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Estate Planning in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic (Contains material from May 2020)

Our three expert panelist will walk you through what you need to be considering in estate planning, tax planning, and charitable giving in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion will explore: basic estate planning documents, new rules in Texas regarding executing documents, and the recently passed SECURE and CARES Act. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2021

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Includes: Video Paper Slides

$55  

Answer Bar: Elder Law and Medicaid Essentials (Contains material from Aug 2016 to Sep 2019)

Session 1: Medicaid Update - Current status of the Texas Medicaid Program's policy of treating some (but not all) tax-deferred retirement accounts as exempt from counting as "resources"; and other recent changes in Medicaid law and policy that Texas attorneys planning estates of older clients need to know about. Session 2: Medicaid-Friendly Estate Planning - Learn forms and strategies for preparing your clients (and sometimes their parents and children) to protect assets in case the need for long-term care arises. Forms will be provided and explained for Lady Bird Deeds, Transfer on Death Deeds, Revocable Trust as Grantee (of either type deed), and Medicaid-Friendly Contingent Trust. Session 3: Drafting for Incapacity Definition in Trusts and Powers of Attorney - Examine the commonly-used definitions of incapacity, individually-created definitions of incapacity, and the pros and cons of using common definitions versus creative language. Session 4: Advising Clients Nearing 65 - Turning 65 can be a watershed event in our client's lives. They face many decisions about retirement, concerning Medicare, Social Security, and estate planning. Get tips to help you prepare to advise your clients about some of these important decisions. Session 5: In Quest of the Perfect Medicaid Application - Although it may not be possible to guarantee that every Medicaid application will be accepted upon the first filing, learn time-tested tips to improve the odds. Session 6: Role of the Guardian - Examine the duties and responsibilities of a guardian under Texas law and guardianship administration, from initiation to closing, including the code requirements of selling and leasing property, ethical issues, and more. Session 7: Alternatives to Guardianship Including Supports and Services - An examination of strategies on how to limit or obviate the need to create a guardianship. Session 8: Practical Ways for Guardians and Caregivers to Prevent Scams and Exploitation - Hear a review of the most recurring scams targeting the elderly. Learn about legal recourses available for preventing an elderly individual from losing their entire estate to a scam. Session 9: Defensive Case Management for Elder Law Attorneys - 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:
6.25 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2021

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$215  

Answer Bar: Dealing with Mineral Rights in Estate Planning and Probate (Contains material from Aug 2016 to Sep 2019)

Session 1: Estate Planning 101 - A very practice oriented nuts & bolts overview / how-to / to-do for basic estate planning, from the initial contact, planning conference & terms of engagement, to the signing ceremony, exit letter & beyond, with forms, options and insights for what is and is not appropriate depending on the circumstances. Session 2: The Collision Between Real Estate and Elder Law - Elder law and real estate attorneys prepare documents from different points of view and for different purposes. Explore the different perspectives and learn to solve issues that can arise when dealing with these differences. Session 3: Dealing with Mineral Rights: A Practitioners Guide to Oil and Gas - Learn the basics of oil and gas, including mineral rights, royalties, and executive rights, while dealing with Texas issues and problems in probate, trust, elder care, and other areas. Session 4: Drafting Wills and Trusts for Efficient Administration - Hear a panel of corporate trustee's discuss how they administer the wills and trusts we draft and what they would like to see in our documents. Learn what to do if a beneficiary is pushing too much. Session 5: Real Estate Owned with Others - An overview of the newly passed Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) and how it can impact the severance of jointly owned property. Session 6: 10 Pesky Probate Problems - Hear 10 tips for new (and not so new) practitioners addressing various problems which arise during the probate process, such as dealing with collection agencies, taking control of estate property from those without authority, properly allocating rights and liabilities associated with jointly owned property, dealing with the IRS, and other “pesky” problems. Session 7: Probate Procedures & Alternatives - A discussion of whom you represent, fee considerations, options and alternatives to probating a will, what to consider when there is no will, what to look for when reviewing a will, the mechanics of getting to the probate hearing, default and lost will issues, and issues in administering a simple estate. Comprehensive forms will also be provided. Session 8: Deed Drafting in Estate Planning and Probate Contexts - Using the correct deed for a client is essential to prevent future problems. Distinguish the various deeds and which deed is correct in the estate planning or probate context. Session 9: Individual Fiduciaries Gone Wild - Executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries own the highest duties known to law and are held to strict standards of conduct. Explore the inherent risks of serving as an executor or trustee and hear suggestions for fiduciary risk management, defending breach of fiduciary duty claims, and related causes of action. Hear tips for advising clients on the appointment fiduciaries in an attempt to avoid future fiduciary litigation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
6.50 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021

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$225  

Hooked on CLE: March 2020 (Contains material from Jun 2019 to Jan 2020)

THIS MONTH: Litigating in a Divided Nation: Handling Strong Political Views During Trial • Video, Table Top and Card Gaming Law • Alternative Fee Arrangements: One Model that Works • Trustee/Guardian Resignation: How to Jump Ship • Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Surviving Grievances more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

eSupplement to the 16th Annual Special Needs Trusts Conference (Contains material from Oct 2019 to Nov 2019)

Session 1: Medicaid for Kids - An overview of Medicaid programs for minors in Texas, including challenges, strategies, and planning opportunities. Session 2: Attorney Website Do's and Don'ts - Learn about key issues to consider when designing and maintaining your legal services website as to not run afoul of rules outlined by the State Bar. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2021

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Includes: Video Slides

$95  

Hooked on CLE: February 2020 (Contains material from Jun 2019 to Dec 2019)

THIS MONTH: Evolving Ethics in the Application of AI • Sex, Drugs, Guns, Cars and Dementia • Trial Themes • Settlement Documents: Lessons to Learn • The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media • Chapter 11 Cases Driven by Sexual Abuse Tort Claims more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2021

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

Hooked on CLE: January 2020 (Contains material from Jun 2019 to Nov 2019)

THIS MONTH: Do's and Don'ts of Discovery in Texas Civil Proceedings • What’s Going on at the Southern Border: Immigrants’ Rights Issues in Texas • Indeliberate Practice: How the Business of Law Will Make You Mediocre (If You Let It) • Employee Mental Health Accommodations: Tips for Success in Managing Stigma and Stress • Financial Powers of Attorney: Do You Want Fries With That Will? • Pro Bono Collaborations with Outside Counsel: The New Networking more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

Medicaid for Kids (Contains material from Oct 2019)

An overview of Medicaid programs for minors in Texas, including challenges, strategies, and planning opportunities. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2020

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Includes: Video Slides

$55  

2019 Guardianship Bundle for Attorneys Ad Litem (Contains material from Sep 2018 to Sep 2019)

Session 1: Role of the Guardian - Examine the duties and responsibilities of a guardian under Texas law and guardianship administration, from initiation to closing, including the code requirements of selling and leasing property, ethical issues, and more.   Session 2: ​Role of the Ad Litem - An overview of the responsibilities of the attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem in guardianship proceedings with an emphasis on practical application of the statutes, conduct in uncontested and contested proceedings, and pointers on applications for fees. The materials include numerous checklists, comprehensive references, and forms.   Session 3: Alternatives to Guardianship Including Supports and Services - An examination of the twin concepts of the doctrine of ‘less restrictive alternatives’ to guardianship and the concept of ‘supports and services’ and how the two interact to limit or obviate the need to create a guardianship.   Session 4: Guardianship and Divorce - Learn when divorce is appropriate in a guardianship context, when a guardian is required for a divorce of an incapacitated person, and the appropriate court to hear a divorce action involving a guardianship. Session 5: Ask the Experts - Hear a panel of seasoned practitioners respond to your frequently—and sometimes infrequently—asked questions including practice, professional and ethical issues in estate planning, probate, guardianship, and elder law. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.75 | 1.75 ethics | 4.00 guardianship    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$195  

A Window into the World of Elder Financial Exploitation (Contains material from Sep 2019)

Session 1: A Window into a Financial Institution’s World of Elder Financial Exploitation - There is not one industry worldwide that is prepared for the “Tsunami” coming down the pike when it comes to the millions of people who have already or are getting ready to roll into the senior category. Many services, including geriatric doctors, senior living and dementia/Alzheimer's’ facilities, and education resources to prepare seniors for changes coming in their life, are in short supply. Financial institutions are considered “first responders"—they have eyes and ears on senior customers most times long before anyone else. Learn about the red flags, the many variations of fraudsters that financial institutions see, the avenues that can be taken to help mitigate the exploitation, and the various ways of reporting exploitation to local, state, or federal agencies. Being PROACTIVE is everything in slowing down the tide!   Session 2: When Exploitation Allegations Make Their Way to Adult Protective Services - The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services – Adult Protective Services (APS) is responsible for investigating allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Texas.  In 2018, APS received 16,490 allegations of exploitation of the elderly and disabled in Texas. APS validated a small percentage of these allegations. Identify and explore the reasons for APS exploitation investigations, the investigation process, and ultimate resolution of and ramifications resulting from exploitation allegations. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$75  

