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:
(1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)
AI and Effective Corporate Governance (Replay)
This discussion covers artificial intelligence (AI) fundamentals and business opportunities to utilize AI responsibly and strategically. The panelists also address corporate governance and compliance frameworks to enable boards and business leadership to proactively and effectively manage risks posed by AI.
Regina Jones, Baker Hughes - Houston, TX
Ryan D. McConnell, R. McConnell Group PLLC - Houston, TX
Meagan Baker Thompson, R. McConnell Group PLLC - Austin, TX
(0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics)
Requests from on High: Keeping In-House Counsel Out of Hot Water (Replay)
One of internal counsel’s many functions is to avert problems for their employers. But sometimes in keeping their client away from the fire, they risk being singed. These concerns implicate challenging attorney-client privilege issues, clarity in communicating to employees and management who they represent, educating others about how to maintain confidentiality, engaging the right counsel and consultants for the proper purposes, and knowing when to stay away from direct interaction in depositions, mediations and regulator meetings and interactions, or when to interact directly.
Joel Cohen, White & Case LLP - New York, NY
(0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics)
Ethics on the Edge (Replay)
Whether in-house or in private practice, technology lawyers increasingly find themselves counseling clients operating at or beyond the edge of what the law has contemplated—and sometimes with business models so “disruptive” they may even be illegal. Explore the ethics issues that come into play in such situations, through real-world examples of how experienced in-house lawyers have counseled their clients though high-risk innovation and legal uncertainty.
Christopher T. Brown, KASTNER/GRAVELLE LLP - Austin, TX
Cara Connolly, Reality Labs at Meta - Austin, TX
Catherine Dawson, AffiniPay - Austin, TX
(0.50 hr | 0.50 hr ethics)
Pro Bono Opportunities for Business Attorneys (Replay)
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) offers attorneys the opportunity to work with creatives, non-profits, and others who qualify based on their income on various legal issues such as entity formation, contracts, trademark/patent/copyright filings, and other general legal needs. An in depth discussion on these opportunities as well as give several examples of cases or matters handled by volunteer attorneys.
Angela L. Lee, TALA - Austin, TX
Adrian Resendez, Brough & Resendez PLLC - Austin, TX