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State Bar of Texas Podcast
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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.

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Sep 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.

Aug 16, 2019

Bar Leaders Conference 2019: Q&A with Leaders of TYLA

In this State Bar of Texas Podcast, TYLA leaders Victor Flores, Britney Harrison, and Sally Pretorius answer questions submitted at the State Bar of Texas new lawyers swearing-in ceremony.

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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”.

Jun 15, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Bench Bar Breakfast with Wil Haygood

Wil Haygood, award winning author, explores his book, Showdown, to give listeners an in depth perspective about why he wrote it.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 15, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: ‘Get Paid and Have a Life’ with Judge Audrey Moorehead

Judge Audrey Moorehead shares tips from her presentation on how to ‘Get Paid and Have a Life’.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 13, 2019

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: The Science of Speaking with Noah Zandan

Noah Zandan discusses how his company uses advanced data analytics to help people better convey their ideas and messages.

Jun 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.

Apr 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).

Mar 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Nov 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.

Oct 9, 2018

An Inside Look at In-House Counsel

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

Sep 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).

Aug 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 19, 2018

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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.

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