We at Katine & Nechman L.L.P. are dedicated to doing our part to better our community. We host, speak at, and participate in events around Houston, Texas, the country, and the world, and the following is a list of some of these events:

EVERY MONTH: Katine & Nechman Partnership with AIDS Foundation Houston

Anyone who is HIV-positive may receive a free legal consultation on any legal topic as part of our partnership with AIDS Foundation Houston on the second Tuesday of every month in our office. To make an appointment, please call our office or send us an e-mail.

September 2013

09/12/2013 Mitchell Katine presents The Legal Status of LGBT Rights at The Jung Center of Houston.

April 2013

04/24/2013 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mitchell Katine participates in A TexasBarCLE Webcast: "Real Estate Issues for Same Sex Couples".

February 2013

02/13/2013: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mitchell Katine "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and HIV Issues in Healthcare" at Houston Community College, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 3100 Main Street (at Elgin), Houston, TX 77002, go to tgcahq.org for more information  and to register for the event.

June 2012

06/15/2012: John Nechman speaking on "The Fight for Same-Sex Marriage: LBGT Immigrants Step Out of the Shadows" at an all day CLE of the LGBT Law Section of the Sate Bar of Texas.

May 2012

05/25/2012: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Katine & Nechman L.L.P. and co-sponsor Houston Volunteer Lawyer's Progam present "HIV and the Law Legal Update 2012". This seminar is designed for professionals working with persons living with HIV/AIDS. Attorneys, case managers and support staff are encouraged to attend. 2 hour CLE includes 1 hour of ethics. Please Register: 713-808-1000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

05/07/2012: Wilbur the Vietnamese Pot Belly Pig: Judge affirms Wilbur's right to stay home with his family!

October 2011

10/18/2011: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Katine & Nechman L.L.P. co-sponsoring a free seminar on Living a Long Life with HIV. Topics include HIV medication, early intervention, purchasing life insurance, working with HIV and estate planning documents.

September 2011

09/13/2011: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Katine & Nechman L.L.P. presents a free LGBT Family Planning Seminar on financial, estate documents, and adoption matters. Space is limited, please RSVP.

August 2011

08/31/2011 Mitchell Katine represents Wilbur the Vietnamese Pot Belly Pig; see the story in the Houston Chronicle, Spring family goes whole hog to keep pet pig.

08/06/2011: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mitchell Katine presents a free seminar for association boards and managers on the new Texas HOA laws. Space is limited, please RSVP.

08/12-13/2011: Mitchell Katine presents Recent Developments in Transgender Legal Rights at the Texas Transgender Non-Discrimination Summit at the University of Houston.

08/13/2011: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mitchell Katine presents a free seminar for owners of property in a property association on the new Texas HOA laws. Space is limited, please RSVP.

08/16/2011: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. John Nechman speaks at Immigration Law Fundamentals, a CLE course for attorneys. Topics include: Family-based Visas, Employment-based Visas, Inadmissibility & Removal Proceedings and more.

July 2011

7/7-9/11: Mitchell Katine speaks on Consumer Rights & Protections in the HOA Context at the 2011 Advanced Real Estate Law Course, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas.

April 2011

4/8/11: Mitchell Katine speaks at Houston Bar Association on "Community Association Law" including deed restrictions.

May 2010

5/8/10: Mitchell Katine and John Nechman speak at a community conference, "HIV/AIDS and the Law", in Houston, TX, discussing fighting discrimination, obtaining benefits and protecting your decisions.  Their presentation focuses on "Protections for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS under State and Federal Law".  After the conference, both Mitchell and John received a letter of gratitude and praise form Keith P. Ellison, a Houston Federal Court Judge.  Those letters can be viewed HERE.

March 2010

3/25/10: John Nechman, CLE Panelist, American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law's National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, "Border Crossings: The Intersection of Employment and Immigration Law," San Antonio, Texas (http://www.abanet.org/labor/mw/2010/eeo/eeo-mw10.shtml)

February 2010

2/5/10: Mitchell Katine and John Nechman present a CLE on "HIV Law Update" at the American Bar Association Mid-Year Conference, Orlando, Florida

2/11/10: John Nechman reads for Houston Independent School District's Real Men Read Program, Eleanor Tinsley Elementary, Houston, Texas

January 2010

1/12/10: John Nechman presents a "Welcome to the Legal Profession" with Dean/President Donald J. Guter to the incoming class at South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 12:45 to 1:45 pm

1/14/10: John Nechman reads for Houston Independent School District's Real Men Read Program, Eleanor Tinsley Elementary, Houston, Texas

1/29/10: John Nechman speaks on "Durable Relationships Under the Law" at Tulane Law School's Law & Sexuality 2010 Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana

December 2009

12/7/09: John Nechman speaks on behalf of the Houston Bar Association on "The Importance of Jury Service," MacArthur High School, Houston, Texas

12/10/09: John Nechman reads for Houston Independent School District's Real Men Read Program, Eleanor Tinsley Elementary, Houston, Texas

November 2009

11/2/09: John Nechman speaks on "HIV Legal Issues Update" at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 9-10 am, Houston, Texas

11/9/09: Katine & Nechman sponsor a community seminar entitled "The Lifting of the HIV Immigration Ban" with speaker John Nechman at the law offices of Katine & Nechman, 6 to 8 pm.

