Harris County Law Library Open House Cancelled
The Harris County Law Library's open house originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, has been cancelled until further notice. Please check next week's e-Bulletin for information on a rescheduled date.
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.
Java with the Judges, February 26
HBA members are invited to one of the association's newest CLE programs, "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 next program will be Tuesday, February 26 at 8 a.m. with Judge David Farr, 312th District Court, speaking. Coffee and donuts will be provided. 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 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
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.
Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards Nominations, Due March 1
Earn the recognition you deserve by nominating your firm or yourself for the annual Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards. The deadline is March 1, 2013. Selected by a committee of Harris County judges and attorneys, the awards recognize outstanding pro bono work performed through legal service providers during 2012. Read More
. Nomination 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.