Iowa CLE Courses

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  • Description: Covering the key aspects of Intellectual Property litigation, with a special focus on the 3 primary areas including patents, trademarks and copyright, this CLE course will offer a comprehensive overview as well as a discussion of pre-suit investigation and considerations. The course will cover filing a lawsuit, unique features of IP litigation, damages, settlements, and resolutions. Recent cases and relevant statutes that impact IP litigation will also be addressed. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will present the basics of criminal law from a practical standpoint beginning with the initial phone call all the way through to the courthouse. The course will explain every part of the process from dealings with clients and their families to ADA’s, court staff and juries. Fee negotiations, pleas, cooperation agreements, Supreme Court procedures and motion practice will all be addressed. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Between stimulus payments and eviction moratoriums, bankruptcy filings have reached record lows. This assistance, however, provided on a federal and state level in response to COVID-19, will not last forever. When these expire, small businesses looking for a new means of support can turn to Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy code, which this informative and timely CLE course will present. The course will offer a step-by-step guide for plan approval as well as commercial lease... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: The post-COVID world has companies completely re-imagining workplaces, whether actual or virtual. This CLE course will explain various fringe benefits of a distributed or hybrid workforce, including employment tax benefits and those being offered real-time to motivate workers to return to offices or remain in place. The course will cover guidance from the IRS and various states on how to manage the complexities of these tax issued both in regards to reporting and withholding for employ... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Offering a comprehensive overview of US law concerning restrictive covenants, covenants not to compete, solicitation agreements and other non-compete terms in employment agreements in various state jurisdictions, the CLE course will look at the statutory, judicial and other frameworks states use to address these issues. The course will offer practical advice for those who review non-compete provisions in employment agreements or for the purpose of negotiating and drafting such agreem... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Learn how to protect yourself from the effects of lawsuits through personal asset protection. This CLE course will offer an in-depth guide for protecting your personal wealth including a basic history, exemption status under federal and state law, risk analysis and definitions. The course will also delve into protections for different types of assets such as physical and real asset, liquid, domestic, offshore and others. Protection tools such as Limited Liability Companies, Family Limi... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: This advanced CLE course is designed for a variety of lawyers. It will focus on the use of Google sheets and AirTable as well as the ethical issues related to such tools. Using a Prime Time TV sublease to dissect ethical issues, the course will delve into a variety of ways clients might be impacted by COVID with regards to leases and CRE long term, business and restaurant advisors, work from home issues and curbside eating and delivery. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: The cannabis industry is complex and dynamic, as are the ethical considerations surrounding representation, starting with the legal issues and ethics of representing cannabis clients. This CLE course will present a variety of legal scenarios that often arise as well as the current status of the federal and state stance on marijuana and the prospect for reform. The course will address the strategies currently being employed to mitigate risk and how the courts have attempted to reconcile... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: Nearly every case to come to trial today includes new age forensics and expert witnesses. Given the fear of most attorneys, both criminal and civil, to cross examine and expert in his or her field, a comprehensive guide is critical to doing so. This CLE course will offer a tactical guide to cross examining expert witnesses, offering tips and strategies to punch holes in an expert’s credentials and credibility. Presenting common sense, tried and tested techniques, these approaches can b... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: The recent tax proposal released by the House Ways & Means Committee has a huge impact on retirement accounts. This informative CLE course will provide details to key provisions of the proposal including the $10m retirement account cap, the elimination of Backdoor Roth IRA and of Mega Backdoor Roth IRA’s. Other provisions to be discussed include: Asset holding prohibitions Investment using IRA’s in entities for which you are an owner Statute of limitations extensions And more Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Income losses from COVID-19 are a continued problem in industries throughout the US. Many, whether private organizations or public entities, have employed their Business Interruption insurance policy to offset the loss. This CLE course will present the current state of insurance claims for such interruptions and explain how to prepare, present and support a lost income claim. The course, presented by experienced professionals in the field of business interruption insurance, wil... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The charges and evidence supporting the conviction of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd evolved from manslaughter to murder. This case, wherein the police officer placed his knee on the victim’s neck, commanded national attention and was one of the events that spurred the Black Lives Matter movement. This CLE course will review the charges – third degree murder, second degree murder and second degree manslaughter and the evidence that creat... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Policing in America has experienced a huge upheaval as well as advanced scrutiny over the past year. This CLE course will help you stay on top of new developments including residential searches under Caniglia v. Strom, intent to restrain as a seizure under Torres v. Madrid, and residential arrests under Lange v. California. The course will offer an overview on the top ten ways that policing in the post-George Floyd/Breonna Taylor may impact your practice and address issues such as qual... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Police conduct remains a hot topic. This CLE course will focus primarily on claims of excessive force and wrongful arrest as well as other topics related to federal litigation of police misconduct. The course will address major doctrinal issues as well as claims under the 4th, 5th and 14th amendments against both government entities and individuals. The course will explain the qualified immunity defense and offer pointers for both plaintiff and defense counsels using exhibits to illust... Read More

    General Credits
    2.25

    Price: $55

  • Description: The start-up phase of a technology company requires the assembly of a management team, the development and testing of products and services, marketing strategies and intellectual property research. Most importantly, it is when the initial capital is raised. This entertaining CLE presentation whose fast-pace mirrors the frenetic energy of start-ups will present the most common corporate, securities and tax law issues that are involved when representing start-up founders or early-stage i... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: As businesses begin to open their doors after the COVID shutdown, cash-flow, collections and receivables are once again at the forefront of people’s minds. How should business address receivables in consumer transactions? How did COVID impact the collection of receivables and what does the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FCPA) require? Is there a difference between commercial and consumer collections? This CLE course will review the FDCPA, explain the new rulings and case... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: An engaging CLE course designed to address the provisions common to comic book agreements and client interview exercises, participants will engage in mock negotiations while learning to spot common problems. The course, which is facilitated by experienced comic book industry attorneys, will also offer a hands-on guide to drafting and editing agreements. Read More

    General Credits
    2

    Price: $55

  • Description: Amongst the many challenging tax issues facing multinational companies today, transfer pricing is by far the most contentious and the most expensive. Faced with the competing requirements of the IRS and international tax authorities, many companies are struggling to navigate the issue. This informative CLE course will explain how attorneys can practically and properly identify and assess client global transfer pricing issues. The course will review the requirements of Section 6662 docu... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: The comic industry has seen some serious shifts in the last two years. This informative CLE course will present the fundamentals of representation in the comic book industry and explain new areas of litigation and transactional work. New distribution models, NFT’s and other developments and their impact on the industry will be explored along with topics of inclusion and diversity essential to successful representation. Read More

