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President-elect candidate forum available for on-demand viewing

The candidates for 2021-2022 State Bar of Texas president-elect participated in a virtual forum on March 25 sponsored by the state’s metro bar associations. Video of the forum, which was approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit, is available to watch on demand here.

Candidates Sara Dysart, of San Antonio, and Laura Gibson, of Houston, discussed their qualifications for office, plans for the future, and the challenges facing the State Bar and the profession during a discussion moderated by Jo Ann Merica, of Austin. Continue Reading

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South Texas College of Law Houston adds five members to board of directors

The South Texas College of Law Houston added five new members to its board of directors.

New members are Michael E. Cokinos and law school alumni Aparna Dave, Ephraim del Pozo, Mary-Olga Lovett, and Aaron M. Reimer.

“We are proud to welcome five exceptional new board members to South Texas College of Law Houston,” said Michael F. Berry, South Texas College of Law Houston president and dean, in a press release. “The new board members bring a wealth of business and legal experience to their leadership roles at our nearly 100-year-old law school. From expertise in domestic and international energy, to corporate law, finance, intellectual property litigation, and family law, these new members of the STCL Houston family ideally are positioned to support the law school’s strategic plan leading into our centennial celebration in 2023.”

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2021 Elections: A Minute with the President-elect Candidates, Part 2

Get to know your State Bar of Texas 2021 president-elect candidates, Sara Dysart, of San Antonio, and Laura Gibson, of Houston, through our four-part video series, “A Minute with the Candidates.”

In today’s second video of the series, the candidates discuss what was most challenging, whether personally or professionally, during the pandemic for them. The last two videos will be released on Tuesday, March 30 and Wednesday, March 31.

If you missed the first video of the series, check it out at texasbar.com/elections or our Youtube channel.

Subscribe to the State Bar’s email newsletter to get a link each day the videos are posted, along with other legal news of interest to Texas lawyers.

Get to know the president-elect candidates by clicking on the video link below.

 

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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.

 

 

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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, the candidates discuss the silver linings they’ve experienced during the pandemic. The other installments will be released on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week at and on the .

Subscribe to the State Bar’s email newsletter to get a link each day the videos are posted, along with other legal news of interest to Texas lawyers.

Get to know the president-elect candidates by clicking on the video link below.

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Free CLE teaches attorneys how to help with FEMA appeals in wake of winter storm

Several legal services organizations are sponsoring a free online CLE to teach Texas attorneys how to assist with FEMA appeals. The program, FEMA Appeals 101: How to do a Common FEMA Appeal, will take place at noon on April 9 via Zoom. It is designed for pro bono attorneys interested in helping those affected by Winter Storm Uri.

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State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section announces 2021 Texas Law Student Writing Competition winners

The State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section announced that Taylor Feldt, of SMU Dedman School of Law, took first place in the 2021 Texas Law Student Writing Competition. Brooke López, of UNT Dallas College of Law, earned second place honors.

Feldt’s essay “Are Men and Women Treated Equally in the Workplace?: A Pregnant Question,” earned her the 2021 Harriet E. Miers Writing Competition Award and $1,000 toward law school educational expenses.

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Tarrant County Bar Association to host student panel on diversity and inclusion

The Tarrant County Bar Association Diversity Committee will host a panel of law students to discuss diversity and inclusion at noon on March 25. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

As part of the SIDE (Striving for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity inside the) Bar Conversation Series, the law student-led discussion will focus on what future lawyers see as critical for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal field.

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Frank Stevenson elected Western States Bar Conference president

Frank Stevenson, of Locke Lord in Dallas and a past president of the State Bar of Texas, has been elected as president of the Western States Bar Conference.

The WSBC is a forum for the interchange of ideas among the leaders of the 15 WSBC member states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). The two-and-a-half day conference includes discussion on cutting-edge issues for the legal profession, bar governance, and how best to manage bar associations.

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Texas Bar Foundation selects four Outstanding 50 Year Lawyers

The Texas Bar Foundation has selected Allan DuBois, Kelly Frels, Harriet Miers, and Terry Tottenham to receive Outstanding 50 Year Lawyers Awards.

The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.

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