Tag Archives: Houston Bar Association

Houston Volunteer Lawyers receives $125K grant for veterans initiative

The Houston Bar Association’s volunteer lawyer service received a $125,000 boost for its veterans legal aid program from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ Veterans Legal Initiative, which started in 2008, serves more than 2,300 veterans and spouses of deceased veterans annually, helping them in all areas of civil law.… Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association announces new president

The Houston Bar Association on Thursday announced Neil D. Kelly as its new president. Kelly, a partner in Andrews Kurth, succeeds outgoing President Laura Gibson of Dentons US as head of the organization, the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation with 11,300 members, according to an HBA press release. A member of the … Continue Reading

Harris County judiciary, Houston Bar present pro bono awards

The Harris County judiciary and Houston Bar Association presented their Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards at a ceremony May 2. Law firms, individuals, and a corporate legal department received the accolades for their work to provide legal services to low-income Harris County residents. The awards were established eight years ago in an effort to encourage … Continue Reading

Houston Bar offering LegalLine for storm victims

Houston-area residents affected by recent flooding and other severe weather can find answers to their legal questions next week through the Houston Bar Association’s LegalLine. Residents can call (713) 759-1133 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2-6 to speak with an attorney on consumer issues such as insurance, property, landlord-tenant law, contracts, and disaster … Continue Reading

Registration open for University of Houston’s ‘People’s Law School’

The University of Houston Law Center will reconvene its free “People’s Law School,” on Saturday with courses in 13 different areas of law. The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon in Max Krost Hall and include more than 30 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors teaching the courses. According to a news release, … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association’s ‘Will-A-Thon’ sets screening dates

Harris County residents who are older than 60, disabled or veterans, and who meet low-income guidelines, qualify for free help with simple wills and basic medical directives provided through a “Will-A-Thon” hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. To apply for assistance through the Will-A-Thon, you must call 713-228-0735 between 9 a.m. and … Continue Reading

Houston Bar interview workshop prepares law students for success

By Rehan Alimohammad, Guest Blogger The 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 … Continue Reading

Attorneys, associations celebrate Constitution Day with readings, presentations

Organizations of attorneys throughout the state of Texas have planned special events to honor Constitution Day – the nationally recognized holiday marking the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. As part of the celebration, more than 100 attorneys from the Houston Bar Association will read to 209 classes in elementary schools across … Continue Reading

Harvest Celebration raises more than $668,000

The Houston Bar Association, Houston Bar Foundation, and Houston Bar Association Auxiliary hosted the 65th Harvest Celebration on Monday, Nov. 17, raising over $668,000 for pro bono efforts. More than 1,000 Houston Bar Association members and guests attended the event, which honored area law firms, corporate legal departments, and individuals who are providing pro bono … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Taylor Lamb

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support the National Pro Bono Celebration (Oct. 19-25). Pro bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community is doing to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage more people in the legal community to get involved. Today, we feature Taylor Lamb for her invaluable work in the Houston legal community.… Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association publishes updated Elder Law Handbook

The Houston Bar Association has completed the annual update of its 40-page Elder Law Handbook, which is now available at no charge to individuals and organizations. The revised handbook features helpful information on numerous legal topics relevant to senior citizens and their families, including social security, Medicare and Medicaid, wills and probate, guardianship, burial provisions, … Continue Reading
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