Juvenile Division Chief of Harris County PD’s Office to Speak at University of Houston Thursday

Please join the University of Houston Law Center’s
Center for Children, Law & Policy, Stduent Bar Association, Health Law Organization, and Family Law Organization for:

Open for Business: A Discussion about the New Harris County Public Defender’s Office


Steven Halpert
Juvenile Division Chief of the Harris County Public Defender’s Office

Thursday, March 1 @ 12PM in 240 BLB

The new office, while only around one year old, has already made a major impact in Harris County.

We will discuss the new office’s role, careers as a public defender and criminal defense attorney, the future of the office, opportunities for students, and how Mr. Halpert’s work affects at-risk youth. There will also be an opportunity for questions.

Food and drinks will be served to the first 40 University of Houston Law Center Students

Alex Hunt

About Alex Hunt

Alex Hunt is a former Yale & Irene Rosenberg Graduate Fellow at the Center for Children, Law & Policy. Alex graduated from the University of Texas in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in government. Before entering law school, he taught middle school math at YES Prep Southwest in Houston with Teach For America. In 2010, he received New Leaders' EPIC Spotlight Teacher Award, a national award for teachers with outstanding student growth. Alex graduated cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center in May 2013. During law school, Alex was Casenotes & Comments Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law, interned for both state and federal judges, and served as Vice President of the Health Law Organization (HLO). In addition, Alex has received the Irving J. Weiner Memorial Scholarship Award (for a year of outstanding work in the UH Law Center Legal Clinic), the Napoleon Beazley Defender Award (for outstanding work on behalf of children), the Ann Dinsmore Forman Memorial Child Advocacy Award, the Mont P. Hoyt Memorial Writing Award for an Outstanding Comment on a Topic in International Law, and he was a finalist for Texas Access to Justice's Law Student Pro Bono Award. Alex is currently in private family law practice with the Hunt Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Katy, Texas.

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