MCLE CREDIT HOURS (2 ETHICS)

Download (0)

Full text

(1)

ESSENTIALS OF

BUSINESS LAW

COURSE 2015

LIVE

Dallas

March 12-13, 2015

Hilton Park Cities Hotel

VIDEO

Houston

April 16-17, 2015

Crowne Plaza River Oaks

MCLE CREDIT | 12.75 HOURS (2 ETHICS)

HOT

TOPICS:

• Corporate Compliance in the 21st Century

• Crowd Funding from Texas Crowds

• How to Successfully Submit a Claim Under a Liability

Insurance Policy

• Selecting Arbitration vs. Litigation

• The Seven Deadly Sins of Contract Drafting

• The Life Cycle of a Business Bankruptcy

• Inadvertent Partnerships

What past registrants had to say:

“Thank you for putting together a great program of speakers.”

“Lots of good information and extremely practical.”

“Excellent two days, well worth the time and money.”

“Well worth the investment, will able to immediately put into

practice some of what I learned.”

(2)

MCLE CREDIT

Thursday

6.75 hours including 1.25 ethics

8:00 Registration

Coffee & Pastries Provided

8:55 Welcoming Remarks

Course Director

Irene Kosturakis, Houston Chief Intellectual Property Counsel BMC Software, Inc.

9:00 Business Case Law Update .5 hr Zachariah Wolfe, The Woodlands Zach Wolfe Law Firm

9:30 Basics of Employment Law: Non-Discrimination and Retaliation Update .75 hr

• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act • Americans with Disabilities Act

(ADA)

• Age Discrimination in Employment Act

• Texas Commission on Human Rights Act

• Hiring and firing

Celina R. Joachim, Houston Direct Energy

10:15 Break

10:30 Employment Law Hot Topics .5 hr Katrina Grider, Houston

Katrina Grider & Associates 11:00 Social Media and Advertising

.5 hr ethics

Al Harrison, Houston Harrison Law Office, P.C. 11:30 Break - Lunch Provided

11:45 Luncheon Presentation: Issues that Arise in the Employment Context .75 hr (.25 ethics) • Vignettes

• Retaliation • Trade secrets Hilda Galvan, Dallas

Jones Day

Kevin T. Kennedy, Houston Law Office of Kevin T. Kennedy, P.C. 12:30 Break

12:45 Corporate Compliance in the 21st Century .75 hr (.25 ethics)

• Does my client need an ethics hotline?

• When is it necessary to hire an Independent Investigator? • Federal sentencing guidelines • Justice department business

prosecution

Moderator

Alexis Keene, Houston Augmentum Group

Panelists

Michael D. Hopkins, Houston Chief Compliance Officer Lyondell Basel

Michael D. King, Austin Chief Compliance Counsel Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. David Philip Whittlesey, Austin Andrews Kurth

1:30 Fiduciary Duty .5 hr (.25 ethics) • Employee/employer

• Partners/Minority shareholders Tyrone Haynes, Houston Steele Law Group

Howard Lynn Steele, Jr., Houston

TexasBar

CLE presents the

Cosponsored by the Business Law Section

of the State Bar of Texas

LIVE

Dallas

March 12-13, 2015

Hilton Park Cities Hotel

Register by February 26th and save $50!

Business Law Section members cansave $75!

VIDEO

Houston

April 16-17, 2015

Crowne Plaza River Oaks

Register by April 2nd and save $50! Business Law Section memberscan save $75!

Tweet about the course!

Include hashtag

#TBCLEessentials

12.75 HOURS (2 ETHICS)

MCLE COURSE NO: # 901304981

Applies to the College of the State Bar of Texas and to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil

ESSENTIALS OF

BUSINESS LAW

COURSE 2015

(3)

dates

the

2:00 Non-Compete Drafting and Litigation .5 hr

• Recent Texas Supreme Court cases providing guidance

• Drennon vs. Exxon Mark J. Oberti, Houston Oberti Sullivan

2:30 Break

2:45 How to Successfully Submit a Claim Under a Liability Insurance Policy .5 hr

• Avoid traps for the unwary

Charles C. “Chuck” Keeble, Jr., Dallas Haynes and Boone, LLP

3:15 Pathological Arbitration Clause .5 hr

David E. Harrell, Jr., Houston Locke Lord

3:45 Selecting Arbitration vs. Litigation

.5 hr

• Pros and cons

• Should we include an arbitration clause/provision?

