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eSupplement to the 35th Annual School Law Conference

Contains material from Feb 2019 to Jun 2019

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Session 1: Advancing the Common Good in the Texas Legislative Process - Texas nonprofits of all sizes and varieties have become more active in the public forum and in the legislative process to advance their missions and the interests of their constituents. How effective are these activities and how does the “nonprofit sector” rank among the other special interest groups that occupy the policy and political landscape? Do charities, state associations and nonprofit activist groups have a special rolea special voicein the legislative process different from other interest groups? Do “dark money” organizations reflect negatively on other nonprofit organizations? Are nonprofit entities that perform government functions prepared for the related accountability and transparency in their operations? Learn about these questions in general terms with respect to the realities of the legislative process, with specific references to legislation expected in the 2019 session as well as comments on controversies and legislative challenges to the nonprofit sector in past sessions.

Session 2: Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice Why do some people handle stress and rebound from failure better than others? Learn about the skills and practices developed by the US Army to combat depression, fight off PTSD, and handle high stress engagements and jobs, … like being a lawyer.

Session 3: Effective Client Communication Across Generational and Other Divides Effective communication is a key predictor of career and professional success for in-house lawyers. As the corporate world becomes more diverse, client communication becomes even more challenging. Learn how to effectively communicate in this fast changing corporate environment.
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Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 1.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. Advancing the Common Good in the Texas Legislative Process (Feb 2019)

Richard W. Meyer, Ross Ramsey

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Paper (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 1 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

Advancing the Common Good in the Texas Legislative Process (Feb 2019)

Texas nonprofits of all sizes and varieties have become more active in the public forum and in the legislative process to advance their missions and the interests of their constituents. How effective are these activities and how does the “nonprofit sector” rank among the other special interest groups that occupy the policy and political landscape? Do charities, state associations and nonprofit activist groups have a special rolea special voicein the legislative process different from other interest groups? Do “dark money” organizations reflect negatively on other nonprofit organizations? Are nonprofit entities that perform government functions prepared for the related accountability and transparency in their operations? Discuss these questions in general terms with respect to the realities of the legislative process, with specific references to legislation expected in the 2019 session as well as comments on controversies and legislative challenges to the nonprofit sector in past sessions.

Originally presented at: Jan 2019 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Richard W. Meyer, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune - Austin, TX

2. Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice (Apr 2019)

Claude E. Ducloux

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 2 — 57 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 2:

Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice (Apr 2019)

Why do some people handle stress and rebound from failure better than others? We will discuss the skills and practices developed by the US Army to combat depression, fight off PTSD, and handle high stress engagements and jobs, … like being a lawyer.

Originally presented at: Apr 2019 Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice

Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law, LawPay - Austin, TX

3. Effective Client Communication Across Generational and Other Divides (Jun 2019)

Jane Mallor McBride

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 26 mins
Audio (mp3) 26 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 3 — 26 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Effective Client Communication Across Generational and Other Divides (Jun 2019)

Effective communication is a key predictor of career and professional success for in-house lawyers. As the corporate world becomes more diverse, client communication becomes even more challenging. Learn how to effectively communicate in this fast changing corporate environment. 

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Jane Mallor McBride, Optimus Legal Management & Consulting - Plano, TX