Texas MCLE

New Evidence CLE on Hearsay

Mike will mainly cover the following points on hearsay: Rule 801 & hearsay definitions, forms of non-hearsay and the hearsay exceptions. Mike will also provide numerous memorable hypotheticals so you can think fast on your feet during the trial and practically deploy the Rules of Evidence to your advantage.

Evidence 102 CLE: Testimonial Evidence

Testimonial evidence is a statement made under oath. An example would be a witness pointing to someone in the courtroom and saying, “That’s the guy I saw robbing the grocery store.” Presented by seasoned trial attorney & noted CLE speaker Michael DeBlis III, this third part of our four-part Evidence series will focus on witnesses and testimonial evidence.

Evidence 101 CLE: Relevance & Competence  

In this installment of Mike’s comprehensive Evidence series, he finishes discussing relevance, covers competence and begins discussing witness & testimonial evidence. The main topics covered will be: character evidence in criminal cases, tips for approaching MIMIC evidence, writings & the Best Evidence Rule (BER), competency and lay opinion testimony & expert opinion testimony.

New CLE On Evidence & Relevance

Judges apply the rules of evidence to determine whether to admit or exclude physical evidence, oral testimony & exhibits, and if admitted the jury decides how much weight to afford the evidence. As a starting point, the rules of evidence permit only relevant and trustworthy evidence to be make it in front of the jury. This CLE will focus on specific problems involving logical relevance, character evidence in civil cases and character evidence in criminal cases.

CLE on The Importance of Pre-Due Diligence When Selling a Business

An in-depth review of the pre-due diligence process can maximize business value and ensure a seamless sale and transition. This CLE course presents a proven process that evaluates potential risks, validates investment return and identifies opportunities to enhance business value in preparation for business sale or transition.

CLE on  Using Trademark Law to Protect Your Client’s Brands

Todd Fichtenberg will walk you through the wonderful world of trademarks and trademark law protections. Todd will mainly talk about what every attorney needs to know about trademarks, how trademarks protect brands in today’s marketplace and counseling your clients on trademark registration and protection. Todd will also cover recent case law involving: Starbucks, Mutual of Omaha, Chewy Vuiton, NFTs, Jack Daniel’s, Walmart vs. Kanye West (Yeezy) and Nike vs. StockX.

CLE on Special Needs Trusts for Trustees

A Special Needs Trust (SNT) allows for a disabled person to maintain his or her eligibility for public assistance benefits, despite having assets that would otherwise make the person ineligible for those benefits. These types of trusts are a vital component of estate plans when clients have beneficiaries with disabilities.