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What is the goal of legal writing?

When I teach legal writing to first-year law students, I surprise them with an in-class exercise around halfway through the first semester. I have the students break into groups, tell them to take out pen and paper, and pose this question: “What is the goal of legal writing?” Puzzled, they just stare back. I ask … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association teaches public about courts through program

The 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas took a recent oral argument from the courtroom to the classroom as a part of a Dallas Bar Association program to educate students and the public about the courts system. With the “Appealing to the Public” initiative—in its 10th year—the DBA aims to improve the community’s understanding of … Continue Reading

McAllen city, schools embrace TYLA Vote America! project

McAllen community leaders recently proclaimed October 3-7 “Vote America! Rally Week,” in support of the Texas Young Lawyers Association civics education project ahead of the upcoming voter registration deadline. TYLA’s Vote America! project aims to educate students about the fights for equality and democracy throughout U.S. history in an effort to remind them of their … Continue Reading

Baylor Law School hosting clinic to help young lawyers open firms

Young lawyers interested in opening their own law firms can get useful guidance at a two-day workshop at Baylor Law School August 18-19. Legal Mapmaker™, sponsored by Baylor Law School in collaboration with other law schools and the State Bar of Texas, aims to equip new lawyers with the tools to start practices that provide … Continue Reading

Dallas legal community to celebrate civility, professionalism

Lawyers and judges in the Dallas legal community will reaffirm their commitment to civility and professionalism during a new program next month. The Day of Civility and Professionalism, which will be observed in all Dallas state and federal courts, on September 9 aims to encourage attorneys and those serving in the judiciary to reemphasize their … Continue Reading

FOIFT, AG’s office bringing open government seminar to Rio Grande Valley

The nonprofit Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is partnering with the Texas Attorney General’s Office to host an open government seminar designed for the public, journalists, attorneys, and government employees in the Rio Grande Valley. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, … Continue Reading

TexasBarCLE Online Library provides thousands of CLE articles

Need to research quick and efficiently? Tired of physically storing shelves of continuing legal education articles? TexasBarCLE’s Online Library can help with that. With the online database that houses more than 20,000 CLE articles, you can easily and quickly search for documents on your computer, mobile device, or tablet, and download a searchable PDF or … Continue Reading

SMU Dedman to create justice reform center with $7 million gifts

The Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law announced Tuesday the creation of a new criminal justice reform center funded by $7 million in donations. The Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center will support research and educational programs dealing with issues such as wrongful convictions, over-incarceration, and help to ensure fair ethical treatment of individuals … Continue Reading

Winstead awards scholarships to diverse law students

Winstead recently announced the winners of its annual scholarship program benefitting outstanding diverse first-year law students in Texas. The Winstead Juris Doctor Scholarship—in its ninth year—is awarded to three exceptional and ethnically diverse students at the University of Houston Law Center, University of Texas School of Law, and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.… Continue Reading

St. Mary’s Law students triumph at national moot court contest

A trio of aspiring litigators from St. Mary’s University School of Law reigned supreme at the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Chicago last week. “This championship speaks volumes about the quality of our law students as advocates,” David A. Schlueter, Hardy Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs at St. Mary’s, … Continue Reading

FOIFT, AG’s Office host open government seminars in El Paso, Houston area

The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is partnering with the Attorney General’s Office to host two open government seminars in El Paso and the Houston area in May. The one-day seminars — designed for government employees, journalists, attorneys and members of the general public who want to learn more about the Texas Public Information … Continue Reading

Houston firm’s annual social media campaign aims to stop texting while driving

People of all ages do it no matter how much they know they shouldn’t: texting while driving. And for teenagers, who already have some of the highest crash numbers and are often big users of technology, the consequences can be dire. The Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend is bringing … Continue Reading

Registration open for University of Houston’s ‘People’s Law School’

The University of Houston Law Center will reconvene its free “People’s Law School,” on Saturday with courses in 13 different areas of law. The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon in Max Krost Hall and include more than 30 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors teaching the courses. According to a news release, … Continue Reading
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