Ethical Issues Pertinent to Your Law Practice and Legal Malpractice Prevention

Legal Area:        Ethics Professional Responsibility ALL Practice Skills Law Practice Management
Total Credit Hours:        3.00
Ethics Credit Included:        3.00
Registration Fee:        $75.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        11/30/2018

** available any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through end date above **, together with the Houston Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE program that will cover various areas of legal ethics in order to keep attorneys informed and on their toes. This presentation will provide information on how to ethically run your (law practice) business, how to ethically negotiate in the business world, and how to ethically keep the obligations you have to your clients. This seminar will also provide helpful updates in the area of legal malpractice and inform attorneys about important liabilities and prevention. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association on November 05, 2016. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

    • Hot Topics in the Ethical Business Practice of Law

    •    Legal Implications on How to Run Your (Law Practice) Business Ethically: Billing, Engagement Letters, Choice of Cases, etc.

         Good Ethical Decisions Regarding Your Product, Brand, and Marketing

         Ethically Safe Ways to Make Money in Your Practice and Potential Liabilities

    • Ethical Obligations During Negotiations

    •    Lying, False Impressions, and the Standards of Truthfulness in Negotiations

         Analyzing Statements Made During Negotiations

         Right to Remain Silent and the 7 Exceptions

    • Legal Practice: What's New and What's Next

    •    Claims Against Lawyers By Non-Clients

         Arbitration Clauses

         Judicial Error Rule

         Conflicts of Interest

         Data Security and Steps to Protect Against Professional Liability


    The speaker for Hot Topics in the Ethical Business Practice of Law is Michelle Gray, who is an attorney with the firm of Fogler Brar Ford O'Neil Gray LLP. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center and her Dual B.B.A. (Finance & Marketing), summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University. Michelle regularly defends law firms and attorneys against allegations of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty.  An extensive biography for Michelle Gray may be found on her firm's website.

    The speaker for Ethical Obligations During Negotiations is Linda Glover, who is an attorney with the firm of Winstead PC. Linda Glover is a shareholder in Winstead's Energy and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. She represents clients in a broad range of complex trial, arbitration, regulatory and appellate matters. Linda also assists clients with issues arising out of anti-corruption statutes, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act. Among her accomplishments, Linda has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White Inc., 2015-2018, Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2006, 2010-2011, and Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas, 2013-2016,  An extensive biography for Linda Glover may be found on her firm's website.

    The speaker for Legal Practice: What's New and What's Next is Alex Roberts, who is an attorney with the firm of Beck Redden LLP. Education: He earned his J.D. from The University of Houston Law Center, magna cum laude, and his B.A., Philosophy, summa cum laude, from The University of Houston. Among his accomplishments, Alex has been recognized as as a Texas Super Lawyer, a Rising Star, and was recently named to Benchmark Litigation’s nationwide Under 40 Hot List, 2018.  An extensive biography for Alex Roberts may be found his firm's website.


    This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
    These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.

    In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA, or as an "Approved Jurisdiction", such as TENNESSEE. * Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information. *

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