Basics of the Family Medical Leave Act (2021)

The FMLA was the first federal act that required an employer to provide time off for employees. Learn the basics of the law, which has been amended to cover additional types of leave. When do you send the various notices and certifications? Avoid common mistakes in completing the paperwork and understand how FMLA can overlap with ADA issues.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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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?

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Employee Handbooks and Employment Policies (2021)

Avoid common mistakes in policy drafting. Adopt provisions that support the company's good faith compliance efforts and help reduce potential liability in audits and litigation. Understand how recent NLRB decisions affect even non-unionized employer policies.

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Hot Topics and Compliance Issues Impacting Employers (2021) 

Get up to speed on the latest compliance issues impacting employers, including those relating to COVID-19 during a brief update of the most critical court cases, legislation, and federal agency activity.

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints (2021)

The investigation of an employee's complaint may be critical to an employer's only means of avoiding liability. The investigator may be a witness, and the notes may be evidence. Learn how to investigate and document the process.

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Retaliation: Winning the Battle, Losing the War (2021)

Why is retaliation the most dangerous cause of action, and what can you do about it?

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Texas is an “At Will” State…So Why Worry?: 2021 Updates

Hear an overview of the employment relationship and how tort law has been adapted in the workplace. Discuss how to answer the client or the supervisor who thinks employment law begins and ends with "employment-at-will." What about terminating an employee for theft? Is there ever an obligation to give a reference on a former employee? How can a handshake get a manager sued for assault? What is an intentional infliction of emotional distress? Can employee violence really be prevented? Is negligent retention really a cause of action?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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The 2021 Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing

Recognize the vulnerable points in the employment relationship and learn the best practices in documentation to minimize the problems and maximize the chances of successfully defending the employer’s actions when challenged. Understand the value and risks posed by offer letters, disciplinary documentation, performance evaluations, and termination paperwork.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Wage and Hour: An Old Law in a Modern World (2021)

Learn the basics of wage and hour law and why violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act have exploded. Topics include: Who is exempt and who is not, and what difference does it make? What is working time? How is overtime calculated? What are the most common mistakes, and how do you avoid them?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Answer Bar: Oil, Gas and Energy Agreements and Contracting Essentials

Session 1: Midstream 101: A Primer on Understanding Midstream Contracts and Identifying Key Issues - Explore midstream transactions and the contracts commonly utilized in the industry to gather, transport, and process oil and gas. Work through commercial and regulatory considerations and key issues when drafting midstream contracts. Session 2: Update On Midstream Agreements in Bankruptcy—From Sabine to Southland and Beyond - Many recent E&P bankruptcies have grappled with the characterization of midstream agreements as either contractual rights that can be rejected or real property interests that ride through unaffected. This presentation analyzes the ever-shifting legal landscape, which has seen midstream agreements characterized as both, leading to a widening split in the courts and uncertainty in the industry. Session 3: Update on Surface Use Agreements and Disputes - With the continuing expansion of the traditional and alternative energy sectors in Texas, surface use agreements must be carefully drafted in order to balance conflicting surface uses of the same property. Hear practical guidance for negotiating agreements and navigating disputes over shared use, including an update on recent cases affecting surface disputes.   Session 4: Joint Operating Agreements – Understanding and Application - Understanding the key components of the JOA and a consideration of recurring issues with emphasis on horizontal drilling and allocation wells.  How the JOA works, what doesn’t work, some suggested Article XVI provisions and some new unanswered questions. Session 5: JOA Negotiation: Operator and Non-Operator Perspectives - Review key provisions of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen 610 Model Form Operating Agreement from both the operator’s and non-operator’s perspectives. Session 6: MSA Negotiations - A mock negotiation of a master service agreement with particular attention paid to the insurance and indemnity provisions to ensure an effective risk allocation program. Session 7: Split Estate Issues (Mineral, Wind, Solar and Water) - Explore competing uses, common conflicts, and potential solutions. Session 8: Make Peace, Not War: Negotiating and Drafting Accommodation Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry with Wind and Solar Companies - A brief discussion of the basic elements of a comprehensive accommodation agreement, which shall include pitfalls to avoid in drafting such agreements, as well as an overview of typical accommodation issues and how best to resolve them. Session 9: Communication with Opposing Counsel and Landowners - Common law rules, the fields of tort and contract, as well as rules of professional ethics, govern a lawyer’s or landman’s negotiations on behalf of a client.  By remaining mindful of these rules, including how the rules differ depending on whether you are negotiating with opposing counsel or a landowner, you can stay out of trouble and better serve your client. Session 10: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Engage in a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.00 hrs | 1.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2022
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Overcoming the Problem Witness

Session 1: Overcoming the Problem Witness - How to handle the difficult witness, yours or theirs. Session 2: Some Depositions are Hard to Overcome - Arthur Godfrey had a TV show once called "Kids Say the Darndest Things". The same can be true with witnesses in depositions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
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Taking the Deposition in Business or Tort Cases (2021)

Session 1: Depositions in Business Litigation - Discuss strategies for securing the testimony you need in complex business cases. Session 2: Taking Depositions in Tort Cases - Strategic case building and effective discovery with lay witness and expert depositions.

