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MSBA Offers Free CLEs to All Legal Professionals

From now through June 30, 2020, the MSBA is offering free access to 150+ CLE and non-CLE on-demand webinars to all 40,000 Maryland attorneys.

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Upcoming MSBA Webinars

 

MSBA Presents: A Brave New World: Remote Execution of Estate Planning Documents

May 1, 2020 (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST)

This Webinar will cover the basic requirements for executing estate planning documents under Governor Hogan’s Executive Orders permitting Remote Witnessing and Notarization. It will also offer a short demonstrative video, and the presenters’ insights as to best practices and possible pitfalls. Faculty: Leanne F. Broyles, Frost & Associates, LLC, Jonathan G. Lasley, Stewart, Plant & Blumenthal, LLC, Lynn B. Sassin, Gordon Feinblatt LLC, David E. Sessions, Franke, Sessions & Beckett LLC.

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MSBA Presents: Covid-19 Planning Considerations from a Public Health Perspective

May 4, 2020 (10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EST)

Learn crucial and timely information on the current pandemic, and how that information can impact planning considerations for law firms and other businesses as they assess their plans for reopening. Speaker: Trudy Henson, Public Health Program Director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security.

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MSBA Presents: Expungements: What You Need to Know

May 4, 2020 (1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST)

Join us for a program that gives you more than just the basics on expungement law so you can quickly advise and assist your client when the need arises. Knowing this one extra concept can only enhance your law practice! This program will cover the following topics: What is an expungement? How is an expungement different than shielding? Why expunge a case and why shouldn’t you? What is and what is not eligible for expungement? What you must consider before being approached by someone seeking expungement assistance.

Faculty: Erik S. Atas, Zirkin & Schmerling Law

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MSBA Presents: Special Education Services in Maryland during the COVID-19 School Closures

May 12, 2020 (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST)

Attendees will learn about the most recent Federal and State guidance to school systems regarding the provision of educational services during the pandemic. Participants will walk away with practical tips to advocate for and obtain necessary educational supports and services for students with disabilities. Faculty: Mark Martin, Law Offices of Mark B. Martin, P.A.

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On Demand MSBA Webinars

 

MSBA Presents: Custody & Visitation Issues During the Pandemic

MSBA’s Family Law Section Attorneys Brian Pearlstein, Rebecca Fleming, V. Peter Markuski, Jr., and Craig Borchers, will address custody/visitation issues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and associated stay-at-home order and work/school shutdowns. We will also discuss how each county is handling filings and remote hearings in domestic matters.

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MSBA Presents: Gearing up for Round 2: PPP for the Self-Employed and Why We Sued the Federal Government

Join MSBA’s Taxation Section as we review the basic eligibility for PPP and how to calculate loan and forgiveness amounts for all classes of eligibility, but with a detailed discussion about special issues related to the self-employed/independent contractor. There will also be a brief discussion of the class action lawsuit that Frost Law filed last week related to the PPP program. Faculty: Rebecca Sheppard, Esq. and Peter Haukebo, Esq. of Frost Law.

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MSBA Presents: Midday Reset

Looking for some stress relief? Join James Hyland for a Midday Reset. He will share and guide you through simple, accessible yet effective ways that you can use anytime to quiet your mind, release stress and move through your day with a sense of flow. This is a way to do something that will leave you feeling lighter + more energized. It combines breath work, gratitude, meditation, journaling, movement and affirmations all in 45 minutes. Whether this is a totally new concept to you or if you practice this every day, you’re in the perfect place to join.

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Force Majeure and Business Disruption Insurance Issues During the Pandemic

Join the MSBA’s Business Law Section for this free webinar. Presenters Swata Ghandi, Saul Ewing, Roy Niedermeyer, Paley Rothman, Alex Creticos, Miles & Stockbridge, Joseph Beaver, Miles & Stockbridge will review force majeure clauses and common law, and a review of business interruption insurance claims.

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MSBA and MAJ Family Law Section Webinar: Handling Child Visitation Issues Amid a Pandemic

Please join the MSBA and the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ) for a free bench-bar webinar regarding child visitation and other family law issues during this pandemic. How is each circuit interpreting Judge Barbera’s directive regarding family law emergencies? What’s getting heard and what’s not? How are the judges and magistrates utilizing technology? Please log on to ask questions, provide comments and share your clients’ experiences during this challenging time. Speakers: Hon. Donna McCabe Schaeffer, Associate Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court; Magistrate Timothy P. Thurtle, Anne Arundel County Circuit (original date: April 14, 2020). Available on MSBA YouTube Channel.

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MSBA Presents: COVID 19-Related Consumer Fraud Issues and Law Enforcement

Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the District of Maryland, Evelyn Cusson, Aaron Zelinsky, and Sean Delaney will share updates on COVID-19 related fraud schemes and law enforcement efforts to combat those schemes (original date: April 15, 2020).

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MSBA Presents: Caution Ahead: Paycheck Protection Program Updates and Considerations for the Self-Employed

Rebecca Sheppard and Peter Haukebo, from Frost Law, hold an in-depth discussion regarding the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act and important considerations when applying for the loan and seeking forgiveness of the loan (original date: April 14, 2020).

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MSBA Presents: No Need to Freak Out: A Conversation About Security of Online Video Platforms

How secure are Zoom and other video conferencing platforms? Do recent news reports give users cause for concern? Perhaps, but it may not be that bad. Join MSBA’s ADR Section for a conversation about managing your law or mediation practice with video conferencing platforms. Speakers: L.M.D.D. Biggs, James Motsay, Jeff Trueman (original date: April 13, 2020).

