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Essentials for the

General Practitioner fee

• Electronic Discovery on a Budget • The Fundamentals of Law Office Management • Using an iPad in Your Law Practice, for a Case, and Going to Trial • Boilerplate: How Cut and Paste Can Get You Sued • Legislative Updates: Family Law, Estate Planning, Litigation, and Criminal Law

Course materials available on a USB drive

MCLE CREDIT | 6.5 HOURS (1 ETHICS)

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TexasBarCLE presents

Essentials for the

General Practitioner

Cosponsored by the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Texas Tweet about this course!

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LIVE

Houston

October 18, 2013 Norris Conference CityCentre 816 Town and Country Lane Houston, TX 77024 713-590-0950 FREE and DISCOUNTED admission available! See the registration form.

Friday

6.5 hrs including 1 hr ethics

7:30 Registration Coffee and Pastries Provided 8:25

Morning Announcements Charles H. Awalt, Plano Charles H. Awalt Law Office Course Co-Director

Kevin Mutscher, Brenham Betts, Walters & Mutscher, P.C. Course Co-Director

Houston Norris

8:30

9:00

LIVE

Dallas

November 15, 2013 Cityplace Events Center 2711 North Haskell Avenue Dallas, TX 75204 FREE and DISCOUNTED admission available! See the registration form.

12:00 Break - Lunch Provided

9:45

1:15

State Bar of Texas Update .5 hr Dallas Lisa M. Tatum, San Antonio SBOT President

Using an iPad in Your Law Practice, for a Case, and Going to Trial .75 hr Rick Robertson, Plano KoonsFuller

2:00

Houston Cindy V. Tisdale, Grandbury Law Office of Cindy V. Tisdale

Legislative Update – Litigation .5 hr Houston Craig T. Enoch, Austin Enoch Keever Dallas David E. Chamberlain, Austin Chamberlian McHaney W. Bradley Parker, Bedford Parker Law Firm President, TTLA

Ethics Opinion 611 - Fee Arrangements .75 hr ethics Larry P. McDougal, Richmond Larry McDougal Law Offices Legislative Update - Criminal Law .5 hr Jack Strickland Jr., Fort Worth Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney

10:15 Break 10:30 Legislative Update - Family Law .5 hr Sherri Evans, Houston KoonsFuller 11:00 Legislative Update - Estate Planning .5 hr William D. Pargaman, Austin Saunders, Norval, Pargaman & Atkins

Dallas Cityplace

12:15 Luncheon Presentation: Electronic Discovery on Budget .75 hr Craig D. Ball, Austin Craig D. Ball, P.C. Attorney and Forensic Technologist, Certified Computer Forensic Examiner 1:00 Break

11:30 Boilerplate: How Cut and Paste Can Get You Sued .5 hr Seth Meisel, Austin Streusand, Landon & Ozburn

2:30

Break

2:45

Your Law Practice Today and Tomorrow .75 hr Debra L. Bruce, Houston Lawyer-Coach LLC

Risks of Cloud Computing .5 hr (.25 ethics) Ron Chichester, Tomball Ron Chichester P.C. 3:30

4:00

Adjourn

MCLE CREDIT

6.5 HOURS (1 ETHICS) MCLE COURSE NO: 901274212 Applies to the College of the State Bar of Texas. 2


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Wa ys to Save!

No hotel rooms have been blocked.

General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Members 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.

Course Directors Charles H. Awalt ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Plano Kevin Mutscher.............................................................................Brenham

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.

TexasBarCLE Planning Team Hedy Bower................................................... Director of Program Planning Mary McDonald........................................................ Program Coordinator Yvette Flores.................................................Written Materials Coordinator Denise Steusloff............................................ Meeting Services Coordinator

FREE for Attorneys Licensed 5 Years or Less, Qualifying Judges, and Court Staff Attorneys That’s right! See paragraph below as well as the registration form.

