Business Law Basics

Business Law Basics

Business Law Basics is a free CLE webinar series featuring monthly programs focused on the fundamentals of key practice areas.

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Audio, video, and materials from Business Law Basics programs are available to Business Law Section members shortly after each webinar. CLE credit is only available for programs that are live or in the on-demand library.

Upcoming Program

Ethics and Conflicts in Transactional Practice: Winter is Coming

December 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

This program will review of some of the fundamentals of recognizing, assessing, and dealing with conflicts of interest in a transactional practice. It will address the basic conflict rules (Rules 1.7, 1.9, and 1.10); the ethical and related issues when approached by a constituent of an organization to be formed or of an existing organization, including the consequences and limitations of representing the constituent, multiple constituents, or the organization itself; issues encountered when representing multiple clients in the same transaction; and the nuts and bolts of maintaining accurate information in a law firm’s conflict checking system.

Ethics credit requested.


  • Shannon “A.J.” Singleton (moderator), Stoll Keenon Ogden, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Suzanne C. Odom, Montgomery & Andrews, PA, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Sarah Steinbeck Adelson, Holland & Hart LLP, Denver, Colorado

Presented by: Professional Responsibility Committee

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Audio and materials from all Business Law Basics programs will be archived shortly after each webinar.

Accreditation Information

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted.  For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. 

The ABA applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA live webinars and teleconferences in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MP, MT, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. 

The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in FL, ID, ME, NE, NJ, PA, RI, and WY. Some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state.

The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.  The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of ethics CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of ethics CLE credit in 50-minute statesCredit hours granted are subject to each state's approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This transitional/non-transitional CLE program is approved for newly admitted and experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits.

All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction.

Scholarship Information

A limited number of scholarships are available to defray the registration fee upon application. Preference will be given to practitioners with limited means and unemployed attorneys. Please contact Quiana Nesbit for more information at