Session 01: Ethics and Cybersecurity in the Virtual Practice of Law - Explore some of the ethical hazards associated with practicing law virtually including unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality and cybersecurity, and the challenges of remote supervision. Session 02: School Safety in a New World - Discuss recent legislative changes impacting school safety, implementation, and lessons learned to date, and hear practical advice and suggestions as school districts work to comply fully with the legislation and cooperate with multiple involved agencies and their respective guidance. Session 03: So You Think You Know Your Evidence and Procedure? - An interactive and entertaining presentation testing your knowledge of the Texas Rules of Evidence and Procedure. Session 04: Shifting Sands or Quicksand? Negotiating Antitrust Risk in Today's Climate - In a world of increasing antitrust enforcement risk and uncertainty, our speakers discuss the latest trends in negotiating risk allocation provisions between buyers and sellers. With regulators pursuing new theories of harm and aggressively seeking to block mergers, hear how antitrust risk tolerance has changed for both parties to a transaction and what tools they are deploying to address antitrust risk. Explore the proposed new HRS rules and the implications they will have for deal timelines and deal structures. Session 05: Are You Work Authorized? Complex Immigration Status Puzzles for Employers - Employers are often faced with complex immigration status issues when they are trying to onboard new employees and complete the required Form I-9. If they fail to accept certain qualifying documentation, they can be subject to penalties for discrimination. This panel will address common difficult status issues employers should know.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2025
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    Hooked on CLE: June 2024
    3.75 out of 5 stars
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Session 1: Executive Compensation, Claw Backs, and Other Compensation Concerns - Gain practical guidance surrounding the recent SEC Clawback Rule, NYSE/Nasdaq listing requirements, DOJ guidance, enforcement actions, and potential unintended consequences. Session 2: How to Cultivate a Better Workplace - Quiet quitting. Hey Boomer. Gen X. Gen Z. Millennial. Anti-work. Current workplace structures aren’t always working. Hear from a worker-side trial attorney about how to build a better workplace and why we all have more in common than we might think. Session 3: Getting the Piper Paid: Successfully Navigating the RWI Claims Process - In addition to an update on the current terms of RWI policies, this panel focuses on the claims process with war-story driven insights of experienced counsel to answer the burning RWI question: are legitimate claims getting timely paid? Session 4: Websites: Privacy and ADA Litigation - Survey of contemporary legal issues related to privacy and accessibility litigation involving websites. Session 5: Mediation Strategies, Solutions and Lessons Learned - The success of mediation is influenced by the information exchanged in advance, the type of mediation (remote or in-person), the inclusion or exclusion of a joint opening session, and many other factors. This panel discusses best practices for opening lines of communication, getting past the impasse, and finding a resolution.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.50 hrs
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    eSupplement to the 46th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute
    4.16 out of 5 stars
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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: (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics) Techniques for Negotiating With Difficult Counterparties (Replay) Hear advice on how to negotiate contracts with difficult counterparties, and explore the importance of our own mindset and how to manage our emotions in these situations. Walk through five types of outrageous negotiation positions and effective responses to defuse and reset the tone of the discussions. Laura Frederick, How to Contract - Austin, TX (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics) The Grievance Process and Most Common Violations (Replay) The presentation is intended to provide general information regarding the amendments made to the grievance process in 2018, the proper way to respond to a grievance identifying attorney misconduct, and common problems to avoid in practice. Nicole E. Jackson, Rosenblatt Law Firm - San Antonio, TX (0.50 hr | 0.50 hr ethics) Practical Uses of AI in M&A: Large Language Models to Create New Realities (Replay) What if you could review thousands of contracts, determine the potential risk of anti-assignment clauses, and have a first draft of a memo in under 15 minutes? Over the past year, the legal profession has seen incredible advances in the use of artificial intelligence that are making these possibilities a reality. Large Language Models, such as those fueling ChatGPT, have introduced incredible transformational potential for M&A work. Learn more about what is possible, including ethical considerations, in this new reality. Kenton S. Brice, University of Oklahoma College of Law - Norman, OK (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Work Product and Attorney-Client Privilege after In Re Grand Jury: Where Do We Go From Here? (Replay) The law regarding when privileges and protections apply to tax advice was anything but clear leading up to the Supreme Court oral argument in In re: Grand Jury; the Court’s decision to dismiss the case as “improvidently granted” dashed the hopes of tax professionals hoping for a nationwide standard! Hear a review of the current state of the law post-In re: Grand Jury with an emphasis on the Fifth Circuit and how the law there differs from others around the country. Melissa L. Wiley, Lowenstein Sandler LLP - Washington, DC

