About William R Newman

William R Newman

William R Newman

Title: University Professor & President of Barristers Educational Services

Firm/Company: The University of Southern Mississippi


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Billy Newman practiced law full-time for many years and now devotes the bulk of his time as a full-time professor at The University of Southern Mississippi. Billy founded Barristers in 1994.  His years of practice and his academic duties at the University contribute to the innovative Barristers approach to CLE.  He is also the originator of the "Trivia Challenge," the popular trivia contests that are a staple at every live Barristers seminar.

Billy began his career in Jackson, Mississippi at Thomas, Price, Alston, Jones and Davis, where he led an active practice in complex commercial litigation, business entities, Wills and estates, and general business law.

Billy received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from The University of Southern Mississippi where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame and where he received the coveted "Silver Bowl Award for the Top Graduating Scholar."  He then earned his law degree at the University of Mississippi School of Law where he was an Eastland Scholar, Articles Editor of the law review, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and president of the student body.

Billy is the proud father of two sons. Oldest son Will is a graduate and Presidential Scholar of Tulane University and the graduate school at The University of Southern Mississippi. Proficient in several languages, Will has worked as a teacher in Chengdu, China, and is now teaching in Melbourne, Australia.  Billy's younger son Sam graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi, and is now a first-year law student!  Nonetheless, Sam, an accomplished musician and perfomer, still takes time to perform with his band, Mississippi Moonlight, across the South. Billy lives in Hattiesburg with his wife, Charissa, and their Jack Russell terrier, Winnie.


Upcoming In-Person Seminars at Barristers

Basic Wills & Trusts Drafting in Tennessee

Date/Location: December 6th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central in Nashville, TN

7 Hours of CLE Credit. Our most popular course! Practical step-by-step discussion of the "nuts & bolts" of drafting basic Wills and trusts. Includes 100 pages of Will and trust forms!

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Recent Developments in Alabama Law

Date/Location: December 10th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central in Birmingham, AL

Fast-paced "Year-in-Review" update course - A look at new case law, new statutes, and emerging trends in 14 different areas of law.

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Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2019

Date/Location: December 11th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central in Nashville, TN

7 Hours of CLE. An all-new 2019 edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new developments in the law & law practice!

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Trial Practice Toolkit

Date/Location: December 17th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central in Nashville, TN

A 7-Hour In-Person Seminar (with 2 hours of ethics). Practical discussions on a diverse range of topics for lawyers who litigate!

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Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2019

Date/Location: December 18th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central in Memphis, TN

7 Hours of CLE. An all-new 2019 edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new developments in the law & law practice!

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Recent Developments in Tennessee Law

Date/Location: December 27th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central in Nashville, TN

7 Hours of CLE Credit! Fast-paced "Year-in-Review" course - A look at new case law, new statutes, and emerging trends in 14 different areas of law.

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Basic Skills for Everyday Law Practice

Date/Location: July 9th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Jackson, MS

A NEW and uber-practical course designed to aid in the transition from the theory of law school to the realities of law practice. Approved as "Rule 3 CLE" for New Lawyers (but old AND new lawyers are all welcome!)

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Recent Developments in Mississippi Law

Date/Location: July 10th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Natchez, MS

Mississippi's most comprehensive "update" CLE course - now in its 26th year!

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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All-Time

Date/Location: July 14th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Jackson, MS

This innovative CLE experience presents practical lessons from 80 years of great "lawyer" movies !

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Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2020

Date/Location: July 15th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Cleveland, MS

An all-new 2020 edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new trends in the law & law practice!

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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All-Time

Date/Location: July 17th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Oxford, MS

This innovative CLE experience presents practical lessons from 80 years of great "lawyer" movies !

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Recent Developments in Mississippi Law

Date/Location: July 20th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Clarksdale, MS

Mississippi's most comprehensive "update" CLE course - now in its 26th year!

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Recent Developments in Mississippi Law

Date/Location: July 21st, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Oxford, MS

Mississippi's most comprehensive "update" CLE course - now in its 26th year!