    General Credits
    3

    Price: $81

  • Description: Offering an overview of the many recent updates and developments in employment and labor laws, both in New York State and Federal, this informative CLE course will cover COVID issues such as vaccination policies as well as the New York State Sick Leave Law, the New York Heroes Act, updates in wage and hour laws, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, discrimination and much more. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Navigating DWAI drug cases and effectively representing clients requires knowledge and strategy. This CLE course will use practical examples to explain the various methods of cross-examining an arresting officer. Drawing on the knowledge of a former drug recognition expert, the course will then pivot to the cross-examination of the DRE including a discussion of protocol and how to determine the correct drug category to apply. The course will conclude with a discussion on how to uncover... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Patent law is one of the lesser known areas of law, in particular from a procedural standpoint. Special licensing and exclusive exams, as well as an undergraduate degree in science or engineering, dictate who can practice patent law and only practitioners will have real in-depth knowledge. With only about 40,000 active practitioners in the US, course work in the field is extremely limited. Regardless, it isn’t uncommon for an attorney with little or no background in patent prosecution... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: With a focus on the Rules of Professional Conduct as they relate to 1031 Exchanges, this CLE course will address scope of representation, competency, issues related to conflict of interest and selection considerations of the Qualified Intermediary. Related case studies will be presented throughout. Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: The legal issues surrounding cross-border joint ventures (JVs) can be somewhat complex. This CLE course will address all the basics such as purpose, management, governance and capital contributions. The course will also cover veto rights, profit distributions, transfer restrictions, minority protections and dispute resolution specifically within the context of international or cross-border ventures which means that cultural and foreign law issues, international taxation, profit repatri... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Truck crash litigation is unlike standard vehicular cases. This CLE course will take you step-by-step through the truck crash litigation process to ensure success. The course will also address court order which may seek the restriction of movement with regards to exigent evidence and will include a discussion on preserving vital documents as well as the advantageous use of the Freedom of Information Act. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The obligations of managing high profile athletes falls primarily on agents, and agents rely on lawyers to advise them. This CLE course will cover NFLPA certification requirements, agent eligibility, standards of conduct, particularly the NFL’s personal conduct policy, and prohibited actions for agents. The course will also cover contractual issues between agents and players and between players and teams. The course will also take a look at “bad client behavior” in the NFL, using real-... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: Effective impeachment of a witness under the Federal Rules of Evidence requires both skills and strategy. This CLE course will offer a thorough analysis of the relevant rules of evidence, primary impeachment methods and tips for conducting an effective witness impeachment. Real world examples of impeachment during a trial will be presented. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Weather-related lawsuits primarily stem from a failure to properly prepare for weather-related events, whether due to lack of knowledge or misinformation. Advance preparation for major or even minor weather hazards can protect lives, property and communities, particularly in a changing climate. This CLE course will introduce a survey of the field of forensic meteorology and explain how weather data is analyzed to reconstruct past events and anticipate future ones. The course will provi... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will provide the background needed to effectively look at claims, both in preparation and the review stages. The course will offer alternative avenues to address various claims, both with regards to time and cost as well as how to recruit the most effective expert to achieve success for you and your client. The course will take into account issues such as record-keeping and documentation, alternative views on events related to the claim, client handling of the situation... Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Codes of Ethics are designed to ensure that employees abide by a uniform standard of behavior. These codes create behavioral norms throughout a company or organization which protects both the entity and its employees. But what does a code imply? Are they rules? Suggestions? Guidelines? To what degree are they enforceable? This CLE course will explain how to regard a code of ethics as well as the role of attorneys in both designing and implementing them. The course will also address the... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: This informative CLE course will explore the fundamentals of e-discovery and its process. The course will focus primarily on the federal rules that impact e-discovery as well as: data preservation the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) litigation/legal hold, document gathering and review forensics predictive, early case assessment predictive coding social media attorney due diligence The course will also offer an overview and demonstration of the navigation and use o... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: High conflict litigation, immigration and criminal practice require an above-average standard of professionalism. How to achieve that standard, both in your practice and in your life, benefits both attorney and client, adds value and meaning to your work and enables practicing attorneys to go beyond the standard rules of ethics they are required to adhere to. This CLE course, using immigration law as an example, will offer guidance on how to apply the ideals set forth in the Lawyer’s... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: Almost every organization today has a code of ethics they claim to abide by. But are these codes policies? Legal requirements? Are they enforceable? Are there exceptions? This CLE course will address all of this and more and explain the attorney’s role in developing and implementing the enforcement of these codes. The course will address all of these issues as they relate to the code being upheld by a small group of representatives yet scrutinized by the public at large as well as stak... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: This CLE course will review the basic concepts of direct and cross examination. Designed primarily for a new practitioner yet useful as a refresher for seasoned attorneys, this informative CLE course will explain various theories of story-telling, persuasion, ethical issues in the preparation and examination of witnesses and organizational strategies in developing an examination’s purpose, substance, structure, tactical approaches, potential pitfalls and tips to avoid common mistakes.... Read More

    General Credits
    3

    Price: $81

  • Description: Looking to increase your revenue through franchising? This CLE course will explain the advantages of franchising and its potential for success in the US. The types of businesses that can be franchised and the process for establishing a franchise system, including registration requirements in various states will be discussed. The Franchise Disclosure Document as well as duties and options as a franchise attorney will be presented. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: The means test is the gateway to bankruptcy. Does your client really pass the Chapter 7 means test? Is it possible you are crossing the line into a 13? What about the allowable deductions or income permitted in the means test? This CLE course, presented by bankruptcy attorney Marteal Lamb, will offer a comprehensive review of the means test including deductions allowed and past opinions on the listed means test deductions. Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Expert witnesses are a critical component in assisting attorneys by making sure the client’s best interest is at the forefront of a case. Making sure everyone is on the same page, verifying the quality and quantity of available documentation, theories of liability and the cause of damages are all essential in increasing the likelihood of success. This CLE course will address the importance of the initial witness retention as well as their support throughout the trial. The course is des... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: When seeking money damages related to civil actions, it is often wise to avoid going to trial. This CLE course will explain the circumstances under which it is beneficial to use ADR forums, such as Mediation or Binding Arbitration to attain a fair and financially reasonable resolution. The course will explain the benefits of different types of Mediation including Non-Binding Mediation and even explore “out of the box” techniques. The course will offer anecdotes on situations when treme... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Companies that utilize new technology to automate and improve the delivery of financial services, known as FinTech, face many challenges. This CLE course will explain the core principles and regulatory issues in the US which govern the primary aspect of financial services such as funds, securities, money transition, commodities, anti-money laundering and even basic banking. The course is primarily geared to attorneys, but anyone interested in FinTech has a lot to gain. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: NCAA v. Alston, one of the most significant sports law cases of our time, rejected the NCAA argument that restrictions on educational compensation were entitled to antitrust deference. In its 9-0 opinion, they upheld the district court and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals injunction and concluded that these restrictions were in violation of the Section 1 of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. This CLE course will review the case history, the court’s decision and the potential impact of the concurr... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The defendant’s testimony is the most effective way to prove the negligence of the defendant regarding his breach of a duty owed to the plaintiff. This informative CLE course will explain how to effectively question defendants to transform them into expert witnesses for the plaintiff. Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: In mediation, the goal is for the mediator, a third-party neutral to guide parties in dispute to a resolution, what’s known as a win-win. The process is meant to maintain the dignity and humanity of the parties and successful mediation comes to a mutually agreeable resolution without unnecessary conflict. Nevertheless, there are some traits that people apply to mediators who engage in this process. This CLE course, which has been divided into four distinct process categories, offers a... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Commercial landlord-tenant litigation has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 legislation, dramatically altering the commercial landlord-tenant practice. This CLE course will explain the key legislation and executive orders which had an impact on the ability of a landlord to collect rent, the tenant’s ability to delay rent payments and the guarantor’s ability to eschew personal responsibility. The course will offer practical considerations and suggestions in light of the new chan... Read More

