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If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Litigating a Product Liability Claim in the Construction Industry: A Texas Case Study

STUDIO WEBCAST – Oct 21, 2021

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (1.00 hr) This CLE presentation explores the complexities of a product liability claim in the construction industry under Texas law. It is based on a series of real lawsuits filed against builders and suppliers of an allegedly defective fiberboard product. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

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Commercial Litigation Funding 101: The Nuts and Bolts for Every Lawyer

STUDIO WEBCAST – Oct 21, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) In this program, Amy Geise and Raj Duvvuri of Omni Bridgeway will introduce viewers to the fundamentals of commercial litigation funding, including common applications, deal mechanics, and financial structures. They will also address frequently-raised ethical questions regarding fee splitting, confidentiality, privilege, and champerty. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

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Advanced Commercial Litigation Funding: Special Considerations for Your Practice Group

STUDIO WEBCAST – Oct 21, 2021

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (1.00 hr) In this program, Omni Bridgeway’s resident experts will address special considerations for practitioners considering litigation funding across four different practice areas:   Intellectual Property: Sarah Tsou will address how Omni selects IP cases for investment and unique pricing and deal structures for IP cases. International Arbitration: Nilufar Hossain will discuss why litigation funding is ideal for international arbitration disputes including the benefits of working with an experienced arbitration funder like Omni Bridgeway. Bankruptcy: Ken Epstein will cover how litigation funding works in bankruptcy and address unique ethical issues related to bankruptcy funding. He will also explain risk sharing arrangements available to insolvent parties working with a funder and explore several case studies as examples. Appeals: Amy Geise will explain how litigation funding differs in the appellate context, focusing on deal structure, risk profile, and pricing. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

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First Friday Ethics (November 2021)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Nov 5, 2021

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The View from 30,000 Feet: Medicaid Myths All Attorney's Should Know

STUDIO WEBCAST – Nov 10, 2021

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Join Stephanie as she explains Medicaid and Medicare mythbusting and challenges common misconceptions about: MERP, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as protecting the home and other assets with Transfer on Death Planning and Couples Planning for Medicaid. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

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First Friday Ethics (October 2021)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Oct 1, 2021

10:30 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. (3.00 hr | 3.00 hr ethics) Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Ethics: The True Cost of Representation (REPLAY) When a client discloses a terrible truth or reveals an unspeakable purpose, what obligations do the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct place on an attorney? What happens when it’s time for an attorney to move on? Explore the unexpected answers given by the Rules using both recent and historic real world cases.   11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Mythbusters and Dynamic Duos: Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Edition (REPLAY) Access to Justice is becoming even more important in a world where in-person meetings have been replaced by virtual interactions—both creating a new digital divide while also providing more opportunities for pro bono activities. Many in-house attorneys believe villainous barriers exist that thwart their otherwise heroic efforts to do pro bono work. Explore some of the most common myths and blast them head-on. Discuss engaging pro bono activities for in-house counsel, dynamic win-win approaches to partner with outside counsel or in-house legal departments at non-profit organizations, and gain a how-to guide to get started and emerge a hero. 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Ethical Issues When Working Remotely (or did Alexa just waive privilege?) (REPLAY) Numerous ethical issues are raised when attorneys, clients, and even courts are working remotely. Examine how you can continue to practice effectively in this challenging environment.    If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Privacy Torts and Statutory Remedies

STUDIO WEBCAST – Sep 23, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (0.75 hr) This presentation provides an overview of common law privacy torts as well as legislative enactments designed to protect privacy and related interests including the drone statute, the revenge porn statute, and other causes of action. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

First Friday Ethics (September 2021)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Sep 3, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. (3.00 hr | 3.00 hr ethics) Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Lawyer Well-Being: TLAP in the Coronavirus Era Join Chris Ritter as he explores tips for how lawyers can maintain wellness during difficult times and how TLAP can help.   11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Ethics Three-Pack: Client Confidentiality, Advertising, and Social Media (REPLAY) Ethically proper social media presence, maintaining client confidentiality, and compliance with attorney advertising rules are three important cornerstones of any successful and ethical law practice. Update your knowledge and avoid pitfalls in all three areas as a result of this fast-paced and informative one-hour roundtable discussion. 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Hey Ho Pinocchio! Slowing Down Our Reflex to Call Someone a Liar (REPLAY) Join DeDe Church in this entertaining yet practical exploration of how we can determine when a witness or client is lying and the best practices for responding in those sticky situations. Often we are quick to label someone a liar these days, but we now know that stress and trauma can cause memories to be stored in a non-linear fashion or to be riddled with blank spots. We'll learn some proven techniques for determining if a person is intentionally lying and the ethical ways to respond without necessarily "outing" them as a liar.   If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Choice of Law and Issues that Arise with Witnesses and Beneficiaries in a Wrongful Death Case

