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PD Hosts 6 Live CLE Webcasts from Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, 9/30/10

Posted by PD Membership on September 17, 2010

CLE LIVE WEBCAST PRESENTED BY THE PARALEGAL DIVISION

Join the PD for a “Live Webcast” on Thursday, September 30, 2010  ~  Earn up to 6 hours of CLE!
$50 per one-hour webcast – PD MEMBERS
$60 per one-hour webcast – Non PD Members
(If you purchase 3 or more sessions, you’ll automatically save 10% off your total. If you purchase 5 or more sessions, you’ll save 20%. If you purchase all 6 sessions, you’ll save 30%.)

Even if you cannot join the Paralegal Division in Austin at the 2010 Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, you can participate in up to six (6) live webcasts. Don’t miss out on these CLE presentations! These presentations will be live webcast directly from the Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar. Be present for one or more of these presentations even if you cannot travel to Austin to attend the entire three-day event. To sign up for the webcast(s), please visit http://www.legalspan.com/txpd/webcasts.asp?UGUID.

The audio and slides for this course are presented through your computer.

Click “Read the rest of this entry” below to learn about the featured presentations for the webcasts:

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

8:00 pm – 9:00 am (CDT) – TBLS Approved for Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Law
MEDICARE CHANGES:  WHAT MMSEA §111 (Medicare, Medicade and SCHIP Extension Act) MEANS TO YOU by Ranelle M. Meroney.
Ms. Meroney is an experienced trial attorney sitting as first chair in over 90 trials in courts of record, with her practice mainly consisting of defense of personal injury, property damage, employment, construction and defamation cases.  In this topic, Ms. Meroney will cover the MMSEA changes that will affect everyone working in personal injury and medical malpractice areas.

9:10 am – 10:10 am (CDT) – TBLS Approved for Civil Trial Law, Family Law, and Personal Injury Law
SOCIAL NETWORKING – LITIGATION AND DISCOVERY IMPLICATIONS by Mary Ellen King.
Ms. King will discuss how email and now potentially social networking can change the way we practice.  She will cover the implications and positives of the use of social networking as it applies to our cases.  In addition, she will provide some important warnings for the attorney, the paralegal and the client when it comes to social networking.  You will not want to miss this topic.

11:00 am – 12:00 noon (CDT) – TBLS Approved for Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Law
UPDATES TO THE 2010 EDITION OF VOL 1(Negligence) OF THE TEXAS PATTERN JURY CHARGES by Michael L. Slack
.  Mr. Slack focuses on the most complex and demanding areas of civil litigation, including aviation law, business litigation and product liability cases.  In this topic, he will provide the most recent changes to the Texas Pattern Jury Charges (probably sooner than your attorney will know them).  This is a must see class for every litigation paralegal.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CDT) – – TBLS Approved for Civil Trial Law and Family Law
CHANGES IN “SAPCR” ISSUE AND TRENDS FOR THE FUTURE by Thomas Ausley and Kelly Ausley-Flores.  Mr. Ausley
is TBLS Board Certified in Family Law; he has more than 40 years experience and his practice includes primarily family law, including collaborative divorce, civil litigation mediation and arbitration.  Ms. Ausley-Flores is also TBLS Board Certified in Family Law.  This topic covers the differences in important aspects of the child-related provisions of the Family Code between the Code’s inception in 1975 and its current version.  The Family Code is a reflection of the values in Texas society.  Future changes in the Family Code may mirror our society’s changing morals, standards, and expectations.

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm (CDT) – TBLS Approved for Real Estate Law
AVOIDING COMMON CLOSING MISTAKES; BEWARE OF THE DANGER by Patrick E. Hudson.
Mr. Hudson will walk you through the common mistakes that people make in feverishly working to get to that all important closing date.  If you work in real estate law, you will not want to miss this topic.

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm (CDT) – TBLS Approved for Civil Trial Law
THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR:  TOP 10 PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY LEGAL ISSUES presented by Erin Fonte´.
Ms. Fonte´ is an attorney with Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated (Austin office).  Her practice includes banking and financial services, payment systems laws, e-commerce, technology/Internet products, privacy and data security/protection laws (including data security breach laws), and general corporate matters.  She is licensed in both Texas and California and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.  This presentation provides a “Top 10” list of privacy and data security law topics with which legal professionals should be familiar.  Special emphasis will be placed on issues and topics that legal professionals, including paralegals and support staff, should be cognizant of in their day-to-day work activities.

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