First Friday Ethics (August 2024)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 2, 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 10:45 a.m. (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics) Lessons Learned From GCs Behaving Badly (Allegedly) (Replay) It is always better to learn from someone else’s mistakes. Examine examples of in-house counsel allegedly (or admittedly) behaving badly—from alleged assaults and slurs to embezzlement—and what in-house counsel can learn from those situations. Discuss examples of in-house counsel allegedly being punished for doing the right thing, and review applicable Model Rules of Professional Conduct, including Rules 1.13 and 8.4. Joseph T. Clees, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Phoenix, AZ 10:55 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics) Ethics and Cybersecurity in the Virtual Practice of Law (Replay) Explore some of the ethical hazards associated with practicing law virtually including unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality and cybersecurity, and the challenges of remote supervision. Anthony Hendricks, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, OK Paige A. Masters, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, OK 11:50 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics) Brady v. Maryland, the Michael Morton Act, and the Texas Disciplinary Rules (Replay) The obligation to disclose evidence comes from multiple sources, including constitutional, statutory, and ethical. This presentation discusses each source and recent, significant cases in the area. Carson R. Guy, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Austin, TX 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics) What We Say and Do Matters…(Replay) Discuss the various approaches to ensuring that clients with disabilities are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve and is ethically required. Gain insight on how to approach family members, clients, and other professionals as well as practical dos and don'ts when handling cases where the client has limitations. Amanda E. Carter, Matthew Harris Law, PLLC, Lubbock, TX Jennifer L. Coulter, Townsend Allala, Coulter & Kludt, PLLC, El Paso, 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!

Previous Studio Webcasts Now Available On Demand

Final Decree as Blueprint for Mortgage Financing: Suggestions for Family Lawyers

STUDIO WEBCAST – Nov 7, 2023

11:10 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. (0.75 hr) Final Decree as Blueprint for Mortgage Financing The language in a final divorce decree can either pave the way to successful mortgage financing or impede the process, whether your client refis or buys. This course covers wording suggestions for best outcomes and also covers a few reasons why both parties should not be left on an existing mortgage after divorce. Brooke Benson, MiMutual Mortgage, Grapevine, 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!

Show Me the Money: Owelty Liens and Equity Buyouts in a Divorce

STUDIO WEBCAST – Sep 6, 2023

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (0.75 hr) Show Me the Money: Owelty Liens and Equity Buyouts in a Divorce Many divorcing couples think selling the marital home and splitting the proceeds is 1) the only option or 2) the option that yields the most money. This course demonstrates why that’s not necessarily the case as it follows a fictitious couple through the thought process related to the marital residence. Brooke Benson, MiMutual Mortgage - Grapevine, 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!

Mortgage Concepts for Family Lawyers

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jul 27, 2023

12:20 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. (0.75 hr) Mortgage Concepts for Family Lawyers This covers the basic parts of mortgage application, assessment, underwriting and approval. The course presenter will also guide the family lawyer through an overview of the loan approval process when the Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP) has joined the divorce team. Brooke Benson, MiMutual Mortgage - Grapevine, 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 (July 2023)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jul 7, 2023

10:00 a.m. to 1:35 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 10:30 a.m. (0.50 hr | 0.50 hr ethics) What to Do When You Receive a Threat of Legal Malpractice (REPLAY) A presentation on the considerations and steps to take when you are threatened with a legal malpractice claim. A discussion of things you should and should not do or say. Patricia Peterson, Texas Lawyers' Insurance Exchange - Austin, TX 10:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics) The Ethics of Practicing Law Remotely (REPLAY) How to ethically navigate the online practice of law post-Covid. Carrie Johnson Phaneuf, Cobb Martinez Woodward PLLC - Dallas, TX   11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Ethics and the Agency Lawyer: Conflicts, Fiduciary Duty, and Confidential Information (REPLAY) A brief refresher and update on these ethical areas, including a discussion of typical scenarios faced by agency professionals. Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX Franklin Hopkins, Germer Beaman & Brown PLLC - Austin, TX 12:50 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics)  Ethical Obligations in Mitigating and Responding to a Data Breach (REPLAY) Over the past decade, legislatures in Colorado, California, Virginia, etc. and regulators in the European Union have promulgated various data protection laws and practices that have caused much confusion to both lawyers and non-lawyers on how to lawfully respond to a data breach. These laws have presented statutory requirements companies must abide by in order to respond to and remedy security breaches, and within these requirements, are ethical obligations counsel must uphold. This presentation discusses the ethical obligations Texas counsel must abide by in order to respond to data breaches in accordance with the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Conduct. Skyla R. Banks, Amplitude, Inc. - Dallas, TX Arielle S. Comer, Ryan Law - Dallas, TX Lillie Jackson, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP - Dallas, 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!