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

For more information, contact Ashley Steininger at (713) 759-1133 or ashleyg@hba.org.


HBA’s CLE Seminars are held

No pre-registration is required. Each seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit, and many offer ethics credit as well. These seminars are free to HBA members, providing over 50 hours of MCLE credit per year at no cost.

Written materials are available for up to $15. The CLE Department makes these 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.

Non-members may attend for a $50 fee that covers written materials.

Click here to see details on upcoming seminars.

Click here to see the HBA calendar.

Online Videos

The HBA presents free CLE programming for members only. Upon clicking on the video links below, you will be prompted to log in 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.

New Lawyer Training

We would like to thank everyone who made the most recent New Lawyer CLE and Networking Happy Hour a success.

Click here to see the New Attorney Resources page.

For more information on the HBA’s New Lawyer Training programs, contact Ashley Steininger at (713) 759-1133 or ashleyg@hba.org.

Lunch & Learn Programs

The next Lunch & Learn will be:

  • Thursday, May 11
  • 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • Heritage Plaza Conference Room, 1st Floor
  • Approved for 1 hr MCLE credit, no ethics credit.

The topic is “Lessons Learned from One Year of Defend Trade Secrets Act Litigation.”

The speakers will be:

  • Zach Wolfe, Fleckman & McGlynn, PLLC
  • Jason Sharp, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

RSVP to Ashley Gagnon Steininger: ashleyg@hba.org or (713) 759-1133. Please bring your own food and enjoy learning from these accomplished professionals.

Java with the Judges

Thank you for making the previous Java with the Judges Event successful. Updates on the next Java will be posted as they become available.


The HBA’s 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, contact Ashley Steininger at (713) 759-1133 or ashleyg@hba.org.

Bench Bar Conference

The Civil/Appellate Bench Bar Conference

Registration for this event is now closed.

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 or ashleyg@hba.org.