Houston Appellate Calendar

February 2009 through April 2009

* Please note that appellate practice luncheon for March is in the second week of the month, not the third due to spring break considerations.

February 16:

Presidents’ Day

The following courts will be closed:

· Texas Supreme Court

· Fifth Circuit

· First Court of Appeals – the late filing box will not be available

· Fourteenth Court of Appeals – the late filing box will not be available

February 19:

HBA Appellate Practice Luncheon

The Honorable Leslie Yates, the Honorable Terry Jennings, and Kent Rutter: Advanced Appellate Practice in the 1st and 14th Courts of Appeal: Understanding and Navigating the Thicket.

Place: Coronado Club, 919 Milam Street, 5th Floor

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members with RSVP and section walk-ins; $35 non-member walk-ins

CLE Credit: 1.0 hr. participatory credit

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 by NOON. Please note that, if you RSVP and do not attend, you will be billed for the cost of the lunch. RSVP’s are transferable.

Contact: scampbell@rustyhardin.com or call Shannon Campbell at 713-652-9000

Additional Information: If you would like a vegetarian or fruit plate, please note this request when making your RSVP and kindly inform your waiter at the luncheon that you requested a vegetarian entrée/fruit plate.

February 24:

Mardi Gras

The following courts will be closed:

· Fifth Circuit

March 12:

HBA Appellate Practice Luncheon

The Honorable Keith P. Ellison, The U.S. Supreme Court and the Transition from a Vertical to a Horizontal Jurisprudence.

Place: Coronado Club, 919 Milam Street, 5th Floor

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members with RSVP and section walk-ins; $35 non-member walk-ins

CLE Credit: 1.0 hr. participatory credit

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 by NOON. Please note that, if you RSVP and do not attend, you will be billed for the cost of the lunch. RSVP’s are transferable.

Contact: scampbell@rustyhardin.com or call Shannon Campbell at 713-652-9000

Additional Information: If you would like a vegetarian or fruit plate, please note this request when making your RSVP and kindly inform your waiter at the luncheon that you requested a vegetarian entrée/fruit plate.

Please note: The appellate practice luncheon for March is in the second week of the month, not the third due to spring break considerations.

February 24:

Good Friday

The following clerk’s offices will be working with a skeleton crew:

· Fifth Circuit

The following courts will not have a late filing box:

· First Court of Appeals

· Fourteenth Court of Appeals

April 16:

HBA Appellate Practice Luncheon

Speaker and topic TBA

Place: Coronado Club, 919 Milam Street, 5th Floor

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members with RSVP and section walk-ins; $35 non-member walk-ins

CLE Credit: 1.0 hr. participatory credit

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by NOON. Please note that, if you RSVP and do not attend, you will be billed for the cost of the lunch. RSVP’s are transferable.

Contact: scampbell@rustyhardin.com or call Shannon Campbell at 713-652-9000

Additional Information: If you would like a vegetarian or fruit plate, please note this request when making your RSVP and kindly inform your waiter at the luncheon that you requested a vegetarian entrée/fruit plate.

April 24–25:

HBA Civil District / Appellate Bench Bar Conference

Place: San Luis Resort and Conference Center, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas

Time: Begins at 8:45 on Friday; Ends at noon on Saturday

Cost: $425 single occupancy; $370 per person double occupancy; $50 Spouse/Guest Dinner

CLE Credit: 9.25 hours MCLE credit (3.0 hours ethics credit)

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by NOON. Please note that, if you RSVP and do not attend, you will be billed for the cost of the lunch. RSVP’s are transferable.

Contact: call Lucy Fisher at (713) 759-1133

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