The State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting saw a changing of the guard in the leadership of the State Bar and Texas Young Lawyers Association.
One of the highlights of last week’s State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Dallas was the mock trial of Lee Harvey Oswald for the 1963 killing of President John F. Kennedy.
President George W. Bush stood atop the ruins of the World Trade Center on Sept. 14, 2001, and addressed the rescue workers through a bullhorn.
Until you stop to think about it, you don’t really realize just how frequently the law intersections with the law. It could be free agency, NCAA rules or lawsuits that range from Sandusky trial at Penn State to concussion litigation in the NFL. In his interview at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Dallas Cowboys broadcaster Brad Sham says you can follow the law without following sports, but you can’t follow sports without getting a bit of the law too.
It was a wondrous moment on Friday when, to a standing ovation, Lisa Tatum was named the President of the State Bar of Texas—the first African American to serve this role. Tatum has fully embraced being an important “first” and one of her priorities during her term is an elementary school civics program called “I Was the First, Vote for Me.” In her interview with LXBN TV and Texas Bar TV at the 2013 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, she also explains the path she took to becoming Texas Bar President.
Whether they’re started by a random group of sports fans or lawyers from some of the largest law firms in the United States, many of the best blogs seem to have a very similar origin story: a group of people deciding that they should share their conversations with everyone, and thus deciding “hey, we should start a blog.” As Lisa Salazar of Norton Rose Fulbright explains at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, that’s exactly how 3 Geeks and a Law Blog began.
There’s certainly plenty to learn from President Abraham Lincoln—but for lawyers, there’s plenty to gleen from Abram Lincoln the attorney as well. That includes his drive and plan for everything he did and, of course, his honesty as well. Guy Fraker, author of Lincoln’s Ladder: The Eigthth Judicial Circuit, says that honesty was “the backbone of his law practice” in his interview with LXBN TV and Texas Bar TV at the 2013 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.
The 2013 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting marked the end of Frank Stevenson‘s tenure as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. In speaking with LXBN TV and Texas Bar TV, he shared his thoughts on what he was most proud of from his term, with a high level of communication being a major accomplishment.
The “60 Apps in 60 Minutes” presentation was so popular at the 2013 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting that they had two of them. Joining me from the second of the two is Houston lawyer Shannon Warren has he shares four of the apps. Included in there we have a 360 degree camera app, and a Yelp for public restrooms.
There are more advantages to a paperless law office than simply being environmentally friendly. It can also mean running a more organized and efficient practice. Though it may seem like a big shift, the first steps aren’t too difficult. Following up on his Ignite session at the 2013 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Austin lawyer D. Todd Smith explains the first few steps to making the switch.