Southern District of Texas Chapter

Message from the President

The Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is dedicated to serving the needs of both the bar and bench in the Southern District of Texas. Established in 1959, the Southern District of Texas Chapter is the largest Federal Bar Chapter in geographic size, spanning the entire Southern District of Texas and encompassing all seven of its divisions.
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2017 FBA Dinner Honoring the Federal Judiciary - November 2, 2017

We invite you to join us for our annual dinner honoring the District’s federal judiciary, which will take place on November 2, 2017, at The Ballroom at Bayou Place, downtown Houston, Texas. We anticipate that more than 300 guests will attend, including most of the District’s federal judiciary, and we hope that you will be able join us for this year’s event.


2017 Southern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference - November 3, 2017

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas is pleased to announce the inaugural Houston/Galveston Bench-Bar Conference, to be held November 3, 2017, at The Ballroom at Bayou Place, downtown Houston, Texas.

All attorneys admitted to practice before the Court in the Southern District of Texas (or who have applications pending by October 26, 2017) are invited to attend. The agenda for the conference and registration link are available at: https://apps.hba.org/form.aspx/sdtx_bench_bar_conference.

Advance registration by October 26, 2017, is requested.

Information about applying for admission to practice before the Southern District of Texas is available at the Court's web site: http://www.txs.uscourts.gov/page/attorney-admissions-requirements.

The Court hopes you will attend.


New Pro Bono Program

The Federal Bar Association’s Pro Bono Program matches attorneys with clients seeking pro bono representation in pro se matters that have survived summary judgment. If you would like to be considered to participate in this free program, please complete the form below and mail to the Federal Bar Association, P.O. Box 11850, Spring, Texas, 77391 or email it to the FBA's Pro Bono Chair, Derek Hollingsworth, at dhollingsworth@rustyhardin.com.


The Michael Taylor Shelby Award for Professionalism in Federal Service

The Southern District of Texas Chapter is seeking nominees for this year’s Michael T. Shelby Award for Professionalism in Federal Service. The award recognizes an attorney in federal service in the Southern District of Texas. The award will be given at the 2017 Federal Bar Association’s annual dinner in Houston on November 2, 2017. We encourage you to forward the announcement to agency heads or department supervisors who might be in a position to nominate a deserving attorney within the Southern District of Texas. Please take a few moments to review the criteria and if you know of an attorney deserving of the nomination, we hope to hear from you soon. The nomination deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017.


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