"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 who pre-register pay $50 for 3.0 hours CLE credit, including 1.0 hour 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 email@example.com
for more information.
Earn 6 Hours Ethics Credit on February 2, FREE!
The HBA's All Day Ethics program will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza, 1201 Congress. FREE for HBA members; $50 at the door for non-HBA members. The program has been approved for 6.0 hours ethics credit. No RSVP or registration is required. Contact Lucy Fisher Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 713-759-1133 if you have any questions. Street parking and open lots will be available. Click here
for the agenda.
Volunteers Still Needed for Arboretum Tree Planting
If you enjoyed spending a few hours at the beautiful Houston Arboretum and Nature Center on Saturday as part of the HBA's project to plant 1,100 trees, or if you were not able to make the January 26 planting, we still need you! There are more trees to plant and we are looking for additional volunteers to plant this Saturday, February 2, at the Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Drive. There are two shifts – 9:00 a.m. until Noon or 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. To volunteer, please download the waivers here
and bring them with you to the Arboretum on Saturday. RSVP by emailing the number of volunteers in your party, their names and the shift you would like to work to Lynne Hester at email@example.com
by noon on Friday, February 1, 2013.
TYLA Video "Slavery Out of the Shadows: Spotlight on Human Trafficking"
The Texas Young Lawyers Association presents "Slavery Out of the Shadows: Spotlight on Human Trafficking" video debut and CLE presentation on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 :00 p.m. at South Texas College of Law, 1303 San Jacinto. Lunch will be provided and seating is limited. There will be 1.0 hour MCLE credit. Please RSVP by January 29 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here
for more information.
Consumer Pro Bono Under the Bankruptcy Code - Free HVL Seminar, Feb. 8
Houston Volunteer Lawyers is sponsoring a free bankruptcy seminar for attendees who agree to take one chapter 7 case. "Consumer Pro Bono Under the Bankruptcy Code" will be held on Friday, February 8, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at the Jury Assembly Room, U.S. Courthouse, 515 Rusk Ave., Houston, 77002 and has been approved for 4.0 hours MCLE, including 1.0 hour ethics credit. Contact Marisa Flores at 713-275-0140 or email@example.com
to register. Volunteers will be able to choose a case at the seminar. Attorneys may attend for $100 if not accepting a case. Click here
for more information and seminar agenda.
Lunch & Learn CLE Series, February 13
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, February 13 with Bernardo Garcia presenting "Ad Valorem - Understanding the Harris County Appraisal District."
Please email Lucy Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve a spot.
Harris County Law Library Open House, Feb. 13
The Harris County Law Library will have an open house on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The library is located at 1019 Congress. All attorneys and members of the judiciary are invited to attend.
Donate to Help Build the HBA's 16th Habitat Home through February 15
The HBF/HBA annual construction fund drive for a 16th Habitat for Humanity house will run through February 15, 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 email@example.com