Tag: New York CLE

Data Security for Attorneys and Law Firms

On the morning of June 27th,  DLA attorneys and employees walking into work at the DC offices were greeted with a peculiar message written on a whiteboard in the lobby. The message warned all employees not to turn on their computers and to remove all laptops from docking stations and to keep the devices turned them off. The global law firm that…

How to Handle Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in Family Court Cases

When allegations of sex abuse arise in family law cases, they often surface in the heat of custody litigation where it is difficult for judges, attorneys and mental health professionals to assess the veracity of the allegations. These are extremely complicated and emotional cases that can be a minefield for attorneys and other family law professionals. An understanding of divorce dynamics and…

CLE Course on Business Succession Planning for Small Business Owners

Every business owner must eventually contemplate selling or transferring their business. What they often fail to think about is how this transition will be accomplished. This CLE course will help you counsel business owner clients when they are ready to transfer, sell or otherwise transition their business. Closely Held Businesses – Value Creation and Transitions The resulting increased clarity for the owner…

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…

CLE On How to Succeed in Mediation by Really Trying

A lot of lawyers think that they really know about mediation.  But mediation is not arbitration, it’s not an early case evaluation and it’s not just a settlement conference. It’s a voluntary process where the parties control the outcome and have the ability to be creative and craft solutions that no judgment or verdict could ever provide. The Mediator: The Neutral Facilitator…

New Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE Requirement for New York in 2018

Change is coming to the New York CLE requirement. Starting in 2018, a new category of CLE credit will be required in New York: Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. This follows suit with state like Illinois and California that also have a diversity/bias/discrimination requirement. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias Starting in 2018, New York attorneys will be required to complete…

CLE on Using Energy Tax Credits to Benefit Your Clients

A client walks into your office. Due to some bad investments, she has been forced to file bankruptcy. Making her situation even worse, she still owes $100,000 to the IRS… and according to the bankruptcy code she must pay in cash and reorganization is not an option. Energy Tax Credits  There is a great deal of opportunity for your clients with tax…

New Ethics CLE: Ethics & the SmallLaw Attorney 

Complying with the ethical rules can be a challenge for solo and small firm practitioners. Small firm and solo practitioners normally handle nearly all legal and business aspects of the firm, as they often serve as their own marketing, administration, billing and collections departments. Ethics & the SmallLaw Attorney  Small firm and solo attorneys are especially susceptible to ethics violations because they…

New CLE on Patent Protection in the United States

A well-known phrase amongst IP practitioners is that patentable subject matter may include “anything under the sun that is made by man.” However, it should come as no surprise that not every invention is patentable – even if it falls within the four classes of “statutory subject matter.” Abraham Lincoln “The Patent System added the fuel of interest to the fire of…