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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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$65  

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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$155  

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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$155  

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  

Clarifying the Duty of Executive Right Holders (May 2018)

A review of the law after Texas Outfitters Limited v. Nicholson defining the nature of severed executive rights and the duties owed by the executive to non-participating royalty and non-executive mineral interest owners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$45  

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  

Development Agreements (May 2016)

Session 1: Negotiation of Development Agreements from the Developer and Municipal Perspectives - Assess key issues and options for negotiating development agreements, including a brief examination of the Shavano case. Session 2: Economic Development Agreements - The use of economic incentives by cities and developers has become an integral part of major development projects in Texas. It is imperative for attorneys representing both cities and developers to understand the tools in the economic development tool box as well as common issues that surface during incentive negotiations. Discover the statutory basis, procedure, and negotiation issues regarding economic development agreements for development projects located in Texas. Session 3: The Role of EB-5 Financing in Development - Review the basics of EB-5 lending in the development context, including the statutory basis for the program, the job creation requirement, the expected timeline from beginning to funding, the need for local government support, and a look at common compliance issues. 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  

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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$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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$135  

Ethics in Negotiation: The True Cost of Representation (May 2016)

When a client discloses a terrible truth or reveals an unspeakable purpose, what obligations do the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct place on an attorney? What happens when it’s time for an attorney to move on? Explore the unexpected answers given by the Rules using both recent and historical real world cases. 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  

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  

Land Use 2017: Ethics of Negotiation and Cybersecurity (May 2017)

Session 1: Ethics of Negotiation - Listen to a discussion about the ethical duties and obligations of both city and private attorneys. Distinguish when are you dealing with law and when are you dealing with fairness.   Session 2: Zoning 101 - Review zoning legal requirements and procedures, how to make a zoning decision, and how zoning interacts with the comprehensive plan. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$80  

M&A and Healthcare Transactions (May 2015)

Session 1: M&A Healthcare Transactions - A discussion of the current landscape of M&A healthcare transactions, including trends in hospital acquisitions (for profit and non-profit), on the buyer and seller side, and physician practice acquisitions by various health-industry stakeholders.   Session 2: Due Diligence Considerations in Today’s Healthcare Deals - Analyze the regulatory compliance issues that counsel need to address in their due diligence of today’s healthcare transactions, with an emphasis on practical considerations and issues of current interest to the Government. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$85  

Municipal Codes of Ethics (May 2016)

Learn about municipal codes of ethics—including their rationale and pitfalls, relationship to statutory Texas law, and suggested procedural safeguards—and see how these relationships play out through a case study on an ethics investigation. 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  

Name that Legal Writing Penalty (May 2016)

Session 1: Name That Penalty (Part I) - Guess the consequences for lawyers who misquote, exceed the page limit, attack the judge, and just plain write poorly in this entertaining and informative multiple-choice quiz. Session 2: Name that Penalty (Part II) - More consequences for lawyers who fail to cite, omit binding law, blather on for pages, and just plain write poorly in this entertaining and informative multiple-choice quiz. 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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$55  

Partnerships between Public and Private Entities: The Dos, Don’ts, and Ethical Considerations (May 2016)

Session 1: Contracts with Government Entities: Fundamentals and Ethical Considerations in Contracting - Public entities have many options for contracting with private entities and individuals. As these options have grown and developed in recent years, the manner of dealing with public owners is changing. Understanding the methods available for contracting and the ethical considerations from both the public and private sectors is essential. Session 2: Using Public Incentives to Stimulate Private Development - Hear dos and don'ts of underwriting or monetizing economic development agreements. Enforcement issues, remedies, defenses to enforcement, and sovereign immunity are discussed. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$65  

Protecting Client Information-Cyber Protection Duties as an Attorney (May 2018)

Explore the ethical and legal obligations of attorneys and law firms to protect client data and communications from the latest cybersecurity threats. 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  

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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$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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$105  

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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Includes: Video Audio Slides

$60  

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