2017 FALL BENCH BAR CONFERENCE
6.0 HOURS TOTAL / NO ETHICS HOURS
THE MORNING SESSION:
8:30-8:45 - BUSINESS MEETING
8:45-9:45 - BOBBY BARINA - DISCOVERY (FORMAL & INFORMAL)
9:45-10:45 - THOMAS SEIGMAN - EXPUNCTIONS & NON-DISCLOSURES
10:45-11:00 - BREAK
11:00-12:00 - BRYON BARNHILL - "THINGS HAVE CHANGED... OR HAVE THEY? A STUDY OF THE TEXAS FAMILY CODE MODIFICATION STATUTE"
12:00-1:15 - LUNCH PROVIDED (IF YOU RSVP'D)
THE AFTERNOON SESSION:
1:15-2:15 - RUSS HUNT, JR. - DEATH PENALTY UPDATE
2:15-3:15 - PAUL LEPAK - THE CONFRONTATION CLAUSE
3:15-3:30 - BREAK
3:30-4:30 - RANDY DALE - SEARCH AND SEIZURE LAW
Join the Bell County Women's Bar Association on Friday, June 23rd, at The Gin in Belton forr an hour of CLE featuring guest speaker Pierre "Pete" Cleff with a fascinating presentation on National Security.
Lunch is $15 and that includes meal, drink and tip.
CLE cost is $7.00 for non-members and free for BCWBA members. Note: You can join at the door that day!
See the flyer here for more details.
Join us for the 2017 Bell County Law Day Banquet on Thursday, May 4, 2017
- 6:00pm Social / Appetizers
- 6:30pm Dinner
- 7:00pm Program
Cyclone Corral BBQ
1616 Farmers Road, Burlington, TX
- Ribs, Brisket or Sausage with a choice of sides and tea.
- Dessert will be provided.
- Beer and set-ups will be available for purchase (bring your own wine or liquor)'
Casual & Comfortable Attire
Cost: $30 per person
Special Presentations Include:
- Recipients of Judge Oliver Kelley Scholarships
- Recipients of BCBA Paralegal Scholarships
- Pro Bono Attorney of the YEar
- Paralegal of the Year
- Public Sector Attorney of the Year
- Young Lawyer of the Year
- Jim Bowmer Lawyer of the Year
- Induction of 2017-2018 Officers in BCBA, BCYLA and BCBA Paralegals
TO RSVP, PLEASE MAIL GUEST LIST & CHECK (PAYABLE TO BCYLBA) NO LATER THAN APRIL 21, 2017, TO:
Law Day / Ashley Clapper
603 North 8th Street
Killeen, Texas 76541
Join the Bell County Women's Bar Association on Friday, April 28, 2017 at noon at the The Gin Restaurant in Belton. There will be a one-hour CLE presentation which will address identifying the signs and symptoms of "attachment issues" in children involved in custody and criminal cases.
The cost is $15 for lunch and CLE, free for BCWBA members.
For more information, or to RSVP, please email Stephanie.Newell@bellcounty.texas.gov.
Volunteer attorneys are needed!!! To sign-up ahead of time, follow the instructions on these forms:
The clinic will be held this time at the Texas Workforce Commission in Killeen.
Please come out and volunteer or just visit with some really great attorneys!
It's that time again! The 2017 Spring Bench Bar Conference
This time with three hours of ethics in a joint session in the morning, lunch provided, and then two break-out sessions - one for family and civil law attorneys, the other for criminal law.
Free CLE for paid members of the Bell County Bar Association. $45 for non-member attorneys and $25 for non-member paralegals.
See the flyer for more information: 2017 Spring Bench Bar Conference Flyer.
The morning session:
8:30-8:45 - Business Meeting
9:45-10:45 - Cameron Vann of the The Texas Lawyers Assistance Program and Darren Bertin, Coryell County Assistant District Attorney present Substance Abuse Issues (1.0 hour Ethics)
10:45-11:00 - Break
11:00-12:00 - Bruce Burleson presents HIPAA - Confidentiality and Disclosure of Medical Information (1.0 hour Ethics)
12:00-1:15 - LUNCH provided
Family/Civil Law track:
1:15-2:15 - Barbara Allen presents Benefits of Co-Mediation
2:15-3:15 - Cristi Trusler and Larry Maxwell present Collaborative Law in Family and Civil Cases
3:15-3:30 - Break
3:30-4:30 - Bryon Barnhill presents DRO Drafting Tips and Techniques
Criminal Law track:
1:15-2:15 - The Honorable Barbara Hervey, Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals presents The State of the Court and Significant Recent Decisions
2:15-3:15 - Russ Hunt, Jr. presents Pretrial Motions
3:15-3:30 - Break
3:30-4:30 - Janet Burnett presents Case Law Updates and Jury Charge Issues
Lunch and afternoon snacks are provided!
The 2016 Fall Golf Tourney & Dove BBQ will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Stonetree Golf Course in Killeen (www.golfkilleen.com).
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GOLF and/or SPONSOR A HOLE, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP.
Your tournament package includes 2 mulligans, 18 holes of golf (shotgun start @ 1:30 p.m.), and a dinner buffet / awards ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m.
