May 17, 2024: Lunch and Learn CLE

Join Us for the 2024 Public Utility Law Spring Lunch & Learn CLE

Friday, May 17, 2024
Texas Law Center, 1414 Colorado St, Austin
2 hours MCLE / 1 hour Ethics
General Admission: $25


Dear Section Members:

Please join us for an in-person lunch and learn event at the Texas Law Center of the State Bar of Texas, with a presentation on the new 15th Court of Appeals and Business Court and an ethics presentation on changing jobs. Please RSVP using the registration link above. Registration costs $25, which includes lunch and attendance at the presentations. The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 15. You can also to be reminded of the registration deadline.

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The New Legal Landscape: The Business Court and the Fifteenth Court of Appeals

Amy Prueger and Sarah Churchin will discuss creation of the new Texas Business Court and the Fifteenth Court of Appeals, with covered topics including the scope of their respective jurisdictions, the timeline of their development and implementation, and their impact on public utilities. They will conclude their presentation by encouraging and addressing questions raised by audience members.

Amy Prueger, Enoch Kever PLLC, focuses on appellate, commercial, and regulatory litigation. Having clerked for the Texas Supreme Court and worked in large specialty-practice law firms, she has vast experience representing clients in business disputes and protecting them in the event of appeal. She is also experienced in arguing cases in state and federal courts of appeals, as well as the Texas Supreme Court, and has handled complex arbitrations from the initial filing of the complaint through post-hearing matters.

Sara Churchin, Enoch Kever PLLC, focuses her practice on civil litigation and appellate law. Her experience includes managing a caseload in the civil appellate division of a large national law firm in a variety of practice areas, including civil defense, products liability and professional liability. Prior to entering private practice, Sara was a briefing attorney for Justice Phil Johnson of the Texas Supreme Court. She was named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2018-2021, a Best Lawyers Ones to Watch in 2021-present, and a 2023 Texas Super Lawyer in Appellate Law.

Ethical Considerations When Starting New Chapters
Ikena Okoro will discuss the ethical duties and conflicts attorneys must be aware of when changing jobs. This presentation will cover lateral moves between firms and also transitions to and from government positions or other non-firm roles.

Ikenna Okoro, Balch & Bingham PLLC, is an attorney and public policy and government relations professional with a regulatory practice focusing on electricity and natural gas issues and a lobby practice representing corporate, non-profit and trade association clients. He joined Balch after serving as Assistant Parliamentarian for the Texas House of Representatives for over three years.