Tag: online CA CLE

An Epidemic Among Lawyers: Depression, Substance Abuse, and Suicide

Substance abuse and mental health in the legal profession have recently been in the headlines quite a bit lately … and for good reason.  Substance abuse and addiction are two of the main health concerns in the United States and the concern is even greater in the legal profession.  NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse) estimates that about 10% of…

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…

Protecting Your Client’s Brand: Tips For Talent Lawyers From a Litigation Perspective

From copyright infringement to right of publicity violations, protecting your client’s brand can be an extremely daunting task if you are a talent attorney.  Join attorney Chris Arledge of One LLP as he provides an excellent overview of how entertainment attorneys can best use intellectual property law to protect their client’s brand. The main topics addressed in this CLE course include intellectual…

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…