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Longtime Texas RioGrande Legal Aid leader to retire

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Executive Director David Hall will retire from his position after 42 years at the helm, the organization announced Wednesday. “It has been my honor and privilege to work alongside colleagues and friends with such inspiring values, compassion, and dedication for justice,” Hall said in a statement to staff announcing his decision. … Continue Reading

Texas attorneys named to Fastcase 50 list of top innovators

Three Texas attorneys were included on the annual Fastcase 50 list, which honors top innovators in the legal field. Cameron Vann, senior staff attorney for the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program; Cisselon Nichols Hurd, senior counsel to Shell Oil; and T. Jason Smith, senior director and legal counsel to software company Apttus, received the honor alongside attorneys, professors, … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Lake Jackson

Free legal assistance is being offered to veterans in Lake Jackson on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer attorneys at the clinic, organized by the Brazoria County Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative, will provide veterans and spouses of deceased veterans with advice regarding disability and veterans benefits … Continue Reading

Texas criminal defense attorneys to read Declaration of Independence for Fourth of July

All across the state on the Fourth of July, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association members will lead readings of the Declaration of Independence. The annual recitation of the nation’s founding document is a tradition started seven years ago by Houston criminal defense lawyer Robert Fickman, a past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.… Continue Reading

Early thoughts for family law practitioners on the modernized military retirement system

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 defined a modernized retirement system, or MRS, for individuals entering military service on or after January 1, 2018. Service members with less than 12 years of service on December 31, 2017, have the option of remaining with the current military retirement system or switching to the … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Katy

Free legal advice will be offered to veterans in Katy on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer attorneys will be available to advise any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran in a number of areas including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, and real estate and tax law, in addition … Continue Reading

TYLA seeks lawyers to judge State Moot Court Competition

The Texas Young Lawyers Association is seeking volunteers to judge the preliminary rounds of the 2017 State Moot Court Competition held annually in conjunction with the State Bar Annual Meeting. Eight Texas law schools will participate on June 20-22 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy., and judges are needed at the … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for Conroe veterans

Veterans in need of legal help will be able to meet with volunteer attorneys for advice and assistance at a free clinic in Montgomery County on Saturday, June 3. Attorneys will be available to offer advice in family law, wills and probate, consumer law, and real estate and tax law, as well as disability and … Continue Reading

Austin attorney Joe K. Longley elected State Bar president-elect

Texas attorneys have elected Joe K. Longley of Austin as the 2017-2018 president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. The result comes after a May 11-25 runoff election between Longley and Chad Baruch of Dallas after they were the top two vote-getters in a month-long, three-way race for the position that ended May 2. Read the news release for more results.… Continue Reading

San Antonio Bar Association names new executive director

The San Antonio Bar Association has named June Morse Moynihan as its new executive director, the organization announced Tuesday. Moynihan, who was serving as assistant executive director, has worked for the bar association for more than two years, previously serving as membership director and director of the San Antonio Bar Foundation. “It’s an exciting change … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Galveston

The Galveston County Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative are sponsoring a free legal clinic for veterans on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Veterans and spouses will receive one-on-one advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in family law, wills and probate, consumer law, real estate and tax law, … Continue Reading
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