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2017-2018 WEBINAR: Sophisticated Choice of Entity, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Sophisticated Choice of Entity, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
This program will provide you with a detailed discussion of advanced choice of entity considerations for all types of businesses. The program will cover the impact of regulatory considerations, compensation and fringe benefit issues, special considerations for service businesses, governance issues and the ability to restrict owner conduct and modify fiduciary duties, income and employment tax considerations, and much more.
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Drafting Waivers of Conflicts of Interests
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Drafting Waivers of Conflicts of Interests
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Ethics rules allow attorneys to represent certain parties in certain matters even if there is a conflict of interest, but only if the attorney obtains an effective waiver of the conflict from the clients involved. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the process of obtain a waiver and drafting waiver letters
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Sexual Harassment Prevention
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Sexual Harassment Prevention
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
It’s in the news daily, but do your company’s managers and supervisors know how to identify or even respond to allegations of sexual harassment? This webinar is designed to teach managers and supervisors how to address this critical issue and help avoid making headlines. Attendees will learn: 1) What is sexual harassment and the different forms of sexual harassment 2) Steps to take toward preventing sexual harassment in the workplace 3) How to handle complaints of sexual harassment and avoid retaliation claims Attendees will also review a few scenarios to see if they can recognize harassment, the best way to respond, and address best practices on how to create a harassment-free workplace.
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Estate & Trust Planning for Educational Expenses
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Estate & Trust Planning for Educational Expenses
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
One of the largest expenses most people will have in their lifetimes is for the education of their children and/or grandchildren. State-sponsored Section 529 plans are available in a variety of forms to help pay for educational expenses, but they are not appropriate for all clients. This program will discuss the range of estate and trust planning options available for educational expenses, including the various forms of Section 529 plans, alternative trust plans, issues with the “Kiddie Tax,” and how these plans fit into your clients’ larger estate planning.
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Real Estate Update
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Real Estate Update
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
The Chair of the Real Estate Section and the Editor in Chief of the Arkansas Real Estate Review, Cliff McKinney and Lynn Foster, will discuss the latest Arkansas real estate cases of interest. Join them for an hour of interesting conversation about the latest in Arkansas real estate law!
2017-2018 57th Annual Natural Resources Institute
Hotel Hot Springs
CLE - In Person
2017-2018 57th Annual Natural Resources Institute
Hotel Hot Springs
CLE - In Person
General Credit: 6.00
Ethics Credit: 2.00
Join us in Hot Springs February 28th - March 2nd for the 57th Annual Natural Resources Institute. Some of the topics include: recent developments in Natural Resources Law, AOGC update, ethical implications of lawyer shaming, ground and surface water regulations, oil and gas lease covenants plus more. We will have our annual Natural Resources Section meeting Wednesday afternoon followed by the "must attend" reception. Last but not least there's Oaklawn!
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Service Level Agreements in Technology Contracting
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Service Level Agreements in Technology Contracting
Online
CLE - Webinar

Online registration ends 3/01/2018 at midnight.
Service Level Agreements set a baseline of service that a vendor provides a client. The underlying services often involve IT, telecom, web hosting, or other technology services. SLAs are essential to ensuring a client receives the benefit of the bargain. This program will provide you a guide to reviewing and drafting SLAs.

2017-2018 WEBINAR: Ethics on Restricted Activities for Public Servants
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Ethics on Restricted Activities for Public Servants
Online
CLE - Webinar
Ethics Credit: 1.00

Online registration ends 3/02/2018 at midnight.
This training will focus on restrictions on the conduct of public servants concerning campaign activities, ballot measures, conflicts of interest and special treatment, use of confidential information, and gift-giving in the public sector.

2017-2018 WEBINAR: Successor Liability in Business Transactions
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Successor Liability in Business Transactions
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00

Online registration ends 3/06/2018 at midnight.
When buyers acquire business assets, they do not generally also acquire the seller's liabilities unless they attach to that asset. However, there are many common law theories that "tag" the buyer with the seller's business liabilities seen when the underlying asset was not collateral. This program will provide you with a guide to the instances where the buyer succeeds by to the seller's liabilities and practical strategies for avoiding those liabilities.

2017-2018 WEBINAR: LIVE REPLAY: Ethics of Representing the Elderly
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: LIVE REPLAY: Ethics of Representing the Elderly
Online
CLE - Webinar
Ethics Credit: 1.00

Online registration ends 3/08/2018 at midnight.
Attorneys representing elderly clients have many special ethical challenges.  Foremost is the question of competency to make major decisions. There are also issues related to identifying your client, confidentiality issues when the client relies on family members or other caregivers, preserving the attorney-client privilege, and issues related to the discovery of financial or physical exploitation.  This program will cover these and other important ethical issues when attorneys represent the elderly.

