University of Texas School of Law

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Hooked on CLE: October 2018 (Jun 2018)

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 »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2019

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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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2018 Updates in Texas Appellate Law (Jul 2018)

Session 1: Supreme Court of Texas Update - Explore recent opinions issued by the Court in the current term. Session 2: ​Casteel: To Infinity and Beyond - Charge practice started down a new road almost two decades ago in Crown Life Ins. v. Casteel (Tex. 2000). Take a close look at the post-Casteel developments. Session 3: Supreme Court of Texas 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 4: How the Supreme Court of Texas Operates Today - Explore what practitioners and their clients should know about how the Court’s internal procedures have been changing, and how they haven’t. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$115  

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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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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eSupplement to the 42nd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference (May 2018)

Session 1: Ethical Considerations and Advocacy in Non-Traditional Settings - Explore the ethical issues and duties in a litigation world where ADR is now the norm and jury verdicts are the exception. Session 2: How to Improve Your Brief Writing - Explore techniques for sharpening your persuasive focus while complying with your ethical obligations when writing briefs. Session 3: 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:
2.00 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Ethical Issues in Appellate Law (Jul 2018)

Session 1: Update on the Supreme Court of the United States - Review of the 2017 term and a look ahead to the 2018 term commencing in October. Session 2: ​Emergency Relief in the Fifth Circuit - Sometimes you need the Fifth Circuit to act fast. Learn about obtaining stays and other emergency relief from federal appellate courts. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Ethics in Appellate Practice: Privilege, Disqualification, and More (Jun 2016)

Session 1: Attorney-Client Privilege vs. Work Product vs. Duty of Confidentiality - Disentangling these three related—and often-confused—doctrines. Session 2: Disqualification Update - Analyze a variety of situations that can result in disqualification (including migrating lawyers and former judicial law clerks) and learn how and when a Chinese Wall can save the day. Session 3: Scout’s Honor: What the Boy Scout Law Teaches Us About Legal Ethics - Legal ethics is governed by a rules-oriented system, but could a virtues-based approach provide better guidance? The twelve points of the Boy Scout Law can be as useful to lawyers are they are for Boy Scouts. Session 4: Ethics Quiz - You make the call—test your knowledge of the various rules and ethical issues. 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  

Federal Appellate Law Update 2018: Case Law Updates, Stays and Emergency Relief, and more! (Jul 2018)

Session 1: Update on the Supreme Court of the United States - Review of the 2017 term and a look ahead to the 2018 term commencing in October. Session 2: ​Emergency Relief in the Fifth Circuit - Sometimes you need the Fifth Circuit to act fast. Learn about obtaining stays and other emergency relief from federal appellate courts. Session 3: U.S. Fifth Circuit Update - Review recent opinions and trends from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Session 4: Clearing the Hurdles - Don’t let your case be decided on a procedural ground when it doesn’t need to be! Hear an update on recent cases addressing the most important procedural bars in Fifth Circuit appeals, including qualified immunity, subject matter jurisdiction, appellate jurisdiction, ripeness, and mootness. Session 5: Fifth Circuit ​Statistics - Based on cases argued before the Fifth Circuit over a one-year period, examine statistics such as voting patterns, reversal rates, and timing of decisions. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$125  

Hooked on CLE: September 2018 (Aug 2018)

THIS MONTH: The GDPR: Insights from Years of Preparation and Two Months of Enforcement • Outsourcing Legal Work • Craft Breweries and Downtown Revitalization • Legal Issues in the Onboarding Process • Developing Your Trial Cross Through Adverse Deposition • To Tell the Truth more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Practice Tips in Appellate Law: Default Judgement, Rule 91(a), and Oral Arguments (Jul 2018)

Session 1: Help! A Default Judgment! - Explore what to look for and learn what to do when your client asks you to overturn a default judgment. Session 2: Rule 91(a) Dismissals and Appeals - Survey the precedent and get tips for trial-court and appellate practice. Session 3: Equitable Relief at Trial and on Appeal - Equitable relief can be a powerful and dangerous remedy. Understanding when it is available and what is required to procure it will aid lawyers in trying to protect it or defeat it on appeal. Session 4: Oral Argument from Both Sides - “Yes, we’re talking, but you’re not hearing me.” Sound familiar? Examine how to get more out of oral argument from the perspectives of the lawyer and the court. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$105  

What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Jury Decision Making (Aug 2018)

What makes a bigger impression on a jury—your opening statement or closing argument? What causes jurors to conform to the pressures of others and can voir dire mitigate these effects? How do leading questions affect jury verdicts? These are just some of the questions cognitive science can help answer. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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$55  

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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$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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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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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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$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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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$45  

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