Here's What Texas Attorneys Are Watching Right Now

July 24, 2018

It may be summertime, but attorneys in the Lone Star State are keeping busy. With hundreds of courses to choose from, Texas attorneys certainly have their pick of what to watch.

Here are the top five courses they’re tuning into right now:

  • Advising Your Clients on Aging: How to Plan Ahead Parts I and II. This two-part series serves as a how-to guide for advising your clients on planning for the future. Tune in and take a close look at many of the particular issues senior clients might be facing, such as planning for their independence, naming the appropriate fiduciaries in their planning documents, or managing their Medicaid benefits. Whether watching for a client a relative, or even yourself, gain the practical knowledge you’ll need to prepare for life’s unexpected twists.
  • Dealing with Conflicts. In today’s world of larger law firms, increased globalization, and seemingly endless litigation, the chances of encountering a conflict of interest are pretty high. In this practical program, gain pointers that will help you to avoid conflicts altogether and manage them appropriately when they do arise. Take a deep dive into the ethical rules governing conflicts of interest, and explore how to successfully navigate this very tricky issue.
  • Ethics and Legal Writing Update. If you’re a litigator (and even if you’re not), chances are you spend a lot of time writing. Whether you’re drafting that next complaint or revising your latest settlement agreement, it’s important to keep in mind the ethical rules governing legal writing. Explore the ethical do’s and don'ts in this important program. For example, do not engage in frivolous legal writing but do be sure to cite adverse authority. Tune in for more helpful hints.
  • Real Estate Leasing Issues in Corporate Transactions. Geared towards real estate practitioners, this course identifies many of the real estate due diligence issues that arise in M&A transactions. Become familiar with the factors that are likely to affect the type of your lease, such as the type of transaction or size of an entity’s real estate portfolio. Plus, review common leasing issues that arise in this field, including how to negotiate a lease for a business that is likely to be sold.
  • An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law (What Every Lawyer Should Know). The topic of immigration is all over the news nowadays - but how much do we really know about the subject? This hour-long program provides a fast-paced overview of the basics of immigration law. After this crash course, you’ll be able to identify many of the nuances in immigration law, such as types of visas and common issues that often intersect with immigration law, such as estate planning, income taxation, and more.

Looking for more? Check out our catalog of 500+ Texas-accredited courses. And click here for a breakdown of your mandatory CLE requirements.  

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Written by Angelica Cesario

Angelica is a Program Attorney with Lawline. She graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 2008 and holds a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and a Certificate in Latino and Latin American Studies. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2013 and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Before joining Lawline, Angelica worked as a labor & employment litigation attorney. Outside of work, Angelica mentors a bright and funny high school student and serves on the Board of Directors of the TEAK Fellowship. During her free time, Angelica loves to read, try new foods, and spend time with her wife, daughter, and her dog, Scotty.

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