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

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Connecticut CLE Courses

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part V

Price: $19.99

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.

Credits:

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, NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, SC - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

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 Presenter(s):

  • David Graulich, Esq.
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Aliant Law - Economic Crime Conference

Price: $29.99

This program features an expert panel of attorneys from across the world who discuss global trends in sanctions and Asset Recovery, particularly in relation to the Ukraine-Russia war. This second Aliant Law International Economic Crime Conference provides valuable information for attorneys who represent U.S. businesses impacted by sanctions on Russia, both here and globally. Attorneys from the UK, Italy, India, and France identify which countries have, or have not been affected, in various sectors, such as the financial sector, shipping, aviation and energy. Remedies or compliance measures, such as asset-recovery (seizure of ships/aviation), anti-money laundering statutes in numerous countries. and whistle-blower remedies are examined. The panelists also discuss immigration and human rights issues and specific remedies implemented (or not) in many countries. This program is of great value for lawyers who value the expertise of colleagues from other countries and how they asses the relative impacts of this conflict on the global legal landscape for businesses and other clients across the globe and in the U.S., and recommendations they have on how to best provide protective legal measures for their clients.

Credits:

AK - Voluntary: 2.0 Credits, AL - On-Demand: 2.0 Credits, AZ - General: 2.0 Credits, CA - General: 2.0 Credits, CT - General: 2.0 Credits, FL - General: 2.5 Credits, IL - General: 2.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 2.0 Credits, KY - General: 2.0 Credits, MO - Self Study: 2.0 Credits, NC - General: 2.0 Credits, ND - Self Study: 2.0 Credits, NH - General: 2.0 Credits, NJ - General: 2.4 Credits, NV - General: 2.0 Credits, NY - General: 2.5 Credits, OH - Self Study: 2.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 2.5 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 2.0 Credits, TN - General: 2.0 Credits, TX - General: 2.0 Credits, UT - Self Study: 2.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

Russian Sanctions
  • The Present
  • Current Magnitude
  • Effect on Biz Sector
  • Energy Impacts
  • Energy Sector
  • Financial Sector
  • Export Controls
  • Aviation
  • Block, Freeze, Seize
  • How to Respond
Sanctions and Precautionary Measures Within 231 Compliance Programs in Italy
  • L.D. n. 231/2001
  • Sanctions
  • Precautionary Measures
  • Warning
  • Conclusion
The new scheme for extradition with EU member states
  • Statutory Details
  • 2 Categories of Requesting States
  • Extradition Process for Category 1 Territories
  • Category 2 Territories
  • Category 2 Territories - Type B
  • Extradition Process for Category 2 Territories
  • Extradition Hearing
  • Secretary of State's Decision
  • Bars to Extradition
  • The Transitional Period
  • No Supervisory Jurisdiction by CJEU
  • End of Dual Criminality Assumptions?
  • Extradition of Nationals
  • ECHR
Economic Crime Transparency and Enforcement Act 2002
  • Key Provisions
  • Registration of Overseas Entities
  • What Steps Does and Overseas Entity Need to Take?
  • What is a Registrable Beneficial Owner?
  • Requirements
  • Civil Asset Recovery - Unexplained Wealth Orders
  • Key Changes to the UWO
  • Unlawful Conduct

Course Presenter(s):

  • Jacob Stein, Esq
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And Then There is FRAUD

Price: $19.99

This course is an examination of FRAUD and an analysis of legal trends and legislative solutions intended to bring attention to today's legal practitioners, through real-world examples, of the dangers of swatting, deep fakes, crypto-currency, and other fraud on the internet and other routine transactions, to better protect their clients and improve quality of life.

Credits:

AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.25 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.27 Credits

Course Agenda:

Course Presenter(s):

  • Greg Woods, J.D.
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Attorney Civility and Professionalism

Price: $19.99

Why is this important? The adversarial process can be taken to extremes, to where it may become an internal aspect of a firm's culture. This obstructs the kind of cooperation that can ease and expedite workloads. It's also been shown to create a level of stress that is extremely unhealthy; including life-threatening issues. Furthermore, we've all heard the expression ?you catch more flies with honey,? and yet the singular adversarial approach works against this. We need to recognize that this approach is only one tool in the toolbox, and you have access to many more. In addition, adding these tools will positively impact your success, health, and income.

Credits:

CA - Civility: 1.0 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • I. The Problem - Working too hard for stable income.
  • II. The Solution - supercharging our negotiating skills.
  • III. Implementation
  • A. Mind Prep ? The Empty Cup (synopsis of the Koan)
  • 1. Tempo / Pace - The Cues.
  • 2. Primary Processing Center (fear, need, control)
  • 3. Thinking vs. Emotions in decision-making
  • IV. Summary
  • A. Adjusted Responses

Course Presenter(s):

  • Russell Jackman, Esq.
  • Ian Blei
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Coming to America and Staying: Immigration Law Basics

Price: $19.99

At the forefront of the news and a subject that is intensely controversial for both foreigners and citizens is the topic of Immigration laws in the United States. However, many people do not know the inner workings of the system or what the immigration laws of the United States really means for people trying to come in legally to the USA. This lecture will cover those basics and give the attendee the status of where we are today when it comes to the topic of Immigration.

Credits:

AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits, AL - On-Demand: 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, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.02 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • Immigration and Nationality Act
  • Family Based Immigration
  • Employment Based Immigration
  • Refugees and Asylum
  • Other forms of relief
  • US Citizenship
  • U-VISA
  • What happens if you don?t follow the rules?
  • Prosecutorial Discretion
  • The Future Of DACA
  • What is the current status of DACA?
  • Conclusions

Course Presenter(s):

  • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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Continued Progress in Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Price: $19.99

Steven A. Nielsen objectively addresses progress made and new challenges faced by the legal profession in the areas of diversity and inclusion. This program includes a through review of multiple newly published articles and surveys, discernable trends, and valuable resources available. Topics include bullying as a form of gender discrimination, and ageism and mental health as other forms of perceived bias. He includes information on new programs that provide loan counseling and cross-cultural competency in ABA accredited law schools, the Diverse Lawyers Trial Academy which aims to further "first chair" opportunities for women, the Community Fund for Black Bar applicants and the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence.

