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Posted on: Aug 3, 2021

Sixty-seven Houston law offices were the inaugural supporters of the Houston Bar Association’s 2021 Gender Fairness Commitment Statement. Originally drafted in 2006 and first revised in 2018 with a historical focus to advance women in the law, the current revised statement expands on previous versions to include gender diverse groups. It also broadens the language to better accommodate smaller firms, in-house legal departments, and other legal employers and removes a target date, allowing law offices to develop their own timeline for achieving measurable gender parity.

“We are proud that our members and member organizations are strongly supporting gender fairness in the legal environment,” said HBA President Jennifer Hasley.

The statement was developed by the association’s Gender Fairness Committee with input from the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the LGBTQ+ Committee and approved by the HBA Board of Directors. The statement is an opportunity for law firms, legal departments, and other institutions to pledge support for advancing gender equity in the legal profession.

Participants commit to address gender diversity in leadership positions with a material increase in representation by a target date set by the organization; implement objective, unbiased criteria and procedures for achieving equity and interrupting bias in recruitment, hiring, evaluation, assignment, retention, and promotion of attorneys into partner and/or leadership positions; and promote policies, practices, opportunities, transparency, and accountability to achieve gender equity.

Participants further pledge to obtain and act on feedback from employees and others regarding efforts to increase gender equity and equality; offer professional development opportunities that support gender equality for attorneys at all levels throughout their careers; identify and promote opportunities for gender diversity through leadership roles and advancement within the organization; and allow for flexible work arrangements that are an equitable option for all attorneys.

The following participants have demonstrated their commitment to the principles in the Houston Bar Association’s 2021 Gender Fairness Commitment Statement:

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner
Akerman LLP
Ajamie LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Donelson
BakerHostetler
Baker Wotring LLP
Berg & Androphy
Blank Rome LLP
Boulware & Valoir PLLC
BoyarMiller
Bracewell LLP
Cersonsky & McAnelly, P.C.
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, P.C.
Cozen O'Connor
Daniels & Tredennick, PLLC

Dentons US LLP
Fogler, Brar, O'Neil & Gray LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Germer PLLC
Gilbert Law Firm
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Harris County Attorney's Office
Harris County District Attorney's Office
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC
Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
KoonsFuller Houston
The Lanier Law Firm, PC

Latham & Watkins LLP
Liskow & Lewis
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Locke Lord LLP
LyondellBasell
Madan Law PLLC
Mayday Law Office PLLC
Mayer Brown LLP
McDowell Hetherington LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP
Patterson + Sheridan LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP
Porter Hedges LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Rapp & Krock, PC
Reed Smith LLP
Shell Oil Company
Shellist Lazarz Slobin
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Sorrels Law
Squire Patton Boggs
Susman Godfrey LLP
Texas Children's Hospital
Thompson & Horton LLP
Thompson Knight LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
White & Case LLP
Yetter Coleman LLP

Posted on: Aug 2, 2021

The Houston Bar Association has launched its monthly online Houston Bar Bulletin to serve members with timely, interactive communication about events and activities, CLE, sections, networking, professional development, volunteer opportunities, and other member benefits.

You will receive an email each month giving you a direct link to the newsletter. The Houston Bar Bulletin also will be posted on the homepage of the HBA website, and you can read the newsletter on your desktop or mobile devices.

Click here or below to read the August 2021 issue.

 

 

You will be able to print the Houston Bar Bulletin on your office or home printer, if you prefer a paper copy.

To zoom in on a page in the electronic reader, click on the magnifying glass icon in the toolbar above the page, or double-click anywhere on the page and use the + and – buttons in the bottom left corner to adjust zoom.

If you have questions about the Houston Bar Bulletin, please contact Associate Executive Director Tara Shockley, taras@hba.org, or Web Manager Carly Wood, carlyw@hba.org, or call (713) 759-1133. The deadline to submit information for next month’s Bulletin is Friday, August 20, 2021.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2021

The Houston Bar Association welcomed 2021-2022 President Jennifer A. Hasley of Hasley Scarano, L.L.P. and celebrated the accomplishments of 2020-2021 President Bill Kroger of Baker Botts L.L.P. at its Annual Dinner on July 15.

