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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

OCA issues Zoom and YouTube support information for courts, judges

The Office of Court Administration is providing judges the ability to stream and host court proceedings via Zoom and YouTube. The Texas Constitution’s Open Courts Provision requires that all courts maintain public access. Only State of Texas Judges are eligible for access to the OCA-provided Zoom accounts. To request access or inquire about a previous … Continue Reading

Coronavirus update: MCLE deadlines extended, new court orders issued

Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Randy Sorrels and Executive Director Trey Apffel sent the following message to members on Monday. As the State Bar of Texas and Texas courts continue to adjust operations to the new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, we are reaching out to share important updates. MCLE Deadlines Extended We … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 23, 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

Texas Supreme Court orders online-only voting for State Bar elections; extends voting period

The Texas Supreme Court issued its sixth Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster on March 22.  The order mandates that elections for State Bar president-elect, Texas Young Lawyers Association president-elect, and bar and TYLA directors will be conducted exclusively by electronic vote because of uncertainty regarding the feasibility of handling paper ballots during … 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

Texas Supreme Court coronavirus advisory 3/19/20

Editor’s Note: The Texas Supreme Court released the following advisory Thursday. In a third emergency order Thursday morning the Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals amended their original joint order to establish court proceedings may be conducted “away from the court’s usual location with reasonable notice and access to the participants and the … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 19, 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

Texas Supreme Court coronavirus update

Editor’s Note: The Texas Supreme Court issued the following advisory. Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht ordered the Supreme Court Building indefinitely closed to the public Wednesday in expanding efforts to thwart spread of COVID-19. The State Preservation Board also closed the adjacent Capitol complex. Under an order issued late Tuesday the Texas Supreme Court emphasized … 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

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 17, 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

Harris County Law Library halts “in-person” services and expands virtual services

The Harris County Law Library will expand virtual services and temporarily suspend-in person services for two weeks starting March 16 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This action is being taken in response to the emergency public health declarations of Harris County, the city of Houston, and state and national authorities,” said Mariann Sears, Houston … Continue Reading

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas announces changes to some locations

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas has closed offices in six locations and their related counties—Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, McKinney, Waxahachie, and Weatherford—through March 27 to the public in response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s state of disaster declaration. In-office appointments will only be scheduled on an as-needed basis. All clinics and outreach events also are suspended … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 16, 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 at … Continue Reading

Dallas attorney selected as ABA Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award recipient

Andrew Guthrie, an associate of Haynes and Boone in Dallas and a member of the Texas Supreme Court Professional Ethics Committee, has been selected for the 2020 American Bar Association Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award. The Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award honors young lawyer commitment to legal and judicial ethics, lawyer … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 13, 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 at … Continue Reading
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