Top Ethics Complaints, Employment Laws Affecting Your Law Practice, and More! Sign Up for a CLE Today!

01/09/2019 -January programs are open for registration. Whether you want to improve your performance with your clients and avoid being investigated by the disciplinary counsel, want the answers to the phone calls from potential clients related to service animals or medical marijuana and their apartment leases you’ve been receiving, or are looking for more information on the new employment laws that affect your staff and your clients, January has something for you. Below are just some of the programs offered in January. Visit the CLE Calendar today and check out all the CLE offerings – there are even programs open in March and April!

Top Ethics Complaints: How to Avoid Them
Thursday, January 17, 2019
12:45 – 1:45 p.m., 1.0 ethics
Also available as a live webcast!

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

This program will review the top ethical complaints received by the disciplinary counsel, a brief overview of the grievance process, what attorneys should do when a complaint is filed against them, and common mistakes attorneys make when responding to a complaint.

Don't miss out on your chance to learn some best practice tips for the new year which can help you better communicate with your clients and avoid getting a letter or phone call from the Disciplinary Counsel.

Employment Law Refresher
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 2.0 credits
Also available as a live webcast

: Jeffrey W. Kasle, Esq.
                Olenn & Penza, LLP

Today’s employment world and the laws that govern it are very different from what they were only a few years ago. Employers in RI have to worry about work-related injuries and disabilities that raise concerns under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Federal Family and Medical Leave ACT (FMLA), as well as understand workers’ compensation statutes. There’s also the new sick leave law, avoiding retaliation claims from disgruntled employees, correctly applying the FLSA, and what to include in an employee handbook.

Employment law can be a minefield that needs to be carefully navigated. If you represent Rhode Island employers or have employees in your office, join us for lunch and ensure you are compliant with the law. Sign up today.

Fair Housing Issues in Rhode Island
Thursday, January 31, 2019
12:45 – 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit
Also available as a live webcast!

  Marissa Janton, Esq.
                 Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights

Is it illegal to refuse to rent to those who have service animals or those who use medical marijuana? What if there is a no smoking or a no pet clause in the rental agreement? What happens when a complaint is filed alleging unfair housing practices?

This program will review recent updates in the law including current protected classes, liability, covered properties, harassment and retaliation, sexual harassment, and reasonable accommodations. There will be a review of regulations and procedures at the Commission and best practices at the agency.