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An Inside-Out Perspective on Employment Law Seminar

April 24, 2014

The Labor and Employment Law Section of the El Paso Bar Association presents:

An Inside-Out Perspective on Employment Law Seminar, a seminar for lawyers who want to learn or brush up on important labor and employment laws.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 11:00 – 1:30 p.m. Approved for 2.0 hours of MCLE by the State Bar of Texas.

Ceremonial Courtroom, 12th Floor of the El Paso County Courthouse.

FREE to EPBA Members/$25 for nonmembers (Bring your own lunch)

RSVP to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net


Good Friday - EPBA office Closed

April 18, 2014

The El Paso Bar Association Office and the El Paso County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 for Good Friday.

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El Paso Bar Association April Luncheon

April 8, 2014

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its April Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speaker is Tana Petrich of CourtCall, LLC who will talk about Remote Court Appearances. We will have several door prizes.

Please RSVP by Monday, April 7, 2014 to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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EPBA March Bar Luncheon

March 11, 2014

The El Paso Bar Association will have its March Luncheon on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor.

Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speakers will be the Candidates for President Elect of the State Bar of Texas, Allan DuBois of San Antonio and Beverly Godrey of Dallas.

Door Prizes will be given.

RSVP to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 10th.

We hope to see you there!!!

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18th Annual Civil Trial Practice Seminar

February 13, 2014

18th Annual Civil Trial Practice Seminar

The El Paso Bar Association presents the 18th Annual Civil Trial Practice Seminar on February 13, 14, & 15, 2014 at the Declan Suites, San Diego, CA.

We have applied for 14.00 hours of MCLE, including 2.5 hours of Ethics.

Cost of the seminar is:
$350 – El Paso Bar Association Members
$400 – Registration & Membership Dues
$450 – Nonmember
$275 – Paralegal

To register and reserve your hotel room go to: http://elpasobarcle.com

Topics and speakers include:
~Preservation of Error – John Mobbs
~Comsumer Law – Steven James
~HIPPA – CaraLyn Banks
~Texas Supreme Court Update – Chris Antcliff
~Mandatory E-Filing – Joe Gonzalez
~Ethics Jeopardy – Robert Dinsmoor
~Estate Planning and Probate – Karin Carson
~Employment Law – John Wenke and Chris Borunda
~Judge’s Panel: What to Do and What Not to Do – Judge Maria Salas Mendoza, Judge Laura Strathman and Judge Anna Perez
~Tax for Litigators – Oscar Javier Ornelas
~Jury Selection – Gregory Anderson
~Family Law & the Military – Philip Mullin
~Commercial Litigation – Frank Ainsa and David Driscoll
~Mediation – Kitty Schild and Jeff Ray

On Thursday evening we will have a presentation on Legal Legends, Interviews of Justice Guadalupe Rivera and Hector Zavaleta, interviewed by Charles Ruhmann

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Ray, McChristian & Jeans, P.C.
CourtCall, LLC
Altep, Inc.
Benjamin Law Firm
Antcliff Mediation
Judge Maria Salas-Mendoza

If you would like to be a sponsor for the seminar please contact Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com

We hope to see you in San Diego!!!!!

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El Paso Bar Association February Bar Luncheon

February 11, 2014

The EPBA February Bar Luncheon will be on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th floor. Cost of the Luncheon is $20 per person.

We will host a Judicial Candidate’s Forum for the following races:

Chief Justice, 8th Court of Appeals
168th District Court Judge
205th District Court Judge
243rd District Court Judge

We will have door prizes.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 10, 2014 to Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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Mandatory E-Filing Seminar

February 5, 2014

Mandatory E-Filing Seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Hall (Jury Assembly Room).

Approved for 3.0 hours of MCLE by the State Bar of Texas.

Please RSVP to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com

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Joint Bar Association Holiday Party

December 12, 2013

Join us at our Annual Joint Bar Association Holiday Party on Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the El Paso Community Foundation, 333 N. Oregon, 1st Floor.

Join us for food, drinks, laughter, and Holiday Cheer!!! We will also have a Silent Auction to benefit the El Paso Bar Foundation.

We hope to see you there!!!

