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Answer Bar: Oil, Gas and Energy Agreements and Contracting Essentials

Session 1: Midstream 101: A Primer on Understanding Midstream Contracts and Identifying Key Issues - Explore midstream transactions and the contracts commonly utilized in the industry to gather, transport, and process oil and gas. Work through commercial and regulatory considerations and key issues when drafting midstream contracts. Session 2: Update on Surface Use Agreements and Disputes - With the continuing expansion of the traditional and alternative energy sectors in Texas, surface use agreements must be carefully drafted in order to balance conflicting surface uses of the same property. Hear practical guidance for negotiating agreements and navigating disputes over shared use, including an update on recent cases affecting surface disputes.   Session 3: JOA Negotiation: Operator and Non-Operator Perspectives - Review key provisions of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen 610 Model Form Operating Agreement from both the operator’s and non-operator’s perspectives. Session 4: MSA Negotiations - A mock negotiation of a master service agreement with particular attention paid to the insurance and indemnity provisions to ensure an effective risk allocation program. Session 5: Split Estate Issues (Mineral, Wind, Solar and Water) - Explore competing uses, common conflicts, and potential solutions. Session 6: Communication with Opposing Counsel and Landowners - Common law rules, the fields of tort and contract, as well as rules of professional ethics, govern a lawyer’s or landman’s negotiations on behalf of a client.  By remaining mindful of these rules, including how the rules differ depending on whether you are negotiating with opposing counsel or a landowner, you can stay out of trouble and better serve your client. Session 7: LNG Commercial Models and Challenges Update - Hear an overview of various LNG commercial models offered by first and second wave U.S. LNG export projects. Cover how the choice of project structure may affect the commercial model and marketing efforts. Session 8: LIBOR and Letters of Intent - Market trends and issues regarding the replacement of LIBOR in transactional documentation and ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ or ‘best practices’ for the drafting of the document that typically is the precursor to any significant transaction – the letter of intent. Session 9: Ethics in Contracting Issues - Using hypotheticals, this presentation focuses on a number of ethics issues that might arise in contracting situations. Can lawyers take advantage of privileged communications the adversary inadvertently sends them? Can lawyers receiving electronic documents look for hidden metadata the other side has not scrubbed? What duties do lawyers have in representing contracting parties, with regards to disclosing client confidences to prevent the adversary from being deceived about the clients' intent, or to correct the adversary's misunderstanding about the law, the contract's terms, or the adversary's scriveners error? Session 10: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Engage in a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.00 hrs | 2.75 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2021
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Answer Bar: Global Data Security Considerations for the Corporate Client

Session 1: Is Reasonable Security Achievable in the Corporation? - The term "Reasonable Security" is appearing in news headlines and inside court rooms. Regulators are increasingly conducting examinations of breached corporations to determine if preventative “Reasonable Security” measures are being deployed across the enterprise. Class action litigation representatives are also questioning, if a lack of "Reasonable Security” contributed to breaches in their complaints. Hear how “Reasonable Security” can be achieved across the pillars of people, process, and technology--including the implementation and management of proactive "Reasonable Security" measures. And explore how to evaluate and measure if “Reasonable Security” is in place, and how to identify gaps that may exist in a cybersecurity program. Session 2: International Privacy Laws and Enforcement Session 3: The ABCs of Operationalizing the CCPA, BIPA, and Other State Data Privacy Laws - Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act is set to commence in July 2020. Explore how companies are grappling with how to integrate the recently revised CCPA regulations into their ordinary business activities. Hear practical guidance on operationalizing compliance with the CCPA as well as other state data privacy laws (e.g., Illinois’ Biometric Information Protection Act). Session 4: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Cybersecurity and Privacy Compliance - It seems like a new global or domestic privacy law is being introduced every week. Just when you thought that your program was complete and running smoothly, all of a sudden you must figure out a way to implement and maintain a new requirement. Learn about reliable management tools for a data privacy and cybersecurity compliance program from the experts. Our panel of in-house lawyers from the public and private sector discuss how to make it easy to operationalize overlapping laws and how to make sure that your compliance program is always up to date. Session 5: Do You Know Where Your Data is?: Data Sharing and the State of the Law - Modern companies are awash in data. Employees generate it and are usually looking for the most efficient way to share it internally and externally. Review the myriad of problems that can occur even with the most well-meaning of employees. From the possible export control risks of emailing technical information to an overseas colleague, to using Dropbox and other file sharing sites to exchange information, to providing data to contract employees, and more, explore the state of the law as it relates to data and what can happen if you lose control of it.   Session 6: Protecting Client Information-Cyber Protection Duties as an Attorney - Explore the ethical and legal obligations of attorneys and law firms to protect client data and communications from the latest cybersecurity threats. Session 7: Ethics and Professionalism in a Global Environment - Ethics and professionalism are being influenced by many factors in today’s global environment. Consider some of these factors, along with areas of commonality amongst the legal ethics rules from a sampling of jurisdictions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 5.75 hrs | 2.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Answer Bar: Global Data Security Considerations for the Corporate Client
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Answer Bar: Handling Employee Investigations in Today's Workplace 

