Donations Needed for HAY Center Foster Youth Holiday Party
The HBA's HAY Center Committee will sponsor a holiday party for HAY Center foster youth on Thursday, December 13. The HAY Center serves current foster youth and alumni ages 16 – 25 in transitioning from foster care to independent living. The holiday season can be an especially difficult time for these youth, who lack traditional family and social supports. With your help, we hope to again provide a festive party and gifts for the HAY Center youth and their young children. There are several ways you can help:
purchasing small gift items for stuffing stockings; cash donations to purchase door prizes for the event; or new, unwrapped toys for children ages 6 months-7 years. Donations may be delivered to the HBA, 1001 Fannin, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 77002 or street-level delivery is available at the loading dock on San Jacinto. Checks should be made payable to the Houston Bar Foundation. Please contact Joy Sanders at email@example.com
HBA Animal Law Section Seminar, December 6
The HBA Animal Law Section will present "Lawyers to the Rescue: Part Deux" on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at South Texas College of Law, Garrett-Townes Auditorium, 1303 San Jacinto. The seminar will address common legal issues facing small and medium-sized non-profit animal rescue/welfare organizations. Issues addressed will benefit attorneys who perform legal services for these organizations as well as the non-attorney rescue/welfare employee or volunteer. Please click here
for the registration form and detailed agenda.
Lunch & Learn CLE Series on December 12
The HBA/CLE Committee invites HBA members to participate in one of the HBA's newest CLE offerings, Lunch & Learn. There is no charge to attend and members may bring a bag lunch or purchase pizza for $5. It is only open to the first 20 HBA members who RSVP. Click here
for more information. The program will be at noon on Wednesday, December 12, with Cheryl H. Diggs, Diggs Law Firm, presenting "Criminal Law 101 - What Every Civil Lawyer Needs to Know About Criminal Law" Please email Lucy Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve a spot.
Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee Tryouts on December 12
HBA's Lawyers for Literacy Committee will hold a "Spell-off" on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the HBA office, 1001 Fannin, Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77002. The Spell-off will select a team and an alternate to compete in the Houston Center for Literacy's Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee, which is scheduled for January 17 at the Julia Ideson Library. HBA teams have won the Spelling Bee title six times and tied for first place twice in the last nine years. If you would like to compete for a spot on the HBA team, please contact Claire Nelson at 713-759-1133 or email@example.com
Tree Planting Event in January at the Houston Arboretum
The HBA's Lawyers against Waste Committee is sponsoring a fund drive and special event to purchase and plant 1,000 trees at the Houston Arboretum. The HBA will work in conjunction with Trees for Houston to replace trees killed in last year's drought. HBA members can purchase a tree or multiple trees for $10 each. Approximately 250 volunteers will be needed for a special event to plant the trees at the Houston Arboretum on Saturday, January 26, 2013. A special event for children is planned. Donations to purchase trees should be made payable to the Houston Bar Foundation and sent to 1001 Fannin St., Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77002. Click here
to register to volunteer through the Houston Arboretum's website. Please use password: HBA1000. Click here
for the donation form.
Theatre Under the Stars Offers 20% Discount
HBA members can receive a 20% discount to the 2012-2013 lineup of Theatre Under the Stars programs. Offer is good through December 23. Use promotional code 'HBA' to access discounted tickets. Click here
for more information about upcoming shows, available dates and ordering information.