Overview

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!

Event Schedule

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

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, Aug. 6, 2021
  • 10:30 am
    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.” 

    John G. Browning, Spencer Fane - Plano, TX

  • 11:30 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 11:40 am
    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.

    Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

  • 12:40 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 12:50 pm
    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.

    Cynthia Canfield Hamilton, Employees Retirement System of Texas - Austin, TX
    Jennifer S. Riggs, Riggs & Ray, P.C. - Austin, TX

  • 1:50 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

John G. Browning

Spencer Fane
Plano, TX

Claude E. Ducloux

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

Cynthia Canfield Hamilton

Employees Retirement System of Texas
Austin, TX

Jennifer S. Riggs

Riggs & Ray, P.C.
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 – Aug 6, 2021
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