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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part V

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part V Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
SC - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Attorneys and the Cloud - Update

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Attorneys and the Cloud - Update Details


Price:
$19.99

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.

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. Additional Cloud areas discussed include Centralized case/matter management, Document management, Time and billing, Scheduling/reporting, Contact management, Conflict checking and more.

Course Agenda

  • What is the "cloud"?
  • Cloud Benefits
  • Ethics behind Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Concerns
  • Cloud Tasks for Attorneys
  • Cloud Considerations
  • Cloud Computing Services
  • Managing Cloud Risks
  • Legal Specific Cloud Computing Services

Course Credit per State


AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
SC - Ethics: 1.13 Credits
UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Russell Jackman, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Ethical Considerations when Screening and Selecting New Clients

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Ethical Considerations when Screening and Selecting New Clients Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


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

Ethical Issues - Pro Bono Representation

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Ethical Issues - Pro Bono Representation Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

Pro bono legal representation is more critical now than ever with the issues that are with us in the challenges of the economy and Covid 19. This lecture discusses the ethical requirements of providing pro bono representation for under represented clients and why it makes such a big difference to the image and performance of the legal profession.

Course Agenda

  • Pro Bono: Definition
  • The need for Pro Bono
  • CASES
  • How to get involved
  • Conclusions

Course Credit per State


AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
AL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.3 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
SC - Ethics: 1.08 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Russell Jackman, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

FOIA: Freedom of Information Act - 2021 Update

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FOIA: Freedom of Information Act - 2021 Update Details


Price:
$29.99

Course Description

Presentation Goals: To help attorneys - in all fields of practice - learn how to more successfully navigate the FOIA process to better support their clients

Course Agenda

  • The phases/steps of the FOIA process
  • Background and Purpose of FOIA
  • Practical tips to increase the success of a FOIA request
  • Provide practical tips for the administrative appeal and judicial review phases
  • Increase the likelihood of a reasonable attorneys? fees shift award

Course Credit per State


AL - On-Demand: 2.0 Credits
AZ - General: 2.0 Credits
CA - General: 2.0 Credits
FL - General: 2.5 Credits
GA - Self Study: 2.0 Credits
IL - General: 2.0 Credits
KY - General: 2.0 Credits
MT - Self Study: 2.0 Credits
NC - General: 2.0 Credits
NJ - General: 2.5 Credits
NY - General: 2.0 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 2.5 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 2.0 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
  Course Price:
$29.99
 
 

Gambling as an Addiction - Not Worth the Gamble

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Gambling as an Addiction - Not Worth the Gamble Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

Gambling has become more present and easier to do in recent years, with many new forms of gambling existing and new ones coming on the horizon. Attorneys or their friends or family who may fall victim to the addiction of gambling may be unsure of the signs or what to do to deal with the problem. This lecture talks about how attorneys can identify the professional threats to their practice that could come from a gambling addiction, the laws regarding online gambling and what resources there are available to attorneys to help alleviate the problem.

Course Agenda

  • Gambling
  • Gambling As An Addiction
  • What Makes Online Gambling More Dangerous?
  • Is the Site I am using legal?
  • CASES
  • Solutions?

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 1.5 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.5 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.2 Credits
MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NC - General: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.4 Credits
NV - Substance Abuse: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.25 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
VA - 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
 
 

Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.

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Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc. Details


Price:
$29.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 2.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.5 Credits
CT - General: 2.0 Credits
FL - General: 2.0 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
IL - General: 1.5 Credits
KY - General: 1.75 Credits
MT - Self Study: 1.75 Credits
NC - General: 1.5 Credits
NH - General: 1.75 Credits
NJ - General: 2.1 Credits
NV - General: 1.5 Credits
NY - General: 2.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits
TX - General: 1.75 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Michael Carroll
Michael W. Carroll is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University's Washington College of Law.[1][2] Carroll is one of the founding Board Members of Creative Commons, a not-for-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others to legally build upon and share.[1] He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Library of Science PLOS and served on the National Academy of Sciences' Board on Research Data and Information from 2008 to 2013.
  Course Price:
$29.99
 
 

Lawyers & The Opioid Crisis

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Lawyers & The Opioid Crisis Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - Competence Issues: 1.0 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - Substance Abuse: 1.0 Credits
IL - Mental Health - Substance Abuse : 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
NC - Substance Abuse / Mental Health: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.3 Credits
NV - Substance Abuse: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
SC - Substance Abuse: 1.05 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
 
 

Music Copyright: the 2x6 Workshop

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Music Copyright: the 2x6 Workshop Details


Price:
$29.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 2.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.5 Credits
CT - General: 1.5 Credits
FL - General: 2.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.5 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.7 Credits
ME - Self Study: 1.66 Credits
MO - Self Study: 2.0 Credits
MT - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
NJ - General: 2.0 Credits
NV - General: 1.5 Credits
NY - General: 2.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits
SC - General: 1.68 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

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

Progress in Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

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Progress in Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession Details


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$19.99

Course Description

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

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

Course Agenda

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

Course 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 - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Diversity Inclusion Elimination of Bias: 1.2 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 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
 
 

Technology and Bias - Spreading it and Stopping it

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Technology and Bias - Spreading it and Stopping it Details


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$19.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - Elimination of Bias: 1.0 Credits
FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
KY - General: 1.0 Credits
MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Diversity Inclusion Elimination of Bias: 1.4 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
SC - General: 1.13 Credits
TX - General: 1.25 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
 
 

Through the Smoke: Legal Trends and Gun Violence

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Through the Smoke: Legal Trends and Gun Violence Details


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$19.99

Course Description

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

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

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

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

Course Agenda

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

Course 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
NV - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Greg Woods, J.D.

Greg Woods received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from San Francisco Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University. At San Francisco Law School Greg was a recipient of the Bernard Witkin Award for academic excellence in Contracts Writing and was an editorial staff member with the San Francisco Law Review. He served as a Certified Legal Intern with the Office of the District Attorney in San Francisco.

Greg Woods presently serves as Lecturer with the Department of Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University and was recently named Lecturer of Justice Studies at San Jose State University and at the Department of Criminology Studies at Sonoma State University.

As an educator, constitutional scholar, law enforcement/legal trend watcher and student of history, Greg constantly seeks and receives information from a wide variety of sources and is in the forefront as a commentator on topical issues in Criminal Law.

Outside the classroom, Greg has been acknowledged by former students at the annual San Francisco State Scholar Athlete Reception as a faculty member who ?made a valuable impact on their academic life.?

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Time to Say Goodbye: Ethical Considerations When Ending Client Relationship

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Time to Say Goodbye: Ethical Considerations When Ending Client Relationship Details


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Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.3 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
TN - Dual: 1.06 Credits
TX - 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.

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Update on NLRB Cases, Guidance and Rulemaking

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Update on NLRB Cases, Guidance and Rulemaking Details


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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
KY - 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
TN - General: 1.07 Credits
TX - General: 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.

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$19.99
 


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