New CLEs Keep Springing Up. Register Today!

03/12/2018 - New CLE programs keep springing up on the CLE calendar. Have you taken a look lately to see what's new? There's already programs up you can register for in May.

Below are some of the seminars offered this month. To sign up or to check out all of the Bar's programs that are open for registration, visit the CLE Calendar. And remember, check back often as new programs are added weekly!

Tax Lien Foreclosures
Sponsored by the Rhode Island Bar Association Foreclosure Prevention Project

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

1:00 - 2:30 p.m., 1.5 credits
RI Law Center, Cranston


Jeffrey C. Ankrom, Esq.
Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.

Michael Zabelin, Esq.
Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.

Cities, towns, fire districts, water districts, and sewer authorities all need tax money to provide their essential services. When a property owner fails to pay in a timely fashion, the law allows the municipal authority to sell the tax lien. The purchaser of that lien may foreclose if it is not redeemed within one year. This seminar will seek to address the issues that arise from tax lien sales and foreclosures, to prepare practitioners to defend against the foreclosure on behalf of the homeowner.

Let's Talk Communication!
Tools to Use to Save Time, Avoid Hassles & Make the Most of Limited Resources

Friday, March 23, 2018

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., 2.0 ethics
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!

Michael A. DiLauro, Esq.
Office of the Public Defender

Drawing on the active listening skills relied upon by jazz musicians, portrayals of attorney/ client interaction depicted in film and other popular media, and common sense "best practices", this program provides invaluable tips and insights into making attorney/client communication more "productive". Attorneys can learn how to quickly and effectively establish a relationship of trust while enhancing the caliber and quality of information given to and received from the client. Communication is the key to all relationships, including the attorney/client relationship. Sign up today, enhance your skills, and learn how you can become a more effective communicator.

Medical Records in Personal Injury Cases
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

12:30 - 2:30 p.m., 2.0 credits
RI Law Center, Cranston
Also available as a live webcast!

Anthony R. Leone, Esq.
Leone Law LLC

Paula A. Gouveia, RN, WCC, CLNC
Paula A. Gouveia Legal Nurse Consultant, LLC

Obtaining, reviewing, and understanding medical records in personal injury and medical negligence cases is becoming increasingly complicated for Plaintiff's lawyers.

This program will discuss tips and strategies to obtain medical records, manage costs, and understand what is needed for your case. It also highlights the role of a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, a medical insider who, among other things, can screen the medical records, develop reports and chronologies to highlight the significant medical events, identify and locate the best medical expert witnesses, evaluate hospital policies and procedures and interpret their relevance to your case.