The association presented its two highest awards for professionalism, achievement, and leadership.

The Justice Eugene A. Cook Professionalism Award was presented to David J. Beck, founding partner of the law firm of Beck Redden LLP. The award’s namesake, Justice Cook, was a former HBA President and former Texas Supreme Court Justice who chaired the Committee on Professionalism that drafted the Texas Lawyer’s Creed.

Beck is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer who served as President of the State Bar of Texas, President of the American College of Trial Lawyers, President of the International Association of Defense Counsel, and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Center for American and International Law. He was appointed for a six-year term on the University of Texas System Board of Regents in 2015 and was named a “Distinguished Alumnus” by both UT-Austin and the UT Law School. He is a Life Member and Past President of the University of Texas Law School Foundation Board of Trustees and an adjunct professor at UT Law School.

The HBA presented the Justice Ruby Kless Sondock Award to Susan L. Bickley, a partner at Blank Rome LLP and current office chair for the firm’s Houston office. The award’s namesake, Justice Sondock, was a trailblazer for women in the law, the first woman to serve on the Texas Supreme Court and the first woman to serve as a District Judge in Harris County.

Bickley served as Chair of the Houston Bar Foundation during a difficult pandemic year in which the Foundation raised a record amount to support pro bono legal services through the HBA’s pro bono program, Houston Volunteer Lawyers. She served on the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee of the State Bar of Texas and on the Steering Committee for the United Way Women’s Initiative. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the UH Law Foundation and the Board of Directors of John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science.

Kroger presented Special Recognition Awards for exemplary service to the legal profession and the community to Dean Michael F. Barry of South Texas College of Law Houston, Dean Joan R.M. Bullock of Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and Dean Leonard M. Baynes of the University of Houston Law Center for leadership in legal education and community engagement.

Kroger awarded the inaugural Tara Shockley Award for Exemplary Service and Dedication to the HBA to the award’s namesake, Associate Executive Director Tara Shockley. She will retire in December after a 40-year career at the HBA. The award will be given on occasion to an HBA staff member who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the bar.

In addition, several HBA Committees and their co-chairs were recognized for outstanding achievements during 2020-2021:

Bench Bar Conference Committee
Rick Anderson, Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC
Hon. Julie Countiss, First Court of Appeals
Hon. Michael Gomez, 129th District Court
Jennifer A. Hasley, Hasley & Scarano, L.L.P.
The Hon. Lauren Reeder, 234th District Court

County Law Library Committee
Hon. Sonya Heath, 310th District Court
Hon. Sarah Beth Landau, First Court of Appeals
Maria Lowry, Law Office of Maria S. Lowry

Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Scott Ellis, Foley & Lardner LLP
Murtuza Hussain, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Jacquelyn Rex, Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.

Fun Run Committee
Brooksie Boutet, Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP
Amber Morrison, Laredo Energy
Cara Vasquez, DLA Piper LLP (US)

Gender Fairness Committee
Jason Beesinger, Joyce + McFarland LLP
Catherine Hounfodji, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Tiffany Larsen, Harris County District Attorney's Office

The Houston Lawyer Editorial Board
Anna Archer, Editor in Chief
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Implicit Bias Task Force
Mindy Davidson, Houston Bar Association
Hon. Genesis Draper, County Criminal Court at Law #12
Scott Ellis, Foley & Lardner LLP
Karen Hurwitz, Karen Hurwitz & Associates
Hon. Latosha Lewis Payne, 55th District Court
Shemin Proctor, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Hon. R.K. Sandill, 127th District Court
Ashley Steininger, Houston Bar Association

Law Week Committee
Joseph Lawson, Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library
Karen Lukin, Attorney at Law
Charles Shaw, Harris County District Attorney’s Office

LegalLine Committee
Joyce Banks, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Ellyn Josef, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Mitch Reid, formerly of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; now with Spencer Fane LLP
Sarah Roark, Locke Lord LLP
John Stavinoha, Bracewell LLP
Andrew Yeh, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021

The Houston Lawyer

The latest issue of The Houston Lawyer looks back on changes made not just during the pandemic, but over the course of decades. Check your mailbox or read online at thehoustonlawyer.com.

