Monthly Archives: October 2014

Austin Bar Association wins Luminary Award

The Austin Bar Association took home a Luminary Award for Excellence in Electronic Publications for its e-newsletter Bar Code at the National Association for Bar Executives Communications Section Workshop, held last week in Indianapolis. “My favorite part of the Luminary Awards is that the entries are judged by our peers—other bar communicators who understand the … Continue Reading

Benny Agosto Jr. elected president of national fund

Benny Agosto Jr., a partner in the Houston office of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, has been named president of the Legal Education Fund of the Hispanic National Bar Association. The Legal Education Fund promotes educational programs that expose underrepresented students and professionals to opportunities in the legal profession. Among other initiatives, the … Continue Reading

Foundation provides grants for veterans’ legal services

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation has announced that it will provide more than $426,000 in grants among 11 nonprofits in support of legal aid services for Texas veterans. Groups receiving the financial support include: Baylor University School of Law, Waco – $22,000 Cathedral Justice Project, Houston – $22,000 Community Justice Program, San Antonio – … Continue Reading

The Lawyer’s Life: A conversation with Stewart Guss

Personal injury attorney Stewart Guss likes to start his day early, when the office is quiet and no one else has made it in yet. He spends this uninterrupted time reading and responding to emails and checking the status of dozens of cases. His mission is to help people in need. With 20 years of experience in the legal profession, this 47-year-old Tomball resident knows how to get things accomplished. Here he talks about professional challenges and triumphs, distracting driving, and Atticus Finch.… Continue Reading

Working It: Show your stuff at #txlawdesk

For many Texas lawyers, desks and offices take on a significant importance in our lives and careers. Often these spaces become a representation of our professional identities, home to our creative idiosyncrasies, and landing pad for our often-challenging workload. After all, workers in America clock in more time than those in any other country in … Continue Reading

The View

Artist and retired lawyer Cedric Hustace on avoiding a “whoops” moment, listening to classical music and jazz, and putting that first dab of color on canvas. Indiana-based artist Cedric Hustace uses the world around him—from blooming flowers alongside a path in the middle of nowhere to cultural dancers in downtown Bucharest, Romania—to capture life as … Continue Reading

The TBJ October issue

About the cover: Cedric Hustace, who was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1963, worked with acrylic paints on canvas to produce the image on this month’s cover. To learn more about the Indiana-based artist and to watch a video of the making of the cover, go to Plus: Creepy cases, the right legal software … Continue Reading