Session 1: Internal Investigations - Artful Inquisitions—how to master internal investigations to uncover the truth. Employee interviews are critical to conducting an effective and thorough workplace investigation. Get informative tips on preparing investigation interviews, applying effective questioning techniques, and using emotional intelligence to elicit key information. Session 2: Reputational Risk: Managing Perceptions with Image Repair - When the reputation of the client is uncertain and “no comment” is not an option, hear from a public relations veteran and an employment attorney on strategies for communicating with the public and employees. Discussion includes the advanced Image Repair Theory crisis communication guide, coordinating the legal and communications team, and the professional ethical rules that govern lawyers when speaking about ongoing conflict. Session 3: Whistleblowers - A plaintiff-side and defense-side lawyer discuss protections and pitfalls for individuals and employers under state and federal whistleblower statutes. Session 4: Employee Activism and Workplace Political Speech - Analyze legal and practical implications of employee activism and political speech including best practices for employee training, policy development, and navigating related day-to-day workplace realities. Session 5: The New Gender and Sexuality - Legal update and practical workplace impact of social and cultural shifts with respect to the evolving terminology and variety of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Session 6: Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap - The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its enactment. With an aging baby boomer population, employees working past traditional retirement age, and millennials moving into management positions—these issues are more important than ever. Discuss strategies for managing multi-generational workforces and preventing age discrimination claims. Session 7: Best Practices in Dispute Resolution - Get practical tips on how to anticipate, avoid, evaluate, negotiate, and resolve workplace conflicts from a mediator and arbitrator with 45 years of experience representing employees and employers. Session 8: Combatting Hostile Environments: Risks of “Workplace Civility” Policies - Anti-harassment policies that prohibit only conduct that is strictly unlawful do not go far enough to guarantee a respectful workplace for employees. But broadly-drafted policies that require civility in workplace interactions can have unintended consequences. Examine the pros and cons of policies that go beyond unlawful behavior, and what they can mean for you and your clients. Session 9: Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality - Understand the fundamental tensions in anti-discrimination law, how it impacts plaintiffs and defendants in the litigation system, and hear practical recommendations for how to better respond to persistent patterns of discrimination. Session 10: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: A Priority and Challenge - Developing diversity and inclusion initiatives is a growing priority for many companies and organizations. Gain strategies and advice in how to approach the creation and implementation of these initiatives, and how to avoid inadvertent Title VII violations or other legal liabilities. Session 11: How to Be an Ethical Ally (When You Work with a Bunch of Attorneys) - Are you a person who notices inequities around you? Do you want to respond when you see or hear another person being slighted? Do you work with a bunch of attorneys? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the ethics presentation is for you. We'll dive into some common biases sometimes seen in law firms and legal departments and discuss how you can effectively interrupt these biases by being an ally to your peers and to your profession.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.00 hrs | 2.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Answer Bar: Handling Employee Investigations in Today's Workplace 
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Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice

Session 1: Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession - Explore various technologies and emerging platforms that continue to influence the legal industry, including key considerations in implementing these technologies and related ethical concerns. Session 2: Competency, Confidentiality, Conflicts, and Technology - This session covers a wide range of problems that technology has created for lawyers. On the one hand, lawyers are obligated to use technology when it benefits their clients, but on the other, failure to use the technology competently can lead to ethical problems. This session analyzes issues from the mundane to the profound. Session 3: Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology - Increasingly technology is integrated into the practice of law. Examine lawyers' current ethical responsibility in relation to the use of technology and how such responsibility may change as technological advances, like artificial intelligence, become more commonplace in the practice of law. Session 4: Data Analytics: The Answer to Your Law Firm's Innovation Efforts - Learn how to easily kick-start your firm’s innovation efforts, close the gender pay gap (for you and your clients), and use data to reduce bias, improve inclusion as part of a diversity and inclusion initiative, and simultaneously use proven scientific methods to improve bottom-line profitability!  Session 5: Avoiding Ethical Issues with Lawyers' Use of Social Media - The world of social media has engulfed us all. Not only has it transformed our society, but it has worked its way into every legal field as well. Discover the ethical issues facing you as attorneys—and that of your clients—in this social media age. Session 6: 30 Apps in 30 Minutes - A quick survey of useful apps and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers. Session 7: 30 More Apps in 30 Minutes - Hear an updated survey of new, useful apps, and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 5.00 hrs | 3.50 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice
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    Very helpful and clear. Especially enjoyed the panel and speakers for "Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology."

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Answer Bar: The Ins and Outs of Commercial Real Estate Loans and Title Insurance

Session 1: A Checklist for Commercial Loans - Examine lender requirements for closing a commercial real estate loan transaction, highlighting issues and pitfalls that can surface and derail almost any closing.  Session 2: How to Lose a Client With 10 Outdated Loan Provisions! - Discuss and provide drafting solutions for the most commonly outdated and missing provisions in Texas commercial real estate loan documents. Session 3: Effective Risk Management - A text book on the three legged stool – indemnity, insurance, and waivers of subrogation – contractual provisions for risk management. Also hear about mutual waivers and how to structure indemnities when a mutual waiver is provided, certificates, and self-insurance. Session 4: Overview of 2017 Updated Construction Contracts with Key Negotiating Tips and Review Points - Review the updated 2017 AIA documents, as well as some specialty AIA documents published for the first time or updated subsequent to 2007 with annotations. Also review some of the key 2017 updates in the AIA construction contracts, and hear key negotiating tips or review concerns when representing owners and lenders. Session 5: HVCRE Changes and Other Federal Codes, Restrictions and Guidelines to Commercial Real Estate Lending - Hear an update on HVCRE, as well as those other important – but often unknown – federal codes, guidelines, and restrictions that impact commercial real estate lending, and get drafting suggestions to make sure your documents stay up to date. Session 6: FinTech and the Changing Landscape of Mortgage Lending - Fintech lenders have entered the market with a focus on driving efficiencies, technology-first processes, and streamlined operational workflows – all aimed at guiding consumers through a one-stop-shop transaction. Fannie Mae will discuss the ever-changing mortgage landscape and it’s disruption by Fintech lenders.  Session 7: Title Policy Key Provisions, The Duty to Defend, and Claims - Focus on key provisions of the title insurance policy including determination and timing of loss, duty of defense, and exclusions from coverage. Discuss recent cases and how Texas courts have construed these provisions. Session 8: Practical Advice for Cleaning Up Title Issues - Title issues are common creatures, and there are often straightforward ways to resolve them. Get practical advice on clearing title issues quickly and efficiently. Session 9: Foreclosure Refresher: The Updated Basics - Get a step-by-step refresher on the foreclosure process, with a focus on practical concerns, and an update regarding recent statutory changes and case law impacting the process.   Session 10: How to Foreclose Personal Property - Gain practical guidance on how to foreclose on personal property under Article 9 of the UCC and the Texas Business and Commerce Code. Discuss the issues that may arise, including how to give proper notice, conduct a private or public sale, and repossess and dispose of collateral.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 6.00 hrs | 0.25 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Answer Bar: The Ins and Outs of Commercial Real Estate Loans and Title Insurance
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Answer Bar: 2020 Corporate Counsel Essentials and Hot Topics

