Get all 15 of your on-demand Arizona credits with this compliance bundle.
Get all 15 of your on-demand Arizona credits with this compliance bundle.
Surrogacy contract drafting raises complex and delicate issues relating to attorney ethics. This advance program will explore ethical considerations and best practices when drafting surrogacy contracts. Attorney Colleen Quinn will address provide a tactful analysis of issues such as contingency or “what if” planning, managing client expectations, planning for enforceability and parentage, and where attorneys should or should not be involved.
Cannabis attorneys are bound by the same rules of ethics as their non-cannabis law practicing lawyers, such as avoiding conflicts of interest, protecting privilege, and carefully weighing the pros and cons of possibly going into business with clients. However, for cannabis lawyers, these obligations can require greater care and attention for two reasons: one, cannabis law is relatively new practice, growing in states across the United States amid the backdrop of cannabis remaining a Schedule I Controlled Substance; and two, the business of cannabis is growing rapidly, resulting in knock-down drag-out fights for permits that repeat every time a new jurisdiction licenses cannabis businesses.
Want to learn about civility and attorney professionalism? Then, this course is right for you! This course will discuss and define attorney civility and discuss discrimination/bias in the context of the Rules of Professional Conduct. We will focus on Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(d) and 8.4(g), citing real-life case examples of how attorneys have been disciplined for their conduct. Additionally, this course will discuss potential discrimination/bias that can occur in just running a law firm and how to avoid those pitfalls.
Perfectionism in the legal sector has always been a problem due to the crushing time pressures, demanding clients, and rampant poor self-care and substance use disorders plaguing practitioners and legal professionals. This "culture of perfectionism" has encouraged maladaptive coping techniques and led younger lawyers to conceal mistakes, oftentimes to the detriment of both firm and client. This program will explain the phenomenon of perfectionism and provide readily applicable tools to manage its negative impact. It will define perfectionism, the wonder of "adaptive" perfectionism and the dangers of maladaptive perfectionism. This course will also provide strategies for taming your inner perfectionist and explore simple, yet life-changing tools to manage perfectionistic tendencies.
As the student debt crisis grows, more bankruptcy filers are seeking discharge of their student loan debt. Be prepared to assist clients burdened by student loan debt get the fresh start they deserve. Discharging Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy will explore the treatment of student loans in bankruptcy including determining a client’s eligibility for discharge. This program will guide you through the process of litigating student loans in bankruptcy court from case evaluation and intake to trial and discuss the recent policy change designed to provide a more expeditious process for discharging student loan debt.
Easements play an important role in modern property law, granting certain non-possessory rights to individuals and entities over land they do not own. This course provides an overview of easements, exploring their nature, creation, enforcement, and termination. In particular, this course will focus on the impact of easements on land use applications, such as for site plan review or zoning variance. Participants will gain an understanding of the legal principles governing easements, along with insights into emerging trends in easements in regard to property law, with emphasis remaining on their effect on land use applications filed with local and county planning and zoning boards. This course is designed for attorneys and legal professionals seeking to improve their understanding of easement law.
This course, presented by Jennifer L. Hess, an attorney and lecturer on long term disability law topics, provides an overview of long term disability insurance policies subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). This is an introductory course is designed to benefit any attorney who is currently handling long term disability matters or interested in handling these matters. In two parts, this course: (I) reviews the basics of ERISA law; and (II) discusses the 9 fundamental policy terms critical to long term disability claims. In doing so, this course will cover the rights and protections that ERISA offers to claimants, provide useful practice tips, and share strategies to maximize a claimant’s disability benefit income under the policy.
This program will review the process of settling a final account and discharging a guardian in a Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 proceeding in New York– i.e., ending the guardianship completely or facilitating the appointment of a successor guardian. The course will give a practical overview of how to prepare a motion to settle a final account a/k/a discharge application, governing law, step-by-step procedure, procedural intricacies, how the process differs from county to county (and sometimes from judge to judge), and other court customs. The course will review the many reasons a guardian (or their ward) may seek discharge of the guardian, including regaining mental capacity, death of the incapacitated person, the transfer of a ward to a nursing home when the guardian is a community guardian program, discharge for wrongdoing, and other purposes.
