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Continuing Legal Education Online Courses with MCLEZ are for Alaska attorneys who want to make the most of their time and money. Easily earn Alaska CLE credit through courses which have been produced in a variety of legal subjects that matter to you.

If you are new to MCLEZ, try a course for free before you make your purchase with our Free CLE program. To easily fulfill your Alaska MECLE and VCLE requirements, see our Alaska Bundles page under State CLE Bundles. Alaska attorneys may earn all 3 hours of MECLE and all 9 hours of VCLE from MCLEZ.

State Bar Contact Info: Alaska Bar Association Website Phone # 907-272-7469

Alaska CLE Course Catalog

 

10 Legal Considerations for Starting and Running a Medical Practice

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10 Legal Considerations for Starting and Running a Medical Practice Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

In this fast-paced and highly informative program, the speakers address core issues with which attorneys who may be involved with medical practitioners must be familiar. These include how to help limit liability exposure, choice of business entity, supervision issues, compensation, Contracts 101 (HR and more), Intellectual Property, legal issues regarding marketing and how to avoid and/or best resolve disputes with patients. Also discussed are recommended asset protection and estate planning strategies and common asset protection mistakes which medical professionals need to be aware of and avoid.

Course Agenda

  • Limiting Your Liability
  • Supervision Issues
  • Compensation
  • Contracts 101
  • Intellectual Property
  • Marketing Legal Issues
  • How to Avoid Disputes

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
ME - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
SC - General: 1.05 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Jacob Stein, Esq

Jacob Stein, Esq. is a partner at Aliant, LLP. He specializes in structuring international business transactions, complex U.S. and international tax planning and asset protection planning. Mr. Stein received his law degree from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University. He has been accredited by the State Bar of California as a Certified Tax Law Specialist. He is AV-rated (highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, has been named ?A Super Lawyer? by the Los Angeles Magazine and one of ?America?s Most Honored Professionals 2016?, by the American Registry.

Over the course of his career Mr. Stein has represented thousands of clients, including: officers and directors of Fortune 500 companies; Forbes 400 families; celebrities; Internet entrepreneurs; high-profile real estate developers, builders and investors; physicians; wealthy foreigners doing business in the United States; small business owners; attorneys, accountants and financial advisors; and many other individuals facing financial adversity or seeking privacy for their holdings.

He is the author of numerous books, scholarly articles and technical manuals including his most recent article, Pre-Immigration Taxation, published in the January 2016 edition of EB-5 Investors Magazine Volume 3, Issue 3; His other works include his book: A Lawyer?s Guide to Asset Protection Planning in California, Second Edition, published in April of 2016, which is the only legal treatise on asset protection specific to California, and International Joint Ventures ?A Concise Guide for Attorneys & Business Owners,? published in 2014.

Mr. Stein is a frequent lecturer to various attorneys, CPA and other professional groups, teaching over 100 seminars per year. His presentation topics include: Tax Planning for Cross-Border Joint Ventures, A Foreigner?s Guide to Investing in U.S. Real Estate, Creative Planning with Controlled Foreign Corporations, Advanced Asset Protection Planning, Choice of Entity Planning, Estate Tax Planning and various courses on trust law. He is an instructor with the California CPA Education Foundation, National Business Institute, Thomson Reuters, the Rossdale Group and Lorman Education Services where he teaches courses on advanced tax planning, structuring international business transactions, asset protection and trust law. He is an adjunct professor of taxation at the CSU, Northridge Graduate Tax Program.

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Details


Price:
$29.99

Course Description

The Rules of Professional Conduct created by the American Bar Association are "the gold standard" when making decisions about legal ethics and best practice. These rules have been adapted by most state bars for the benefit of their members. In addition, the Rules are a standard authority across the U.S. during attorney disciplinary hearings and fee dispute arbitrations. In this MLCEZ course, David Graulich, Esq. provides a closer look at the ABA Rules that pertain to the attorney-client relationship. What is the division of authority between the client and the attorney? How does an ethical attorney avoid the appearance "or reality -- of conflict of interest" Can an attorney ethically agree to represent a client in an unfamiliar area of law? Can an attorney loan money to a client? Graulich illustrates the rules with real-life examples as well as working through hypothetical ethical questions that typically arise in private practice.

Course Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Competence
  • Client-lawyer relationship
  • Diligence
  • Communication
  • Fees
  • Confidentiality of information
  • Conflict of interest
  • Duties to former clients
  • Imputations of conflicts of interest: general rule
  • Special conflicts of interest for former and current governmental officers and employees
  • Former judge, arbitrator, mediator or other third-party neutral
  • Organization as client
  • Clients with diminished capacity
  • Safekeeping property
  • Declining or terminating representation
  • Sale of law practice
  • Duties to a prospective client

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Ethics: 2.0 Credits
    FL - Ethics: 2.0 Credits
    ND - Ethics: 2.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    David Graulich, Esq.

    Mr. Graulich worked over 20 years in journalism and the public relations industry. He represented companies such as PepsiCo, Schwab and Computer Sciences Corp., advising senior executives on communications policies. Mr. Graulich received his law degree at the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Graulich is currently working in private practice and resides in Sacramento, California.

  •   Course Price:
    $29.99
     
     

    ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part II

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    ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part II Details


    Price:
    $29.99

    Course Description

    04-19-2018 Recorded date

    This class is the second in a special MCLEZ series on The Rules of Professional Conduct. The Rules, written by the American Bar Association, are "the gold standard" when making critical decisions about ethics, compliance and best practice. The ABA Rules have been adapted by most state bars for the benefit and guidance of their members. In addition, the Rules are an authority across the U.S. during attorney disciplinary hearings and fee dispute arbitrations. In this class, David Graulich, Esq. examines Rule II (Counselor) and Rule III (Advocate). Among the topics covered: ethical guidelines when a lawyer serves as third-party neutral; standards for candor towards the tribunal; fairness to opposing party and opposing counsel; expediting litigation and avoiding delay, and trial publicity. Graulich illustrates the ABA rules with citations from actual cases as well as personal anecdotes from his experiences as a plaintiff's employment lawyer in Northern California.

