Annual HVL Family Law Seminar

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South Texas College of Law Houston

1303 San Jacinto Street

Garrett-Townes Auditorium

Houston, TX 77002

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October 18, 2019

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Texas College of Law

1303 San Jacinto Street

6.5 Hours CLE (1.00 ethics)


Divorce, Custody, support, remain one of the largest legal needs of low-income Houstonians. HVL’s long-running Family Law Seminar is an opportunity to learn from experts on how to handle such a case. From how to file for an indigent client, to what to file when, to what other legal issues might overlap with a case, and even an opportunity to hear from sitting Family Judges on what to expect in their courtrooms, this seminar is designed to give you the tools to handle one of these cases. It is a chance to learn not just the necessary aspects of family law, but also the changing nature of pro bono representation with new updates to the rules regarding indigent clients.

*The seminar is free if you accept a pro bono family law case through HVL, either at the seminar or if you accepted a case after September 1, 2019.



Schedule

Course Director and Moderator: Norma Levine Trusch

8:00-8:30: Registration

8:30-8:45: Welcoming Remarks

8:45-9:30: Houston Volunteer Lawyers and You. Jessie Campbell, Pro Bono & Outreach Director, Houston Volunteer Lawyers.

9:30-10:30: Protective Orders. Abby Frank, Managing Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center, Crime Victims Program

10:30-10:45: Coffee Break

10:45-11:15: You've Been Served - or Have You? Angela McKinnon, Houston Volunteer Lawyers

11:15-12:15: The ABCs of a Divorce Case. Trey Yates, Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates III

12:15-12:30: Get Lunch

12:30-1:15: Lunch & Judges' Panel.

  • Judge Tristan H. Longino - 245th District Court
  • Judge Sandra Peake - 257th District Court
  • Judge Barbara J. Stalder - 280th District Court

1:15-1:45: Temporary Orders. Ronique Bastine Robinson, Bastine Law Group

1:45-2:15: Child Support - There's Never Enough. Amy Christine Allen, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

2:15-2:30: Coffee Break

2:30-3:00: Property Division Issues. Warren Cole, Law Office of Warren Cole

3:00-3:30: When Custody is at Issue. Sara Springer Valentine, Burgower Law LLP

3:30-4:00: Nuts & Bolts of Family Court. Elizabeth Tran, Staff Attorney, Houston Volunteer Lawyers

4:00: Meet your HVL Mentor

(choose a pro bono family law case on the Volunteer Portal, and take your case to the seminar to review with your staff attorney mentor. Cases will also be assigned at the seminar.)


*LUNCH ORDERS WILL END ON TUESDAY, OCT. 15 AT 11:30 PM * BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN WHEN REGISTERING TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.*

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South Texas College of Law Houston

1303 San Jacinto Street

Garrett-Townes Auditorium

Houston, TX 77002

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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