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2018-2019 WEBINAR: Deal or No Deal, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Deal or No Deal, Part 1
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
After being explained the facts of a real case, the attorney will be presented with a deal. Should the attorney take the deal … or take his or her chance at trial? We will cover inappropriate contact with jurors, fist fighting judges, lying attorneys, inappropriate romantic interludes with clients, substance abuse, and much more.

Featuring Comedian of Law, Joel Oster

Joel Oster is a seasoned litigator and regular speaker to attorneys and non-attorneys alike. He currently is in private practice in Kansas City, specializing in constitutional litigation, campaign finance, sports law and appellate advocacy. Joel has spoken to thousands of attorneys across the United States and has learned from their successful and unsuccessful legal practices. Joel brings this practical perspective to all his seminars.

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on 11/25/18.

2018-2019 WEBINAR: Deal or No Deal, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Deal or No Deal, Part 2
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
After being explained the facts of a real case, the attorney will be presented with a deal. Should the attorney take the deal … or take his or her chance at trial? We will cover inappropriate contact with jurors, fist fighting judges, lying attorneys, inappropriate romantic interludes with clients, substance abuse, and much more.

Featuring Comedian of Law, Joel Oster

Joel Oster is a seasoned litigator and regular speaker to attorneys and non-attorneys alike. He currently is in private practice in Kansas City, specializing in constitutional litigation, campaign finance, sports law and appellate advocacy. Joel has spoken to thousands of attorneys across the United States and has learned from their successful and unsuccessful legal practices. Joel brings this practical perspective to all his seminars.

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on 11/25/18.

2018-2019 WEBINAR: Least Restrictive Environment, Discipline Practices, and Restraint and Seclusion
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Least Restrictive Environment, Discipline Practices, and Restraint and Seclusion
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Speaker: Debra Poulin, Legal Director, Disability Rights Arkansas

Description:
This course will present an overview of key educational rights of and protections for students with disabilities in public schools who may be experiencing behavioral problems and facing disciplinary actions. The focus will be on legal requirements for an education in the least restrictive environment and protections for students with disabilities in connection with school placement and discipline. The overview will provide basic knowledge of important legal concepts that arise in a variety of legal forums and contexts, including in the courts and in representation of students with disabilities, their parents and their public schools.

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm the night before the webinar.

2018-2019 WEBINAR: Using Employment Agreements and Restrictive Covenants Effectively
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Using Employment Agreements and Restrictive Covenants Effectively
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Speaker: Mr. Gregory Northen of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.

Description: This webinar will discuss common personnel policies, agreements and restrictive covenants to control competitive business information, confidential data, and other information important to businesses and organizations. We’ll discuss the Arkansas statute on Non-Competition Agreements as well as general standards for using Non-Solicitation Agreements and/or Non-Disclosure Agreements. Finally, I’ll also update a recent NLRB Opinion Letter relating to handbook policies (no recording devices, confidentiality policies, etc…) as they relate to such workplace issues, including social media.

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm the night before the webinar.

2018-2019 WEBINAR: Monsters Behind the Machines...How Child Predators Use Computers and Other Elec.
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Monsters Behind the Machines...How Child Predators Use Computers and Other Elec.
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Monsters behind the Machines…How Child Predators use Computers and other Electronics to Facilitate their Abuse

Speaker: Jill Irwin, Assistant Attorney General, Special Investigations Department/Cyber Crimes Unit, Office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm the night before the webinar.

2018-2019 WEBINAR: Protecting Client Information in a Digital Age
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Protecting Client Information in a Digital Age
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Speaker: Jessica Hoffman, CEO, FamilyDocket

Description: This course will cover how lawyers can protect client information in an increasingly mobile and digital world. The first part of the course will give an overview of some of the regulatory, fiduciary and ethical duties lawyers have related to client information. ABA model rules of professional conduct as well as Arkansas state rules will be reviewed. The second part of the course will focus on the new risks of inadvertent disclosure that arise from technology. And, in the final part of the course, we will feature practical tips that lawyers can take to help safeguard their own information and that of their clients.

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm the night before the webinar.

2018-2019 WEBINAR: Drafting Buy/Sell Agreements: Frequently Overlooked Provisions
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Drafting Buy/Sell Agreements: Frequently Overlooked Provisions
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Speaker: Tiffany Godwin of Capshaw Green, PLLC

Description:
This presentation will explore some provisions of buy-sell agreements between owners of closely-held business entities that attorneys may fail to consider when drafting those agreements. It will begin with a brief overview of the basic requirements for stock transfer restrictions under Arkansas law and then move on to a more in-depth discussion of some specific provisions that are frequently overlooked or left out of buy-sell agreements. While the portion of the presentation relating to statutory compliance will focus on corporations, much of the presentation will be applicable to owners of limited liability companies and partnerships as well.

