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  • Monday, March 20, 2017 11:17 AM | Patricia Chapman (Administrator)

    I just received word that on March 21, 2017, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm there will be a Veteran's Expo held at Lone Star convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Rd., Conroe, TX.  77303.  Lone Star Legal Service will be hosting a legal clinic there and has asked the WBA to post this for volunteer attorneys.

    If you are able to help, please contact Patricia Chapman at patjdllm@yahoo.com; a brochure is attached for further information.

    Thank you.


    Veteran's Expo Invite 2017.pdf

  • Sunday, March 05, 2017 12:34 PM | Patricia Chapman (Administrator)

    SAVE THE DATE!  Montgomery County Bar Association is hosting its annual CLE celebrating Law Day on May 5, 2017 from 8am-2pm; the location is Bob's Steak and Chop House, 1700 Research Forest Drive Shenandoah, Texas.  A full calendar of CLE will be announce when finalized.

    For more information, contact Kate Bihm, (936) 788-6100 or by email, mocobarprez@gmail.com

     

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:20 PM | Patricia Chapman (Administrator)

    On Thursday, March 2, 2017, the Woodlands Bar Association Energy Section invites all interested persons to a Continuing Legal Education and Happy Hour from 4 pm to 7 pm at Black Walnut Cafe, 9000 New Trails Dr., The Woodlands, Tx.  77381.  The cost for the CLE will be $30 for WBA members and $40 for non-members.

    The speaker will be Mr. Robert Friedman, Counsel Compliance for Exxon Mobil Corporation.  Mr. Friedman's topic is "Antitrust Update--Recent Developments and a Look Forward."  The topics will include an update on antitrust enforcement around the world, a discussion of recent antitrust policy guidance from U.S. regulators and other "hot" topics, as well as some predictions of potential changes that might be expected under the new Trump administration.

    If you are interested, you can sign up at the Woodlands Bar Association, woodlandsbarassociation.com, or for further information, contact Kelli Smith, Kelli.Smith@Steptoe-Johnson.com.

  • Friday, January 06, 2017 6:48 PM | Kirby Hopkins (Administrator)

    Members,

    Please review the below announcement from the 410th District Court, Montgomery County.


    STANDING ORDER REGARDING HEARINGS AND TRIALS CURRENTLY SET ON 8:15 A.M. DOCKETS IN THE 410TH DISTRICT COURT

    Beginning January 9, 2017, all hearings and trials set for 8:15 a.m. in the 410th District Court shall hereby be heard at 9:00 a.m. On and after January 9, 2017, all of the 410th District Court's dockets will start at 9:00 a.m. If you have been set for hearing or trial at 8:15 a.m. on or after January 9, 2017, this is your notice that court will not begin, and the docket will not be called, until 9:00 a.m. sharp.


    Thank you to Judge Jennifer Robin and her Briefing Attorney Scott Wonderly for alerting the WBA to this new Standing Order.

    Best regards,

    WBA Board of Directors

  • Monday, January 02, 2017 1:53 PM | Patricia Chapman (Administrator)

    This year, the Woodlands Bar Association (WBA) will award two $3,000.00 scholarships to outstanding local high school students.  The scholarships are open to graduating seniors residing in Montgomery County and attending any (public, private or homeschool) educational facility in Montgomery County. The student must be in good standing and plan to attend a four-year university in the Fall of 2017.  Applicants must have an interest in attending law school upon completion of an undergraduate program.

    The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.  For more information, questions, (or to apply) email Rene Rogers at VPScholarships@WoodlandsBarAssocation.com. The information is also attached here.

    Please spread the word!

    WBA 2017 Scholarship Application.pdf

  • Thursday, December 01, 2016 9:49 AM | Patricia Chapman (Administrator)

    Recently some of our members have received a warning from the State Bar of Texas about a new email scam targeting attorneys.  The text of the email read:

    "We are writing to inform you that an email scam that uses false notifications of disciplinary actions is targeting members of the State Bar of Texas.

    Several members have reported receiving an email claiming a grievance had been filed against them and that they had 10 days to respond. The email invites them to “click here” for more information.

    The email is not from the State Bar of Texas or the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel. (Neither of these entities sends out disciplinary notices via email.)

