Tag: online CA CLE

California MCLE Deadline is January 31st

For some attorneys in California, it’s that time again!  Time to complete your 25 required hours of minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) to remain compliant with the State Bar of California. However, not all California attorneys have to complete their California MCLE obligation by January 31, 2014.  MCLE compliance in California is broken down into three compliance periods.  Members of the State…

Common Issues When Licensing Intellectual Property

There are three principal ways for individuals and companies to monetize intellectual property assets.  First, an individual or business may sell the intellectual property on their own.  Second, the intellectual property can be assigned and the IP rights are then sold to a third party.  Third, the intellectual property may be licensed, essentially a rental of the IP asset for a certain…

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…

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…

California MCLE Compliance: N-Z Due February 2014

The mandatory California CLE deadline is rapidly approaching as we head into 2014.  Luckily for California attorneys, the compliance groups are broken down into three compliance groups so not every California attorney has to complete their MCLE in 2014. Members of the State Bar of California are assigned to an MCLE compliance group only once and always remain in that same compliance…

California MCLE

In California, MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) refers to the approved continuing legal education required of attorneys licensed by the State Bar of California.  Every state uses different terminology (such as mandatory CLE, CLER and MECLE) to describe their CLE system, however, in California the mandatory CLE required of attorneys is known as CA MCLE. To ensure that attorneys are getting quality…

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: 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…