California MCLE

Using Facebook and Social Media Evidence at Trial

Every morning I wake up and check the headlines on Law.com and the Law Technology News.  It seems everyday brings more headlines on the use of social media and other electronic evidence at trial.  Whether it’s prosecutors trying to ‘friend’ potential jurors or attorneys turning to social media for evidence to use at trial, the Internet holds massive amounts of information. The…

The Digital Age Brings New Legal Challenges For Schools

Guest post by Gretchen Shipley With fewer resources than ever before, school district administrators are overwhelmed with trying to keep up with and respond to on-line misconduct by students and teachers. In an era of sexting, cyberbullying, and Facebook, school administrators walk a fine line in trying to provide a safe school environment and at the same time, trying not to infringe…

California MCLE Deadline is Right Around the Corner!

Yes, it’s almost that time of the year again in California – MCLE season.  I have already noticed increasing numbers of California attorneys logging on to complete their CLE requirement online.  That’s because Group 3 California attorneys with the last name N-Z must complete their 25 hours of approved MCLE credits by February 1, 2011. We have also been very busy finalizing…

Moving A Law Firm To Google Apps

Guest post by Eric Hunter Why Google Apps? Why Not. I know, it sounds a little nuts, but Google is going to take over the world, our collective consciousness and all of us in it, so we might as well just jump on board! Seriously though, from a strategic investment perspective, there’s a lot to Google Apps and competing collaborative cloud hosted…

Legal Ethics & Fee Agreements

Legal Ethics – two little words that make the hairs on every attorney’s neck stand up. What does ethics mean to you – is it just another required MCLE course? There is obviously a reason why legal ethics is mandatory in almost every state.  Knowing your ethical obligations and acting responsibly will ensure that you get to keep that law license you worked…

Fee Arrangements: Get Paid for Your Time & Advice

We were lucky enough to work with renowned attorney James E. King ofthe King Law firm this week to put together some excellent programs on fee agreements.[1] The first course discusses the ethics of fee agreements and the second course delves into what is considered a ‘reasonable’ fee. Mr. King presented numerous nuggets of wisdom, but probably none greater than this kernel of truth:…

California ‘Late’ MCLE Deadline is June 30

The bad news is that if your last name starts with N – Z and you haven’t yet completed your 25 Unit California Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirement you will be fined $100. The good news is that if you pay your $100 fine and complete your MCLE by June 30th you will still be able to practice law.  June 30th is the final deadline…

Don’t Scream! California MCLE Deadline Is Near

The Scream is Edward Munch’s most famous work and probably one of the most recognizable paintings. This painting represents the universal anxiety of modern man. If you are a California attorney whose last name begins with N-Z you may also be experiencing this type of anxiety: You now have 18 days to fulfill your California MCLE requirement.  That’s 25 total CLE units — including…