The Houston Bar Association won awards at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting on June 21, including a Star of Achievement for Project TRAIN, and Best Publication by a Large Bar Association for The Houston Lawyer. HBA member Keri Brown of Baker Botts L.L.P. received the 2018 Pro Bono Coordinator Award, and Ann Berkowitz of Winston & Strawn LLP won the first-ever Pro Bono Support Staff Award.
Congratulations to these wonderful programs and professionals!

The HBA celebrates 100 Club members LeClairRyan and Yetter Coleman LLP!
Click here to learn more about the 100 Club!

The HBA’s Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee hosted the 20th Summer Associate Luncheon on June 7. Moderator Rehan Alimohammad and panelists Vijay D’Cruz, Hon. Debra Mayfield and Jarvis Hollingsworth discussed cultivating growth through diversity, at an event with 255 guests. Congratulations to all of the 1L students from Houston’s law schools who were hired as clerks this summer (above), and thank you to the firms, courts and legal departments that hired interns.

Warren W. Harris took office as the 2018-2019 president of the Houston Bar Association at the HBA Annual Dinner on May 17. From left: Warren Harris, Lauren Harris, Wendy Dawson and Alistair Dawson, 2017-2018 HBA president.

The Houston Bar Association announced the Honorable Eugene A. Cook as the inaugural recipient of the Justice Eugene A. Cook Professionalism Award, established by the HBA Board to recognize a lawyer or judge who exemplifies the highest level of legal ethics and a lifetime of professionalism.
Accepting the award at the HBA Annual Dinner on behalf of Justice Cook, who was unable to attend, were Warren Harris, 2018-2019 HBA President; the Hon. Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court; the Hon. Jeff Brown, Texas Supreme Court Justice; and Fred Hagans, Co-chair of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee that developed the Texas Lawyer’s Creed.

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Thu 28

Law Section: Oil, Gas & Mineral Law
Legal Ethics: Some of This and Some of That

June 28 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fri 29

HBA Seminars
Car Wreck Trials: Voir Dire in 30 Minutes or Less

June 29 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM