Month: May 2020

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 12, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources …

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Practical recommendations on seeking attorney’s fees

The Texas Supreme Court recently provided pointed guidance to litigants seeking attorney’s fees in a fee-shifting setting. “In short, to secure an award of attorney’s fees from an opponent, the prevailing party must prove that (1) recovery of attorney’s fees is legally authorized, and (2) the requested attorney’s fees are reasonable and necessary for legal …

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Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 11, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources …

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Ransomware attack affects access to Office of Court Administration websites

The Office of Court Administration announced Monday that a ransomware attack on Friday, May 8 caused it to disable its branch network, including websites and servers, to deal with the attack and prevent further harm. A statement on the security breach reports the network will remain disabled until the breach is remediated. In the meantime a temporary …

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TYLA Director Spotlight: Nicholas Mosser

Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in …

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Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 7, 2020

Texas legal aid organizations are at the forefront helping low-income individuals and families navigate issues including eviction, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other personal and financial crises created or worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations ready and able to help Texans with these concerns are listed below, followed by the area of the state they serve. …

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Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 8, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources …

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May must-reads

Check out the May issue of the Texas Bar Journal and the staff’s picks: a focus on practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic, from technology tips to well-being. And don’t forget to check out Movers and Shakers, Disciplinary Actions, and Memorials. Pandemically ChallengedTeleworking in COVID-19 and what you need to know.By Jefferson W. Fisher Disaster Planning for Texas Appellate PractitionersGeneral guidelines attorneys can …

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Texas Bar Foundation awards $20,000 to Alliance for Children

The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded $20,000 to the Alliance for Children. The grant will aide the Alliance for Children Family Advocate program, which includes court accompaniment services and the provision of emergency needs. The program provides services to families affected by child abuse. Parents and other protective caregivers are equipped with resources and assistance …

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Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 7, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources …

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