Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Registration for our latest program is now open! Digital Lawyering and Law Practice Technology: Tools Trends, and Ethics

The practice of law is evolving rapidly, and predictions about its future signal big changes in the delivery of legal services. As clients seek more for less, their demands for greater efficiency, affordability, and transparency are on the rise. As a result, a new model for the delivery of legal services is emerging. The ABA has recognized this shift in the practice of law with recent modifications to the competency standards of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Rule 1.1, Comment 8 states, “a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.” The practice of law in the 21st century belongs to small firms and solo practitioners. Those who embrace emerging technologies and understand its application in the practice of law will be well-positioned to succeed.

The course is free for current students (you must register using your account) and is only $40 for all others. This course is accredited by the State Bar of Texas for for 4.5 MCLE hours, 1.5 hours ethics.

Register by clicking here or use the link the top right of our blog.  Registration closes Monday, February 3, 2014.

Don’t miss out!       

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Day in the Life at The Fred Parks Law Library

If you happened to be on the terrace of the Fred Parks Law Library yesterday around lunchtime you might have caught sight of a special  holiday visitor rappelling down the side of the House of Blues across the street. Fortunately a few of our trusty library staff were there to snap a few photos: