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A Guardian of the Greens

Denton County attorney William Brotherton enjoys spending time on the golf course. After 13 years serving as a gallery guard on the 14th hole at the Masters, Brotherton has seen some of the best golfers in the world play. So when an opportunity to serve as a marshal on the 16th hole at Carnoustie Golf … Continue Reading

The Dog Tag podcast talks TLTV

Former State Bar of Texas President Terry Tottenham talked about the importance of the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans program during a recent episode of The Dog Tag podcast. “We’ve reached and serviced more than 28,000 veterans and veteran family members up to now in Texas alone,” said Tottenham. “We have over 9,000 lawyers who’ve … Continue Reading

One attorney’s non-traditional path to law

By Floyd E. Guest Jr. Upon graduation from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a major in accounting, my plan for a career as an FBI agent was changed when my older brother called me in April 1952 and asked me to move to Houston to help him form a life … 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

Free legal clinic for veterans in Katy

Veterans in Katy can receive free legal advice at a clinic hosted by the Katy Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative on Saturday, July 14. The clinic will offer veterans, or spouses of deceased veterans, one-on-one advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in areas of law including family law, wills and … 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

Texas Bar Journal must-reads for July

Can’t wait for the July issue of the Texas Bar Journal to arrive? Check out our editorial staff’s must-reads for stories on wellness, remarks from February’s bar exam high scorer, and a commencement speech from a past president. And don’t forget to catch up on Movers and Shakers, Memorials, and Disciplinary Actions.… Continue Reading

Austin Bar and AYLA name new leaders

The Austin Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyers Association, or AYLA, announced new officers recently. Adam Schramek, of Norton Rose Fulbright, is now president of the Austin Bar; president-elect is D. Todd Smith; Kennon Wooten is secretary; David Courreges is treasurer; and Amy Welborn will serve as immediate past-president. Other members of the board of … Continue Reading

TCDLA hosts Declaration of Independence readings

The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, or TCDLA, will host readings of the Declaration of Independence across the state in recognition of the Fourth of July. The readings, which will take place in over 100 Texas counties on July 3, have been sponsored by TCDLA for several years. Some of the gatherings will also include … Continue Reading

TCDLA names award winners, inducts Hall of Fame members

The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, or TCDLA, inducted three members into its hall of fame and named the Percy Foreman Lawyers of the Year and Charlie Butts Pro Bono Award winner at the 31st Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course on June 21-23 in San Antonio. Daniel Hurley, of Lubbock, Frank Jackson, of … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal must-reads for June

Can’t wait for the June issue of the Texas Bar Journal to arrive? The TBJ editorial staff has you covered. Check out our top picks: Q&As with the State Bar’s and TYLA’s new presidents, information on digital privacy matters, and winners from the bar’s short story contest. Don’t forget to catch up on Movers and … Continue Reading
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