First Friday Ethics (February 2023)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 3, 2023

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) A Legal Ethics Wish List (REPLAY) Law firm General Counsels and Risk Managers have 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   11:10 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics)  Protecting Privilege? The Evolving Role of Attorney-Client Privilege in Cybersecurity Incidents and Responses (REPLAY) This session analyzes the advantages and limitations of including outside counsel during incident response. Jeremy Rucker, Spencer Fane - Plano, TX   12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. (0.75 hr | 0.75 hr ethics)  Acting Ethically Even While Seething with Dislike (REPLAY) Here we are, trying to be ethical professionals in the middle of a swirling culture of contempt. It has become very easy to see clients and counsel who disagree with us, not as merely incorrect, but as worthless and defective. How do we function ethically within today’s culture? Together we'll lay out cutting-edge behavioral research, ancient wisdom, current anecdotes, and common sense to create a pathway beyond mere tolerance and co-existence. DeDe Church, DeDe Church & Associates, LLC - Austin, TX 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (0.50 hr | 0.50 hr ethics)  Recent Changes to the Advertising and Solicitation Rules: The Highlights (REPLAY) Comprehensive changes to the Texas Disciplinary Rules governing advertisements and solicitations became effective in 2021. This presentation highlights some of the most notable changes. Jason Panzer, Herring & Panzer, 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!

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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!

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New FTC Proposal and Non-Competes

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 16, 2023

11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (1.00 hr) New FTC Proposal and Non-Competes The FTC announces a proposed rule banning most employee non-competes nationwide. Elisaveta (Leiza) Dolghih, Dolghih Law Group PLLC - Dallas, 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!

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How the Texas ABLE® Program Works with a Special Needs Trust

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 16, 2023

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) How the Texas ABLE® Program Works with a Special Needs Trust Learn about the tax-advantaged Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (Texas ABLE) Program. A savings program created just for Texans with disabilities. This session covers the basics of Texas ABLE and highlights how an ABLE account can be used in conjunction with a Special Needs Trust (SNT) to help Texans with disabilities save and plan for the future and keep certain public benefits.  Vanessa Goodson, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - 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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Fourth Amendment and More: 2022 Technology Case Law Wrap-Up

STUDIO WEBCAST – Mar 22, 2023

1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Fourth Amendment and More: 2022 Technology Case Law Wrap-Up This CLE reviews important recent cases that deal with technology developments in 2022 including: surveillance cases, digital signatures, and Internet-induced human trafficking. Pierre Charles Grosdidier, City of Houston - 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!

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