DUI, Sexual Harassment, and More…Sign Up for a CLE Today!

03/07/2019 -Whether you have family members or acquaintances asking you for legal advice, you just want to keep your skills sharp, or you want to network with colleagues, CLE programs are a great way to accomplish all three! The compliance deadline will be here before you know it. How many credits have you earned this year?

Below are just some of the programs offered in March. Visit the CLE Calendar to see all the programs open for registration between now and April. Remember, programs are added frequently, so be sure to check back often.

2019 DUI Laws and Hardship Licenses
Friday, March 15, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 2.0 credits
Also available as a live webcast!

Officer James Francis
Portsmouth Police Department

Albert Giusti
Rhode Island Department of Health

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

Lauren V. Iannelli, Esq.
Department of Attorney General

Kimberly A. Petta, Esq.
Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey, Esq.

This Bar member favorite will provide a comprehensive nuts and bolts analysis of the basics of drunk driving and refusal cases and an extensive review of the changing science and technology in these cases.

The panelists will address:
  • Hardship licenses and ignition interlock devices;
  • The Intoxilyzer 9000 breath testing machine;
  • Drug Recognition Expert training and testimony at trial;
  • Administration of the standardized field sobriety tests;
  • Ability to compel blood samples in DUI cases; and
  • Strategies for both prosecution and defense at trial.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced attorneys. Attendees will receive the 2019 DUI Practice Manual.

Sexual Harassment: Issues in Employment and Housing
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., 1.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
Also available as a live webcast!

Tina M. Christy
Senior Compliance Officer
Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights

Marissa Janton, Esq.
Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights

Our speakers will provide guidance about best practices to promote an appropriate and respectful workplace and housing experience for both landlords and tenants. They will also address recent issues in employment law and housing and how attorneys can best advise their clients.

The program includes an interactive overview of federal and state anti-discrimination laws, parties’ rights and responsibilities, as well as case studies provided by a Commission senior compliance officer. Finally, the training will provide an overview of the burdens of proof, defenses to allegations of sexual harassment, and leading legal theories of liability.

The Rhode Island State Law Library: The Answer to Improving YOUR Legal Research Skills
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2.0 credits
Also available as a live webcast!


Timothy Baldwin, Esq.
Whelan, Corrente, Flanders, Kinder & Siket LLP

Nicole P. Dyszlewski, Esq., M.L.I.S
Roger Williams University School of Law

Colleen M. Hanna
State Law Librarian
Rhode Island State Law Library

Carolyn A. Mannis, Esq.
Law Offices Of Michael F. Campopiano, Inc.

Rhode Island attorneys have access to the most comprehensive legal collection in the State of Rhode Island at their very own Rhode Island State Law Library. The recently renovated library offers electronic and print materials at no cost to all.

This program will also review free legal websites that make a difference. Attendees will hear success stories from two library power users who will share their tips on how making the library and the available tools part of your legal strategy.

We have so many more great CLE programs scheduled in March and April- take a look at our CLE calendar and sign up today! Some of the programs include:
  • Re-Charge: Keep Your Battery at 100%
  • Defeating Summary Judgment Motions Or, Just the Facts!
  • DEPOSITIONS: Learn and Limit
There is something for everyone this spring, so check out the calendar today!