MOILP Summer Luncheon
About the Luncheon
The HBA’s Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession (MOILP) Committee presented its annual Summer Associate Luncheon for program participants on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Houston.
The topic of this year’s luncheon was Overcoming Unconscious Biases, featuring panelists:
- Rafael Boza, Sarens USA
- The Hon. Nikita V. Harmon, 176th District Court
- John Nechman, Katine & Nechman, LLP
- Zeinab Zahid, Matias J. Adrogue, PLLC
and moderator Staci Wilson of Bracewell LLP.
During the luncheon, HBA President Benny Agosto, Jr. announced that the committee will change its name to “Diversity & Inclusion Committee” and coordinate a diversity summit and diversity award, in addition to current programming.
Abraham Watkins is a proud supporter of the Houston Bar Association's Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession program and we are happy to have two law clerks working at our firm this summer through the program @thehba pic.twitter.com/yfG0eOMrCs
— Abraham Watkins (@AbrahamWatkins) June 5, 2019
About the Program
Each year, the MOILP Committee organizes and implements a summer clerkship program for first-year law (1L) students from the three Houston law schools. The goal is to encourage equal opportunities for minority lawyers in the legal profession.
The annual summer associate luncheon is an event recognizing the employers and employees participating in this year’s clerkship program.
This Year's Participants
The HBA and the MOILP Committee would like to thank the 66 employers who agreed to participate in the 2019 1L summer associate program.
Employers listed with an asterisk (*) hired 1L clerks in 2019.