The Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section is hosting an equine law seminar. It is designed to educate horse owners and equine professionals (including trainers, stable keepers, and breeders) about Texas law. Speakers will discuss topics ranging from how to avoid problems when buying or selling a horse, when a stable owner may sell a horse for unpaid boarding fees, what to do if a stray horse shows up on your property, cloning, and other fun topics. Everyone from cowboys to jockeys to backyard horse owners are welcome.
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.
Who will be speaking at the seminar?
Here is the tentative schedule. The speakers, topics, and times are subject to change.
9:00 a.m. Check-In & On-Site Registration (beverages & pastries provided)
9:50 a.m. Opening Remarks and Announcements
10:00 a.m. Stable Keeper Liens (30 minutes)
The Law Office of Rebecca S. Matthews-Pennington
10:30 a.m Texas Farm Animal Limitation of Liability Act (30 minutes)
Clarissa Kay Bauer
The Law Office of Clarissa Kay Bauer
11:00 a.m. Horse Theft & Estrays (70 minutes)
Deputy Ricky Baker
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Division
Special Ranger Jimmy Belt
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Officer Devin Farrell
Houston Police Department
12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:15 p.m. Texas Animal Health Commission Equine Rules 2015 (45 minutes)
Texas Animal Health Commission
2:00 p.m. Purchase & Sale of Horses (45 minutes)
2:45 p.m. Polo 101 & Break (beverages provided) 45 minutes
3:30 p.m. Breeding Contracts (45 minutes)
The Law Offices of Lewis T. Stevens
Fort Worth, Texas
4:15 p.m. How Insurance Can Protect You & Your Horse (45 minutes)
Shannon Galvin Insurance Agency
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
5:30 Polo Match
How much does it cost to attend?
REGULAR REGISTRATION (closes April 6, 2015)
$150 Attorneys seeking CLE credit
LATE REGISTRATION (April 7 or later)
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 by April 6, 2015.
How do I register?
Fill out the attached registration form ( Download Registration Form) and mail (with your check made payable to the Houston Bar Association) to:
Clarissa Kay Bauer, Treasurer
2180 North Loop West, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77018-8011
If the registration link fails to download the form, email ClarissaKayBauer@ClarissaKayBauer.com for a registration form.
Can I pay by credit card?
We are unable to accept payment by credit card. Registration fees must be paid by check.
Where is the Houston Polo Club?
The Houston Polo Club is in the Galleria area. The address is 8552 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024. Here are directions from the Houston Polo Club website: houstonpoloclub.com
Coming from 610 S
Head 610 N. Take exit Woodway/Memorial Drive. Go straight through the light at Woodway. Go straight at the light of Memorial Drive which will turn into a private drive that also reads “Dead End”.
Coming from I10 W
Head east on I10. Take exit Silber/N.Post Oak. Turn right at north post oak. Take a left at the light at Memorial Drive. Go under the highway. At the light of the feeder road take a left which turns into a private drive that reads “Dead End”.
For a map and additional information about the Houston Polo Club, go to its website: HoustonPoloClub.com.
What should I wear?
Casual clothing is recommended. The seminar will take place under a covered pavilion, so dress according to the weather.
Is parking free?
What is Polo 101?
It is a short introduction to the basics of Polo. A Houston Polo Club instructor (with polo pony) will teach the elements and strategy of the sport.
Can a lawyer register for the conference at the $125.00 rate?
Yes, but the lawyer will not receive CLE credit for attending.
I am a lawyer seeking CLE credit for attending. How much CLE credit will I receive?
We have applied for 5 hours of CLE credit with the State Bar of Texas.
Will I receive written materials?
Yes, seminar materials will be emailed to each registrant ahead of the seminar. Please print out the materials and bring to the seminar.
Will WiFi be available?
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 a question not addressed in the FAQs. Who should I contact for additional information regarding the seminar?
Send an email to ClarissaKayBauer@ClarissaKayBauer.com