Tag: NY CLE

IP Basics for Transactional Attorneys

Many businesses fail to understand and protect possibly their most valuable asset – the intellectual property of the company.  And in today’s Web 2.0 world, companies must also be especially cognizant not to infringe on the intellectual property rights of other companies and individuals.  This can lead to costly lawsuits and drain the company of precious time and resources.  Attorneys need to…

New York CLE: How and When Do I Report CLE Compliance?

Experienced attorneys in New York must complete at least 24 credit hours of approved Continuing Legal Education (CLE) each biennial compliance period.[1]  The biennial compliance period is the two-year period between your attorney registrations.  As part of the 24 credit hour NY CLE requirement, New York attorneys must also complete 4 credit hours of Ethics and Professionalism. Experienced New York attorneys must…

CLE Course: The Limits of Persuasion: Know Them and Use Them

Influencing other people can be a challenging task.  Many people hold strong beliefs and opinions on a number of positions – from gun regulation to their favorite sports team.  However, persuasion techniques can be employed to influence and convince others to change their beliefs or at least get them to move away from an entrenched position. Robert Cialdini – Six Principles of Influence…

CLE Course: Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction

There is a prescription pill epidemic in this country and many people are just now finding out about it.  In San Diego, more people now die from accidental prescription drug overdoses than die in car accidents.[1]  In fact, 269 people died from accidental prescription drug overdoses in San Diego in 2012.  And part of the problem is the availability of these drugs. …

CLE Course: How to Prepare Your Client for Deposition

Considering that less than 5% of cases go to trial, deposition is now one of the most crucial aspects of litigation.  For your anxious client, the deposition is almost the functional equivalent of their “day in court.” One of the most useful subjects, both for lawyers and their clients, has been preparing to give testimony at a deposition. Proper preparation of the…

CLE Course: The Initial Client Interview in Family Law Matters

Do you know one of the best times to prevent malpractice? During the very first meeting with the client – at the outset of the attorney-client relationship. This is a crucial point in the attorney-client relationship that must be used to examine many facets of your representation – from your competence to handle the matter in question to the existence of conflicts…

CLE Course: Client Intake, Damages & Expert Witnesses – Do You Want to Take This PI Case?

When you are contemplating whether to take that next case remember the quote below.  This quote is from a seasoned attorney who has learned his lesson the hard way – not to take every case that walks through the door.  How many times have you started a case and then once you get deeper into it you think to yourself, “why did…

CLE Course: An ERISA Litigation Primer

As retirement plans have come to hold an increasing amount of our nation’s wealth, the number of lawsuits claiming violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security (ERISA) Act has increased exponentially.  The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 – or commonly known as ERISA – protects the assets of millions of Americans so that funds placed in retirement plans will be…

CLE Course: Using A Forensic Psychologist in Your Legal Practice

Forensic psychology has been described as the intersection between psychology and the justice system.  A key aspect of forensic psychology is the ability to testify in court, formulating psychological findings into the legal language of the courtroom and providing scientific testimony in a way that can be understood by the judge, the jury and opposing counsel.  For those of you interested in…