University of Texas School of Law

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The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Criminal Law (Aug 2018)

Examine the facets of criminal law, which impact bankruptcy proceedings, including a review of bankruptcy-related crimes and the impact of parallel criminal and bankruptcy proceedings. 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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eSupplement to the 42nd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference (May 2018)

Session 1: Ethical Considerations and Advocacy in Non-Traditional Settings - Explore the ethical issues and duties in a litigation world where ADR is now the norm and jury verdicts are the exception. Session 2: How to Improve Your Brief Writing - Explore techniques for sharpening your persuasive focus while complying with your ethical obligations when writing briefs. Session 3: Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences - Master 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:
2.00 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$95  

What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Jury Decision Making (Aug 2018)

What makes a bigger impression on a jury—your opening statement or closing argument? What causes jurors to conform to the pressures of others and can voir dire mitigate these effects? How do leading questions affect jury verdicts? These are just some of the questions cognitive science can help answer. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$55  

Court of Criminal Appeal Panel and Rules of Appellate Procedure (Jul 2017)

Session 1: Court of Appeals Judicial Panel - Hear Court of Appeals judges discuss what they do, Court dockets, and better ways for practitioners to represent parties before the Court. You have questions; they have answers. Session 2: Rules of Appellate Procedures - From motions for new trial to motions for rehearing, an attorney’s grasp of the Rules of Appellate Procedure can make or break a case. Explore some of the most important appellate rules for criminal practitioners and highlight recent changes to the rules. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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Hooked on CLE: August 2018 (Jun 2018)

THIS MONTH: Distributed Ledger Technology • Diversity in the Legal Department and Outside Firms • Silence is Golden: What are Your Rights when Stopped by a Law Enforcement Officer? • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments - How Far Can You Go? • Ethics in Contracting Issues 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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Legal Writing - Clearly, Using Intensifiers is Literally a Crime (Jun 2017)

Intensifiers (clearly, obviously, blatantly) show up in briefs from time to time. But are they persuasive, and if not, what can you do instead? more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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Silence is Golden: What are Your Rights when Stopped by a Law Enforcement Officer? (Jun 2018)

The U.S. Constitution provides a shield against law enforcement overreach. Learn how to wield it to help you or your clients invoke its protections. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Effective Oral Argument (Jun 2015)

What do you do when you’re being bullied by a judge? When the judges argue among themselves and ignore you? When a judge asks a “dumb” question? An appellate specialist with experience on both sides of the bench answers these and other questions to help you put your best foot forward in oral argument. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Hooked on CLE: July 2018 (Jun 2018)

THIS MONTH: Investigations in Today's Woke Workplace • Athletes and Controversy: Making a Stand or Taking a Knee • Best Practices in Corporate Governance When Lawyers Serve on Boards • Secrets to Improving Client Communication to Cement Client Relationships • Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers • Copyright and IP for Comic Conventions more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media (Jun 2015)

Best practices for crisis communication, including strategies for dealing with the media, investors and the public, plus a discussion of both the legal requirements and strategic considerations pertaining to required disclosures in company filings. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Criminal Appeals 2018: Ethics and Practice Tips for Post-Conviction Lawyers (May 2018)

Session 1: Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers - Examine the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation. Session 2: Appellate Tips from the Experts - Get a view from both sides of the criminal bar with practical tips on how appellate advocates and appellate courts can make their briefs and opinions interesting, easier to understand, and less likely to inflame the opposing side or losing party. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Criminal Appeals 2018: Habeas Corpus, Standards of Review, PDRs, and more! (May 2018)

Session 1: A Guide To Art. 11.07 Writs of Habeas Corpus and Other State Writs - Examine procedures, issues, and do’s and don’ts pertaining to Article 11.07 and other State writs. Session 2: Preservation of Error and Standards of Review - Understanding how the Court evaluates the preservation of error on appeal is essential for any practitioner. Explore how the Court approaches different rights, and how this approach impacts your appeal. Session 3: Emerging Issues in PDRs - Listen to a discussion about significant and emerging issues pending in the Court of Criminal Appeals. Session 4: Avoiding the Dreaded Non-Compliant “White Card” - A step-by-step walk through of TRAP Rule 73 and 11.07 habeas application compliance. Plus insight into other reasons for habeas dismissals, including â€‹discharged sentences, non-final convictions, misdemeanors, juvenile matters, and subsequent applications. Session 5: Actual Innocence Claims and 11.073 Writs - Analyze legal issues in actual innocence claims, with particular focus on false evidence leading to wrongful convictions and wrongful convictions based on invalid scientific testimony. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.50 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Criminal Appeals 2018: Jury Charges, Motions for New Trial, Morton and Brady Case Law Updates, and more (May 2018)

Session 1: Jury Charges - Explore sua sponte instructions and appellate hot topics, and gain practical tips for crafting jury instructions. Session 2: Prosecuting and Defending Motions for New Trial - Review the various uses for a motion for new trial including the procedures for filing a motion after trial and on appeal with perspectives from both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Session 3: Morton Case Law Update - Analyze significant decisions handed down since the Michael Morton Act was enacted and discuss what they mean for the prosecution and defense. Session 4: “Brady” Case Law Update - Explore the practical application of Brady v. Maryland, Article 39.14, and Disciplinary Rule 3.09(d), recent case law, and emerging issues under those ethical provisions. Session 5: Procedures for Bail—Appeals and Writs of Habeas Corpus - Listen to a discussion about the procedures for seeking an appellate or writ bond during post-conviction litigation, with insight from the defense and prosecutorial perspectives. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.50 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Federal Writs and SCOTUS Certs (May 2018)

Review the deadlines and requirements for federal writs and SCOTUS certs, and discuss strategy decisions for each of these filings. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Recent Legislative and Rule Changes for Criminal Appellate Practitioners (May 2018)

The Legislature focused on wrongful convictions last session and passed significant legislation impacting criminal appellate practitioners. Examine some of the most important legislative changes and notable rule changes. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Significant Decisions of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (May 2018)

Session 1: Significant Decisions of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - Analyze significant decisions in the last year and what they mean for criminal law practitioners. Session 2: Supreme Court Update - Hear an update on criminal law and criminal procedure cases relevant to Texas criminal appellate practice that were heard and decided by the United States Supreme Court in the 2017 term, and get a preview of hot cases in the pipeline for the 2018 term. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$85  

Tips and Techniques for Legal Writing (May 2018)

Session 1: How to Improve Your Brief Writing - Explore techniques for sharpening your persuasive focus while complying with your ethical obligations when writing briefs. Session 2: Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences - Master 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:
1.00 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$55  

Authentication of Electronic Evidence (May 2018)

Learn how to authenticate electronic evidence without having to rely on an expert. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Hooked on CLE: June 2018 (Apr 2018)

THIS MONTH: Emerging Trends in Healthcare • Immigration Removal Defenses: A View from the Trenches • Authentication of Electronic Evidence • Addressing Lease Defaults in Bankruptcy • The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$99  

Answer Bar: How to Survive a Criminal Appeal (Jun 2017)

Session 1: Appellate Tips from the Experts - Get a view from both sides of the criminal bar with practical tips on how appellate advocates and appellate courts can make their briefs and opinions interesting, easier to understand, and less likely to inflame the opposing side or losing party. Session 2: Mandamus - Discuss Texas mandamus law in criminal cases, and explore how the cases are litigated at the appellate level. Session 3: Pretrial Writs: Tips from Both Sides of the Aisle - Learn how to raise, litigate, and defend pretrial writs from both the prosecution and defense perspectives. Session 4: False Evidence, Actual Innocence, and 11.073 Writs - Analyze legal issues in actual innocence claims, with particular focus on false evidence leading to wrongful convictions and wrongful convictions based on invalid scientific testimony. Session 5: A Guide To Art. 11.07 Writs of Habeas Corpus and Other State Writs - Hear procedures, issues, and do’s and don’ts pertaining to Article 11.07 and other State writs. Session 6: Nuts and Bolts—Emerging Issues in PDRs - Gain a working knowledge of the procedural rules, optimal structure, and strategies needed to successfully pursue discretionary review, and familiarize yourself with emerging legal issues and trends in the Court of Criminal Appeals. Session 7: The Court’s Charge: Was it Right? Did it Hurt? - Examine jury charge issues that commonly cause error on appeal, including lesser-included offense instructions. Session 8: Michael Morton Act and Brady on Appeal - Explore how to raise and defend disclosure issues in a post-Michael Morton Act world. Session 9: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel - Review how to investigate, develop, and prosecute the most important type of claim in post-conviction litigation, and explore some of the fundamental legal principles associated with it. Session 10: Motions For New Trial - Examine motions for new trial and the rare opportunity they provide to change the course of a conviction or sentence, or alternatively, to develop a better record on appeal. Session 11: Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers - Examine the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$315  

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