Session 1: In-House Counsel Panel: Effective Relationships Between In-House and Outside Counsel - Best practices for establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship between in-house and outside counsel, including effective communications, working with business leaders and inventors, establishing working procedures, activities beyond the business relationship, creating unique service offerings, and relevant ethical issues. Session 2: COVID-19 Financial Risk Mitigation Tools - A primer on how companies can protect themselves from the financial consequences of COVID-19 through the strategic use of insurance and force majeure clauses.  Session 3: Conducting a Risk Assessment - Following the DOJ’s 2019 guidance on the evaluation of corporate compliance programs, what's changed? How do you ensure your process is effective? And what are the key steps and best practices for an effective risk assessment process? Session 4: Cybersecurity Insurance - Examine key insurance provisions and hear thoughts on evolving exposures impacting privacy and cyber insurance.  Session 5: New Kids on the Block: State-of-the-Art New(ish) M&A Clauses That You Need to Know - In the always-evolving M&A market, it’s critical that counsel be up-to-speed on the latest deal provisions for buyers and sellers. Hear from seasoned practitioners on the key clauses that savvy dealmakers are including in their agreements to avoid pitfalls and give their clients the edge. Session 6: Revenge of the Sea Squirts: More Glenn West on Encrusted M&A Boilerplate - The need to understand and appropriately modify “standard” M&A boilerplate to fit your deal cannot be over emphasized. Glenn West builds on last year’s presentation and adds additional examples of the problems that unexamined/encrusted boilerplate can create in potentially undoing the specifically negotiated provisions of your deal. Session 7: Overview: Implementing Blockchain Solutions - The panel discusses a business approach to blockchain and how and where this technology is being implemented today; the legal, fiduciary and regulatory issues in drafting legal contracts into code; and blockchain from a cybersecurity perspective. Session 8: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: A Priority and a Challenge - Developing diversity and inclusion initiatives is a growing priority for many companies and organizations. Gain strategies and advice in how to approach the creation and implementation of these initiatives, and how to avoid inadvertent Title VII violations or other legal liabilities. Session 9: Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap - The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its enactment. With an aging baby boomer population, employees working past traditional retirement age, and millennials moving into management positions—these issues are more important than ever. Discuss strategies for managing multi-generational workforces and preventing age discrimination claims. Session 10: Whistleblower Issues and Best Practices - An exploration of the myriad challenges posed for companies by whistleblowers, as well as viable strategies for successfully negotiating the difficult obstacles presented. Session 11: Tailoring Internal Investigations to be More Efficient and Cost Effective - Discuss the latest technology and techniques that are being employed for conducting efficient and effective internal investigations. Session 12: Outsourcing Legal Work - What kinds of legal services can you outsource? How do you go about it and how do you effectively protect client confidences when you do? This presentation explores three areas: core legal services (legal research, deposition summaries, drafting, etc.), support services (bookkeeping, website development, HR, etc.) and ancillary services (tenant representatives, retirement plan implementation, or other professional services for one-off-projects). Session 13: The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media - Best practices for crisis preparation, planning, and how to disclose and communicate after a crisis event. Address strategies for dealing with the media, investors, and the public then discuss the legal requirements and the strategic considerations in making disclosures in company filings. Session 14: Representation of Multiple Parties: Ethical and Practical Considerations - Examine the advantages and disadvantages of using pool counsel in internal investigations, including the impact of joint representation, whether the various clients' interests are sufficiently aligned, the types of agreements entered with the company, the logistics of the engagement, consequences of one client being charged or cooperating, and managing client information to avoid potential cross-contamination. Session 15: Ephemeral Data and Other Emerging Technology - In cybersecurity, staying on pace with current technology, issues, and approaches is a step behind. Practitioners must remain ahead of what is current, or else they will find themselves obsolete, commoditized, outside best practice, or a victim of a cyber incident or crisis. Take a look ahead with thought leadership and awareness around emerging, nascent, or predicted cyber technologies, approaches, threats, challenges, and applications such as transactional due diligence, ephemeral data, incident response, smart cities, alternative commerce and banking, identification, contracting, connected devices, artificial intelligence, risk transfer, data analytics, ethical and privacy concerns, IoT, industrial controls, and connectivity. Session 16: Wellness and Well-Being: Ethical and Professionalism Implications - Identify current life challenges facing lawyers, the professional responsibility and professionalism issues raised by lawyer impairment, and current efforts by the organized bar and legal employers to address issues of lawyer wellness and well-being.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 15.50 hrs | 3.75 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2021
  • Answer Bar: 2020 Corporate Counsel Essentials and Hot Topics
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    Excellent compilation of current topics of keen interest to me as a solo GC and extremely high quality presenters and materials.

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    Good, but a bit heavy on block-chain and other tech that while interesting to some is not widely applicable in a way that matters to practitioners.

