Tag Archives: Texas Lawyer’s Creed

State Bar board elects new chair, advances proposed budget

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting on April 29 in El Paso. Highlights of the meeting appear below. You can watch video of the meeting at youtube.com/statebaroftexas and read the agenda and meeting materials at texasbar.com/bodmaterials. New board chair-elect The board elected Dallas district director Chad Baruch chair of the board for … Continue Reading

State Bar board advances 2021-2022 budget, hears updates on proposed disciplinary rules, bias training

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting on January 22. Below is a synopsis of reports and updates the board received. To watch the full meeting, please go to the State Bar’s YouTube page. The agenda and meeting materials can be found here. The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda … Continue Reading

State Bar COVID-19 update: lawyers as ‘essential,’ federal stimulus, and a call for civility

Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Randy Sorrels and Executive Director Trey Apffel sent the following message to members Friday. We are writing to share important updates from the week related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Civility in the Practice of Law … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for November

Check out the TBJ staff’s must-reads for the November issue for in-depth articles exploring forensics, ethics, and how AED training came in handy at one recent investiture. And don’t forget to catch up on the latest Movers and Shakers, Memorials, and Disciplinary Actions. The Texas Forensic Science Commission Oversight and the road map to admissibility … Continue Reading

Dallas legal community to celebrate civility, professionalism

Lawyers and judges in the Dallas legal community will reaffirm their commitment to civility and professionalism during a new program next month. The Day of Civility and Professionalism, which will be observed in all Dallas state and federal courts, on September 9 aims to encourage attorneys and those serving in the judiciary to reemphasize their … Continue Reading

How to establish a positive courtroom reputation with judges

Last week at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, attorneys packed a room at the Fort Worth Convention Center to hear Judges Roy Ferguson and David Canales talk about what to do—and what not to do—to gain respect from judges. The session, Effective and Ethical Advocacy from the Judge’s Perspective, was put on by … Continue Reading