First Friday Ethics (March 2024)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Mar 1, 2024

10:00 a.m. to 1:30 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) How to Avoid Malpractice in a Post-Pandemic Legal World Law practice has been forever changed by the Covid-19 pandemic with the widespread adoption of remote work. While “work from home” has been eagerly embraced by many lawyers, it has caused an increase in age-old ethical problems for lawyers. This course is designed to help practitioners avoid conflicts and unintended clients, safeguard client confidentiality, maintain competence, and form better communication habits with their clients, other attorneys and staff. Robert L. Tobey, Johnston Tobey Baruch, P.C., Dallas, TX 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Client Selection, Contracts and Handling Complaints (Replay) During a long career, almost no lawyer can completely avoid conflicts and complaints from Clients. The nature of our adversary system provides many opportunities for stress, misunderstandings and disagreements about how the legal system works – or the client’s expectations.  Many times, these matters can be avoided in the intake process. But when a complaint arises, lawyers need to know how to respond and handle those attorney client disagreements in ethical and empathetic ways. This course takes you through the interview process, the execution of clear attorney fee agreements, maintaining clear communications, and ultimately handling an attorney client dispute. Dozens of great tips, sound advice, and reminders of our fiduciary duty under the Disciplinary Rules. Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law, Austin, TX 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) What Texas Lawyers Need to Know About Human Rights Considerations in Connection to Mega Sports Events (Replay) In 2026 the U.S. jointly with Canada and Mexico are hosting the FIFA World Cup. Houston and Dallas are the two Texan cities that will be hosting games. According to FIFA regulations as part of the bidding process, host countries and Host Cities were required to commit, amongst other things, to their obligations under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and to develop respective strategies. Now, each city has to engage in the phase of human rights due diligence for the tournament, focusing on enhanced stakeholder engagement and the development of a achievement framework for the Host Cities. This presentation explains the human rights due diligence, the human rights framework applicable and the potential areas for legal work. Ariel E. Dulitzky, The University of Texas School of 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!

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How Does the Recent NLRB Memo Affect Texas Non-Competes? (Replay)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Oct 13, 2023

11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (1.00 hr) How Does the Recent NLRB Memo Affect Texas Non-Competes? (Replay) This presentation discusses the Memorandum GC-23-08 issued on May 30th that states, “except in limited circumstances, “the proffer, maintenance and enforcement” of non-compete provisions violates the NLRA because these agreements “reasonably tend to chill employees” in their exercise of Section 7 rights”. Suzanne Lehman Johnson, Lehman Johnson Law PLLC - Houston, TX Zach Wolfe, Zach Wolfe Law Firm - Houston, 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!

Reflections on the U.S. Supreme Court

STUDIO WEBCAST – Sep 6, 2023

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Reflections on the U.S. Supreme Court This presentation situates current debates over the Supreme Court—and potential reforms thereto—within a broader historical context. Stephen Vladeck, The University of Texas School of 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!

How Does the Recent NLRB Memo Affect Texas Non-Competes?

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 22, 2023

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (1.00 hr) How Does the Recent NLRB Memo Affect Texas Non-Competes?  This presentation discusses the Memorandum GC-23-08 issued on May 30th that states, “except in limited circumstances, “the proffer, maintenance and enforcement” of non-compete provisions violates the NLRA because these agreements “reasonably tend to chill employees” in their exercise of Section 7 rights”. Suzanne Lehman Johnson, Lehman Johnson Law PLLC - Houston, TX Zach Wolfe, Zach Wolfe Law Firm - Houston, 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!

Essential Employment Law “Nuts and Bolts” (Live Webcast Replay)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 22, 2023

12:00 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. CT (4.25 hr) Essential Employment Law “Nuts and Bolts” (Live Webcast Replay) This half-day live webcast replay cherry-picks some of the best material from our popular Essential Employment Law course, and provides the perfect overview of essential employment law for HR professionals and beginning employment lawyers: Employment-at-Will in Texas Wage and Hour Law and Common Mistakes Drafting Handbooks and Employment Policies Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing 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!

First Friday Ethics (August 2023)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 4, 2023

11:00 a.m. to 2:30 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: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) AI and Effective Corporate Governance This discussion covers artificial intelligence (AI) fundamentals and business opportunities to utilize AI responsibly and strategically. The panelists also address corporate governance and compliance frameworks to enable boards and business leadership to proactively and effectively manage risks posed by AI. Regina Bynote Jones, Baker Hughes - Houston, TX Ryan D. McConnell, R. McConnell Group PLLC - Houston, TX Meagan Baker Thompson, R. McConnell Group PLLC - Austin, TX 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Ethics: Can We Talk? (REPLAY) Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX   1:20 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. (0.50 hr | 0.50 hr ethics)  Don’t Do It: Legal Temptations to Resist (REPLAY) This presentation is a reminder of the things lawyers are tempted to do, but the Rules of Professional Conduct, Standards of Appellate Conduct, and the good manners we were all raised on prevent. Hon. Tanya Garrison, 157th District Court - Houston, TX 2.00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (0.50 hr | 0.50 hr ethics)  Securing Client Communication (REPLAY) Lisa Angelo, Angelo Law Firm PLLC - Houston, 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!

