Business + Commercial Law Practice Portal
NEW! Free, searchable database of BBO Disciplinary Decisions now available.
Securities Law for Non-Securities Lawyers (June 28, 2017)
Free Webcast available through 07/05/2017
Overview of Sources of Risk and Opportunity from Online Use of Intellectual Property and Personal Information
Source: Representing Online Businesses from Inception to Litigation; March 22, 2017
Peter M. Moldave, Esq.
Professional Development PlanUnit 1: Introduction to Corporate Law Practice Unit 2: Choice of Entity Unit 3: LLCs Unit 4: Corporations Unit 5: Partnerships Unit 6: Organizing & Dissolving a Business Unit 7: Acquisitions & Dispositions Unit 8: Commercial Loans, Financing Transactions & Security Interests Unit 9: Contract Law Unit 10: Sale of Commercial Goods & Distributorships Unit 11: Intellectual Property Law Unit 12: Data Security Unit 13: Insurance Law Unit 14: Bankruptcy/Insolvency Law Unit 15: Nonprofit Law Unit 16: Health & Hospital Law Unit 17: Immigration Law
This professional development plan takes you step by step through the most essential elements of business and commercial law practice.
How to Use the Plan
Click on a unit to identify relevant online resources that have been selected from MCLE’s collection of programs and publications. Then click on any link to
- view a recommended program or specific lecture,
- read a relevant chapter,
- select a sample form, or
- choose a training module with a practical demonstration by MCLE's highly experienced faculty.
The resources identified represent only a small portion of what is available on MCLE’s website. To see what else is available on any given topic, click the “See All MCLE Resources” link at the bottom of each unit to conduct a search for other full programs, individual lectures, chapters and forms.
Ongoing Updates and Additions
We continue to work on this plan and are adding dynamic content to each of these topics on a regular basis, including new programs and lectures, information from our books, and demonstrations. Keep checking back for updates and new material. We also look forward to your suggestions on how we can make this plan the most effective tool for your professional development and training needs.
Other Available Resources
In addition to the resources available through the professional development plan, MCLE offers in-person programming for developing core competencies and providing opportunities to engage with the business and commercial law practice communities. MCLE’s signature BasicsPlus!® programs help you master the fundamental concepts, law, and skills to represent your clients successfully. These one- and two-day primers include Corporate Practice, Health & Hospital Law, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy Law, and Representing Nonprofits. MCLE’s annual practice-area conferences provide cutting-edge analyses of the latest practice developments and opportunities to share ideas with attorneys in similar practices from around the state. They include: Business & Securities Law Conference, Bankruptcy Law Conference, Nonprofit Law Conference, Hospital & Health Law Conference, Immigration Law Conference, Intellectual Property Law Conference.
Note to Firm Training Directors and Law School Librarians & Clinical Program Directors
MCLE’s professional development plans have been designed to complement in-house training and law school educational programs. Firms can tailor plans to the specific needs of their training programs—taking associates unit by unit through an entire practice area plan or targeting only the areas of greatest relevance. Law school faculty and clinical program directors can use professional development plans to identify lectures, demonstrations, articles and forms for use in the classroom, as a supplement to classroom presentations, or to support the student’s representation of clients in the school’s clinical program. If your firm or law school subscribes to the MCLE OnlinePass™, all the electronic resources included in MCLE’s professional development plans are instantly accessible to everyone in your firm or school.
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