Mr. Nielsen reviews new data from the ABA on diversity and the need to promote minority associates. He notes a general cultural shift, such as in California where an ethnic studies course is required to graduate high school. He also discusses efforts by large law firms to now allow numerous hours per year of pre-approved Diversity and Inclusion work to count toward billable hours and bonuses and suggests a number of courses of action to improve discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion issues in law firms.

Credits:

AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - Elimination of Bias: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - General: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.1 Credits, KY - General: 1.25 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.25 Credits, NJ - Diversity Inclusion Elimination of Bias: 1.2 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.07 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, UT - Civility: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • Diversity and Inclusion, and now Equity - Have we seen progress?
  • Can C-suite diversity officers really make a difference?
  • SEC Approves Nasdaq Listing Rules Regarding Board Diversity
  • LinkedIn debuts Top Voices in Racial Equity
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Loan counseling and cross-cultural competency programing
  • What does the past literature tell us?
  • What does the current literature tell us?
  • A Summary of the Current Trends
  • Is Mental Health a Point of Diversity?
  • Bias - A Proposed Big Picture View
  • A Proposed Big Picture Approach
  • Group Bias
  • Discriminating
  • How do we reduce bias?
  • Bias in Action

Course Presenter(s):

  • Steven A Nielsen
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Cryptocurrency - New Age Money or Scam

Price: $19.99

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.

Credits:

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, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, SC - General: 1.06 Credits

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 Presenter(s):

  • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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Cyber Security Concerns and Solutions for the Law Office

Price: $19.99

The increases computer usage since the onset of the Pandemic plus new challenges created by new technologies has created significant threats towards attorneys and their clients. This program helps attorneys meet their ethical ABA model rule 1.1 requirements while getting vital information to help them safeguard their practice and their clients.

Credits:

AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits, AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits, AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - Cybersecurity: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

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  • ABA Rule 1.1: Competence
  • Costs of Cyber Attacks
  • Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats
  • Social Engineering
  • Third-Party Exposure
  • Configuration Mistakes
  • Poor Cyber Hygiene
  • Cloud Vulnerabilities
  • Mobile Device Vulnerabilities
  • Internet of Things
  • Ransomware
  • Poor Data Management
  • Inadequate Post-Attack Procedures
  • What can be done? Cyber Attack Incident Check List

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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    Demystifying Computers for Attorneys

    Price: $19.99

    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

    Credits:

    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits, AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits, AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NJ - General: 1.3 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, SC - General: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    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 Presenter(s):

    • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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    Demystifying Cyber Security

    Price: $19.99

    This program helps attorneys understand the ethical issues which surround cyber security, including protection of client data and advice lawyers should provide businesses and other clients. Mr. Jackman provides real-world examples of the issues raised in the ABA Rules and Opinions, and offers helpful guidance on how lawyers can best understand cyber security, how they can best comply with their ethical obligation to protect client information and to act promptly to stop any breach and mitigate damage resulting from the breach.

    As he digs into the subject of cyber security, Mr. Jackman offers an overview of the actors involved with cyber security threats, the scope of the problem and the types of threats prevalent, (hacking, phishing, ransomware), and the risks to capital, property, business continuity, costs of response, damage to brand name, reputation and customer confidence. He discusses the tensions between privacy and security, reviews recent cyber attacks and analyzes data breaches by types of attacks and the relevant federal regulations. Of interest is a sample security questionnaire which can be utilized to evaluate vulnerabilities and create a breach response action plan with suggested solutions for easy and affordable ways to materially help protect against cyber threats.

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, MO - Self Study: 1.2 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NY - Cybersecurity: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • What is Cyber Security?
    • How did we get here
    • What are the types of current threats? How big is the risk really?
    • Who are the targets?
    • Where is this leading us?
    • What can I do to protect myself and my business?

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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    Digital Millennium Copyright Act

    Price: $19.99

    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.

    Credits:

    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, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, SC - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

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

        Course Presenter(s):

        • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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    Economic Analysis in Employment Matters

    Price: $19.99

    Dr. Jouganatos discusses the appropriate benefits to include in loss calculations, the discount rate, wage growth rate, earnings basis, present value calculations, mitigation issues including inferior employment, and hearsay problems as well as adverse tax consequences of a lump-sum award or settlement. Methods of computing loss of benefits and pensions, are discussed, among other issues. He also discusses his approach when undertaking cases. Through this course, attorneys will have a greater understanding of the elements of economic analysis in employment matters.

    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, NY - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Compensatory Damages
    • Loss of earnings (all forms of compensation) past and future Benefits, including pension.
    • No loss of Social Security possible
    • The Calculations
    • Historic Loss ('back pay')
    • Present Value of Future Loss ('front pay')
    • The Main Components
    • Worklife
    • Discount Rate
    • Net discount rate
    • Tax issue
    • Wage growth rate
    • Inflation rate
    • Salary or compensation basis
    • Other Issues
    • Pension
    • Health Benefits
    • Social Security
    • Unused vacation
    • Mitigation of loss
    • Taxes
    • Punitive Damages
    • Economic analysis only in assessing defendant's financial condition
    • Credit Score Damage

    Course Presenter(s):

    • George Jouganatos
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    Employment Law Facts Every Virginia Attorney Should Know

    Price: $19.99

    Several new laws went into effect in 2020 that shifted Virginia from a from a pro-employer state to a decidedly pro-employee state. The new laws create a much greater risk of liability for employers. This course is designed to get attorneys up to date with this new regulatory landscape and discusses both civil and criminal liabilities that employers may face. Topics include independent contracting, liabilities for unpaid wages, discrimination liabilities, the pros and cons of arbitration, pregnant employee rights and numerous other important legal issues.