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Answer Bar: Considering a Special Needs Trust

Session 1: SNT Basics - Take a look at special needs trusts and things to consider when selecting the appropriate option. Gain insight on the intersection of trusts with governmental benefits and delve into the types of special needs trust with case examples. Session 2: Special Needs Trusts: Decision Tree Analysis - Learn how to utilize a decision tree approach to ask and answer key questions concerning a client's need for a special needs trust, and if one is needed, which type of special needs trust is the best choice. Session 3: Maximizing Public Benefits - Make note of top tips for establishing and maintaining public benefits, especially SSI, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Programs, Disabled Adult Child; and an update on the latest and greatest recent changes in public benefits. Session 4: Emerging Trends in SNTs - Imagine that you are a parent of a 17-year-old child named Kathy who has been diagnosed with Autism, and expected to live until she is 87 years old. Learn about challenges that Kathy’s trustee would need to address if her parents passed away over the next 70 years including current and future laws and regulations, ABLE Accounts, support systems and government aid. Highlight current challenges in different Social Security Administration Regions across the nation, and how those trends could affect the Texas Special Needs Trust practitioners. Session 5: Making Sense of Structured Settlements - Structured settlements are often used to fund court-created SNTs in the personal injury context. Drafting attorneys and trustees need an understanding of the fundamental concepts of a structured settlement annuity and the effects one will have on the funding and administration of a trust. Session 6: Pooled Trusts: A Creative Solution for Thorny Problems - Situations come up where a traditional special needs trust isn’t the best option and Pooled Trusts can provide a beneficial alternative. Not sure if there is a trustee available? Too much for an ABLE account? No viable family members available to serve? Pooled Trusts can serve as a your solution! Learn about the creative solutions The Arc of Texas and other pooled trusts can provide. Session 7: SSA Regional Trust Leads Presentation Regarding SSI Trusts - A discussion with the Regional Trust Leads on the regional centralization of the SSI trust review business process, including 2019 POMS updates. In addition, hear about drafting errors, including case examples. Session 8: Working with the Social Security Administration: Appeals, Overpayments and ISM Charges - Gain a better understanding of the timeline and process of appeals, options for managing overpayments, and strategies to eliminate in-kind support and maintenance charges. Session 9: View from CMS - A discussion with a representative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of current issues related to the Medicare Secondary Payer provisions. What's new, what's not.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.50 hrs | 0.75 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2021
  • Answer Bar: Considering a Special Needs Trust
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Answer Bar: Elder Law and Medicaid Essentials

Session 1: Medicaid Update - Current status of the Texas Medicaid Program's policy of treating some (but not all) tax-deferred retirement accounts as exempt from counting as "resources"; and other recent changes in Medicaid law and policy that Texas attorneys planning estates of older clients need to know about. Session 2: Medicaid-Friendly Estate Planning - Learn forms and strategies for preparing your clients (and sometimes their parents and children) to protect assets in case the need for long-term care arises. Forms will be provided and explained for Lady Bird Deeds, Transfer on Death Deeds, Revocable Trust as Grantee (of either type deed), and Medicaid-Friendly Contingent Trust. Session 3: Drafting for Incapacity Definition in Trusts and Powers of Attorney - Examine the commonly-used definitions of incapacity, individually-created definitions of incapacity, and the pros and cons of using common definitions versus creative language. Session 4: Advising Clients Nearing 65 - Turning 65 can be a watershed event in our client's lives. They face many decisions about retirement, concerning Medicare, Social Security, and estate planning. Get tips to help you prepare to advise your clients about some of these important decisions. Session 5: In Quest of the Perfect Medicaid Application - Although it may not be possible to guarantee that every Medicaid application will be accepted upon the first filing, learn time-tested tips to improve the odds. Session 6: Role of the Guardian - Examine the duties and responsibilities of a guardian under Texas law and guardianship administration, from initiation to closing, including the code requirements of selling and leasing property, ethical issues, and more. Session 7: Alternatives to Guardianship Including Supports and Services - An examination of strategies on how to limit or obviate the need to create a guardianship. Session 8: Practical Ways for Guardians and Caregivers to Prevent Scams and Exploitation - Hear a review of the most recurring scams targeting the elderly. Learn about legal recourses available for preventing an elderly individual from losing their entire estate to a scam. Session 9: Defensive Case Management for Elder Law Attorneys - Learn a systematic approach to capturing data and using the system to defend against attempts by your clients' family members who want to involve you in disputes they have with other family members.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 6.25 hrs | 1.75 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2021
  • Answer Bar: Elder Law and Medicaid Essentials
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Answer Bar: Navigating a Renewable Energy Project

Session 1: Off Take Essentials - Hear a high-level summary of various offtake structures common in renewable energy transactions in the United States. Cover basic contract terms, customer types and market drivers for contract structures. Session 2: Renewable Energy Financing Essentials - Get an overview of the different types of financing available during the lifecycle of a renewables project.  Session 3: Renewable Energy Project Development Essentials - Learn about the fundamentals of renewable energy project development, from real estate and permitting to regulatory considerations. Session 4: Credit Support for Renewable Energy Projects - Explanation of types of credit support for various purposes during renewable energy project development and operation, and pros and cons of each, including escrow deposits, letters of credit, bonds, and guaranties.  Session 5: What's New in the Renewable Energy Market?- Hear a lively update on developments affecting the renewable energy market. Session 6: Energy Storage: Trends and Trajectory - Following a decade of technological advancement and declining costs, energy storage resources are now deployed across the country at every level in the electric grid infrastructure. Hear a discussion about highlights in the stationary grid storage sector to date and its future market trajectory. Session 7: Utility Scale Solar Leases and Related Documents - Legal Considerations for Landowners and Developers - Focus on issues encountered when drafting and negotiating utility scale solar leases and related land control documents. Hear both developer and landowner viewpoints on common clauses and issues such as lease financeability, mineral development, and compensation arrangements; and explore ancillary documents such as options, surface waivers, and transmission line easements. Session 8: “Boilerplate” Clauses in Wind Lease Agreements - What lawyers should know about common “boilerplate” clauses in wind lease agreements including insurance provisions, indemnity provisions, lender protections, estoppel clauses, and assignment clauses. Session 9: EPC Contract Considerations for Renewable Energy Projects - Engineering, procurement, and construction contracts (EPC contracts) are used for the development of renewable energy projects. This presentation focuses on key provisions in EPC contracts and issues arising thereunder, including, among others, liquidated damages, indemnity, warranties, limitations of liability, lender protections and requirements, and changed conditions. A discussion on developer and contractor competing interests and concerns, along with best practices, are also covered. Session 10: Public Lands - Hear from University Lands and the GLO with respect to renewable energy leases, agreements, surface waivers, and more, including a discussion of the application process and contract expectations. Session 11: Distributed C&I PPAs: Overview and Trends - On-site rooftop, carport, and groundmount solar generation continues to expand. Hear key provisions of behind-the-meter commercial and industrial power purchase agreements, an overview of the typical project financing and contract structure, and highlights of some of the recent trends and developments shaping negotiations. Session 12: Title and Survey Essentials: State Variances / Wind and Solar Distinguished - Learn the variances across state lines in title insurance practice and surveys for renewable energy projects, from available risk mitigation endorsements to pricing. Learn the differences in title risks and concerns in utility scale wind projects versus solar projects. Session 13: Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues - A general overview of relevant law in selected states concerning minerals, such as limitations acts, dormant mineral interest acts, surface damage laws, and statutory notice requirements. Review the doctrine of accommodation or due regard and consider title insurance and requirements, such as surface waivers or drill site agreements for available endorsements. Session 14: Innovative Insurance and Risk Management Products and Emerging Trends in the Renewables Sector - Whether you’re looking to finance projects utilizing prototypical equipment and emerging technologies, create synthetic PPAs, or de-risk M&A transactions or tax positions, a host of commercially available products are available to facilitate your strategic goals in an ever changing insurance marketplace. Learn examples of how various insurance and risk management products have transferred risk and reduced uncertainties that can stand in the way of developing, financing, acquiring or divesting projects utilizing a variety of renewable energy technologies. Session 15: Conflicts of Interest in Renewable Energy - Using hypotheticals, this presentation addresses conflicts of interest that can arise when renewable energy deal participants arrange for a joint representation, enter into a common interest agreement, create a joint venture, or otherwise work together.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 9.50 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2021
  • Answer Bar: Navigating a Renewable Energy Project
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Answer Bar: New Boardmember Basics

