January 25, 2012
The free classes are 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 4, 11 and 18 in the Lanier Auditorium in the Texas Tech Law School.
The Texas Tech School of Law and the Lubbock County Bar Association host the first Community Law School for the Lubbock area. The Saturday classes are 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 4, 11 and 18 in the Lanier Auditorium in the Texas Tech Law School at 1802 Hartford Ave.
“The Lubbock County Bar Association is excited to participate in the Community Law School to assist those in our community with a better understanding of the law,” said Bill Franklin, president of the LCBA and attorney at Boerner, Dennis & Franklin. “It will be a great opportunity for individuals to learn from and asks questions of qualified attorneys free of charge.”
The School of Law plays an important role in continuing legal education as well, said Kay Fletcher, assistant dean for continuing legal education and special events at the law school.
“The law school is happy to host this event for the community,” Fletcher said. “Citizens can get general information about several topics over the three-week program from attorneys who have volunteered their time. The program will be educational and informative; however no legal advice for particular questions can be given under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.”
9 a.m. Health Law; Lois Wischkaemper and Kristi Ward, University Medical Center
10 a.m. Social Security; Larry Spain, professor, Texas Tech School of Law
11 a.m. Employment Law; Stephen Dodd, Law Office of Stephen Dodd
9 a.m. Divorce; Anna McKim; Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock
10 a.m. Protective Orders; Neal Burt; Civil Division Chief, District Attorney’s Office
11 a.m. Child Support; Shelly Horton; Texas Attorney General’s Office, Child Support Division
9 a.m. Wills, Probate and Alternatives to Wills; Jack McCutchin; Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam
10 a.m. Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, & Advanced Directives; Michelle Dodd; Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock
11 a.m. Guardianships & Alternatives to Guardianship; Terry Hawkins, Law Office of Terry Hawkins; Colleen Elbe, Disability Rights Texas
The classes are free and an American Sign Language interpreter will be available. For more information or to request accommodations, call Denette R. Vaughn, senior attorney, at (806) 765-7794.
The Texas Tech School of Law is a leader among Texas law schools with a 16-year average pass rate of 90 percent on the State Bar Exam.
A small student body, a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio (15.3:1) promotes learning and encourages interaction between students and professors.