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Texas Capital Bank joins Texas Access to Justice Foundation Prime Partner Bank program

Texas Capital Bank is the newest member of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation’s Prime Partner Bank program. Prime Partner banks and credit unions voluntarily pay higher interest rates for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, or IOLTA, to raise money for civil legal aid and to support improvements to the justice system.… Continue Reading

Lawyers Are Leaders: Applying the Air Force’s Core Values to Your Daily Practice

Several months ago, I read an article published in the Texas Bar Journal that identified the waning perception of lawyers as leaders in society (“Lawyers as Citizen Leaders,” by Leon Jaworski, February 2018, pp. 90-93). This reality continues to haunt me. In a world desperate for leadership, lawyers are—and must continue to be—leaders. Members of … Continue Reading

June must-reads

We had fun this spring and hope you did too. For a look at what we’ve been up to, check out the June issue of the Texas Bar Journal, in which we introduce the bar’s new leadership and showcase the work of some very talented attorney authors and students K-12. Don’t forget to read Movers … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond

Veterans in need of legal advice or assistance can visit a free clinic on Saturday, May 18, 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

Newest attorneys sworn in to Texas Bar

The Supreme Court of Texas and State Bar of Texas welcomed the state’s newest members of the profession May 13 at the Frank Irwin Center in Austin. Texas’ highest courts, the State Bar, the Texas Board of Law Examiners, law school deans, and friends and family looked on as newly licensed attorneys took the Lawyer’s … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association receives Texas Bar Foundation grant for legal incubator

The Dallas Bar Association, or DBA, received a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to launch its Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering program this fall. The Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering program is the first local legal incubator in Dallas and seeks to create a pipeline for lawyers who are well equipped to launch a fiscally stable … Continue Reading

Students K-12 take home awards at 2019 Law Day competition

The 2019 Law Day competition, hosted by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association, challenged students from across the state to reflect on American principles of free speech, free press, and free society. The students, ranging from kindergarteners to high school seniors, submitted essays, photographs, and posters centered on that theme. … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala raises $455,050 for veterans’ legal services

The Texas Access to Justice Commission with its co-sponsor, the State Bar of Texas, honored veterans throughout the state at the Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans on Tuesday in Austin. More than $455,050 was raised to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texas veterans. Proceeds are distributed by the Texas Access to Justice … Continue Reading

May must-reads

The heat is back, but we’re not talking about the weather. The May issue of the Texas Bar Journal hits mailboxes soon, but if you’re looking for a head start, we have you covered. Check out our editorial staff’s top picks: ABA TECHSHOW takeaways, pro bono opportunities in Alaska’s 2018 earthquake disaster response, an overview … Continue Reading

New Texas lawyers to be sworn in May 13

The State Bar of Texas’ newest attorneys will be officially sworn in May 13 at the State Bar of Texas New Lawyers Induction Ceremony in Austin. Those who passed the February 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

Larry McDougal elected State Bar of Texas president-elect for 2019-2020

Texas attorneys elected Larry P. McDougal Sr. of Richmond as 2019-2020 president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. McDougal received 52 percent of the 24,252 votes cast during the month-long voting period that ended April 30. His opponent, Jeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins of El Paso, received 47 percent of the votes. In the Texas Young … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

Veterans in need of legal advice can get free consultations at a legal clinic at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic on Saturday, May 4. Veterans or spouses of deceased veterans can receive counsel from volunteer attorneys in any area of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, real estate law, and tax … Continue Reading

Week of May 1-7 designated as National Proud to Be an American Week

The National Day Archives, or NDA, has officially designated the week of May 1-7 of each calendar year as National Proud to Be an American Week. “We are so excited to release this year’s signature project, Proud to Be an American,” said Meagan Harding, of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. “There are … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Board Update

Editor’s note: State Bar President Joe K. Longley sent the following message to members on Friday.  The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting today in Georgetown. Highlights from the meeting are provided below. Proposed rules changes move forward The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda (CDRR) has recommended rule change … Continue Reading
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