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  • Description: Designed for novice attorneys, in particular those approaching their first trial, this CLE course will provide everything you need to do including ethical obligations, stages of preparation and trial notebook. Strategies, comprehensive files and notes and how to organize it all will be explained so that your first foray into the courtroom will be successful. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: BAR rules and ethical considerations regarding representation or often misunderstood. This lack of information can lead to mistakes that could be costly. This CLE course will explain ethical considerations related to representation and termination and everything along the way. Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.5

    Price: $65

  • Description: A Special Purpose Acquisition (SPAC) requires special consideration. This CLE course will explain how to formulate, file and implement a public offering for an SPAC. Insights, strategies and examples will be used to illustrate the SPAC process. Presented by nationally-recognized and widely published attorney Dan Brecher, who has appeared on CNN, CNBC and countless others, the course will apply to attorneys who represent any type of business entity. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Defendant statements in a criminal trial are subject to rules governing their admissibility. This CLE course will explain the relevant constitutional rights such as the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments and will specifically address the Texas law relating to confession admissibility. The differences between Texas and federal law in this regard will be examined. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Data breaches have become so common they are practically inevitable and law firms are trying to find ways to guard against and respond to them should they occur. With the Ethical Rules of Conduct adding monetary risk and punitive damages, it’s imperative to take steps to protect data and understand the risk you take. This CLE course will explain cybersecurity in a comprehensive manner and offer strategies to protect against data breaches. The course will explain the specific legal and... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: As the nation starts to re-open after the COVID-19 shutdown, employers need to take into account a range of practical and legal considerations. This CLE course will review employer obligations under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The course will address the safety requirements for returning employees as well as the potential lawsuits that may come in the wake including tips and strategies to protect your business. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Fact dependent cases rely on depositions, both of your client and your opponent. This CLE course will offer a brief guide into how to properly and effectively plan for depositions including the psychological and strategic issues that come into play. Critical portions of the CPLR and Uniform Rules designed to guide attorneys though conflicts will also be presented. Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Case selection and early review of potential medical malpractice cases are critical aspects to your success. Medical malpractice cases, as one of the few requiring a certificate of merit prior to filing, they are frequently discussed regarding tort reform, particularly given that the settlements from these cases are often related to the severity of injury. This CLE course will discuss the importance of early review and the prevention of frivolous cases and improve your chances of success. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: The issue of employee rights is always a tricky one, and in the wake of COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests, it’s become even more complicated. Do employees need to wear masks? What should be our procedure if there’s looting? Can employees be penalized if they are too afraid to go to work? This CLE course will provide a comprehensive understanding of employer obligations in terms of COVID-19 safety procedures, workplace discrimination, harassment claims, medical testing, unemployment benefi... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: There have been myriad changes to the new Subchapter V of the bankruptcy code with major impact on small business reorganization. This CLE course will explain these changes and discuss the origin and particulars of the new and its relationship to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The goal of the new act, though in actuality a subchapter of the bankruptcy code, specifically chapter 11, is to make it cheaper and easier for small businesses to reorganize. Given... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: In Part II of our series on Practicing Law in a Pandemic, this CLE course will provide crucial tips and strategies to navigate the new work at home environment and the various privacy risks that may arise. The course will review the latest development in New York and explain how to create data privacy and security plans. The duty of supervision, effective communication with staff and clients, client intake, conflict management, and the quick handling of issues as they arise will all be address... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: With more and more of the workforce adapting to working from home, the issue of security has come to the forefront. Within the legal industry, this issue is critical as the potential for mishandling confidential information and violating duties to clients dramatically increases. This CLE course will explain the potential risks and how to manage them while keeping abreast of new rules and opinions. The course will provide tips and strategies for developing a crisis plan and streamlining communi... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: This CLE course will explain business interruption insurance and its requirements and benefits. The course will present the first cases that have been filed using this coverage and how the current COVID-19 pandemic has impelled companies to review their insurance policies and whether they may be applied to the current crisis. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: With more individuals working from home and more home office services being offered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, cybersecurity has become a top concern. This CLE course will explain the threats faced by lawyers, law firms and government agencies and what you need to know about the security requirements in the New York SHIELD Act taking effect. An attorney’s obligations under this act as well as steps you can take to improve cybersecurity will be addressed as well as how to use Global... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: There is a complex set of requirements for establishing an estate fiduciary in order to continue to pursue personal injury and/or wrongful death actions. This CLE course will offer personal injury attorneys with a basic understanding of the estate administration requirements as well as insight into the ramifications of a case settlement for personal injury and\or wrongful death. The course will also explain the basics of resolving outstanding liens as part of such a settlement. Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: Startups seem to be forming on a daily, maybe even hourly, basis. Which will succeed and which will fail is somewhat dependent on the strength of the idea, but even more so on an entrepreneur’s ability to move the innovation through the initial phases of development and launch. This CLE course will explain this startup process and how to move an idea through the initial concept to a scalable product or service that can compete in the market. The course will explain the types of entities that o... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: The Supreme Court’s Alice decision effectively limiting software patent-ability has significantly slowed lower-end patent assertion programs while Standard Essential Patent suits have grown in number with the Patent Trial & Appeal Board post-grant proceedings. Filed by patent assertion entities (PAE), patent aggregators, and practicing companies, these complex suits generally relate to infringement and require and in-depth understanding of the product’s chipset. Yet that information is often n... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Biometrics, which refers to identification by means of physiological characteristics such as retina and speech recognition, fingerprints and even heart or brain waves, poses a variety of ethical and legal consideration. While employers are attempting to utilize biometrics to identify employees and protect their businesses from its physical premises to its computer systems, many employees have begun to object. This CLE course will explain biometrics and they are used in the workplace as well as... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Planning to add Social Security disability claimant representation to your practice? This CLE course, presented by experienced disability lawyer Jonathan Ginsberg, will explain how to identify the potential for success in cases as well as those to avoid, typical timelines and the three theories of disability that apply to every case. Practical considerations, tips and strategies to build a case, the role of attorneys and useful resources will all be presented. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Without advance planning, even the savviest investor can find themselves facing severe tax consequences. And while many foreigners believe that the United States poses the ideal place for real estate investment, few are fully versed in the potential tax ramifications. This CLE course, presented by Eli Akhavan, will explain the potential pitfalls of owning real estate in the US as well as the variety of planning structures to avoid adverse taxes. The course will also review reporting requireme... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The marketing machine surrounding sporting events is dynamic and lucrative. Yet even the most experienced marketers can find themselves in legal trouble when marketing around sports. Complicated governing body rules, the nuances of local practices and the increasingly detailed and evolving intellectual property laws can all serve to trip up marketing professionals. Mistakes can derail deals, destroy relationships and result in expensive disputes. With so much at stake, agencies, individuals, b... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Crimmigation is where immigration law and criminal law collide. This CLE will explain how even a non-specialist attorney can effectively handle these types of cases as well as identify when a specialist needs to be enlisted. The course will cover such questions as overseas DUI’s and how they impact visas as well as related topics. Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: Even for the tech-savvy attorney, the hidden dangers of email, social media and cloud based platforms may be unknown or not fully understood. This CLE course will identify and explain the risks of these tools and platforms and offer suggested solutions and strategies to minimize exposure. Best practices to maintain vigilance in protecting client data and overall risk management in the context of technology will be presented. Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.5

