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New CLE for Attorneys on Litigating Sexual Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era

Susan Fowler had tried everything – going to human resources, talking to her managers, transferring departments, but nothing changed. An engineer at Uber, the sexist comments at her toxic workplace just kept coming. So she went online and wrote a 3,000-word blog post exposing the behavior and culture at Uber. Less than one year later, Uber co-founder and C.E.O. Travis Kalanick was forced out along a number of Uber executives

#MeToo and Sexual Misconduct Lawsuits

With the #MeToo hashtag, women have been empowered to share their harrowing experiences of harassment and assault by men. Lawyers litigating these claims will see familiar themes that run through these sexual misconduct cases.

Stories like that of Susan Fowler have dominated Twitter and the headline news the last few months since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke and have resulted in numerous terminations and lawsuits in workplaces around the country. In this CLE course, trial attorney Dan Gilleon will discuss litigating sexual harassment claims in the #MeToo era, state and federal laws covering sexual misconduct and important considerations when evaluating sexual misconduct cases. To access this course please click here: Litigating Sexual Harassment Claims in the Me Too Era.

Dan will also cover the following topics:

  • The four stages to these cases
  • Numerous case examples from his practice
  • Hostile work environment & quid pro quo cases
  • Claims under FEHA (Fair Employment and Housing Act)
  • Insurance & the defendant’s ability to pay
  • Key statutes of limitations

For decades, Dan Gilleon has been fighting for his clients with exceptional intensity and passion. Mr. Gilleon fights with vigor for his clients, often for the “little guy” that is being taken advantage of or bullied and he has fought and won countless high profile cases, often against powerful companies or even dangerous thugs and criminals.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.

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NY CLE: New York CLE Compliance Groups

New York attorneys that have been licensed for more than 2 years (experienced attorneys) must complete 24 NY CLE hours each 2 year compliance period. In addition, you must now complete at least 4 hours of legal ethics and 1 hour of diversity & inclusion. New York attorneys report CLE compliance when you file their attorney registration card which is sent in your birth month.

New York CLE Compliance Groups

  • Report in EVEN numbered years
    • Admitted BEFORE 1/1/82
    • Admitted in EVEN numbered year
  • Report in ODD numbered years
    • Admitted in an odd numbered year AFTER 1982

Attorneys admitted to the New York Bar before January 1, 1982 – or in an even-numbered year – you must register and report compliance this year since 2018 is an even year. If you were admitted to the Bar in an odd numbered year after 1982, then you will register in odd-numbered years. To learn more about New York CLE please click here: NY CLE.

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New CLE: Tax Planning Under the New Tax Law

What a year it’s been for tax and estate planning attorneys – a year of change and uncertainty. However, with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act things have become much more clear… or have they? I know that I’ve talked to quite a few attorneys the last few months desperate for a CLE on the new tax law.

Tax Planning – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Major tax reform was approved by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on December 22, 2017. The IRS is working on implementing this major tax legislation that will affect both individuals and businesses.

If you’re one of those attorneys that needs help deciphering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, David K. Cahoone will provide his wisdom and guidance on the newly minted tax act so you help your clients chart the best path in these tumultuous times. David will mainly talk about what’s changed & what remains the same under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the increasingly critical role of building flexibility into plans and continuing to help clients discover and set a course for achieving their enlightened dreams. To access the course please click here: Tax Planning: Providing Wisdom and Leadership in Tumultuous Times.

The following will also be discussed:

  • Sunset provisions
  • Transfer tax exemptions
  • Inflation adjustments
  • Trusts and Estates Tax Rates
  • Medicare surtax
  • Chained C-CPI
  • The grand illusion of exemption increase
  • Clawback
  • Marital trust planning
  • Wealth creation, preservation & distribution
  • Portability
  • QTIP-ing with portability
  • When to make a “portability only” QTIP election
  • More basis – the new holy grail of planning
  • Why flexibility in planning matters
  • Protecting inheritances
  • Life insurance
  • Planning for high net worth clients

David K. Cahoone is the Principal at the Law Firm of David K. Cahoone and is a Laureate in Wealth Strategies and Education Fellow at the Southern California Institute. David works collaboratively with other attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors, and insurance professionals to serve the specialized planning needs of individuals, families and business owners.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in New York and around the country. For more information about CLE in New York please click the following link: NY CLE.

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NY CLE: New York CLE FAQ

How many NY CLE hours do I need to complete?  How many ethics hours are required?  When do I report compliance?  Do providers report my completed courses? Are there special requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Top NY CLE Questions

  • As an “experienced” New York attorney, what is my CLE requirement?
    • Experienced New York attorneys must complete a total of 24 NY CLE hours every two years. You must complete at least 4 hours of Ethics and Professionalism each two-year compliance period.
  • When must I complete my NY CLE requirement and report my NY CLE compliance?
    • Your NY CLE compliance deadline is your birthday. You have 30 days after your birthday to report your NY CLE compliance.
  • How do I report my New York CLE compliance?
    • The CLE Board will mail you an attorney registration form to report compliance. You must file your attorney registration form and indicate that you have completed your CLE requirement within 30 days after your birthday on alternate years.

If you’re like many New York attorneys – even experienced attorneys – you have questions about your NY CLE compliance. That’s why we created our New York CLE FAQ… so we can help you easily find the information that you need about your NY CLE compliance! For more information about your NY CLE compliance please click here: NY CLE FAQ.

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New Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE Requirement for New York in 2018

Change is coming to the New York CLE requirement. Starting in 2018, a new category of CLE credit will be required in New York: Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. This follows suit with state like Illinois and California that also have a diversity/bias/discrimination requirement.

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

Starting in 2018, New York attorneys will be required to complete 1 hour of “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.”

This CLE rule change will not add to the current experienced attorney biennial CLE requirement of 24 hours, nor does it change the requirement that experienced attorneys earn at least 4 hours in Ethics and Professionalism. New York attorneys will still be required to completed 24 total NY CLE hours, including 4 hours of Ethics & Professionalism and 1 hour of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. For more information about New York CLE please click here: NY CLE.

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NY CLE: When Do I Complete & Report My New York CLE Compliance?

Attorneys in New York that have been admitted to the New York State Bar Association for more than two years are considered “experienced” attorneys for CLE purposes. Experienced New York attorneys must complete at least 24 New York CLE credit hours each two-year reporting cycle. Of those required 24 hours, a minimum of 4 hours must be in the area of Ethics and Professionalism.[1]

NY CLE: Biennial Registration

At the time of the biennial New York registration, you must certify that you have properly completed your CLE requirement for the reporting cycle.

Your NY CLE compliance deadline is your birthday. Please note that you have 30 days after your birthday to report your NY CLE compliance on your attorney registration card. At the time of the biennial registration, you must certify that you have properly completed your CLE requirement for the reporting cycle and have retained the proper CLE certificates and documentation. For more information please click here: NY CLE.

[1] The remaining NY CLE hours can be completed in any category of credit.

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NY CLE: New York CLE Compliance Groups

Experienced New York attorneys must complete 24 New York CLE hours every 2 year compliance period, including 4 credit hours of legal ethics. New York attorneys report New York CLE compliance when they file their attorney registration card which is sent in your birth month.

New York CLE Compliance Groups

  • Report in EVEN numbered years
    • Admitted BEFORE 1/1/82
    • Admitted in EVEN numbered year
  • Report in ODD-numbered years
    • Admitted in an odd-numbered year AFTER 1982

Attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar Association before January 1, 1982 – or in an even-numbered year – register in even-numbered years. If you were admitted New York State Bar Association in an odd-numbered year after 1982, then you will register in odd-numbered years. To learn more about New York CLE please click here: NY CLE.

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NY CLE: What should I do if I have not received an attorney registration form by my birthday?

