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December 2021 CLE Seminars

December 2021 CLE Seminars
Start earning credits now to avoid the last-minute rush in June! Our CLEs are all available as live webinars, which means it's more convenient than ever to earn credits! Check out the CLE Calendar for the entire listing of programming available, and, more programs are added weekly – so check back often!
Real Estate Conveyance Tax – New Changes
9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 2.0 credits
Live Webinar ONLY
Neena Sinha Savage, Esq.
Tax Administrator, Rhode Island Division of Taxation
Bethany M. Whitmarsh, Esq.
Rhode Island Division of Taxation
Rahul Sarathy
Chief of Examinations, Rhode Island Division of Taxation
Leo Lebeuf
Chief of Tax Processing, Assessment and Review, Rhode Island Division of Taxation
Theriza Iafrate
Chief of Estate and Excise, Rhode Island Division of Taxation
Kristin Cipriano
Chief of Accounting, Rhode Island Division of Taxation
The new law changes to the RI Conveyance Tax are effective as of January 1, 2022. Do you know what's changed?
This program reviews House Bill 6122, Substitute A, as amended, approved by the Rhode Island General Assembly and signed into law by Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee on July 6, 2021, includes changes to the Rhode Island Conveyance Tax in R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-25-1, et seq. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation will discuss these changes and answer questions for practitioners. The Division will also discuss best practices for complying with R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-25-1, et seq.
Whether you have a thriving real estate practice or dabbling in closings, these changes will affect your clients - January 1 is right around the corner. Be prepared.
Gender-Identity Harassment & Discrimination
12:00 – 2:00 p.m., 1.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
Live Webinar Only
Matthew C. Reeber, Esq.
Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & O'Gara, LLC
Paige A. Munro-Delotto, Esq., Ph.D.
Munro-Delotto Law LLC
Jeffrey M. Sheehan, Esq.
Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.
Between the various court decisions, state and local law and guidance, states attempting to preempt local laws impacting LBGTQ rights, religious freedom laws, and bathroom laws, the legal landscape seems to be a moving target. Does Title VII's prohibition of discrimination based on "sex" include discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity?
At this program, attorneys will gain an update on the LGBTQ laws and how these laws affect workplace policies, such as health and other benefits, leave of absence, etc. Attendees will also learn how to develop best practices for your clients, employees, and even tips you can implement in your law practice, and design appropriate plans for a transitioning employee.