12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference
Zealous Advocacy: It's Common Sense
Thursday, May 16 & Friday, May 17, 2013

 About the Conference

The Zealous Advocacy Conference, now in its 12th year, is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center. The conference is the premier professional development training for juvenile public defense attorneys practicing in the Southwestern United States.

  • Theme: Zealous Advocacy: It's Common Sense
  • Location: University of Houston Law Center (Click for address and directions)
  • Date: Thursday, May 16 & Friday, May 17, 2013
  • CLE Hours:
    • Likely 13.75 hours with 4.25 ethics hours.
    • This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for attorneys and legal assistants in the Juvenile Law specialty field.
  • Thursday Keynote Speaker: Mr. David Domenici
  • Friday Keynote Speaker: Mr. Francis Guzman
  • Schedule of Events (subject to change)
  • Featured Speakers:
    • Professor David Dow
      University of Houston Law Center
    • Hon. Angela Ellis
      Associate Judge, 315th District Juvenile Court of Texas
    • Hon. Pat Garza
      Associate Judge, 386th District Juvenile Court of Texas
      • Professor Sally Terry Green
        Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
      • Professor Michael Lindsey
        Southern Methodist University
      • Professor Ellen Marrus
        University of Houston Law Center
      • Hon. Annise Parker
        Mayor, City of Houston
      • Chris Phillis
        Director, Maricopa County Office of the Public Advocate
      • Miriam Riskind
        Isenberg & Riskind
      • Hon. Michael Schneider
        Presiding Judge of the 315th District Court
      • Professor Joseph Tulman
        University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law

Recommended Conference Hotel

  • Hilton at the University of Houston
    4800 Calhoun Street
    Houston, Texas, 77204-3902
    Tel: 832-531-6300
    Fax: 832-531-6301
  • Mention the Zealous Advocacy Conference before April 15, 2013 and get a special negotiated room rate of $139.00 per night.

Free for University of Houston Students

  • We are happy to waive registration fees for current University of Houston students.
  • To register: e-mail us and we'll place you on the registration list.
  • J.D. and L.L.M. students from other law schools can attend for $50. E-mail us for more information.

Register Early and Save

  • $80 if you pre-register by April 26, 2013
  • $200 if you register after April 26, 2013

Register Online Through Paypal

  • All paid registration includes a 2-day Visitor Parking Pass (we will mail your parking pass for all registrations prior to April 26).

Attorneys & Other Attendees:

  • Price: $80 (April 26, 2013 and before)
  • Price: $200 (After April 27, 2013)
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Register by Mail

  • Print and return the Printable Registration Form in our Conference Brochure.
  • Include your registration check payable to "UHLC/CCLP"
  • Send the form and payment check to:
    • University of Houston Law Center
      Center for Children, Law & Policy
      100 Law Center
      Houston, TX 77204-6060
  • Please do not hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions or concerns!