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Live Webinar

A Beginner's Guide to Entertainment Law

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes


Sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

There are significant challenges and rewards when entering into the field of entertainment law. Ken Abdo and Kirk Schroder, two past ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries chairs, will present their annual discussion for beginning entertainment lawyers and those considering a career change into this area.

Mr. Schroder and Mr. Abdo will present an overview of ethical and professional responsibility issues especially important for entertainment lawyers; focusing specifically on building and maintaining an entertainment law practice on a practical and ethical foundation. They will provide valuable knowledge and expertise in the various fields of entertainment law.

Additionally they will address common legal mistakes for would-be entertainment lawyers; basic considerations in starting an entertainment practice; and where to find clients. There will also be a question & answer session for any would be entertainment lawyer. This course is a must for anyone interested in doing more entertainment law work, is a good refresher course for more established practitioners, and is always lively and entertaining!

Program Faculty

Ken Abdo, Partner, Lommen, Abdo Law Firm, Minneapolis, MN

Kirk Schroder, Partner, Schroder Fidlow, PLC, Richmond, VA

CLE Credit

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The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

Registration Options

- Individual
- Group
- CD-ROM (Pre-Orders)

Phone or Mail:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
Event Code: cet4bge
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Join the ABA and Save!

Join the ABA to receive a discount on this and future ABA programs and products. Join the Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries or the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division to save even more!


$95 Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Members
$150 ABA Members
$195 General Public
$99 Government Attorneys
$75 Each additional registrant at the same location. Each registrant must log in to the webinar individually to receive credit.

All participants must register for the program.

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