Dear HBA Members:
It has given me great pleasure to serve as your president during 2019-2020. Together, we have accomplished much for our profession and our community. I thank each and every one of you for your service, your dedication to the law, and the privilege of leading this great organization at the beginning of our 150th year.
Please click here to see the accomplishments of the 2019-2020 bar year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant many adjustments as the HBA and members work from home and observe social distancing guidelines. Accordingly, it is doubtful that we will be able to hold our Annual Dinner and 150th Anniversary Celebration, as hoped. However, we continue to recognize outstanding HBA leaders through the President’s Awards for Committees and Sections, the Justice Eugene A. Cook Professionalism Award and the Justice Ruby Kless Sondock Award. Below are the award recipients for 2019-2020.
Justice Ruby Kless Sondock Award:
Hon. Alice Oliver-Parrott
Justice Eugene A. Cook Professionalism Award:
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Harris County District Attorney’s Office
Continuing Legal Education Committee:
Rick Anderson and Stacey E. Burke
Fun Run Committee:
Brooksie Bonvillain Boutet, Steven Howard and Alex Kamel
Gender Fairness Committee:
Kristin Kruse Lotz, Emery Gullickson Richards and Marissa Marquez
Lawyers for Literacy Committee:
Alvin Adjei, Karan Ciotti and Chanler Langham
Hon. Steven Kirkland, Hon. Daryl Moore and Hon. Kim Ogg
The Houston Lawyer Editorial Board:
Family Law Section:
Corporate Counsel Section:
And finally, please take a few moments to look at images of the activities, programs and people that made the HBA a great organization throughout this bar year.
Please click here for a slideshow of 2019-2020.
On May 12, Bill Kroger of Baker Botts took office as the 2020-2021 president of the HBA. Bill and his new board will be excellent leaders as Houston faces the challenges of the coming year. Thank you again for being part of the Houston Bar Association, and I wish you good health and Godspeed.
Benny Agosto, Jr.
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner
2019-2020 President, Houston Bar Association