Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Monday, August 10, 2020
Support Pro Bono with Harvest Campaign
Please support Houston Volunteer Lawyers through the 2020 Harvest Campaign. Visit hba.org/harvest to learn more and make a contribution. For more information, contact Ashley Gagnon Steininger at ashleyg@hba.org.
HBA, Ancillary Organizations Join Collaborative Responding to Evictions 
As the moratorium on evictions under the CARES Act has expired, we would like you to know what the Houston Bar Association is doing to help those in our community who are in danger of losing their homes.
 
We have gathered resources for the public and attorneys on our new Evictions webpage, hba.org/evictionsIf you would like to volunteer, please email evictionvolunteer@hvlp.orgPlease feel free to share this information with your colleagues and anyone you know who could benefit from these services, and please share the link on your social media.
Help HVL to Help Houstonians
Houston Volunteer Lawyers needs your help to take cases for evictions, guardianship, Chapter 7, veterans, and Spanish-speaking clients. If you are interested in volunteering, visit hvl.legalserver.org or contact Brittany Krohn at brittany.krohn@hvlp.org
State Bar Extends Membership Fee Deadline
The State Bar, at the initiative of the Membership Department, asked the Texas Supreme Court to extend the deadline for payment of membership fees to October 31, 2020. The court has agreed to the extension in the 23rd Emergency Order. Read more here.
Please Consider Donating Blood
Please consider giving blood at tomorrow's HBA/HBAA/HYLA blood drive, August 11 at Chapelwood United Methodist Church. Click here for the 11th. Use the donor code HBA1 to credit the HBA. One donation can save up to three lives!

We need new locations to host blood drives. Hosting requires a room and access to restrooms; the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center handles the rest. If you would like to host a blood drive, contact Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org.
Sponsor the 2020 Golf Tournament by Aug. 31
Sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 HBA Golf Tournament, benefiting the Houston Bar Foundation, are available through Monday, August 31. Sponsorships range from $350 to $2,500 and sponsors are recognized at the event and in HBA publications leading up to the event. 

Click here to sponsor.

The Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, October 7 at Wildcat Golf Club. COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Contact Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org with questions or to confirm sponsorship availability.
Your Membership Is More Important Now Than Ever
Thank you for being a member of the Houston Bar Association. If you have already submitted your dues payment, thank you for your renewal. If you have not yet renewed, please do so now, as we will soon have to refresh our membership roster. To continue to be part of our programming and service, please take a few moments and renew your membership today.
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Thanks & Congrats...
Thank you to those who volunteered for the virtual LegalLine on August 5: Mike Absmeier, Maliha Ali, Sam Arora, Heather Asselin, Mitch Athey, Torie Berkowitz, Claudia Canales, Michael Davis, Kathryn Diaz Garcia, Matthew Dobbins, Maurcio Escobar, Josh Gonzales, Marshal Hoda, Greg Hughes, Laura Lopez, Clay Morton, Emily Mott, Jack Moxon, Banee Pachuca, Gita Pathak, Colin Pogge, Chris Popov, Ron Robertson, David Romero and Dan Shank.

Thank you to the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, and those who volunteered for Consejos Legales on August 6: David N. Calvillo, Kevin Chavez, Patty Fernandez, Jessica Gonzalez, Angelica Hernandez, Cynthia Milian, Mayra Mora, Nelson Ocampo, Brian Quintero, Doris Rodriguez and Rick Soliz.
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COVID-19 Updates
For the latest updates on the courts and other COVID-19 resources, visit hba.org/updates.
Member Benefit: HBA Career Center
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