The cover of the May-June 2021 issue

Be sure to visit The Houston Lawyer committee webpage.

Physical copies of the magazine have been sent to HBA members. If you would like a subscription to the magazine, email Carly Wood at carlyw@hba.org.

Behind the Lines: The Houston Lawyer Podcast

The latest episode of Behind the Lines: The Houston Lawyer Podcast features a message from 2020-2021 HBA President Bill Kroger; a panel discussion on adapting to disruptions in law practice with Ruby Powers, Thais Amaral Tellawi, Karleana Farias, and Marc Whitehead; and lessons learned from the pandemic.

 

Stream or download the podcast from Buzzsprout, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you find podcasts. HBA members can listen to Behind the Lines episodes for CLE credit by logging in to hba.org/watchcle.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2021

At the virtual Summer Associates Luncheon on June 22, the HBA recognized winners of its 2021 Diversity Awards, as well as participants in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee's Summer 2021 1L Clerkship Program.

Jackie Coleman of Shell Oil Company hosted the event, which included a panel presentation with 127th District Court Judge Ravi K. Sandill, Janet Brown of CEVA Logistics, and Rikiya Thomas of Porter Hedges LLP, moderated by Ayesha Najam of Gibbs & Bruns LLP. Sponsors included Gibbs & Bruns LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Porter Hedges LLP. Read the event program and watch the presentation below. (Having trouble watching this video? Go to YouTube.)

 

2021 Diversity Award Winners

The HBA Diversity Awards were created in 2020 by then-HBA President Benny Agosto, Jr. to recognize outstanding achievements by law firms, corporate legal departments, and individuals in diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession and the community. Recipients are honored not only for recent accomplishments, but for longtime dedication to these principles.

The selection committee is made of representatives of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, the Gender Fairness Committee, and the LGBTQ+ Committee. 

Law Firm Winner: Reed Smith LLP
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of the firm’s culture and its business model. For nearly 20 years, Reed Smith has had a formal, firmwide DE&I program featuring Business Inclusion Groups that provide lawyers and professional staff the opportunity to work together toward common professional goals, with a primary focus on the recruitment, development, mentorship and retention of diverse talent. These seven groups, led by partners, associates and professional staff, represent racially and ethnically diverse, LGBTQ+ individuals, a Mental Health Task Force, people with disabilities, and veterans and military families. A 36-member Racial Equity Task Force champions the cause of racial equity and monitors the firm’s efforts to make a positive impact at Reed Smith and the communities the firm serves. Forty percent of the firm’s attorneys in leadership or management roles in Houston are people of color, 47 percent are women, and 13 percent identify as LGBTQ.

Corporate Winner: CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy is focused on taking sustainable, long-term actions that build on the company's diversity and inclusion vision. Efforts include a public commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion to colleagues, customers, contractors, suppliers, and community members, regardless of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, age, religion, or physical or mental disability; providing ongoing leadership training to effectively develop inclusive, diverse teams; and developing a strategy to leverage CenterPoint Foundation’s giving to support initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. CenterPoint’s Legal Department has been at the forefront of the corporation’s vision by facilitating town hall listening sessions to discuss the impacts of social injustice, resulting in the senior executives establishing a companywide Diversity and Inclusion Council to provide governance and oversight of diversity and inclusion efforts, with senior management serving as executive sponsors. CenterPoint created a dedicated intranet site to provide resources and information about D&I activities and initiatives, and a toolkit for employees to create their own Employee Resource Groups.

