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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part IV

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ABA Professional Responsibility Client-Lawyer Guidelines Part IV Details


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$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 - Professional Responsibility: 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
KY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
NV - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OK - Legal Ethics: 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


AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
GA - 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: 1.2 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: 1.0 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
 
 

Business and Asset Protection Strategies in the Age of Covid-19

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Business and Asset Protection Strategies in the Age of Covid-19 Details


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$19.99

Course Description

than those who have not. This engaging presentation on protecting assets from plaintiffs, lenders, creditors and the government will cover lessons learned from the financial crisis of 2008 that we can apply to the current landscape, what businesses can do now to transition into the recession, and how companies and individuals can protect their assets from litigation and creditor threats. The instructor will share real-life stories and anecdotes, and will present a very practical approach to protecting assets. The discussion will also cover asset protection planning in a troubled economy, focusing on protecting assets from lenders and landlords and how to plan after a lawsuit, a default or an accident.

Course Agenda

  • Overview of Asset Protection
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Business Entities
  • Trusts in Asset Protection
  • Protecting Specific Assets
  • How to plan for a lawsuit

Course Credit per State


AZ - General: 1.5 Credits
CA - General: 1.5 Credits
CT - General: 1.5 Credits
GA - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
IL - General: 1.25 Credits
NJ - General: 1.6 Credits
NY - General: 1.5 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.25 Credits
OK - Distance Learning: 1.5 Credits
SC - General: 1.31 Credits
TX - General: 1.25 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
 
 

Cryptocurrency - New Age Money or Scam - Live Webcast

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Cryptocurrency - New Age Money or Scam - Live Webcast Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

Cryptocurrency: There has been much talk about the use of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, as the hot new investment and a fast way of making money. But it's a very complicated process and has many pitfalls and challenges legally. This lecture will discuss the creation and use of cryptocurrencies, along with some of the challenges of trying to use and maintain cryptocurrencies as a financial tool and/or investment strategy.

Course Agenda

  • What is crypto currency?
  • Defining Bitcoin
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Cryptocurrency
  • The Real Cost of Mining Bitcoin
  • CASES
  • Top 5 Crypto Currency Failures

Course Credit per State


FL - General: 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
 
 

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


CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - 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
 
 

Ethical Issues - Pro Bono Representation - Live Webcast

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Ethical Issues - Pro Bono Representation - Live Webcast 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


CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 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
 
 

Ethical Issues for Trust, Estate & Probate Attorneys Under the California End of Life Option Act

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Ethical Issues for Trust, Estate & Probate Attorneys Under the California End of Life Option Act Details


Price:
$19.99

Course Description

The California End of Life Option Act ("EOLOA" or "the Act"), operative since June 9, 2016, impacts estate, trust, and probate practice in a variety of ways. This article explains the Act's eligibility and procedural criteria and shows how potential EOLOA fact patterns can implicate certain ethical rules of professional responsibility. Specifically, this article focuses on the interaction between the EOLOA and some of the updated Rules of Professional Conduct, effective since November 1, 2018.

Course Agenda

EOLOA Eligibility Criteria & Procedures
  • California's End of Life Option Act (EOLOA)
  • Summary of Eligibility Criteria
Health & Safety Code Sec. 443.2
  • Key Terms
  • Qualified Individual
  • Capacity to Make Medical Decisions
  • Informed Decision
  • Terminal Disease
  • Self-Administer
  • Summary of Process: Patient Perspective
Health & Safety Code Sections 443.3, 443.5-443.7
  • Requirements for Patient's Written Request
  • Who Can be a Witness?
  • Summary of Process: Physician Perspective
  • EOLOA: Estate Planning
  • Donative Transfers Presumed Invalid
  • Care Custodian
  • Health & Social Services
  • Dependent Adult (Senior)
  • Dependent Adult (Non-Senior)
  • EOLOA & Care Custodian
  • Care Custodian as Heir?
  • EOLOA: Safe Harbor
  • EOLOA: Criminal Conduct
EOLOA & Cal. Rules of Professional Responsibility
  • Ethical Issue #1: Diligence (as of November 10, 2018)
  • Fact Pattern: Diligence
  • Ethical Analysis
  • Ethical Issue #2: Confidential Information of a Client (as of November 10, 2018)
  • Fact Pattern: Permissive Disclosure of Client Information
  • Ethical Analysis
  • Ethical Issue #3: Conflict of Interest - Current Clients (as of November 10, 2018)
  • Directly Adverse
  • Significant Risk? Materially Limit
  • Financial, Family, or Intimate Relationships
  • Fact Pattern: Avoiding the Representation of Adverse Interests
  • Ethical Analysis

