The Criminal Side: Judicial Ethics - What You Don't Have to Put Up With (Judicial Ethical Violations) *** 50% OFF

Legal Area:        Ethics Litigation Criminal Appellate
Total Credit Hours:        0.75
Ethics Credit Included:        0.75
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        12/31/2018
Information:        ONLY $10 Code: SAVE50

** available at any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through date referenced above **, together with the Austin Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE program in legal ethics. This seminar provides a walk through of the criminal court's side of trying a case. This seminar 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 December 5, 2014. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session. This course is approved for .75 MCLE credit hours in legal ethics.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Ethical Standards

  • Judicial Misconduct

  • The Insider's Perspective: The Courts & the Legal Profession

  • Basic Ethical Guidelines for Judicial Conduct

The speaker for this course is the Honorable Michael E. Keasler, who serves as as a judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and who earned his B.A. and L.L.B. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1969, he was appointed assistant district attorney for Dallas County, where he served for twelve years. He was a senior felony chief prosecutor in the Career Criminal Division and a veteran of over four hundred jury trials. In 1981, he was appointed judge of the 292nd District Court in Dallas and he served as judge of that trial court for over seventeen years. He was chosen by his colleagues to serve as Chair of the State Bar Judicial Section, Chair of the Texas Center for the Judiciary's Board of Directors, Chair of the Dallas County Juvenile Board, Chair of the Dallas County Criminal District Judges, and Presiding Local Administrative Judge. He also served as Chair of the ABA State Trial Judges' Ethics Committee. From 1990 to 1997, Judge Keasler served as dean of continuing judicial education in Texas and instituted the Texas College of Advanced Judicial Studies in 1993. He has been a faculty member at The National Judicial College since 1992, served on its faculty council, and was the April 2002 Robert H. Jackson Lecturer at its General Jurisdiction Course. He is a member of The American Law Institute and the ABA Appellate Judges Conference. He is also a Fellow of the Texas and American Bar Foundations. He teaches judicial ethics, constitutional criminal law, statutory construction, and appellate standards of review nationally. A more extensive biography for Honorable Michael Keasler may be found at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals website.

Texas Board of Legal Specialization Areas
Credit Hours Area

0.75 Criminal Appellate
0.75 Criminal Law


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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