Monthly Archives: June 2013

TYLA Awards

TYLA started off an evening to remember with a reception on Friday, June 21, at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. 2012-2013 President C.E. Rhodes spoke from the heart when he touched upon all of the people who have supported him along the way. 2012-2013 President Kristy Blanchard graciously accepted the challenge of leading … Continue Reading

Bryan Garner on writing about the law

Author Brian A. Garner, who has spent a lifetime examining and interpreting the written word, talked about his recent book co-authored with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to a packed room on Friday, July 21, at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. Garner, the editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, said he worked for … Continue Reading

Kathryn Keneally talks about taxes and offshore accounts

“We are looking at the whole world—and still looking at Switzerland,” Kathryn Keneally, assistant attorney general with the Department of Justice Tax Division, told a crowded house at a Q&A session Friday, June 21, at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. Keneally talked about the goings-on offshore and while she couldn’t comment on upcoming … Continue Reading

What Corporate America Really Expects

Dallas-native Walter Sutton, associate general counsel for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., moderated a panel discussion on corporations and diverse outside counsel at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting on June 20. Sutton, who received the 2013 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, stressed … Continue Reading

LeadershipSBOT Awards Ceremony

"You have to stick your neck out every once in a while if you believe in what you are doing," Supreme Court of Texas Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson told the graduating class of LeadershipSBOT at an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 20, at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Dallas. Jefferson talked … Continue Reading

Film on race, university admissions now online

We recently blogged about Austin broadcast journalist Lynn Boswell's new documentary on race and university admissions, which premiered last month on KLRU-TV. We can now report that the film, "Admissions on Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Education," is online for viewing anytime.… Continue Reading