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm the night before the webinar.

2018-2019 WEBINAR: Ethics and Email
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Ethics and Email
Online
CLE - Webinar
Ethics Credit: 1.00
Speaker: Kathy McCarroll, Friday, Eldridge & Clark LLP

Description:
For most of us, email is an essential part of practicing law and doing business in today’s world. It is quick, cost-efficient, and convenient. It’s no wonder that research estimates that the number of business-related emails sent per day in 2018 will soar to more than 281 billion. By 2022, that number is expected to reach more than 333 billion.

While email has emerged as the preferred form of communication for most professionals, it poses special ethical challenges for lawyers. For attorneys, hitting “send” can implicate their duties of confidentiality and even competence. This webinar is aimed at exploring the ethical challenges lawyers face when using email and providing best practices. Some of the topics covered will include: preserving confidentiality; emails as evidence; use of e-mail tracking software; maintenance of the attorney-client privilege; e-mail retention; and etiquette.

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm the night before the webinar.

2018-2019 WEBINAR: Dealing with Scandal: A Lawyer's Role in Crisis Communications
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Dealing with Scandal: A Lawyer's Role in Crisis Communications
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Speaker: Brian J. Stephens, CEO, Caissa Public Strategy

Description:
The interplay between the courts of law and the court of public opinion are overlapping in ways they never covered in law school. From traditional media, to blogs, to social media, outside communications must be handled in ways that protect your client’s rights.

Scandals aren’t new, but the potential for misinformation to spread and damage your client is at an all-time high. From environmental disasters to information hacks to alleged criminal acts committed by top ranking officers, learning the steps to take when your client is facing a scandal will help protect the long-term reputation of the client and may stop or help in any potential legal matters.

Scandals not only affect a client’s reputation, but may also have significant legal implications, and lawyers are often brought in from the beginning.

In this 1-hour workshop, Brian will give you the steps that are crucial to the success of you and your client’s reputation and help you learn to deal with the court of public opinion. The interplay between the courts of law and the court of public opinion are overlapping in ways they never covered in law school.

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm the night before the webinar.

2018-2019 WEBINAR: Maximizing Your Client’s Return--Investigating Product Cases in Typical Negligent
Online
CLE - Webinar
2018-2019 WEBINAR: Maximizing Your Client’s Return--Investigating Product Cases in Typical Negligent
Online
CLE - Webinar
General Credit: 1.00
Maximizing Your Client’s Return--Investigating Product Cases in Typical Negligent and Workers' Comp Cases

Speaker: Stewart Matthews, S.D. Matthews & Associates, PLLC

Description:
This topic is intended to help attorneys maximize the return to their clients for their injuries by looking at other potential liable targets. In short, let’s not leave any money on the table when there may be another person or company responsible for your client’s injuries lurking in the shadows. In a car accident, is the manufacturer of the car liable? Manufacturer of the seatbelt? Manufacturer of the seat? If a person is injured at work, is the only recourse the employer, or is the equipment manufacturer liable? How do we know? What do we look for in these cases? What questions do we ask of our client or in discovery? This course will provide some insight and hopefully spur on the imagination to turn over rocks previously not noticed in an effort to find a way to help increase your client’s recuperation from their injuries and your own return on your investment into the case. Perhaps there are two bites to be taken from the apple.

Registration is $60 for ArkBar members, $90 for non-members, and free with Membership PLUS. If you have purchased Membership PLUS and would like to register, please email your name, Supreme Court ID, and the title of this event to Alexis Teal or call 501-801-5675. If you have not purchased Membership PLUS and would like more information, please click here.

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Registration will close at 11:59pm the night before the webinar.

2018-2019 December Board of Governors
BOG Event
2018-2019 December Board of Governors
BOG Event
2018-2019 57th Annual Arkansas Federal Tax Institute (AFTI)
Embassy Suites Little Rock
CLE - In Person
2018-2019 57th Annual Arkansas Federal Tax Institute (AFTI)
Embassy Suites Little Rock
CLE - In Person

This event is hosted by the Arkansas Society of CPAs and co-sponsored by the Arkansas Bar Association. The agenda and CLE hours will be available soon. In order to register, please click the link below to be directed to the ASCPA website where you'll need to create an online account/login, if you don't already have one.

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