University of Texas School of Law

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Corporate Compliance Essentials
Complete Series

There is no “one-size fits all” compliance program. Each compliance program begins with a deep understanding of the business and risk environment. Program design considers the end business user and creates a structure that is mapped to different risks and regulations through a compliance framework that shares common themes irrespective of the type of business or subject matter.   Join us online for this six-part series that walks through the legal and regulatory framework, core principles, and key components of a successful compliance program. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2018

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$350  

Corporate Compliance Essentials - Part 5
Internal Investigations

This eCourse explores best practices for conducting internal investigations—when your compliance program has an issue, hear how to address it in a way that best protects the company and various stakeholders. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Slides

$75  

Corporate Compliance Essentials - Part 6
Monitoring and Audit

This eCourse explores various aspects of monitoring a program, including auditing third parties. This session also includes a component on attorney-client privilege and defensive email writing. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2018

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$55  

2016 Litigation Developments, Tips, and Tactics

Session 1: Panel Discussion: Texas Greats on Business Litigation - Modern complex business litigation presents risks to both sides. With success requiring creativity and advocacy skills, these premier litigators discuss challenges and opportunities in the arenas of damages, contorts, and alternative dispute resolution in 21st Century litigation. Session 2: Using Demonstratives to Make Your Case - Demonstrative evidence is evidence you can create! Don’t miss the opportunity to make the most of it. Session 3: Hearsay in a Wireless World - Review important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social media, texts, and other new media. Session 4: Extraordinary Remedies - All plaintiffs want their relief—and they want it right now. Learn when courts can tie up assets and control conduct prior to a judgment. Session 5: â€‹Tips for an Effective Voir Dire - Learn what the cases allow and what techniques are most effective in voir dire. Session 6: Current Issues Facing Juries in State and Federal Courts - Courts are confronting new challenges presented by social media and the Internet, while at the same time dealing with a declining percentage of cases tried to a jury verdict. What are the practicalities facing lawyers and courts when jurors live online, lawyers have new access into their lives, and jurors have new expectations of access to the facts? Ideas from the perspective of practitioners in both state and federal and civil and criminal courts. Session 7: Recent Developments Regarding the Discovery Rule and Fraudulent Concealment Doctrine - In recent years, the Texas Supreme Court has offered significant guidance on how lower courts should apply the discovery rule and the fraudulent concealment doctrine. Review the cases and learn how they could impact plaintiffs’ and defendants’ approaches to these tolling doctrines going forward. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2018

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$185  

Current Issues in Admiralty and Maritime Law: OW Bunker Litigation, The Jones Act, and More

Session 1: OW Bunker Litigation: Maritime Practitioners’ Perspectives - Examine the procedural and substantive issues involving maritime liens, and the interplay of maritime lien and bankruptcy issues from the perspective of vessel owners, physical suppliers of necessaries, and secured lenders. Session 2: Jones Act and Cabotage Rules in the OCS - Explore how the Customs and Border Protection Agency’s January 2017 notice of its intention to reverse its Jones Act exceptions resets the playing field for OCS subsea operations. Also, review the Jones Act waivers and other new developments, including wind farms. Session 3: Introduction to Classification Societies - Analyze the purpose and functions of classification societies in today’s world as well as the future of classification, including a review of the legal exposure of class. Session 4: What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VII - Real-world questions and answers regarding ethics, the law, and what your client has asked you to do—or hide. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.25 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Slides

$145  

Litigation in Admiralty and Maritime Law: State Court Trials, Preserving Error, and More

Session 1: Trying Your Maritime Case in State Court - How does a maritime trial in state court differ from one in federal court? Take a short voyage to see the differences between trials in state and federal courts. Ports of call include jury selection, cross-examination, standards for admitting expert testimony, and charging the jury. Session 2: Preserving Error and Navigating Appeals in State Court - Learn about error preservation tips and traps, getting a case into the Texas Supreme Court, and the story behind the latest Texas Supreme Court case on vessel status. Session 3: State Law in a Maritime Case: "The Devil's Own Mess" - Discover the complexity of and approaches to the issue of when it is appropriate to apply state law in a maritime case. Session 4: Nearly Random Thoughts on the Law and Sea - A conversation among Kenneth G. Engerrand, the audience, and Judge Hughes. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$105  

