Celesq® Announces December CLE: Ethical Issues in Social Media, IP, Asset Protection and Estate Planning; Elimination of Bias; Substance Abuse; IP, & More

Boca Raton, FL, November 23, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following web casts starting December 3, 2014:

Social Media: Ethical Considerations for All Lawyers (2438)
Live web cast: December 4, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

Steve Bennett, Park Jensen Bennett LLP, reviews potentially applicable Model Rules of Professional Responsibility and a host of recent ethics opinions regarding advertising, solicitation and other contacts with prospective clients; confidentiality; and legitimate means of investigating witnesses and jurors through the use of social media.

Ethics and IP–Recent Developments, from the Celesq®-West LegalEdcenter IP Master Series (2433IP)
Live web cast: December 3, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

Anthony Lo Cicero, Amster Rothstein Ebenstein, discusses the Supreme Court's decisions in Himark and Octane, which alter significantly the standard for determining whether a patent case is "exceptional" for the purpose of shifting fees, and other regulatory, judicial and possibly legislative developments (e.g., F.R.Civ.P. 11; Rules 1.6-9 of the Rules of Professional Conduct; and various provisions of the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct), and their impacts on attorney ethical considerations.

Asset Protection and Attorney Ethical Considerations (2450)
Live web cast: December 18, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

Asset protection and estate planning attorneys must take certain ethical considerations into account in proceeding with the design and implementation of a client’s overall integrated estate plan. Ed Brown analyzes the potential ethical liability issues, and the civil and criminal traps and pitfalls.

Elimination of Bias 2014: How Gender Stereotypes Fuel Biases in the Legal Profession and Ways to Understand and Eliminate It (2434)
Live web cast: December 10, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

Andrea S. Kramer, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, author of “Taking Control: Women, Gender Stereotypes and Impression Management,” “Professional Advancement and Gender Stereotypes: The “Rules’ for Better Gender Communications” and “Self-Evaluations: Dos and Don’ts,” and co-author of the new ABA’s Presidential Task Force on Gender Equity’s guide on “What You Need to Know About Negotiating Compensation,” discusses how to understand gender stereotypes, in order to eliminate bias and improve gender diversity in the legal profession.

Chronic Stress and Addiction: Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse in Attorneys (2443)
Live web cast: December 11, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

Addiction, dependency and mental illness are not uncommon in the legal profession, and attorneys need to learn to identify the classic warning signs of alcoholism and other mental health issues, and help others get the help they need and provide support as they recover. This program discusses the disease of addiction along with predictors, risk factors, signs and symptoms. The presenters also provide realistic approaches and options for treatment and support, including lawyer assistance programs across the country.

The Changing Face of Privacy Law in the Internet of Things (IoT) (2452)
Live web cast: December 9, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

The “Internet of Things” has brought countless interconnected devices and services into our daily lives and is also producing explosive changes in the way personal data is collected, shared, and used. Jason Haislmaier discusses the challenges and the established and emerging legal standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices for data privacy in the Internet of Things.

The Basics of Intellectual Property Valuation for Lawyers (2456IP)
Live web cast: December 16, 2014 (12:00 noon ET)

This program, for in-house and corporate counsel, focuses on understanding the various types of intellectual property and the basic concepts of how they may be valued for various transactions, including using such assets to obtain financing.

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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