About the HBA
The Houston Bar Association’s 11,000+ member attorneys have a continued commitment to serving the legal profession and the community.
Established in 1870, the Association’s purpose was to maintain high standards in the legal profession and provide legal education for Harris County attorneys. Today, the HBA, the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation, still adheres to those basic principles, but has expanded its goals to include public service and better access to legal services for all citizens in the Greater Houston area. Continuing Legal Education and professional development programs for attorneys are second to none. HBA members contribute over 45,000 volunteer hours to community service projects each year.
The HBA is a non-profit organization supported solely by member dues. In 1982, the HBA established the Houston Bar Foundation, a charitable vehicle through which many of the HBA’s community service projects are funded.
Did You Know?
Membership in the Houston Bar Association is voluntary. An attorney does not have to join the HBA to practice law in Texas.
While the Houston Bar Association has no attorneys on staff, and cannot give legal advice, we may be able to refer you to an appropriate program for help.
Only the State Bar of Texas, which licenses attorneys in our state, can investigate complaints and discipline attorneys. For information, call the State Bar Grievance Committee at (713) 758-8200 or their toll-free number, 1-800-932-1900.
The Houston Bar Association is an information and resource service for its members and the public. If you have a question about legal services or the administration of justice, we will try to answer your questions or direct your call to someone who can provide the answers you need.