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  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
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    Taking the Deposition in Business or Tort Cases (2021)
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Taking the Deposition of the Defendant or Expert

Session 1: Deposing for the Defendant - Effective deposition preparation and technique help achieve the dual goals of securing important admissions and discovering the Plaintiff’s case such that the Defendant is not surprised at trial. This topic covers best practices for both aspects of taking depositions on behalf of a defendant. Session 2: Beating the Expert - Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert."

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  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
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    Taking the Deposition of the Defendant or Expert
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The Essentials of Deposition Strategies (2021)

Session 1: Developing a Winning Strategy - Discuss the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions. Session 2: Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition? - Learn to take admission-seeking depositions of adverse witnesses so that they are effectively limited in their testimony at trial.

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  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
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    Both videos were very instructive. I am preparing to take a deposition and this was exactly what I was looking for.

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An Oil and Gas Drilling Primer 

Hear an overview of the process of finding oil and gas and bringing it to the surface, as well as some of the needed agreements.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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    An Oil and Gas Drilling Primer 
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Hooked on CLE: June 2021

Session 1: Building a Disaster Plan for Your Law Practice - Join Hannah Dyal as she explores: is your law firm ready for a disaster and how to prepare. This presentation will give firms and solo practitioners tips for how to begin building a disaster plan for their law practice.  Session 2: Dram Shop Cases: When the Bar Causes the Crash - There’s an extra party that often belongs in the car crash case—a dram shop that overserved one of the drivers. Session 3: Fixing Real Estate Headaches: Deeds, Trusts, and Title Issues - An overview of how to identify and address real estate issues unique to estate planners such erroneous deeds (possibly from years ago), chain of title errors, lost trusts, and more. Session 4: Analyzing Your Contract Through the Eyes of a Litigator and Jury - Examine the common causes of action coming out of a breach of contract, review the state statutory and case law regarding common contract provisions, and understand different perspectives of the transactional attorney and the litigator on the same agreement so that you can ask and answer important questions that may change the drafting of the agreement in the first place. Session 5: Too Many Entities - As more “deals” are put together, more entities are used to facilitate the “deal." Assess the huge liability risk for clients and lawyers if litigation is the end result.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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    on point and delivered effectively

    The supporting materials for "too many entities" was lacking. The real estate fixes was an excellent program. Disaster Planning was a bit more general, but having rebuilt my practice after Harvey in Rockport, my knowledge is a bit more in depth in some areas. I also was on the State Bar FEMA committee back when we had one in the mid 1990s. Learned a lot from the tornado in Fort Worth and the Houston floods.

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Oil and Gas Conveyancing and Interests in Oil and Gas

Explore some of the pitfalls related to conveyances of minerals and royalties (both fixed and floating).

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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    Oil and Gas Conveyancing and Interests in Oil and Gas
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Texas Title Examination Standards: Introduction and Practical Exercises

Take a look at the use of Title Examination Standards to address common defects, exceptions, and errors found in the chain of title to land. Explore the language of the standards, times when they are applicable, and the commentary of applicable law for each standard. Take part in a few practical examination exercises using actual situations encountered in title examination.

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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The Essentials of an Oil and Gas Lease

Session 1: The Oil and Gas Lease, Part I: Classification, Scope of Grant and Duration - An in-depth focus on how an oil and gas lease is classified in law and on the key clauses of the lease. Session 2: The Oil and Gas Lease, Part II: The Royalty Clause in an Oil and Gas Lease - In Texas, the calculation of the royalty obligation created under an oil and gas lease is determined by looking at the specific language contained in the royalty clause. Royalty terms in the lease such as "market value at the well" or "amount realized" establish how the royalty payor must measure and calculate royalty, and what post​-production costs can be allocated to the lessor interest. This presentation reviews some of the principal phrases used to describe such obligations and how the Texas courts have interpreted them, and examine​s how that same language has been interpreted differently in other jurisdictions. It analyze​s the impact of division and transfer orders and royalty payment statutes on royalty obligations contained in the lease.   Session 3: The Oil and Gas Lease, Part III: Implied Covenants - Examine the law of implied covenants, including the duties imposed, elements necessary to establish a claim, and remedies and defenses available. Session 4: The Oil and Gas Lease, Part IV: Other Clauses - Review other clauses in an oil and gas lease, including surface use clauses and riders, retained acreage and proportionate reduction clauses, and savings clauses such as continuous operations, dry hole, force majeure, and shut-in gas royalty clauses.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.75 hrs | 0.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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The Joint Operating Agreement in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Understanding the key components of the JOA and a consideration of recurring issues with emphasis on horizontal drilling and allocation wells.  How the JOA works, what doesn’t work, some suggested Article XVI provisions and some new unanswered questions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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