65th annual celebration

1,000 lawyers party in River Oaks: These Legal Eagles only want to do good

1,000 lawyers party in River Oaks: These Legal Eagles want to do good

1 John Eddie and Sheridan Williams at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Harvest party chairs John Eddie and Sheridan Williams. Photo by David Bates
14 Bill and Leslie Buck at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Bill and Leslie Buck. Photo by David Bates
15 Meredith Clark, from left, Sherrie Evans and Ike Vanden Eykel at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Meredith Clark, from left, Sherrie Evans and Ike Vanden Eykel. Photo by David Bates
18 Dana and Neil Kelly at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Dana and Neil Kelly. Photo by David Bates
17 Lily and Charles Foster at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Lilly and Charles Foster. Photo by David Bates
12 Wendy and Alistair Dawson at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Wendy and Alistair Dawson. Photo by David Bates
11 Jeremiah and Parul Anderson at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Jeremiah and Parul Anderson. Photo by David Bates
10 Alex and Jennifer Higginbotham at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Alex and Jennifer Higginbotham. Photo by David Bates
7 Stephanie Bundage, from left, Monica Karuturi, Dana O’Brien and and Daniella Landers at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Stephanie Bundage, from left, Monica Karuturi, Dana O’Brien and and Daniella Landers. Photo by David Bates
8 Annsley and Chris Popov at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Annsley and Chris Popov. Photo by David Bates
9 Penny and Craig Glidden at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Penny and Craig Glidden. Photo by David Bates
5 Sammy Ford IV, from left, Travis Torrence, Anna Archer, Nicole  Voyles, Brian Albrecht and Ashish Mahendru at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Sammy Ford IV, from left, Travis Torrence, Anna Archer, Nicole Voyles, Brian Albrecht and Ashish Mahendru. Photo by David Bates
2 Carter and Meredith Crow at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Carter and Meredith Crow. Photo by David Bates
4 Sandy and Travis Sales at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
Sandy and Travis Sales. Photo by David Bates
1 John Eddie and Sheridan Williams at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
14 Bill and Leslie Buck at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
15 Meredith Clark, from left, Sherrie Evans and Ike Vanden Eykel at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
18 Dana and Neil Kelly at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
17 Lily and Charles Foster at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
12 Wendy and Alistair Dawson at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
11 Jeremiah and Parul Anderson at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
10 Alex and Jennifer Higginbotham at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
7 Stephanie Bundage, from left, Monica Karuturi, Dana O’Brien and and Daniella Landers at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
8 Annsley and Chris Popov at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
9 Penny and Craig Glidden at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
5 Sammy Ford IV, from left, Travis Torrence, Anna Archer, Nicole  Voyles, Brian Albrecht and Ashish Mahendru at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
2 Carter and Meredith Crow at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014
4 Sandy and Travis Sales at the Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration November 2014

It's one of those must see-and-be-seen events for the legal community, the annual Harvest Celebration that raises funds for pro bono legal services for the poor, provided by members of Houston Volunteer Lawyers. Nearly 1,000 legal eagles turned out at River Oaks Country Club for the 65th annual fundraiser that brought in a record $670,000 for the cause.

The event is annually hosted by the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Bar Foundation and the HBA auxiliary. HBA president Carter Crow and wife Meredith joined foundation chair John Eddie Williams and wife Sheridan, and auxiliary president Hazel Donato.

Before the big crowds dropped in, more than 100 law firms, corporate legal departments and individuals were recognized as Equal Access Champions for helping individuals who do not have the means to pay for basic civil legal services. 

Since the event was designated as a fundraiser 15 years ago, the Harvest Celebration has raised more than $6 million for the foundation which is the primary source of support the volunteer lawyers.

Stepping out on this night were Jennifer and Alex Higginbotham, Lily and Charles Foster, Wendy and Alistair Dawson, Meredith Clark, Dana and Neil Kelly, Stephanie Bundage, Annsley and Chris Popov and Leslie and Bill Buck.

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