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Supreme Court of Texas Retired Associate Justice C.L. Ray Jr., 87, died December 8, 2018, in Lansing, Michigan, per a Supreme Court news release. He died under hospice care in the late stages of prostate cancer. Ray was elected to the Supreme Court in 1980 and retired from the court in 1990. At that time, he returned to law practice in Austin, concentrating on appeals, oil and gas, and personal injury law.…
It always pays to do a little research before making a purchase to ensure you find the right product to address your needs—especially if said purchase is going towards your business. Payment solutions are no exception. There’s a wide world of them to choose from, but they’re not all ideal for legal professionals like you. Here, we’ll examine five essential features you should keep an eye out for when shopping around for an online payments…
Editor’s note: This post was originally published on January 16, 2014, as 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 abuse or mental health issues. Call TLAP at 1-800-343-8527 (TLAP) and find more information at tlaphelps.org.…
The Dallas Bar Association, or DBA, recently elected Laura Benitez Geisler, of the Geisler Law Firm, to serve as president in 2019. Upon being sworn in on January 12, Geisler will be the first Hispanic member of the DBA to serve as president. Geisler currently serves as board adviser to the DBA’s Lawyer Referral Service Committee and to the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Law Sections. She was elected chair of the board in…
State Bar of Texas offices will be closed Wednesday in recognition of a statewide day of mourning in honor of former President George H.W. Bush. Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation Monday encouraging all Texans “to gather, assemble, and pay their respects to the memory of George Herbert Walker Bush through ceremonies in homes, businesses, public buildings, schools, places of worship, or other appropriate places for public expression of grief and remembrance.”…
The State Bar of Texas’ Membership Department was informed in November 2018 of the deaths of these members. We join the officers and directors of the State Bar in expressing our deepest sympathy. • Virgil H. Barfield, 82, of Houston, died August 23, 2017. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970. • Jeanne Babette Barrows, 56, of Waxahachie, died September 13,…
The Texas Supreme Court and State Bar of Texas welcomed newly licensed attorneys at the New Lawyer Induction ceremony November 19 at the Frank Irwin Center in Austin. Members of the Texas’ highest courts, deans from the state’s law schools, State Bar and Texas Board of Law Examiners officials, and friends and family watched as hundreds of law school graduates took the Lawyer’s Oath Monday morning.…