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Recent Developments in Mississippi Law

Date/Location: July 22nd, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Starkville, MS

Mississippi's most comprehensive "update" CLE course - now in its 26th year!

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Legal Writing & Research: 25 Practical Pointers

Date/Location: July 24th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Jackson, MS

A NEW 6-Hour In-Person Seminar for 2020! A fast-paced look at very practical ways to improve your legal writing & research -- including pointers on making the process faster and less of a chore!

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Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2020

Date/Location: July 29th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Jackson, MS

An all-new 2020 edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new trends in the law & law practice!

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Recent Developments in Mississippi Law

Date/Location: July 30th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Gulfport, MS

Mississippi's most comprehensive "update" CLE course - now in its 26th year!

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Recent Developments in Mississippi Law

Date/Location: July 31st, 2020 at 8:30 am Central in Jackson, MS

Mississippi's most comprehensive "update" CLE course - now in its 26th year!

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Upcoming Live Webcast Seminars at Barristers

Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2019

Date/Location: November 22nd, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

6-Hour Live Webcast. An all-new 2019 edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new trends in the law & law practice!

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Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights: What General Practitioners Need to Know

Date/Location: November 26th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Seminar via Webcast. A surprisingly interesting introduction to intellectual property law as it affects general law practice.

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Real World Lessons from Lawyers on the Big Screen

Date/Location: December 4th, 2019 at 1:00 pm Central

A 3-Hour Live Webcast. This is a 3-hour, condensed version of our popular "Lawyers at the Movies" course.

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Representing the Small Business Client

Date/Location: December 5th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

A practical, "nuts & bolts" discussion of the ins and outs of representing the small "mom and pop" business

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Business Law Update

Date/Location: December 9th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

A fast-paced 6-hour Live Webcast that looks at many recent developments of interest to transactional lawyers.

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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All-Time

Date/Location: December 12th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast of this Innovative CLE Experience -- Film clips from two dozen "lawyer" movies provide practical lessons in good lawyering! The clips cover 80 years of movie history, including several recent hits.

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Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2019

Date/Location: December 13th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

6-Hour Live Webcast. An all-new 2019 edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new trends in the law & law practice!

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Ethics of Time Management for Lawyers

Date/Location: December 14th, 2019 at 1:00 pm Central

The ethics rules on diligence and competence command lawyers to be good at juggling 1001 tasks! Here's a practical look at getting organized and getting things done (without sacrificing your sanity!).

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Basic Wills & Trusts Drafting

Date/Location: December 16th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast seminar on the practical nuts & bolts of drafting basic Wills. Includes 100 pages of Will and trust forms!

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Lessons for Lawyers from the History Books

Date/Location: December 19th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast that Earns You Practical CLE Credit in the Midst of Fascinating History Lessons! Includes ethics.

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Trial Practice Toolkit

Date/Location: December 20th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

A new course for 2019! Practical discussions on a diverse range of topics for lawyers who litigate!

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Ethics Lessons from 3 Hit Movies: Forrest Gump, Tombstone & Apollo 13

Date/Location: December 21st, 2019 at 1:00 pm Central

A 3-hour Live Webcast that uses clips from 3 popular movies to memorably illustrate important points about ethics and mental health for lawyers.

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Legal Research & Writing: Quick Tips

Date/Location: December 23rd, 2019 at 1:00 pm Central

This 3-hour Live Webcast offers simple steps you can take to improve your legal research & writing overnight!

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Ethics for Lawyers from Indiana Jones

Date/Location: December 26th, 2019 at 1:00 pm Central

A 3-Hour Live Webcast. Ethics lessons inspired by the rollicking Indiana Jones movies! 3 hours of ethics credit.

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Basic Wills & Trusts Drafting

Date/Location: December 27th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast seminar on the practical nuts & bolts of drafting basic Wills. Includes 100 pages of Will and trust forms!

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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All-Time

Date/Location: December 28th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast of this Innovative CLE Experience -- Film clips from two dozen "lawyer" movies provide practical lessons in good lawyering! The clips cover 80 years of movie history, including classic films and several recent hits.

