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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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More specifically, the California Supreme Court in People v. Ngo (1996) 14 Cal. 4th 30 observed: “Although the right to counsel clearly entails a right to competent representation by a licensed attorney, and although MCLE requirements clearly do relate to professional competence, in the sense they are intended to enhance the competence of attorneys practicing law in this state, the inference is unwarranted that any and all noncompliance with those requirements necessarily establishes an attorney’s professional incompetence or constitutionally deficient performance in representation following enrollment on inactive status.”

Just the same, to maintain their ticket to ride and avoid the kind of circumstances visited upon counsel for Tin Trung Ngo, compliance with mandatory CLE remains a necessary evil in most jurisdictions. But why pay hundreds of dollars per year for it? Why suffer gluteal paralysis attending an overpriced annual bar convention just to cram CLE ahead of fiscal year deadlines? Below find the latest installment of free online continuing legal education. The usual disclaimers about jurisdictional creditworthiness, continued availability, and content quality apply.

FREE ONLINE CLE 

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Practising Law Institute (PLI)

Prison Litigation 2016: Practical Strategies

“In-depth analysis of practical strategies for lawyers litigating prison practices and treatment of incarcerated persons.”

Webcast

Jun. 2, 2016

1:30 PM Eastern (3.0 Hours CLE Credit)

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Format: Webcast
Free  
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Attorney Protective

“Malpractice cases often stem from the same underlying issues time and time again. Lawyers who understand those issues can take steps to avoid them.”
Date: May 20, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
“Tips, best practices and practical solutions on topics including: model rules that apply to marketing, the importance of good client relations, marketing solutions, and how staff can assist in providing good client relations.”
Date: June 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
“Tips on how to avoid conflicts of interests and discuss what actions to consider should a conflict arise. The webinar will also include a review of applicable ethics rules.”
Date: July 22, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
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Lawyernomics by Avvo

If you’re not on Facebook you’re committing malpractice

(1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, OH, NV, PA, TX and WA) New York Approved Jurisdiction policy applies

Date: May 19, 2016 at 10am PT / 1pm ET

Ethical social media use in 3 easy steps

(1hr Ethics CLE in CA, FL, IL, OH, NV, *NY, PA, TX, and WA)

May 26, 2016 at 10am PT / 1pm ET

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The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Studio71 Webcasts (Self Study Credit)

Constitutionalizing” Your Objections in a Criminal Case

May 20, 2016

Effective Use of Headnotes in Openings, Closings and Witness Examinations

June 28, 2016

Other various programs at: Studio 71 Webcasts

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Fastcase

Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research on Fastcase (2016)

May 19, 2016

10-11 AM (MST)

Introduction to Boolean (Keyword) Searches (2016)

May 26, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST

For more free CLE webinars go to: http://www.fastcase.com/webinars/

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Lexis Nexis University

Data Breach: A-Z Guide for Law Firms

Date: 05/18/2016

Time: 1:00pm EST- 2:00pm EST

Maintaining Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age

On-demand CLE

1.5 Hour CLE Credit (Ethics)

For more free on-demand programs go to: https://www.lexisnexis.com/university/Catalogue.aspx?MinPrice=0&MaxPrice=0&location=Web&PracticeArea=Corporate%20and%20Business%20Law

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Credits: “The Bitter Potion,” by Adriaen Brower, at Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

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And so I found myself pondering the quote, “I listen to what you say, but I hear what you mean.” It was attributed to Agatha Christie’s famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, as played by actor David Suchet.

But it wasn’t until late last night that I came across the thought-provoker. Monday had caught up with me before I was ready to let go of Sunday.

That’s why I hadn’t yet finished reading Sunday’s NY Times Magazine and particularly Hope Reeves’ interview with Suchet, Part of Me Died With Him containing the quote. Suchet, who played Poirot in the BBC show, says Poirot made him “a better listener.”

