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  • Frank Stevenson has been elected State Bar of Texas president-elect for 2015-2016. View the results. Sam Houston has been elected Texas Young Lawyers Association president-elect for 2015-2016. View the results. Read the press release.
  • Effective June 1, 2015, the Advertising Review application fee will increase from $75 to $100. The fee increase is the first in over 14 years and is to offset rising costs in operating the department.
  • TBLS has been requested to recognize a new specialty area of Construction Law. Comments on the standards can be submitted via email to or mail to 505 E. Huntland Dr., LB 28, Austin, TX 78752.  Comments will be accepted through June 22, 2015. Review the proposed standards.
  • For a limited time, the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange is offering members $10,000 of Basic Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) at no cost to you. Learn more.
  • The State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program features everything from computers, financial services, office supplies and insurance plans to vacations, tickets, and more. Log on to and start saving today!
  • At its September meeting, the State Bar Board of Directors approved the Bar’s 2015 Legislative Program. Pre-filing of legislation begins on Nov. 10 and the 84th Legislative Session begins on Jan. 13, 2015. View the 2015 Legislative Program.

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