The attorneys at Katine & Nechman L.L.P. in Houston, Texas are frequent speakers on law-related and other topics around Houston as well as at events around Texas, the United States, and the world. Below are some of the topics and events where our attorneys have spoken. If you would like for one of our attorneys to speak at an event of yours, please contact our office.

Mitchell Katine

PRIMARY PRESENTATION TOPICS

  • Community Association Law
  • Deed Restrictions Enforcement
  • Debt Collection
  • HIV and Employment
  • Returning to Work After a Disability Leave
  • HIV Confidentiality and Testing
  • Long-Term Disability Claims
  • Buying and Selling Real Estate
  • Lawrence v. Texas

SELECTED PAST PRESENTATIONS

  • Houston City Hall - Supreme Court Decision Rally, June 26, 2003
  • Executives & Professionals Association of Houston Dinner, July 15, 2003
  • Uncommon Legacy Foundation Luncheon, Houston, August 3, 2003
  • Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Houston PFLAG), September 7, 2003
  • State Bar of Texas CLE Teleconference - “In the Wake of Lawrence,” September 12, 2003
  • University of Minnesota - Lambda group, September 19, 2003
  • Lavender Law Regional Conf.-William Mitchell School of Law, MN, September 20, 2003
  • Gulf Coast Association of Family Law Specialists, Houston, October 2, 2003
  • Rice University Pride organization, October 23, 2003
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Annual Conference, Miami, FL, October 30, 2003
  • Alternative Family Law Conference, University of Houston, November 7, 2003
  • Federal Bar Association - South Texas Chapter – Luncheon, January 15, 2004
  • American Bar Association HIV Law Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 23, 2004
  • PBS Houston Television-“The Connection”-Same-sex Marriage Debate, February 3, 2004
  • Univision Television (Miami, Fl) - “Christina Show” - GLBT Families (Spanish), February 11, 2004
  • South Texas College of Law - Lawrence v. Texas Symposium, February 13, 2004
  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, February 20, 2004
  • University of California in San Diego, 15th Annual GLBT Conference - Key Note, February 20, 2004
  • The Legal Battle Against HIV/AIDS - South Texas College of Law, March 10, 2004
  • University of Toledo (Ohio) College of Law - Lawrence v. Texas, March 17, 2004
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Houston Black Tie Gala, Intercontinental Hotel, March 20, 2004
  • Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce - The Status of Same Sex Marriage, April 6, 2004
  • Texas Southern University-School of Public Affairs-GLBT Marriage Panel, April 15, 2004
  • HRC Town Hall Panel on Marriage and The Constitution, Houston, Texas, April 27, 2004
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Section Luncheon, Lawrence v. Texas, April 28, 2004
  • ACLU Houston Gala - Civil Rights from Same Sex Marriage to Freedom of Speech, May 8, 2004
  • Interview, 20/20 Television Show, ABC Television, September 18, 2009, "Criminal Transmission of HIV-The State of Texas vs. Phillipe Padieu"
  • CLE Panelist, "HIV Law Update", American Bar Association Mid-Year Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 5, 2010

John Nechman (English, Español)

PRIMARY PRESENTATIONS

  • All Immigration Related Topics
  • Immigration Issues Affecting the GLBT/HIV Community
  • Workplace Compliance in a Post 9/11 World
  • HIV/AIDS Related Legal Issues (including specific presentations focused on transgender people, women, and people of color)
  • Getting Started in International Business Law
  • Global Asset Management
  • Business Opportunities in China
  • International Adoption
  • Asylum and Detention Law
  • Criminal Prosecution in Sex Tourism
  • Criminal Prosecution in Immigration-Related Matters
  • Consumer Complaints
  • Debt Collection and Bankruptcy
  • Identity Theft

