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Texas Supreme Court Clerk Blake Hawthorne receives award

Blake Hawthorne, clerk of the court for the Texas Supreme Court, will be honored with the Kathleen McCree Lewis Award for Appellate Justice by the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers in April 2020. Hawthorne is being recognized by the group for his trailblazing work in transforming court records to electronic format, said Houston lawyer Kevin … Continue Reading

Pablo Almaguer, Sylvia Borunda Firth recommended as State Bar president-elect nominees

The State Bar Board of Directors Nominations and Elections Subcommittee voted today to recommend Pablo Almaguer of Edinburg and Sylvia Borunda Firth of El Paso as nominees for 2020-2021 State Bar of Texas president-elect, after interviewing six potential nominees in Austin. The Board of Directors will consider the recommendations at its next meeting, on September 20 … Continue Reading

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
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