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CLE rules have temporarily changed in several states due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. MCLEZ is monitoring these changes and will provide updates as they occur.

Alabama: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Alaska: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Arizona: No rule changes have been made at this time.

California: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Connecticut: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Florida: The Florida Bar issued an order extending CLE reporting deadlines for February, March, April and May 2020 to August 31, 2020. All other annual compliance deadlines remain the same.

Georgia: The Supreme Court of Georgia issued an order temporarily waiving the 6 hour in-person CLE requirement until the late CLE deadline on March 31, 2020. Georgia attorneys can now complete their full 12 hour requirement through self-study, in-house or online seminars.

Illinois: The Illinois Supreme Court has issued an order extending the MCLE deadline by 90 days (to September 30) for attorneys due in 2020 (last name A-M) who are unable to complete their requirement by June 30. To receive this extension, attorneys must log in to the MCLE Board's website and report "Not Yet Completed" by July 31. No reason for the extension is required.

Indiana: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Kansas:On April 8, 2020, the Kansas Supreme Court issued Administrative Order 2020-RL-033. This order modifies continuing legal education attendance and reporting deadlines, and waives the limitation on prerecorded programming through September 30, 2020

Kentucky: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Maine:The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has issued an order temporarily waiving the in-person CLE requirement. Maine attorneys may complete their entire CLE requirement via On-Demand courses until further notice. In addition, the Board of Overseers of the Bar for the State of Maine has extended the reporting deadline to May 1, 2020 and will not impose any late fees for the 2018-2019 reporting period.

Mississippi: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Missouri: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Montana: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Nevada: No rule changes have been made at this time.

New Hampshire:No rule changes have been made at this time.

New Jersey: The Supreme Court of New Jersey issued an order temporarily relaxing the 12-hour live classroom credit requirement. Until further notice from the courts, New Jersey attorneys may fulfill their entire CLE requirement through approved courses offered in alternative verifiable learning formats.

New York: No rule changes have been made at this time.

North Carolina: No rule changes have been made at this time.

North Dakota: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Ohio: The Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education has waived the self-study cap for the 2018-2019 Late Compliance period and extended the deadline to June 29, 2020. Ohio attorneys who still need to finish their CLE requirements from the 2018-2019 compliance period can do so by watching On-Demand programming.

Oklahoma: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Pennsylvania: The April 30, 2020 CLE compliance deadline is extended to August 31, 2020. Click Here to View Court Order

South Carolina: Chief Justice Donald Beatty issued an order on March 17, 2020, allowing lawyers who failed to comply with the 2019-2020 CLE requirements to earn all or any portion of the required 14 hours of CLE credit for the annual reporting year through online or telephonic programs.

Tennessee: On March 27, 2020, the Supreme Court issued an order allowing attorneys to use unlimited online hours to establish their compliance for the 2020 compliance year. Attorneys seeking reinstatement in 2020 are also covered by the order.

Texas: The State Bar of Texas has granted the following automatic extensions for their CLE requirement: (1) A 60 day extension for attorneys with March, April, or May 2020 compliance deadlines; (2) A 60 day extension for missed January or February 2020 compliance deadlines, to prevent the assessment of further fees; (3) A one month extension for attorneys subject to suspension for failure to comply with MCLE requirements in November or December 2019.

Utah: The Supreme Court Board of Continuing Education issued an order suspending all requirements for the in-person CLE requirement until June 30, 2020. Utah attorneys can now complete their required hours through webinars and other self-study courses.

Vermont: No rule changes have been made at this time.

Virginia:The Supreme Court of Virginia issued an order April 14, 2020, extending a number of compliance deadlines that affect Virginia lawyers to ease their professional responsibilities during the COVID-19 emergency. The order extends the MCLE compliance deadline from October 31, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Washington: No rule changes have been made at this time.

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10 Legal Considerations for Starting and Running a Medical Practice

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$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
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: 1.1 Credits
ME - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.1 Credits
MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NC - General: 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
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
SC - General: 1.05 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 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.

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

A Modern Look at Contractors v. Employees

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Price:
$29.99

Course Description

Whether you're a business owner concerned with making the right distinctions when engaging people to work with/for you, or a lawyer responsible for advising clients on the contractor v. employee distinction, this presentation could save you a lot of grief and money down the line.

Marin County-based employment lawyer Diana Maier and Carlos E. Torres, a Hearing Officer for the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), discuss which factors matter most in deciding how to classify workers in light of recent legal decisions that are shifting those factors. In addition to covering a broad overview of the contractor v. employee debate, they also discuss ethical considerations for lawyers considering the question of contractor classification, and assess whether the sharing economy is due for extinction in light of recent rulings against companies such as Uber.

Course Agenda

Frequent Terms and Their Meanings
  • Principal versus Employer
  • Worker/Contractor/Consultant versus Employee
Central Questions
  • What are some ethical considerations to keep in mind as we review the material?
  • Why are we here?
  • Factors in classification
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each classification
  • How does the government know/find out?
  • What are the penalties if you get it wrong?
  • What do you do to protect yourself?
Sharing Economy
  • What is the sharing economy?
  • Worker classification ? independent contractor
  • Classification lawsuits
    • Lyft, uber, washio, homejoy, shyp, postmates, instacart, handy
Ethical Issues Revisited
  • Ethical considerations
    • Model rules of professional conduct
    • Rule 2.1 ? advisor
  • Given that this is a subjective standard, what ethical considerations exist for attorneys who need to advise others about this? Complicated by the fact that 1099 is less expensive.
  • Do you pick the argument most conducive to the business and just go with that?
  • How do the political/social factors come into play?
  • Are there law and policy objectives lawyers have a duty to protect?
  • If there are, has current law accomplished those, or have we gone too far?
Cases: Practicing the Material
  • Case #1: Client Engaging New Service Providers
  • Case #2: Corporate Employer
  • Case #3: Domestic Employer
Wrap Up
  • Standard is subjective ? makes it a tricky ethical issue for lawyers
  • Government prefers employee status
  • Back up a decision to make someone a contractor by making a file, contract, etc. and know there?s a risk
  • Government most often finds out via an obstructed claim, but there are many ways
  • Recent indications show government is only going to get more strict in enforcement

Course Credit per State


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
MO - Self Study: 1.2 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
WA - General: 1.0 Credits
WV - General: 1.2 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Diana Maier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Course Price:
$29.99
 
 

A Practical Approach to Asset Protection and Bankruptcy

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A Practical Approach to Asset Protection and Bankruptcy Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

Attorneys Steven R. Fox and Jacob Stein provide insight into Bankruptcy, and how to protect assets in the event of one. Fox provides a practical approach to a sensitive subject. He discusses the different options, and the pros and cons of each. He then focuses on key elements, rounding up with potential pitfalls to avoid. Stein answers the big question, is there life after bankruptcy? He provides an overview of Asset Protection before delving into the structures and strategies best used in the event of a bankruptcy.

Course Agenda

ASSET PROTECTION
  • Debt Collection
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Planning in Context of Marriage
  • Entity Planning
  • Choice of Entity
  • Planning with Trusts
  • Foreign Trusts
  • Retirement Plans
  • Comprehensive Examples
BANKRUPTCY
  • The Twin Purposes of Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 7 Liquidation and Its Essentials
  • Chapters 11 And 13 Reorganization
  • Objecting to The Dischargeability Of A Specific Debt. Section 523
  • Objecting to the Discharge of All Debts. Section 727
  • Property of The Bankruptcy Estate. Section 541
  • Property of The Bankruptcy Estate. Section 541
  • The Automatic Stay. Section 362
  • Fraudulent Conveyances, Preferential Transfers and Other Avoiding Powers. Sections 544 To 551
  • Mistakes on The Road to Bankruptcy
  • Signs A Business Headed on The Road Toward Bankruptcy

Course Credit per State


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
ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.2 Credits
NJ - General: 1.3 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.02 Credits
TX - 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.

