July 29-August 5, 2020
Through the HBA’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers, you can help families that may face eviction

The Houston Bar Association, Houston Volunteer Lawyers and the Dispute Resolution Center are part of a coalition that is working hard to galvanize our Houston lawyers, law schools, law students and mediators to assist with the enormous amount of eviction activity anticipated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for assistance has been made substantially greater because of the recent expiration of the federal CARES Act marks the end of emergency protection for Houston-area renters and allows landlords to resume evictions at federally subsidized properties.

Hundreds of Houstonians will need basic legal help that will help them navigate the process.

Thank you to the many Houston attorneys who have already signed up to be part of the solution. If you have not yet signed up and you are willing to volunteer your time to help this effort, please consider signing up here and HVL will contact you with more information. HVL will provide volunteers with pleadings, mentoring and other resources to help you.

Online video available for all volunteers:

Handling an Eviction Case During COVID-19: The CARES Act, the Texas Moratorium, and Requesting Virtual Hearings

Presented by Leesa Everitt, staff attorney at Houston Volunteers Lawyers

This video provides volunteer attorneys with the information they'll need to handle an eviction case for an HVL client during the COVID-19 pandemic:
  • the CARES Act
  • the Texas Moratorium
  • requesting virtual hearings
HBA Seminars have resumed as webinars. See upcoming programs at hba.org/CLE .
Friday, July 31, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
with Nicole Perry, Josh Fuchs and Neha Parekh. 1.5 hours of MCLE credit, 1 hour ethics.

Free for HBA members; $26 for Non-Members
Registration closes July 31st at 12:00pm.

You can now join or add additional sections to your membership account by using the HBA online payment system.
Live, in-person HBA Section meetings are canceled until further notice.
Wellness
Did you miss "Community Land Trusts"?

You can watch the recorded version and more MCLE-accredited videos online at hba.org/watchcle .

HBA members also receive discounts at cleonline.com .

Questions or comments? Trouble logging in? Call (713) 759-1133.
Disaster Preparedness
Watch the HBA's Disaster Preparedness committee's video series on hurricane season preparation for attorneys!
Hurricane Season – Lawyers' Insurance Tips
Featuring Jett Hanna, Texas Lawyers' Insurance Exchange
Houston Office of Emergency Management's Tips for Preparing for Hurricane Season
Featuring Mitch Reid, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, and Cory Stottlemyer, Houston Office of Emergency Management
Disaster Recovery for Lawyers
Featuring Mitch Reid, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, and Jesse Corona, Jesse Corona PLLC

Webinar with special guest, Nina Totenberg of NPR, moderated by the Honorable Tonya Parker.

1 hour MCLE, no ethics.

Registration Fee: $30

Instructions on how to view the webinar will be emailed to registrants. Details TBD.

The Houston Bar Association is proud to support this event!