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Session 1: Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned - Gain tips for dealing with the legal and other challenges associated with disasters like Hurricane Harvey, including employee issues, force majeure, business continuity planning, recovery efforts, and maintaining good customer and public relations.
Session 2: Disaster Relief: What a Nonprofit Needs to Know When Disaster Hits Your Community - Hear an overview of the relevant rules on disaster relief and current IRS guidance and the legal and practical challenges for non-profits providing relief and managing fundraising in the wake of a disaster.
Session 3: Continuity of Operations Following Disasters: Confronting Legal Challenges in Energy, Law Enforcement, Environment, Commerce and Beyond -
Session 4: Insurance Litigation Post-Harvey - Review the most hotly contested issues in first party insurance claims and litigation arising out of the recent hurricane, including flood versus wind, special rules for TWIA claims, and the new "natural causes" amendments to the Texas Insurance Code. more »
Session 1: Effective Management of Internal Investigations - Hear practical considerations for scoping, conducting, and managing internal investigations. The discussion focuses on working with Audit Committees and collaborating with external counsel when responding to government inquiries, potential whistleblowers, and other complaints, with particular emphasis on achieving cost effectiveness and ethical considerations.
Session 2: Whistleblower Developments and Current Best Practices - An exploration of the myriad challenges posed for companies by whistleblowers, as well as viable strategies for successfully negotiating the difficult obstacles presented.
Session 3: Coping with Data Management: Tips for In-House Counsel - Penny wise but pound foolish? Learn how to avoid common pitfalls with e-discovery and data management during internal investigations and litigation. Hear a discussion on topics relating to data retention, outsourcing, collaboration, technology assisted review, and cost management. more »
More often than not, white collar practitioners find themselves in gray areas implicating ethics obligations without a road map or precedential case law. Explore some of these difficult situations. more »
A look at the implications of newly-issued Justice Department memoranda—the Granston and Brand Memos—as well as updates in the law and the government’s enforcement efforts in connection with the False Claims Act. more »
Review the latest international developments concerning various governments’ enforcement efforts and hear updates on key substantive issues such as cross-border discovery and privilege issues. In addition, the panel offers insights regarding GDPR considerations. more »
The panel explores the changes detected in the new administration’s enforcement and regulatory priorities, and discusses the implications that any shifts in emphasis may have for corporations and executives. more »
An examination of ransomware, business email compromises, insider threats, and other prominent cybersecurity threat vectors and vulnerabilities, as well as best practices and recommendations from a government enforcement perspective for addressing threats and minimizing liability. more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »