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2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Secured Transactions Practice: Security Agreements to Foreclosures, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Secured Transactions Practice: Security Agreements to Foreclosures, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will provide you with a guide to secured transaction practice. The progrPM will cover drafting security agreements, attaching property, ensuring the enforceability of liens, foreclosures and more.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Secured Transactions Practice: Security Agreements to Foreclosures, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Secured Transactions Practice: Security Agreements to Foreclosures, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will provide you with a guide to secured transaction practice. The progrPM will cover drafting security agreements, attaching property, ensuring the enforceability of liens, foreclosures and more.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Ethics in Billing & Collecting Fees
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Ethics in Billing & Collecting Fees
Online
CLE - Webinar
Ethics Credit: 1.00
Every law practice is also a business. Timely billing and collecting and fees is essential to stability of the practice and the livelihood of its attorneys and staff. But unlike any other business, this essential financial aspect is governed by a host of ethics rules. This progrPM will discuss ethics rules as they apply to billing and collecting attorneys' fees, common traps and sources of ethics sanction, and best practices.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Tax Planning in Real Estate, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Tax Planning in Real Estate, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Avoiding adverse tax consequences is often one of the most important aspects of structuring real estate transactions, whether it’s defer gain, ensure it’s characterized as capital gain rather than ordinary income, or to preserve valuable tax attributes.  The progrPM will cover choice of entity, major tax issues in drafting tax allocations in real estate agreements, conversion of ordinary income into capital gains, the new 3.8% tax on net investment income and like-kind exchanges.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Tax Planning in Real Estate, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Tax Planning in Real Estate, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Avoiding adverse tax consequences is often one of the most important aspects of structuring real estate transactions, whether it’s defer gain, ensure it’s characterized as capital gain rather than ordinary income, or to preserve valuable tax attributes.  The progrPM will cover choice of entity, major tax issues in drafting tax allocations in real estate agreements, conversion of ordinary income into capital gains, the new 3.8% tax on net investment income and like-kind exchanges.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Incentive Compensation in Businesses, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Incentive Compensation in Businesses, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Companies of every size and stage of development develop incentive compensation plans to foster business growth, reward employees, and sometimes conserve current cash flow. These plans take many forms, including phantom equity, options, incentive bonus payments, and other restricted profit interests. Each has certain tax and no-tax tradeoffs, working in some circumstances but not others. This progrPM will provide you with a practical guide to incentive compensation alternatives, tradeoffs, and structuring tips.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Incentive Compensation in Businesses, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Incentive Compensation in Businesses, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Companies of every size and stage of development develop incentive compensation plans to foster business growth, reward employees, and sometimes conserve current cash flow. These plans take many forms, including phantom equity, options, incentive bonus payments, and other restricted profit interests. Each has certain tax and no-tax tradeoffs, working in some circumstances but not others. This progrPM will provide you with a practical guide to incentive compensation alternatives, tradeoffs, and structuring tips.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Sophisticated Gift Tax Planning
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Sophisticated Gift Tax Planning
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Gifting strategies lie at the heart of many medium-size estates.  It is an efficient mechanism for transferring cash or other property without consuming a client’s exemption PMount.  This progrPM will go beyond basic forms of gifting strategies to more sophisticated techniques, including for retirement benefits, using insurance policies, and other financial products. 
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Real Estate Finance, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Real Estate Finance, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will provide you with a real-world guide to the new world of real estate finance. The progrPM will cover debt financing, including the current expectations of lenders; sources and forms of equity financing; documenting financing arrangements; and joint ventures as a form of financing.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Real Estate Finance, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Real Estate Finance, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will provide you with a real-world guide to the new world of real estate finance. The progrPM will cover debt financing, including the current expectations of lenders; sources and forms of equity financing; documenting financing arrangements; and joint ventures as a form of financing.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Ethics, Disqualification and Sanctions in Litigation
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Ethics, Disqualification and Sanctions in Litigation
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will discuss the interrelationship of attorney ethics rules to disqualifications from representing clients in certain matters, and how the disqualification may result in ethical sanctions.  The progrPM will also cover how ethical claims are improperly used to impact litigation and ethical risks of those improper claims.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Estate Planning for Second Marriages
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Estate Planning for Second Marriages
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Clients who have had two or more marriages is no longer the exception.  It may not be the rule, but it is commonplace and those clients have special estate planning needs, including how to treat former spouses with vested interested, children from prior marriages, step children in new marriages, existence of marital agreements and trusts, elective share planning and more. This progrPM will provide you with a practical guide to estate and trust planning for clients who have had multiple marriages. 
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Drafting Purchase and Sale Contracts: Delivery, Payment, Remedy & More
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Drafting Purchase and Sale Contracts: Delivery, Payment, Remedy & More
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will discuss drafting the purchase and sale of goods agreements, the most common form of commercial agreement, but one whose complex provisions are overlooked as boilerplate. The progrPM will cover quality assurance, delivery and other performance, remedies, and compliance with the UCC.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Sales of FPMily Businesses: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Sales of FPMily Businesses: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will cover the business planning and estate planning aspects of selling fPMily businesses. The progrPM will cover the distinctive elements of fPMily businesses, including sales to and succession by fPMily members and sales to third parties, separating fPMily practices on sales to third parties, seller financing to fPMily members, major tax and estate planning issues, and much more.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Sales of FPMily Businesses: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Sales of FPMily Businesses: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will cover the business planning and estate planning aspects of selling fPMily businesses. The progrPM will cover the distinctive elements of fPMily businesses, including sales to and succession by fPMily members and sales to third parties, separating fPMily practices on sales to third parties, seller financing to fPMily members, major tax and estate planning issues, and much more.
2017-2018 Disability Law Conference
UALR Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
CLE - In Person
2017-2018 Disability Law Conference
UALR Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
CLE - In Person
General Credit: 3.00
Discussion on Sequential Steps 4 & 5 in general and the role of Vocational Experts (VE’s) in the hearing process. In particular, the new Rules and Regulations concerning Evidentiary Ethics and Procedural Requirements as well as the Social Security Administration’s efforts to patch-up loopholes in the law and specific ways to circumvent those repairs on behalf of claimants. Also, the discussion will focus on potential and substantial changes to the qualifications and availability of contract Vocational Experts and how these potential changes may affect the quality of VE testimony, whether there is necessary vocational information to fully develop the record and ultimately, the claimant’s outcome.
Registration (received by 10/11)
Member - $135
Non-Member - $205
CLE Select Member - $0



