University of Texas School of Law

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Athletes and Controversy: Making a Stand or Taking a Knee (May 2018)

Explore the legal and civil rights implications of protesting as a professional athlete. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Slides

$55  

Employment Law: Tips for Accommodations, Leaves, and Impaired Clients (Jun 2016)

Session 1: Practical Accommodations - Practical tips and techniques on accommodating pregnancy, religion, gender identity, and disability, and lessons from recent Supreme Court and EEOC guidance on maintaining a productive and orderly work environment while steering clear of violating employee rights.   Session 2: Leaves of Absence Update - Discover tips, tricks and strategies to deal with issues like intermittent leave, leave abuse, ADA accommodation, certification and return to work documentation, psychiatric health conditions and more.   Session 3: The Impaired Employee or Client - How to identify and address suicidal risks and mental health crises in employee and clients. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$95  

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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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$135  

Guardians of the IP Law Galaxy: What Employment Lawyers Need to Know (Jun 2016)

Employment lawyers are often closest to the daily employment law issues that actually impact a client’s intellectual property. Get practical tools to protect your clients in this quickly transforming information age. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

The Fundamentals of Non-Competes and Trade Secrets (May 2018)

Review the ever-changing law regarding the enforcement of non-competition agreements, and the protection of trade secrets. Also hear issues to consider when drafting non-competes, what to do when hiring someone purportedly bound by a non-compete, and litigating non-compete and trade secret claims. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$55  

From Hollywood to Healthcare: Sexual Harassment Revisited (Apr 2018)

Take a hard look at the realities of sexual harassment in the workplace, including the differences between corporate policy and on the ground practice. Examine the common characteristics of company cultures that genuinely do not tolerate sexual harassment and explore suggestions for implementing real change in the workplace. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

Employment Law: The Modern Mobile Workforce (Apr 2017)

The modern workforce is exceptionally mobile, with an increasing number of employees able to perform their duties from virtually any location. Explore the security, privacy, and medical accommodation issues associated with allowing employees to work in the open and in the wild. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$50  

School Law Update 2017: Teacher Rights, Hiring, and Firing (Apr 2017)

Session 1: Conducting School Investigations That Result in Useable Findings, On Time, and Within Budget – Learn tips and best practices in conducting investigations, including evidentiary issues, information gathering, and reporting. Also, review ethics considerations, including privilege, conflicts, and more.   Session 2: EEOC: Arrested Developments – Hear an overview of the EEOC's Enforcement Guidance on Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII. Learn how the guidance affects hiring decisions and how school districts can ensure they stay on the right side of the law.   Session 3: Teachers Say The Darnedest Things—Again – Hear a school district attorney’s and a school employee attorney’s perspectives on the First Amendment line between school employees' speech as public employees and private citizens.   Session 4: The Importance of the Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Doctrine – Gain insight into the exhaustion of administrative remedies doctrine, including its exceptions and application during the grievance process and state court litigation. Session 5: Settlement Agreements for the 21st Century – Explore whether it is time to update and rethink how settlement agreements are written. An employer and an employee lawyer share their thoughts on resolving conflicts and how improvements may be made. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2019

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$145  

Dealing with Teachers Complaints and Rogue School Board Members (Mar 2018)

Session 1: The Complaints You Won’t Hear - Teachers call their organizations and attorneys about many issues that don’t ever result in grievances. Hear from a teacher attorney about the complaints that the school board/school district won’t typically hear, but which are the basis for the majority of calls from unhappy teachers. Session 2: Dealing with Rogue Board Members - When a board member is pursuing interests that are different from the rest of the board it can create inefficiencies and disharmony. Learn how a school district’s legal counsel can assist the district and the rest of the board in dealing with board members who are not all on the same page. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Medical Privacy in the Workplace (Mar 2018)

Employees may be required to share private health information with their employers. Explore the various laws that impact the collection and handling of such information, including the ADA, FMLA, workers’ compensation, and HIPAA, and the best practices for complying. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

An Overview of Unemployment Claims and Appeals (Mar 2018)

