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#1: The ADA's "Direct Threat" Defense (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE A 2013
Publication Date: 2013
The ADA's "direct threat" defense permits an employer to terminate an employee whose disability causes them to be a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves and others. But, the defense is fraught with peril, and employers often do not succeed in asserting it. This course analyzes the defense and gives you a clear understanding of when it will succeed. This program also covers issues that arise when an employee breaks an employer's conduct rule, but attributes their misconduct to the effects of an ADA-covered disability. (2013)

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#2: Adoption Law—A State and Federal Perspective (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE A 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This program is a primer on the legalities of adoption law, but also includes many "war stories" on what can go wrong and how to plan in advance to troubleshoot. Learn about the distinctions between agency and non-agency placements, the termination of parental rights, the concepts of the home study and ICPC approval, and when federal laws pre-empt state laws. (2015)

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NEW! #3: Advanced Asset Protection Planning with Trusts (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE A 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Take a deeper look at the use of trusts. Going beyond the traditional estate planning, this program explains how to creatively exploit irrevocable trusts, use trusts to minimize estate taxes, protect assets, avoid probate, and provide for incapacity. Particular attention will be devoted to keeping control over assets placed in an irrevocable trust using trust protectors and other drafting options. (2015)

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#6: Analyzing Damages: Pre/Post Tax & Maximizing Recovery (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC310 .A56 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
Hear from a forensic accountant about the tax aspects of settlements and judgments; tax treatment and lost profits versus "harm to capital assets"; personal injury cases; methods of substantiating tax treatment; planning before documents are generated; drafting the complaint; the settlement agreement; reporting requirements; and tips for cross-examining experts in business litigation. (2014)

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#4: Advocacy in Mediation—How to Get What You Want (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE A 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Gain priceless tips from an expert mediator on making the most of your mediation. Key points include how to perform effectively as an advocate in mediation, select a mediator for your matter, use mediation in a way that your client will appreciate, and tips to avoid derailing mediation. (2015)

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NEW! #6A: Arbitration and Bankruptcy (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE A 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This course covers the intersection of arbitration and bankruptcy, which is a complex and challenging area, but presents opportunities for sharp attorneys to gain significant advantages. Discover how to "Bankruptcy proof" your arbitration, learn about the impact of arbitration awards entered prior to bankruptcy, including res judicata and issue preclusion and their impact on the debtor's discharge, and find out how to enforce (and prevent enforcement) of an arbitration clause in bankruptcy. (2015)

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NEW! #6B: Arguing Punitive Damage Cases (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: MCLE A 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This course discusses common scenarios for awarding punitive damages, how to instruct the jury, business tort cases and corporate defendants, Constitutional limitations on the size of the verdict, and more. (2015)

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#7: Article 9—Understanding Securitized Sales Agreements (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE A 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Article 9 is fraught with rules and regulations that can make it difficult to enforce the rights it creates. It forms a general lien on goods sold, to the benefit of the Seller. If done properly, this lien can be a “floating lien,” which creates a lien on other goods sold to the Buyer from the Seller, or it can be a lien placed on any proceeds the Buyer receives in the event they transfer the goods for something of value. Learn the ins and outs of secured transactions, purchase money security interest, and filing. (2014)

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NEW! #11: Bankruptcy and Family Law: What Every Divorce Lawyer Should Know (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE B 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Unfortunately for divorce and bankruptcy lawyers, these two otherwise unrelated areas of law often collide. And, like most collisions, there is often a mess left behind. This course provides divorce lawyers with an understanding of the bankruptcy issues that can affect their cases. Learn to what to do with pre-petition transfers, discover ways to avoid secured debts, identify ways to address divorce obligations, learn how to handle non-exempt assets, and find out how to "squeeze" into Chapter 7. (2015)

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NEW! #12: The Basics of Mediation Every Attorney Should Know (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE B 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Learn about common misunderstandings and mistakes in mediation, confidentiality and privilege, how to enforce mediated settlements, ethical issues, drafting mediation clauses, and tips for successful mediation. (2016)

