California MCLE

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…

California Specialty Courses: Elimination of Bias, Substance Abuse, Legal Ethics

If you are a California attorney and you just need a few specialty credits before the February 1 MCLE deadline we have your covered.  We have a number of courses in legal ethics, substance abuse, and elimination of bias.  These courses are taught by a range of experts on a variety of interesting subjects – from pharmaceuticals to ethics in IP business…

CLE Your Way!

As part of CLE Your Way we have started offering both CDs and DVDs packages for California attorneys.  These CD and DVD packages include all 25 credits that you need and sell for the insanely low price of $159.99.  Initially our original model was an all-online concept because we saw streaming video as the wave of the future.  However, attorneys are a…

Why don’t more attorneys find value in CLE?

I have been pondering this all week. What got me started thinking about this was last week’s post about the Illinois attorney who got his secretary to complete his online CLE. At first I found it comical that the attorney’s misdeeds were revealed (he must have made his secretary mad!). Then the more I thought about it, the angrier I became for…

Cybersleuthing & Intellectual Assets

On Thursday night I had the pleasure of taping another wonderful event with the North County Bar Association here in San Diego. It was a great dinner on a beautiful Southern California spring evening, and there was a wonderful presentation on Cybersleuthing – or more appropriate title ‘digging up dirt online.’ It was a great presentation that instructed attorneys how to find…

35 Revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct

For almost a decade, the Rules Revision Commission of the State Bar Board of Governors has been busy working the California Rules of Professional.[1] In November 2009, The California State Bar’s Board of Governors approved nearly three dozen new or amended professional conduct rules. These thirty-five rule revisions deal with issues ranging from attorney’s fees to lawyers serving as third-party neutrals.[2] Many…