    Price: $65

  • Description: Trial preparation often begins with the first interview. Matrimonial trials are no different where preparation begins with an initial intake form, a Statement of Net Worth and a detailed Preliminary Conference Order. This CLE course will offer a step-by-step review of the proper preparation procedures including discovery, subpoenas, a detailed Trial Notebook and overall coordination of trial strategy. The course will explain the key elements of proper preparation to ensure the best results. Read More

    General Credits
    2.75

    Price: $81

  • Description: Sexual harassment in the workplace is preventable. This CLE course will explain the policies, procedures and workplace practices that employees should avoid as well as utilize in the face of inappropriate behavior. The course will explain the policies that every business should institute along with a system for notifying employees of guidelines and avenues for reporting. Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: The written word is the cornerstone of the legal profession. It is the source of all precedence, and the measure by which we interpret and enforce the laws. The words we use for the protection of rights cannot be ambiguous, but rather must be precise and clear. This CLE course will offer participants tested methods, guidelines and procedures to create communication that upholds these standards, are error-free and provide clarity in all forms of memorialized media. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: The removal process is one of the methods of acquiring a Green Card. This CLE course will explain this process and its various elements as well as the time period required for acquisition. The course will also offer a comprehensive overview on the types of fraud that exist in the immigration industry, how to recognize fraud in the system and avoid being victimized. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made significant changes to the transfer tax regime, the most important of which was the increase of the lifetime coupled estate and gift tax exemption to $11.4 million per person. This change has a decisive impact on tax planning possibilities for the high net worth. What did not change is also significant – the annual gift and GST tax exemption regimes as well as the Section 1014 basis adjustment and related portability rules. This CLE course will provide a comprehe... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: There often seems to be a conflict between an attorney’s obligation to his client and the rules of ethical conduct. Your client wants you to do what’s necessary to win, but the constant news of malpractice cases, fee battles, disqualification motions and pay equity claims makes it difficult to know where the lines are. This CLE program, featuring a stellar panel of ethics practitioners, will update attorneys on new rules and opinions and help them understand their obligations, manage risks and... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    2