Families are unique social constructs with unique challenges. Accordingly, estate planning attorneys must anticipate and draft for these challenges if they do not want clients (and the estate plans) to be subject to probate or estate administration court battles. This program covers applicable laws, rules, and regulations for drafting trusts that address three of the most common, yet challenging, family dynamics: hostile family members, spendthrift beneficiaries, and family factions. We will also review hypotheticals to provide hands-on examples of provisions that can be helpful in keeping the peace or at least keeping clients from nasty court battles.
While attorneys play a limited role in assisting foreign nationals in obtaining visas to study in the U.S., it is never too early to advise an international student about the manner in which they might pursue employment following the conclusion of their studies. The processes are not intuitive, and developing a strategy in a timely manner can be essential to the student’s ability to remain in the U.S. This course will provide strategies for transitioning international students to temporary and/or permanent employment-based visas, and assist counsel in providing answers to the questions that international students typically present. What is the legal framework for seeking employment-based visas in the U.S.? How do the processes differ in pursuing temporary (nonimmigrant) and permanent (immigrant) visas? What are the most suitable categories within each? What if the client is from a country for which there are no immigrant visas available? What strategies are available for moving from a nonimmigrant to an immigrant visa? What considerations should a foreign national be considering while pursuing their studies in the U.S.? In the course of addressing these issues, we will survey the most common immigrant- and non-immigrant visas, discuss how to evaluate your client’s suitability for particular pathways, and identify special issues that should be addressed from the outset to provide your client the best chance of success.
There are 574 federally recognized Indian Tribes in the United States, and approximately 300 reservations covering nearly 55 million acres. Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s 1984 Policy for the Administration of Environmental Programs on Indian Reservations, EPA recognizes Tribal Governments as sovereign entities with primary authority and responsibility for the reservation populace, and the appropriate non-Federal parties for making decisions and carrying out program responsibilities affecting Indian reservations, their environments, and the health and welfare of the reservation populace. This course will explain the unique role of Indian Tribes in environmental law: in resource use, protection, and regulation under federal statutes, treaties, and Tribal law both on and off the reservation
Mismanaging an IOLTA account is one of the primary reasons that attorneys find themselves in disciplinary hot water, and misconduct, even if “innocent,” can lead to discipline, including loss of the ability to practice. In many cases, the attorney involved has never been trained how to handle a trust account, and does not know the best practices for handling one. In this program, attendees will learn about the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct, particularly Rule 1.15, and best practices for handling client and other funds in their IOLTA accounts.
A quiet revolution is afoot. With every passing year, the legal world becomes increasingly dependent on technology. Changes have been coming for decades: computers have replaced typewriters; electronic filing has replaced hand‑delivery; and trial presentation software has replaced exhibit binders. Utilizing technology can improve your legal writing. This presentation introduces you to one easy-to-use tool that will help improve your legal writing and editing.
This course is designed for attorneys who already practice in state court. It will emphasize how litigating personal injury cases in federal court is different than in most state courts. Legal issues will be discussed as well as custom and practice, including examples from the presenter’s own experience.
This lecture will present the interdisciplinary perspective relating to custody matters when presented with cultural and religious issues and discrepancies between parents. It will review case law and psychological protocols that are used to understand what factors a court will consider and what weight it will attribute in the handling of the matter.
Americans owe more than $1.75 trillion in student loan debt. The Supreme Court struck down the Biden Administration’s student loan relief plan on June 30, 2023. With repayments set to resume in a few short months, millions of student loan borrowers will be seeking legal advice about their options.This course will cover trending topics in student debt relief including the Biden Administration’s new actions to provide debt relief for student loan borrowers. Designed for consumer and debt relief attorneys, the program will explore repayment options, loan forgiveness programs and new guidelines on the discharge of student loan debt in bankruptcy.
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade and held that there is no constitutional right to abortion. This program will trace the path toward and beyond Roe, including the decisions involving the right to privacy and substantive due process. We conclude with some predictions about the effects of the Dobbs decision for abortion rights and other constitutional rights.
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