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"We are working together providing enriching environments in which at-risk students can work, learn, and be inspired by legal professionals." - Tanya Urban, Gibbs & Bruns LLP
Every year, the HBA partners with Communities In Schools of Houston to provide summer employment opportunities to outstanding junior and senior students at local at-risk high schools. In addition to a paid 8-week internship, participating employees enjoy visits to local courts and law schools, mock trials, networking and mentorship mixers, skills classes, and a celebration at the end of the program.
Thank you to our ceremony speakers today for inspiring students to remain resilient during these uncertain times, and for the HBA/CIS legal interns who gave their program testimonies @SylvesterTurner Rusty Hardin @thehba CIS CEO, Lisa Descant Bill Kroger of @bakerbotts pic.twitter.com/R6t0XY0LSM— Communities In Schools of Houston (@cishouston) July 30, 2020
Thank you to those who have hosted online enrichment programs for this year's HBA/CIS interns
Kristen M. Guiseppi,
Director, Pipeline Programs at University of Houston Law Center
"Being a Lawyer in the New Normal" with James Nortey, Samantha Hughes, Catherine Eschbach, Humberto Padilla Gonzalez, Vanessa Garza, and Norma Orozco of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Harris County District Clerk Marilyn Burgess
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod
Thank you to this year's CIS employers!
- Blank Rome LLP
- Dobrowski, Larkin & Stafford LLP
- Federation of Teachers
- Gibbs & Bruns LLP
- Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
- Jackson Walker LLP
- Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
- Reynolds Frizzell LLP
- Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
The HBA partners with Communities In Schools of Houston to provide summer legal internships to deserving 11th and 12th grade at-risk students who have an interest in the legal profession. This program also includes enrichment activities for all student applicants, such as hearing from lawyers and judges about the legal profession, virtual visits to law schools, law firms, and courts, and a moot court experience. Hired applicants will also enjoy a virtual orientation, an attorney mentor, and a program celebration at the end of the summer session.
And we are off to another year of our @cishouston Summer Legal internships at our fortune 500 law firms. Ms. Samantha Rdz and Samantha Alaniz of @Milby_HS are our first placements good luck ladies make us proud. @Rruiz3Rruiz2 pic.twitter.com/yXmgg86nbw— La Raza 97 (@LaRaza971) February 19, 2020
Misty Gasiorowski, Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
James Phillips, BakerHostetler LLP
Pamela Medina, Medina Law Texas, PLLC
Agape Ogbonda, Airswift
For more information on this committee, contact Bonnie Simmons at email@example.com or (713) 759-1133.