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Courses purchased through UnitedCLE.com are provided and fully accredited by The National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, designated as an "Accredited Sponsor" by the State Bar of Texas, Sponsor #12539. To view NACLE’s accreditation details, please click here.

  • Description: The reasonableness of a claims adjuster’s conduct is often commented upon by other claim adjusters in bad faith litigation. Similarly underwriters are often used as experts in coverage litigation on underwriting specific risks and the interpretation and intent of policy provisions. But using these types of experts come with some degree of risk as their credibility could be attacked on the basis of previous testimony, relationships with insurance companies or limitations of their experience.... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: The legal industry’s use of social media varies greatly with viewing it simply as a marketing tool for the practice and others tapping into its vast potential. This CLE course will explain that potential and how it can be used more broadly and effectively for marketing as well as research on clients and cases and staying updated on legal trends. The course will offer strategies and resources you can use in every part of your practice. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Storytelling is the powerful persuasive advocacy tool in a trial lawyer’s arsenal. Stories help us to understand events, solve problems and connect to one another. We connect to stories and can communicate through them in a way that is ingrained in all of us. Storytelling can and should be used at every stage of representation and should not get lost in the details of testimony. This CLE course will explain the methodology of storytelling and how it can be used to investigate case fact... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: All white juries continue to be the norm, even in locations with diverse populations. The reasons offered for striking people of color are often trivial and generally fall into the category of “approved race-neutral reasons” which are routinely approved by judges. With this is a growing recognition that Batson has failed to prevent discrimination in jury selection. Some states have adopted other approaches to combat discrimination in selection. This CLE course will review the challenge... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: Clarity is a key element in legal writing. This CLE course, entitled Striving for Clarity and presented by Judge Bob Bacharach, will include discussions of psycholinguistics, oratory, and advocacy to help enhance the clarity of legal writing. The course will address issues such as creating context before details, simplicity of language, linking information in sentences and conveying information in manageable portions. The course will break down legal writing and show how to maximize it... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: With the partisan politics and violence around the Capitol, it was easy to miss the passing by Congress of three new copyright and trademark laws that could seriously impact your business. These include the Trademark Modernization Act, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act, and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act. In addition a draft bull for reforming the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is currently circulating in committee. This CLE course will expl... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Section 508 of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulates a variety of issues pertinent to Website ADA Compliance. This CLE course will explain these issues and the significance and impact of increased accessibility and how that relates to the ADA. With data innovation giving new significance to the notion of equal access for all from the perspective of accessibility for those with disabilities as well as the untapped market they embody, this course will offer the data, resour... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: After 20 years in the field, having worked through 4 different presidential administrations, veteran of immigration law, deportation and removal defense litigation Rahul Manchanda of famed Wall Street law firm Manchanda Law Office PLLC is one of few individuals with the skills and knowledge to guide you through this legal area. In this CLE course he will take you inside the super sub-specialty of Immigration and Deportation defense litigation and trial in situations when opposing coun... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The ever-changing tax world is, once again, changing and preparations cannot be delayed. While the future tax laws under the new administration are impossible to predict with 100% certainty, there’s plenty to consider, especially given that tax proposals can be enacted with a Budget Reconciliation Act, which cannot be filibustered. This CLE course will present the most likely and significant tax proposals and how you and your client can be prepared. The course will cover the major inco... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: It’s been almost a year since the enactment of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE) and practitioners still do not know how the new law impacts their clients, or their strategies and practices for retirement planning. What are the best practices in light of this new law? How do I advise my clients properly? This CLE course will explain the new law as well as offer tools and tips for how to strategize retirement planning and its process with the new law... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Cryptocurrency is changing the financial landscape in many ways. One of those is the issue of hiding assets from divorce court. Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin can be purchased with cash, held electronically without any third party interference and transferred anonymously. This CLE course will offer attorneys a general understanding of cryptocurrency and how it operates. The course will explain how it is held by an owner and offer strategies for gathering information on a spouse’s tran... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Criminal cases are daunting endeavors that are filled with complications. Yet beyond factual analysis and legal considerations are the ethical issues that may arise. This CLE course will explain the ethical responsibilities that every trial litigator may face. The course will present the various ethical considerations that are likely to come up before and during the trial process and these issues should be addressed and handled. Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.5