Individual Winner: Judge Ravi K. Sandill, 127th District Court
Judge Sandill is not only an influential trial judge, but a true leader in the bar in demonstrating vision, dedication, and commitment in the pursuit of ensuring diversity and inclusion for all. A son of Indian immigrant parents, he has already amassed a lifetime of “firsts”: first South Asian District Court Judge elected in Texas; first South Asian elected countywide in Harris County; and the first South Asian to run for statewide office. Since taking the bench, he has promoted discussion of unconscious bias in the legal system, and he continues to provide thought leadership on that issue today. As part of the HBA’s Implicit Bias Task Force, he was instrumental in the development of courses on awareness, practice, and techniques for navigating assumptions and bias when negotiating, advocating, defending, mediating, and interacting with clients and colleagues. In September, Judge Sandill will require attorneys seeking appointments in his court to have completed at least six hours of bias/mindfulness training every four years. Judge Sandill has also chaired the HBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Individual Winner: Chevazz Brown, Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Chevazz is a partner at Jackson Walker who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He has dedicated his career to protecting and advocating for diverse attorneys, improving diversity in the legal profession, and passing along lessons he has learned on his journey. Chevazz serves on Jackson Walker’s Diversity, Recruiting, and Mentorship Committees, where he has materially improved the quality and quantity of diversity and inclusion at the firm. He has been active in the HBA, including co-chairing the DE&I Committee; the Communities In Schools Committee, which places diverse high school students with an interest in the law in summer legal internships and provides enrichment programming; and co-chairing the Law Week Fun Run, which raises funds for people with intellectual disabilities. In the American Bar Association, Chevazz served as liaison to the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, encouraging the entry, participation, and retention of diverse lawyers. He is co-founder of the Coalition of Houston Diverse Bar Associations, an organization dedicated to encouraging better coordination among seven affinity bar associations and advancing the cause of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

1L Summer Clerkship Program

Thank you to all employers in the HBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee 2021 Summer Clerkship Program. See the list of participating law firms, corporations, courts, and government agencies at hba.org/dei.

2021 1L Summer Clerks

Posted on: Jun 15, 2021

In recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, the HBA and Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL) provide these resources to help seniors and their loved ones.

 

Elder Law Handbook

The latest issue of the HBA Elder Law Handbook answers many frequently-asked questions on topics such as Medicare, Social Security, guardianship, and more. The section beginning on page 38 covers elder abuse – including scams that commonly target seniors, signs to identify abuse, and steps to take in order to stop abuse.

If a person has reasonable cause to believe that an elderly or disabled person has been abused, exploited, or neglected, they have the responsibility to report the facts to the Adult Protective Agency – 1 (800) 252-5400. Your name and the information you report are confidential.

Read the full handbook online for free. Guides for family and consumer law are also available at hba.org/handbooks. If you would like to order a physical copy of the combined handbook, contact Carly Wood at (713) 759-1133 or carlyw@hba.org.

You can find answers to even more legal questions at texaslawhelp.org.

 

Wills

It is important for everyone to have a will. But sometimes, income or other restrictions can prevent someone from having a complete, up-to-date will.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HVL developed a guide to hand-writing wills. "Holographic" wills, as they are called, are legally enforceable in the state of Texas. Learn how to prepare your holographic will with this online guide in English or Spanish.

However, it is recommended that you prepare a formal will with the help of an attorney. Low-income seniors, veterans, and disabled Houstonians in need of a will are encouraged to contact HVL at (713) 228-0735. Or, Houston Lawyer Referral Service can help you find a paid attorney.

 

Veterans Legal Initiative

Active-duty military, veterans, and their spouses – regardless of age – are eligible for legal advice at no cost through HVL. Veterans Legal Initiative clinics are expected to resume after the pandemic. To apply for pro bono civil legal services, contact HVL at (713) 228-0735.

 

Seniors in the Civil Court Mental Health System

As we age, it is important to maintain mental health. Isolation, bereavement, illness, disability, abuse, financial insecurity, and other stressors negatively affect many older adults. According to the World Health Organization, up to one in five adults over age 60 live with a mental or neurological disorder.