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Recent Developments in Alabama Law

Date/Location: December 30th, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

6-Hour Live Webcast version of this "Year-in-Review" update course. A fast-paced review of new law in 13 different areas of practice. Includes ethics

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Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2019

Date/Location: December 31st, 2019 at 8:30 am Central

6-Hour Live Webcast. An all-new 2019 edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new trends in the law & law practice!

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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All-Time

Date/Location: January 24th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast of this Innovative CLE Experience -- Film clips from two dozen "lawyer" movies provide practical lessons in good lawyering! The clips cover 80 years of movie history, including classic movies and several recent hits.

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Ethics of Time Management for Lawyers

Date/Location: February 13th, 2020 at 1:00 pm Central

The ethics rules on diligence and competence command lawyers to be good at juggling 1001 tasks! Here's a practical look at getting organized and getting things done (without sacrificing your sanity!).

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Legal Research & Writing: Quick Tips

Date/Location: February 14th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

This 3-hour Live Webcast offers simple steps you can take to improve your legal research & writing overnight!

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Business Law Update

Date/Location: February 18th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A fast-paced 6-hour Live Webcast that looks at many recent developments of interest to transactional lawyers.

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Lessons for Lawyers from the History Books

Date/Location: February 19th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast that Earns You Practical CLE Credit in the Midst of Fascinating History Lessons! Includes ethics.

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Ethics Lessons from 3 Hit Movies: Forrest Gump, Tombstone & Apollo 13

Date/Location: February 20th, 2020 at 1:00 pm Central

A 3-hour Live Webcast that uses clips from 3 popular movies to memorably illustrate important points about ethics and mental health for lawyers.

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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All-Time

Date/Location: February 21st, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast of this Innovative CLE Experience -- Film clips from two dozen "lawyer" movies provide practical lessons in good lawyering! The clips cover 80 years of movie history, including classic movies and several recent hits.

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Ethics for Lawyers from Indiana Jones

Date/Location: February 25th, 2020 at 1:00 pm Central

An ALL-NEW 3-Hour Live Webcast. Ethics lessons inspired by the rollicking Indiana Jones movies! 3 hours of ethics credit.

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Trial Practice Toolkit

Date/Location: February 26th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A NEW 6-Hour Live Webcast! Practical discussions on a diverse range of topics for lawyers who litigate!

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Basic Wills & Trusts Drafting

Date/Location: February 27th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast seminar on the practical nuts & bolts of drafting basic Wills. Includes 100 pages of Will and trust forms!

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Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice from 2019

Date/Location: February 28th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

6-Hour Live Webcast. An all-new edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new trends in the law & law practice!

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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All-Time

Date/Location: February 29th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A Special Saturday Webcast of this Innovative CLE Experience -- Film clips from two dozen "lawyer" movies provide practical lessons in good lawyering! The clips cover 80 years of movie history, including classic films and several recent hits.

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Basic Wills & Trusts Drafting

Date/Location: March 27th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast seminar on the practical nuts & bolts of drafting basic Wills. Includes 100 pages of Will and trust forms!

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Trial Practice Toolkit

Date/Location: April 24th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A new 6-Hour Live Webcast! Practical discussions on a diverse range of topics for lawyers who litigate!

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Basic Wills & Trusts Drafting

Date/Location: May 28th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast seminar on the practical nuts & bolts of drafting basic Wills. Includes 100 pages of Will and trust forms!

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Legal Writing & Research: 25 Practical Pointers

Date/Location: May 29th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

ALL-NEW 6-Hour Live Webcast for 2020! A fast-paced look at very practical ways to improve your legal writing & research -- including pointers on making the process faster and less of a chore!

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Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights: What General Practitioners Need to Know

Date/Location: June 11th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Seminar via Webcast. A surprisingly interesting introduction to intellectual property law as it affects general law practice.

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Ethics of Time Management for Lawyers

Date/Location: June 16th, 2020 at 1:00 pm Central

The ethics rules on diligence and competence command lawyers to be good at juggling 1001 tasks! Here's a practical look at getting organized and getting things done (without sacrificing your sanity!).