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December Bar Luncheon

December 10, 2013

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its December Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speaker will be Mario Martinez, who will speak about his 50 years as an attorney. We will also be honoring our current class of 50 year attorneys: Jerry Coleman, Judge John Fashing (ret), James Gallagher, Larry Schwartz and Robert Tinnell.

We will have several door prizes that will be given.

Please RSVP by Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com

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El Paso Lawyers for Patriots Free Veterans Legal Clinic

November 16, 2013

El Paso Lawyers for Patriots Free Legal Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Transmountain Campus of El Paso Community College from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer to give advise, please contact Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com

The clinic is for Veterans, Active Duty Military and their families.

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November Bar Luncheon

November 12, 2013

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its November Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th floor. $20.00 per person.

This is our annual Salute to Veterans. Guest Speaker will be Colonel Karen H. Carlisle, Staff Judge Advocate for the 1st Armored Division and Ft. Bliss. She is the first female to ever hold this position.

We will have door prizes. RSVP to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com

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Veterans Day - EPBA Office Closed

November 11, 2013

The El Paso Bar Association Office will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2013 for Veterans Day.

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Swearing In of New Attorneys

November 5, 2013

The Swearing In of New Attorneys will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the 8th Court of Appeals, 12th Floor, El Paso County Courthouse.

If you are a new attorney that will be sworn in, please contact Denise Pachaco at 546-2240.

Short reception sponsored by the El Paso Bar Association will be held immediately following the ceremony.

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EPBA October Bar Luncheon

October 8, 2013

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its next luncheon on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor, Chase Bank Building.

Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speaker is Stephanie Karr, Executive Director of the Center Against Family Violence, who will speak on what the Center does and how lawyers can help. Approved for 1/2 hour of Participatory Ethics by the State Bar of Texas

Door prizes will be given.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 7th at 1:00 p.m to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

We hope to see you there!!!

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Ethics Seminar

September 26, 2013

The El Paso Bar Association and the Ethics Committee present: ETHICS SEMINAR on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom, 12th Floor of the El Paso County Courthouse.

Approved for 2.0 hours of Ethics.

Featured Speaker is Robert Dinsmoor.

FREE to EPBA Members and $75.00 for nonmembers.

For more information or to sign up, contact Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com

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September Bar Luncheon

September 10, 2013

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its September Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost of the luncheon is $20 per person

Guest speakers will be UTEP Football Coaches who will talk about the upcoming football season.

Door Prizes will be given out.

RSVP by Monday, September 9th to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

We hope to see you there!!!

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EPBA May Bar Luncheon

May 14, 2013

EPBA May Bar Association Luncheon is on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speaker is Robert Dinsmoor who will give an Ethics CLE. Approved for 1/2 hour of MCLE.

Door prizes will be given out.

RSVP by Monday, May 13, 2013 to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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Law Day Dinner and Awards Presentation

May 4, 2013

Judge Maria Salas-Mendoza, President and the Board of Directors of the El Paso Bar Association cordially invite you to the annual LAW DAY DINNER & AWARDS PRESENTATION on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, NM.

6:00 p.m. ~ Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m. ~ Dinner and Awards Presentation

Guest Speaker is the Honorable Royal Furgeson

$60 per person (cash bar)

Dressy Casual Attire

RSVP by Wednesday, April 25, 2013. Contact Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net for additional information

Awards to be given by EPYLA:

Outstanding Young Lawyer ~ Felix Valenzuela
Outstanding Jurist ~ Judge Carlos Villa
Outstanding Senior Lawyer ~ Keith Myers
Outstanding Lawyer ~ Rafael Morales
Outstanding Mentor ~ Judge Philip Martinez
Outstanding Pre-Law Student ~ Diana Arrieta
Liberty Bell Award ~ Teresa Candelaria

Awards to be given by EPBA:

Professionalism Award will be renamed in honor of Duane Baker and will be given to Duane Baker
Pro Bono Award ~ Alberto Mesa and George Andritsos
Honorable Enrique H. Pena Mediator of the Year ~ Christopher Antcliff
Outstanding Federal Attorney ~ Maureen Franco
Outstanding State Attorney ~ Penny Hamilton

We hope to see you there!!

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TransPecos Bar Association CLE

April 13, 2013

The TransPecos Bar Association Spring Meeting and CLE has been rescheduled to a later date.