Steven R. Fox
Steven R. Fox is active in professional organizations relevant to his practice and is a leader in the legal community. He chairs the Bankruptcy Section of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association where he is known for presenting timely and compelling programming. He is a member of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. In the early 2000s, recognizing a need for new attorneys practicing consumer bankruptcy law to have a forum to learn and to grow in their field, Mr. Fox became one of the founders of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association in Los Angeles.
  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

A Primer on International Taxation

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A Primer on International Taxation Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

There is a multitude of issues that drive a cross-border business transaction. Sale of shares versus sale of assets; statutory mergers; joint ventures; security for enforcement of representations and warranties; governing law and venue; earn-outs and holdbacks; restrictions on foreign ownership; due diligence; local customs; privacy and many other. Most non-tax considerations are not country specific. They are driven by the economics of the deal and the negotiating position of the parties. When a transaction touches the U.S., tax has the center-stage.

From a U.S. standpoint, none of the other issues are as important as the tax consequences. Taxation of an M&A transaction will very often determine the deal structure. The parties can negotiate and agree to all the other terms, but tax will determine how the transaction is structured, what is possible and what is not.

For U.S. tax purposes, cross-border transactions are divided into two classes: inbound (foreigners doing business or investing in the U.S.), and outbound (Americans doing business and investing overseas). The tax rules that apply to inbound and outbound transactions are entirely different. We will examine both, and will then delve into the related subjects of pre-immigration tax planning (foreigners immigrating to the U.S.) and expatriation (Americans emigrating from the U.S.).

Course Agenda

Course Credit per State


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
KY - General: 1.0 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Jacob Stein, Esq

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

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

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

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part II

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part II Details


Price:
$29.99

Course Description

04-19-2018 Recorded date

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 2.5 Credits
AZ - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
CA - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
CT - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
FL - Professionalism: 2.5 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 2.25 Credits
KY - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
ME - Professional Responsibility: 2.46 Credits
NC - Professional Responsibility: 2.25 Credits
ND - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
NH - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 3.0 Credits
NV - Ethics: 2.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
OK - Legal Ethics: 3.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
SC - Ethics: 2.46 Credits
TN - Dual: 2.47 Credits
TX - Ethics: 2.5 Credits
UT - Ethics: 2.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$29.99
 
 

ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part III

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part III Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

This class is the third 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 IV (Transactions with Persons other than Clients) and Rule V (Law Firms and Associations). Among the topics covered: Truthfulness in Statements to Others; Communication with Persons Other Than Clients; Dealing with Unrepresented Persons; Respect for the Rights of Third Persons, and Responsibilities of Partners, Managers and Supervisory Lawyers. 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

Course Credit per State


AL - Ethics: 1.1 Credits
AZ - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Professionalism: 1.0 Credits
GA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
IN - Ethics: 1.1 Credits
KS - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
ME - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
MS - Ethics: 1.1 Credits
NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.4 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Conduct: 1.0 Credits
OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
SC - Ethics: 1.13 Credits
TN - Dual: 1.13 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
VA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part IV

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part IV Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

This class is the fourth 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 VII (Information about Legal Services). Among the topics covered: Communication Concerning a Lawyer's Services, Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services: Specific Rules, Solicitation of Clients and Political Contributions to Obtain Legal Engagements or Appointments by Judges. 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

  • ABA Ethics Guidelines Context
  • Rules Overview
  • Rule 7.1 Communication Concerning a Lawyer's Services
  • Rule 7.2 Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services: Specific Rules
  • Rule 7.3 Solicitation of Clients
  • Rule 7.6 Political Contributions to Obtain Legal Engagements or Appointments by Judges
  • Conclusion

Course Credit per State


AL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
AZ - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Professionalism: 1.0 Credits
GA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
KS - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
MS - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Conduct: 1.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
SC - Ethics: 1.03 Credits
TN - Dual: 1.03 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
VA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part V

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part V Details


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$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Advanced Planning with Trusts

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Advanced Planning with Trusts Details


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$19.99

Course Description

Attorney Jacob Stein offers an in-depth review of trusts in general, specific types of trusts and when and how each may be appropriate. He defines a "Trust" as a private agreement between two people, and the roles of the settlor, trustee and beneficiaries. He then focuses on irrevocable trusts and necessary special considerations, use of trusts in advanced tax planning, defective grantor trusts, asset protection generally, how to best structure asset protection trusts, self-settled trusts and foreign protection trusts. Both in the general overview of trusts within our legal system and in the specific considerations necessary to evaluate different types of trusts, this program provides attorneys with information on trusts which can be of enormous value, both to themselves and to their clients.

Course Agenda

  • The Basics
  • Terminology - Types of Trusts
  • Focus on Irrevocable Trusts
  • Requirements for a Valid Trust
  • Trustee - Selection, Duties, Powers
  • Possible Benefits of Trusts
  • Special Considerations
  • GRATs
  • Income Tax Planning with DINGs
  • Structuring Asset Protection Trusts
  • Self-Settled Trusts

Course Credit per State


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
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.2 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.03 Credits
TX - 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.

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Advanced Topics in Employment Law

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Advanced Topics in Employment Law Details


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$29.99

Course Description

This course is a companion to David Graulich's previous MCLEZ class, FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAW. The issues in this class are drawn from emerging controversies and court decisions in 2016 and 2017. Graulich examines the alarming erosion of privacy in the workplace and how the intrusion into employees? emails and files by employers has become routine. The course will cover the proliferation of local employment laws, enacted by cities and counties, that often contradict or conflict with federal workplace laws. The rise of "the gig economy," with companies such as Uber and Lyft, has created new controversy around the question "what is an employee." Graulich will also discuss how the rise of compulsory arbitration is replacing the jury trial as a venue for resolution of employment cases.

Course Agenda

  • LOCAL JURISDICTIONS
  • ARBITRATION
  • EMPLOYEE OR CONTRACTOR?
  • PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING
  • EMPLOYEE PRIVACY IN THE WORKPLACE

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 2.0 Credits
CA - General: 2.0 Credits
CT - General: 2.0 Credits
FL - General: 2.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.75 Credits
KY - General: 1.75 Credits
NV - General: 2.0 Credits
NY - General: 2.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$29.99
 
 

Advances in Technology: Protecting the Truth

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Advances in Technology: Protecting the Truth Details


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$19.99

Course Description

With Deepfake videos the ability to manipulate audio, video and images has created a fundamental trust problem and is a major corporate threat. Soon, we literally might not be able to believe our own eyes or ears when trying to detect and deter corporate fraud, for example disgruntled employees creating fake clips of their supervisor or co-employee to undermine them or get them fired, or changing a voicemail recording of what a person said to support a false claim. Additionally, so called "pump and dump" schemes use a combination of fake audios and videos to quickly spread corporate misinformation to impact high-frequency trading algorithms that rely on digital information to make investment calls. In the courtroom sophisticated AI generated images has raised issues related to legal challenges to digital evidence based on authenticity, with similar problems in e-discovery. Of course, the cultural and political ramifications, and privacy and social media concerns about deepfake videos becomes more evident every day.

