JUNE 2012 • VOLUME 75, NUMBER 6 DEPARTMENTS 426 428 430 432 472 480 484 486 488 492 494 Spectrum Letters to the Editor President’s Opinion Technology TYLA President’s Opinion Disciplinary Actions Lawyers on the Move Memorials Classifieds Client Page Back Page ON THE COVER Buck Files, a shareholder in Bain, Files, Jarrett, Bain & Harrison, P .C. in Tyler, takes office as the 132nd president of the State Bar of Texas during the State Bar Annual Meeting in Houston, June 14–15. A profile begins on PAGE 434 . FEATURES 434 Counselor at Law: Buck Files Takes Office as President of the State Bar BY JUDY L. MARCHMAN 438 Light Fades Further: The Texas Supreme Court Changes Direction on Covenants Not to Compete BY ALEX HARRELL 446 2012 Texas Bar Journal Short Story Fiction Writing Contest 448 Bouquet by Numbers BY LANE THIBODEAUX 452 Sunrise BY RUSSELL FUSCO 456 Back Where He Belongs BY DREW CROWNOVER 460 D-N an’ A BY RON USELTON 462 Frank E. Stevenson II Elected Chair of the State Bar Board of Directors BY PATRICIA L. GARCIA 463 2012 State Bar and TYLA Election Results 464 Law Day 2012 at the Texas Law Center 467 Quietly Changing the World: Retired Dallas Lawyer Honored by Habitat for Humanity International BY JUDY L. MARCHMAN 468 Ethics Opinions 615, 616 474 A Texas Perspective, A Global Citizen: C.E. Rhodes Takes Office as TYLA President BY ELLEN CARNES 478 Solo/Small Firm: Selecting Well-spoken Lawyers BY MARSHA HUNTER The Texas Bar Journal (ISSN 0040-4187) is published monthly, except August, by the State Bar of Texas, 1414 Colorado, Austin, TX 78701, as a service to the profession. One copy of each issue is furnished to members as part of their State Bar dues. Subscription price to others, $12 (including sales tax); $15 to foreign countries. Single copies, $2.50 each (including sales tax). Periodicals Postage Paid at Austin, Texas and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Texas Bar Journal , P .O. Box 12487, Austin, Texas 78711-2487. Canadian Publication Agreement No. 40778512. Returns to: Station A, Box 54, Windsor ON N9A 6J5.