    Course Agenda

    • Rules Overview - Counselor
    • Rules Overview - Advocate
    • Rule 2.1 Advisor
    • Rule 2.2 - Deleted (Moved to Rule 1.7)
    • Rule 2.3 Evaluation for Use by Third Persons
    • Rule 2.4 Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral
    • Rule 3.1 Meritorious Claims and Contentions
    • Rule 3.2 Expediting Litigation
    • Rule 3.3 Candor Toward the Tribunal
    • Rule 3.4 Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
    • Rule 3.5: Impartiality & Decorum of the Tribunal
    • Rule 3.6: Trial Publicity
    • Rule 3.7: Lawyer as Witness
    • Rule 3.8: Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor
    • Rule 3.9: Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 2.5 Credits
    AZ - Professional Responsibility: 2.5 Credits
    CA - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
    FL - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
    IL - Professional Responsibility: 2.25 Credits
    ME - Professional Responsibility: 2.46 Credits
    ND - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
    NV - Ethics: 2.0 Credits
    NY - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
    PA - Ethics: 2.5 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    David Graulich, Esq.

    Mr. Graulich worked over 20 years in journalism and the public relations industry. He represented companies such as PepsiCo, Schwab and Computer Sciences Corp., advising senior executives on communications policies. Mr. Graulich received his law degree at the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Graulich is currently working in private practice and resides in Sacramento, California.

      Course Price:
    $29.99
     
     

    ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part V

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    ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part V Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    This class is part of a special MCLEZ series on The Rules of Professional Conduct. The Rules, written by the American Bar Association, are "the gold standard" when making critical decisions about ethics, compliance and best practice. The ABA Rules have been adapted by most state bars for the benefit and guidance of their members. In addition, the Rules are an authority across the U.S. during attorney disciplinary hearings and fee dispute arbitrations. In this class, David Graulich, Esq. examines Section VIII (Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession). Among the topics covered: Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters, Judicial and Legal Officials, Reporting Professional Misconduct, Misconduct and Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law. Graulich illustrates the ABA rules with citations from actual cases as well as personal anecdotes from his experiences as a plaintiff's employment lawyer in Northern California.

    Course Agenda

    • Rules Overview ? Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession
    • Rule 8.1 - Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters
    • Rule 8.2 - Judicial and Legal Officials
    • Rule 8.3 - Reporting Professional Misconduct
    • Rule 8.4 - Misconduct
    • Rule 8.5 - Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law
    • Further Reading

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
    CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    FL - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
    GA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
    NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
    NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
    OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    SC - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    TN - Dual: 1.0 Credits
    UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    David Graulich, Esq.

    Mr. Graulich worked over 20 years in journalism and the public relations industry. He represented companies such as PepsiCo, Schwab and Computer Sciences Corp., advising senior executives on communications policies. Mr. Graulich received his law degree at the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Graulich is currently working in private practice and resides in Sacramento, California.

      Course Price:
    $19.99
     
     

    Asset Protection-Planning

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    Asset Protection-Planning Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    For the past several years asset protection has been one of the fastest growing areas of law. It is also one of the most controversial - the goal of asset protection is to shield assets from the reach of creditors. Asset protection should simply be about structuring the ownership of one's assets to safeguard them from potential future risks. Most asset protection structures are commonly used business and estate planning tools, such as limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, trusts and the like. Properly implemented asset protection planning should be legal and ethical. It should not be based on hiding assets or on secrecy. It is not a means or an excuse to avoid or evade U. S. taxes. There is no one 'magic bullet' in asset protection. The term 'asset protection' encompasses a number of planning and structuring mechanisms that may be implemented by a practitioner to minimize a client?s exposure to risk. For each client the asset protection solution will be different, depending on (i) the identity of the debtor; (ii) the nature of the claim; (iii) the identity of the creditor; and (iv) the nature of the assets. These are four threshold factors that are either expressly or implicitly analyzed in each asset protection case. The analysis of these four factors determines what planning would be possible and effective for a specific client.

    Course Agenda

    • INTRODUCTION
    • COLLECTING ON JUDGMENTS
    • FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS
    • PLANNING IN THE CONTEXT OF MARRIAGE
    • USE OF TRUSTS IN ASSET PROTECTION
    • FOREIGN TRUSTS
    • ADVANCED PLANNING WITH FOREIGN TRUSTS
    • CHOICE OF ENTITY
    • BANKRUPTCY PLANNING
    • RETIREMENT PLANS

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
    FL - General: 1.0 Credits
    IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Jacob Stein, Esq

    Jacob Stein, Esq. is a partner at Aliant, LLP. He specializes in structuring international business transactions, complex U.S. and international tax planning and asset protection planning. Mr. Stein received his law degree from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University. He has been accredited by the State Bar of California as a Certified Tax Law Specialist. He is AV-rated (highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, has been named ?A Super Lawyer? by the Los Angeles Magazine and one of ?America?s Most Honored Professionals 2016?, by the American Registry.

    Over the course of his career Mr. Stein has represented thousands of clients, including: officers and directors of Fortune 500 companies; Forbes 400 families; celebrities; Internet entrepreneurs; high-profile real estate developers, builders and investors; physicians; wealthy foreigners doing business in the United States; small business owners; attorneys, accountants and financial advisors; and many other individuals facing financial adversity or seeking privacy for their holdings.