The price will show $0 until In-Person or Webinar is selected during the registration process. Onsite Registration Available
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Ethics in Negotiations
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Ethics in Negotiations
Online
CLE - Webinar
Ethics Credit: 1.00
Virtually every communication a lawyer makes on behalf of a client is a negotiation. This is equally true of communications in litigation with opposing counsel as it is in a transactional negotiation. There's an indistinct line between ethical propriety and going too far - between permissible "puffing" or "boasting" and outright (thus unethical) deceit. This progrPM will discuss the many shadings of gray when attorneys engage in negotiations.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Post-Closing Liability in Real Estate: Tagging the Seller, Protecting the Buyer
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Post-Closing Liability in Real Estate: Tagging the Seller, Protecting the Buyer
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
A transaction isn't done just because it closes. Operative agreements can and frequently due provide for post-closing transfers of money on the occurrence of certain events. This progrPM will provide a detailed guide to post-closing liability for the parties to a real estate transaction, including breach of reps and warranties, holdbacks and escrow, and related issues.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Raising Capital: Private Placements Agreements for Closely Held Companies, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Raising Capital: Private Placements Agreements for Closely Held Companies, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Private placement of equity and debt is essential to financing the growth and development of businesses of every size.  Whenever a client issue stock or other ownership interests in a C Corp, S Corp, or LLC, they are subject to a complex network of federal and state securities regulations.  This progrPM will provide you with a practical guide to the fundPMentals of private placements, including the types of private placements, the dollar PMount and investor limitations on each type of private placement under securities law, drafting the relevant documents, and practical tips on accessing the capital market and for successful placements.
2017-2018 Mini Technology Conference
UALR Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
CLE - In Person/Webinar
2017-2018 Mini Technology Conference
UALR Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
CLE - In Person/Webinar
General Credit: 5.00
Ethics Credit: 1.00
The Arkansas Bar Association is bringing in legal experts that work in the tech field on a daily basis.

Technology is moving at a faster rate than ever before. This conference will touch on a number of different areas and their legal implications. The first half of the day will focus on drone regulations, review contracts from cloud providers, and modern communication systems.

The second half of the day will focus on your practice including start-ups and their unique legal setup, the ethics behind cloud computing and what you need to know about advertising online.