Course Agenda

Course Credit per State


AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
AZ - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
KY - General: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.2 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Conduct: 1.0 Credits
TN - Dual: 0.98 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Albert Barsocchini
ALBERT BARSOCCHINI, Esq. is an internationally recognized expert and thought leader in discovery, information governance and digital investigations. He is a past chair of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management & Technology Section. Mr. Barsocchini has over ten years of experience as a first-chair trial attorney and is a California State Bar Special Master and Certified E-discovery Specialist. He is currently Director of Strategic Consulting and Client Advisory Service at NightOwl Discovery.
  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

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
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
KY - Ethics: 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

Course Presenter(s)

  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


Price:
$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
CT - General: 1.5 Credits
FL - General: 1.5 Credits
IL - 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
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.

  Course Price:
$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
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 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
OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TX - 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
 
 

Asset Protection-Planning

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Asset Protection-Planning Details


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$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - 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.

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Attorneys and Hi-Tech Communication: A Basic Guide

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Attorneys and Hi-Tech Communication: A Basic Guide Details


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$19.99

Course Description

In today's modern workplace, Attorneys need to understand the importance of meeting with clients in a virtual setting. This lecture discusses the ethical and practical reasons to go virtual with meetings and how to accomplish that task, plus tips and troubleshooting ideas for making those online meetings happen as successfully as possible.

Course Agenda

  • We all know about the internet but?
  • Why is it important?
  • ABA MODEL RULE 1.4
  • Sensitivity to meeting in person
  • Advantages/Necessities to online meeting
  • What are the options?
  • Facebook
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Citrix/VPN Apps
  • Troubleshooting
  • Things to consider

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.13 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Russell Jackman, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Attorneys and the Cloud

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Attorneys and the Cloud Details


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Course Description

What is "The Cloud"? Who runs it? Where is it? Will it go away? Where is all my information? Is it worth using? These questions and more are discussed in this program which helps attorneys learn about this major development in law technology and also meet ethical obligations to remain knowledgeable in this area, as stated by the ABA.

Course Agenda

What is the "cloud"?
  • Who runs it?
  • Where is it?
  • Will it go away?
  • Where is all my information?
  • Is it worth using?
Cloud Benefits
  • File Sharing
  • File centralization
  • "Virtual machines"
  • Log into system
  • "Zero Maintenance"
  • "always on"
  • No longer have to go to the office
Ethics behind Cloud Computing
  • ABA Model Rule 1.1 Competence: A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.
  • ABA Model Rule 1.6(c), "make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of a client."
  • ALL States that offer opinions on Cloud Computing= allowed with "reasonable care"
  • CA OPINION NO. 2010-179
  • "Evaluate the nature of the technology, available security precautions, and limitations on third-party access."
  • "Consult an expert if lawyer's technology expertise is lacking."
  • "Weigh the sensitivity of the data, the impact of disclosure on the client, the urgency of the situation, and the client's instructions."
Cloud Concerns
  • Security
  • Control
  • What happens if you don't pay on time?
  • If you decide to cancel, will all the data be permanently deleted?
  • Trust of vendor
  • Reliability of Internet connection & speed
Cloud Tasks for Attorneys
  • Centralized case/matter management
  • Document management
  • Time and billing
  • A hosted Quickbooks or Time Matters system often works better than trying to locally network it between workstations
  • Scheduling/reporting
  • Contact management
  • Conflict checking
Cloud Considerations
  • What law governs (yours or where the server is?)
  • How would you be notified if there was a security concern?
  • You own all the data uploaded, right?
  • What's the vendor's reputation in the community overall?
  • Will my data be encrypted? What type?
  • Duty to Supervise
  • Duty to Communicate with Client
Managing Cloud Risks
  • Internal Due Diligence
  • External Due Diligence; Contracts
  • Continuous Access to Data
  • Security, Security Breaches
  • Termination
  • Implementation
  • TRAINING
  • NEW HIRES
  • DOCUMENTED INSTRUCTIONS ON RETRIEVING/STORING DATA!
Cloud Computing Services
  • Dropbox/Box.net for Business
  • OneDrive Professional
  • Google Apps for Business (attorneys)
  • Hosted App Servers (almost any ISP; hostgator, godaddy, amazon, etc.)
  • Mozy & Carbonite backup services
  • Remote access: Logmein, GoToMyPc, Teamviewer, Join.me
  • Encrypted Email Servers: DiaLawg, Rpost,ZixCorp, Barracuda

Course Credit per State


AZ - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Russell Jackman, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Competence Issues

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Competence Issues Details


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Course Description

In an overview of his program, attorney Steven A. Nielsen discusses the new definition of the former required program which focused solely on substance abuse and emotional distress, and why it is more relevant and vital to take a 'big picture' approach which considers the multiple pressures which lawyers face in their practices, from physical and mental issues which may impair competence, such as depression, age and natural cognitive decline, to substance abuse (including cannabis), alcohol abuse and general health. He discusses mental illness, mental impairment and depression and how they may be recognized, and programs which help eliminate the stigma of mental health in the workplace. He then offers a series of practical recommendations, such as limitation of constant interruptions from email, texts and cell phones, which he call "Interruption Management," and a "buddy system" by which attorneys can informally check on each other's practices, such as compliance deadlines and other projects. He also suggests ways in which lawyers can focus on activities to help keep a sharp focus, how to embrace physical activities with the caveat "sitting is the new smoking," improved eating habits, and how it may be necessary to sometimes say 'no' to new work in order to deliver top quality legal services and to maintain good mental and physical health.

Course Agenda

  • Genesis of MCLE Requirement Rule 1.1 [3-110]
  • Substance Abuse? New 420 Issues for 2019-2020?
  • Depression ? drops of water over time
  • The New ?Other? Categories of Impairment
  • Mental Issues
  • Physical Issues
  • What can we do? Prevention/Detection/Treatment

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - Competence Issues: 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
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NV - Substance Abuse: 1.0 Credits
NY - substance abuse: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

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

Complex Financial Issues Affecting Marital Standard of Living Analysis

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Complex Financial Issues Affecting Marital Standard of Living Analysis Details


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$19.99

Course Description

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Karen Sparks discusses the myriad of financial issues which are involved in defining the Marital Standard of Living (MSOL) in both Community Property and Equitable Distribution states. She defines Marital Asset Distribution in the general sense including the two main general approaches, with examples of statutory guidelines. Her overview of Marital Standard of Living, (or the lifestyle enjoyed by the parties during the marriage), defines in detail the terms and the factors which go into the calculations and the process of navigating complex financial issues, such as investment assets, real estate and deferred compensation and how these factors are also involved in the calculation of spousal support.

Course Agenda

Course Credit per State


AL - On-Demand: 1.3 Credits
AZ - General: 1.5 Credits
CA - General: 1.25 Credits
CT - General: 1.5 Credits
FL - General: 1.5 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.25 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.3 Credits
KS - General: 1.5 Credits
KY - General: 1.25 Credits
MS - General: 1.3 Credits
NC - General: 1.25 Credits
NH - General: 1.5 Credits
NJ - General: 1.5 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.5 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits
TX - General: 1.25 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.25 Credits
VA - General: 1.5 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

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Consumer Collections

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$19.99

Course Description

This course provides a general overview of the use of attorneys to collect on consumer debt using the judicial system and also dives into some subtleties that practicing consumer collection attorneys will encounter. Topics covered include the difference between specializations in Consumer Collections, FDCPA and bankruptcy areas of law; general consumer collections principles; situations where the debtor wants to settle; seeking a default clerk?s judgment, discovery, trial preparation and efforts in enforcement of the judgement.

