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MCILS APPROVED TRAININGS

Approved for General CLE Credits towards MCILS Annual Requirement of 8 CLE Credits related to the areas you represent MCILS clients in:

  • June 26, 2020 – Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Ethical Issues and Implications for Lawyers of the Day – 1 CLE Credit
  • June 12, 2020 – Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Harassment, Bias, and Discrimination in Criminal Defense – 1 CLE Credit
  • June 11 and 18, 2020 – Kids First – Keeping Children Safe in Family Matter Cases following sessions are approved for credit
    • Setting the Stage for a Best Interest Analysis
    • Proving Power and Control: Evidentiary Issues for Lawyers, Guardians at litem, and Therapists
    • Policy and Practice: A Conversation with Dr. Scott
  • June 5, 2020 - Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Emerging Issues in Representing Criminal Defendants – 1 CLE Credit
  • November 21, 2019 – Maine State Bar Association – 2019 Legal Year in Review – 1.0 CLE credits for the following sessions:
    • Civil Procedure and Evidence
    • Criminal Law
    • Immigration Law
    • Casemaker4
    • Ethics
  • June 13-14, 2019 – Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – 2019 Seminar – 11 CLE Credits
  • May 2-3, 2019 – Maine Judicial Branch – 2019 Child Protection Conference – 12.0 CLE Credits
  • April 30, 2019 – York Bar Association – Getting Educated on the Fourth Amendment – 3 CLE Credits
  • April 30, 2019 – York Bar Association – How to Play Defense Like a Super Bowl Champ – 3 CLE Credits
  • March 26-29, 2019 – MSBA & MAine Judicial Branch – 2019 GAL Training – 11.5 CLE Credits
  • November 7, 2018 – Maine State Bar Association – 2018 Legal Year in Review – 1.0 CLE credits for the following sessions:
    • Civil Procedure and Evidence
    • Ethics
    • Criminal Law
    • A Lawyer’s Guide to PDF Files
    • Part I - Microsoft Word Power Tips for Legal Users
    • Part II - Microsoft Word Power Tips for Legal Users
  • October 18, 2018 – Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Sex Crimes Fall Seminar – 6 CLE Credits
  • August 22, 2018 – York Bar Association – Drug CLE – 3.0 CLE Credits
  • May 1-2, 2018 – Maine Judicial Branch – 2018 Child Protection Conference – 12.75 CLE credits
  • June 14-15, 2018 – Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Annual Conference – 11 CLE credits
  • May 22, 2018 – YBA Family Law and Bench Trial Institute – Working with Expert Witnesses and GALs - 3 CLE credits
  • May 3, 2018 – York Bar Association – Understanding Aggravated Assault & Strangulation – 3.0 CLE credits
  • May 2, 2018 – Maine State Bar Association – New Directions in Appellate Practice – 5.5 CLE credits
  • April 30, 2018 – York Bar Association – Taking the Next Step in DV Defense – 6 CLE credits
  • April 17, 2018 – YBA Family Law and Bench Trial Institute – Definition of “Parent” and Third-Party Rights - 3 CLE credits
  • March 22, 2018 – Maine State Bar Association – 2017 Legal Year in Review - 1.0 CLE credits for the following sessions:
    • Civil Procedure and Evidence
    • Criminal Law
    • Ethically Speaking
  • March 7, 2018 – YBA Family Law and Bench Trial Institute – Fundamentals of Jurisdiction and Ethics - 3 CLE credits
  • November 1, 2017 – John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court – Picking the Jury – Tools & Traps - 1.0 CLE credit
  • October 24-27, 2017 – MSBA & Maine Judicial Branch – 2017 GAL Training – 10.5 CLE Credits
  • August 9-11, 2017 - Winning OUI Cases - 6 CLE credits
  • August 1, 2017 - MSBA CPJJ - Working the Case 2.0: The More Effective Child Protective Guardian ad Litem - 2.5 CLE Credits
  • July 27, 2017 - Northeast Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - 7 CLE credits