“Experienced” New York attorneys must complete at least 24 NY CLE credit hours each two-year New York CLE reporting cycle.[1]  At least 4 of these NY CLE credit hours must be in the area of Ethics and Professionalism.  You must file your attorney registration form and complete your NY CLE requirement within 30 days after your birthday on alternate years.[2]

NY CLE/Attorney Registration Form

If you have not received your attorney registration form by your birthday in your reporting year you must contact the New York Attorney Registration unit.

At the time of their biennial registration, all New York attorneys must certify that they have properly completed their CLE requirement for that reporting cycle and that they have retained the proper CLE certificates and documentation.  If you have not received your attorney registration form by your birthday in your reporting year you must contact the New York Attorney Registration unit by e-mail at attyreg@nycourts.gov or by telephone at (212) 428-2800.  For more information about CLE in New York please click here: NY CLE.

[1]  Experienced attorneys have been admitted to the New York Bar for more than 2 years.

[2]  If you were admitted before January 1, 1982 or in an even-numbered year (e.g., 1998), then you will register in even-numbered years. If you were admitted in an odd-numbered year after 1982, then you will register in odd-numbered years.

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NY CLE: Does the New York CLE Board Track My Completed CLE Courses?

“Experienced” attorneys in New York must complete at least 24 CLE credit hours during each two-year reporting cycle to fulfill the New York CLE requirement – and don’t forget the 4 hours of required Legal Ethics!! As part of the NY CLE requirement, New York attorneys must also report their NY CLE compliance once they complete the 24 hours. To report compliance, you must file your attorney registration form indicating that you completed your New York CLE requirement within 30 days after your birthday on alternate years.

NY CLE – The Record Keeping Requirement

Certificates of Completion and other supporting CLE documentation must be retained for at least 4 years from the date of the completion of the CLE course.

Please note that the New York CLE Board does not keep a record of your completed CLE courses. New York is a self-reporting CLE state and all New York attorneys must report their own CLE compliance with the NY CLE requirements. Certificates of Completion and other supporting CLE documentation must be retained by New York attorneys for at least four (4) years from the date of the completion of the CLE course. For more information about the CLE requirement in New York please click here: NY CLE.

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CLE Course: Dealing with Cognitive Bias in Trial from Voir Dire to Deliberations

Fairness is a fundamental tenet of the American judicial system. However, no matter how rational and fair people think they might be, all individuals have cognitive biases that effect their judgement and beliefs. These cognitive biases play out in the courtroom everyday across the country and ultimately influence the behavior and decisions of jurors, witnesses, attorneys and judges.

Bias & the Legal Profession

From voir dire to deliberations, the potential biases of the jurors will have a huge impact on the result of the case.

In this CLE course, trial attorney Joel Selik discusses common social and decision making biases encountered during voir dire, at trial and during jury deliberations. Mr. Selik addresses the following subjects: why we have to identify biases for jury trials, the common types of biases exhibited by jurors & attorneys, how attorneys can use bias and ideas to elicit & overcome bias in voir dire. Mr. Selik also discusses methods of determining juror bias and common biases such as tort reform bias and blaming others. To access the course please click here: Dealing with Cognitive Bias in Trial from Voir Dire to Deliberations.

The types of biases discussed include:

  • Social bias
  • Fundamental attribution error
  • Illusory superiority
  • Ingroup bias
  • Trait ascription bias
  • Defensive attribution hypothesis
  • Anchoring bias
  • Attentional bias
  • Availability heuristic
  • Cheerleader effect
  • Regressive fallacy
  • Conservatism
  • Confirmation bias
  • Hindsight bias

Joel G. Selik is a member of both the California and Nevada State Bars. His practice primarily focuses on Litigation and Tax. Mr. Selik has given many seminars on Estate Planning, Nursing Home Litigation and other legal topics and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at a local law school.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • New Hampshire (NH)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in New York and around the country. For more information about CLE in New York please click the following link: NY CLE.

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