2020 LGBTQ+ Community Legal Symposium

Watch select videos from the HBA's LGBTQ+ Community Legal Symposium, held at the Montrose Center on March 11, 2020. To read more about the event and see photos, click here.

Thank you to event co-sponsors Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner; LGBT Law Section – State Bar of Texas; Reed Smith LLP; Travis Torrence; and BBVA Compass Bank.


Welcome and Opening Remarks
A word from the sponsors
Criminal Law with Ruben Perez (Harris County District Attorney’s Office)


Family Law with Hon. Jim Evans (507th District Court) and Lou Weaver (Trans Legal Clinic Houston)


Dramatic Changes in Immigration Laws and Benefits and Their Effects on LGBTI Immigrants with Luis Ruiz (The Law Office of Luis Ruiz) and John Nechman (Katine & Nechman, LLP)


How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Have to Go with Annise Parker (Former Houston Mayor; President and CEO, Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund)


Legal Protections for LGBT+ Employees: Where Are We Now? And What’s Next? with Corey Devine (Muskat, Mahony & Devine, LLP) and Ben Williams (Winston & Strawn LLP)


The 2020 Census with Marcus Hooks (The Montrose Center)


Landlord/Tenant with Ryan Marquez (Consumer Clinic, University of Houston Law Center)