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April Bar Luncheon

April 9, 2013

El Paso Bar Association’s April Bar Luncheon is on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speakers will be the Candidates for Mayor of El Paso. Please join us to hear about their visions for the future.

Door prizes will be given out.

Please RSVP to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com by Monday, April 8th at 1:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!!

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EPBA March Bar Luncheon

March 12, 2013

Our next Bar Luncheon is on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speakers will be the Candidates for President-Elect of the State Bar of Texas:

Larry Hicks of El Paso
Trey Apffel of League City
Steve Fischer of Rockport

Door prizes will be given out.

Please make your reservations by Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. by contacting Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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EPBA, ANADE and Barra y Colegio de Abogados Happy Hour

March 7, 2013

Building Relationships ~ Sharing Knowledge ~ Shtrenthening Border Leadership

Please join the El Paso Bar Association, ANADE (Asociacion Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, A.C.) and Barra y Colegio de Abogados de Ciudad Juarez, A.C. at the Oasis Bistro and Lounge, 125 Pioneer Plaza @ The Plaza Theater on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for a Happy Hour Networking Mixer. No host bar. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please contact Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!!

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TADC CLE: There's An App for That

February 27, 2013

TADC presents: There’s An App for That: Integrating Technology in the Courtroom and in your Practice. Speaker is Mark Bennett of Strasburger & Price, L.L.P. at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. with reception to follow at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th floor.

FREE to TADC members, FREE to nonmembers who join TADC at the seminar, $20 for nonmembers.

Approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE by the State Bar of Texas.

Open to TADC members, nonmember attorneys, paralegals and IT personnel.

To register, please contact Barb Hodges at 533-2493 or at bhod@scotthulse.com

Sponsored by:

Scott Hulse, P.C.
Kemp Smith, L.P.
Cox Smith
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
Rincon Law Group, P.C.
Ray, Valdez, McChristian & Jeans, P.C.
Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson & Galatzan, P.C.

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EPBA Closed - President's Day

February 18, 2013

EPBA office will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2013 for President’s Day.

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17th Annual Civil Practice Seminar in Las Vegas, NV

February 16, 2013

Please see February 15, 2013 for complete details.

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17th Annual Civil Practice Seminar in Las Vegas, NV

February 15, 2013

Join the El Paso Bar Association for the 17th Annual Civil Practice Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 15 & 16, 2013. Seminar will be at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on the Strip.

Approved for 11.75 hours of MCLE, including 2.5 hours of Ethics by the State Bar of Texas.

We will have a special program on Thursday, February 14, 2013 with El Paso and Las Vegas Attorneys, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Randy Grambling, Moderator
Judge Linda Chew, Course Director

$300 for members; $350 for nonmembers & $225 for Paralegals/Legal Assistants
Send your check to: El Paso Bar Association, 500 E. San Antonio, Room L-112, El Paso, Texas 79901 or you can pay online through our website: https://elpasobar.com/make_a_payment

Course materials will be on a flashdrive and given to all attendees.

Door prizes will be given throughout the seminar.

Topics include:
~Intersection between Civil and Criminal Law
~Fiduciary Litigation
~Family Law: Protective Orders
~Evidence Jeopardy
~Immigration: The Dream Lives On
~Probate – Really We Won’t Put you to Sleep
~Gender Bias – Lawyers Behaving Badly
~Civil Law Update
~Federal Procedure: Know It, Learn It, Live It: Pointers and Pitfalls
~Ethics: Conflict of Interst and Courtroom Decorum

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Ruhmann Law Firm
Law Office of Daniela Labinoti, P.C.
Blanco, Ordonez, Mata & Wallace, P.C.
Husbey, Inc.
Altep, Inc.
Court Call, LLC
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
George Andritsos
The Las Vegas Office of Michael D. Pariente, Esq.
Shannon Rose Court Reporting Services

Thank you to our Door Prize Sponsors:
Ruhmann Law Firm
Blanco, Ordonez, Mata & Wallace, P.C.
George Andritsos
Laura Enriquez

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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17th Annual Civil Practice Seminar in Las Vegas, NV

February 14, 2013

As part of our 17th Annual Civil Practice Seminar in Las Vegas we will have a special event on Thursday, February 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., “El Paso meets Las Vegas”.

