Free Winter CLE

13th Annual Winter CLE

Saturday, March 3, 2018

E.J. Ball Courtroom, University of Arkansas School of Law
8:30 a.m. – Noon


You may register at the following link:

Attendees may receive up to 3 CLE hours (2 General, 1 Ethics), pending approval.


Download handout for CLE here (1.1MB PDF file).

Download the supplemental handout (Jury Toolkit) here (8.3MB PDF file).


8:00 – 8:30am
8:30 – 9:30am
Use, Analysis & Practice of Voir Dire
Clint Saxton, attorney, FedEx Express
A presentation of practical suggestions for successful voir dire and jury selection. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of analysis of jury pool, connecting with jurors, novel use of analogies in questioning prospective jurors and best practices for voir dire.
9:45 - 10:45am
Practical Demonstration of Voir Dire Skills
Clint Saxton, attorney, FedEx Express
A practical voir dire demonstration with a mock jury pool exploring several scenarios and best practices to gain a successful, fair and impartial jury for your client.
10:45 - 11:00am
11:00 - 12:00pm
Ethical Considerations in Preparing and Submitting Pleadings, Motions and Briefs to Trial and Appellate Courts
Howard Brill, former Chief Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court
A program on ethical considerations in submitting pleadings, motions and briefs to trial and appellate courts. Considerations include competence (Rule 1.1), the attorney-client authority (Rule 1.2), diligence (Rule 1.3), issue conflicts (Rule 1.8), meritorious or frivolous claims (Rule 3.1), candor toward the tribunal (Rule 3.3), use of inadvertently received materials (Rule 4.4), demeanor (Rule 8.2) and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice (Rule 8.4).

Speaker Information

Clint Saxton

Clint Saxton is an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. He currently serves as the managing director of litigation at FedEx Express. He has 45 years of experience in labor law, litigation and general practice.

Saxton, a 1974 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, has lectured on the subject of jury selection at Stanford Law School, Washington and Lee University School of Law, McGeorge School of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, Florida State University College of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law.

Howard W. Brill

Howard W. Brill, University Professor and Vincent Foster Professor of Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility, is a frequent Continuing Legal Education speaker on ethics and damages. His programs include: Lessons in the Law from the Life and Music of Johnny Cash; The Razorbacks, the NCAA and the Law; Lawyers in the Movies of John Grisham; The Seven Deadly Sins (lawyer's edition); and The Godfather.

From September 2015 to December 2016, Brill served as the chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. He played a role in the adoption of changes to the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Rules of Professional Conduct. His opinions included language from Bob Dylan, William Butler Yeats and Johnny Cash.

The University of Arkansas School of Law offers its “Free Winter CLE” during the spring semester. As part of its ongoing commitment to serve the Arkansas legal community, the school provides two hours of general CLE and one hour of ethics free-of-charge.

The half-day event began in 2005 and is typically held on the first Saturday in March.

Previous topics have included:

Ethics & the Arkansas Supreme Court
Future Issues for the Arkansas Supreme Court
Insights & Reflections on the 91st Arkansas General Assembly
The Law of Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies
Supreme Court Criminal Law Update
Professionalism & Civility Before the Magistrate: A View from the Bench
Making Sense of Executive Action – Recent Issues in Immigration
’The Godfather’ teaches Legal Ethics
The Washington Redskins, Mardi Gras and High End Fashion: Selected Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law
10th Annual (2015)
Making Sense of Executive Action – Recent Issues in Immigration, presented by Professor Elizabeth Young (2015)
’The Godfather’ teaches Legal Ethics, presented by Professor Howard Brill (2015)
The Washington Redskins, Mardi Gras and High End Fashion: Selected Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law, presented by Professor Uche Ewelukwa (2015)
8th Annual (2013)
Mandating Ethics for Issuers of Payment Devices, presented by Professor Mary Elizabeth Matthews (2013)
Lawyering Across Language Difference: Representation of Limited English Proficient Clients, presented by Professor Annie Smith (2013)
Why You Should Know/Care About the National Labor Relations Act, presented by Dean Emeritus and Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law Cynthia Nance (2013)
7th Annual (2012)
The Man in Black: Lessons in the Law from the Life and Music of Johnny Cash, presented by Professor Howard Brill (2012)
Native American Law for the Arkansas Practitioner, presented by Dean Stacy Leeds (2012)
Ethical Issues with Client Trust Accounts and Attorney Fees, presented by Stark Ligon, Executive Director & Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Arkansas Supreme Court (2012)
6th Annual (2011)
The Arkansas Animal Anti-Cruelty Act, presented by Professor Karen Koch
Are You More Ethical Than a 3L?, presented by Professor Howard Brill and Professor D’lorah Hughes
The Implications of Wal-Mart v. Dukes on Class Action Litigation, presented by Professor Dustin Buchler
5th Annual (2010)
Collaborative Client Interviewing and Counseling, presented by Professor David Bailey
The Razorbacks, the NCAA, and the Law: 1995-2010 Ethical Lessons for Lawyers, presented by Professor Howard Brill
Protecting U.S. Intellectual Property Rights in China: Recent Developments in Trade Law and Trade Litigation, presented by Professor Uche Ewelukwa
4th Annual (2009)
Discharge by Declaration of Educational Debts in Bankruptcy Without Showing Undue Hardship, presented by Professor Janet Flaccus
An Update on Sustainable Construction Programs Around the Nation: Trends and Developments in Green Building Incentives, presented by Professor Carl Circo
Current Developments in Legal Ethics, presented by Professor Howard Brill
Overview of American Judicial System, presented by Justice Annabelle Clinton Imber
First/Sixth Amendments – gag orders, other inherent tensions, presented by Judge Keith, John Watkins, David Raupp and Tim Buckley
Role of the Courts Defining Press Rights – Media Law Basics, presented by Professor Steve Sheppard
Cameras in the Courtroom, presented by Justice Robert L. “Bob” Brown
Reporter’s Confidential Sources – From the Court’s Perspective presented by Justice Imber, Justice Brown, Kent McLemore, moderator Professor Hoyt Purvis
Ask a Judge: Question and Answer Period, presented by Justices Imber and Brown, Judge Mark Lindsay
Priority Practice: Suggestions and Ideas to Help Any Law Practice Become Better, More Productive, and Less Stressful, presented by John Everett and John Booth Farese