University of Texas School of Law

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eSupplement to the 52nd Annual Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute (Mar 2018)

Session 1: Cyber Ethics: Ensuring Compliance with Evolving Technology - Lawyers today find that keeping client information safe is more challenging when using today’s technology tools. You don’t have to have a degree in computer science to understand how to avoid ethical missteps related to technology. Lawyer-friendly information on cyber ethics is provided. Session 2: Wanting a Seat at the Table: The Rise of Equity Committees - Existing equity holders of Chapter 11 debtors are increasingly requesting appointment of official committees of equity holders pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code. Examine the standard for appointment and role of equity committees, recent cases in which courts have granted and denied requests for appointment of an equity committee, and whether equity committees enhance shareholder recoveries in Chapter 11 cases. 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:
2.00 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Race, Truthiness and the New Ethics (Sep 2018)

What new responsibilities do lawyers have in the era of fewer trials and more ADR? What does any of that have to do with LBJ? What are the “new ethics”. Take a look at the changing landscape of litigation over the last fifty years. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$60  

Consumer Bankruptcy Law Update (Aug 2018)

Session 1: Case Law Update (Part I) - Get an update on Fifth Circuit consumer bankruptcy cases from the past year. Session 2: ​Case Law Update (Part II) - Get an update on Fifth Circuit consumer bankruptcy cases from the past year (cont.). Session 3: New National Rules: Tips, Traps, and Proper Service - Examine the rule changes effective December 1, 2017, including tips you should know, traps you should avoid, and how to execute proper service. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.75 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$125  

Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy Practice (Aug 2018)

Session 1: Ethics in Bankruptcy Practice - One of the state's preeminent ethics experts addresses bankruptcy and ethics in an entertaining presentation that should not be missed. Session 2: ​Ethics Jeopardy - Fun and informative Jeopardy style game with contestants answering questions about situations involving ethical dilemmas. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$90  

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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2018 Hot Topics in Appellate Law: Summary Judgement Practice, Technology Best Practices, SLAPP, and Harmless Error (Jul 2018)

Session 1: Genuine Issues on Summary Judgments - Discuss trends in summary judgment practice with an emphasis on the challenges during appellate review. Analyze pleadings, scope of review, summary judgment evidence, conclusory or defective evidence, and harmless error. Session 2: ​Form Contracts That Don’t Mean What They Say - In an age when plain-text interpretation dominates cases of contract construction, it is surprising how many contracts do not mean what they plainly say—especially in certain widely used form contracts. When is a nonstandard meaning of a standard contract term an exception to “plain meaning?” Session 3: Surprise SLAPP: Applications and Consequences of the TCPA - Hear an analysis of interesting, unexpected, and perhaps unintended ways in which the TCPA has been used by litigants and interpreted by Texas courts in the last five years. Listen to a discussion about the consequences this has had on parties, counsel, and the courts. Session 4: Harmless Error - Review recent developments affecting whether your error is deemed judgment-critical or swept "under the rug." more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Answer Bar: Handling Employee Investigations in Today's Woke Workplace (Jun 2018)