    Credits:

    CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - General: 1.0 Credits, IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.05 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Its not the Old Dominion Anymore
    • Independent Contractors Should be a Rarity
    • Employees Can Sue for Unpaid Wages
    • Companies may be liable for their sub?s unpaid wages
    • Discrimination claims will be more common and more difficult to defend
    • Arbitration agreements can protect a business
    • Companies should implement best practices to reduce discrimination claims
    • Minimum wage has gone and may go up more
    • Employers must post/distribute pregnancy discrimination/accommodation notices
    • Non competes are banned for some employees
    • Project Labor Agreements
    • Companies will defer payroll tax withholdings at their own risk
    • Employers must provide FFCRA paid leave
    • New whistleblower protections
    • Employees can discuss wages
    • Employers should not ask about simple possession of marijuana
    • Layoffs, Furloughs and Terminations

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Anne G. Bibeau, Esq
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    Ethical Considerations During Mediation and Arbitration

    Price: $19.99

    In this course we will look at the ethical considerations that should be followed during the mediation and arbitration processes. First, we will review both mediation and arbitration at a high level and investigate what roles they play in the alternative dispute resolution process. We will then look at the ethical frameworks that have been developed by the American Bar Association for mediation and arbitration. We will finish the course by exploring real world scenarios of these principles in action by investigating specific cases where these issues arose.

    Credits:

    AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, CA - Ethics: 1.5 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.5 Credits, FL - Ethics: 1.5 Credits, IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.25 Credits, IN - Ethics: 1.4 Credits, KY - Ethics: 1.5 Credits, ND - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NH - Ethics: 1.25 Credits, NJ - Ethics: 1.6 Credits, NV - Ethics: 1.5 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.5 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.25 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.37 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.5 Credits, UT - Ethics: 1.5 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Introduction
    • Mediation Overview
    • Arbitration Overview
    • ABA Rules of Professional Responsibility
    • ABA Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators
    • ABA Arbitration Code of Ethics
    • Case Law

    Course Presenter(s):

    • David Graulich, Esq.
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    Ethical Considerations for the In-house Counsel

    Price: $19.99

    In this course we will look at the ethical issues that are particularly relevant to an organization?s in-house counsel. After a brief overview of what makes the situation of an in-house counsel unique, we will explore specific ABA rules of professional responsibility and look at example cases that illuminate the issues in-house counsels may face. Areas covered are: Confidentiality of Information, Conflict of Interest: Current Clients, Current Clients: Specific Rules, Organization as Client and Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law.

    Credits:

    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, IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.08 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, VA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • ABA Rules of Professional Responsibility
    • Confidentiality of Information
    • Conflict of Interest: Current Clients
    • Current Clients: Specific Rules
    • Organization as Client
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Joe Schofield
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    Ethical Considerations when Marketing and Advertising Legal Services

    Price: $19.99

    In this course we will look at the ethical considerations that should be followed when lawyers engage in marketing and advertising. First, we examine the history and context of marketing and advertising by attorneys. Next, we look at the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and determine which rules are most relevant to attorney marketing and advertising. Lastly, we explore real world scenarios of these principles in action by investigating specific cases where these issues arose.

    Credits:

    AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, AL - 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, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, MO - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NH - Ethics: 1.0 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, TN - Dual: 1.05 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, VA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Overview of Marketing
    • ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
    • Communications Concerning a Lawyer?s Services
    • Communications Concerning a Lawyer?s Services: Specific Rules
    • Solicitation of Clients
    • Case Law

    Course Presenter(s):

    • David Graulich, Esq.
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    Ethical Considerations when Screening and Selecting New Clients

    Price: $19.99

    One of the most important yet overlooked issues in practicing law are the ethical considerations when screening and selecting new clients. If you work in a large law firm with a dedicated research department or work for a small law firm, it is important to understand the rules and nuances of new client ethics. In this course we look at what the ethical framework is that underlies these principles. We first look at conflicts of interests. Next, we examine meritorious claims and contentions. We then look at the various issues involved into going into business with or investing in a client. We examine the related concepts of competence and capacity and then lastly review the importance of not overselling a case with a potential client.

    Credits:

    AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.25 Credits, CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, GA - Ethics: 1.5 Credits, IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.25 Credits, IN - Ethics: 1.2 Credits, NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, NH - Ethics: 1.25 Credits, NJ - Ethics: 1.5 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.25 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.23 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Overview
    • Ethical Framework
    • Conflict of Interests
    • Meritorious Claims & Contentions
    • Going into Business With a Client
    • Competence
    • Capacity
    • Do Not ?Oversell? a Case

    Course Presenter(s):

    • David Graulich, Esq.
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    Ethical Issues During the Discovery Process

    Price: $19.99

    In this course we will look at the ethics of the discovery process as it pertains to Interrogatories and Document Production. First we will review what the discovery process entails and how it fits into the overall litigation picture. We will next look at the relationship between the courts and the discovery process. Next, we will look at the ABA rules and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure which are the sources of rules regarding the discovery process. We will then look in detail at various cited cases that resolved around these discovery process rules. Lastly we will look at a taxonomy of discovery abusers and investigate some practical considerations for litigators.

    Credits:

    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, IN - Ethics: 1.1 Credits, ND - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NJ - Ethics: 1.4 Credits, NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.17 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • What is the discovery process?
    • The Courts and Discovery
    • ABA Rules of Professional Responsibility
    • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    • Case Law
    • Taxonomy of Discovery Abusers
    • Practical Considerations

    Course Presenter(s):

    • David Graulich, Esq.
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    Ethical Issues for Trust, Estate & Probate Attorneys Under the California End of Life Option Act

    Price: $19.99

    The California End of Life Option Act ("EOLOA" or "the Act"), operative since June 9, 2016, impacts estate, trust, and probate practice in a variety of ways. This article explains the Act's eligibility and procedural criteria and shows how potential EOLOA fact patterns can implicate certain ethical rules of professional responsibility. Specifically, this article focuses on the interaction between the EOLOA and some of the updated Rules of Professional Conduct, effective since November 1, 2018.

