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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. more »
Session 1: Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers - Examine the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation.
Session 2: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel - Review the essentials of filing an ineffective assistance of counsel claim as defense counsel and responding as a prosecutor, with focus on essentials, pitfalls and necessity of claim.
Session 3: Appellate Tips from the Experts - Get a view from both sides of the criminal bar with practical tips on how appellate advocates and appellate courts can make their briefs and opinions interesting, easier to understand, and less likely to inflame the opposing side or losing party.
Session 4: Improve Your Legal Writing - Learn techniques for improving your legal writing in the short, medium, and long run.
Session 5: Error Preservation Ambushes: Infliction and Prevention - We can raise many complaints for the first time on appeal ... or when it is too late for the non-complaining party to do anything about it. These complaints involve jurisdiction, standing, summary judgment practice, experts, damages, the charge, and attorney's fees, just to name a few areas. Identify these areas, get suggestions about how to pre-empt your opponent from ambushing you with such complaints, and hear ideas about ambushing your opponent, while taking care to avoid a self-inflicted wound.
Session 6: Demonstrative Evidence: Pursuasion and the Use of Technology - Do you understand the differences between demonstrative evidence, and demonstrative aids? Join Claude Ducloux in this one hour presentation as he explores the following: Use of Summaries, Statistics, Trial Demonstrations, and Simulations/Videos. He will discuss: appropriate planning, themes, learning styles, and the ethic boundaries and duties when evidence is incorrect, wrong, or just plain false.
Session 7: Conviction Letters and Related Issues - Observe a roundtable discussion on navigating professional licensing complications related to criminal law matters.
Session 8: Advocacy Practice and Theory for the New Millennium - No one can deny the practice of law has changed dramatically in recent years, but many still advocate like it's 1999. Learn new tricks and tips on how to advocate effectively in today's courtrooms.
Session 9: Legal Malpractice Update - Get the latest on recent developments in Texas legal malpractice law, as well as notable ethics opinions that are applicable to appellate practitioners.
Session 10: Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology - Increasingly technology is integrated into the practice of law. Examine lawyers' current ethical responsibility in relation to the use of technology and how such responsibility may change as technological advances, like artificial intelligence, become more commonplace in the practice of law.
Session 11: Expanding Your Firm: How to Hire Contract and Associate Lawyers - What are the basics that you need to know? How do you manage your staff and attorneys? Get practical tips on how to answer these questions so that your firm can continue to flourish.
Session 12: Stress Kills Success: Mindfulness and the Small Firm Practitioner - Learn about the science behind stress and wellness, along with how mindfulness can help with peak performance. more »
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 more »
Courts continue to consider whether and to what extent agencies are entitled to deference with respect to their interpretation of statutory provisions and legislative intent. Review the history of the Administrative Procedure Act, various forms of agency guidance, and key judicial decisions addressing deference. Against this backdrop, discuss how the current landscape and recent developments may impact tax administration and enforcement. more »
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.
Session 3: Ultra Vires Update - Survey recent decisions addressing ultra vires claims. more »
Session 1: Legislative Update - A focus on the bills enacted by the 86th Texas Legislature that impact administrative law practitioners.
Session 2: Death, Taxes, and Alcohol: Or Just Another Day at Sunset - Hear an overview of the Sunset process, recently passed legislation, and a preview of upcoming reviews. more »
Session 1: Texas Citizens Participation Act Update: Implications in Administrative Law Cases - Review the TCPA’s application to administrative law cases and ramifications of the 2019 TCPA amendments.
Session 2: Pleas to the Jurisdiction - Examine the procedure and standards for determining pleas to the jurisdiction from multiple perspectives, and explore related procedural issues.
Session 2: Admission of Internet Evidence - Explore the use of social media by companies, employees, and attorneys in employment disputes, including the legal and ethical boundaries being recognized by some and ignored by others, as well as the nuts and bolts of admitting social media data into evidence. more »
Rulemaking lies at the heart of the administrative process, but in a rapidly changing landscape it is easy to lose sight of the fundamentals. Make sure your foundations are strong, and review the basics from procedural requirements to opportunities for substantive challenge. more »
Session 1: Trends in Open Government - Hear about the latest developments in open government, including changes from the 2019 legislative session, opportunities and challenges that arise from recent technological advances, along with best practices every open government practitioner should know.
Session 2: Conviction Letters and Related Issues - A roundtable discussion on navigating professional licensing complications related to criminal law matters.
Session 3: Agency Spotlight: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Explore next and best practices for occupational licensing and regulation. more »
Session 1: Administrative Law Challenges and Appeals - A look at common issues raised in challenging administrative orders (Texas and federal), focusing on finality, sovereign immunity, standards of review, deference, and appealing your appeal.
Session 2: Changing Perspectives on Judicial Deference - Judicial deference to administrative agency interpretations has recently been the subject to much discussion and debate – including at the highest levels. Explore the changing perspective on judicial deference, and where those changes may take us. more »
THIS MONTH: Technology in the Courtroom • Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap • Confessions of a Solo Practitioner: The Ups, Downs and Everything in Between • Telling the Story of Your Case • Convergence of Media, Entertainment & Technology: Virtual and Augmented Reality • Regulatory and Ethical Considerations for Handling Sensitive Electronic Information • Pro Bono Collaboration with Outside Counsel: The New Networking more »
THIS MONTH: Startups - Deal Killers and Near-Death Experiences • First Judges in Texas • Misbehavior in the C-Suite • Website Accessibility Lawsuits • Virtual Law Firms: Is It an Option for You? • Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct more »
The ADA requires that websites be accessible to those with disabilities. Richard M. Hunt explains what “accessibility” means for websites and the legal theories behind such suits, and provides effective strategies for dealing with a claim against your client. more »
In order to comply with new legislative requirements, the Supreme Court of Texas amended certain disciplinary rules. What changes have been implemented and how will they affect State Bar of Texas disciplinary matters? more »
Session 1: Regulatory and Ethical Considerations for Handling Sensitive Electronic Information - Explore the regulatory framework when handling sensitive electronic information. Also, understand the ethical considerations when handling the information and if a breach occurs.
Session 2: Data: Liability or Asset? - Explore the opportunities and challenges of managing data in Texas, and review recent developments regarding data sharing, open data, and data security and privacy. more »
Environmental laws and regulations range from the deeply technical to more prosaic record-keeping requirements. Many companies have substantial teams of environmental compliance specialists that combine deep legal and technical understanding without being lawyers. Hear where the General Counsel and outside counsel fit into this compliance and enforcement world. more »