    General Credits
    2

    Price: $55

  • Description: This comprehensive CLE course explains the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and the Code of Federal Regulations’ trade practice laws under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). The course will describe the three tier system and how the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages works within that system. An overview of trade practice regulations which prevent suppliers from exerting undue influence on distribu... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: On June 13, 2021, new Power of Attorney laws came into effect. In this comprehensive CLE course, Elizabeth Forspan, Esq. of Forspan Klear LLP will explain the primary changes to the POA form and how to plan in accordance with these new changes. The course will review key items to include when preparing new Power of Attorney forms. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will explain how attorneys can successfully transition from practicing law to taking on a business role in an organization. Drawing on personal experience, presenter Mark J. Wuellner explain the process step-by-step from understanding the purpose of the move to finding opportunities, utilizing legal skills and advancing to the C-suite job. The course will present the many misperceptions and challenges attorneys will face as well as the competition in the market.... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Remote work has turned the pace and progress of work upside down, This CLE course will explain how the remote communication process works and impacts strategy with regards to mediation. The course will address the dynamics of remote mediation and how it affects communication, privacy with regards to Zoom and how to make remote mediation work effectively regardless of location. The course will present the ways in which remote mediation improves the process and enhances the information b... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Start-up companies are exciting when you get in at the beginning, but things can easily get messy. It requires flexibility and vision, lots of time commitment, money and quality legal advice. This CLE course will present the various types and stages of funding for start-ups, from bootstrapping to priced equity round. The course will also address other topics that can help prepare and position start-ups for successful fundraising. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: COVID-19 has taught us that remote work can be successful. Even for lawyers. Yet the professional responsibility rules that attorneys must abide by, can make remote work complicated. This CLE course will address the disconnect between practicing law remotely and the legal and ethical guidelines that dictate attorney behavior. The course will raise hypothetical situations to address the main issues including working remotely across state lines, in-state requirements and virtual offices... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: Understanding another’s culture, cultural influences and awareness are all characteristics for cultural awareness training. This CLE course will offer practical guides and strategies to develop cultural awareness including how to incorporate tools which facilitate understanding for productive negotiation, representation and conflict resolution. Read More

    General Credits
    2

    Price: $55

  • Description: Complex accounting, valuation and other business issues can stymie even the most competent lawyers, judges and juries. Forensic accountants provide valuable services in these instances. Whether it is interpretive analysis, investigations or damages analysis, these accountants are the specialists. This CLE course will explain the many types of litigation support services, the impact of forensic accountants on all stages of the litigation process and case study support for the benefit of... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will explain the role of an attorney in capital markets. The course will explain legal opinions related to public and private offerings, issues related to serving as an advisor on a corporate board and a representative of officers, directors or shareholders in regulatory investigations and government proceedings. SEC Rule 102€, disciplinary proceedings, civil litigation and how to coordinate with other professionals such as CPA’s will all be addressed. Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: Alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health disorders are on the rise, leading to an increase in impairment in the legal profession. According to the statistics, 1 in 3 attorneys will need mental health services at some point in their careers. Yet there are other addictions, such as gambling, which is lesser known but can be just as damaging. The 2018 US Supreme Court Case of Murphy vs. NCAA upheld the legality of gambling across the country and in almost no time, Pennsylvania had on... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The history of race in America is long and complicated. This CLE course will present America’s history of race through the lens of the United States Supreme Court. The purpose of the course will be to evaluate how America has come to this moment in time of reckoning with regards to race as well as the many racial buzz words and we, as a nation, can move toward reconciliation. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Interested in starting your own firm but don’t know where to start? This CLE course will offer essential tips and strategies that will guide through the entire process. From leaving your old firm to launching a new one, the course will include pitfalls to avoid, approaching first clients and how to effectively scale your business and ensure long-term growth. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: This informative CLE course will present recent malpractice trends in the dental industry such as frequency, awards and other types of claims against dentists. The course will address issues such as standard of care, informed refusal and informed consent. The course will also delve into why patients tend to sue their dentists and will also survey tort reform, particularly the limits on non-economic and special damages. The course will also recommend effective early resolution strategie... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: Federal court litigation is complex, particularly for the inexperienced lawyer. This CLE course will provide a comprehensive introduction for the newly initiated as well as a helpful refresher for the more experienced practitioner. The course will focus on central topics applicable to litigating a case in federal court and with particular attention to tips and strategies throughout the process from first filing to final verdict. This course will bring humor and a simplified, streamline... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: A qui tam action, or whistleblower, who reports on a healthcare company/individual who commits fraud, waste or abuse against the government may create a financial windfall to those who have such information. This financial relief falls under the federal and state False Claims Act (FCA). In California there is also a statue which allows relief when fraud, waste or abuse are committed against California private insurance companies. This CLE course will offer a comprehensive overview of w... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Stress is a component of any attorneys’ day to day life. And ignoring it won’t make it go away. Shrug it off and the results can be catastrophic for you, your family and your business. Trauma, less discussed but not rarer, also requires immediate attention. Whether it is a direct trauma such as a personal loss or one being experienced vicariously, untreated trauma can have untold consequences. This CLE course will address issues of stress and trauma, particularly in the wake of COVID-19... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: With insurance companies resisting paying claims, the no-fault regulations are coming under increased scrutiny. This CLE course will explain the New York State no-fault insurance systems and the difficulties in navigating it. The course will simplify the complexities by explaining fee schedule changes, examining no-fault cases, and presenting how to file successful arbitration and defend examinations under oath. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The use of teleconference and videoconferencing have become particularly relevant during the pandemic. Legal professionals are using this form of communication more than ever and while there are benefits, it raises the possibility of cybersecurity threats. This CLE course will offer an in-depth look at virtual mediations and arbitrations and the security measures for virtual ADR, tips and strategies to protect yourself online and guidelines in understanding ethical issues directly rela... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Surveillance is always a controversial topic, particularly in the area of civil litigation, family law and investigations. This CLE course will offer an examination of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Social Media Ethical Rules, Video Surveillance, the Stored Communications Act, Facial and License Plate Recognition Technology, and GPS Tracking Statues. The course will present both the legal issues as well as the practicality of surveillance techniques and how to present findi... Read More

