by practitioners on a daily basis. Some of the subjects that will be covered are: Brady violations — the criminal law versus the ethics rules; A defendant's right to determine strategy, even when it is insane; Lawyers taping their clients and disclosing the tape in defense of a criminal or disciplinary allegation; and, Witness preparation — avoiding getting in bed with a perjurious witness....

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Don’t Get Caught in a Transactional Maze: Income Tax Fundamentals and Their Ethical Implications for Lawyers

Learn from both a tax expert and a noted legal ethicist about income tax fundamentals and their ethical implications for the transactional lawyer. Some of the important issues to be addressed include: Fundamentals of the Income Tax System: Taxable income and tax liability; taxable gains and losses; gain and loss realization vs recognition General Exclusion Provisions: COD Income; Gain on sale of principle residence; Opportunity Zone Exclusions General Nonrecognition Provisions: 1031 L...

Total Credits
2.1
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

How to Win Big at Trial

From two of the most experienced and successful trial lawyers in America, this CLE course will tell you the key things you need to know and do to win big at trial particularly a jury trial. This is not your grandfather’s trial course. It is about the “whys” and “how tos” that lead to success. Since there are as many styles as there are trial lawyers, there is really no right or wrong way to try a case. There are, however, some very real “do’s” and “don’ts” and this course will cover the key on...

General Credits
3
Price$150

Diversity and Inclusion: The Concept of Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is a phenomenon that is under increasing study. It is unconscious bias formed by associations in the brain that link two ideas together, and is formed by experiences, cultural affirmations, society, media and other influences. This CLE program will address how implicit bias can affect a workplace, and how companies can incorporate best practices and measures to address bias and promote morale.

Ethics Credits
1.2
Price$50

Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Disputes: Understanding the Litigation Pregame

Companies often deal with disputes relating to departing employees, unlawful competition and employee theft. These disputes often end up in court, where there are significant legal pitfalls and factual hurdles awaiting either side in litigation. This CLE program will discuss litigation best practices for the prosecution or defense of a restrictive covenants claim.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Matter-Of-Mam Competency Evaluations For Immigration Proceedings

This CLE course will provide the immigration defense attorney with an understanding of the mental health and evaluation issues for immigration clients who may require competency evaluations. These clients may already be in proceedings or may be held in an ICE detention center pending an outcome of the evaluation. Join attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver for an in-depth analysis of Matter of M-A-M Cases. Learning Objectives: Understand the major concerns in a competency hearing b...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Mitigation of Illegal Behavior in Immigration Defense

Among the most important topics in immigration defense today is CRIMMIGRATION, that is, the consideration of how to contend with and explain criminal issues, including illegal activity and crimes involving moral turpitude, for immigration clients. This seminar will consider how to tackle this extremely important issue separate and apart from proving hardship issues in 601-waiver petitions by using MITIGATION, just as criminal defense lawyers use mitigation to defend and explain their client’s...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Regulation of Banks in the U.S.

This CLE course focuses on the regulation of banks in the U.S. It covers the significant bank regulatory laws from the Great Depression to the 2010 Dodd Frank Act, as well as both federal and state regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over banks. It also discusses various regulatory compliance requirements, including anti-money laundering and several Dodd Frank Act requirements; trends in governmental enforcement actions against banks; the recurring cycles of de-regulation resulting in fina...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Legal Careers for International LLMs in the U.S.

Join us for a panel discussion about the career opportunities available to international graduates of U.S. LLM programs, as well as how employing International LLM's helps achieve diversity and inclusion within firms, and the legal profession in general. Our panelists have studied at the Fordham Law Foreign Lawyers Program, Harvard Law LLM Program, University of Pennsylvania LLM Program and Michigan Law LLM program. They have gone on to have successful careers as: the New York City Asb...

General Credits
2
Price$100

18 for '18: Sports Marketing & Media's Top Legal Issues from 2018

Sports are a powerful part of many marketing and media planning arsenals. Yet recent cases show that even the most experienced marketers and properties can fall into legal traps when marketing around sports events. Misunderstanding governing body rules, local practices, and evolving intellectual property law can crater deals, strain relationships and lead to expensive disputes. With so much at stake, brands, agencies, properties, and athletes need to know when they are exposing themselves to t...

General Credits
1.4
Price$50

Recent Developments in GDPR

Passed in April of 2016 to protect the personal data of EU citizens, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union affected almost every entity that did business online, regardless of whether that business was in the EU or not. Enforceable since May 25th, 2018, and with fines potentially as high as 4% of annual turnover - total sales vs. merely profit - the GDPR was supposed to be a sea change for businesses both in Europe and outside of it. Has it been? This CLE c...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

UCC Article 9 Foreclosure: Issues Ideas and Ambiguities

If a lender requires that their loans be secured by all the personal property of their borrower, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code wholly governs this process. If a lender making a loan creates a security interest in collateral under Article 9, and the loan goes into default, it must also foreclose its security interest under the rules of Article 9. Article 9 is complicated and comprehensive. This CLE course teaches the basics of the four methods of foreclosing a loan. The i...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Matrimonial Law from A to Z

This CLE course will review all the issues involved in a divorce matter, from whether the parties meet the residency requirements to the signing of the Judgment of Divorce. The course will provide both the law and practical real-world tips. Topics Include: Child Custody Forensic Evaluations Child Support Spousal Maintenance Equitable Distribution (distribution of assets) Attorney Fees Learning Objectives: A basic familiarity with matrimonial law in New York State....

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Borderline Personality Disorder: Pre-Plea and Pre-Sentence Criminal Mitigation Strategies

In this CLE course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver delves into criminal mitigation strategies for the client suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder is among the least understood, and yet perhaps the most important mental health issues for criminal defense lawyers. As many as 6% of the population carry the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and the criteria for this mental health issue provide profound understanding regarding the crim...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Creative Cutting Edge Trust Planning Strategies

The Jobs Cut Tax Act of 2017, worries of future tax changes, and other developments (e.g. the Wacker case concerning self-settled trusts) have all served to dramatically change trust planning for clients of all wealth levels. This CLE course will review creative and cutting edge tax, trust and related planning techniques which practitioners can use to better serve clients. More in depth and objective discussion will be provided about the uses and issues of non-grantor trusts for income tax and...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

Criminal Mitigation: Humanizing the Client Toward a Better Outcome

This CLE course provides an overview of criminal mitigation to criminal defense lawyers, and reviews various humanizing processes that a criminal law attorney can utilize to better advocate for his or her client. Dr. Silver discusses how the use of psychological analysis, which can also impact the factual analysis of the case, can paint a more positive picture of a client and increase their chances of success. Both experienced and novice lawyers will gain important insight into various criteri...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How Leadership Can Create Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

The increased focus on workplace discrimination, bias and harassment has raised awareness and management of these issues tremendously. But what happens when the behavior stays just above the threshold of legal acceptability? This CLE course will review all the ways, big and small, that prejudicial attitudes or implicit bias may adversely impact the legal profession, particularly for vulnerable employees. The course will explore the legal, sociological, psychological and organizational aspects...