Session 1: Investigations in Today's Woke Workplace - A veteran workplace investigator shares critical tips for ensuring that every complaint investigation is thorough, in good faith, and reliable in the midst of the #MeToo movement, instant social media postings, and polarizing employee relations issues. Session 2: Reputational Risk: Managing Perceptions with Image Repair - When the reputation of the client is uncertain and “no comment” is not an option, hear from a public relations veteran and an employment attorney on strategies for communicating with the public and employees. This discussion includes the advanced Image Repair Theory crisis communication guide, coordinating the legal and communications team, and the professional ethical rules that govern lawyers when speaking about ongoing conflict. Session 3: The Boundaries of Employee Free Speech - As social media continues to evolve, employees are increasingly able to express their personal opinions on current events to wider audiences. Examine the rights of employees to express their views both inside and outside the workplace, and the competing rights of public and private employers to respond to those views when they conflict with their own values or those of their customers or employees. Explore when an employer may actually be obligated to take action against an employee for views expressed outside the workplace, including discussion of real-world situations like the events of Charlottesville, VA, the viral misogynistic "manifesto" written by an engineer employed by a giant in the technology industry, and an NFL player’s decision to take a stand by taking a knee. Session 4: The New Gender and Sexuality - Legal update and practical workplace impact of social and cultural shifts with respect to the evolving terminology and variety of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Session 5: Best Practices in Dispute Resolution - Get practical tips on how to anticipate, avoid, evaluate, negotiate, and resolve workplace conflicts from a mediator and arbitrator with 45 years of experience representing employees and employers. Session 6: Emerging from the Shadows: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace - While the existence of unconscious bias is inevitable, the way we deal with hidden biases in the workplace is enormously important. Examine how unconscious bias may influence workplace decisions and interactions, and discuss the latest approaches and legal implications for addressing it. Session 7: Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality - Understand the fundamental tensions in anti-discrimination law, how it impacts plaintiffs and defendants in the litigation system, and hear practical recommendations for how to better respond to persistent patterns of discrimination. Session 8: Ethics for Employment Attorneys - Get updated on cutting-edge ethics issues, including attorney-client privilege and waiver issues, ex parte communications, access to social media and computer information, inadvertent disclosure and improper acquisition of confidential information, litigation holds and spoliation issues, and settlement negotiations. more »

Total Credit Hours:
5.50 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$235  

Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice (Feb 2018)

Session 1: Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession - Explore various technologies and emerging platforms that continue to influence the legal industry, including key considerations in implementing these technologies and related ethical concerns. Session 2: Cyber Ethics: Ensuring Compliance with Evolving Technology - Lawyers today find that keeping client information safe is more challenging when using today’s technology tools. You don’t have to have a degree in computer science to understand how to avoid ethical missteps related to technology. Lawyer-friendly information on cyber ethics is provided. Session 3: Artificial Intelligence and its Effect on the Legal Industry - AI is getting a lot of attention, creating fears and in many cases unrealistic expectations. Explore the reality of AI, how it practically can impact legal work flows, and how it can be a positive force that enables lawyers to do their jobs faster, cheaper and better for their clients. Session 4: Data Analytics: The Answer to Your Law Firm's Innovation Effort - Learn how to easily kick-start your firm’s innovation efforts, close the gender pay gap (for you and your clients), and use data to reduce bias, improve inclusion as part of a diversity and inclusion initiative, and simultaneously use proven scientific methods to improve bottom-line profitability! Session 5: Avoiding Ethical Issues with Lawyers' Use of Social Media - The world of social media presents a multitude of pitfalls for practitioners and judges alike. Hear from pioneers in the field on how to make the most of social media's advantages without running afoul of applicable disciplinary rules. Listen to a discussion about cutting edge issues not yet addressed under Texas law and proposed disciplinary rules currently under consideration by the Texas Supreme Court. Session 6: 30 Apps in 30 Minutes - A quick survey of useful apps and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers. Session 7: Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence - As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.50 | 3.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$195  

Answer Bar: Technology for Litigators (Jan 2018)

Session 1: Artificial Intelligence and its Effect on the Legal Industry - AI is getting a lot of attention, creating fears and in many cases unrealistic expectations. Explore the reality of AI, how it practically can impact legal work flows, and how it can be a positive force that enables lawyers to do their jobs faster, cheaper and better for their clients. Session 2: Strategic Use of E-Discovery - Fewer than one out of a hundred cases are tried. Accordingly, discovery strategy is often more vital than trial strategy. Yet, strategic use of e-discovery garners little attention, perhaps because the fundamentals demand so much focus that there is little room for flourishes. If you only know one way of doing things, how do you act strategically? Review methods to deploy e-discovery strategically, mindful of our opponent’s fears, goals, and pain points … as well as our own. Session 3: 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 4: Hearsay in a Digital World - Review important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social media, texts, and other new media. Session 5: 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 6: 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. Session 7: Data Security Breach Litigation - Review what a litigator needs in order to prepare a client for litigation or an investigation by regulators after a data security breach. Takeaways include protocol for preserving the attorney client privilege and evidence before, during and after a breach; cybersecurity liability insurance litigation updates; and creating proof points, including a discussion of cybersecurity best practices and "cybersecurity basics," to effectively minimize damages, fines and penalties. Session 8: Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence - As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.75 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$205  

