By Megan Goor

The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division is hosting its annual three-day CLE event October 4-6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison. Early registration has been extended until August 22.

The Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, or TAPS, is a three-day conference for paralegals that includes up to 14 hours of continuing legal education in a variety of specialties along with networking events and other professional development opportunities. There is an option for one-day or three-day registration. This year’s theme is “TAPS Unmasqued—Knowledge Awaits 2017.”

The keynote speaker is Fort Worth criminal defense attorney Mike Ware, who will discuss the Texas “junk science” statute and how it helped lead to the release of the “San Antonio Four.” Ware, an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, will also talk about the making of a documentary film on the San Antonio Four case and about his work on other wrongful conviction cases.

Those interested in attending can register online. For more information about the seminar, go to