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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 EVENT:  An Idiosyncratic, Incomplete, and Completely Biased History of the Idaho Federal District Court (Live Webcast Only)

    Sponsored by the U.S. Courts District of Idaho

    Friday, September 25, 2020

    12:00 - 1:00 pm (MT)

    *Live Webcast 

    1.0 CLE credit (pending)

    Registration:  FREE

    As a swan song before he enters retirement, David L. Metcalf, Senior Staff Attorney for the US District Courts, District of Idaho will present a his research on the history of the federal courts in Idaho.

    In this rambling lecture Dave will drone on and on about his four decades with the Idaho Federal District Court.   Stories will be told, some true.  No fact checkers, please.  Mercifully, and by demand, it will end after an hour.

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Seminar Date: September 25, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 1 hour Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse LIVE EVENT: Handling Your First or Next Matter Involving the Sale or Acquisition of a Small Business (Live Webcast Only)

    Handling Your First or Next Matter Involving the Sale or Acquisition of a Small Business
     

    Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation and LawPay 

    September 30, 2020
    9:00 - 11:00 am (MDT) 

    Live Webcast Only

    Registration Fee:

    Early Bird (Register by September 15 ) - $55.00
    Standard Registration - 70.00

    The acquisition or sale of a small business often involves the complex interplay of legal, financial, tax, and business considerations.  Matthew T. Christensen, Angstman Johnson and L. Victoria Meier, Eberle Berlin will provide the attorney in general practice with a good overview of the issues that are critically important in handling their first – or next – business formation or sale.

    Formats Available: Live Webcast - Early Bird By Sept. 15
    Original Seminar Date: September 30, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 2.00 hours Total MCLE Credits

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    Collapse LIVE EVENT: Ethics in Trust and Estate Practice

    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

    Trust and estate practice often sits at the intersection of money, aging clients, family drama, easy accusations of self-dealing and misdeeds, dispute – and anger.  This turbulent combination of circumstances can put attorneys in difficult ethical spots. Questions about the competence of aging clients in combination with family drama can easily lead to ethical complaints and eventually litigation. There are also issues of decision-making authority and confidentiality if someone other than the client is paying for the representation.  Conflicts of interest, especially where a longtime client may gift something to the attorney, are rife. This program will provide you with a practical guide to substantial ethical issues in trust and estate practice.

    • Working with clients with diminished capacity and protecting against challenges
    • Confidentiality – understanding what information is confidential and when and to whom it can be disclosed
    • Conflicts of interest – joint and common representations, husbands and wives, multiple generations of a family
    • Gifts from clients – what lawyers may accept, what should they decline?
    • Special issues when someone other than the client pays for a representation
    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: October 09, 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:  Idaho Family Law Fall Conference (Live Webcast Only)

    Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Family Law Section

    Friday, October 23, 2020

    9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (MT)

    6.0 CLE Credits of which 3.0 are NAC (pending)

    *Live Webcast Only

    Registration Cost:

    Standard Registration – $240.00

    Member of Family Law Section – $200.00

    The Idaho State Bar Family Law Fall Conference will be held via live webcast so attendees can participate from the safety of their own office or home office.  The day-long session will include a variety of topics involving family law that will enhance your knowledge and your practice.  The morning will begin with  nationally renowned speaker Megan Hunter from the High Conflict Institute.

    Conference Agenda

    9:00 am       High Conflict Clients, Opposing Counsel, and Personalities – Megan Hunter, High Conflict Institute *Nationally Recognized Trainer

    12:00 pm     Lunch Break

    1:00 pm       Insights from Across the Judicial Districts on Utilizing Zoom for Family Law Court – Panel Discussion

    Moderator Sarah Mello, Mello Law, PLLC, and Idaho Magistrate Judges – Hon. Scott Hansen, 7th Judicial District (Bingham County), Hon. Theodore Tollefson, 4th Judicial District (Ada County), Hon. Aaron Thompson 6th Judicial District (Bannock County), Hon. Jill Jurries, 4th Judicial District (Ada County), Hon. Laurie Fortier, 4th Judicial District (Ada County), Hon. Karin Seubert, 2nd Judicial District (Nez Perce County), and Hon. John Meienhofer, 3rd Judicial District (Adams County).

    3:15 pm       Family Law Award of Distinction Presentation 

    3:30 pm       Idaho Case Law Update – Mackenzie Whatcott, Cosho Humphrey, LLP

    4:30 pm       Conference Adjourns

    Formats Available: Live Webcast - Member of Family Law Section
    Original Seminar Date: October 23, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISB: 6.00 hours Total MCLE Credits, 3.00 hours Including NAC

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    Collapse LIVE EVENT: 2020 Ethics Update- Part 1

    2020 Ethics Update, Part 1 

    First Run Broadcast: December 28, 2020

    1.0 Ethics credit

    Registration Fee:  $55.00

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

     This annual ethics program will provide you with a round-table discussion of practical ethical issues important to your practice. The program will provide you with an engaging discussion of ethics developments involving technology and law practice, conflicts of interest, and attoarney-client communications in a digital world where no one is truly unplugged. The panel will also discuss the ethics of withdrawing from a matter and firing a client and the ethics of developing new business.  This program will provide you with a wide-ranging discussion of practical ethics developments important to your practice.

    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: December 28, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    2020 Ethics Update, Part 2

    December 29, 2020

    1.0 Ethics credit

    Registration Fee:  $55.00

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

     This annual ethics program will provide you with a round-table discussion of practical ethical issues important to your practice. The program will provide you with an engaging discussion of ethics developments involving technology and law practice, conflicts of interest, and attoarney-client communications in a digital world where no one is truly unplugged. The panel will also discuss the ethics of withdrawing from a matter and firing a client and the ethics of developing new business.  This program will provide you with a wide-ranging discussion of practical ethics developments important to your practice.

     

    Formats Available: Live Teleseminar
    Original Seminar Date: December 29, 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: 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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