New CLE Course: Cell Phones, CDR Reports & GPS Tracking for Attorneys

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In 1984, the dystopian novel by George Orwell, due to constant surveillance Big Brother knew your every move. In our new digital world, your cell phone might as well be Big Brother – it knows everything you do! Because cell phones now track your every movement, cell phone forensics and cellular data analysis is now widely used in criminal and civil cases to place a person at a particular location based on the data produced by the cell phone.

Both civil and criminal must now be knowledgeable about cell phone data in order to effectively represent and advise their clients.

In this CLE course Robert Aguero, a cell phone forensics examiner, discusses how you can utilize data from cell phones and cell towers in your cases. Robert will address how CDR (Call Detail Reports) are used to track suspects, analyze several CDR reports, show you how to properly read and interpret CDR data & mistakes made by law enforcement in reading the data, discuss how phones can be tracked through the CDR report and detail how accurate or inaccurate that data can be. To access the course please click here: The Phone Knows All: Cell Phones, CDR Reports & GPS Tracking for Attorneys.

Additional topics discussed:

  • How cell phone calls are made
  • MVNOs
  • What cell towers look like
  • The information that is available
  • Using your CDR data
  • Data & mobility usage
  • LTE data

Robert has been licensed as a private investigator in the State of California for 17 years. A former police officer and detective, he provides an unbiased, independent analysis of the data on cell phones and GPS units.

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 California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.

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GA CLE: Complete 12 Georgia CLE Hours by December 31

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Georgia attorneys are required to complete 12 GA CLE hours each year. Of the 12 required hours, you must complete at least 1 credit hour of legal ethics and 1 credit 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 to get your Georgia completed before the end of the year! The deadline to complete the required 12 GA CLE credit hours is December 31 and the reporting deadline is January 31. If you do now know how many credit hours you need to complete, you have the ability to check your Georgia CLE record during the year by logging into your account on the State Bar of Georgia website. For more information about Georgia CLE please click here: GA CLE.

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AL CLE: Complete 12 Alabama CLE Hours by December 31

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Attorneys licensed to practice in Alabama have an annual AL CLE requirement. Alabama attorneys must complete 12 AL CLE credit hours each year, including 1 hour of ethics. The deadline to complete the annual required 12 Alabama CLE units is December 31. On the bright side, Alabama attorneys are allowed to complete up to 6 online AL CLE credits hours each MCLE compliance period.

Alabama CLE Deadline

  • December 31

Attorney Credits is an Approved Sponsor of CLE in Alabama and all of our AL CLE courses have been approved by the Alabama Continuing Legal Education Commission. Don’t wait until December 30th to get started on your AL CLE when you can sign up and start taking your CLE courses in minutes. For more information about CLE in Alabama, please click here: AL CLE.

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NV CLE: Complete 12 Hours by December 31

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Nevada attorneys are required to complete a minimum of twelve NV CLE credit hours each annual Nevada CLE compliance period by December 31. In addition, Nevada attorneys must complete at least two hours of legal ethics every year as part of the 12 unit Nevada CLE requirement and one hour of substance abuse every 3 years.[1]

NV CLE Deadline

  • December 31

Nevada attorneys are allowed to complete all 12 credit hours though online and downloadable CLE courses. We offer all Nevada CLE courses in the following media formats: online streaming video, downloadable audio & downloadable video courses. To access more information about Nevada CLE please click here: NV CLE.

[1] Please note that Nevada attorneys now have a substance abuse requirement that must be completed every three (3) years.

Pennsylvania Group 3 Attorneys: 12 PA CLE Hours by December 31

screen-capture-3Pennsylvania attorneys must complete a minimum of twelve (12) CLE credit hours each annual compliance period in order to complete the annual Pennsylvania requirement.[1] There are 3 reporting groups in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania attorneys that are in compliance Group III must complete the 6 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 Attorney Credits online and downloadable PA CLE courses. Attorney Credits offers individual courses (including legal ethics) and also offers 6 hour PA CLE bundles for PA 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 two (2) hours of legal ethics, professionalism or substance abuse.

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Colorado CLE: 45 CO CLE Hours by December 31

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The Colorado CLE deadline is rapidly approaching if this the end of your 3 year compliance cycle! Colorado attorneys must complete 45 CO CLE hours every three years in order to complete the Colorado CLE requirement.[1] Of the forty-five (45) required CO CLE credit hours, at least seven (7) credit hours must be completed in the area of legal ethics.

December 31 CO CLE Deadline

  • All 45 CO CLE credit hours must be completed by December 31

All 45 required CO CLE credit hours must be completed by December 31. Attorney Credits is an Approved Sponsor of CLE in Colorado.[2] Our Colorado CLE courses have all been approved for CLE credit by the Colorado CLE Board for Home Study credit because our CO CLE courses meet the requirements of the CO MCLE Rules. For more information about Colorado CLE, please click the following link: CO CLE.

[1] You must also report your CO CLE compliance to the Colorado CLE Board before January 31.

[2] We are listed as “attcre” with the Colorado CLE Board.

