The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda (CDRR) is accepting comments on proposed rules changes regarding confidentiality/ethics advice and diminished capacity through November 1.
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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 disasters in Texas.Find out more about disaster relief
TexasLegalAnswers.org is a free online legal advice website that allows low-income Texans to post questions about their civil legal issues and receive answers from volunteer Texas attorneys.Go to the legal answers website
The state of Texas offers numerous programs and services to help veterans, their families, and their survivors.Go to the veterans portal
The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association publish online and in print pamphlets in both English and Spanish on topics such as the legal system, health issues, family law, and more.Find out more about free legal resources
The Legislature reviewed the State Bar of Texas as required under the Texas Sunset Act.Read about the Sunset process
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.Go to the LRE website
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.Find out more about grievances and ethics
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.Find out more about resources for future lawyers
This website allows students to explore 21 animated historical figures who made significant contributions, paving the way to today. After viewing the animations, students vote on the historic first they believe is the most significant. A fictional school will be named after the historic first who receives the most votes.Go to the website
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?”Go to the FAQ web page
The State Bar Board of Directors approved on September 28 the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee recommendation of Jeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins of El Paso and Larry P. McDougal Sr. of Richmond as candidates for 2019-2020 State Bar of Texas president-elect. The 2019 State Bar election will take place April 1-30.Learn more
The State Bar of Texas is seeking applicants for the position of chief disciplinary counsel. The position serves as the highest-level staff lawyer on disciplinary matters for the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel and supervises and administers the Texas attorney discipline system.Apply online
Be sure to check out the new benefits available through the State Bar of Texas Member Benefits Program. Recently added vendors include student loan refinancing with SoFi, hotel discounts through Member Benefits Hotel Discounts, and virtual assistant services with LexHelper.Go to the member benefits website
Employer groups can get an instant quote on group health insurance. Need individual health insurance? You may qualify for a special enrollment period. Shop now or schedule an appointment with a licensed benefits counselor. The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange is now offering hotel discounts and student refinancing services.Go to the exchange website
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.Log in to My Bar Page
The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors voted June 20 to elect Ross Fischer of Austin as general counsel. Read his resume here. The board voted unanimously in January 2018 to approve the hiring of a general counsel. The board’s General Counsel Search Committee developed and approved a Request for Proposals, which was issued on February 20 and emailed to bar members. The deadline for proposals to be submitted was 5 p.m. CST on March 12. The committee received 12 proposals by the deadline. The committee met March 20 and selected six respondents to interview for the position.Find out more
June 2017 is the first time emeritus members must comply with MCLE requirements. The 15-hour MCLE requirement is due by your birth month.Find out more
The Texas Supreme Court issued an order on June 14, 2016, requiring that members of the State Bar of Texas provide the State Bar with an electronic service email address. The requirement will improve the statewide e-filing system by creating a single, official electronic service address for every State Bar member. To provide your required electronic service address, please log in to My Bar Page.Provide your electronic service address
The Client Attorney Assistance Program is a voluntary, confidential dispute resolution service of the State Bar of Texas. CAAP's objective is to facilitate communication and foster productive dialogue to assist Texas lawyers and their clients in resolving minor concerns, disputes, or misunderstandings within the context of the attorney-client relationship.Find out more