NV CLE: Complete 12 Hours of Nevada CLE by December 31

For 2017, Nevada attorneys must complete at least 12 NV CLE hours each annual Nevada CLE compliance period. In addition, Nevada attorneys must complete at least 2 hours of legal ethics as part of the 12 hour Nevada CLE requirement. Please note that Nevada attorneys now also have a substance abuse requirement that must be completed every three years.[1]

Nevada CLE Compliance & Reporting

  • Reporting Cycle: Annual
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: December 31

There is less than a month left to complete your NV CLE requirement… 2018 will be here before you know it! All NV CLE credits must be completed and reported by December 31 to remain in compliance with the Nevada CLE requirement. Why wait until December 30 to get started studying your NV CLE? You can sign up and start taking Nevada CLE courses in minutes! For more information about Nevada CLE please click here: NV CLE.

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GA CLE: The Georgia CLE Deadline is December 31

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Georgia attorneys must complete at least 12 GA CLE hours each year to complete the Georgia CLE requirement. Of the 12 required hours, you must complete at least 1 hour of legal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism. Georgia attorneys may complete 6 of the required 12 Georgia CLE credit hours per year through online and downloadable CLE courses.

GA CLE Deadline

  • 12 hours by December 31

You are rapidly running out of time! The deadline to complete the required 12 GA CLE credit hours is December 31 and the reporting deadline is January 31. Georgia attorneys may complete 6 hours of Attorney Credits’ online and downloadable CLE courses. For more information about Georgia CLE please click here: GA CLE.

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New CLE: A Primer on European Patent Practice

Entrepreneurs and inventors often come up with great ideas that they think will be the next great product at home in the United States and around the world. But patenting that Green Bay Packer cheese head beer coolie hat in Germany might not be the best idea – no matter how great your client thinks it will sell.

European Patent Law

Patents having effect in most European states may be obtained either nationally, via national patent offices, or via a centralized patent prosecution process at the European Patent Office (EPO)

In this CLE program, Eric Hanscom and Greg Sach highlight key legal and practical points about seeking patent protection in the EU. Eric and Greg will mainly discuss the U.S. patent system, the EU patent system and common pitfalls when seeking patent protection in the EU. To access the course please click here: A Primer on European Patent Practice.

Additional subjects covered:

  • The three types of U.S. patents
  • Provisional patent applications in the U.S. & Europe
  • Comparing the cost of U.S. vs. European patents
  • Popular validations in Europe
  • The unitary patent
  • Typical EPO examination procedures
  • Costs & timelines
  • Added subject matter
  • Intermediate generalizations
  • Novelty & the two categories of prior art
  • The inventive step
  • Patent ineligible subject matter
  • Methods for treatment
  • The number of claims

Eric Hanscom is actively involved in overseeing litigation, contract negotiation and customs issues around the globe over matters ranging from patent and trademark infringement to breach of contract. With over 14 years of experience in the patent profession, Greg Sach has expertise in drafting, prosecution and appeal proceedings for the European Patent Office and he also handles patent applications before the UK and Germany.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in New York and around the country. For more information about CLE in New York please click the following link: NY CLE.

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New CLE: Tell Your Client’s Winning Story

There’s always a greater story hidden behind the rigid surface of your client. As a trial lawyer, it’s your job to be able to find this story, to craft it and then to awaken the jury to your client’s greater story.

Tell the Winning Story

When you’re facing the jury, you’re a storyteller whether you like it or not. The question is, how good is that story? Is it dead or alive?

In this CLE course, Juliard’s graduate Jesse Wilson will show you how to present your client’s winning story to the jury while avoiding the victim trap. Jesse will mainly discuss how to avoid telling the whining story, building a strong human connection with the jury, putting your client’s story before the jury and understanding the role of story & conflict at trial. To access the course please click here: The Winning vs. Whining Story: How to Transform Your Client from Victim to Victor.

Additional topics addressed include:

  • Embracing & thriving in an uncomfortable courtroom
  • Avoiding talking about your client like a victim
  • Tapping into emotional evidence
  • Breaking through your client’s rough exterior
  • Crafting the theme of your case
  • But I don’t love my client
  • Reframing the definition of conflict
  • What make a great story
  • Focusing on conflict
  • Using monologue to understand your client’s experiences

Born and raised in Los Angeles – almost underneath the iconic Hollywood sign – Jesse Wilson is the CEO and Founder of Tell The Winning Story, a communications effectiveness program that helps attorneys step into their true communications power through the raw power of the theater. He works with attorneys throughout the country to tell their client’s winning story.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in Illinois and around the country. For more information about CLE in Illinois please click the following link: IL CLE.

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NY CLE: Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Required in 2018

Change is coming to the New York CLE requirement in 2018. On January 1, 2018, a new category of CLE credit will be required in New York: “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.” This follows suit with state like Illinois and California that also have a diversity/bias requirement.

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

Starting on January 1, 2018, New York attorneys will be required to complete 1 hour of “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.”

This CLE rule change will not add to the current experienced attorney biennial CLE requirement of twenty-four (24) credit hours, nor does it change the requirement that experienced attorneys earn at least four (4) credit hours in Ethics and Professionalism. New York attorneys will still be required to completed 24 total NY CLE hours, including 4 hours of Ethics & Professionalism and 1 hour of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. For more information about New York CLE please click here: NY CLE.

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How to Post Your FL CLE Hours with the Florida Bar

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When it comes to reporting CLE compliance, Florida is a self-reporting state. That means that Florida Bar members are required to report their compliance with the FL CLER every three years and must also report all FL CLE courses completed to the Florida Bar.

The easiest way for Florida attorneys to report completed CLE courses is online through the Florida Bar website. You will need the course ID number for the course in order to report your credit.  Click here to access the link to report your FL CLE credit hours: Report FL CLE.

Posting Your Florida CLE Credits

In order to post your CLE credits with the The Florida Bar, you can login to your account on the Florida Bar website and report your FL CLE hours.

If you complete an Attorney Credits FL CLE course, the Florida course number will be located on your Certificates of Completion once you finish the course. You can download these certificates when you are logged in from the My Certificates page. To self-report your FL CLE credit click this link: Report FL CLE.

Please contact the Florida Legal Specialization and Education department at (800) 342-8060 ext. 5842 with questions regarding online CLE credit reporting. You can also contact Attorney Credits for additional information about Florida CLE compliance or visit our Florida webpages: FL CLE.

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Upcoming Webinar: How to Build & Manage Your Online Reputation for Attorneys

Quick question.  What’s the first thing somebody does when they’re looking for a lawyer?  They take their fingers and they head to Google. Well, if you don’t proactively manage your online reputation, you might not have the best first impression when potential clients start looking you up online. Attorneys need to know how to create a strong brand and positive reputation online in order to distinguish yourself from other lawyers.

Webinar Topics Covered

  • Your personal brand & its importance
  • How to create your online presence
  • How to manage your reputation online
  • How to manage negative reviews

But one false step, and your reputation could be ruined. This is why learning to create, manage and defend your reputation on-line is imperative. In this upcoming webinar on December 15 Jamie Field will give you the tips you need to make that great first impression with potential clients online. To sign up for the webinar click here: Building & Managing Your Online Reputation.

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CA CLE: Last Name H-M MCLE Deadline is February 1

 

For California attorneys that have last names that start with H-M the end is drawing near – the end of the MCLE compliance period!!!  That means it’s time to get your CA MCLE requirement done! The compliance deadline for California attorneys with last names H-M is February 1, 2018.[1]California attorneys must complete 25 total CA CLE credit hours each three-year compliance period. Of the 25 required credit hours, you must complete 4 hours of Legal Ethics, 1 hour of Competence Issues and 1 hour of Elimination of Bias. And you must complete at least 12.5 hours of participatory California CLE credit. For more information about the mandatory CA CLE requirement please click here: CA CLE.

[1] Attorneys with last names H-M are considered Group 2 attorneys.

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PA CLE: Group 3 Must Complete 12 CLEs by December 31

Pennsylvania attorneys must complete at least 12 CLE hours each annual compliance period to complete the Pennsylvania CLE requirement.[1] Please note that there are 3 CLE reporting groups in Pennsylvania – which means 3 different CLE deadlines. Pennsylvania attorneys that are in compliance Group III must complete the 12 required Pennsylvania CLE hours by December 31.

PA CLE Group III Deadline

  • December 31

Group III attorneys may complete 6 PA CLE hours by completing  online and downloadable CLE courses. Attorney Credits offers individual courses (including legal ethics) and also offers 6 hour PA CLE Bundles for Pennsylvania attorneys, the maximum allowed under the PA CLE Rules. For more information about CLE in Pennsylvania please click here: PA CLE.

[1] Pennsylvania attorneys must now complete at least a minimum of 2 hours of legal ethics, professionalism or substance abuse.

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New Substance Abuse CLE: Am I Drinking Too Much is a Rhetorical Question!

From a gang member, to an incredibly successful trial lawyer… to a full-blown alcoholic.  This is the story of Gary Gwilliam. Gary shares his story and his wisdom with you so you can avoid the same path that he – and thousands of other lawyers – ended up going down. The path to alcoholism and substance abuse.

3 Hard-Earning Lessons from Losing

  • Perseverance
  • Humility
  • Compassion

How does Gary’s story end? Well, the story hasn’t ended yet. At 80 years old, Gary is still an incredibly successful trial lawyer taking on complex civil litigation cases. In this heartfelt presentation Gary will mainly talk to you about how lawyers start drinking, the Sandy Staples case & dealing with loss, burnout & intervention and lessons from losing the big case. To access the course please click here: Am I Drinking Too Much is a Rhetorical Question!

Gary also addresses:

  • Our win-at-all-costs culture
  • The shame & guilt of losing, resources for attorneys
  • The Soul of the Law
  • How we become objectified because of our legal training
  • Taking care of yourself
  • How to get better balance
  • How to achieve peak performance
  • Learning to forgive

Gary Gwilliam is considered one of the best consumer trial attorneys in the state. He has tried 150 jury cases, of which more than 100 were personal injury cases. He has also spent the last 30 years trying to help attorneys facing substance abuse issues.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in New York and around the country. For more information about CLE in New York please click the following link: NY CLE.

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