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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 »
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: Red Flag Injuries/Auto Product Liability - Learn how to spot product liability issues in catastrophic injury car crashes and evidence collection and preservation.
Session 3: Injury Causation in Low Property Damage Cases - Hear from plaintiff and defense attorneys on best practices for assessing injuries in low property damage cases, including a review of the rationale behind these assessments. more »
Session 1: Telling the Story of Your Case - There are fundamentals of story that apply to almost every aspect of trial. Jurors create narratives, and they are not in the form of “the evidence will show…” Implementing storytelling techniques can help any advocate, in any type of case, present the evidence closer to the form in which jurors comprehend and remember.
Session 2: Case Study: $30K Car Crash to $1 Million Verdict - Examine methods and strategies for maximizing value on routine car crash cases.
Session 3: Affidavits and Controverting Affidavits: Uses and Abuses - Review best practices for using and defending against controverting affidavits in the recovery of accident-related medical expenses.
Session 4: Conflicts in Car Crash Cases - Explore how to understand and address conflicts that exist or arise in car crash cases, whether you are plaintiff or defendant. more »
Session 1: The Ethics of Redacting Medical Records from Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective - Do HIPAA, TRE 509, and TRE 510, and other rules allow (or mandate) that attorneys shield medical records from discovery? If so, by what process?
Session 2: Spinal Complications of Car Crashes: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Confusing - Review common injuries of the spine caused by motor vehicle collisions, including current and appropriate acute assessment and treatment, as well as rehabilitation strategies and long-term considerations and challenges.
Session 3: Presenting and Crossing Doctors - Hear tips for deposing the treating doctors and the testifiers.
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. more »
Session 1: Texas Auto Policies - Explore how to get the most from your coverage.
Session 2: Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorist - Learn strategies to present and defend uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. more »
THIS MONTH: Social Media: Employee Ideology vs. Company Values • To C or not to C? Entity Selection in the New Tax Age • Form Contracts that Don't Mean What They Say • Dealing with Bad Facts • A Checklist for Commercial Loans • Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law more »
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. more »
Session 1: 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 2: Common Issues and FAQs - Get answers to the common questions that arise when working up your personal injury case and receive a compilation of commonly used forms.
Session 3: 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 »
Session 1: Transportation Network Companies: A Distinction That Makes a Difference - Rideshare businesses are part of our daily lives now. The practical and legal implications of this new industry are important for every car crash case.
Session 2: Autonomous Vehicles - Auto insurance and litigation will be forever changed. more »
To fulfill our obligations to clients and society requires acting in accordance with an ethical framework for leadership in satisfying daily tasks. In this presidential election year, what better way to grasp this ethical framework than digging into the lessons from some of our greatest presidents whose timeless wisdom in how they went about their business can help lawyers focus on best practices in fulfilling our professional responsibilities. more »
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 »
Session 1: Preparing Your Witness for Deposition - 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 2: Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative. more »
An ideal refresher on key practice points and drafting strategies as well as discussion of ethical issues faced by estate planners. This presentation includes an updated version of the classic paper, Anatomy of a Will. more »
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 »
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 »