The Houston Bar Association, or HBA, and the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, or HVL, have named Michael Hofrichter as executive director of HVL.

Hofrichter previously served as HVL’s operations and compliance director, interim executive director, and interim low income tax clinic director. He joined HVL in 2010 upon graduating from the University of Houston Law Center. Hofrichter has worked with volunteers, supported legal clinics, and presented CLE programs and has has been instrumental in the development of HVL’s technology-based projects including online volunteer opportunities, disaster response, and document assembly.

“In my career at Houston Volunteer Lawyers, I’ve focused on helping those in need—the clients with legal issues and the volunteers seeking pro bono opportunities,” Hofrichter said in a press release. “In this new role, I look forward to working with all the volunteers and staff of Houston Volunteer Lawyers to continue making an impact in our community and improving the lives of our neighbors and clients.”

Hofrichter serves on the executive committee of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness, the Statewide Disaster Pro Bono Technology Committee, and the HBA’s Elder Law Committee and County Law Library Committee.

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