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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2014 DATES

JIMMY & ROSALYNN CARTER WORK PROJECT DFW - OCTOBER 5-11

PHILBIN AWARDS LUNCHEON - OCTOBER 17

BENCH BAR CONFERENCE - OCTOBER 23-25

UPCOMING DBA PROGRAMS/OTHER

VOLUNTEER FOR THE JIMMY & ROSALYNN CARTER WORK PROJECT

Sign up today to help build Habitat for Humanity homes for the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, October 5-11, 2014. Click here to be a construction volunteer or here to be a support volunteer. Questions, contact Kathryn Zack Volunteer sign up deadline is today, August 15 !

TOM MELSHEIMER TO RECEIVE TRIAL LAWYER AWARD AT BENCH BAR

The DBA will present Tom Melsheimer with the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Thursday, October 23, at the Bench Bar Conference. We expect a sell-out crowd. To receive the early bird rate register now

PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH?

Be sure to attend today's Friday Clinic, August 15, noon at Belo to hear Leon Russell present "Personal Injury or Death: When Is It a Product Liability Case? MCLE 1.00. RSVP to Kathryn Zack

SAVE THE DATE! NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY - SEPTEMBER 18

Save the date to donate to DVAP as part of North Texas Giving Day online at www.DonorBridgeTX.org. On September 18, 6:00 a.m. to midnight donations of at least $25 will receive a portion of $1 million in matching funds. Contact Alicia Hernandez for more information.

THE BASICS OF ARBITRATION

All members are invited to hear "Lawyers Arbitration Primer: The Basics of Arbitration" with speaker Ron Reneker Monday, August 18, 2014. MCLE 1.00. Sponsored by the Senior Lawyers Committee.

LUNCH RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE AT BELO

Did you know that one of the benefits of your DBA Membership is that you can reserve a table for lunch (for up to 6 people) in advance? Bring your colleagues or staff and enjoy Chef Brian’s daily buffet. Call (214) 220-7404 for reservations.

DIRECTORY PHOTO SESSIONS AVAILABLE

The DBA Photographer will be available to take photos for the 2015 DBA Membership Directory on Wednesday, September 10, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 .pm. at Belo and Friday, September 12, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the North Dallas Friday Clinic (5420 LBJ Frwy, Ste. 240). The photo session is free and requires no reservation. For more information email Judi Smalling or call (214) 220-7452.

HOW THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 CHANGED DALLAS, PART III

Don't miss Part III of the DBA's review of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On Thursday, September 18, noon at Belo two groups of distinguished panelists will speak on "Implementing Civil Rights: Voting & Employment Litigation in Dallas." MCLE 1.50. No Admission Fee. $30 non-member CLE fee. Click here for more information.

LOOKING FOR A JOB CHANGE?

Our online Career Center is open to attorneys who are new to the profession or looking to make a career transition, as well as job opportunities for other positions (paralegal, law firm administrator, legal secretary) available in the Dallas area legal community. Click here

DBA & SISTER BARS NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR BENEFITS DVAP

Join us Thursday, September 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Craft and Growler, 3601 Parry Avenue. Meet other DBA members and members of our sister bars while supporting the Campaign for Equal Access to Justice Craft and Growler will donate a percentage of sales back to the Campaign. Plus, supporters of North Texas Giving Day will match a portion of any donations received on September 18th. Click here to RSVP. 

IS YOUR NAME OR FIRM NAME ON THE DONOR WALL?

Over 200,000 people visit the Belo Mansion every year. Many of your clients hold parties in the building and view the large donor wall in the Pavilion Atrium. Is your name listed? If your name is not listed, or your name is listed, but you want to be listed in a higher category, now is your chance for prominent recognition. For more information contact DBF Executive Director Elizabeth Philipp

WINE DONATIONS NEEDED TO SUPPORT DVAP

The DBA is looking for all types and varieties of wine. Ideal donations will be 750 mL and will be used in a Wine Cork Pull Fundraiser at the DBA Inaugural Dinner and Dance in January. We have received bottles valued from $20 to over $200! Contact Rhonda Thornton to donate before December 19.

DBA ONLINE MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY REVAMPED

The DBA Online Membership Directory is revamped and ready to go! Check out the newly updated directory by clicking here and then login. Be sure and view the Legal Resource & Expert Witness Guide section as well.

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY ADVANCED TOPICS SEMINAR

All members are invited to 4th Annual Juvenile Delinquency Advanced Topics Conference Friday, October 24, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Belo. MCLE 7.00, Ethics 3.25. Register by October 21 to receive the early-bird rates of $75 for DBA Members & Judges; $110 Non-Members. Click here to register and here for the agenda. Presented by the DBA Juvenile Justice Committee

ARE YOU IN NEED OF REFERRALS?