11/17/09: John Nechman presents a C.L.E. to the American Immigration Lawyers Association on "The Lifting of the HIV Immigration Ban," Central Market, 3815 Westheimer, 2nd Floor, 6 to 7:30 pm, Houston, Texas.

11/21/09: John Nechman, Speaker, University of Houston Paralegal Class, "Immigration Opportunities for Paralegals"

October 2009

10/2/09: John Nechman speaks on "Human Rights Issues: Human Trafficking" as part of the Friday Lecture Series at University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas

10/15/2009: As an official event of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Katine & Nechman L.L.P. sponsors "Conoce Tus Derechos," a day of free legal consultations for people with HIV

10/22/09: John Nechman speaks on behalf of the Houston Bar Association as part of the IDEA Program on "The Dangers of Drug Use," Shadydale Elementary School, Houston, Texas

September 2009

9/4/09: John Nechman featured speaker at the JAIMA Convention at the Makuhare Messe, Tokyo, Japan, "Investment and Immigration Opportunities in the United States"

9/15/09: John Nechman reads for Houston Independent School District's Real Men Read Program, Whidby Elementary, Houston, Texas

9/16/09: John Nechman speaks on behalf of the Houston Bar Association on "Immigration Law," Memorial High School, Houston, Texas

9/17/09: John Nechman speaks on behalf of the Houston Bar Association on "Constitutional Law," Foster Elementary School, Kingwood, Texas

9/18/09: Mitchell Katine and John Nechman interviewed on the 20/20 Television News Show, ABC Television (Channel 13, Houston), 9 pm CDT, "Criminal Transmission of HIV-The State of Texas vs. Philippe Padieu"

9/21/09: John Nechman presents "Conoce Tus Derechos: VIH" to Latinos Apoyando Latinos, 6:30-9:00 pm, 1429 Hawthorne, Houston, Texas

9/22/09: John Nechman presents an "Update on HIV Legal Issues" to AIDS Foundation Houston's Project Life Roads, 6:00 pm, 614 Finfrock, Pasadena, Texas

9/25/10: John Nechman presents a CLE to the Houston Bar Association on "Crimes in Foreign Lands," Harris County Jury Assembly Room (1019 Congress), 1-2:30 pm

August 2009

8/8/09: John Nechman featured speaker at a fundraiser for Immigration Equality, Houston, Texas

8/15/09: John Nechman presents a "Welcome to the Legal Profession" with Incoming Dean/President Donald Guter to the incoming class at South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 3:00 to 4:00 pm

8/19/09: Mitchell Katine and John Nechman present on "HIV Legal Services" to the Houston Department of Health and Human Services Frontline Training, at The United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, 10 to 12 pm

8/26/09: Mitchell Katine and John Nechman present on "An Overview of HIV Law" to the Center for AIDS Project LEAP, 1407 Hawthorne Dr., 10 to 12 pm and 6 to 8 pm

July 2009

7/7, 7/14, 7/18, 7/25/09, 1-4 pm each day: Katine & Nechman L.L.P. will host the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County's "Mental Health First Aid Training"

June 2009

6/3/09: John Nechman, Speech to the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, "Current Immigration Issues Facing the GLBT/HIV Community"

6/6/09: John Nechman, Volunteer Attorney for Naturalization Day, Chinese Cultural Center, Houston, TX

6/6/09: John Nechman, Speaker, University of Houston Paralegal Class, "Immigration Opportunities for Paralegals"

6/11/09: Katine & Nechman L.L.P. host an organizational meeting for the Osito Foundation's new project, the Children's AIDS Network (www.ositofoundation.org)

6/23/09: Mitchell Katine, Panelist on the U.S. Military's Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy, Rice University

6/29/09: John Nechman, CLE Panelist, Children at Risk's Lunch CLE Conference, "Introduction to Human Trafficking" (http://www.childrenatrisk.org/)

May 2009

5/11/09: Mitchell Katine and John Nechman, Presenters, Houston Department of Health and Human Services, "HIV Legal Services"

5/14/09: John Nechman reads for HISD's Real Men Read Program, Whidby Elementary

5/15/09: Mitchell Katine and John Nechman, CLE Presenters, 2009 Annual Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution, South Texas College of Law, Topic: "Dissolution of Same-Sex Relationships"

5/19/09: John Nechman, CLE Speaker/Panelist, "How to Start Your Own Law Firm," Asian American Bar Association, Houston, TX

