Learning About the Lege

Want a refresher on how the Texas Legislature works? TexasBarCLE is rebroadcasting its webcast, “The Texas Legislative Process: What Every Lawyer Should Know,” on Tuesday, March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. Topics include a review of the legislative process, ethics rules regarding interactions with legislators and staff, and a look at the major issues for the 82nd Legislature. Participants can earn two hours of MCLE credit (including one hour of ethics). To register, visit www.texasbarcle.com. And to stay informed on what is happening at the Capitol, be sure and sign up for the Friday Update, a free weekly e-newsletter on proposed legislation that may affect the legal profession.

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Cody L. Cofer - March 18, 2011 10:02 PM

Sadly it seems the legislature is ever loosening provisions concerning barratry and solicitation. Although marketing is increasingly competitive, the aggressive nature and embarrassing content can damage the public view of the profession. I would encourage attorneys to watch the HB 2164 and similar bills. The bill analysis is not yet posted, but the proposed changes seem to loosen the reigns on attorney "marketing."

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