John R. Strawn, Jr., Houston Strawn Pickens

4:15 How to Stop Litigation Before It Starts .5 hr

Graham Kerin Blair, Houston Principal, Global Disputes Baker & McKenzie 4:45 Adjourn

Friday

6 hours including .75 ethics

8:00 Coffee & Pastries Provided

8:25 Morning Announcements

8:30 Trade Secrets .5 hr

• Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act general overview

• Intellectual property

Joseph F. Cleveland, Jr., Fort Worth Brackett & Ellis

9:00 Walking Dead: Inadvertent Terminations of Business Entities

.5 hr

Elizabeth S. Miller, Waco Professor of Law Baylor Law School

9:30 The Seven Deadly Sins of Contract Drafting .75 hr • Express vs. implied warranties • Disclaimers

• Indemnifications • Limitation of liability

D. Hull Youngblood, Jr., San Antonio Ford Murray

10:15 Break

10:30 Best Practices for Performing or Supervising M & A Due Diligence

.75 hr (.25 ethics) Chris Chaffin, Houston General Counsel, Paradigm 11:15 The Life Cycle of a Business

Bankruptcy.5 hr Seth E. Meisel, Austin DuBois Bryant & Campbell 11:45 Break - Lunch Provided

12:00 Luncheon Presentation: Cradle to Grave - The Impact of Family on the Business 1 hr

Moderator

Heather L. King, Southlake Koons Fuller

Panelists

Michael V. Bourland, Fort Worth Bourland Wall & Wenzel Celeste Lawton, Houston Norton Rose Fulbright 1:00 Break

1:15 Crowd Funding from Texas Crowds .5 hr

• What you need to know if your client wants to engage in crowd funding under the new Texas rule

Carol Mattick, San Antonio Attorney & Counselor at Law 1:45 Inadvertent Partnerships .5 hr

John C. Ale, Houston

Southwestern Energy Company 2:15 Hacking Through a Cyber-Liability

Claim and Related Insurance Issues .5 hr

Mariah Quiroz, Dallas

Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons 2:45 Data Privacy Issues .5 hr ethics

Rose L. Romero, Dallas Thompson & Knight 3:15 Adjourn

Useful

course, all

presentations

will better

my practice;

only regret

that I didn’t

attend last

year.

Advanced Evidence and Discovery

Houston Live April 16-17, 2015 San Antonio Live May 21-22, 2015

Choice and Acquisition of Entities in Texas San Antonio Live May 22, 2015

State Bar College Summer School

Galveston Live July 16-18, 2015

Advanced In House Counsel

San Antonio Live August 13-14, 2015

Internet Legal Research

Dallas Live November 10, 2015 Austin Live November 12, 2015

Advanced Business Law

(4)

TexasBar

CLE.com

TexasBar

CLE.com

fyi

Ways to Save on This Course!

dates

Course Director

Irene Kosturakis ...Houston

Planning Committee

Lawrence D. Finder ...Houston Hilda C. Galvan...Dallas Al Harrison ...Houston Celina R. Joachim ...Houston Alexis Keene ...Houston Carol Mattick ...San Antonio Seth Meisel ...Austin Prof. Elizabeth S. Miller ... Waco Courtney B. Perez ...Dallas F. John Podvin Jr. ...Dallas John R. Strawn Jr...Houston

TexasBarCLE Planning Team

Hedy Bower ... Director of Program Planning Mary McDonald ...Sr. Program Coordinator Deserea Serna...Written Materials Coordinator Denise Steusloff ...Meeting Services Coordinator

Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Ronald L. Chichester ...Chair John F. Podvin ... Chair Elect Irene Kosturakis ... Vice Chair Rick Jordan ... Secretary/Treasurer David R. Keyes... Immediate Past Chair

State Bar of Texas

Trey Apffel ...President Roger A. Key ... Chair of the Board Allan K. DuBois ... President-Elect Lisa M. Tatum ... Immediate Past President Rebekah Steely Brooker ...TYLA President

Reserve Your Hotel Room by

February 18

Hotel rooms have been blocked at special rates on a space available basis. Inform the hotel at the time of your reservation that you will be attending this State Bar of Texas course.

