Monthly Archives: February 2009

Austin lawyer an elite Yelper

Michelle Cheng is one of Austin’s most prolific Yelpers. Yelp.com describes its free service as "real reviews by real people." Michelle has written 501 reviews of restaurants and other businesses, leading her cohorts on Yelp to call her "legendary" and earning her an elusive "Yelp Elite" status for three years running. "Yelp.com gives me an … Continue Reading

Random Profile: Nelson Clare, San Antonio

For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 80,000-plus attorneys, call them, and do a Q&A. We’ve found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next? Areas of practice: Environmental, municipal and energy law. In 2004, after 30 years of public and private practice, I retired as head of a small in-house … Continue Reading

YouTube Contest ends March 16

We’re calling on Texans of all ages to enter our 2008-2009 YouTube video contest, "Ideals That Unite Us." This is part of our public education campaign on the importance of the justice system. What are the ideals that unite us as citizens of this country? Tell us in a three-minute-or-less video and you could win one … Continue Reading

About the Authors

Torrie Bethany is the projects coordinator for the Communications Division of the State Bar of Texas. She holds a B.A in communications from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Lowell Brown is the communications division director for the State Bar of Texas. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in journalism … Continue Reading

About The Bar

In 1882, hundreds of judges and lawyers gathered in Galveston to establish the Texas Bar Association, a volunteer organization. Half a century later, seeking to ensure that lawyers maintain the highest ethical standards, the association proposed legislation that would unify the bar and provide more stringent controls over standards of practice. The Texas Legislature passed … Continue Reading
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