Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

December 7: 2017 eDiscovery Case Law Review: Sanctions, Security and SCOTUS on Spoliation

December 7, 2017
11:00 am
Webcast - Register Now!
In modern legal practice, the difference between success and failure often boils down to the ability to navigate and make sense of data. To that end, the legal profession in 2017 was largely shaped by major developments in data and legal technology, from the way in which discovery sanctions were adjudicated to news-making data breaches, such as the so-called “Paradise Papers,” where the hacking of a major law firm exposed illicit tax-sheltering practices of many of the firm’s clients. Over the course of a tumultuous year, legal professionals confronted the specter of cybercrime, a shifting of judicial views on how (and how hard) evidentiary penalties should be imposed, and the fact that the demise of a client’s case -- or a fruitful career -- can arise from a simple failure to understand how modern tech works. The Supreme Court, in the high-profile Goodyear decision, even got in on the action.
Join a panel of experts, including federal judges, as we glean practical guidance from the most important cases and developments of 2017.
Cases reviewed include:
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, No. 15-1406 (U.S. Apr. 18, 2017): When does a court’s inherent power to sanction cross the line?
  • Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Pyle, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138039 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 28, 2017): Non-party sanctioned under Rule 37(e) for loss of cell phone information. 
  • Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., No. 1:15cv00057 (W.D. Va. Oct. 2, 2017): Should privilege be waived due to inappropriate use of a file-sharing site? 
  • N.M. Oncology & Hematology Consultants v. Presbyterian Healthcare Servs., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130959 (D.N.M. Aug. 16, 2017): Should sanctions be levied for giving employees discretion to preserve emails? 
  • Bailey v. Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, No. CV 16-2195(ADS)(AKT), 2017 WL 2616957 (E.D.N.Y. June 16, 2017): Expensive discovery persuades court to split costs, and penalize counsel, in light of lopsided ESI agreement.
Title:
By:
Logikcull
Speakers:
Attorney Michael Simon and a panel of judges.
Credit:
You will have to apply for CLE credit with your jurisdiction.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Law Firm Digital Audit Offer

4 Free CLE has partnered with Lightpost Digital to offer a free digital audit of your practice. This includes a 45 minute consultation with Evan Larkin, an expert in digital marketing, currently serving as the Director of Marketing for national CLE provider LexVid Services, Inc. and Digital Director at Lightpost Digital.
Evan will provide you with an expert overview of your practice online, and show you if your practice is reaching the potential clients it should be. Evan will evaluate these key factors for your practice:

1. Website setup, mobile-friendliness, navigation & page layout
2. Website speed & load time
3. SEO quality
4. Listings audit
5. Search ranking.

You will receive a proprietary 5-point digital audit of your practice that will show you why you are, or are not gaining clients online, and plus a game plan on how to reach more people looking for attorneys in your practice areas. Evan will review your digital audit with you and answer any related marketing questions you may have.

Contact Evan Larkin at 760-740-0040 or email him at Evan@lightpostdigital.com. Mention you're from 4FreeCLE to receive 10% off any marketing services offered by Lightpost Digital!
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

November: 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:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November 8: Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine REVISITED

The TASA Group, in conjunction with podiatry expert Dr. Aprajita Nakra, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Foot and Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Aprajita will discuss:
  • Legality of foot and ankle pathology
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Expectations of the “expert”
  • Significance of the diabetic foot
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Title:
Foot & Ankle Injuries, Malpractice and Medicine REVISITED
When/Where:
November 8, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Dr. Aprajita Nakra is a board-certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon. She is the president of the Arizona State Physicians Association and is also the medical director at Advanced Ankle and Foot which is located in Gilbert, Arizona. Dr. Nakra is an editor, instructor, lecturer and speaker.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, IL, MO, PA, and WI.
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration




November 14: Seattle - Moot Court Judging MCLE

MCHB is still recruiting judges for the preliminary rounds of the competition on Tuesday, November 14th.
 
A special event and catered reception is scheduled after the rounds that evening – the UW MCHB Alumni Night. UW law alums, UW MCHB alums, and UW National Team alums are all encouraged to attend, as are non-Husky volunteer judges. We currently have only 50% of the judges we need for the Tuesday rounds, so if you are still available (and especially if you are an alumnus), please sign up using this online Alumni Night sign-up sheet..
 
