November 2, 2017
Joe K. Longley
Topic: DTPA Update
CLE: 1.0 Credit


Note: Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch/CLE starts promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Joe K. Longley is the 2017-2018 State Bar of Texas president-elect. Longley will serve as president of the State Bar of Texas from June 2018 to June 2019. Longley has been prolific throughout his legal career in helping pass laws that benefit lawyers and their clients.

“THE NUMBER ONE ENEMY OF THE FINE PRINT”
That’s how Joe Longley’s skills have been referred to for over three decades—and not without good cause. In 1973, as the 29 year-old Chief of the Antitrust & Consumer Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office, he co-authored and nurtured the passage of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act, together with the private remedies sections of Article 21.21 (now Chapter 541) of the Texas Insurance Code.the Texas Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, the Texas Home Solicitation Act, and landlord-tenant protections. Since then, he has co-authored Chapters 542 (prompt pay) and 544 (unfair discrimination) of the Insurance Code, the Texas Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, the Texas Home Solicitation Act, and landlord-tenant protections.

These Texas laws have been hailed nationwide as some of the strongest consumer protection measures ever passed by any legislature, anywhere.

 


 

The CLE is free for members. Lunch is $25 if you pay online by 10:30am the day of luncheon, $40 at the door. Credit card is the only form of payment accepted for lunch. Approved for 1 hour of MCLE. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at noon.

HCDLA has its monthly luncheon meeting at Theo’s Restaurant, 812 Westheimer, beginning at 11:30 am on the first Thursday of each month, September through May of each year.