Houston Bar Association e-Bulletin
Monday, September 10, 2018
Don't Miss Out! Read the September Bulletin
Stay on top of this month's news and events by reading the September 2018 issue of the Houston Bar Bulletin. Click here to read!
Judicial Preference Poll Open for Voting
The HBA's 2018 Judicial Preference Poll is open for voting. Voting is online only, and all current HBA members with a valid email address should have received an email providing access to participate in the poll. The email will be from noreply @ballotboxonline.com and the subject line will be 2018 HBA Judicial Preference Poll Ballot. Voting closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018. Contact Tara Shockley at (713) 759-1133 or  taras@hba.org with any questions.
Bring Book Donations to Heritage Plaza
Now Through Friday
The HBA Lawyers for Literacy Committee is collecting all donations for our 25th annual Book Drive, through this Friday, September 14. Drop off books at Heritage Plaza, 1111 Bagby Street, Houston 77002 -- either in the HBA office (FLB#200) 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or at the loading dock on the Dallas Street side of the building, 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. You can also contact Bonnie Simmons at (713) 759-1133 or bonnies@hba.org with any questions.

The committee is also accepting volunteers to help sort book donations at Heritage Plaza, any day now through September 28. Contact Bonnie Simmons to sign up.
Volunteer at Special Olympics Golf Tournament, Sept. 17
Special Olympics Texas - Area 4 is in need of volunteer referees, assistants and buddies for athletes, and is asking the HBA for help! Anyone can volunteer at the SOTX Golf Tournament, Monday, September 17, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Windrose Golf Club. Click here to sign up.
Thank a Disabled Veteran by Sponsoring
Sept. 20 Golf Tournament
There are 43 disabled veterans who would like to play in the Veterans Golf Tournament on September 20, but more sponsors are needed to accommodate all those who have told the VA they would like to play. If you would like to say "thank you" to a disabled veteran and join them for a relaxing day of golf at Cypresswood Golf Club, please consider  a $200 sponsorship to cover the cost of green fees and meals for yourself and a veteran partner.  Click here to register your sponsorship. Want to sponsor so a disabled veteran can enjoy a day of golf, but don't want to play? Contact Roger Rider at rrider@rogerrider.com .
Enjoy the Houston Ballet's Nutcracker with HBA Member Discount
The HBA announces an exciting member benefit! Save 10% on tickets to any performance of the Houston Ballet's Nutcracker when you buy online and use the promo code SNOWQUEEN. Click here for more information.
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Underwriting Opportunities Still Available!
Join your colleagues for a night celebrating pro bono! 100% of the proceeds from this event go to the Houston Bar Foundation, which provides vital legal services for low-income Houstonians. 

The 69th Annual Harvest Celebration is Monday, November 12, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at  River Oaks Country ClubGet your tickets now! 

Underwriting inquiries:
Diane Cervenka
Director of Development
(713) 759-1133.
The HBA welcomes this new member of the 100 Club!

Click here to see more about the HBA's 100 Club. 
Join Your Colleagues in an HBA Section
Did you know the HBA has 26 law sections to enhance your practice with specialized CLE and networking opportunities? Consider joining one or more HBA sections, as nearly 1,000 HBA members did last month alone! Click here to learn more about sections or join sections online.
Thanks & Congrats...
The Houston Business Journal has named 56 women as honorees for the 2018 Women Who Mean Business Awards. Included among honorees are Hillary Holmes, partner and co-chair of capital markets, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, as an Outstanding Leader in Law, and Wafa Abdin, executive director, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, as an Outstanding Nonprofit Leader.