2021 Administrative Case Law and Legislative Updates 

Session 1: Case Law Update: Part I - Examine significant administrative law cases issued during the last year. Session 2: Case Law Update: Part II - Examine significant administrative law cases issued during the last year.

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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2021 Texas Administrative Law Legislative and Operational Updates 

Session 1: Legislative Update - A focus on select bills enacted by the 87th Texas Legislature that impact administrative law practitioners.  Session 2: Open Government in a Shutdown World - An update on the Texas Public Information Act, Texas Open Meetings Act, and recent legislative developments. Session 3: SOAH Update - The State Office of Administrative Hearings has adopted an entirely new system for tracking and setting cases. Learn about our new docketing and case-assignment procedures, and how they will allow SOAH to provide high-quality hearings services to Texans. Session 4: Agency Spotlight: Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council - The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council represents a new approach to regulating mental health care providers by balancing regulatory oversight with professional standards.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.50 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Answer Bar: Litigating the Administrative Law Case

Session 1: Navigating Your Licensing Case Pre-SOAH - Have you ever regretted not pursuing an action or negotiation prior to SOAH? Have you ever thought there might be alternative ways to settle your case prior to SOAH that no one ever uses? And was there ever a time you wished you would have worked-up your licensing case during the agency’s investigation instead of after the SOAH complaint filing? This presentation’s goal is to alleviate these concerns and answer these questions. Session 2: Pre-Litigation: Alternative Means to Resolving Cases before SOAH - A focus on informal proceeding processes at various state agencies to resolve agency investigations. Explore statutory and agency rule authority granting informal resolution of investigations prior to formal proceedings at SOAH. Session 3: Riding the Magic Unicorn: Practicalities of Filing at SOAH and the Travis County District Court - EFiling at the State Office of Administrative Hearings can be a little different from eFiling in the courts. Learn about what SOAH needs to have to ensure your eFiling is accepted. Session 4: Practical Tips for Remote Depositions - An advanced tutorial on remote depositions discussing, among other things, witness preparation, lighting, and curating your space. Session 5: Effective Cross-Examination at SOAH: I Fought the Law... And the Law Won - Teaching English in alternative high schools was the best training Sue ever got as a trial lawyer. She shares her top 10 tips for “winning” at cross-examination.  Session 6: Use and Abuse of Public Security Declaratory Judgment Actions - Chapter 1205 of the Texas Government Code creates an expedited declaratory judgment action regarding public securities and public security authorization. This presentation examines the permissible scope of those actions: how far can they go, and how far is too far? Session 7: The Art of Persuasion: Winning at SOAH - To organize and present an effective case, you need to understand not just the law, but also what will genuinely be persuasive to the judge. Explore effective ways to frame a persuasive case and to organize evidence and arguments to support it. Session 8: Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies - Review the doctrine of exhaustion of administrative remedies with a particular exploration of the impact of the Fifth Circuit's decision in Nidia Heston, et al v. Austin Independent School District, 816 Fed. Appx. 977. Session 9: Judicial Panel -  Engage in an unscripted round-robin discussion, with time for questions from the audience. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 6.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Challenges and Opportunities in Advising State Agencies

Identifying the challenges and opportunities in advising state agencies in 2021.

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Current Trends in Operation and Compliance in Administrative Proceedings

Session 1: A Year of Virtual Open Meetings under the Governor’s Disaster Proclamation - State agencies have operated under the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation for a year. Learn best practices of holding virtual open meetings and stakeholder’s participation. Session 2: Regulation of Health Care Mid-Level Practitioners - The panel compares and contrasts Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physicians' Assistants. Session 3: Texas Commission on Law Enforcement: A Municipal-Administrative Law Perspective - Despite the establishment of a state regulatory body (TCOLE), the regulation of policing is almost entirely in the hands of the employer. With TCOLE undergoing a Sunset review this session, will the Legislature grant the agency greater power to regulate police misconduct on a state-wide level? Session 4: Agency Changes of an ALJ’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law - Examining the authority of an administrative agency to make changes to an Administrative Law Judge’s proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.75 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Hooked on CLE: December 2021

THIS MONTH: Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection • The Proactive General Counsel • Employee Monitoring: An Overview of Technologies, Legal Treatment, and Best Practices • Making the Most of Your Cyber Insurance 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Hooked on CLE: December 2021
    4.2 out of 5 stars
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    Really informative.

