NEW CLE Programs as Fresh as Springtime

02/17/2017 - March is just around the corner, and with it brings warmer weather and more opportunities to earn your credits. Don't wait until the last minute to fulfill the requirement! Attending a CLE program is an excellent way to maintain your skills, network with Bar members, and enjoy the cooler weather by leaving your office for a few hours!

For complete program descriptions or to register, click on the links below.

How to Ethically Market Your Practice in the Digital Age
Thursday, March 2, Cranston
Tuesday, April 4, Wakefield
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
1.0 Ethics Credit

This CLE will review ethical considerations for all attorneys to keep in mind. This session will discuss ethical restrictions and landmark cases regarding attorney advertising,Pay for Lead programs, Avvo Legal Services, and the various advertising mediums, Television, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and the Rhode Island requirements for ethical marketing, and tips on how to avoid the pitfalls using current guidelines and discussion from the ABA.

2017 DUI Laws and Hardship Licenses
Tuesday, March 7, Cranston
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2.0 credits + 0.5 ethics

This topic has been heating up the Listserv! This program will provide a comprehensive nuts and bolts analysis of the basics of drunk driving and refusal cases and an extensive review of the changing science and technology in these cases.

The panelists will address:
  • Conditional hardship licenses and ignition interlock devices
  • The Intoxilyzer 9000 breath testing machine
  • Drug Recognition Expert training and testimony at trial
  • Administration of the standardized field sobriety tests
  • Ability to compel blood samples in DUI cases
  • Strategies for both prosecution and defense at trial.
Don't miss your chance to learn tips you can use in your practice!

Residential Real Estate Closings in Rhode Island:
A Practical Skills Seminar
Wednesday, March 15, Cranston
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4.0 credits + 1.0 ethics

Back by popular demand! This  basic level program designed for new attorneys in their transition from law school to law practice, attorneys who are unfamiliar with this area of law and those who would like to expand into a real estate practice. 

You will learn how to ensure proper disclosure is made prior to drafting the initial purchase and sales agreement, review sample disclosures and agreements, examine their flaws and learn how to draft clear agreements that will help to avoid post-closing problems.

The panel will then discuss the process of preparing for the closing, the duties of counsel for the buyer and the seller, and the mechanics of the closing, focusing on the preparation of the settlement statement. They will review forms and figures and compliance with regulatory requirements. The speakers will also examine the closing package and various promissory notes, mortgage deeds and their attendant forms.

This seminar does not come around very often. Don't miss your chance to learn about the recent changes to real estate closings!

Banks: What Lawyers Should Know, But Don't

Wednesday, March 22, Cranston
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
1.0 credit

Banks can be critical to your client's business and consumer transactions. This program will survey the laws and regulations governing banks and give you a better understanding of how they operate and are regulated in today's marketplace.

You will learn about:
  • The regulatory environment
  • Insured and uninsured deposit
  • The CFPB and consumer issues
  • Central banking and payment systems
  • Secondary markets and derivatives
  • The Dodd-Frank Act
  • "Too Big to Fail"
  • Electronic and internet banking
As an attorney advising clients, it's important to keep your skills up to date. Don't miss this program.

For more seminar opportunities, including live webcasts, in-person seminars, Saturday CLEs, and on-demand programs, check out the CLE Calendar.