Diana Gomez was sworn in as the 2023-2024 president of the Houston Bar Association, or HBA, during the HBA’s annual dinner on May 11. She is the sixth woman and the first Latina to hold this office in the HBA’s 153-year history, according to a press release. Gomez succeeds Past President Christopher V. Popov, of Vinson & Elkins.

“I am honored to serve as HBA president,” Gomez said in a press release. “As lawyers, we have the privilege to serve our community, our profession, and talented young minds. This year, we plan to focus on attorney engagement and increasing access to justice with initiatives like the HBA’s first ever multi-practice bench bar conference and installing L.A.W. (Legal Access Workspace) Pods to bring our downtown law library services to our county at-large.”