A new oath passed by the 84th Texas Legislature designed to advance civility and integrity in the practice of law will be used to swear in Texas lawyers at the next New Lawyers Induction Ceremony at 10 a.m. November 16 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The State Bar of Texas is inviting all practicing attorneys to attend the ceremony and to join inductees in reciting the new oath.
Some local bar associations are holding their own swearing-in ceremonies to welcome new lawyers. A partial list of those activities appears below.
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The Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association will host its annual swearing-in ceremony at 4 p.m. November 12 at the Seventh Court of Appeals, 501 S. Fillmore, Ste. 2A. A reception will follow at the Amarillo Club, 600 S. Tyler.
The Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is co-sponsoring a swearing-in ceremony with the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers at 4 p.m. November 17 at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion, 2101 Ross Ave. The ceremony is open to all individuals who passed the July Texas bar exam and successfully completed all other necessary requirements. Families of newly licensed attorneys are encouraged to attend. Judge David Godbey of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, and Justice Douglas Lang of the 5th District Court of Appeals of Texas will conduct the ceremony. Parking is available for a small fee. Business attire is suggested. RSVP (required) to Cherie Harris (email@example.com).
The 8th Court of Appeals will hold the swearing in of new attorneys at 10 a.m. November 10 at the Court of Appeals, 500 E. San Antonio, 12th Floor. The El Paso Bar Association will host a small reception after the ceremony.
The Houston Young Lawyers Association will host a swearing-in ceremony at 4:30 p.m. November 17 at the 1910 Courthouse, 301 Fannin St. Justice Brett Busby of the 14th Court of Appeals will preside. All newly licensed attorneys and their families are invited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 16 and include the name you would like to appear on your certificate and the number of guests attending. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Katy Bar Association recited the new oath at its regular CLE luncheon on October 27 at Willow Fork Country Club.
A swearing-in ceremony for new and previously licensed attorneys will take place during the Fayette County Bar Association meeting starting at 12:15 p.m. October 29 in the Fayette County Courthouse, 151 N. Washington.
The Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association will hold a swearing-in ceremony at 7 p.m. November 18 at Texas Tech University School of Law.
The Fort Bend County Bar Association will have a panel of judges from the 14th and 1st Courts of Appeals at its CLE luncheon at noon October 29 at Pecan Grove Country Club. Chief Justice Kem Thompson Frost will administer the new oath to lawyers in attendance. Those attending who are members of FBCBA and make a reservation pay $25, and nonmembers and members without reservations pay $30 for the luncheon. Find a payment portal and more information at fortbendbar.org.
The Bexar County Women’s Bar Association and San Antonio Young Lawyers Association will host the second annual San Antonio Swearing-In Ceremony on November 19, open to all who pass the Texas bar exam. Chief Justice Sandee Bryan Marion of the 4th Court of Appeals will preside. Judge Henry Bemporad will speak. Representatives from local bar-related organizations will also be present to provide membership information. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Central Jury Room located in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center, 300 Dolorosa. Families of newly licensed attorneys are welcome. New attorneys can RSVP for themselves and their families or friends here. Space is limited.
Members of the Erath County Bar Association commemorated the new oath by reciting it with the assistance of Senior District Judge Donald R. Jones on October 27 at The Agave restaurant.