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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2014 DATES

PRO BONO GOLF TOURNAMENT - MAY 1

LAW DAY LUNCHEON - MAY 2

ETHICS FEST - MAY 8

UPCOMING DBA PROGRAMS/OTHER

HON. JENNIFER WALKER ELROD TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT LAW DAY LUNCHEON

The Annual Law Day Luncheon honoring the judiciary is Friday, May 2, at Belo. Tickets are $40/person; $400/table. Keynote speaker: Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals. This is always a sell-out, please register early. To purchase tickets click here For more information contact Mary Ellen Johnson.

ADVERTISE (PRINT & ONLINE) IN THE LEGAL RESOURCE & EXPERT WITNESS GUIDE

Don't miss your opportunity to advertise in print and online in the #1 "Legal Resource & Expert Witness Guide " in Dallas County. Contact PJ Hines at 214-597-5920. Advertising deadline May 12, 2014

ARE YOU IN NEED OF REFERRALS?

Join the DBA Lawyer Referral Service. For more information click here

FREE CLE IN NORTH DALLAS TODAY

Be sure to attend "Considerations in Drafting Arbitration Clauses” with speakers Elizabeth Scott and Scott Williams at today's North Dallas Friday Clinic, April 11, noon at Two Lincoln Centre (5420 LBJ Frwy, Ste. 240). MCLE 1.00. RSVP to Kathryn Zack Thank you to our sponsor The Dallas Bar Foundation.

PLAY GOLF TO SUPPORT PRO BONO

Register for the DBA Pro Bono Golf Tournament to be held Thursday, May 1, at Brookhaven Country Club. It’s tons of fun and we have plenty of prizes. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program! Get your team together and register now to reserve your spot.

THE ETHICS OF FACEBOOK FRIENDSHIPS

All members are invited to hear John Browning present "A ‘Friend’ at Court? Lawyers, Judges, and the Ethics of Facebook Friendships," Tuesday, April 15, noon at Belo. Ethics 1.00.

JUVENILE ISSUES FROM ARREST TO DETENTION HEARING

DVAP presents "Juvenile Issues from Arrest to Detention Hearing" with speaker Ezekiel “Zeke” Tyson, Jr. Wednesday, April 23, noon at Belo. MCLE 1.00. For more information, contact Alicia Perkins

NEW LAWYER LUNCHEON

New to the DBA and Dallas? Join DVAP Wednesday, April 23, noon, at Belo for a 1-hour informational and complimentary luncheon about pro bono opportunities in Dallas. Email Chris Reed-Brown for reservations.

BROWN BAG LUNCH AT HENRY WADE JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER

On Thursday, May 1, at noon join the Juvenile Justice Committee at the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center (2600 Lone Star Dr., Room 203A, Dallas) for a Juvenile Drug Court & Male Diversion Court brown bag lunch. Speaker: George Ashford. MCLE 1.00. Free for DBA members. $30 for non-members. Click here for more information.

REGISTER NOW FOR ETHICS FEST 2014

Get the early-bird rate when you register now for Ethics Fest 2014. Thursday, May 8, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Ethics 3.00. Members: $85. Non-Members: $110. Light dinner included. Presented by the DBA Legal Ethics Committee.

SENIOR LAWYERS DINNER - MAY 8

Click here to purchase your ticket to the 12th Annual Senior Lawyers' Appreciation Dinner Thursday, May 8, 5:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: Hubert Crouch , lawyer/novelist, speaking on "The Long and Winding Road: Writing, Publishing and Marketing in an E-World." For questions, or more information, contact Kathryn Zack.

3RD ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT SATURDAY, MAY 17

Join us for the 3rd Annual Sporting Clays Shoot at Elm Fork Gun Club Saturday, May 17. All skills levels are welcome to participate. Register individually or sign up a team. Clients and family members are welcome too. Click here to sign up today. Contact Rhonda Thornton for more information.

ARE YOU A SOLO OR SMALL FIRM PRACTITIONER?

The Solo & Small Firm Section not only has its regular CLE meetings aimed at the solo & small firm practitioner, but also offers seminars and networking throughout the year open to attorneys in all areas of practice. The annual dues are only $20, Join today !

