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Besides having a resilient and hungry mind, Winston also benefited from something unique to the Volunteer State. Tennesseans 65 years and older can attend any state public institution of higher learning tuition-free. Winston says he’s “surprised more people haven’t taken advantage of it.”

His parting advice is to, “Enjoy the magic of learning all over again.” See “Stat Of The Week: Extreme ‘Non-Trad’ Law Student”

Speaking of free learning, below are the latest links to free continuing legal education programs, both scheduled and on-demand. As always, there are no warranties of continued availability, content quality, or creditworthiness in your jurisdiction.

 

FREE CLE

K & L Gates

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Legal Professional Privilege

On Demand

Credit: One Hour Ethics

Competition and Consumer Law Update

On Demand

Credit: One Hour General Credit

A Practical Guide to Representing Victims of Sexual Cyber Harassment Ethically and Effectively (Part 1)

On Demand

Credit: 1.5 Hour Ethics

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The Honest Lawyer

On Demand

Credit: One Hour Ethics

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Thompson Coburn LLP

Multijurisdictional Issues Stateside and International Privacy Concerns When Traveling

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Begins at 12:00 PM Central Time

Credit: One Hour Ethics

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Lawyernomics by AVVO

View on-demand webinars

View upcoming Webinars

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Law Pay

Ethical Considerations in Drafting Contracts

“This webinar examines a variety of contract drafting scenarios and the ethical questions that they present.”

Thursday, May 24, 2017
3:00 PM Central, 4:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Mountain, 1:00 PM Pacific
Credit: One Hour
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Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB)

Complimentary Webinar Presented by BSKB and WIPR – The Halo Effect: Walking the Willfulness Tightrope

“Register for free on the webinar registration page. Virginia CLE credit is pending, and can be used to seek CLE credit in other jurisdictions.”

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DLA Piper

CLE webinar: preparing for margining

Credit: One Hour General

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Legal Advantage

Free CLE – Best Practices in Patent Illustration

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 – 12 PM EDT

Credit: One Hour General

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Credits: Portrait of a Scholar, by Domenico Fetti at Wikimedia Commons, public domain; Portrait of Johann Christian Fischer by Thomas Gainsborough at Wikimedia Commons, public domain; St. Jerome in his Study, by Pieter Coecke van Aelst at Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Museum_of_Lincolnshire_Life%2C_Lincoln%2C_England_-_DSCF1726.JPG/360px-Museum_of_Lincolnshire_Life%2C_Lincoln%2C_England_-_DSCF1726.JPGI’d meant to post about Arizona escaping the list of this year’s “Top 10 Dumbest States in America,” especially since my former home state of Nevada is an ignominious recidivist on the list.

 1) West Virginia

 2) Arkansas

 3) Mississippi

 4) Kentucky

5) Louisiana

6) Nevada

7) Alabama

8) Indiana

9) Oklahoma

10) Tennessee

And while I don’t put much stock in the ranking methodology, all the same I’m flummoxed at how Arizona dropped out. Just three years ago, Arizona sat at the pole position of America’s “Dumbest States.”

File:A-voluptuary.jpgThen again, dumb state or not some of you will think me cerebrally well-placed to live here since I was out golfing this past Saturday and Sunday when it was 100-plus outside. For some of you, this qualifies as dumb if not insane. And no matter those were days 7 and 8 on our consecutive day hit parade of triple-digit temperatures here with no relief in sight. But this is par for June. Usually the hottest month in Satan’s nether region, it’s also just the start of our summertime ‘comfort zone’ in Arizona. You either go out into the inferno or you stay home, sort your sock drawer, and gaze at your navel. And while I’m still planning on giving the local state bar another well-earned $3 hair cut, that post can keep. Instead, for all my friendly procrastinators waiting once again with under three weeks to spare before their annual June 30th fiscal year CLE deadline, here again is my now traditional fiscal year FREE CLE public service. With the usual disclaimers about content quality, continued availability and jurisdictional credit-worthiness, find the following FREE CLE: _____________________________________________________________________________________

 ASU LAW CLE – PAY WHAT YOU WANT CLE

On demand Pay What You Want CLE | ASU Law Continuing Legal Education

http://cle.asucollegeoflaw.com/voters-choice-cle-survey/#sthash.hrGrQ6KL.dpbs I have little doubt the Continuing Legal Education Program at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is hoping very few, if anyone, takes them up on the “$0” option, which is part of their current offer of CLE based on a “pay what you want option.” You choose from their list of OnDemand recorded seminars and register for the program. You then “enter the amount you would like to pay. The amount you pay is unlimited and you can enter as little as $0. Once registered, you’ll receive the video access information and can follow the instructions to receive interactive CLE credit!” Of course, these are the same folks who lawyer-glut and back-breaking student school debts or not — have nonetheless shamelessly decided to move into a $120 million law school Taj Mahal in downtown Phoenix. According to the Arizona Republic, “in documents being presented to regents, ASU said the goal is to increase law-school enrollment and degrees by 50 percent.http://youtu.be/Npp-uaJDmOw Meantime, the straight-faced ASU law school dean says of the Pay What You Want CLE: “Of course, we hope that most will still contribute something for the CLE credits they will earn. All proceeds will go to scholarships that will help us recruit high quality students, attract students that might otherwise not be able to afford law school, and have our new graduates enter the workforce with less debt burden.” 