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#13A: Business Law Issues that Estate Planners and Probate Attorneys Should Spot (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC195 .S73 2013cd
Publication Date: 2013
Attorney Bill Staley addresses key business issues that probate attorneys need to know: dying with a sole proprietorship; family partnership vs. family LLC; decedents who owned stock in professional corporations; practical problems created by funding a foundation from the estate; and when to sell loss assets. (2013)

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NEW! #13: Building Modern Families, Legislating for Third Party Reproduction (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE B 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Assisted Reproductive Technology is an area where science has outpaced the law, and the law is in many instances still evolving and uncertain. This course covers protecting parental rights of same sex parents, the legal status of surrogacy, the importance of donation agreements for egg sperm and embryo donation, and more. (2016)

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NEW! #14: Calculation of Loss under Title Insurance Policies (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE C 2016
Publication Date: 2016
This course discusses the compensable loss under title insurance policies. Learn what loss or damage is compensable under owner's and lender's title policies, how the loss is calculated, and on which date the loss should be calculated. The seminar considers various common loss scenarios, including forgery, easements, and encroachments. (2016)

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#15A: California’s New Foreclosure Law–The Homeowner Bill of Rights (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC177.F6 C35 2013cd
Publication Date: 2013
Expert analysis of California’s new Homeowner Bill of Rights. Learn how to proceed and advise clients in the wake of this new law. (2013)

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NEW! #19: Conducting In-house Investigations (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE C 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Under both federal and state anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, employers are mandated to conduct internal investigations upon receipt of a discrimination and/or harassment complaint. The strength of a case is often tethered to the quality of the investigation, including the quality of the investigator, the forms of questions asked, and the scope of the investigation.
This presentation discusses how to conduct an internal investigation, when an investigation is required, the nuts and bolts of conducting an investigation, how to assess credibility, how to make findings of fact, and legal issues that may arise during the course of the investigation. (2015)

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#21A: Cyber Fraud (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: QA76.9.A25 .C93 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
This program offers a comprehensive look at cyber fraud and your business, including assessing preparedness for a cyber incident, the mindset of the cyber-criminal, popular attack types and methods, support from U.S. and local governments, managing passwords, risk management tools to protect business assets, and how to protect yourself online. (2014)

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#25: Divorce and Death: Good and Bad Choices (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC126 .D58 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
An examination of where family law and estate planning intersect. Learn the proper matters for prenups and the roles of divorce lawyers and estate planners. Includes coverage of ERISA, post-marital agreements, character of property, transmutation requirements, quitclaim deeds, estate plan examples, transfers to revocable trust, ethics, and more.

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#26: E-Discovery in Patent Litigation (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE E 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Learn about the challenges of security, protective orders, the cloud, and evidence preservation in patent litigation, where parties are often subjected to the extraordinarily high costs and burdens associated with electronic discovery. Presenter Albert Barsocchini is an internationally-recognized expert in discovery, information governance, compliance, and international investigations. (2015)

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#27: EEOC Practice, Procedure, and Implications on Future Litigation (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE E 2015
Publication Date: 2015
What happens at the EEOC often determines how a case is going to ultimately turn out. Thus, it is critical for employment lawyers on both sides of the bar to master EEOC practices and procedures. Learn how to master the EEOC process and avoid common traps. (2015)

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NEW! #28: Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues in Family Law Cases (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE E 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This course is designed to educate the family law attorney about the nuances of criminal contempt versus civil contempt and the considerations when attempting to seek relief under the powers of contempt. The lecture will also cover the burdens and standards of proof, using contempt as an enforcement tool, and the reasons why an order for contempt needs to be correct to avoid appeal issues. (2015)

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NEW! #29: Electronic Spying and Tracking Spouses in Divorce Cases (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE E 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Social networking sites are becoming a larger issue in more divorce and custody cases, not only as a source of information but also as a cause for concern for clients and attorneys. Learn dos and don'ts regarding computers, privacy rules pertaining to video and phones, and more. (2015)

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NEW! #31: An ERISA Litigation Primer (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE E 2016
Publication Date: 2016
This course teaches how to handle ERISA cases from the pre-litigation administrative appeal through final judgment. It addresses how to recognize when a case is subject to ERISA, the applicable limitations periods, administrative exhaustion, ERISA causes of action, procedure in ERISA cases, standards of review, briefing and trying an ERISA case, and seeking attorney fees. Portions of the course, such as recognizing when ERISA governs a case and the emerging law with respect to subrogation, are important to all practitioners, regardless of whether they handle ERISA cases. (2016)