    General Credits
    2

    Price: $55

  • Description: Turnkey real estate investments are growing in popularity for promoters and investors across the United States. But are they really just vanilla real estate deals, or a security in disguise? This CLE course will clarify turnkey investments as they relate to real estate, securities and general practitioners. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: The False Claims Act has direct applications to cybersecurity violations. The May 2021 Executive Order, as well as statements such as that of Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers who stated that “[t]he Department will continue to confront malicious nation state cyber activity with our unique tools and work with our fellow agencies and the family of norms abiding nations to do the same,” and that of another attorney who stated that “cybersecurity related fraud may be... Read More

    General Credits
    2

    Price: $55

  • Description: This CLE course will present lawyers with the fundamentals of creating legally enforceable rights for ecosystems, which is an emerging area of environmental law which elevates protections to a level comparable with human civil rights laws. The course will explain the legal theory behind “rights of nature” laws and will also examine the anatomy of laws that have already been adopted by US municipal governments. Case studies on the enforcement of rights of nature laws as well as of inter... Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Navigating through authoritative primary federal tax material requires preparation and skill. This CLE course will provide all of that and more by explaining how to navigate tax research software as well as legal research software, and write clear and convincing tax memoranda. The course will serve to allay Law Librarian Julius Marke’s fear that law students would “lift” priceless legal materials from the stacks of the library and never return them. Read More

    General Credits
    3.5

    Price: $107

  • Description: Employee policies dealing with the COVID-19 vaccines can be a tricky business. Should you make vaccines a requirement, incentivized, merely encouraged or facilitated? Should you allow for exemptions, on what basis and how are those exemptions to be accommodated? What method of communication should be used when explaining the rules to employees? What incentives can be used? This CLE course will explain all the scenarios, address potential pitfalls, present pros and cons and how each ave... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: ERISA laws seem to be constantly evolving as is their relevance to the scope of their relationship to disability, life and health benefits as resolved by the courts. This CLE course will address the multitude of issues from benefit denials to pre-litigation appeals to the most recent rulings on the scope and standard of judicial review in ERISA claims. The course will also offer insight on developments in litigation involving hot topics in medical treatment, accidental death, disabilit... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will explore the early influence of disparate classification of Native American cultures as well as how those classifications have impacted Native American interactions, jurisdictions and economics. The course will explain the legal issues still pressing as soon in McGirt v. Oklahoma, the constitutional issues raised in Brackeen v. Barnhardt, voting rights disenfranchisement and suggestions of eliminating sovereignty. The course will explain how these issues are stuntin... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: As presidential administrations change, it becomes more important to maintain a flexible immigration practice. As the political realities veer from one extreme to another, opportunities open and close on your foreign national clients. Whether as a result in changes in enforcement policies, judge and officer turnover or new AG decisions, a creative attorney needs to be on the ball to find avenues to help their current and potential clients. This CLE course will teach you everything you... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will offer a comprehensive overview of Workers Compensation from the perspective of attorneys for the claimants. The course will leave you better able to handle injury issues whether they happen in or out of the workplace and will address strategies to take on even large insurance companies when representing your client and offering more effective advise throughout the Workers Compensation process. Read More

    General Credits
    2

    Price: $55

  • Description: Client intake is an essential part of the representation process and sets the terms of your relationship. This CLE course will explain how to conduct an effective client intake and how to use it to determine if and how you want to represent the client. Identifying case strategy, potential issues and managing expectations during the initial intake will be presented and discussed. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: With New York foreclosures at a standstill for over a year, it’s likely you have fallen behind regarding recent developments. This CLE course will get you up to speed on newly-imposed court procedures, administrative orders and case law from the appellate divisions and Court of Appeals, all of which have ramifications on how foreclosures will be handled once the moratorium is lifted. The course will provide you with new information, particularly as it relates to COVID-19 procedures, st... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Compliance with a consolidated audit trail requires attention and preparation. This CLE course will explain how to properly and effectively prepare for compliance with the consolidated audit trail (CAT) and will include a discussion of deadlines, useful resources, and firm obligations. The course will also offer an update on the CAT National Market System (NMS) Plan. A review of test release updates, and information on upcoming dates worth noting will be included. Read More

    General Credits
    0.75

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will explain recent updates and developments in enforcement. The course will focus on enforcement priorities and how an issue might find its way to enforcement and the process it undergoes including regulatory and compliance practices. The course will also present important decisions and settlements that offer insight into the process and illustrate the priorities of FINRA. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will explain the new Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and Form CRS (client relationship summary) rules and the requirements of compliance. The course will explain how firms are complying with these rules, the examination process, tips, strategies and helpful resources to help with current and future compliance issues. The course will present some of the challenges firms may face in reconciling Reg Bi and Form CRS delivery as well as best practices for supervisi... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will explain how to mitigate regulatory risk while simultaneously fulfilling your duties as officers of the firm. The course will explain how to create a fiscally responsible compliance program and how to ensure commitment to its policies. Presented by FINRA staff and industry practitioners, the course will explain both how to assess and avoid potential risk situations as well as allocate resources for the establishment of a compliance program. The course will cover iss... Read More

