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"Famous People & the Law" 12-Hour Bundle

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Overview

Earn a total of 12 hours of Mississippi 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, Princess Diana, Ben Franklin, 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.  Hone your courtroom skills by looking back at two of the great trials in history - the trial of the Lindbergh kidnapper, and the trial of Sir Walter Raleigh. 

Listen to famed sports lawyer/agent Bus Cook discuss what he's learned while representing big-time professional athletes like Brett Favre and Cam Newton.  Learn what every lawyer needs to know about trademarks and copyrights, as illustrated by many recent high-profile cases.  See how the prenuptial agreements of famous people demonstrate the basics of drafting these tricky documents.  And much more!

Format(s)

Online Video or Audio (MP3) Download

Credit Hours

General Credits: 11
Ethics Credits: 1.2

Total Credits: 12.2

Courses Included

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: 1.3

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: 1.4

Sports Law: An Introduction with Bus Cook

Speaker(s):

James "Bus" Cook, Jr. of BC Sports

Description:

An overview of the various issues involved in beginning a sports law practice.


General Credits: 1

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

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: 1.2

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: 1.2

Entertainment Law, Part 2 (Movies & TV)

Speaker(s):

Shawnassey H Brooks of Frascogna Entertainment Law

Description:

Part 2 of our introductory series on entertainment law. This installment focuses on the ins and outs of guiding clients through film and TV projects.


General Credits: 1

Entertainment Law, Part 3 (Music Industry)

Speaker(s):

Shawnassey H Brooks of Frascogna Entertainment Law

Description:

Part 3 of our introductory series on entertainment law. This installment focuses on the basics of representing clients in the music industry.


General Credits: 1.1

"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: 1.3

Recent Headlines in Intellectual Property Law

Speaker(s):

William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi

Description:

A sequel to our popular "Ripped from the Headlines" course. This newest installment looks at the valuable lessons to be derived from recent high-profile cases involving copyrights, trademarks, and patents.


General Credits: 1.7