Volunteer Legal Services’ CLEs


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Upcoming Brown Bag Seminars

September 2017

Title: Courtroom Skills Series Part I: Introducing and Excluding Evidence

Date: September 1, 2017

Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Courtroom
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4
Austin, TX 78730

Presenter: David Brenner, Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Michael Sipes msipes@bajb.com. Participants MUST RSVP BY 9:00 A.M. ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE PRESENTATION.

Title: Local Rules and Court Decorum

Date: September 19, 2017

Time: 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Description: Get the inside scoop on how to conduct yourself in front of our District Judges. Offered to anyone who volunteers or wants to begin volunteering with VLS.

Location: Judge Karin Crump’s courtroom
Heman Marion Sweat Courthouse
1000 Guadalupe, 4th floor.

Speakers: Vasu Behara, staff attorney for Judge Karin Crump; Elliott Beck, staff attorney for Judge Jan Soifer; and Brent McCabe, staff attorney for Judge Lora Livingston

RSVP: Contact Diana Villegas at dvillegas@vlsoct.org

 

October 2017

Title: Courtroom Skills Series Part II: Dispositive Motions

Date: October 6, 2017

Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Courtroom
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4
Austin, TX 78730

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Michael Sipes msipes@bajb.com. Participants MUST RSVP BY 9:00 A.M. ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE PRESENTATION.

Title: Identification of Typical Exhibits/Evidence and Objections in Family Law Cases

Date: October 19, 2017

Time: 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Judge Andrew Hathcock’s courtroom, Heman Marion Sweat Courthouse,

1000 Guadalupe, 4th floor.

Description: Identify exhibits/evidence routinely introduced in VLS case including pre-trial forms, criminal records, household records, photos, texts, other social media like Facebook, etc. with comment on typical objections to this evidence. Offered to current VLS volunteers.

Speaker: Jodi Lazar

RSVP: Contact Martha Contreras at mcontreras@vlsoct.org

 

November 2017

Title: Courtroom Skills Series Part III: Pre-Trial

Date: November 3, 2017

Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Courtroom
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4
Austin, TX 78730

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Michael Sipes msipes@bajb.com. Participants MUST RSVP BY 9:00 A.M. ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE PRESENTATION.

 

December 2017

Title: Courtroom Skills Series Part IV: Mediation and Arbitration

Date: December 01, 2017

Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Courtroom
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4
Austin, TX 78730

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Michael Sipes msipes@bajb.com. Participants MUST RSVP BY 9:00 A.M. ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE PRESENTATION.


Title: Divorce Basics Seminar

Date: December 08, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Location: Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700 (Seminar Room)

Description: This training is worth 6.5 hours of CLE credit including 1.25 hour of Ethics, and will give new attorneys the tools needed to effectively handle a family law case in Travis County. This class is offered free to any attorney who agrees to take two family law cases involving domestic violence during the calendar year.

Speakers: Various Family Law Specialists

RSVP: Contact Martha Contreras at mcontreras@vlsoct.org

 

January 2018

Title: Courtroom Skills Series Part V: Handling Expert Witnesses

Date: January 5, 2018

Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Courtroom
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4
Austin, TX 78730

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Michael Sipes msipes@bajb.com. Participants MUST RSVP BY 9:00 A.M. ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE PRESENTATION.

 

February 2018

Title: Courtroom Skills Series Part VI: Opening/Closing Arguments

Date: February 9, 2018

Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Courtroom
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4
Austin, TX 78730

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Michael Sipes msipes@bajb.com. Participants MUST RSVP BY 9:00 A.M. ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE PRESENTATION.

 

March 2018

Title: Courtroom Skills Series Part VII: Direct and Cross Examination

Date: March 2, 2018

Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Courtroom
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4
Austin, TX 78730

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Michael Sipes msipes@bajb.com. Participants MUST RSVP BY 9:00 A.M. ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE PRESENTATION.

 

April 2018

Title: Courtroom Skills Series Part VIII: Voir Dire

Date: April 6, 2018

Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Courtroom
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4
Austin, TX 78730

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Michael Sipes msipes@bajb.com. Participants MUST RSVP BY 9:00 A.M. ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE PRESENTATION.

 

May 2018

Title: Courtroom Skills Series Part IX: Tips from the Bench with Judge Gisela Triana

Date: May 4, 2018

Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Courtroom
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg. 4
Austin, TX 78730

Speaker: Judge Gisela Triana

RSVP: Space is limited, so please RSVP early to Michael Sipes msipes@bajb.com. Participants MUST RSVP BY 9:00 A.M. ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE PRESENTATION.