Serving Texas

State Bar of Texas

1. Chair of the Board of Directors (2018-19)

Executive Committee (2018-20)

2. Director District 4, Place 1 (2016-20)

Co-Chair, Nominations & Elections Committee
(2019-20)

Co-Chair, State Bar of Texas Succession Planning Task Force (2019-20)

Executive Committee (2017-20)

3. Director District 4, Place 5 (2012-15)

Chair, Administration Committee (2014-15)

Board Liaison, Texas Bar Foundation (2014-15)

Executive Committee (2013-15)

4. Other Bar Activities

Texas Minority Counsel Program – Steering Committee (2007-12), Co-Chair (2009 and 2010);
Chair of Counsel Award Recognition
Subcommittee (2011)

Founder of Liberty & Justice for All Task Force
(May 2020)

Texas Bar Foundation District 4, Nominating Committee (2005-15)

 

Teaching

Trial Instructor for National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Assistant Team Leader — National Session
(July 1986); Faculty Member (2008)

Louisiana Bar Association NITA Program (May 1987)

NITA Southern Regional — Assistant Team Leader (1987-88); Faculty (2005; 2007; 2008; 2011)

NITA Gulf Coast Regional — Faculty Member
(1988, 1991)
Deposition NITA-University of Houston Law Center — Faculty Member (2003-09)

Deposition NITA-SMU — Faculty Member (2006)

LSU School of Law Trial Advocacy Training Program, Section Leader (2013)

Adjunct Professor – University of Houston Law Center--Legal  Communications (1986-87); Trial Advocacy (2008-10)

Local Bar Associations

1. Houston Bar Association

President (2015-16)

Member, Board of Directors (2006-2017)

Labor and Employment Section (Chair 2006-07)

2. Houston Lawyer Referral Service

President (2008-09)

Board of Directors (2007-10; 2012-13)

3. Association Of Women Attorneys

President (2011-12)

Board Member (2009-13)

Judicial Screening Committee (2010-12)

Premier Women in Law Luncheon Planning Committee and Scholarship Co-Chair (2011-12); Committee Member (2012-2017)

4. Federal Bar Association

Southern District of Texas Chapter, Board of Directors (2013 and 2014)

Community Involvement

Greater Houston Partnership – Executive Women’s Partnership Committee (Leadership Council 2008-11; 2014-15; Vice Chair 2010; Chair 2011; Council of Chairs,
Chair 2014)

Leadership Houston – Class XVIII; General Counsel (2009-12)

Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (2005-15)

Justice Forward, formerly known as Star Drug Court (2013-16)

Southwest YMCA — Member of Board of Directors (1993-96)

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation — MS150 Rider (1996, 1998, 1999, 2004-08)

Chapelwood United Methodist Church, Member and past member of Board of Stewards

Goodwill Industries, Member of Board of Directors (2020-21)