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Collapse LIVE EVENT 2020 Uniform Commercial Code Update

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Live Audio Stream Only
1.0 CLE credit
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Freestone and WebCredenza, Inc.

Registration Fee:  $55.00

The overlapping articles of the UCC impact most business, commercial and real estate transactions.  From the perfection of security interests to the enforceability of promissory notes and investment contracts to equipment leases and the sale of goods, the UCC plays a role in most significant transactions. This program, led by one of the nation’s leading authorities on the UCC, will provide you with a wide-ranging discussion of developments under the many articles of the UCC, including secured transactions, investment notes, sales, and equipment leasing.  

  • Recent UCC developments for transactional attorneys
  • Developments impacting commercial, business and real estate transactions
  • UCC Article 9, asset-based transactions and secured transactions
  • Sales of goods contracts
  • Equipment leases, including computer equipment and capital equipment
  • Notes, guarantees and letters of credit
Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
Original Seminar Date: January 09, 2020
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse LIVE EVENT Ethics of Working with Witnesses

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)
    **Live Audio Stream Only
    1.0 Ethics credit
    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

    Registration Fee:  $55.00

    Preparing witnesses – whether fact witnesses or experts – for deposition or trial or conferring with them during breaks in testimony fraught with ethical issues. Expert witnesses are paid for their time, not their testimony. Though they may be hired to support a client’s view of the facts, there are limits to how experts can be coached. There are also real limits to how attorneys can prompt fact witnesses, for instance to “not remember” unfavorable facts. There are also significant ethical issues involving how to handle inadvertently produced privileged documents and when testimony goes in an unexpected adverse direction. This program will provide you with a practical guide to the ethical issues and traps of working with witnesses.

    • Paying witnesses for their time versus their testimony
    • Prompting a witness to “not remember” unfavorable testimony
    • Conferring with witnesses during deposition breaks and the limits of what you advise
    • Dishonest witnesses – what are your obligations to the court and your client?
    • How to handle the inadvertent production of privileged documents
    • Drafting witness affidavits without interviewing the witness
    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: January 24, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Including Ethics, 1 hour Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse LIVE ANNUAL MEETING  WEBCAST: Ethical Guidance for Cyber-Crime Prevention and Response - CLE Session 1

    Ethical Guidance for Cyber-Crime Prevention and Response - CLE Session 1
    Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. 

    Thursday, July 23, 2020
    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (MT)


    **Live Webcast 
    Registration Fee:  $50.00

    1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 are Ethics credits 
     

    With cyber-attacks on the rise in the past several months, Todd Sexton, Identillect Technologies and Bradley G. Andrews, Idaho State Bar Counsel, will discuss the ethical considerations relating to cybersecurity.  They will also provide strategies to minimize the risks of a cyberattack and lawyers’ ethical obligations following an electronic data breach or cyberattack.

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast, Attend In-Person
    Original Seminar Date: July 23, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1.50 hours Total MCLE Credits, 1.50 hours Including Ethics

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    2020 Election – What to watch for this year (Lawyer's Version) - CLE Session 2
    Sponsored by Government and Public Sector Lawyers Section 

    Thursday, July 23, 2020
    10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (MT)


    **Live Webcast 

    Registration Fee:  $50.00

    1.5 CLE credits of which 1.5 are NAC

    Already 2020 is proving to be an election year like no other; fears of foreign interference, failed caucuses and now pandemic delays. Our own elections junkie, Ada County Clerk and attorney, Phil McGrane, will share his insights on the laws regulating elections and what we should watch for as the 2020 election continues.

     

    Formats Available: Live Webcast, Attend In-Person
    Original Seminar Date: July 23, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1.50 hours Total MCLE Credits, 1.50 hours Including NAC

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    Collapse LIVE ANNUAL MEETING  WEBCAST: Violence in the Legal Profession: A Study of Idaho and our Colleagues Nationwide - CLE Session 3 (Breakout 1)

    Violence in the Legal Profession: A Study of Idaho and our Colleagues Nationwide -  CLE Session 3 (Breakout 1)
    Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. 