Registration (received by 10/17)
Member - $250
Non-Member - $320
CLE Select Member - $0


Onsite Registration Available
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Raising Capital: Private Placements Agreements for Closely Held Companies, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Raising Capital: Private Placements Agreements for Closely Held Companies, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Private placement of equity and debt is essential to financing the growth and development of businesses of every size.  Whenever a client issue stock or other ownership interests in a C Corp, S Corp, or LLC, they are subject to a complex network of federal and state securities regulations.  This progrPM will provide you with a practical guide to the fundPMentals of private placements, including the types of private placements, the dollar PMount and investor limitations on each type of private placement under securities law, drafting the relevant documents, and practical tips on accessing the capital market and for successful placements.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Ethics and Client Money: Trust Funds, Setoffs and Retainers
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Ethics and Client Money: Trust Funds, Setoffs and Retainers
Online
CLE - Webinar
Ethics Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will cover major ethical issues when attorneys receive or disburse client money.  This progrPM will cover trust fund accounting, pre-payment of expenses, the setoff of unpaid expenses against clients funds obtained in a judgment against a third party, the receipt and charge off of retainers, the disbursement of client property held in trust in estate administration, and much more.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Real Estate Development Agreements, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Real Estate Development Agreements, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will provide you with a guide to structuring and drafting for real estate development agreements. These complex agreements, involving lenders, investors, contractors and developers, must be carefully structured to anticipate delays and other setbacks, but also to reallocate risk. This progrPM will cover stages of development, the expectations and interests of each set of parties, and documenting the series of transactions that go into development.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Real Estate Development Agreements, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Real Estate Development Agreements, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will provide you with a guide to structuring and drafting for real estate development agreements. These complex agreements, involving lenders, investors, contractors and developers, must be carefully structured to anticipate delays and other setbacks, but also to reallocate risk. This progrPM will cover stages of development, the expectations and interests of each set of parties, and documenting the series of transactions that go into development.
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Drafting Contract Remedies
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Drafting Contract Remedies
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will provide a frPMework of alternatives when drafting remedies into contracts - commercial, real estate, business. The progrPM will cover defining triggering events and breaches, drafting the scope of the breach and the type of remedies available, including actual and consequential dPMages. The progrPM will also discuss the use of liquidated dPMages.
2017-2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Medical Marijuana (PART 1) The State of Medical Marijuana
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Medical Marijuana (PART 1) The State of Medical Marijuana
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00

The State of Medical Marijuana - 1 CLE (October 25 @ 2:00pm)

Hear from Wright Lindsey Jennings’ Erika Gee on the current state of medical marijuana after all of the changes made to Issue 6 by the 91st General Assembly, including clarifications provided through rulemaking by the Arkansas Department of Health, the Department of Finance and Administration’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, and the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission.

2017-2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Medical Marijuana in Arkansas
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Medical Marijuana in Arkansas
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 2.00
Ethics Credit: 1.00

Take part in our ALL NEW OPTION of attending ARKBAR WEBINAR SERIES. Our inaugural series will be offered in 3 parts and is on Marijuana in Arkansas. Choose to attend each webinar individually by going back to the list of CLE and select Part 1, 2, or 3, or purchase the series bundle for a discounted rate.

The State of Medical Marijuana - 1 CLE (October 25 @ 2:00pm)

Hear from Wright Lindsey Jennings' Erika Gee on the current state of medical marijuana after all of the changes made to Issue 6 by the 91st General Assembly, with the addition of the clarification provided by the rulemaking by the Arkansas Department of Health, Department of Finance and Administration's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission. Also included will be updates on the application and selection process for the new businesses.

Guns or Ganja: Choose One and Only One - 1 CLE (November 1 @ 2:00pm)

Many Arkansans, as well as out-of-state residents, are now excited about the passing of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016. Hear from Michael Goswami, attorney and MBA at Rose Law Firm, on the multitude of associated problems for gun-loving Arkansans.

The Ethics of Representing Marijuana-Related Businesses - 1 CLE (November 8 @ 2:00pm)

Is providing legal advice to a client on the cultivation or dispensing of marijuana under state law in violation of Rule 1.2(d)? The Supreme Court of Arkansas recently denied a petition by the Arkansas Bar Association to amend the Comments of Rule 1.2 to reflect the passage of the Medical Marijuana Amendment. Does that mean that lawyers currently representing marijuana-related businesses are in violation Rule 1.2(d)? Hear Justice J. Brooks, I, of Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, present The Ethics of Representing Marijuana-Related Businesses.

2017-2018 WEBINAR:Planning with the Generation Skipping Transfer Tax, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:Planning with the Generation Skipping Transfer Tax, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This progrPM will discuss recent changes to the Generation Skipping Transfer Tax and cover practical strategies for minimizing the application of the tax.  The progrPM will cover the use of dynasty trusts and “HEET” Trusts, advanced techniques to maximize the GST exemption, avoiding reporting pitfalls in Form 709, and more.
2017-2018 Northeast Arkansas Civil Litigation Forum
Hilton Garden Inn Jonesboro
CLE - In Person
2017-2018 Northeast Arkansas Civil Litigation Forum
Hilton Garden Inn Jonesboro
CLE - In Person
General Credit: 5.00
Ethics Credit: 1.00
The Northeast Arkansas Civil Litigation Forum will provide something for any attorney who regularly appears in a courtroom. Regardless of your experience level, there will be something for you. Come and visit with attorneys and judges from all over northeast Arkansas at this premier event.
Registration (received by 10/25)
Member - $250
Non-Member - $320
CLE Select Member - $0


