Statewide eFiling Amendments to the TRAP and TRCP & New Technology Standards Set by the JCIT
The new statewide eFiling amendments to the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure (TRAP) and Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (TRCP) and the order signed by both the Supreme Court (all 9 justices) and the Court of Criminal Appeals (all 9 judges) are available to view at bit.ly/13-9165.
The new technology standards set by the Judicial Committee on Information Technology have also been approved. The order can be viewed at bit.ly/13-9172.
Tina Torres to be sworn in as Judge of County Court at Law No. 10, Dec. 20
On December 20 at 12 noon, Tina Torres will be sworn is as Judge of County Court-at-Law No. 10. The investiture ceremony will take place in the Central Jury Room of the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center. Tina was unanimously appointed by the Bexar County Commissioners to fill the vacancy left by Judge Irene Rios, who must step down from that bench in order to run for the Fourth Court of Appeals.
Special seating arrangements have been made for all judges and elected officials attending the investiture. All judges planning to attend are asked to assemble with robes 15 minutes prior to the ceremony.
The SABF Welcomes Your Nominations for the 2014 Peacemaker Awards
Established in 1995, the San Antonio Bar Foundation’s Peacemaker Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding individuals, organizations and companies who have promoted non-violent resolutions to conflicts and have demonstrated outstanding service to our community.
The San Antonio Bar Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the following 2014 Peacemaker Awards:
Peacemaker Award: recognizing an individual or entity who has promoted non-violent resolutions to community conflicts;
Corporate Community Service Award: recognizing a business entity or member of the business community for fostering and performing community service;
Community Service Award: recognizing a lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding service to our community.
If you would like to nominate an individual or company to be considered for the 2014 Peacemaker Awards, please download the nomination form at bit.ly/Peacemaker2014 or contact Katie Kinder at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a nomination form emailed to you.
Nomination forms must be received on or before Friday January 31, 2014. The awards will be presented at the 2014 Peacemaker Awards Gala in March.
Additional LawPay Savings for San Antonio Bar Association Members
San Antonio Bar Association members can easily accept credit and debit card payments from clients!
It is critical for attorneys to handle transactions between their trust and operating accounts correctly. With the LawPay program, attorneys can accept credit cards with confidence knowing their transactions are handled correctly. LawPay meets the requirements for the American Bar Association trust account guidelines as well as the Attorney’s Professional Code of Conduct. As a result, LawPay is approved and recommended exclusively by 39 state and 48 local bar associations.
Through San Antonio Bar Association Member Benefit Program you receive reduced processing rates, multiple features for the client-attorney transaction and a level of personalized service not easily found elsewhere.
Now for a limited time, open a LawPay Account at NO COST and begin accepting credit card payments. The contract is month-to-month and all standard fees associated with opening a merchant account are waived. With discounted member fees, law firms save up to 20 – 25% off standard credit and debit card fees. If you are currently accepting credit and debit cards, we encourage you to compare your current processor with the San Antonio Bar Association Member Benefit Program.
Today through December 20, 2013 the $150 virtual terminal fee is waived for all San Antonio Bar Association members.
In addition, if you open a LawPay account by December 20, 2013 we will waive your program fee for 3 months!