    Attorneys in other states have reported receiving similar email notices purporting to be from their state bars. In those cases, the lawyer was instructed to click on a link to view the complaint, which loaded a malicious software called ransomware that blocks computer access until a sum of money is paid.

    If you receive this type of email, delete it immediately."

    Let's all be careful out there!


  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:50 AM | Patricia Chapman (Administrator)

    The 20th Annual Employment Law Conference is only two weeks away.  This event has been the premier source for Montgomery County businesses and law firms to keep up with the constantly changing field of Employment Law.  The event this year will be held at Sam Houston State University, The Woodlands Center from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  CLE and HR credit units will be offered.

    The Speaker lineup and array of topics is outstanding this year.

    • Bush Law Firm- Speaker: Alan Bush-Topic: Overtime Pay: Sleepless in San Antonio.
    • Leger, Ketchum & Cohoon, PLLC-Speaker: Derek G. Flynn-Topic: Do's and Dont's of HR Investigations.
    • Marsh & McLennan Agency-Speaker: Michael Kissner-Topic: Ethics in Business.
    • Stibbs & Co., P.C.-Speaker: Courtney Sheaffer-Topic-Implementing Solid Employment Policies: The Pregnant Employee and Other Leaves of Absence.
    • Wham & Rogers, LLC-Speaker: Mark Wham-Topic: Trade Secrets, Non-Competes & Confidential Business Information: Update on Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements.
    • Gardere, Wynn, Sewell, LLP-Speaker: Charles E. Meacham-Topic:Labor & Employment Law in Mexico-From a U.S. Attorney's Perspective.

    The Lunch Speaker will be Joe Bontke, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Houston District Office)- Topic: Intergenerational Communications in the Workplace

    If you have not gotten your tickets already, get them today; space is limited.

  • Wednesday, October 05, 2016 11:00 AM | Patricia Chapman (Administrator)
    The WBA would like to give a shout out to the pro bono volunteers for our September 30, 2016 Free Law Clninc and for our October 3 Law Line event:


    September 30, 2016-Free Law Clinic

    On September 30, 2016, MCLAC held their second free legal clinic at the Montgomery County Law Library.  There were 39 potential clients and 19 people were screened for eligibility and served by the MCLAC volunteers.  Our MCLAC volunteers were: Dawn Norman (ExxonMobil Law Department), Margaret Bass (ExxonMobil Law Department), Stephen Timmins (ExxonMobil Law Department), Richard Vint (ExxonMobil Law Department), Kristen R. Hulbea (ExxonMobil Law Department), Glenna Kyle (Glenna M. Kyle, Phd., J.D.), Stanley Kabzinski (Enterprise Products), and Patricia Chapman (Law OFfice of Patricia Chapman).

    October 3, 2016-LawLines

    We had twelve calls from Montgomery County citizens covering various legal questions.  There were four volunteers who were:  Kelsey Del Rio (The Mussalli Law Firm), Rene Rogers (Wham and Rogers, LLC), Steven Dickerson (ExxonMobil Law Department), and Angela Nicewonder (Nicewonder Law Group, LLC).

    A BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful pro bono volunteers.  Thank you for serving your community.



  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:58 PM | Patricia Chapman (Administrator)

    Here is a big shout-out to these attorneys for volunteering for pro-bono opportunities here in Montgomery County.

    a. LawLines-September 12, 2016--A big thank you to William W. Morris (Gray, Reed and McGraw), Margaret Bass (Exxon Mobil), Katy Callahan (Leger, Ketchum and Cohoon) and Bob Sandilos (happily retired) for manning the phones at LawLines. Good work!

    b. Pro bono Representation--Many thanks to Joe Michels, Jr. (The Michels Firm, PLLC) and Allison Mundy (Mundy Legal Services PLLC) for representing Lone Star Legal Aid clients.

    Good work guys--thank you for supporting our community.




  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:59 PM | Kirby Hopkins (Administrator)

    Members,

    Please review the attached to learn more about an open position in Montgomery County.

    Thank you to Judge Tracy Gilbert and Mr. Nathan Jensen for alerting the WBA to this opportunity.

    Best regards,

    WBA Board of Directors

    Post_418th_District_Court_Associate_Judge_08_29_16_2.pdf


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