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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 2013 DATES
UPCOMING DBA PROGRAMS/OTHER
ALL CLE PROGRAMS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
TODAY: ETHICS CLE AT BELO
All members are invited to hear "Never Enough: One Lawyer’s True Story of How He Gambled His Career Away," with speaker Michael Burke. Today, May 17, noon at Belo. Ethics 1.00. Sponsored by the DBA Peer Assistance Committee and Caron Texas
LAW STUDENTS & RECENT LAW GRADS--SIGN UP NOW!
Calling all law students and recent law grads--you are invited to the DBA's "Law Student Professionalism Program" Thursday, May 30, 2:00 p.m. at Belo. RSVP to Mary Ellen Johnson
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
2013 JUDICIAL EVALUATION POLL-ONLINE VOTING - UPDATE SPAM SOFTWARE
The DBA’s Judicial Evaluation Poll will take place online between Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, June 4 at 5 p.m. Resident DBA members will receive an e-mail directing them to their online ballots on Monday, May 20. Those who do not have e-mail will receive a paper ballot by mail. Those who wish to vote by paper ballot must call Kathryn Zack at (214) 220-7450. Update your spam software to allow the emailed ballot to enter your inbox from DallasBar@BallotBoxOnline.com
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR AT BELO
Sandra Day O'Connor will present a special CLE titled "Civics Education Within the Middle Schools" Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. at Belo. MCLE 1.00. RSVP to Mary Ellen Johnson For more information, click here Sponsored by the Business Litigation and Tort & Insurance Practice Sections, Cooper & Scully, P.C. and Shannon Gracey, LLP.
JOIN THE 2013 DBA 100 CLUB
Do you have two or more attorneys in your Dallas office? Are they ALL members of the DBA? If so, you could be eligible for membership in our distinguished DBA 100 Club For more information, contact Kim Watson
EMPLOYERS WANTED: jUNE-aUGUST
We have placed student interns in legal departments across Dallas for 20 years-we can find one for your firm too! The interns have applied, interviewed and been selected, but now, they just need a place to work. Options include: full-time or part-time for either 4 or 8-weeks. Starts June 17. Contact Amy Smith or learn more here
DBA BENCH BAR CONFERENCE : REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
It’s not too early to make plans to attend the Bench Bar Conference September 26-27 in the Texas Hill Country! In addition to fresh CLE topics, the conference provides excellent networking opportunities. Click here to register now!
HOME PROJECT SILENT AUCTION/WRAP PARTY
Click here to participate in the DBA Home Project’s Silent Auction. Online bidding ends on May 29 at 10:00pm; silent auction bidding continues at the Wrap Party on May 30 (6pm-8pm at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin). Heritage Auctions is generously hosting the online silent auction. All members welcome!
NEW LAWYER LUNCHEON
New to the DBA and Dallas? Join DVAP Wednesday, May 22, noon, at Belo for a 1-hour informational and complimentary luncheon about pro bono opportunities in Dallas. Email Chris Reed-Brown for reservations.
ROAD TO EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
You are invited to attend the "Road to Executive Leadership Program" Tuesday, June 4, Noon-1:00 p.m. at Belo. Speakers: Julia Simon, Mary Kay; Wesley Terrell, AT&T; Helen Yu, American Airlines; and Chris Luna, moderator, MetroPCS. MCLE 1.00. Questions? Contact Alicia Hernandez. Sponsored by the Minority Participation Committee
BAR NONE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Click here to get tickets to Bar None XXVIII: Downton Att'y. The show runs June 12-15 at SMU's Greer Garson Theatre and proceeds benefit the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarships at SMU. For more information, click here
DVAP GUARDIAN AD LITEM
Sign up for the DVAP Guardian Ad Litem Certification Course May 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Belo. MCLE 3.00, Ethics 1.00. More information here. Click here to register online. Questions? Contact Alicia Perkins.
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY ADVANCED TOPICS SEMINAR
All members are invited to this two-day CLE special event June 6-7 at Belo! Topics range from Electronic Evidence and Social Media to Detention Hearings and Alternatives. June 6: MCLE 7.50 (Ethics 2.00); 8:25 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. June 7: MCLE 7.50 (Ethics 1.00); 8:25 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Click here to register and here for the agenda. Presented by the DBA Juvenile Justice Committee
SUMMER PRO BONO CLERKS LUNCHEON
All members are invited to the Pro Bono Clerks Luncheon Friday, June 7, noon at Belo. Speakers: Victoria Neave, Ebony Rivon and Judge Craig Smith. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. MCLE 1.00, Ethics 0.25. RSVP to Alicia Perkins
ADVERTISE IN THE LEGAL RESOURCE & EXPERT WITNESS GUIDE
Don't miss your opportunity to advertise (print & online) in the #1 "Legal Resource & Expert Witness Guide " in Dallas County. Contact PJ Hines at 214-597-5920.
BROOKS BROTHERS CORPORATE SHOPPING EVENT – SAVE 30%
For 1 day only , Wednesday, May 22 , 2013, all enrolled Brooks Brothers Corporate Members will save 30% on regular price merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores and online at BrooksBrothers.com For enrollment information, click here For questions or assistance with enrollment, contact Kim Watson
GET PAID BY CREDIT CARD
There's never been a better time to begin accepting credit cards in your firm! For a limited time, open a LawPay account at NO COST ! Today through May 31, 2013, the $150 web-based terminal start-up-fee is waived for DBA members. Call 866-376-0950 or visit www.LawPay.com/dallasbar And, if you open a LawPay account by May 31, 2013, we will waive your program fee for 3 months! Click for more information.
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.
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.
LAWYERS' LOUNGE KEYPAD CODE
The DBA Family Law Section has taken the lead to remodel the second floor Lawyers’ Lounge at the Courthouse. For security reasons, a keypad entry system was installed. For lawyers only, the code is 5297. If you forget the code, please go to the District Court Administration Office on the sixth floor (West Side), and present your bar card for the key pad security code to the lounge. Thank you for your patience as we update the Lawyers’ Lounge.