Courtney Barksdale Perez receives TYLA President’s Award of Merit
The Spanish for Lawyers website offers a web-based video course to provide Texas lawyers with free access to learn basic Spanish speaking skills they would use in a consultation with a Spanish-Speaking client. The Spanish for Lawyers CLE Course was produced at the Texas Bar CLE Studio. The course is comprised of 10 web-based classes which are 35-45 minutes each, for a total of 9 hours of instruction. The course is approved for 5.25 hours of MCLE credit and includes beginner Spanish instruction focused on the use of legal vocabulary in various subject areas, including employment law, family law, civil law, criminal law and immigration law. Class 6, which is focused on engagement and providing advice to Spanish-speaking clients is eligible for .5 hours of ethics credit. In addition to the video instruction, each class is accompanied by a presentation, a pre-class vocabulary list, post-class homework and an MP3 file for oral vocabulary practice.
In addition, this website houses the State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association materials and guides that have been translated into Spanish.