Testimonials

I want to thank you for a most enjoyable, informative and empowering experience at your Rock N Roll Law workshop on Friday, January 26. I have a much better perspective on what needs to be done or considered for the future of my daughter’s band. I also liked your approach of disseminating the information through one band, here the Eagles. This was very effective and made the course fun. It was empowering for me on a very personal basis.

Lori Chapin, San Diego attorney

Although I had to brave traffic to attend your course live that. Included an overnight stay, I feel lucky too have been in the room today.   It’s not “regular” CLE! It was engaging, intelligent, fun and professional as music law ought to be and I would recommend the course to others.

I’m inspired.

Thank you!

Karina Tiwana, CA attorney

One of the most enjoyable, entertaining and informative webinars that I have attended

Brian W. Pierson, JD, MBA, Oklahoma City attorney

Jim Jesse has thorough knowledge of the subject and his presentation is interesting and fun. Best CLE ever. Of course, I like The Beatles more than civil procedure.

Kevin McCreedy, Albuquerque, NM attorney

I greatly enjoyed your presentation. I am absolutely jazzed with this subject matter.  This area of law is new for me and challenging. What fun! Your presentation was in-depth and entertaining.  I suspect if I had been introduced to this topic by another legal guide, I may just have only experienced technical dryness.  Thank you for putting life into this law.

Camille Martinez, Albuquerque, NM attorney

I have been suffering through CLE in various jurisdictions since 1982. I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve enjoyed it. It was both substantially informative and entertaining. I am not in active practice anymore but keep up my licenses. If all CLEs were this informative and enjoyable I would not think twice about maintaining active status. -Deborah Macdonald, San Francisco attorney

That was the most enjoyable seminar I have ever attended. You said something in passing about addressing some issue during the Beatles class.  Do you offer other seminars? BTW, I had Eagles tickets, so it was a pretty neat coincidence to learn so much about them before the show.

Thanks for the great program.  -Bob Giannini, Atlanta attorney

Best seminar I have ever taken. Even if you do not practice in this field, you will love this presentation if you enjoy music. = Robert Tuttle, Atlanta attorney

Practical and entertaining. This is a great course for musicians and lawyers alike. This is not your average, boring CLE! The presentation is full of interesting, real world case studies, music samples and useful information. Highly recommend!!  Krystal Wascher, Pittsburgh attorney

Very good and informative. Jim is knowledgeable. Material is interesting. Presentation is lively, easy to follow and entertaining.  -W. David Slomski, Pittsburgh attorney

I would go to a lot more CLE courses if they were all this good.Josh Van de Wetering, MT attorney

“One of the best seminars I have attended in the last 40 years. Interesting, entertaining, and jam-packed with the material you really need. Great value!”  Tom Korbee, Louisville attorney

“Everyone should attend. Great value, excellent content and superb presenter. Amazing value!!” Mary Angela Shaughnessy, Louisville attorney

“Your CLE was great! The materials are concise and very helpful to both amateur and professional alike.” =Harris H. Wilder, KC attorney

“The class was really informative. I will never forget the various things I picked up from it.  I can’t remember all that much from the many CLEs I’ve participated in over the decades.  But I won’t forget what I picked up in this one.” -Mark Trop, Windermere, FL attorney

I attended this CLE to assist my daughter who is a new and aspiring artist. I was impressed by the amount of new intellectual information I learned. Great presentation!Bradley Pistotnik, Wichita attorney

I really enjoyed the webinar, I learned a lot.  I have been practicing for 29 years, not in this field. My son is in the music industry in both the recording and production side as well as being a musician. I am trying to get a foot in the door to help him and eventually get more involved in the industry. Your presentation was very helpful. – Tedd Mehr, California attorney

Excellent presentation today. As someone who has worked outside of this area of the law for 30 years in a few jurisdictions (state tax law practice most of that time) but who has a strong and developed interest in blues and rock music, your presentation was truly appreciated. Very informative. Great job.
Thanks for helping me complete my CLE with a fun course. I look forward to receiving my certificate and following the recent McCartney case. Be well and rock on! – Nancy Stanislawski, California attorney

Thank you for one of the most(if not THE most) interesting, informative and enjoyable CLE seminars I’ve taken in my 24-plus years of practice.  As a non-practitioner in the area of copyright law, I feel I have been given an excellent foundational base from which to build and explore the topic going forward.  The presentation was well paced, relevant, and was one of the best integrations of technology I’ve seen in MCLE seminars, and I would highly recommend this to my colleagues and peers going forward.  Can’t wait to dive into Jim’s book this weekend.

