MCLE News for Texas Attorneys: New Programs Accredited for TX Participatory Credit Effective May 10, Including New International Oil & Gas Series

Dallas, TX, April 22, 2010 --( Celesq® AttorneysEd Center today announced some timely reminders and news for attorneys admitted to practice in Texas. Celesq® AttorneysEd Center is an accredited sponsor by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE, and a number of Celesq®’s online programs are approved for participatory credit by the State Bar of Texas.

Celesq®’s new online MCLE programs available for participatory MCLE credit in Texas effective May 10, 2010.

Celesq® announced the addition of new online CLE programs approved for Participatory MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas effective May 10, 2010-April 30, 2010. These programs, which cover Ethics, their new 6-part series on international Oil & Gas contracts, and additional Hot Topics of particular interest to corporate counsel and litigators, include:

· 2004IP Alternative Fee Arrangements in Intellectual Property Cases: Ethical Concerns for Lawyers, from the Celesq®-West IP Master Series
· 1988 Ethical Issues when Conducting Internal Investigations
· 1947 Engel on Asset Protection-2009: Ethical Considerations in Asset Protection Planning

New 6-part series, International Oil & Gas Contracts: Negotiation, Avoiding Disputes, and Dispute Resolution, presented by popular speaker Andrea S. Kramer, a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP:
· 2006OG Part I: Negotiating International Oil and Gas Contracts Given Diverse Legal Traditions and Relevant Contract Terms
· 2007OG Part II: International Arbitration in Oil and Gas Contracts, Focusing on Institutional Arbitration, Ad Hoc Arbitration, and Key Elements of Arbitration Clauses
· 2008OG Part III: Common International Oil and Gas Contracts
· 2009OG Part IV: Traditional Construction Contracts Popular in International Oil and Gas Projects
· 2010OG Part V: Dispute Resolution other than Arbitration for International Oil and Gas Contracts
· 2011OG Part VI: Investment Treaty Arbitrations and the Energy Charter Treaty for International Oil and Gas Contracts

Additional programs in hot topics:
· 2014 Peeking into Employees' Electronic Lives: What Employers Need to Know about How Far They Can Go and What They Lawfully Can Do with the Information They Gather
· 2016 Ensuring Compliance during Bad Economic Times: The Legal Ramifications of Severance Plans and Release Agreements
· 2018 Turbulent Seas for Bank Directors and Officers—Is There a Port in this Storm?
· 2019 Employment and Benefits Litigation in Bankruptcy
· 2027 Disciplining and Discharging Employees Lawfully
· 2029 How Venture Capital Funds Work
· 2032IP Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick—An Expansive View of Copyright Jurisdiction

Upcoming April 30, 2010 expirations of accreditation in Texas for some existing Texas-accredited online MCLE programs.

Last chance to take the following online programs, currently available for participatory MCLE credit in Texas:

· 1847EL Planning and Implementing Workforce Reductions
· 1848EL Best Practices for Managing the Electronic Workplace
· 1849EL Workplace Investigations: Why, When and How to Do Them Right
· 1857IP Celesq®-West IP Master Series: 2008 Open Source Enforcement and Litigation Update
· 1866 Engel on Asset Protection-2008: Recent Developments in Asset Protection Planning: An Overview
· 1870 Preparing a Great Appellate Brief
· 1872 Mistakes to Avoid on Appeal
· 1885 The Ethics of Outsourcing: An Update on ABA Formal Opinion 08-451
· 1886 You Talking To Me? What Lawyers Can Say to—and about—Judges
· 1892 Waiving Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Protection after FRE 502
· 1902 Appellate Law for Trial Lawyers
· 1906IP Celesq®-West IP Master Series: Ethical Considerations for Intellectual Property Attorneys—An Important Update
· 1908EL The New FMLA Regulations: How Employers Can Avail Themselves of the New Tools for Curbing Abuse, While Ensuring Compliance with New Obligations
· 1912 Current Trends in SEC Enforcement-2009
· 1934 Operating Sustainably: Legal Issues concerning Green Building, including Green Leases and Sustainable Development

For details about any of the foregoing programs and a listing of all of Celesq® online programs currently approved for participatory MCLE credit in Texas, go to


About Celesq® AttorneysEd Center
Celesq® AttorneysEd Center (, a nationally-recognized leader in providing high-quality continuing legal education programs to attorneys throughout the United States, focuses on the hottest topics and latest trends in practice areas of particular interest to outside and in-house corporate attorneys and litigators. A pioneer in online CLE now celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Celesq® today offers its programs in a variety of convenient formats, including live web casts, online streaming audio and audio CDs. Contact Sharon Levine Mirsky, Esq., at (561) 241-1919 or for more information.
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