Monthly Archives: November 2009

Fort Bend County lawyers golf for a great cause

The Fort Bend County Bar Association’s 31st Annual Golf Tournament proved to be a huge success! The bar association raised more than $10,000 which exceeded the goal and allowed the association to make more donations than expected.   Fort Bend Lawyers Care received $5,000 to enhance free legal services to the indigent. Richmond Rosenberg Helping Hands received $5,000. Helping Hands … Continue Reading

Honoring our nation’s veterans

The State Bar of Texas extends its deep gratitude to all veterans for their service to our country. Throughout the year, our Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) program recruits volunteer attorneys and legal professionals to assist soldiers and their families with legal issues involving family law, employment, housing, and more. Read more and learn … Continue Reading

PLI disclosure hearing report: Austin, November 9

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors held its seventh and final public hearing on whether lawyers should be required to disclose to clients if they carry professional liability insurance. Seven attendees chose to testify publicly — two in favor of requiring disclosure, five opposed to the idea. The Board will vote in January … Continue Reading

Random Profile – Steve Collins, Austin

For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 80,000-plus attorneys, call them, and do a Q&A. We’ve found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next? Most important career lesson: Integrity matters. Be the same person at home, at work, and in the world. Be consistent. Bet you didn’t know: I married my high school … Continue Reading

A Milestone for Legal Ethics in Texas

Happy Birthday to the Texas Lawyer’s Creed! The Creed contains principles for civility and courtesy between lawyers and honesty in statements to judges and lawyers and was promulgated in 1989 by both the Supreme Court of Texas and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. On Thursday, Nov. 5, two former justices of the Texas Supreme Court … Continue Reading

This month in the Texas Bar Journal

 most links point to PDF files New Disciplinary Rules — The Supreme Court of Texas has published for comment proposed amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.  Pro/Con: Professional Liability Insurance Disclosure — The Supreme Court has asked the State Bar Board of Directors to recommend whether lawyers should be required to disclose to … Continue Reading