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Human Resources Division, Staff Development Section
Continuing Legal Education
2018-05-01 to 2018-05-31

Training Calendar

The Theme is the Thing: Framing Your Case at Trial
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Tuesday, May 8th

This presentation will include discussion of the importance of framing issues at trial; how to find a persuasive theme; language choices that matter; starting and finishing strong; and dealing with objections and limits imposed by law. 

Mark Pierce, Pierce Sauer PLLC, is board certified in Civil Trial Law. 

This presentation has been accredited for 1.00 hour of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department. 

OAG Employees Only

Advanced Research on Westlaw
09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Thursday, May 17th

This presentation is designed to ensure that you, as a Westlaw power user, will find the most precise results. This course will help you refine your search construction using both plain language and terms & connectors, while also showing you tools and resources to help you efficiently complete your research assignment. 

Anna Hascall is an authorized Westlaw trainer.

This presentation has been approved for 1.00 of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department. 

OAG Employees Only

Westlaw - Public Records
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Thursday, May 17th

The objective of this presentation is to teach attorneys the resources and search techniques to help them locate people and businesses, identify and assess risk, understand critical connections and how to gather information on clients, experts, companies, assets and other liens related to civil and criminal actions. 

Anna Hascall is an authorized Westlaw trainer.

This presentation has been approved for 1.00 hour of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department. 

OAG Employees Only

Westlaw - Legal Ethics and Attorney Competence
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
 
Thursday, May 17th

Attorney competence in the ever-changing world of technology is a tricky subject. The technology does not remain static, and the attorney's workload is continually increasing.  The ABA has stated that attorneys must keep abreast of changes in technology.  In addition, many legal commentators continue to publish articles and other resources regarding the implications of technology competence.  Today, we will follow the rule on keeping up with currently technology with a brief tour of Practical Law, Drafting Assistant, and the following Westlaw resources: Court Rules, and Secondary Sources, Briefs and Trial Court Documents; and Attorney, Judge, and Expert Witness Profiles.

Anna Hascall is an authorized Westlaw trainer.

This presentation has been approved for 1.00 hour of CLE credit, including 1.00 hour of ethics credit, by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department.

OAG Employees Only

Estate Planning Basics Every Lawyer Should Know
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Tuesday, May 22nd

This presentation will review the rules of intestacy, the different types of wills that are commonly used for planning and when and why they are used, the uses of trusts in estate planning, (specifically tax planning, creditor protection, protection for children and the disabled, and the need for oversight) and commonly used disability planning documents and body disposition documents.  This presentation will also cover the need for additional planning for life insurance, retirement accounts, annuities, and other special accounts. 

Bethan Eccles, Eccles & McIntosh, PC, is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

This presentation has been approved for 1.50 hours of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department. 

OAG Employees Only