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#38A: Federal Antitrust Laws—Sailing through the Choppy Waters (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE F 2013
Publication Date: 2013
This program explores the various federal antitrust statutes that apply to all commercial activity in the United States. Find out how to identify key antitrust issues that may impact a commercial transaction, gain tips to spot issues that might invoke criminal penalties, and discover how antitrust issues can be used as a good offensive strategy in business transactions. (2013)

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#38B: Federal Construction Contracting—An Introduction (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE F 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Unlike commercial contracting, where buyers and sellers have a great deal of flexibility in developing terms and conditions, government contracting has clauses mandated by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Learn the basics of federal contracting and gain tips for ascertaining crucial provisions.
This course also reviews case studies comprised of the Buy American Act, Self-Performance, and Restrictive Specifications. (2015)

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NEW! #39: Federal Responses to State Medical Marijuana Laws (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE F 2016
Publication Date: 2016
This course discusses the conflict of laws between the federal and state governments surrounding medical marijuana, the associated federalism issues, and the legal implications for people involved or looking to get involved in medical marijuana businesses. It also explains current federal enforcement priorities under the Controlled Substances Act, banking and financing issues, and proposed state and federal legislation. (2016)

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#39A: Financial Disclosures (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KF1446 .F56 2014
Publication Date: 2014
A forensic accountant covers three major topics in accounting and interpreting financial information - discovery issues, net income versus cash flow, and reading financial disclosures that come across your desk in the course of litigation. (2014)

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#39B: Five Top Mistakes to Avoid Re: Income and Estate Planning with Retirement Assets (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC195 .B37 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
Learn about beneficiary mistakes, confusion about rules governing inherited IRAs, trust as beneficiary, missing the Net Unrealized Appreciation Opportunity, prohibited transactions, and IRS Notice 2014-54. (2014)

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#40A: Fracking: The New Regulatory Takings Frontier (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE F 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Fracking litigation is a new and growing area of litigation. This course offers an explanation of regulatory takings as a subset of inverse condemnation law with a focus on the controversial hydraulic fracturing field of gas and uranium exploration. Learn what legal options are available to prevail in fracking cases and how to recognize and avoid procedural landmines. (2015)

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NEW! #40C: HIPAA and Litigation: Getting and Producing Records (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE H 2015
Publication Date: 2015
HIPAA places strict limits on the ability of health care providers to disclose "protected health information." For lawyers attempting to seek health information, understanding the HIPAA rules can make or break a case. This presentation discusses the types of records to which HIPAA applies, the mechanisms for obtaining health records, and strategies for navigating HIPAA compliance in the context of litigation. Learn how HIPAA restricts health records disclosures, how to obtain health records in litigation and respond to subpoenas, and discover special circumstances in which records are restricted beyond HIPAA and also when HIPAA does not apply. (2015)

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NEW! #40D: HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates Under the Omnibus Final Rule (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE H 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This presentation discusses the circumstances in which HIPAA applies to attorneys as "business associates" and details the regulatory requirements for business associates. It also covers how the HIPAA security rule works and hot topics in business associate agreement negotiations. (2015)

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NEW! #40E: How to Handle Commercial Litigation and Keep Your Clients Happy Part I (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE H 2016
Publication Date: 2016
An introduction to handling commercial litigation—this program discusses evaluating the case, creating the attorney-client relationship, legal research, standing, conditions precedent, jurisdiction, drafting pleadings, motions and discovery, negotiating settlements, and preparing for trial (2016)

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NEW! #41: How to Handle Commercial Litigation and Keep Your Clients Happy Part II (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE H 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Part II of how to handle commercial litigation—this program covers pleadings, elements of claims such as breach of contract, fraud, and negligence, late answers, electronic filing and service, preliminary remedies, discovery, motion practice, and settlements. (2016)

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NEW! #41B: How to Win at Trial (1.5 hours) - Versatape
Call Number: MCLE H 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Discover how to put together a winning trial presentation as you learn best practices for dealing with the jury, opening and closing statements, using video, graphics, and animation, and jury instructions. (2015)