    Price: $65

  • Description: The market for generic pharmaceuticals has grown tremendously over the years and this growth is one that brand name companies are not happy about. In the 2013 Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., 570 U.S. , 133 S. Ct. 2,rns (2013), the US Supreme Court determined that a “pay for delay” or “reverse payment” agreement between a brand name and generic pharmaceutical company, effectively delaying generic entry, may be in violation of anti-trust laws and identified a number of factors that lo... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Many factors determine the outcome of a trial, but none so much as the jury. Jury selection, or voir dire, can make the difference between success and failure no matter the case. How do you determine what type of people to select? This CLE course will go through each aspect of jury selection to help you determine the process and strategy for an effective jury selection. Communication with prospective jurors, selection process and the relevant legal issues will all be discussed. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Regardless of whether you are representing a bank or a client who is a counter-party to a bank, bank regulatory issues may arise. Designed for general practitioners, this CLE course will offer an overview on the complexities of the US banking system and the various applicable laws and regulations. The purpose of the course is to familiarize attorneys regarding the relevant regulators. How banks are formed, what they are permitted to do and other transaction-related issues will be discussed wit... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: With legalization spreading across the US, the cannabis industry has become one of the fastest growing across the country and around the world. With this incredible opportunity comes a wide variety of specifics and legalities that must be taken into account before starting a venture. This CLE course, presented by Brent Johnson, CEO of Hoban Law Group which is exclusively dedicated to this industry, will explain the landscape and nuances unique to the hemp and marijuana industry. The course wil... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Elder law, a complex group of interconnected areas of laws, impacts individuals and families as well as the critical decisions they must make regarding assets, retirement, estate planning, trusts, and more. Presented by attorney Aaron Futterman, this informative CLE course will explain the impact of elder law in consideration of legal issues of matrimony, trusts, real estate, personal injury, social security, taxes, and debtor/credit law. Medicare, Medicaid, guardianship, veterans’ benefits as... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The statistics for mental illness and substance abuse are rising nationwide, and yet, compared to the normal population, the statistics for attorneys and law students is striking. The degree to and rate at which they are suffering is increasingly cause for alarm. This CLE course will explain the real-life impact of these diseases on a person’s life and practice. The course will address and how and when to get help and the importance of erasing the public stigma associated with these illnesses.... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: The entertainment industry has made true crime a subject of popular fascination. But as production companies look to push the envelope to keep the audience entertained, it’s important to assess the various pitfalls and analyze risk. This CLE course will explain the legal issues surrounding using real-life events for entertainment and how to adapt true crime for a mass audience. The course will review strategies for negotiating with law enforcement including obtaining access and materials. Mana... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The professionalization of college athletes and expansion of legalized sports betting are both areas that are undergoing rapid change. This CLE course, geared toward a general audience, will review and wide array of legal issues and trends in these areas. The course will also cover concussion litigation, dispute resolution, intellectual property and publicity right and the continuously evolving issue of sex abuse scandals. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Amidst all the discussion of the pros and cons of social media, one of the more recent developments in the con area is that of internet defamation. This CLE course will focus on how this type of case begins and the various available strategies to resolve it. The most likely perpetrators, motives for defamation and how online free speech may apply will all be explored as well as pitfalls to avoid in bringing such a lawsuit. The course will use existing case studies to analyze potential results... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Compensation for college athletes is set to undergo sweeping changes in 2019 with two pending class action suits, Alston & Jenkins, both in the District Court for Northern District of California. This riveting CLE course will look at the potential changes to the financial model for intercollegiate athletes as a result of current antitrust litigation. The course will examine the legal issues that college athletics face on a daily basis including issues of gender equity and sexual violence, beha... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Divorce is a harrowing experience regardless of the relationship and some business partnerships can be as intense as a marriage. This CLE course will examine the process of a business divorce, when one or more owners of a privately held business legally separate their respective interests either through a dissolution or buy-out. The course will explore the strategic considerations in such a decision as well as the legal concepts involved in representing a client going through a business divorce.... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Trial preparation includes the exchange of countless files of information, evidence and testimony. This CLE course will explain the necessary steps trial attorneys must take when receiving a file from another firm. The course will explain the file review process as well as how to use the files to prepare for the trial itself. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Noted criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, Esq. offers a detailed overview of the federal sentencing procedure in white collar criminal cases. The CLE course will explore the legal and factual issues to consider, especially as they relate to fraud cases, the process for preparing a formal sentence memorandum and the complex federal sentencing guidelines which may apply. The course will also offer strategies to navigate the delicate process for preparing the client and their families for... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: High-stakes litigation can often change the rules of the game. When the situation gets heated, attorneys may find their professional ethics at risk as an opponent’s advocacy of their client’s interest leads to obstructive behavior. This CLE course will teach attorneys how to address and maintain their professional ethics in real-life situations, where bending the rules may seem the only way to protect a client. The course will use real life examples, one from Florida and one from Georgia, to i... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.5

    Price: $65

  • Description: Preparing a client for litigation might seem like basic knowledge, yet many attorneys’ approach to this preparation is inefficient, ineffective and superficial, often ignoring the client’s fears and not taking into account their intellectual capacity. This CLE course will explain how to properly prepare a clean for deposition, trial and mediation using cutting-edge proven techniques and strategies. The course will pay special attention to clients’ anxieties and enable them to foresee what is t... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Catastrophes – whether man-made or natural – are an ever-present reality. As a result, an understanding of insurance law is critical knowledge for corporate attorneys. Presented by Arnold F. Mascali, attorney and risk management specialist, this CLE program will offer an overview to the fundamental concepts of property insurance law as well as a more in-depth review of the complexities of insurance related to business disruptions as a result of catastrophe. The course will cover policy terms,... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: At the young age of 27, Benjamin Ferencz was assigned what would be the pivotal case of his career, and a turning point in the international legal system – the Nuremberg Trials – where as Chief Prosecutor he successfully convicted 22 Nazi defendants for their participation in the murder of millions of victims during World War II. In this riveting CLE course, Ferencz celebrates his 100th birthday and a lifetime of devotion to the international criminal justice system, while looking at the evoluti... Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $81

