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HBA Recognized by State Bar of Texas for Outstanding Programs

The Houston Bar Association (HBA) was recognized by the State Bar of Texas with the Award of Merit for outstanding overall programming and projects by a bar association. Laura Gibson, 2015-2016 HBA president, accepted the award June 16th at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Fort Worth. The HBA also received the Outstanding Partnership Award for its Juvenile Records Sealing Project, which pairs lawyers with young adults to help them get juvenile criminal records sealed […]

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Email Scam Targets Attorneys

From the State Bar of Texas Blog: State Bars across the country are receiving reports of an email scam targeting attorneys using false notifications of disciplinary actions. So far attorneys in Alabama, California, Nevada, Georgia, and Florida have reported receiving emails that pose as a disciplinary notice from their state bar. In the emails, the lawyer is instructed to click on a link to view the complaint, which loads a malicious software called ransomware that […]

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Hurricane Preparedness

We are now facing another hurricane season, and the Houston Bar Association is providing the following information for disaster preparation and recovery. The information is designed to protect your law office, home, employees and self, and to address issues associated with each. While many firms already have disaster plans in place, we hope the resource links below provide you with quick access to information you need as you prepare or recover. American Bar Association Disaster […]

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HELP FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY FLOODING

If you or someone you know needs help because of flooding, the HBA’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers has resources and legal clinics that can assist you. Click here for resources. The State Bar of Texas offers a legal hotline — (800) 504-7030 — to help connect people with local legal aid providers following disasters such as the current flooding in southeast Texas.

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Neil Kelly New President of HBA

Neil D. Kelly, a partner at Andrews Kurth LLP, is the new president of the Houston Bar Association (HBA), succeeding Laura Gibson of Dentons US LLP. Other new HBA officers are Alistair B. Dawson of Beck Redden LLP, president-elect; Benny Agosto, Jr. of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, first vice president; Bill Kroger of Baker Botts L.L.P., second vice president; Todd M. Frankfort of Flowers & Frankfort, secretary; and Warren W. Harris of […]

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HBA Fun Run Results

Click here to see HBA Fun Run results.

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Pre-Order the 2016 Pictorial Roster

The 2016 HBA Pictorial Roster will be out in late March. Click here to pre-order a copy.The Pictorial Roster is a unique benefit of the HBA membership and a valuable reference book containing photographs, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of HBA members.

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31st HBA John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run

Support the work of The Center by underwriting the 31st HBA John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run, set for March 12, 2016. The Center is a non-profit agency that provides opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential. Underwriting commitments must be made by January 11, 2016 to be included on the race cards and t-shirts. Make checks payable to the Houston Bar Foundation and send to HBA, 1111 Bagby, FLB […]

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Results of HBA 2016 Judicial Candidate Qualification Questionnaire

The Houston Bar Association has released the results of its 2016 Judicial Candidate Qualification Questionnaire. The results of the Judicial Candidate Qualification Questionnaire are not an endorsement by the Houston Bar Association. Click here for the news release. Click here for the results.

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2015 Harvest Celebration

Thanks to all who supported the 66th Harvest Celebration! The event raised $732,470 in underwriting for the Houston Bar Foundation, supporting the crucial pro bono efforts of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers. HVL sows seeds of hope by helping the poor and “working poor,” those who have jobs and are raising families, but who cannot afford help for legal problems that could arise in anyone’s life, at any time. HVL handles civil, non-fee generating cases including […]

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