Golf is limited to attorneys and paralegals and their immediate family, and persons with jobs in associated law fields. Everyone is invited for dinner!
Please fill out and return the registration form, including your payment (make checks payable to BCBA) NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 11, 2016.
If you or your Firm wish to sponsor a hole on the course, please indicate below and pay accordingly.
Please mail the completed form to:
Bell County Bar Association
PO Box 1384
Killeen, TX 76540
~~ PAYMENT IS DUE WITH REGISTRATION ~~
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD, PLEASE CALL CINDI - (254) 213-7715
Questions? Contact Lane Heginbotham (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (254) 526-0108 John Gauntt, Jr. (email@example.com) or call (254)933-5376.
The Bell County Bar Association's annual Fall Bench Bar Conference. A full day of entertaining and valuable CLE. Plan to stay the whole day!
APPROVED FOR 6 HOURS PARTICIPATORY & 1 HOUR ETHICS CREDIT
Morning Session (registration begins at 8:15)
8:30 – 8:45 Opening Remarks, Business Meeting
8:45 - 9:45 – CPT JANUARY TURNER Counsel for victims of military sexual assault
Morning break (9:45 to 10:00)
10:00 – 11:00 – BRYON BARNHILL - Family Law updates
11:00 – noon – JANET BURNETT – Hey, are you REALLY a Lawyer?
Lunch Break – noon – 1:15
1:15 – 2:15 – BOB ODOM – Criminal Law updates, appeal tips and pointers
2:15 - 3:15 – ANGELA CRUSETURNER / DANIEL HAIR – Young Lawyers in the Multigenerational Workplace
Afternoon break (3:15 – 3:30)
3:30 – 4:30 –ERIN BANKER SHANK – What Non-Bankruptcy Lawyers Need to Know About Bankruptcy Law
The event is FREE to paid members of the BCBA and BCBAP. Non-member attorneys - $50 @ registration; non-member paralegals - $30 @ registration. Lunch and afternoon snack included!
Join the BCBA Paralegals at noon on September 15th in the Justice Center Auxiliary Courtrooms for an incredible CLE opportunity.
The speaker will be Lisa Curnutt of Frost Bank, and the topic of her presentation will be Wealth Management - Does Your Client Need a Corporate Fiduciary.
As always, there is no charge for members of the BCBA and BCBAP.
Cultural Activities Center in Temple - Screening The Princess Bride, complete with food trucks, local breweries, inflatable swords, face painting, Dread Pirate Roberts' pirate ship bounce house, Fire Swamp inflatable obstacle course, incredible auction items & full access to the art exhibits outside the CAC. This event is BYOC (bring your own chair). Proceeds benefit the Allison Dickson Baylor Law School Scholarship. Allison Dickson is a Temple native, a member of the Bell County Bar Association, and a graduate of Baylor Law School.
The "As You Wish" Movie Under the Stars, benefitting the Allison Dickson Baylor Law Scholarship. More information here.
Juvenile Law CLE: Investigating Allegations of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in County and State Operated Secure Facilities
Juvenile Law CLE opportunity. Investigating Allegations of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in County and State Operated Secure Facilities by speaker Kevin DuBose, Division Director of the Administrative Investigation Division-TJJD.
The Bell County Bar Association 2016 Law Day banquet has been scheduled!!! Dinner and awards will take place on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Mayborn Convention Center in Temple. Invitation with RSVP details is attached.
More information available here.
The Bar Association will be hosting a DVD CLE on Friday, April 29, 2016, in the courtroom for the 27th Judicial District Court, 2nd Floor of the Bell County Judicial Complex.
$75 for 4.5 hours of participatory credit, including one hour of ethics. Criminal Law 101 is the topic, a flyer with additional details attached. This is one of the most cost effective ways to get CLE credit locally.
Please pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and indicate your preference to receive a flash drive or a course book. Those who do not indicate a preference will receive a flash drive.
Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the course, but will receive a flash drive.
Note this is a bring-your-own lunch event.
This year, participants will be debating the application of Miranda rights in the high school setting. Students from across Central Texas will test their appellate advocacy skills in the 5th Annual MG Lawrence H. Williams Moot Court Competition.
Volunteer judges are needed to hear oral arguments, evaluate and score the student’s performance, as well as provide feedback to students.
This unique opportunity is a valuable and memorable experience for both students and judges alike.
Preliminary Rounds will be held at the participating High Schools:
- Belton High School, Belton, Texas
- Harker Heights High School, Harker Heights, Texas
- Del Valle High School, Del Valle., Texas
- Ellison High School, Killeen, Texas
- Creekview Law Academy, Carrollton, Texas
Money Matters to you, your client and to the State Bar of Texas - so let’s talk about fee agreements, third party payors, retainers, flat fees, “non-refundable fees”, advanced fees, the return of unearned fees, fees between lawyers, credit card payments and fees, and – most importantly - how to stay out of trouble with the client and the State Bar disciplinary committee.
The Bell County Bar Association will be hosting a DVD CLE on Friday, February 19, 2016, showing the 17th annual Building Blocks of Wills, Estates and Probate CLE.