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Human Resources Division, Staff Development Section
Continuing Legal Education
2016-05-01 to 2016-05-31

Training Calendar

Moving From Westlaw Classic (Introduction to WestlawNext)
09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Tuesday, May 10th

Have you struggled with making the switch from Westlaw Classic?  Now that it is officially gone, it is time to make the move to WestlawNext.  This class will answer all of your questions about transitioning to the new platform.  Bring your questions, frustrations, and other issues to this class.  Our trainer will answer them all and show how to take all of the things you love about Westlaw Classic and transition them to WestlawNext.  

Anna Hascall is an authorized Westlaw trainer.

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

OAG Employees Only

Intermediate WestlawNext
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Tuesday, May 10th

Have you made the move to WestlawNext, but want to improve your research skills?  In this class, we will build upon your existing WestlawNext skills and show you more advanced tips and tricks in searching, narrowing, Key Cite, and foldering.

Anna Hascall is an authorized Westlaw trainer.

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

OAG Employees Only

Getting to Know Your Court Administrator
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Tuesday, May 17th

Travis County District Court Administrator Warren Vavra will describe dockets and procedures relating to settings in Travis County District Court.  Topics will include the assignment of judges for daily dockets, special assignment of cases, and visiting judges, as well as local rules relating to settings and announcing for hearings in Travis County. 

This presentation has been approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit, including .25 ethics hour, by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department.  

OAG Employees Only

Lexis - Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Legal Research in the Age of Technology
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Thursday, May 19th

This program will offer training tips for using Lexis Advance in the following areas:

 

  • Orienting researchers to the Lexis Advance site;
  • Exploring your plan;
  • Searching and Shepardizing cases and codes;
  • Accessing secondary resources;
  • Creating shortcuts and custom source groups; and
  • Leveraging the Folder System to create efficiencies.

 

Tamara Snell is an authorized Lexis trainer.

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

OAG Employees Only

Lexis - The Modern Campfire: Discovering the Right Stories Using Advanced Legal Research Techniques
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
 
Thursday, May 19th

This program will offer training tips for using Lexis Advance in the following areas:

 

  • Utilizing the exploring content panel and advanced search fields to focus searches;
  • Practicing advanced research technique, including "layered" approach;
  • Taking the folder system to the next level with folder sharing;
  • Exploring headnotes and the topic index system to create search efficiencies;
  • Answering questions related to search logic and strategy; and 
  • Tackling individualized research projects.

 

Tamara Snell is an authorized Lexis trainer.

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

OAG Employees Only

Anatomy of a Tax Case
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Tuesday, May 24th

This presentation will offer techniques for analyzing the facts and law in state tax litigation; identifying methods for effective oral and written persuasion; and suggest ways to regale judges and social guests with tax issues.

Ray Langenberg is Special Counsel at the Texas Comptroller of Public Accountants.  

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

OAG Employees Only

Preserving Error at Trial
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Tuesday, May 31st

This presentation will address preservation of error in state court during jury and bench trials.  The course will include discussions of error preservation in jury selection, offers of exhibits and trial testimony, and jury charges, as well as a brief survey of post-trial error preservation techniques.

Cynthia Morales is the Senior Attorney for Financial Litigation in the Financial Litigation and Charitable Trusts Division.

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

OAG Employees Only