The Texas Center for Legal Ethics is now accepting nominations for the fourth annual Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism Awards. One Award each will be presented to an appellate judge and an appellate lawyer who epitomize the highest level of professionalism and integrity.
The New York Times this morning published a letter to the editor by Jonathan Smaby, Executive Director of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, responding to an op-ed piece published earlier this week on the Time’s website.
The Texas Center for Legal Ethics mourns the passing of Judge Will Garwood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this past Friday. Judge Garwood was not only a gifted and respected jurist and lawyer, he exemplified throughout his long career the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
William B. Hilgers of Hilgers & Langham in Austin and Judge Will Garwood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit were awarded the 2011 Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism Awards at the 16th Annual John Hemphill Dinner on June 3 in Austin.
Avoiding trouble as a lawyer is a lot like steering clear of problems in any other trade: Tell the truth. Don’t overbill. Be on time. While this advice might sound fundamental, it’s also highly applicable to future and current Texas lawyers who will view a new series of online video courses offered by the Texas Center for Legal Ethics (TCLE).
The Texas Center for Legal Ethics (TCLE) has launched “On the Merits,” a blog that will address legal news and trends of the moment from the perspective of legal ethics, accuracy and the roles that judges and attorneys play in the system of justice.