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What You Need to Know About the Railroad Commission of Texas (May 2018)

An overview of oil and gas drilling, production, environmental and pipeline regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$50  

Avoiding Open Government Pitfalls; plus an Ethics Journey toward Government Approvals (Apr 2015)

Session 1: Avoiding Open Government Pitfalls: A Land Use Perspective - Explore five pitfalls in open government under the Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act from the land use perspective. Awareness of these issues is a step towards managing the government client’s legal risks, providing effective case management and ensuring good government.   Session 2: The Devil in the Details: An Ethical Journey toward Governmental Approvals - Ethics issues related to approving projects and financing (special districts, especially), including voting and recusal (or not), speaking to public officials and board members, advocacy on both sides, financing and its role in deals, and what to do when everybody knows everybody. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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Protecting, Overcoming and Distinguishing the Work Product Privilege in Texas (Apr 2015)

Examine the work product privilege under state and federal law, including differences in application and important considerations for practitioners when working with experts, consultants and other third parties. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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Texas Commissioner of Education Decisions and Recent Opinions from the Attorney General (Mar 2018)

Session 1: Commissioner Decisions Update - Hear an update on Commissioner of Education decisions from the past year. Session 2: Recent Opinions Issued by the Attorney General - Review recent opinions issued by the Texas Attorney General that may affect public schools and school law. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$75  

What’s new with ERCOT and the PUC (Feb 2018)

Hear what ERCOT and the PUC are up to and how it may impact the renewable energy market in Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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$65  

eSupplement to the 40th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute (Oct 2017)

Session 1: Technology and Ethics - Hear an overview of lawyers’ ethical obligations—and tips on avoiding potential ethical pitfalls—with respect to the technology we all use. 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: Artificial Intelligence and its Effect on the Legal Industry - AI is getting a lot of attention, creating fears and in many cases unrealistic expectations. Explore the reality of AI, how it practically can impact legal work flows, and how it can be a positive force that enables lawyers to do their jobs faster, cheaper and better for their clients. Session 4: Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers - How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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$95  

Hooked on CLE: February 2018 (Dec 2017)

In the midst of a quickly changing legal environment, it can be a challenge to keep track of what's happening and what CLE can mean for your practice. Hear the latest in this special 4-hour bundle of our best programming. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$99  

Cybersecurity: Important Lessons in Breach Response (Nov 2017)

Data breach trends in 2017 show an increased sophistication of malware, increased targeting of corporate human resources information (W-2 and other personnel information), unique combinations of social engineering and technical subterfuge to acquire sensitive data for criminal monetization, and malicious damage caused by encryption attacks. It is increasingly difficult for businesses to protect their digital environment, and it is more important than ever before to plan for the inevitable. Hear some lessons learned from years of experience in this area, with an emphasis on proactive approaches to data security, including thorough preparation and a rapid response. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$55  

Financial Fraud Enforcement and False Claims Act Considerations (Nov 2017)

Session 1: Financial Fraud Enforcement: Public Companies, the SEC and the DOJ - An update on the SEC's and DOJ's recent enforcement efforts involving accounting fraud investigations and related litigation. Session 2: False Claims Act: Key Considerations for the General Counsel - The Justice Department describes the False Claims Act as “the government’s primary civil remedy to redress false claims for government funds and property under government programs and contracts” and recent changes in legislation, case law and government’s enforcement priorities all point towards increased prosecution utilizing the False Claims Act. Understanding the heightened risks is imperative to keeping an organization out of harm’s way or mitigating the damage when facing potential liability under the False Claims Act. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$95  

Handling Environmental Actions: The General Counsel's Perspective (Nov 2017)

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 »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$55  

Independent Audits and Internal Investigations (Nov 2017)

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 »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$85  

Reading Tea Leaves: Data Analytics and What Your Company's Numbers Are Telling the Government (Nov 2017)

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Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$50  

The Administration's Shifting Priorities: What's Hot, What's Not, and What You Need to Know (Nov 2017)

The transition to a new administration has predictably yielded priority shifts—some as expected, some not. Examine the changing enforcement landscape, focusing on those aspects affecting corporations from the Yates memo to health care and corporate immigration exposure. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$55  

