Gary B. Wells, Esq. began his professional career in 1985 after obtaining a B.B.A. in accounting. He immediately passed the national exam and worked as a C.P.A. for several years. He earned his law degree in 1991 and began practicing law in California and later in Texas. During his more than twenty-eight years of practicing law, he has represented businesses and individuals in a wide range of legal areas, including tax and regulatory issues, civil litigation, estate and business planning, family law, and pursuing appeals in state and federal courts. He is the author of the extensive, two-volume set on firearm laws, volume one covering federal laws and volume two covering Texas laws. He has also authored several articles regarding firearm laws for the firearm-owners’ community.
Firearm Law Updates and How They Affect Your Practice
Every branch of government has become deeply embroiled in the area of firearm laws, leading to an exponential expansion of confusing and contradictory laws. Our clients can arrest and qualify as “prohibited persons” or “criminals” for conduct they never anticipated being illegal. Whether practicing family law, estate planning, administrative, or civil rights law, these changes in firearm laws can impact your practice and the advice you provide your clients. This course will cover how firearm laws impact these and other areas of law and help you identify some of the new potential issues for clients who own or ever plan to own a firearm. It also addresses some of the limited remedies available for those who are prohibited from owning firearms.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Firearm laws in family law
• Estate planning
• Travelling with Firearms; Relief from Firearm Prohibitions
• Administrative Overreach
Date / Time: May 29, 2020
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
• 9:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
• 8:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific
Choose a format:
• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 24 hours after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
myLawCLE seeks accreditation for all programs in all states. (Accreditation for paralegals sought thru NALA and NFPA paralegal associations.) Each attending attorney/paralegal will receive a certificate of completion following the close of the CLE program as proof of attendance. In required states, myLawCLE records attorney/paralegals attendance, in all other states attorney/paralegal is provided with the approved CLE certificate to submit to their state bar or governing association.
- Automatic MCLE Approvals
All myLawCLE CLE programs are accredited automatically either directly or via reciprocity in the following states: AK, AR, CA, CT, FL, HI, IL, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, NJ, NY, WV, and VT. (AZ does not approve CLE programs, but accepts our certificates for CLE credit.)
- Live Video Broadcasts
Live video broadcasts are new live CLE programs being streamed and recorded for the first time. All of these programs qualify for “Live” CLE credit in all states except NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, and LA —these states require in-person attendance to qualify for “Live” CLE credit.
- “Live” Re-Broadcasts
“Live” Re-broadcasts are replays of previously recorded CLE programs, set on a specific date and time and where the original presenting speakers calls in live at the end of the event to answer questions. This “live” element allows for “live” Re-broadcast CLEs to qualify for “Live” CLE credits in most states. [The following states DO NOT allow for “live” CLE credits on re-broadcast CLEs: NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, and LA]
Many states allow for credit to be granted on a 1:1 reciprocal basis for courses approved in another mandatory CLE jurisdiction state. This is known as a reciprocity provision and includes the following states: AK, AR, HI, CT, FL, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, VT, NJ, NY, and WV. myLawCLE does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars or teleconferences in these states.
Section I. Primary Sources of Federal Firearm Laws
Section II. Firearms in Family Law
Section III. Firearms in Estate Planning
Section IV. Firearms and Marijuana
Section V. Prohibited Persons
Section VI. Obtaining Relief from Firearm Prohibitions
Section VII. Transporting Firearms
Section VIII. Home Firearms Manufacturing
Section IX. Administrative Overreach: Veterans & Bump Stocks