The Frank Evans Center sponsors a number of events throughout the year in conjunction with the Houston Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and other regional associations. All monthly HBA programs are held at the law school at 7:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Emilie Slohm room in the library. To rsvp to any HBA events, please email

 Panelists from the 2018 HBA ADR Section Annual Conference on ADR 

The Honorable Dena Hanovice Palermo, Kate Shih, The Honorable Kenneth Hoyt, Lauren Waddell, and The Honorable Gray Miller

Upcoming ADR CLE Programs at STCL Houston:

  • October 8, 2019 – HBA ADR Section CLE:  Workplace Arbitration Agreements with Justice Gerald Zimmer of the 14th COA
  • October 26, 2019 – TX Mediators Credentialing Association (TMCA) Annual Conference
  • November 12, 2019 – HBA ADR Section CLE
  • November 15-16, 2019 – American Bar Association Advanced Mediation Skills Institute
  • January 14, 2020 – HBA ADR Section CLE
  • February 11, 2020 – HBA ADR Section CLE
  • March 10, 2020 – HBA ADR Section CLE
  • April 14, 2020 – HBA ADR Section CLE
  • May 1, 2020 – HBA ADR Section Annual Conference

Past HBA ADR Section Events at STCL Houston:

  • September 10, 2019 – HBA ADR Section CLE: GLOBAL MEDIATION:  New Opportunities from Enforcement of Mediation Agreements in International Commerce
  • May 3, 2019 – Annual Full Day Conference on ADR
  • April 9, 2019 – “What Every Young Lawyer Should Know about ADR” co-sponsored by the Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • February 12, 2019 – Ten Pitfalls of International Arbitration with Stacey Barnes and Denise Peterson
  • January 15, 2019 – Overcoming Impasse with Danielle Comeaux
  • November 13, 2018 – The Nuances of Arbitrating Family Law Cases with Hon. Alvin Zimmerman, Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C. Ms. Wendy Burgower, Burgower Law, L.P.
  • October 9, 2018 –  Unique Challenges When Mediating I.P. Cases: Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights – Where Valuations Meet Novelty, Fame and Creativity
  • September 11, 2018 – Arbitration in Workplace Disputes and the Implications of Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis
  • May 4, 2018 – Annual Full Day Conference on ADR
  • April 10, 2018 – The Non-Secret Secrets for a Successful Mediator with Hon. Alvin Zimmerman
  • March 13, 2018- Addressing allegations of corruption and use of allegedly illegally obtained evidence in arbitration
  • February, 13, 2018 – Providing Solutions to Challenges in the Labor & Employment Law Arena with Hon. Joseph Hallbach, Jon King, Amy Halevy, Todd Slobin, and Timothy Bown
  • January 9, 2018 – The Robot Mediator: Artificial Intelligence in the practice of ADR with Saskia Mehlhorn, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP

Other Past Events:

The Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA) hosted its 12th Annual Symposium at South Texas College of Law Houston on Saturday October 22, 2016. For more information, please visit

The Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable hosted its 2016 Train the Trainer Conference with Richard Barnes at South Texas College of Law Houston on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. For additional information, please visit