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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, September 18 – 25, 2019

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Seminars

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.

For some seminars, 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 2019 – March 2020 HBA CLE Seminar Brochure.

Click here to see the HBA calendar.

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Fri 20

HBA Seminars
The 1st and 14th Courts of Appeals: Practice, Procedure and IOPs

September 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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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CLEonline.com

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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“How to Strategically Manage Your Legal Career”

Rosa Maria Villagomez headshotwith Rosa Maria Villagomez of Mountaintop Consulting
1 hour of MCLE credit, no ethics
Monday, September 23, 2019
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Heritage Plaza ground floor conference room
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Participants will gain powerful, practical strategies for building strong legal career. Informed by the adage that “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” this presentation motivates attorneys to thoughtfully map out the important next phases of their careers and equips each attorney with tactics for effectively becoming the “go to” attorney within their firm or company.

HBA members only. Free to attend. Bring your own lunch.

 

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Institutes

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The HBA presents a four-part yoga CLE series, “The Mindful Law Firm,” with licensed attorney and yoga instructor Justine Fanarof, JD, MPH, E-RYT 500.

HBA members and nonmember attorneys of all yoga skill levels are welcome. Each session is different, and is accredited for 1.5 hours of MCLE, including .5 hour of ethics. All occur at the Heritage Plaza ground floor conference room between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. Please bring a yoga mat and two yoga blocks, and wear comfortable clothing that supports and contains you. Click here for parking suggestions.

The Mindful Law Firm 101: Understanding the ABA Wellness Pledge and Ensuring that Your Law Firm Adheres to the ABA Wellness Pledge
Thursday, September 12 | Learn more | Register ($25 for HBA members, $40 for nonmembers)
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The Mindful Law Firm 102: Moving into Mindfulness/Dealing with Difficulty
Thursday, October 17 | Learn more | Register ($25 for HBA members, $40 for nonmembers)

The Mindful Law Firm 103: Working with Boredom and Interest/Being of Service to Your Practice
Thursday, November 21 | Learn more | Register ($25 for HBA members, $40 for nonmembers)

The Mindful Law Firm 104: Deep Relaxation and Restorative Yoga/Finding Balance in Your Practice
Thursday, December 12 | Learn more | Register ($25 for HBA members, $40 for nonmembers)

 

 

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.

Click here to watch the 2019 Diversity Summit.

Click here to watch the 2018 Saturday Ethics Seminar.

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Bench Bar Conference

The 2019 Civil/Appellate Bench Bar Conference was co-sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, the HBA Appellate Practice Section, the HBA Litigation Section, the Hon. Mike Engelhart, the Oweyssi Law Firm, PLLC, Susman Godfrey L.L.P., Wilson Cribbs + Goren, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates Houston, and the Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III.

Thank you to our co-sponsors, attendees, and planning committee for a successful 25th anniversary.

For more conference information, contact Ashley Gagnon Steininger at ashleyg@hba.org or (713) 759-1133.

Click here to watch the conference on video for CLE credit!

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Certifications

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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