Ethics Credits
1.8
Price$75

Recent Developments in Legal Funding

Legal Funding is now one of the hottest topics when it comes to client, attorney and case financing. It seems like every state in the country is legislating and preparing guidelines to address this controversial form of lending. In this CLE lecture, Jeffrey Rubin, Esq. address the origins of legal funding and how various states are addressing the often boilerplate contracts, high interest and ethical conflicts. The lecture emphasizes New York State, Maine, Ohio and Minnesota but also delves i...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

Ethics and Social Responsibility in the Fashion Industry

The fashion industry has come under scrutiny in recent times on the subject of corporate social responsibility. Global retailers strive to ensure their global corporate standards for labor, safety, sustainability and quality are uniformly adhered to throughout their supply chain. The difficulty of achieving this goal is frayed with hurdles as global brands struggle to operate across different national governance, cultural differences and language variations. Our distinguished panel w...

Ethics Credits
1.8
Price$75

The Emerging Environmental Crisis

This CLE course addresses an interesting new area of environmental law: emerging contaminants in our drinking water. The course will primarily discuss the federal environmental statute that seeks to protect our drinking water supplies, the Safe Drinking Water Act. While there are many contaminants that are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, there are new contaminants, called “emerging contaminants” that remain unregulated and are impacting the safety and quality of drinking water sup...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Federal Criminal Practice 101

The potential for long-term incarceration and stiff penalties make federal criminal trials a high stakes game. A well-thought out strategy and extensive preparation are needed to successfully navigate the federal criminal process, and that can only be achieved by practice and experience. This CLE program, presented by Alex Spiro and Kayla Feld of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, will help new attorneys learn to navigate the process and parts of a federal criminal trial as well as pro...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Business Alternative Dispute Resolution

Business Arbitration and Business Mediation have a number of advantages relative to litigating commercial cases in court. There also are some disadvantages. Unless you’re intimately familiar with the Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, how will you know how best to represent your client? The speaker is an experienced business dispute resolution lawyer, commercial arbitrator and mediator, trainer of new and experienced neutrals, ADR law consultant, author, and speaker who will review the...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

How to Handle A Wage and Hour/FLSA Case

A panel of experts provides a comprehensive look at wage and hour cases, from the perspective of the plaintiff and the defendant, as well as from the perspective of Magistrate Judge, EDNY, Ramon E. Reyes. In recent years there has been an influx of litigation in the area of wage and hour claims. Understand how improperly paid employees can recover compensation for missed wages. Learn how employers can make mistakes by improperly classifying or paying employees, which can lead to costly...

General Credits
3.1
Price$150

Arts & Crafts in Litigation

Hear from the experts what you need to know about creating, filing and presenting your litigation product. Topics include: Sanctions judges have imposed for poorly formatted, constructed, compiled, or bound submissions Reasons to convert-to-PDF, rather than print-to-PDF, better than scan-to-PDF Hidden properties in word documents that transfer over to the ECF/NYSCEF filed PDF documents, including author and file name (so don't name it in word "document stupid judge made me file" -...

General Credits
1.9
Price$100

Advertising Law in Russia

Advertising has become a global endeavor, marketing to consumers far beyond national borders via the web and social media. As a result, companies need to be well-versed in rules governing global advertising. This CLE course will provide a comprehensive review of these rules and regulations. Co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, the course will specifically address advertising and marketing to consumers in Russia.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Should Online Legal Referral Services be Regulated?

In many ways we are becoming more and more dependent on our digital devices for both business and personal endeavors, Yet in other ways the business environment has not really changed - businesses are still trying to reach as broad a potential market as possible and counterbalancing potential regulatory and consumer protection issues are still being raised by their products. In the legal arena, on-line attorney referral services have become an attractive way for attorneys to generate n...

Total Credits
4
Incl. 3 Ethics
Price$175

Diversity & Inclusion: The #MeToo Movement’s Impact on the Legal Profession

In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, all individuals, organizations and professions need to evaluate their understanding of and policies towards issues of gender discrimination and gender diversity. The legal profession is no exception. This timely CLE course will review issues of sexual harassment, pay equity and diversity in law firms. Practical tips and strategies for increasing diversity and avoiding inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace whether by individuals or by company culture w...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Litigation Ethics Summit: I Walk the Line

Applying ethics rules to real-world litigation can be daunting. Your clients want you to push the limits. Technology speeds everything up. And every time you open the Law Journal it's filled with malpractice cases, fee battles, pay equity claims, disqualification motions and partnership disputes. To understand your obligations and manage all the risks you need to keep up with new rules and opinions. This Litigation Ethics Summit presented by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, will ident...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection is designed to minimize a client’s exposure to risk, ideally before that risk has presented itself. This program will teach you everything you need to know about protecting your client’s assets from frivolous plaintiffs and creditors. Eli Akhavan, a leading expert in asset protection will cover specific planning strategies and solutions, including planning with business entities as well as domestic and foreign trusts. This CLE course will explain how to structure asset prote...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Real Estate Closing Practices in New York and New Jersey

Understand what is involved with buying and selling real estate in New York and New Jersey, including what it takes to get the deal closed. Topics include real estate contracts; dealing with objection letters; inspections; title; mortgages; buyer's and seller's closing disclosures; tax obligations; and more.

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

What Lawyers Need to Know About Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

This CLE program will explore the rapidly evolving hype and reality of blockchain technology, including recent legal developments and how to advise your clients. The following topics will be covered: data security, privacy, intellectual property and ownership, monetization of data, regulation, product liability, automated contracts, IoT advocacy, application program interfaces and ethical issues involved in data collection and sharing. Highlights of the Program include: The Internet of Th...

General Credits
3.4
Price$150

Sexual Harassment: Workplace Investigations and Litigation in the #MeToo Era

As a result of the #MeToo Movement Era, it seems that that there has been an uptick in complaints of alleged sexual harassment in for-profit and non-profit companies. Thus, it is now more important than ever that companies and other organizations proactively deal with sexual harassment allegations. Thus companies must: Promptly investigate the allegations; Thoroughly protect the victims against retaliation; Take proper action when wrongful conduct is found; and Take steps to try and...

General Credits
2.4
Price$100

Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessibility Issues for Businesses

In the first six months of 2018, nearly 5,000 lawsuits were filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in federal court alleging inaccessibility at businesses that are open to the general public. Over a thousand of those lawsuits were filed in New York. This CLE program will feature a panel discussion as speakers discuss the reasons for the increase in this type of litigation and how businesses can minimize the risk of being sued. The panel will discuss website and “brick and mortar...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Managing and Valuing Tangible Personal Property in Estates

This CLE program will discuss best practices for managing and valuing tangible personal property in trusts and estates. The program will cover a variety of different kinds of property including motor cars, jewelry, rare books and fine art and give an overview on the following topics: Appraisals values and purposes IRS-defined qualified appraisers and qualified appraisals IRS Art Advisory Panel Factors affecting valuation (and past examples) Regulated materials Authenticity Title/...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Depositions To Win: Win Before You Begin

In litigation, particularly in personal injury and wrongful death cases, all parties are routinely deposed. The deposition of an adverse party should be viewed as a deposition of a free expert witness, one that the plaintiff can use to prove her case, or at a minimum, defuse possible defenses. This CLE course is designed to teach the plaintiff's attorney how to use an adverse witness to help prove the plaintiff's case, and undermine the defenses and attack the credibility of the defend...

