Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Monday, February 10, 2020
Houston Bar Foundation: 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 add a raffle ticket to your purchase! Check out third prize, a one-of-a-kind jacket celebrating Houston's sports teams, below! 

Support the Kay Sim Endowment
Proceeds from the raffle will be contributed to the Kay Sim Endowment for Equal Access to Justice in Houston. Visit  hba.org/endowment to learn more and make a donation online to support the future of legal aid in our community.
Online Registration Closes Tomorrow for This Saturday's Law Week Fun Run!
The HBA Fun Run Committee has a friendly competition among the legal community to win awards based on registration, publicity, and volunteering for the race this Saturday, February 15 at Sam Houston Park Downtown. The 35th annual 8K, 1 mile walk, and kids' 1K benefits The Center for Pursuit.  Register online for an individual or three-person team or learn more at www.lawweekfunrun.com.

Online registration closes tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. In-person registration is available at packet-pickup on Thursday, noon - 7:00 p.m. at The Center for Pursuit Cullen Hall, or Friday, noon - 7:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet Greenbriar, or race day from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the registration tent. Groups of 10+ participants receive packet delivery if registered by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. Learn more about the registration competition. Thank you to our sponsors! Contact Bonnie Simmons at 713-759-1133 or bonnies@hba.org for any questions.
Come to the HBAA Cookoff, Feb. 15
The HBA Auxiliary's 6th Annual Chili & Pie Cookoff, benefiting the HBAA Charitable Fund's Scholarship Program, is February 15 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bayou City Events Center Pavilion. Fun for the whole family! Click here to purchase your tickets.
We're $24,000 Away! Help HBA & Habitat Build Hope for a Local Family
Help the HBA Habitat Committee raise $75,000 to fund its 23rd home build! 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" in the memo, delivered to the Houston Bar, 1111 Bagby Street, FLB#200, Houston, Texas 77002. Sponsors at $250 or more are recognized with a brick on the build site sign as well as additional recognition on the HBA website, the HBA Habitat Committee's Facebook page, and various HBA publications. Click here for details.
Mentor a Newly-Licensed Attorney
The Professionalism 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 apply as a mentor.
Hold 'Em for HYLF, Feb. 27
Join lawyers, judges, and friends in raising money for HYLF's Grant Program. The Houston Young Lawyers Foundation is hosting its 4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament on Thursday, February 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at True Anomaly Brewing Co. Click here to register or learn more. Contact Alex Roberts or Veronica Rossitto to learn how to become a sponsor for this event. 
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February Bulletin Out Now
Click here to read the February 2020 issue of the Houston Bar Bulletin.
Thanks & Congrats
Thank you to the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, and the following attorneys for staffing Consejos Legales on Feb. 6: Ryan Cantu, Cynthia Castanon, Brian Quintero, Doris Rodriguez, and Rick Soliz.

Thank you to the Galveston County Bar Association and the following attorneys who volunteered for the February 8 Veterans Legal Clinic at the Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic: Joshua Dunegan, Max Fin, Rhonda Hernandez, Emilio Longoria, Ed Mattingly and Christina Ryholt.

Thank you to Innovative Legal Solutions for sponsoring the Law Day Essay Contest, and to Powell, Youngblood & Taylor, LLP for sponsoring the Special Needs Contests. Interested in sponsoring the photography or poster contests? Email bonnies@hba.org.
Save the Dates in 2020!
Annual HBA Golf Tournament: Thursday, April 30

HBA Annual Dinner & 150th Anniversary Celebration: Thursday, May 14

2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit: Friday, September 18
You're Invited: Judge Chang Portrait Unveiling
The Hon. Jim Kovach invites you to attend the portrait unveiling ceremony for former Civil Court at Law #2 Judge Theresa Chang. Friday, Feb. 21, noon at the Civil Courthouse 17th Floor Ceremonial Courtroom. Reception to follow. RSVP: rsvp@judgechang.com.