Defining Incapacity in Estate Planning and Elder Law (Contains material from Aug 2019)

Session 1: Drafting for Incapacity Definition in Trusts and Powers of Attorney - Examine the commonly-used definitions of incapacity, individually-created definitions of incapacity, and the pros and cons of using common definitions versus creative language.   Session 2: ​Sex, Drugs, Guns, Cars and Dementia - Cover how the unique aspects of sexual consent, firearm possession, drug use, and driving are impacted as cognitive function declines. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Elder Law Ethics Jeopardy (Contains material from Sep 2019)

Cover various categories of ethical issues facing elder law attorneys, using the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, where the answers are in the form of questions.  Get ready to volunteer to play Elder Law Ethics Jeopardy! more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper

$60  

Estate Planning 101 and Financial Powers of Attorney (Contains material from Aug 2019)

Session 1: Estate Planning 101 - A very practice oriented nuts & bolts overview / how-to / to-do for basic estate planning, from the initial contact, planning conference & terms of engagement, to the signing ceremony, exit letter & beyond, with forms, options and insights for what is and is not appropriate depending on the circumstances.   Session 2: ​Financial Powers of Attorney: Do You Want Fries With That Will? - Drafting a statutory durable power of attorney used to be simple: You ask a couple questions, zap out the form, and bring it to the will signing ceremony with all the other documents. But these days we have to discuss compensation, co-agents, and hot powers. Even the location of the signing matters now. Can we design a form that works for all clients? more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$85  

Firearms in the Workplace (Contains material from Aug 2019)

Get the latest legal insight on firearms in the workplace, including rights of employees and visitors vs. rights of employers; open vs. concealed carry; carry in offices/work areas vs. firearms in automobiles on company premises; enforcement issues pertaining to exclusion of firearms; and potential liability issues connected with either “carry’ or “don’t carry” rules. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

Hooked on CLE: October 2019 (Contains material from Dec 2018 to Sep 2019)

THIS MONTH: Firearms in the Workplace • Lawyer Blogging: Ethical Issues and Practical Tips • View from the Bench: Trial Basics • In the Hot-Seat: In-House Counsel as Witnesses • Effective Client Communication Across Generational and Other Divides • Ephemeral Data and Other Emerging Technology more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

Medicaid Updates (Contains material from Aug 2019 to Sep 2019)

Session 1: Medicaid Update - Current status of the Texas Medicaid Program's policy of treating some (but not all) tax-deferred retirement accounts as exempt from counting as "resources"; and other recent changes in Medicaid law and policy that Texas attorneys planning estates of older clients need to know about.   Session 2: ​From Long Term Care Medicaid Policy to Fair Hearings - Hear a former Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) attorney, and current ALJ, give an overview of Medicaid Fair Hearings, including possible changes in the legislature and the implementation of such changes. Also, listen to a discussion about documentary evidence for the hearings.   Session 3: The Medicaid Estate Recovery Program: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and How to Avoid It - A discussion about the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program (MERP), its rules, requirements, and exemptions. The presentation is geared to practical guidance for practitioners facing MERP claims. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$95  

Overview of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) (Contains material from Sep 2019)

An overview of the newly passed Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) and how it can impact the severance of jointly owned property. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

Texas Estate and Trust Legislative Update (Contains material from Aug 2019)

Hear an update on Texas estate and trust legislation, including probate, guardianships, trusts, powers of attorney, and other related matters. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

The Trouble with Accountings: From Checklists to Traps (Contains material from Sep 2019)

A practical review of issues and pitfalls related to demands for accountings and the response. How to best educate the client and properly respond. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

The Evolution of Trusts in Elder Law (Contains material from Sep 2019)

An overview of how this traditional estate planning tool has been tailored to meet the distinctive needs of the Elder Law and Special Needs practitioner. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

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