State Bar of Texas Lisa M. Tatum...............................................................................President Cindy V. Tisdale............................................................. Chair of the Board Trey Apffel........................................................................... President-Elect Buck Files............................................................ Immediate Past President Kristy Blanchard...................................................................TYLA President Deborah Bullion........................................................Chair, CLE Committee Gary Nickelson................................................Chair, Board PDP Committee Michelle E. Hunter.......................................................... Executive Director Patrick A. Nester........................................................ Director, TexasBarCLE

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Active State and Texas-Area Federal Judges, Administrative Law Judges, Hearing Examiners, and Their Court 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 the judicial retirement system and (3) space is available for all paying registrants. This privilege does not extend to receivers, trustees, other court staff, or persons serving part-time in a judicial capacity. Actual attendance is required in order to receive course materials. 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

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Parking Information is subject to change without notice and is not a guarantee of available space. Complimentary self-parking is available at both locations. Cityplace Events Center requires validation from State Bar staff.

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If You Need Special Accommodations to Attend, please contact us as soon as possible at 800-204-2222, x1797. For the Cityplace Events Center in Dallas, please call us in advance of your arrival so that assisted parking can be arranged for drivers of handicap-designated vehicles.

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Texas

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; see “FREE TO OUR REGISTRANTS!,” below. 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.

Active

for more than 40 years, the Section devotes its energies primarily to the interests of lawyers who practice as solos and in small firms. Members of the Section Council are active on State Bar committees, task forces, and the Board of Directors. Its members are serious advocates of policies and practices important to small firms and report on issues important to all lawyers.

FREE TO OUR REGISTRANTS! Online Videos and MP3s of the Topics, as Well as PDFs of Course Materials, 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 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 event, the State Bar is not taking a position for or against anyone’s candidacy.

Join the Section for just $20! Visit http://tinyurl.com/ txsections and follow the instructions, or download the form and mail it in.

Policies & Politics that Affect Small Firms

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Registration Form

Essentials for the General Practitioner

Wa ys to Register

credit card only

Online

TexasBarCLE.com

Fax 512-427-4443

Phone

800-204-2222, x1574 during business hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

houston

Registering five or more?

check -or- credit card

Mail

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

State Bar of Texas - CLE LB #972298 P. O. Box 972298 Dallas, TX 75397-2298

Dallas

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MP3s Downloads  of course presentations at TexasBarCLE.com 6-8 weeks after the course. _______________________________ QUESTIONS  800-204-2222, x1574 Austin 512-427-1574

Please print legibly.

REGISTRANT NAME ADDRESS for BAR-RELATED MAIL and SHIPPING ADDRESS LINE 2 CITY

LIVE Dallas  November 15, 2013 Regular Registrant—$75   Licensed 5 years or less—FREE  Qualifying Judge or Court Staff Attorney (see page 3)—FREE

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BAR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER

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SUBTOTAL $________

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COURSE MATERIALS format  Electronic materials (PDFs on a USB drive)  Hard-copy materials (1 notebook)  Both ADD $20 SUBTOTAL $________

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EMAIL A confirmation of your registration will be sent to the email address you provide above.

Payment Method

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  Visa   MasterCard   Amex   Discover    Check enclosed for Make Checks Payable to $___________________

$25 OFF because (choose 1 box only) I’m a member of the:  General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section  State Bar College SUBTOTAL $________  Paralegal Division

State Bar of Texas

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COURSE MATERIALS for non-attendees** Course materials on a  USB drive -or-  Book ���������������� $45 each†

TOTAL $_____________

** Registrants receive access to the PDFs at no additional charge (see “Free to Our Registrants” on p. 3).

Free Shipping & Handling

DVDs  of course videos call our DVD CLE service at 800-204-2222, x1575 _______________________________

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LIVE Houston  October 18, 2013 Regular Registrant—$75   Licensed 5 years or less—FREE  Qualifying Judge or Court Staff Attorney (see page 3)—FREE

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

PDFs  of course materials available 6-8 weeks after the course in the Online Library at TexasBarCLE.com. _______________________________

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TAX $__________

Course Amenities: convenient power strips – bring your laptop, coffee and pastries, lunch buffet, online article link in advance for iPad users to download materials, complimentary internet connection.

SUBTOTAL $________

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