Were it only so that we listened with Poirot’s discernment. More often’s the case that people don’t listen to what you say — and hear only what they mean. Or as the late Steven Covey perceptively proclaimed, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”  

And so also true in the same interview was Suchet’s later declaration, “most people actually enjoy talking about themselves more than sharing with another person.”

On that note, here’s one more free continuing legal education link, which I missed last week. It comes with the usual disclaimers.

FREE CLE

ESI, Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Should and Should Not Be Doing

Bloomberg BNA
Thursday, October 16, 2014
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
1.5 CLE Credit Hours
Product Code – LGA285

• Understand how social media may appropriately be used to advertise.

• Learn how legal advice may be given through social media.

• Understand how social media can be used to gather and review evidence.

• Discover how social media can be used to communicate with clients.

• Find out how juror research may be conducted through social media.

http://www.bna.com/esi-ethics-social-w17179891704/?id=17179891704

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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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ROCKET MATTER

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https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/96/Golf_ball_5.jpg/320px-Golf_ball_5.jpgA couple of Saturdays ago, we were paired up on the golf course with a happy wise-cracking guy who turned out to be a presiding judge in another jurisdiction. I won’t mention where he was from but let’s just say, he was one happy hombre hitting white dimpled balls in the sunshine while his cold snap compadres back home were freezing theirs.

He was also a much better duffer than me which, of course is no big deal since I set the bar pretty low on the golf course. But I especially liked his bracing candor and absence of pomposity particularly when referring to his day job. His ‘hail fellow well met’ attitude was refreshing. Ah, but then again, we were basking on a sunny Arizona golf course. Who knows what he’s like back home? But at least he wasn’t like Judge Spaulding Smails!

Nonetheless giving him the benefit of the doubt, mid-round I commended the long-time jurist for having successfully inoculated himself from black robe disease — and for not asking me to kiss his ring. Hearing my good-natured razzing, he laughed and smote his Pro-V-1 down the middle of the fairway.

And with that I segue to less berobbed congeniality in the following updates:

From the slapping the spanker file.

Remember Texas Judge William Adams who lost it in more ways than one? For those who forgot, he was the jurist suspended for a year after his daughter, Hillary, posted an embarrassing angry belt-whipping video online. Judge Adams was the belter and Hillary was the beltee. Well, add one more loss for the now ex-jurist. Following enough mea culpas, Judge Adams had been reinstated by the Texas Supremes in November 2012. But thing was, that video followed him around like the proverbial tin can tied to a cat’s tail. So thanks to getting caught beating his daughter on the video, he lost re-election last month. Chalk one up for prudent voters slapping down an ill-advised reelection bid. And give credit to much-maligned judicial elections, which now and then do somehow manage to impose some semblance of accountability courtesy of the voters.
Meanwhile back in Texas, remember Judge William Adams who lost it in more ways than one? For those who forgot, he was the jurist suspended for a year after his daughter, Hillary, posted a video online of the belt-whipping he administered. Well, add one more loss for the ex-jurist. The judge who was reinstated by the Texas Supremes in November 2012 after he was caught beating his daughter on video lost re-election in March. Chalk one up for voters slapping down an ill-advised reelection bid. And chalk up one for much-maligned judicial election voter accountability.
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From the foot massages no more file.

Sadly at only age 56, former Clark County, Nevada District Court Judge Elizabeth Halverson passed away March 1, 2014. She’ll be remembered for a lot of things, including the stuff that led to the imposition of judicial discipline. In particular, I’ll recall her former bailiff Johnnie Jordan’s affidavit where he said the judge had ordered him “to massage her feet, neck and shoulders, or some combination of those body parts.”  Also see “Foot massages no more. Nevada Supreme Court reaffirms district court judge’s permanent removal.”

From the shame in his game file.

photoAnd finally it turns out there was more than a little shame in the game of Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Judge Wade H. McCree Jr.

