State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting: Day 1 Preview

State Bar Annual Meeting highlights in Houston today include:

- Adaptable Lawyer Legal Innovation track: Learn about the latest in social media and other legal technology, including a keynote presentation by Merrilyn Astin Tarlton on new busines models for attorneys at 1:30 p.m., Room 360ABDE.

- Texas Legal History: Explore Texas' legal history through 21 fascinating legal documents recovered and restored thanks to the efforts of the Supreme Court of Texas' Texas Court Records Preservation Task Force. 10 a.m., Room 320AB.

- Bar Leaders Recognition Luncheon featuring James A. Baker III, former U.S. Secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush. Noon-1:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom.

- Receptions: Catch up with law school buddies or section colleagues, or rub elbows with fellow writers, at receptions starting at 4 p.m. Most are in the Hilton Americas Hotel; check Page 31 of your events guide for locations.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, Marshawn Evans, and Richard North Patterson are just a few of the highlights of this year's State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting June 14–15 in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

There will also be a reenactment of Texas v. White at the Historic 1910 Harris County Courthouse as well as a chance to get a glimpse of Texas' legal past through an exhibit of recently preserved historical legal documents. Oh yeah, and there's enough CLE there for you to fulfill your year's requirements!

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