Monthly Archives: January 2010

San Antonio lawyer, law student honored at luncheon

State Bar of Texas President Roland Johnson and President-elect Terry Tottenham visited the San Antonio Bar Association (SABA) luncheon today. SABA lawyers are actively involved in mentoring young lawyers, providing legal services to the poor, and helping local military personnel. In addition to a CLE presentation by United States Circuit Judge Edward C. Prado, two … Continue Reading

Random Profile – Daryl Sinkule, Houston

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? Best thing about being a lawyer: Recovering money on behalf of clients wronged by their employers Latest pursuit: Attempting to survive the renovation of … Continue Reading

Texas Legal Legends

In an effort to preserve their stories in an entertaining and historically significant way, Harper Estes, Immediate Past President of the State Bar, has interviewed a number of notable and distinguished Texas lawyers. Three new videos in the “Texas Legal Legends” series are now on the State Bar’s website: interviews with former State Bar Chair … Continue Reading

170 Candles for the Supreme Court of Texas

On January 13th, the Supreme Court of Texas celebrated its 170th anniversary. A special open session of the Court, where the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society observed its 20th anniversary, was followed by a reception at the Texas Law Center. Roland K. Johnson, president of the State Bar of Texas, and Larry McNeill, president of … Continue Reading

Guzman sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

Justice Eva Guzman, the first Latina to serve on the Texas Supreme Court, celebrated her formal investiture on Monday, January 11. The ceremony took place in the Texas House of Representatives Chamber, in front of an audience filled with Guzman’s colleagues, friends, and family. Governor Rick Perry administered the oath of office, praising Guzman’s “consistent … Continue Reading

Random Profile – Alia Derrick, Dallas

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, 5 nieces and 2 nephews. Areas of practice: Civil Litigation & Labor and Employment. Education: B.A., Rice University (2003); J.D., University of Texas School of Law … Continue Reading

Call for Entries — 2010 YouTube Video Contest

Grab your video cameras! It’s time for the 2010 State Bar YouTube Video Contest, "The Importance of the Legal System." President Roland Johnson is encouraging all Texans, and especially Texas attorneys and their families, to participate. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2010. Read the complete contest rules and get ready to enter!… Continue Reading
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