Hooked on CLE: February 2024

THIS MONTH: Contracting with Third-Party Vendors: Top Risk and Privacy Law Considerations • IRAs In Estate Planning, or Trust Me, I'm an EDB for RMDs After the RBD • Beating the Expert • Running Your Law Firm as a Business • The Unruly Client

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    Hooked on CLE: February 2024
    4 out of 5 stars
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    Always love these.

    Keep subject matter in similar areas of expertise. Administrative Law grouping, Criminal Law grouping, Health Care Law grouping etc.

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Hooked on CLE: January 2024

THIS MONTH: Legislative Update: New Texas Business Courts • EPA’s Latest Grid-Impacting Regulations • Mediation Strategies, Solutions and Lessons Learned • Accessing and Managing Digital Assets After Death • Deal Ethics

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: January 2024
    4.42 out of 5 stars
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    The ethics presentation was one of the best that I have seen.

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Hooked on CLE: December 2023

THIS MONTH: How Does the Recent NLRB Memo Affect Texas Non-Competes? • Common IP Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them • Preparing Witnesses for Depositions • Show Me the Money: Owelty Liens and Equity Buyouts in a Divorce • Working with Your Colleagues: Not Working Against Your Enemies

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: December 2023
    4.15 out of 5 stars
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    IP part was very good. Loans in divorce cases was also great.

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Hooked on CLE: November 2023

THIS MONTH: Reflections on the U.S. Supreme Court • Will Robot Lawyers Steal Our Jobs, and Can They do the Job Ethically? • Developing a Winning Deposition Strategy • Sunshine and Cyber Insurance • How to Cultivate a Better Workplace

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: November 2023
    4.24 out of 5 stars
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    SCOTUS lecture was excellent.

    Entertaining. Especially enjoyed Shane Read. Good mix of topics. I did not watch Reflections on the Supreme Court because I watched and claimed credit for that segment separately.

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Hooked on CLE: October 2023

THIS MONTH: Social Media Hot Topics • Overcoming the Problem Witness • Remote Workers: Not as Simple as You Think • Coexisting with Creative: Primer On Advertising Law • Appellate Practice 101

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: October 2023
    4.12 out of 5 stars
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    The multistate issues don't apply to me. Consequently, I enjoyed the Witness and Criminal Appeal sections best. I did not download the course material before listening. I hope I can still access the materials in the briefcase

    Great appellate stuff. Advertising stuff was insightful

    none- great content and speakers

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Hooked on CLE: September 2023

THIS MONTH: When is Ticketing Like Pork Bellies? Current Legislation on Speculative Tickets and Resale Royalties • War Stories, Trial Tips, and Trial Skills Comparison • Key Trends in Private Company Mergers and Acquisitions • Mortgage Concepts for Family Lawyers • Drafting Contracts to Protect Your Company

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: September 2023
    4.03 out of 5 stars
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Hooked on CLE: August 2023

THIS MONTH: Commercial Contracts and The Most Heavily Litigated Provisions • Reproductive and Maternal Care in an Ever-Changing Legal Landscape • The Monroe Doctrine: The Duty to Defend under Texas Law and When Insurers Must Pay for Counsel • Bad Facts: Making Lemonade From Lemons • ​Protecting Individual Trustees Who Protect Beneficiaries

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: August 2023
    4.16 out of 5 stars
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    good speakers

    they were all good.

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Hooked on CLE: July 2023

THIS MONTH: Client Selection, Contracts and Handling Complaints • Religious Accommodation: A Conflict of Rights • Affordable Housing: Land Use Regulation to Increase and Preserve Affordable Housing  • Demonstrating Value as a Law Department: KPIs and Metrics • Joint Ventures Between Business Entities

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: July 2023
    4.29 out of 5 stars
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Hooked on CLE: June 2023

Session 1: A Lawyer's Duty in a Democracy Under Attack - An examination of lawyers' duty to support the Constitution and democratic principles when they are being challenged.  Session 2: What the Surviving Spouse Needs to Do, and What to Do if They Don’t - A practical discussion of the steps a surviving spouse can or should take when their spouse dies and what to do later if those steps are not taken. Session 3: Medical Staff, Nursing Staff, and Patient Rights in a Post-COVID World - As we move past the pandemic into a post-public health emergency world, hospitals are contending with physician and nursing staffing shortages, changing trends in the use of physicians and advanced practice professionals on medical staffs, increasing violence by patients, and regulatory pressures. The speakers discuss these issues and options for responding to them. Session 4: Artist Rights: The Future of the Copyright Royalty Board for Songwriters - ​This panel discusses the history and future of the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board, the federal agency that sets the royalty rate for the government’s compulsory licenses for songs and webcasting among other. Session 5: Workers’ Comp 101: The Basics of the Workers’ Compensation System in Texas - An overview of the Workers’ Compensation System outlining the responsibilities of insurance carriers, employers, and self-insureds in the administration of work injuries in Texas.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: June 2023
    4.14 out of 5 stars
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    The political slant of the first presentation has no place in mandatory CLE, especially in ethics credits. The copyright discussion was largely an entertaining free for all with knowledgeable speakers. Generally a good collection of presentations. Thanks.

