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Hooked on CLE: June 2018 (Apr 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: 5/31/2019

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$99  

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  

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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$105  

Wind and Solar Projects: Title and Survey Essentials (Mar 2017)

Discuss the variances across state lines in title insurance practice and surveys for renewable energy projects, from available risk mitigation endorsements to pricing. Learn the differences in title risks and concerns in utility scale wind projects versus solar projects. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$45  

Answer Bar: Taking on the Car Crash Client (Sep 2017)

Session 1: A Day in the Life of a Car Wreck Defense Lawyer - Discussion about the laundry list of issues that the car wreck defense lawyer can expect to address in a typical day. Session 2: Case Selection-Rejection and How to Manage Client Expectations - Listen to a discussion about what factors go into deciding to accept or reject a case, how to make a case rejection a win/win, and how to manage your practice in terms of client expectations. Session 3: Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims - Learn strategies to present and defend uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. Session 4: Subrogation and Liens - Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, workers' comp, hospital liens, state employees, local employees, and disability plans. Focus on safeguards created by a state law which protects first party and portions of third party recoveries from many insured plans. Session 5: Medical Records - Who is looking for what and why? Learn to analyze, understand, and use medical records to increase pre‑litigation settlement values. Session 6: Negotiating with the Insurance Adjuster - Learn how to maximize case value through preparation and presentation of the demand package. Session 7: 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$135  

Answer Bar: Taking Your Car Crash Case to Trial (Sep 2017)

Session 1: Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed - Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases. Session 2: Storytelling and Themes - Listen to an experienced practitioner share his stories and experiences on voir dire, trial themes, and opening and closing arguments. Session 3: A View from the Bench - Hear guidance on how to handle jury trials, with emphasis on what needs to be done to ensure the jury is on your side. Session 4: Developing a Winning Deposition Strategy - Learn the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions. Session 5: Deposition Lessons Learned the Hard Way - Learn how depositions can make or break your case. Session 6: Interactive Demonstration: Deposition How-To's - Identify problems, ask questions, and discuss the tricks and tips of the day! 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: Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative. Session 9: 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 10: Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition - Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness. Session 11: 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 12: Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers - How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.00    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$245  

Answer Bar: Young Attorney Challenges (Ethics) (Sep 2017)

Session 1: Life and the Law: Ethical Issues Facing the Young Lawyer - Explore the potholes and sharp curves that await the beginning trial lawyer on the road to a successful litigation practice, through the characters and plot of a recently published novel about a young personal injury lawyer practicing in Houston. Session 2: Attorneys in the Hot Seat: Problems and Solutions - Explore selected recurring problem areas for lawyers, consider how the ethics rules may apply, and hear suggestions for real estate lawyers. Session 3: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Listen to a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms. Session 4: Technology and Ethics - Hear an overview of lawyers’ ethical obligations—and tips on avoiding potential ethical pitfalls—with respect to the technology we all use. Session 5: Taking Care of Ourselves: Lessons in Work–Life Balance and Self-Care - In a high-stress profession, everyone is vulnerable to destructive habits harmful to ourselves and our clients. Hear a candid discussion about the reality of risk to the profession and anecdotal tips for changing the statistics. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$85  

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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$75  

eSupplement to the 28th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (Jun 2017)

Session 1: Legal Writing: Clearly, Using Intensifiers is Literally a Crime - Intensifiers (clearly, obviously, blatantly) show up in briefs from time to time. But are they persuasive, and if not, what can you do instead? Session 2: 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 3: Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative. Session 2: Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers - How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$95  

Managing Your Success: Practice Management at the Next Level Bonus eCourse (Sep 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: All You Need Is Love! Camaraderie and Professionalism - Be courteous, respectful, and civil—and do try to get along with your colleagues. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$80  

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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$105  

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  

Insurance Litigation Strategies (Dec 2015)

Session 1: Using the New Pattern Jury Charge Insurance Questions - A brief guide to the new PJC questions and instructions for insurance breach of contract cases. Session 2: Duties During Litigation - An examination of the continuing duties of carriers and insureds after coverage litigation is filed, including an in-depth look at the continuation of penalty interest under the Prompt Payment Statute. Session 3: Preserving Error - An appellate Justice, a trial judge, and an appellate practitioner evaluate common problems with error preservation over the life cycle of a case, with a particular emphasis on insurance cases. Session 4: Ethics of Witness Preparation in Coverage Case - Consider what a lawyer should and should not do when preparing a witness to testify for deposition and trial. Session 5: How to Draft a Proper Stowers Demand and Submit a Stowers Case to a Jury - An interactive examination of the often debated question—is this a valid Stowers demand? Are you ever called to draft, review or evaluate settlement letters purporting to be a “Stowers” demand? Put your Stowersknowledge to the test. Cast your vote on whether you think certain “real world” settlement demands are valid Stowers demands, and learn valuable tips on how to submit a Stowers case to a jury. Session 6: Gandy/Seger: Assignments and Actual Trials - Explore Gandy and Seger and their progeny, with a focus on courts requiring an actual trial before a judgment is binding on an insurer. Judicial exceptions are addressed, as well as the assignability of contractual, statutory and tort causes of action by an insured against an insurer to others, and the limitations placed upon such assignments by the courts. 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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$175  

