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October CLE Programs

As a reminder - we are offering both in-person and virtual programs throughout the year. Be sure to check each program to see what options are available. 
Lunch & Learn programs are available in-person at the RI Law Center and include lunch and refreshments. Space is limited in-person, register today!
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Expanding Access to Justice: RI Judiciary
Available as a live webinar via Zoom
Thursday, October 6, 2022
12:30pm-1:30pm | 1.0 credit
Speaker: Tamera N. Rocha, Esq.
This program focuses on language access services, ADA accommodations offered by the Rhode Island Judiciary and how attorneys can help serve the under-served members of the public through limited scope representation and court appointments.

Forbearance Agreements
Available as an in-person Lunch & Learn or a live webinar via Zoom
Friday, October 14, 2022
12:30pm-1:30pm | 1.0 credit
Speaker: William J. Delaney, Esq.
Forbearance Agreements are an integral part of commercial law. They establish an agreed upon course of conduct between a lender and a borrower that, in the ultimate case, reinstates a defaulted loan into a performing loan once again. We will review the particulars of the lending relationship, including the review of loan documents now in default, discussing goals with your lender/client, commencing discussions with the borrower and counsel and ultimately (and hopefully) preparing the draft Forbearance Agreement for additional discussions and eventual execution. 
Equally important is the required thorough review of loan documents to ascertain whether terms and conditions missing/absent in the original documents may be ‘recaptured’ by modifications/amendments to the Forbearance Agreement. Finally, if offered/available, additional collateral of the borrower and/or (if present) guarantor to further secure the loan (and mitigate the risk of an additional default) will be required to be prepared and included in the Forbearance Agreement and executed subsequent with its execution. Forms of draft Forbearance Agreements will be distributed and discussed.

Planning for and Administering an Estate
Available in-person with breakfast, lunch, and refreshments or as a live webinar via Zoom
Thursday, October 20, 2022
9:00am-4:00pm | 6.0 credits
Speakers: Meaghan Kelly, Esq., Bridget L. Mullaney, Esq., and Lynn E. Riley, Esq.
This full-day program is designed to introduce you to the most effective way to plan and administer an estate.
The presenters will cover the basic procedures in planning the small-to-medium estate. You will learn the pertinent questions you need to ask to establish estate planning objectives with your client and receive a sample checklist of those questions. They will review sample forms to use in the documents, including forms related to Credit Shelter Trusts, QTIP Trusts, and trusts for the benefit of minor children. They will also discuss peripheral documents, such as living trusts and various kinds of powers of attorney.

Don't Miss These Other Convenient Live Webinars in October!
October 3rd, 2022 | 12:00pm-2:00pm | 2.0 credits
October 12th, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm | 1.0 ethics
October 22nd, 2022 | 11:00am-1:00pm | 2.0 ethics
October 25th, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm | 1.0 credit
October 31st, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm | 1.0 credits

November Highlights:
Intro to New UPA/ULPA (Lunch & Learn or Live webinar
November 3rd, 2022 | 3:00pm-5:00pm | 2.0 credits
Discrimination Issues in the Workplace (Lunch & Learn or Live Webinar
November 17th, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm | 1.5 credits
Recent Developments in the Law 2022 (In-Person or Live Webinar
November 18th, 2022 | 9:00am-3:30pm | 6.0 credits

Join us for Guardianship Practice: The Essentials in-person or virtual CLE seminar on Thursday, October 27th from 1pm-4:30pm! At this seminar, the speakers will explore and discuss the practicalities and procedures required for guardianship practice. 
To register, contact John Ellis at 401-421-7758, or,, or Elisa King at 401-521-5040, to arrange to take a pro bono guardianship case. 
This seminar is offered FREE OF CHARGE to all members of the Bar Association’s Pro Bono Programs who agree to accept a case prior to attending.* You must agree to accept a guardianship case in order to complete the registration process. Please indicate on the registration form any special accommodation you may require or call us.