CONGRATULATIONS to Bill Kroger, attorney at Baker Botts Law Firm, for his selection as the upcoming 2015 Leon Jaworski Award Recipient. Bill was nominated by Communities in Schools/Houston. His outstanding "hands on" service to the community, amongst other things, is what made him stand out from the other nominees. Please plan on attending the Leon Jaworski Award Luncheon to honor Bill on March 3, 2015 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel Houston.
Left to right: Lisa Ganucheau (Parliamentarian), Wendy Dawson (Vice-President), Hazel Donato (President), Lisa Sharp (Secretary) and Diane Lee (Treasurer) Not pictured are Sarah Lane (Membership Chair) and Annette Duggan (Past President)
(from left to right back row) Sandy Norris, Carolann Moore, Heidi Heard, Carmela Frels, Sherryl Durkee, Marsha Orloff, Natalie Simmons, Sue Bennett, Phyllis Dent, and Kathy Redden
(from left to right front row seated) India Hancock, Andi Durham,
Immediate Past President Annette Duggan, Ansley Buttram, Kay Newman, and Gina Rebman
2013 Past Presidents at Spring Luncheon
The Houston Bar Association Auxiliary (HBAA) began in 1947 as the Women’s Association to the Houston Bar Association with the vision of twelve women who were spouses of attorneys. The original purpose of the Auxiliary was to assist the HBA with social functions.
Since 1947, the Houston Bar Association Auxiliary has provided assistance with social and service projects for its members and HBA members. Through its Charitable Fund, the Auxiliary supports some of the service projects of the HBA, as well as its own projects that serve the community. The HBA Auxiliary presents the annual Leon Jaworski Award, which for over two decades has honored a member of the legal profession who has made outstanding contributions to the community at large, as well as the legal profession. The HBA Auxiliary has been recognized at the local, state and national level for its outstanding leadership and service.
In 1981, HBAA’s objectives were expanded to include community service projects focused on the law and the practice of law as a profession. The name was changed in 1990 to the Houston Bar Association Auxiliary to represent its diversified membership. Article I of the bylaws states: “Its object shall be to assist the Houston Bar Association and the Houston Young Lawyers Association, and the State Bar of Texas to promote a better understanding and relationship between the general public and the legal profession through community service projects and to encourage social relations among its members.”
In 1982, the Houston Bar Association Charitable Fund, Inc. was established to provide funding for charitable or educational projects benefiting the community. More information is available by clicking the Charitable Fund button on the left. Today, the HBAA is involved in community service projects as well as social activities.
2014-2015 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Vice President Secretary
Parliamentarian/By-Laws Historian Immediate Past President
2014 / 2015 COMMITTEE CHAIRS
SOCIAL EVENT CHAIRS
HBA/HBAA Harvest Party
Children's Egg Hunt
Eikenburg Fun Run
President's Spring Luncheon
Kay Sim - HBA
Sarah Lane and Keisha Phillips
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Courtesy and Condolences
Historian and Newsletter
PROJECT COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Now You Are 18
Do The Write Thing Essay Challenge
Leon Jaworski Award Luncheon
Jaworski Award Advisor
Please volunteer to help with any of our committees. Your time given to our organization is vital and appreciated!!!