The Houston Bar Association provides many services for the public. For information, please follow the links below.
2013 Judicial Evaluation Results
In odd-numbered years, the Houston Bar Association asks members to evaluate elected and appointed judges on a number of professional and ethical criteria, based on personal, firsthand experience. Believing that the quality of the judiciary is of crucial importance to the legal community and the community at large, the HBA has conducted judicial polls since the early 1970s. The HBA also conducts a Judicial Candidate Qualification Poll and a Judicial Preference Poll in election years. View the results of the 2013 Judicial Evaluation.
Public Information Brochure
Each year, the HBA publishes a brochure for the public that provides information and phone numbers for the association’s many community and legal services programs, in an effort to get the word out about the many types of help available through HBA programs. The brochures are widely distributed at forums such as the Houston Public Library, the Law Day Naturalization Ceremony, the People’s Law School, the Harris County Jury Assembly Room, churches, social service agencies, and other groups. More than 51,000 copies were distributed during the past year to more than 80 groups.Public Information Brochure (PDF)
Veterans Legal Initiative – Free Legal Help
The Veterans Legal Initiative (VLI) serves those who served us by providing pro bono legal advice and legal representation for qualifying veterans in a 17-county area. Find out about free legal clinics.