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A Comedic De-Briefing of the Law: 2022-2023

$300.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Joel L. Oster, Comedian of Law, LLC

A Comedic De-Briefing of the Law: 2022-2023 A Comedic Review of the Supreme Court, Legal Ethics, & Headline Cases Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials.   Course Description: This class is a comprehensive de-briefing of the law. Starting with ethics, we review the crazy predicaments some ethically-challenged attorneys have found themselves. You will have to decide based on the severity of the facts and the relevant model rule, would you take a deal for that violation. While Hollywood might not be setting the finest examples when it comes to actual morals and ethics, they do a good job of exhibiting legal ethics. We will explore the Model Rules through the eyes of Hollywood. From Hollywood, it’s not a long journey to our legal rock stars – the Nine! The Supreme Court, aka, the Real League of Justice, has been busy exerting their super hero legal powers. We will review recent landmark Supreme Court case. For example, Masterpiece Cakeshop and stale while wedding cake: discrimination or a valid excuse to skip your cousin’s wedding? Finally, we will take a countdown of the Top 10 Wacky cases.  You might be surprised what you will learn about legal strategy from these headline cases.   Agenda: Deal or No Deal: Ethics on Trial (Ethics) In this section, we will review the Model Rules of Professional Conduct by seeing how they were applied in various recent attorney discipline cases. We will include the following model rules and cases: ·      Review of Model Rules 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.15, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 7.1, 7.3, 8.3, 8.4 ·      In re Prewitt (mixing romance with business) ·      Alex Jones’ texting case (Lawyer accidently sent thousands of privileged texst messages to opposing counsel in Alex Jones defamation case. ·      In re: Chung (lawyer disciplined for creating fake news, then citing to it in court) ·      In re: Gundy (judge sanctioned for continually showing up to work late) ·      In re: Kolb (lawyer disciplined for making demand for future pain and suffering on behalf of client who died 9 months ago) ·      In re: Hegg (attorney not reinstated after murder for hire scheme) ·      In re: Jackson (attorney disciplined for tweeting confidential information) ·      In re: Elstein (lawyer disciplined for staging fake depositions) ·      In re: Lynum (attorney disciplined for disparaging judge on social media) ·      In re: Sablone (attorney disciplined for double-billing) ·      In re: Thollander (attorney disciplined for saying “gadzooks” in open court) ·      In re: Calpin (lawyer disciplined for posting negative review of client on Yelp) ·      In re Felix Anthony Dejean IV, case no. 16-DB-069 (chest bumping opposing counsel) ·      In re: Michael Peterson (attorney accused of forging judges signature on order) ·      Jackson v. Bank of America, case no. 16-16685 (11th Cir.) (very, very lengthy complaint) ·      In re: Howard Shipley, case no. 14D2827 (U.S. Supreme Court) ·      In re: Brett Klein (Judge who ordered attorneys be paid in $10 coupons to a woman’s store). ·      In re: M. Scott Vayer, 2018 NY Slip Op 02283, 160 AD3d 232 (Attorney suspended 7 years ago forgot and was suspended again for practicing law) ·      In re: Jamie Casino (review of attorney ads and Rule 7.1) ·      Pi-Net International Inc. v. JPMorgan Chase (Attorney filed brief in excess of 14,000 words by deleting spaces). ·      Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee v. Larry Edward Parrish, (Attorney suspended 6 months for saying judge took bribes) ·      Law Society of Ontario v. Goldfinger, (attorney advertised that he had the Midas touch). ·      In re Hartke, case no. 15-BG-984 (2016) (Attorney suspended 6 months for sleeping during CLE class) ·      In re: Pearson, case no. 15-BD-031 (Attorney sued dry cleaner 67 million for lost pants) ·      In re: Steele, case no. 49S00-1509-DI-527 (Indiana Supreme Court, 2015) (Gave away $150,000 retainer as spot bonuses to employees). ·      In re: Kurzman (case no. A14-1416) (Insinuated witness molested boys) ·      In re: Quitschau, case no. 2017PR00084 (Attorney created fake dating profile for opposing counsel) ·      In re: Salvador Perricone, case no. 17-DB-016 (Louisiana) (Recommended disbarment for blog posts by prosecutor). ·      In re Adams, case no. 2017AP1240 (Wisconsin) (Blogging rules to scare you) ·      In re Gross, case no. 18-72-A1 (Interim suspension for attorney who gambles away money for marijuana business) ·      In re Benbow, (attorney and client caught in a sex act on videotape at courtroom) ·      In re Gaubert, case no. 17-DB-041 (Taxi sex leads to discipline) ·      In re: John Murphy (judge disciplined for erratic behavior in court, including inviting defense counsel to back hallway for a fight) ·      In re: Anthony Baker (lawyer sanctioned for throwing a tantrum in court) ·      In re: Adams and Bell (judges disciplined for drunken excursion to strip club and White Castle during judicial conference) ·      In re: Harrod III (attorney disbarred for faking signatures on a will and lying about it during probate proceedings) ·      In re: Sutton (attorney disciplined for calling the judge a cockroach and submitting false billing) ·      In re: Avenatti (attorney discripline in extortion case) ·      In re: Cohen (attorney discipline in perjury case) ·      In re: Thomas Cope (attorney faced ethics probe for shooing racoon off of boat) ·      In re: Diaco (Lawyers disbarred for concocting litigation strategy to get opposing counsel drunk and busted for a DUI)   Hollywood Professionalism (Professionalism and Ethics) In this section, we review the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility as those rules are depicted in popular movies. We also analyze the difference between professionalism and ethics, encouraging attorneys to view their career as a professional calling. During this class, we will review the following Model Rules: ·      To Kill a Mockingbird (Model Rule 2.1 – Advisor) ·      12 Angry Men (Model Rule 3.5 – Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal) ·      My Cousin Vinny (Model Rule 1.1 – Competence) ·      Anatomy of a Murder (Model Rule 3.3 – Candor towards the Tribunal) ·      Witness for the Prosecution (Model Rule 3.8 – Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor) ·      Philadelphia (Model Rule 3.4 – Fairness to Opposing Counsel) ·      Presumed Innocent (Model Rule 8.4 – Misconduct) ·      And Justice for All (Model Rule 1.2 – Scope of Representation) ·      As time allows, we will also cover situations depicted in Better Call Saul, L.A. Law, Suits, Boston Legal, The Good Wife, The Practice, How to Get Away with Murder, Night Cour and Trial and Error.   Supreme Court Review The Supreme Court has been extremely busy of late. Love them or hate them, we must learn from them. During this session, we review the recent Supreme Court decisions and how those holdings will impact future cases. ·      Dobbs v. Jackson, o   Right to privacy v. Right to life ·      NY State Rifle Assoc. v Bruen o   2nd Amendment and self defense ·      Iancu v. Brunetti o   Copyright, the F bomb, and viewpoint discrimination ·      Van Buren v. United States, o   Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ·      California v. Texas, o   Standing to challenge ACA ·      Fulton v. City of Philadelphia o   Free exercise clause and non-discrimination provisions ·      Ramirez v. Collier, o   Free Exercise Clause and Prisoner’s rights ·      Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. o   Free speech rights in public schools v. School’s right to discipline ·      Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid o   Fifth Amendment applied to unions ·      Lange v. California o   Fourth Amendment and homes ·      Collins v. Yellen, o   Presidential powers v. Congressional powers ·      NCAA v. Alston o   Anti-trust and amateurism rules ·      Mitchell v. Wisconsin o   4th Amendment and unconscious consent ·      Clayton v. Bostock County o   Title VII and sex discrimination o   Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission ·      2022-2023 term – cases to watch   Top 10 Wacky Cases During this session, attorneys will