Join us for monthly section meetings the first Wednesday of each month at the Exxon Petroleum Club of Houston, located at 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor, Houston, Texas 77002.

January 7, 2015        12:00 o’clock Noon

Complex Property Issues in Family Law
Patrice Ferguson, CPA/ABV, JD, Ferguson + Camp + Poll
Cynthia Nguyen, CPA/ABV, JD, Ferguson + Camp + Poll
Susan McLeran, JD, Fullenweider Wilhite

Plus “Interesting Cases by Sallee Smyth”



For additional information or to make your reservation, click here.



Join us for our annual holiday party “Winter Wonderland” on December 10 @ 6:00 p.m. at The Grove, 1611 Lamar.  Tickets are $65.00.  RSVP to ssaunders@grayreed.com.  Hope to see you there!

Effective with the September meeting, all RSVP’s for the monthly Luncheons, must be done online

HBA FLS ADOPTION DAY BEAR DRIVE-The Houston Bar Association Family Law Section is hosting an “Adoption Day Bear Drive” October 1, 2014 through December 19, 2014.
Our goal is to donate 500 stuffed animals to the Harris County Family Law Courts at the end of the year.  Please participate in this project by placing a new stuffed animal in the “Bear Box” in each of our Family Law Courts or their Clerk’s Office.

January 7, 2015        12:00 o’clock Noon        The Petroleum Club

The Petroleum Club is relocating to the Top Floor of the Total Building at 1201 Louisiana effective January 26, 2015.  Our last meeting at the Bell Street location will be January 7.  All subsequent meetings will be held at their new location.

Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel

Tips on how to comply with changes in the e-filing submission process

The state and its contractor, eFileTexas.gov, regularly up-date and tweak the e-filing submission process.

Learn about the latest changes in the submission process on the District Clerk’s UPDATED Power Point presentation:

Mastering the basics of the state’s new e-filing system

The Power Point presentation can be found on the DCO home page (www.hcdistrictclerk.com) or accessed through this hyperlink:
Power Point Presentation.

The presentation includes new information on:

     File date stamps for filings returned for correction
     Avoiding common errors
     File date stamps on filings submitted on weekends

On the DCO home page, you also may access a video of the DCO’s seminar
Mastering the basics of the state’s new e-filing system


Update from Hon. David Farr

Look for updates in the future



 LegalLine Volunteers Needed

We need your help! The HBA Family Law Section is committed to provide 2 family law specialists for each of the HBA’s LegalLine programs – an attorney for each shift: 5pm to 7pm and 7pm to 9pm. We need volunteers to staff the next six months. Please contact Sara Valentine at sara@brfamilylaw.com.


Online HBA Dues Renewal Now Available

 As a Houston Bar Association member, you can now conveniently renew your dues and manage your HBA membership account online.

To begin using this new feature, you will first need to create your online account by using the email address where you receive your HBA email announcements.  Once created, you will be able to manage your HBA account at your convenience.  To create your online account, please click here.

Current only Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

For assistance or further information, please contact the HBA Membership Department at 713-759-1133.

Please note:

  • In creating your online account, please do not use your state bar number as your user name; only use the email address where you received this email. This email address is already in our HBA database and will be used to recognize your account.
  • Please remember to renew section membership during the online renewal process. If you do not join or renew your section membership at the time you pay your dues online, you will have to renew your section membership through submitting a paper application by mail with a check for section dues. Click here to download PDF application form.