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November 2021 CLE Seminars

November 2021 CLE Seminars

November is finally here. Earn CLE credits now to avoid the last-minute rush for credits in June! All of the CLE programs in November are offered as a live webinar, which means they are counted as live, in-person programs so you can participate from your home or office! Visit the CLE Calendar today!

The (Mal)Practice
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 1.0 ethics
Live Webinar ONLY
Sean Carter, Esq.
In this program, the presenter will use short (30-60 second) video clips from the show The Practice to discuss precise rules violated and what the TV lawyer should have done to avoid the ethical violation. While these examples will provide for a more engaging experience for the lawyer attendee, they will also serve as a reminder that our clients have viewed these same programs, giving them an unrealistic view of the role of an attorney and the tactics available to that attorney in the furtherance of the client's cause.


I Think, Therefore I Am: How Implicit Biases Manifest in the Legal Profession
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 1.0 credit
Live Webinar Only
Sean Carter, Esq.
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.


Coping with Daily Life Post-Pandemic
12:30 – 1:30 p.m., 1.0 ethics
Live Webinar Only
Patricia McLaughlin, Esq.
This program examines the stress that continues to be added to our daily professional and personal lives as a result of the pandemic. The flight or fight response intended to protect us from danger can be triggered by an accumulation of stressors in our life and impact our overall well-being. This already happens in our busy lives but has been increasing with the changes we still face as a result of the pandemic.
The speaker will review techniques that will assist in managing stress due to issues such as isolation, anxiety, going back to court, and other larger gatherings. Small shifts in our mindset and a focus on awareness and intentional, deliberate actions can lower our flight or fight response and allow us to control our responses rather than react to external circumstances beyond our control.


Auto Accident Crash Course – Just the Basics
2:00 – 4:00 p.m., 1.0 credit + 0.5 ethics
Live Webinar Only
Jason M. Nystrom, Esq.
Law Office of Patrick T. Conley, Jr.

Anthony J. Gianfrancesco, Esq.
Gianfrancesco & Friedemann, LLP
Kara M. Fay, Esq.
Fay Law Associates
Whether you are new to auto accident cases or looking to expand your practice, this program is for you! At this program, you'll receive a high-level overview from BOTH the plaintiff and defense perspective, including how to evaluate a case before accepting, the client intake process, retainer agreements, handling insurance and medical bills, determining damages, and more. Before you dabble in the auto accident realm or take your next case, attend this crash course and ensure you are on top of your game!


Recent Developments in the Law
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 6.0 credits
RI Law Center, Cranston (Limited attendance)
Eric B. DiMario Esq.
Kiernan, Plunkett & Redihan
Lynn E. Riley Esq.
Cameron & Mittleman, LLP
Leon C. Boghossian III, Esq.
Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP
Thomas M. Dickinson Esq.
Law Offices of Thomas M. Dickinson
Jane Fearing Howlett Esq.
Howlett Law, Inc.
Christopher J. Montalbano Esq.
Pilgrim Title Insurance Co.
Steven J. Boyajian Esq.
Robinson & Cole, LLP
Nicole J. Benjamin Esq.
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
In this convenient one-day, hybrid format, you will receive an update on rule changes and legal trends related to recent cases, and new legislation in seven key areas of the law!
Faculty members have been preparing for several months, watching legislation, and researching this year’s hot cases to present the latest information to you. They will choose two or three of the most significant cases from the past year for their presentation and provide access to case summaries of additional developments for electronic materials that will become an invaluable reference in your law library. The areas to be covered include probate and trust, receiverships and bankruptcy law, criminal law, real estate, civil procedure, torts and insurance issues, and family law.
Your registration fee includes the seminar, electronic version of written case summaries, and six CLE credits! And, new to this year, you’ll have the option of attending in-person OR via live webinar from the comfort of your home or office! Register today and take advantage of this program where all the research has been done for you! Please note, in person seating is limited.