Publications & Speeches

Barbara Gardner Publications and Speeches

Speech: “Strategies in Handling Employment Cases,” Houston Top Trial Lawyers Seminar, May 2014.

Speech: “How to Develop Your Pre-Trial Strategy to Win Your Trial and Protect if Appealed” Presidents’ Personal Injury Trial Attorney Seminar, September 2013.

Speech: “Running for Election in Texas,” West Houston Chamber of Commerce, May 2013

Speech: “What Lawyers Like and Don’t Like About Mediators,” panel member for Annual Conference on ADR, ADR Section of Houston Bar Assn., May 2013

Speech: “More Women Elected: The Good News and the Bad News,” National Association of Women Business Owners, Houston Chapter, December 2012

Speech: “The Art of Hiring & Firing,” Houston Bar Association, August 2011

Speech: “Discovery Update,” Employment Law Section Meeting, State Bar, Dallas, January 2010

Publication: “Profits for Solo-Small Law Firms,” Houston Bar Journal, December 2009

Speech: “Women: Winning in the Workplace,” American Business Women’s Association, July 2009

Speech: “Evaluating an Employment Case,” University of Houston Law Foundation, May 2009

Speech: “The Art of Hiring and Firing,” State Bar of Texas, Law Practice Management Course, Houston, February 2009

Speech: “Harassment, Sexual and Otherwise,” University of Houston Law Foundation, December 2008

Speech: “Dealing with the Top Dogs: A Lawyer’s Guidance,” South Texas College of Law Employment Law Conference, July 2008

Speech: “Disclaimers, Retainers, Fee Agreements, and Circular 230,” State Bar of Texas, Law Practice Management Course, Dallas, May 2008

Speech: “Recent Developments in Discrimination Law: Age, Gender, Race, Etc., and Newer Issues from Body Art to Lifestyles,” University of Houston Law Foundation, December 2007

Paper: “Opening Statement – Getting the Jury’s Attention,” Cutting-Edge Employment Law Strategies, October 4-5, 2007

Speech: “Race, Sex & Religious Discrimination: Developments in the Law,” University of Houston Law Foundation, April 2006

Speech: “Five Keys to Employment Contracts,” South Texas College of Law Annual Employment Law Seminar, July 2005

Speech: “Race, Sex & Religious Discrimination: Developments in the Law,” University of Houston Law Foundation, March 2005

Panel Discussion: “The Biggest Mistakes made by Texas Employers from the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” 4th Annual Employment Law Symposium, Houston Chapter of the Texas Association of Business, November 18, 2004

Speech: “Practical Aspects of the Whistle Blower’s Action under Sarbanes-Oxley,” Houston Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, November 8, 2004

Speech: “Truth or Consequences: How to Handle Discrimination Claims,” Willowbrook Rotary Club, September 17, 2004

Speech: “Avoiding Problems in the Workplace,” Midtown Business Network, June 17, 2004

Speech: “Independent Contractor or Employee?” National Association of Remodelers, May 27, 2004

Speech: “Whistle Blower’s Action under Sarbanes Oxley,” Association for Women in Computing, May 19, 2004

Speech: “Race & Sex Discrimination: Developments in the Law,” University of Houston Law Foundation, April 2004

Speech: “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby — History of Laws on Sex Discrimination,” American Business Women’s Association, League City Chapter, April 13, 2004

Speech: “When Mediation Fails – A Lawyer’s Perspective,” Texas Community College Association Annual Convention, February 21, 2004

Speech: “What is Discrimination Really?” American Business Women’s Association, Houston Chapter, February 19, 2004

Speech: “Hiring and Firing the Right Way,” Willowbrook Rotary Club, February 5, 2004

Speech: “Employment Law Made Easy,” National Association of Remodelers, January 29, 2004

Speech: “What Professional Women Need to Know About Employment Law,” Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas, September 2003

Speech: “Race & Sex Discrimination: Developments in the Law,” University of Houston Law Foundation, March & April 2003

Speech: “Arbitration: The Trend Away From the Courthouse,” Council on Education in Management, February 2003

Speech: “Arbitration: Why Do We Need a Court System?” University of Houston Law Foundation, September 2002

Speech: “Screening Employment Cases,” Fort Bend Bar Association Meeting, October 1999

Speech: “Analysis of Dismissal Order in Jones v. United States & William Clinton,” Practice & Procedure Committee Meeting, Missouri Bar Ass’n, May 1998

Speech: “ADA Mixed-Motive Analysis: Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Council on Education in      Management, October 27, 1997

Speech: “Sexual Harassment Cases: Interviewing the Judiciary,” Kansas City Association of Women Attorneys Annual Seminar, March 4, 1997

Speech: “Wrongful Discharge: Employment Agreements and Covenants” University of Houston Law Foundation, July 24 & August 4, 1994

Speech: “Settlement Strategies & Techniques,” Advanced Employment Law Course, State Bar of Texas, December 3, 1993

Speech: “Love American Style or Sexual Harassment”? Labor & Employment Law Seminar, South Texas College of Law, November 1993

Speech: “Warranties Under the DTPA,” Consumer & Insurance Law Institute, University of Houston Law Foundation, July 1993

Speech: “Sexual Harassment,” Houston Trial Lawyers’ Association, March 1993

Speech: “Sexual Harassment – The Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Houston Bar Association December 1992

Speech: “Settlement Strategies & Techniques,” Advanced Employment Law Course, State Bar of Texas, November 1992

Publication: “Toxic Torts and Strict Liability,” Houston Bar Journal, July-August 1992

Publication: “The Amorphous Jones Act Seaman,” Houston Bar Journal, January 1988

Publication: “Seller’s Damages Under the UCC: Refinement by Nobs Chemical,” 21 South Texas Law Journal 249

Publication: “Article 5236f: An Interpretation of the New Texas Landlord and Tenant Act,” 20 South Texas Law Journal 343