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Tax, Credit and Other Financial Consequences of Foreclosures, Short Sales and Mortgage Loan Principal Forgiveness 2012 (Free)

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From the program: Tax, Credit and Other Financial Consequences of Foreclosures, Short Sales and Mortgage Loan Principal Forgiveness (Free)

Released on: Oct. 24, 2012

This training will help improve your ability to counsel homeowners in financial distress.  The training will provide an overview of the financial issues - including tax and credit consequences - homeowners may face after a foreclosure, short sale or loan modification.  Tax experts will explain the fundamentals of how cancelled mortgage debt is treated under state and federal tax law, and provide insights into changes ...

California Guardianship Law 2012

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From the program: California Guardianship Law 2012 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 21, 2012

Learn the basics of guardianship law and procedure so that you can competently represent a child or adult petitioner in establishing a guardianship of the person.  This program will teach you how to represent parties in both uncontested and contested guardianship proceedings.  There will also be a discussion regarding referrals to Juvenile Dependency Court under Probate Code 1513(c), including recent case law and proposed legislative ...

New Developments in Residential Loan Servicing: State, Federal and Programmatic Laws, Regulations and Standards 2013 (Free)

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From the program: New Developments in Residential Loan Servicing: State, Federal and Programmatic Laws, Regulations and Standards (Free)

Released on: May. 20, 2013

The rules of the road for residential mortgage servicing have changed significantly since the crash in 2008. Since then, a wide variety of agencies, including Congress, federal banking regulators, state attorneys general and the California legislature, have all sought to improve loan servicers’ practices, particularly in connection with the loss mitigation process. The result is a series of overlapping rules, laws and regulations –  from the ...

Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9

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From the program: Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9

Released on: Jun. 7, 2013

Certain laws and courtroom practices have the potential to impact veterans differently than the rest of the population. This three hour overview will provide useful information to attorneys, judicial officers and others who interact with veterans about the implications of certain laws and practices with regards to veterans’ pasts and futures. The program will focus on Penal Code 1170.9, especially with regard to the 2013 enhancements and will address ...

Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases (Free)

Released on: Jun. 21, 2013

Receive the basic Domestic Violence Law training you need to represent low-income Californian survivors seeking domestic violence restraining orders and safe effective child custody and visitation orders. Learn the basic substantive law regarding California Domestic Violence Prevention Act and child custody and visitation and how to prepare and handle a hearing to obtain these critical orders. These cases can often be handled in one or two hearings ...

End-of-Life Planning for the Low-Income Client 2013

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From the program: End-of-Life Planning for the Low-Income Client (Free)

Released on: Jul. 12, 2013

End of Life Planning is, like Death and Taxes, one of those things that can go from an easy, informative and straightforward conversation to a drawn-out nightmare if ignored. Low income and very low-income clients, unlike the average middle class client, frequently do not understand the importance of, for example, having identified caretakers for their minor children in place. They frequently resort to “no planning” or improvised planning which does ...

Understanding the Securities Laws 2013

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From the program: Understanding the Securities Laws 2013

Released on: Aug. 9, 2013

Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program provides an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and related SEC regulations, ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2013 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 16, 2013

This program has expired for credit in many states. Please check the credit calculator at right. No certificate will be issued if credit has expired in your state. In PLI’s New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp program you will learn how to protect the rights of public assistance and food stamp applicants and recipients to these basic subsistence benefits.  Many applicants have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic ...

Re-Entry Issues: Overcoming Employment and Housing Challenges Due to a Prior Arrest or Conviction 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Re-Entry Issues: Overcoming Employment and Housing Challenges Due to a Prior Arrest or Conviction (Free)

Released on: Aug. 30, 2013

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 ...

Securities Filings 2013: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

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From the program: Securities Filings 2013: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Released on: Oct. 11, 2013

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 drafting and disclosure tips. Ethics credit and recent legislation and SEC rule ...

Judges' Pet Peeves 2013: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice

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From the program: Judges' Pet Peeves 2013: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice

Released on: Oct. 21, 2013

This program will provide litigators with the unique opportunity to hear directly from the judges how they view communications with the court and trial practice, as well as how lawyers can help (or sabotage) their cases.Lecture Topics [Total time 01:59:28]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction* [00:02:15]Mark C. Zauderer Judicial Pet Peeves in Civil Litigation [01:57:13]Mark C. Zauderer, ...

The New Pro Bono Standards: Update on the 2013 Revisions

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From the program: The New Pro Bono Standards: Update on the 2013 Revisions

Released on: Nov. 28, 2013

The American Bar Association has just released updated Standards for Pro Bono Legal Services Programs.  Learn about what the Standards provide, and how you might use them to improve or build on your program. Lecture Topics [Total time 03:13:02] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Program Overview and Introductions* [00:06:52]Tiela Chalmers, Sharon E Goldsmith, Cheryl Zalenski Overview ...

