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University of Houston Law Center graduate Jennifer Hasley is new president of Houston Bar Association

Marisol Gallagher

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Jennifer A. Hasley, who graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1995, has recently started her service as the president of the Houston Bar Association. She is leading one of the largest metropolitan bar associations in the country, with more than 10,000 members.

“It is truly an honor to be serving as HBA president, but the success of the organization has always been attributable to its members,” Hasley said. “HBA members consistently stand out as lawyers, judges, and community leaders by promoting professionalism, access to justice, and public service.”

Hasley received LL.M. in Health Law and Policy after graduating J.D. degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Besides serving at Houston Bar Association, she is also a managing partner at a firm concentrating on intellectual property law, civil litigation, and professional responsibility known as Hasley Scarano L.L.P.

“We are starting the 2021-2022 bar year with the strong support of our members and a renewed enthusiasm for being back together, which is captured by our new catchphrase, ‘Stronger Together,’” said Hasley. “I will be focusing on three areas: Celebrating and serving members; emphasizing the importance of professionalism and pro bono service; and developing the new Military & Veterans Committee to establish a network of attorneys who are on active duty, reservists, or veterans from all military branches.”

Throughout the 150-year history of the organization, there had been four women sitting in the reign, and Hasley is now the fifth woman president. Houston Bar Association sees her as “passionate about helping law students and young lawyers develop their skills and confidence through direct mentorship”.

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