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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 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

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

State Bar board approves Collins, McDougal as candidates for president-elect

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors voted unanimously September 28 to approve Jeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins of El Paso and Larry P. McDougal Sr. of Richmond as candidates for 2019-2020 president-elect. Collins and McDougal will appear on the ballot in April 2019 along with any certified petition candidates. There are currently no additional … Continue Reading

Texas Gavel Awards presented at FOIFT annual conference

State Bar of Texas President Joe K. Longley and SBOT Public Affairs Committee Chair Rudy England welcomed journalists from around the state as winners of Texas Gavel Awards. The Texas Gavel Awards recognize excellence in journalism that fosters public understanding of the legal system; educates the public about the rule of law, the legal profession, … Continue Reading

A Guardian of the Greens

Denton County attorney William Brotherton enjoys spending time on the golf course. After 13 years serving as a gallery guard on the 14th hole at the Masters, Brotherton has seen some of the best golfers in the world play. So when an opportunity to serve as a marshal on the 16th hole at Carnoustie Golf … Continue Reading

#LawyerVacay highlights

Here are some of our favorite #LawyerVacay submissions so far. We want to see how you spend your time away from the office and focus on your well-being! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #LawyerVacay. Not on social media? Email us at tbj@texasbar.com.… Continue Reading

The Dog Tag podcast talks TLTV

Former State Bar of Texas President Terry Tottenham talked about the importance of the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans program during a recent episode of The Dog Tag podcast. “We’ve reached and serviced more than 28,000 veterans and veteran family members up to now in Texas alone,” said Tottenham. “We have over 9,000 lawyers who’ve … Continue Reading

L. Wayne Scott named 2018 Gene Cavin Award winner

Professor L. Wayne Scott, of San Antonio, is the winner of the 2018 Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in CLE. Scott will be presented the award at the Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course in September in Austin. Scott is a professor of law and director of alternate dispute resolution studies at St. Mary’s University School … Continue Reading
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