Todd Fichtenberg will walk you through the wonderful world of trademarks and trademark law protections. Todd will mainly talk about what every attorney needs to know about trademarks, how trademarks protect brands in today’s marketplace and counseling your clients on trademark registration and protection. Todd will also cover recent case law involving: Starbucks, Mutual of Omaha, Chewy Vuiton, NFTs, Jack Daniel’s, Walmart vs. Kanye West (Yeezy) and Nike vs. StockX.
What should go into an IOLTA Account… what should NOT go into an IOLTA Account? What is good recordkeeping? And why do I always have a negative balance? Jessica Zoraida will answer all your key trust accounting questions and show you the best practices to remain compliant in your legal practice. The bottom line for attorneys: it pays to know the basics of trust accounting.
Are you familiar with the Hero’s Journey, archetypes and universal story themes? Powerful storytellers use time-tested techniques to weave engaging stories and attorneys can deploy these to build rapport to help persuade the judge & jury.
A Special Needs Trust (SNT) allows for a disabled person to maintain his or her eligibility for public assistance benefits, despite having assets that would otherwise make the person ineligible for those benefits. These types of trusts are a vital component of estate plans when clients have beneficiaries with disabilities.
How often does opposing counsel take cases to trial? What is your judge’s summary judgement record? How can analytics help you write more persuasive motions? How can legal information make you a better lawyer? Attorney Nicole Clark will show you how legal research, data & analytics can help you win your cases in state trial court.
CA MCLE requirements will impact Group 1 (A-G) attorneys first. California has adopted new Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements that begin with attorneys that have a compliance period ending January 31, 2025. Group 1 attorneys, attorneys with last names beginning with A-G are the first to be required to meet the new requirements as your compliance period is 2/1/2022 – 1/31/2025.…
Attorneys and legal professionals must be proactive – not reactive. We now have an ethical responsibility to be competent with technology which includes safeguarding confidential & protected information like PII.
From bad IDs to people telling lies, Justin provides the main reasons that people are wrongfully convicted and he offers detailed accounts of the cases he has worked on. The main CLE topics: bad lawyering, differences in police work in the city vs. the country, you come home & find your partner dead, false confessions, junk science, Shaken Baby Syndrome, you have or care for a sick child, the jury is blinded by junk science, bad information from informants, and you are poor and/or a person of color.
California attorneys may complete all 25 hours via streaming on-demand CLE including video + audio, in addition to downloadable audio and video. This includes all legal ethics, bias and competence issues CLE courses.
The current CA MCLE compliance group is Group 1, California attorneys with last names A-G. The deadline to report compliance with the 25 hour CA CLE requirement is February 1, 2022.