The Office of the Attorney General offers professional development programs for all employees through our HR-Employee Development and Continuing Legal Education.
The Legal Education Program offers a variety of continuing education (CLE) programs for OAG employees. These programs can help improve skills, expand knowledge and make it easy to meet CLE requirements for the State Bar of Texas. The Legal Education Program offers live presentation, hands-on workshops and convenient online training. You may wish to check this site monthly, and/or sign up to be included on an e-mail mailing list to receive notices of upcoming programs.
Attorneys from outside the agency are welcome to take advantage of the legal education programs we offer. Follow the links below for descriptions of the courses offered, class times and registration procedures.
Please submit your training needs to Employee Development in HRD.
Employees should use the notification of off-site training form to report the completion of outside professional development activities to HRD.
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) may authorize and fund discretionary and/or required training and educational opportunities conducted outside the agency. Funds must be available, and a direct benefit to the agency must exist.
In rare situations, the OAG may authorize the reimbursement of some tuition expenses to employees who attend program courses, such as those credited towards a degree, that are offered by an institution of higher education as defined by section 61.003 of the Education Code. In order for a program course or courses to be eligible for reimbursement, the following must all apply:
The agency may provide funds to agency employees to attend training and educational opportunities that are not program courses offered by an institution of higher education. These training and educational opportunities include courses not credited towards a degree, online trainings, job skills training, and continuing legal education.
Employees seeking to attend one of these types of trainings or educational opportunities should submit requests in writing to division management. If division funds are available and division management confirms that the training will represent a direct benefit to the agency, the division may submit a purchase request for the employee to attend the training or educational opportunity.
The following guidelines apply to all forms of agency-funded external education set forth in this policy.
Permission to engage in Agency-Funded External Education may be withdrawn if the OAG determines in its sole discretion that coursework negatively impacts the employee’s job duties or performance or is otherwise determined not to be in the best interest of the agency.