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Task force to study how to resume criminal court proceedings

A task force designed to help the Texas courts system resume criminal proceedings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic won approval June 24 from the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. The board approved the Presidential Task Force on Criminal Court Proceedings at the request of 2020-2021 State Bar President Larry McDougal, a Richmond … Continue Reading

Office of Court Administration issues updated statement about ransomware attack

Editor’s note: The Office of Court Administration made the following updated statement on the security breach that began impacting the judiciary on May 8. On Friday, May 8th, the Office of Court Administration (OCA), the information technology (IT) provider for the appellate courts and state judicial agencies within the Texas Judicial Branch, identified a serious … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 20, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links Frequently Asked Questions — Coronavirus safety measures at … Continue Reading

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals celebrates 125 years

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals celebrated its 125-year anniversary with a celebration in its courtroom on Thursday. “For a moment, consider what it was like in 1891,” Presiding Judge Sharon Keller said, listing off the differences between the year the court was established and more than a century later to the former judges, briefing … Continue Reading

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Hervey appointed to National Commission on Forensic Science

On Jan. 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Commerce appointed 30 members to the first-ever National Commission on Forensic Science. Among these experts was Judge Barbara Hervey of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The commission was created in February 2013 by the DOJ and U.S. Department of Commerce’s National … Continue Reading
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