CLE Materials

Those who attended CLE programs and completed the sign-in form during each webinar were emailed a certificate of attendance on October 5. If you were unable to participate as the programs were taking place, you may view recordings of the programs on the Berkeley Law YouTube channel. The deadline to receive credit and request a certificate of attendance was October 19, 2021.
 

CLE: Climate & Disasters: Living the Future (1.25 credit)
Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 10:00–11:15am (PT)

From record-breaking heat waves to massive wildfires to mega-droughts, we are living the disaster scenarios that climate change scientists have long warned about.  Just about the only thing we know with certainty is that our governance systems need to evolve to meet these threats.  Join this discussion about the existing and needed policy frameworks surrounding extreme heat, drought, and climate assessments of the future.

Moderator:

  • Jordan Diamond ’08, J.D., Executive Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment

Panelists:

  • Louise Bedsworth, Director of the Land Use Program at the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment
  • Ted Lamm, Senior Research Fellow – Climate, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
  • Nell Green Nylen, Senior Research Fellow, Wheeler Water Institute at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Watch the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61YCBJT_4Co

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CLE: Ethical Limits of Advocacy (1.25 credit, ethics) 
Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:30–10:45am (PT)

Lawyers navigate ethical duties that at times can come into conflict, including when representing difficult clients who may try to push the lawyer over the ethical line. Recent high-profile examples demonstrate the risks for lawyers and the need, sometimes, to simply say no. An experienced panel will consider these issues from a variety of perspectives, including criminal defense.

Participants:

Watch the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5SV8euKJKc

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CLE: Confronting Systemic Inequities – Critical Race Theory and Caretaking Responsibilities (1.25 credit, elimination of bias)
Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:00–1:15pm (PT)

This panel, which will offer one hour of CLE credit on Elimination of Bias, will feature Berkeley Law’s outstanding faculty discussing their work on law and the elimination of structural inequities. Professor Catherine Albiston (’93) will discuss the gender, race, and class equity issues underlying caretaker leave laws and policies and the impact of expanded access to paid leave. Professor Khiara Bridges will describe the origins of Critical Race Theory, explore its foundational commitments, and consider it as a lens for understanding police brutality.

Note: This event will not be recorded and will only be available for CLE credit if attendees participate ‘live’.

Participants:

  • Moderator: Catherine Fisk ’86, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law
  • Panelists:
    • KT Albiston ’93, Jackson H. Ralston Professor of Law, Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Society
    • Khiara M. Bridges, Professor of Law

Note: This event will not be recorded and will only be available for CLE credit if attendees participate ‘live’

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CLE: Supreme Court Review (1.5 credit)
Saturday, September 25, 2021 | 10:00–11:30am (PT)

At this annual SCOTUS review, Berkeley Law constitutional scholars will discuss trends from the 2020-21 term and look ahead to the new term.

Participants:

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law
  • Easha Anand ’14, J.D., Supreme Court & Appellate Counsel at Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Board member East Bay Community Law Center
  • Jennifer Chacón, Professor of Law
  • Orin Kerr, Professor of Law

Watch the Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNBNTFDwIyY

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