REGISTER NOW for TMCA's 2019 Symposium!

REGISTER NOW for TMCA’s 15th Annual Symposium!

Current Credential holders, please click here to login and register.

Non-Credential holders, please click here to complete our online registration form.


WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM

WHERE: South Texas College of Law Houston, 1303 San Jacinto St., Houston, Texas 77002

We Listened!

Having reviewed attendees' feedback regarding last year’s Symposium, this year we have included what was most requested—a session on “Practical Solutions to Real-World Mediation Problems,” a session on how to work with pro se parties in mediation, and a fresh look at mediation ethics from your top-rated presenter, Mike Schless. Most attendees also raved about our use of “real-time” Mentimeter technology, so we will be using that again this year. Along with the ever-popular Texas Supreme Court update, we will also cover two topics valuable to all mediators—how to address intergenerational differences and how to prevent being subpoenaed as a mediator.


Registration and networking breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

Please view our program brochure for additional details.


Registration fees:

  • $150 for current Credential holders
  • $170 for non-Credential holders

Please register by Friday, October 18. Onsite registration only if space is available. Seating is limited to 200. If registering onsite, payment is by check or cash.


Presentations (6.25 hours [3 hours ethics] CLE approved):

  • It’s Intergenerational: The Differences Within Ourselves

Panelists: Angela Downes, Maggie Fox, Jose R. Lopez, II, and Hon. Alvin Zimmerman; Moderator: Lis Bulmash

  • Being Subpoenaed as a Mediator—How to Avoid and What to Do When 

Hon. Rick Morris and Gene Roberts

  • Ethical Guidelines and the Latest from “The Supremes”

Justice Debra H. Lehrmann and Hon. John Coselli 

  • Practical Solutions to Real-World Mediation Problems (or Fantastically Dangerous Mediation Trends and How to Manage Them)

Eric Galton

  • MIKE Talk: Mediation IS Kinda Ethical

Mike Schless

  • Mediating with Pro Se Parties: Agony or Ecstasy?  

        Panelists: Laury Adams, Jacqueline Blankenship, Denise Coggiola, and Carol Griffin; Moderator: Shelly Hudson


Parking: Metered street parking is available. Covered parking is capped at $10 per day at the 1112 Clay Street Garage (corner of Clay St. & San Jacinto, St.), half a block away from the Law School.

Lodging: Our room block is open at the C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton (formerly the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Downtown) for $129 per night. Book online or call 1-800-HILTONS or 1-800-445-8667 and request the TMCA room block. Standard hotel WiFi is free with this room rate and parking at the hotel is $24/night. Parking is valet-only.

The hotel's address is 400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77002. It is about a four-minute drive from the hotel to the South Texas College of Law Houston.

For questions about registration, contact Shelly Hudson,

Mailing your payment? Mail your check to: TMCA, c/o Shelly Hudson, 211 Houston St., Richmond, TX 77469

Is my registration refundable? Full refunds are provided through September 30. Refunds less a $20 handling fee are provided through October 12.