    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, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    EOLOA Eligibility Criteria & Procedures
    • California's End of Life Option Act (EOLOA)
    • Summary of Eligibility Criteria
    Health & Safety Code Sec. 443.2
    • Key Terms
    • Qualified Individual
    • Capacity to Make Medical Decisions
    • Informed Decision
    • Terminal Disease
    • Self-Administer
    • Summary of Process: Patient Perspective
    Health & Safety Code Sections 443.3, 443.5-443.7
    • Requirements for Patient's Written Request
    • Who Can be a Witness?
    • Summary of Process: Physician Perspective
    • EOLOA: Estate Planning
    • Donative Transfers Presumed Invalid
    • Care Custodian
    • Health & Social Services
    • Dependent Adult (Senior)
    • Dependent Adult (Non-Senior)
    • EOLOA & Care Custodian
    • Care Custodian as Heir?
    • EOLOA: Safe Harbor
    • EOLOA: Criminal Conduct
    EOLOA & Cal. Rules of Professional Responsibility
    • Ethical Issue #1: Diligence (as of November 10, 2018)
    • Fact Pattern: Diligence
    • Ethical Analysis
    • Ethical Issue #2: Confidential Information of a Client (as of November 10, 2018)
    • Fact Pattern: Permissive Disclosure of Client Information
    • Ethical Analysis
    • Ethical Issue #3: Conflict of Interest - Current Clients (as of November 10, 2018)
    • Directly Adverse
    • Significant Risk? Materially Limit
    • Financial, Family, or Intimate Relationships
    • Fact Pattern: Avoiding the Representation of Adverse Interests
    • Ethical Analysis

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Ariana Perfecto
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    Ethical Issues When Taking or Defending Depositions

    Price: $19.99

    In this course we will look at the ethics of the taking and defending depositions. First, we will review what the deposition process entails and how it fits into the overall litigation picture. We will next look at common unethical behaviors during depositions and investigate the breadth of the problem. Next, we will look at the ABA rules which are the sources of rules regarding the discovery process. We will then look in detail at various cited cases that illustrate unethical behavior during depositions. Lastly, we will look some practical considerations for litigators in dealing with ethical abusers during depositions and also ways to look at our own behavior.

    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, IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, ND - 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, TN - Dual: 1.07 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Depositions Overview
    • Unethical Behavior During Depositions
    • ABA Rules of Professional Conduct
    • Case Law
    • Practical Considerations

    Course Presenter(s):

    • David Graulich, Esq.
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    Ethics and the Court of Public Opinion

    Price: $19.99

    Calculated to increase awareness of significant issues impacting the integrity of the legal profession and public trust, the course examines high profile examples of wrongful behavior and traditional notions of moral character. From select sections of the Model Rules of Conduct and terms and concepts from the ethical tradition, it is an informed analysis of questionable decision making under difficult circumstances requiring practitioners to employ the highest standards of care, to preserve the rights and remedies of those they serve and promote the credibility of the justice system.

    Credits:

    AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, AL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits, PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.13 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, VA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    Attorneys will benefit from the examination of the Model Rules of Conduct, increase awareness of issues and trends involving professional responsibility, and visit the harmful impact questionable behavior has on the public trust. To better deliver the constitutional imperative and improve their advocacy for the rights and remedies of those they serve, the result delivers a prescription for credibility of the judicial process and integrity of the justice system for practitioners in the United States. The overall value aspires to preserve civil rights, promote dignity of the profession, increase public trust, and improve quality of life.

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Greg Woods, J.D.
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    Free Expression and Social Media

    Price: $19.99

    More than ever we are seeing current events that are drawing conflicts between the First Amendment and Social Media-- should Social Media be regulated? If so, should it be done by the company or by the government? And how much regulation is too much? These and many more questions will be investigated by this seminar.

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 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: 1.11 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • The Core of Free Speech: The First Amendment
    • What Is Social Media?
    • The Social Media Phenomenon
    • Social Media is more than just chatting
    • COMMERCIAL SPEECH CAN BE REGULATED
    • Is Social Media = The New Town Square?
    • Facebook Censorship
    • Twitter Censorship
    • Trump vs Twitter
    • Trump vs Twitter: Executive Order
    • REAL LIFE FB CENSORSHIP
    • Which way do we go from here?
    • Questions to Ponder

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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    Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.

    Price: $29.99

    One of the most important copyright and fair use cases of our time has been Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. This case has worked its way through many levels of courts while examining two key concepts: Are Application Programming Interfaces copyrightable and if they are, is copying them fair use? This course looks at these two concepts in detail and provides arguments from Oracle's and Google's advocates on both key topics.

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 2.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.5 Credits, CT - General: 2.0 Credits, FL - General: 2.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.5 Credits, IL - General: 1.5 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.7 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.75 Credits, NC - General: 1.5 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.75 Credits, NJ - General: 2.1 Credits, NV - General: 1.5 Credits, NY - General: 2.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Background and Technical Context
    • Two important issues
    • Arguments that APIs are copyrightable
    • Arguments that APIs are not copyrightable
    • Fair Use Doctrine
    • Arguments that Android using the API was fair use
    • Arguments that Android using the API was not fair use

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Michael Carroll
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    How to Write an Effective Mediation Brief

    Price: $19.99

    In this course we will look at the effective strategies in writing a mediation brief. A mediation brief is an underappreciated tool in setting the right tone in a mediation that balances a forceful legal argument and a stance of conciliation. A mediation brief is also an important opportunity to educate the mediator that increased the change of both sides reaching an agreement.

