Bench Bar Conference

This committee implements and organizes the annual Bench Bar Conference. The conference brings Harris County judges, government and private attorneys together to discuss current state and county legal issues. The conference alternates yearly between civil/appellate and criminal/appellate law.

Log in to your HBA account to watch the full 2019 Civil/Appellate Bench Bar Conference on video for MCLE credit!

The 2020 Criminal/Appellate Bench Bar Conference is now scheduled for September 24, 2020 at the 1910 Courthouse. For more information, contact Ashley Gagnon Steininger at or (713) 759-1133.





2019-2020 Co-Chairs:

Jimmy Ardoin, Jones Walker LLP
The Hon. Maria T. Jackson, Attorney at Law
Nick Oweyssi, The Oweyssi Law Firm, PLLC

2020-2021 Co-Chairs:

Rick Anderson, Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey P.C.
Hon. Julie Countiss, First Court of Appeals
Jennifer A. Hasley, Hasley Scarano L.L.P.
Hon. Lauren Reeder, 234th District Court

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