Family Law Seminar
HVL is happy to host our Annual Family Law Seminar
October 20, 2017
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
1111 Bagby St, Plaza Conference Room
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 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, 2017.
8:30-8:45 Welcoming Remarks - Alistair Dawson, President, Houston Bar Association
8:45-9:30 Houston Volunteer Lawyers and You - Alissa Rubin Gomez, Executive Director HVL
9:30-10:30 The ABCs of a Divorce Case - Mike Day, Trey Yates Law
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:15 Temporary Orders - Aaron Reimer, Jenkins & Kamin L.L.P.
11:15-11:30 The Pro Bono Collaborative Project - Norma Levine Trusch, Law Office of Norma Levine Trusch
11:30-12:00 Immigration Issues in Family Law - Elizabeth Hasse, Tahirih Justice Center
12:00-12:15 Lunch Break
12:15-1:00 Lunch & Judge’s Panel: Judge David Farr, Judge Roy Moore, Judge Judy Warne
1:00-1:45 When Custody is at Issue - Sara Springer Valentine, Burgower Law
1:45-2:15 Child Support - There's Never Enough - Bradford E. “Brad” Morris, Law Office of Brad Morris
2:15-2:30 Coffee Break
2:30-3:00 Veteran's, Property and Debt - Liza Alice Greene, Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
3:00-3:30 Nuts & Bolts of Family Court - Stephanie Sommerlatte, Houston Volunteer Lawyers
3:30-3:45 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. 17TH AT 11:30 PM * BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN WHEN REGISTERING TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.*