New CLEs Keep Springing Up. Register Today!

02/14/2018 - Even though there are still five more CLE programs before the end of this month, March is right around the corner! Do you have most of your CLE credits yet? There are so many opportunities to earn your credits this spring. Be sure to take advantage while it's still early. June 30 will be here before you know it! Below are just some of our March offerings.  To sign up or to check out all of the Bar's current offerings, visit the CLE Calendar.

What to do if You Just Wired Funds to a "Prince in Nigeria"
Tuesday, March 6, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., 1.5 credits + 0.5 ethics

Thomas C. Plunkett, Esq.
Kiernan, Plunkett & Redihan

Eric M. Shorr, A+, MCP, CSSA
Secure Future Tech Solutions

Michael P. Kelly
Supervisory Special Agent-Economic Crimes Squad
Federal Bureau of Investigations

Linda Rekas Sloan, Esq.
Fidelity National Title Group

As law firms become more dependent upon technology solutions that are connected to the internet, how can you trust anything when we read about daily scams and threats? This program will discuss what hackers are looking for, examples of fraudulent wire transfer and social engineering schemes, and what to do if you have been hacked- who to contact and how to inform your clients that their data has been compromised.

2018 Hardship Licenses & Ignition Interlock Devices
Thursday, March 8, Cranston
Tuesday, March 13, Wakefield
12:45 - 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit

Robert H. Humphrey, Esq.
Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey

The availability of hardship licenses is one of the most significant changes in Rhode Island's DUI laws in the past two (2) decades. Hardship licenses may only be granted after the installation of an ignition interlock device.

Hardship licenses are available in only certain cases and at the discretion of the judge/magistrate. The presentation will consist of a nuts and bolts analysis of when hardship license are available and the procedural steps which must be accomplished to obtain a hardship license and to have the ignition interlock device installed. This CLE will also address recent changes in DUI and refusal law.

Workers' Compensation Practice in Rhode Island: A Practical Skills Series Seminar
Thursday, March 15, Cranston
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 4.0 credits + 1.0 ethics

Hon. Robert M. Ferrieri
Chief Judge
Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court

Andrew S. Caslowitz, Esq.
Rappoport, DeGiovanni & Caslowitz, Inc.

Hon. Steven A. Minicucci
Associate Judge
Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court

Michael S. Schwartz, Esq.
Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, Ltd.

Michael A. St. Pierre, Esq.
Revens, Revens & St. Pierre

Hon. George E. Healy, Jr.
Chief Judge (ret.)
Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court

Moira E. Reynolds, Esq.
Law Office of Michael D. Lynch

This fun and engaging program is a unique opportunity to hear from experienced practitioners and members of the judiciary. Whether you are a new or seasoned attorney, you will pick up some helpful hints and practical advice. Our speakers will offer members tips on how to prepare your case, examine documents, and draw up petitions, as well as discuss the procedures for settling claims and identify factors you must consider in settlement. They will also review settlement of disputed claims and analyze social security considerations. There will also be a mock trial, and important case law will be highlighted.

2018 Annual Meeting - Save the Dates!

Our Annual Meeting will be on June 21-22 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Brochures will be mailed in late April.