General Credits
3
Price$150

Comic Book Contract Negotiation and Drafting Practicum

This CLE program will do a deep-dive into the three agreements every lawyer must know when representing a comic book creator: the artist services agreement, the comic book publishing agreement, and the motion picture option/purchase agreement. Facilitated by seasoned comic book publishing attorneys, attendees will get a chance to issue-spot, draft, and engage in mock negotiations. Some of the Issues explored in this second CLE: Negotiation and drafting of the artist services agreement...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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
1.3
Price$50

Representing Comic Book Creator Clients: A Guide to Contractual and IP Issues

This CLE program tracks recent trends in comic book business and legal practice as it introduces lawyers to the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. The discussion tracks the stages of representing a client from the initial comic book concept through to the negotiation of the publishing agreement. Some of the issues explored in this CLE: Intellectual property issues in the comic book industry Service agreements and collaboration agreements What publishers...

General Credits
3.6
Price$150

Common Ethical Dilemmas in Civil Practice

The ethical obligations that attorneys must uphold may be complicated, never more so than when it’s your client who is blurring the lines. This CLE course will explain ethical codes of competence, candor, confidentiality and diligence. The course will present challenging dilemmas in civil practices such as when a client commits perjury, managing social media posts and addressing scams targeting settlement monies in a firm’s trust fund. Practical advice on preventing and managing these and many...

Ethics Credits
1.4
Price$50

Preparing a Nursing Home Case for Trial

Nursing home cases are particularly challenging. This CLE course will explain the foundational requirements for such cases and the preparation needed in the weeks leading up to the trial. The course will review what’s needed to properly admit evidence, using demonstratives, successful case organization and best practices for implementing technology. Logistical and strategical concerns will also be addressed.

General Credits
1.4
Price$50

What Are Mechanic’s and Construction Liens and Why Do They Matter for Your Project?

Mechanic’s and Construction Liens are a powerful tool to secure monies due to contractors and others who provide labor and materials to improve real property. This course will provide an exhaustive discourse on the use of mechanic’s and Construction liens on both public and private improvements, as well as the steps that owners may take to respond to the liens. Brian J. Markowitz, Esq. and Max Rayetsky, Esq. will begin by discussing general principles of the Lien Law, and will proceed with an...

General Credits
2.3
Price$100

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.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Voir Dire: The Differences between Civil and Criminal Litigation

Understand how to select a jury from the perspective of the plaintiff/prosecutor and the defendant in a civil and a criminal case. The different considerations that arise when selecting a jury for a criminal and a civil case will be discussed, as well as how to identify implicit bias on the part of jurors or counsel, and how to deal with it when bias does occur.

Total Credits
3.6
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bringing Class Actions & Mass Claims to Resolution

Rodney Max, a principal with Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediation Group, and UWWM mediator Steven Jaffe explains how to maintain ethical standards and civil discourse during mediations that arise from class and mass actions. For this CLE program, their discussion is moderated by UWWM mediator Jeffrey M. Fleming, who also serves as an arbitrator and special magistrate.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate Planning Retainer Agreements and Engagement Letters

Retainer agreements (engagement letters) are critical to establish and document the understanding the practitioner has with the client. They are an important step that practitioners can take to identify expected actions and protect practitioners from a myriad of potential issues, or worse, ethical problems or suits. What should practitioners consider including in a retainer agreement? How has technology changed the issues that might be addressed? Are text messages an issue? Why is it important...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Preparing & Presenting a Plaintiff for a Deposition

Presenting a witness for a deposition requires significant time and preparation before even walking into the room. This seminar provides an overview of the practice tips and recommendations for preparing and presenting a witness for a deposition. This CLE program discusses how to meet with and prepare a witness – in particular a personal injury plaintiff. In this program, Mike Shanahan will describe the best practices approach for ensuring your witness is fully prepared to explain the basis fo...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Opening Arguments

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Commercial Arbitration Clauses for Business Lawyers

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 1

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

General Credits
7.5
Price$250

41st Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 2

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

Total Credits
7.5
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$225

Nailing the 30 Min Consultation

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Pursuing FDCPA Violations

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Law of Bank Payments

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

General Credits
3
Price$150

Advanced Planning with Trusts

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Police Misconduct: Recent Developments under Section 1983

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Trial Strategy: How to Ask Questions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Ethical Considerations: Retainers and Disclaimers in Cannabis Law

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Follow the Money: Legal Pitfalls of Investing in Cannabis

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Owners’ Agreements for Start-Ups and Relatively New Companies

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Insurance Implications for Cannabis Lawyers

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Introduction to Cannabis Law and Medical Programs

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Litigation Strategies for Ending Prohibition

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Marijuana Matters in the Workplace: Cannabis & Employment Law

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Market Regulation Priorities: Detecting and Preventing Misconduct

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Overview of Adult Use Legislation in New York & New Jersey

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Protecting Your Cannabis Intellectual Property

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Realities of Regulation: Regulating Adult Use After Legalization

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Effective Processes for Suspicious Activity Monitoring and Investigations

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enforcement Initiatives, Developments and Priorities

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Implementing a Risk-Based Program and Identifying Red Flags

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Suitability, Supervision and Surveillance

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Alternative Investments and Current Issues

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Compliance Effective Practices for Institutional Firms

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Detecting, Preventing and Investigating Fraud and Misappropriation

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Working Together to Protect Senior Investors

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

International Taxation: A Primer for Business and Immigration Lawyers

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Rent Overcharges, Rent Regulatory Status and the Four Year Rule

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Defending The Notorious: A View From the Trenches

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Mandatory Reporting of Child and Elder Abuse Under Oregon Law

Child abuse is one of the most troubling problems plaguing our society today. A significant number of children are physically, sexually and mentally abused every year. Many times, these children tell no one of their abuse. Elder abuse is a significant problem in our country as well, as people age and become more dependent on others—and potentially more vulnerable to abuse. Recognizing that attorneys are some of the most likely professionals to come into contact with victims or perpetrators of...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Get Smart: Ethical Boundaries vis a vis Case Investigations and Evidence Collection in the Digital World

With ever-changing and expanding social media, it is important for attorneys to understand the ethical boundaries in case investigations and when collecting evidence. This CLE will review various issues of relevance, including wiretap laws, pretexting, social media subpoenas and third-party discovery, traditional investigations, and ethical considerations for attorneys and law firms.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Writing 101: Writing for Young Lawyers

This CLE course is a brief introduction to the rules governing the format of written submissions to the state and federal courts of New Jersey, as well as a brief discussion of writing style and content. The course is intended for young lawyers and those attorneys recently admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey.

