Tag Archives: El Paso

Sylvia Borunda Firth of El Paso elected State Bar of Texas president-elect

Texas attorneys elected Sylvia Borunda Firth of El Paso to be president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. Borunda Firth received 49.31 percent—9,515—of the 19,298 votes cast during the voting period that ended May 29. Her opponent, Pablo Almaguer of Edinburg, received 49.11 percent or 9,478 votes. Write-in candidates accounted for 1.58 percent of the … Continue Reading

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

October must-reads

Now that the October issue of the Texas Bar Journal is out, what are your favorite articles? Here are some of ours. Take a look for tips on representing youth clients, updates from the 2019 Bar Leaders Conference, and the El Paso law community’s response to the city’s recent tragedy. Don’t forget to stay on … Continue Reading

El Paso Bar Association establishes hotline

The El Paso Bar Association has launched a hotline to provide support to victims and families impacted by the tragedy on Saturday, August 3, in El Paso. The hotline number is 915-832-7211. Volunteer attorneys will be available to assist individuals who have been affected by the tragedy with any legal questions they may have. For … Continue Reading

Relief funds established for El Paso victims

The El Paso Community Foundation and Paso Del Norte Community Foundation have established relief funds to accept monetary donations to support victims and their families affected by the tragedy on Saturday, August 3. The El Paso Community Foundation has established the El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund and donations can be made here. The foundation will … Continue Reading

Flag lowered to half-staff; blood drives set

Our thoughts are with the people of El Paso in the wake of the tragedy that transpired on Saturday. In memory of those who lost their lives and in accordance with Saturday’s proclamation by Gov. Greg Abbott, the State Bar of Texas has lowered the Texas flag to half-staff. The flag shall remain at half-staff … Continue Reading

FOIFT, AG’s Office host open government seminars in El Paso, Houston area

The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is partnering with the Attorney General’s Office to host two open government seminars in El Paso and the Houston area in May. The one-day seminars — designed for government employees, journalists, attorneys and members of the general public who want to learn more about the Texas Public Information … Continue Reading
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