Overview

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)
The Duty of Technological Competence: How to Harness Technology & Protect Your Practice
This session will explore the answers to: what skills do you need to fulfill your ethical requirement to stay current in technology, what are the biggest cybersecurity threats to your practice, what software do you need to utilize to be an effective attorney, and more. We will discuss the American Bar Association’s “technological competence” requirement (adopted in thirty-nine jurisdictions, including Texas) and delve into real-world cautionary tales that demonstrate the necessity of the rule. Most importantly, we will build your technological competence by teaching practical technological skills that you can immediately integrate into your day-to-day practice.
 
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!

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, June 4, 2021
  • 10:00 am
    1.00 hr ethics
    The Duty of Technological Competence: How to Harness Technology & Protect Your Practice
    This session will explore the answers to: what skills do you need to fulfill your ethical requirement to stay current in technology, what are the biggest cybersecurity threats to your practice, what software do you need to utilize to be an effective attorney, and more. We will discuss the American Bar Association’s “technological competence” requirement (adopted in thirty-nine jurisdictions, including Texas) and delve into real-world cautionary tales that demonstrate the necessity of the rule. Most importantly, we will build your technological competence by teaching practical technological skills that you can immediately integrate into your day-to-day practice.
     

    Matthew Murrell, Soltero Sapire Murrell PLLC - Austin, TX

  • 11:00 am
    Break

  • 11:10 am
    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

  • 12:10 pm
    Break

  • 12:20 pm
    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

  • 1:20 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Claude E. Ducloux

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

Jon Heining

Texas Legislative Council
Austin, TX

Matthew Murrell

Soltero Sapire Murrell PLLC
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 – Jun 4, 2021
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Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 31, 2021

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