Law Week

HBA Law Week Committee logoThis committee plans and implements a comprehensive program of activities in commemoration of Law Day, May 1, a national holiday set aside to recognize the importance of law in our society. Programs include readings at Harris County elementary schools for Law Week and Constitution Day, poster and essay contests, and a dialogue program for high schools.

2021 Law Day theme logo

The 2021 Law Day Theme is "Advancing the Rule of Law Now."

Find Law Day contest winners and related events at


High school special needs students and teachers: enjoy this virtual guardianship presentation with the justices from the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals. Click here for special needs legal resources.


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Judge Lesley Briones, attorney Zachary Caballero, and law student Darian Hannah gave a virtual presentation on the 2020 Law Day theme "Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100" for a local high school.

Thank you to this year's Law Week Dialogue volunteers!

Judge Lesley Briones
Judge Tanya Garrison
Judge Angela Graves-Harrington
Judge Jim F. Kovach
Judge LaShawn Williams
Judge Jerry Zimmerer

Zachary Caballero
Joanetta Fields van Rijn
Victoria Gipson
Elizabeth Lockett
Michele Oncken
Shannon Quadros

Law students
Taviea Carey
Darian Hannah
Joe Holloway
Chelsea Klumpp
Morgan Latin
Mason Malone


Check out the Law Week Committee's "Election Law" webinar from October 1, featuring Special Assistant County Attorney Douglas Ray.
HBA members can watch this for 1 hour of MCLE credit at


Click here to watch an online reading with 2019-2020 HBA President Benny Agosto, Jr.


2020-2021 Co-Chairs:

Joe Lawson, Harris County Law Library
Karen Lukin, Attorney at Law
Charles Shaw, Harris County District Attorney’s Office

For more information on this committee, contact Bonnie Simmons at or (713) 759-1133.