A New Year Means New Seminars!

01/03/2018 - Just as fast as the holidays came this year, they will soon be over, and the new year and more opportunities to earn CLE credit will begin!

For your convenience, many of our CLE offerings this January and February will be available via in-person and live webcasts, which means on those cold, snowy days, you don't need to leave your office or home to earn your credits!  To check out all of the CLE offerings, visit the CLE Calendar.

Child Support Update
Friday, January 12
Also available as a live webcast!

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
1.0 Credit

This session will update family law attorneys on the recent changes to the Child Support Guidelines, including:
  • explanation of the revised schedule and worksheet
  • revised work-related child care calculations
  • criteria for the treatment of imputed income and SSI
  • new rules for incarcerated, non-custodial parents
  • and more...
If you are a family law attorney, don't miss this important program which may impact your client. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions from representatives from the RI Office of Child Support Services.

Preparing for Direct and Cross Examination
Thursday, January 18
Also available as a live webcast!
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
1.0 Credit

During this session, our speaker will discuss tips you can use in preparing for your next direct and cross examination such as:
  • how to prepare your client
  • organizing exhibits
  • anticipating the other side's next move
  • appellate issues to consider, and more.
You will also learn effective methods of presentation and strategies that require thinking on your feet. Don't miss this important program.

Handling Adverse Possession Cases in RI
Wednesday, January 31
Also available as a live webcast!
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
1.0 Credit

This workshop will review the basics of adverse possession and offer practice pointers for real estate practitioners whose clients may find themselves embroiled in an adverse possession dispute. The recent RI Superior Court adverse possession decision in Carroll v. Rodriques from Little Compton will be discussed.

The Current State of RI Liquor Liability Law
Thursday, February 8
Also available as a live webcast!
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
1.0 CLE Credit

This presentation will discuss the current state of liquor liability or "dramshop" law in Rhode Island. It will include an examination of the elements of the Rhode Island Liquor Liability Act, codified at R.I.G.L. §3-14-1, et. seq., as well as an overview of the pertinent case history regarding liquor liability claims. Evidentiary issues will be discussed as they pertain to proving and defending claims under the Act. The presentation will briefly touch on insurance coverage issues that may arise in the context of liquor liability claims.

This will be the first of a two part series on alcohol-related claims. In May of 2018, we will examine the current state of Rhode Island social host law.

Attorney, Heal Thyself: The Detection, Treatment and Prevention of Substance Abuse
 Wednesday, February 21 - Live Webcast ONLY
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
1.0 Ethics

In this Mesa CLE live webcast, Sean Carter will discuss substance abuse and common mental illnesses that impair a lawyer's ability to faithfully fulfill his/her duties as both an advocate and an officer of the court. Specifically, the speaker will explain how substance abuse and mental illness play a part in many disciplinary matters, malpractice cases and the most common ethical violations resulting from these ailments (e.g., failure to communicate, lack of diligence, trust account violations, etc.). The speaker will then closely examine the detection, treatment and prevention of each specific malady.