Georgia CLE Course Catalog

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Individual CLE Courses

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

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.

Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency phone # (404) 527-8710

Georgia CLE Courses

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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, FL - General: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.25 Credits, MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.25 Credits, NJ - General: 1.2 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.27 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

Course Presenter(s):

  • Greg Woods, J.D.
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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, GA - 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, NJ - Ethics: 1.3 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: 1.0 Credits, IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.25 Credits, IN - Ethics: 1.2 Credits, NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 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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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, AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, FL - 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, NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NJ - Ethics: 1.3 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, UT - 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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How CRMS Can Help Your Legal Practice

Price: $19.99

This lecture discusses the role of Client Relationship Management Software) CRMS for the modern law office, strategies on how using the CRMS can be used to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of today's legal practice, which leads to a more streamlined and efficient law office. We talk about types of CRMS systems, how they work and how to integrate them into your practice.

Credits:

CA - General: 1.25 Credits, FL - Technology: 1.5 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.25 Credits, NJ - General: 1.5 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.25 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • ABA Rule 1.1 Competency
  • What is a CRM?
  • THE CRM PROCESS
  • CRM strategies/advice
  • CRM Features you should be aware of
  • Other Factors
  • Basic CRM: Outlook & Google Apps
  • Disadvantages: Outlook & Google Apps
  • Other Popular Systems
  • ABACUS LAW
  • AMICUS ATTORNEY
  • NEEDLES
  • CLIO
  • MYCASE
  • Conclusions

Course Presenter(s):

  • Russell Jackman, Esq.
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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, 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, 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-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:

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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Policing from Where we Are Today

Price: $19.99

The objective of this presentation is to identify and discuss key legal and social issues in the context of today's volatile society, with an emphasis on limitations on the use of force and legal remedies in response to police misconduct. The presenter discusses how current events give rise to cases in numerous legal areas, from Civil Rights violations, Constitutional Law, including freedom of speech and lawful (and unlawful) protests, and liability for damages from both protests and police misconduct. Moreover, the presenter discusses topical issues of vital importance, such as the ?defund? movement, which runs along a spectrum, from those in Minneapolis who would disband and rebuild their police department (on the theory that the current department?s culture is too pervaded by racism and violence), to those in New York City or Los Angeles who advocate reallocation of spending and reform of police practices. Ultimately these issues end up in Court, where lawyers must be leaders and help society solve these complicated issues. This program aims to increase awareness of the critical legal issues involved.

Credits:

AZ - General: 1.25 Credits, CA - General: 1.25 Credits, FL - General: 1.5 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.25 Credits, MO - Self Study: 1.25 Credits, NC - General: 1.25 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.25 Credits, NJ - General: 1.5 Credits, NV - General: 1.5 Credits, NY - General: 1.5 Credits, TN - General: 1.3 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • Problem: No trust.
  • How to restore trust?
  • Follow the law.
  • Transparency + Accountability = Trust
  • Access to justice?
  • Purpose of Justice system?
  • Duty of law enforcement?
  • Social Contract: Safety and security in exchange for compliance with the law.
  • Follow the law, receive safety and security.
  • Reduced safety and security increases desperation.
  • Desperate people behave desperately.
  • Constitutional Imperative:
  • Equal Protection under the law.
  • Substantive Due Process: Life, Liberty & Property.
  • Procedural Due Process: Notice & Hearing.
  • Institutional Legitimacy questioned?
  • Social Contract breached?
  • Worst case scenario: An existential threat?
  • Analysis: Why no trust?
  • An inherently flawed system?
  • The law doesn't work.
  • Police use of force?
  • Officer involved shootings?
  • Inclusion/Access to justice?
  • Solution: Change the law.
  • Legislative solutions.
  • AB 392 Police Use of Force (CA)
  • SB 1421 Police Officer Release of Records (CA)

Course Presenter(s):

  • Greg Woods, J.D.
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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, FL - General: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, KY - General: 1.0 Credits, MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.25 Credits, NJ - General: 1.5 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.22 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, UT - Self Study: 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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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, 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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Technology and Bias - Spreading it and Stopping it

Price: $19.99

This lecture deals with how technology both spreads and helps eliminate conscious and unconscious bias in the legal profession, and what can be done to continue to use technology to identify and eliminate patterns of bias while being aware of how the wrong use of technology can unfortunately help spread it.

Credits:

AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - Elimination of Bias: 1.0 Credits, FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NJ - Diversity Inclusion Elimination of Bias: 1.4 Credits, NY - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits, SC - General: 1.13 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • Conscious vs Unconscious Bias
  • UCSF Study
  • AI & Its role in determining bias
  • Using technology to fight bias
  • Bias for not using technology
  • Technology & Age Bias
  • Sexual Bias
  • Economic Bias
  • Cultural Bias
  • Solutions?

Course Presenter(s):

  • Russell Jackman, 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

Course Agenda:

Course Presenter(s):

  • Thomas A. Lenz