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Human Resources Division, Staff Development Section
Continuing Legal Education
2017-08-01 to 2017-08-31

Training Calendar

View From the Bench: Tips and Traps for New(er) Lawyers
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
 
Tuesday, August 1st

The Honorable Darlene Byrne has served as the presiding judge of the 126th District Court in Travis County since January 2001. Judge Byrne will be presenting an overview of best practices in state district court, traps to avoid, and provide attendees with practice tips for the different stages of litigation - pre-trial coordination, motion practice, trial, and post-trial.  Judge Byrne will also discuss the local rules in Travis County.  

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

Beginning Westlaw
09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Tuesday, August 29th

This beginner course will demonstrate how to use the latest additions on WestlawNext to craft basic searches with correct terms, connectors, and natural language.  Attendees will also learn how to key cite case law and statutes, as well as easily find a document when the citation is already know.

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

OAG Employees Only

Advanced Westlaw
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Tuesday, August 29th

Using the latest improvements to WestlawNext, learn to take legal research to the next level using advanced terms and connectors with advanced natural language skills.  This course will also include instruction on utilizing field restrictors and key numbers to get them most relevant documents faster.

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

OAG Employees Only

WestlawNext: Ethics and Legal Responsibility
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
 
Tuesday, August 29th

Utilizing the latest updates to WestlawNext, this program aims to familiarize attendees with various research strategies for searching primary and secondary legal materials pertaining to legal ethics and professional responsibility.

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

OAG Employees Only