May 27, 2021 - Jennifer A. Hasley, a 1995 LL.M. graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, is now leading the Houston Bar Association. With more than 10,000 members, HBA is one of the largest metropolitan bar associations in the country.
“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 is a managing partner of Hasley Scarano, L.L.P., a firm that specializes in civil litigation, intellectual property law and professional responsibility. She received her LL.M. in Health Law & Policy after obtaining her J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
“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,’” Hasley said. “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.”
According to the Houston Bar Association, Hasley is the fifth woman president in the 150-year history of the organization, and is "passionate about helping law students and young lawyers develop their skills and confidence through direct mentorship."