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eSupplement to the 41st Annual Corporate Counsel Institute

Contains material from Oct 2018 to Feb 2019

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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     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good (Dec 2018)

F. Daniel Knight

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs
Slides (pdf) 2 pgs

SESSION 1 — 57 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 1:

Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good (Dec 2018)

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.

Originally presented at: Dec 2018 Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good

F. Daniel Knight, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Houston, TX

2. Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct (Oct 2018)

Scott Rothenberg

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 35 pgs
Slides (pdf) 42 pgs

SESSION 2 — 30 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 2:

Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct (Oct 2018)

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.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Gas and Power Institute

Scott Rothenberg, Law Offices of Scott Rothenberg - Houston, TX

3. Mediation Maximus (Dec 2018)

Hon. Leif M. Clark, Sylvia A. Mayer

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 3 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Mediation Maximus (Dec 2018)

Do’s and don’ts to maximize the potential for a positive mediated outcome and avoid wasting time and money.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Bankruptcy Conference

Hon. Leif M. Clark, Leif M. Clark Consulting, PLLC - San Antonio, TX
Sylvia A. Mayer, S. Mayer Law PLLC - Houston, TX

4. Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers (Feb 2019)

Pierre Grosdidier

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs

SESSION 4 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers (Feb 2019)

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.

Originally presented at: Feb 2019 Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers

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

5. Should You Take that Non-Hourly Case? (Nov 2018)

Erica W. Harris

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 17 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 5 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Should You Take that Non-Hourly Case? (Nov 2018)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Civil Litigation Conference

Erica W. Harris, Susman Godfrey LLP - Houston, TX

6. Effective, Efficient, and Economically Appropriate Litigation (Nov 2018)

Geoffrey L. Harrison

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 5 pgs
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 6 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Effective, Efficient, and Economically Appropriate Litigation (Nov 2018)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2018 Civil Litigation Conference

Geoffrey L. Harrison, Susman Godfrey L.L.P. - Houston, TX