ABA Model Rules

New Evidence CLE on Hearsay

Mike will mainly cover the following points on hearsay: Rule 801 & hearsay definitions, forms of non-hearsay and the hearsay exceptions. Mike will also provide numerous memorable hypotheticals so you can think fast on your feet during the trial and practically deploy the Rules of Evidence to your advantage.

Understanding Continuing Legal Education

In the dynamic landscape of the legal profession, staying informed of the latest developments, nuances, and trends is not merely a choice but a professional obligation. This is where Continuing Legal Education (CLE) emerges as the cornerstone of a lawyer’s career, fostering continuous learning and ensuring the highest standards of legal practice. What is Continuing Legal Education? At its core, Continuing Legal…

Be A Law Firm, Not A Laundromat CLE: Anti-Money Laundering Basics for Attorneys

The drug trade and globalization has led to more dirty money flowing into the U.S. and lawyers unwittingly taking part in money laundering. Timothy Dunfey will teach you the risks & red flags of money laundering for attorneys and how to protect yourself, your clients and your law firm from being used as a laundromat.

New CLE on the Ethics of Referral Fees

Many attorneys believe that referral fess are unethical — but the reality is that numerous state bars have noted that fee sharing is not only ethical – but it actually leads to better outcomes for clients. Come get cozy with Curt Brown and the rules of professional conduct as he surveys the regulatory frameworks of the ABA and all 50 states so you know the ethical landscape when referring or accepting cases from fellow attorneys in your state and around the country.

Divorce Coaching: Putting the Pieces Together

The Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale indicates that divorce is the second highest stressor for humans, second only to the death of a spouse. What if there was an easy way for family law attorneys to reduce their client’s emotion, anxiety, guilt and embarrassment that comes with divorce?

Sex, Drugs & Addiction: Words You Never Thought Would Describe Your Law Career

Welcome to the post-pandemic world, where stressors were exposed and amplified, and as a result mental healthcare is a hot topic. As highlighted in the Attorney Credits’ CLE course When Enough Isn’t Enough: Eating, Sex and Exercise Disorders by Brian Quinn, Esq., the very traits that make lawyers and judges great can also manifest into unhealthy habits. Mental illness in law careers…

New CLE on Attorney Licensure and the Impaired Professional

Lawyers At Risk From darkness and the depths of despair – to recovery and redemption. Unfortunately, Laurie’s struggles with drugs, alcohol and substances are not unique in the legal profession. What is unique is her phoenix-like rise from impairment to the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. The Besden Redemption Laurie Besden shares her personal story, and accompanied by Tracy Kepler,…

Succession Planning for Law Firms: CLE On Ethically Dealing with Death or Incapacity

This CLE program taught by Ritzel Starleigh Ngo will provide legal practitioners with a practical framework of an attorney’s ethical obligations to the law firm and clients in the case of the unforeseen. Using the ABA Model Rules as the foundation for the course, Ritzel speaker will discuss pertinent ethical topics when it comes to transferring ownership of your law firm due to death, disability, disappearance and disbarment.