You will get 1.5 hours of MCLE.

We will meet in Ballroom #6 of the Monte Carlo Hotel.

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February Bar Luncheon

February 12, 2013

El Paso Bar Association February Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:00 noon, El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speaker will be Larry Duncan, CEO, El Paso Children’s Hospital.

Door prizes will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. to Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com

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FBA Civil Trial Series II

February 7, 2013

FBA, El Paso Chapter presents: Civil Trial Series II: Civil Discovery and How to Avoid a Dispute in Federal Court. Panelists: Francisco Dominguez, Mark Osborn and Eddie Castillo.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00 Noon, at the Jury Assembly Room., 2nd Floor, Albert Armendariz Sr. United States Courthouse.

Approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE, including .5 of Ethics.

FREE to FBA Members, $10 for nonmembers. Lunch is available for $10.00, please RSVP for lunch to deborah_fischer@txwd.uscourts.gov

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EPBA Mentorship Program: Ethics in Practice

January 24, 2013

The EPBA Mentorship Program will hold a Mentorship Luncheon on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Network, 317 E. Mills.

Topic: Why young lawyers need to care about ethics, what resources are available and how to get further guidance.

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and visit with assigned mentors and/or other experienced lawyers. Mentors, mentees and anyone looking for an ethics refresher are encouraged to attend *

Speaker is Robert Dinsmoor of Ray, Valdez, McChristian & Jeans, P.C.

Approved for 1.0 hours of Participatory Ethics

*While this program was designed to provide another opportunity for mentors/mentees to meet, it is open to all lawyers.

Please RSVP to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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El Paso Probate Bar Meeting

January 24, 2013

The El Paso Probate Bar will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Probate Court #1. Approved for .5 hours of FREE CLE. Attorney Stephen Meador is the guest speaker and will speak on Secured and Unsecured Creditor Claims: Dependent and Independent Administrations. Lunch will be provided.

IMPORTANT: ELECTIONS FOR PROBATE BAR BOARD 2013 WILL BE HELD.

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Time Matters - Criminal Law Seminar

January 23, 2013

The Criminal Law Committee of the El Paso Bar Association invites you to attend the following presentation:

Time Matters: Concurrent State and Federal Sentencing and Other Tips for Saving Your Clients Time & What the Movies Can Teach Us About Ethics in Criminal Law

Presenters:
William R. Maynard, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender

Kathleen (Kamie) Salome Smith, Law Office of Kathleen Salome Smith

Ivan Martinez, Assistant District Attorney

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ceremonial Courtroom, 12th floor of El Paso County Courthouse

Approved for 3.0 hours of MCLE including 1.0 hours of Ethics

FREE, bring your own lunch

RSVP to Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com

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El Paso Professionals Mixer

January 23, 2013

El Paso Professionals Mixer

El Paso Bar Association and El Paso Young Lawyers Association invite you to the El Paso Professionals Mixer on Wednesday, January 23, 2012 at the Palomino Tavern, 2601 N. Mesa St., from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come Network with other Professionals.

Sponsored by:

El Paso Bar Association
El Paso Young Lawyers Association
NAIFA El Paso
Society for Human Resource Managment
Young Certified Public Accountants
Young Advisor Team

Prizes!!!

Please RSVP to Beverly Longoria on or before January 21st at 833-3616 or at eptscpa@gmail.com

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Investiture of Yvonne T. Rodriguez, Justice, Court of Appeals, Eighth Judicial District

January 14, 2013

You are cordially invited to attend the Investiture of YVONNE T. RODRIGUEZ, Justice, Court of Appeals, Eighth Judicial District, State of Texas.

Hon. Ann Crawford McClure, Chief Justice, Eighth Court of Appeals Officiating.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Ceremonial Courtroom, 12th Floor, El Paso County Courthouse

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EPBA & EPYLA UTEP Appreciation Night

January 12, 2013

EPBA & EPYLA UTEP Appreciation Night

Join the El Paso Bar Association and El Paso Young Lawyers Association for a Night of Men’s Basketball at the UTEP APPRECIATION NIGHT on Saturday, January 12, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.

