Rocky Dhir

Rocky Dhir

Host of State Bar of Texas Podcast

Rocky Dhir’s dual interest in innovation and the law prompted him to establish Atlas Legal Research, LP in 2000. Atlas provides legal research, legal writing, and document management solutions to corporate legal departments, law firms, and insurance staff counsel operations. Through his work as Atlas’ CEO, Rocky helps clients become more efficient and more competitive in a legal landscape that requires lawyers to embrace new methodologies. Rocky is a firm believer that lawyers can enhance success by embracing business and management principles.

Rocky received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the Michigan Law Review. After law school, Rocky completed a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Jerry Buchmeyer of Dallas.

A published legal author and frequent speaker on adaptation, legal innovation and social media, Rocky is a member of the Mac Taylor Inn of Court in Dallas and is also a proud member of the Rotary Club of Dallas, where he previously served on the Board of Directors, the Club’s Foundation Board of Trustees, and as a two-time co-chair for the Club’s annual Salute to America’s Veterans. You can also find online videos of Rocky conducting interviews for Texas Bar TV, the official YouTube channel for the State Bar of Texas.

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May 9, 2019

The Life and Lessons of Sandra Day O’Connor

Evan Thomas talks about what he learned writing "First: Sandra Day O’Connor" and shares anecdotes and lessons learned from his deep dive into her work and private life.

May 1, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting & Celebrating the Bar’s Long Serving Members

Joe K. Longley and Trey Apffel discuss what attendees can expect at this year’s annual meeting.

April 9, 2019

Workplace Discrimination — From Investigation to Litigation

Suzanne Anderson talks about her career as a trial attorney with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

March 12, 2019

Legal Writing Nerd — Tips for Exceptional Writing Skills

Wayne Schiess discusses his most recent book, “Legal Writing Nerd: Be One,” and gives tips on what lawyers can incorporate to better their writing skills.

February 5, 2019

Lawyer to Author — A Look at Mike Farris’ Interesting Career

Mike Farris talks about his career as an entertainment lawyer and book author.

January 28, 2019

ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Better to be Rich and Guilty?

Bernice Donald, Michele Neitz, Sarah Redfield, Ronald Kramer talk about socioeconomic bias in the justice system.

January 8, 2019

The Need to Lead: Revamping Legal Ed to Grow Better Leaders

Rocky Dhir talks with Leah Teague, associate dean at Baylor University Law School, about leadership and the importance of attorneys taking on the role.

December 27, 2018

Year in Review: A Look Back at the Episodes of 2018

Rocky Dhir looks back at some key moments from the podcast throughout 2018.

November 6, 2018

Lady Lawyer Diaries: Support for Women in Law

Kendyl Hanks and Kristen Vander-Plas, two of the cofounders of @LadyLawyerDiary, discuss how their Twitter account has become a forum for women in the legal industry.

October 9, 2018

An Inside Look at In-House Counsel

William Kruse and Shruti Krishnan talk about their experiences as in-house counsels.

September 6, 2018

Pro Bono Work at the Border

Kimi Jackson talks about the work she does for the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR).

August 23, 2018

Becoming the Tweeter Laureate of Texas with Judge Willett

Judge Don Willett talks about how he became the Tweeter Laureate of Texas and give tips for other judges who want to use social media as a platform.

August 7, 2018

ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Trial Preparation and Practice

Latanishia Watters, Sarah Rogers, and Judge Terry Ruckriegle explain the importance of properly preparing for a trial.

August 3, 2018

ABA Annual Meeting 2018: How Aggressive Should We Get in Pleadings?

Michael Panter, Matthew Moeller, David Pardue, and Michael Weber explain the purpose of pleadings and how to craft them successfully.

July 26, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: A Conversation with Frank Stevenson

Frank Stevenson talks about him stepping down from his role as immediate past president of the State Bar of Texas.

July 26, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: The New Face of the Texas Young Lawyers Association

Sally Pretorius is the new president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and on today's show she talks about the projects she will be working on during her term.

July 26, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: Preserving Mobile Device Data

Craig Ball talks about the importance of evidence preservation for tablets and smart phones.

July 26, 2018

Bonus Coverage of the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018

Tune in as the State Bar Annual Meeting 2018 continues with these next three episodes on the State Bar of Texas Podcast.

June 28, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: This Year’s Bar Initiatives

In today's episode, Rudy Metayer and Erich Birch talk about the bar initiatives.

June 28, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: How 1968 Impacted Today’s Legal Landscape

Doug Brinkley and Talmage Boston discuss the 1968 a tumultuous year and what made it become American history and how lawyers can learn from this time period.

June 27, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: Why Lawyers Should be Listening to Podcasts

John Strohmeyer and Teresa Waldrop talk about why podcasts are useful and how effective they can be to help improve your practice.

June 27, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: Legal Technology–Been There Done That

Jason Smith talks about what new technology faces in the legal industry.

June 27, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: AI’s Impact on Jobs

Ron Chichester discusses how computers have become an integral part of our lives and what this means for the law of computers.

June 22, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: The Purpose of Paralegals

Tiffany Haas and Johanna Schroeder discuss about how paralegals can be invaluable to attorneys.

June 22, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: Writing your own Textbook

Matt Crockett talks about his own textbook and how it helped both him and his students.

June 21, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: Social Media and Ethics

John Browning talks about pitfalls seen from using social media and what lawyers can do to avoid them.

June 21, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: Cultivating Humor in the Legal Profession

Pamela Buchmeyer joins us today to talk about the role of humor in the legal profession. as well as discussing her late father, Jerry Buchmeyer, and his column, which is now hers.

June 21, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: How to Build up your LinkedIn Profile

Donna Serdula explains how she became the LinkedIn queen and how attorneys can use the platform to build their brand.

June 21, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: Harper Lee and Documenting Complexity

Joseph Crespino explains points in his book called “Atticus Finch: The Biography,” and how he got inspired to write about it.

June 20, 2018

What It’s Like to Write with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Bryan Garner, lawyer, lexicographer, and award-winning author of more than 20 books, talks about his love of legal writing and working closely with Justice Scalia.

June 20, 2018

Depression and Addiction in the Mind of a Lawyer

Brian Cuban talks about addressing addiction and depression and how to recognize warning signs and how to reach out to those in need of your support.

June 20, 2018

Anthony Graves on Overcoming a Wrongful Conviction

In this inaugural episode we hear from Anthony Graves, a man who spent nearly two decades in prison—12 of those years on death row—for multiple homicides he didn’t commit.

June 19, 2018

The State Bar of Texas Podcast Trailer

Learn what's coming up in the State Bar of Texas Podcast, a relaunched explorative and engaging show featuring legal trends and analysis, current events, and stories, and accounts that affect all of us, lawyers and non-lawyers alike.