A Legal Ethics Holiday Season Wish List

It’s the Holiday Season, y’all, and even law firm General Counsels and Risk Managers have Holiday Wish Lists…of what they hope their colleagues already know about the Rules of Professional Conduct and how to apply them. This presentation explores many things that are, no doubt, on those Wish Lists, including a working understanding of the conflict of interest rules, tools to help navigate those rules (like engagement letters and “I’m Not Your Lawyer” letters), the difference between the attorney-client privilege and the lawyer’s ethical duty of confidentiality, and a proper appreciation of the application of the “No Contact” Rule. The presentation also provides some practical tips to help create a culture of sound risk management practices to help keep the attendee from getting on the General Counsel’s or Risk Manager’s Naughty List.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Ethics Issues for Transactional Practice

Non-engagement, disengagement and third party payment of legal fees are ethical issues that often arise in transactional practice. The session considers these and other ethics issues in the context of representing music clients.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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First Friday Ethics (December 2022)

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: (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) A Legal Ethics Holiday Season Wish List It’s the Holiday Season, y’all, and even law firm General Counsels and Risk Managers have Holiday Wish Lists…of what they hope their colleagues already know about the Rules of Professional Conduct and how to apply them. This presentation explores many things that are, no doubt, on those Wish Lists, including a working understanding of the conflict of interest rules, tools to help navigate those rules (like engagement letters and “I’m Not Your Lawyer” letters), the difference between the attorney-client privilege and the lawyer’s ethical duty of confidentiality, and a proper appreciation of the application of the “No Contact” Rule. The presentation also provides some practical tips to help create a culture of sound risk management practices to help keep the attendee from getting on the General Counsel’s or Risk Manager’s Naughty List.  A.J. Singleton, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC - Lexington, KY   (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Setting Boundaries with Clients and Colleagues (Replay) Using mindset mastery practices to improve attorney wellness by setting boundaries in your work. Kiele Linroth Pace, Pacefirm Consulting, LLC, Austin, TX (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Ethics Issues for Transactional Practice Non-engagement, disengagement and third party payment of legal fees are ethical issues that often arise in transactional practice. The session considers these and other ethics issues in the context of representing music clients. Christian Castle, Christian Castle, Austin, TX   (0.50 hr | 0.50 hr ethics)  What You Gotta Know to Combat Implicit Bias This presentation explores the threat implicit bias poses to the concept of equal justice under the law and the moral imperative for members of the legal profession to address it in our law firms, court hearings, and jury trials. It also covers how an implicit bias jury instruction can serve as a de-biasing tool. Hon. Tonya Parker, 116th District Court, Dallas, TX

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.25 hrs | 3.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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    First Friday Ethics (December 2022)
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Website Accessibility Lawsuits

The ADA requires that websites be accessible to those with disabilities. Hear what “accessibility” means for websites and the legal theories behind such suits, and take away effective strategies for dealing with a claim against your client.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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    Website Accessibility Lawsuits
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Acquired Citizenship

Many professionals are so focused on the familiar business or family immigration topics, that they forget to ask about ancestors. Gain insight to tools and examples of what to look for when interviewing a potential client and how to develop and file a citizenship case.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Adjustment of Status/Consular Processing and Waiver Basics 

Answers to clients’ most pressing questions: Can I adjust? Will I have to leave the country? What happens if I need a waiver?

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  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Answer Bar: The Ins and Outs of Commercial Real Estate Loans and Title Insurance

Session 1: Financeability of Documents - Explore financeability requirements for documents in commercial real estate financing. Session 2: How to Lose a Client With 10 Outdated Loan Provisions! - Provides drafting solutions for the most commonly outdated and missing provisions in Texas commercial real estate loan documents. Session 3: What is Negotiable in Loan Documents - Issues, motivations and explanations of the loan document provisions that are typically negotiated in a commercial real estate lending transaction. Session 4: Loan Modifications Session 5: Arrows in the Quiver: Remedies for Commercial Real Estate Secured Loans - Review of potential remedies available to enforce and collect commercial real estate secured loans. What are the requirements? What are the pros and cons? Session 6: FinTech and the Changing Landscape of Mortgage Lending - Fintech lenders have entered the market with a focus on driving efficiencies, technology-first processes, and streamlined operational workflows – all aimed at guiding consumers through a one-stop-shop transaction. Fannie Mae will discuss the ever-changing mortgage landscape and it’s disruption by Fintech lenders. Session 7: Title Insurance Update - Gain insight on what we learned from the recent pandemic and the New 2021 ALTA Commitment and Policies. Session 8: Survey & Title Review: Guidelines, Objections, Solutions, and Closing Instructions - Explore checklists for surveys, title commitments, and exception documents. Gain insight on sample objections, solutions and potential endorsements, and closing requirements. Session 9: Escrow Agreements with Title Companies for Post-Closing Matters - An overview of the role of an Escrow Agent, types of Escrow Agents, escrow provisions of Contracts and the use of Post Closing Agreements. Session 10: Attorney Title Opinion Letters in a GSE World - FNMA has recently followed FHLMC to permit the use of Attorney Title Opinion Letters as an alternative to title insurance in specific and limited circumstances. This presentation will assist counsel to understand what these “AOL” are and what protection they provide. In addition, what are the benefits and criticisms?

