Monthly Archives: October 2017

New Webinar on the Power of Personal Branding

Business development takes time, patience and a large heaping of perseverance. Whether you work at Skadden or you hang your own shingle, you can’t just wake up one day and decide to focus on business development and expect clients to come running through the door.

Jay Harrington

Jay Harrington is an attorney, author, coach and business development consultant to lawyers and law firms. He is the co-founder of Harrington Communications, a leading professional services marketing agency. Previously, Jay practiced law at Skadden Arps, Foley & Lardner, and his own boutique law firm.

If you would like to learn more about how to build a strong personal brand, in this webinar Jay Harrington discusses key action steps you can take to create and develop your online brand.[1] Click here to access the webinar: The Power of Personal Branding: From One of Many, to One of a Kind.

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CLE on Visa Options for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Many technology businesses across the nation hire foreign workers because they are in desperate need of the skills and training these professionals have. America is simply not properly educating students in these fields thus leading to a shortage of skilled workers.

Visa Options for Startups and Entrepreneurs

There is a huge shortage of available talent in the science, technology and engineering fields (commonly referred to as STEM) not just at home, but around the world.

The bottom line is that America needs the best talent to succeed and entrepreneurs and startups often look abroad to fill key positions. This CLE presentation on visa options available to entrepreneurs and startup companies will focus on adjudication trends, practical tips & guidance for applications and points to consider when deciding what visa options work best. Please click here to access the course: Visa Options for Startups and Entrepreneurs.

The following visas will mainly be discussed:

  • H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa
  • O-1A Extraordinary Ability Visa
  • L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa
  • E-2 Treaty Investor/E-1 Treaty Trader Visa
  • Parole for Startup Entrepreneurs
  • EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Petition
  • EB-1C Multinational Manager or Executive
  • EB-2 National Interest Waiver

Attorney Ekaterina Powell is a California-based immigration attorney working in San Diego. As a Russian immigrant, she is well aware of the complications a foreign national may experience upon moving to the United States. It was her experience as an immigrant, coupled with a desire to pursue law which inspired her to enter the field of immigration law.

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 New York CLE in please click the following link: NY CLE.

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Webinar: The Power of Personal Branding

Whether you work at an Am Law 200 Firm or you’re solo, you can’t wake up one day and decide to focus on business development and expect instant results.  Business development takes time, patience and perseverance.

Building Your Brand

One of the keys to building a profitable and sustainable book of business is building a strong personal brand – both online and offline.

To learn more about building a strong personal brand, join Jay Harrington this Friday, October 20th (10 am PT/ 1 pm ET) who will discuss key action steps you can take to create and develop your online brand. Click here to sign up for the webinar: The Power of Personal Branding: From One of Many, to One of a Kind.

Topics covered:

  • Key sources of most new business
  • Understanding who you really serve
  • Six core brand building strategies
  • Why it’s important to build your brand online
  • Building trust online
  • Moving online conversations offline
  • And move prospects along the buyer’s journey

Jay Harrington is an attorney, author, coach and business development consultant to lawyers and law firms. He is the co-founder of Harrington Communications, a leading professional services marketing agency. Previously, Jay practiced law at Skadden Arps, Foley & Lardner, and his own boutique law firm.

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CLE on Selecting a Professional Fiduciary as a Successor Trustee

When it comes to nominating a successor trustee there are usually four main groups that people regularly turn to – family members, friends, corporate trustees – and more recently, professional fiduciaries. But what exactly does a professional fiduciary do?

Licensed Professional Fiduciary

A professional fiduciary serves the client’s best interest by acting as a trustee, agent under a durable power of attorney for health care, or agent under a durable power of attorney for finances.

In this CLE course, Marguerite Lorenze and Adam Sherry provide their insight and guidance on selecting a professional fiduciary as a successor trustee. The main points of discussion include: working with professional fiduciaries, doing your due diligence, interacting with the client and corporate trustees vs. private fiduciaries. To access the course please click here: Selecting a Professional Fiduciary as a Successor Trustee.

Additionally, Marguerite and Adam also cover:

  • Resources for attorneys
  • The power of attorney
  • Agent for health care
  • Meeting & communicating with the client
  • Advising clients
  • Trust provisions
  • Improving the client’s life
  • Focusing on the quality of life
  • Key provisions
  • The role of the corporate trustee
  • Putting the client’s interest first

Marguerite is a professional Trustee and Executor and frequent speaker on a variety of Estate Planning topics. Adam L. Sherry specializes in estate planning and probate and trust administration.

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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CA CLE: California MCLE Deadline is February 1

Don’t worry, there’s is still plenty of time to get your California MCLE done! If you’re an attorney whose last name states with H-M, you still have a few months left to get your required California MCLE done! The deadline is not until February 1, 2018.

25 California MCLEs

If you are a Group 2 (H-M) California attorney you must complete the 25 required MCLE hours by February 1.

Of the 25 required CA MCLE 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 credit hours of participatory CA CLE credit. For more information about the mandatory CA CLE requirement please click here: CA CLE.

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What’s in a Name – CLE on Selecting, Identifying & Protecting Trademarks

For many entrepreneurs and business owners, the intellectual property of the company is the last thing on their mind when starting and running their business. They are more concerned with getting their business off the ground, hitting sales marks and growing their business. However, intellectual property is often the most valuable asset of the business and it must be properly protected – especially trademarks because they are what consumers recognize in the marketplace.

Selecting a Trademark

 A strong trademark or service mark can make the difference between a wildly successful business – and its not-so-successful competition.

In this CLE course Christian Fenton teaches you how to counsel your business clients when selecting, identifying and protecting trademarks for their businesses, brands, products and services. Christian will mainly discuss the foundations of trademark law, identifying & searching for a conflicting trademark and the main benefits of federal trademark protection. To access this course please click here: What’s in a Name: The Fundamentals of Trademark Law.

These topics are also covered in this CLE course:

  • Types of trademarks
  • The main goals of trademark protection
  • The origins of trademark law
  • The federal trademark statute
  • Continuous use of the trademark
  • Identifying a strong mark
  • How to search for conflicting trademarks
  • Trademark infringement
  • Duration of the mark

Christian is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and California, is a registered patent attorney and has been litigating cases for nearly 10 years. Throughout that time, Christian obtained a broad base of legal experience, including that obtained from having been a managing attorney at a large San Diego law firm. Christian’s practice focuses on intellectual property prosecution and litigation, as well as other business litigation.

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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