Monthly Archives: July 2009

Email yourself a case with Casemaker 2.1

File this one under "the small things that count." Casemaker 2.1, our free legal research tool, has quietly added some new printing options you’ll find useful. Looking at the full text of a case, you’ll see a print dialogue in the upper right (see below) which now allows you to print the case, save it as … Continue Reading

In Memoriam: Pete Serrano

Pete Serrano of Amarillo, a member of the inaugural class of LeadershipSBOT, was killed Sunday in a car accident. He had been at the Local Bar Leaders Conference last week, as a member of the Local Bar Services Committee. Pete was a dedicated attorney committed to professionalism and public service with a bright future ahead. … Continue Reading

Kim Askew Testifies at Sotomayor Hearing

On July 16, Dallas lawyer Kim J. Askew, chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, testified regarding the ABA’s rating of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as "well qualified" to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Askew is a partner in K&L Gates and a former chair of the State Bar of Texas … Continue Reading

A Milestone for the State Bar’s Social Network

In May, Bill Medaille of Austin became the 10,000th Texas lawyer to register for Texas Bar Circle, our social and professional network for State Bar of Texas members. Since then, 800 more lawyers have joined the ranks. We’re recognizing user 10,000 because he met a goal of the 2008-2009 State Bar Web Services Committee, which … Continue Reading

Texas Attorney Rocked with MJ

While thousands of fans around the world are remembering the time they first fell in love with Michael Jackson’s music, Texas attorney Eliot D. Shavin will remember the month he spent on stage with the King of Pop. In the late 1970s, Shavin had just finished grad school and was biding his time before he … Continue Reading