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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part II

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part II Details


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


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

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$29.99
 
 

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

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


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$24.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


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

Course Presenter(s)

David Graulich, Esq.

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

  Course Price:
$24.99
 
 

Competence Issues Relevant to an Attorneys Ability to Perform Legal Services

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$19.99

Course Description

In this program patent attorney Steven A. Nielsen discusses the evolution of awareness of the general subject matter of competence as it relates to substance abuse (including new legal medical cannabis), stress, age, dementia and other factors and their relationship to the practice of law. The maxim that "the law is a jealous mistress" can be true if attorneys fail to take a big picture view of the factors at work which can cause physical and mental harm and distract lawyers from enjoyment of their lives and the need to pay attention to their physical and mental health.

This program addresses both the need for awareness of substance abuse, depression, mental illness, age, cognitive decline and related issues, plus practical, easy to implement steps to facilitate an enjoyable and effective practice.

Course Agenda

Course Credit per State


AK - : 1.0 Credits
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
ND - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.06 Credits
NJ - General: 1.3 Credits
NY - : 1.0 Credits
SC - Substance Abuse: 1.06 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 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
 
 

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

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


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

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

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

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


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

Course Presenter(s)

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

Diversity in the Legal Profession

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Diversity in the Legal Profession Details


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$19.99

Course Description

While awareness of the need for support for diversity among law firms continues to increase, the goal of proportionate inclusion for people of diverse ethnicity and women remains substantially unfulfilled. Members of historically underrepresented groups remain seriously disadvantaged in both training and work environments. In this program attorney Steven A. Nielsen discusses the gap between efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the less than satisfactory results as documented in current statistical data. He offers his thoughts on how the profession can first recognize the root causes that contribute to a lack of diversity and how, with this knowledge, firms can implement practical policies of inclusion to provide a way forward to increase racial and gender diversity.

Course Agenda

  • What does the current literature tell us?
  • Pressure for Law School Ranking Hurts Women
  • Both Law and Medicine have Diversity Problems
  • Getting into Law School
  • Making a Living as a Lawyer
  • Covering the Bases of D and I
  • A Broader Definition of Diversity
  • 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 frim considered success?
  • Crossover Subjects
  • Bias - A Proposed Big Picture View
  • A Proposed Big Picture Approach
  • What is Bias?
  • Mechanical Bias
  • Group Bias
  • What is Discrimination?
  • 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 Skilled Mediator Example
  • Bias in Action
  • Can we learn to withhold judgment?
  • Question Everything

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: 1.25 Credits
IL - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
NC - General: 1.0 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.05 Credits
NJ - General: 1.3 Credits
NY - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Conduct: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.05 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 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
 
 

Fair Credit Reporting Act

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Fair Credit Reporting Act Details


Price:
$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
CO - 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
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.03 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 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.
  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

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

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


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$24.99

Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


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

Course Presenter(s)

  Course Price:
$24.99
 
 

How to Understand and Properly Value Client Assets

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How to Understand and Properly Value Client Assets Details


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$19.99

Course Description

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

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

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

Course Agenda

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

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

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AL - On-Demand: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
ME - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NC - General: 1.0 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits
SC - General: 1.01 Credits
TN - General: 1.02 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Independent Contractor Compliance

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Independent Contractor Compliance Details


Price:
$19.99

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
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
OH - Self Study: 1.0 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 Lenz is a senior partner handling all aspects of labor and employment law issues from the firm's Cerritos and Pasadena offices. He heads the firm's traditional labor and National Labor Relations Board practice. He works with employers in all major industries across California and the West. He currently services on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section for the State Bar of California. Tom began his law practice with the National Labor Relations Board, Region 21, in Los Angeles, where he investigated and tried unfair labor practice cases, ran workplace elections, and acted as an administrative hearing officer. Tom was assigned difficult cases, including numerous charges involving SEIU's Justice for Janitors campaign activity throughout Los Angeles, and the majority of his cases required work in the Spanish language. He received a formal commendation for his performance from the Agency's General Counsel.

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.

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Leak-Driven Law

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Leak-Driven Law Details


Price:
$24.99

Course Description

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

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

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


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

Course Presenter(s)

  Course Price:
$24.99
 
 

Managing Data Privacy Risk for Life Science Companies

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Managing Data Privacy Risk for Life Science Companies Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

Course Agenda

Topics for Discussion
  • How and when HIPAA applies to Life Sciences Companies
  • Examples of current government agency enforcement of HIPAA and other privacy statutes that apply to life sciences
  • Safely and legally conducting data transfers from the EU to the U.S using the health data exception
  • The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on life sciences companies
  • Cybersecurity and the board of directors: fiduciary duties and governance

Course Credit per State


AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NH - General: 1.0 Credits
NJ - General: 1.2 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.03 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 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:
$19.99
 
 

Public Health Data and the Law

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Public Health Data and the Law Details


Price:
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Course Description

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

Course Agenda

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

Course Credit per State


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

Course Presenter(s)

  Course Price:
$19.99
 


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