2017-2018 41st Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference
The Capital Hotel
CLE - In Person
2017-2018 41st Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference
The Capital Hotel
CLE - In Person
General Credit: 8.50
Ethics Credit: 1.00
Join us for the 41st Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference on March 8-9, 2018, at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock. We have added a Boot Camp this year on Thursday afternoon for those who might want to venture into this area of the law or those who want a refresher course on the basics. You will hear an overview of the discrimination statutes, plus Tammy Glover, EEOC Mediator, will be here to discuss mediation and investigations. You will also hear both sides of the bar discuss employment agreements. On Friday, we have a full day of current topics, including: an update on the 8th Circuit, jury selection in employment cases, the NLRB, unemployment claims, collective actions, ethical issues in sexual harassment claims, and the state of medical marijuana. Lunch will be provided (right after our Section meeting). So, whether you are a current Section member or about to become one, join us for Thursday only (3 General CLE hours), Friday only (6.5 General & 1 Ethics CLE hours) , or stay for the entire conference (9.5 CLE hours, including 1 Ethics).
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Drafting Professional and Personal Services Agreements
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Drafting Professional and Personal Services Agreements
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
In a service based economy, the delivery of professional services is often more important to a company's success than the manufacture and delivery of goods. Personal services agreements, however, are different than goods-based contracts, involving different performance standards, reporting and deliver, remedies, and more. This program will provide you with a guide to drafting major provisions of professional services agreements.
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Fid. Duties in Closely-held Companies: What Owners Owe the Bus. & Other Owners
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Fid. Duties in Closely-held Companies: What Owners Owe the Bus. & Other Owners
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00

Online registration ends 3/13/2018 at midnight.
Owners of closely held companies are unlike shareholders of publicly traded corporations. Closely held owners, whether members of an LLC or partners of a partnership or shareholders of a closely held C or S Corp, often owe other owners fiduciary duties. This may be because they are also directors or managers of the entity or because they are majority holders owing a duty to minority holders. This program will provide you with a guide to fiduciary duties inside closely held companies.

2017-2018 WEBINAR: Role of LLCs in Trust and Estate Planning
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Role of LLCs in Trust and Estate Planning
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00

Online registration ends 3/14/2018 at midnight.
Even with careful drafting and internal law firm controls, errors are sometimes made in transactional documents. Rescission allows certain agreements or provisions to be voided. But rescinding certain provisions of an agreement or the agreement itself is fraught with risk - legal liability and tax liability. This program will provide you with a guide to best practices with rescission and the practical substantive legal and tax consequences.

2017-2018 22nd Annual Debtor/Creditor Law Institute
Embassy Suites Little Rock
CLE - In Person
2017-2018 22nd Annual Debtor/Creditor Law Institute
Embassy Suites Little Rock
CLE - In Person
General Credit: 8.50
Ethics Credit: 1.00
Join us for the 22nd Annual Debtor/Creditor Law Institute Thursday and Friday, March 29th & 30th at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. This year’s program includes: Chapter 11 issues, case law updates, panels with Trustees and attorneys for both creditors and debtors, a bankruptcy quiz game presented by the Judges, and an Ethics hour on Social Media. We will also host our annual Debtor/Creditor Section Meeting immediately after lunch (provided) on Thursday.
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Clear, Unequivocal and Certain: Drafting Indemn. and Hold Harmless Agreements
Online
CLE - Webinar
2017-2018 WEBINAR: Clear, Unequivocal and Certain: Drafting Indemn. and Hold Harmless Agreements
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Indemnification and hold harmless agreements are one of the most powerful tools attorneys have in assisting their clients in allocating risk and reducing liability exposure in business and real estate transactions. This program will examine the major elements in drafting indemnification and hold harmless agreements and provisions including the scope, exculpatory language and carve-outs, procedural considerations and enforceability.

Online registration ends 4/12/2018 at midnight.


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2017-2018 Federal Practice
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
2017-2018 Federal Practice
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
General Credit: 5.00
Ethics Credit: 1.00
Online registration ends 4/11/2018 at midnight.


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2017-2018 Civil Rights Litigation for the Government Lawyer
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
2017-2018 Civil Rights Litigation for the Government Lawyer
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
General Credit: 3.00
Make plans to attend this half day CLE on Civil Rights at the Arkansas Bar Center offering 3 CLE hours. The Civil Rights Section will hold its annual section meeting from 3:15–3:30.

Online registration ends 4/12/2018 at midnight.


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2017-2018 Media, Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
2017-2018 Media, Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
General Credit: 3.00
A legal overview of current issues facing companies that do business online or in technology-based industries. This course will include brief refreshers of intellectual property and privacy law, with discussion of recent developments in Copyright, Trademark, Advertising, Privacy, Data Security, Trade Secrets, and Patent Law. Join us before the CLE for a light breakfast and the IP Section Meeting.

Online registration ends 4/19/2018 at midnight.


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2017-2018 Special Education Conference
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
2017-2018 Special Education Conference
Arkansas Bar Center
CLE - In Person/Webinar
General Credit: 5.00
Ethics Credit: 1.00
Online registration ends 4/26/2018 at midnight.

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2017-2018 22nd Annual Environmental Law Conference
Crescent Hotel
CLE - In Person
2017-2018 22nd Annual Environmental Law Conference
Crescent Hotel
CLE - In Person
More information, including registration, coming soon.
If you have questions, please contact Alexis Teal.

2017-2018 Annual Meeting
Hot Springs Convention Center
Annual Meeting
2017-2018 Annual Meeting
Hot Springs Convention Center
Annual Meeting
This is our best event of the year. Over the course of three days of continuing legal education you will takeaway tools and skills that can improve your practice. The combination of local and national speakers provide our widest range of CLE this year. Almost 1,000 attorneys and judges attend each year, making the ArkBar Annual Meeting the best event to connect with attorneys from across the state.

Full meeting registration includes all CLE Programs (including the AttPro Risk Management Program on Wednesday), Electronic Course Materials, Receptions, Hospitality Areas, Exhibit Hall, Entertainment, Continental Breakfasts, Breaks, & Lunch. Lunch Tickets are provided for each registrant and will be collected at the door.