Monday, April 30, 2012

Counseling Homeowners on Foreclosures & Alternatives: Free #MCLE On-Line!

Gary M. Laturno
 Attorneys with clients that are either at risk of a foreclosure or looking to purchase an underwater home must have a firm understanding of the foreclosure process and the options that are available to avoid a foreclosure. This CLE program gives attorneys a primer on the current state of the housing market and how to deal with issues such as HAMP, negotiations with first and second lien holders, bankruptcy, refinancing, litigation between borrowers and lenders, short sales, deficiency judgments, tax implications, and government assistance programs.
Counseling Homeowners on Foreclosures & Alternatives
Gary M. Laturno, Esq., is an attorney, arbitrator, mediator, and real estate broker. He has taught a prep course for California State Real Estate Salesperson and Broker’s Exam, and is a frequent lecturer of CLE seminars throughout California. In his approximately 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Laturno has resolved thousands of disputes, and has represented business and real estate clients, government agencies, corporations, employers, individuals, executives, rank and file employees.


May 14/Cleveland: When the President Wants You Dead: U.S. Citizens, Drone Strikes, #Terrorism and the #Law

As the War on Terror enters its second decade, U.S. military forces and espionage assets have been used to sometimes lethal effect against U.S. citizens living abroad and allegedly engaged in terrorism.
This seminar will explore the President's authority to order such strikes and the legal questions raised by them, as well as proposals to strip Americans engaged in terrorism of their U.S. citizenship. 
When the President Wants You Dead: U.S. Citizens, Drone Strikes, Terrorism and the Law
Mon, 05/14/2012
 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
  • Provost Geoffrey Mearns, Cleveland State University
  • Prof. Milena Sterio, C|M|LAW
  • Prof. Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Mag. William Vodrey, Cleveland Municipal Court, moderator
CLE credit: 
2 hours approved

Sunday, April 29, 2012

20 Lies Told by Nursing Homes: On-Demand CLE by Legal Aid Association of California

If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. There are many such lies in long-term care, and the advocate should be prepared to recognize lies and then to combat them. This training will identify 20 common lies and provide strategies for residents and their advocates to fight back.
20 Lies Told by Nursing Homes
Legal Aid Association of California
Eric Carlson, National Senior Citizens Law Center
California:  One hour MCLE credit.
Other Jurisdictions: Check with your credit-granting authority.
This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation 2012: #MCLE

M. Sue Talia
This program will provide an introduction to the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation (often called “unbundling”) in a family law context, including all of the fee agreements, forms and other materials you will need to practice limited scope representation competently, safely and profitably
Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation 2012
On-Demand Recording
M. Sue Talia is a certified family law specialist and private family law judge in Danville, California. She is a nationally recognized expert on limited scope representation, and chaired the Limited Representation Committee of the California Commission on Access to Justice, is a former member of the California State Bar's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and numerous other organizations dedicated to improving access to justice by developing creative delivery models for the practice of law, especially services to moderate income individuals. Since 2005 she has chaired the national Unbundling Working Group of the Self Represented Litigation Network. For the past fifteen years, she has traveled throughout the United States and Canada to speak and teach on unbundling and related access to justice issues and has served as a consultant to numerous states as they revised and expanded their unbundling rules.
Practicing Law Institute
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May 16/Houston: The Cost of Doing Business: Managing FCPA Risks in Latin America. SEC and DOJ Enforcement Trends and Solutions for Companies in Crisis

Companies doing business in Latin America face recurring Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risks such as the presence of varying degrees of state owned or controlled entities. Other compliance risks include the heavy reliance on third parties and intermediaries and the struggle to conduct effective due diligence and understand foreign business cultures.
Former DOJ and SEC officials and a former federal agent will discuss timely and critical issues that impact companies who operate in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and other countries in the Region, including:
  • Who is a "foreign official" and factors that must now be considered to determine whether state-owned or controlled companies qualify as "instrumentalities" under the FCPA
  • Understanding how the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions impact FCPA enforcement, voluntary disclosures, and investigation
  • The ever-expanding extraterritorial reach of the FCPA against foreign companies and their officers, directors and employees
  • Third-party intermediaries - due diligence and red flags
  • What is on the horizon - industries subject to US government scrutiny and risk areas to watch in Latin America
  • What the government expects to see in your company's compliance program - targeting policies to geography, risk level and operational structures, and third-party business partners.
The Cost of Doing Business: Managing FCPA Risks in Latin America. SEC and DOJ Enforcement Trends and Solutions for Companies in Crisis
May 16, 2012
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast & Registration
8:30-10:00 a.m.: Program
Thompson & Knight LLP - Houston Office333 Clay Street
Suite 3300
Houston, Texas  77002
1.5 hours of CLE and CPE (Texas and New York) have been approved. Newly admitted attorneys are not eligible for CLE credit in New York

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Friday, April 27, 2012

May 2/Stanford, CA: Unbundling and the Future of Legal Service Delivery

Several major disruptors have taken hold on the legal profession, changing not only the way lawyers practice law but the expectations and demands of the public seeking legal assistance. Some of these disruptors are technology-based, such as document assembly and automation, the growth of ecommerce, the spread of online legal service providers and a general digital connectivity that ignores geographic boundaries and enables perpetual sharing of information. Consumers are comfortable going online to handle business and professional transactions. When the public goes online to find legal assistance, what options are available to them? How does a lawyer address this market need for online legal services while complying with ethics opinions and rules of professional responsibility?
Attorneys and law firms are delivering legal services online to clients through different forms of virtual law practice. Law firms are creating completely web-based virtual law offices or integrating a secure online client portal into a traditional law firm structure. The ability to provide affordable and convenient access to legal services through the use of technology benefits both the legal profession and the public it serves.
This presentation will provide an introduction to how a virtual law firm delivers legal services online to clients as well as discuss some of the other technologies and trends in web-based unbundled delivery.
Unbundling and the Future of Legal Service Delivery
A CodeX Speaker Series discussion with Stephanie Kimbro, MA, JD.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 280A, Stanford Law School
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305.
I don't know that this event has been approved for credit; however its content and speaker are similar to that granted credit elsewhere.
This event is free and open to the public. 
Click here to register.
 Sponsored by:

