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February 2021

Texas Insurance Law Update: Appraisal and UM/UIM

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join the Woodlands Bar Association for a Zoom CLE on February 10, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m. presented by Jennifer LeMaster and Nejat Ahmed of LeMaster & Ahmed PLLC and entitled “Texas Insurance Law Update: Appraisal and UM/UIM.”  Jennifer and Nejat will discuss recent decisions of the Texas Supreme Court involving the first party coverage issue of appraisal in the property insurance context.  Jennifer and Nejat will also discuss Allstate v. Irwin, a pending decision before the Texas…

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March 2021

WBA CLE: Advanced Negotiation Strategies: Stepping Beyond “Getting to Yes”

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join the Woodlands Bar Association for a Zoom CLE on March 24, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m. presented by Denise Peterson of Peterson ADR LLC entitled “Advanced Negotiation Strategies: Stepping Beyond 'Getting to Yes.'”  Denise will discus how getting to "Yes" kickstarted mediation in so many ways.  Forty years later, it remains a core handbook of mediation.  What have we learned since then? Denise will show how stepping beyond the "Yes" paradigm can increase the chance of success…

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April 2021

WBA CLE: Estate Planning for Lawyers

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join the Woodlands Bar Association for a Zoom CLE on April 28, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m. presented by Jessica L. Guobadia and Stephanie Jahnz entitled "Estate Planning for Lawyers, Including Succession Planning for Incapacity and Death." Jessica and Stephanie will discuss this important topic that concerns all practitioners, especially small firm owners. Stephanie is an estate planning, probate, and guardianship attorney. Jessica, admitted in Texas and California, works with individual and organizational clients to ensure that their futures…

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May 2021

WBA 2021 Annual Meeting and Scholarship Recipient Announcements

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse, 1400 Research Forest Dr.
Shenandoah, TX 77381 United States
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$35.00

Join us either in-person or virtually for The Woodlands Bar Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting and announcement of the 2021 WBA scholarship recipients. It will be located at Avenida Brazil - The Woodlands. The cost is $35 for in-person attendance which will include dinner or free for virtual attendance. Registration information can be found at:  woodlandsbarassociation.com.     To Attend Virtually - Please email your request to social@woodlandsbarassociation.com.

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June 2021

WBA CLE: Non-Compete Update

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join the WBA for a Zoom CLE as Leigh Freeman presents an update on the timely topic of non-competes. The presentation will provide a brief overview of Texas non-compete law before examining recent developments.  Topics include recent blue-penciling and consideration cases as well as a discussion of the preliminary injunctions during COVID-19.  The course will provide information for litigators that try cases in this area, as well as transactional attorneys that draft and review such clauses. Leigh Freeman is the…

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July 2021

Analysis of Abortion Cases Pending at SCOTUS, Including Texas Statutes

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Professor Seth Chandler of The University of Houston Law Center will discuss cases that will go before the United States Supreme Court on abortion next term and how their resolution might affect other interests currently protected by substantive due process. He will also touch on new Texas statutes regulating abortion, as well as those that would likely spring back to life were Roe v. Wade overturned.

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August 2021

August 25 Zoom ETHICS CLE “Practicing Compassion: The Art of Being a Lawyer”

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join the Woodlands Bar Association for a Zoom CLE on August 25, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m. presented by Lee Winkleman, President of the Woodlands Bar Association, entitled “Practicing Compassion: The Art of Being a Lawyer.”  The legal profession ranks as one of the worst in terms of suicide and addiction rates and overall job satisfaction. Let’s face it: being a lawyer can be hard—even traumatic at times. Lee will discuss how being intentional about bringing compassion (to…

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September 2021

WBA Service Event – MC Food Bank Mobile Market Food Distribution

September 25 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Saturday, September 25th WBA Service Day with Montgomery County Food Bank Join the Woodlands Bar Association and the Montgomery County Food Bank for a Mobile Market Food Distribution Event When: Saturday, September 25, 2021 Time: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Where: The Community Assistance Center, 1022 McCall Avenue, Conroe, Texas 77301 To volunteer, go to: http://tandepllc.mcfoodbank.volunteerhub.com/, create an account and then sign up for Saturday Sept. 25th from 7 am - 10 am on the volunteer calendar.

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October 2021

Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in UIM Cases After Allstate v. Irwin

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Mr. Tom Crosley was lead trial and appellate counsel for plaintiffs in the Allstate v. Irwin and Allstate v. Inclan cases.  The Woodlands Bar Association is thrilled for Mr. Crosley to speak to its members and guests about the impact of Irwin on Attorney's Fees in UIM cases.  He will discuss the issues raised by the Texas Supreme Court’s 2021 opinion, and will provide a roadmap on pleading, discovery, and proof of attorney’s fees in underinsured motorists cases.

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November 2021

Using Technology to Enhance Your Legal Searches & Prepare for Litigation

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join the WBA for a Zoom CLE on Wednesday, November 17th at 12pm.  Josh Petersen, Texas attorney and Westlaw trainer, will provide insight about using technology to help enhance legal research and to help effectively prepare for litigation.  After the CLE, attendees will also receive a 2-week trial password so attendees and their staff can try out Westlaw Edge. In addition, each attendee will receive a free Uber Eats or Grub Hub lunch card as an extra thank you…

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