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Texas prosecutors and county attorneys help Harvey-ravaged colleagues

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas District & County Attorneys Foundation created a relief fund and asked people to donate to help their struggling peers. As a result, this week the foundation gifted $1,000 per person to 40 prosecutors, investigators, and administrative staff in eight South Texas counties. “We know this is not … Continue Reading

Texas to recognize paralegals on October 23

For the past eight years, Texas has celebrated Paralegal Day on October 23 to honor the paralegal community and its contributions. The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, founded in 1981, was created to enhance paralegals’ participation in the administration of justice, professional responsibility, and public service in cooperation with the State Bar and to … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar honors excellence in legal reporting with Philbin Awards

The Dallas Bar Association honored Dallas-Fort Worth area journalists who exemplify excellence in legal reporting with its 34th Annual Stephen Philbin Awards on Friday. The grand prize was awarded to Skip Hollandworth of Texas Monthly for “The Prisoner,” which tells the story of Edwin Debrow, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence for a murder committed at … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 6, 2017

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily 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 Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. Important Harvey Links If you have been adversely affected or wish to assist a … Continue Reading

Texas open records advocates request help fortifying public information act, honor journalists at annual conference

Champions of open government lamented incremental, compounding wounds to the Texas Public Information Act and suggested at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’s annual conference Thursday that state legislators need to step in to stop the bleeding. Jay Root, a reporter for The Texas Tribune, stated it plainly, calling the act “broken and taking … Continue Reading

Texas Bar College to honor members with awards

Texas Bar College will honor members with three major awards to be presented at 2 p.m. on July 15 at the 18th Annual Texas Bar College Summer School Course at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. The Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award given annually to an outstanding Bar College member based on achievement or contribution to professionalism … Continue Reading

Texas Trial Lawyers Association names new president-elect

McKinney attorney John Lin McCraw has been elected the 2016 president-elect for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. McCraw, with the McCraw Law Group, was chosen at a special-called membership meeting last week to replace Austin lawyer Mark Kincaid, who died in January after suffering a stroke. A board certified personal injury trial lawyer, McCraw has … Continue Reading

Congratulations to the 2016 Law Day winners!

The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association invited local bar associations and young lawyer affiliates to participate in the statewide Law Day editorial, photo, and poster contests to celebrate the importance of law and its impact on our nation and local communities. This year’s Law Day theme, Miranda: More than Words, encouraged student … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for Texas veterans

The Texas Access to Justice Commission will host its annual Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for low-income veterans at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin. The gala will feature guest speaker Gen. Peter Pace, who served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue Reading

Board of Legal Specialization announces induction of 206 attorneys, 25 paralegals

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization announced the induction of 206 attorneys and 25 paralegals into Board Certification at its annual induction ceremony Thursday. The event, held at the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center, was attended by more than 450 attorneys, paralegals and family members from all over the state as well as the … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation holds annual gala, honors 5 outstanding lawyers, judges

More than 500 members of Austin’s legal community turned out for the Austin Bar Foundation’s annual Gala on Saturday. The Austin Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The foundation was established in 2003 to support and expand the provision of legal-related charitable and educational programs and services in Central Texas. Gala … Continue Reading

Former SBOT president travels to Ireland

Richard Pena, 1998-1999 State Bar of Texas president, is headed home following a seven-day tour in Ireland. Pena, along with a delegation of attorneys from the U.S., has spent the past week exploring the land and meeting with leaders to learn about the area’s current politics and history, including the Northern Ireland peace process. The … Continue Reading

Joseph W. McKnight: Man of Scholarship and Service

Joseph W. McKnight, professor emeritus of law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, has been a great inspiration for scholarship and service for countless people in our profession and in other vocations. Remaining active and vital, McKnight was awarded the Honorary Alumnus Award at the school’s 28th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony on … Continue Reading

Hard Work Out West

Roy B. Ferguson and his attorney wife, Pene, started their careers in Houston, but in 1999, they moved almost 600 miles to one of the state’s least-populated regions, a place with high-desert vistas of the Davis Mountains and Big Bend where both of them have family roots. Their law office in Marfa, which they opened … Continue Reading
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