Tag Archives: Texas Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court adds, amends Harvey-related orders

Editor’s Note: The Texas Supreme Court issued the following advisory Wednesday regarding its emergency orders related to Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Supreme Court has amended orders relating to problems created by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, amending one to allow out-of-state lawyers to practice temporarily in Texas and adding others (1) to permit the Aransas … Continue Reading

Order allows modification, suspension of court procedures in Harvey-affected proceedings

The Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals issued an emergency order Monday authorizing modification and suspension of court procedures in proceedings affected by Hurricane Harvey. The order expires September 27 unless the courts extend it. “Court proceedings … throughout Texas may be affected by the disaster because of closures of courts and clerks’ … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court congratulates first TOJI cohort

The 10 members of the first cohort of the Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator received words of support and encouragement from the Texas Supreme Court on June 13, 2017. Justice Phil Johnson spoke to the group gathered in the courtroom and reminded them of their important role in helping those who need access to justice. … Continue Reading

Texas Access to Justice groups talk civil legal aid at Capitol breakfast

Representatives of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and Texas Access to Justice Commission, state government, and the Texas Supreme Court spoke about the importance of improving low-income Texans and veterans’ access to civil legal help at a breakfast January 26 at the Capitol. State Rep. Sarah Davis, who serves as a liaison to the … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court chief justice delivers State of the Judiciary

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht delivered the State of the Judiciary on February 1 to a joint session of the state legislature, touching on issues including judicial security and compensation, access to justice, electronic records, and the bail system. “As important as it is for courts to be efficient, it is more … Continue Reading

New Texas lawyers sworn in at November ceremony

Hundreds of Texas’ newest lawyers were officially sworn in Monday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin at the November New Lawyers Induction Ceremony. Friends and family of the new attorneys and representatives from the State Bar of Texas and the state’s law schools filled the room for the event, as the Texas Supreme Court … Continue Reading

Tarrant County Bar celebrates pro bono with annual luncheon

The Tarrant County Bar Foundation celebrated pro bono efforts and raised money to improve access to justice at its annual luncheon this month. The Advocates for Justice Luncheon October 13 in Fort Worth benefited the foundation’s pro bono and community service programs and recognized the work of LegalLine, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans—Tarrant County Chapter, … Continue Reading

Texas Advocacy Project announces annual award recipients

The Texas Advocacy Project has announced the recipients of its annual awards recognizing community members who embody the nonprofit’s mission. The organization—which aims to provide free legal services to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking across the state—will present the awards at its 10th Annual Black & White Ball on October … Continue Reading

Board now accepting online pro hac vice fee payment; will soon allow online filing of declarations and applications for bar exam

Law students filing Declarations of Intention to Study Law and graduates planning to sit for the Texas Bar Examination will soon be able to file their applications and payments online. The Texas Board of Law Examiners ultimately plans to make online filing and payment mandatory since the Supreme Court approved rule changes authorizing it to … Continue Reading

Texas commission set to begin operations in September

The Supreme Court of Texas has appointed nine members to serve staggered terms on the newly created Judicial Branch Certification Commission. Beginning Sept. 1, 2014, certification, registration, licensing, and compliance functions for court reporters and court reporting firms, professional guardians, process servers, and licensed court interpreters will be combined, fitting into the JBCC. The Court … Continue Reading
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