The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda (CDRR) is accepting comments on proposed rule changes regarding lawyer advertising and conflict of interest exceptions relating to limited pro bono legal services.
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The State Bar of Texas has established a legal hotline – (800) 504-7030 – to help people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following disasters in Texas.Find out more about disaster relief
TexasLegalAnswers.org is a free online legal advice website that allows low-income Texans to post questions about their civil legal issues and receive answers from volunteer Texas attorneys.Go to the legal answers website
The state of Texas offers numerous programs and services to help veterans, their families, and their survivors.Go to the veterans portal
The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association publish online and in print pamphlets in both English and Spanish on topics such as the legal system, health issues, family law, and more.Find out more about free legal resources
The State Bar is vigorously defending its statutory structure in response to a lawsuit that challenges the mandatory bar in Texas. Mandatory membership in a state bar is constitutional under U.S. Supreme Court precedent because of the state’s interest in regulating the legal profession and improving the quality of legal services.Find out more about McDonald v. Longley
The Texas Legislature created the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda to regularly review attorney disciplinary rules and oversee the initial process for proposing rules changes.Find out more or submit comments
The Client Attorney Assistance Program is a voluntary, confidential dispute resolution service of the State Bar of Texas. CAAP's objective is to facilitate communication and foster productive dialogue to assist Texas lawyers and their clients in resolving minor concerns, disputes, or misunderstandings within the context of the attorney-client relationship.Find out more about CAAP
The Texas attorney discipline system is administered by the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, whose work is overseen by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline. The CDC represents the commission in disciplinary litigation.Find out more about grievances and ethics
Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! is a civics project that Texas students can use to learn about the landmark court decisions that they must know for the TEKS assessment tests in U.S. government and history.Go to the LRE website
Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, from “Can you help me decide what kind of lawyer I need?” to “How can I find an inexpensive lawyer, or a lawyer who will work for free?”Go to the FAQ web page
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is accepting certification applications for 2019. You can find the specific requirements for each of the 24 specialty areas at the “Apply” section of tbls.org. Certification applications are only available until April 30, 2019 and the exam is October 14, 2019 in Austin. If you have questions about the TBLS Board Certification program, please contact TBLS at 1-855-277-TBLS (8257) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Go to the TBLS website
Employer groups can get an instant quote on group health insurance. Need individual health insurance? You may qualify for a special enrollment period. Shop now or schedule an appointment with a licensed benefits counselor. The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange is now offering hotel discounts and student refinancing services.Go to the exchange website
Be sure to check out the new benefits available through the State Bar of Texas Member Benefits Program. Recently added vendors include travel with Vonlane and law practice management providers Bill4Time, CosmoLex, MyCase, Practice Panther, and Rocket Matter.Go to the member benefits website
When it comes to legal research, attorneys need fast, trustworthy, and straightforward tools, and the State Bar of Texas is the first and only bar association to offer its members free access to both Casemaker and Fastcase. Get access to Texas Supreme Court opinions, Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinions, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, and additional information.Log in to My Bar Page
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