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Texas’ newest lawyers are sworn in at induction ceremony

The newest group of Texas attorneys took the Lawyer’s Oath Monday morning at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Members of the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, deans from Texas law schools, and representatives from the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Board of Law Examiners welcomed hundreds of law … Continue Reading

TMCP names award winners during 2017 conference

More than 480 registrants attended the 25th Texas Minority Counsel Program conference November 8-10 in Austin. Abel Martinez, group vice-president of partner relations, risk solutions, and government affairs with H-E-B Grocery Company, won the 2017 TMCP Lifetime Achievement Award. Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis, also a senior adviser at Dentons US and a … Continue Reading

New Texas lawyers to be sworn in November 20

New Texas lawyers will be officially sworn in on November 20 at the State Bar of Texas New Lawyers Induction Ceremony. Attorneys who passed the July 2017 Texas Bar Examination are eligible to be inducted at the event, which begins at 10 a.m. at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.… Continue Reading

New TLAP video focuses on PTSD after Hurricane Harvey

A new video from the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, featuring TLAP Director Bree Buchanan and Austin psychiatrist Robert Cantu, focuses on identifying post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, after Hurricane Harvey. In The Trauma of Harvey: Identifying PTSD in Yourself and Others, Buchanan and Cantu discuss the symptoms of and treatment for PTSD after a natural … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic to be held for veterans in Tomball

Veterans can receive free legal advice at a clinic hosted by the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative on Saturday, November 4. The clinic will offer veterans and spouses of deceased veterans advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in any area of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, real estate and tax … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for November

Can’t wait until the Texas Bar Journal arrives in the mail? Get a head start on the November issue online at texasbar.com/tbj. Our editorial staff’s must-reads include lessons from the basketball court to improve attorney performance, insights from veterans on living with PTS, post Hurricane Harvey FAQs, and humor from the judge’s daughter. Don’t forget … Continue Reading

Open enrollment 2018 begins November 1

The 2018 Individual Health Insurance Open Enrollment kicks off on November 1. This year there are only 45 days to enroll, making the concierge level customer service available through the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange more vital than ever. The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange provides members with an online portal that makes it easy … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight Day 5: Marilyn D. McGuire

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (October 22-28). Pro Bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community does to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage more … Continue Reading

DVAP to host free legal clinics in November

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold 10 free legal clinics in November for Dallas County residents who meet financial guidelines. Residents will receive free legal advice and consultation in civil matters. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, … Continue Reading

Statewide Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project launches

Just in time for 2017 National Celebration of Pro Bono Week, October 22-28, Lone Star Legal Aid, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, announce the launch of Texas’ new Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project. The result of more than a year of collaboration between LSLA, TRLA, and LANWT, this new project was … Continue Reading

HTLA hosts courthouse tour and swearing-in ceremony

The Houston Trial Lawyers Association is hosting a tour of the Harris County Courthouse and a swearing-in ceremony at 3:30 p.m., November 16 at the Harris County Courthouse. The free event is for attorneys who are new to Houston or HTLA, who just passed the bar exam, and for recent or soon-to-be law school graduates.… Continue Reading

Texas to recognize paralegals on October 23

For the past eight years, Texas has celebrated Paralegal Day on October 23 to honor the paralegal community and its contributions. The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, founded in 1981, was created to enhance paralegals’ participation in the administration of justice, professional responsibility, and public service in cooperation with the State Bar and to … Continue Reading

Houston firms and corporations join Project TRAIN Network

Nineteen Houston law firms and companies will join the Houston Bar Association’s Project TRAIN (Training, Readiness, and Inclusion Network) in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, pledging their support to employ people with special needs. Project TRAIN, created by HBA President Alistair Dawson, assists firms and companies in hiring and retaining employees with special … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond

Veterans in need of legal advice or assistance can visit a free clinic on Saturday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer attorneys will give any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran one-on-one advice in any area of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, real estate law, tax law, and … Continue Reading
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