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 6.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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    Answer Bar: The Ins and Outs of Commercial Real Estate Loans and Title Insurance
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    More variety in speakers

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Asylum

Review major updates and changes to asylum law and process under the first two years of the Biden Administration. Topics will include updates on the implementation of the new Interim Final Rule on asylum processing, the status of MPP and Title 42, major caselaw changes in the 5th Circuit, and affirmative asylum processing through the Houston Asylum Office.

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Business-Based Immigration: The Current Landscape for NIWs, H-2A and H-2B Visas, PERM

Session 1: New Focus on to NIWs - Entrepreneurs and investors may explore the National Interest Waiver category to pursue permanent resident status. Examine the category and review practical considerations in this option. Session 2: Navigating the H-2A and H-2B Filing Process - A discussion on the ever-changing landscape of the H-2A and H-2B filing processes. Session 3: PERM Labor Certification Updates - This panel will provide practical guidance and updates on PERM drafting trends. Issues discussed will include remote work situations, new SOC codes, good-faith compliance with regard to the Facebook settlement, and relevant BALCA summaries.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 0.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Construction and Start-Up of the First U.S. Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Construction is well underway in Brownsville, Texas, of the first wind turbine installation vessel designed to be Jones Act compliant and U.S.-flagged. Explore progress and challenges of establishing this asset and its support functions domestically.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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    Construction and Start-Up of the First U.S. Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
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Crimmigration (2022)

Learn how to approach and analyze criminal issues of inadmissibility and deportability. Listen to an overview of the categorical and modified categorical approach, review how to apply the approaches to issues that may arise in your cases, and hear helpful and creative practice pointers.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Current Developments in Regulation and Litigation of Demurrage and Detention Practices and Charges

Demurrage and detention charges in intermodal ocean shipping have been a contentious issue for stakeholders and a target of Federal Maritime Commission scrutiny for some time before pandemic-fueled congestion drove demurrage and detention charges to unprecedented levels. An up-to-date overview of new legislative efforts, new regulations, and current developments in investigations and litigation concerning demurrage, detention, and related issues.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Difficult Clients and Our Difficult Practice: Ethical and Mental Health Considerations

Session 1: Difficult Clients and Our Difficult Practice - How do we safely and ethically handle difficult clients and protect ourselves and our staff in our politically-charged practices? Session 2: Mental Health in Light of Difficult Clients and Difficult Practices - How to develop Posttraumatic Growth and be psychologically and emotionally strong when working in the ongoing stress of working with trauma survivors. Review self-care and maintaining balance both professionally and personally.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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    Difficult Clients and Our Difficult Practice: Ethical and Mental Health Considerations
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ECAS Webex and You: Navigating the Immigration Court

This session covers the basics of navigating immigration court through the ECAS system. Tips on how to get the most out of all ECAS capabilities and  hints on how to get old cases uploaded into the ECAS system. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Employment-Based Immigration Basics 

Breakdown of employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant categories; navigating applicable law, regulation, and policy; importance of building strong administrative record; resources for attorneys.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Ethical Issues Facing Immigration Law Practitioners (2022)

Participate in a group discussion about the latest ethical issues facing immigration law practitioners today. Hear how to deal with unique issues that practicing law in the age of COVID-19 have created. A look at the rules and an open discussion for all participants.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr | 0.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Family-Based Immigration Basics: Petitions for Family Members, Visa Quota Systems and Countries Chargeability

An introduction to the family immigration system, who can petition for who, the requirements, process, procedure and paperwork. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Handling Environmental Spills and Claims

A discussion on the environmental consequences of released oil resulting from a vessel collision, including civil penalties and natural resource damages

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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Hooked on CLE: January 2023

THIS MONTH: Remote Workers: Not as Simple as You Think • Identifying Your IP: Why is it Important and How to Protect It • Developments in Real Estate Underwriting Related to Climate Change • Responding to the Government’s Expectations around eDiscovery, Data Production and Ephemeral Communications • Defense and Jury Charges • Mindset Mastery 101 for Attorney Wellness

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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    Hooked on CLE: January 2023
    4.42 out of 5 stars
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Humanitarian Practice and Procedures Update

The panel will discuss updates to policy, procedure, and reality for DACA, TPS, Parole, SIJS and U & T visas. This will include bona fide determinations (BFD) for U visas, work authorization eligibility for SIJS, and the benefits or not of advance parole for DACA and TPS.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2023
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