Maritime Insurance Coverage and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Session 1: Mediating the Maritime Claim When Insurance Coverage is in Dispute - Explore challenges and get suggestions for handling disputed coverage in conjunction with mediating a plaintiff’s underlying lawsuit. Examine the practical and legal perils and pitfalls of handling coverage issues in mediation by a defense lawyer hired by the insurance company under reservation of rights, the respective roles of defense lawyer/coverage counsel/insurance representative, and additional complications in educating the mediator on highly specialized insurance and maritime concepts. Session 2: Complex Insurance Coverage and Dispute Resolution Issues - The wording in insurance policies is often underappreciated by the insured, particularly for catastrophic event coverage that is seldom called upon. But when a claim is pursued for a major incident such as the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout, both specific coverage and dispute resolution provisions can become serious obstacles to the insured’s ability to collect. What should be in your clients' policies? more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

The seventeenth annual installment of the seminal paper surveys developments, identifies issues of genuine national importance, and discusses items of significant interest from the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$75  

2016 Hot Topics in Administrative Law: Social Media, Data Breaches, Inaction, Deference, and More

Session 1: Use or Abuse of Social Media by Texas Administrative Agencies - On December 14, 2015, the U.S. General Accounting Office issued Ruling B-326944 regarding application of federal publicity or propaganda and anti-lobbying provisions to certain social media activities of the Environmental Protection Agency. Is this a uniquely federal issue, or a new concern for agency counsel in Texas? What law or policies restrict use of social media by Texas agencies?   Session 2: Contracting after the 2015 Legislative Session: New Reporting and Oversight Requirements - A discussion of the significant legislation relating to contracting with governmental bodies enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature, including new requirements for monitoring and disclosures.   Session 3: Data Breaches - Best practices for avoiding breaches and addressing them when they occur. Session 4: The Civility Oath - Recent changes to the Texas Lawyer's Oath put the state’s citizens firmly behind the idea that Texas lawyers and judges should conduct themselves with the highest standards of civility and professionalism. Hear one legislator's take on the new oath and on the current state of the practice.   Session 5: Texas v. United States: Procedural Lessons Learned - Explore the important procedural differences between state and federal administrative law practice.   Session 6: The Meaning of Inaction - Explore the concept of legislative acquiescence in Texas law. Session 7: Agency Deference at the Texas Supreme Court - An overview of the Court’s view of agency deference and the interplay between how the Court construes statutes and when it defers to agencies. Session 8: Top Ten Tips for Drafting Legislation - In anticipation of the upcoming legislative session, get the expert's advice on some best practices for preparing and analyzing bills and amendments. Session 9: Agency Spotlight: Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) - Hear an overview of current activity at ERS, whose mission is to provide competitive benefits in support of the State of Texas workforce. The ever-changing benefits and budget landscape offers continual challenges in meeting this mission, with real impacts to employees and their families. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$175  

2016 Hot Topics in Ethics: Pro Bono Opportunities, The Impaired Lawyer's Assistance Program, and more

Session 1: Pro Bono Opportunities - Learn about the advocacy and volunteer opportunities at Disability Rights Texas (DRTx), the federally-designated protection and advocacy organization for the State of Texas. Hear about the services available to Texans living with disabilities and the pro bono volunteer lawyer opportunities to work on DRTx cases.   Session 2: Impaired Attorneys and the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program - Learn about the lifesaving services of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, and the Sheeran Crowley Memorial Trust, which assist lawyers, judges and law students who are dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. These disorders can impact a law practice—hear about services available to restore the lawyer’s life and practice to one of the highest ethical standards.   Session 3: Who is Your Client? - A discussion of the role of the Attorney General in the attorney-client relationship. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides Slideshow

$80  

2017 Administrative Case Law Updates

Session 1: Case Law Update, Part I - Listen to a discussion about significant administrative law cases issued during the last year. Session 2: Case Law Update, Part II - Continuation of the discussion of significant administrative law cases issued during the last year. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

2017 Legislative Updates and Sunset Review

Session 1: Administrative Regulation and Sunset Review - The 85th Legislative Session opened with a theme of refocusing priority areas and improving efficiencies among regulatory agencies. Review whether these themes came to fruition and the possible effects on administrative regulation. Session 2: Legislative Update - Review and focus on the bills enacted by the 85th Texas Legislature that impact administrative law practitioners. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$75  

Administrative Law: Behind the Bench

Session 1: Behind the Scenes at the Third Court of Appeals - Discover the things you always wanted to know about the processes at the Third Court of Appeals, and get insight into issues with accelerated cases. Session 2: Judicial Panel -  more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper

$75  

Administrative Law: The Nature of Rules and the Process of Rulemaking

Session 1: Challenges to Agency Rules - The Legislature creates agencies and grants them rulemaking authority. Statutes also provide an opportunity to comment on proposed rules, to require agencies to justify their rules, and to challenge rules believed to impair rights or privileges of affected entities. Hear a review of the authority granted to agencies and examine the rulemaking challenges in the current landscape.   Session 2: What is a “Rule”? Navigating a Notoriously Muddled Corner(stone) of Texas Administrative Law - When must a Texas administrative agency use the APA’s notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures? When is a statement by an agency or an agency official considered to be a rule that can be challenged in an APA declaratory judgment action? A review of the case law sheds some light on these mysteries.   Session 3: Rules and Rulemaking: The Need for Clarification of Procedural Requirements and the Opportunities for Substantive Challenges - Is Texas law on rules and rulemaking procedures as muddled as some say? What are the prospects for clarification by the Texas Supreme Court? When can a rule be challenged on substantive due course of law grounds under the Court’s decision in Patel v. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation? A panel of experienced administrative law practitioners discusses these issues. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper

$95  

Bankruptcy, Workouts and Restructurings in the Real Estate Sector

Session 1: Bankruptcy in the Real Estate Sector - Consulting its specially-fabricated “Bankruptcy Crystal Ball,” the panel offers insight into the issues that will dominate the next real estate crash (and there will be one!), and discusses strategies to protect today's deals from the ravages of those issues. Plus, explore some of the more significant recommendations from the ABI Commission on proposed changes to the Bankruptcy Code, with insights and observations on the Commission's work and its chances of success. Session 2: Workouts and Restructurings - Analyze key issues and documents in real estate workouts from both the transactional and litigation perspectives. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$75  

Commercial Lending: From Letters of Credit to Closing Protection

Session 1: Standby Letters of Credit: Tips and Traps - Whether representing the beneficiary of a letter of credit, the party required to post a letter of credit, or the bank issuing the letter of credit, it is important to understand the structure of these transactions. Learn the risks and benefits of letter of credit transactions applicable to all three parties.   Session 2: The Troublesome Opinion Requests: Dealing with It - Gain insight into inappropriate requests for legal opinions and learn how to respond to such requests, including alternatives that may be proposed.   Session 3: Foreclosing Security Interests on Non-Securitized Single Family Residential Real Estate Secured Promissory Notes - Review the foreclosure of UCC Chapter 9 security interests on promissory notes secured by single family residences and the impact that UCC Chapter 3 has on such foreclosures.   Session 4: Title Insurance: Closing Protection Letters - Take a closer look at closing protection letters—what they do, what they don’t do, and why you need them in real estate transactions—and gain timely insight into trends in closing protection letters and liability in the real estate settlement process. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$95  

Commercial Real Estate Lending Hot Topics

Session 1: The Ins and Outs of E-Signatures and Authentication - What is E-Signature and how will the mortgage industry be impacted by the ESIGN Act? Session 2: Using Auctions to Sell and Market Real Estate - Explore the various types of auctions, common legal issues, and the use of title insurance.   Session 3: Borrowing Entities—Dos and Don’ts of Using Series LLCs or Delaware Statutory Trusts -    Session 4: Special Issues in Drafting a Contract with a CMBS Loan Assumption - The process of closing a property secured by a CMBS loan is unique and a real mine field for the uninitiated lawyer. Learn about the special clauses for a contract and gain tips and tricks to help you navigate through the process from application to closing. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$85  

Confidential Agency Records in Court Proceedings

Explore the current trend toward documents being identified as confidential at the agency-hearing stage and how they should be handled at the district court level when judicial review is sought. Discuss the near-universal desire to move to electronic records, though many agencies are just not there yet. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$55  

Corporate Families, Board Committees and the Ethical Issues They Present

Government investigations and shareholder claims and complaints can place huge stresses on the modern corporation, often forcing it to investigate itself and causing internal personal and professional conflicts in its senior management and board. These pressures create difficult ethical problems for corporate lawyers who advise companies, boards and board committees. Using a hypothetical scenario, this panel provides practitioners with guidance for some of these problems. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$60  

Current Issues in Administrative Law: APA Rulemaking and Ultra Vires

Session 1: Trending Issues in APA § 2001.038 Rule Challenges - Listen to a discussion about the latest trends in APA § 2001.038 claims, including an update on recent case law on both substantive and procedural rule challenges. Session 2: Ultra Vires Update - Review recent appellate decisions together with a plea for clarity in using the phrase “ultra vires.” more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$65  

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