UTEP vs. Marshall at the Don Haskins Center

Tickets are ONLY $10 per ticket (normally they run $18) To order your tickets, contact Nancy Gallego at 532-7052 or at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com

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January Bar Association Luncheon

January 8, 2013

El Paso Bar Association January Bar Association Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 12:00 Noon, El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speaker is Lydia Clay-Jackson, President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Door Prizes will be given out.

Please make your reservations by Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com

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EPBA December Bar Luncheon

December 11, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association will hold it December Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speaker will Herbert Ehrlich, 50-year attorney who will speak as part of our tribute to our 50-year attorneys. Other attorneys being honored are: Mitchell Esper, Travis Johnson, Tati Santiesteban and Jonathan Schwartz.

We will also have Michael Zimprich who will discuss Business Appraisals and a representative of TADC who will discuss the Supreme Court proposed rule changes on Expedited Actions.

The El Paso Bar Foundation will present plaques to the attorneys who have fulfilled their commitment to the foundation.

Door prizes will be given out.

Please make your reservations by Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. to Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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Joint Bar Association Holiday Party

December 6, 2012

We invite you to Bling in the Holidays at the Joint Bar Association Holiday Party!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the El Paso Community Foundation, 333 N. Oregon, 1st Floor from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for some Holiday Cheer, friends, food, music and a Silent Auction!!

Thank you to our Sponsors:
El Paso Bar Association
El Paso Young Lawyers Association
Women’s Bar Association
Mexican-American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association – El Paso Chapter
Family Law Bar Association
Probate Bar Association
Scott Hulse, P.C.
Kemp Smith, LLP
Ray, Valdez, McChristian & Jeans, P.C.
Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson & Galatzan, P.C.
Gordon, Davis, Johnson & Shane, P.C.
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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El Paso Lawyers for Patriots FREE LEGAL CLINIC

November 17, 2012

El Paso Lawyers for Patriots and El Paso Bar Association presents: Free Legal Clinic for all Veterans, Active Duty Military Personnel and their family members.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Ambrosio Guillen Texas Veterans Home, 9650 Kenworthy St., 79924

Presentations from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with consultations from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at nancy@elpasobar.com

Thank you to our sponsors:

El Paso Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Theta Delta Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
El Paso Probate Bar Association
El Paso Family Law Bar Association
El Paso Women’s Bar Association
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.
El Paso County Attorney’s Office
El Paso County Domestic Relations Office
Judge Angie Juarez Barill
Judge Eduardo Gamboa
Judge Maria Salas-Mendoza
Carlos Cardenas
Chantel Crews
Bruce Koehler
Myer Lipson
Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home

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EPBA Speed Mentoring Happy Hour

November 15, 2012

EPBA Speed Mentoring Happy Hour

El Paso Bar Association presents “Shaken, Not Stirred” Speed Mentoring Happy Hour on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Geo Geske’s from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for this unique happy hour. Participants engage in Speed Mentoring where Mentors will be stationed at tables and Mentees will be asked to shuffle from Mentor to Mentor every 3 minutes.

Bring plenty of business cards as you are guaranteed to meet lots of new people. This is a quick and fun networking opportunity where everyone will learn more about the El Paso legal community.

Please join us for an entertaining and fun happy hour. Formal mentoring match-ups will be made for willing participants.

Please RSVP to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or at nancy@elpasobar.com

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EPBA November Bar Luncheon

November 13, 2012

El Paso Bar Association November Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:00 noon, El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speaker is F.R. Buck Files, Jr., President of the State Bar of Texas. We will also have a short presentation the new El Paso Veterans Court Program. We will also have a salute to our veterans.

Door prizes donated by George Andritsos and Randy Grambling.

Please make your reservations by Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com

EPBA and Courthouse are closed on Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day

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Access to Justice Legal Fair

October 27, 2012

Access to Justice Legal Fair

Access to Justice Legal Fair, a clinic providing free legal advise from local attorneys to the community. The clinic will be Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at El Paso Community College, Valle Verde Campus Cafeteria, 919 Hunter Dr.

For more information, please contact Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or call 532-7052.

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EPBA Monster Bowling Bash

October 25, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association invites you to join us at the MONSTER BOWLING BASH on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. at Fiesta Lanes, 5850 Onix Drive.