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e-Discovery: The Ultimate Guide

Date/Location: June 17th, 2020 at 1:00 pm Central

An ALL-NEW 3-hour Live Webcast that sets out the essentials of conducting thorough discovery of electronically stored information.

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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All-Time

Date/Location: June 19th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast of this Innovative CLE Experience -- Film clips from two dozen "lawyer" movies provide practical lessons in good lawyering! The clips cover 80 years of movie history, including classic films and several recent hits.

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Legal Writing & Research: 25 Practical Pointers

Date/Location: June 23rd, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A NEW 6-Hour Live Webcast for 2020! A fast-paced look at very practical ways to improve your legal writing & research -- including pointers on making the process faster and less of a chore!

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Ethics for Lawyers from Indiana Jones

Date/Location: June 24th, 2020 at 1:00 pm Central

An ALL-NEW 3-Hour Live Webcast. Ethics lessons inspired by the rollicking Indiana Jones movies! 3 hours of ethics credit.

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Trial Practice Toolkit

Date/Location: June 25th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A NEW 6-Hour Live Webcast! Practical discussions on a diverse range of topics for lawyers who litigate!

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Basic Wills & Trusts Drafting

Date/Location: June 26th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast seminar on the practical nuts & bolts of drafting basic Wills. Includes 100 pages of Will and trust forms!

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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All-Time

Date/Location: June 27th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A Special Saturday Webcast of this Innovative CLE Experience -- Film clips from two dozen "lawyer" movies provide practical lessons in good lawyering! The clips cover 80 years of movie history, including classic films and several recent hits.

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Recent Developments in Arkansas Law

Date/Location: June 29th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Seminar: "Year in Review" Update Course

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Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2020

Date/Location: June 30th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

6-Hour Live Webcast. An all-new 2020 edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new trends in the law & law practice!

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Legal Writing & Research: 25 Practical Pointers

Date/Location: August 14th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A NEW 6-Hour Live Webcast for 2020! A fast-paced look at very practical ways to improve your legal writing & research -- including pointers on making the process faster and less of a chore!

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Basic Wills & Trusts Drafting

Date/Location: September 18th, 2020 at 8:30 am Central

A 6-Hour Live Webcast seminar on the practical nuts & bolts of drafting basic Wills. Includes 100 pages of Will and trust forms!

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On-Demand Courses Taught at Barristers

"Elementary" CLE: Lessons in Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Ethics Inspired by Sherlock Holmes

An innovative 1-hour discussion of Mental Health Awareness and Substance Abuse Issues for Lawyers (and the ethics issues they trigger). Lessons inspired by Sherlock Holmes!

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"Ripped from the Headlines:" Lessons in Copyrights & Trademarks from Recent High-Profile Cases

An intensely interesting discussion of recent high-profile cases that illustrate the importance of copyrights & trademarks in everyday law practice.

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(TN) Family Law: 2019 Recent Developments in Tennessee Law

The Family Law segment of our annual Recent Developments in Tennessee Law course. Available for viewing starting December 12, 2019.

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(TN) Wills, Estates, & Business Law: 2019 Recent Developments in Tennessee Law

The Wills, Estates, Real Estate, & Business Law segment of our annual Recent Developments in Tennessee Law course. Available for viewing starting December 12, 2019.

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Bankruptcy Basics for General Practitioners

A fundamental survey of what every general practitioner needs to know about bankruptcy law and procedure.

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Basic Wills Drafting, Part I

This practical one hour course is designed to acquaint lawyers of all backgrounds with the fundamental nuts and bolts of drafting a simple Will for a client.

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Basic Wills Drafting, Part II

A practical one hour course picking up where Part I left off in a discussion of basic Wills drafting. Includes the drafting of gift provisions and the designation of executors & guardians.

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Basics of Contract Drafting

A practical look at the fundamentals of drafting contracts on any subject that are practically air tight.

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Copyright Law Basics for General Practitioners

Billy Newman's acclaimed introduction to copyright law is finally available online! Note: Not available for Arkansas CLE credit until December 3, 2019.

