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Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health opens registration for 5th annual Judicial Summit on Mental Health

Registration is now open for the 5th annual Judicial Summit on Mental Health, hosted by the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health, or JCMH, that will be held November 2-4, 2022, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine. The JCMH, a joint commission under the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, […]

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Stories of Recovery: There is an army out there to help you

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. After interviewing to move my solo practice to another firm, I celebrated […]

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State Bar of Texas seeks candidates for 2023 president-elect race

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors is soliciting candidates for the 2023 president-elect race. State Bar rules stipulate that all potential candidates for 2023 president-elect shall come from any county of the state.  Any member of the State Bar who meets the eligibility requirements for officers set forth in the State Bar Act […]

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Scams continue to target Texas attorneys

Updated 6/10/2022: We received a report of another scam. An attorney was referred a potential new client by another attorney who was called by that client about an employment issue. The client was claiming that he had entered a settlement agreement with a company because of a wrongful termination. The claim was he was asked […]

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American Bar Association to honor two Texas lawyers for pro bono work

The American Bar Association, or ABA, will honor Texas lawyers Maddy Dwertman and Mark Melton with the Pro Bono Publico Award for demonstrating outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for low-income and disadvantaged persons on August 5 during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. This award is the highest honor given by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro […]

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Jason P. Nance named new dean of SMU Dedman School of Law

Jason P. Nance, an education policy and law scholar who studies inequalities in public education, has been named the Judge James Noel Dean of SMU’s Dedman School of Law. Nance comes from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, where he served as associate dean for research and faculty development and was a professor […]

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Texas Access to Justice Foundation creates new fellowship to serve veterans

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, or TAJF, which provides grant funding for civil legal aid in Texas, announced the creation of the Terry O. Tottenham Veterans Justice Fellowship. The fellowship honors veteran, current TAJF Secretary, and former State Bar of Texas President Terry O. Tottenham, who is of counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright in Austin. […]

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