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This month in the Texas Bar Journal

This month in the Texas Bar Journal:

A profile on Buck Files, a shareholder in Bain, Files, Jarrett, Bain & Harrison, P.C. in Tyler, who takes office as the 132nd president of the State Bar of Texas during the State Bar Annual Meeting in Houston, June 14–15. See what he has in store for the year. Page 434.

A profile on C.E. Rhodes, U.S. operations and Compliance counsel to Baker Hughes, Inc. in Houston, who takes office as president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association at the Annual Meeting. Page 474.

Legal article on the Texas Supreme Court's revisiting of the Covenants Not to Compete Act. Page 438.

Frank E. Stevenson II of Dallas becomes chair of the State Bar Board of Directors this month. Page 462.

Read the winning entries of the 2012 Texas Bar Journal Short Story Fiction Writing Contest. Finalists are listed on page 446; the winning stories begin on page 448.

A profile on retired Dallas attorney Rex Spivey's work with Habitat for Humanity International. Page 467.

Solo/Small Firm: How to Hire Well-spoken Lawyers. Page 478.

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