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This month in the Texas Bar Journal

This month, the Texas Bar Journal helps you answer some of those "friendly requests for advice" you may encounter at social gatherings in its latest installment of "Party Talk." In addition, you'll find information about the Texas Young Lawyers Association's latest project, Breaking the Silence: A Path to Finding Mental Health.… Continue Reading

This month in the Texas Bar Journal

As part of State Bar President Bob Black's initiative on civics education, the State Bar Law-Related Education Department debuts a new online resource for Texas students and teachers -- Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! Civics Resources for Texas Students and Teachers. In addition, the many aspects of school law are examined in this month's issue of the Texas Bar Journal, including the high-profile issue of school finance.… Continue Reading

This month in the Texas Bar Journal

most links below point to PDF files Transition to Practice — Read about the State Bar’s new mentoring initiative for local bar associations. Also included is best practice advice from Texas lawyers for changing times. Transition from Transitive — Robert Fugate advises translating Latin phrases as part of an article on defining terms of art in legal writing. Seizing Life — … Continue Reading

Archive of the Covenant

Among the treasures in Google’s ambitious digital book repository are the 1882 Proceedings of the Texas Bar Association. That year, hundreds of Texas lawyers convened in Galveston to establish the volunteer organization that would serve as the precursor to the State Bar of Texas. Also available through Google Book Search are the 1919 Proceedings of … Continue Reading

A reprieve for aspiring Grishams

Submissions for the 2009 Texas Bar Journal Short Story Fiction Writing Contest were supposed to be postmarked no later than than March 1, 2009. Apparently, the crack team of editors at the magazine failed to notice that March 1 is a Sunday, so you can have an extra day. That gives you a full weekend to … Continue Reading

Austin lawyer an elite Yelper

Michelle Cheng is one of Austin’s most prolific Yelpers. Yelp.com describes its free service as "real reviews by real people." Michelle has written 501 reviews of restaurants and other businesses, leading her cohorts on Yelp to call her "legendary" and earning her an elusive "Yelp Elite" status for three years running. "Yelp.com gives me an … Continue Reading