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How small law firms in Texas can benefit from the $2T stimulus package

Small law firms across Texas have been crippled because of “stay at home” and “shelter in place” orders due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most recently, Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order consolidating its local predecessors and limiting non-essential activity until April 30, 2020. To rescue America’s economy, the federal government recently passed into law … Continue Reading

Law firms and bar associations provide resources for coronavirus and opportunities to help

Law firms and bar associations across the state are coming together to provide up-to-date information about COVID-19 and to provide help for those affected by the pandemic. The Dorothy Butler Law Firm in Dripping Springs is doing pro bono work to help small business owners navigate the Small Business Association Disaster Loan applications. The firm … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 27, 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 26, 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

State Bar Law-Related Education launches new resource for Texas students

The State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education (LRE) department has released a new video series resource “Texas Civics: A Student’s Guide” to all Texas educators and students. The videos highlight the Texas judicial, legislative, and executive branches and explain through easy-to-understand graphics how each branch works. The three videos are ready for view at texaslre.org. … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 25, 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

Covid-19 crisis calls for strong leadership: learn the essential skills you need to lead your firm through the chaos

During these times of adversity and uncertainty, solo attorneys and managing partners must adapt their leadership skills to address the challenges posed by office closures, working remotely, and managing staff and attorneys who may be suffering emotionally and financially. Those of you in positions of leadership can steer your law firms successfully through this crisis … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 24, 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 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 18, 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

Law Firms Working Remotely During the Coronavirus Shutdown

I’ve long believed that a modern-day appellate lawyer should be able to work productively from anywhere in the world. As we face the reality of widespread office shutdowns, self-imposed quarantines, and government mandates designed to slow the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, lawyers equipped to practice away from the office—and at home—find themselves at an advantage. This post … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 12, 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 … Continue Reading

Register now for ABA TECHSHOW and save $150 with SBOT discount

Come network with legal technology experts from around the globe at the ABA TECHSHOW from February 26 to 29, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. State Bar of Texas members can save $150 on standard registration by using the discount code EP2021. Through the expansive EXPO Hall, CLEs, presentations, and workshops, you will be able … Continue Reading

ABA recognizes Texas attorneys and law firms as Pro Bono Leaders

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service recognized six Texas attorneys and the Texas offices of two law firms for their participation during 2018 in the Texas Legal Answers and ABA Free Legal Answers programs. The attorneys recognized as ABA Free Legal Answers 2018 Pro Bono Leaders are Ujjayini Bose, … Continue Reading

How Law Firms are Failing New Attorneys—and Themselves

In order to be an air conditioning or refrigeration contractor in the state of Texas, one must have 48 months (approximately 8,000 hours) of practical experience. See Tex. Occ. Code § 1302.255. A residential wireman must have 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, while journeymen electricians must have 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. See Tex. Occ. … Continue Reading

Reed Smith attorneys, staff get active with “Get Moving Challenge”

More and more people are focusing on wellness and well-being, a movement that has been around for decades and gained mainstream media attention in the past couple of years. In fact, the July issue of the Texas Bar Journal focuses on lawyer wellness and well-being with articles on brain health, how meaningful work boosts well-being, … 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

Earn CLE credit at the 16th Annual Texas Minority Attorney Program

The State Bar Office of Minority Affairs and the State Bar of Texas Diversity in the Profession Committee will host the 16th Annual Texas Minority Attorney Program on Friday, April 20 at South Texas College of Law Houston. The Texas Minority Attorney Program is a one-day live CLE seminar and networking event geared toward minority … Continue Reading
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