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Houston Public Media: HBA Helping Veterans

A recent story in the Washington Post said that a primary cause of homelessness and other serious issues for veterans was lack of access to legal services. We forwarded that story to some of the local news editors and let them know that we have a program that is helping to combat that in Houston. Here is a link to the story: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/…/houston-bar-associati…/ The work that you all support in our community really does change […]

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Vote for Alice and Raise the Bar: Low-income Seniors Have a Legal Champion!

Alice Adam of CenterPoint Energy is a finalist in the TexanPlus Champions Contest! If she wins, Alice has pledged the $25,000 grand prize to the Houston Bar Foundation to help Houston’s low-income seniors, veterans and the disabled through the annual Will-A-Thon, sponsored by the HBA and its Houston Volunteer Lawyers. We need your vote to help Alice win! From August 1 through September 16, you can vote once every 24 hours on every device for […]

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HBA Book Drive

HBA Book Drive SEPTEMBER 6 – SEPTEMBER 16 Donate new or gently used books for readers of all ages to the Fall Book Drive, sponsored by the HBA Lawyers for Literacy Committee. The Book Drive benefits local organizations including hospitals, shelters, literacy groups and social service agencies. It’s Easy to Get Involved! Click here for a flyer and confirmation form. Appoint an office coordinator and encourage your employees to donate books. Deliver donations to the […]

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Host a Disabled Veteran for Golf at September 27 Tournament!

The Houston Bar Association will join the Houston Young Lawyers Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in sponsoring its first golf tournament for disabled veterans in the Houston area. September 27, 2016 Cypresswood Tradition Golf Course Lunch 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 1:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards 6:00 p.m. We need attorneys to host veterans for a fun, relaxing day of golf to say “Thank you for your […]

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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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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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HBA Office

Houston Bar Association
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