The Houston Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Department provides quality legal education programs for attorneys in Houston and surrounding counties.

For more information, call Ashley Steininger at 713-759-1133.

2017 New Lawyer CLE and Networking Happy Hour Registration/Agenda

Click here for materials for the New Lawyer CLE and Networking Happy Hour.


HBA/CLE Seminars are held on Thursday mornings in the West Loop area and on Friday afternoons in the Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza. Each seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit, and many also have ethics credit. These seminars are free to HBA members and provide over 50 hours of MCLE credit at no cost each year. Written materials are available for $15. Non-members may attend for $50, including written materials. No pre-registration required.

Click here to view upcoming HBA seminars, or see the HBA Calendar.

2017 Spring Summer Seminar Brochure

Thursday mornings
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Marathon Oil Tower
5555 San Felipe

Friday afternoons
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza
1201 Congress

The HBA/CLE Department makes written materials available after many of its seminars and institutes. If you would like to purchase written materials, please contact the CLE Department at 713-759-1133 or email Ashley Steininger. Written materials will be charged an 8.25% sales tax.

Online Videos

The HBA presents free CLE programming for members only. Upon clicking on the video links below, you will be prompted to login using your HBA account information. You can also create an account on that same page. Watch for more free, members-only CLE videos throughout the year.

Click here to start watching at your convenience.

2016 Lunch & Learn Programs

The Lunch & Learn Programs are brown bag lunches.

Check back for dates for upcoming programs.


The HBA/CLE Committee presents full-day and half-day institutes on a variety of topics each year. Institutes are approved for MCLE hours and most include ethics hours. For information on upcoming institutes, call Ashley Steininger at 713-759-1133.

Bench Bar

The Civil/Appellate Bench Bar Conference

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1910 Courthouse – 301 Fannin Houston, TX 77002
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Attorneys who would like to earn a certificate in Guardianship Ad Litem in the Probate Courts can watch a video in the HBA office.

Effective September 1, 2015, new legislation now requires a 4-hour certification course for attorneys who want to serve as guardian ad litems in the probate courts. Attorneys applicants of guardianship must also be certified. One hour of the certification course must be on alternatives to guardianship. The HBA is now offering a video of its “2015 Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts Institute,” which meets certification requirements. The cost to watch the video is $70 for HBA members; $140 for non-members. To schedule an appointment in the HBA office, contact Ashley Steininger at 713-759-1133.