Monthly Archives: August 2016

NJ CLE: Compliance Group 1 Deadline

Attorneys that are licensed to practice law in New Jersey must complete at least 24 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) each two year NJ CLE compliance period.[1] The deadline to complete and report your NJ CLE compliance is December 31. However, not every New Jersey attorney must complete their CLE at the end of 2016 because there are two different…

New Digital Assets Law Coming to California???

What happens to your Facebook account when you die… does it die too? What about your PayPal account, iTunes library and all your other valuable digital assets? States around the country have begun to pass legislation that allow individuals to access social media accounts and other digital accounts on behalf of a deceased individual. To date, over 20 states have passed their…

Texas CLE: When is the TX MCLE Deadline?

Texas attorneys must complete at least 15 Texas CLE credit hours each annual compliance period. The Texas CLE compliance period is a one-year period that begins on the first day of your birth month. The Texas CLE compliance period ends one year later on the last day of the month BEFORE your birth month. Additionally, each Texas attorney receives an automatic grace…

CLE: Ethical Issues in Social Media and eDiscovery

Social media offers attorneys and law firms the opportunity to build credibility & trust with clients, uncover relevant facts & information about cases, clients and opposing attorneys, and to bring in new business. Unfortunately, social media also creates many new ethical pitfalls for attorneys. Law firms, attorneys, and staff must ensure that their online activities adhere to ethical and professional rules of…

CLE: Legal Challenges of Working with Breweries

With the emergence of Stone Brewing, Ballast Point and thousands of other breweries in every corner of the country, the American craft beer industry has exploded over the last decade. Unfortunately, while these new brewer entrepreneurs are experts when it comes to barley & hops, they are not experts when it comes to reviewing leases and establishing trademark rights in their beers.…

CLE on New Legal Technology Tools for Lawyers

New technologies sprout up every day. These new technologies are changing society and the legal profession at a rapid pace. Social media discovery, cloud computing, practice management software… these new technologies have changed the way lawyers practice law and the way law firms operate. While recent innovations have helped to streamline the legal process, create new ways to work more efficiently and…

CLE on Emerging Trends in Cannabis Litigation

The green gold rush has taken off. With marijuana laws rapidly changing across the country, many individuals and businesses have sought to cash in off the new “green gold rush.” Dispensaries, growers, cultivators and many others now seek to establish their position in this lucrative new industry and their share of billions of dollars in new business. Unfortunately, the last few years…

CLE on Voir Google & the Ethics of Jury Selection

When we try a case, our goal as lawyers is to get an impartial jury. But in reality, anybody who has struck a jury knows this is no easy task. During voir dire we must investigate jurors to uncover potential bias to ensure that the jury will be as fair as possible. And our investigation of jurors and jury system itself is…