5/26/09: Mitchell Katine, Speaker, Equality Texas Rally Against Proposition 8, Houston, Texas (Video)

April 2009

4/22/09: John Nechman, speaks to students at Reagan High School, Houston, Texas, for Houston Bar Association Law Day, "The Rule of Law"

4/24/09: John Nechman, Speaking on Current Immigration Law Issues, University of Houston

March 2009

3/2/09: John Nechman speaks at a symposium on Human Trafficking sponsored by South Texas College of Law, 1303 San Jacinto, 4 to 6 pm

3/9/09-3/10/09: Katine & Nechman, sponsor of the Live Consortium "University Anti-Stigma Day" at the University of Houston (a collaborative effort to battle the stigma against HIV and AIDS)

3/10/09: To mark National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Katine & Nechman L.L.P. and the Latino HIV Task Force host a community educational symposium on "Medical and Legal Issues Affecting Women and Girls" at the law office of Katine & Nechman, 1111 North Loop West, Suite 180, from 6 to 8 pm. All are welcome to attend.

3/26/09: John Nechman speaks at a conference entitled "Defending the Human Rights of LGBT and HIV-Positive Immigrants and Refugees," Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, Illinois

February 2009

2/5/09: John Nechman conducts a CLE presentation on "Sex Tourism: Facing Arrest in the US for Criminal Acts Committed Outside the US" for the Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association at Birra Porretti's Restaurant, Downtown Houston, from 12 to 1 pm.

2/27/09: Mitchell Katine gives a speech "HIV and the Law" to the Houston Bar Association from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

January 2009

1/5/09: John Nechman panelist at a CLE presentation at the El Paso Bar Association on "Immigration Enforcement in the Workplace," El Paso, Texas, 9 to 11 am

1/10/09: John Nechman presents “Welcome to the Legal Profession” with Dean/President James J. Alfini to the incoming class at South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 3:00 to 4:00 pm 

December 2008

12/1/08: Mitchell Katine receives the AIDS Foundation Houston Shelby Hodge Vision Award at the World AIDS Day Luncheon, the Corinthian, Houston, Texas, 11:30 to 1 pm.

12/2/08: John Nechman habla sobre el tema "Identity Theft/Robo de la Identidad" para un grupo de padres en Ripley House de Houston, Texas, 9:00 to 10:30 am 

12/6/08: John Nechman reads to pre-school children as part of Houston Independent School District’s Farias Center’s “Cuddle Up with a Book,” Houston, Texas, 8:30 to 10:00 am

12/9/08: John Nechman presents “HIV-Related Disability Issues” for Project Life Roads, Pasadena, Texas, 6:00 to 7:00 pm

12/18/08: Katine & Nechman L.L.P. welcome all clients and friends to an all day Holiday Open House at the law firm

November 2008

11/4/08: John Nechman speaks on the importance of jury service to a veterans group at the De George at Union Station, Houston, Texas, 5 to 6 pm

11/6/08: John Nechman presents "Returning to Work with HIV" at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church of Houston, Texas, 9:00-10:00 am 

11/11/08: John Nechman speaks on the significance of the passage or California’s Proposition 8 at Rice University, Houston, Texas, 7 to 9 pm

11/15/08: John Nechman speaks at Houston City Hall as part of the National Protest for GLBT Equal Rights, Houston, Texas, 12:30 to 2:30 pm

11/18/08: Mitchell Katine presents "Estate Planning and Adoption" at the offices of Katine & Nechman, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

11/20/08: John Nechman presents a CLE to the American Immigration Lawyers Association on "The Truth About the 'Removal' of the HIV Immigration Ban," Fadi's Restaurant, Westheimer at Dunvale, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

11/21/08: Mitchell Katine and John Nechman present a staff training to the Montrose Counseling Center, 9:00-11:00 am

11/24/08: John Nechman speaks on HIV’s Impact on the African American community to Texas Southern University’s Student Chapter of the NAACP, Houston, Texas, 7:30 to 9:00 pm

October 2008

10/01/08: Mitchell Katine speaks at the Houston Center for AIDS - Project Leap - Overview of HIV & The Law

10/15/08: John Nechman speaks on "HIV-Related Immigration" at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church of Houston, Texas, 9:00-10:00 am.

August 2008

8/20/08:  Free HIV Immigration Seminar at Katine & Nechman

June 2008

6/26/08: Celebration of the anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas

May 2008

5/1/08: John Nechman reads "Duck for President" at Stephens Elementary, Houston, TX

5/3/08: Mitchell Katine speaks to U of Houston paralegal class on Real Estate Law

5/3/08: John Nechman speaks on Conflict in the Hispanic Community, St Thomas Univ., Houston, TX

5/16/08: John Nechman reads "Duck for President" at Stephens Elementary, Houston, TX

5/17/08: John Nechman speaks to U of Houston paralegal class on Immigration Law