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Individual CLE Courses

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

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Virginia CLE Courses

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Economic Analysis in Employment Matters

Price: $19.99

Dr. Jouganatos discusses the appropriate benefits to include in loss calculations, the discount rate, wage growth rate, earnings basis, present value calculations, mitigation issues including inferior employment, and hearsay problems as well as adverse tax consequences of a lump-sum award or settlement. Methods of computing loss of benefits and pensions, are discussed, among other issues. He also discusses his approach when undertaking cases. Through this course, attorneys will have a greater understanding of the elements of economic analysis in employment matters.

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, MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • Compensatory Damages
  • Loss of earnings (all forms of compensation) past and future Benefits, including pension.
  • No loss of Social Security possible
  • The Calculations
  • Historic Loss ('back pay')
  • Present Value of Future Loss ('front pay')
  • The Main Components
  • Worklife
  • Discount Rate
  • Net discount rate
  • Tax issue
  • Wage growth rate
  • Inflation rate
  • Salary or compensation basis
  • Other Issues
  • Pension
  • Health Benefits
  • Social Security
  • Unused vacation
  • Mitigation of loss
  • Taxes
  • Punitive Damages
  • Economic analysis only in assessing defendant's financial condition
  • Credit Score Damage

Course Presenter(s):

  • George Jouganatos
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Ethical Considerations for the In-house Counsel

Price: $19.99

In this course we will look at the ethical issues that are particularly relevant to an organization?s in-house counsel. After a brief overview of what makes the situation of an in-house counsel unique, we will explore specific ABA rules of professional responsibility and look at example cases that illuminate the issues in-house counsels may face. Areas covered are: Confidentiality of Information, Conflict of Interest: Current Clients, Current Clients: Specific Rules, Organization as Client and Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law.

Credits:

AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.08 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, VA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • ABA Rules of Professional Responsibility
  • Confidentiality of Information
  • Conflict of Interest: Current Clients
  • Current Clients: Specific Rules
  • Organization as Client
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice of Law

Course Presenter(s):

  • Joe Schofield
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Ethical Considerations when Marketing and Advertising Legal Services

Price: $19.99

In this course we will look at the ethical considerations that should be followed when lawyers engage in marketing and advertising. First, we examine the history and context of marketing and advertising by attorneys. Next, we look at the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and determine which rules are most relevant to attorney marketing and advertising. Lastly, we explore real world scenarios of these principles in action by investigating specific cases where these issues arose.

Credits:

AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, AL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, MO - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits, OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits, PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.05 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, VA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • Overview of Marketing
  • ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Communications Concerning a Lawyer?s Services
  • Communications Concerning a Lawyer?s Services: Specific Rules
  • Solicitation of Clients
  • Case Law

Course Presenter(s):

  • David Graulich, Esq.
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Ethics and the Court of Public Opinion

Price: $19.99

Calculated to increase awareness of significant issues impacting the integrity of the legal profession and public trust, the course examines high profile examples of wrongful behavior and traditional notions of moral character. From select sections of the Model Rules of Conduct and terms and concepts from the ethical tradition, it is an informed analysis of questionable decision making under difficult circumstances requiring practitioners to employ the highest standards of care, to preserve the rights and remedies of those they serve and promote the credibility of the justice system.

Credits:

AK - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits, IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits, PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.13 Credits, TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits, VA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

Attorneys will benefit from the examination of the Model Rules of Conduct, increase awareness of issues and trends involving professional responsibility, and visit the harmful impact questionable behavior has on the public trust. To better deliver the constitutional imperative and improve their advocacy for the rights and remedies of those they serve, the result delivers a prescription for credibility of the judicial process and integrity of the justice system for practitioners in the United States. The overall value aspires to preserve civil rights, promote dignity of the profession, increase public trust, and improve quality of life.

Course Presenter(s):

  • Greg Woods, J.D.
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How to Write an Effective Mediation Brief

Price: $19.99

In this course we will look at the effective strategies in writing a mediation brief. A mediation brief is an underappreciated tool in setting the right tone in a mediation that balances a forceful legal argument and a stance of conciliation. A mediation brief is also an important opportunity to educate the mediator that increased the change of both sides reaching an agreement.

Credits:

AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits, AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - General: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, KY - General: 1.0 Credits, MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, PA - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.02 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Share or not to share
  • Why share
  • Avoid repurposed legal documents
  • Summarize facts efficiently
  • Cite case law appropriately
  • Set the proper tone
  • Look to persuade not to put off
  • Imagining and addressing what the other side needs
  • Don?t overlook mediation history
  • What happens prior to mediation?
  • Address obstacles to settlement
  • Propose workable creative solutions

Course Presenter(s):

  • Bruce Edwards
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Implicit Bias and Bias-Reduction Strategies

Price: $19.99

Having presented MCLE programs in the areas of "Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession" and "Diversity, Inclusion and Equity" for over a decade, attorney Steven A. Nielsen has witnessed the importance of these issue grow, along with the statistical data and measurement of progress. In this presentation, Mr. Neilsen focuses on "Implicit Bias," and the promotion of bias-reducing strategies to address how unintended biases regarding race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics undermine confidence in the legal system. Among specific Implicit (or "Subconscious") Biases which he addresses are "Ageism," and "The Halo Effect." He discusses the impact these biases have on the legal profession and society writ large, on individual lawyers and their practices, and scenarios in which they can impact the courtroom and the law firm workplace.

