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/CIS Summer Legal Internship Program came to a close with a mock trial on July 25 and luncheon on July 26 for exemplary minority high school interns employed by Houston law firms.

Houston Bar Foundation Chair and CIS Committee Member Barrett Reasoner, two CIS summer interns (who happen to be the first set of twins in the program), the program speaker Diana Marshall, and CIS Committee Co-Chair Bill Kroger.
Houston Bar Foundation Chair and CIS Committee Member Barrett Reasoner, two CIS summer interns (who happen to be the first set of twins in the program), the program speaker Diana Marshall, and CIS Committee Co-Chair Bill Kroger.

 

From left: Reasoner, Marshall and Kroger.
From left: Reasoner, Kroger and Marshall.

 

Chevazz Brown, attorney supervisor at Jackson Walker LLP, and his CIS summer intern Tala Salek, who spoke at the closing program.
Chevazz Brown, attorney supervisor at Jackson Walker LLP, and his CIS summer intern Tala Salek, who spoke at the closing program.

Two of three new co-chairs for the 2018-2019 HBA CIS Committee, Farrah Lang of Wong Fleming and Misty Gasiorowski of Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C. Not pictured: Chanler Langham of Susman Godfrey LLP.
Two of three new co-chairs for the 2018-2019 HBA CIS Committee, Farrah Lang of Wong Fleming and Misty Gasiorowski of Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C. Not pictured: Chanler Langham of Susman Godfrey LLP.

 

HBA/CIS interns at a mock trial event.
HBA/CIS interns at a mock trial event.

 

One of the party favors handed out at the event was a box of personalized M&Ms, printed with 'Thank You,' 'HBA,' 'CIS,' and '2018.'
One of the party favors handed out at the event was a box of personalized M&Ms, printed with “Thank You,” “HBA,” “CIS,” and “2018.”


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

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

2018-2019 Co-Chairs:
Misty Gasiorowski, Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
Farrah Lang, Wong Fleming
Chanler Langham, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

2019-2020 Co-Chairs:
Misty Gasiorowski, Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
James Phillips, BakerHostetler LLP