Screenshot 2017-05-05 15.01.31Yesterday, the Austin Bar Association’s Civil Appellate Law Section hosted a program entitled “An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals” at Austin’s InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. My firm, Smith Law Group, was among the event’s sponsors.

This event was a natural sequel to the well-received peek behind the proverbial curtain when the Court, months ago, opened its offices to host local attorneys at the “Breakfast with the Third Court of Appeals.” As usual, the event was well attended by the Court, its staff, and practitioners. The Third Court of Appeals has consistently engaged the legal community and events like this demonstrate this fact.

While primarily a chance to socialize with the Court, Chief Justice Jeff Rose gave some remarks and introduced his fellow attending Justices. The evening offered attendees a chance to informally interact with our judiciary. Thanks to my fellow Civil Appellate Section Council members and the Third Court for ensuring that this and other programs are well-attended and enjoyable opportunities to maintain connections in our local legal community.