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Digital Assets in Estate Planning & Probate: What Happens to Electronic Accounts & Digital Files Upon Death

A look at how to handle intangible digital assets in an estate, including digital photos, books, music, accounts, and data.

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e-Discovery, Part 1: Basic Concepts & Rules

An overview of the basics of conducting discovery of electronically-stored evidence, including a brief look at new tools that assist the process. Available for viewing starting November 20, 2019

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Emerging Legal Issues on Privacy Rights & Drone Use

A look at how the law is adapting to the rapid increase in the use of drones by businesses and hobbyists -- and how privacy protections are adapting as well.

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Ethics for Lawyers: Lessons Inspired by the Peanuts(R) Comic Strips

This course presents a unique approach to the discussion of ethics and professionalism for lawyers.

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Ethics in Basic Wills Drafting

A practical one hour seminar discussing the pitfalls that can await lawyers drafting basic wills and other estate planning documents for their clients.

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Ethics of Age Bias in the Law Office

A look at emerging law on the ethics of eliminating age bias in the law office. Note: Not available for CLE credit in OK until Dec. 3, 2019.

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Ethics of Confidentiality: What You May Not Know

An in-depth look at some of the hidden pitfalls within the ethical duty of client confidentiality. Note: Not available for CLE credit in AR, NC, or OK until Dec. 3, 2019.

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Ethics of Diligence & Time Management

The ethics rules and case law on Rule 1.3 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Note: Not available for CLE credit in AR or OK until Dec. 3, 2019.

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Ethics of Online Marketing for Lawyers

An overview of the different forms of digital marketing being used by lawyers, with an emphasis on the ethical limitations of each.

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A Primer

An easy-to-follow discussion of the Do's and Don'ts when you're helping a client collect a past due debt.

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Financing the Small Business: What Lawyers Should Know

A nuts-and-bolts look at how your small business clients can get the financing they need -- and the lawyer's role in the process.

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Great Trials in History, Part 1

A fun -- but practical -- way to earn your CLE hours! Billy Newman looks at centuries of great trials and demonstrates that these historic cases can teach us a lot about good lawyering today. Not available for Arkansas CLE credit until December 3, 2019.

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Great Trials in History, Part 2

Another fascinating installment in Billy Newman's unique look at the lessons we can glean from some of the greatest trials in world history.

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Great Trials in History, Part 3

A new installment in Billy Newman's insightful look at some of the greatest trials in world history, with an emphasis on the lessons we can glean from them.

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Helping a Client Buy a Business

A practical course discussing the nuts and bolts of representing a client who wishes to purchase an existing business.

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Jurors, Social Media, & the Internet: The New Reality and Rules

A look at the problem of jurors performing prohibited research on the internet.

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Legal Research: A Refresher Course with New Tips for the Internet Era

A practical look at how you can improve your efficiency in legal research -- and how to make sense of what you find!

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Legal Writing: Quick Tips

A fast-paced discussion of simple steps you can take to improve your legal writing overnight!

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Litigator's Toolkit #1: The Art of Negotiation

The first installment in a new series of practical, bite-sized courses on essential and innovative skills for litigators (both Plaintiff and Defense). This segment looks at the art of negotiation.

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Litigator's Toolkit #2: More on Negotiation

This second installment in the practical "Litigator's Toolkit" series of courses continues a practical discussion on the art of negotiation for lawyers.

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Litigator's Toolkit #3: Social Media Evidence

This third installment in the "Litigator's Toolkit" series focuses on the growing importance of social media evidence in civil litigation.

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Litigator's Toolkit #4: Jury Communication - The New Challenges

A fourth installment in this series of practical, fast-paced tips for lawyers with a litigation practice. This segment looks at techniques for better connecting with jurors.

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Litigator's Toolkit #6: Cross Examination

A quick overview of "Do's and Don'ts" for Effective Cross Examination Note: Not available for Arkansas CLE credit until December 3, 2019.

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Mississippi - Ethics & Professionalism: 2019 Recent Developments in Mississippi Law

The Ethics & Professionalism segment of our 25th annual Recent Developments in Mississippi Law course.

