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In Memoriam – October 2019

The State Bar of Texas’ Membership Department was informed in October 2019 of the deaths of these members. We join the officers and directors of the State Bar in expressing our deepest sympathy. • Kenneth W. Anderson Jr., 59, of San Antonio, died October 5, 2019. He received his law degree from South Texas College … Continue Reading

TESLAW honors Alissa McCain

Alissa McCain will receive the Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award from the State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section, or TESLAW, on November 20 at the 29th annual Entertainment Law Institute at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel.… Continue Reading

Attorney general alerts crime victims about scammers

The Office of the Attorney General warned Texans on Thursday about a reported scam where callers are falsely claiming to be staff members of the OAG’s Crime Victim Services Division. The scammers are attempting to obtain personal and financial information from the people receiving the calls. An OAG news release about the scam reports that … Continue Reading

Austin Adoption Day celebrates 23 new families

Thirty-nine children became part of 23 families on November 7, 2019, at the 18th Annual Austin Adoption Day at Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center. Along with more than a dozen attorneys, Chief Justice Jeff Rose, Justice Chari Kelly, and Justice Gisella Triana, all of the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin, plus many other Travis County … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section announces writing competition

The State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section is calling for Texas law students to participate in its 2020 Texas Law Student Writing Competition. The winning entrant will receive the 2020 Harriet E. Miers Writing Competition Award and $1,000 payable toward law school-related educational expenses. The second place finisher will receive $500 toward … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for November

Check out the TBJ staff’s must-reads for the November issue for in-depth articles exploring forensics, ethics, and how AED training came in handy at one recent investiture. And don’t forget to catch up on the latest Movers and Shakers, Memorials, and Disciplinary Actions. The Texas Forensic Science Commission Oversight and the road map to admissibility … Continue Reading

New Texas lawyers to be sworn in November 18

The State Bar of Texas’ newest attorneys will be officially sworn in November 18 at the State Bar of Texas New Lawyers Induction Ceremony in Austin. Those who passed the July 2019 Texas Bar Examination are eligible to be inducted at the event, which will be at 10 a.m. at the Frank Erwin Center in … Continue Reading

TYLA leads charge for Halloween Blood Drive

The Texas Young Lawyers Association, or TYLA, is making a push for blood donations during the month of October. TYLA will be hosting Barristers Out for Blood drives at different locations across the state. Donors are encouraged to participate by posting and using the hashtag #barristerblooddrive. TYLA will be hosting these events with the Dallas … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Marlene Dougherty

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 21-27). 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

Free disaster legal hotline available for people affected by tornadoes, severe storms

The State Bar of Texas reminds residents that free civil legal resources are available to low-income individuals and families struggling to recover from the tornadoes and severe storms that affected 16 Texas counties on October 20. The State Bar of Texas toll-free legal hotline — 800-504-7030 — connects callers with legal aid providers in their area who … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Leslie Alvarez

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 20-26). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Taylor McConnell

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 20-26). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Ashley Rich

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 20-26). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Nina Orendain

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 20-26). 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
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