    Credits:

    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits, AL - On-Demand: 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, KY - General: 1.0 Credits, MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.02 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Introduction
    • Share or not to share
    • Why share
    • Avoid repurposed legal documents
    • Summarize facts efficiently
    • Cite case law appropriately
    • Set the proper tone
    • Look to persuade not to put off
    • Imagining and addressing what the other side needs
    • Don?t overlook mediation history
    • What happens prior to mediation?
    • Address obstacles to settlement
    • Propose workable creative solutions

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Bruce Edwards
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    Implicit Bias and Bias Identification Strategies

    Price: $19.99

    Attorney Steven Nielsen focuses on bias-reduction strategies to address how unintended biases regarding race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics undermine confidence in the legal system. Among specific Implicit (or "Subconscious") Biases he addresses are "Heightism," and "Elitism." He discusses the impact these biases have on the legal profession and society writ large.

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - Implicit Bias: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Initial Discussion ? Biases
    • Definitions of Bias
    • Why does humanity face this challenge?
    • Advantages of being in a group
    • The Robber?s Cave Experiment
    • Types of Implicit or unconscious bias
    • Explicit Bias
    • Impact of Implicit, Explicit and Systemic Bias on the Legal System
    • Actionable steps licensees can take to recognize and address their own implicit biases
    • Height Discrimination ? Heightism
    • Elitism Bias
    • Ageism
    • Distinguished Surname Bias or, simply, Name Bias
    • Caste Bias
    • Financial Bias
    • The protected classes are just a start
    • Can we learn to withhold judgment ?

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Steven A Nielsen
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    Implicit Bias and Bias-Reduction Strategies

    Price: $19.99

    Having presented MCLE programs in the areas of "Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession" and "Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" for over a decade, attorney Steven A. Nielsen has witnessed the importance of these issue grow, along with the statistical data and measurement of progress. In this presentation, Mr. Neilsen focuses on "Implicit Bias," and the promotion of bias-reducing strategies to address how unintended biases regarding race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics undermine confidence in the legal system. Among specific Implicit (or "Subconscious") Biases which he addresses are "Ageism," and "The Halo Effect." He discusses the impact these biases have on the legal profession and society writ large, on individual lawyers and their practices, and scenarios in which they can impact the courtroom and the law firm workplace.

    Credits:

    AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits, AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - Implicit Bias: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Professionalism: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NJ - Diversity Inclusion Elimination of Bias: 1.3 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.08 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Steven A Nielsen
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    IT 4 the JD - Update

    Price: $19.99

    This program offers to the legal professional a treasure trove of Information Technology tips, tricks and advice on how to upgrade your law office, legal department or legal assistant practice and get the most out of your (limited) technology budget!

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - Cybersecurity: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Is It Time to Upgrade?
    • Windows 10: Does upgrading make sense?
    • Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant
    • What are the costs?
    • What should I upgrade? What should I keep in place?
    • Backups
    • Cloud
    • Cloud Services
    • ANTIVIRUS/FIREWALLS
    • Security Tips
    • Examples of "Fake Antivirus" or "PC tool Ransomware"
    • Case Management Systems
    • TRENDS AND FADS

      Course Presenter(s):

      • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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    Lawyers & The Opioid Crisis

    Price: $19.99

    In this important lecture, Russell Jackman, Esq. talks about identifying the largest drug crisis of modern times: Opioid Addiction. He talks about identifying it, the problems involved, possible solutions and his own personal experience dealing with Opioids when he was injured significantly in 2016 and in 2020.

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - Prevention and Detection Competence: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Substance Abuse: 1.0 Credits, IL - Mental Health - Substance Abuse : 1.0 Credits, NC - Substance Abuse / Mental Health: 1.0 Credits, NV - Substance Abuse: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, SC - Substance Abuse: 1.05 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • The Opioid Crisis: How Prevalent is it?
    • What are Opioids?
    • The most commonly used opioids
    • Common Opioid Risks
    • Opioid Side Effects
    • 2016 ABA Survey
    • Profession drives depression
    • Driving Factors to use Opioids
    • Help Available for Attorneys
    • "The Other Bar" - otherbar.org
    • Other Bar "self test"
    • My Own Experience
    • Opioid Treatment Alternatives

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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    Music Copyright: the 2x6 Workshop

    Price: $29.99

    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.

    Credits:

    AK - Voluntary: 2.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.5 Credits, CT - General: 1.5 Credits, FL - General: 2.0 Credits, ME - Self Study: 1.66 Credits, MO - Self Study: 2.0 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.5 Credits, NY - General: 2.0 Credits, SC - General: 1.68 Credits

    Course Agenda:

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

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Mark A. Pearson
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    Neurobiology, Mindfulness and Mental Health in the Practice of Law

    Price: $19.99

    Practicing attorneys tend to suffer from mental health symptoms and disorders at a higher rate than society at large. The pressures and dynamics of this profession can be and often are intense. In this course we look at mindfulness practice as a proven solution to deal with these challenges. We look at mental health and mindfulness through the lens of their underlying neurological correlates and explore how mindfulness is an evidenced-based solution. We close the course with practical considerations in applying mindfulness principles to law practice.

    Credits:

    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits, AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits, AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - Wellness Competence: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Mental Illness: 1.0 Credits, IL - Mental Health - Substance Abuse : 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NV - Substance Abuse: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • The Extent of Mental Health Issues in the Practice of Law
    • How To define Mental Health
    • The Core Neurological Basis of Depression and Anxiety
    • Is there a Solution?
    • How Mindfulness Works
    • Bringing Mindfulness into the Practice of Law

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Berry Crawford
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    NLRB Update

    Price: $19.99

    Labor law is currently in the news. High profile campaigns and issues involving many businesses we frequent are in the public eye. Because labor law has a broader scope and greater impact than many practitioners may realize, this program will address recent developments at the National Labor Relations Board on a variety of issues. The focus will be on several areas, including case rulings, expanding remedies for unlawful conduct, hot topic issues, as well as potential change to come through legislation, policy, and regulations. Even if you do not regularly practice before the National Labor Relations Board, this program provides insight on issues on NLRB's agenda which touch upon areas practitioners may have considered to be exclusively regulated by state or federal employment law.