    He is the author of numerous books, scholarly articles and technical manuals including his most recent article, Pre-Immigration Taxation, published in the January 2016 edition of EB-5 Investors Magazine Volume 3, Issue 3; His other works include his book: A Lawyer?s Guide to Asset Protection Planning in California, Second Edition, published in April of 2016, which is the only legal treatise on asset protection specific to California, and International Joint Ventures ?A Concise Guide for Attorneys & Business Owners,? published in 2014.

    Mr. Stein is a frequent lecturer to various attorneys, CPA and other professional groups, teaching over 100 seminars per year. His presentation topics include: Tax Planning for Cross-Border Joint Ventures, A Foreigner?s Guide to Investing in U.S. Real Estate, Creative Planning with Controlled Foreign Corporations, Advanced Asset Protection Planning, Choice of Entity Planning, Estate Tax Planning and various courses on trust law. He is an instructor with the California CPA Education Foundation, National Business Institute, Thomson Reuters, the Rossdale Group and Lorman Education Services where he teaches courses on advanced tax planning, structuring international business transactions, asset protection and trust law. He is an adjunct professor of taxation at the CSU, Northridge Graduate Tax Program.

      Course Price:
    $19.99
     
     

    Competence Issues Relevant to an Attorneys Ability to Perform Legal Services

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    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    In this program patent attorney Steven A. Nielsen discusses the evolution of awareness of the general subject matter of competence as it relates to substance abuse (including new legal medical cannabis), stress, age, dementia and other factors and their relationship to the practice of law. The maxim that "the law is a jealous mistress" can be true if attorneys fail to take a big picture view of the factors at work which can cause physical and mental harm and distract lawyers from enjoyment of their lives and the need to pay attention to their physical and mental health.

    This program addresses both the need for awareness of substance abuse, depression, mental illness, age, cognitive decline and related issues, plus practical, easy to implement steps to facilitate an enjoyable and effective practice.

    Course Agenda

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
    CA - Competence Issues: 1.0 Credits
    CT - : 1.0 Credits
    FL - Substance Abuse: 1.0 Credits
    ND - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Steven A Nielsen
    Based in Larkspur, California, Steven A. Nielsen is a U.S. registered patent attorney with many years of experience in patent procurement and in achieving favorable results in federal court in the field of intellectual properly litigation. Mr. Nielsen is the past chairperson of the Intellectual Property Section of the Marin County Bar Association. Mr. Nielsen received his J.D. in 1987 from Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley and also holds a B.A. in Computer Science. He may be contacted at steve@nielsenpatents.com, on his website, nielsenpatents.com or via his LinkedIn page.
      Course Price:
    $19.99
     
     

    Conflicts of Interest for Nonprofits: Counseling Nonprofit Boards on Avoiding Conflicts

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    Conflicts of Interest for Nonprofits: Counseling Nonprofit Boards on Avoiding Conflicts Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    You've probably heard that "Conflicts of Interests" are bad and that nonprofit boards need to avoid conflicts of interests. But, what exactly is a "conflict of interest", and what should you do if your nonprofit has a "conflict of interest?

    Conflicts of interest are not necessarily bad. The important thing is being able to identify conflicts of interest and knowing how to manage conflicts of interests when they arise.

    This course on "Dealing with Conflicts of Interests" will define what a "conflict of interest" is; Give specific examples of common types of conflicts of interests that arise for nonprofits; Explain the law on conflicts of interest as it applies to nonprofits; Discuss strategies on how to manage conflicts of interests.

    Course Agenda

    • What are the key fiduciary duties of Board members?
    • What is a conflict of interest?
    • Why is it important to be able to identify a conflict of interest?
    • How should a conflict of interest be addressed?

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
    CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    ND - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Lorri Anne Dunsmore
    Lorri Dunsmore has over 24 years of experience representing individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations in a variety of charitable, wealth transfer, business succession and federal tax matters. Lorri regularly works with individuals and tax-exempt organizations to address a wide range of tax and state law issues impacting charitable giving, formation of nonprofits and addressing the specialized needs of tax-exempt organizations including private foundation excise taxes, excess benefit transactions, lobbying restrictions, fundraising law compliance, commercial co-ventures and joint ventures. Lorri has spoken and written about numerous issues related to nonprofit governance and compliance matters and has worked with a variety of tax-exempt organizations to provide training for board members and officers. Lorri's practice also includes advising clients on the formation, operation, management and transfer of family business entities. She works closely with families to implement business succession and wealth transfer strategies. Lorri has experience advising privately held corporations, limited liability companies and professional corporations on issues ranging from formation to dissolution.
      Course Price:
    $19.99
     
     

    Cryptocurrency - New Age Money or Scam

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    Cryptocurrency - New Age Money or Scam Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    Cryptocurrency: There has been much talk about the use of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, as the hot new investment and a fast way of making money. But it's a very complicated process and has many pitfalls and challenges legally. This lecture will discuss the creation and use of cryptocurrencies, along with some of the challenges of trying to use and maintain cryptocurrencies as a financial tool and/or investment strategy.

    Course Agenda

    • What is crypto currency?
    • Defining Bitcoin
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Cryptocurrency
    • The Real Cost of Mining Bitcoin
    • CASES
    • Top 5 Crypto Currency Failures

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    FL - General: 1.0 Credits
    GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    IL - General: 1.0 Credits
    IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
    MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    NC - General: 1.0 Credits
    NJ - General: 1.3 Credits
    NV - General: 1.0 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits
    OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    SC - General: 1.06 Credits
    TN - General: 1.07 Credits
    UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Russell Jackman, Esq.

    Russell Jackman, Esq. is owner of Calmputer Consulting Services in Marin County, California. He is a Past President of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management and Technology Section.