2016 Hot Topics in Administrative Law: Social Media, Data Breaches, Inaction, Deference, and More (Oct 2016)

Session 1: Use or Abuse of Social Media by Texas Administrative Agencies - On December 14, 2015, the U.S. General Accounting Office issued Ruling B-326944 regarding application of federal publicity or propaganda and anti-lobbying provisions to certain social media activities of the Environmental Protection Agency. Is this a uniquely federal issue, or a new concern for agency counsel in Texas? What law or policies restrict use of social media by Texas agencies?   Session 2: Contracting after the 2015 Legislative Session: New Reporting and Oversight Requirements - A discussion of the significant legislation relating to contracting with governmental bodies enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature, including new requirements for monitoring and disclosures.   Session 3: Data Breaches - Best practices for avoiding breaches and addressing them when they occur. Session 4: The Civility Oath - Recent changes to the Texas Lawyer's Oath put the state’s citizens firmly behind the idea that Texas lawyers and judges should conduct themselves with the highest standards of civility and professionalism. Hear one legislator's take on the new oath and on the current state of the practice.   Session 5: Texas v. United States: Procedural Lessons Learned - Explore the important procedural differences between state and federal administrative law practice.   Session 6: The Meaning of Inaction - Explore the concept of legislative acquiescence in Texas law. Session 7: Agency Deference at the Texas Supreme Court - An overview of the Court’s view of agency deference and the interplay between how the Court construes statutes and when it defers to agencies. Session 8: Top Ten Tips for Drafting Legislation - In anticipation of the upcoming legislative session, get the expert's advice on some best practices for preparing and analyzing bills and amendments. Session 9: Agency Spotlight: Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) - Hear an overview of current activity at ERS, whose mission is to provide competitive benefits in support of the State of Texas workforce. The ever-changing benefits and budget landscape offers continual challenges in meeting this mission, with real impacts to employees and their families. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$175  

2016 Hot Topics in Ethics: Pro Bono Opportunities, The Impaired Lawyer's Assistance Program, and more (Oct 2016)

Session 1: Pro Bono Opportunities - Learn about the advocacy and volunteer opportunities at Disability Rights Texas (DRTx), the federally-designated protection and advocacy organization for the State of Texas. Hear about the services available to Texans living with disabilities and the pro bono volunteer lawyer opportunities to work on DRTx cases.   Session 2: Impaired Attorneys and the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program - Learn about the lifesaving services of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, and the Sheeran Crowley Memorial Trust, which assist lawyers, judges and law students who are dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. These disorders can impact a law practice—hear about services available to restore the lawyer’s life and practice to one of the highest ethical standards.   Session 3: Who is Your Client? - A discussion of the role of the Attorney General in the attorney-client relationship. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$80  

2017 Administrative Case Law Updates (Sep 2017)

Session 1: Case Law Update, Part I - Listen to a discussion about significant administrative law cases issued during the last year. Session 2: Case Law Update, Part II - Continuation of the discussion of significant administrative law cases issued during the last year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$55  

2017 Legislative Updates and Sunset Review (Sep 2017)

Session 1: Administrative Regulation and Sunset Review - The 85th Legislative Session opened with a theme of refocusing priority areas and improving efficiencies among regulatory agencies. Review whether these themes came to fruition and the possible effects on administrative regulation. Session 2: Legislative Update - Review and focus on the bills enacted by the 85th Texas Legislature that impact administrative law practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$75  

Administrative Law: Behind the Bench (Sep 2017)

Session 1: Behind the Scenes at the Third Court of Appeals - Discover the things you always wanted to know about the processes at the Third Court of Appeals, and get insight into issues with accelerated cases. Session 2: Judicial Panel -  more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$75  

Administrative Law: The Nature of Rules and the Process of Rulemaking (Oct 2016)

Session 1: Challenges to Agency Rules - The Legislature creates agencies and grants them rulemaking authority. Statutes also provide an opportunity to comment on proposed rules, to require agencies to justify their rules, and to challenge rules believed to impair rights or privileges of affected entities. Hear a review of the authority granted to agencies and examine the rulemaking challenges in the current landscape.   Session 2: What is a “Rule”? Navigating a Notoriously Muddled Corner(stone) of Texas Administrative Law - When must a Texas administrative agency use the APA’s notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures? When is a statement by an agency or an agency official considered to be a rule that can be challenged in an APA declaratory judgment action? A review of the case law sheds some light on these mysteries.   Session 3: Rules and Rulemaking: The Need for Clarification of Procedural Requirements and the Opportunities for Substantive Challenges - Is Texas law on rules and rulemaking procedures as muddled as some say? What are the prospects for clarification by the Texas Supreme Court? When can a rule be challenged on substantive due course of law grounds under the Court’s decision in Patel v. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation? A panel of experienced administrative law practitioners discusses these issues. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$95  

Confidential Agency Records in Court Proceedings (Sep 2017)

Explore the current trend toward documents being identified as confidential at the agency-hearing stage and how they should be handled at the district court level when judicial review is sought. Discuss the near-universal desire to move to electronic records, though many agencies are just not there yet. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

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