  • June 22, 2017 - Maine Child Welfare Conference - 6.75 CLE credits
  • June 15-16, 2017 - Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - 2017 Seminar - 11 CLE credits
  • April 25, 2017 – Strengthening Your Defense in DV cases – 6 CLE credits
  • March 27, 2017 – Strengthening Your DV Defense – 5 CLE credits
  • November 17, 2016 - Maine State Bar Association - 2016 Legal Year in Review - 1.0 CLE Credits for the following sessions:
    • Criminal Law
    • Civil Procedure and Evidence
    • Immigration Law
    • Ethics Helpline FAQ
    • Ethics Stats, Trends, and Decision
  • October 28-30, 2016 – National Juvenile Defender Center – Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit – 14 CLE credits
  • Octboer 26, 2016 - Maine Judicial Branch - 2016 GAL Core Training - 12.25 CLE Credits
  • April 26, 2017 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court – Dealing with Clients with Diminished Mental Capacity - 1.0 CLE Credit
  • March 15, 2017 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court – The Art of Cross-Examination - 1.0 CLE Credit
  • November 4, 2016 – Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – A Day With Travis Noble: Renowned OUI Defense Attorney With Stephen J. Schwartz on the Ethics of OUI – 5.0 CLE credits
  • August 9, 2016 - York Bar Association - Crimmigation: Handling the Collision of State and Federal Law When Your Criminal Client is Not a United States Citizen (PDF) - 3.5 CLE credits
  • June 17, 2016 – Maine State Forensic Service – Evaluating the Validity of Miranda Waivers and the Trustworthiness of Confessions – 5.5 CLE credits
  • June 16-17, 2016 – Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – 2016 Seminar – 10.5 CLE credits
  • May 20, 2016 – Maine State Bar Association – Appellate Practice Before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court – 5.0 CLE credits
  • April 29, 2016 – Maine State Bar Association – The New World of GALs for Lawyers and Courts (and GALs) – 3.25 CLE credits
  • April 27, 2016 – York Bar Association – Criminal Law/York County Sheriff’s Office – 3 CLE credits
  • March 31-April 1, 2016 - Maine Judicial Branch - Trauma in the Rearview Mirror: Closer Than it May Appear - 12.75 CLE credits
  • February 24, 2016 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court - Law Office Management - 1.0 CLE Credit
  • January 20-22, 2016 – Maine State Bar Association – 2016 MSBA Annual Meeting & Access to Justice Symposium - 1.25 CLE credit for each of the following sessions:
    • Digital Evidence
    • Veteran and Military Cultural Matters (and they do matter…)
  • December 10, 2015 - Board of Overseers of the Bar and Maine State Bar Association - The Crossroads of Ethics and the Practice of Law - .75 CLE Credit for the following sessions:
    • Criminal Law
    • Ethics Roundup
  • November 19, 2015 - Maine State Bar Association - 2015 Legal Year in Review - 1.0 CLE Credit for the following sessions:
    • Criminal Law
    • Civil Procedure and Evidence
    • Immigration Law
    • Ethics
    • Casemaker
  • November 17, 2015 - NBI - Maine Criminal Defense Strategies - 6.0 CLE credits
  • October 20, 2015 - Maine State Bar Association - 2015 Bench Bar Conference - 5.0 CLE credits
  • October 23-25 2015 - Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit - 15.5 CLE credits
  • October 13, 2015 – Maine Judicial Branch – 2015 GAL Core Training – 11.5 CLE credits
  • June 24-26, 2015 - Maine State Bar Association - 2015 MSBA Summer Meeting - 1.0 CLE credit for each of the following sessions:
    • Managing Attorney-Client Relations When So Many Others Are Trying to Manage Your Client!
    • Maine's Co-Occurring Disorders & Veterans Court: Who Qualifies & How Does It Work?
    • Unleashing The Power of Casemaker: Let's Search!