Course Agenda

  • What is consumer collections?
  • Consumer Collections General Principles
  • Situations Where the Debtor Wants to Settle
  • Seeking a Default Clerk?s Judgment
  • Discovery
  • Trial Preparation
  • Efforts in Enforcement of the Judgment

Course Credit per State


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
ME - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.0 Credits
NC - 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
OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Lawrence M. Smith
Lawrence M Smith, Esq. received his law degree at the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Smith is currently working in private practice and resides in Sacramento, California and specializes in Consumer Collections and has over 25 years of experience in this field.
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$19.99
 
 

Copyright Infringement - Defending Lawsuits and Protecting Assets

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$19.99

Course Description

Attorneys Jacob Stein and Scott Lesowitz focus on how to defend infringement lawsuits and protect assets in the event of a lawsuit. Topics addressed include the elements of infringement, Fair Use - an unsure defense, available damages for copyright infringement and the importance of registration, liability for the acts of employees and use of independent contractors, protecting assets in the event of infringement, (actual, statutory and attorney fees), entity structures for ownership of copyrights, foreign entities and collection, jurisdiction over foreign defendants in American courts and collection of damages against foreign entities.

Course Agenda

Course Credit per State


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: 1.1 Credits
KY - General: 1.0 Credits
ME - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.1 Credits
NC - General: 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
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 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.

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$19.99
 
 

Demystifying Cyber Security

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Course Description

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.

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 Credit per State


AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Russell Jackman, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Depositions

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$24.99

Course Description

In this course, attorney David Graulich will cover the basics of depositions in civil litigations. David is a plaintiff's attorney himself, but will discuss depositions from both the plaintiff's and the defense attorney's side. By the end of this session, attorneys who have never been involved in a deposition, as well as those who have, should be able to leave with some useful tools for future depositions.

Course Agenda

1. Preliminaries
  • Purpose of the Deposition
  • Who Will Be Present
  • When to Depose
  • Where to Depose
2. Going on the Record
  • Preliminary Matters
  • Stipulations
  • Introduction
3. Style of Questioning
  • Using an Assistant
  • Documents
  • Cross-examination
4. Coping with Objections and Other Problems
  • Form of the Question
  • Privilege/Protected Work Product
  • Motion to Compel
5. When Your Side Is Deposed
  • Defending Attorney Role
  • Preparing the Deponent
  • Making Objections
  • Maintaining Contact
  • Asking Questions

    Course Credit per State


    AZ - General: 1.5 Credits
    CA - General: 1.5 Credits
    CO - General: 1.62 Credits
    CT - General: 1.25 Credits
    FL - General: 1.5 Credits
    IL - General: 1.25 Credits
    MO - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
    NV - General: 1.0 Credits
    NY - General: 1.5 Credits
    PA - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits
    WA - General: 1.25 Credits
    WV - General: 1.62 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
 
 

Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

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$19.99

Course Description

Attorney Steve Nielsen provides a candid assessment of where the legal profession stands in terms of diversity and inclusion, and reviews what ideas and programs have worked, and some which have not. He walks through and discusses key, topical articles and reviews the current statistical data on diversity and whether or not progress has been achieved. He suggests positive ways in which diversity and inclusion can properly and constructively be discussed in the law office and notes the important role of leadership in discussing diversity and inclusion in the office. Mr. Nielsen offers recommendations on how to effectively enhance inclusion efforts, such as mentoring and networking to help new attorneys, and includes some tips on what policies or strategies may be counter-productive He adds a list of the numerous categories of diversity which exist and which deserve attention to help create a better environment for legal professionals.

Course Agenda

  • What does the current literature tell us?
  • A Newer CLE Requirement
  • Pressure for Law School Ranking Hurts Women
  • Both Law and Medicine have Diversity Problems
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL):
  • The national Association for Law Placement (NALP) www.nalp.org
  • A slow and discouraging trend..
  • From 'Why You Should Insist on Diversity in Your Law Practice": BY SUZIE SCANLON RABINOWITZ, JANUARY 23, 2020
  • New Reports Are Not Encouraging
  • 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
  • A Proposed Big Picture Approach
  • What is Bias?
  • Mechanical Bias
  • Group Bias
  • What is Discrimination?
  • Discriminating
  • Discriminating Tastes
  • 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 Credit per State


AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits
NH - : 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
NY - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

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

Doing Business in South America

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Course Description

Supremely qualified presenters address the many differences and similarities of how business is conducted in both Brazil and Argentina as compared to the United States. Topics include tax reform and compliance in Argentina, corporate governance, corporate criminal liability, an overview of the Brazilian economy, political landscape and capital markets, commonly used business structures and legal entities an introduction to the Brazilian legal system and taxation, the do's and don'ts of foreign investment, corporate and joint venture issues for U.S. investors in South America, establishing the optimal corporate structure, U.S. Taxation of Outbound Transactions (CFCs and Subpart F income) and Income Tax Treaties. Moreover, the program offers a stimulating overview of these two large countries, the opportunities they present and the intricacies of their investment structures and legal systems.

Course Agenda

Course Credit per State


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: 1.1 Credits
MS - General: 1.1 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 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.

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$19.99
 
 

Drafting Software Development Agreements

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Course Description

This session provides an overview of the practice of drafting and negotiating software development agreements. Topics to be covered include: pros and cons of waterfall vs. agile approaches to software development; myths of SDAs; SDA clauses of interest; term definitions; warranties; intellectual property concerns; breach of contracts and possible remedies; negotiation styles; negotiation tips for SDA?s; and a list of resources for future reference, including SDA examples and checklists.

Course Agenda

  • Software Development
  • Waterfall vs. Agile Software Development
  • Agreement Components
  • The Software Development Agreement (SDA)
  • Myths of SDA?s
  • Contract Requirements
  • SDA Clauses of Interest
  • Points of Interest
    • Definitions
    • Pricing/Payment
    • Exclusivity Clauses
    • Disclosure/Confidentiality Requirements
    • Security Clauses
    • Indemnity Clauses
    • Assignments
    • Termination
    • State Law Jurisdiction
    • Warranties
    • Insurance
    • IP Issues
    • Make it present tense ?hereby assigns? not future tense
    • ?Work for hire? language is ineffective without a specific transfer of the copyrights
    • Sublicensing, Transferability
    • What about a merger? Can that breach non-assignment provisions?
    • In US: each joint copyright owner may commercialize a copyrighted work WITHOUT their joint owner?s consent, but must account for licensing royalties and may not destroy the value of the work.
    • Address this in your SDA.
    • IP Issues
    • Software Escrow
    • Breach of Contracts
    • Remedies
    • Negotiating Tips

    Course Credit per State


    AZ - General: 1.25 Credits
    CA - General: 1.25 Credits
    CO - General: 1.2 Credits
    CT - General: 1.5 Credits
    FL - General: 1.5 Credits
    IL - General: 1.25 Credits
    MO - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
    NY - General: 1.5 Credits
    WA - General: 1.25 Credits
    WV - General: 1.58 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Deborah Gonzalez

    Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is the founder of Law2sm, LLC, a new legal consulting firm focusing on helping its clients navigate the legal issues relating to the new digital and social media world.