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MSBA Presents: The Paycheck Protection Program and Important CARES Act Benefits to Help You and Your Clients

Join the MSBA Taxation Section for this timely, free webinar. Attorneys Glen Frost, Matthew Kraeuter, Eli Noff, from Frost Law, along with Janice Shih of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service discuss and analyze the CARES Act, and the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) Loan Program, EIDL Loan Program, State Loan Programs, and Tax Incentives for businesses. (original date: April 8, 2020). Available on MSBA Youtube channel and Soundcloud.

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MSBA Presents: Financial Wellness for Attorneys: Budgeting In A Crisis

The Maryland State Bar Association in conjunction with Dana S. Gloor, Esq., are creating a video series: Financial Wellness for Attorneys. The first video in the series, “Budgeting in a Crisis,” is now available on the MSBA Youtube channel.

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MSBA Presents: Dealing with COVID-19: What Estate & Trust and Elder Attorneys Need to Know

Join MSBA’s Estates and Trust Section and Elder Law Section for a discussion about CDC guidelines, estate issues, and Medicaid issues. Speakers: Elsa Smith, Kelly Pretoroti, Lori Mayorga, Morris Klein. You may view the session on MSBA’s Youtube Channel. (Original date: April 2, 2020)

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MSBA Presents: Emergency Mediation (ODR) Virtual Town Hall

Join MSBA’s ADR Section for a free virtual town hall in which experienced mediators discuss best practices for conducting online mediations during the pandemic and share ideas for managing their practices virtually. Attorney mediators Jolie Weinberg, Ceecee Paizs, and John Greer will lead this discussion. You may view the session on MSBA’s Youtube Channel. (Original date: April 2, 2020)

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MSBA Presents: COVID-19 in the Workplace: Your Questions Answered

Join MSBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section for a free webinar on COVID-19 workplace issues, including EEOC updates to pandemic guidance, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, medical inquiries related to coronavirus, leave and employment insurance policies, negligence issues, and OSHA guidance. Speakers: Glendora Hughes, Darryl McCallum, Joyce Smithey, John Henderson. You may view the session on MSBA’s Youtube Channel. (Original date: April 1, 2020)

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MSBA Presents: Surviving as a Solo or Small Firm

Join MSBA for a webinar on ethical considerations (Irwin Kramer), keeping the lights on (Glen Frost), managing a remote staff (Valerie Nowottnick) and managing isolation (Lisa Caplan). We invite all members to join as the information may be widely applicable. Click below to view a summary and to view the recording. You may also view the session on MSBA’s Youtube Channel or Soundcloud (original date: March 31, 2020).

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Law in the Time of Covid-19: Managing a Remote Law Practice

Join MSBA member Adam Spence as he shares tips for how to run a remote practice. Click the button below to view recording and to access materials.

(Original date: March 26, 2020)

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Other Upcoming Webinars

 

Upcoming Webinars from LawPay

Register for free upcoming webinars from MSBA benefits partner LawPay, with potential CLE credit in multiple jurisdictions.

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Upcoming Webinars from Offit Kurman

Register for upcoming webinars from MSBA partner firm Offit Kurman to help you through the COVID crisis.

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Upcoming Webinars from Venable LLP

Register for upcoming webinars from MSBA partner firm Venable LLP to help you through the COVID crisis.

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Practical Pointers for Business Owners to Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic (Central Maryland Chamber)

May 7, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and dramatically impacted each and every individual and all businesses. Keeping up with the pandemic, which is easier said than done, is critical to business stability, adaptability, and sustainability. With the fast-paced developments, changing guidance, and complicated legal updates relating to COVID-19, business owners can find themselves overwhelmed. Join the Central Maryland Chamber, Kelcie Longaker, Veronica Yu, and moderator, Mike Cammarata.

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Other On Demand Webinars

 

COVID-19 During Litigation: A Brief Tour of What is Happening Across Jurisdictions (Fastcase)

A real-time analysis of litigation during the COVID-19 pandemic presented by Michael Sander, Founder and Managing Director, Docket Alarm, and how to keep up to date on these cases.

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Change in Plan: Practicing Law at Home and Off-Site in Peace and Confidence During Times of Stress

On-Demand Webinar

One of MSBA’s partner organizations, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, has created a webinar for any lawyer who is suddenly making plans for working offsite and developing a home office in response to community health concerns and social distancing. Find out from work-from-home attorneys and legal technology consultants the best advice for being productive and keeping clients happy from your home office. View the webinar anytime on MSBA’s YouTube channel.

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Upcoming Webinars from Minnesota Lawyers Mutual

Click here for all on-demand programs from MSBA partner Minnesota Lawyer Mutual.

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How to Run a Virtual Office

Spiggle Law

Tom Spiggle and Angela Miller of the Spiggle Law Firm discuss how they’ve been successfully utilizing software and communication strategies to run a virtual office for the past several years.

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Congressional and Legal Update for Small Businesses

On Demand from NFIB

NFIB discusses legislative updates and details on efforts to address small business concerns with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, as well as how employers should start planning for the potential of large-scale business disruptions.

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COVID-19 is Here, Now What?

On Demand from Association of Legal Administrators

From business insurance issues to risk management implications to leading your population through uncertainty, Pillsbury partner David Klein and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Pearson share practical approaches law firms can take in this uncertain time.

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Additional Webinars

Click below for more information on additional learning opportunities. These posts are sourced from the MSBA blog.

May 29,2020

Overview of USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (“CFAP”)

By Criselle Anderson
May 29,2020

Consumer Bankruptcy Section Covid-19 Webinar: Forbearance of Student Loans and Mortgages Under the CARES Act

By Criselle Anderson
May 14,2020

Emerging from COVID19 – economic update

By Criselle Anderson