Message From President

Alfred M. Benoit
Benoit Law, PLLC
President

Abby Kotun
Haynes and Boone, LLP
President-Elect

Shelly M. Davis-Smith
The Davis Law Firm
Treasurer

Shakeatha Davis
S. Davis Law Group, PLLC
Recording Secretary

Elizabeth Taylor
Law Office of E. A. Taylor, LLC
Corresponding Secretary

Hon. Harrison Gregg
Senior Asst. County Attorney
Parliamentarian

Elverine “Rena” Jenkins
Attorney at Law
Immediate Past President

2016-2017 Directors

Lalita Hamilton
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Dwayne Simpson
The Law Office of Dwayne J. Simpson

Johali Muzaliwa
Attorney at Law

2016-2018 Directors

Robin L. Burgess
Administrative Law Judge
Division of Worker’s Compensation

Latoya Jarrett
Attorney at Law

Theressa Ford
Attorney at Law

Houston Lawyers Association

Affiliate Chapter of The National Bar Association

“The Pursuit of Justice for All”

Dear Future Houston Lawyers Association Member:

We greet you in the spirit of solidarity, and invite you to join our dynamic professional association. The Houston Lawyers Association, an affiliate chapter of the National Bar Association, was founded in 1955 to address the particular needs of African American lawyers and the African American community at large. However, membership is welcome, encouraged and open to all, as we are not restrictive based on race, creed, color, sex, religion or national origin. Our expansive membership includes the following: solo practitioners (criminal and civil), attorneys in small to large law firms, attorneys in corporations, state, federal and other governmental agencies, law professors, law students, and members of the judiciary.

The Houston Lawyers Association, under the leadership of President Alfred Benoit, Esq., will continue to serve those who otherwise may not have representation, through our community service and outreach opportunities. In addition to service to others, membership in the Houston Lawyers Association will allow you to enhance your professional growth, and provide professional networking opportunities. As part of your membership with the Houston Lawyers Association, you will receive the following:
• Free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses
• Listing in our membership directory
• Networking events
• Leadership opportunities
• Pro bono opportunities
• Career Divisions

Please consider this correspondence as a personal invitation to join our professional community. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Haynes & Boone, LLP. The annual fee for each class of membership for the 2016-2017 bar year is listed below:
• Regular Member - $80.00
• Associate Member - $40.00
• Student Member - Free

If you have not renewed your membership, please take the time to do so. Join or renew your membership before September 30, 2016, and you will receive a Houston Lawyers Association t-shirt at no cost. For your convenience, we invite you to sign up for membership using one of the following methods:

Visit Membership Page

We invite you to join us at our first networking event of the 2016-2017 bar year, a Fall Mixer, Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6pm at Café 4212 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004.

Warmest Regards,

Alfred M. Benoit
President