    Deborah graduated from New York Law School. Following graduation, she built a successful boutique practice in New York City, focusing on the arts, music and entertainment scene. In 2007, Deborah relocated to Georgia where she was employed by the University System of Georgia. In 2008 she was granted reciprocity to practice law in Georgia.

    Deborah's practice has taken her from an inner-city arts community center in NYC to a sidewalk café in Eastern Europe; from preparing programs for diplomats in the EU to assisting medical missions with refugee communities in Thailand; from protecting against music piracy in the US to protecting against bio-piracy in South America. And now it is transporting her beyond the Internet to the social space where the physical and digital dimensions of her clients co-exist and where she can leverage her legal expertise to their benefit.

    Deborah enjoys engaging with those around her - so social media is a natural fit. But it is her skill in being able to connect the dots to understand the next big paradigm shift in global communication and legal application that makes her a leader in social media law. Deborah serves as Chair of the GA Bar Association's Annual Program on Social Media and the Law and serves as a social media legal liaison for social media marketing companies and their clients (such as Chick-fil-A and Nestle). In addition, Deborah speaks on the legal issues relating to intellectual property; art, music, and digital entertainment law; and social media legal trends and practices in various venues throughout the United States and abroad.

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$19.99
 
 

Effective Use of Experts in Litigation

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Course Description

As a college lecturer for 27 years and an economic consultant to attorneys for 25 years, George A. Jouganatos, Ph.D. discusses the effective use of an expert from the point of view of the expert. His experience includes a wide variety of cases in employment, personal injury, wrongful death and commercial matters.

The topics discussed include selection and timing of engagement, ethics for experts, identifying experts, selection criteria, fees, and preparing for testimony.

Course Agenda

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 1.5 Credits
CA - General: 1.5 Credits
CO - General: 1.7 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.25 Credits
IL - General: 1.25 Credits
NV - General: 1.5 Credits
NY - General: 1.5 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

George Jouganatos

George A. Jouganatos has been a professor of economics for over 17 years. He has taught economics, finance, and quantitative analysis at University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz, California State University, Sacramento, and California State University, Hayward. He has published and engaged in seminars in the fields of the economics of development, political economy, economic history, environmental economics, public policy, and economic modeling and forecasting.

Dr. Jouganatos conducted research at the University of Athens and the Center of Economic Research and Planning in Athens, Greece where he conferred with many of the nation''s top economists and political officials. The fruit of the research resulted in a seminal book on the development of the Greek economy. His work on the Greek economy has been cited numerous times. He also engaged in research at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

He works as a consulting economist providing economic and statistical analysis for the private and public sectors since 1991. He has written many economic impact, efficiency, cost, and feasibility studies. He has designed economic models, strategic plans, and performance measures. Dr. Jouganatos serves as an expert witness for cases involving personal Injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, housing discrimination, employment discrimination, economic loss, business valuations, public finance, and breach of contracts. He has consulted and given testimony for numerous attorneys in California as well as in Nevada, Iowa, Montana, Hawaii and New York.

His selected clients include California Department of Boating and Waterways, California Resources Agency, California Attorney General, California Department of Finance, California Department of Education, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Justice, California Department of Corrections. Governor''s Office of Planning and Research, City of San Francisco, Harcourt Brace, State Farm Insurance, General American Investments, Individual Rights Foundation, Allied Electric Motor, Bank of New York, and numerous law firms.

Dr. Jouganatos has advised California State Assembly and Congressional candidates on economic issues and policies. He was asked to review economic platforms of United States Senate and California gubernatorial candidates. On several occasions he has provided brief commentaries on economic events and issues for television and radio.

In 2000, he was awarded a Faculty Research Fellows Grant from the Center of California Studies, California State University, Sacramento to analyze state land holdings for the Governor''s Office of Planning and Research.

He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Riverside.

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$24.99
 
 

Effective Workplace Policies and Handbooks

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$19.99

Course Description

Policies and Handbooks allow employers to establish guidelines and expectations. When properly drafted these policies are beneficial to both employers and employees, and prevent potential problems. Thomas Lenz discusses a wide range of issues, from the obvious, "do you have written workplace policies" to, are they understandable? In many work environments this requires the policies to be in multiple languages, and some policies are required by law.

Mr. Lenz reviews "at will" employment and numerous hot button issues such as cellular phone usage, electronic communications and social media, and the rules which cover employees' personal use of these technologies, both in and out of the workplace. He reviews harassment policies and general rules regarding proper calculation of hours of work, meal and rest periods and standards of conduct rules. Effective policies allow management flexibility and help create a workplace where Everybody Wins!

Course Agenda

  • Do You Have Written Workplace Policies?
  • Big Questions Can Arise When Policies Don?t Reflect Reality
  • Policies and Handbooks Allow Employers to Establish Guidelines & Expectations
  • Some Policies are Required by Law
  • At-Will
  • Acknowledgment of At-Will
  • Acknowledgment of Receipt
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Cellular Telephone Policy
  • Confidentiality
  • Electronic Communications & Social Media
  • EEO (17 Classifications)
  • Harassment Policy
  • Hours of Work
  • Introductory Period
  • Meal & Rest Periods
  • In Closing
  • Jury Duty
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Management Rights
  • Open Door
  • Overtime
  • Recovery Periods
  • Security
  • Sick Leave/PTO
  • Solicitation/Distribution
  • Standards of Conduct Rules
  • Time Cards
  • Vacation
  • Workplace Violence
  • You Should Consider Whether Your Policies and Handbook Reflect:
  • Make Sure that what You Practice is what You Preach
  • Caveat

Course Credit per State


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

Course Presenter(s)

Thomas A. Lenz
Experience

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

Education

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

Memberships

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

Awards and Recognitions

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

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Fair Credit Reporting Act

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$19.99

Course Description

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

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

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

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

Resources available to the private practitioner will be discussed.

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
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
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.03 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

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

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Course Description

The crux of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. Sec. 552) is to make Federal agencies accountable for information disclosure policies and practices. While the Act does not grant an absolute right to examine government documents, it does establish the right to request records and to receive a response to the request. If a record cannot be released, the requester is entitled to be formally advised of the reason for the denial. The requester also has a right to appeal the denial and, if necessary, to challenge it in court. Consequently, access to information of the Federal Government can no longer be controlled by arbitrary or unreviewable actions of a hidden bureaucracy. This program introduces attorneys to FOIA and (includes a discussion of FOIA and Environmental Law)

Course Agenda

  • Historical Overview of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. Sec. 552)
  • How to make information requests
  • What types of records can be obtained using FOIA
  • FOIA Fee Waivers
  • Time frames for the government to respond to a request for public records
  • Exemptions from disclosure
  • Request Strategies
  • Department of Justice and State and Government Websites
  • How FOIA can best be used to serve the interests of clients, the public and our democracy.

    Course Credit per State


    AZ - General: 1.75 Credits
    CA - General: 1.75 Credits
    IL - General: 1.75 Credits
    NH - General: 1.75 Credits
    NJ - General: 2.2 Credits
    NY - General: 1.75 Credits
    TX - General: 2.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Pete Sorenson

    With more than 30 years as an attorney, lawyer and advocate, I am licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of Oregon. I specialize in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law and help journalists, authors, nonprofits, for profit businesses, and others to access federal government records. I assist clients with FOIA Requests, Administrative Appeals, Judicial Reviews and FOIA litigation. In addition to assisting clients, I speak and lecture on FOIA, most recently at the Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) Conference in Tennessee, University of Georgia School of Law, and at University of Tennessee College of Law.