Survey unemployment compensation law in Texas and review who can file unemployment claims, the times during which claims can be filed, what the qualification and eligibility criteria are for receiving unemployment benefits, methods for appealing adverse rulings, best strategies for handling claim responses and appeals, and how an employer can qualify for chargeback protection. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

Navigating School Employee and Student Noncriminal Conduct (Mar 2018)

What happens when school employees or students engage in immoral or unseemly (noncriminal) conduct off campus? Examine legal issues that may come into play, including board policies, educator codes of ethics, and student codes of conduct. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

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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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

HR Issues for Nonprofit Organizations: Employee Handbooks and Retirement Benefits (Jan 2017)

Session 1: Deconstructing the Employee Handbook - An organization’s employee handbook supports its good faith compliance efforts and helps reduce potential liability in audits and litigation. Understand key components, current trends, as well as common mistakes in drafting employee handbooks, and how provisions and policies translate into the workplace environment. Session 2: Advanced Issues with Retirement Benefits​ - Nonprofit organizations are subject to special rules regarding retirement and deferred compensation plans. Explore the complex issues related to these benefits and hear an update on the new regulatory guidance. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$75  

HR Issues for Nonprofit Organizations: Identifying and Mitigating Employment Risk (Feb 2018)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure but some employee issues simply can’t be prevented. Learn how an employer can put itself in the best position to respond to the unexpected employee emergency, including identifying employment risk, mitigation tools and strategies, managing an employment-related investigation, having the right policies and procedures in place, and preparing and using a crisis checklist. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$60  

Answer Bar: Going to Trial on an Employment Law Case (Oct 2017)

Session 1: Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints - The investigation of an employee's complaint may be critical to an employer's only means of avoiding liability. The investigator may be a witness, and the notes may be evidence. Learn how to investigate and document the process. Session 2: The TRO Process Explained - The temporary injunction hearing is the key moment in non-compete enforcement. Get practical tips on what you need to establish, and specifically what constitutes imminent irreparable harm. Session 3: Fight at the TI Corral - The temporary injunction (TI) fight is an essential step in non-compete litigation, but it comes early in the process and litigants can get caught unprepared! Many lawyers express that a case may be won or lost at this early stage.  How does this hearing differ from the TRO hearing? What should litigants do to prepare for success at this critical hearing? What are the anticipated issues and arguments? Learn how to avoid the traps and set yourself up for an effective litigation. Session 4: Trade Secrets: Texas Law and the New Federal Legislation - An in-depth look at the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act and new federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, and what they mean for your business. Session 5: 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 6: Taking the Deposition of a Corporate Representative - Review of the rules and a discussion about practical ways to maximize testimony from a corporate representative. Session 7: Nuts and Bolts When Deposing on Behalf of the Plaintiff - When representing the Plaintiff: essential steps for a successful deposition of defendant’s expert, a witness or the defendant. Session 8: 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 9: Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition - Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness. Session 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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. Session 13: 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 14: Lawyer Disqualification: Recent Developments & Practical Tips - Motions to disqualify counsel continue to proliferate. Consequences can be severe for lawyers and clients. The client can lose counsel of choice, and the lawyer can lose the client and potentially face liability claims and disciplinary problems. Review recent disqualification decisions and discuss practical tips for litigating disqualification motions. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.50 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$305  

Civil and Criminal Employment Tax Enforcement—Employers Beware (Jan 2017)

The Department of Justice Tax Division and the IRS have once again elevated employment tax non-compliance to the top of their priority lists. Examine the government’s approach to businesses and individuals that fail to pay employment tax. Hear a discussion about IRS early action employment tax initiative, including often unexpected consequences of early IRS contact. Explore Professional Employer Organization certification, as well as the major risks and traps for the unwary in trust fund recover penalty investigations that may lead to and support a criminal prosecution. In addition to criminal investigations regarding employment tax matters, learn about injunctions which can actually result in a much shorter path to jail than a traditional criminal prosecution. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Employer Liability for Independent Contractor Injury (Jan 2018)

Review the general case law that addresses employer liability for independent contractor injury under the common law and under the Texas Owner’s Liability Act (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Chap. 95).  Particular attention is paid to two cases that are now in front of the Texas Supreme Court, Joeris and Torres. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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Includes: Video Paper Slides

$55  

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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