About

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.

Notice: the State Bar of Texas now requires emeritus attorneys to report MCLE hours. Read about it here.

HBA CLE Update, February 21 – 28, 2018


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.

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 2017 – April 2018 Seminar Listings.

Click here to see the HBA calendar.

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Fri 23
Mar 02

HBA Seminars
The Impact of the Elderly Getting Divorced in Texas

March 2 @ 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.

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.

cleonline.com


Lunch & Learn Programs

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Our next Lunch & Learn is:

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • 12 noon – 1 p.m.
  • Heritage Plaza First Floor Conference Room
  • Topic: “Pay Equity and #MeToo”
  • Featuring Linda Schoonmaker of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • 1.0 hour MCLE credit, 1.0 hour ethics.

Bring your own lunch. RSVP to Ashley Gagnon Steininger at ashleyg@hba.org or (713) 759-1133.

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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.

Check back for the next Java with the Judges event!

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.


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 for making the seminar on Saturday, November 11, 2017 a success!

For information on this and other institutes, contact Ashley Steininger at (713) 759-1133 or ashleyg@hba.org.


Bench Bar Conference

The 2018 Criminal/Appellate Bench Bar Conference is Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Harris County 1910 Courthouse. This all-day learning experience is accredited for 7.0 hours of MCLE, including 2.5 hours ethics credit and 7.0 specialization credits! Register today for only $50 — space is limited! Click here to register online, or here for the printable form. This event is co-sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, AEA Consulting, and The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz III.

Click here to watch videos from the 2017 Civil/Appellate Bench Bar Conference for free CLE credit! This is the first year that the HBA has published videos of this conference online.


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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