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Jersey Will Drafting Basics

Learn the basics of how to draft a Will for a New Jersey client. This CLE program will review the statutory requirements that are the foundation for a valid Will. Become familiar with 7 specific Will provisions and clauses that address a wide range of typical client concerns. Course materials include complete Wills for a single person and married couple along with 3 Will excerpts with suggested provisions for married couple with young children; married couple with adult children; married coupl...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Self-Settled Trusts After Wacker

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

How to Conduct a Deposition: An Interactive Program

The pre-trial deposition stage is a critical point in any litigation. Indeed many personal injury and commercial cases are either won or lost during the deposition phase. Our panel of experts provides practical guidance, while teaching basic deposition skills, techniques for handling commonly encountered problems, how to use depositions at trial and how to seek rulings from a trial judge. A demonstration of how to conduct a deposition is also re- enacted. Some of the specifi...

General Credits
3
Price$150

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Advertising Law in the United States and Around the Globe

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Mindfulness and the Practice of Law

This CLE program is presented by psychologist Amanda Schwait, Ph.D., and Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators Carl Schwait and Renée Thompson, who are former trial attorneys. The program will define what mindfulness can mean to a law practice. Attendees will be given an understanding of its emotional, psychological and physical benefits, plus tools to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
3
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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Planning for Real Estate Owners: Advanced Strategies for Attorneys

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basic Principles of Liability for Personal Injury or Death of Passenger on an International Flight

This CLE program will review the basic principles of liability for personal injury or death of a passenger on an international flight under the Montreal Convention. Christopher B. Kende, Member at Cozen O’Connor, and Adjunct Professor of Transportation and Maritime Law at Brooklyn Law School will provide a chronological overview of the various treaties and private agreements involving international air carrier liability, and will review the requirements for liability, periods during which the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

2017 Revisions to AIA Documents

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Ethics and Aggressive Lawyering

In this CLE program, a panel of experts including a professional responsibility practitioner and experienced commercial litigator, a former First Deputy Disciplinary Committee and Professional Responsibility attorney and the Deputy Chief of the Attorney Grievance Committee will discuss the limits of aggressive lawyering and how attorneys can avoid crossing the ethical line when representing their clients.

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Insurance as a Tax, Financing and Capital Solution

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Removing Gender Bias From Your Speech and Papers

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Estate Planning and Ancillary Planning Areas - Part 2

This CLE will discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017 making massive changes to personal and estate tax rules. Every aspect of planning will be affected: asset protection, charitable giving, planning for itemized deductions, 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 might also be the most quickly cobbled together and p...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethics and Professionalism

Much of an attorney’s job is about getting the legal system to work for them, but there are still some lines that can’t be crossed. This CLE course will explain those lines and provide a comprehensive understanding of the Rules of Professional Conduct and how they apply to past, present and prospective clients, the Court, and their adversaries.

Ethics Credits
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.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trends in Securities Litigation

This CLE program will cover important trends in the filing of securities class actions, including the surge in the number of class actions filed. Sasha Aganin of Cornerstone Research, a leader in developing securities class action statistics, will provide data on the overall number of filings, the types of cases (including separate analysis of merger and non-merger cases), the industries most frequently targeted, the choice of Federal versus State Court, the districts and circuits pre...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

PAY OR PLAY: How to Make it Meaningful

“Pay or Play” is an important point in any negotiation for services in the Entertainment Industry. But is getting “pay or play” as part of the deal the beginning or end of the negotiation over that point? This CLE explores the myriad other issues which need to be addressed as part of “pay or play”, and looks at some of the cases and a sample agreement to give context to the importance of this presentation.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recent Developments in Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets Litigation

Many employers try to limit former employees’ actions at the conclusion of the employment relationship through restrictive covenants, especially to protect proprietary information, trade secrets, confidential customer relationships and information. Yet, generally courts in New York will only enforce these agreements when they are necessary to protect an employer’s legitimate interests and where they are reasonable in time and geographic area. Join our panel of experts as they discuss th...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Offensive & Defensive Strategies in E-Discovery

Discovery in complex litigation is becoming more and more challenging as electronic data is sometimes the only source of relevant information in a case. Many State and Federal Courts Scheduling Orders require parties to provide detailed information about clients' computer and data systems at the onset of litigation including identification of computer systems, formats of production, claw back provisions and preservation strategies. Many attorneys are uncomfortable with this new Electronic vers...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Trust Owned Life Insurance (TOLI)

Life insurance policies, especially those owned by trusts (TOLI) are facing a crisis. 45% of life policies purchased between 1982 and 2003 were non-guaranteed universal life policies. Of those polices 23%-25% are projected to lapse prematurely. Premature lapse undermines estate plans, harms those relying on the proceeds from those policies, and potentially triggers suits against trustees who have not managed TOLI properly. Unless reviewed and restructured, many universal life policies will exp...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Charitable Planning: Evolving Perspectives

Whatever happens with Tax Reform charitable giving is evolving in dramatic ways. This CLE program will help guide counsel on how to advise clients in light of the many social, legal, and other changes affecting charitable giving.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Crowdfunding: Meeting Humanitarian Needs

Substantial sums of money have been raised by crowdfunding websites. Yet, there seems to be little law, and even less guidance, for those using this fundraising approach. This CLE program will identify some of the legal and tax issues and give advisers background to understand the crowdfunding phenomena and knowledge to help those clients creating or using crowdfunding campaigns for humanitarian purposes.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Non-Tax Considerations of Estate Planning

Estate planning has been transformed in large part by the dramatic increase in the estate tax exemption. Regardless of whether Tax Reform is enacted or whether it doubles the gift and estate tax exemption as proposed, very few decedents pay an estate tax. Practitioners need to address a wide range of non-tax factors to help clients and remain relevant. This CLE program will focus on many non-tax factors (not just income tax basis step-up maximization) that practitioners should consider.

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...

General Credits
2
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...

General Credits
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
Price$50

Trust Yourself: A Basic Guide to Using Trust Accounts for Legal Fees

This CLE presentation, intended for newer practitioners, covers some of the basics of using trust accounts for legal fees. Lawyers, especially those with high volume practices who accept smaller flat fees for cases, often want to avoid depositing upfront fees into their trust accounts. This presentation discusses when unearned fees paid upfront can be deposited directly into the operating account and weighs the pros and cons of doing so. It also addresses where to look to find the applicabl...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

1031 Exchanges: Rules to Succeed & Common Pitfalls

1031 Exchanges are a useful tool for investors, attorneys, title agents, and real estate agents. This CLE course will give attendees an overview to 1031 Exchanges, in addition to touching on all basic rules, regulations, benefits and other concepts necessary for a successful 1031 Exchange. Attendees will learn how utilizing a 1031 Exchange can not only help defer capital gains taxes on investment and commercial properties, but how it can be used as a tool to reinvest wealth and grow their inve...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Title Insurance Claims

This CLE presentation explores recent caselaw from around the country related to title insurance coverage and closing liability. Attorney Kent Lewis will also discuss what attorneys need to know about Email Compromise Fraud including what red flags to look for, what to do if it happens to you and the position Errors and Omission insurance carriers are taking regarding coverage for losses related to Email Comprise Fraud.

