Lawyers for Literacy

This committee coordinates the annual HBA book drive among law firms, corporations and individuals and conducts readings to Harris County elementary schools for Constitution Day and Law Day.

Due to health concerns, the HBA's 2020 Law Week Reading Program has been canceled.


Cover of What Do You Do with a Voice Like That


2019 Constitution Day Readings Report

  • 101 schools
  • 8,633 students
  • 89 volunteers

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2019 Book Drive Report

  • 10,339 books donated
  • 81 book donors
  • 44 book recipients
  • 33 volunteers
  • $32,626 raised
  • 4 Little Free Libraries Built

Thank you to all who donated to the Shearn Elementary School Library Rebuild Fund!

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“On behalf of the more than 42,000 students we serve, we would like to thank you and the Houston Bar Association community for hosting a book drive to benefit our program. The 337 books you collected will ensure that even more at-risk students in Houston have access to age-appropriate books within their homes. We are so very grateful for your meaningful support!”
Books Between Kids


Attorneys from Latham Watkins with book donations
Attorneys from Latham & Watkins donated books to the 2019 Lawyers for Literacy Book Drive.
Joe Buoni reading to a group of students.
Joe Buoni of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP read What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? to students at Creighton Elementary School for Constitution Day 2019.
Wise BBG students posing for a picture.
Wise BBG members from Bellaire High School dropped off school supplies at Shearn Elementary as part of the HBA’s library rebuild initiative.
A thank-you note from book recipient SEARCH Homeless


“Thank you guys again so much, for thinking about the patients and families at Texas children’s for your book drive. I look forward to it every year and I know our families do too.” – Texas Children’s Hospital

2019-2020 Co-Chairs:

Alvin Adjei, Burritt | Adjei PLLC
Karan Ciotti, Ciotti Law, PC
Chanler Langham, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

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