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Friday, May 4 | 11:45 am to 12:00 pm

Bankruptcy Law Section CLE

Topic: Litigating in the Bankruptcy Court Speaker: James V. Hoeffner of Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody James Hoeffner will present on litigation in the unique forum of bankruptcy court. He has been practicing bankruptcy law for 38 years and will provide legal and practical advice on litigation in bankruptcy court. He will discuss such things as general trial strategy and what he has observed in the bankruptcy court during his career. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: $25…

$25 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Monday, May 7 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Still Loving It Lawyers Club™ Section CLE

Topic: How to avoid getting a call from the Attorney General’s office Speaker: Susan K. Staricka, Senior Attorney, Financial Litigation and Charitable Trusts Division Lawyers often play a critical role in governing, managing, supervising and advising Texas charities, often in a pro bono or volunteer capacity.  Learn from the Senior Attorney over Charitable Trusts at the Texas Attorney General’s Office how to avoid making costly legal mistakes. 1 hour partic. CLE 1 hour Ethics Cost for Section members: $25 (or…

$25 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Tuesday, May 8 | 7:00 am to 8:30 am

Real Estate Section CLE

Topic: Emergency Real Estate Remedies in Travis County Speaker: Pete Reid, Pete Reid Law, PLLC Emergency Real Estate Remedies in Travis County – TROs, Injunctions, and Specific Performance 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: Included in annual fees Cost for Non-section members: $35 Breakfast and parking included. RSVP to Gail Moore by May 1.

$35 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Wednesday, May 9 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Environmental Law Section and Oil, Gas, & Mineral Law Section Joint CLE

Topic: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over – A Look at the “First Fracking Verdict Ever” Speaker: Bart Eklund, Principal Scientist, AECOM This CLE will provide attorneys an overview of Parr v. Aruba Petroleum and will address the claims made by the plaintiffs, the scientific evidence related to exposure relied upon by both sides, the timeline of various motions and appeals, and the final disposition of the case. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: Free without lunch; $15…

$15 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Thursday, May 10 | 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

32nd Annual Estate Planning & Probate Section All-Day CLE

32nd Annual Estate Planning & Probate Section All-Day CLE Cost (with printed materials): $150 Cost (with digital materials): $130 Lunch and parking included. CLICK HERE to register. SCHEDULE: 8am – Registration & Breakfast sponsored by Brett Smith 8:30am – Practical Planning for Digital Assets and Administration of Digital Assets by Fiduciaries (1 hour partic. CLE, 0 Ethics) – Prof. Gerry Beyer, Texas Tech University School of Law 9:30am – Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning (1 hour partic. CLE, 0 Ethics) – Prof. Stanley Johanson,…

$130 | 6.5 CLE credit hours 

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Monday, May 14 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Thinking Ahead: Dealing with Appeals Issues in CPS Cases Speaker: Justice Michael Massengale, First Court of Appeals Overview of appellate procedure Preservation of Error Notice of Appeal Indigence / Appointment of Counsel Expedited Timeline Record Briefing / Oral Argument Frequently litigated issues Sufficiency of the evidence Ineffective assistance of counsel “Anders” briefs View from the appellate bench Review of recent cases 1 hour partic. CLE Free. No need to RSVP.

| 1 CLE credit hour 

Monday, May 14 | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Free Legal Advice Clinics For Veterans

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 will provide local legal resources if further legal assistance is needed. To best…


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Thursday, May 17 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Solos Supporting Solos

Topic: Update from the State Bar of Texas Speaker: Tom Vick, State Bar President NEW LOCATION: The Café at Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756. We will meet in the upstairs seating area. New solos will have the opportunity to stay after the meeting and visit with any veteran solo(s) willing to stay about issues around setting up and maintaining a solo practice. No RSVP required.


Thursday, May 17 | 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Civil Appellate Section CLE

Topic: The Seventh Inning Stretch at the Texas Supreme Court Speakers: Kurt Kuhn, Kuhn Hobbs; Don Cruse, The Law Office of Don Cruse Please join the Civil Appellate Section for a presentation on The Seventh Inning Stretch: A Review of the Texas Supreme Court Term and What to Watch. Kurt Kuhn and Don Cruse will provide updates about the Court’s recent decisions and what to watch for during the last months of the 2017-2018 term. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost:…

$20 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Thursday, May 17 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

AYLA Docket Call

Thursday, May 17 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. LOCATION TBD Sponsored by Michael Best!


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