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NEW! #41D: Inoculating Against Bad Facts (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE I 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Every case has bad facts. The first line of defense is the filing of a motion in limine. The conventional wisdom is that inoculating the jury at an early stage is the preferred approach. In the past twenty years, however, a vocal minority of commentators created confusion on the issue by mounting a fierce assault on the conventional thinking. This course addresses the merits and possible weaknesses of the inoculation approach in dealing with bad facts. (2016)

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NEW! #44: Judgment Enforcement for the Non-Collections Attorney (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: MCLE J 2016
Publication Date: 2016
This course examines whether debt is collectible, pros and cons of jury trials, default judgments, post-judgment enforcement mechanisms, and what to do if the debtor has filed for bankruptcy. (2016)

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#47: Landlord / Tenant Issues in Bankruptcy Cases (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE L 2013
Publication Date: 2013
This program focuses on issues specific to landlords and tenants before, during, and after a bankruptcy filing, covering both landlord bankruptcy and also tenant bankruptcy cases. Learn how to navigate fast-paced bankruptcy cases, how bankruptcy law allows for significant changes to the lease, and about tenants’ rights during landlord bankruptcy. (2013)

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NEW! #47A: Law in Motion: How to Get What You Want From Your Judge (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: MCLE L 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Judges tend to rule based on the papers submitted. Learn how to draft strong motions and use oral argument to “seal the deal.” Gain tips for ex parte applications, motions for prejudgment relief, demurrers or motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment and summary adjudication, and motions in limine. (2016)

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#48B: Legal Issues Faced By Non-Profits (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC342 .R54 2013cd
Publication Date: 2013
This program covers a broad spectrum of problems and concerns faced by nonprofits. (2013)

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#48C: Life Insurance Trusts: What Are the Choices? (3/4 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KF736.L4 K78 2013cd
Publication Date: 2013
Attorney William F. Kruse discusses ten ways to add flexibility to irrevocable life insurance trusts. With recent estate, gift and income tax law changes, now is the best time to review property preparation funding and use of irrevocable life insurance trusts. Learn drafting suggestions and innovative ideas for the use of the modern ILIT. (2013)

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#48D: Liquidated Damages (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC223 .L57 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
Learn when and why to include a liquidated damages provision, how to carefully craft an LDP, the basic Civil Code statutory scheme, what happens when LDPs are invalidated, and recent case studies. (2014)

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NEW! #49: Litigating a Title IX Claim (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE L 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This course provides an overview of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. It focuses on substantive issues as well as issues that arise during the course of litigation, including ethical considerations. It covers how to litigate a Title IX case, issues in discovery, issues in motion practice, administrative procedures, and FERPA issues. (2015)

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NEW! #50: Managing Mental Disabilities in the Workplace (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE M 2016
Publication Date: 2016
This program discusses how employers manage mental disabilities in the workplace, including the ADA definition of a disability, what conditions are disabilities, how to utilize fitness for duty exams, the ADA obligations to accommodate individuals with disabilities, and how to address performance problems. (2016)

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NEW! #51: Mechanic's Liens, Preserving and Protecting Rights and Avoiding Defects (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE M 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Gain an understanding of the complicated notice, service, filing, and recording requirements for mechanic's liens on public and private projects. This course covers identifying key issues and how to prepare related documents, avoiding "traps for the unwary," custom language and standard forms, and generating a check-list of lien requirements. (2015)

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#52: Mergers and Acquisitions: Key Points in the Deal Structure (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE M 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Many clients are amazed by the level of detail involved when it comes time to sell or purchase a business—a simple handshake will no longer do. Learn the process of mergers and acquisitions and basic tax ramifications. (2013)

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#54: New Cases, New Laws—Family Law (1.5 hours) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC115 .N49 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
An examination of how the latest cases and laws impact your family law practice. Includes spousal support, child support, custody and visitation, property issues, premarital agreements, mediation, putative spouse, attorney conduct, and much more. (2014)

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NEW! #54A: New Developments in eDiscovery that Every Attorney MUST Know to Avoid Malpractice (1.25 hours) - Versatape
Call Number: MCLE N 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This program covers the 2015 changes to the FRCP and summarizes proportionality and California eDiscovery rules. It also presents best practices in data preservation and computer forensics or targeted collections. (2015)

