DAYL Dinner with the Judiciary
Oct 16 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2019 DAYL Dinner with the Judiciary includes an impressive panel including the Honorable David Horan, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the Honorable Tonya Parker, 116th Civil District Court. Additional panelists are being confirmed. Sara Romine of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP will moderate.

The Dinner will feature a one-hour CLE presentation on ethical issues that arise with discovery becoming increasingly complex in light of technological advances, the ubiquity of social media and other new ways to communicate electronically, and the vast amount of electronic data accumulating in businesses as well as in people’s personal lives.

Attendees can expect an insightful and entertaining presentation that includes the panelists’ experiences with these issues and practice tips for handling discovery issues with both efficiency and care to serve clients’ needs and avoid ethical pitfalls. All Dallas judges have been invited to attend the event, so attendees can also expect an opportunity to meet and network with local judges.

Email Cherie Harris to register for this event.

DAYL CLE: Witness Examinations
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for the last installment of this year’s Trial Skills Boot Camp series on Witness Examinations. The CLE will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at noon at the Belo Mansion and will focus on how to prepare for and conduct an effective direct examination of your witness. Our esteemed panelists Monica Latin, Carrington Coleman, and Mark Werbner, Winston & Strawn, will break down the basics of a direct examination and use their experience to lay out what tips to use and what pitfalls to avoid. They will then demonstrate how to put those tips into practice with a mock direct examination based on the hypothetical from this year’s series.

Probate Symposium
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Thursday, October 31 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, DAYL Elder Law Committee, and the Dallas County Probate Courts will host the 2019 Probate Symposium at the Belo Mansion. This half-day program will begin with a discussion on the Court Visitor Program and the role of the court investigator, followed by discussions on Medicaid planning guardianships, mental illness in guardianship cases, and a legislative update. The program will conclude with a probate judges panel. Please contact Mariséla Martin with questions or to obtain the program agenda. The Probate Symposium is approved for 4.00 hours of CLE credit.