Texas Tech Law School and Lubbock Bar Association Host Community Law School

The Texas Tech University 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.”

The class schedule is as follows:

 Feb. 4

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

Feb. 11

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

Feb. 18

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.

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Contact: Kay Fletcher, assistant dean, Texas Tech School of Law, (806) 742-3990 ext. 278, or kay.fletcher@ttu.edu; or Denette Vaughn, senior attorney, at (806) 765-7794.