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Texas lawyers: Thank you for participating in Referendum 2011. Voting ended February 17, 2011, at 5:00 pm..

Referendum Results [PDF]

Statement of Support - Past Members of the State Bar TDRPC Committee and Supreme Court Task Force on the TDRPC [PDF]

Statement/Resolutions of Support - Past Presidents of State Bar of Texas; Committees, Sections, and Local Bar Associations [PDF]

Letter to the Editor of Texas Lawyer - Prof. Fred C. Moss, SMU Dedman School of Law [PDF]

Timeline of Development of Proposed Rules [PDF]

Ballot and Proposed Rules

Referendum Ballot [PDF]

Proposed Rules with Comments as published in the December 2010 Texas Bar Journal [PDF] (1.5 MB)

A Message from State Bar President Terry Tottenham

Blog Posts

By The Ballot: An Improvement to the Current Rules

Letter from Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson

Clarifying the Issues

Q&A With Tom Watkins

Asking the Experts

Your Input

Click here to leave a comment about the proposed amendments.

Additional Resources

Letter from Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson [PDF]

"Doing the Right Thing" by Terry Tottenham [PDF]

"A Supreme Collaboration" by Lillian Hardwick [PDF]

Guide to the Issues [PDF]

Commentary from the State Bar TDRPC Committee on Specific Rules

Question Regarding Criminal Defense Lawyers and Fee Collection

Five Benefits of the Proposed Rules [PDF]

"How Would You Advise a Texas Lawyer to Vote?" [PDF]

Referendum 2011 Flyer [PDF]

Court Order and Proposed Rules

Supreme Court Order [PDF]

Referendum Ballot [PDF]

Exhibit A - Proposed Rules with Comments as published in the December 2010 Texas Bar Journal [PDF] (1.5 MB)

Exhibit B - Proposed Rules (redlined form, comparing proposed with existing rules) [PDF] (Large file - 5.5 MB - for best results, right click the link and choose "Save Link As" or "Save Target As" and save the file to your computer)

Background on the rules amendment process

Click here for background on the process leading up to the referendum order.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments, please contact Ray Cantu, ray.cantu@texasbar.com or (800)204-2222, Ext. 1506.


 

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