Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program

Virtual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program:

The U.S. Supreme Court 2020-2021 Term in Review;
Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b);
Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence of Justice Sonia Sotomayor;
Copyright Infringement,

Trademark Infringement,
and Social Media

Date: October 14-15, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Login:  8:00 a.m.
Test Session:  October 13, 2021
                       10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
How to Login:
  1. Click on the following URL link:
  2. Type the e-mail address that you used to register in this CLE Program.
  3. Type the password you received in your e-mail confirmation.
  4. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Duration: 12 hours
Location: Virtual Event
  • Zoom application
  • Reliable Fast Internet Connection
  • Computer, Laptop, Tablet or Mobile Device
Agenda: CLE Program Agenda

The Registration is now CLOSED.

Deadline:  September 27, 2021

Cancellation: On or before October 8. 2021, send an e-mail to:
Notice from the Clerk: Notice from the Clerk No. 21-11: Virtual CLE Program on October 14 & 15, 2021

The United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico ("USDCPR") is sponsoring a Virtual Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") program, to be held on October 14 and 15, 2021. This Virtual CLE will be a two-day, twelve-hour program, to be offered free of charge to members of the Bar in good standing. Every effort will be made to obtain accreditation from the Puerto Rico Supreme Court's Continuing Legal Education Program.

The CLE program will consist of the following lectures: The U.S. Supreme Court 2020-2021 Term in Review; Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b); Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence of Justice Sonia Sotomayor; Copyright Infringement. Trademark Infringement. and Social Media. The Program's featured speakers are:

  1. Edward J. lmwinkelried, Edward L. Barrett, Jr., Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, School of Law. Mr. lmwinkelried is a nationally recognized expert on Evidence and is the author or coauthor of several multi-volume treaties, including his most popular text, Evidentiary Foundations (10th ed. 2018). He has published more than 100 law review articles.
  2. David L. Hudson, Jr., Visiting Associate Professor of Legal Practice at Belmont University.  Mr. Hudson is a First Amendment expert who serves as a Fellow for the First Amendment of the Freedom Forum Institute. He is the author or co-author of more than 40 books, including The Rehnquist Court: Understanding Its Impact and Legacy (Praeger 2006).
  3. Barry P. McDonald, Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. McDonald is a recognized expert on Constitutional Law, the U.S. Supreme Court, and First Amendment Law. He has published several articles and essays on the law governing freedom of expression and religion in such prominent journals as the Emory Law Journal, Illinois Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal and Washington & Lee Law Review.
  4. Michael B. Landau, Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law. Mr. Landau is a recognized expert on Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property, and Entertainment Law. He is the author of the eleven-volume treatise, Lindey on Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts: Agreement and the Law. Mr. Landau writes the Copyright and Trademark Sections of West's Federal Administrative Practice Manual, and has more than 50 articles and book chapters on Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, and Freedom of Expression. 

The CLE Program runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on October 14 and 15, respectively. For your convenience, a detailed agenda, speaker information, and lecture materials will be posted in this webpage. 

Prior to submitting the CLE's Registration Application, be advised that: 

  • Each attorney must make his/her own reservation. 
  • Attorneys must be in good standing in order to register (contact the Clerk's Office at 787-772-3016, 787-772-3001, or 787-772-3061 to verify status).
  • In order to request CLE accreditation from the Puerto Rico Supreme Court CLE Program, participants will be required to provide their registered "RUA" number as part of the application.
  • Only attorneys with confirmed reservation may access the virtual CLE Program.
  • Confirmed attorneys must commit to attend the two-day CLE Program.
  • The deadline for reservations is September 27, 2021.
  • Attorneys with a confirmed reservation who fail to attend must explain reasons in writing.
  • Registered participants are encouraged to test their access to the Virtual CLE internetwebpage prior to the start of the program.
  • Telephone calls for registration to the virtual CLE program will not be accepted. 

After the reservation period has closed, the Office of the Clerk will send a confirmation notice to registered attorneys to the primary e-mail address listed in the CM/ECF System. Attorneys with confirmed reservation must notify any cancellations on or before October 8. 2021, by sending an email to:

Please see Notice from the Clerk No. 21-11: Virtual CLE Program on October 14 & 15, 2021 for more details.