learn how to litigate headline cases and the trial strategies that won the day … and lost the day. We will cover the following cases: ·      Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard (Defamation) ·      State v. Elizabeth Holmes (Fraud and SEC violations) ·      Novak v. City of Parma, Ohio (person arrested for operating a parody site of police department) ·      State v. Lawrence – restitution for smuggling gold nuggets in his rectum ·      Ohio v. Bryant (whether defendant’s foul-mouth outburst justified increase in prison sentence) ·      Chaturvedi v. City of Moradabad (a 22 year old lawsuit over 25 cents) ·      State v. Brophy (“How to Murder Your Husband” author found guilty of murdering husband) ·      In re: Brittney Spears (attorney ethics meets celebrity law) ·      State v. Brittney Griner (navigating forgeign law and policy) ·      22 Masseuses v. Deshaun Watson ·      United States v. Chris Collins – dumbest insider trading case in history! ·      Fen-phen litigation – using settlement proceeds to purchase a race horse ·      Bollea v. Gawker – Right to privacy of private parts ·      Deflategate – the Federal Arbitration Act and Arbitrator’s award ·      Phil Mickelson v. PGA (anti-trust and golf) ·      State v. Kyle Rittenhouse (self-defense is an offense?) ·      John Gruden v. NFL (defamation lawsuits and tortious interference with contract) ·      Sugawara v. Pepsico, case no. 2:08-CV-01335 (lawsuit against crunch-berries because no actual berries) ·      United States v. Bishop, (Continuance sought based on eclipse) ·      In re: Subway Footlong Sandwich Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, case no. 16-1652 (7th Cir.) (Class action settlement rejected because clients received nothing of value).   About the Presenter: Joel Oster, Esq., Joel is a seasoned litigator and regular speaker to attorneys and non-attorneys alike.  He currently is in private practice in Kansas City, specializing in constitutional litigation, campaign finance, sports law and appellate advocacy.  He previously served as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Kansas City Regional Service Center. While at ADF, he was counsel for the Town of Greece, New York in the landmark case Galloway v. Greece.  Joel argued the case before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the Second Circuit, and was part of the legal team presenting the case to the U.S. Supreme Court where they successfully defended the Town against a challenge to its practice of opening its sessions with an invocation. Oster regularly litigates First Amendment issues.  As lead counsel in Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Obama, Oster skillfully defended the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer against an Establishment Clause challenge. Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, he successfully defended the right of an organization to have a pro-life specialty license plate in Missouri in Roach v. Stouffer. In Wigg v. Sioux Falls School District, he successful represented an elementary school teacher in obtaining equal access to school facilities after contract time after she was denied that right based on the viewpoint of her speech.  In addition, Oster has defended various churches based on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, against discriminatory zoning codes and regulations.  Oster also has defended various individuals, corporations, and political committees against discriminatory and unconstitutional campaign finance regulations.  Joel has also spoken to thousands of attorneys across the United States and has learned from their successful and unsuccessful legal practices.  Joel brings this practical perspective to all his seminars. Oster earned his J.D. in 1997 from the University of Kansas School of Law.  Oster is admitted to the bar in Kansas, Missouri, Florida, and numerous federal courts. Joel is a seasoned litigator and regular speaker to attorneys and non-attorneys alike.  He currently is in private practice in Kansas City, specializing in constitutional litigation, campaign finance, sports law and appellate advocacy.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials.   

