CLE Programs on the New RI Virtual Currency Law & Other Commercial Law Updates, Internal Investigations, Adult Drug Court and More…

09/24/2019 -The last full week of September is here. Are you up to date with the recent changes in the law? This fall, we have opportunities for you to learn the updates in several different areas of the law, in addition to tips on how to effectively represent your client. Whether you are a business attorney or civil litigator, there is something for you! Below are just some of the programs offered in October. Click on the links below for more information or to register. To view all programs open for registration, visit the CLE Calendar.

Commercial Law Update - A Comprehensive Update on Recent Developments
Monday, October 7, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 4.0 credits + 0.5 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!

Patrick A. Guida, Esq.
Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd.

Thomas S. Hemmendinger, Esq.
Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio & McAllister, LLP

Lisa M. Kresge, Esq.
Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio & McAllister, LLP

Edwin E. Smith, Esq.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP | Boston, MA & New York, NY Offices

Steven O. Weise, Esq.
Proskauer Rose, LLP | Los Angeles, CA Office
Globally recognized experts Weise and Smith will share their expertise and research on the most important case decisions and other developments affecting business and commercial law practices during the last year. Rounding out the program, Rhode Island attorneys Patrick Guida, Thomas Hemmendinger, and Lisa Kresge will provide the local perspective as they highlight important Rhode Island case decisions and other Rhode Island commercial and business law related developments such as:
  • The new Rhode Island virtual currency law
  • UCC sales and personal property leasing
  • Personal and real property secured transactions
  • And much more.
Register today and stay current on the areas that directly affect your client and practice.

Conducting Internal Investigations: Risks and Remedies
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

7:30 – 9:00 a.m., 1.0 credit + 0.5 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!


Miriam Ross, Esq.
Miriam Ross & Associates, LLC

Corporations are under increasing scrutiny, and many companies have been faced with ethical scandals and allegations of mismanagement and misconduct. In addition, in recent years more and more whistleblowers have been coming forward to present allegations of impropriety. Given these trends, knowing how to conduct an effective internal investigation is crucial.

This seminar will highlight how to conduct an effective internal investigation. Topics include:
  • Determining the nature and scope of an investigation, document retention and confidentiality
  • Role of in-house counsel, outside counsel and other experts
  • Delivering an effective “Upjohn statement”
  • Crafting appropriate interview questions and gathering information from witnesses
  • Dealing with risks and ethical dilemmas that arise during an investigation
  • Managing the investigation stakeholders appropriately, considering their loyalties and relationships, including senior management
  • Preparing a final investigation report and voluntary disclosure considerations
Companies need to ensure they have established systems in place to properly investigate allegations of improprieties and misconduct that are raised. Attend this program, find out where your clients’ weaknesses lie and learn how mitigate risks.

Adult Drug Court
Friday, October 18, 2019

12:45 – 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available a live webcast!

The Honorable John J. Flynn
Rhode Island Superior Court

The Adult Drug Court is a program in the Superior Court that gives individuals an opportunity to have their criminal case dismissed and sealed while addressing their substance abuse issues.

At this program, attendees will learn about the procedures of the drug court including eligibility, the referral process, and program policies. Attend this CLE and learn how to assist your client in avoiding a felony conviction while achieving sobriety.