At least more than enough to convince the Michigan Supreme Court to hand down an order dated March 26, 2014 to remove from the bench the self-professed “No shame in my game” judge with a hankering for old-school R & B; inappropriate liaisons in chambers; and bare-chested texts.

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From the more FREE CLE file.

With the usual disclaimers about content, continued availability and jurisdictional approval find the following:

Practising Law Institute

9:00 AM -12:30 PM (Pacific)

How to Find and Handle Your First Pro Bono Case 2014

Free  
Register Now

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National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Studio71 Webcasts NITA – National Institute for Trial Advocacy

http://www.nita.org/index.php?option=com_dtregister&view=event&layout=list&controller=event&task=category&list1=9&tab=webcasts

Miscellaneous Topics – Free & Online

For example,

  • Effective Handling & Use of Exhibits at Trial: How to Look Cool & Be Persuasive Using Stuff at Trial

May 20, 2014

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CRITELLILAW

http://www.critellilaw.com/

CritelliLaw Mediation WorkShop Webinar

Apr 17, 2014 to Apr 18, 2014

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CDT

Register Now at:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/194303361

CritelliLaw Litigation WorkShop Webinar

Noon  May 6,7, and 8th 2014.   3 Hrs FREE CLE

Register Now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/110472208

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LexisNexis

LexisNexis® presents a Complimentary CLE-Accredited* Webinar: Cutting Through the Noise: Practical Guidance on Administering Obamacare & Other Health Plans

Length: 95 Minutes

Date: 04/22/2014

Time: 2:00 PM (EDT)

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US Legal Journal

http://www.uslegaljournal.com/?page_id=87

FREE MCLE COURSE | US Legal Journal

Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Social Media for California Attorneys

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https://i1.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/It%27s_enough_to_make_a_horse_laugh%2C_1896.jpgKnock on wood but on occasion, I have sore back problems. I usually chalk it up to my sorry golf game or to my reckless past.

https://i1.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Very_slippy-weather.jpg/373px-Very_slippy-weather.jpgThere are a lot of blameworthy pratfalls in my annals of yesteryear. Here’s a short list:  coming off cantering horses; cracking a tailbone rollerblading; one-too-many pick-up basketball games and an assortment of snow-related mishaps from yard-sale ski crashes to some ill-fated snowmobiling capers.

Speaking of snowmobiling, I think I blame that the most. The last one was several years ago in Wyoming.

After a while of herding us in a disordered group on a road or head-to-tail down a path, our guide turned us loose in a snowy meadow — just to get an unrestricted feel of our snowmobiles.

https://i2.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/SnowmobilesYellowstone.jpg/320px-SnowmobilesYellowstone.jpgHe told us, “Have fun running your machines but avoid the swales around the trees.”

No sooner said but a friend and I threw proverbial caution to the four winds and forgot his advice. The two of us tore off from the group at high-speed and within three minutes were racing toward a hill and a tree.

Swale? What’s a swale? My friend fortunately remembered the guide’s admonition and at the last second he turned away. Hooting and hollering — I did not. But I ‘won’ the race.

As soon as I hit the swale, my snowmobile went one way and I went the other. I landed right where the good Lord splits you.

After grunting, groaning and griping, I eased myself out of the deep snow, found my snowmobile, and with a little help from my friends was back astride the Artic Cat. The worse, however, lay ahead. The trip back to the lodge was over miles of icy washboard road. I still wince remembering every single teeth-chattering reprimanding rut and bump all the way back.

The filing cabinet.

So here I was over the weekend recalling all this whereupon I decided I may actually have one more thing to blame for my occasional low back pain. I was cleaning out my billfold — a somewhat rare feat. And I remembered what a longtime lawyer friend once ribbed me about a few years back.

We were having breakfast in a coffee shop. And when the check came, I took out my billfold to pay. But when I put my wallet on the table, he started giving me no end of grief over the heft of my billfold, the “filing cabinet under half of my ass.” He laughed and said my cluttered wallet reminded him of George Costanza’s exploding wallet in Seinfeld.