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  • 12/31/23
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Legal Research Using Fastcase for Oklahoma Lawyers

FREE
  • Author/Instructor:  Alex Shaffer, FastCase

  Legal Research Using Fastcase for Oklahoma Lawyers   Fastcase is your OBA-provided legal research benefit. It covers all federal and state court opinions, statutes, regulations, court rules and constitutions. Even subscribers to other legal research services may find Fastcase useful for jurisdictions not covered in their plan. The Fastcase 7 upgrade provided more powerful features and a simpler interface. But, to access all of Fastcase’s powerful features, most lawyers will benefit from some additional Fastcase training, especially if you haven’t used Fastcase 7 recently. You will learn how to set up bookmarks to speed your searches, how to use search history, using Fastcase’s Authority Check, whether to use Natural language search or Boolean, interpreting the interactive timeline in your results how to share a link with a non-subscriber and about the semantic tag cloud that allows you to see words and phrases that occur frequently with your current search. Understanding the advanced features of Fastcase 7 can save your time and improve your searching abilities. The OBA is pleased to present this Fastcase training to its members. There will be no registration fee and one hour of MCLE credit (0 ethics) will be offered.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials.   

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  • 12/31/23
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Logic Series Part 1 - Informal Logical Fallacies

$49.99
  • Author/Instructor:  Oklahoma Bar Association

Logic Series Part 1 - Informal Logical Fallacies Program Description:The purpose of this powerful new series is to help lawyers develop a practical, working knowledge of the principles of logic, argumentation, and persuasion.  “Logic” is a study of the principles of sound reasoning; “Argumentation” is the process of reasoning systematically to support a proposition; “Persuasion” is the process by which a person’s attitudes are influenced by communications from other people.  In Part 1, we’ll focus on ten common informal logical fallacies, discussing how they are formulated; how to recognize them; how to use them; and how to refuse them in legal arguments and in contract negotiations.       Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 3/8/24
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Logic Series Part 2 - Is that a fact

$49.99
  • Author/Instructor:  Oklahoma Bar Association

Program Description:Classical logic is built upon premises that are presumed to be true, but what exactly is “true” and how does it differ from fact?  A recent Pew Survey revealed that 64% of knowledgeable, savvy Americans could not distinguish properly between five factual statements and five opinion statements; the unknowledgeable, unsavvy Americans fared far worse.  In this fascinating program, Part 2 of Logic, Argumentation, Persuasion, we’ll examine the differences between facts, inferences, beliefs, opinions, and norms.  We’ll use this information to help you construct more convincing, logical arguments and enhance your credibility in litigation and transactional practice, as well as in casual conversations.  We’ll also consider: How “social facts” influence individual behavior; How “norms” differ from “values”; Whether “facts” are always reliable evidence; and How data differs from information   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 3/25/24
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Logic Series Part 3 - Convince Me

$49.99
  • Author/Instructor:  LennĂ© Eidson Espenschied

Program Description: How convincing are you?  From time to time, all lawyers have to convince someone of something, whether in contract negotiations or litigation.  In this program, Part 3 of Logic, Argumentation, and Persuasion, we’ll show you how to use classical logical syllogisms to construct more compelling arguments.  We’ll consider formal logical fallacies that undermine your proposition and reduce your chances for success.  We’ll review convincing syllogisms from several recent SCOTUS cases.  We’ll use this information to help you construct more convincing, logical arguments and enhance your credibility in litigation and transactional practice, and even in casual conversations.  You’ll learn this and more: The differences between conditional, categorical, and disjunctive syllogisms, and when to use each; How to construct a valid syllogism; Six different kinds of formal logical fallacies, and how to avoid them; When to use deductive reasoning; and When to use inductive reasoning.   Speaker Bio: Lenné Eidson Espenschied has earned her status as one of the two most popular contract drafting speakers in the U.S. by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical skills-based training for transactional lawyers.  She practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses.  She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association:  Contract Drafting:  Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd Ed. 2019) and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011).  After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law magna cum laude, Ms. Espenschied began her legal practice at the firm now known as Eversheds Sutherland; she also served as Senior Counsel in the legal department of Bank of America before eventually opening her own law office.  As a law professor, Ms. Espenschied taught commercial law, contracts, and contract drafting.  Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be successful in transactional practice.    Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 4/5/24
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Logic Series Part 4 - Key Elements of Superpower Persuasiveness

$49.99
  • Author/Instructor:  Oklahoma Bar Association

Logic Series Part 4 - Key Elements of Superpower Persuasiveness Program Description:If you could choose your own superpower, what would it be?  The power of persuasion enables virtually all other pursuits, so it ranks high on the list of preferred superpowers for lawyers.  In this program, Part 4 of Logic, Argumentation, and Persuasion, we’ll showcase four different methods to enhance your power of persuasion. We’ll consider four classical rhetorical strategies and when to use them.  We’ll provide specific phrases to effectively articulate your position and practical techniques to connect your ideas.  We’ll use this information to help you construct more convincing, logical arguments and enhance your credibility in litigation and transactional practice, and even in casual conversations.  You’ll learn this and more: When to use logos, ethos, pathos, and kairos in arguments; 12 rhetorical phrases to presage your perspective; 6 ways to build coherence between ideas; and 5 literary devices for driving a point home.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 4/22/24
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Mastering Advanced Legal Research Techniques in Fastcase

