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DBA to host Texas Day of Civility & Professionalism

The Dallas Bar Association will host a Texas Day of Civility and Professionalism with a half-day seminar at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas. The day was created to reaffirm the Texas Lawyer’s Creed, which calls for attorneys to conduct themselves with courtesy and professionalism toward judges, adversaries, peers, colleagues, and clients.… Continue Reading

The GDPR and Europe’s new digital economy

Depending on whom you talk to, the footprint you leave online, whether it is the websites you visit or the emails you send, is essentially private and shouldn’t get in the hands of advertisers or anyone else. But to others, that history is merely business—data that can be used by companies to tailor ads to … Continue Reading

Can racial bias and privacy concerns be corrected in face recognition?

Face recognition has its benefits in securing iPhones or, in the case of artificial intelligence company Kairos, its use in helping people with Alzheimer’s identify family members without feeling embarrassed or helping law enforcement identify criminals as founder and CEO Brian Brackeen said of his business’ work at a panel discussion at the Fairmont during … Continue Reading

Houston Volunteer Lawyers expands pro se program hours

The Houston Volunteer Lawyers expanded its pro se assistance program, known as the Library Booth, which provides legal information for people representing themselves typically in family law matters like divorce and custody modification. The program will now be open five days a week from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas board chair honored with diversity award

The University of Houston Law Alumni Association honored State Bar of Texas Board of Directors Chair Rehan Alimohammad with its annual Diversity and Inclusion Award on February 17 at the association’s 42nd Annual Law Gala and Auction. Alimohammad received the award in recognition of significant achievement toward developing a more diverse and inclusive legal community. … Continue Reading

Justice for All calendar contributions top $11,000

The Justice for All calendar is a two-year calendar designed to inform low-income Texans of their rights and responsibilities. A product of the State Bar of Texas Legal Access Division, legal services attorneys, and pro bono attorneys, the calendar covers basic information on a variety of topics ranging from fair debt collection to tenant rights. … Continue Reading

UPDATE: Texas Supreme Court adds, amends Harvey-related orders

Update (2/26/2018): The Supreme Court of Texas has extended the order permitting out-of-state lawyers to practice temporarily in Texas through August 31. Read the amended order here. Original post (8/30/2017) Editor’s Note: The Texas Supreme Court issued the following advisory Wednesday regarding its emergency orders related to Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Supreme Court has amended orders … Continue Reading

DBA, DWF, and DWLA establish WE LEAD program

The Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Women’s Foundation, and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association have created DBA WE LEAD: Women Empowered to Lead in the Legal Profession. The one-year program, which is designed to empower women as leaders in the profession and address challenges they face in practice, is an initiative of DBA President Michael K. … Continue Reading

Founder and supporter of the State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education program dies

Isidore Starr, long considered the “father of law-related education” died February 10, 2018. He was 106. Starr was one of the founders and supporters of the State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education program. Since the 1970s, he and his wife, Kay, have conducted institutes on the founding documents across Texas. Starr has authored many articles … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division elects president-elect

The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division elected Megan Goor as its president-elect. Goor, who is a certified paralegal in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a senior paralegal and office manager at the Brender Law Firm in Fort Worth. She works on cases involving personal injury, product liability, … Continue Reading

New video from the Texas AG educates and aids Texans in fight against human trafficking

A new comprehensive training video introduced by Attorney General Ken Paxton aims to educate Texans about and combat against human trafficking. Be the One in the Fight Against Human Trafficking was put together by the Office of the Texas Attorney General’s Human Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime Section and debuted to the public at the … 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, February 10. 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

James Woo joins State Bar board

San Antonio attorney James C. Woo has joined the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors as an at-large director. The board approved Woo’s appointment on January 26 at its quarterly meeting in San Antonio. His term was effective immediately and expires in June 2020. Woo is a shareholder at the firm of Davidson Troilo … Continue Reading
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