Session 1: Governance Literacy - Governance at nonprofit organizations is often not a priority until something goes wrong. Gain practical tips to help board and staff members avoid problems, and review governance topics including fiduciary duties, governing documents, policies, procedures, and the roles of the board, officers, committees, and staff members. Session 2: Financial Statement Essentials - Not-For-Profit entities are issuing financial statements in newly prescribed formats, with an emphasis on resource availability and comparability between entities. Understand the key items to be able to understand the financial story of the financial statements. Review the basics of NFP financials and learn how to leverage the new formats for basic analysis. Session 3: Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts of Interest - An overview of the fiduciary duties imposed on directors of nonprofit corporations and trustees of charitable trusts under state law and the conflict of interest rules under state law and U.S. federal tax law. Session 4: Perspectives from Former Regulators on Charitable Oversight - Gain insight into expectations of the IRS and State Office of the Attorney General in the context of operations and management, board duties, and compliance review. Plus, hear tips on communicating positively and effectively on behalf of nonprofit organizations. Session 5: Advising the Organization: Advanced Issues in Corporate Governance - Balancing the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors, individual board members, and staff can be an interesting exercise in corporate governance. In some cases, the individuals step out of their roles and into governance problems. Session 6: Joint Venture Governance and Business Opportunity Issues - Joint ventures are an increasingly common vehicle for combining businesses. The continuing nature of a joint venture raises unique issues regarding the governance of the joint venture and its relationship to the other businesses of the joint venture partners. Examine alternatives for joint venture governance and the extent to which the joint ventures are obligated (by law or contract) to offer "business opportunities" to the joint venture or each other. These issues are typically addressed when the joint venture documents are negotiated, but operations under even the best documents can present unforeseen issues, including some that arise as a result of subsequent case law. Session 7: GDPR and What Else Is On Our Minds: A Look at Data Protection and Cybersecurity in 2020 - Examine issues related to data privacy and security, including GDPR. Learn about the latest cybersecurity threats and trends impacting nonprofits, and actions that can be taken today in furtherance of compliance and in support of the overall data privacy and security mission. Session 8: Keeping an Eye on Privacy and Data Protection Risks - Gain practical tips for reducing the data privacy and protection risks faced by nonprofits.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.25 hrs | 0.50 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2021
  • Answer Bar: New Boardmember Basics
    4.67 out of 5 stars
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Answer Bar: Dealing with Mineral Rights in Estate Planning and Probate

Session 1: Estate Planning 101 - A very practice oriented nuts & bolts overview / how-to / to-do for basic estate planning, from the initial contact, planning conference & terms of engagement, to the signing ceremony, exit letter & beyond, with forms, options and insights for what is and is not appropriate depending on the circumstances. Session 2: The Collision Between Real Estate and Elder Law - Elder law and real estate attorneys prepare documents from different points of view and for different purposes. Explore the different perspectives and learn to solve issues that can arise when dealing with these differences. Session 3: Dealing with Mineral Rights: A Practitioners Guide to Oil and Gas - Learn the basics of oil and gas, including mineral rights, royalties, and executive rights, while dealing with Texas issues and problems in probate, trust, elder care, and other areas. Session 4: Drafting Wills and Trusts for Efficient Administration - Hear a panel of corporate trustee's discuss how they administer the wills and trusts we draft and what they would like to see in our documents. Learn what to do if a beneficiary is pushing too much. Session 5: Real Estate Owned with Others - An overview of the newly passed Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) and how it can impact the severance of jointly owned property. Session 6: 10 Pesky Probate Problems - Hear 10 tips for new (and not so new) practitioners addressing various problems which arise during the probate process, such as dealing with collection agencies, taking control of estate property from those without authority, properly allocating rights and liabilities associated with jointly owned property, dealing with the IRS, and other “pesky” problems. Session 7: Probate Procedures & Alternatives - A discussion of whom you represent, fee considerations, options and alternatives to probating a will, what to consider when there is no will, what to look for when reviewing a will, the mechanics of getting to the probate hearing, default and lost will issues, and issues in administering a simple estate. Comprehensive forms will also be provided. Session 8: Deed Drafting in Estate Planning and Probate Contexts - Using the correct deed for a client is essential to prevent future problems. Distinguish the various deeds and which deed is correct in the estate planning or probate context. Session 9: Individual Fiduciaries Gone Wild - Executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries own the highest duties known to law and are held to strict standards of conduct. Explore the inherent risks of serving as an executor or trustee and hear suggestions for fiduciary risk management, defending breach of fiduciary duty claims, and related causes of action. Hear tips for advising clients on the appointment fiduciaries in an attempt to avoid future fiduciary litigation.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 6.50 hrs | 0.75 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021
  • Answer Bar: Dealing with Mineral Rights in Estate Planning and Probate
    5 out of 5 stars
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Answer Bar: Going to Trial on an Employment Law Case

