Monday, May 14, 2018

May 2018: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age



In the fast paced, high information era in which we live, how do you maintain client confidentiality and privilege while still meeting the demands of the client? In this course we will cover the importance of protecting client confidences, understanding electronic media, finding ethical solutions to inadvertent disclosures, ethical implications of using cloud storage and navigating the ethical minefields of social media as legal professionals.
Title:
Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Nicole Dietz
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


May 24: Wage and Hour Update

Miller Law Group invites you and any of your interested colleagues to attend this web seminar free of charge. All you need is a computer with Internet access and speakers.
Join Miller Law Group for an in-depth look at the laws and regulations for Accommodating Disabled Workers.
Title:
Wage and Hour Update
When/Where:
Thursday, May 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PDT
Register Now!
By:
Miller Law Group

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 2018: Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles

According to the Pew Research Center, 73% of online adults use at least one social media platform. That number grows daily. Learn how to apply evidentiary principles to this medium, discover and build sound strategies to uncover sources and results on an electronic legal research platform and stay up to date on the trends in social media as well as the social media activities of key players in cases as well as gain an understanding of how social media has taken such an important role in society as a whole.


Title:
Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Cassie Quinn
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

Friday, May 4, 2018

STEPP training: Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure

STEPP training, or Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure, is designed to provide external stakeholders with a better understanding of how, and why, an examiner makes decisions while examining a patent application. Courses are led by USPTO trainers and based on material developed for training USPTO employees. And new for FY18 we now have two different course formats:
  • In-person training on patent examination practice and procedure in a workshop setting
  • Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) to “hop” through one or more topics related to examination practice and procedure
Listed here are the See the full course schedule below for topics, dates, places, times, intended audience, and CLE credit.
Title:
STEPP training: Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure
There are numerous 3-day in person trainings in multiple locations. See schedule.
In addition, there are several Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) on the internet
Note: All Hops will begin at 1 p.m. ET on the day of training
  • Claim Interpretation - Preambles - February 13, 2018
  • Claim Interpretation - Product By Process - April 3, 2018
  • Functional Language Workshop - Claim Interpretation and Definiteness Under 35 U.S.C. 112(b) - Computerized Color Editing - April 17, 2018
  • Addressing 35 U.S.C. 112(f) - or Means-plus-Function Limitations - June 12, 2018
  • Inherency, 35 U.S.C. 102/103 Rejections, and Official Notice - August 7, 2018
Cost:
Courses provided are free to attend. In addition, CLE credit may be available for a STEPP course you participate in however CLE accreditation will generally only applied for in the state the course is delivered from.
By:
The STEPP program is an important part of the USPTO’s mission to deliver intellectual property information and education to external stakeholders. It is administered by the Office of Patent Training (OPT).
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

May 2018: When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies



These days when employees want to complain about their boss or employer, they post it in social media outlets such as Facebook® or Twitter®. So what’s an employer to do? Employers must recognize that social media has changed the labor and employment landscape forever, and they must draft policies that will pass muster with the National Labor Relations Board. In this CLE, we’ll explore social media and discuss connectivity between employees, the role of the NLRB and social media policy language.
Title:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
David Friedman
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


May 2018: Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace

The National Institute of Drug Abuse puts the cost of substance abuse to our nation at $600 billion in terms of crime, lost work productivity and health care. With workplace drug and alcohol testing laws and regulations changing constantly, discover the history and background of drugs and the workplace, medical marijuana and a drug free workplace, establishing impairment levels and workplace challenges.


Title:
Blowing Smoke: Managing New Risks in the Workplace
When/Where:
Webcast
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis


May 2018: Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting

The use of forms in drafting legal documents is just one way to increase efficiency and work product quality while at the same time mitigating some of the risk associated with each document. Explore source, types and benefits of forms, find appropriate motion templates, using a form bank.

Title:
Avoiding the Million Dollar Comma: The Use of Forms in Legal Drafting
When/Where:
Webcast
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits.
By:
LexisNexis

May 2018: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession #MCLE

In this course, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records.


Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
Credit:
1 credit hour in most states that allow online credits. Often these are ethics credits
By:
LexisNexis


April 30: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018

You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally. Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues. This day-long program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap, develops the practitioner's understanding of the role that immigration law plays in the representation, and provides concrete examples. Experienced practitioners in the areas of immigration, family law, and housing will share their expertise by providing insight into cultural issues that arise when working with immigrant clients, how these areas of law overlap to provide special protections and remedies to immigrants and domestic violence survivors, and how immigration status impacts eligibility for federally subsidized housing.
What You Will Learn
  • Cultural issues to be aware of when working with immigrant clients generally and specific issues that arise in housing and domestic violence cases
  • What is domestic violence and how does it impact immigrant and LGBT communities
  • How immigration status affects eligibility for federally subsidized housing
  • Fair Housing laws that protect immigrants and domestic violence survivors
  • Special housing protections for domestic violence survivors in the Violence Against Women Act and other California laws
  • What family law issues are implicated when working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence
  • How to get your client legal immigration status based on domestic violence
  • Confidentiality and safety planning for immigrants, both documented and undocumented.
Legal aid and private practitioners who work with immigrant clients or who would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of immigration, housing, or domestic violence would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018
When/Where:
April 30, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Also live in San Francisco, CA
Speakers:
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Protima Pandey ~ Director, Office of Women's Policy, County Executive Office, County of Santa Clara
    • Linda Tam ~ Director, Immigration Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Trina Chatterjee ~ Partner, MVTC Family Law
  • Katherine Chu ~ Staff Attorney & Program Manager, Housing Rights, Asian-Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • Melissa Col√≥n ~ Disrupting Displacement Project Manager, Community Economic Justice Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Nicole Ford ~ Law Offices of Nicole Ford
  • Eunice Lee ~ Co-Legal Director, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
  • Nancy K.D. Lemon ~ Director, Domestic Violence Practicum, Co-Founder and Legal Director, Family Violence Appellate Project, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Cindy C. Liou ~ Deputy Director of Legal Services, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Jason Luu ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Kemi Mustapha ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Karlo Ng ~ Supervising Attorney, National Housing Law Project
  • Jassmin Poyaoan ~ Director, Community Economic Justice Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Catherine Seitz ~ Legal Director, Legal Services for Children
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Senior Pro Bono Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
By:
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Credit:
Credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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May 16: Legal #Ethics, Judicial Independence, and Political Partisanship


Judicial legitimacy rests on the perception of judicial impartiality. As a partisan gulf widens among the American public, however, there is a growing skepticism of the judiciary’s neutrality on politically sensitive topics. Hardening partisan identities mean that there is less middle ground on political issues and less cooperation among those with differing political views. As a result, the public increasingly scrutinizes judges and judicial candidates for signs of political agreement, distrusting those perceived to support the opposing political party.
Judges themselves are not immune to these political forces. In spite of a strong judicial identity that demands impartiality and judicial conduct rules that require judges to avoid even the appearance of bias, judges have the same unconscious biases and preconceptions as anyone else. Moreover, judges must generally have strong political affiliations to reach the bench at all, regardless of whether they are elected or appointed. Drawing the line between mere political affiliation and an inappropriate appearance of partisan bias can therefore be difficult.
This lecture analyzes the mechanisms available to safeguard judicial impartiality. Although recusal motions are the most common weapon against partisan bias, this Article argues that recusal motions cannot effectively guard against the appearance of bias arising from a judge’s political views. When recusal rules rely on an undefined “appearance” standard, they are susceptible to an interpretive bias that undermines their purpose.
Title:
Legal Ethics, Judicial Independence, and Political Partisanship
Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series
When/Where:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Speaker:
Cassandra Burke Robertson regularly teaches Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Secured Transactions, and has also taught Transnational Litigation and Remedies. She directs the law school’s Center for Professional Ethics, whose mission is to explore moral choices across professional lines in a variety of disciplines. Her scholarship focuses on legal ethics and litigation procedure within a globalizing practice of law. She has co-authored a popular casebook in the field of professional responsibility and published articles in the Columbia Law Review, Emory Law Journal and Boston University Law Review, among others.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration
https://law.case.edu/Lectures-Events/EventId/338/e/legal-ethics-judicial-independence-and-political-partisanship-16-may-2018

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