Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Monday, February 22, 2021hba.org
Bar News & Upcoming Events
Disaster Recovery Resources
The HBA has compiled disaster recovery resources for the public and Houston attorneys in the wake of severe winter weather. Visit hba.org/recovery for information »
Law Week Fun Run Virtual Events Extended Through Feb. 28
Registration and participation for the virtual 36th Annual HBA John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run have been extended through Sunday, February 28. Run or walk anywhere, anytime in support of The Center for PursuitRegister yourself, team, friends, and family now »
For announcements, door prizes and more, follow the Law Week Fun Run on Facebook and Instagram »
Communities In Schools
Empower a high school student interested in the legal profession by providing a paid 8-week summer internship through the HBA/CIS Summer Legal Internship Program. Students are eagerly awaiting virtual or in person opportunities. Learn more and sign up as an employer »
HBA Events Postponed
Due to inclement weather, the HBA has postponed certain events. Watch the HBA website for updates »
Meet the New Harris County Judges
Meet Judge Jeralynn Manor, 80th District Court
The new Harris County judges introduce themselves to the bar in interviews with HBA President Bill Kroger. Meet Judge Jeralynn Manor. View Bill Kroger's introduction to the series and meet a new judge every week »
Volunteer & Giving Opportunities
Blood Drive
Please consider donating blood at today's HBA/HBAA/HYLA blood drive at AmCap Mortgage Company (9999 Bellaire). Schedule your appointment »
Give Back
There are many ways members can help the HBA give back to the community, from item and monetary donations to volunteer hours. See our current projects »
Implicit Bias CLE Program
The HBA is developing an educational training program to study and address implicit bias in the legal profession and the justice system. A critical element in determining pricing for this important programming is the level of support from leaders in our legal community who are committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the Houston Bar. Haynes and Boone LLP made a trailblazing grant of $10,000 to support the work of the HBA/HBF on justice reformPlease consider joining Haynes and Boone and other leaders as sponsors »
Partner Programs
Proposed Rules Changes Voting Open Now
Texas attorneys will have the opportunity to vote on eight proposed rule changes that include conflicts of interest in pro bono cases, lawyer advertising, diminished capacity in clients, confidentiality, professional misconduct and other issues. Voting opened on February 2 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 5. Learn more and vote »
American Constitution Society Presents 'A Republic, If You Can Keep It'
Join ACS state and national organizations and bar associations for a virtual panel discussion on "A Republic if You Can Keep It: Our Professional Responsibility to Safeguard the Rule of Law," February 25 at 7:15 p.m. Learn more & RSVP »
UHLC Black History Month Lecture
The University of Houston Law Center presents a virtual lecture on "Genealogical Research into America's Antebellum Past," February 25 at 5:30 p.m. Register for free »
District Courts Black History Month Commemoration
Join Harris County District Court Judges in a virtual commemoration of Black History Month, March 4 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. See details and RSVP »
Federal Bar Association Accepting Blask Fellowship Applications
The S.D. Tex. Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Blask Foundation are accepting applications from law students for the 2021 Blask Fellowship. A limited number of applicants who serve as legal interns with a federal court or agency within the Southern District this summer will be selected for the awards. For more information, email Marianne Bliss »
Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Houston Volunteer Lawyers is seeking 30 volunteer attorneys to assist with three drive-thru CDC declaration clinics in Harris County on February 27. Learn how you can help »
Thanks, Congratulations & Other Features
Thanks & Congratulations...
We continue to be warmed by the caring generosity of our members. Thank you for helping each other and our neighbors through last week's severe weather.
New HBA Member Benefits
GlobalFit is offering 5%-20% off Gym Memberships, Individual Fitness Classes and Virtual Wellness Programs for HBA members. Activate your membership today »
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