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MONTHLY CLE EVENT

Join HMPA for our newest CLE webinar on May 14, 2024!  Our guest speaker Matt Darby will discuss Texas traditional and online notarization practices and how to become a commissioned online notary.

This is a virtual event and offers 1.0 hours of CLE credit.

Click here to register!


   

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 Your HMPA membership comes with many perks, one of which being discounted CLE rates and exclusive access to member-only events.

Want to check out more perks of becoming a HMPA member? Check our Membership page for more information. 


    • June 11, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • NRG Center - Room 500, Mezzanine Level
    Register


    June CLE Seminar

    Join HMPA for our in-person CLE seminar on June 11, 2024! Our guest speaker Greg Kondritz will speak on his work at NRG Park and the inner workings of the Legal Department operations of the Houston Texans.


    This is an in-person event and offers 1.0 CLE credit.


    Check-in will begin at 11:30am CST on June 11th.

     Lunch will be provided.

    Parking Instructions: Attendees may park in the Red Lot for FREE (McKee entrance off Kirby).


    DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IS JUNE 4th at 5pm CST.



    Speaker: Greg Kondritz- Executive VP, Business Affairs and General Counsel for the Houston Texans

    Topic: "Legal Insights from the Houston Texans General Counsel"




    "Greg Kondritz enters his 17th season with the Houston Texans and second as vice president and general counsel after serving as the associate general counsel for two years. Kondritz advises the organization on a wide variety of legal matters, including contracts, trademark matters and compliance with NFL rules and regulations.

    Prior to joining the Texans in June 2004, Kondritz practiced corporate and securities law for Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in Houston, where he was a senior associate in the Corporate, Banking & Business section. Kondritz attended the NFL's management program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in June 2006. He also served as an adjunct professor of Sports Law at Houston Baptist University and a guest lecturer at a sports law program in Madrid, Spain.

    Kondritz earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Murray State University in 1996 and a law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1999. Kondritz also served as a notes editor on the Vanderbilt Law Review.

    Originally from West Frankfort, Kondritz and his wife, Alison, live in Houston with their three kids, Jack, Katie and Rowan." 


    To learn more about Greg Kondritz click here.





    Cancellation/No Show Policy:

    Due to the contractual requirements imposed by the venues we use for our in-person events, cancellations are required to be made no later than 12PM at least four days before the event. Cancellations for our webinars must be made at least 24 hours before the event.  

    Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to hmpa.office@gmail.com. Any cancellations not made by the deadline will be non-refundable. Any payment pending for a registrant who does not attend the event, will be charged the registration fee. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to hmpa.office@gmail.com. Thank you for your cooperation!


    • June 26, 2024
    • 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Sylvia's - 1140 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX 77077
    Register


    HMPA JUNE SOCIAL

    This event will benefit Bayou City Blessings In A Backpack!

    Bayou Blessings is a prominent community organization that is helping to end childhood hunger in the Houston area. Since 2012, Bayou Blessings has donated over 475,000 food bags, distributed over 3 million units of food and their volunteers have worked over 53,000 hours. We want to help their efforts by helping raise awareness for this incredible cause.

    To learn more and to donate today, scan the QR code below.

    At this event, attendees may exchange a donation for 1 drink ticket and provided appetizers.

    Please let us know if you will be attending by registering for the event!






    Cancellation/No Show Policy:

    Due to the contractual requirements imposed by the venues we use for our in-person events, cancellations are required to be made no later than 12PM at least four days before the event. Cancellations for our webinars must be made at least 24 hours before the event.  

    Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to hmpa.office@gmail.com. Any cancellations not made by the deadline will be non-refundable. Any payment pending for a registrant who does not attend the event, will be charged the registration fee. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to hmpa.office@gmail.com. Thank you for your cooperation!


    • August 29, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St. Houston, TX 77002 (Section 106)
    • 10
    Register


    HMPA MEMBERS NIGHT WITH

    THE HOUSTON ASTROS


    HMPA Members we want you and your family to join us on Thursday, August 29th at Minute Maid Park to watch our Houston Astros play the Kansas City Royals!  

