The Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section is hosting its second equine law seminar. This program is designed to educate horse owners and equine professionals (including trainers, stable keepers, and breeders) about Texas law. Speakers will discuss topics including how to avoid problems when buying or selling a horse, defamation in the horse world, the latest Texas equine cases, and other fun topics. Everyone from cowboys to jockeys to backyard horse owners are welcome.
The seminar will take place at the Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol Facility on June 2, 2016. The event includes a demonstration by HPD Mounted Patrol officers.
Who is sponsoring the Equine Law Seminar?
The Houston Bar Association’s Animal Law Section. The Houston Bar Association is an 11,000+ member non-profit organization of lawyers. Additional information about the Houston Bar Association is available at its website: hba.org
What is the Animal Law Section of the Houston Bar Association?
It is one of the many groups of lawyers in the Houston Bar Association that share a common interest in a particular area of law. The Animal Law Section provides educational and networking opportunities for lawyers and the community. The Section has hosted speakers on many aspects of animal law, including dangerous dogs, animal cruelty, hunting regulations, and wildlife rehabilitation. It runs an annual seminar, Lawyers to the Rescue, designed to educate non-profit animal rescue groups about animal law.
How do I register?
Fill out the attached registration form (Download 2016-06-02 Registration Form) and mail (with your check made payable to the Houston Bar Association) to:
Jessica Milligan, Animal Cruelty Section
Harris County District Attorney’s Office
1201 Franklin, Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77002
If the registration link fails to download the form, email ClarissaKayBauer@ClarissaKayBauer.com for a registration form.
Who will be speaking at the seminar?
Here is the tentative line-up. The speakers, times, and topics are subject to change.
9:00 a.m. Check-In & On-Site Registration
9:50 a.m. Opening Remarks and Announcements
10:00 am Horses in Law Enforcement (30 minutes)
Sergeant Leslie Wills
Lieutenant Randall Wallace
Senior Officer Gregory Sokoloski
10:30 am Mounted Patrol Demonstration & Facility Tour (45 minutes)
11:15 am Texas Equine Case Law Update (30 minutes)
Attorney at Law
11:45 am How to avoid problems when buying or selling horses (30 minutes)
Claudia Wilson Frost
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
12:15 Lunch (provided)
12:30 Equine Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Dori Hertel, DVM
1:00 pm Defamation in the Age of the Internet - What Everyone Needs to Know (30 minutes)
1:30 Texas Racing Commission Rules & Regulations (30 minutes)
2:00 pm How Insurance Can Protect You & Your Horse (30 minutes)
Shannon Galvin Insurance Agency
2:30 p.m. Adjourn
What does it cost to attend?
EARLY REGISTRATION (registration fee received on or before May 31, 2016):
Attorneys seeking CLE credit: $100.00
Non-attorneys or attorneys not seeking CLE credit: $75.00
LATE REGISTRATION (after May 31, 2016): $150.00
Are discounts available?
Yes. Law enforcement personnel, students, and anyone affiliated with a non-profit may register for $35.00 if their check and registration form are received on or before May 31, 2016. Otherwise, the regular late registration rate of $150.00 applies.
Can I pay by credit card?
We are unable to accept payment by credit card. Registration fees must be paid by check.
How do I register to attend?
Email ClarissaKayBauer@gmail.com for a registration form.
Where is the Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol Facility?
5005 Little York Rd. Houston,Tx. 77016-2547
What should I wear?
Casual clothing is recommended.
Is parking free?
Will a vegetarian lunch be available?
A vegetarian lunch option will be offered. To assure adequate quantities are available, please make a note on your registration form.
I have more questions? Who can answer them?
Email Clarissa Kay Bauer at ClarissaKayBauer@gmail.com