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#LawyerVacay highlights

Here are some of our favorite #LawyerVacay submissions so far. We want to see how you spend your time away from the office and focus on your well-being! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #LawyerVacay. Not on social media? Email us at tbj@texasbar.com.… Continue Reading

Confidentiality and E-Communications

A prudent lawyer would no doubt avoid communicating sensitive client information in a crowded room where bystanders would be able to hear the conversation. However, in the rapidly changing technological landscape, the reasonable steps necessary to ensure lawyer-client communications are truly private are often less intuitive. So what steps should a lawyer take before hitting … Continue Reading

Texas Social Media Research Institute honors State Bar for Twitter account

The Texas Social Media Research Institute at Tarleton State University will present a social media award to the State Bar of Texas for its Twitter account (@statebaroftexas) on April 17, 2018, at the 6th annual Social Media Conference in Fort Worth. The award recognizes top Texas state agencies included on the Texas State Library and … Continue Reading

Send us our next social media cover art

We want to highlight on our Facebook page and Twitter profile where you live and work. We’re looking for photos of your town or city’s landmarks, skylines, courthouses, prominent buildings, monuments, natural areas, and anything else you might think to be unique to where you live and practice. Be sure to send in a pic … Continue Reading

A Lawyer’s Duty of Confidentiality When Using Social Media

We all know that an attorney has a duty to protect confidential client information, but it’s easy to forget that duty when posting on social media or responding to online reviews related to a lawyer’s services. The proper analysis under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct will involve Rule 1.05, which generally defines the … Continue Reading

Take a Break: Show us how you de-stress with #LawyerVacay

Practicing law can be stressful, so it’s important to take time to decompress. Heavy workloads and client stories can take a toll on lawyers both physically and psychologically. That’s why we recently started a monthly work-life column in the Texas Bar Journal highlighting ways attorneys and firms are finding time to de-stress from the pressures … Continue Reading

State Bar’s #txlawdesk project reveals traditional office styles and heavy workloads

As we take a look at the first installment of the State Bar of Texas’s #txlawdesk social media project, it’s clear that many Texas lawyers keep traditional desks. According to the Harvard Business Review’s October 2014 cover story, the design of an office or workspace can affect a host of important issues, including collaboration, concentration, … Continue Reading

#TBT: Celebrating 75 years of Texas legal history

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the State Bar of Texas. As we celebrate, we want to engage lawyers and the general public on a variety of historical facts pertaining to State Bar history. What better way to showcase our history with you than through Throwback Thursdays?… Continue Reading

Working It: Show your stuff at #txlawdesk

For many Texas lawyers, desks and offices take on a significant importance in our lives and careers. Often these spaces become a representation of our professional identities, home to our creative idiosyncrasies, and landing pad for our often-challenging workload. After all, workers in America clock in more time than those in any other country in … Continue Reading

Twibel, Tumblr, and the First Amendment: Ongoing themes at SXSW Interactive

With the option to hide behind avatars, handles, and screen names, people can be downright mean, even libelous, while communicating online. When defamatory statements are published online and a victim chooses to take action, who is to blame? For websites like Tumblr and Twitter, which provide outlets for anyone with a username to publish content, … Continue Reading

State Bar Announces Twitter Novel Contest

What Ernest Hemingway reportedly considered to be his best work was also his briefest. To settle a bar bet, the story goes, Hemingway was challenged to write a complete novel in only six words. The result? "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Texas Bar Journal, and the 2010 State Bar Annual Meeting Legal Innovation Track: … Continue Reading
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