Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Monday, October 14, 2019
Collect Clothing, Diapers, Luggage & Funds for Houstonians in Need
The Campaign for the Homeless Committee is accepting clothing, disposable diapers, soft luggage and monetary donations for its annual drive. Click here to submit the participation form and to learn more. Contribute funds at www.hba.org/clothingdrive. Collect donations at your office throughout October and drop off items November 4-16.
Discuss First Amendment with High Schoolers for Law Day This Fall
The HBA Law Week Committee is seeking volunteers for its dialogue program to visit local high schools and discuss the topic "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society" with students. Presentation materials are provided and volunteers are placed in 3-person teams. To sign up, contact committee co-chair Charles Shaw at shaw_charles@dao.hctx.net.
Less Than One Month Left to Support Pro Bono Through Harvest Celebration
The 70th Annual Harvest Celebration, benefiting Houston Volunteer Lawyers, is Veterans' Day, Monday, November 11, 2019 at River Oaks Country Club. Visit www.hba.org/harvestcelebration to purchase tickets online, or contact Diane Cervenka at dianec@hba.org  or (713) 759-1133 to become an underwriter today.

Click here to see who has supported the 2019 Harvest Celebration.
Judicial Evaluation Poll Set to Open Oct. 21
All HBA members who are current on their dues  will be invited to participate in the HBA's biannual Judicial Evaluation Poll via an email from BallotBoxOnline.com on Monday, October 21. Members will have three weeks to complete the evaluation. Please watch your inbox next Monday for a message from ballotboxonline.com.
Beautify Houston Botanic Garden with L4BH
The HBA's Lawyers for a Beautiful Houston (L4BH) Committee's first event of the bar year is Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Help the committee perform horticultural tasks and site beautification at the new Houston Botanic Garden. All ages welcome. Click here to RSVP.
Help Family Law Section Spread Holiday Cheer at Visitation Center
The HBA Family Law Section is adopting the Domestic Relations Office's Visitation Center for its year-end service project. For information on the gift drive and holiday party volunteer opportunity, visit the section's webpage.
Support Kay Sim Endowment to Maintain Access to Justice in Houston
The Kay Sim Endowment, when added to the HBF's existing funds, will sustain future annual funding for pro bono legal services in Harris County through Houston Volunteer Lawyers. Help ensure access to justice for Houstonians in need: visit www.hba.org/endowment to learn more and make a donation.
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Thanks & Congratulations...
Thank you to Fort Bend Lawyers Care, the Fort Bend County Bar Association, and the attorneys who volunteered at the Veterans Legal Initiative clinic at the Richmond VA Outpatient Facility on October 12: Felicia Alexander, Matthew Allen, Ozzie Bayazitoglu, Michael Bell, Katie Belleville, Whitney Bosworth, Glen D. Dunbar, Ed Mattingly, and Chris Wood.
Trinity Legal Supports Pro Bono Week
Through the month of October, Trinity Legal Discovery will donate 1% of sales to Houston Volunteer Lawyers in support of pro bono legal services. Take advantage at trinitylegaldiscovery.com .
Shopping for the Harvest Celebration?
Shop at Tootsies October 25 through November 10, and when you mention "Harvest Celebration," a portion of sales will be donated to the Houston Bar Foundation.