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2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A.C. Gonzalez - City Manager's Perspective on the City's Legal Issue

Lisa D. Mares - Privacy & Data Security Issues for Cities (part 1)

Lisa D. Mares - Privacy & Data Security Issues for Cities (part 2)

Jeanette Alford - Legal Research Techniques Using Westlaw Next (part 1)

Jeanette Alford - Legal Research Techniques Using Westlaw Next (part 2)

Don Knight / Chris Bowers - Ebola: The Big "E" Comes to Big D (part 1)

Don Knight / Chris Bowers - Ebola: The Big "E" Comes to Big D (part 2)

Chris Bowers / Ileana Fernandez / Ayeh Powers - Policies and Procedures: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Case Management, Approval for Hiring Experts, Consultants and Vendors (part 1)

Chris Bowers / Ileana Fernandez / Ayeh Powers - Policies and Procedures: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Case Management, Approval for Hiring Experts, Consultants and Vendors (part 2)

Julie Fort - Conflicts and Dual Representation

Thomas A. Gwosdz - Ethics in the Cloud or Knowing What You Know, Can you Ethically Use Cloud Computing to Practice Law? (Part 1)

Thomas A. Gwosdz - Ethics in the Cloud or Knowing What You Know, Can you Ethically Use Cloud Computing to Practice Law? (Part 2)

Friday, June 26, 2015 \ Prosecution

Maureen Milligan - Legal Ethics Jeopardy

Larry Casto - Update on 2015 Legislative Session

Paul A. Essenburg - Presentation on Effective Direct and Cross-Examination \ Interactive Mock Exercise and Individual Feedback Session on Direct and Cross-Examination

Theresa Austin - Presentation on Effective Voir Dire and Strikes \ Interactive Mock Exercise & Individual Feedback Session on Voir Dire and Strikes

Jonathan Winocour - Presentation on Effective Opening & Closing Statements

Jonathan Winocour - Interactive Mock Exercise and Individual Feedback Session on Opening and Closing Statements

Friday, June 26, 2015 \ General Counsel

Maureen Milligan - Legal Ethics Jeopardy

Larry Casto - Update on 2015 Legislative Session

Fred L. Shuchart - Construction Coverage Issues and Additional Insured Provisions

Robert Brown - Post Koontz Exactions

Melissa Miles \ Eileen Youens - Regulating Transportation-for-Hire in the Digital Age: A "Mobile Application" of the Dallas Model

Leann Guzman - Municipal Real Estate Transactions: An overview of Law, Statutes, AG Opinions and case law

Phillip J.F. Geheb - Development Incentives: Issues and Challenges for City Attorneys

David Ritter \ Michelle Voirin - Pitfalls in Standard Codes: The State of Texas v. Cooper

Friday, June 26, 2015 \ Litigation

Maureen Milligan - Legal Ethics Jeopardy

Larry Casto - Update on 2015 Legislative Session

Fred L. Shuchart - Construction Coverage Issues and Additional Insured Provisions

Lisbeth M. Bulmash \Joseph Harberg - 19 Tips for a Successful Mediation

Barbara E. Rosenberg - TRCP 91a Dismissal of Baseless Causes of Action: When to use and when not to use

Lisa Lynch - Overview of court e-filing procedures

Rick Thompson - Recent appellate and Supreme Court cases of interest to governmental entities

Courtney Barksdale Perez - Social Media Policies and the Public Employer: Lessons from the Private Sector (use of social media in litigation and litigation arising from social media policies)

Jason G. Schuette - Responding to Discovery and Motions for Sanctions


2014

A.C. Gonzalez

Art Hudman

Blake Evans

Brandi Youngkin

Chris Caso

Elaine Rodriguez

Jason Schuette

Jeff Moore

Jennifer Lapinski

John Rogers

Jonathan Winocour

Larry Casto

Lisa Lynch

Lisa Ruiz

Maureen Milligan

Mike Ferris

Pete Haskel

Robert Albright

Terry Welch

Warren Ernst

2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012, Auditorium Day 1

Chris Caso - Legal Ethics Jeopardy

Mike Androvett - Legal Issues in the Media

Robert Hirschhorn - 10 Voir Dire Tips that will Motivate Jurors Lips

Edwin Voss - Ethics for Municipal Attorneys

Terry Welch - ADAAA

Larry Casto - 2013 Legislative Agenda

Jonathan Winocour - Lex Occupare (Lawyer's Perspective on Occupy Dallas)


Friday,

June 8, 2012, Litigation

Jason Schuette - 42 U.S.C. 1983

E. Leon Carter - Jury Selection for the Governmental Entity

Courtney Perez - Social Media and the Public Employer, Employer: Policies, Pitfalls and Proof

Sam Hawk - CJIS and NCIC

Jason Fagelman - Update on Recent Case Law

Sean Hamada - Technology and the Practice of Law

Bob Davis - Vexatious Litigants and Pro Se Plaintiffs


Friday, June 8, 2012, General Council

Bert Vandenberg - The Rise of the Bike

Eileen Youens - Legal and Ethical Issues of Procurement

Ben Brooks - General Oblication Bonds, Use of Bond Funds, Municipal Financial Issues


Friday, June 8, 2012, Prosecution

Chris Caso - Effective use of Audio-Visual Aids at Trial

Honorable Daniel Solis - Direct and Cross Examination

Honorable Victor Lander - Civil Jurisdiction of Dallas Municipal Court

Gabriel Reyes - Voir Dire, Jury Selection

Fredrick Williams - Municipal Court Procedure and Trial Anatomy


Dallas City Attorney's CLE 2011

Audry Mross- Types of Privacy

Barbara McAninch - The Law of Redistricting

Chris Caso - Ethics for Municipal Attorneys

Ed Voss - Cases Affecting Local Government

Jeff Abrams - Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Mark McPherson - Ethical Art of Drafting Water Contracts

Tom Perkins - State of the Office 2011

 


Dallas City Attorney's CLE 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

General Counsel & Litigation

Meet and Confer- Collective Bargaining. Lowell Denton (Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal) Handout Presentation

Local Option Briefing. John Rogers (CAO) Handout1 Handout2 Presentation

Ethics Jeopardy. Chris Caso (CAO) Presentation

Does Immunity From Suit for Breach of Contract Still Exist? Barbara Rosenberg (CAO) Handout

Social Networking in the Workplace. Tanya Oliveira (CAO)


Friday, June 4, 2010

General Litigation

Third Party Discovery. Pete Haskel (CAO) Handout

Jury Selection. Lisa Blue (Baron & Blue)

Creative Tools for Handling Frivolous Litigation. Cob Davis (Matthews, Carlton, Stein, Shields, Perace & Knott, L.L.P.) Handout

Texas Supreme Court Update. Jim Pinson (CAO) Handout

Update on Attorney General Opinions. Jeff Moore (Brown and Hofmeister)

Records Retention Update. Heather Silver & Lois Dillard (CAO) Presentation

Expert Witnesses and Robinson/ Daubert Motions. Ken Bennett (CAO) Presentation

Representing Multiple Parties - the City and Individuals. Jason Schuette (CAO)

Employee Misconduct. Andrea Hyatt (Thompson & Knight)


Friday, June 4, 2010

General Counsel

Selected Issues in Municipal Real Estate Transactions. Art Hudman (CAO) Handout

Public Improvement Districts. Misty Ventura (Shupe Ventura Lindelow & Olson, P.L.L.C.) Handout

Procurement - How Many Hoops Do I Have to Jump Through to Buy That? Don Knight (CAO) Presentation Handout

Issues that Arise When Transactions are financed by Bonds. Jennifer Taffe (Vinson and Elkins)

Oil and Gas Drilling and Municipal Government Responses. Terry Welch

 


Dallas City Attorney's CLE 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

General Counsel & Litigation

Texas Open Records Act: Heather Silver, CAO Handout

Bankruptcy: Pete Haskel & Mark Baggett, CAO Handout1 Handout2 Presentation

Ethics and the Local Government Lawyer: Chris Caso, CAO Handout

Texas Public Employment Law in a nutshell: Frank Waite, Andrea Hyatt, Thompson & Knight Handout Presentation

2009 Stimulus Bill: Scott Deatherage, Thompson & Knight Presentation


Friday, June 5, 2009

Litigation

Preparing Witnesses for Deposition and Trial: Jason Schuette, CAO Presentation

Pleas to Jurisdiction: Barbara Rosenberg, CAO Handout

Supreme Court Update: James Pinson, CAO Handout Presentation

Voir Dire: Tammy S. Wood, Bell Nunnally & Martin, LLP Handout Presentation

Emerging Issues in Electronic Discovery: Michael McCabe, Munck Carter Presentation

Tips for Effective Cross-Examination: Eve Henson, Sayles & Werbner Presentation

Ethical Consideration and Traps When Responding to Discovery: Jason Schuette, CAO Presentation


Friday, June 5 2009

General Counsel

All According to Plan: Water for Dallas in the 21st Century: Gwendolyn Webb, Webb & Webb Handout Presentation

Economic Development: Myron Dornic, Jackson Walker Law Firm Handout

Parliamentary Procedure Made Simple: John Rogers, CAO Handout Presentation

Form Based Zoning: Ileana Fernandez & Cindy Steiner, CAO Handout1 Handout2 Presentation