“Thanks again for a terrific experience.” Blaise Jackson

I attended yesterday’s webinar.  Also, if you have a mailing list for future events, please place my name in it.  Regarding the webinar, most enjoyable MCLE I’ve had in years.  You know your stuff inside out and by using a band that everyone knows as the foundation for the material, it made the learning more like watching a documentary than attending a class.  I always thought copyright was boring stuff until yesterday.  You certainly opened by eyes to the opportunities.  – Bruce A Lepore, California attorney

Least boring CLE ever! Any CLE that plays clips and music from Seinfeld and the Big Lebowski is ok by me.     – Colleen Schaller, Philadelphia attorney

I’ve been to over a hundred CLE Seminars in my 40 years’ of practice, but never enjoyed one as much as yesterday’s in Orlando.  Thank you for the smart and hilarious presentation, esp. about The Beatles.  John, Paul & George are heroes of mine.

Lamar Oxford, Orlando attorney

If all CLEs were this good, lawyers would spend all their time in auditoriums. -Christine Mason, Portland attorney

-A+! We got the steak, not just the sizzle. -Edward J. Tucker, New Jersey attorney

Mr. Jesse is a dynamic speaker who is easy to understand and has a passion for the subject matter. -SF Attorney

I have attended a previous CLE by Jim and enjoyed so much, I had to attend another one. I *love* the incorporation of music and real life examples. -Ted D. Ayers, Wichita attorney

Excellent and extremely interesting. Best CLE I’ve ever attended. – Susan Loy, Wichita attorney

Best CLE I’ve been to in *many years! *Jim Jesse is passionate about his subject and presents it in an entertaining and fun way. Your hardly realize how much you have learned until it is over. – Wichita attorney

A very interesting presentation and a chance to get a behind-the-scenes understanding of the music copyright world. -Sam Henderson, St. Louis attorney

A 10! Very engaging. Jim is a great speaker! -Elizabeth Bitterman, Philadelphia attorney

Great content, materials and delivery. – Wendy Fein Cooper, Philadelphia attorney

I have friends looking to open gyms and dance studios, and I wanted some basic information. Jim was both entertaining and very knowledgeable.The material was presented in a way designed to engage the listener. – Joy Root, Lawrence attorney

Very compelling and a great overview of music copyright law. – Max Kautsch, Lawrence musician

10! Excellent! – Richard Slezak, Portland attorney

10 out of 10. Thorough, entertaining and informative. -Thomas Kutz, Des Moines attorney

5 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed it very much. -Marc Ward, Des Moines attorney

This was a fascinating CLE. -Dale S. Macltaffie, Portland attorney

Great info for someone who never took any IP law. -John Schlosser, attorney

Jim is getting so popular, he needs a bigger venue! -Maureen Mahoney, Kansas City Attorney

Not only is the presentation fun and entertaining, but I learned much more about the fundamentals of copyright law than I anticipated.  Great CLE and well worth the time. -Ron Pritchard, Kansas City Attorney

Very interesting and entertaining.  A nuts and bolts primer for the non-copyright practitioner who wants to expand his knowledge of the law.  This course contributed to my knowledge and love of music and its history. -Larry Schaffer, Kansas City Attorney

Excellent CLE.  Is there anything about Music Law that Jim does not know?!!-Chicago, IL lawyer

Fantastic CLE.  Presenter is knowledgeable in the law, but more importantly knows the industry and weaves in a great blend of examples and humor that allows you to see how the law plays out in real life scenarios. =Chicago attorney

This is a great way to pick up CLE credits.  I practice an entirely different kind of law.  I attended because the topic interested me.  I am glad I did.  I will be way more fun at cocktail parties. -Susan Rider, Chicago Attorney

If all CLE’s were this good, lawyers would spend all their time in the classroom. -Chris Mason, Portland, OR Attorney

A great overview of Music Copyright Law.  The presentation was interactive and very interesting.  A great mix of music law and history.  -Stephanie LaRocco, Wichita, KS attorney

For a person who does not do any intellectual property in my practice, this course was very interesting and straight-forward.  The best CLE I’ve attended in 20 years. -Rose Mulvany Henry, Nashville, TN attorney

I represent a recording studio and several artists and writers.  This CLE was right on par with the work I do.  It was both entertaining and informative!  Thank you. -Melanie D. Bingham, Baxter Springs, KS attorney

For copyright practitioner’s, Jim’ CLE is comprehensive and engaging.  For non-copyright practitioners, Jim‘s CLE is approachable and entertaining.  Either way, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon! -Amy Kelly, Lawrence, KS attorney

