Hispanic Bar Association of Houston

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In the Sept. 2021 issue of the Texas Bar Journal,* the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (HisBA) is recognized as the ...
08/29/2021

In the Sept. 2021 issue of the Texas Bar Journal,* the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (HisBA) is recognized as the State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section Bar Association of the Year! This award is given to only 1 bar association state-wide each year.

Congratulations to HisBA's membership, Board of Directors and Advisory Board--this award belongs to each one of you for an excellent year of service to our community.

On behalf of HisBA, thank you to the State Bar of Texas and the Hispanic Issues Section for this award! We are truly grateful.

*The Texas Bar Journal is the official publication of the State Bar of Texas and the only legal publication reaching every attorney in Texas. Current circulation over 120,000.

To join or learn more about HisBA, visit: www.hisbahouston.com.

Thank you Chamberlain Hrdlicka for becoming a Silver Sponsor!  We very much appreciate not only your generous support, b...
06/23/2021

Thank you Chamberlain Hrdlicka for becoming a Silver Sponsor! We very much appreciate not only your generous support, but also the contributions and leadership HisBA receives from three Chamberlain shareholders: Juan Vasquez, Diana Gomez, and David Calvillo. Thank you, Chamberlain!

Thank you Chamberlain Hrdlicka for becoming a Silver Sponsor! We very much appreciate not only your generous support, but also the contributions and leadership HisBA receives from three Chamberlain shareholders: Juan Vasquez, Diana Gomez, and David Calvillo. Thank you, Chamberlain!

HisBA appreciates the support of Kim Ogg Harris County District Attorney!  Thank you so much for supporting our scholars...
06/23/2021

HisBA appreciates the support of Kim Ogg Harris County District Attorney! Thank you so much for supporting our scholarship program and becoming a Copper Sponsor!

HisBA appreciates the support of Kim Ogg Harris County District Attorney! Thank you so much for supporting our scholarship program and becoming a Copper Sponsor!

HisBA Advisory Board member, Johnny Garza, and Miguel Adame, and their law firm, Adame Garza LLP, have again sponsored H...
06/22/2021

HisBA Advisory Board member, Johnny Garza, and Miguel Adame, and their law firm, Adame Garza LLP, have again sponsored HisBA’s Annual Gala! Thank you for your continued support!

HisBA Advisory Board member, Johnny Garza, and Miguel Adame, and their law firm, Adame Garza LLP, have again sponsored HisBA’s Annual Gala! Thank you for your continued support!

Hess Corporation is sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala at the Bronze Level!  Many thanks to Hess Corporation and Assist...
06/22/2021

Hess Corporation is sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala at the Bronze Level! Many thanks to Hess Corporation and Assistant General Counsel Angelica Alfaro. As HisBA’s Immediate Past-President, Angie has the honor of introducing this year’s HisBA Judge of the Year, the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Hess Corporation is sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala at the Bronze Level! Many thanks to Hess Corporation and Assistant General Counsel Angelica Alfaro. As HisBA’s Immediate Past-President, Angie has the honor of introducing this year’s HisBA Judge of the Year, the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Thank you CenterPoint Energy for generously sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala at the Gold Level!  Thank you also to Ce...
06/22/2021

Thank you CenterPoint Energy for generously sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala at the Gold Level! Thank you also to Centerpoint Energy Senior Vice President, Jason M. Ryan, for your leadership and support of HisBA.

Thank you CenterPoint Energy for generously sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala at the Gold Level! Thank you also to Centerpoint Energy Senior Vice President, Jason M. Ryan, for your leadership and support of HisBA.

Many thanks to Patterson + Sheridan, LLP and HisBA Director Jessie Herrera!  HisBA recently awarded more than $28,000 in...
06/21/2021

Many thanks to Patterson + Sheridan, LLP and HisBA Director Jessie Herrera! HisBA recently awarded more than $28,000 in scholarships, and it wouldn't be possible without the generous support of sponsors like you!

Many thanks to Patterson + Sheridan, LLP and HisBA Director Jessie Herrera! HisBA recently awarded more than $28,000 in scholarships, and it wouldn't be possible without the generous support of sponsors like you!

HisBA is proud to receive the support of Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem LLP.  Partners @George Diaz-Arrastia, Andrew S...
06/21/2021

HisBA is proud to receive the support of Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem LLP. Partners @George Diaz-Arrastia, Andrew Schirrmeister, and Mike Brem have consistently supported HisBA for many years, and we very much appreciate your generosity.