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES | AFTER HOURS EVENTS

ORGANIZATION PRODUCTIVIITY: HIRE A DALLAS ISD SUMMER INTERN TODAY

The DBA Summer Law Intern Program has qualified summer help available to increase your office productivity. An intern is that extra set of hands who will advantageously take on tasks no one else wants to do. Part-time or Full-time - 4-weeks or 8-weeks – the choice is yours! To learn more, contact Kimberlynn Taylo r or click here

HELP ASSEMBLE BASKETS FOR WOMEN SHELTERS

The CIC Committee will help New Hope Foundation with their Mother's Day Basket Project for moms at local battered women's shelters. Basket assembly will take place on Saturday, May 3, at 2:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering,  please contact Sarah Flournoy or Nicola Hobeiche

DBA IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO DRAFT MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

The DBA is recruiting members to join the Memorial & History Committee. Members will be asked to draft Memorial Resolutions honoring members who have passed away this year. The DBA has a template for writing the Resolutions so it is a small time commitment. And, there are no in-person Committee meetings. To volunteer, please contact Cathy Maher

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR WEST DALLAS LEGAL CLINIC

DVAP needs volunteer attorneys and support staff to assist at the West Dallas Legal Clinic (3107 N. Winnetka Dallas, TX 75212). The clinic is held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Attorneys should arrive at 7:00 p.m. and support staff at 6:00 p.m. Please contact Miriam Caporal to volunteer.

SAVE THE DATE-JIMMY & ROSALYNN CARTER WORK PROJECT

Mark your calendars for the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project DFW October 5-11, 2014. For more information, click here or contact Kathryn Zack

MEMBER BENEFITS

GET PAID NOW WITH LAWPAY!

Switch toLawPay at no cost and save up to 25% off standard credit card processing fees. Keep your same bank account and equipment; they'll walk you through the rest. For more information, click here.

SHARE YOUR FIRM'S NEWS WITH DBA MAILING LABELS

New firm name? New Partner? Share the news by purchasing DBA membership labels. For information, contact Teddi Rivas.

BELO MANSION AND PAVILION AVAILABLE FOR MEETINGS

Members may rent the Belo Mansion  and Pavilion for parties and meetings. For more information, contact Dawn Finley

EZ MESSENGER HANDLES SERVICE OF PROCESS

EZ Messenger utilizes licensed and certified process servers who will make every effort to effect service as expeditiously as possible. EZ Messenger is staffed to handle all "rush" service of process and can be relied upon to effectively complete all types of service. An online status check is available, and you can view or download your affidavit of service from EZ Messenger. Contact them at www.ezmessenger.com/tx or 214-748-4200.

OTHER

SPECIAL SEC ENFORCEMENT & EXAMINATION PRIORITIES CLE

All members are invited to the special "SEC Enforcement and Examination Priorities" CLE on Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Belo. MCLE 2.75. Speakers include: David Woodcock, SEC Regional Director; David Peavler, Associate Regional Director-Enforcement; and Marshall Gandy, SEC Associate Regional Director-Examinations. Presented by DBA Securities Section

MAGISTRATE JUDGE REAPPOINTMENT

The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Nancy M. Koenig, Lubbock, is due to expire December 24, 2014. Comments are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. More information here Comments must be received by April 11, 2014.

28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF PROFESSIONS

All members are invited to hear "Agony & Ecstasy: How Your Emotions Affect Practice," with speakers Dr. Wayne Albrecht, James Wagner, Will Pryor and Cynthia Pladziewicz, moderator. Keynote speaker: Danielle Ofri, MD, author of What Doctors Feel MCLE 3.00. Friday, May 9, 8:00-11:30 a.m. at Scottish Rite Hospital (2222 Welborn St., Dallas). To register, click here Co-sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CIVIL & CRIMINAL RULES

Click here to view the proposed Amendments to United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas local civil and criminal rules.

PROBATE MANUAL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

The DBA Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section's new Estates Manual is available for purchase. Click here to purchase the manual in digital download, CD, or hard copy. For each manual sold $25 is donated to DVAP.

PROFESSIONALISM TIP

I will advise my client that we will not pursue conduct which is intended primarily to harass or drain the financial resources of the opposing party. Excerpt from the Texas Lawyers Creed Find the complete Creed online here

ADDITIONAL PARKING AROUND BELO

If the Belo garage is full, please click here for other Arts District parking options.

 

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