Law for Non-Lawyers: Navigating the Legal Risks of Credentialing Programs

Law for Non-Lawyers: Navigating the Legal Risks of Credentialing Programs

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Oct 18, 2022 - Oct 18, 2022


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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CAE Credits: Credits can only be earned through live attendance of each seminar. Watching recorded seminars will not count toward CAE credit.

Credentialing symbolizes excellence and commitment to high-quality standards, which help professionals, associations, and nonprofit leaders increase revenue, professional value, and a competitive advantage. Credentialing programs also offer a variety of benefits to industry, government, and the public. However, launching a credentialing program is a serious undertaking that must be carefully considered and methodically implemented. In this course, you’ll develop an understanding of the different types of credentials, assessment criteria to consider before initiating a credentialing program, the top five legal risks associated with credentialing programs, and risk mitigation strategies to limit legal liability. You’ll also learn about credentialing trends to consider whether your organization can benefit by developing a credential program.

This online seminar features facilitated audio content and conversations. Soon after registering, attendees will receive login information from Zoom. Participants will have access to the recorded session, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online seminar will close Tuesday October 18th 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The full five-part series is available for registration, or you may register separately for any of the individual sessions:

Full Series: Law Essentials for Non-Lawyers Online Seminar Series

Session 1: Event and Hospitality Industry Contracts: Friend or Foe

Session 2: Navigating the Labyrinth of Credentialing Programs and Inherent Legal Risks

Session 3: From Hiring to Firing, Best Practices in Employment Law

Session 4: Understanding Antitrust Laws to Mitigate Risks

Session 5: How to Protect Your Association’s Intellectual Property



  • Oyango Snell, CAE, CEO and Executive Director, California Lawyers Association

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This program will be hosted via Zoom and will have closed captioning provided by If you would like to request a live captioner to be available during the event, please reach out to Linnae O’Flahavan

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      Oyango A. Snell, Esq., CAE

      Oyango A. Snell serves as the CEO and Executive Director of the California Lawyers Association. He formerly served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) where he was responsible for all legal and compliance matters. Oyango recently served as the chief legislative and regulatory counsel in multiple states representing the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) on critical issues impacting the insurance industry. Prior to joining PCI, Oyango spent his professional career in state government relations in both the public and private sectors in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his law degree from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and holds a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Oyango completed his undergraduate studies at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, a historical Black college. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and registered as in-house counsel with the State Bar of California. Oyango is very engaged in the association and nonprofit community, serving as the Co-Chair for the California Society of Association Executives' Inagural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, as a member of ASAE's Ethics Advisory Committee, and as the Chair of the Board of Directors for United Way California Capital Region.

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