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Mississippi - Family Law: 2019 Recent Developments in Mississippi Law

The Family Law segment of our 25th annual Recent Developments in Mississippi Law course.

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Mississippi - Wills, Estates, & Business Law: 2019 Recent Developments in Mississippi Law

The Wills, Estates, Real Estate, & Business Law segment of our 25th annual Recent Developments in Mississippi Law course.

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Motions in Limine

An examination of an often under-utilized litigation tool - the motion in limine. Includes an overview of the general law governing them and their various strategic uses in the courtroom. Note: Not available for CLE credit in AR, NC, or OK until Dec. 3,

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New Gadgets and Technology for Lawyers

A practical review of new devices, apps, and other technologies that can really improve your efficiency and organization as a lawyer.

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Paralegals: Evolving Standards and Roles

An overview of recent trends and developments in the training, certification, and use of paralegals in all types of law office settings.

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Pet Law: Major Issues and Trends (beyond Leona Helmsley)

A surprisingly interesting look at a rapidly emerging area of law - the law governing pets and other animals!

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Prenuptial Agreements: What Famous People Can Teach Us

The divorce court experiences of a half-dozen celebrities provide the lesson plan for general practitioners on the drafting of effective prenuptial agreements.

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Presidential Ethics: Lessons for Lawyers from the White House & Its Past Occupants

An innovative CLE ethics hour: Billy Newman offers a fascinating glimpse into little-known aspects of the lives and careers of many of our former Presidents. From these anecdotes he gleans ethics lessons.

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Presidents in the Courtroom, Part 1: Practical Lessons from Our Lawyer-Presidents

Billy Newman leads a fascinating look at the legal careers of several past U. S. Presidents and highlights what modern-day lawyers can learn from them.

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Presidents in the Courtroom, Part 2: Practical Lessons from Our Lawyer-Presidents

The second installment of Billy Newman's innovative look at past American Presidents and the practical pointers we can glean from their pre-Presidential law practices.

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Recent Developments in Federal Law - 2017

Our annual year-in-review update course providing a concise look at some of the most important news in federal law affecting the general practitioner.

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Recent Developments in Federal Law - 2018

Our annual year-in-review update course providing a concise look at some of the most important news in federal law affecting the general practitioner.

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Recent Developments in Federal Law - 2019

Our annual review of significant new case law, statutes, regulations, and court rules at the federal level (through the end of the Supreme Court term in June 2019). Note: Not available for CLE credit in AR, NC, or OK until Dec. 3, 2019.

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Regulatory Takings of Property

An overview of the case law that governs when the government's regulation of private property severely limits the owner's economic use of the property. Note: Not available for CLE credit in Oklahoma until Dec. 3, 2019.

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Simple Trusts: An Introduction

A follow-up to Billy Newman's popular lectures on Basics Wills Drafting, this course provides a rudimentary introduction to testamentary and inter vivos trusts.

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Tax Reform: What General Practitioners Need to Know

An overview of the most important changes brought about by the December 2017 tax law amendments.

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Trade Secrets, Patents, and Unfair Competition: Basics for General Practitioners

A fundamental look at the often-perplexing world of patents, trade secrets, and unfair competition law -- taught from the perspective of a non-specialist.

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Trademark Law Basics for General Practitioners

Billy Newman's acclaimed introduction to trademark law is finally available online!

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Trial Graphics: Reaching Millennial Jurors, and More - Part 1

The first installment of a 2-part series on new standards and techniques for designing graphics and demonstrative aids that work effectively with today's tech-savvy jurors. Note: Not available for Arkansas CLE credit until December 3, 2019.

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Trial Graphics: Reaching Millennial Jurors, and More - Part 2

The second installment of a 2-part series on new standards and techniques for designing graphics and demonstrative aids that work effectively with today's tech-savvy jurors. Note: Not available for Arkansas CLE credit until December 3, 2019.

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Wills Drafting Lessons from Famous People

Extremely practical advice for general practitioners on avoiding common Wills drafting mistakes, illustrated by the Wills of famous people.

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