Key Bailey Hutchison center o be established at UT Austin In May, the University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the naming of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business. The interdisciplinary center will combine three existing centers at the university: the School of Law’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitrations, and Environmental Law; the McCombs School’s Energy Management and Innovation Center; and the School of Law’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law. A former U.S. senator, Hutchison is senior counsel to Bracewell & Giuliani in Dallas. Houston Bar Association publishes new handbook The Houston Bar Association has completed the annual update of its 40-page Elder Law Handbook, which is available at no charge to individuals and organizations. The revised handbook features information on numerous legal topics relevant to senior citizens and their families, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, wills and probate, guardianship, burial provisions, banking, taxes, and homesteads. It also provides referrals to additional resources and phone numbers. Electronic copies of the handbook— available in English, Spanish, and Chinese—can be downloaded for free via the Houston Bar Association’s website at hba.org/services/legal-handbooks/. Printed copies of the updated Elder Law Handbook are available at the Houston Bar Association’s office at 1111 Bagby St., FLB Ste. 200. Parties interested in receiving the handbook through the mail should call (713) 759-1133 and organizations seeking multiple copies can fax their request to the Houston Bar Association at (713) 759-1710 or call (713) 759-1133. Dallas Bar holds Law Student Proffessionalism Program On May 29, 2014, the Dallas Bar Association hosted its annual Law Student Professionalism Program to educate future attorneys on embodying the ideals of the Texas Lawyer’s Creed and the Guidelines of Professional Courtesy. The program featured a keynote presentation by the Honorable Tonya Parker, judge of the 116th District Court in Dallas; a panel discussion on helping young lawyers succeed; small group discussions of real-world professionalism issues led by local judges and lawyers; and a business etiquette presentation by past Dallas Bar Association President Frank E. Stevenson. Administrative law seminar examines rule changes Members of the judiciary and regulatory and academic communities joined to discuss legislative and case law updates, rule changes, and other timely topics during the 9th Annual Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar. The event, which also featured judicial panels and a seminar on e-filing, took place Aug. 21-22, 2014, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin and was presented by the University of Texas School of Law and the Administrative and Public Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Firm raises $41,500 for families in need On June 19, 2014, the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges organized a dodgeball tournament that generated $41,500 in support of Vogel Alcove, a program that provides free child development services for homeless children and free child care and case management at 18 local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, and housing programs in the city. More than 20 teams played in the round-robin tournament, which was ultimately won by KPMG, an audit, tax, and advisory firm.
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