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State Bar of Texas Appellate Section seeks nominations for Texas Appellate Hall of Fame

The State Bar of Texas Appellate Section is accepting nominations for the Texas Appellate Hall of Fame. The hall of fame posthumously honors advocates and judges who made a lasting mark on appellate practice in Texas. Nominations should include the nominator’s contact information, the nominee’s bio or CV, the nominee’s photo if available, and all … Continue Reading

Scott Rothenberg named 2021 Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in CLE recipient

Scott Rothenberg, of Bellaire, has been named the 2021 Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in CLE recipient. Nominations for the Gene Cavin Award are solicited from the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, CLE Committee members, and past award recipients. The award was established by the CLE Committee in 1989 and recognizes long-term participation … Continue Reading

Three Texas judges and one lawyer to perform at ABA Hispanic Commission’s Cinco de Música

Three Texas judges and one lawyer will perform two songs as part of the American Bar Association Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities’ Cinco de Música, a nationwide celebration to raise awareness and support for the ABA Hispanic Commission. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. CDT on May 5.… Continue Reading

Laura Gibson elected State Bar president-elect; Michael Ritter wins TYLA post

Texas attorneys elected Laura Gibson of Houston to be president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. Gibson received 50.51%—10,200—of the 20,194 votes cast during the voting period that ended April 30. Her opponent, Sara E. Dysart of San Antonio, received 49.49%, or 9,994 votes. Gibson will be sworn in as president-elect during a State Bar … Continue Reading

A Life of Serving: Civil litigator Lloyd Lochridge is inspiring others to do pro bono work and volunteer in their communities

Lloyd Lochridge died at 103 on April 13, 2021, in Austin. His obituary can be read online here. He served as State Bar of Texas president from 1974 to 1975. In recognition of Lochridge, we are reprinting this “Legal Legends” article that was printed in the June 2018 Texas Bar Journal. By Mitchell C. Chaney … Continue Reading

2021 Elections: A Minute with the President-elect Candidates

Voting in the 2021 elections for State Bar of Texas president-elect and open district director positions will take place April 1-30. To help you get to know the president-elect candidates better, today we’re launching a four-part video series, “A Minute with the Candidates,” featuring short interviews with Sara Dysart and Laura Gibson. In today’s installment, … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section announces 2021 Texas Law Student Writing Competition winners

The State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section announced that Taylor Feldt, of SMU Dedman School of Law, took first place in the 2021 Texas Law Student Writing Competition. Brooke López, of UNT Dallas College of Law, earned second place honors. Feldt’s essay “Are Men and Women Treated Equally in the Workplace?: A … Continue Reading

TexasBarCLE honors outstanding volunteers

Six attorneys were recognized for their exceptional contributions in 2020 to the State Bar of Texas’ continuing legal education efforts. TexasBarCLE gave Standing Ovation Awards to Kirby B. Drake, of Dallas; Rhonda Hunter, of Dallas; Marc Markel, of Boerne; Chris Ritter, of Austin; Mike Tolleson, of Austin; Mark C. Walker, of El Paso; and Zach … Continue Reading
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