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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

 

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: 1.0 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
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
 
 

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
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
MT - Self Study: 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
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
      CT - General: 1.0 Credits
      FL - General: 1.0 Credits
      IL - 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
      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
AL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.3 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
SC - Ethics: 1.08 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.0 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
 
 

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
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.
  Course Price:
$29.99
 
 

Neutral-Driven Dispute Resolution: NDR

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Neutral-Driven Dispute Resolution: NDR Details


Price:
$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
AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
NC - General: 1.0 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.0 Credits
TX - 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..

  Course Price:
$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
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.

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Sexual Harassment, Attorneys and Social Media

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Sexual Harassment, Attorneys and Social Media Details


Price:
$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
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - 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
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
 
 

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
AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Professionalism: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
IN - Ethics: 1.1 Credits
KY - Ethics: 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
TX - Ethics: 1.0 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
 
 

Whistle-Blower Claims: Avoiding the Courthouse

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Whistle-Blower Claims: Avoiding the Courthouse Details


Price:
$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
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 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
  Course Price:
$19.99
 


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