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Texas lawyers approve rule amendments in 2021 rules vote

Texas lawyers approved all eight proposed amendments to Texas’ disciplinary and procedural rules in a monthlong voting process that ended March 4. The Texas Supreme Court now may adopt or reject the proposals approved by the bar’s membership. Go here for election results and visit texasbar.com/rulesvote for details on the proposed amendments. … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas rules vote: Voting ends tomorrow!

Voting ends at 5 p.m. CST tomorrow, March 4 in the 2021 rules vote. You still have time to cast an online ballot! VOTE NOW Summary of Proposed Amendments Want to learn more? Watch the video below from Lewis Kinard, chair of the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda. Go to texasbar.com/rulesvote for more information … Continue Reading

Ethics committee seeks public comments on 2 proposed opinions

The Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas is accepting public comments on two proposed ethics opinions: Proposed Opinion 21-1: Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, when may a lawyer represent a client adverse to a former prospective client of the lawyer or another lawyer in the lawyer’s firm? (Comment deadline: March … Continue Reading

State Bar offers free CLE course, other educational resources to Texas lawyers during rules vote

The 2021 rules vote ends March 4, and the State Bar of Texas has resources to help Texas lawyers cast an informed ballot. Free CLE Course The TexasBarCLE Online Classroom is offering the free course “Rules Vote Forum: Proposed Disciplinary Rule Amendments,” which is accredited for 1 hour of MCLE ethics credit. This course is … Continue Reading

Register now for final 2021 rules vote public forum webinar

Texas lawyers are being called upon to exercise their right of self-governance by voting on proposed amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. Voting started today, February 2, and will continue until 5 p.m. CST March 4 by paper and electronic ballot. The final public forum for … Continue Reading

State Bar board advances 2021-2022 budget, hears updates on proposed disciplinary rules, bias training

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting on January 22. Below is a synopsis of reports and updates the board received. To watch the full meeting, please go to the State Bar’s YouTube page. The agenda and meeting materials can be found here. The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Board Update: September 25, 2020

Editor’s note: The State Bar of Texas sent the following message to members on September 25. The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting today by videoconference. Highlights of the meeting appear below. You can watch video of the meeting at youtube.com/statebaroftexas and read the agenda and meeting materials here. Referendum … Continue Reading

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

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

Texas Supreme Court adopts amendments to attorney disciplinary rules

The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday issued orders adopting amendments to attorney disciplinary rules effective June 1. You can read the orders at the links below. Misc. Docket No. 18-9030: Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct 8.03 Misc. Docket No. 18-9031: Order Adopting Amendments to the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure… Continue Reading

Comments sought on proposed rule revisions by February 8

The State Bar of Texas is seeking comment on proposed rule revisions. As a result of legislation passed following the Sunset Review process, changes to attorney disciplinary process are required through rule revisions proposed by the Chief Disciplinary Counsel (CDC) and adopted by the Texas Supreme Court. The primary objective of the legislative mandates is to promote earlier … Continue Reading
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