    General Credits
    0.75

    Price: $29

  • Description: Litigation matters often require investigations by lawyers, typically of the opposing parties and the facts underlying the case. These investigations are often conducted by third parties who research public records, interview witnesses and conduct surveillance. These actions may even apply to a lawyer’s own clients or witnesses in order to corroborate or supplement testimony. The relevance of the information and the nuances of how such an investigation should be conducted is critical to this p... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: A firm grouping structure and the process of implementing it are fraught with issues. This CLE course will explain the lessons learned during this process and what firms can expect in the future. The course will explain how to understand new organizational structures in the exam, specialist and risk monitoring programs and review risk monitoring activities. The course will present what expectations you should have form the exam program and planning process and provide informati... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Even fraud has fashion trends. This CLE course will present recent or noteworthy fraud cases and how these trends impact the financial services industry. The course will focus on frauds that impact the brokerage industry, offer strategies for identifying problematic situations and explain the procedures to follow when fraud is suspected. The course will ensure you understand emerging trends, particularly in the pandemic environment, explain how to identify elder abuse and how to protec... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Gamification and social media have the potential to capture investors’ attention and influence their behavior. This CLE course will explain FINRA’s view on the dynamic world of digital communications as well as the risks and benefits of gamification features on broker-dealers’ apps and websites. The course will consider the impact on notifications and alerts, digital marketing and the impact of social media, particularly during the pandemic and beyond. The course will explain h... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Current regulations and new rules have shifted market regulation priorities. This CLE course will offer an update on recent initiatives and rules and how they impact the priorities of today. The course will be presented by FINRA panelists who will offer insights on equities, options and fixed income compliance programs. The course will also review FINRA’s Market Regulation Examination priorities and summarize recent disciplinary actions as they relate to fixed income, equities and opti... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Day-to-day operations in firms all over the world were severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the majority of staff working remotely, supervisory practices were completely overhauled. The CLE course, presented by FINRA staff and industry specialists, will present the many challenges firms face with remote work and how we can all learn from these experiences to improve our Business Continuity Plans (BCP’s). Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Consumer-facing businesses are under growing compliance pressure with the evolving privacy laws such as California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other enhanced state data breach laws. This informative CLE course will offer a solid background on both current and emerging federal and state privacy gaps and explain how to advise clients on compliance-related issued. The course will present real-world events as well as enforcement actions and explain privacy requirements and challenges... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: All IRA’s follow a system of basic taxation rules. These apply to Traditional IRA’s, Roth IRA’s, SEP IRA’s and SIMPLE IRA’s. This CLE course will offer a detailed overview of these rules as well as the prohibited transaction and unrelated taxable income rules that may apply to retirement accounts. The course will present the history of the US retirement system as well as the contribution, distribution and other tax rules that relate to specific IRA’s. An investigation of investment tre... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Employment agreements join the parties, where one or both are individuals, over short or long time periods. In order to be effective, these agreements must be regarded as advancing and protecting the self-interests of both parties. They must include the conditions of employment, responsibilities of each party, compensation, benefits and standards as well as factors that would trigger early termination. This CLE course will present how these agreements should be built, the inclusion of... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Representation of clients who commit DUI’s as well as other vehicular and criminal offenses can pose a variety of ethical dilemmas for representing counsel. More often than not, these issues arise as a result of conflict between the client’s needs, the license to practice, the prosecutor and the court’s obligation to maintain a truth-seeking process. This CLE course will explain these issues and offer first-hand knowledge in balancing conflicting interests while remaining focused on su... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: The new Uniform Rules of Court for the NY Supreme and County Courts have been adopted with the intent of adding selected Rules of the NYS Commercial Division. This CLE course will identify the new rules as well as explain how these new rules impact their litigation in New York State courts. The course will ensure you are knowledgeable on how these rules apply. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: It’s difficult to imagine a time when the sale of alcohol was prohibited. Yet the current three tier system for the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages in the US was the result of prohibition. This CLE course, presented by Arielle Albert and Keven Danow, will present the regulatory schemes that states adopted to address these issues before the prohibition when states either took control over sales, elected a licensing scheme or remained dry, or at least partially... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Social justice issues are an important topic for lawyers to engage in, especially in light of the current climate combining the volatility of the pandemic, police brutality and voter suppression. This CLE course will explain these issues and how attorneys, as professionals and officers of the court, can guide their communities in these times of crisis. Whether in the office or through engagement in social or school organizations, bar associations or religious organizations, lawyers hav... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: With cybersecurity and data privacy an increasing concern, a comprehensive privacy and security program is essential for any professional organization. Compliance with the various, and many times conflicting requirements of clients and the legal system may further complicate the matter. In fact, clients have begun to view both legal and accounting firms as “vendors” and have no problem issuing their own requirements. This CLE course will explain the fundamentals of a security and privac... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: It’s not all paranoia – law enforcement is often listening to your client’s communications and those communications will find their way in the case against your client. This CLE course will explain the statute covering federal electronic surveillance, which is required in order to understand how they are used in both state and federal electronic surveillance prosecutions. The course provides a basic understanding of the federal statute as well as ways to attack electronic surveillance... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Employee Manuals, even if no one reads them, are essential to protecting your business and your interests. This CLE course will explain how to draft an Employee Manual to accomplish its three main goals: 1-to communicate policies related to Human Resources 2- manage the risk of litigation by or on behalf of employees 3-ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment policies The course will review all aspects of an Employee Manual and the vocabulary that ensures you are... Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: The reasonableness of a claims adjuster’s conduct is often commented upon by other claim adjusters in bad faith litigation. Similarly underwriters are often used as experts in coverage litigation on underwriting specific risks and the interpretation and intent of policy provisions. But using these types of experts come with some degree of risk as their credibility could be attacked on the basis of previous testimony, relationships with insurance companies or limitations of their experience.... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: A first-of-its-kind statute dedicated to the protection of W-2 employees, the New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act went above and beyond in protecting freelance workers from late and non-payment. With powerful civil remedies in place such as negative presumption against hiring parties, double damages, and attorney fees, to name a few, NYC is leading the way in freelance worker protection and other states are following. This CLE course will provide commercial litigators with everyth... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Without time and support to adjust to the sudden change, even sudden wealth can be a burden. In fact, the term Sudden Wealth Syndrome was coined to explain what happens when unexpected or abrupt fortune creates overwhelming pressures, leading to emotional or behavioral issues. Often the result of this syndrome is to squander the inheritance. This CLE course will explain how to protect your client against their own imprudence, and the potential legal consequences of failing to do so. The... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: The study of workloads is fascinating in general. When it is applied specifically to the workloads of public defenders it is even more intriguing. This CLE course will explain how the principles of qualitative analytics can be applied to defender workloads and how the findings from studies in Missouri and Louisiana are being applied to replace previous standards, specifically the 1973 NAC standards, with national numerical caseload maximums. The enforcement of these findings serve as t... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: The proper preservation of trial arguments and objections are critical in order for appellate courts to consider appellate review. This CLE course will explain the statutes requiring certain objections to be made at specific times as well as present case law which explains the risks involved in failing to challenge rulings, testimony, court actions, attorney and judicial conduct, verdict sheets and jury instructions in accordance with the prescribed process and within the correct time... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: The legal industry’s use of social media varies greatly with viewing it simply as a marketing tool for the practice and others tapping into its vast potential. This CLE course will explain that potential and how it can be used more broadly and effectively for marketing as well as research on clients and cases and staying updated on legal trends. The course will offer strategies and resources you can use in every part of your practice. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Offering an introduction to the law of inventor-ship in nationwide patent-applications, this CLE course will explain the qualifications needed to be an inventor, the importance of properly naming inventors on applications and what happens when inventors are not properly named on documentation. The course will explain the fundamentals of “artificial intelligence” and how it applies as well as the status of a recent USPTO decision wherein an artificial intelligence was documented as the... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: With a view from the perspective of a buyer’s attorney, this CLE course will guide you through the process of a lower middle market business acquisition. The course will explain the ins and outs of the transaction process including documentation and negotiation of the terms of an Asset Purchase Agreement. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The nuances of computer technology and data security are not exactly common knowledge amongst attorneys yet complying with today’s ethics related to the digital world is essential. This CLE course will address the many hidden dangers in the tools and platforms, including such basics as email, which many attorneys aren’t aware of. The course will explain how the practice of law compounds these dangers particularly when working from home. The issue hackers and other areas of risk managem... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.5