    Interesting presentations in a variety of areas of the law.

    good presenters

    I thought Michael Curry's "speech" was poor. The rest was good.

    Great civics lesson on what lawyers can do for democracy under attack. Surviving spouse lecture was very thorough as far as engagement letters.

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Hooked on CLE: May 2023

THIS MONTH: Geopolitics and Extreme Weather Impacts on the Energy Markets • Bow Your Head and Play: A Discussion on Kennedy v. Bremerton • Sign Right Here: A Survey of Provisions for Your Attorney-Client Agreements • Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing • Estate Tax: Best Strategies for Estates and Gifts Leading Up to 2026

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: May 2023
    4.23 out of 5 stars
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    Please note: Ratings are for sessions 1, 2, 3, and 5. I did not think session 4 was very good.

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Hooked on CLE: April 2023

Session 1: 23 & Me: The Downside of Sharing Your DNA - With the proliferation of Ancestory.com and 23 & Me, people are more curious than ever before about their biological family members, both living and deceased. For people of significant wealth, this can cause problems if someone “out of the blue” claims a right to wealth or inheritance. Using lessons learned from an actual case, this presentation provides tips and best practices for drafting a will and trust to avoid problems, outlines what happens if someone, particularly a high-net-worth individual, dies with or without a trust or will, and describes the expense, both monetarily and relationally, involved in fighting this type of claim. Session 2: Managing Your Workforce in an Age of Mobility, Flexibility and Generational Shifts - Explore the legal, compliance, and employee relations challenges nonprofits are facing 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. Session 3: Top Things to Consider When Terminating a Trust - Terminating trusts can, and should, be done for a number of reasons in a variety of different circumstances. This presentation is going to help you identify those situations, guide you through important considerations when doing so, and provide you with some of the tools you may need. Session 4:  Patent License Issues from the In-House Perspective - Key considerations in several common patent transaction models. The RPX patent aggregation and licensing model. Patent issues in IP agreements include indemnity clauses, limits of liability, IP ownership issues, and forum selection clauses. Session 5: Setting Boundaries with Clients and Colleagues - Using mindset mastery practices to improve attorney wellness by setting boundaries in your work.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: April 2023
    3.98 out of 5 stars
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    Really enjoyed the Managing Employees talk. Gave me lots to think about.

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Hooked on CLE: March 2023

Session 1: Ted Lasso Ethics - Five lessons lawyers should learn from Ted Lasso.   Session 2: NiFTy Uses of NFTs and Other Emerging Technology for Cybersecurity - Blockchains, cryptocurrency, and non-fungible tokens are all components of the metaverse. Explore the use of private and public blockchains, NFTs, and other “metaversal” technologies as part of an information security program as well as cybersecurity considerations that organizations should keep in mind when deploying these technologies.   Session 3: Student Loans - Gain insight into the constantly shifting student loan legislative landscape.   Session 4: Small Crimes and Misdemeanors Related to Aging, Dementia, or Mental Health Issues - A roadmap for attorneys who counsel clients and their families seeking practical resolution of these matters. Session 5: 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. Session 6: What to Do When You Receive a Threat of Legal Malpractice - 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.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2025
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    Hooked on CLE: March 2023
    4.1 out of 5 stars
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    Some highly relevant topics and some not relevant at all.

    Y'all had really good speakers for most of the classes! The Ted Lasso ethics class was fun, a bit different from other ethics classes I've taken.

    Very informative and well presented

    I really loved the Ted Lasso one.

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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: 12/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: January 2023
    4.21 out of 5 stars
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    Some topics and presenters were interesting...

    Very good!

    Great selection of materials

    Nice blend of topics. Items 1, 4, and 6 were especially relevant to my practice. I enjoyed the course.

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Hooked on CLE: December 2022

THIS MONTH: Tales from Trial: The Boeing Case is Shot Down • The Role of the GC: Managing Enterprise-Wide Cybersecurity Risk • Readable Legal Writing • Cross Examination • Get Schooled! Practice and Professional-Identity Lessons from Law School Clinics

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: December 2022
    3.97 out of 5 stars
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    the cross examination seminar was really great. i also enjoyed the round table discussion on the airline simulator trainer and thought the point of view from both sets of attorneys very good.

