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Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for Texas veterans

The Texas Access to Justice Commission will host its annual Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for low-income veterans at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin. The gala will feature guest speaker Gen. Peter Pace, who served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue Reading

Registration open for University of Houston’s ‘People’s Law School’

The University of Houston Law Center will reconvene its free “People’s Law School,” on Saturday with courses in 13 different areas of law. The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon in Max Krost Hall and include more than 30 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors teaching the courses. According to a news release, … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce legal clinic for low-income Dallas-area residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free “Pro Se Divorce Legal Clinic” for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial criteria at noon Wednesday at the Jubilee Park and Community Center, 907 Bank St., Dallas. This clinic occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with the exception of November and December. Volunteer … Continue Reading

Board of Legal Specialization announces induction of 206 attorneys, 25 paralegals

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization announced the induction of 206 attorneys and 25 paralegals into Board Certification at its annual induction ceremony Thursday. The event, held at the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center, was attended by more than 450 attorneys, paralegals and family members from all over the state as well as the … Continue Reading

University of Houston hosts conference analyzing implications of 2016 presidential election

University of Houston law, economics and political science professors will discuss the judicial, domestic and international implications of the 2016 presidential election Tuesday at a conference that is free and open to the public. The event, hosted by the University of Houston Law Center and the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is … Continue Reading

Registration open for Texas Leadership Forum

Calling all Texas lawyers—the Texas Leadership Forum is an annual Austin event held in honor of Hon. John Ben Shepperd, former Texas secretary of state (1950-1952) and attorney general (1953-57). The forum unites leading attorneys, judges, business executives, entrepreneurs, politicians, and educators for an interactive weekend of leadership development and networking. This year’s event will … Continue Reading

Be Prepared: Essential Backup Practices for Your Paperless Office

By Jim Calloway and Ernie Svenson ABA TECHSHOW Faculty 2015 Everybody appreciates the importance of good backup procedures. But everyone does not implement great backup procedures. Part of the reason is that hard drives today are much more reliable than those of a few generations ago. But the main reason is that because we are … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association’s ‘Will-A-Thon’ sets screening dates

Harris County residents who are older than 60, disabled or veterans, and who meet low-income guidelines, qualify for free help with simple wills and basic medical directives provided through a “Will-A-Thon” hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. To apply for assistance through the Will-A-Thon, you must call 713-228-0735 between 9 a.m. and … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation holds annual gala, honors 5 outstanding lawyers, judges

More than 500 members of Austin’s legal community turned out for the Austin Bar Foundation’s annual Gala on Saturday. The Austin Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The foundation was established in 2003 to support and expand the provision of legal-related charitable and educational programs and services in Central Texas. Gala … Continue Reading

State Bar, Metroplex Veterans Legal Services to hold first Veterans Bankruptcy Legal Clinic

Low-income, disabled, unemployed, or homeless veterans needing assistance with bankruptcy or debt issues can receive free legal services at a first-of-its-kind Veterans Bankruptcy Clinic in the Dallas area on February 3. The single-issue clinic focused on bankruptcy and debt problems is a partnership between the State Bar of Texas, the Bankruptcy Law Section of the … Continue Reading

ABA TECHSHOW to celebrate 30th anniversary in March

The American Bar Association will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ABA TECHSHOW Conference and Expo on March 16-19, 2016, at the Hilton Chicago. The conference is where lawyers, legal professionals, and technology all come together. For three days, attendees will learn about the most useful and practical technologies available in the legal profession. The … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association to present MLK Justice Award to Dr. Michael J. Sorrell

The Dallas Bar Association will present the Martin Luther King Justice Award to Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, during the 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon on January 18 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas. The award is presented to local leaders whose lives and practices exemplify the principles embodied … Continue Reading

Video recap: New Lawyers Induction Ceremony

Texas Bar TV recaps the November 16, 2015, New Lawyers Induction Ceremony in a new segment available here. Following the 84th Texas Legislature’s passage of SB 534—which added to the lawyer’s oath a pledge to advance civility and integrity—the State Bar invited all practicing attorneys to come to Austin to recite the new oath with … Continue Reading

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program announces December legal clinics

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will host 11 free legal clinics—including an expunction clinic and a veteran’s clinic—this December at a variety of locations across the county. During the general sessions, which are open to Dallas County residents who meet income eligibility guidelines, volunteer lawyers will provide free legal advice and consultation in civil matters. … Continue Reading

National Black, Hispanic Pre-Law conferences to take place jointly in Houston

The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair will hold its 11th annual event next week in Houston to equip pre-law students with the resources they need to succeed in the legal profession. New this year is the National Hispanic Pre-Law Conference, which allows students to receive insight from successful Hispanic law students and attorneys. … Continue Reading

Texas Minority Counsel Program honors three attorneys

Three Texas attorneys were honored by the State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs during the Keynote Awards Luncheon of the Texas Minority Affairs Counsel Program (TMCP) at the Westin Houston Memorial City. Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan was awarded the TMCP Lifetime Achievement Award during the October 16 event. The award recognizes an … Continue Reading

Ethics through entertainment

In 2006, a group of judges and attorneys (many of whom were members of the South Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel) decided to write a series of sketches that mixed legal ethics trainings with humor, music, and pop culture references and perform it at the chapter’s annual ethics conference. They called … Continue Reading