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Mock trial hopes to educate teens about dating violence

More than 100 teenage students in Hays County will participate in a mock trial dealing with dating violence on February 25 as community leaders and legal professionals seek to bring awareness to a serious and all-too-common problem. “This is an excellent opportunity for students to experience the workings of the justice system while learning the … Continue Reading

Attorneys, associations celebrate Constitution Day with readings, presentations

Organizations of attorneys throughout the state of Texas have planned special events to honor Constitution Day – the nationally recognized holiday marking the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. As part of the celebration, more than 100 attorneys from the Houston Bar Association will read to 209 classes in elementary schools across … Continue Reading

High schoolers to tour Capitol, meet leading historian on Constitution Day

The transition away from summer and into full-swing academia will be a little easier for select high schoolers who will soon explore the State Capitol and meet one of America’s leading historians. On September 17, 2015—recognized as Constitution Day—the Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates will host its fourth annual James Otis … Continue Reading

ACU pre-law adviser recognized as best in the country

With more than 20 years spent providing guidance to undergraduate students considering a career in the law, Mel Hailey of Abilene Christian University has been recognized as the top pre-law adviser in the nation. On March 23, 2015, the Pre-Law Advisors National Council announced that Hailey would be the recipient of its 2015 Dean Gerald … Continue Reading

LRE hosts conference for teachers

  Teachers from around state gathered in Austin on Friday, Jan. 30, to attend the State Bar of Texas 2015 Law-Related Education Conference at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The event kicked off with a lecture by Mark Updegrove, director of the LBJ Presidential Library. Using videos and recordings of Johnson, Updegrove offered … Continue Reading

Benny Agosto Jr. elected president of national fund

Benny Agosto Jr., a partner in the Houston office of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, has been named president of the Legal Education Fund of the Hispanic National Bar Association. The Legal Education Fund promotes educational programs that expose underrepresented students and professionals to opportunities in the legal profession. Among other initiatives, the … Continue Reading

Scholarship luncheon to benefit Hispanic law students

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Houston for its annual scholarship luncheon, which provides financial support to six law students who best exemplify leadership, commitment, justice, and equality. Each Houston-based law school selects two scholarship recipients. “It is important that we encourage a … Continue Reading

Twibel, Tumblr, and the First Amendment: Ongoing themes at SXSW Interactive

With the option to hide behind avatars, handles, and screen names, people can be downright mean, even libelous, while communicating online. When defamatory statements are published online and a victim chooses to take action, who is to blame? For websites like Tumblr and Twitter, which provide outlets for anyone with a username to publish content, … Continue Reading

SXSW Interactive Wrap-up: With Lightning Speed

South by Southwest has a tradition of encouraging innovators to push the tech envelope. But with new developments come new legal questions, and technology often moves faster than the legislative process. During the opening days of SXSW Interactive, tech and law experts converged to discuss some of the legal issues currently at play regarding tech … Continue Reading

Crash course on jury duty for high school seniors

Many people dread jury duty, which is associated with detouring from our all-too-comfortable daily routines. High school seniors are no different, and with a multitude of enticing alternate options for how to spend their time, they likely are more susceptible to developing jury duty apathy. On Nov. 7, a program of the Houston Bar Association … Continue Reading
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