Continuing Legal Education
The Houston Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Department provides quality legal education programs for attorneys in Houston and surrounding counties.
For more information, contact Ashley Steininger at (713) 759-1133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Houston Bar Association adopted the following policy for speakers at HBA events:
All HBA members, including judges and candidates for public office, can serve as speakers at HBA events and programs. There should be no active campaigning, no literature distributed, no buttons worn, essentially nothing to indicate that a member or judge is in a contested race for office, and nothing urging a favorable vote. All HBA members, including judges and judicial candidates, may serve on HBA committees.
The HBA's Friday Afternoon CLE Seminars are now virtual! Pre-register to participate:
- "Avoiding the Top 10 Biggest Mistakes in eDiscovery," October 16
- "To Zoom Am I Speaking? (Lessons Learned from Zoom Mediations)," October 23
- "What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Law," October 30
- "An Agile Approach to Legal Project Management," November 13
- "Succession Planning Made Easy: Navigating the Ethical Rules for Transitioning Your Practice via Sudden Cessation or Planned Sale," November 20
- "Cybersecurity and Data Breach Notification Laws: How to Protect Your Firm and Your Clients," December 4
- "Recent Changes to Texas Discovery Practice," December 11
- "Surviving and Thriving While Navigating, Innovating, and Litigating Through the COVID-19 Global Pandemic," December 19
These seminars are free to HBA members, providing over 50 hours of MCLE credit per year at no cost.
The HBA presents free CLE programming for members only. Upon clicking on the video links below, you will be prompted to log in using your HBA account information. You can also create an account on that same page. Watch for more free, members-only CLE videos throughout the year.
Three-hour Virtual Ethics Program
Friday, November 6, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Click here to register for 3 hours of MCLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics. Free for HBA members, $26 for nonmembers.
Click here to watch the LGBTQ+ Community Legal Symposium from March 11, 2020! These videos are available for free to all.
Click here to see photos from the HBA's LGBTQ+ Community Legal Symposium on March 11!
Travis Torrence, Stacey E. Burke, Gary Schumann, and Elliott Beck.
Judge Daryl Moore, Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Jessica Rodriguez.
Event attendees enjoyed informative presentations and networking.
HBA Executive Director Mindy Davidson, Elliott Beck, and SLAGH President Deborah Lawson.
Click here to watch the 2019 Diversity Summit.
Click here to watch the 2018 Saturday Ethics Seminar.
Attorneys who would like to earn a certificate in Guardianship Ad Litem in the Probate Courts can watch a video on the HBA website.
Effective September 1, 2015, new legislation now requires a 4-hour certification course for attorneys who want to serve as guardian ad litems in the probate courts. Attorneys applicants of guardianship must also be certified. One hour of the certification course must be on alternatives to guardianship. The HBA offers an online video of its “Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts Institute,” which meets certification requirements. The cost to watch the video is $75 for HBA members; $150 for non-members. Please contact Christina Trevino at email@example.com or (713) 759-1133, or contact Ashley Steininger at firstname.lastname@example.org.