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A new Texas Young Lawyers Association project plans to put more books in children’s hands. Bookshelves in Courtrooms is promoting literacy by stocking shelves in courthouses across Texas with books for children of all ages. The program, TYLA Board Director Kaylan Dunn hopes, will help kids who may be going through a tough time. “The project’s goal is to facilitate the availability of books in areas frequented by children in courthouses across the state of Texas…
In today’s digital workplace, organizations are deciding to outsource services to the Cloud. Cloud computing is transforming IT, there are significant benefits to this which can introduce real cost savings and an abundance of flexibility to businesses. When choosing to move to the Cloud, IT services, data, and infrastructure are transferred to a Cloud Provider. Essentially, the IT systems are moved to a secured data center somewhere in the world and clients just need a…
State Bar of Texas President Joe K. Longley and SBOT Public Affairs Committee Chair Rudy England welcomed journalists from around the state as winners of Texas Gavel Awards. The Texas Gavel Awards recognize excellence in journalism that fosters public understanding of the legal system; educates the public about the rule of law, the legal profession, and the judicial branch of government; and discloses practices or procedures needing correction to improve the justice system. Winners included…
It’s no secret that the Texas legal community provides pro bono services, helping those in need. But while attorneys across the state may want to offer their assistance, they may not always have the time or necessary skills to do so. That’s where Hours for a Cause steps in. The website encourages lawyers to pledge to donate a day of billable hours to an organization that provides pro bono services. Through the website, attorneys fill…
Editor’s Note: The following “Stories of Recovery” post was originally published in September 2017. We are republishing it in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program 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. Another trip, another deposition. This run to Phoenix was so ordinary, except that I was traveling in July,…
The Texas Brand Bank of Dallas and the Austin Capital Bank have joined the Texas Access to Justice Foundation’s, or TAJF, Prime Partner Bank program. The program brings together more banks and credit unions to add to available funding to the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, or IOLTA, which helps aid low-income Texans facing civil legal issues. Partnering institutions pay higher interest rates for IOLTA, where funds are held until they are available to a…
If you’re looking for new ideas to better your law firm, we’ve got you covered with one handy list of articles to read. Whether you’re looking to improve your law firm’s billing practices, rethink your client intake, or buy a new scanner, this list has something for every firm. Read on for inspiration and ideas to improve your law firm this summer.…
More than 100 Houston Bar Association volunteers are expected to read to classes in 100 elementary schools in the Houston area today for Constitution Day. Attorneys and judges are reading and discussing the book Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio to elementary school students at 21 school districts at designated times throughout the day. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Educators are encouraged to teach students about one of the…