HBA volunteers from the District Attorney's Office

Victoria Gipson reads for the anniversary program 2017 to students at Scroggins in HISD.

Members of the Houston Bar Association will read to students in 100 elementary schools in the Houston area in honor of Law Day (May 1), from April 15 to May 10, 2019. The book that our lawyers and judges will read is The Nantucket Sea Monster: A Fake News Story by Darcy Pattison for grades 2nd – 4th. At the end of the reading, the hardback book will be presented to the school library as a gift from the Houston Bar Association.

Only the first 100 schools to register will be able to participate. We read to two groups of students back to back in 30-minute sessions with a limit of 50 students per reading session. To request a volunteer at your school, fill out and submit the form below; alternatively, you may print the form and send it via fax (713-759-1710) or mail (Houston Bar Association, Attn: Projects Department, 1111 Bagby Street FLB#200, Houston, TX 77002).

To volunteer to read at a school, click here. Contact Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org or (713) 759-1133 with questions.

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  • Must take place between April 15 and May 10, 2019.
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