Board of Directors Roundup
Brad Weber, Chair, called the May 19 meeting to order and introduced Jennifer Houston, Director of Strategic Initiative for the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science. Ms. Houston reported that the museum is under construction and is planning to open in early 2013.
Mr. Weber introduced Eli Columbus, Chair of the Bankruptcy Section, who reported that the section has monthly meetings, including an annual Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference each year.
KelliHinson, Chair of the Legal Ethics Committee, updated the board on the committee’s activities, which included a very successful Annual Ethics Fest Program.
Reporting on Bar None, Martha Hardwick Hofmeister stated that rehearsals for the 2011 show are under way.
Audrey Moorehead, Co-Chair of the Juvenile Justice Committee, reported that the committee held a well-attended Brown Bag Luncheon and a special juvenile justice program.
Jennifer King, Chair of the Entertainment Committee, reported the committee sponsored a Sporting Clays event and the Mother’s Day Brunch and is planning several additional events for the year.
Sports & Entertainment Law Section Chair, Sally Helppie, reported the section has been busy and has had high-profile CLE speakers this year, including the WNBA Commissioner.
Ben Mesches, Chair of the Appellate Law Section, reported that the section will host a half-day program and will sponsor a scholarship in Justice Douglas Lang’s court.
Reporting for the Admissions & Membership Committee, Co-Chair Artie Errisuriz, announced that membership is ahead of where it was this time last year by over 300 members and the DBA 100 Club is also ahead of previous year’s membership.
Robert Prather, Chair of the Collaborative Law Section, reported the section is growing and will hold a three-day training program.
During his president’s report, DBA President Barry Sorrels noted that Beverly Godbey had been elected Chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.