Session 1: Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints - The investigation of an employee's complaint may be critical to an employer's only means of avoiding liability. The investigator may be a witness, and the notes may be evidence. Learn how to investigate and document the process. Session 2: Depositions in Business Litigation - Learn strategies for securing the testimony you need in complex business cases. Session 3: Taking the Deposition of a Corporate Representative - Explore using the organization representative deposition, one of the more effective discovery tools to use when seeking discovery from an organization. Learn the ins and outs of using FRCP 30b(6) and TRCP 199.2(b) to depose the organization (a party or non-party) through the organization-selected representative(s) on topics you delineate relevant to the claims and defenses in the lawsuit. Session 4: Nuts and Bolts When Deposing on Behalf of the Plaintiff - When representing the Plaintiff: essential steps for a successful deposition of defendant’s expert, a witness or the defendant. Session 5: Beating the Expert - Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert." Session 6: Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition - Learn to take admission-seeking depositions of adverse witnesses so that they are effectively limited in their testimony at trial. Session 7: Preparing Your Witness for Deposition - Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial. Session 8: Corroborating Evidence: It’s Not Just a Swearing Match - Workplace disputes dismissed as “he-said, she-said” very often are in reality “he-said, she-said” plus some other evidence says. What is corroborating evidence to courts and juries in workplace discrimination and harassment cases? Session 9: Anti-SLAPP for Everyone! - More and more states are adopting Anti-SLAPP legislation, and the broad approach taken by Texas under the TCPA suggests that even a tangential relationship between the communication and a matter of public concern is sufficient. So what is an attorney to do? Review the elements and limits of Anti-SLAPP litigation, and make sure you are prepared the next time a slap is on the horizon. Session 10: Communication with Adverse Parties - How can communicating with adverse parties minimize or maximize your effectiveness as an advocate, affect client service, and impact staff morale? It is not uncommon for the lofty ideals of legal professionalism to fade alongside the more instinctive goal of winning for our clients by using words or actions to crush our opponents. But using words to unnecessarily embarrass or demean can change how others perceive you, affect the willingness of your opponent to cooperate, and most importantly, may violate the rules of professionalism. Review the rules that speak to how we communicate with adverse parties, and the practical consequences of ignoring those rules. Session 11: Class Action Employment Litigation: What's Left and What's New - Dukes, Epic Systems, and many other cases in the past decade have made class litigation extremely difficult in employment cases. Nonetheless, government agencies and private litigants are still filing a variety of class action discrimination cases and the prevalence of wage‑hour collective actions remain strong. Discuss the status of class and collective action employment litigation with a focus on recent developments impacting both the plaintiffs’ and defense bars. Session 12: Settlement Documents: Lessons to Learn - Optimizing separation agreement and settlement language to protect client assets, compliance with restrictions on confidentiality provisions, and avoiding hidden “gotcha” mistakes. Session 13: Ethics for Employment Lawyers: 2019 - Get updated on on cutting-edge ethics issues, including attorney-client privilege and waiver issues, ex parte communications, access to social media and computer information, inadvertent disclosure and improper acquisition of confidential information, litigation holds and spoliation issues, and settlement negotiations.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.50 hrs | 1.25 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021
  • Answer Bar: Going to Trial on an Employment Law Case
    4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Very good course. For some reason, a few didn’t have videos so I listened to the audio. It would be good to have videos of everything.

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Answer Bar: How to Protect Your Nonprofit

Session 1: The Forms 990: 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, 990-PF & 990-T - Learn how to determine which form is required to be filed based on your organization's structure and size, and discuss the differences and similarities between the forms to understand the requirements for filing. Session 2: Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts of Interest - An overview of the fiduciary duties imposed on directors of nonprofit corporations and trustees of charitable trusts under state law and the conflict of interest rules under state law and U.S. federal tax law. Session 3: Perspectives from Former Regulators on Charitable Oversight - Gain insight into expectations of the IRS and State Office of the Attorney General in the context of operations and management, board duties, and compliance review. Plus, hear tips on communicating positively and effectively on behalf of nonprofit organizations. Session 4: Violations of Chapter 42: How to Identify, Correct, and Report While Minimizing Audit Risks - Focus on the Chapter 42 excise tax regime applicable to private foundations and the strategic and compliance issues and considerations relating to identifying, managing, reporting, and correcting such transactions. Session 5: Navigating Self-Dealing and Conflicts of Interest in an Increasingly Interconnected Environment - Gain tools and ideas to avoid self-dealing penalties for private foundations. The code provision has some flexibility and exceptions for compensation, co-investing, and family offices, but once an impermissible deal occurs, the cash or property involved must be returned and the penalty cannot be abated. Reasonable cause concepts don’t apply! Session 6: The Sky is Not Falling: Tools for Managing Risk - A discussion on understanding, planning for, managing, and funding risk by focusing on practical tools public charities can use. Session 7: Funding and Conducting Advocacy: Flashpoints for Private Foundations - Hear the key legal considerations for private foundations that are involved in conducting or funding advocacy. These include the IRS lobbying rules, other federal and state lobbying rules, personal versus professional activities of staff, and special considerations around elections. Session 8: UBTI Therapy Session: Practical Approaches to Tax Reform and UBTI Compliance - UBIT compliance has become much more challenging post-tax reform. Focus on practical methods of addressing those challenges, including obtaining expenses and gathering other data associated with employee parking, separating UBTI into silos, and finding offsets to mitigate additional UBIT. Session 9: Investigations in Today's Woke Workplace - A veteran workplace investigator shares critical tips for ensuring that every complaint investigation is thorough, in good faith, and reliable in the midst of the #MeToo movement, instant social media postings, and polarizing employee relations issues.

