MADD Partners with Reynaldo L. Diaz Jr, PC,
Statewide Sponsor and Speaker on Dram Shop Laws
Dallas (August 24, 2017) – Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD), with Statewide Sponsor Reynaldo L. Diaz Jr., P.C., is hosting a first-of-its-kind Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the MADD National Office in Irving, Texas. The course educates civil attorneys on the role they play when representing drunk and drugged driving victims and helping victims find the restitution they need and deserve.
“MADD has a unique and critical perspective as the voice of victims and firsthand knowledge of the legal impact victims face long after the crash,” said Amy George, Senior Vice President of Giving, Marketing and Communications for MADD. “MADD is grateful to Rey Diaz for his support and recognizing the importance of educating attorneys on how to work with victims who don’t know how to navigate the civil process.”
Attorneys who sign up for the day-long course will learn how to compassionately work with and provide resources for victims, hear from prosecutor on the criminal justice response, and participate in a victim impact panel, where victims recount their crashes and the resulting criminal and civil cases.
Upon completion, attorneys will receive 8 CLE credits, including 2.5 hours of ethics credits, and a MADD certificate. The September course, the second of its kind held this year, will be offered annually. The fall seminar will include a specialty session on Dram Shop Laws, presented by Statewide Sponsor Rey Diaz
“The victims of persons who have been overserved alcohol need our help. We need to make as many Texans as possible aware of the difficulties in finding justice for our clients. The laws are significantly in the favor of establishments who overserve alcohol. We need to share thoughts and ideas for the best representation possible for our respective clients,” said Diaz, with offices in Laredo, Edinburg, Austin and San Antonio, whose firm is also a sponsor of the MADD San Antonio Affiliate
Attorneys can register or learn more at www.madd.org/cle.
About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD has helped to save more than 350,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by more than 50 percent and promote designating a non-drinking driver. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® calls for law enforcement support, ignition interlocks for all offenders and advanced vehicle technology. MADD has provided supportive services to nearly one million drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Visit www.madd.org or call 1-877-ASK-MADD.
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