The Houston Bar Foundation was established in 1982 as a charitable arm of the Houston Bar Association.

Since that time, the Foundation has supported programs that help provide legal representation to the indigent, promote community understanding of our legal system and foster the administration of justice. Through the generosity of its many contributors, the Foundation has been able to make a difference in the greater Houston community.

Donations made through this link contribute to the general HBF funds and cannot be made for a specific program.


Since its inception, the Foundation has grown rapidly in both membership and funding. HBF Fellows, who are the lifeblood of the Foundation, currently total 484, with 1,176 Life Fellows; 308 Sustaining Life Fellows, 93 Continuing Sustaining Life Fellows and 87 Continuing Life Fellows. Our endowment now stands at over $6 million. The annual support of our Fellows, together with the generosity of the individuals, law firms, corporations and other organizations that regularly contribute to the Foundation, is helping us make steady progress toward our ultimate goal of becoming self-sustaining.

Mock Trials

How Can Houston Lawyers Help Those in Need of Legal Services?

There is a critical need for pro bono legal services for the less fortunate in our community.

Visit the Houston Volunteer Lawyers website.

Veterans Legal Clinic, Brazos

A Conversation with Harry M. Reasoner, Conducted by Barrett H. Reasoner

The 2017 Houston Bar Foundation Luncheon featured a conversation with Harry M. Reasoner, chair of the Texas Access to Justice Commission and a partner at Vinson & Elkins, LLP, and his son, Barrett Reasoner, a partner at Gibbs & Bruns, LLP. They discussed the importance of public service and its positive impact on their lives, both personally and professionally.

Click here to see this video on Vimeo.

Online Fellows Payment Now Available
Fellows payments can now be made online. To use this feature, you must have an online account. If you do not have an online account, you can create your online account by using the email address where you receive your HBA email announcements. Once created, you will be able to manage your HBA account at your convenience.

To create your online account, please click here for the member login page to create a new user account.


Make Fellows Pledge Payment Online


American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

If you have questions about your dues statement or online account, contact the Membership Department at 713-759-1133 or email Ron Riojas.