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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

Send us our next social media cover art

We want to highlight on our Facebook page and Twitter profile where you live and work. We’re looking for photos of your town or city’s landmarks, skylines, courthouses, prominent buildings, monuments, natural areas, and anything else you might think to be unique to where you live and practice. Be sure to send in a pic … Continue Reading

Ex-FBI agent: State Bar of Texas response to 2012 embezzlement ‘adequate and proper’

Procedural changes made by State Bar of Texas staff immediately after a 2012 embezzlement case were “adequate and proper” and should be enough to prevent another such theft, according to a member of the financial task force appointed by President-elect Joe K. Longley. Dallas attorney William D. Brown, a former FBI special agent and a … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas, TYLA announce president-elect candidates

Texas attorneys will choose between Lisa Blue of Dallas and Randy Sorrels of Houston in the race for the next president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. The State Bar Board of Directors today approved their nominations as president-elect candidates during its quarterly meeting in San Antonio. Also, the Texas Young Lawyers Association recently nominated … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Foundation grant helps prosecutors attend Conference on Crimes Against Women

A grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will give about 10 prosecutors and other legal professionals from rural communities access to workshops, computer labs, and case studies at the 13th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women, or CCAW, in Dallas April 16-19. The foundation provided $10,000 in scholarship funding, which will cover registration and hotel … Continue Reading

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct releases annual report

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has released its fiscal year 2017 annual report, which covers its activities from Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017. It is available online at scjc.texas.gov/about/annual-reports/. The State Bar of Texas’ annual report can be found on the bar’s website. The Texas Young Lawyers Association has also released its … Continue Reading

Update: Ongoing job scam targets law offices

A job scam related to fraudulent job postings for an office assistant position with a law firm on Indeed.com and other job listing sites first reported in September 2017 is ongoing. Applicants to the fake job posting received an email response from the poster that said, “Thank you very much for your application. We really … Continue Reading

DBA and DVAP establish legal aid endowment fund

The Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program have established the DVAP Endowment, which will help fund legal aid to the indigent in Dallas. The endowment was created by DBA President Michael K. Hurst to secure long-term aid should DVAP lose traditional funding methods.… Continue Reading

Entries sought for Texas Gavel Awards

Submissions are being accepted for the 2018 Texas Gavel Awards! The awards recognize excellence in print, broadcast, or online journalism that educates the public about the rule of law, the legal profession, and the judicial branch of government; and discloses practices or procedures needing correction to improve the practice of law, the courts, or the justice … Continue Reading

Update: Well-being tool kit provides 10 tips on fostering a healthy workplace

Update: The Well-Being Tool Kit is a project conceived by Anne Brafford not the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being as originally reported. Brafford was the editor-in-chief of the task force’s report The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. The title of this post and the language in the introduction have been edited to reflect … Continue Reading
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