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State Bar of Texas board approves president-elect candidates, appoints DEI committee members

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting September 30 in McAllen. 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. 2023 President-elect Election Update Click Here To Read The Full Article

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TYLA Director Spotlight: Jeanine Novosad Rispoli

Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in […]

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Mediation in the Post-Pandemic World

By Kent Altsuler Remember when mediations were in person? Since March 2020, I’ve conducted hundreds of mediations, and almost all of them have been by Zoom. Zoom mediations started because of health concerns, of course. Even though the coronavirus appears to be finally in check, it seems that this trend in favor of Zoom may […]

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State Bar of Texas wins national award for 2022 bar election communications

State Bar of Texas staff members accept a 2022 Luminary Award for Excellence in PR/Marketing/Social Media Campaigns from the National Association of Bar Executives Communications Section. Pictured, from left, are Texas Bar Journal Associate Editor Eric Quitugua, SBOT Communications Director Lowell Brown, Texas Bar Journal Managing Editor Patricia McConnico, SBOT Digital Content Specialist Geoffrey Hinkson, […]

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TYLA Director Spotlight: Hisham A. Masri

Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in […]

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Stories of Recovery: Life can get better

Editor’s note: This post is part of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s Stories of Recovery blog series. TLAP offers confidential assistance for lawyers, law students, and judges with substance use or mental health issues. Call or text TLAP at 1-800-343-8527 (TLAP) and find more information at tlaphelps.org. I have always felt like an outsider and a loner. As a child, […]

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Texas Access to Justice Foundation awarded additional $20 million to provide free housing legal services

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, or TAJF, announced it received an additional $20 million in funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, or TDHCA, to continue the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The state’s largest funding source for civil legal aid, TAJF was granted the first $20 million in August 2021 to help […]

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