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March 2021 CLE Seminars

Programs keep springing up! The CLE Committee has been busy curating programs that affect every practitioner. Whether you are a civil litigator, family law practitioner, or work in criminal law, you’ll find programming that will enhance your proficiency! For the complete listing of CLE seminars, visit the CLE Calendar – and, check back often, as new programs are springing up weekly! 

Enter to Win!
Don't forget, during the month of March, every CLE registration is a chance to win! For every seminar you attend, your name will be entered into a raffle to win a Sony Bluetooth speaker, which is not only great for listening to music, but a helpful tool to use for depositions! The more seminars you attend, the greater your chances are to win!  

A Matter of Trust: Mastering IOLTA Account Management
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 0.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
Live Webinar Only
Jared D. Correia Esq.
Red Cave Law Firm Consulting
IOLTA accounting is often overlooked by attorneys. But, it’s a major source of headaches, if you screw it up. So, how can you ensure that you’ve mastered trust accounting, so you don’t run into trouble down the line?
In this presentation, we’ll discuss the basics of trust account management, but also some underutilized tactics that are less well-known. We’ll present hypotheticals and show attendees examples of sample ledgers. We’ll also discuss the viability of software programs for trust account management, as well as the most common mistakes, how to avoid them, and the basics of the “three-way” reconciliation. 

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 care plan and assists with understanding how Medicare and health insurance are covered for your client’s unique situation.
Attendees will hear from one of the top advisors in the state. 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.
Whether you are an elder law practitioner, estate planner, or business attorney - everyone needs help with eldercare planning. Sign up today!

Virtual Advocacy: Tips for Attending Public Meetings/Hearings Via ZOOM
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1.5 credits
Live Webinar Only
Amy C. Stewart Esq.
RI Department of Business Regulation
Amy H. Goins Esq.
Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch, Ltd.
This webinar will focus on what attorneys need to know when attending a public meeting/hearing via Zoom. Panelists will discuss procedures for state and municipal public boards and will review best practices for avoiding technical difficulties.
In this post-cat video world, ensure you are portraying yourself in a professional light. Attend this program to increase your competency in the new, virtual world. 

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 program will also address the interplay between the RITT and the DMV and common post plea pitfalls.

Depositions: Learn and Limit
12:30 – 2:30 p.m., 1.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
Live Webinar Only
Michael J. Colucci Esq.
Olenn & Penza, LLP
The magic of depositions flows from the opportunity to talk at length to parties and witnesses, with little or no interference from opposing counsel. However, that is of little value if you don't take full advantage of this discovery tool and its related rules. Learn how to get the most benefit out of such examinations from an experienced trial attorney. This seminar will also address ethical issues that typically arise surrounding client and witness preparation, production obligations, and privilege concerns.