Join us on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Campioni Restaurant to hear Melvin Cockrell speak about what every lawyer should know on oil and gas leases.

Melvin Cockrell’s legal experience includes corporate service from the very largest integrated companies: Exxon Corporation and Affiliates (Senior Counsel) to the small and aggressive independent: Lear Petroleum Exploration Company (Vice President and General Counsel). Cockrell’s private practice also includes the full range from the world’s largest law firm (Baker & McKenzie) to the medium size (Shank, Irwin & Conant) and the small specialty firm of today (M.W. Cockrell & Associates). Mel is familiar with the business and operating philosophies of the full range of public corporate firms and private legal firms. Mel’s experience also includes a sabbatical year as Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Texas Tech School of Law. Mr. Cockrell has also been a member of the adjunct faculty of Southern Methodist University and currently serves as adjunct professor of oil and gas law at the University of Houston Law Center.

Mr. Cockrell has practiced oil and gas law since 1971. He was certified as a specialist in Oil, Gas & Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1986, the first year the specialty was recognized. Cockrell’s practice focuses on arbitration of energy/oil and gas disputes, domestic and international transactions, titles, litigation assistance and consulting, expert witness and mediation. This experience extends to the related drilling and service industries. He is a frequent speaker at industry and professional programs and has authored an extensive list of papers. Cockrell is a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas and is recognized with Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating: A-V.

Networking will be from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. The presentation will be from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Admission is $15 for HNBA members and $25 for guests.

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Campioni Restaurant is located at 13850 Cutten Rd, Houston, TX 77069.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR LEGAL CLINICS FOR U.S. VETERANS

The Houston Northwest Bar Association and the Woodlands Bar Association in conjunction with the Houston Bar Association’s Veterans Legal Initiative will be co-hosting a free legal advice clinic for U.S. veterans.  The upcoming veterans legal clinics are listed below:

Saturday, September 9th
9:00 am – Noon
Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic
690 South Loop 336 West
3rd & 4th Floors
Conroe, TX 77304

Saturday, November 4th
9:00 am – Noon
Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic
1200 West Main Street
Tomball, TX 77375

Saturday, November 11th
9:00 am – Noon
Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic
690 South Loop 336 West
3rd & 4th Floors
Conroe, TX 77304

If you are interested in providing legal assistance to U.S. veterans at one of these legal clinics, please contact Teresa Messer at tmesser@teresamesser.com.