For the 15th year the Houston Bar Association is partnering with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for blood drives within the legal community.
(713) 759-1133 • www.hba.org/giveblood
Clothing and Diaper Drives for the Homeless
HBA members and support staff from law firms and corporations throughout the city have donated 345,832 coats, articles of clothing for children and adults, and disposable diapers, as well as $180,365 in monetary donations, through annual drives. The items are distributed to homeless and needy citizens through local shelters, missions and agencies.
The Houston Bar Association partners with Communities In Schools Houston on the Summer Legal Internship Program, which provides high school students internships and employment opportunities at Houston law firms, corporate legal departments and public legal institutions.
Contact Angelica Adams at CIS Houston, (713) 654-1515 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The HBA Fee Dispute Committee sets up panels of attorneys and lay persons that arbitrate disputes between attorneys and clients involving legal fees, at no cost.
(713) 759-1133 • www.hba.org/fees
Each year, the HBA collects funds and recruits volunteers for the construction of homes through Houston Habitat for Humanity. To date the HBA has funded and built 21 homes.
The HBA partners with the Houston Alumni and Youth (HAY) Center to provide legal education and support programs to youth who are aging out of the foster care system. HBA members also donate items and volunteer at special events such as an annual Holiday Party.
The HBA has raised $1,428,959 in support of The Center, which provides education, job training, socialization, and health care to developmentally-disabled persons. A family event open to the public, the 34th Annual HBA John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run features a certified, sanctioned 8K course, a run for children and a family walk.
(713) 759-1133 • lawweekfunrun.org
Lawyers for a Beautiful Houston
Volunteers from the legal community organize events to pick up trash, mow, weed, plant trees and beautify public areas, including local parks and conservatories.
Each year, this committee organizes a drive to collect gently-used books for all reading levels for distribution to hospitals, literacy groups, veterans’ facilities and social service agencies. The program also recruits volunteers to participate in reading enrichment programs at schools.
This program develops and distributes helpful materials for legal organizations that employ individuals with special needs. In addition, the program provides legal services and other support for special-needs individuals and their families, such as help with guardianship cases.
Attorneys, along with their families and law firm staff, volunteer to serve as judges, timekeepers, scorekeepers, and “buddies” for the special-needs athletes who compete in events such as volleyball, softball, basketball, track and swimming.
(713) 759-1133 • sotx.org/volunteer-4-hba