    Excellent speakers

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First Friday Ethics (August 2021)

Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection Engaging in online research about prospective jurors can yield game-changing information, but there are ethical risks for lawyers in doing so. Using real world examples from cases and ethics opinions, this program offers invaluable guidance for lawyers in navigating the ethical boundaries of turning voir dire into “voir Google.”    11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Client Relations and Doing Business with Clients: How Far is Too Far? (REPLAY) An overall examination of fiduciary duty, client relations, grievance avoidance and issues which arise when doing business with clients. 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Both Sides Now: When Lawyers Go Too Far (REPLAY) Explore the ethical and practical concerns from the perspectives of opposing counsel. Discuss the strategies for maintaining courtesy and professionalism without compromising the obligation to zealously represent clients. Hear about the ethical challenges faced by government lawyers when adverse parties are pro se.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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    First Friday Ethics (August 2021)
    4.28 out of 5 stars
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    Each of the three presentations were excellent.

    excellent course; very informative and engaging

    Strong

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Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection

Engaging in online research about prospective jurors can yield game-changing information, but there are ethical risks for lawyers in doing so. Using real world examples from cases and ethics opinions, this program offers invaluable guidance for lawyers in navigating the ethical boundaries of turning voir dire into “voir Google.”

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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    Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection
    4 out of 5 stars
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    Unique course and good course

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Employment Law Public Sector Update 2021

Hear the latest on representing government employees, including developments in the First Amendment, due process, privacy, political patronage, and state law protections in the public workplace.

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2022
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Hooked on CLE: April 2021

THIS MONTH: Both Sides Now: When Lawyers Go Too Far • Energy Insecurity and Other Issues for Underserved Communities • Late-in-Life Bankruptcies • Investigations in the C-Suite • Emerging, Disruptive, Game-Changing Technology

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2022
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    Hooked on CLE: April 2021
    3.82 out of 5 stars
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    Well done, but an odd mixture of topics.

    I especially liked Dana Harmon's presentation about energy for underserved communities. Looking for more courses about equity and systems that impact underserved communities. Also, Investigations in the C-Suite presenter was excellent.

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Answer Bar: Young Attorney Challenges (Ethics)

Session 1: Life and the Law: Ethical Issues Facing the Young Lawyer - Explore the potholes and sharp curves that await the beginning trial lawyer on the road to a successful litigation practice, through the characters and plot of a recently published novel about a young personal injury lawyer practicing in Houston. Session 2: ‚ÄčThe Disciplinary Process - This presentation covers the disciplinary process, some tips on responding to a grievance, and some of the common rule violations. Session 3: How to Ethically Build Diverse Relationships in the Legal Profession - Law is one of the most relational and least diverse professions in the country. Learn how to ethically address and overcome the challenges of building diverse relationships in the legal space. Explore a guide for attorneys through the pitfalls of achieving meaningful diversity and inclusive relationships in their practice, discuss tools to intentionally build and strengthen diverse relationships, and receive practical techniques to make your practice a safe and inclusive place for the diverse and non-diverse to work together.  Session 4: Ethics of Technology in Law Practice: What Lawyers Need to Know - Consider ethical issues presented by the ever-changing uses of technology in the practice of law including on-line client meetings, meta-cleaning, social media problems and solutions, and your obligation to save information transmitted by texts or other media forms that are not typically auto-saved and archived. Session 5: Ethics of Social Media - The world of social media has engulfed us all. Not only has it transformed our society, but it has worked its way into every legal field as well. Discover the ethical issues facing you as attorneys—and that of your clients—in this social media age. Session 6: Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice - 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. Session 7: Lawyer Wellness - Get evidence-based strategies to help navigate the stress of our extremely demanding profession. Learn how small changes in our daily approach to the practice of law can greatly improve work-life balance.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 5.50 hrs | 5.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2022
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    Answer Bar: Young Attorney Challenges (Ethics)
    4.33 out of 5 stars
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eSupplement to the 36th Annual School Law Conference

Session 1: Internal Investigations - Artful Inquisitions—how to master internal investigations to uncover the truth. Employee interviews are critical to conducting an effective and thorough workplace investigation. Get informative tips on preparing investigation interviews, applying effective questioning techniques, and using emotional intelligence to elicit key information. Session 2: Digital Evidence: The Gathering Storm - In recent years, the number of devices and applications capturing data about every aspect of our business and personal lives has exploded, creating a storm of potentially relevant data. Practitioners who know how to collect this digital evidence and use it effectively will gain an edge on their opponents. This presentation covers novel sources of digital evidence and the available court and forensic tools that can be used to gather evidence from them. Session 3: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace - Hear a discussion about the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in the workplace and why it matters for companies to manage cultural change. How do you have difficult conversations about race? How do companies address workplace harassment and discrimination? Session 4: Agency Spotlight: State Office of Administrative Hearings - SOAH is entering the 21st Century. Explore upcoming changes in document management, case assignments, and procedural rules, and find out what lessons SOAH’s coronavirus response has taught us about remote hearings.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.25 hrs | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2022
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    eSupplement to the 36th Annual School Law Conference
    4.21 out of 5 stars
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Hooked on CLE: December 2020

THIS MONTH: Counterfeits, Knockoffs, and Knockdowns: Controlling your Company and Product Image on E-commerce Platforms • Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings • How to Ethically Build Diverse Relationships in the Legal Profession • Feeling Insecure About Beneficiary Designations? • Cybersecurity and Data Protection Considerations in Work-From-Home Policies • Escrow and Title Theft

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Hooked on CLE: December 2020
    4.19 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent

    Generally well done. The Escrow and Title Theft presentation was especially well done and helpful

    Presentations were very well done - truly a cut above typical CLE. And I was surprised this "grab bag" of courses had more relevance to my practice than I expected. Well done!

    Very interesting and timely discussions concerning cyber security.

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Current Trends in Rulemaking and Compliance in Administrative Proceedings

Session 1: Back to Basics: Administrative Procedures Act - Texas’ framework for administrative hearings and rule-making is 45 years old. Explore its origin, evolution, current applicability, and future challenges.   Session 2: Ad-Hoc Rulemaking - An examination of ad-hoc rulemaking in state and federal administrative proceedings from the perspective of both government agencies and counsel representing regulated entities. Session 3: Rulemaking: Governor Abbott’s Participation in the Process - Governor Abbott unilaterally asserts control over all rulemaking by state agencies. Such power is exercised wholly in private. Constitutional? Session 4: Introduction to the Office of the Governor’s Regulatory Compliance Division - The Regulatory Compliance Division conducts an independent review of certain state licensing agencies’ proposed rules that affect market competition. Authorized by the legislature in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, the division provides the “active supervision” needed over rulemakings so that state boards controlled by active market participants can invoke state-action antitrust immunity. Explore the background, procedures, and work of the division since its establishment in 2019.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
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    Current Trends in Rulemaking and Compliance in Administrative Proceedings
    4.15 out of 5 stars
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    Switch sessions 3 and 4 for the video replay, especially considering session 3 refers to parts of session 4

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Data Security: The Texas Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act

Review changes to ITEPA and a look at the new web portal for reporting data breaches. Explore recent enforcement actions and learn about privacy considerations, including breach preparedness for government and private sector practitioners.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
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    Data Security: The Texas Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act
    4.13 out of 5 stars
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Ethics, Tips, and Best Practices for Settling Cases with Multiple Clients

Representing multiple parties with claims in the same matter presents sensitive issues involving disclosure, potential conflicts, and ethical dangers. Discuss these central issues—1) What groundwork do you need to lay to create an atmosphere where settlement is possible?; 2) What strategies must you follow to effect an ethical settlement with limited funds?; and 3) And when do you need to withdraw?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr | 0.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
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    Ethics, Tips, and Best Practices for Settling Cases with Multiple Clients
    4.77 out of 5 stars
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    Very informative.

