View From The Federal Bench: Practice Pointers From The Judge's Perspective

        
  
     
Legal Area:        Litigation Appellate Federal Civil Criminal Trial
Total Credit Hours:        1.00
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $25.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        09/30/2018
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CLEonline.com, together with the Austin Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE course to provide helpful advice and practice pointers for attorneys. Honorable Lee Yeakel, Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, shares his expertise, observations, and experiences from his 13 year tenure as a federal judge. Based on his unique perspective, Judge Yeakel offers many important tips on how to enhance your practice of law and your appearance in court. 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 Austin Bar Association on March 25, 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:

  • Court Appointments, Plea Bargains, and Wiretaps

  • Know Your Court, Know Your Judge

  • A Judge's Advice for the Courtroom

  • Local Rules Breakdown and Practice Pointers

  • Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF)

  • Amendments to Federal Rule 26




The speaker for this course is the Honorable Lee Yeakel, Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Judge Yeakel was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003, to a seat vacated by Judge James R. Nowlin. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 28, 2003, and received his commission on July 29, 2003.


"On October 28, 2013, Yeakel ruled that abortion restrictions enacted by the state of Texas were unconstitutional, in the case of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.[1] Yeakel wrote: "The admitting-privileges provision of House Bill 2 does not bear a rational relationship to the legitimate right of the state in preserving and promoting fetal life or a woman's health and, in any event, places a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus and is thus an undue burden to her."[2] Three days later, Yeakel's order was mostly overturned by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans[3] The part of the law requiring doctors in abortion facilities have admitting privileges at local hospitals was unanimously reinstated by the panel.[3] Only one part of Yeakel's order remained and that part was where the order prevents the state from enforcing the FDA protocol for abortion-inducing drugs in cases where the woman is between 50 and 63 days into her pregnancy.[3] On August 29, 2014, in response to a second lawsuit, Judge Yeakel ruled again that abortion restrictions in Texas H. B. 2 imposed an "undue burden" upon women seeking pre-viability abortions and upon abortion providers, and declared several provisions of the law unconstitutional. Yeakel's rulings were upheld by the United States Supreme Court in June 2016."


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This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Tennessee. 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" (Tennessee). CLEonline.com is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. (These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.)


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