Monthly Archives: December 2017

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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TX CLE: Complete 15 TX MCLE Hours Annually

Texas attorneys have an annual TX MCLE requirement. Attorneys in Texas must complete at least 15 hours annually, including at least 3 hours of legal ethics. If you have not completed or reported the 15 hours by the last day of your compliance period, a reminder Notice will be emailed and mailed to you at the beginning of your birth month.

TX CLE – Grace Period

  • Your birth month is essentially a grace period to complete the required 15 hours.

You will automatically be given your birth month as a grace period in order to comply with the TX MCLE requirements without a penalty. If you do not complete and report at least 15 hours of CLE by the last day of the grace period, you will be in non-compliance and subject to a penalty. For more information about CLE in Texas please click here: TX CLE.

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WA CLE: MCLE Group 2 Compliance is December 31

Washington must complete a minimum of 45 WA MCLE hours every three years by December 31.  In addition, Washington attorneys must also complete a minimum of 6 hours of Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility each compliance period.

WA MCLE Compliance Deadline

  • Group 2 MCLE Compliance Group
  • December 31, 2017

If you are a Group 2 attorney in Washington you must complete all 45 required WA CLE credit hours before December 31, 2017. Please note that the live course requirement has been eliminated in Washington and attorneys may now complete all 45 WA CLE through computer based courses.

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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

OH CLE: Ohio CLE Deadline is December 31

Ohio attorneys must complete 24 Ohio CLE credit hours every 2 years to complete the OH CLE requirement. Ohio attorneys must also complete the Professional Conduct requirement as part of the required 24 OH CLE credit hours. To fulfill the Professional Conduct requirement, Ohio attorneys must complete at least 2.5 credit hours in any of the following areas – Substance Abuse, Legal Ethics or Professionalism.

Ohio CLE Compliance & Reporting

  • Reporting Cycle: 2 years
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: January 31

Ohio attorneys may now complete up to 12 credit hours of the required 24 OH CLE credit hours through online Ohio CLE courses. The deadline for Ohio attorneys with last names M – Z to complete the required 24 OH CLE credit hours is rapidly approaching. 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.

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NJ CLE: Complete 24 CLE Hours by December 31

New Jersey attorneys are required to complete at least 24 hours of NJ CLE each 2 year CLE compliance period. The deadline to complete your required CLE and report your New Jersey CLE compliance is December 31. If you are in NJ CLE Compliance Group 2 you must complete and report your CLE by December 31, 2017.

NJ CLE Compliance – Group 2

  • Birthday between July 1 – December 31
  • NJ CLE deadline is 12/31/17

Don’t wait until New Years Eve to get started! With Attorney Credits you sign up in minutes and start studying your NJ CLE courses right away. New Jersey attorneys are allowed to complete 12 hours via online CLE without a valid non-resident or medical exception. Please click here for more information about CLE in New Jersey: NJ CLE.

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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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