      Course Price:
    $19.99
     
     

    Demystifying Computers for Attorneys

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    Demystifying Computers for Attorneys Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    This basic lecture helps attorneys understand the components and roles of the different types of technology available or present in the law office, what to look for as far as stats and performance is concern

    Course Agenda

    • ABA Rule 1.1: Competence
    • What IS a computer?
    • What are computers made of?
    • What are peripherals?
    • Storage
    • OPERATING SYSTEMS
    • Printers & Scanners & OCR
    • Internet Types + Security
    • How to get the most out of your computer
    • Online Meetings
    • Document Formation
    • Other Internet uses

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    FL - General: 1.0 Credits
    IL - General: 1.0 Credits
    MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    NC - General: 1.0 Credits
    NH - General: 1.0 Credits
    NJ - General: 1.3 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits
    PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
    SC - General: 1.0 Credits
    TN - General: 1.1 Credits
    UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Russell Jackman, Esq.

    Russell Jackman, Esq. is owner of Calmputer Consulting Services in Marin County, California. He is a Past President of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management and Technology Section.

      Course Price:
    $19.99
     
     

    Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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    Digital Millennium Copyright Act Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    This lecture discusses the background and substance of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, case law surrounding it and what the implications of the DMCA are currently, plus what it might mean for the future of the Internet and Intellectual Property.

    Course Agenda

    • What is the DMCA?
    • DMCA CASES
    • DMCA Penalties
    • Is the DMCA Successful?
    • Conclusions

        Course Credit per State


        AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
        AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
        CA - General: 1.0 Credits
        IL - General: 1.0 Credits
        NC - General: 1.0 Credits
        NJ - General: 1.2 Credits
        NY - General: 1.0 Credits
        OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
        OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
        SC - General: 1.0 Credits
        TN - General: 1.0 Credits
        TX - General: 1.0 Credits
        UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

        Course Presenter(s)

        Russell Jackman, Esq.

        Russell Jackman, Esq. is owner of Calmputer Consulting Services in Marin County, California. He is a Past President of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management and Technology Section.

      Course Price:
    $19.99
     
     

    Ethical Issues - Pro Bono Representation

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    Ethical Issues - Pro Bono Representation Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    Pro bono legal representation is more critical now than ever with the issues that are with us in the challenges of the economy and Covid 19. This lecture discusses the ethical requirements of providing pro bono representation for under represented clients and why it makes such a big difference to the image and performance of the legal profession.

    Course Agenda

    • Pro Bono: Definition
    • The need for Pro Bono
    • CASES
    • How to get involved
    • Conclusions

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
    CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    GA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
    IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
    NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    NJ - Ethics: 1.3 Credits
    NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
    PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    SC - Ethics: 1.08 Credits
    TN - Dual: 1.08 Credits
    UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Russell Jackman, Esq.

    Russell Jackman, Esq. is owner of Calmputer Consulting Services in Marin County, California. He is a Past President of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management and Technology Section.

      Course Price:
    $19.99
     
     

    Fair Credit Reporting Act

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    Fair Credit Reporting Act Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    This course covers the basics of litigation invoking the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Potential clients are anyone whose credit reports have inaccuracies and who have not been able to get the credit reporting agencies (CRAs) to make corrections.

    The FCRA provides for private civil actions against the CRAs such as Experian, Equifax and Trans Union and against the furnishers of information to the CRAs, such as banks, finance companies, and debt collectors.

    The courts will cover the statutory framework, how the dispute process works, the issues that typically arise in civil litigation against the CRAs and furnishers, and the types damages consumers may seek.

    There will be discussion of the types of cases that are successful under the FCRA and the types of clients and cases to avoid.

    Resources available to the private practitioner will be discussed.

    Course Agenda

    • Consumer Rights under the FCRA
    • Key Threshold Issue-Accuracy in Credit Reports
    • Common Inaccuracies in Credit Reports
    • The Dispute Process, a Prerequisite to a Civil Case
    • What is a Reasonable Investigation?
    • Actual Damages Available in FCRA Cases\
    • Punitive Damages
    • Discovery from CRAs and Furnishers
    • Right to Jury Trial
    • Types of FCRA Cases Commonly Litigated
    • Statute of Limitations
    • Settlement Values of FCRA Cases
    • How to Evaluate Potential Client
    • Potential clients to reject
    • Essential Resources
    • Case Law

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    CT - General: 1.0 Credits
    FL - General: 1.0 Credits
    IL - General: 1.0 Credits
    ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    NV - General: 1.0 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits
    PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Mark F. Anderson
    Mark F. Anderson has practiced law in San Francisco for over 45 years. He also represents consumers Fair Credit Reporting Act cases in which the consumers were damaged by inaccurate credit reporting by banks and other creditors who report credit information to Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. He has settled over 150 cases involving inaccurate credit reporting. Mark was one of the first attorneys in California to represent consumers in lemon law cases. He has represented consumers in over 4,000 lemon law cases. He has also represented plaintiffs in numerous consumer class actions.
      Course Price:
    $19.99
     
     

    How the Third-Party Doctrine Affects Law Enforcement, Technology Company Practices, and Data Privacy Expectations

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    How the Third-Party Doctrine Affects Law Enforcement, Technology Company Practices, and Data Privacy Expectations Details


    Price:
    $24.99

    Course Description

    Join the Wikimedia Foundation and guest speakers for a discussion on how the third-party doctrine affects law enforcement, technology company practices, and data privacy expectations as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on Carpenter v. United States. In this case, the Court will consider whether the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before accessing historical cell phone location records.

