Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Tuesday, May 26 , 2020
Membership Renewal
Please take a moment to log in to your account at hba.org and renew your membership. Continuing your HBA membership means you can take full advantage of all of your HBA membership benefits, including 26 active substantive law Sections, 33 Committees, and free online CLE, among others. If you have membership questions or trouble logging in, please contact Leo Skelly at leos@hba.org.
First & 14th Courts of Appeals Orders Extend Brief Filing Deadline
With some exceptions, the court orders ( 1st | 14th) grant all pending motions to extend time to file a brief until June 30, 2020, and extends the time for filing briefs in pending appeals until June 30, 2020, without the necessity of parties filing motions to extend time to file a brief in these cases. This order shall not apply to (1) original proceedings, (2) appeals in parental termination and child protection cases, (3) appeals from the transfer of a juvenile offender to criminal district court for prosecution, and (4) cases in which a briefing order has issued on or after May 8, 2020.
Celebrate Law Day with HBA & HYLA/HYLF, This Friday
The Houston Young Lawyers Foundation and the Houston Young Lawyers Association will celebrate this year's Law Day with a virtual webinar featuring Justice Eva Guzman of the Texas Supreme Court, Dr. Annie Benifield and Erin Busby. Friday, May 29, 2020, from 12 noon to 1 p.m.  1 hour of MCLE, including .25 ethics. We will also honor this year's HBA Law Day Contest Winners. The program is FREE for all.  Click here to register. For more information, please contact Kristen Bates by telephone at (281) 210-1373 or by email at kbates@thestrongfirm.com.
Learn More About Helping Those Facing Eviction
With the moratorium lifting on May 18, many Houstonians in need may face eviction. Please consider volunteering to help families and individuals stay in their homes by signing up to learn more through Houston Volunteer Lawyers.  Click here to have HVL contact you with information.
Join an HBA Committee During Our 150th Year
Become a leader and make new friends by joining one or more of the HBA's 33 committees.   Click here  to learn more about committees that advance the profession, serve the community and pro bono, and promote diversity and inclusion.  Click here  to sign up online by May 31. Committees are free to join. Remember, reappointment to a committee you served on is not automatic and you must submit the form each year. We encourage our members to recruit a friend or share the opportunity with those in your legal office/community. Contact Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org  with any questions. 
Member Benefit: HBA Career Center
Searching for the perfect candidate to fill a position in your legal office? Seeking a new job for yourself? Create an account with the HBA Career Center and browse opportunities today at hba.org/jobs.

Right now, the HBA Career Center is offering free résumé critiques from the experts at TopRésumé. Click here for instructions on how to take advantage of this service.
Sign up to Volunteer for Virtual LegalLine
The HBA is continuing to operate its LegalLine program virtually. Volunteers provide simple, free, legal advice over the phone in 20 minute segments from the comfort of their home or office. Sign up to volunteer as an individual or recruit four attorneys from your firm, company, or group for a LegalLine session in the 2020-2021 bar year.
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COVID-19 Updates
The HBA is posting updates and resources on the COVID-19 response at  hba.org/updates.
Read the May Houston Bar Bulletin
The May 2020 issue of the Houston Bar Bulletin is now available. Click here to read.
Thanks & Congrats...
Thank you to those who volunteered for the May 20 LegalLine session: Taylor Appling, Heather Asselin, Michaela Bissell, Lauren Brogdon, Claudia Canales, Daniel Cohen, Jessica Gonzalez, Beau Gould, Jill Hecht, George Khalaf, Gagan Khan, Jordan Kindred, Karim Lakhani, Drake Lawsage, Hon. Erin Lunceford, Leah Nommensen, Andrew Pearce, Shruthi Prabhu, David Simpson, Eunice Song, John Stavinoha, Kevin Tamm, Treasea Trevino, Juan Valasquez, and Andrew Yeh.