University of Texas School of Law

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Court of Criminal Appeal Panel and Rules of Appellate Procedure (Jul 2017)

Session 1: Court of Appeals Judicial Panel - Hear Court of Appeals judges discuss what they do, Court dockets, and better ways for practitioners to represent parties before the Court. You have questions; they have answers. Session 2: Rules of Appellate Procedures - From motions for new trial to motions for rehearing, an attorney’s grasp of the Rules of Appellate Procedure can make or break a case. Explore some of the most important appellate rules for criminal practitioners and highlight recent changes to the rules. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$65  

Ethics Three-Pack: Legal Malpractice, Client Confidentiality in the Digital Era, and Ethical and Effective Appellate Marketing (Jul 2015)

It was hard enough maintaining client confidentiality in the era of paper files, landlines and photocopiers. Learn techniques to maintain your client’s confidentiality in this new age of the cloud, web, smartphones and tablets, and digital copiers. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$60  

Legal Writing - Clearly, Using Intensifiers is Literally a Crime (Jun 2017)

Intensifiers (clearly, obviously, blatantly) show up in briefs from time to time. But are they persuasive, and if not, what can you do instead? more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$45  

21st Century Ethics: Social Media, Ethics Emergency Survival, and Wellness (Jun 2017)

Session 1: The Ethics 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.   Session 2: Ethics Emergency Survival Kit - Ethics emergencies come up when you least expect them. Get the tools you need when your next ethics emergency arises.   Session 3: ​Lawyer Wellness: It Is All About You - A recent study indicates 40 percent of our 100,000 Texas lawyers may be suffering from depression, anxiety, and alcohol or drug dependency. Hear more about the current research on lawyer wellness, and learn simple strategies to ensure self-care and peak professional performance. Learn how confidential user-friendly 24/7 access to TLAP can help your colleagues that need help and can help yourself, too. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$95  

Appellate Ethics (Jun 2014)

Session 1: Can I Cite Wikipedia? - Is it ethical and advisable to cite Internet authority? How reliable are online sources compared to published sources? When do cites to the Internet constitute prohibited extra-record materials? If it's on the Internet, it's not always the truth!   Session 2: Prevailing in the Face of "White Horse Authority" - A client hires you on appeal in a "must win" case, but your research reveals authority that is directly against your client's position. Explore techniques and strategies that you can, and sometimes must, use when confronted with "white horse authority" that is adverse to your client's position.   Session 3: Sneaky Appellate Ethics - Some ethical issues are "in your face," while others sneak up on you, disguised as everyday tasks. Whether they are woven into the rules, created by emerging case law, or generated by case management issues, these sneaky ethical issues are a lot easier to handle properly when you know how to spot them. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$80  

Attorneys' Fees Update (Jun 2017)

Although attorneys’ fees can easily exceed damages, they are too often an afterthought. Explore the latest developments in state and federal court on proving up fees at trial and keeping them on appeal. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$45  

Effective Oral Argument (Jun 2015)

What do you do when you’re being bullied by a judge? When the judges argue among themselves and ignore you? When a judge asks a “dumb” question? An appellate specialist with experience on both sides of the bench answers these and other questions to help you put your best foot forward in oral argument. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$50  

Family Law Appeals (Jun 2017)

Appellate review of family law cases present issues uncommon to other appeals. Explore highlights of some unusual issues the appellate practitioner might encounter in a family law appeal. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$45  

Federal Appellate Law Update 2017: Case Law Updates, Jury Charges, Rehearings En Banc, and Advocacy (Jun 2017)

Session 1: U.S. Supreme Court Update - Review the 2016 Term, get an update on the filling the vacancy, and look ahead to OT 2017.   Session 2: U.S. Fifth Circuit Update - Review recent opinions and trends from the U.S. Fifth Circuit.   Session 3: ​Federal Jury Charge Practice - Navigate jury questions, instructions, and the charge conference in federal court. Session 4: Rehearing En Banc Strategies - Explore the dynamics of seeking and obtaining en banc review, and look at the efficacy of various strategies. Session 5: Appellate Advocacy - Get an experienced perspective on what makes for great appellate advocacy. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$115  

Hooked on CLE: July 2018 (Jun 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: 6/30/2019

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$99  

Texas Appellate Law Hot Topics: The Common Law, Statutory Interpretation, Malpractice, and More (Jun 2017)

Session 1: The Common Law Is Not Dead - Explore the resurgence of the common law and its impact on appellate practice.   Session 2: Pulling Back the Curtain (a Bit) - Get practical tips from current staff attorneys on appellate court practices and procedures, including motions, original proceedings, and oral arguments.   Session 3: ​Statutory Interpretation - Many recent appellate decisions involve questions of statutory interpretation. Highlight what is out there, and what you need to know. Session 4: Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Update - Explore the intersection of these claims and how that intersection may affect your practice. Session 5: When Error is Harmful in the Eye of the Beholder - Examine recent cases and trends governing how the courts look to, find, and define harmful error. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$125  

Texas Appellate Law Update 2017: Supreme Court, Legislature, Civil Procedure, Jury Charges, and More (Jun 2017)

Session 1: Texas Supreme Court Update - Explore recent opinions issued by the Court in the current term.   Session 2: Texas Civil Procedure Update: A Look at Recent Decisions and Legislative Mandates - Examine recent judicial decisions and legislative mandates 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.   Session 3: ​Legislative Update - Review what the 85th Texas Legislature has wrought. Session 4: Top Ten New Issues in the Jury Charge - Learn the latest issues discussed in case law and in the Pattern Jury Charge Committees, as well as new ideas for clarity in the jury charge. Session 5: Texas Supreme Court Panel - Hear a candid conversation among the Justices about what is new at the Court, the state of the docket, and ways practitioners can improve their chances of obtaining favorable relief for their clients. Session 6: Breakfast Buffet: Interlocutory Appeals, Summary Judgments, and the Impact of Early Dismissals on Appellate Dockets - A discussion about procedures, practice tips, and recent developments regarding interlocutory appeals (both express and permissive) and summary judgments. Hear a statistical analysis about how these and other forms of early dismissals (such as those under Rule 91a) have impacted appellate dockets over the last decade. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$155  

What Is It Worth?: Settling Employment Law Cases (Jun 2018)

How do lawyers on each side of the docket value the settlement of cases, and how do you compare in terms of valuation for standard employment law situations? more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

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 ​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  

Federal Writs and SCOTUS Certs (May 2018)

Review the deadlines and requirements for federal writs and SCOTUS certs, and discuss strategy decisions for each of these filings. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$50  

Recent Legislative and Rule Changes for Criminal Appellate Practitioners (May 2018)

The Legislature focused on wrongful convictions last session and passed significant legislation impacting criminal appellate practitioners. Examine some of the most important legislative changes and notable rule changes. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

Significant Decisions of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (May 2018)

Session 1: Significant Decisions of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - Analyze significant decisions in the last year and what they mean for criminal law practitioners. Session 2: Supreme Court Update - Hear an update on criminal law and criminal procedure cases relevant to Texas criminal appellate practice that were heard and decided by the United States Supreme Court in the 2017 term, and get a preview of hot cases in the pipeline for the 2018 term. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$85  

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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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

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