July/August 2024 | Vol. 86, No. 7

144th president of the State Bar of Texas Steve Benesh of Austin


State Bar of Texas President Steve Benesh on the value of good, clean hard work and an ethic to work tirelessly.
Interview by Patricia Busa McConnico

Opening Doors
Dallas-Fort Worth labor and employment law attorney Hisham Masri becomes the 2024-2025 TYLA president.
Interview by Eric Quitugua

‘The Power to Affect Positive Change and Pursue Justice’
Texas’ newest lawyers join the profession.
Written by Will Korn

Committee Reports

Section Reports

The ETJ Opt-Out Bill
A seismic shift in land development.
Written by Richard L. Muller Jr. and Shima Jalalipour

Supreme Court of Texas Order
Order Repealing Protective Order Forms.

Supreme Court of Texas and Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas Order
Final Approval of Amendments to Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 21, 165a, 239a, 246, 297, 298, 299, 299a, and 306a; Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.2; and Rule 2.7 of the Statewide Rules Governing Electronic Filing in Criminal Cases.

Supreme Court of Texas Order
Order Amending Article IV of the State Bar Rules.


Executive Director's Page
Holding on to History
Written by Trey Apffel

President's Page

Keeping Our Noble Profession ‘In One Piece’
Written by Steve Benesh

State Bar Director Spotlight
Britney E. Harrison

Legal Tech
Protecting Consumer Data Privacy
A look at the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act.
Written by Pierre Grosdidier

Legal Milestones
Texas Board of Legal Specialization Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence
TBLS empowers members to achieve success and ensures that the public
has access to the very best legal representation.
Written by by Leo Figueroa

Ethics Question of the Month

TYLA President's Page
Strength in Community
Written by Hisham Masri

Solo/Small Firm
How LinkedIn Can Get You Noticed by the Media
Showcasing yourself as a thought leader in specific areas of the law can lead to new clients.
Written by Zack McKamie

Disciplinary Actions

Movers and Shakers


Classified Advertising

News From Around the Bar

Pro Bono Spotlight
Stephanie Marrone
Interview by Will Korn

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