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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, February 13 – 20, 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.

November 2018 – April 2019 Seminar Listings.

Click here to see the HBA calendar.

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Fri 22

HBA Seminars
Stowers: The Ins and Outs

February 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Mar 01

HBA Seminars
Adult Time Out: How to Re-Establish Your Legal Career

March 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Mar 08

HBA Seminars
Wellness in the Legal Profession: Perils, Pitfalls and Hope

March 8 @ 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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The next Lunch ‘n’ Learn is:

  • “Understanding Your Commercial/Residential Real Estate Transaction”
  • Speaker: Mike O’Connor (O’Connor & Craig PC)
  • Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • Heritage Plaza First Floor Conference Room
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  • 1 hour MCLE, no ethics
  • Bring your own lunch
  • Free for HBA members
  • RSVP to ashleyg@hba.org

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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.

Thank you to the wonderful judges who have lent their time and expertise. Please check this page again soon for information on the next HBA Java with the Judges program.

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

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Institutes

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.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Saturday Ethics Program on November 3! Miss the event? You can earn all the credit by watching the lectures online for free as an HBA member. Click here!

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Bench Bar Conference

25th Anniversary!

The Bench Bar Conference brings Civil District, County Civil, Federal, and Appellate Court judges and attorneys together in an informal atmosphere where we can identify and solve challenges faced by the Bench and Bar.

7 hours of MCLE credit (including 2.5 hours of ethics credit). Also includes 7 hours of specialization credit through TBLS for Civil Trial Law, Civil Appellate Law, Family Law, and Personal Injury Law.

Co-sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, the HBA Appellate Practice Section, the HBA Litigation Section, AEA Group, the Hon. Mike Engelhart, 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.

Happy Hour to follow at Christian’s Tailgate (Congress Ave.)

Registration for this event is now closed.

Click here for the list of participating judges and justices and the order of events.

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

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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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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