People's Law School - LSC-CyFair

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October 20, 2011 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lone Star College-CyFair Conference Center

Featuring Richard Alderman, “The People’s Lawyer”

Seating is limited and registration is required.
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Select 2 of the 4 sessions below:

  • Consumer Law for Buying/Selling Goods and Services
  • Wills/Probate for Planning for Serious Illness or Death
  • Landlord/Tenant for Renting Apartments or Homes
  • Credit and Debt Collection for Managing Financial Matters

Directions and Parking:
LSC-CyFair Conference Center is on the northwest side of the campus. The college is about 4 miles south of the intersection of Highway 290 and Barker Cypress Road. The address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road at the intersection with West Road. View maps to the campus and conference center. College parking is open to the general public.

Richard Alderman photoRichard Alderman, "The People's Lawyer"
is currently the Associate Dean at the University of Houston-Law Center and holder of the Dwight Olds Chair in Law. He also serves as the director of the Center for Consumer Law. Alderman authored the 8th edition of the book, Know Your Rights! published in 2010. In addition to his duties at the Law Center, he appears regularly as the "People's Lawyer" on radio and television. He currently appears on KTRK-TV, Channel 13 and has a syndicated newspaper column, entitled "Know Your Rights." Alderman has twice received the highest honor given by the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas for his work in educating the public about the law.


Robert Johnson photoRobert B. Johnson is Associate Director of the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center.  Robert attended the University of Texas-Austin where he graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, and finished first in the business certification program. While at the University of Texas, Robert was inducted as a lifetime member of the nation's highest honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation from the University of Texas-Austin, Robert moved to Houston to attend law school at the University of Houston Law Center. During his second year of law school, Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Robert to the Board of Regents, as the first active student to ever serve on the Board and the youngest member in history (at that time). After graduation, Robert accepted a position as Associate Director of the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Robert oversees the students in the Texas Consumer Complaint Center, manages the Hurricane Assistance Program, and participates in community outreach. Robert also serves as the Chairman of the Houston Bar Association Consumer & Commercial Law Board of Directors. Robert has worked with the Center for Consumer Law in multiple positions for over seven years, both as a student and as a licensed attorney.

Rick McElvaney photoRick McElvaney, Clinical Associate Professor, is the supervisor of the Consumer Law Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center, where he also teaches landlord and tenant law, Texas procedure, law practice strategies, and poverty law practice. Professor McElvaney practiced as a legal aid attorney for 20 years in the areas of housing, consumer, and bankruptcy law at the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation and Lone Star Legal Aid. He is a prior Chair of the State Bar of Texas–Consumer & Commercial Law Section, and a frequent lecturer at legal seminars and community service events on housing, consumer, and bankruptcy law. In 2009, he was named Professor of the Year at the University of Houston Law Center by the Order of the Barons. He received a B.S. in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1982 and a J.D. from the University of Houston in 1986, where he was an Associate Editor of the Houston Journal of International Law. He is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, and is board certified in consumer and commercial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has worked in the Consumer Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office and as a mediator for the Neighborhood Justice Center (now Dispute Resolution Center), and is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Bill Stone

William E. Stone III has been practicing Law since 1978 and is currently in private legal practice in Bellaire, Texas. The primary focus of his practice is on Wills, Probate, Guardianships, and Estate Planning. Mr. Stone is very active in his community and has served on the Board of Directors for many local and municipal organizations. He has generously volunteered his time as an instructor for the People’s Law School since 2003. Mr. Stone received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in 1975, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston in 1978. He is licensed to practice law by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.


David Tiede photo

David M. Tiede is the Director of the Texas Consumer Complaint Center at the University of Houston Law Center’s Center for Consumer Law. Previously, Tiede prosecuted civil consumer law cases for the State of California as Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Law Section for the State of California in San Diego. Tiede graduated in 1990 from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Plan II Honors and earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1993.


Videos on Consumer Law:
View "It's the Law" videos from Professor Alderman on topics such as buying a new car, security deposits, and Internet shopping.
NOTE: Download Real Player to watch the videos.

Presented by the University of Houston Law Center - Center for Consumer Law.
Sponsored by Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library, Lone Star College-Political Science Club
and Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library.

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