Make Your 2020 New Year’s Resolutions List a Little Shorter by Earning CLE Credits Now!

12/05/2019 -Every day that passes is a day less you have to complete your CLE requirement. If you earn your credits now, you’ll be that much closer to being done by the end of the compliance year! Below are just some of the programs offered this month. Click on the links below to register and check out the CLE Calendar for all of our program offerings.

Problems and Solutions When Handling a Criminal Case
Thursday, December 12, 2019

12:00 – 3:00 p.m., 2.0 ethics + 1.0 credit
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!

Michael DiLauro, Esq.
Assistant Public Defender
Director of Training & Legislative Liaison
RI Public Defender’s Office

Christopher Cutler
Deputy Chief Investigator
RI Public Defender’s Office

At this lunchtime program, the speakers use real-life scenarios to demonstrate how attendees can rapidly, accurately, and ethically recognize and resolve commonly occurring problems both in a law office and in the field during a criminal defense case investigation. Topics to be reviewed include:
  • Who in your office can prepare legal documents and give advice?
  • What is obstruction of justice?
  • What information can be disclosed to the client’s family?
  • Can the attorney/client confidentiality be broken?
  • The duty to investigate and the top 10 best practice tips
  • Dealing with third-party witnesses and lawyers as a witness
  • Handling evidence
  • And more.

Don’t Get Burned Out before Considering Boilerplate Provisions
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

12:30 – 2:30 p.m., 1.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!

June Daniel, Esq.
Of Counsel, Miriam Ross & Associates, LLC

Do your eyes glaze over when you get to that last section of the agreement - the so-called "boilerplate provisions" or "miscellaneous sections?" When was the last time you actually and carefully reviewed, let alone negotiated, one of these provisions?

Join us for lunch as we briefly explore these stepchildren to the negotiated agreement:
  • parties to the agreement (assignments and delegations, successors and assigns, and third-party beneficiaries),
  • possible dispute issues (choice of laws, forum selection, service of process, waiver of jury trial, arbitration, remedies, termination of agreement, limitation of damages, and disclaimer of warranties),
  • additional agreement terms (force majeure event, costs and expenses),
  • communication issues (confidentiality, public announcements, notices),
  • and possible change to the written agreement (amendments, waivers and consents, severability, and entire agreement).