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New CLE: From Harry Ellis to Trump – The Ethics of Federal Disqualification Motions

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Spanning four trials and twenty years, the Harry Bridges saga marked one of the most brutal and longest civil litigation battles in American history in the deportation context. Even after the Supreme Court called it a relentless “crusade” – a veritable case of “man’s intolerance to man,” the Executive lawyers and FBI investigators continued to relentlessly pursued the imprisonment and deportation of this one man, Harry Bridges.

Harry Bridges: Life and Legacy[1]

Harry Bridges was one of the most influential labor leaders in US history.  Frequently at odds with conservative elements in the labor movement, and often vilified by employers and government officials, Bridges made the International Longshore and Warehouse Union into a progressive pillar of US trade unionism.

Attorney and author Peter Afrasiabi examines the ethical issues related to federal disqualification motions by delving into the fascinating Harry Ellis case and examining President Trump’s calls to disqualify Judge Gonzalo Curiel from his civil fraud. By analyzing a number of additional case examples, Peter also highlights the questions related to the timing of bringing these motions, when you should bring such motions, when you should refrain from brining these motions and the ethical issues associated with these motions. From Harry Ellis to Trump: The Ethics of Federal Disqualification Motions.

The following ethical situation swill be analyzed:

  • A judge’s prior relationship with parties
  • A judge’s prior relationship with a witness
  • A judge’s prior relationship with lawyer
  • A judge’s public commentary on issues
  • Disqualification motions brought on race-charges

From battles with Madonna over the “Material Girl” brand to fair use disputes with the Eagles’ Don Henley to protecting such iconic brands as Bettie Page in trademark and trade dress disputes, Peter R. Afrasiabi primarily handles copyright, trademark, and entertainment disputes.

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.

[1] Harry Bridges: Life and Legacy

http://depts.washington.edu/dock/Harry_Bridges_intro.shtml

NY CLE: 12 Online New Jersey CLE Hours Allowed

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New Jersey attorneys must complete at least 24 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) each NJ CLE compliance period. Without a valid exception New Jersey attorneys may complete 12 credit hours of online New Jersey CLE courses every two-year compliance period.

Online NJ CLE

New Jersey lawyers may complete twelve (12) NJ CLE credit hours every two years through online and downloadable CLE courses – including four (4) mandatory credit hours of legal ethics (without a valid exception).

There are two different exceptions that New Jersey attorneys can apply for that allow attorneys to take all 24 CLE hours through online on-demand NJ CLE courses. These are the non-resident and medical CLE exceptions. To access more information about CLE compliance requirements in New Jersey: NJ CLE.

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FL CLE: When is My Florida CLE Reporting Deadline?

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Florida attorneys must complete and report 30 Florida CLE credit hours each 3 year reporting cycle. But when is your deadline to report your CLE compliance?

FL CLE Deadline

Your Florida CLE reporting deadline is chosen randomly by a computer.

The Florida Bar will send you a reminder three months prior to your FL CLE deadline.[1] If you have not yet completed your mandatory FL CLE requirement when the notice is sent, you will receive a Reporting Affidavit. You must return this Affidavit by the reporting date along with an explanation of how you cured your CLE deficit. To access more information about Florida CLE please click the following link: FL CLE.

[1] The Florida Bar will also provide you notice regarding the FL CLE that you have completed. If have completed your Florida CLE requirement at that time, you will receive a Notice of Compliance. If this Notice of Compliance is accurate, you don’t have to take any further steps.

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CLE on Common Issues in State Tax Practice

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State taxation issues are extremely difficult to deal with – far more so than dealing with IRS tax issues. It is an incredibly vast subject and very few legal practitioners are skilled in this practice area because it requires a high knowledge bar. And even for a skilled tax practitioner, there are always new challenges, problems and issues that arise in everyday practice.

This CLE course will cover the gamut of income tax collections issues while focusing on payroll and sales tax audits.

Sam Brotman of Brotman Law will primarily discuss state vs. federal tax controversies, specific payroll & sales tax specific collections issues, Employment Development Department (EDD) audits, Board Of Equalization (BOE) audits and potential penalties. While Sam uses California as a model state for his discussion, California is modeled after the federal system like many states and attorneys around the country can benefit from his practical knowledge and expertise of the subject. To access the course please click here: Common Issues in State Tax Practice.

Additional subjects covered:

  • Voluntary & involuntary compliance
  • Priority of assets
  • How states locate missing tax debtors & assets
  • Installment agreements
  • Liens
  • Discharge
  • Warrants
  • Orders to withhold
  • Missing year returns
  • Administrative hearings
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Independent contractor vs. employee issues
  • Audit plans
  • Sales & use tax audits
  • Evasion penalties

Samuel D. Brotman is the founder of Brotman Law. His practice primarily centers on all aspects of tax litigation and criminal and civil tax controversies in front of the IRS, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, Board of Equalization, and various other state and local tax agencies. Although a strong proponent of early stage tax resolution, Sam’s practice is uniquely tailored to assist clients in all phases of their tax controversy.

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 California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.

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