The Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are co-sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court.” This event—previously held in 2008, 2010, and 2012—will take place on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel here in Austin. CLE credit (1.5 hours, .33 ethics) has been requested.
Chief Justice Hecht and Justices Green, Johnson, Willett, Guzman, Lehrmann, Boyd, and Devine will participate in a panel discussion about practice before the Court and other relevant issues. A cocktail reception will follow. Information about cost and how to RSVP is available here.
Prior versions of this event were highly informative and very well attended. I was privileged to serve as moderator in 2012, when I was both the sitting ABA Appellate Section Chair and a member of the State Bar Appellate Section Council. The Court has gone through significant changes since then. I would encourage all Texas lawyers to take advantage of this special opportunity to hear what the new chief justice and the Court’s other members have to say.