General Credits
1
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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Disqualification by Reason of Vicarious Conflict of Interest

In an increasingly mobile society, one in which lawyers generally expect to spread their careers over several law firms, the rules governing professional conduct generally require allowing such commerce without strangling careers on the one hand, while accounting for clients’ ongoing expectations of confidentiality on the other. In this CLE program, noted real estate law author and practitioner Dov Treiman discusses when the disqualification of one attorney in a firm effects a disquali...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Real Estate Implications of the Health Hazards of Tobacco Smoke

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recollections of the Last Surviving Prosecutor: 70 Years Since Nuremberg

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

US Immigration Fundamentals: Day Two

In the uncertain political climate, 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. The second day covers Family-based Immigration, Removal Proceedings and an Overview of Asylum and offers practical tips and advice.

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

What You Need to Know about Negotiating Retail and Restaurant Leases

The smaller tenant is “clout challenged” when it comes to dealing with landlord’s onerous, one-sided lease forms. Sending a 300 comment memo will not advance tenant’s cause—in fact, may well backfire; tenant (unfairly) being branded as a troublemaker. And that goes for legal counsel, too! The objective of this CLE program is to discuss strategic analysis of the lease form and isolate those very significant legal and business provisions which have the greatest impact on the retail and re...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

US Immigration Fundamentals: Day One

In the uncertain political climate, 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. The first day focuses on Non-immigrant Work-related Visa Categories and Obtaining a Green Card.

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

School Discipline Basics for Attorneys

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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.

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Jack Newton Lerner Landlord-Tenant Practice Institute 2017-2018

Join an unparalleled panel from the bench, bar and government for a full day discussion of the hot button issues in landlord-tenant law today. Topics to be addressed include: What’s New in Housing Court Most Important Co-op and Condo Cases in the Last 24 Months Appellate Update Housing Preservation Violations and Issues Impact of the Altman Case Tenant Harassment and Right to Counsel: A View from Both the Landlord and Tenant Perspective Update on Attorneys’ Fees eDiscovery and...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

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...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

From Panel to Publisher: Representing Comic Book Creator Clients

Comic books are not just for kids anymore — they are the foundation of many of the best-selling properties driving today’s motion picture and television industry revenues. The comic book industry and its ancillary markets continue to flourish, with new trends in digital publishing and derivative licensing. This CLE program features top attorneys in the comic book publishing industry and tracks recent trends in comic book business and legal practice. It is designed to help lawyers under...

General Credits
3.5
Price$150

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

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Negotiating the Purchase and Sale of a Business

This CLE Program will feature information on common pitfalls, helpful language, and what to expect with respect to enforceability and court actions as they pertain to business sales in Florida.

General Credits
0.5
Price$25

Recent Developments with Practical Estate Planning Implications

The estate planning world is focused on the uncertainty of repeal (or not) which has profound impact on what planning might be appropriate. But practitioners should not overlook the stream of new developments that might impact clients now. This CLE program will provide a practical practice oriented review of new developments including the following: Estate tax repeal – what it means to planning. Portability new Relief - Rev. Proc. 2017-34 provides significant lenience to make a lat...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recognizing and Removing Bias from the Legal Profession

Have you been hearing about implicit bias and wondering what that means and if it affects you? Do you question whether the legal profession truly upholds justice and fairness for all? Maybe you’re just wondering what all the hullabaloo is about. In any case, this CLE is for you. Together we will explore the origins of bias, define implicit and explicit bias, look at ways that bias has impacted the legal profession, and define the causes of action arising from bias.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Recognition, Understanding and Intervention

Presented by seasoned attorney and acclaimed author on intervention Mick Meagher, Esq., this CLE course offers insight into identifying the signs of addiction within the accepted guidelines and how to define addiction and addictive behaviors. The course will review the disease process of addiction, the warning signs to look for and how addiction impacts the lives of substance abusers both personally and professionally.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts (“SLATs”): A Key Planning Tool

SLAT planning can provide tremendous planning benefits for many married clients. With proper tailoring for the current environment, a useful default estate and financial planning strategy is to employ non-reciprocal spousal lifetime access trusts (“SLATs”). This can provide a flexible framework for a wide range of clients and can achieve an array of planning goals. The technique can be adapted for modest estates needing life insurance trusts, to ultra-high net worth clients requiring...

General Credits
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...

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1.5 Ethics
Price$125

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...

Total Credits
3
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$150

Trusts: Planning and Drafting for Divorce

Trusts are one of the most powerful tools for planning to minimize the risk to assets in a future divorce. However, in order to achieve optimal results for clients, trusts must be drafted and administered in a manner that provides protection. Traditional trust drafting often falls far short of providing the safeguards clients want. What provisions should be used in drafting trusts to achieve better results? What trust planning techniques can be used in different client situations to achieve gr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

High Rent Luxury Deregulation in New York City: A Brief History

This CLE course will examine the history of Luxury Deregulation in NYC with a focus on the recent Altman case decision and where the current state of the laws stands on this important legislation for both landlords and tenants.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Coordinating Business Conduct, Contractor Relationships and Insurances

Join Alan Gassman, Brandon Ketron and guest Chuck Wasson as they examine Business Conduct and Insurances. This CLE program will assist practitioners in becoming fluent in legal, tax, and practical considerations.

General Credits
0.5
Price$25

Designing and Enforcing Non-Competition Covenants

This CLE program will feature information on common pitfalls, helpful language, and what to expect with respect to enforceability and court actions as they pertain to non-competition covenants in Florida.

General Credits
0.5
Price$25

Look Before You Lease: Negotiating Leases and Related Relationships

This CLE program will feature information on negotiating leases and will review a typical real estate and building lease agreement that has recently been negotiated to show what changes have been recommended for each party, with actual sample language concerning various lease aspects. This will include limited guarantees, damage clauses, insurance coordination, and fifteen common issues that arise in lease situations.

General Credits
0.5
Price$25

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
1.5
Price$75

Estate Planning, Guardianship and Medicaid Eligibility

An Estate Planning and Elder Law Primer for practitioners who do not practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Learn the ins and outs of Asset Protection, Estate Tax Planning, the importance of Advance Directives, Probate, Special Needs Planning and Medicaid planning.

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Life Time Trusts and the Surrogate's Court: Revocable Trusts; Decanting and Ethics

The many advantages of revocable trusts have made them a go-to as a vehicle for estate planning. But as with all legal remedies, the decision whether to implement them should be determined on a case by case basis. This CLE course will offer a complete overview of revocable trusts including the process, costs, eligibility, jurisdiction, surrogate court litigation and the overall pros and cons of revocable trusts in estate planning.

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

Identifying Bankruptcy Red Flags

For anyone forced to declare bankruptcy, the experience is emotionally and psychologically devastating. And while many bankruptcy clients end up in financial straits because of irresponsible behavior or faulty business decisions, there are an equal number who are simply confronted with situations they do not have the means to deal with such as illness or unemployment. Bankruptcy attorneys must be attuned to their clients states, both financial and emotional, in order to develop a productive,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Protecting the Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction

This CLE program will review the automatic stay and discharge injunction. Emphasis will be given to the intent and purpose behind them, when they arise, who is impacted, and remedies for violations.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
2
Price$100

Drafting Basic Wills, Trusts and Advance Directives

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

General Credits
3.5
Price$150

The Basics of Estate Administration

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Hot Topics in Copyright Law

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

Total Credits
3.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

Managing Construction Risks

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Practicing Law Defensively: Professional Responsibility and Irresponsibilty

Presented by Thomas F. Liotti Esq, this CLE course is primarily directed to attorneys involved in criminal and civil litigation. Entertaining and filled with anecdotes that will surprise even the most seasoned attorneys, the course is focused on ethical violations by members of the judiciary and how understanding both the legal parameters of improper conduct and deep knowledge of the backgrounds, politics and possible agendas of the judges you stand before, the attorneys you argue against and...