FREE
  • Author/Instructor:  Alex Shaffer

Mastering Advanced Legal Research Techniques in Fastcase   Description:  Learn how to optimize client outcomes by improving the one skill that is imperative to all practice areas— efficient legal research. This presentation details how researchers can evade common research pitfalls and employ strategies to consistently retrieve strong results. Fastcase is used to demonstrate but these core principles apply to all varieties of online legal research. Over the course of fifty minutes, attendees will learn how to save countless more by minimize irrelevant results in their future research. Note: Those who have not taken the class Legal Research Using Fastcase for Oklahoma Lawyers offered earlier in 2022 are encouraged to take it on-demand prior to attending this class. It is also free and includes one hour of MCLE credit.       Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 12/31/23
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More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers

$200.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Rick Horowitz

“More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers”  Rick Horowitz, Discussion Leader    Oklahoma Bar Association    Course Description    There’s what you know in your particular areas of the law – and then there’s how well you’re able to communicate that knowledge. Communicate it to a variety of different audiences, through a range of different documents, to accomplish many different goals.     That can be hard work. Even stressful work. Maybe you could use a little help.    Help is on the way! Join writing coach and former attorney Rick Horowitz at the Oklahoma Bar Association on Tuesday, October 24, for “More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers.” It’s sure to be a lively and highly practical workshop that will reintroduce you to your legal-writing toolbox, including a few tools you didn't know were in there.    We’ll explore the fundamentals (and the critical details) of creating clear, concise, well-organized, persuasive legal documents.?We’ll take a fresh look at some of the assumptions and habits that often lead lawyers down less-than-productive writing paths. And we’ll talk about other approaches that might be even better options for you in dealing with the variety of legal-writing tasks most lawyers face.     Briefs, memos, client letters, even daily correspondence all benefit from your deeper understanding of what goes into successful writing, so we’ll examine good and not-so-good writing to see what worked, what didn't, and why. Among the topics we might cover:    What should you include, and what can you leave out?  Should you use an outline? Are there better options?  Is your writing flexible enough to take on multiple assignments – and multiple readers?  Are there ways to overcome “blank-screen panic?”  How do you help your readers (whoever they are) follow your argument (wherever it goes)?  Shouldn’t your brief be a little more...brief?  Can you make the in-house editing process less of a strain?  And do you really need all that legalese?    You’ll come away with new skills, new strategies, and new confidence – justified confidence –  just as these attendees did:     “I've never learned so much and had such fun in a CLE.”   “Rick is energetic and engaging! Loved how he challenged the class and invited disagreement.”   “Absolutely loved it. There were so many amazing tips.”   “Rick was fabulous! He was clear, concise, and entertaining. Who knew that this ‘More Effective Writing’ class would be both effective and enjoyable?”            Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 360
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  • 10/24/23
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Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Back-to-Basics Course

$175.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Oklahoma Bar Association

Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Back-to-Basics Course   Workshop Leaders:  Chad Kelliher, Andrea Rust, Jacob Rowe, Dan Hays, Matt Wade, and Kelly Bishop   Learning Objectives: An interactive workshop addressing the following topics: Sample contract Sample intake questionnaire Letter of representation Spoliation letter Medical auth; HITECH auth; Medicare forms; Health insurance subrogation requests Provider list Sample demands Reduction requests Distribution sheets From First Contact to Contract, Chad Kelliher   Case Screening Intake Meetings: in-person vs. virtual; paper vs. digital Forms From Contract to Settlement – Opening a File Panel Moderator: Chad Kelliher; Panel Members: Andrea Rust, Matt Wade, and Kelly Bishop Docketing Assigning Personal  Case Management Systems Investigating Liability Confirming and Understanding Coverage Managing Medical  Monitoring treatment Facilitating care  Requesting medical records and billing Understanding Medical Jargon Case Valuation and Client Expectations Demands Negotiations Know your adjuster Negotiation Techniques that Work How the Adjuster’s Settlement Authority is Restricted and Going Beyond it  Overcoming case weakness Tips and tricks for overcoming delay, stalled negotiations, inadequate authority  Client Communications  From settlement to payday, Matt Wade and Kelly Bishop  Release and Settlement Agreements  Managing Liens Medical Liens CS Liens Health Insurance and ERISA Work Comp Medicare and Medicaid Lawsuit Lenders Distribution of Funds and Closing the file         Wrap-up for Ethics – things to consider, especially before practicing in this area of law Dan Hays Marketing Do’s and Don’ts Cost and Time Constraints IOLTA Trust Accounts Malpractice Coverage Advancing Funds to Clients and Lawsuit Lenders Addressing Potential Conflicts of Interest Client Confidentiality Communication with Represented Parties Confronting Coverage Issues    Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 10/27/23
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Opening Your Law Practice

