State Bar of Texas Podcast
The State Bar of Texas Podcast is a monthly show featuring news and discussions relevant to the legal profession, from the latest industry trends and caselaw to practice tips and State Bar programs. Host Rocky Dhir, attorney and CEO of Dallas-based Atlas Legal Research, invites thought leaders and innovators to share their insight and knowledge on what matters to practitioners.
On an October morning in 2017, Lisa Torry Smith was walking her son to school when they were struck by a car while in a crosswalk. Lisa died at the scene, her...
A surprising shift has swept through Texas courts since COVID-19, likely traceable to the public’s collective new awareness of suffering due to pandemic-era hardships. In recent months, there has seemed to be...
An individual’s use of the justice system shouldn’t solely be based on a cost-benefit analysis, but for many, it is just that. With such a major hurdle in access to justice, a...
As a follow-up to her panel discussion at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2022, Keri Blakinger joins Rocky Dhir to share more of her personal story and her perspectives on...
Space innovation is ramping up in Brownsville, Texas. The city experienced rapid change in the past decade after SpaceX set up operations, and many lawyers are excited to have a front row...
Should We Be Able to Reclaim a Racist Slur – as a Registered Trademark? In this special State Bar of Texas podcast, host Rocky Dihr welcomes Simon Tam, a musician, author, activist,...
What we can expect from SCOTUS in its last leg of a highly controversial term
What Are the Legal Implications of the Astroworld Aftermath? Listen to hear the latest on Litigation and Its Impact on the Live Events Industry
Courtroom Transparency - How the COVID-19 Pandemic Altered Court Accessibility and What Transparency Looks Like in a Post - COVID World
Special guest Corban Addision joins to discuss his most recent legal thriller “Wastelands”; and how lawyers can leverage the power of storytelling in their legal writing and client advocacy initiatives.
What Every Young Lawyer Needs to Know about Family Law: Including a Perspective from the Bench
Best Practices Employers should Follow to Properly Respond to and Investigate Harassment Claims
The 2022-2023 State Bar year marks a new chapter as Texas lawyers emerge from the pandemic and a sense of normalcy returns. Rocky Dhir talks with soon-to-be State Bar and TYLA presidents...
The last two years have brought a variety of game-changers to employment law, in large part due to pandemic-era effects on employee/employer relationships.
Name, Image, and Likeness: Dealmaking in the Entertainment, Media and Sports Industries
The Face of Houston’s Diverse Dining Scene shares Work, Life and Overall Wellness Advice
No matter how good you are as an attorney, your law firm will face a crisis. Crisis management gurus explore how to prepare and react.
Gen Z: What Kind of Colleagues Will They Be? Jury Decision - Making and the Gen Z Juror
After two years of hosting an entirely virtual event, the State Bar of Texas will be returning to an in-person Annual Meeting for 2022! Rocky Dhir talks with Bar president Sylvia Borunda...
Why bother to become a board certified attorney? As it turns out, there are tons of advantages for your legal practice. The State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir welcomes Leo...
Time to meet your candidates! On March 10, Joe Escobedo and Cindy Tisdale participated in a live, virtual forum hosted by Rocky Dhir. Get to know Joe and Cindy as they share...
Texas law school deans Joan Bullock, Jennifer Collins, Felecia Epps, and Patricia Roberts share their perspectives on womens’ contributions to the legal profession.
Trang Tran shares tips for ensuring legal and ethical standards for remote workers.
Warren W. Harris and Kirsten Castañeda discuss significant matters in appellate law throughout the past year.
Virtual communication pro Elisabeth Steele shares tips for legal professionals on improving their online video interactions.
Gene Major explains the State Bar of Texas’ new Advertising Review Portal and its efficient processes for ad approval.
Rocky Dhir chats with D. Todd Smith about the implications of automated certificates of service and their helpfulness in Texas courts.
Joe Cleveland and Craig Stone discuss the Lanham Act and its creator, Texas Congressman Fritz Lanham.
Angelica Hernandez discusses the importance of including diverse voices in the Texas Bar Journal to provide a broader perspective for its readers.
As newly sworn in president of the State Bar of Texas, Sylvia Borunda Firth discusses her goals for the coming year and her hopes for furthering diversity and inclusion for future generations...
Judge Maricela Moore outlines the challenges of reopening Texas courthouses and what measures are being taken to ensure the safety of those involved.
Judge Emily Miskel discusses Texas’ approach to remote proceedings and explains why we may see permanent changes to courts, even after COVID restrictions are lifted throughout the state.
2021-22 president-elect candidates Sara Dysart and Laura Gibson chat with Rocky Dhir about their backgrounds, experience, and goals for the presidency.
Rocky Dhir talks with Rod Ponton and Judge Roy Ferguson about their viral “Cat Lawyer” experience.
Lewis Kinard and Claude Ducloux offer in-depth information on the proposed rule changes State Bar of Texas members will see on the 2021 ballot.
Penny Robe, the current course director for the State Bar of Texas’ law practice management CLEs, offers insights on succession planning for lawyers.
UNT Dallas professor Michael Maslanka offers insights into how COVID-era changes in legal practice and education have created new possibilities for the future of law.
Richard Pena and Terry Tottenham, both lawyers, veterans, and former presidents of the State Bar of Texas, discuss the great work done by the TLTV since its start ten years ago.
Kelli Fuqua unpacks the ADA considerations employers need to be mindful of as their employees continue to work in the midst of the pandemic.
Sharon Sandle unveils the State Bar’s new website dedicated to helping Texas legal professionals find the tools they need to practice law with ease.
Elizabeth Rogers shares highlights from her panel on privacy risks attorneys need to be aware of when using web-based tools for the practice of law.
Nik Sallie Franklin shares highlights from her presentation on lawyer wellness.
New TYLA president Britney Harrison discusses her platform and new projects planned for the coming year.
Hannah Dyal shares insights from her Texas Bar Journal article, “Building a Disaster Plan for Your Law Practice.”
Host Rocky Dhir is joined by Paul Stafford to discuss the milestone anniversaries of the 15th and 19th amendments and their relationship to current events.
Reginald Hirsch and Ron Chichester discuss the State Bar of Texas’ plans for their first-ever virtual annual meeting.
Quentin Brogdon and Ron Hedges share insights on the legal challenges arising from driverless vehicle technologies.
David Slayton shares insights on how the Texas judiciary is navigating COVID-19 and what to expect as courts reopen.
Sylvia Borunda Firth and Pablo Almaguer share their backgrounds and what they hope to bring to the State Bar of Texas presidency.
Teresa Valderrama offers guidance for employers as they navigate challenges arising from the coronavirus crisis.
Tamera Bennett shares insights from her career as an entertainment lawyer in Texas.
Rocky Dhir’s dual interest in innovation and the law prompted him to establish Atlas Legal Research, LP...
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