    Price: $65

  • Description: Even under normal circumstances, the application of ethics during litigation is challenging. But during times of upheaval, with a downward pressure on fees it becomes even more difficult. The current work from home environment also contributes, adding to compliance risk. Where’s the line between lying and exaggeration in settlement discussion? How do we maneuver aggressiveness from opposing funds? This CLE course, presented as part of Frankfurt Kurnit’s Third Annual Litigation Ethics S... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    3

    Price: $95

  • Description: Alcohol isn’t a factor only in DUI cases. Civil personal injury cases may also involve alcohol. The example of the ram shop, wherein a driver who is not visibly intoxicated when leaving a shop is then injured, leaving the dram shop potentially liable, depending on the state. This CLE course will explain how alcohol may play a role in cases and what attorneys need to know about such cases. The legal aspects of the toxicology of alcohol, dram shop cases, blood alcohol level and visible i... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: Offering a quick but complete overview of the civil litigation process, this CLE course will focus on best practices and strategies for young attorneys just starting out. Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them will also be included. And for veteran attorneys, the course works as a fantastic refresher course. Examples will relate to areas of complex litigation though the course itself will not go in-depth into those areas. Read More

    General Credits
    2.25

    Price: $55

  • Description: This course was prepared in conjunction with the National Association for Public Defense. By viewing this CLE by I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor nor viewing this course with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused. I further affirm that I am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights affo... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: In today’s tech-driven global economy, trademarks may be a company’s most important asset. By marketing products virtually, start-ups can quickly reach customers in foreign countries at a click. But how to ensure that a client’s trademarks are protected abroad? And how to do it cost-effectively? This CLE course will explain how to establish and maintain trademark rights globally through an understanding of global treaties. How to craft an effective strategy and enforce and defend tradem... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: This course was prepared in conjunction with the National Association for Public Defense. By viewing this CLE by I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor nor viewing this course with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused. I further affirm that I am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights affo... Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Lawyers are by no means medical professionals, and yet some client representation requires an understanding of anatomy, physiology and biology that is beyond the knowledge base of an attorney. This CLE course will offer the basics on musculoskeletal and neuroanatomy, and an understanding of the anatomical regions and how they may come in to play in expert witness testimony. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Chronic traumatic Encephalopathy cases require advance knowledge of neurology, neuroimaging, neuropsychology and neural science in order to be successful. This knowledge is critical for both direct examination of medical examination and perhaps more importantly for the utilization of generally accepted medical literature which is often referred to regarding medical issues related to CTE. This CLE course will explain these issues, the knowledge required and how it can be used as well how and wh... Read More

    General Credits
    8

    Price: $212

  • Description: The most common ethical missteps are often the most avoidable. Utilizing a variety of risk management tools, practitioners can learn which conduct and practices typically draw the attention of bar prosecutors or clients in order to avoid these potential pitfalls. This CLE course will identify and explain those tools and how to implement them as well as provide an overview on bar investigations and how to best respond to bar complaints and disciplinary letters should they arise should t... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.5

