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Thursday, January 28 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Solo Small Firm Section Remote CLE

Topic: Financial Fraud & your Law Firm Speaker: Vu Le. Le Tax Law, PLLC As attorneys, we are often focused on deadlines and client management, which can create opportunities for wrongdoing from within the firm. Annually, employee theft costs US businesses $50 billion, with small and mid-sized businesses accounting for 68% of the total. In this CLE, Vu Le will discuss financial fraud as it occurs in small businesses, particularly law firms. We will cover the elements of fraud, why…

$10 | 0.75 CLE credit hours 

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Thursday, January 28 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Judge Martinez Jones Child Welfare Law CLE Series (Remote)

Topic: Travis County Model Court for Children and Families: Quarterly Collaborative Council Meeting Speakers: Tammy Lee, Region 7 Education Specialist; Honorable Aurora Martinez Jones, 126th District Court Judge This Collaborative Council Meeting will present information to Child Welfare Professionals on new services that may help support the children and families appearing in the Travis County CPS Courts. Additionally, participants will be provided with procedural updates coinciding with judicial transitions for the Travis County CPS Courts and Model Court initiatives for…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

RSVP: CPS.CLE@traviscountytx.gov

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Friday, January 29 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Estate Planning & Probate Section Remote CLE

Topic: Advising Clients with Diminished Capacity: Practice Tips and a Review of Proposed Changes to Rules of Professional Conduct Speaker: Brian Thompson, Hopper Mikeska, PLLC This CLE will discuss issues related to representing clients who may have diminished capacity. We will discuss the attorney’s role and obligations in such a representation, available options when an attorney believes their client may be incapacitated, and proposed changes to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct regarding these issues. 1 hour partic. CLE…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

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Friday, January 29 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Civil Litigation Section Remote CLE

Topic: New Rules Speakers: Kayla Carrick, Soltero Sapire Murrell PLLC; Carlos Soltero, Soltero Sapire Murrell PLLC; Hon. Madeleine Connor, 353rd Judicial District Court, Travis County; Alex Wilson Albright, Alexander Dubose Jefferson LLP Recent amendments to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure related to discovery, service, and expedited actions; further changes to discovery rules that may be coming soon; and proposed changes to Travis County Local Rules. 1 hour partic. CLE Free CLICK HERE to register to attend the CLE. Once…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

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Wednesday, February 3 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Labor & Employment Law Section Remote CLE

Topic: The Biden Administration’s Impact on Employers and Employees: Are We Expecting the Unexpected or Business as Usual? Speaker: Laura Merritt, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. With the Democratic majority in the Senate solidified, and narrowly retained in the House, President-Elect Biden has a clearer path to implementing much of his promised progressive agenda.  As cabinet positions continue to be announced, President-Elect Biden has telegraphed that executive orders and prior practices will be overturned and progressive policies and plans quickly…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

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Friday, February 12 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Members Only Free Remote CLE

Topic: 2021 Rules Vote Presentation Speakers: Lewis Kinard, Chair of the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda (CDRR); Claude Ducloux, CDRR Member; Vincent Johnson, CDRR Member; Brad Johnson, CDRR Staff Attorney Members of the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda explain the proposed amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure and answer your questions. Texas lawyers have the opportunity to vote on the proposed amendments from February 2 to March 4, 2021.…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/members-only-free-remote-cle-2021-rules-vote-presentation-tickets-136493942055

Thursday, February 18 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Solos Supporting Solos

Topic: 5 Hot Topics in Criminal Justice: Pandemic Edition Speakers: Ryan Turner, Executive Director for the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center. To inform attorneys of current issues in the administration of justice during this current outbreak of COVID-19. 0.75 hours partic. CLE RSVP to Joseph Gagen to get the Zoom link.

| 0.75 CLE credit hours 

RSVP: joe@austinwillattorney.com

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Thursday, February 18 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

AYLA Docket Call – Virtual Happy Hour

February Docket Call – Virtual Happy Hour Thursday, February 18 6:00 p.m.

 

Friday, February 19 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Equity Committee Virtual Panel Discussion

History of Equity in the Austin Bar 1970-2020: So Much Progress…so much to be Done The  Austin Bar’s Equity Committee invites you to join this virtual panel discussion featuring celebrated, mature local judges and  attorneys who have faced challenges due to race, ethnicity, and gender and who have persevered to emerge successful in their careers. Photos and statistics from local historical archives will demonstrate the remarkable progress made in fifty years to include and welcome all into the courts and…

 

Thursday, February 25 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Solo Small Firm Section Remote CLE

Topic: Virtual Trials: Tips, tricks, and things to think about when moving forward Speaker: Carl Guthrie, co-founder of the Texas Poverty Law Project Moving from the theatre of the courtroom to the silver screen of the zoom courtroom requires adjustments to every part of an attorney’s trial preparation. This program will bring you lessons learned from a zoom jury trial, and things every practitioner needs to think about when continuing forward protecting their clients’ rights. 0.75 hours partic. CLE 0.25…

$10 | 0.75 CLE credit hours 

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