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Winners of the 2019 Texas Gavel Awards announced

Stories that examined how Texas judges are elected and showed how law enforcement agencies are using the Texas Public Information Act to withhold information about deceased suspects are among the winners of the 2019 Texas Gavel Awards. Journalists representing The Texas Tribune, KXAN-TV in Austin, KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Super Lawyers Magazine, and the Victoria Advocate were selected as winners. … Continue Reading

What Evan Thomas Taught Me . . . By Way of Sandra Day O’Connor

By Rocky Dhir  Host of the State Bar of Texas Podcast and President & CEO of Atlas Legal Research, LP As a vegetarian, salmon mousse shouldn’t intrigue me, but it does now. I even Googled images of what it looks like, having never eaten it myself. My newfound interest in salmon mousse places me in the company of … Continue Reading

Jerry C. Alexander of Dallas selected State Bar of Texas board chair-elect

Jerry C. Alexander was selected chair-elect of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors during the board’s meeting in Georgetown on Friday. Alexander will take office during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting to be held June 13-14 in Austin. He will serve as chair until June 2020. Alexander is president of Passman … Continue Reading

In Memoriam

The State Bar of Texas’ Membership Department was informed in February 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 Bar Foundation announces 2019 Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award recipient

The Texas Bar Foundation named Dallas attorney Talmage Boston as its 2019 Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award recipient. Boston will be honored and presented with the award on June 14 at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner at the JW Marriott in Austin. Texas Tech University School of Law—Grantham’s alma mater—will receive $5,000 for student … Continue Reading

Association of Women Attorneys Foundation recognizes Houston lawyers

The Association of Women Attorneys, or AWA, Foundation will recognize four Houston attorneys for leadership in their practice areas during the 8th AWA Foundation Premier Women in Law Luncheon on March 20 in Houston. Association of Women Attorneys Foundation Premier Women in Law 2019 honorees are, from left, Burke Butler, Betsy Kamin, Amanda McMillan, and … Continue Reading

Entertainment attorney and author Mike Farris is latest guest on State Bar of Texas Podcast

In the latest episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks with Dallas entertainment lawyer and author Mike Farris about his career. Dhir and Farris discuss the inspiration behind Farris’ books, such as A Death in the Islands, Poor Innocent Lad, and The Bequest, and take a look at his writing … Continue Reading

ABA recognizes Texas attorneys and law firms as Pro Bono Leaders

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service recognized six Texas attorneys and the Texas offices of two law firms for their participation during 2018 in the Texas Legal Answers and ABA Free Legal Answers programs. The attorneys recognized as ABA Free Legal Answers 2018 Pro Bono Leaders are Ujjayini Bose, … Continue Reading
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