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Texas Supreme Court chief justice delivers State of the Judiciary

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht delivered the State of the Judiciary on February 1 to a joint session of the state legislature, touching on issues including judicial security and compensation, access to justice, electronic records, and the bail system. “As important as it is for courts to be efficient, it is more … Continue Reading

Opinion: To celebrate Sunshine Week, cherish our Texas transparency

By Kelley Shannon We Texans have a history of straight talk and openness, and our state’s public information laws reflect it. Shining light on our government allows democracy to flourish. As we celebrate that light during national Sunshine Week from March 13-19, let’s be thankful that Texas laws value the public’s right to know through … Continue Reading

Video recap: New Lawyers Induction Ceremony

Texas Bar TV recaps the November 16, 2015, New Lawyers Induction Ceremony in a new segment available here. Following the 84th Texas Legislature’s passage of SB 534—which added to the lawyer’s oath a pledge to advance civility and integrity—the State Bar invited all practicing attorneys to come to Austin to recite the new oath with … Continue Reading
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