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.


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

Rusty Hardin, of Rusty Hardin & Associates, P.C.: Inside the mind of a trial lawyer: what appellate lawyers ought to know.

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.

Please note: This will be the Appellate Section's annual meeting. Officers will be elected.


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


May 15:

Practice Before the Texas Supreme Court

Place: Norris Houston CityCentre, 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.

Time: Begins at 8:00 am; Ends at 4:30 pm

Cost: $195

CLE Credit: 5.50 hours MCLE credit

More information: http://www.texasbarcle.com/materials/Programs/1927/Brochure.pdf


May 21:

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, May 19, 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.


May 24:

Memorial Day

The following clerk’s offices will be closed:

  • Texas Supreme Court

  • Fifth Circuit
  • First Court of Appeals
  • Fourteenth Court of Appeals

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