University of Texas School of Law

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Hooked on CLE: February 2018

Contains material from Mar 2017 to Jan 2018

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THIS MONTH: From Parties to Presidents: Dealing With Decision-Maker Commentary • Employer Liability for Independent Contractor Injury • Legal Writing: Clearly, Using Instensifiers is Literally a Crime • The Energy-Water Nexus • Cybersecurity Regulation and Enforcement • Impaired Attorneys and Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program
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Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. From Parties to Presidents: Dealing With Decision-Maker Commentary (Dec 2017)

Jason Boulette

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 45 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 1 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 1:

From Parties to Presidents: Dealing With Decision-Maker Commentary (Dec 2017)

Explore the use of off-the-job social media statements by decision-makers to demonstrate unlawful animus. Hear an in-depth examination of the legal standards for direct evidence and the stray remark doctrine along with potential strategies for rehabilitating compromised decision-makers.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Civil Litigation Conference

Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

2. Employer Liability for Independent Contractor Injury (Jan 2018)

Pierre Charles Grosdidier

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 54 mins
Paper (pdf) 40 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 2 — 54 mins, credit 1.00

Session 2:

Employer Liability for Independent Contractor Injury (Jan 2018)

Review the general case law that addresses employer liability for independent contractor injury under the common law and under the Texas Owner’s Liability Act (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Chap. 95).  Particular attention is paid to two cases that are now in front of the Texas Supreme Court, Joeris and Torres.

Originally presented at: Jan 2018 Employer Liability for Independent Contractor Injury

Pierre Charles Grosdidier, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX

3. Legal Writing: Clearly, Using Intensifiers is Literally a Crime (Jun 2017)

Wayne Schiess

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

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SESSION 3 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Legal Writing: Clearly, Using Intensifiers is Literally a Crime (Jun 2017)

Intensifiers (clearly, obviously, blatantly) show up in briefs from time to time. But are they persuasive, and if not, what can you do instead?

Originally presented at: May 2017 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Wayne Schiess, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

4. The Energy-Water Nexus (Mar 2017)

Michael E. Webber

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 4 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

The Energy-Water Nexus (Mar 2017)

Energy and water are precious, global resources, and they are interconnected. Gain perspective on the global nexus of energy and water to outline trends while identifying technical and policy options that might mitigate the challenges.

Originally presented at: Jan 2017 Renewable Energy Law

Dr. Michael E. Webber, The University of Texas Mechanical Engineering Department - Austin, TX

5. Cybersecurity Regulation and Enforcement (Aug 2017)

Richard J. Johnson, Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Camelia Lopez

1.00 0.50 0.00 1.00 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 59 mins
Audio (mp3) 59 mins
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 5 — 59 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics

Session 5:

Cybersecurity Regulation and Enforcement (Aug 2017)

Discuss cybersecurity regulation and enforcement, understand current threats, and explore‎ best practices to address the threats and manage legal liability. 
 

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 Essential Cybersecurity Law

Richard J. Johnson, Jones Day - Dallas, TX
Shamoil T. Shipchandler, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fort Worth, TX
Camelia Lopez, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX

6. Impaired Attorneys and Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program (Sep 2017)

Allan K. DuBois, Chris C. Ritter

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 26 mins
Audio (mp3) 26 mins
Paper (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 6 — 26 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 6:

Impaired Attorneys and Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program (Sep 2017)

Learn about the lifesaving services of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, including 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 the highest ethical standards. 

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Allan K. DuBois, State Bar of Texas - San Antonio, TX
Chris C. Ritter, State Bar of Texas - Austin, TX