Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 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
Title:
Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles
When/Where:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
1 credit in most jurisdictions



Monday, January 15, 2018

February 12-15: Seattle - 2018 Contracts Negotiation Competition #MCLE


On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I am pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in our 2018 Contracts Negotiation Competition, sponsored by the King County Bar Association.
Volunteer judges are invaluable to the continued success of MCHB and the in-house competition program. As a judge, you will provide valuable feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. 

Title:
By:
Credit:
  • 3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each additional night judged
  • Free parking in the Central Parking Garage after 4:00 pm
  • Dinner 
Registration:
You may register to serve as a judge for both competitions using this online sign-up sheet

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.
 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 10: Long Beach, CA - "DUES MONKEY" 501(c)3 RELIEF: CAN YOUR CHAMBER KICK THE HABIT? #MCLE

General Business League Dues Deductibility has been indicated disallowed in the text of the new tax bill.
Title:
"Dues Monkey" - 501(c)3 Relief: Can Your Chamber Kick the Habit
When/Where:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
6:30-7:30pm
Gelson's Market, 2nd Floor Patio
6255 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
Speaker:
Curt Harrington
By:
Patentax.com
Credit:
One hour
More Information:
http://patentax.com/CLE/

Sunday, January 7, 2018

March 21: Who Can Patients Trust?: Legal Responses to the Loss of Medical Professionalism

Trust between patients and health professionals is vital for patient well-being, managing health care costs, and maintaining medical professionalism. Yet the United States ranks 24th out of 29 countries for the percentage of adults who agree that doctors can be trusted. Moreover, new models of health care delivery that emphasize teamwork and coordination of care over time are changing the relationship between physicians, non-physician health professionals, and patients, raising concerns about who is ethically and legally obligated to act in the patient’s best interest. This lecture explores the role of law in promoting patient trust and the changes in the law that are necessary to protect patients in the emerging health care environment.


Title:
Who Can Patients Trust?: Legal Responses to the Loss of Medical Professionalism
When/Where:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
CWRU Law Downtown at the City Club
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Maxwell J. Mehlman is Distinguished University Professor, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and Director of the Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He received his JD from Yale Law School in 1975, and holds two bachelors degrees, one from Reed College and one from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to joining the Case Western Reserve faculty in 1984, Mehlman practiced law with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in federal regulation of health care and medical technology. He is the co-author of Access to the Genome: The Challenge to Equality co-editor, with Tom Murray, of the Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology co-author of Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy, the first casebook on genetics and law, now in its fourth edition and author of Wondergenes: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Society, published in 2003 by the Indiana University Press The Price of Perfection: Individualism and Society in the Era of Biomedical Enhancement, published in 2009 by the Johns Hopkins University Press and Transhumanist Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares: The Promise and Peril of genetic Engineering, published in 2012 by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
More Information And Registration

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 3: Long Beach, CA - Tax Records #MCLE

Once business starts, the necessity to keep complete business and tax record will begin, and continue until the business is discontinued.
Title:
Tax Records
When/Where:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
6-7pm
Gelson's Market, 2nd Floor Patio
6255 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
Speaker:
Curt Harrington
By:
Patentax.com
Credit:
One hour
More Information:
http://patentax.com/CLE/

Sunday, December 31, 2017

January: 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:
February:
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.
More Information And Registration



Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 29: Webcast - The Military vs. Civilian Systems of Criminal Justice & Absence Offenses Under the UCMJ

The Center for Conscience in Action and the Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild are proud to invite attorneys to attend a FREE and LIVE webcast session, conveniently scheduled for end-of-year procrastinators for Friday, Dec. 29th from 1-3 pm CST.
This workshop is what we hope will be an annual tradition of providing CLE content on human rights topics at the end of the year, with this year focusing on military law issues.
This year’s presentations will be:
1st hour – Compare & Contrast: The Military vs. Civilian systems of criminal justice
2nd hour – Defenses, Mitigation, Extenuation and Aggravation as it relates to absence offenses under the UCMJ.
Title:
December 29: Webcast -
The Military vs. Civilian Systems of Criminal Justice & Absence Offenses Under the UCMJ
When/Where:
December 30, 1-3 pm CST
Live webcast
Also available as an on-demand download after the event. A link to the webcast (with details on how to request CLE credit) can be found at at centerforconscience.org/cle.
Speaker:
James M. Branum, a civilian attorney with more than 11 years of experience in representing US military service members before courts-martial and administrative boards.
By:
The Center for Conscience in Action (www.centerforconscience.org)
The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild (other sponsors pending).
Cost:
Free but a suggested donation of $50 to the Center for Conscience in Action and/or the Military Law Task Force of the National Guild would be appreciated.
CLE Credit:
An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of Oklahoma, and we are working to arrange for this CLE to be co-sponsored by a presumptively approved CLE provider in California. For lawyers in other states, we will provide a uniform application for accreditation of CLE credit which you can submit to your state’s bar.
Course Materials:
Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the e-book US Army AWOL: A Formbook and practice guide, a e-book copy of the Manual for Courts-Martial, and other learning materials.
Schedule:
5 mins. – Introduction, housekeeping issues
60 minutes – Compare & Contrast: The Military vs. Civilian systems of criminal justice
5 minutes – break
60 minutes – Defenses, Mitigation, and aggravation in US Military Absence Offences
More Information And Registration

February 15: The Changing Ethical Landscape of Litigation

The landscape of litigation certainly is changing, and dealing with new and evolving ethical issues along with it. "Fighting fair" is imperative, but why does it seem to be getting more difficult and complicated to do so? In part it may be because we have new technologies and new players "in the sandbox" with lawyers. Our panel of speakers will break down some of the most pestering yet important issues that impact lawyers every day: confidentiality, privilege and work product, conflicts of interest, contacting non-clients, dealing with experts, disclosure obligations, social media and electronic discovery.
Join us with speakers Jayne Reardon, Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism; Lawrence J. Fox, Professor of professional responsibility at Yale Law School and author of several books and treatises on ethics; and Judge Deborah Mary Dooling (ret.) who sat on the Cook County Circuit Court for 23 years and also taught Professional Negligence for the Illinois Judicial Conference. Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, will moderate the two-hour program.
Title:
The Changing Ethical Landscape of Litigation
When/Where:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Webcast - Register Now!
Speakers:
  • Judge Deborah Mary Dooling (ret.) is assigned to the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. She presides over a jury room and hears pretrial conferences, dispositive motions, jury and bench trials and post-trial matters.
  • Lawrence Fox is the George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a partner of Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP
  • Jayne Reardon is the Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. A tireless advocate for professionalism,
  • Moderator: Robert A. Clifford, Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices
By:
Clifford Law Offices
Credit:
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism approved the substance of The Changing Ethical Landscape of Litigation for 2.00 hours professional responsibility credit. Some other states may grant credit through comity or self-application.
More Information And Registration

February 22: Preparing the Case: Litigation on Behalf of Low-income Tenants


Legal services and pro bono practitioners will share best practices for litigating cases on behalf of low-income tenants.
Discussion topics will include:
  • Affirmative vs Unlawful Detainer cases
  • Fact investigation
  • Cultural competency
  • Preparing client for litigation, including preparation for depositions
  • Common challenges in Civil Procedure
More details to come!
Title:
Preparing the Case: Litigation on Behalf of Low-income Tenants
When/Where:
February 22, 2018
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
More Information And Registration

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December 2017: 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!
January 2018:
Speaker:
Jared Millisor
By:
LexisNexis
Credit:
Most states that allow online credits.