Walking through the Minefield: Criminal Issues in Civil Cases - 50% OFF

Legal Area:        Criminal Civil Litigation Trial Appellate
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.25
Registration Fee:        $30.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        10/31/2019
Information:        ONLY $15  Code: SAVE50

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This special CLE program is designed to address common issues arising in parallel civil and criminal litigation, the fifth amendment and its applicability and consequences in civil litigation, and ethical limits using the criminal process as leverage in civil litigation. There will also be a discussion of the applicability of TDRPC 4.04 and its impact on parallel civil and criminal proceedings. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on March 03, 2017.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

    • Criminal Issues in Civil Cases Review and the Bottom Line

    • The Fifth Amendment

    • Consequences in Civil Litigation

    • Act of Production Doctrine

    • 7 Hypothetical Cases and Analysis of Pertinent Issues

    • Stay of Civil Litigation

    • Ethical Considerations

    • Making a Presentation to Law Enforcement: Pros and Cons


    David Isaak, an attorney with the firm of Smyser Kaplan & Veselka L.L.P. David Isaak represents companies and executives in their most serious legal matters: government investigations; white collar criminal defense; and criminal appeals. Recently, David was a key member of the team that obtained a not guilty verdict on Clean Water Act charges against BP’s wellsite leader on the Deepwater Horizon after first securing dismissal of manslaughter charges. David has received professional recognition as a 'Texas Rising Star' by Thomson Reuters (2004-2012), Texas 'Super Lawyer' by Thomson Reuters (2016-2017) and Chambers USA, Texas: White Collar Criminal Defense (Band 2). David has taught a course focusing on public corruption offenses and the FCPA at the University of Houston Law Center and is a frequent speaker on white-collar criminal defense issues. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of North Dakota, and his J.D., with highest honors, from the University of Texas Law School.  More information may be found on his firm's website.

    Karima Maloney, an attorney with the firm of Smyser Kaplan & Veselka L.L.P. During her twelve years with the Department of Justice, she was trusted to handle high-profile official misconduct, human trafficking, and hate crime prosecutions across the country. Karima’s trial work is nationally recognized; she is the recipient of the Women in Federal Law Enforcement’s Top Prosecutor Award (2012) and the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Trial of Litigation (2005). While serving as Deputy Chief and trial attorney in the Criminal Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, Karima routinely investigated suspected federal law violations and managed complex investigations involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives, and Offices of Inspector General of multiple federal agencies. She earned her B.S. from Washington University of St. Louis, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.  More information may be found on her firm's website.


    This course is approved for credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238) and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648). In addition, regular CLE credits for this course may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA. Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation information.

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