TLTV AWARDED ACTL GRANT The American College of Trial Lawyers awarded the State Bar of Texas a $20,000 grant to expand Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans. The funds will be used to broaden the resources available for local bar associations that have already served more than 5,200 veterans since July 2010. LEGISLATIVE SUBCOMMITTEE TO MEET The State Bar Legislative Policy Subcommittee is tentatively scheduled to meet Aug. 16–17 to discuss all legislative proposals that have been properly submitted for consideration by the committee. To request a copy or for questions regarding the August meeting, contact the Governmental Relations Department at (800) 204-2222, ext. 6826 or (512) 427-1463, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. UPDATE YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION Every attorney in Texas in required by law to maintain a current and upto- date profile (Government Code 81.115). You are required to update your profile each year. Even if there are no changes, you must log on to your “My Bar Page” and certify your profile each year to confirm that your information remains accurate. Government Code 81.115 requires you to provide the following information (unless noted as optional): license date; primary practice location; law school of record; out-of-state disciplinary information, if applicable; specialty certifications (optional); other law schools attended (optional); and courts of admittance (optional). To update or certify your profile, go to texasbar.com/mybarpage. O’NEILL, DUBOSE RECEIVE POPE AWARDS O n June 1, during the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual John Hemphill Dinner, retired Texas Supreme Court Justice Harriet O’Neill and Kevin Dubose of Alexander, Dubose & Townsend, L.L.P. in Houston each received a Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism Award from the Texas Center for Legal Ethics. Above, Justice O’Neill and Dubose are pictured with Chief Justice Pope. The program included a memorial tribute to one of last year’s award winners, Judge William L. Garwood, by Judge Priscilla Owen of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani gave the keynote address after being introduced by Gov. Rick Perry. STATE BAR CIVICS PROJECT RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR The State Bar of Texas’ civics education program, Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! Civics Resources for Texas Students and Teachers, will receive a NABE/LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Award at the American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in August. An interactive web-based program developed by the Law-Related Education Department, Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! assists Texas students and teachers in preparing for new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards in government, history, and citizenship. Several Texas local bar associations will also be honored at the ABA meeting. The San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program will receive the 2012 ABA Harrison Tweed Award. The Tarrant County Bar Foundation will receive the NCBF LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award for its Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans chapter, and the El Paso Bar Association will receive a NABE/LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Award in the local bar category for its Lawyers for Patriots Legal Clinic.
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