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Pat Alison
Pat Allison, who was named the Women and the Law Section’s first Texas Trailblazer, has been Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law since 1988 and is the first and only person in this specialization area to be chosen as a Director of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a position she currently holds. She has been actively involved in many legal professional organizations, having served as President, Vice President of Model Contracts, Vice President of Education and Director of the U.S. Chapter of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, an organization of over 4500 members from more than 90 countries. She was twice awarded its Member of the Year Award. Pat has also served as Chair of the Houston Bar Association Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law and Chair of its Oil and Gas Practice Committee. Read More

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Mission Statement


The mission of the Women and the Law Section is to encourage and facilitate the active and effective participation of women in the legal profession and in the community, and to address women's current needs and the issues affecting them. Some of the projects the section has undertaken to fulfill this mission include:

  • Helping pass the first alimony bill in Texas history.
  • Supporting sexual predator legislation and legislation to prohibit gender discrimination in private clubs.
  • Helping plan and produce one of the State Bar's first telephone CLE seminars with a national audience and national speakers.
  • Honoring Sarah T. Hughes, an outstanding woman judge and mentor, by making a major contribution to furnish the Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room at the University of North Texas.
  • Providing speakers on legal topics from the women's perspective for schools and civic groups, and more!

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A FREE Telephone CLE for members:
Dram Shop Law from a Plaintiff's Lawyer's Perspective
Presented by Anjali Nigam
January 19, 2017 ~10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
1 hr. CLE

RSVP before January 17 to reserve your spot.

Please join us for a complimentary one-hour telephone CLE on January 19. Learn from the comfort of your office!

RSVP is required by January 17. You will be sent materials and instructions for joining the call the day before the program.

Mark Your Calendars

Education Law Primer
When: February 9, 2017, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Kelly Sandill

Workers Compensation: Where is the line between general contractors, subcontractors and workers in a negligence case?
When: March 16, 2017, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Brad McClellan

Setting up your Law Practice - Maximizing your Time, while Minimizing your Risk of a Grievance
When: April 13, 2017, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Daniel D. Horowitz, III

An Introduction to the Use of Collaborative Law in the Civil Cases
When: May 11, 2017, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Kurt Chacon

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Presented by Kirby Drake, Partner at Klemchuk, LLP
MCLE Credit – 1 hour 


 

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