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Hooked on CLE: May 2023

Contains material from Sep 2022 to Apr 2023

Hooked on CLE: May 2023
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THIS MONTH: Geopolitics and Extreme Weather Impacts on the Energy Markets • Bow Your Head and Play: A Discussion on Kennedy v. Bremerton • Sign Right Here: A Survey of Provisions for Your Attorney-Client Agreements • Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing • Estate Tax: Best Strategies for Estates and Gifts Leading Up to 2026

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 | 1.00 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2024

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1. Geopolitics and Extreme Weather Impacts on the Energy Markets (Mar 2023)

Michael E. Webber

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Geopolitics and Extreme Weather Impacts on the Energy Markets (Mar 2023)

We are in an energy crisis, security crisis and climate crisis simultaneously, which is roiling energy markets, creating undue suffering, but opening up an opportunity for rapid transition.

Originally presented: Jan 2023 Renewable Energy Law Institute

Michael E. Webber, The University of Texas Mechanical Engineering Department - Austin, TX

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2. Bow Your Head and Play: A Discussion on Kennedy v. Bremerton (Apr 2023)

Mike Leasor, Michael A. Vorsino

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Bow Your Head and Play: A Discussion on Kennedy v. Bremerton (Apr 2023)

Two old coaches square off over employee religious expression in light of the recent Supreme Court decision. Join us for an in depth look into the First Amendment and how it relates to a public school employee’s right to pray at school.

Originally presented: Feb 2023 School Law Conference

Mike Leasor, Leasor Crass, P.C. - Mansfield, TX
Michael A. Vorsino, UEA - Fort Worth, TX

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3. Sign Right Here: A Survey of Provisions for Your Attorney-Client Agreements (Feb 2023)

Claude E. Ducloux

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics
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Sign Right Here: A Survey of Provisions for Your Attorney-Client Agreements (Feb 2023)

A survey of provisions for your attorney client agreements from “must haves” to “optional”clauses.

Originally presented: Jan 2023 First Friday Ethics (January 2023)

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

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4. Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing (Oct 2022)

Connie L. Cornell

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Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing (Oct 2022)

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.

Originally presented: Aug 2022 Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Connie L. Cornell, Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP - Austin, TX

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5. Estate Tax: Best Strategies for Estates and Gifts Leading Up to 2026 (Sep 2022)

Wesley L. Bowers, Bernard E. ("Barney") Jones, Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz

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Estate Tax: Best Strategies for Estates and Gifts Leading Up to 2026 (Sep 2022)

The estate tax and gift tax exemptions are scheduled to roll back to about ½ of their current amounts at the end of 2025. A discussion on the latest strategies and best suggestions for utilizing the current larger exemptions before the roll back, with discussions to focus on planning opportunities for clients of varying net worth and practical issues facing decedent’s estates.

Originally presented: Aug 2022 Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Wesley L. Bowers, FizerBeck - Houston, TX
Bernard E. ("Barney") Jones, Attorney at Law - Houston, TX
Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz, Petrosewicz Law Firm, P.C. - Richmond, TX