University of Texas School of Law

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These courses are CLE accredited in Texas and California, with some accredited in Oklahoma.

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Creating Strong and Effective Client Relationships: The Art of Collaboration and Communication (Contains material from Apr 2019)

Did you know that 85% of malpractice suits result simply from mishandling the attorney-client relationship? The skills lawyers need are rarely taught in school. Join us for a fast-paced hour of instruction on everything from interview skills to office management and communication. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 (Expected)    Credit Info
TX

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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$55  

Creating Strong and Effective Client Relationships: The Art of Collaboration and Communication (Contains material from Apr 2019)

Did you know that 85% of malpractice suits result simply from mishandling the attorney-client relationship? The skills lawyers need are rarely taught in school. Join us for a fast-paced hour of instruction on everything from interview skills to office management and communication. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Slides

$55  

Fiduciary Duty and Law Practice (Contains material from Apr 2019)

Lawyers have important non-delegable duties to serve clients with overriding faithfulness. If you fail, the law says you have to prove that you did this right! Join us for a full discussion of the law regarding fiduciary duty and how you can incorporate best practices into your attorney-client relationships and communication with counsel. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics (Expected)    Credit Info
TX

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Slides

$60  

Fiduciary Duty and Law Practice (Contains material from Apr 2019)

Lawyers have important non-delegable duties to serve clients with overriding faithfulness. If you fail, the law says you have to prove that you did this right! Listen to a full discussion of the law regarding fiduciary duty and how you can incorporate best practices into your attorney-client relationships and communication with counsel. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Slides

$60  

Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice (Contains material from Apr 2019)

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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics (Expected)    Credit Info
TX, TX

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Slides

$60  

Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice (Contains material from Apr 2019)

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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Slides

$60  

The Introverted Lawyer: Championing the Strengths of Quiet Advocates, and Authentically Amplifying Our Voices (Contains material from Apr 2019)

While naturally loquacious law professors, law students, lawyers, and judges thrive in a world dominated by the Socratic question-and-answer method and rapid-fire oral discourse, quiet thinkers and writers can be sidelined. The Introverted Lawyer illuminates the valuable gifts that introverted, shy, and socially anxious individuals bring to the legal profession—including active listening, deep thinking, empathy, impactful legal writing, creative problem-solving, and thoughtful communication.  It offers tangible steps for introverted attorneys to capitalize on their abilities, to become more confident and effective practitioners, and to diminish unwarranted stress. It also provides practical advice to law office mentors and others in developing these attorneys and their greatly needed proficiencies to the legal profession. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 (Expected)    Credit Info
TX

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Slides

$55  

The Introverted Lawyer: Championing the Strengths of Quiet Advocates, and Authentically Amplifying Our Voices (Contains material from Apr 2019)

While naturally loquacious law professors, law students, lawyers, and judges thrive in a world dominated by the Socratic question-and-answer method and rapid-fire oral discourse, quiet thinkers and writers can be sidelined. The Introverted Lawyer illuminates the valuable gifts that introverted, shy, and socially anxious individuals bring to the legal profession—including active listening, deep thinking, empathy, impactful legal writing, creative problem-solving, and thoughtful communication.  It offers tangible steps for introverted attorneys to capitalize on their abilities, to become more confident and effective practitioners, and to diminish unwarranted stress. It also provides practical advice to law office mentors and others in developing these attorneys and their greatly needed proficiencies to the legal profession. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Slides

$55  

Advice and Tools for Managing Student Protests, Behavior Threat Assessment, and the Man-Made Crisis (Contains material from Mar 2019)

Session 1: Managing Student Protest Logistics - The past year has seen a sharp increase in the number, size, and variety of student protests, and the logistics of these protests can create serious challenges for administrators. Explore ways to balance student protest rights with the practical needs of administration.   Session 2: Behavioral Threat Assessment: Preventing Threats in Advance - Hear from a panel of experts on effective mental health screening programs and psychological service delivery models aimed at preventing threats in schools.   Session 3: Communication for the Man-Made Crisis - In recent years much has been made of the need for effective communication amidst natural disasters. But what happens when the disaster is man-made? From accidents to school shootings, learn how to manage communication when people are the cause. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$105  

Emerging Issues in School Law Contracts (Contains material from Mar 2019)

Ensure that your contracts contain mandatory provisions recently prescribed under both Texas and federal law, including language addressing student data privacy, accessibility, Boycott Israel, and provisions required under 2 CFR Part 200 for federally-funded purchases. Also, discuss the rollout of the 2017 AIA design and construction contract forms, and how to best transition your district through the conversion process. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

Employment Hot Topics in School Law: Mid-Year Reassignments and Pay Changes, Complaint Management, and Garrity Rights (Contains material from Mar 2019)