HisBA is proud to receive the support of Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem LLP. Partners @George Diaz-Arrastia, Andrew Schirrmeister, and Mike Brem have consistently supported HisBA for many years, and we very much appreciate your generosity.

Many thanks to Celia Balli and KBR for their generous support of HisBA!  We appreciate the many leaders in our community...
06/21/2021

Many thanks to Celia Balli and KBR for their generous support of HisBA! We appreciate the many leaders in our community who continue to support HisBA and the many students who benefit from our scholarship program. Thank you!

Many thanks to Celia Balli and KBR for their generous support of HisBA! We appreciate the many leaders in our community who continue to support HisBA and the many students who benefit from our scholarship program. Thank you!

HisBA thanks Judge Lesley Briones and HisBA President Adán D. Briones for becoming Gold Sponsors.  We also thank Judge L...
06/21/2021

HisBA thanks Judge Lesley Briones and HisBA President Adán D. Briones for becoming Gold Sponsors. We also thank Judge Lesley Briones for her other contributions to HisBA this year, both as a Mentor in HisBA’s Inaugural Mentorship Program, as well as a featured speaker in one of HisBA Forums.

HisBA thanks Judge Lesley Briones and HisBA President Adán D. Briones for becoming Gold Sponsors. We also thank Judge Lesley Briones for her other contributions to HisBA this year, both as a Mentor in HisBA’s Inaugural Mentorship Program, as well as a featured speaker in one of HisBA Forums.

HisBA is honored to have Justice Amparo Guerra serve on our Board of Directors, where she contributes her passion, wisdo...
06/21/2021

HisBA is honored to have Justice Amparo Guerra serve on our Board of Directors, where she contributes her passion, wisdom, and leadership to support HisBA and its mission. In addition to her valuable service, Justice Guerra is proudly sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala. Thank you, Justice Guerra, for all that you do to make HisBA a better organization. Amparo for Justice

HisBA is honored to have Justice Amparo Guerra serve on our Board of Directors, where she contributes her passion, wisdom, and leadership to support HisBA and its mission. In addition to her valuable service, Justice Guerra is proudly sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala. Thank you, Justice Guerra, for all that you do to make HisBA a better organization. Amparo for Justice

HisBA is proud to present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Judge Esmeralda Peña Garcia!  Judge Essie serves as ...
06/21/2021

HisBA is proud to present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Judge Esmeralda Peña Garcia! Judge Essie serves as “Of Counsel” at Johnson Garcia LLP, a law firm led by HisBA Past President Juan Garcia and Daniel Johnson. HisBA extends its deepest gratitude to Johnson Garcia LLP for its many years of supporting HisBA’s mission and scholarship program.

HisBA is proud to present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Judge Esmeralda Peña Garcia! Judge Essie serves as “Of Counsel” at Johnson Garcia LLP, a law firm led by HisBA Past President Juan Garcia and Daniel Johnson. HisBA extends its deepest gratitude to Johnson Garcia LLP for its many years of supporting HisBA’s mission and scholarship program.

Over the last decade, CITGO Petroleum has been one of our most consistent supporters!  CITGO’s generosity has directly a...
06/21/2021

Over the last decade, CITGO Petroleum has been one of our most consistent supporters! CITGO’s generosity has directly advanced the hundreds of high school and law school students who have benefitted from our scholarship program over these years. Thank you so much for your continued support!

Over the last decade, CITGO Petroleum has been one of our most consistent supporters! CITGO’s generosity has directly advanced the hundreds of high school and law school students who have benefitted from our scholarship program over these years. Thank you so much for your continued support!

Thank you to Littler Mendelson P.C. for agreeing to sponsor HisBA’s upcoming 33rd Annual Gala!  HisBA appreciates the ge...
06/21/2021

Thank you to Littler Mendelson P.C. for agreeing to sponsor HisBA’s upcoming 33rd Annual Gala! HisBA appreciates the generous support from Littler and its shareholder, Charles H. Wilson.

Thank you to Littler Mendelson P.C. for agreeing to sponsor HisBA’s upcoming 33rd Annual Gala! HisBA appreciates the generous support from Littler and its shareholder, Charles H. Wilson.

Many thanks to multinational law firm Baker McKenzie and its partner, Rocio Mendoza, for agreeing to sponsor our Gala at...
06/19/2021

Many thanks to multinational law firm Baker McKenzie and its partner, Rocio Mendoza, for agreeing to sponsor our Gala at the Bronze level. Rocio serves as this year’s HisBA Treasurer, and her contributions to our organization are immense. Thank you Rocio and Baker McKenzie!

Many thanks to multinational law firm Baker McKenzie and its partner, Rocio Mendoza, for agreeing to sponsor our Gala at the Bronze level. Rocio serves as this year’s HisBA Treasurer, and her contributions to our organization are immense. Thank you Rocio and Baker McKenzie!

The global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala at the Gold Level!  Thank you Norton Ro...
06/19/2021

The global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala at the Gold Level! Thank you Norton Rose Fulbright for your generosity and support of HisBA, its mission, and its scholarship program. Thank you also to Fulbright attorney, Curtis Waldo, for your support.

The global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala at the Gold Level! Thank you Norton Rose Fulbright for your generosity and support of HisBA, its mission, and its scholarship program. Thank you also to Fulbright attorney, Curtis Waldo, for your support.

HisBA extends its sincere appreciation to Judge Dedra Davis, 270th District Court.  Judge Davis takes great pride in ser...
06/19/2021

HisBA extends its sincere appreciation to Judge Dedra Davis, 270th District Court. Judge Davis takes great pride in serving as a role model for the students of Harris County, as exemplified by the many hundreds of students Judge Davis has invited to visit her courtroom. By sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala, Judge Dedra Davis continues her support of Houston-area students through HisBA’s scholarship program. Thank you Judge Davis!

HisBA extends its sincere appreciation to Judge Dedra Davis, 270th District Court. Judge Davis takes great pride in serving as a role model for the students of Harris County, as exemplified by the many hundreds of students Judge Davis has invited to visit her courtroom. By sponsoring HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala, Judge Dedra Davis continues her support of Houston-area students through HisBA’s scholarship program. Thank you Judge Davis!

HisBA thanks international law firm Jones Day for sponsoring this year’s Gala.  We appreciate not only your support, but...
06/19/2021

HisBA thanks international law firm Jones Day for sponsoring this year’s Gala. We appreciate not only your support, but also the leadership and dedication of HisBA Past President Christopher Domingo and HisBA Past President Alfredo Ramos.

HisBA thanks international law firm Jones Day for sponsoring this year’s Gala. We appreciate not only your support, but also the leadership and dedication of HisBA Past President Christopher Domingo and HisBA Past President Alfredo Ramos.

Vinson & Elkins LLP has come through again!  Thank you to V&E and its partner, Quentin Smith, for its generous support o...
06/18/2021

Vinson & Elkins LLP has come through again! Thank you to V&E and its partner, Quentin Smith, for its generous support of HisBA. This year we awarded over $28,000 in scholarships to Houston-area high school and law school students, and it’s all made possible with the support of sponsors like Vinson & Elkins LLP.

Vinson & Elkins LLP has come through again! Thank you to V&E and its partner, Quentin Smith, for its generous support of HisBA. This year we awarded over $28,000 in scholarships to Houston-area high school and law school students, and it’s all made possible with the support of sponsors like Vinson & Elkins LLP.

HisBA extends its deep appreciation to President-Elect Sergio V. Leal and his wife, Adrea Chow Leal, who have generously...
06/18/2021

HisBA extends its deep appreciation to President-Elect Sergio V. Leal and his wife, Adrea Chow Leal, who have generously agreed to sponsor HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala. HisBA has benefited greatly from Sergio’s vision and leadership. This year in particular, Sergio led the tremendously successful HisBA Forums initiative and served as a Mentor in HisBA’s Inaugural Mentorship Program. Whether he’s moderating a discussion with Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, or helping organize an implicit bias CLE with Judge R.K. Sandill, Sergio’s contributions to HisBA are numerous and invaluable.

HisBA extends its deep appreciation to President-Elect Sergio V. Leal and his wife, Adrea Chow Leal, who have generously agreed to sponsor HisBA’s 33rd Annual Gala. HisBA has benefited greatly from Sergio’s vision and leadership. This year in particular, Sergio led the tremendously successful HisBA Forums initiative and served as a Mentor in HisBA’s Inaugural Mentorship Program. Whether he’s moderating a discussion with Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, or helping organize an implicit bias CLE with Judge R.K. Sandill, Sergio’s contributions to HisBA are numerous and invaluable.

Thank you to Justice Veronica Rivas-Molloy for sponsoring HisBA’s upcoming Gala!  Justice Rivas-Molloy is truly an inspi...
06/18/2021

Thank you to Justice Veronica Rivas-Molloy for sponsoring HisBA’s upcoming Gala! Justice Rivas-Molloy is truly an inspiration. Born in Mexico, Justice Rivas-Molloy is a first generation immigrant to the United States and became a U.S. citizen while attending law school. Justice Rivas-Molloy’s success embodies the achievement that HisBA seeks to foster through its scholarship program. We are truly and honored to have the support of Veronica for Justice!

