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March Legal Hour and Luncheon

  • 21 Mar 2019
  • 10:15 AM
  • Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth
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March Legal Hour and Luncheon

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Legal Hour

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Francisco Hernandez
Immigrant Labor:  The Ultimate Human Resource

This more-controversial-than-ever political issue is also an economic and Human Resources issue. Amidst the highly-debated Trump administration’s proposed wall, the recent government shutdown, heightened law enforcement and long-simmering unrest surrounding immigration issues, supply and demand ultimately dictates whether human beings will risk their lives to find work. Not only does this create staffing challenges in today’s low unemployment environment, it also creates legal challenges that HR professionals must be aware of and deal with on a daily basis. Join Fort Worth immigration attorney Francisco Hernandez as he addresses these topics, and the fact that no one is more against illegal immigration than undocumented immigrants.

Speaker Bio: 

Francisco Hernandez is a Criminal Law Specialist Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Francisco is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition to running his law firm since 1994, Francisco has served as Chairman of DFW International Airport, the Texas Ethics Commission, as a Municipal Judge and prior to establishing his own firm, he served in the Texas State Capitol as special legislative counsel for two State Senators. He was an in-house legislative attorney for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as well as a Staff attorney for a large metropolitan law firm. Early in his career, Francisco worked in the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice, and for Skadden Arps, a multi-national law firm in Washington, D.C.He is admitted to practice in Texas, the United States Supreme Court and the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Francisco received his Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. and his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Francisco has authored several legal articles and presented seminars in the U.S. and Mexico and is a regular political commentator for FOX News. A few of the honors he’s received include being named “Man of the Year” by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “Outstanding Young Leader” by the Jr. Chamber of Commerce, one of “40 Under 40″ by the Fort Worth Business Press, and “Power Attorney of the Year” by the Fort Worth Business Press. 

Francisco’s mission statement:  The Passionate Representation of the Immigrant Population.


11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Speaker: Clint Reese
Topic: Emotional Intelligence

In the last two decades, there has been a wealth of research on emotional intelligence.  This research documents that people who are emotionally intelligent tend to be better leaders, are more productive, earn more money, communicate better, handle change better, work well as a team and handle stress better than those who lack these skills. According to Daniel Goleman, one’s Emotional Quotient (EQ) is the foundation for many critical skills, is the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence, and the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace.  Very importantly, skills and behaviors to increase Emotional Intelligence can be learned. Goleman notes that anger, anxiety, and loneliness can be toxic and only a third of people can accurately identify their emotions as they occur.  Self-awareness is a key factor in increased EQ!

Dr. Travis Bradberry expounded on Goleman’s research and developed the ‘Emotional Intelligence Appraisal’ for his book, “Emotional Intelligence 2.0”. In this book, Dr. Bradberry outlines the 4 tenants of Emotional Intelligence as well as providing a myriad of activities capable of enhancing skills in each of the 4 tenants.

This training/presentation will provide the basic understanding of the neuroscience behind EQ, the bridge between our emotional and rational minds as well as provide a few of the more easily mastered enhancement skills for participants to take home and start increasing their own EQ.

Finally, there is a critical skill that encapsulates all of EQ and the way we should approach all situations with all people from all walks of life; empathy. To act and lead with empathy is the way to make real meaningful changes in your life as well as in business.

Participants will:

  • Understand the basic science of what EQ is and how it relates to the ‘whole person’
  • Gain knowledge of the 4 tenants of EQ
  • Learn skills and techniques to improve levels of EQ
  • Uncover the value of empathy in interpersonal relationships and communication
  • Discover what skills to identify and promote within an organization

Speaker Bio: 

Clint Reese is an entrepreneur, Professional Development Trainer, Keynote Speaker, author, stand-up comedian, husband, and father of two young children. Clint’s first job was at the age of 14, and in the past 20 years he has been a dishwasher, managed multi-million dollar producing teams of consultants, and just about everything in between. His experience crosses a myriad of industries, and he’s identified two key components that are make or break in regards to businesses’ long-term success; the culture created inside the business and the way the business treats its customers. Clint possesses expertise in training on Emotional Intelligence, Generations in the Workplace, Communication, Team Building, Leadership, Conflict Management, and many more.

Entree:  Ridglea Chicken Salad Croissant served with Seasonal Fruit Salad and Club-made Chips
Banana and salted caramel custard cake 
Also provided:  Rolls, butter, ice tea, coffee

Dietary RestrictionsVegan meals will be provided for vegetarian, gluten-free and food allergy requests.

Meeting Location:

Ridglea Country Club
3700 Bernie Anderson Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76116

Reservations / Cancellations

All registrations must be received before close of business on the Monday prior to the event.  Thereafter, a limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Please understand that you cannot be guarantee seat at the meeting if you do not register by the Monday preceding the event. If you can't make the event, please let us know 72 hours beforehand by sending an email to info@fwhr.org, so that we can cancel your registration. Otherwise, we will bill you for the reservation (we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows).

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