    Course Agenda

    • Third Party Doctrine
    • What types of consumer data to tech companies collect?
    • How does the third-party doctrine affect tech companies and their business practices?
    • Do consumers really care about privacy, and what do they consider when they decide to sacrifice their privacy for certain services?
    • Do companies tend to care about privacy more or less than consumers?
    • Carpenter v. United States
    • Katz v. United States
    • Q&A

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.5 Credits
    CA - General: 1.5 Credits
    CT - General: 1.5 Credits
    FL - Technology: 1.5 Credits
    ND - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
    NV - General: 1.5 Credits
    NY - General: 1.5 Credits
    PA - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

      Course Price:
    $24.99
     
     

    How to Understand and Properly Value Client Assets

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    How to Understand and Properly Value Client Assets Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    Legal issues arise in many areas when it comes to collectibles, and one of the hottest and most contentious areas involves record collections (from 78s to digital), and related music memorabilia.

    Accredited Senior Appraiser and member of the American Society of Appraisers who specializes in this area, Stephen M.H. Braitman has been involved in a myriad of cases which have required his services. In addition to his role as an expert witness in litigation, practice areas in which his expertise has been utilized include Family Law, Estate Planning and Insurance issues, evaluations for credible Fair Market Value, Replacement Value, and Liquidation value appraisals of contested property.

    In this program Mr. Braitman reviews the role of the appraiser and the process for certification as an appraiser. Specific issues include: The potential of a music collection, what to look for in "hidden assets" that may be significant, what issues arise between collectors (and?everyone else!) , some contentious records and memorabilia, the need for accurate appraisals and how an undervalued appraisal can affect both the financial and legal outcome of a family or institution, the current market in music records and memorabilia collectibles, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, credentialing of the appraiser, the appraisal process, issues in divorce, property settlements and estates, how to overcome the lack of value-knowledge of an insurance adjuster, appraised value as leverage or as collateral, satisfying I.R.S. donation requirements, auctions, and an in depth review of specific types of records and music memorabilia and their current and future value.

    Course Agenda

    If your firm represents libraries, archives, insurance agencies, or executors for estates, or is involved in family law, this program is a unique and valuable resource. Moreover, the cases in which Mr. Braitman has been personally involved, such as the Michael Jackson property at Neverland Ranch, the Elton John record collection, and donations to the Library of Congress and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, make this program a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at a wide variety of legal issues related to music, such as

    • Insurance Replacement Cost Coverage
    • IRS Charitable Donations
    • Equitable Division of Property in an Estate or Divorce
    • Estate Planning
    • Expert Witness
    • IRS Federal Estate Tax
    • Loss of Value Claims
    • Opinions of Value
    • Settlement of Damage
    • Valuation and Settlement

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    CT - General: 1.0 Credits
    ME - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    NJ - General: 1.2 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

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    $19.99
     
     

    Leak-Driven Law

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    Leak-Driven Law Details


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    $24.99

    Course Description

    Over the past decade, a number of well-publicized data leaks have revealed the secret offshore holdings of high-net-worth individuals and multinational taxpayers, leading to a sea change in cross-border tax enforcement. Spurred by leaked data, tax authorities have prosecuted offshore tax cheats, attempted to recoup lost revenues, enacted new laws, and signed international agreements that promote "sunshine" and exchange of financial information between countries.

    The conventional wisdom is that data leaks enable tax authorities to detect and punish offshore tax evasion more effectively, and that leaks are therefore socially and economically beneficial. This Article argues, however, that the conventional wisdom is too simplistic. In addition to its clear benefits, leak-driven lawmaking carries distinctive risks, including the risk of agenda setting by third parties with specific interests and the risk associated with leaks' capacity to trigger non-rational responses. Even where leak-driven lawmaking is beneficial overall, it is important to appreciate its distinctive downside risks, in order to best design policy responses.

    This Article is the first to thoroughly examine both the important beneficial effects of tax leaks, and their risks. It provides suggestions and cautions for making and enforcing tax law, after a leak, in order to best tap into the benefits of leaks while managing their pitfalls.

    Course Agenda

    INTRODUCTION THE EMERGENCE OF TAX LEAKS
    • Understanding the Emergence of Tax Leaks
    • Seven Significant Leaks
    • Some Initial Observations
    THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF TAX LEAKS
    • Cross-Border Tax Administration and Enforcement
    • The Benefits of Leaked Information
    • The Distinctive Risks of Tax Leaks
    LEAK-DRIVEN LAWMAKING IN THE REAL WORLD
    • Agenda Setters
    • The Messy Transmission of Leaked Data
    • Leak-Driven Laws
    LAW, AFTER THE LEAK
    • Suggestions for Optimal Leak-Driven Lawmaking
    • The Road Ahead: Three Open Questions

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.5 Credits
    CA - General: 1.5 Credits
    FL - Technology: 1.5 Credits
    IN - Distance Education: 1.6 Credits
    ND - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
    NV - General: 1.5 Credits
    NY - General: 1.5 Credits
    PA - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

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    $24.99
     
     

    Managing Data Privacy Risk for Life Science Companies

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    Managing Data Privacy Risk for Life Science Companies Details


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    $19.99

    Course Description

    Course Agenda

    Topics for Discussion
    • How and when HIPAA applies to Life Sciences Companies
    • Examples of current government agency enforcement of HIPAA and other privacy statutes that apply to life sciences
    • Safely and legally conducting data transfers from the EU to the U.S using the health data exception
    • The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on life sciences companies
    • Cybersecurity and the board of directors: fiduciary duties and governance

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    CT - General: 1.0 Credits
    FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits
    ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    NV - General: 1.0 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits
    PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Diana Maier

    Diana Maier is an employment and privacy law expert who founded The Law Offices of Diana Maier, PC, a San Francisco Bay Area company that provides exceptional customer service in privacy and employment law. Diana and her team advise companies on the legality of their workplace privacy and employment practices, litigate cases when needed, and conduct workplace investigations. Diana is certified in both European Union and US privacy laws and is a fluent Spanish-speaker.

    Diana attended Stanford Law School and graduated in 1998. She received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1992.

