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 ashleyg@hba.org.

HBA CLE Update, October 10 – 17, 2018

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No pre-registration is required. Each seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit, and many offer ethics credit as well. These seminars are free to HBA members, providing over 50 hours of MCLE credit per year at no cost.

Written materials are available for up to $15. The CLE Department makes these written materials available after many of its seminars and institutes. If you would like to purchase written materials, please contact the CLE Department at (713) 759-1133 or email Ashley Steininger. Written materials will be charged an 8.25% sales tax.

Non-members may attend for a $50 fee that covers written materials.

May – October 2018 Seminar Listings.

November 2018 – April 2019 Seminar Listings.

Click here to see the HBA calendar.

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Fri 19

HBA Seminars
Introduction to Health Law

October 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fri 26

HBA Seminars
U.S. Supreme Court Round-Up: Cases and Trends

October 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Nov 09

Online Videos

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.

Click here to start watching at your convenience.

Click here for a list of videos currently available for members on the HBA website.

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Members receive a 20% discount on HBA Continuing Legal Education programs from cleonline.com. Call HBA office at (713) 759-1133 for the discount code.

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New Licensee Institute

Thank you to everyone who made our latest new licensee program a success. We look forward to the next one!

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Lunch & Learn Programs

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The next Lunch ‘n’ Learn is:

  • Tuesday, October 30, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Heritage Plaza ground floor conference room
  • Title: “Maximize Your State Bar Benefits”
  • Speakers: Alistair Dawson (Beck Redden LLP), Carmen Roe (Law Office of Carmen M. Roe) and Dinesh Singhal (Singhal Law Firm)
  • Credit: 1 hour MCLE, no ethics
  • Description: Members of the State Bar of Texas enjoy a variety of member benefits and services, from live CLE events and networking opportunities to free legal research and ethics and wellness resources—and exclusive access to the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange. Hear the latest updates from the State Bar and learn how to make the most of your membership in this informative, fast-moving CLE presentation.
  • RSVP to Ashley Gagnon Steininger at ashleyg@hba.org or (713) 759-1133.
  • Bring your own lunch.

The Lunch ‘n’ Learn after that is:

  • Tuesday, November 20, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Heritage Plaza ground floor conference room
  • Title: “Strike for Cause Method of Jury Selection”
  • Speakers: Robert Swafford (Robert Swafford Law Office)
  • Credit: 1 hour MCLE, no ethics
  • Description: The speech will outline and demonstrate the rationale and techniques of the strike for cause method of jury selection, an approach that maximizes strikes for cause of unfavorable jurors and therefore increases the chances of winning.
  • RSVP to Ashley Gagnon Steininger at ashleyg@hba.org or (713) 759-1133.
  • Bring your own lunch.

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Java with the Judges

Java with the Judges is a program sponsored by the HBA where attendees can learn from and network with local members of the judiciary.

Visit this webpage again later for information on the next java with the judges session.

Thank you to the wonderful judges who have lent their time and expertise.

Questions? Contact Ashley Gagnon Steininger at ashleyg@hba.org or (713) 759-1133.

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The HBA’s CLE Committee presents full-day and half-day institutes on a variety of topics each year. Institutes are approved for MCLE hours and most include ethics hours.

This year, the HBA’s annual Saturday Ethics Program is on November 3. Attorneys can attend this program from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Heritage Plaza ground floor conference room. This program is accredited for 3 hours of MCLE, including 3 hours of ethics. (That’s all the ethics credit you need for an entire year!)

Attendance is free for HBA members. Non-HBA-members must pay $100 in cash or check at the door. No pre-registration is required.

The schedule is as follows:

No refreshments will be provided. Please enter the building through the doors at the corner of Dallas Street and Brazos Street. Click here for parking suggestions. Contact Ashley Gagnon Steininger with any questions regarding the event at (713) 759-1133 or ashleyg@hba.org.

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Bench Bar Conference

Click here to watch videos from the 2018 Criminal/Appellate Bench Bar Conference for free CLE credit! These videos are worth 7 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.5 hours of ethics!

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Attorneys who would like to earn a certificate in Guardianship Ad Litem in the Probate Courts can watch a video in the HBA office.

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 is now offering a video of its “2015 Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts Institute,” which meets certification requirements. The cost to watch the video is $70 for HBA members; $140 for non-members. To schedule an appointment in the HBA office, contact Ashley Steininger at (713) 759-1133 or ashleyg@hba.org.

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