Tag: NY CLE

When Bias Turns to Bullying: Strategies for Dealing with High Conflict People

Often times, bullying is simply bias in action.  When someone acts on bias, it often leads to the unfair treatment of another person … which then leads to bullying.  And unfortunately, from opposing counsel to high conflict clients, the legal system is loaded with bullies that are driven by their biases.  So how do you deal with these bullies in the legal…

NY CLE Requirements

Experienced attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar Association must complete at least twenty-four (24) accredited CLE credit hours every two-year compliance period in order to full the NY CLE requirement.  An “experienced” New York attorney is an attorney that has been admitted to the New York State Bar Association for more than two (2) years.[1]  At least 4 of the…

New York CLE: 24 Online CLE Units

Experienced attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar Association must complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) accredited CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting period.[1]  According to the New York CLE Rules, an “experienced” New York attorney is an attorney that has been admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years.  Please be advised that newly admitted attorneys in…

Take Five: Edifying and Educational Ethical Examples

Legal ethics. Two words that make almost every attorney cringe. However, there is a reason why legal ethics still a required CLE course.  Attorneys continue to commit violations of the ethical rules that can lead to sanctions, disbarment and malpractice lawsuits.  And our new Web 2.0 world has only created more ethical dilemmas for attorneys and another domain for attorneys to run…

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

Experienced attorneys in New York must complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) accredited CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle.[1]  According to the New York CLE rules, an experienced New York attorney is an individual that has been admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years.  Be advised that newly admitted attorneys in New York have their own…

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…