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August GMM + CLE | Venue and Removal: Don't Trust, Verify

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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August 2022

Venue and Removal: Don't Trust, Verify

Imagine an attorney asks you to prepare a draft answer to a lawsuit and, wanting to comply with her wishes, you do so. Reasonable right? Yes. But could you do more? Also, yes. What if you are in a bad venue for the client? What if you, as the exceptional paralegal, could spot a way out that the attorney did not? While I can’t promise a bonus and raise, Hartline Barger associate, Drew M. Thomas, will teach you in this CLE what red flags in pleadings that, if spotted, might send your client to greener pastures and impress your colleagues in the process. Drew will start with what unusual removal and venue rules to look for and then put your newfound knowhow to the test, by asking you to spot the issues that were successful in real cases.

Drew M. Thomas, Esq. 

Hartline Barger LLP

Since joining Hartline Barger LLP, Drew has successfully represented many clients in a variety of litigation matters involving multidistrict litigation, collections, legal malpractice defense, and product liability defense. Drew has helped obtain dismissals for clients on the defense side and has prosecuted claims to verdict and judgment for clients on the plaintiff side. He practices regularly in venues throughout the state of Texas, in federal court, and in multiple states nationwide.

CLE Credit

1.0 hour of General paralegal CLE credit issued through DAPA 


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