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Candidates sought for 2022 State Bar of Texas president-elect race

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors is soliciting candidates for the 2022 president-elect race. State Bar rules stipulate that all potential candidates for 2022 president-elect shall come from nonmetropolitan counties of the state (all counties except Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant, and Travis). Any member of the State Bar who meets the eligibility requirements … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court issues new COVID-19 order, approves disciplinary rule changes

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday issued its 38th Emergency Order of the COVID-19 pandemic. In it, the court permits the modification or suspension of court deadlines and procedures through August 1, 2021. The order permits all courts to hold in-person proceedings, including jury trials, after the adoption of health and safety standards, but encourages … Continue Reading

Join us today through May 7 for Well-Being Week in Law

Become a well-being champion by participating in Well-Being Week in Law starting today through May 7! Here’s your chance to join others across the legal profession in doing activities that promote health and happiness. Check out the list of activities and webinars to participate in here. Each day of Well-Being Week in Law focuses on … Continue Reading

Laura Gibson elected State Bar president-elect; Michael Ritter wins TYLA post

Texas attorneys elected Laura Gibson of Houston to be president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. Gibson received 50.51%—10,200—of the 20,194 votes cast during the voting period that ended April 30. Her opponent, Sara E. Dysart of San Antonio, received 49.49%, or 9,994 votes. Gibson will be sworn in as president-elect during a State Bar … Continue Reading

State Bar Executive Committee to meet April 6

The State Bar of Texas Executive Committee will meet at 10 a.m. CDT April 6. All State Bar members and the public may watch the meeting on the State Bar of Texas YouTube channel. Among items on the agenda are: 4d. Action: Consider and discuss approval of the creation of an Advertising Review Task Force 4e. … Continue Reading

Virtual new lawyers induction ceremony set for May 10

Editor’s Note: The Texas Board of Law Examiners released the following announcement. The State Bar of Texas is planning to hold a virtual swearing-in ceremony on May 10, 2021. Eligible February 2021 and March 2021 examinees will receive an invitation through ATLAS to register for the ceremony. Guests are invited to watch the ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/SupremeCourtofTexas.    … Continue Reading

2021 Elections: A Minute with the President-elect Candidates

Voting in the 2021 elections for State Bar of Texas president-elect and open district director positions will take place April 1-30. To help you get to know the president-elect candidates better, today we’re launching a four-part video series, “A Minute with the Candidates,” featuring short interviews with Sara Dysart and Laura Gibson. In today’s installment, … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court sets hearing on proposed disciplinary rules amendments

The Texas Supreme Court has ordered a hearing to consider proposed disciplinary rules amendments approved by licensed Texas lawyers in the referendum that ended March 4. The hearing will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on May 4 via videoconference. It will be broadcast on the court’s YouTube channel. The amendments’ proposed effective date is … Continue Reading

Texas lawyers approve rule amendments in 2021 rules vote

Texas lawyers approved all eight proposed amendments to Texas’ disciplinary and procedural rules in a monthlong voting process that ended March 4. The Texas Supreme Court now may adopt or reject the proposals approved by the bar’s membership. Go here for election results and visit texasbar.com/rulesvote for details on the proposed amendments. … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas rules vote: Voting ends tomorrow!

Voting ends at 5 p.m. CST tomorrow, March 4 in the 2021 rules vote. You still have time to cast an online ballot! VOTE NOW Summary of Proposed Amendments Want to learn more? Watch the video below from Lewis Kinard, chair of the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda. Go to texasbar.com/rulesvote for more information … Continue Reading
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