HBF Annual Luncheon, February 7 - Tickets Now Available
The Houston Bar Foundation has scheduled its annual luncheon for Thursday, February 7, 2013 at The Four Seasons Hotel. Glenn A. Ballard, Jr. of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP will become the 2013 chair of the Foundation, succeeding Robert J. McAughan. The keynote speaker will be Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York and Partner of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. Click here
for the ticket order form. The deadline to purchase tickets is February 4. No tickets are sold at the door.
Next Lunch & Learn Program "iPad and your Law Practice" on January 9 at HBA Office
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. Click here
for more information on the program. The next available program will be at noon on Wednesday, January 9 with Robin Barry, Flowers and Barry Law Firm presenting "iPad and your Law Practice."
Please email Lucy Fisher Cain at email@example.com
to reserve a spot.
Java with the Judges, January 22
The HBA's CLE Committee is excited to announce the creation of a new CLE program, "Java with the Judges," on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Civil Courthouse Attorneys' Ready Room, 201 Caroline Street, located on the 8th floor. The goal of the program is to provide a setting that allows members of the judiciary and HBA members to meet and discuss legal issues while earning .50 MCLE credit. The kick-off program will be Tuesday, January 22 at 8 a.m. with Judge Robert Schaffer, 152nd District Court, as speaker. Coffee and donuts will be provided. The program is free for HBA members and no pre-registration is needed.
If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Fisher Cain at 713-759-1133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Newly Licensed Attorney? Attend the HBA's Free Seminar for New Licensees, January 24
HBA members licensed two years or less can attend the New Licensee Institute for free on Thursday, January 24, from 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. HBA members licensed over two years may attend for $25. Click here
for the agenda, registration form and more information. Contact Lucy Fisher Cain at 713-759-1133 or email@example.com
"Crimes Against Humanity" Topic of Law & the Media Program on February 2
The HBA's 27th Law & the Media program will examine "Crimes Against Humanity: Science, Smugglers and Survivors." This year's two-theme, two-panel seminar includes journalists, attorneys and newsmakers at the intersection of two of Houston's most challenging legal and societal issues: forensic science and exoneration controversies and the epidemic of human trafficking. The program will be held at South Texas College of Law, 1303 San Jacinto, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Attorneys pay $50 for 3.0 hours CLE credit, including 1.0 hours ethics credit. Members of the media, law students and journalism students can attend at no cost. Click here
for the registration form and agenda. Contact Tara Shockley at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Consider Donating this New Year to a Great Cause for a Better Community:
•The 16th annual HBF/HBA construction fund drive for a 16th Habitat for Humanity
•Help fight Hunger in Houston by contributing to the Souper Bowl of Caring. Each of these causes are supported by the HBA and will benefit Houston in 2013. Click here to learn more about each of the events above and what you can do to help
Upcoming Judicial Investiture
- The Hon. Renee Magee will be sworn in as Judge of the 337th Criminal District Court at noon in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Criminal Justice Center, 1201 Franklin, 20th Floor.
All friends, colleagues and members of the judiciary are invited to attend.
The 2013 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee, January 17
The 2013 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee benefits the Houston Center for Literacy, which supports literacy organizations and programs throughout the greater Houston area. The HBA has fielded a team in 17 previous spelling bees, winning nine first place titles. Please help support literacy efforts by purchasing a table and fielding a team for the 2013 event. The spelling bee begins with cocktails in the breathtaking atrium of the newly renovated Julia Ideson Library, and will be followed by a seated dinner catered by Jackson & Company in the magnificent reading room and Tudor Gallery. The Spelling Bee will take place immediately after dinner in the library's auditorium, where teams (comprised of two adults from various organizations) will compete until one becomes V-I-C-T-O-R-I-O-U-S. With each table purchase, you may field a team of two in the Bee, so we hope you will join us for this fun and unique event. Click here
for more information. Contact Annie Eifler at 713-640-8202 or email@example.com