University of Texas School of Law

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eSupplement to the 2019 Conference on Criminal Appeals (Contains material from Dec 2017 to Dec 2018)

Session 1: Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good - Using a series of case studies, explore the ethical obligations and fiduciary duties owed by lawyers to clients and how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are implicated in each. Session 2: ​Deep Ethics: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet - The work tools in the modern law office now consist of a networked ecosystem of distractions, and our default method of use may be harmful to us and degrade the value we can bring to clients. Change the way you use these tools to preserve wellness and protect your ability to engage in deep, linear, creative thinking. Session 3: Dealing with Bad Facts - Every case has bad facts, some to a greater degree. The opponent always has points to make. Filing for a motion in limine is the first line of defense, but if that fails or there is no legitimate argument to exclude the bad evidence, what do you do? Investigate whether it is best to deal with bad facts only after the opponent introduces them, or if it is better to “inoculate” the jury against negative effects by introducing them first in a weakened form. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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$105  

eSupplement to the 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference (Contains material from Oct 2018 to Dec 2018)

Session 1: The Latest in Texas Procedure and How It Affects Your Practice - Examine recent judicial decisions affecting Texas litigation practice, including proposed modifications to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Review highlights from the accompanying comprehensive review of recent case law – designed to be a handy reference tool for practitioners. Session 2: Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct - Explore easy, common sense techniques that you can employ in your law practice to steer clear of legal malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duty, and findings of professional misconduct. A timely and important ethics tune-up that you won’t want to miss. Session 3: Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program -  Session 4: #NoTweetingAfterMidnight: Ethical Risks in Social Media Use - Hear valuable guidance on dealing with the ethical minefield that is social media. Using real world examples and ethics opinions, discuss the areas of practice in which social media use (or misuse) can present ethical and disciplinary concerns, as well as tips for using social media responsibly. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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$105  

eSupplement to the 31st Annual Health Law Conference (Contains material from May 2018 to Dec 2018)

Session 1: Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good - Using a series of case studies, explore the ethical obligations and fiduciary duties owed by lawyers to clients and how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are implicated in each. Session 2: Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct - Explore easy, common sense techniques that you can employ in your law practice to steer clear of legal malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duty, and findings of professional misconduct. A timely and important ethics tune-up that you won’t want to miss. Session 3: The Gig Economy: An Overview - Explore the effects of the sharing economy on the traditional employment model as companies use technology to connect providers and end-users in novel ways and individual providers increasingly view themselves as entrepreneurs with their own business aspirations. Specific topics include the scope of the limitations of the employee/contractor classification system, the use of arbitration agreements as a response to judicial second-guessing, the scope of an employee’s fiduciary duty, the ownership of employee inventions, and some of the potential consequences associated with replacing the traditional employment model with individually-defined, market-driven, peer-to-peer business relationships. Session 4: Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences - Sentence-level techniques that can help legal writers create readable, persuasive sentences. Learn to recognize, describe, and appropriately use or avoid techniques including length, subordination, dangling elements, nominalizations, correlative conjunctions, compound prepositions, and more. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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$135  

eSupplement to the 41st Annual Corporate Counsel Institute (Contains material from Oct 2018 to Feb 2019)

Session 1: Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good - Using a series of case studies, explore the ethical obligations and fiduciary duties owed by lawyers to clients and how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are implicated in each. Session 2: Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct - Explore easy, common sense techniques that you can employ in your law practice to steer clear of legal malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duty, and findings of professional misconduct. A timely and important ethics tune-up that you won’t want to miss. Session 3: Mediation Maximus: Do's and Don'ts for a Positive Mediated Outcome - Do’s and don’ts to maximize the potential for a positive mediated outcome and avoid wasting time and money. Session 4: Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers - As unsettling as they are, digital border searches are legal. Delete your client files from your devices if you want to avoid delays occasioned by a search. Session 5: Should You Take that Non-Hourly Case? - Effective case analysis is crucial to coming out ahead on contingency and fixed fee cases. Learn what you need to think about to create a sustainable alternative fee practice.   Session 6: Effective, Efficient, and Economically Appropriate Litigation - Lawyers should communicate early and often with their clients about case planning, proportionate discovery, strategy, and litigation objectives, and should negotiate appropriate dispute resolution agreements with opposing counsel. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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$175  

eSupplement to the 34th Annual School Law Conference (Contains material from May 2018 to Dec 2018)

Session 1: Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct - Explore easy, common sense techniques that you can employ in your law practice to steer clear of legal malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duty, and findings of professional misconduct. A timely and important ethics tune-up that you won’t want to miss. Session 2: Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program -  Session 3: Mediation Maximus: Do's and Don'ts for a Positive Mediated Outcome - Do’s and don’ts to maximize the potential for a positive mediated outcome and avoid wasting time and money. Session 4: The Latest in Texas Procedure and How It Affects Your Practice - Examine recent judicial decisions affecting Texas litigation practice, including proposed modifications to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Review highlights from the accompanying comprehensive review of recent case law – designed to be a handy reference tool for practitioners. Session 5: Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences - Sentence-level techniques that can help legal writers create readable, persuasive sentences. Learn to recognize, describe, and appropriately use or avoid techniques including length, subordination, dangling elements, nominalizations, correlative conjunctions, compound prepositions, and more. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.75 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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$125  