    Credits:

    AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits, AL - On-Demand: 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, 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, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

      Areas of Development
    • Case rulings
    • Remedies
    • Regulations
    • Legislation
      Cases
    • American Steel (372 NLRB No. 23)
    • ArrMaz Products (372 NLRB No. 12)
    • Bexar Performing Arts Center (372 NLRB No. 28)
    • Grill Concepts (372 NLRB No. 30)
    • McLaren Macomb (372 NLRB No. 58)
    • RAV Truck (372 NLRB No. 25)
    • Sunbelt Rentals (372 NLRB No. 24)
    • T-Mobile (371 NLRB No. 163)
    • Tesla (371 NLRB No. 131)
    • Thryv, Inc. (372 NLRB No. 22)
    • Troutbrook Company (372 NLRB No. 26)
    • Valley Hospital (371 NLRB No. 160)
    • AFL-CIO v. NLRB
    • NLRB v. Aakash
      Pending Cases of Interest
    • Stericycle - NLRB Case 4-CA-137660 on employee handbooks and workplace rules
    • The Atlanta Opera - NLRB Case 10-RC-276292 on employee versus independent contractor status
    • Amazon.com Services LLC - NLRB Case 29- CA-292392 on employer holding mandatory "captive audience" meetings
    • Black Lives Matter cases
    • Starbucks and injunction
    • Amazon elections and charges
    • And more
    • Remedies
    • Regulations
    • Legislation
    • Policy Efforts
    • Landscape and Conclusion

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Thomas A. Lenz
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    NLRB-Labor Law Update

    Price: $19.99

    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.

    Credits:

    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, MO - Self Study: 1.3 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, SC - General: 1.11 Credits

    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 Presenter(s):

    • Thomas A. Lenz
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    Online Civility and Attorneys

    Price: $19.99

    This course talks about the growing need for civility training and awareness regarding maintaining civility, especially with today's modern online environment. Special attention is paid to the 2Civility program by Illinois and real life examples of civility experiences with an interview of a mediation attorney, Joann Babiak.

    Credits:

    AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, FL - Professionalism: 1.0 Credits, IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Lawyers Image
    • Lack of Civility = National Problem
    • How Prevalent is it?
    • Illinois Example of Civility in Practice
    • California Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism
    • Civility in the Practice of Law
    • Ways to Maintain Civility
    • Advice from Joann Babiak, mediator
    • SECTION 17 PRIVACY
    • Why is online civility different?
    • The Negative Results of Online Harassment
    • Advice
    • ATTORNEY?S PLEDGE

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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    Patent Law Basics

    Price: $19.99

    This course is designed to provide information for all attorneys with a general interest in Patent Law as well as those with clients who may have an idea with patent implications which they might like to explore. Although many areas of Patent Law do not often change, with advances in technology, medicine and other areas, along with general updates in rules and regulations specific to Patent Law Practice, this program addresses developments in those areas. Patent Law is a dynamic practice area and Mr. Nielsen's program discusses basic issues and concepts in an easy to understand and enjoyable fashion

    Credits:

    AL - On-Demand: 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, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, KY - General: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NJ - General: 1.2 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.03 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    Goals of This Presentation Understand: 1. What is a patent? 2. What might be patentable in 2021? 3. Important deadlines 4. What patent work you may perform? 5. What patent work (or patent punishment) is reserved for registered patent attorneys?

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Steven A Nielsen
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    PowerPoint for the Courtroom and Beyond

    Price: $19.99

    Whether being used as a mediation/negotiation tool or for opening/closing statements in court, PowerPoint has many features and strategies that allow attorneys to create a better impression for their cases, when used in the correct fashion. This course not only talks about features that can be used to help attorneys win cases but also strategies that make these features more effective on a specifically legal-based audience such as a jury in court.

    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, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Why PowerPoint?
    • How Does PowerPoint Work?
    • Visuals
    • Templates
    • Techniques
    • General PowerPoint Strategies
    • Start Digital to Stay Digital
    • Backgrounds/Watermarks
    • Highlighting Documents
    • TIMELINES
    • Organizational Charts
    • Google Maps/Street View
    • Projector tips: 2500 lumens or better
    • Export/Save as Video/Package for CD
    • Work Collaboratively/Cloud?
    • Rehearse, Rehearse & Rehearse (and have a backup plan!!!)

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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    Progress in Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

    Price: $19.99

    The 2020 Model Diversity Survey Report, released by the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, is the first ABA report on diversity, equity and inclusion in law firm practice, according to an ABA press release. The survey is based on three years of data. In short, the Report states that while more minorities are getting hired as associates, law firm leadership is mostly white and male because of a diversity ?bottleneck? and higher rates of minority attrition.

    In this program, attorney Steven A. Nielsen reflects upon what the Report means in terms of the lack of the progress it describes. The focus of this presentation, however, is to provide a long-range perspective on this important subject and to highlight progress which the profession has made. He offers information on new, innovative programs which have been developed to address the inequities outlined in the ABA report and in society at large, and concrete steps which can help Diversity and Inclusion issues to be successfully addressed in the law office environment. Mr. Neilsen's candid assessment of the data, coupled with a review of how new Diversity and Inclusion programs and educational awareness have helped the profession make progress, makes for an informative and stimulating presentation.

