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Conspiracy Theory? The Ethical Paradox of “Big is Bad” (Jul 2017)

There was a time when “big business,” and the “big professions” that support it, were revered for their contributions to society. Those contributions continue today, yet “big” is often vilified in the public eye. Explore some recurring themes in this area, from the dark clouds of conspiracy theories to media and political portrayals, and highlight ways in which ethics and professionalism might lead everyone “big” out of the storm. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$55  

Data Breaches, Big Data, and FTC Oversight (May 2018)

Learn how and why the FTC polices data breaches and the collection and exploitation of big data. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$50  

Due Diligence in the M&A Marketplace; plus Tricky Antitrust Issues (May 2015)

Session 1: Due Diligence in Today’s M&A Marketplace - Thorough and thoughtful diligence can make or break a deal. For in-house lawyers, “diligence gone wrong” can even break a career. Through war-stories-turned-parables, gain essential and critical practice pointers that will keep your next deal—and your career—on track for a big win.   Session 2: Antitrust Issues (Where They May Not Be Obvious) - Given today’s enforcement environment, it is important that senior managers learn how to recognize and deal with potential antitrust issues in the real world. Explore common senior management-level business interactions that can unintentionally trigger an antitrust law violation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
   Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Audio Slides

$75  

Employment Law: Workplace Conflict, Employee Privacy, and Best Practices (Jun 2016)

Session 1: Anticipating, Receiving and Resolving Workplace Conflicts - Lawyers for employers and employees present a candid discussion of best practices for addressing problems and working effectively to a mutually acceptable resolution.   Session 2: Navigating Employee Data Privacy in the Digital Age - An overview of current hot topics in the area of employee data privacy, including issues regarding the authorized and unauthorized access of employees’ personal information from current and former employers.   Session 3: What’s New with the Affordable Care Act? - As employers continue to adapt to the Affordable Care Act’s requirements, many new practical challenges have arisen with health plan design, tax reporting, staffing and scheduling practices among others, and more are sure to follow in 2016 and beyond. Explore an up-to-the-minute survey of these and other ACA compliance concerns and obtain practical tips and insights for ensuring that you are prepared for the challenges to come.   Session 4: Employee Handbooks - Practical tips to update existing policies and adopt new ones in light of recent NLRB, EEOC and court activity.   Session 5: Pretext - Pretext from the perspective of an experienced worker-side attorney—learn what employers are doing today that may get them in trouble tomorrow. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.00 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$135  

In-House Legal Spend and Budget Strategy in Ten Points (May 2015)

Straightforward advice to help you build, manage, and explain your in-house legal spend to your board. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$45  

Insurance and Risk Management (May 2015)

A look at common insurance coverages a corporation should purchase, such as commercial general liability and officer and director liability, and coverage issues which typically arise under those policies. A discussion of how the carrier looks at your risk to assist you in minimizing your exposure and decreasing your risk ratings is also included. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$50  

Protecting the In-House Attorney Client Privilege (May 2018)

A practical overview of the attorney-client privilege as it applies to in-house counsel communications. Hear best practices for protecting communications, common pitfalls, and real world hot topics. Focus on “intermingled” legal and business communications, investigations, and multi-jurisdictional disputes, as well as discovery and litigation planning and management. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Social Media in Litigation: How to Understand It and How to Use It (Oct 2016)

Session 1: 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 2: Hearsay in a Wireless World - Review important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social media, texts, and other new media.   Session 3: 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 4: 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$105  

Technology Issues in the Workplace: Software Patentability; Social Media; Cyber Privacy; plus Personal Devices (May 2015)

Session 1: Software Patentability and the Exhaustion Doctrine - In the last year, patent law has seen a critical change to software patentability and an important clarification to the patent exhaustion doctrine, each of which likely impacts the value of your company’s patent portfolio. Take a practical look at the ramifications of the new limitations on software patentability, as well as the boundaries of the patent exhaustion doctrine, and explore strategies for using each doctrine to your company’s benefit.   Session 2: Social Media: They Grow Up So Fast - Social media has gone from a brand new technology to an integral part of our lives in a handful of years. The initial wave of legal questions is now being replaced by more mature issues and understandings of the technology. Hear some of the most recent developments in social media and the law.   Session 3: Cyber Privacy - An update of privacy concerns including new state and federal privacy regulations and requirements and dealing with privacy concerns in a cyber world. Practical drafting tips and dos and don’ts for privacy policies and practices are covered.    Session 4: Personal Devices: Enhancing Employee Productivity or Inviting Problems? - With increasing frequency, employees use their own smart phones, tablets, and computers to work on company business and remotely access customer and company information. While this allows employees to work from any location and outside of normal work hours, it also raises a variety of potential problems such as protecting company proprietary information, preserving privileges, paying overtime under the FLSA, and dealing with departing employees who may have copied or accessed sensitive information during or after their employment ends. Explore the many legal issues that arise out of this technological change and suggestions for possible mechanisms to protect companies as they seek to keep pace with these changes. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$115  

The New Ethics of Human Rights (May 2017)

Explore how human rights considerations are important to Texas businesses and their legal practices, the underlying legal framework and guiding principles, how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct may be updated to reflect these concerns, and how attorneys can use this new perspective when advising their clients. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$60  

Corporate Counsel 2016: Compliance and Best Practices (Apr 2016)

Session 1: Best Practices: The Code of Business Conduct - Your Code of Conduct is at the foundation of your company, so what does it take to make it effective? Examine best practices and benchmarking, and gain practical advice for writing, revising, and evaluating your organization's code.   Session 2: Attorney–Client Privilege: Best Practices for Keeping Privileged Information Privileged - Business structures today are more complex than before and create a variety of new issues around the attorney–client privilege. Review best practices for addressing some of the more common issues, including privileged communications involving consultants, advisors, joint ventures, portfolio companies, mergers, and affiliated entities.   Session 3: Internal Investigations and the Compliance Function - Corporate compliance increasingly requires full command of the information and data companies create. Explore the roles and interplay of auditing, monitoring, and internal investigations in understanding and mitigating compliance risk.   Session 4: Ethics and Risk Allocation between In-House and Outside Counsel - The division of responsibility between in-house and outside counsel can often seem murky. Explore how and when to divide responsibility in transactional practice and in litigation, and how the Ethical Rules and case law inform this process. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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$135  

Corporate Counsel 2016: Contracts & Negotiations (Apr 2016)

Session 1: Clarified Contracts and Frequently Misunderstood Terms - Learn tips for drafting clearer contracts, avoiding misunderstood terms, and averting the pitfalls of using “boiler plate” language for provisions' key terms, including indemnity and limitation of liability.   Session 2: Mock Negotiation: In Search of a Win–Win Outcome - Experienced practitioners demonstrate how to prepare for and succeed in negotiations and share practical tips in this mock negotiation of risk-allocation between parties. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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Includes: Audio Slides

$65  

Corporate Counsel 2016: Ethics on the Edge & the Business of Social Media (Apr 2016)

Session 1: Innovative Business Practices and Ethics on the Edge – 21st-Century corporate counsel frequently find themselves advising clients at the edge of the law, where answers are unclear, or where the law doesn’t really contemplate—and may even prohibit—innovative new business models. These challenges are heightened in highly-regulated industries, as evidenced by recent issues in ridesharing, fintech, and telemedicine. How do we navigate legal and ethical issues when advising management teams who are determined to push the legal envelope?   Session 2: 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$85  

Corporate Counsel 2016: Hot Topics (Apr 2016)

Session 1: Cybersecurity in Crisis: How to Prepare for and Manage a Data Breach – According to a recent ACC study, one in three in-house counsel reports that their companies have experienced a data breach, while more than half expect their legal department’s role in cyber matters will increase in 2016. Learn more about lawyers’ roles in cybersecurity—including how to help organizations prepare for and manage a data breach—with a focus on training, awareness, consumer‑side and non‑consumer‑side breaches, indemnification strategies, and the use of confidentiality agreements.   Session 2: Apples to Apples: Getting Comparative Advertising Right – Comparing a company's products and services to those of a competitor is one of the most persuasive forms of advertising. It is also one of the most contentious. Learn the dos and don'ts of comparative advertising, as well as some tips for pursuing and defending false advertising claims in this context.   Session 3: Software as a Service and Cloud Contracts: Avoiding the Risks – Software delivered as a service or through cloud computing can help reduce costs, provide accounting advantages, and offer unprecedented flexibility, but it can also come with increased risk. Learn how to balance the risks of these services when negotiating contracts.   Session 4: Emerging Trends in Insurance for 2016—Are You at Risk? – Hear from coverage counsel for policy holders and insurance carriers on whether traditional policies keep pace with 21st-century risks and review developments in insurance products for cybersecurity and employment practices.   Session 5: The Top Cross-Border Legal Issues - Learn about potential pitfalls in-house counsel face as companies expand or operate across borders, including tax considerations, labor and employment pitfalls, and cross-border dispute resolution. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.75 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$125  

Hooked on CLE: April 2018 (Mar 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: 3/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

Hooked on CLE: March 2018 (Oct 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: 2/28/2019

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$99  

eSupplement to the 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference (Dec 2017)

Session 1: Bad Lawyering Caught on Tape - An entertaining and educational review of some of the best deposition misconduct tapes found online. As you watch video clips documenting attorneys who mistreat others, discredit themselves and mock their licenses, explore better ways to maintain decorum and ethical conduct. Armed with the Texas Disciplinary Rules and Lawyer's Creed, sort through what happened, what it means and how you can be different. Session 2: 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. Session 3: Texas Civil Procedure Update - 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$75  

Coverage and Indemnification Tips and Tricks (Dec 2015)

Session 1: Corporate Policyholders’ Most Common Insurance Questions and How to Answer Them - A discussion of issues important to in-house counsel clients—policy placement and possible enhancements to the company’s insurance program; when, how or when not to provide notice to the insurance carrier; analyzing and responding to reservation of rights or denial letters; whether the company has the right to choose its own lawyer to defend it in litigated matters; and litigation strategies against the insurer and related third parties.   Session 2: How to Get Dough Out of Insurance Companies: Tactics and Tricks of the Trade - A discussion of critical tactics and strategies for getting insurance companies to pay on a variety of claims. Learn the differences in approach as to different lines of coverage, based on the varied experiences of the panelists, such as first-party property, automobile liability and underinsured/uninsured motorists coverage, general liability and professional liability. The use of settlement agreements in liability cases that push the limits of Gandy and Lennar is also addressed.   Session 3: Insurer Duty to Indemnify: Before Judgment or Settlement? - For decades, an insurer knew it had no duty to indemnify, if it had no duty to defend. The Texas Supreme Court, however, upended that well-settled issue in D.R. Horton-Tex., Ltd. v. Markel Int’l Ins. Co., meaning that insurers who have properly denied a defense may have to make difficult coverage decisions when an insured demands indemnity for a settlement or a judgment. Based on recent Supreme Court precedent, may a court rule on the duty to indemnify prior to judgment or settlement? more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$105  

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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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

Hooked on CLE: January 2018 (Oct 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: 12/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

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