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ABA TECHSHOW celebrates 30 years

Nearly 203 million people have cellphones and the power of connectivity that comes with them, yet the legal profession has been slow to embrace the rapid-fire changes in technology, said Steven Best, chair of the ABA TECHSHOW. Which is why, after 30 years, the ABA TECHSHOW is still thriving. This past March, attorneys converged in … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association head honored for commitment to diversity

Dallas Bar Association Executive Director Catharine Maher received the Dallas Minority Attorney Program’s Legacy Award for her outstanding commitment to diversity at a ceremony Friday. “I am honored to receive this award,” Maher said in a statement. “ I am very proud of the efforts of the Dallas Bar Association and its commitment to diversity … Continue Reading

Be Prepared: Essential Backup Practices for Your Paperless Office

By Jim Calloway and Ernie Svenson ABA TECHSHOW Faculty 2015 Everybody appreciates the importance of good backup procedures. But everyone does not implement great backup procedures. Part of the reason is that hard drives today are much more reliable than those of a few generations ago. But the main reason is that because we are … Continue Reading

ABA TECHSHOW to celebrate 30th anniversary in March

The American Bar Association will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ABA TECHSHOW Conference and Expo on March 16-19, 2016, at the Hilton Chicago. The conference is where lawyers, legal professionals, and technology all come together. For three days, attendees will learn about the most useful and practical technologies available in the legal profession. The … Continue Reading

ABA launches guide for appointing counsel in civil cases

Texas judges who are considering appointing counsel in civil cases can now consult the ABA Directory of Law Governing Appointment of Counsel in State Civil Proceedings. The directory, released by the American Bar Association in 2014 with the assistance of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, provides state-by-state guidance on when judges … Continue Reading

Free CLE on immigration law scheduled for Saturday

The American Bar Association, along with its Commission on Immigration and Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, will host a free CLE on Executive Action in Immigration Law on Saturday, Feb. 7 in Houston. Panelists, including Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Michael A. … Continue Reading

ABA to introduce new video during reception

On Thursday, Feb. 5, the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, along with the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, will debut the public service video Las Llaves de Mi Casa, which translates to “The Keys to My House.” The film targets Hispanic homebuyers and discusses the legal elements and … Continue Reading

Dallas lawyer selected for ABA award

Kim J. Askew, partner in K&L Gates in Dallas, was recently named as the recipient of a 2015 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Askew, one of four winners, will receive the award during a Feb. 7, 2015, ceremony at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Houston. … Continue Reading
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