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Tuesday, January 28 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Health Law Section CLE

Topic: Hot Topic Update: Texas Surprise Billing & Compassionate Use Law Speakers: Laura Thetford, Assistant General Counsel at Texas Medical Association; Kelly Walla, Deputy General Counsel at Texas Medical Association This presentation will discuss: (1) Texas’ new surprise billing law (SB 1264) and associated regulations; and (2) Texas’ expansion of the Compassionate Use Program (HB 3703) and potential enforcement concerns at the state and federal levels. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost: Free No RSVP necessary. Questions? Contact Kelly Walla.

| 1 CLE credit hour 

Tuesday, January 28 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Judge Martinez Jones Free CLE Series

Topic: Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs (BIPP) – Services for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Speakers: Kimberly Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor; Teresa Bethany, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist In this presentation, Lifeworks Resolution Counseling will provide an overview of BIPP services including expectations and treatment goals. Attorneys will be provided with research on the effective treatment for domestic violence offenders as well as how children of all ages are impacted by family violence. This will provide attorneys with insight on the best…

| 2 CLE credit hours 

RSVP: michelle.kimbrough@traviscountytx.gov

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Wednesday, January 29 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Business, Corp., & Tax Section CLE

Topic: Business Law Update Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Miller, M. Stephen and Alyce A. Beard Chair in Business and Transactional Law at Baylor University School of Law Professor Miller will present on recent business law updates. This CLE will cover both statutory and case law developments. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: $20 Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $25 Lunch included. CLICK HERE to register by January 24 at 12pm.

$20 | 1 CLE credit hour 

Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-corp-tax-section-cle-january-tickets-86718787227

Wednesday, January 29 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Austin Bar Association Board Meeting

Location to be determined

 

Friday, January 31 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Animal Law Section & Environmental Law Section Joint CLE

Topic: Border Wall Basics: Environmental Implications & The Endangered Species Act Speakers: Brooke M. Wahlberg, Partner at Nossaman LLC; Amanda McKeel, Executive Committee Member at Austin Sierra Club and Climate Justice Coordinator at Society of Native Nations Come learn more about the environmental implications of the border wall. Our panel will discuss the interplay of the Endangered Species Act with the border wall and update us on the latest developments. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost: $10 Lunch included. CLICK HERE…

$10 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Thursday, February 6 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Homelessness in CPS Cases Speakers: Judge Darlene Byrne, 126th District Court of Travis County; Erin Whelan, Senior Division Director for Housing at Lifeworks; Jo Kathryn Quinn, President and CEO of Caritas Austin; Julian Huerta, Deputy Executive Director of Foundation Communities General Intro to the Topic of Homelessness and relevant legal concerns, including Constitutional issues. Analysis of Homeless Youth in CPS cases and available services that may be court-ordered or referred during the cases. Analysis of Homeless Parents and Families…

 

Friday, February 7 | 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Labor & Employment Law Section Half-Day CLE

This year’s half-day CLE features an extraordinary roster of speakers: Texas Employment Law Update by Charles C. High (Kemp Smith, El Paso) ADA Update by Brian East (Disability Rights Texas) Ethical and Effective Use of the Mediator and the Mediation Process by Greg Bourgeois, Eric Galton, Ben Cunningham, and Kimberlee Kovach (Lakeside Mediation) Workers’ Comp Retaliation by Marc Rietvelt (Drumm Law) Judge’s Panel featuring The Honorable Tim Sulak (353rd Judicial District Court), The Honorable Karin Crump (250th Judicial District Court), and…

$80 | 4 CLE credit hours 

Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/labor-employment-law-section-half-day-cle-tickets-88915359233

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Friday, February 7 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lawyer Well-Being – The Holistic Hustle

The Holistic Hustle: How Self-Care is Essential to Professional Excellence This presentation, by Nik Sallie, aims to help you shift from a mindset of sacrifice to self-care as a part of professional excellence.  CLICK HERE for more information about the speaker. Lunch and parking in the 816 Congress parking garage are provided.  Space is limited. CLICK HERE to RSVP. Sponsored by Hanna & Plaut, LLP and the Austin Bar’s Lawyer Well-Being Committee

 

Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lawyer-well-being-the-holistic-hustle-tickets-85795339169

Friday, February 7 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Bankruptcy Section CLE

Topic: Mission Possible: Managing Social Media and ESI Speakers: Nikki G. Maples, Law Office of Nikki G. Maples; Deirdre Carey Brown, Hoover Slovacek Panel discussion on ways to deal with evidentiary hurdles associated with social media, geared particularly toward bankruptcy cases, as well as examining ethical considerations related to social media. The panelists include Deirdre Brown (Hoover Slovacek) and Nikki Maples (Law Office of Nikki G. Maples), who will address evidentiary issues related to social media. 1 hour partic. CLE…

$25 | 1 CLE credit hour 

RSVP: knash@fredwalkerlaw.com

Monday, February 10 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 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…

Free 

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