Hooked on CLE: June 2022

Session 1: Lessons From the Kennedy Assassination for Cross-Examination - If ever there was an event about which witnesses should have agreed, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was that event, but the eyewitnesses could not agree about even the most basic details of what happened in plain view in Dealey Plaza. Why and how do eyewitnesses fail to remember correctly even the most basic details of what they observed? What can trial lawyers learn from discrepancies in witness accounts of famous historical events, including the Kennedy assassination and the sinking of the Titanic?  Session 2: Texas’ Mental Health System: Overview and Local Solutions to Address Gaps - Hear an overview of the public mental health system in Texas and programs developed through the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council’s Crisis Collaborative. Examine the legal basis for this system, the roles of each type of facility, points of access, and funding. Learn how efforts to implement collaborative, local solutions at the cross-payor level have addressed crisis responses and are now attempting to move upstream to address access to care before mental health crises arise. Session 3: Insights into Cryptocurrency for Nonprofits - Join Armanino’s digital assets and nonprofit experts to learn about market trends in cryptocurrency; Bitcoin and how it can diversify your organization’s investment portfolio; and cryptocurrency opportunities for nonprofit organizations. Session 4: Gun Rights: An Overview of the Rights of Landlords and Tenants -  Session 5: Approaches to Privilege During Deposition Breaks - In an age of Zoom depositions, it is more important than ever to understand that different jurisdictions take different approaches the question of privilege during deposition breaks, with some disallowing any privilege at all once the deposition commences and others taking a more nuanced approach. Join Jason Boulette as he explores these different approaches, what they share in common, and where they differ sharply.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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    Good information as to cross-exam techniques, crypto, and Texas gun rights.

    I loved the deposition break session! Very practical.

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2022 COVID Update for School Districts: Litigation, Funding, Employee Issues, and Parent/Student Issues

Session 1: COVID Update: Litigation - A summary of the results, or at the least current posture, of the ongoing COVID litigation and its potential future implications for school districts, students, and employees. There will also be a focus on procedural lessons for the practitioner gleaned from this fast-paced, high-profile litigation. Session 2: COVID Update: Impact of Funding - Discuss the pandemic funding that has been made available to school districts and charter schools and the impact it can have on improving learning loss. Session 3: COVID Update: Employee Issues - What is happening in 2021-22 related to COVID? Hear an update on employment matters, including the intersection of the ADA and FMLA. Session 4: COVID Update: Parents and Students - What’s COVID got to do with it? Explore and discuss parent/student grievances, student discipline, and board decisions in the time of COVID. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.00 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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2022 Trends and Updates in School Law

Session 1: Commissioner Decisions Update - Hear an update on Commissioner of Education decisions from the past year. Session 2: Special Education Update - Review a round-up of recent agency guidance—as well as administrative and judicial decisions—concerning special education with a focus on COVID-19 issues. Dive into topics including “long-COVID,” IEP implementation, and compensatory services. Session 3: LGBTQIA+ Update - Analyze and untangle the web of issues relating to transgender students, including participation in UIL activities, proposed policies suggesting gender reassignment surgeries may be child abuse, student records and bathroom/locker room issues, and employment protections for openly gay teachers. With so much changing in the last year alone, this presentation discusses emerging case law, legislation, and regulations that affect LGBTQIA+ students and staff. Session 4: “Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave”: Commissioner Jurisdiction after Davis, With a Little DOI and Charter Thrown In - Rarely does a school law case make it to the Texas Supreme Court and rarely is the topic so significant. This presentation analyzes Davis v. Morath & Dallas ISD, in which the Texas Supreme Court (perhaps) answered the question of what makes a grievance untimely and whether an untimely grievance deprives the Commissioner of appellate jurisdiction under Texas Education Code §7.057. As a bonus, this presentation also touches upon the Commissioner’s appellate jurisdiction related to districts of innovation and charter schools.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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Current Employment Issues Facing School Districts