Hooked on CLE: March 2019 (Contains material from Mar 2018 to Dec 2018)

THIS MONTH: Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good • Marijuana and Bankruptcy: Just Say No! • eDiscovery for Every Case - Even the Small Ones! • The Boundaries of Employee Free Speech • The Likeability Offensive: Making Your Practice More Effective Through Personal Attention more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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$99  


“Trying” Situations for Trial Attorneys: Top Issues and Everyday Practices to Avoid Malpractice
(Contains material from Feb 2019)

Explore some of the top issues or common “missteps” that can get small-firm/solo practitioner trial attorneys into trouble, as well as the critical importance of being “selfish” about your own health and fitness avoid malpractice. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2020

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$60  

Answer Bar: Taking on the Car Crash Client (Contains material from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018)

Session 1: A Day in the Life of a Car Wreck Defense Lawyer - Discussion about the laundry list of issues that the car wreck defense lawyer can expect to address in a typical day. Session 2: Case Selection-Rejection and How to Manage Client Expectations - Listen to a discussion about what factors go into deciding to accept or reject a case, how to make a case rejection a win/win, and how to manage your practice in terms of client expectations. Session 3: Investigation and Insurance - Examine critical aspects of the crash investigation, including the identification of potential parties and the myriad of potentially applicable insurance coverages. Session 4: Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorist - Learn strategies to present and defend uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. Session 5: Notice to Potential Defendants and Pre-Suit Demands - Review what to include in your pre-suit demand, as well as how to provide notice to potential defendants and their insurers. Session 6: Pre-Suit Settlement - Discuss considerations such as IOLTA requirements, liens and subrogation, and the potential net to your client. Session 7: Subrogation and Liens - Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, workers' comp, hospital liens, state employees, local employees, and disability plans. Focus on safeguards created by a state law which protects first party and portions of third-party recoveries from many insured plans. Session 8: Medical Records - Who is looking for what and why? Learn to analyze, understand, and use medical records to increase pre‑litigation settlement values. Session 9: Negotiating with the Insurance Adjuster - Learn how to maximize case value through preparation and presentation of the demand package. Session 10: The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management - Analyze the ethical quandaries of client intake, case selection, and client communications. Learn how to manage healthy and unhealthy client relationships, setting expectations for clients, and withdrawing from bad relationships. more »

Total Credit Hours:
5.25 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2020

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$175  

Answer Bar: Taking Your Car Crash Case to Trial (Contains material from Sep 2017 to Sep 2018)

Session 1: Filing Suit and Common Issues in Litigation - Explore common concerns when filing suit, including venue, jurisdiction, and statute of limitations. Session 2: Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed - Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases. Session 3: Injury Causation in Low Property Damage Cases - Hear from plaintiff and defense attorneys on best practices for assessing injuries in low property damage cases, including a review of the rationale behind these assessments. Session 4: Case Study: $30K Car Crash to $1 Million Verdict - Examine methods and strategies for maximizing value on routine car crash cases. Session 5: Telling the Story of Your Case - There are fundamentals of story that apply to almost every aspect of trial. Jurors create narratives, and they are not in the form of “the evidence will show…” Implementing storytelling techniques can help any advocate, in any type of case, present the evidence closer to the form in which jurors comprehend and remember. Session 6: Developing a Winning Deposition Strategy - Learn the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions. Session 7: Interactive Demonstration: Deposition How-To's - Identify problems, ask questions, and discuss the tricks and tips of the day! Session 8: Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative. Session 9: Beating the Expert - Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert." Session 10: Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition - Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness. Session 11: Witness Preparation - Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial. Session 12: 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. Session 13: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Car Crash Cases - Two trial judges with a combined 25 years of judicial experience discuss what they’ve seen that works and doesn’t work in car crash cases. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2020

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$285  

Hooked on CLE: February 2019 (Contains material from May 2018 to Dec 2018)

THIS MONTH: Gone to Texas: Migration Vital to Growth in the Lone Star State • #NoTweetingAfterMidnight: Ethical Risks in Social Media Use • Should You Take that Non-Hourly Case? • Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences • Eight Things that Matter in a Lease • The Impact of Corporate Structure Change on Intellectual Property more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2020

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$99  

US Government Contract Law: Disputes at the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) (Contains material from Dec 2018)

Dan Minutillo explains the role of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals in litigating US Government civilian contact disputes, and why transactional and litigation attorneys should care. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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$55  

Commercial Litigation Opportunities: Fiduciary Duty Claims and Practical Considerations (Contains material from Nov 2018)

