1 Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM 12:00 PM HOUSTON DISTRICT 1 HALF DAY CLE Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM 12:00 PM Registration Begins at 8:30 AM This Event has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 3.00 CLE Credits in the Specialty Areas of Civil Trial Law, Family Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. Location: South Texas College of Law Garrett-Townes Auditorium 1303 San Jacinto Street Houston, TX Please Mail Registration and Payments to: Stacy Skelton 2105 City West Blvd., Ste. 500 Houston, TX DISTRICT 1 OF THE PARALEGAL DIVISION OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING PRESENTING ATTORNEYS: 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Robert Scardino Nuts & Bolts of Trial Preparation 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Elizabeth Knower Litigation Hold Training 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Maisie Barringer Utilizing Surveillance in Family Law Cases RSVP DEADLINE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 Registration Fees: On or Before November 15 th : $25.00 Members/ $35.00 Non-Members November 16 th December 1 st $35.00 Members/ $45.00 Non-Members No On-Site Registration Available An Additional $25 will be assessed for a returned unpaid check. Registration Form (Payment must accompany registration form) Name: Member of the PD?: Yes No Phone Number: Member#: Amount Enclosed: $ Firm/Company: Please make checks payable to Paralegal Division SPONSORED BY:
2 ROBERT SCARDINO ROBERT S BIO A native Houstonian, Robert received his law degree from University of Houston. Robert's father was an attorney and later a Judge with whom Robert initially began his practice of law in He established his own practice in the mid-1970s and welcomed the challenge of defending the "impossible case", trying numerous capital murder cases. Robert is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, as well as in the United States District Courts throughout the United States and the Fifth Circuit. Scardino & Fazel travel extensively in their representation of clients in the United States District Courts. Robert also served as Foreman of the Grand Jury for the 248th Judicial District. AWARDS During a broadcast of the television news magazine 48 Hours, CBS News referred to Robert Scardino as "One of Houston's top criminal defense lawyers". He was recognized as "Attorney of the Year" by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association in 1999, sharing that distinction with Mike Ramsey, Dick DeGuerin, Dan Cogdell, Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, Paul Nugent and Mike DeGeurin. He has acted as chairman of the South Texas College of Law Learn From The Masters seminar for 5 years. With over 40 years of practicing law in this arena, he remains enthusiastic in his commitment to defend citizens accused of crimes and in ensuring them a vigorous defense, with the highest regard of ethics advocated by both the Texas and Federal Bar. In April 2007, Robert received the highest peer review rating that can be obtained by lawyers from Martin- Dale Hubbell, which reinforces the strength and reputation of his practice. Peer review ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary that attest to a lawyers legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics. For more details, please visit Approved for 1hr credit in any of the following specializations: Family Law, Personal Injury Trial Law or Civil Law by the TBLS.
3 ELIZABETH KNOWER ELIZABETH S BIO Elizabeth Knower, Esq., is the Founder and President of Complete-Discovery, LLC. A former litigator, Liz has several years of experience in developing and implementing defensible e- discovery business processes including Litigation Hold Management, e-discovery protocols for each stage of the EDRM process, litigation procedures for corporate Legal, IT and Records Management departments. She also specializes in the development and implementation of Corporate Records and Information Management policies, retention schedule, and data mapping. Liz has led numerous discovery teams in developing and implementing effective protocols relevant to data preservation, spoliation prevention, data collection, processing, and document reviews. Memberships & Affiliations Liz is a member of the Texas, Louisiana, and American Bar Associations, the Sedona Conference working groups on E-discovery, ARMA, Women in E-Discovery, Women s Energy Network, Business Women s Forum of South Montgomery, and is an executive founding member of the Corporate E-Discovery Forum. For more details, please visit Approved for 1hr credit in any of the following legal specializations by the TBLS: Family Law, Personal Injury Trial Law or Civil Law
4 MAISIE BARRINGER MAISIE'S BIO Maisie A. Barringer is a native Texan and strong advocate focused on family law issues. Graduating from University of Houston Clear Lake with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, she returned to her true passion and earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law, opening her own law practice in Houston, Texas in Maisie A. Barringer is a highly skilled attorney with a record of achieving results for complex, high net worth divorce and child custody disputes. Her history of successful case work has built the firm an accomplished reputation since 2006 that has led to many accolades, including referrals from past clients as well as other lawyers. Ms. Barringer values close client-attorney communication and always offers highly personalized legal services. AWARDS Ms. Barringer was selected as the 2009 Professionals on the Fast Track by H Texas Magazine and as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star by Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines for 2008, 2009, and She is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an active member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, an active member of the Texas State Bar Family Law Section, Burta Rhoades Raborn American Inns of Court, and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. For more details, please visit: Approved for 1hr credit in Family Law by the TBLS.
5 The holidays can be a difficult time for families dealing with the effects of sexual and domestic violence. You can help brighten the holiday season for our clients by donating to our "2014 Holiday Gift Express" This holiday season, clients will be invited to our office which we transform into a mini-toy store to select gifts for their children. The children will also get to choose something for their parent/guardian! This year, we are hoping to give the gift of choice to our teens and adults by having a variety of GIFT CARDS from which they can choose. Popular GIFT CARDS for teens and adults: Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Old Navy, Marshall s, Ross, Academy, Claire s. $25 value is an excellent choice! For our youngest clients, of course, it s TOYS, TOYS, TOYS! All donations should be new and unwrapped. No toy guns, knives or violent toys please. For our infant to 3 year olds* Riding toys Interactive toys and play sets Baby dolls representing all cultures & accessories Developmental/Educational toys Classic wooden blocks Popular brands: Disney, Leap Frog, Baby Einstein, Yo Gabba Gabba, Doc McStuffins For our 4 to 11 year olds* Building sets (Legos, K Nex) Baby dolls representing all cultures & the accessories (like high chairs and strollers) Remote control vehicles and sports gear (like balls) Large play sets (Classic Farm sets, Gas Station sets) Rollerblades, scooters, skates and helmets Science kits, telescopes, microscopes Arts and crafts sets/jewelry making kits Fun and stylish overnight bags and luggage Popular brands: Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, Calico Critters, Fisher Price, Hello Kitty, Ninja Turtles Express Lane Skip the crowds and make an online donation! We ll handle the shopping and stretch your dollars even further! * Similar gifts are most welcome! Donations are needed by December 8th and can be delivered to our administrative office at 1010 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas,
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