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State Bar issues election update, messages from candidates

Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Randy Sorrels and Executive Director Trey Apffel issued the following message to members on Thursday. It includes links to new messages from president-elect candidates Pablo Almaguer and Sylvia Borunda Firth. We’re writing to share the latest messages from State Bar president-elect candidates Pablo Almaguer and Sylvia Borunda Firth...… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing (March 11, 2020)

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this 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 the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links Frequently Asked Questions — Coronavirus safety measures...… Continue Reading

Comments sought on proposed rule changes for lawyer advertising, cessation of practice

The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda has published proposed changes to Part VII (Information about Legal Services), Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, in the March issue of the Texas Bar Journal and the February 28 issue of the Texas Register. The published proposal includes revisions to the previously recommended rule changes. For a...… Continue Reading

Messages from the State Bar president-elect candidates

Voting in the 2020 election for State Bar of Texas president-elect and district director will take place April 1-30. In an effort to encourage voter participation and educate members on the candidates’ platforms, the State Bar is distributing messages submitted by the president-elect candidates addressing topics of their choosing. The first messages are available at the links...… Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas expands partnership with Fastcase

Free access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research system is now available to all active members of the State Bar of Texas. For the past six years, State Bar of Texas members practicing in solo and small firms have enjoyed unlimited access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research content as a free member benefit. Members practicing at...… Continue Reading

Sorrels: New Member Benefit & Happy Holidays

Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Randy Sorrels sent the following message to members on December 20. Colleagues, On behalf of the State Bar of Texas, let me wish you a joyous and happy holiday season. I know there is much for each of us to celebrate. Now, let me tell you about three...… Continue Reading

State Bar at-large director nominations accepted through December 2

Nominations are being accepted through December 2 for at-large director for the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. Four at-large positions on the board are required to be appointed by the president of the State Bar subject to confirmation by the board of directors. One position will become vacant in 2020. At-large directors serve...… Continue Reading
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