Well, so much for that recollection. I don’t really know if the wallet is to blame. I’m still going with the snowmobile. But at least for now I’ve taken out all the collected paper, business cards, post-its, receipts and notes out of my wallet — that is, until they accumulate again.

Meanwhile, here’s more Free CLE along with the usual disclaimers about content quality, continued availability, and creditworthiness in your particular jurisdiction.

FREE CLE

Clifford Law Offices

2014 Webinar: “The Ethics of Client Communications”

“Clifford Law Offices is sponsoring a free two-hour continuing legal education program on the ethics of client communications in the seventh annual Clifford Law Offices Continuing Legal Education Series. The 2014 program will cover the dos, don’ts and best practices of lawyer communication with both commercial and consumer clients; issues in ex parte communications between lawyers and adjudicators; and how to avoid breaches of client confidentiality. The program will also address the unique challenges and ethics of client communications in the Internet Age: What can we say about our cases on our websites and in our marketing materials? Can we discuss our cases in private online forums with other lawyers? How do we handle a bad “Yelp” review? Should we accept Facebook “friend” requests from clients? A number of actual cases and hypotheticals will be presented to help attendees understand the ethics of dealing with client communications in light of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The goal of the two hours is to train lawyers on ethical communication with their clients and about their cases.”

Date: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

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Practising Law Institute (PLI)

PLI: Seminars – Exposing and Responding to Human Trafficking in 2014

Total Credits:  3.50 (New York)
Professional Practice:  3.50

Webcast

Date: Feb. 7, 2014

Time: 1:45 to 5:00 PM (Eastern)

  • How to define human trafficking
  • Who traffickers are and how they operate
  • How to interview a victim
  • Criminal justice system response to human trafficking
  • How to address immigration and other legal issues
  • How New York State courts are responding to human trafficking

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S.J. Quinney College of Law – University of Utah

CLE Collection features videos and links to videotaped conferences approved by the Utah State Bar for CLE credit.

Media Podcasts Approved for CLE Credit

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Webinars – Attorney Protective

Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and various other jurisdictions. Check website.

Social Media Ethics for Lawyers

Date: January 30, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time

An Ethical Retirement – Ethical issues to consider when you or a partner in your firm retires.

Date: March 26, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time

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eMCLE Educational Series – Barkley Court Reporters

(Various archived and forthcoming programs for jurisdictions, including California, Nevada and New York)

Adobe Acrobat for the Legal Profession (1 hour)

“In an ever-increasing technical world, it is essential that members of the legal profession be prepared to navigate electronic files with ease and proficiency. This seminar will give an overview of the key features in Adobe Acrobat for use within the legal profession. (1 Credit – IL, NY nontransitional, CA, NV)”

March 19, 2014 – 11:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Central, 2:00 PM Eastern) – Click here

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One Legal University

California State Bar approved MCLE Multiple Activity Provider. NO CHARGE programs:

Saving Trees and Time: eFiling and eService in California

“This one hour course focuses on the basic rules and statutes of eFiling & eService and the benefits eFiling & eService can provide. 1 hour MCLE credit provided.”

“Tools of the Trade”

“Using our Court Filing, Process Serving, Court Research and Courtesy Copy Products.

“This training is offered multiple times.”

Oranges the Year ‘Round, eFiling & eService in Orange County Superior Court

“This one hour training session walks you through all the steps necessary in order to eFile and eServe your documents in Orange County Superior Court.

“This training is offered multiple times.”

eService: The End to Stuffing Envelopes

“This one-half hour course focuses on eService rules and statutes and will teach you how to add eService to an eFiling or a physical filing order. 1/2 hour MCLE credit provided.

“This training is offered multiple times.

Who is at the Door? Successfully Serving Summonses and Subpoenas

“This one hour course focuses on California service of process statutes and process serving methodology. 1 hour MCLE credit provided.

“This training is offered multiple times.