On February 2, 2021, the HBA Senior Lawyers Committee streamed a seminar on "Seniors in the Civil Court Mental Health System," in which the Hon. Christine Butts (Riddle & Butts, LLP) moderated a panel with Melinda Brents (Retired – Harris County Attorney's Office), Dr. Frank Chen (Houston Adult Psychiatry), and Dana Drexler (Harris County Attorney's Office). 

All are welcome to watch the full program below or on YouTube. The presenters discuss tips for staying healthy, signs of mental health problems, legal and medical conditions for psychiatric commitment, and ways to combat the stigma against getting mental help.

 

Legal Advice & Services

Houstonian seniors have options to receive legal help.

  • HBA LegalLine: Sign up online to receive brief, simple legal advice over the phone from an attorney at no cost. 
  • Dispute Resolution Center: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Call (713) 274-7100 or visit drchouston.org. Services are free and include community-based mediation, court-ordered mediation, arbitration, and moderated settlement conferences.
  • Legal Hotline for Texans Over 60: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Call 1 (800) 622-2520, select option 3. Leave a message with your name, phone number (including area code), brief description of your situation, and deadline. An intake specialist will return your call.
  • See additional resources on our website.

Posted on: May 27, 2021

The Houston Bar Association was recognized April 23 with a Golden Apple Service Award for its legal education programs in the Houston Independent School District over the years. The award was presented during a virtual ceremony honoring 50 years of HISD’s Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Programs.

HBA legal education programs have ranged from mock trials for eighth graders, to Constitution Day and Law Week readings in elementary schools, to educating high school students about the importance of jury service. Programs have included:

  • The Juvenile Justice Mock Trial Program, where 8th graders learn about the trial process and assume the roles of judge, prosecutors, defense attorneys, witnesses and jurors in a mock trial;
  • Lawyers in Public Schools, where attorneys volunteered as substitute teachers in local classrooms, allowing teachers to take time off for in-service training;
  • Constitution Day and Law Week Readings, with attorneys reading and discussing an age-appropriate book about the law with elementary school students;
  • The Voir Dire Program, with judges and attorneys teaching high school students about how juries are selected by taking them through a mock voir dire;
  • Dialogues on Freedom, a conversation between attorneys or judges and high school students on different aspects of the law;
  • Teach Texas, where judges and attorneys provide an interactive history of Texas jurisprudence and civics to seventh graders;
  • The Importance of Jury Service, with attorneys and judges discussing the rights and responsibilities of serving on a jury with high school seniors;
  • The HBA/CIS (Communities In Schools) Legal Internship Program, where law firms, courts, government offices, and legal departments provide summer employment, mentoring and other programs for high schools students;
  • Law Day Contests for K-12 students;
  • Speakers Bureau, with attorneys and judges talking about law as a career and other topics upon request;
  • IDEA (Interprofessional Drug Education Alliance) Program, where teams of lawyers and doctors speak to 5th graders on the dangers of substance abuse; and
  • We Care cards, pocket-sized cards with phone numbers and websites for teens in crisis.

Posted on: May 24, 2021

Jennifer Hasley headshot. Save the date! HBA Annual Dinner July 15, 2021 at River Oaks Country Club. Space will be limited. More details to come.Jennifer A. Hasley, managing partner at Hasley Scarano, L.L.P., is the new president of the Houston Bar Association. She succeeds Bill Kroger, a partner at Baker Botts L.L.P.

Other new officers are:

  • Chris Popov of Vinson & Elkins LLP, president-elect;
  • Daniella Landers of Reed Smith LLP, first vice president;
  • David Harrell of Locke Lord LLP, second vice president;
  • Diana Gomez of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, treasurer;
  • Greg Moore of Norton Rose Fulbright, US LLP, secretary; and
  • Bill Kroger, immediate past president.

