Overview

9:30 a.m. to 12:50 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:

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)
“Trying” Situations for Trial Attorneys: Top Issues and Everyday Practices to Avoid Malpractice (REPLAY)
Dicky Grigg, Spivey & Grigg LLP, Austin, TX
Erica Grigg, Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program, Austin, TX

Explore some of the top issues or common “missteps” that can get small-firm/solo practitioner trial attorneys into trouble, as well as the critical importance of being “selfish” about your own health and fitness avoid malpractice.

10:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) 
The Evolution of the ABA Model Rules on the Unauthorized Practice of Law: Myth vs. Reality (REPLAY)
Ana Ward, InLaw Corp., Austin, TX
Though the ABA Model Rules are intended to serve as a template for states to follow, the Model Rules are neither mandatory nor enforceable.  Model Rules provisions on the unauthorized practice of law have developed in response to social change but the language suggested is rarely followed in its exact form. The disparity between the Model Rules and what states actually require can cause significant confusion leading to the unintentional unauthorized practice of law. This presentation highlights some of those differences to help attorneys avoid jurisdictional traps and gotchas.

11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)
Technology and Ethics: Adapting to the post-COVID Practice of Law (REPLAY)
Jessica Vittorio, The Law Office of Jessica Vittorio PLLC, Frisco, TX

Explore the incorporation of technology into the practice of law in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and moving forward. Jessica Vittorio will discuss the utilization of various types of technologies, and the correlating ethical rules to be aware of as practitioners begin to engage with these technologies in practice. 
 
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!

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, Mar. 5, 2021
  • 9:30 am
    1.00 hr ethics
    “Trying” Situations for Trial Attorneys: Top Issues and Everyday Practices to Avoid Malpractice (REPLAY)
    Explore some of the top issues or common “missteps” that can get small-firm/solo practitioner trial attorneys into trouble, as well as the critical importance of being “selfish” about your own health and fitness avoid malpractice.

    Dicky Grigg, Spivey & Grigg L.L.P. - Austin, TX
    Erica Grigg, Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program - Austin, TX

  • 10:30 am
    Break

  • 10:40 am
    1.00 hr ethics
    The Evolution of the ABA Model Rules on the Unauthorized Practice of Law: Myth vs. Reality (REPLAY)
    Though the ABA Model Rules are intended to serve as a template for states to follow, the Model Rules are neither mandatory nor enforceable.  Model Rules provisions on the unauthorized practice of law have developed in response to social change but the language suggested is rarely followed in its exact form. The disparity between the Model Rules and what states actually require can cause significant confusion leading to the unintentional unauthorized practice of law. This presentation highlights some of those differences to help attorneys avoid jurisdictional traps and gotchas.

    Ana C. Ward, InLaw Corp. - Austin, TX

  • 11:40 am
    Break

  • 11:50 am
    1.00 hr ethics
    Technology and Ethics: Adapting to the post-COVID Practice of Law (REPLAY)
    Explore the incorporation of technology into the practice of law in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and moving forward. Jessica Vittorio will discuss the utilization of various types of technologies, and the correlating ethical rules to be aware of as practitioners begin to engage with these technologies in practice. 

    Jessica Vittorio, The Law Office of Jessica Vittorio PLLC - Frisco, TX

  • 12:50 pm
    Presentation concludes

Conference Faculty

Dicky Grigg

Spivey & Grigg L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Erica Grigg

Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program
Austin, TX

Jessica Vittorio

The Law Office of Jessica Vittorio PLLC
Frisco, TX

Ana C. Ward

InLaw Corp.
Austin, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.

Key Dates

STUDIO WEBCAST – Mar 5, 2021
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