Understanding the Central Appraisal District and Property Tax Appeals *** 50% OFF - LAST CHANCE (ENDS 6/30)

Legal Area:        Tax Real Estate Administrative Family Civil Litigation Trial Appellate
Total Credit Hours:        1.00
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Course Materials:        textaudio
Session END DATE:        06/30/2018
Information:        LAST CHANCE
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CLEonline.com, together with the Houston Bar Association (HBA), are pleased to present a special online CLE program designed to give you a review and examination of the administrative rules of the Central Appraisal District (particularly in Harris County) and also to review the procedures for protesting and appealing property appraisals. This course features a streaming audio (as well as a downloadable MP3 audio) presentation from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on February 13, 2013. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session. This course is approved for 1.0 MCLE credit hour.

Some of the subjects to be discussed during this course include:

  • Time Line for Appeals

  • ARB Protests and Hearings

  • Attorneys as "Tax Agents"

  • Major Tax Code Sections

  • Evidence Issues

  • Pit Falls

  • Appealing ARB Decisions

  • Case Law Update

The speaker for this course is Mr. Bernardo J. Garcia, Deputy General Counsel with the Harris County Appraisal District in Houston, where he oversees the District's new in-house litigation team. Mr. Garcia is a former Sr. Assistant County Attorney with the Harris County Attorney's Office. In that capacity, he was formerly special counsel to the Harris County Appraisal Review Board, the Harris County Appraisal District, and the Harris County Juvenile Board. He also worked with the IT Department of the Harris County Hospital District in reviewing and negotiating contracts for software and hardware products and services. He has written and spoken frequently on ad valorem tax matters, Open Government, Cyberlaw Issues and Government Contracts. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association. He received his law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (J.D., 1988) and his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston (B.A., Political Science).

Texas Board of Legal Specialization Areas
Credit Hours Area

1.00 Construction Law
1.00 Real Estate
1.00 Tax Law


This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.

In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA, or as an "Approved Jurisdiction", such as TENNESSEE.  Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information.

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