Tag Archives: Education

Family Law Essentials CLE available free of charge to attorneys living near six Texas cities

Attorneys living within a 100-mile radius of Beaumont, Waco, Laredo, El Paso, Weatherford, or Lubbock and who are willing to pick up two pro bono cases from the state’s legal aid providers are eligible for a 4.5-hour online CLE on “Family Law Essentials” without charge. The CLE—Family Law Essentials: Giving Back to Your Community—is made … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 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

State Bar Law-Related Education launches new resource for Texas students

The State Bar of Texas Law-Related Education (LRE) department has released a new video series resource “Texas Civics: A Student’s Guide” to all Texas educators and students. The videos highlight the Texas judicial, legislative, and executive branches and explain through easy-to-understand graphics how each branch works. The three videos are ready for view at texaslre.org. … Continue Reading

OCA issues Zoom and YouTube support information for courts, judges

The Office of Court Administration is providing judges the ability to stream and host court proceedings via Zoom and YouTube. The Texas Constitution’s Open Courts Provision requires that all courts maintain public access. Only State of Texas Judges are eligible for access to the OCA-provided Zoom accounts. To request access or inquire about a previous … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 19, 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 — March 18, 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

“People’s Law School” moves to online format after October event

The popular, 30-year-old legal education program known as the “People’s Law School” is halting its in-person classes on the campus of the University of Houston Law Center and moving its program online. This is the final year that people can attend the “People’s Law School” in person. The final live program will be from 9 … Continue Reading

Houston attorneys, judges reading at 100 schools for Constitution Day

More than 100 Houston Bar Association volunteers are expected to read to classes in 100 elementary schools in the Houston area today for Constitution Day. Attorneys and judges are reading and discussing the book Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio to elementary school students at 21 school districts at designated times throughout the day. Constitution Day commemorates … Continue Reading

Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation awards scholarships to Houston law students

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation held its 13th annual scholarship luncheon that benefits Hispanic law students attending one of the three Houston-based law schools on Wednesday, August 22 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Houston. The scholarships were awarded to law students who best exemplify leadership, commitment, justice, and equality within the Hispanic … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas board elects Ross Fischer as general counsel

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday to elect Ross Fischer of Austin as general counsel to the board. Fischer is an attorney with the Gober Group who specializes in legislative and campaign law, professional ethics, and government integrity matters. His clients include elected officials, candidates, trade associations, political committees, local … Continue Reading

TCLE previews new subscription-based CLE program at Annual Meeting

Texas Center for Legal Ethics announced its plans for State Bar of Texas 2018 Annual Meeting where attendees can earn CLE and preview the center’s newest ethics CLE subscription-based program launching later this Fall. The subscription program aims to provide new and current TCLE members with an intuitive online resource to access continuing education courses on-demand, as … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association hosting summer law programs for law students, clerks

All law students, recent graduates and clerks are invited to the Belo Mansion for the Dallas Bar Association Summer Law Programs. Here is the complete list of the summer law programs being offered: Law Student Professionalism Program on Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m. RSVP here. Summer Clerks Pro Bono Luncheon on Friday, June 1 at … Continue Reading

Registration under way for 2018 Law-Related Education Conference

All educators, supervisors, and regional service center personnel are welcome to attend the 2018 Annual Law- Related Education Conference on January 26-27, 2018, at the Commons Learning Center in Austin. Conference participants will explore literacy components of reading, writing, and articulating points of view through history and why it is essential to maintaining freedom.… Continue Reading

Guest blog: Legal issues surrounding homeless students

The Every Student Succeeds Act, enacted by the federal government in late 2015, recently amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to address the educational effects of homelessness. The legislation alters the definition of homeless, commissions new methods of identifying homeless students, attempts to keep students in their original school district as long as possible, and … Continue Reading

What is the goal of legal writing?

When I teach legal writing to first-year law students, I surprise them with an in-class exercise around halfway through the first semester. I have the students break into groups, tell them to take out pen and paper, and pose this question: “What is the goal of legal writing?” Puzzled, they just stare back. I ask … Continue Reading

TBLS certification applications available

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is accepting certification applications for 2016. For information on the specific requirements for each of the 22 specialty areas of law and the seven areas for paralegals, go to the “Get Certified” section of tbls.org.   The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is one of the largest board certification … Continue Reading
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