Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Monday, January 13, 2020
Reid Ryan to Speak at HBF Luncheon, Feb. 25
 Join the Houston Bar Foundation for its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. Keynote speaker will be Reid Ryan, Executive Advisor of Business Relations for the Houston Astros. Susan Bickley of Blank Rome LLP will succeed Travis Torrence of Shell Oil Company as Foundation Chair, and the Foundation will present annual awards for pro bono service and volunteerism.  Click here to purchase tickets or a table. Be sure to take note of the new raffle opportunity on the ticket order form!
Bring Your Office Out to Run or Walk -- Support The Center for Pursuit!
The HBA Law Week Fun Run Committee has a friendly competition among the legal community to win awards based on registration, publicity, and volunteering for the 35th 8K race on February 15 at Sam Houston Park Downtown. The annual 8K, 1 mile walk, and Kids 1K benefits The Center for Pursuit. Click here to join the Registration competitionThank you to our sponsors!  Register online for an individual or three-person team or  
Learn more at www.lawweekfunrun.com.

HBA/Habitat: Make a Family's Dreams Come True in 2020
Help the HBA Habitat Committee raise $75,000 to fund its 23rd home build by January! Please consider donating any amount online at houstonhabitat.org/hba, or visit the committee's webpage for more information. Donations are also welcomed via cash or check made to Houston Bar Foundation with "Habitat 2019-20" in the memo, delivered to the Houston Bar, 1111 Bagby Street FLB#200, Houston, Texas 77002.
HBA Website to Add New Features Jan. 20
On Monday, January 20, 2020, the HBA website will launch new features as part of a larger transition to a new member management and database system. In order to protect our members' information, passwords will not automatically transfer to the new database. Please watch for an email on or after January 20 with information on how to update your HBA website login.
Professionalism Mentorship CLE Breakfast Jan. 23
All HBA members are invited to the Professionalism Committee's free event, January 23, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. at the Civil Courthouse Ceremonial Suite, "Strengthening Your Mentor-Mentee Relationship" with UHLC Professor Lonny Hoffman. Breakfast and 1 hour MCLE ethics credit included! Click here to RSVP.
Mentor a Newly-Licensed Attorney
The committee is seeking HBA members licensed for 5+ years to become mentors in its mentorship program. Mentors in all areas of law are welcome. Click here to learn more about the HBA mentorship program. Click here to apply as a mentor.
HBA LGBTQ+ Speed Networking Reception Jan. 28 - Join a Coaching Circle
All HBA members are invited to the LGBTQ+ Committee's Speed Networking event at 6:00 p.m. on January 28 at  Porter Hedges . The event includes a brief presentation on effective professional networking and relationship building for lawyers. Click here to register online for free.

The HBA LGBTQ+ Committee is launching its Coaching Circles program to enable HBA members to coach each other to achieve positive career and professional development outcomes and results. A ttendance at the January 28 event is preferred, but not mandatory, for Coaching Circle participants.  Click here to learn more and sign up for the program.
Summer Employment for At-Risk High School Students
The HBA partners with Communities In Schools Houston to provide summer legal internship opportunities to students in at-risk local high schools who are interested in a future in the legal field. Click here to learn more about the program and submit an employer application online. The deadline to apply as an employer is January 31.
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Support the Kay Sim Endowment
Start your new year by supporting access to justice in our community. Click here to donate online to the HBF's Kay Sim Endowment for Maintaining Access to Justice in Houston.
Read the January 2020 Bulletin
The January 2020 issue of the Houston Bar Bulletin is here with the news you need to start your month. Click here.
Save the Dates in 2020!
Law & the Media Seminar, Saturday, February 1

Annual HBA Golf Tournament: Thursday, April 30

HBA Annual Dinner & 150th Anniversary Celebration: Thursday, May 14
First Court of Appeals Positions Available

The First Court of Appeals is accepting applications for Staff Attorney positions.