    Price: $65

  • Description: This three part lecture will explain the guidelines for conducting proceedings remotely. The CLE course will begin with advanced Zoom techniques covering the entire process from initiation through bench trial. The course will then proceed to explain the tools needed for a successful virtual civil jury trial and will conclude with a panel of lawyers and a judge who will describe their recent participation in a virtual civil jury trial and what they learned from the experience. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: President Biden’s first day in office was a whirlwind of executive orders, many designed to change the environmental rules enacted by Trump which created sweeping changes to regulations governing environmental and natural resources. This CLE course will explain these changes, specifically those impacting climate change and other Clean Air Act initiatives as well as new directions for the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and waste management. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The law, like many other areas, has been hit hard by COVID-19. But the dynamic nature of law makes it somewhat more resilient than others and it is constantly moving forward. Specifically with regards to housing and tenant law, many changes are underway. Regardless of whether you are a landlord or tenant of a commercial or residential property, you need to navigate these changes skillfully. This CLE course will examine the obstacles facing practitioners as trials move forward in only... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Storytelling is the powerful persuasive advocacy tool in a trial lawyer’s arsenal. Stories help us to understand events, solve problems and connect to one another. We connect to stories and can communicate through them in a way that is ingrained in all of us. Storytelling can and should be used at every stage of representation and should not get lost in the details of testimony. This CLE course will explain the methodology of storytelling and how it can be used to investigate case fact... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The Maryland Office of the Public Defender has initiated a pilot project to develop a specialized unit for the purpose of representing “emerging adult” clients. This innovative project focuses on 18-25 year olds who tend to be over-represented in our prisons and criminal legal system despite indications from scientific research which presents them as more capable of growth and change, less culpable and still maturing neurologically. More recent research indicates that the emerging-adult prison... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The attorney/investigator relationship can be critical to success of a case. This CLE course, presented by Andrea Lyon and Ashley Nunn, lawyer and investigator, present tips to improve working relationships including the formation of a team with varying perspectives, awareness of blind spots, humility and the importance of open, regular communication. The course will explain the various issues that should be open between lawyers and investigators such as theory, strategy, evidence and... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: All white juries continue to be the norm, even in locations with diverse populations. The reasons offered for striking people of color are often trivial and generally fall into the category of “approved race-neutral reasons” which are routinely approved by judges. With this is a growing recognition that Batson has failed to prevent discrimination in jury selection. Some states have adopted other approaches to combat discrimination in selection. This CLE course will review the challenge... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The COVID pandemic has presented its own challenges to due process issues in litigation. This CLE course will explain these issues with regards to jury selection, witness testimony, public access to courts, speedy trials, remote/video testimony, and best health practices in court and in the office. The course is designed to be modular and can be expanded or condensed in conjunction with other courses. Read More

    General Credits
    0.75

    Price: $29

  • Description: Thinking of moving from a law firm to the public sector? This CLE course will tell you everything you need to know from analyzing the purpose of the move to whether you’ve considered all aspects of your decision. The course offers strategies and tips for securing a public sector legal position including the interview process, setting expectations and how to plan for your first few months on the job and your long-term success. Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: This practical CLE course on legal writing designed to produce immediate improvements in quality will cover issues such as readability, clarity and credibility. The course will offer strategies on making good choices regarding language, formatting, sequence and analysis and will also offer tips to greatly improve the editing process and its results. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Whether to learn more about a prosecution case, test legal theories for the defense or lock in a witness’s story, preliminary and other pre-trial evidentiary hearings provide excellent opportunities. Considering the goals of each hearing is important, even when they are not decided in our favor, as well as that of each witness and each topic uncovered. Understanding the goals can help determine the strategy and tactics to be used at the hearing, in particular the choice of questioning techniqu... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Landlord tenant courts are, and will be for the foreseeable future, stretched beyond their limits by the COVID pandemic and related government shutdowns. This will be especially complicated when the eviction moratoria is lifted. This CLE course provides both tenants and landlords with tips and strategies to avoid court backlogs and address how trial courts are dealing with impossibility of contract and other defenses related to COVID-19. The course will also offer an update on the mora... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Clarity is a key element in legal writing. This CLE course, entitled Striving for Clarity and presented by Judge Bob Bacharach, will include discussions of psycholinguistics, oratory, and advocacy to help enhance the clarity of legal writing. The course will address issues such as creating context before details, simplicity of language, linking information in sentences and conveying information in manageable portions. The course will break down legal writing and show how to maximize it... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: COVID-19 has raised countless issues in the legal field. This CLE course will focus specifically on a number of ethical issues for attorneys and investigators that relate to client representation during the pandemic, how they might arise and how to effectively operate in the best interests of your client. Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: This CLE course is designed to introduce practical considerations for an increase in advocacy amongst parents facing incarceration or parents who are incarcerated in criminal or dependency cases. The course will include a short video recording and polls to encourage participation and reflection on the issue with the primary focus being meaningful engagement of parents with their parents in their defense as well as in court. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will offer practical advice in handling traffic issues in local criminal courts. The course will address the most commonly charged offenses and is particularly helpful to attorneys who do not typically appear in traffic court but nevertheless would like to be able to provide competent representation or guidance. The course will present issues such as Speeding, Use of Portable Electronic Devices, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and Reckless Driving. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Winning at trial is only half the battle. Ultimately, being able to enforce a judgement is when the case is truly won. Whether you win by default, motion or trial, until a judgement is paid, it isn’t a success. This CLE course, presented by attorney Jeffrey H, Ward, will explain the mechanism for collecting judgement entered in the Courts of New York and New Jersey during COVID. The course will explain how judgements in these states are entered, including the domestication to these st... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The art of attracting publicity is sometimes inborn, but is often learned. Why some attorneys are constantly quoted and swarmed by press may be more about who they know than what they know. If you want reporters to come calling, you better make sure they know who you are. But how to do that ethically, without breaching the Rules of Professional Conduct? That is a learned art. This CLE course will prepare you to speak about your cases safely and within the boundaries of ethics. The course will ex... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.25

