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Employment Benefits Series Free MCLE 8/16

PDF iconWednesday, August 16, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, What to Expect From a Health Plan Investigation

Presented by Christine Kerley, J.D.
Benefits Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor

1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

This presentation, developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), gives a general background about EBSA and its role in regulating employer-sponsored health plans. The presentation also provides information about the type and scope of health plan investigations, along with correction procedures and compliance resources.

This is one in a series of free MCLE programs on employment benefits at the Library. The next program in our Employment Benefits Series will be on Thursday, September 14 on COBRA. Learn more here.

Aug 16 2017 Health Plan Investigation MCLE Flyer


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Book Review: The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet

Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the InternetThe Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet
By Gregory H. Siskind and Deborah McMurray

This long-awaited new edition smartly points out that buyers of legal services expect their lawyers to be just as Internet savvy as they are, and nowhere is this more apparent than with how a law firm presents itself online. Yet many lawyers drag their feet when it comes to creating an effective website and harnessing social media to attract clients. Fortunately, this book is designed for lawyers of all levels of technical know-how, and it explains how to analyze your firm’s skills and clients to develop a focused Internet marketing plan. Chapters cover best practices for website design, the technological and contractual aspects of building a website, social media, e-mail marketing, audio and video content strategy, search engine optimization, analytics, and the ethics of online marketing. This book is brimming with detailed, expert advice on how to cultivate a thoughtful internet marketing plan—essential reading for today’s lawyer.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet was part of the Law Library’s May Book Drive, and was generously donated by Shannon Mauer of Duane Morris LLP.


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Employment Benefits Free MCLE 8/9

PDF iconWednesday, August 9, 2017, Noon to 2:00pm, ERISA Fiduciary Responsibilities

Presented by Christine Kerley, J.D.
Benefits Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor

2 Hours free Participatory MCLE Credit

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), developed this presentation to assist attendees in understanding their role and responsibilities in protecting employees’ retirement benefits and to avoid problems in managing retirement plans. In addition, the presentation provides information on EBSA’s voluntary compliance programs which allow self-correction of certain violations of the law.

This is one in a series of free MCLE programs on employment benefits at the Library. Learn more here.

Aug 9 2017 ERISA Fiduc MCLE flyer

 


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August Book of the Month: Building Rainmakers

August BoM

The ABA’s Book Division anointed this exceptional book as the “most comprehensive and most collaborative ‘How-To’ book on business development techniques for lawyers ever published.” Building Rainmakers gathers insights and wisdom from over 50 established business development professionals in short articles with an easy-to-read, conversational tone. But this book truly stands apart for its convenient organization. Each topic is presented alphabetically in the A to Z Business Development Guide, so simply scan the Index of Topic Titles and jump directly to those that you would like to read. This book also includes a chapter on how to avoid marketing disasters, as well as almost 30 exhibits that cover topics such as approaching potential clients, creating ideal target client lists, templates for business development plans, the sales process, and marketing and self-promotion.

This title is part of our Law Practice Management Collection, a wonderful resource for attorneys running a law practice.


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August Book Drive

Book Drive

Each month we will seek donors to purchase a new title for the Law Library. Here is our Wish List for the month of August. Growing our collection is about so much more than a single book—it is a living demonstration of how the Library expands the public’s access to justice and provides legal practitioners with the tools they need to represent members of our local community. Please see our Donation Guide for more ways to support the Law Library.

 

Black's Law Dictionary

Black’s Law Dictionary
10th ed.
Edited by Bryan A. Garner
$81.95, Hardcover, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-31461-300-4

Preparing for Trial in Federal Court

Preparing for Trial in Federal Court
3rd ed.
Written by Nancy Prigden
$278, Paperback, 2015
ISBN: 0-938065-91-2

 

To donate, please contact sflawlibrary@sfgov.org or call (415) 554-1791.  We appreciate your contribution!


Recent Book Drive Donations

Thank you to Shannon K. Mauer of Duane Morris LLP for donating The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet and The Music Copyright Manual, from our recent Book Drive Wish Lists.

Thank you to James Michel for donating Fair Debt Collection, part of the May Book Drive.

Please take a look at our Book Drive page to see Wish List items from prior months. We are still wishing for these books!

Thank you for your support!


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Lexis Advance Free MCLE – Part 2

PDF iconWednesday, August 2, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Lexis Advance Training Part 2:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
Presented by Rebecca Cattich, Esq., Solutions Consultant, LexisNexis
1 Hour of free Participatory MCLE Credit
Learn the fundamentals of Lexis Advance. The topics covered will include: using the interface, selecting sources, using citations and party names, refining searches, working with sections of a case , and other Lexis Advance topics. This program will build on basic topics introduced in the July 13 program.
Download this free Lexis Advance user guide.

August 2 2017 Lexis MCLE Flyer


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Free MCLE Employment Benefits Series

DOL Seal ImageSince June the Library has been hosting an ongoing Lunchtime Speaker series on employment benefits with the U.S. Department of Labor. Topics range from retirement plans for small businesses to ERISA fiduciary responsibilities.  The Employment Benefits Series is presented by Christine Kerley, J.D., who has worked with EBSA (U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration) since 2006, during which time she has held positions as Investigator and Benefits Advisor. She has conducted investigations and informal reviews dealing with a wide range of ERISA compliance issues. Ms. Kerley is a member of the California State Bar, and holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

All programs also provide free participatory MCLE, and there are three more on the way!  See below for a listing of past and upcoming MCLE seminars:

Past Programs:

Upcoming Programs:

PDF iconWednesday, August 9, 2017, Noon to 2:00 PM: ERISA Fiduciary Responsibilities

2 Hours free Participatory MCLE Credit

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), developed this presentation to assist attendees in understanding their role and responsibilities in protecting employees’ retirement benefits and to avoid problems in managing retirement plans. In addition, the presentation provides information on EBSA’s voluntary compliance programs which allow self-correction of certain violations of the law.


PDF iconWednesday, August 16, 2017, Noon to 1:00 PM: What to Expect From a Health Plan Investigation

1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

What to Expect from a Health Plan Investigation gives a general background about EBSA and its role in regulating employer-sponsored health plans. The presentation also provides information about the type and scope of health plan investigations, along with correction procedures and compliance resources.


PDF iconThursday, September 14, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Health Benefits Under COBRA

1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

This presentation will cover basic information about COBRA, including eligibility, qualifying events, notice and disclosure regulations, duration of coverage, and common COBRA administration mistakes.