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Human Resources Division, Staff Development Section
Continuing Legal Education
2016-02-01 to 2016-02-31

Training Calendar

Human Trafficking in Our Backyard
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Friday, February 19th

Human trafficking is a media buzzword that often conjures images of brothels in Thailand or confusion with the ongoing immigration debate.  This presentation cuts through the confusion, arms the participant with an understanding of what human trafficking is and is not.  It will also help participants recognize that this is an American problem with American buyers, sellers, and victims.  It walks the participant through the actual cases prosecuted in the State of Texas for illustration, identifies the tools of traffickers and how they are typically utilized to obtain and maintain victims.  This presentation will also outline victim needs and the barriers to identification and rehabilitation, gives participants red flags that they can use to begin the identification process and challenges us to change the culture in which we live from one that identifies with and honors perpetrators to one that provides safety, security, and genuine reintegration for the survivors of trafficking.

Kirsta Melton is the Deputy Criminal Chief for Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section of the Criminal Prosecutions Division.

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

OAG Employees Only

Welcome to the Family Law Jungle!
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Tuesday, February 23rd

The family law jungle can be terrifying terrain to a lot of folks.  But don't worry! Christine Pesoli, Hillery Kaplan, and Nikki Hudman will be your safari guides as you survey the landscape, learning about the fascinating flora and fauna that are native to the area.

While there are some scary creatures that live in the family law jungle, like the sub-species of divorce, commonly known as the venomous divorce, there are also some delightful inhabitants such as the always-happy adoption. 

In addition to studying the basic characteristics of each of the family law animals, you'll also learn triggers to avoid that could enrage them, as well as tricks to employ to keep them calm. 

Armed with this knowledge, you'll be better equipped to keep yourself and everyone else around you safe, should you happen to encounter one in the wild. That way, you can help to relocate the family law animal into the capable hands of an experienced family lawyer who will shepherd it along to where it needs to go.

Christina Pesoli, Hillery Kaplan, and Nikki Hudman are attorneys with Noelke, Maples, St. Leger, Bryant, LLP

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

 

OAG Employees Only

How to Avoid Messing Up Your Otherwise Perfect Settlement Agreement
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Thursday, February 25th

This presentation offers tips and tricks for drafting settlement agreements that serve our clients, follow strange rules applicable to state litigants, and minimize administrative hurdles. 

Jennifer Jackson is an Assistant Attorney General in the Financial Litigation & Charitable Trusts Division.

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

 

OAG Employees Only