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MCLE: Trends in Abortion and Medical Decision-Making Laws.

Event Date:

March 26, 2021

Event Time:

8:30 am

Event Location:

320 Decker Dr. STE 100 Irving, TX

Sponsored:  Texas Right to Life

Contact: Emily Cook, General Counsel 

TOTAL MCLE:  8.5 hours (1.5 hours of Ethics)

MCLE COURSE NO: 174109317 SPONSOR NO: A16023

Title: Overturning Roe

An overview of the varying legal strategies aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade and the strengths and weaknesses of each strategy. 

Presenters: Mary and Burke Balch
Credit Hours: 2

Title: Enforcement in Abortion Laws

What are the various enforcement possibilities for abortion restrictions, the pros and cons of each, and the differences in litigating possible enforcement mechanisms. 

Speaker: Jonathan Mitchell
Credit Hours: 1

Title: Representing a Client Under Texas’ 10-Day Law

 This session will address Chapter 166.046 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, current case law, focusing on how the statute works, practical application and possible remedies.  

Speakers:  Emily Cook and Joe Nixon
Credit Hours:

Title:  Texas’ Brain Death Law

This session will explore the legal definition of brain death under Texas law, how the definition fits with the applicable medical standard of care, and the difference with Texas’ Ten Day Law.  This session will also review recent Texas cases, how they were resolved and bills filed on the topic during the 87th Texas Legislative Session. An additional half-hour will explore the ethics of representing a surrogate decision-maker on behalf of their hospitalized family member. 

Speaker:  Emily Cook and John Seago
Credit Hours: 1.5 (1.0 MCLE, .5 ethics)

Topic:  Who decides?

This session will explore bioethics in perceived futility disputes facing clients who are surrogate decision-makers for a hospitalized patient.  The session will cover an overview of broader aspects of medical ethics and decision-making. 

Speaker:  John Seago
Credit Hours:   1.0 (Ethics)

Topic:   87th Texas Legislative Session Preview and What to Watch 

Name: 87th Texas Legislative Session Preview

Speaker: Emily Cook and John Seago
Credit Hours: 1.0

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Event Location:

Total Seat: 25 (23 Left)
  • 320 Decker Dr. STE 100
  • Irving
  • TX
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • March 26, 2021 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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