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Human Resources Division, Staff Development Section
Continuing Legal Education
2017-12-01 to 2017-12-31

Training Calendar

2017 Texas Legislative Update
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Friday, December 1st

This presentation offers an overview of legislation passed during the 85th session of the Texas Legislature and will include a discussion of some of the new laws that the agency tracked for the possible impact on the work done at the OAG.  

Steve Pier is the Division Chief of the Intergovernmental Relations Division.

This presentation has been approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department.  

OAG Employees Only

Your Brain on Ethics: How That Thing Between Your Ears Can Lead You Astray
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Thursday, December 7th

Even the most ethical of lawyers can be unwittingly led astray by the way the brain considers - or fails to consider- ethical questions.  Research in the field of behavioral ethics have uncovered the many ways that your brain can take ethical shortcuts without you even being aware of it.  A panel of lawyers and experts discuss what they are and what you can do about it.  

Presenters include: Jonathan E. Smaby, Texas Center for Legal Ethics; Kevin Dubose, Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend; Beverly Godbey, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP; and Professor Robert Prentice, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas.

This presentation has been approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics, by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department. 

OAG Employees Only

DWI Basics
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
 
Wednesday, December 13th

Bradley Hargis returns to share his presentation that includes topics such as an individual's rights during a traffic stop, what "No Refusal" really means, standards for obtaining warrants for blood draws, and ethical requirements for the representation of warrants.  Mr. Hargis will also cover important changes to DWI law that went into effect September 1, 2017, and their impact on field investigations by officers, as well as case outcomes.  

Bradley Hargis is the Deputy Director of the Capitol Area Private Defender Service.  He previously worked as a staff criminal defense attorney with two of the Travis County diversionary courts: DWI Court and Drug Diversion Court (S.H.O.R.T. Program).  

This presentation has been approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit, including .25 ethics hour, by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department.  

OAG Employees Only

Advanced Westlaw
09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Thursday, December 14th

Designed for those researchers who have experience with Westlaw, this seminar focuses on folder-sharing, advanced searching, utilizing filters, customizable features of Westlaw and the Westlaw iPad app.

Anna Hascall is an authorized Wstlaw trainer.

This presentation has been approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department.

OAG Employees Only

Westlaw - Litigation Solutions
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Thursday, December 14th

Litigators - come learn about how to utilize the tools available to you under your Westlaw contract.  You have access to things like Briefs, Trial Court Documents, attorney and judge profiles, and Drafting Assistant.  We will introduce you to these tools and show you how to access and utilize them efficiently and effectively.

Anna Hascall is an authorized Westlaw trainer.

This presentation ash been approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department. 

OAG Employees Only

Westlaw - Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
 
Thursday, December 14th

The objective of this program is to familiarize participants with various research strategies for searching primary and secondary legal materials, such as case law, court rules, statutes, law review articles, and treatises pertaining to legal ethics, and professional responsibility.  We will also discuss basic computer-assisted legal research tasks, such as retrieving documents by citation, issue searching, digest searching, and verifying primary law using the KeyCite citation research service in the context of legal ethics and professional responsibility research issues. 

Anna Hascall is an authorized Westlaw trainer. 

This presentation has been approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics credit, by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department. 

OAG Employees Only