Continuing Legal Education

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Need to fulfill your Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements? Creighton University School of Law provides numerous seminars throughout the academic year. Your next opportunities are:

Upcoming CLE:


Trademark and Copyright Law Basics

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 9-11am
Location: Harper Center, Room 3027
Speaker: Professor Craig W. Dallon
Cost: Free to alumni
Registration: Register here
Credit: CLE credit in both Nebraska and Iowa is 2 credit hours

Description: In the first hour, this continuing legal education seminar will discuss the basic principles of trademark law, including: the legal requirements for trademark protection and registration; the registration process and challenging a registered  trademark; the elements of trademark infringement actions and available remedies. The seminar will discuss both common law trademark theories and federal trademark registration under the Lanham Act. 

In the second hour, the seminar will discuss the basic principles of copyright law, including protectable subject matter and requirements for protection, the process for registration, the elements of copyright infringement and defenses, and the scope of rights  afforded by copyright protection. 

The seminar will highlight a number of recent developments in trademark and copyright law. The seminar will discuss the pending case involving a challenge to various NFL Washington Redskins trademark registrations for the “Redskins” mark, as well as the pending case involving the initial refusal to register the trademark “The Slants” for an Asian-American rock group. It will also discuss the recent case invalidating the alleged copyright in the song “Happy Birthday.”


Complex Issues in Juvenile Court Practice

Date: October 21, 2016
Time: 8:15-5:00pm
Location: Law School | Gross Appellate Courtroom, Room 124
Registration: Please register by October 14th otherwise pricing will increase by $10.00. Register here
Cost:

  • Advance Registration with Book: $207
  • Advance Registration without Book: $65

Now in its 9th year, this seminar addresses the more challenging aspects of juvenile court practice, including guardian ad litem representation. Special features this year include a presentation on mental health issues in juvenile court by a panel of clinical psychologists and a psychiatrist; and a presentation on children and human trafficking in Nebraska by the coordinator of the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force. 

This year’s seminar is co-sponsored by Creighton University School of Law and the Guardian ad Litem Project, Inc., a Nebraska non-profit corporation organized for educational purposes, including the education and mentoring of guardians ad litem for juveniles in juvenile court proceedings. 

For an additional fee, each registrant can choose to receive a copy of Juvenile Court Law and Practice (Thomson-Reuters Pub., 11th Ed., 2016-2017) by Christine P. Costantakos (list price $231.00). A box lunch will be provided on campus. The seminar will be held in the Gross Appellate Courtroom (Room 124) of Creighton University Law School located at the corner of 21st and Cass Street

SCHEDULE:
Friday, October 21, 2016

Gross Appellate Courtroom–Room 124
Creighton University School of Law

8:15 a.m.- 8:40 a.m.   REGISTRATION
8:40 a.m.-8:45 a.m.    Welcome
     Professor Craig Dallon, Creighton School of Law
8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m.    Back to Basics: What You Should be Doing as a Guardian ad Litem
    Monica Kruger, J.D.
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.   Sex Trafficking, Including Children, in Nebraska
    Stephen Patrick O’Meara, 
    Asst. Attorney General
   Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator
11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.    BREAK       
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    Juvenile Case Law & Statutory Update 
    B. Gail Steen, J.D.
12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.    LUNCH
12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m.      Accessing Guardian ad Litem Training
    Carole McMahon-Boies, Administrator
    Judicial Branch Education and Attorney Services Division
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.    The Guardian ad Litem for a Parent
      Janine Ucchino, J.D. 
      Mary “Peg” Stevens, J.D.  
1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.    Mental Health in Juvenile Courts: Panel Discussion
    Ashley Harlow, Ph.D.    
    Lynn Clure, Ph.D.
    Joan Daughton, M.D.
    Anna Westin, Ph.D. 
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.     BREAK
3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.    The Puzzling Plight of “Non-offending” Parents & the Troublesome Trio of Sloane O.; Isabel P.; and DeKandyce H.    
    Karen S. Nelson, J.D.
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.     Ethical Situations for Guardians ad Litem
    Chris Costantakos, J.D.

Nebraska has approved this seminar for 7 hours of CLE credit; Iowa has approved this seminar for 7 hours of CLE credit; both include 1 hour of Professional Responsibility/Ethics credit. Credit may also be requested from theAdministrative Office of the Nebraska Supreme Court to meet the 3-hour annual Guardian ad Litem Training Requirement.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The program will be held at the Creighton University School of Law in the Gross Appellate Courtroom, Room 124. Parking is available in the lot east  of the Law School at 21st and Cass Streets or the visitors’ lot south of the Harper Center or west of the Law School at 24th and Cass Streets.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Tory Van Heuvelen with any questions by phone at (402)-280-1204 or by  email at toryvanheuvelen [at] creighton [dot] edu