Tag Archives: HBA

Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration raises over $900,000 for pro bono legal services

The Houston Bar Association’s 72nd Harvest Celebration raised over $900,000 to support pro bono legal services for low-income Houstonians. More than 1,100 HBA members and guests attended the in-person event on November 8 at the River Oaks Country Club. The Harvest Celebration is sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, or HBA, the Houston Bar Foundation, … Continue Reading

Houston Volunteer Lawyers offers free legal representation in eviction cases for low-income Harris County residents

Houston Volunteer Lawyers is offering low-income individuals who may face eviction proceedings the opportunity to apply for free legal representation. Applications may be submitted online at makejusticehappen.org/Apply-Online, by email at info@hvlp.org, and by fax to 713-228-5826. Applicants should be prepared to give as much information about their case as possible, including an eviction case number … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association hosts COVID-19-related LegalLine service

The Houston Bar Association invites members of the public needing help with legal inquiries to sign up for the free LegalLine program from 5 to 8 p.m. April 22. Those needing assistance with general legal questions or COVID-19-related inquiries—including unemployment; eviction, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act; the Families First Coronavirus … Continue Reading

Michael Hofrichter named executive director of Houston Volunteer Lawyers

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. … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

The Galveston County Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will host a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 in suite 206 of the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.  Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive one-on-one counsel from a … Continue Reading

Fort Bend County Offers Free Legal Clinic for Veterans

Veterans in need of legal advice or assistance can attend a free legal clinic on Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic, 22001 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200, Richmond, TX 77469. No appointment is necessary. Any veterans, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive advice and counsel from … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Tomball

Volunteer attorneys will be at the Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic (1200 W. Main St.) this Saturday, Nov. 14, to provide free legal advice and assistance to veterans and spouses of deceased veterans. From 9 a.m. to noon, lawyers will offer counsel in all areas of law, including family, consumer, and disability and veterans benefits. No … Continue Reading

HBA expands veterans clinic

Each Friday, the Houston Bar Association’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers provide free legal advice in all areas of civil law to veterans and spouses of deceased veterans at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center. Thanks to a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, beginning in July, the clinic’s operating hours will expand to 1 to 5 … Continue Reading

New HBA president will focus on education, member benefits, pro bono

Laura Gibson, a partner in Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall, has assumed the role of president of the Houston Bar Association—the fifth-largest metropolitan bar association in the nation. She is only the fourth woman to hold the position in the association’s 145-year history. “I am honored to serve, especially to follow in the footsteps … Continue Reading