CLE on Big Heart Intelligence in Negotiating, Structuring, Managing, and Resolving Disputes in Collaborative Relationships

Lawyers are involved in collaborative relationships in all aspects of legal life. Lawyers are involved as collaborators when they build their law firms & careers, counsel clients and deal with disputes that arise from these relationships.

Big Heart Intelligence & the Law

The goal of this program is to dive deeper into the practice of law and the legal profession and offers you a new perspective on how to approach collaborative relationships that arise in your legal practice.

In this CLE program, Julian Gresser will introduce you to the new concept of big heart intelligence, a union between the mind and the heart when negotiating, structuring, managing, and resolving disputes in collaborative relationships. To access the course please click here: Big Heart Intelligence in Negotiating, Structuring, Managing, and Resolving Disputes in Collaborative Relationships.

Julian will also touch on:

  • Emotion & the law
  • Sharpening the mind by narrowing it
  • The life cycle of collaboration
  • The shadow player
  • Defining negotiation
  • Embracing No
  • The mindfulness approach
  • Identifying assumptions
  • Going behind the mask
  • A mission of service
  • Creating the cultural change
  • The fourth sector
  • Fighting burnout
  • Authentic leadership
  • Advocating for alliances
  • Valuation of collaborative relationships

Julian Gresser is an international attorney, professional negotiator, inventor, and recognized expert on Japan. The author of four books, he has served as legal advisor to numerous U.S., Japanese, and European companies on a wide array of business issues, including joint ventures, limited (venture capital) partnerships, technology licensing, export controls and customs fraud, antitrust, and intellectual property protection, particularly patent infringement 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 Illinois and around the country. For more information about CLE in Illinois please click the following link: IL CLE.

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CA CLE: Don’t Forget the Legal Ethics, Bias and Competence Issues by the California MCLE Deadline

Under the CA MCLE Rules, California attorneys are required to complete 25 hours CA MCLE every 3 years. Of those 25 required CA CLE hours, attorneys must complete at least 12.5 hours for participatory credit. OR put another way you CANNOT complete more than 12.5 hours of self-study credit.[1]

CA MCLE Requirement – Specialty Credits

  • 4 Legal Ethics
  • 1 Competence Issues
  • 1 Elimination of Bias

California attorneys must also complete certain 6 hours of certain specialty credits.  Each three year compliance period California attorneys must complete 4 hours of Legal Ethics, 1 hour of Competence Issues, 1 hour of Elimination of Bias. Please note that California attorneys in Group 2 (Last Names H-M) must report MCLE compliance by February 1.[2]  For more information about California please click here: CA CLE.

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New CLE: Cyberbullying and Free Speech in Schools

Your 13 year-old daughter comes home from school one day crying because a group of girls posted a horrible video on YouTube calling her derogatory names and making fun of the way she dresses. The girls filmed the video at a local restaurant the day before on the way home from school. What can your daughter’s school legally do to punish the girls who filmed and posted the video?

Cyberbullying & Free Speech in Schools

Cyberbullying is one of the most vexing problems facing teachers, school employees and school districts. Unfortunately for teachers and school officials who want to punish this conduct, cyberbullying often encroaches into the territory of free speech.

In this CLE course Gretchen Shipley, an education technology lawyer, discusses one of the key issues facing educators and school districts today – cyberbullying and free speech. Gretchen will mainly cover the school’s duty to provide a safe environment, infringing on student’s free speech, school & district employees and related laws to cyberbullying. To access the course please click here: Cyberbullying and Free Speech in Schools.

These topics will also be addressed:

  • Transmitting sexual images of minor
  • Bullying & cyberbullying defined
  • Schools & social media monitoring
  • Bullying prevention laws
  • The school’s jurisdiction to punish student speech
  • The substantial disruption standard
  • Search & seizure of student’s smartphones
  • Impersonation laws
  • Tinker v. Des Moines
  • J.C. v. Beverly Hills School District
  • J.S. v. Blue Mountain School District
  • New Jersey v. T.L.O
  • Klump v. Nazareth

Gretchen M. Shipley is a partner in the San Diego area office of Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost and co-chair of the firm’s eMatters Practice Group. A respected legal leader in education law and technology, Mrs. Shipley advises school districts and presents workshops to students, employees and district leaders nationwide on the promotion of digital citizenship in the school community.

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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California CLE: CA MCLE Compliance Checklist

California attorneys that are in Group 2 (Last names H-M) for MCLE compliance purposes must complete 25 credit hours by January 31 and report CA MCLE compliance by the February 1 CA CLE reporting deadline. California attorneys beware: the State Bar of California has been conducting thousands of MCLE audits each year. From not completing 12.5 hours for participatory CLE credit — to forgetting to complete 4 hours of ethics — here are some of the top mistakes people make when completing their California MCLE requirement.