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Photo Credits: “It’s enough to make a horse laugh,” at Wikimedia Commons, image is available from the United States Library of Congress‘s Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsca.08324, public domain;”Very slippy-weather / etch’d by James Gillray,” at Wikipedia Commons, public domain; ;”A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park,” at Wikimedia Commons, National Park Service photo, public domain.

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Caginess or coincidence? No matter. It’s all good.

Four years after the ABA made changes to its Professional Conduct Model Rule concerning the “Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor” and eighteen days after the “Arizona Republic” ran its multi-part series on prosecutorial misconductand following much protracted consideration, the Arizona Supreme Court finally amended Rule 42, ER 3.8 that identifies prosecutors’ post-conviction obligations when they know of new evidence establishing a reasonable likelihood a convicted defendant was innocent of the offense and addressing those circumstances when a prosecutor has a disclosure obligation and a duty to investigate and to take remedial steps to rectify the conviction.

The state’s highest court also enacted a new rule, ER 3.10, “Credible and Material Exculpatory Information about a Convicted Person.” The new rule follows the same principles underpinning the rule for prosecutors and imposes responsibility on all Arizona lawyers who credibly know of exculpatory evidence to promptly disclose that “credible and material evidence that a convicted defendant did not commit an offense of which the defendant was convicted.” 

LAW AND JUSTICE 133The Comment to ER 3.10 explains: “Rectifying the conviction and preventing the incarceration of an innocent person are core values of the judicial system and matters of vital concern to the legal profession. Because of the importance of these principles, this Rule applies to all members of the Bar except prosecutors, whose special duties with respect to disclosure of new, credible and material exculpatory evidence after conviction set forth in ER 3.8 (g), (h), and (i).”

woman giving thumbs up 3 L uidNo diddling, however, on the part of the Arizona State Bar. One day after the Court’s pronouncement, the Bar emailed all its members with news of a new CLE webcast, “Post-conviction Disclosure: Changes to ER 3.8 and new ER 3.10.” It’s one hour of mandatory continuing legal education in ethics for $39.00.

Small favors. At least the Arizona Bar’s not nicking its lawyers like ALI CLE for CLE likes to do. That organization is quite ‘proud’ of its one-hour webcasts, which typically come in at just two sawbucks shy of $200.

FREE CLE

But happily for lawyers who just want CLE that’s FREE, there are complimentary programs still available elsewhere. Along with the usual disclaimers of continued access, content and availability of jurisdictional credit, here are the latest FREE CLE updates.

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Florida State Bar

Overview of Trust Accounting 2013

(1) Hour Complimentary On-demand Online CLE – Ethics

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Wolter Kluwer Corporate Legal Services /CT Corporation

Delaware’s Business Entity LawsWebinarDecember 4, 2013 1:00 P.M. (Eastern)

Learn about Delaware’s business entity formation and post-formation provisions.

(1) Hour Complimentary CLE

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Practising Law Institute (PLI)

PLI: Seminars – Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2013 (Free)

December 16, 9:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.  (E.S.T.)

(2) Hours Free CLE Credit, Ethics (New York & other jurisdictions)

Troubleshooting Mortgage Servicing Problems: Regulatory Responses and Advocacy Approaches

San Francisco and Live Webcast, December 16, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT

(3.5) Hours FREE CLE Credit (Professional Practice in NY) Check other jurisdictions.

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thetrustadvisor.com

The Future of Trusts, Wills & Estate Planning: Predictions that May Impact Your Clients’ Income, Wealth & Lifestyle

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 2 PM (EST) 11 AM (PST) 12 PM (MST) and 1 PM (CST)

60-minute teleconference:

  • “How electronic wills will shape the future of estate planning.
  • Where asset protection planning is going and why.
  • How directed trust arrangements will shape the future of investing in the next 10 years.
  • How outsourcing will help both advisor and planner alike.
  • Why services like LegalZoom will be the new norm for services providers going forward.
  • Why brick and mortar offices will become an advisors ball and chain.”

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