    Price: $65

  • Description: Venture capital has made it possible for many young companies to grow into major corporations. By providing extensive financial and advisory support, they manage to accomplish these goals while sparing them from the scrutiny and disclosure requirements of the public market. Familiarity with the inner workings of capital funds as well as the various concerns they face such as regulatory issues are critical for attorneys. This CLE course will present an overview of venture capital funds... Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: This CLE course will present the impact of COVID-19 on prisons, prisoners and the reduction of sentences as a result. The course, presented by renowned attorney Benjamin Brafman, Esq., will explain the process and forms required to apply for such a reduction, particularly the Reduction in Sentence (RIS) provision. An overview of the various requirements such as the Exhaustion Requirement, and the Extraordinary and Compelling Reasons Requirement will be explained as will how release pla... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: Conversations about race are always sensitive. This is particularly true today and even more particularly when it comes to juries. This CLE course will explain how lawyers should approach issues of race with potential jurors. The course will present the reasoning for why it’s important to have discussions about race and racism, the relevant legal issues and tips and strategies for addressing the issues. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: The Bitcoin network came into existence in 2009 and since then, internet currencies have made incredible strides. Their credibility is such that cryptocurrencies are accepted as secure forms of payment, they can be digitally stored and do not require a bank or middleman. This CLE course will present the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and how they may be a factor in your estate planning. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: While there are never any guarantees when it comes to juries, there are techniques available to trial attorneys looking for a favorable outcome. This CLE course will explain the various approaches and strategies as well as specific wording that can be used to help you win your case. Cross examination techniques that guide witnesses to inadvertently assist your case as well as tips for appealing to jury sentiment through emotional direction in closing arguments will be addressed. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Designed for novice attorneys, in particular those approaching their first trial, this CLE course will provide everything you need to do including ethical obligations, stages of preparation and trial notebook. Strategies, comprehensive files and notes and how to organize it all will be explained so that your first foray into the courtroom will be successful. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: BAR rules and ethical considerations regarding representation or often misunderstood. This lack of information can lead to mistakes that could be costly. This CLE course will explain ethical considerations related to representation and termination and everything along the way. Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.5

    Price: $65

  • Description: A Special Purpose Acquisition (SPAC) requires special consideration. This CLE course will explain how to formulate, file and implement a public offering for an SPAC. Insights, strategies and examples will be used to illustrate the SPAC process. Presented by nationally-recognized and widely published attorney Dan Brecher, who has appeared on CNN, CNBC and countless others, the course will apply to attorneys who represent any type of business entity. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Defendant statements in a criminal trial are subject to rules governing their admissibility. This CLE course will explain the relevant constitutional rights such as the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments and will specifically address the Texas law relating to confession admissibility. The differences between Texas and federal law in this regard will be examined. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Data breaches have become so common they are practically inevitable and law firms are trying to find ways to guard against and respond to them should they occur. With the Ethical Rules of Conduct adding monetary risk and punitive damages, it’s imperative to take steps to protect data and understand the risk you take. This CLE course will explain cybersecurity in a comprehensive manner and offer strategies to protect against data breaches. The course will explain the specific legal and... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: Employment-based green card and visa categories, as well as the recent Executive Orders issues by President Trump, are just some of the areas being impacted by COVID-19. This CLE course will cover this area with a focus on EB-1, EB-2 NIW and PERM-based green cards. Employment-based visas not impacted by the Executive orders, specifically E,O,P,R, TV and J-1 visas will be explained and the process for obtaining approved petitions will be discussed. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Former, disgruntled employees provide many cautionary tales. Illegal appropriation of both tangible and intangible assets are just one of the ways that former employees can cause your business irreparable harm. This CLE course will explain how to protect those assets with Restrictive Covenant agreements such as non-competes, non-solicitation, as well as non-disclosure agreements, trade secret and non-disparagement agreements. The course will also address agreements that cover intellectual proper... Read More

    General Credits
    2.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Asset protection strategies take many forms including insurance, gifting and retirement planning. This CLE course will present the benefits of these types of asset protection as well as single member LLC’s and Charging Order Protection entities such as Limited Partnerships and LLC’s. The course will also offer a comparative analysis of Domestic cs. International Asset Protection Trusts. Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Estate planning can seem a daunting task at any time, but with the COVID-19 pandemic adding both logistical complications and uncertainty, it seems positively overwhelming. This CLE course will guide you through all of the issues that you need to know including health care proxies, beneficiary designations, power of attorney, wills and trusts. The Coronavirus’ impact on the area, both in the practical sense of court closures and the advent of remote will and notary executions, as well as its a... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: With more individuals working from home and more home office services being offered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, cybersecurity has become a top concern. This CLE course will explain the threats faced by lawyers, law firms and government agencies and what you need to know about the security requirements in the New York SHIELD Act taking effect. An attorney’s obligations under this act as well as steps you can take to improve cybersecurity will be addressed as well as how to use Global... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: Even for the tech-savvy attorney, the hidden dangers of email, social media and cloud based platforms may be unknown or not fully understood. This CLE course will identify and explain the risks of these tools and platforms and offer suggested solutions and strategies to minimize exposure. Best practices to maintain vigilance in protecting client data and overall risk management in the context of technology will be presented. Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1.5

