Volunteer Legal Services’ CLEs


Upcoming CLEs & Attorney Events 

Negotiation and Mediation Strategies

We are excited to announce the next installment of VLS’s Brown Bag Lunch CLE program, “Negotiation and Mediation Strategies,” by former Travis County District Judge and current Mediator and Arbitrator Patrick Keel. Mr. Keel has mediated over 1,000 cases and will help you prepare your case to maximize its value at the mediation table. Space is limited, so sign up now!

When: March 23, 2017 @ 12-1pm
Where: 816 Congress Ave, 3rd floor–Longhorn Room, Austin, TX 78701
Cost: **FREE** to current VLS volunteers and future VLS attorney volunteers
Credit: 1 hr (1/2 hr ethics)

To reserve a spot, RSVP to Diana Villegas at dvillegas@vlsoct.org or by calling 512-640-7739.

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Upcoming Brown Bag Seminars
Family Law

Date: April 20, 2017
Topic: Overview of steps in a divorce case–filing petition, obtaining temporary orders, discovery, attempt to settle, final trial with emphasis on filing petition and getting temporary orders
Speaker: Patricia Dixon

Date: June 15, 2017
Topic: Role Play/Mock Hearing on specific property issues with focus on family violence and its impact on spousal maintenance and disproportionate division of property
Speakers: Mary Evelyn McNamara & Eric Robertson

Date: August 17, 2017
Topic: Role Play/Mock Hearing on specific children’s issues with focus on family violence and its impact on supervised visitation and SMC/PC vs. JMC
Speakers: Kathleen Coble & TBA

Date: October 19, 2017
Topic: Identify exhibits/evidence routinely introduced in VLS cases including pre-trial forms, criminal records, household records, photos, texts, other social media like Facebook, etc. with comment on typical objections to this evidence
Speaker: Jodi Lazar

Registration for Brown Bag Seminars is not yet open. Please check back soon!