Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Monday, May 18 , 2020
Membership Renewal
Please take a moment to log in to your account at hba.org and renew your membership. Continuing your HBA membership means you can take full advantage of all of your HBA membership benefits, including 26 active substantive law Sections, 32 Committees, and free online CLE, among others. If you have membership questions or trouble logging in, please contact Leo Skelly at leos@hba.org.
Signups Open for 2020-21 HBA Committees
Enhance your professional and personal development by signing up for an HBA committee! If you are already on a committee, don't forget to re-apply. The deadline is May 30. Click here for the committee description flyer. Click here for the signup form. If you have any questions, contact Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org.
Learn More About Helping Those Facing Eviction
With the moratorium lifting on May 18, many Houstonians in need may face eviction. Please consider volunteering to help families and individuals stay in their homes by signing up to learn more through Houston Volunteer Lawyers.  Click here to have HVL contact you with information.
Join TAJF's Justice Jam, May 20
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) invites you to its virtual Justice Jam fundraiser, beginning at noon this Wednesday, May 20.  Emceed by Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, the first-of-its kind event will raise funds for the emergency legal aid work supported by TAJF. Click here to register for the event on Zoom. If you can't make it, you can still donate to the Emergency Legal Aid Fund.
Sign up to Volunteer for Virtual LegalLine
The HBA is continuing to operate its LegalLine program virtually. Volunteers provide simple, free, legal advice over the phone in 20 minute segments from the comfort of their home or office. Sign up to volunteer as an individual or recruit four attorneys from your firm, company, or group for a LegalLine session in the 2020-2021 bar year.
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Daily Updates
The HBA is posting updates on the COVID-19 response every day at hba.org/updates.
Read the May Houston Bar Bulletin
The May 2020 issue of the Houston Bar Bulletin is now available. Click here to read.
Thanks & Congrats...
Thank you to those who volunteered for the May 13 LegalLine session: Matthew Acosta, David Adams, Anietie Akpan, Maliha Ali, Heather Asselin, Mitch Athey, Katie Belleville, Patricia Billings, Lauren Brogdon, Claudia Canales, Lawrence Cerf, Brandon Chen, Amy Dinn, Lindsay Dofelmier, Reggie Fox, Kathleen Gasner, Diane Guariglia, Austin Jacobs, Carla Krystyniak, Daniella Landers, Le'Paul Jack, Sarah McLean, Joshua Mermis, Emily Mott, Stephen Noh, Ronald Robertson, Barbara Schnack, Josh Verde, Adam Weaver, Tasha Wilson, and Alexander Witschey.