Volunteer Legal Services’ CLEs


All Upcoming CLE Events

To learn more about our Courtroom Skills Series, please click here.

 

 


OCTOBER

Date:                 October 4, 2018

Title:                  Family Law Roundtable: Uncontested Docket

Time:                 Noon to 1:00 PM

Description:      Hear directly from the Bench, what you can expect at uncontested docket, whether you are presenting a motion or finalizing your divorce.  Judge Meachum and VLS Family Law Staff Attorney Katie Valle will answer all your questions for best practices for uncontested docket.  What cases are appropriate for uncontested docket and what should be set for a hearing?  How do you handle a temporary restraining order or ex parte protective order?  What evidence must you present when you are asking for sole managing conservatorship or restricted visitation?  How do you get an attorney ad litem appointed when service was by publication? After the CLE, you will have the opportunity to observe uncontested docket in Judge Meachum’s courtroom.

Location:            Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse, 1000 Guadalupe Street, 3rd Floor, Judge Meachum’s Courtroom

RSVP:                Martha Contreras, mcontreras@vlsoct.org

 

Date:                   October 5, 2018

Topic:                  Courtroom Skills Series Part II:  Tips from the Bench with Judge Wong

Time:                  Noon to 1:00 PM – Lunch provided

Location:            Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P., Courtroom, 4807 Spicewood Springs Road, Bldg. 4

Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Diana Villegas at dvillegas@bajb.com.  Participants must RSVP by 9:00 AM  on the Thursday before the presentation.

NOVEMBER

Date:                  November 2, 2018

Topic:                 Courtroom Skills Series Part III:  Discovery Motions

Presenter:         Judge Dustin Howell

Time:                 Noon to 1:00 PM – Lunch provided

Location:           Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P., Courtroom, 4807 Spicewood Springs Road, Bldg. 4

Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Diana Villegas at dvillegas@bajb.com.  Participants must RSVP by 9:00 AM  on the Thursday before the presentation.

 

Date:                  November 7, 2018

Topic:                 Emergency Motions

Presenters:        James T. Parsons, Staff Attorney, 200th District Court; Lisa Richard, Staff Attorney, 459th District Court.  Facilitated by Lauren Goerbig, Associate with Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP

Time:                  Noon to 1:00 PM

Location:            Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP, Courtroom, 4807 Spicewood Springs Road, Bldg. 4

RSVP:                Addison Hill, ahill@vlsoct.org

DECEMBER

Date:                   December 7, 2018

Time:                  Noon to 1:00 PM

Topic:                 Courtroom Skills Series Part IV:  Mediation/Arbitration/Negotiation

Presenter:          Jeff Jury, Partner, Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P.

Location:            Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P., Courtroom, 4807 Spicewood Springs Road, Bldg. 4

Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Diana Villegas at dvillegas@bajb.com.  Participants must RSVP by 9:00 AM  on the Thursday before the presentation.


Date:                   December 14, 2018

Time:                   8:30 AM – 4:45 PM

Title:                    Divorce Basics Seminar

Description:       Want to see how a two premiere Austin attorneys handle a hearing on children’s issues, before you have yours?  These two family lawyers have years of experience, litigating custody and visitation conflicts for  paying cases and VLS cases.  They will show you how to enter testimony and evidence of family violence, drug use, alcohol abuse, and abandonment, to help you seek the conservatorship and possession orders that are in the best interest of your client’s children.

Location:             Austin Bar Association, Seminar Room, 816 Congress Avenue, #700

RSVP:                More information will be posted soon.