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Programs are available online to all firms wishing to assist their attorneys in obtaining their CLE credits. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to obtain a coupon code for your firm. Once an attorney has completed a program, your firm will be billed $30 each for the cost of each certificate which will be issued as a download once the attorney has completed the affirmation for the particular program. CDs will be available for all programs upon request. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to purchase CDs for any course. Cost will be $95.00 per CD, plus shipping and handling.

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How to Ethically Mitigate Risk in Remote Meetings and Depositions (01/12/2021)

Program Number: 3105 Presenter: Joanna Storey, Esq.

Many elementary school students have mastered the art of remote meetings during distance learning, but some seasoned lawyers still do not understand how to effectively use mute. In this 60-minute presentation, we navigate through the risky waters of using remote depositions and meetings in your law practice. We offer practical tips for meeting four primary ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Competence (Rule 1.1), Communications (Rule 1.4), Confidentiality of Information (Rule 1.6) and Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance (Rule 5.3). The key takeaways will be understanding the technology, training, practicing and being mindful of your video and audio surroundings.

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Up the Ladder Reporting – Counsel’s Ethical and Legal Obligations for Addressing Potential Violations by Management (01/27/2021)

Program Number: 3101 Presenter: Erik R. Anderson, Esq., Carolyn H. Kendall, Esq.

This ethics program will discuss a lawyer’s legal and ethical obligations when he or she believes that a member of management is no longer fit to carry out company responsibilities or potentially violating company policy or the law. Drawing from real world examples, this program will ensure that both in-house and outside counsel understand their role and obligations under such circumstances and provide them with practical steps to navigate these complex situations. Participants will understand their applicable ethical duties under the Model Rules and the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, including when or if a “noisy withdrawal” is required; learn when and under what circumstances they can or should report to the Board or other governing body; and the role of internal investigations conducted by outside counsel, including potential risks and complexities for in-house counsel who may have been involved in the underlying fact pattern.

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Addressing Political Statements in a Virtual Employment World (12/15/2020)

Program Number: 30286 Presenter: Aaron W. Tandy, Esq.

Human resource professionals and employment lawyers are being required to devote more time to helping employers manage political speech and discussions between their employees. In a virtual world, it is no longer possible to simply require employees to engage in civil discussions when social media platforms and other forms of expression continue to gain traction in workplace interactions, from recruiting to presentations to postings. Moreover, such postings may attract negative attention on social media to companies or their customers. Join us for a conversation about navigating these issues in a virtual employment world and tools to help employers and their workforce manage these interactions to avoid disruptions in productivity and operations.

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How to Ethically Protect and Secure Communication in Online Dispute Resolution (11/17/2020)

Program Number: 30271 Presenter: Leslie Berkoff, Esq., Brent O. E. Clinkscale, Esq., Michael Kreitman, Esq., Michael Powell, Esq.

This webinar will review key ethical concerns related to virtual and online mediations and provide practice tips as to how attorneys can collaborate with client representatives, communicate with the other parties and the mediator in an effective and confidential fashion. The panel will review the ethical concerns raised by the foregoing and discuss Rules 1.1 and 1.6 of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.

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Communication Techniques to Overcome Gender Bias in the Legal Profession (12/01/2020)

Program Number: 30242 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq., Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.

Andie Kramer and Alton B. Harris, authors of Breaking Through Bias (Second Edition) and It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace, discuss the nature and extent of the achievement disparity between female and male lawyers, and why and how gender stereotypes and the biases that flow from them cause this disparity by preventing women from advancing in their legal careers as far and as fast as men. Andie and Al provide lawyers with specific insights and communication techniques they can use to avoid or overcome these often subtle and unconscious gender biases in their legal practices. The program includes a discussion of the relevance of ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g), ABA Resolutions 10A, 108D, 300, 302, and ABA’s Mission Statement. I. Understand the pervasive nature of gender stereotypes with respect to women, men, families, work, and leadership II. Recognize how these gender stereotypes result in discriminatory biases that operate to

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Navigating the Ethical Minefield of the New Normal Due to COVID-19: Legal Malpractice Issues Emerging from the Pandemic (10/20/2020)

Program Number: 30239 Presenter: Diana C. Manning, Esq.