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 12, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (0.75 hr) Join Carlos Soltero as he provides an overview of choice of law and issues that arise with witnesses and beneficiaries in a wrongful death case. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Wrongful Death Damages

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 12, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (0.75 hr) Join Quentin Brogdon as he explores damages in wrongful death cases, representing survivors involving the death of a family member and ways to introduce credible, persuasive proof of damages to preempt the defendant’s argument. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Old Meets New: The 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendments Face The Digital World

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 12, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (1.00 hr) Join Pierre Grosdidier as he reviews six recent court decisions that analyze the challenges that digital world issues, such as, social media, surveillance, digital searches, and access to digital devices, pose to the 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendments. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Getting the Most Out of Your Mediation: Tips to Maximize Your Mediation Time

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 12, 2021

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (1.00 hr) Join Scott Baker as he explores ways to help attorneys make the most of a mediation session and the mediator’s skills to help their clients resolve disputes, topics include: written mediation statements, pre-mediation conferences, joint sessions and opening statements, negotiations, and mediated settlement agreements.  Examples, trends, and caselaw will be discussed and used to provide practical tips and suggestions to attorneys who represent or counsel clients who use mediation to resolve disputes. This presentation is designed to provide useful information to attorneys of all experience levels. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

First Friday Ethics (August 2021)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 6, 2021

10:30 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. (3.00 hr | 3.00 hr ethics) Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection Engaging in online research about prospective jurors can yield game-changing information, but there are ethical risks for lawyers in doing so. Using real world examples from cases and ethics opinions, this program offers invaluable guidance for lawyers in navigating the ethical boundaries of turning voir dire into “voir Google.”    11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Client Relations and Doing Business with Clients: How Far is Too Far? (REPLAY) An overall examination of fiduciary duty, client relations, grievance avoidance and issues which arise when doing business with clients. 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Both Sides Now: When Lawyers Go Too Far (REPLAY) Explore the ethical and practical concerns from the perspectives of opposing counsel. Discuss the strategies for maintaining courtesy and professionalism without compromising the obligation to zealously represent clients. Hear about the ethical challenges faced by government lawyers when adverse parties are pro se.    If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Legislative Update: Texas Franchise Tax, Sales Tax and Property Tax

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jul 16, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (1.00 hr) The 2021 Legislature is reviewing numerous, significant changes to Texas’ tax laws. Many are complicated.  Attend this session to learn about those that become law and their potential impact on your business or your clients’ businesses. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Is Your Bot Bigoted? The Looming Risks of Bias in AI and ML (Replay)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jul 16, 2021

11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Join Heather and Amit as they explore the basics of AI and ML, the challenges in avoiding bias in these technologies, the current landscape of legal claims, and best practices for avoiding liability and harm. Join us to learn about this growing area, even if you are new to the world of AI and ML. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

EBA Presents: The Texas Energy System at the Crossroads

Austin - AT&T Conference Center – Jul 15, 2021

The Energy Bar Association, along with the University of Texas, invites you for a one-day, IN-PERSON symposium exploring all aspects of the lessons learned from the February 2021 winter Storm Uri on July 15th at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, TX. Scholars, business leaders and policymakers in the energy industry will come together from across the political spectrum and industry sectors to spark solutions and focus on the path forward. This TX Symposium is a truly unique opportunity to not only hear, but to also participate in a series of discussions with policy makers and thought leaders with diverse perspectives. Due to the nationwide focus on reliability, attending this symposium will benefit everyone in the industry!   REGISTER with ENERGY BAR ASSOCIATION   Mark Your Calendar! UT Law CLE's 20th Annual Gas and Power Institute Back on October 14, 2021 at the Royal Sonesta in Houston  

First Friday Ethics (July 2021)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jul 2, 2021

9:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. (3.00 hr | 3.00 hr ethics) Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Dealing with Digital Detractors: What You Need to Know About Responding to Negative Online Reviews A lawyer’s online presence and reputation are more important than ever, but what are the ethical boundaries in dealing with negative online reviews? Join John Browning as he uses real world examples from ethics opinions, disciplinary actions, and lawsuits nationwide, providing valuable insight and practical guidance on the best ways to ethically deal with such online criticism. John G. Browning, Spencer Fane, Plano, TX 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Attorney Wellness: Speaking Up, Reaching Out Mental health issues are taboo discussions at the workplace, yet when attorneys consider suicide, it's often a result of work-related stress. Explore real-world tips and information on how to spot a mental health crisis in someone you work with, and what to do once you are aware of a problem. Stephanie Townsend Allala, Townsend Allala, Coulter & Kludt PLLC, El Paso, TX 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) In-House Counsel: Conflicts and Complexities (REPLAY) On a daily basis, in-house counsel must navigate conflicts of interest and attorney client privilege issues that outside counsel do not often face. This interactive discussion addresses common scenarios and suggests paths to safe navigation. Sean Gorman, Bracewell LLP, Houston, TX Kristi H. McCarthy, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, Houston, TX   If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Communication before the USPTO

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jun 18, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (1.00 hr) Join Ira and Matt as they explore how to focus on the practical side of how to conduct one's self with the USPTO in terms of interviews, correspondence and communications. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Navigating Privilege Considerations in Implementing Effective Corporate Compliance Programs

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jun 18, 2021

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (1.00 hr) Navigating Privilege Considerations in Implementing Effective Corporate Compliance Programs Join Alicia and David as they explore how compliance programs can have a variety of purposes and take a variety of forms depending on the nature of a company’s business and the regulatory framework within which it operates. Often times, complying with anti-bribery laws like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other federal and state anti-corruption laws can at one time or another lead to internal investigations. They will also discuss the Justice Department’s criteria for evaluating effective corporate compliance programs, Texas state and federal developments in attorney-client privilege and attorney work product, and practical considerations for the implementation of effective corporate compliance programs.    If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Remote Mediation: How It Works, When It Works, and Tips to Make It Effective

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jun 18, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Join Scott Baker in this one-hour presentation that will cover how remote mediations work and how the Zoom platform works to conduct them, pros and cons of remote mediation, rules for remote mediations, and tips on how to prepare for and conduct remote mediations. This presentation is designed to provide useful information to attorneys of all experience levels who help their clients resolve disputes through mediation. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

First Friday Ethics (June 2021)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jun 4, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. (3.00 hr | 3.00 hr ethics) Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Ethics of Technology in Law Practice: What Lawyers Need to Know (Replay) Consider ethical issues presented by the ever-changing uses of technology in the practice of law including on-line client meetings, meta-cleaning, social media problems and solutions, and your obligation to save information transmitted by texts or other media forms that are not typically auto-saved and archived. Skyla R. Banks, Amdocs, Inc., Dallas, TX Erreka Campbell, Apple, Inc., Austin, TX Nate St. Clair, Jackson Walker LLP, Dallas, TX   11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Ethics Issues and the Legislature (Replay) Every attorney should know the answer to the question, "Who do I work for?" In his presentation, Jon Heining will explore how difficult it is for legislative attorneys to answer this question. In addition, Jon will discuss some general considerations that every attorney should consider when working with legislators and legislative staff. Jon Heining, Texas Legislative Council, Austin, TX 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Elimination of Bias (Replay) So much of the practice of law involves decision-making and convincing others to make better decisions based upon fact rather than emotion. This course is intended to guide attendees to appreciate how they involuntarily make decisions and guide them to recognize and prevent bias. Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law, Austin, TX    If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Internal Investigations: Practices for Overcoming COVID Challenges

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 21, 2021

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (1.00 hr) Internal investigations introduce a variety of complexities to organizations even during “normal” circumstances and those complexities increased severalfold when COVID upended businesses and their ordinary operations. This presentation helps practitioners guiding their clients through internal investigations anticipate and navigate these challenges – particularly those that may be compounded by the pandemic’s impact on business operations. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Employment Law: Accent Discrimination and English-Only Rules in the Workplace in Texas

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 21, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Join Carlos Soltero as he discusses key cases and authorities pertaining to national origin discrimination claims focused on accent discrimination and rules that require speaking only English in the workplace.    If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Employee Monitoring: An Overview of Technologies, Legal Treatment, and Best Practices

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 21, 2021

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (1.00 hr) Join Andrew Jones and D. Lewis Clark Jr. as they describe technologies, legal treatment, and best practices regarding employee monitoring. They will address current and emerging law, with special attention to increasingly common remote working arrangements. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

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