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  • FLOOD RESPONSE

    The State Bar of Texas has established a legal hotline—
    (800) 504-7030—to help people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following recent flooding and other severe weather in Texas.

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  • RESOURCES FOR VETERANS

    Are you a veteran looking for legal assistance? More than 18,000 veterans have been helped by 5,000 Texas attorneys through the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans program. Learn where to find help in your community.

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  • FREE LEGAL INFORMATION

    The State Bar, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and the bar’s Law-Related Education Department publish in print and online dozens of handbooks and pamphlets in both English and Spanish on such topics as the legal system, health issues, and family law.

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  • FAQs

    Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, from “Can you help me decide what kind of lawyer I need?” to “How can I find an inexpensive lawyer, or a lawyer who will work for free?”

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  • GRIEVANCE AND ETHICS INFORMATION

    The Texas attorney discipline system is administered by the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, whose work is overseen by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline. The CDC represents the commission in disciplinary litigation.

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  • LAW-RELATED EDUCATION

    Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! is a civics project that Texas students can use to learn about the landmark court decisions that they must know for the TEKS assessment tests in U.S. government and history.

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  • FUTURE LAWYERS

    The State Bar of Texas provides resources for those who are considering a career as a lawyer. Information is available on Texas law schools, the Texas Board of Law Examiners, and the Law School Admissions Council. The Texas Young Lawyers Association produced a program titled What Do Lawyers Do? that features useful information on high school and college coursework and mentoring programs.

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  • SMALL-CLAIMS CASES

    In Texas, small-claims cases are now handled in Justice Courts. Our newly updated How to Sue in Justice Court pamphlet provides an overview of the process, tips on when to seek an attorney, and other helpful information.

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  • CASEMAKER AND FASTCASE

    When it comes to legal research, attorneys need fast, trustworthy, and straightforward tools, and the State Bar of Texas is the first and only bar association to offer its members free access to both Casemaker and Fastcase. Get access to Texas Supreme Court opinions, Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinions, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, and additional information.

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  • ELECTION RESULTS

    Frank Stevenson has been elected State Bar of Texas president-elect for 2015-2016, and Sam Houston has been elected Texas Young Lawyers Association president-elect for 2015-2016.

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  • ADVERTISING REVIEW

    Effective June 1, 2015, the Advertising Review application fee increased from $75 to $100. The fee increase is the first in more than 14 years and offsets rising operating costs.

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  • TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION

    TBLS has been requested to recognize a new specialty area of Construction Law. Comments on the standards can be submitted to tbls@texasbar.com or to 505 E. Huntland Dr., LB 28, Austin, TX 78752. Comments will be accepted through June 22, 2015.

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  • TEXAS BAR PRIVATE INSURANCE EXCHANGE

    Is the hassle of group insurance on your mind? We have your solution. The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange can help you save on employee benefits, offer more health plan choices to your employees, and help reduce administration with paperless enrollment.

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  • MEMBER BENEFITS

    The State Bar of Texas Member Benefits Program features everything from computers, financial services, office supplies, and insurance plans to vacations, tickets, and more. Start saving.

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  • 2015 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM

    At its September meeting, the State Bar Board of Directors approved the bar’s 2015 Legislative Program. The 84th Legislative Session began on Jan. 13, 2015, and ended June 1, 2015.

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  • MCLE

    The Supreme Court issued an order dated April 28, 2015, that amends Article XII of the State Bar Rules to eliminate the MCLE exemption for emeritus attorneys. The court has established a comment period through July 31, 2015. The current amendments may be changed in response to public comment.

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In-depth stories exploring a flawed capital murder conviction, alleged racial profiling, and a debate over DWI sentencing penalties are among the winners of the 2015 Texas Gavel Awards.

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A survival guide to HIPAA and medical records privacy for Texas attorneys.

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Rural and small-town attorneys in Texas, first person pieces about the Americans with Disabilities Act, and more are featured in this month’s issue of the Texas Bar Journal.

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As the new president of the Austin Bar Association, Judge Eric M. Shepperd will focus on highlighting the ways local attorneys are providing services to those in need.

| by Torrie Bethany Go to Texas Bar Blog
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Essentials of E-Discovery is a desktop reference on topics such as computer usage policies and records management, computer forensics, spoliation and sanctions, and more.

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