Stephen F. Malouf, of Malouf & Nockels in Dallas, is the recipient of the 2023 Pat Nester Innovation in Professional Development Award. This award was established by the State Bar of Texas CLE Committee in 2017 and recognizes an individual whose innovative contributions have substantially advanced continuing legal education in Texas.

A speaker and author for TexasBarCLE for over two decades, Malouf has been a go-to resource on the virtues and perils of technology. From using the internet for discovery, upping your game with trial presentation technology, selecting the best hardware and software for your practice, and preparing for a virtual trial, Malouf has helped his fellow lawyers improve their practices through the use of technology.