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TLAP to present Remote Well-Being Wednesdays in April

The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s “Remote Well-Being Wednesdays: A Coronavirus Series” will take place weekly through April 15, offering attorneys a resource for tending to their well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CDT via Zoom on the following dates. April 1 “Being at Home Boot Camp”—TLAP … Continue Reading

Dallas attorney selected as ABA Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award recipient

Andrew Guthrie, an associate of Haynes and Boone in Dallas and a member of the Texas Supreme Court Professional Ethics Committee, has been selected for the 2020 American Bar Association Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award. The Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award honors young lawyer commitment to legal and judicial ethics, lawyer … Continue Reading

Houston lawyer honored for saving driver from drowning

A Houston lawyer was recognized for his quick action and heroism that saved a motorist from drowning after the man’s car plunged into the Mustang Bayou in Missouri City earlier this month. John C. Greco is a partner in Williams, Birnberg & Andersen, LLP of Houston where he focuses on civil litigation, primarily personal injury, … Continue Reading

Deadline to enter 2020 Texas Gavel Awards approaching

Do you know of a journalist deserving of recognition for excellence in reporting on legal issues? The State Bar of Texas Public Affairs Committee is accepting entries for the 2020 Texas Gavel Awards to recognize journalistic excellence that helps foster public understanding of the legal system, including investigative reporting that leads to improvements in the … Continue Reading

In Memoriam

The State Bar of Texas’ Membership Department was informed in December 2019 of the deaths of these members. We join the officers and directors of the State Bar in expressing our deepest sympathy.… Continue Reading

Texas attorneys win 2019 American Bar Association Spirit of Excellence Awards

Richard Pena, 1998-1999 State Bar of Texas president, and Judge Lora Livingston, of the Travis County District Court, will receive American Bar Association Spirit of Excellence Awards on February 15, 2020, at the JW Marriott Austin. The award, presented by the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, honors lawyers whose commitment … Continue Reading

New Texas lawyers to be sworn in November 18

The State Bar of Texas’ newest attorneys will be officially sworn in November 18 at the State Bar of Texas New Lawyers Induction Ceremony in Austin. Those who passed the July 2019 Texas Bar Examination are eligible to be inducted at the event, which will be at 10 a.m. at the Frank Erwin Center in … Continue Reading

Jerry and Sherri Alexander: pro bono heroes

Hero: /hiro/: a person who is admired for achievements and noble qualities. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. By the definition above, it is easy to see why we chose the theme of “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” for this year’s Equal Access to Justice Campaign. In this endeavor, our EAJ heroes are admired not for their achievements, but … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Marlene Dougherty

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 21-27). 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: Leslie Alvarez

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 20-26). 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: Taylor McConnell

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 20-26). 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: Ashley Rich

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 20-26). 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: Nina Orendain

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 20-26). 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: Alicia M. Grant

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 20-26). 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: Genesis Reed

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 20-26). 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
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