Course Credit per State


AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
IN - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional conduct: 1.0 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

Ariana Perfecto
Ariana M. Perfecto is an attorney at Lagerlof, LLP in Pasadena, California. She focuses on estate planning and trust administration. Ms. Perfecto earned her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. The California Trusts and Estates Quarterly recently published her article entitled, "The Practitioner's Guide to Preserving the Latino Legacy."
  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

FOIA - Freedom of Information Act

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FOIA - Freedom of Information Act Details


Price:
$19.99

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: 2.0 Credits
    CA - General: 1.75 Credits
    CT - General: 2.0 Credits
    FL - General: 2.0 Credits
    GA - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
    IL - General: 1.75 Credits
    IN - Distance Education: 1.8 Credits
    KY - General: 1.75 Credits
    MO - Self Study: 2.1 Credits
    MS - General: 1.8 Credits
    NH - General: 1.75 Credits
    NJ - General: 2.2 Credits
    NY - General: 2.0 Credits
    OH - Self Study: 1.75 Credits
    OK - Distance Learning: 2.0 Credits
    SC - General: 1.8 Credits
    TX - General: 2.0 Credits
    UT - Self Study: 1.5 Credits
    VA - 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:
$19.99
 
 

Foreign Financial Accounts - Live Webcast

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Foreign Financial Accounts - Live Webcast Details


Price:
$19.99

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


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
 
 

Freedom of Information Act: 2021 Update

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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


CA - General: 2.0 Credits
FL - General: 2.0 Credits
NY - General: 2.5 Credits
VA - 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
 
 

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


CA - General: 1.5 Credits
FL - General: 1.5 Credits
NY - General: 2.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.5 Credits

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Paperless Office and E-Discovery Techniques - Live Webcast

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Paperless Office and E-Discovery Techniques - Live Webcast Details


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Course Description

Attorneys need to find a way in today's high-tech environment to leave the mountains of paperwork behind them and free themselves with today's technology from being tied to paper all the time. This lecture will discuss the ethical and economic advantages of moving to an all-electronic format for most documents and how that can be accomplished.

Course Agenda

  • Tips for reducing paper use in the law office
  • Scanning Tips
  • Email ? The World?s Communication Tool
  • Benefits of Electronic Discovery
  • Benefits of Electronic vs. Paper Review
  • Electronic Discovery is Essential Because Corporate Data is ?Invisible?
  • Legal Authority Supporting Modern Discovery Practices
  • Preservation Only Required for Relevant Data
  • FRCP 30(b)(6)
  • Key Federal Discovery Rules
  • Electronic Discovery Cases Consequences of Spoliation
  • Electronic Storage Capacity
  • Boxes of Bytes
  • Traditional eDiscovery Model: Project vs. Process Based
  • The New Frontier ? Electronic Data Discovery
  • Paper Production What you see is what you get
  • Electronic Discovery Getting more than what?s on paper
  • Metadata in Email
  • ?Live? Word Document with Tracking On
  • Printed Spreadsheet
  • The Electronic Discovery Process
  • Electronic Discovery Defined
  • Electronic Documents Include
  • Modern Evidence Input Devices
  • Data Preparation
  • Data Collection and Preservation
  • Approximate CO$T$ OF EDD AND SCANNING SERVICES
  • The Need for Continuous Training and Consulting
  • Checklist for hiring a trainer for your firm
  • Further Resources

