Continuing Legal Education
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Houston Bar Association adopted the following policy for speakers at HBA events:
All HBA members, including judges and candidates for public office, can serve as speakers at HBA events and programs. There should be no active campaigning, no literature distributed, no buttons worn, essentially nothing to indicate that a member or judge is in a contested race for office, and nothing urging a favorable vote. All HBA members, including judges and judicial candidates, may serve on HBA committees.
The HBA's Friday Afternoon CLE Seminars are now virtual! Pre-register to participate:
- "Purchase and Sale Transactions for Commercial Real Estate Projects," July 10
- "Medicare for All: What Does It Really Mean? A Legal Perspective," July 17
- "Community Land Trusts," July 24
- "Law Firm Management – What We’ve Learned from Working at Home & the Economic Shutdown that Will Make Us Better Able to Handle the Next Crisis," August 7
- "Top 10 Commandments of Contract Writing for New Attorneys," August 14
- "Force Majeure and Related Contractual Defenses in the COVID-19 Era," August 21
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.
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 watch the LGBTQ+ Community Legal Symposium from March 11, 2020! These videos are available for free to all.
Click here to see photos from the HBA's LGBTQ+ Community Legal Symposium on March 11!
Travis Torrence, Stacey E. Burke, Gary Schumann, and Elliott Beck.
Judge Daryl Moore, Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Jessica Rodriguez.
Event attendees enjoyed informative presentations and networking.
HBA Executive Director Mindy Davidson, Elliott Beck, and SLAGH President Deborah Lawson.
Click here to watch the 2019 Diversity Summit.
Click here to watch the 2018 Saturday Ethics Seminar.
Attorneys who would like to earn a certificate in Guardianship Ad Litem in the Probate Courts can watch a video on the HBA website.
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 offers an online video of its “Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts Institute,” which meets certification requirements. The cost to watch the video is $75 for HBA members; $150 for non-members. Please contact Christina Trevino at email@example.com or (713) 759-1133, or contact Ashley Steininger at firstname.lastname@example.org.