    Tickets for this event are $36.00 each and are available to active HMPA Members only.  Limit 4 tickets per member.

    Not an HMPA member?  Apply at www.HoustonParalegals.org.


    DEADLINE TO COMPLETE TICKET ORDER IS JULY 15th!

    SPACE IS LIMITED SO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! 


    Event Details:

    Where: Minute Maid Park (Section 105)

    501 Crawford St. Houston, TX 77001


    When: Thursday, August 29, 2024


    The game starts at 7:10 p.m.

    Tickets will be issued at least 2 weeks prior to the event by email.



    Payment/Cancellation/No Show Policy for this event:

    Tickets to this event are non-transferable.  You must pay for your tickets at the time that you RSVP for this event or your reservation is subject to being canceled without notice. 

    Cancellations to this event must be made in writing and emailed to hmpa.office@gmail.com no later than 12 p.m. on August 8, 2024 in order to receive a refund.  Any cancellations not made by the deadline will be non-refundable.  

    Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to hmpa.office@gmail.com. Thank you for your cooperation!


Cancellation/No Show Policy:

Due to the requirements imposed by the venues we use, cancellations to paid registrations are required to be made no later than 12PM on the Friday before the event. Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to hmpa.office@gmail.com. Any cancellations not made by the deadline will be non-refundable. Any payment pending for a registrant who does not attend the event, will be charged the registration fee. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to hmpa.office@gmail.com. Thank you for your cooperation!


KEEP READING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CLE EVENTS AND BECOMING A CERTIFIED PARALEGAL


What are CLE Events?

HMPA has successfully implemented continuing legal education requirements since 1995. HMPA's CLE criteria mandates 8 hours of CLE per year for Voting Members and has recently increased the CLE criteria for PHP members from 8 hours to 10 hours per year effective January 1, 1999.

CLE Luncheons are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of every month and cover a wide variety of substantive legal topics. The CLE Committee also schedules 1/2 day and full day seminars throughout the year.  These seminars encompass a wide range of specialized practice areas and topics such as Business & Regulatory, Ethics, Oil & Gas, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, and Trial Preparation and Assistance at Trial.

  • HMPA CLE Policy: Summary of the rules and guidelines for earning Continuing Legal Education
  • Verification of Self Study: Two (2) hours of self-study may be submitted along with 6 hours of classroom continuing legal education to satisfy the requirement. Self study includes reading on legal issues, paralegal issues, administrative issues pertaining to law office administration and management.  Evidence of self study must be submitted using the Verification of Self Study form.
  • Contact the CLE Staff: How to reach members of the Continuing Legal Education department for questions or assistance.



Continuing Education Discount for HMPA Members:

HMPA is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Lorman Education Services. In order to stay up to date in today’s ever changing regulatory environment, you are now eligible to receive a 15% discount on all seminars and teleconferences. Register online or call Lorman at (866) 352-9539. Mention Priority Code 16204 and Discount Code V3524723 to receive your 15% discount!

Visit http://www.lorman.com/training/HMPA for a complete list of upcoming courses.




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Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) Announces New website for paralegals!

Subject: tbls-bcp.org Goes Live!

TBLS is pleased to announce the official launch of our new website specifically for the Paralegal Specialization program.  This site is an informational, public-facing web site designed to promote the presence, and exclusive status, of the TBLS paralegal certification process. It also acts as an Intranet for the Board Certified Paralegal (BCP) community and Texas attorneys interested in specialized paralegal matters.

We have just concluded final stages of development and want you to have the first look this weekend of our new site at www.tbls-bcp.org.   This is only the initial phase of the website with plans for more video, online member services and social media options.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization would greatly appreciate your feedback and/or comments, please let us know what we can do to enhance the site.

Sincerely,

Gary McNeil, Executive Director

Texas Board of Legal Specialization


National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)


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