Houston area pro bono legal services received a big boost thanks to money raised at the 68th Harvest Celebration at the River Oaks Country Club.
At the November 13 celebration, $735,200 in underwriting was raised to support pro bono legal services in Houston. The celebration benefits the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, a Houston Bar Association project that assists low-income residents with family law, consumer law, probate, and other civil legal problems.
The Harvest Celebration, sponsored by the HBA, Houston Bar Foundation, and Houston Bar Association Auxiliary, has raised nearly $7.5 million in pro bono legal services in Harris County in the last 18 years, according to a press release.
This year’s attendees included HBA President Alistair Dawson and his wife, Wendy Dawson; Houston Bar Foundation Chair Travis Sales and his wife, Sandy Sales; and HBA Auxiliary President Lisa Sharp and her husband, Phillip Sharp, of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.