Tag Archives: awards

Entries sought for Texas Gavel Awards

Submissions are being accepted for the 2018 Texas Gavel Awards! The awards recognize excellence in print, broadcast, or online journalism that educates the public about the rule of law, the legal profession, and the judicial branch of government; and discloses practices or procedures needing correction to improve the practice of law, the courts, or the justice … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar honors excellence in legal reporting with Philbin Awards

The Dallas Bar Association honored Dallas-Fort Worth area journalists who exemplify excellence in legal reporting with its 34th Annual Stephen Philbin Awards on Friday. The grand prize was awarded to Skip Hollandworth of Texas Monthly for “The Prisoner,” which tells the story of Edwin Debrow, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence for a murder committed at … Continue Reading

Longtime Lubbock workers’ compensation attorney honored for lifetime achievement

Carolyn F. Moore, a longtime Lubbock workers’ compensation attorney and hearing officer in the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation, received an award for lifetime achievement in the field from the State Bar of Texas Workers’ Compensation Section. Section Chair Judy Ney presented the Barbed Wire Award to Moore, who previously served as … Continue Reading

Fastcase names Texas attorneys among top innovators

Two Texas attorneys were included on the annual Fastcase 50 list, which honors innovators in the legal field. Jason P. Steed, an associate of Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas, and Mark I. Unger, of the Unger Law Firm in San Antonio, received the honor alongside attorneys, professors, and technology entrepreneurs from across the country.… Continue Reading

Texas Bar College to honor members with awards

Texas Bar College will honor members with three major awards to be presented at 2 p.m. on July 15 at the 18th Annual Texas Bar College Summer School Course at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. The Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award given annually to an outstanding Bar College member based on achievement or contribution to professionalism … Continue Reading

Texas Advocacy Project announces annual award recipients

The Texas Advocacy Project has announced the recipients of its annual awards recognizing community members who embody the nonprofit’s mission. The organization—which aims to provide free legal services to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking across the state—will present the awards at its 10th Annual Black & White Ball on October … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation holds annual gala, honors 5 outstanding lawyers, judges

More than 500 members of Austin’s legal community turned out for the Austin Bar Foundation’s annual Gala on Saturday. The Austin Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The foundation was established in 2003 to support and expand the provision of legal-related charitable and educational programs and services in Central Texas. Gala … Continue Reading

FOIFT annual conference pushes transparency, offers honors

A crowd of about 175 gathered Thursday at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’ annual state conference and awards luncheon to honor legislators, advocates and award-winning journalists who push for transparency in government. Former Sen. Don Adams received the James Madison Award for his legacy; writing and passing the first Texas Open Records Act … Continue Reading

Mexican-American Bar Association hosts 10th anniversary scholarship dinner

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation will host its 10th anniversary scholarship dinner Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Houston. The dinner will honor members of the community who exemplify the ideals of the foundation. The event will include a keynote address from Judge Jimmie V. Reyna of the U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue Reading

State Bar executive director and CLE director named as top innovators

Michelle Hunter, executive director of the State Bar of Texas, was selected for a place on the annual Fastcase 50 list of “the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” Joining Hunter on the list is the State Bar’s Pat Nester, assistant deputy director and TexasBarCLE director. Fastcase is an online … Continue Reading

Texas Appleseed recognizes legal leaders

An assortment of legal professionals and organizations were awarded during Texas Appleseed’s annual Good Apple Dinner, which took place on Nov. 20 in Austin. The organization gave former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson the J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award while George Brothers Kincaid & Horton received the Pro Bono Leadership Award. … Continue Reading

Outstanding volunteers honored by TexasBarCLE

Six Texas attorneys have been selected as winners of “A Standing Ovation” award from TexasBarCLE. The lawyers were chosen based on their exceptional volunteer contributions to CLE programing in 2013. “All of our volunteers deserve our gratitude for contributing to the continuing education of their peers,” said Patrick Nester, director of TexasBarCLE. “Nevertheless, some stand … Continue Reading

Bob Black to be inducted as Texas Legal Legend

The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas has chosen Beaumont attorney Bob Black as its newest Texas Legal Legend. Black, a former State Bar president who practices as the managing shareholder in MehaffyWeber, will be inducted at a ceremony during the bar’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Austin. Black has tried more than 50 … Continue Reading
LexBlog