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#55: The NFL's Concussion Epidemic and Its Relationship to Disability Law (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE N 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Get an inside look at the legal arguments in the head trauma class action lawsuit against the NFL. Discover what it takes to prove a social security disability claim, whether the former players are entitled to benefits, whether head trauma is even covered as a medically determinable impairment, and what the league is doing now to protect its players from the dangers of head trauma. (2015)

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NEW! #56: Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE N 2015
Publication Date: 2015
There are several nonimmigrant visa options available for foreign entrepreneurs and small business owners, but it may still be challenging to find an appropriate solution for your client's needs. This course addresses the eligibility criteria, benefits, and downsides of each visa option. Learn to identify the underlying issues in your case and discover strategies to build a strong case for a foreign entrepreneur. (2015)

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#56A: Nuts and Bolts of DUI Defense (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC477 .N88 2014
Publication Date: 2014
A step-by-step talk on the "how-tos" of DUI defense, including charging sections, enhancements, initial contact, interview, discovery, FSTs, sentencing, and plea bargaining. Sample DUI client interview sheets are included. (2014)

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#57A: Patent and Trademark Prosecution Primer (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE P 2013
Publication Date: 2013
This course provides an overview of both trademark and patent processes. It covers due diligence, preparing applications, filing, and navigating the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Learn how to prosecute trademarks and patents to issuance, and how to identify when something might be patentable or might require a trademark. (2013)

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NEW! #57B: Piercing the Corporate Veil—When Can the Owners of a Business Be Held Liable? (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE P 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The hard rule of law is that a corporation is liable for its debts and contractual obligations and the shareholders are not liable. But sometimes a party dealing with a corporation might be able to reach the shareholders’ pockets to collect a corporate liability. It is critical that corporate lawyers and litigators on both sides of the litigation understand the principles of when the courts might “pierce the corporate veil” and know how to pursue or to defend against such a claim. Key points discussed are an explanation of the scope and limitations of this complex area of law, learning to anticipate and avoid pitfalls of shareholder personal liability, understanding when it is possible to proceed against shareholders for a corporate liability, and the defenses to a claim seeking to pierce a corporate veil. (2015)

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NEW! #57C: Plaintiff's Trial Preparation—What if the offer's too low? (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE P 2016
Publication Date: 2016
The cost and uncertainty of proceeding to jury trial make settlement the best option most of the time. This course explains how to prepare for trial from the initial client contact in a way that convinces any defendant that you will try the case if forced to do so. Such preparation will prompt a defendant to extend the best offer at mediation. Also, learn to set up your case for trial on short notice if you are unable to persuade the defendant to pay what you have to have to resolve the claim. This course emphasizes a change of attitude regarding settlement versus trial. It also discusses how to convince the trial judge to adopt your position regarding evidence, which increases the possibility of acceptable settlement offers and the likelihood of a successful trial result if settlement efforts fail. (2016)

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#58: The Power of Persuasion (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE P 2013
Publication Date: 2013
A major premise of the legal profession is that the presence of a skillful and devoted attorney will influence the outcome of a controversy. This influence is exerted by powers of persuasion on the court and the jury. We begin persuading during jury selection and that effort continues through every part of the trial. However, the purest form of advocacy occurs during the opening statement and the final argument to the jury. This presentation is devoted to ideas and techniques that are especially suitable for those two important segments of the trial. Some of the examples given relate to the defense of criminal cases—they can be used in civil litigation as well. (2013)

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#58A: Practical Tips for Securing Preliminary Relief (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC1062 .M67 2013cd
Publication Date: 2013
This program covers applications for preliminary relief in various contexts, along with practice pointers to smooth what can sometimes be a bumpy ride. (2013)

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NEW! #59A: A Primer to Police Misconduct Litigation (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE P 2016
Publication Date: 2016
A civil rights attorney and former New York City Assistant D.A. provides an overview of police misconduct litigation by walking you through six main topics—claims, damages, defendants, prerequisites, time periods, and forum. Key course points include how to identify the proper parties, claims, and defenses, the differences between state and federal claims, understanding the prerequisites to filing a police misconduct lawsuit, various time limitations, such as accrual dates and statutes of limitation, involved for the various claims, factors that must be weighed in deciding whether to bring the action in state or federal court, and different forms of relief available, including statutory attorney’s fees. (2016)