    • Individual Jury Voir Dire – Good For Maine or Not?
  • June 18-19, 2015 - Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - 2015 Seminar - 11.0 CLE credits
  • May 21, 2015 - York Bar Association - The OUI Case: Real Issues - Real Defense (DOC 15MB) - 4.0 CLE credits
  • April 17, 2015 - Maine State Forensic Service - Thinking Forensically - Conduction Evaluations in Criminal Cases - 6.0 CLE credits
  • April 2-3, 2015 - Maine Judicial Branch - 2015 Child Protection Conference - 11.50 CLE credits
  • March 31, 2015 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project 0 Ethics of Pro Bono, Limited Representation - 1.0 CLE credits
  • March 30, 2015 - Juvenile Justice Advisory Group - Developmental Approach to Reforming Juvenile Justice - 3.0 CLE credits
  • March 11, 2015 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court – Practice in the Penobscot National Tribal Court (1.0 CLE Credit)
  • February 12, 2015 – Maine State Bar Association – Direct Examination of Witnesses – 1.0 CLE credit
  • February 12, 2015 – Maine State Bar Association – Opening and Closing Statements in Civil and Criminal Law (3.0 CLE credits)
  • January 27, 2015 – Maine State Bar Association – Closing Arguments (1.0 CLE credit)
  • January 22, 2015 – Maine State Bar Association – Cross Examination (1.0 CLE credit)
  • January 22-23, 2015 - Maine State Bar Association - 2015 MSBA Annual Meeting
    • The Practical Application of Ethical Obligations to Information Security & Privacy (1.0 credits)
    • Roadmap to Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence Cases: New Tool Mandated for 2015 (1.0 credits)
    • Effective Courtroom Communication: How Not to Frustrate Your Judge (1.0 credits)
    • Working with the Impaired Client (1.25 credits)
    • Defending an OUI in 2015 (1.25 credits)
    • Texting, Sexting, YouTube & Beyond: Practice Tips & Strategies for Preserving & Collecting Evidence in the Digital Age (1.25 credits)
    • Like OMG: Word Crimes & Other Misdemeanors. Legal Writing in the Age of Texting, Chatting, Email & Other Failures to Communicate (1.25 credits)
  • December 17, 2014 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court – Law Practice Management – 1.0 CLE Credit
  • November 20, 2014 - Maine State Bar Association - 2014 Legal Year in Review - 1.0 CLE Credit for each of the following sessions:
    • Criminal Law
    • Civil Procedure and Evidence
    • Ethics
    • Casemaker
  • November 12, 2014 - York Bar Association - Adult Drug Court Basics - 2.0 CLE Credits
  • October 29, 2014 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court – Veteran’s Court – 1.0 CLE credit
  • October 24-26, 2014 - Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit - 15.0 CLE Credits
  • October 8, 2014 – Maine State Bar Association – Veterans’ Law: For Those Who Protect and Defend Us – 6.0 CLE credits
  • September 17, 2014 - Cumberland Bar Association - Federal Firearms Consequences of State Court Matters - 1.5 CLE Credits
  • August 22, 2014 – Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – OUI Defense – 6.5 CLE credits
  • July 25, 2014 – Maine State Bar Association – Direct Examination of Witnesses – 1.0 CLE credit
  • June 27, 2014 – State Forensic Service – Violence Risk Assessment – 5.5 CLE credits
  • June 26-27, 2014 – Maine State Bar Association – 2014 MSBA Summer Meeting - 1.0 CLE credits for each of the following sessions:
    • The Hidden Pitfalls of the Grand Jury Process
    • Stand Up. Act Right. Choose Civility
    • Sex Trafficking? We’re in Maine
    • The Ethical Implications of Social Media: Judges, Lawyers and Juries
    • Judicial Notice and Other Underused Evidentiary Measures
  • June 14, 2014 – Maine State Bar Association – The Ethics of Witness Preparation – 1.0 CLE credits
