Best Free 45 Hours of 2021 CLE!

Each year, Mediator Tom King presents three completely FREE Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events to help lawyers meet the Texas Bar College requirements of 30 CLE hours each year and to encourage attorneys to pursue Texas Board of Legal Specialization status in their area of specialization. All our free 2021 CLE events require participants to bring either a mobile device with our Family Law mobile app or a laptop with our Family Law extension for Google Chrome. We also have opportunities for sponsors.


  • January (onsite): Texas Modern Mediation Conference in Houston (15 FREE hours CLE; PDF flyer)

  • May (online): Texas Lawyers Technology Webinar via Zoom (15 FREE hours CLE; PDF flyer)

  • October (on water): Texas Family Law 7-Day Cruise (15 FREE hours CLE; PDF flyer)

January 2021: Texas Modern Mediation Conference (TMMC)

Every Friday after MLK Day, Tom King presents the free TMMC for family law attorneys, judges and paralegals to help us improve our preparation for and participation in mediation. It features 80+ of Texas' family law attorneys and judges on 36+ panels each 30 minutes in length. While it has an emphasis on family law and CPS mediation, it applies to all mediation.

The 2021 TMMC (MCLE #174086940, 15.0 hours including 2.0 hours of Ethics; plus 2.0 hours of materials self-study) Friday, January 22, 2021 includes free event, parking, beverages, snacks, beer, wine and a great and diverse lunch! The event is at the Texas Justice Center in Bellaire, Texas (map) and registration fills up usually in less than a week. Subscribe to the Texas Modern Mediation Newsletter (TMMN) for first-choice registration, click here for the PDF brochure and click here to get a registration reminder on October 1st. We also have opportunities for sponsors.

May 2021: Texas Lawyer Technology Webinar (TLTW)

Each May, Tom King presents the free TLTW (CLE #174095671) online via Zoom from 8 am to 6 pm for 15 hours of CLE which you self-report. It comprises of 25-minute presentations (each with a 5 minute break) of the latest hardware, software, services, websites and IT strategies for Texas lawyers and paralegals who are passionate about having a practice built upon modern technology in order to be the most efficient in their practice of law for themselves and their clients. The next scheduled event is Friday, May 14, 2021. Click here to register for this FREE event. You can also here to view the itinerary.

October 2021: Texas CLE Cruise

Tom King presents the Texas CLE Cruise (CLE #174096056) October 3-10, 2021 in partnership with Royal Caribbean (Galveston, TX) with 15 FREE hours of Family Law & CPS CLE (including 2 hours of Ethics). This includes the highest level discount for anyone you bring if they register before December 1, 2020 with a $500 deposit that is FULLY REFUNDABLE before July 4, 2021!

The conference is from 8 am to 2 pm on Day 2 and Day 6 when the ship is "at sea" and you can still join your significant other for lunch! For more information, see the itinerary or click here for the PDF flyer. Register per the below instructions.


  • Must book with $500 deposit before December 1, 2020 to get maximum discount for all your passengers and receive $50 onboard credit

  • Must book through Royal Caribbean via phone at 1-800-465-3595 (Mon-Sat 8A-5P CT) with Group ID No. 4843069 for the "Texas Cruise"

  • Must indicate how many in your reservation are attending (if any) the CLE event for 200 attendees onboard

  • Must make final payment or request FULL REFUND before July 4, 2021

  • See the Shore Excursions Brochure for this trip

  • Must have passport or U.S.A. birth certificate + driver's license

  • Pricing for 7-day, all-inclusive Royal Caribbean cruise (before tips, taxes and fees) if book before September 24th:

      • Interior Room/person: $490

      • Ocean View Room/person: $565

      • Ocean View Room with Balcony/person: $609