    Diana began her legal career as a Public Defender for Santa Clara County, where she spent each day in the courtroom defending misdemeanor, felony, and three strike cases. She enjoyed great success in winning trials for her clients and felt that she had found her ?calling? in life. But in 2003, Diana decided to transition to a career that was more sustainable for family life, and she began practicing employment law. She joined forces with the plaintiffs? employment law firm Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding, LLP, which later became Bushnell, Caplan, Fielding & Maier, LLP. Diana left the firm in 2008 in order to launch the Law Offices of Diana Maier and focus more on the defense side of employment work, particularly litigation preventative work.

    In early 2013, Diana began working as outsourced In-House Counsel for Labor and Employment and Privacy Law for Quantum Corporation in Silicon Valley. To handle this role more skillfully, Diana earned two privacy credentials, CIPP/US and CIPP/E, through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Diana?s CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications represent her dedication to thoroughly understanding global privacy laws for the benefit her clients. By knowing and applying privacy and data protection laws and regulations in the United States and Europe, Diana is able to ensure privacy compliance on a global scale.

    Diana is a frequent speaker and writer on an enormous range of topics in employment and privacy law. She presents a quarterly public webinar (which can be found on her website under ?Lunchtime Legal Chats?) and also frequently speaks to the Marin County & San Francisco Bar Associations, as well as numerous non-attorney organizations. She has been published in The Recorder, the ABA Journal, and countless online publications, and she is often cited as an expert in news stories pertinent to employment and privacy law. You can find handouts from her presentations and articles featuring her at www.dianamaierlaw.com/resources. Diana is the former Chair of the Marin County Bar Association Labor and Employment section, and she serves as an advisor in the areas of employment law and privacy to Casetext, a legal start-up organization in Silicon Valley.

    Diana's legal hobbies are blogging on employment and privacy law issues and exploring the practice of compassionate law, the idea that lawyers can be problem solvers and healers of conflict rather than just combatants for hire. Diana especially enjoys serving on the Board and heading up the Fundraising Committee of OneJustice, a California based legal non-profit that provides legal services to marginalized populations who otherwise wouldn?t have access to an attorney.

    You can read Diana?s blog at www.dianamaierlaw.com/employment-and-privacy-law-blog-by-diana-maier/ and also read about her talented staff at www.dianamaierlaw.com/about/staff-bios/. Her email is diana@dianamaierlaw.com, and her phone number is 415-515-1707. In addition, you can find her on LinkedIn and on Twitter under @DianaMaierLaw, to name just a few social media sites where Diana likes to ?hang out? and talk law.

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    $19.99
     
     

    Music Copyright: the 2x6 Workshop

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    Music Copyright: the 2x6 Workshop Details


    Price:
    $29.99

    Course Description

    San Francisco Bay Area based Entertainment Law attorney Mark A. Pearson of ARC Law Group discusses the fundamentals of copyright in the music industry, focusing on the foundation of "two copyrights and six royalty streams." Mark breaks down how to protect written and recorded music and provides insights into how each is monetized. Topics include an overview of U.S. Copyright Law, protection of copyright rights, how to effectively work with producers/songwriters, performing rights societies, and licensing. He also discusses streaming royalties and changes under the Music Modernization Act. This program is designed to help attorneys who may already represent artists and other industry professionals, or who may have the opportunity to do so, understand the basics of music copyright and the implications of new content-delivery technologies.

    Course Agenda

    • Two Music Copyrights
    • Six Revenue Streams
    • Composition
    • Sound Recording
    • Copyright Duration
    • Copyright Registration
    • Music Copyright - 2x6
    • Music Streaming

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 2.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.5 Credits
    CT - General: 1.5 Credits
    FL - General: 2.0 Credits
    GA - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
    IL - General: 1.5 Credits
    IN - Distance Education: 1.7 Credits
    ME - Self Study: 1.66 Credits
    MO - Self Study: 2.0 Credits
    MT - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
    NJ - General: 2.0 Credits
    NV - General: 1.5 Credits
    NY - General: 2.0 Credits
    PA - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits
    SC - General: 1.68 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Mark A. Pearson
    Mark A. Pearson is the principal counsel at ARC Law Group, a law firm focused on advising Creative, Talented and Entrepreneurial clients in the areas of business, entertainment, sports and technology law. Following his career as an award-winning television producer, Mark spent the past decade advising some of the hardest working acts in the music biz, including international touring artists Con Brio, Front Country and DJ Mark Farina, as well as, up and coming acts such as Barrio Manouche and Ellise. In addition to his work in the music industry, Mark served as production counsel for Academy Award nominee, Borrowed Time and was recently awarded the Governor's Citation Medallion for his service to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy® Award). Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but with clients in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Nashville, Mark also advises leading entertainment-technology disruptors like TuneGo, Caffeine and Fandor.
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    Neutral-Driven Dispute Resolution: NDR

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    Neutral-Driven Dispute Resolution: NDR Details


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    $19.99

    Course Description

    In this engaging session, led by Rob Christopher, AV Preeminent rated litigation attorney, General Counsel, and entrepreneur, you will learn when and how you can use an innovative approach to address limited stakes legal disputes in a way that is cost-effective for clients.

    The approach, Neutral-Driven (Nonadversarial) Dispute Resolution (NDR) provides attorneys and their clients with an alternative to litigation, arbitration, or mediation for resolving cases in which potential legal and related costs threaten to consume the amount at stake.

    Based on his 40+ year career as a successful litigator, businessperson, and now General Counsel, Rob uses thoughtful analysis and real world examples to demonstrate both ethical reasons to consider NDR and long-term practical value to incorporating this approach into your practice.

    The program covers what NDR is, how it works, where it comes from, how it differs from arbitration and mediation, and where it fits and doesn?t fit. In the process, Rob gives hands-on demonstrations of assessment tools you can use to determine if NDR makes sense in a particular case. The program concludes with clear takeaways on when and how you can use Neutral-Driven Dispute Resolution for real and lasting wins with your clients.

