Communities In Schools

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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.

View HBA/CIS Program Description | Download legal intern job description





2019-2020 Co-Chairs:

Misty Gasiorowski, Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
James Phillips, BakerHostetler LLP

For more information on this committee, contact Bonnie Simmons at or (713) 759-1133.