Courses

  1. Mandatory New Texas Attorney Ethics Course

    Since 1996, the Supreme Court of Texas requires all newly-licensed lawyers in Texas (including licensed out-of-state attorneys who are newly-licensed in Texas) to complete a four-hour professionalism course, Justice James A. Baker Guide to Ethics and Professionalism in Texas, no later than 12 months after the date of licensure.

    No other course can be substituted to fulfill this requirement.

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    Dealing with Difficult Clients – What I Can Do to Keep my Sanity?
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    CLE Hours:
    1.00 CLE hours
    Join us for an intriguing and useful panel discussion with two experienced attorneys who will discuss providing you with the best methods and strategies to manage a difficult client. Recorded June 27, 2024.

    Cost: 1.00 Credit or $50.00

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    Ethics Quiz - Recorded May 2024
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    CLE Hours:
    1.00 CLE hours
    Speakers include: Kevin Dubose, Jonathan Smaby. Recorded May 10, 2024

    Cost: 1.00 Credit or $50.00

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    Artificial Intelligence and Legal Ethics – Where is it Taking Us? 2024
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    CLE Hours:
    1.00 CLE hours
    Artificial intelligence is the latest in a long string of technological advances that is rapidly changing the legal profession. You may be wondering: is using AI in your practice ethical? If so, what are the limits? Are there any ethics rules that apply to AI? Join Jonathan Smaby as he interviews one of the foremost experts in the country on the intersection of technology and legal ethics, Dallas attorney and author John Browning. Recorded April 19, 2024.

    Cost: 1.00 Credit or $50.00

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    Civility vs. Zealous Advocacy – A False Dichotomy?
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    CLE Hours:
    1.00 CLE hours
    A panel of lawyers and judges explores how civility does not diminish zealous advocacy but can actually enhance it. Recorded March 15, 2024.

    Cost: 1.00 Credit or $50.00

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    What Do I Need to Know About the New Rules Changes?
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    CLE Hours:
    1.00 CLE hours
    In this free CLE program, we’ll discuss the proposed Rule changes and take questions from Austin attorney and former member of the CDRR, Claud Ducloux. Recorded March 29, 2024

    Cost: $0.00

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    A Conversation with Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program (2024)
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    CLE Hours:
    1.00 CLE hours
    Please join us for an informative conversation with Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program (TLAP) Director Michelle Fontenot and TLAP’s Lead Clinical Professional Alicia Freeman. We’ll discuss with them what TLAP offers, when and how you should seek assistance, and what to expect when you do. Recorded February 16, 2024.

    Cost: $0.00

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    Implicit Bias – How it Affects Your Practice Without You Even Knowing it (2024)
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    CLE Hours:
    1.00 CLE hours
    Our distinguished panel will discuss how implicit bias works, its implications for the legal profession, and what you can do to address it in your professional and personal life. Recorded January 19, 2024.

    Cost: 1.00 Credit or $50.00

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    Grievance and Malpractice Prevention
    Duration:
    1 hour, 14 minutes
    CLE Hours:
    1.25 CLE hours
    Gain expert advice on avoiding common ethical problems from one of the foremost authorities on legal ethics in Texas.

    Cost: 1.25 Credit or $60.00

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    The Road to Hell: How Lawyers Find Trouble
    Duration:
    1 hour
    CLE Hours:
    1.00 CLE hours
    What are some of the most common issues that land lawyers in hot water and what can you do to prevent them in your own practice?

    Cost: 1.00 Credit or $50.00

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    The Noble Lawyer
    Duration:
    1 hour, 22 minutes
    CLE Hours:
    1.50 CLE hours
    Public perception of attorneys is a source of concern for many in the profession. This course explores the issue, its roots and implications.

    Cost: 1.50 Credit or $70.00