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#60: Privacy Laws Applicable To Wireless Marketing (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE P 2015
Publication Date: 2015
An overview of the privacy laws that apply to marketing to wireless devices— the TCPA, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Do Not Call Act, and other laws, with special attention to the role of the FCC, the FTC, and the courts. Learn about automatic telephone dialing systems, when prior consent is required, the liability of advertisers, and what the FCC has done to permit innovative uses of text messaging. (2015)

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#62A: Pull the Right Levers in Your Practice (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KF318 .P85 2013cd
Publication Date: 2013
Learn the simple formula to identify the six inputs to business success and the levers to drive results. Included are components of a good vision, a strategic plan, critical constraints, action plans, and more. (2013)

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#62B: Real Estate Disclosures (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC140 .R43 2014
Publication Date: 2014
A comprehensive guide to residential disclosure documents regarding real estate agency relationships. (2014)

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#62C: Real Property—Unexpected Environmental Obligations (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: MCLE R 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Hear a former Regional Administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discuss ways to deal with the purchase of contaminated property. Navigate through key environmental statutes and learn how to minimize liability when purchasing contaminated properties. (2015)

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#66A: Retaliation & Whistleblowing: Hot Issues, SOX & Dodd-Frank (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE R 2014
Publication Date: 2014
This program covers hot retaliation and whistleblowing legal developments, including the rebirth of SOX whistleblowing claims; Dodd-Frank retaliation claims; evidence that makes or breaks retaliation claims; new exhaustion requirements that some courts have recently imposed on retaliation claims; protected versus unprotected activity; how to counsel defense clients; and how to evaluate potential plaintiffs’ retaliation cases. (2014)

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#66C: Securities Offerings—Basic Concepts and Practice Tips (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE S 2015
Publication Date: 2015
An overview of the federal and state securities laws for public and private securities offerings. Learn about liability traps for practitioners, the compliance process, securities violations that impose severe civil and criminal penalties, and gain practical tips that are critical for corporate and finance lawyers who advise businesses. (2015)

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NEW! #67: Securities Regulation A+, a Viable Alternative to IPOs in Raising Money (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE S 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Regulation A+, a major reform in raising capital through exempt securities offerings, presents a viable alternative to expensive initial public securities offerings with lengthy SEC and state review. Key course points include who should use Regulation A+, pros and cons of Regulation 506 and IPO, pitfalls of a Regulation A+ offering, how to draft the filings with the SEC, where to go for help with Regulation A+ legal issues, and finding agents to place your Regulation A+ offering. (2015)

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#67A: Settling with the Trustees (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KF1524.A2 S48 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
Learn how to settle with Bankruptcy trustees, including trustee duties, property of the estate, sale of jointly owned property, assertion of ownership of property, intellectual property, executory contracts, and more. (2014)

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#68A: Small Businesses' Do's and Don'ts Re: IRS (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KF6491 .H84 2013cd
Publication Date: 2013
Attorney Ron Hughes discusses tax controversies and how best to deal with the Internal Revenue Service. (2013)

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NEW! #69: Special Issues in a Military Divorce (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE S 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This course will assist the family law attorney in understanding nuances of military divorce issues, including: the impact of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, custody and child support issues in military divorces, the complex aspects of military pension division, survivor benefit plan issues, and the interplay with disability retirements in pension division. (2015)

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#72: Sweepstakes and Games of Chance in Today's Online World (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE S 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The increasing number of online fora on which companies run sweepstakes and contests has led to great confusion, as the online platform rules are in a constant state of flux. This course focuses on the legal issues that sponsors face when setting up sweepstakes, contests, and games of skill or chance. Find out how to analyze what to include in the contest rules, what to consider when reviewing user-generated contest submissions, how to comply with state and federal marketing laws, how to identify games of skill versus games of chance, and more. (2015)

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NEW! #73: Tax Consequences in Divorce (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE T 2015
Publication Date: 2015
This course will help the family law attorney navigate through some of the intricacies in divorce taxation to help decipher the code of filing status, the use of dependency exemptions to create greater cash flow, the impact that division of assets and debts have in property settlements, alimony considerations for tax purposes, and tax benefits for having attorney fees. Key course points include divorce taxation issues in alimony, property settlements, and retirement orders. (2015)