    Rob's entertaining style and innovative and ethical approach to addressing limited stakes disputes make this a must-take session for all client-centric attorneys.

    Course Agenda

    • Why an innovative approach is needed for limited stakes cases
    • The growing gap these cases cause in American civil justice
    • The Neutral-Driven Dispute Resolution Process
    • How NDR delivers value to client and attorney
    • Estimating the total costs of litigation for your case
    • When and how to access NDR to win with your clients
    • Common Questions
    • Action Plan and Closing

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Rob Christopher

    Rob Christopher is an AV Preeminent rated litigation and trial attorney who served as Northern California Managing Partner of international law firm Coudert Brothers and later litigation Counsel with Bay Area law firm Hopkins & Carley. Currently he is General Counsel of his family?s farming business, Christopher Ranch LLC, and Founder and Managing Director of independent neutral service Just Resolve LLC.

    Rob earned his JD at the University of California at Davis, and an AB with Honors in Economics at Stanford University. He has also been a mediator, arbitrator, and settlement judge in California superior courts and is admitted to practice before numerous federal district and appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. 41 years married and now a grandfather of 4, over the last decade Rob has developed and now champions a new approach to delivering cost-effective justice in common limited-stakes legal disputes using a neutral-driven nonadversarial resolution process (NDR). Learn more at www.justresolve.com..

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    $19.99
     
     

    NLRB-Labor Law Update

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    NLRB-Labor Law Update Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    Changes in the composition of the National Labor Relations Board have led to changes in workplace law. The scope of employees? protected activity as well as employers? rights to set policy and to manage the workforce are in flux. More change is anticipated as the NLRB looks at setting new standards for union organizing, workplace access of union representatives, use of electronic communications, and the scope of protected employee dissent. In case rulings, guidance memos, and proposed regulations, this is a time of change labor and employment law practitioners need to follow.

    Course Agenda

    • The National Labor Relations Act vests employees with rights under Section 7 to engage in activities relating to unions, mutual aid and protection on wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment, or to refrain from such activity.
    • The NLRB has two principal functions pursuant to the NLRA:
    • enforcing laws to ensure that workers may freely exercise their rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (the Act) without any interference from employers or unions, and
    • holding secret ballot elections at which workers can choose whether to have a union represent them.

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    CT - General: 1.0 Credits
    FL - General: 1.0 Credits
    GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    IL - General: 1.0 Credits
    IN - Distance Education: 1.1 Credits
    MO - Self Study: 1.3 Credits
    MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    NV - General: 1.0 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits
    SC - General: 1.11 Credits
    UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Thomas A. Lenz
    Experience

    Thomas A. Lenz is a Partner in Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, (AALRR), a leading full-service firm with over 180 attorneys in 9 offices in California. Mr. Lenz handles all aspects of labor and employment law issues and heads the firm's traditional labor and National Labor Relations Board practices. He works with employers in all major industries across California and the West. Mr. Lenz served as Chair of the Labor and Employment Section for the California Lawyers Association (formerly the State Bar of California) during the 2017-2018 term. He serves as a Lecturer in Law, teaching at the USC Gould School of Law.

    Education

    Tom received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and his law degree from the Louisiana State University Law Center. Tom studied in Spain during college (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and in France during law school (Universite d'Aix‐en‐Provence).

    Memberships

    Tom sits on a variety of boards and committees, including San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership (Board Member), International Institute of Los Angeles (Secretary), State Bar of California Labor and Employment Section (Executive Committee Officer), Associated Builders and Contractors (National Legislative Committee Member), National Club Association (Board Member), Orange County Labor and Employment Relations Association/OC LERA (Past President and current Board Member), and Marquette University Alumni Club of Southern California (Past President and current Board Member).

    Awards and Recognitions

    Tom has been named to the Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States by Labor Relations Institute, Inc., a leading industry information source.

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    $19.99
     
     

    Public Health Data and the Law

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    Public Health Data and the Law Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    This presentation by Rachel L. Hulkower from CDC will address the legal principles framing the collection, use, and release of health data for public health activities, including issues such as privacy, confidentiality, HIPAA, and data use agreements.

    Course Agenda

    • Public Health Law Program
    • Privacy, Confidentiality, Security, and Authorization - Untangling the Legal Issues
    • Sources of Data - Disease Surveillance, Reporting, and the Law
    • Uses of Data - State Authority to Investigate and Control Disease Outbreaks
    • Disclosure of Data - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule
    • Data Use Agreements

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.25 Credits
    CT - General: 1.3 Credits
    IN - Distance Education: 1.3 Credits
    ME - Self Study: 1.25 Credits
    ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    NV - General: 1.0 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits
    PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits

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    $19.99
     
     

    Sexual Harassment, Attorneys and Social Media

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    Sexual Harassment, Attorneys and Social Media Details


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    $19.99

    Course Description

    Recent events show that the issue of sexual harassment in all areas, specifically the legal field, needs to be addressed. This discussion addresses the costs of sexual harassment, how the growth of social media can create harmful sexual harassment situations and how attorneys can utilize social media to help fight it.

    Course Agenda

    • Sexual Harassment: The Numbers
    • The Costs of Harassment
    • ABA Rule 8.4 (g)
    • Social Media makes it easier to harass
    • Yik Yak: A Social Media Harassment Case Study
    • What can be done?
    • Can Social Media Help?

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    IL - General: 1.0 Credits
    NC - General: 1.0 Credits
    NJ - Diversity Inclusion Elimination of Bias: 1.2 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits
    OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    TN - General: 1.0 Credits
    UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    VA - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Russell Jackman, Esq.