Session 1: Fiduciary Duty Claims: They’re Everywhere! - Knowing when fiduciary duties arise and how they are applied is essential to trying commercial cases, yet fiduciary duties arise in numerous and sometimes unexpected circumstances and may be overlooked in the development of trial strategy. Their presence can have profound implications for the legal standards governing a party’s actions, the legal and equitable remedies available, and even the assignment of burdens of proof and other procedural aspects of trial. Learn how to spot these claims and what they mean for your next case.   Session 2: Practical Considerations in Commercial Litigation and Business Torts - Listen to a discussion about opportunities in business litigation, including cutting edge issues such as third party finance, jury innovations, and business divorce. Consider potential ethical questions that may arise in each of these arenas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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$65  

Effective, Efficient, and Economically Appropriate Litigation (Contains material from Nov 2018)

Session 1: Should You Take that Non-Hourly Case? - Effective case analysis is crucial to coming out ahead on contingency and fixed fee cases. Learn what you need to think about to create a sustainable alternative fee practice.   Session 2: Effective, Efficient, and Economically Appropriate Litigation - Lawyers should communicate early and often with their clients about case planning, proportionate discovery, strategy, and litigation objectives, and should negotiate appropriate dispute resolution agreements with opposing counsel. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Hooked on CLE: January 2019 (Contains material from Jun 2018 to Oct 2018)

THIS MONTH: Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality • After 65: Second Chances for Inheritance and Long-Term Care Planning • View from the Mediator • Maximizing Your Firm's Profit with Better Financial Data • Ethics for Business Lawyers more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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$99  

Insurance Law Update (Contains material from Nov 2018)

Keep up with the latest in Hurricane Harvey claims, Stowers cases, and insurance opinions from the the Texas Supreme Court. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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$45  

Lawyer 2.0: Lessons from the Next Generation (Contains material from Dec 2018)

Can old dogs learn new tricks? As we develop new and innovative ways to try cases, millennial lawyers have a frank discussion of the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to the old way of doing things, and provide valuable insight about how the next generation is trying to do it better. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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$55  

Legislative Preview (Contains material from Nov 2018)

Capitol veterans forecast potential legislation impacting the civil justice system from both the plaintiff and defense perspective. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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$45  

Litigation Opportunities: Car Crashes, Collections, and Autonomous Vehicles (Contains material from Nov 2018)

Session 1: Is Your Car Crash Case a Products Liability Case? - Learn step-by-step how to investigate and screen an auto accident case to determine whether there is a potential product liability case lurking in there. Get an exhaustive list with descriptions of specific automotive and tire defects, including new, emerging, and often overlooked product defects.   Session 2: Unfair Debt Collection Cases: The Cases That Keep Giving - Explore new ways to think about debt collection cases, and the opportunities they can bring to your practice.   Session 3: Autonomous Vehicles and Drones - Autonomous vehicles and drones no longer exist only in science fiction.  How will their arrival change the legal landscape? more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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$75  

Pretrial Tactics: Depositions, eDiscovery, and Witness Preparation (Contains material from Nov 2018 to Dec 2018)

Session 1: How to Take a Better Deposition - Depositions are one of the most powerful discovery devices but are also one of the most challenging to execute well. Get practical, actionable guidance on taking better depositions, including better preparation, openings, handling opposing counsel and preserving error, and macro and micro examination structures.   Session 2: eDiscovery for Every Case – Even the Small Ones! - From the largest class actions to small individual claims, almost all litigation matters touch on some form of electronic discovery. Learn about key issues related to preservation, collection, processing, and review of electronically stored evidence, along with some of the latest tools and technology that can help you make the most of your time and resources regardless of case size.   Session 3: Experts Are Rarely As Expert As You - Get tips on how best to select, prepare, and effectively present an expert for trial, with one eye on surviving Daubert and the other on jury persuasion. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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$95  

Procedural Updates in Civil Litigation: Third Parties, Anti-SLAPP, Drafting Orders, and Attorney Fees (Contains material from Nov 2018)

Session 1: Responsible Third Parties: Not Responsible, and Not Parties - Third party practice can be a game changer. Be prepared to use it or defend against it.   Session 2: Early Dismissal Trends: 91a Dismissals and Anti-SLAPP - Early dismissal motions under the TCPA and Rule 91a are hot and getting hotter! How do you use those tools or survive them?   Session 3: Protecting Trial Court Orders on Appeal: How to Craft an Order that Sticks - Texas lawbooks are replete with examples of appeals that turn on the language included or excluded from judgments and orders. Get the tools you need to draft orders and judgments, in a variety of contexts, that can withstand both early review and an appeal upon a final judgment.    Session 4: Recovery or Denial? The Latest on Attorneys' Fees - Analysis of recent developments in the law of recovering and defending against attempts to recover attorney’s fees in Texas as well as a refresher on fundamentals of the procedures associated with Texas attorney’s fees jurisprudence. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$105  

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