Session 1: The FLSA and School Districts - Explore the application of the FLSA to school districts including misclassification of exempt employees, calculating overtime for dual employment, and compensatory time.  Session 2: The Changing Landscape of Contract Abandonment and Resignation from a Chapter 21 Contract - The passage of HB2519—as well as proposed amendments to the State Board for Educator Certification's disciplinary rules related to good cause or mitigating factors to resign from a teacher contract—have sparked a debate within the education community about when a teacher should be permitted to resign mid-year from a Chapter 21 employment contract. This presentation considers the background of that discussion and examines the new legislation and status of SBEC's rules related to enforcement of contract abandonment.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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Current Topics in Patent Licensing

Patent licensing topics including a focus on agreement implications (i) in view of Assignor Estoppel after Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc. and (ii) PTAB-related forum selection clauses.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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Design Patents: All is Not Quiet on the Federal Circuit Front

This presentation focuses on recent design patent court decisions. Hear more about the most important Federal Circuit design patent decision in years, SurgiSil, as well as, Campbell Soup v. Gamon. Including secondary considerations of non-obviousness, and an emerging infringement theory using empirical evidence to prove that an ordinary observer can give greater weight to a subset of figures in a design patent that illustrate a predominating visual element of the design in determining infringement.  

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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Diversity and Inventorship

An overview of the current state of inventorship requirements and the potential impacts of recent case law on the number of women inventors, the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and ways in which the inventor gender gap may be addressed.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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eSupplement to the 2022 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Session 1: Evaluating Scientific Evidence for Hair and Drug Testing - Join Sol Bobst as he explores the factors important in evaluating scientific evidence related to drug testing in hair. This CLE is directly relevant to lawyers practicing in family law relating to evidence of drug use and child custody, employment law for workplace testing, and some circumstances of criminal defense law if hair is used as a medium for evidence of prior use. Session 2: Persuading with Style - In legal writing, exaggeration, hyperbole, and sarcasm don’t persuade, and neither do bold italics, ALL-CAPS, or exclamation marks!!! Legal writers have more effective tools.  Learn sentence- and word-level writing techniques ranging from punctuation to classical rhetoric that legal writers can easily add to their tools for persuasive writing. Session 3: Attorney Wellness: Speaking Up, Reaching Out - Mental health issues are taboo discussions at the workplace, yet when attorneys consider suicide, it's often a result of work-related stress. Explore real-world tips and information on how to spot a mental health crisis in someone you work with, and what to do once you are aware of a problem.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.75 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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First Friday Ethics (May 2022)

Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) You’ve Received a Grievance or Sanctions Motion – What Now? Scott Rothenberg, Law Office of Scott Rothenberg - Bellaire, TX Receiving a grievance or a sanctions motion can be very upsetting for lawyers, but it doesn’t have to be. Please join Scott Rothenberg for an informative, reassuring, step-by-step process on what to do when a grievance or sanctions motion comes knocking at your office door.   (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Ethics and the Duty of Loyalty (REPLAY) Robert Denby, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, TX Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law, Austin, TX The lawyer’s fiduciary responsibilities are at the core of ethics programs everywhere and include the duty to refrain from conflicts of interest.  But in a modern society, where lawyers freely move between large firms with sophisticated clients, should the firm and client have a right to waive such traditional conflicts of interest to hire new talent? There is a growing movement to allow firms and lawyers to provide advance consent to situations that are currently barred by conflict of interest rules, as well as organized opposition to “taking the wrecking ball to client loyalty.” Find out what’s going on and see what you think! (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Effective Engagement Letters and Other Simple Risk-Management Tools (REPLAY) A.J. Singleton, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Lexington, KY This ethics CLE presentation will look at engagement letters and how they can be used as a risk management tool. Along they way, the presentation will provide practical tips to help lawyers avoid conflict of interest pitfalls and to assist in controlling client expectations about the scope of the representation.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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    Love the ethics seminars! Thank you!