Ethics Credits
3.5
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

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Managing Rent Regulated Property: Preparing for the Sale, Purchase and Refinance of Rent Regulated Buildings

Join RSA for a program focusing on the due diligence required before the sale, purchase or refinance of a building. The program will provide information on cost saving resources that are available to assist owners complete the process. Topics to be addressed will include review of: HPD and DOB violations Major capital improvements, individual apartment improvements Tenant lease files Required building energy upgrades Housing court and DHCR proceedings DHCR and HPD registration W...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Your Witness: The Art of Direct Examination

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

40th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: Day 1, Preparing for Trial

This CLE program will take attendees through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial cases. This will also as an excellent refresher for more experienced practitioners. Civil Pre-Trial Practice: Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury Litigation Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants Conference and Settlement and Mediation in Commercial and Person...

Total Credits
7.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Pre and Post-Nup Clauses to Address Trust Issues

Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements (“agreements”) are ubiquitous in matrimonial practice. In order to achieve optimum results for clients, it is beneficial for agreements to be drafted using an interdisciplinary approach. A key area where it is important to keep cross-disciplinary concerns at the forefront is with respect to trusts and how they may be impacted by marital agreements. This CLE course will review common marital agreement provisions (prenuptial and post-nuptial agreemen...

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Ethics from the Perspective of a Plaintiff’s Malpractice Attorney

In this CLE course, legal malpractice attorney Jefferey O. Katz, along with colleague Eric J. Chisholm, explore some of the potential pitfalls every practicing attorney should be aware of. Mr. Katz and Mr. Chisholm will address several impacts of rapidly-changing technology on our duties as practitioners, including the growing consumer expectation for on-demand services, the risks involved in ever-expanding modes of communication, and methods for using technology as an asset to limit the risks...

Ethics Credits
7.5
Price$250

Illinois Mechanics Liens

This CLE course deals with the Illinois Mechanics Lien statute, 770 ILCS 60 et seq. In the course we’ll discuss the following: What a mechanics lien is What you get by asserting and then being awarded a mechanics lien Who can assert a mechanics lien Who or what can a mechanics lien be asserted against What type of work one must have performed to be able assert a mechanics lien How you assert the mechanics lien Limitations, including notices and times for filing Liens on Public Funds...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Mindfulness for Lawyers

Everyone knows that attorneys work in high stress, competitive and highly demanding environments that often take a toll on their productivity, creativity, professional responsibilities and personal relationships. Join Cynthia Pong, a wellness trainer for lawyers and former public defender, for a workshop to help you identify the negative effects of the highly charged legal environment and ways to deal with them. Using guided mindfulness exercises and other techniques, you will learn how t...

Total Credits
1.5
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$75

The Trial: Part 2, Tricks of the Trade

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

General Credits
3.5
Price$150

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
2
Price$100

The Trial: Part 1, Winning Techniques

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

General Credits
3
Price$125

Avoiding Problems With Real Estate Clients

This CLE program will cover the most common reasons clients complain about Real Estate Attorneys and offer tips on how to avoid them. By following these tips you will receive referrals instead of grievance complaints or malpractice claims. Best practices for billing and offering consultations to real estate clients will also be discussed. The presenter is Kenneth Landau a partner in the Mineola law firm of Shayne, Dachs, Sauer and Dachs where he concentrates in the areas of negligence,...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Cross Examination Skills and Practice

Although each trial case has its own set of unique challenges, in order to conduct a successful cross-examination it is essential to follow specific guidelines. In this CLE course, experienced defense attorney Saad Siddiqui takes you through each step of how to prepare and conduct a cross examination. Drawing on his considerable experience, Mr. Siddiqui will present an overview on which witnesses to cross-examine and how to design an effective cross.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

The Corporate Representative Deposition in Illinois Under Supreme Court Rule 206 (a)(1)

One of the most useful discovery tools one can use is the "Representative Deposition," codified in the Illinois Supreme Court Rules under 206 (a)(1) and in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as Rule 30(b)(6). Under this rule, by notice an opposing corporation, partnership or association or by subpoena a third party must disclose and present a witness to testify on it's behalf on the subject of certain topics listed in the deposition notice/subpoena. The major difference betwe...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

How to Open a Law Practice

Join a panel of seasoned practitioners as they share their tips and techniques for opening a law practice, with an emphasis on matrimonial practice. Some of the topics to be addressed include: How to compose a biography; Client intakes; establishing fees; setting up escrow accounts; deciding whether to take a case, or not to take a case; websites, social media and ethical advertisement; other ethical considerations .. and much more!

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Advanced Tax Planning Techniques

The tax code could never be described as simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s unmanageable. This CLE course will present creative tax planning techniques for partnership, real estate, corporate, international, individual and estate tax rules utilized by leading tax professionals. Common obstacles, including judicial doctrines and disclosure rules will also be presented.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The New York City Zoning Resolution at 100: Land Use Controls In New York City Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

This CLE course will examine the origins of the Zoning Resolution, recent zoning initiatives adopted by the City Planning Commission and City Council, and current City Planning Department plans and studies. The program will include discussion of the evolution of the paths to development under zoning. The program also will include discussion of the recent Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability text amendments, as well as adoption of the East New York Community P...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Special Board Committees

Panel 1: Special Committees for Investigations and Litigation The panel will discuss the roles of special committees in investigations and litigation; defining the scope and delegation of authority; demands on boards, conflicts, independence; extent of inquiry; legal standard for adequacy of investigation; reports to the board, special committee reports to boards—written or oral; and waiver of privilege. Panel 2: Special Committees for Evaluating Transactions Our panelists...

Total Credits
2.7
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Estate Tax Repeal Is Not a Temporary or Permanent Certainty: How to Plan Now

The future of the gift, estate and GST tax system is uncertain. The Trump administration might repeal the estate and GST tax (although it is not clear that there is an intent to repeal the gift tax), provide for a capital gains tax on death (and perhaps a capital gains tax on gift), provide for a carryover basis at death, or some other variation of these. Many estate planners have suggested that clients put most planning on hold pending the outcome. Other advisers have suggested completing low...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Workers’ Comp: Its Synthesis and How to Run a Successful Boutique Comp Practice

Workers’ compensation is widely underestimated in its complexity. In fact, at the foundation of the law is not a lawsuit as many believe, but rather an administrative, no fault claims process. Its importance lies in that it remains an employees’ exclusive remedy against an employer for indemnity and medical benefits resulting from a work-related injury. This CLE course will explain New York Workers’ Compensation Law and the different case types, client management styles and an evaluati...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

How to Avoid Legal Malpractice

Learn from an expert about what constitutes legal malpractice and how best to avoid it. The program will cover such claims as breach of fiduciary duty, professional misconduct, conflicts, the scope of the attorney-client relationship, determining legal competency and more. In addition, materials will cover initiation of legal malpractice lawsuit, defenses to legal malpractice, champerty, unauthorized practice of law, attorneys’ fees, calculations and justification for charges, as well as fee d...

