Consider Donating this Holiday Season to the HBA's 16th Habitat Home
The HBF/HBA annual construction fund drive for a 16th Habitat for Humanity house will run through January 31, 2013. Donations can be made online at www.houstonhabitat.org. Click the "Donate" link on the left and choose "Houston Bar Association 2013 Home Build" as the recipient under "Donation Details." To donate by check, make checks payable to the Houston Bar Foundation and send to the Foundation at 1001 Fannin, Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77002. For more information, contact Claire Nelson at 713-759-1133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Souper Bowl of Caring and Fight Hunger
The HBA will partner with the Souper Bowl of Caring this year by sponsoring a donation drive now through January 16, 2013, and hosting a day of service event at the Houston Food Bank on January 19. The Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement to fight hunger and poverty in local communities centered around the time leading up to the NFL's Super Bowl Sunday. 100% of donations from HBA's drive will go to the Houston Food Bank, where just $1 buys three meals. Click here
to learn how to make a donation to the drive or volunteer for the January 19 event.
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. 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.
Judicial Portrait Unveiling
A portrait of the Hon. Jaqueline Lucci Smith will be unveiled in a ceremony from noon - 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, recognizing her service on the Harris County Civil Court at Law #2. The ceremony will be held in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Civil Courthouse, 201 Caroline, 17th Floor. Lunch will be served. All friends, colleagues and members of the judiciary are invited to attend.
LegalLine Volunteers Needed on January 2
LegalLine volunteers are needed for both shifts on Wednesday, January 2. Shifts are from 4:45 - 7:00 p.m. and 6:45 - 9:00 p.m. Email Lucy Fisher at email@example.com
to volunteer or for more information.
Newly Licensed Attorney? Attend the HBA's New Licensee Institute for Free, January 24
Newly licensed Attorneys 2 years or less can attend the New Licensee Institute for free on Thursday, January 24
, form 12:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza, 1201 Congress. The program has 2.5 hours MCLE credit, including .25 hours ethics credit. Pre-registration required for materials. Attorneys licensed two years or less must be HBA members to attend for free. HBA members licensed over two years can attend for $25. Click here
for the agenda, registration form and more information. Contact Lucy Fisher Cain at 713-759-1133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HBA Member Discounts
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.
Lock in 2012 GlobalFit gym rates and start your 2013 resolutions early! Join GlobalFit in December and get three great savings for the new year. Click here
for more information and the discount code.