Fall CLE Schedule Open - Learn About the Latest on Cyber Threats and Data Security, Attend a Free Bankruptcy CLE, And More…

08/28/2019 -
The new CLE reporting year is in full swing. Why wait until the last minute to earn credits? You can earn at least 13 credits in September, and you have the opportunity to earn at least 5 of those credits for FREE! Why wait? It’s the perfect time to catch up with colleagues after the summer AND learn tips on how to protect your practice and assist your current and future clients. Below are just some of the offerings this month. Visit the CLE Calendar today to see all the programs available in September and October!  

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 helps businesses operate efficiently, it exposes client data to cyber risks. As attorneys running a law office, these threats include, 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.
Many local businesses were hacked this summer. Is your law office next? 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. For more information, please contact LRS Program Coordinator Elisa King or VLP Coordinator John Ellis