    Public and civic service is a cornerstone, with earlier careers working for a member of Congress and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture. I am currently serving my 24th year as an elected Commissioner on the Lane County Board of Commissioners in Eugene, Oregon. Prior to that, I served in the Oregon State Senate. My political and civic experience adds a depth and understanding to my FOIA work that is unique among lawyers.

    RECENT FOIA CASES: (2016 ? Present)
    • Food and Drug Administration: assisted journalist in obtaining the calendar of a crucial FDA official
    • Central Intelligence Agency: obtained records for a journalist writing on the activities of a prominent CIA official, used in questioning President's nominee for CIA Director
    • Environmental Protection Agency: made request for client; assisted company in obtaining a report of a competitor's product performance
    • Central Intelligence Agency: made request, filed administrative appeal and judicial review; assisted in obtaining records of a client's father's service in the CIA
    • Bureau of Land Management: on behalf of a nonprofit organization, filed judicial review, obtained records and then obtained significant judgment for attorneys' fees for that work
    • Agricultural Marketing Service: filed judicial review; assisted nonprofit organization in obtaining records and then obtained judgment for attorneys' fees for that work February 6, 2020

    Federal Bureau of Investigation: filed request and administrative appeal on behalf of an individual seeking DNA evidence in criminal matter; obtained records; matter pending Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: assisting client in obtaining records held by CMS (in progress) Environmental Protection Agency: filed judicial review, obtained records, and obtained settlement of attorneys' fees for engineering firm needing data and reports

    CURRENT WORK:
    • 1997 ? Present Elected County Commissioner, Lane County Board, Eugene, Oregon
    • 1982 ? Present Attorney and Owner, Sorenson Law Office, Eugene, Oregon
    PAST EXPERIENCE:
    • 2005 ? 2006 Adjunct Professor, School of Law, University of Oregon
    • 1993 ? 1997 Oregon State Senator (Member of Judiciary Committee), Salem, Oregon
    • 1984 ? 1985 Visiting Professor, Department of Geography, University of Oregon
    • 1983 ? 1984 Instructor, Dept. of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon
    • 1981 ? 1982 Volunteer Prosecutor, Lane County District Attorney's Office, Eugene, Oregon
    • 1979 ? 1982 Law Clerk, Dwyer Simpson and Wold, Attorneys, Eugene, Oregon
    • 1977 ? 1979 Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC
    • 1974 ? 1977 Legislative Assistant, Congressman Jim Weaver (Oregon), Washington, DC
    EDUCATION:
    • 1996 ? Certificate of Completion, Program for America's Emerging Political Leaders, Darden School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • 1982 ? J.D. University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • 1979 ? M.A. University of Oregon Geography Department, Eugene, Oregon
    • 1973 ? B.A. University of Oregon Geography Department, Eugene, Oregon
    • 1972 ? A.A. Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon
    BAR MEMBERSHIPS:
    • 1994 United States District Court for the District of Columbia
    • 1993 United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    • 1993 District of Columbia Court of Appeals
    • 1991 Supreme Court of the United States of America
    • 1984 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • 1983 United States District Court for the District of Oregon
    • 1982 Lane County Bar Association
    • 1982 Oregon State Bar
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Foreign Financial Accounts

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Foreign Financial Accounts Details


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Course Description

The government crackdown on foreign accounts over the past several years has created uncertainty about taxation and compliance. This program sheds some lights on the topic. It provides an overview of foreign financial accounts, private banking in Switzerland, investments, asset protection, client responsibilities, and FATCA, (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). It presents a thorough discussion of tax reporting and compliance, penalties for non-disclosure, and options available for remedying non-compliance. In addition, the presenters discuss tax preparation for foreign transactions, distinguishing between U.S. and non-U.S. persons for tax purposes, Nexus, disclosure and more.

Course Agenda

Private Banking in Switzerland
  • Why Switzerland?
  • Swiss Vital Statistics
  • What is a Private Bank?
  • Diversification: Investments, Currency and Jurisdiction
  • Portfolios
  • Bank Compliance
Compliance with FBAR Filing Requirements & Government Enforcement of Offshore Compliance
  • Reporting Requirements Related to Offshore Accounts and Assets
  • Foreign Bank Account (FBAR) Reporting
  • FBAR Filing Requirements
  • Other International Reporting Requirements
  • Criminal and Civil Penalties ? FBAR Violations
  • Willful or Non-Willful Penalty?
  • Maximum Amount of FBAR Willful Penalty
  • Non-Willful Penalty
  • Recent Developments in Offshore Tax Enforcement
  • Undisclosed Foreign Accounts ? What to Do?
  • Voluntary Disclosure Resolution Framework
  • Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures
  • Delinquent FBAR Procedures and Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures
  • Alternatives for Voluntary Disclosure
  • Audit and Litigation
Compliance in Cross Border Foreign Direct Investing
  • US Persons Defined
  • Reporting Primary Tax Filings
  • Foreign Tax Credit Form 1118 & 1116
  • Reporting Foreign Activity
  • GILTI
  • Disclosures

Course Credit per State


AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.3 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.07 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 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.

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Got a Handle on Employee Leaves of Absence

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Got a Handle on Employee Leaves of Absence Details


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Course Description

Jason A. Geller, Managing Partner of Fisher & Phillips' San Francisco office, addresses recent requirements for employer compliance with updated regulations under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and significant distinctions between CFRA and the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Because these laws are quite similar in many respects, the description of an employer and employee's duties under CFRA will parallel those under the FMLA. Jason also addresses practical challenges faced by the parties in complying with these laws and suggested policies and practices to ensure compliance.

Course Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Review of rise of leave rights generally
  • The basic requirements under CFRA/FMLA
  • Distinctions between FMLA and CFRA
  • Important changes to CFRA regulations
  • Suggested changes to leave policies and practices

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
CO - General: 1.32 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
MO - Self Study: 1.2 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
WA - General: 1.0 Credits
WV - General: 1.2 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Jason A. Geller

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

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

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

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

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

Jason was included in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2015.

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

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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
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 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
OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
SC - General: 1.01 Credits
TN - General: 1.02 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

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Independent Contractor Compliance

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Independent Contractor Compliance Details


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Course Description

Thomas A. Lenz and Cindy S. Arellano, Partners at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, discuss the factors which may give rise to "Misclassification" of workers by businesses. Are workers employees, or are they independent contractors, and how should businesses make these determinations? What are the possible consequences of misclassification? What are the new developments, trends and cases in this legal arena? The presenters discuss the benefits and risks of Independent Contractor status, triggers for misclassification audits, how to determine if a worker is properly classified and IRS criteria in classification matters. They offer valuable tips and a comprehensive review on how to conduct a best practices review of current employee classification systems and independent contractor relationships and review the new cases and laws in which these issues continue to be addressed.