LIVE Dallas

Hilton Park Cities Hotel March 12-13, 2015 5954 Luther Lane Dallas, TX 75225 214-368-0400 $179 single/double

Hotel Deadline: February 18th

The reserved block of rooms may fill up before the deadline. Act now!

VIDEO Houston

Crowne Plaza River Oaks April 16-17, 2015

2712 Southwest Fwy. Houston, TX 77098 713-523-8448

No hotel rooms have been blocked for this video replay.

Meet the “Register By” Deadline and Save $50

because early registrations help us ensure that sufficient course books, seating, and refreshments are available. Course materials and seating will be reserved for preregistrants until the start of the first topic.

Business Law Section Members Can Save $75

by registering by the “Register by” date (thereafter, save $25). Not a member? To join, e-mail sections@texasbar.com or phone 800-204-2222, x1425. Please do not send Section membership payment with your registration fee.

Earn Discounts by Registering Five or More

from your firm or agency. Contact Firm & Group Sales Manager Laura Angle at 512-250-5575 or laura.angle@texasbar.com.

HALF OFF for Attorneys Licensed 5 Years or Less!

You read that right! See the registration form.

Need Financial Assistance to Attend?

TexasBarCLE offers a limited number of scholarships to attend a live course, video replay, archived online class, or webcast, or to subscribe to our Online Library. To apply or to learn more, call Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CT to Sara at 800-204-2222, x1490. Please apply at least four weeks prior to the CLE event.

Active State, County, and Texas-Area Federal Judges, Administrative Law Judges, Hearing Examiners, and Judge’s Staff Attorneys May Attend for Free, Provided:

(1) the course directly relates to the judge’s tribunal’s jurisdiction, (2) the judge is a full-time judge or retired under a judicial retirement system and (3) space is available for all paying registrants. This privilege does not extend to prosecutors, receivers, trustees, other court staff, or persons serving part-time in a judicial capacity. Actual attendance is required to receive course materials.

Parking Information

is subject to change without notice and is not a guarantee of available space. DALLAS: Self-parking is $10 per day. Look for the Event Parking Sign. HOUSTON: Self-parking at the Crowne Plaza Is complimentary with staff validation.

If You Need Special Accommodations to Attend,

please contact us as soon as possible at 800-204-2222, x1748.

Registered But Can’t Attend? Still Earn MCLE Credit

and receive course materials by (1) calling 800-204-2222, x1574 to transfer your registration to a later presentation or (2) taking the course online later, in which case you’ll automatically be sent the course materials. If you wish a refund instead, mail or fax (512-427-4443) your request so that we receive it at least one business day before the program.

FREE TO OUR REGISTRANTS! Online Videos and MP3s of the Topics

will be available to registrants 6-8 weeks after the course. Provide your e-mail address when preregistering to be notified when and how these benefits may be accessed. (Note: Presentation lengths may vary from that which was advertised.) There’s no extra charge; as a registrant, you’re already entitled!

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at This Course or Others?

Contact Julie Marshall at 512-427-1797 or julie.marshall@texasbar.com.

Policy of Impartiality

The State Bar of Texas does not endorse political candidates. When a candidate for public office is included in promotion for or participates in a TexasBarCLE

(5)

5

Registration

Form

W A Y S T O R E G I S T E R

W A Y S T O R E G I S T E R

1

2

4

3

Online

TexasBarCLE.com credit card only

Phone

8

00-204-2222, x1574 during business hours credit card only

Fax

512-427-4443 credit card only

Mail

State Bar of Texas LB# 972298 P.O. Box 972298 Dallas, TX 75397-2298 check or credit card

Registering

five or more?