SELECTED PAST PRESENTATIONS

  • The City of Houston
  • Diversity in Law School
  • Keys to Becoming a Lawyer
  • Balancing a Professional and Personal Life
  • The Importance of Diversity in the Legal Profession
  • Houston Bar Association Presentations (to community groups, schoolchildren, teachers):
    • Becoming an Attorney
    • The Dangers of Drug Abuse
    • The Importance of Jury Service
    • The Importance of Brown vs. Board of Education
    • Aprendamos un Poquito Sobre La Ley (Let’s Learn a Little about the Law)
    • Cómo Se Consigue Residencia en los Estado Unidos (Steps in Obtaining a Green Card)
    • Introducción a las Leyes de Inmigración (Introduction to the Laws of Immigration)
    • Dialogue on Freedom: The Rule of Law
  • Keynote Speaker, Brown Symposium, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, “How Globalization Affects GLBT Rights,” February 20, 2002
  • Panelist, International War Tribunals Symposium, South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX; “The ICC and the International War Tribunals,” February 22, 2002
  • Keynote Speaker, “Embrace,” A Celebration of Freedom and Equality, Sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, Dallas, Texas, June 6, 2002
  • Featured Speaker, Houston Pride Festival, “Love Knows No Borders,” A Symposium on GLBT Immigration Issues, June 27, 2002
  • Panelist, Lavender Law Conferences, various immigration-related topics, Dallas, TX; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Diego, California, 2002-2005
  • Panelist, Human Rights Campaign’s Town Hall Meetings on Immigration Issues, Houston, TX 2002; Seattle, Washington 2002; Dallas, TX 2003 and 2005
  • Featured Speaker, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, Dearborn, Michigan, “Legal Issues Affecting the Arab Community After 9/11”, August 14, 2002
  • Speaker, “Concert for Equality, Safe Spaces/Work Places,” Dallas, TX, October 18, 2002
  • Emcee, Lambda Legal Town Hall Meeting on Lawrence and Garner v. Texas, Houston, TX, March 20, 2003
  • Speaker, International Lesbian and Gay Association World Conference, Manila, Philippines, “Human Rights, Law, and Governance,” “Roundtable on Our Common Future,” “International Asylum Issues,” November 11—18, 2003
  • Speaker, International Forum on HIV/AIDS, Chulangkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, “HIV-Related International Legal Issues,” November 22, 2003
  • Featured Speaker, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom 2004 Annual Dinner, San Francisco, California, Accepting Award for Immigration Equality, March 25, 2004
  • Panelist, Harvard University School of Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Symposium
  • Immigration Laws and the GLBT Civil Rights Movement,” November 5, 2004
  • Speaker, The Southeast/Southwest Scholars of Color Conference: The Struggle Continues: Defacto Segregation in Education and Beyond,” New Orleans, Louisiana, “A Brutal Catch-22: Unlawful Presence and the 3 Year/10 Year Bar,” May 8, 2005
  • Plenary Speaker, International Lesbian and Gay Law Association Conference III, Toronto, Canada, “HIV-Related Legal Issues Affecting Women,” June 27, 2005
  • CLE Speaker, Tom Homann Law Association, San Diego, California, “Sex Tourism and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction for Sex Crimes,” September 8, 2005
  • Speaker, 6th International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism, Montreal, Canada, “Creating GLBT Meetings & Events,” October 5, 2005
  • CLE Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Houston, TX, “Immigration Issues Facing GLBT and HIV-Positive Clients,” January 26, 2006
  • Speaker, 2006 Annual Conference of LULAC, University of Houston at Clear Lake, “Immigration Issues Affecting the Latino Community,” April 22, 2006
  • CLE Panelist, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Topic: “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” April 25, 2006
  • Speaker, Symposium on International Human Rights, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil, “US Asylum Laws,” May 20, 2006
  • Panelist, South Texas College of Law Employment Law CLE, Topic: “Second Generation Sex Discrimination Claims: Same-Sex Harassment, Bisexuality, Sexual Stereotype,” June 15, 2006
  • Speaker, “Global Asset Management in the Banking Industry,” International Financial Management Association Annual Conference, Beijing, China, September 1, 2007
  • Speaker, “Global Asset Management for Security Analysts,” International Financial Management Association Conference, Hangzhou, China, February 18, 2008
  • CLE Speaker, “Ethical Issues Facing Immigration Attorneys,” University of Texas School of Law Conference on GLBT Issues, Austin, Texas, March 4, 2008
  • CLE Speaker/Panelist, “Current Trends in HIV-Related Prison Legal Issues,” and “Global Legal Issues Facing Travelers and Employees with HIV,” American Bar Association Conference, Dallas, Texas, March 9-10, 2008
  • Speaker, “The Changing City of Houston and Conflict,” A Community Forum on Conflict and the Hispanic Community, Center for International Studies and the Mayor’s International Affairs and Developmental Council for the Americas, St Thomas University, Houston, Texas, May 3, 2008
  • Featured Speaker, "Houston, the Challenges of Managing Diversity," University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, September 5, 2008
  • Panelist, "GLBT Legal Issues in American Society," University of Texas, Austin, Texas, October 1, 2008
  • CLE Speaker, "The Truth about the 'Removal' of the HIV Immigration Ban," American Immigration Lawyers Association, November 20, 2008
  • CLE Speaker, "Sex Tourism: Facing Arrest in the US for Criminal Acts Committed Outside the US," Harris County Democrats Criminal Law Association, February 5, 2009
  • Featured Speaker, JAIMA Convention, Tokyo, Japan, "Investment and Immigration Opportunities in the United States", September 4, 2009
  • Interview, 20/20 Television Show, ABC Television, September 18, 2009, "Criminal Transmission of HIV-The State of Texas vs. Phillipe Padieu"
  • CLE Speaker, "Crimes in Foreign Lands", Houston Bar Association, September 25, 2009
  • Featured Speaker, "Human Rights Issues: Human Trafficking", University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, October 2, 2009
  • CLE Panelist, "HIV Law Update", American Bar Association Mid-Year Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 5, 2010