• EL PASO TRAGEDY

    Our thoughts are with the people of El Paso for the tragedy that transpired on August 3. In memory of those who lost their lives and in accordance with Saturday’s proclamation by Gov. Abbott, the State Bar has lowered the Texas flag to half-staff and it shall remain as such as a sign of honor and respect through sunset on Thursday, August 8. Blood drives and relief funds have been established to aid those impacted.

    Find out more about the tragedy
  • DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES

    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
  • TEXAS LEGAL ANSWERS

    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
  • RESOURCES FOR VETERANS

    The state of Texas offers numerous programs and services to help veterans, their families, and their survivors.

    Go to the veterans portal
  • FREE LEGAL RESOURCES

    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
  • MANDATORY BAR LAWSUIT

    The State Bar is vigorously defending its statutory structure in response to a lawsuit that challenges the mandatory bar in Texas. Mandatory membership in a state bar is constitutional under U.S. Supreme Court precedent because of the state’s interest in regulating the legal profession and improving the quality of legal services.

    Find out more about McDonald v. Longley
  • COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINARY RULES AND REFERENDA

    The Texas Legislature created the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda to regularly review attorney disciplinary rules and oversee the initial process for proposing rules changes.

    Find out more or submit comments
  • CLIENT ATTORNEY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    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 about CAAP
  • 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.

    Find out more about grievances and ethics
  • 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.

    Go to the LRE website
  • 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?”

    Go to the FAQ web page
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  • EL PASO TRAGEDY

    Our thoughts are with the people of El Paso for the tragedy that transpired on August 3. In memory of those who lost their lives and in accordance with Saturday’s proclamation by Gov. Abbott, the State Bar has lowered the Texas flag to half-staff and it shall remain as such as a sign of honor and respect through sunset on Thursday, August 8. Blood drives and relief funds have been established to aid those impacted.

    Find out more about the tragedy
  • CHANGES TO THE TEXAS MCLE REGULATIONS

    The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors approved changes to the MCLE regulations that will simplify accreditation fees charged to sponsors and will increase efficiency and cost savings for the State Bar. These changes will become effective January 1, 2020.

    Learn more about the changes
  • STATE BAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

    The State Bar Board of Directors Nominations and Elections Subcommittee voted to recommend Pablo Almaguer of Edinburg and Sylvia Borunda Firth of El Paso as nominees for 2020-2021 State Bar of Texas president-elect, after interviewing six potential nominees in Austin.

    Find out more about the nominees
  • MANDATORY BAR LAWSUIT

    The State Bar is vigorously defending its statutory structure in response to a lawsuit that challenges the mandatory bar in Texas. Mandatory membership in a state bar is constitutional under U.S. Supreme Court precedent because of the state’s interest in regulating the legal profession and improving the quality of legal services.

    Find out more about McDonald v. Sorrels
  • TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION

    The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is accepting certification applications for 2019. You can find the specific requirements for each of the 24 specialty areas at the “Apply” section of tbls.org. Certification applications are only available until April 30, 2019 and the exam is October 14, 2019 in Austin. If you have questions about the TBLS Board Certification program, please contact TBLS at 1-855-277-TBLS (8257) or send an e-mail to tbls@tbls.org.

    Go to the TBLS website
  • TEXAS BAR PRIVATE INSURANCE EXCHANGE

    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
  • MEMBER BENEFITS AND SERVICES

    Be sure to check out the new benefits available through the State Bar of Texas Member Benefits Program. Recently added vendors include travel with Vonlane and law practice management providers Bill4Time, CosmoLex, MyCase, Practice Panther, and Rocket Matter.

    Go to the member benefits website
  • 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.

    Log in to My Bar Page
  • COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINARY RULES AND REFERENDA

    The Texas Legislature created the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda to regularly review attorney disciplinary rules and oversee the initial process for proposing rules changes.

    Find out more or submit comments
  • CLIENT ATTORNEY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    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 about CAAP
  • STATE BAR OF TEXAS PODCAST

    Host Rocky Dhir invites thought leaders and innovators to share their insight and knowledge on what matters to practitioners. Latest episodes feature in-house counsel, pro bono work at the border, and Tweeter Laureate of Texas Judge Willett.

    Subscribe to the State Bar of Texas Podcast

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