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Texas prosecutors and county attorneys help Harvey-ravaged colleagues

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas District & County Attorneys Foundation created a relief fund and asked people to donate to help their struggling peers. As a result, this week the foundation gifted $1,000 per person to 40 prosecutors, investigators, and administrative staff in eight South Texas counties. “We know this is not … Continue Reading

Registration under way for 2018 Law-Related Education Conference

All educators, supervisors, and regional service center personnel are welcome to attend the 2018 Annual Law- Related Education Conference on January 26-27, 2018, at the Commons Learning Center in Austin. Conference participants will explore literacy components of reading, writing, and articulating points of view through history and why it is essential to maintaining freedom.… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight Day 5: Marilyn D. McGuire

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 22-28). 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

Texas to recognize paralegals on October 23

For the past eight years, Texas has celebrated Paralegal Day on October 23 to honor the paralegal community and its contributions. The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, founded in 1981, was created to enhance paralegals’ participation in the administration of justice, professional responsibility, and public service in cooperation with the State Bar and to … Continue Reading

Longtime Texas RioGrande Legal Aid leader to retire

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Executive Director David Hall will retire from his position after 42 years at the helm, the organization announced Wednesday. “It has been my honor and privilege to work alongside colleagues and friends with such inspiring values, compassion, and dedication for justice,” Hall said in a statement to staff announcing his decision. … Continue Reading

Texas attorneys named to Fastcase 50 list of top innovators

Three Texas attorneys were included on the annual Fastcase 50 list, which honors top innovators in the legal field. Cameron Vann, senior staff attorney for the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program; Cisselon Nichols Hurd, senior counsel to Shell Oil; and T. Jason Smith, senior director and legal counsel to software company Apttus, received the honor alongside attorneys, professors, … Continue Reading

Austin attorney Joe K. Longley elected State Bar president-elect

Texas attorneys have elected Joe K. Longley of Austin as the 2017-2018 president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. The result comes after a May 11-25 runoff election between Longley and Chad Baruch of Dallas after they were the top two vote-getters in a month-long, three-way race for the position that ended May 2. Read the news release for more results.… Continue Reading

San Antonio Bar Association names new executive director

The San Antonio Bar Association has named June Morse Moynihan as its new executive director, the organization announced Tuesday. Moynihan, who was serving as assistant executive director, has worked for the bar association for more than two years, previously serving as membership director and director of the San Antonio Bar Foundation. “It’s an exciting change … Continue Reading

State Bar to hold runoff for president-elect; Pretorius elected in TYLA race

Texas attorneys will be able to vote for Chad Baruch of Dallas or Joe K. Longley of Austin in a runoff election for State Bar of Texas president-elect. Baruch and Longley were the top two vote-getters in a month-long, three-way race for the position that ended Tuesday. The runoff will take place May 11-25. In the Texas … Continue Reading

Being Board Certified

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization inducted 267 attorneys and 22 paralegals at a ceremony in Austin on February 10, 2017. TBLS recognizes 22 specialty areas for attorneys and seven specialty areas for paralegals. Construction law, which was added last year, had one of the largest attorney groups of an inaugural specialty in TBLS history. … Continue Reading
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