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Start the New Year Off Right- Attend a CLE Seminar and Increase Your Professional Competence!

Start 2021 off on the right foot and attend a CLE webinar from the safety and convenience of your home or office! Below are just some of the programming we are offering in January. Be sure to check out the CLE Calendar often as we will be adding more programs in the coming weeks!


During the month of January, every CLE registration is a chance to win! For every seminar you attend, your name will be entered into a raffle to win an Aduro U-Stream Desktop Ring Light. The more seminars you attend, the greater your chances are to win! The winner will be chosen on Friday, January 29th! 



Mindfulness for the Busy Lawyer Part 1
12:30 – 1:30 p.m., 1.0 ethics
Live Webinar Only
Patricia A. McLaughlin, Esq.
Start the new year off right by learning how to stay resilient to stress and improve your overall well-being. Learning these techniques will build awareness and improve your focus and productivity in your daily legal practice. Join us as we work together to avoid or manage professional burnout.

Technology in Your Practice: Risks and Responsibilities   
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., 1.0 ethics
Live Webinar Only
David Grossbaum, Esq. 
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Alyssa A. Aquino, Esq.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
This program reviews the impact of technology in the practice of law, and your ethical obligations to protect your confidential client information. The speakers will also discuss real and common examples where lawyers and their clients have found themselves the victims of cyber-fraud, and lawyers have been confronted with insurance coverage issues under their legal malpractice policies. Thus, you will learn why it is necessary to be technologically competent and the benefits of cyber liability insurance.

I Think, Therefore I Am: How Implicit Biases Manifest in the Legal Profession
2:00 – 3:00 p.m., 1.0 credit
Live Webinar Only 
Sean Carter, Esq.
Mesa CLE
The human brain is wired to recognize patterns and make generalizations, even those based on faulty or incomplete information. And contrary to popular opinion, lawyers are human as well and therefore, we are just as susceptible to forming biases and acting upon them. And it does not require that we harbor ill will or animus towards other people. In fact, most often, our biases are not even our own, but rather those that have been taught to us.
In this eye-opening presentation, the presenter will use videos to show lawyers just how easy it is to form these biases, how they manifest themselves in the way we treat clients, colleagues and opposing parties, and most importantly, how we can reduce the effect of these biases by recognizing and compensating for them.

Do you have an idea for a CLE seminar? We encourage any member of the Bar to submit ideas and programs for a future presentation! The Bar’s CLE office is committed to offering a creative, topical, and substantively diverse calendar to meet the varied needs of Rhode Island's practitioners at all levels of experience. If you would like to submit an idea for an upcoming seminar or you would like to participate as an instructor for a future CLE program, please click here to fill out and submit a proposal form. The CLE office welcomes and encourages presenters of diverse backgrounds in regard to race, color, religion, country of ancestral origin, handicap, age, sex, or sexual orientation.