The Texas Center for Legal Ethics (TCLE) announced today that it has received a $15,000.00 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to expand TCLE’s Ethics To Go program. Ethics To Go provides high-quality Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programming for attorneys and local bar associations in Texas.
Texas Center for Legal Ethics recently added the latest ethics opinions #641 and #642 released by the Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar. A copy of all opinions can be found under the Resources tab on the Texas Center for Legal Ethics website.
TCLE annually honors a judge or attorney who personifies the highest standards of legal professionalism and integrity. The Pope Award is named after one of TCLE’s founders, former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack Pope, who was the first individual to receive the award in 2009.
The Texas Center for Legal Ethics is now accepting nominations for the sixth annual Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism Awards. The Award is presented to appellate judges and lawyers who epitomize the highest level of professionalism and integrity.
Registration is now open for the February 21 live CLE Presentation, Legal Ethics for Government Lawyers – Brown Bag Luncheon. The event will be held at the Austin Bar Association located at 816 Congress Ave in Austin. For more information or to register, go to http://www.legalethicstexas.com/Courses/Live-Courses/Legal-Ethics-for-Government-Lawyers.aspx. Registration ends February 19.
The State Bar Board of Directors has announced its nominees for President-Elect of the State Bar. They are: Allan DuBois of San Antonio and TCLE Board Trustee Beverly Godbey of Dallas. Voting begins on April 1, and the results will be announced on April 30. The winner will serve as president of the State Bar during the 2015-16 bar year.
Teresa Schedler, the Director of Compliance and Operations for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, recently marked fifteen years of service to the Center. She handles a wide variety of responsibilities for the Center, including working closely with the Supreme Court of Texas to ensure that all newly-licensed Texas attorneys fulfill their obligation to take the Justice James A. Baker Guide to the Basics of Law Practice ethics course, which is sponsored by TCLE.