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February CLE Seminars

Whether you’re behind on your CLE credits from years past or want to stay competent and expand your practice, attending a CLE program has never been easier! To view the entire list of CLE offerings, visit the CLE Calendar – and, visit often, as more programs will spring up for March soon!

The Ties That Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 1.0 ethics
Live Webinar Only 
Sean Carter, Esq. 
MESA CLE - Legal Humorist 
One of the most fundamental duties that we as attorneys owe our clients is the duty to provide them with loyal and independent representation. In this eye-opening webinar, the speaker will recount tales of those lawyers who failed to meet this duty by creating the following entanglements:
  • Entering into business transactions with clients;
  • Accepting gifts from clients;
  • Accepting (or giving) loans;
  • Romantic entanglements with clients;
  • Friendships with judicial officers;
  • Family and close relationships with opposing counsel/parties

Mindfulness for the Busy Lawyer Part 2
12:30 – 1:30 pm., 1.0 ethics
Live Webinar Only 
Patricia McLaughlin, Esq.
Keep your new year going in the right direction 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.
This session also provides coping strategies for dealing with difficult clients and colleagues.

Be Prepared: Utilizing a Life Care Planner
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., 1.5 credits
Live Webinar Only 
Jenny Miller, MSW, CMC
During this informative program, learn how a Life Care Planner develops a customized care plan for the future wellbeing of your client. These plans assist in navigating individuals and their families during a health care crisis. Life care planners assist with understanding how Medicare and health insurance are covered for your client’s unique situation.
The program will revolve around two scenarios - proactively creating a care plan for a healthy senior and assisting in an emergency where a senior has suddenly taken ill and needs to be assessed and assisted throughout their healthcare transition.

2021 Hardship Licenses and Ignition Interlock Devices 
12:30 – 1:30 p.m., 1.0 credit 
Live Webinar Only 
Robert H. Humphrey, Esq.
Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey
Kimberly A. Petta, 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 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 speakers are at the forefront of the changing prosecution and defense of DUI and refusal cases and can provide unique insight into this evolving area of the law. The presentation will consist of a nuts-and-bolts analysis of when hardship licenses 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 the interplay between the RITT and the DMV and common post plea pitfalls.