University of Texas School of Law

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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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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 â€‹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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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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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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$55  

Authentication of Electronic Evidence (May 2018)

Learn how to authenticate electronic evidence without having to rely on an expert. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Hooked on CLE: June 2018 (Apr 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: 5/31/2019

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$99  

Answer Bar: How to Survive a Criminal Appeal (Jun 2017)

Session 1: 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. Session 2: Mandamus - Discuss Texas mandamus law in criminal cases, and explore how the cases are litigated at the appellate level. Session 3: Pretrial Writs: Tips from Both Sides of the Aisle - Learn how to raise, litigate, and defend pretrial writs from both the prosecution and defense perspectives. Session 4: False Evidence, Actual Innocence, 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. Session 5: A Guide To Art. 11.07 Writs of Habeas Corpus and Other State Writs - Hear procedures, issues, and do’s and don’ts pertaining to Article 11.07 and other State writs. Session 6: Nuts and Bolts—Emerging Issues in PDRs - Gain a working knowledge of the procedural rules, optimal structure, and strategies needed to successfully pursue discretionary review, and familiarize yourself with emerging legal issues and trends in the Court of Criminal Appeals. Session 7: The Court’s Charge: Was it Right? Did it Hurt? - Examine jury charge issues that commonly cause error on appeal, including lesser-included offense instructions. Session 8: Michael Morton Act and Brady on Appeal - Explore how to raise and defend disclosure issues in a post-Michael Morton Act world. Session 9: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel - Review how to investigate, develop, and prosecute the most important type of claim in post-conviction litigation, and explore some of the fundamental legal principles associated with it. Session 10: Motions For New Trial - Examine motions for new trial and the rare opportunity they provide to change the course of a conviction or sentence, or alternatively, to develop a better record on appeal. Session 11: Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers - Examine the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$315  

eSupplement to the 28th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (Jun 2017)

Session 1: Legal Writing: Clearly, Using Intensifiers is Literally a Crime - Intensifiers (clearly, obviously, blatantly) show up in briefs from time to time. But are they persuasive, and if not, what can you do instead? Session 2: 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 3: Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative. Session 2: Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers - How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$95  

Hooked on CLE: February 2018 (Dec 2017)

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: 1/31/2019

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$99  

Ethics of Representation in Non-Compete Agreements (Sep 2015)

Session 1: Representing the Individual- Representing individuals triggers numerous ethical issues, such as what documents can the departing employee take, what should the lawyer do if the employee does take documents, how engagement letters differ in non-compete cases, and much more.   Session 2: Representing the Company - Representing employers triggers other issues, such as deciding whether to seek injunctive relief, the constraints on contacting a new employer, and the issues in representing multiple entities.   more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$60  

Ethics: 10+ Tips on Effective Deposition Techniques, 3 Rules of Avoiding Disaster Direct Examination, Depositions, Orders and Disclosures at Trial (Oct 2015)

Session 1: 10+ Tips on Effective Deposition Techniques - Learn how to get the answers you want—effectively and ethically, including the three magic questions.   Session 2: The Three Rules of Avoiding Disaster on Direct Examination - Three tips for getting key witnesses ready to testify, including witness evaluation, witness training and witness effectiveness testing with mock jurors.   Session 3: Use of Depositions at Trial - An examination of the rules regarding depositions and how to use depositions in court.   Session 4: The Paper Chase - It’s not just a movie. Explore the interplay between discovery and trial, including pre-trial orders and disclosures. Exciting? Maybe. Crucial? Definitely! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$75  

Ethics: Developing a Winning Case Strategy, Thinking Clearly at Trial and Preserving Error at Each Stage (Oct 2015)

Session 1: Developing a Winning Case Strategy - Most lawyers litigate a case without ever taking the time to realize what will really make a difference at trial. Learn how to identify the most important issue in your case that will affect its outcome and develop a winning strategy at trial.   Session 2: ​Clear Thinking at Trial: Be Centered, Be Aware, Be in the Moment - Stressed in trial prep and at trial? Inevitable? Yes. Manageable? Absolutely. Learn actionable techniques and tips for yourself and your witnesses in order to stay focused and effective.   Session 3: The Scarlet W: Waiver - Don't get the label. Learn the latest about preserving error at each stage of trial, including evidentiary objections, jury charge issues and directed verdict or judgment as a matter of law (JMOL). Learn how to avoid waiving your argument on appeal.     more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$105  

Ethics: Mediators and Lawyers Talk Resolution in Non-Competes (Sep 2015)

Session 1: Getting It Resolved - Mediators and lawyers talk resolution. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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Ethics: Winning at Trial with Effective Opening Statements, Closing Arguments, Voir Dire and the Use of Technology  (Oct 2015)

Session 1: Winning Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Make them Effective and Ethical - You have one chance to make a good first impression on the jury and one chance to leave them thinking about voting for you—don't waste them.   Session 2: Voir Dire: Finding Your Enemies - Lessons for conducting effective voir dire, such as how to expose a possible bias and prejudice in potential jurors through the use of scaling questions and binary questions on jury questionnaires, as well as the use of five generational issues in jury selection.   Session 3: Beyond the ELMO: Graphics, Models and Much More! - Juries expect to see visual aids and technology in the courtroom. Gain insight from courtroom technology professionals about innovative tools to support your electronic trial presentation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$105  

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: 8/31/2018

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$85  

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: 8/31/2018

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$110  

Hot Topics in Texas State Appellate Practice: Damages and SLAPP Litigation (Jun 2016)

Session 1: Hot Topics in Damages: Commercial and Personal Injury - Explore recent commercial cases that every Texas lawyer should know and the latest trends in what medical expenses are "paid or incurred." Session 2: SLAPP-Happy: The Broad Reach of Texas Citizens' Participation Act Appeals - Review the rapidly developing and proliferating state and federal case law under the Texas Citizens' Participation Act and gain practice pointers in connection with these increasingly common motions to dismiss and appeals. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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$65  

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