Workshops, Trainings, Events

Upcoming

2017

WORKSHOPS: Please join Conservation Law Foundation’s Legal Food Hub and Hogan Lovells to learn more about new food safety rules in two upcoming webinars.

For Food Entrepreneurs: Preventive Controls Webinar

Wednesday, October 18 from 1-2 pm

Please join Joe Levitt and Elizabeth Fawell, attorneys at Hogan Lovells US LLP, in collaboration with Conservation Law Foundation’s Legal Food Hub, for a webinar on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule. This rule applies to most facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food. This is an opportunity to better understand what is and is not required under this rule, the extent of who is covered, and importantly for those who are exempt, the process for acquiring and maintaining that exempt status. If you are, or think you are, in any way engaged in activities covered by this rule, join this webinar and make sure you understand what you need to do to ensure you are in compliance with this important food safety law and the Preventive Controls rule. Attorneys, if you have food entrepreneur clients, this valuable session will help you learn what your clients’ needs may be, allowing you to better provide counsel and guide them toward compliance.

Joe Levitt is a partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP and is a former director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Elizabeth Fawell is counsel at Hogan Lovells US LLP. Together, they have represented food industry interests throughout both the legislative development and the subsequent FDA rulemaking stages of FSMA. Now they counsel food industry clients on an ongoing basis regarding FSMA compliance. They will bring this deep experience and knowledge of FSMA to the Legal Food Hub community.

Audience members should use the following dial-in numbers to join the conference:

1 (888) 424-8151 – Audience US Toll Free
1 (847) 585-4422 – Audience US Toll

Audience Passcode: 7161 881

Audience local and international free phone telephone numbers:
http://web.meetme.net/r.aspx?p=11&a=UVLBuRALjvLIfL

Webcast URL:
http://event.onlineseminarsolutions.com/wcc/r/1514335-1/33F56354D939C3ABCD4AD07F7CE5EEF4

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For Farmers and Food Businesses: Produce Safety Rule Webinar

Wednesday, October 25 from 10-11 am

Please join Joe Levitt and Elizabeth Fawell, attorneys at Hogan Lovells US LLP, in collaboration with Conservation Law Foundation’s Legal Food Hub, for a webinar on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. This rule establishes standards for safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human food. In addition to learning about the requirements of the rule, you will hear about exemptions and modified requirements. If you are a farmer, this is an opportunity to understand what your obligations are, and whether you are exempt or have fewer requirements to follow. For those not exempt, it is a chance to learn what you need to be doing. For attorneys, this valuable session will help you understand what your farm and food clients’ needs may be, allowing you to better provide counsel on this important food safety law and its implementing rules.

Joe Levitt is a partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP and is a former director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Elizabeth Fawell is counsel at Hogan Lovells US LLP. Together, they have represented food industry interests throughout both the legislative development and the subsequent FDA rulemaking stages of FSMA. Now they counsel food industry clients on an ongoing basis regarding FSMA compliance. They will bring this deep experience and knowledge of FSMA to the Legal Food Hub community.

Audience members should use the following dial-in numbers to join the conference:

1 (888) 424-8151 – Audience US Toll Free
1 (847) 585-4422 – Audience US Toll

Audience Passcode: 9535 651

Audience local and international free phone telephone numbers:
http://web.meetme.net/r.aspx?p=11&a=UjnYDodoYatEBy

Webcast URL:
http://event.onlineseminarsolutions.com/wcc/r/1514413-1/80B43484D6C6E05D016C5FCC0BEDB88C

 


