Session 1: Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good - Using a series of case studies, explore the ethical obligations and fiduciary duties owed by lawyers to clients and how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are implicated in each.
Session 2: Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct - 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.
Session 3: Mediation Maximus: Do's and Don'ts for a Positive Mediated Outcome - Do’s and don’ts to maximize the potential for a positive mediated outcome and avoid wasting time and money.
Session 4: Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers - As unsettling as they are, digital border searches are legal. Delete your client files from your devices if you want to avoid delays occasioned by a search.
Session 5: Should You Take that Non-Hourly Case? - Effective case analysis is crucial to coming out ahead on contingency and fixed fee cases. Learn what you need to think about to create a sustainable alternative fee practice.
Session 6: Effective, Efficient, and Economically Appropriate Litigation - Lawyers should communicate early and often with their clients about case planning, proportionate discovery, strategy, and litigation objectives, and should negotiate appropriate dispute resolution agreements with opposing counsel.
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Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.50 ethics