Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Monday, November 4, 2019
Harvest Celebration Only One Week Away! Get Tickets Now
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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.

To guarantee a printed nametag, the deadline to submit attendees' names is noon on Friday, November 8. Send names to Ashley Steininger, ashleyg@hba.org.
Judicial Evaluation Closes 5:00 p.m. Friday
The 2019 HBA Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8. All current HBA members with a valid email address on file have been invited to participate via a unique email from noreply@ BallotBoxOnline. com. Please make sure your spam filter will allow this email address. Members should have personal, firsthand experience before a judge to evaluate that judge. If you have not yet participated, you will receive reminder emails from BallotBoxOnline.
This Saturday, Beautify the Botanic Garden
The HBA's Lawyers for a Beautiful Houston (L4BH) Committee's first event of the bar year is this 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.
Drop off Clothing, Diapers & Luggage Now Through Nov. 15
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

Drop off donations at the Heritage Plaza loading dock on Dallas Street, weekdays November 1-15, 8:00-11:00 a.m. or 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Through November 14, the HBA is also accepting item and monetary donations to fill gift bags for veterans living at DeGeorge at Union Station and U.S. Vets at Midtown Terrace. Click here to learn more and make a donation online.
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.
Check Out Other Local CLEs This Week
Intellectual Property Law Lecture
The University of Houston Law Center and Houston Intellectual Property Law Association present "Toward a Normative Theory of Design Patents" with Professor Sarah Burstein for 1 hour of MCLE credit, Thursday, November 7 from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. at The Houston Club. Click here to register.

Immigration Law Seminar
You are invited to an immigration law program sponsored by the Harris County Attorney's Office and Thurgood Marshall School of Law, covering "The Basics of Representing Unaccompanied Children," Friday, November 8, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Attendees earn 4.25 hours of MCLE credit, including .5 hour of ethics. Click here to register.
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Thanks & Congratulations...
Thank you to everyone hosting a blood drive through the HBA this month. Click here to see the schedule.
Shopping for the Harvest Celebration?
Shop at Tootsies through November 10, and when you mention "Harvest Celebration," a portion of sales will be donated to the Houston Bar Foundation.
Support Kay Sim Endowment
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.
Law Week Fun Run Registration Now Open
Click here to register online for the 35th HBA John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Sponsorships are available! Click here for details.