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THIS MONTH: Trial Advocacy in a Post-Truth World • Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing • Disruptive Technology for the Mortgage Industry • The Realization of "America First" and What it Means for Immigration Law • Conspiracy Theory? The Ethical Paradox of “Big is Bad” • Bankruptcy’s Role in Alleviating Student Debt Burdens 
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Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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1. Trial Advocacy in a Post-Truth World (Dec 2017)

Jim M. Perdue Jr.

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Slides (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 1 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

Trial Advocacy in a Post-Truth World (Dec 2017)

How do jurors search for the truth in a world that accepts “alternative facts” and dismisses that which is disagreeable as “fake news?” Discuss strategies for trial lawyers from jury selection to decision heuristics in relevance to modern communication norms.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Civil Litigation Conference

Jim M. Perdue Jr., Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX

2. Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing (Oct 2017)

Connie L. Cornell

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 52 mins
Audio (mp3) 51 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 2 — 52 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing (Oct 2017)

Recognize the vulnerable points in the employment relationship and learn the best practices in documentation to minimize the problems and maximize the chances of successfully defending the employer’s actions when challenged. Understand the value and risks posed by offer letters, disciplinary documentation, performance evaluations, and termination paperwork. 

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Connie L. Cornell, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP - Austin, TX

3. Disruptive Technologies for the Mortgage Industry (Oct 2017)

Chitra Dorai

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 36 mins
Audio (mp3) 36 mins
Slides (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 3 — 36 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Disruptive Technologies for the Mortgage Industry (Oct 2017)

Hear what technology-induced changes are looming and how the mortgage industry needs to embrace disruption, given the latest advances and innovations in technology. Explore case studies and business outcomes involving big data and analytics, machine learning, cognitive computing, and blockchain technologies.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 The Future of Residential Mortgage Lending

Chitra Dorai, Fellow and Master Inventor, IBM Global Business Services - New York, NY

4. The Realization of "America First" and What it Means for Immigration Law (Nov 2017)

Kathleen C. Walker

0.50 0.25 0.00 0.50 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 4 — 32 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 4:

The Realization of "America First" and What it Means for Immigration Law (Nov 2017)

The Trump Administration has ushered in an era of optical security measures and further disruption of the current dysfunctional immigration process. DACA survival still is uncertain, while the extent of presidential power over immigration policy continues to be stretched to its uncertain limits. The America First mantra is impacting the position of the U.S. in competition for global talent and investment. On the home front, the federal courts are more critical than ever. Time for a crystal ball report.

Originally presented at: Oct 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Kathleen C. Walker, Dickinson Wright - El Paso, TX

5. Conspiracy Theory? The Ethical Paradox of “Big is Bad” (Jul 2017)

Arnold J. Johnson

1.00 0.75 0.00 1.00 | 0.75 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs
Slides (pdf) 53 pgs

SESSION 5 — 61 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.75 ethics

Session 5:

Conspiracy Theory? The Ethical Paradox of “Big is Bad” (Jul 2017)

There was a time when “big business,” and the “big professions” that support it, were revered for their contributions to society. Those contributions continue today, yet “big” is often vilified in the public eye. Explore some recurring themes in this area, from the dark clouds of conspiracy theories to media and political portrayals, and highlight ways in which ethics and professionalism might lead everyone “big” out of the storm.

Originally presented at: May 2017 Corporate Counsel Institute

Arnold J. Johnson, Noble Energy Inc. - Houston, TX

6. Bankruptcy’s Role in Alleviating Student Debt Burdens (Jan 2018)

Chrystin Ondersma, Charlie Shelton

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 21 pgs

SESSION 6 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Bankruptcy’s Role in Alleviating Student Debt Burdens (Jan 2018)

Discuss bankruptcy’s potential role in alleviating student debt burdens by exploring existing case law and practice experience surrounding the “undue hardship” determination.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Bankruptcy Conference

Chrystin Ondersma, Rutgers Law - Newark, NJ
Charlie Shelton, Office of the Texas Attorney General - Austin, TX