April 2020 | Volume 83, No. 4 State Bar President-elect candidates discuss the issues. Read the digital edition Read past issues Features Responding to the Coronavirus How Texas employers can manage legal issues. By Teresa Valderrama 2020-2021 State Bar of Texas Legislative Timetable Call to Duty Improving the jury system. By Kaci Singer Lawyer Well-Being Week Raising awareness and promoting action. By Bree Buchanan A Focus on Well-Being How Texas is making great progress to champion wellness in the legal profession. By Nathan L. Hecht Living Well The Texas Young Lawyers Association website aims to change the culture around lawyer well-being. By Eric Quitugua Opinion Reining in the Texas Citizens Participation Act A look at recent trends. By James W. Walker and Benjamin L. Wallen Opinion Striking a Balance Changes to the Texas Citizens Participation Act. By Laura Lee Prathers 2020-2021 State Bar President-elect Candidates The Issues: State Bar of Texas Election 2020 Fair, Impartial, and Independent Courts By Nathan L. Hecht A New Judge’s View From the Bench By Audrey Moorehead Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas and Supreme Court of Texas Orders First emergency order regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster. Opinion Should Judges Have a Duty of Tech Competency? By John G. Browning and Xavier Rodriguez 2019 Annual Financial Report The Issues: Texas Young Lawyers Association Election 2020 Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda Proposed Rule Changes Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. Rule 1.05. Confidentiality of Information Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda Proposed Rule Changes Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. Rule 8.03. Reporting Professional Misconduct. Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. Rule 1.06. Definitions. Rule 9.01. Orders From Other Jurisdictions (Reciprocal Discipline) Departments Executive Director’s Page: Your Vote Matters By Trey Apffel In Recess: Bayou Crew Michaela Wood tests the waters with her rowing nonprofit in Houston. Interview by Eric Quitugua President’s Page: If You Have Clients, You Should Read This By Randy Sorrels Technology: TRACED The newest law aimed at curtailing robocall abuse. By Peggy Keene Podcast: How to Be an Entertainment Lawyer in Texas To succeed, you need to be a good attorney and know the business. An excerpt from the State Bar of Texas Podcast State Bar Director Spotlight: James Wester Interview by Eric Quitugua Books: Women and the Supreme Court By John G. Browning Ethics Question of the Month TYLA President’s Page: Your Voice, Now! By Victor A. Flores Solo/Small Firm: Working With Remote Employees What you need to know in a crisis and beyond. By Carron E. Nicks Disciplinary Actions Movers and Shakers Memorials Classified Advertising Humor: Crime May Not Pay But It Can Make Us Laugh By John G. Browning News From Around the Bar ATJ Pro Bono Champion Danielle N. Rushing gets involved.