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Human Resources Division, Staff Development Section
Continuing Legal Education
2018-02-01 to 2018-02-31

Training Calendar

Statutory Construction: An Inside Glimpse into How the Texas Supreme Court Reads Law
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Wednesday, February 7th

Numerous books and law review articles tell you how you should read law.  The real question is how the court you are in front of reads law.  This presentation is a primer on how the Texas Supreme Court reads law and wants the lower courts and lawyers to.  

Brantley Starr is the OAG Deputy First Assistant Attorney General.

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

OAG Employees Only

Ten Tips to Lawyer Wellness
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Wednesday, February 7th

This course discusses all reporting rules, Section 467 of Health and Safety Code confidentiality, ethical duty and obligations, Rule 8.03 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, and tips to maintain wellness and remain fit to practice pursuant to these ethical rules as a government lawyer. 

Chris Ritter is a staff attorney with the Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program.

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

OAG Employees Only

Texas Evidence Jeopardy: Privileges!
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Thursday, February 15th

Need to brush up on your Texas Rules of Evidence?  Come join Evidence Professor Tracy McCormack of the University of Texas School of Law in a fast-paced jeopardy style review of the Texas privileges rules.  This presentation will review husband-wife privileges, attorney-client privilege, physician-patient privilege, clergy privilege, as well as waiver of privileges.  Grab some of your co-workers and face off to see who will be the next Texas Evidence Champion!

Tracey Walters McCormack is a lecturer and Director of Advocacy at the UT School of Law.  Professor McCormack practiced as a trial lawyer for 14 years before joining the faculty full-time in 2000. 

 

OAG Employees Only

Westlaw - Thomson Reuters Practical Law
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Thursday, February 22nd

Thomson Reuters Practical Law is legal know-how that goes beyond primary law and traditional legal research to give lawyers a better starting point.  We provide standard documents, checklists, legal updates, how-to guides, and more - created and continuously maintained by our 230+ expert attorney-editors.  Whether you need to get up to speed on a new area of law, remain an expert on a particular area of law, or draft a document, this service can save you days of legal research legwork.  

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