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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 »
THIS MONTH: From Parties to Presidents: Dealing With Decision-Maker Commentary • Employer Liability for Independent Contractor Injury • Legal Writing: Clearly, Using Instensifiers is Literally a Crime • The Energy-Water Nexus • Cybersecurity Regulation and Enforcement • Impaired Attorneys and Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program 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 »
Session 1: The General Counsel and the Independent Auditor: A Critical Relationship - Hear tips for legal departments in interacting with independent auditors during an investigation—when do you disclose information, how do you speak with "one voice" with an auditor, and more.
Session 2: Internal Investigations: The Complexities and Challenges of Multi-National Business Operations - In the wake of the recent federal investigations of Volkswagen/Audi, Petrobras and GSK it is more than obvious that the ramifications of a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice are far reaching, consequential and unpredictable. Being prepared to conduct an internal investigation that mitigates and/or defuses the potential fallout from such an investigation is an essential element of every corporate internal investigation practice. Hear practical advice and lessons learned from both in-house and outside counsel who have handled a multitude of these multi-national internal investigations. more »
Session 1: Pro Bono Survey - Pro bono work encompasses more than just representation of clients in need of assistance in litigation matters. Listen to a discussion about what pro bono work really means, including ethical considerations, and how you can get involved.
Session 2: The Lobbying Line - What are the legal and ethical lines to watch when you are lobbying at the Texas Capitol? How do you know if you have crossed them?
Session 3: Ethical Considerations Regarding Attorney Contacts with State Agency - Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct 4.02 addresses communications by an attorney with “a person, organization, or entity of government the lawyer knows to be represented by another lawyer regarding that subject.” Explore how this Rule relates to private attorney contact with state agency staff and, in cases being handled by the Office of the Attorney General, with in-house agency counsel. more »