  • Description: Betting on sports is as old as the games themselves, but the legality of sports betting seems to require constant updates. The most recent came in May 2018 when the Supreme Court, in Murphy v. NCAA, effectively struck down the Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), making legalized sports betting potentially legal in every state. Presented by Robert Boland, J.D., Athletics Integrity Officer at Penn State University, this timely and fascinating CLE course will present the potenti... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Highlighting the key elements that go into a successful trial outcome, this CLE course, presented by two of America’s most experienced trial lawyers, will explain the whys and how tos that must be adhered to. The course will reveal tips and strategies for ensuring and avoiding specific things that can make or break any jury trial and include practical suggestions from real trials to sharpen and improve your skills. Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $81

  • Description: No matter how unsolvable a dispute may seem, taking it to court opens up both sides of a litigation to potential legal pitfalls. With disputes related to departing employees, employee theft and unlawful competition, the initial actions taken by a client before they file suit can be critical to the eventual outcome. This CLE course offers an explanation of these initial steps, or “litigation pregame” and how to best manage this phase of a dispute to best position oneself for a successful litigati... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The protection of one’s personal data has gained a lot of attention recently. In the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed as a means of protecting its citizens. Passed in April 2016, it impacts any entity with online interests, regardless of whether it is in the EU or not. This CLE course will provide a comprehensive overview of the law and its history, as well as discuss notable cases and news since it became enforceable in 2018. The extent of its impact and the potentia... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The concern over future changes to the tax code, combined with the recent changes made in the Jobs Cut Tax Act of 2017 and developments such as the Wacker case and its impact on self-settled trusts have impacted trust planning across the income spectrum. This CLE course will review planning techniques, from the creative and cutting-edge to the straightforward and standard, that will help you better serve your clients in the current environment. The uses of non-grantor trusts for income tax and o... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: This riveting and timely CLE course discusses the impact of psychological analysis on factual analysis, and how criminal lawyers can utilize the humanizing process to gain better outcomes for their clients in criminal cases. Presented by attorney and forensic expert Dr. mark Silver, the course is designed for seasoned as well as starting attorneys, and offers insight into the various criteria and strategies to employ, particularly during the pre-sentence and pre-plea stage of representation, to... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Under the bright glare of media attention and with the potential for stiff penalties and long-term incarceration, federal criminal trials are no place for newbies. It takes practice and experience, as well as intensive preparation and a solid strategy, to successfully navigate the process. Presented by Alex Spiro and Kayla Feld of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, this CLE course will examine: • The stages of the federal criminal trial • Jury selection strategies • Tips... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Even after years of legislation and nation-wide public awareness, people with disabilities still often find themselves in situations where accessibility was not taken into account. This has resulted in thousands of lawsuits in federal court in the last year, many of them in New York, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alleging inaccessibility in public buildings. This riveting CLE will be presenting by a panel of speakers who will address the rise in this type of litigation and prov... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will provide a comprehensive overview of the management and valuation of tangible personal property in trusts and estates. The course will define the scope of what property entails and explain how appraisals are conducted and their purposes, factors affecting valuation, authenticity, title, provenance and material regulation, determining qualified appraisers including those approved by IRS standards, the function of IRS Art Advisory Panels, and fractional interest. The course w... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: It is common to depose all parties to a litigation, particularly in personal injury and wrongful death suits. This CLE course will provide attorneys with the necessary skills to use adverse witnesses to help prove the plaintiff’s case while undermining the defense. The course will explain how to prepare for and conduct an effective deposition including issues of form and style. Different types of personal injury cases, handling various witness types and obstructive defense counsel will all be ad... Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $81

  • Description: From John Gotti to O.J. Simpson, there is no shortage of high profile cases involving defendants the public loves to hate. And right there by their side, is the defense attorney no one can understand. How can they defend such obvious criminals? In this fascinating CLE course, acclaimed attorneys Ben Brafman, John Lauro and Jeffrey Schwartz will explain how to launch a defense of such notorious public figures. The course will explain how an attorney makes the determination to take on such a case... Read More

    General Credits
    2

    Price: $55

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