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Hooked on CLE: November 2020

THIS MONTH: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace • Combatting Creepiness in Big Data • Trial Preparation 101 • Gimme a Break! Planning for Absences While Running a Law Firm • Ethics, Tips, and Best Practices for Settling Cases with Multiple Clients

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
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    Hooked on CLE: November 2020
    4.18 out of 5 stars
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    OK, not fab

    Last segment too rushed. Could have used more time from prior section, which was extremely helpful but a bit repetitive.

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How to Ethically Build Diverse Relationships in the Legal Profession

Law is one of the most relational and least diverse professions in the country. Learn how to ethically address and overcome the challenges of building diverse relationships in the legal space. Explore a guide for attorneys through the pitfalls of achieving meaningful diversity and inclusive relationships in their practice, discuss tools to intentionally build and strengthen diverse relationships, and receive practical techniques to make your practice a safe and inclusive place for the diverse and non-diverse to work together. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
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    How to Ethically Build Diverse Relationships in the Legal Profession
    3.83 out of 5 stars
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    Good course with common sense approach.

    Well, that's 45 minutes I'll never get back. "Owls" and "the Diverse"? Really? We're supposed to overcome labeling and misconceptions by creating new labels? The presenters could have simply talked about -people and work, which would have made the presentation far more intelligible and useful, rather than falling back on jargon and the sort of ideas that a college sophomore might include in an essay on diversity. Or does simply adopting the right jargon make it possible for us to avoid both the topic of racism and the imputation of racism regardless of how we actually treat other people? Because I've been watching racist white people do that since the 1970s. By the way, there was one absolute howler that deserves to be singled out for discussion. Are "owls" truly to ask "the diverse" to tell them all about life as one of "the diverse"? This can be documented as having been tried over and over again since the 1960s with far worse than indifferent success. Some people are perfectly happy to have those discussions at some reasonable time. Others will make the perfectly reasonable response that it's absurd to make someone responsible for not only taking care of their clients and building their own career but teaching others things that seem perfectly obvious as well. In other words, the presenters are insisting that "the diverse" STILL have to work twice as hard as "the owls" in order to be considered just as good as "the owls". This presentation needs to be completely rethought and presented in a different way if there is to be any hope that the presentation will be effective.

    The session was very thought-provoking and useful, but it was largely geared to law firms. It would be helpful to note that in the description.

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The Changing Landscape of the Workplace - Work from Home Considerations for Employers

Working from home in the 21st century brings a unique set of concerns and challenges. Join Jessica Vittorio as she addresses the general issues surrounding work from home procedures, policies to put in place prior to allowing work from home, and the rules and regulations that govern these concerns.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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    The Changing Landscape of the Workplace - Work from Home Considerations for Employers
    4.06 out of 5 stars
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    VERY practical. thank you.

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Hooked on CLE: March 2020

THIS MONTH: Litigating in a Divided Nation: Handling Strong Political Views During Trial • Video, Table Top and Card Gaming Law • Alternative Fee Arrangements: One Model that Works • Trustee/Guardian Resignation: How to Jump Ship • Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Surviving Grievances

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2022
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    Hooked on CLE: March 2020
    4.26 out of 5 stars
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    Good course & good topics, but note that Course "4. Trustee/Guardian Resignation: How to Jump Ship" did not play.

    Ethics/Malpractice presentation (#5) was excellent.

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