This committee oversees the operation of the HBA’s semimonthly call-in program that provides free legal advice for Houston citizens. The committee is responsible for recruiting volunteer attorneys (firms, corporate legal departments and legal organizations) to answer questions from callers between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The Mexican American Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association staff Consejos Legales at the HBA office the first Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The next LegalLine dates are listed below.

Wed 18

HBA Public Services
[CANCELED] LegalLine

September 18 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oct 02

HBA Public Services

October 2 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Click here to learn more about the LegalLine program.

A volunteer attorney speaks to a caller during our Hurricane Harvey Relief Expanded LegalLine.

Click play to hear LegalLine Committee Co-Chair Louie Layrisson’s interview with 90.1 KPFT news anchor John Brewer from July 31, 2017.


Committee Volunteer Form (PDF) | Sign up Online

2019-2020 Co-Chairs:
Joyce Banks, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Peter Danysh, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Matt Frogel, Locke Lord LLP
Mitch Reid, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
John Stavinoha, Bracewell LLP
Andrew Yeh, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

For more information on this committee, contact Ashley Gagnon Steininger at or (713) 759-1133.