By Rehan Alimohammad, Guest Blogger

interview workshop with panelistsThe Houston Bar Association’s Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession (MOILP) Committee held its annual interview workshop January 20 to prepare applicants for upcoming interviews with potential employers through the MOILP 1L Summer Clerkship and Mentoring Program.

Over 75 students from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, South Texas College of Law, and the University of Houston Law Center attended the workshop.

I had the pleasure of moderating the workshop, which covered important topics such as preparation, dress, types of questions to expect, questions to ask, tips on closing the interview, and common mistakes. The panelists included Travis Torrence, vice president at Jiffy Lube International; L. Renee Lowe, Harris County assistant county attorney; Chevazz Brown, partner at Jackson Walker LLP; and Tiffiny Fayle, director of firm marketing and recruiting at Chamberlain Hrdlicka.

The 1L Summer Clerkship Program is an important part of the Houston Bar Association’s mission to serve the needs of the legal community through a vibrant and inclusive local bar.

For more information about the MOILP Committee or to participate in the upcoming MOILP Summer Luncheon, contact Co-Chairs Chevazz Brown ( or Farrah Martinez (

Rehan Alimohammad is a minority director for the State Bar of Texas and partner at Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC.