Tag Archives: David Slayton

State Bar board approves candidates, responds to federal court decision

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting September 24 in San Antonio. Highlights of the meeting appear below. You can watch video of the meeting at youtube.com/statebaroftexas and read the agenda and meeting materials at texasbar.com/bodmaterials. 2022 Election Update The board approved Joe Escobedo Jr., of Edinburg, and Cindy V. … Continue Reading

Texas OCA signs new eFiling contract

The Texas Office of Court Administration, or OCA, signed a new contract with Tyler Technologies to continue eFileTexas through 2027. “We’ve achieved a great deal of success for our courts through the use of eFileTexas,” David Slayton, OCA administrative director, said in a press release. “Electronic filing has been key to the Texas judiciary’s ability … Continue Reading

OCA: Attorneys are ‘essential’ but should work remotely if possible

Attorneys are “essential” workers during the COVID-19 pandemic because they support the operations of the judicial system, but they still should work remotely from home if possible and practice social distancing in the interest of public health, according to updated guidance from the Office of Court Administration. The OCA issued a revised Travel Authorization letter … Continue Reading

Office of Court Administration announces travel authorization for Texas attorneys and staff under stay-at-home orders

Texas lawyers should lead by example with telework, alternatives to in-person meetings, and social distancing but also must be permitted to practice law free from local stay-at-home orders, according to the Office of Court Administration, as it acknowledged that the need for legal services only increases in a disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic. “Lawyers and … Continue Reading