I thoroughly enjoyed your CLE!  You made an interesting, but complex, area of the law very entertaining. -Kelly W., Kansas City attorney

The best CLE I have ever attended. -Graham Day, St. Louis attorney

A great capsule of all music law.  I loved it. -Thomas Werge, Denver, CO attorney

“Jim’s CLE presentations are the best I have ever attended in over 40 years of practicing law. Jim knows his stuff and makes everything interesting for the audience.” -Bob Hiller, Topeka, KS attorney

“I really enjoyed the seminar.  It took me out of my routine of criminal law and put me into another world.”  -Julianne Dunn-Herzog, Omaha, NE attorney

“This was the most fun CLE I have ever been to.” -Diana Vogt, Omaha, NE attorney

Very informative and excellent overview of Rock N Roll Law. -Howard Borden, Omaha, NE attorney

“Rock N Roll Law was my all-time favorite CLE—a fun, informative, interesting, and entertaining speaker.”  -Phyllis K. Webster, Wichita, KS attorney

“With most clients’ online and social interests, knowledge of copyright law is critical.  In this age of internet and social networking, your clients will have copyright issues.  This class is excellent.” -Henry Cox, Kansas City attorney

“Presentation was excellent and fun.” -Daniel M. Welch, Kansas City attorney

“The best CLE I have ever attended.  Great visuals and audio, well organized and presented.”  -John J. Knoll, Kansas City attorney

“I absolutely loved your presentation.  I enjoyed the chance to engage in a discussion with you regarding music law.”  -Jeff Curran, Oklahoma City Attorney

“I believe the material and presentation was excellent.  I thoroughly enjoyed what I learned.”  -Richard C. Hinson, Omaha, NE Attorney

“I have never enjoyed a CLE program more.”  Phil S.

“I really enjoyed your entertaining presentation and depth of music knowledge.”  Laura O.

“This CLE was very interesting and informative.  Mr.  Jesse is a musical encyclopedia, and makes the area of music copyright law easier to grasp.”

“First Rate.  Jim is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic.”

“Bar Associations throughout many states should put you on”

“A+ . . . fully satisfied”

“Fantastic!   Very informative and useful  . . . entertaining and kept my interest”

“AAA+”

“Make it a 5-hour CLE”

“Very interactive . . . love the stories and in-depth knowledge of music”

“Do it again next year”

“Excellent . . . 10 out of 10”

“Excellent use of audio aids.”  Tulsa attendee

“More interesting subject matter than most CLE’s.  Excellent content—I don’t have a strong music background and it was interesting to me.  The examples helped drove home the information and the speaker was engaging.”  Tulsa attendee

“A highly entertaining CLE.  It present premier information in a creative and informative way.”  Trevor Hughes, Tulsa, OK attorney

“I have an ownership interest in a recording studio and wanted to learn more about the business side of the music industry.  I expect to revisit these materials often and plan to change our business model based on lessons learned in Jim’s presentation.”  Gary Miller, Freemon and Miller, Tampa FL 813-926-0777

“Been practicing in the area for 16 years.  Super interesting topic.” Kevin D. Astl, Tampa

“Jim Jesse does a wonderful job of bringing a complex subject matter to life in a setting that is both entertaining and substantive. The real life application through stories of music copyright issues was thorough and fun.”

“Beginning to get into larger, multi-million dollar prenuptials and postnuptials. One includes lead singer of a very famous band. I want to expand my knowledge of how to protect intellectual property in prenups and postnups.  Excellent and extremely entertaining!  12 on a scale of 1-10!” Carmen R. Gillett

“Great content! Very entertaining and didactic at the same time.”

“One of the most energetic and well-informed speakers among the few hundred seminars I’ve attended in my 40-year law practice.”  Lamar D. Oxford, Dean Ringers, PA, Orlando FL

Excellent! Actually entertaining, while learning! -Leslie E Smith, KC

This was my 4th time coming to a Rock n Roll Law seminar. I already had my CLE requirements for the year but came because it is so much fun. -Jeff Zimmerman, KC

I HATE CLE seminars!  But I LOVED this one and can’t wait to attend again. -Tom ??, KC

Excellent. Good blend of substantive material and lessons from the school of hard knocks. -Stephen G Thomas, Cleveland

Jim is knowledgeable and clearly lives the subject matter. -Joe Ferrante, Cleveland

Come on back to Atlanta. I enjoyed your course. Would love to take another. Even the other attendees were more interesting.  -Fran Spinelli, Atlanta attorney

I liked the course a lot: a most pleasurable learning experience. – James Jordan, Calfornia attorney

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