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Human Resources Division, Staff Development Section
Continuing Legal Education
2016-12-01 to 2016-12-31

Training Calendar

DWI Basics
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
 
Wednesday, December 7th

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 how a DWI case proceeds through the court system.

Bradley Hargis is the Deputy Director of the Capital Area Private Defender Service.  He previously worked as a staff criminal defense attorney with two of the Travis County's 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 hour of ethics, by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department.

OAG Employees Only

Closing Strong: Converting Earned Trust into a Just Verdict
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Friday, December 9th

This presentation will cover these topics related to closing arguments:

  • The trusted one wins...the importance of building trust with your jurors;
  • The language of the trusted one...using rhetoric the right way;
  • The language of the body...look and be worthy of your jurors' trust;
  • Win over the person within you before trying to persuade others;
  • Know when to tear down and when to lift up; and
  • Transferring your belief to your audience.

Mark Pierce is an attorney with Pierce Sauer PLLC

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

OAG Employees Only

Yes, in fact, the Public Information Act DOES Apply to You - Open Records for AAGs
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Wednesday, December 14th

This presentation will address common issues and misperceptions about the Public Information Act as it applies to your case files. The presenters will offer practical tips on file management, settlement negotiations, protective orders, and other common concerns. 

Amanda Crawford is the Deputy Attorney General for Administration & General Counsel, Lauren Downey is the OAG's Public Information Coordinator, and Jennifer Jackson is the Deputy Division Chief of the Financial Litigation & Charitable Trusts Division.

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

OAG Employees Only

The Greenbook: Texas Rules of Form
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Thursday, December 15th

The objective and purpose of this CLE program is to introduce, teach, and review the guidance provided to attorneys and other legal writers in The Greenbook: Texas Rules of Form.  Attendees are encouraged to review the most recent edition (13th) of the Greenbook, but older versions are ok.

Wayne Schiess is in his 25th teaching legal research and writing at the University of Texas School of Law.  He is a frequent seminar speaker on writing, drafting, and plain English.  He has published more than a dozen articles on practical legal writing skills, plus four books.  

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

OAG Employees Only