I have always believed in sharing knowledge and wherever I am I find ways to do so. Currently, I am adjunct professor in the University of Houston’s School of Communications where I teach communications law and ethics. It’s a challenge to bring the law to life for non-law students, but current issues in the first amendment, privacy and copyright laws provide great fodder for learning and teaching.

Over the years, I have been frequent speaker to lawyer groups, law students and the general public on issues that range from civil procedure and trial strategy to diversity in the profession and words of wisdom to GLBT students and professionals to environmental law. What follows is a sample of some of the presentations I’ve given.



“Civil Court Judicial Forum: What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know” National Business Institute, October 25, 2012

“Emerging issues in Energy Law,”Panel discussion for National LGBT Bar Association, 2012 Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference

“Impaired lawyers, Judges and Texas Lawyers Assistance Program” Harris County Criminal Judges CJE, August 7, 2012

“Outing: the Unique Privacy Issues Affecting the LGBT Community,”
Moderated the panel discussion for National LGBT Bar Association, 2011 Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference

“Judges, Jury Service, and Judicial Elections”
Eastwood Civic Club, Montie Beach Civic Club, November, 1 & 4, 2010 International Longshoremans Union, Retirees Club, October 19, 2011 Tomball Rotary, October 26, 2011

“Marketing yourself as an LGBT job applicant”
OutLaw, University of Houston Law Center, April 21, 2010

“Yes, Lawyers in Mainstream Practices Can Still Serve the LGBT Community”
National LGBT Bar Association's Annual Career Fair and Conference, Brooklyn, NY – September 11, 2009

“The Importance of Diversity in the Legal Profession”
Black Law Students Association, South Texas College of Law -- August 27, 2009

“Jefferson Davis Artist Lofts – New Life for an Old Hospital” City of Houston, Brownfields Conference -- 2003

“The Washington Courtyards Story”
City of Houston, Brownfields Conference -- 1999

“The Petrochemical Industry Lawyer’s Role in a Sustainable America” National Association of Environmental Law Students - 1998



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