News Archive - October 2010

El Paso lawyers take part in pro bono celebration

The El Paso Bar Association will hold a legal aid fair on Oct. 30 from 9am to 2pm. Read the story. (El Paso Times) [10/29/2010]

Attorneys present legal clinic for veterans

The Houston Bar Association will celebrate Veterans Day by providing free legal advice to veterans at a clinic November 13. Read the story. (Houston Business Journal) [10/27/2010] Also see Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans.

Texas Young Lawyers Association launches “Partnering for Pro Bono”

Partnering for Pro Bono is a web-based program that partners in-house counsel with law firm lawyers in an effort to increase the provision of pro bono legal services in Texas. Read the story. (Rusk Cherokeean Herald) [10/25/2010]

Judge Joe Moss receives Pro Bono Award presented by the ABA

Judge Joe Moss received the Pro Bono Award from the American Bar Association Section of Family Law at a ceremony in Forth Worth Thursday. Read the story. (North Texas E-News) [10/23/2010] Also see http://www.probono.net/celebrateprobono/.

Disciplinary rules regarding conflicts of interest on the agenda for State Bar of Texas board meeting

The State Bar of Texas board of directors will meet Nov. 5 to finalize recommendations to the Texas Supreme Court. Read the story. (Texas Lawyer Web) [10/21/2010]

Pro Bono Week celebrated by bar association with presentation

The presentation is free to anyone interested in learning about volunteer opportunities. Read the story. (Newstreamz San Marcos) [10/20/2010]

Veterans get access to free legal advice

The Bell County Bar Association held its first veteran's legal clinic last week. Also see Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans. (Fort Hood Herald) [10/16/2010]

Seasoned legal talents will play key roles in Hasan case

The Article 32 hearing for accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan begins Tuesday. Read the story. (Austin American-Statesman) [10/10/2010]

Retired veterans seek legal aid for peers in need

Retired Maj. Gen. John Furlow is looking for a few good volunteer mentors to help with the proposed Smith County Veterans Court program. Full story. (Tyler Morning Telegraph) [10/8/2010]

Federal judge from Austin wins national award

The American College of Trial Lawyers presented U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks with the Sandra Day O'Connor Award. Read the story. (San Antonio Express-News) [10/06/2010]

Letter from the president of the state bar of Texas

The State Bar of Texas is focusing on three initiatives to help Texas lawyers and the clients they serve work through the hardships they face. Read the story. (The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel) [10/5/2010]

State Bar of Texas to ask for more time to look at proposed amendments

A referendum this year on proposed amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct is looking unlikely. Read the story. (Texas Lawyer) [10/4/2010]

State commission recognizes courthouse

The historic building is the winner of the September "Courthouse of the Month." Read the story. (Amarillo Globe-News) [10/1/2010]