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 Legal Exchange Conference

Please Note: The full day Legal Exchange Conference is sold out, but the February Luncheon Keynote presentation is still accepting registrations through Friday, February 9th at 12 PM.

Register Here for the Luncheon Only

February 13, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration Opens: 7:30 AM

Debate (9:00 AM)

In this debate session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear the perspective of lawyers and HR professionals and how they’d each approach a variety of hypothetical scenarios relating to employment law. A moderator will present cases and each debater will explain their own approach to the situation as well as why they think the approaches of the other panelists are right, wrong or somewhere in between.

The debate will cover a broad spectrum of possible cases that one may face ranging from Millennials, their impact on the HR culture and legal issues that might arise to EEOC charges from start to finish.

Moderator: Kevin Koronka, JD
Outside Defense Counsel: Brad Howard, JD
Plaintiff's Lawyer: Matthew Scott, JD
HR Representatives: Philip Humphries & Melissa Kessler

See Presenter Biographies

Luncheon & Keynote Presentation (11:30 AM)

This event includes the luncheon keynote presentation from Eva Turner, JD, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins P.C. The topic is “Choose Your Own Adventure Under the ADA”.

View full Luncheon details

Legal Hot Topics (1:15 PM)

In this session, attendees will hear from a variety of experts on hot legal topics. The volume of regulations the HR professional is required to know, to implement and to operate within can keep you up at night. Hear the latest news and learn about new laws and compliance. You will return to the office better informed and prepared to ensure compliance. Attendees will hear each speaker provide a rapid-fire presentation on a pre-assigned legal topic and can get expert answers to their pressing legal questions. This customized legal learning experience allows participants to get the answers they need on a variety of legal topics and pressing issues.

 Topic  Speaker
 Benefits/ERISA/ACA  David Schiller, JD, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
 Immigration Under the Trump Administration  John Smart, JD, Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
 Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation  Dustin Paschal, JD, Founding Partner, Simon & Paschall PLLC
 Drug Policies & Medical Marijuana  Julia Gannaway, Partner, Lynn Ross & Gannaway LLP
 Hiring & Recruiting Compliance  Christie Newkirk, Shareholder, Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser PC
 Wage & Hour Issues  Angela Green, Sharehodler, Ogletree Deakins
 Winning TWC Unemployment Claims  John Hagan, Founding Attorney, Hagan Law Group LLC

See Presenter Biographies


Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than Wednesday, February 7) to: 

5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244
214.631.4533 - Fax
[email protected]

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are strongly recommended. Due to hotel catering requirements and room capacity, we cannot guarantee seating for onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, February 7, 2018. There will be no refund if cancellation is received within 5 business days of the start of the event.

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Approved for HRCI HR (General) Credit Hours: 6

Approved for SHRM Professional Development Credits: 6

Meeting Sponsorships Available

Thank you to our sponsor

For more information on sponsorship opportunities:
[email protected]


Crown Plaza Dallas Near Galleria - Addison 

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Members $229.00

The full day Legal Exchange Conference is SOLD OUT. No onsite registrations will not be accepted.

If you are paying by check or if you need access to your log-in information, please email [email protected] or call the DallasHR office at 214.631.8775 x 235 for assistance.

If you are not yet a DallasHR member, you can create a profile that will enable you to register and pay online.

Effective January 1, 2017 we will no longer accept cash as payment for registrations.


Time Description
8:30 AM Check-In and Registration
9:00 AM - 
11:05 AM
11:05 AM Networking for Luncheon Begins
12:00 PM - 
1:00 PM  
Keynote Presentation
1:00 PM -
1:15 PM
1:15 PM - 
4:30 PM
Legal Hot Topics (includes 10 minute break)

Lunch service will cease when the keynote presentation begins. This is a rule set by the HR Certification Institute for presentations that are approved for credit.

Lunch Menu

If you require a vegetarian meal for lunch, you may request one by contacting [email protected]. Please note that you must pre-order veggie meals no later than 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 12. On-site requests cannot be honored.

Recertification Credit Information

This program is pending approval for 6 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

DallasHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at