14 Multi-carrier private insurance exchange for SBOT members and their staffs and dependents 1,800 enrollments, 21,000 exchange visits so far Memberbenefits.com/texasbar (800) 282-8626 Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange
State Bar Sections 47 sections and 2 divisions formed by practice area or special interest Benefits: Newsletters Quarterly journals Websites Blogs CLE opportunities Listservs 19
Keeping You Informed Texas Bar Journal Social media Texas Bar Blog Texas Bar Today Texas Bar TV 20
TexasBar.com All resources at your fingertips! My Bar Page Free legal research Access bar records Update your profile View or report MCLE hours Join a section Report pro bono hours Make an Access to Justice contribution 21
Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program TLAP is available 24 hours a day Helps lawyers, judges, and law students Mental health issues, substance abuse concerns, chronic stress, cognitive decline Call (800) 343-8527 All communication confidential by statute 24
Sheeran-Crowley Memorial Trust 25 Assists Texas attorneys and their families impaired by substance dependence or other mental disorders in paying for treatment or otherwise achieving recovery from their disorder.
28 Protecting the Public Grievance Line: (800) 932-1900 Client-Attorney Assistance Program Took action on behalf of Texas legal consumers 39,000 times in 2013-14 Provided dispute resolution services for 1,100 lawyers and their clients 81% success rate in reestablishing attorney-client communication 28
29 Protecting the Public Client Security Fund 118 applications approved in 2013-14 More than $917,000 in grants 29
30 Grievance Information 30 CDC District Total Number of Grievances Filed Austin752 Dallas2629 Houston2271 San Antonio1742 Total7394
Implemented in 2007. Designed to help identify and assist lawyers who have impairment or performance issues. In exchange for a dismissal of the complaint, the respondent lawyer agrees to complete a remedial or rehabilitative program individually tailored to the lawyer’s needs. If the lawyer does not fully complete the terms of the agreement in a timely manner, the complaint moves forward through the usual disciplinary process. Grievance Referral Program 31
Legal Services for All Texans Legal service programs Volunteer recruitment and training Care campaign 32
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans State Bar of Texas program >30 local bars participating >10,000 veterans helped by 3,000 attorneys since 2010 33
Public Information Educational pamphlets Media outreach Texas Gavel Awards 34
37 I was the first. Vote for Me! Amelia Earhart first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean Thurgood MarshallCesar Chavez first person in American history to organize a successful farm workers union Lisa M. Tatum first African- American president of the State Bar of Texas first African- American Supreme Court justice TexasBar.com/Iwasthefirst
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