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"Famous People & the Law" Bundle for North Carolina (6 hours)

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Overview

Earn a total of 6 hours of North Carolina CLE credit with this popular collection of courses that extract useful and practical lessons for lawyers by looking into the legal files of famous people.  Learn how to avoid common mistakes in Wills drafting with a look at the Wills of George Washington, Elvis Presley, Ben Franklin, Robin Williams and many other celebrities and historical figures.  Earn your ethics credit as Billy Newman provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives and careers of many of our former American presidents.  Learn the essentials of prenuptial agreements by examining the mistakes of several high-profile people.   Brush up on your understanding of the rules of evidence with a close look at two famous trials in history - the trials of Sir Walter Raleigh and the Lindbergh kidnapping case.  Learn what every general practitioner needs to know about trademarks and copyrights -- as illustrated by some recent high-profile disputes.   And finally, get a quick and fascinating overview of the rapidly evolving law of pets (and see how Leona Helmsley's $12 million bequest to her dog is only the beginning!).

 

Format(s)

Online Video or Audio (MP3) Download

Credit Hours

General Credits: 5.75
Ethics Credits: 1

Total Credits: 6.75

Courses Included

"Ripped from the Headlines:" Lessons in Copyrights & Trademarks from Recent High-Profile Cases

Speaker(s):

William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi

Description:

An intensely interesting discussion of recent high-profile cases that illustrate the importance of copyrights & trademarks in everyday law practice.


General Credits: 1.25

Wills Drafting Lessons from Famous People

Speaker(s):

William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi

Description:

Extremely practical advice for general practitioners on avoiding common Wills drafting mistakes, illustrated by the Wills of famous people.


General Credits: 1.25

Prenuptial Agreements: What Famous People Can Teach Us

Speaker(s):

William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi

Description:

The divorce court experiences of a half-dozen celebrities provide the lesson plan for general practitioners on the drafting of effective prenuptial agreements.


General Credits: 1

Great Trials in History, Part 1

Speaker(s):

William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi

Description:

A fun -- but practical -- way to earn your CLE hours! Billy Newman looks at centuries of great trials and demonstrates that these historic cases can teach us a lot about good lawyering today.


General Credits: 1.25

Pet Law: Major Issues and Trends (beyond Leona Helmsley)

Speaker(s):

William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi

Description:

A surprisingly interesting look at a rapidly emerging area of law - the law governing pets and other animals!


General Credits: 1

Presidential Ethics: Lessons for Lawyers from the White House & Its Past Occupants

Speaker(s):

William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi

Description:

An innovative CLE ethics hour: Billy Newman offers a fascinating glimpse into little-known aspects of the lives and careers of many of our former Presidents. From these anecdotes he gleans ethics lessons.


Ethics Credits: 1