2019 TMCA Symposium


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.

Please view our program brochure for additional details.


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 Fred Wagner; Moderator: Shelly Hudson