Resource Guides

Here you can find valuable resources whether you are a lawyer needing help with ethics, a new lawyer beginning your practice, or a lawyer affected by troubled times.

Trust Accounts

This guide is intended to assist Texas lawyers to comply with Rule 1.14 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, also known as the trust account rule.

Texas Legal Ethics Resources

This page contains a list of Texas ethics resources for attorneys, judges, and legal professionals.

Resources for New Lawyers

We have highlighted a few important tools, resources, and services that you will use throughout your career to assist your clients, grow your practice, and have a life outside of work.

Resources for Tough Times

We've created this page of free State Bar of Texas resources to help our members weather the economic downturn.

Voluntary Good Practices to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Read about good practices for detecting money laundering and terrorist financing activities among clients.

Contingency Planning for Closing a Law Practice

An attorney’s illness, incapacity, or even suspension due to misconduct, can result in the temporary or permanent closure of a practice. Your law firm needs a contingency plan in case this happens.  

Public Education Toolkits

These toolkits will help Texas lawyers build community awareness about our justice system through the "Let's Do Justice for Texas" initiative.

State Bar of Texas Law Practice Management Program

Through this program, the State Bar offers a wealth of resources to help you start and manage your practice.

Performance Guidelines for Non-Capital Criminal Defense Representation [PDF]

A set of tools for criminal defense lawyers, judges, and county officials designed to improve the criminal justice system.