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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

Houston Trial Lawyers Association names Wade Moriarty president

The Houston Trial Lawyers Association appointed Wade Moriarty, of Crim & Villalpando, as its 2021 president and installed other officers. Members also elected to office are Anjali Nigam, of the Nigam Law Firm, as 2021 HTLA president-elect, and Andrea Roth, of Brann Sullivan Trial Lawyers, as 2021 HTLA secretary/treasurer. For more information about HTLA, go … Continue Reading

Genora K. Boykins elected as South Texas College of Law Houston Board of Directors chair-elect

Genora K. Boykins, a 1985 alumna of South Texas College of Law Houston, was elected chair-elect for the law school’s board of directors. She is the first woman and African American to hold this position at the law school. Boykins has served on the South Texas College of Law Houston Board of Directors since March … Continue Reading

TOJI hires new director, embarks on sixth cohort

The Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator (TOJI) has a new director and is building on its successes as it prepares to accept its sixth cohort of attorneys. Joshua Weaver, an attorney and entrepreneur, took the helm of the State Bar of Texas program, which expands access to justice opportunities by helping Texas lawyers build sustainable … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Will Davidson

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 25-31). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Claire Brown

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 25-31). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Sam Doiron

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 25-31). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Diana Ball

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 25-31). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Tyler Hickle

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 25-31). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Tanya Burke

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 25-31). 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

Judge Emily Miskel to receive William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence

Judge Emily Miskel, of the 470th District Court in Collin County, will receive the National Center for State Courts 2020 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence. The Rehnquist Award is the highest honor bestowed to a state judge by the National Center for State Courts. It honors a state court judge who demonstrates the … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Fawaz A. Bham

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 25-31). 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

New website helps connect legal professionals with licensed court reporters

The Texas Court Reporters Association has launched a new website, MyTexasCSR.com, as a free means of connecting legal professionals with licensed court reporters. On the site, attorneys, paralegals, and court administrators can post a job to find coverage for a hearing, trial, deposition, or other event. All Texas court reporters can register for free to … Continue Reading
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