Join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food!! Come for some great family fun!!

We will have a Halloween Costume Contest.

RSVP to Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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Memorial Resolutions

October 24, 2012

On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 the Eighth Court of Appeals will receive the resolution from the El Paso Bar Association honoring the careers and service to the community of two El Paso attorneys, Joseph R. Lucas and Robert F. Mayhall.

The presentation will take place at the Eighth Court of Appeals Courtroom, 12th Floor, El Paso County Courthouse.

Please join us as we honor these two attorneys.

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Border Bankruptcy Bar CLE

October 10, 2012

The Border Bankruptcy Bar will hold a seminar on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the U. S Bankruptcy Court, 8515 Lookheed Dr. The topic is “Chapter 11 Plans and Disclosure Statements” with guest speakers Judge H. Christopher Mott and U.S. Trustee Kevin Epstein. Approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE and it is a FREE seminar.

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EPBA October Bar Luncheon

October 9, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its October Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person.

Guest Speaker is William Criss, author of the “The Noble Lawyer”. We will also have a Candidates Forum with the candidates from the 243rd District Court race – Judge Bill Hicks and Luis Aguilar and the 8th Court of Appeals race – Justice Chris Antcliff and Yvonne Rodriguez.

Door prize donated by Jean Pritchett of Rimkus Consulting Group.

Please RSVP to Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net by Friday. October 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!!!

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September Bar Luncheon - Date Change

September 4, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its September Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DATE CHANGE!!!

Cost of the luncheon is $20 per person. Approved for .50 hours of MCLE.

Guest Speaker will be the Honorable David Guadarrama and his staff who will talk about the federal court system, what to do, what not to do and voir dire examination.

The Enriquez Law Firm will be providing a door prize.

Please RSVP to Nancy by Friday, August 31st at 2:00 p.m, at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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Boot Camp Series - Family Law

August 31, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association is presenting the BOOT CAMP SEMINAR SERIES, a series of 4 seminars presented on August 17, August 31, September 14 and September 28, 2012.

FREE to members of the El Paso Bar Association, $100 per session for nonmembers.

Friday, August 31, 2012 we will be presenting “Family Law”, with Susan Urbieta and Douglas Smith

Approved for 1.0 hours of MCLE including .25 Ethics.

12:00 noon at the 120th Courtroom or 327th Courtroom – both on the 6th Floor of the El Paso County Courthouse. You can bring your lunch if you wish.

You must pre-register by contacting Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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Boot Camp Series - PI Basic Auto

August 17, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association is presenting the BOOT CAMP SEMINAR SERIES, a series of 4 seminars presented on August 17, August 31, September 14 and September 28, 2012.

FREE to members of the El Paso Bar Association, $100 per session for nonmembers.

Friday, August 17, 2012 we will be presenting “PI Basic Auto”, with Charles Ruhmann and Milton Colia.

Approved for 1.0 hours of MCLE including .25 of Ethics

12:00 Noon at the 120th Courtroom or 327th Courtroom – both on the 6th Floor of the El Paso County Courthouse. You can bring your lunch if you wish.

You must pre-register by contacting Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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Estate Planning and Contributions to Museums and Cultural Institutions

August 10, 2012

El Paso Bar Association and El Paso Museum of Art will present a Lawyers for the Arts Seminar on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the El Paso Natural Gas Auditorium on the 2nd Floor.

We are proud to sponsor Lawrence Katzenstein’s presentation on “Estate Planning and Contributions to Museums and Cultural Institutions”. Mr. Katzenstein is a national expert in Tax and Estate Planning and is a nationally recognized expert in the area of art donations to museums and cultural institutions. After Mr. Katzenstein’s presentation we will have a panel discussion.

2.0 hours of FREE CLE for EPBA members

Free Guided Tour of the current exhibit.

Reception to follow immediately with entertainment.

After the seminar stay for some movies that will be shown at the Plaza Theatre, “The Birds” at 7:00 p.m. with special guest Tippi Hedren who will discuss her role in the movie. "Pulp Fiction begins at 10:00 p.m. Both movies are $8 each.