    Thursday, July 23, 2020
    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (MT)


    **Live Webcast 

    Registration Fee:  $50.00

    1.5 CLE credits  

    Violence is an increasingly concerning issue in our country where even the legal profession has been affected. For more than two decades, Stephen Kelson, Christensen & Jensen, P.C.  has researched, documented, and conducted statewide studies regarding threats and violence against the legal profession. He will discuss the causes, effects, and methods to recognize and relatively simple and feasible preventative methods to assess, recognize, actively avoid, and prevent threatening and violent situations before they occur.

    Formats Available: Live Webcast, Attend In-Person
    Original Seminar Date: July 23, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1.50 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse LIVE ANNUAL MEETING  WEBCAST: Lessons from the Masters - CLE Session 4

    Lessons from the Masters-  CLE Session 4
    Sponsored by Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. 


    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (MT)
    ** Live Webcast

    Registration Fee:  $50.00

    1.5 CLE credits of which .5 is Ethics  and 1.5 are NAC

    Presented by Reed W. Larsen, Marvin M. Smith, Kari M. Campos


    Reed W. Larsen of Cooper & Larsen, Marvin M. Smith of Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP and Kari M. Campos of Ball Ventures, LLC. as this distinguished panel of Idaho lawyers will showcase their exalted legal careers and commitment to serving their clients and the legal profession along with best practices and tips for practitioners mixed in with memorable stories.

    Formats Available: Live Webcast, Attend In-Person
    Original Seminar Date: July 23, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1.50 hours Total MCLE Credits, 0.50 hours Including Ethics, 1.50 hours Including NAC

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    Collapse LIVE EVENT Lawyer Ethics and Disputes with Clients

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

    **Live Audio Stream Only

    1.0 Ethics credit

    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

    Registration Fee:  $55.00

    Ethical tensions are perhaps never as great as when a lawyer is in dispute with a client. The dispute may arise over fees, communication, perceived conflicts of interest, or something else.  In these and other circumstances, the lawyer’s duties of loyalty, zealous representation and confidentiality are all brought into direct conflict with the lawyer’s interest in self-defense. In these extremely delicate circumstances, the lawyer must determine what information may disclosed in his or her self-defense, its impact on the attorney-client privilege, and what steps he or she can take to de-escalate the conflict.  This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the ethical issues for a lawyer when he or she is in conflict with a client.

    • Disputes involving lawyers’ fees, communications, unfavorable result of representation, conflicts of interest, malpractice claims
    • Confidentiality and self-defense – what disclosure of confidences is permissible?  
    • Waivers and engagement letters to prevent dispute – or mitigate their damage
    • Permissible and mandatory withdrawals from a representation
    • Special attorney-client privilege issues in these disputes
    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: July 28, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Including Ethics, 1 hour Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse LIVE EVENT Annual Workers Compensation Seminar (Rescheduled from 3/12 & 3/13) (Boise)

    Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Workers Compensation Section

    The original dates of March 12th and 13th dates have been rescheduled to Friday, August 14th, 2020

    Thank you for understanding the decision to postpone the Annual Workers Compensation Seminar that was scheduled Thursday and Friday, March 12th and 13th due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.  The Seminar has now been officially rescheduled for August 14th at The Grove Hotel in Boise.

    We have hopes that all of the same speakers will be available on the new dates, but the agenda is subject to change.

    If you have registered for the March 12-13th dates, your registration has been carried over to the new dates.  If the new dates will not work for your schedule, please contact Dayna Ferrero at dferrero@isb.idaho.gov for a full refund.

    We apologize for the inconvenience that this may have caused and we thank you for your understanding.

    5.5 CLE credits of which .75 is Ethics (pending)

    The Grove Hotel 
    245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

    Registration Cost: $175 - Section Members                          
     

    CLE Registration / Continental Breakfast on Friday, August 14 at 8:00 a.m.

