Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Monday, October 8, 2018
Read the October 2018 Houston Bar Bulletin
Get ahead of the curve! Read about all the month's events in the October 2018 issue of the Houston Bar Bulletin. Click here!
HBA Judicial Preference Poll Results
The HBA released the results of its 2018 Judicial Preference Poll. The poll results are not an endorsement of any candidate. Click here for the Judicial Preference Poll results.
Enjoy Senior Lawyers Forum with Trey Apffel, State Bar Executive Director, Oct. 18
The HBA Senior Lawyers Committee presents its October 2018 forum, Thursday, October 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Brennan's , entitled " Executive Director's Update/News, Resources, and Benefits: What You Need to Know Now from Your State Bar ," presented by Trey Apffel, Executive Director of the State Bar of Texas, and approved for .75 hour of MCLE, including .75 hour of ethics credit. Click here to purchase your ticket at $45/person.
Collect for HBA Clothing Drive, October 15-26
The HBA Campaign for the Homeless Committee encourages offices and individuals to collect new/gently-used clothes, new disposable diapers, and cash/checks for its annual clothing & diaper drive. Confirm your participation by submitting the online form at www.hba.org/clothingdrive2018.  Click here or contact Bonnie Simmons ( bonnies@hba.org, 713-759-1133) for more information.
Bring Holiday Cheer to an HIV/AIDS-affected Family in Need
The HBA AIDS Outreach Committee is recruiting firms/companies, individuals and families to "adopt" a needy family or individual child affected by HIV/AIDS during the holiday season. Participants receive a wish list from a family, then shop for gifts, wrap them and may choose to either deliver the gifts in person or through an agency. To sign up as an adopter, submit this form by Friday, October 19.
Thank a Homeless Veteran for Their Service
The HBA is collecting items for holiday gift bags, which will be distributed to the veterans living at DeGeorge at Union Station and US Vets at Midown Terrace.  Click here for the list of requested items. Contact Alana Polk at alanap@hba.org or (713) 759-1133 with questions.
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HVL Helps Families
Every day, low-income families in our community are faced with dire circumstances: homelessness, domestic violence, food insecurity, and so much more. Through the hard work of pro bono attorneys, HVL is able to offer stability to families and ensure that some their most basic human needs are met.

Join us in supporting pro bono at the 69th Annual Harvest Celebration.  Monday, November 12, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at  River Oaks Country Club Tickets still available!

Underwriting inquiries: Contact
Diane Cervenka
Director of Development
(713) 759-1133.
Join Your Colleagues in an HBA Section
Did you know the HBA has 26 law sections to enhance your practice with specialized CLE and networking opportunities? Consider joining one or more HBA sections, as nearly 1,000 HBA members did last month alone! Click here to learn more about sections or join sections online.
Thanks & Congrats...
Thank you to the Galveston County Bar Association and to the attorneys who volunteered at the Saturday Veterans Legal Advice Clinic in Galveston: Kerry Pettijohn, Elisa Vasquez and  Lisa Windsor.