HBA Environmental Section Members

Section Luncheon Meeting

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Petroleum Club, 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor, Houston, Texas


SPEAKER:                            Patty Robertson, Chief, Environmental Protection Unit, Travis County District Attorney’s Office

TOPIC:                                   Update on Statewide Environmental Task Force Prosecutions

Please join us for our inaugural luncheon of the 2012-2013 season for a presentation from Patty Robertson.  Ms. Robertson is an Assistant District Attorney and the Chief of the Environmental Protection Unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.  The Travis County District Attorney’s Office has jurisdiction to prosecute environmental crimes throughout the State of Texas.  Ms. Robertson will provide an update on developments in her special prosecution unit and discuss her experience in the unique position as a statewide environmental prosecutor.

Ms. Robertson has been a prosecutor since 1984.  She has prosecuted environmental crime cases brought to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office from the Texas Environmental Task Force since 1994 and advised numerous law enforcement agencies on environmental matters.  Prior to her current position, she served as Chief of the White Collar Crime Unit and Chief of the Public Integrity Unit.  She has significant white-collar litigation experience.  Ms.  Robertson received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas, San Antonio and her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. 
Networking and registration is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. Lunch and the presentation will begin promptly at noon.  Valet parking is available at a cost of $7.00.   Public Transportation is available.  Nearest MetroRail Station: Bell.

The individual CLE program cost is as follows:

$30.00             HBA Environmental Section Members
$35.00             Non-Members and Guests
$20.00             Government, Non-Profit and Academic Employees
$15.00             Law Students
$40.00             Walk-ins or those who RSVP and fail to show

Payment for those who RSVP is due prior to or at check-in for the meeting.

Please RSVP by 12:00 pm (noon), Monday, September 10, to Kelli Kray at kkray@winstead.com.

Send checks payable to HBA to:

Kelli Kray
Winstead PC
1100 JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street, Houston
Texas 77002
(713) 650-2464

Section Members:  Purchase a GREENPA$$ to cover all 10 luncheon meetings in advance and receive one luncheon free. Receive admittance to all section luncheons from September 2012 through June 2013 at the Petroleum Club and the traditional end of season luncheon at Brennan's (second Wednesdays of the month, except June TBA). Make a one-time payment and avoid the hassle of monthly approvals and reimbursements and last-minute check requests. Special lawyerly conditions apply: non-transferable; not applicable to governmental, non-profit, and academic employees, law students, and others already eligible for reduced rates; RSVP still requested for each luncheon.

Government, non-profit, and academic employees may purchase a season pass at their regular reduced rate of $200.  Non-members also may purchase a season pass and pre-pay for all luncheons at their full rate of $360 (9 luncheons at $35 and the Brennan’s lunch at $45). 

GREENPA$$:  For Section members:  $280
Season Pass for government, etc.:  $200
Season Pass for non-members:  $360


Mail your check, payable to HBA, to Kelli Kray at the address listed above and write “GreenPass” or “Season Pass”  in the memo line of your check.  If you have any questions, please contact Section Treasurer, Andrew Fono, at afono@winstead.com; or call at (713) 650-2784.