2013 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting

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.  View Full Post
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.  View Full Post
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.  View Full Post
Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, co-written by renowned author Bryan Garner and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, was published a little more than a year ago and—since then—it’s seen nothing but success. In his interview with LXBN TV and Texas Bar TV at the 2013 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Garner explains that the the book (though it ended up longer) was intended to be “beach reading for lawyers” and shares his experience working with the superb—but stubborn—Justice Scalia. View Full Post