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"To Kill a Mockingbird"

August 9, 2012

Join the El Paso Bar Association for a night at the movies!!!

Plaza Classic Film Festival will present “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets are $8.00 and may be purchased at the door or at www.plazaclassic.com Actress Mary Badham who played “Scout” will discuss the movie prior to the start of the movie.

Pre-Show Reception at the Oasis Bistro from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The movie is sponsored by the El Paso Bar Association; Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson & Galatzan, P.C.; Sylvia Borunda Firth; Hon. Maria Salas-Mendoza; George Andritsos and Windle, Hood, Alley, Norton, Brittain & Jay, LLC.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” has been hailed as one of the best legal dramas in film history. Gregory Peck received an Academy Award for his role as “Atticus Finch”

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El Paso Bar Associatiion June Luncheon

June 12, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association’s June Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost is $20 per person. We will have the Election and Swearing in of our new slate of Officers and Directors for the 2012-2013 Bar Year. The slate is as follows:

Judge Maria Salas-Mendoza – President
Randy Grambling – President-Elect
Laura Enriquez – Vice President
Justice Chris Antcliff – Secretary
Myer Lipson – Treasurer

Board of Directors (1-year term)
Jessica Vazquez

Board of Directors (3-year term)
Brock Benjamin
Ouisa Davis
Soraya Hanshew
Rene Ordonez
Jeff Ray

Please make your reservations by Monday, June 11, 2012 at 1:00 to nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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PATH Project CLE

May 31, 2012

Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services will be hosting a Monthly CLE as part of the PATH Project. Please See Events for complete details on the May 31st CLE.

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EPLP Free Veterans Clinic

May 19, 2012

El Paso Bar Association presents the El Paso Lawyers for Patriots FREE Legal Clinic for Veterans, Active Duty Military Personnel and Family Members on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home, 9650 Kenworthy St.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com

If you would like to set up a vendor table, please contact Nancy at above address.

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Col. Hubert E. Miller Courtroom Dedication

May 18, 2012

The Staff Judge Advocate, 1st Armored Division, Ft. Bliss and the Chief Circuit Judge, invite you to the Dedication Ceremony fo rthe Col. Hubert E. Miller Courtroom on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., Bldg. 21, Pershing Rd., Ft. Bliss. Guest Speaker will be the Honorable Kathleen Cardone. RSVP to Deanne Williams at 744-6889.

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EPBA Law Day Dinner and Awards Presentation

May 5, 2012

El Paso Bar Association Annual Law Day Dinner and Awards Presentation to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel. Cost is $50 per person/$500 for table of ten.

6:00 p.m. ~ Cocktail Hour (cash bar)
7:00 p.m. ~ Dinner
Awards Presentation after dinner

Guest Speaker will be Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman

Awards to be presented:
Albert Armendariz Award ~ Honorable David Briones
President’s Award ~ Dr. William Weaver
Outstanding Young Lawyer ~ Carlos Quinones
Outstanding Senior Lawyer ~ Carl Green
Outstanding Jurist ~ Honorable Kathleen Anderson
Outstanding Pre-Law Student ~ Jacob Abarde
Liberty Bell Award ~ Aurora Tafoya
Professionalism Award ~ Mario J. Martinez
Pro Bono Award ~ Danny Razo
Mediator of the Year ~ Hector Zavaleta
Outstanding Federal Attorney ~ Steve Garcia
Outstanding State Attorney ~ Kitty Schild

Please RSVP to Nancy at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net or nancy@elpasobar.com and send your check to: El Paso Bar Association, 500 E. San Antonio, Room L-112, El Paso, Texas 79901

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April Bar Luncheon

March 22, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its next luncheon on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 11th Floor. Cost is $20 per person. Guest Speaker will be Chief Justice (Ret.) Richard Barajas who will speak on “The Potential Impact of Border Violence on the Next Generation of Leaders”

Please RSVP by Monday, April 9th to Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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2012 Small Business Tax Seminar

March 8, 2012

2012 Small Business Tax Seminar to be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. at 201 E. Main, 6th Floor Training Room. Presenter is Oscar Ornelas, CPA, JD, LLM, Associate at Scott Hulse Law Firm. Cost to attend this is FREE but you must RSVP to 546-8250 or oorn@scotthulse.com

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Process of Guardianship Seminar/Conference

March 8, 2012

The Process of Guardianship Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Commissioner’s Courtroom, El Paso County Courthouse. Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be given.

