New York MCLE

Working with Witnesses

Today’s society has become so complex that expert witnesses are now a part of a large number of cases and trials.  And the list of experts is exhaustive, from tire experts to legal malpractice experts. One of the biggest errors that many attorneys make as they approach trial is deciding to hire their expert witness too late in the proceedings. This can…

Should State Bars Limit the Amount of Online CLE?

As Director of Legal Education with at Attorney Credits, one of the trickier parts of CLE is dealing with the MCLE regulations and requirements of each state. Instead of one uniform CLE system throughout the country, each state sets different requirements for its own MCLE program.  That’s the reason why Nevada (NV) attorneys must complete 12 CLE units each year, while attorneys…

Rutgers CLE Program Hacked

The Internet was made for pure communication.  That’s why security was such an afterthought – it would hinder the flow of ideas.  But as the Internet and World Wide Web have transformed into an incredibly important global infrastructure, this lack of security has become increasingly troublesome. And making things worse, the potential targets for hackers are seemingly endless – from the Whitehouse…

Who Owns a Social Media Account?

As we have progressed into our new Web 2.0 world, social media has created a brave new world … but it has also created new legal issues.  Once again we are faced with a novel question: does the employer or the employee own the social media account? The latest case comes from Pennsylvania and involves an employee’s claim that her former employer…

FAQ for NY CLE

According to the ABA there are over 160,000 attorneys active in New York. That’s quite a few attorneys who need to complete their 24 unit biennial MCLE requirement. To put that in perspective, there are about as many active lawyers practicing in New York as there is in Florida, Illinois and New Jersey – combined. Luckily, attorneys in New York can fulfill all…

Eliminating Bias in the Legal System

By Jason Castillo, Director of Legal Education What does eliminating bias from the legal system mean to you?  After attending a handful of Elimination of Bias lectures, I know that probably just the mention of eliminating bias probably makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Is the elimination of bias just another required course that you are forced to take…

Beyond Minimum Continuing Legal Education

I read a great article earlier in the week from Attorney at Work on ‘sharpening the saw.’ I would like to thank Wendy Werner for writing about something that has been our goal here: going beyond minimum continuing legal education. ‘Cast Your Gaze Beyond Meeting Annual CLE Requirements’ reads one of the main captions of the article – my sentiments exactly! The…

Voir Dire Is a lot LIke American Idol?!?

Guest post by David Cannon, Ph.D. & Bryan Edelman, Ph.D Remember the beginning of American Idol every year where countless individuals brag about their ability to sing, only to reveal that they have no singing talent whatsoever?  I’m confident that some of these individuals know that they can’t sing, but we Americans will sometimes do almost anything to get on television.  However, some…

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…