Directors are:

  • Collin Cox of Yetter Coleman LLP;
  • Kaylan Dunn of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP;
  • Yvonne Ho of Bracewell LLP;
  • Chanler Langham of Susman Godfrey LLP;
  • Pamela Medina of Medina Law Texas, PLLC;
  • Robert Painter of Painter Law Firm PLLC;
  • Colin Pogge of Gibbs & Bruns LLP; and
  • Greg Ulmer of BakerHostetler LLP.

Jennifer maintains a statewide trial and appellate practice focused on attorney disciplinary issues, attorney licensure and professional liability claims. She is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was named on the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list for the Professional Liability Attorney category.

Jennifer is passionate about helping law students and young lawyers develop their skills and confidence through direct mentorship. She represents law students and recent graduates as they navigate through the character and fitness review process before the Texas Board of Law Examiners.

Prior to forming the law firm of Hasley Scarano, Jennifer spent more than eight years as an assistant disciplinary counsel for the State Bar of Texas. She graduated from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 1993, and practiced for a short time in Pennsylvania before landing in Texas. She received her Master of Laws in Health Law & Policy from the University of Houston Law Center in 1995.

Jennifer met her husband, Greg, an intellectual property lawyer and a partner in Hasley Scarano, while studying for the Texas Bar exam and they were proudly sworn in together by US District Judge David Hittner. They have two children, Hunter and Katie, who are enrolled in post-graduate programs.

Jennifer is only the fifth woman president of the Houston Bar Association in its 150-year history. This is her 12th year of leadership on the HBA Board of Directors, including prior service as first vice president and treasurer. She has spent more than 25 years volunteering through HBA community projects, events and partnerships. She is a past chair of the board for Houston Volunteer Lawyers and supports HVL’s mission by providing pro bono legal services to low-income Houstonians. Jennifer previously chaired the board for the Dispute Resolution Center. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Garland R. Walker Inn of Court which promotes professionalism, ethics, civility and excellence in the legal profession, and she is a recognized speaker on legal ethics.

Click here to view the press release.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2021

 

Law Day 2021 Logo Advancing the Rule of Law Now HBA Law Week Committee logo

Join the HBA in celebrating Law Day 2021 with the theme, "Advancing the Rule of Law Now."

 

HYLA/HYLF Law Day Virtual Luncheon, May 7

Friday, May 7, we celebrated Law Day at the Houston Young Lawyers Association/Foundation Annual Law Day Luncheon with a virtual presentation by Supreme Court of Texas Justice Brett Busby, Haynes and Boone Senior Counsel Lynne Liberato, and University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard Baynes. HYLA annual award winners and HBA Law Day Contest winners were recognized at the event.

 

Law Week Readings

Attorney volunteers are reading virtually to Harris County-area elementary schools between April 19 and May 14. We are reading the book What if Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick.

Thank you to the Houston Bar Association for reading to Ms. Nava's first graders this morning via Zoom in observation of...

Posted by Manford Williams Elementary School on Monday, May 3, 2021

 

More HBA Law Day Programming

Visit hba.org/LawDay to learn about the HBA's programs and how to get involved, including:

  • Essay, Photography, and Poster Contest winners;
  • Resources and a guardianship presentation for special needs students, educators and families;
  • Collaborations with the AABAH, MABAH, HisBAH, and HLA;
  • and more!

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021

As we reach one year in the COVID pandemic, I want to thank our members for your support of the HBA and your engagement in the Houston community. Our HBA board and staff have continued to work hard to serve members with CLE, publications, and other resources to help your practice and your personal and professional development throughout this year.

Please take advantage of one additional, critical resource provided by Harris County Public Health. If you have not yet received a COVID vaccine, I encourage you to sign up through the portal below, even if you are not in a category that is currently eligible. That way, you will be in the system as soon as additional appointments become available. 

Harris County Public Health COVID Vaccine Signup

There are other ways to sign up, and I hope you will take advantage of several to improve your chances of getting a vaccine as soon as possible. I also hope you will share this link, and others, with your staff and colleagues. 

The HBA looks forward to continuing to serve you.


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