Cooler Weather and CLE Seminars are Right Around the Corner. Sign up Today!

08/15/2019 -Before you know it, the leaves will change colors, and the temperature will continue to drop. Enjoy the cooler weather by getting out of the office and attending a seminar! It will not only give you a break from work, but it will also allow you to fulfill your yearly CLE requirement. Below are just some of the programs offered in September. Can’t leave the office? Many of our programs are available as a live webcast! To register, click on the links below.

Cyber Threats, Risks, Responsibilities and Cyber Security Insurance
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

2:00 – 4:00 p.m., 1.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
Rhode Island Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!

Jeffrey Padwa, Esq.

Cristie Hanaway
The Hilb Group of New England
While technology is essential to increase profitability, improve customer service and operate efficiently, it exposes law firms and businesses to cyber risks. These threats include business operational risk, legal and compliance risk, ethics violations, and reputational risk. At this program, our speakers will discuss:
  • Different types of cyber breaches and the current trends;
  • The most common methods of attack and types of malware used by cyber criminals such as social engineering, viruses, ransomware, and spyware; and
  • How cyber insurance helps to mitigate cyber risk.
Do not end up like those businesses and law firms that appear in the news because they were unprepared. Sign up today and be prepared for the inevitable cyber breach.

After the Filing: Chapter 7 & 13
Thursday, September 12, 2019

1:00 – 4:00 p.m., 2.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
Rhode Island Law Center, Cranston

Hon. Diane Finkle
US Bankruptcy Court

Lisa A. Geremia, Esq.
Chapter 7 Trustee, US Bankruptcy Court

John Boyajian, Esq.
Chapter 13 Trustee, US Bankruptcy Court

Russell D. Raskin, Esq.
Raskin & Berman

Christopher M. Lefebvre, Esq.
Consumer & Family Law Center

During this program the speakers will provide you with insights and a guide to avoiding common mistakes that may only appear after a bankruptcy has been filed. Both Chapter 7 & 13 proceedings will be covered by the panelists. They will discuss the types of issues that arise during the meeting of creditors and during confirmation under Chapter 13, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

This seminar is offered FREE OF CHARGE to all members of the Bar Association’s Pro Bono Programs and to those who agree to join a pro bono program prior to attending.

All participants must agree to accept a pro bono bankruptcy case.

Preparing a Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Plan
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2:00 – 4:00 p.m., 1.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
Rhode Island Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!


Jeffrey Padwa, Esq.

Jason Albuquerque, CCISO-CGCIO
Carousel Industries

Crafting a risk mitigation plan is crucial for all businesses—especially lawyers and law firms, which possess valuable information and are targeted by cyber criminals. Risk mitigation plans identify threats to an organization’s business systems, networks and data, and address the vulnerabilities and most likely vectors of attack.

Risk mitigation plans include steps to create a culture of cybersecurity and identify policies and procedures to protect the organization, such as ongoing awareness training, identifying legal compliance standards, evaluating third party contracts that create additional risk exposure, and employing metrics to measure risk mitigation efforts.

Getting caught without a cyber risk mitigation plan can seriously destroy your reputation and career. Attend this program and find out how to protect your law practice.

Firearm Licensing in Rhode Island
Thursday, September 19, 2019

12:45 – 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit
Rhode Island Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!

David J. Strachman, Esq.
McIntyre Tate LLP

This seminar will review the two legal regimes governing an individual’s request for a license to carry a concealed weapon in Rhode Island. At this program, you will learn:
  • Considerations in choosing where to apply
  • How to prepare the application and common pitfalls
  • Attorney General applications
  • How to request a license from municipalities
  • Recent RI Supreme Court decisions
  • Appeals
  • Revocation of licenses
  • And more…