Black History Month Celebration, February 8
The Harris County District Courts will host the annual celebration of Black History Month on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Court of Appeals at the 1910 Courthouse, 301 Fannin. Harris County Judges and officials will present significant cases from the county's case files and the District Clerk's Choir will perform. The event is open to the public.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
HAY Center Ready Room Drive, February 18-22
The Houston Bar Association's HAY Center Committee will collect gently used or new household items for residents aging out of foster care to prepare to live on their own. Any donations are greatly appreciated.
Donation drop-off dates are February 18 - 22, 2013, between: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations should be delivered to XXII Twenty Two Global Transport, LP, 1110 Henderson Street, Houston, Texas 77007. Please contact Barry Baumgarten at Baumgartenlaw@gmail.com
or 713-247-9500 or Julie Countiss at Countiss@berryfirm.com
or 713-353-4716 with any questions. Click here
for a list of suggested donations.
HBA/CLE Guardianship Ad Litem in Probate Court Institute, February 28
The HBA/CLE Guardianship Ad Litem in Probate Court Institute will be held Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 12:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Harris County Jury Assembly Room, 1201 Congress. Click here
for the agenda and registration form.
Law Week Poster, Essay and Photography Contests for Students, Due by March 8
In recognition of Law Day, the Houston Bar Association is sponsoring a Poster contest for elementary and middle school students; and an Essay and Photography contest for high school students, as well as Poster and Photography contests for Special Needs students. The theme for this year is "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All." The theme provides an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact that it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. Please pass along the information to any Houston-area students that might be interested. Prizes are awarded. Entries are due by March 8, 2013. Click here
for Essay, Poster and Photography contest rules. Click here
for Special Needs Poster and Photography contest rules.
28th John J. Eikenburg 8K Fun Run, March 23 - Online Registration Available Now
The HBA's 28th Annual John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the Central Library Plaza, 500 McKinney, Downtown Houston. Please visit the Fun Run website, www.lawweekfunrun.com
, to register for the race! Over the past 27 years, the event has raised over $1 Million for THE CENTER. The event features an 8K run, a one-mile non-competitive children's run, a non-competitive one-mile family walk, and a wheelchair division in the 8K. The 8K race is an official spring series race of the Houston Area Road Runners Association, and is a sanctioned U.S.A. Track and Field event.