    Price: $65

  • Description: Many factors determine the outcome of a trial, but none so much as the jury. Jury selection, or voir dire, can make the difference between success and failure no matter the case. How do you determine what type of people to select? This CLE course will go through each aspect of jury selection to help you determine the process and strategy for an effective jury selection. Communication with prospective jurors, selection process and the relevant legal issues will all be discussed. Read More

    General Credits
    1.5

    Price: $55

  • Description: Regardless of whether you are representing a bank or a client who is a counter-party to a bank, bank regulatory issues may arise. Designed for general practitioners, this CLE course will offer an overview on the complexities of the US banking system and the various applicable laws and regulations. The purpose of the course is to familiarize attorneys regarding the relevant regulators. How banks are formed, what they are permitted to do and other transaction-related issues will be discussed wit... Read More

    General Credits
    1.75

    Price: $55

  • Description: With legalization spreading across the US, the cannabis industry has become one of the fastest growing across the country and around the world. With this incredible opportunity comes a wide variety of specifics and legalities that must be taken into account before starting a venture. This CLE course, presented by Brent Johnson, CEO of Hoban Law Group which is exclusively dedicated to this industry, will explain the landscape and nuances unique to the hemp and marijuana industry. The course wil... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: Elder law, a complex group of interconnected areas of laws, impacts individuals and families as well as the critical decisions they must make regarding assets, retirement, estate planning, trusts, and more. Presented by attorney Aaron Futterman, this informative CLE course will explain the impact of elder law in consideration of legal issues of matrimony, trusts, real estate, personal injury, social security, taxes, and debtor/credit law. Medicare, Medicaid, guardianship, veterans’ benefits as... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The statistics for mental illness and substance abuse are rising nationwide, and yet, compared to the normal population, the statistics for attorneys and law students is striking. The degree to and rate at which they are suffering is increasingly cause for alarm. This CLE course will explain the real-life impact of these diseases on a person’s life and practice. The course will address and how and when to get help and the importance of erasing the public stigma associated with these illnesses.... Read More

    Ethics Credits
    1

    Price: $34

  • Description: The entertainment industry has made true crime a subject of popular fascination. But as production companies look to push the envelope to keep the audience entertained, it’s important to assess the various pitfalls and analyze risk. This CLE course will explain the legal issues surrounding using real-life events for entertainment and how to adapt true crime for a mass audience. The course will review strategies for negotiating with law enforcement including obtaining access and materials. Mana... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

  • Description: The professionalization of college athletes and expansion of legalized sports betting are both areas that are undergoing rapid change. This CLE course, geared toward a general audience, will review and wide array of legal issues and trends in these areas. The course will also cover concussion litigation, dispute resolution, intellectual property and publicity right and the continuously evolving issue of sex abuse scandals. Read More

    General Credits
    1.25

    Price: $29

  • Description: Amidst all the discussion of the pros and cons of social media, one of the more recent developments in the con area is that of internet defamation. This CLE course will focus on how this type of case begins and the various available strategies to resolve it. The most likely perpetrators, motives for defamation and how online free speech may apply will all be explored as well as pitfalls to avoid in bringing such a lawsuit. The course will use existing case studies to analyze potential results... Read More

    General Credits
    1

    Price: $29

Courses purchased through UnitedCLE.com are provided and fully accredited by The National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, designated as an "Accredited Sponsor" by the State Bar of Texas, Sponsor #12539. To view NACLE’s accreditation details, please click here.