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MCLEZ provides online continuing legal education courses that have been individually pre-approved for online CLE credit by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency.

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part II

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part II Details


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$29.99

Course Description

04-19-2018 Recorded date

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AZ - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
CA - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
CT - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
FL - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
GA - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 2.25 Credits
IN - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
KS - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
KY - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
ME - Professional Responsibility: 2.46 Credits
NC - Professional Responsibility: 2.25 Credits
ND - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 3.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
OH - Attorney Conduct: 2.5 Credits
OK - Legal Ethics: 3.0 Credits
SC - Ethics: 2.46 Credits
TN - Dual: 2.47 Credits
TX - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
UT - Ethics: 2.0 Credits
VA - Ethics: 2.5 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$29.99
 
 

Advocacy, Ethics, and the Law for Librarians

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Advocacy, Ethics, and the Law for Librarians Details


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$19.99

Course Description

This course is an introduction to public advocacy and lobbying for librarians. As professionals, how can we make sure our voices are heard on issues of freedom, equity, truth, and justice? What is ethically required of us? Where are the legal (and political) danger zones? Presented by Rob Mead, Washington State Law Library.

Course Agenda

  • Advocacy by Librarians
  • Library ethical considerations in the light of the legal restrictions on lobbying and advocacy for public libraries.
  • Critical Intersection for Today
  • March 2017 Trump Administration Budget
  • What is Advocacy?
  • What is Lobbying?
  • Library Ethics - What should we do?
  • How do our values inform our professional advocacy?
  • Legal Restrictions on Library Advocacy
  • Hatch Act (1939 - Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities) - 5 U.S.C. 7321-7326
  • Federal Lobbying Prohibitions 31 U.S.C 1352

Course Credit per State


AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
AZ - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
GA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
ND - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.08 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.3 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
TN - Dual: 1.08 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

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  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Age Bias at Work: Why Our Laws are Ineffective and How to Improve Them

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Age Bias at Work: Why Our Laws are Ineffective and How to Improve Them Details


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$24.99

Course Description

There is a saying that everyone in America will ultimately be a target of age bias, as the passage of time doesn't discriminate. We all get old. However, as plaintiff's attorney David Graulich explains in this class, U.S. laws that were intended to protect employees and job applicants from age discrimination have become ineffectual and weak. Technological and demographic change have far outpaced the primary Federal law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which first became law in the 1960's. Today algorithms, micro-marketing and data mining can ferret out who is "old" without even requiring human interaction. As Graulich points out, a regrettable decision by the United States Supreme Court has also made it difficult for plaintiffs to win in a lawsuit predicated on age discrimination. Graulich lays out his recommendations for how to overhaul and strengthen our legal framework, so that civil actions grounded in age bias will once again be a genuine deterrent for employers who discriminate against older people.

Course Agenda

  • Management and Age Bias
  • ?Wall of Discrimination
  • ?Micro-Targeting?
  • How Employers See Persons Who Are Age 40+
  • How Recruiters See Persons Who are Age 40+
  • How Company Lawyers See Persons Who Are Age 40+
  • ?Bro Culture?
  • Gray Hair? How Awful!!!
  • ?Older female applicants??
  • ?Frozen? in Dead-End Jobs
  • Federal Legal Framework
  • What?s a BFOQ????
  • California Legal Framework
  • CACI 2570 ? Age Discrimination
  • Harsh Realities
  • Setback for Plaintiffs
  • Algorithms Crush the Law
  • Key California Decisions
  • Age Bias in Legal Industry
  • Support Professionals
  • REFORMS

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.5 Credits
AL - On-Demand: 1.5 Credits
AZ - General: 1.5 Credits
CA - General: 1.5 Credits
FL - General: 1.5 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
IL - General: 1.5 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.6 Credits
KS - General: 1.5 Credits
ME - Self Study: 1.55 Credits
NC - General: 1.5 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
NH - General: 1.55 Credits
NJ - General: 1.9 Credits
NY - General: 1.5 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 2.0 Credits
SC - General: 1.55 Credits
TN - General: 1.55 Credits
TX - General: 1.5 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.5 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

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$24.99
 
 

Asset Protection and Estate Planning Under the New Tax Act

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Asset Protection and Estate Planning Under the New Tax Act Details


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$19.99

Course Description

Jacob Stein and Michelle Lerman discuss the changes to asset protection and estate planning as a result of the new Tax Act. They will provide an overview of the current legal landscape before delving into how the changes will affect existing practices, potential pitfalls to avoid, and opportunities to take advantage of in the new tax era.

