May CLE Programs

04/23/2018 -There are more than ten opportunities to earn your CLE credits between now and the beginning of June. Why not earn some credits, learn something new and meet up with colleagues you may not have seen in a while. Even if you can't get out of the office, many of our seminars will be offered as a live webcast!

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

The Ethics of It All: Billing Clients, Attorney Fees and Collections
Thursday, May 3

12:45 - 1:45 p.m., 1.0 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!

David D. Curtin, Esq.
Office of the Disciplinary Counsel

This program will review the ways you can bill your client - contingency, flat, and hourly, as well as how attorneys integrate retainer and referral fees into their fee structure. The program will also supply the answer to the dreaded question "What recourse do I have when a client refuses to pay their legal bills?"

Civil Law Practice in Rhode Island Superior Court
Wednesday, May 9

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 4.o credits + 1.0 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston

Jeffrey P. Finan, Esq.
Finan Law Offices

David J. Oliveira, Esq.
Law Offices of David J. Oliveira

Kathleen Wyllie, Esq.
Wyllie Law LLC

This program focuses on pre-trial practice and discusses:
•    jurisdiction and venue,
•    the rules of discovery,
•    post-trial proceedings and appeals,
•    motion calendar,
•    how to prepare for calendar calls,
•    and a review of the special cause calendars.

Whether you are a new attorney or don't routinely go to court, attend this program and learn about the subtleties of Superior Court practice in Rhode Island!

Changes to CMS Enforcement of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: How those changes will impact your liability or no fault settlement
Tuesday, May 15

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 2.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!

Christine Hummel, Esq.
Hummel Consultation Services

Kara M. Fay, Esq.
Fay Law Associates

This program will focus on the application of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) to Liability and No Fault cases. The speakers will review the statutory requirement that Medicare must remain secondary to liability and no fault settlement proceeds. They will also discuss techniques to ensure the settlement does in fact remain secondary to Medicare, such as use of a Medicare Set Aside, and the risks of failing to maintain Medicare as a secondary payer, as well as the intersection of MSP, legal, and privacy issues which may lead to ethical quandaries, claims and risks.

Attendees will also learn of the statutory requirement to reimburse Medicare's conditional payment and strategies to efficiently obtain the Medicare conditional payment amount for Medicare A/B, Medicare Part C, and Medicare Part D.

How to Help Your Business Clients Avoid Employment
Law Liability
Wednesday, May 16

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 2.0 credits
RI Law Center, Cranston

Chip Muller, Esq.
Muller Law

The statutes, regulations, and case law governing workplace conduct are complex; however, only a portion of these rules actually result in material legal liability for your business clients. Attorneys who do not practice employment law on a daily basis don't need to know all the laws, only the top sources of legal liability for Rhode Island companies.

Join us for lunch and learn the main sources of corporate liability, the "weak links" in corporate advice & management practices, and the major state and federal statutes and case law affecting companies in Rhode Island.

There's still time to register for programs on retirement and immigration scheduled for next week. Visit the CLE Calendar today and register so you can secure your spot!