Religious Accommodation: A Conflict of Rights

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 16, 2023

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (0.75 hr) Religious Accommodation: A Conflict of Rights A Conflict of Rights: this topic explores the meaning of religion under Title VII, the intersection of accommodation claims on the one hand and harassment claims on the other, and the shifting understanding of undue burden with respect to religious beliefs and practices. The session also includes a practical discussion of the competing interests that arise when religion and work meet. Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - 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!

Managing Your Workforce in an Age of Mobility, Flexibility and Generational Shifts (REPLAY)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Mar 22, 2023

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (1.00 hr) Managing Your Workforce in an Age of Mobility, Flexibility and Generational Shifts (REPLAY) Explore the legal, compliance, and employee relations challenges as employees become increasingly dispersed both in terms of geography and expectations, including challenges associated with the rise of remote work, the availability of viable alternatives to traditional employment, and the seemingly growing call for a new understanding of the role of work in life. Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - 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!

What Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Know: How ERISA Can Benefit You

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 16, 2023

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (1.00 hr) What Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Know  The word “ERISA” can strike fear in the heart of even the most seasoned employment lawyer. ERISA (the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) is a complex law with broad application to retirement, health, and welfare benefit plans, including medical travel reimbursement policies. Gain a working knowledge of its basic concepts and learn how to spot issues to help your client avoid potentially severe penalties.   Jessica B. Palvino, Jackson Walker LLP - 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!

The FTC’s Proposed Non-Compete Rule: What Texas Lawyers Need to Know

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 16, 2023

11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (1.00 hr) The FTC’s Proposed Non-Compete Rule: What Texas Lawyers Need to Know Join two frequent litigators of non-compete issues in Texas presenting: What exactly would the FTC’s proposed rule prohibit? How does the FTC define a prohibited “non-compete” clause? How different is the FTC’s proposed rule from existing Texas non-compete law? If the proposed rule is adopted, what will Texas employers need to do? How will it affect Texas non-compete lawsuits? What, if anything, should Texas employers do now in anticipation of the proposed rule? Suzanne Lehman Johnson, Lehman Johnson Law PLLC - Houston, TX Zach Wolfe, Zach Wolfe Law Firm - Houston, 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!

First Friday Ethics (August 2022)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 5, 2022

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) Conflict and Privilege Issues in LLC Member Disputes Greg Sapire, Soltero Sapire Murrell PLLC, Austin, TX   11:10 a.m. to 12:10.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  What Do You Mean I’m a Witness? (REPLAY) Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P., Austin, TX   12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Responsible AI: Ethical Considerations and Building Trust through Transparency, Fairness, Accountability (REPLAY) Wendell J. Bartnick, Reed Smith LLP, Houston, TX Brian Luskey, DISCO, 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!

Non-Compete Essentials: From Drafting to Litigating (REPLAY)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jun 9, 2022

11:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (3.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Non-Compete Essentials (REPLAY) This four-part short course will cover the essentials of Texas non-compete law, covering the entire life cycle of a non-compete, from drafting, to hiring an employee who has a non-compete, to the exit interview, demand letter, TRO hearing, temporary injunction hearing, summary judgment, trial, and appeal. Join moderator Zach Wolfe and other leading experts as they explore:   Part 1: Basics of Texas Non-Compete Law and Drafting the Non-Compete  Part 2: Hiring an Employee With a Non-Compete  Part 3: TRO and Temporary Injunction Hearing  Part 4: Enforcing the Non-Compete: Summary Judgment Through Trial and Appeal    Featuring speakers: (Moderator) Zach Wolfe, Houston; Paloma Ahmadi, San Antonio; Elisaveta “Leiza” Dolghih, Robert Ford, Houston; Dallas; Kendyl Hanks, Austin; Christopher D. Porter, Houston. 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!

Facebook Firings: What Employers and Employees Need to Know About Posting on Social Media (REPLAY)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Mar 10, 2022

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. (1.00 hr) Facebook Firings: What Employers and Employees Need to Know About Posting on Social Media (REPLAY) Explore what employers and employees need to know about posting on social media including: brand protection, invasion of privacy, and more. 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!