University of Texas School of Law

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Recent Developments in Community Property, Home Equity Litigation, and Bankruptcy (Aug 2018)

Session 1: Traffic Jam: The Intersection of Community Property, Probate, and Bankruptcy - Explore how community property law, probate law, and bankruptcy law interact. Session 2: Recent Developments in Home Equity Litigation - Listen to a discussion about the 2017 Constitutional Amendments and the highlights of what has changed. Also, take a look at Wood, Garofolo, and Alexander, whether there is a statute of limitations for equity loan violations, and if so, when does it start. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$55  

2018 Witness Preparation for Deposition (Jul 2018)

Session 1: Preparing Your Witness for Deposition - 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 2: ​Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice (Feb 2018)

Session 1: Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession - Explore various technologies and emerging platforms that continue to influence the legal industry, including key considerations in implementing these technologies and related ethical concerns. Session 2: Cyber Ethics: Ensuring Compliance with Evolving Technology - Lawyers today find that keeping client information safe is more challenging when using today’s technology tools. You don’t have to have a degree in computer science to understand how to avoid ethical missteps related to technology. Lawyer-friendly information on cyber ethics is provided. 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: Data Analytics: The Answer to Your Law Firm's Innovation Effort - Learn how to easily kick-start your firm’s innovation efforts, close the gender pay gap (for you and your clients), and use data to reduce bias, improve inclusion as part of a diversity and inclusion initiative, and simultaneously use proven scientific methods to improve bottom-line profitability! Session 5: Avoiding Ethical Issues with Lawyers' Use of Social Media - The world of social media presents a multitude of pitfalls for practitioners and judges alike. Hear from pioneers in the field on how to make the most of social media's advantages without running afoul of applicable disciplinary rules. Listen to a discussion about cutting edge issues not yet addressed under Texas law and proposed disciplinary rules currently under consideration by the Texas Supreme Court. Session 6: 30 Apps in 30 Minutes - A quick survey of useful apps and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers. Session 7: Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence - As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.50 | 3.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Answer Bar: Technology for Litigators (Jan 2018)

Session 1: 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 2: Strategic Use of E-Discovery - Fewer than one out of a hundred cases are tried. Accordingly, discovery strategy is often more vital than trial strategy. Yet, strategic use of e-discovery garners little attention, perhaps because the fundamentals demand so much focus that there is little room for flourishes. If you only know one way of doing things, how do you act strategically? Review methods to deploy e-discovery strategically, mindful of our opponent’s fears, goals, and pain points … as well as our own. Session 3: The Business of Social Media - How are social media assets created and transferred? How are “visits” and “hits” measured and valued? Investigate the business of social media with profiles of prominent social media companies and get insight into many of the products in the social commerce space that help companies collect and make use of consumer-generated content. Session 4: Hearsay in a Digital World - Review important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social media, texts, and other new media. Session 5: Getting from Internet to Evidence - Social media can be a goldmine in certain cases, if you can discover relevant data and get it into evidence. Learn ethical methods of eDiscovery related to social media, the nuts and bolts of admitting social media data into evidence, and strategies for using that evidence on both liability and damages claims. Session 6: Social Media and Homeowners Insurance: Are Your Facebook Posts Covered? - Litigation stemming from social media activities has exploded in recent years. While the defendants in these cases often look to their homeowners insurance for protection, the typical policy gives insurers multiple ways out. Session 7: Data Security Breach Litigation - Review what a litigator needs in order to prepare a client for litigation or an investigation by regulators after a data security breach. Takeaways include protocol for preserving the attorney client privilege and evidence before, during and after a breach; cybersecurity liability insurance litigation updates; and creating proof points, including a discussion of cybersecurity best practices and "cybersecurity basics," to effectively minimize damages, fines and penalties. Session 8: Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence - As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.75 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$205  

Cross Examination: A Question of Control (Aug 2016)

Nuts-and-bolts of cross examinations and deposition techniques. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$45  

Cybersecurity Civil Litigation and Regulatory Update (Aug 2018)

Review recent developments in U.S. data breach and cyber class action litigation, as well as in new and emerging enforcement standards at the federal and state level, including the SEC Guidance On Cybersecurity Disclosures. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$50  

Defendant Perspective Medical Records (Aug 2016)

A defense attorney’s perspective in purpose, analysis and use of medical records. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Distracted Driving and Case Value, plus The Ultimate Book on Advanced Trucking Litigation (Aug 2016)

Session 1: Distracted Driving and Case Value - Looking for the distracted driver case, and how that can and will increase the verdict value of your car crash cases. Session 2: The Ultimate Book on Advanced Trucking Litigation - Analyze the anatomy of truck wreck litigation from the initial case screening through successful trial and an appellate victory. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$55  

Hooked on CLE: September 2018 (Aug 2018)

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: 8/31/2019

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Includes: No Materials Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

Taking the Deposition in Business or Tort Cases (Jul 2018)

Session 1: Taking Depositions in Business Cases - Strategies for deposition-taking in business cases, including who to depose first, deposing corporate executives, and how to make sure you have the testimony you need in a complex business case. Session 2: ​Taking Depositions in Tort Cases - Strategies for deposition-taking in tort cases, including how to ensure you have the liability and damages testimony you need to effectively prosecute or defend your case. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$65  

Taking the Deposition of a Corporate Representative or Expert (Jul 2018)

Session 1: Taking the Deposition of a Corporate Representative - Review of the rules and discussion of the practical ways to maximize testimony from a corporate representative. Session 2: 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." more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$65  

The Essentials of Deposition Strategies (Jul 2018)

Session 1: Developing a Winning Strategy - Learn the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions. Session 2: ​Deposing for the Plaintiff - When representing the plaintiff: essential steps for a successful deposition of defendant’s expert, a witness or the defendant. Session 3: Developing Your Trial Cross through the Adverse Deposition - Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Voir Dire (Aug 2016)

Expanding the strike zone. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$50  

From Parties to Presidents: The Use of Social Media to Prove Animus (Jul 2017)

Explore the use of off-the-job social media statements by decision-makers to demonstrate unlawful animus. Hear an in-depth examination of the legal standards for direct evidence and the stray remark doctrine, along with potential strategies for rehabilitating compromised decision-makers. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$45  

Hooked on CLE: August 2018 (Jun 2018)

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: 7/31/2019

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$99  

Litigation Strategies: Discovery Advances, Social Media, Non-Competes, and Adverse Communication (Jul 2017)

Session 1: What's New in Seeking, Getting, and Using Discovery - Learn what you need to know about keeping up with advances in electronic discovery, social media, and changes to the state and federal rules.   Session 2: Social Media as a Tool for Evidence - Social media is growing increasingly prevalent as a source of evidence in employment law cases, if you can discover it and get it admitted. Review ethical discovery methods related to social media, the nuts and bolts of admitting social media data into evidence, and strategies for using that evidence on both liability and damages claims.   Session 3: Non-Competes Under Attack - State-level initiatives are making it more challenging to establish and enforce non-competes in many jurisdictions. Hear a discussion about evolving strategies for multi-state employers looking to establish and enforce non-compete regimes.   Session 4: Communication with Adverse Parties - How can communicating with adverse parties minimize or maximize your effectiveness as an advocate, affect client service, and impact staff morale? It is not uncommon for the lofty ideals of legal professionalism to fade alongside the more instinctive goal of winning for our clients by using words or actions to crush our opponents. But using words to unnecessarily embarrass or demean can change how others perceive you, affect the willingness of your opponent to cooperate, and most importantly, may violate the rules of professionalism. Review the rules that speak to how we communicate with adverse parties, and the practical consequences of ignoring those rules. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$95  

Drafting Contract Clauses That Actually Help if Litigation Arises (Jun 2018)

"Tried and true clauses" and boilerplate language can create a false sense of comfort and lead to adverse results in litigation if not periodically updated or checked against recent case law. Investigate how to successfully negotiate changes and terms while avoiding common pitfalls that are ordinarily overlooked. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Employment Litigation: Depositions; The Use of Jury Consultants; Getting from Internet to Evidence; Failure to Mitigate; plus Mixed Motive Claims (Jun 2015)

Session 1: Depositions - We rely on deposition testimony to support or overcome motions for summary judgment, bolster negotiating positions, and impeach witnesses at trial. Hear tips and strategies for taking effective depositions and getting the evidence you need.   Session 2: Gaining an Edge: The Use of Jury Consultants - The demand for and use of jury consultants has increased dramatically in the last few years. Trial lawyers, in-house counsel, and insurance counsel now frequently look to jury consultants for answers as to case assessment, trial strategy, and risk avoidance. Learn what tools a jury consultant can provide to help you succeed in your litigation practice.   Session 3: Getting from Internet to Evidence - Social media can be a goldmine in employment law cases, if you can discover it and get it into evidence. Learn ethical methods of eDiscovery related to social media, the nuts and bolts of admitting social media data into evidence, and strategies for using that evidence on both liability and damages claims.   Session 4: Failure to Mitigate - Analyze the legal standards and issues regarding mitigation, including burden of proof, evidentiary requirements, expert testimony, and recent developments. Plus, get trial tips and other practical advice for plaintiffs and defendants.   Session 5: Proving or Defending against Mixed Motive Claims - Tips and traps with this causation standard. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$105  

Government Investigation Bundle: Triggers, Internal Investigation Best Practices, Voluntary Cooperation, the Litigation Process, plus Resolution and Future Risk Planning (Jun 2014)

Session 1: Government Investigations, Part I: Investigative Triggers– An examination of the early and perhaps most critical stages of the investigative process, including considerations, strategies and ethical issues related to responding to a whistleblower, the government’s request for voluntary assistance, the investigatory subpoena, document preservation, early settlement and cooperation agreements, advising the board, and public reporting and public relations.   Session 2: Government Investigations, Part II: Best Practices for Internal Investigations – A look at the factors and circumstances that inform the decision to conduct an internal investigation—when is an independent investigation advisable and what are the best practices for conducting those inquiries. The panel also discusses strategies in selecting outside counsel, scoping the appropriate inquiry, pitfalls in document preservation and production, the "horrors" of email and ESI, self-reporting to the government, and considerations in advising the board.   Session 3: Government Investigations, Part III: Moving Forward– What happens when the internal investigation uncovers evidence of possible wrongdoing? How might you handle bad facts, difficult investigation witnesses, and the dreaded "smoking gun" document? This panel explores the considerations and best practices in proceeding, including the possibility of continued voluntary cooperation, what to do when the government’s case is ill-founded, understanding the government’s focus, isolating critical documents and key witnesses, dealing with an Achilles heel, and considerations for early settlement.   Session 4: Government Investigations, Part IV: The Litigation Process – Fight or flee? This panel focuses on the key issues and ethical considerations presented as the government’s investigation moves into its most active phase. It explores issues in representing the company, representing individuals, and possible conflicts of interest in multiple representation, strategies in preparing for testimony, 5th Amendment considerations, dealing with parallel proceedings, and taking proactive measures.   Session 5: Government Investigations, Part V: The End Game– This panel addresses the issues surrounding the resolution of a government investigation, plus looks at future risk assessment and proactive measures that can help prevent or at least prepare for possible investigations. It looks at strategic settlement considerations, the cost of defense vs. the cost of settlement, discussing settlement with the government, strategies in crafting an agreement, collateral consequences of settlement, seeking a high-level review of a charging decision, SOX clawbacks, and PR, IR and SEC disclosures.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
5.00 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$195  

Litigation Management for Corporate Counsel (Jun 2018)

Session 1: Litigation Management Start to Finish: Lessons Learned in Trial - Examine five key issues that corporate counsel should consider in the overall strategy for managing litigation, including the selection of local counsel, and the formulation and implementation of responsible corporate citizen policies in the era of increased corporate scrutiny. Session 2: Multi-Firm Teams: Making Strategic Litigation Moves that Really Matter - Explore of the roles appellate lawyers can play before and during trial, with a particular emphasis on ways to streamline the cost while also improving the effectiveness of litigation. Session 3: Diversity in the Legal Department and Outside Firms - Learn how to design and build a diverse legal team–inside and out–to achieve superior advice and drive better business results. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.75 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$125  

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