Thank you to Justice Veronica Rivas-Molloy for sponsoring HisBA’s upcoming Gala! Justice Rivas-Molloy is truly an inspiration. Born in Mexico, Justice Rivas-Molloy is a first generation immigrant to the United States and became a U.S. citizen while attending law school. Justice Rivas-Molloy’s success embodies the achievement that HisBA seeks to foster through its scholarship program. We are truly and honored to have the support of Veronica for Justice!

HisBA is proud to announce that Akin Gump has generously agreed to sponsor our annual gala at the Platinum level!  Many,...
06/18/2021

HisBA is proud to announce that Akin Gump has generously agreed to sponsor our annual gala at the Platinum level! Many, many thanks to Akin Gump and HisBA Director, Eric Munoz! We are humbled by the support of our sponsors, and we extend our sincerest thanks to Akin Gump.

HisBA is proud to announce that Akin Gump has generously agreed to sponsor our annual gala at the Platinum level! Many, many thanks to Akin Gump and HisBA Director, Eric Munoz! We are humbled by the support of our sponsors, and we extend our sincerest thanks to Akin Gump.

HisBA is excited to announce that Jackson Walker LLP is its latest Bronze sponsor!  Not only has HisBA benefited from Ja...
06/17/2021

HisBA is excited to announce that Jackson Walker LLP is its latest Bronze sponsor! Not only has HisBA benefited from Jackson Walker’s generosity, but we also appreciate the contributions from Jackson Walker partner and HisBA Secretary, Luke Gilman. Many thanks for all you do!

HisBA is excited to announce that Jackson Walker LLP is its latest Bronze sponsor! Not only has HisBA benefited from Jackson Walker’s generosity, but we also appreciate the contributions from Jackson Walker partner and HisBA Secretary, Luke Gilman. Many thanks for all you do!

HisBA is proud to announce Judge Mike Engelhart  as a sponsor of the 33rd Annual HisBA Gala. Judge Engelhart has served ...
06/17/2021

HisBA is proud to announce Judge Mike Engelhart as a sponsor of the 33rd Annual HisBA Gala. Judge Engelhart has served the citizens of Harris County as Judge of the 151st Civil District Court since January 1, 2009. During his tenure on the bench, Judge Engelhart has been a very consistent supporter of HisBA and a champion of our mission. We send our sincerest gratitude to Judge Engelhart for his generosity and continued support.

HisBA is proud to announce Judge Mike Engelhart as a sponsor of the 33rd Annual HisBA Gala. Judge Engelhart has served the citizens of Harris County as Judge of the 151st Civil District Court since January 1, 2009. During his tenure on the bench, Judge Engelhart has been a very consistent supporter of HisBA and a champion of our mission. We send our sincerest gratitude to Judge Engelhart for his generosity and continued support.

HisBA extends its profound appreciation to Silver Sponsor Outreach Strategists, LLC for all your help preparing for the ...
06/17/2021

HisBA extends its profound appreciation to Silver Sponsor Outreach Strategists, LLC for all your help preparing for the 33rd Annual Gala. Outreach Strategists is a full-service research, media and public affairs firm led by the renowned Mustafa Tameez. Special thanks to the Outreach Strategists team that is working hard on HisBA’s behalf, including Mark Solano and Courtney Sandifer. We appreciate your partnership and look forward to working with you all on a successful Gala event!

HisBA extends its profound appreciation to Silver Sponsor Outreach Strategists, LLC for all your help preparing for the 33rd Annual Gala. Outreach Strategists is a full-service research, media and public affairs firm led by the renowned Mustafa Tameez. Special thanks to the Outreach Strategists team that is working hard on HisBA’s behalf, including Mark Solano and Courtney Sandifer. We appreciate your partnership and look forward to working with you all on a successful Gala event!

Many thanks to Winstead PC - Attorneys for it's consistent support of HisBA over the years.  Thank you also to HisBA Dir...
06/17/2021

Many thanks to Winstead PC - Attorneys for it's consistent support of HisBA over the years. Thank you also to HisBA Director, Tom Forestier, whose valuable leadership has been instrumental to HisBA’s success. We at HisBA appreciate and look forward to many more years of partnership with Winstead.

Many thanks to Winstead PC - Attorneys for it's consistent support of HisBA over the years. Thank you also to HisBA Director, Tom Forestier, whose valuable leadership has been instrumental to HisBA’s success. We at HisBA appreciate and look forward to many more years of partnership with Winstead.

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