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  • Frank Stevenson has been elected State Bar of Texas president-elect for 2015-2016. View the results. Sam Houston has been elected Texas Young Lawyers Association president-elect for 2015-2016. View the results. Read the press release.
  • Effective June 1, 2015, the Advertising Review application fee will increase from $75 to $100. The fee increase is the first in over 14 years and is to offset rising costs in operating the department.
  • TBLS has been requested to recognize a new specialty area of Construction Law. Comments on the standards can be submitted via email to or mail to 505 E. Huntland Dr., LB 28, Austin, TX 78752.  Comments will be accepted through June 22, 2015. Review the proposed standards.
  • The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange is a multi-carrier private exchange designed for State Bar of Texas members, their staff, and dependents. Available to both individuals and employer groups, the exchange offers a wide range of health insurance choices and more. Get details at
  • The State Bar of Texas has added Fastcase as a free legal research benefit alongside a newly expanded Casemaker service. Texas attorneys now have unprecedented free access to two legal research services. Log in to My Bar Page for access. Full details
  • At its September meeting, the State Bar Board of Directors approved the Bar’s 2015 Legislative Program. Pre-filing of legislation begins on Nov. 10 and the 84th Legislative Session begins on Jan. 13, 2015. View the 2015 Legislative Program.

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