Tag Archives: COVID-19

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 11, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Ransomware attack affects access to Office of Court Administration websites

The Office of Court Administration announced Monday that a ransomware attack on Friday, May 8 caused it to disable its branch network, including websites and servers, to deal with the attack and prevent further harm. A statement on the security breach reports the network will remain disabled until the breach is remediated. In the meantime … Continue Reading

Texas legal aid providers ready to help renters, provide FAQs

Texas legal aid organizations are at the forefront helping low-income individuals and families navigate issues including eviction, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other personal and financial crises created or worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations ready and able to help Texans with these concerns are listed below, followed by the area of the state they serve. … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 8, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

May must-reads

Check out the May issue of the Texas Bar Journal and the staff’s picks: a focus on practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic, from technology tips to well-being. And don’t forget to check out Movers and Shakers, Disciplinary Actions, and Memorials.… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 7, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 6, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Texas lawyers assist with employment law, business reopening tips

Texas lawyers are offering tips and general guidance to employers navigating employment issues during the pandemic and considering reopening plans. Zach Wolfe, a trial lawyer who handles non-compete and trade secret litigation at Fleckman & McGlynn PLLC in Austin, has this blog on the “Top 10 Covid-19 Employment Law Tips.”  Brett Holubeck, a labor and … Continue Reading

Office of Court Administration provides updated guidance for court operation — May 5, 2020

The Office of Court Administration provided updated court operation guidance on May 5, reaffirming its instructions to delay all non-essential in-person proceedings until June 1 and offering additional guidance for court proceedings after that date. According to an OCA announcement, effective June 1, courts may begin holding non-essential in-person hearings consistent with OCA’s “Guidance to … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans raises $422,800

The Texas Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Texas honored veterans throughout the state at the Virtual 2020 Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans. More than $422,000 was raised to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texas veterans. Proceeds are distributed by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and dedicated to the … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 5, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 4, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

COVID-19: Reopening Issues Checklist

The fluidity of the COVID-19 situation will require businesses to consider a myriad of issues as they navigate the decision as to whether, when, and how to reopen their facilities to employees and the public. The following checklist highlights some of the many factors that businesses should consider.… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — April 30, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — April 29, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court approves July Bar Exam, sets alternative September testing date

The Texas bar examination set for July will continue as scheduled, but an additional testing date also will be offered in September, according to the Texas Supreme Court’s 13th Emergency Order, issued Wednesday. The second testing date allows the Texas Board of Law Examiners to employ social distancing and other health considerations that will limit … Continue Reading

Induction ceremony for February 2020 Texas Bar Exam canceled

Editor’s Note: The Texas Board of Law Examiners issued the following announcement. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Bar of Texas will not hold a swearing-in ceremony after the February 2020 bar exam results are released. Any person who is authorized to administer oaths—including a judge, retired judge, clerk, or notary—may swear you in, either before or … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — April 28, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Some taxpayers may be entitled to sizable tax refunds for past tax years through provisions of the CARES Act

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has resulted in a flurry of legislation that the federal government hopes will assuage the negative economic impact of temporary business closures across the U.S. Most notable of these efforts is the historic $2 trillion stimulus package in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act passed in … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — April 27, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

State Bar COVID-19 update: new court guidance and practice management resources

Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Randy Sorrels and Executive Director Trey Apffel sent the following message to members on Friday. We’re writing to share recent updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. Office of Court Administration Guidance The Office of Court Administration issued … Continue Reading
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