Early registration fee is $60.00 (on or before March 15, 2012)
Late registration fee is $70.00 (after March 15, 2012)

5 hours of MCLE, including 1 hour of Ethics by the SBOT.

Send in your registration check to:
Raquel Lauretano, LCSW
Court Investigator
El Paso County Probate Court No. 2
500 E. San Antonio, Room 422
El Paso, Texas 79901

Make checks payable to: EL PASO PROBATE BAR ASSOCIATION

For additional information please contact Raquel Lauretano at 546-8127 or Alma Calderon at 546-8183 ext. 5

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2012 Small Business Tax Seminar

March 8, 2012

2012 Small Business Seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 201 E. Main, 6th Floor Training Room. Presenter is Oscar Ornelas, CPA, JD, LLM, Associate at Scott Hulse Law Firm. This seminar is FREE. Please RSVP to 546-8250 or at oorn@scotthulse.com

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March Bar Association Luncheon

March 2, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its March Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor, Chase Bank Building. Cost is $20 per person. Our guest speakers will be the State Bar of Texas President-Elect Candidates, Steve Bolden of Dallas and Lisa Tatum of San Antonio.

Please RSVP for the luncheon by Monday, March 12th at 1:00 p.m. by contacting Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

Please join us in welcoming the candidates to El Paso.

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EPCLSA Bosses' Appreciation Luncheon

March 2, 2012

The El Paso County Legal Support Association cordially invites you to its 44th Annual Bosses’ Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor, Chase Bank Building. Cost is $20 per person. Guest Speaker will be Estela Casas, KVIA-TV News Anchor.

Please RSVP to Carol Gutierrez at cgut@scotthulse.com or call 533-2493 ext. 471

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El Paso Family Bar Association Meeting

March 2, 2012

The El Paso Family Law Bar Association invites all attorneys who practice family law to participate in a critical conversation regarding:

PROS AND CONS: SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS IMPLEMENTATION OF STANDARIZED PRO SE DIVORCE FORMS

Monday, March 5, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Family Law Courtroom, Rm 1102, 11th Floor, El Paso County Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio.

For more information contact Ouisa Davis, Division Chief, Family Law Information Center, El Paso County Domestic Relations Office, Room LL-108, 834-8200 ext. 4049 or at odavis@epcounty.com

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El Paso Young Lawyers Association Meeting

March 2, 2012

The El Paso Young Lawyers Association invites you to:

Meet the TYLA President-Elect Candidates 2012 on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Mr. A’s Restaurant & Bar, 717 E. San Antonio.

Please RSVP to Danny Razo, 532-7296 or at dannyrazo@gmail.com FREE Buffet Lunch.

Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m. at The Den, 2700 N. Mesa St.

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February Bar Luncheon

January 27, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its February Bar Luncheon on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, 18th Floor at 12:00 noon. Cost of the Luncheon is $20 per person.

We will have a Candidates Forum. We will have all the Candidates of the contested Judicial races and the Office of District Attorney in attendance. Please join us so you can meet the candidates and they can tell you a little about themselves.

Please RSVP to Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or at ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net as we anticipate a very large turnout, we don’t want to turn anyone away.

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Viva Las Vegas

January 10, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association will hold its 16th Annual Civil Trial Seminar at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on February 17 and 18. An outstanding group of speakers will address timely topics relating to civil practice. The course is approved for 10.25 hours of CLE (1.5 hour ethics). Please join us for a fun and informative seminar!

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Our New Website

January 10, 2012

The El Paso Bar Association is pleased to present its new and improved website. It is designed to provide more useful information in an easy to use format. The Technology Committee, led by Chair David Ferrell, has created a design that will be easy for the Bar to update and improve. David Ferrell, Committe Member Fernando Gireud, and web designer Brandon Silverstein will unveil the website at the Bar’s monthly luncheon on January 10, 2012 at noon at the El Paso Club.

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EPBA Membership

Members of the El Paso Bar Association will receive exclusive access to sections of our website, including our member directory and lawyer referral services page.