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Session 1: Fiduciary Duty Claims: They’re Everywhere! - Knowing when fiduciary duties arise and how they are applied is essential to trying commercial cases, yet fiduciary duties arise in numerous and sometimes unexpected circumstances and may be overlooked in the development of trial strategy. Their presence can have profound implications for the legal standards governing a party’s actions, the legal and equitable remedies available, and even the assignment of burdens of proof and other procedural aspects of trial. Learn how to spot these claims and what they mean for your next case.
Session 2: Practical Considerations in Commercial Litigation and Business Torts - Listen to a discussion about opportunities in business litigation, including cutting edge issues such as third party finance, jury innovations, and business divorce. Consider potential ethical questions that may arise in each of these arenas. more »
Session 1: Should You Take that Non-Hourly Case? - Effective case analysis is crucial to coming out ahead on contingency and fixed fee cases. Learn what you need to think about to create a sustainable alternative fee practice.
Session 2: Effective, Efficient, and Economically Appropriate Litigation - Lawyers should communicate early and often with their clients about case planning, proportionate discovery, strategy, and litigation objectives, and should negotiate appropriate dispute resolution agreements with opposing counsel. more »
THIS MONTH: Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality • After 65: Second Chances for Inheritance and Long-Term Care Planning • View from the Mediator • Maximizing Your Firm's Profit with Better Financial Data • Ethics for Business Lawyers more »
Can old dogs learn new tricks? As we develop new and innovative ways to try cases, millennial lawyers have a frank discussion of the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to the old way of doing things, and provide valuable insight about how the next generation is trying to do it better. more »
Session 1: Is Your Car Crash Case a Products Liability Case? - Learn step-by-step how to investigate and screen an auto accident case to determine whether there is a potential product liability case lurking in there. Get an exhaustive list with descriptions of specific automotive and tire defects, including new, emerging, and often overlooked product defects.
Session 2: Unfair Debt Collection Cases: The Cases That Keep Giving - Explore new ways to think about debt collection cases, and the opportunities they can bring to your practice.
Session 3: Autonomous Vehicles and Drones - Autonomous vehicles and drones no longer exist only in science fiction. How will their arrival change the legal landscape? more »
Session 1: How to Take a Better Deposition - Depositions are one of the most powerful discovery devices but are also one of the most challenging to execute well. Get practical, actionable guidance on taking better depositions, including better preparation, openings, handling opposing counsel and preserving error, and macro and micro examination structures.
Session 2: eDiscovery for Every Case – Even the Small Ones! - From the largest class actions to small individual claims, almost all litigation matters touch on some form of electronic discovery. Learn about key issues related to preservation, collection, processing, and review of electronically stored evidence, along with some of the latest tools and technology that can help you make the most of your time and resources regardless of case size.
Session 3: Experts Are Rarely As Expert As You - Get tips on how best to select, prepare, and effectively present an expert for trial, with one eye on surviving Daubert and the other on jury persuasion. more »
Session 1: Responsible Third Parties: Not Responsible, and Not Parties - Third party practice can be a game changer. Be prepared to use it or defend against it.
Session 2: Early Dismissal Trends: 91a Dismissals and Anti-SLAPP - Early dismissal motions under the TCPA and Rule 91a are hot and getting hotter! How do you use those tools or survive them?
Session 3: Protecting Trial Court Orders on Appeal: How to Craft an Order that Sticks - Texas lawbooks are replete with examples of appeals that turn on the language included or excluded from judgments and orders. Get the tools you need to draft orders and judgments, in a variety of contexts, that can withstand both early review and an appeal upon a final judgment.
Session 4: Recovery or Denial? The Latest on Attorneys' Fees - Analysis of recent developments in the law of recovering and defending against attempts to recover attorney’s fees in Texas as well as a refresher on fundamentals of the procedures associated with Texas attorney’s fees jurisprudence. more »
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 »
Session 1: How Can We Persuade in Polarized Times? - As Americans increasingly rely on information only from sources with which they agree, and the internet increasingly becomes the answer for any question, lawyers need to re-think how they view their jury and how it receives information. Hear global thoughts from several modern sources on creating a tribe in your jury for any case.
Session 2: How to Charm a Snake (and Maybe a Few Reptiles) - How can you recognize a popular plaintiff’s trial theory and combat it? How can you spot it, take advantage of it, attack it pretrial, and at trial? Get expert focus on trial themes and how they help you win your case. more »
While some regard appellate lawyering as something that happens after verdict, a better way to think about appellate lawyers is as strategists of an entire litigation process. Consider how early tactical and strategic decisions and maneuvers can determine ultimate outcomes or even result in summary dispositions. more »
THIS MONTH: Startups - Deal Killers and Near-Death Experiences • First Judges in Texas • Misbehavior in the C-Suite • Website Accessibility Lawsuits • Virtual Law Firms: Is It an Option for You? • Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct more »
Session 1: What a Difference A Year Makes: Top Ten Changes to the Practice of Immigration Law and What Attorneys Can Do To Protect Clients' Interests - Practicing immigration law now requires maintaining up to the minute vigilance on changes to policy, regulations, procedures, and laws. Focus on the most critical changes in the areas of family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, removal proceedings, and due process for immigrants during the last year and when/how attorneys should challenge adverse changes affecting their clients.
Session 2: Case Strategy, Planning, and Documentation - Examine the fundamentals of “smart lawyering” using the right questions, searches, and documentation in filing for benefits in light of the changing immigration landscape. Listen to a discussion about the memos released by USCIS within the past year and their impact on filing for immigration benefits. more »
Drafting effective arbitration clauses is more complicated than it may appear, and the selection of what rules and procedures will apply can make or break your case. Explore the available options, and learn how to make the most of this pivotal set of provisions. more »
Session 1: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Car Crash Cases - Two trial judges with a combined 25 years of judicial experience discuss what they’ve seen that works and doesn’t work in car crash cases.
Session 2: View From the Mediator - Explore effective mediation strategies. What does the mediator need from you? What does your opponent need from you? What helps and what doesn’t? more »