May 6, 2016 at 8:00 am 303 Jackson HIll St. Houston Event Link

Houston Bar Association “Lawyers to the Rescue”

May 6, 2016
8:00am – 4:30pm

OVERVIEW: Seminar will address legal issues facing small and medium-sized non-profit animal rescue/welfare organizations. Issues addressed will benefit attorneys who perform legal services for these organizations as well as the non-attorney rescue/welfare employee or volunteer.

AGENDA (Speakers and topics subject to change)
Friday, May 6, 2016
8:00 am Check-in and on-site registration (beverages & pastries provided)

8:50 am Opening remarks & announcements

9:00 am Developing High Impact Board Leadership for
Animal Non-Profit Organizations – Cynthia Elaine Masters
Law Office of Cynthia Elaine Masters

9:45 am Law Enforcement for the Betterment of Animal Welfare
(panel discussion) – J. Macklin Milligan, Assistant District Attorney/Animal Cruelty Specialist, HCDAO; Sherry Ferguson, Executive Director, Houston Humane Society; and Deputy Charles Jantzen, Harris County Constable Office, Precinct 5, Animal Crimes Unit

10:30 am Break (beverages provided)

10:45 am Keeping Exempt Status – Tax Compliance Considerations Jody Blazek, CPA, Blazek & Vetterling, LLP 11:30 am Dangerous Dogs: Rights, Remedies and Ramifications – Sarnie A. Randle, Jr., S.A. Randle & Associates, P.C.

12:15 pm Lunch (provided) – return to auditorium

12:30 pm HBA Animal Law Section Annual Honoree – Frisky Paws Rescue in memory of Nela Brown Webex Presentation by Adam Liebling, Director of Grants Management, ASPCA

1:15 pm BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions State of the Union – Greg Damianoff, Assistant Director, Administration and Regulatory Affairs (ARA)

1:45 pm Doggy, Doggy, Who Owns the Doggy – Donald Feare, Feare Law Firm, P.C.

2:45 pm Break (beverages provided)

3:00 pm Purposeful Business Planning for Animal Non-Profits
(small group sessions) – Cynthia Elaine Masters,

Law Office of Cynthia Elaine Masters

4:30 pm Adjourn



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