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the legal profession and forced attorneys to adapt to changing conditions like never before. As lawyers adjust to practicing law in the new reality, they must remain vigilant of the need to abide by ethical rules. This program will discuss common ethical issues emerging from the pandemic and how to avoid them while staying safe. Learning objectives and topics include: Keeping up with continuing advancements in technology; the ongoing duty to communicate with clients; maintaining civility with adversaries; the importance of remaining cognizant of deadlines; and maintaining confidentiality in a virtual environment. This program will cover ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 (competence), 1.3 (diligence), 3.2 (courtesy and respect), 5.1 and 5.3 (monitoring for data breach).

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Ethically Building and Protecting your Online Reputation During and After COVID-19 (10/01/2020)

Program Number: 30232 Presenter: Jaimie B. Field, Esq.

Prior to March 2020, it was important for attorneys to learn to ethically build and protect their personal legal brands (their reputations) on line; after that date it became imperative.*When 2020 began, no one could have predicted that a worldwide pandemic would profoundly change everything, including the legal industry. The courts closed, offices were shuttered, and lawyers and law firms were scrambling to find a way to work from home. What didn’t change, however, was the need for attorneys to create a legal brand, build it ethically and protect it, but now, it is all done online. This seminar teaches attorneys the ethical methods of building, maintaining and protecting their online reputations. • Creating your personal brand; • How to determine your target market (that is, who are your ideal clients and referral sources); • Ascertaining where they can be found online; • Finding the most appropriate tactics and techniques for reaching this audience; •

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Environmental Justice and Infrastructure Siting in the Black Lives Matter Era (10/07/2020)

Program Number: 30228 Presenter: Simone Jones, Esq., Emily P. Mallen, Esq., Nicole E. Noelliste, Esq.

The year 2020 has ushered in change and great uncertainty and also seen the mainstream emergence of the Black Lives Matter (“BLM”) movement. Although the current landscape is fluid and still evolving, it seems certain that the BLM movement and the attention paid to systemic racism endured by people of color will have tangible effects on environmental justice – long believed to be an aspirational goal, rather than a concrete compliance point. Sidley Austin LLP attorneys Emily Mallen, Simone Jones, and Nicole Noelliste will analyze the potential implications of the BLM movement on pipeline infrastructure planning and major facility siting. After providing a background on environmental justice, they specifically will discuss relevant cases proceeding in courts, matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and federal and state legislation. The attorneys also will provide meaningful ways that companies should consider engaging with communities of color and strengthening their partnerships with the communities they

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Top Tips to Excel as In-House Counsel (09/25/2020)

Program Number: 30225 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Elizabeth Jin, Esq.

Making the transition from law firm to in-house counsel? Already in-house and want to be viewed as a trusted business advisor? This CLE is for you! In this energetic and informative session, we'll discuss the fundamental differences between law firm practice and in-house counseling. More importantly, we'll share actionable steps that you can take today to start building the trust of your clients and adding value to your organization.

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Effective Mediation Part 4 - Ten Things Every Advocate Must Consider Before the Mediation Starts (09/14/2020)

Program Number: 3022 Presenter: Leslie Berkoff, Esq., Elizabeth Shampnoi

To ensure a successful mediation experience for your client, it is important to spend the time and effort to fully and adequately prepare in advance. Proper preparation includes spending time with your client reviewing the facts and legal issues, including your claims, defenses strengths and weaknesses, as well as those anticipated by the other side. Analyzing the motivations and impediments to a negotiated resolution, and, analyzing your risks through “ BATNA” - Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, will allow you and your client to properly evaluate and respond to offers made during the mediation. Further, ensuring that the right individuals will participate in the mediation, or be readily available for questions, is critical. Finally, to the extent that you need to consider tax implications of any settlement, this should be done in advance. *This program will explore the top ten items each advocate should consider and address prior to the

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