May 18, 2023 — The Houston Bar Association recognized University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes and his fellow HBA Law & Media Committee co-chairs with the President’s Award for outstanding committee leadership.
Award winners were honored during the Annual Dinner on May 11. HBA President Chris Popov selected the committee co-chairs to receive this distinction for their service in executing special programming focused on Elevated Civil Discourse. Program topics included the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision and voting laws in Texas. The series will conclude with a final program on big tech and free speech scheduled on May 20.
The Law & Media Committee co-chairs are Dean Leonard M. Baynes of the University of Houston Law Center, Michelle Morris, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications of South Texas College of Law Houston, Professor Elsa Ransom of Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Professor John Greil of the University of Texas School of Law, Daniella Landers, Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, and Christopher Tritico, named partner at Tritico Rainey, PLLC.
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