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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2013 DATES
UPCOMING DBA PROGRAMS/OTHER
PURCHASE INAUGURAL TICKETS NOW
Join us at the DBA Inaugural of Scott McElhaney Saturday, January 11 , at the Westin Galleria Dallas. Tickets are $150 per person and tables of ten are $1,500. Deadline to purchase tickets is January 3 Purchase Tickets Now!
INAUGURAL ROOM BLOCK AT WESTIN
If you plan to attend the 2014 Inaugural Dinner and Dance and would like to get a room at the Westin, be sure to ask for the Dallas Bar Inaugural room block. To take advantage of the discounted pricing of $149 per room, call (888) 627-8536 before Monday, December 22.
NEED A STOCKING STUFFER? HOW ABOUT A CHANCE TO WIN A NEW MERCEDES!
Purchase your "Ticket to Drive" raffle ticket for your friend, co-worker or employee and we will mail it to them. Just contact Alicia Hernandez with forwarding details (who should get the gift) by December 19 to have it in time for the holidays. All proceeds benefit the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. Click here to purchase your raffle ticket today.
DONATE YOUR GENTLY USED SUITS TODAY
Drop off donations on today, Friday, December 13, 9:00 a.m. to noon at Belo (in the valet waiting area--circle drive) for the DBA Community Involvement Committee's "Santa Brings a Suit" drive. Donations benefit the Dallas Life Foundation and Bright Star Youth Academy. For more information, contact Kara Altenbaumer-Price or Dionna Little
YEAR-END GIVING TO DALLAS VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY PROGRAM
This is the time of year that DVAP receives many generous gifts. In 2013, we helped over 4,000 low-income people in Dallas County with their legal problems because of your generosity. For more information about this important program click here Make sure your gift is dated and postmarked no later than December 31, 2013. The postmark on the gift envelope is generally recognized as the gift date for tax purposes. GIVE ONLINE no later than 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 31, 2013. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express. See the current list of major donors here
RENEW YOUR 2014 DUES & JOIN A SECTION
As you fill out your membership renewal for 2014, please consider joining or adding another DBA Section to your renewal and support the dynamic and creative CLE presentations provided by your DBA Sections. Click here for a list of DBA Sections. For more information on joining a Section, please contact Kim Watson
ESTATE PLANNING FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES TODAY IN NORTH DALLAS
All members are invited to today's North Dallas Friday Clinic, December 13, noon at Two Lincoln Centre (5420 LBJ Frwy, Ste. 240, Dallas) to hear Jodi McShan present "Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples." MCLE 1.00. RSVP to Teddi Rivas
VOLUNTEER TO JUDGE THE TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIALS IN 2014!
Sign up here Get your friends and colleagues involved. Many judges are needed!
ETHICS CLE AT BELO
All members are invited to "A Check List That Might Help You Spot, Avoid or Address Potential Malpractice Risks" with speakers Mike Prince and Mike Sutherland on Monday, December 16, noon at Belo. Ethics 1.00.
DVAP ANGEL TREE: ENDING TODAY
DVAP will have an Angel Tree available from December 2-13 at lunchtime at Belo! Please stop by to take a pro bono case and add your name to the Angel Tree. If you have any questions, e-mail Anh Tran Be a pro bono angel for a low-income person in need of legal assistance this holiday season!
DVAP & JLTLA HOST SPECIAL CLE DECEMBER 17
Join DVAP and JLTLA as they present "I’ve Passed the Bar, Now What? Handling Your First Divorce" Tuesday, December 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Belo. MCLE 2.00, Ethics 0.50. Speakers: Hon. Tena Callahan, Hon. Aurora Madrigal, Deborah Pritchett and Karen Young. To register, contact Chris Reed-Brown Questions? Contact Karen McCloud
NEW LAWYER LUNCHEON - BEGIN YOUR PRO BONO EXPERIENCE
All new lawyers are invited to join the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program for an informative Pro Bono orientation and complimentary lunch on Wednesday, December 18, noon, at Belo. Contact Chris Reed-Brown for more information.
For more information and to participate in the 2014 DBA Summer Law Intern Program, click here Give kids a look at life in the Work Place!
MISSED THE TEXFILE E-FILING CLE? FIND IT HERE
If you were unable to attend the Courthouse Committee's presentations on "TexFile e-filing" and "Searchable PDF" on December 9, you can click here to view the presentation files.
HELP NEEDED AT 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.
ADVERTISE ONLINE IN THE LEGAL RESOURCE & EXPERT WITNESS GUIDE
OUTSTANDING CLE FOR GOVERNMENT LAWYERS!
Join the Government Law Section and get involved! This Section provides cutting edge CLE programs and seminars that offer a valuable forum for section members to share ideas as well as networking opportunities at Belo during lunch! The annual dues are only $10, Join today!
SENDING HOLIDAY CARDS? GET YOUR DBA MAILING LABELS HERE!
Send holiday greetings or share the news by purchasing DBA membership labels. For information, contact Teddi Rivas
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BELO MANSION AND PAVILION AVAILABLE FOR MEETINGS
NEED CLIENTS? JOIN THE DBA LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
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
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.
"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.
ADDITIONAL PARKING AROUND BELO
If the Belo garage is full, please click here for other Arts District parking options.
CONSTRUCTION AROUND BELO
Due to the extension of the McKinney Avenue Trolley, work on the streets around the Belo Mansion continues. Westbound Ross and Northbound Olive will remain open, but constricted. Please plan to leave your office a little earlier for your noon meetings.