Tag: online MCLE

CA CLE: Complete 1 Hour of Competence Issues

Just a quick reminder for California attorneys.  The former Substance Abuse requirement is now called Competence Issues.  The Substance Abuse category was effectively expanded to cover additional topics like mental health, stress and how it effects attorney’s competence to practice law. California attorneys must make sure to complete at least 1.0 hour of Competence Issues each three-year compliance period. Last names H-M…

WA CLE: MCLE Group 2 Compliance is December 31

Washington must complete a minimum of 45 WA MCLE hours every three years by December 31.  In addition, Washington attorneys must also complete a minimum of 6 hours of Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility each compliance period. WA MCLE Compliance Deadline Group 2 MCLE Compliance Group December 31, 2017 If you are a Group 2 attorney in Washington you must complete all…

CA CLE: Last Name H-M MCLE Deadline is February 1

  For California attorneys that have last names that start with H-M the end is drawing near – the end of the MCLE compliance period!!!  That means it’s time to get your CA MCLE requirement done! The compliance deadline for California attorneys with last names H-M is February 1, 2018.[1]California attorneys must complete 25 total CA CLE credit hours each three-year compliance…

New CLE on IP Protection & the Cannabis Industry

Yes, the cannabis industry is growing like a weed… a well-watered weed. Since states have begun legalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, consumer demand has skyrocketed. The Cannabis Industry & IP Protection Marijuana sales are projected to exceed $20 billion annually within the next few years. As this new legal industry grows exponentially, so too do the intellectual property issues associated…

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…

CLE Course: How to Obtain Waivers for Married Couples in Consular Processing Cases

Despite being otherwise eligible for a U.S. visa or lawful permanent residence, the U.S. government can refuse entry to any person that falls within a defined ground of inadmissibility. However, certain foreign citizens who are ineligible to immigrate to the United States because they are inadmissible can request a waiver of inadmissibility. Waivers of Inadmissibility This course will focus on family based immigration…

New CLE on Trademark Prosecution: Responding to Office Actions and Likelihood of Confusion

Your client decides on the name FancyStar for her new line of designer jewelry. You finally hear back from the USPTO after filing the trademark application, but the examining attorney isn’t so excited about the trademark. In the Office action, the examining attorney states that the term ‘Fancy’ in the trademark could possibly lead to a likelihood of confusion with other established…

New CLE on Whistleblower & Retaliation Claims Under Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and Title VII

There has been a recent explosion of significant new rulings involving whistleblowing and retaliation claims brought under Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and Title VII. In one recent case, the SEC awarded $30 million to a whistleblower who provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action. Whistleblower & Retaliation Claims This paper focuses on diverse and timely topics concerning retaliation and whistleblowing.…