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Morris Harrell Professionalism Committee

Promotes and implements programs to enhance professionalism.

Committee Meetings:

Please check the DBA calendar for meeting dates and times.


To learn more about the DBA's Transition to Law Practice Program, click here to watch an introductory video to the program by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.

DBA Trial Academy

The Trial Academy is a hands-on civil trial skills training program intended to improve advocacy skills for solo and small firm lawyers licensed five years or less through a combination of lectures and demonstrations by seasoned attorneys and live exercises by participants. It is jointly sponsored by the Trial Skills Section and the Morris Harrell Professionalism Committee. To apply for the 2017 DBA Trial Academy, click here. Deadline to apply is January 31. Questions? Contact Kathryn Zack.

Videos of the lectures and demonstrations from the Trial Academy will be accessible by non-Trial Academy participants as they become available for viewing. The lectures and demonstrations cover voir dire, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments. To watch the available Trial Academy Videos, click here.

Committee Contacts:

Co-Chair Wes Alost -
Co-Chair Gregory Huffman -
Co-Vice Chair Tricia DeLeon -
Co-Vice Chair Shereen El Domeiri -
Board Advisor Michael Hurst
Staff Liaison Kathryn Zack-

Committee Admin-Webpage


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