Credits:

AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - Implicit Bias: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - Professionalism: 1.0 Credits, GA - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, IL - Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, ND - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NJ - Diversity Inclusion Elimination of Bias: 1.3 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - Dual: 1.08 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

Course Presenter(s):

  • Steven A Nielsen
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NLRB Update

Price: $19.99

Labor law is currently in the news. High profile campaigns and issues involving many businesses we frequent are in the public eye. Because labor law has a broader scope and greater impact than many practitioners may realize, this program will address recent developments at the National Labor Relations Board on a variety of issues. The focus will be on several areas, including case rulings, expanding remedies for unlawful conduct, hot topic issues, as well as potential change to come through legislation, policy, and regulations. Even if you do not regularly practice before the National Labor Relations Board, this program provides insight on issues on NLRB's agenda which touch upon areas practitioners may have considered to be exclusively regulated by state or federal employment law.

Credits:

AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits, AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - General: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, NH - General: 1.0 Credits, NV - General: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.0 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

    Areas of Development
  • Case rulings
  • Remedies
  • Regulations
  • Legislation
    Cases
  • American Steel (372 NLRB No. 23)
  • ArrMaz Products (372 NLRB No. 12)
  • Bexar Performing Arts Center (372 NLRB No. 28)
  • Grill Concepts (372 NLRB No. 30)
  • McLaren Macomb (372 NLRB No. 58)
  • RAV Truck (372 NLRB No. 25)
  • Sunbelt Rentals (372 NLRB No. 24)
  • T-Mobile (371 NLRB No. 163)
  • Tesla (371 NLRB No. 131)
  • Thryv, Inc. (372 NLRB No. 22)
  • Troutbrook Company (372 NLRB No. 26)
  • Valley Hospital (371 NLRB No. 160)
  • AFL-CIO v. NLRB
  • NLRB v. Aakash
    Pending Cases of Interest
  • Stericycle - NLRB Case 4-CA-137660 on employee handbooks and workplace rules
  • The Atlanta Opera - NLRB Case 10-RC-276292 on employee versus independent contractor status
  • Amazon.com Services LLC - NLRB Case 29- CA-292392 on employer holding mandatory "captive audience" meetings
  • Black Lives Matter cases
  • Starbucks and injunction
  • Amazon elections and charges
  • And more
  • Remedies
  • Regulations
  • Legislation
  • Policy Efforts
  • Landscape and Conclusion

Course Presenter(s):

  • Thomas A. Lenz
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Water Law: Water Rights, Droughts, and a Flood of Legal Issues Part II

Price: $19.99

After recent years in which records have been set for both rain and lack of precipitation, Environmental and Water Law expert Wes Miliband discusses issues which arise when both drought and climate change create conditions over which populations have little control. To help attorneys proactively recognize and address these issues so as to prevent both legal disputes and damage to people and property in the future, Mr. Miliband raises awareness of how, and where, such disputes may arise. He addresses the basic system of water rights, tribal, military and Federal rights, key cases, how local, state and federal water agencies work and long term creative solutions for an uncertain future, such as ocean winds, desalination and other sustainable techniques.

Credits:

AK - Voluntary: 1.0 Credits, AZ - General: 1.0 Credits, CA - General: 1.0 Credits, CT - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - General: 1.0 Credits, 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, OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, OK - Distance Learning: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.05 Credits, TX - General: 1.0 Credits, UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • Overview and Refresh from Part 1 (October 2021)
  • Describe the key drivers behind California?s water system;
  • Identify federal, state, and local agencies and their respective roles and responsibilities; and
  • Provide an overview of the State?s water rights and water conveyance systems.
  • Environmental laws affecting water supply allocation. Recent droughts, storm cycles and other current events impacting water supplies in California

Course Presenter(s):

  • Wes Miliband
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Weed on the Jobsite: Understanding Virginias Marijuana Legalization

Price: $19.99

This course examines that tapestry of Virginia and Federal laws regarding marijuana and the implications of its use of the jobsite. Thus course first looks at the history of Virginia's drug laws culminating in the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. It then looks are Federal laws and how they interact with local Virgina laws. Next, we explore regulations from various federal agencies such as MSHA, OSH and DOT. We then investigate important precedents in case law on this topic. Lastly, we look at best practices that employers should follow.

Credits:

CA - General: 1.0 Credits, FL - General: 1.0 Credits, IL - General: 1.0 Credits, IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits, NY - General: 1.0 Credits, TN - General: 1.02 Credits, VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Agenda:

  • Virginia's Marijuana Laws
  • Federal Law
  • MSHA
  • OSHA
  • DOT
  • Case Cites
  • Employment Considerations

Course Presenter(s):

  • Anne G. Bibeau, Esq