    Price: $34

  • Description: With the partisan politics and violence around the Capitol, it was easy to miss the passing by Congress of three new copyright and trademark laws that could seriously impact your business. These include the Trademark Modernization Act, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act, and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act. In addition a draft bull for reforming the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is currently circulating in committee. This CLE course will expl... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Succession planning never seems like an emergency, but it is critical to ensuring your business’s future. This CLE course will address planning options available to attorneys for succession, including a focus on the difference between internal and external succession plans as well as contingency planning in the event of unexpected death or disability. The course will delve into how a practice may be valued as well as the many NY Rules of Professional Conduct that apply to the successio... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Section 508 of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulates a variety of issues pertinent to Website ADA Compliance. This CLE course will explain these issues and the significance and impact of increased accessibility and how that relates to the ADA. With data innovation giving new significance to the notion of equal access for all from the perspective of accessibility for those with disabilities as well as the untapped market they embody, this course will offer the data, resour... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Elections in a condominium and/or homeowners’ association play by specific rules. Nominations are typically conducted through recall and are based on both statutory and documentary sources. This CLE course will review these sources and the election process as well as methods for challenging an election or its outcome. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: The 1973 Rehabilitation Act’s Section 504 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act offer strong federal legal protections and entitlements to students with disabilities. This CLE course will clarify the complexities within the statutes and the cases which interpret them as well as the complicated process of enforcement. The course will also present the most common questions your clients may have and the most comprehensive way to address them. Whether you are looking into the fie... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: New York State effectively extended its protections for the right of publicity in legislation signed by Governor Cuomo in November 2020. This legislation not only established a right of publicity after death, which had never before existed in New York, it also extended protections against digitally created replicas of performers and unauthorized depictions of conduct considered explicit. This CLE course will cover these changes and others as they relate to New York’s Right of Publicit... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: After 20 years in the field, having worked through 4 different presidential administrations, veteran of immigration law, deportation and removal defense litigation Rahul Manchanda of famed Wall Street law firm Manchanda Law Office PLLC is one of few individuals with the skills and knowledge to guide you through this legal area. In this CLE course he will take you inside the super sub-specialty of Immigration and Deportation defense litigation and trial in situations when opposing coun... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Drafting a trust document requires specific skills. Practitioners who draft trust documents don’t always consider that certain terms or language can make it very hard for the fiduciaries who are trying to enforce the grantor’s wishes. Undefined terms, conflicting passages or simple lack of clarity can cause serious complications. This CLE course will discuss these clauses and offer some ideas for fixes that can be incorporated into these problem provisions. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Many people claim you should never go into business with family. This is especially true when it is time to sell, and you run headlong into a combination of tax and financial issues and personal family dynamics that can stall and even destroy any profit the family may have anticipated, along with the damage to personal relationships that will inevitably ensue. This CLE course explains how best to manage the process of selling a family business taking into consideration both the financi... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: There are many legal and practical considerations to account for when establishing a private equity, real estate or hedge fund. This CLE course will offer a comprehensive review of the Investment Company Acts of 1940 (the “40 Act”) relevant sections as well as those of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”), including the rules and commonly used exceptions to registration under these acts. The course will also undertake a review of relevant provisions of the Securiti... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Trying to plan for tangible property presents a variety of challenges, many of them quite complex. This CLE course explains tangible property and how it is legally defined and presents strategies for planning. The course will address a myriad of issues such as testamentary plan structure, titling considerations and issues related to lifetime giving as well as the emotional component involved in this type of planning. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Payments that are meant to be partly contributions and partly for goods and services provided to the donor by a charity are called quid pro quos (QPQ). These may apply to a fundraising banquet when the donor’s contribution covers more than the cost of his meal. QPQ gifts have specific rules that apply to them with regard to deductions. This CLE course will explain quid pro quos to make sure that you can advise your clients in getting deductions without crossing the line. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Art assets always seem like a good investment, if you know what you’re doing. This CLE course will provide a complete picture of how to manage fiduciary responsibility with regards to art assets. The course will cover selling options and issues trustees and executors need to be thinking about, fiduciary responsibility, as well as the type of due diligence people need to be doing. Appraisals and the many ways in which Covid-19 has changed the landscape will discussed including general t... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The Internal Revenue Service frowns upon the overvaluation of real estate gifts. Appraisers thinking they are doing the donor a favor by providing a high range may actually do more damage than good. This CLE course will explain that whether it’s real estate, art, or any other property, the appraisal process must be carefully managed. The course will also detail the 30% limit on adjusted gross income on gifts and how that may impact appraisals. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: In order to invest a trust asset, a trustee must consider and balance a variety of factors to ensure they are acting in the best interest of beneficiaries. Compliance with legal principles regarding asset management, particularly in the absence of specific guidance in trust documents, is likewise crucial. This CLE course will explain the best strategies for trustees to follow and use particular examples such as the Uniform Prudent Investor Act, adopted by many states, which requires t... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will address the issue of dispositive provisions and how they may impact estate planning in the case of a will or removable trust. The course will explain what these provisions entail and how to analyze them effectively. The course will address the issue of whether they should be equal or fair and how to explain the various factors to your clients to come to the best determination. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The ever-changing tax world is, once again, changing and preparations cannot be delayed. While the future tax laws under the new administration are impossible to predict with 100% certainty, there’s plenty to consider, especially given that tax proposals can be enacted with a Budget Reconciliation Act, which cannot be filibustered. This CLE course will present the most likely and significant tax proposals and how you and your client can be prepared. The course will cover the major inco... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Based on ripped from the headlines cases, this CLE course focuses on issues that are brewing or have been the source of recent headlines but remain unresolved. The course will identify specific areas of insurance and related laws that presenter Guy Kornblum maintains will be crucial in the future. The course thereby serves as a compass to direct you to the coming year and provide insights in advance – a “heads up” approach to practicing insurance law. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: It’s been almost a year since the enactment of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE) and practitioners still do not know how the new law impacts their clients, or their strategies and practices for retirement planning. What are the best practices in light of this new law? How do I advise my clients properly? This CLE course will explain the new law as well as offer tools and tips for how to strategize retirement planning and its process with the new law... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Estate planning practices, like those in other markets, have been drastically altered by technology. With most firms going paperless and utilizing cloud-based software, document generation software and other products to facilitate better interactions with clients as well as improved management and efficiency, the industry is seeing a serious upheaval in the way it functions. Remote work as a result of COVID-19 has had an impact as well. This CLE course will explore these changes and ho... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will provide a comprehensive overview of the best estate-planning strategies. The course will look at the issues from both a state and trust situs perspective, as well as from a federal standpoint, and will present how potential future changes in the tax law may impact the area. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Financial planning is about more than just retirement. This CLE course will address a variety of financial planning issues such as student loan debt, taxes, financial aid eligibility, and salary disbursement. The course will discuss the interrelationships between these factors and how to create annual budgets that account for them. Tax reduction strategies, family planning, loan repayment, planning for aging parents and estate planning will all be presented. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Cryptocurrency is changing the financial landscape in many ways. One of those is the issue of hiding assets from divorce court. Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin can be purchased with cash, held electronically without any third party interference and transferred anonymously. This CLE course will offer attorneys a general understanding of cryptocurrency and how it operates. The course will explain how it is held by an owner and offer strategies for gathering information on a spouse’s tran... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Asylum law has undergone a slew of changes in the past few years. This CLE course will explain those changes with a focus on how they may apply to future asylum cases. The lecture will begin with an overview of the basic ideas behind asylum, its history and how new regulations will alter its operations. The course will then take a deeper look into how the new regulations may impact new asylum applicants, particularly those from Middle Eastern countries. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The legal issues surrounding sports, from the college level all the way to professionals and the Olympic players, are shockingly complex. The issues go above and beyond players and teams and relate to images and likeness, college sports and names, risk management and most recently, the 2020 Olympic Athletes Empowerment Act. This CLE course will address these issues as well as the impact that COVID-19 has had on sports and athletes. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will offer a comprehensive review of New York laws and statutes related to child custody and child support. The course will include an explanation of terms such as sole custody, joint custody and shared custody and will also present negotiation technique, tips and strategies for conducting a child custody or child support case. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Litigating long-term disability insurance claims is a complex operation. No two are alike. This CLE course will explain frequently encountered issues during this process and focus on the three main topics in the litigation of such claims including the legal and medical issues, subjective disabilities and surveillance and social media. The course will also address vocational issues that arise in disability insurance litigation such as earnings requirements, job analysis and the proper use of vo... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: What are the critical issues facing consumer and corporate attorneys in the coming year? This CLE course will explain the typical consumer laws adopted by various states and how they are being interpreted by the courts. The course will present a regulatory overview as well as enforcement actions that both federal and state regulators tend to bring and how an attorney may effectively defend against them. The impact of COVID-19 on these laws will be addressed. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Well-known instructor and published legal commentator Dov Treiman of Manhattan’s Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., will guide you through the landscape of ethical obligations when a legal opponent is suffering from a mental disease or impairment. The CLE course will review the legal and practical considerations of navigating such a case. The presentation will be conducted somewhat informally and interactively. Comments and questions are welcome as are specific examples you may choose to prese... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: Criminal cases are daunting endeavors that are filled with complications. Yet beyond factual analysis and legal considerations are the ethical issues that may arise. This CLE course will explain the ethical responsibilities that every trial litigator may face. The course will present the various ethical considerations that are likely to come up before and during the trial process and these issues should be addressed and handled. Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.5

