Houston Chapter

Houston Officers

President – Hon. Erin Lunceford (12/31/19)
President Elect – Ms. Pete Patterson (12/31/19)
Treasurer – Mr. Alistair Dawson (12/31/19)
Secretary – Mr. Alistair Dawson (12/31/19)
National Board Representative – Mr. Pete Patterson (12/31/19)
National Board Representative – Mr. Jerry Young (12/31/21)
National Board Representative – Hon. Andrew Edison (12/31/20)
National Board Representative – Mr. Don Kidd (12/31/20)
National Board Representative – Mr. John H. Kim (12/31/20)
National Board Representative – Ms. Manpreet Singh (12/31/20)
National Board Representative – Ms. Gwen E. Richard (12/31/20)
National Board Representative – Ms. Cindy Diggs (12/31/19)
National Board Representative – Mr. John Newton (12/31/19)
National Board Representative – Mr. George E. “Buck” Cire (12/31/21)

Houston Chapter News

Black Tie to Astros Watch Party!

The Houston chapter of ABOTA held their annual gala/black-tie dinner on Saturday, October 26th. Within a matter of 10 days, they changed the theme from black tie to Astros Watch Party and had everyone wear their favorite Astros clothes.  About 100 people watched the...

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Houston Honors 50-year Lawyers at Annual Dinner

The Houston chapter of ABOTA held its Annual Dinner and New Member Induction on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Briar Club. Over 200 people attended the event - which, in 2017, was changed to an Astros Watch Party, when they were in the World Series. At the...

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Kat Gallagher Receives 2016 Women In Law Award

KAT GALLAGHER RECEIVES 2016 WOMEN IN LAW AWARD March 23, 2016 – Beck Redden LLP is pleased to announce that partner Kat Gallagher has been selected by Lawyer Monthly magazine as a recipient of the 2016 Women in Law Award in recognition of her outstanding...

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Membership Nomination Forms for Houston Chapter

Here are the forms that are used SPECIFICALLY by the Houston chapter. The NOMINATION FORM, which requires a second nominator The WORKSHEETS (A,B,C and D) which must be signed by the nominee and the nominator. Worksheet A is the most important, as there...

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Houston Chapter Nominations and Forms

Here is the schedule for the 2018 Houston chapter nominations:
Nominations Open: February 1
Nominations Close (due in chapter President, Hon. Erin Lunceford’s office): March 7
Membership Committee Meeting: March 19
Vetting of Nominees: March 19 due April 12
Executive Committee Meeting: April 16
General Mtg/Vote: April 23 (Briar Club)
President turns in nominations to National Executive Membership Committee:  Friday, May 3 (must be IN Dallas)
Annual Gala/Dinner/New Member Induction: Saturday, Octrober 26, 6:30 p.m., Briar Club

Note that our forms are slightly different from the National forms, so please use these forms.  They have the date 31818 in the lower right hand corner.

Houston ABOTA Chapter Nomination-031818 (PDF)
Houston ABOTA Chapter Nomination-031818 (Word)
– nominator completes and gets a Second Nominator to sign

2019 Houston Worksheets A-D (PDF)
2019 Houston Worksheets-031318 (Excel)
– There are 4 different sheets for different kinds of trial situations – nominee completes these, then Nominator reviews and signs

The Nomination Process

  • Member nominates with Nomination Form, Nominees complete Worksheets, Member reviews and signs, then sends to current chapter President by date specified
  • Membership Committee meets, reviews nominations
  • Executive Committee makes final review, sets ballot
  • General Membership Meeting – members vote on nominees
  • Candidates for membership complete ABOTA Application, send with check for $300 to current chapter President by date specified
  • Chapter President submits all applications and worksheets to National ABOTA Executive Membership Committee for approval
  • ABOTA National Executive Membership Committee meets during the next National Board Meeting, reviews applications
  • New members are notified by National office
  • New members inducted at Annual Dinner at the end of the year