FREE
  • Author/Instructor:  Jim Calloway

  Opening Your Law Practice Sponsored by Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company This program does not qualify for MCLE credit.   A free seminar for new lawyers or those going into private practice. NEW this year is the option to attend in person or virtually.   The Business of Law Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program   How to Manage Everything! Jim Calloway and Julie Bays, OBA Management Assistance Program   Tools of the Modern Law Office, Hardware/Software and Fastcase Jim Calloway and Julie Bays, OBA Management Assistance Program   Professional Liability Insurance and Risk Management Phil Fraim, President, Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company (OAMIC)   Professionalism in the Practice of Law Presiding Judge David Lewis, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals   Trust Accounting and Legal Ethics Gina Hendryx, OBA General Counsel   How to Succeed in Law Practice Jim Calloway and Julie Bays, OBA Management Assistance Program       Sponsored by Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company This program does not qualify for MCLE credit.       Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials.                 

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  • 12/31/24
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The Same Coin: Parental Alienation

$125.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Jennifer J. Harman, PhD; Associate Professor of Psychology

  The Same Coin: Parental Alienation   The litigation of cases involving family violence is a complex area of law that strongly impacts the lives of millions of families. Unfortunately, there has been considerable misinformation, misconceptions and misunderstandings about family violence that have negatively influenced law, policy, and practice. This program was taken from a 6-hour, two-part training which focused on recent scientific advances and best practices for assessment and treatment for domestic violence (3 hours) and parental alienation (3 hours) legal cases. Case management, the use of experts, and litigation strategies will also be discussed.     Bio: Jennifer J. Harman, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. She obtained her PhD in social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and also holds two master’s degrees in psychological counseling from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Her research has focused on the topic of family violence, and she has published dozens of scientifically peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters on this topic, particularly on the topic of parental alienation. She is currently the President of the International Counsel on Shared Parenting, and has been accepted as an subject matter expert witness on parental alienation and/or family violence in 16 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials.   

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The Same Coin: Domestic Violence

$125.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Jennifer J. Harman, PhD; Associate Professor of Psychology

  The Same Coin: Domestic Violence   The litigation of cases involving family violence is a complex area of law that strongly impacts the lives of millions of families. Unfortunately, there has been considerable misinformation, misconceptions and misunderstandings about family violence that have negatively influenced law, policy, and practice. This program was taken from a 6-hour, two-part training which focused on recent scientific advances and best practices for assessment and treatment for domestic violence (3 hours) and parental alienation (3 hours) legal cases.  Case Management. the use of experts. and litigation strategies will also be discussed.     Bio: Jennifer J. Harman, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. She obtained her PhD in social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and also holds two master’s degrees in psychological counseling from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Her research has focused on the topic of family violence, and she has published dozens of scientifically peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters on this topic, particularly on the topic of parental alienation. She is currently the President of the International Counsel on Shared Parenting, and has been accepted as an subject matter expert witness on parental alienation and/or family violence in 16 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 12/31/24
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The Same Coin: Domestic Violence and Parental Alienation

$200.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Jennifer J. Harman, PhD; Associate Professor of Psychology

  The Same Coin: Domestic Violence and Parental Alienation   The litigation of cases involving family violence is a complex area of law that strongly impacts the lives of millions of families. Unfortunately, there has been considerable misinformation, misconceptions and misunderstandings about family violence that have negatively influenced law, policy, and practice. This 6 hour, two-part training will focus on recent scientific advances and best practices for assessment and treatment for domestic violence (3 hours) and parental alienation (3 hours) legal cases. Case management, the use of experts, and litigation strategies will also be discussed.       Bio: Jennifer J. Harman, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. She obtained her PhD in social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and also holds two master’s degrees in psychological counseling from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Her research has focused on the topic of family violence, and she has published dozens of scientifically peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters on this topic, particularly on the topic of parental alienation. She is currently the President of the International Counsel on Shared Parenting, and has been accepted as an subject matter expert witness on parental alienation and/or family violence in 16 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 300
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  • 12/31/24
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Trust Accounting Essentials

