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Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas panel discusses statewide case management system

Members from the media, courts, and government talked about privacy and transparency during a panel discussion about a statewide case management system at the Freedom of Information of Texas annual conference on September 14 in downtown Austin.

Currently about 200 judges use re:SearchTX, a secure web portal that includes all electronic filings as of January 1, 2016. The portal, which is managed by the Texas Office of Court Administration and hosted by Tyler Technologies, provides judges with a tool that allows them to access cases from all Texas counties that e-file. Access to the portal has been an ongoing project—with counties being phased in—and the OCA plans to eventually make re:SearchTX available to the public. Similar to PACER, a federal portal accessed by subscribers who pay fees, the public portal would be funded by fees attorneys pay to use the system.
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State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.

Important Harvey Links

If you are an attorney who has been adversely affected or wish to assist a colleague, please take a moment to complete the State Bar of Texas’ Hurricane Harvey assistance survey.

If you would like to donate money to the hurricane relief effort in Texas, you can give by clicking here.

If you are an attorney who wants to help by giving brief advice, limited-scope service, or full representation to Harvey survivors, please complete the form at texasbar.com/attorneyvolunteer.

State Bar Disaster Resources for Attorneys — Information on this page includes recovery plans, court closures, court orders, and other items.

State Bar Disaster Resources the Public — The State Bar of Texas legal hotline — (800) 504-7030 — helps people find answers to basic legal questions and connects them with local legal aid providers following declared disasters. Continue Reading

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State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.

Important Harvey Links

If you are an attorney who has been adversely affected or wish to assist a colleague, please take a moment to complete the State Bar of Texas’ Hurricane Harvey assistance survey.

If you would like to donate money to the hurricane relief effort in Texas, you can give by clicking here.

If you are an attorney who wants to help by giving brief advice, limited-scope service, or full representation to Harvey survivors, please complete the form at texasbar.com/attorneyvolunteer.

State Bar Disaster Resources for Attorneys — Information on this page includes recovery plans, court closures, court orders, and other items.

State Bar Disaster Resources the Public — The State Bar of Texas legal hotline — (800) 504-7030 — helps people find answers to basic legal questions and connects them with local legal aid providers following declared disasters. Continue Reading

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State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 19, 2017

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.

Important Harvey Links

If you are an attorney who has been adversely affected or wish to assist a colleague, please take a moment to complete the State Bar of Texas’ Hurricane Harvey assistance survey.

If you would like to donate money to the hurricane relief effort in Texas, you can give by clicking here.

If you are an attorney who wants to help by giving brief advice, limited-scope service, or full representation to Harvey survivors, please complete the form at texasbar.com/attorneyvolunteer.

State Bar Disaster Resources for Attorneys — Information on this page includes recovery plans, court closures, court orders, and other items.

State Bar Disaster Resources the Public — The State Bar of Texas legal hotline — (800) 504-7030 — helps people find answers to basic legal questions and connects them with local legal aid providers following declared disasters. Continue Reading

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Free legal clinic for veterans in Katy

A free legal advice clinic is available for veterans in Katy on Saturday, September 23, at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic.

Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, and real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits. Attorneys will also answer legal-issue questions regarding Hurricane Harvey.
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State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 18, 2017

 

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.

Important Harvey Links

If you are an attorney who has been adversely affected or wish to assist a colleague, please take a moment to complete the State Bar of Texas’ Hurricane Harvey assistance survey.

If you would like to donate money to the hurricane relief effort in Texas, you can give through the Texas Bar Foundation by clicking here.

If you are an attorney who wants to help by giving brief advice, limited-scope service, or full representation to Harvey survivors, please complete the form at texasbar.com/attorneyvolunteer.

State Bar Disaster Resources for Attorneys — Information on this page includes recovery plans, court closures, court orders, and other items.

State Bar Disaster Resources the Public — The State Bar of Texas legal hotline — (800) 504-7030 — helps people find answers to basic legal questions and connects them with local legal aid providers following declared disasters. Continue Reading

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Professional clothing drive seeks to outfit women affected by Hurricane Harvey

As women return to work after Hurricane Harvey, some who were affected find themselves without professional attire.

The Association of Women Attorneys is sponsoring a professional clothing drive accepting donations of professional women’s attire—clothing, shoes, and handbags.

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Houston Bar volunteers respond to need for legal help after Harvey

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Friday. 

Nearly 900 members of the Houston Bar Association have volunteered or registered to volunteer in the future to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Attorneys are answering calls for a daily LegalLine program; staffing legal assistance booths at shelters, Disaster Recovery Centers, and legal clinics; and volunteering to represent low-income residents with legal problems related to the storm through the HBA’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers. Continue Reading

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Updates on Hurricane Harvey and executive director search

Editor’s note: State Bar of Texas President Tom Vick sent the following message to members on Friday.

Dear Fellow Attorneys,

I’m writing to update you on the State Bar’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and our search for a new executive director.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

I know that Hurricane Harvey and its related flooding have damaged many of your homes and law offices. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time, and the State Bar of Texas is here to serve you in any way possible.

The State Bar is providing the following resources to lawyers and members of the public affected by Hurricane Harvey. Continue Reading

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State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 15, 2017

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.

Important Harvey Links

If you are an attorney who has been adversely affected or wish to assist a colleague, please take a moment to complete the State Bar of Texas’ Hurricane Harvey assistance survey.

If you would like to donate money to the hurricane relief effort in Texas, you can give through the Texas Bar Foundation by clicking here.

If you are an attorney who wants to help by giving brief advice, limited-scope service, or full representation to Harvey survivors, please complete the form at texasbar.com/attorneyvolunteer.

State Bar Disaster Resources for Attorneys — Information on this page includes recovery plans, court closures, court orders, and other items.

State Bar Disaster Resources the Public — The State Bar of Texas legal hotline — (800) 504-7030 — helps people find answers to basic legal questions and connects them with local legal aid providers following declared disasters. Continue Reading

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