Troubleshooting Mortgage Servicing Problems: Regulatory Responses and Advocacy Approaches 2013

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From the program: Troubleshooting Mortgage Servicing Problems: Regulatory Responses and Advocacy Approaches (Free)

Released on: Dec. 30, 2013

Some of the biggest loan servicers in California are in the process of selling off large segments of their servicing portfolios.  Servicing transfers can wreak havoc with borrowers’ accounts, particularly if they are in the midst of seeking a loan modification or other assistance.  Other borrowers encounter problems obtaining assistance due to “non-borrower” status after the death of a family member or because of limited English proficiency ...

Representing Tenants in Unlawful Detainer Actions in San Francisco 2014 (Free)

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From the program: Representing Tenants in Unlawful Detainer Actions in San Francisco 2014

Released on: Feb. 14, 2014

For low-income families who often do not have the benefit of legal counsel, eviction can mean homelessness. Most are unrepresented.  Won’t you volunteer to help those in our community who are most vulnerable?  Get the legal training you need at this program and then sign up with the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco and make a difference. Lecture Topics  [Total time 03:08:50] Segments with ...

California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Motion and Hearing Practice, Including a Discussion of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

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From the program: California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Motion and Hearing Practice, Including a Discussion of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders 2014 (Free)

Released on: Feb. 18, 2014

An estimated 80% of family law litigants are self-presented, and the statistic is higher for survivors of domestic violence. Thus, low-income clients are in great need of your pro bono help.  In this free PLI program and volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.  With a limited time commitment, you can help obtain essential legal protections needed for low-income families. Lecture ...

IP Issues in Business Transactions 2014

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From the program: IP Issues in Business Transactions 2014

Released on: Mar. 10, 2014

This program will provide an in-depth understanding of intellectual property issues that arise in corporate transactions, while exploring the strategic role of intellectual property in a company and delving into the many unique considerations that come into play. Learn how to assess intellectual property as a strategic asset and how to evaluate opportunities to monetize IP while avoiding costly mistakes. Other important topics include IP portfolio ...

Venture Capital 2014: Nuts and Bolts

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From the program: Venture Capital 2014: Nuts and Bolts

Released on: Mar. 13, 2014

A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a venture capital deal, to participating in a mock term sheet negotiation, to ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

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From the program: Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014

Released on: Mar. 14, 2014

Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to use their own assets to generate cash flow.In structuring these loans, lenders and their counsel must consider all senior interests in the collateral, as well as the practical difficulties in obtaining ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Videogames & Software Apps; Building an Entertainment Law Practice; Ethics

Released on: Mar. 17, 2014

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of entertainment product delivery.Lecture Topics [Total time 07:10:05]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.Introduction & Overview of Entertainment Law Issues* [00:01:41]Kenneth M. Kaufman, Howard SiegelTelevision, ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

Released on: Mar. 18, 2014

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of entertainment product delivery.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:07:02] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction* [00:04:50]Kenneth M. Kaufman, Howard Siegel Sound Recordings [03:01:24]Julie Swidler, ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

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From the program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

Released on: Mar. 19, 2014

Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of entertainment product delivery.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:07:03]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Introduction * [00:03:46]Kenneth M. Kaufman, Howard Siegel Book Publishing [01:31:02]John Schline, ...

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2014: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties

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From the program: Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2014: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties

Released on: Mar. 24, 2014

The number of tax penalties assessed by the Internal Revenue Service has increased dramatically over the past several years. For example, assessments of accuracy-related penalties against individuals and corporations rose from 59,708 in 2005 to 472,961 in 2010, a nearly 800% increase! At the same time, the Internal Revenue Service is focusing more than ever before on the conduct of professionals, through return preparer penalties, Circular 230 enforcement ...

Doing Deals 2014: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

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From the program: Doing Deals 2014: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Released on: Mar. 26, 2014

The M&A market has been in a period of great expectations, with economic anxiety continuing to create uncertainty about the future.  Increased volumes of tender offers, hostile deals, activist campaigns, as well as spin-offs, has been an important trend, while the use of innovative structuring mechanisms, such as contingent value rights, has been another.  The rise in M&A litigation has also brought with it a flurry of decisions ...

Basic Immigration Law 2014

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2014

Released on: Mar. 27, 2014

This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.Lecture Topics  [Total time 07:03:29]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:06:19]Cyrus D. Mehta Overview of the U.S. Immigration System, Current Trends and Ethical Issues ...

Securities Offerings 2014: A Public Offering: How It Is Done

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From the program: Securities Offerings 2014: A Public Offering: How It Is Done

Released on: Mar. 28, 2014

This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933.  Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offerings (and how that is done) and basic exemptions from registration.  It will also cover important ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP