Suffolk Law CLE Newsletter
September, 2009 
Advanced Legal Studies is starting the new academic year off with a bang, offering cutting edge topics, a 101 series for new practitioners and updated free content on our iTunesU website. We now have a twitter account and you can follow us at

As you will see from the list of programs, you can learn something new, update your skills, develop a green thumb, contemplate the future of the legal profession or even jumpstart your practice. As always, our programs feature expert speakers and interactive formats to enhance your learning experience. We hope to see you soon.
Cutting Edge Issues Facing Nonprofits 

Nonprofit organizations intersect all our lives from education to health care to religion to community organizations. Whether you represent nonprofit entities or serve on any nonprofit boards, you need to know about the major changes impacting nonprofit governance regulations and enforcement. There are even new lobbying restrictions on nonprofits as a result of the passage of the Commonwealth's new Ethics, Campaign Finance and Lobbying Law. Featured keynote speaker, Stephen M. Clarke, was the project manager of the IRS Form 990 redesign, and will speak to that development as well as other new trends from the IRS. Joining him are many of the key players in Massachusetts nonprofit law. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and network.

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101 Series-Civil Litigation 101
In order to provide more assistance to recent graduates in this challenging practice climate, we have created a 101 series. The first program in this series is Civil Litigation 101. Over three late afternoon sessions, you will learn about getting started with litigation, how to be successful in court and what the judges expect of you. Leading practitioners, judges and professors give you the inside tips and strategies you can only gain after years of practice. Interactive presentations allow for plenty of time for you to get the answers to your questions and the opportunity to benefit from the collective wisdom of our faculty. Although designed for recent graduates, anyone can learn from the expertise and success of our presenters.
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How Changes in Patent Law Alter Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Licensing 

In light of recent Supreme court decisions and changes in Patent Office procedures, many lawyers are changing their strategies in patent prosecution and litigation. Thanks to the sponsorship of Foley & Lardner, this conference features Jonathan W. Dudas as the keynote luncheon speaker on Updates on Pending National Changes. He is joined by national and local experts in patent practice, sharing their perspectives on what works and what the likely trends are. Learn how to alter your practice to fit the times.

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In This Issue
Current & Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations
Civil Litigation 101
Patent Law
Suffolk Law Faculty on NECN
Suffolk Alumni & Faculty Scholarship
NECN Sidebar Video Segments
Suffolk Law faculty analyze the news from a legal perspective each week on New England Cable News. Through NECN's "Sidebar" segment the Suffolk Law professors examine significant local, national and international stories. "Sidebar" airs at 4:15 p.m., Monday's during NECN's News Day Live broadcast. NECN and Suffolk University are broadcast partners, and the segment originates from the university's television studio at 73 Tremont Street in Boston.

Suffolk Alumni 

Faculty Scholarship:
-Professor Andrew Beckerman-Roadau