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Human Resources Division, Staff Development Section
Continuing Legal Education
2014-04-01 to 2014-04-31

Training Calendar

Pitfalls of the Tort Claims Act
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Thursday, April 3rd

This presentation will provide an overview of the developments that have occurred in the area of sovereign immunity and the Texas Tort Claims Act.  This presentation will also offer a review of cases that do not provide a viable claim against the government unit, defensive pleadings, employee immunization, procedural considerations, and proposed jury questions and instructions. 

John Giberson is an Assistant Attorney General in Tort Litigation Division. 

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

OAG Employees Only

Lost and Found: David Hoffman and the History of American Legal Ethics
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Friday, April 11th

This is a study of David Hoffman, the first American lawyer to offer a code of ethical conduct, in a book published in 1836. The talk discusses why Hoffman, a successful lawyer and writer from 1810s-1830s, was quickly forgotten (“lost”) within the American legal profession, and remained so for over a century. He was re-discovered (“found”) in the late 1970s, and I discuss why lawyers then found Hoffman’s views of ethics so entrancing, and what that means for lawyers and ethics today.

Professor Michael Ariens has been a Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law for over 25 years. 

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

OAG Employees Only

E-Discovery Basics
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Tuesday, April 22nd

Come learn the nuts and bolts of e-Discovery.  This course will cover basics of e-Discovery law in Texas and Federal Courts.  This presentation includes a discussion on how to manage the e-discovery process with agency clients, how to get electronic evidence admitted, and resources available to OAG attorneys. 

Jennifer Jackson is an Assistant Attorney General in the Special Litigation Division.

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

OAG Employees Only

Witness Preparation for Deposition and Trial
09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Monday, April 28th

One of the agency’s most experienced litigator offers his tips on witness preparation for deposition and trial in this one-hour presentation.  Don’t miss this presentation that will include Q & A at the conclusion.

David Harris has been with the OAG, starting in 1982, left in 1984 and then returned to the agency in 2000.  David is an AAG in the Law Enforcement Defense Division. 

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

OAG Employees Only