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First Friday Ethics (May 2021)

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 7, 2021

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) Avoiding Malpractice (REPLAY) To reduce your sleepless nights and help you keep your law license, this session will discuss case scenarios illustrating key strategies for dealing with ethical challenges in the ever-changing landscape of immigration practice. Charles Herring Jr., Herring & Panzer, L.L.P. - Austin, TX 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Conflicts of Interest (REPLAY) Using hypotheticals, this interactive presentation will address conflicts of interest that can arise when renewable energy deal participants arrange for a joint representation, enter into a common interest agreement, create a joint venture, or otherwise work together. Tom Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP, Tysons, VA 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Is Your Bot Bigoted? The Looming Risks of Bias in AI and ML Join Heather and Amit as they explore the basics of AI and ML, the challenges in avoiding bias in these technologies, the current landscape of legal claims, and best practices for avoiding liability and harm. Join us to learn about this growing area, even if you are new to the world of AI and ML. Heather Meeker, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Menlo Park, CA Amit Itai, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Menlo Park, CA 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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Internal Investigations: Practices for Overcoming COVID Challenges

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 21, 2021

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (1.00 hr) Internal investigations introduce a variety of complexities to organizations even during “normal” circumstances and those complexities increased severalfold when COVID upended businesses and their ordinary operations. This presentation helps practitioners guiding their clients through internal investigations anticipate and navigate these challenges – particularly those that may be compounded by the pandemic’s impact on business operations. 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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Employment Law: Accent Discrimination and English-Only Rules in the Workplace in Texas

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 21, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Join Carlos Soltero as he discusses key cases and authorities pertaining to national origin discrimination claims focused on accent discrimination and rules that require speaking only English in the workplace.    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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Employee Monitoring: An Overview of Technologies, Legal Treatment, and Best Practices

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 21, 2021

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (1.00 hr) Join Andrew Jones and D. Lewis Clark Jr. as they describe technologies, legal treatment, and best practices regarding employee monitoring. They will address current and emerging law, with special attention to increasingly common remote working arrangements. 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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Facebook Firings: What Employers and Employees Need to Know About Posting on Social Media

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 21, 2021

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Join Vista and Nicole as they 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!

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First Friday Ethics (June 2021)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jun 4, 2021

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) The Duty of Technological Competence: How to Harness Technology & Protect Your Practice This session will explore the answers to: what skills do you need to fulfill your ethical requirement to stay current in technology, what are the biggest cybersecurity threats to your practice, what software do you need to utilize to be an effective attorney, and more. We will discuss the American Bar Association’s “technological competence” requirement (adopted in thirty-nine jurisdictions, including Texas) and delve into real-world cautionary tales that demonstrate the necessity of the rule. Most importantly, we will build your technological competence by teaching practical technological skills that you can immediately integrate into your day-to-day practice.   11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Ethics Issues and the Legislature (Replay) Every attorney should know the answer to the question, "Who do I work for?" In his presentation, Jon Heining will explore how difficult it is for legislative attorneys to answer this question. In addition, Jon will discuss some general considerations that every attorney should consider when working with legislators and legislative staff. Jon Heining, Texas Legislative Council, Austin, TX 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Elimination of Bias (Replay) So much of the practice of law involves decision-making and convincing others to make better decisions based upon fact rather than emotion. This course is intended to guide attendees to appreciate how they involuntarily make decisions and guide them to recognize and prevent bias. Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at 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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Legislative Update: Texas Franchise Tax, Sales Tax and Property Tax

STUDIO WEBCAST – Jul 16, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (1.00 hr) The 2021 Legislature is reviewing numerous, significant changes to Texas’ tax laws. Many are complicated.  Attend this session to learn about those that become law and their potential impact on your business or your clients’ businesses. 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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Previous Studio Webcasts Now Available On Demand

Essentials on Texas Sales Tax for the Construction Industry

STUDIO WEBCAST – Mar 1, 2021

9:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. (4.25 hr) This four-part short course will cover the essentials of Texas Sales Tax for the Construction Industry. Join speakers Jimmy Marten and Allison Cunningham as they explore:   Part 1: Overview; Texas Sales and Use Tax Rules This session provides background on how the Texas sales & use tax, TERP surcharge tax, the motor vehicle and motor fuels tax rules generally apply to the construction industry.      Part 1: Overview; Texas Sales and Use Tax Rules - Continued This session provides background on how the Texas sales & use tax, TERP surcharge tax, the motor vehicle and motor fuels tax rules generally apply to the construction industry.    Part 2: Sales and Use Tax Exemptions; Construction Industry Principles This session discusses how the Texas tax laws exempt various components of the work performed in the construction industry as well as how the pricing terms of contracts (lump-sum v separated) may generate different sales tax consequences for same types of work.    Part 3: Site Development; Commercial Property Repairs and Remodeling This session reviews the development of a residential neighborhood and the sales tax consequences of various phases of work, including site development, erosion control measures, utility infrastructures, common areas, new home construction and more.  We also discuss the rules and review examples of commercial real property construction and how to distinguish between taxable and non-taxable contracts.   Part 4: Tax-Exempt Jobs; Performing Work in Declared Disaster Areas This session discusses how the sales tax rules apply to construction work for tax-exempt entities, such as churches, schools, the Texas highway department, etc.  We review the water-related exemption rules for MUDs and other providers.  We also discuss the unique sales tax rules applicable to contractors who rebuild in governmental declared disaster areas. Featuring speakers:  Jimmy Martens, Martens, Todd & Leonard, Austin, TX Allison Cunningham, Martens, Todd & Leonard, 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!

First Friday Ethics (February 2021)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 5, 2021

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 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: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Greed is[n't] Good (REPLAY) F. Daniel Knight, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, Houston, TX Using a series of case studies, explore the ethical obligations and fiduciary duties owed by lawyers to clients and how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are implicated in each. 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Too Many Entities Thomas H. Watkins, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX As more “deals” are put together, more entities are used to facilitate the “deal." Assess the huge liability risk for clients and lawyers if litigation is the end result. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EPC Aspects of Renewable Energy Projects and Human Rights Implications (REPLAY) Karla Pascarella, Flatiron Construction, Austin, TX Join Karla as she explores the EPC Aspects of Renewable Energy Projects and Human Rights Implications.   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!

Advising Employers on Occupational Safety Risks, Prevention and Responding to Workplace Accidents

STUDIO WEBCAST – Nov 18, 2019

November 18, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (1.00 hr MCLE)   Join Jacqueline Montejano as she discusses what causes have led Texas to the unwelcome distinction of leading the nation in work-related fatalities. Come away with best practices for preventing and responding to workplace accidents.  If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recorded eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

Construction Defect Cases

STUDIO WEBCAST – Oct 2, 2019

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