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TAPS Unmasqued – Knowledge Awaits

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on July 16, 2017

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas


TAPS UnMasqued
Knowledge Awaits

October 4, 2017 – October 6, 2017

The Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria – Addison, TX


Registration is Open


($35 late fee will be added for registrations begining 8/16/2017)

The Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS) will be held in Addison, Texas on October 4 – October 6, 2017.

TAPS is the largest CLE event marketed directly to Texas paralegals. TAPS offers up to 14 hours of advanced CLE in a variety of specialties, networking with paralegals from across the state and entertainment with nightly socials and a Friday luncheon. TAPS also features an Exhibit Hall with vendors exhibiting legal services targeted specifically to paralegals and attorneys.

The three-day registration includes three days of CLE, speaker materials, socials and Friday luncheon. One-day registrations are available which includes one full day of CLE and seminar materials. Paralegal Division members receive a discount on their registration. TAPS T-shirt is complimentary with registration. A TAPS app will be available in September for all attendees.

Hope to see you all in Addison for TAPS 2017 – TAPS UnMasqued – Knowledge Awaits! More details at www.txpd.org/taps.

All TAPS registration is required via online available on the Division’s website using a credit card, check, or money order (mo). If paying by check or money order, please note that a check/mo number is required before registration is accepted, and there is a $5.00 handling fee for all payments by check/mo. In addition, if paying by check or money order, payment must be mailed and received within 10 days of registration (include a copy of the confirmation registration page with the check being submitted). Note:  All checks and money orders along with a copy of the confirmation form should be mailed to:  Paralegal Division, P. O. Box 19163, Amarillo, TX  79114.

Registration Online HERE. (after August 15, there is a $35 late fee)

Hotel Reservations – The Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria is located at 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Hotel reservations must be booked and cancelled through the The Crowne Plaza.  The room rate is $139.00 for single/double.  All guest rooms are listed under TAPS 2017 Paralegal Division of the State Bar. To reserve a guest room, either register online, or call 972-980-8877, press 1 for reservations and request the group rate for TAPS 2017 Paralegal Division of the State Bar.

Check out the TAPS Sponsors HERE.

We have a great line up of TAPS Speakers, See Details HERE!

Friday Luncheon Key Note Speaker

Michael A. Ware
Mr. Ware is Board Certified in Criminal Law in Fort Worth.  He is an adjunct professor at Texas Wesleyan School of Law and is the supervisor of the Wesleyan Innocence Project. He is on the board of directors of the Innocence Project of Texas.

Michael Ware will discuss the Texas “Junk Science” statute and how it helped lead to the release of the “San Antonio Four”.

In the late 1990s, Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez were tried and convicted of performing “satanic ritual abuse” on two young girls.  They were given lengthy prison sentences.  “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” is a documentary on their accusation, their trials and their struggle for justice and exoneration. The trailer for the movie can be found at http://www.southwestofsalem.com    This movie recently won a Peabody Award and the GLADD Media Award for Best Documentary, where Hollywood Stars such as Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Christian Slater and Debra Messing watched as the 4 women, now free, accepted the award.  Mike Ware began his fight for the San Antonio Four’s freedom in 2011 and he will take you through the fight to win justice for the San Antonio 4. He will also talk about the making of the documentary and about his work on other wrongful conviction cases.

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