Tag Archives: Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda

State Bar of Texas Board Update

Editor’s note: State Bar President Joe K. Longley sent the following message to members on Friday.  The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting today in Georgetown. Highlights from the meeting are provided below. Proposed rules changes move forward The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda (CDRR) has recommended rule change … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court addresses attorneys’ tech competence in amended comment to disciplinary rule

A Texas attorney’s duty to maintain competence in the practice of law includes knowing about relevant technology, according to a new Texas Supreme Court order. The court, in Misc. Docket No. 19-9016, amended Paragraph 8 of the comment to Rule 1.01 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, which deals with competent and diligent … Continue Reading

Reminder: Comments accepted on proposed advertising rules

The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda (CDRR) will continue to accept public comments concerning the proposed lawyer advertising rules through March 1, 2019. You can submit comments here. Interested in law firm trade names? Take the CDRR’s poll. The CDRR is responsible for overseeing the initial process for proposing a change or addition to … Continue Reading

Public hearing set on proposed rules changes

The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda (CDRR) has published proposed rules changes regarding confidentiality/ethics advice and diminished capacity. These were also printed in the (September) Texas Bar Journal and the (August 31) Texas Register. A public hearing on the proposed rules will be held at 10 a.m. October 10, 2018, at the Texas Law Center in … Continue Reading
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