Course Credit per State


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
 
 

Patent Law Basics

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Patent Law Basics Details


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$19.99

Course Description

This course is designed to provide information for all attorneys with a general interest in Patent Law as well as those with clients who may have an idea with patent implications which they might like to explore. Although many areas of Patent Law do not often change, with advances in technology, medicine and other areas, along with general updates in rules and regulations specific to Patent Law Practice, this program addresses developments in those areas. Patent Law is a dynamic practice area and Mr. Nielsen's program discusses basic issues and concepts in an easy to understand and enjoyable fashion

Course Agenda

Goals of This Presentation Understand: 1. What is a patent? 2. What might be patentable in 2021? 3. Important deadlines 4. What patent work you may perform? 5. What patent work (or patent punishment) is reserved for registered patent attorneys?

Course Credit per State


CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
VA - 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.
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$19.99
 
 

Security and Confidentiality for Providing Legal Services Remotely

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Security and Confidentiality for Providing Legal Services Remotely Details


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Course Description

For lawyers, securing client information is of paramount importance and there can be severe risks that come from not doing so. However, most law firms are not adequately prepared in terms of cybersecurity because they do not invest in the tools necessary to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, client data. Failure to do so can be devastating for any law firm and the shift to working remotely due to COVID-19 has exacerbated the probability of these problems occurring. This program aims to elucidate the importance of cybersecurity for attorneys who are providing legal services from home and how to protect that legal data from potential cyberattacks.

Course Agenda

  • Why Cybersecurity?
  • Lawyer's Reasons for Cybersecurity
  • Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • ABA Formal Opinion 477
  • Lawyers? Legal Obligations
  • Client Business Areas
  • Top Security Risks for Law Firms
  • Internal vs. External Risk
  • Cybersecurity Preparedness in Law Firms
  • How to Eliminate High Cyber Risk Vector
  • Cybersecurity Safeguards
  • Cybersecurity Habits
  • Vendor Review - ABA Formal Opinion 08-451
  • Secure Data
  • Use Passwords Intelligently
  • Make it Hard to Unlock with 2FA
  • Use Secure Communication Channels
  • Backups
  • How to Recover from a Cyber Incident
  • ABA Formal Opinion 483
  • Cybersecurity Insurance
  • Virtual-lawyering Risks
  • CLSMF Experience
  • Initial Considerations for Success
  • What Helps
  • Control #1: Inventory & Control Hardware Assets
  • Control #2: Inventory & Control Software Assets
  • Top Threats in 2020
  • Top Mitigations to Implement in 2020

Course Credit per State


CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 Credits

Course Presenter(s)

  Course Price:
$19.99
 
 

Sexual Harassment, Attorneys and Social Media

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Sexual Harassment, Attorneys and Social Media Details


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Recent events show that the issue of sexual harassment in all areas, specifically the legal field, needs to be addressed. This discussion addresses the costs of sexual harassment, how the growth of social media can create harmful sexual harassment situations and how attorneys can utilize social media to help fight it.

Course Agenda

  • Sexual Harassment: The Numbers
  • The Costs of Harassment
  • ABA Rule 8.4 (g)
  • Social Media makes it easier to harass
  • Yik Yak: A Social Media Harassment Case Study
  • What can be done?
  • Can Social Media Help?

Course Credit per State


CA - General: 1.0 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.0 Credits
NC - General: 1.0 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)

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
 
 

Structuring Foreign Investments

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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


AZ - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
CT - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 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
 
 

Taking Depositions in the New Virtual Era

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Taking Depositions in the New Virtual Era Details


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$19.99

Course Description

The Coronavirus epidemic has been wildly disruptive to many aspects of our lives and professions and conduction depositions is no exception. Virtual depositions are now standard and routine and are likely to remain ubiquitous even once the epidemic has abated. In this course we look at depositions generally from an overview perspective and then examine both the advantages and disadvantages of virtual definitions. Some important case law examples are explored and then we conclude with some practical considerations when conducting virtual depositions.

