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New CLE Courses Added!!!

At Attorney Credits, we recognize that we live in a fast paced, ever-changing world.  Every new day brings new inventions, new fads and emerging trends in the practice of law – from utilizing cloud technology to drone law. New CLE Courses: A Practical Approach to 1031 Exchanges A Sneak Peek at the Possible New Rules of Professional Conduct Appellate Oral Arguments: Nuts…

CA CLE: New Ethics Rules Coming to California

Yes, this time it will really happen.  Over a decade in the works, California is very close to finalizing a new set of ethics rules. The latest three-year rules revision effort is nearly complete and the new Rules of Professional Conduct will soon become a reality for all attorneys in California.  The last step is for the Supreme Court approve the new…

CLE Course: Dealing with Cognitive Bias in Trial from Voir Dire to Deliberations

Fairness is a fundamental tenet of the American judicial system. However, no matter how rational and fair people think they might be, all individuals have cognitive biases that effect their judgement and beliefs. These cognitive biases play out in the courtroom everyday across the country and ultimately influence the behavior and decisions of jurors, witnesses, attorneys and judges. Bias & the Legal…

CLE Course on Crafting an Effective Closing Argument

The way that juries process information has fundamentally changed over the last few decades – you can thank Big Bird and YouTube for that. Today’s jurors are less apt to soak up volumes of information that complex cases require. Because of this short attention span, you must be as dynamic as possible to grab the jury’s attention and persuade them to find for your…

New CLE Course on Evidence & Hearsay at Trial: Advocacy and Artistry in the Courtroom

Do you know that attorneys have a super power? Attorneys have the super ability to turn information into evidence. From motions in limine to cross examination, your ability to turn information into admissible evidence (or have important evidence excluded) will have the greatest impact on your client’s success at trial. While the definition of evidence may seem straightforward, preparing and presenting evidence…

TX CLE: New Texas CLE Courses Added

Our goal at Attorney Credits is to bring you the most current and relevant CLE programming that will make you a better attorney. We try to create about 4-8 new CLE course each month to constantly expand and diversity our CLE library. These are the latest CLE courses that we have added for Texas attorneys: Bankruptcy, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Digital…

CLE: Ethical Issues in Social Media and eDiscovery

Social media offers attorneys and law firms the opportunity to build credibility & trust with clients, uncover relevant facts & information about cases, clients and opposing attorneys, and to bring in new business. Unfortunately, social media also creates many new ethical pitfalls for attorneys. Law firms, attorneys, and staff must ensure that their online activities adhere to ethical and professional rules of…

CLE on Voir Google & the Ethics of Jury Selection

When we try a case, our goal as lawyers is to get an impartial jury. But in reality, anybody who has struck a jury knows this is no easy task. During voir dire we must investigate jurors to uncover potential bias to ensure that the jury will be as fair as possible. And our investigation of jurors and jury system itself is…

CLE Course on Understanding the Psychology of the Jury to Conduct a Successful Voir Dire

Jury selection is one aspect of trial practice that seems to strike fear into the hearts of many attorneys. For many reasons, voir dire is often an anxiety-provoking situation for both the attorney and potential juror. One of the golden rules we all learn in law school is not to ask questions we don’t already know the answer to – especially during…

CLE Course: Persuasion & Over-Aggressive Lawyering

The barracuda… the bulldog… the great white – many attorneys compare themselves to aggressive animals to try and convince clients that they are ready to pick a fight on command and defend the claim to the death.  But is this ultra aggressive lawyering style the best approach to take?  Will being the ‘great white’ attorney help you to get the best result…