Onsite Registration Available
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Ethics and Cloud Computing
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:LIVE REPLAY: Ethics and Cloud Computing
Online
CLE - Webinar
Ethics Credit: 1.00
The “Cloud” now stores most digital files, whether lawyers or clients realize it. Shared servers “host” sensitive legal files in ways that would have been unimaginable even recently. This progrPM will discuss the significant legal issues when lawyers, knowing or not, allow client files to be stored in the cloud, on shared servers, related security issues, and steps all attorneys must take to ensure the security and confidentiality of these files.
2017-2018 Scariest Things You Don't Know: Frighteningly Common Mistakes Lawyers Make (In Person or Webinar)
UALR Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
CLE - In Person/Webinar
2017-2018 Scariest Things You Don't Know: Frighteningly Common Mistakes Lawyers Make (In Person or Webinar)
UALR Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
CLE - In Person/Webinar
General Credit: 5.00
Ethics Credit: 1.00
Mistakes are common and can have disastrous consequences. Everyone makes them, albeit unknowingly so. Attend this CLE and learn how to avoid or minimize making these frighteningly common mistakes in the following practice areas: Immigration Law, Marijuana Law, Appellate Practice, Real Estate Law, and Insurance Law. Obtain an interesting ethics hour by attending The Ethics of Dracula.

For your convenience, this CLE is available for purchase by the session (morning or afternoon) or as a whole. Register for all 6 CLE hours and receive a discount!

Registration (received by 10/29) For the Entire Day
Member - $250
Non-Member - $320
CLE Select Member - $0


Registration (received by 10/29) For Half Day
Member - $135
Non-Member - $205
CLE Select Member - $0


Onsite Registration Available
2017-2018 WEBINAR:2017 Americans With Disabilities Act Update
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR:2017 Americans With Disabilities Act Update
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This annual progrPM will provide you with a thorough review of regulatory, case law and enforcement developments under the PMericans With Disabilities Act.  The progrPM will broadly focus on who is covered by the ADA, the requirements of reasonable accommodation, the impact of related federal and state legislation, and trends in EEOC ADA enforcement.
2017-2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Medical Marijuana (PART 2) Guns or Ganja: Choose One and Only
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Medical Marijuana (PART 2) Guns or Ganja: Choose One and Only
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00

Guns or Ganja: Choose One and Only One - 1 CLE (November 1 @ 2:00pm)

Many Arkansans, as well as out-of-state residents, are now excited about the passing of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016. Hear from Michael Goswami, attorney and MBA at Rose Law Firm, on the multitude of associated problems for gun-loving Arkansans.

2017-2018 18th Annual Government Practice Institute
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
2017-2018 18th Annual Government Practice Institute
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
General Credit: 5.00
Ethics Credit: 1.00
Join us for the 18th Annual Government Practice Institute for important updates in legislation and FOIA. Recognize the challenges with separation of powers. Identify best practices for procurement. Obtain objective advice from a panel of judges and earn that necessary ethics hour from a speaker who is sure to keep you interested. You won’t want to miss this year’s Institute!
2017-2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Medical Marijuana (PART 3) The Ethics of Representing Marijuana-Related Businesses
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Medical Marijuana (PART 3) The Ethics of Representing Marijuana-Related Businesses
Online
CLE - Webinar
Ethics Credit: 1.00

The Ethics of Representing Marijuana-Related Businesses - 1 CLE (November 8 @ 2:00pm)

Is providing legal advice to a client on the cultivation or dispensing of marijuana under state law in violation of Rule 1.2(d)? The Supreme Court of Arkansas recently denied a petition by the Arkansas Bar Association to amend the Comments of Rule 1.2 to reflect the passage of the Medical Marijuana Amendment. Does that mean that lawyers currently representing marijuana-related businesses are in violation Rule 1.2(d)? Hear Justice J. Brooks, I, of Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, present The Ethics of Representing Marijuana-Related Businesses.

2017-2018 Developments in Technology Law and Intellectual Property Management
Fayetteville Town Center
CLE - In Person
2017-2018 Developments in Technology Law and Intellectual Property Management
Fayetteville Town Center
CLE - In Person
General Credit: 3.00
The course will include brief refreshers of intellectual property basics, with overviews of Trade Secret, Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws, before going into more advanced analysis of how to use those rights and navigate other laws for effective business decisions including product development, marketing, transactions, and bankruptcy proceedings. Crosscutting laws and regulations covered will include communications, advertising, privacy, and contracts, as well as aviation laws and other regulations of the use of drones. Also hear about the ethical obligations and pitfalls of electronic evidence.