As always, more information about the competition and a complete schedule may be found at the bottom of this email. We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. For your service as a judge you will receive:
-          3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each subsequent night judged*
-          Free parking
-          Dinner 
 
If you are unable to serve as a judge for this competition, but would like to receive invitations to judge future competitions, please let us know via the sign-up sheet. Questions regarding judging can be sent to CaroLea Casas at judges@uw.edu.  If you have questions specific to Alumni Night, please contact Reina Almon at mchbalum@uw.edu.
 
Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition.
 
Sincerely,
 
CaroLea Casas                                                Reina Almon
Vice President of Judges                                Vice President of Alumni Relations
UW Moot Court Honor Board                       UW Moot Court Honor Board
Credit:
Each round of competition entails a time commitment of substantive work (training, listening to competition rounds, grading, and delivering feedback) of approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. Judges will receive 0.5 credits for training activity per competition and 2.5 CLE credits for each round judged. Note that WSBA no longer places a limit on CLE credits from judging MCHB competitions.
 
2017 Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer 1L Mock Trial  
Competition Schedule
 
Tuesday, November 14: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m.            Judge check-in and dinner; chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m.             Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m.             Competition round and feedback. 
After Rounds:             Reception for UW MCHB Alumni in room 115.
            *Refreshments beginning at 8:30 p.m. 

Jan. 9-11: Dallas - USPTO Attorney and Agent Stakeholder Training

Registration is now open to attend the Jan. 9-11 USPTO Attorney and Agent Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) at the Texas Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Dallas. 
This training, which will make use of statutes, rules, and guidelines relevant to practicing before the USPTO, is limited to those who have passed the patent bar, and priority will be given to those who have recently passed the patent bar. The course is led by USPTO trainers and is based on material developed for training patent examiners and other employees.
STEPP courses are planned throughout the year for attorneys and agents, and also for inventors. Courses are held in person across the country, and some are held virtually. For more information, and to see the schedule of upcoming courses, visit the STEPP page of the USPTO website.
When/Where:
January 9 through 11, 2018
Dallas, TX.
Credit:
The USPTO is applying for CLE credit in Texas for this three-day course. You might be able to apply for credit in other jurisdictions.
Cost:
Free.
By:
US Patent and Trademark Office

December 7: Legal Risks in Ancillary Care

On December 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (ET), The TASA Group, in conjunction with physical therapy expert Deborah Singer, will present a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation, Legal Risks in Ancillary Care, for all legal professionals. During this presentation, Deb will discuss:
  • Types of ancillary care medical malpractice lawsuits
  • Education of physical therapy expert witnesses
  • Common types of physical therapy lawsuits
  • Understanding ancillary care hieroglyphics
  • Expert witnesses in ancillary care
  • Looking to the future of ancillary claims.
Title:
Legal Risks in Ancillary Care
When/Where:
December 7, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webcast - Register Now!
Speaker:
Deborah Singer serves as the senior vice president for Select Medical and is currently responsible for the strategic rehabilitation businesses in five states including California and Alaska. As a nationally recognized leader in physical therapy, Deborah formed Experts In Therapy, LLC in 2006 and Experts in Nursing, LLC in 2016. Operating now as the leading niche provider of therapy and nursing expert witnesses in the country, her reputation as an attorney-ancillary care matchmaker is unprecedented.
By:
The TASA Group, Inc.
Credit:
This webinar is approved for CLE credit in CA, IL, MO, NC, PA, and WI.
Cost:
Free.
More Information And Registration




Monday, November 6, 2017

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




Sunday, November 5, 2017

November 6: Defending the Constitution in the Age of Trump

On the morning after the 2016 election, the ACLU took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times with a simple message for the President-elect: “We’ll see you in court.” Whether warning or prediction, it was in fact something of an understatement; the ACLU has challenged Trump administration policies on multiple fronts. Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, will discuss the state of civil liberties in the age of Trump and whether our existing institutions can withstand the challenge of a norm-breaking presidency.
Title:
Defending the Constitution in the Age of Trump
When/Where:
Monday, November 6, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Institute for Global Security Law and Policy Lecture
Webcast Of Presentation
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio
By:
Speaker:
Ben Wizner is the director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. For nearly 15 years, he has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security, litigating numerous cases involving airport security policies, government watch lists, surveillance practices, targeted killing, and torture. He appears regularly in the global media, has testified before Congress, and is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. Since July of 2013, he has been the principal legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Ben is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law and was a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
More Information And Webcast Link

Continuing Legal Education Readings
Unfit for the Constitution Nativism and Constitution, From the Founding Fathers to Donald Trump (75 p.)