Past

2017

  • WORKSHOP: June 22- Business Structures for Food Businesses, Salem Enterprise Center, Salem, MA
  • WORKSHOP: May 30th- Trademarks Workshop at Hope & Main, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trademark-workshop-tickets-33436689037
  • WORKSHOP: May 6th- Business Bootcamp at Hope & Main
  • TRAINING: May 5- CLE: Farm-to-Table & Food Safety, 2.5 CLE credits. Location: Preti Flaherty, One City Center, Portland, ME. Time: 1:00-3:30PM. Free for Legal Food Hub network attorneys, others $25. Please contact Phelps Turner at pturner@clf.org to register.
  • TRAINING: May 3-4- Professional Training for Farm Succession Advisors, The Falls Center, Manchester, NH. 12.5 CLE credits approved in Vermont and Maine, self-certification available in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Agenda is found here and registration is found here.
  • TRAINING: March 29- CLE on Labor and Employment Issues for Farm and Food Enterprises, Portland, ME. Space is limited- pre-register by March 27 by emailing rprice@clf.org with “March 29 CLE” in subject line.
  • WORKSHOP: March 11- Entrepreneur Bootcamp, Hope & Main, Warren, RI
  • WORKSHOP: March 9- Business Structures for Farms and Farmers’ Markets, Northeast Harvest Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trades Show, Sturbridge, MA
  • WORKSHOP: February 13, 6-8PM- Succession Workshop, hosted by Land For Good and American Farmland Trust, Kingston, RI
  • WORKSHOP: February 6, 6-9PM- Business Structures for Urban Farmers, Carrot Project’s Urban Agriculture Training Program, Roxbury, MA
  • WORKSHOP: February 8- Intellectual Property and Estate Planning for Farmers, Grafton, MA
  • WORKSHOP: March 4- Intellectual Property for Urban Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs, Urban Farming Conference, Boston, MA
  • WORKSHOP: January 4- Regulations Related to Your Farmer Operation, UMaine Regional Learning Center
  • WORKSHOP: January 11-12- Two days of programming at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show, Augusta

2016

  • WORKSHOP: October 27, 8:30am-10:30am- Protecting Intellectual Property in the Food Business, Enterprise Center at Salem State, Salem, MA
  • WORKSHOP: November 6 (afternoon)- Employment Law, MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference, Northport, ME
  • TRAINING: May 6 – Luncheon at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson (invitation only).
  • TRAINING: May 23 – Luncheon at Drummond, Woodsum (invitation only).
  • WORKSHOP CLE: May 10 – Presentation at Gignoux Inn of Court (invitation only).
  • TRAINING: May 12 – Perkins, Thompson (invitation only).
  • TRAINING: March 21 – Luncheon at Pierce Atwood (invitation only).
  • WORKSHOP: March 12 – One on one sessions with Legal Food Hub attorneys. Urban Farming Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • WORKSHOP: January 31 – Employment Law, Maine Federation of Farmers Markets, Maple Farm Inn, Hallowell, ME
  • WORKSHOP: January 13-14 – Two-day legal workshop for farmers, Agricultural Trades Show, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
  • Wednesday, January 13
    • 10-10:55 a.m. – Legal Considerations Essential for Running a Successful Farm Business
    • 11-11:55 a.m. – Food Safety
    • 12-1 p.m. – One-on-one sessions
    • 1-1:55 p.m. – Intellectual Property
    • 2-2:55 p.m. – Legal Structure for Your Farm
    • 3-3:55 p.m. – Land Leasing and Purchasing
    • 4-4:55 p.m. – Employment Law
  • Thursday, January 14
    • 9-9:55 a.m. – Farm Protection and Transition
    • 10-10:55 a.m. – Employment Law
    • 11-11:55 a.m. – Legal Structure for Your Farm
    • 12-1 p.m. – One-on-one sessions
    • 1-1:55 p.m. – Legal Considerations Essential for Running a Successful Farm Business

2015

  • EVENT: December 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Hub Attorney Appreciation and Networking, Maine Mead Works, Portland, ME
  • EVENT: November 21-22 – Farm, Fish, and Food Innovation Challenge, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
  • WORKSHOP: November 8 – Choosing the Right Business Entity for Your Farm, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Farmer to Farmer Conference, Point Lookout Resort, Northport, ME
  • EVENT: October 22 – Pierce Atwood attorney networking, Portland, ME
  • WORKSHOP: October 6 – How To Choose a Business Structure, Purdue Extension, Webinar
  • WORKSHOP: September 26 – Farm Labor Law, Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, ME
  • WORKSHOP: August 20 – Commercial Leases and Entity Formation, Commonwealth Kitchen, Boston, MA

 

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