  • June 12-13, 2014 – Maine Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys – 2014 Seminar - 11.0 CLE credits
  • June 4, 2014 – Maine State Bar Association – Opening and Closing Statements in Civil and Criminal Law – 3.0 CLE credits
  • April 30, 2014 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court – The Keys to an Effective and Ethical Appeal - 1.0 CLE credit
  • April 3-4, 2014 – Maine Judicial Branch - 2014 Child Protection Conference - 12.50 CLE credits
  • March 31, 2014 – York Bar Association – Criminal Law Training – 7.0 CLE credits
  • February 26, 2014 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court – Jury Trial Practice: What Do Judges Want? What Do Juries Want? – 1.0 CLE credit
  • January 31, 2014 – Maine State Bar Association – 2014 MSBA Annual Meeting; Effective Cross-Examination of Lay & Expert Witnesses – 1.0 CLE credit
  • January 8, 2014 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court – A New Age of Ethics and Professionalism – 1.0 CLE credit
  • December 5, 2013 – York County Bar Association – Ethical Concerns: Procedural and Substantive Issues – 2.0 CLE credits
  • November 28, 2013 – Federal Judicial Center – Hot Topics in Legal Ethics – 1.0 CLE credit
  • November 21, 2013 – Maine State Bar Association - 2013 Legal Year in Review – 1.0 CLE Credit for each of the following sessions:
    • Criminal Law
    • Civil Procedure and Evidence
    • Casemaker
    • Ethics – Software-as-a-Service and Storing Client Data in the Cloud
  • November 18, 2013 - York Bar Association - Domestic Violence, Part II - 2.0 CLE Credits
  • October 24-25, 2013 – Maine Judicial Branch – Maximum Advocacy: Identifying Client Needs and Available Resources – 11.5 CLE Credits
  • October 23, 2013 - John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court - History of the Jury Process - 1.0 CLE credit
  • October 4, 2013 – 6th Annual Glickman Family Center Symposium – Early Intervention and Prevention of Mental Illness in Children and adolescents - 7.0 CLE credits
  • October 4, 2013 - Maine Alliance for Drug Treatment Courts - HIPPA and Digital Ethics: Tools and Reflections in a Digital Age - 3.0 CLE credits
  • Online – U.S. Army – Serving Those Who Have Served - 0.5 CLE Credits (free until 9/30/14)
  • Online – U.S. Army – Military Cultural Competence - 1.5 CLE Credits (free until 9/30/14)
  • July 30-31 & August 1-2, 2013 – Your DUI Pro – Winning OUI cases – 6.0 CLE Credits
  • June 26-28, 2013 – 2013 MSBA Summer Meeting – 1.5 CLE Credits for each of the following sessions:
    • Public Hearing: Maine Bar Rules
    • Using Social Media to Benefit Your Practice: A Workshop with Tech-Savvy Members of the New Lawyers Section
    • Technology Essentials for the Solo & Small Firm
    • Stress, Anxiety & Compassion Fatigue: A Toolbox for Bench & Bar
    • Evidence Presentation for Today & Tomorrow
  • June 24-28, 2013 – Child Abuse: A Perspective for Professionals – CLE Credits for the following sessions:
    • Child Abuse: Defining the Four Types (1.75 CLE Credits)
    • DHHS: Understanding Their Role (1.75 CLE Credits)
    • The Effects of Domestic Abusers on Children, Teens, and Adults (2.25 CLE Credits)
    • The Legal System (2.25 CLE Credits)
    • Substance Abuse and Family Violence (2.50 CLE Credits)
    • Children and Trauma (2.25 CLE Credits)
  • June 27, 2013 – MSBA – Closing Argument: Building Structures and Thoughts with Michael Tigar – 1.0 CLE Credit
  • June 25, 2013 – MSBA – Experts – In Modern Litigation, They Define the Themes of the Case with Michael Tigar – 1.0 CLE Credit
  • June 20, 2013 – MSBA – Cross Examination – Letting the Jury Se the Conflicts with Michael Tigar – 1.0 CLE Credit
  • June 18, 2013 – MSBA – Direct Examination - The Art of Conversation with Michael Tigar – 1.0 CLE Credit
  • June 6-7, 2013 – MACDL - 2013 MACDL Annual CLE – 5.5 CLE Credits each day