Includes: Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 8.75 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021
  • Answer Bar: How to Protect Your Nonprofit
    4.08 out of 5 stars
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    Experienced some broken audio between apron min 10-20 of the 7th course.

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Answer Bar: LLCs and Partnerships Formation

Session 1: 2019 Case Law Update - A survey of recent Texas cases addressing significant issues (fiduciary duties, piercing the entity veil, and more) in the context of LLCs and partnerships (including limited partnerships and LLPs). Session 2: Federal Tax Update - Review legislative, judicial and IRS guidance over the past year as it impacts partnerships and LLCs with a focus on choice of entity, Section 199A deduction, examination provisions, new loss limitation rules and Section 1061 holding period requirements. Session 3: 2019 Secretary of State Update - Ever had a document rejected by the Secretary of State? Hear filing tips, do’s and don’ts and learn about other administrative issues that will make you an expert on filing with the Secretary of State. Session 4: To C or not to C?  Entity Selection in the New Tax Age - Tax reform enacted in 2017 changed the tax treatment of business entities, including a reduction in the corporate rate and a new deduction for partners, and brings new considerations into play when choosing or changing the form of doing business. Listen to a discussion about the operation of the new rules that may influence your selection now, when and why pass-through entities may still be the right choice and how and when multi-entity structures may be useful. Session 5: Model Company Agreements - Walk through refinements to the model agreements for simple limited liability companies, including modifications related to the recent legislative changes to the Texas Business Organizations Code. Session 6: Drafting Partnership and LLC Agreements for the New Partnership Audit Rules - 2018 ushers in a paradigm shift in the IRS's approach to partnership audits. Hear these new rules explained at a high level and review sample language to include in partnership and LLC agreements to account for these new rules. Session 7: "Hello"—Inadvertent Partnerships - Partnerships can arise through the conduct of parties. Explore what makes a relationship a partnership and what to do to avoid partnership characterization. Session 8: Inadvertent Partnerships Revisited - Hear an update on inadvertent partnerships after the Dallas Court of Appeals decision in Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. v. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. Session 9: "Good Bye"—Buy-Outs or Exits - All good (and not so good) things must come to an end.  When owners of an LLC or partnership are ready to part ways, what does one want in the Company Agreement/Partnership Agreement in order to facilitate an orderly exit by the departing owners? Session 10: Effective Engagement Letters and Other Simple Risk-Management Tools - Keeping the client reasonably informed is required under the Texas disciplinary rules of professional conduct, and doing so is good risk management. Examine how effective engagement letters, disengagement letters, and other communications keep the client reasonably informed and engaged, while helping to control the client’s expectations, promoting effective risk management, and reducing the likelihood of legal malpractice claims. Session 11: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Listen to a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 9.50 hrs | 2.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021
  • Answer Bar: LLCs and Partnerships Formation
    4.37 out of 5 stars
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Answer Bar: Taking on the Car Crash Client

Session 1: A Day in the Life of a Car Wreck Defense Lawyer - Discussion about the laundry list of issues that the car wreck defense lawyer can expect to address in a typical day. Session 2: First Contact, Case Evaluation, and Client Expectations - Learn how to assess who has a claim, potential conflicts, how to evaluate the potential liability, damages, and costs of the case, and how to manage your client's expectations about their case. Session 3: Investigation and Insurance - Examine critical aspects of the crash investigation, including the identification of potential parties and the myriad of potentially applicable insurance coverages. Session 4: Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims: The Ultimate Traffic Jam - A review of recent cases impacting UM/UIM cases and the strategies for prosecuting and defending uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. Session 5: Injury Causation in Low Property Damage Cases - Hear from plaintiff and defense attorneys on best practices for assessing injuries in low property damage cases, including a review of the rationale behind these assessments. Session 6: Medical Issues - Survey issues relating to medical treatment, including the timing of treatment, prognosis, and future treatment needs. Session 7: Notice to Potential Defendants and Pre-Suit Demands - Review what to include in your pre-suit demand, as well as how to provide notice to potential defendants and their insurers. Session 8: Pre-Suit Settlement - Discuss considerations such as IOLTA requirements, liens and subrogation, and the potential net to your client. Session 9: Subrogation and Liens - Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, workers' comp, hospital liens, state employees, local employees, and disability plans. Explore safeguards created by a state law which protects first party and portions of third-party recoveries from many insured plans. Session 10: Moving the Insurance Adjuster Needle - Hear tips for plaintiff and defense counsel to bring the insurance adjuster to a realistic evaluation of the case, for the benefit of not just the plaintiff and counsel, but also the defendant insured and counsel. Session 11: The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management - Analyze the ethical quandaries of client intake, case selection, and client communications. Learn how to manage healthy and unhealthy client relationships, setting expectations for clients, and withdrawing from bad relationships.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 6.00 hrs | 1.50 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021
  • Answer Bar: Taking on the Car Crash Client
    3.75 out of 5 stars
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Answer Bar: Taking Your Car Crash Case to Trial

Session 1: Filing Suit and Common Issues in Litigation - Explore common concerns when filing suit, including venue, jurisdiction, and statute of limitations. Session 2: View from the Bench: Trial Basics - Hear observations and guidance from a trial judge. Session 3: Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed - Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases. Session 4: Case Study: $30K Car Crash to $1 Million Verdict - Examine methods and strategies for maximizing value on routine car crash cases. Session 5: Telling the Story of Your Case - There are fundamentals of story that apply to almost every aspect of trial. Jurors create narratives, and they are not in the form of “the evidence will show…” Implementing storytelling techniques can help any advocate, in any type of case, present the evidence closer to the form in which jurors comprehend and remember. Session 6: Trying the Car Wreck Case from the Defense Perspective - A defense lawyer's opinion about why cases are lost. Session 7: Developing a Winning Deposition Strategy - Hear a discussion about the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions. Session 8: Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative. Session 9: Beating the Expert - Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert." Session 10: Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition - Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness. Session 11: Preparing Your Witness for Deposition - Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial. Session 12: Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers - How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner. Session 13: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Car Crash Cases - Two trial judges with a combined 25 years of judicial experience discuss what they’ve seen that works and doesn’t work in car crash cases.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.50 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021
  • Answer Bar: Taking Your Car Crash Case to Trial
    5 out of 5 stars
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    Very interesting course from the perspective of a non-litigator.