Total Credits
1
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$50

How to Handle Elevator and Escalator Accident Cases

Somebody may come to you one day and say "A friend of mine got hurt in an elevator. Is this a case?" Learn from a personal injury expert how to litigate an elevator case. Topics include elevator technical lingo, spotting issues, elevator safety rules and handling of the case from start to finish: discovery, depositions, pleadings, cross-claims, expert testimonies and more.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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
7.5
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

Everyday Practice of the Law

Understand the essential tasks attorneys must perform when operating a law practice. Beth Shapiro, one of the first women attorneys to be managing partner of her own law firm, will discuss what attorneys need to know to manage their law practices, including: Deciding whether to take a case Drafting an engagement letter Designing intake forms Tasks that can be delegated to other personnel in the office Managing the office, phone messages and emails Informing clients of their rights...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Total Credits
7
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

The Constitutional Convention: Judiciary and Justice

Every 20 years voters decide if a Constitutional Convention should be held to propose changes in the New York State Constitution. That vote will be held on November 7, 2017. A Constitutional Convention is the only way to make changes in the face of Albany’s legislative paralysis and to focus state government on solving the problems facing society today. The voters decide whether to call it, who will represent them, and whether to adopt the Convention’s recommendations. Our exper...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Tax Aspects of International Estate Planning

The United States is reported to be the world’s greatest financial and tax havens. Investors from around the world are purchasing real property and assets in the United States. Additionally, U.S. citizens and residents deploy their capital around the world for investment and personal reasons. This CLE seminar will familiarize attorneys with the basic tax issues involved in international estate planning.

General Credits
1
Price$50

3D Printing: Legal Protection for 3D Objects and Product Designs

3D printing is changing the way everything, from household items to computers, is being manufactured. But how to you trademark something that anyone can create? This CLE course will explain the ins and outs of legal protection for 3D objects and how artists, product designers and manufacturers can assert legal protection for their designs. The course will explain the restrictions on copyright protection, the challenges posed by the newest technologies and restrictions on trademark protection a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What You Need to Know About New Federal Employment Laws

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
2
Price$100

Powering Up: Video Game Law for Attorneys

With incredible graphics and lifelike presentation, videogames have captured our imagination - and a lot of our free time. But for people in the game business, it's not all about death matches or spawning Pokémon. Behind every new title is an important architecture of law and contracts. What do lawyers in the video game business need to know? Topics include: What laws apply to the video game business? Which game elements are protectable? Who owns what: developer agreements, distribu...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Challenges to Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Entities

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Five Reasons to Read Your Construction Contract

You have agreed on the price. You have agreed on the scope of work. Now what? Well, you still need to memorialize your agreement into a written a contract that includes the acceptance and the shifting of certain risks. This does not mean you should just sign whatever is presented to you though. This CLE course will outline the specific areas to study in a contract including indemnity clauses, order changes and notice requirements, payment requirements, delay damages and dispute resolution.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Nuts and Bolts of Florida Contracting Licensure

Yes, you need to be licensed to perform construction contracting in Florida. What does this entail? Who needs to be licensed? What happens if you are not licensed? This CLE course will explain the contractor licensing process in Florida as well as explain who requires licensing, who does not and the consequences for contracting without a license.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know About Miller Act Payment Bond Claims

If you are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier on a federal construction project, you NEED to understand the Miller Act and know what your rights are. This includes preserving your rights to payment against the Miller Act payment bond and defending, in the case of the prime contractor, any claim that may be asserted against the bond. This CLE course will explain how the Miller Act preserves your rights to payment under its bond and how to defend that right, particularly agai...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cyber Risk Management: Legal Data Breach Live

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Section 2704 Proposed Regulations: Practical Planning Implications and Opportunities

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Intellectual Property Considerations in Business Transactions

This CLE Course focuses on the myriad ways intellectual property issues arise in business transactions. The course addresses key IP clauses in M&A agreements (including royalties, ownership, restrictive covenants, and employee issues) and licensing matters (including scope, quality control, assignment, and termination), touching on trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. This course also explores the impact of recent legislative developments and case law in the intellectual propert...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Domestic and International Cross Border Practice of Law

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

How to Avoid and Defend Against a Tax Audit

Gain a new level of awareness regarding various tax issues, tax return preparation, hiring tax professionals, understanding taxpayers’ rights and even how to take a more personal interest in your own tax returns. Understand the relevant tax forms, as well as the steps you should take when you or a client have been selected to undergo an audit by the IRS.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Employment Eligibility Verification: Form I-9 Compliance

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Immigration: An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law

This CLE program will provide a basic outline of U.S. immigration law, including nonimmigrant (temporary)visas, lawful permanent resident status, eligibility for U.S. citizenship, employer compliance and employer sanctions, and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Special Education 101: The Basics of Special Education Law

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

General Credits
3
Price$150

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
2.1
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

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

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

Total Credits
3.3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

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

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

General Credits
3.2
Price$150

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
3.3
Price$125

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case

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

General Credits
2.7
Price$125

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

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

Ethics Credits
2.2
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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Advising the Start Up

In today’s business environment when it seems like everyone is an entrepreneur seeking to start up a business or strike out on their own, it is more important than ever to get proper business and legal advice. While a small company may be flexible and able to quickly respond to trends and customer demands, as companies begin to grow, proper legal advice and oversight become more and more essential to their long term viability. Our panel of experts will discuss many of the key issues att...

General Credits
2.7
Price$125

Bankruptcy Law for Family Attorneys

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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
1.5
Price$75

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

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

Total Credits
3.2
Incl. 1 Ethics
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

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Jury Selection: Strategies for Winning Your Case

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

General Credits
1.4
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Principles of Agency: Foundation of Ethics

As all attorneys know or should know, every attorney is, ipso facto, an agent of each client, with concomitant fiduciary duties to the client. This CLE program provides a unique opportunity to understand the principles of agency law, giving attorneys a greater grounding in ethical responsibilities and a ready compass for detangling knotty ethical questions. Moreover, agency relationships are everywhere and, importantly, often inadvertently arise. Whether entered into intentionally or unintenti...