E-mail Laura Angle at laura.angle@texasbar.com for group discount information.

†Plus 8.25% sales tax on total. Please include sales tax or attach an exemption certificate. Book orders are filled and shipped 4-6 weeks after the live program. A bill will be sent unless a credit card charge is authorized on this form.

For information on audio CDs of course topics, contact our DVD CLE service at 800-204-2222, x1575. MP3 files of topics will be downloadable from TexasBarCLE.com 6-8 weeks after the course.

QUESTIONS?

800-204-2222, x1574 • 512-427-1574

LB

My total is $_____________. I am paying by:

q Check (enclosed) payable to the State Bar of Texas for $__________ q Visa q MasterCard q AMEX q Discover

PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY Account No. _____________________________ Exp. Date _______ Name on card (Please print) ________________________________________________________ Signature _______________________________________________________________________

State Bar Membership No. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

Registrant Name _________________________________________________________________ Firm Name/Court ________________________________________________________________ Address for Bar-Related Mail _______________________________________________________ City/State ____________________________________ Zip _______________________________ Phone ( ) ___________________________ Fax ( ) _____________________________ E-Mail (required for registrant’s PDF download option): _________________________________ A confirmation of your registration will be sent to the e-mail address you provide.

Lawyers licensed 5 years or less take HALF OFF the course!

Dallas LIVE, March 12-13

q Regular Registrant. . . .$495

Take $50 OFF: Register by February 26th

q Licensed 5 years or less, HALF OFF . . . . .$247.50

(No discounts in section 3 may be taken)

Houston VIDEO, April 16 -17

q Regular Registrant. . . .$395

Take $50 OFF: Register by April 2nd

q Licensed 5 years or less, HALF OFF . . . . .$197.50

(No discounts in section 3 may be taken)

I may attend complimentary because I am a (see p. 4):

q Qualifying judge q Judge’s staff attorney

YOUR REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

• Coffee & pastries provided each morning • Lunch included on both days

• Course materials available for download in advance

I want my course materials format to be:

q Hard copy book as well as a PDF download of same (both formats included in registration fee)

q PDF download ONLY so I’ll take $25 OFF

I can’t attend. Just send course materials.

FREE Shipping & Handling

q Course hard copy book $155 (plus tax; see footnote†)

To order a discounted PDF download of course materials (available 4-6 weeks after the course), search Publications at TexasBarCLE.com.

I’m entitled to 1 or 2 discounts on this course

:

q $50 OFF because I’m registering by the “Register by” date at the left. (If by mail, date of postmark will be determinative.)

$25 OFF because (choose 1 box only) I’m a member of the q State Bar College q Paralegal Division

q Business Law Section

(6)

Join

The Section is also active in projects to monitor or develop

changes in laws affecting business organizations and non-profits,

including the Business Organizations Code, the Uniform

Commercial Code, and state securities laws.

One of the largest State Bar sections, the Business

Law Section attracts over 4,000 members from

amongst solo practitioners, all sizes of firms, and

corporate legal departments.

Members receive a quarterly

newsletter and emails on hot topics

for business lawyers, as well as a subscription

to the Texas Journal of Business Law, published

by the Section in conjunction with the South Texas

College of Law to track current developments in

commercial law in Texas.

The Section’s website features links, form documents, and other

members-only benefits. Finally, the Section cosponsors business law-related

CLE programs, offering its members free or discounted registration.

Attorneys in their first two years of licensure and law students enjoy free membership.

Members receive the Texas Journal of Business Law.

Get involved!

business law ad - b_Layout 1 4/15/14 6:26 PM Page 1

State Bar of Texas P.O. Box 12487 Austin, TX 78711-2487

NON PROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 1804 AUSTIN, TEXAS

LIVE

Dallas

March 12-13, 2015

VIDEO

Houston

April 16-17, 2015

ESSENTIALS OF

BUSINESS LAW

COURSE 2015

Figure

Updating...

References

Related subjects :