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Registration for ABA TECHSHOW 2018 is open

Come network with legal technology experts from around the globe at the ABA TECHSHOW 2018, March 7-10, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. State Bar of Texas members can save $150 on registration by using the code EP1814. Early bird registration ends January 22. Through the expansive EXPO Hall, CLEs, presentations, and workshops, you will be … Continue Reading

Tips for Salvaging Water-Damaged Law Office Records

As floodwaters recede and Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts begin throughout the state, many Texas lawyers will face specific challenges getting their practices back up and running. In some cases, salvaging water-damaged client files and other essential business records will be a key part of that recovery. To help attorneys whose law offices have been affected … Continue Reading

Attorney fraud alert: Don’t let fake clients scam you

Texas lawyers continue to lose trust account funds to scammers posing as clients. Attorneys should be extra-vigilant for scams of this type, and never issue a check from a trust account until deposited funds have been collected. Matters involving bank fraud are investigated by the Secret Service. If you are targeted, contact an office in … Continue Reading

The Thing Dressed in Overalls

The “Factory of Sadness” is the rueful nickname embraced by long-suffering Cleveland Browns fans for their stadium—the only NFL stadium to never host a postseason game. During my upcoming year as State Bar president, I’m unlikely to have a solution to that or (alas) a near-identical calamity much closer to home. But fortunately I do … Continue Reading

Program prepares incoming minority attorneys for practice

Several Texas law firms and law schools are throwing their support behind an initiative that aims to increase the number of actively practicing minority attorneys. The Diversity Scholarship Program—founded by startup company PracticePro that trains law students and new attorneys on practice management skills—seeks to address the gap between minority representation among law students and … Continue Reading
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