The Houston Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Department provides quality legal education programs for attorneys in Houston and surrounding counties.

For more information, call Ashley Steininger at 713-759-1133.


HBA/CLE Seminars are held on Thursday mornings in the West Loop area and on Friday afternoons in the Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza. Each seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit, and many also have ethics credit. These seminars are free to HBA members and provide over 50 hours of MCLE credit at no cost each year. Written materials are available for $15. Non-members may attend for $50, including written materials. Click here to view upcoming HBA seminars, or see the HBA Calendar. No pre-registration is required.

Thursday mornings
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Marathon Oil Tower
5555 San Felipe

Friday afternoons
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza
1201 Congress

The HBA/CLE Department makes written materials available after many of its seminars and institutes. If you would like to purchase written materials, please contact the CLE Department at 713-759-1133 or email Ashley Steininger. Written materials will be charged an 8.25% sales tax.

Saturday Ethics Program

2016 HBA Fall Saturday Ethics Program

Heritage Plaza, 1111 Bagby, 1st floor
(Enter on Dallas side)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Free to all HBA members; $100 for non-HBA members

If you have any questions, please contact the HBA Office at 713-759-1133.
Street (NOT FREE) Parking and valet parking available at the Double Tree Hotel as well as parking at the Clay Heritage Parking Garage.

Click here to see agenda.

Online Videos

The HBA presents free CLE programming for members only. Upon clicking on the video links below, you will be prompted to login using your HBA account information. You can also create an account on that same page. Watch for more free, members-only CLE videos throughout the year.

Click here to start watching at your convenience.

2016 Lunch & Learn Programs

The Lunch & Learn Programs are brown bag lunches.

Check back for dates for upcoming programs.


The HBA/CLE Committee presents full-day and half-day institutes on a variety of topics each year. Institutes are approved for MCLE hours and most include ethics hours. For information on upcoming institutes, call Ashley Steininger at 713-759-1133.

Bench Bar

Watch for more information about our upcoming Bench Bar Conference.


Attorneys who would like to earn a certificate in Guardianship Ad Litem in the Probate Courts can watch a video in the HBA office.

Effective September 1, 2015, new legislation now requires a 4-hour certification course for attorneys who want to serve as guardian ad litems in the probate courts. Attorneys applicants of guardianship must also be certified. One hour of the certification course must be on alternatives to guardianship. The HBA is now offering a video of its “2015 Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts Institute,” which meets certification requirements. The cost to watch the video is $70 for HBA members; $140 for non-members. To schedule an appointment in the HBA office, contact Ashley Steininger at 713-759-1133.