Continuing Legal Education



The Houston Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Department provides quality legal education programs for attorneys in Houston and surrounding counties.

For more information, contact Ashley Steininger at (713) 759-1133 or

The Houston Bar Association adopted the following policy for speakers at HBA events:
All HBA members, including judges and candidates for public office, can serve as speakers at HBA events and programs. There should be no active campaigning, no literature distributed, no buttons worn, essentially nothing to indicate that a member or judge is in a contested race for office, and nothing urging a favorable vote. All HBA members, including judges and judicial candidates, may serve on HBA committees.

HBA CLE Update, May 27 - June 3, 2020

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Update: The HBA/CLE in-person Friday Seminars are canceled, until further notice.

The HBA's Friday Afternoon CLE Seminars are moving to Webinars starting May 8! Pre-register to participate:

Each seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit, and many offer ethics credit as well. These seminars are free to HBA members, providing over 50 hours of MCLE credit per year at no cost.

May 2019 – March 2020 HBA CLE Seminar Brochure.

March – July 2020 HBA CLE Seminar Brochure.

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Online Videos

The HBA presents free CLE programming for members only. Upon clicking on the video links below, you will be prompted to log in using your HBA account information. You can also create an account on that same page. Watch for more free, members-only CLE videos throughout the year.

Click here to start watching at your convenience.

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Members receive a 20% discount on HBA Continuing Legal Education programs from Call HBA office at (713) 759-1133 for the discount code.
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Lunch & Learn Programs


There are no upcoming lunch ‘n’ learn events at this time. Please check back for updates.


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Click here to see photos from the HBA's LGBTQ+ Community Legal Symposium on March 11!

The HBA's Ethics Program from February 21 will soon be available for HBA members to watch for free online for CLE credit. Check back for videos to become available.


The HBA’s CLE Committee presents full-day and half-day institutes on a variety of topics each year. Institutes are approved for MCLE hours and most include ethics hours.

Click here to watch the 2019 Diversity Summit.

Click here to watch the 2018 Saturday Ethics Seminar.

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Click here to go to the HBA Wellness page!



HBA Presents: The Mindful Law Firm [Teaser] from Houston Bar Association on Vimeo.


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Attorneys who would like to earn a certificate in Guardianship Ad Litem in the Probate Courts can watch a video in the HBA office.

Effective September 1, 2015, new legislation now requires a 4-hour certification course for attorneys who want to serve as guardian ad litems in the probate courts. Attorneys applicants of guardianship must also be certified. One hour of the certification course must be on alternatives to guardianship. The HBA is now offering a video of its “2015 Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts Institute,” which meets certification requirements. The cost to watch the video is $70 for HBA members; $140 for non-members. To schedule an appointment in the HBA office, contact Ashley Steininger at (713) 759-1133 or

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