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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

 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FOR BENCH BAR ABOUT TO END

Take advantage of discounted pricing before it ends! The Bench Bar Conference is October 23-24 in the Texas Hill Country. Over 300 lawyers and judges attend the Conference for networking opportunities, excellent CLE and great social activities.Click here to see the program. To receive the early bird rate register now

ETHICS CLE TODAY AT BELO

Don't miss "Legal Malpractice in the Criminal Context: Peeler v. Hughes & Luce - Then and Now,” with speakers Tim Gavin and Barry Sorrels. Today, July 18, noon at Belo. Ethics 1.00. Sponsored by the Legal Ethics Committee.

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. 

MOST DANGEROUS SCHOOL IN THE NATION TRANSFORMED

On Friday, August 1, noon at Belo Linda Cliatt-Wayman , Principal of Strawberry Mansion High School Promise Academy (Philadelphia, PA) will present "Turn This School Around," which tells how a prosecutor and a principal transformed Strawberry Mansion from one of the most dangerous high schools in the nation to a school of hope. MCLE 1.00 (pending). RSVP to Mary Ellen Johnson

PROCEDURAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FEDERAL & STATE COURT RULES

All members are invited to today's Friday Clinic to hear "Primary Procedural Differences Between Federal and State Court Rules" with Rebecca Rutherford. Today, July 18, noon at Belo. MCLE 1.00. RSVP to Kathryn Zack

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

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A SENIOR LAWYER

Join the Senior Lawyers Committee as they present the CLE "What It’s Like to be a Senior Lawyer, How You Feel, and What You Should be Looking Out For," with speakers Hon. Ted Akin, Jim Coleman, John Estes, Frank Finn and Robert Vial. Monday, July 21, noon at Belo. MCLE 1.00.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS'S CONSTITUTION

You are invited to hear Prof. Paul Finkelman speak on "Frederick Douglass's Constitution: From Garrisonian Abolitionist to Lincoln Republican" Thursday, July 24, noon at Belo. MCLE 1.00. Sponsored by the Legal History Discussion Group

SIGN UP NOW-JIMMY & ROSALYNN CARTER WORK PROJECT

It's time to get involved in the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project DFW October 5-11, 2014. There are many ways to participate. To donate, click here Or sign up to be a construction volunteer here or a support volunteer here For more information, click here or contact Kathryn Zack

WINE COLLECTORS DONATE TO SUPPORT DVAP

The Dallas Bar Association is looking for all types and varietals 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. We have received bottles valued from $10 to over $200! Contact Rhonda Thornton to donate before December 14.

MARJA MILLS: THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR

All members are invited to hear author Marja Mills speak on her new book The Mockingbird Next Door: One journalist’s memoir of her friendship with Harper Lee and her sister Alice. Tuesday, August 5, noon at Belo. MCLE 1.00, pending. Sponsored by the Business Litigation & Appellate Law Sections

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.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN COMPUTER LAW?

The DBA’s Computer Law Section invites you to become a member and attend their informative CLE presentations to discuss document assembly, electronic trial notebooks, computerized research, and litigation support and is open to attorneys in all areas of practice. The annual dues are only $20, Join today!

PRO BONO & DVAP CLES/ACTIVITIES

NEW LAWYER LUNCHEON

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PRO BONO CASES

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program needs volunteer attorneys to accept the following pro bono cases. Click here for details. Please contact Whitney Breheny if you are interested. 

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. 

UNACCOMPANIED MINOR - ATTORNEY & NON-ATTORNEY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN LAWTON, OK

Catholic Charities is conducting Know Your Rights Legal Presentations and individual legal consultations at the Fort Sill Detention Center in Lawton, OK. Click here to view and apply for volunteer positions. CCOKC will reimburse some travel expenses. Questions? Richard Klinge

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

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.

WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES!

Donate to the Community Involvement Committee's Christmas in July Drive. For a list of needed items, click here Deliver donations to Belo next Friday, July 25 , from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, click here or contact Elaine Mosher or Tracye McGaughy

MEMBER BENEFITS

"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.

IT'S NOT TOO EARLY TO 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.

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CHANGES TO LOCAL RULES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

Following receipt of public comment, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has determined to amend local civil rules LR 15.1(b) and LR 79.3(b)(2) and amend local criminal rule LCrR 55.3(b)(2), and repeal local civil rule LR 67.1, as set forth in the attachment to Special Order No. 2-82. Click here for more information and to view the 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 conduct myself in Court in a professional manner and demonstrate my respect for the Court and the law. 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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