New Seminars Open for Registration

04/06/2018 - We're closing in on the end of the first week of April. While it may not feel like spring is here, the warmer weather will be here before you know it - just like the deadline to report your CLE credits.

Below are some of the seminars offered this month. To sign up or to check out all of the Bar's programs that are open for registration, visit the CLE Calendar.

Raiders of the Lost Title: How to Hunt for Real Estate Records
Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:45 - 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!


Valerie León, Esq.
Attorney at Law

Whether buying or selling property, clients expect attorneys to be able to help them with their real estate needs. From starting in the tax assessor's office to combing the vault protected recording indexes, this course will teach attendees the proper steps for ensuring a thorough title search. Attendees will also learn the benefits and disadvantages of online versus ground title searching. Don't miss out on valuable tips that can help make your time title searching well spent and less stressful!

2018 Hardship Licenses & Ignition Interlock Devices
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

12:45 - 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit
Phil's Main Street Grille, Wakefield

Robert H. Humphrey, Esq.
Law Offices Robert H. Humphrey

Did you miss the Cranston session in March? This presentation will consist of a nuts and bolts analysis of when hardship licenses are available and the procedural steps which must be accomplished to obtain a hardship license and to have the ignition interlock device installed. This CLE will also address recent changes in DUI and refusal law.

Closing Your Practice in a Personally and
Professionally Responsible Manner
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2.0 credits + 1.0 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston

Kristen Sloan Maccini, Esq.
Attorney at Law

Richard P. D'Addario, Esq.
Law Offices of Richard P. D'Addario

Lise M. Iwon, Esq.
Laurence & Iwon

Bruce I. Kogan, Esq.
Roger Williams University School of Law

Barbara L. Margolis, Esq.
Office of the Disciplinary Counsel

Lynne M. Radiches, Esq.
Rhode Island Family Court

Jill S. Votta, Esq.
Greenville, RI

Most lawyers do not give much thought to closing their practice while they are in the midst of the day-to-day representation of their clients. Even as we get on in years, lawyers may not be realistic in assessing the possibility that eventually they may not want to or be able to continue practicing.

This timely seminar helps identify the many issues (personal, professional, financial and ethical) that attorneys should address in making and implementing the decision to close their practice.

Immigration 101
Thursday, April 26, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 3.0 credits
RI Law Center, Cranston


Deborah S. Gonzalez, Esq.
Roger Williams University School of Law

Carl Krueger, Esq.
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Cecily Kerr Ziegler, Esq.
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

The topic of immigration has been in the local and national news, and the current administration has proposed several policy changes that would drastically affect immigration law. But what is the law as it stands now, and how will the proposed changes affect not only documented and undocumented immigrants already here, but also those looking to immigrate to the United States in the future?

Whether you would like to stay up-to-date on current events or integrate immigration into your practice, this program is the perfect introductory course. Register today.

Prefer to earn all your credits at once? Our Annual Meeting will be on June 21 - 22, 2018. Save the dates! With topics such as police officer involved shootings, student loan debt, electronic discovery, and corporate scandals, this is one Annual Meeting you will NOT want to miss!