Of course, we hope that most will still contribute something for the CLE credits they will earn.  All proceeds will go to scholarships that will help us recruit high quality students, attract students that might otherwise not be able to afford law school, and have our new graduates enter the workforce with less debt burden.” – See more at: http://cle.asucollegeoflaw.com/ondemand-pay-what-you-want-cle/#sthash.HZdrdunJ.dpuf

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Before getting to “Free CLE” — first there’s Judge Wade “No shame in my game” McCree who was back in the news this week. For those who’ve forgotten, he’s the 3rd Circuit Court jurist out of Detroit with a penchant for old school R&B and more to the point, who was suspended without pay last February for improper conduct according to the Complaint taken up by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission.

On Monday, the Commission rendered its 22-page decision and recommended Judge McCree’s removal from office and conditional suspension without pay “for a period of six years beginning on January 1, 2015, with the suspension becoming effective only if Respondent is re-elected to judicial office on the November, 2014 ballot.” His current term expires December 31, 2014.

According to the Commission’s Findings of Fact, the judge maintained “a personal and intimate relationship” with a complaining witness in a case he was hearing and “used his chambers to engage in sexual intercourse” with that witness — but did not recuse1 himself from the case until months later.

Judge McCree also gained an additional 15 minutes of fame for defending his bare-chested texts.

That said, here’s a saucy official who needs no “Funky Cold Medina” to score his ‘action.’ He also memorably invoked Bill Withers’ “Use me up!” but not more saliently — ‘strokin’ Clarence Carter.

The Michigan Supreme Court will determine the ultimate disposition of the Commission’s recommendation. Also see Board recommends removal of Judge McCree, 6-year suspension if he is re-elected.

“a thing most strange and certain2 and about that civet coffee.

And then there’s civet coffee aka ‘cat poop coffee’ and people who consume things most of us would rather not.

It’s one thing for someone like British television survivalist adventurer Bear Grylls, the host of “Man vs. Wild” — who’s made a living eating just about anything strange and seeming to ‘like’ it — from beetle larva to goat testicles to raw snake to bear poop — stuff I highlighted at

Far as I’m concerned, Grylls wins the Mikey Award, a dubious award I made up earned by anyone willing to eat what most of us crinkle our noses at. Grylls reminds me of that little kid in the iconic television commercial who hated everything but ate it anyway.

So what’s all this got to do with the price of poo tea in China? Well besides providing a segue to what this post is also about — it reassures all those civet coffee drinking devotees (presumably the same folks also sipping panda poo tea).

Scientists have now developed a way to authenticate the $150-227 per pound Über expensive civet coffee, which is brew made from the Asian palm civet’s excrement.

Up until now, there’s apparently been no standard test to confirm if the civet coffee you savored was the real thing or a funky version of what Seinfeld called underrated Postum?

Civet coffee drinkers of the world take heart for Poop, there it is: New test for exotic civet coffee.”

All the same, put a pot of the cheap stuff to brew and lawyers get yourselves comfortable for more Free CLE. The usual disclaimers apply.

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No shame in FREE CLE game.

Courtesy of New York Law Journal, Complimentary CLE Webinar, Monday, September 16, 2013

Estate & Gift Tax Planning Techniques: Freeze Partnerships and the Related Valuation Issues, Including the Application of Marketability Discounts

Approved for 1 CLE credit in the states of NY, NJ, CA and IL.
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Courtesy of Attorney Protective Legal Liability Insurance Provider at http://www.attorneyprotective.com/about-attorney-protective

Ethical Marketing and Client Relations Webinar, September 24, 2013 – Attorney Protective

Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ. This webinar is approved for 1 CLE credit (ethics) in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MS, MT, NC, NV, OH, SC, TX, VT, WA and WY. This webinar is approved for 1.2 credit hours (w/ .6 professionalism credit) in MO. This webinar is approved for 1 general CLE credit hour in IL and NH. This webinar is approved for DUAL credit in TN. New York’s approved jurisdiction policy applies.”

Intake Procedures – Unleash Your Inner Detective Webinar on October 24, 2013

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“Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ. This webinar is approved for 1 hour of CLE credit (ethics) in AL, AR, CO, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NV, OH, TX, VA, WA and WY. This webinar is approved for 1 hour of CLE credit (ethics and professionalism) in KS. This webinar is approved for 1 general Self-Study CLE credit in UT. This webinar is approved for DUAL credit in TN.  This webinar is approved for one general CLE credit in IL, NH, NM and VT. This webinar is approved for 1.2 total credit hours, including 1.2 hours of professionalism credit in MO. New York’s approved jurisdiction policy applies.”

http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/957441296

Lessons Learned – A Look at Recent Legal Malpractice Cases Webinar November 4, 2013 – Attorney Protective

“Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ. This webinar is approved for 1 CLE credit (ethics) in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, ID, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NM, NV, OH, SC, TX, VT, WA and WY. This webinar is approved for 1.2 credit hours (ethics) in MO. This webinar is approved for 1 general CLE credit hour in IL, IN and NH. This webinar is approved for DUAL credit in TN. New York’s approved jurisdiction policy applies.”

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[1] As for ‘much ado about’ judicial recusal, consider the ancient maxim “nemo debet esse iudex in propria causa” (no person may judge their own cause) and how it works in practice, see “Chief Justice Roberts, Obamacare and the rarefied air of judicial recusal” and that “43 states have either a statutory or a constitutional right of recusal for cause at the trial court and the appellate court levels. 25 of those states expressly or implicitly permit the same judge whose recusal is sought to hear and rule on the motion to disqualify herself.”

[2] See Macbeth: Act 2, Scene 4

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