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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November 15, 2019

The Texas Lawyer’s Creed: Conduct Above Reproach

Buck Files and Kenda Culpepper discuss the history of the Texas Lawyer’s Creed.

October 11, 2019

Branding for Lawyers: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

Amy Boardman Hunt and Gene Major offer lawyers pro perspectives on how to market your practice effectively AND responsibly.

September 25, 2019

Suicide in the Law: A Problem We Can’t Keep Ignoring

Terry Bentley Hill and Chris Ritter share their passion for helping attorneys learn how to recognize depression and get help for those at risk for self-harm.

July 11, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Forms of Address with Judge Roy Ferguson

394th Judicial District Judge Roy Ferguson discusses the unanticipated social changes that judges have to contend with after ascending to the bench.

June 21, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Josh Team and the Adaptable Lawyer

Josh Team, president of Keller Williams, addresses how lawyers can play an integral role in helping companies keep pace with the rapid pace of tech innovation.

June 17, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Bar Presidents Randy Sorrels and Benny Agosto, Jr.

State Bar of Texas president Randy Sorrels and Houston Bar Association president Benny Agosto, Jr. share what to expect from their terms in office and why they both prioritize developing a more diverse bar.

June 17, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Conversation with Keynote Speaker Asha Rangappa

Asha Rangappa discusses the history, current status, and a possible solution to our country’s problems with disinformation and “fake news”.

June 15, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Fooding in Austin

Amy Starnes, Hannah Allison, Jennifer Dunham, and Eric Quitugua recommend their favorite places to eat in Austin.

June 15, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Ted Boutrous and Tom Leatherbury on Open Government Law and Fake News

Tom Leatherbury and Ted Boutrous explore the ramifications of the phrase “fake news” and what can be done to restore confidence in the press.

June 14, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Ethical Use of Contract Lawyers with Penny Robe

Penny Robe of Robe Law Firm discusses the ethical ways to bringing on a contract lawyer, and how the ABA and Texas rules differ.

June 14, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: The US National Debt with Larry Gibbs

Larry Gibbs of Miller & Chevalier discusses the matter of America’s rising national debt and urges citizens to take interest and take action to address it.

June 14, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: What Kanye Can Teach Us About Litigation

Elliot Mayén and Brent Turman discuss attributes of Kanye West as a rapper, has to help lawyers in the courtroom.

June 14, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Free Press and the First Amendment with David McCraw

David McCraw of the New York Times discusses the state of the free press, the impact of new tech on journalism, and the challenges we face in the future.

June 13, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: A View from the Bench with Judge Roy Ferguson

Judge Roy Ferguson of the Texas 394th Judicial District talks with host Rocky Dhir about the mistakes he sees lawyers make that put their clients’ recovery at great risk.

June 13, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Representing Diverse Clients

Lia Davis and Jake Monty share their thoughts on how lawyers can better serve a diverse client base.

June 6, 2019

Fostering a Stronger State Bar through Social Media

Andrew Tolchin and Michelle Cheng discuss their work with the Texas Lawyers Facebook Group and how they’re building a healthier, stronger legal community for Texas.

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.