June 2024 | Vol. 86, No. 6

Discipline, Ethics & Civility
Doing what we ought to do.

Preparing for and responding to cybersecurity incidents.


Chris Spendlove’s Rookie Year
The Texas Bar Journal tags along a McLennan County assistant district attorney’s first year of practice.
Written by Eric Quitugua

2024 Election Results

Results of the State Bar of Texas Rules Vote 2024

It’s Giving ‘Ethical Obligations’!
The pitfalls of using social media as attorneys.
Written by Lorena Valle

Are Professionalism and Civility a Thing of the Past?
Observations on the changing practice of law and how firms are challenging lawyers to maintain civility in their interactions with other counsel.
Written by Morgan Bird, Jazmine Ford, and Rachel Wall

Doing what we ought to do.
Written by Ysmael D. Fonseca

Supreme Court of Texas Order
Order Setting Public Deliberations on Amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure.

Supreme Court of Texas Order
Renewed Emergency Order Regarding Indigent Defense and the Border Security State of Disaster.

Supreme Court of Texas Order

Final Approval of Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 34.5a and of Amendments to Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 35.3 and 38.6.

Ethics Opinion 701


Executive Director's Page
Looking Ahead to the Annual Meeting
Written by Trey Apffel

President's Page

So Long, Farewell
Written by Cindy Tisdale

State Bar Board Update
Board approves budget, 10% dues increase to support bar's financial security
Written by Lowell Brown

State Bar Director Spotlight
Shannon A.S. Quadros

Legal Tech
Law Firms in the Crosshairs
Preparing for and responding to cybersecurity incidents.
Written by Candace McCaddon

Ethics Question of the Month

TYLA President's Page
A Parting Song (For This Bar Year)
Written by Laura Pratt

Solo/Small Firm
The Intersection of Social Media and SEO
A solid strategy lends to a law firm’s credibility and trustworthiness.
Written by Stacey E. Burke

Disciplinary Actions

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