    Price: $65

  • Description: Writing a motion need not be a chore. In fact, when done in the right frame of mind, it can even be enjoyable. This CLE course will take you through a musical playlist that corresponds to tips, strategies and rules for persuasive motions that are as inspiring for the listener as they are for the writer who is drafting. The course will explain specific standards for any type of motion as well as strategies to employ for your Notice of Motion and Affirmation and Memorandum of Law. The co... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: New York currently has three major offshore wind projects underway. These projects are typically very complicated and include a large variety of government agencies. All of this began in 2019, when New York enacted a climate change law calling for an increase in renewable energy, including 9,000 MW of offshore wind energy. This CLE course will explain these new climate laws and the various stages in offshore wind energy projects from the initial regulatory and permitting process to the... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Messages about COVID-19 seem almost as prevalent as the virus itself. They are bombarding us through all forms of media as well as in conversations with family and friends. In such stressful times, it is that much easier for stress, fear and negative thinking to take over. Whether you are afraid of the virus itself or simply of being exposed and then quarantined, the isolation these circumstances create can have a dramatic effect on one's well-being. This can easily spiral into alcoholism, add... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: This CLE course will provide a complete overview of construction claims and dispute resolution including an understanding of various contract delivery systems and the contract provisions that may impact the likelihood of claims. The course will explain the importance of management and effective resolution of disputes and change orders may significantly impact cost, performance and overall success and how proper administration and record keeping may facilitate the process. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Designed for attorneys who handle NY-based DWI cases, this CLE course will focus primarily on challenging the breath test. The course will break down the District Attorney’s Office’s discovery material and use it to your advantage. The course will also present ways to cross-examine the breath test operator to raise issues with its procedure and approach. An overview of defenses to challenge the result, including the strategic use of expert testimony will also be included. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Even under normal circumstances, the application of ethics during litigation is challenging. But during times of upheaval, with a downward pressure on fees it becomes even more difficult. The current work from home environment also contributes, adding to compliance risk. Where’s the line between lying and exaggeration in settlement discussion? How do we maneuver aggressiveness from opposing funds? This CLE course, presented as part of Frankfurt Kurnit’s Third Annual Litigation Ethics S... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    3

    Price: $95

  • Description: Alcohol isn’t a factor only in DUI cases. Civil personal injury cases may also involve alcohol. The example of the ram shop, wherein a driver who is not visibly intoxicated when leaving a shop is then injured, leaving the dram shop potentially liable, depending on the state. This CLE course will explain how alcohol may play a role in cases and what attorneys need to know about such cases. The legal aspects of the toxicology of alcohol, dram shop cases, blood alcohol level and visible i... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: The rise in police brutality has come hand-in-hand with a rise in police lying. This rise has impacted criminal proceedings, hides misconduct and drastically reduces the public’s respect and support for law enforcement. Even worse, few officers are called to account, even when police reports are falsified, essentially created a court-reinforced criminality. Under the 42 USC § 1983 for fabrication of evidence, wherein lawyers may sue police and municipalities for false arrest, loss of employmen... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Jury selection is a critical aspect of a trial’s success and opening remarks form their first impression of the facts of the case. Jury selection must be thought-out and strategic. This CLE course, presented by Jeffrey M. Kimmel, one of New York’s leading civil trial attorneys, will explain the key factors in a well-executed jury selection and how it can impact your outcome. The course will review various methodologies regarding jury selection including creating an “ideal juror” frame... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: The purchase or sale of the entirety of business assets, some business assets, or an ownership interest in a business requires three main types of purchase agreements. These include Asset Purchase Agreements, Membership Interest Purchase Agreements and Stock purchase Agreements. This informative CLE course will examine each of these in depth and use specific examples from transactions conducted by the presenter, business law specialist Richard Waxman. The course will utilize the examples... Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Offering a quick but complete overview of the civil litigation process, this CLE course will focus on best practices and strategies for young attorneys just starting out. Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them will also be included. And for veteran attorneys, the course works as a fantastic refresher course. Examples will relate to areas of complex litigation though the course itself will not go in-depth into those areas. Read More

    General Credits
    2

    Price: $55

  • Description: Non-citizens occupy a complicated part of the legal system. Representing non-citizens is even more complicated. This CLE course, presented by a seasoned immigration and criminal lawyer, will explain everything you need to know and when what you know is not enough. The course is designed for working criminal defense attorneys who don’t need too much introduction, but need to get the facts on non-citizen representation. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

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