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Upcoming Events

Here is a list of upcoming events involving the Hispanic Issues Section or local Hispanic bar associations, or other sections of the State Bar of Texas.  Click on event listings for registration information.


Special Events


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  • December 12, 2018 – HisBA Houston and MABA Houston Joint Annual Holiday Party – RSVP
  • March 6, 2019 – Legislative Day
  • March 2019 – Mixer in Lubbock
  • April 2019 – Mixer in Tyler


Local Hispanic Bar Association Monthly Meetings


This list has information about regular monthly meetings for local associations around Texas.  If you have any updated information or want to add your group to the list, please email us!

Austin – Hispanic Bar Association of Austin

When held, monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of the month at noon at the offices of the Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Avenue, 7th Floor.  Main websiteemail

Houston – Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston

Monthly meetings typically are held on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 (monthly CLE) and 6:45 (meeting) at Pico’s Restaurant, 3601 Kirby.  Facebook pageemail

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HIS Legislative Day and CLE – March 6, 2019

Save the date for the Hispanic Issues Section’s biennial Legislative Day and CLE, to take place at the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.


Consistent with prior years, HIS expects to have several hours of CLE programming in the morning and early afternoon, and then a visit to one or more legislator’s offices mid-to-late afternoon.


Watch this space for updates!

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New 2018-2019 HIS Officers

The Hispanic Issues Section has selected its officers for the 2018-2019 bar year.  Your officers for 2018-2019 are:


  • Justice Gina M. Benavides, Chair
  • Valerie Carrillo, Chair-Elect
  • Larry Banda, Vice-Chair
  • Judge Victor Villareal, Secretary
  • Jamie Vasquez, Treasurer
  • Betty Balli Torres, Immediate Past Chair