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Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange hosts free open enrollment luncheon

The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange will provide information about open enrollment for health care at a free luncheon. Topics at the luncheon will include a 2018 insurance market update, specific major medical insurance options in your area, how the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange can help, new group options, and business owners policy. Luncheons … Continue Reading

CANLAW Clinic helps cancer patients with estate planning

Two Austin attorneys discovered there was a void within the cancer community and decided to do something about it. In April 2017, they founded the CANLAW Clinic to provide estate planning legal services to cancer patients. “The most rewarding aspect is knowing that our clients are equipped with the documents they need to deal with … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association win Luminary Awards

The State Bar of Texas received a Luminary Award for Excellence in Electronic Media and the Dallas Bar Association won one for Excellence in Special Projects at the National Association of Bar Executives Communications Section Workshop, held last week in St. Louis, Missouri. Each year the workshop brings together bar associations from across the country to … Continue Reading

Texas Bar College and Texas Bar College Endowment Fund make $20,000 donation to legal assistance programs

The Texas Bar College, with assistance from the Texas Bar College Endowment Fund, donated $10,000 to both the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and Lone Star Legal Aid to assist with post-Hurricane Harvey needs. “The Texas Bar College board unanimously approved the donation to assist these two organizations in recovery efforts and all the victims of … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal must-reads for October

Limited time? Go online to read the October issue of the Texas Bar Journal.Check out our editorial staff’s must-reads: attorneys helping victims of Hurricane Harvey, highlights from the 85th Legislature’s special session, a day in the life of an immigration attorney, and how immigration law overlaps with other practice areas. Don’t forget to read Movers … Continue Reading

Foundation’s ‘Remembering Our Heroes’ campaign honors veterans, active duty military

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation launched a new campaign to benefit the Joe Jamail Endowment for Veteran Legal Services, a fund created to ensure Texas veterans have fair and equitable access to the justice system. “Remembering Our Heroes” will allow the endowment’s contributors to make donations in name of military veterans—living or deceased—and active … Continue Reading

Texas attorneys nominated to U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and attorney James C. Ho were nominated to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today by President Donald J. Trump. Willett was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court in 2005 by then-Gov. Rick Perry. Willett replaced former Justice Priscilla Owen, who had been nominated for the 5th Circuit … Continue Reading

Hays County Bar Association hosts conference

Registration is open for the seventh annual Hays County Bench Bar Conference on October 13 at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs. The Hays County Bar Association hosts the conference in partnership with the Caldwell County and Comal County bar associations. The event will feature county court judges, state appellate judges, and other speakers and will … Continue Reading

Funding your post-Harvey rebuild

With Hurricane Harvey finally gone and the floodwaters slowly beginning to recede, the magnitude of damage left behind becomes more apparent every day. Fortunately, Houston is one of the most resilient cities in the United States, and optimism can be found on every corner. Neighbors are helping neighbors rip out drywall, deliver supplies, and pull … Continue Reading

Update on job scam targeting law office applicants

More victims are coming forward in a scam involving a fraudulent job posting listed on Indeed.com and other job listing sites. At least one person has suffered financial loss from the scam after providing the poster with gift card information. The job posting, listed on Indeed.com and other job sites, offered an office assistant position … Continue Reading

Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas panel discusses statewide case management system

Members from the media, courts, and government talked about privacy and transparency during a panel discussion about a statewide case management system at the Freedom of Information of Texas annual conference on September 14 in downtown Austin. Currently about 200 judges use re:SearchTX, a secure web portal that includes all electronic filings as of January … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Katy

A free legal advice clinic is available for veterans in Katy on Saturday, September 23, at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic. Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, and real estate and tax law, … Continue Reading
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