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About

UT Law CLE's Labor and Employment Law Conference is the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. By virtually bringing together leading members of the bar, personnel experts, and in-house counsel, the conference offers the timely updates, emerging trends, and the variety of perspectives practitioners need.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Tuesday Afternoon, Apr. 28, 2020
    Presiding Officer:
    Rod Tanner, Tanner and Associates, PC - Fort Worth, TX
  • 1:00 pm
    0.75 hr
    Arbitration Intersects With Employment Law

    Moderator:
    David Schlottman, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX
    Panelist:
    Hon. Alvin L. Zimmerman, Spencer Fane LLP - Houston, TX

    Experienced arbitrators discuss the advantages and pitfalls of arbitration as an alternative to litigation, trends in arbitrating employment cases, interpretation of arbitration clauses, and what both sides can do to reduce costs and make effective presentations.
  • 1:45 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:50 pm
    0.50 hr
    Employee Activism and Workplace Political Speech

    Laura M. Merritt, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

    Analyze legal and practical implications of employee activism and political speech including best practices for employee training, policy development, and navigating related day-to-day workplace realities.
  • 2:20 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 2:25 pm
    0.50 hr
    Texas Citizen’s Participation Act: Recent Statutory and Decisional Developments

    David C. Holmes, Law Offices of David C. Holmes - Houston, TX

    How have recent amendments and decisions affected the scope and viability of the TCPA? What strategies are effective for TCPA movants and respondents?
  • 2:55 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 3:00 pm
    0.50 hr
    Appellate Judge's View of Employment Law Cases

    Hon. Amanda L. Reichek, Fifth Court of Appeals - Dallas, TX

    A mid-level update of employment law opinions from our intermediate courts of appeal.
  • 3:30 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 3:35 pm
    0.50 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Preparing Witnesses: Practical and Ethical Considerations

    Vianei Lopez Braun, Decker Jones, P.C. - Fort Worth, TX
    Joseph Gillespie, Gillespie Sanford LLP - Dallas, TX

    Witness preparation involves both practical and ethical challenges. How do you ensure your witnesses are well prepared and comfortable with the process? And how do you navigate between zealous advocacy and the duty of candor to the tribunal? Gain useful tips from both the plaintiff and defense perspective.
  • 4:05 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Vianei Lopez Braun

Decker Jones, P.C.
Fort Worth, TX

Joseph Gillespie

Gillespie Sanford LLP
Dallas, TX

David C. Holmes

Law Offices of David C. Holmes
Houston, TX

Laura M. Merritt

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Hon. Amanda L. Reichek

Fifth Court of Appeals
Dallas, TX

David Schlottman

Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas, TX

Hon. Alvin L. Zimmerman

Spencer Fane LLP
Houston, 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
f 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.

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