CA CLE Checklist

  • 25 Total hours
  • 12.5 participatory hours
  • 4 Ethics
  • 1 Bias
  • 1 Competence Issues
  • 1/31 Compliance Deadline
  • 2/1 Reporting Deadline

Please make sure to properly complete your CA CLE requirement if you are a Group 2 attorney. You will feel much better in July if you get that MCLE audit letter in your mailbox!! For more information about California CLE please click here: CA CLE.

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CA CLE: Don’t Forget the 12.5 Hours of Participatory!!

Starting around November we get quite a few calls from California attorneys as the CA MCLE compliance deadline approaches. We get quite a few calls from California attorneys that don’t know about the participatory and/or self-study CLE requirements when it comes to CA MCLE compliance. California attorneys must make sure to complete at least 12.5 credit hours of participatory credit each three-year compliance period.[1]

CA MCLE – Participatory Credit

  • 12.5 Hours

And yes, you can take online and downloadable CLE course for participatory CLE credit.  If a CLE provider verifies your “participation” — or attendance — in the course, then a CA CLE activity is considered participatory.  Attorney Credits offers online and downloadable CA CLE courses that can be completed for self-study or participatory credit.[2] For more information about California CLE, please click the following link: CA CLE.

[1] California attorneys CANNOT complete more than 12.5 credit hours of self-study credit.

[2] You select the type of credit you want before you begin your CA CLE course.

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Use My State Bar Profile to Report CA MCLE Compliance

For attorneys in California with last names between H-M the end is drawing near… the end of the MCLE compliance period! Yes, it’s your time to get your CA MCLE requirement done and get it reported. Once you finish your 25 hours what do you do now???[1]

My State Bar Profile

  • Tool used to report California CLE compliance
  • Part of Cal Bar  website

Now it’s time to report your MCLE compliance on the State Bar of California website through your My State Bar Profile account. Please make sure not to send in any Certificates of Completion to the Cal Bar. They will only ask for certificates if you get audited in July.

[1] Including 4 ethics, 1 bias and 1 competence issues & complete 12.5 hours for participatory credit.

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CA CLE: Last Names H-M Must Complete 25 Hours by January 31

For California attorneys with the last names H-M the end of the MCLE compliance period is drawing near. That means it’s time to get started on that California MCLE! The reporting deadline for California attorneys with last names H-M is February 1, 2018. Alright, got your attention yet?

California MCLE Compliance

  • Last Names H-M
  • Report Compliance by February 1

Don’t forget that California attorneys must complete 25 CA CLE hours each 3 year compliance period. Of the 25 required hours, you must complete 4 hours of Legal Ethics, 1 hour on Competence Issues and 1 hour of Elimination of Bias. And don’t forget that 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.

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Can all of Attorney Credits CA CLE courses be taken for participatory credit?

The short answer – yes!  California attorneys can take all 12.5 required participatory hours online, including all ethics, bias and competence issues. For online (and downloadable) CLE courses, participatory means that we monitor your participation – which we do.[1]

The next group up for MCLE compliance in California is Compliance Group 2. Attorneys with last names H-M must complete the California MCLE requirement and report compliance by February 1, 2018.  For more information please click here: CA MCLE.

[1] For online streaming video courses you must click on randomly inserted pop ups during the video to confirm that you are viewing the course. For downloadable audio & video and CD courses we have embedded numeric codes in the courses. You must write these numbers down and then after you complete the course you must enter the codes on the website to obtain your course certificate. Please note that the date you enter the codes and get the certificate is the date that will be printed on the certificate.

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OH CLE: Last Names M – Z Complete 24 Hours by December 31

Ohio attorneys must complete 24 Ohio CLE hours every 2 years to complete the OH CLE requirement. Ohio attorneys must also complete the 2.5 hour Professional Conduct requirement as part of the required 24 OH CLE credit hours.[1]

Ohio CLE – Compliance Groups

  • Last names M – Z
  • December 31 deadline

Ohio attorneys may now complete up to 12 hours of the required 24 OH CLE hours through online Ohio CLE courses. The date to complete the required 24 credit hours is December 31 and the deadline to report your OH CLE compliance is January 31. For more information about the OH CLE requirement please click here: OH CLE.

[1] To fulfill the Professional Conduct requirement, Ohio attorneys must complete at least 2.5 hours in any of the following areas – Substance Abuse, Legal Ethics or Professionalism.

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OR CLE: Complete 45 Oregon MCLE Hours by December 31

Oregon attorneys must complete 45 OR CLE hours every 3 year to remain in compliance with the Oregon MCLE requirement.[1] If this is your compliance year, you must finish all 45 required credit hours by midnight on December 31, 2017. Please note that the completed, signed compliance report is due no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2018.

Oregon CLE Deadline

  • December 31

Oregon attorneys are allowed to complete all 45 required OR CLE credit hours through computer based online and downloadable CLE courses. We feature a wide selection of CLE courses covering legal ethics, access to justice and the mandatory elder abuse reporting duty in Oregon. For more information about CLE in Oregon please click here: OR CLE.

[1] Please note that Oregon attorneys must now complete one (1) hour on the mandatory Elder Abuse reporting requirement for attorneys in Oregon.

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