    Overall it was an enjoyable course with useful topics.

    I thought the Boeing case session was really the standout among these.

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Hooked on CLE: November 2022

THIS MONTH: Do You Know What Your Outside Counsel is Doing to Protect Client Information? • Remedy: Remand, Render, or Retreat? • Recent Development in Sexual Harassment Litigation in Texas • Real Estate Issues in Elder Law • Law Firm Trust Accounts: How to Adopt Best Practices to Make Sure You Stay in Compliance

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: November 2022
    4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Very diverse tooics

    Great compilation of topics

    overall excellent presentations

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Hooked on CLE: October 2022

THIS MONTH: Planning for a Ransomware Attack: Practical Steps for Response Preparedness and Risk Mitigation • The Fundamentals of Early Dispute Resolution • Law in Transition: Recent Developments in Equal-Protection and Anti-Discrimination Law for Transgender People • Beyond Brief Writing • Pro Bono Opportunities for Business Attorneys

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: October 2022
    4.05 out of 5 stars
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    The presentations made for an interesting afternoon.

    Especially appreciated the information on new exclusions from insurance coverage.

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Hooked on CLE: September 2022

THIS MONTH: Employee Raiding: The Evolving Standard • ESG Investing • Last Chance Tax Planning: The Golden Age of Estate Planning Won’t Last Forever (If You’re Not Doing Estate Planning Now, What Are You Waiting For?) • Managing Generational Differences • Drafting Contracts to Protect Your Company

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: September 2022
    3.95 out of 5 stars
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    Tax planning session was particularly good.

    Interesting and helpful to a retiring lawyer with a changing practice.

    great presentation with excellent content. Loved it!

    Had difficulty understanding the second speaker in the ESG presentation. Managing the generations and estate planning programs were excellent.

    Good presentations.

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Hooked on CLE: August 2022

THIS MONTH: Guardianships: Ripped from the Headlines • Title IX: The First 50 Years • When the FBI Comes Knocking (or No-knocking) • Beyond Contract Negotiation: Assessing Risk and Asking the Right Questions • ​Initial Client Meeting Guidance and Resources

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: August 2022
    3.77 out of 5 stars
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    The course was good & offered lots of practical guidance for use in practice. The speaker on When the FBI Comes Knocking was a little dry but overall CLE bundle was great.

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Hooked on CLE: July 2022

THIS MONTH: The Duty of Technology Competence • Estate Planning for Retirement Plans in View of the SECURE Act • Bad Facts: Making Lemonade From Lemons • Handbooks / Employment Policies • What's New? Developments Affecting the Renewable Energy Market

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: July 2022
    4.23 out of 5 stars
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    I really enjoyed the mix of topics and it held my interest and is very useful in professional and private ways.

    First time I've tried a "Hooked On" package... such a diverse set of topics it was hard to find one I really wanted to try, but at the same time interesting to learn about areas far outside my practice area. But quality of each presentation excellent.

    Diverse info

    Great Course

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Hooked on CLE: June 2022

Session 1: Lessons From the Kennedy Assassination for Cross-Examination - If ever there was an event about which witnesses should have agreed, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was that event, but the eyewitnesses could not agree about even the most basic details of what happened in plain view in Dealey Plaza. Why and how do eyewitnesses fail to remember correctly even the most basic details of what they observed? What can trial lawyers learn from discrepancies in witness accounts of famous historical events, including the Kennedy assassination and the sinking of the Titanic?  Session 2: Texas’ Mental Health System: Overview and Local Solutions to Address Gaps - Hear an overview of the public mental health system in Texas and programs developed through the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council’s Crisis Collaborative. Examine the legal basis for this system, the roles of each type of facility, points of access, and funding. Learn how efforts to implement collaborative, local solutions at the cross-payor level have addressed crisis responses and are now attempting to move upstream to address access to care before mental health crises arise. Session 3: Insights into Cryptocurrency for Nonprofits - Join Armanino’s digital assets and nonprofit experts to learn about market trends in cryptocurrency; Bitcoin and how it can diversify your organization’s investment portfolio; and cryptocurrency opportunities for nonprofit organizations. Session 4: Gun Rights: An Overview of the Rights of Landlords and Tenants -  Session 5: Approaches to Privilege During Deposition Breaks - In an age of Zoom depositions, it is more important than ever to understand that different jurisdictions take different approaches the question of privilege during deposition breaks, with some disallowing any privilege at all once the deposition commences and others taking a more nuanced approach. Join Jason Boulette as he explores these different approaches, what they share in common, and where they differ sharply.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: June 2022
    3.95 out of 5 stars
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    Good information as to cross-exam techniques, crypto, and Texas gun rights.

    I loved the deposition break session! Very practical.

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