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Managing Generational Differences and Mentorship of Young Attorneys

The mentorship of young attorneys is an ethical obligation of the supervising attorneys and is critical for the retention of good attorneys. Communication, clarity, and leadership/culture sharing are all critical to bridging the generational divide. This is true for law firms that represent school districts, law firms that represent the employees of school districts, and general/in-house counsel for school districts.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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    Great topic.

    engaging and informative; good tie in to ethics rules

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Managing School Board Meetings in Today’s Political Climate

Communities with divided political views are experiencing unusually high interest in board meeting public comments and other feedback from citizens near and far. School boards now need strategies to give each person a fair opportunity to speak while also dealing with unruly participants. Meanwhile, many school officials have been targeted by threats or verbal attacks—and when things get personal, we attorneys have to keep calm and remember our ethical obligations, too.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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Obviousness and Double Patenting

The courts create new puzzles to solve just when you think you understand the highly subjective analysis surrounding what is obvious. This presentation explores recent U.S. cases in this ever-evolving and complicated section of the law with a refresher on some old case law.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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Online Student Speech and the Impact of the Mahanoy Decision

A school district attorney explores the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court Mahanoy decision in relation to multiple district activities, including school discipline, extracurricular participation and discipline, and in relation to school safety matters. This presentation also reviews new court decisions applying Mahanoy.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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Practicing Law Remotely: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Drawing on two recent ABA ethics opinions, this presentation explains the ethical pitfalls of practicing law remotely as they apply to school law attorneys and discusses strategies for avoiding them.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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    Excellent and Timely

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PTAB Practice and Issues (2022)

Session 1: PTAB Update - Hear an update from the Chief Judge on recent trends and developments in PTAB appeal and trial proceedings. Session 2: Practice and Issues Before the PTAB - This panel explores the evolution of PTAB practice over the past decade from APJ and practitioner viewpoints. Focusing on discretionary practices, recent and expected policy changes, and the potential impact of the new administration. Additionally, it discusses best practices, common pitfalls, and recent trends. Session 3: PTAB Hot Topics and Recent Developments - A discussion of recent legal and policy developments at the PTAB, including the shape of discretionary-denial rules such as Fintiv, General Plastic, and 325(d); the use of applicant admitted prior art; and estoppels the result from PTAB decisions. Session 4: Tips for Oral Arguments Before the PTAB - Oral arguments before the PTAB can truly impact the outcome of a case. In this session, explore practice tips for those appearing at hearings before the PTAB, as well as, attributes and advantages of the LEAP program.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.50 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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School District Election Issues

In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Shelby Cnty., Ala. v. Holder invalidating Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, do school districts still need to consider potential liability for violating the voting rights of minority voters? Learn about this and other current election-related topics, from redistricting to recounts.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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School Laws and Their Impact on the Mental Health of Students

Sometimes the most well-intentioned laws have negative impacts. This presentation explores the school laws that have the biggest risk of impacting the mental health and wellbeing of students. 

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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Section 101 Review and Recent “Disruptive” Decisions from the Federal Circuit

The USPTO provides an update on the status of the Patent Examination Guidelines (PEG) and Training Materials on patent subject matter eligibility. Plus, hear discussion on the recent Federal Circuit and Supreme Court decisions on patent subject matter eligibility that may have a major disruptive influence on the USPTO PEG.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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The Evolving Landscape in PRC’s Patent Law and Enforcement

The discussion highlights new patent law amendments in China (effective in June 2021), directions by the supreme people’s court to begin shifting the burden of proof in certain patent enforcement in the jurisdiction lacking discovery, and the impact of patent linkage (similar to the Hatch-Waxman Act).

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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Title IX: The First 50 Years

n 1972, Congress enacted Title IX, ushering in a new era of equity in education. Prior to Title IX, just 30,000 women participated in NCAA sports compared to 170,000 men, and women earned less than 10 percent of all law degrees. Two long-time practitioners survey the major events of the last 50 years and discuss anticipated developments, including proposed amendments to Title IX’s regulations.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2023
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    Great coverage of origins and current issues. Thanks.

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