Established 2019. This committee will examine issues and create programming related to the community. The committee co-chairs will meet in July to set goals and discuss programming for 2019-2020, including participation in the July 11 Diversity Summit.

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2019-2020 Co-Chairs:
The Hon. Steven Kirkland, 334th District Court
The Hon. Daryl Moore, 333rd District Court
The Hon. Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney

Founding members:

  • Hon. Alice-Oliver Parrott, Alice Oliver-Parrott, P.C.
  • Travis Torrence, Shell Oil Company
  • Deborah Lawson, Attorney at Law and President, Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston
  • Bryan Vezey, Cozen O’Connor
  • Lena Laurenzo, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz
  • Joseph Sanchez, Harris County District Attorney’s Office
  • Charles Shaw, Harris County District Attorney’s Office
  • Andrew J. Smith, Harris County District Attorney’s Office
  • Jessica Rodriguez, Ramsey Law Group
  • Benny Agosto, Jr., HBA President
  • Mindy Davidson, HBA Executive Director
  • Tara Shockley, HBA Associate Executive Director


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