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Stories of Recovery: Becoming an Alcoholic

Editor’s note: This post is part of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s Stories of Recovery series. TLAP offers confidential assistance for lawyers, law students, and judges with substance abuse or mental health issues. Call TLAP at 1-800-343-8527 (TLAP) and find more information at tlaphelps.org. Sometimes I am insecure explaining how I became an alcoholic. I felt like I should … 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

Updates from the State Bar President-elect Candidates

Editor’s note: The following message was sent to State Bar of Texas members on Tuesday. In an effort to encourage voter participation and educate members on the 2018 State Bar president-elect candidates, the State Bar is sending periodic emails with messages submitted by the candidates addressing topics of their choosing. The fifth messages are available at the … Continue Reading

President’s Update: State Bar Budget and Other News

Editor’s note: State Bar President Tom Vick sent the following message to members on Thursday. On Tuesday, President-elect Joe K. Longley and State Bar staff conducted the public hearing in Austin on the proposed 2018-2019 State Bar budget, which was published in the March issue of the Texas Bar Journal. The State Bar continues to welcome … Continue Reading

Stories of Recovery: My personal story is one of success—and mental illness

By C. Kelly Rentzel Editor’s note: This post is part of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s Stories of Recovery series. TLAP offers confidential assistance for lawyers, law students, and judges with substance abuse or mental health issues. Call TLAP at 1-800-343-8527 (TLAP) and find more information at tlaphelps.org. According to a recent study, those who score top grades in … Continue Reading

Register now for the 29th Annual Texas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Convention

The 29th Annual Texas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Convention will take place on June 1-3 at the Austin Marriott South. The convention will feature national speakers sharing their thoughts about current research on mental health, substance abuse recovery, and maintaining a more balanced professional life. Attendees will also have a chance to earn at least 6 hours … Continue Reading

Updates from the State Bar President-elect Candidates

Editor’s note: The following message was sent to State Bar of Texas members on Tuesday. In an effort to encourage voter participation and educate members on the 2018 State Bar president-elect candidates, the State Bar is sending periodic emails with messages submitted by the candidates addressing topics of their choosing. The fourth messages are available at … Continue Reading

State Bar offers e-billing to easily handle annual membership statement

The State Bar of Texas membership department reminds Texas lawyers that they can receive their annual membership statements in a fast and convenient way by signing up for e-billing before April 12. Lawyers who choose e-billing will receive their annual membership dues statement by email shortly after May 1, with a direct link to the State … Continue Reading

President’s Update: State Bar Transparency & Other News

Editor’s note: State Bar of Texas President Tom Vick sent the following message to members on Thursday.  Starting Sunday, open government advocates will recognize Sunshine Week, a yearly celebration of access to public information. In that spirit, I’m pleased to announce that the State Bar of Texas is moving forward with plans to begin videotaping … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court adopts amendments to attorney disciplinary rules

The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday issued orders adopting amendments to attorney disciplinary rules effective June 1. You can read the orders at the links below. Misc. Docket No. 18-9030: Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct 8.03 Misc. Docket No. 18-9031: Order Adopting Amendments to the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure… Continue Reading

Updates from the 2018 State Bar President-elect Candidates

Editor’s note: The following message was sent to State Bar of Texas members on Tuesday. In an effort to encourage voter participation and educate members on the 2018 State Bar president-elect candidates, the State Bar is sending periodic emails with messages submitted by the candidates addressing topics of their choosing. The second messages are available at … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Seeking General Counsel Proposals

The State Bar of Texas is requesting proposals from licensed Texas attorneys capable of providing general counsel legal services to the State Bar Board of Directors. The General Counsel will be elected by and will provide counsel to the Board and the officers on an as-needed, contract basis as set forth in the Request for Proposals … Continue Reading

Entries sought for local bar association awards

The State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee is now accepting local bar association submissions for the annual Stars of Texas Bars Awards and Judge Sam Williams Award. The Stars of Texas Bars Awards include eight award categories that recognize local bar associations for outstanding community involvement, commitment to increasing access to justice, dedication … Continue Reading

Stories of Recovery: In Law School, I Partied My Way to Notoriety; Now I’m Building a Foundation for Sobriety

Editor’s note: This post is part of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s Stories of Recovery series. TLAP offers confidential assistance for lawyers, law students, and judges with substance abuse or mental health issues. Call TLAP at 1-800-343-8527 (TLAP) and find more information at tlaphelps.org. My first experience with alcohol at age 13 should have been as good a deterrent … Continue Reading

State Bar President-elect Candidates Offer Messages to Members

Editor’s note: In an effort to encourage voter participation and educate members on the platforms of the 2018 State Bar of Texas president-elect candidates, the State Bar will publish periodic messages submitted by the candidates addressing topics of their choosing. The first messages are available at the links below. Opinions expressed by the candidates do not … Continue Reading

Update from State Bar President: Election Season is Here

Editor’s note: State Bar of Texas President Tom Vick sent the following message to members Friday. It’s election season, which means it’s time to get to know your candidates for State Bar president-elect. We’re planning a number of communications to make sure the president-elect candidates have a fair and equal chance to reach you with … Continue Reading
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