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2025
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    First Friday Ethics (May 2024)
    3.86 out of 5 stars
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    Melissa Wiley presentation/presenter was one of best in a long time.

    This was one of the best ethics bundles I have ever watched.

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A detailed look at the key provisions in M&A agreements involving energy transition projects, including risk allocation around IRA benefits, earn-out provisions, change in law and key diligence items for a buyer. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2025
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    Mergers and Acquisitions for Renewable Energy Projects
    3.75 out of 5 stars
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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) ChatGPT Ethics (Replay) Topic description generated by ChatGPT: Using ChatGPT for legal purposes promises efficient information processing, yet raises ethical concerns including client confidentiality and the risk of providing inaccurate advice. It is paramount that attorneys ensure adequate supervision, maintain professional discretion, and stay vigilant about the tool's limitations to uphold their ethical obligations. Henson Adams, Haynes Boone, LLP, San Antonio, TX Dominique Baldwin, Haynes Boone, LLP, Houston, TX (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)            Deal Ethics (Replay)            A discussion on a number of ethical issues that come up in an M&A practice, including whether the same firm can represent two bidders for the                   same target, other conflicts of interest, the no-contact rule, managing the lawyer’s duty for truthfulness and protecting the client’s privilege.                       David I. Albin, Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, Stamford, CT                       Nathaniel L. Doliner, Carlton Fields, Tampa, FL                       Robert R. Kibby, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.,  Dallas, TX (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Setting Boundaries with Clients and Colleagues (Replay) Using mindset mastery practices to improve attorney wellness by setting boundaries in your work. Kiele Linroth Pace, Pacefirm Consulting, LLC, Austin, TX

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    First Friday Ethics (February 2024)
    4.09 out of 5 stars
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    The two ethics presentations were very good. The Pace personal coaching session was terrible and, in the few moments it had any relevancy, expressed points obvious to even the most junior attorneys.

    Great presentation on all topics

    I found the course on mindfulness by Kiele to be very unexpectedly useful and a great presentation. THe other two were also interesting and informative. Once of the best ethics presentations I have taken!

    Good course

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An in-depth discussion of current trends and issues facing buyers and sellers in carveout transactions today, including special considerations for navigating multi-jurisdictional carveouts.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Carveouts: The Right Slice of the Pie
    4 out of 5 stars
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A discussion on a number of ethical issues that come up in an M&A practice, including whether the same firm can represent two bidders for the same target, other conflicts of interest, the no-contact rule, managing the lawyer’s duty for truthfulness and protecting the client’s privilege.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Deal Ethics
    4.26 out of 5 stars
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    I enjoyed the discussion of current ethical topics including A.I.

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The panelists review, by topic and by actual transactions, the current issues facing buyers and sellers of businesses in various degrees and types of distress.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Distressed M&A - Current State of the Art
    4 out of 5 stars
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In addition to an update on the current terms of RWI policies, this panel focuses on the claims process with war-story driven insights of experienced counsel to answer the burning RWI question: are legitimate claims getting timely paid?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Getting the Piper Paid: Successfully Navigating the RWI Claims Process
    5 out of 5 stars
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THIS MONTH: Legislative Update: New Texas Business Courts • EPA’s Latest Grid-Impacting Regulations • Mediation Strategies, Solutions and Lessons Learned • Accessing and Managing Digital Assets After Death • Deal Ethics

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: January 2024
    4.28 out of 5 stars
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    The ethics presentation was one of the best that I have seen.

    All components were good, especially the M&A Deal Ethics panel.

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With their signature mastery of mock negotiation, the panelists illustrate the give-and-take of a contentious negotiation between the parties’ outside counsel regarding some of today's most controversial provisions in a strategic acquisition of a privately held target company.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Illustrative Negotiation of Controversial M&A Deal Terms
    4.23 out of 5 stars
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What if you could review thousands of contracts, determine the potential risk of anti-assignment clauses, and have a first draft of a memo in under 15 minutes? Over the past year, the legal profession has seen incredible advances in the use of artificial intelligence that are making these possibilities a reality. Large Language Models, such as those fueling ChatGPT, have introduced incredible transformational potential for M&A work. Learn more about what is possible, including ethical considerations, in this new reality.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr | 0.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Practical Uses of AI in M&A: Large Language Models to Create New Realities
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In a world of increasing antitrust enforcement risk and uncertainty, our speakers discuss the latest trends in negotiating risk allocation provisions between buyers and sellers. With regulators pursuing new theories of harm and aggressively seeking to block mergers, hear how antitrust risk tolerance has changed for both parties to a transaction and what tools they are deploying to address antitrust risk. Explore the proposed new HRS rules and the implications they will have for deal timelines and deal structures.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Shifting Sands or Quicksand? Negotiating Antitrust Risk in Today’s Climate
    5 out of 5 stars
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In the wake of the exodus of certain institutional investors and traditional lenders from the oil and gas sector—due to ESG and other regulatory and political headwinds—newer sources of capital, including family offices, see this as an opportunity to take advantage of perceived outsized returns. Often, however, the goals and dynamics of these new capital sources conflict with those of traditional energy investors and management. Hear how to navigate these issues and other considerations, regardless of on which side of the negotiation table you sit.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Stepping Into the Void: Current Energy Dealmaking Considerations
    4.88 out of 5 stars
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With the aim of expediting proceedings and delivering more informed outcomes, the State of Texas has recently enacted legislation that provides for the creation of “Business Courts” with judges to be appointed by the Governor. For actions commenced on or after September 1, 2024, these Business Courts may handle a range of business disputes, including M&A and other large contract disputes, fiduciary duty claims, and other entity governance issues. Understand the opportunities and challenges occasioned by this new Texas judicial frontier.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Texas Business Courts: The Dawn of a New Era
    3.92 out of 5 stars
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    Very good.

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Do you know enough transactional law to draft transactional documents effectively? Glenn West quizzes you to find out.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Transactional Pop Quiz with Glenn West
    5 out of 5 stars
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Gain insight on what ESG really is and how it intersects with M&A. In addition to a discussion of the latest trends and considerations, the panel offers practical guidance for M&A practitioners on how to address ESG considerations in their transactions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    What Does ESG Really Mean for M&A?
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Explore popular structuring methods used to acquire businesses operating as an S Corp, including a step-by-step analysis of the tax-free S Corp “F” Reorganization technique whereby a target S Corp is converted into an LLC that is acquired by the purchaser. Alternative structuring options, equity rollovers, and S Corp due diligence issues also will be discussed. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2024
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    Structuring Acquisitions and Sales When the Target is an S Corp
    5 out of 5 stars
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The Texas Business Organizations Code permits a Texas corporation, LLC or limited partnership to merge into itself and thereby divide its assets and liabilities among itself and one or more additional new entities, but may not thereby prejudice the rights of its creditors under existing laws. Delaware permits LLC and limited partnerships (but not corporation) to effect similar divisions. Recently businesses with mass tort liability litigation have used divisive mergers to apportion their assets and liabilities so that the litigation is allocated to a surviving new entity with limited assets, filed for bankruptcy, and the plaintiffs have challenged the actions in courts with mixed results. Hear a summary of the state of play in this zone.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2024
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    Texas Two-Step: What’s All the Fuss About?
    3.71 out of 5 stars
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    Interesting topic

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Everyone knows that corporate stock and bonds are securities under both federal and state law, but what about limited partnership interests? LLP interests? LLC interests? Joint venture interests? Explore recent cases under state and federal law exploring the boundaries of “What is a Security?”.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2024
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    Unincorporated Interests as Securities Under Federal and State Law 
    4.13 out of 5 stars
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