Session 1: Reassignments and Mid-Year Changes in Pay - Survey the legal and practical considerations around when and how school districts can reassign employees during the school year, including changes to their compensation.   Session 2: Complaint Management in the #MeToo Era - In a rapidly changing social and legal environment, it can be difficult to know how to best proceed when faced with complaints of sexual harassment. Get practical guidance on managing these complaints in this volatile environment.   Session 3: Garrity Rights in Investigations - Internal and administrative investigations within a public school bring with them unique due process restrictions. Are you prepared? more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$105  

Ethical Obligations when Dealing with Vexing Stakeholders in Education (Contains material from Mar 2019)

If everyone behaved we would not even need lawyers. But what are a lawyer’s ethical obligations when a client or party goes over the line? Examine the unique challenges employees, parents, and school board members can pose. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$60  

Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct (Contains material from Mar 2019)

Explore easy, common sense techniques that you can employ in your law practice to steer clear of legal malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duty, and findings of professional misconduct. A timely and important ethics tune‑up that you won’t want to miss. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$60  

Hot Topics in School Law: Districts of Innovation and the Special Education Corrective Action Imposed on the TEA and Districts (Contains material from Mar 2019)

Session 1: Districts of Innovation: Frightening or Freedom - Hear a school district general counsel and an attorney for teachers discuss Districts of Innovation and the impact Innovation Plans have had on schools and teachers.   Session 2: Special Education Corrective Action Imposed on TEA and Districts - The Department of Education has determined that Texas violated the “child find” requirement in I.D.E.A. As a result, Texas is now implementing a corrective action plan. Take a look at the practical implications of this for school districts and school lawyers. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$75  

States and Federal Updates in School Law (Contains material from Mar 2019)

Session 1: Commissioner Decisions Update - Hear an update on Commissioner of Education decisions from the past year.   Session 2: Attorney General Update - Explore highlights from the various opinions of our Texas attorney general that impact schools, educators, and education.   Session 3: The View from Washington - Get a national perspective on current issues from the Managing Director for Legal Advocacy at the National School Boards Association. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$95  

The Crossroads: Section 504, the ADA, and Chapter 21 (Contains material from Mar 2019)

Compare the causes of action for employment discrimination based on disability under Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code, and survey recent developments in Section 504 student litigation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

30 More Apps in 30 Minutes (Contains material from Mar 2019)

Hear an updated survey of new, useful apps, and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Slides

$45  

A Closer Look at the Different Types of Special Needs Trusts (Contains material from Mar 2019)

Session 1: Special Needs Trusts Overview and Third-Party SNTs - An overview of Special Needs Trusts, defining the different types of SNTs and explaining how these trusts are used to benefit individuals with disabilities. Special emphasis is given to how Third-Party SNTs are utilized in both lifetime and testamentary estate planning.   Session 2: Self-Settled SNTs - Balancing the needs and managing the expectations of beneficiaries, courts, trustees, personal injury attorneys, ad litems and beneficiaries’ families, all while meeting the requirements of the Social Security Administration and HHSC can be a monumental task. Gain insight in the complexities of drafting self-settled trusts and navigating the relationships of the parties involved.   Session 3: The (c)(2)(B)(iii) Sole Benefit SNT - Learn what to look for when using this “cousin” of the (d)(4)(A) trust for sanction-free Medicaid transfer planning. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$95  

Answer Bar: Considering a Special Needs Trust (Contains material from Feb 2017 to Mar 2019)

Session 1: 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 2: 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 3: Seven Timeless Principles of SNT Planning - While laws, regulations, and rules impacting public benefits and trusts change frequently, certain planning principles do not change. Learn steps in the SNT design process to address individual circumstances, including basic program types, budgets, grantor and beneficiary expectations, and distribution planning. Session 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 the effect of updated trust policy on trust reviews. In addition, hear about the types of trust cases that require second-level review, drafting errors, and statistics regarding the number of trust cases SSA processes. Session 7: Working with SSA: Tips on How to Avoid the Appeal - Gain tips on how to submit your trust for review so that you can get it approved and avoid a need for an appeal. Session 8: 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
6.50 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$235  

Answer Bar: Elder Law and Medicaid Essentials (Contains material from Aug 2016 to Sep 2018)

Session 1: 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 2: Durable Power of Attorney Update - Hear highlights of the new Statutory Durable Power of Attorney statute. Session 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: Alternatives to Guardianship and Supports and Services - An examination of strategies on how to limit or obviate the need to create a guardianship. Session 7: Practical Ways for Guardians and Caregivers to Prevent Scams and Exploitation - Hear a review of the most recurring scams targeting the elderly. Discuss legal recourses available for preventing an elderly individual from losing their entire estate to a scam. Session 8: 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
6.00 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$205  

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