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Meeting Chris Spendlove

Since the spring, Geoffrey Hinkson and I have been working on our tentatively titled yearlong saga, “The Chris Spendlove Chronicles.” It’s a title so new and tentative, Geoffrey doesn’t even know about it! Our main goal is to showcase a freshman attorney navigating year one under interesting circumstances.             Ultimately, we’ll have an article in … Continue Reading

A Life of Serving: Civil litigator Lloyd Lochridge is inspiring others to do pro bono work and volunteer in their communities

Lloyd Lochridge died at 103 on April 13, 2021, in Austin. His obituary can be read online here. He served as State Bar of Texas president from 1974 to 1975. In recognition of Lochridge, we are reprinting this “Legal Legends” article that was printed in the June 2018 Texas Bar Journal. By Mitchell C. Chaney … Continue Reading

State Bar offers free CLE course, other educational resources to Texas lawyers during rules vote

The 2021 rules vote ends March 4, and the State Bar of Texas has resources to help Texas lawyers cast an informed ballot. Free CLE Course The TexasBarCLE Online Classroom is offering the free course “Rules Vote Forum: Proposed Disciplinary Rule Amendments,” which is accredited for 1 hour of MCLE ethics credit. This course is … Continue Reading

State Bar COVID-19 update: new court guidance and practice management resources

Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Randy Sorrels and Executive Director Trey Apffel sent the following message to members on Friday. We’re writing to share recent updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. Office of Court Administration Guidance The Office of Court Administration issued … Continue Reading

State Bar COVID-19 update: lawyers as ‘essential,’ federal stimulus, and a call for civility

Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Randy Sorrels and Executive Director Trey Apffel sent the following message to members Friday. We are writing to share important updates from the week related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Civility in the Practice of Law … Continue Reading

Working with remote employees: what you need to know in a crisis and beyond

Twenty years ago working remotely meant taking home a briefcase full of documents. The internet made that easier. Instead of a bundle of files, we started taking laptops home instead. Today, with threats like COVID-19 filling our media reports, many of us are considering or already made provisions for having our staffs work from home. … Continue Reading

Preparing for the coronavirus: How Texas employers can plan for COVID-19

Texas falls within a tier of states with confirmed coronavirus cases, and while the number of confirmed cases is fast increasing, Texas cases remain well below Washington, California, New York, and Massachusetts. In those states, and particularly in affected locations and industries, employers like Microsoft and Facebook—which have offices in localities with higher reported incidence … Continue Reading

Entertainment attorney and author Mike Farris is latest guest on State Bar of Texas Podcast

In the latest episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks with Dallas entertainment lawyer and author Mike Farris about his career. Dhir and Farris discuss the inspiration behind Farris’ books, such as A Death in the Islands, Poor Innocent Lad, and The Bequest, and take a look at his writing … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal wins 2018 Luminary Award

The Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors received a 2018 Luminary Award for excellence in authored articles from the National Association of Bar Executives Communications Section Workshop, held last week in Omaha, Nebraska. Each year the workshop brings together bar associations from across the country to network, learn about new industry trends, and recognize their … Continue Reading