Ethics Credits
2.5
Price$125

Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Your IP Backstop

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) is one with which every employment lawyer, intellectual property lawyer and business counselor should be deeply familiar. Adopted in 48 States, DC, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, UTSA provides extensive remedies against those who wrongfully disclose, exploit or receive trade secrets of another, while also providing well-crafted protections against misuse of this powerful legal weapon. This CLE program reviews the Act, section by section, includ...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Aging Clients: Estate and Longevity Planning

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Estate and Financial Planning Considerations that May Change How We Practice

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

The Essentials of Planning Before & After Death

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Building the Modern Family through Third Party Reproduction

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

An Overview of Construction Lien Law

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Franchise Law: Five Issues Facing Franchisors and Franchisees

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Crafting a Case: Openings and Summations

While a case is proven by the facts in evidence, a trial attorney’s opening and closing statements are often the most critical elements in their success. Developing a compelling opening and summation must begin early in the process with the facts then interwoven into that central theme. This CLE course will teach you how to use the frame of the opening and closing statements to prove your case, bolster the facts which support it and deflect those that weaken it. The course includes a dynamic b...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Workplace Shooting: Employers’ Legal Obligations and Survival Strategies

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Commercial Collections Primer

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

From Crash to Cash: Tips on Handling a Tort or Civil Case

This CLE program, suitable for both new and experienced litigators, representing plaintiffs or defendants will offer tips on Tort Scene Investigation, the initial interview with a client, the importance of Pattern Jury Instructions; Client Communications and avoiding problems with clients; questions to ask and prepare clients to answer at depositions; evaluating damages, resolving discovery disputes, investigating insurance including SUM coverage and options for Alternate Dispute Resolution....

General Credits
2
Price$100

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About #Hashtags But Were Afraid to Ask

Hashtags have revolutionized how we communicate and have become an important component of today's advertising campaigns. They help advertisers and consumers categorize posts, locate information, share content, and disclose information to readers. But hashtags also create legal risk. If used incorrectly, they can violate state and federal advertising laws or infringe third-party rights. What are the best practices for hashtag use? How do you avoid the legal traps? This CLE presentation from Fra...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

ABC's of Selling or Buying a Privately Owned Business

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

General Credits
2.6
Price$125

An Overview of DWI & and other Alcohol Related Offenses

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

General Credits
0.9
Price$40

Bankruptcy Basics: Understanding Your Client’s Options

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Basics of Handling a Personal Injury Case

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Business Formations 102: Limited Liability Companies

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Finding Hidden Assets in a Matrimonial Case

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Military Leave Rights and Landmark Cases

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

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

The Basics of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Preparation and Presentation of Plaintiffs for Depositions

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Proving your Case through Written Discovery

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

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

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Regulatory, Contract, and Licensing Issues in the Hospitality Industry

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

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Copyright Reversion 101, 201 and 601: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Issues on Termination of Grants and Licenses

US Copyright Law provides authors, artists, musicians and other creative people and their heirs the right to terminate certain prior grants of copyright. Obviously, the termination or “recapture” of copyrights can have huge commercial implications. But the statutory rules governing copyright termination are complex. Who can terminate a copyright grant? What grants can be terminated? How does a copyright owner give notice of an attempt to terminate? And what is the practical effect of terminati...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Elder Law and Medicaid: An Introductory Guide

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethical Considerations of Litigation Funding

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

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Representing Gun Owners: Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Oil, Gas, and Mineral Leasehold Issues

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Preparing and Reviewing Oil and Gas Title Opinions

The variety in style and particular client needs have resulted in a lack of standardization amongst title opinions. That, combined with the vast amounts of land in Texas with bad title, has made a well-written, professional title opinion a negotiable instrument in a dispute. This CLE course will explain how these opinions are routinely sold between owners and oil and companies and are then used as the basis for future title opinions, sometimes decades later. Presented by Oil and Gas at...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Art of Voir Dire: A Guide for the Novice Attorney and the Seasoned Professional

The importance of Jury Selection is frequently overlooked by experienced attorneys when commencing a trial. For the novice attorney, the prospect of selecting a jury can be a daunting undertaking. This CLE program will discuss the rudiments of jury selection beginning with knowing whether the case is ready to proceed, knowing how to go about dealing with your adversary, and knowing what to do and ask when questioning potential jurors. The program, presented by Edward J. Anthony, an att...

Total Credits
5.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$225

Understanding Easements and Right of Way

Easements are a critical issue in gas and title examinations. Identifying the locations of easements to avoid obstruction or accidental drilling into a pipeline is crucial as is avoiding issues with surface owners. From the perspective of a title examiner, there are instruments that purport to create easements but aren’t, creating a dangerous situation of wherein an oil company drills within a platted subdivision or near a river. This CLE course will offer a broad overview of easements and the...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Understanding Interests in Oil and Gas Lands and Production

Precedent is a central principle in the area of law. As such, working in mature areas of law with long established legislation can be beneficial to attorneys. This CLE course will explore the fascinating legal area of oil and gas, which, while relatively young, is a fairly well developed area and yet is uniquely positioned due to the theory of “ownership in place.” The theory stipulates that certain reserves can continue in perpetuity, regardless of how long ago they were established, and that...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Taking Advantage of the New FRCP E-Discovery Amendments

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know about New E-Discovery Technology

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Structure Employment Agreements and Employee Equity Offerings to Avoid Section 409A Tax Traps

Section 409A of the tax code impacts virtually every agreement, program or other arrangement that provides for the deferral of compensation for employees or other service providers. This CLE program will provide an overview of Section 409A's key provisions and outline how you can structure your stock option and phantom equity plans and employment and severance agreements to ensure compliance.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Banking Law for the General Practitioner

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

General Credits
1.5
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
1.5
Price$75

Defending the Victim: Understanding Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How to Start and Build a Law Practice

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Probate and Estate Administration for the General Practitioner

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

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Ethical Considerations of Clergy Confidentiality

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

Ethics Credits
1.5
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...

General Credits
2
Price$100

CFPB Formation, Powers and Enforcement

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Closing Disclosure Under TRID

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Deflategate & The Limits of Commissioner Power

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

AirBnB and Other Landlord Tenant Issues Affecting Co-ops and Condos

Join an unparalleled panel from the bench and bar for a discussion of the hot button issues in landlord/tenant law today. Topics to be addressed include: AirBnB Issues and Enforcement The Most Important Landlord-Tenant Cases Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums During the Last Two Years.

General Credits
2.4
Price$125

Litigating International Child Kidnapping Cases Under the Hague Convention

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

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Fundamentals of the Music Business & Law

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Introduction to Music Clearances

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Ethical Issues in Supervising Others: Can Their Misconduct Become Yours?

Whether you are a solo practitioner, a partner in a large firm, in-house counsel, or a government attorney, you don’t practice alone. Most likely you have non-lawyer staff, law clerks, and partners or other colleagues with whom you work. While you take care to ensure that you are always complying with applicable codes of professional conduct, what happens if someone in your office engages in misconduct? Could you be held responsible for that person's actions? This CLE program presented...

Ethics Credits
2.5
Price$125

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in Brazil

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

General Credits
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...

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Introduction to Non-Competes

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

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Basics of Handling Veteran's Disability Claims

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Long Term Disability Benefits Under ERISA

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Municipal Disability Pensions Nuts & Bolts

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

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Railroad Retirement Board Disability Annuity Claims

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

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Representing Workers Compensation Claimants

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

General Credits
2.4
Price$100

Legal Issues Relating to the Purchase and Sale of Art

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

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Drafting Prenuptial Agreements

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

General Credits
1.8
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...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

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
1.9
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...

General Credits
2.3
Price$100