  • June 6, 2013 – MSBA - 2012 GAL Appointments in District Court – video replay – 6.5 CLE Credits (for Child Protection practioners)
  • May 16-19, 2013 – NACDL – Suppress It! – 29.5 CLE Credits
  • May 3, 2013 – Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute – 2013 Annual Meeting – 6.5 CLE Credits (for Child Protection practioners)
  • May 3-4, 2013 – MSBA/MTLA – Litigation Institute – 1.0 CLE Credit for each of the following sessions:
    • Child Protection: Tips from the State, Defense Counsel and Guardians
    • Closing Arguments
    • Direct Examination: Trial in the Trenches
    • Effective Cross-Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses
    • Ethical Issues Involved in the Use of Social Media in Trial Tactics
    • Evidence: Limitations on Relevant Evidence
    • Objections to Evidence: In Limine or in Court
    • Opening Statements
    • What Gets Lawyers in Trouble in Litigation and How to Avoid It
  • May 2, 2013 – Maine Specialty Dockets Statewide Training Conference – Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine – 7.5 CLE Credits
  • April 24-26, 2013 – American Polygraph Association – Use of Polygraph for Justice and Public Safety – 18 CLE Credits
  • April 19, 2013 – Androscoggin Bar Association – Issues in Representing Clients with Intellectual Disabilities – 1.0 CLE Credit
  • April 12, 2013 – Federal Criminal Appellate Practice Seminar – 6.75 CLE Credits
  • February 7, 2013 – Trial Skills Training Seminar – 6.0 Credit Hours
  • October 26-28, 2012 – Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit – 14.75 CLE Credits
  • October 17, 2012 – York Bar Association – Everything You Need to Know About Adult Drug Court – 2.0 CLE Credits
  • September 21, 2012 – Massachusetts School of Law – New England Juvenile Defender Center Summit – 6.5 CLE Credits
  • June 25-29, 2012 – Child Abuse: A Perspective for Professionals – CLE Credits for the following sessions:
    • Child Abuse: Defining the Four Types (2.0 CLE Credits)
    • DHHS: Understanding Their Role (2.0 CLE Credits)
    • The Effects of Domestic Abusers on Children, Teens, and Adults (2.50 CLE Credits)
    • The Legal System (2.25 CLE Credits)
    • Substance Abuse and Family Violence (2.25 CLE Credits)
    • Legal Issues and Educational Advocacy (2.0 CLE Credits)
    • A Look at Children on the Edge: Anxiety in Childhood (2.0 CLE Credits)
  • May 31 & June 1, 2012 – MACDL - 2012 MACDL Annual CLE – 5.5 CLE Credits each day
  • May 3-4, 2012 – Maine Judicial Branch – Early Experiences Matter – 10.0+ CLE Credits
  • February 2, 2012 – Cumberland UCD - Use of Character Evidence in Criminal Proceedings – 2.0 CLE Credit
  • Multiple Dates – 2012 Annual Bench Bar Conference – 5.5 CLE Credits
  • Multiple Dates - MSBA – 2012 Legal Year in Review – 1.0 CLE Credit for each of the following sessions:
    • Criminal Law
    • Civil Procedure and Evidence
    • Family Law
    • Ethics

Approved for Domestic Violence Specialized Panel CLE Credit:

  • November 18, 2013 - York Bar Association - Domestic Violence, Part II - 2.0 CLE Credits
  • April 11, 2012 – MSBA/MCILS – Defending Criminal Charges of Domestic Violence – 4.0 CLE Credits

Approved for OUI Specialized Panel CLE Credit:

  • July 30-31 & August 1-2, 2013 – Your DUI Pro – Winning OUI cases – 6.0 CLE Credits

Approved for Juvenile Defense Specialized Panel CLE Credit:

  • September 27, 2013 - Advanced Juvenile Training, 6 CLE Credits
  • May 17, 2013 - Advanced Juvenile Training, 6 CLE Credits

Approved for Protective Custody Matters Specialized Panel CLE Credit:

  • October 24-25, 2013 – Maine Judicial Branch – Maximum Advocacy: Identifying Client Needs and Available Resources – 11.5 CLE Credits
  • May 3-4, 2012 – Maine Judicial Branch – Early Experiences Matter –7.0 CLE Credits each day