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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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Evan Smith on the Lege, Ken Starr on religion and the law, Fred Bartlit Jr. on the large-firm business model, and more from Annual Meeting 2015.

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Nathan Hecht

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht and the State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee launch a new video about the importance of mentoring.

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Judge Jerry Buchmeyer

Unveiling the Buchmeyer Vault. Let the laughs begin.

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September TBJ cover

A look at the 84th Session, a review of Harper Lee’s new book, and more are featured in this month’s issue of the Texas Bar Journal.

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TLAP video photo

A new Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program video titled Courage, Hope, Help—TLAP Is There highlights how attorneys struggling with depression and substance abuse can find help—and hope.

| by Torrie Bethany Go to Texas Bar Blog
Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Oil & Gas

The draft language for the first edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Oil & Gas (2015 ed.) is now available for download. Comments are welcomed.

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