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Public hearing on State Bar budget set for April 6

The State Bar of Texas will hold a virtual public hearing on its proposed budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year at 9 a.m. CDT April 6.

To sign up to speak during the meeting, please email cbarber@texasbar.com or call 800-204-2222, ext. 1416 (toll free) before 5 p.m. CDT April 5.

The public can watch the meeting on the State Bar’s YouTube channel. More information about State Bar finances is available at texasbar.com/finances.

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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. Action: Consider and discuss approval of the creation of a Workgroup on Texas Lawyer Needs Arising from the 2020 Pandemic and 2021 Winter Storm.
  • 7b. Action: Consider approval of the State Bar of Texas 2021-22 proposed budget for presentation to the Supreme Court.
  • 15b. Action: Consider and discuss approval of the proposed amendments to MCLE Accreditation Standards.

View the full agenda here. Materials for the meeting can be found here.

To sign up to speak during the meeting, please email amy.starnes@texasbar.com or call (800) 204-2222, ext. 1706 (toll free) before 5 p.m. CDT on April 5.

Posted in2021 president-elect candidatesWomen of Law

2021 Elections: Watch ‘A Minute with the Candidates’ Now

“A Minute with the Candidates” Video Series 

Voting in the 2021 elections for State Bar of Texas president-elect and open district director positions starts tomorrow, April 1, and ends at 5 p.m. CDT on April 30. To help you get to know the president-elect candidates better, we’ve produced a four-part video series, “A Minute with the Candidates,” featuring short interviews with Sara Dysart and Laura Gibson. 

The series concludes today with the video linked below. Watch to learn how the candidates decided to become a lawyer. All four videos in the series can be viewed at  texasbar.com/elections  and on the  State Bar’s YouTube channel

For information on voting in the 2021 elections, go to texasbar.com/elections—and watch your mailboxes and email inboxes for your paper and electronic ballots. All lawyers who are active and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas are eligible to vote in State Bar elections. 

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

Posted inLaw Firms and Legal Departments

Scams continue to target Texas attorneys

Update 3/30/2021: We received a report of another scam. A Texas attorney received two email scams. One of them was from a “student” who claimed they were referred to the attorney by the “Bar Referral Services.” The other was from someone who claimed they found the attorney on LinkedIn, but the attorney does not currently have a LinkedIn profile. View the scam emails. Continue Reading

Posted in2021 president-elect candidatesWomen of Law

2021 Elections: A Minute with the President-elect Candidates, Part 3

Learn more about the 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 third video of the series, the candidates answer the question: “What do you do to recharge your batteries so that you can serve your clients?”

If you missed the first two videos of the series, check them out at texasbar.com/elections or our YouTube channel. The fourth video will be released on Wednesday, March 31.

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.

Be sure to check back with us tomorrow for the last video!

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

Posted inCLENewsState Bar

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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