Course Agenda

  • "Misclassification" - What Is It?
  • What's New with Classification Issues?
  • Benefits of Independent Contractor Status
  • Benefits of Using Independent Contractors
  • Risks
  • Common Triggers for Misclassification Audit
  • Overview of Classification Standards
  • How Do I Know If a Worker is Properly Classified?
  • Determinations/Rulings
  • Overview of IRS Criteria
  • Rulings/Risks/Pitfalls
  • IRS - Section 530 Relief (Safe Harbor)
  • Independent Contractor vs. Employee Factors

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
CO - General: 1.0 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.1 Credits
MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.3 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Thomas A. Lenz
Experience

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

Education

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

Memberships

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

Awards and Recognitions

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

Cindy Strom Arellano
Experience

Cindy Strom Arellano, head of the business and tax team, is a senior partner in the Cerritos office. Ms. Arellano?s practice focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation, qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation and retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, ERISA, tax audits and other tax controversy matters, and MBE/WBE/DBE certification. She also works with nonprofits, including educational foundations, auxiliary organizations, charitable organizations, and trade associations, and represents clients in general corporate transactional matters, business formations, compensation structuring, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Arellano regularly assists clients with drafting and reviewing executive and deferred compensation plans and agreements and advises both public and private sector clients on a variety of issues relating to 401(k), 403(b), 457 and other deferred compensation/retirement plans. She also assists clients with controlled group issues and with correcting qualified plan errors through IRS and DOL compliance programs. In addition, Ms. Arellano has considerable experience counseling clients with respect to their health and welfare benefit plans, Section 125 cafeteria plans, GASB 43 and 45 plans, voluntary disability plans, fringe benefit arrangements, and COBRA issues arising in mergers, acquisitions and/or restructuring of businesses. Ms. Arellano has represented numerous clients in the trucking, construction, entertainment, and other industries in connection with tax audits and controversies with the Employment Development Department (EDD), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and State Board of Equalization (SBE). Audits and tax controversies handled by Ms. Arellano have covered a multitude of issues, including worker misclassification, sales, income and employment tax disputes and trust fund recovery penalty assessments. Ms. Arellano has successfully appealed many tax assessments, and has negotiated many favorable alternate payment arrangements and settlements of disputed tax liabilities on behalf of clients who are in collections, under audit, or who have a pending appeal of an assessment by the IRS, EDD, SBE and/or FTB.

Education

Ms. Arellano received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. While at the University of Nebraska, Ms. Arellano served as a staff member of the Nebraska Law Review. Ms. Arellano received her LL.M. in taxation from the University of San Diego.

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International Income and Estate Tax Planning

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Course Description

Manya Deva Natan and Jacob Stein discuss international estate planning and income tax planning for non-resident aliens.

Course Agenda

  • What structures can NRAs use to navigate around the low exclusion amount and why it pays to plan
  • The dream inheritance ? U.S. citizen/resident heirs of NRAs
  • Discussion of case studies from real-life
  • Avoiding or minimizing withholding on US income
  • FIRPTA, portfolio income loans, branch profits tax
  • Optimal structures for NRA investment in the US

Course Credit per State


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
MS - General: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.2 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 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.

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IT 4 the JD - Update

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Course Description

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!

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 Credit per State


    AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.0 Credits
    FL - General: 1.0 Credits
    IL - General: 1.0 Credits
    NY - General: 1.0 Credits
    TX - General: 1.0 Credits

    Course Presenter(s)

    Russell Jackman, Esq.

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

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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
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
OK - Distance Learning: 2.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 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)

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Mindfulness and Elimination of Bias for Attorneys

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Course Description

This course provides takes a look at the concept of Implicit bias and explores its implications in the law profession. It then looks at the practice of mindfulness and how it can be a useful tool to avoid the negative consequences of Implicit Bias. Mr. Smith shares his own experience as a lawyer and how mindfulness was usefulness in overcoming biases in his law practice.

Course Agenda

  • Defining Implicit Bias
  • Implicit Bias in the Law Profession
  • Defining Mindfulness
  • Brain States and Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness Practice
  • Example of Mindfulness working against Racism
  • Practical Examples of Mindfulness Practice in the context of Law Practice

Course Credit per State


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 - General: 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
KS - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
KY - General: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.0 Credits
NC - 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 - Attorney Conduct: 1.0 Credits
SC - General: 1.03 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Lawrence M. Smith
Lawrence M Smith, Esq. received his law degree at the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Smith is currently working in private practice and resides in Sacramento, California and specializes in Consumer Collections and has over 25 years of experience in this field.
  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Music Copyright: the 2x6 Workshop

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Music Copyright: the 2x6 Workshop Details


Price:
$29.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 2.0 Credits
AZ - General: 2.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.5 Credits
CT - General: 1.5 Credits
FL - General: 2.0 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
IL - General: 1.5 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.7 Credits
KS - General: 2.0 Credits
KY - General: 1.75 Credits
ME - Self Study: 1.66 Credits
MS - General: 1.7 Credits
NC - General: 1.5 Credits
NH - General: 2.0 Credits
NJ - General: 2.0 Credits
NV - General: 1.5 Credits
NY - General: 2.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.75 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 2.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits
SC - General: 1.68 Credits
TX - General: 1.75 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
VA - General: 1.5 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Mark A. Pearson
Mark A. Pearson is the principal counsel at ARC Law Group, a law firm focused on advising Creative, Talented and Entrepreneurial clients in the areas of business, entertainment, sports and technology law. Following his career as an award-winning television producer, Mark spent the past decade advising some of the hardest working acts in the music biz, including international touring artists Con Brio, Front Country and DJ Mark Farina, as well as, up and coming acts such as Barrio Manouche and Ellise. In addition to his work in the music industry, Mark served as production counsel for Academy Award nominee, Borrowed Time and was recently awarded the Governor's Citation Medallion for his service to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy® Award). Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but with clients in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Nashville, Mark also advises leading entertainment-technology disruptors like TuneGo, Caffeine and Fandor.
  Course Price:
$29.99
 
 

NLRB-Labor Law Update

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NLRB-Labor Law Update Details


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$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
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: 1.1 Credits
KY - General: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.1 Credits
NC - General: 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
SC - General: 1.11 Credits
TN - General: 1.12 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Thomas A. Lenz
Experience

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

Education

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

Memberships

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

Awards and Recognitions

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Outside Tech Coming into Your Law Office

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$19.99

Course Description

As more employees bring their personal technology to work, (like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even desktop PCs), businesses can take advantage of this trend and reap a number of benefits, such as shorter technology learning curves, greater productivity, lower hardware and software costs and more active and involved employees. However, there is a downside to the BYOT development, of which risks to computer systems and exposure of confidential client information are just two examples. It is imperative to manage these risks with an official BYO Tech Policy ? an important implementation which most businesses and law firms have not yet done

In this presentation by Russell Jackman, Esq. of Calmputer Consulting Services in Marin County, California, Mr. Jackman discusses employee/employer control of technology and the legal issues that come from Bringing Your Own Technology to work. He discusses the types of technology available to the modern law office to control the access to information and data and addresses strategies to create a solid plan to deal with BYOT challenges. Moreover, with the ethical duty to maintain confidentiality, it is vitally important that lawyers and law firms be aware of the risks of BYOT.

Course Agenda

  • Why Bring Your Own Tech?
  • What Are the Challenges?
  • New Laws/Changing Requirements
  • The Dichotomy of Saving Data vs Erasing it completely
  • Where should you start?
  • NO LOCALIZATION OF DATA
  • Major Issues Facing Use of BYOT
  • Implementing a BYOT program
  • Bibliography

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Russell Jackman, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Sophisticated Planning for High Net Worth Individuals

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Sophisticated Planning for High Net Worth Individuals Details


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$19.99

Course Description

Transactions and Asset Protection, discusses trends and developments in a number of important areas. He reviews in detail how the drafting of irrevocable trusts has changed over the last 10 years and how to best structure these instruments to allow for greater flexibility through the use of a "trust protector." He discusses how irrevocable trusts can be used to protect assets, to provide privacy for assets, to enhance tax planning and their use in offshore planning. He describes the use of LLCs and which states may be the most advantageous for LLC/trust formation. He discusses specific trust provisions, asset protection with both domestic and foreign trusts, and which types of trusts may be most useful for assets which may be expected to appreciate in value, like start-ups. Additional topics include international tax planning, structuring foreign investment in the U.S., pre-immigration tax planning, and which offshore jurisdictions may be favored.

