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Everyone’s Trying to Get in on the Act

I saw an ad today for a university-sponsored legal project management 1 course for in-house counsel. I checked out the instructors, figuring that a reputable university would of course engage one of the specialists in this area. In this case I assumed it would be one of my colleague-competitors...

The challenges of change in managing lawyer careers

Our firm is currently advising several law firms about improvements to their career management policies and procedures. In some legal markets this has become a very important strategic issue - not just one of internal human resources management. In order to make the improvements that are necessary...

ICE Agents’ Union Delays Training On New Policy On Deportation

"The federal agency in charge of deportations is conducting a far-reaching training course to push immigration enforcement officers and prosecutors nationwide to focus their efforts on removing immigrants convicted of crimes. The training course is the clearest sign yet that administration officials...

Pro Bono Training on Immigration Court Representation; New Orleans, Feb. 1, 2012

"The ABA Section of Litigation’s Immigration Litigation Committee and the ABA Commission on Immigration are sponsoring Pro Bono Training: The Essentials of Immigration Court Representation [PDF] on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...

Asylum Officer Basic Training Course Lesson Modules

"The Asylum Officer Basic Training Course lesson modules are used to train Asylum Officers at the mandatory 5-week AOBTC. The AOBTC lesson modules were developed and are updated by the Asylum Division following a standardized procedure for U.S. Government training initiatives. The materials...

Free Training in D.C. in July - Fighting Notario Fraud: Consumer Protection Theories

Monday, July 23, 2012, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Bryan Cave LLP, 1155 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004 - How to Spot Notario Fraud and What Information to Collect From Your Clients When You Do; Filing Complaints Against Notarios in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.; Issues When Litigating Notario...

Arizona Orders Immigration Law Training for Police

"Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday ordered the redistribution of materials to train police to enforce the state's tough immigration crackdown, in a sign that she expects the Supreme Court to endorse the measure in coming days. ... Brewer ordered the redistribution of training materials...

NFL Replacement Referees-the Lessons of Training Temporary Employees

The short autumn of our discontent is over as the United States has ended one of its greatest national convolutions of recent memory. Am I speaking of the attack on the US Consulate in Libya; the current stalemate of US politics and the Presidential race or the upcoming financial cliff on which the US...

Free Web Training Dec. 6th: Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Other Serious Crimes

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) cordially invite interested stakeholders to participate in a web-ex training session on December 6, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 pm (Eastern). During this training subject matter experts from the USCIS Vermont Service Center and Office of Policy and Strategy...

Matter of CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.

A recognized organization’s application for initial accreditation of a proposed representative must show that the individual has recently completed at least one formal training course that was designed to give new practitioners a solid overview of the fundamentals of immigration law and procedure...

Free Training: Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Other Serious Crimes

" U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) cordially invites interested stakeholders to participate in a web-ex training session on April 17, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 pm (Eastern) . During this training subject matter experts from the USCIS Vermont Service Center and Office of Policy and...

Should the Taxpayers of San Diego Pay Filner's Legal Fees in His Sexual Harassment Case?

Chutzpah is "that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he's an orphan." (Dang, Leo Rosten , you were good!) Well, anyway, that brings us to Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego, California. Home of Ron Burgundy...

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More Compliance Lessons from the Asiana/SFO Crash Investigation

I have long been interested in the intersection in the changes in attitude regarding safety in the workplace by corporations and the changing attitudes on doing business through bribery and corruption. As a trial lawyer defending corporations in catastrophic accident lawsuits, I saw a sea change in the...

California Fair Claims And SIU Regulations Require Annual Training

You Must Comply With California Regulations by September 1 Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations All insurers doing business in California must comply with the requirements of California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations (the “Regulations”) or face the ire of, and...

Virginia: Wrongful Death Action Related to Death of Police Recruit From Blow to Head in Training Barred by Exclusivity

The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the dismissal of a widow’s wrongful death action filed against the chief of police of the City of Norfolk and other police officials following the death of her husband, who died after receiving several blows to the head during his training as a recruit at...

Oct. 15th USCIS Webinar: Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes

Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a webinar training session on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to...

NIPNLG Immigration Damages Litigation Webinar Series

"There are four (4) webinars in the series. The webinars are priced at $50 each or all four for $175. You will be able to select how many and which webinar(s) you plan to attend during the online registration process. This webinar series is not being offered for CLE credit. NIPNLG Webinar Training...

New York State Lobbyists Required to Complete Training Before End of 2014

As a result of broad ethics reform legislation enacted in 2011, the New York State Legislative Law mandates that the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE or the Commission) “provide an online ethics training course for individuals registered as lobbyists.” The law further...

AFL-CIO Launches Effort to Protect Undocumented Workers

"The AFL-CIO began a nationwide campaign Tuesday to help thousands of undocumented immigrants sign up for President Obama's programs to protect them from deportation and allow them to work legally in the USA. The massive effort is moving forward despite the fact that two of Obama's three...

Attorneys, Law Students Train for Pro Bono Asylum Cases for Detained Refugee Moms, Kids in Texas

"For the mothers and children detained at an immigrant facility in Karnes County, about 100 miles south of Austin, their best chance for release is to find attorneys willing to represent them pro bono. And in turn, the lawyers willing to take on these cases need specific training. So this week at...

7 Things Employers Should Do to Avoid a ProPublica Report

I am reading the ProPublica Report with great interest because there are so many things I agree with. After reading all the press brouhaha over this report however, I still regard the high cost of workers compensation (for those companies which do have high costs) mostly as a management problem. The...

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Title IV Eligibility for Students Without a High School Diploma Who Are Enrolled in Eligible Career Pathway Programs

On May 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education ("ED" or "the Department") released guidance regarding a December 2014 amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, that makes an individual without a high school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) or who did not...

Insurance May Cover Call Recording Class Actions

Companies often monitor or record conversations between their employees and customers for training or quality control purposes. You’ve probably heard messages to this effect yourself. These announcements are meant to satisfy laws that prohibit monitoring or recording unless both parties to the...