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

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

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

GET INVOLVED IN DBA PRACTICE SECTIONS

To become involved in a DBA Section please click here

DO YOU PRACTICE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW?

The Sports & Entertainment Law Section welcomes lawyers who practice or enjoy sports, TV, movies, books and music. This Section not only has its regular monthly cutting-edge CLE presentations, but also offers exclusive Section members-only networking activities throughout the year. The annual dues are only $25, Join today!

PRO BONO & DVAP CLES/ACTIVITIES

DVAP BANKRUPTCY CHAPTER 7 CLE

DVAP is presenting a pro bono Consumer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy CLE Friday, August 22, noon-1:30 p.m. at Belo. MCLE 1.50, Ethics 0.50. Click here for the agenda. To register, click here or contact Chris Reed-Brown.

NEW LAWYER LUNCHEON

New to the DBA and Dallas? Join the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Wednesday, August 27, noon, at Belo for a 1-hour informational and complimentary luncheon about pro bono opportunities in Dallas. Email Chris Reed-Brown for reservations.

JEFF COEN FAMILY LAW NUTS & BOLTS LIVE

Join the Family Law Section & DVAP for a live presentation of the Jeff Coen Family Law Nuts & Bolts Live CLE on September 16 & 17 5:00-8:00 p.m. each day at Belo. MCLE 3.00, Ethics 1.00. To register online, click here Questions? Contact Chris Reed-Brown.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PRO BONO CASES

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program often has pro bono cases that could offer a volunteer attorney some courtroom experience! If anyone is interested, please contact Whitney Breheny

SHOP ON AMAZON AND GIVE BACK TO DVAP

You can now help the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program by simply shopping on Amazon. Just click here to get started. When you shop through AmazonSmile , the AmazonSmileFoundation will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to DVAP. 

ASSISTANCE FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

Dallas Hispanic Bar Association is coordinating many opportunities to assist unaccompanied children. If interested in assisting, complete this form and DHBA will add you to its volunteer email list. Click here for more information. 

PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES

There are many pro bono opportunities available in Dallas. Click here for more information and here for a list of Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Neighborhood Clinics.

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR WEST DALLAS LEGAL CLINIC

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program needs volunteer attorneys and support staff to assist with intake 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. No intake experience necessary. Please contact Carmen Perales to volunteer.

SAVE THE DATE: CELEBRATING 32 YEARS!

DVAP’s Pro Bono Awards Celebration will be held on Wednesday evening, October 29. Dallas area attorneys andvolunteer support should use this reporting form to report pro bono services provided from June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014. Reporting forms can be emailed or mailed to Tina W. Douglas or faxed to (214) 698-1106. Please complete the Reporting Form, and return it to DVAP by August 29, 2014.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES | AFTER HOURS EVENTS

BECOME INVOLVED IN HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL

There are many ways to get involved in High School Mock Trial: help organize events, help recruit volunteers, be a tournament tabulator or be a judge! 2015 Mock Trial Competition dates: January 24-January 31, February 7 and March 5-7. Click here for more information or contact Kimberlynn Taylor to volunteer.

SIGN-UP NOW TO MENTOR A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BY EMAIL!

Be a positive role model to a DISD high school student by mentoring them via e-mail. The new and improved 2014-2015 E-Mentoring program will feature bi-weekly e-mail topics designed to help structure and encourage meaningful discussion. Click here to sign up as a volunteer. Please remember that even returning mentors must sign up every year.

DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO THE DALLAS SYMPHONY CHRISTMAS POPS

The DBA has a limited number of tickets available for the Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops Concert on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Tickets are $71.00 each for Center Orchestra seats. Contact Rhonda Thornton to get your tickets.

MEMBER BENEFITS

BELO LUNCH MENU AVAILABLE VIA EMAIL

Want to know what Chef Brian is offering on the buffet each day? We’ll be sending out the menu to DBA Members only beginning in September. Click here to sign up.

JOIN THE LRS PANEL!

LRS Panel membership is open to all attorneys in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and who maintain professional liability insurance. Dallas Bar Association members can join the panel for an annual fee of $100. For more information, click here or contact Alicia Hernandez

"REFER A FRIEND" AND WIN!

Do you have a friend that is an attorney or law student and not a current DBA member? If so, ask them to join online and make sure they put your name in the Referred by box and you will be entered in our “REFER A FRIEND” Raffle drawing. The more friends that join, the better your chances are to win! For more information, contact Kim Watson.

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AT BELO!

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

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.

NEW ADDRESS? NEW ASSOCIATE? SPREAD THE NEWS WITH DBA MAILING LABELS

Invite members to an event or inform them of an address change by purchasing DBA membership labels. For information, contact Teddi Rivas

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

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 neither encourage nor knowingly permit my client or anyone under my control to do anything which would be unethical or improper if done by me. 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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