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Texas Appellate Hall of Fame 2019 inductees celebrated

The State Bar of Texas Appellate Section and the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society celebrated its Texas Appellate Hall of Fame 2019 inductees during an Advanced Civil Appellate Seminar in Austin on September 5. ┬áThe award recognizes judges, attorneys, and court personnel who have made significant contributions to appellate law and who are no longer … Continue Reading

Women’s History Month Profile: Hortense Sparks Ward

Hortense Sparks Ward (1872-1944) was the first woman admitted to the State Bar of Texas, the first woman attorney in Houston, the first Southern woman attorney admitted to practice before the Supreme court, a Special Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, and an influential women's suffrage advocate.… Continue Reading