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - Elimination of Bias: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - General: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • A Newer CLE Requirement Have we seen progress?
    • Innovative Ideas in Diversity
    • The Community Fund for Black Bar Applicants
    • The AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence
    • What Does The Past Literature Tell Us?
    • The Past Literature: Pressure for Law School Ranking Hurts Women
    • The Current Thinking
    • In Past Studies: Both Law and Medicine have Diversity Problems
    • What Does the Current Literature Tell Us?
    • A Summary of the Current Trends
    • Coca-Cola and Cisco
    • A Big Picture View
    • Is Mental Health a Point of Diversity?
    • ?Belongingness?
    • The Do?s of Discussing Diversity
    • The Don?ts of Discussing Diversity
    • Covering the Bases of D and I
    • New York - Has a Diversity and Inclusion Office (D&I)
    • A Broader Definition of Diversity
    • Illinois
    • Mentoring and Networking Seem to be an Answer
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Is Our Definition of ?Reaching the Top? to be Reconsidered?
    • Is Running a Solo or Small Firm Considered Success?
    • Bias - A Proposed Big Picture View
    • What is Bias?
    • Mechanical Bias
    • Group Bias
    • Discriminating
    • Do We Learn Hate?
    • How Did We Evolve?
    • Advantages of Being in a Group
    • Group Study Data
    • The Robber?s Cave Experiment
    • Is Group Theory Supported by Current Events?
    • Groups or Traits to Consider in the reduction of Bias in the Legal Profession
    • The Protected Classes are Just a Start
    • Perhaps Broad Definitions of ?Diversity? are Helpful in Defining the Scope of Our Anti-Bias Efforts
    • Still Allowed to Judge or Discern, but Judge with Knowledge of the Individual
    • How do we Reduce Bias?
    • How do we Make Everyone Feel Equal?
    • The Judge and the Fishing Story
    • The Skilled Mediator Example
    • Bias in Action
    • Can we Learn to Withhold Judgment?
    • Question Everything

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Steven A Nielsen
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    Reinvigorating the Lawsuit

    Price: $19.99

    Thomas Moukawsher, an experienced federal litigator and retired Connecticut complex litigation judge, shares lessons from his 40 years of trying cases in courts across the country. The lessons are based on Judge Moukawsher's 2023 book, The Common Flaw, Needless Complexity in the Courts and 50 Ways to Reduce It. The course confronts litigation flaws with practical solutions, beginning with the filing of the complaint and running through appeals court strategies and briefing.

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, KY - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.22 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • The best complaints are comprehensible rather than needlessly comprehensive.
    • Why summary judgment is the best pre-trial motion.
    • Prepare to present your case, not needless motions in limine.
    • Use trial admissions to focus the trial on the dispute, not the undisputed.
    • Eliminate needless exhibits. They smother the important ones.
    • Don't waste money on needless expert testimony.
    • Propose a time clock.
    • Make a point, not a muddle with prior testimony.
    • Cross examine crisply, crushingly or not at all.
    • Humanize overstuffed, bewildering jury charges and interrogatories.
    • Substitute longer closing arguments for post-trial briefs.
    • Make your brief writing literary, not technical.
    • Choose appellate issues on quality rather than quantity.
    • Rethink the billable hour.

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Thomas G. Moukawsher
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    Security and Confidentiality for Providing Legal Services Remotely

    Price: $19.99

    For lawyers, securing client information is of paramount importance and there can be severe risks that come from not doing so. However, most law firms are not adequately prepared in terms of cybersecurity because they do not invest in the tools necessary to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, client data. Failure to do so can be devastating for any law firm and the shift to working remotely due to COVID-19 has exacerbated the probability of these problems occurring. This program aims to elucidate the importance of cybersecurity for attorneys who are providing legal services from home and how to protect that legal data from potential cyberattacks.

    Credits:

    AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits, AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, NC - Technology Training: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NJ - General: 1.2 Credits, NY - Cybersecurity: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Why Cybersecurity?
    • Lawyer's Reasons for Cybersecurity
    • Model Rules of Professional Conduct
    • ABA Formal Opinion 477
    • Lawyers? Legal Obligations
    • Client Business Areas
    • Top Security Risks for Law Firms
    • Internal vs. External Risk
    • Cybersecurity Preparedness in Law Firms
    • How to Eliminate High Cyber Risk Vector
    • Cybersecurity Safeguards
    • Cybersecurity Habits
    • Vendor Review - ABA Formal Opinion 08-451
    • Secure Data
    • Use Passwords Intelligently
    • Make it Hard to Unlock with 2FA
    • Use Secure Communication Channels
    • Backups
    • How to Recover from a Cyber Incident
    • ABA Formal Opinion 483
    • Cybersecurity Insurance
    • Virtual-lawyering Risks
    • CLSMF Experience
    • Initial Considerations for Success
    • What Helps
    • Control #1: Inventory & Control Hardware Assets
    • Control #2: Inventory & Control Software Assets
    • Top Threats in 2020
    • Top Mitigations to Implement in 2020

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Joshua Lenon
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    Succession Planning and the Practice of Law

    Price: $19.99

    What are a lawyer?s ethical obligations to engage in succession planning? NOTE: While this program primarily uses California Rules and developments to illustrate the issues involved in this important area, the guidance and ethical examples provided are relevant to attorneys in every state, and comparable Opinions and Statutes are found in nearly every jurisdiction.

    This discussion-format talk with Russell Jackman, Esq. and Don McCrae, Owner of Your Business Legacy, a specialist in helping attorneys close their practices, addresses the issues that are commonly dealt with by attorneys who may be considering closing their practices, retiring, or changing ownership to someone else. Don and Russ discuss strategies and ideas to deal with the challenges of closing up or migrating ownership of a law practice while still adhering to State Ethical Requirements.

    Credits:

    AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, KY - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • What is succession planning?
    • Why succession plan?
    • Ethical and Moral Responsibilities to Succession Plan
    • What are the Risks of NOT Succession Planning?
    • Who should succession plan?
    • When should I start succession planning?
    • Succession planning goals
    • The succession planning process
    • How do I know my successor will succeed when I?m gone?

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Russell Jackman, Esq.
    • Don McCrea, PhD
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    Taking Depositions in the New Virtual Era

    Price: $19.99

    The Coronavirus epidemic has been wildly disruptive to many aspects of our lives and professions and conduction depositions is no exception. Virtual depositions are now standard and routine and are likely to remain ubiquitous even once the epidemic has abated. In this course we look at depositions generally from an overview perspective and then examine both the advantages and disadvantages of virtual definitions. Some important case law examples are explored and then we conclude with some practical considerations when conducting virtual depositions.