Jacob Stein will discuss asset protection under the new tax act. He will present a practical approach to protecting assets, applying real-life stories to theory. He will discuss strategies and solutions to protecting specific assets like residences, retirement plans, real estate investments and businesses. He will also touch on more sophisticated strategies such as Advanced trust and Offshore structures.

Michelle Lerman will lead the discussion on estate planning under the new tax act. She will provide an overview on choosing the right estate plan, taking advantage of the transfer tax law, using irrevocable trusts to protect assets and much more.

Course Agenda

  • Threshold Questions
  • Debt Collection
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Planning in Context of Marriage
  • Entity Planning
  • Choice of Entity
  • Planning with Trusts
  • Foreign Trusts
  • Retirement Plans
  • Comprehensive Example
  • New Tax Act
  • Planning Under the New Tax Law

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
KY - General: 1.0 Credits
ND - Self Study: 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
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Jacob Stein, Esq

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

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

He is the author of numerous books, scholarly articles and technical manuals including his most recent article, Pre-Immigration Taxation, published in the January 2016 edition of EB-5 Investors Magazine Volume 3, Issue 3;

His other works include his book: A Lawyer?s Guide to Asset Protection Planning in California, Second Edition, published in April of 2016, which is the only legal treatise on asset protection specific to California, and International Joint Ventures ? A Concise Guide for Attorneys & Business Owners, published in 2014.

Mr. Stein is a frequent lecturer to various attorneys, CPA and other professional groups, teaching over 100 seminars per year. His presentation topics include: Tax Planning for Cross-Border Joint Ventures, A Foreigner?s Guide to Investing in U.S. Real Estate, Creative Planning with Controlled Foreign Corporations, Advanced Asset Protection Planning, Choice of Entity Planning, Estate Tax Planning and various courses on trust law.

He is an instructor with the California CPA Education Foundation, National Business Institute, Thomson Reuters, the Rossdale Group and Lorman Education Services where he teaches courses on advanced tax planning, structuring international business transactions, asset protection and trust law. He is an adjunct professor of taxation at the CSU, Northridge Graduate Tax Program.

Michelle Lerman
Michelle Lerman is an Estate Planning Attorney who is passionate about helping people reach their estate planning goals. She is a Superlawyer and certified specialist; an author who recently published the 2nd Edition of her book "Create Your Best Legacy; a featured commentator on radio and television, and a sought-after professional speaker.
  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

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

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


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$19.99

Course Description

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

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

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
AL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
AZ - Ethics: 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
KY - General: 1.0 Credits
NC - Professional Responsibility: 0.75 Credits
ND - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 0.95 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.1 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
SC - Ethics: 0.95 Credits
TN - Dual: 0.95 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

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

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

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


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$24.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.5 Credits
AL - On-Demand: 1.5 Credits
AZ - General: 1.5 Credits
CA - General: 1.5 Credits
FL - Technology: 1.5 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.4 Credits
IL - General: 1.25 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
NH - General: 1.4 Credits
NJ - General: 1.7 Credits
NY - General: 1.5 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits
SC - General: 1.4 Credits
TN - General: 1.4 Credits
TX - General: 1.5 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.5 Credits

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  Course Price:
$24.99
 
 

How to Understand and Properly Value Client Assets

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How to Understand and Properly Value Client Assets Details


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$19.99

Course Description

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

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

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

Course Agenda

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

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AL - On-Demand: 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
ME - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NC - General: 1.0 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
SC - General: 1.01 Credits
TN - General: 1.02 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Leak-Driven Law

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$24.99

Course Description

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

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

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.5 Credits
AL - On-Demand: 1.5 Credits
AZ - General: 1.5 Credits
CA - General: 1.5 Credits
CT - General: 1.5 Credits
FL - Technology: 1.5 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
IL - General: 1.5 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.6 Credits
KS - General: 1.5 Credits
KY - General: 1.5 Credits
NC - General: 1.5 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
NH - General: 1.6 Credits
NJ - General: 1.9 Credits
NY - General: 1.5 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
SC - General: 1.6 Credits
TN - General: 1.6 Credits
TX - General: 1.5 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
VA - General: 1.5 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

  Course Price:
$24.99
 
 

Public Health Data and the Law

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Public Health Data and the Law Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AL - On-Demand: 1.3 Credits
AZ - General: 1.25 Credits
CA - General: 1.25 Credits
FL - General: 1.25 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.3 Credits
IL - General: 1.25 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.3 Credits
KS - General: 1.5 Credits
ME - Self Study: 1.25 Credits
NC - General: 1.25 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.25 Credits
NJ - General: 1.5 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.25 Credits
SC - General: 1.25 Credits
TN - General: 1.2 Credits
TX - General: 1.25 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

  Course Price:
$19.99
 


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