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)
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Access to Justice is becoming even more important in a world where in-person meetings have been replaced by virtual interactions—both creating a new digital divide while also providing more opportunities for pro bono activities.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!

Event Schedule

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

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, Oct. 1, 2021
  • 10:30 am
    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.

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

  • 11:30 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 11:40 am
    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.

    T. Jason Smith, Elevate Services - Houston, TX
    Stephen E. Stein, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
    Mary Brennan Stich, Rackspace Technology - Windcrest, TX
    Scott A. Young, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. - Plano, TX

  • 12:40 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 12:50 pm
    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.

    Abbey B. Garber, Holland & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
    Michelle Kwon, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN

  • 1:50 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Jason Boulette

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

Abbey B. Garber

Holland & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX

Michelle Kwon

The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

T. Jason Smith

Elevate Services
Houston, TX

Stephen E. Stein

Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX

Mary Brennan Stich

Rackspace Technology
Windcrest, TX

Scott A. Young

Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Plano, 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. You must claim your credit online in Your Briefcase, and will then be provided a Certificate of Attendance for your records. 

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 – Oct 1, 2021
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