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Answer Bar: Young Attorney Challenges (Ethics)

Session 1: Life and the Law: Ethical Issues Facing the Young Lawyer - Explore the potholes and sharp curves that await the beginning trial lawyer on the road to a successful litigation practice, through the characters and plot of a recently published novel about a young personal injury lawyer practicing in Houston. Session 2: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Listen to a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms. Session 3: Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology - Increasingly technology is integrated into the practice of law. Examine lawyers' current ethical responsibility in relation to the use of technology and how such responsibility may change as technological advances, like artificial intelligence, become more commonplace in the practice of law. Session 4: Ethics of Social Media - The world of social media has engulfed us all. Not only has it transformed our society, but it has worked its way into every legal field as well. Discover the ethical issues facing you as attorneys—and that of your clients—in this social media age. Session 5: Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice - Why do some people handle stress and rebound from failure better than others? We will discuss the skills and practices developed by the US Army to combat depression, fight off PTSD, and handle high stress engagements and jobs, … like being a lawyer. Session 6: Lawyer Wellness - Get evidence-based strategies to help navigate the stress of our extremely demanding profession. Learn how small changes in our daily approach to the practice of law can greatly improve work-life balance.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 5.00 hrs | 5.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021
  • Answer Bar: Young Attorney Challenges (Ethics)
    4 out of 5 stars
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Answer Bar: Natural Disaster Planning and Response

Session 1: Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned - Gain tips for dealing with the legal and other challenges associated with disasters like Hurricane Harvey, including employee issues, force majeure, business continuity planning, recovery efforts, and maintaining good customer and public relations. Session 2: Disaster Relief: What a Nonprofit Needs to Know When Disaster Hits Your Community - Hear an overview of the relevant rules on disaster relief and current IRS guidance and the legal and practical challenges for non-profits providing relief and managing fundraising in the wake of a disaster. Session 3: Continuity of Operations Following Disasters: Confronting Legal Challenges in Energy, Law Enforcement, Environment, Commerce and Beyond -  Session 4: Insurance Litigation Post-Harvey - Review the most hotly contested issues in first party insurance claims and litigation arising out of the recent hurricane, including flood versus wind, special rules for TWIA claims, and the new "natural causes" amendments to the Texas Insurance Code.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.25 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2020
  • Answer Bar: Natural Disaster Planning and Response
    3.58 out of 5 stars
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    Rate the overall teaching effectiveness and presentation skills of faculty for the course.
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Answer Bar: Water Rights, Planning, and Legal Issues in Texas

Session 1: Waters of the United States: The Future Regulation of Potholes and Other Issues - Review the recent action of EPA and the Department of the Army in resetting the effective date of the 2015 Rule from August 2015 to February 2020. Listen to a discussion about the likelihood for changes to the 2015 Rule, and the emerging trend of ground water being considered as regulated under the federal Clean Water Act. Session 2: Groundwater–Surface Water Interaction: Implications for Groundwater Planning and Management - Groundwater pumping generally results in decreased groundwater storage, induced recharge to the area, and decreased spring flow and stream flow. The nature and timing of these three impacts are dependent on many factors, and require an understanding of local conditions. Explore how groundwater–surface water interaction affects groundwater planning and management. Session 3: Valuation of Water Rights - Credible fair market valuation of water rights is a major challenge in Texas. Explore a thorough and reliable model for determining the fair market value of water rights not only in Texas, but elsewhere around the globe. Session 4: Marketing Groundwater Rights - An overview of issues facing landowners and groundwater project developers, including: “grass roots politics”, market conditions, pricing concerns, transport considerations, permitting hurdles, and coordination with local groundwater districts. Session 5: Marketing Surface Water Rights - In pursuing the purchase of a water right, a buyer has to consider a number of regulatory steps in order to make the purchased water right beneficially useful. Just what are those steps? Session 6: Indirect Reuse of Water - Examine historically disputed issues regarding indirect reuse and learn some of the existing indirect reuse permits. Listen to a discussion about more recent directions and questions regarding indirect reuse coming from the Brazos River Authority System Operation permit hearing. Session 7: Direct Potable Reuse - Explore the technical, social, and regulatory issues associated with the implementation of direct potable reuse in Texas, including a discussion of several case studies. Session 8: Application of Governmental Law Requirement to Public–Private Partnership Projects - What responsibilities and attributes of the government, such as obligations of openness and transparency, does a private business assume when it partners with the government on a project? Session 9: Legal Issues with Permitting Amenity Ponds - Amenity ponds are often constructed in new subdivisions for aesthetic, recreational, drainage, and irrigation purposes.  Depending on the location and source of water for the pond, such as state-owned surface water, groundwater, storm water, or reclaimed water, the permitting requirements can vary greatly. Review the various permitting requirements and the legal hurdles associated with these ponds. Session 10: There's No Accounting for Water - Review the basics of accounting plans used in water rights permitting and gain insight into recent developments and issues.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 6.25 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2020
  • Answer Bar: Water Rights, Planning, and Legal Issues in Texas
    4.08 out of 5 stars
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    Informative

$265   Add to Cart

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