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Houston attorneys, judges reading at 100 schools for Constitution Day

More than 100 Houston Bar Association volunteers are expected to read to classes in 100 elementary schools in the Houston area today for Constitution Day. Attorneys and judges are reading and discussing the book Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio to elementary school students at 21 school districts at designated times throughout the day. Constitution Day commemorates … Continue Reading

Lawyers: Learn about health insurance options at free Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange luncheons

The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange will discuss health insurance options for 2019 and offer free lunch to all attendees at upcoming meetings in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Texas Member Benefits, Inc. has launched a new exclusive plan on the exchange that allows small and large firms to pool their risk as one … Continue Reading

TexasBarCLE receives ACLEA award for outstanding achievement in programming

The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded TexasBarCLE one of only 16 annual awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 organizations. ACLEA members are professionals in the fields of continuing legal education and legal publishing. The annual ACLEA’s Best Awards are highly competitive, and winning projects represent the highest level of achievement … Continue Reading

Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation awards scholarships to Houston law students

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation held its 13th annual scholarship luncheon that benefits Hispanic law students attending one of the three Houston-based law schools on Wednesday, August 22 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Houston. The scholarships were awarded to law students who best exemplify leadership, commitment, justice, and equality within the Hispanic … Continue Reading

Free CLE on disaster legal services, FEMA appeals planned for McAllen area

Several state, local, and national bar associations; disaster legal services providers; and the city of McAllen are coming together to educate lawyers and the general public in the McAllen area on FEMA appeals processes and disaster legal services in general. The free seminar, “Disaster Legal Services and FEMA Appeals CLE,” will be from 9 to … Continue Reading

Knowledge Center offers members practical resources

New offerings are available at the State Bar of Texas Knowledge Center, a repository of relevant, vendor-sponsored news and information that practitioners can access for free. Need help automating your practice? Get tips and strategies from MyCase. Additional new resources include an e-book from LawPay that offers advice on providing clients with modern payment options, … Continue Reading

Austin Bar, AYLA produce video

This year’s class of the Leadership Academy, a joint effort of the Austin Bar Association and the Austin Young Lawyers Association, has produced Law: A Profession of Service, a video of interviews with highly accomplished and well-known lawyers in Central Texas that aims to shine a positive light on the legal profession.… Continue Reading

Austin Bar Association offers training on how to help families separated at the border

The Austin Bar Association is hosting a training for attorneys who want to help families separated upon entering the United States. The training, titled Responding to Zero-Tolerance: Credible Fear and Immigration Bond Hearing Training, will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, June 25 at the Austin Bar office. The in-person training is sold out, has … Continue Reading

TCLE previews new subscription-based CLE program at Annual Meeting

Texas Center for Legal Ethics announced its plans for State Bar of Texas 2018 Annual Meeting where attendees can earn CLE and preview the center’s newest ethics CLE subscription-based program launching later this Fall. The subscription program aims to provide new and current TCLE members with an intuitive online resource to access continuing education courses on-demand, as … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association hosting summer law programs for law students, clerks

All law students, recent graduates and clerks are invited to the Belo Mansion for the Dallas Bar Association Summer Law Programs. Here is the complete list of the summer law programs being offered: Law Student Professionalism Program on Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m. RSVP here. Summer Clerks Pro Bono Luncheon on Friday, June 1 at … Continue Reading

State Bar LRE website redesigned

The State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education Department has announced the redesign of its website, texaslre.org. The LRE aims to improve law-related and civic education programs throughout the state through curriculum development and educator training. The redesigned site features two buttons front and center that provide educators with either professional development resources or lesson plans. … Continue Reading

TexasBarBooks offers affordable subscriptions to online manuals

TexasBarBooks Online is the technology-based solution for lawyers looking to leverage the value of TexasBarBooks’ practice manuals at a more affordable entry point. Featuring the same authoritative content of the print and digital download versions, the monthly and annual subscriptions to online versions allow greater flexibility for those needing material in a specific practice area … Continue Reading

Knowledge Center offers members practical resources

New offerings are available at the State Bar of Texas Knowledge Center, a repository of relevant, vendor-sponsored news and information that practitioners can access for free. Need help drafting a Texas company agreement? Get the information to make it happen from Thomson Reuters. A complimentary e-book from LawPay provides tips to strengthen client communications. The … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas launches Knowledge Center

The State Bar of Texas has launched a new program on its website aimed at offering its members a resource for the latest vendor-sponsored whitepapers, case studies, trial reports, and more. The Knowledge Center is a repository of relevant news and information that practitioners can access for free. For more information, go to texasbar.com/knowledgecenter.… Continue Reading

Registration under way for 2018 Law-Related Education Conference

All educators, supervisors, and regional service center personnel are welcome to attend the 2018 Annual Law- Related Education Conference on January 26-27, 2018, at the Commons Learning Center in Austin. Conference participants will explore literacy components of reading, writing, and articulating points of view through history and why it is essential to maintaining freedom.… Continue Reading

Register now to attend University of Houston’s “People’s Law School”

The “People’s Law School” returns to the University of Houston on April 1. The event, sponsored by the Houston Lawyer Referral Service and the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, will host more than 40 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors as they teach courses for the public in 15 … Continue Reading

DBA seeks Dallas juniors for paid summer internships

Talented, energetic, and hardworking. For juniors in the Dallas Independent School District, those qualifications could land them paid internships at law firms, nonprofits, and corporate legal departments this summer for four or eight weeks. The Dallas Bar Association, in partnership with the DISD, will place current juniors with an academic average of 85 or above, … Continue Reading

What is the goal of legal writing?

When I teach legal writing to first-year law students, I surprise them with an in-class exercise around halfway through the first semester. I have the students break into groups, tell them to take out pen and paper, and pose this question: “What is the goal of legal writing?” Puzzled, they just stare back. I ask … Continue Reading
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