News Archive - August 2010

Lubbockites applaud, question proposed new lawyer ethics rules

A State Bar public education hearing on proposed amendments to the lawyer disciplinary rules generated a mixed bag of responses in Lubbock. Read the story. (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal) [8/31/10] Also see more hearing dates and details on the process.

Marshall native inducted into bar association hall of fame

Dr. Walter Sutton Jr. was recently inducted into "The Hall of Fame" at the National Bar Association (NBA) Convention , hosted in New Orleans, LA. Read the story. (Marshal News Messenger) [08/22/2010]

Law professor Karen Engle receives Fulbright Specialists award

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have selected The University of Texas School of Law Professor Karen L. Engle to receive a Fulbright Specialists grant. Read the full story. (The University of Texas) [08/19/2010]

Louise Daniel luncheon to honor women lawyers

An August 27 Amarillo event will honor women lawyers of the Texas Panhandle from 1910-2010. Read the details. (Amarillo Globe-News) [08/18/10]

Local military veterans' free legal clinic set for Aug. 20

Local attorneys will stage a clinic next week to provide free legal advice to low-income military veterans in need of their services, including a growing number of homeless vets. Read the story. (San Antonio Express-News) [08/17/10]

Midland County Bar and Young Lawyers associations attorneys awarded for pro bono work

Garnering their first Deborah Hankinson Awards from the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the groups say a good deal has been accomplished, but much more remains to be done before the problems of the less privileged will be adequately addressed. Read the story. (Midland Reporter-Telegram) [08/15/10]

Houston immigration lawyer Charles Foster and the art of pro bono

Houston immigration lawyer Charles Foster, co-chairman of Foster Quan, a 53-lawyer immigration firm in Houston, says his firm devotes at least $50,000 a year in pro bono work for arts organizations. Read the story. (Tex Parte Blog) [8/12/10]

Texas teachers get crash course in the law

At Teachers' Law School, government and history teachers learn about legal issues affecting educators. Read the story. (Austin American-Statesman) [8/8/10]

Hearings set on proposed changes to texas disciplinary rules of professional conduct

The State Bar of Texas has announced its schedule for a series of public education hearings on proposed amendments to the TDRPC. Read the story. (Tex Parte Blog) [8/6/10]

Ronald Lipman: Avoiding probate is usually difficult

Probate questions answered in the Houston Chronicle's consumer legal information column. Read the column. (Houston Chronicle) [8/1/10]