Course Agenda

  • High Level Overview
  • Case Law
  • Virtual Deposition Mechanics
  • Advantages of Virtual Depositions
  • Disadvantages of Virtual Depositions
  • Practical Considerations of Virtual Depositions

Course Credit per State


CA - General: 1.0 Credits
FL - Technology: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 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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$19.99
 
 

Time to Say Goodbye: Ethical Considerations When Ending Client Relationship

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$19.99

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


CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - 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
 
 

Unauthorized Practice of Law

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Course Description

The unauthorized practice of law, (UPL), is "engaging in the practice of law by persons or entities not authorized to practice law" and the State needs to control who holds themselves out as an attorney to give value to the licensing and ethics control entities such as the Bar Associations and Court systems. Tensions arise when consumers need certain services which they may believe are too costly if performed by a bona fide lawyer or firm. This course outlines those tensions, the balancing factors which certain states have used to address these issues and takes a close look at several situations in which the non-lawyer entities may pose a risk to the public, and where lawsuits have been necessary to limit or curtail these non-lawyer entities.

Course Agenda

  • What is UPL?
  • The Wills Crisis and UPL
  • LegalZoom & UPI
  • Cases
  • The Florida Bar v. Moses, 380 So. 2d 412 (Fla. 1980)
  • Peters Production, Inc. v. Desnick Broadcasting Company
  • Ginger v. Cohn (Cite 426 F.2d 1385)
  • Bay County Bar Association v. Finance System, Inc.
  • State v. Despain, 319 S.C. 317, 460 S.E.2d 576 (1995),
  • Franklin v. Chavis, 371 S.C. 527, 640 S.E.2d 873 (2007)
  • Kone v. Wilson,630 S.E.2d 744, 272 Virginia 59 (2006)
  • House Counsel
  • Punishments for Violations: Examples
  • Conclusions

Course Credit per State


CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Professionalism: 1.0 Credits
GA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional conduct: 1.0 Credits
OK - Legal Ethics: 1.0 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
UT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
VA - 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
 
 

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

  • The rise in whistleblowing and retaliation lawsuits
  • Important laws protecting employees against retaliation for whistleblowing
  • Enforcement by governmental agencies
  • What is ?protected activity? and how to spot it
  • Effective responses to whistleblowing and ?protected activity?
  • Why So Much Whistleblowing?
  • Publicity: Federal and State whistleblowing claims are in the press
  • Creates liability where none existed!
  • The Legal Landscape: What We Need to Know - ?Protected Activity?
  • Wrongful Discharge in Violation of ?Public Policy?
  • Federal False Claims Act
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • State laws protecting whistleblowers
  • The ?adverse actions? that can cause problems:
  • The Legal Landscape: What We Need to Know ? ?Adverse Action?
  • Look Out! Government Agencies Are Involved
  • EEOC, OSHA, NLRB, SEC State agencies
  • SEC Whistleblowing Program
  • SEC/NLRB enforcement:
  • Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Social media policies
  • Recent wage/hour complaint?
  • The Best Response: Solid Policies and Practices
  • Employer complaint procedures
  • The Best Response: Solid Policies and Practices
  • Employer?s investigation protocol
  • Employer?s response to protected activity
  • Conduct objective and thorough investigation required by the circumstances
  • Carefully evaluate risks of subsequent discipline to employee
  • The Best Response: Spot Retaliation ?Red-Flags? And Shut Them Down!
  • Stricter supervision
  • New performance issues
  • Higher standards or expectations
  • Supervisor complaints to others
  • Coworkers shun, tease, threaten
  • Knock, Knock: The Government Is at Your Door on A Whistleblowing Complaint
  • Gatekeeping when the auditor arrives
  • Final Questions

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
IN - Distance Education: 1.0 Credits
KY - General: 1.0 Credits
MO - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
MS - General: 1.1 Credits
MT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
TN - General: 1.1 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
UT - Self Study: 1.0 Credits
VA - General: 1.0 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
  Course Price:
$19.99
 


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