$125.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Gina Hendryx and Julie Bays

Trust Accounting Essentials   The need to handle with scrupulous care funds entrusted to a lawyer by a client or third person should be self-evident. Nonetheless, there are cases where practicing lawyers, either inadvertently or intentionally, mishandle trust funds, subjecting clients and third persons to the risk of economic hardship and undermining public confidence in the legal profession. The purpose of this is course is threefold: (1) to describe the rules for handling trust funds and property; (2) to discuss relatively recent changes to the handling of fees and trust transactions; and (3) to provide practical guidance on how to use both print and electronic tools to produce client and general ledgers and to perform proper three-way reconciliation of trust funds accounts.   1:30 p.m.        Rules for Handling Trust Funds and Property Gina Hendryx, OBA General Counsel   2:20  p.m.       Documenting Trust Transactions & Preparing Ledgers – In Print & Electronically (Scenario Completion) Julie Bays, OBA/MAP Practice Managemnet Advisor    3:10 p.m.        Break   3:20 p.m.        Essential Features of Electronic Tools for Trust Fund Accounting Julie Bays, OBA/MAP Practice Managemnet Advisor    4:10 p.m. Adjourn   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 130
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What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Living and Practicing in Indian Country

$175.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Oklahoma Bar Association

What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Living and Practicing in Indian Country Filmed during the 2021 Annual Meeting The McGirt v. Oklahoma case related to tribal sovereignty is generating numerous questions for lawyers across a broad spectrum of practice areas.  This program features a slate of experts who will cover several topics, including Indian Law Basics, tribal jurisdictions, related tax issues, state and tribal compacts, ownership and property rights in Indian country and tips for practicing in tribal courts.   Basics 101 What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Trial Courts and Jurisdiction for the Tribal Point of View Native American Tax Protests What Every Lawyer needs to know about State/Tribal Compacts What Every Lawyer needs to know about Title, Ownership, and Property Rights in Indian Country What Every Lawyer needs to know about Litigating and Practicing in Indian Country (Ethics)   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 360
    Min.
  • 11/10/23
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Winning Your Case with a Better Memory

$225.00
  • Author/Instructor:  Paul Mellor

Winning Your Case with a Better Memory    The benefits of improved memory are endless! Save time in court preparation Make polished presentations to jurors and judges Become a better listener in the courtroom Cross-examine with confidence - no more missed opportunities because your memory failed you Remember names of jurors in trials and clients in other professional settings Develop better concentration Reduce stress, worry less about forgetting to make a crucial point       Deposition Demonstration Introduction with demonstration displays the lightning speed of a trained memory.  You will see the ease of remembering information from a deposition.  Emphasis is placed on why we forget and how we remember. How to Speak Without Notes to Jurors Discover secrets on how to present a case without notes.  Learn step by step techniques on how to draft your remarks, prepare your mind, and deliver a powerful presentation.  To keep the jury in the palm of your hand, you’ll have to let go of your notes. Cross Examination with Confidence Using the two-step formula in recall, you will acquire the skill in remembering to ask key questions during cross examination.  Use of examples and illustrations help reinforce the proficiency when dealing with those on the witness stand. Remember Names and Faces of Jurors in Trial, Clients in the Presentations, and in Other Professional Settings You will learn the FACIAL Formula to quickly remember a name.  Attention is placed on concentration techniques and focusing on recalling the name correctly.  Use of pictures and examples create a proven system in correctly matching a name to a face.  You will learn how to remember first names, last names and groups of people.     The Presenter Paul Mellor, a finalist in the USA Memory Championship, remembered the names of over 90 people in less than 15 minutes, recalled in correct order over 100 single digit numbers after a five-minute study, and recalled the exact order of a shuffled deck of playing cards after less than a three-and-a-half-minute review.  His popular seminars have been presented to attorneys throughout the United States, including the Ohio State Bar Association, California Bar Association, State Bar of Oregon, State Bar of Georgia, Tennessee Trial Lawyers       Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

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  • 352
    Min.
  • 12/31/23
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