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Sponsored Content: 5 Benefits of Cloud-Based Calendar Software for Lawyers

As we approach the new year, it’s time to start thinking about the changes we will make in 2023. One significant change to consider: upgrading your calendar.

And we’re not just talking about picking out new planners, wall calendars, and desk calendars (though that certainly is a fun way to start the year). It’s also time to do yourself a favor and improve your law firm’s workflows by upgrading to comprehensive cloud-based calendar software.

With cloud-based calendar software, you can update your calendar from anywhere, using any device, to keep your team in the loop about important deadlines and events. Let’s look at a few of our favorite benefits of calendar management software for law firms. Continue Reading

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TYLA Director Spotlight: Timothy Adams

Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. All TYLA programs are accomplished through the volunteer efforts of its board and committee members, with the cooperation of local affiliate young lawyers associations. Learn more at tyla.org.

Name: Timothy Adams

Employer/Organization: Harris County District Attorney’s Office

Practice Area(s): Criminal Law Continue Reading

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Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for December

The Texas Bar Blog’s must-reads are back with the latest issue of the Texas Bar Journal. Our December issue is live and features a year in review of Texas law, a guide to the Texas grievance process, a Q&A with attorneys whose work netted hardworking musicians millions, and a look at 2022’s Texas Capitol ornament. Don’t forget to check out Movers and Shakers, Disciplinary Actions, and Memorials. Continue Reading

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Texas Bar Foundation awards $30,000 grant to Catholic Charities of Central Texas

Catholic Charities of Central Texas, or CCCTX, is expanding its Immigration Legal Services program with the aid of a $30,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. The faith-based social services organization will provide pro bono legal representation to Afghan families resettling in Central Texas after the fall of the country’s government in August 2021. Continue Reading

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Scams continue to target Texas attorneys

Update 12/2/22: We received a report of another scam. An attorney received an email from her online profile on texasbar.com coming from a Gmail account that read: “I send you 700.00 dollars and you said that I can get 60,000 in a grant and it’s been eight hours. Haven’t seen nothing yet. I guess I have to call your law firm.” The attorney said later that day, she received a call from the scammer on her personal cell phone. The scammer said he spoke to the attorney several times the day before (November 27). The attorney told the scammer that he did not speak to the attorney and that the scammer had reached the attorney’s personal cell. To this, the scammer’s response was, “Sorry, thank you, my mistake.” He immediately hung up. The attorney said she is not sure how the caller obtained her phone number. The scammer’s phone number was 210-584-0452 and caller ID showed the scammer’s name as Kenneth Lewis. The attorney described the incident as “a little unnerving.” She believes the scammer was attempting to impersonate her.

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Wells Fargo joins TAJF’s prime partner bank program to boost funding for legal aid in Texas

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, or TAJF, the largest state-based funding source for civil legal aid, announced Wells Fargo has joined the TAJF’s Prime Partner bank program, a significant step toward making legal assistance more accessible for thousands of Texans. Funding from this program helps TAJF provide legal aid services to more than 100,000 Texans across the state each year.

Prime Partner banks and credit unions voluntarily pay higher interest rates for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, or IOLTA, a method of raising money for civil legal aid and to support improvements to the justice system. Prime Partner financial institutions pay 75% of the federal funds target rate on IOLTA accounts, which is well above the eligibility requirements for banks participating in the IOLTA program.

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Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program hosts free legal clinics in December

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, an initiative of the Dallas Bar Association, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, and local law firms, is hosting free virtual and in-person legal clinics for eligible Dallas County residents throughout December. Continue Reading

Posted inJudiciaryNews

Travis County honors Judge Lora Livingston and opens new courthouse

On Friday, December 2, Travis County will usher in its new Civil and Family Courthouse in downtown Austin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony along with a portrait unveiling for Judge Lora Livingston. Continue Reading

Posted inTexas Young Lawyers Association

TYLA Director Spotlight: Sushant Mohan

 

Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. All TYLA programs are accomplished through the volunteer efforts of its board and committee members, with the cooperation of local affiliate young lawyers associations. Learn more at tyla.org.

Name: Sushant Mohan

Employer/Organization: BakerHostetler, LLP

Practice Area(s): Commercial Litigation; Energy Law; Mineral Liens; OSHA Defense Continue Reading

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Texas Bar Foundation Awards $15,000 to ChildSafe

Bexar County’s Children’s Advocacy Center, ChildSafe, was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. The funds will aid the trauma-focused care center’s victim services. Specifically, the grant will provide to victims of child abuse certified trauma-informed language and sign language interpreters for forensic interviews, family support, and therapeutic services. Funds from the grant will serve eight to 10 clients and cover the costs for interpreter and translation services for approximately one year. Continue Reading

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