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Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

PLI recently offered training on basic Public Assistance and Food Stamps (SNAP) eligibility. The intricate web of rules for these two programs is further complicated by the fact that there are special rules for certain populations. Immigrants, people who are homeless, and people with disabilities are among the populations who experience various exceptions or modifications of the usual program rules and who are among those most in need of assistance ...

ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

A working knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) framework is crucial for lawyers, HR practitioners and other professionals in the area of employee benefits and compensation planning. Our experienced faculty of leading practitioners will discuss a broad array of topics, including the basic regulatory framework, the types of plans covered, the requirements for intended tax treatment, fiduciary responsibilities and other ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Anyone with a degree in science or engineering (or sometimes, the equivalent) can take the Patent Office Exam to become a patent agent or patent attorney. Patent law is a field of challenging and ever-changing opportunities. Be at the forefront of innovation . . . lead at the forefront of innovation.PLI’s now-proven steps to success on the Exam: Unique, interactive, diagnostic software that replicates what you’re going to find when you sit ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required, during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar, to complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice.By attending one of PLI’s one-day Bridge-the-Gap programs, you can fulfill your ethics and skills requirements and can satisfy the professional practice and law practice ...

Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

The intersection of banking and brokerage regulation: What are the ethical and practical issues for lawyers in an era of overlapping regulatory jurisdictions? The dangers and pitfalls of broker-dealer enforcement: What are the ethical and practical issues for lawyers in handling enforcement matters? The ethical responsibilities of legal and compliance professionals in regulated companies: What are the duties and potential liabilities of outside ...

Writing for Transactional Lawyers 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

By attending this program you will learn principles of effective writing and drafting to enhance your transactional practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the perspectives of the end users: your clients and those who litigate commercial disputes.

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law. Over half of those facing removal proceedings are unrepresented, and those without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of removal, regardless of eligibility for relief.At this comprehensive program, panels ...

Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Best practices in conducting investigationsConflicts between the company and employees on privilege waiver issuesEthical issues in conducting the investigationPrivilege issues arising from cooperation with the governmentRecent trends in government agency approaches to internal investigations, cooperation and waiver of privilegeIssues arising in international internal investigationsConflict of interest issues arising in the representation and interview ...

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Law Practice 2014

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Managing client conflicts is an important skill that will help you build strong client relationships. This program will provide the tools you need to identify, analyze and resolve client conflicts in your practice; sustain your client relationships; and protect yourself against potential liability.

Bridge-the-Gap II for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required to complete at least sixteen transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar.By attending PLI’s two-day Bridge-the Gap II for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys program, you can satisfy all of your annual MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and people of color are disproportionately affected.A person with a prior record faces significant ...

Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2014: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents Act and its implementation ...

Developments in the World of SOX 404 ICFR Audits and COSO Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

SEC registrants need to transition to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) updated Internal Control - Integrated Framework 2013 this year.  While the fundamental concepts are similar, the new 2013 Framework has added fundamental principles with points of focus for each, and considerations related to fraud, outsourcing and information technology. Using interactive lectures and examples, our experts will ...

Implementing the FASB/IASB New Revenue Recognition Standard Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lecture, examples and case studies, workshop participants will learn the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new revenue recognition standard. Participants will build an understanding of how the new standard will change revenue recognition accounting, how it will affect the related estimates and judgments required, and discuss the issues involved ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lecture and examples, workshop participants will build the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report, and the 8-K Current Report, as well as an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements and how insider trading rules work. Participants will build a comprehensive ...

What a Homeowner's Attorney Needs to Know About Debt Collection, Foreclosure and Discrimination by California Homeowners Associations (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

There are over 42,000 homeowner associations (HOAs) in California alone. An estimated 8.6 million California homeowners are members. It seems likely that this number will increase substantially in the coming years. There are extensive legal requirements governing how an HOA may operate with respect to its treatment of individual homeowners, yet many homeowners find that those laws are not being followed, and HOAs do not always get the legal advice ...

Advanced Accounting & Reporting for SEC Professionals Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

Using interactive lecture and examples, this workshop delivers an in-depth update on current Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) projects and pronouncements, including current focus areas of the SEC. Workshop includes updates on major developments at the FASB, including the projects on leases, revenue recognition and financial instruments.

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2014 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to hesitate offering pro bono legal ...

Securities Filings 2014: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

This popular program will analyze in detail the principal forms used for filings with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), with particular emphasis on the mechanics of and timing for assembling particular filings. Each segment of the program will incorporate practical tips and/or interactive drafting exercises. Ethics credit and recent legislation and SEC rule changes ...

Estate Planning Institute (45th Annual)

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If you handle estate planning, life insurance or transfer tax planning . . . be sure to add this program to your calendar!Significant developments regarding state transfer tax laws are occurring right now. However, notwithstanding the changes to the federal transfer tax system that were made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, many valuable estate planning techniques are still viable under the current tax laws.Add to this the fact that President ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Katie M. Lachter

Katie M. Lachter ~ Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Alex Hao

Alex Hao ~ Jun He Law Offices