Course Agenda

  • Structuring Irrevocable Trusts
  • Asset Protection
  • Asset Protection with Trusts
  • Asset Protection with Domestic Trusts
  • Asset Protection with Foreign Trusts
  • Foreign Trusts ? Tax Treatment and Reporting
  • Defective Grantor Trusts
  • SCINs
  • GRATs
  • Income Tax Planning with DINGs
  • Monetized Installment Sale
  • Foreign Investment - FDAP and Capital Gains
  • Foreign Investment - Effectively Connected Income
  • Foreign Investment - Branch Profits Tax
  • Foreign Investment? FIRPTA
  • Foreign Investment? FIRPTA
  • Pre-Immigration Tax Planning

Course Credit per State


CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.3 Credits
NY - 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.

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Structuring Foreign Investments

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Structuring Foreign Investments Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

Structuring foreign investment in the U.S. is a hot topic. With lots of money pouring into the U.S. from the BRIC countries a lot of practitioners find themselves representing foreign clients. Representing such clients requires an understanding of U.S. taxation of foreigners and choice of entity. The discussion of U.S. taxation of foreign investment in the U.S. will provide an overview of effectively connected income, FDAP withholding, FIRPTA withholding, treaty application, branch profits tax and residence tests. Particular attention will be devoted to appropriate entity structures, including onshore-offshore hybrid structures.

Course Agenda

  • Structuring U.S. Inbound Investments
  • Inbound Taxation Investment Structures for Foreign Investors
  • Direct investment
  • LLC or LP
  • Domestic corporation
  • Foreign corporation
  • Foreign corporation ? domestic corporation (or U.S. LLC taxed as a corporation
  • Income Taxation of Inbound Investments
  • Residence for income tax purposes
  • Nonresident alien vs U.S. tax resident
  • U.S. tax residence is determined based on physical presence in the U.S. or immigration status as a green-card holder
  • Individuals who are U.S. tax residents are taxed on their worldwide income
  • NRAs and foreign corporations taxed on investment income from U.S. sources and income from a U.S. trade or business
  • Domestic corporations are taxed on a new quasi-territorial tax system
  • Inbound Taxation NRA Tax Rules
  • Withholding tax on passive income (FDAP)
  • Ordinary taxation of business income (ECI)
  • Capital gains, bank interest, portfolio interest
  • Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA)
  • Branch profits tax

Course Credit per State


CA - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
TX - 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.

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

The CA Privacy Act: What You Need to Know

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The CA Privacy Act: What You Need to Know Details


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$19.99

Course Description

The California Privacy act was put in place in 2018 but is being enforced now in 2020. Learn about how this law changes your practice and what you can do to prepare your law office and clients to deal with this (and soon to be in many other States) Privacy act, in both a technological & contractual way to avoid pitfalls and clarify with clients how their data will be protected.

Course Agenda

  • How did we get here?
  • Greater threats than ever before
  • Rule 1.6 Confidential Information of a Client
  • (a) A lawyer shall not reveal information protected from disclosure by Business and Professions Code section 6068, subdivision (e)(1) unless the client gives informed consent?
  • Rule 1.4 Communication with Clients
  • What is the CA Privacy Act
  • Who is covered?
  • What data is covered?
  • What is a Data Broker?
  • How do I comply?
  • Tech Solutions
  • Contractual Solutions
  • Why get a specialist?

Course Credit per State


CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Russell Jackman, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Them Spyin Eyes: Computer Security and the GDPR

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Them Spyin Eyes: Computer Security and the GDPR Details


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$19.99

Course Description

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). California passed a similar bill called The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The GDPR creates "Data Controllers" and "Data Processors" and protects "PII," or Personally Identifiable Information. This program helps attorneys understand the GDPR, protection of client data and what advice to provide businesses, particularly those with business interests in the EU. Mr. Jackman discusses the appointment and role of a Data Protection Officer, the rights of the data subject, compliance regulations, data breaches, and potential sanctions for failure of U.S. to follow the GDPR framework, as GDPR is applicable as long as the organization stores personal data of EU citizens.

Under GDPR personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer's IP address. With privacy rights a major legal issue, this program provides an ideal way to understand the issues and requirements in general and GDPR in particular.

Course Agenda

  • What is the GDPR?
  • Why do I care about the GDPR?
  • PII - Personally Identifiable Information
  • Data Collector vs Data Processor
  • Approach to Protection: More than one layer
  • Technical Protection: SECURITY of Data!
  • Contractual Compliance: GDPR needs it!
  • The Data Controller: the Buck Stops Here

Course Credit per State


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
ME - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.0 Credits
NC - General: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.2 Credits
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Russell Jackman, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Whistle-Blower Claims: Avoiding the Courthouse

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Whistle-Blower Claims: Avoiding the Courthouse Details


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$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

Course Credit per State


CA - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.1 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Jason A. Geller

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

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

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

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

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

Jason was included in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2015.

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

Workplace Investigations 101

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Workplace Investigations 101 Details


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Course Description

In any kind of business, there is a chance that employers will be required to investigate one or more employees at some point for allegations of misconduct such as discrimination or sexual harassment. A properly conducted workplace investigation is not only legally required but can also go a long way in protecting companies and mitigating risks for future problems.

In this webinar, Marin County, California attorneys Diana Maier and Beth Arnese go over the key things to know about workplace investigations so that you can garner the maximum legal protection such investigations may provide.

Topics addressed include when to investigate, how to prepare for an investigation, how to interview witnesses, how to prepare a written report, what to do after the investigation, and overall best practices for investigations.

Course Agenda

  • Why Do You Have to Investigate?
  • What Triggers the Duty To Investigate?
  • Benefits of An Investigation (Under California Law)
  • Benefits of An Investigation (Under Federal Law)
  • What Happens If You Don?t Investigate?
  • Attorneys as Investigators
  • Internal Personnel as Investigators
  • Ethical Issues to Understand
  • Privacy Issues
  • Before The Investigation: Preparation
  • Admonitions to The People You?re Interviewing
  • Interviews
  • How to Effectively Interview
  • How to Effectively Interview, Cont.
  • Where to Conduct the Interviews
  • Note-Taking During Interviews
  • Witness Statements
  • Steps to Take After Interviews Are Done
  • When Do You Want a Written Report?
  • Drafting The Report
  • Corrective Action Following the Investigation
  • Some Considerations (If Discrimination or Harassment Took Place)
  • Investigation Best Practices

Course Credit per State


CA - General: 1.0 Credits
CO - General: 1.2 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
WA - General: 1.0 Credits
WV - General: 1.2 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Diana Maier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beth Arnese

Beth Arnese received her J.D. from UCLA Law School in 2005. She practiced law for over 10 years, at both large firms and for the public sector, before joining the Law Offices of Diana Maier in 2016. She specializes in litigation as well as employment and privacy law. Beth also conducts workplace investigations.

  Course Price:
$19.99
 


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