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 1.25 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.25 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.3 Credits, KY - General: 1.25 Credits, NH - General: 1.25 Credits, NJ - General: 1.5 Credits, NV - General: 1.5 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.25 Credits, TN - General: 1.28 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • High Level Overview
    • Case Law
    • Virtual Deposition Mechanics
    • Advantages of Virtual Depositions
    • Disadvantages of Virtual Depositions
    • Practical Considerations of Virtual Depositions

    Course Presenter(s):

    • David Graulich, Esq.
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    Through the Smoke: Legal Trends and Gun Violence

    Price: $19.99

    We are experiencing an epidemic of gun violence in this country.

    The parents of a student killed in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stone-man Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, the deadliest high school shooting in United States history, set up and tricked a former president of the National Rifle Association into giving a high school graduation speech defending gun rights in front of 3,044 empty chairs, one chair for each student who couldn?t graduate because they were killed by gun violence.

    A political stunt? Perhaps, yet it effectively illustrates the severity of the problem. It further invites us to examine the legislative solutions we ap-ply to those societal problems that impact us most. We are living through a stress test exposing flaws inherent to our system of justice. (We look to the law to fix the flaws!)

    With our time together today, we will examine contemporary legal trends in regard to the 1) problem related to Gun Violence, and 2) Legislative solutions in response to those problems, 3) Impacting the rights and remedies of so many, 4) Conclude: Take Away Observations) re: Impact on Practitioners.

    Credits:

    AL - On-Demand: 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, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, KY - General: 1.0 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - 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, UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Legal trends regarding gun violence
    • The history of gun violence in the U.S.
    • The trajectory of gun legislation
    • Factors contributing to gun violence such as mental health, domes-tic violence, etc.

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Greg Woods, J.D.
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    Time to Say Goodbye: Ethical Considerations When Ending Client Relationship

    Price: $19.99

    An important yet overlooked issues in practicing law are the ethical considerations when ending formal relationships with clients. If you work in a large law firm such matters would hopefully be routine but small firms and private practice attorneys frequently make mistakes in this area. In this course we look at what the ethical framework is that underlies these principles. We then examine in detail the two types of withdrawals: optional and mandatory. Both case law and personal examples are explored to make these concepts concreate. We end the course by looking at different situations where formally ending a relationship is necessary and then explore some best practices.

    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, NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NJ - Ethics: 1.3 Credits, NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.06 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Overview
    • Types of Termination
    • Ethical Framework
    • Mandatory Withdrawal
    • Optional Withdrawal
    • Case Cites/Examples
    • Personal Examples
    • Best Practices
    • Other Situations

    Course Presenter(s):

    • David Graulich, Esq.
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    Update on NLRB Cases, Guidance and Rulemaking

    Price: $19.99

    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, ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NJ - General: 1.3 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.07 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Thomas A. Lenz
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    Use NDR and Compare Alternatives to Earn Your Clients Informed Consent

    Price: $19.99

    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 cases.

    The approach, Neutral Driven (Non-adversarial) Dispute Resolution provides attorneys with an alternative to litigation, arbitration or mediation for cases in which the amount at stake is less than the potential legal costs (attorney and court fees, time and stress) to resolve it.

    Based on his 35+ year career as a successful litigator, Rob uses real world examples to demonstrate the ethical reasons to consider NDR as well as the long-term value of incorporating this approach into your practice.

    The program includes background on NDR and how it differs from arbitration and media. Rob then describes NDR and give a hands-on demonstration an assessment you can use to determine value of using NDR for a particular case. It concludes with clear guidelines on when and how you can use Neutral Driven Dispute Resolution for long term wins with your clients.

    Rob?s entertaining style, innovative and ethical approach to addressing limited stakes (often called "dog cases") make this a must take session for all client-centric attorneys.

    Credits:

    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.17 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Why an innovative approach is needed for limited stakes cases
    • Growing gap in American Legal System - total cost of litigation
    • Assessing the total cost of litigation for your case
    • The Neutral Driven Dispute Resolution Process
    • How NDR delivers value to client and attorney
    • When and how to access NDR to win with your clients
    • Common Questions
    • Action Plan and Closing

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Rob Christopher
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    Water Law: Water Rights, Droughts, and a Flood of Legal Issues

    Price: $19.99

    This program covers an array of legal, regulatory and policy topics involving California water supplies and related environmental issues, all of which implicate federal, state and local laws and regulations. California often serves as a model utilized by other states for some of these matters, making this discussion helpful for understanding what occurs throughout California and beyond. The program identifies different types of water rights, regulatory overlays from all levels of government and distinctions between surface and groundwater rights and rules. Also discussed is navigating through drought and climate change conditions when water demands may be high but supplies low. The presenter offers ideas looking ahead to avoid or resolve water resource disputes.

    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, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, KY - General: 1.0 Credits, NC - General: 1.0 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NJ - General: 1.3 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.07 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Wes Miliband
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    Water Law: Water Rights, Droughts, and a Flood of Legal Issues Part II

    Price: $19.99

    After recent years in which records have been set for both rain and lack of precipitation, Environmental and Water Law expert Wes Miliband discusses issues which arise when both drought and climate change create conditions over which populations have little control. To help attorneys proactively recognize and address these issues so as to prevent both legal disputes and damage to people and property in the future, Mr. Miliband raises awareness of how, and where, such disputes may arise. He addresses the basic system of water rights, tribal, military and Federal rights, key cases, how local, state and federal water agencies work and long term creative solutions for an uncertain future, such as ocean winds, desalination and other sustainable techniques.

    Credits:

    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, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - 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, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.05 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Agenda:

    • Overview and Refresh from Part 1 (October 2021)
    • Describe the key drivers behind California?s water system;
    • Identify federal, state, and local agencies and their respective roles and responsibilities; and
    • Provide an overview of the State?s water rights and water conveyance systems.
    • Environmental laws affecting water supply allocation. Recent droughts, storm cycles and other current events impacting water supplies in California

    Course Presenter(s):

    • Wes Miliband