Teach Texas

This committee recruits judges, attorneys and Houston area school districts to participate in a project organized by the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and the State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education Department, based on teaching the book, Taming Texas: How Law and Order Came to the Lone Star State by James L. Haley and Marilyn P. Duncan. The project focuses on 7th grade Texas history classes, with the judges and attorneys teaching students how the state’s court system fits into the larger picture of Texas history, from the days of Stephen F. Austin to the present.

Click here to volunteer as an instructor for Teach Texas 2021.

Click here to request a Teach Texas presentation for your school.

Looking for HBA Teach Texas resources? Click here.


Thank you to the Teach Texas 2019 volunteers!

Huma Ahmed Jana Fay Bacarisse Julie Benes Brad Benoit Elizabeth Bolt Hon. Frances Bourliot
Jennifer Broussard Saundra Brown Hon. Brett Busby Jackie Carr Hon. Kyle Carter Tanya Chaney
Debora Churches Joseph Cohen Karen Conticello Evan Crocker Kim Daily Bob Debes
Natalija Dobras Mynde Eisen Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod Hon. Mike Engelhart Edward Fierro Mark Flanagan
Laura Franco Paul Freeman Eileen Gaffney Linda Garcia Connie Gatlin Ben Geslison
Lilly Gilmer Shannon Glen Ashlee Grant Michael Gray Robert Griffin Robert Hand
Warren Harris Angelica M. Hernandez Yvonne Ho Dawn Holiday Clay Holland Jim Huguenard
Tara Ivascu Jenise Jackson Frank Jones Hon. Steven Kirkland Abby Kotun William Langley
Derek Loetzrich Brianna Lozito Hon. Erin Lunceford Eric Lundin June Mann Kerry Manning
Aletha McCollam Andrea McDiarmid John Meredith Robert Miller Sherbert Mims Lisa Nelsen
J.D. Page Hon. Dena Palermo William Pannill Denise Petersen Michael Phillips Trisha Pollard
Shannon Quadros Bryon Rice Sherry Rodriguez Cheryl Rosenberg Amy Samples Mark Sherrill
Fred Shuchart Iain Simpson William Soffar Angela Spoede S.J. Swanson Drew Taggart
Romin Tamanna Robert Teir Sonila Themeli Harrison Tucker Gavin Uttecht Dorian Vandenberg-Rodes
Kristin Volentine Alvin Walker Ben Welmaker Richard Whiteley Sarah Williams Stacy Williams
Staci Wilson Hon. Ken Wise        

2020-2021 Co-Chairs:

The Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
Richard F. Whiteley, Bracewell LLP

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