The Deadline is Coming - Are You Prepared?

05/02/2019 -The CLE compliance deadline will be here before you know it. Sign up for a program now and avoid the stress of rushing to finish your credits. Below are some of the programs offered this month. Visit the CLE Calendar to see all the programs open for registration between now and the end of May.

Bulletproof Subpoenas and How They’ll Make Your Claim or Defense Ten Feet Tall


Thursday, May 9, 2019

12:45 - 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit

Rhode Island Law Center, Cranston 

Also available as a live webcast!

Tired of the motion calendar? Tired of discovery battles? The effective use of subpoenas can help you streamline your efforts and obtain the information needed for trial. As an admiralty lawyer with extensive cross-jurisdictional practice, our speaker, John K. Fulweiler, will share his tips, tricks and best practices in using subpoenas to leverage your cases into a winning position – whichever side you're on. Learn how John uses subpoenas to create a winning 'wedge', how he styles his subpoenas to guarantee a response, and what he does to lay the ground work for winning motions to compel. This isn't subpoenas version 1.0 – it's subpoenas version 100!


Ethical Considerations When Communicating with Clients and Using Social Media


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 p.m., 2.0 ethics credits

Rhode Island Law Center, Cranston

Also available as a live webcast!

Thanks to advances in technology, attorneys can use more than just the telephone and the mail to communicate with clients. Cell phones, text messages, email, and websites, and social media accounts, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook are used by attorneys. Does the attorney/client relationship exist if someone asks a legal question online through a live chat or social media message? 

Our speakers, David D. Curtin and Eric B. DiMario, will discuss when the attorney/client relationship begins, how to manage client expectations with effective communication, tips on how to deliver unfavorable news to your client, what to watch out for when communicating with the public via social media, the applicable ethical rules and how to avoid violating them, and what to do if a complaint has been made against you.


How to ‘Win’ at Mediation


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 p.m., 2.0 credits

Rhode Island Law Center, Cranston

In response to litigants’ demand and expectation for speedier, less expensive resolution of claims, mediation has emerged as a preferred alternative to the time-burdened system of court litigation.

This program will present a general, as well as specific, discussion of current mediation practices and strategies. Commencing with the decision to mediate and continuing to ultimate settlement and closure, the presenters will provide keys to an effective mediation process. The presenters, Hon. Frank J. Williams (ret.) and William A. Poore, will offer their insights on issues relevant to a successful mediation, including the initiation of the mediation, as well as preparation and participation in the mediation process. The program will also address techniques and strategies critical to a successful mediation, as well as practices which should be avoided.