    **In Person Attendance Only

    Join the Workers Compensation Section for their Annual Seminar. This year, topics include: The Aging Workforce and Work Place Injuries, Vocational Expert Observations, Workers’ Comp Ethical Questions for Bar Counsel, and more.

                                                    Seminar Agenda
     

     

    Friday, August 14, 2020

    8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast

    8:30 State of the Industrial Commission

              Thomas P. Baskin, Idaho Industrial Commission

    9:00 Neurosurgeon Presentation

              Paul J. Montalbano, MD

    10:00 Discussion of Medical Fee Schedule

              Matthew K. Shriver, JD, Industrial Commission Medical Program Analyst

    10:30 Morning Break

    10:45 Introduction to OSHA

              David Kearns, Area Director, Occupational Safety & Health Administration

    11:45 Hosted Lunch and Workers’ Compensation Section Meeting

    1:00 The Workforce and the Future: How a Forensic Vocational Evaluation Can Add Value to Your Case

              Kourtney Layton, Kourtney Layton and Associates

    2:00 Afternoon Break

    2:15 Caselaw Review

              Nathan Gamel, Gamel Law, PLLC

    3:15 Workers’ Compensation Ethical Questions for Bar Counsel

              Bradley G. Andrews, Idaho State Bar Counsel

    4:00 End of Program

    Formats Available: Live Webcast - Workers Compensation Section Member, Workers Compensation Section Member
    Original Seminar Date: August 13, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 0.75 hours Including Ethics, 5.50 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse Professionalism for The Ethical Lawyer

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

    **Live Audio Stream Only

    1.0 Ethics credit

    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

    Registration Fee:  $55.00

    Ethics rules, the principles of professionalism, and sanctionable conduct are interrelated.  Lawyers have a duty to zealously represent their clients, but they do not have a duty to engage in offensive conduct that may be desired by clients. Lawyers have duties of confidentiality and honesty, but those duties do not always require pressing every advantage, such as when the lawyer knows that opposing counsel has made a material drafting error in a transactional document. In these and many other scenarios, ethics rules, professionalism, and potentially sanctionable conduct subtly interact.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to professionalism for the ethical lawyer. 

    • Interrelationship of ethics rules, professionalism, and sanctions
    • Zealous representation v. needlessly embarrassing an adversary or third-party
    • Reacting to an adversary’s drafting errors in transactional documents
    • Ethics, professionalism and inadvertent transmission of communications
    • Duty to supervise and train subordinate lawyers and staff, including to ensure courtesy to clients, opposing counsel, and courts
    • Offering candid advice to clients and withdrawal when they demand offensive conduct
    • Avoiding discrimination and bigotry
    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: August 28, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Including Ethics, 1 hour Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse Lawyer Ethics of Email

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

    **Live Audio Stream Only

    1.0 Ethics credit

    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Abila and WebCredenza, Inc.

    Registration Fee:  $55.00

    Law practice without email is difficult to imagine.  Clients and courts not only use it but expect lawyers to use it for communications. But email comes with a host of substantial ethical issues.  Is email secure?  Can it be used to – even inadvertently – create an attorney-client relationship? How does email impact the attorney-client privilege?  What about email conversations with a represented adversary?  How can confidentiality and other ethical duties be satisfied when law firms almost always work with outside vendors to provide email?  These and other substantial ethical questions will be discussed in this practical guide to the ethical issues when lawyers use email in their practices.

     

    • Beginning an attorney relationship via email – intentionally and inadvertently
    • Effect on attorney-client privilege when using a vendor for email
    • Discarding/deleting email and working with outside vendors
    • Ex parte communications with represented adversaries
    • Corporate counsel issues – in-house creation of documents, legal v. business advice
    • Inadvertently sent email and metadata embedded in email

     

    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: December 30, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Including Ethics, 1 hour Total MCLE Credits

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