  • CodeX: Stanford Center for Computers and the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology
  • The Stanford Center on the Legal Profession.
About the Speaker: 
Stephanie Kimbro, MA, JD, has operated a web-based virtual law office in North Carolina since 2006 and delivers unbundled estate planning to clients online. She is also the current Director of the North Carolina branch of Burton Law, LLC, a multijurisdictional virtual law firm. Kimbro is the recipient of the 2009 ABA Keane Award for Excellence in eLawyering and was named an ABA Legal Rebel in 2010. She is the author of Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online, published by the ABA/LPM in October, 2010 and Limited Scope Legal Services: Unbundling and the Self-Help Client, March 2012. She is also the co-founder of Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC (VLOTech), which was acquired by Total Attorneys, a Chicago-based legal technology company, in the fall of 2009.
In addition to her virtual law practice, Kimbro is a technology consultant providing assistance to other lawyers interested in the online delivery of legal services. Kimbro writes about the ethics and technology issues of delivering legal services online and is interested in the use of technology by legal professionals to increase access to justice. She has presented continuing legal education (CLE) courses on a variety of topics for the ABA, ALI-ABA, and different state bar groups and law schools.
Kimbro serves on the advisory board of the International Legal Technology Standards Organization (ILTSO), the board of the Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project (NTAP) and is a member of the ABA eLawyering Task Force, the Vice Chair of the ABA LPM’s Ethics and Professional Responsibility Task Force, a member of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Law Practice Management (LPM) Council, and the NCBA Tech Advisory Committee.

Insurance Coverage Disputes Involving #Environmental Claims

Learn how to assess environmental claim disputes effectively in insurance litigation. Presented by an experienced environmental attorney and an accomplished environmental insurance counselor, this program offers an in-depth discussion on environmental claim issues that many environmental, insurance, and general litigation attorneys face.
Insurance Coverage Disputes Involving Environmental Claims
On-Demand Recording
  • Joseph P. Koncelik is a partner at the law firm of Frantz Ward. He practices environmental law and government relations, and is a former Director of Ohio EPA. He is an expert in air pollution control and regulation, and played a key role in effecting the first major overhaul in Ohio's air pollution regulations in over a decade.
  • Robert C. Snyder is the Vice President of the Environmental Risk Management team at The Fedeli Group. He has over 30 years of experience in engineering and the design and implementation of risk management programs for the environmental industry. His technical areas of expertise include risk assessment, minimization, assumption, transfer and all areas of financial assurance. A member of the Ohio Environmental Services Industry, Mr. Snyder is a certified Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and holds an engineering degree from Ohio Northern University. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

May 9/Web: Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research on Fastcase #MCLE

Join us for a webinar about advanced legal research using Fastcase.
Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research on Fastcase
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
1 Credit in many, but not all, states.
See list on registration form.
Some states not listed may offer credit via reciprocity.

Successfully Navigating National and Global E-Discovery Disputes: On-Demand #MCLE

David Neave
Blake, Cassels & Graydo
Complying with U.S. discovery requirements in domestic litigation and also in the face of limitations imposed by foreign jurisdictions can be challenging and dangerous, but it is an inescapable part of a company's litigation reality. This panel of experts will discuss processes and policies to help clients successfully navigate those treacherous waters and ensure successful outcomes in sanctionable discovery disputes.
Successfully Navigating National and Global E-Discovery Disputes: On-Demand
  • David Neave -- Blake, Cassels & Graydon (Canada)
  • David Herr - Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Scott O'Connell - Nixon Peabody (Boston, MA)
  • Colin West - Bingham McCutchen (San Francisco, CA).

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

May 9/Web: Compliance Across the Supply Chain - CA’s Supply Chain Transparency Act and other State and Federal Requirements #MCLE

Supply chain responsibility and the prevention of human rights violations is a burden shared by all companies. It is also the subject of new state and federal legislation. The ground breaking California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, effective Jan. 1, 2012, requires company disclosure of efforts ensuring that supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Learn about what companies are subject to under the act, similar state acts and pending federal legislation, as well as the role of U.S. companies in eliminating slavery and human trafficking during this free webinar. A panel of experts will discuss what affirmative conduct companies must undertake to comply with disclosures, what companies must do internally and disclose publicly to verify anti-slavery and anti-trafficking suppliers, and more.
Compliance Across the Supply Chain - CA’s Supply Chain Transparency Act and other State and Federal Requirements
May 9, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, EST
  • Matthew Fischer of Sedgwick LLP
  • Maureen Gorsen of Alston & Bird LLP
  • Sarah Youngblood of Schiff Hardin LLP.
  • The role of US companies in eliminating slavery and human trafficking.
  • What companies are subject to the Act?
  • Why require disclosure of efforts to eliminate slavery and trafficking without actually requiring efforts to eliminate these crimes against humanity?
  • The affirmative conduct required of subjected companies to comply with disclosures – website language, other customer notification standards, etc.
  • If you are verifying anti-slavery and anti-trafficking suppliers, what must you do internally and disclose publicly?
  • Determining if your company is indirectly subject to the Act.
  • Knowing where you do business: What other states have similar acts?
  • Pending federal legislation influenced by the California Act: The pending Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act (HR 2759).
CLE is approved or in the process of approval for the following mandatory CLE states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.