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Chicago Bar Association offers technology, practice management videos

The Chicago Bar Association is adding to its collection of Law Practice Management and Technology How To videos and making them accessible to everyone. Currently more than 100 on-demand videos can be watched and or accessed through the CBA’s video library. Each video is one hour or less in length and hosted on Vimeo, which … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight Day 3: Hannah Cramer

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

KoonsFuller attorney leads pro bono case to help woman get conservatorship of children

Eight years ago, Katy Hayes, of Kingwood, lost all of her limbs due to a group A streptococcal, or GAS, infection following the home birth of her third child. Last year, Hayes filed for divorce from her husband, and after mediation with her former attorney, her ex-husband was awarded temporary conservatorship of their children. KoonsFuller … Continue Reading

Bree Buchanan retiring; new Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program director named

Bree Buchanan, a national leader in the movement to address substance abuse and mental health issues in the legal profession, is retiring October 31 as director of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program (TLAP) of the State Bar of Texas. Staff attorney Chris Ritter will succeed her as director of the program. Buchanan will continue as … Continue Reading

New scam targets attorney through online member directory

Editor’s note: The State Bar of Texas publicizes scams targeting attorneys so that others may be aware and take precautions. If a scam has targeted you or your firm, please leave a comment below describing the scenario or tactics used. A Texas attorney, who recently relocated to Missouri, was contacted by a scammer seeking the … Continue Reading

TYLA launches Shero podcast

The Texas Young Lawyers Association, or TYLA, launched the Shero podcast, its first foray into podcasting, with the first episode dropping on October 3. The Shero podcast is inspired by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Continuing the Conversation and features discussions with female attorneys who have served as an inspiration, or shero, for women … Continue Reading

DBA honors legal news reporting at Stephen Philbin Awards

The Dallas Bar Association hosted its 35th annual Stephen Philbin Awards at the Belo Mansion on October 12, honoring the best legal news reporting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The awards focus on journalism that shows educational value, accuracy, and resourcefulness, as well as the reporter’s initiative in pursuing the story and the story’s role … Continue Reading

The Honorable John Frank Onion Jr.

The Honorable John Frank “Jack” Onion Jr., former presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals who died in September at 93, was one of the longest serving, prolific, and consequential judges in the history of the state of Texas. But “honorable” was not just Judge Onion’s title. It captured his character, his work, … Continue Reading

Texas lawyers able to assist North Carolinians recovering from Hurricane Florence

Lawyers across the nation can provide pro bono assistance to North Carolinians in the wake of Hurricane Florence thanks to a recent order of the North Carolina Supreme Court. After Hurricane Harvey several hundred out-of-state lawyers volunteered their services to residents of this state. ABA President Bob Carlson reminds lawyers that ABA Free Legal Answers, an online … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal wins 2018 Luminary Award

The Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors received a 2018 Luminary Award for excellence in authored articles from the National Association of Bar Executives Communications Section Workshop, held last week in Omaha, Nebraska. Each year the workshop brings together bar associations from across the country to network, learn about new industry trends, and recognize their … Continue Reading

Holy Moley: Musings on “Super” Litigation

It was a simpler time. When I was a kid in the 1940s and ’50s, growing up in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, the best part of the week was Saturday. With my 25-cent allowance closely clutched, I stood in a rowdy line at the old Beckley Theater to see the latest B-Western or … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for October

Limited time to read the October issue of the Texas Bar Journal? Our editorial staff’s picks have you covered. Check out our must-reads for in-depth articles exploring cybersecurity, data privacy issues, and more. And don’t forget to catch up on the latest Movers and Shakers, Memorials, and Disciplinary Actions.… Continue Reading

In Memoriam

The State Bar of Texas’ Membership Department was informed in September of the deaths of these members. We join the officers and directors of the State Bar in expressing our deepest sympathy.… Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Galveston

The Galveston County Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative are sponsoring a free legal clinic for veterans on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Veterans and spouses of deceased attorneys can receive one-on-one advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in family law, wills and probate, consumer law, real estate … Continue Reading