Celesq® AttorneysEd Center Announces January CLE re Ethics, Lawyer Substance Abuse, Elimination of Bias and More to Assist Attorneys with CLE Deadlines

Boca Raton, FL, January 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- In order to assist attorneys with upcoming CLE deadlines and, at the same time, to help them stay current in practice areas of interest to corporate counsel and litigators, Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following January 2013 web casts in Ethics, Substance Abuse and Attorneys, Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and more:

Confidentiality Obligations: Ethical Considerations for All Attorneys (2309)
Live web cast: January 31, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Tom Mason, Zuckerman Spaeder, discusses the lawyer’s duty of confidentiality under the ABA Model Rules and various state Rules. Topics include: how and when the duty is triggered and ended; conduct covered by the obligation of confidentiality; to whom the duty is owed; what information is covered; how the ethics rules governing confidentiality relate to the attorney-client privilege; exceptions or instances where information covered by the confidentiality rules may be revealed, and more.

Understanding the Newly Proposed Ethics Rules Before the USPTO, from the Celesq®-West LegalEdcenter IP Master Series (2306IP)
Live web cast: January 28, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

In October 2012, the USPTO issued a notice of proposed rule-making seeking to replace the current USPTO ethics rules, based on the ABA Model Code, with a version of the ABA Model Rules. Michael Kasdan, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, discusses the differences between the newly proposed rules and the present regime as well as other ethical issues pertaining to practice before the USPTO.

Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession-2013: The Organization Development Perspective on Recruiting, Training, and Retaining a Diverse Pool of Legal Talent (2304)
Live web cast: January 23, 2013 (1:00 PM ET)

Susan Letterman White offers new ideas for law firms to eliminate the obstacles that block women and minority attorneys from rising to the highest positions of power, using strategies that have worked in other organizations and the latest thinking on inclusions strategies.

Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Prevention, Detection and Treatment: 2012-2013 (2253)
Moderated web cast: January 16, 2013 (1:00 PM ET)

David Mann discusses the personality traits of attorneys and the qualities of the legal profession that combine to make lawyers significantly more susceptible to addiction, and more difficult to treat, than the general population, and the systemic and individual solutions to the problem, with references to specific strategies and resources available to attorneys (for attorneys who missed the December 12 web cast).

Voir Dire (2302)
Live web cast: January 24, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg, Jones Day, discuss jury selection techniques and strategy, including a focus on using the jury selection process to start "selling" your case themes to the jury. Topics also include methods of questioning and suggested ways of identifying potential juror biases.

Moderated web casts of the following programs will also be presented in January to assist attorneys with their CLE deadlines:

ABA Recommendations on the Legal Ethics of Technology: The Latest Developments for Corporate and Outside Counsel (2254) (for attorneys who missed the September 28 and December 18 web casts). Moderated web cast: January 29, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

On the Road to Reasonableness: Ethical Challenges for In-House Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel When Issuing and Monitoring Litigation Holds (2255) (for attorneys who missed the September 12 and December 6 web casts). Moderated web cast: January 15, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Avoiding a Mess! What Litigators Want Business Lawyers to Know when Drafting Contracts (2223) (for attorneys who missed the August 23 web cast). Moderated web cast: January 9, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Attorneys wishing to register for any of the live web casts, or to learn more about the programs, may visit www.celesq.com and click on Celesq® Upcoming Webcasts, accessed at btly link to http://www.celesq.com/news/category/hot_topic.

The web casts will be recorded and, like all Celesq® programs, will be available on demand and on CD directly from Celesq® (www.celesq.com). For more information about any of the programs, or to place an order from Celesq®, you may visit their web site at www.celesq.com and click on the program(s) in which you are interested; or email them at customer.care@celesq.com.

About Celesq® AttorneysEd Center
Celesq® AttorneysEd Center (www.celesq.com), a nationally-recognized leader in providing high-quality continuing legal education programs to attorneys throughout the United States, focuses on the hottest topics and latest trends in practice areas of particular interest to outside and in-house corporate attorneys and litigators. A pioneer in online CLE, Celesq® today offers its programs in a variety of convenient formats, including live web casts, online streaming audio and audio CDs. Contact Sharon Levine Mirsky, Esq., at (561) 241-1919 or slmirsky@celesq.com for more information
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Michael J. Mirsky
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