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Hooked on CLE: October 2018

Contains material from Oct 2017 to Aug 2018

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THIS MONTH: Social Media: Employee Ideology vs. Company Values • To C or not to C? Entity Selection in the New Tax Age • Form Contracts that Don't Mean What They Say • Dealing with Bad Facts • A Checklist for Commercial Loans • Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law
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Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2019

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1. Social Media: Employee Ideology v. Company Values (Jun 2018)

Jason Boulette

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 35 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 1 — 31 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 1:

Social Media: Employee Ideology v. Company Values (Jun 2018)

As mobile technology and social media continue to evolve, individuals are increasingly able to express their personal beliefs to wider and wider audiences. Explore the practical and legal challenges presented when agents are recorded, depicted, or seen expressing views on social media in a way that conflicts with a company’s cultural values. Hear real world situations, including the events of Charlottesville, Virginia, the viral manifesto on women in technology written by an individual engineer, and the photographs, recordings, and recountings of intolerable behavior by powerful figures in entertainment, politics, and business. 

Originally presented at: May 2018 Technology Law Conference

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

2. To C or not to C?  Entity Selection in the New Tax Age (Aug 2018)

Barbara Spudis de Marigny, Robert R. Keatinge

1.25 0.00 0.00 1.25  

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Video (mp4) 76 mins
Audio (mp3) 76 mins
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 2 — 76 mins, credit 1.25

Session 2:

To C or not to C?  Entity Selection in the New Tax Age (Aug 2018)

Tax reform enacted in 2017 changed the tax treatment of business entities, including a reduction in the corporate rate and a new deduction for partners, and brings new considerations into play when choosing or changing the form of doing business. Discuss the operation of the new rules that may influence your selection now, when and why pass-through entities may still be the right choice and how and when multi-entity structures may be useful.

Originally presented at: Jul 2018 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Barbara Spudis de Marigny, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Houston, TX
Robert R. Keatinge, Holland & Hart LLP - Denver, CO

3. Form Contracts That Don’t Mean What They Say (Jul 2018)

Hon. Scott A. Brister

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 3 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Form Contracts That Don’t Mean What They Say (Jul 2018)

In an age when plain-text interpretation dominates cases of contract construction, it is surprising how many contracts do not mean what they plainly say—especially in certain widely used form contracts. When is a nonstandard meaning of a standard contract term an exception to “plain meaning?”

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Hon. Scott A. Brister, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP - Austin, TX

4. Dealing with Bad Facts (Dec 2017)

Quentin Brogdon

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 21 pgs
Slides (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 4 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

Dealing with Bad Facts (Dec 2017)

Every case has bad facts, some to a greater degree. The opponent always has points to make. Filing for a motion in limine is the first line of defense, but if that fails or there is no legitimate argument to exclude the bad evidence, what do you do? Investigate whether it is best to deal with bad facts only after the opponent introduces them, or if it is better to “inoculate” the jury against negative effects by introducing them first in a weakened form.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Civil Litigation Conference

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX

5. A Checklist for Commercial Loans (Oct 2017)

Mary S. Axelrad

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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

SESSION 5 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

A Checklist for Commercial Loans (Oct 2017)

Examine lender requirements for closing a commercial real estate loan transaction, highlighting issues and pitfalls that can surface and derail almost any closing. 

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Mortgage Lending Institute

Mary S. Axelrad, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP - Houston, TX

6. Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law (Jul 2018)

Imran B. Mirza, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Paper (pdf) 45 pgs

SESSION 6 — 33 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 6:

Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law (Jul 2018)

Explore some of the basic ethical issues facing immigration practitioners, including preparing witnesses to testify in court, preparation and presentation of documentary evidence to the court, and withdrawing as counsel when there is an ethical issue or conflict of interest. 

Originally presented at: Jun 2018 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Houston, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX