Earn CLE Credits Before the Holidays!

10/18/2018 -The end of October will be here before you know it! Don’t fall behind in your credits before the holidays are in full swing.

Our CLE programs are a great way to brush up on your knowledge, pick up a tip or two, and network with your colleagues. Below are just some of the programs we have scheduled through the end of the year. And don’t forget, many of our programs are also available as a live webcast, so you can tune in from any computer or tablet! For more programs, check out the CLE Calendar.

Expeditious Removal of Mechanics' Liens
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2.0 credits
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!


Roger N. LeBoeuf, Esq.
Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd.

Hannah M. Mowry, Esq.
Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd.

You received a telephone call from your client. The property owner was expecting to close on his or her property next week when they learned that an unpaid subcontractor or supplier just recorded a mechanics’ lien on their property. Your client asks you, "How do I get the lien off of the property as quickly as possible?"

Attendees at this program will learn how to properly prosecute and defend motions filed under the "Show Cause" provisions of the mechanics’ lien statute, as well as to prosecute and defend motions to "bond off" and "cash off" mechanics’ liens.

Divorce Law for Estate Planners – Estate Planning for Divorce Lawyers
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 2.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!


Karen G. DelPonte, Esq.
Cameron & Mittleman, LLP

Stephen M. Prignano, Esq.
McIntyre Tate LLP

Kevin A. Papa, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF
Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP

With estate planning strategies becoming more complex and divorces on the rise, it is important for all attorneys to understand how estate planning and divorce laws intersect. There are important tax consequences lurking in the details that divorce and estate planning attorneys especially need to understand thoroughly. If you are an estate planner or divorce lawyer, don’t miss this informative program.

Startups: Successful Legal Strategies and Experiences from
Israel, the Startup Nation
Friday, November 9, 2018

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 1.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!


Baruch Perl, Esq.
Lapidot, Melchior, Abramovich & Co.
Tel Aviv, Israel

Miriam A. Ross, Esq.
Law Offices of Miriam A. Ross

Avi Nevel
Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC)

Rhode Island may be the nation’s smallest state, but its startup scene is robust and booming. Brand new startups and entrepreneurs with new ideas to grow their businesses are looking for legal advice and guidance on a multitude of legal issues in a myriad of practice areas.

This seminar will discuss some of the key lessons of the Israeli innovation ecosystem and its success, including structuring the business venture; preventing and/or mitigating conflict and friction between founders; management of relationships with investors, employees and others; common mistakes in early stages; and identifying and protecting critical assets (including IP). The speakers will share Israel’s experience and some of the most common issues that arise when counseling a startup client, as well as unique opportunities for collaboration between Rhode Island and Israeli startups and entrepreneurs.