That Life Insurance Policy May Be Worth More Than You Think! (Jan 2016)

Review the various types of policies—whole life, term, group term, universal, variable universal, index universal and no lapse guarantee—and how they are used. This is followed by the often unclear policy valuation rules for each type of policy for income, gift, estate and GST purposes. Valuation issues constantly come up for planners in sales of policies, distributions from qualified plans, executive compensation and transfer tax purposes. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$55  

Controversies and Transactional Issues (Captive Insurance) (Dec 2017)

Captive insurance companies can be useful risk management tools for small businesses when designed and implemented correctly. Gain insights into the basics of structuring captive insurance companies, traps to avoid, and current trends in IRS challenges to captive arrangements. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$55  

Insurance Provisions and Casualty Loss (Dec 2017)

In plain English, explore the insurance policies and endorsements recommended for commercial leases and learn how to mesh the indemnity and casualty sections of a commercial lease with the recommended policies and endorsements. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$50  

Insurance Law Ethics: Challenges and Best Practices; The Tripartite Relationship; plus What Clients Want (Dec 2014)

Session 1: Things Insurance Lawyers Need to Know - An examination of the special problems and challenges of practicing insurance law, including how to be a better coverage lawyer, how to avoid becoming a fact witness, how to avoid becoming an adjuster and other traps.   Session 2: The Tripartite Relationship: Navigate the Bermuda Triangle in Texas  - An overview of the who, what, where, when and how with regard to the tripartite relationship between an insurer, its insured, and the defense counsel, placing particular focus on the ethical dilemmas faced by the parties, and when the insured is entitled to the selection of independent counsel.   Session 3: What Clients Want - Hear from an insurance broker, a major company senior counsel and a carrier in-house attorney about what they are looking for from their attorneys and how they approach coverage issues.   more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$90  

Insurance Law: Occurrences, Independent Injury, Appraisals, "Unauthorized Insurance", and Risk Managers' Insights (Nov 2016)

Session 1: ​When One is Many: Occurrences, Insurance Towers, and Exhaustion - The lack of clarity (actual or perceived) in commercial liability policies leads to many arguments as to the number of occurrences involved in a claim, particularly those that may span multiple policy years. Explore how malleability of the concept renders it fertile ground for insureds, primary insurers, and umbrella insurers in settling or litigating these claims. Session 2: The Independent Injury Rule: A View from Both Sides of the Aisle - Examine the independent injury rule and the debate regarding its existence. Session 3: Appraisals: If, When, and How - Learn whether appraisal is appropriate, when it is appropriate, and how it should be conducted as presented from the carrier and policyholder’s perspectives. Session 4: ​The ‘Unauthorized Insurance’ Provisions of the Texas Insurance Code: The Good, The Bad, and the Really Ugly or The Consequences of Not Quite Getting It Right - Explore the scope and breadth of the unauthorized insurance provisions of the Texas Insurance Code and the consequences of being declared subject to those provisions. Session 5: ​Insights from Risk Managers: What They Want and Need from Their Lawyers - A panel of Risk Managers and other insurance professionals discuss things you should know to effectively serve your Risk Manager clients. Learn about providing timely guidance on improving policy terms, providing timely notice, analyzing and responding to reservation of rights or denial letters, and developing effective litigation and negotiation strategies against insurers. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$165  

Insurance Law: Perspectives from the Experienced and New Practitioner, Pop Culture, and Greek Roots (Nov 2016)

Session 1: My Big Fat Greek Insurance Policy - Hear Dr. Chriss’s now legendary presentation of the meaning of, and etymology behind, numerous terms of art commonly found in insurance policies. Session 2: Decades of Unexpected, Accidental, and Wild Changes in Insurance Law Practice -  Session 3: What I Had to Learn (and What I Wish I'd Been Taught) - Hear a panel discussion among insurance litigation associates regarding their early years of practice. Session 4: Insurance Through the Lens of Pop Culture - An entertaining look at key concepts of insurance law through the lens of TV and Film.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.50 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$115  

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