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Moot Court team, Craighead County Bar Association to host Continuing Legal Education/Fundraising Project

Feb. 24, 2010 -- Arkansas State University and the Craighead County Bar Association will collaborate on a joint Continuing Legal Education (CLE) project entitled, “The Business of Law: How to Run Yours and How to Advise Clients to Run Theirs” Friday, March 12, from 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. in ASU Centennial Hall located in the Student Union on the Jonesboro campus.

This event is approved for 5.0 general hours and 1.0 ethics hour. Sessions during “The Business of Law” cover five key employment legal topics including “Hiring and Firing,” “Wages,” “Contracts,” Federal and State Employment Laws,” and “Ethics with Clients.”

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  Registration is $175. Registration fee includes a buffet lunch, parking in the parking garage at the Student Union, the seminar, course materials, and breaks. Lunches for late registrants may not be possible. Because of facility and catering commitments, refunds will be limited to $100.

 “Hiring and Firing,” presented by Mark Mayfield, includes questions that can and cannot be asked by interviewers, employment at will, contract employees, and severance packages. Lori Smith will present “Wages” which includes minimum wage, overtime, and time cards.

“Contracts,” which includes essential elements, breach, damages, and noncompetes will be discussed by Roger U. Colbert, while Allen Dobson will handle the topic of “Federal and State Employment Laws” and Title VII, equal pay, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),  the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and unions.

Stark Ligon will close out the conference by discussing “Ethics with Clients” and signed contracts, confidentiality, and conflicts.

For more information, contact the Center for Regional Programs at 870-972-3052.

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