Monthly Archives: June 2014

New leadership, recognitions mark 2014 General Session

At the General Session Luncheon on June 27, 2014, during the State Bar of Texas’s Annual Meeting in Austin, 2013-2014 State Bar of Texas President Lisa M. Tatum gave her farewell remarks before Trey Apffel, a League City attorney, was sworn in as the 2014-2015 State Bar president. Apffel, surrounded by his family, shared his … Continue Reading

Texas resident files suit against CVS

A Harris County resident is taking CVS Pharmacy to court in hopes of receiving monetary relief over $200,000 but not more than $1,000,000. According to the plaintiff’s original petition, in June 2012, Claudis Alston presented a prescription for eye drops to a CVS store in Houston. Instead of receiving eye drops, the prescription was filled … Continue Reading

Texas community to celebrate historic courthouse renovation

Over the years, the Edwards County Courthouse in Rocksprings, Texas, has endured some tough times. In 1897, a fire gutted the building; in 1927, a deadly tornado struck town, causing additional structural damage and need for repair. But 2010 brought a turn of luck. That year, the courthouse, first constructed in 1891, was selected to … Continue Reading

Outstanding volunteers honored by TexasBarCLE

Six Texas attorneys have been selected as winners of “A Standing Ovation” award from TexasBarCLE. The lawyers were chosen based on their exceptional volunteer contributions to CLE programing in 2013. “All of our volunteers deserve our gratitude for contributing to the continuing education of their peers,” said Patrick Nester, director of TexasBarCLE. “Nevertheless, some stand … Continue Reading

Bob Black to be inducted as Texas Legal Legend

The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas has chosen Beaumont attorney Bob Black as its newest Texas Legal Legend. Black, a former State Bar president who practices as the managing shareholder in MehaffyWeber, will be inducted at a ceremony during the bar’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Austin. Black has tried more than 50 … Continue Reading

The TBJ June issue

Inside: Trey Apffel, who takes office as president of the State Bar of Texas at Annual Meeting, on understanding the daily challenges of an attorney, staying relevant to members, and protecting the rule of law. Plus: what you need to know about collaborative law, highlights from the Civil Rights Summit, winning pieces from the Texas … Continue Reading