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Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Joe K. Longley sent the following message to members on Friday. The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors met today in Austin. Highlights from the meeting are provided below. New chief disciplinary counsel named The board voted unanimously to consent to the Commission for Lawyer Discipline’s selection of Seana Willing as the new chief disciplinary counsel. She will replace Linda Acevedo, who is retiring this month after…
The Law Office of David A. Fernandez is hosting a donation drive for Operation Homefront’s Star-Spangled Babies program from mid-January to the end of March. The program provides military families with early education tips, a support system, and baby supplies when finances are tight or a service member is deployed. The firm is in need of learning and development toys 0-12 months, gyms, jumpers, soothers or sound machines, baby monitors, baby carriers/wraps, teethers, rattlers, stroller toys,…
The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors voted unanimously Friday to consent to the Commission for Lawyer Discipline’s selection of Seana Willing as the new chief disciplinary counsel. Willing served the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for 18 years —14 of those as executive director of the commission. For the past two years, Willing has been executive director of the Texas Ethics Commission. “We believe that Ms. Willing’s demonstrated commitment to service and to…
  1/15/19 UPDATE: This event will be live streamed. Register for the webcast here. Registration is underway for the free CLE “Updates for Solo Practitioners and Small Firms.” The CLE features updates and current issues facing general practitioners. It will include updates on criminal law, law practice management, family law, business succession planning, and State Bar of Texas happenings. The CLE will run from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 16 at the Texas Law…
The State Bar of Texas Public Affairs Committee announced it is seeking submissions for the 2019 Texas Gavel Awards, which honor outstanding journalism that fosters public understanding of the legal system. Entries published or broadcast during the 2018 calendar year will be accepted for print, broadcast, and online categories until 5 p.m. March 29. There is no entry fee. The awards will be presented at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’ annual conference in September.…
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