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State Bar of Texas
MEDIA ADVISORY
Oct. 25, 2009

Contact: Kim Davey, 800.204.2222 x 1713 or 512.427.1713

Notice of Public Hearing

AUSTIN – The State Bar of Texas invites input from the public and attorneys regarding the issue of whether Texas lawyers should be required to disclose whether they have professional liability insurance (PLI).

Public hearings for the week of Oct. 26 will be held:

El Paso– Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
County Commissioners Courtroom
500 E. San Antonio
3rd Floor
El Paso, TX 79901

Dallas – Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
V&E Room
Belo Mansion
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

Lubbock – Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
Don Hunt Courtroom
Texas Tech University School of Law
1802 Hartford Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409

The Supreme Court of Texas has asked the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors to recommend by Feb. 5, 2010, whether Texas lawyers should be required to disclose PLI coverage. If the board recommends such a requirement, the Court has asked the board to suggest the method by which attorneys should be required to disclose such information. The State Bar Board will vote on this issue at its Jan. 29, 2010 meeting.

The State Bar will collect input on both sides of this issue via public hearings and other avenues through the remainder of 2009. The board will use the input to assist it in making a recommendation to the Supreme Court.

For background and additional information on this issue, visit www.texasbar.com/PLIdisclosure.

To provide input to the State Bar Board about this issue, visit http://blog.texasbar.com or email statebarpresident@texasbar.com.

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas. The Bar provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.