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#74: Tax Ramifications of a California Divorce (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC126 .T39 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
This program is a must for both tax attorneys and family law practitioners. It covers alimony, spousal support, taxation of the marital home in property settlements, alimony aspects of the marital home, joint return filing issues, head of household filing status, personal exemptions for children, child care expenses, pre-divorce income tax, assignment of income, and the deductibility of legal fees and court fees associated with obtaining a divorce or separation. (2014)

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#74A: Ten Things I Wish I'd Learned in Law School About Business Development and Using the Media as a Marketing Tool (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KF318 .T46 2013cd
Publication Date: 2013
After graduating from law school with zero knowledge on how to develop a successful law practice and business, Manny Medrano built a successful criminal defense and business litigation business. Mr. Medrano shows how he built his career and he lists ten simple steps to help develop yours. Included in the program materials are three samplings of business development organization. (2013)

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#74C: Top Ten Insurance Mistakes: How Best to Advise Your Clients (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC290 .M38 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
The common mistakes insurance agents make and how they pertain to the law. Coverage of buy-sell agreements, key person life insurance, disability insurance and disability overhead expense insurance, life insurance trusts for estate planning, life insurance to fund a divorce agreement, insurability and underwriting standards, individual and group health insurance, annuities and life settlements, and long term care insurance. (2014)

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#76: Update on Breach of Fiduciary Duties (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KF1536.E43 U63 2014
Publication Date: 2014
An examination of exceptions to discharge under the bankruptcy code, common defalcation case types, problems with prior law, Model Penal Code §2.02(2)(c), and notable Supreme Court and 9th Circuit Cases. (2014)

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#76A: Using The Affordable Care Act To Settle Workers' Compensation Cases (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE U 2014
Publication Date: 2014
The Affordable Care Act creates new safety nets to assure injured workers’ ongoing medical care. This course introduces workers compensation professionals to techniques for using private health insurance obtained through a state exchange and expanded Medi-Cal to evaluate and settle cases. Additionally, the course conveys news about Medicare Part D and how dual-eligibles (people enrolled in both Medicare and Medi-Cal) will benefit from future programs. (2014)

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#76B: View from the Bench (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC205 .V54 2014cd
Publication Date: 2014
Probate Judge Michael Levanas discusses recent changes in the Probate Court and the vision for the Probate Court looking forward. (2014)

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#78: Water Law Survey: History and Current Trends (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE W 2013
Publication Date: 2013
A survey of water law in the United States. Learn about the two main types of water laws in the U.S., how to identify the difference between "water laws" and other laws relating to water, considerations affecting landowners and developers, and future trends in water law and regulation. (2013)

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#78A: What You and Your Clients Need to Know about Mobile App and Online Privacy Law (1 hour) - Versatape
Call Number: KFC312 .W44 2013cd
Publication Date: 2013
Attorney Adam D.H. Grant delves into the fast-changing world of cyber security and discusses what you need to know to keep your information safe. (2013)

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#83: Witness Preparation Advice, Techniques, and Tactics (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE W 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Learn how to prepare your witnesses in order to get the most out of their testimony. This program will help you to understand basic juror psychology to overcome common juror misconceptions of witnesses. Learn how to use demonstratives and exhibits to better engage and persuade jurors. This program also emphasizes strategies, techniques, and tactics that will help make your witness more comfortable and prepared for deposition and trial testimony. Learn about common traps that witnesses fall into in order to help the witness anticipate and identify those potential traps. Discover specific strategies for deposition as well as direct and cross-examinations. (2013)

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#85: Work Made for Hire for the Entertainment Lawyer (1 hour) - Access MCLE
Call Number: MCLE W 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Acquire a thorough understanding of the all-important work-made-for-hire doctrine in the entertainment industry and explore the relationship between the work-made-for-hire doctrine, irrevocable assignment, and the moral rights doctrine. Gain confidence in drafting of a work-made-for-hire provision to ensure that ownership, as well as the accompanying results and proceeds of a creative work, clearly vests with the intended party. (2013)

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