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Scott Hulse Law Firm

ScottHulse’s Survival Guide

Get expert advice on how to adapt to the ever-changing labor and employment minefield, with precision. This high-level, interactive seminar is designed for human resource professionals, managers, supervisors, executives, business owners, and in-house legal counsel. It covers the latest updates on legal and regulatory issues and day-to-day managerial challenges that affect businesses of all sizes, in an entertaining and light-hearted manner.

This is the Firm's 14th year of presenting the seminar because employers in the Borderplex need an affordable, but high-level, seminar to help navigate the ever-changing legal landscape of workplace laws.

In the midst of a worldwide pandemic with variants that continue to wreak havoc in the workplace, and have resulted in robust governmental involvement, it is even more critical for employers to keep abreast of significant changes. It truly is survival of the fittest for employers these days and our team is here with a Survival Guide for Workplace Warriors.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Join us in person at the Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel or virtually via Whova.

Updating Your Case Law and Legislative Survival Kit

Examine employment-related developments under both Texas and Federal law, including a discussion of significant legislative changes.

Preparing a Tactical Backpack for Survival of Leave Issues

Build your kit with expert tips to survive (and thrive) in the jungle of workplace leave laws, while building a new work world facing the impact of the pandemic.


Navigating Through A Hybrid Workplace

Learn to navigate the booby-trap-infested jungles of the Hybrid Workplace during and post-COVID. What will remain? What must change? And what pitfalls will get you bitten by a snake? This presentation will discuss remote/hybrid work policies, confidentiality issues, home office set-ups, and wage/hour issues.

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Survival of the Fittest I-9 Preparers

Pushing through I-9 barriers to successfully prepare I-9 forms and survive ICE audits.


Updating Your DEI Survival Guides

Understand and discuss the importance of having, maintaining, and updating your workplace survival guides (Workplace Policies, Trainings, and Employee Handbooks) when it comes to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and related issues.


A Fight for Your Life(lihood)

An in-depth look into non-competition and non-solicitation agreements in Texas and New Mexico.

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Registration Includes

  • In-person or Virtual Full-Day Seminar
  • Seminar Reference Material (Hard-copy for onsite attendees)
  • HR, CLE, and CPE Credits Pending (no prerequisites needed to attend the seminar)
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Swag Bag for onsite attendees
  • Continental Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, and Snacks for onsite attendees
  • Many chances to win prizes all day


In-Person Admission is limited to 150 attendees!

$160 Early Bird Registration - In-person Admission

$140 Early Bird Registration - Virtual Admission

$210 Regular Registration - In-person Admission

$170 Regular Registration - Virtual Admission

Health and Safety Protocols

Your health and safety are important to us and that is why this year, we are requiring onsite attendees:

  • To be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before arriving onsite and
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the venue.

You Can Expect:

  • Distanced seating
  • Widespread availability of hand sanitizer and masks
  • Boxed lunch



Rosemary M. Marin

Rosemary is a shareholder, a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors, and Chair of the Labor and Employment Section. She is board-certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She has recently been recognized as a “2021 Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, and included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ® by BL Rankings. She was also named a “Woman of Impact” by El Paso, Inc. for her volunteer work in the community.


M. Blake Downey

Blake is a shareholder and practices in the ScottHulse litigation section, focusing largely on labor and employment, complex commercial litigation, shareholder rights, and business disputes. He has extensive experience providing day-to-day employment advice to employers and regularly works with employers to tackle complex audits, investigations, and terminations. He has been selected to the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Texas Rising Star lists by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuter's business.


Susanna Visconti

Susanna is a shareholder who focuses her practice in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and St. Mary’s Law School. She is a member of the El Paso Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She serves as the local liaison between AILA attorneys and USCIS Customs and Border Protection. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.


James M.H.

James is a shareholder and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, and labor and employment law, as well as bankruptcy and restructuring, appeals, and construction law. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University Of Texas School of Law. He is a graduate of the Greater Chamber of Commerce's Leadership El Paso Class XXXVII and is on two boards for Leadership El Paso. He is also Board Chair for Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach.




Andrea is a shareholder whose practice focuses on business, immigration, and U.S./Mexico cross-border business, as well as corporate and healthcare law. Prior to joining ScottHulse, she earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, summa cum laude, from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She assists businesses to obtain various work visas for employees hired to work in the U.S. and actively leads internal and external audits of immigration and other documents, such as I-9s.


Stephen Venzor

Stephen is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on general commercial litigation and labor and employment law. Stephen earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he was elected to the Board of Barristers. He was a judicial intern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert F. Castaneda at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Desire Duarte



Desiree Duarte is an associate attorney at ScottHulse whose practice focuses on litigation and general labor and employment law. Desiree earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin with Pro Bono Honors. Desiree clerked for the Honorable Miguel Torres at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. She is also a graduate of the UTEP Law School Preparation Institute.

Tomas Porras-Acosta

Tomas Porras-Acosta

Tomas is an associate attorney at ScottHulse whose practice focuses on litigation and general labor and employment law. Tomas earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Michigan State University and was a judicial intern to the Honorable Anne T. Berton and the Honorable Robert F. Castaneda of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. He is also a graduate of the UTEP Law School Preparation Institute.

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The portfolio of our El Paso and San Antonio, Texas and Las Cruces,
New Mexico attorneys encompasses:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Construction law
  • Corporate and Business law
  • Estate Planning
  • Government and Education law
  • Healthcare law
  • Immigration & Nationality law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business & Trade law
  • Labor and Employment law
  • Manufacturing/Maquiladoras
  • Mexico Energy
  • Probate and Asset Protection
  • Real Estate
  • Tax law
  • Trial and Appellate

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