Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lunch with a Lawyer

Are you interested in attending a small group lunch where you have access to some of the best attorneys in the city of Houston? Consider signing up for Lunch with a Lawyer. This program is designed to give students the opportunity to discuss career goals and learn from attorneys who are practicing in an area of interest. The lunch meetings will be held the third Wednesday of every month. The program is a round table lunch discussion between an attorney and no more than 10 students. Students RSVP for the lunch, which is provided by the Career Development Office, and supply a resume and brief biography for forwarding to the guest attorney. The idea is for the attorney to have a candid conversation with a group of students who are interested in the practice area or practice environment of the particular attorney.

The following attorneys will participate:

September 18th: H. Brad Parker, H. Brad Parker, P.C. – Mr. Parker provides general legal services, with emphasis on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, collection and real estate.
October 16th: Ellie Bane, Senior Counsel, Cigna-HealthSpring – Ms. Bane has experience in a variety of area in the health law profession with a current focus on Medicare plans.
November 20th: Brandon Berg, Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, LLP – Mr. Berg has experience handling a variety of casualty litigation claims including multiple semi-tractor/trailer accidents, premises liability claims, automobile negligence claims, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, dram shop claims, product liability claims, Medicare claims and wrongful death and injury claims.
January 15th: Jeff Raziner, Doyle Raziner LLP – Mr. Raziner is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and his trial practice includes the representation of plaintiffs in maritime personal injury, international and trans-national personal injury, including overseas work and holiday injury claims, and insurance bad faith.
February 19th: Colleen Gaido, Office of District Attorney, Harris County – Ms. Gaido is currently a felony prosecutor assigned to the Misdemeanor Division as the Deputy Chief, responsible for supervising prosecutors in the office’s 15 County Courts.
March 19th: Regan Armstrong, Regan Armstrong & Associates, PLLC – Ms. Armstrong’s practice focuses on Estate Planning, Wills, Family Law, Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, and Probate & Estate Administration.
April 16th: Chip B. Lewis – Mr. Lewis is a prominent criminal defense attorney representing clients across the state of Texas.

Students may RSVP to more than one meeting but general priority will be given to first-time attendees. A minimum of 5 students must be RSVPed one week in advance for the event to be held. Please RSVP by emailing Catherine Wright (cmwright@central.uh.edu) a copy of your resume and a brief biography—no more than 1 paragraph highlighting your career interests. Should a student RSVP and fail to show without at least 2 days advanced notice, the student will lose his or her Good Standing with the Career Development Office, the implication of which can be found here. In addition, the student will no longer be eligible to attend a Lunch with a Lawyer meeting. We hope you enjoy this unique experience to learn from a lawyer practicing in an area that is of interest to you!