This committee partners with Communities In Schools, Inc. to provide summer internships in the legal profession for high school students. HBA firms, corporations, and individuals are recruited by the committee to sponsor student interns. The committee plans and staffs enrichment activities for the students during the summer internship program as well as the Orientation and Program Celebration. At the end of the summer, the committee evaluates the internship program.


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The HBA and Communities In Schools of Houston partner each year to provide legal field employment opportunities and enrichment activities to local high school students. This event marked the beginning of the 2018 program.

HBA 2017-2018 President Alistair Dawson of Beck Redden LLP delivers opening remarks at the luncheon.


HBA 2017-2018 First Vice-President and CIS Committee Co-Chair Bill Kroger of Baker Botts L.L.P. speaks to CIS students about why he started the CIS legal internship program over 20 years ago and discusses the program calendar and expectations.


Candace Childress of Blank Rome LLP, CIS Houston Supervisor, gives the summer interns an employer’s perspective on their upcoming roles.

Dean Gena Singleton of South Texas College of Law Houston welcomes attendees to the college.


High school juniors and seniors participating in this year’s CIS Summer Employment Program learn more about their assignments at the orientation. The HBA Communities In Schools Committee recruits law firms to hire high school students as summer clerks.

Thank you to the offices that hired high school interns in the 2018 Summer Program!

Ms. Misty Gasiorowski
Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77046
(713) 961-9045

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Ms. Farrah Lang
Wong Fleming
77 Sugar Creek Center Blvd, Suite 401
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(281) 340-2074

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Mr. Chanler Langham
Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 651-9366

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