Appellate Road Warrior (Jul 2018)

Technology has enabled our practices to become more mobile than ever before. Learn about hardware, software, and best practices that will allow you to work safely, securely, and efficiently from wherever you are. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$45  

Appellate Strategy: Rehearings, Certified Appeals, Briefing Tactics, and More (Jun 2016)

Session 1: Rehearing Strategy - Visuals often persuade more effectively than words, so learn the dos and don’ts of using photos, charts and other visuals in appellate briefs. Session 2: Can You Lead a Horse to Water? Strategies for Certified Appeals in State Court - A look at the ways to certify a legal question in the trial court and seek or defend against interlocutory review of that question in the appellate court. Session 3: Briefing Visually - Visuals often persuade more effectively than words, so learn the dos and don’ts of using photos, charts and other visuals in appellate briefs. Session 4: What Should (and Should Not) Be in Your Appellate Representation Agreement - Explore techniques for drafting thoughtful, well-written appellate representation agreements that protect both the attorney and the client. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$85  

Challenges and Solutions in Confronting Cyber Threats: An In-House Perspective (Aug 2018)

Hear from a panel of in-house counsel on the latest challenges and solutions in confronting cyber threats. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$55  

Cyber Risk Management (Jun 2016)

Survey the current cyber threat landscape and explore ways to manage the related risks. Gain a view from the front lines of recent attacks along with tips on how to mitigate the risks and manage a crisis should a company become a victim. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$50  

Cybersecurity Regulation and Enforcement (Aug 2018)

Discuss cybersecurity regulation and enforcement, understand current threats, and explore‎ best practices to address the threats and manage legal liability. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$55  

Cybersecurity: Hot Topics for Covered Entities and Business Associates (Aug 2017)

Hear an overview of the HIPAA Security and Breach Notification Rules, the relationship to the Privacy Rule, plus compliance concerns and enforcement updates from HHS’s Office of Civil Rights. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$55  

Defendant Perspective Medical Records (Aug 2016)

A defense attorney’s perspective in purpose, analysis and use of medical records. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$50  

Defensive Case Management for Elder Law Attorneys (Aug 2016)

Learn a systematic approach to capturing data and using the system to defend against attempts by your clients' family members who want to involve you in disputes they have with other family members. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$55  

Effective Engagement Letters and Other Simple Risk-Management Tools (Aug 2017)

Keeping the client reasonably informed is required under the Texas disciplinary rules of professional conduct, and doing so is good risk management. Examine how effective engagement letters, disengagement letters, and other communications keep the client reasonably informed and engaged, while helping to control the client’s expectations, promoting effective risk management, and reducing the likelihood of legal malpractice claims. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$60  

eSupplement to the 14th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute (May 2018)

Session 1: Protecting the In-House Attorney Client Privilege - 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. Session 2: Ethics and Professionalism in a Global Environment - Ethics and professionalism are being influenced by many factors in today’s global environment. Consider some of these factors, along with areas of commonality amongst the legal ethics rules from a sampling of jurisdictions. Session 3: 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:
2.25 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$110  

eSupplement to the 17th Annual Gas and Power Institute (Jun 2018)

Session 1: Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality - Understand the fundamental tensions in anti-discrimination law, how it impacts plaintiffs and defendants in the litigation system, and hear practical recommendations for how to better respond to persistent patterns of discrimination. Session 2: Expanding Your Firm: How to Hire Contract and Associate Lawyers - What are the basics that you need to know? How do you manage your staff and attorneys? Get practical tips on how to answer these questions so that your firm can continue to flourish. Session 3: Protecting the In-House Attorney Client Privilege - 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:
2.00 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$95  

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