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Human Resources Division, Staff Development Section
Continuing Legal Education
2015-04-01 to 2015-04-31

Training Calendar

Lexis - Basic Legal Research
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Wednesday, April 15th

This presentation will include:

  • Orienting researchers to the Lexis Advance Site; (A brief amount of time will be spent on this.) For students who plan to attend more than one class, please anticipate some repetition.)
  • Exploring Your Plan;
  • Searching and Shepardizing Cases and Code;
  • Accessing Secondary Resources:
  • Creating Shortcuts and Custom Source Groups; and
  • Leveraging the Folder System to create efficiencies.

Tamara Snell is the Lexis trainer assigned to the OAG. 

OAG Employees Only

Lexis - Advanced Legal Research
01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
 
Wednesday, April 15th

This advanced Lexis class will include a short review of the site, as well as discussion of:

  • Advanced research techniques, including "layered" approach;
  • Augmenting Shepards with the Legal Research Trail;
  • Taking the Folder System to the next level with Folder Sharing;
  • Utilizing topics and alerts alongside folders to create alternate sources; and
  • Tackling individualized research projects proposed by attendees.

Tamara Snell is the Lexis trainer assigned to the OAG.

OAG Employees Only

Lexis - Legal Update
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
 
Wednesday, April 15th

This Lexis presentation will include discussion the following topics:

  • Exploring changes to navigation and orientation of the Lexis Advance Site;
  • Placing static links to your search results;
  • Checking out new features in the Folder system;
  • Copying text with Green book; and
  • Other new tips and tricks.

Tamara Snell is the Lexis trainer assigned to the OAG.

OAG Employees Only

Texas Evidence Jeopardy: Privilege!
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Thursday, April 16th

Need to brush up on your Texas Rules of Evidence?  Join Professor Track McCormack of the University of Texas School of Law in a fast-paced jeopardy style review of the Texas privileges rules.  This one-hour class will review husband-wife privileges, attorney-client privilege, physician-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!

Tracy McCormack is a lecturer and Director of Advocacy at The University of Texas School of Law.

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

OAG Employees Only

Jury Selection Stampede: How to Use Voir Dire to Charge the Jury in the Right Direction
01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
 
Friday, April 24th

This presentation will focus on the practicalities of a successful voir dire.  It will address how to use the probable court's charge as an instructional tool for creating a successful voir dire.  It will also focus on the voir dire as a social interaction with a goal.  Participants will be given specific strategies for coping with difficulties commonly encountered during voir dire.  Current case law regarding the extent to which the facts of the case may or may not be disclosed will be discussed, along with strategies to utilize to tell the facts without telling the facts.  Participants will be challenged to think and feel as a prospective juror does.  Strategies for proper utilization of jury questionnaires will also be discussed.  

Board certified in Criminal Law since 1995, Assistant Attorney General Carolyn Denero is the Deputy Prosecutions Section Chief of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. 

This presentation has been approved for 1.5 hour of MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas' MCLE Department. 

OAG Employees Only