Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 19: America’s Immigration Policy Fiasco #MCLE


Much of the debate over immigration has ignored what is actually happened.
Professor Douglas Massey of Princeton University, one of the nation’s leading scholars of immigration, explains how militarizing the border has failed to address our real immigration issues and explores more promising policy alternatives.
Title:
America’s Immigration Policy Fiasco
When/Where:
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Webcast Available
Speaker:
Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and Director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. He previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago. Professor Massey is a preeminent scholar in the fields of immigration, Latin American studies, race relations, and urban sociology. Among his more than twenty-five books are Immigration and the Future of America (2013) Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb (2013), winner of the Robert E. Park Award of the American Sociological Association and the Paul Davidoff Award of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times (2010) Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Age of Economic Integration (2002) and American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (1993), the last two of which won the Otis Dudley Duncan Award of the American Sociological Association. Professor Massey also has published nearly 300 scholarly articles and book chapters as well as countless essays, reviews, and opinion pieces. He has been the president of the Population Association of America, the American Sociological Association, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.
By:
Case Western Reserve University
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 18: Diversity in Clinical Trials ~ Why is it Especially Crucial Today?


Adequate and well controlled clinical trials are the holy grail and the sole bases used to evaluate whether any medicine is safe and effective before it is approved for marketing to health care professionals. The big challenge for companies, FDA and international regulatory authorities is ensuring that research participants are truly representative of the patients that will benefit from the medicine. The composition of the population enrolled in a clinical trial should help; but, getting the right clinical subjects to participate is a complex and often difficult prospect.
The speaker will discuss why increasing diversity in clinical research is important for 1) improving patient outcomes, 2) decreasing overall cost of therapy and 3) enhancing the knowledge of pharma companies and regulators and, through them, physicians, on which patient will benefit, or not, from a given medicine to enable better patient care and improve customer's overall satisfaction with therapy.
Title:
Diversity in Clinical Trials ~ Why is it Especially Crucial Today?
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Maxwell J. Mehlman Lecture
Webcast Available
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Speaker:
Paula Taylor Whitfield, recently retired from Eli Lilly, joined the company in 1987 and ascended to her position as the general counsel for Europe, the functional leader of the European Legal group, and a member of the Corporate Law Division's Executive Committee. In Whitfield's 16 years with Lilly, she has served within numerous sectors, ranging from the Information Technology Division through Lilly's Research Laboratories, Global Regulatory Affairs and Medical Division. Her responsibilities have carried her across the globe from Latin America to Europe and recently back to the United States. Early in her career, a supervisor advised Whitfield to "be abundantly clear about where I saw myself within the organization and where I wanted to go in the succeeding years," says Whitfield. "I needed to appropriately communicate my goals and aspirations to those who would have input and insight on my ability to achieve them." Whitfield has also found that being honest and forthright with people she manages is another helpful key. "It is not so important that one be 'liked' but imperative that one be respected. The key is to treat others as you would like to be treated, with honesty, clarity and integrity." Whitfield, a native of Illinois, earned her B.S. degree from Illinois State University and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
By:
Case Western Reserve University
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
Continuing Legal Education Readings
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Monday, October 16, 2017

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

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
Title:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions




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

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
Title:
When It Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: A Lawyer’s Guide to Workplace Social Media Policies
When/Where:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions




December: 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
Title:
Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
When/Where:
So far, only one performance of this program is scheduled for November 2017, but check back later!
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions




November: 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:
By: LexisNexis
Credit: Most states that allow online credits.






December: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

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.
During our session we will cover:
  • Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession 
  • Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • A Personal Story of Addiction
  • Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession.
Title:
Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
When/Where:
Webcast:
Check back later to see if other programs are scheduled
Speaker:
Neil Waechter
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

November 17+30: 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

https://www.lexisnexis.com/university/Course.aspx?classInfo=Crs~686~33222&str=t
When/Where:
Webcast - register now!
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.

December 4: 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:
December 4, 2017
10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Webcast
By: LexisNexis
Credit: Most states that allow online credits.
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November 15: Proposition 64 Resentencing and Reclassification - Changing a Criminal Record Under California's Marijuana Legalization Measure


On November 8, 2016, California voters passed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or Proposition 64 (“Prop. 64”), into law.  Prop. 64 immediately legalized the possession, transport, purchase, consumption and sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana and up to eight grams of marijuana concentrates for adults aged 21 and older. Licensing and regulation of the nonmedical use of marijuana will not begin until January 2018.
Prop. 64 also reduced or eliminated criminal penalties for most marijuana offenses. Building on the transformative work of Prop. 47, which passed in 2014, Prop. 64 allows Californians with prior marijuana convictions to clean up their records by getting their prior convictions reduced to misdemeanors or infractions or dismissed entirely. This training is designed to provide attorneys with the knowledge, tools, and legal arguments to successfully seek reduction or dismissal of marijuana related cases in California courts. This training will focus on changes to California criminal law that affect individual adults and youth under 18 and not on the licensing or regulation of commercial marijuana businesses.
What You Will Learn
This training will focus on changes to criminal law created by Prop. 64, including how criminal penalties were reduced or eliminated for marijuana offenses (for both adults and youth under 18), procedures for reducing or dismissing a prior marijuana conviction, provide suggested arguments (and their legal basis) for dismissal or reduction of current and former marijuana cases, and provide an update on any legal challenges or issues that have developed in the one year since Prop. 64 passed.
Who Should Attend
This training will be particularly useful for legal advocates who provide or are interested in providing legal services in California and will be helpful for new attorneys and for attorneys who want to explore new areas of practice.
Title:
Proposition 64 Resentencing and Reclassification - Changing a Criminal Record Under California's Marijuana Legalization Measure
When/Where:
November 15, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
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