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Opinion: A Message From the State Bar of Texas President

Editor’s Note: This communication to State Bar members went out earlier today via email from President Frank Stevenson and other State Bar officers. We’ve heard from many fellow Texas lawyers with questions regarding the Sunset Process and other State Bar matters. We would like to set the record straight on the issues for which we’ve … Continue Reading

State Bar helps members explore insurance options

Update: The State Bar of Texas also hosted events in Houston and Dallas to provide members with information to help them select options through the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange. To view information from all the sessions, click on the following links: Texas, Austin, Dallas, and Houston. John Jansonius, a partner in Jackson Walker and the chair of … Continue Reading

Stories of Recovery: Support Groups are Life-Changing

Editor’s note: This story is part of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s “Stories of Recovery” series. TLAP offers confidential assistance for lawyers, law students, and judges with substance abuse or mental health issues. Call TLAP at (800) 343-8527 and find more information at Over the past 15 years, a toxic combination of the general … Continue Reading

About The Bar

In 1882, hundreds of judges and lawyers gathered in Galveston to establish the Texas Bar Association, a volunteer organization. Half a century later, seeking to ensure that lawyers maintain the highest ethical standards, the association proposed legislation that would unify the bar and provide more stringent controls over standards of practice. The Texas Legislature passed … Continue Reading