    Russell Jackman, Esq. is owner of Calmputer Consulting Services in Marin County, California. He is a Past President of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management and Technology Section.

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    $19.99
     
     

    Unauthorized Practice of Law

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    Unauthorized Practice of Law Details


    Price:
    $19.99

    Course Description

    The unauthorized practice of law, (UPL), is "engaging in the practice of law by persons or entities not authorized to practice law" and the State needs to control who holds themselves out as an attorney to give value to the licensing and ethics control entities such as the Bar Associations and Court systems. Tensions arise when consumers need certain services which they may believe are too costly if performed by a bona fide lawyer or firm. This course outlines those tensions, the balancing factors which certain states have used to address these issues and takes a close look at several situations in which the non-lawyer entities may pose a risk to the public, and where lawsuits have been necessary to limit or curtail these non-lawyer entities.

    Course Agenda

    • What is UPL?
    • The Wills Crisis and UPL
    • LegalZoom & UPI
    • Cases
    • The Florida Bar v. Moses, 380 So. 2d 412 (Fla. 1980)
    • Peters Production, Inc. v. Desnick Broadcasting Company
    • Ginger v. Cohn (Cite 426 F.2d 1385)
    • Bay County Bar Association v. Finance System, Inc.
    • State v. Despain, 319 S.C. 317, 460 S.E.2d 576 (1995),
    • Franklin v. Chavis, 371 S.C. 527, 640 S.E.2d 873 (2007)
    • Kone v. Wilson,630 S.E.2d 744, 272 Virginia 59 (2006)
    • House Counsel
    • Punishments for Violations: Examples
    • Conclusions

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
    CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    FL - Professionalism: 1.0 Credits
    GA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
    IN - Ethics: 1.1 Credits
    NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
    NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
    NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
    OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    TN - Dual: 1.05 Credits
    UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
    VA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Russell Jackman, Esq.

    Russell Jackman, Esq. is owner of Calmputer Consulting Services in Marin County, California. He is a Past President of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management and Technology Section.

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    $19.99
     
     

    Whistle-Blower Claims: Avoiding the Courthouse

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    Whistle-Blower Claims: Avoiding the Courthouse Details


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    $19.99

    Course Description

    During this presentation, Fisher Phillips Partner, Jason Geller will discuss, what constitutes retaliation, protecting and defending your company against such claims, whistle-blower protection vs. retaliation claims and creating policies and procedures to minimize problems, claims and lawsuits.

    Course Agenda

    • The rise in whistleblowing and retaliation lawsuits
    • Important laws protecting employees against retaliation for whistleblowing
    • Enforcement by governmental agencies
    • What is ?protected activity? and how to spot it
    • Effective responses to whistleblowing and ?protected activity?
    • Why So Much Whistleblowing?
    • Publicity: Federal and State whistleblowing claims are in the press
    • Creates liability where none existed!
    • The Legal Landscape: What We Need to Know - ?Protected Activity?
    • Wrongful Discharge in Violation of ?Public Policy?
    • Federal False Claims Act
    • National Labor Relations Act
    • State laws protecting whistleblowers
    • The ?adverse actions? that can cause problems:
    • The Legal Landscape: What We Need to Know ? ?Adverse Action?
    • Look Out! Government Agencies Are Involved
    • EEOC, OSHA, NLRB, SEC State agencies
    • SEC Whistleblowing Program
    • SEC/NLRB enforcement:
    • Defend Trade Secrets Act
    • Social media policies
    • Recent wage/hour complaint?
    • The Best Response: Solid Policies and Practices
    • Employer complaint procedures
    • The Best Response: Solid Policies and Practices
    • Employer?s investigation protocol
    • Employer?s response to protected activity
    • Conduct objective and thorough investigation required by the circumstances
    • Carefully evaluate risks of subsequent discipline to employee
    • The Best Response: Spot Retaliation ?Red-Flags? And Shut Them Down!
    • Stricter supervision
    • New performance issues
    • Higher standards or expectations
    • Supervisor complaints to others
    • Coworkers shun, tease, threaten
    • Knock, Knock: The Government Is at Your Door on A Whistleblowing Complaint
    • Gatekeeping when the auditor arrives
    • Final Questions

    Course Credit per State


    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    FL - General: 1.0 Credits
    GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    IL - General: 1.0 Credits
    IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
    MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits
    OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
    UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Jason A. Geller

    Jason A. Geller is the Managing Partner of Fisher & Phillips' San Francisco office. Fisher & Phillips is one of the largest U.S. law firms representing management exclusively in the areas of labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits, and immigration law. The firm has 31 offices with 300 attorneys.

    Jason represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has considerable experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and California wage and hour laws. Jason has also defended employers against whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act, the False Claims Act and various provisions of The California Labor Code.

    Jason has extensive experience defending employers in Federal and State courts, as well as in investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the DFEH, United States Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

    In addition to defending his clients in litigation, Jason frequently counsels employers to assist them in avoiding litigation. He regularly advises clients on leave management issues and the interactive process for employees with disabilities, reinstatement obligations under various leave laws and wage and hour compliance. Jason has prepared employee handbooks and a variety of agreements, including independent contractor, employment, confidentiality and trade secrets agreements.

    His clients are involved in a variety of industries, including assisted living, independent living facilities, construction, manufacturing, engineering, architecture, professional services, agriculture, technology, retail and restaurant industries.

    Jason was included in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2015.

    Professional Activities
    • Board Member, Northern California Human Resources Association - East Bay Chapter
    • Member, Marin Human Resources Forum (1995-2000)
    • Member, Labor and Employment Section of the San Francisco Bar Association
    • Board Member & Legislative Co-chair, Employers' Advisory Council of the California Employment Development Department
    • Member, Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California
    • Member, Advisory Committee on Employment Law Jury Instructions of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California
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    $19.99
     


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