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Monday, October 23 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Civil Rights & Immigration Section CLE

Topic: Traveling from criminal defense into immigration defense Speakers: Adela Meraz, Capital Area Private Defenders Office; Paul Quinzi, Office of Paul Quinzi; Jose “Chito” Vela, Walker Gates Vela Learn from experienced criminal defense and immigration lawyers about representing clients in the criminal justice system, duties under Padilla, and practical outcomes within the realm of immigration law. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: Free Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $15 CLICK HERE to RSVP.

$15 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Monday, October 23 | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


**PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLINIC WILL BE HELD ON THE FOURTH WEEK IN OCTOBER** The Austin Bar Association offers free legal advice to military veterans and their families on a monthly basis at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic. Attorney volunteers will provide brief, legal advice. Click here to volunteer. Veterans, please note: You must arrive by 3:30 to receive assistance.  Attorney volunteers will not be able to provide legal services such as wills or filing for divorce at the clinic. We…


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Tuesday, October 24 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

ADR Section CLE

Topic: ADR Caselaw Update and Court-Appointed Mediation Speaker: JoAl Sheridan of Sheridan Barrett Coble Andrae ADR Caselaw Update and Court-Appointed Mediation, including discussion of conflict among Texas courts on interpretation of court-appointed mediator reporting requirements under Texas Government Code Sections 74 and 37. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section Members: $15 Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/non-members: $20 Lunch and parking included. RSVP to Sara E. Saltmarsh by October 20.

$15 | 1 CLE credit hour 

Tuesday, October 24 | 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

International Law Section CLE

Topic: Nuts & Bolts of International Law Practice: Trade Regulation Speaker: Ms. Jamie Joiner, partner at Joiner Law Firm The goal of this CLE is to familiarize practitioners with key aspects of the regulation of cross-border trade, including import/customs regulation, export controls, US trade sanctions, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost to Section/Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $10 Lunch is included. RSVP to Martin Lutz.

$10 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Wednesday, October 25 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Business, Corp., & Tax Law Section CLE

Topic: State, Local, and Property Tax Controversies: Litigating State Tax Matters and Overview of the Texas Property Tax System and Procedural Issues in Contesting Property Taxes Speakers: Kristie Iatrou, Ira Lipstet How to avoid a plea to the jurisdiction from the state. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: $15 (lunch included) Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/nonmembers: $20 (lunch included) RSVP to Aislin Shaw. Deadline to RSVP is October 2.

$15 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Wednesday, October 25 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Austin Bar Association Board Meeting

Austin Bar Association Seminar Room


Thursday, October 26 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Solo/Small Firm Section CLE

Topic: Smartphone and Computer Forensic – How, What, and Where Data is Stored Speaker: Matt Danner This CLE will educate attorneys on computer and smartphone data, securing and backing it up, and how it can be collected and used for and against clients. 0.75 hours partic. CLE Cost for Section Members: $0 Cost for Non-Section Members: $10 Lunch is included. Parking is $3. CLICK HERE to register.

$10 | 0.75 CLE credit hours 

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Thursday, October 26 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Travis County Cares: Addressing Teen Pregnancy Amongst Foster Youth

Speakers: Tammi Flemming, Annie E. Casey Foundation; Kristen A. Plastino, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Rachell Howell, Copia Consulting; Angela Luck, Copia Consulting Attorneys who attend the training will have increased knowledge about the issue of unplanned pregnancy among foster youth and how to address it and how to better represent clients in CPS cases in which this issue is relevant. Specifically, what resources are available for foster youth in the area of sexual and reproductive…

| 2.5 CLE credit hours 

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Thursday, October 26 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Texas Paralegal Celebration Day

Co-hosted by Capital Area Paralegal Association and District 4 of the Paralegal Division, State Bar of Texas The event will include a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and door prizes. Judge Darlene Byrne will be the keynote speaker. Registration for CAPA and PD members is free. Guest registration is $20 (free onsite parking).


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Friday, October 27 | 8:15 am to 4:30 pm

Advanced CAFA 2017

Speakers: Cindy Dyar and Jacquelyn Wilson, Office of Parental Representation; Tiffany Crouch Bartlett, Chair of State Bar Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect; Michael Shulman, former appellate attorney for DFPS and former Assistant DA; Kim Isham, former attorney for the Travis County Office of Child Representation; Rob Galvin, Leslie Strauch and Lori Duke, Professors at the Children’s Rights Clinic at the UT School of Law; Barbara Elias Perciful, Director of Texas Lawyers for Children; Mark Zuniga, appellate attorney for DFPS…

$110 | 6.25 CLE credit hours 


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