COMMENTS February 2022

Tell us what you think via @statebaroftexas, tbj@texasbar.com, or P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711-2487. Letters addressed to the Texas Bar Journal may be edited for clarity and length and become the property of the magazine, which owns all rights to their use.


OPINION: “IN THEIR BEST INTERESTS,”
DECEMBER 2021, P. 974

In 2015, Texas enacted the strongest guardianship reforms protecting the rights of people facing guardianships in the country. Unfortunately, these reforms have fallen short because the probate courts and attorneys have clung to the vestiges of an antiquated guardianship system based on paternalism and overprotection. As long as people facing guardianship are called and treated as “wards,” their constitutional rights will be undermined by the best interest standard.

Richard LaVallo
Austin




PRESIDENT’S PAGE: “ACHIEVING A TRULY EQUAL OUTCOME,”
DECEMBER 2021, P. 956

Thanks so much for being a champion for equity in law, and for highlighting St. Mary’s University School of Law’s First Generation Bootcamp for entering 1Ls! #firstgeneration #firstgen #futurelawyers #equityinlaw #lawschools

Patty Roberts
Dean, St. Mary’s University School of Law
San Antonio via LinkedIn

 


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