Monthly Archives: August 2009

ABA sues FTC over the Red Flags Rule

Yesterday the American Bar Association announced it had filed suit seeking to bar the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from applying the Red Flags Rule to lawyers. The Red Flags Rule requires "creditors" and "financial institutions" with covered accounts to implement programs to identify, detect, and respond to warning signs of identity theft. There has been … Continue Reading

Honoring the Best in Texas Journalism

The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and the State Bar teamed up to present the 2009 Texas Gavel Awards to nine Texas journalists on Friday during the FOIFT John Henry Faulk awards luncheon in Austin. The journalists were awarded for their efforts in helping to further the public’s understanding of the legal system. In … Continue Reading

A new take on the case digest

Casemaker, which provides free caselaw for Texas lawyers, has launched a unique case digest service for Texas legal pros.  The site kicks the traditional digest up a notch by allowing keyword searches and sorting case summaries by practice area, court, and even judge. Take a look now for free, and starting on September 1st sign … Continue Reading

Taking on a Texas-sized Job

Taking the lead of the largest law library in the world, Roberta I. Shaffer will have plenty to keep her busy. Roberta, who is Texas-licensed, was appointed Law Librarian of Congress by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. Roberta currently is executive director of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee/Federal Library Network, but will … Continue Reading

Recent law grad aces After The Bar Exam

Just eight days after State Bar President Roland Johnson launched on August 1, one recent law grad completed the program. He’ll receive a certificate of completion and can also claim CLE credit for certain courses once he’s licensed. After The Bar Exam features free resources and webcasts intended address concerns of those about to … Continue Reading

Random Profile – Thomas W. George, Austin

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? Family: Single, two children, six grandchildren. Areas of practice: civil trial law/health care law and policy/university teaching. Education: M.S., J.D. – American University; LL.M. Health Law … Continue Reading

Texas Legal Community Loses Legend, Emily C. Jones

Emily C. Jones, former director of Texas Lawyers Care, the State Bar’s legal services/pro bono support, and former director of the Texas Access to Justice Commission, passed away early this morning after a five-year battle with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Known as a feisty and strong-spirited advocate for access to justice initiatives in Texas, … Continue Reading