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HTLA 2020 President
Erin Murphy
Lee Murphy

A Message From The President

Statement from the HTLA Executive Committee Regarding COVID-19:

The health and safety of our members, our staff, and our vendor-partners is our top priority.  The HTLA Executive Committee continues to monitor the ever-changing COVID-19 response, and we will keep HTLA members updated as the situation evolves.  At this point, following CDC recommendations of no large gatherings for eight weeks (May 10, 2020), we have rescheduled or canceled the below in-person events scheduled in March, April, and the first part of May.  We have also moved around a June event to accommodate changing calendars and added some additional opportunities for members and vendors to connect over the summer. 

  • March 13 -  HTLF/JFK Mock Trial (Postponed – New Date TBD with HISD)
  • March 29 -  HTLF/JFK Bike Ride (Postponed – New Date TBD with HISD)
  • March 26 -  Diversity Bar Networking Event (Rescheduled to June 18, 2020 after the June Full-Day CLE)
  • April 2 -  Golf Tournament (Rescheduled to September 25, 2020)
  • April 7 -  Women’s Caucus (Canceled)
  • April 14 -  Board Meeting (Canceled) **Agenda items due to be discussed in April will move to the May or June Agenda
  • April 16-  CLE Lunch (Canceled)
  • April 30 -  Full-Day CLE (Rescheduled to June 18, 2020)
  • May 5 -  Women’s Caucus Lunch (Rescheduled to May 19, 2020)
  • May 7 -  CLE Lunch (Rescheduled to May 13, 2020
  • June 9 -  Women’s Caucus Happy Hour (Rescheduled to June 16, 2020)
  • Added July 23 -  Summer Golf Gathering (HTLA is adding a Networking Event for all Golf Sponsors, Players, and HTLA Members as a “Thank You” for being understanding   about the date change).  
  • Added Aug 13 -  Texas Watch Trivia Night Hosted by HTLA/TTLA Advocates (Pre-Event Networking hosted by Brent Coon).

We have confirmed the above-dates with the Committee chairs and with the host venues.  We will be updating the HTLA online calendar, as well.  Please visit https://www.htla.org/ to register or add these dates to your calendar.

We want to thank everyone for your patience and understanding over the last few days as we had to unexpectedly rearrange the 2020 HTLA calendar to make sure we host as many of our events as possible.  If you are already registered to attend or sponsor any of the events we rescheduled, we will honor your registration.  You do not need to register again.  

As more of us are working remotely, we want to make sure everyone has access to the HLTA Listserv, Website, Leadership, and Rhonda.  We had a few issues with our emails (Rhonda’s email, HTLA email blast, and HTLA Listserv), but this seems to be an issue with members using Microsoft Outlook Office 365.  If you are still having problems, please contact Rhonda High, so she can email you individually with instructions on how to fix this issue.

We urge you to keep up with The Supreme Court of Texas and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Emergency orders, as they outline modifications to deadlines, procedures, and operations that courts can make in response to the Governor’s COVID-19 disaster declaration.  You may find current administrative orders here: http://www.txcourts.gov/supreme/administrative-orders/.

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Erin Murphy
President, Houston Trial Lawyers Association



Executive Committee
& Committee Chairs


Erin Murphy
Wade Moriarty
President Elect

Anjali Nigam
Sec. / Treas.


Megan Daic
Women's Caucus
Annie McAdams
Past President

Kevin Camp
Past President

Toby Cole
Immediate Past President


Clark Martin     Joe Jones
V.P. Communications
Andrea Roth    Ben Ruemke
V. P. Continuing Legal Education
Raj Mahadass  Mala Sharma
V.P. Diversity Outreach
Mike                  Patrice
Doyle                McKinney
V.P. Legislative Affairs
& Judicial Relations
Adam               Tina
Blake                Robbins
V.P. Membership
Daniel D.          Anjali
Horowitz, III    Nigam
V.P. Long Range Planning
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Omar             Matt   
Chawdhary    Elwell
 Adam            Anna
 Blake            McMullen
Golf Tournament
Megan Daic      Wade Moriarty

        Trey Holm
Big League Bash


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